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RE: Damaged RV on roads on way home from Florida, anyone else?.

285 In/Out of Carlsbad NM is the worst road I have ever driven on. LOL you must have missed any number of roads then. I have some comments on I-10 in FL right now. We were on it Wednesday and they must be doing some sort of maintenance on the roadway. They are resurfacing at least some of it. The bridge/road thumps were never there before so that's why I suspect there is something going on. People here should have had the experience of driving it before they laid asphalt over the concrete slabs. It was 400 miles of thump-thump-thump... For those many expansion joints. Like that long bridge on I-12. We got on US 82 at Montgomery after taking US 332 up from I-10. It is very variable, from excellent 4 lane to bump thump shake for miles. Our sample so far is half way across in AL and then all the way across MS and just into AR. Thinking back on this route we should have driven north on I-75 to where is hits US 82 and skipped I-10. We are going to follow 82 all the way across AR and TX until it hits US 287 in west Texas. Skipping interstates this year.
agesilaus 06/20/19 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Feds open 1.4 million acres to hunters and fishermen

"the recent college grad from a major city that never in their life saw corn that wasn't in a can." Come now, that isn't true. Lots of them have seen corn in a freezer bag....heh. But IMO regulations frequently exist so that regulators have something to do with their time. And of course many enjoy the power game. I have had close contact with USEPA and FLDEP, in my career as a Environmental Lab Tech Director, and did not come away favorably impressed. Hearing tales about needing a $600,000 environmental and archeological study in order to run some new water lines to a park restroom make my point. This was in an old CCC campground that has been in use for almost 80 years. Seems like any problems would have been noticed by this point. But those who live by the rule book lack all common sense. Which despite Einstein's opinion makes the world work.
agesilaus 06/18/19 03:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Feds open 1.4 million acres to hunters and fishermen

Article Maybe they'll do something about blocking land to camping too.
agesilaus 06/18/19 12:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: North Florida Lake City and Gainesville area

Living a few miles away from that CG, I've been by the sign many times but have never had a reason to go into the place.
agesilaus 06/17/19 01:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roads south from Rapid City

We took US 385 and was fine.
agesilaus 06/16/19 07:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: rv extension cord

I don't recall ever needing a power extension cord. Water, sure you'll need one once in a while we carry 2 25 ft water lines, and you certainly need extra sewer line. Walmart sells 30 amp extensions BTW.
agesilaus 06/16/19 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Damaged RV on roads on way home from Florida, anyone else?.

When you buy diesel for your truck you are paying that road tax.
agesilaus 06/16/19 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Big falling rock CO 145 closed

Hello, Other than the boulder in the road detour, is 145 a decent drive towing a fifth wheel? It’s only a 30’ er. Never done that route and we will be coming back from Mesa Verde NP to Denver and would like to see some new country. Also thinking of back tracking to Durango and headed up 550 through Ouray and Montrose. Never done that with a trailer either. Any experience or input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!! Yes a perfectly fine two lane, it goes passed a lot of old and some active Uranium mines up on the mesa. But the Scenic part of the trip is taking 141 back thru that canyon on the other side of the mesa, the Gateway to Whitewater (back on 50) section, is very scenic with a mini grand canyon and the river. Not much in the way of services back there so fill up before starting. There are supposed to be good campsites up on the mesa. We went up to look at the mines on the south side but did not explore the north side.
agesilaus 06/16/19 07:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel from Indy to Orlando to Houston, TX w/ tow

I'd suggest my property but we are an hour south of that and we will be heading west by then. Use RVParkReview and look for CG in the area. We actually have an RV storage facility a half mile from my home but I don't know if there is one up there. Campgrounds will often let you store an RV on their property so call them on the phone. If all else fails call Ultimate Boat and RV Storage here- (352) 472-3337. They are near Newberry FL and about 12 miles from I-75. When they opened that business a year or so ago I expected them to fall flat on their face, but I was wrong. They have a lot of RV's inside their fence and seem to be doing well.
agesilaus 06/15/19 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Length and Height

My prediction, inside of two weeks he'll never notice the ceiling again.
agesilaus 06/15/19 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Length and Height

Never seen this question before, so far as I know most fivers have about the same room height with the exception of the bedroom. After all they are mainly about 13ft to 13'6" in height, so the rooms are all about the same. As for the flat roof, again something I've never seen asked. The roofs are all easily walk-able why are you concerned about that? You need some slope on the roof to promote drainage.
agesilaus 06/15/19 10:11am Fifth-Wheels
Ram CP3 swap

