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RE: Looking for RV parks near Boston MA

We've used Boston Middleman RV Park at Littleton, just outside the I-495 loop. It's a fairly short drive to an MTA station for a ride to downtown.
RoyF 01/20/20 12:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DirecTV or Dish

I've got Dish at home and keep a Tailgater in the RV. I want to give a thumbs-up to Dish customer service. On he fhe few occasions that I have had a problem, a technical support person has stayed on the phone with me for as long as it takes.
RoyF 01/19/20 04:51pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Places In Monterrey Bay California

We stayed at Moss Landing KOA 10 miles north of Monterey. It was an easy drive to Monterey on Hwy 1.
RoyF 01/18/20 01:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th wheel tires

My 2008 Hitchhiker II at 12,000 lbs wet is about the same weight as yours. For the first six years I used LT load range E tires with a good reputation and still had blowouts. For the past six years I have used Carlisle ST load-range F tires and have no problem of any kind with them. (These were all replaced with new ones last year.) One bit of evidence is not proof, of course, but I'm going to continue using one load-range higher than what is required.
RoyF 01/17/20 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Google Map's best route is I-40, I-44, I-70, I-69 to Fort Wayne, then through Detroit to Port Huron for crossing into Canada. If it were me, in Michigan I would stay on I-69 all the way through Lansing and Flint to Port Huron, avoiding Detroit. (I try to avoid the congestion of large cities whenever possible.) It is hard to avoid St. Louis, but there are good bypass routes using I-270. The southern bypass is slightly shorter than the northern. The direct route through St. Louis is two minutes shorter unless there is traffic congestion. (There is often a delay at the downtown Mississippi River bridge.) You are the best judge on how to get from Phoenix up to I-40.
RoyF 01/16/20 10:49am Roads and Routes
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

We will assume that my wife and I are (more or less) average. We routinely go one week between dumps with a 40-gallon black tank. So not more than 20 galons per person per week seems like a reasonable figure for black tank usage. (I say "not more than" because our tank is unlikely to be completely full when we dump.) Even though we follow recommended practices (plenty of water, dump only when full), we managed to have a toilet blockage recently. (It was the fifth-wheel's eleventh year of use.) We put a hose down the toilet with nozzle set to high pressure to break up the obstruction. (We discarded the hose and nozzle, of course.)
RoyF 01/14/20 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire pressure monitors

Be sure to put metal valve stems on each wheel. The weight of the TST sensor will cause a rubber stem to bend while driving at highway speeds. This will develop into a slow leak (probably when you are out on the road) and the stem will require replacement, so you might as be proactive.
RoyF 01/11/20 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: State route 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona

I went down 89A to Sedona towing a 32-foot fifth wheel with no problem--I just used ordinary care by taking each curve at the recommended the speed and swinging wide to keep trailer wheels inside my lane. As you near Sedona there are likely to be a lot of people walking along (and in) the road, so watch out for them.
RoyF 01/08/20 01:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tornado Season

I'm now 80, have lived in tornado country all of my life, and have never seen one. (One has struck as close as 10 miles away, however.) It is my guess that only a small fraction of the inhabitants of "tornado country" have ever seen one. I agree with BB_TX that local TV provides the best information about storms. If you are traveling, you can get weather information over the internet from a local TV station's website. Go to Wikipedia and search Lists of television stations in North America.
RoyF 01/04/20 07:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV campground Ideas

Capital Reef: there is a good campground inside the Park. Arches/Canyonland: While there is camping inside either park, we stayed at Horsethief Campground. a BLM park located midway between the two. Kings Canyon: The is a campground inside the park, but you might also consider Potwisha campground at the south end of Sequoya Park, as it is easier to reach wth an RV. (Reservations are highly recommended.)
RoyF 01/03/20 08:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Very Bad RV Wreck in Oregon

I'm sorry for the folks who were in the wreck and hope that they can recover from this. The issue for the rest of us is about what to do if you can't overnight at Walmart, and the RV parks are closed or full. When there was no other option, I have spent the night at grocery stores, at Lowes or Home Depot, and once in a church parking lot. I might get a knock on the door from security, and I might be asked to move. But I am not going to set off at night down a two-lane road with my fifth-wheel in tow. If asked to move in a smaller town, I would try to ask the police for advice. (In a large town, I would not be there at night without a site in a safe RV park.) (In my younger days I did a few all-night drives in four-wheeler. But that was then.)
RoyF 01/01/20 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cell phone Newfoundland

We bought a cheap phone and a 30-day plan (we were there three weeks) in Newfoundland. I don't remember what it cost, but it wasn't much (compared to ferry and other camping-related costs).
RoyF 12/31/19 09:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Camp Ground Near South Bend IN

We stayed at Granger KOA in 2018. The distance to ND campus is about 10 miles. Driving time to ND campus was 20 minutes in normal (not game day) traffic.
RoyF 12/29/19 08:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2004 Windsor Monaco:MAIN SLIDEOUTS WONT OPERATE,Bedroom Does

In addition to coorosion, have you checked for a fuse in the hydralic-pump wiring? Has a wire to the pump become disconnected? (Bumpy roads can do that.)
RoyF 12/23/19 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

Here is an enlarged portion of the original photo, the section between the top of the truck cab and the bottom of the camper. Look at the several areas that must have been made by a circular-brush tool to fill in the background. This suggests that area needed to be filled in after the camper-shell was rotated.
RoyF 12/20/19 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

I join the "fake" club. The tan-colored trim along the bottom of the truck does not make a straight line at the point just behind the back door where the "bend" is supposed to occur. The rear part of the trim is higher than the front part. It's been Photoshopped.
RoyF 12/19/19 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: why only one page of posts?

What harm would it do to keep a "new" post for, say, three days even if it is not active. I, for one, do not spend the day looking at a smart phone 24/7, and sometimes it takes a day or two before I can read a post.
RoyF 12/12/19 07:35pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Auxillary Fuel Tank ?

If Transferflow does not make an in-bed auxiliary gasoline tank (that pumps directly into the truck's main tank), they do make in-bed refueling tanks. Not as convenient as an auxiliary tank, but they give you the same additional range.
RoyF 12/10/19 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hobbies in the off season?

Just finished this model of the USS Constitution. I began the project at the start of 2018. During a fall 2018 RV trip, I made a stop in Boston to visit the actual ship to check on a few details.
RoyF 12/08/19 10:50am RV Lifestyle
RE: Worst RV Brand List

Just a collection of uninformed opinions, so the result cannot be taken seriously. Why, we might as well hold elections the same way. :B
RoyF 12/08/19 09:24am General RVing Issues
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