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Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-17-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By rkresge
Been using that air compressor with one of their...

Been using that air compressor with one of their HF automotive battery packs for power. Originally used 12v power from my F150's cigarette lighter outlets; needed an extension cord. It was a pain in...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-27-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By rkresge
Having replaced my toilet, I vote for the...

Having replaced my toilet, I vote for the previous recommendation: Use the ring that comes with your new toilet. There's a reason it comes with the rubber/foam ring, they're different applications.
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-18-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By rkresge
I'm I'm understanding what you're saying, I'm...

I'm I'm understanding what you're saying, I'm pretty sure neither one of you is right. Tire pressure should be set when the tires are "cold", before they are warmed up by driving. Also before sun...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-18-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,019
Posted By rkresge
Sounds nice in theory, but... I did...

Sounds nice in theory, but...



I did that once, but wound up with my prescription somehow attached to the 'remote' Walmart location. Had a heckuva time getting it reassigned to my 'home' Wally...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-01-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,595
Posted By rkresge
We got a 22" Blackstone last year, and we're...

We got a 22" Blackstone last year, and we're slowly learning to use it. Bacon has been the most frequent item, but just did pork chops and corn on the cob this week, both at the same time. There's a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By rkresge
Dude, I found that the campgrounds in Maine start...

Dude, I found that the campgrounds in Maine start closing Oct. 1, and they're like ALL closed by Oct. 21! It's not that they don't want you, it's that they're CLOSED. It's the weather. Having said...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-12-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By rkresge
I looked into this a couple years ago, and could...

I looked into this a couple years ago, and could not find a campground in ME that was open past Oct. 15. Most of them started closing down in early Oct. We had to do hotels instead, but it was...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-06-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By rkresge
Wow. That would seem to not agree with their...

Wow. That would seem to not agree with their contract terms. Although I have *never* been able to get a reservation at Lake & Shore; every year it seems to be more and more annual sites with less and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-05-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By rkresge
Friends of ours have an Elite membership, and...

Friends of ours have an Elite membership, and have no problem making reservations as much as 180 days ahead at former Outdoor World locations.

Also, it's my understanding that each park has a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-05-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By rkresge
I notice a few responses that start with "I have...

I notice a few responses that start with "I have heard that..." Seems to me that responses should be based on your own experience. Here's mine.

I highly recommend TT membership IF they have...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-04-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By rkresge
Some of the damage has been repaired, some still...

Some of the damage has been repaired, some still underway. You can check the up-to-date status here: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

We were just there 2 weeks ago, things looked pretty good....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 16,316
Posted By rkresge
That's pretty bad, but I-78 between Allentown and...

That's pretty bad, but I-78 between Allentown and Hamburg is beyond bad. Most of it is built on top of the old US22 concrete that dates back to the 1950's or further. Also, the eastbound right lane...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 16,316
Posted By rkresge
Bridge transitions in NY state are the worst part...

Bridge transitions in NY state are the worst part of it.

Roger
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-25-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By rkresge
I haven't dealt with the vacuum breaker yet, but...

I haven't dealt with the vacuum breaker yet, but the flush valve is pretty obvious - you'll get some drips of water at the bottom of the valve when you flush. Operate the pedal several times, and run...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-17-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By rkresge
Happy TT members here. But FYI there are about a...

Happy TT members here. But FYI there are about a thousand previous threads on that same question here. You can use the Search function to find them easily. Good luck,

Roger
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-16-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By rkresge
See the part #2 on this drawing: ...

See the part #2 on this drawing:

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-e5df2/product_images/uploaded_images/310-gravity-toilet-smart.gif

Also, here's the manual on that toilet....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-12-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By rkresge
I also have a 310 that I put in our TT to replace...

I also have a 310 that I put in our TT to replace the original Model 300. It's likely not the floor seal, since material drops straight down - the only way you'd get anything there is if the black...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,659
Posted By rkresge
We usually travel with about 5 gallons of water...

We usually travel with about 5 gallons of water in the fresh tank, just for that purpose. Don't care much for the cleanliness of most Interstate rest areas. One in MA we stopped at last year was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By rkresge
We're doing a pretty good job spreading those...

We're doing a pretty good job spreading those spotted lanternflies, too.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By rkresge
Standard insecticides do NOT work on stink bugs....

Standard insecticides do NOT work on stink bugs. And once you have them you will not get rid of them until you kill them all. Ask me how I know. You need something like this, which definitely does...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By rkresge
To the best of my knowledge that is absolutely...

To the best of my knowledge that is absolutely correct. One note: You may not have current reservations for multiple holidays. For example, if you're reserved for Memorial Day, you will not be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By rkresge
FWIW, you do need to speak with a Membership...

FWIW, you do need to speak with a Membership Specialist - there's usually one in residence at each location. The rangers are busy running the park and don't deal with membership questions. (No, I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By rkresge
AFAIK the booking "window" for the Camping Pass...

AFAIK the booking "window" for the Camping Pass is 60 days, no other option. Perhaps you're thinking of Elite, etc.?


Roger
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-23-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By rkresge
Agree absolutely. Get your tire questions...

Agree absolutely. Get your tire questions answered by an expert. Roger Marble is an expert. Most of the opinions I see regarding tires on these forums are just that, opinions. When Roger expresses...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-23-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By rkresge
I've seen those in a couple of past years, but...

I've seen those in a couple of past years, but they were optional. Don't remember seeing one in this year's renewal that I paid in April. Guessing if there is one, I'll see it early next year.

...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By rkresge
I was about to ask the same question, is it a...

