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RE: App to tell us when we're near a place on our bucket list?

this might work. https://youtu.be/uBoRIwXWZIU?si=HNEFMTvqwvj939f1 https://www.makeuseof.com/top-location-based-reminder-apps/ https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/create-location-based-reminder-ios/
rk911 09/21/23 02:16pm Technology Corner
RE: What to do when you are not camping for awhile

if you have lead acid batteries you can either fully charge them then remove the negative cable, leave them on a trickle charger or remove them to a garage or shed. you should be fine for the winter. if you have AGM batteries you shouldn't have to do anything except fully charge them before storage. i'd winterize the plumbing either with pink RV/Marine antifreeze or by blowing out the lines with compressed air. see your owner's manual for specific directions. be sure the tires are inflated. i always stuffed the fridge and freezer with crumpled up newspapers to reduce/inhibit mildew. and leave the doors to the fridge and freezer cracked open. remove anything that can freeze. food, aeresol cans, liquids, etc. from the kitchen and bathroom(s). best advice...head south!
rk911 09/17/23 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Help understanding Charging System on my RV.

on our class A gasser, the inverter/converter charger is supplied with power either by the hookup post, genny or the engine alternator. - the engine alternator charges the house batteries which, in turn, provided 12 VDC to the 12volt appliances, furnace, water pump, and lights as well as to the inverter which powered SOME 120VAC appliances (fridge, tv sets, microwave) and SOME 120VAC outlets. Coach Air Conditioning was NOT powered by the inverter. - the hookup post and genny provide power to everything...all outlets, appliances, air cond, 12vdc items, etc.
rk911 09/16/23 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interesting situation to park RV

you'd need permission from the property owner.
rk911 09/14/23 08:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dump Tank Extension Needed

and leaving the gray tank open is a bad idea for reasons other than the flies. and open gray tank valve allows gas from the dump connection to flow thru the hose and up thru the exhaust pipe on the roof. not good for the neighbors.
rk911 09/13/23 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: Facing Prostate Surgery

Had my surgery on July 31st and was supposed to stay just one night in the hospital for observation. But, there was a complication. An Illeus developed in my small intestine...essentially a blockage when a part of the small intestine did not wake up from the anesthesia. This resulted in a 2-week stay in the hospital, one horrible week with an NG tube thru my nose into my stomach, two blown IVs and not much sleep. I've been home for about a month now and feeling about 90% of normal. Getting more 'regular' every day but still not sleeping well (but I haven't slept well in years) and my stamina is still not 100% restored meaning I tire quickly. I've been driving for the last 2-weeks and appetite is good. On the plus side...the nurses and aides at the hospital were absolute angels! They got me thru this. Despite their workload they all found time to just talk with me and walk with me. Several even came to visit me after their 13-hr shift was over and one even brought me a birthday present. I kept track of their names and am writing a letter to the hospital admin staff praising each of them for their part in easing my pain and stress. The other good news is the biopsy showed no sign of cancer! The take-a-way? I did this to myself. I knew I needed prostate surgery but I procrastinated for 2-years until I couldn't ignore it any longer. Have an annual prostate exam every year starting at age 40. I don't want to see anyone go thru the hell I did.
rk911 09/10/23 11:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Illinois I-55 or I-57

Which is a better road from St. Louis to Chicago area...I-55 or I-57? Chicago are is a big place. Where in Chicago area?
rk911 09/10/23 10:34am Roads and Routes
RE: What insurance do you carry on your TOAD?

Hi there, All. After about 15 years of RV'ing, we're about to start towing a little car behind us. Just wondering, what insurance do you carry on the vehicle? Just liability, or everything, like most people insure their daily drivers? Thanks in advance for your consideration. full coverage. when not bring towed it IS our daily driver. recommend you do the same.
rk911 08/28/23 02:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wireless bluetooth thermometers?

