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RE: Yellowstone - Spring or Fall?

We have been in the Fall but prefer Spring for several reasons. - Low chance of smoky air from forest fires, which makes for better photography. - In our opinion snow capped mountains are much prettier than Fall's grey rocky peaks. - Spring snow melt in the mountains makes for better stream flow for waterfalls. - Lots of baby animals. - Low crowds as families with school age kids are still at home. - Lots of Spring flowers and the grasses are green vs. dried yellow in Fall.
CloudDriver 09/21/19 09:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

I believe the road you are referring to is route 139. We drove that road several years back in our class C on the way to Vernal from Grand Junction.
CloudDriver 09/17/19 09:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smell and heat from rear wheel wells

An 11 year old chassis with only 10k miles, which means it sat alot. My first thought would be a sticky brake caliper.
CloudDriver 09/17/19 05:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heading to Maine-Need Suggestions

We took route 1 from Brunswick, ME all the way to Eastport and on through New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island in July. Didn't stop at Acadia as we have been there a number of times. Camden has a beautiful harbor with many sailboats. We stayed at Magunticook Lake Campground for Camden. There is also Camden Hills State Park about 3 miles past Camden. The State park includes Mt. Battie, with great views of Camden and Penobscott Bay. Use the toad as it's a steep climb to the top. Parking in downtown Camden is a challenge, especially for RV's, but we found easy parking On Knowlton St. about 100 yds from the intersection with Mechanic St. Free lots on both sides with the one on the left dead level if you are in the RV. Our favorite place to eat in Camden is the Waterfront Restaurant. Great scallops and tables right next to the harbor to watch the boats coming and going.
CloudDriver 09/04/19 12:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: onan 4000 fuel filter

I had the fuel pump on our Onan 4KYFA26100K fail a few years back. On this model the filter is screwed into the suction port on the pump as shown in the pic below. The rubber fuel line goes onto the barb fitting on the filter, which is accessible from the side of the generator base. The filter can be replaced without removing the pump using a deep socket, which is (I think) a 9/16". I used a piece of dowel to plug the fuel line to prevent a siphon. https://i.imgur.com/fL9tiGMl.jpg Onan # for the filter https://i.imgur.com/LsK9Rqil.jpg
CloudDriver 08/28/19 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: Ford v10 serpentine belt replacement

The serpentine belt on a V10 operates all of the engine accessories, the most critical of which is the water pump. When we first bought our 2003 Class C I bought a spare belt as a precaution. It is necessary to remove the air filter assembly to get to the spring loaded idler pulley and the alternator. As a pre-trip test, I tried using my 1/2" breaker bar to loosen the idler but was unable to do so due to space limitations. I bought a serpentine belt tool which worked great. Our spare belt is a Motorcraft 2C2E-8626-DC. While a belt failure is a rare event we actually had it happen to us while camping at Pebble Creek about 20 miles from anywhere in the northeast corner of Yellowstone. When I started the engine in the morning there was a clunk followed by a whap, whap, whap sound. Upon opening the hood I discovered that a ground squirrel had been in the engine area and had been caught in the belt. The squirrel had paid the ultimate price and the belt was badly damaged. The spare belt and belt tool saved us that day.
CloudDriver 08/27/19 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Kanab to Salt Lake City

We used routes 89 and 28 from Bryce Canyon to SLC several years back. No mountain driving, easy drive.
CloudDriver 08/19/19 06:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Drive trime needed from bryce to moab

The non-scary route would be route 12 to route 89 north to I70 east to route 191 south to Moab. Google Maps estimates 4-1/2 hours. Except for portions of I70 we have driven these roads in our Class C. All easy driving. The much more interesting route is route 12 in the opposite direction from Bryce to Torrey then route 24 to I70 east and route 191 south to Moab. Google Maps estimates 5 hours. Route 12 has several short sections of 14% grades and about 1/2 mile of "hogsback" with steep drop offs on both sides of the road. We have used this route 3 times in our Class C. If you have time while in the Moab area, drive route 128 east along the Colorado River as far as Fisher Towers Link. The first few miles is in a canyon cut by the river and has the feel of driving at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
CloudDriver 08/06/19 09:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bay of Fundy campground

We are camped at Century Farms in St Martin's now. Nice place with FHU. About 100 yard walk to the Bay of Fundy. According to my tide app, the tidal range here is about 33 ft low to high. Further up the Bay is Hopewell Rocks which IMO is the best place to experience the Fundy tides. The tidal range there is about 43 ft. Closest campground is Ponderosa Pines at Hopewell Cape.
CloudDriver 07/06/19 08:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Close call (fire) with water heater

I had a similar issue with our older model Atwood water heater several years back. I was doing pre-trip testing and when I turned on the water heater flames came out of the air slots in the burner. Immediately shut it down and later found a spider web right at the elbow of the burner tube. Cleaned it out and all good to go. https://i.imgur.com/enqjj8Hl.jpg
CloudDriver 06/26/19 07:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Allstays Camp and RV App discovery

