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RE: Running the generator all night

Nothing deadlier than CO2. If you must at least use a Gen-turi. You mean CO: carbon monoxide not CO2: Carbon Dioxide with you exhale and is plant food. And there are many things deadlier than CO, HCN, H2S for just a few. He isn't running the generator inside is he?
agesilaus 06/15/21 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our first 8000 miles with a Garmin RV890

something I'm not clear on, is the GPs lifetime free maps? Theoretically tho I've seen others complaining about other models 'lifetime coming' to an end.
agesilaus 06/14/21 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prentice Cooper State Park: Chattanooga, TN

GPS? and what address on GMaps?
agesilaus 06/14/21 01:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Suspension Help Needed

Is the hitch correctly located over the rear axle? What model hitch?
agesilaus 06/13/21 03:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wowee The Insane Rise Of Copper Price

Tarriffs, the smoot-hawley act is void I think. And I doubt we get a lot of plywood from China. The SE is littered with lumber mills cranking out plywood, and so is the Northwest. The lack of workers to fill jobs since they are being paid to stay at home may have something to do with it. As for Copper, I don't know what the issue is. Tho I see that speculators are driving up the price. Maybe we could reopen some copper mines here in the US. Or maybe this: So if wood production is at a 13-year high, why aren’t lumber prices falling faster? Simply put, demand is still through the roof. In April, new housing starts backed off 8% from a 14-year high set in March 2021; however, that level of construction is up 67% from its bottom in April 2020 and up 22% from April 2019. Home construction remains red-hot. Additionally, do-it-yourselfers aren’t slowing down: In April, home improvement sales hit an all-time high—up 31% from pre-pandemic levels. “The backlog is just too strong. There are too many places to put wood,” says Chip Setzer, director of trading and growth for Mickey Group, a commodity trading platform. “I got customers in the Caribbean screaming for more; I got China customers screaming for more. Everybody is under a squeeze.”
agesilaus 06/12/21 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Wowee The Insane Rise Of Copper Price

What about $57 1/4 inch plywood or $7 to $8 2X4's. We aren't allowed to mention the reason for all this.
agesilaus 06/12/21 06:45pm Tech Issues
Our first 8000 miles with a Garmin RV890

OK we're back at home base for a few weeks after our spring loop. We added a Garmin RV890 to our truck and so far this is my opinion of the system: Overall I give it a B+ 1)It has almost never led us astray, or down a goat path even tho we traveled down some very secondary roads. It does have one quirk, once you tell it you are pulling an RV it will send you down routes that it thinks are RV safe for your unit. That's good but if it was a bit easier to switch back to truck only mode it would be nice. Now it requires some menu diving to pull it off. It did once seem to forget where it was going and I had to re-enter the destination. 2) it is mostly non irritating, meaning when you get off the track it wants you to take it does not bombard you with "OFF TRACK" audio. Mostly it adapts the track to your new route but once it kept insisting on it's route. And I have to admit that I came back by it's preferred route and it was faster...heh. 3) It does a fair job, I give it a C, of finding locations you tell it to search for. It's campground database is notably less complete than Campgroundreviews. And if you type in the actual address of the desired CG it sometimes identifies it as a cg. So there is some indexing issues with their database. This is a minor irritation. It is much weaker finding aother spots like Auto Parts stores and so on. 4) It has great depth, you can modify the screen appearances for example. If you are thinking about buying one of these watch this TechRV series on the RV890 5) It can be a boondockers buddy, it include the iOverland app that contains many western boondocking spots. It is weaker in the east of course. I find that the included app is much easier to use than the web based iOverlander site. 6) It contains quite a bit of info on places in its database, phone numbers for example and some mini reviews. It contains the Forsquare app which show some restaurants and other places. All in all I'm quite satisfied with the unit, shop around we got it for $300 off one Amazon vendor, which is a considerable discount off the list price. I have resisted switching to a dedicated nav system, we used the PC based DeLorme and Microsoft software for a long time. Finally using the DeLorme since it was somewhat less out of date. But it was leading us astray once or twice a day, leading to searches for a place to make a U-Turn with a 30 ft trauiler. And it's extremely irritatating "OFF ROUTE!!!" audio blasts finally broke my resistance down. I still use RVTW for route planning and will continue to do so.
agesilaus 06/12/21 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Fl to Mo

There is NOT an Interstate Hiway from Little Rock to Springfield. It is a U.S. Hwy. I didn't say it was the same interstate, but how about I40 to I49 and that north to Springfield?
agesilaus 06/11/21 07:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Posey Lake - Hell's Backbone Road (Utah FR 153)

That's a good two lane road all the way thru the Hell's Backbone Bridge and on to Boulder. We were in Escalante a few weeks ago but did not go that way. We have never been to Posey Lake tho so I'm not sure what the feeder road is like, but generally Utah has good secondary roads. We have spent several weeks in the Escalante area over the years. The lower Box Canyon trailhead is near there and is a nice trail and of course there is Hole in the Rock road which we've been down several times.
agesilaus 06/10/21 04:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water leak causing delamination.

I'd think about something like this: Wests leak repair Lots of YT videos: West system I'm just guessing that is the right repair kit, you need to call West's and talk to one of their people. Otherwise you can probably add two zeros to the price of that kit to have it done at a fiberglass shop. Just a guess but it won't be cheap.
agesilaus 06/10/21 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fl to Mo

We generally take I10 to Mobile, then Hwy 45 to Jackson to I20. You could take 20 to US65 and that to Little Rock and then it's Interstates all the way to Springfield. We took 49/45 south a few weeks ago and there was some construction but nothing major. We are in the G'ville area too.
agesilaus 06/10/21 10:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Turning a FW around in a Culdesac

Usually it is easier to turn and maneuver a fiver than a TT. You can make sharper turns for one thing and the mount is over the rear axle not hanging off the rear bumper. Maybe practice in a parking lot on a Sunday when it's empty. Use empty boxes to set up a space about the same size as the cul-de-sac
agesilaus 06/10/21 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tee Moulding

Edit: OP, do you mean the moulding that goes from carpet to linoleum and slips in a track? No, one is around the bathroom sink and the other around a small cabinet top
agesilaus 06/08/21 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Old Question

We just drive right thru south to north most of the time. The loop road is worse during the week, not sure about weekends. There are no good bypasses.
agesilaus 06/08/21 07:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Spiders

Seal up the doors and windows and stick a garden hose in the vent and fill the camper with water. Let it sit a day or so and drain. BTW places have exploded from too much bug bombs.
agesilaus 06/07/21 06:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hunt Camp RV - Suggestions Needed

Buy a used one that may be past it's traveling days but would be fine for a permanent location. You can probably find one for a few thousand.
agesilaus 06/07/21 03:06pm General RVing Issues
Tee Moulding

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agesilaus 06/07/21 02:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Tee Moulding

How do you keep this moulding in the slot? I have a couple of piece that came off and do not want to stay in. Brads? Glue?
agesilaus 06/07/21 02:25pm Tech Issues
RE: rv parks

We camped in Challis at the hot springs cg, it was OK. There is a ghost town between Challis and Stanley. Baytown? Worth a stop but I would not tow an rv up the road. And of course a few people think the Sawtooth mountains around Stanley are worth mentioning.
agesilaus 06/07/21 08:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Ac is acting funky. Anyone have any thoughts :)

Try turning the a/c off but leave the fan on high for an hour or so to thaw out the coil. Then turn the a/c back on. If it works then it could be the thermister is bad or fallen off the coil. Look at this playlist and you'll probably find what you need
agesilaus 06/07/21 07:32am Tech Issues
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