You do not want Blue Tooth. as it is very short range. perhaps 200 feet give or take you want Wi-Fi and a "house" router so that you can leave the RV connected to the internet and monitor using the internet from miles away. Im not at all tech savvy, Could I use my wifes cell phone as a hotspot and monitor the thermometer from my phone? yes. good plan.
rk911 08/25/23 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wireless bluetooth thermometers?

Give this a look. Worked well monitoring the temps in our 3-season room while we were snowbirding. Temp Stick But leaving your pet alone is a roll of the dice. Temps in the RV can climb rapidly in the event of a power failure. Good travels.
rk911 08/24/23 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I Close My Low Point Drain?

that drain should have a shuttle **** or lever to close it. open it only when you want to empty the fresh water tank.
rk911 08/16/23 01:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Rank your RV issues

just slide-out issues.
rk911 08/13/23 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Help with Refrigerator Decision

we stored our class A with a Whirlpool resi fridge in the heat of summer and cold of winter. only trbl was auto ice maker. get some ice cube trays…pblm solved.
rk911 08/06/23 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help with Refrigerator Decision

providing you can get it inside residential is the way! get a bigger inverter or one dedicated only to the fridge. same with the battery bank.
rk911 08/06/23 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selling an RV/payment

Bought a used Prevost a few years back. Transferred over $100,000 from my brokerage to checking. A week or so later went to the bank and got a cashiers check made out to the seller(dealer). If someone wanted to rob me they would have gotten a worthless check since it was made out to the seller already. None of these transactions created any kind of IRS/Government related intervention. It's just business as usual for the bank, the consumer and the dealer. Those that choose to deal in cash only for very large transactions are going to find it difficult trying to make it a smooth and easy transaction. We did the same thing about a month ago but for about half Lou's amount...also for a new vehicle. In our case the dealer accepted our personal check for the entire sales amount.
rk911 07/29/23 08:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selling an RV/payment

https://money.usnews.com/banking/articles/what-is-a-cashiers-check-and-how-do-i-get-one#:~:text=Unless%20a%20cashier%27s%20check%20is,fraudulent%20may%20be%20held%20longer. https://www.investopedia.com/personal-finance/certified-check-vs-cashiers-check-which-safer/ https://wallethub.com/edu/cashiers-check-scams/16192
rk911 07/29/23 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Selling an RV/payment

when you cash the check do not walk out of the bank with all that money. have the bank issue you a cashier's check that you'll take to your bank to deposit. No, I don't want to deal with banks. My question was about cash transaction. Walking out is fine, as soon as the buyer isn't shady. I will not sell to a shady buyer, have pretty good spidey sense about people. Just want to make sure I won't be given fake cash, so won't sell to cash directly one on one. Banks parking lots are pretty safe, and I'd drive around to lose anyone who might be trailing me (I've been around some dangerous places in this world, know the procedure) good luck. i think you're taking on a load of unnecessary risk but I hope this works out for you.
rk911 07/28/23 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selling an RV/payment

when you cash the check do not walk out of the bank with all that money. have the bank issue you a cashier's check that you'll take to your bank to deposit.
rk911 07/28/23 04:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selling an RV/payment

I will be selling my RV a few months later and need to understand how I can safely receive a payment. I want to sell to a private party. It's going to be selling for 40-45K. Receiving bank wire won't work for me. I will ask buyer to give me cashier's check of a bank that has local, branch, I think. I want to be able to go to the branch in person and cash the check and also first verify that the check is good, before I sign the title over. Had anyone done a sale like this? What are the steps with cashier's check handling to make sure one won't get defrauded? why is a wire txfr no good. very safe. otherwise meet at a branch of the bank the check is drawn from to verify authenticity.
rk911 07/28/23 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shore power vs Batter maintainer

unless your converter/charger is a newer 'smart' device that will sense when the batteries are fully charged and will then revert to maintenance or float mode use an external device that will do that.
rk911 07/27/23 08:42pm Tech Issues
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