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RE: Rocky Mtn area campgrounds.

I'm completely in agreement with Busskipper, Estes Park used to be a really nice place but it has become so much about the money, you really do not get the CO experience there anymore. I have no desire to ever visit Estes Park again after my last visit there 4 years ago.
RedRocket204 07/26/16 03:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water tank issue

I would say go for it as it looks fairly simple to do and you could save some money in the process.
RedRocket204 07/24/16 12:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water tank issue

Probably do not need to replace it, only "adjust" or repair. Repairing the city water check valve
RedRocket204 07/24/16 11:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Tell me about Ouray, Co

And something most important to the discussion, what is the proper pronunciation of Ouray? I found this slightly amusing: I've heard it pronounced 2 ways by locals (I'm now a local, but I'm a transplant from the Front Range): YOU-ray you-RAY However, when I talked to people working in the Ute Indian Museum, which focuses on Chipeta (buried on the museum grounds) and her husband, Chief Ouray, they said it is believed that the original pronounciation of his name was: OOO-ray Most Coloradoans outside of Montrose seem to prefer you-RAY Many people in Montrose and Ridgway seem to prefer YOU-ray But, people in Ouray seem to prefer you-RAY Talk about confusion!! (This was probably more than you wanted to know)
RedRocket204 07/23/16 10:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What potable gps to order tonight

Yep, what's been proven here is that some like boxers and some like briefs. Then there are the commando types but no need to go down that road.
RedRocket204 07/23/16 10:02am Technology Corner
RE: T V wiring

My concern is that my Direct TV receiver doesn't have a HDMI port. All it has is a coax connection. It does have a USB port. Could I use the USB port to the USB port on the TV to receive the sat signal? I feel comfortable saying I'm 99.9% sure you will not be able to do that. I have not seen a modern day TV set with that capability. USB on a TV or STB is generally for updates or to increase the storage. Some TV sets allow for streaming files or viewing photos that exist on the connected USB storage device,
RedRocket204 07/23/16 09:48am Technology Corner
RE: fire ban

For some of the type fire questions brought up in this thread, usually those can be found online. For instance, I live in the mountains but still part of Jefferson County in CO, the Sheriff's department has updates on our current Stage 2 Fire Ban and you can see what is and isn't banned in Jeffco, CO, Jeffco, CO Stage 2 Fire Ban Detail Jeffco, CO Fire Ban Picture Dictionary
RedRocket204 07/23/16 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: What potable gps to order tonight

So what's the difference? Options for RV specific routing? There was even a post earlier in this thread where the smartphone routing indicated going down side residential streets and I am quite familiar with that behavior when I use google maps traveling for work without the TT in tow. Maybe a smartphone app using google.maps will be available eventually that takes into account RV routing. EDIT, wasn't aware of the just mentioned RV app for a smartphone. Is it any good? There is no right answer to if you prefer a dedicated GPS device or smartphone for mapping... only the user preference.
RedRocket204 07/21/16 08:31am Technology Corner
RE: What potable gps to order tonight

There is also a newer version of the Garmin RV 760LMT which is the RV 660LMT :h Seems like a newer version would have a higher number, not lower... but... Anyway, it is the version I recently got but have not towed my TT using it yet. The RV 660LMT seems to have good options and I am quite familiar with Garmin GPS units including the traffic updates which have always worked well for me traveling in different cities for work. The RV 660LMT also works in conjunction with the new Garmin wireless back-up camera BC30.
RedRocket204 07/21/16 08:25am Technology Corner
RE: Tv at camp grounds

Are you renting a seasonal spot only, meaning you own your RV, or are you renting the RV too? If you own your RV, you can easily add a new coax cable connection into the RV avoiding the installed antenna/cable powered connector. We stayed at one location where the RV park supplied a cable set-top-box and it would not work with the OEM RV cable/antenna booster connector (on or off) as the frequency must have been filtered out. So I easily added a direct cable connection that would also work with satellite. Now, I have the best of both worlds for any reception, only have to switch to the appropriate cable on the back of the TV set or just add an A/B coax switch. https://smile.amazon.com/JR-Products-476-B-2--Polar-White/dp/B002UC4WZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469107379&sr=8-1&keywords=rv+cable+connector
RedRocket204 07/21/16 07:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Mountain driving

Only one person slightly eluded to this so wanted to bring it up... Sounds like you possibly have no experience driving the mountains out west and that is fine and is good you are asking. There has been good information mentioned in the responses but also, please make sure you are being considerate by using right lanes and turnouts when you are the slower vehicle on the road. Many mountainous roads have limited amounts of lanes and it is considered a good driving habit to be aware of others on the road, being considerate in the process using right lanes/turnouts. Thanks and enjoy your trip!
RedRocket204 07/21/16 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reasonable Prep Fees?

