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RE: Long Distance 5th wheel

I had a TransferFlow across the bed auxiliary tank on a previous truck. I didn't even have to flip a switch, it was all automatic. I would highly recommend this system. Go here. ryoung I’ve had a couple of those. Most recently a 98 gal in an F-450. They did the job very nicely and I’d get another if I bought a new truck. BUT.... If price is the major consideration, forget about Transferflow.
ljr 09/12/19 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Water softener

I always used a particulate filter followed by carbon then the softener. The particulate filter needed changed most often but it was also the cheapest.
ljr 08/20/19 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Louisiana to Hershey, Pa. Which Route????

I’ve made that trip many times. A few minor hills. Nothing to worry about.
ljr 08/19/19 06:45am Roads and Routes
RE: snowbirding

We enjoyed parks in the panhandle as well. There's a different feel in that part of Florida. We really didn't enjoy the W.Palm area at all. You spend most of the time waiting for the left turn signal. Sarasota was nice, but once again way too crowded. FL parks have gotten a lot more crowded than when we did our Gulf Coast trip in 2015-2016. In general, the further south of I-4 you get, the more expensive it is and the less available the sites are. In the panhandle- HoHum in Carabelle, Topsail Hill SP in Santa Rosa Beach. In MS, Buccaneer SP in Waveland. I spent several winters at Buccaneer. They have monthly rates during the off season. There is a regular group of snowbirders that meet there every year. Never saw a gator. I think your concern is warranted but not during the winter. Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve near Atmore, AL has been another regular stop for me.
ljr 08/12/19 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: campground in Gulfport mississippi

Here are directions to Buccaneer State Park, written by the Park Staff. DO NOT use GPS directions. https://www.mdwfp.com/media/2524/directions_to_buccaneer_state_park.pdf Park website. https://www.mdwfp.com/parks-destinations/state-parks/buccaneer/ Charles Ya, the trouble is using those directions takes you over a steep grade crossing on Nicholson Ave. This didn't happen at that grade crossing, but they are all steep, and depending on your rig, why chance it? The crossing on Lakeshore is flat. There are at least 50 trains a day going through there. Not much time to think if you get stuck. Here's the Nicholson Ave crossing. Look at all the scrapes in the road where things have been dragging. I’ve made the drive at least a dozen times. Coming from either direction, Lakeshore is the only way I’d go.
ljr 08/07/19 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: dog food for old dog

I had a senior with some health problems, and little appetite awhile back. I thought that dogs are so scent oriented perhaps a few seconds in the microwave might make wet food more appealing. It worked.
ljr 08/05/19 07:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: campground in Gulfport mississippi

x3 for Buccaneer. Was there 2 years ago. Has been remodeled/renovated since the last hurricane that came thru the area a few years back. X4 Spent several snowbird winters there. One of my all time favorite parks. PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROUTE CAUTION IN A PREVIOUS REPLY!
ljr 08/01/19 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Variable speed water pump

I’ve had both a variable speed pump and an accumulator tank. Prefer the tank.
ljr 07/30/19 03:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Low power home UPS

APC has several Smart UPS with optional network management cards that will do what you want without an attached computer but it will cost you big $. The network management card connects directly to your router and has its own built in email client with a web interface for configuration.
ljr 07/28/19 01:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Myrtle Beach

I would recommend Huntington Beach State Park. A little further south but still an easy drive to any of the attractions in MB. It has the best beach in the area. Decades ago they built a jetty to control beach erosion in MB. Didn't work. All the sand they dump on MB beaches finds its way to Huntington Beach, so the beach is getting bigger. I like MB State Park, but it is MUCH busier. It is also on the flight path for the airport. So around 6AM the jets starting coming and going. They are either landing or taking off right over the park and quite low at that point. However, it is late to schedule anything this year. I was looking last week at all the coastal parks for sites in 2020, and the pickings are already slim for next year. X2 on all of that.
ljr 06/20/19 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I need help picking a location..

Probably a couple hours beyond your distance limit but..... Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve
ljr 06/20/19 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: On-board Air Compressors

How about one of these https://powertank.com/ X2 You can fill a bunch of tires on one tank.
ljr 06/20/19 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: I made big mistake requesting an Good Sam insurance quote!

Is this how Good Sam does business? How do I make it stop? Even if this their insurance was free I would not accept it. You have not seen anything yet. Wait about a week and watch what happens to your mailbox, better get a bigger one. Yeah, good luck getting the dozen emails from various good Sam departments to stop. Took multiple unsubscribes to stop the junk. I’m reluctant to order anything from CW online as I figure that would start another round of unsolicited junk Ditto. Worst junk mailers on the planet.
ljr 05/03/19 01:05pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Trav’ler with Dish Network, repeated switch failures.

