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RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Texas rest areas restrooms remain open (as of 4 days ago) with an "enhanced cleaning schedule". No tourist assistance staff are on duty.
BB_TX 03/29/20 09:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Colorado State Parks closure

Closing the campgrounds will greatly reduce people traveling to and from the parks and going into towns for supplies. Far fewer people will be traveling to the parks if they can use them for day use only. Traveling spreads disease from one area to another, one group of people to another. Who in turn spread it to other areas. That’s how all this started.
BB_TX 03/28/20 05:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: bathroom fan

RV roof vents
BB_TX 03/28/20 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: Buyers market?

RV sales follow the economy. When money is available people spend on non essential things such as expensive RVs. Sellers market. When money is tight people don't buy and may even have to sell. Buyers market. With so may workers being idled and nest eggs being sacked, there will be many starting to need any extra money they can come by. I would say buyers market now, and even more so in the weeks to come. But at some point it will suddenly end as things begin to settle out. Timing is anyone's guess. If you find a good deal then go for it without feeling like you are taking advantage of someone. If they need the money, then they need it now. If it is a good enough deal, someone is going to buy it for that price.
BB_TX 03/26/20 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: OTR Indoor Antenna

I have a relatively inexpensive indoor antenna from Walmart that I bought for home when the sat company stopped transmitting FOX network during price disputes. And later used it when the sat company and NBC were also fighting. Worked well for the couple weeks we used it both times. We are about 35 miles from the transmission towers. You can also buy a larger, greater range antenna and install in the attic that would likely give better and more reliable reception if you are very far from the towers. There are a numbet of transmitter tower locating web sites such as this one.
BB_TX 03/26/20 08:26am Technology Corner
RE: hydraulic cylinders

MHs and many 5ers have hydraulic cylinder controlled leveling legs that remain under pressure for long periods of time, That is what they are designed to do.
BB_TX 03/26/20 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I don’t think anyone can answer that. This is all new territory to everyone including those making the proclamations. Call ten authorities in Delaware and probably get ten different answers. I wouldn’t think they would be stopping out of state RVs passing thru on the highways. But who knows.
BB_TX 03/23/20 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ohio State Parks

Although it does force those currently there to go home or to a private RV park, it also stops new travelers from moving thru and into those areas in the near future thus reducing people movement. People who had planned to visit those parks in the coming days will most likely stay home rather than go to a private RV park. In addition to closing public parks, much of north Texas is moving into a shelter in place mode for everyone, meaning only essential travel allowed.
BB_TX 03/23/20 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving out of Gold Canyon, Which way to Flagstaff?

Been a number of years since I been there, and not in the RV, but 87 is about the same distance and certainly more scenic. But as I remember lots of winding curves and ups and downs and narrow two lane with little if any shoulders. Ultimately you still have to climb the same total in elevation. But I think due to ups and downs there will be more total up hill towing and more fuel usage. Take a look at google maps street view to get an idea of the highway.
BB_TX 03/22/20 09:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Yep. Farts definitely contain enough methane to be volatile. I have heard from unnamed sources back in my teen years :W that a fart, a tight pair of jeans and a cigarette lighter will create quite a flare. Not a good idea with shorts though. :E
BB_TX 03/21/20 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Park closures

Yea....they even shut down all the reservation websites across the USA. All that will be left will be private RV parks ($$$$). Not true. I just today rescheduled a reservation thru to a date later in the year as my May COE reservation has been cancelled due to park closure.
BB_TX 03/20/20 02:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad Time To Sell RV?

Yep, terrible time to try to sell. With people taking huge hits to their nest eggs and large numbers of workers being indefinitely idled, the numbers of active buyers is going to be significantly reduced. RVs don’t sell well in times of uncertainty.
BB_TX 03/20/20 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Senior Citizens Speak Up

As of yesterday the COE had not shut down campgrounds. Truth be told there is no reason to do this... Sites are generally far enough apart to be "Socially distant" you can wave but you got to get out and walk some to shake hands. Unfortunately not true. Got an email yesterday that my reservation for a COE has been canceled and my deposit refunded since they will be closed. Others on here have reported similar last 2-3 days about other COE parks.
BB_TX 03/19/20 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yosemite National Park closed

From the park website; Limited services are available in Yosemite National Park Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, visitor centers, museums, campgrounds, hotels, stores, restaurants, and shuttles are closed. Yosemite is open Looks like you can go in, but little services available and campgrounds are closed.
BB_TX 03/19/20 03:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Is it time to trip

I would not plan on any government operated park to remain open; local, state, federal, or COE. Just got an email that my reservation at a COE has been canceled as they are closed until further notice.
BB_TX 03/19/20 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Closed campgrounds

Private RV parks will likely remain open. But government operated local, state, federal, and COE parks probably not. I just got an email that our favorite COE park is closed, my reservation canceled, and my deposit refunded. :(
BB_TX 03/19/20 10:16am Full-time RVing
RE: Big Oak River Camp, Camp Wood, TX refused to return deposit

Their Policy: Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations more than 30 days before scheduled check-in date will receive 50% refund. Cancellations less than 30 days from scheduled check in date will forfiet payment received. Well....there we have it folks. Doesn’t get any more clear than that. Why even question it? Would be a much larger hit to him than to each of you.
BB_TX 03/18/20 07:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

Technically if the bolts have never been over stressed it is ok to reuse them. The problem comes in not knowing how tight the original installer tightened them. Did he use a torque wrench? Or did he follow the rule of if tight is good then tighter is better, and standing on it is great. For the costs of that few bolts I would also replace with new grade 8 bolts.
BB_TX 03/18/20 01:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Army Corps Of Engineers Parks Are Closing?

Private RV parks, although probably more expensive, will probably be the least likely to shut down. Wouldn’t be surprised to see all government parks, local/state/federal, closing.
BB_TX 03/17/20 06:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane Auto Changeover

Sorry. I don’t use an auto change over. I want to know unmistakably that one of my tanks is empty. I switch over manually and have the empty refilled pronto. X2 I have an auto change over but leave 1 tank valved off until the other is empty. That works fine unless you enjoy cold weather camping and wake up freezing at 2 am because your tank ran empty.
BB_TX 03/17/20 02:39pm Tech Issues
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