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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: April 15, 2014, 11:02:49 am
Wife and I love to have XM radio,,, also have a account with them.. I called and purchased a set from them for "free" with a contract. Had a radio/stero shop install, 85.00 bucks... If you look at my scan gauge picture installation, you can see where I had the radio installed on the cup holder area. We love having the radio. BTW,,,, keep the number to XM/Sirius to reset you radio,, I have learned that if you travel in different parts of the country you need to pick up the different signals,, so when we travel up North we do a reset on the radio
Sparky
47  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: April 15, 2014, 10:51:55 am
Update- Just returned from WDW. Taking everyone's helpful advice, we decided to stay at Ft Wilderness. Note, I called one or two RV parks, they did not offer transport.  We were not disappointed.  Arrived Saturday, had reservations, made two weeks earlier.  Place was packed. Tons of kids and families.  We were about 1 mile from bus stop to pick up buses to the resorts, about one mile from boat stop to ride boat over to Magic Kingdom.  They have internal shuttle bus shuttle to pick you up at the campgrounds to take you to these two stops. We were about 200 yards from the shuttle bus. How ever we had our bicycles and used them for transport to these stops. It was great and they had sidewalks to bike on. Additionally they rent golf carts (expensive) daily if you want for transport. Matter of fact there were carts all over the place Sat.  Sunday we got up went to one of the parks came back around 230pm,,, about 50% of the people had left. Mainly the families with kids.. I guess they get a lot of week-enders during the school year.  Camp sites are great a little tight, especially if your towing, but they have spots to unhitch your car, before going to your spot,,, did not see any pull throughs....... sites are very clean, full hook-ups, cable,,  no wifi,, you can go get a set up to hook up to your cable to get wifi which we did.... sites are very shaded.  They have separate showers and laundry room, very clean.   Yes it is expensive,, we paid 82.00, but you get the advantage of the shuttles.. also they have all kinds of entertainment for the kids,,, super large swimming pool,, great place to take kids,, make sure you have some bikes,, some people towed in their own golf carts. I would guess during spring break, Christmas, summer  very very crowded. Reservations a must.  If you go like we did, should be no problem with getting a reservation late,,, bottom line great park a little expensive but worth it,,, especially if you want to take some kids... you could also take a tent with you lots of room to park you rig and set up a tent for the kids...
48  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dead battery salvation on: March 31, 2014, 10:22:57 am
Ron/Dick
  Good info,,, one thing I hate about new battery technology, when dead, dead,, use to when we were kids the ole battery would let you know a couple of weeks ahead of time that it was going bad,, now they just go dead,,, had to replace mind also Ron,,, was stuck in the storage shed when the battery went to heaven haha,,, wish I would have known about the cheater jump start would have made changing the battery out a little easier.
Sparky
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Michelin tire blowouts on May 25, 2013 and Update. on: March 31, 2014, 10:09:49 am
I'm going to buy tires this fall..  did you buy the same size as the Michelins   in other words what size did you buy?  Just curious,, looking for options
sparky
2008   2350
50  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: March 15, 2014, 10:21:13 am
Anyone had any experience.advice,,, want to go down to Disney World, stay at RV park and be able to bus over to the park.  I know you can RV at Camp Wilderness (very expensive) any other suggestions.?   Thanks

Sparky
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof top carrier on: March 10, 2014, 10:29:05 am
Paul
   We also upsized?? haha  from a RT 210 to the 2350,, little surprised that you need more room.. how ever not sure what all your hauling,,, I use the space under the dinette (store my bikes) space under the bench seats and have plenty of room... I would be very reluctant to use the roof,, first just getting up and down  realize they have a ladder but I only use that if it was an emergency.... I would go with the stoway that you attach to the hitch those look neat... some of the guys have already posted and those look great
sparky
2008 PC 2350
PS   I'm sure you looked at all the tips that are posted, lots of great ideals to help out
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fresh Water Tank Drain on: December 31, 2013, 11:58:06 am
Mike
   there was a lot messages regarding this issue,,( a whole lot during the summer),, I for one just monitor and estimate how much water I'm going to need to in regards to filling the tank,,,I normally try to keep the tank as low as possible just so I do not carry the weight around.   If you look at some of the pics of the rear tanks not an easy place to access,,, also as far setting up a drain don't forget it's going to have to be lower than the tank to drain,, I drain mind at home with a bucket so as not to waste the water,,,, personally a lot of work for a project,,, if how ever you do do it,,, take pics I could change my mind and do the same haha
sparky
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 30, 2013, 11:10:01 am
Lt
      talk about luck,,,, 29,000 miles and free replacements,,,, BTW,,, how did the old tires look otherwise,,, also are you in the school of rotating your tires,,???

