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RE: Cheap Win 10 laptop

With these specs. you are getting what you are paying for: 1.1GHz Processor; 4GB LPDDR4-2133 RAM; 64GB ROM Data Storage. Might be good enough for web browsing and email but not much else. Very slow processor, minimal ram and too little room for data storage much less any additional programs. Can't think of why I would want it .
Thunder Mountain 09/18/22 08:07am Technology Corner
RE: Deisel handling

Our 2016 Winnebago Journey DP built on a Freightliner chassis handles like a dream. I can one handed it to periodically change driving positions, eat on the go or scratch. The exception is high winds. To me it drives like a big pickup truck. That is in contrast to our previous 2007 HR Endeavor DP. I guess some are better than others. But I do know that some class A gassers are notoriously squirrely.
Thunder Mountain 07/16/22 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2022 campgrounds

We had a 3K mile trip planned for our summer get out of Arizona trip. Cut it about in half due to diesel prices and decided to not go outside Colorado. When we called to cancel our reservations in MT, ID and WY, were told those campgrounds were facing many cancellations. We were able to snag 10 days in Gunnison where you have to almost wait for someone to die to get in. We made reservations in Estes Park at the last minute and got a several week stay. Normally, they are booked months in advance. Manager said they've had lots of cancellations. Numerous vacant sites every night. Very unusual for Estes Park in July. With several decades of summer experience in Estes Park, I can say the crowds here are definitely thinner.
Thunder Mountain 07/08/22 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Los Algodones Mexico

No worries. Carry your own water in or drink bottled water provided. Montezuma's revenge is not lurking around every corner. Get your teeth cleaned and eat at one of several local eateries. Been doing it for years. Haven't died or caught anything I know of yet. Just use good sense. It is a great cultural experience to go there. Never felt threatened. If you are on prescription drugs, check at the "purple pharmacy". Either have a photograph of your overpriced American packaging or a copy of you prescription. You will pay 50% or less than what you are being ripped off for in the US.
Thunder Mountain 06/30/22 06:23pm Snowbirds
RE: Cleaning Water Jugs

I'm sorry... I've drunk out of too many garden hoses. When I finish using my extra water containers, I rinse them and let them dry out and then recap them. When I want to use them again, I just rinse them out several times and use them. Been doing that for a couple decades. Not dead yet!
Thunder Mountain 06/30/22 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

OP here... I think my original post generated more responses than any I have ever posted. Your responses got me to thinking about some things. When I have a question about something I do a search on the internet which many times either takes me to Youtube or archived answers, IRV2 or other specialized topic forums. I personally don't spend as much time on this forum because responses are too often off topic or the respondent obviously didn't read the original posting. Thanks fellow RVers for your food for thought. Be safe out there and have fun.
Thunder Mountain 06/23/22 08:10am General RVing Issues
Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Couldn't figure any other place to ask this question... I've been here since 2005. Have no idea how many posts I've done during that time. Back a several years ago I could ask a question about something and get numerous answers quickly. In the last couple of years I've noticed a very real decline in the activity on RV.NET. So, where has everybody gone? Other forums, Facebook, etc.
Thunder Mountain 06/20/22 09:09am General RVing Issues
Route from Cortez Colorado to Gunnison

Driving from Cortez to Gunnison with 41' motorhome and toad. Routing on MapQuest is taking me on Colorado 145 over Lizard Head Pass to Placerville turning on CO 62 to Ridgeway to Montrose. Did it years ago in a car. I remember it was very pretty. I'm aware of the construction closures on 50 between Montrose and Gunnison and will be travelling on a Saturday. What say you?
Thunder Mountain 06/16/22 11:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Residential refrigerator outside temperature below 40°

Close the vent off. No worries about temp until well below freezing. Bingo! When installing a residential frig you block off the outside vents. That is what we did on a previous swap out.
Thunder Mountain 06/12/22 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: CG Prices

Yes, CG rates are out of control, but have you recently priced a decent motel room? At least with the MH, I know what went on in the bed last night and there wasn't a meth lab in the room last week. Supply and demand plus inflation are driving the price of RV sites.
Thunder Mountain 06/04/22 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire exploded in Florida

Had a similar problem with Keystone's crappy Trailer King tires. Lost two on a trip with less than three thousand miles. Got lucky and did minimal damage. Trailer King said the tire I sent them was either over or under inflated. BS! Keystone puts the cheapest tires they can find on their products. Decided to replace all four tires with something better. I usually don't diss China produced products because my life is full of them, but Trailer King are China bombs.
Thunder Mountain 06/03/22 06:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help with Thetford Tecma macerator toilet problem

