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RE: how do you follow weather on the road

Check out an app called Highway Weather. You enter a destination and click leave now or plan ahead (future time and date.) It plans the route and gives you a breakdown of weather forecast for each hour along the route. Seems to work OK, but frankly we haven't been traveling enough since I found the app a year ago to really use it.
Seattle Steve 05/16/21 09:04am RV Lifestyle
RE: Gasoline/Diesel Shortages

FYI: I received this email from FlyingJ yesterday. It doesn't affect me since I don't travel East of the Mississippi river, but it might be helpful to you. One might assume that other stations in the area might have similar issues. To our Valued Guests: We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing Colonial Pipeline situation and are seeing increased demand for gasoline across various markets in the Southeast region. Diesel is still holding steady in most areas. The increased strain on the supply chain is causing supplies to get tighter. Currently, diesel is available at most of our locations with select stores experiencing outages as we work to bring in more supply. We will continue to do everything we can, including bringing in resources and extra drivers from unaffected areas, to meet demand and restore supply where needed at our travel centers. Additionally, please be aware of the recent Georgia Governor’s Executive Order dated May 10, 2021, which suspended the collection of motor fuel and diesel fuel taxes required by Code Section 48-9-3. More details on this are below. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work to keep up with the quickly evolving market and will inform you of any changes to diesel supply availability. Store Operations & Supply Conditions: All locations are open. No Gas, Diesel Only: Pilot #425, Midway, FL Pilot #6996, Warsaw, NC Pilot #6990, Kenly, NC Pilot #256, Danville, VA Pilot #500, Jasper, FL Flying J #712, Columbia, SC No Gas or Diesel: Pilot #7971, Conover, NC (Diesel delivery tonight) Pilot #7996, Monroe, NC (Diesel delivery tonight) No Diesel: Pilot #56, Kannapolis, NC (Diesel delivery tonight) Flying J #713, Latta, SC Pilot #4584, Latta, SC (Diesel delivery tonight) Flying J #623, Quincy/Midway, FL (Diesel delivery tonight) Pilot #4557, Carnesville, GA Georgia Excise Tax Executive Order: We are aware of the recent Georgia Governor’s Executive Order dated May 10, 2021 which suspended the collection of motor fuel and diesel fuel taxes required by Code Section 48-9-3. With the Colonial Pipeline down, we are required to transport fuel from out of state to our Georgia travel centers, which is creating additional issues as several states will require state excise states to be charged if Georgia taxes are not charged. We are attempting to get more information on the proper handling of this order. In the meantime, we request that you maintain your receipts for any cash or credit card purchases made on May 11, 2021 through 11:59pm on May 15, 2021, or until further guidance from the State of Georgia on the best way to handle this situation dictates otherwise. Based on guidance received, we will review all direct bill and billing card invoices and make adjustments or corrections as needed.
Seattle Steve 05/12/21 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

If I were in your position I would gladly pay someone $20 a week so I wouldn't have to mess with it. Heck, I would pay twice that much...
Seattle Steve 05/11/21 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turbo goes out at 37,000 miles

Heat is the biggest killer. Even though your unit only has 37,000 miles, it is 8-9 years old. That's the magic point where things will mysteriously start failing. That's why you've (hopefully) been putting a couple thousand dollars a year into your repair savings account.
Seattle Steve 04/27/21 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning the solar panels

My standard course of action is to pick up a package of bakery cookies, or a pie, or brownies, or whatever, then look for an appropriate neighbor in the campground near me (athletic-looking 20-40 year old), introduce myself, give them the treats, and ask them to do a favor for me. It always works.
Seattle Steve 04/27/21 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Houston toll roads

What do you mean by a scary bill? Threatening legal action? Larger than you expected? Didn't expect to get billed at all?
Seattle Steve 04/27/21 10:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Cost for truly unlimited data - Wifi/hotspot

TravelData might be worth investigating.
Seattle Steve 04/23/21 12:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Locking surge protector

A lock will stop the opportunistic thief. It won't mean anything to a professional thief, because they will come prepared with bolt cutters. Unfortunately, with so many new RVers out this year, many of whom completely unprepared and under-funded (purchased an RV without counting all the costs), the opportunistic thefts might seriously increase.
Seattle Steve 04/12/21 01:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard GateWay Router

