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RE: Do any of the new TTs come with Surge Protectors?

Progressive dynamics seems to be the popular choice.
agesilaus 07/06/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: COE parks, May be old news

We've stayed in 5 COE parks since June 1st so far.
agesilaus 07/06/20 09:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida to Wyoming travel concerns

I just saw a note that NM is imposing a 14 day quarantine, so scratch that off the list. Just look at the political party of the governor and you'll et an good indication of what to expect.
agesilaus 07/06/20 09:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Warning: Flojet portable waste pump

WE just replaced our water pump with a Flojet works great so far. It is much quieter and does not pulsate. However I think the old, other brand pump, has been slowly failing and I did not realize it. i just had the Flojet on hand with the idea that I'd use it to pump water into the tanks when boondocking.
agesilaus 07/05/20 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Very strange occurance

It is except for the uncertainty of driving 20 miles from Gunnison on Hwy 50 then the long dirt road. Only to find the 6 spots taken. They seems to be catching trout or at least a trout looking fish. GPS 38.353685, -106.557284. We didn't bring fishing gear. Most of that dirt road is what I call high speed western gravel, every turn is clearly marked Needle Creek Reservoir with an arrow. It's only the last three miles that are more difficult. And a warning, site 6 is the last reliable turn around. There is a big site 7 off to the right but it had 4 vehicles and three or four tents in it. The turn around was not so easy but the folks there were very helpful. There is a gate going left from #6 and no more spots we did not explore that way. The six spots are very far apart. a few hundred feet minimum. Oh and did I mention a creek crossing? No problem for a truck. Water was maybe a foot deep after the rainstorm.
agesilaus 07/05/20 06:39pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Florida to Wyoming travel concerns

I think that is unlikely in the Western (minus left coast) and SE states (maybe excluding LA). The feds are following the State that they are in, for guidelines. One thing prepare to be disjointed in CO fed parks, the visitor centers are essentially closed. They have a ranger hanging around outside to give advice but the buildings are closed. Camping by reservation only. NF CG are open tho. And so are BLM and COE where they exist.
agesilaus 07/05/20 06:10pm Roads and Routes
Very strange occurance

WE camped 3 days at Needle Creek Reservoir in CO near Gunnison. Not recommended by the way. We were camped on a bluff 25 or 30 above the reservoir and last night we were awakened by LOTS of red flashing lights and a number of people walking around the water with flashlights and calling someone's name. You guessed it someone drowned. Or at least it seems that way, they gave up around 4 AM and the divers were out this morning at 9 or so. We left for Grand Junction shortly there after. I didn't want to be that noisy bystander so I did not go ask questions. I thought seriously about joining the searchers but I didn't bring any powerful flashlights and was worried about needing rescue myself if I did. There is a large and I do mean large tent at the other end of the lake and we heard a lot of "Yahooing" and either firecrackers or gunfire down there earlier. Have no idea why they were searching our end of the lake. OK for the not recommended: 1) There is a long 15 mile or so dirst road that progressively gets much worse to get there. 2) There are maybe 5 or 6 RV spots 3) Only two are on the lake, sort of. At least you can see the lake. 4) We got an inch or so of rain yesterday and the last 3 miles of the road were converted to very slippery gumbo. There are drop offs on that section of road of 30-50 feet too. 5) There are a couple of squeeze setions on the section of road, one a very tight cattle crossing with a turn right after it. And the other a hairpin turn with a drop off in the center. I would not try taking anything longer than our 30 ft TT back there. And after all this there are only a few spots to be had and we got the last RV spot on Thursday afternoon around 2 PM. One the good side: 1) It is scenic, our spot number 4 was anyway. 2) It is dead quiet at night 3) There must be good fishing, looked like trout. 4) There are trails for ORV and foot. 5) It is cool about 75 day 40's at night.
agesilaus 07/05/20 06:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Florida to Wyoming travel concerns

We left FL around 6/1 traveled thru AL-GA-TN-AR-OK-TX-NM and we are now in Grand Junction CO after several CO stops. WY this Tuesday (Flaming Gorge) then ID. No problems other than finding restaurants closed and so on. We did stay in many COE parks, five or so.Boondocked 3 days near Gunnison CO. You won't have any problems unless you head to the insane states like the left coast and NE
agesilaus 07/05/20 05:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Old fresh water tank spout replacement help

So long as the tank is vented there should be no problem but the water tank is not 'connected to a city water hose', the hose is held by hand at the inlet fill connection, when water sprays out then the tank is filled. The tank is never pressurized.
agesilaus 07/01/20 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Travellogues

There are many of these they just moved to youTube. Try Grand Adventure for one, Guido has over a hundred and many are about specific locations. You can type in the youTube search "RV the-area-you-are-looking-at" and you'll pop up a number of videos for almost any area. TR Bowlin is another that I used to follow, he has a lot of boondocking and other spots in ID-WY-MT but he seems to be quitting blogging and buying a house. He has a bunch of DIY projects too.
agesilaus 07/01/20 11:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Old fresh water tank spout replacement help

