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RE: Ground-Neutral Bond clarification needed.

While it is sometimes necessary to make a ground/neutral bond on a generator to get your EMS to work, I'm not going to get into whether the ground/neutral bond on a generator provides increased shock safety. You might want to read this PDF for information to decide...
vermilye 09/12/14 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Flex garden hose

While it sounds like a great solution, there are far more negative reviews at Amazon than positive. It doesn't sound like it is any better than the "junk" hoses, which are quite a bit cheaper...
vermilye 09/05/14 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Southwest US trip ideas

As everyone states, with only two weeks it will be tough to see the southwest. One of my favorite websites for exploring what is available is Utah.com. The Grand Circle is a ring of National (and state) parks. The linked page has a suggested 11 day tour. I've been to all the locations on the itinerary; you will see some of the best of the southwest. I'd never try to do this much in so little time, but have the advantage that I'm retired, and can take as long as I want. My last trip was 304 days...
vermilye 09/04/14 01:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Shore cord gets warm/hot!

First I would clean the discolored blade with fine sandpaper, Or maybe an emery stick. Second, buy you a 30 to 50 amp adapter and use this if your CG pedestal has a 50 amp receptacle. The 50 amp receptacle will more likely have better contacts than the 30 amp. 30 amp receptacles tend to get overloaded, causing the contacts to get hot, then weaken, causing overheating of the plug. I wonder if he is already using a 50 amp adapter and somehow drawing more than 30 amps. One needs to be careful using a 30 amp, #10 cord and protecting it with a 50 amp breaker. Wouldn't the coach 30 amp breaker protect everything? Yes, except for the 30 amp rated cord if there was a 30 - 49 amp fault before the RV main breaker (which is pretty near impossible). A dead short in the cord (a more likely fault) would trip the 50 amp pedestal breaker fast enough to provide protection.
vermilye 09/03/14 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Wifi for on the road

Most WiFi is short distance and not available on the road. As others have mentioned, on the road coverage is usually cell based that uses a hotspot to convert the cell coverage to a local WiFi (even the built in WiFi you mentioned from Chevy). While you can find free WiFi networks at many locations (such as McDonalds, libraries, etc) in general you need to be in or near the facility to pick up the signal.
vermilye 09/02/14 08:48am Technology Corner
RE: Colorado River valley in AZ, NV and CA

I spent a month at La Paz County Park on the Colorado River about 9 miles north of Parker, AZ. Good prices, first come park with water & electric (and weekly pump out service).
vermilye 08/31/14 09:35am Snowbirds
RE: How much do you pay for the following work

I just saw the posted $ at the Syracuse Camping World - $139.00 per axle. At my shop in Cicero (about 15 miles away) it is $100.00 per axle.
vermilye 08/24/14 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bucket List trip

We will have 6 days total camping time plus driving days. I plan to drive west for 2 or 3 days then the misses will fly out to meet me for the 6 days then she will have to fly back home while I make the drive.... Goodness. I think you better plan on just Yellowstone with,perhaps, a quick look see at Teton NP.I'd have to agree. Trying to see too many places in too short a time really doesn't work. All you do is build up a list of "what I'll see next trip", and a lot of frustration at having to leave before you want to in order to rush to the next stop. I just finished a 304 day trip across the US, visited a number of places on my bucket list, but even with that much time I have ended up with just as many new places to see on future trips. With only 6 days, I'd stick with seeing Yellowstone, and spend one day driving the tow vehicle to and through the Tetons.
vermilye 08/24/14 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar question

It is hard to answer without knowing what your average daily amp hour usage is. I use an average of 30 - 35 amp hours per day & have no problem replacing it with a 95 watt panel in the summer (high angle sun) on clear days. On the other hand, in winter and cloudy days, it doesn't come close. I'm feeding a pair of 6V Interstate 232 amp hour batteries.
vermilye 08/23/14 03:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What's up with Millenicom?

