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RE: Colored party globe lights for awening? ...yeah, I know

Just curious, is this more of an East coast thing? I've never seen it out West. Maybe we've just been very lucky.
Seattle Steve 06/21/20 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brrr! Only 100 degrees.

Catalina Mountain Webcam
Seattle Steve 06/19/20 10:57am Around the Campfire
RE: How to Block Text & Calls on the Iphone.

JMO but we have gotten calls from an unknown number only to find out it was from our great-granddaughter, age 8, who borrowed a friend's phone because hers was dead. She needed us to come pick her up. Sorry, I'll put up with some spam calls and such in order to answer a needed call. Agreed. I tried it for a couple days a long time ago when it first came out, then switched it back. Missing legitimate calls defeats the purpose of having a mobile phone.
Seattle Steve 06/19/20 09:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Defunct RV Brand Yakima WA

You might be thinking of Alpine Western RV. It did have a great reputation, but they didn't survive the 2008 recession. I found a little info on them. Alpine Western RV
Seattle Steve 06/18/20 08:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Devil's canyon UT

The maps provided by are just wretched. Yes. Even when working down the campsite list on the left of; which highlights the location on the map on the right, it gets screwed up starting at site 14. Some sites don't even show up. That's because not all of the sites in this park are reservable. Some are first-come. Only the reservable ones show up.
Seattle Steve 06/18/20 01:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need advice on towing cargo trailer

Just for kicks I pulled out the invoice for my move from Seattle to Tucson when I retired. I moved no appliances--they stayed with the house, and got rid of all furniture except living room, family room, and two bedrooms. Also moved almost none of my tools, maybe a couple hundred pounds. It came in at 7060 pounds.
Seattle Steve 06/17/20 04:47pm Towing
RE: Do You Trust Hitch Locks?

On my ATV trailer I use a locking pin similar to those above, plus a hitch anti-rattle, Not so much for the anti-rattle, but as a secondary means of securing the hitch for added peace of mind.
Seattle Steve 06/17/20 03:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Trying to find a good RV Maintenance Place?
Seattle Steve 06/17/20 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C with out tow car

Do any of you carry an E bike to run around in? I do, but you should be aware of some caveats. First, the ebike (mine is a RadRover) is fairly heavy at 60 pounds with the battery removed. My rear hitch is 23" off the ground. My bike rack (1up-usa super duty with fat tire kit) raises it another 4" so you need to be able to lift 60 pounds more than 2 feet off the ground. Also there is only so much you can carry in a backpack, limiting how much you can use it for shopping. I do use it far more often around the house than I do out camping. When camping it is mostly for exploring dirt roads when boondocking when I don't bring my ATV. So I love the freedom of traveling without a towed vehicle (except occasionally the ATV on a trailer), but we're really good about planning what we need and stopping at stores before we get to the campground. Of course, it is much easier to stop at stores when you're not towing.
Seattle Steve 06/16/20 12:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lightweight Generator From Israel

Jokes always lose something when they have to be explained, but Jewish boys are circumcised on the eighth day. The Abrahamic covenant that goes back 4000 years.
Seattle Steve 06/14/20 11:07am Tech Issues
RE: Towing or packing a Smart Car on the back of a Class A

I considered it at one point. Kendon makes a trailer specifically for the Smart car that can be stood on end to take up less space when not being used.
Seattle Steve 06/14/20 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at using the Fantastic Fan while in storage

It won't really do any good unless you also have a window or two open for air to come in. That's more places for insects and critters to get in. It's impossible to cool it lower than the ambient temperature. If it's 90 outside the best you will do is get it down to 90 inside.
Seattle Steve 06/13/20 01:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Grand Tetons first come first serve

JAC1982, if your parents want to boondock, there is an easy way to avoid losing your site when you pack up for the day -- leave a couple of camp chairs in the site, with a big note saying "campsite occupied" and maybe the current date. We have done this and have never had anyone poach our site. And there is plenty of boondocking to the east of the Tetons -- for example, the Shadow Mtn area. I carry a cheap tent, I think I got for about $20 as a lightning deal on Amazon, but anything from Goodwill that's easy to setup will work. The site really looks occupied when there's a tent.
Seattle Steve 06/13/20 01:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: best place to buy/ sell dinghy has a section for tow behind cars.
Seattle Steve 06/13/20 12:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

