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RE: Charging an Electric Vehicle

Since the EV would require a new wire run and outlet anyway, I'd recommend having an electrician wire an appropriate setup based on the make/model EV you intend to buy and its charging requirements. You would still have the 30 amp 120 TT-30 outlet for your RV as well then.
Dutch_12078 08/03/20 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: What's changed about camping?

While we generally use reservations for most state and national park stays these days out of necessity, we're fortunate that we have a lifetime permit for remote boondocking on a corporate tree farm in the Adirondacks. If anything, that location has become even more private over the years as the other permit holders have passed away or lost interest. There are currently only three active permit holders left, and the other two are hunters that only show up for deer season in the late fall. We love going there as a fill in getaway in between the more "civilized" parks.
Dutch_12078 08/03/20 10:42am RV Lifestyle
RE: Add water to class A while boon docking

If you can access where the overflow/vent exits the tank, replacing the elbow with a'T' and adding a small vacuum breaker to the top will stop the siphoning.
Dutch_12078 07/30/20 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fort McAllister

We were there for a few days last winter, and have a reservation for a week next winter if the virus allows it. The sites are fairly large, but the foliage isn't dense enough for a lot of privacy. Below is a photo of the pull-through site we were on, as well as one showing one of the daily visitors that passed through each afternoon. The weather was pretty overcast while we were there, and the photos show it. There's not a lot to do at the park unless you're into fishing. There's a boat launch and long dock available. I should mention that they have a few full hookup sites available, although we didn't have one. https://i.imgur.com/GJAkVWUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3VRXG3Al.jpg
Dutch_12078 07/28/20 06:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pay showers?

I haven't seen a pay shower at a campground in at least 40 years, but I have heard of some. We did stay at one private campground a couple of years ago that required a refundable $5 deposit for a swipe card needed for access to the restrooms/showers. There was a public beach next door that may have been the reason for it.
Dutch_12078 07/28/20 11:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Problem with 50 amp cord

Take a close look at the female end slots. Some years ago I snagged a brand new 30 amp extension cord out of the trash at a campground. When I tried it, there was no power getting through. I took a close look at the female slots and found that the molding process for the housing had left enough flash in one slot that the mating male pin could not make contact. A few minutes work with an X-Acto knife fixed the problem.
Dutch_12078 07/27/20 05:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Operators manual

RV manufacturers manuals are often so generic as to be virtually useless. You're likely better off finding the individual component manuals for jack systems, etc.
Dutch_12078 07/27/20 05:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water warning at state park

What I find concerning having just looked at the reservation site is there is no warning of this situation posted, while they do have other warnings. Seems like a reasonable expectation that the State should notify visitors in advance. * Due to abnormally high strength waste negatively impacting the septic system, we ask that campers not use any type of chemical additive in their holding tanks. Chemical additive use could result in a failure and closure of the park sewage systems. * Only one vehicle is included in your campsite fee. An extra vehicle, unless towed, costs $10 per night. Please check site data for on-site and off-site parking as not all campsites can accommodate an extra vehicle. * Due to COVID-19 cross-border travel restrictions, Washington State Parks encourages all Out of Country travelers to hold off on reserving at this time. Once cross-border travel restrictions are lifted, we would be more than happy to welcome you back to Washington State Parks. The nitrate warning may be a short term issue that they expect to have resolved soon. The items you listed seem to be more long term...
Dutch_12078 07/26/20 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose too short?...again....?

