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RE: How to add map

See this tutorial Add a Visited States Map to your signature Tom
pulsar 04/19/15 06:45am Forum Technical Support
RE: De-winterizing Water Tank -- Newbie question

I bought my 2015 Coachmen Freelander in late July last year and only used the city water connection and never used the onboard tank. Should I still fill the tank with the chlorine mixture? Not sure if I'll be using the tank this year or not. Should you sanitize the system? I would. Your owner's manual would recommend that you use 1/4 cup of household bleach for each 15 gallons of tank capacity. If you have a gravity fill port, you can use that for the bleach. This way you do not have t remove a "full-house" filter. If you have a cold water filter in the coach (under the sink) you should remove it. Sanitizing is an easy job, although time consuming in that you have to let the bleach solution stand in the system for 3 hours (some manuals recommend 4 hours.) And you have to wait around for the tank to fill, both for the sanitizing and the flushing. Tom
pulsar 04/09/15 08:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving ahead to unread posts

When you come to the forum, threads that have new posts in them display the new post icon, http://www.rv.net/SharedContent/cfb/images/icons/fnew_post.gif , which indicates threads that have been posted to since your last visit. ("Last visit" is defined as a period on inactivity. The length of this period can be set on you preferences page.) If a tread has new posts and more than one page, then it will have a Go to first new post link. In the image below, all three threads shown have new posts. The first has only one page and no Go to first new post link is displayed. The other two threads have multiple pages, so the link is provided. http://i39.tinypic.com/15308is.jpg This provides a reason to set your preferences to show only 10 posts per page. (The other option is 20 posts per page.) Another way to deal with quickly finding new posts in a thread is to change your preferences settings (Default topics view:) to Newest posts first With this setting, the last post made will be at the top of page one of a thread. To read the posts in order, you would then scroll down to the bottom post that has a new post icon. If you are using this technique, then setting the post per page preference to 20 per page works best. If you have particular threads that you are following, then subscribing to them provides a quick way to get to new posts. On your My Forums page, there will be links to the treads and a number (in parentheses) that indicate the number of new posts. Clicking on the number will take you to the new posts in the thread. A problem here is letting the number of subscriptions get too large. When you have hundreds of subscriptions, deleting will be a pain in the neck, or lower. Tom
pulsar 04/02/15 06:05am Forum Technical Support
RE: Should I add a receiver riser?

Measure the distances from the center of the hitch to the ground and from the center of the connecting pin to the ground. The difference between this two measurements should be no more than three inches. Less is better. (That comes from both Blue Ox and Roadmaster manuals.) Tom
pulsar 03/27/15 11:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Moved and can not update my general info

There is a work around that you can do. Use Lewisville, NC 27023 The address info in your profile is not displayed on the forum. Most of us, I believe, don't put in a real address. Tom
pulsar 03/27/15 06:08am Forum Technical Support
RE: Blowing out water lines

I winterize by blowing out the lines. After draining the fresh water tank, I run the pump for a few seconds. Then I blow out the lines. Finally I take off the pump filter and make sure it is clean. Tom
pulsar 03/24/15 07:53am Folding Trailers
RE: **UPDATE** Strange Rescue Organization Encounter

Now that is sweet! Congratulations! Tom
pulsar 03/24/15 07:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: Andy had surgery yesterday - update 3/26

Hoping for a negative on the biopsies and a positive outcome. Tom
pulsar 03/24/15 07:24am RV Pet Stop
Now, they're all gone

