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RE: Dual Pain Windows

Be aware there is a difference between Dual Pane (Storm Windows) and Thermal Pane windows. Some manufacturers, Arctic Fox for one, offer both kinds as options. I would always go with Thermal Pane windows. Its odd, I would have expected thermal windows to be part of any four season package--...............I found that very odd too. Some years back I talked with the production manager for Northwoods (Arctic Fox, etc) he said the about 90% of their Fox's are made with Thermal pane, a small number were made with Storm. But about 7 percent were made with regular. Those were mostly "base" model orders by the dealer. Almost every customer order was Thermal.
n7bsn 08/02/15 11:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Low Clearance question

The problem with using the Truckers Atlas is it doesn't list all the side and back-roads, ie like the one that leads to that obscure campground you are going to for the first time. If you use a GPS, there is a firm selling a POI file for it that lists all known (something like 50,000) low clearance (below 14 ft) locations in North America. See here As for utility lines, they are all supposed to be high enough (14 ft) to allow the clearance of legal vehicles, at all times and in all locations. This allows things like say, moving trucks, to move about and load/unload households.
n7bsn 08/02/15 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody with Camco Olympian Heaters?

We had the ET8100, which for reasons I don't understand they discontinued. It actually HAD an electric thermostat. Drew about 0.7 amp when running, but about 3 amps lighting the element. Of course once the element was lite it went back to the 0.7 amp draw. I really liked it.
n7bsn 08/01/15 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: How many have crawled under your trailer recently?

Went under the rig before the last big trip, and I will before the next one also. Only way you get to look at the condition of the inside of the tires also.
n7bsn 08/01/15 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: WA DOT SR 970 closed in both directions

Reopening at 8PM Sat
n7bsn 08/01/15 06:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Staying in Canada this Winter

Yuppers, southern Vancouver Island, the lower main-land, etc. But one of the reasons housing prices are high in that region is all the Canadians who retire and want to live someplace 1) with health care and 2) little or no snow. All that being said, rarely, like once every 20 or so years the region gets hit with up to a meter of heavy wet snow. Then it just sux and staying with the rig is your best option... Last time it did that here I had to go sweep snow off mine and my neighbors rigs, before the roofs failed and collapsed. Literally hundreds of roofs failed that storm. Several boat docks, with boat-houses sank. It was just plan ugly.
n7bsn 07/31/15 09:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: TT Accident - SWAY

From the factory, that trailer came with tires only rated for 65 mph The cargo pod on the back certainly reduced the weight on the hitch. He was going too fast, both for control and for his tires He didn't know what to do, in several levels. Lastly the trucker may not have stopped for a number of reasons, Haz cargo, "special" cargo, company rules, etc.
n7bsn 07/31/15 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Missoula, MT to Great Falls, MT

Actually I was local and I tended to use either, depending. The grade dropping down on the east on US-12 is less then the grade on MT-200. In the summer MT-200 see's a lot of people from Great Falls (etc) headed up to the lakes north of Clearwater Junction, that means a lot of RVs on that road. Summer, east bound it's a 50/50 call for me, west bound, Fridays I would never take MT-200. Winter I always took US-12, more four-lane, better passing, better road maintenance.
n7bsn 07/30/15 09:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: passengers watching tv while moving in navion 24G

. .... Broadcast television reception is basically impossible in a moving vehicle; the current digital broadcast standards just don't work well when moving due to changing multipath interference and momentary drop-outs and so forth. Other video sources are not so affected, of course. 100% correct, one of the issues for the "limo" people is that TVs really don't work any more
n7bsn 07/30/15 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wood frame Walls vs. Aluminum

Our Arctic Fox 31W is a steel framed trailer. The interior walls, floor joists and roof bows are wood and very strong. Thing is heavy too. Em, all Northwoods have steel "under" framing. The upper depends. Northwoods started with wood (our 1999 was wood framed), slowly changed more and more models to aluminum walls. But even the 2016's still have wood trusses for the roof. Oh, and they are a quite heavy.
n7bsn 07/27/15 10:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wood frame Walls vs. Aluminum

