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RE: Internet for 4 months

We use a T Mobile prepaid hotspot. We pay for 6G of 4g for $25.00. After the 6G is used; you get unlimited 3g. If there is 4g available you get that as long as it doesn't slow down others. We've been using this for 2 years. Stream Netflix with no problems. We live in Springfield. We camp at the coast in the winter and Central Oregon in the summer. No problems. KEN
ORbiker 04/03/21 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

I use the aluminum 12ft pole that came in the deluxe kit. It does a big area very fast. KEN
ORbiker 03/31/21 10:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out issue

Did a little You-tubing and I do have the Schwintek system. Grabbed a ladder and went up to lok at the top where the motor is and realized I need to replace the seal across the top. Doesn't look like a horrible job, has anybody done that? Read about calibrating the Schwintek slides. Doing this will help your slides go in and out squarely. Once you replace the one damaged seal lube the others with a silicone spray. I do the seal and the side of the slides to make them slick (so that the seal will slide easily). KEN
ORbiker 03/28/21 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: highway 49 California

Hi all, Anyone drive down highway 49 from South shore Lake Camanche to Co Columbia State Park towing a 35ft., travel trailer? Your experience? When using google map; choose bicycle and the map will show the elevation gain / loss in the details of each route. map That area has a LOT of ups and downs. Curves too. I have attended many group motorcycle rides to do all the roads in that area. DO NOT even look at driving 4. KEN
ORbiker 03/27/21 07:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: TR: Redwoods, Humboldt county, and quiet

I used to write TR's on Pashnit motorcycle forum. I had close to 100 trips. I wrote while traveling many times. One trip was from Oregon to MN, to MI to NYC to KY and back on 66 and 50. 95% of the trip was on 2 lane highways. 3 weeks trip. I even reread my TR a few times. The owner of the forum one day just shut it down without notice. I'll try to do some TR's here while camping. KEN
ORbiker 03/16/21 06:53pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: Utah, parks, friends and a few weeks with my wife

Nice report. We camp thru much of 2020. There was a less people in Central and Eastern Oregon. We retire next year and hope to spend a month or 2 in UT and then MT and then WY and then where ever we want. Safe travels, KEN
ORbiker 03/15/21 09:26pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: Redwoods, Humboldt county, and quiet

Thanks for sharing you trip report. I've been to those places, mostly on my Harley. We had a Citation 10.8 pickup camper years ago. Such freedom, can't be beat. Try hanging out north and east of John Day sometime. It's such a low population over there, you might not see a single soul in an hour on some of the main roads. Happy campin' KEN
ORbiker 03/15/21 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Lassen Volcanic NP Highway 89

How is the road North to South through the NP pulling a 36 foot 5th wheel in first week of August? We are thinking about staying a few days at Manzanita Lake Campground. Any suggestion on the best site are welcome. There is up to the top and then down. It's a nice road with curves. Map Up from the north 2,444 ft ยท and down 3,297 ft in 28.6 miles It's beautiful, KEN
ORbiker 03/15/21 08:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Montana "hi-line"

Anyone have tips for north or east Montana? Cool places, great sights, places to skip?? We are looking at going from Spokane, WA to Bozeman, MT via the Dakotas! We have 8 weeks (April-June) and haven't been to TR National Park. Naturally a swing through Badlands, Black Hills, Devils Tower are in order. But it's early enough that high mountain snow will keep us out of Glacier and Yellowstone. Fort Peck lake has a bunch of campgrounds, but I don't know anything about the area and what's good. Are they all for fishing/boating? I don't know if you have ever driven 12 east of Lewiston, ID. It's very scenic. 12 goes across the USA for a long ways. If you want to enjoy your adventure, stay off the freeways. KEN
ORbiker 03/12/21 10:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mobile satellite

We recently sold our Renegade motorhome & are purchasing a toyhauler. In the motorhome, we used a second receiver hooked to home Directv system for 15 years. We still have the receiver box. Can we have an SD system installed in the trailer & still use the HD receiver? Is there a better way to get satellite tv in a mobile unit? I had these people install a Eagle Dish on the roof of our 5th wheel rig. RF Mogul It was $2000 installed here in Oregon. You will also need a receive from the satellite company you choose. You can pick Dish or Direct. We prefer Dish. KEN
ORbiker 03/12/21 10:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Ceramic Waxes

I used the Meguiar's Ceramic Wax on my F350m dually and it shines. The instructions are to use it as regular was for the first coat and for the second coat after the vehicle is washed and sprayed off to spray the Ceramic Wax on and then use a strong stream of water to rinse the wax causing it to spread and cover the vehicle better. They dry with Micro-Fiber cloths. I find that the more it is buffed with Micro-Fiber cloths the better it shines. Cost $16.00 + - per bottle and I use 1 1/4 bottles for the two applications. Would I use it on my MH? If I were energy driven I might try. Its hard to beat Nu-Finish Nf-76 Carwax the once a year product...rated number one by professionals auto finishers. Its my preference. I too like Meguiar's Ceramic Wax. It's easy to use. I was doing the Solitude a small section at a time. I was working my way up and couldn't reach the top without getting too high on the 6 ft ladder. I stopped doing the high parts because I didn't want to get hurt falling. I did a bit of searching online and asked Santa for the Wash Wax All kit with the 12ft aluminum pole. This way of washing is very easy. The 2 sided surfaces of the wash pole could be used with any product standing on the ground. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1441/0290/products/aircraft-auto-boat-rv-motorcycle-19328730103967_500x.png?v=1601307071 KEN
ORbiker 03/04/21 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often do your remove the camper from the truck?

