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RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

Jon, that's a great photo you put on your fridge!! Where did you get such a big print, and how did you mount it to the curved surface of the door? Wild guess -- is that Chaco Canyon? And just to stay on topic, how do you tighten the strap and how is it attached to the sides of the fridge? The Atwood Gas Tank Hold down strap comes with all the hardware necessary to attach it. I just tighten it by hand. The photo is one I took of "House on Fire" in Mule Canyon off UT 95 between Blanding & Natural Bridges National Monument. I had it made by Poster Brain, however the last time I had a large print made by them I was not happy with the result, and no longer recommend them. The print was dry mounted to 1/8" foam board and replaced the plywood panel the trailer manufacturer used. In a small trailer there are not that many places to hang a photo, so I've used the refrigerator door on my latest trailer as well: height=480
vermilye 10/19/20 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

I added a strap to keep the door on my Dometic RM2510 refrigerator closed. height=480
vermilye 10/14/20 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: Later and Later Check-in times

I don't know if it is all of them, but the last two New York State Parks I've stayed in had a 5:00 check in. They did let me in at 3:00 at one of them.
vermilye 10/10/20 09:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Craters of the Moon, ID

I've stayed in the monument a couple of times. Dry camping, but wonderful dark skies. Interesting hikes within the monument, including lava tube tunnels. Some of the monument's attractions: Craters of the Moon Visit An interesting side trip is the EBR 1 museum if it is open. Outside are a couple of atomic aircraft engines. Night Sky width=640 Aircraft Engine at EBR 1 Museum width=640
vermilye 09/28/20 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 50 Amp service question

It depends. If they are both on the same leg, yes, but they should be on opposite legs of the 50 amp 120V/240V connection. A 50 amp RV service has 2 50 amp legs, for a total of 100 amps. If the loads are equally divided between the legs, you can actually draw 100 amps from a 50 amp service. Somewhat confusing, but that is the way it is...
vermilye 09/25/20 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Border closure extended

Where did you see November 21? The latest report I found is October 21. CBC Report
vermilye 09/18/20 10:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: North Toledo Bend & South Toledo Bend State Parks Louisiana

I've stayed in South Toledo Bend a couple of times, the most recent in November, 2019. I was in site 15 for $20.01 per night with the senior discount. Somewhat sloped pull through site that required unhooking to level the trailer. width=640 Site 16, May, 2011: width=640 Site 55, November, 2016: width=640
vermilye 09/18/20 09:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Iphone vs separate hotspot box

Either will do the job under most circumstances. Some Jetpacks (cell modems) will get better reception, One plus for the separate modem - if you only have one phone and use it for the internet, when it is away from the RV, who ever is still there has no internet service.
vermilye 09/16/20 01:46pm Technology Corner

The Ultimate Public Campgrounds Project app can be filtered so it only shows COE campgrounds. While the AllStays app can do the same, I find the Ultimate Public list better for non commercial campgrounds.
vermilye 09/06/20 02:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flaming Gorge to Page Az. Monument Valley, Escalante NP

There is expensive dry camping in Monument Valley at the Mitten View Campground in the park next to the visitor center. Definitely has the best views. The Web Site notes they are closed until Sep 19th... As Two Hands said, Gouldings is the closest campground that has hookups. Monument Valley KOA is a couple of miles from the park. Given the choice, I'd stay at Gouldings. Another location that has inexpensive dry camping is Goosenecks State Park about 30 miles northeast of the park. You can camp right on the edge of the overlook. width=640
vermilye 09/05/20 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flaming Gorge to Page Az. Monument Valley, Escalante NP

There are many interesting, less traveled ruins in the Bears Ears National Monument. Two that I'd recommend checking are House on Fire & Fallen Roof Ruin. Both are reasonably close to Blanding, UT or Natural Bridges National Monument. Lots of maps & hiking info with a Google search. House on Fire, Mule Canyon off UT 95: height=480 Fallen Roof Ruin, Road Canyon off UT 261: width=640
vermilye 09/05/20 08:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Small Trailer Weight suggestions

I towed a 17' Escape fiberglass trailer with a 2016 Tacoma, 3100/360 pounds. No problems & a good combination. Switched to an Escape 21 and while the trailer & tongue weight were well within specifications at 4950/500 pounds, the truck itself was over payload by 200 pounds. I carry lots of stuff in the truck since I'm out 6-8 months of the year dry camping in the desert. These are loaded weights. The other problem was with the new 3.5L engine. The truck spent far too much time at 4000RPM sucking down gas and getting 10 - 11MPG. I switched to a F 150 3.5L EcoBoost and am getting 13MPG and well under 1800RPM at 63MPH. The 10 speed transmission, great tow mirrors and 36 gallon gas tank are a big improvement. I loved the Tacoma for off road, parking, and size, but it wasn't up to even a 5000 loaded trailer.
vermilye 08/29/20 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Lithium Vs. More Solar

Per Pianotuna: “I do know of one case where the battery management system totally drained an Li bank and destroyed the batteries over the time frame of one year.” I suppose almost anything is possible in ‘one case’ (or say, even several cases - ??) where a defect might be present, yet I don’t necessarily see that as an ubiquitous flaw that affects an entire genre of battery type - the literature I’ve read appears to suggest otherwise...Either way, leaving any battery unattended for a full year will not be one of my real concerns - lol! 3 tonsI agree that it must be either a poorly designed BMS or defective. I have a pair of Battleborn Li batteries, drained them to 80%, and let the trailer sit with the battery disconnect switch off. After 6 weeks, the Victron monitor read 79.9%.
vermilye 08/28/20 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Solar - Permanent mount or portable?

I also prefer both. With my small trailer, rooftop real estate is limited. I have 2 160 watt panels on the roof & carry a portable 160 watt. Most of the time the rooftop panels meet my needs - around 50 amp hours per day & a pair of 100 amp hour lithium batteries. The portable comes out when parked in the shade, and during December/January in the Arizona desert where even tilting the rooftop panels doesn't make up for the low angle sun & short days.
vermilye 08/27/20 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Shore power question

As others have said, it is OK to do. I have found a couple of times I needed to use the 50 amp even though there was a 30. Once when the 30 amp was wired reverse polarity, and more than once when the 30 amp connector was damaged enough that the 50 provided a more reliable connection.
vermilye 08/26/20 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Food - Utah Mighty Five Loop

Had a great steak dinner at the Mexican Hat Lodge Swinging Grill. The grill really does swing: width=650 Also, if you are into onion rings, the best I've ever had were at the Patio Drive In in Blanding, UT.
vermilye 08/25/20 11:04am Roads and Routes
RE: WiFi Issues

In the past, if you had AT&T phone service, a faster than McDonalds WiFi service was available at many of their facilities. Don't know if the service still exists.
vermilye 08/24/20 07:31am Technology Corner
RE: Cheater Vent - Air Admittance Valve

It depends on the run from your sink to the gray tank. If there is not enough ventilation, a large stream of drain water will siphon out the sink drain trap, letting gray tank gas out the drain. If you can let a large volume of water drain out of the sink without starting a gray tank stink in the sink, you may not need it. In most cases, it is there for a reason...
vermilye 08/23/20 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Yosemite

2X on a visit to both Mono Lake at sunset for the great light, and Bodie.
vermilye 08/19/20 08:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier national park campgrounds

And, the West side is closer to Polebridge Mercantile & the best sticky buns & cinnamon rolls in the state!
vermilye 08/14/20 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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