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  • The RVillager
    The RVillager:
    October 26, 2017We created this group so our newest members can have a place to land, feel comfortable, and can get to know all of us here at RVillage. There is a LOT that goes on around here so.... Let's get this ball rolling! We'd love to get to know you a little. If ...  more
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  • Solo Joe
    Solo Joe:
    Tue at 6:26 PMGrrrr! Pet peeve #1. Walked down to the park laundromat. Opened the door and didn't hear any noise. Thought that was a good sign. Nope. Only 2 washers and 2 dryers. Both finished their cycles, both still full of clothes, dryers cold. Just plain inconsiderate.
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    • Solo Joe
      Zak 11 hours ago Who hasn't forgot or lost track of time, I have by a few minutes. 
      I think most people expect that you will remove them, 2 dryers is also not enough, even for the smallest of campgrounds. Just sayin'
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      • Solo Joe
        Solo Joe 11 hours ago Sounds like a sweet workamping gig where you can do laundry while you're working.
      • Solo Joe
        Ray & Ann 11 hours ago There is a campground we use in Florida that has 1 washer and dryer for 122 sites. There is a laundry within walking distance but that's twice the price. We usually take the done load out and put it on the table.
    • Solo Joe
      Jeremy and Nikkie 10 hours ago We have a splendide washer-dryer. So much easier than figuring out where to wash, then remember when to rotate to a dryer, and no dealing with quarters! www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-appliances/washers-dryers/rv-washers-and-dryers/washer-and-drye...  more
    • Solo Joe
      Zak 10 hours ago Hmmm, $900 on sale. That's a lot of quarters. Being single, that would be a great convenience, but...
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      • Solo Joe
        SouthParkSteve 10 hours ago Look for them used on places like Craigslist.  I got one for my house for $300.
    • Solo Joe
      Nathan & Cecilia 4 hours ago If your not comfortable taking them out yourself maybe you could even have one of the office workers do it. I think signs should be posted by the office letting people know that their clothes will be removed if left.
    • Solo Joe
      Cruiser Al 1 hour ago Nice Laundromat on Foothill Blvd.
  • RVillaging With Ollie
    RVillaging With Ollie:
    Tue at 2:56 PMHi there New RVillagers! Would you like to meet up in person with your fellow RVillagers? Host a get together! There's no better way to get social and connected with other members.. Our next RVillage MONTHLY Gathering (taking place at all different locati...  more
    January 2019 RVillage Gatherings
  • It's a Sick Life
    It's a Sick Life:
    Tue at 10:14 AMWell...we now have a fifth-wheel AND a truck! We purchased a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 Tradesman Crew Cab LB RWD yesterday :)
    • Jim Conrad and 21 others like this.
    • It's a Sick Life
      DK4Nature Tue at 3:33 PM Ho ho ho!
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      TheClearyClan Tue at 4:11 PM Good luck.
      Bob
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      RhodyJoe&Linda Tue at 4:13 PM Fantastic!  Congratulations!
    • It's a Sick Life
      Terry & Diane Tue at 4:31 PM congratulations hope you have a great time with your new rig!
    • It's a Sick Life
      Allen and Vicki Cauley 1 hour ago Congratulations nice rig good luck.
  • Judie & Ron Wells
    Judie & Ron Wells:
    Mon at 9:00 PMIs anyone else planning on going on the 2020 trip to Alaska?
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      Doug and Linda Day Tue at 4:45 AM Where would I find info on the 2020 trip?
    • Judie & Ron Wells
      The Shryock's Tue at 5:12 AM We are looking at a Alaska trip in 2020.  Just sold our popup and will have a TT within a couple months.  2019 is shakedown year.  
    • Judie & Ron Wells
      Bob&Chele Tue at 5:27 AM We are headed to Alaska in 2020. Planning on 3-4 months.
    • Judie & Ron Wells
      Greg & Toni Tue at 6:06 AM we would like to go...2020 is probably the right timeframe.  Would be interested in joining a group going up then.
    • Judie & Ron Wells
      Rob & Patti Tue at 7:50 AM We are signed ups for the Fantasy tour caravan in June 2020.  Lookin g forward to it.
  • Stef and Cam
    Stef and Cam:
    Mon at 8:26 PMHey we are newbies and are taking our first trip to Scottsdale, love to get some input on where to park when we are down there on the 16th of the month ... we hope to find a quite but clean and possible on or near a creek or water of some such Thx in a...  more
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    • Stef and Cam
      Marie and Wim Sijen Mon at 9:19 PM We stayed at KOA Mesa / Apache Junction !! Great place and clean !! Fun places to visit like Tortilla Flats ! Met a lot of great people there! We stayed there from 10/30/2018 through 11/10/2018 ! Will go back !!
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    • Stef and Cam
      RVillaging With Ollie Tue at 5:29 AM Welcome to RVillage! 
    • Stef and Cam
      Brandt McKillop Tue at 7:23 AM We’ve stayed at Koa Apache as well and like it. If you are staying for a month you could try Roadrunner resort. It’s on the edge of Scottsdale by casino Arizona. It’s more of a full season park but ownership is changing hands and they had a lot pull out...  more
  • Jim And Brandy Callahan
    Jim And Brandy Callahan:
    Mon at 7:41 PMAre these lights, 2. The big round one near the top, and the ones on the top of the back in these photos... are they supposed to work. Should they turn on when i hit “doc lights”
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    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Solo Joe Mon at 8:09 PM That round one on the side looks like a standard 'scare' light. In my rig, it's labeled ODS (off door side) flood. Not sure about the ones on the back.
    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Allen and Vicki Cauley Tue at 7:32 AM My Newmar has a switch in the control cabinet marked security.
