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  1. KayoCan, I didn't see where you responded to questions about your usage plans? Are you going full time or just travel some while you are still working? I would think 5-7 days would be plenty of time to see how you like being in your "B" and traveling. In my opinion the suggestions about the freshwater and holding tanks is only valid to a point. You should be able to understand you don't have very much capacity without filling your gray tank to overflowing. If you realey feel the need just turn off the campground utilities for a couple days. For your trial I would recommend staying at full hookup campground. Learning to dry camp takes some experience and I think would detract from the experience of learning how you like the "B" type camper. Bill
  2. I have a membership for both. That way I can stop at whatever is available. Why limit yourself. Bill
  3. PPA is the best deal out there. It is to help parks fill spots during slow parts of the week. So that's why the weekend warriors don't see the savings. We saved over $550 last year. You will never find me at a TT campground. Bill
  4. That is true. But I found a laundromat in Wakefield RI. that takes credit cards. Bill
  5. I found an interesting app. It is called Visitor Tips. It is like the big racks of brochures and folders about local attractions you see at big welcome centers or big rest areas. Bill
  6. Well getting ready to do my annual oil change. I run Shell Rotella T-6 5-40 full synthetic. I decided look online and see if shell was still doing a rebate. They still are but they change the rules. Now you can only get 2 rebates per household so if you buy 5 gallons of oil (in gal bottles) you can only get rebates on 2 gallons of $7.00ea or $14.00 if you just buy the gallons. I found they sell it at Walmart in 2.5-gallon containers this will allow you to get a rebate on each one of $17.50 or $35 for the two. https://rotella.shell.com/en_us/coupons-rebates-and-sweepstakes/better-fuel-economy-meets-better-wallet-economy.html#iframe=L0RJWS90NXQ2Lw== This is actually a better deal than the last one as it was $5.00 per gal for only 4 gal or $20.00. Bill


    Last time we stayed at Buffalo Run RV Park & Cabins. We were doing things on that side of the park and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest area. Nice place. Bill
  8. Both JG and blackstone sell them. https://www.blackstone-labs.com/products/vacuum-pump/?session-id=thsndo55omuvpmihq4sbc3mg&timeout=20&bslauth=&urlbase=https%3a%2f%2fwww.blackstone-labs.net%2fBstone%2f(S(thsndo55omuvpmihq4sbc3mg))%2f They even have a little video on taking a sample. The only thing I do different is I cut the tube leaving about 15-20" of excess for ease of handling (I don't need 10 feet of hose flopping around) I also use tape to mark the length of the dipstick. Just a heads up.One of them sends some hose in the kit, the only problem it isn't long enough to reach down the dipstick tube for my transmision. Not a problem as you can buy the tubing at any hardware store. Same tubing as used for the icemaker of refrigerators. Bill
  9. 😁 Sam Walton would be upset being lumped with Markus. 😁 Bill
  10. I have never tried Speedco. I did do a comparison between JG labs https://www.jglubricantservices.com/ and Blackstone labs. www.blackstone-labs.com/ Having worked in a oil analysis lab when I was in the AF, I was querious how they compared. The were pretty close and no major differences. There are a couple of important things to getting a good sample. I always use the vacuum pump and be careful to not stick the sample tube into the bottom of the pan. You can use the dipstick to measure the sample tube so it doesn't do this. I hear of people catching their sample when they are draining the sump. This is a good way to get a bad sample. You are catching oil as it is washing the sludge from the bottom of the pan. I always recommend to not drain your oil till you get the sample back. That way if you get bad sounding report like Chuck did you can send anouther sample as a double check. Bill
  11. Yep sitting on the shady side of your coach that time of day with a cold drink.😎 Bill
  12. So where are you headed? Let me give you a couple of suggestions. First just so you know. We did a short trip this summer. Earley June to late September. We went North East. 5500 miles 26 states and 2 provinces. We have been in all of the lower 48 states with my Rv in the last 6 years. Plan your travel time at a average of 50 miles per hour. You will never average 62 in a motorhome. Example if you plan on 300 miles in a day and you drive 65 on the interstate you will still need to take breaks about every 2 hours and lunch and fuel breaks. You need to explain this to me. " but avoiding toll roads," Why? Get an EZ-Pass for when you are in the east/north east. Not using toll roads that are beneficial in getting where you are going is, well dumb. You add greatly to your travel time and aggravation. Some apps to help you plan your trip. http://www.rvparky.com/ http://www.rvparkreviews.com/ http://www.passport-america.com/ Gets you a 50% discount on camping spots. By the way what are you towing as a toad? Bill
  13. You are going to need to explain that one. The only energy to run the icemaker is power to operate the water valve and turn the ice tray. The ice freezing uses the exact same energy as a tray. Why ? Do you turn your water pump off. I like having the ice bin full when I stop for a break or at night. Most likely problem (unless the water valve is leaking) is some ice is stuck in the tray. Use a mirror and flashlight to see. If you have ice stuck in the tray warm the tray with a hair dryer and cykle the icemaker by pushing the cycle button. See your owner's manual. Bill
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