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The Television won't pick up the cable channels

For some reason my TV refuses to pick up the cable at the park I'm in. It's good signal at the post because it was checked. Not sure if it's my cable I use to hook up to it yet. Yes, the antenna booster is off. Just frustrating minor glitches that have to be too easy to fix but.....Oh well, off to the store tomorrow.
ken56 10/05/22 06:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Buc-ee's

When we lived in Ewe-stun (about 15 long years), we always liked to stop a Buc-ee's since it was the cleanest travel stop with the widest selection of food, drink, snacks (and in most spots in the area) hunting supplies if needed. However, their business model, it appears, is based on volume and rapid sales. An RV taking up multiple spots at the gas island, even if they move after filling (many didn't) or having to have the real estate for rig parking, probably no longer makes sense for Buc-ee's market. I observed many cars that did not move from the pump after filling up...the drivers just walked inside for however long they wanted to. Saw many still right in the same place too as we left. Buc-ee's is building what will be the largest one so far in Kodak TN at 76,000 sq. feet. That's right at exit 407 into the Pigeon Forge area and 10's of thousands of RVers come to the area. They will miss that business if they don't accommodate their parking...but then again, they must not want them. Oh well.
ken56 10/04/22 07:07pm Around the Campfire
Buc-ee's

Stopped into the Buc-ee's in Florence South Carolina (I-95) on our way to Myrtle Beach. I can't believe they did not provide for RV parking. There are NO RV spaces, not for motorhomes, not for tour busses, not for travel trailers...NONE. Genius, pure genius. I know they are not a truck stop so no semi tractor trailers....but no RV spaces?? Really?
ken56 10/03/22 04:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friction hinges, easy way to change?

I like mine. I don't have to latch it back now just to prevent a slight breeze from shutting the door. Try using some liquid silicone lubricant on the hinge if its too tight....it is new after all.
ken56 09/19/22 04:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best route from Myrtle Beach north to I-77

378 is decent 4 lane out of Myrtle but turns into 2 lane in places and even divided in places. It's not a narrow road really. Now, Ford truck guys suggestion to hit 74 isn't a bad suggestion either. I've been on the 701 and it's 2 lane but decent 2 lane. I pulled my 37 footer on it before. Stayed in Tabor City. That might be a bit more direct for you. Go up 501 and pick up the 701 up to 74.
ken56 09/18/22 05:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Best route from Myrtle Beach north to I-77

There isn't a good expressway route out of Myrtle. Looking at Google maps I would take 378 over to Columbia and hit 77 there. It's good road through Conway and beyond. We are headed to Myrtle the first week of Oct.
ken56 09/17/22 05:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Forks, WA

RVPARKY shows 5 of them in Forks. Been there done that too with the wife and Twilight stuff. We stayed at 3 rivers resort and guide service on 110 going towards La Push. I enjoyed the stay.
ken56 09/16/22 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

Sounds like a road rage incident more than someone being drunk. The minivan didn't like being behind the motorhome and the motorhome didn't like the van to pass him. No excuse for any of it but as they say, you can't fix stupid. Vigilance is always needed. Glad you avoided the wreck.
ken56 09/16/22 04:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Truckers.....flashing lights?

I always offer the courtesy and flash my lights to let them know it's safe to pull back into the lane...especially when the traffic is fairly heavy. I get the flash back maybe 75% of the time too. I tow at 65 +/- and I know it may be slower than the limit so I try my darndest to not be an obstacle and be as courteous as possible. I have never ever had an issue with anyone taking exception to my driving, in fact, I find many drivers to be more than willing to let me change lanes and go where I need to go.
ken56 09/12/22 04:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Newbie Road Trip TX to FL

All depends on what you want out of it I suppose. It's pre leaf peeping season yet so traffic is on the normal side. The weather is still warm but then you are from TX so you can handle it. I see your route will be mostly I-20....all the way to Florence SC then 95 to 40 and on into Garner. The only park on your way I can recommend is Tannehill Ironworks state park a few miles before you get into Birmingham. You might consider staying 2 days or so if you can. I agree with going before the snowbird migration, they tend to clog up the campgrounds for overnight stops. I think anytime between now and Thanksgiving would be good time to go.
ken56 09/10/22 05:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: America's first automated RV park

