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RE: Blue Ridge Parkway start to end

Here are some numbers for the Bunches Bald tunnel. Height at the edge line: 10' 6" Height at the center line: 18' 4" Height 1' from edge line: 11.98' Height 2' from edge line: 13.31' - Driver's side is on center line. Height 3' from edge line: 14.48' Note: I made the following assumptions: The shape of the top of the tunnel is parabolic. The minimum and maximum heights as post on www.blueridgeparkway.org are accurate. Tom
pulsar 09/02/15 07:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Veternarians

Very sorry for your loss - even when it is time it isn't easy. Your criticism of the way you were treated is valid. Hopefully it will help your vet "clean up" the procedures in his office. We have had the task of putting down many dogs - the price we pay for the joy we have shared with them. In all but one instance, we were treated with loving concern and consideration. At our regular vet's office, euthanasia is the only procedure that is paid for upfront, if there are two people with the animal. (For us, there always has been - I don't know what the procedure is with only one person.) We are taking to a room, one of us, depending on who has trained and handled the dog, stays with the dog and the other deals with the paperwork, which includes cremation, paw print and paying. We spend as much time as we want with our pet. When we are ready, the vet comes in. He, sometimes she, no longer explains the procedure to us. They are aware that it's not our first time. It's not a happy time, the vet knows us and the dog and is truly saddened. After it over, we can spend as much time as we want and then leave without having to deal with the paperwork. Tom
pulsar 09/02/15 10:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway start to end

I drove the complete BRP and the Skyline Drive in my 39' motorhome. No problems and a great, scenic drive. I highly recommend it. Don't let anyone mislead you on the tunnels. -Tom You give the length of yours but fail to state the height. It's 11'5", unless you have modified it. I'm a few inches higher than 11'5" with a roof top satellite dish. But I do have a ~3' CB antenna on the driver's side. That antenna never hit the roof of any tunnel. Anyway, as I stated, one can drive the complete BRP with an RV. Although, stay towards the center in most tunnels, as you stated. -Tom Would it have hit if it were on the passenger's side? I believe that is the side we are worrying about. Tom
pulsar 09/02/15 10:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Pic test,Think I need help

http://i.imgur.com/fQDMRdwl.jpg "border=0" See 1492's tutorial - "Easy Photo Upload & Posting Web App" in the RV.Net Tutorials and Picture related FAQ's at the top of this forum. It is the easiest way to post pictures on this forum. Tom
pulsar 09/02/15 10:18am Forum Technical Support
RE: Correct an Error message when pic s are posted

Dennis, Thanks for making me smile; a pictorial explanation of what to do if one can't see pictures. I did the same thing. The tutorial for the FAQs in Forum Technical Support also use pictures to answer this question. Tom
pulsar 09/02/15 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier NP to West Yellowstone

I would travel north on US 89 from St Marys to MT 464. That's about 13 miles. MT 464 to US 89 in Browning US 89 to US 287 US 287 to I-15 I-15 to US 287 That would put you stopping somewhere around Helena. We've not used a campground near Helena, so I have no recommendations. US 89 is a good road except between Browning and St Mary )that is the reason for taking MT 464.) Tom
pulsar 08/31/15 07:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway start to end

I drove the complete BRP and the Skyline Drive in my 39' motorhome. No problems and a great, scenic drive. I highly recommend it. Don't let anyone mislead you on the tunnels. -Tom Where was the mislead about the tunnels? As I stated, his length is not a problem, the issue is height. That is why I asked how tall his rig is. You give the length of yours but fail to state the height. It's 11'5", unless you have modified it. 11'5" can make it through all of the tunnels, although there are a couple that you would have to stay off of the right side line. The charts that list minimum height for the tunnels measure it at the edge stripe. The minimum height for the Bunchess Bald tunnel is listed as 10'6". I think anything under 13' can make it through all of the tunnels, but will have to drive in the center of some. Above 13', some of the tunnels could be scary. Tom
pulsar 08/31/15 07:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Trailer won't operate on plugged in power

... We thought it might be the power converter, so when we got back I replaced it but no change. ... When you got home and plugged in, you still did not have power to the 120 VAC outlets? Did you check the coach's main 120 VAC circuit breaker? Does your coach have a transfer switch? Tom
pulsar 08/30/15 08:58pm Tech Issues
RE: First time winterizing

Depending on the features of your coach, there are many steps to winterizing. Does your coach have any water filters? Does you coach's refrigerator have an ice maker or washing machine? Basically, you want to remove all of the water from the systems. The gray and black water tanks should be drained, before you start. The drain for the fresh water tank will do a good job for that. And the drain plug for the water heater should drain it. (I usually open those drains, or plugs and after the water quits draining, I dive to a service station and fill up the fuel tank. The point is to get out any residual water.) The low point drains for the water lines should not be relied on to eliminate all of the water from the lines. Hopefully, your coach has a water heater by-pass valve. You don't want to put antifreeze in the water heater tank because it is too hard too flush out in the spring. And hopefully, your coach has a winterizing valve that allows the water pump to pump antifreeze into the pipes. That said, here are the steps: Remove water filtes. Set the water heater bypass valve to bypass the heater. Turn the pump valve that allows it to siphon antifreeze to the winterize position. Put the siphon tube into the antifreeze container and turn the water pump on. (see not below) Open each hot and cold water faucet one at a time until antifreeze just begins to from the faucet. Don't forget the external shower, if you coach has one. Press the toilet flush pedal until antifreeze begins to flow. Leave a little antifreeze in the bowl. Turn off the water pump and turn the winterizing valve back to normal. Pour a little bit (about a cup) of antifreeze into each drain. Note: The process of adding antifreeze usually require two people. One outside handling the pump, siphoning tube, and container of antifreeze. Antifreeze comes in one gallon container and one gallon will not be enough. When a container is emptied, the pump must be shut off and the siphoning tube inserted into a new container. There is one other notable method of winterizing, which involve blowing out the lines with an air compressor, but we will leave that for another discussion. On edit: I like Dick_B's suggestion. Tom
pulsar 08/30/15 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Magnum 3000 Inverter Issue

