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  1. SWharton

    Mountain Directory Driving Guide for BC?

    Maybe there is a truckers map book for Canads
  2. SWharton

    deep cycle battery maintenance

    Many people don't have deep pockets.
  3. SWharton

    Full-Timing with Cats

    Cats aren't considered "pets" mostly, dogs are. I think it might be for insurance. Several cgs don't want aggressive breeds. The only question I have ever had and only at Escapees Parks(recently) is if their shots are up to date. If the system asks for pets and then tries to charge you, change the number to 0.
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    Full-Timing with Cats

    I never heard of any campground that you need to pay for cats. Been RVing with cats for 40+ years................Who told you this????
  5. I don;t see any problem. We have used Escapees mail for many years and lived in VA.
  6. SWharton

    deep cycle battery maintenance

    No different than your car battery..............Take caps off, check water level, fill if necessary with distilled water.
  7. If you deal with the people in Livingston you should be OK. When we got our DL we had to go to some other town as the DL had been flooded. I don't think we brought anything special except our old DL, registration, Escapees Mail Service card and maybe our Passports. Still went smoothly.
  8. SWharton

    Navigation App.

    Yes there is. Good Sam has their gigantic one and Passport America. These sure don't have everything. There are numerous cgs that aren't in any books. A good example of this is driving from Livingston to Texarkana there are numerous small cgs along US59. I am sure none of them advertise anywhere. Just Mom and Pop cgs. Our GS book was given to us when we bought something at a CW 4-5 years ago. It is good enough as a backup. PA sends out a book each year. You might be interested in POIFactory.com for additional POI's for the Garmin. It's free. Make sure you put them on the SD card or you will run out of space fast.
  9. SWharton

    Navigation App.

    Both are good in different situations. Google Maps is more up to date and has benefits but uses up your data allocation unless you have unlimited data. Garmin doesn't use the internet. Both drop signals for different reasons. Both do a good job of estimating time arrival, I am often amazed by their accuracy. We have not had cell for several days recently so Goggle Maps is useless. Garmin is working fine. I think you need both to cover all bases. Both Maps and Garmin are dicey in the mountains. The one thing that really bugs me about Maps is if I download a route I made to my phone, anticipating no cell phone coverage, the download works but doesn't download the route I have made. Maps insists on only the fastest route for a download. I haven't yet figured out a way to change the download so Maps respects my routing. Until there is 100% cell phone coverage in the US Google Maps is questionable. I agree to having paper back up of everything if possible but am finding this more and more difficult to do. Just like I don't like mapping programs on my PC to be internet dependent, becoming more difficult a time goes on.
  10. SWharton

    Navigation App.

    We are a very friendly group and love to give information. To entice you and give you some fantasy trips to do go to roadtrippers.com.............I find I can spend a lot of time on that site with our dreams. When you are ready to travel then ask the questions you need answers to and as you have additional questions keep asking.
  11. SWharton

    Navigation App.

    There is no one solution to this age old problem. I generally don't use apps on my phone for navigation, too many areas of the country still that don't have service. I prefer programs and maps I can download to my phone or computer so I don't need cell or internet service. Copilot is one of those and recently I have taken a liking to RVtripwizard.com. Both of these you need to pay $$ for. RVtripwizard you can put in distance, time and mileage(kind of). This product still needs some cleaning up and has little glitches but I feel its potential is very good. RVTW also displays campgrounds, low bridges. I especially like the campground filter as I can select the affiliate campgroundsI prefer to use. You can also drag the route to the roads you prefer to take. We also have the Garmin RV660. We feel a GPS, used with common sense, is well worth it. This one and the 770 you can put in your RV height which is very beneficial. We also download the POIs from lowclearances.com which has a lot more low bridges. There is no one solution to any of this and the RV population is small so development of anything is very limited. Most of us go through a learning curve of several years to determine the type of driving and camping we prefer. This is an evolutionary process. There are numerous apps, downloads, books with campgrounds. Allstays, Passport America, Good Sam and Campendium etc. Are you planning to be a boondocker, another can of worms. I also think you are putting the cart before the horse. Work on getting an RV first, get use to the rv, then worry about how to manage your travel. Just keep reading and learning. It will take several years to find your niche.................. For your education you might consider the Escapees Boot Camp, offered several times a year across the country. You will also need a mail service to have your mail sent to and decide which state will be your domicile. These are the big things. Many, many little things. All this is IMO.
  12. SWharton

    Tire Pressure Loss

    Now that I have the site name again we may. If they have anything for gasser I hope they just sell the valves, we don;t need the entire kit. Everything else is fine.........We won't be doing anything soon just to see if the problem has gone away with the heat.
  13. SWharton

    Tire Pressure Loss

    No I didn't but the website clearly says diesel, not just Class A. Something must be different.
  14. SWharton

    Tire Pressure Loss

    We have looked into them a long time ago. I don't know what the difference is between Class A wheels(gasser vs diesel) but we passed on them because they only have the stems for a diesel and we have a gasser. Figured is they had the stems for diesel someone must make them for gas also. Haven't found the someone yet.
  15. SWharton

    Tire Pressure Loss

    You may be right on the dissimilar metals but why only on this rig? We have been through the flexible extension 15+ years ago, never again. Went to solid brass extension and never had a problem until this MH. Have been looking for extended valves but no one seems to carry them. When we get to our summer stop we have a truck repair shop that does tires. We will go talk to him(with rig). Near Newport News and Hampton, someone should carry them.
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