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RE: Best Cell Phone App

While it sounds good to use your phone and an app to navigate but you will be happier with a Garmin for RVs. Garmin is the best of a so so bunch. Yes you will have an additional piece of hardware but money well spent. and you won't be stuck with a tiny phone screen, I have found that bigger is better. bumpy Step into 2021 cell phones can now display their images on the larger built in screens of the vehicle via car play or Android auto. You are no longer limited to the tiny phone screen on newer vehicles.
Lantley 05/18/21 04:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

As pointed out earlier and mentioned in my initial post. A top of the line tear 4 gas motorhome changes everything. Better furniture, cabinetry, appliances etc. And it also changes the sound deadening material in the doghouse, steering and front end components. Stabilizers, tires and on we go. And if you’ve not driven one with the new V8 and chases it’s a serious game changer! While I agree the gassers have improved. You are in FL. which is relatively flat. The diesel vs. gas divide is not as important on flat ground. But once you hit the mountains the diesel starts to separate itself from the gassers. Their is no substitute for diesel performance
Lantley 05/17/21 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: propane tank storage in truck bed

I would also look into an Extend-a-flow Egg crates work, but should add a cable (dog tether) and pad lock for security. Look into extend a flow or get the LP adapters required to connect your grill to the RV's LP system.
Lantley 05/17/21 04:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: SRW vs DRW

Boy we can get off track. Will a SRW make a better Mars Rover? What happens if the streets are full of molten Lava?.....We don't need to examine kinds of "What if's" The discussion doesn't have to be so complicated. Remember this is the towing forum. The DRW will brake better than a SRW while towing a heavy load under similar conditions.
Lantley 05/16/21 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Here is a challenge that Pickuptrucks.com ran on 2018 1 ton SRW and then 2017 1 ton DRW where they did a braking challenge from 60 MPH to 0. 1 ton SRW: Chevy - 165.3 feet Ford - 158.3 feet 1 ton DRW: GMC - 133.39 feet Ford - 139.68 feet The DRW test was done on a drag strip (Las Vegas motor speedway). The SRW test was done on a dusty airport runway in Kingman AZ. Those are two completely different surfaces. LOL. I really don't think those conditions are that much different as to invalidate the results. Dually has more braking ability. It's not like one was in the rain vs. a sunny day. If really in doubt conduct your own test. With your own trailer. I have towed same trailer with dually and SRW. Spoiler alert: The dually will stop faster. I never knew or considered the DRW and SRW have same braking components. I simply recognized from the driver seat the dually stops quicker than the srw
Lantley 05/16/21 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Lantley Sorry buddy - seat of pants is way too subjective. I prefer the physics lesson. You know I can agree with that^^^^^. Nevertheless my dually brakes much better than my prior SRW trucks. My comment is based on experience pulling the same equipment with DRW and SRW trucks more than anything else.
Lantley 05/14/21 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Your right that is a little different scenario. I'm more or less OK with the SRW for what you are proposing however 18K combined becomes a lot of weight for the SRW to stop....Especially a panic stop. In the end the main reason to get a dually is for the additional braking power. Not trying to be difficult, Where is the extra brake power? Brakes are the same? Contact with the road is not the same. For the same reason a SRW does better in the snow a DRW brakes better. THere is more rubber friction created at the ground. More importantly, I have driven the same trailer with a dually and a SRW. The dually brakes much better. Not even close between dually and SRW. This is my from the drivers seat experience no physics lesson required.
Lantley 05/14/21 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

I had a tote for years and it seemed like I used it more when we were rookies. But when we needed it, we REALLY needed it. It was a disgusting hassle though. I'm not squeamish at all about dumping the tanks, but that tote was miserable. I remember having to take a Silkwood shower every time I used it, which kind of defeats the purpose of the tote. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/D2WrhReyYQo0LtSZPQBxEx0Yo-xhW9kF-ZRL9BZ2izLmq-rcB-bbEPwjjDRhRjriLH1AFQYl_wa_BFWvv8MpArcGi49wHGhnqk4mqyahkdm66Fgbt76QI2LxwZUKTGMSJeTz5QZXFc_38EAaB6vg9NZ6ibvbUyzOR2QMGc3UcQ height=225 I think we got rid of the tote after about five years of RVing and I've never missed it. While I understand the larger totes can be more difficult to handle. I think they make less mess. I finally graduated to a 42 gallon to transport the contents of my 40 gallon grey tank. Knowing the tote will contain the entire contents of the tank is a game changer as it pertains to keeping the mess down and your hands clean ...and dry! :E I kind of agree the Tote was a rookie era thing. But my RV is now has bigger tanks. I have also become proficient in allowing the grey tank to back fill into the black tank. Lately I seldom use my 42 gallon blue tote..
Lantley 05/13/21 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: SRW vs DRW

