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RE: No CD player in new coach

I'm an old dog who had to learn the new trick. First, I went to my computer store for advice. I bought an inexpensive LG "slim portable DVD writer" which can copy a CD to a computer in a short amount of time. I used iTunes on my Mac (which I had never used before, and haven't used since). The entire library of about 500 CDs went onto one thumb drive. I listen to classical music, so the music is organized by composer rather than by performer.
RoyF 07/03/22 02:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Nebraska Hwy 2

We followed Hwy 2 from Grand Island to Alliance and found the road to be pleasant with low traffic, and we enjoyed the scenery.
RoyF 06/15/22 02:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: When the water pump turns on by itself.

In addition to the problem of leaks, I like to use the water pump while camping for another reason: to keep FRESH water in the fresh-water tank. The fresh-water tank needs to be topped up about every third day. The pump gets turned off at night or when we leave for a while.
RoyF 06/10/22 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford 350 mile per gallon

Head or tail wind does make a huge difference. I just want to report that my 2021 F350 diesel gets much better mileage than my 2008. The 2008 averaged around 9 mpg, and the 2021 gets 12 mpg. That's averaged over several thousand miles with all kinds of ups, downs, head and tail winds.
RoyF 05/31/22 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
Does microwave need to be an "RV" microwave?

My microwave has died at age 14, so I'm looking to replace it. Question: does the microwave in an RV necessarily have to be an "RV" microwave. (Some microwaves are marketed as "RV microwaves".) Or can I use any residential above-the-range microwave if it fits the hole? My old microwave was a Domestic, 950 watt, 21 3/4" wide, in a 22" hole.
RoyF 05/28/22 04:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Black Tank Odors

Is your backwash a process where you attach a hose to the end cap? Or is it a black tank flush connection? If the latter there is a back flow preventer typically under a bathroom sink than can go bad and allow fumes to enter the bath. I would like to learn about this backflow preventer. I have always wondered about a water line under my bathroom sink that is capped off and seems to serve no purpose. I suspect that it connects to the black tank because it comes up from below. (The underbelly is enclosed so I can't see where it actually goes.)
RoyF 05/28/22 04:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Basement Organization

Pictures (see above reply to OP). The heavy aluminum stuff is a "portadeck", which is a set of 5-inch steps leading to a 4'x3' deck which is even with the fifth-wheel door, and which is a godsend for my wife, who has bad hips. https://i.imgur.com/IF7IxF4l.jpg Honda generators (not shown) are stored in this open area. https://i.imgur.com/S38wU0yl.jpg Detail of one the L-braces. https://i.imgur.com/VbNyl1jl.jpg
RoyF 05/18/22 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Basement Organization

I also recently added some bulky items. I put in a shelf similar to yours, except it is almost full width: 26 inches inside. It consists of two 30-inch plywood boxes, open on both ends. Placed together, they create a 5-foot-long tube. That leaves 3 feet at one end for some tall stuff. I used 15/31" plywood and L-braces to tie the pieces together and give it strength (although heavier stuff goes on the bottom). This (almost) doubles my usable storage space, and stuff that was previously on the bottom of a pile are now easily accessible. I created two boxes because one long box would be heavy and awkward to handle.
RoyF 05/18/22 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I know I wandered off...

Maybe the ultra-light trailers have taken away much of the pup market. Although I have a fifth-wheel now (gotta have my recliner!), DW and I enjoyed our pup for ten years and took month-long trips in it. I think that the ten-foot pup (about twenty feet when set up) had more space than the ultra-lights: two beds one 4'x7' and the other 6'x7'. We put clothes and a lot of other things on the smaller bed while set up. (Clothes were stowed in the tow vehicle while traveling.) We had heater and AC. We even had a shower (a curtain around the toilet). But, alas, there was no recliner.
RoyF 05/11/22 05:04pm Folding Trailers
RE: Black tank not draining!

For breaking up the "mountain", an inexpensive plumber's snake should work well. It's flexible and the rotating action should break things up. I used a piece of old garden hose when it happened to me four years ago, but next time I'll try a plumber's snake.
RoyF 05/11/22 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV recovery!

A sad story. Perhaps the thing that we should come away with to reinforce the maxim that you never, never go down any road unless you already know that you will be able to turn around or get through. Even a two-lane road may not allow for turning around. A single-lane road is definitely a red flag. We routinely apply this caution before entering a shopping mall or fuel station, where a bad result is likely to be a temporary inconvenience. Let us not forget to apply it when a bad result is certainly going to be costly and could be lethal.
RoyF 04/19/22 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: %#$@^ critters!

For protection against mice, glue traps baited with a bit of peanut butter are very effective. You might put a few out during the next winter. Check them once in while and replace bait if it is too hard.
RoyF 04/15/22 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Route Hot Springs AR to Oklahoma City area (Canadian, OK)

I like to reach I-40 from Hot Springs by 270 west to 71, 71 north to hwy. 28 at Waldron, hwy 28 west (becoming 128 in Oklahoma) to 59, then 59 north to I-40. This is two lane road, but it's fast except for a few places (watch the posted speeds on curves and in small towns), and the traffic is light. Taking I-40 all the way (through Little Rock and Fort Smith) is much further, no quicker, and you be in a line of big trucks at all times.
RoyF 04/15/22 06:59am Family Camping
RE: Keeping fridge door open while in storage

I haven't tried this, but maybe get a wooden dowel cut to the right length (2 to 3 feet, maybe). Use mini-bungee cords to attach dowel to wire refrigerator shelf. Repeat for freezer. (Thinking of my refrig, which has wire shelves in both sections.)
RoyF 04/14/22 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: How to find diesel prices?

From OP: Darry&Rita and LouLawrence, thank you. As you say, the pop-up menu has a scroll bar, which stupid me just didn't notice.
RoyF 04/11/22 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: How to find diesel prices?

Thanks, everyone. I was using gasbuddy.com, not the phone app. Their webpage used to have diesel, but it has changed (again). I will try the phone app.
RoyF 04/10/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
How to find diesel prices?

I have seen some recent posts about diesel prices on gasbuddy, but when I look at gasbuddy I find only gasoline prices. My menu lists "regular", "mid-grade", "premium", but not "diesel". Note: I have never tried logging in to gasbuddy. Does anyone know of a way to check current diesel prices?
RoyF 04/10/22 10:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Driving from Oklahoma City to Hot Springs National Park

Rt. 7 is a scenic drive with lots of curves, ups, and downs. You'll average 45 mph with a trailer. An alternate scenic but faster drive from I-40 is US 71 south to US 270 east to Hot Springs. If you want the route with no curves, then I-40 to I-430 to I-30 to US 70 to Hot Springs. No scenery, lots of trucks, but it's interstate. Also quite a bit further, and probably longer in time in spite of the higher speed. Another nice route to consider is I-40 to US 59 (at Sallisaw, OK) south to Hwy 88 to US 270 to Hot Springs. Maybe try one of these going and another returning.
RoyF 03/25/22 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Arizona: Hwy 89 from Congress to Prescott

I have done it with a 35-foot fifth wheel. There are several tight curves where there is a danger of scraping the side of your trailer. Just approach the tight turns slowly and drive very carefully around the narrow places. ps.: Sorry, I'm was thinking about 89 south of Jerome. After Prescott the road is not bad.
RoyF 03/23/22 08:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Wild Animals

While tent-camping one night, I was just sitting in the dark watching the stars when I felt something touch my hand. (I had heard nothing.) I turned on my flashlight and there sniffing my hand was a raccoon. It turned and walked away in no great hurry.
RoyF 03/22/22 03:31pm Tent Camping
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