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RE: Winterizing the coffee maker

Sorry I forgot to warn you. ;) But, in my camper I use a peculator on the stove top. I don't worry about it freezing. :) At the end of the day nothing beats peculator coffee, especially a non modern one. New ones perc too fast.
pbeverly 02/20/21 04:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Cell Phone App

Doesn't WAZE requie Internet access? If so, it's of no use in many places in the western U.S. where we travel. We prefer complete independence from the Internet, so we use detailed map atlas books and our satellite-based Garmin unit with it's free updates so we can keep it always up to date for free. TomTom, though not free, does not need internet. Maps updated once a quarter. Needs internet for real time traffic, but if you are where there is no internet, traffic probably not an issue.
pbeverly 02/20/21 04:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Navigation

I always used TomTom devices and when the last one died I use TomTom on my phone. There is an annual subscription which I am fine with. When things get complicated it zooms in and provides excellent lane guidance, voice and visual. Maps are updated once a quarter. Real time traffic information is good as well. Maps are downloaded onto your device. Quite often we will be out of reach of a cell tower and on a whim decide to go somewhere. With google maps and no cell service this can be a problem.
pbeverly 02/19/21 04:41am Beginning RVing
RE: surge protector and water filters

We take a 5 gallon water tote for drinking water, coffee and ice. so don't worry about a filter. Once we finish at the dump station whatever is left in the water tote gets poured down the toilet to slosh around on the trip home. Had a surge protector that died right after the warranty expired. Need to get a good one but currently test power at post before plugging in.
pbeverly 02/16/21 04:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

I always prefer angled. My last this of 2020 I had booked a spot that technically was too small for my TT and I kinda dreaded getting into the site for the whole year before the trip. It ended up being an awesome size site. Not much of an angled site either. The problem with backing in is the obstacles you have to maneuver around. Not everyone is good at that. I actually had a camping neighbor come over and give me kudos after I got the TT in. I think I only had to pull forward once to get it right.
pbeverly 01/17/21 05:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charleston SC

X5 Very close to civilization but doesn't feel that way. Awesome biking trails, paved. Very close and easy to get to anywhere around Charleston. Great campground to take kids. We went last year in June and immediately booked for June 2021 as soon as we got home. Taking a couple grandkids this year. Only downside is some sites flood after a heavy downpour. Rode our bikes around after a storm and picked good sites for future trips. 29, 110, 75. 29 is a drive thru and is the best in my opinion. We stayed in 75 last year and it was a pretty good site, but it flooded.
pbeverly 01/17/21 04:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chipmunks

Squirrels will get rid of chipmunks, get a squirrel. Then get a woodchucks to take care of the squirrels? One year I took out 20+ squirrel's with a pellet gun. They had backups ready to go. As soon as I took one out a backup showed up. I have a Red Shoulder Hawk couple that lives on the property and I am sure they help, but my numbers stay rather steady. One of out our cats decapitated one one and used the head as a ball. Just depends on his mood at the time though, not reliable.
pbeverly 01/10/21 05:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

Everyone will eventually be exposed to it or be vaccinated. The only stat that really matters is how many hospital beds are occupied by COIVID patients. The mask and social distancing are to SLOW it down so the medical community can keep up. In many places hospitals and staff are maxed out. A couple weeks ago in Mexico City it was reported people are on their hands and knees begging to be admitted, don't think we want that here, so do the right thing.
pbeverly 12/30/20 04:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon to close down Kindle lending library January 2021

You can get free Kindle books, for up to 21 day loan periods, through any public library. Bigger libraries generally have faster access to titles that are wait-listed. Just discovered this this year. One of services our library uses takes you to Amazon and you get the Kindle version. Our library also does music and movie borrowing.
pbeverly 12/27/20 04:54am Technology Corner
RE: Comcast to charge extra for exceeding 1.2 TB data

Consumer Reports has a petition going on to help fight this. https://action.consumerreports.org/20201221_finance ROFLMAO.......Now talk about wasting bandwidth and time LOL. Comcast is going to pay attention to some petition? Comcast? Really? Now that's some funny stuff. Consumer Reports in the past has been pivotal in pushing companies to make reasonable changes that benefit consumers. Better to do something than do nothing.
pbeverly 12/25/20 06:34am Technology Corner
RE: Comcast to charge extra for exceeding 1.2 TB data

Consumer Reports has a petition going on to help fight this. https://action.consumerreports.org/20201221_finance
pbeverly 12/25/20 04:48am Technology Corner
RE: Hunting Island or Huntington Beach

Both are great parks. For swimming I think Huntington Beach is the best in the state. Everything located within a single entrance to the park. Close to good restaurants and close enough to MB for the attractions. Hunting Island is much more isolated. About 80 sites are now in the ocean. When you first arrive to campground and see all the tress missing it is a little disturbing. Once you get in deeper it is fine. Park is divided into 2 entrances, though you can hike/bike back and forth. Camping is one entrance everything else down further. This past year the non camping side closed a couple times due to flooding. If kids are involved, Huntington Beach is better. For quiet camping we now do Edisto Island at the Oak campground.
pbeverly 12/20/20 05:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: February trip south on the East Coast

