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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-10-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Sky_Boss
I think everyone feels that way about their own...

I think everyone feels that way about their own DMV, state agencies and such. :whistling:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-10-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Sky_Boss
GOOD LUCK! :laugh: I've tried both the...

GOOD LUCK! :laugh:

I've tried both the state level and the 2 Las Cruces places to be on hold forever. :popcorn:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-10-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,535
Posted By Sky_Boss
Take a careful look at the 2008 London Aire. ...

Take a careful look at the 2008 London Aire. Depending on the model the STOCK LADP only has about 6000-6500 LBS of available weight to add for fuel, water, people... I don't know the exact years...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-10-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Sky_Boss
Thanks for taking the time to share that. I've...

Thanks for taking the time to share that. I've seen those many times during my search. The problem is neither reference says anything about the motorhome weighing MORE than 26,000#. My GVWR is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-10-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Sky_Boss
NM Vehicle Registration Costs

I'm having a very difficult time finding a table of fees to register our car and RV in NM. Not counting any transfer fees I have found a calculator on one of those DMV sites that seems to indicate...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-08-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Sky_Boss
That location of El Paso was also part of the...

That location of El Paso was also part of the reason we chose it. Las Cruces has everything we want on a daily basis without any serious traffic issues. We spent a week in the Hacienda RV Resort...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-08-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Sky_Boss
Transition from Full Time to Part Time

A little background. We have had a wonderful 7 years of FT travel. When we started out in FT our goal was to spend at least 5 years on the road and use our travels to find our final home. To that...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-25-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Sky_Boss
As a follow up... Do you avoid being in...

As a follow up...

Do you avoid being in either state more than 6 months?

We signed with a contractor in Las Cruces NM to build a new home and we are expecting a completion date of Dec 1st 2021....
Forum: Just Conversation 10-15-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Sky_Boss
Thanks for that and it gave me a theme to run...

Thanks for that and it gave me a theme to run through Google. I found the following

NM - https://support.taxslayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015905871-What-is-my-residency-status-for-New-Mexico-
...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-15-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Sky_Boss
Does Owning a S&B Require Change of Domicile

We are starting to consider our plans to go from FT South Dakota residents to home owners. Nothing firm but starting our research.

As it stands we think we may have a couple of years where we...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-30-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Sky_Boss
Fuel Cards - TSD vs FMCA's TCS

I just received my TCS fuel card. I haven't used it yet but here are some comparisons. I'll refer to TCS as FMCA to help avoid confusion.

FIRST COMPARISON AND IMPRESSIONS

I received 2 cards...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Sky_Boss
Dometic Tstat - HP/Oasis

First, I'm not asking about the AUTO fan setting.

Perhaps this is a 2 part question. For nearly 4 years we've avoided cold temps that might require much heat. We either used the HPs or...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Sky_Boss
Slow Shower Drain

I've done a search but I'm not finding a previous thread. The owner's manual is also not helpful on this.

We are starting to see our shower drain get slow. I think I have read in previous posts...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-22-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
The thread is not specifically titled to say TSD....

The thread is not specifically titled to say TSD. Just sayin'...

This thread has meandered all over the fuel card subject.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-22-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Sky_Boss
GREAT! I found that new feature annoying.

GREAT! I found that new feature annoying.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-19-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Sky_Boss
For *ME* it is a balancing act of managing safety...

For *ME* it is a balancing act of managing safety factors. I feel it is safer to run closer to the posted speed limit and/or matching traffic flow. In the past, our CRV limited my choices but the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-19-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Sky_Boss
We towed a Honda CRV for 6 years with occasional...

We towed a Honda CRV for 6 years with occasional "overspeed" and didn't have a problem. I was a bit over generous with the transmission fluid change. FWIW, a Honda mechanic said the restriction was...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
I signed up today for the TCS card. I'll see...

I signed up today for the TCS card. I'll see what I find.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-16-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Sky_Boss
UMM...I would suggest that might work but I'm not...

UMM...I would suggest that might work but I'm not sure you want to do it that way. Replacing gate valves is not that difficult. Assuming you can easily gain access to them you or any RV tech can...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By Sky_Boss
BINGO!!!

BINGO!!!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By Sky_Boss
That should NOT be an issue if you have properly...

That should NOT be an issue if you have properly installed wiring for the brake lites. Keep in mind that the toad brake lights get power from the coach in nearly every "normal" set up I know of.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Sky_Boss
I'm not aware of any setting to do that. ...

I'm not aware of any setting to do that. However...I'm not sure find any value in doing it that way.

I'm assuming by each leg you mean every stop. If not...let us know what you mean.
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Sky_Boss
The Roadmaster base plate/brackets are virtually...

The Roadmaster base plate/brackets are virtually identical to the Blue Ox version. https://www.roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/521451-5.pdf

The tow bar is definitely a worthy one to consider. If I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Sky_Boss
That is what I suggest you do. In my previous...

That is what I suggest you do. In my previous Dutchstar I could barely see over the top of our Honda CRV. Any one more than 10' behind it was invisible to the camera. This Dutchstar gives me a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Sky_Boss
I think this answers the last sentence of you...

I think this answers the last sentence of you post...

The "base plate" from Blue Ox is actually 2 separate brackets that replace the hooks. This may or may not be your desire but here is the info...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-16-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Sky_Boss
Thanks for the input so far. A little more...

