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RE: drive shaft hill in Utah

Like I said, 7 percent. I have been up and down it a few times and it is just a short hill more than anything. Sometimes Mountain Directory is just plain wrong.
lbrjet 12/10/16 10:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Total loss, adjuster wants copy of title prior to settlement

Maybe just to make sure you actually own it? I don't see what the big deal is. They are in essence buying it from you. If you were buying a car you wouldn't hand over money without the title.
lbrjet 12/07/16 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Bill in Congress to increase Senior park pass to $80

The link you posted says the pass will cost: 1) $20 for a 12 month long pass, or 2) an amount equal to the cost of the regular pass for a lifetime pass. Which is currently $80 - it could be raised in the future. That would be an administrative headache for federal agencies who accept the senior pass. Currently, the pass is checked against the ID of the person to verify the signatures are the same. There would have to either be two different versions of the Senior Pass - a lifetime version and an annual version with an expiration date, or there would have to be an online database to check the verion/ validity of the pass when presented at a facility. That would eat up much of the additional money raised. It is as simple as discounting the current $80 pass to $20 for seniors. No additional administrative work required.
lbrjet 12/07/16 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: WA to MD in JAN!!! Help!!

I40 starts at 600 feet at the CA border and rises to 5000 feet in less than 90 miles. The elevation then varies from 5000-7500 feet over the next 500 plus miles. Winter snows are common, but are usually well forecasted.
lbrjet 12/05/16 10:28am Roads and Routes
RE: IPhone 7 Question

Lot's of people unhappy about this. Apple is just trying (forcing?) people to buy wireless head phones. For $159 their Airpods were supposed to solve their self induced problem, but they can't seem to get them out of the factory for some undisclosed reason.
lbrjet 12/05/16 10:15am Technology Corner
RE: WA to MD in JAN!!! Help!!

If you are dead set on camping along the way then go south to I10. But my experience has been that back to back to back to back days traveling in a trailer can get old really fast. I would plan a day off from the road every few days.
lbrjet 12/03/16 10:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Scotty's Castle tour is one of the main reasons to go to Death Valley. It's fabulous and has great history. In June you'll just be driving the main roads. There's nothing else for a reason to stop. Other times of the year you can do off-roading or hiking. How can you not stop at Badwater Basin? Take the Artists Drive loop? There is so much more to DV than Scottys Castle saying it is 'just a drive' is an injustuce. My wording wasn't good. We absolutely love Death Valley and have been there many times so I don't mean to put down DV. I was just thinking that since Scotty's Castle is closed and it is June with extreme temperatures for any hiking, that driving is all they will be doing. Yes, Badwater and Artists Drive are great. My point being, they will be driving. If they were going out of their way to visit Death Valley there could be other places with more interest at that time of year. I interpreted your post incorrectly. Thanks for clarifying.
lbrjet 11/30/16 08:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Scotty's Castle tour is one of the main reasons to go to Death Valley. It's fabulous and has great history. In June you'll just be driving the main roads. There's nothing else for a reason to stop. Other times of the year you can do off-roading or hiking. How can you not stop at Badwater Basin? Take the Artists Drive loop? There is so much more to DV than Scottys Castle saying it is 'just a drive' is an injustuce.
lbrjet 11/29/16 10:31am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

We stayed at the Lakeside RV Park in Pahrump and day tripped into DV two months ago. The RV Park is really nice and only a little over an hour to the visitor's center. Less than an hour to Vegas. Could be an option.
lbrjet 11/28/16 11:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

