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RE: Ghost Towns

We visited Virginia City, Nevada city and Bannack all in Montana. Virginia City is a " live ghost town". There are open shops,saloons and theaters. The people working are all dressed in time period cloths. Lots to do and see. Rambling Moose campground is a great camp right up the road. Nevada City is about a mile down the road from Virginia City. This is a walk through town with many restored buildings with time period furnishings. Quite a few local folks available offering great information and entertainment. Bannack is a rather large ghost town. This town looks like life just stopped one day and everybody left. When we visited it was spooky quiet. There is a state park campground just outside the town too. All these towns have plenty of close parking for your RV. We were limited to what we could visit and had to do some research because we didn't have a toad that could handle the roads leading to the towns.
docsouce 09/15/23 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to remove chair with no access to bolt heads underneath?

Good suggestions. How about retightening the nut.Then drill and tap a hole in the center of the bolt. The screw head must be small enough for the nut to pass over it. Then make an eye using a length of thin mechanics wire and fasten the loop under the small screw and tighten the screw. Now you can loosen and remove the nut by holding the bolt with a screwdriver as mentioned above. Now let the bolt slide down the hole until it clears the bottom and move it to the side of the hole just far enough so you can fit a very small drill down the hole to the bottom and drill a hole through that. This will give you the location of the hole on the subfloor and once you have that just drill it bigger so you can drop the bolt by using the mechanics wire through the bottom hole. Just be sure you don't drill into the propane tank.
docsouce 07/29/23 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold n8x question

Got it. Thanks Doug.
docsouce 07/13/23 11:02am Tech Issues
Norcold n8x question

I tried to reset this defrost cycle on my fridge. I read that the auto defrost cycle can be reset if I shut the refer, ground power off and disconnect the house batteries at the disconnect switch. My aim is to reset the internal defrost cycle to 0 and keep the thing at the normal cooling range. So after disconnecting all the above I pushed the on pad and it started, on propane, no 110 volt because the ground power is off. Apparently I don't understand the procedure here. Do I have to disconnect the ground at the house batteries, or does the chassis battery supply 12 volt power to this thing. Maybe I misunderstood and have it all wrong. Wouldn't be the fist time!!!
docsouce 07/13/23 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: Colorado Route 149

Great info as usual. Thanks
docsouce 07/11/23 05:32am Roads and Routes
Colorado Route 149

I'm laying out the second half of our upcoming road trip. We are traveling with our 26 ft Class C with a Ford Fiesta tow. I'm thinking about Route 149 from South Fork to the Lake City bridge. Also, I'm thinking about spending some time around Gunnison. I realize there is a lot to do in that area but there was some road work going on last year and I'm wondering if that is finished.
docsouce 07/10/23 05:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Star Trek Themed Trip

Roswell UFO festival is out of this world. Star Trek is always a main attraction.
docsouce 04/02/23 06:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds along US St 36 in Kansas

Thanks for all the help. Tomorrow I'm going to add them to my map then figure my distances. I only run between 150 to 200 miles per day an see what works. Being retired makes our cross country trips much easier. Again Thanks. DW and I really enjoyed the blog photos. We will be sure to say Hello to Mat and Kitty or you when we visit the Long Branch!!!!
docsouce 03/01/23 04:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds along US St 36 in Kansas

Wilson Lake SP and Minooka look good. I can head south on Rt 281 from Rt 36. As for the harvest, I'll make up a plan to work my way south and use roads like Rt 50 or Rt 400. I'm coming from the east so I have a lot of options. Boondocking is always on my table too. The two things I try to avoid are the interstates highways and big cities. We're not in any rush. Have 3 or 4 months planned for this trip. Thanks, as always I appreciate your suggestions.
docsouce 02/28/23 04:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Campgrounds along US St 36 in Kansas

We are going to be running along RT 36 in Kansas enoute the Mesa Verde area. At some point we are going to turn south to visit Dodge City for a couple of days. I've been checking out campgrounds along the way ,both public and private, trying to stay within 10 miles or so from this route. I found some that seem ok but I'm wondering what your favorite campgrounds are along this road. We only really need (would like) is electric. We will be traveling in our 28ft class C with a toad and be in this area mid July this summer.
docsouce 02/28/23 06:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Reserve America "Rainy Day" refunds

