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RE: Elevation App?

Reminds me of a altitude request years ago for somebody wanting to travel up 395 on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. They were traveling with a family member having a health issue and had to stay below a certain altitude. Whether it was COPD or emphysema or whatever I don't know but an altitude app for them sure would have been handy for traveling out west. And I did wonder why oxygen would not have been their solution.
More To See 08/27/15 09:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Where to mount MPPT controller?

I'd bet practically all charge controllers are mounted in the bays - and as close to the battery bank as possible per recommend practices. I just installed a new Xantrex yesterday and it is specified for operation from 32 to 104 F. I know that running across the desert in the summer time my bay temperatures get way above that but I would assume the controller will either throttle back or shut down at some point. I certainly wouldn't worry about it.
More To See 08/26/15 01:56am Tech Issues
RE: Nice park in path of 2017 total eclipse?

Around that time I would stage myself and then be prepared to move rapidly for the best weather conditions. To just camp out under a big cloud would be very disappointing. We are looking at Jackson Hole for that big event but I suspect about a gazillion other people will be thinking the same thing.
More To See 08/22/15 08:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Borrego Sprigs RV short stay in February

OK. This is non responsive I suppose but for only a week I'd strongly recommend the Springs. We don't golf either but regularly spend a few days there just for a treat. It's that nice a place. Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful too. Next on the list would be the State Park. And for a third option perhaps the Palm Canyon place. Other campground in the general area of Borrego Springs are the less attractive places to stay. The Springs, please. You'll love it.
More To See 08/21/15 12:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Auto Park Brake Issue or Not?

A micro switch on the shift mechanism sometimes confuses reverse and park and will not allow you to back up because it thinks you went into park. The switch has to be adjusted perfectly but from my experience when you go to back up and the body of your motorhome gets twisted a little bit it seems to somehow or another mess up that switch. The switch is high up above the left front wheel and can be lubricated with some grease if you can reach up there far enough with something. I have had problems with it but I don't think it is a common problem because I don't remember many other posts about it.
More To See 06/07/15 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1994 Winnebago is blowing ECM IGN fuse

That fuse only appears one place in the manual that I could find. And that was a detail drawing of just the fuse and idle control solenoid going to a ground contact in the PCM. And the silkscreens showing fuse locations in the various panel configurations never do show it but my rig has that fuse. That IGN designation on the fuse may indicate it's part of that general purpose IGN circuit that supplies a bunch of miscellaneous stuff when the key comes on. They are nortious for being overloaded and burning up ignition switches. Maybe start looking in that area. Perhaps a few wires got melted together or something. Or maybe somebody added a circuit or two into that fuse and those wires are now messed up. Look for some of those quick connect things shoved into that fuse holder.
More To See 06/03/15 10:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1994 Winnebago is blowing ECM IGN fuse

That fuse isn't very well documented in the manual but it appears to supply power to the Idle Speed Control Solenoid. That is located under the two injectors on your intake manifold on the passenger side and slightly to the rear. Maybe unplug the connector and see if it has shorted to ground. But if the windings have burned up without shorting to ground then it could still cause heavy current to be drawn since the PCM grounds one end of it at times when controlling the idle function. That would be a direct short to ground. Hope this helps. Good luck.
More To See 06/01/15 09:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anybody know a good android app to show BLM lands?

I found one that costs $12, plus some unspecified amount to add BLM capability. But I would rather see what I am getting before I buy. I suspect you were looking at Back Country Navigator Pro. It's immensely popular with the backpacking crowd and those of other outdoor pursuits. It's a top notch App but they do have to pass thru the costs of whatever map databases you need. I find it to be of extreme value when out and about in the wilderness - if only to follow my meanderings back to the rig again at the end of the day when out hiking. And as mentioned they do have overlays for various types of public land. I think everybody that likes to get out in the wilds should at least take a look at it.
More To See 06/01/15 05:03pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Thousand Trails Idyllwild - Coming from North Orange County

I would assume you are aware of the long, steep climb up into Idyllwild from the north or east. There are some fantastic views dropping back down to the lowlands though.
More To See 05/20/15 08:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: hearst castle

