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RE: Capital Reef NP Roads

This blog post may be of some interest to you: Blog post
profdant139 09/15/22 12:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: PSI when using higher load range tires.

Bear in mind that the manufacturer has a strong incentive to provide you with the best and safest advice -- wrong advice leads to lawsuits! So that is why I rely on the manufacturer on this issue -- not because I necessarily trust Goodyear, but because they are motivated to keep me safe.
profdant139 09/10/22 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: motorhome on pch

You probably already know this, but you get better views if you are traveling north to south. Many more viewpoint pullouts, too. On the other hand, you may get better dashboard video if you are shooting away from the sun, rather than toward it. Good luck!
profdant139 09/06/22 09:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Paulj's Google Maps bike route trick: kudos!

Thanks, 1492! This proves that there is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. ;)
profdant139 09/05/22 10:00am Roads and Routes
Paulj's Google Maps bike route trick: kudos!

(I ams sure I am late to the dance on this, but I have searched the archive and have not found any prior posts on this.) Anyway, Paulj recently mentioned that Google Maps had a bike route option that displays the terrain profile for a given route. I did not know this! This feature is very handy when you are trying to plan a route involving fewer steep or long grades. Well done, Paul, and thanks!
profdant139 09/03/22 09:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Cleaning trailer electric cord contacts

Thanks to Roy and Barney for this post -- I found it in the archives, and it was very helpful!
profdant139 08/31/22 04:16pm Towing
RE: Bryce Canyon Pines RV Campground

We've stayed at Bryce Canyon Pines several times -- it is much quieter than the area around Ruby's.
profdant139 08/31/22 03:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pleated Blind Peg

I have used JB Weld for similar projects, with great results. It's a two part epoxy paste. A little goes a long way. Fill the hole, let it dry, and drill a new hole for the screw. Pro tip number one: since JB Weld can be sticky and messy, put masking tape around the area to be filled. Tip number two -- wear disposable gloves. JB Weld is hard to remove from your skin. Please don't ask how I learned these tips.
profdant139 08/31/22 03:30am Tech Issues
RE: Black water tank health concerns and questions

I think that we should take the OP's concerns seriously and not poke fun at him. There is no reason to be rude. Having said that, I respectfully disagree with the idea that one's own black tank poses a significant health risk. Is there some risk? Perhaps, but it is a very small risk. By contrast, using public restrooms poses a much greater risk -- some members of the public are very sloppy about personal hygiene. Dumping the black tank does involve some risk, but that risk is easily mitigated with disposable gloves and hand sanitizer. During the height of the pandemic, we also wore masks when dumping the tanks. We no longer do so. Note that the dump station is outdoors, with great air circulation, unlike a public restroom. Having our own traveling bathroom meant that we were able to travel during the pandemic without using public restrooms. Otherwise, we would have had to hide out at home. I hope this whole discussion has helped to reassure the OP. Everything in life involves some risk. It helps to quantify that risk and to weigh the alternatives.
profdant139 08/28/22 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Canyon

If you have the time and energy, a trip to the North Rim in September is an option. It's much cooler than the South Rim, and the aspens are changing. Here's a blog post that may be of interest: North Rim blog post
profdant139 08/26/22 04:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: SoCal to east side of North Cascades: 395 or 395/97?

Steve, thanks for the camping tips! Usually, though, when we are trying to make mileage on a trip, we stay in RV parks for the ease and convenience. We save the boondocking for the destination, when we can really appreciate the silence and isolation. But on this trip, it looks like there are very few RV parks along the way, unlike the west side of the Cascades. So we may be forced to find real camping out in eastern Oregon and Washington.
profdant139 08/25/22 09:38am Roads and Routes
RE: SoCal to east side of North Cascades: 395 or 395/97?

Thanks to both of you! Very useful info.
profdant139 08/24/22 04:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Steps

Another vote for Glowsteps. Assuming I posted this link correctly, this discussion may be of some help: Earlier discussion of Glowsteps and installation
profdant139 08/24/22 10:08am Travel Trailers
SoCal to east side of North Cascades: 395 or 395/97?

In September, we're heading to the east side of the North Cascades of Washington. For at least half the trip, I want to avoid Interstate 5 -- the freeway might be a little faster, but it is dull, hilly, and crowded. So we are going to try the inland route. I see two major choices: 395 up the east side of the Sierra, over to 97 at around Klamath Falls, and then take 97 the rest of the way. Or take 395 almost the whole way, and then join up with 97 north of Wenatchee. We will be towing a small trailer at around 60 mph, and slower in mountainous terrain. We're not going to rush -- this will take four full days to go around 1300 miles. Which way would you choose? Which route is likely to be more interesting? Less traffic? Less hilly? I'd appreciate any and all advice, especially from those with experience with these routes. Thanks in advance! (And just to finish the routing, we will spend some time on the east side of the mountains and then cut over to North Cascades National Park and the Mt. Baker area. The whole trip should take us about a month.)
profdant139 08/23/22 05:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Very high aurora forecast for Aug 18

Bobs, I feel your pain. Whenever we need to see some stars (especially the Milky Way), we have to drive for three hours to get to really dark sky. I live in coastal Orange County, not far from Los Angeles. The light pollution is so intense that we can barely see the brightest stars from our back yard. And as for the aurora, we'd have to drive for more than a week to get to the real North country.
profdant139 08/21/22 09:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Frig won't ignite on propane

ferndale, I am sure you have tried this already, but when I had a similar problem, I put a thin nozzle on my air compressor and blasted away at the burner assembly. It worked -- it must have been a particle of dirt.
profdant139 08/19/22 04:12pm Tech Issues
Very high aurora forecast for Aug 18

There has been a double-barreled coronal mass ejection -- should hit on August 18 -- don't know if it will be dark enough to see it well. I wish I were in Jasper right now! If you see this event, let us know how it was. Photos are always appreciated.
profdant139 08/16/22 06:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What is the best route out of Brookings?

Take 20 from 101 to the 5. There is some slow traffic around the lake, but this is the fastest and easiest way. Be sure to stop at Granzella's in Williams, just before you reach the 5. Phenomenally great sandwiches. They make this thing called a Muffuletta - with a New Orleans style dressing. Kind of messy to eat while driving, but really delicious.
profdant139 08/15/22 05:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Macerator and Drop-Ins

For what it's worth, we've been using those Walmart enzyme packets with the clear gel -- just drop it in and it dissolves. The gel packets do not bother our FloJet macerator at all.
profdant139 07/28/22 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Spare wiring behind Microwave

Some of those wires look like 10 gauge?? If so, maybe this was for an inverter, using heavy wire to minimize voltage drop.
profdant139 07/26/22 09:25am Tech Issues
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