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RE: Best area to boondock in Quartzsite for two nights

The closest to town are the Long Term Visitor Areas La Posa West & East, however they have a minimum of 14 days for $40.00. There are a couple of 14 day free camping areas 2 - 5 miles outside the town on 95 North & South, as well as Dome Rock about 4 miles west.
vermilye 01/19/20 05:50pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Tips for California early April RV trip

Depending on your route, another dry campground that has interesting backdrops for the campsites & some nice hikes is Red Rock Canyon State Park in California near Cantil. Some of my photos of the park.
vermilye 01/07/20 11:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where are you guys/gals getting your battery cables?

Never used them, but I bookmarked this place after a similar question a few years ago. They don't seem to have a minimum length. Link 2X. I have used the above supplier (Genuine DealZ) for battery & inverter cables a couple of times. Fast shipping, cables to order.
vermilye 01/07/20 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Thinking a Battery Monitor.............

Another vote for the Victron 712. I also use one of their 100/30 solar controllers. A great combination.
vermilye 01/01/20 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Wilson sleek install hints?

Pay attention to the antenna spacing requirements. The modern dual antenna systems automatically turn down the power to prevent feedback between the antennas. Too close vertically or horizontally & you will get very little gain from the system.
vermilye 12/27/19 11:25am Technology Corner
RE: Imperial Dam LTVA

A little late for your schedule, but over the last 4 years I have spent a week or two at Imperial Dam, and the rest of the winter at the Quartzsite LTVAs (usually La Posa West). Quartzsite has a bunch of restaurants, activities, junk booths, and, of course, the big tent show in mid January. I agree that there isn't a lot to do at Imperial Dam, but that is one of its perks. I spend time reading & relaxing. They have a great library. Morning exercise activities at the gravel pit pavilion, as well as Sunday afternoon music jams. About 25 miles to Yuma for shopping. Since the same LTVA permit can be used at any of the LTVAs, moving between them is a great option.
vermilye 12/20/19 11:00am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Atwood furnace not igniting

Got the same sail switch problem. 2019 jayco. Atwood furnace gas valve won’t open. Shut it down. Removed cover (no door). Tapped on sail switch lightly. Reset and powered thermostat. Works fine for about 3 weeks. Just happened again. Do I have to remove the whole furnace to change sail switch. It has the new design. Bought another new furnace. It has the old design sail switch. What’s the problem with the sail switch. Jayco is new. New sail switch is located in blower outlet housing, old style is in combustion blower housing. Why the change in locations?One sail switch problem many Escape Fiberglass trailer owners have been having with the Atwood AFSAD12 furnace is pet hair jamming the switch. Rather than replacing it, carefully removing the accumulation has fixed it. The newer installations include an outside door that provides access to both the electronics & sail switch. Older models require pulling the furnace for either.
vermilye 12/20/19 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: Washington State

What about the Palouse Falls park, that's on my list for summer.Very definitely worth a stop. Since there was no host, I ended up in the host site (full hookups) for a couple of days. The only problem with the site is I became a host - tough when you don't know much about the area! The designated sites are for small Class B or tents, but there is a large parking lot next to the host site that provides dry camping space. It has been awhile since I visited - 2014, so things may have changed. As to summer - it may be hot. I was there in May and it was warm, some friends hit it in July & it was in the 100's. More photos. https://lakeshoreimages.com/images359/_DSC1118.jpg width=640
vermilye 12/06/19 10:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Garmin GPS

Don't mean to hijack, but while talking GPS, notice the info on campgrounds list Nat, State, and Private campgrounds. Does the info on the 770 or 780 on campgrounds near your route also include Nat Forest, COE, or/and BLM campgrounds? If your Garmin does not include non commercial campgrounds (some models do, others don't) you can add them using the Ultimate Public Campgrounds POI List.
vermilye 11/29/19 09:44am Technology Corner
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

2006 new truck...had Line-X spray done over top of bed rail Has never chipped. Some fading Nothing slides Durable Easy to clean.....just spray it out Next truck..SAME thingSame here. While it has only been on for a year & 1/2, the Line-X works.
vermilye 11/26/19 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rt 81

If you are asking about I 81, it is an interstate - no bridge problems.
vermilye 11/19/19 03:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Microwaves on inverters.

