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RE: Traveling to the NW

While there is tunnels on WA 14 unless you are over 13'6" or overwidth there is nothing to stop you. You don't need to hug the center line or straddle it. If you can keep your vehicle n your lane you will have no problems. If you can't, well take a remedial driving course. If you hit the tunnel you have already hit the curb.
RedRollingRoadblock 01/24/20 10:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Crazy Parts Prices from Manufacturers

Go into NAPA, "I need oil filter for 2016 Ford, F53, V-10." "You mean an F-350?" Back and forth with this, still can't find it. He ask me again and I replied "No, F53, it is a motor home chassis." He finally produces one. I get home and get online to NAPA, select my MH in my profile, search for oil filter, yep there it is. At least I was given the proper filter. Then on the other hand I have gone in with a bearing out of my utility trailer, the number mostly obscured, guy looks at it, takes some calipers and measures it, and tells me to give him some time. I told him no rush, I'm going to go get a sandwich and I'll be back in half hour or so. Had it on the counter when I got back.
RedRollingRoadblock 01/23/20 06:45pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Substancial deposit required

Have run into multiple types of deposit situations. If I don't like it I just go elsewhere. THIS! There has been a couple of times when I have said "No thanks" and when asked for a reason I just explain I do not agree with their policies. They do not owe me an explanation.
RedRollingRoadblock 01/15/20 11:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stone protection for tow vehicle

--- seems to be acting up this morning --- And that has something to do with the subject at hand?
RedRollingRoadblock 01/15/20 11:31am Dinghy Towing
RE: Very Bad RV Wreck in Oregon

Not that it makes much difference of the results but a couple of questions arise about the where of the crash. "It took the Ilwaco Fire Department over an hour"... From Ilwaco it is at least a 30 minute drive to anyplace in Oregon and that includes a 5 mile drive across the Astoria–Megler Bridge. /snip/ It didn't take the FD an hour to get there; it took them an hour to dig the passenger out of the debris. Re-read the comment....Dennis The point I was making was that the Ilwaco FD would have been highly unlikely to be called into Oregon. I worded it very poorly.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/31/19 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Bad RV Wreck in Oregon

Not that it makes much difference of the results but a couple of questions arise about the where of the crash. "It took the Ilwaco Fire Department over an hour"... From Ilwaco it is at least a 30 minute drive to anyplace in Oregon and that includes a 5 mile drive across the Astoria–Megler Bridge. Some of the comments in the comments section seem to come from the towing company that is located in Ocean Park, WA. Oregon State Police isn't likely to have them on the call list unless it was an extreme emergency. And the poster that said "Most roads in Oregon have no guard rails;" must be a transplant. I am an Oregon native for 67 years and driven a vast majority of the roads in the state and have seen many miles of guardrails.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/31/19 12:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: residential refrig.

What do you have for batteries before you get to worrying about inverters? Generator on board? Out side temps is going to be the big factor. I have unplugged mine several times at night (Batteries going bad) but was looking at overnight temps into the low 50° to mid 40°. Temp rise was within the safe limits. Remember that without opening the door during the day the compressor won't be running much even if you have power. If it were me I would try it a few times. Maybe a couple gallon jugs of ice to help it cool.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/29/19 03:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Making new center console UPDATE!

Very nice! Any time you decide to come to Oregon let me know, you can build another one for me.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/22/19 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator question for you class A campers

It seems from what I have seen most of the Class A's that have the residential fridge has at least four 6 volt golf cart (GC2) batteries with about 200 amp hour each. I have a 2016 Bounder 34T and replaced my OEM batteries with Costco/Interstate at about $90+ each. OEM's had a very early death. It has a Magnum 2000 inverter. I was going to add some solar this year but had an emergency repair on the S&B. We can go overnight running the fridge, TV, few LED lights, computer, furnace and still wake up without dead batteries. Have done several night stays running the generator for a few hours in the morning and again in the evening. Several times we have had low temperature around 30 to 35°. The fridge is a Samsung RF-18 with an ice maker and for us it has been a good unit. There is a lot of negative reviews about them but been fine for us. Really enjoy the capacity especially when we got one or more of the grandkids with us. And frozen ice cream. One of the best things for battery care, IMO, is get watering system for them and use it. I use a Flow-Rite several places to buy including Amazon. Before I replaced the OEM batteries I would turn of fridge, unplug any non essential items such as chargers and internet boosters ice maker and pray my power would last the night. The fridge would keep temp good enough as the door stayed closed.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/19/19 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Current weather warning for WA & OR coast

Thanks for the heads up - reminded me that I needed to clean the gutters of my house in Portland b4 the rains arrive. Head over to the westside to do mine after you finish!
RedRollingRoadblock 12/18/19 06:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: 1993 Safari continental 37' cracked frame, bad shock install

And when you are done looking at the pictures, scroll down to post #7 and read and comprehend the first sentence.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/12/19 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lights on Toad Veh when Dolly Has 'em (wiring options)......

