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RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

I filled up close to camp twice when we were new so we could save the weight. I hated it both times. We were soooo close to camp, but then we had to stop and wait 30+ minutes for me to fill up. For me it's a much better use of time to fill up the night before while we're packing up.
dedmiston 07/14/20 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Style Central Air - NOT Roof Air Question

This thread got pretty hot for an AC discussion. Let's try to keep the discussion helpful and on topic. (And just because the devil is sitting on my shoulder: FREON!)
dedmiston 07/14/20 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: Screen wall options

Carefree of Colorado used to sell the Outback Awning & Room for Toyhauler ramps. Not sure if its discontinued or if your still able to purchase a new one. I think justALnow had one, maybe Aktravler. Seems to me they posted pics if I remember correctly. That's a deep pull. I'm friends with Al on Facebook, but I haven't seen him online here in years.
dedmiston 07/14/20 10:37am Toy Haulers
RE: Recommendations for a a route from PA to CO avoiding IL

Don't worry about traveling thru IL. There's a lot of BS on the internet repeated by people who don't have a clue about IL law. IL firearm laws are not as onerous as some of these ill-informed internet firearm 'experts' portray. As long as you have a valid CCW from your home state you can have a loaded firearm in your vehicle while traveling thru IL. Here's IL's statute: 430 ILCS 66/40 (e) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a non-resident from transporting a concealed firearm within his or her vehicle in Illinois, if the concealed firearm remains within his or her vehicle and the non-resident: (1) is not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal law; (2) is eligible to carry a firearm in public under the laws of his or her state or territory of residence, as evidenced by the possession of a concealed carry license or permit issued by his or her state of residence, if applicable; and (3) is not in possession of a license under this Act. If the non-resident leaves his or her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 65 of this Act. Thanks for the helpful info. That should do it for this thread. OP - You can message me if you'd like the thread reopened. Otherwise, it looks to me like you got the info you're looking for.
dedmiston 07/13/20 03:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: 100 days till snowbirding........ maybe not

Moved from Parks, Campgrounds, and Attractions.
dedmiston 07/12/20 10:19pm Snowbirds
RE: Gray water tank leak.

Glad you solved it. Nice work.
dedmiston 07/12/20 07:02pm Toy Haulers
RE: Mattress Recommendations

Duplicate thread.
dedmiston 07/12/20 06:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: The worst Post Office in the USA... your vote

Moved from General.
dedmiston 07/11/20 10:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric Bikes???

Congratulations Barney! I hope you fall in love with it. Don’t skimp on the safety gear.
dedmiston 07/11/20 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mother of Invention Toy Hauler

And it has a hitch!
dedmiston 07/11/20 12:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: Texas trip cancelled!

Your Plan B sounds pretty doggone nice. I've been both places and I think I'd rather be in the Rockies. Good luck.
dedmiston 07/10/20 09:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Screen wall options

Anyone install a screen wall from Amazon? I have tried to get one from the Dealer, from Forest River, and from another RV Dealer and the lack of assistance is intolerable. I also contacted Top Stitch, they said they would get back to me with pricing, over a week ago. I have decided to simply buy one off Amazon, they are also cheaper. The reviews look good but, nothing on youtube, nothing in forums (that I can find through the search). I would think this to be a popular topic..... This doesn't exactly answer your question, but I initially had bad luck when I called the factory for our hauler, but once I asked them for the name & number of their approved parts dealer things improved right away. I've had great luck with our parts dealer and even visited them in Elkhart when I was back there and needed to replace a fender. As far as Amazon goes though, I'd be nervous about buying something like this from them. It won't be an Amazon item, so you might have trouble with returns if the screen doesn't fit. The screen wall is a great thing to have though. We only use ours 2-3 times a year, but it's fantastic when we use it. Just make sure it always retracts all the way up before you drive any tall toys into the garage. Also, if your ramp has mounts for the patio rails, the mounts will destroy the screen if it's even down by an inch or so. Good luck!
dedmiston 07/10/20 07:39am Toy Haulers
RE: Covid 19 impact on interstate travel?

azdryheat - When you make such bellicose posts, you can't be surprised by the negative responses. I don't think anyone attacked you though. We just disagreed. In my case, I turned your own language back on you so you could see how odd it looked. I thought your "silly" comment was...silly. You dish it out pretty thick though, so don't be surprised when you get some pushback. If the reactions feel like attacks, then maybe consider dialing back your statements a little and see if the tone of the responses changes as well.
dedmiston 07/10/20 07:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Madison, WI to Badlands and back - best route?

Consider heading for Theodore Roosevelt NP, South Unit, in Medora North Dakota. Check for openings. Take a Ranger tour and find out why the Bison and Prairie Dogs get along so well. Stay at the Municipal Campground that has a pool. It's really nice there. Tank up before you get there. We had to drive almost all the way to Montana to find diesel last fall.
dedmiston 07/09/20 04:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

We're currently in NM. Overhead signs say 14 day quarantine for visitors and masks required or pay fine. They don't define what a visitor is and there is no enforcement anywhere I can see. Been on the 40, 25, and 10 and cops are non-existent today. Guess it's the honor system. That's right. I hope you'll be honorable and continue through NM without spending the night unless you plan to self quarantine for 14 days.
dedmiston 07/09/20 01:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Madison, WI to Badlands and back - best route?

Moved from "RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions".
dedmiston 07/09/20 12:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Onboard generators

#A for me with both of my toy haulers. A couple of questions for you: 1. Do you dry camp? If yes, then you'll need a generator. 2. Do you run your AC much? Again, you'll need a gen. Having said that, if you're starting scratch and trying to economize, you could apply those same funds to a good solar system, four batteries, and a portable gen. Since we added solar, we rarely run our gen. We run it for about 20 minutes before bedtime if we've been sloppy with our power usage during the day. We also run it any time we're using the air conditioners. Happy shopping!
dedmiston 07/09/20 11:31am Toy Haulers
RE: Why A Macerator Toilet Versus Regular

This thread got weird. Let's please get back on topic and skip the talk about peeing outdoors.
dedmiston 07/09/20 11:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Covid 19 impact on interstate travel?

Also, who's going to regulate, moderate, or even notice if someone isn't following their silly rules? I recon the silly people of New Mexico would prefer that you kept your silly self out of their silly state. As the father of a silly doctor who practices in that silly state, I don't appreciate your silly attitude. They've been slammed harder than most states. As their next-door neighbor, you should show them a little respect and honor their orders. Sure, you can get away with it, but you should behave more honorably and do the right thing because it's the right thing to do, silly. And as for enforcement, do you really want them to have to militarize their state to ensure that people like you adhere to their restrictions? Just respect them and comply, or hammer that skinny pedal on the right and keep driving through their state as quickly as you can.
dedmiston 07/08/20 07:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

I deleted all the political posts. Please stay on topic.
dedmiston 07/08/20 03:03pm General RVing Issues
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