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RE: Texas Hill Country

Our trip took place from late March to early April. We really enjoyed Texas! Thanks again to all for your helpful suggestions. If you like reading trip reports, I blogged the whole trip. My blog is in no way commercial (at least not for me; I'm sure WordPress is making money off of my content, but that's another story). If you are going to be offended by me posting a link here, just don't click on it. Save yourself the trouble. (I only say this because one time when I posted a link to my blog someone here got in my face about "promoting" my content.) Here is the link to the start of the trip. Each succeeding day or group of days is linked at the end of each entry. -Speak
SpeakEasy 05/02/23 08:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Rotation

Speaking of "aging out"... how old are your tires? If they are the ones that came with the camper, definitely think about replacing them. Yes, they may look great, but they will fail eventually. I've never rotated the trailer tires, but I keep an eye on how they are wearing. We just don't put enough miles on it - so I've replaced the tires due to age rather then mileage / wear. Yeah, the originals are long gone. The current ones are three years old. Thanks for the idea though. -Speak
SpeakEasy 03/21/23 12:21pm Travel Trailers
Tire Rotation

Later this week I'll be re-packing my wheel bearings. My trailer has four wheels. While I have this project underway it would be very easy to rotate my tires. I've never heard or read anything about rotating trailer tires. I can't see any benefit to rotating front-to-back, but maybe side-to-side? Is there any benefit or harm to doing so? Do any of you do this routinely? Why or why not? Thanks, Speak
SpeakEasy 03/20/23 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Go Pro camera

I've been using an Akaso for years and like it just fine. Lots less money than a GoPro. I've used it underwater too! -Speak
SpeakEasy 03/18/23 07:21am Technology Corner
RE: Texas Hill Country

Any opinions about the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park campground? -Speak
SpeakEasy 02/06/23 11:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas Hill Country

This is our first time in the area and are currently in FIMFO. Very big rig friendly. FIMFO? Not familiar. Can you decode for me? -Speak
SpeakEasy 02/06/23 08:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas Hill Country

Depending when you go, DO make the Willow City loop if in the spring. The wild flower fields are unbelievable. Then of course there's Lukenbach. Another gotta see for us. This is one of the few places in the United States where we prefer to stay at a KOA. It is at the intersection of the road leading out to Lukenbach on US 290. The best part of the campground is far back among the trees. That would still be our choice. I'm not finding it. It may have changed from a KOA to a non-affiliated campground. It looks like maybe Bending Oaks RV Resort is now at the location you've described. Is it? Maybe? -Speak
SpeakEasy 01/29/23 01:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas Hill Country

Is the Bluebonnet Festival (in Burnet) worth going to? So far there is nothing listed as far as music headliners; I guess they will list that next month. What sort of music do they typically book? Thanks, -Speak
SpeakEasy 01/28/23 12:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Extinction of Fossil Fuels

Fact #1: RV'ers rely on propane. Fact #2: Propane, as currently formulated, is a fossil fuel. Fact #3: The fossil fuel industry is in the crosshairs of the climate change cult. Opinion #1: If we sit back and watch it happen, we will soon be facing legislation that will make RV-ing, as we've known it, impossible, because all fossil fuels will be extinct. If you don't believe me, just look at what we saw last week in terms of the trial balloon of making gas stoves extinct. You may think that particular issue just blew over, but here in New York State, our governor is seriously moving in that direction. With one-party rule here, I don't see anything that is going to stop her. Then, what will be her next target? So - Q#1: Is there anything we can do to protect our beloved RVing? Q#2: If propane is no longer possible, what will power our RV's? -Speak
SpeakEasy 01/19/23 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Texas Hill Country

Thanks to all who have replied. I'm finding your input very helpful in my planning! -Speak
SpeakEasy 01/19/23 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Texas Hill Country

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SpeakEasy 01/11/23 12:21pm General RVing Issues
Texas Hill Country

Recommendations for your favorite campgrounds in this area? We generally prefer State Parks, county parks, COE campgrounds. We like some hiking, wildlife viewing, scenic drives, looking at water, a bit of kayaking and maybe bicycling. Historic sites nearby are a plus. Traveling in April. Thanks, Speak
SpeakEasy 01/11/23 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing in the snow

