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RE: Break away cable

I'm entirely with "Old Biscuit" and have been following his procedure for 23 years.
padredw 01/02/20 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hard tonneau covers and 5er hitch

My long bed has a 4 piece unit that folds up and snaps at the front of the bed and we have no problems with it being present Exact same experience.
padredw 12/30/19 12:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What happened to STREET VIEW in Google Maps?

I just tried it and they changed how yo get to street view. I use to be able to click on a location and scroll in and it would switch to street view. Now I have to click on the little man to get the street view to come up. I liked the old method better. Exactly my experience and opinion. Today is the first time I've ever had to use the "little man" method. I, too, like the old method better. But I thank everyone who helped me to solve my problem.
padredw 12/13/19 06:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: What happened to STREET VIEW in Google Maps?

Thanks, everyone. Here is the situation: I was at a place where I had used street view before, so I knew that the data had been there. In the past all I had to do was go to satellite view and keep zooming in and street view would automatically open up. I had NEVER used the "little yellow man" in the past. But it seems to only work that way now. I just tried it and all of you are right. I went right back to that same place and put the little yellow man to work -- BINGO, street view works. I must say, I like the old way better, but this way works. Problem solved. Thanks.
padredw 12/13/19 11:24am Roads and Routes
What happened to STREET VIEW in Google Maps?

I used "street view" in planning routes. Just this week I tried to use it and I cannot get street view to work at all--NO street view. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know what to do about it? I can't find anything through online search or Google help. I hope this does not represent a permanent change in what was a helpful planning tool.
padredw 12/13/19 08:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Flattest, warmest route to Las Vegas in January from NC

Consider dropping down to I-20 and follow it to I-10 in west Texas. That route will be flatter than I-40, and shorter than an all I-10 route. Then keeping an eye on weather forecast. If winter storms are forecast for any where along I-20 then there are many places to drop on down to I-10. Exactly what I was thinking.
padredw 12/10/19 03:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Shelby, MT to Cardston, AB via MT-213

We also crossed at Sweet Grass and found it good. We were headed to the town of Claresholm where we stayed in their "Centennial Park" and traveled on to Banff the next day. We chose to go through the mountains rather than through Calgary. All the roads were good. We were coming from the South so I have included these notes as well. These are the notes I use for driving. L means "turn left" and R "right"; bcms = "becomes"; sht or shrt = "short--to next turn" I print directions onto a shirt pocket sized card. To Claresholm, AB Back on US 89 N. L on US 87/89 @ Great Falls, R merge I-15 N To Sweet Grass bcms AB 4 to Leithbrdge L on AB 3 W R on AB 23 sht to L on AB 519 R on AB 2 L on AB 520 R on 4 St. W to Centennial Park on R 334 mi To Banff Back to CA 2 N. L on AB 540 R on AB 22 L on AB 541 Cont onto AB 40 N. L onto Can 1 Exit toward Banff L onto Banff Ave shrt L onto Tunnel Mt. Road R into Tunnel Mt. Trailer Park 4 + hours 198 mi
padredw 12/01/19 05:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

This does not sound like a bad idea. But could your "table" be built under the frame? Would not need to be near as tall. Short and sturdy is easier than tall and sturdy. Exactly. But it can be done even with the legs down. How do I know? Several years ago we had a severe failure with the suspension of our fifth wheel in Dalhart, Texas which required our trailer to be "carried" to Amarillo on a low-boy trailer. The driver used boards under the landing gear and very carefully, very slowly, winched the fifth-wheel up onto his trailer. We still have that same fifth-wheel. No damage in that loading just using the landing legs (set at lowest point) The "table" would add some protection, but we were on the road and could not await such construction.
padredw 11/15/19 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Colorado campground for next summer

Also agree with my friend, BB_Tex about those areas he mentioned.
padredw 10/30/19 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colorado campground for next summer

I would concur with the suggestion of Arrowhead Point RV Park just north of the town of Buena Vista. We have also stayed in the KOA just south of town. We do not usually choose KOA parks, but this is one which we have enjoyed. I also think that Buena Vista is a good choice and you have good access for day trips to Gunnison, Crested Butte, Canyon City, Leadville, and Aspen (NOT with an RV in regard to Aspen) -- to name a few. There are many possibilities for hiking--short trails, long trails, difficult trails and some easier trails. Also Buena Vista is noted for river rafting on the Arkansas during the summer. All in all a good choice.
padredw 10/30/19 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North North Carolina to Sevierville, TN routes?

Good advice and good question. Our route TO Sevierville will likely be on slow roads so, on the day we drop the clock back to standard time, we will leave early and plan for an arrival around 11:30. Our route FROM Sevierville will be on Interstate all the way and just over 50 miles so our plans are to stay at the Melton Hill Dam Campground just past Knoxville. Figure we'll get out of the crowd for the night! Am considering an alternate route following US 411 to TN 168 to US 129 to pick up I-140 over to I-40 W. The other would be straight through Knoxville which we have done a few times.
padredw 10/19/19 06:42am Roads and Routes
RE: North North Carolina to Sevierville, TN routes?

