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RE: Trailering

X2 for street view in Google maps!
Rover_Bill 03/03/21 11:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wifi access while on the road near Savannah, GA?

Your cellphone's hotspot is your best bet were service is available. Second best is to buy some limited high-speed broadband service at a truck stop like FlyingJ. Most free WiFi places like restaurants will cut you off after a few minutes of high speed streaming.
Rover_Bill 02/28/21 10:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Level Mate Pro

It doesn't matter whether the slide(s) is/are in or out when setting up the LevelMatePRO. If the chassis is level when you calibrate the LevelMatePRO, the the chassis will be level when you use the LevelMatePRO to level it whether the slides are in or out. You're not mounting the LevelMatePRO to a slide (I hope). Rob Not with my single slideout - it 12' long holding the dinette and couch. I level the TT perfectly with the slide in and after the slide is extended, the TT is 2" out. My LevelMate is mounted to the chassis and I want the chassis to be level AFTER the slide is extended.
Rover_Bill 02/27/21 11:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Level Mate Pro

I setup mine by physically leveling the TT with the slide out, pulling the slide in, and then setting the level in the Level Mate. The TT will be off level when the Level Mate thinks it's level, but OK after the slide is pulled out.
Rover_Bill 02/26/21 10:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using RV generator as backup for house?

Wow. $300 would buy a lot of heavy duty extension cords. Having the refrigerator, microwave, furnace, and room lights run on their own is priceless! :B
Rover_Bill 02/16/21 11:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Using RV generator as backup for house?

3000 watts should run that house fine. Electrician will probably put the critical items on a 120v sub panel in addition to installing a switch and a power inlet to connect power. This is the switch that I had installed in my house for use with my 3K inverter generator. Works great and allows you to watch the wattage being drawn on each leg.
Rover_Bill 02/16/21 10:11pm Tech Issues
RE: New to slides

Repeatedly operating the side(s) before the TT is leveled at the campsite can cause them to go out of alignment. When you arrive at your campsite, level the TT as best as you can first, set your stabilizers, and finally extend the slides. When leaving, retract the slides first, retract the stabilizes, and then hook the TT to your TV. The slides should operate just fine as long as the TT is within 1-2 inches of level.
Rover_Bill 02/06/21 12:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

DW and I took a trip from Cleveland, Ohio to Glacier in 2017 pulling our 30 ft Passport UltraLite TT with my V6 GMC Canyon followed by a side trip up to Banff and Jasper in Canada. The only bad memories we had of that trip were getting through the traffic nightmare and infinite toll stops around Chicago. Enjoy your trip.
Rover_Bill 01/22/21 12:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Cell Phone Blues..

There are a lot of good free antivirus and anti malware apps in the Play Store. If one of those doesn't fix it then try Norton Antivirus ($$).
Rover_Bill 01/12/21 10:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Do any hotels/chains offer RV spots with electric or hookups

Shelby RV Park is a small park located behind the Comfort Inn in Shelby, MT. You register at the Comfort Inn desk and can use all of the motels facilities. It has full hookups and has absolutely the nicest and cleanest bathhouse I've ever seen at any RV park.
Rover_Bill 01/12/21 12:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Waste Tote Recommendations

Besides capacity be sure you check out the physical size of the tote and where you plan to store it when not in use. I selected a 25 gal Tote-N-Stor for my 30 gal grey tank (NEVER tote black water). It's stores easily under the bed and is light enough for easy maneuvering around the trailer and the dump site. I don't wait for the grey tank to be 100% full before dumping.
Rover_Bill 01/11/21 11:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: does a detached over-the-air television antenna help?

Before you empty your wallet on OTA antennas, see what signals/stations can be received in your specific camping location. Goto AntennaWeb or ANTOP and enter the address where you will be camping. The lists will tell you the signal strength and direction to point your antenna. An omnidirectional antenna will pickup nearby strong stations without pointing. A directional antenna is required for moderate stations and must be pointed directly at those towers. Weak stations require a very big antenna mounted high up and pointed directly at those towers. If you do purchase your own antenna, be sure it comes with an RG6 cable for best reception. Do not use an RG59 cable.
Rover_Bill 12/28/20 11:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Installing a safe?

Money safe - To store extra credit cards, some cash, checkbooks, spare keys, and TP locate the safe in a dark corner under the kitchen sink behind the pots and pans, dishtowels, and cleaning supplies. The location should be a tight space where a crowbar can't be used to pry the safe. You won't be accessing this safe very frequently so it can be hidden. Handgun safe - A biometric safe bolted to a wall or cabinet exterior in plain sight and easy access. The best place for a handgun is in a holster on your hip loaded and ready to use. Rifle safe - A locking wall mount attached under the bed or inside a closet. The rifle should be unloaded and ammo stored in a different but accessible location along with the keys.
Rover_Bill 12/28/20 12:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Using a flag pole to hold cell antenna?

The weBoost Connect RV Cellphone booster kits uses THIS 25ft telescoping pole mount and THIS yagi directional antenna. They work well together and are recommended.
Rover_Bill 12/24/20 10:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Greasing the hitch

The Eaz-Lift ReCurve R3 and R6 require both a greased ball and a shot of grease on the shaft. The R6 also requires grease on the sway control bearings.
Rover_Bill 12/22/20 10:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Incline Parking Tips

After you level your TT, you'll notice that the back axel and springs are carrying more weight than the front axel due to the driveway slope. A 2X6 wood block placed under each front axel tires BEFORE you disconnect and level the trailer will help reduce the extra stress on the back tires during storage.
Rover_Bill 12/11/20 10:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wingard Playmaker

Just out of curiosity - how did you determine the Playmaker was not working? What troubleshooting steps did you follow? I'm asking because I had mine (PL-7000) for 5 years and it works great. You do realize that the PL-7000 is the original Playmaker. It supports only one receiver and gets signals from only the western arch satellites (110, 119, and 129). Which is great for areas west of the Mississippi and not so good for eastern USA. The PL-8000 is the newest and most improved Playmaker. It supports two receivers and gets signals from both western arch and the eastern arch satellite (61.5). This makes it the most capable antenna in the Playmaker line.
Rover_Bill 12/05/20 10:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

A WDH is not a one size fits all item. It is adjusted to match your specific TT to your specific TV. When you change either, the hitch has to be readjusted for the new combination.
Rover_Bill 11/22/20 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do you value your RV?

Fact of life - When you drove it off the dealers lot, you automatically lost 20%+.
Rover_Bill 11/01/20 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Steep or Long gradual

You have large hills to go up and down 64 and 60. 220 to 460 not so much. Some road construction on 220, for a short distance, then you hit 4 lane the rest of the way. X2 on 220/460 nice easy ride. Don't have to worry about meeting a logging truck head-on in the switchbacks on 60.
Rover_Bill 10/31/20 11:17pm Towing
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