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RE: Devil's canyon UT

The maps provided by are just wretched.
teejaywhy 06/16/20 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide out doesn't work

Fuses ok?
teejaywhy 06/11/20 12:24pm Travel Trailers
Kebler Pass CO

aka Gunnison County Road 12 30 mi unpaved between CO133 on the west and Crested Butte on the east. Thinking of using it in August. 2500HD Duramax pulling a 25' TT. I am quite used to driving mountain roads and unpaved roads. Just wondering if this is a bad idea towing a trailer. Anyone done it? Descriptions say it's smooth and passable for passenger cars. Not going there if it's 30 mi of washboard. Thanks in advance!
teejaywhy 06/10/20 10:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Costco/ Colman Solar set up?

It is 110 watt. I really don’t need a controller or inverter as I Already have those. Then you probably don't want to consider the Costco item that includes both of those.
teejaywhy 06/03/20 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

Per the EPA at That article deals with using bleach to disinfect drinking water, not tank sanitization.
teejaywhy 06/03/20 01:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

After draining the bleach, I suggest adding a cup or two distilled vinegar when you refill the tank. Drain again and refill with water only. What is the reason for the vinegar mixture? Removes the bleach taste How do you get rid of the vinegar taste?
teejaywhy 06/03/20 01:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Amp hours

I'm trying to determine whether my current solar system is adequate or if I need to add more panels/batteries. Currently I have 2 6 volt lead acid batteries. I have 300 watts of panels 40 amp controller I'm curious as to how many Amp hours my trailer uses. Small 3 way fridge running on LP CM detector Stereo on standby mode Water pump I usually try to use battery powered lights at night. The kids also watch a movie to unwind at night, the TV and DVD player run on a separate small battery hooked to an inverter. Small battery will be charged during the day from the panels. We keep water use at a minimum. I also have two dual USB charging ports. Heat is set at 60. Night time outside temps can dip down into the high 30's in Spring and late Summer where we usually camp Our usual camping area is at 4,500-5,000+ altitude with pretty intense sun in the afternoon. Thanks Brian You have a pretty nice setup. As others have mentioned, the furnace will be your biggest user. The other stuff (TV, DVD, LED lighting, chargers) are minimal draws and can easily be ran from your main batteries without need to have separate batteries. Complete your setup by installing one of these:
teejaywhy 05/26/20 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: A trip to the CAT Scale

Thanks everyone for your replies and thanks @lawrosa for that helpful link. Headed out this weekend for the first boondock shakedown up on the Mogollon Rim of Arizona.
teejaywhy 05/26/20 06:12am Towing
A trip to the CAT Scale

A visit to the scale this morning to see how my setup checks out. Comments welcome. Truck: 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax 4WD Full tank of gas and one passenger, ARE truck cap. Trailer: 2019 Nash 23D Filled with camp gear, batteries, full propane, full fresh water tank. (all weights in pounds) Truck sticker: GVWR: 9200 GAWR FR: 4670 GAWR RR: 6084 Trailer sticker: GVWR: 7000 Truck only weigh: Steer Axle: 4280 Drive Axle: 3160 Trailer Axle: 0 Gross Weight: 7440 Truck and trailer - WDH not engaged Steer Axle: 3940 Drive Axle: 4340 Trailer Axle: 5680 Gross Weight: 13960 Truck and trailer - WDH engaged Steer Axle: 4200 Drive Axle: 3940 Trailer Axle: 5840 Gross Weight: 13980 Everything seems kosher but please help me evaluate this data? How to calculate trailer weight? Gross wt 13960 - truck wt 7440 = 6520 (?) How to calculate tongue weight? Using weigh with WDH disconnected? 3940 + 4340 = 8280 - 7440 (truck only) = 840? If I'm understanding correctly: - Truck within spec - Trailer within spec - Tongue weight approx 13% - WDH seems to be working Anything I'm missing? THANKS!!! Tom
teejaywhy 05/24/20 02:58pm Towing
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

