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    Article in Rapid City, SD. today

    Throughout this thread there's been an underlying element, that of issues on the ballot or candidates for office that have an affinity for, or at least an understanding of, full-time travelers. Have knowledge of the issues that are on the ballot, or at least read them while in the voting booth. Obtain track records and voting history of the candidates and any of their sponsored bills, easy enough on the net. There may be something in there directly relating to RVers that may or may not be beneficial. Beyond issues that may pertain to us there are still the issues that pertain to the good & welfare of people, issues that do not raise taxes but renew and continue to benefit folks. Exercise your right to vote and, as shawnloring just said, go on record as doing so. Happy Trails Folks!
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    Navigation App.

    Passport America has a published paper directory that I use along with the Atlas, Gazetteer, Benchmark, and the accumulating Public Lands maps. Usually I'll have a small spiral bound notepad in my shirt pocket or within reach with quick reference directions that I'm comfortable with (385N thru Chadron... in Oelrichs becomes/look for 18N/W to Hot Springs then 87N to Alt16... turn left then left into Stockade Lake) and track progress on paper at the towns or intersections, and when we stop for a drink or some such we'll have a look, "So, where are we?" Also, thanks for the info about POI Downloader Program as I'm still considering ( and have been for years 😏 ) a Garmin RV GPS.
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    leveling a 5er

    Have you a solution to this?
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    Navigation App.

    Passport America has an app, membership required of course, and I also use Allstays Pro.
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    High End Trailers

    Depending on where/how you camp you could repair this with sheets of fiberglass & resin, essentially covering the fault, then finish it as you choose. It'll certainly look like a repair but a decorative paint job may disguise it, maybe get jiggy with it and make art. The visually regulated parks may close the gate upon your approach but there's more than one way to set up camp. Or spend more and have someone else do it. This could delay your next purchase until you're confident that your next RV is the right one. One picture that you supplied us shows the acne possibly under a window? Wonder if this is related. Cover that hardware head and associated cracks with the 'glass or EternaBond Tape. Have a Sign Shoppe create, in appropriate dΓ©cor, the new name of your rig, PATCHES, and live free and easy. Or if the pay off isn't bad for you, get whatever on trade for your next RV. Your budget and financial views, hitherto unknown, are major players in either case and this is where I'd start, to examine what to do next. Fix it on the cheap, fix it not quite cheap, or replace it. Maybe there's other items pertaining to this rig that has you wondering whether to keep or not as well.
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    Driver's License Question

    Going to relocate from a northernmost state to TX and was wondering if my Class A will transfer. I assume it will being a federally regulated segment of DMV but I've been wrong before. Retired & self certified the license at a recent renewal, physicals no longer needed/wanted regarding the license. Thought I'd ask before entering the maze of info to find answers. Thanks
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    Keeping RV Fridge Cool While Driving

    In a sense, yes. Use the gas stovetop to bleed the lines with attempts at lighting a burner. A two way fridge that's been off or on electric will give you a flashing Check Gas light as an indication to do this, so ensure your fridge is operating on propane before shoving off. Very Interesting website!
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    Driver's License Question

    Thanks for the input! Of the categories mentioned above, Category 2 seems most correct. My commercial driving days are over though and these are commercial categories. In my current domicile I recently renewed my license & self certified and expected to get a Class A non com type of license but it still reads Commercial Drivers License, although the category I chose when renewing was specific to RVs. At https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriversLicense/CommercialLicense.htm in the CDL Exemptions section, seems that article 4 would be most appropriate, and this is near the core of my circumstance... keeping the Class A (transferring it from current state) for potential future use though not currently required with current rig which comes in under the weight limits (current GCW is 16K). Essentially, since I have it should I keep it, or address the issue when/if the circumstance presents itself. On the surface, it seems that I'm losing something if I relinquish my Class A, yet as mentioned above the States each have their requirements and break down what's needed by an RVer differently. Thanks!
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    Keeping RV Fridge Cool While Driving

    Nice, and 12 years old too? Wow
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    Length Limits in Campgrounds

    Agreed, a most interesting & impressive work.
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    Keeping RV Fridge Cool While Driving

    That's a well insulated unit! Is it a chest or upright?
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    Keeping RV Fridge Cool While Driving

    ... and the best answer is what works best for that individual in there personal circumstance, and though similarities & parallels abound, differences do as well. Example; I'm giving serious thought to 12v refrigeration in my TT should the time come to replace my 2-way unit. The idea is to fill the space left by the old unit with two appropriately sized Whynter or Engel units. Whether or not roller bearing glides will be incorporated or not depends on the measurements, but the units obviously will be stacked... still considering the details... still have time, just thinking ahead. There's quite a difference between the printed word and a conversation, and much is lost with the former that is visible with the latter. With an assortment of interpretations available regarding some posts, is it strongly influencing the reader or is it sharing the glee that they have something that works well for them? There's so much left to interpretation, and the mindset of the reader at a giving time adds to the fray as well (and at times my mind is like a super ball thrown vigorously in an elevator). Happy Trails Folks!
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    Escapees survey of NPS improvements

    The last line in the e-mail had me think it was an Escapees specific e-mail as well, and thought that the question "Are you a member of Escapees?" redundant unless seeking verification on who's taking the survey (just guessing, I have no idea why it was there). Every vote counts, except the ones not cast. Voting also gives one the right to complain βš–οΈ
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    Keeping RV Fridge Cool While Driving

    And yet the ARP Control has yet to be mentioned, do a search on the forum for more information or a direct search for the website.
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    Online Trip Routing - New

    Most certainly does, thanks a bunch.
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    Pahrump * IMPACT 1 INCH*

    A box wrench that you hit with a hammer, has a target area on one end and the wrench on the other.
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    Pahrump * IMPACT 1 INCH*

    Are you referring to a slug wrench?
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    Online Trip Routing - New

    This is interesting, I'm going to look into this but meanwhile, is there a subscription cost or just a one time purchase for herewego?
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    Have You Named Your RV?

    Now that's funny
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    Online Trip Routing - New

    What was the issue with the Rand McNally?
  21. rm.w/aview

    Hello everybody!

    Hello & Welcome, nice choice on the MH. I'd like to see this exterior paint style renewed on the current MH vs the loud & swirly, but that's just me.
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    Got a favorite photograph?

    Absolutely! The People's Choice Award would be the Overall Winner in my book for these reasons
  23. The states have their own requirements for obtaining drivers license, but are the endorsements transferable among the states? We have motorcycle endorsements and I have a CDL, though I no longer drive commercially, and thinking that keeping a non-com Class A would be beneficial as well as the other. We're relocating to Livingston TX and I'm filling out some downloaded paperwork from Escapees.com when this thought hit me.
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    Drivers license question

    Bumping this back to the top primarily because of my Class A and the question of its transferability to TX.
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    Have You Named Your RV?