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RE: Never get lost.

I can do that with Waze and Google maps as well as a few social apps. Not sure I understand how it's unique. Their website says Google Maps doesn’t make it easy to share a location in the middle of, say, Central Park or Hyde Park to organise a meeting point, and usually isn’t helpful if you want to navigate directly to a specific building entrance. This is because when entering a street address into Google Maps, a pin typically drops in the centre of a building or postcode, rather than an exact entrance. With Waze I can put a pin anywhere and people in my contacts can see my location and I can see theirs. Many social apps do this too. Like I said, I am not sure how this is unique. Not knocking it, I just don't understand the need. Is the objective to not get lost? Seems like that's coved by a dozen apps already. Heck my new truck has it's own locator I can pull up if I can't remember where I parked. I have a life 360 app that I can see where my son, who is a new driver, is and how fast he's going, set perimeters, crash detection etc. Anyone in my group can see everyone and you can put locations anywhere. Maybe it's unique in some way and I am missing it. They spend a good bit of time convincing you it does something google maps doesn't. It doesn't mention any other apps that are truly redundant. Sorry, I don't get it. Can't you already tell someone where you are, share a pic, tag a location, drop a pin, navigate etc with so many other apps.?
way2roll 12/02/20 03:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Never get lost.

I can do that with Waze and Google maps as well as a few social apps. Not sure I understand how it's unique.
way2roll 12/02/20 12:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Tow Haul Mode

I use it when not towing in stop and go traffic. It really helps slow you down quicker and keeps you from having to apply the brakes at all in some cases.
way2roll 12/01/20 01:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dump Station Observations

I know I wouldn't want someone observing me in my daily life as I am sure throughout the day I make mistakes or do things in a way that's different than someone else's. Judge lest ye be judged. Unless you're perfect of course.
way2roll 12/01/20 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Awesome! Thanks for reporting back.
way2roll 11/30/20 06:20am Tech Issues
RE: Future Used RV Market

Surprised (well maybe not) by some of the comments on this forum about new campers, "Covidiots" and the like. Do you have a monopoly on camping we didn't know about? Are newbies not entitled to be newbies simply because their motives to go camping were spurred by no real alternative to safe travel? Weren't you newbies at one point? Lots of assumptions about the lack of intellect on some new campers and presumed short sightedness. I know quite a few newbies this year and I can attest, they aren't stupid or naïve. And none of them have any intent of hanging up the camping hat anytime soon. Will some revert back to conventional travel post pandemic, whenever that is? Yes. But not all. But these comments about newbies being idiots is, well, idiotic.
way2roll 11/30/20 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Filtration

It depends. What do you want to filter? Sediment from clogging your inlet and faucet screens or drinking water? If sediment I would imagine one pre sediment filter will do. If drinking water, you can add a carbon or catalytic carbon block filter but that won't filter everything. For pure drinking water you need RO and that's not practical for a whole RV. You can install one under the sink.
way2roll 11/28/20 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Any runners around the campfire?

After playing soccer for 30 years and running quite a bit, I find that it's just too painful anymore. The joints in the legs and spinal compression are exacerbated by running when you get older. I turned to cycling about a decade ago. Low impact but fantastic exercise and I've worked myself up to 24 hour mountain bike races, multi day rides, and century road rides. My resting heart rate and BP are really low and lung capacity is awesome. And the sites I've seen. I applaud your effort to get in shape, but be careful with your joints. Running is hard on your body. As far as going into the red zone with heart rate, the risk is a heart attack, passing out, o2 deprivation or any myriad of issues. You are working beyond capacity of what you should be and taxing organs more than is healthy. Stay in your target HR and work up to expanding those limits. What's the point of pushing too hard? A gradual increase has more long term benefits than going too hard.
way2roll 11/27/20 10:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Long trips

RVing is all about concessions and preferences. We had Class A gassers before our FW and while they were nice for short trips, they completely wore me out on long drives. I don't care what you do to a F53 chassis, they are loud and have poor road manners. That said, we loved all the conveniences of a rolling apartment. The use of the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom TV, etc, all while underway. As far as passenger travel it simply doesn't get any better. A DP would have made it more enjoyable for the driver I am sure. But our new truck is way more comfy to drive towing the FW. It's a passenger vehicle and behaves like one and has all the modern safety features that motor homes lack. I could drive it all day. But we now have to stop to use the bathroom (although this doesn't change for the driver no matter what you have). We can pack food etc, and tablets for entertainment for passengers so it's not too bad. At a rest stop we still have access to the FW, just a matter of exiting one vehicle and entering the RV. A truck's comfort level and road manners can't be beat. You trade off some conveniences for that. A nice DP is probably the best of both worlds, but for us it didn't make sense financially since I needed a new truck anyway.
way2roll 11/27/20 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Still shopping