A little late with an update, but as you might have expected, the event for which we were traveling to Toronto, was cancelled. Or "postponed" to some yet-to-be-determined fall date. Disappointed, but at the same time, a bit relieved because of the tight time constraint we were facing on the drive to. Hopefully, the reschedule allows us a more leisurely travel time.
teejaywhy 05/05/20 04:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping in Ruidoso, NM

Rent a "Group Site" at a National Forest campground. Usually around $75-100 per night for 10-15 rigs. Probably no hook-ups but you'll have the area to yourselves. What a horribly selfish idea. You're right. We'll come and camp in your backyard instead. OK?
teejaywhy 05/05/20 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trip Planning by mile

Easy way.... Google maps. 1. Right click on your location on the map and choose "Directions from here". 2. Right click on the map on whatever main route you intend to travel and select "Directions to here". 3. Look at the miles it says it is between the two locations. 4. Click the second location and drag it closer or further to get the miles or hours you want to travel. This is what I do.
teejaywhy 04/01/20 01:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Leaving out of Gold Canyon, Which way to Flagstaff?

The Payson route is very scenic, especially HWY 3 (Lake Mary Road) from Clint's Well to Flag. (Watch for elk in the late afternoon / early evening!) Most of the grade on 87 is four-lane and not much different than the grades on I-17, HOWEVER there is a short stretch of two-lane climbing out of Payson to the top of the Mogollon Rim that is two-lane and a bit twisty-turny. Not sure what that would be like with 70' of rig. Check google maps for a visual. From the top of the Rim on to Flag is two-lane but smooth sailing.
teejaywhy 04/01/20 01:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling for Winter Sports

Interested in the topic. A bit of googling reveals there are some ski areas that allow overnight parking, some free, some with hook-ups for a fee. I wasn't looking at eastern areas but I found a few out west: Taos NM Wolf Creek CO Powderhorn Mtn CO Mt. Baker WA Grand Targhee WY As for leaving the trailer for the day and traveling to the ski area, I wouldn't leave it at a parking lot like WalMart or truck stop. I would look for a nearby open campground.
teejaywhy 03/31/20 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: How are your solar panels mounted?

Considering mounting a panel to my existing roof rack (nervous about drilling into roof). Anyone seen this done? Good idea? The only con I see is possibly aerodynamic as it will be riding 6-8" above the roof.
teejaywhy 03/30/20 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Were you in YNP - 08 SEP 2019?

This is one bizarre story.
teejaywhy 03/06/20 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Send photo issue ??

I don't use Google apps simply because of their privacy and security issues. Sometimes I don't want to share everything with everyone. And I don't have to rely on the internet to do everything.To each their own. I don't have any of your fears and have not experienced any problem having used Google apps since their inception. The Internet is practically ubiquitous so that is also no problem for me. And I am not sharing everything with everyone. Not Everyone, just Google. :B
teejaywhy 01/31/20 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Places In Monterrey Bay California

Maybe I should restate the question. This was posted by my 19 year old granddaughter last night. She wants to visit the Monterrey Bay area. I suggested we take the 5th wheel, to save on costs. It's just four hours from my home in Rescue California. She knows she wants to visit the aquarium, Carmel and the Wharf. Beyond that, she's unsure. We will probably bring a female friend of hers also. So the question remains - are you looking for dry camping options (assumed by the chosen sub forum) or actual "RV park" type accommodation (possible interpretation of the thread title)?
teejaywhy 01/21/20 02:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Thanks for all the suggestions! @Matt_Colie: To pick up I-94 I would need to use I-55 or I-57 north from St. Louis which would seem to take me into the heart of Chicago-land. Is that your suggestion or am I missing something? Detroit exploration will have to wait for another trip, but thanks for the offer. I would like to visit Greenfield Village someday.
teejaywhy 01/20/20 11:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Thanks for the replies. @romore: You think thru Cleveland/Buffalo/Hamilton would be preferable? We will likely pass by Niagara Falls on the way back home, stopping in Ohio to visit family. THX
teejaywhy 01/16/20 10:58am Roads and Routes
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