My favorite picture of out dogs (Click on picture to enlarge in a different tab) http://i.imgur.com/yROjHet.jpg Katie and Tucker in the background; Cricket on the A-frame; Just Mike in the weaves; Fire exiting the tunnel; and Allie. Now, they're all gone. Fire crossed the Rainbow Bridge last Monday (3/9) after an 8-month battle with cancer - Tumor involved lung and pressed on heart - inoperable, no chemotherapy - prognosis 1 to 3 months. Though holistic medicine she had a good almost 8 months, traveled with us last summer and competed in agility for another 4 months. Over the weekend, while we were at an agility trial, she told us that it was time. I wonder if her not being able to compete had anything to do with it. There was Friar Tuck - Tucker, the "good old boy" who was easy going, even for a Golden. Yet, he kept the others in line with just a look. All except the puppies with whom he had the patience of Job And Katie-Did-It - Katie, our first tracking dog, our first agility dog. Always happy and the most determined dog we've ever had. When the ball was thrown, in a lake, the ocean, or on land, she was always the one that won the race to retrieve it. When she was older, she lived to 15, she still won ever race she entered; she was just more selective about the races she chose to enter. Cricket - Always beta and always protective of that position. She was Sarah's best tracking dog and excellent in agility. She was a "middle child" always reserved, always willing to please, always wanting praise. Just Mike - Our first border collie and always the low man on the totem pole. He always had to work; even in the house, he had his protected corner from which he watched everyone move. When everybody was lying down, he would pick up a ball and drop in their mist. Then he would run back to his corner to watch. A champion agility dog, but too tough on the sheep to be a good herder. Playing With Fire - Fire, the greatest dog with kids and she won the kissing contest at last year's Toys for Tots fundraiser in Oxford, NC. (She came to us because she "couldn't bond" with her owner. Wonder what was wrong with that person.) When Katie died, Fire expected Cricket to be alpha, but she wanted no part of that responsibility. While Cricket lived, Fire always showed deference to her, but to no one else. A good herder, but definitely Sarah's best, so far, agility dog (that is, once she taught Sarah how to handle. She nipped Sarah more than once because Sarah's timing was too slow) - We think that she could read the numbers. Loved watching her channels on television. If she didn't like what was on, she would stare at the remote. An extraordinary swimmer. When she took off down the Snake River and disappeared in the distance our hearts almost stopped. A few minutes later she came racing along the bank only to jump in and take off again. Next to Katie, out best retriever except, she never brought the ball all the way back. She would get within 5 feet and then flip it, expecting you to catch it. In her younger days, we couldn't leave her outside when we were gone. She would climb the fence and be waiting for us on the front porch. Usually, she would be wet or muddy or stinking of some foul smell that she thought was perfume. Fire loved thetherball and soccer. She wold play thetherball by herself or give a kid a good game. She loved playing goalie in soccer; the ball always came out worse for the wear. Natural Blonde Ale - Allie, the first dog that I handled. Full of life and died at two in a tragic accident. Well, that helped a little. Time to go hug Breeze, Jinks and Razz on edit: added thetherball and soccer to Fire's bio. Tom
pulsar 03/19/15 12:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

North Carolina has long required inspection of trailers with GWR of 4000 lbs or greater. Every couple of years, our state legislature introduces a bill to repeal the inspection requirements. I think vehicle inspection requirement is a good idea. According the AAA, "In states that still have the mandated inspections, as opposed to those that don't, accidents are about 27 percent less," In NC, I don't see how one can argue that the inspection requirement is a state money grab. The state get $0.85 for a vehicle inspection; the inspection station receives $12.75. The state's 85¢ is distributed as follows: 55¢ to highway fund, 18¢ to Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund, 12¢ to Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund. There is a different fee structure if an emission test is required but, in NC, motorhomes (and trailers, of course) are exempt from the emission requirement. Tom I have lived in North Carolina for over 40 years and never had a trailer inspected. I wouldn't even know where to take a trailer to have it inspected. :hTo my knowledge, there is no state requirement for trailer inspections in NC. I don't own a trailer, so I don't have firsthand information. (When we started RVing we use a tow dolly for our toad. In those days, tow dollies did not have to be licensed, let alone inspected. Here is what NC law has to say about inspecting trailers. Article 3A § 20-183.2. Description of vehicles subject to safety or emissions inspection; definitions. (a) Safety. - A motor vehicle is subject to a safety inspection in accordance with this Part if it meets all of the following requirements: (1) It is subject to registration with the Division under Article 3 of this Chapter. (2) It is not subject to inspection under 49 C.F.R. Part 396, the federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. (3) It is not a trailer whose gross weight is less than 4,000 pounds or a house trailer. BTW, any Inspection location that can inspected a car would be able to inspect a trailer, if the location has sufficient access for a trailer. Access is also the issue with finding a location that can inspect a motorhome. Tom
pulsar 03/15/15 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

... In NC, I don't see how one can argue that the inspection requirement is a state money grab. The state get $0.85 for a vehicle inspection; the inspection station receives $12.75. The state's 85¢ is distributed as follows: 55¢ to highway fund, 18¢ to Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund, 12¢ to Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund. There is a different fee structure if an emission test is required but, in NC, motorhomes (and trailers, of course) are exempt from the emission requirement. TomWhere does the rest of the money go? $13.60 is the entire fee for a safety inspection in North Carolina, unless an emission test is also required. BTW, the total cost when an emission test is required is $30. Of that the state receives $6.25 distributed as follows: $0.55 - Highway fund $3.00 - Inspection program account $1.75 - Telecommunications Account $0.18 - Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund $0.12 - Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund $0.65 - Division of Air Quality On edit: The cost of renewing a vehicle registration in NC is more complicated. For a car, the fee is $28. For a motor home: $28. For a camping trailer: $11. Private trucks depends on it weight. For example, Under 4000 lbs: $28. Under 5000 lbs: $43.50. Under $6000: $51.60 There is an additional $30 fee for a vanity plate. Tom
pulsar 03/15/15 09:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

North Carolina has long required inspection of trailers with GWR of 4000 lbs or greater. Every couple of years, our state legislature introduces a bill to repeal the inspection requirements. I think vehicle inspection requirement is a good idea. According the AAA, "In states that still have the mandated inspections, as opposed to those that don't, accidents are about 27 percent less," In NC, I don't see how one can argue that the inspection requirement is a state money grab. The state get $0.85 for a vehicle inspection; the inspection station receives $12.75. The state's 85¢ is distributed as follows: 55¢ to highway fund, 18¢ to Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund, 12¢ to Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund. There is a different fee structure if an emission test is required but, in NC, motorhomes (and trailers, of course) are exempt from the emission requirement. Tom
pulsar 03/15/15 05:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to RV- Flat tow vs. Car trailer??

