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RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

I've not seen a "Use both lanes" or a "merge here" sign. I do see lane ends in "x feet" If Im with my RV and I see that, I merge when it's safe to do so, not wait until the end. I don't have enough faith in fellow drivers to allow this zipper effect to actually happen towing a 40 ft trailer. Mike
Walaby 09/04/21 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

Since this is a RV site, I hope none of you merge at the last point with your RV. Although I suspect there are a few who would. Mike
Walaby 09/04/21 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atlanta

Travel trailers can go through I-75. I've done it both ways with my 5er. Straight through on I-75 and then the bypass. Done both bypasses (East and West). If you can't avoid Atlanta entirely, I would just go through in middle of the day, straight on I-75. Stay in second lane from right, as several right lanes end up being exit only. My 5er is 40 foot. Mike
Walaby 08/28/21 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

I think the reason you have no idea is because there's no conceivable guideline that would prevent something as stupid as this from happening. MikeToo fast for conditions, consecutive lane changes, using the median, unsafe lane change, failure to maintain minimum speed, turn signals?. I think only three violations to move up to a misdemeanor of reckless driving. The question dealt with how to devise tighter controls to restrict who gets a license. Has nothing to do with how many violations this person committed. To device tighter controls on who can have a drivers license, you would have to predict stupidity. Mike
Walaby 08/22/21 09:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

I do think we should demand tighter controls on who gets and keeps a drivers license. yep, that's what we need allright. more govt. red tape and regulations. :S bumpy Ya , that would be crappy saving life’s :R please summarize exactly what controls you would impose that would have prevented this incident. If a patrol man/sheriff, etc. would have seen this occur I would assume the driver would be cited for reckless driving. but again, how do you test for stupidity? bumpy No idea , my point was just the fact of why not have some better guidelines, anything would be an improvement over who gets a drivers license , it’s pretty clear many do not belong behind the wheel , and get people killed . I agree it’s tough to regulate. I'll go out on a limb and say you'd have to devise a test to somehow predict someone is going to be an idiot. It's easy to say "there ought to be a law"... much more difficult to figure out what that law should be. Last I checked we don't have machines to predict stupidity in the future. I think the reason you have no idea is because there's no conceivable guideline that would prevent something as stupid as this from happening. Mike
Walaby 08/22/21 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

My dash cam comes on when the truck starts, and when the memory gets full, it overwrites the oldest image. That's how most work. Easy to install as long as you can find a keyed 12v source close enough to the dash cam. or, some come with cigarette lighter adapter. Mike
Walaby 08/22/21 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

I do think we should demand tighter controls on who gets and keeps a drivers license. No, we just need the idiots to weed themselves out through attrition. Mike
Walaby 08/21/21 05:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

Next time you encounter a no refund policy reservation...... ask if you could an extra 10% in advance to have the possibility of a refund.To an owner that would scream we want to stay at a different park but can’t get a reservation. Therefore we are booking with you as a backup, But we will be checking with the other park daily to see if they have a cancellation and then we will exercise that cancellation clause, you will refund our 10% larger deposit and you will be collecting 10% more of ZERO. (Less the credit card fees for both the deposit and the refund) Yup... and if I were the owner and had a no refund policy, I'd say "sure, you can add 10% and I will give you the option to cancel and get a 10% refund. Mike
Walaby 08/14/21 12:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any use for portable 30a EMS on 50a Trailer?

Only if plugged into 30 amps Even if plugged into 30 Amp, the hard wired EMS would still work. Mike
Walaby 08/14/21 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Any use for portable 30a EMS on 50a Trailer?

Only to give to a fellow RVer that you see might not have a 30A EMS.. Or to sell Mike
Walaby 08/14/21 08:23am Tech Issues
RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

Since the campground that had the no refund policy was not directly affected by the wildfire, I don't think the act of god excuse is valid. Granted, the reason he had the reservation was because he was stopping overnight on the way and now did not have a reason to keep his reservation. I don't see that as the campgrounds issue. I have made reservations with a no refund policy. Knew it up front, decided the risk was worth it, and I have had to cancel before. Usually, the campground will let you change for a date in the future. At least the one in Florida that I had to cancel at the last minute allowed me to transfer reservation to same time the next year. Suppose you could try that route. What's the negative review going to say? Campground has a no refund policy and they wouldn't give me my money back when I canceled? If I read a review like that, I'd chalk it up to sour grapes and it wouldn't affect my decision one bit. It would be nice if they made an exception, but since their policy is pretty clear, and you knew it, I guess it is what it is. Mike
Walaby 08/12/21 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can I rent your RV?

