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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
RE: WiFi Hot Spot App

The coverage is supposed to be via AT&T. I've found it was pretty good along the northeast, northern and central states and spotty in the southwest. My needs are basic. Check email, look up possible campground stays ahead, things to do,routes and of course check out this forum. I'd rather read than watch a movie so I don't have to worry about streaming..
docsouce 11/25/19 03:55pm Technology Corner
RE: WiFi Hot Spot App

Yes, thank you 2oldman. I just checked out the Straight Talk site and I found that they offer a hot spot devise, wh8ch I buy and then I have to open an account and buy data by the month. I would only be using it when I'm on the road with the RV. 4 or 5 months per year.
docsouce 11/25/19 02:21pm Technology Corner
WiFi Hot Spot App

My older Samsung S5 does not have an icon for hot spot or tethering. I have been looking at apps for this on line and there are a few listed. Would any of these work ok with my phone? I probably should buy a new phone that is set up for this but this one is still working fine. I did a search here and couldn't find anything. Oh this is a Straight Talk phone, and I have Straight Talk service.
docsouce 11/25/19 01:57pm Technology Corner
Campground suggestions near Fort Knox Ky

Working on this summer's trip. Working my way west. I'm looking at stopping for a couple of days I the Fort Knox, Louisville Ky area. Checking out our campground info, Google and everything seems average. Anybody have a favorite I this area? Again this isn't a destination, just a couple day break from driving. As always advise is appreciated.
docsouce 11/24/19 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Covers Experiences

I'm into year 5 with this "Elements All Climate". I have a 25 ft OAL Class C. The cover has the Tyvek roof which I like because we tend get this very wet, slushy, heavy, wind blown, flash freezing garbage snow here in Southern New England and it has protected the roof so far. I cover rub points by taping cloth over them. Haven't had any wind damage yet. Wish I had the room to build an overhang I could drive the rig under, that would be ideal.. I have my neighbor help me put it on the rig. A little tough for me to handle alone. 2X on Veebyes post.
docsouce 11/23/19 06:22am Beginning RVing
RE: Serpentine Belt

To Gdetrailer. Yeah that's exactly what I'm going to do. I appreciate your advise. I'll post what I find. If anything.
docsouce 11/16/19 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Serpentine Belt

Well I did the old "2 foot length of heaterhose trick" (put one end near your ear and the other near the suspected noise culprit" acts like a stethoscope ya know) and it sounded like the idler was chirping. Now that you mentioned it I think I'll change out the belt and see what happens. I don't have an extra one and I should carry one especially when most of our trips end up in the middle of nowhere (by choice).
docsouce 11/16/19 12:18pm Tech Issues
Serpentine Belt

The idler pulley on my 2015 Ford E350 with the Triton V10 with A/C is chirping. 43,000 miles on it. So I figure while I'm changing the idler I'll replace the belt. A friend of mine who is a mechanic recommends the Continental Belt, of course there are a bunch offered, Motorcraft, Gates, on and on. Which do you guys like.
docsouce 11/16/19 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

I prefer the road less traveled. It may be asphalt,concrete,or dirt. Full hookup or no hookup, lit up by city light or star light, all I know is that at the end of the day I am exactly where I'm supposed to be and grateful to be there.
docsouce 11/15/19 06:41pm General RVing Issues
Enchanted Circle Scenic By way New Mexico

I'm working on our trip for the summer of 2020. I came across the "Enchanted Circle Scenic Loop" in New Mexico and it looks interesting. Seems to be plenty of campgrounds in the area. Probably spend 2 days there, more if needed to do the loop. We would be doing the loop in our 25ft class C no tow. Mountain driving doesn't bother us. We'll be coming in via Rt 64, from the east, which in itself looks pretty interesting, then Rt 64 to Shiprock and on to Mesa Verde NP. I think we'll swing by the Aztec Ruins National Monument while we're in the area. As always, Suggestions appreciated.
docsouce 11/13/19 08:21am Roads and Routes
RE: 2020 planning

I really enjoy planning our summer trips out early. Our 2020 trip theme is "Ghost Towns". I've already have some great suggestions from my post here on the subject. We have 10 weeks available start in mid June to the end of August. We prefer the "US" routes to the interstates. Slower but so much more to see. I like to break out the paper maps, find my points of interest then connect the dots. Nothing is set in stone though. So far we're going to work our way west to Mesa Verde NP Co.. Hang there for a bit, then work our way north to Montana visiting various Ghost Towns and anything else interesting along the way. Being such a huge area I'm sure we won't have enough time, but the good thing is, God willing,we can always come back and finish the tour.
docsouce 11/12/19 06:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ghost Towns

Thanks folks this info is just what I'm looking for. This summer we have 10 weeks mid June to the end of August to again explore our great country. We figure to be at Mesa Verde NP the end of June to check out the spots we missed on our last visit. I'll add these to my list of other interesting out of the way places we would like to visit, plot their location on my paper maps, yes paper maps, and see what routes pop up.
docsouce 11/06/19 06:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Ghost Towns

What are your favorite Ghost/Mining towns in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana? I have looked up some, but I'm interested in an RVers point of view. We have a 25' Class C with no tow, I'll need half way decent approach roads. Once I get some ideas I'll connect the dots later!!
docsouce 11/05/19 01:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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