... Besides, todays automobiles will continue to roll up miles, even if the engine is not running but wheels are turning. ... I believe that most modern cars do not "roll up miles" when being towed. Unlike the cars of my youth, modern cars have electronic odometers. At least, the three cars we have towed four-down, a Subaru and two Honda CRV's, did not accumulate miles being towed. cwkoch, For general RVing, I would not want to deal with a trailer. Some campgrounds will have pull-thru sites big enough for you and the trailer, if you are lucky enough to get one. Not many will have pull-thrus that will handle your coach, trailer, and car off the trailer. Picture yourself, unloading the car, then backing the trailer into a storage site, Then reversing that process, when before leaving the campground. We have towed with a dolly, because our toad could not be towed four-down, and have towed four-down. We would not like to go back to a dolly (or a trailer.) Tom
pulsar 03/13/15 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Route From Rapid City, SD to Yellowstone

We would use sclark's route. However, if you wanted to stay on the interstate highway as much as possible, take I-90 to US 89 in Livingston, MT. Distance is a little greater but travel time is close to the same. Tom
pulsar 03/12/15 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: heat pump

Heat pumps are not for really cold weather - as noted above, they work down to the upper 30's to 40 degrees. Our last three RV's have had heat pumps and we used them a lot. Although some campgrounds charge extra for electric heat, most do not. Thus, one gets "free" heat using the heat pump as opposed to the propane furnaces. On our last two RV's the heat pumps were in the basement. On our current one, the heat pumps are on the roof. I don't yet know what that will mean as far as noise level. I think I will enjoy running the front heat pump and leaving the bedroom one off, while we sleep. Tom
pulsar 03/10/15 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Difference in icons

If you look at the bottom of any page of a thread you will find the following explanation of the icons http://i.imgur.com/hfkpfL6.jpg "New Posts" means posts that have been added to the thread since your "last visit" to the forum. "Last visit" is defined by a setting on your preferences page Tom
pulsar 03/02/15 06:34am Forum Technical Support
RE: Had to make a very hard decision yesterday!

Sorry for your loss. Such a hard decision to make, but the last good thing we can do for our pets. Tom
pulsar 02/24/15 08:03am RV Pet Stop
RE: Canadian Maritimes Travel

Some additional thoughts. Although ferry and bridge fees are listed as roundtrip, one should treat the fees as the cost of leaving the island, since the fee is not paid until leaving. It is much cheaper to leave via the bridge. The ferry fee for motorhome and toad is approximately $170 (Canadian) plus fuel surcharge, if that is still in effect. The bridge fee for motorhome and toad is approximately $60 (Canadian). We go to Nova Scotia first, cross to PEI on the ferry, departing from Caribou. We leave on the Confederation Bridge. While on PEI, we stay at the National Parks Cavendish campground. Whether or not you like lobsters, you should have an evening meal at Fisherman's Wharf Lobster Supper The restaurant has a 60-foot long salad bar!
pulsar 02/24/15 07:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Maritimes Travel

Although we have traveled in the Maritimes quite often; there is much we haven't seen. (For example, we've spend more than 40 days in Nova Scotia, but have not yet been to Halifax.) Here are some specifics. Our first stop in Canada would be in St Andrews by the Sea, staying at Kiwanis Oceanfront Camping. We usually spend 3 or 4 days here. We highly recommend a tour of Minister's Island. Although it is 60 miles away, we usually take a day trip from St Andrews to tour St Johns (Instead of moving to a campground in St John.) Our next campground would be 140 miles up the road in Alma, NB at Fundy National Park - probably should make reservations. Hopewell Rocks is a must see while in the area. Next is Baddeck, NS (325 miles). Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground. - Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Day trip to Louisbourg to see the Fortress of Louisbourg. On Cape Breton, we use the Broad Cove campground at Ingonish as our base camp. Got to go now. Maybe I can get back to add more. Tom
pulsar 02/23/15 04:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing Honda CRV

Our first CRV had more than 200,000 miles on the odometer and more than 100,000 miles being towed. - Never more than usual maintenance. Our current CRV has more than 100,000 miles and more than 50000 being towed. - Never more than normal maintenance. We set MH cruise control at 64 mph. Tom
pulsar 02/22/15 07:21pm Dinghy Towing
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