Ditto buy a 12V water pump and maybe replace the tank. The pumps are not expensive. water pumps and neither are the tanks
agesilaus 07/01/20 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

Much depends on how much use the TT will see. These ultra light TT get that way by giving up sturdy construction. They are flimsy. But if you will be using the TT a couple of weeks a year only on good roads then they may work until you outgrow the RV. On the other hand taking one of those down a rough backcountry road is contraindicated. Or on a 9000 mile cross country expedition. The OP has fixated on the Durango before he ever posted this and was just looking for affirmation of his fabulous decision. He is not receptive to criticism and will not change his mind, period. This is common behavior.
agesilaus 06/28/20 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

I can only say that the only vehicle I have ever seen with a broken axle was a Durango. Broken front axle blocking a flat easy trail at that. I would think popup for towing with that vehicle.
agesilaus 06/27/20 12:21pm Tow Vehicles
Really cheap DIY for Carefree Awning Headknockers

We have a carefree awning on our RV and we are generally happy with it. However I'm 6'2" and I kept bumping my head on that elbow that sticks down. It was what's known as a headknocker. So when next in Wally World I picked up a roll of inch wide bright colored ribbon in the crafts area , orange in my case. The roll only has a few feet of ribbon and I cut it in half and tied one doubled over piece to each elbow front and back. I haven't whacked my head on it since doing that. The ribbon rolls up with the awning and blows in the wind going down the road. It's held up for three thousand miles so far and is a bit weather worn but still functional. Think it cost less than $3.
agesilaus 06/24/20 05:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
heartworm meds in the mountain west

Both of our dogs are on heartworm meds, no surprise given that we are from Florida. But we are on the road now in Colorado and have been advised that local vets council against giving that med up here. Anyone have some advice for us?
agesilaus 06/23/20 06:15pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Deciding to full-time RV with family

I can think of two reasons for not full timing at this point and their ages are 1 and 3. That age is enough trouble at a sticks and bricks... I was thinking the same, at the minimum it will limit the trails and such you can take. I found that 4 or 5 was the minimum age that the our kids could do light hiking. And if you carry those younger kids you will find that they get as heavy as lead bricks going up grades in hot temperatures. But people do it so you can that's why I suggested connecting with people doing it. Escapees has a subgroup of folks traveling with families. But Escapees is $39/yr to join before you can use their sites and groups.
agesilaus 06/20/20 01:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: Deciding to full-time RV with family

I suggest you go to this YouTube page: family fulltiming And look at some of those VBlogs which will give you a feel for what you are getting into. At least you won't have to worry about school for several years and how to homeschool.
agesilaus 06/20/20 09:46am Full-time RVing
RE: How do you folks plan travel for long distances?

There are really two (or more) types of RVers. The vacation group, who we belonged to for years, who has a limited time for their trip. They need to push hard to maximize their time in their intended vacation area. Driving from PA to FL for example to vacation in FL. They drive 500 miles or so for the first few days to get to FL so they can do what they planned to do there. They fit in with stopping at Walmarts and other free overnight stops because they pull in late. The second group is the Fulltimer and Almost Fulltimer group. They want to take their time and drive no more than 200 or 250 miles a day. The want to get to their stopping spot early and relax. And for them I cannot see pulling into Walmart at 3 O'clock in the afternoon and relaxing in the parking lot. So for that group these free overnight spots don't work well. I'm just appreciating this difference now we are moving into the fulltime group. However as I noted above there are a number of other possibilities for cheap or no cost stopping places.
agesilaus 06/20/20 09:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you folks plan travel for long distances?

We use a combination: for trip planning we use RV Trip Wizard, RVTW. It's about $30 a year. It routes you on a path that takes your RV size into account and has a very full set of Points of Interest: gas stations, various retail outlets like Walmarts, dump stations and many more: and various campgrounds that you can filter by membership like Passport America or Good Sams and various ratings. It has a app RV Life for your android phone to go with it. This is being actively developed and the guy doing it listens to users. He just today updated the Range Circles feature to show actual road mileage in response to requests. This feature draws a couple of circles on the map showing you desired daily driving range. I have it set for 250 and 300 miles for me. RVTW does show free campsites but apps like show many more if you are going to boondock. But you should always have a paper map on hand to verify any of these software programs. RVTW has been fairly reliable in not doing strange routing so far. In the Truck we us an old 2015 copy of Streets and Trips for the actual navigation. No connection needed to run it but it will send you on strange routes if you are alert.
agesilaus 06/19/20 01:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: i40 between West from Asheville, NC

We took it but starting farther west at Cumberland SP. Let me suggest that you do not take I40 thru Oklahoma unless you you like thump Thump THUMP all the way across. Actually I suggest avoiding all OK if you are going that far west.
agesilaus 06/19/20 01:22pm Roads and Routes
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