I used a 700 watt microwave & a 5 cup 600 watt drip coffee maker with a 1500 watt PSW inverter on a pair of 232 amp hour 6V golf cart batteries, recharging with between 360 & 420 watts of solar. There were days that because of clouds, rain, etc that I skipped the microwave use, but almost always made the pot of coffee. Used 6-8 amp hours for the coffee. As long as you monitor the batteries & have a means to recharge them, it will probably work. Some microwaves are pretty inefficient, which could present a problem. That said, when the microwave died, I replaced it with a 950 watt Panasonic inverter microwave. The advantage of the inverter type microwave is when you dial down the power it actually drops the input wattage. At lower power levels, a standard microwave runs off & on at full power. When the batteries are low, I can dial down the microwave to as little as 300 watts. It also does a much nicer job of defrosting - no cooked edges of food.
vermilye 11/12/19 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Ryobi 900 Watt Propane Generator

About the same, although with the smaller engine, probably a bit quieter when running full out.
vermilye 10/30/19 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Ryobi 900 Watt Propane Generator

Just an update - I've been using the Ryobi 900 watt generator for a couple of months, and it does exactly what I wanted. Definitely not for everyone, but it works for me.
vermilye 10/29/19 08:18am Tech Issues
RE: 2020 Albuquerque Balloon Festival RV Reservations

I can only speak (type) for 2018. We did not have reservations, went on the stand by list in August, and managed to get 2 Fiesta dry sites for Monday - Wednesday, then had to leave. When not in the Fiesta sites, we stayed at the Black Mesa Casino, about 22 miles north of the Fiesta grounds. Electric only sites with fresh water & a dump station for $20.00 per night. First come, and the place was never more than 1/4 filled. Basically a parking lot with electricity. The drive to the Fiesta was a PIA, lots of traffic, parking fees, long walks or bus rides from the parking lots to the gate, etc but we did stay at the casino both before & after our stint at the Fiesta grounds. Here is a link to the section of my journal for the start of the Fiesta visit.
vermilye 10/25/19 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fix for Error: Change Topics per page to 20

It worked for some topics, but not for all. For example, Tech Issues & RV Parks... now work fine, but Public Lands... and Snowbirds still produces the error.
vermilye 10/07/19 08:08am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Tire Minder problems

Contact them with your model # at https://www.minderresearch.com. They were very responsive to my request for info...
vermilye 10/04/19 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: .Options for Highspeed Internet Anywhere (Data Intensive)

l haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been thinking that a desktop in the “cloud” might be the answer. Let it do all the heavy lifting and all you need is enough bandwidth to communicate with it. There's the rub. . . . while there are satellite services that could meet your requirements, they are not mobile, and very expensive. Not true. Fast, Ka-band mobile sat service has been available for a couple of years -- HughesNet Gen 5 portable dish and HughesNet automatic sat dishes. OP, the most common RV setup is some type of cell data plan, typically from Verizon or AT&T. And unless you use some sort of "biased" Internet speed tester, you'll almost never see the speeds you're looking for. I use a cellular & sat data combo when I travel. Here's my last report of over 40 campgrounds I stayed at this year: Campground Internet Report 2. 50 Mb down & 10Mb up? & 10Gb per day?
vermilye 09/30/19 09:17am Technology Corner
RE: .Options for Highspeed Internet Anywhere (Data Intensive)

Unless you are planning on staying in cities with 5G service, it isn't going to happen. While there are some areas where 4G LTE service meets your requirements, as you move into rural areas, your speeds are going to drop below 50 / 10. As to choices, while there are satellite services that could meet your requirements, they are not mobile, and very expensive. There are satellite based systems currently being developed that will work, but they are years away. You will pretty much need to stick with cell service & its limitations for the near future. In my case I don't require the data speed & volume you are asking for, but carry both an AT&T & Verizon cellular modem (Jetpack) and have generally had 6-8 MB down & 2-4 MB up when I had a connection. I've only had a few locations where neither provider lacked coverage (Big Bend NP in Texas, Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain NP to mention 2). I do carry a cell amplifier for the fringe areas. I'm currently sitting in my house in Upstate NY just outside a small town of 10,000. Not quite rural, but not near a large city. AT&T shows 23.3Mb down, 1.3Mb up, while Verizon is 9.3Mb down & .8Mb up. Both show fairly low signal strength.
vermilye 09/29/19 09:14am Technology Corner
RE: New truck intrest rates

It also depends on the particular truck, year & model. I'm paying 2.49% on a 2018 F 150 purchased July, 18 through my credit union. Dealer got down to 3.2% after some discussion...
vermilye 09/28/19 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
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