I use an app called Repeater Book. It lists all repeaters in order of distance from your phone. Another way is to purchase the ARRL repeater directory. I've made many contacts while traveling and stationary. I prefer 40 meters but that's another story.
I always look forward to staying at the Danbury CT Welcome Center on I-84 NB. It is so nice that I stay there on my return trip from Nova Scotia. There is 24 hour security, satellite friendly, water and a dump station there.
Another favorite is the Augusta ME Walmart.
I do all my own oil changes.
I know where ALL the grease fitting are.
I don't over fill the engine oil and I use OEM filters primed thru the inlet side.
Safety checks are made during servicing in my own garage.
Used oil is transported to be recycled.
I simply don't trust any facility to do the job properly.
Now that I'm 73, complete annual servicing takes me about 3 hours.
Aliments are not based off the tire but the wheel.
It would be helpful for the alignment technician to see the old tire
wear pattern if possible. I frequently take photos of items I need
to remember or show to others.
Don't forget to insure that the alignment tech checks the front
end and steering components for wear. He will also "center" the
Be sure to tell the alignment tech if there are any noises or wandering issues as he may want to increase the caster angle a little.
"Who regularly turns off their coach power, and have you had any Norcold black box problems because of it?"
I do and never a problem with my 1200. It is normally off and is turned on the day before a trip. Coach stays plugged into 50A with the master switches off.
I'm plugged into 50 amp service 24/7/365. Chassis batteries are maintained by a small trickle charger. House batteries take about 1 gallon of water a year.
My Direct TV receiver also stays "active" and doesn't require refreshing when
leaving on a trip.
I get at mine from under the bed. Loosen with a fabric strap wrench and lower the
old filter a bit. Place used filter in a Zip Lock bag and place the bag in a plastic container. Properly dispose of used filter. Fill new filter as described above, place in Zip Lock bag, install and tighten. Start engine and observe for any problems. Keep towels handy....
Adjust the location of the leach field as necessary. This will be the cheapest option.
Install conduit/piping for future use. Don't forget to install "pull wires" in the conduit. Suggest 1 1/4" conduit.