Here is how I look at this. I never have seen a major rental firm that has dollies have lights on the the rear of the car. I used a dolly for awhile before I went to four-down. I used magnetic lights on the rear. Here is why. I have seen way to many dollies with one or both of the lights dead, how ever with the advent of LED lights the odds are improving. My installing rear lights was strictly a safety reason on my part. Dolly lights, as you know, are low to the ground and out of the line of site of other drivers and may be partly blocked from their vision. I felt that by putting lights on the rear of the car I increased the visibility of the towed and if I had a dolly light(s) fail I would still have lights. It also raised the lights height that (hopefully) the distracted driver might see them and avoid running into me. Kind of like the third brake light. There is light cord Y's that are readily available at nearly any place that sells towing stuff. I used a short lead from the MH to dolly front then put the Y in the circuit and ran to each unit.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/09/19 03:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Be careful about leaving the toilet sitting around without being hooked up. BIL was redoing a bathroom and had the new toilet sitting in the living room. His daughter, now 40, was just starting toilet training. Went to the new toilet in the living room, did her thing, and proudly came and told daddy that she went potty all by her self. They found out later which toilet she used. Interesting project that you have taken on. Looking good.
RedRollingRoadblock 12/07/19 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road Trip! BC to California

I agree with the others on the time and distance problem. And keeping the kids cooped up for the 24 hour drive. If you are open to postponing a few months, even though I know you want to get rolling, try Silverwood Theme Park near Sandpoint, ID. Park opens in May so it may be cool and he water park doesn't open till June but IMO it would be worth the wait. We had or grandsons, 10 and 13 last year and had a blast! It isn't as glamours as Disneyland, but the rides are good. Very good food in the park at reasonable prices, an RV park on site, great staff. The water park was a blast and a must do, IMO. Hit the ice cream store in the park. They make a cone for the teenagers that is huge and cheap. We had the boys in DL when they were 6 & 9 and they both said they enjoyed Sivlerwood as much. We didn't go into the smaller kid area but it appeared to be good. I am plotting a trip this year with the boys again, they will be 11 and 14 and thinking about tossing their sisters, 7 & 4, into the mix. Might try to toss in their mother too.
RedRollingRoadblock 11/19/19 08:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: house battery question

Get a batteries watering system. is one and you readily find it online.
RedRollingRoadblock 11/08/19 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV sites recommendations for Roseburg,OR, Brookings OR

A cheaper alternative to 7 Feathers is the Douglas county park about 1/2 mile from the casino. Stanton RV Park. It is right on the river. Downside is that it is close to I-5 and traffic noise al night, so if you sleep lite... Casino shuttle will pickup there too. Harris Beach State Park in Brookings. Also Drifwood RV Park isn't too bad but a tad cozy to the neighbors.
RedRollingRoadblock 11/04/19 10:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Places to stay near Mt. Ranier, Olympic and Crater Lake NPs

Ok, so I now have a place booked near Packwood to see Mt Rainier NP. Any suggestions for areas around Crater Lake NP? Airbnb/VRBO doesn't have much that seems very close... Crater Lake Lodge
RedRollingRoadblock 11/02/19 09:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Between Portland and The Dallas

Highway 35? Highway 3 is in NE Oregon.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/30/19 02:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Camping near Moab, Utah

A decent place to eat is Moab Dinner in center of town. A full service place with breakfast all day. Lunch and dinner too. Prices were reasonable, service good, coffee okay. They have ice cream freezer and handmade shakes so if your looking for something sweet...
RedRollingRoadblock 10/21/19 05:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping near Moab, Utah

We are in Moab Rim Campground right now and it is a nice setup. Few miles south of town on the east side. Nice, well laid out park, the caretaker is quite a character. Sits above the highway and there is a lot of traffic noise but it calms down at night. Sites are fairly level but gravel roads and sites. Lot of pull through. Good mix of cabins and tent sites. Several have no sewer, but dump station on site. I would return.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/21/19 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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