2X Thanks for the information. I didn't realize the 3G Store availability.
vermilye 08/21/14 08:55am Technology Corner
RE: Questions about Acadia next fall

I use the Foliage Network to look up timing for the East. You can check back 4-5 years to come up with an average, and once things start to turn, they update the current year often. As to a favorite park, I usually stay at Lamoine State Park across the bay. About 17 miles from the National Park.
vermilye 08/20/14 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's up with Millenicom?

rdthompson1 wrote: You can buy the same stuff elsewhere and sign up with that. It does not have to come from Millenicom. I'm using it now and it is fine most of the time. Any where exactly have you actually done this? And is it month to month with no contract and is $90 for 20GB of data with 4G using the Verizon network? Actual facts would be helpful, anything else is a waste of people's time. Hmm I would also be interested in that. I have a verizon mifi already but was under the impression that I needed to buy Millenicoms mifi. That would be great if I didnt have too I believe there are some variables there, as when I checked a while ago there was a program in which you could use a unit purchased elsewhere. In my situation, whether that was location, plan, or whatever it was, I would have needed to purchase from them. I don't remember specifics, or even if it's still in effect. The website explains it all. If you check their current website, the "Bring Your Own" plan is no longer available. It was on the Sprint network. If you want their Hotspot plan, you must purchase the hotspot through Millenicom (which, as noted, is temporarily out of stock).
vermilye 08/20/14 09:14am Technology Corner
RE: Crater Lake/Mazama Campground

Another vote for Collier State Park. Good Verizon coverage; not sure about AT&T. I've also stayed at Joseph Stewart & liked the campground - good AT&T coverage, slow 1X for Verizon. If you continue West on OR 138, be sure to check out Susan Creek BLM campground near Glide. A great location for seeing the many waterfalls along OR 138. Beautiful location; no hookups, but hot showers.
vermilye 08/18/14 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Found this generator at Home Depot. "deal of the day"

While a 3db increase is a doubling of power, it is not a doubling of loudness. Loudness is subjective since the human ear is being used as a measuring device. If you take a couple of hundred people and ask them to turn up a sound source until it is twice as loud, the average change would be around 10db. A trained ear can hear a 1db level difference, however most individuals require a larger increase to detect a change unless listening to a single frequency tone. As 12thgenusa noted, Decibels are logarithmic. It takes some adjustment of logic to accept that a 3db change is doubling, a 10db change is 10X power, 20db change is 100X power, a 60db change is 1,000,000X power, etc.
vermilye 08/13/14 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: GPS speedometer replacement (update)

The satellites used for the GPS system are close enough to the Earth that any delay due to distance is negligible. The delay is caused by both processing & refresh time (how often GPS updates). My GPS is my primary speedometer - I rarely even look at the original.
vermilye 08/12/14 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: internet providers

While a Verizon Hotspot will not work on the AT&T network (Different technology & 4G frequencies), if you want to stick with AT&T, they sell hotspot devices. You can get them (with contract) from AT&T or even Walmart.
vermilye 08/12/14 01:07pm Technology Corner
RE: 12v lamps go dim, then bright repeatedly

Another possibility is a auto resetting thermal circuit breaker on another circuit tripping & resetting. Do you have any other 12V device that has stopped working? If you have a clamp on DC amp meter, check the battery current. If it goes up when the lights dim, that is likely the problem.
vermilye 08/12/14 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Fall Suggestions

One of my favorite Fall Color locations is Ricketts Glen State Park in PA. A 7 mile trail along 22 waterfalls and hundreds of cascades, etc. http://lakeshoreimages.com/images147/ASE_1212.jpg width=640 More photos and information at me LakeshoreImages page. If you do the Blue Ridge Parkway, a short hop over to West Virginia & Babcock State Park and the Glade Creek Grist Mill is worth a stop: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images274/ASG_7510.jpg width=640
vermilye 08/11/14 03:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground recommendations.

I spent a month in the La Paz County Park in Parker, AZ. Some sites are right on the Colorado River, February temperatures were in the 60's & 70's. Sites have water & electric, and a pump truck is available once a week. Clean bathrooms & showers, lots of activities and a great floating bar/restaurant next door. $340.00 + Electric per month ($235.00 for dry camping). Of course, if you want cheap, Imperial Dam BLM camping area across the river about 25 miles from Yuma is $40.00 for 2 weeks, and $180.00 for the entire winter. No hookups, but a great community (water, a dump station, and dumpsters are included).
vermilye 08/11/14 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GFCI issues when powering two 30A RVs from a 50A outlet

15/20 amp outlets are the only ones that may have GFCI outlets. 30 and 50 do not. You will be ok.While MOST 30 amp pedestals don't have GFCIs, a few do. Ran into one at an Indiana State Park last week.
vermilye 08/06/14 10:54am Tech Issues
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