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RE: Tightening the A/C bolt, putting Thread Lock on them

As a side note for those that don't know, there are different loctite offerings. Using the Blue loctite as Deltabravo did is the correct type for this project. The nuts can be removed with normal tools. Using the Red would require heating it first.
RobWNY 04/08/20 08:07am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Westlake tires

My Goodyear Endurance E rated tires got me to Florida and back, a distance of 2420 miles without any problems at all. I'm very happy with them.
RobWNY 04/06/20 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NH has closed all lodging facilities

The Governor of West Virginia did that too last Wednesday. We were supposed to stay at the Flatwoods/Sutton WV KOA for one night on our way home from the South and got a call from them stating since we were from out of state, that we were not allowed to spend the night. We had to continue driving another 6 hours to get home. I certainly understood and they refunded our money but it made for a long 11 hour day on the road! Glad to be home where our family and physicians are if needed.
RobWNY 04/06/20 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Optimism in the RV Industry

I will buy a new RV provided the industry and dealers that aren't selling anything right now understand that they're going to have to offer me an even greater discount than the 25%-30% we all expect now. If they think they can survive this recession, near depression or whatever this ends up being and still overcharge for products that have little quality control, they're nuts! Or.....maybe I'm nuts to hope for greater discounts to move new units.
RobWNY 04/06/20 09:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: Correct size

The sizes may vary. My trailer has what they called a king size bed. No mention of anything special. I measured it then bought a standar king to replace it. I had to add 2 inches to each side of my frame but the length was the same. If you buy one of the popular foam matresses in a box, you can remove the cloth cover and cut it to any size you want with an electric knife. then reinstall the cloth cover. Much cheaper than ordering a special size. B.O. the "Standard" RV King is really an Olympic Queen. I did just the opposite of B.O. I cut a couple inches off each side of the plywood base and put in a standard Queen bed. I now have an extra couple of inches on each side of the bed to move around.
RobWNY 04/06/20 09:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Where I live, there's only a dozen cases right now. There's a gated community that is open primarily in the summer months that many wealthy people flock to every year. Even sitting Presidents have come in the past. Right now, people are coming in droves, ignoring stay at home orders so they don't miss their summer here. That means going to grocery stores etc. will have a much higher risk factor because no one will know where they've been, who they've been in contact with etc. The same will happen in those parks if they open. Not everyone is a Rocket Surgeon. Do the prudent thing and stay closed for your health and for the health of those that don't care or are too arrogant to give a **** about anyone else.
RobWNY 04/03/20 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: cabinet door coming apart

Don't get any glue on the raised panel portion. Those are supposed to "float" in the rails and styles. If you glue that part in, eventually it will break because wood expands and contracts. Just glue the rail to the style at the bottom. Clamp it for a day and re-hang the door.
RobWNY 04/03/20 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Average monthly rates?

In Northern and Central Florida, rates range from $650 to $1,500 depending on how nice the Park/Resort is and how many amenities they have. These prices mostly do not include Electric and some places are charging for water now. The further South you go, the more costly it becomes. We stayed on the Space Coast for $900/Month which included Electric and Water. I'm sure you can find places that are a little cheaper and some that are more expensive. Most Parks/Resorts have websites with their rates listed.
RobWNY 04/03/20 02:09pm Snowbirds
RE: I-75 from Florida to Ohio

I can't speak specifically to I-75 but we just came from Florida to New York State taking a different route. I'm sure the situations are similar regardless of the road traveled. The roads were busy near larger cities but I would guess there was about 40% of normal traffic everywhere else. Getting fuel wasn't an issue but finding places to stay ended up being a problem. We had planned on a slow trip home but it ended up being pretty quick. Private Campgrounds in Georgia, South Carolina and West Virginia cancelled our reservations so we had a couple of days where we had to drive farther than we wanted to. The campground in West Virginia called us 5 hours before we were going to arrive to tell us we couldn't stay there because the Governor had issued an order preventing out of state people from staying at campgrounds in that state. I would call the campgrounds you have booked to make sure you can still camp there. On the bright side, Rest areas had plenty of places to park and many truck drivers were using them to get much needed rest. The restrooms were also open. You likely won't be bothered if you get a few hours sleep in a rest area.
RobWNY 04/02/20 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Closed campgrounds

