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RE: Visible Cell Plans & Service

Be aware, however, that it will slow your data when the network is congested. We've been on it for a couple of years and we have never seen that throttling. I did not see a mention of that in the new plan description either. However they do throttle to 5 mb/sec at all times. Usually not an issue.
agesilaus 02/03/23 03:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone awitch to new Visible Plans?

It's not buy again. It is switch froom the old $40 plan to the new $30 plan. I just was checking that there was now reason to switch to the new $45 plan unless you want to call Australia or the Congo. They will overnight a new SIM if you need one.
agesilaus 01/30/23 12:52pm Technology Corner
RE: New here! 1986 Holiday Rambler Alternator

NAPA auto parts has parts for old autos and such many times. I would try them first. Rock Auto online is the last resort for old vehicles. That engine however is some major auto engine from that time period. It wasn't made by Holiday.
agesilaus 01/30/23 07:22am General RVing Issues
Anyone awitch to new Visible Plans?

So far as I can tell the $30 Visible Plan is the same as the $40 current plan. The plus plan just adds more international and 5G. Is that what everyone is seeing?
agesilaus 01/29/23 01:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

No one wants to bad other state campers from the FSP, we would just like to see residents have at least a 50 50 chance every month of the year. Other state parks may not be as crowded or full since they just are not as good. Florida has repeatedly won the national park award. Plus Florida has a LOT of parks in highly desirable places. We have a dedicated, no political hands, funding source for new parks. And you never hear Florida Pols threaten or actually closing parks like Tennessee or Cali for example. So it is true I'd like to camp in one of the six parks near me. And I suspect folks in Ottawa would like to do the same during their Fimbulwinter
agesilaus 01/24/23 11:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

This area doesn’t strike me as a hot bed of campers nor home to very many big camping State Parks. Maybe that is what it looks like from the distance of Ottawa. But it is wrong. That is the start of Gulf Coast beach access and the beginning of the northern springs parks. Very popular parks. Check Ft Desoto for example. Or Rainbow Springs.
agesilaus 01/24/23 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

You do understand that you're telling the snowbird crowd you don't want our money coming into your state don't you. What we spend for state park sites is only a small part of what we spend at area businesses and attractions. Not at all, you guys can take your chances with us. And as pointed out, there are thousands of private cg. Lately with all the tack ons, I'm not sure the SP are much if any cheaper.
agesilaus 01/23/23 07:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

Well to me I it would depend: who is carrying most of the freight and by how much - camping fees or state taxpayers? Private campgrounds it’s a no brainer. It is obvious that for SP that the taxpayer is footing the bill. I suspect the actual operating costs are all or mostly funded by fees tho. I have no doubt the cg would still be filled up no matter who has preference. Land purchases are funded by a Doc Fee tax I believe. I've lost track how many parks the state has, near 200 when I last checked. The only obvious way to give residents preference would seem to be opening the reservation period for the first X time to residents only. Maybe if there is a six month res period giving the residents the first four months. I am 100 persent for this. They need to fix the online system which is awful right now. Bettter to go back to the old system.
agesilaus 01/23/23 02:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Take our RV to Colorado or Store It?

With current weather and our national weather-guy predicting a major snow event in the Rockies/midwest I'd think hard about whether to take it. He is generally calling for a cold and snowy February start anyway out there with a break for Cali. Normally I would not think about leaving ours.
agesilaus 01/22/23 08:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rivian R1S

Maybe. But a lot of people tow light as well. Both the lightnings and Rivians have decent towing ranges when towing smaller single axle trailers. We saw one towing a T@B this fall on the Sunshine Coast. Never had a chance to talk to him. Think it was an American plate. He was coming off the ferry and we were getting ready to go on. Sharp looking little truck though. Kind of a darker green colour. Yup, and some people tow heavy. So it was a legit question. Not sure why people have their knickers in a twist over it... And this is an RV forum and most folks here are towing Fivers and Travel Trailers. Or maybe planning to do so. Why else would we be looking at Tow Trucks forum? Not of great interest to Class A, B and C Rvers. Not too many camping using a 8 foot Tractor Supply flatbed.
agesilaus 01/12/23 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian R1S

It’s an interesting article and I’m sure it’s accurate. But as the article points out this is if the driver was to use on DC fast charging facilities. But just like in North America the vast amount of charging is done at home in your driveway where it is much cheaper. For us it is 6 times cheaper to drive electric than gas when charging at home. When we started to drive EV seven years ago it was 4 times cheaper. So it continues to get cheaper driving an EV. And of course much more convenient, especially in winter. Hmm wonder why, did the price of fuel go up? BERLIN—Rocketing electricity prices are increasing the cost of driving electric vehicles in Europe, in some cases making them more expensive to run than gas-powered models—a change that could threaten the continent’s electric transition.  
agesilaus 01/12/23 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ARE THERE ANY SNOWBIRDS ANYMORE?

Well someone is filling up all those parks
agesilaus 01/12/23 10:50am Snowbirds
RE: Rivian R1S

Their natural market is service companies. Electricians and Plumbers etc. That drive locally. And at that price I doubt they will get very far. The towing ranges I've seen are 100 miles or less. And bigger battery means heavier weight and that means lower carry capacity. An unbreakable problem with chemical batteries. Furthermore this cold wave has generated all sorts of news stories of people discovering the cold facts of battery life. I saw one of someone trying to go cross country at Christmas and getting a one hundred mile range, and finding that some chargers do no work in cold temps and those that do took two hours for a charge. They spent more time, and lots of money, at chargers than they did driving. In Europe charger costs exceeded gasoline costs.
agesilaus 01/12/23 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian R1S

And what kind of actual mileage towing heavy? In cold weather? Not much I bet
agesilaus 01/11/23 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Texas Hill Country

There are a couple of COE cg on Canyon Lake, north pf San Antonio and east of Fredericksburg. But I've heard that SP is good too. We visited Fredericksburg from one of those COE CG.
agesilaus 01/11/23 01:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tampa RV Show

We went the last few times and unless you want to look at RV's it is a waste of time IMO. Nothing worth the trip in the non RV dealer displays. And no good seminars/talks.
agesilaus 01/09/23 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Route into Yosemite Valley

Several of you asked about downshifting. No, I did not. Well it an absolute requirement for mountain driving. My F350 and now the RAM do the downshifting for me when I engae the engine brake. But I do not think most gassers will. So you have to learn to shift into lower gear and let the engine and trans do the braking. Downshifting in the mountains
agesilaus 01/02/23 07:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route into Yosemite Valley

Did you downshift?? That saves your brakes. We had a Colorado Highway Patrolman stop us and clue us in on that many years ago. No engine/exhaust brake I assume, that is one major advantage of Diesels. Getting in Yosemite is going to call for major altitude changes whichever road you take.
agesilaus 01/02/23 03:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: San Antonio

Canyon Lake. $19 a night for water and electric with the Federal Senior pass. Otherwise $38. Some sites are right on the water. Others in the shade. Very nice COE Park. Yeah we spent a week there last year. Good deal, not too far from the City.
agesilaus 01/02/23 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: San Antonio

There are a couple of COE camps just north but not right in the city.
agesilaus 12/29/22 03:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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