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RE: Denver to Yellowstone

Cheyenne, Wy , then over to Rawlins US 287 then US 26 would be my route. Or...rather than going up to Cheyenne on I-25, at Fort Collins, you could take US 287 to Laramie WY. Saves some time and is a beautiful drive. Very good roadway, while it's rolling hills and some ups/downs, nothing that you probably haven't driven before, and there's lots of 3 lane sections for climbing. Also,be aware of wind in Wyoming. Always. Never ends... This is absolutely the way to go and it is coming from two people who live close to Denver! Even maps.google maps this route. And also heed the warning about WY being windy as until you get near the mountainous areas in WY, there is generally nothing to block the wind. It will make the drive a bit more taxing when out on the plains.
RedRocket204 01/15/17 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck and 5th wheel or conversion van and TT

You're gonna get a multitude of responses saying the 5th will tow a lot better, BUT... Match the TT to a proper tow vehicle, load the TT and TV properly, get a good WDH hitch with sway control and you will have a great tow. I would go TT with Conv Van too.
RedRocket204 01/04/17 03:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Portland to and through Las Vegas Airport

I despise McCarran airport as I've had to fly in/out of there a lot for work. The reason I despise that airport is exactly what you are concerned about, in and out for drop off/pick up is usually just chaos. I would not tow a boat through there. You could always have your arriving guests Uber/taxi to an off-airport location and pick them up there.
RedRocket204 12/29/16 11:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Snow in Palm Springs..at least at 10,000 feet.Merry Ho Ho Ho

Seasons Greetings! How about starting a thread on the electric Smart Car. Are you able to charge it while trundling down the road? A trailer that generated electricity via the trailer wheel hubs to plug a smart car into would be awesome. Would be a very cool mod.
RedRocket204 12/26/16 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: 1/2 ton towable

^^^ OP updated and posted that he got a 3/4 ton truck. So just in case anyone was wondering how the tow went. I now have a 2016 2500hd duramax!
RedRocket204 12/22/16 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wish you were here right now?

Maybe you loose your sense of humor at high altitudes :H Quite the opposite actually. One has to be somewhat "touched in the head" to enjoy the temps we've had for the last few days. Gotta have that altitude and view though! Don't get that in FL.
RedRocket204 12/19/16 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: King bed

We just got a new 5er with the optional king bed. The plywood underneath is still queen. Is the dealer responsible for putting in appropriate base? Who provided the king bed option? Dealer or manufacturer, that is your answer of who to go to.
RedRocket204 12/07/16 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How did you install your Garmin camera?

I will be following this thread for ideas. I too have the Garmin backup camera but since my TT is winterized in offsite storage, I'm going to need to wait for a bit to get it installed. I've got the Garmin 660, matching camera and 50ft ext cord for the transmitter. One bit of info for suggestion... I too thought that I would like the camera mounted up high but then considered the road grime that adheres to the back of the trailer when traveling in rain, even up high. If the camera is mounted up high, it will be difficult to clean off the camera lens since I do not have a factory mounted ladder, so I will be mounting my camera lower for easy cleaning. I know on my truck the backup camera does need to be cleaned more frequently than I'd like... so keep the Garmin camera location into consideration if you don't have a factory mounted ladder.
RedRocket204 12/01/16 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Blow out the water??

Right the air can get through. Until the airflow stops and then all he water accumulates in a low area. And some of us tow our trailers to storage after winterizing, that would move even more water to a low area and create a possible damaging freeze point. To many "if's" and "should be ok's" to take a chance! Yes we both have different ways to do it. But only one way is gauranteed not to damage anything from freezing. I do tow my TT to a storage lot too. A suggestion for the blow out method is to be thorough with blowing the lines out as I do and it has not been a problem and I, and many others, do not feel like chances are being taken. I get the feeling you might be over thinking the dangers... but that is my opinion. I very much dislike the pink stuff in my lines and will not use it in my lines and haven't since the first time I used it. I suppose it is best to agree to disagree on this matter.
RedRocket204 11/30/16 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Blow out the water??

Anyone that thinks they get 100% of the water out by blowing air through the system is kidding themselves. water will not move once the air can get through. So, if air can get through then there must be room for the small amount of remaining water to expand because of freezing and not crack anything? There are plenty of us who have done this many times who live in areas that see days on end of freezing temps and it has not been an issue. Heck, it is 18 degrees out as I write this and I'm not worried one bit. You have your way and I have mine and guess what, both work.
RedRocket204 11/30/16 07:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Blow out the water??

