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RE: Honda HR-V do they know something I don't know?

Put a transmission pump on it. http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/
Tom N 08/15/15 05:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Pittsburgh Parks

I live about 5 miles from Mountain Top CG. I have never stayed there but I did stop there and spoke to the previous owner about 10 years ago. Mountain Top used to be a country music venue/campground. The builder and previous owner would book top name country singers a couple weekends a year. He had a large covered stage. His wife and himself were country singers. Most music fans would bring their RVs for the weekend. Even though the campground was open to the public the previous owner did not promote it as such. It is actually on a large hill top. The entrance road is not paved and could be better. Sites are around the top of the hill. Their daily rate has always been high but they give 50% off with Passport America. You can join PA when you check in. Their website has some photos of the campground. The Pittsburgh area is not a good campground area. The few campgrounds contain almost all permanent campers. That being said Mountain Top is the closest campground to downtown Pittsburgh by far. I agree take exit 16 off of route 28, Allegheny Valley Expressway. There is no tunnel using exit 14 and then Bull Creek Rd. I live off ext 17.
Tom N 08/10/15 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pittsburgh Parks

The closest is Mountain Top CG. Not far from the Northside less than 30 minutes from AGH. http://mountaintopcampground.com/ BTW, I drive directly across the Point in downtown Pittsburgh, mostly Sunday mornings, when traffic is light. I cross downtown and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel out toward the airport and then south on I-79 to FL. Don't attempt during weekly rush hour.
Tom N 08/09/15 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV Gremlins

It's possible the neighbor kids have a remote control.
Tom N 08/09/15 11:50am Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Trav'ler Traveler DirecTV Slimline

4 and more if another 4 splitter is used. SWM of course. TRAV'LER DIRECTV Slimline Type: Stationary Mount: Roof Satellite Acquisition: Automatic Receivers Supported: 4+ The love mine.
Tom N 08/08/15 05:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Dumping Gray Water In Your Campsite

Flies love gray water on site dumping.
Tom N 08/08/15 03:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Windows 10 problems

You may be the only one that upgraded. ;)
Tom N 08/05/15 07:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Century Link in South Central Florida

Thanks for your reply, yours sounds similar to our bill, we do go to their "Vacation hold" in order to keep our phone number when we go north at a cost of $21/Month. I have no voice phone on my FL CenturyLink account, although I think there is a voice number associated with my account. I pay for no voice services. DSL only. -Tom, W3TLN
Tom N 08/05/15 11:27am Snowbirds
RE: Degree of wheel cut

47° Quoting Workhorse's chassis manual below. "all W Series chassis built after August 28, 2002 will have a wheel cut angle of 47 degrees. Starting January 6, 2004 all W Series chassis wheel cut increased to 50 degrees."
Tom N 08/04/15 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Century Link in South Central Florida

I also use CenturyLink. 10mb DSL. Speed is actually slight more than 10mb. I get the same lot every winter in Crystal River. The lots are pre-wired for phone service. Last winter for Dec to Mar (4 months) I paid $320.16, $80.04 a month. I have no contract so when I leave in April I'm done. On my way down after Thanksgiving I call CenturyLink and have them activate it again under no contract. When I arrive the service is turned on. All I do is plug my motorhome into the phone line. I keep the modem all year in my motorhome. Has worked great for 6 or 7 years. I do lots of downloading. The campground also has very, very good internet service which is free. My wife and I each have a Verizon cellphone on a very old Verizon America's Choice Family Plan (13 yrs). I use that phone, plugged into my laptop, for internet service a few times a year. The plan is so old all data is free. But it's slow at 128kb. Verizon's National Access.
Tom N 08/04/15 07:04pm Snowbirds
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
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