What the heck do they prep for $1000?? Your wallet to be a lot lighter!
RedRocket204 07/20/16 07:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is this something RV'ers would use?

anybody know the $$$price? bumpy You can pre-order one for an early 2017 delivery for only $239. BUT WAIT!!! Order two and get a small discount :B I didn't look to see if there was shipping too as I didn't care that much.
RedRocket204 07/20/16 04:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing 35+ footer

That's a lot of trailer but would think your 2500 would be capable. Do want to point out that no way will those be 1000lbs tongue weight. Count on about 13% tongue weight of the total loaded trailer for a properly loaded TT.
RedRocket204 07/20/16 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Fuse block used in reverse as combiner?

I would not use a waterproof box, as it will trap humidity inside, aiding corrosion. Just use a plain junction box, so any water that makes it in will also make it out. Mount it such that if water pools on the roof, it will not pool inside the junction box. Just a FYI on those Blue Sea Systems fuse boxes... yes they are designed for marine applications but no, they do not trap water inside. I have the first Blue Sea Systems fuse box listed in this thread on my atv and can tell you that clear top is not water tight, water proof or anything of the sorts so no way for water to be trapped. Very good quality on the Blue Sea Systems fuse box I have.
RedRocket204 07/20/16 07:37am Tech Issues
RE: Tell me about Ouray, Co

Echoing a lot of what has already been said but if in the area, Durango, Ouray, Silverton and Telluride are all areas you should visit. Durango will be the warmest since it is at the lower elevation and it is more of a larger town than the others but has it's own unique character. Mesa Verde National Park, a good day trip, is another location one should see when in the area but know that it will be warm there and is not really part of the mountains. It is roughly a 1 hour drive from Durango.
RedRocket204 07/20/16 07:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 7.3L to 6.7L comparison

My sister bought a 2016 F-350 dually to replace her 2013 F-150 with ecoboost. It pulls their 7,500 pound toyhauler very well now, even in the mountains of Colorado. Yep! It will be nice when I finally get me a truck camper(new DRW too) but for now, I load up my 750-800 lbs Yamaha Grizzly in the SRW 6.7L F350 truck bed and pull my 8500-9000 lbs TT in and thru the Rockies without any problems... which is over 12k passes. Good power through all of it.
RedRocket204 07/19/16 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: Selling RV and flying home.... crazy?

Another option to throw out there. Don't rush to see as many sites as you have listed but do see some of those sites. Then, get to an end destination of that trip, winterize the RV and then store it at a RV storage location and fly home. The following summer, fly back out and continue on with your western trip and maybe have the time to possibly drive it home then sell it on your leisure. This is brilliant. So in North Carolina we have to get the RV inspected every year. How would you handle that? Hmmm, that is a good question and something in CO I'm not confronted with but to make it easy would depend on when registration was due. Maybe someone who full-times who has their RV registered in NC can chime in... or post the question in the Full Time forum --> Full-time RVing Per the making it easy comment, if the registration time conveniently worked out, you could offset the two different trips. First trip later in the summer, second trip earlier the following summer. But, chances are your registration/inspection schedule will not make it that easy.
RedRocket204 07/19/16 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Selling RV and flying home.... crazy?

Another option to throw out there. Don't rush to see as many sites as you have listed but do see some of those sites. Then, get to an end destination of that trip, winterize the RV and then store it at a RV storage location and fly home. The following summer, fly back out and continue on with your western trip and maybe have the time to possibly drive it home then sell it on your leisure.
RedRocket204 07/19/16 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide goes out but not in

Would agree the ground sounds like it is probably OK. However, for clarity, my slide switch ground is to the chassis, just below where the switch is located so no, not a battery area ground. Per your latest update, you should really test all + wires while switch is operated using a separate chassis ground.
RedRocket204 07/18/16 09:54am Tech Issues
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