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RE: Strange advice

agesilus, you can get your rig weighed at most any truck stop with scales anywhere across the USA. The Escapees weigh program doesn't even show on the radar! And since you frequent the SKP forum, you know I am a member. It's still weird advice to completely ignore the bad reputation of the marathons and the fact that the fellow was exceeding the rated speed.
agesilaus 11/29/20 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

One thing to know about Banff, bring lots of money...heh. But I get the impression that the exchange rate is much better than when we were up there. Yeah it's 1.30 Canadian to the dollar, but that may change when the open the border
agesilaus 11/29/20 11:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

We camped at Banff in the big state cg: Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground. Is the Icefields cg open again they were closed for renovations.
agesilaus 11/29/20 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Strange advice

Goodyear Marathon trailer tires are widely used in a variety of towable trailer applications and are designed and branded as “ST” (Special Trailer) tires. Goodyear Marathon Special Trailer tires, with the “ST” size designation, are speed rated at 65 MPH (105 km/h) under normal inflation and load conditions.
agesilaus 11/28/20 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Age has been the biggest factor for my ST tires. How long ago did GY stop selling those Marathons? It seems like several years if not more. Well a check on that shows that they are still making and selling the Marathons. I thought they moved to Endurance or some such tires. I dumped mine for LT tires like you did.
agesilaus 11/28/20 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Very great advise! Then compare with the rig's weight chart that should be in the rig.Don't go by online spec sheets as they are for selling information. Right what about the known bad tires: Marathons and driving at 70mph on ST tires.
agesilaus 11/28/20 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lowes has a great price on 20V Dewalt 1/2 drill

I bought some cheapie batteries for my Dewalts on eBay and they have been working just fine for several years. I learned my lesson on OEM battery brands from owing Canon DSLRs. The Amazon no name batteries work fine as long as they have good reviews.
agesilaus 11/28/20 12:39pm General RVing Issues
Strange advice

I finally got around to looking at the latest Escapee magazine. They have a help columnist in it and he was asked this question(paraphrased): "We have a giant fiver with four slideouts. We drive six hours a day at 70 mph on the Interstates on GY Marathon tires. We had two blowouts in one day! What is our problem??" Now looking at this I see two glaring issues myself but the help guy saw another third issue: get your fiver weighed. Now I admit that is general good advice but the fact that the Escapees seem to run a weighing operation may have crept into his thoughts. What do you guys think, good advice or not.
agesilaus 11/28/20 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lowes has a great price on 20V Dewalt 1/2 drill

I already have 3 or 4 batteries including some of the large ones. I'll use these as backups when the others flatline.
agesilaus 11/27/20 05:12pm General RVing Issues
Lowes has a great price on 20V Dewalt 1/2 drill

20V Dewalt 1/2in drill motor, 2 20V batteries, the charger, and a bag for $99 which is much cheaper than Amazon. I think they are selling the bare drill motor for $109. My old one went belly up after 4 years of frequent use. I use it to crank the stab jacks up and down for one thing. The battery charge lasts a long time. I'd guess this sale lasts until they sell them all and they had a big stack of them. But on the other hand I saw five or six guys walking around the store with that box in their hands.
agesilaus 11/27/20 01:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue DEF

As noted DEF is DEF is DEF. It is all the same, save yourself some money and buy the $7 stuff from Walmart.
agesilaus 11/27/20 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Long Road trip

NO!
agesilaus 11/25/20 03:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

Good solar article. As many do now our class c came pre-wired for solar. Aside from a plug on the roof, I’m not sure what else I would need to complete a solar install. You need to investigate much more, you'll need a controller. Those come in two different types. And an inverter if you plan to run 120V appliances off your solar charged batteries. You will need to learn how to wire your solar panels together, what wire to use, what connectors you'll need, how to mount the panels and how to get the wire down from the roof. There are many websites and YT videos on this plus lots of books if you prefer those. As for the gps, I am just about sold on the Garmin 890 RV which is darned pricey but worth it in aggravation reduction. The earlier gen isn't that much cheaper, $420 vs $500 so may as well get the newer model.
agesilaus 11/23/20 07:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

Look at this: How big a solar system? I have 400W, four panels, and two banks of six volt golf cart GC2 batteries.
agesilaus 11/23/20 09:29am Technology Corner
RE: Convert Basement Door to side Hinge

I am looking for feed back from my fellow Roadmasters. 1- Is this even possible? Why Not? 2- What kind of Hinge should I get? Either look at the hinges already there and go to your local big box hardware store (Lowes etc) or remove the old ones and use them on the side. I would use a thin metal backer plate on the back side of the door and thru bolt the side hinge. I would place the side hinges on the front edge of the door so the wind would blow the door shut in case someone forgets to latch it. 3- If i want to try it, maybe first doing it on a used door might be smart, is there a good place to go it used RV parts? RV Junk yard ANY HELP Would be great.. Thanks
agesilaus 11/23/20 09:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

RVTW campgrounds come from their link to Campground reviews and so are current
agesilaus 11/23/20 07:59am Technology Corner
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

All the PC based navigation programs are extinct. MS Streets and trips, Delorme Street Atlas are kaput and while the software, if you have a copy, still runs they are getting more and more out of date. I have them all. Street Atlas does not seem to run very well on modern computers either. It has gotten very slow to update meaning you will be well past a turning point when the software suddenly announces you are OFF ROUTE! I'm about to buy a navigation panel myself altho I've resisted doing so for years. Right now your best choice for planning is RV Trip Wizard RVTW which has a phone app that does real time navigating. Otherwise you are stuck with Google maps and those Navigation panels like Garmin sells. RVTW has many features, it shows just about all RV parks, places like Walmarts or Campingworlds, it routes the trip to avoid low bridges and such and the list goes on and on. RVTW
agesilaus 11/22/20 05:37pm Technology Corner
Amazon drop boxes

I picked up this over on Escapees, when you order from Amazon you can specify a drop box and then put in a zip code. Apparently some stores like Rite Aid and other places act as a drop location for packages. This could be very handy when you are on the road, I know we stayed at private parks for longer than we would have just to have an address to get packages delivered. This would be extra useful when boondocking or camping in a NF or COE cg.
agesilaus 11/21/20 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Recomendation for campground near Memphis.

I have an anti recommendation, avoid the Joy-O unless there is no other choice for an overnight stop.
agesilaus 11/20/20 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Underbay Storage Slideout - need design

Just buy the ready made ones. I have 2 in my Monaco but not cheap. Yeah $1400 for my pass thru was the quote. I can make one for maybe $300 For those thinking about it, I found this video very useful. Anything he uses the table saw on you can do with a hand circular saw or even saber saw and a guide. Wood magazine
agesilaus 11/20/20 11:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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