I was about to ask the same question, is it a Dometic Model 300? Had the same problem. Mine was out of warranty, but I was able to find a Model 310 (porcelain) online for a good price. Physical...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-06-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By rkresge
Did the US 2 trip several (like 18) years ago,...

Did the US 2 trip several (like 18) years ago, pre-RV. You go through some small towns with turns, but I don't remember anything that would be impossible. And it is a US route. Also don't remember...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-22-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By rkresge
Way to go! Even if you never need it (and I hope...

Way to go! Even if you never need it (and I hope you don't), it's powerful safety insurance.

Enjoy camping!

Roger
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-21-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By rkresge
We finally decided to bag it until next year, and...

We finally decided to bag it until next year, and canceled the trip. Too many details, too many hurdles to clear. Maine will still be there next June. The biggest issue was dealing with advance...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-17-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By rkresge
OP again. To clarify, I'm not asking about...

OP again. To clarify, I'm not asking about campgrounds. We have our reservations. I'm interested in attractions, activities, restaurants and such. Don't want to spend time and $$$ getting there to...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-16-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By rkresge
What's open coastal Maine?

DW and I are planning a trip to Maine in mid-Sept. Assuming we deal successfully with the whole Covid-19 issue, looking for recent experiences in coastal Maine. What's open, what's not? We're...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-15-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By rkresge
Unfortunately your proposed method does nothing...

Unfortunately your proposed method does nothing to alert you to sudden loss of pressure, not to mention other conditions. For that you need a TPMS. Your battery powered air pump ain't gonna do you...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-12-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,341
Posted By rkresge
I hear ya. In my own case, I made certain that...

I hear ya. In my own case, I made certain that the toilet line was filled with RV antifreeze, so damage to my valve should not have been the result of improper winterization; in fact, Dometic covered...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-11-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,341
Posted By rkresge
That might be the source of your problem. Since...

That might be the source of your problem. Since the valve is a low point, you could have water collecting there after winterizing. Then it only takes one good freeze to crack the valve.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-11-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By rkresge
WIFI is what is called a "last mile" service....

WIFI is what is called a "last mile" service. It's a radio signal used to transfer network data between a base station and an endpoint device like a computer, smartphone or tablet. The base station...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-11-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,341
Posted By rkresge
Went through that with a Dometic Model 310. It's...

Went through that with a Dometic Model 310. It's the valve. Also, their warranty is 2 years, so if you contact them with your problem, including a photo of the sticker with model and serial number,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-11-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,019
Posted By rkresge
Sad to hear that. When I contacted them, they...

Sad to hear that. When I contacted them, they were ready to ship me a replacement toilet immediately, until they figured out I was no longer under warranty. They were very supportive, but...
...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 07-10-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By rkresge
I don't know whether it's legit or not, but do...

I don't know whether it's legit or not, but do some arithmetic. Current annual dues are a bit less than $600. At that rate it would only take around 75 years to pay for itself!! :dance:
Forum: Clubs & Associations 06-29-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By rkresge
In the locations we visit, TT has been...

In the locations we visit, TT has been aggressively upgrading power to provide 50 amps at far more sites. It's been a project of several years, but we're seeing the results. Things have improved...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 06-29-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By rkresge
I think it's kind of unfair to say "most" unless...

I think it's kind of unfair to say "most" unless you have been in all of them. In my experience, "most" of the TT locations we have been in (note the phrasing) are more than adequate for big rigs....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-17-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By rkresge
This is a known problem with the Dometic Model...

This is a known problem with the Dometic Model 300 toilet. The outer upper and lower body of the toilet separate slightly - bad glue job. Had this happen to me. There IS NO FIX short of replacement....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Region 06-11-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By rkresge
Good one, but in this case the name comes from...

Good one, but in this case the name comes from the location. They're next door to the world famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Shady Maple Farm Market, and more. In the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-21-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
Gee, do you suppose that the cell hotspot might...

Gee, do you suppose that the cell hotspot might use WIFI on the local network? Which is why it absolutely can interfere with a campground WIFI system. My point is made. You made an excellent point...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-21-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
Actually, in addition to having published several...

Actually, in addition to having published several articles in trade magazines, co-authoring books on computer networking, and having Cisco training, plus Novell and Microsoft advanced networking...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-20-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
Unfortunately, IP addresses have nothing to do...

Unfortunately, IP addresses have nothing to do with the potential conflicts between campground WIFI systems and your hotspot/WIFI router, etc. The problem lies in sharing the radio frequency...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,019
Posted By rkresge
My 2016 Jay Feather 23RLSW came with a Dometic...

My 2016 Jay Feather 23RLSW came with a Dometic Model 300 toilet. All plastic. In the 3rd season we started getting urine smell in the bathroom. Could not find the source. No apparent leaks, nothing....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-18-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
You need to set your Windows 10 laptop so that it...

You need to set your Windows 10 laptop so that it treats your Verizon service as a "metered connection". Windows won't download patches and updates using a metered connection.


Good luck!

...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-18-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
Uhhh... See my post #103 in this thread. ...

Uhhh... See my post #103 in this thread.


Roger
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-18-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
BTW, I was not paying good attention last night...

BTW, I was not paying good attention last night when I first responded to your post. You are absolutely right. There is no technical difference among hotspots, wireless access points, WIFI routers,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-17-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,456
Posted By rkresge
Which does not change the point I made: as a...

Which does not change the point I made: as a technical matter, your hotspot absolutely can interfere. Not saying it does, not saying the campground is right or wrong. As I said, "The rest is between...
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