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RE: Cerro Gordo?

We've been to or through Cerro Gordo several times over the years. Lots of interesting mining history at that location. It too bad that one of its great buildings, the American Hotel, burned down a couple of years ago. The main road up from the town of Keeler is usually well graded, but has steep and switch-backed sections. I'd agree that a high clearance vehicle is best. All other roads to/from Cerro Gordo can be serious 4x4 challenges. Call the caretaker at Cerro Gordo to verify if a tour is available when you want to visit. On a clear day the views across the Owens Valley to the Sierras are wonderful. Art
older_fossil 06/02/21 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 50 Amp Usage Question

Granted very few 50A RVs have 240V appliances but some do. Our Allegro Bus is basically all electric (except the AquaHot on diesel). Our main induction cooktop needs 240V to work. When on a 30A service we break out a portable induction burner that runs on 120V. I've heard that sometimes rigs will have 240V clothes dryers. Our uses 120V, slower but gets the job done. Art
older_fossil 04/22/21 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: printer on the road

For RV use, we've been happy with a Canon PIXMA compact inkjet printer. We've had an IP110 for the past 5 years. Because of the small ink cartridge size, I wouldn't recommend one for heavy use, but would for occasional use. We've been amazed at how long ours sometimes sits without head clogging issues. And it is wireless, so either of our computer can print on it and very compact for storage.
older_fossil 03/08/21 10:10am Technology Corner
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

Probably meaning US-2, a federal highway that runs east-west across the top of the US below the Canadian border. We took a part of it from North Dakota to Glacier NP last summer. I see it on the map. Was it noticeably slower than the interstate? I'm interested in seeing the West but not at wagon train speed :B While much of the part we drove was two lane, it is a fairly straight road since much of Montana is pretty flat. As you approach the Rockies in the western part, the scenery gets more varied. I don't recall the small towns being a traffic issue, just reduced speeds for a mile or so. As posted before, consider a different return road, depending on where you are planning arriving and leaving the Yellowstone area.
older_fossil 03/08/21 09:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

If you want to get off the Interstate for a while check out RT 2 runs east and west and will let you see the way people live.If you do go to Custer SP check out the"iron Mountain" road Which state are you referring to? There's a lot of RT 2's around. Probably meaning US-2, a federal highway that runs east-west across the top of the US below the Canadian border. We took a part of it from North Dakota to Glacier NP last summer.
older_fossil 03/07/21 08:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Cell coverage in Death Valley

While there are a few spots where distant towers can be hit, the vast majority of the park has no signals. Don't depend on a cell phone in that area. A few years ago Verizon put in a small cell in the Furnace Creek area. When we were last there in Feb. 2019, we had a fair 3G signal at Sunset CG, and a Verizon roaming partner over in Stovepipe Wells. I don't know if anything has changed since then. Art
older_fossil 02/16/21 09:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Death Valley NP

Good Afternoon, I'm planning a trip to Death Valley and never been in that area. I was wondering the best staging area to camp, preferably an hour or so outside the park? I have a 9 month old so would like to limit the miles from San Diego to the park (w/o the little one I would just drive all the way inside the park). We're open to boondocking or can check in to a campsite. Also, should I enter the park on the west or eastern side? Any general knowledge of the area would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance! I have an F150 with a Jayco Jayfeather. Do you have any idea of what you'd like to see in the park? The park is huge and getting to some areas can involve a lot of driving time. We've spent many winter seasons exploring 4x4 trails all over that area. As a first timer, I'd probably suggest staying in the Furnace Creek area and visit some of the well known sites out of there. I would suggest not trying to visit between about May through September for a first visit. From SD, I'd think the easiest/fastest route would be I-15 to Baker then 127 to Death Valley Junction and 190 into the park. 190 from the east is an easier descent/climb than going over Townes Pass from the west. Feel free to ask questions about the park. Art
older_fossil 01/31/21 07:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping options for Moab, Utah Area

I'd want to have two base locations to really explore those national parks. I'd recommend a park in or near Moab for Arches and Canyonlands. For Capitol Reef I'd recommend Fruita Campground in the park if boondocking is ok, or in Torrey if full hookups are wanted/needed. If you have a vehicle that can do some of the back roads there is lots more that can be explored. Art
older_fossil 01/25/21 05:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Aquahot issues

Doug, I had two issues. Pump #2 had been replaced but was air locked. Pump #3 had failed and Rudy bypassed it and pump #2 is taking its place. Please state Model Number of Aqua Hot. There are NO extra pumps. So if pump "3" is bad, then that is the Stir Pump and has to operate independently. Most Aqua Hots have just 2 Zones, hence 2 Zone Pumps. LARGER models will have 3 Zones and 3 Zone Pumps. BUT at no time can you run 2 zones on one pump. Is it because he had no parts available? So, you are awaiting a part(Pump) and complete fix? Doug The original post stated that it is a 450D (same as ours). The only thing I can think of is if he has the engine preheat option, one could swap that pump with the failed pump until a replacement is available. I agree that a bit more detail on what was done would be useful. Art
older_fossil 01/18/21 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aquahot issues

If you go to: Aquahot Library You can download manuals for the 450D, most importantly the service manual which contains a decent troubleshooting section. Also Roger Berke has a site which contains a great forum for discussing hydronic heater problems, including the Aquahot units. Roger Berke's website. Art
older_fossil 01/12/21 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aquahot issues

Find the display panel for your Aquahot and look for red leds lit when the system should be heating or providing hot water. The diesel burner needs to be on and working properly to provide continuous hot water. If as stated before the stir pump has failed, hot water temperature will be highly variable. As for the front not getting heat, if that zone pump is out or the check valve is stuck the floor register can't deliver heat. Does the fan in the floor register come on? If the problem is in the 2015 Monaco in your original post, that is the time frame that Aquahot was shipping units with failure prone pumps. We've replaced all 4 Aquahot pumps in our rig built in August 2015. HTH, Art
older_fossil 01/12/21 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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