Honestly, I was not bashing this idea. I personally don't care for it. Would I use it? Certainly if it fit my needs at the time. There is a place for all ideas....like electric vehicles and automated RV parks...oh, and next will be fast food establishments. You will order at a kiosk and the robot cook in the back will make your order in no time...then you can use the code on your receipt to open the box it gets dropped into. Totally secure and contactless. I prefer mom and pop places to eat myself, so I don't care if people use things like this. There is a niche for everything.
ken56 09/07/22 06:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: America's first automated RV park

I just stated how I feel about it. Some have said it's expensive for what is offered despite the savings on labor. Kind of negates that argument. The few parks I have stayed at that had an "iron man" for the money were acceptably nice for my needs. I had no complaint and would stay at them again. Granted, if you want a resort then GO to a resort. I go to many of them myself. I just find the contactless everything online I don't want to interact with people thing to be detrimental to society. To each his own.
ken56 09/05/22 08:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: America's first automated RV park

Ken, It is my understanding that you register online and then answer a email to turn on electricity and water and gain use of sewer. After your term expires water and electricity are cut off remotely. If you think that compares to an envelope in a slot then to each his own. Just an observation is all....seems to me to be needlessly "automated" when other ways already exist. All this online bill pay and no contact shopping and high tech mumbo jumbo is just another way to collect personal information. I dislike it but am forced to participate in it. Just like the self checkout at the store, I don't like it but I have used it. Same with bill pay, I don't like it but yes, it is convenient. All this no contact stuff isn't good for manners in society. A pleasant greeting and a smile go a long way. A please and a thank you go a long way. It' is the world we live in today so we must accept it and participate in some of it. I doubt that is some place I would stay though because they can't take our ability to choose away.
ken56 09/04/22 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: America's first automated RV park

I stayed in a park in Oregon 8 years ago where you paid for your spot at a kiosk and just placed the ticket so it was visible in your windshield. When I pulled in I had no clue what to do and I went into a store/bait shop to ask and they told me what to do. It was actually a pretty neat setup. Do the campgrounds that you put your money in an envelope and put it through the slot in the door count as "automated" too?
ken56 09/03/22 07:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Motor vehicle laws. Complicated jurisdiction question.

Try posing the question to the/a/your states attorney's office or Secretary of State office or both. The police can write you a ticket no matter if they are wrong about the law as long as they think they are acting "in good faith". The judge determines validity at your inconvenience. Interesting question and I hope to see an answer in the future.
ken56 09/03/22 09:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Chirping alarms

I just had to replace my propane detector. The rig is 5 years old and the useful life on propane detectors is 5 years and they will chirp incessantly so you are forced to either remove it or replace it....120 bucks. Look for something near the floor. It's mounted low because propane is heavier than air and will sink to the floor.
ken56 09/01/22 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: towing hitch for new trailer

Equal-i-zer brand is a good one. A 10,000 gross/1000 hitch weight rated one will do just fine for your weight of trailer. Like any hitch it is on the heavy side. I ordered one of the hitch gripper handles to use to carry mine and it does help. I think the Equal-i-zer is easy to hook up compared to some others with the chains type.
ken56 09/01/22 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Natchez Trace State Park

I've stayed at the state park, which is what you are asking about. There is nothing in the immediate area. Cell reception is iffy if you get it at all. This park has a lodge with a buffet restaurant. The lake is nice. The park itself is wonderful with large spaces and good hookups. Lexington is the closest city 12 miles south. It's your typical small city that has a grocery store and a Walmart and a few restaurants. Peace and quiet is their main attraction. A little way to the west is Parkers Crossroads, exit 108, a civil war battlefield. Enjoy the park. I believe you can rent a boat. There is a shooting range if you want to 'brush up' on your skills if you're inclined. A rifle range and a handgun range both pretty nice. It is use at your own risk....and if you have an accident there you will likely bleed to death because no one will find you unless they come to use the range. I had no cell service there. It is remote..the whole area is remote.
ken56 08/31/22 07:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida Rt. 98

Rock Crusher Canyon in Crystal River is where we've stayed before and really enjoyed it. Big sites and plenty of room to maneuver on the roads. RVPARKY show a bunch of parks to choose from along the route.
ken56 08/31/22 06:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: While remodeling the S & B....

I owned a house built in 1877 and it was all Fir true dimension lumber, 2x4, 2x6, and every roof member was straight as an arrow in line. I had more issues with the stone foundation than with the building itself. Pretty amazing. they don't make'em like they used to. Sorry for the double/triple post. Moderator please delete.
ken56 08/26/22 07:11am Around the Campfire
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