As to the idea of using the shoulder - if you know the road and can trust that it really is only a couple inches lower than the road surface, then yes, use it. However - I have gotten stuck once because the surface of unplowed snow on the shoulder was equal in height to the road surface, concealing the fact that the shoulder was 6" or more lower than the road surface. YIKES! -Speak
SpeakEasy 12/01/22 01:49pm Towing
RE: Towing in the snow

Wait it out if you can. Why increase your risk so substantially unless you have to? -Speak
SpeakEasy 11/29/22 11:45am Towing
RE: Harvest Hosts

We've been members for years. We really enjoy using H H whenever we take a long road trip. We use them en-route, not as destinations. Most of the H H locations have been some of the nicest locations we've ever camped at. Some - not so much. But even the un-nice ones, you're only there for an overnight, so who cares, really. The nice ones are super memories. Some of the best memories are the conversations with the small business owners who developed these wineries, farms, breweries and so on. Wonderful success stories of the American dream. If you like meeting people, and you can engage them in conversation about themselves, it's a real win. I consider the expectation of a small purchase to be a very fair trade-off for the experience of staying overnight in a unique location. Heck, even at Walmart or Cracker Barrel, if you boondock in their parking lot you make a purchase, don't you? The issue of having to become a member to learn the locations is an essential part of the business model. If the locations were made public, then why would anyone join? Why would hosts agree to let just anyone park overnight in their location with no accountability and no expectation of any benefit of doing so? Members are expected to produce a current membership card when they arrive, and Hosts are expected to ask for that card and to keep track of who has stayed. If you, as a non-member, managed to discover a Host and stay overnight, you essentially gamed the system. If that's what floats your boat, well - OK then. -Speak
SpeakEasy 11/29/22 11:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Streaming with an iPhone

We use Verizon (senior plan) with unlimited data; iPhone as a hotspot and streaming to laptop; Roku screen mirroring (app) to TV. I'm not terribly savvy about the latest tech solutions, so this may not be the best way, but it works and I can set it up. -Speak
SpeakEasy 10/03/22 09:04am Technology Corner
RE: Truck Scalping

People really don't seem to understand the term "supply and demand." Simply put, when there are more buyers than there are of the thing they want to buy, prices rise. Every seller, in a free market (which we supposedly have), naturally wants to sell for as high a price as possible. Every buyer, naturally, wants to buy for as low a price as possible. When these two natural forces are left to play out without interference, prices tend to stabilize. Think of an auction as a great illustration of a free market economy in action. When the g'ment sent trillions of free dollars into the economy suddenly a lot of people were willing to pay more for things. Then, when the supply chain got disrupted (for a number of reasons), there were fewer goods on hand to sell. Both of these things combined to give us the crazy inflation we're stuck with now. If any particular truck dealer were, in fact, scalping, everyone would shop at his competitor and he'd go out of business. When prices are high everywhere, it isn't scalping, and it isn't generally greed behind it. -Speak
SpeakEasy 09/12/22 06:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Future of Pricing

I don't see prices on anything coming down any time soon. Except stocks! (LOL) -Speak
SpeakEasy 08/29/22 03:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas regulator

Glad to hear you resolved the problem. Way back in 2000, we bought our first "rv." It was a brand-new Coleman popup. Best you could get back then (IMO). After a quick weekend-check-it-out camping outing, we set off across country to see Yellowstone. Never had done anything close to this before, and we were super excited. First night in the park it was a bit chilly, with temps forecast to be in the 30's overnight. "Don't worry," I told my family, "We've got a heater!" (We had been tent campers for many years, and couldn't believe the lux that we were now living in!) Middle of the night we were getting cold, so I flipped the switch to turn on the propane heater. Nothing. In the morning there was frost on the roof of the camper. Not a single propane appliance was working in our brand-new camper. Warranties don't do you much good in a situation like that. I did all the trouble shooting I could think of, and spent time on the phone with my dealer 2000 miles away while the family enjoyed Old Faithful. Long story short - faulty gas regulator. Yeah. Yes; they do fail. And yes, a spare is a good idea. -Speak
SpeakEasy 07/31/22 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Selling 2018 F150 to upgrade to 2022 F150 - worth it or not?

You are likely going the wrong direction if your goal is to be less tight on money. If anything, sell the '18 and look for something older you could pay cash for with the proceeds from the '18. This is wisdom. If you (OP) are truly looking for advice, you can't get any better advice than this. -Speak
SpeakEasy 07/28/22 09:18am Tow Vehicles
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