Interesting. I didn't know those came with a Schrader valve. I use the version Camco 36143 Blow Out Plug with Brass Quick Connect. The 36143 version has a pneumatic quick connect on it so there is no need to stand at the City Water inlet.
RedRocket204 11/29/16 08:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: $50 Christmas Gift

Copilot, Is this a cable charge? Most likely Copilot is referring to the PBS OTT service, so not OTA, cable or satellite. PBS Apps & Over-the-Top Service
RedRocket204 11/29/16 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you wish you bought sooner?

... had the dealership install Maxx-Air vent covers so we can leave our vents up all the time. This x10!!! OP, you live in the Pacific North Wet and Maxx-Air vent covers are pretty much a requirement. You will want to have your vents open when it is raining... and as you know, it rains a lot there. TJames1974, Congrats on the new 5er. Based on your location and 5er brand will assume you bought from Curtis RV, great dealer. hehe, that is exactly what I though too even before I read your response. Sounds like a Curtis RV deal, possibly the one in Tigard. That is where we bought our TT when living on the north Oregon coast.
RedRocket204 11/29/16 07:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Will Honda 3000 run this?

mytee machine For that machine, I would seek out rental shops and have them fire up their generators to see which one can run that machine. Then rent the genny for a day and make sure it suits your needs.
RedRocket204 11/29/16 07:27am Beginning RVing
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

One additional consideration is OHV transport to trail. Example: I do go to Moab with my ATV in the back of my 1 ton truck and pull my TT... trailer is not a toy hauler. I go and setup TT and the trailer stays put. Since my ATV fits in the bed of my truck, I can transport my ATV to the many trail heads around Moab as you can't ride to most of the trail heads. Not all of the trail heads accommodate RVs either so if I did have a toy hauler and didn't have a way to transport my ATV separately in my truck, I'd be dependent on transport from someone else to get to a lot of the trails in Moab. So OP, consider where you intend to go and if you will need to use the TH to get your Rzr to the trail head. In your case, a 1 ton truck with LB and Diamondback Truck Cover makes a lot more sense which would get you into a very nice TH as well. It's only money ;)
RedRocket204 11/29/16 07:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Blow out the water??

Yes, many do blow out lines and do not use RV antifreeze in the water lines, myself included. I have not had a problem yet with destroying things because of freezing. But, make sure you get EVERYTHING blown out. Start emptying your fresh tank and then run your water pump until there is no more water being forced out from the pump. Then, hook up your air compressor and set the output to about 45 psi but also use an air restrictor on the City water inlet. I generally do the water heater first with air. When down to the last bits of water, I put my hand over the WH outlet to build up air pressure and remove the hand, letting water continue to get hurled out. I do this many time to get as much out as possible. Then turn your WH bypass valve. Next, I start with the closest connection and work to the furthest. Do not forget the following: Toilet Sinks hot/cold Outside shower hot/cold Shower hot/cold Black tank flush kit Any other water items YOU have Low point drains I will run through all of those and then do another run through. Usually pretty quick. Drain both gray and black tanks. Lastly, pour some RV antifreeze in all of the sink P-Traps and in the toilet. I usually use about 1 gallon for this so as to get some pink in the tanks for any left over water in there.
RedRocket204 11/28/16 06:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two new aero trailers

Bowlus, small travel trailer, BIG price. They do look cool though. On The Road edition - $137,000 Road Chief Limited Edition Lithium+ comes complete at $219,000 http://www.bowlusroadchief.com/
RedRocket204 11/28/16 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: $50 Christmas Gift

Love these things: amazon.com - Andersen Camper Leveler 3604 Yeah, but $50 would only buy one set, good only for a single axle trailer - need 2 sets for a dual axle. Great gift but the OP would also want to make sure an Andersen Leveler would fit between the tires on the trailer in question - mine they won't, not even if trimmed. :( Doh! Not sure why I was thinking those came in a dual-axle set. It's been a while since I bought mine. Yup, $84 for the dual-axle def exceeds his limit. :)
RedRocket204 11/28/16 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: $50 Christmas Gift

Love these things: amazon.com - Andersen Camper Leveler 3604 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41h7kymMPdL.jpg width=650 Would be a decent sized box with weight... to cause a bit of mystery.
RedRocket204 11/28/16 08:18am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st Big Monitor (View Sonic) Need Advice

I'll never understand why people recommend VLC as a video player, about the only thing good about it is that it has built-in codecs for just about any video format. Beyond that, it's pretty terrible. As someone who has worked as a video streaming professional for the last 17 years, I would completely disagree with your statement on VLC being terrible. Everyone I know in this industry uses it and it is quite the handy and competent tool. Having said that, I have not used the Daum player and will take a look at it but have no reason to switch away from VLC, but thanks for posting the link.
RedRocket204 11/19/16 07:47am Technology Corner
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