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RE: Lighting suggestions for rv building

Use LED lighting. Much brighter less cost to run.
tdiller 04/01/20 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: RV GPS

I use an app called trucker path. Height is taken into consideration when routes are planned. I also use it to verify that google maps is doing the same sort of thing.
tdiller 03/31/20 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: No 12V power to prewired back up camera

I went to install a backup camera to my Forest River flagstaff TT that is only 10 months old. I found thet there wasn't any 12V power to the preinstalled/wired furion bracket. I checked every where and couldn't get power. I didn't check the fuse's I will tomorrow. Is there a switch or or could it be something else. I think it should be hot as soon as the battery is turned on. The camera runs off the marker lights. In many newer vehicles with automatic lights you will have to manually turn on the running lights which will power the camera.
tdiller 03/27/20 02:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Everywhere they are closing schools for 2 weeks or more. Teachers should set up school classes on the LOCAL TV channels, or PBS, so kids can still learn during this virus shut down. Everybody has a television, or 2, or 3 of them. Teachers can at least do 1/2 hour classes in math, reading, science, etc. Pre-record and they can tune in 24/7. Give the kids homework, and it will keep them busy while off school. Get a schedule of classes posted. Governor's and schools need to get this set up. Many schools already have some form of online learning. Problem is in rural areas where not everyone has access to the internet. I know the town I live in has limited internet outside of town. But the library has it. Mcdonalds has it but with limits on dining in may not be open, or just war chalk someplace that has an open wifi.
tdiller 03/16/20 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Best GPS or trip planner to avoid low bridges

Trucker path cell phone app
tdiller 03/02/20 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any Return on Investment?

It's routine maintenance I would expect it but not pay more for it.
tdiller 02/28/20 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best GPS or trip planner to avoid low bridges

trucker path. I have the app on my cell phone
tdiller 02/28/20 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Xchocks question

Do I need use one or two X-chocks? I have always used plastic wheel chocks to keep TT from moving when camped but like the between dual wheel X chocks. I use two.
tdiller 02/27/20 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

I would not use it. If it's the same price as the KOA with all the amenities, I'll take the KOA. Now if the price were half that of the KOA I would use it. I mostly stay at COE campgrounds anyway and don't need or want to pay for the pool and arcade or onsite store. Plus with my America the Beautiful pass I pay about half the going rate of COE campgrounds.
tdiller 02/06/20 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

This same sort of thing happens with groups of motorcycles. There is usually three of us on the bikes. Me, my wife, and my son. We each like to ride a bit differently and will sometimes get separated. I'll usually stick with my wife but we just tell my son we'll meet up with him at our destination. My wife and I have a helmet communications system that can use bluetooth or our cell phones for a longer distance of communications. I can be ahead and let her know of any road hazards or traffic. Or I can call my son who is probably waiting at the appointed meet up spot. When we camp with friends it's pretty much "We'll see you at the campground"
tdiller 02/05/20 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Help with towing math and trailer /vehicle specs

You will be fine with that.
tdiller 12/30/19 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

Funny I read this post yesterday and just last night as I was babysitting my granddaughter while my son went to the doctor, my son called me on his way home to tell me that he was delayed because he was a witness to an accident. He captured it on his dashcam and mentioned it to the officer. The officer took his memory card form the dashcam as evidence. So now he has to buy a new memory card. My dashcam on the other hand allows a wifi connection to my smartphone so I can transfer the video file to my smartphone and then do what ever with it. Like email it to the officer. The officer aint going to go for that. Its a chain of evidence thing. He'll get his card back (may have to be a pest in some places), but it'll be a while. Hardly worth the effort when a micro sd card is so inexpensive nowadays. Same thing happened to another camera we had in my wife's store when someone broke in. The officer took the sd card and we never saw it again. At least this time the video was also uploaded to my phone.
tdiller 12/30/19 06:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

Funny I read this post yesterday and just last night as I was babysitting my granddaughter while my son went to the doctor, my son called me on his way home to tell me that he was delayed because he was a witness to an accident. He captured it on his dashcam and mentioned it to the officer. The officer took his memory card form the dashcam as evidence. So now he has to buy a new memory card. My dashcam on the other hand allows a wifi connection to my smartphone so I can transfer the video file to my smartphone and then do what ever with it. Like email it to the officer.
tdiller 12/27/19 07:04am General RVing Issues
RE: potty without the rv

