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RE: utah activities for seniors

Yes - you can see plenty from easy walks; and most Nat'l Parks will give you a length in miles if the walk is longer than a few hundred feet. Ed and I invariably have our dogs along, so aren't gone from our vehicle for very long (and that's fine because I have plenty of arthritis to remind me I'm not a "hiker" any more). If you want to be off the beaten path - there are lots of places that will rent a Jeep Wrangler for offroad tours (there was even a 4X4 road through Arches Nat'l Park) but be prepared to be bounced around a lot. Thanks. Would a GMC crew cab 4WD pickup be suitable for those areas?
RRTom 01/21/20 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: utah activities for seniors

What do you like to do? When are you planning to travel? Where are you planning to travel in Utah? Chum lee We like to see beautiful/unusual scenery, a little shopping at antiques stores and photography. We would be traveling in the summer while our two grandsons are out of school. They would be with their Dad in their travel trailer and my wife and I would be in our motor home. Our son will be towing with his 4 wheel drive pickup, and we will be towing a car. We would like to visit at least one of the National Parks in Utah. Our son and grandsons want to hike.
RRTom 01/21/20 03:35pm General RVing Issues
utah activities for seniors

Our son wants all of us to go to Utah this year. My wife and I are unable to hike any trails except short fairly level trails. Would we be able to see some of the great views, landscapes, etc without hiking in? Are there other activities for seniors like us to enjoy given our physical limitations?
RRTom 01/20/20 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: You don't need it.

I don't think I'd try "no reservations" in the summer. The campgrounds around Moab are pretty well booked for the end of April / early May. When we were transferring stuff to the new trailer we figured if we hadn't used it in 2 years it got discarded. Lucky man. If I tried that with my wife would say "But we might need it. In fact that reminds me of something else we should have in there."
RRTom 12/21/19 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas station guide

Thanks for all of the good suggestions.
RRTom 12/05/19 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas station guide

When we had a diesel motor home we had a guide (hard copy) that we could look up locations that sold diesel fuel. We now have a gasser and I'm wondering if there is a book or website that helps locate gas stations that are accessible while towing a car. In other words, gas stations that I can get into and out of with the car connected. Our motor home is 35'. :R USE YOUR EYES, you don't "need" a "guide". You went from a Diesel to GASOLINE engine. Far MORE stations sell GASOLINE than diesel. You have made your life easier! Size up the station before committing to enter, small station with restricted access to pumps, MOVE ON, there are plenty of other stations out there that will have the space you need. I look for stations which moves the vehicle traffic side to side of the station building and avoid any station which requires the traffic to move towards/away from the station building. Heck, I tow a 26ft TT with a full sized pickup, over all length of of nearly 50FT which makes it longer than your rig unless you have a "towed" behind. I have not had all that much trouble fitting into stations which are not small.. The problem is I am in Southern California and seeing the lay out of gas stations from the freeways is nearly impossible. Coming home last weekend, our usual stop was over run with off road vehicles fueling up and RV's. It would have been an hour before we could have got in. Pulled off at a T/A only to find the gas station was closed. Pulled off the freeway at several different exits only to find there was no way I could get in and out of the station. Finally remembered a station I used to stop at with the DP and struck gold.
RRTom 12/05/19 03:38pm General RVing Issues
Gas station guide

When we had a diesel motor home we had a guide (hard copy) that we could look up locations that sold diesel fuel. We now have a gasser and I'm wondering if there is a book or website that helps locate gas stations that are accessible while towing a car. In other words, gas stations that I can get into and out of with the car connected. Our motor home is 35'.
RRTom 12/03/19 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water streaks on side windows

Go up on the roof with a water hose and see where the water runs. After drying, build a caulking **** to divert the water flow to the gutters. This was my original idea, but the dealer says don't do that, it will void roof warranty. ?????? Even if I use the same sealant they use around the vents, A/C, etc.? It is a vaulted roof so it shouldn't cause any water to "sit" along the seal of the front top cap.
RRTom 10/27/19 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A flash back today - to former member Sully!

