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RE: Custer State Park

I am entering the park from the south on 18/385. Then, east on 16A to Game Lodge campground. I am leaving going west on hwy 16. I trust this route will not provide any difficult situations??
dryfly 02/09/21 11:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Custer State Park

we hosted two summers in Custer. Stockade N and Stockade S. We being from the South likely have different tastes from that part of the country. Truthfully we found very few dining places that we considered 'outstanding'. The Legion Lake cafe/dining room was pretty good for breakfast and lunch. There is a little cafe at a RV park just outside CSP toward Custer City called Wagons West (or similar anyway) The breakfasts are very good. There is a steak house style restaurant in Hill City that is supposed to be good, but the parking is very limited on the street there and there is always a crowd waiting outside. The only decent food we found in Custer City was the Purple Pie Place. They make their own pies and their own waffle cones for ice cream. There is a couple of mediocre restaurants in downtown Custer but nothing to write letters home about. Question please. I will be coming into the park this summer on highway 19/385, and leaving on highway 16. Will I encounter any road issues like tunnels, etc?
dryfly 02/08/21 03:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Windows 10 Laptop Question

When I insert an SD card, it is not recognized. If I remove it, restart and reinsert it, it is recognized. Any thoughts on how to correct this problem? Sounds like you are tying to hot swap the SD card, or flash drive (?). First thing to try is to go into computer's BIOS and makes sure that the SATA port the device is on has the hot swap feature enabled. All SATA ports hot swap feature are disabled by default on most factory BIOS settings.
dryfly 02/08/21 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

I ended up going with a TST 507 system. I really like everything about the TireMinder except the ability to set the min/max pressure to any range. While the TireMinder sets the max pressure at 25% above the base tire pressure and the min at 10% below base, the TST allows setting these pressures at any point you desire. I feel I could have been happy with the TM, I was pleased with my previous TST system so that sounts for a lot. Thanks for all the replys.
dryfly 02/01/21 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

IMO if you ask about the TST ,you will get a lot more reviews , that has been my observation on previous threads . If ,and when I need to replace ,it will still be with the TST. Like you I like the color monitor, its easy to read, etc. As per my OP, I am not interested in info on the TST. As I stated I'm interested only in hearing from folks about the good, the bad, and the ugly on the TireMinder. Also, as I previously stated, I have owned a TST system for many years and have been quite satisfied with it just like the many other owners on this forum. I am very familiar with it's operations. Sorry ,my point was the Tireminder does not seem like a popular system ,thats all I meant. There may be a reason why there is $200 difference ,just saying . Good luck with whatever you do . Yes, I agree. I don't mind spending the extra money but just trying to find out why the TM is less popular. The TM with 8 sensors is about $360, and the TST is $550, which is fairly significant. We know the most expensive RV product is one that doesn't work! Like everyone that uses a TPMS I really want to know when something is getting ready to go wrong. Thanks.
dryfly 01/21/21 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

IMO if you ask about the TST ,you will get a lot more reviews , that has been my observation on previous threads . If ,and when I need to replace ,it will still be with the TST. Like you I like the color monitor, its easy to read, etc. As per my OP, I am not interested in info on the TST. As I stated I'm interested only in hearing from folks about the good, the bad, and the ugly on the TireMinder. Also, as I previously stated, I have owned a TST system for many years and have been quite satisfied with it just like the many other owners on this forum. I am very familiar with it's operations.
dryfly 01/21/21 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

