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RE: Avoiding Nashville

Like others said, it is hard to avoid. What I do when going through on I24, even though I know my route, is to put the other side of Nashville into the GPS. It lets me know which lanes to be in. I24 varies from needing to be in left or right lanes, and I can never remember which. This gives more of a heads up than the road signs.
Darklock 09/23/21 07:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Saw a unicorn F-150 on the road yesterday!

My previous truck was a base model F150 regular cab. Nothing fancy about it at all. Got good mileage and towed my camper just fine. I just missed having the 4X4, so I traded it in.
Darklock 09/22/21 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

Yes, the lane is technically "open until it's not", but the reason for the signs are to alert you that the lane will end in "x" feet and as a result of that warning, it is expected that one will merge when it is safe to do so, and not at the end of the lane. I have never seen a sign that says keep going and then merge at this point (at the end). Mike Then read what the OP wrote:"Construction companies are now posting signs for traffic to "Use Both Lanes" up to the merge point where there is another sign stating "Merge Here" ..."
Darklock 09/06/21 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

When people have opportunities to move over and they don’t and speed past to the end THAT is the problem. When I pulled in like most have and are in the thru lane we are bumper to bumper near the end. Why should I hit my brakes to let someone in that clearly does not think they should wait like everyone else??? You are bumper to bumper backed up potentially for miles, blocking offramps behind you. All while a perfectly open lane is sitting there empty. On edit, sorry, I quoted the wrong post. You simply don't get it!!! The open lane does NOT go thru. It's open the last bit because most courteous drivers have already formed into the single line that goes thru. Nope, you don't get it. The lane is open all the the way until it is not. And to add: driving a million miles does not mean you know any better. If you do something wrong a million times it is still wrong.
Darklock 09/06/21 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Soft start for ac

Best way to install Easy Start when you have a non walkable roof? Can not really reach AC unit from ladder. I'm thinking plywood to spread out my weight. Any other ideas?
Darklock 06/12/21 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Tee Moulding

Oops, I was thinking the trim piece cover screws on outside of trailer.
Darklock 06/09/21 06:13am Tech Issues
RE: Old Question

Early on Saturday or Sunday is best. Any other time is hit or miss, depending on who forgets how to drive on that particular day. Weekdays wait till at least 10:30 -11:00 or prior to 6:00 AM.
Darklock 06/08/21 07:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Tee Moulding

I had this problem. When build, for some reason they put silicone in there to hold the molding in. When it needed replaced, I had to scrape all of the old silicone out of the grooves to get the new molding to stay in at road speeds. Talk about a pain in the butt.
Darklock 06/08/21 06:54am Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

YES, that is all normal for the old school battery chargers. Old school chargers (or when using a simple DC power supply) should have a timer. It is very important to make sure the water level is full before starting the charging process. The boiling is releasing hydrogen which can be explosive in high enough concentrations. :R NO, not ALL old school chargers have or had "timers". Perhaps you can point out WHERE the "timer" is on mine? https://i.imgur.com/ai3IDdMl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. You can't, because there is no timer knob on the outside.. And NO, there is NO "timer" inside it either. That IS pretty much the same charger design that my Dad owned since the 1950s, the internals are the same, a transformer, a rectifier, a self reseting breaker, and the one switch for 6/12V, another in the case of mine for deep cycle/regular.. Those just change what secondary "taps" from the transformer are being used which raises or lowers the voltage. Now if you are thinking of those 150 lb service station chargers on wheels with 150A starting boost then yeah, those often had a "timer" that you turned which would charge only the time you set it to.. But those were COMMERCIAL chargers, not CONSUMER chargers. I've had that same charger since the 80's.
Darklock 05/16/21 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

delete quoted wrong post
Darklock 05/16/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: IN/OH to Tallulah Gorge State Park

I would second the above suggested route.
Darklock 05/04/21 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 12 in Utah between Torrey and Bryce -- amazing!

One of my favorite roads.
Darklock 05/02/21 10:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Route

Only rode them on a motorcycle, but you should be good to go.
Darklock 04/30/21 03:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Too hot

Last time I was there was in July 2019. Did not think it was too hot then.
Darklock 04/30/21 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford as a tow vehicle

Thanks to all for the helpful replies. Going to look at a 2019 F150 3.5 with twin turbo on Friday. Why come on here crying about your present vehicle not keeping you happy? Yon made your mind up to switch to Ford before your finger hit the first key. OK go ahead, You have my permission to buy a Ford, I hope that was the validation you felt you needed to pull the trigger. Did we get out of bed on the wrong side today? what you meant to say was "Why are you being such an ass?"
Darklock 04/30/21 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I need a FAST route MA to Atlanta GA

As a warning, the last three times I rode I85 south through S Carolina I managed to sit for 1 1/2 hours due to wrecks in an area of construction, outside of Spartanburg, where the south bound lanes are divided by jersey barriers. The single lane makes for very slow wreck cleanup.
Darklock 04/27/21 06:22am Roads and Routes
RE: FR 688 at South Rim

Thanks, I put a mark on my map.
Darklock 04/23/21 01:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Rocket launch.

Veterans Memorial Park, also called Space View Park is a great place to watch from. With a pair of binos, we could see the launch pad (#39 I believe) across the water. When we were there, a local had set up and explained everything that was happening.
Darklock 04/09/21 06:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Indian Bread Rocks BLM

Thanks, I will add this to my map for next trip out there.
Darklock 04/08/21 06:23am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: mounting my solar panels

AS mentioned earlier, my need is small. Water pump, a few led lights, cell phone charging and whatever the fridge needs while running on LP. I have installed a DC-DC charger to charge battery while driving, and have a generator to use if really needed. I think I am good with 200W.
Darklock 04/08/21 06:15am Tech Issues
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