Try staying in Huntington Beach State park. Some FHU the rest W&E, You can walk to the beach. They have a great nature lodge and have ranger talks in the lodge and outside. The home of the Huntington's can be toured for a small fee. Drunken Jacks in Murrell's Inlet is a good place to eat. Double ditto. Huntington Beach SP is our favorite SC coastal camping spot. Tripple ditto on Huntington Beach. Funny thing. The beach is HUGE. When they dump sand on Mrytle Beach to save the beach the sand works it's way down to Huntington and makes it bigger. Something about the jetty at Huntington helps make this happens.
pbeverly 12/18/20 05:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: February trip south on the East Coast

We HATE Myrtle Beach, just too much! Too much traffic, people, etc. HAHAHA, I live in SC and I hate MB in the Summer. In the off season it is not bad at all. We have been able to park right smack in front of the Sky Wheel in the winter. Off season a good time to visit and do non beach things as they are not crowded at all. However, MB is really a tourist trap.
pbeverly 12/17/20 04:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for tire gauge?

What's the thoughts on the valve stem ones that stay in place? Are they accurate? Our new trailer came with them and I haven't verified the accuracy but I know I do check more often (typically every travel day, I look for the green when pulling the x-chocks) vs before where realistically, I would look at the tire to see if it was obviously down but actually pulling the gauge out was once or twice a month while traveling. My TT came with them and I thought they were cool, so bought some for a horse trailer. However, they are not accurate at all. On TT they would be fully green and at least 10 PSI under. On horse trailer they showed red but were actually over inflated a little.
pbeverly 12/02/20 04:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

Thanks for the reminder to be ready at the dump station! Appreciate your post. Just ignore those whose comments are......snarky? This forum resides in Snarkville. I post little here due to the snarks. I was just trying to share my amusement and maybe get people to go hmmmm.
pbeverly 12/01/20 08:24am General RVing Issues
Dump Station Observations

Typically the wife and I do long weekends and leave the campground on Monday or Tuesday. We love doing this as most people leave on Sunday and we get some campground time with very few others. Provides a great opportunity to explore and pick sites for the future. We camped for Thanksgiving for the first time ever and got to the site Wed. We had planned to leave Monday but the weather that was coming late Sunday into Monday the decision was made to leave Sunday. This provided us with a rare opportunity to observe people at the dump station. We were actually lucky. We had three units in front of us and when we pulled out there were 6+ units and they were lined up down the HWY. 1. People would leave a ridiculous amount of space between them and the unit in front of them. Pull up to help get people from waiting in line along the side of major HWY. 2. People wandering around aimlessly around their unit while dumping trying to find things. Hvae your act together before you get there. For instance, my elbow piece I toss in the truck bed so I can quickly get to it. My gloves are put on before I get out of the truck. 3. Learn to use gravity. Couple would hold up drain hose HIGHER than the outlet pipe. Gravity is your friend here. 4. The last guy in front of us I predicted would have his act together, he just had the look. I was so wrong. No gloves, OK, guess he is a real man. No elbow piece either. HMM. So he attempts to hold the drain hose, elbowless, in the pipe and reach over to open his drain valves. It was a LONG reach and he lost control, major environmental spillage now taking place and he had to now grab his hose in this nasty water with out gloves to get it back in the pipe. Even if it is your first time, plan ahead and have your act together. You can probably get from your campsite without locking your storage bins where your stuff is. You can lock them afterwards. In fact, once dumped, pull up so the next guy can get started. You can lock up and do any last minute stuff then.
pbeverly 12/01/20 04:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Winter Camping in Myrtle Beach

Brookgreen Gardens. They have awesome Christmas lights and is well worth a daytime visit as well.
pbeverly 11/30/20 05:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: travel during covid

We have done all our planned trips and have one more to go. Camping is the ideal COVID travel. Being self contained is really nice. Our own beds, bathroom. Use to use park bathrooms but got an Macerator to make it easier to deal with portable tanks.
pbeverly 11/06/20 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Cleaning out black tank for winter

I take a 7 gallon tote for drinking water, ice and coffee. Way more than I need. When I leave campground I dump. After dumping I pour whatever is left from the 7 gallon tote into the toilet for the drive home. Once home, drain that. Do backflush until water comes out clear, then fill black/gray tanks 100% and let sit for at least 48 hours. I also add Tank Blaster for the 48 hour soak. People Tank Blast is a waste of money. It is cheap. $9 bucks for 4 treatments. If I can afford and TT I can handle $9. And my tank sensors have been reliable for me.
pbeverly 11/01/20 04:32am Travel Trailers
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