Dryfly, I just saw that you were the OP. So I apologize for my kind of flippant answer. I thought you were commenting on my comment about the trailer not being close. After reading the website and how often it reads the sensors, my setup may be causing my issues. To give you even more information, the display is set for semi tractor tires, meaning steer axle with two tires, front drive axle with four tires, and a rear drive axle with four tires. I have my display set up with the pickup being the outside front four tires, and the trailer being the inside dual tires for the rear. Reading the tire pressures all in one spot was my goal, but I may need to separate the pickup from the trailer to solve the loss of sensor issue. But then again, I know when my trailer is following me, so I just ignore the alarms I get when it can't get sensor readings from the trailer. The display is VERY easy to read in the sunlight. I mount mine with the included suction cup to the bottom of my windshield, and it is in the sun most of the time I am towing. I do take it down when I am not towing so it isn't in the sun all day every day. Plastic doesn't like that. Edited to add: Here in the comments is where I bought mine from. I don't know if the discount mentioned is still good, but I thought I would throw it out there. No problem. I appreciate your review. I understand what you are doing and it might be causing your problem, but as you say, you know when you are pulling something. The receiver also may just respond different to "low" pressure than "no" pressure (meaning no signal). Will the display show both the truck and trailer at the same time, or do you have to toggle between them?
dryfly 01/20/21 07:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

Interesting comments. Sensor problems are bad! I had a blowout on one tire while using my current TST system and it did not activate the alarm until immediately after the blowout. However, if you throw the tread, lots of time you will still have an inflated carcass at operating pressure.
dryfly 01/19/21 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

I have had a Tireminder for a year now, and am very happy with it. It isn't perfect, but I do like being able to see the tire pressures without having to touch or adjust anything going down the road. My pickup hasn't been started in about a month and a half, and when I unlocked it to get my binoculars out, the Tireminder beeped, and let me know it couldn't find the trailer tires. It must have a motion sensor in it, but I am not sure. It hasn't been plugged in, and the internal battery was still somewhat charged ehough to give me a readout of the pickup tires. When you say it isn't perfect, what features does it lack that you would prefer? I'm not sure about a motion sensor, I would imagine that your trailer was far enough away that it wasn't receiving signals from the transmitters.
dryfly 01/18/21 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

I'm interested in a TireMinder i10 TPMS system. If you have one of these I would appreciate your comments as to it's reliability and ease of use. Is the display fairly easy to see in the sunlight? thanks For what its worth , a friend got rid of his TireMinder , and went with TST 507. Not sure what the reason was The TST 507 is the one I went with ,so far so good after a couple years . It seems to be the most popular , and the one I see most recommended . I have the color monitor, and it seems okay in the sunlight , nor sure its ever been in the direct sunlight. I have an old TST that needs replacing. I would like info from someone who uses the TireMinder. $200 difference in pricing on the 8 transmitter systems. If the TireMinder has issues this is negligible.
dryfly 01/18/21 04:39pm Fifth-Wheels
TireMinder i10 TPMS

I'm interested in a TireMinder i10 TPMS system. If you have one of these I would appreciate your comments as to it's reliability and ease of use. Is the display fairly easy to see in the sunlight? thanks
dryfly 01/18/21 03:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning Point pin boxes on new campers!

I would not purchase a 5th wheel with that pinbox, due to the wedge insert prying on your hitch head at every turn, and you can only hitch up if your straight in line with the rv. There are many other choices for short bed trucks beside this one. I guess it goes without saying, but you do not have to use the wedge and the Turning Point feature. I have mine locked down, and not using the wedge and it functions as a regular pin box. I agree a big limitation is the lack of vertical adjustment. However most 5th wheel hitches allow for some. I've had a slider hitch on two trailers over the past 12 years. I've never once had the need to use it. I trust most folks know how much stress it puts on the trailer's suspension and the tires when one turns a trailer 90 degrees. I barely trust my spring hangers going straight down the road now.
dryfly 01/03/21 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Direct to stop SD transmission on Dec.31

