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RE: Navigation nightmare

Even though MS Streets & Trips no longer updates their map file, It still works well for planning routes.Agreed. It is on your laptop and does not need an internet connection to plan a route like Google. It also can be used with a GPS dongle to provide guidance. The constant downloading of new maps is a sales pitch by the GPS makers. How many new roads are built that would cause you to get lost. I download the latest POI files from http://www.poi-factory.com/ and load them into MS Streets & Trips. This gives me the very latest POIs. Works great.
Tom N 08/03/15 01:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Camp ground full sign

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Tom N 08/03/15 11:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: towed mileage

Electronic LCD odometers do not register miles. Old style mechanical rollover odometers do register if the drive wheels are turning.
Tom N 08/03/15 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Navigation nightmare

I can import and export .GPX files to my old Garmin 255W. I use MS Streets & Trips to create and view the .GPX files. I always have the latest map file on my Garmin 255W. I just installed NA 2016-10. Even though MS Streets & Trips no longer updates their map file, It still works well for planning routes.
Tom N 08/02/15 10:52am Technology Corner
RE: New Suncruiser 38Q

Could this be the new Workhorse platform? From the new Workhorse spec I've seen they are not building a chassis that can carry the weight of a 38Q. Most their chassis' will be geared toward delivery trucks for UPS, USPS, etc.
Tom N 08/02/15 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying in Florida....

Motorhome does not have to be licensed in FL as long as it's not in FL longer than 6 months in a year. But if you own an RV lot in FL, I can't think of any good reason not to register it there. A good reason not to register in FL is the high cost of insurance in FL.
Tom N 07/30/15 11:03am RV Lifestyle
RE: Awning poly cord glue

I've used "Liquid Stitch" to glue my woven acrylic Care Free awning. Worked great and is waterproof and permanent. Drys clear also. Liquid Stitch is available in the sewing area of many stores. I got mine in Walmart a few years ago. Note: Liquid Stitch will NOT work on vinyl awning material. Should memory serve me correctly, Magna-Tex, is a more potent version of the same formulation as Dritz's Liquid Stitch. Or use Lineco Inc. Neutral pH White Adhesive, a pecialty glue which dries clear. I've never used glue as more than a temporary hold on high stress textiles which in plain English, means I thread stitch over the glued area. The Lineco product is specifically made for book binding and won't change colours once it's set enough to become clear. HTH. Thanks for the info on Magna-Tex and Lineco. I'll put that in my RV notes and google for availability and more info. On my old Vectra I rough stitched the torn ends of the awning and then went over this area with liquid stitch. I have had no problems with my current acrylic electric awning, mostly because we put it up when not using it.
Tom N 07/30/15 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route Altoona, PA to 80 West

MapQuest shows taking 99N - 350E - 322 - 970 - 80 West Is this a good route? Mountains or steep grades? This is my area. Take I-99N to US322 to PA970. SKIP 350E. Almost all 4 lanes. No grades. A very scenic drive. -Tom
Tom N 07/27/15 02:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Winnebago Adventurer 38Q

We have a 2015 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q which is the same only different colors. Electric window? We don't have an electric window. The electric window in the driver's door must have disappeared somewhere between 2005 and 2015. Anyway, as I stated, the driver's door is gone in 2016.
Tom N 07/27/15 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A question on rolled shore power cords

I leave most of my 50amp cable rolled up in my electrical basement compartment. I only take out enough to reach the power pedestal. Been doing this since 1974. Cite a reference stating a coiled cord is a fire hazard. "I heard" is not a valid reference.
Tom N 07/27/15 12:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: OTA antenna, Sling TV, DVR+

I have an associates degree, applied science, NOT an EE degree, you do not need one. Yes, but you're wa8yxm!
Tom N 07/27/15 10:25am Technology Corner
RE: OTA antenna, Sling TV, DVR+

Thought I would share..... We share netflix with 3 others so it averages out to $3 a month. Can you explain how you do this.
Tom N 07/27/15 10:23am Technology Corner
RE: Reasonable Trade Expectation?

He'll never be offered anything close to low NADA. The dealer will probably offer 20-25% below low NADA. There are 2 version of the NADA pricing guide. One is the consumer version that is online and available in a printed version. It shows Suggested original MSRP, LOW RETAIL and AVERAGE RETAIL. The SECOND version of the NADA guide is the NADA Recreation Vehicle Appraisal Guide. This is the version the dealer uses. This version shows Used WHOLESALE, Retail and Suggested List Prices. Ask the dealer to see his NADA RV Appraisal Guide. You can also see this version at your local library. http://www.nadaguidesstore.com/Store/recreation-vehicle-appraisal-guide Note: If you sell your old RV you'll have to pay sales tax on the FULL purchase value of your new RV.
Tom N 07/27/15 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Reasonable Trade Expectation?

You'll get wholesale for your trade. No dealer will pay more than wholesale. They may write up the paperwork showing retail or even more for your trade but that is against full MSRP for the new RV.
Tom N 07/26/15 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago Adventurer 38Q

No driver's door in the 2016 38Q. Thus, you lose the electric driver's window. I love the electric window.
Tom N 07/26/15 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question Regarding Purchasing thru Wholesalers

An RV dealer with "wholesale" in it's name is nothing more than a "retail" RV dealer.
Tom N 07/24/15 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning poly cord glue

I've used "Liquid Stitch" to glue my woven acrylic Care Free awning. Worked great and is waterproof and permanent. Drys clear also. Liquid Stitch is available in the sewing area of many stores. I got mine in Walmart a few years ago. Note: Liquid Stitch will NOT work on vinyl awning material.
Tom N 07/24/15 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Walmart Rand McNally

Hard to find at Walmarts. I recommend FMCA Road Atlas. All Walmarts are shown on the maps, not as a listing at the front and back of the book. If you want a list get one for free from http://www.discoveryowners.com/cginfolinks2.asp in PDF format.
Tom N 07/21/15 07:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ontario Hwy 144 Construction

At one vehicle an hour, shouldn't be much of a problem. Watch for moose! Headed for Wawa in 3 weeks. http://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/500/medium/100_54641.jpg http://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/500/medium/DSC03527.JPG
Tom N 07/20/15 08:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Buying in Florida....

Motorhome does not have to be licensed in FL as long as it's not in FL longer than 6 months in a year.
Tom N 07/20/15 07:39pm RV Lifestyle
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