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RE: Poor to Terrible WIFI

Even when the RV park Wi-Fi signal is strong, the speed is typically so slow as to be barely useable if useable at all. And that is certainly not limited to KOA.
BB_TX 05/25/19 08:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keyless vehicles

Yep, key inside fob (remote). Been there, had to do that.
BB_TX 05/25/19 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hot Water Heater

Agree with above. Typical when public water supply is shut off, water drains from pipes, water supply is reestablished, pipes are repressurized with air inside, and air blows out faucets next time they are opened. Even happens at our house sometimes in our semi rural area.
BB_TX 05/24/19 01:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVs and the NEC

...... - Good luck getting an engineer to sign and stamp plans that violate the NEC. We engineers tend to be a conservative lot and it's not fun explaining to a judge why you didn't follow industry practice. Not to mention possibly losing their P.E. license.
BB_TX 05/24/19 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: RVs and the NEC

........ Just one point to make, any AHJ can and is entitled to change or exclude any part of any NFPA code to suit their purpose, including changing or deleting parts of the NEC. ........ My point had to do mostly with semantics, and saying "the code required", it really is an advisory document, and a d--m good one. Wrong on both counts. No one but the associated NFPA committee can change any part of any NFPA code or standard. An AHJ can write into their own codes that the NFPA code is to be used with that AHJ’s own defined exceptions. But cannot change or delete. And once adopted in that AHJ’s codes it becomes enforceable, not advisory. You don’t get the choice of making your own decisions.
BB_TX 05/23/19 03:06pm Tech Issues
RE: dual AC on 30 amps - I think I made it work

As long as your voltage is staying up there should be no problem.
BB_TX 05/23/19 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

If you are carrying your own bed, bathroom, living room, and kitchen it is glamping. But I have no problem with that. :B
BB_TX 05/22/19 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet bubbles/spits up ???

I agree that if the tank is not full (full being another cause of burping) it is likely the vent.
BB_TX 05/22/19 12:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Water Heater

Some problems that have been reported in the past. -Bad heating element -Tripped circuit breaker -Bad or tripped thermostat/hi temp cutout -Bad little black switch at bottom left corner of water heater if Suburban -Burned or loose wiring in junction box on back of WH if Suburban
BB_TX 05/22/19 11:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVs and the NEC

I am curious since I served on two NFPA committees for 15 years. NFPA is a self funded non profit organization established in 1896 and has produced over 100 standards and codes addressing about everything concerning fire safety. And it may well be partly funded by insurance underwriters. But I have never heard that and am curious where to find that info. NFPA creates documents in the form of "standards" and "codes". You are correct that the codes are not law in themselves. But they are written in a format with the proper rigidly written language to be adopted as legally enforceable codes by state or local entities or AHJs. Standards are less rigid written and more intended as guidelines. Each standard and code has a committee of typically about 15-25 non paid volunteers who work in some way associated with that particular industry, meaning they have some expertise in the field rather than someone sitting behind a desk making up rules. In the case of the committees I served on there were representatives from the manufacturers of associated equipment, from manufacturers of associated control systems, from major engineer and consulting and construction firms, from insurance underwriters, and from the end user/customer/buyers of the products. Each group would have 2-5 members on the committee. In our case only 2 members from insurance. Prior to any proposed provision put into the codes and standards, there is a vote of members as to whether that provision is acceptable to all parties. It requires a majority vote to pass thereby preventing any individual party being able to install provisions that benefit that party without being acceptable by the majority. The end user likes more relaxed rules. Insurance likes more rigid rules. The others are typically somewhere in the middle. The final verbiage comes after much discussion and voting by all members.
BB_TX 05/22/19 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: Sticker price vs MSRP on trucks

The window stickers on Ford trucks actually say TOTAL MSRP plus the dollar amount in the bottom right hand corner. Dealer would love to get that price. But should not even be a talking point for buyer. Go to nada.com, edmunds.com, or other sites and find the invoice price. And while there find if manfacturer rebates are being offered. And check dealer web sites to see if incentive discounts are being offered. And check rebate offer if using manufacturer financing. Then you will have a price starting point. And after buying with manufacturer financing, check for better loan rates elsewhere. When I buy a new Ford I finance thru Ford and get the $1,000 rebate. Then after one month refinance the loan at a better rate elsewhere.
BB_TX 05/21/19 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Over Wolf Creek Pass

Traveling west bound over Wolf Creek Pass is the easier direction. The west side is longer and steeper than the east side. So you will be climbing the easier side. You will just need to be very careful of your speed, and brakes going down. The fact that there are two run away truck ramps going down the west side should tell you something. There are two lanes going down most of the way so you can stay right and go as slow as you want without worrying about holding anyone up behind. But lots of RVs of all types and sizes travel it both ways regularly.
BB_TX 05/21/19 01:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Northwood Runaround Rant

I think you would be hard pressed to get schematics from any manufacturer. My Montana had a wiring error when new. Dealer had a little trouble finding where the miswire was. Afterward I asked the service manager if he could get me a copy of the wiring diagram for the 5er. He said that even he could not get one. A wiring diagram would be what you would need. A schematic shows how it is connected electrically with no regard to actual wiring paths or routing. A wiring diagram should show actual wiring paths and point to point routing.
BB_TX 05/21/19 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Heading to Mt. Rushmore

Start of the main tourist season so you may be taking a risk of being able to stay near, or in a nicer campground, than what you would really like. Especially near a main tourist destination. But many people prefer the risk to the firm schedule.
BB_TX 05/21/19 11:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Amp Adaptors

I am thinking you make be confused on 50 amp hookup. 50 amp hookup actually gives you two hot legs of 50 amps each for a total of 100 useable amps. But since you have a 30 amp rig, you can actually get no more than 30 amps no matter what you hook to. I think some high end sites for large motor homes do offer 100 amp, but as mentioned, I think that is 2 50's. Call and make sure.
BB_TX 05/21/19 11:07am Tech Issues
RE: How much does 30+ feet actually effect ability to find space

We have been in state, city, and COE parks where 40’+ would be no problem. And we have been in some where it would be difficult to get 35’ into. Most have some number of longer sites, with many more sites shorter ones. If reservations are allowed, the larger sites go first. Likewise if the park is first come first serve the longer larger sites go first. Waiting til the last minute can be a problem at a popular park.
BB_TX 05/21/19 08:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford aluminum body reduces repair cost

But the numbers came from Highway Loss Data Institute, not Edmunds testing.
BB_TX 05/20/19 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: National Rescue Dog Day

Everyone wants puppies. That just encourages breeders to pump out as many new pups as they can. There are so many animals that need homes that there is an untold number euthanized each year due to not enough people to adopt. We just adopted our 3rd Golden Oldie rescue, where age makes them even less desirable.
BB_TX 05/20/19 08:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Best satellite option for full timing

We have had Dish at home and the RV for many years. Very happy with both. A number of automatic satellite antennas available with Dish.
BB_TX 05/19/19 06:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Snow: how deep is too deep for camping?

Hmmm? He said he had driven on and camped in 6” of snow. What qualifies as “never driven in snow”? Oops. Jfkmk beat me to it.
BB_TX 05/18/19 06:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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