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RE: why?

You are maybe a little too early! Most if Not All of the RV Parks that We frequent in the Winter are closed for the Summer Months! We usually don't try to contact any of them until closer to the end of September!
robatthelake 09/13/15 05:24pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: El Mirador RV Park & Restaurant, Huatabampo, Son.

I suspect that they are just closed during the Summer Months ! I wonder if the Road out at the South End has been repaired!
robatthelake 09/13/15 05:20pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Who has Solar/ what controller/panels?

We have 3 X 75 Watt PV Panels on the Roof and a 4th 80 Watt Panel that We sometimes set up at Our Base Camp wherever that happens to be? The Motorhome has 4X 6 Volt Golf Cart Batteries wired to provide 12 Volts ,which supply plenty of power to the House. Most of the Lights are LED there are also some Flourescents that are seldom used so have not been converted! The 32 " Smart Television ,Blu-Ray Player,Satelite Receiver and Bose Sound System run off the Original Invertor. The Refer and Water Heater are typical 2 Way RV Units. The Genset is a 7.5 KW Onan Quiet Diesel. We have Boondocked for up to Six Weeks at a time and have never run short on Either Electricity or Propane.we seldom run the Generator when Dry Camping depending on the Solar Panels to keep Us topped up! A typical Evening Is spent watching TV , just as We do in Our Stick House! Or if We are entertaining , a Game or two of Cards . We don't particularly watch what Our Energy Usage is ,even though it is easy to monitor on the Tri Metric Display ! We have been spending Our Winters in Mexico and the South Western USA so there is no shortage of Sunshine. The Morningstar Controller is set to provide 14.8 Volts peak and will charge those Batteries to 100 % in just a few Hours. Water levels in the Batteries do require monitoring so I keep a gallon or two of Distilled Water on hand to top up from time to time. Like so many RV related subject , a little Common sense goes a long way in managing the On board Systems!
robatthelake 09/12/15 06:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Precious Honorable Instruction Manual

Bought a large and very expensive piece of processing equipment many years ago that had a wet and Dry section. The Safety label read " These Parts be Hotting for a Warm Wind of Drying!" We laughed about that for Years!
robatthelake 09/11/15 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Digital temperature gun FYI

Another Two Thumbs Up for Canadian Tire! We only ever buy there when the item is On Sale! Compared to Harbor Freight they are Much more Up Town and compete with the likes of Walmart in many departments. Prices in Stores here in Canada are priced slightly higher in Canadian Dollars than the same merchandise south of the border, but because of the current exchange rate Americans will save a bundle by shopping here right now! Just fill up on Gas in the U.S. ...Its Cheaper and You will experience Long Waits at the Border!
robatthelake 09/07/15 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: FMM online

You do not get the FMM or any other Personal Immigration Permits on line. When applying for the TIP there is a Prescreening Application as a part of the process! This is a way for the Mexican Government Agency to prevent fraudulent applications . You are still required to apply for the Immigration Permit upon arrival at the Border . Having this pre approval form in your possession does not eliminate this step!
robatthelake 09/06/15 10:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 275/70R22.5 to replace 235/80R22.5 Michelin

Our 1998 Dutch Star Tires were upgraded by Newmar in a recall, when the vehicle was only a few Months Old . They are 275/22.5 Tires which as stated by J Rooster are the same size used by many Semi Truck and Trailer operators. Yes they are slightly harder compound than the RV Only Tires , but there is not enough difference to tell in My Butts opinion . They are also much more readily available ,and in a variety of Brands compared to the Michelins, so I feel. Better knowing that I can find replacements everywhere I travel.
robatthelake 09/05/15 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would this one work?

Why not just Glue a piece Styrofoam to the existing Door/Vent! Fill any leaks with Mono Foam! If I was replacing Mine I would be insulating the whole RV wall behind the Fridge ,before installing any residential style fridge with Aluminum covered Foam Board and Mono Foam . The Original Vent cover can just stay in Place in case an RV Fridge is installed by a future owner!
robatthelake 09/05/15 10:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: tire monitoring system

We have one in our Honda Tow Car! I thought it was a good idea so started asking questions and have really had mixed reviews. More Negative than positive so far ,but will continue monitoring! No pun intended!
robatthelake 09/02/15 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield sunscreen?

Find an Auto wrecker , look for a junked Fan Clutch ! There are some very powerful magnets installed in those that could be used for the intended purpose!
robatthelake 08/30/15 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: inside engine access

Or Google opening locks with a ball point pen top! Apparently this is supposed to be doable ,I have not tried it!
robatthelake 08/30/15 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: master cylinder

Time to take it for a visit to a proper Brake Repair Shop! Remember the old saying if it won't stop ,don't start it!
robatthelake 08/30/15 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: from the frying pan....

The Exchange Rate certainly Sucks right now but I wonder in the long run what this really means! With Oil prices in the toilet and Living in a Country with an Oil based Economy We really need to be careful when making financial decisions !
robatthelake 08/26/15 10:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding generator switch on dash

If You already have an inside Start/Stop switch it is only necessary to run parallel wires to an identical switch located wherever You want it! You can also purchase a Remote start Switch and wiring harness from an Onan Dealer, assuming that one is available for that model!
robatthelake 08/10/15 02:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: San Felipe or Puerto Penasco?

Either choice is a good place to start! Neither is particularly dangerous, but common sense should always prevail whenever travelling to a foreign Country. We have been to both places and cannot place either one over the other! We had Fun in Both!
robatthelake 08/10/15 02:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Boondocking in Mexico

Sounds like You have thought this plan out ! Your choice of Vehicles is good and practical! I think that taking them into Belize is Not a Good Idea though!
robatthelake 08/10/15 02:13pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Peso hits all time low

We stay at a park that quotes only in Pesos! Yes the exchange rate sucks right now ,but in the long run Our Economy will be better for it! The U.S. dollar is so greatly inflated that Exports from the U.S. Will suffer! Get ready for more cheap Imports from abroad to kick the American manufacturing industry in the Teeth!
robatthelake 08/01/15 08:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Wi-Fi hot spot

Do any of You remember when Radio Shack was just a Single Store that had a Catalog Department!? When I was about 12 or 13 I Would order things like Diodes and Simple printed circuit boards to build radios etc. They may just be returning to their Roots!
robatthelake 08/01/15 01:28pm Technology Corner
RE: You can no longer get an on line permit in canada?

You must use Internet Explorer In order to connect properly to the Banjercito Web Site , You can't get in with other Web Browsers! I have tried and failed several times before remembering this!
robatthelake 08/01/15 12:40pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Marcus? Camping World? GSRA? -- um.... disappointed....

I'm not complaining about them either ,however it does seem to Me that they are sending out too many Solicitations for renewal of Services ,well before they should! Save the Postage Marcus!
robatthelake 08/01/15 09:38am General RVing Issues
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