I just received an email from Reserve America promoting their new "Rainy Day Refund" program. For a small fee you can have your daily campsite rental fee refunded If it rains for all or portions of the day you have reserved. Apparently a company named Sensible Weather will determine what portion of your camp day had weather that stopped you from enjoying outside activities and refund that amount. I emailed Sensible Weather and asked if I was on day 3 of a 5 day stay, and it rained, would I have to leave for the day and return the next day if it was nice in order to get a refund. The reply said no, I could stay and would be refunded for the portion of the day that outside activities were hindered. I'm going to all Reserve America tomorrow to see if this is a scam or an authorised offer. Oh in my case it would cost $2.69 per day to protect the 5 days in mid May I have reserved, through Reserve America at Salisbury State beach campground in Salisbury Ma. Apparently the cost of this " protection" varies by time of the year and location the reservation is made. Now this is my current understanding of how this thing is supposed to work, not exactly how it is done, if it is done at all. Has anybody else received this email?
docsouce 02/21/23 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1/2 Inch Drive Corded or Battery Impact Wrench

As always great feedback. I did some searches and I bought a VTEC 1/2 inch drive brushless wrench. Comes with 2 21 volt 4 amp lithium ion batteries, and a charger. It seems to have the most bang for the buck. Bought it on Amazon for $129.00.I don't have any other battery operated tools,except for my cordless drill so at the moment I'm not worried about battery compatibility. Thanks again.
docsouce 02/13/23 06:31am General RVing Issues
1/2 Inch Drive Corded or Battery Impact Wrench

Primary use would be to change a flat tire when I'm on the road. If I get a corded wrench I would need to start the generator to use it. I would also need an extension cord. If I get a battery operated wrench all I need to do is make sure the battery is charged. Corded Pros: less expensive, takes up less room and I think it would more powerful than a battery operated gun. Cons: need to have the generator running to use. Battery: Pros: ready for immediate use. Cons: takes up a little more storage space, must be charged to use, cost more and this is just a guess, doesn't have the same power as a corded gun. My current set up is a 3ft length of 1 1/2 pipe and a 3/4 inch breaker bar which will work fine but I'd like to simplify my approach. As always your opinions are valued.
docsouce 02/11/23 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

Have your friendly neighborhood welder weld a flat washer to one side of a 3/8 nut then weld that to one side of the 1" nut. Used a fender 3/8 fender washer if needed. Might work.
docsouce 01/27/23 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Help me plan my trip! North Dakota (TRNP) & Minnesota (VNP)

An interesting day trip when in the Medora ND area is the "Enchanted Highway" between Gladstone ND and Regent ND. Huge metal sculptures along the side of the road. Our grand children loved them. DW and I did too!
docsouce 01/26/23 01:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route from MA to Myrtle Beach,SC with the least traffic

I just double checked and RV's are prohibited on the Merrit Parkway.
docsouce 12/05/22 06:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: UP with hookups

This last summer we were running the "Great River Road" and stayed at the "Mississippi Palasidades State Park" in Savanna Il. $15 per night with electric only. Water and dump station at the entrance. Nice place. Next night we stayed at the COE Blackhawk Campground in De Soto Wi. $13 per night with the America the Beautiful pass. Again electric only with water and dump station at the entrance. Also a nice place.
docsouce 11/13/22 04:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water pressure regulator

I have always used a water pressure regulator. I also carry 2 types. The preset straight through Valterra.$10 or so on Amazon, and the Twinkle Star adjustable pressure gauge also avaivable on Amazon for $25.00. We have stayed in RV parks who's water pressure was so high that they wouldn't let you hook up to their water unless you had a pressure regulator.
docsouce 10/27/22 07:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Northwest coast of U.S.

So many great suggestions. One of our favorites is Cape Blanco State Park in Port Orford Oregon. A short walking trail leads to a huge, long beautiful beach.
docsouce 09/28/22 07:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hurricane coming

This web site is very helpful.
docsouce 09/25/22 07:46am Class C Motorhomes
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