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RE: RV GPS

No, there's no bridge there. Mine does this all the time..including getting me off a freeway too early so I have to drive through busy surface streets. It's a real joy in town. https://photos.imageevent.com/2oldman/rvnetlinks/websize/gps.jpg height=300 I'm curious if you have a setting selected improperly. Maybe that is why it is doing what it is.
Ryanjb01 12/01/18 02:18pm Technology Corner
RE: RV GPS

I don't leave much for a machine to do for me. While I do use GPS, I back it up with a scan of the trucker's map. What is the "truckers map"?
Ryanjb01 12/01/18 04:46am Technology Corner
RE: RV GPS

I do not trust any 1 GPS, but I was hoping that the Garmin 770 RV would at least maybe give me a little more warning if I am approaching a "low bridge". Another question I have is: When using the Garmin 770 RV, if you just have the unit on, and do NOT have a destination programmed, but have your RV height set, will the GPS notify you of a low bridge? Or does it have to be programmed for a specific route before it will identify low bridges?If that makes sense. Ryan
Ryanjb01 11/30/18 06:24pm Technology Corner
RV GPS

Hello everyone, I am looking to get a GPS that I can program for trailer Weight, Height, Length etc. I was thinking about getting the "Garmin RV 770 NA LMT-S RV". But would like to hear your thoughts. Specifically about this one or similar units you have used. What did you like about it(them) or dislike? Why? Thanks for the input Ryan
Ryanjb01 11/30/18 06:01pm Technology Corner
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

I agree that if you're planning to do Zion and Bryce from one base then stay at Bryce (Ruby's RV) and day trip to Zion. Bryce will be cooler and then you can sitesee up Hwy 12 - beautiful drive!! Otherwise, your trip sounds perfect as long as you're comfortable with the miles, distance and heat. You're giving the girls a great memory!! This is great information that I have not thought of. Perfect. I am updating the itinerary right now. Many thanks!
Ryanjb01 10/23/18 04:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

Our dog, Labrador Retriever, Savannah, goes with us everywhere. She will be on the trip and stay comfortably cool in the RV as we are exploring. I only brought up that we had a pet, because I know some parks are not pet friendly. Just be aware, California, Nevada and Arizona have hot car laws. These law essentially provides legal protections for someone who bust out windows or forces open doors to rescue an animal from a dangerous heat situation. There are requirements that must be met in the law from something as simple as calling law enforcement first before busting out the windows up to time requirements for air conditioning to be off before smashing into someones RV. The odds of it happening are very slim (much more common in urban area retail parking lots) especially while in an RV park, but out in the public all sorts of things can happen. Just be aware on hot days so as not to give someone a reason to play Doggie Rescuer for a cheering crowd and the TV camera. It is a sad day when we actually have to have a conversation about this. However, Savannah stays in the trailer, comfy in the AC.
Ryanjb01 10/23/18 04:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

IMHO, I would skip southern calif. Because of congeston and traffic. Nightmare for RVers?????? I will tell you, this stop is the one that I thought about dropping myself. Pressed for time, and I thought I may like Northern California better. But wasnt sure!
Ryanjb01 10/23/18 04:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

There is a lot to take in here! I spent the better part of the day Sunday working on our trip plans. I will share it below. But to help clarify our intentions, this trip is doing many things for our family. First, I love this country and everything it has to offer. I want my daughters to know and to see it the same way that I do. The second is to force us to set time aside and be a family. As you all know, life goes by in the blink of an eye. Our dog, Labrador Retriever, Savannah, goes with us everywhere. She will be on the trip and stay comfortably cool in the RV as we are exploring. I only brought up that we had a pet, because I know some parks are not pet friendly. As far as the heat. It is what it is. We will plan accordingly, and drinks lots of beverages!! Take a look at our trip. Input, information would be great. Let me know what you think. Im open to suggestions. If I missed something that should not be missed, please let me know. 1. Leave Home 2. Whispering Hills RV Park, Lexington, Kentucky(overnight) 3. Catherines Landing, Hot Springs, Arkansas(2-3 Days New State for us) 4. Roadrunner RV Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma(1-2 Days, New State for us) 5. Goulding's Lodge, Monument Valley, Utah(2-3 Days, New state for us) 6. Trailer Village RV Park, Grand Canyon, Arizona(4-5 Days, New State for us) 7. Zion River Resort, Zion NP, Utah(4-5 Days, New State for us, also plan to see Bryce Canyon from this location) 8. Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada(3-4 Days, New State for us, also plan to see Hoover Dam from this location) 9. San Diego Metro KOA, San Diego, California(2-3 Days, New State For us) 10. Carlsbad KOA, Carlsbad, New Mexico(2-3 Days, New State For us) 11. Travelers World RV Resort, San Antonio, Texas(2-3 Days, New State for us, plan to see the Alamo, and Riverstreet San Antonio) 12. French Quarter RV Resort, New Orleans, Louisiana(2-3 Days) 13. Whispering Hills RV Park, Lexington, Kentucky(overnight) Here is a google map link. Not sure what it will allow you to see. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1F7a_Qs12VwS8ddUFIvJEw0C6SosIQr7c&hl=en&ll=31.728647140714507%2C-114.84360968750002&z=5 Thanks again for the input, look forward to hear from all of you. Ryan
Ryanjb01 10/22/18 06:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

