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RE: Ford Starting /House Charging Question UPDATE Test

If my house batteries are very low and will not turn my generator over, can I engage the "engine emergency start" button to start the generator?Not trying hijack the thread, but it seems to be related.
docsouce 01/20/20 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: THOR Motor Coach

I bought a new beginers RV in September of 2015. A Thor Freedom Elite 22e. No slides Ford E-350 chassis. In 4 years we have completed 4 cross country trips totaling 42,000 miles. We have set up camp in 185 different campgrounds and have had the pleasure of camping a total of 271 nights. So far I have had to repair 1 drawer lock, 1 outside refrigerator access panel lock pin, 1 house battery and 1 entry door latch. I am meticulous with my maintenance procedures, which probably has prevented many failures. We would have liked to been able to afford spending another $20,000 for a "better" quality RV. But so far this one has served us well. We are planning another 10-12 thousand mile 10 week trip this summer. Oh I forgot to add that I had to replace all 6 tires because we wore them out...
docsouce 01/19/20 01:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Must see in Maine?

On your way up the coast, don't forget the Booth Bay Harbor area. The Shore Hills Campground is an excellent camp. Big rig friendly and there are sites right along side the Black River. Lots to do with the Boothbay Railway Village across the road, lots of small shops along the way to Boothbay Harbor village which is still a "the way it used to be" place to visit.
docsouce 01/17/20 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Maximum rim air pressure

What is the maximum air pressure on the factory steel 16 inch rims on a 2016 Ford E350 chassis uses on my 22ft Class C? I know I saw it mentioned here before but I can't find it. Internet didn't help either.
docsouce 01/15/20 03:08pm General RVing Issues
North Rim Campground

I was just researching routes and campgrounds to some places we want to visit on our trip this summer and according to their web site the North Rim campground at the Grand Canyon is only going to be first come first serve from May 15,2020 to August 31 2020. This because they are replacing a major waterline. Thought I might pass this on.
docsouce 01/09/20 06:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where are you guys/gals getting your battery cables?

2x on the marine supply store. They cut to length and usually have a good varied supply of terminals ends.
docsouce 01/07/20 05:49am Tech Issues
RE: Survey for online reservation vs old school phone and email

1- I always call 2 days out for a weekday reservation (Sunday to thursday). 5 days ahead for a weekend reservation (Friday and saturday) I enjoy talking to the staff and they always seem to find a site that serves our needs. 2- Yes 3- No 4- Doesn't matter because I usually call ahead 5- Dont know because haven't camped with a group yet.
docsouce 12/25/19 08:19am Beginning RVing
RE: Tablet Battery Charging

Thanks for the replies. No owners manual was supplied other than the "Quick Refference Guide" and a 9 or 10 page legal mumbo-jumbo pamphlet that I would need lawyer interpret. The internet was dubious at best so I posted my question here. That is what I do after I've done my research and would like a finer tuned answer.
docsouce 12/24/19 11:36am Technology Corner
Tablet Battery Charging

If I'm using my Tablet as a GPS, and have it on constantly, will it damage the tablet battery to it plugged to an accessory charger all the time it is in use, or should I wait until the battery discharges and then plug it in to fast charge. Seems the only accessory chargers I'm finding are fast chargers and i wonder if constant connection to a fast charger will damage the battery.This would be concerning a Samsung 8 inch TAB A tablet.
docsouce 12/24/19 09:14am Technology Corner
RE: Co-pilot for RV's App

Thanks guys. My Samsung 8" tablet is what I plan to use with the Co-pilot RV. Should be interesting. I'll post some updates.
docsouce 12/21/19 08:54am Technology Corner
Co-pilot for RV's App

Does the Co-pilot App for RV's allow me to create an extended route, load it and then display it or does it only allow me to focus on certain areas I preload. I've been looking over the great information we have saved here concerning using my android cell phone or tablet as a GPS when no cell service WIFI is available. I have been practicing this with an old disabled Samsung S4 relay using "Google Maps Offline". It still works with my WiFi so I downloaded my town, shut off the WiFi and sure enough it tracked me using only the internal GPS. COOL Now With Google Maps Offline (if I understand it correctly) after downloading an area it will track me through but I can't connect a route through 2 adjacent areas. Does Co-Pilot allow a continuous offline route to be displayed? I have my regular Garmin GPS, paper maps and atlases. This idea is interesting and is another tool in my tool box.
docsouce 12/20/19 12:41pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Park Reviews