Your right that is a little different scenario. I'm more or less OK with the SRW for what you are proposing however 18K combined becomes a lot of weight for the SRW to stop....Especially a panic stop. In the end the main reason to get a dually is for the additional braking power. Additional braking power? Maybe you can expound on how a srw vs a dually (same truck/model, apples to apples) has different braking power. And don't go down the less tires = less braking power. I'd challenge the ability to lock up the wheels on a srw with a big load in the back. That said, I'm the antithesis of the weight cops on here and could or would tow virtually anything able to be towed with a dually, with a srw provided it wasn't seriously overloading the truck chassis. BUT, if there was ever a case for having training wheels on a pickup truck, towing a significant set of doubles is it. Yes the two extra tires on the ground makes a huge difference when braking. BTDT. The dually will have significant more braking power that you will notice from the drivers seat. In the OP's scenario the only significant reason to go dually would be for better braking. A SRW will have adequate payload. Since he's double towing installing disc brakes on the trailer would not be a bad idea either. You don't realize/feel how bad the electro magnetic brakes perform until you compare them to disc brakes.
Lantley 05/13/21 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Your right that is a little different scenario. I'm more or less OK with the SRW for what you are proposing however 18K combined becomes a lot of weight for the SRW to stop....Especially a panic stop. In the end the main reason to get a dually is for the additional braking power.
Lantley 05/13/21 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

If I understand correctly you will be there for 5 months. $20 a week = $80 a month = $400.00 for 5 months. You can buy a 42 gallon Barker Tote for $350.00 or so. If you do a lot of state park camping. A portable tote is a good weapon to have in your arsenal.
Lantley 05/12/21 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: water heater works fine - IF- I leave door open

Burner tube needs to be blown out with compressed air, bugs and dirt hinder the air flow and cause issues, common problem
Lantley 05/08/21 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Mobile Router that will auto connect to Wi FI- RESOLVED

Well as it turned out the resolution was simple and did not require a travel Router after all. My home router has a guest channel that allows one to give wifi access to guest without giving guest your main wifi password. My hotspot also has a guest channel to allow WIFI access for guest via my hotspot. I simply made the SSID and password the same for my home router and hotspot. Now when at home the RV auto connects to my home WIFI and when on the road the RV auto connects to my hotspot. This entire issue was precipitated by my Micro Air RV smart thermostat, that can only store one SSID at a time. Because I did not want to reset the thermostat each trip , I needed a way to allow the Micro Air thermostat to connect to wifi without me having to manually set it up each trip. Using the guest channels has proven to be a worthwhile solution. Thank to all and yes I was made aware of routers that would have worked by a couple of members, but member Gemsworld gave me the idea to rename/share the SSID and password, which ultimately resolved the issue.
Lantley 05/08/21 09:57am Technology Corner
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

Spending money, is a learned skill. It can be hard for many to do in retirement. Those of us that have had a health issue, or in my case lost a spouse, know that one's portfolio is meaningless. We know the memories are what are truly of value. Late wife and I traveled, rved on long road trips and so on. Not only do I not regret it, I cherish those memories more that anything. ( and yeah we spent a boat load of money doing it) But had we not done it, I would have more money, but she would still be dead. I suspect, after you get it, you will wonder why you did not get it years ago. For what it's worth that is my take on this life Well Said, Unfortunately many do not truly understand what your saying unless they have personally experienced a loss or health issue.
Lantley 05/08/21 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

The S&P 500 and the Dow are both right at all time highs. So if you have a safe pension and/or invested, your net worth stands a good chance of being at an all time high. Value of a pension or Social Security? Although there is an argument that if you can't sell it, it has no value, I disagree. What would it cost to purchase a comparable annuity? That is the net present value of your pension or SS. If you want it and can afford it, go for it. None of us are getting younger. Boy you have it all wrong. Its not about the money at all. Lots of people with great portfolios that will never get to live their dream for health reasons. Tomorrow is not guaranteed regardless of what your financials look like. As the Nike slogan says "Just do it"
Lantley 05/08/21 07:32am Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

Look at it like this. You can't take the $$$ with you! What else are you saving it for? The pandemic reinforces the idea we simply do not know what the future holds. With that in mind enjoy yourself and your funds while you can.
Lantley 05/07/21 09:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Garmin RV GPS

"has all the features of the 890." If you say so What is missing from 785 that is on the 890? For starters I believe the 890 can connect directly to the internet and upgrade maps and data on the fly. You do not have to update via a computer. I also believe it has a larger data base and is much easier to use as a trip planner. It also has the ability to easily alter routes. The 890 is a tablet that is being used as a dedicated GPS.
Lantley 05/06/21 05:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

One of the first things the dealer told me was to unplug before starting genset. Technically the transfer switch should allow you to remain plugged in however, the transfer switch is a mechanical device that can an does fail. There is simply no reason to remain plugged in, no reason to take a chance. Unplugging is easy enough to do. Unplugging makes it 100% foolproof vs. hoping everything works as designed.
Lantley 05/03/21 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

Most standard gas grills must be connected BEFORE the LP pressure regulator on the RV. You can't double regulate. Remove the regulator from your grill and then connect to your standard regulated quick connect. Yes you can my dad did it a motorhome he had for many years. A general rule of thumb is you can't double regulate. I don't dispute that your dad was able to do it but for the most part to regulators will reduce the gas flow to inoperable levels.
Lantley 05/03/21 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mobile Router that will auto connect to Wi FI- RESOLVED

Mango I am pretty sure this is what you are looking for. I use it for our two different hotspots, one ATT and one Verizon, and after it is set up I don't have to do anything other than turn on the hotspot I want to use. Edited to add: I posted this using one as I sit here looking at the lake. Thanks DTD that appears to be what I'm looking for.
Lantley 05/03/21 11:29am Technology Corner
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