Great Adventure trip! Some general considerations: Generally plan your trips based on the weather of each region you want to visit i.e. South West states in the summer months are hot as hell and doable if you tolerate heat well. I only go to Arizona in the winters. I only go to the state of Maine and states near by in the summer/spring. Check various states to visit based on time of year they have hurricanes and tornados. Be aware the finding RV RV parks on the west coast, Calif. ,Oregon and Washington State are difficult to get and almost all need about reservations 6 months or more. IMHO, Making reservations for RV trips is my choice. You have everything to win and nothing to lose! Reservations do not restrict your freedom to changes your plans. Just call and cancel. Generaly I use the Good Sam RV Parks application to help me locate RV Parks that can meet my RV needs. RVer's on the RV. Net forum will also give you good suggestions. Great advice. Unfortunately, we are only able to travel in the summer months. We will make due with the heat. Thanks,
Ryanjb01 10/21/18 03:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

In the wide open landscape of the Southwest (excluding southern CA), sunrise and sunset are the most beautiful, magical times due to the lighting on the rocky outcroppings, canyon walls, etc. For this reason I recommend staying inside or as close as possible to the Parks. Check out Trailer Village inside Grand Canyon NP, Ruby's just outside Bryce, Goulding's just across the highway from Monument Valley...to get you started. Also check www.rvparkreviews.com Expect CA coast campgrounds to be quite expensive. Make reservations! These Parks and other areas in the Southwest are very busy in the summer! There are soooo many other sights to add to your list. Have a look at grandcircle.org. Be sure to know the pet rules at the Nat'l Parks...like dogs not allowed on trails. Do you have an America The Beautiful Pass? No, we do not have an America the Beautiful Pass? What is that? Thanks for the information.
Ryanjb01 10/21/18 02:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

When we went to the Grand Canyon,we stayed at Circle Pines KOA near Williams. Full hookups ,an indoor pool and hot tubs. Can't make any other reccomendations because we usually prefer campgrounds that are scenic with private sites.The ones we like to stay at are either no hookups or just electric. Thanks, I will check it out. We only stay at FHU campgrounds now. Limiting I know . . . .
Ryanjb01 10/21/18 01:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

WARM Pacific waters are not to be found in San Diego or anywhere in CA :) You can swim in the ocean but a summer wet suit is recommended even in Aug. As far as full hook-up coast campgrounds go I would look at https://missionbayrvresort.com/ Warm Pacific waters as compared to Northern Atlantic waters!!! Hopefully anyway. Thanks for the info. I will check it out. If you are going to Roswell, NM (http://www.redbarnrvparkroswellnm.com/) you might as well drop down to Carlsbad Caverns and hit White Sands Nat. Monument as you pass by. Great info and ideas. I hope you are planning a spring trip to avoid the 100+ temps you will find around Roswell in summer. Unfortunately, summer is the only time we can travel at this point in our lives. We will just have to deal with the heat!!
Ryanjb01 10/21/18 01:47pm Roads and Routes
2019 Trip to the Southwest - Help/Guidance please

Hello Everyone, On our quest to hit all 50 states within the next 3 years, the Southwest is next on our agenda. More specifically, Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico. The planned locations so far include: The Grand Canyon Bryce and Zion Las Vegas Monument Valley San Diego(Warm Pacific Waters). Or another location/town near the Pacific Ocean. Roswell NM To start, I am looking for campground recommendations for the above mentioned locations. Full Hook-Up sites are a must and family/pet friendly. Eventually Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana will be added to the route. Also like to know how many days are recommended to see each location. Our total trip, including start to finish is 5 full weeks. Many of our stops will simply be for an overnight stay, back on the road in the morning. We are Coast to Coast Deluxe members, KOA, Good Sam and AAA. Thanks for the help, Ryan
Ryanjb01 10/21/18 12:32pm Roads and Routes
Technical question for a 5th wheel hitch

Hello everyone, Looking for input and advice here: Current set up: 2018 GMC with factory inbed puck system Pullrite 20k(non-slider) hitch with the adaptor bracket to utilize the factory puck system Trail Air pin-box on the trailer My over height of the trailer is 13'5.5" The hitch is adjusted as low as it can go and the pin box is adjusted as high as it can go. I have nowhere else to adjust to lower my overall height. I am curious to those of you that have used, or are currently using the factory puck system for your 5th wheel. I am looking for a hitch that does not require the adaptor bracket(this will lower the trailer about 3"). What do you use and how do you like it? I really like my Pullrite hitch, but the recent addition of the trail air pin box has increased the overall height of my trailer. It is noticeably "nose-up" with the current set up. Thanks for the information, Ryan
Ryanjb01 10/08/18 04:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3rd AC install

Finally got it done. I ran an additional cord to the power pedestal, per the recommendations here. I ran power out to a 30A secondary receptacle to the exterior body of the trailer. I now have 2 receptacles for power. My factory 50A, and a secondary 30A dedicated for the 3rd AC. If I am planning to use the 3rd AC, I simply run the secondary power cord. Works like a charm, and looks factory. Thanks for the advice here. I appreciate the guidance. Ryan
Ryanjb01 10/08/18 03:48pm Fifth-Wheels
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