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RE: Coffee Survey

I am lucky enough to have 4 local coffee shops within 5 miles and I make a point to visit at least one of them once a week. I am so jealous!!! 3 of them literally just opened 2 months ago. The one is my favorite. they really brighten your day and not in a fake way either. They remember your name, what you like, talk to you. Etc. If I am feeling grumbly I go there, I always come away happier. Nevermind the fantastic coffee, and I can be snobbish about it, the experience and service is so homey. Anyway, if ever in this neck of the woods, I can point you to it.
way2roll 05/18/21 05:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Survey

And there is always the thought of supporting your local coffee shop. Not a chain, mind you, but actual local shops. I am lucky enough to have 4 local coffee shops within 5 miles and I make a point to visit at least one of them once a week. it's a pleasant experience. Local shops are always so friendly and thankful for the support. And make some really good coffee.
way2roll 05/18/21 02:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

the question of why you need all that torque has come up a few times. You're using all that torque when pulling a much heavier chassis and greater cargo. A chassis that rides better. Not sure why this is a debate. I've heard the new F53 is much improved and the new engine is better. Long time coming. But comparing a DP to a gasser is still oranges and basketballs in terms of power production, efficiency, CCC, ride and handling. And I am not sure what gasser costs $225k. The highest end gas Newmar has an MSRP of $178k. Subtract 25% to get a real price. Maybe I am missing some new high end brand, but I have never seen a gasser sell for $225k. But at the high end I am sure you are in the 37 foot range with higher end fixtures, furniture, washer, dryer, larger tanks, etc and all that equates to weight. Weight which chews up CCC. I've seen high end gassers with 10k hitches that don't have enough capacity to tow anything. gassers are great and fit a certain market and kudos to Ford for upgrading them.
way2roll 05/18/21 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

The same can be said with tow vehicles, the new gas engines do a great job, and have really closed the gap with diesels. The new for 7.3 is rated for up to a 20k lbs 5th wheel. That now makes most 5th wheels towable with the gasser. Not saying the diesel doesn't have more power, but in most cases the gasser will get it done, and for about $10k less. Even if power were the same, efficiency is much different. I went with the 6.7 Diesel over the gas primarily due to fuel economy. The cost in the truck was not vastly different but the mileage sure was.
way2roll 05/18/21 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

If money were no object I'd be driving a DP. I've had Gas MH's and I have had gas trucks. New truck is a diesel and there is a reason. Lots of reasons actually. Yes they cost more and that is part of the point I concede. But Diesels cost more for lots of reasons and those reasons are justifiable.
way2roll 05/18/21 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

When we had our MH I put velcro on the sides of the window frames and the opposing piece on the bottom of the shade. Whatever position I put the shades in, that's where they stayed. Otherwise they would rattle and move. In the FW I put them up while travelling. Figure less banging and scratching that way.
way2roll 05/18/21 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Coffee Survey

Organic coffee company is my new favorite. It's fair trade, eco friendly coffee and the entire packaging, including the pod top, is corn plastic and totally compostable. Tastes fantastic. I hated using single use pods that fill the landfills so was thrilled to find an eco friendly alternative to grinding beans daily. I order from Amazon if I can't find it at the local co-op. link
way2roll 05/17/21 02:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Retirement

The doom and gloom of SS running out is hype. If they stopped SS it would be a financial apocalypse. There is such a large percentage of consumers on SS that it would be a total economic collapse if that revenue stream just stopped. As far as retiring or waiting, any financial guru will tell you to wait, the benefit is larger. But I have seen a lot of people struggle physically to make it much beyond 62 to make waiting worthwhile. I figure, I've worked my entire life and will retire as soon as I am able. If you can afford it, why keep working? Unless you love your job that much.
way2roll 05/17/21 06:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Inflatable Kayaks

We have 2 of them, one 2 man sea eagle and one single Intek. As others stated they are good for what they are. Decent quality and pretty tough material. If you aren't a serious Kayaker and just want to get out on the water, they are fine. The obvious advantage to inflatable kayaks and Rv'ing is storing and transporting them. You have to be pretty creative to bring your standard stiff kayak in an RV. Inflatables are more stable than a rigid kayak so getting in and out of them is easier. They don't track as well but it's not horrible. I plan on picking up a propeller drill attachment. It's cheating but hey, I am no Olympic Kayaker.
way2roll 05/17/21 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River 2021 Coachmen Encore - Cruise Control

Newbie hit and run post. He has left the building.
way2roll 05/16/21 10:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No City Water Pressure

Ok, you said DE winterizing. Dumb question but did you turn all the bypass valves back correctly?
way2roll 05/05/21 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Forest River 2021 Coachmen Encore - Cruise Control

Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your trouble but I doubt you can leverage any lemon law for cruise control. I think you could use lemon laws if your state doesn't exclude RV's: Because California's Lemon Law also covers defects that substantially impair the use of your car, in addition to those that impact the vehicle's safety or value, the cruise-control function of your car can make your car a lemon, too. If one of the big reasons why you chose the car you did was to use its cruise-control features, and then those features are defective, then your use of your car could be substantially impaired. This would especially be the case if you bought the car specifically to use the cruise-control on long trips that you take on a regular basis. I use cruise control extensively on long trips (I usually find a truck going my speed about 1/4 mile ahead, and set the cruise control to match his speed) and would definitely say that my use of the vehicle is "substantially impaired" if it's not working. I guess we will disagree. The vehicle is not impaired if cruise goes out. Cruise control is an option and your vehicle can fully operate without it and it's independent of any of the safety features. Brakes go out, that's one thing, cruise control goes out and nothing really happens with the exception of having to regulate speed the old fashioned way. It's a convenience, like air conditioning. It needs fixed for sure and no way I would let up on Ford til it was.
way2roll 05/04/21 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

Seems like this topic comes up monthly. Several schools of thought. I wouldn't do it. Sure the ATS should protect everything but for the 15 seconds it takes to unplug and start the genset, why wouldn't you unplug to mitigate the risk - even if it's a low risk? IF the ATS should fail it's a VERY expensive mistake. There is also differing opinions on having to exercise your genset at all. I do. Most do, but some don't and never have issues. It's also not cut and dry which gets priority, gen or shore power. This can depend on the rig, year, a bunch of factors. In Short, yes you can. The questions; should you and will it have any benefit? The easiest solution is to unplug before starting the gen and all those questions/concerns become moot.
way2roll 05/04/21 06:04am Tech Issues
RE: For sale ads?

