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RE: Arizona winter stay campgrounds

Questions you need to ask yourself: Do you want to spend all 3 months in one place, and take day trips to see as much of the area as you can? Or spend a week or two in one place, then move on to the next? Do you want a resort with regularly scheduled activities designed for snowbirds? There are plenty of those places, and they tend to be large with a lot of people around. Or would rather have smaller parks with more solitude, but few planned activities? Once you have decided those things, you can start looking for places to stay.
Seattle Steve 06/03/19 08:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Unplug All The Charger/Converters

I laughed as well. Scotty used to be pretty good. Now that he's getting a half million viewers on many of his videos, he's churning out 4 or 5 a day. They have become nonsense, not researched at all. Mostly just talking off the cuff about whatever comes to mind at the time.
Seattle Steve 06/02/19 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: VPN questions

Knowing what a VPN is will help you understand what it can and cannot do. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. It "virtually" sets up a secure connection between your computer and another computer over the internet. The goal is to make it as secure as a private network, like when you are connected directly to another computer in your own office. That's all it does. That remote computer (at the VPN host) then goes out to the internet, just like you would do by yourself if you were not on a VPN. So your link to the VPN server is secure, but from that point on it is no more secure than any other internet connection. One advantage is that the VPN server can be in a different country, so it appears as though you are accessing the internet from that country. Many people outside the US use a VPN with servers in the US so they can access Netflix, or other things that might be restricted in their country. With the switch to almost all websites now using https connections instead of non-encrypted http connections, a VPN is not really providing a huge security advantage for most people. As you can see, many of the other things people think a VPN can do, or is doing for them, is nonsense.
Seattle Steve 06/02/19 11:08am Technology Corner
RE: How do you manage without a toad?

We also downsized to a smaller class C and ditched the toad. Couldn't be happier with our decision. We're basically the size of a UPS truck, so can go almost anywhere. So much easier when the ability to back up is added back into driving. With Uber and Lyft, things have never been easier. And every time I've needed an Enterprise rental for a full-day excursion they have delivered to the RV park. Everything has been easier, and, in the long run, considerably less expensive. Note: we are not full time, which would make a big difference in the decision.
Seattle Steve 05/31/19 12:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I Get Away With a Quick Brake Job in a Campground?

I wouldn't even try a private campground. Out West we have all kinds of BLM land where you could do whatever you wanted. Where you are, I would look for a public campground with pull-thru sites that are parallel to the road so the side of your truck away from the road isn't visible. Then quietly do both brakes on the hidden side. Once you have it apart, they can't really ask you to leave. And if you're hidden, no one will even know you're doing it. Then find a similar site on the other side of the road so you can do the other side.
Seattle Steve 05/30/19 03:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Diesel prices by city or state

I have found that people do not update the diesel prices very frequently in gas buddy, and very often there are no diesel prices shown because the prices are too old. The bottom line for me is, "it is what it is." I fuel up when I need it, and don't sweat out paying a few pennies per gallon more if I have to. It's just less stressful for me.
Seattle Steve 05/30/19 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
Water Restrictions Grand Canyon North from Pipe Break

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline break. The National Park Service announced Thursday that public laundry and shower facilities are closed as well as public restrooms with flushing toilets. The park service says portable toilets are replacing the restrooms. Drinking water remains available for visitors. Officials say repairs on the water pipeline are expected to begin Saturday. The project is expected to take about 10 days. Holding tanks supply the only available public water on the North Rim. The tanks are filled by the pipeline, which has been a recurring problem for the park service. More than 80 breaks have been recorded since 2010.
Seattle Steve 05/24/19 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: whether you like him or not Marcus is standing for the flag

What does weather have to do with it? (Your subject line.) It's OK to stand with him, as long as you realize the reason behind his stand is 99% advertising and publicity, and 1% patriotism.
Seattle Steve 05/23/19 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Creamy Crockpot Tortalini

It does sound good, but I don't see the reason for the crockpot. If anything, it seems like it would make the meat rubbery. The meat is already cooked, so it seems like just simmering instead for 10-15 minutes would accomplish the same thing. Then finish with the tortellini and cheese as in your recipe. Am I missing something with the crockpot?
Seattle Steve 05/17/19 01:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Looking for good campground in Portland OR

