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RE: Composting Toilet

Do these composting toilets depend on lots of power to dry out the waste matter and aid in the composting action? I'm not familiar with them but, operation of the toilet and travel needs consideration. Perhaps you can clue us in on how they work.
Islandman 01/20/20 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone - west or northwest enterance?

As the above respondents have indicated, you're best going to the west entrance and will avoid the grade going south into the park from the Gardiner entrance. And as they indicated, the Madison CG is real close to the West Yellowstone entrance, so you'll be able to set up camp quickly after entering the park.
Islandman 01/13/20 04:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park.

Yes, Grizzly was the RV park I was thinking of in West Yellowstone, it's a nice place and located close to the park entrance; don't know about the place in Gardiner though.
Islandman 01/12/20 01:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park.

Since Fishing Bridge CG indide YNP will be closed, I recommend a very good RV park in West Yellowstone, I forget the name perhaps another reader might recall it. West is a handy place to do all the touring inside YNP and there are things to do inside the town also. Another town to consider is Gardiner on the north side of the park, I'm not familiar with places to stay there however, it's been too long since I've been there. You will want to drive the Beartooth while in the Yellowstone area, but only do it with your tow vehicle, definitely do not take your trailer up on that highway if you want to enjoy the trip.
Islandman 01/10/20 05:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: DeWalt 20V portable air compressor

The 20v DeWalt compressor might be just the ticket for you, I'd buy a couple 20v batteries and a charger just to have on hand for when you need to use the compressor. I have several Dewalt 20v tools and they are well made and quite portable, check the factory outlet stores for some good buys, especially for reconditioned items; they have sales quite often. I have no idea what your total cost is going to be, but it's certainly worth looking into, and you will save a lot of space by getting rid of the pancake job.
Islandman 01/08/20 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class Bs with Twin Beds other than the Travato 59K

Take a look at a used Pleasure Way Class B, they are well made and are quite reasonable if you look for one about 10 years old or so. Earlier ones are on a Dodge chassis which we used to own and the newer ones (about 2004 and up) are on the Ford chassis. Length is about 21 ft if I remember correctly. For something a little bigger, you might consider a small Class C in the 23 ft range like a used Coach House, say a 2005 model. That would be about $25K, maybe a little more if it was low mileage and in perfect shape.
Islandman 11/23/19 08:54pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Remembrance Day

May we honor our Canadian friends as they observe Rembembrance Day on November 11th in honor of the their soldiers who served in Europe during World War which finally ended with the Armistice in 1918. You can be proud of the sacrifice made by them. As a younger American Army veteran who will be celebrate our Veterans Day tomorrow, I have great admiration and respect for all men and women who have served their country, USA or Canada!
Islandman 11/10/19 08:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Texas to Washington State

MerryLynn - My earlier route recommendations were based on possibility of your leaving Texas and moving to WA later in the fall; that's why I thought US 101 would be a better route in OR and part of WA because of snow in the Siskyous. If you leave before the snow flies, then take I-5 up thru OR and WA and when you get to Burlington, which is about 70 miles north of Seattle, turn west on WA 20 and go to Whidbey Island. Saves you the ferry cost from Port Townsend or Mulkiteo, unless you're heading to south Whidbey, which would be better to drive up from Mulkiteo, take the ferry, and save some mileage. There is a long wait for that ferry if you get in line after about 2pm because the Boeing workers are getting off work and many drive up to Whidbey where they live. Also try to drive north thru Seattle after 10am and before 2pm to avoid commuter traffic. Regarding chains for your tow vehicle and the trailer, purchase some from Les Schwab there in CA or OR, if you don't use them they will refund your money. Have a good trip, you will like Whidbey Island!
Islandman 10/15/19 09:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Move to Motorhome

Our 23 ft. Coach House Class C with the Ford V10 gets about 10 mpg, but I keep the speed at about 60 mph or maybe a little higher. When towing our Jeep Wrangler, the mileage drops down a little to about 9 mpg. I could drive it faster, but what's the hurry especially on the two lane road that we tend to prefer rather than the interstates.
Islandman 10/12/19 10:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Texas to Washington State

I'd work my way over towards Bakersfield, then north up towards Sacramento and then a little farther north, take CA 20 over to Clear Lake and then west to US 101. Follow US 101 all the way up thru OR (some nice CG's along the way) and then crossing into WA. Next route depends on where you're heading in WA. Either work your way over to Olympia and then up I-5, or if you're going to the coastal area, stay on US 101. If you're going up to the NW part of WA, then catch WA 20 which is west of Port Townsend and take it over to wherever you may need to go. Big thing about I-5 is that you need to plan on driving thru Seattle area between 10 and 2 to avoid heavy commuter traffic, Sunday is the best day unless there is a football game. Have a good trip!
Islandman 10/12/19 12:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Places To dine

Excellent BBQ in downtown Kingman, ask around and the locals will tell you where it's at. It's been a couple years since we've been there, but the food was great...........get some peach cobbler also!
Islandman 10/11/19 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toyo tires?

