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RE: No more GM diesels?!

Still for use by folks that want to travel, be rv or by car, range and refueling will be an issue. Want to guess what campground power will be like when you have 50 or 75 EV drivers trying to recharge from the same power grid that now experiences frequent voltage drops because the systems were not designed for RV;s running two 15K btuh Ac units as well as 120 vac refrigerators. A handful will still be out there patting themselves on the back for being good green lovers, while they run 2 or 3 Honda portable generators for 12 hours to recharge their "green" electric vehicle enough to run out for a 6 pack.
wanderingaimlessly 09/22/19 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: posting pictures

Have you tried this for posting? Photo posting
wanderingaimlessly 09/22/19 04:43pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fredericksburg, VA Camgrounds

Look at the dcr website for the state parks and work your way south using them. Another possibility you may like would be crossing the Chesapeake bay by Annapolis Maryland, and then visiting assateague national seashore and Chincoteague wildlife refuge and then continuing south on US 13 and taking the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. A 24 mile water crossing. If you are trying to avoid interstates, and coming south from west of DC look at highway 29 from west of F'burg all the way down to NC or the same can be said of rt 15 which crosses into NC at Kerr Reservoir which has some nice COE parks as well as State parks. Using the State park website you will find a lot of nice state parks just west of Richmond. 17 does have a couple campgrounds well south of Fredericksburg one is a thousand trails below Tappahannock, it packs the trailers in tight, went once never went back. If you are eligible for Military base access Champs Campis also outthere.
wanderingaimlessly 09/20/19 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fredericksburg, VA Camgrounds

I cant say for immediately around Fredericksburg, but about 50 miles south at Kings Dominion (Doswell Va) is a decently rated KOA, pricey for me at about $80 a night, 20 miles farther south in Ashland Va is an Americamps, right by the Interstate, easy on and off, about $60 Or if you are in no rush, Lake Anna State Park, 40 miles south of F'burg but not right along I-95. Nice sites, w&e around $40. Lake Anna Stete Park These are all off of 95, not along 17 East of 17 40 miles south of F'burg is SWestmoreland Stete Park, I have not been there so cant say anything about sites.
wanderingaimlessly 09/20/19 05:18pm Roads and Routes
Another internet choice

There are frequent threads in here on web access, youtuber has listed a method he has been using and I thought some in here may be interested. Visable It apparently uses the Verizon system, and gives unlimited data with the only slowdown being a limit of only one connected device to the smartphone. He does show a workaround for that. At $40 a month prepaid, it looks decent.
wanderingaimlessly 09/20/19 06:19am Tech Issues
RE: how do you post pics here at rv.net using imgur?

Use this Photo posting is great
wanderingaimlessly 09/19/19 04:00pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: First TT advice

Tongue weight should be at least 10% and preferably 12% of trailer weight. Also, if you are going to use a weight distribution hitch, remember that its weight has to be added. Max tongue weights in the 800 range, with 100 taken by the hitch puts you into a 6000-6400 lb loaded trailer. Normally having GVWR and cargo cap covers most situations, and braking gets considered as an afterthought. But you have touched on it already. Are you going to be travelling alone? Remember passengers and possessions all count toward cargo cap. Most folks seem to mention some percentage below the maximum of their vehicles professed limits, With 10% to 25% under being the range I think most will use. Happy motorin
wanderingaimlessly 09/19/19 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Monument Valley

Is this any help? Mitten view
wanderingaimlessly 09/19/19 07:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Mail Forwarding services

Escapees and the other services tend to operate in states that have no income tax. In Texas, Florida, and SD for example, you would save 4.25 % of your income versus paying Michigan for services you are not receiving. Other cost, health insurance, vehicle plates and inspections, vehicle insurance etc could be higher, but it's likely they will not be.
wanderingaimlessly 09/19/19 04:35am Full-time RVing
RE: JUst how many GB are needed?

On an Android smartphone you can get a close estimation on usage from the phone itself. Touch settings, then touch network and internet, This should be the screen that then allows you to do any of the following, Turn on wifi Turn on Hotspot and one spot should show data usage. If you touch that you can set the dates for the data cycle to whatever ones you wish, and then monitor the amount used from this screen whenever you wish. Just use the hotspot for your e mail and news reading a few days and you should have a good idea. The phones measured data may be a little off as compared to the carrier, but they usually are withing 5% or so.
wanderingaimlessly 09/18/19 04:57am Technology Corner
RE: Looking for quality