Several years back we were returning home from a trip late at night. My wife had to "go" very bad. I saw a sign for a gas station at the next exit so pulled off and drove the three miles into town just to find said gas station closed for the evening. As we were returning to the expressway she really had to go so I pulled over so she could go in the field next to the road. Well that "field" turned out to be a cemetery so I accused her of pissing on someone's grave. And after getting back on the expressway the next sign we see was a rest area sign not more than 5 miles ahead.
tdiller 12/27/19 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Very detailed article on furnaces and their cleaning

Please do not follow the instructions to use a pencil eraser to "clean" contacts. Todays circuit boards have the thinnest amount of material used for contacts and will erase away in no time. Instead find some spray tv tuner cleaner or use a q-tip with some isopropyl alcohol.
tdiller 12/17/19 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I'm a veteran. I never took anything from our government. Didn't use the GI Bill or a VA loan. I couldn't get into the VA. So now I get a discount on camping and free entrance into National Parks. How about our government stop spending billions on illegals. How about congress cut their own pay and benefits? How about cutting back on welfare? Those of us who worked our butts off,stayed out of troubleand served our country deserve a break. Thank You for your service. I too am a Veteran. IMO, the only Vets who "deserve a break" are the draftees, the rest of us "volunteered".You are sure touching the third rail here, and I agree. Joining the military today is a voluntary choice, no matter what the motivation. Yes, many join because of a sense of duty, honor etc., but others join for a job. Remember the old recruitment campaigns of "see the world" and "learn a Skill"? Not much appeal to honor and duty in that. I can make a case for "duty and honor" in almost all professions. Heck, the guy who drives the trash truck fulfills a duty of keeping our cities and towns free of garbage. When I am unclogging a sewer line in the park I am honoring a solemn commitment to provide my guests with the best vacation accommodations I can. I respect the job everyone does, not just the job of those in the military. The other third rail for veterans now is the combat versus non-combat veteran. I've seen a few facebook sh*tstorms in veterans forums about the combat versus non veteran.
tdiller 12/10/19 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

thanks for the quick replies, consensus seems to be just swap and move on. It's only a single tank on the tongue, so no worries of matching collar heights or anything like that. Seems weird that my tank, which came new with a brand new TT 3.5yrs ago has a bad valve already. But I'll just swap it. thanks again everyone! If I owned such a refill operation I would inspect the tanks before filling. I wouldn't want an old out of date or defective tank to become a liability.
tdiller 12/06/19 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Back up camera

My Flagstaff 22' TT is prewired for a wireless Furion Back up camera. Can I use a different brand and what is a quality Brand? Yes you can. Many sell an adapter to the furion mount. I bought a camera with a wider field of view, adapter, and a larger monitor at tadibrothers.com for ab out the same price as the furion.
tdiller 10/30/19 05:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

If I was a private or the equivalent with a family I would certainly try to get a military discount considering their pay rate, which is very low.Did I miss where the draft was re-instituted? While it is certainly the right of a business to offer any discount that doesn't violate the law, those in the military chose to be there. The pay might be lower than private industry is some instances, but the benefits are generally bigger. Lifetime health care thru the VA, retirement after 20 years regardless of age, housing allowances and the like are not a normal perk in the private sector. In my opinion, those benefits tend to balance out any inequity in pay. You misunderstand the rules of enlistment. 1. there is no lifetime healthcare at the VA unless you have a service connected injury. There is also a tiered approach to health care at the VA depending on different criteria. 2. Housing allowances rarely cover the cost of housing which is why often several single military folks will rent a multi bedroom house and split the cost. For families this benefit is mostly because spouses can not easily find work to support housing costs with all the moving around military families do. 3. There are many civilian jobs that offer the opportunity to retire after 20 years of service. Most though are union or public sector jobs.
tdiller 10/22/19 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

The article did not mention the access pass for disabled folks so I'm wondering if that too may be subject to these same changes.
tdiller 10/22/19 01:37pm General RVing Issues
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