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RE: Detroit road conditions

Thanks for the input. Running the I94 through Detroit to the I275 was easy peasy. But holy cow that last 10 miles of south bound I75 before the Ohio border is horrible. I think that they keep it that way to try to convince people from visiting Michigan. It is a real jolt when we come home from being south and just after the "Welcome to Michigan" the highway turns to ****. Been that way for the last three administrations. I have written to each to complain. Matt_CWell maybe because there are more overloaded trucks than cars on that piece of roadway?
obgraham 06/04/23 01:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Remote measurement of fridge and freezer temperatures

I have used Acurites in all my freezers, both at home and in the RV's, for a number of years. Never had a problem with them not working. I do, however, change out the batteries every year.
obgraham 05/30/23 12:06am Tech Issues
RE: Ohio to Wisconsin

Well your other choice is to take US30 for all or part of that East-West route. But it is a whole lot of stop and go. And Chicago Heights is not a destination for me. Safer and faster to just endure the traffic and potholes on 80.
obgraham 05/04/23 12:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Arizona, lots of great routes... roads, not so much

What about Lake Mary Road up through HappyJack? That wasn't bad last time through there. I-40 was sure a mess east of Kingman. And 93 Wickenburg to I-40 this past month is the worst I've seen it.
obgraham 05/01/23 11:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Actual observations

I haven't Rv'd south of the border, but I have traveled a lot to many of the less prosperous countries in Central and South America. Never had a scary situation, enjoyed friendly locals most everywhere, despite my limited Spanish. But I think the countries' inability to deal with corruption in the police and security forces has destroyed their tourist industry. Tourists, especially from North America, can bring in huge amounts of income, but people need to believe that the police and security folks will help them if need be, not fleece them and collude with the criminals. The ordinary folks, in this case good hard working Mexican people, suffer twice: from the crooks, and from loss of their livelihood. Sad.
obgraham 04/29/23 06:18pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Printer

I have not found the moderate priced printers (say $200-300 or so) to be any more reliable or long-lived than the cheapies ($50 or less) at Wally's.
obgraham 04/05/23 02:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Genny won't start a/ trying to turn on while on shore power.

I think you might need a different mindset. You are buying a 23 year old RV. There will ALWAYS be something that isn't working quite right. If the price is right, accept it, and make friends with that mobile tech. Just about everything can be fixed, in exchange for cash.
obgraham 03/28/23 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: North or Northwest of Milwaukee and points north

There's always Oshkosh for the big airshow in July. Finding a spot reasonably near there might present a challenge, though. Likewise, near Elkhart Lake if you like road races. They have several events each summer.
obgraham 01/27/23 11:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BlueTooth ear buds and phone on airplane mode...?

Naah. I just finished a flight to Europe. IPhone in airplane mode. Watched a bunch of movies and listened to my music through my Bose blutooth earbuds. No problem at all. You have a bunch of movies stored on your iPhone?Indeed. For flying. Even for flights with movies, they are usually cr*p. The good movies on iPad, the Big Bang shows on iPhone.
obgraham 01/17/23 11:19am Technology Corner
RE: BlueTooth ear buds and phone on airplane mode...?

The problem comes in the situation of wanting to use them on an airplane- when switching to "airplane mode" it disconnects the BlueTooth feature as well. Is there a way to go wireless when watching a movie on a plane? Blue tooth is RADIO.. Yes it's a rather special Radio in fact.. Invented some years ago by one Hedy Lamarr.. yes. that Hedy Lamarr. Airplane mode turns off ALL RADIOS. Including blue tooth. So it is working just exactly as it should. If you wish to play music STORED on the phone.. Use a wired headset or earbuds. Naah. I just finished a flight to Europe. IPhone in airplane mode. Watched a bunch of movies and listened to my music through my Bose blutooth earbuds. No problem at all.
obgraham 01/16/23 08:58pm Technology Corner
RE: cell phone

Been on several Alaska cruises, most recently in '19. I lost cell signal very soon after leaving the ports -- Ketch, Juneau, Sitka. I dont recall ever picking up a usable cell signal as we "just passed by". If you need reliable signal, get the package provided by the ship, dodgy and spendy though it might be.
obgraham 12/16/22 11:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Northwest coast of U.S.

Nothing wrong with traversing Nevada on your way back to MI. Different scenery, little traffic, good road surfaces, adequate stopping places. What's not to like?
obgraham 12/05/22 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

As I read the news reports about road wrecks and/or fatalities I am amazed at the number of intoxicated people out on the roads. I don't know the answer, but the rest of us are at their mercy.
obgraham 09/15/22 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Twin Falls ID to Las Vegas NV Advice

We do this twice yearly. Out of Ely, take US 6 to RT 318, 318 back to US 93 near Alamo. It is shorter and a pull or two less. Great road, it will be you, some semis', some RVs and some cars. Brings you out at I-15 just north of N. Las Vegas. Just watch weather for Ely.We also do this route twice a year. Only concern in October is dust storms. They can be a real hazard. But you can see them coming for 20 miles! And don't leave Ely with less than adequate fuel. Speed traps: Jackpot, McGill, Ely suburbs, Lund, and Hiko.
obgraham 09/06/22 12:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Black water tank health concerns and questions

I'm not sure why OP is so afraid of his/her own doodoo.
obgraham 08/27/22 02:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oklahoma dry camping on US412

Perhaps not what you want, Burt I stayed at Boiling Springs State Park, near Woodward -- nice and quiet.
obgraham 08/20/22 12:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Video Transfer.. Help

My DVD stack is modest, but they are all on my computer now, available to copy to ipad for traveling. I use DVDFab or Handbrake.. Takes a bit to figure the software out, and it is a slow job, but it is better than relying on the airline's choices.
obgraham 08/19/22 10:44am Technology Corner
RE: For your consideration, the Chinese Airstream.

Typical of stuff from that country: They can't be bothered to design their own RV, so they copy one of our iconic brands, and even use the trademark name. D'bags.
obgraham 08/18/22 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: RVing to the Island Provinces

Went there a few years back, but not Newfy or Labrador. Great trip. Drove the whole Gaspé, etc. We went in September, which was good except that some parks, RV places, etc., start to shut down after Labor Day. Since I'm in your town I'd be happy to share a Starbuck or something and show you where we stayed, etc.
obgraham 08/17/22 04:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cleveland to Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Never had an issue with the Mac. Keep your eye on the roadway, where it should be anyway. You'll be across before you know it.
obgraham 08/05/22 12:39pm Roads and Routes
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