The RV Park we're at are still taking bookings. They've taken away all of the big amenities (Laundry, Showers, Clubhouse, Pool and Office entry) but they're happy to charge you full price to park your RV and stay inside.
RobWNY 03/19/20 09:46am Full-time RVing
RE: Florida State Parks CLOSED

I simply can't grasp the concept behind the sudden urge for quality toilet time. I'm on several other forums and toilet paper steals the show. I thought toilet paper jokes would be popular by now. I have not seen any......yet. Here's one: There will be a baby boom 9 months from now. The first female child born will be named "Charmin" and the first boy child born will be named "Scotty"
RobWNY 03/18/20 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How are others facing issues with the Coronavirus?

We're leaving Florida March 29th for Western NY and we've booked stays along the way, taking 11 days to get home. We aren't doing anything differently other than being more vigilant with our hand washing and distance from others. What worries me is if the Government shuts down the Country and issues a shelter in place order. If they do that, I'll just keep heading toward home taking the quickest route. I'll lose some deposit money but I'm not getting stranded for weeks/months someplace.
RobWNY 03/17/20 06:38am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Heading Home (North)

We'll be heading home from Florida in a couple of weeks also. We aren't changing our plans for the stops on the way back other than we're leaving here a few days earlier than planned and extending our stay at Savannah and Myrtle beach by those few days. The RV resort we're at has stopped all activities and will be closing the pool tomorrow so not much to do here. The beach is so packed now because Disney closed and Daytona Bike week shut down that it's not even an option.
RobWNY 03/15/20 07:38am Snowbirds
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

Before any trip to unfamiliar areas I plan what roads/hwys I will take. I then calculate my fuel stop distances. I then search fuel stations in the closest town/area. Once armed with the stations addresses you can use google maps to look at a street view This is what I do too. I usually try to find a Pilot or Flying J because I know I will be able to get in for gas fairly easily. Yes, it's more expensive but I'd rather pay a little more per gallon and know I'm not going to get in trouble. I drove from Western NY to Central Florida using this method of finding gas and had no issues at all.
RobWNY 03/12/20 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

If you have a bedroom slide where your bed slides out, you will want an awning (Slide Topper) for that slide. On our first camping trip with our 5th wheel we were under trees and it rained hard. It sounded like a freight train. Then when the rain stopped, I listened to drip drip drip drip the rest of the night. Since I put the slide topper on, I sleep like a baby. As for the other slides, I agree with 2oldman. Stay away from camping under pine trees or late fall when the leaves drop and you will have little issue.
RobWNY 02/28/20 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best GPS or trip planner to avoid low bridges

I use RV Trip Wizard. It's an online program only for $39/Year, but after I plan my trip, I re-create it in Google Maps and send it to my phone for navigation. It hasn't failed me yet. The program has a way to send trips to your phone but you can't use them for navigation so that's why I re-create them for that purpose.
RobWNY 02/28/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Savanna South Richmond Hills GA

We stayed at this KOA on the way to Florida in November and will be staying there again overnight in April. We enjoyed the few trains that went through during our stay. Anytime you stay at a campground right next to an Interstate you'll get that road noise. We chose to stay there because it was easy off/easy on while traveling.
RobWNY 02/26/20 05:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: android phones

Try searching for "Video Editor" on your PC
RobWNY 02/25/20 06:57am Technology Corner
RE: Best RV trip planner

I use RV Trip Wizard. Works great for me. Only caveat is that it is not free. X4 Wonderful program. I've been using it for a couple of years now. The annual price is very reasonable.
RobWNY 02/24/20 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much do dealers pay for the RV's they sell

Since the consensus is that the dealers need to make as much as they can to pay their business overhead and rent to the manufacturers for the units on their lots so they don't go out of business, I'm glad to know that you all turned down any kind of discount your dealer offered you. Same goes for the vehicles you have purchased. Sticker price for your cars and trucks would be the only option. You know, so the dealerships don't go out of business. Shame on me for thinking RV dealers gouge their customers. I should have realized they are making the very best deals for every one of their customers.
RobWNY 02/01/20 01:51pm General RVing Issues
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