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RE: Wine Country north of San Francisco

Many years ago we used to visit Napa Valley frequently. Nice wines, wasn't crowded and was affordable. Not any more. So many are up to $50+ to taste. Couple of our favorites are Sequoia Grove and Plumpjack. Instead, try Sonoma area wineries. Some are expensive but plenty are $25 or less to taste. East of San Francisco is Livermore with quite a few good wineries. I agree with many who love Paso Robles wineries. If anyone needs a list of recommendations I have been to the majority of wineries in Paso. Many excellent ones and few to avoid. Further south we also love the Buellton/Solvang wineries.
mileshuff 09/08/21 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dometic Awning LED strip very very dim.

Well We are just 2 of many people that prefer to sit and enjoy nature, night stars and the sounds of silence and those LED lights are still too bright for both of us!…Hope you turn them off, thank You…. I too enjoy nature. We spend most of our time outside the trailer. Very difficult to eat dinner when I cannot see food! Sure can use lanterns etc. but those have their own set of issues. If you enjoy the silence then camp further away from others where lights are not an issue!! Boondocking is awesome, far way from anyone.
mileshuff 09/03/21 02:24pm Tech Issues
Dometic Awning LED strip very very dim.

My 5th wheel is now 7 years old. The LED strip on the underside of awning has become very dim. All leds are lit just dim. Hard to look at wiring as it is buried inside trailer walls except for a few inches at the end of the led strip. When trailer was new these lights were very bright. Is it common for led strips to become dimmer with age rather than individual leds completely fail? New Dometic brand strip is $99 on Amazon but I see numerous odd brand strips for as little as $20. Any of the cheap strips good?
mileshuff 09/02/21 09:52pm Tech Issues
RE: CA National Forests closed for two weeks

Arizona had closed all forests in July due to fires. This included 4th of July weekend. They had nearly all roads into the forests blocked with forest service, police and others stationed at the road entrances. Even the small dirt forest service roads had someone stationed there to block. Could get thru only if you could prove you lived there. Private campgrounds were opened but nearly all had a no open flame policy. AZ has had quite a bit of monsoon rains lately so they lifted the bans in most areas. Hope CA gets some rain as well.
mileshuff 09/02/21 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

Your trailer's OE tire size was ST225/75R15. Many of the ST tire manufacturers now provide that size with a steel cased LRF. OE tire is 16" on the 2014 26FWRKS. I believe they changed to 15" in 2015 and later along with a lower rated axle. Glad I got the 2014!
mileshuff 08/26/21 10:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

What caused the blowouts? Tread separation, sidewall blowout, or other stuff? May be time for a cheap TPMS to see what that tire is doing. Tread separation all three times. I check tire pressure and adjust if needed before every trip. I set them to the max rated at 80 PSI.
mileshuff 07/31/21 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

Is there somewhere you go on a regular basis that could cause damage to that RR tire, a curb, rock, etc ? Nope. Almost all highway towing miles. Possibly how it is normally parked with sun shining on it.
mileshuff 07/31/21 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

From what I can find online, the standard tire size for your truck is 265/75R16. The standard Defender weight rating is is 2756 lbs/tire. There is an LT265R16 (load range E - 10 ply rating) version that is 3415 lbs/tire. They also make a LT285/75R16 version that is 3750 lbs/tire. After multiple blowouts I would want these ! Inflate to the pressure recommended by the TIRE MANUFACTURER ! All tires have been factory size at LT265/70R17. All have been E rated 10 ply. Current LTX M/S are rated at 3195 lb at 80 PSI. Very similar to the other tires I've had.
mileshuff 07/31/21 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

The last three sets of tires on my 2007 Ram 2500 have had one tire blow out. Always the same, passenger side rear. Have not weighed my trailer but specs are 7,000 dry, GVWR 10,500, pin weight 1,500. Probably closer to 1,800 to 2,000 lb pin weight. I tow with all tanks empty. I keep rear tires at 80 PSI checked before every trip. First two sets were Michelin LTX MS and MS2. Third set was Yokahama YK-HTX. All blow outs occurred around 3-4 years with 25-30,000 miles on them. Tons of tread left. Have new set #4 on now, Michelin Defender LTS MS. Why can't I get more than 3 years and 25,000 miles on my truck tires?
mileshuff 07/31/21 10:50am Tow Vehicles
Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