If you have the time be sure to go back and put a small dab of di-electric grease in all those F connector ends. This will likely prevent it from happening again. Saw that in another of your posts in a different thread. Done.
ljr 04/12/19 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Trav’ler with Dish Network, repeated switch failures.

My dish is connected to a Dish Hopper 3 through a DPH42 switch. One morning a couple weeks ago my normal 129/119/110 changed to 129 & blank. I checked the signal with a meter (Acutrac III+) at the cables directly connected to the LNB assembly. Only the first lead had signal. Assuming the switch in the LNB assembly had failed, I then replaced the entire LNB assembly. That solved the problem. All was well until this morning. It just did it again. Identical symptoms. Any idea why this would happen twice within two weeks? Are you using a Winegard Trav'ler? There has been numerous reports of the tiny coax(es) inside the arm of the antenna going bad. A new cable and all is better. Just a thought! If it's a Trav'ler, is it a 2018 or later model? Good call! I still don’t have WA access so I’m relying on my meter. Cable wiggling showed that two of three cables were intermittent. I replaced with a sheathed cable bundle from Winegard. The meter is happy now even with wiggling and several ups and downs. Real test won’t come until I have WA again but I think it’s fixed. Thanks.
ljr 04/12/19 08:08am Technology Corner
RE: What TV/Sat set up should I get?

I have seen way too many roof mounted sat receivers that won't work due to obstructions at the site, so a tripod has worked for me for the past 9 years full time. Take a look at www.tv4rv.com. This is the heavy duty tripod I use and I have never not been able to find a hole through the trees to get a good signal. The first time you set it up takes longer, but you learn how to do it quickly. X2 I say that as a Winegard Trav’lr owner who, for several reasons, uses a tripod mounted dish most of the time. IMHO it’s not worth the price. I’d suggest Dish, this tripod, a decent meter and a dish with both eastern and western LNB assemblies. If you choose to go with the top-of-the line Hopper 3 DVR , things get slightly more complicated.
ljr 03/30/19 06:58am Technology Corner
RE: Trav’ler with Dish Network, repeated switch failures.

All was well for most of a day. Now it’s doing it again. Multiple switch tests, both normal and “nuclear”, didn’t help. Tester says coax is ok but I’ll probably replace it anyway. Way too cold here to be working on the roof. I’m back to my tripod mounted dish. In a few days I’ll be without western arc access for several months anyway so I’m going to give up on the Trav’lr again for now. Thanks for the ideas.
ljr 03/28/19 06:49am Technology Corner
RE: Trav’ler with Dish Network, repeated switch failures.

My dish is connected to a Dish Hopper 3 through a DPH42 switch. One morning a couple weeks ago my normal 129/119/110 changed to 129 & blank. I checked the signal with a meter (Acutrac III+) at the cables directly connected to the LNB assembly. Only the first lead had signal. Assuming the switch in the LNB assembly had failed, I then replaced the entire LNB assembly. That solved the problem. All was well until this morning. It just did it again. Identical symptoms. Any idea why this would happen twice within two weeks? Are you using a Winegard Trav'ler? There has been numerous reports of the tiny coax(es) inside the arm of the antenna going bad. A new cable and all is better. Just a thought! If it's a Trav'ler, is it a 2018 or later model? It magically came back after many switch checks and power on/off resets. Bad coax certainly fits the symptoms. Why the “tiny” coax? I have a roll of Quad Shield RG6 I could use or would that interfere with the arm flex. It was installed in 2014 so it’s not eligible for DPH upgrade.
ljr 03/27/19 12:51pm Technology Corner
Trav’ler with Dish Network, repeated switch failures.

My dish is connected to a Dish Hopper 3 through a DPH42 switch. One morning a couple weeks ago my normal 129/119/110 changed to 129 & blank. I checked the signal with a meter (Acutrac III+) at the cables directly connected to the LNB assembly. Only the first lead had signal. Assuming the switch in the LNB assembly had failed, I then replaced the entire LNB assembly. That solved the problem. All was well until this morning. It just did it again. Identical symptoms. Any idea why this would happen twice within two weeks?
ljr 03/27/19 08:00am Technology Corner
RE: firearm question

Once in 20+ years. I was in a remote campground where a dog had been killed by a mountain lion. I carried a handgun on hikes with my dog for the duration of my stay. Fortunately I was in a location where that was legal.
ljr 03/18/19 05:13pm General RVing Issues
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