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RE: Figuring Mileages

I find the Good Sam Trip Planner to be real helpful. It hasn't let me down yet. I also use Google Maps as a reference. Just a note for Good Sam Trip Planner- you really need to double check its route selection. I made a trip from Ohio to NC, and Trip Planner took me through the "Tail of the Dragon". I made the mistake of not double checking the route before taking off. I made it OK with my 26' trailer, but it's not a trip I want to make again.
K_and_I 11/17/21 08:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Garmin Basecamp Problems

There may be other good tutorials out there, but I went through this guy's youtube videos and found them helpful. If you have the time, start at the beginning (how to set things up) and progress through the rest. Garmin BaseCamp
K_and_I 11/06/21 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: From whom does Rockwood get their tank heaters

My 2011 Rockwood does have the Ultraheat tank heaters from the factory.
K_and_I 11/02/21 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Use it or Lose it

Sometimes I think I'm some sort of freak. :B ...says the talking horse :B I am not quite as "seasoned" as you, but I realized a few years ago that I don't know any old people.
K_and_I 10/23/21 08:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Best route

First, let me state that I have not driven this route. I did check on Good Sam's Trip Planner to see what it recommends. It shows taking I-75 through Cincy to I-74 NW to I-275 NE to Rt. 27. Again, I don't know how good this route would be. You would think that Trip Planner knowing that we are in an rv (mine is set up for 10' 8" high travel trailer) would plan a good route. I did have one experience where Trip Planner took me through the Tail of the Dragon in TN on my way to NC. That was one to write home about ;) Hope you have a good trip.
K_and_I 10/12/21 07:26am Roads and Routes
RE: 2021 No Bo 19.5 bent axle

Both big rig trailer repair shops I mentioned did rubber torsion axle service of all sizes. Torsion axles have other parts that aren't rubber. However the OP didn't say the trailer was squatting more now. Jimnlin, would you mind naming the big rig trailer repair shops that will work on torsion axles? I'm a long way from OK, but might work a trip that way if they can work on mine. I have 1 wheel scrubbing a tire, and would like to get it fixed if I can. Thanks
K_and_I 10/07/21 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

Just went there this July. We did WV,VA,DE, MD and DC. Delaware was our favorite. Best to see and do is Rehobooth beach. and the state park right there has a very nice beach at the cape. Maybe take the ferry over to Cape May NJ. I just made our reservations for a few days at Delaware Seashore State Park (Rehoboth Beach). Thanks again to all who responded. We're looking forward to the trip.
K_and_I 08/06/21 04:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

I would be going up through eastern Pa until I got on I-84 east into Conn. Unless you enjoy endless NYC all the way from Wilmington into Conn. Much easier drive even if it is longer. I-476 to I-84? I DO NOT enjoy big city traffic. I'm getting much too old.
K_and_I 08/04/21 03:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

What will you be driving thru Connecticut? RT-15 is the Merritt Parkway and NO trailers or motorhomes are allowed! It is a 1930's scenic parkway with some quaint bridges that can trim the top of your camper for you. I suggest that you consider taking I-287 up through northern New Jersey to the New York Thruway north to I-84 at Newburg. Then take I-84 east across the Hudson River and on into Connecticut. Check out the tolls before committing to any particular route. It is my understanding that the George Washington Bridge is crazy expensive. I have not checked it lately but I expect the Mario Cuomo Bridge (previously called the Tappan Zee Bridge) is likely to be more pricey than the Newburg Beacon Bridge for crossing the Hudson River. Good catch. Thank you. I was using Google maps for planning purposes and did not double check with something that understands how tall a travel trailer can be. If I follow the route you suggested, will that not keep me off of any of the expensive bridges? Thanks again.
K_and_I 08/04/21 03:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

Thanks to all who have responded. After researching some of the suggestions given here, I think we will find enough to do in DE to give it a couple of days instead of a drive through. I am looking at coming across on I-70, into DE on Rt. 50 and staying in the Lewes area perhaps at Henlopen State Park. Then continuing on the trip to central CT up Rt 1 to I-295/NJ turnpike, around NYC on I-287 then on Rt 15. Does this seem doable to those of you who know this area? This should perhaps be in the routes forum, but I started here, so will continue the discussion if the moderators permit. Again, thank you to all who respond.
K_and_I 08/04/21 01:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Help planning trip to include Delaware

This is a little off the wall, but the dw and I are trying to get into each of the 50 states before our time here on earth is over. One of the few we have not been in is Delaware. We live in northern Ohio and plan to visit some friends in central CT this fall. I've been looking at the map trying to find a decent way to incorporate DE into the route. We don't want to just make the drive to make the drive, but would like to find some things to do or see along the way. I am hoping some of you with experience in the area will have some suggestions. We don't necessarily need to camp in the state (we did not in Hawaii), but just driving in is sufficient. TIA
K_and_I 08/04/21 08:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help with Forest River

"Does anyone have possibly an email address to any of the senior leadership at Forest River" Warren is usually in Omaha and Charlie is mostly in Los Angeles. That isn't how email works. :B
K_and_I 04/23/21 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Dangerous Pranks

If you push on the door, the grab handle will open. Try it with a partner you trust. After reading some of the previously mentioned posts, I tried this on my TT. It does, in fact, open as Dave said.
K_and_I 04/15/21 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Storms and Tornados

The best weather app I have found is “Zoom weather”, cost five dollars and well worth it... picture below. Paid for itself when I was able to shoot the gap between two huge thunderstorms in Nebraska one evening...slight rain for 30 seconds. When you click on the box it expands and gives you the speed and intensity of the thunderstorms cell...2nd picture. The underlying map is as good as any Google map and I use it as a moving navigation tool. This looks interesting. Is this for Apple only?
K_and_I 04/02/21 08:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: TPO roof understanding help.

I called Alpha (the manufacturer of my TPO material) when I got my current camper in 2011 because I had seen so much conflicting information in various forums. They said to just wash the roof with Murphy's Oil Soap once or twice per year. They said the soap leaves a little oil behind which lubricates the TPO and keeps it supple. It still looks fine.
K_and_I 03/05/21 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Using RV generator as backup for house?

I have a 9,000 watt continuous (12,000 start) and it won't run my heat pump, so I just plug in a couple of portable heaters. If you run extension cords that would be easy enough. I understand your desire to not run cords.
K_and_I 02/17/21 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

If you have Dewalt battery operated tools and already have the batteries and charger, you might want to look at Dewalt's portable compressor- Dewalt Inflator It can run on its battery, the included 12 volt cord, or an optional 120 volt cord. I've used mine to inflate to 80 psi. It's not fast, but not terribly slow either, and with the battery, you don't have to drag out cords.
K_and_I 02/17/21 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: How to improve ride on my F250Silvarado Cummings DuraStroke?

Just get rid of the whole package... put DW on a diet, and get a 2021 Powummins.. Problem solved. Or was that the new PowerMax :h Put her on 2 diets...she won't get enough food on one.
K_and_I 02/04/21 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Drill Holster (tip)

A built in place for the charger would be more useful as I don't have an outlet in the underbelly. When I get around to it, I'm going to fish an extension cord down there so I can leave the battery connected and charging. Our water heater is in one side of the pass through storage. It had a single receptacle for the heater, but I replaced it with a duplex and use the other for a drill battery charger.
K_and_I 01/17/21 03:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Diluted RV Antifreeze

Just bring along 2-3 extra gallons of rv antifreeze and use that to flush until you get south far enough.
K_and_I 12/10/20 03:38pm Tech Issues
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