Thanks for the input so far. A little more info...

We already have reservations at RV parks in both Torrey & Escalante. Traveling from either of those places makes for a trip to the bottom of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-16-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
Not sure why you aren't but I regularly see...

Not sure why you aren't but I regularly see non-TSD pricing on the EFS app. I do agree with you on the routing issues in some cases. The radius search on the TSD app is a nice feature with the touch...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By Sky_Boss
It sounds like you are familiar with the area... ...

It sounds like you are familiar with the area...

I'm going to Furnace Creek via Pahrump. Just to verify, is the route to 190 (California side) W Bell Vista Rd/Ash Meadows Rd/State Line Rd out of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-16-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
The EFS app (when it works) will give you ALL EFS...

The EFS app (when it works) will give you ALL EFS prices (including TSD outlets) in your area and along a route. The TSD app only gives stations they have contracts with and doesn't have a route...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Sky_Boss
For the most part it only takes a little planning...

For the most part it only takes a little planning to find a place along your travel route for your service. As you have mentioned, the only real issue is if they have to disconnect batteries for an...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-16-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Sky_Boss
Boulder UT - Any Suggestions?

We are looking to modify our current trip if we can find a place near Boulder UTAH. I'm not seeing any RV parks but would consider 2-3 nights of boondocking. We are looking to access the Burr Trail...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-03-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,275
Posted By Sky_Boss
Why the debate? LOL Either you are in a...

Why the debate? LOL

Either you are in a situation that allows you to dump grey to the ground or not.

BTW...I have a sewer connector that allows me to hook up a garden hose to allow me to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-03-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Sky_Boss
Drove it...kinda boring. LOL There was a...

Drove it...kinda boring. LOL

There was a significant section newly re-covered and great shape. The rest was in pretty good shape.

There was a section north of Craig that was a wee bit...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-24-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Sky_Boss
Yep...even in Cheyenne we see a haze all day. I...

Yep...even in Cheyenne we see a haze all day. I cancelled our stay in Robb state park today because of the fires. Craig shouldn't be much different than Cheyenne...I hope. LOL I have family there...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-24-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Sky_Boss
I'm wondering the value of this approach. The PI...

I'm wondering the value of this approach. The PI hardwire units are modular so, unless you have a MASIVE failure you can put it into a bypass mode until you get the replacement parts/unit.
...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-24-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Sky_Boss
I understand that the OP has not used surge...

I understand that the OP has not used surge protection to date. I suggest that either your older RVs didn't have the level of sophistication for electronics and/or you were fortunate to have avoided...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-24-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Sky_Boss
THANKS! After I posted this I did find a couple...

THANKS! After I posted this I did find a couple Youtube videos (a few years old) and I agree...neither route appears technically challenging at all. Neither video seemed to show any serious road...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-23-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Sky_Boss
Wyoming 789 - Co N13?

What a heck of a year. LOL

We've done a lot of rerouting due to COVID, then delays to get our Zeus needed medical attention. Now...Colorado Fires. :banghead:

We are just south of Cheyenne WY...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-03-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
Where at?

Where at?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-02-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Sky_Boss
1. Why not just move to the $80K "home" while...

1. Why not just move to the $80K "home" while needed?
2. Run an extension cord to your home refrigerator.
3. If you can't do it the correct way, don't do it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Sky_Boss
That is the next step. Also if you have a...

That is the next step. Also if you have a separate surge protector:

1. If it is an external device isolate it and plug in without the device.

2. If it is internal you will also want to check...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Sky_Boss
Check the breaker for the block heater. ...

Check the breaker for the block heater.

(OK...EDIT...I see you may have flipped all the breakers in the bathroom but double check it.)

Did you try to connect to another power post?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-30-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
BTW, it is also accepted in many Canadian truck...

BTW, it is also accepted in many Canadian truck stops.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-30-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 215,899
Posted By Sky_Boss
Ya know, I don't think anyone has simply answered...

Ya know, I don't think anyone has simply answered the topic question...

It is NOT too good to be true.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-30-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Sky_Boss
As to the boost switch question. It doesn't know...

As to the boost switch question. It doesn't know what kind of batteries you have. It will gang what ever you have to the starter circuit. Your concern is whether or not your choice (design and...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-29-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sky_Boss
Depending on how familiar with RVTW this might...

Depending on how familiar with RVTW this might not make sense but...

Prior to the recent BETA release RVTW is dependent on your trip start date and you telling it how long you will be at each...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-29-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sky_Boss
No problem. I know how to get there now. ...

No problem. I know how to get there now. :thumb:

I edited my shortcut to https://beta.rvtripwizard.com. That does the trick.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-28-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sky_Boss
OK...What I found is that I can do as you said. ...

OK...What I found is that I can do as you said. :thumb: However, when I close the page and go back to it later I don't get the option and have to log out to get that option. Kinda strange but now...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-28-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sky_Boss
I saw the Beta yesterday but don't see it now. ...

I saw the Beta yesterday but don't see it now. Has it been pulled for some tweaking?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Sky_Boss
Tire time! Lol

OK, I've been a Michelin tire owner for over 7 years and 3 MHs. I'm getting ready to set up replacing my tires just north of Denver. Using the FMCA tire program I'm looking at 3 brands and hoping...
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