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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
RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

When I was looking at these ten or twelve years ago the Gear Vendor OD units were not rated for reverse torque. In other words, they were supposed to be shut off if you were in reverse or using engine braking on a downgrade. The US Gear units were rated for full torque in either direction. I don't know if GV has changed their system to allow use on downhills or not. I think US Gear is completely out of business... My understanding is that they should not be engaged in an engine braking situation - or in reverse. I never do it.
More To See 04/17/15 11:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

I can't speak to your direct application but on my motorhome with a 4L80E transmission I just love my gear vendor. Couldn't imagine being without it out here in the mountain west. Having the gear vendor allows me to keep my rpm right at peak torque when pulling grades. When you have the gear vendor engaged it locks out the overdrive gear on your tranny so that cruising down a road that is pretty much level you are then running at the gear vendor ratio which in my case has me running at very slightly higher rpm when in GV overdrive. (But that's probably just my particular gearing.) And when driving down the road using the gear vendor as your overdrive ratio it eliminates your tranny hunting all the time with slight grade changes.
More To See 04/17/15 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yahoo mail . . . . unbelieveable!!!

And what's really nice about those free email services is that they strip everything out of your emails of any use to them and try to turn a profit with it. I'll just pay 50 bucks a year to be with a paid service and hope that maybe perhaps I have some slight privacy in my email.
More To See 04/16/15 09:05am Technology Corner
RE: Rear air bag failure

My chassis shop looked at one of mine a few years back and wanted to replace it but we had to wait a month or more until Firestone did another production run of that type bag. So I now haul around that old bag as an emergency spare.
More To See 04/14/15 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Must read book, BOON DOCKERS etc

I'll check it out. I'd love to get the perspective of others about how we do things in this country. I have my own opinion and will leave at that. #+*&#@+*%:#*
More To See 04/12/15 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Homemade Coffee

Any French Press I've ever used does NOT "press" the grounds. All they do is shove them down out of the way for when you pour. So exactly how does a FP produce better coffee than just soaking your grounds in hot water Cowboy Style. I would love to do a double blind test of this. (And by the way, we use Peets ground coffee on the road.)
More To See 04/12/15 10:59am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: why reply if you are going to be mean?

It seems that some people feel if there is any other way of getting the information maybe you shouldn't post on this forum. I thought the strength of any forum was the widely varying number of viewpoints providing for a lot of thoughts on the subject. I feel sorry for the less experienced people who post with innocent questions and then get slammed by the bullies hanging around waiting to pounce all the time. And of course there is the crowd out there just waiting for a post without enough qualifying words inserted to meet all legal requirements of saying exactly the correct thing. No matter that everybody knows exactly what was meant. Some people are just natural bullies. They always have been. They always will be.
More To See 04/12/15 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Homemade Coffee

We just buy whatever beans Costco has in bulk for dark roast. And of course we do grind them but only because we have one of those expensive burr grinders from playing with good coffee around years ago. But when on the road to restock we just buy ground coffee since I'm not hauling around that huge bean grinder. And we see no difference assuming it is fresh coffee grounds. Our preparation consists of bringing a pot of water up to just below boiling and dumping the grounds in. Put a lid on, wait 5+ minutes, then pour into the mugs thru a hand held screen. We call this Cowboy Coffee. Dump the grounds out into a trash can, wipe out the pot, and you are done. This gives you the same coffee as the French Press method. All those contraptions do for you is push the grounds down out of the way so that you don't have to hand pour through a screen. I suspect that if those devices had been named something other than "French" they would not have near the mystique that they do. And remember, even bad coffee becomes pretty good together with a big greasy donut
More To See 04/12/15 08:51am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How far to travel with only 2 weeks vacation time/year

Go for it. Don't let all the nay sayers load you up with their negative ramblings about how how they like to travel. One time many years ago I worked all day, took a final exam that night, and then proceeded to drive straight thru from Maryland to Sioux Falls non stop. That was the first leg of a 10,000 mile month-long trip around the country. And here come the flames. Cover what distance you feel comfortable with and go see some of this country now - not years from now when a couple hundred miles a day might be your limit.
More To See 04/09/15 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best route Santee, CA to Lake Havasu City, AZ

The most relaxing route with minimal traffic would be I8 and 95 - - but you would have a long 6% interstate climb east of El Cajon up past Alpine to Pine Valley and then about 30 miles farther east a winding 10 mile 6% interstate descent down into the desert near El Centro. However if you want to avoid 6% interstate grades then obviously don't take I8 and 95. I should also mention that the winding descent down into the desert although a beautiful drive could be intimidating. It is marked as 30 mph max for the big rigs. If you should decide to take this route there is a great fuel stop at the Golden Acorn Casino about 40 miles east of El Cajon. (but obviously try and make it to Yuma where fuel would be about a dollar cheaper.)
More To See 04/09/15 11:29am Roads and Routes
RE: burnt spark plug wires

Whatever high quality wire set you use be sure to also have them protected near the manifold with something like these Wire Protectors that reflect heat away from the plugs and wires.
More To See 04/07/15 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Head On South of Lubbock

Man that's tough. I usually feel relatively safe when driving around in the wide open spaces out west but I guess that's a bit foolish.
More To See 04/07/15 08:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Las Vegas to Trailer Village

I suspect 5 hours is optimistic for RV travel. You could make good time on 93 and 40 but getting out of Vegas and then running up 64 to trailer Village would be at a more subdued speed. And heading east out of Kingman has you pulling a long uphill grade of a few thousand feet up past Seligman to Williams. Not a significant climb over that distance by any means but still a climb. I'm thinking more like 6.5 hours as a wild guess.
More To See 04/07/15 02:13am Roads and Routes
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