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 on: October 20, 2014, 10:46:45 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Pax
That would be Samuel P. Taylor State Park, between Pt Reyes and San Rafael and it is indeed very nice.  Unfortunately with the CA drought there are some changes/restrictions there...

At Samuel P. Taylor State Park, in order to meet the park's basic water needs, and comply with water conservation, the park has taken the following actions:
 As of 1/20/14, and until further notice, the park dump station will be out of service.  RV's/trailers will not be able to fill their water tanks at the park.
 Beginning the week of 7/20/14 the restroom building next to site 58 will be closed and some water spigots in Orchard Hill Loop will be turned off.  Additionally, all park showers will be closed.  Chemical toilets will be available until this restroom reopens.  These service reductions will remain in effect until futher notice.

    - Mike

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:35:17 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by ron.dittmer
There is a very nice state park (named after someone) campground on Sir Francis Drake Blvd, 1/2 hour-1 hour north of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, a nice base camp to see the northern coastal area there.  Hopefully someone here knows the name of that state park.

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:33:18 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by AMW
Thanks John and Holly, I had no idea Google Earth had so many features.  I'm also very interested in what everyone does, as I have been so frustrated since Garmin changed their software and eliminated a feature that was very important to me (asking me whether or not I WANT to recalculate a route when I temporarily deviate from it).  I like planning my route on my computer down to every turn and loading it into my GPS for simple following on route.  Only my old Street Pilot still does newer Dezl 760 has many new features that I love, but will recalculate my route at will if I skip a reststop or get off the route for fuel etc.  Not an insurmountable problem, but annoying because my choices in routing lean toward simplicity, easy turns and avoiding traffic (less of an issue now with the PC than with the diesel pusher, at least).  So I use both GPS and will I guess until the Street Pilot dies or Garmin puts the feature back into new software...and what's really crazy is technically I have three GPS because I also have the Rand McNally unit that comes with the in-dash upgrade in the PC (which I added solely for the backup camera).  I haven't used the Rand McNally unit yet because unfortunately the screen is not nearly bright enough for me to see important detail in bright daylight, and since the angle can't be changed it also has glare that I can't eliminate.

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:22:59 am 
Started by JOHNNYandVICKI.O - Last post by ron.dittmer
I would call the factory and get their thought on what may be wrong.

In the mean time, are you sure water is not leaking in when you are using on-board water?  Maybe you are turning off the on-board pump before seeing water on the floor.  I would fill the fresh water tank, turn on the pump and leave it on for hours while inside for the evening.  Listen for it turning on for no reason.  Maybe you have a high pressure plumbing leak.

If the check valve in the system is not working right, shore water would be filling your fresh water tank.  If that is the case, maybe your low pressure on-board fresh water tank system has a leak in it when the tank is over-filled.  A slow leak may flow inside the rig before over-flowing out the vent in the filler door.  Check to see if when on shore water, your fresh water tank is mysteriously filling up.

Just tossing out ideals here.

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:13:28 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
My dripping appears to come from a weep hole in the motor housing, but I should look closer at the area to confirm.

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:13:03 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
What mapping software does everyone use?

I've gotten into using Google Earth because we had it on the computers but we need signal for that and frequently don't have any. I drop little yellow pins on sites we would like to visit,  The yellow pins are how we planned our route from Ohio to Acadia, Maine. I dropped the pins, zoomed out, and there was a trail of yellow pins that we followed. We didn't get to hit them all, but we caught a lot of them. I'll be dropping pins for all the California suggestions and we'll see if the route becomes obvious. I can also then get directions from one pin to another and get an idea of mileage and drive time (right click a pin and select "directions from here", do the same for the pin you want "directions to here").

After we've visited a spot, I go back and either change the yellow pins if we already had it marked or drop a new pin for places we hadn't tagged yet: green tents where we've camped, food signs for good restaurants, blue stars for civil war stuff, little houses for places we've toured, etc. They have lots of little icons and you can add your own. I put brief info into the description field and the dates we were there. NOTE: if you go this route, consider leaving the pin name blank as it clutters up your map. I know Google Earth does a lot more but this is as far as I've gotten with it.

So does anyone have a better solution?

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:11:32 am 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by AMW
Thank you Nancy, I copied all this down and put it on my "to do" list.  Going to JoAnn's this week for the materials.  Yes, photos please. nod

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:09:14 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Ron, we had dripping but it came from the bayonet connector. One of the bayonets had cracked which allowed that collar to slide farther and farther away from the pump. The farther it went, the more it leaked. Several others online have had the same problem. I mention this so you can eyeball that bayonet. I don't know if all those parts come with a new macerator pump. If not, and one of those pieces is cracked, you'll want to order that bayonet kit also (with new seals). We had to use an extending mirror to see the cracks.

 on: October 20, 2014, 09:05:19 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Wow! Great info everyone. Thank you to all. We actually have signal for a few days so some frantic mapping will be going on and we'll be checking out all your suggestions. I've wanted to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium for many years so that is a definite stop and while we weren't sure where we wanted to go, we knew before we looking that we want to dodge LA.

 on: October 20, 2014, 08:27:07 am 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Hello Nancy,

We had similar fabric curtains in our previous Motorhome and I agree they were easier to open and close than the pleated. Could you post some pictures of the curtains you made?

Thank you,

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