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RE: Gros Veture Campground (or others) Grand Tetons NP

I put June 15 in and plenty of sites available plus your 5er will fit over the concrete curbs limiting the size of the sites. There are plenty of USFS CG that fortunately do not take reservations for those of us that are no reservations types. June 15-18 https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/247661?tab=campsites
Ivylog 05/06/21 05:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yosemite to glacier NP... route?

Came south on 95 last summer and would say it’s prettier than 95. FromYosemite I’d include Lake Tahoe but you can’t get there without going almost to I-5 and then 50...2 sides of a triangle but not much difference than I-80 to 93 or 95.
Ivylog 05/03/21 06:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 442 Gatlinburg

NO, it is not through GSMNP.
Ivylog 05/03/21 06:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: IN/OH to Tallulah Gorge State Park

I-75 to Knoxville. I-40 east to US 23 Waynesville south to Clayton, GA. 23 and 441 are good mostly 4 lane roads... do not take 441 through GSMNP. I like Moccasin Creek SP on Lake Burton more than Tallulah.
Ivylog 05/03/21 06:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Brake controller hookup

Look for 5 wires in a white plastic connector for 6 wires hopefully near the obd connector...left side of steering column. Good luck finding the 4 wires that run to the back... finally found them behind the rear run box after giving up on finding them. Also the brake signal up front is not what you need...a ground is supplied...no +12V signal. I wasted several hours trying to find the wires and finally mounted the brake controller in the engine area as everything you need is easy to find and once set I never change the gain (amount of braking) on the controller... one hour to install. If you find both ends of the wires I would use 2 of them for the output of the brake controller.
Ivylog 05/03/21 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Billings Montana to Yellowstone

Used 191 couple years ago and it’s a good US highway.
Ivylog 05/01/21 06:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Operating BlueOx Tru Center

Until I could make my safe T plus adjustable on the fly, I disconnected it. Found with it connected, it may driving tiring having to hold against the 200 pounds of force when I had a cross wind. More info : here:
Ivylog 04/27/21 04:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need a FAST route MA to Atlanta GA

On the return I’d do a scenic route from Marietta ... I-575/515 to GA 17-NC 69 to US 64 to Franklin, NC. 441 to 23 to I-40E to I-26 to I-81 all good roads.
Ivylog 04/26/21 05:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: sell home or not to sell

“I would not be entering into a 1031 exchange at this time even with an eligible asset sale. A 1031 only delays capital gains taxes. There is a likelihood that the capital gain tax rate is going to rise significantly. If that happens, you may forego a 20% rate today for a 39% rate down the road. That could be a very expensive decision.” The $500k exclusion on selling your home may still apply but I would sell NOW.
Ivylog 04/25/21 02:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: sell home or not to sell

Don’t know if the housing market is hot in Delaware but if it is, now is a good time to sell but the Motorhome market is hot also. Why did you sell the C if only going to RV for several months??? Are you going to move to a lower tax state or stay in Delaware with a smaller house? The current housing bubble and RV frenzy will bust but hard to say if it will be one year or two years. Selling your home now and using a motorhome for a couple years to buy low in the future might make sense. Hard to give answers when there’s so many questions.
Ivylog 04/25/21 07:04am Full-time RVing
RE: Starlink mobile satellite internet is coming this year

Sats are low earth orbit so location is constantly changing... like XM radio so trees will be an issue.
Ivylog 04/19/21 07:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Price differences in water filters

Current rig has 2 filters...use a sediment filter in the first and charcoal in 2nd. EBay has good prices on the filters. Been drinking the water out of RV tanks for 50 years, many without any filter, and we are still here and in good health. Might spend $20/year on bottled water, mainly for guests with more refined tastes.
Ivylog 04/11/21 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: generator and alternator charging at the same time

85% of a 12V Lion battery capacity is between 12.8 and 13.6 making charging voltages at the batteries critical. Just because you have the solar set at 14.5v doesn’t mean it’s putting out that voltage until the batteries are fully charged. ... comments welcome on all of this as I’m working on converting to 600AH of Lion with 4 sources of charging. I’m thinking of leaving a fla battery in the bank as a sacrificial safety feature??? *I’m also thinking of putting a thermal switch on the alternator instead of a dc to dc charge limiting device???
Ivylog 04/04/21 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Reservation Entry RMNP 2021

Good news! Guess you didn’t try and get a reservation.
Ivylog 04/01/21 06:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hook up those safety chains

Wnjj, I stand corrected. It’s still a long ways from the beginning of the curve to the bridge. People need to learn where the manual brake control is and be able to find it without looking. Applying just it would have stopped the sway and the accident. https://i.imgur.com/tgidhCFl.jpg
Ivylog 03/26/21 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Storms and Tornados

These things have wheels under them for a reason. Only once have I put in the slides and unhooked in the campground so I could start up and move away from a tornado storm... Interstate was close by and ran right angles to the movement of the storm. Watched it on a local TV station as it went by 10 miles away from us. Even if the campground has an underground shelter I’ll probably move before I go to the shelter. The best weather app I have found is “Zoom weather”, cost five dollars and well worth it... picture below. Paid for itself when I was able to shoot the gap between two huge thunderstorms in Nebraska one evening...slight rain for 30 seconds. When you click on the box it expands and gives you the speed and intensity of the thunderstorms cell...2nd picture. The underlying map is as good as any Google map and I use it as a moving navigation tool. https://i.imgur.com/G6QaYECl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5rkt9twl.png
Ivylog 03/26/21 10:41am RV Lifestyle
RE: Adhesive for Securing Flexible Solar Panels

Some glue the metal mounting brackets to the roof. Not sure why screws worry you...seal over the top of them.
Ivylog 03/25/21 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Allegro Bus Fan Gear Box Replacement on Powerglide Chassis

Searched and found these: Hydraulic fan repair
Ivylog 03/24/21 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hwy 36 across Kansas

The wife says there are only 2 good ways to see Kansas... at night or from 36,000’. I use I-70 so it only takes a day to put it behind me. The excitement used to be which side of the highway the tumble weed was on... not as much of it any more. Hopefully you’ll have a tailwind so it takes less time.
Ivylog 03/21/21 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hook up those safety chains

Once the trailer started to sway, this accident could have been avoided IF the driver had manually put on just the trailer brakes. This increases the tongue weight and makes it harder for the trailer to sway while slowing down. A first responder account with more information: “ This F350 single rear wheel truck was equipped with a Reese WDH with a sway bar, but he also had a rack on the back with a large generator, spare tire, firewood, and other camping gear on a Curt receiver hitch cargo rack. The skid marks told the story, with evidence of multiple sway action as he entered a curve on the interstate, which in Idaho has a speed limit of 80 mph. The trailer overtook the truck, causing it to Jack knife, the trailer contacted the right Jersey barrier, and pushed the truck over the left Jersey barrier and over the side of the bridge. The trailer ball was pulled out of the hitch and the truck was dangling dangerously by only one remaining safety chain.” Went from 6 attachments to 1. Looks like the slight curve that he entered “causing” this accident is over a 1/2 mile away. That’s a long way to the bridge fighting a sway. I agree the weight of the stuff on the back lessen the tongue weight but why use a WDH if you had very little tongue weight with a F350? In my first picture you can see the small friction sway ball is bent. https://i.imgur.com/vXm9vB4l.jpg
Ivylog 03/19/21 08:32am General RVing Issues
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