Winegard Signal meter This is all I have ever used. It takes a bit to learn how to adjust the gain several times during the pointing process but it works great with DISH or DTV 101 satellite. Oh yeah, you will need a compass or an app to get pointed in the general direction to start. Thank you. I understand how the gain adjust needs to work when aiming. I can see why you need to be pretty close on your initial aim. I assume it will show a signal from adjacent satellites. Is it pretty hard to differentiate a DirecTv signal? I guess I'm asking how close (in degrees) are non DirecTv signals? I can't imagine why they took the audible signal strength meter out of the newer DVR's.
dryfly 12/10/20 04:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Future Used RV Market

Surprised (well maybe not) by some of the comments on this forum about new campers, "Covidiots" and the like. Do you have a monopoly on camping we didn't know about? Are newbies not entitled to be newbies simply because their motives to go camping were spurred by no real alternative to safe travel? Weren't you newbies at one point? Lots of assumptions about the lack of intellect on some new campers and presumed short sightedness. I know quite a few newbies this year and I can attest, they aren't stupid or naïve. And none of them have any intent of hanging up the camping hat anytime soon. Will some revert back to conventional travel post pandemic, whenever that is? Yes. But not all. But these comments about newbies being idiots is, well, idiotic. This thread was started with the intent of NOT painting camping newbies as intellectually inferior, but to look at the financial aspect of owning an RV. The pandemic may have had a positive affect on getting families together more often, and through camping. That's cool! Some comments from above: I don't think we will see trailers selling for pennies of the dollar, mainly because of the irresponsible financing that is taking place. Folks can't take that kind of financial hit. I do feel the lack of ability to use during the winter months and the lack of campground facilities will cause some to doubt their decisions. And high on the list is the maintenance that is required on these poorly built units. Adding all these factors together may present an unusual situation for both the used and new RV market. Most folks on this forum are experienced RV owners, and many do most of their maintenance. They know the in's and out's of camping and owning a RV. On the other hand many newbies with good intentions jumped into RV ownership not knowing what was ahead. I wish them well!
dryfly 11/30/20 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: will a flat tire cause my fifth wheel to lean

Very common with newer 5th wheels. Most economical and effective solution is to let the air out of the two tires on the other side of the trailer. Lots of YouTube videos on this subject.
dryfly 11/16/20 11:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacking up an RV

1999 Rockwood Ultralight Plan is to jack it up, slide boars under the tires, and the lower the jack back down. Sliding a boar under the tires is dangerous. They are mean and will try to bite you. Also, they will probably get away before you can lower the jacks back down. Sorry..............couldn't resist.
dryfly 11/13/20 06:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Problem with outside taps in my Cougar 5th

I had same problem with 2020 Grand Design 5th wheel. Replaced the outside tap with a new one and all is fine. Defective from factory.
dryfly 11/13/20 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

From my OP: "This is not a which hitch is the best question." I appreciate all the responses, and I'll certainly consider keeping my old hitch or purchasing a new one.
dryfly 11/09/20 09:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

Thanks for the input. I'll certainly give it consideration. If I do make the move, the Patriot rail model would be my first choice. As far as the movement caused by the slider, it is not really that bad and would not be a cause by itself to prompt me to get a new hitch. Sure as I get a hitch with no slider I'll probably need it the next day. As an aside, one thing I will miss on the Husky is the Blue Ox Bed Saver that I put on it. I know this is a controversial thing but in my 12 years of pulling a 5th wheel it has twice saved me from dropping my trailer on the bed rails. Both times were through my negligence. And by the way, I do know the correct way to prevent this from happening. I was careless!
dryfly 11/07/20 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
New 5th wheel hitch.

This is not a which hitch is the best question. I've got a 16K Husky slider hitch that I've been using for 12 years. Since I keep my truck in the garage, it still looks pretty good, but it's obviously aging (like me). I'm wondering what the life span on these hitches are? I really can't find any points on the hitch to service. Even though I have a short bed Dodge truck, I have never once needed to engage the slider, but I've had to put up with the slop associated with it. If I bought a new hitch I'd probably go with a B&W. So I guess the question is "how long should one go without updating a hitch" ?
dryfly 11/07/20 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
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