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RE: Border closure extended

Where did you see November 21? The latest report I found is October 21. CBC Report
vermilye 09/18/20 10:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: North Toledo Bend & South Toledo Bend State Parks Louisiana

I've stayed in South Toledo Bend a couple of times, the most recent in November, 2019. I was in site 15 for $20.01 per night with the senior discount. Somewhat sloped pull through site that required unhooking to level the trailer. width=640 Site 16, May, 2011: width=640 Site 55, November, 2016: width=640
vermilye 09/18/20 09:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Iphone vs separate hotspot box

Either will do the job under most circumstances. Some Jetpacks (cell modems) will get better reception, One plus for the separate modem - if you only have one phone and use it for the internet, when it is away from the RV, who ever is still there has no internet service.
vermilye 09/16/20 01:46pm Technology Corner

The Ultimate Public Campgrounds Project app can be filtered so it only shows COE campgrounds. While the AllStays app can do the same, I find the Ultimate Public list better for non commercial campgrounds.
vermilye 09/06/20 02:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flaming Gorge to Page Az. Monument Valley, Escalante NP

There is expensive dry camping in Monument Valley at the Mitten View Campground in the park next to the visitor center. Definitely has the best views. The Web Site notes they are closed until Sep 19th... As Two Hands said, Gouldings is the closest campground that has hookups. Monument Valley KOA is a couple of miles from the park. Given the choice, I'd stay at Gouldings. Another location that has inexpensive dry camping is Goosenecks State Park about 30 miles northeast of the park. You can camp right on the edge of the overlook. width=640
vermilye 09/05/20 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flaming Gorge to Page Az. Monument Valley, Escalante NP

There are many interesting, less traveled ruins in the Bears Ears National Monument. Two that I'd recommend checking are House on Fire & Fallen Roof Ruin. Both are reasonably close to Blanding, UT or Natural Bridges National Monument. Lots of maps & hiking info with a Google search. House on Fire, Mule Canyon off UT 95: height=480 Fallen Roof Ruin, Road Canyon off UT 261: width=640
vermilye 09/05/20 08:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Small Trailer Weight suggestions

I towed a 17' Escape fiberglass trailer with a 2016 Tacoma, 3100/360 pounds. No problems & a good combination. Switched to an Escape 21 and while the trailer & tongue weight were well within specifications at 4950/500 pounds, the truck itself was over payload by 200 pounds. I carry lots of stuff in the truck since I'm out 6-8 months of the year dry camping in the desert. These are loaded weights. The other problem was with the new 3.5L engine. The truck spent far too much time at 4000RPM sucking down gas and getting 10 - 11MPG. I switched to a F 150 3.5L EcoBoost and am getting 13MPG and well under 1800RPM at 63MPH. The 10 speed transmission, great tow mirrors and 36 gallon gas tank are a big improvement. I loved the Tacoma for off road, parking, and size, but it wasn't up to even a 5000 loaded trailer.
vermilye 08/29/20 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Lithium Vs. More Solar

Per Pianotuna: “I do know of one case where the battery management system totally drained an Li bank and destroyed the batteries over the time frame of one year.” I suppose almost anything is possible in ‘one case’ (or say, even several cases - ??) where a defect might be present, yet I don’t necessarily see that as an ubiquitous flaw that affects an entire genre of battery type - the literature I’ve read appears to suggest otherwise...Either way, leaving any battery unattended for a full year will not be one of my real concerns - lol! 3 tonsI agree that it must be either a poorly designed BMS or defective. I have a pair of Battleborn Li batteries, drained them to 80%, and let the trailer sit with the battery disconnect switch off. After 6 weeks, the Victron monitor read 79.9%.
vermilye 08/28/20 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Solar - Permanent mount or portable?

