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RE: Best Route from Fresno to Camp Pendleton

And there you go with 3 basic routes. 405, 210, 58. :@ Sorry just can't consider 5 or 101! :?
CA Traveler 01/27/20 08:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route from Fresno to Camp Pendleton

99, 5, 405, 5. Midday through LA.
CA Traveler 01/27/20 07:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling with TT in Bay Area

Where are you going?
CA Traveler 01/26/20 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling with TT in Bay Area

You can cross all of the bridges. Recommend you get the FasTrak and use those lanes. If you are not sure then use the truck lanes. GG north free. GG south no toll takers and you don't stop. FasTrak or pre or post pay. Take 19th Ave through SF, never 101.
CA Traveler 01/26/20 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

What I'm looking for is a used car perhaps a nice used 2014 -2017 that I can use as a daily driver with AWD and auto trans that gets respectable mpg and has 4 doors so I can also use it to transport my elderly parents when needed that's comfortable and somewhat luxurious with leather and quiet which has easy entry on the passenger side for both the front and rear occupants.The 14 CRV meets your requirements. Moving up the ladder is the 17 Lincoln MKX, owners manual says it can be flat towed. Both of these cars are AWD. My 14 Grand Cherokee Overland can be flat towed. However only those with the right drive train. It's heavy at 5200 lbs and it's high which may not be suitable for seniors. 4WD and definitely not as comfortabe ride as the others above - think truck like ride. Warning. EPS is a popular steering setup for newer cars for various reasons. But various makes and models DO NOT have adequate damping to be towed and can develop wobble when flat towed. Google Death Wobble. Hydraulic steering does not have this problem. This can occur for aligned cars with no worn parts not lifted and will not be documented in the owners manual.
CA Traveler 01/25/20 06:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Direct TV satellite

And it's the Spaceway 1 103 bird build by Hughes. No. Built by Boeing.Yes.
CA Traveler 01/24/20 09:17am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV satellite

And it's the Spaceway 1 103 bird build by - are you ready for this? - Boeing.
CA Traveler 01/24/20 09:13am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV satellite

Reported battery failure in December and they requested to move it before the solar panels enter darkness and lose power in Feb when there is a concern the batteries could explode. It's also past it's lifetime. Apparently there is adequate fuel left for the move. One report said the 103 served AK. Another said they would move in a replacement. Seems to be a non issue for users except perhaps a short temporary bump in service.
CA Traveler 01/24/20 09:12am Technology Corner
RE: Alaska Highway Campgrounds

PA12's input as usual is spot on with his many years of experience which if I haven't previously thanked him do so now! So much to see and do. We spent a part of the kids inheritance on our trip, about 1/3 on fuel, 1/3 on CGs and 1/3 on food and entertainment. Even a cruise might have been less cost but entirely different experience. We chuckled at the Prevosts full of cruisers on the way to the crusie ship resorts.
CA Traveler 01/22/20 07:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Quartzsite accommodations ??

Use Google.
CA Traveler 01/21/20 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alaska Highway Campgrounds

With limited roads everyone is headed the same way. We left before 9 AM to be ahead of the pack. CG sites can be limited due to Caravans.
CA Traveler 01/21/20 01:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

50/100/150 W 3 way bulbs are available from Amazon etc, about $20 for 2. Mine are GE 2700K hence not "harsh".
CA Traveler 01/21/20 08:03am Technology Corner
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

My neighbor has those. Yes, if the power gets interupted they go nuts and need reprogramming. In his case he was on vacation in Hi when someone turned the light switch of and back on. The lights flashed for 2 days till he got home.The Honeywell. Turn the light off and it remains off until the next program cycle to turn it on and vice versa. Suggest he update his timer. No, not sure what happens after 4 hours of no power, perhaps it resets to the mfg defaults?
CA Traveler 01/20/20 08:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

Ohh one second last point - I programmed the Honeywell to turn on/off with a offset from sunrise and sunset. So dumb LEDs and smart switch and I'm a happy camper - er homeowner.
CA Traveler 01/20/20 07:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

Ohh one last point - The Honeywell timer switch has a 4 hour backup. It's a capacitor not a battery but who cares? Gen on/off etc no issue.
CA Traveler 01/20/20 07:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

Posts indicated the Honeywell switch was the easiest to program. OK but I ask you what is easy to program a 1" screen with 3 buttons, marginal directions that need a microscope to read? Well with a copy to Word, Ariel 12 and a little work I'm now a PRO at programming the beast. And with a $137/year cost savings I can belly up to the bar and put up with a lot.
CA Traveler 01/20/20 07:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

Replace often? With a 50,000 hour life rating who's to know? :@ Upfront costs? Who cares with a 6-8:1 cost reduction. :h Real example: With a recent neabby car theft I dediced to leave my 6 porch lights on all night. While replacing the switch with a programmed timer I measure the amps - Hold on to your hat - the draw was 0.45A or 54W vs 360W incadescent. Savings hold your hat again - here's the numbers using my last 12 electric bills as a guide. Incadescents: $161/year LED's: $24/year Honeywell timer switch cost about $35 but with the above who cares?
CA Traveler 01/20/20 07:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Smart Light Bulbs

I've replaced most higher usage lights with LEDs, not at all smart except for the energy savings which is very smart. Led's are available in a wide light temperature range. Some look just like incadescaents and others are brighter. After a human adjustment to the ones in the den I now prefer those as the room is much more like daylight. It was an adjustment and now the others are "dim" but DW likes them. :B I have 3 way LEDs for our living/reading area, price has come down to the point that they are still pricely. Some dimmable LEDs and other non dimmable.
CA Traveler 01/20/20 07:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Toad/Dingy Rental

Your own tow dolly and add rental auto maybe?Then he better be very aware of EXACTLY what can/can not be dolly towed. But dolly or trailer and there is an accident? I wouldn't want to find out if whatever insurance for the rental is valid or not. Not suggesting an accident is likely just what if?
CA Traveler 01/20/20 05:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Toad/Dingy Rental

Thanks for the reply. Liability and damage risks could be too high to make this business feasable or there is no market demand for toad/dingy rental??It's a small market. Plus fewer models can be flat towed each year, hence smaller supply with higher costs.
CA Traveler 01/20/20 04:23pm Dinghy Towing
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