We had Toyo Open Country tires on our Class B (that we sold a couple years ago, and were pleased with the performance of them. Now we have a Class C and will probably replace the tires it came equipped with in a couple more years when they get 6-7 years old. Check out Les Schwab Tires for good deals on Toyo Tires also. They are an excellent company and you should be near one of their stores, although you may have to go up to Oregon for their nearest location, no sales tax however.
Islandman 10/09/19 10:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

We're very happy with our 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ with auto trans, no problems whatsoever and it's really great to haul the lawn chairs, fishing gear, and the extra stuff that we all seem to add to our "nice to have just in case" belongings. The Jeep is really great when you want to explore the off-beaten paths in the western USA and Canada. It's towed four-down and is easy to hook up and unhook; no disconnecting battery and other items to take care of like some other dinghys; we have the Stay-N-Play towing system for our Jeep.
Islandman 09/10/19 09:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: British Columbia, Canada

You are going to enjoy all parts of British Columbia, one of our favorite vacation spots. From Victoria to Haida Gawaii to the Penticton area, and many other locations in between you will be impressed with the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the people. It's a little more expensive for gasoline, but all the other prices are quite reasonable and with the monetary exchange rate you will be in good shape. The provincial campgrounds are spacious, roomy, and well sited in beautiful locations. Highways are excellent and you will be happy with being able to see lots of natural beauty including glaciers, rugged mountains, lakes and rivers, and most of all less traffic than most stateside vacation areas. Add in a visit to Alberta and the prairie provinces while you're in this part of Canada.
Islandman 08/22/19 10:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Class C With Overall Length of 27' Or Less

The Coach House Platinum units are excellent, a 27 ft. model would fit your bill very well. They are very high quality and as DrewE pointed out above, cost a little more money but are worth it. May want to check the used market, the factory sells older units that are well worth looking at to save a little money.
Islandman 07/19/19 04:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Lawnmowers

Have you thought about using a battery powered weedeater, uses less room in the RV and you can get pretty good at trimming the grass after using it a few times. Saves some money and you don't have to mess with electric cords!
Islandman 07/02/19 11:35am General RVing Issues
Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP

The Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP is now open to traffic; motorists are advised to watch for fog and other weather conditions however. Enjoy the trip in one of our premier NP's and take the shuttle bus if you want to have a great time without having to worry about driving or if your vehicle is not permitted because of length.
Islandman 06/24/19 09:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Toyo Tires for Our Tioga 26Q

Bordercollie - Toyo tires are fine, had them on our Class B; will get them on our Class C when it's ready. Since you have a CA address may I suggest that you check with Les Schwab, they are a high quality tire dealer and will treat you fairly and their prices are always quite reasonable.
Islandman 06/21/19 12:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Virginia I -81 corrider gas tax.

How about all the electric vehicles that don't pay any fuel tax, yet use the roads just like the rest of us? True, for now the EV's are just automobiles, but consider that they will get bigger and you'll start seeing electric powered big trucks and MH's? Out here in WA, too much of the gas tax (which is about the highest of any state) goes to mass transit and doesn't get spent on roads.
Islandman 06/19/19 10:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 93 south from Polson MT and Salmon ID.

The climb up and the descent down Lost Trail Pass is no problem, just take your time and use lower gears. US 93 from Lolo south through the Bitterroot Valley to Darby has a lot of traffic during the commute hours, just watch for speeders and traffic at the intersections. Used to be a beautiful drive, but that was before all the people moved to the Bitterroot; now it's not a relaxing drive looking at the mountains and ranches along the way. Take a short trip towards Wisdom when you get to Lost Trail Pass and visit the Big Hole Battlefield about 12 miles to the east. Very famous area and bad mark on how terrible the military and some locals brought terror onto the NezPerce people who were camped and suffered badly. Not a piece of history that the military can be proud of. Have a good trip, you will be in one of our favorite parts of the west.
Islandman 06/18/19 10:59am Roads and Routes
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