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RE: Campground around Winter Park, Florida

Wekiva Springs SP might be a little closer but probably not enough to make any difference. Just too much traffic in the whole area.
johnhicks 09/12/20 06:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

OK, but you generally approach from Chattahoochee. :) I always kid DW about escaping from Chattahoochee one more time.
johnhicks 09/08/20 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

East Bank COE, Chattahoochee. W/E only, dump etc.
johnhicks 09/07/20 08:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-71 In KY 127 to Hartig Park -- GPS no go?????

A gps will sometime trigger on an obstruction or no-go by proximity, not on the actual track. For example, mine doesn't like an area on US-90 in north Florida, claiming there's a low clearance, while the actual low clearance is on a road a few hundred yards over. I suspect yours is seeing Old US-127 and triggering a no-go, while you actually will travel on US-127 right alongside. Or it could perhaps be a weight restriction. I looked using Google Earth and didn't see any obstruction and also saw several heavy trucks and large campers along the way. Looks like you may be going through a huge, perhaps private, sand mine.
johnhicks 08/29/20 08:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Turning A Toad

Make sure you're rolling when you initiate the turn; never turn the steering wheel a lot while sitting still and then move because that immediately puts lots of side stress on the tow setup. Never back up.
johnhicks 08/29/20 08:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Onan Marquis Gold 5500 LP generator - Reviews ????

My 6500LP is still happy at 27 years. Had to replace the regulator a couple of years ago. I have a motorhome that came with a huge propane tank so I'm not as restricted as I would be with small portable tanks plus I only run it on travel days. I don't boondock other than at repair shops when something breaks (13 days at a transmission shop) so fuel usage isn't really a problem although propane can be hard to find sometimes. Also I very rarely run the propane-guzzling furnace. It really depends on your intended usage. If you forsee a lot of boondocking depending on a generator, propane isn't for you simply because it's lots easier to transfer gas or diesel into a day tank as often as needed. If you forsee boondocking with lots of solar etc, no air conditioner, and generator usage would only be for the occasional rainy day then it'll be fine.
johnhicks 08/27/20 09:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan Generator Service

The bear in the price is getting that thing out and back in. Mine cost $1400 labor out and in a couple of years ago; the only parts needed were a propane regulator and a couple of spark plugs...but yours is much more involved. No matter, those belts and hoses are 13 years old. If I was heading out on an excursion to Alaska I'd sure change them.
johnhicks 08/24/20 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Service

That Coach Care facility is listed as a "distributor," not just an authorized shop. I'd suggest you bump it up to a service departent manager. Otherwise you might call up W. W. Williams and inquire. https://www.wwwilliams.com/location/fort-wayne-in/
johnhicks 08/24/20 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hawkins Motor Coach 1994

FWIW Dayton 2.5:" calipers front and rear (UPX 10-4000S) and 14.75" rotors. No idea if this is what fits yours. https://partcat.com/ucx
johnhicks 08/19/20 09:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hawkins Motor Coach 1994

My '93 Oshkosh XCRD takes Dayton (or equivalent) calipers. If you call up Freightliner and give them the last four (six?) digits of your VIN; that's how my mechanic got the numbers for my calipers, rotors and front bearings. They won't work on it but have most part numbers.
johnhicks 08/19/20 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bullseye dent in fiberglass rv

It may have been caused by somethine poking outward rather than an external impact, so check that. As mentioned, if it's not too obvious I'd hit it with some clear coat. To do it right...sanding, applying a bit of gelcoat, sanding again and again and painting to match is a royal pain and likely to just look like a patched spot.
johnhicks 08/17/20 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Non Slip shower floor

Krylon Non-Skid spray paint, #3400 Clear
johnhicks 08/14/20 09:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: convection oven not cooking

I previously had a Panasonic Dimension 4 that worked lots better than my current HIgh Pointe; the High Pointe is what fits, so it is what it is. The rule is to first determine what your equipment is doing, whether oven, outdoor smoker, fryer etc. In this case, get an oven thermometer and cook it. That will tell you what specific settings actually do.
johnhicks 07/22/20 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: convection oven not cooking

Mine provides surprisingly accurate temperatures up to 375F; above that up to a 450F setting it never gets above 375F. Low power, little insulation, that's to be expected.
johnhicks 07/20/20 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: paint shower pan

Also there's clear nonskid spray paint for plastic, fg etc.
johnhicks 07/17/20 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another Mile, Another Day

We started out in 2009 doing 500+ miles. We've shortened to around 150-200 miles; our shortest jaunt CG to CG was about seven miles across the river. We were just giggling, because of this thread, that we spend hours putting things away to travel maybe an hour. We travel US and state highways so there's always something to see.
johnhicks 07/16/20 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help with a site North of Tampa

https://happytravelerrvpark.com/ Right at I-75 and US-301, Fowler Ave. goes straight into NE Tampa.
johnhicks 07/08/20 12:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Monitor System

My TPMS specified accuracy/repeatability is +/- 3 percent, which is a rather wide range. It's not to be used as a tire guage but as an alarm for rapidly decreasing pressure or increasing heat. When starting out in the morning I glance at it to be sure pressures are in the ballpark.
johnhicks 06/14/20 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: West Coast of Florida

You can go US-98 to Perry; it's somewhat scenic between Port St. Joe and the Crawfordville turnoff. Then from Perry take US-19 south to US-98 past Homosassa and head to Brooksville, where you'll connect with US-41. Once you get east of Crawfordville the actual coast is 20-25 miles away from the highway with county roads leading out to small communities. You'll be seeing 20 bazillion pine trees. For more to see, from Perry I'd take US-27 to HIgh Springs, then head south on US-27 to Williston, then reconnect with US-41 and go all the way south to Land O'Lakes and pick a direction from there. To go to the Keys, get over to US-27 SR-50 Brooksville to Clermont, then south on US-27. DO NOT go through the Tampa Bay area or, of course, the Orlando area.
johnhicks 05/24/20 12:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tragic Death Class A

And more info: https://jalopnik.com/dont-trust-your-life-to-these-jack-stands-1843546730 The same stands are sold with other brands at Amazon etc.
johnhicks 05/20/20 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
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