Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Tire Minder Post 2–Beta Test

Sometimes the solution becomes part of the problem.  This happens in programming when a patch to fix a security bug inadvertently creates a bigger security hole.  It sort of happened today with the Tire Minder. The TM is the solution, … Continue reading

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The TireMinder Post

The TireMinder kit from Camping World arrived today. I’ve read enough horror stories about Chinese bombs and blow-outs on RV.net, and seen YouTube videos of the foregoing, to have been scared straight into purchasing this product.  You think TireMinder seeded those anecdotes on … Continue reading

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Xite Chronicles Part 3

My tribulations with the Xite AM/FM/DVD/Backup Camera/GPS/Sirius/XM/Toaster unit in the ERA 70X continue to vex me, but I am beginning to think that many of the issues are related to the geometry of the coach into which the unit has … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to NorCal

This is video from my last flight into San Jose CA on Southwest Airlines. I shot the video with a GoPro Hero3. The best thing that GoPro ever did was NOT put a zoom feature on their camera.  People with … Continue reading

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Western Migration

Thinking about a long, slow route to California. Something like this: Day 1: 1 pm McKinney to Amarillo, TX

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RnR Training Update

Sunday, Aug 9: 30 Minute cross-training

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Lesson from School of Hard Knocks

The Perfect Storm The great thing about driving around with a house behind you is that when you need to wash your hands, you have an on-board sink.  In the ERA, you have 2–one in the galley and one in … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Missing PSI-Mystery SOLVED

I posted this at RV.net and got some quick responses. Our new 2016 Winnebago ERA 70X has Continental Vanco 4Seasons tires. The front tires are supposed to be at 60 psi. The left front has had no problem maintaining that … Continue reading

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Fourth Road Trip Report

We headed out from Dallas to College Station, Texas Friday evening for a quick 24 hour trip.  We arrived in BCS late (11 p.m.), so thought it would be good to try boondocking (e.g., no fees for an RV park). Coming … Continue reading

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RnR Half Marathon Training Update

  The San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon is on September 22, 2015, so training continues.  Yesterday, the hottest day of the year (104 degrees), I ran 3.41 miles as part of our training. The route is what I … Continue reading

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