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RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

If you want to run your furnace then the fan will use a lot of juice. The 3000ec will be a good choice IF (1) it is in good condition (I would have a Honda dealer check it out first) and (2) if you can cope with the weight. If weight is an issue, one Honda 2200 or 2000 is easy to pick up (unless you have a bad back) and is enough to power the furnace and lights. I don't know how many hours you would need to run a generator, but get a digital voltmeter and keep your battery at 80% capacity or better. (The 12v-side-of-life link will have information about voltage vs. capacity.)
RoyF 06/23/19 10:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Air in water lines

One more thing to check: If you have a line for sucking the RV antifreeze through your water pump when winterizing then make sure that the valve on that line is fully closed. (I had that problem, once.)
RoyF 06/18/19 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: blue ridge parkway

In 2016, we pulled our fifth-wheel (13-ft height) over the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. There were no problems with any of the the tunnels.
RoyF 06/07/19 07:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: TST 507 tire monitor system

I leave mine on all the time and they last for about two years.
RoyF 06/03/19 06:52pm Towing
RE: Route suggestions Branson to Russellville, AR

Arkansas sure has a bunch of funny named towns in the Ozarks... Toad Suck and Oil Trough are a couple... The origin of "Toad Suck" is not certain, but it is likely a corruption of some French name. "Ozark" comes from "Aux Arc," referring to a large loop made by the Arkansas River. Oil Trough may have gotten its name from a bear-fat rendering operation in the early 19th century.
RoyF 06/01/19 10:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford Diesel trucks

I don't have actual numbers on the 6.0, but my guess is that only a small percentage of them had the major problems. My 2008 F350 has the 6.0 diesel, and I have put about 15,000 miles per year on it, and most of that while towing. (Thanks seminole30 and shum02: I have the 6.4L, not the 6.0)
RoyF 05/09/19 07:30am Tow Vehicles
Can I repack my own wheel bearings?

I greased the front-wheel bearings of my International Scout a few times 50 years ago, but I have not looked at a wheel bearing since. Every year, I pay to have my fifth-wheel bearings repacked, but I wonder whether I could do that job myself. The fiver is a Hitchhiker 29.5. I have the Trailer Life Repair and Maintainance Manual. Page 12.21 has an 18-step procedure for repacking wheel bearings. I ought to be able to follow the step-by-step. But first, do any of you who have doen this job have any advice before I take everything apart and then can't put them back again.
RoyF 04/29/19 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel thoughts

Why worry about tornadoes when you can have earthquakes and wild fires? Seriously, tornadoes are rare, local events. While the exact location where one will strike is impossible to predict, the weather service does a good job of predicting an area where they might strike, so watch the weather reports. I live near Missouri. The weather there in June will be warm and humid. In August it will be very hot and very humid, so I would pick a June visit. Also, tornadoes are rare after June 1.
RoyF 04/28/19 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance rate increase national General??

My National General renewal was due two months ago; there was no rate increase.
RoyF 04/26/19 08:04am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Leveling help

I use 2" x 12"s, so I can claim bragging rights for widest boards so far! For judging level, I find that the RV's door works just fine. Open it 90 degrees and see which way it swings for fore-and-aft leveling. Open it slightly and see with way it swings for side to side leveling.
RoyF 04/18/19 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: CoPilot and Navigation questions

I'm happy with Garmin Drive Smart 61 with its larger (7-inch) screen, which allows for easy-to-read details such as streets names of nearby side streets. I particularly like the way that as you approach a freeway exit it displays a video of the road ahead, showing you which lane to be in. I agree that GPS information always must be weighed against what you actually see with your own eyes. If the GPS tells me to drive over a cliff then it's a good idea to get a second opinion. My Garmin does have strange ideas sometimes.
RoyF 04/11/19 12:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Little Rock AR to Harrisburg PA

I''m not a big fan of I-81. For good scenery on a route that, while not level, is not too mountainous, I like I-69 to Lexington, I-64 to Charleston, W. V., I-79 to Morgantown, I-68 to I-81. Out of Little Rock, I hate I-40 to Memphis. I take U.S. 67 to Popular Bluff, MO, then work my way east to pick up I-69.
RoyF 04/08/19 02:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Large Back Window

In Depoe Bay, Oregon, Winchester Bay RV Resort has sites with a back-window view of the Pacific, and there are whales at the location year-round. We turned the TV off, turned the recliner chairs around, and watched whales and a sunset over the ocean. Sorry that I don't have a picture. After fifty years of camping, I find myself taking fewer pictures, prefering just to enjoy each view in the moment.
RoyF 04/07/19 04:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: VTR - virtual trip report, my last one

Thanks for the great pictures of places that most of us will never experience. You had a amazing travel history, and now have the memories. Someone once said that "accumulating memories is what life is all about."
RoyF 04/06/19 09:32am Truck Campers
RE: Coconut milk Yogurt.....

So Delicious can be found in local supermarkets in our area.
RoyF 04/05/19 12:03pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Help!!! I need an in bed aux tank installed in Orlando

Give a call to the aux tank's maker -- they should be able to supply the names of certified installers. That's what I did to find a Transfer Flow installer in Dallas.
RoyF 04/05/19 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bridge Falls onto I75

I googled Chattanooga Bridge: what fell was a side railing.
RoyF 04/01/19 02:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trusting your mirrors

The mirrors on my Ford F350 are pretty good, almost as good as mirrors on big trucks; the convex part is quite large and shows objects almost up to the driver doors. In eleven years, I have not yet (knock on wood!) to have a undetected vehicle in my blind spot. (In a big truck, because the driver is so high off the ground, it may be impossible to see a vehicle near the right front fender. I don't have that problem in a pickup.) Never trust backup cameras. In my regular car, I would back up looking mostly at the backup camera screen. TWICE I scratched a rear fender because I wasn't paying close attention to the side mirrors. The guy at the body shop said that he LOVES backup cameras because they really keep him in business. Now I watch the side mirrors AND the backup camera screen when backing into a parking spot.
RoyF 03/06/19 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Canyon trailer village

Maybe you were looking at Mather Campground next door? It has a restriction on lengths.
RoyF 03/04/19 01:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ? Instant Pot Questions

For DW and I, the small Instant Pot works just fine. It can make enough for three meals for the two of us. Also, it fits into one of my overhead compartments.
RoyF 03/04/19 01:20pm General RVing Issues
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