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  1. Re: Are campsites really getting harder to get? Do you think that social media has created this perception?
  2. Guns

    ..... Isn't that how Johnny Cash got his Cadillac?
  3. Dream Duty stations or Highway to Hell?

    Best: Wheeler AFB / Hickam AFB HI Otis AFB MA Nellis AFB NV Eglin AFB FL Worst: Thule AB Greenland
  4. Military Campgrounds

    You should check out the website Chalkie has recommended. It has all the known military campgrounds listed and provides websites (when available) for the Famcamps so you can get more in-depth info on each location. We have stayed at many of these campgrounds and appreciate the convenience they offer in our travels. We agree that they are not always the cheapest since most do not offer weekly or monthly rates, but there are some that offer resort type amenities or locations that are hard to match. Try them out!
  5. Satellite # 82 Dish Network !?

    We had the same symptom occur at two locations in central PA. Running several check switch /and reboots did not clear it. Disconnected coax fm dish then reconnected it; Got screen "acquiring satellites"; then went to menu 6,1,1 and was able to see Sat 72 on menu. Did search from east to west to acquire and peak signal. I was a happy camper at that point and didn't try to replicate the problem, but will pay more attention to it when setting up in MD tomorrow.
  6. Workamping in Maryland

    Yes, if you stay in MD 183 days or longer in a calendar year you are considered a statutory resident.
  7. Workamping in Maryland

    Check out Maryland Form 505 for Non Resident Income Tax. ...short answer: it depends on how much of your taxable income was earned in MD and how much time you spent in the state. With generous exemptions, filing jointly, etc., you might owe nothing. Income in excess of your exemptions would would be taxed from 2% to 4.75% of the excess income for typical wage earners (high-rollers pay more!). Oh, and if you stay too long in state MD will tax everything!
  8. Grease gun

    X2. I use this coupler with pistol grip grease gun so I can pump it single-handed.
  9. Refrigerator Fire Protection

    Some have mentioned the Norcold Solution as being perhaps all that is necessary for over temperature protection. My experience is that the design flaw of the module is such that it is very likely that water intrusion to the module will activate it . Be prepared to address the outcome: http://nuwaowners.org/forum/index.php/topic,19563.msg309817.html#msg309817 You could jumper the Norcold module in an emergency, leaving your rig with no over temperature protection, or install the ARP control for that additional measure of protection.
  10. Trailer tire spaceing

    I X2 We have the XPS Ribs for 3 years since our previous BF Goodrich Commercial TAs were recalled. This is an excellent tire with no problems in about 25k+miles service.
  11. What is your 5er?

    2008 HitchHiker Champagne 37 CKRD
  12. NH to TX trip

    An option to consider: at Knoxville take I40 west to Nashville then find the connecting route to the Natchez Trace Parkway which will take you south to Jackson MS then as above. Just a beautiful ride!
  13. Question for you experienced rv'rs

    That'll work for Texas, but to show how other states handle this differently, in Maryland the licensed person who drove the truck or drove with you to the license examination must present their license to the examiner before you can take the test.
  14. 5th Wheel Md registration over 10k

    Welcome to MD.... State of confusion! We have lived here 30 years and never have we been more confused about vehicle licensing as we were when we bought our 5th wheel in 2010. Seems like different day (or different person spoken to)...different answer. We got the run-around at every turn but due to the weight of our trailer ( 18,700lbs) and combo weight over 26,000lbs, we ended up with the Class A Non Commercial license. So now for the first time, I see in writing the clarrification for the Class A , Non CDL license: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/drivers/apply/recreational-vehicle-info.htm Hope this is of some help. John
  15. Reset recall device

    When our Norcold safety module faulted in early spring due to rain blowing sideways into the vent, I welcomed the information posted on several websites as to the possibility of resetting the module. It was because of the information posted that I was able to make an informed decision about resetting the magnetic switch on the module after such an event as heavy rains, pressure washing or ever an errant squirt of the hose thru the refrigerator vent. There were discussions available pointing out the poor design of the module in causing moisture deactivating the module, as well as the experiences of fellow RVers in attempting to get the repair done within Norcold's guidelines. In our case the frig went out on a Friday night. The Norcold procedure when the module activates is to take the RV to an authorized Norcold technician who will then verify that the refrigerator is working properly and not overheating. If the refrigerator works properly, the authorized technician will reset the module and you are good to go. If the module itself has failed, the technician will order a replacement module from Norcold who ships it to arrive "in 3 to 5 business days". Norcold does not pre-position these modules at authorized repair locations and according to the internet articles and the service tech I spoke with, the replacements are serial number controlled. It is no wonder that people are considering resetting the module themselves, to avoid the incovenience, costs and potential delays caused by this module. I have also installed the ARP module after our refrigerator was made temporarily inoperable by the Norcold Safety Module and am seriously considering going to a residential refrigerator at the least (further) provocation.