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RE: Graceland RV Park & Campground

It's "down at the end of Lonely Street, behind Heartbreak Hotel"... It really is!
Alan_Hepburn 11/29/19 11:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

My 2017 Wrangler JKU weighs 4940 on the CAT scale. You must have some aftermarket stuff added - stock weight for the JKU is around 4400 lbs...
Alan_Hepburn 11/28/19 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tucson to Depoe Bay, Oregon

Less humping the canyons if you take 80 from East to West. I80 is in really bad shape from the state line down to below the snow line - tire ruts in the roadway are several inches deep, making it "fun" to drive...changing lanes can be a real challenge!
Alan_Hepburn 11/20/19 11:13am Roads and Routes
RE: The best Wranglers for towing?

One other consideration: cargo space. If you want to put ANYTHING in the back of a 2-door you need to fold up the rear seat, or remove it. That means you can only have seating for the 2 people up front. With the 4-door there is still a lot of cargo space behind the rear seats - enough that my wife's mobility scooter fits back there, along with any rear seat passengers.
Alan_Hepburn 11/20/19 11:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

Just for fun I googled "Jeep Gladiator Dimensions" and here's what popped up: "By the numbers, here's how the Gladiator's bed size measures: The bed floor is 60.3 inches long with the gate closed, the bed width at the tailgate is 56.8 inches, and the gate opening itself is 50 inches wide while the floor between the wheel humps is 44.8 inches wide."
Alan_Hepburn 11/15/19 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher upgrading to heavier toad-advice needed

We burn gas, not diesel, but we recently switched from towing an 1800 lb smart car to a 4400 lb Jeep Wrangler. Out average fuel mileage went from just under 7 mpg to just over 6 mpg...
Alan_Hepburn 11/06/19 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tires/snow rating / not worry? / chains are solution?

We just purchased a Jeep Wrangler and one of the (many) pieces of paper we signed was one that we acknowledged that we were told that chains were NOT to be used at any time. They said we could use cables if we desired, but chains were a big no-no...
Alan_Hepburn 10/22/19 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

You certainly have the right to refuse a search, but then they also have the right to tell you to turn around and go back the way you came...
Alan_Hepburn 10/21/19 01:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Favorite places to eat in Monterey Area

It's not Monterey, but if you're looking for good Mexican food then Jardine's in San Juan Bautista is a short drive from Betabel...
Alan_Hepburn 10/02/19 01:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Comments on cancel your car Insurance

In California as soon as you drop the insurance your insurance company will notify the DMV, who in turn will revoke the registration on the vehicle. Then, when you return you will need to go to the DMV and pay to get the registration reactivated. this CAN mean that you might be paying twice for a single year's worth of registration, which the State will like...
Alan_Hepburn 09/29/19 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: emergency start has been hardwired?

Given that the OP’s chassis is a 1990 E350 it’s almost guaranteed to be a simple 4 post constant duty solenoid. AKA Ford starter solenoid. Last time I checked a starter solenoid was NOT a constant duty solenoid...has it changed?
Alan_Hepburn 09/25/19 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Yellowstone - Spring or Fall?

We were there about 2 months ago - we stayed at Yellowstone RV Park at Mack's Inn; about 25 miles south of West Yellowstone. We decided rather than dealing with figuring out what to see, when to see it, and where to park we went with a bus tour through Yellowstone Vacation Tours in West Yellowstone. The bus is a 24 passenger van, and our guide, Matt, was outstanding! We boarded the bus at 8:00 am and were back to their office about 4:00 pm. The tour we selected was the Lower Loop Tour, which includes 4 different hot springs areas, Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and lots of wildlife. We even got a special treat: we arrived at Old Faithful about 10 minutes before it's scheduled eruption, and got to witness the Beehive Guyser erupting - it on it's own schedule: about every 23 hours, give or take 10 hours!
Alan_Hepburn 09/23/19 03:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ox Tow bar for Jeep Wrangler JK

