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RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong

You've got my mouth watering just reading about it. (I'm not above Spam. I like Spam salad, made just like ham salad.) Note: When I saw "SPAM" in all capital letters, my first thought was the unwanted phone-call kind.
RoyF 06/28/21 01:58pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How to charge a battery

To compare converter versus generator versus charger, you could measure the voltage across your battery terminals while charging with each and see which one produces the highest voltage.
RoyF 06/26/21 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Full hook up?

I hook up the sewer only to dump, usually after about 5 days. I notice that many campers hook up their sewer hoses upon arrival. I can't understand why anyone would do that. On water: I like to use the unit's own water tank, topping it up as needed. That keeps the tank's water always fresh.
RoyF 06/18/21 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

I had a 100-gallon Transfer-Flow tank in a long-bed 2008 Ford F350 diesel. One small problem (if you even call it that) was that the amount of fuel on the display was always less than what was in the tank -- I would have about 20 gallons left when it displayed 0 gallons. Another slight problem was that leaves and debris that collected in the one-inch space behind the tank were difficult to remove. I recently traded for a 2021 long-bed diesel, and want to get another Transfer-Flow when one becomes available for the 2021 Fords. I do it for peace-of-mind; so that I can tow for three for four days without constantly having to worry about fuel; so that I can reach Yellowstone (for example) at the end of a driving day and still enjoy driving around for the next couple of days without having to think about visiting a station. To me, that's worth 50 cents a day spread out over ten years. You do NOT get a transfer tank to for the purpose of finding cheaper fuel (you never save enough to get your money back), but a side benefit is that you have the option of topping-up whenever you happen to see a good price, or you can keep on trucking though a state where fuel is more expensive. But, as I said, that is secondary to peace-of-mind. Metal transfer tanks will have a good deal of water condensation. I put a water-separation filter in the line coming out of the transfer tank. That helped to keep water of out the main tank and not overtax the truck's own water-separation filter.
RoyF 05/27/21 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Back before cellphones

Remember when you could pick up a payphone, put in a dime, dial 0, ask 'information' for the number of Joe Doakes in Peoria, ask the operator to call Joe Doakes person-to-person, and if Joe Doakes was not able to come to the phone then you did not pay for the call and got your dime back.
RoyF 05/16/21 06:54pm RV Lifestyle
Ultra-easy summer pie

No baking or heating -- a good hot-weather dessert. 1 Graham pie crust (these are not frozen -- look in baking section of supermarket -- do NOT bake or heat the crust) 1 can crushed pineapple, throughly drained 1 8-oz cool whip, thawed Mix pineapple and cool whip. Fill pie crust with mixture. Chill and serve. Note that you do not bake a Graham pie crust. We have not yet experimented with other fillings such as blueberry, strawberry, you name it. After slicing you may see that some liquid has sunk to the bottom, but just pour it off before serving.
RoyF 05/15/21 04:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Virginia to Oregon and Back 45 foot with toad

To the Mississippi, my preferred fast route is I-64 across Virginia and Kentucky. It is interstate, but the scenery is good and the traffic is usually not heavy. Along the way, stop for a few minutes at the New River Gorge bridge (3rd tallest in the US). Have a (very expensive) lunch in the Sam Snead Restaurant at Greenbrier Country Club, White Sulfur Springs, WV. (My friends who play golf were pleased to get a paper napkin souvenir from the restaurant.) By the time you reach Lexington you may want to take a break. Camp at Kentucky Horse Farm for (at least) two nights. There is so much of interest (all having to do with horses) that you may want to want more than one full day. You have to cross the plains somehow. Of the interstates, I prefer I-80, but my favorite way is to cross Nebraska is on state highway 2 through the Sand Hills. In Wyoming, take state highway 450 to Wright and then highway 59 up to Gillette. You will see something that I thought amazing. These are the biggest coal mines in the country, and are the places where all those coal trains are loaded. Stop and watch to see how it is done. Two months is good. It sounds like a lot of time, but you could spend two weeks just getting to the Northwest, and then there is the return trip (along a different trip, of course.)
RoyF 05/05/21 01:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: So are there any decent 1141 replacement LEDs these days?

