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RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

That's probably enough Cruise Chat for an RV forum. Thanks for all the constructive comments.
dedmiston 11/28/19 12:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 320G first impressions

Nice looking rig. I'm glad to hear you didn't have more gremlins. Usually a new rig has a long list of warranty items. I like your convenience center. Did you remove a partition to fit your 50A cord like that? I have to give you a hard time though: Is that actually three cans of WD40? That's more than a lifetime supply. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49100240236_dcc4f9beaf_b.jpg width=800
dedmiston 11/25/19 01:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: YNP to add cell phone access at Canyon Village

Please keep it friendly, whether you agree or disagree. http://www.grainofinfinity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/no-snark.jpg
dedmiston 11/25/19 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: About to GO Full Time

6- Option it up. Make sure you have 3 AC units. If you travel somewhere warm, you will have enough cooling. If one goes down, you still have 2. Adding a 3rd to ours was only about $800 from the factory. Also make sure you have slide toppers. Full timing you will stay at CGs longer and all sorts of stuff will fall on your slide. The toppers will keep the slides clean of debris. Get the 3 season door so your deck is usable as a deck. Ours have three, but you can only run two at a time. There's a switch in the bedroom that toggles between the bedroom and garage AC. Sometimes it's a tough choice. The furnace doesn't make it to the garage either, so the garage gets the shaft for both seasons (we only have two seasons in SoCal).
dedmiston 11/25/19 10:26am Toy Haulers
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

OK. Well my wife booked the cruise today! When she gets the bug to do something she follows through with it. Went with Royal Caribbean on the Symphony of the Seas 7 night cruise in early Feb. Booked an outside balcony room. Leaving from Miami, then Cozumel, Routan Honduras, Puerto Costa Maya Mexico, Perfect Day at a Cococay Bahamas and then back to Miami, there are 2 days at sea. Thanks everyone for all the help and info. It was very helpful and insightful. Roatan is one of the greatest places we've ever seen. If my lovely wife ever leaves me, the first place I'll look for her is Roatan.
dedmiston 11/23/19 08:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

We got a balcony room for our Disney / Alaska cruise, mostly because it was our first cruise and I figured we'd splurge. It was great! We were out on the balcony every day for awhile. Having said that... I can understand, after going on a few cruises, why people would want to save money by getting an inside cabin. My wife probably isn't unique in the fact that she takes for-stinking-ever to get ready. Day or night, that balcony paid off in spades. I could sit out there and read a book while she got ready and I never got uptight.
dedmiston 11/23/19 10:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Still confused about inverter n gen

A UPS doesn't switch. Its battery is being charged or not but the output is always driving the loads. Yep, or else the "U" wouldn't stand for "uninterruptible".
dedmiston 11/21/19 05:52pm Toy Haulers
RE: Riders planet

That’s how I first found trona pinnacles a few years ago when we started going to the desert . Planet of the Apes was filmed there. Have you found the fresh water gold pond yet around Cal City? Gold pond or goldfish? Those goldfish were hard to find.
dedmiston 11/21/19 03:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: rt 81

My apologies. The snarky posts have been deleted. No need to apologize. It just seems like some people's egos on this forum are a bit out of control. It feels like it's been getting worse lately. I wish folks could take a deep breath and keep their perspective.
dedmiston 11/20/19 04:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: rt 81

Good grief! Is the snark really necessary? How about just answering the question with a real answer? Geez Louise people! It was a simple question that required a simple answer, not sarcasm and ridicule. And we wonder why there are fewer and fewer people on this Forum. How about answering like this: If you are asking about I 81, it is an interstate - no bridge problems. instead? Thank you Vermilye (and the few others) for your respect and straightforward answers. My apologies. The snarky posts have been deleted.
dedmiston 11/20/19 01:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Road Trip! BC to California

if you know what I mean. Absolutely yes. But many of us have done the Western border-to-border trip. It's long, but not intrepid. There's plenty to see along the way. The journey really does supersede all else.
dedmiston 11/19/19 08:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Road Trip! BC to California

