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RE: Were you in YNP - 08 SEP 2019?

This is one bizarre story.
teejaywhy 03/06/20 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Send photo issue ??

I don't use Google apps simply because of their privacy and security issues. Sometimes I don't want to share everything with everyone. And I don't have to rely on the internet to do everything.To each their own. I don't have any of your fears and have not experienced any problem having used Google apps since their inception. The Internet is practically ubiquitous so that is also no problem for me. And I am not sharing everything with everyone. Not Everyone, just Google. :B
teejaywhy 01/31/20 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Places In Monterrey Bay California

Maybe I should restate the question. This was posted by my 19 year old granddaughter last night. She wants to visit the Monterrey Bay area. I suggested we take the 5th wheel, to save on costs. It's just four hours from my home in Rescue California. She knows she wants to visit the aquarium, Carmel and the Wharf. Beyond that, she's unsure. We will probably bring a female friend of hers also. So the question remains - are you looking for dry camping options (assumed by the chosen sub forum) or actual "RV park" type accommodation (possible interpretation of the thread title)?
teejaywhy 01/21/20 02:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Thanks for all the suggestions! @Matt_Colie: To pick up I-94 I would need to use I-55 or I-57 north from St. Louis which would seem to take me into the heart of Chicago-land. Is that your suggestion or am I missing something? Detroit exploration will have to wait for another trip, but thanks for the offer. I would like to visit Greenfield Village someday.
teejaywhy 01/20/20 11:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Thanks for the replies. @romore: You think thru Cleveland/Buffalo/Hamilton would be preferable? We will likely pass by Niagara Falls on the way back home, stopping in Ohio to visit family. THX
teejaywhy 01/16/20 10:58am Roads and Routes
Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Long way off, but looking for feedback on routes for this journey. Due to schedule, we have to bomb it on the most direct route to Toronto, then we can take our time to meander our way home. Leaving Phoenix May 24th. PHX to STL pretty standard I-40 / I-44. Of the suggested routes, I'm thinking to avoid both the Chicago and Detroit metro area by taking I-70 to Indianapolis, then north on I-69 and entering Canada at Port Huron. Then CA-402/401 to Toronto. Comments? Suggestions? THANKS IN ADVANCE
teejaywhy 01/16/20 09:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Mather Campground one-way traffic

OK, nevermind, On the recreation.gov site, when you pick a site, if you scroll way down there is a warning if your door will face the roadway. Good to know!
teejaywhy 11/11/19 09:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Mather Campground one-way traffic

Does anyone know how to tell the orientation of the one way traffic in the Mather Campground loops (Grand Canyon NP.)? My reservation window is open today and it's Veterans Day so I'm not able to get to any human being up there on the phone. Recreation.gov is no help. I have a travel trailer and want to make sure I pick a campsite I can back into or a pull thru that orients my door toward the campsite and not the roadway. I remember staying there about 10 years ago and the pull thru they assigned me was the wrong way so I had to drive in against the one way and got some dirty looks. I have a larger camper now so I want to avoid that. THANKS!!
teejaywhy 11/11/19 08:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Hitch Bike Rack for Travel Trailer

My intention is to avoid any questionable setup, that's why I'm looking for help to find racks that are spec'ed to be used on a TT. My trailer has both shocks and a factory hitch which is approved for bike rack use. (welded to frame not just the bumper). The bikes are hardtail mountain bikes @28lbs each. I see plenty of them here. Thanks, Lots of "RV" racks there but unfortunately, after you use the filter to specify "Towable Camper" and "1-1/4" receiver", you are left with one choice, not a great one but an option nonetheless: https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Reese/63120.html You could use This XC2 Bike Rack It is RV approved. They also offer the XC It will fit the 1/14 receiver. The XC2 is the one I use and it is very sturdy, to adapt it to the 1 1/4 you could use one of These Thanks, The XC2 is clearly labeled for RV/Trailer use but the XC lacks that language :( I'm hoping to avoid the use of an adapter. This goes on the tongue. Thanks. An interesting solution. It seems the limiting factor is the 1-1/4" receiver and I may need to explore replacing it with a 2".
teejaywhy 11/09/19 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

When I first heard of this on the news I listen to, I made bets of how long it would it would take for someone to start posting about it on here, and then how many posts it would take before someone said something like "that's why I carry a gun" Won both bets. You are a master of the obvious.
teejaywhy 11/08/19 02:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

The merging thing. Why don't drivers, cars mostly, not get over if they can to let vehicles on, especially things like RVs & semis which are not able to speed up quickly? It is a simple matter to show a little courtesy to help that big guy on the highway. I'm not understanding the belief that merging requires the established traffic to speed up or slow down or move over ?? Merging is simple. One needs merely to use that 1/4 mile on ramp to accelerate and match the speed of the established traffic and then position oneself in the gap between two vehicles. Getting to the end of the ramp and thinking someone needs to "let you in" because you weren't paying attention is just bad driving.
teejaywhy 11/08/19 01:49pm General RVing Issues
Rear Hitch Bike Rack for Travel Trailer

