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RE: Needles Highway (too big?)

Smallest tunnel is 8'4" wide and 12' high. Last time I drove it was in a van, and had no problem. Well, no problem with the road. The day we did it a rock climber fell and was killed, and the road was blocked for a couple hours for emergency vehicles. But the road itself was no problem. You decide on your own comfort level.
Seattle Steve 06/01/20 04:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens

They don't want their "freedoms" infringed. And, I might add, that ranger doesn't want that freedom to be the cause of infecting him and his family. And I thought we who love the outdoors and nature would act like the more responsible adults. I also thought that our recreational activities should be the first to be opened up since we do it in wide open spaces. Now I understand why. We are not better. All of my years of RVing have shown that RVers are a representation or cross-section of society in general. They are no more intelligent or polite than the general public. The only generalization I have is that RVers with dogs are generally worse than non RVers, especially when it comes to expectation of special privileges.
Seattle Steve 05/31/20 09:31pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Strange Electric question...

I don't want to state the obvious, but mine has a power switch (standard 12 volt rocker) mounted inside the AV cabinet. Yours might be somewhere else.
Seattle Steve 05/26/20 08:23pm Technology Corner
RE: What's the Latest Solar Tech?

RV With Tito is one of my favorite websites and youtube channels. He has a lot of information on many RV DIY and maintenance issues, and has done a lot of personal reviews on various solar products. He does not sell anything, so his info is really unbiased. Somewhere on his website he has a PDF document, almost a book, of solar setup information. I read it about a year ago and was really impressed.
Seattle Steve 05/26/20 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: F550 Auxillary Fuel Tank

As I recall, that's under 30' and a quad cab. Not much room for another tank. Also, it's not really designed to be a long-distance RV. It's a small 4x4 made for off-road camping. Calling it a super C is really pushing it. 40 gallons is about right for what it was designed to be, IMHO.
Seattle Steve 05/18/20 11:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Question

Lower both rear wheels a little bit, both at the same time, and you should be fine. You will be a little off front to back but as long as you leave your reefer off there shouldn't be a problem. If you have a residential reefer you don't even have to worry about that. No need to leave the refrigerator off under these conditions. Absorption refrigerator specs call for it to be within 3 degrees side to side. On a 30' RV you would have to be off level by more than 18" front to back to be more than 3 degrees. A couple inches will make no difference at all.
Seattle Steve 05/17/20 06:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Where do you store your Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Slippers

Not full-timers, so we don't have many. But what we have goes in the drawer under the dinette bench which is right next to the stairs. Theater seats across from that, so handy to sit and pick out and put on shoes.
Seattle Steve 05/17/20 06:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need repair shop near Las Vegas

RV Service Reviews Sorry, no personal experience. This website might help.
Seattle Steve 05/13/20 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing dinette from a Newmar Bay Star

Im thinking of removing my dinette in my 30 foot Bay Star.It looks pretty strait forward. OK. You don't really need our permission.
Seattle Steve 05/13/20 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TSD Fuel Program Update

From their FAQ page: –Why do you need my Social Security Number? Answer: We do not do a credit check. We ask for your social security number in the event that we cannot collect a payment, we need this number to file a claim. For those of you who forgot what you learned in high school language arts, this is called a non sequitur: 'a statement having little or no relevance to what preceded it'. :)
Seattle Steve 05/09/20 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Rest Areas in Az, CA

Having driven that route more times than I can remember, frankly, there aren't that many rest areas anyway. I don't give it much thought. If there happens to be a rest area when I need or want one, great. Otherwise I just stop other places. The Love's in Quartzsite and Walmart in Indio are standard stops for us.
Seattle Steve 05/03/20 06:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Which TPMS system to buy for truck and trailer?

The only issue I have with the TST system is the very long delay between when the monitor loses contact with a sensor, and when it notifies you that it has lost contact. It takes an hour for the monitor to alarm for signal loss from a sensor. Way too long IMO. Plus if the monitor regains contact, you'd never know that it was running without updating because it will keep showing the last known reading. Conceivably you could lose contact with a sensor for 50 minutes, then regain contact, then lose contact for another 50 minutes. You would, in reality, only be connected to the sensor for maybe 10 minutes in 2 hours. I've never understood why they don't change the notification time to less than what it is. This concerns me. Does anyone else with TST systems have this issue?
Seattle Steve 05/03/20 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Considering Travel Nursing

One of the youtube channels I follow is No Ordinary Path. A very nice young couple, and he is a travel nurse. He seems to very openly talk about his contracts and the process of choosing them. The videos about his contracts are labeled as such, so it should be easy to find them. You might find it helpful.
Seattle Steve 05/02/20 06:56pm Full-time RVing
RE: Smart RV

I have no interest in it myself, but one of the YOUTUBERS I follow had a recent video about his Smart RV projects, and referred to a forum or facebook page for people interested in it.
Seattle Steve 05/01/20 03:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Cd's into zip drive so I can play them in new car

I didn't know what a zip drive was, so I looked it up. They are no longer used. Ah, what memories. When I was an IT Purchasing Manager in the 90's I bought literally hundreds of them, and thousand of the disks. But in this case I was assuming he meant a USB drive. I've heard people in different parts of the country refer to them as zip drives, so it's probably a regional colloquial term.
Seattle Steve 04/30/20 02:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Making Purchases on Amazon

Then I asked how I would shop if I didn't have my phone with me. I got no answer other than to say it was their new policy. When you receive the authentication code and enter it on the Amazon website, look for a check box that says something like "Remember this browser" and check it before you click OK or Authenticate, or whatever it says. You won't have to enter the code next time on that device and web browser, so you won't need your phone with you unless you reinstall the system or browser.
Seattle Steve 04/30/20 02:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cd's into zip drive so I can play them in new car

If you search youtube for convert cd to MP3 you will find thousands of videos. It will probably be easier to follow a video than written instructions.
Seattle Steve 04/30/20 01:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

The Coronado National Forest in southern AZ was never closed for the beer bug. We've been boondock camping and riding our RZR in the forest this whole time. None of the AZ state parks closed but some will soon close not for the virus but for the heat. Are you sure about that last statement? Lost Dutchman State Park is probably the hottest of the AZ state parks in summer, and they do NOT close for summer. I talked to a host there about it.Perhaps that is why I said 'some will soon close'. Mine and another family are headed to Alamo Lake State Park next week and it's expected to be in the high 90's. We might switch and check out boondocking in Kaibab Nat Forest up north near Williams, in cooler country. https://azstateparks.com/summer-camping On the AZ State Parks Summer Camping site, they do not state that any of the AZ State Parks are closed in summer, including the High Desert and the Sonoran Desert sites, the hottest sites in summer. They all appear to be open throughout the summer. Even though they are technically open all year and take reservations, they start to close when the fire danger gets too high. Unfortunately, that affects at least some of the parks every summer.
Seattle Steve 04/22/20 08:55pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Rear Hitch Receiver

Search etrailer.com for hitch cargo carrier.
Seattle Steve 04/16/20 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: AZ Governor Statement on RV Travel during Stay At Home order

The AZ governor has his priorities right. He deemed golf courses as essential businesses and can remain open. :S Actually, he deemed exercise and physical activity as essential. Here's the paragraph from his declaration: "Engaging in outdoor exercise activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking or golfing, but only if appropriate physical distancing practices are used." I'm not a golfer, but it seems like social distancing would not be difficult to maintain.
Seattle Steve 04/01/20 12:52pm General RVing Issues
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