This article will mainly interest RAM 6.6 owners but it does mention the CP4 bypass for Ford 6.7 owners at the end. It is about swapping the CP4 for a CP3 as a precautionary measure
agesilaus 06/14/19 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Damaged RV on roads on way home from Florida, anyone else?.

seems all the states have spent there money on other things, here in ohio our state,, city,, township roads are not fit to drive on, BUT we can spend billions on football stuff. Billions on football stuff? Are they building a gold plated stadium or what....heh? There is no doubt governments waste a lot of money. But in my opinion the best thing they could do to improve roadway quality is to stop spending gas tax highway maintenance monies on things like bus routes and bike trails. You know spend it all on road maintenance the way it should be spent. If they want bike trails then tax bikes to pay for it. To the OP just where were these potholes anyway. Can't say I've seen any in the south on Interstates.
agesilaus 06/13/19 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FL Keys in June

Yeah with the very brief mini-lobster season in July being the exception, this is as far away from the season as you can get. The "season' traditionally runs from Thanksgiving to sometime in Spring when the weather breaks up north which is usually March or April. June-August is the dead season, some restaurants are closed along with some other tourist attractions. Prices are greatly reduced in campgrounds and so on.
agesilaus 06/13/19 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Teddy Roosevelt N.P.

We did last year, there is a good CG inside the south unit. The one we stayed at was a fair way off tho and I saw some around Medora. We also ran up to the North Unit and it was moderately interesting. I'd have to rate both as third class National Parks. Worth a look but no spectacular features. The south unit can have Bison but we saw none on that last trip. There is a clear route to Glacier, get on US 2 and stay on it to Browning, which is a few miles outside the park. Switch to US 89 for the last couple miles.
agesilaus 06/12/19 05:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dang Squirrels

They are ducts for the a/c--heating system. Go to Lowes and get some aluminized tape to patch them up. Oddly enough duct tape is not for use on ducts.
agesilaus 06/12/19 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: FL Keys in June

WE have spent 5 days down there in the summer a couple of times. Like many of the above we prefer Marathon at Pirates Cove CG. You need to avoid lobster season which only runs for a few days. But that is July 24th and 25th this year. We do not find the temps to be oppressive, there is usually a sea breeze to cool you off and Pirates Cove has lots of trees. We are Floridians tho. They have a swimming beach right at the CG and you can snorkel right there. But the best snorkeling is off the tour boats which will run you out to various reefs and wrecks. The wrecks are mainly for SCUBA tho. The tours aren't that pricey. And they usually do two sites each trip. They put their swimmers in the water with you as a safety measure. We usually do a day trip to Key West, the sunset on the pier is worth seeing. But like most we don't like Key West that much, parking is very difficult and mobs of bar crawlers infest the streets. Somewhat like New Orleans but without the music. Amazingly I was looking at reserving a CG here in Florida this week and Bahia Honda has open slots! Very rare. Indeed almost all of the State Parks had open slots. One comment on driving to the Keys, we usually get on the Florida Turnpike and follow it to the very end. This avoids the worst of the Miami-Lauderdale horrific traffic. And the road drops you off on A1A a few miles from the start of the Keys bridges. Fuel up right after you get off. Everything costs more in the Keys. Stock up on groceries too before you get down there.
agesilaus 06/12/19 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Magnetic Cam Locks???

Spray the existing locks with penetrating oil. Wipe them clean, then "fill" them with Vaseline. Just what I was going to suggest, tho the vaseline scheme is new to me.
agesilaus 06/11/19 08:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Planning Sept trip to Yellowstone/Glacier NP

The trip is fairly obvious, exit YNP via the West Yellowstone entrance follow US 287 north, it merges with I-15 for awhile around Helena. Follow 287 off 15 and continue north. US 287 merges with US 89, follow that to St Mary. One day trip. Mapquest calls it a 7 hour trip. Fishing Bridge the main YNP RV campground is closed this year so you'll have to use one of the other park CG without services or use a private CG outside the park which will mean an hour or so each way travel time to places in the park. We have mainly stayed at the KOA in Lake Mary but there are a few other CG and there are some inside the park, again w/o services. At least the KOA is closer than the YNP private CG. I saw a thread that stated contrary to expectations, September is one of the busiest months for YNP, don't know about GNP. But expect weather at Glacier.
agesilaus 06/11/19 03:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water Heater Replacement PROBLEM!

You need to use PEX clamps which require the right tool to apply them, Not hose clamps. Lowes/Home Depot have the tools and the clamps along with many other PEX fittings and tubing.
agesilaus 06/11/19 01:49pm Tech Issues
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