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Mt. Ranier Washington Camping Recommentions?

I have a 34 foot 5th wheel. With the truck connected the total length is 50 foot. Like to spend a week or so in the area hiking and relaxing in the mountain area. Looking for a nice camping area recommendations with water and electricity hook-ups. Years ago Packwood, WA didn't seem to have RV site that you would want the take your wife or grandkids to because of safety reasons. Hope I wrong now and things are much better. Retired finally! Any recommendation?
Chuck .. 02/05/21 09:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any campground suggestions East of Roseburg,Oregon?

If anyone has a area, camp site or grounds to get away from the hazel and bushel of the city please send a reply. I am retired and always looking for a nice, quite, peaceful campsite. Love the quite country and mountains. It seem like it is getting harder to find camping areas were you don't have to make reservations 6 to 9 months in advice and were there isn't a ton of people even in off season like late September or October.
Chuck .. 01/28/21 07:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any campground suggestions East of Roseburg,Oregon?

Want to get away from I5 noise, smell and traffic. I plan on going camping and looking for the quite country life with trees, mountains streams back quite country roads. Thirty plus miles off of I5 to find a nice camp site to stay week or two wouldn't be too far. I am retired now. Use to drive from Salem to Portland, Oregon commute for 24 years on I5, approximately 114 mile a day for work. Not a big fan of freeway anymore.
Chuck .. 01/28/21 07:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Any campground suggestions East of Roseburg,Oregon?

Haven't done much RVing east of Roseburg, Oregon and now we are look for recommendations. Wouldn't mine if I have to go a little south east of Roseburg to get a good site. Thirty plus miles off of I5 to find a nice camp site to stay a week or two wouldn't be too far. I have a 34 foot 5th wheel and when hooked up I am about 50 foot in length. So I need a good size camp site. Like to have at least water and electricity. Sure, trees and water like a creek is always nice. Nice county RV parks are OK. PS: Make your reservations early. I am having trouble getting anything within six months out. All the State Parks are getting booked up in Oregon. Every year it getting worst and worst to find an RV site in Oregon. I have even looked 9 months in advice some years and can't get a site. The Oregon Coast line is the worst in the summer/fall to find a spot. Charles
Chuck .. 01/28/21 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

Fixed images in my original post
Chuck .. 11/25/20 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

I wanted to make sure or try to do the good job the first time around with a clean roof. I believe you will find most manufactures require a clean, dry roof before your apply any product. The roof had a very thin rubber coating that was peeling off in the corners and various other areas throughout the roof. After 3-1/2 days of working on getting as much of the old thin peeling roof off I was satisfied with surface preparation what I did. A good clean roof surface with a good surface to adhere to is like painting a house. 85% of any paint job is in the preparation. Not always we can spend a lot of time on your projects. But usually if you try to do you best within reason; projects will come out O.K. I have to tendency to first research things to death people tell me. I am still working on trying to finding a balance at the age of 64.
Chuck .. 10/26/20 09:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber Roof ???

ilvtravln tell us what product you used and how?
Chuck .. 10/20/20 11:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

Sorry, not the best speller or writer. CAULKING Good catch!
Chuck .. 10/20/20 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber Roof ???

Look for my postings Titled: : Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP! I'am Finished. Roof Coating and Maintenance Report. You will see that I called Dicor and Henry's company and I finally went with Henry's. My first posting in the pictures you see my old coating was peeling off also.
Chuck .. 10/20/20 11:32am Fifth-Wheels
Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