Hope I'm not carrying this too far but one question does remain. One other reason for stopping at the Apple Barn is that it looks like they have plenty of parking for a truck and fifth wheel. What about the Five Oaks? Would they have such parking? We often stop at Cracker Barrels just because they usually have parking for us.
padredw 10/18/19 07:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: North North Carolina to Sevierville, TN routes?

Thanks, Ken for the congrats and the suggestion about restaurant. We have what may be a bad habit of wanting to go back to places that we have enjoyed so much at earlier times--when we were younger. There are two problems with that: 1> You can't go back! It is never the same and usually not as good as we remember it, and 2> You miss some new places that would be good experiences and form new memories. But we are creatures of habit and I'm not sure it would not mean more to my wife for us to go right back to the Apple Barn --- But I'm keeping that door open for now. Have you ever been down to Shatley Springs, NC?
padredw 10/18/19 06:21am Roads and Routes
RE: North North Carolina to Sevierville, TN routes?

Ken, we stayed in Panther Creek State Park at Morristown a few years ago. Sounds like you might be familiar with that area. As you see, we are stopping for Sunday dinner at the Apple Barn in Sevierville. That's all, we will be continuing on our way -- on the Interstate in the afternoon.
padredw 10/17/19 08:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: North North Carolina to Sevierville, TN routes?

Thank you, Ken and Jayco. Just what I needed. I will be pulling a 34' fifth-wheel with a 2500 Chevrolet Duramax. We are not in a hurry and I've been towing rigs similar to this for 20 years. But I have never been on any of these routes I mentioned before. Unless there is an actual obstruction or an unpaved road (though I've been on a few of these) I'm pretty confident we can make it. We're going back to Shatley Springs for the second time. It has been years since the only time we were there and we had not even started towing an RV at that time. We will also stop by the Apple Tree (?) or Apple Barn restaurant in Sevierville. I was trying to avoid a long drive on the Interstate. Oh, by the way, I just celebrated my 87th birthday yesterday:C I know, I ought not to be driving much less towing a fifth-wheel;)
padredw 10/17/19 08:43pm Roads and Routes
North North Carolina to Sevierville, TN routes?

We will be staying at New River State Park in North Carolina. From there we start home via Tennessee. Google maps shows the quickest route to be US 58/NC16 North up into Virginia to connect with I-81 W and on down to Sevierville, TN. An alternate route would follow US 88/NC 167 to US 421 to US 321 to I-26 to I-81. One reason Google Maps would suggest the route through Virginia is that provides for much more freeway driving. But I will not average that much more because I will NOT be driving the speed limit on the Interstate. I have not given all the connecting roads on either of these routes but anyone who could respond helpfully would know the basic differences in the choice between them. I am not anxious, but if anyone is really familiar with these routes I'd be glad to hear suggestions. I don't generally avoid mountain driving but most of my experience is with Colorado and points north in the Rocky Mountains. I've been over most of those passes.
padredw 10/17/19 06:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway and NC 181

Don't think he needs the tunnels on the Parkway. It's the bridges going UNDER the BRP he is asking about. Yes, Terry is exactly right. I don't think I have anything to worry about in that regard. We are not traveling extensively on the BRP. Maybe I should have started a new topic about the route FROM New River State Park. But, again, I don't think I have anything to worry about, just looking for local reassurance.
padredw 10/16/19 02:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway and NC 181

OK, I think I will piggy-back on my own post to ask about routes. We will be staying at New River State Park in North Carolina. From there we start home. Google maps shows the quickest route to be US 58/NC16 North up into Virginia to connect with I-81 W and on down to Sevierville, TN. An alternate route would follow US 88/NC 167 to US 421 to US 321 to I-26 to I-81. One reason Google Maps would suggest the route through Virginia is that provides for much more freeway driving. But I will not average that much more because I will NOT be driving the speed limit on the Interstate. I have not given all the connecting roads on either of these routes but anyone who could respond helpfully would know the basic differences in the choice between them. I am not anxious, but if anyone is really familiar with these routes I'd be glad to hear suggestions. I don't generally avoid mountain driving but most of my experience is with Colorado and points north in the Rocky Mountains. I've been over most of those passes.
padredw 10/15/19 07:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway and NC 181

Thanks, friends, looks pretty good. We will be leaving on Monday, October 21 and will be up toward the BRP a bit over a week later.
padredw 10/15/19 07:18am Roads and Routes
Blue Ridge Parkway and NC 181

We will be traveling on NC 181 N. in a couple of weeks. We would like to turn off from 181 onto the Blue Ridge Parkway for a few miles and then back on 181 (near the Camp Creek Parking Lot). I see these stone arch bridges at each entrance/exit. I have a 12' 9" high fifth wheel. Will I have any problem with the arches?
padredw 10/14/19 07:20pm Roads and Routes
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