We've used a Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar for the past 11 years now, towing a smart car (talk about overkill!). A couple of weeks ago we traded the smart car in on a 2017 Wrangler JKU Sport. After doing a bunch of research we decided to forego the Blue Ox and go with a Ready Brute Elite tow bar/brake system. I just finished installing everything on the Jeep, and we're waiting to get the motorhome back from some repair work so I can mate the two vehicles together. We still stayed with a Blue Ox base plate simply because we are familiar with it.
Alan_Hepburn 09/21/19 04:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: British Columbia, Canada

If you are looking for something much more challenging do hwy 99 out of Squamish. As far as Whistler is kiddies stuff. Then the mountain driving begins. Is that the old Duffy Lake Road? We did that way back in 1979 (if I recall) when it was all gravel - what a drive!
Alan_Hepburn 08/22/19 04:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

Before you have this done make sure the electrician knows what you need. It is not a normal 220V circut it is two 110V. There have been several posts with pictures on this issue. If you install the wrong one it can cause severe damage to you rig. Oh geez - here we go again...
Alan_Hepburn 08/17/19 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Windows update before hell freezes over

Couple of years ago I switched my laptop over to linux Mint Cinnamon - it updates when I tell it to, and the updates have never taken more than 5 minutes to download and install. I keep the laptop as a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 because I have 2 programs that will not run in linux, even with using PlayOnLinux. I have to boot into Windows maybe 2 or 3 times per year.
Alan_Hepburn 08/01/19 02:39pm Technology Corner
RE: 15/30/50 SHORE POWER PLUG IN ?

So if I'm reading this right, if I plugged my RV into the dryer outlet, if it fit of course, no harm would come to my RV because they're both 240 volts? Correct? Your RV is wired for 120 vac main service, NOT 240 vac. What do you think will happen if you plug your 120 vac trailer into 240 vac source power? :E If the trailer is equipped for 50A service, with a plug that has 4 terminals, then you can plug it in to ANY 4-terminal 120V/240V outlet and it will work as designed.
Alan_Hepburn 07/29/19 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: 15/30/50 SHORE POWER PLUG IN ?

But I do wonder about people that say they have plugged into a welder outlet and damaged their RV. Or is that just a case of the outlet wired incorrectly for the welder? Those people are usually dealing with a 30A RV - some older 240V 3 terminal outlets are close enough to an RV 30A outlet that some people will force their plug into the outlet, with the expected results.
Alan_Hepburn 07/29/19 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Interesting article: Tesla Semi Electric Motorhome.

The argument against EV cars isn't about whether it's crazy or that it won't catch on, it's about the claim that they are better for the environment. Despite claiming to be Eco friendly with less emissions and leveraging that for marketing, the fact is they aren't really as Eco friendly as they would have you believe. One thing that few people think about: until somebody can build an electric motor that is 100% efficient there will be a "cost" for running an electric motor. That cost is the inefficiency of the motor, which manifests itself as heat! So, in the end electric motors actually cause global warming!
Alan_Hepburn 07/29/19 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AT&T/Direct TV is Now Losing Over 8500 Customers Per Day

I seem to recall, back in the early 90's when DBS was in its infancy, and many people had money invested in the large C-band systems - people were saying that the DBS systems would never take hold. After all: who would want to pay for packages of channels when you can get alacarte packages on C-band? Both existed in parallel for years, but has anybody even seen a recent C-band system? DBS will be around for a while - streaming may work well in urban areas where you have a strong cell signal, or reliable wired broadband systems, but get out in the world, away from your home and there are places where you don't even have a 3G cell signal and streaming simply does not work! We recently stayed at a resort in Point Arena, Ca and there was NO cell coverage at all - we had to drive a few miles into town to get a cell signal, How does Roku work in that case?
Alan_Hepburn 07/28/19 12:35pm Technology Corner
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