In close to 10 years our big Citation 10.8 S camper might have come off the truck maybe 10 times. We used it mostly in the winter to go do our ski patrolling at Crater Lake and Willamette Backcountry here in Oregon. In the summer, the Harley was the main mode of transportation. Happy camping, KEN
ORbiker 03/03/21 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Traveling with a Dish Tailgater

I have Dish in my home and also have a tailgater that I use when camping, planning on going to South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming this summer do I have to change any settings on receiver or switch to pickup different satellites. I'm from central Pa and on eastern arc 110,119, 129 It's been a while, but I think there is a place to put a zip code to help the tailgater know where it is. KEN
ORbiker 02/15/21 11:45am Technology Corner
RE: Battery Disconnect Switch and Converter

Normally if you push the battery disconnect switch, you are wanting to let the rig sit for awhile. The battery should be charged to full and gets to rest also. The full battery should be able to rest without charging IF all things get disconnected with the push the battery disconnect switch. KEN
ORbiker 02/05/21 09:47pm Tech Issues
RE: CONDENSATION on windows in winter

If you are drying out gear, cooking and showering; there will be airborne moisture. We camped at Crater Lake and Gold Lake Sno-park doing x-country ski patrol in our pick-up camper. The shower was the drying room and the bathroom vent was open. The heat was on extra warm to help the moisture go out the vent. Sometimes we would have the camper lower window open too to help with the air flow; plus a small fan running. There still might be some moisture on the window, but most of the moisture is going out the vent. Ski safe, Have Fun. KEN
ORbiker 01/31/21 12:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Catalog of all my mods

Nice mods. It down right horrible what Photobucket did. I used photobucket for maybe 5 or 6 years. Maybe more. Posted on many forums. I use Flickr now. Ever photo I take with my phone auto loads to it. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48930636753_2993b4e74d_z.jpg
ORbiker 01/29/21 10:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: 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 The Umpqua River is a very scenic drive east of Roseburg on hwy 138. It goes to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake areas. Then 97. Susan Creek Campground is a state park. Umpqua's Last Resort Campground & RV Park is a small private RV Park. Most of the other FS campgrounds are too small for 34ft. KEN ORbiker, Susan Creek is a BLM campground and is very nice one but OP needs to check to see if his 34' trailer can get in as it has a tight entrance and a lot of small camp sites. Like you said most of the campgrounds up Hwy 138 are too small for a 34' trailer. OP could stay at one of the RV parks in Roseburg than drive up the Umpqua's Hwy and check out the CGs all the way to Diamond Lake. herb When did it change to BLM? It was a SP years ago. I cruised thru there a few years ago to see if we could fit. We have a 42ft Solitude. If I remember right it was a little tight but doable. There is no cell coverage and probably no tv including satellite tv. KEN
ORbiker 01/29/21 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 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 The Umpqua River is a very scenic drive east of Roseburg on hwy 138. It goes to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake areas. Then 97. Susan Creek Campground is a state park. Umpqua's Last Resort Campground & RV Park is a small private RV Park. Most of the other FS campgrounds are too small for 34ft. KEN
ORbiker 01/28/21 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: solar

Henry We have a residential frig in our Solitude. It will draw a little bit more then 100AH in a day. I put 4 100AH lithium batteries and 4 160W panels on the roof. I should have done at least 6, but I have 200W of portable, so We are ok. Having the big battery bank I think works well. I have a Honda 2000i for a backup and the lithium batteries charge way faster then wet cell batteries. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50069862806_bde0621790_z.jpg
ORbiker 01/17/21 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on Grand Design Fifth Wheels

We've been shopping recently for a used 5er maybe 2-3 years old. We like certain Montana models, Forest River Cardinal, and others. We've seen some Grand Design models pop up and wonder how they compare to the others and if owners are generally happy. We're looking for a full time model in the class of Montana, Big Horn, Big Country, Cardinal, Cedar Creek, etc. Good luck shopping. Shop wisely and make sure to check out everything thoroughly. We are on our second GD. The creative ideas that GD has done when they were still GD was very good. We love our 2018 374TH-R Solitude with the front living room and a smaller garage under the master bedroom. Like goduck said, come over to the GD Forum and read a bit. Also look at the GD web site. Look on google for Solitude, Reflection to see the different models. Some models that were discontinued were great and will not be on the GD web site. I am orbiker on the GD forum too. KEN
ORbiker 01/11/21 09:07pm Fifth-Wheels
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