I have Allstays Camp and RV on both my Android phone and and tablet and it still works OK. It isn't available for purchase for Android anymore. I found the following info on the Allstays website: Android Multiple things happened (map fee increase, a app ban/removal and censor of core data) that led to a departure from Android in late 2017. Full data is still on Apple and allstays.com as normal. The Android apps will keep running and anything that goes to the web (website links, images, reviews, etc) will still work and be updated. But major code updates, data adds and deletions will not happen. You can still reinstall on devices as below. Versions may vary a little but general steps for reinstalling on Android any time for past customers: On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play. Make sure you are logged with the account used before to buy Tap Menu Menu and then My Apps & games and then Library. Tap the app you want to install or turn on. Tap Install or Enable.
CloudDriver 06/25/19 02:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Elkhart to Out West AFTER ACTION REPORT

Thanks for the feedback and campground suggestions along the route. I looked them up and bookmarked for next year's trip. Did you run into any issues with the flooding when crossing the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers?
CloudDriver 06/22/19 01:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Billings, Mt to Cody, Wy

I90 west to pick up route 212 at Laurel, which joins route 310 at Rockdale then route 72, which becomes route 120 at the MT/WY border. Easy drive, we have used this route in the opposite direction several times
CloudDriver 06/20/19 09:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Atwood Hot water heater drain plug

Here's what I did to make draining the water heater easy. Two nylon thread to barb adapter fittings, 12" of 1/2 inch tubing and a valve. https://i.imgur.com/bGt5xnSl.jpg Stored position so door can close. https://i.imgur.com/txdH0Mnl.jpg
CloudDriver 06/19/19 03:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance recommendations for Class C

Check with Progressive. We have collision, comprehensive and liability with them on our 2003 Class C for $407/yr. Never had a claim for the MH but did have one for our car and satisfied with the response.
CloudDriver 06/15/19 08:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bar Harbor Campground

CloudDriver, I have read that Bar Harbor has a shuttle. Did you take the shuttle, while you were in the area? Bar Harbor Campground website shows that there is a free shuttle service available in season. We didn't use that as we like to have our RV facilities with us. There is a shuttle system in Acadia National Park as well.
CloudDriver 06/10/19 10:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bar Harbor Campground

We stayed 5 nights at Bar Harbor Campground last September. We arrived on the 18th, a Tuesday. First and last nights FHU for $44 and other 3 nights no hookup for $34. We paid by personal check. We drove up from Camden, ME and probably arrived early afternoon. No issue with getting a site. The office gave us a wooden "occupied" sign and told us to drive around to select a site, leave the sign on the picnic table and come back to register. If you want to visit the town of Bar Harbor and don't have a toad, here's how we have always found parking for our Class C. From Bar Harbor Campground (assuming you stay there) take route 3 and turn left at Bar Harbor St. Go several blocks to just past Catholic Church and turn right onto Ledgelawn Ave. Go several blocks and turn left onto Park St. Go past the park with ball fields and turn right onto Main St. There is a wide shoulder alongside the park used for RV parking.
CloudDriver 06/10/19 01:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boysen State Park & Sinks Canyon, Wyoming Questions

We have camped in Sinks Canyon twice in our 24ft Class C. Check with Google Earth and you will see that there are three campgrounds within a mile or so along the river. We stayed at the Popo Agie Campground, which is the first one you come to. Not a lot of sites large enough or level enough but we got lucky both times. We didn't check out the other two campgrounds. Google earth also shows boondocking sites further in near and beyond Frye lake. There are some hikes from the campground and the Sinks and Rise are interesting to see. For something different you could make a 1/2 day trip to South Pass City a couple of miles off route 28. They have tours and some hikes.
CloudDriver 06/09/19 05:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Elkhart to Out West AFTER ACTION REPORT

We have used route 36 across MO and KS several times. IMO much more relaxed driving than I80. Route 36 in MO is all divided highway, 2 lanes each side. In KS it is all 2 lane. Check MoDOT Traveler Info. for latest on road/bridge closures due to flooding. Right now looks OK at both Hannibal and St. Joseph. We have used Prairie Dog State Park in western KS for an overnight. From there you could pick up I70 to Route 36 to Colorado Springs. I80 south of Chicago has terrible traffic and delays.
CloudDriver 06/08/19 01:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dewinterizing issue

Winnebago plumbing diagram for Itasca Spirit 24V - See page 6 for location of fresh water tank drain valve, which may have been left open. There are also low point drains in the plumbing system, although their location isn't clear on the diagrams. Winnebago website - Click on Resources link for lots of other info about your rig.
CloudDriver 06/05/19 10:08am Class C Motorhomes
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