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RE: Going North From Big Bend

I myself would be uneasy pulling a 39 foot fiver on 170, due to length and weight concerns. If you are interested in the scenery along 170, you could either drive out of Big Bend in your tow and drive the first ten miles or so of 170 past Lajitas; or, there is a fairly nice RV park in Lajitas (Maverick Ranch). You could spend some time there and explore 170 and Big Bend Ranch State Park, which begins at Lajitas.
daamac 03/05/14 07:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Going North From Big Bend

To get to 67 you would take 170 from the west end of Big Bend National Park. 170 is a very scenic route along some of the way; it is high above the river and allows some beautiful scenery. Be aware that some of the road grades are very, very steep; the road is rather narrow at some turns but I've driven it with my 30 foot fiver and it was OK. 170 passes through Big Bend Ranch State Park, which is just as beautiful and even more rugged than Big Bend National Park; this state park deserves several days to explore if you have time; a short but very nice hike is Closed Canyon; the hike takes an hour at most. It also passes by Fort Leaton State Park, which is worth a stop.
daamac 03/05/14 05:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: UPS for 30 watts for 1 day

1000VA model is $1000+ the 1500VA model is $2063 unless i miss my guess, he doesn't want to spend that much to maintain his Sat receiver signal lock --- or VOIP connection. I appreciate the thoughts and comments of all. However, Mr. Wiz, you are correct. I'll have to settle for less run time from the UPS which will still handle most of my outage problems. Besides, my Honda 2000i - which has seen as much use at home as it has in the RV - makes a dandy, if cumbersome backup power supply.
daamac 02/25/14 03:39pm Technology Corner
RE: UPS for 30 watts for 1 day

... If this is for use in your RV, you already have a massive UPS source... Right. I should have specified that this is for my house.
daamac 02/25/14 10:43am Technology Corner
UPS for 30 watts for 1 day

I'm looking for a backup power supply for a DSL modem, router, voip box and weather radio (just those devices, not a computer). According to my cheap clamp on amp meter, all of those devices combined draw less than 0.2 amps, somewhat less than 30 watts. What sort of backup power supply could supply those 30 watts for at least 24 hours? I'd also prefer not to have to replace the batteries in the UPS very often. Suggestions as to type, brand, model etc.?
daamac 02/25/14 09:44am Technology Corner
RE: Tank Washer

Thanks, Bill.
daamac 02/17/14 08:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Tank Washer

I would remove it an replace it as there is likely crud inside you cannot access but you will know more once you have it out. Do you mean that I should not try to clean the nozzle? That I would be better off to by a new replacement nozzle and install the new one instead? What type of sealant- butyl tape, proflex caulk, silicone caulk, peppermint chewing gum?
daamac 02/17/14 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Tank Washer

It was warm enough to work on my trailer today. My vacuum breaker/check valve was working. So I have a stopped up washer nozzle. Here is a picure which shows the nozzle (from an earlier time I had the bottom coroplast open). Can anyone tell me how the nozzle is attached, how to remove it to clean it out, and how to seal it up when re-attaching it? You can see it on the side of the tank, attached to 1/2 inch pex, on the left hand side of the picture near the black tank drain valve. Thanks. http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/dmcc002/black.jpg
daamac 02/17/14 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Houston, TX Best way through(west to east)

My favorite route through Houston is to avoid it all together by finding some alternative route (the same applies to Dallas); would this be a possibility for you? If not, I'd agree with the others that I-10 is the best route. Try to avoid AM and PM rush hour.
daamac 02/12/14 04:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Insulating Shower Skylight

...I bought a 4'x8' sheet of very dense 1" thick closed cell foam... Where can the foam sheet be bought?
daamac 02/05/14 06:24am Truck Campers
RE: Recommended places to eat in or around Galveston, Tx

Double dittos on Shrimp and Stuff.
daamac 01/28/14 03:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Too much glare on GPS screen!

I got one of these Universal Dashboard Mounts. The mount just sits on the dash wherever you want, and holds the TomTom securely; but, it allows you to easily reposition it to avoid glare.
daamac 01/27/14 06:09am Technology Corner
RE: Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C

Progressive Dynamics told me when I installed a Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C that I could put it into a small unventilated compartment because it does not produce much heat. I'm very interested in what they tell you in response to your contact with them.
daamac 01/21/14 06:28am Tech Issues
RE: Adjusting shower door

Obviously none of my experience may apply to your trailer. That said, in my Jayco the shower door began to drag a bit at the bottom. The problem was repaired under warranty. The dealer said there was no way to adjust the shower door, and had to reinstall the entire shower framing using a slight aluminum wedge on one side to raise the door up. I was satisfied with how it looked and it solved the problem.
daamac 01/19/14 08:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tank Washer

I'm hoping it's the vacuum breaker or a check valve. Thanks for all the input.
daamac 01/17/14 08:03pm Tech Issues
Tank Washer

The black tank washer has worked well since new (2011). Today it would not; it seemed like no water went into the tank when I connected a hose to it and turned on the water. I could see the hose pressure up, but there was no sound of the tank spray head running nor any sound of running water at all. I turned off the spigot, and the hose had quite a bit of pressure when I disconnected it from the tank washer, so I do not think that there is a leak in the tank washer line. The hose input has always been closed with a plastic plug and there is a screen that is part of the washer so it does not seem like the tank washer plumbing could have been plugged with dirt somehow. The only cause I can think of is a faulty vacuum breaker. Agree or other thoughts?
daamac 01/17/14 04:20pm Tech Issues
Where to mount GPS

I've never before used a GPS mapping device in a vehicle, but was given a TomTom Start for Christmas. The device comes with instructions to attach it to the windshield with a mount. My tow is a 2500HD Chevy; if I mount it to the windshield at anything close to eye level it is so far away that operating the touchscreen would be quite a stretch. If I mount it to the dash instead, would it be able to get a signal from the satellites?
daamac 12/27/13 07:18am Technology Corner
RE: Set up advice

Here's a link to Pullrite install documents
daamac 12/15/13 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blackberry Cobbler help - Update at end

I just fixed this for my wife's birthday. 9 c blackberries, frozen, unsweetened 1/2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/4 tsp almond extract 1 1/4 c sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbs cornstarch 4 Tbs Butter Pastry prepared in two stages for bottom and top of 13x9 glass pan Prepare Filling 1. Thaw blackberries in package. Add blackberries to large bowl and add lemon juice and almond extract. Mix briefly. Mix together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch. Mix sugar mixture into blackberry mixture and set aside. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees Assemble Cobbler 1. Prepare bottom crust (your recipe) for 13x9 glass pan and place in pan. Trim edges. Prepare top crust (your recipe). Roll onto rolling pin. Pour filling into crust lined 13x9 glass pan. Dot with 2 Tbs of butter, evenly in small pieces. Top with prepared top crust and trim edges. Flute crust edges. Sprinkle with a little sugar and dot top of crust with small pieces of remaining butter. Place into pre heated oven and cook at 450 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 1 additional hour. Note: This makes a cobbler that is sweet, but not as sweet as some I've tasted. You might want to add 1/4 cup sugar extra if you like cobblers that are pretty sweet; also add extra sugar if the berries are quite tart.
daamac 12/12/13 01:53pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: God Bless the Florida Highway Patrol !

... We did and found our right rear FW tire had blown and our TPMS didn't alert us ... Which TPMS system? Any idea what went wrong?
daamac 12/09/13 06:52pm RV Lifestyle
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