Our "Flexzilla" 5/8" hoses coil up tightly without kinking even in sub-zero temperatures. They're the same size as standard hoses, just much more flexible. The excess also coils up neatly under our coach when the full length isn't needed to reach the spigot.
Dutch_12078 07/26/20 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Add water to class A while boon docking

On our current and previous motorhomes, the way to suction fill the water tank is to set the valves just as you would for winterizing from a jug, except set the "City/Fill" valve to "Fill" instead of "City".
Dutch_12078 07/26/20 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water warning at state park

Here's more information relative to high nitrates in water that may set your minds at ease unless you have an infant traveling with you: Nitrates In Drinking Water
Dutch_12078 07/25/20 05:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: GFCI Issue looking for a solution

UPDATE: Well the new GFCI did trip too, just a little slower. I took the patio outlet apart and sure 'nough there was a little moisture in there. I also noticed that the factory ran the caulk on the top and sides but not the bottom!!! I did some driving in the rain and I am guessing road splash got under the plate. I have ordered a new outlet (cuz there was a crack in the plastic where they screwed it in) and a new/better cover plate that I will caulk on ALL 4 edges. In our previous motorhome, my wife would accidentally hit the test button on the bathroom GFCI when unplugging her hair dryer. That circuit also had the satellite receiver and TV outlet on it, along with the outside outlet. Since it was a annoying waiting for the sat receiver to reset when she tripped the GFCI, I bypassed the rest of the circuit at the bathroom GFCI and installed a separate GFCI at the outside outlet. Problem solved...
Dutch_12078 07/23/20 06:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Gatlinberg, TN and Ashville, NC

Our favorite for Asheville is the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area campground by far. We always get a full hookup site on the misnamed "Lakeside" loop. Large sites and lots of foliage...
Dutch_12078 07/22/20 06:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toad damage from road debris.

We started using a Protect-A-Tow between our coach and toad in 2008 after paying almost $1,000 for toad body and paint work after traveling on about 20 miles of gravel roads with a "grass skirt". We particularly like the ease of hooking it up and that it also protects the tow bar, safety cables, and wiring.
Dutch_12078 07/22/20 06:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Control Panel not controlling....

The "Advanced Post Form" icons are working ok here... :h
Dutch_12078 07/22/20 11:46am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Rooftop AC Weird???

. Not relevant
Dutch_12078 07/21/20 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
Locast adds Miami and West Palm Beach, FL DMA's

From non-profit streaming service Locast: "You can now stream local broadcast TV channels in Miami and West Palm Beach, for free." "We are pleased to now deliver more than 65 local TV channels to viewers within the Miami-Dade/Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce designated market areas in Florida." www.locast.org
Dutch_12078 07/21/20 07:46am Technology Corner
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

I've found in general when I'm merging on to a busy highway with our motorhome and toad that the OTR truckers are usually the most helpful in either moving over or backing off to make a hole for me. I try to return the favor as much as possible... Can you explain why you should expect anybody to slow down to let you in? Get YOUR head on your shoulders, look at the traffic, judge speed and drop in behind the one you expect to slow. I'm referring to heavy traffic situations where there are no holes large enough for my 55' combo to fit in. I don't expect anyone to let me in, but as I said, in general it's the OTR truckers that face the same situation that will "make a hole" for me to tuck in to behind another vehicle. Would you prefer I stop on the ramp and wait for rush hour to clear???
Dutch_12078 07/17/20 11:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone use Quick connect for water hose?

I like This one the male end fits better and is shorter than the other types. It may fit behind your door. I use quick disconnects on everything. X2 X3... I went through several cheap plastic and brass plated QD's over the years that used a modified hose washer for the seal. Even the least amount of dirt or mineral buildup caused them to leak. The brass QD's linked use an independent O-ring as shown that seals well and can be sourced at most hardware stores if damaged. I have a small package of spare O-rings I found in the loose hardware section at an Ace Hardware, but I haven't needed to replace one yet.
Dutch_12078 07/17/20 07:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Shower clog or something else?

I'd get one of those devices you stick down the drain and rotate to get hair out. I was AMAZED at the amount I pulled from our shower and sink drains! Reread the first post, he already tried that. I don't recommend those clog sticks for Hepvo's though, since the "teeth" on the stick can damage or invert the "duck" lips that seal the odors out.
Dutch_12078 07/15/20 11:43am Tech Issues
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