Just picked up our new Nash 23D TT and I was all set to order up a bike rack for the rear hitch BUT... It seems most of the racks come with a warning they are NOT to be used on a tow behind! The two big mfgrs, Yakima and Thule each offer one model approved for trailer use but they are made for 2" receiver. The Nash has a factory 1-1/4" receiver. I know I see trailers-a-plenty sporting rear bike racks - are they just ignoring mfgr warnings or are there models available? Looking for: - 2-bike carrier approved for use on a travel trailer - 1-1/4" receiver - Wheel tray preferred, but top tube hang is ok. Thanks!!
teejaywhy 11/08/19 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Maximum Length

If it says max TRAILER length, that's what it means! That would be my thought. The language seems clear... except if you are dealing with a government entity. They speak their own language!
teejaywhy 10/16/19 03:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leveling Jack Pads

um... one more post ... don't forget to level your picnic table. If using an outside cooking device on the picnic table, there's nothing worse than eggs and pancakes sliding off, or stuff sliding off your dinner plate. Rather than hassle with all these scraps of wood, my company makes a set of picnic table levelers. Lightweight, EZ to use and durable, they are a bargain at $150 a set. NEVER HAVE EGGS SLIDE OFF YOUR PLATE AGAIN!! Ordering details to follow...
teejaywhy 10/10/19 02:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any To Do suggestions for the Pigeon Forge area?

There is a place nearby called The Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Recommended visit.
teejaywhy 09/25/19 05:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roll over

News article says "truck and Camper"... but that's a truck and travel trailer. Bob, Thanks so much for your contribution to the thread.
teejaywhy 09/18/19 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggest a sewer hose kit.

Just bought a new TT and waste dump will be a new experience for me. Research on sewer hose leads me to the Rhinoflex. The 20' version is two 10' sections joined together. In my mind, the fewer connections the better. The other version is a 15' single hose. Q: Is 15' generally long enough? I am also intrigued by the WasteMaster / DrainMaster type which uses a Cam Lock fitting. Supposedly a fluid transfer "industry standard." Q: Anyone using these? Obviously more expensive, but better? Less prone to accident? The existing waste fitting has to be modified. Problem? THANKS!
teejaywhy 09/16/19 09:53am Beginning RVing
RE: New Trailer Day!

Stuff rolling in from Amazon... dogbone adapters, chocks, X-chocks, Lynx blocks... Coming: surge protector, sewer hose, water pressure regulator... Soon as we verify mattress size - sheets and a foam topper. Most of the other camp stuff we already have. Planning mods and upgrades... (might be a full time job! :B ) Was thinking I would look at tires... a lot of recommendations for the made in USA Goodyear Endurance... Yesterday, I was looking at the pics of the trailer on my dealer's website, and I see a closeup of the tires. Yep, Goodyear Endurance. Yay Northwood for not cheaping out. (scratch that upgrade/expense from the list!)
teejaywhy 09/12/19 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Terrible Trucks

...I guess I don't have a point here except I worry for those that don't really know what's it's costing them... We shouldn't worry about the blissfully ignorant, but there are a lot of them out there!
teejaywhy 09/09/19 07:45am Beginning RVing
New Trailer Day!

This coming Saturday, we will join the Travel Trailer family, bringing home a 2019 Nash 23D. Towing with a 2007 GMC Sierra Classic, 2500HD, Crew cab, 4WD, Duramax. Not new to the Open Road Forums, we have had 12 great years with a popup trailer, and have frequented the forums for discussions on that. Now we approach retirement and find ourselves transitioning from weekend and weeklong same destination trips to traveling the country with frequent overnighters for which the popup was a bit too much setup/teardown. While we've been preparing and researching for this purchase, the reality hit home when I suddenly had to get some things in order before towing it off the lot: - Choose a hitch - Swap out my small mirrors for the bigger tow mirrors - Insurance - Find a storage lot Still need to pick up some chocks and choose a leveling system. Most of our camping style will carry over to the TT, with the new experience of The Black Tank :E Oh yeah, need a sewer hose... Our camping style tends toward the primitive so planning a full-on solar upgrade, maybe Li-Ion batteries (?)($!) Looking forward to our first shakedown run, probably in October. No pics yet, here's a link to the mfgr web page: https://northwoodmfg.com/travel-trailers/nash/nash-23d-2/ Will need to change my signature!
teejaywhy 09/09/19 07:11am Travel Trailers
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