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RE: Escaping heat next summer?

Another suggestion...The higher elevations in AZ...Flagstaff or White Mountains including Payson, Show Low, Pinetop/Lakeside, Greer.
Janss 09/13/20 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy 42

Yes, 42 is fine. I've driven it a few times with motorhome and toad. Look at tripcheck.com to check for road closures.
Janss 09/12/20 12:34am Roads and Routes
RE: How do you go to nearby hike trails after parking in camp?

I use Google maps satellite view alot. Also, if the trail is a USFS trail, try calling the local ranger station for info.
Janss 08/28/20 09:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Using a walker on trails

I suggest getting a rollator with 4 large wheels (7.5" to 8" rather than 6"), hand brakes, a seat and a basket/pouch for carrying stuff (water, hat, etc.). This is what my spouse uses.
Janss 08/28/20 09:18pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

Ha ha ha! I don't know why that blinking smiley face showed up in my post. But when I click on that link, it goes to the right place.
Janss 08/11/20 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

Gnarley....Here is great Tripadvisor article listing all the campgrounds along the Oregon Coast. Read the whole thing...there are multiple sections, all listed from north to south. Note that this article was written a few years ago, so could have some outdated information. Campground listing You can look up reviews of campgrounds on Good Sam, Campendium, Campground Reviews, to name a few.
Janss 08/11/20 05:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

I am on the Oregon Coast right now. This private RV park is quite busy. Some of the State Parks on the coast are closed to camping, some are open. Life is going on almost as usual, with masks, outdoor seating, take-out, smaller groups, etc. Have you traveled the Oregon Coast before? Not sure you would like the weather year round compared to Sonoma County. We come here in Aug. and Sept. because they are the two best weather months. I think the southern coast is more the "banana belt". Not sure about healthcare. Thank goodness, we've never needed it while here. But I do know that Samaritan recently expanded their hospital/healthcare facilities in Newport. If finding suitable work in Sonoma County is a challenge, doubt it will be any better on the Oregon coast. If you want RV park recommendations in specific towns, just ask. Lots of RVers on this forum have been to the Oregon Coast.
Janss 08/11/20 11:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toad Brakes; Permanent or Portable

We have the SMI Stay-in-Play Duo installed on our toad. Simple operation...flip a toggle switch on and off. We also had this system uninstalled from old toad and installed on new toad.
Janss 08/11/20 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: Tow Bar Age

We've had and used our Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain for about 10 years. Bought it used from an acquaintance who I think used it 3 years or so. Took it to Roadmaster to be refurbished (for a fee) about 3 years ago with no questions asked about age. I'm surprised that Blue Ox won't do that. Maybe you could find an experienced RV repair shop or mobile RV tech that knows how to refurb or at least look it over for safety.
Janss 08/03/20 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loading the rig and freezer...

I am salivating for all those boxed treats! I so wish we had a Trader Joe's less than 50 miles away! We have a similar Norcold and it works great, even after all these years. We also minimize the packaging of our food. I try to pre-cook some protein. I cooked and froze hamburgers and shredded pork shoulder, froze several chicken breasts from store-bought rotisserie chickens. We're fortunate to be able to park our MH right next to our house, and put in a 30amp receptacle. So we start off our trips with a couple bags of ice from our icemaker in the house. I find it so amazing when I pack up the frig and freezer from home, I can fit nearly everything in it into the MH frig/freezer. Mind boggling!
Janss 07/24/20 03:36pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Reno, NV to Medford, OR

Thanks everybody for your replies. I'm confident in my options now. And I will check CalTrans and ODOT websites along the way.
Janss 07/24/20 11:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Celebrating 50 years while beating the heat...

Thanks for your celebratory trip report! Congratulations! We would much rather do what you did for our anniversary than have a party :) We've been on 191 from Springerville down to Hannagan Meadow, but never south of there. Gotta do it someday!
Janss 07/23/20 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
Reno, NV to Medford, OR

Middle of next week I plan to do a leg of a longer trip involving Reno to Medford. Was going to go up to Susanville, then take 44 to Old Station then 89 to I-5. BUT, I just found out online that there is a fire near Susanville which is causing the closure of 44. So if 44 is still closed the day I travel this leg, I'm thinking of an alternate route...for which I would like comments. How about 395 north (including Standish cutoff to avoid Susanville) to Alturas, then 299 west to 139 (39 in Oregon), then take Hwy 140 west over to Medford. I actually think I did this route one year, but want additional confirmation that all roads included make up a good RV route. Or any other suggestions?
Janss 07/23/20 04:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: flat towing a toad

Here are Motorhome Magazine's Dinghy Guides. You can check out which cars are towable with which features. Many years available. https://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides Before making your final decision to purchase a particular vehicle, make sure to look in the vehicle's owners manual under "recreational towing", not road service towing. We love our Suzuki Grand Vitara. It's a relatively small SUV.
Janss 07/18/20 10:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Buying RV that's been stored

I assume you mean the owner hasn't used or even started it for a year. Batteries, tires, rodent damage, leaks from rain if it wasn't under-cover storage (mold if there have been any leaks), dried out seals, dirty engine oil. These are a few things I would be concerned about. I would probably only buy a used motorhome that has been used. Then an owner knows if any problems arise. But that's just me.
Janss 07/03/20 11:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A useful search engine

It's funny....just yesterday I found that website because I was researching what I suspected was an RV for sale scam that my friend was interested in buying. I googled "all of craigslist" and Searchtempest was one of the sites that came up.
Janss 07/03/20 11:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Driving in windy conditions

I agree with others, 16 mph shouldn't be a problem. I prefer not to drive when wind reaches 25 mph, if it will be a crosswind. Size and kind of RV, and comfort level, is different for everyone. Know what direction the wind is coming from, so you will know what to expect while driving, i.e. so you won't think anything is wrong with the motorhome.
Janss 06/30/20 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear view camera

I've been looking for an easy after-market backup camera for my car. The one posted by RobWNY looks pretty simple and nifty. I realize it's temporarily placed. My question...what is the difference between a hitch camera and a regular backup camera? Does a normal backup camera give a wider angle view than a hitch camera like this one?
Janss 06/26/20 05:35pm Technology Corner
RE: free or low cost overnight near Spokane?

Cabelas in Post Falls ID is where we stay to visit a friend in Spokane. But that's on the east side, not the west which you requested.
Janss 06/26/20 11:20am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

I do as JimK described to try to save money. I search the internet. You can sometimes find amazing specific instructive videos on Youtube. I changed the hard drive and RAM in my very old laptop following a youtube video...and I mean the video was screw by screw for my specific model. I was so proud of myself! :) We also try to watch any RV tech while they fix stuff on our RV so we can learn. We have not had much trouble finding a mobile RV tech or shop in all our travels. Well, sometimes we had to make 3 or 4 phones calls to different places. But we have never been stuck out in the cold (or heat). And I agree that most will help you expediently if they know you are traveling.
Janss 06/19/20 10:33am Beginning RVing
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