Have not owned one, but have mat a couple that loved their Livin lite trailer, claimed well built and they are not as "frilly" as most others. Being in Ca. they should be relatively easy to locate some. Look over the features, a lot of their plusses are not readily visible, windows etc. CampLite
wanderingaimlessly 09/16/19 03:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Will be interesting to see how many of the fanatics who want this technology actually buy it. I could see there being municipal users, but for private use, especially RV, where folks tend to be farther away from public utilities and a means of recharging this will be a problem. Don't you think commercial campgrounds will adapt specially if they see their facilities being by-passed in favor of RV parks with charging stations? Remember the case of motels without cable? And now happening to motels without free Wifi. I bet national, state, city, country parks and forests would love to have EVs rather than the polluting gas vehicles and in fact already on natural gas buses. For national parks though, it might have to wait for the next environment-friendly administration. I would expect the cost to go way up, Park operators that wanted to do this would worry about how to charge for the additional power, meters at each campsite? And how many parks already have issues of voltage or low power due to their systems being over stressed, adding vehicle charging would increase the load even more. And my original comment was not in reference to commercial parks, but referring to boondockers, Are they all going to have to carry even more or larger generators which dont have the clean burning additions new vehicles have in order to charge the even newer vehicles with battery power? As I said, for municiple uses, they have a place, for folks who want to venture outside urban areas, it's gonna take some time to work out all the bugs. When the "Mr Fusion" generators from back to the future are available, you'll have something.
wanderingaimlessly 09/14/19 05:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Out of the blue....

Wonderful story, we have had a couple of people we have met online that we had here on Kerr Reservoir, we only have w&e (15 amp) available but it has been fun.
wanderingaimlessly 09/13/19 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Will be interesting to see how many of the fanatics who want this technology actually buy it. I could see there being municipal users, but for private use, especially RV, where folks tend to be farther away from public utilities and a means of recharging this will be a problem.
wanderingaimlessly 09/13/19 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

Since I didn't apparently give enough foundation to my prior post. While in college at Virginia Tech, a group of friends used to go to a nearby state park twice a year, the black students, who had no problem hanging out with us at the campus or at bars in town would not go on the group camping trips, their reasons were given as we just got somewhere air conditioning and good beds, he$$ no were not gonna go sleep on the ground. They were there on scholarships and from lower income families, and admitted that they couldnt understand why someone would go lay on the ground with the bugs and stuff when they could party in the dorm. When station in St Louis in the Coast Guard, my little 14 person crew on a bouy tender was looking at putting together a unit party, I suggested camping, and the two black crewmembers said basically the same things. In both cases the comments were said as if they were half joking, but that both incidents hundreds of miles and several years apart got similar responses is why I stated that. In my prior post I was trying to state that without the dissertation that one member here apparently wanted.
wanderingaimlessly 09/11/19 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: HFT Preditor 3500 Inverter Generator

Use the search bar above and you will find quite a few threads. Some praising the unit, some bashing it, for what it's worth, most of the ones bashing admit no experience with it. Service could be claimed as an issue, but the engines in these things are mostly chinese clones of Honda designs and parts for the engines are readily available. If the electric start is your main draw, you may want to look at another genny. Champion makes an electric start 3150 watt model with a remote control that will even start the unit for you. Champion They can be found cheaper with a little searching, and parts and service seem to have a decent reputation.
wanderingaimlessly 09/11/19 12:31pm Truck Campers
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

Whats beyond their comprehension is that the thing stopping more minorities from camping is that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, They choose not to. For some it may be economic, for a few others it's too close to things their families recently left behind, and for the majority, life with "all the modern conveniences" is preferable.
wanderingaimlessly 09/11/19 10:35am General RVing Issues
GM recall 2014-2018

For those who may not have seen it, recall for brake issues. GM truck recall
wanderingaimlessly 09/11/19 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: shopping for new fifth wheel

As you can see from the above post, some brands have enthusiastic fans, K-Z and Grand Design being at or near the top, especially on customer support. You will probably find the Jayco Pinnacle and North Point models close behind. Not intending to bad mouth the Forest River brands, nor Keystone for that matter, but the ones I mentioned first do offer longer warranties and have established their fans for a reason.
wanderingaimlessly 09/10/19 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Class A stuck next to house!

Did you sink in on both sides? (two tracks) Or one side only. A 3' wide sidewalk and gravel or crush and run next to it could minimize the impact on buried utilities, depending on how they are run. Just looked at your video, see that its both sides. But I think no longer than it is and since its a straight line, I'd still do a single 3' wide sidewalk and C&R since you would be moved by the drivers side wheels on concrete, the right side should not dig in unless its really soup.
wanderingaimlessly 09/09/19 01:56pm General RVing Issues
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