Currently have XPS Ribs on my 5th wheel. Great tire but they are now 7 years old. Tons of tread left but feel 7 years is pushing my luck. Looking to replace but XPS Ribs are costly. Are there cheaper alternatives that are just as reliable? Have had blow outs with factory china bombs. They don't last long here in the hot desert southwest. What about Bridgestone Duravis (not sure which model), or possibly Maxxis? What else?
mileshuff 07/31/21 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Maybe 550 is not so bad, after all . . . "

Reminds me of the movie RV.
mileshuff 06/16/21 01:10pm Roads and Routes
Good place for 1 night stop in Yuma or Indio

Headed to Escondido but will need to stop at either Yuma or Indio depending on which route we decide on. Typically we stop at one of the casinos and park for free but it is now summer and way too hot to stop without A/C. Where is an RV park with easy on/off highway access to stop for the night? Somewhere easy to pull into spot after dark.
mileshuff 06/10/21 09:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cell phone. Carrier

Doesn't help when camping either. True except I do not generally expect cell service when camping in remote areas. No carrier has towers in such areas around me. Too many mountains block signal and am a long ways from any civilization.
mileshuff 05/26/21 03:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone. Carrier

If you live where no carrier has towers then ask the carrier to give you a local hotspot tower. T-Mobile sent me one free of charge. It uses my WiFi to create a mini T-Mobile tower inside my home. Doesn't help driving around but allows my phones to work in my homes without issue.
mileshuff 05/21/21 08:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Rv Park with Pine trees

Not sure I follow. You're from Northern Arizona and would like trees for a change of pace? Much of Northern and eastern AZ is heavily forested. Bullhead city is in the desert so I can understand that! Easiest would be to head to Williams on I-40. We love Grand Canyon Railroad RV resort but it doesn't have a lot of trees. Just down the road is Circle Pine which is forested. Williams is a fun route 66 town with lots to do. Grand Canyon is not far, Bearizona animal park, Deer Petting Zoo, lakes and more nearby. Near Williams is Circle Pine. Near Alpine is Coronado Trail Near Flagstaff is Woody Mountain If you do not need full hookups, many of the forest service campgrounds are heavily wooded such as Rim or Ponderosa. Eastern AZ has some of the most scenic campgrounds. Big Lake, A1 Lake, Horseshoe and many others.
mileshuff 05/18/21 03:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broken rear window

Just had a large 3 panel frameless window replaced on my 5th wheel. The top panel had shattered. I used duct tape to hold the glass together until I could get it replaced. I have glass coverage on my insurance so called them. They made arrangements with a local RV glass installer as well as Lippert who made the window. Took 4 weeks for them to get the glass in and local shop came out and installed it. Shop said they never replace the glass only. Always the entire window assembly. Too many issues and complaints after replacing glass itself. In the corner of all windows is a code that specifies the manufacture of the glass. On mine it indicated Lippert. On Lippert windows the part # is on a sticker on the inside of the frame. Have to remove all screws and pull off mounting rig to expose the label. Once that was known, the ordered and exact replacement. Note that RV windows are often expensive, $500-$1000.
mileshuff 05/02/21 09:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

Just installed a set of Torklift Glowsteps on my 5th wheel. Won't have it out on the road until end of the month and will post a review. Easy install except on my 5'er my old steps were welded in place so had to cut them out. They work perfect at my storage facility where the Lippert or MoreRyde type steps would be too long to fold out without hitting trailer next to mine.
mileshuff 05/02/21 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: For sale ads?

Nope. Thanks, thought I had remembered a classified forum here years ago.
mileshuff 05/02/21 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
For sale ads?

Is it allowed to post RV/Fifth Wheel related items for sale?
mileshuff 05/02/21 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Streets & Trips Replacement

I still use Streets and Trips for basic routing. Nothing else works as well. So much easier and faster than alternatives. Hasn't been updated since 2013 so it certainly isn't perfect when traveling in areas I'm new too.
mileshuff 04/29/21 03:56pm Technology Corner
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