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RE: Favorite Places to Spend the Summer

To clarify, I am not just looking for cities or general areas, but for great RV resorts with reasonably priced golf nearby and moderate summer temps. So if you have a favorite resort that might be what I am looking for, please respond.
CarnationSailor 06/05/22 03:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Favorite Places to Spend the Summer

I'm looking for cool places in the West to escape the sizzling Palm Springs, CA summer weather from mid-May to mid-October. We've spent these 5 months traveling around before, but are now thinking we would like to find 3 or 4 stops where we could spend 1 to 2 months each. Requirements are RV resorts between 6000 and 8000 feet, with good amenities and activities, and reasonably priced golf (under $60 with cart) nearby. For example, Show Low, AZ at 6300 feet, fits our needs with it's Venture In RV resort, Silver Creek Golf Club, and Bison Golf Club. So do any of you out there stay at other places (in the West) that are similar? Thanks
CarnationSailor 06/04/22 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Demco Auto-Slide 5th wheel Hitch

I only have 2 photos that show the locking plate - one from the side and one from the bottom. The one from the bottom was taken when I had started, but not finished, drilling the mounting hole in the bottom of the pin box. I put the drill in the existing hole in the locking plate and used it as a guide to drill through the pin box. Note: Clamp the locking plate firmly against the pin before drilling. I had difficulty getting it clamped tightly which resulted in about a 1/16" gap between the plate and the pin when the plate is bolted in place. This allows some wiggle when making turns, and over time tends to loosen my mounting bolt. Because of this, I check the torque (85 ft-lbs) every 750 to 1000 miles. Yes, I recommend this plate. Furthermore, to my knowledge, there is no other option if you want to use your Demco with your Trail Air. I can't find an easy way to add photos to this text. All of the suggested ones are out of business, charge a fee, or trigger warnings from my antivirus software. So, send me a private message with your email address and I'll send you the photos. Or maybe someone can suggest a less painful way to upload photos.
CarnationSailor 03/30/22 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Demco Auto-Slide 5th wheel Hitch

I have a 18k Demco auto-slide 5th wheel hitch and a Trail-Air Tri-Glide King pin. I have been told I need a locking plate (Demco 6095) to properly lock King Pin into Auto-slide hitch. Is there anyone that has this system and issue. Is there a video out there to install the locking plate. They told me I would not need to use the catch plates after the locking plate has been mounted. Any info and video's would be greatful. I am assuming because they can sell this part it is safe, legal etc. I have an 18k Demco auto-slide 5th wheel hitch and a Trail-Air Tri-Glide Air-Ride king pin. Installation instructions came with the locking plate, and it is best to firmly clamp the plate in place when drilling the hole in the king pin to attach the locking plate. The only difficult part was having to drill overhead. If I had it to do again, I would have someone else install it. Regarding the catch plates, they are not needed with the locking plate. In fact, I had to take mine off because they interferred with the grease ports on the side of my king pin. (I suspect your model does not have grease ports.) I believe it to be safe, legal, etc.
CarnationSailor 03/29/22 08:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Whaddaya gonna do?

I don't even look at the price. If I want to go I got to buy fuel and I am rolling out in 2 days. I worked hard to have enough to play now and I intend to play. Every thing I have is paid for, everything! X2
CarnationSailor 03/09/22 08:27am RV Lifestyle
RE: cold temps and water heater?

Any predicted temp at or below 35 and I drain it unless, of course, I am using it.
CarnationSailor 02/24/22 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pilot GoodSam RV Plus Card Issues

While travelling from April thru October last year, I found that diesel at Pilot/Flying J with the Good Sam discount was always higher than any other truck stop on the interstates. Given my experience, I wonder why RV'ers are still buying there?
CarnationSailor 02/12/22 07:42am Good Sam Club
RE: Bedding in overhead beds in T/C

RV Superbag
CarnationSailor 01/31/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Norcold Refrigerator

Verify that the defrost drip tube is positioned in the drip tray. Open the lower rear outside panel of the refrigerator to access the drip tray and tube. Also, look inside the fridge and make sure the other end of the tube is connected to the bottom of the inside drip tray.
CarnationSailor 01/20/22 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moving

I found that United Van Lines "Snapmove" option was the least expensive choice if you wanted packing and unpacking included. They did a very good job for me.
CarnationSailor 12/24/21 01:25pm Coast to Coast
RE: Propane prices

$4.78 at U-Haul in Palm Springs, CA yesterday.
CarnationSailor 12/24/21 01:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Satellite Pre-Wiring

HD and multiple channel reception (My DTV records 5) require better coax and connectors - ie less loss and higher bandwidth. This is for better reliability. If by dealer you mean RV dealer then I'm not suprised. I'm curious: Was the prewire adequate for the power wires to the dish? The installation was done by a Dish Network dealer that was an authorized installer of the RF Mogul antenna. He ran a new coax from the antenna thru the roof to the controller inside the rear/upper cabinet. He also connected the antenna to the controller with the multi-wire cable that provides power and control signals to the antenna. To get the satellite signal from the controller to the receiver, he ran a new coax back up thru the roof to a pre-wired coax jack whos associated coax cable ran to the entertainment center where the receiver was located. (With the RF Mogul system, the satellite signal passes thru the controller to the receiver.) He initially detected that the pre-wired jack was seriously corroded so he replaced it. When he checked out the installation, the system worked fine. (I don't know that he actually measured the quality of the signal going to the receiver. The system worked so apparently all was good.) However, the problems I experienced where sometimes the receiver could acquire the signal and sometimes it couldn't, eventually lead to my running a new coax directly from the controller to the receiver (bypassing the pre-wired coax), and the problem went away.
CarnationSailor 09/09/21 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Satellite Pre-Wiring

Sounds like you installed a dome and not a Trav'ler. What was your final setup? I did not install a dome or a Trav'ler. I had a dealer install an RF Mogul Eagle which is very similar to a Trav'ler. IT worked great immediately after installation, but I had problems "acquiring a signal" the first time I moved to another location. Many support calls to Dish before finally getting a tech that identified the problem. The problem was the pre-wired coax that was used to connect the antenna controller to the receiver. Instead of trying to get the bad coax replaced which would have been difficult and expensive, I ran a coax inside the trailer from the cabinet at the rear of the trailer where the controller box was located to the slide out with the entertainment center and Dish receiver. The cabinet and the entertainment center are only about 4 feet apart so I was able to do a neat run of the coax, and I left a loop of extra length that allows the slide out to move in and out without stressing the coax. So far, so good.
CarnationSailor 09/09/21 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: black water tank treatments

Been using 1 cup Calgon, 1/2 cup laundry soap (about every third dump) for two decades and have had great success. Sensors have even worked great. Do you use 1 cup of Calgon liquid water softener or 1 cup of Calgon powdered water softener? Thanks
CarnationSailor 09/03/21 11:29am General RVing Issues
I-44 and I-40 Thru Oklahoma

A friend told me that he just travelled thru Oklahoma and the roads were "terrible". I'm waiting for him to tell me which roads, but in the mean time, what is the condition of I-44 and I-40 thru Oklahoma. (I am planning to go thru OK at the beginning of October.) Thanks
CarnationSailor 07/23/21 03:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Connecting Winegard Traveler to Dish Hopper

You could also use a wireless Joey at the 2nd TV location.
CarnationSailor 07/06/21 11:47am Technology Corner
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