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RE: 22" Blackstone Models

Check out your Ace Hardware. That's where I got mine.
obgraham 11/23/21 08:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Anyone use a battery operated blower?

I've had two identical small Toro blowers. 20v. I like the small size for small jobs. Unfortunately they both have failed. One will only run 1 of its 2 speeds, and the other the charger failed. I'm a slow learner! Can't recommend it. I also have a bigger one from Lowes, 40v. It's a beast, and runs a long time on a charge with a nicely variable speed control. I have a corded one, too, but hardly ever find it worth getting out the long cord.
obgraham 11/18/21 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: roadside assistance for Diesel Pusher

Coach-Net. It's what they do.
obgraham 11/16/21 11:55am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Veterans Day-Got Any Pics To Share?

Well, my thanks to all those mentioned here, and all Veterans. I'm not one, but I can only do the things I do because they did what they did.
obgraham 11/12/21 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Indian Reservations

I have never felt "unsafe" as a tourist in the reservations. Mostly they are offering services just like snywhere else. I just don't wander off into their private stuff. One day the Navajo ladies suggested we drop in to the local high school to watch "Indian Days". Kids from all over doing Indian dancing and singing. We had a great time and they were very welcoming.
obgraham 11/11/21 09:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Border Crossing Pictures!!!

Those fleeing cold BC are already arriving here in Arizona!
obgraham 11/10/21 09:39pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border Crossing Pictures!!!

Border wait times in in Ontario to NY State where just busy early this morning. If you are curious here is a link to Canada Border Services with wait times for the entire country crossing into the United States Wow -- that site is showing 4 hours delay at Coutts! All the others pretty quick. Hope it is just a glitch.
obgraham 11/08/21 01:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Newly Retired

Thanks again for the comments. I am not looking for a condo to go to on a regular basis...only for this particular trip. We have never been down to the southern states and want to have a look at places we might be interested in to take our trailer the year after. Jan/Feb of 2022 is just a search would be the year after we would take our rv down. Thank you again!We have friends from The Hat who have been coming here to Arizona for a number of years. They usually rent for a couple months at a time. They can tell you how they find their places. Send me a PM on this site and I will send you a contact for them.
obgraham 11/05/21 04:50pm Snowbirds
RE: Windows license scam

These guys are scummy enough, but my real anger is toward those who call up and try to convince seniors that their Medicare needs "activating" or they need a new card. Special place in Hades for those dirtballs.
obgraham 10/22/21 12:35pm Technology Corner
RE: New laptop--- clone hard drive?

There are cloning programs such as Acronis. You could clone your old drive onto the new one and carry on.
obgraham 10/19/21 11:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Fresh water tank drain.

The question of what to leave in your tanks depends on how you winterize. If you airblow the system till all water is out, don't leave anything in the FW tank. Nothing wrong with leaving a cup or two of antifreeze in the black tank, as it is hard to get water out of the bottom of that tank. If you winterize via leaving pink stuff in the lines, then yes, leave a little pinky in the FW tank as well.
obgraham 10/07/21 11:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Using your motorhome to help fund a charity

Next time you have that problem, Ron, call me and I'll be happy to stop by and help reduce the weight of that wine! And I'm right here in wine country, too.
obgraham 10/05/21 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Long route travel plans

Weather will determine where you go and when.
obgraham 10/03/21 05:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Border Crossing Headed To Alaska

You can enter Canada as "non-essential travelers" at this time. I did it this month. Who knows what it will be like in May '22! You go online and download the ArriveCan app, fill it in, provide photos of your passports and your covid cards, get a negative test, and you will be approved to enter Canada. Where you go after that they don't ask. When you enter the US at Alaska you do that simply by right of entry. The catch is that all that, both filling in the App and getting the test, has to be done LESS than 72 hours prior to your intended entry. And you have to do it again when you return. So really there is nothing you can do about it now, you'll have to start your planning maybe in April. Plenty of time for the rules to change!
obgraham 09/29/21 06:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: interstate 40 from New York to Las Vegas

Make sure all your teeth are secure.
obgraham 09/29/21 01:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-40 from East to Apache Junction

You already know that 87 between Payson and Mesa is plenty of long but gentle grades. If you are comfy with that I'd just do as rk911 says, and run 87 the whole way from Winslow. That upper section is really not as hilly, though the shoulders are narrower. I ran that in a DP+toad several times without a problem. Cut off 87 at Bush Highway north of Mesa, down to 202, to save yourself a few miles. That road has been resurfaced and is fine.
obgraham 09/29/21 01:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Charging a towed vehicle's battery

Not sure "always hot" is the best idea. I think a better idea was have the charge pin controlled by the ignition switch of MH. (If it ain't running, it won't charge anyway) And the toad end can't be mounted solid, unless you use a removable cord. A switch near toad battery to disconnect would stop a hot wire from causing trouble when not towing.Indeed, I mis-wrote in my post. The "always hot" pin was wired to the ignition-controlled circuitry on the MoHo. I don't really want it charging when the rig is shut down. The MoHo had the 7-bladed plug, and I used an adaptor to go to the more typical 7-pin plug to connect the toad.
obgraham 09/25/21 05:38pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Charging a towed vehicle's battery

In the receptacle on the motorhome there is an "always hot" pin. At least there was on mine. I had them run a separate wire from that pin directly to the toad battery.
obgraham 09/24/21 10:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ruined manual transmissions

I'd be much more worried about the engine in that case than the transmission -- if you hit highway speeds, the engine was almost certainly over-revving. I'd think that the transmission could handle that better than the engine. How did you discover it? Noticed too much drag from the toad?Exactly. I was still in town, felt the rig was dragging unusually. Never having gotten above about 30 I think was what saved it all. It was interesting to me that the little CRV "dragged" a 23,000 pound DP!
obgraham 09/13/21 12:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ruined manual transmissions

I pulled my '06 CRV, manual tranny, about three miles while it was in first gear. Obviously, because I screwed up. I figured I had fried the tranny. But in fact it never turned a hair and ran another 40k flawessly till I sold it. Seems to me that a manual is more forgiving than an auto.
obgraham 09/13/21 11:00am Dinghy Towing
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