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General Discussion / Re: Handicap campers
« Last post by ChasA on Today at 10:13:36 AM »
Newmar has been producing a class A with a wheelchair lift and roll-in showers for some time. Winnebago recently came out with an hadicapped RV.
The Shade Tree / Re: What does stall mean on a switch
« Last post by lynnmor on Today at 10:10:55 AM »
I think that you can use the word "detent" instead of "stall." 

Correct on the 360.
Trailers & Fifthwheels / Re: Battery Connection Mishap
« Last post by Gatoruss on Today at 10:04:50 AM »
I searched as far back on the positive wire as I could, but could not find any fuse or fuse like object.

The only fuse is a 30A inline fuse shown in the photo below.  The fuse checks out both visually and with a meter.  I think that the fuse holder is okay as it appears to have continuity, but maybe I should replace it?
Trailers & Fifthwheels / Re: Towing with the new truck
« Last post by lynnmor on Today at 10:04:39 AM »
Well, sorta.  Airbags are adjustable.  And mine had the wireless air compressor, which made adjusting on the fly a dream.  And the spring, being permanent, and from the factory, also gave me just a bit extra payload.  In addition to making the whole thing perfect when towing.  But I understand what you're saying.

Was just trying to keep it short.  I have air bags with wireless controller on an F250 because of excessive sag with the trailer connected. 
RVing with pets / Re: Wireless dog containment
« Last post by ChasA on Today at 10:03:00 AM »
Yeah, dogs are to be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Most people are using those retractable 25 to 30 foot long leashes. Rules are for other people.
Tech Talk / Re: Best approach for more LP into our RV...?
« Last post by WILDEBILL308 on Today at 09:53:06 AM »
"Don't think I want an Extend A Stay or similar.  Or do I ?  Our 500 gallon tank is never used because it runs only to the swimming pool heater."
Well that is exactly what you have except with a 500 gal tank not a 40# tank as a source.
" Stage 1 drops the tank pressure down to ~10 PSI for the long run, and stage 2 drops it to the RV's ~0.4 PSI (11" WC) service pressure. The connection from stage 2 to the RV would be made after the existing regulator. A simple 'T' with a ball valve and a quick disconnect on the RV side would work well."
This is good advise. You need to be able to shut off flow from your RV tank so you can use it for a reserve. Just be shure you don't have 2 low preshure regulators on the same line. This will lower the flow to where your stove and furnace won't work.
Adding a big propane tank is very common where people live in their RV in the winter time.
General Discussion / Handicap campers
« Last post by itsb on Today at 09:50:29 AM »
morning, we have been campers all our lives, (62 yr old) we have been taking care of my inlaws for a few years, MIL passed 3 years ago, we go camping when we can, but its getting harder as time passes, he can barely walk with a walker, (300 lb) so a wheel chair is a must, I have been beating my head trying to figure a way for access, so we can keep going (camping is one of the few things we can do to get away) I have though about toy hauler, but very few have a side door, back door,as you know won't work at most campsites, a lift might work but $$$ a ramp would not work very well either because of room. what you say?
Winnebago-specific issues / Re: Low H2O Flow
« Last post by Alfa38User on Today at 09:50:12 AM »
Your symptoms seem to suggest a screen in the faucets themselves since both hot and cold are affected. Check each one, they could be blocked up or corroded.

I had one this winter. It was brand new unit installed last season and ran fine at that time.  This Fall it was running very slow. As a last resort before pulling it out, I checked the screen and found it plugged with a bit of clear plastic film which may have come from the packaging when I replaced it.
General Discussion / Re: Ignoring the rules?
« Last post by Frank B on Today at 09:40:07 AM »
My experience is that rules are not enforced unless someone complains. If there is a complaint, then the rules allow the staff to enforce them. However, few want to complain, as then THEY are seen as the bad guy.
Destinations, RV Parks, Routes / Re: RV trip from Florida to Yellowstone
« Last post by coxid on Today at 09:29:00 AM »
Some general information about YNP (some general items apply to GTNP also)

YNP is BIG!, about 45 miles E/W and about 65 miles N/S (2.2 mil. Acres total). The “figure 8 grand loop” road inside the park is about 140 miles around. The lower loop is 96 miles and the upper loop is 70 miles around and yes, it is bigger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

Whatever time that you think you will need to see YNP you better double it, or to say it another way is that you will see one half as much as you planned on in the allotted time. The Bison think that they own the road (they do!) and will slow down the traffic to walking speed or stop all traffic for 1/4 mile or more blocking both directions of travel, the thermal attractions also tie up traffic and with a 5 month long summer tourist season that coincides with a 5 month long road construction season and a 45 MPH radar controlled speed limit it will take about a full day to see each loop and then you will only see the main attractions. In addition to the occasional construction delays they will also sometimes close whole sections of road (for uninterrupted night construction) between 10 PM and 8 AM in the morning, if you are running late and get caught at night in the wrong area it CAN be a LONG way around to your CG! (The entrance stations will have current construction information or go on line to check it out)

Then there is the elevation- YNP ranges from a low at Mammoth- 6239 ft to 7784 ft at Fishing Bridge or higher if you go hiking and there are passes on the grand loop road that are close to 8000 ft or so! Drink plenty of liquids and pace yourself when walking.