With Covid 19, Jayco is way behind in authorizing warranty work. Floor repair REQUIRES Pre Authorization from Jayco if it goes over 6 hours. SMART dealerships get the unit in just for checkout and pics and then let the customer go and use the RV. The dealership warranty dept then sends the pics and estimate of what they want to do with Labor and Parts. It can take up to 2 weeks in normal times, but who cares as long as you are using the unit. Once Auth, the dealer calls the customer and schedules the unit back in. Now, for bubbles, the usual way to repair is either cut along the edge of the closest Cabinet and lift and glue or use the syringe to inject glue into the bubble spots, then install a flat plate with a heavy item(I use bad 12 volt batteries) overnight to set the glue. Rarely does the entire floor have to be replaced for bubble type problems and even then, 20 to 25 hours is the labor time. We use a Flooring company to replace Lino type floors when doing a complete RV as they can fit and cut perfectly as they do this type work all the time. Good explanation. While I would be tempted to do it myself, I really like the idea of making the dealer repair the work, then ding the manufacturer for thousands of dollars for the repair cost. The only way they will improve their quality control is to eat these costs. Eventually they will realize that it's more profitable to spend the extra 10 minutes to do the job right the first time. I know...wishful thinking.
Seattle Steve 06/12/20 07:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lightweight Generator From Israel

The biggest problem with a generator from Israel is that after 8 days you have to cut the plug off.
Seattle Steve 06/11/20 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Grand Tetons first come first serve

I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but remember that past experience is not necessarily a prediction of the future. This summer will be quite different. Many RV dealerships are reporting that the month of May was the best sales month in their entire history. Many families have cancelled other types of travel and are spending their vacation RVing this year. I would think trips to National parks would be pretty high on people's list for their RV vacation. So hopefully there will be plenty of spots available like is years past. But there is no guarantee this summer.
Seattle Steve 06/11/20 03:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Out of state license and storage.

Vehicles are generally titled and registered in the state where they're garaged. As an attorney, I can tell you this is an incorrect statement. Vehicles are titled where the owner maintains a legal residence. Correct. The registration address must correspond with the address of the primary registered owner. Otherwise everyone would title their vehicles in the cheapest state, regardless of where they live. My wife, who was a licensed insurance broker her whole working career, also says you will stand a good chance of having any insurance claim denied. There is fine print in almost all insurance binders that states the vehicle must be registered in the state of residence. Claim can (and most likely will be) denied based on fraudulent information on the insurance application.
Seattle Steve 06/11/20 10:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Arizona and AC

when overing a summer in az. I installed the largest window a/c unit I could find. to help my rooftop unit. the place still got hot.. I found that by using another window, I could just use a swamp cooler while I was gone and at night. then seal up the cooler during the heat of the day and just use the ac units... wasn't a pleasant summer.. if/when I replace my old rv. I will be downsizing. but will have twin a/c units and add an extra 1-2" of insulation installed in or on the roof. even if I have to have it done by a non dealer source. For a summer in AZ I'd definitely want my RV kept in the shade for another reason besides keeping it cool insidie. The sun's heat and UV rays are VERY HARD on RV exteriors - drying, cracking, and generally breaking down every exterior thing - of course including the paint, rubber seals, and chemical sealants. It's too bad large SW U.S. solar farms don't mount their panels up high off the ground and then set up RV parks underneath the panels so RV'ers could both camp in the shade and pay for less expensive electrical power. Actually, the KOA in Tucson has a large section that is under solar panel canopies. Obviously, that section is more popular in the summer than the winter. Also, many of the RV storage lots are under solar panel cover as well. There is another new one being built that is supposed to be open next month, but I drove past yesterday and it looks like they were delayed and are a long way from completion.
Seattle Steve 06/10/20 11:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery disconnects above door

Come on, posters, we've only had 5 people give the same answer. That's unusual for around here. We need at least a dozen more.
Seattle Steve 06/04/20 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
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