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RE: Questions for Veterans

Another question from a non veteran but one who supports the Military and is always trying to make up for it. Do you get offended when I always "Thank You for Your Service" when it's clear you are a Vet? Thanks for Your Service.
cross21114 04/01/21 05:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Evacuation Insurance

When we went in 2019, I wanted a way to communicate with family and in case of emergency. I ended up buying a SPOT communicator. One of the options was a rescue feature at the press of a button that would attivate what ever type of rescue was needed. Check this out. I used it to send a All Safe text message with our location every night. In hindsight, i should have gone with the Garmin Inreach unit as it is easier to operate.
cross21114 04/01/21 05:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road way and Elevation issues while traveling

Another question is do you want to avoid tolls. In the NE, many of the highways and bridges have tolls. Pulling a toad means some of the tolls are rediculous. We are going to Maine in August from Maryland. We've driven I95 through NYC and up to Boston in cars so don't need to see that again. In our RV pulling a toad, we'll go up I83 and other interstates to Birmingham. Then wander our way through Vermont and New Hampshire before getting to Maine. Should be a nice, scenic trip.
cross21114 03/09/21 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Term Freezing Weather Tips?

Be sure your propane tanks are full. With what we've seen in Texas on the Weather Channel I would not drive my rig out to fill up with propane. If you have an extended stay valve on your rig, and have a safe way to get some propane, get some 20# tanks and use them. You could get 2 days per tank used sparingly.
cross21114 02/15/21 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Filling large propane tank on the road

FWIW - We’re in Dallas, and the Tractor Supply’s around here will not fill permanent tanks in a motorhome. I’m not sure any of the, will - YMMV, but I would recommend calling first. In my area, they will but not all the personnel are qualified to fill horizonal tanks (I think that is the requirement). Agree with the call first.
cross21114 02/01/21 01:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Filling large propane tank on the road

Most ACE hardware stores also sell propane. In my area, I have found out that the cost of propane at Tractor Supply is half of Ace, which I had previously been using. I took my RV down to our goose club so I would not have to eat and sleep in the clubhouse. I used a 20# bottle connected to an extended stay. This worked out well. Tractor Supply was close by which is how I learned of my mistake. Was shocked at the difference in price. Needless to say, I filled up the RV Saturday when I brought the RV home. I refilled my 20# bottle about 4 times during the season and would be able to get about 3 nights in cold weather. If I were ataying full time, I would have 2 bottles. Note: Tractor Supply has a corporate policy that they will not fill Blue Rhino bottles.
cross21114 02/01/21 01:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Living with only one arm

It's amazing what folks can do when they have to. A friend of mine lost his right arm and left leg in Iraq. Raising 3 wonderful children with an amazing wife. What this guy can do, and how he does it, will blow your mind.
cross21114 12/08/20 03:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Western US Itinerary Help

if doing Custer State park, I would absolutely do Mount Rushmore, it's like right next door, I would also do the Badlands and the rest of the Black Hills area, then up for a quick tour of Devils Tower, then over to Cody, good for a few days, then on into the east entrance of Yellowstone. Add in Crazyhorse Monument while you're there. A couple of hours is enough to check out the museum and see the status of the mounment.
cross21114 09/01/20 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire pressure gauges

Here's another pressure question. You set your cold pressure (say 95psi). Then you travel to Alaska where the cold temperature is lower than when you set your pressures. You turn on your TPMS and yourr tire pressures are lower than you set. Do you inflate to get your starting pressures up to standard or just wait for the pressures to increase due to driving and temperature gains.
cross21114 08/28/20 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire pressure gauges

Where are you guys finding tire shops that have calibrated gauges? Every place I have ever been to Chain, independent, clean, filthy, trustworthy, or disreputable, use what ever gauge the tech has in his pocket,or the big stick gauge on the compressor hose. Y,all are either really gullible or, live in much more exclusive zip code than I. Right, I bought a new set of tires for my toad. When I hooked up to the RV for a tow and turned on the TPMS, the toad readings were low. I manually checked and found every tire 4 psi lower than recommended.
cross21114 08/28/20 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Transporting Raft from Campsite to Launch Ramp?

I'm posting these only for fun. This 1st one was in Alaska. https://i.imgur.com/JBq5E56l.jpg This one my daughter sent me yesterday on the way to the shore. https://i.imgur.com/xni5WaVl.jpg
cross21114 08/02/20 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 Jayco GrayHawk Prestige 29 MVP Water Overflow?

His Jayco does not have a gravity fill. It fills from the City water connection. Doug Mine does also. There is a selctor valve for filling, normal usage (with water pump), city and winterize. Next to the hose connection, there is a hole which is the overflow.
cross21114 08/02/20 05:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Jayco GrayHawk Prestige 29 MVP Water Overflow?

Do you have a little hole next to the water connection? I no longer trust my overflow which had a large bug crawl in it and die. M tank did swell up. Fortunately, caught it without damage (I have nightmares about that). Our tank is under the master bed. Now I lift the bed and watch the water level as it fills.
cross21114 08/02/20 07:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Campsite Photos. Show your stuff.

Here's another one. My favorite boondock place. Found it in 2005 in a truck camper and marked it on my GPS. Stopped there last August. On the Cassiar Highway on the way to the Yukon. https://i.imgur.com/ke2xg3Xl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OwgVcQUl.jpg
cross21114 07/20/20 03:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Campsite Photos. Show your stuff.

That shot reminds me of when we were there in '08, we got set up in the CG, and wanted to go up to the Tower, I thought the road we came in on dead ended a little past the CG, basically it does, right in the parking lot of the Visitor Center, AT the Tower, which we found out AFTER hiking up the hill to the Tower, with a lot of huffing & puffing, I'm still not living that one down. But all in all we did enjoy the hike Oh, my God, I can surely sympathize with you. That is a hike.
cross21114 07/20/20 03:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Campsite Photos. Show your stuff.

Devil's Tower National Monument after a long, dirty drive back from Alaska. https://i.imgur.com/hRELadfl.jpg
cross21114 07/20/20 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with Long Term planning for Alaska

I did Alaska in 2005 in a truck camper pulling a little box trailer so I had everything I needed, including an inflatible boat. Other than 1 week in Alaska when my wife flew up, it just just me and my dog. Last year, my wife and I (also a dog) made the same trip in our Class C. Much more comfortable. Since we towed a 4 wheel drive SUV we could access everything I was able to in the pickup in 2005. We experienced no damage to our rig, except 2 windshield chips - one in Wyoming in a construction zone and one on the SUV driving on the Seward Highway. Just take it slow and agree with other advice to slow down and move as far right as possible when trucks and other rvs are coming the other direction. Great trip - you will really enjoy it.
cross21114 06/30/20 12:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is anyone here into surf fishing?

With the right rig, you can cast a lot farther than 40'. I can get about 100 yards.
cross21114 06/23/20 03:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anybody do a fall (sept/oct) Newfoundland Labrador

We're thinking about doing an eastern Canada trip this September. Many of the campgrounds in eastern canada close in September. I was thinking about the same trip. Still some nice places open but as you get to the end of September lots are closed or closing. Since I doubt we would be staying for days at a location, I'd be happy to boondock. Anyone know a good website for this info in Canada? Thanks,
cross21114 06/23/20 03:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: to plug in or not to plug in when mhome is at home

I do not plug in when not using the rig. I did install a disconnect switch in the positive line from the batteries which I turn off. When I do turn on the switch, after weeks of being off, the meter indicates 12.5V on 2 6 volt batteries.
cross21114 06/22/20 03:24pm General RVing Issues
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