I recommend that you get up EARLY, leave the CG and be back by 4 or 6 PM have dinner and be sitting in your recliner drinking a cool one when your neighbor drags himself back to the CG at 8-10 PM. Remember that from mid May to mid July in YNP the sun doesn't set until about 9:30- 9:45 PM then there is a long twilight.

Cell Phone Service- Only at the major visitor centers, otherwise non-existent!

Clothing- Especially in the early or late season it is not unusual to have a 30 or even the occasional 40 degree temperature change throughout the day. Dress with easily shed layers of clothing. Also dress in bright easily seen clothing. I am sure that we all have been to a sporting event, parade or Disney World etc. and we blink our eyes and our partner/child has disappeared. My DIL was born and raised in HI, you guessed it, every Xmas, b-day or Father's Day I receive a Hawaiian shirt. One of them is  shiny black with 4-5 inch dia. bright flowers. Not many of them in Wyoming and in YSNP, that is what I wear. If your partner has on a Violet blouse and a Orange scarf with a Pink hat I guarantee that she will be the only one within the boundaries of either NP. It can save you a few anxious moments.

Water- Now I will have to contradict myself, at the altitude of YNP yes, drink lots of water!     HOWEVER, be aware that the flush toilet restrooms are are in the major tourist areas- Mammoth, Canyon, Fishing Bridge, Lake Hotel, Bridge Bay, Grant Village, Old Faithful, Madison Junction etc. The geyser basins and other thermal attractions areas only have pit toilets. I have seen the pit toilet line at the lower Geyser Basin (2 R/Rs) 25 or more feet long (bless the tour buses) So be smart about drinking your water and use the major tourist area R/Rs before leaving the area! I.e. “Never pass up a flush toilet!”

Sun- At YSNP altitude the Sun is intense (uv)have and apply sunscreen, wear that old floppy wide brim sun hat, wear Sunglasses!

If your luck is like mine Old Faithful will have just erupted when you get there and you will have up to a hour and 10 to 15 minutes wait for the next one. Tour tour the O/F Geyser basin while waiting. O/F INN is a must see, reportedly the largest LOG building in the U.S. (Meals in the O/F Inn dinning room are “A OK” also.

We have lived about 110 miles from West Yellowstone, MT since 1964, go to YSNP 3-4 times a summer (normally before Memorial Day and after Labor Day) and haven't seen it all yet! So don’t be discouraged that you didn’t have the time to see all of it. Just plan on coming back another time!

I honestly don’t mean to scare or discourage you but to give you a heads up as to what to expect! After all there was 4.1 million visitors in 2015! As far as I know we didn’t lose one of them. Except those who by their own stupidity step off the board walks into BOILING HOT water and ignoring the warnings about the WILD ANIMALS! That is called purifying the gene pool!

Note I have seen on this blog and others about folks “day tripping” from YSNP to GTNP, it is done all the time (myself included) however remember this is BIG country and with the speed limits, animals and thermal attractions you will be doing a LOT of driving. From Grant Village Visitor Center (extreme S/E corner of the lower loop road) to Jackson, WY is about 80 miles with Coulter Bay being about 1/2 way then from Grant Village you have to add the distance to your CG it will be a Long days trip!

A point of CoulterBay (GTNP) clarification- there are two (2) CG’s at Coulter Bay, One the “Coulter Bay RV Park” a full service “RV Park” with FHU’S that takes reservations. The other is the “Coulter Bay Campground “ has no hookups and doesn’t take reservations. Both have about 300 sites and are basically across the road from each other.

When in the Jackson area I highly recommend seeing the Bar J Chuckwagon dinner show! If you go, MAKE RESERVATIONS and BE THERE EARLY TO PICK UP YOUR MEAL TICKETS/ TABLE SEATING ASSIGNMENTS! They seat you by when you show up to get your tickets NOT by your reservation number. Tim, their fiddle player has won the "Idaho state old time fiddle contest 7 times and the US open fiddle championship twice".  If you decide to go you will sit at picnic type of bench seats/table, they get pretty hard, I recommend that you take along a blanket/pads to sit on. We day trip it there 2-4 times every summer just to see them! Disclaimer- We have no financial or other interest in the Bar J only that it will be the best $$ value for your money for your trip! Check out their website. 


Also in Jackson check out the “COWBOY” bar, the bar stools are saddles and the # of Silver Dollars in the bar. The Wort Hotel Bar (just around the corner from the Cowboy Bar) also has Silver Dollars imbedded in the Bar
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