Yes. The SIM is almost always locked by the carrier to the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) and not useable on a different device.
Seattle Steve 04/10/21 02:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Difficulty Finding Adaptor

Sorry, Ed, but you should stop looking. Even if you could find or create your own adapter, it would not work. IOS is not designed to use a wired mouse and the IOS software does not support it. Frankly, iPads are not designed for mice; they are touchscreen devices.
Seattle Steve 04/06/21 04:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Thoughts on a MC Toad Trailer

I have an Aluma TK1 that is specifically made for hauling a trike. I use it for my two-place ATV that is 10" longer than a standard ATV, but besides the length, I also like the stone guard and locking tool box. Only weighs 525 pounds, and costs about $3000.
Seattle Steve 04/05/21 05:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Cow Missing Legs

In a very short time I would be calling it dinner.
Seattle Steve 04/04/21 04:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Android Tablet eReader

Most public libraries have some type of ebook lending. Many use national services like Overdrive or Hoopla, so even smaller libraries can offer the service.
Seattle Steve 04/04/21 04:47pm Technology Corner
RE: A little lighter subject to discuss

I've had the same experience. My theory is most of the weight is carried on the rear wheel since the rider is sitting directly over it, so it is easier for thorns, etc to pierce the tire.
Seattle Steve 02/18/21 12:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

Lots of doggie poop bags. Rare to find an RVer that uses them, but you should bring them anyway.
Seattle Steve 02/17/21 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: FOB keys and theft

Or they can clone your FOB signal and duplicate it. Yes, keys are much safer because it is much more difficult to duplicate a key than it is to clone an FOB. ;)
Seattle Steve 02/10/21 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Walmart countertop ice maker for $56 pickup

what kind of a person will say no to an ice maker that is made by such reputed brands as Hamilton Beach. https://www.mysmartchoice.org/best-countertop-ice-maker/ Counter-top ice makers are the best alternatives when you are in constant need of ice and an in-freezer ice maker is not capable to produce enough ice for your needs. to keep up with the ice demands one needs to look into the ice maker that could satisfy all the possible wants. many leading brands like Vremi, Euhomy, GE, Igloo, and more step forward to suffice the user needs on having the best countertop ice maker. if you are in short of options and couldn't able to come to a conclusion verify various online sites and read their honest reviews and opinions. What possible good did it do to reopen a 3 year old post for an item that went off sale over 3 years ago?
Seattle Steve 02/05/21 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 10" hitch riser

A 10" riser might work. but I would worry about it amplifying the vibrations. I went with a 1-Up-USA rack for my ebike which works great. One of the reasons I went with it over the Kuat (other than I thought it was far superior) was the ability to add a lighted license plate holder. Look under accessories to see what it looks like. Perhaps you can engineer something similar for your rack.
Seattle Steve 01/26/21 03:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare on Class C

I'm in the "I don't care about the spare" category. The last flat I had was as a teenager in 1972 on a motorcycle I bought from a friend for $100. But I do always replace my tires early and check the pressure and tire wear regularly. If you're talking about the motorhome in your signature, the F-450 is very common and, should you need a replacement tire, will be easy to find. If you buy and carry a spare you have to remember to replace it every 7 years. If you're constantly replacing unused tires because of their age, that's wasted money. If I happen to need a tire on the road, even if they charge me double the going rate, I'm still way ahead on money. So, no spare (or roadside assistance plan, or extended warranty) for me. I self-insure on everything, and over the years I am way ahead financially. On the rare occasion I need something, I rely on a credit card and the promise of a really good tip to the person taking care of me.
Seattle Steve 01/26/21 01:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: seattle rv parks

I lived in the Seattle area for 34 years, 24 of which were in Bothell. I concur with Scott that Lake Pleasant is by far the best, and is always my top choice. (It's also only a half mile from my son's house.) If I couldn't get in, my second choice would be Issaquah Village RV Park. It's close to I-90 so you will hear traffic, but it's also on a major bike path if that's your thing.
Seattle Steve 01/04/21 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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