I also prefer both. With my small trailer, rooftop real estate is limited. I have 2 160 watt panels on the roof & carry a portable 160 watt. Most of the time the rooftop panels meet my needs - around 50 amp hours per day & a pair of 100 amp hour lithium batteries. The portable comes out when parked in the shade, and during December/January in the Arizona desert where even tilting the rooftop panels doesn't make up for the low angle sun & short days.
vermilye 08/27/20 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Shore power question

As others have said, it is OK to do. I have found a couple of times I needed to use the 50 amp even though there was a 30. Once when the 30 amp was wired reverse polarity, and more than once when the 30 amp connector was damaged enough that the 50 provided a more reliable connection.
vermilye 08/26/20 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Food - Utah Mighty Five Loop

Had a great steak dinner at the Mexican Hat Lodge Swinging Grill. The grill really does swing: width=650 Also, if you are into onion rings, the best I've ever had were at the Patio Drive In in Blanding, UT.
vermilye 08/25/20 11:04am Roads and Routes
RE: WiFi Issues

In the past, if you had AT&T phone service, a faster than McDonalds WiFi service was available at many of their facilities. Don't know if the service still exists.
vermilye 08/24/20 07:31am Technology Corner
RE: Cheater Vent - Air Admittance Valve

It depends on the run from your sink to the gray tank. If there is not enough ventilation, a large stream of drain water will siphon out the sink drain trap, letting gray tank gas out the drain. If you can let a large volume of water drain out of the sink without starting a gray tank stink in the sink, you may not need it. In most cases, it is there for a reason...
vermilye 08/23/20 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Yosemite

2X on a visit to both Mono Lake at sunset for the great light, and Bodie.
vermilye 08/19/20 08:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier national park campgrounds

And, the West side is closer to Polebridge Mercantile & the best sticky buns & cinnamon rolls in the state!
vermilye 08/14/20 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wi-Fi Booster and Range Extender??

If you are talking WiFi rather than a cell booster, you can't beat a Ubiquiti Nanostation combined with their Air Cube Router. Not automatic, but I've used the combination to provide a solid connection to a Loves truck stop 1 mile away. The Nanostation was mounted on a 6' painter's pole... Here is a You Tube video showing how to set it up: Nanostation Set Up
vermilye 07/29/20 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: How Often Do you Get Skunked on FCFS Camp Spots?

I don’t like to reserve since they straightjacket my schedule. Also hate reserved but empty campsites wasted with others turned away.I have two agree, but do admit that I'm retired, so I don't need to fit a trip into a narrow time slot. I do make reservations for things like rallies, and holiday weekends, but since I never know when I'm going to be where, reservations generally don't work. I do often, particularly on weekends, make phone calls in the morning to find what will be available later in the day, and usually stop for the night by 2:00PM.
vermilye 07/29/20 07:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pay showers?

I spoke to one CG manager once about his pay showers. He said they didn't profit a bit, but it kept the kids from turning on all the showers a letting them run.2X. That is why many public campgrounds in the desert southwest have them. I sure prefer that to the push button types that only run for 10 seconds per push & have no temperature adjustment. I've run into a few that use tokens rather than quarters, for example Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in CA, and Squaw Lake BLM Campground at Imperial Dam. I usually end up with a token or two in my shaving bag after leaving...
vermilye 07/27/20 07:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: electricial 30 to 50 amp connection

I carry a 50 to 30 amp adapter, and on every trip have found at least one site that only had 50 amp receptacles. Usually in commercial RV parks that cater to permanent residents. I've also sometimes used it when the 30 amp receptacle in a campground is in bad shape or when the 30 amp receptacle is providing low voltage. The heavier wiring for the 50 amp sometimes provides higher voltage in campgrounds with overloaded systems.
vermilye 07/23/20 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: 4th of July - what are you having?

We had Spiedies. I made pork ones this time... I vacuum pack them and freeze them. If you are curious, here's a link and if you google, you'll find all kinds of recipes. Spiedies Also good with salt potatoes So Spiedies made it out of Binghamton? Next thing you know, you will be able to buy Hofmann's hot dogs in Florida!
vermilye 07/05/20 01:49pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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