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RE: 441

Most years there is no problem, but the typical weather for the area is highly variable. Just watch the conditions the week of your trip. It is extremely rare for an extended forecast to be useful to make that drive. This year has been much warmer and much dryer than normal. If the current pattern does not change, you are just as likely to get road closures due to fire and smoke as weather. The US Forest Service has already moved a 'Sky Crane' fire fighting helicopter into the Macon County NC airport in anticipation of a bad fire season. 2016 was the year that Gatlinburg came very close to being being totally lost, and this years fire conditions for the area are just as bad or worse in the area.
ncscz 10/10/19 11:48am Roads and Routes
RE: I-26 and I-40 Asheville questions.

A landslide has 74W closed. They are saying Wednesday to re-open...but that has changed from Monday and so on. Better check that it's open when you go, if you decide on that way. I am heading that way Friday to the Tail of the Dragon. I know that's not the route you asked about, just a heads up. thank you for that heads up. approx what area is that? i checked on nc dot for closures and couldn't find it. The slides were in Swain County through the Nantahala Gorge. The Nantahala Outdoor Center was unreachable and cancelled all Nantahala River excursions earlier this week, but now have re-opened partial hours. The NCDOT is still working the slide areas restoring guard rails and other repairs so there will be some some delay through the gorge. Since this is Labor Day weekend, the NCDOT made a MAJOR effort to re-open the road for all the river outfitters in the gorge. This is the area that was hit by very large wildfires in November 2016.
ncscz 08/27/19 11:15am Roads and Routes
RE: New GPS needed

if we used a dedicated tablet, would the gps function use gps data directly or cell phone signals? MAYBE -- it will depend on the tablet - not all tablet GPS capabilities are the same. Look very closely at the specs before you select a tablet. I have successfully used a Asus and a Samsung tablet (both WiFi only) as gps. As long as I kept the maps updated, it worked very well.
ncscz 08/03/19 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Gauge

ncscz 08/03/19 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: What is your favorite COE CG in Georgia

It is not a COE Campground but a Hart State Park on Lake Hartwell has always been on our best liked -- but we only go in the off season. https://i.imgur.com/38qSgUzl.jpg
ncscz 07/29/19 11:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: "How did we do" ...everybody wants a survey

Hear a guy on the radio... He was a tourist in Tokyo and randomly picked a restaurant for a quick bite. Five minutes after he left he got a text asking for a review. Never researched the restaurant and payed cash so how did they know he was there. Now days, a lot of people have their wifi on all the time so his phone may have talked with the wifi network at the restaurant. Just a thought. Does not matter if WiFi was turned on or not. If your phone was on, you will be tracked by Google, Apple, Facebook or someone else and your location will be sold by them. Just about every app that is installed will have a 'use location' prompt. Even if you disallow use of location when you install the app, it can get enabled on an update. Updates to operating system files are very good at hiding the 'you approve us to ...' text in the installation/update process.
ncscz 07/28/19 11:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Computer shuts off

If you absolutely can't cure it, you might try to take it to a specialty computer shop, or back everything up(or hope you have already), and do a clean reinstall of windows 10. Yea it's a pain, but it does really help the unit. Or clear the cache and cookies or download Ccleaner(which will do it) from Piroform see if that helps. All you need is the free version. If it is Windows 10, look under 'Updates and Security'. There is an option to 'Reset'. You can elect to keep all your personal files or to remove them. It then re-installs Windows. After you complete the re-install there is a period of time where you can elect to "undo" the re-install and go back to your broken system.
ncscz 03/05/19 01:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Computer shuts off

As with any computer support question the first question should always be "what changed?" In your instance you mentioned a new logitech mouse 2 weeks old. Was anything else changed recently? Do you have the old mouse or can you borrow a mouse off another computer to swap in and see if the problem persists? THAT is the trail I would be following -- I would do a system restore back to BEFORE you attached a new mouse. If you loaded software with the mouse, or if Windows updated a driver when you attached it, that could be your problem. If THAT happened, even going back to an old mouse is most likely to have the same issue. If your 'swapped' mouse was the other new one that you got the same day it is almost guaranteed to act the same way.
ncscz 03/04/19 01:12pm Technology Corner
RE: I-40 west of asheville closed

NC DOT had a news conference today at noon. They will be opening 1 lane each direction as of 2PM today. Best estimate as of today is that 2 lanes in each direction will resume the 1st week of April.
ncscz 02/28/19 11:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Does This RV Layout Exist?

... A cab over bed only and the rest of it a living, dining, kitchen and bathroom? ... Anyone aware of a layout like this? Winnebago used to have a rear kitchen, dinette and bath in middle and overhead bed Class C. It was 20-22 foot length and was on Ford or Chevy dual rear wheel chassis. I do not know when that floor plan was ended, but I believe that there were still units available as new when I last bought an rv in early 2004.
ncscz 01/23/19 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any stunt pilots on here

1946 Beech Staggerwing This one moved from 1A5 to PDK in the 2nd half of 2014. There were plans at that time to do a full restoration but I do not know if it was ever undertaken. If you cannot locate information on this plane directly, try searching some of the aviation photography web sites for information on any Staggerwing.
ncscz 12/24/18 12:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Verizon V Consumer Cellular or others

... Consumer Cellular uses the AT&T GSM networks so you have the exact same coverage as a full price plan through AT&T. There is no reduction of the AT&T service just because it's via Consumer Cellular. This may not be true in all locations - If you have a full price AT&T (or Verizon) plan and you are in a location that has no AT&T towers, there may be a sharing agreement (used to be called roaming) so that your AT&T phone will still work. But your Tracfone/StraightTalk/CC/etc phone that uses AT&T towers will not work. This was true in 2013 when I was working & had a company phone - it might have changed since then.
ncscz 12/20/18 11:52am Technology Corner
RE: Liesure Travel Vans Unity CB

The traditional definitions of RV Classes: Class A: A motor home built on a stripped truck chassis where the driving compartment is an integral part of the RV interior. Class B: A motor home created from a van. The living space is constrained by the dimensions of the van. The roof may be lifted. Class C : A motor home built on a cut-away van or truck chassis, including the cab. Overhead structure is not a factor in B/C definition. R-Vision started the confusion in the early 2000's. Their Class C without an overhead bed was named " R-Vision Trail Lite B-Plus".
ncscz 12/14/18 12:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Your opinion on this one

In 1992 a popular Class C tire was 8.00X16½ - which is a tire size that can be problematic to find today. If that is what it uses, make sure you know where you will find them and how much that will cost.
ncscz 11/27/18 11:27am Class C Motorhomes
Power Company Smart Meter question

Looking for someone with experience correcting the RF interference from a Power Company Smart Meter. The day that the meters were installed the remote gate openers all quit working. The key pad to open the gate is at the bottom of a 20% grade slope, never gets sun during the day and is covered with pine needles this time of the year. The neighbors with trailers are having problems getting restarted up the hill after a full stop to key in the open code. The power pedestal at the gate is an L channel frame with meter and breaker box on one side and a steel box on the other side. The control box contains a gate control circuit board, a timer and receiver with an external antenna. There are 3 circuits in breaker panel - 1 for lighting, 1 for a power outlet, and 1 for gate controller. The gate control panel has 6" antenna coming out of the box for remote controls (garage door opener). They all stopped working the same day the smart meter was installed. There is only about 12-14" distance between the meter and the antenna. My question - how far from the meter will the antenna need to be to avoid interference? Or would it be possible to shield the antenna from the meter? Thanks for any input.
ncscz 11/17/18 01:46pm Around the Campfire
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