This year, I took on completely re-coating my RV roof with Henry 877 Tropi-Cool 100% Silicone White Roof Coating. Products cost about the same online or Home Depot. $239.89 for large tub of Henry's coating and $12.99 per tube of caulking. If you see from my previous post a couple of weeks ago, I did a lot of research trying to find the best product to repair/re-coat my RV roof with. I worked like a dog for nearly a week trying to beat the Fall weather. Wished I could of done the roof repair/coating in better weather conditions. Sweating bullets all week worrying about the possibility of rainy weather. Below is my step-by step process, along with before/after pictures. CAUTION! Slow down on the roof. If you fall off you will probably spend a lot of time in the hospital recovering if you are lucky! My Process Well it took me most of a week to completely re-coat my RV roof! Tuesday Morning Using a mixture of bleach, TSP, and water, hand scrub the entire roof (I did use a pressure washer to get the dirt out from under the roof air conditioner units). This took me a good part of the day alone! Peel off the old, very thin rubber coating Three and a half days later, wearing out a pair of leather gloves, I thought I gave it my best shot at getting off the old coating Saturday Afternoon Apply the new coating Clean out all of the old caulking above the roof gutter and replace it with new Henry's caulking. Mix the coating with a drill. Pour out about one quart into a paint tray. The Henry 877 coating pours out like the thickness of pancake syrup. Use a leaf blower to blow off any material laying on the roof Begin applying the Henry 877 using a four inch paint brush to do the corners, sides, roof pipe outlets, vents and air conditioners. I only did a 5 to 7 foot section at a time. Use a 9 inch long by 1/2 inch nap paint roller to spread out the Henry's roof coating. This took about two to three hours to fully cover the 8 foot wide by 34 foot long 5th wheel roof with one coat. On the next day, apply a second coat. I used about a full 5 gallon tub/container to do two coats. Lessons Learned: Try to apply the coating on fairly calm day. The wind can carry the coating in the air when applying it. I applied the coating when the temperature was in the mid 60's to upper 68 degrees. Sun helps, but I cannot imagine trying to apply Henry's coating or any other roof coating on a day when it is approaching upper 70 degrees or higher. Too hot for me to do a roof!. The roof must be completely dry before applying the new coating. During the Fall season, moisture in the morning is hard to dry off the roof, you may have to wait for the sun to come out. Dampness or morning dew can take several hours to dry off the roof. Give yourself plenty of time to do a good job. The faster you try to apply the roof caulking or roof coating you are most likely to do a sloppy job and have a mess. Conclusion Got lucky this time around! Henry's 877 when on fine, thick enough to be impressive and I believe I made the right product choice. https://i.imgur.com/lF0AWj2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WQ1kEIg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ijjFJIr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rjSkawpl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Xkk2H3nl.jpg
Chuck .. 10/19/20 10:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

Finally : Got in touch with the factory rep from Dicor Products. He told me that within the last couple of weeks several people have call in about questions using Henry's products. His company has a policy about bad mouthing other c companies. But; He said that Dicor Roofing System is a two stage process. First step process helps the coating to attach to the final/ second process coating. Rep said Dicor is good for approximately 6 years, Just got off the phone with the Henry's Rep. He said their roofing produce is good for approximately 15 to 20 years plus. So is Henry's Roof coating better of is Dicor Roof Coating?
Chuck .. 10/08/20 03:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

First I call Mobile Suit factory and ask once again about roof maintenance. DRV recommend calling Dicor the roof manufacture. Wanting for a response. Just got off the phone with an RV retailer/repair shop in Salem, Oregon that has been here for 30 plus years. They said if you maintain a RV roof you should not have to do anything but clean it each year. Said this;if a roof starts to peel, the hole roof needs the peeling remove and completely re-coated. Doesn't sound like a fun job. Also, once this is done, you will have to re-coat the roof about ever 5 to 6 years. At this time I do not know the best way to go. Need all the help I can get.
Chuck .. 10/05/20 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel towing

Need more information about your truck. What year is it and so on. Older vehicles are not rated to pull or haul loads like the newer vehicles can. I Had a 1999 Dodge 3/4 ton diesel 2 wheel drive and after months of studying found out that it could only pull maximum load of 9,400 lbs. SAFELY. I am talking about SAFELY!! I now have a 2017 Ford 350 Dually to pull my 2010 Mobile Suit 34 footer at around 11,400 to 12,000 DRY Weight SAFELY. PS: I absolutely love the new features on the newer trucks like: transmission braking, down hill assisting or breaking and or down hill speed control. Now I don't have to worry so much about going down a 8 percent grade hills with the breaks smoke up or failing. Break saver and more importantly LIFE SAFER.
Chuck .. 10/04/20 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

The above Dually Kit and valve stems systems will not work if you have tire monitoring system for your truck or vehicle. The Factory valve stem have a special type senors that sends a signal to the vehicle tire pressure monitor on the dash read out. If you change the valve stem to the simple sit as above, you will no longer be able to monitor the tire pressure in the cab. I have a 2017 Ford 350 Dually. Thanks IAmichbod anyway. Charles
Chuck .. 10/04/20 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tail light wiring for towing