Just tell them you don't enter into business arrangements with friends and you won't rent to them because you don't want to jeopardize friendship. Or simply say No, as you said, you don't need to explain yourself. Our thoughts don't matter in the grand scheme of things. Mike
Walaby 08/03/21 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Least expensive EZ-Pass

I second (or third) the Florida Sunpass which works in all EZ Pass locations. $15.00 for the transponder, don't have to be a Fla resident, no monthly charge. I use it periodically here in Georgia (around Atlanta), and have used it twice in Fla over the past 5 years or so. Mike
Walaby 08/02/21 04:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rec Pro RV furniture

Sounds good. Only thing to be aware of, if the recliners you are getting for free are the leather ones, you'll be back looking at Rec Pro or other solutions in a couple years max. Mike
Walaby 07/19/21 06:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winegard 360 replacement

Just looked at the Rayzar. Max receiver capability of one? Does that mean only one TV can receive/tune the input and any other TV's connected can only view the channel that the primary TV is on? Not sure I like that. We have two TV's in our RV and do have occasions to use both. Mike
Walaby 07/18/21 08:08am Technology Corner
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

Uniform vaccine identification program will never work in my opinion. Nor should we want it (also my opinion). What's to stop "the world" from using that process for other things. Slippery slope to world policing. I think the vaccine cards we get when we get our vaccine should be enough to prove vaccine. Sure, someone can maybe buy a fake one, but the number of people who would do that would be small. I hope the border opens up soon. Tourism has taken a big hit, and the industry can use the relief. And PackerBacker - hope you get to see your RV soon. Hope it held up to the elements for the past two years. Mike
Walaby 07/17/21 07:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: boondockerswelcome

Camping in some strangers back yard just does not appeal. I agree.. Something about that just isn't what I want to do. Heck, I don't even think I would enjoy a bed&breakfast where Im staying at someone's house. Interesting concept though. Mike
Walaby 07/16/21 11:49am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

Doesn't the macerator "chew up" the solids, and toilet paper so they can pass through the garden hose effectively? Im sorry, but I see no way this would work effectively. But hey, give it a shot and take pictures. Mike
Walaby 07/14/21 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: buying an rv

Just be mindful that the demand for RV's is high and people are asking (and getting) premium prices for their used rigs. It will be hard to assess a good price for a used RV because many buyers know that if you don't buy it, there will be others behind you that will. So, harder to negotiate prices. And harder to determine what fair market value is as well. You can try using things like NADA and look at their used values for any RV you are looking at. Just be mindful that their values are most assuredly pre-covid, and RV prices are in territory that really no one can accurately evaluate. But, it will still give you an idea if the seller is insane, or just a little crazy in their valuation. I read your other post as well about getting into RVIng for first time, and maybe doing some full time RVing as you look for a new house. I don't know how the RV rental market is in Canada, but you might consider renting as you work the bugs out of your RVing experience. Renting an RV can give you some time to figure out what you like about the particular rig you are renting, but more importantly, what you DON'T like. So, when you get ready to buy, you know what's important to you and what you're willing to compromise on. Obviously, renting an RV is "sunk money" that you won't get back, but it could better prepare you for this big step. Plus, give you some insight and thoughts about what to look for problem wise in RV's. The suggestion about hiring a mobile tech to evaluate/do the PDI is a good one too. Just food for thought. Mike
Walaby 07/14/21 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Manners Matter

Agree with ferndaleflyer that I don't care what you do on your site, as long as it doesn't directly impact me or what I want to do on my site. I get that some people don't like the yard art, and that's fine. My wife enjoys a little decoration around our site when we are there for more than a day or two. As far as Im concerned, it adds to her RVing enjoyment, so Im cool with it. I can't imagine having yard art on your site (or not) is a MANNERS issue. I'd rather be out enjoying myself than worrying if someone does or does not have yard art.. or too much yard art. Really like the assists schlep. Kudo's to you. I don't know if I have a high tolerance level or what, but I rarely run into what I would consider issues with my neighboring RVers. I think I could count on one hand the number of times I thought a fellow RVer was being inconsiderate. One was a dog running loose and he crapped in my spot as I was packing up and leaving. Owner came out of trailer to let him in, and I politely asked him to pick it up.. which he did. Maybe loud music once or twice, but I couldn't pinpoint when. Other than that, I don't have any negative experiences that I can think of. Heading out next week for a week, maybe I will experience issues I can report back and update (hope not). And yes, my wife will put out her yard art. Mike
Walaby 06/25/21 07:57am RV Lifestyle
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