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RE: Check those prices

Rock Auto is another good source. I use RA for parts but they are slower on delivery, takes 4 or 5 days at the minimum. I have never had Amazon switch parts on me, but yes they sell cheap asian stuff like the $25 filter I mentioned. Caveat Emptor
agesilaus 06/20/21 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Check those prices

Why would the Mods care if you named Advance Auto? People pound CW on here all the time and they own the place. Apparently they don't but I've come across deleted posts where you can just see the title that were seemingly complaining about some vendor
agesilaus 06/20/21 07:17am Tow Vehicles
Check those prices

I went out to buy oil filter, oil and fuel filters for my F350 and got the price of $178 at a national auto parts store who I suspect can not be named here but who has initials of AA. The major markup wos for the motorcraft fuel filters, $120 or so. I knew it could be had for $50 on Amazon so I refused to buy it. Actually you can get one for $25 on Amazon if you trust your engine to a chinese no name, which I do not. Ordered and had by noon the next day. So watch those prices. I think this happened once before but I've been buying from Amazon mostly.
agesilaus 06/19/21 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Range Two Way Radio

Look at BaoFeng radios on Amazon
agesilaus 06/19/21 04:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Check in/out timing...

I have never arrived with my reserved site occupied. I have never had the next occupant arrive while I was still at the site. I think this is most likely on a first-come first-served camp, often Federal camps. People will often arrive very early at a park hoping to grab a free site as soon as it is vacated. They are scanning the whole campground not one particular site tho.
agesilaus 06/18/21 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Check in/out timing...

You sound like you manage RV parks..heh. We've run into a couple of parks that had 10AM check out which we thought was a bit unreasonable. And you should be aware that many if not all COE camps have 3PM checkin times and late checkouts, 1 or 2 PM. I cannot say that we've found most camps to be full, a few are but most seem to be half full at most. We camps at a park right on the gulf a few weeks ago and it had 6 or 8 empty places in a very small park. An one on Gulf Shores, a big park, that was maybe 20% full for example.
agesilaus 06/18/21 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold refrigerator trouble

Is the display working on the front of the fridge? Take the outside access panel off and clean the burner
agesilaus 06/17/21 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: 2012 Arctic Fox 990S

Let me break a fact of RV life to you, those panels are mostly worthless. Maybe, only maybe the fresh water tank reading could be right. If you want real readings you have to go to something like the SeeLevel meter system. People try all sorts off cleaning schemes to clean their sensors but if any work, I do not know about it.
agesilaus 06/16/21 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Running the generator all night

Nothing deadlier than CO2. If you must at least use a Gen-turi. You mean CO: carbon monoxide not CO2: Carbon Dioxide with you exhale and is plant food. And there are many things deadlier than CO, HCN, H2S for just a few. He isn't running the generator inside is he?
agesilaus 06/15/21 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our first 8000 miles with a Garmin RV890

something I'm not clear on, is the GPs lifetime free maps? Theoretically tho I've seen others complaining about other models 'lifetime coming' to an end.
agesilaus 06/14/21 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prentice Cooper State Park: Chattanooga, TN

GPS? and what address on GMaps?
agesilaus 06/14/21 01:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Suspension Help Needed

Is the hitch correctly located over the rear axle? What model hitch?
agesilaus 06/13/21 03:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wowee The Insane Rise Of Copper Price

Tarriffs, the smoot-hawley act is void I think. And I doubt we get a lot of plywood from China. The SE is littered with lumber mills cranking out plywood, and so is the Northwest. The lack of workers to fill jobs since they are being paid to stay at home may have something to do with it. As for Copper, I don't know what the issue is. Tho I see that speculators are driving up the price. Maybe we could reopen some copper mines here in the US. Or maybe this: So if wood production is at a 13-year high, why aren’t lumber prices falling faster? Simply put, demand is still through the roof. In April, new housing starts backed off 8% from a 14-year high set in March 2021; however, that level of construction is up 67% from its bottom in April 2020 and up 22% from April 2019. Home construction remains red-hot. Additionally, do-it-yourselfers aren’t slowing down: In April, home improvement sales hit an all-time high—up 31% from pre-pandemic levels. “The backlog is just too strong. There are too many places to put wood,” says Chip Setzer, director of trading and growth for Mickey Group, a commodity trading platform. “I got customers in the Caribbean screaming for more; I got China customers screaming for more. Everybody is under a squeeze.”
agesilaus 06/12/21 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Wowee The Insane Rise Of Copper Price