If anyone is have problems with your truck display not recognizing that the trailer is connected your left and right turn signal flashing rapidly in the truck, here is the solution. This connector will save your days and hours trying to hunt down the problem. Curt 7-Way RV Blade LED Electrical Adapter (Not a Wiring Extension) #57003 MSRP $31.75 USD Enables vehicles with a 7-way RV blade socket to recognize LED trailer lights 7-Way RV Blade LED Electrical Adapter (Not a Wiring Extension) #57003 MSRP $31.75 USD Enables vehicles with a 7-way RV blade socket to recognize LED trailer lights Built-in, integrated resistors for computers that don't recognize LED lights 7-way connects tail, brake, reverse, turn signals, brakes and auxiliary power Simple plug-and-play design eliminates the need for cutting or splicing Spring-loaded dust cover keeps connector clean when not in use
Chuck .. 10/03/20 09:32pm Tow Vehicles
2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

I have a 2017 Ford Dually and have trouble or difficulty getting at the inner rear dual tire stem to add air. Bought some valve stem exteriors with a angle of about 30 degree and also a tip to go on my air compressor, straight and angled head to get at the stems. Still the angle of the stem is not right on straight for easy air adding. Any suggestions
Chuck .. 10/03/20 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford E350 V10 Transmission Fluid

Grit dog. I am 64 retired electrician. You just might know a little more than I do about certain subjects. By all means I do not claim to know all or see all. Please sent me straight. Please tell me were you think I am off track about the transmission service advice. I would like to some day have a beer with you also. Charles
Chuck .. 10/02/20 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford E350 V10 Transmission Fluid

My best advice to you or anyone is to not try to change out or service your own transmission. Only a professional transmission shop can get all of the old oil out of transmission properly. I learned the hard way and it just is not worth it. I am talking about automatic transmissions. After many months of studying I started using Amsoil in all my trucks and cars many years ago. I use to commute 114 miles a day and a total of over 800,000 miles over 24 year span. Normal transmission fluid is only good for approximately 240 degrees. Amsoil is good for a around 435 degrees. Look up the specification on Amsoil's web site. I do not sell Amsoil but I have used it for about 30 years. Payed $65,000 for my new 2017 Ford 350 dually and yes I use Amsoil in it. I use and like the Bypass filtration systems Amsoil offers and I do use them. Don's Oil web site offers a outstanding rock guard. Please hire a professional to do the transmission service and you will glad you did. PS: Check around, you will post likely be able to purchase Amsoil directly or locally or on line. Check for service shops that offers Amsoil. You can also talk to the service shop, purchase Amsoil and have the shop put it in.
Chuck .. 09/25/20 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
Life is just Peachie!

I first tried to find a used 5th wheel in the 27 foot to under 30 foot range several years ago. The best I could find was a few Arctic Fox that had a reasonable reliability rating. But for anything within 10 years old, the owners wanted close to the price of a new unit. $38,000 to upper $50,000 plus. So, after years of research, looking and many post on the forums I just happen to find a 2010 Mobil Suit 34 footer. The previous owner payed over $110,000 for it and I got it of for $34,000. Yes, It is bigger than I wanted, heavy and sometimes I have a hard time finding a RV site that can fit the truck and RV in to. Need approximately 50 foot space for RV and truck. Had to buy a different truck to haul this RV "SAFELY", 2017 F-350 daully. The old 1999 250 Dodge just wouldn't handle it. Besides general maintenance. Now I looking for valve stem extensions, reliable digital tire gauge and a good fiberglass/ protective wax to put on the RV. PS: I retired two years ago and I am really to go back to work so I can rest up. Working like a dog around the house! No way I would go back to work in lovely town of Portland, Oregon were no one is held accountable for ones actions. The down town has turned into a ghetto.
Chuck .. 08/17/20 10:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I first tried to find a used 5th wheel in the 27 foot to under 30 foot range several years ago. The best I could find was a few Arctic Fox that had a reasonable reliability rating. But for anything within 10 years old, the owners wanted close to the price of a new unit. $38,000 to upper $50,000 plus. So, after years of research, looking and many post on the forums I just happen to find a 2010 Mobil Suit 34 footer. The previous owner payed over $110,000 for it and I got it of for $34,000. Yes, It is bigger than I wanted, heavy and sometimes I have a hard time finding a RV site that can fit the truck and RV in to. Need approximately 50 foot space for RV and truck. Had to buy a different truck to haul this RV "SAFELY", 2017 F-350 daully. The old 1999 250 Dodge just wouldn't handle it. Besides general maintenance. Now I looking for valve stem extensions, reliable digital tire gauge and a good fiberglass/ protective wax to put on the RV. PS: I retired two years ago and I am really to go back to work so I can rest up. Working like a dog around the house! No way I would go back to work in lovely town of Portland, Oregon were no one is held accountable for ones actions. The down town has turned into a ghetto.
Chuck .. 08/17/20 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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