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RE: Grand Canyon RV parks

We always stay in Williams at the Grand Canyon Railway RV resort. Lots of things to do around Williams. Day trip on Train from Williams to GC. Train depot is next to RV park. Drive to GC, a bit under an hour. Tour the rim, have lunch at El Tovar Visit Bearizona, a drive thru animal park with walk thru area too. Near Williams is a Deer petting zoo, several other animals too. Have fun on the zip line in Williams. Short but fun. Williams itself is a small route 66 town. Very fun. Drive to Flagstaff and tour Lowell Observatory. Williams and Grand Canyon are high altitude. Summer day temps are usually in the 70's, nights in 40's, perfect for campfires. Late June and early July can be warmer upper 80's during the day.
mileshuff 12/17/20 09:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Benson, AZ area RV parks?

I see several RV parks in Benson, Arizona. Anyone have experience at any of them? Hope to find a decent, clean, well maintained park and wide easy to back in spots.
mileshuff 11/22/20 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Fifth wheel = HD Truck don't let the salesman tell you otherwise. That's a one ton truck a 350 or 3500 Fifth wheel dues not always mean 1 ton truck. 3/4 is fine for most smaller, lighter fivers. I wouldn't pull a fifth wheel with a 1/2 ton though, Especially not a 5.8l gasser. I have a 2007 ram 2500 6.7l. Pulls my 10k loaded fiver great.
mileshuff 11/15/20 04:23pm Fifth-Wheels
Best way to repair leaking PEX water line? Sharkbite?

Have a slow drip at an elbow connection. RV uses red and blue line I assume is PEX with crimp ring connections. Thinking of replacing the leaking line with a new length of PEX and using a sharkbite type connector instead of crimp. Is that a valid method rather than using a crimp tool and redoing with same crimp rings as original? Haven't removed access panel to see how line connects to water heater but will have to redo that as well.
mileshuff 11/15/20 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Rving coming to an end

I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Will most likely begin radiation treatment in early January. Have three trips planned before end of year. As the treatments are daily M-F for 9 weeks we won't be able to RV much during that time. We'll take off some Friday's midday and come back Sunday for a few short weekend trips to keep us RV'ing. Will wait and see after that. Even short weekend trips may be worth it if possible for you and your wife.
mileshuff 11/08/20 08:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5G cell phones, need to purchase?

5G range is so short, a mile or two in perfect conditions that it will be kept inside large cities. This is only partly true. 5G uses both low and high bands. You are referring to the latter. Low frequency 5G is long distance capable. Downfall is that low averages about 20% faster than 4G. High band 5G is much faster but as you've stated short distance and easily blocked by your hand or thin wall.
mileshuff 10/01/20 07:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

Az89 from Prescott Valley to Clarkdale Why would you drive this route with a large RV? Besides warning signs against, this route is not the fastest. Sure its only 25 miles but 17 miles you're at 15-30mph. Faster to use 69/169/17/260. 45 miles but can drive 65mph the entire way. I've not had any trouble driving an RV to Tortilla Flat campground. Lots of RV's there. Road gets bad past that point towards Apache Lake and beyond where the road turns to dirt and narrows.
mileshuff 10/01/20 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Favorite place to camp to avoid the heat in middle USA

We stay most anywhere across the mountains of Arizona. Williams, Flagstaff, Showlow, Alpine etc. Dozens of high altitude locations where it generally has excellent weather in the 70's and 80's when Phoenix is 110-115.
mileshuff 06/23/20 01:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: gps which one is best,second best

My Garmin absolutely sucks. I have to baby-sit it every time I'm in a city because it will take me on roundabout routes that make no sense. In some cases this could be due to having a 4 year old map Many Garmins include lifetime free map updates. My Garmin is 6 years old and I can still update it free. That said I have had nearly any GPS, or any map phone app give bad directions at times. I tend to know about where I am going. I never blindly follow a GPS route.
mileshuff 06/15/20 08:23pm Technology Corner
RE: gps which one is best,second best

I can tell you that two years ago I bought a Garmin 770RV GPS and I'm not very happy with it. I still like using my I Phone with the Waze app. I use my phone in cities. Garmin when on the road. Too many areas lack cell signal on the road or in remote areas. Garmin keeps right on working.
mileshuff 06/15/20 08:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Rest Areas in Az, CA

I think the ones in AZ are only for truckers. Best if you assume they are not open. One on I-40 and one on I-17 have been closed for years but are now reopened for truckers only. All others I believe are open to everyone.
mileshuff 05/03/20 07:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Money from government

We got ours on the 15th. We had gotten a refund this year.
mileshuff 04/22/20 07:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

I too had an S5. Worked well for all these years but decided it was time for something new. Ended up with the new S20. Had to change carriers in order to get a good deal. Two for one so cost was $500 each, $40 a month for 24 months. Since I am not 55 I was able to go with a senior plan that dropped my phone bill well below my old cost even with the cost of the new S20. WAY faster than the S5. Love it.
mileshuff 04/20/20 01:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Forest Service closes all camp grounds in OR - Sept. 30th

“In the USA they are counting anyone who died and had Covid a Covid death regardless of actual cause.” Please document your source, miles, and who are “they?” It has been stated numerous times. Most recently by Dr. Deborah Brix in last weeks Covid briefing.
mileshuff 04/13/20 08:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HBO free streaming for April

^ Oh - sorry - we have a Roku and didn't have to do anything except add the channel. So far we've been too busy to watch anything, but maybe... I tried that. Opened the channel and first thing it wanted me to do is create a log in and offered me a free introductory subscription, then wanted all my personal info and a CC #. I didn't bother.
mileshuff 04/12/20 06:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Forest Service closes all camp grounds in OR - Sept. 30th

“This is getting out of hand.” What? It’s “out of hand” in Illinois...19,180 infected and 677 deaths. Oregon doesn’t want to follow Illinois. In the USA they are counting anyone who died and had Covid a Covid death regardless of actual cause. That isn't the same as other countries nor is it the same as they did with H1N1 or other global viruses in the USA.
mileshuff 04/12/20 06:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service closes all camp grounds in OR - Sept. 30th

The last time the parks were left open with few to no enforcement on site, the public trashed them. Just maybe you and I need to support our leaders in this case. This is what they've done in many Arizona state parks. No day use of the parks, hiking trails etc. All visitor centers and facilities are closed. Park open only for those with site reservations.
mileshuff 04/12/20 06:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service closes all camp grounds in OR - Sept. 30th

IMHO it is better to be safe than sorry. It is possible the shut down can be amended at a later date. Keeping the majority public safe outweighs the freedom (camping at that) of the few. Except that this is not the first pandemic we've had nor is it the worst. We never went to these lengths any of those other times. The 'cure' can easily be worse than the cause.
mileshuff 04/12/20 06:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OTR Indoor Antenna

I use this one from Clearsteam. It's available at Walmart or Bestbuy as well. I live about 40 miles from the nearest towers and it picks up everything perfect. I like the small 20" size. Never found any indoor antenna that would work very well. https://www.amazon.com/ClearStream-Indoor-Outdoor-Antenna-Mount/dp/B007RH5GZI/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2DVV7YQF0AWMW&dchild=1&keywords=clearstream+antenna&qid=1586226539&sprefix=clearstream%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-3
mileshuff 04/06/20 08:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon's free 15gig

TMobile is giving 20gb mobile hotspot free for at least till the end of April.
mileshuff 04/02/20 08:36pm Technology Corner
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