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RE: State route 20 near Panguitch Utah - 89 to the 15.

A year or so back the road surface was just fine. No speed records on the climb up, but we take the speed it gives us! Easier driving that, IMHO, than the blooming' I-15!
obgraham 05/06/21 04:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rockford Il to Rochester, Mn

When I lived in that part of the country (just after the Civil War, I think!) all the roads, State, County, and Fed, were well maintained and with good surfaces. Since there is no interstate in that area, I expect they are still in good repair, as locals have to get about. Galena, Prairie du Chien, Platteville, Dubuque, Decorah -- all still thriving. Lots of small towns, too -- but who's in a hurry? No fuel shortages either -- see paragraph 1 above. And, you can get cheese curds.
obgraham 04/30/21 12:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Texas Sprinter Repair

That's interesting. When I got the Doom Message "you have 10 starts left" while driving in Texas, searching suggested the nearest Sprinter dealer was M-B in Boerne. I drove there, arrived at 4pm with no appointment, and they were very good. Got me right in, replaced the NOx sensors and fixed the doom message. Service manager claimed they had a couple of "really good Sprinter techs". I couldn't agree more. That was in 2019. So what happened now -- they don't like Sprinters any more?
obgraham 04/29/21 12:27am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

Every one is different, but that would be plenty of time for us. Be sure to take a slow drive on 1A between Banff and Lake Louise and you just might see these grazing beside the road! Great shot of that big boy there!
obgraham 03/02/21 11:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

For us, Banff is the least interesting of the locations you list. Jasper is the most! The campgrounds there are heavily used, and show a lot of wear and tear, but that's just what it is. Wapiti CG in Jasper is okay. Look at the CGs in Mt Robson Provincial Park, too.
obgraham 03/02/21 11:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Changed to Dish

Been with Dish for 23 years -- never once had it shut itself down to update while I was watching something. It is true that once in a great while the whole mess goes bonkers, solved by a complete reset - - i.e., unplug for a minute then wait 5 minutes for a re-acquisition. Perhaps once every 2 years. Never had a weather outage, either, contrary to what the cable companies claim. Now, whether there is any content worth watching these days..... that is a whole other issue!
obgraham 02/28/21 12:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Winter on Highway 93 South - Twin Falls, ID to Wells, NV

As long as it is not snowing, that route is fine. We drive it most every year. However, in a nice blowing snowfall a few years back it was as scary a drive as you could ask -- and this is from an ex-Canadian used to lots of snow! Check the weather! And when you get to Wells, eat at Bella's. (The diner, not the brothel.) Great road food. (Can't speak for the other establishment.)
obgraham 02/16/21 10:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: AZ hwy 88

Generally not advised, though I've certainly seen them on there. Not sure if it is even open all the way eastbound yet -- somebody from there will be along soon to advise.
obgraham 02/09/21 04:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fuel mileage

A few years back we spent most of a couple of years on the road in a DP. Fuel prices rose to over $5 a gallon. On one occasion I put in $400 worth, and I think I maxed at $500 Canadian once! But in the total picture of the costs of RV'ing it seemed manageable. I'd say if you can afford the rig you like, don't obsess about what might or might not happen in the future. Just do it!
obgraham 02/06/21 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Apache Junction, AZ to El Paso, TX

Do yourself a favor: Take the Globe/US70 route. US70 is a good surfaced 2 lane road. Saves all the messing around in Tucson.
obgraham 02/04/21 10:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Most folks in line don't natter, so long as you keep moving ahead with the job. Standing around looking at your navel will irritate the next guy.
obgraham 02/02/21 06:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charter Spectrum Internet

Charter in WA Stater: $59.95 for internet at 110/10 ($10 of which is for landline with long-distance). This is just half of what Centurylink was charging for crappy internet and no long-distance.
obgraham 01/30/21 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Charter Spectrum Internet

I'm not so sure what all the hoopla here is about. However, I can say that changing to Charter internet gave me the best broadband I've ever had. Fast, reasonable priced, and responsive installers. Who knows what things will be like in 2 years!
obgraham 01/29/21 02:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Jasper to Kolawna by Clearwater -- Route 5 (?)

Driven that a few times over the decades. BC5 is a good surface, though a bit winding in some areas. Not as scenic as Icefields, more of a mix of forest and farmland. Small towns only, so for us lunch stops utilize our rig. Plenty of roadside tables, though. Kamloops to Kelowna you have 97 and 97C -- both okay. I prefer 97C only because 97 can be so slow going north of Kelowna.
obgraham 01/27/21 09:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Class A travel without interstates

I do my routing via the old Rand McNally. Works for me!
obgraham 01/26/21 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying an RV in Oregon.

OP, like others say, you need to call or find the Cali rules from their DMV. That said, the way it usually works is that when you register a vehicle, you have to cough up whatever sales tax would accrue in that state. It's often reworded as a "use" tax. Usually you get credit for whatever tax you paid in the purchasing state. However, Oregon has no sales tax. You can predict what that means!
obgraham 01/22/21 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norton Security

I guess you didn't read my post, GDE. I specifically agreed that "stuff happens". I only stated that the whole computer experience is a lot smoother having switched from the company started by one "egocentric guru", to the company started by "a different egocentric guru". Beyond that, your checkoff list of vulnerabilities has exactly Zero to do with which operating system one uses.
obgraham 01/16/21 11:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Converting to 12v fridge Canada question

OP, what do you see as the advantage to a pure 12v reefer compared to a 2-way?
obgraham 01/16/21 12:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Norton Security

And for those touting "i" stuff, yeah, they to can get virus's, keyloggers, malware and are not "exempt" and you shouldn't throw rocks at non "i" products because some day, one of those rocks may bounce back and smash your "i" products glass house.. It's not a question of "touting", we all know stuff can happen. I can say, however, that after over 25 years on Windows stuff, I switched to Mac. Virtually all the issues I had with Win -- slow startups, hangups on shutdown, browser incompatibility, progressively slower machinery, and nefarious junk being attached to my computer -- all went away, once I got past the MS mindsets and learned the Apple mindsets. Will it last? -- who knows?
obgraham 01/15/21 02:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Norton Security

Go Mac and don't look back.
obgraham 01/14/21 11:28pm Technology Corner
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