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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
San Luis SP boondocking (CO)

Right now we are sitting in an amazing boondocking site. San Luis State Park is an semi abandoned Colorado State Park. They closed the park but left the gates open and the POWER on. I see about 12 to 15 people camped out here. They have 30/50 amp pedestals, no water and we passed a dump station on the way in. I'm looking out the window at Great Sand Dunes and the surrounding mountains right now. To find this place proceed to Great Sand Dune NP, about 2.5 miles from the park you'll see a sign pointing off to the left down a road saying San Luis SP. Go down that way several miles and you'll see a sign on the right for the park entrance, the sign is right at the entrance no warning. The road in ia a bit rough but once in the park it is fair paved roads. There is a covered table and fire ring at each site. The place is windy and high desert. This is a great site for GSDNP visits Cost = 0 per night. My wife has a couple of bars of ATT. I'll post a couple of photos later
agesilaus 06/17/20 04:17pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cameo f35sb3 Tv antenna booster

Well we have a amplified flat panel antenna which was worthless. Causing my wife considerable angst. I finally stuck it in a window and it works great. The body of our RV was blocking the signals.
agesilaus 06/15/20 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stanley, ID/ Redfish Lake to Bitterroot Valley late Sept

We traveled 75 from Challis to Stanley last year then across the lowman road and up to 95 and then on to Bonner's Ferry and Hwy 2, great trip. Stanley was having cold rain and snow in the higher areas, this was early July. We did an exploring daytrip from Challis and the next day drove down to Stanley. Weather was bad both days with more in the forecast. The Stanley shops and eateries were mostly empty. The rain was so heavy we could not even see the mountains. There are many boondock sites along 75 next to the river and more along the lowman road. It's a goal for us this year weather cooperating, we are slowly heading that way right now. We are in TN heading slowly west on I40. Going to do some boondocking in CO then up to ID then into PNW if they open up.
agesilaus 06/05/20 07:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Tetons first come first serve

Stop at the park office in Jackson they have maps of boondocking sites in the park. We stayed at one last year and it was great there are at least 3 sites
agesilaus 06/05/20 07:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brake fluid flush

Newer (my 2012 for example) Ford trucks use Dot 4 not Dot 3 or the Dot 3/4. So check your manual
agesilaus 06/05/20 08:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: West Coast of Florida

Arcadia, further east, is known as an antiques hot spot. LOL that's news to me. I graduated from HS there and antique sales were just about unknown at the time. I've been back occasionally and the place is unrecognizable just about. One excellent activity there is canoeing on the Peace River from the Canoe Outpost. You can find lots of fossil sharks teeth when the water is low. I found a fossil gator tooth which aren't so common. The Myakka SP in between Sarasota and Arcadia is one of the best in the Florida Park system with a skyway (I think the call it) which is a bridge in the tree tops. They have more gators there than you'll see almost anywhere else.
agesilaus 05/31/20 07:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Solar controller tie in

I was told to use one of these breakers on the line into the controller: solar breakers. And 15 amp is too small. I got the type they show as a 40 amp with the lever. You can use it as an on/off switch too.
agesilaus 05/30/20 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone heard of harvest hosts (free camping database)

Allstays shows all sort of sites plus things like dump staions and at about $30/year is cheaper than that other place. HH is only worth it if you want to visit wineries and such, they don't take reservations, and it's one night only. At the price they charge I don't think it's cheap.
agesilaus 05/28/20 02:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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