THETFOR TECMA MACERATOR NOT FLUSHING PROBLEM SOLVED! I’m posting this resolution for those experiencing similar issues. The wife and I continued to troubleshoot the problem first by searching the internet over the Memorial Day weekend since Thetford support wasn’t available. Found a couple of references to heat related issues with the controller and tank sensors but nothing definitive. Wife went out Monday morning and pushed the flush button and it worked. Thinking it had somehow magically fixed itself, we periodically went out to test it. About noon wife told me it failed. She said it sounded like might be temperature related since temps were well over 90 with temps inside temps matching that. Tuesday morning the toilet was once again working. I turned on the A/C and set the thermostat to 79. Toilet continued to function into the heat of the day. Cut off the A/C late afternoon and temp inside climbed to 90 and the toilet failed. Called Thetford the next morning and went through the problem and troubleshooting with them. The tech admitted that there was a known heat related issue with controllers delivered 2015-2016. Ordered a new controller from RV & Boat Accessories for $240 including second day ground. Also available on Amazon and other RV and marine parts suppliers. Install is simple plug and play. Inside temp at 95 and it’s still flushing!
Thunder Mountain 06/03/22 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with Thetford Tecma macerator toilet problem

Updated information. I did a 12V reset and got a red light (tank full). Did another reset and got a green light, but still wouldn't fill or flush. Did a third reset and got a red light. Really starting to think it is the controller.
Thunder Mountain 05/29/22 08:17am Tech Issues
Help with Thetford Tecma macerator toilet problem

Brought the 2016 Winnebago Journey home to get ready to leave in two weeks. Thetford Tecma is dead. Not responsive to pressing buttons on wall. No lights, sounds, etc. I did a reset on the 12V system and the blue panel light did light on the wall switch, but still dead. I verified 13V on main power coming into the controller. Voltage on the wall switch line was 10.9V. The wall switch only has two wires. So not sure how all the switch functions work on just two wires except that perhaps it may be a canbus logic system like the Firefly switch system. My problem has to be either the wall switch or the controller. I did order a wall switch from Amazon which will be here today. I can send it back it that doesn’t solve my problem. That leaves the controller since there is not anything else that could go wrong. Since it is Memorial Day weekend I can’t call Thetford. Any comments on their tech support? Are they one of those companies who offer not support except to call an authorized factory dealer? Suggestions comments please. Don’t want to try to get in line at the local RV shop.
Thunder Mountain 05/29/22 07:02am Tech Issues
RE: One Day Entry Fee Increase - RMNP

In addition to the fee increase and the continuation of timed entry, the shuttles are also coming back. Will also be starting the weekend of May 27th and run into October. Free shuttles, easy to get to Bear Lake area from a variety of starting points. Read the press release in the Estes Park News this week. Even the Hiker Shuttle is subject to the timed entry fee.
Thunder Mountain 05/06/22 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing in 2022

Like many of you, we live on a fixed income. I'm not poor mouthing, but we are feeling the increase in prices on everything. Our pockets don't reach down to our knees. We are vacillating on canceling our two week trip in April to save money for a 3 1/2 month trip north to escape the heat in AZ. We would save about $1700. That would give us a fuel pad up to about $6 per gallon for summer. If diesel hits $6.50-7.00 by summer, we might have to reconsider our plans.
Thunder Mountain 03/22/22 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Colorado Springs to Taos New Mexico

Planning a trip next summer to Colorado Springs than on to Taos, New Mexico.Will be towing a 40' 5th wheel.What would be best route to take If you're not pressed for time and want to do some sightseeing along the way, you could take US 24 west out of Colorado Springs to the junction with US 285 and then continue south over Poncha Pass (a very easy pass) and on into the San Luis Valley. Just south of Villa Grove take CO 17 south to Alamosa and pick up US 285 again in Alamosa. Stay on US 285 into New Mexico and at Tres Piedras take US 64 into Taos. Alternatively, you could take CO 115 south out of Colorado Springs to US 50 in Penrose and head west on US 50 to Salida, where you pick up US 285 and then follow the routes above on US 285 south. Just do what he says. Thomm is the Sacagawea of route finding in Colorado!
Thunder Mountain 11/27/21 06:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

The problem is there are too many pigs at the trough. Unless a RV park will invest the capital to bring in fiber even if it is available, there just isn't enough bandwidth for everybody surfing the net, checking email and most of all streaming video. I've been in park right next to the wifi and had excellent signal strength with lousy download speed.
Thunder Mountain 11/18/21 05:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Indian Reservations

Over the last 30 or more years I've spent many, many days on various reservations mainly the Navajo and Hopi. Lots of good advise here especially observing rules and traffic laws. I would add a few more suggestions. First and foremost is RESPECT! Don't ask questions especially about their religion or culture. You will be told what you need to know not what you want to know. Slow down and don't be in such a hurry. You might find yourself invited to a ceremonial dance or family gathering. Don't talk too much. Just listen. Be especially respectful of the elders. A word of warning that should be adhered to. Do not drive after dark on the reservation unless absolutely necessary. There are too many horses, cows, dogs, pedestrians and impaired drivers.
Thunder Mountain 11/12/21 02:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Montana 43 between Salmon and Butte?

Thanks for the info. Got what I hoped for and expected from this forum.
Thunder Mountain 11/05/21 07:53pm Roads and Routes
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