Guys would you mind sharing some of these "plenty of places"? Yes, there are sites to sell RVs, but I have not found a good place to buy and sell RV accessories like blue totes, leveling blocks, 30A extension cords, trailer hitches, tow mirrors, etc etc. There is a classified section on, but it gets like 3 views per year. CRaigslist and Ebay are places to find used RV parts and accessories.
way2roll 05/04/21 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest River 2021 Coachmen Encore - Cruise Control

Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your trouble but I doubt you can leverage any lemon law for cruise control. How is this inhibiting you from using your rig? I agree, it needs to be fixed and definitely stay on top of that from a warranty perspective, but in the interim, you can't use it? This sounds like a Ford issue. What is Ford saying about it specifically? If it is the tone ring, it's like a $10 part. Whenever this stuff happens it's usually a matter of being the squeaky wheel (pardon the pun) and staying on top of Ford until it's fixed.
way2roll 05/04/21 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing cigarette/cigar smoke residue, ozone machine?

Ozone does work and it's used by professionals all the time, but do some research on how to use it properly. Ozone works by adding an extra oxygen atom to O2 making it O3 and thus very unstable. You have to remove the 3 P's (people, plants, and pets) because you can't breathe O3 and it can cause lung irritation or damage. Once the ozone is produced it reacts with a pollutant, bacteria, virus, or mold, and breaks it down into less complex (and typically less harmful) molecules through a process called oxidation. Ozone that has not reacted with other molecules will decompose into oxygen over time. Fortunately the half life of O3 is very short. Fully vented an RV would be safe to enter about 15-30 minutes after the machine is off.
way2roll 05/03/21 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Inconsiderate People

Before we moved into our current neighborhood we had several acres on top of a mountain. Nearest neighbor was about a half a mile away. It was nice and peaceful but a pain when going into town. Now we live in a neighborhood, and despite being a gated community with large lots, many/most folks still think it's ok to let their dogs poop in your yard, have late night parties with so many cars it almost chokes off the road, spray weed killer in your grass, etc.. Some neighbors think it's ok to start mowing at 7am on a Sunday. I was camping last weekend and my next door neighbor thought it was perfectly acceptable to to start slamming bin doors, starting his engine and all kinds of ruckus at 6:30 am. In short, most people simply do not care about anyone else but themselves. I think we have become a country of "it's all about me" and actually get confrontational and defensive when approached about it. I think it's actually become a fad to see just how disrespectful and careless of others you can be. Maybe I notice it more because I am constantly obvious about how my actions affect others. But folks either are completely oblivious and go through life with blinders or simply do not care about anyone else. " I have every right to do what I am doing and try and stop me" has become the latest trend. What they fail to see, and further refuse to see is that their "right" to be inconsiderate infringes on your rights. But I have seen more of it in the past few years where people are disrespectful on purpose and then want to get confrontational about it. I liked it better when people cared about one another and even if you didn't like them, you acted with respect and decorum. That doesn't really exist anymore. Side-note but related. I used to study a lot about cultures and Empires, and throughout history when cultures thrived, people worked symbiotically, leaders cared and operated for the masses. Once things started to happen - like we are seeing now where people start caring only about themselves, every man for himself, leaders care more about power and gold than ethics and morals, the system starts to collapse from within. I don't want to get all doom and gloom, but it's happening right under our noses. Some people are perpetuating it on purpose. Countless Empires have risen and fallen and history continues to repeat itself.
way2roll 05/02/21 07:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Mobile Router that will auto connect to Wi FI- RESOLVED

I must be missing something. Hotspots are routers and any device I connect to it will always auto connect to my hotspot. And as long as it has a signal, it auto connects and subsequently so do all my devices to it. Hotspots and local wifi are completely independent of one another. If I go to a CG and want to use their wifi, and it has a password, I have to put that in. I think it takes me about 30 seconds. But if I revisit the same source all my devices remember it. But why bother if you have a hot spot? Sorry if I am daft, but I am just not understanding the actual problem.
way2roll 05/02/21 07:21am Technology Corner
RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

I think I am just going to save my money and carry a small tank like I always have just for the grill and firepit. Makes me wonder though, since most of the grills out there require high pressure, why would manufacturers opt to put the quick connect after the regulator? Then you are either forced to buy a low pressure grill or spend a bunch of money to make it work with standard ones. Is it a liability to have a high pressure quick disconnect?
way2roll 05/01/21 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

I found a connector for my Blackstone grill on Amazon, with quick disconnect hose. Works great. I would chack if they have one for yours, if not amazon the google. I looked, I found, this clicky If I understand correctly (and that's giving more credit here than we should) I can take the current hose with regulator off the grill and/or fire pit, and attach this hose instead. Keeping the old hose of course and swap back if connecting directly to a small tank. Do I have that right?
way2roll 04/28/21 09:51am General RVing Issues
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