Welcome to the forum. The forum is divided into sub-forums and, generally, you will get quicker responses, if you post in the correct one. This post belongs in Tech Issues. Do not make another post on this issue there, a moderator will move this thread. About you issue, which I have never experienced. I suggest that you reset the inverter. Our magnum inverter is reset by holding down the Power on/off button for 15 seconds. The button is found on the front of the inverter. When it has reset, there is a LED beneath the on/off button that flashes to indicate the reset has been completed. It turns off when the button is released. Resetting might not cure the problem, but is a good first step. Tom
pulsar 08/30/15 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Roottop AC

Sounds like a bad capacitor (at least you hope so). With all power off, go up on the roof, remove the cover and then access the "electrical area". Check capacitors for swelling, discoloration or leakage. Be sure to discharge by shorting terminals before removing. Any HVAC store should have capacitors to match. Could it be the compressor-- yes, but check the cheap stuff first! This was the problem on one of our coaches. And the dealer wanted to replace the compressor! And I fixed it for a couple of dollars. Tom
pulsar 08/30/15 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway start to end

How tall is your 5th wheel? The 33 ft. length will not be the issue. Some of the tunnels and underpasses are low (less that 11 feet) at the edges of the roadway. Tom
pulsar 08/30/15 06:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: user name and password

I don't recall The Open Road Forum ever having a save password option. However, your browser probably does have such a feature that would be controlled by a preference setting. What browser are you using? Knowing that, someone will be able to tell you which preference to look at. (For example, in Safari, one would select preferences from the Safari menu, the Passwords tab, and place a check (by clicking) in the Autofill user name and passwords checkbox.) Note: A website can use the autocomplete = "Off" attribute to keep a browser from filling in a field. I'm using the RV.Net portal to the Open Roads Forum and autofill is working. Tom
pulsar 08/30/15 10:58am Forum Technical Support
RE: Fuel Survey

I don't use Pilot/Flying J because every time I have tried, I always go in with my credit card, and ask that the pump be started for a $150+ fillup. I have always been refused, telling me that they have to charge the maximum I expect to my card first, then will refund the balance. I will not do business with anyone that does not trust me not to drive off with a 30' Class A and attached toad. Apparently they do not need or want my business, and they won't get it. Note: I use the truck lanes for fuel. At most places I would fill up, if it were not Flying J or Pilot, I would have to go in to get the pump started, tell them how much fuel I want and, perhaps, leave my credit card. With the RV Plus card at Flying J or Pilot, I start the pump, with no limit, and don't have to go in unless I want a receipt (I do.) With the RV Plus Card, one gets anywhere from 6 to 9 cents off the cash price. I have seen truck stops at the same exit with slightly cheaper prices, but not after my discount. Tom
pulsar 08/28/15 02:59pm Good Sam Club
RE: Fuel Survey

Do you really think they will change their survey questions? :) I didn't ask them to change their survey questions. I suggested that they either know that the survey should not have been sent to me - I doubt that will happen - or they make it clear in the email who the they want to take the survey. Tom
pulsar 08/28/15 01:03pm Good Sam Club
Fuel Survey

I received an email request to "Please help us improve our fuel program!" by taking a survey. I started the survey. Question 1: Do you use Pilot Flying J as a fuel provider? Answer is yes. Question 2: Are you aware you can save at least 4¢ on gas & at least 6¢ on diesel at Pilot Flying J using your RV Plus Charge card? Answer is yes. So far, no problem. Question 3: Why have you been choosing to not enjoy at least 4¢ savings on gas & 6¢ savings on diesel? Now you are wasting my time! If you wish to survey your members on such issues -I assume there is some monetary gain for you to have as many people using the card as possible - please respect our time enough to either know whether or not we use the card or in the email, prominently display something to the effect, "If you don't currently use an RV Plus Charge card, we would appreciate you taking this survey." Tom
pulsar 08/28/15 12:28pm Good Sam Club
RE: This web site GS

Since I'm not experiencing the problem, it wouldn't hazard a guess as to the cause. Some thoughts, however. Every page has a Reply to Topic link near the top, just above the first post on the page. What portal are you using? Do you experience the same problem on a different portal. This post contains links to all of the portals. Tom
pulsar 08/27/15 11:13am Forum Technical Support
RE: have you ever wondered

I know that she knows my name is Tom. We've had many people test her with, "Find Tom" or "Find Sarah." But privately, what name would she use? I'm sure that has changed over the years. We've done a lot of training and competing together - tracking, agility, obedience - and a lot of playing. I hope she would think of me as a partner, as I do her. Tom
pulsar 08/24/15 05:30pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Another Star in the Heavens

So sorry for your loss. A rescue dog! She was so lucky to have you. Tom
pulsar 08/20/15 09:05am RV Pet Stop
RE: Just can't format signature photo correctly

The file size is determined by the amount of compression one uses when the picture is saved. I haven't used irFanView in a number of years, so can't really tell you how it now changes the compression. The last time I used the program, the Save As... window had an Option button. Clicking on the Option button brought up a slider that let you adjust the compression. Increasing the compression reduces the file size. How the current version accomplishes this, I don't know. But, there will be a way to reduce the file size. Tom
pulsar 08/19/15 06:44am Forum Technical Support
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