Scrolling back through this tread, there's a lot of off-topic chatter. Thoughts: * New member. Let's be more considerate about welcoming him with constructive feedback. * New Moho. Do we really think he wants to do the "drive vs. fly" math? If I had an awesome new toy, I'd want to take it out and use the heck out of it too. So how about we keep our feedback more supportive and address the stated questions? Thanks everyone.
dedmiston 11/19/19 12:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Road Trip! BC to California

The other issue is the cost -- if you tally up the cost of gas and the wear and tear on the rig, it is not cheap to drive from BC to OC, especially if you divide the total by the number of "fun days." (Wear and tear is pretty simple -- if your rig has an expected useful life of 100,000 miles, and the round trip is 5,000 miles, that's 5 percent of the life of the rig and its purchase price.) In other words, let's say it costs a total of $4000 to drive there and back, and you only have four days of fun out of the 12 total days. That's a thousand dollars a fun day. By contrast, if you fly and stay in hotels, you lose two days and end up with ten fun days. Even if the total is $5000, that is only $500 per fun day, a much better ratio. Of course, I have cherry picked these numbers for ease of calculation. The real numbers might be very different!! ;) I don't think I've ever seen anyone analyze an RV trip this way. How do you assign a dollar value to the experience of the trip? My wife and I just returned from a 19 state trip, nearly 11,000 miles. We really could have saved a bundle if we'd just flown there and back.
dedmiston 11/19/19 12:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: help picking new tt

Dang. Doesn't anyone remember what it was like to be new? Give the guy a break. He's only been a member for a few days.
dedmiston 11/19/19 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Texas road map

Amazon? Auto Club?
dedmiston 11/14/19 03:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gas pump

Slightly off topic, but what are folks using for protection since Nozzle Condom went out of business? I lost my old Nozzle Mitt and don't have protection for my nozzle end anymore.
dedmiston 11/13/19 08:18am Toy Haulers
RE: UTV trails/campgrounds in Richfield Utah area ???

Just checked out both places, thx azdryheat and sbell2003. Both place look great and very RZR friendly. do either of you know anything about the trails ? we have mud/rocky type terrain here, so i need to find out what type of terrain it would be out there so i can make a good decision due to our tire type. We run the Bighorn knobby type tire on ours. Thanks for all the help. Bighorns will be fine in Utah terrain. We run Bighorns too. Just take it easy on the pavement so you don't damage the knobbies.
dedmiston 11/13/19 08:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US 395 Kamer Junction to Hesperia

They've made a lot of changes along that stretch recently. Most of the work has been for safety. There are double-double yellow stripes and semi-permanent plastic delineators in the center to stop fools from crossing the center to pass. It's definitely better now than in the past.
dedmiston 11/05/19 09:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: South Dakota, July 2020

Devil's Tower is a great stop. Our family loved it more than Rushmore. The SD Black Hills are gorgeous too. My wife and I just came through there last month on our way home from an eight week trip. We were coming the other way back from Minnesota. We drove through North Dakota and then came south to get to the Black Hills. What a gorgeous drive. Wyoming is amazing, but she's a tough lover. (Two of our kids went to college at the University in Laramie, so we've spent plenty of time there.) Don't underestimate the distances and the weather. We got caught on a windy day (even by WY standards) and the wind somehow cut through one of our slide-outs and blew out the bedroom window on the opposite side. I've never seen anything like that before. And that wasn't the first time Wyoming took a swing at us. The rest of the trip was crazy cold with just plastic duct-taped across where the window should have been. Everyplace in WY is awe inspiring except for the drive across the 80 in the south. The 80 is bleak and windy. Avoid it if you can. The rest of the state is mind blowing. Your time frame and distances are very reasonable. You'll love your trip.
dedmiston 11/05/19 09:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Just wondering

Post not clear. What is a GD and do you plan to tow the truck behind it? It is to us in Toy Haulers.
dedmiston 11/02/19 03:32pm Toy Haulers
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