sparky
54  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 30, 2013, 11:05:59 am
Pax
     4 wheel drive PC......  not needed here in Texas and again  I mainly do spring and fall trips,   when we were in Alaska, met a guy driving a 4wheeler PC,,, he lived in Washington state and did a lot of travel in Canada, Alaska etc,,, if I lived up there could see the expense,,, and also with the shorter seasons and mountains...

Watching the storms up north this week-end,,, I'm thinking what are those people doing out there????   I'm retired,, so I just don't travel bad weather unless it's and emergency,, I don't want to turn into an emergency haha

where is McCloud  country RV park?   
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 28, 2013, 11:20:21 am
Tom
    Agree,,, but some of the guys got over very nicely I'm sure,, had some mileage on their tires and got free replacements,,,, I have 17000 on the Beast tires look great, figure about 6000 in 2014 then I'm going to buy new, and cry haha,,, I will be looking hard after Spring time for tire sales...
sparky
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RUNNERS ON WOOD FLOORS????? on: December 28, 2013, 10:06:03 am
DEB
    go to this project     http://bathrooomproject.blogspot.com/      I used the same padding material on my main floor also then put rugs on top of it,, stuff works great, rugs stay in place...   I assume you read the tips section,,,

sparky
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 28, 2013, 09:58:23 am
You guys and your new tires are making me cry,, especially when I start seeing $1100.00  ouch,, I'm headed there next fall, I'm going to get one more year out of them and replace no matter what,, only have 17000 on them..l,,, my tires were too old for the recall,,,

    I have not seen anyone get there RV's realigned,,, I think your making a mistake,,, hopefully I will eat my words,,
sparky
58  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 28, 2013, 09:44:52 am
Thanks guys appreciate it... I just copied the comments put them in word document and viola"  ready to go,,, I plan trips, so it easy to set up files on places I want to go to,,,, I'm doing a Civil War trip next fall and have all kinds of stuff ready for it,  going back to Alaska in 15 and have a few things in the works for that,,,, I'm giving a presentation at our community college in Feb on our last trip to Alaska, a lot of work but enjoying getting it ready,, so that will be fun
  one great thing about the internet,,, it is so easy to talk to people and get good info to help out,,, that's one reason I try to do things projects, blogs etc to help others,,, so many people have helped me and it makes it so much easier to travel, learn and so forth,,, again thanks
sparky
PS    any one else can jump in if they have suggestions. haha
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Starting the genset on: December 27, 2013, 09:43:21 am
Done
    RE, hours on the genie,,  great point,,, when I first started RVing,  thought it was great that the genie only had a few hours,, now I know better,,,,and you are exactly right,,,hours on the genie do not matter,,,, I read a post one time,,, generators are work horses and are engineered to do what they do run and produce electricity,,,  what low hours shows you is usually someone who did not  exercise the unit at all,,,  BTW,, I keep a log on my RV,,, that way when I get ready to sale or trade, someone can look and see what I have done to maintain the unit..
sparky
60  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 26, 2013, 08:43:20 pm
Thanks good info,,,,,  we actually purchased our PC out of Seattle,  driver drove it down to Vegas, took the I-5 route to LA then over to Vegas where we met him and picked it up.. we drive to Vegas during winter ( auto) a few times,,, 95% times easy drive, down to Phoenix pick up I-10   just watch for winter storms,,,

 Back to I-5   we would actually be going to Portland,,,  sounds like two mountain passes to go through,,,  would plan the trip with some snow days in it.... I would like to take the RV so would we could take advantage and camp some along the way....  would seem to me by planning a little and watching the weather could make the trip with no problem,,,,,,  we have no problem driving  700+ miles a day, so should be easy to drive,  and then hunker down a few days if needed....

  One nice thing about todays modern traveling,,,, it is so easy to get good weather reports and avoid problems,,

I assume when you guys make the drive you camp along the way

tks again
sparky
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