The only way you can get from Yosemite, down the eastern side of the Sierras is Tioga pass. It is Hwy 120. It is a steep downgrade with curves. You can do this easy. Lower gear is your friend. This highway comes out near the eastern Sierra town of Lee Vining at Hwy 395. Turn right, or south, on Hwy 395 for several miles and just after (south of) the June Lake junction turnoff, (Hwy 158) turn left, or east, on the now continuing Hwy 120. This will take you to Tonopah NV. Then just follow Hwy 95 south all the way into Las Vegas. Avoids the heat of Death Valley completely. This is the way I would go. I would also plan shorter travel days in the desert so you are not on the road in the heat of the day. Leave early morning and get to your next stop by lunchtime. Get your trailer A/C running before you even unhitch. I would also get your transmission and cooling system serviced before you head out west. Get something like a Scangauge to monitor temps and don't rely on the Ford dumb gauges
lbrjet 11/27/16 10:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Cancelling Christmas reservations John Pennekamp Key Largo

Not interested but that is nice of you to go out of your way to help a fellow camper. Hopefully someone will contact you and then enjoy the balmy breezes next month.
lbrjet 11/25/16 04:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are surge protectors worth it?

Spend the extra money and get the Progressive EMS.
lbrjet 11/25/16 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: WD hitch for Trailblazer towing 6000 lbs

Why spend the money if your current hitch works? I would try it first and find out. I'm sure you can replace the couple of pieces that are bolted to the old trailer frame.
lbrjet 11/25/16 03:49pm Towing
RE: Tire Manufacturer Recommendations?

Going up a load range is great move. Your rims are already rated for the 'E' so do it.
lbrjet 11/25/16 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: weight police questions please

Don't need to change trucks. Enjoy your new trailer.
lbrjet 11/24/16 09:41am Towing
RE: Insurance for full time

Any time you commit fraud you are rolling the dice, whether it be cheating on your taxes or withholding information from your insurance company so as to pay less money than you should be. If you get auditied by the IRS or need to file an insurance claim you could be screwed. All depends on how the dice rolls.
lbrjet 11/24/16 09:36am Full-time RVing
RE: Question about weight ratings

I also have a hard time believing the GVWR comes out to a nice even number of exactly 10,000. Believe what you want but the reality is that GVWR isn't a number that "comes out" to anything ... it's a number assigned to each vehicle by the manufacturer as the maximum that vehicle should ever weigh under any circumstances. Believe what you want but GVW is a rating assigned by the DOT or some govt organization based loosely on the general approved capability of a certain class of vehicle ... The best answer I can give is talk to someone in person who is very well versed in truck capacities and has practical experince. Well clearly that wouldn't be you :W ... GVW is the loaded weight of any given vehicle, whether a car, truck, trailer, etc, and will vary according to whatever may be loaded into the "vehicle" at any given time. GVWR is the weight rating assigned to that vehicle by the manufacturer ... GVW under no circumstances should ever exceed GVWR. Good grief. :S Good grief is right. While you may be generally correct, in this case you are not. The 10K is assigned as the maximum by our USA govt for that class of truck. The 10K was determined a long time ago and only recently trucks have caught up to (and passed) it. Back in 2010 when I bought my F250 a 9200 GVWR was standard. Improvements have raised trucks capabilities and they have now exceeded the 10K mark, but they must be marked as 10K because that is the maximum that they can be according to the govt. There is not one thing on that truck that limits it to 10K except an outdated govt rule. Maybe being from Canada you don't understand this, but that is the way it is. We don't know what the real capability actually is though since the govt forces a 10K maximum on the sticker and won't allow the real number to be printed.
lbrjet 11/24/16 09:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Dish or Direct TV

The western arc reaches east, the sats are just lower on the horizon. We have used our Tailgater all over the country and in Eastport, ME. Can't get more east than that, although we couldn't pick up sat 129 there as it was actually below the horizon.
lbrjet 11/23/16 11:40am Beginning RVing
RE: Levi Jackson & All Other Kentucky SPs; Never Again!

Your post and letter must be a joke, that is the only thing that makes sense.
lbrjet 11/23/16 09:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie needs help with tow vehicle

I am always more concerned about coming down the mountain than going up.
lbrjet 11/21/16 09:26am Tow Vehicles
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