What about $57 1/4 inch plywood or $7 to $8 2X4's. We aren't allowed to mention the reason for all this.
agesilaus 06/12/21 06:45pm Tech Issues
Our first 8000 miles with a Garmin RV890

OK we're back at home base for a few weeks after our spring loop. We added a Garmin RV890 to our truck and so far this is my opinion of the system: Overall I give it a B+ 1)It has almost never led us astray, or down a goat path even tho we traveled down some very secondary roads. It does have one quirk, once you tell it you are pulling an RV it will send you down routes that it thinks are RV safe for your unit. That's good but if it was a bit easier to switch back to truck only mode it would be nice. Now it requires some menu diving to pull it off. It did once seem to forget where it was going and I had to re-enter the destination. 2) it is mostly non irritating, meaning when you get off the track it wants you to take it does not bombard you with "OFF TRACK" audio. Mostly it adapts the track to your new route but once it kept insisting on it's route. And I have to admit that I came back by it's preferred route and it was faster...heh. 3) It does a fair job, I give it a C, of finding locations you tell it to search for. It's campground database is notably less complete than Campgroundreviews. And if you type in the actual address of the desired CG it sometimes identifies it as a cg. So there is some indexing issues with their database. This is a minor irritation. It is much weaker finding aother spots like Auto Parts stores and so on. 4) It has great depth, you can modify the screen appearances for example. If you are thinking about buying one of these watch this TechRV series on the RV890 5) It can be a boondockers buddy, it include the iOverland app that contains many western boondocking spots. It is weaker in the east of course. I find that the included app is much easier to use than the web based iOverlander site. 6) It contains quite a bit of info on places in its database, phone numbers for example and some mini reviews. It contains the Forsquare app which show some restaurants and other places. All in all I'm quite satisfied with the unit, shop around we got it for $300 off one Amazon vendor, which is a considerable discount off the list price. I have resisted switching to a dedicated nav system, we used the PC based DeLorme and Microsoft software for a long time. Finally using the DeLorme since it was somewhat less out of date. But it was leading us astray once or twice a day, leading to searches for a place to make a U-Turn with a 30 ft trauiler. And it's extremely irritatating "OFF ROUTE!!!" audio blasts finally broke my resistance down. I still use RVTW for route planning and will continue to do so.
agesilaus 06/12/21 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Fl to Mo

There is NOT an Interstate Hiway from Little Rock to Springfield. It is a U.S. Hwy. I didn't say it was the same interstate, but how about I40 to I49 and that north to Springfield?
agesilaus 06/11/21 07:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Posey Lake - Hell's Backbone Road (Utah FR 153)

That's a good two lane road all the way thru the Hell's Backbone Bridge and on to Boulder. We were in Escalante a few weeks ago but did not go that way. We have never been to Posey Lake tho so I'm not sure what the feeder road is like, but generally Utah has good secondary roads. We have spent several weeks in the Escalante area over the years. The lower Box Canyon trailhead is near there and is a nice trail and of course there is Hole in the Rock road which we've been down several times.
agesilaus 06/10/21 04:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water leak causing delamination.

I'd think about something like this: Wests leak repair Lots of YT videos: West system I'm just guessing that is the right repair kit, you need to call West's and talk to one of their people. Otherwise you can probably add two zeros to the price of that kit to have it done at a fiberglass shop. Just a guess but it won't be cheap.
agesilaus 06/10/21 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fl to Mo

We generally take I10 to Mobile, then Hwy 45 to Jackson to I20. You could take 20 to US65 and that to Little Rock and then it's Interstates all the way to Springfield. We took 49/45 south a few weeks ago and there was some construction but nothing major. We are in the G'ville area too.
agesilaus 06/10/21 10:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Turning a FW around in a Culdesac

Usually it is easier to turn and maneuver a fiver than a TT. You can make sharper turns for one thing and the mount is over the rear axle not hanging off the rear bumper. Maybe practice in a parking lot on a Sunday when it's empty. Use empty boxes to set up a space about the same size as the cul-de-sac
agesilaus 06/10/21 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
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