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RE: RV GPS Units / GPS Apps that ACTUALLY WORK???

Hi, Thanks for the replies. Yes, I did program the GPS with my RV specs and had it in RV mode. That is why i was really unhappy when it sent me on the route it did. I live in an area where there are several roads with low bridges and some truly unsuitable roads for RVs so it was the perfect area to test it. I realize that nothing will be fool-proof, but now I question whether the $300 was worth it if it is only marginally better than my car's GPS. Not sure. Matt I have the Garmin 760 RV. For me it is the worst piece of garbage I have bought. It has sent me on dirt roads,one way side streets and it will route you way out of your way. I have updated it and have also called Garmin tech support nothing has made it any better. It seems it works well for some but not for others, it may work better in different parts of the country. Here in the northeast mine does not work well at all. My Iphone does better. I suggest you return it if you can.
hondapro 09/15/19 05:54am General RVing Issues
RE: RV pole barn question

"He suggested going 14 foot side wall and using a scissor truss, for more room in the center. My building can only be 14 feet wide due to space limits." IMO, the scissor truss is a good idea. Light frame (2" x 4") trusses should be fine. As long as you have no height limits, you could go as steep as a 12:12 roof pitch (custom truss) which would put your top of roof (exterior) at about 14 + 7 = 21 feet. With a 14 foot span, the scissor depth would only need to be about 18 inches which would give you about 18'-6" inside clearance at the center of the span. Less at the sides. (tapering down to about 14' at the plate line) Chum lee If I could ask what is the formula to figure inside clearance with the scissor truss with different roof pitches. Thanks
hondapro 09/01/19 04:54am General RVing Issues
RE: RV pole barn question

Thanks for all the advice,I will talk with my contractor again.
hondapro 09/01/19 04:51am General RVing Issues
RV pole barn question

I want to build a rv pole barn to store my rv. I was going to have a metal carport type built but have decided against that. I want to have a wooden pole type built. The contractor I have met with said after 14 foot side walls you need to have blueprints and have a inspection done per code. With 5th wheels being 13+ feet I would like a little more room (we are planning to move to a 5th wheel) He suggested going 14 foot side wall and using a sissor truss,for more room in the center. My building can only be 14 feet wide due to space limits. Does anyone have any thought on this? and what would be my clearence with this type of truss? Thanks for the help.
hondapro 08/31/19 06:26am General RVing Issues
Hershey Pa rv show

My wife and I are thinking about going to the Hershey rv show in September. Does the show really live up to all the hype? We are considering moving to a 5th wheel in the future and I thought the show might be a good place to check out alot of different models in one place. We do not plan to buy there as we are just starting to look and decide what would work best for us. We would be going on the Saturday.So for those that have been there what are some tips for making it thru the show. Thanks for the help.
hondapro 08/18/19 05:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Level on sloped campsites. How? Unique to 5er's

I like the jack stand idea,I also agree to set them on a piece of wood to keep from sinking.
hondapro 08/18/19 05:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: clay bar and wax

When you use a clay bar make sure the surface is wet,use alot of water.never use a clay bar on a dry surface. As for polish I recommend Duragloss marine Rv polish #501
hondapro 07/14/19 04:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Which diesel engine oil.

I use the Motorcraft 5w-40 in mine
hondapro 04/20/19 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing pop up with 2004 Honda Odyssey?

I would be careful towing with the Odyssey,your generation Odyssey had many transmission issues.I would not put that kind of strain on a transmission with 170k. Btw I am a Honda certified master technician for 25 years
hondapro 04/13/19 05:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7 Diesel Towing MPG

I average 10-12 towing my truck has the 3.55 rear gear
hondapro 03/24/19 05:26am Towing
RE: What gps do you use?

I have the Garmin rv 760 I hate the thing and do not recommend it,I am going to try rv copilot with a Ipad
hondapro 03/23/19 05:55am General RVing Issues
RE: We finally bought our first Travel Trailer!

I carry 4 10 foot sections of the Rhino sewer hose, I carry 100 feet total of the white water hose 2 25 foot sections and 1 50 foot section. I have a surge guard surge protector,a watts style water pressure regulator. Get 4 of the good rubber wheel chocks. Get a comfortable chair some firewood, food and some cold beer and you should be good to go.
hondapro 03/23/19 05:47am Beginning RVing
RE: What length sewer hose?

I use two 10 foot sections but I also carry two more 10 foot sections that are still in the box. I also carry a extra 50 foot of the white water hose.
hondapro 03/23/19 05:31am Beginning RVing
Time to get ready

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and has predicted a early spring. I can only hope he is right I am so tired of this cold.
hondapro 02/02/19 05:33am General RVing Issues
Blackstone griddle

I am looking for a different grill,I have the coleman road trip grill now I like it but I hate the clean up, it is a major pain to clean. I came across the Blackstone griddle and it looks intersting and looks like it would clean up easy. Who has the Blackstone and what is your opinion of it? Thanks.
hondapro 01/12/19 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Mapping programs and Garmin RV770

Get Google maps on your phone, and carry a good and up to date paper map. Garmin's database is far from perfect and even when a discrepancy is reported to them multiple times they fail to update/correct it. Don't be surprised if it directs you to campgrounds that are miles from where it tells you, to a bridge washed out in 2011 that will never be rebuilt, or to a locked gate on a one lane road requiring backing up 3/4 of a mile to turn around which is the maintenance road to an ACOE dam, yet Garmin says it is the campground entrance that is in actuality 10 miles away. The Garmin RV760 LMT that I just had to have when it was first released back in 2012 or 2013 was the biggest waste of $400 I ever spent. Also the fact you get 20 miles from the Interstate and its going to tell you "RV Accessibility unknown" in a lot of cases. The RV height and size feature works great if you never leave the main highway LOL. I agree 100% I have the RV 760 it is horrible I hate the thing. I have thought about throwing it out of the truck window,someday I will most likely do it. The mapping is terrible it will put you on dirt roads and has taken me 30 miles out of the way. I have changed all the settings and have also called garmin support. Nothing helps this thing. I use google maps now with much better results. I have a 400 dollar paper weight,I will never buy another garmin gps.
hondapro 01/12/19 05:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Happy New Year to all my RV friends

Happy New Year
hondapro 01/01/19 04:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing - remove batteries or not?

I take mine out and store in my garage and have it on a battery tender,to keep it charged. As stated above it will not hurt them leaving them in,just be sure to keep them charged.
hondapro 12/19/18 04:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What was the biggest flub on a trip?

First year we started camping I came home early from work so we could leave for the weekend.As I was hooking up the trailer to the truck my son was playing in the driveway,I disconnected the shore power cord and laid it off to the side.I finished getting everything ready to go got everybody in the truck and left. 150 miles later we were at the campground,it was July and was about 85 degrees and very humid. Got the trailer backed in,leveled and disconnected from the truck.At this point I was soaking wet with sweat all I wanted was a cold beer and air conditioning. I dropped the tailgate to get the cord,at that instant my world stopped. I knew right where the cord was,still in the driveway where I left it. I found a rv dealer about 30 miles away. That mistake cost me about 180 dollars till I bought the 50 amp adapter and a 30 amp cord,it was all they had. It got me thru the weekend. That cord is now stored in the trailer (always)
hondapro 11/26/18 06:32am RV Lifestyle
RE: Annoying lights at night... well.....

I agree the more lights the better,they are amber so i see no problem running with them on.
hondapro 11/26/18 05:46am General RVing Issues
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