An honest seller will have no problem taking the unit to a non biast third party shop for thorough inspection. Look at blue book value. Where does someone find blue book values for RV's? Did you mean NADA?
way2roll 11/24/20 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane tank

"when the first tank empties then the gauge shows red." . I think this is point, You have a gauge, sounds like the OP does not. Wanting to know how much LP is left requires a gauge.
way2roll 11/24/20 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

With an LP tank gauge. If you don't have one on your monitor panel, you can install one at the tank. $10-20 on Amazon.
way2roll 11/24/20 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

I would suspect the new 10-speed trany will do the job because of its extended torque ratios. However, I am concerned about gear hunting while pulling heavy loads and inclines. Seems to me gear hunting will shorten the life of the trany while doing a lot of towing or heavy hauling-- especially with gas engines. My NEW F350 with the 10 spd tranny doesn't gear hunt. It's a diesel so perhaps that helps, but it's a very smart truck. It's built to tow and it does it very well. If there is a gear change, it's hardly noticeable. But usually climbing it finds the proper gear at the proper speed and just stays there not breaking a sweat despite changes in grade.
way2roll 11/24/20 05:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Thermocouples can go bad. You can buy them at HD or Lowes. Take the old one so you get one of comparable size and length. They are cheap and only take a few minutes to replace. Nothing fancy about them, they convert heat to milliamps to keep the valve open.
way2roll 11/23/20 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Black Tanks Won’t Flush

Trying to understand your issue. Is it that you have 2 black tanks and one drains while the other doesn't? What's a "one way shower valve"? How long have you had this Rv and did it work before? If the 2 connections in the wet bay are unmarked, how do you know they are for the black tanks? And if you have 2 blacks into one outlet, then how do you have 2 black tank outlets in the wet bay? Sorry for all the questions but I am really confused about the issue you are having.
way2roll 11/23/20 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

To the OP, the moral of the story is, generally speaking a 3/4 will handle the FW you are planning to buy without issue. But you need to do your due diligence with any truck you are looking at to ensure the numbers work. As you can see varying packages on the same brand truck, even in the same year can have impacts on the capacities. So do your homework. The point a lot of us make is that, there isn't much difference in a 3/4 to a 1T in terms of size and price - with the exception of increased payload. So you get more bang for your buck. So, for some of us, it just made sense to get the 1T. As pointed out there are exceptions. That logic may not work for you. But, if there is any chance you will want a larger FW in the future, you may find you painted yourself in a corner with your truck and have to go truck shopping again.
way2roll 11/23/20 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

Not sure I understand when you say the style and price point is the same. Typically entry level units on lighter chassis have the 19.5's. As you get a little bigger and a little higher up the food chain you'll see 22.5. Technically/functionally they provide greater capacity. As a bonus they seem to have better road manners than the 19.5's.
way2roll 11/23/20 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washer and dryer suggestions

I am shopping for W/D as well. Based on some advice here I am looking at "apartment" units. They sell in HD and Lowes, and some run on 110 or 220 so there are options. They are much cheaper than a set of RV specific W/D. Like 1/3 the cost.
way2roll 11/21/20 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

We went with a 1T over 3/4 for the reasons stated above. When comparing the price of a F250 to a F350T (no real difference), the fact that maneuverability is a wash they are the same, not being near the limit on payload, it just seemed like a no brainer. It made me question why the F250 exists. If the price is almost the same, The entire truck is the same with the exception of increased payload, why wouldn't you buy a 1T? I only know the Ford so I can't say if Chevy and Dodge have the same comparisons. As far as engine, I looked at the new Godzilla in the Fords. Respectable numbers for sure. Mileage is a killer. I went with the reliable 6.7 turbo diesel and I couldn't be happier. Married to the 10 spd tranny I am getting 21 mpg + on the highway (16-18 towing our FW). I think the gas engine gets about half that. Understanding you pay quite a bit more for the diesel, but in my experience they hold their value longer and just last longer - but it's all relative. But the Godzilla isn't a bad choice by any means. It's a terrific engine.
way2roll 11/20/20 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Disconnect... What does it disconnect??

I had a previous Class A that when plugged into shore power it would "bypass" my disconnect. In other words, with the disconnect on and not plugged in, nothing would work - as expected. But when I plugged in, everything worked, including all 12V. Not sure if that is the same as what you are explaining but it may help in some way.
way2roll 11/19/20 09:57am General RVing Issues
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