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      • Jim And Brandy Callahan
        Jim And Brandy Callahan Tue at 7:32 AM Control cabnet? I did not see anything like that. I will look again. Is this the control cabinet?
      • Jim And Brandy Callahan
        Jim And Brandy Callahan Tue at 7:32 AM Ok looking at my photo i see a set of three rocker switches. And two of them say security. I dont think i have ever flipped those on. Thank you.
    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Stan and Lisa H Tue at 8:12 AM Both photos appear to be night outdoor lights controlled by separate manual light switches. I don’t believe either one is controlled by a light sensor where they would come on automatically. Check all fuses and breakers, then check the light bulb in eac...  more
    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Mike and Charlotte Freeman Tue at 12:10 PM The two in the back look like backup lights
  • Jim And Brandy Callahan
    Jim And Brandy Callahan:
    Mon at 10:43 AMMy generator wont start. https://youtu.be/iyXjknt8mmk

    Why is it making this crazy sound. Hear the video. Help
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    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Laidbk Mon at 11:28 AM This video regarding the Hendrix May be helpful to you. George, Sally, Mike and Donna are correct.
    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Don Estey Tue at 2:14 AM Lightly tap the starter with a hammer
      The starter drive is stuck
      You’ll have to rebuild it or get a new one
    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Don Estey Tue at 2:14 AM I’d take it off and clean it
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    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Jim And Brandy Callahan Tue at 8:34 AM Thanks for all the comments.
    • Jim And Brandy Callahan
      Don Estey Tue at 10:29 AM Unhook the battery first and away you go. You got this :D Worst cast you install a crank or pull cord lol
  • Phoebe aka TerraGypsy
    Phoebe aka TerraGypsy :
    December 16Hi fellow travelers... I am downsizing & have a question re music storage. I have about 300 CDs + 100 cassettes. I can convert these to digital files on my computer then what?? My laptop is running out of room & dying a slow death. I have music on...  more
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    • Phoebe aka TerraGypsy
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Mon at 1:34 PM If you are considering an external hard drive or network attached storage (NAS) device, make sure the drives are solid state (SSD).  RVs are just portable earthquakes so spinning discs are a disaster waiting to happen.  A thumb drive (jump drive...  more
    • Phoebe aka TerraGypsy
      Phoebe aka TerraGypsy Mon at 3:29 PM Thanks everyone for your input. I’m going to go with an iPod that will be backed up to the cloud since majority of my devices are Apple (except my laptop which is dying). @Mr Wegas, thank you for the Windows info. Will looks into that. I have been conver...  more
    • Phoebe aka TerraGypsy
      Michael Krueger Mon at 8:46 PM Ebay offers iPod Classic units that has been converted with a new battery and SSD drive up to 1Tb storage.  Just search on iPod Classic SSD and you'll see what's available...
    • Phoebe aka TerraGypsy
      Michael Krueger Mon at 8:48 PM Another alternative is to put the plex server on you apple laptop or desktop and store all your songs, videos, etc on it.  It will serve them up over airplay, etc to all your IOS and Apple devices...you will only need to have wifi...no internet is needed.
    • Phoebe aka TerraGypsy
      Michael Krueger Mon at 8:52 PM One last suggestion to consider...you can used the SYC 2 app from softorino that uploads all your ripped songs to any IOS device in iTunes automatically.  :)
  • Allegro
    Allegro:
    December 16Looking for a nice TV park south of Naples, FL for jan and Feb
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      Meredith F December 16 We’ve stayed at two rv parks in Naples. Can’t remember the names off hand but one was very near the airport. It was a friendly place where neighbors were welcoming and with social events. Lots of permanent residents. Unfortunately I don’t know any parks t...  more
    • Allegro
      TJAK December 16 Silver Palms, Okeechobee.
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    • Allegro
      Bob &Maria Mon at 11:25 AM Not an rv park but we are staying at the Collier-Seminole SP...nice little area....no pool :(.... has showers...laundry. Canoe and bike rentals. Most sites are decent size. Just an option if you like SP's.
  • Tom Manley
    Tom Manley:
    December 15we are starting our Chapter part time RV after Retiring Feb. 2019. Our Class A doesn't have Solar, what would you that do have solar suggest and what size info. too?
    • Hicks and 2 others like this.
    • Tom Manley
      Mike and Donna Wagner December 16 I suggest you might try posting your question in one of the Solar groups here on RVillage.  I typed Solar in the Browse Groups search box and several groups were found.  Here’s the link to the one with the most members:
      www.rvill...  more
    • Tom Manley
      Roy and Evelyn December 16 Tom I do not  know anything about solar but I would be interested to hear about what you learn....
      Happy Holidays
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      • Tom Manley
        Normand & Linda December 16 From what I know about solar power, it is not worth it; to start, it is too expensive, takes too much room on your roof without knowing where you will store your multitple batteries ! ! !
        Get a quiet generator... 
    • Tom Manley
      Greg & Toni December 16 I am electing to build a portable system rather than install on the roof.  I bought 2 ea 175W panels (350W total) and a 30A charge controller for $424.  I will connect the 2 panels together using a piano hinge so I can fold them together to stor...  more
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      • Tom Manley
        Sharon B December 16 I would be interested in how this works for you. I have been thinking about a simple set up like this for our trailer before spending$$$ on something we might not even use that much. 
    • Tom Manley
      Jim And Brandy Callahan Mon at 10:49 AM Seems like in general terms i have seen 100 watts is for batteries up keep. But not serious charging. 400 watts is good. 800 watts people are starting to brag about it. 1200 watts the feel darn cool like they are off grid. Its a complicated question...  more