I just tried to sign in 3 times and some message about "419 time expired" keeps popping up. Hope they get this fixed. This is,was, my go to site.
docsouce 12/18/19 08:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions Appreciated (yeah about tires)

Gary I sent you a PM, thanks for this suggeston.
docsouce 12/16/19 11:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Opinions Appreciated (yeah about tires)

Thanks Pnochols your post gave me an idea. I'm going to go to call one of the local dealers and see if they have any Agilis tires in stock. Drive there and check them out. As I said the Michelin LTX M/S2's did a nice job, 42,000 miles worth. This is around a $1500 investment and I want to get it right. I'm going to keep an open mind and continue to check out other options. I'm not in a rush,yet. What I'm really looking for is what tire you guys are riding around on, and are you satisfied, noise, ware,handling,and handling.
docsouce 12/15/19 06:17am Class C Motorhomes
Opinions Appreciated (yeah about tires)

Just stopped searching after going through around 50 pages on our search, and searching the internet using "Best tires for a Class C RV" Yesterday I called 3 major tire dealers in my Providence RI area. Also 1 in Boston. Seems Michelin has discontinued my original LTX MS2 tires and the Defender tires in the size 225/75R/16 and are no longer available in my area. After all this search time it seems (like a lot of other things) that the tires offered by the major manufacturers, Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper,etc and some of the foreign companies are just about the same. I don't like the aggressive thread on the Michelin Agilis which that company says is the replacement for these 2 and the RIB line doesn't work for me either. Right now I'm leaning toward the Goodyear Wangler Fortitude HT all Season. What do you guys use? I will be replacing all 6. I put 42,000 on the factory installed Michelins. My rig is a 2016 Freedom Elite 22E on a ford E350 Super Duty Chassis. We do mostly long distance runs so quite in very important.
docsouce 12/14/19 01:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 4-Corners

We went there 3 years ago as a little side trip while we were camped out at the Mesa Verde NP. I have the picture of DW and I standing in all four states as my home screen background on my cell phone. Just a cool picture. We are the travelers that stay off the interstate highways and travel the back roads to see things like this. Last summer we took a 10 mile detour to check out the "House-Sized Wicker Basket" in Dresden, OH. Not planned, just did it. It was worth the time. It's just part of the whole RV thing for us.
docsouce 12/09/19 06:58am Roads and Routes
RE: New coffee maker

3X on the Mellita Pour Through. We are not big coffee drinkers but do enjoy our cup of "JOE" in the morning. Makes a good cup, quick, simple and takes up very little storage room.
docsouce 12/09/19 06:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Mobile hot spots

This is a real good suggestion. Picking up a $20 phone and then using the 1g service sounds like it would work for me. I have no idea how much data I use when I'm on the road but I suspect it isn't much. About all I do is check out interesting things to do and see along my route for the day. Check out email once or twice per week, and visit this and a couple of other web sites daily. Search for campgrounds ahead. No youtube, movies or Facebook type of stuff. Mostly use Google maps.
docsouce 12/05/19 02:27pm Technology Corner
RV Park near Noesho River OK

I'm planning our upcoming (2020) cross-country trip. So Far I'm up to the Tulsa Ok area. I've been checking out the Campgrounds near Afton, Bartlesville and Tulsa OK. and I'm finding a bunch on the Noesho river just northeast of Tulsa OK. most with good to very good reviews. We plan to stay here for a couple of days as a break from driving, do some laundry and relax before we continue west. Just the wife and I with 2 small dogs, Smaller Class C with no tow. We will be in this area toward the end of June. I plan to head west on US 412 out Tulsa from this stop. I realize this is a big area but if all goes as planned, we will be leaving Springfield Mo that day and only have 120 or so miles under our belt by the time we get to Afton Ok. so we won't be pushing it by any means. If you have a favorite in this area your suggestion is appreciated.
docsouce 12/04/19 11:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WiFi Hot Spot App

Thanks for the replies. This phone does not have the tethering/hot spot icon. A year after I bought it, 4 years ago, I went looking for it and couldn't find it. Went back to Wal-Mart and was told that it was omitted by Straight Talk and the only way it might be restored is by doing a "factory restart". I just let it go. Now I'm planning an extended trip this Summer/Fall and the availability of a hot spot would be real handy. I might just have to buy a new phone and switch to one of the extended data plans Straight Talk, or another carrier offers. Get these holidays behind me and really zero in on this.
docsouce 12/04/19 05:45am Technology Corner
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