Before retiring I lived in the Seattle area for 34 years and went to Portland more times than I can remember, but never camped there. It was usually day trips, or hotels so we would have the car. Also, I'm not into city RV parks. However, I did drive through Columbia River RV Park once just to check it out. It's right by the airport, so will be close to your meetings. It is nice for a big city RV park. Definitely not a camping feel, but clean and safety isn't an issue.
Seattle Steve 05/17/19 01:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need A/C Help

Most AC units require 12-15 amps, and up to 50% more to start up. If you were running it off a standard 15 amp outlet, then feeding through an extension cord of too small a gauge (most are 14-16 gauge, you need 10-12) it's possible you were only getting 8-10 amps at the motorhome. It's entirely possible the AC compressor motor was damaged. Fuses protect from too much power, not too little.
Seattle Steve 05/15/19 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2019 Mercedes Sprinter

Leisure Travel Vans began the switch-over in March. Several have shown up at dealers already. Vogtrv had one in stock a couple days ago, last time I checked. Lamesa rv had one, but it sold already.
Seattle Steve 05/02/19 12:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Route To Santa Fe NM from Michigan

Hi Teacup. Welcome to the forums! As you will soon learn, when you ask a question here you will get a dozen people who ignore your question and tell you to do it their way. They seem to need the self esteem boost they get by telling you what to do. Now, to answer the question you actually asked: No, you will have no problems with your class A on the route you selected. You will probably hit some construction, but that would be true of any alternative routes as well.
Seattle Steve 04/28/19 10:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Campgrounds in San Diego, LA & San Fran for Minivan Camping

One of our favorite spots is Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. It's an Orange County park about 10 miles inland from San Clemente. Definitely not a resort type campground. Some sites have electric, and there is water and dump station available. It is a hiker's paradise. Best part for us is no pets of any kind allowed, to preserve the integrity of the ecological environment.
Seattle Steve 04/26/19 11:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: wifi booster

Unfortunately the gentleman is using mac. They are now down to 9.73% market share. If you are interested in a good explanation of wifi boosters and how to put together your own system, this guy is probably the best on youtube. He does talk fast, so you might need to watch it a couple times, especially if the subject is new to you. David Bott Explains RV wifi boosters What does that have to do with wifi boosters? (That's a rhetorical question. I do understand that your self-esteem issues require you to validate your tech decisions at every opportunity, regardless of whether or not it has anything to do with the subject at hand.) BTW- Besides using a Mac, he also RVs in a Tiffin Allegro Bus 45, so he has obviously made good choices in his life and can afford good stuff. He doesn't have to settle for using second-best. :)
Seattle Steve 04/21/19 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: RV itinerary form Portland,Or to Port Angeles 5/23-5/28

The Olympic National Park visitor's center is in Port Angeles, and is very nice. Then take the drive up to hurricane ridge. The entrance is right next to the visitor's center. You will climb to about 5000 feet in just a few miles, and it is beautiful.
Seattle Steve 04/21/19 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: wifi booster

If you are interested in a good explanation of wifi boosters and how to put together your own system, this guy is probably the best on youtube. He does talk fast, so you might need to watch it a couple times, especially if the subject is new to you. David Bott Explains RV wifi boosters
Seattle Steve 04/21/19 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: wifi booster

A good wifi booster installed correctly (with an outside antenna) will possibly let you get a stronger signal with less signal dropouts. If the wifi speed at the park is slow, you will get a better connection to slow wifi. It cannot possibly make the speed any greater than the park speed, shared by all users. Bottom line: Boosters boost the signal, but not the speed. Don't expect any miracles.
Seattle Steve 04/20/19 09:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Restaurant tipping question

The only time I have heard of "Tip the Tab" is at fundraisers, like when local police officers or fire fighters work the tables for a local charity cause. In those cases I would have no problem tipping the tab. Otherwise, no way.
Seattle Steve 04/20/19 11:27am Around the Campfire
RE: things to do Vegas in June/July

For me the outdoor (free) fountain show at the Bellagio is a must, especially at night.
Seattle Steve 04/18/19 08:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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