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RE: Trip report: Southern Sequoia Nat Park

Nice trip report. Thanks
ORbiker 03/09/20 11:10pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Hwy 395 North through Oregon and Washington

North and south of John Day is some long pulls, but good roads. Map Open the map and see the elevation graph. KEN
ORbiker 03/09/20 11:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2019 Keystone Outback Travel Trailer

Our new Outback is great, except we cannot get hot water into the Kitchen sink. We have it in the bathroom, but nowhere does it have instructions for hot water in the Kitchen... Does anyone know the secret? Thank you, Is the kitchen faucet a one handle faucet? While running the faucet with the handle in the middle, reach underneath and feel the hoses. Is one of them warm? KEN
ORbiker 02/08/20 10:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Grand Design vs Mini Winnie plus?

Hello Group, First time travel trailer buyer here and we are struggling on which rig to get. We are between the GD Imagine 2800bh and the Mini Winnie Plus 28bhss both 2020. The GD is $31,995 and the MWP is $26,995. Both are the lowest price I have ever seen on either. We do like the second door and interior color of the GD more than the MWP but honestly I can not say that is worth $5000. I am wondering if anyone could give me their advice on which of these TT are better quality and build. On paper they seem the same but we want to buy a TT that will last and know we will be taken care of if there are any issues. Regarding weight and tow vehicle I have an f250 diesel so both rigs are well under our capacity. Go sit in each one for maybe an hour. Check out every little detail. Imagine you are camping, cooking dinner etc. without the saleman. We were looking at the GD 376 and the 374 for over a month (on and off). Both are the same floor plan. We also almost bought a Riverstone front living room toyhauler. Sat in it for over an hour. Started noticing that there is a lot of great counter space, but way less storage inside then the Grand Design rigs. We found a GD 2018 374TH-R that love. It's not the money that should be the decision. Find the right rig for you. KEN
ORbiker 01/15/20 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: WFCO converter for lithium batteries

Read about 4 stage chargers. That will give you some clues. Our batteries are much happier with the Progressive Dynamics. I don't have Lithium batteries yet. The Lithium's want 14 or so volt pounded into the batteries till full. KEN
ORbiker 12/14/19 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: WFCO converter for lithium batteries

My camper has a 55amp WFCO power center. I see a module on their website to change it over for using with LiFe04 batteries. I expect the battery monitoring system in the “lead acid replacement” type lithium batteries will protect them from the charging sources (WFCO / Zamp solar) going crazy and wrecking them. Has anyone got any experience using the WFCO lithium module? Get rid of the 55amp WFCO power center. POS LinkConversion table.
ORbiker 12/13/19 09:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Route Lethbridge AB to Portland suggestions

97 south to I84 crosses Lost Trail Pass on the MT/ID border That on ID / MT 93. (# is a bit of a narrow road in places. It's great on a motorcycle. KEN
ORbiker 12/07/19 11:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route Lethbridge AB to Portland suggestions

West on CA 3 to 97 south to I-84.
ORbiker 12/07/19 10:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping Suggtions for Baker City, Oregon area please

The fair grounds RV park in John Day.
ORbiker 11/30/19 09:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dish tailgater

My dish tailgater will no pick up all the sat, everything seems to be working when I take the cover off it Is the handle pointing north? Are the cables good? Are the RV cables good? Try going straight to the box from the tailgater with a short good cable. KEN
ORbiker 11/30/19 09:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

I was talking to my neighbor who works at a body shop. He runs the shop. He said that in the last year the shop's business has had no slow time. There is 1.5 times more work then in years past. He said there is a lot more stupid people doing stupid things. KEN ( Springfield, Oregon)
ORbiker 11/03/19 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: About to GO Full Time

We are about to start full time RVing. We are looking at upgrading to a 5th wheel Toy Hauler. (We currently have a Fuzion 301). What is the best 5th Wheel Toy Hauler to full time in?? Thank you in advance for all your assistance!! What are you going to put in the garage? We had a 2016 Grand Design 380TH with a 11ft garage, separated by a sliding glass door to the living area. It was nice. The deck (ramp) was nice to hang out on too. My wife saw a Solitude 374 with the front living room. Very,very spacious living space compared to the 380TH. Yep. That's what we have now. The garage is under the bedroom and will barely hold the Victory street cruiser. Riverstone makes a nice front living room and so does Montana. Take your time and pick the right one. It really hurts the pocketbook buying the wrong one first. KEN
ORbiker 10/24/19 10:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Seeking expert opinion: thinning vs prescribed burns

I wonder if thinning can be paid for by the value of the timber removed?? And maybe also some money can be set aside for mitigating or repairing the damage done by the logging equipment? I am revealing my ignorance here!! ;) What type of timber? Size? Location off main roads? Number of acres?
ORbiker 09/04/19 09:32pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip Planning

If you have Windows 10, there is a good mapping program called "Maps". Look in Microsoft. Not much instructional information available (that I've found). More I use it the more I like it. You can download maps to use when not on line, although when on line, only the road view is available. I also use 2 standalone Garmins. In addition to being able to use when not in cell range, they have tons more capability than any phone based system. Thanks I did not know that that was there. It's pretty fast too. KEN
ORbiker 06/26/19 09:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Crater Lake

We LOVE Crater Lake. I was a Ski Patroller for 14 years ( 1998 -2012). We took the truck up there while staying at Cascade Meadows RV Resort (near La Pine) on 4-19-19. Only the south entrance was open. I'll be going there next weekend or so on the bike from Cascade Meadows again. KEN
ORbiker 06/23/19 07:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is this forum dead, wow

I too have been here since 2005. It is slower here, but still better info then FB. I'm on the Grand Design Forum also. Great info there, with many of the same problems,so the fixes are easier.KEN
ORbiker 06/22/19 11:00pm Folding Trailers
RE: Trip Planning

I believe the more tool at hand, the better. I have the Garmin RV660. It's pretty good. Using it in areas I already know, I do know better, shorter ways to get to the same place. Our Ram truck's gps is worse. Google map on the phone when there is coverage is the best. I don't depend on any one of them. Just use them and look at the road signs. Using a paper map for longer trips is easier to see the big picture. Then use the GPS or Google to fine-tune the trip. The old Garmin map programs were great. Plot the trip in the program and then plug it into the gps. I would break the trip down by leg or day and use the GPS that way. Basecamp suck compared to the old mapsource program.
ORbiker 06/22/19 10:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

ORbiker, what's it look like inside when the bike in in the basement? Can you still get on the bed or is it up to high? With the bed platform down, the bed is a bit high for my height impaired wife. I have not been raising the bed to put the bike away, but I have been keeping the helmet on so I don't bump it once I get off the bike. Go to a dealership that sells Grand Design and look at the 374 or 376 Momentum. I think GD might have stopped making the 374 Solitude (which is what we have). KEN
ORbiker 06/14/19 07:38am Toy Haulers
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

We traded in the Momentum for a new 2018 374TH-R Soltude. The living room is very nice. KEN That's NOT a Toy Hauler Yes it is. Perfect for 1 big street bike. The Victory XCT fits perfect.
ORbiker 06/11/19 07:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

We traded in the Momentum for a new 2018 374TH-R Soltude. The living room is very nice. KEN
ORbiker 06/10/19 09:40pm Toy Haulers
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