I remember him from the forum. He is missed.
RRTom 10/26/19 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
Water streaks on side windows

Has anyone had a problem with water running off the roof, between the end of the "gutter" and the seam of the top cap, and leaving dirty streaks on the side cockpit windows and the sidewall of the motor home? If so, how did you deal with it? It happens even with the extenders on the gutter.
RRTom 10/26/19 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Georgetown 31L5

Any Georgetown 31L5 owners here? Negotiating for a 2020 and would like to know how any owners feel about theirs. What you like best and what you like least. Any problems you may have had. Etc.
RRTom 10/25/19 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda cr-v electrical problem

It is probably a Honda issue. On our 12 CRV, (virtually the same as 13,14s) the battery would be dead after not using the car for 3 or 4 days. This was before hooking up the charge line, only separate bulbs in the tail light fixtures. In there effort to improve fuel economy, Honda reduced the output of the alternator to 12.1 volts, and using a small 400 amp battery to save weight. The battery was just slightly bigger than the battery for a small lawn tractor. After Honda replaced 4 batteries in the first year (all warranty), they finally reflashed the computer to give an output of the normal 13 volts. When the Honda battery gave up again, I put in an Accord sized battery, 600+ amps instead of 400. Had to change battery box to the Accord size, it fit perfectly. Even with the 3 yr old battery and our cold winter climates 0 F., I've let the car sit for 2 weeks and it would start no problems. If you have the small 400 amp battery, cheapest option would be to put a trickle charger on it. Ken Very good explanation of the problem. Thanks. Yes, trickle charger would do the job but trying to avoid asking my wife to hook/unhook it when she wants to use the car. I wonder if there is some sort of exterior plug that could be added to the car, and then the trickle charger or something plugged into that.
RRTom 10/12/19 10:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Honda cr-v electrical problem

Yes, I think the problem was there before the tow package was added.
RRTom 10/11/19 05:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Honda cr-v electrical problem

My guess is that the charge wire is not right, maybe with an errant cross connection. If it is going dead while sitting not hooked up to the RV, there is obviously an errant draw. Something is not hooked up properly. Shouldn't be that hard to track it down. I'd be looking for an independent RV tech or towing installer, but not the one you mentioned. Here is the article re: parasitic drains in CR-V's I have called several shops around us and they were either not interested in the problem, or I could tell they had no idea what to do to even check it.
RRTom 10/11/19 03:29pm Dinghy Towing
Honda cr-v electrical problem

We bought a 2013 CR-V to tow. Have the towing package installed on CR-V and motor home. Replaced what we thought was a bad battery PRIOR to installing tow package. If we let the CR-V sit for 5 or 6 days, the battery goes dead. I took it to the Honda dealer, they said there is definitely some sort of draw, but they wanted an additional $347.00 to further diagnose it, because of the after market electrical additions for the tow package. I said no thanks. I've already had Camping World recheck their installation of the tow package One of the service reps at the dealer has the same issue with his CR-V, and a search online shows that is not an uncommon problem. So, other than drive it every few days (which is doable) I could hook up a trickle charger every time I park it. I'm also wondering if I could get a battery disconnect installed on it, like we have on the motor home. Any ideas on the best way to resolve this would be appreciated.
RRTom 10/11/19 12:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How to add bleach to fresh water tank

You don't want to put it in the city connection. You want to put it into the water tank fill inlet so it will sterilize the onboard tank, then run through the system. I add around 1/4 cup with a funnel. I would drain the tank 1st, add bleach. the book says to drain again and add fresh water but I just leave the bleach because we don't drink out of the tank. But follow your owner's manual. Maybe I'm not doing a good job of explaining my situation. There is only one way to fill the fresh water tank that I can find. And that is through the "water fill inlet". That is at a 90 degree angle with a wire mesh just inside the opening. There is no way to pour bleach into it at that angle. I cannot insert a funnel because of the wire mesh.
RRTom 10/05/19 10:02am General RVing Issues
How to add bleach to fresh water tank

The only way I can find to put water/bleach into the fresh water tank for cleaning is through the "city water" hose connection. Because of the angle of that connection and the screen over it/in it, pouring bleach in there is impossible. Even with a funnel. The only way I see to do it is to pour bleach into the water hose, connect it to the faucet and turn on the water. On our previous motor homes, there was a filler for the fresh water tank similar to the filler for a gas tank. Used a funnel and poured bleach in that, then added water. No filler like that on this motor home. Any other ideas on how to deal with the problem?
RRTom 10/05/19 09:37am General RVing Issues
Pomona (Fontana) CA RV show

I see that the show this year is in a different location, and is only 9 days. Didn't it used to be considerably longer than that?
RRTom 10/05/19 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Printer

Ok, as the original poster, I am interested in the NECESSITY to have a printer along. And if so, what you use it for and any general tips on the subject. Sorry, maybe I should have been more clear in my post. Thanks for all the responses. In our case, I will not be printing airline boarding passes while in the motor home. With the GPS apps on our personal electronic devices I don't necessarily see any need to print out directions. But is there a need for a printer that I am not thinking of?
RRTom 10/01/19 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Printer

I don't even have a printer at home anymore. What could you need to print while on vacation worth the space taken by a printer? That's one thing I'm trying to figure out by posting here. Curious to see if others have/use a printer while traveling.
RRTom 09/30/19 01:26pm General RVing Issues
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