Do they allow photography inside the castle? PatNo flash allowed. Monopods OK but no tripods.
More To See 05/17/15 05:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HELP!!! Trip planning

Having done a lot of trips like that during the work years I would spend the first couple of days heading out of town just burning up the miles to get away from the home territory. Then slow down and starts smelling the roses as they say. Personally I wouldn't plan on too much time right at the Grand Canyon South Rim but you might check into including the North Rim which is basically a half day's drive around from the South Rim to get there. Plan out one route going and another heading back home and do some homework of sites along the way that would be of interest to your family. A personal favorite of mine that might be of interest to your kids is Meteor Crater a few miles east of Flagstaff. And there is a nice little campground there too but not with much to do for the kids though. Good luck with the planning and happy travels.
More To See 05/17/15 03:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: hearst castle

The visitor center and parking lot are down by the highway. The actual castle is on top of a high hill to the east looking out over the ocean. They run buses up and down the hill all day for the various tours that are available. You could start early in the morning and perhaps do two or three tours by the end of the day if you had them all scheduled. There is a state park campground about 5 miles south and then farther south down in Morro Bay are a bunch of private camp grounds. Edit: Apparently they now allow you to schedule multiple tours up at the castle without returning to the visitor center. But they recommend spacing them an hour apart. And there is plenty of RV parking at the visitor center.
More To See 05/17/15 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best fiberglass roof coating

Prime it and then paint with good marine grade paint products. Saves you from fiberglass deterioration problems. It's a good do it yourself project since it doesn't have to be pretty - except for on the roll sides where it will show slightly.
More To See 05/06/15 08:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bucket List - New Yorjk

It is utterly fascinating how we all have our own interests. I immediately zeroed in on the Erie Canal as a primary thing I would want to see in New York State and did a big "Yuck" at even the thought of getting anywhere near New York City or any other city. On our cross country travels we spend a day or two regularly doing a big loop around anything that even resembles a city. That's what's great about the forums though. We can all pick and choose as we want. And I really like this idea of a state by state compiling of some important things to see and do.
More To See 04/26/15 11:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 4,603 miles 8 states 1 month some reflections

Some really nice observations. The mention of "breakfast buffet" and "view" over at Monument Valley makes me want to head that way right now.
More To See 04/26/15 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Miami to Naples on Route 41

Usually lots of alligators in the ditches Maybe a good time to rely on roadside service for any tire problems perhaps.
More To See 04/25/15 04:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Popular Electronics, et. al.

Anybody remember the Carl and Jerry monthly story in Popular Electronics. They always had some type of an electronics related adventure each month.
More To See 04/23/15 03:07pm Technology Corner
RE: TPMS in Class A Motorhomes

Me thinks perhaps a few of the previous post have a very definite mind sent against use of TPMS on their rigs. And they certainly have cherry picked a few "facts" to reinforce their preconceived notion. As someone who has used a system for over 5 years with zero problems I guess I have just been extraordinarily lucky. Me and many thousands of other users over many years.
More To See 04/22/15 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Albuquerque

Right at the southwest area of town is the National Nuclear Museum with some really interesting displays. Costs a few bucks but for anybody interested in some history and related technology probably well worth it. And they have a nice collection of aircraft and other military hardware sitting around outside too.
More To See 04/19/15 10:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driving the Blue Ridge Highway in a Class C?

Once you are onto the Blue Ridge Parkway it really isn't feasible to jump off and back on randomly. You are pretty much driving along the "Ridge" of the mountains and practically all roads down into the valleys are real steep and winding. While the Parkway itself is a beautiful drive along a gently winding and level road (interstate type grades) most access roads along the way are to be avoided. At Ashville though there is easy access to all services. Personal opinion - Absolutely take your 30 foot Class C. You will be loafing along at real slow speeds just like everybody else. And maybe add in an extra day or two to your schedule since there are lots of places along the way to stop and enjoy the views. And just getting to the south entrance at Cherokee will cost you some time. And at the north end you might want to just continue on up the road on Skyline Drive for another hundred miles. Consider that big tag axle tour busses run up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway all the time. Surely an average size RV should be able to do the same.
More To See 04/19/15 04:22pm Class C Motorhomes
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