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RE: Reserve California

The website did change to a new "improved" version. I remember last September that when you logged on, you could use the old version, or choose to use the new version.
StarkNaked 01/16/22 11:47am Technology Corner
RE: Needles to Quartzsite?

We did this route two years ago. We chose the Lake Havasu City route. Mainly to see London Bridge (not worth it). But we also chose that route because we thought it would be more scenic. Yes, there is some traffic through Lake Havasu City, and it gets a little slow and curvy around the south end of the lake and Parker Dam. But I still think it was a better choice for the scenery.
StarkNaked 01/11/22 03:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Holding Tank Terminations

See the note from jpmyers above. The plumbing is installed incorrectly. It does not matter if cap is removed or not. If the gray valve is opened first with the black valve closed nothing will come out, and both tanks will be connected to each other. Levels will equalize, and nothing will come out of the dump hose. And accidents do happen. I don't assume life is perfect. I have seen the disaster where someone removes the cap when the valves were not closed, and the tanks were full.
StarkNaked 12/22/21 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holding Tank Terminations

There is nothing stopping someone from putting the plumbing together like this. But... If the black tank is full, and the gray tank is empty, and the gray tank valve is opened, it means that the black water would back flow into the gray tank until they are both at the same level. So, half of the black water would be in the gray tank. Doesn't sound like a good thing! Now before someone says you should never open valves in that order, never underestimate the possibility that it could happen.
StarkNaked 12/20/21 08:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holding Tank Terminations

Doesn't sound correct to me. There should be two valves. And as already mentioned, it would mean that both tanks would be connected at some point, either during dumping, or all the time. I guess it could be possible but doesn't sound good.
StarkNaked 12/20/21 04:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: A TATRA Off Road Motorhome

Tatra has been around for a long time. They build serious trucks. Tune into the Dakar coverage the first week of January to see them get airborne. Tatra Dakar Trucks
StarkNaked 12/16/21 03:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Grey tank ABS pipe leak

I would try your suggestion for a Fernco coupling. They come in hundreds of sizes and styles. You might also look at how you can better support the pipe to reduce movement.
StarkNaked 12/05/21 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Odd CG map

Looks like they are using the same map designer as And that is not a compliment!
StarkNaked 12/04/21 05:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

Well, I just went and checked the alcohol-containing RV anti-freeze I have, and nowhere does have a "Flammable" on the label, and it does contain a certain percentage of ethyl alcohol. However it does say in small letters near the ingredients that it is "Combustible", which I think is considerably different from "Flammable". The only difference between "Combustible" & "Flammable" is the flash point. I also checked a couple of MSDS sheets for the two types of RV antifreeze. Both with the same freeze point rating. Flash point for ethanol antifreeze - 110F. Flash point for Propylene Glycol antifreeze - 228F. FLAMMABLE VS. COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS NFPA splits flammable liquids into two types: flammable and combustible. Whereas OSHA only has one type: flammable liquids. Either way, these are liquids that can burn, or rather, the vapor they give off can burn.
StarkNaked 12/01/21 04:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

For all the comments about alcohol-based antifreezes not being flammable, please explain why every single one of them has a flammable warning on the label? I'm not the one that wrote the label's warnings, so don't flame me! (See what I did there!) I'm no expert, but I'm guessing the evaporated fumes are more flammable than the liquid.
StarkNaked 12/01/21 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

Thanks to KD4UPL. Yes, West Marine has it in stock. West Marine My local store has over 1000 gallons sitting on the shelf! They have 5 different blends, all but one are alcohol free.
StarkNaked 11/30/21 09:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

Ummm, why do you want it to be alcohol free? Not trying to start something, I really want to know the rationale. All you are trying to do is get the water out of the system. The pink stuff with alcohol will do that. Once the water is out, you can safely drain the pink stuff out too. It doesn't have to remain in the system. The water is gone. i thought the 'pink stuff' was vegetable based. ??? The RV antifreeze is either ethanol based or propylene glycol based. (Note that there is NO ethylene glycol in it. That is in car antifreeze and is deadly.) I am assuming that the OP is talking about avoiding the ethanol based stuff. However, technically, propylene glycol, also, is an alcohol. The alcohol-based stuff has two things I would like to avoid. First is it is flammable. Second is that alcohol is harder on rubber seals (like in the dump valves). And for others that have asked, I'm talking about winterizing the fresh water system. And thanks for the West Marine suggestion. I have a couple boat places I can try.
StarkNaked 11/30/21 08:49pm General RVing Issues
Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

Is everybody having trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season? Walmart has always had it in past seasons. This year, three different brands, but all alcohol based. Checked on line, Home Depot had it at a store 15 miles away (plus at other stores even further). Drive all the way there, but they can't find it. Now when I check again on line, they have zeroed out all inventory within 100 miles of my zip code. Drive to the local hardware chain (since they don't do on line inventory) and they have several brands as well, but all alcohol based. Try Autozone, same thing. Two different brands, but all alcohol based. Is everybody having this problem?
StarkNaked 11/30/21 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose!

I had this exact problem. I used this flange ring: Note that it has curved edges, and is not flat. I kept the broken pieces, and kept them under the flange ring for more support. I also had to do some minor trimming on the bottom of the toilet since the flange ring takes up slightly more room under toilet.
StarkNaked 11/09/21 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Does your slide interfere with any operation.....

My RV, no problems. But I know a coupe of people with issues. One, they cant open the fridge. The other, they can only get to one side of a double sink.
StarkNaked 10/29/21 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

Nope, never!
StarkNaked 10/19/21 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Is GasBuddy any use at all now??

I use it any time I am planning a trip. I will say that it is much more simple to use on a computer, but I can still make it work on my android phone and tablet.
StarkNaked 10/04/21 03:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Two part ??? - Has your camping reservation been cancelled?

Well, another campground is canceled. Now we are up to three cancelations on this trip. We were supposed to be on Big Sur starting today. At least I found someone else's cancelation in Santa Cruz. So we have a campsite, but we will be listening to the freeway all night. Highway 1 on Big Sur would be much more peaceful!
StarkNaked 09/20/21 09:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Two part ??? - Has your camping reservation been cancelled?

Two part Question - Has your camping reservation been cancelled? And part two - Will you choose to cancel your reservation even if the campground is open? Both questions are about the fires burning in many places right now. And all of the smoke that goes along with the fires. My answer: Two of the campgrounds on our upcoming three week trip have already been cancelled. Another one is currently closed, but is scheduled to reopen a couple of days before we get there. As of right now, we will go for it. Quote from news article in today's paper: More than 24,000 camping reservations out of 3.2 million so far this year have been canceled due to wildfires, according to data kept by, which books campsites on most federal lands.
StarkNaked 09/05/21 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CA National Forests closed for two weeks

I just received my email this morning from To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This closure will be in effect from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. “We do not take this decision lightly but this is the best choice for public safety,” said Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien. “It is especially hard with the approaching Labor Day weekend, when so many people enjoy our national forests.” Your campground reservation for the Klamath National Forest will be cancelled and a full refund issued.
StarkNaked 08/31/21 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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