Some of the best made rigs are wood-framed, the others are aluminum. What matters is how well they are made, not which they are made of.
n7bsn 07/27/15 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hacked jeep vs a tag axle hitch

They needed prolonged physical access to CREATE their exploit. As in, a vehicle they could reverse engineer to figure out how everything worked. Once created, they could hijack ANY similar model vehicle without physical access. That is why this particular demonstration was novel - past vehicle hacks have all required physical access to the ACTUAL vehicle being hijacked. Correct, if you read the entire Wired article you will note them IDing (via the vehicle's connection to Sprint's 4G network) additional vehicles that they could exploit via the same exploit. These vehicles were physically remote and had never been accessed
n7bsn 07/27/15 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hacked jeep vs a tag axle hitch

... This won't fix the underlying problem of critical vehicle systems being connected to a cellular communication package (a profoundly stupid idea on the part of automakers, IMO), but welcome to the future I guess. It's going to take a few high profile incidents before manufacturers really address this problem, unfortunately. After all, the security researchers in question did this public demonstration for a journalist precisely because Chrysler wasn't listening to them when they said the system was insecure. Of course the real solution is NOT connect the Info-Tainment system (with it's 3G/4G and wifi) to the ECU. As you note, a dumb idea. Of course Chrylser LLC "not listening" has a lot to do with today's announcement of fines, forced recalls, etc.
n7bsn 07/27/15 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Kanab Utah home base for sightseeing?

Another stop to consider is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, right outside town. There are also about half a dozen rock shops in the "greater" area. Also a fun little film/TV museum in town. Oh Ya Pink Coral Sand Dunes SP Ya, we used it as a stop also.
n7bsn 07/27/15 11:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Performance upgrade options for V10

Yup, you could spend lots of money, and the V10 will still rev. It's designed to I've owned two V10s, the 2-valve like yours and the 3-valve that goes in the current F-series. On a steep long grade, like the 15-miles on BC-5 that runs from 4 to 12%, either V10 would run around 4500 rpm.
n7bsn 07/27/15 11:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Life span of Arctic Fox or Nash trailers, and towing them

Both units have ~2600 lbs of "cargo" (a bit over a 1000 kg) The 2000 will be wood framed, the 2007 -might- be aluminum, they were just switching over then to building rig walls structural aluminum then. Unless the Nash has the "4 season" option, the Fox will be better insulated. Also the Fox probably has thermal pane windows, few Nash's did. The cabinetry on the Fox is better. The swing out grab bar can be added (we did to our 1999 Nash) My only concern is if you are planning on traveling over roads like The Coq (BC-5). You are going to be close to your trucks limits and that road is a trial on any vehicle and trailer.
n7bsn 07/27/15 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestions for new fifth wheel purchase

If your pockets are very deep, you could consider New Horizons. They will build exactly what you want, eg custom orders only. But their smallest rigs start at $100,000 and go up past $300,000 and your truck may also need an upgrade!
n7bsn 07/26/15 10:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Gorge Amphitheater and Wildhorse Campground

Wow, at $100/night, just for the camping, I'd hope they would provide transport
n7bsn 07/26/15 10:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator runs great but won't run A/C or fridge

If it will not power the Frig, it might not be able to power anything. The refer is not a very big load
n7bsn 07/26/15 10:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: yellowstone

Actually maybe, if it's late August. Park attendance really starts dropping off the last week or so, as people have to start heading home to get their kids ready for school. Earlier in August... ya, not very likely. I lived around the park for many years and the last of Aug attendance starts dropping. In fact this camground closes in mid Sept Attendance drops like a rock after Labor Day, and even more steeply in Oct. Even though Oct and April (if the roads are open) are the best times. Oh ya, there are road closures for construction.
n7bsn 07/26/15 05:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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