I have had good luck with leds from superbrightleds.com.
RoyF 04/26/21 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway info??

I agree with valhalla360 about not taking the RV on the parkway. Besides the parking problem at viewpoints, there are very few places on the parkway where an RV can be turned around should you want to. We did the entire Blue Ridge Parkway plus Skyline Drive in about two weeks, choosing to camp at RV parks close to parkway entrances. I believe there were five camps, three nights at each camp. There were side trips to Monticello and Charlottesville.
RoyF 04/12/21 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question about removing hitch with puck-system.

From OP: Ok, thanks, guys. As I said, I have a lot to learn. I was beginning to get the hang of my 2008 truck and setup when I traded it in.
RoyF 03/31/21 02:27pm Fifth-Wheels
Question about removing hitch with puck-system.

I picked up my 2021 Ford with factory-installed hitch just three weeks ago and am still learning about it. Yesterday, I removed the puck-system hitch in order to do some hauling. The hitch legs are held in place by four bolts (which the manual calls "T-pins".) Three of the T-pins stayed in place, but the fourth one dropped through to the ground. There are metal plates below three T-pins to prevent them from falling, but there is only air below the fourth. This problem with one T-pin made it a bit tricky to re-attach the hitch. Is my truck missing a plate below the fourth T-pin, or was the puck system designed so that one T-pin can fall to the ground when the hitch is removed?
RoyF 03/31/21 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh water pump

I usually turn mine off when it is not in use, but sometimes it gets left on all night and there has never been a problem. Unless you have a tap that is not completely closed (or a leak) then the pump ought not to run. ps: I turn it off when towing the trailer.
RoyF 03/25/21 01:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

Beautiful job. Does the ladder simply pass through your storage top and is not supported by it?
RoyF 03/20/21 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Want CD player for new truck

From the OP: I have learned quite a bit since my original post. I'm using iTunes to convert my CDs to AAC format. I like to listen to classical music, which needs to be organized by composer (rather than by song title). So after copying the iTunes files to a flash drive, I create new folders (directories) and organize them to my own liking. So I have a Puccini folder, which contains a Tosca folder, which contains a Callas folder, which contains the folders created by iTunes. (One Itunes folder per CD. Most operas require two, three, or four CDs.) To find what I want on my flash drive, I use the command EXPLORE DEVICE. That displays the folders (directories) at the top level. From there I can go down the chain, just like on a computer. So, if I want the Milanov version of Tosca, I go to Puccini, to Tosca, to Milanov. Then PLAY ALL.
RoyF 03/20/21 08:04am Technology Corner
RE: New truck build time

I ordered a 2021 Ford F350 on December 1. It was delivered 14 weeks later on March 9. There is hope for you yet.
RoyF 03/19/21 08:25am Towing
RE: Want CD player for new truck

From the OP: OK, you guys have convinced me. I'm putting my CDs on a thumb drive. I have hundreds of CD's, so this will keep me busy for a while. Thanks for the good advice.
RoyF 03/16/21 09:50am Technology Corner
RE: Want CD player for new truck

wildwood: We listen to classical music (symphonies, complete operas), and will take 50 or 60 CD's with us on a extended trip. Thumb drive may not be the right idea for us, but it may a good solution for somebody out there. Thanks for the suggestion.
RoyF 03/14/21 05:30pm Technology Corner
Want CD player for new truck

I'm excited about my 2021 Ford F350 diesel, but it has no CD player. I suppose that only old folks listen to CDs, but that's what we like to do. I have the Lariat entertainment system with a USB input, but do NOT have SYNC. I'll see what my local automobile stereo store has, but I welcome a suggestion.
RoyF 03/14/21 02:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Interesting vehicle

I think that's an Isuzu straight truck. They are not that cheap, and not very comfortable. But it would be easier to back it up.
RoyF 03/11/21 08:18am General RVing Issues
RE: toll charges

Toll for a four-axle combination (tow vehicle and two-axle trailer) is $13.75. (Go to pikepass.com to look up tolls in Oklahoma.)
RoyF 03/08/21 07:50am Roads and Routes
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