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RE: Roadmaster tow bar question

Call Roadmaster customer service. They have been able to answer every question I have ever throw at them. Roadmaster, Inc. 6110 NE 127th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98682 Toll-free: 1-800-669-9690 Local calls: 1-360-896-0407 Fax: 360-735-9300
StarkNaked 01/28/23 10:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: One night boondock at Quartzsite

Directions to Scaddan Wash: Exit I-10 at exit 19. Turn South on Riggles Ave. Turn left (Eastbound) at T intersection - Kuehn St / Dome Rock Rd East (Kuehn St will take you directly to the big tent) Follow Dome Rock Rd East till it comes back parallel to I-10. (Do not go into the first dirt road before you get back to I-10 – its long term where you have to pay.) Turn right when you get to the sign for Scaddan Wash 14 Day Area. Google Maps says entrance road/host site is 33124 Dome Rock Rd E, Quartzsite, AZ 85346. Lots of flat areas to camp, go in as far as you wish. Not sure if you need to check in with host.
StarkNaked 01/21/23 03:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: One night boondock at Quartzsite

Try this link: https://freecampsites.net/#!quartzsite,az I think Scaddan Wash would be closest to I-10. And it's close to the big tent with easy access. But there are a number of free choices in the Quartzsite area.
StarkNaked 01/21/23 01:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Dometic Oasis 975 door awning help

There should be a Stabilus part number on the gas shocks. And Stabilus still makes gas shocks.
StarkNaked 01/17/23 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Queen to Regular Queen Mod Challenge: Floor Heater Vent

I have not done this in an R.V., but I have in home remodeling. Here's an example. Just add a 90 Degree Rectangular Elbow and a new grill. 3 X 10 90 Degree duct Another option would be "L" brackets to support the extension instead of extending the box.
StarkNaked 01/08/23 02:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Campground near Yosemite in July

Keep in mind that if you stay outside the park, you will need to plan on time to drive there, wait in line at an entrance station, and then try to find a parking space (If there are any available). Yosemite traffic and parking Just reading that page is making me reconsider my plans for my arrival in May!!
StarkNaked 01/08/23 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route into Yosemite Valley

Well.... two people have already answered take the detour vs. the climb and another said it's a wash. One thing I've learned in 20 years here is never volunteer too much information when asking for advice. Saying things like "I really smoked my brakes in the mountains" is guaranteed to open yourself up to unsolicited advice. If you really want to have fun and see reactions, admit that you tow a 39' fifth wheel with a half-ton over in the Towing forums... ;) Point taken! And you are correct about how many threads on this forum take a hard turn from the original topic.
StarkNaked 01/04/23 05:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route into Yosemite Valley

Answers: No, I do not have a tow mode. I do have an overdrive on/off switch on the shifter. No, I do not ride the brakes. I brake firmly and release and coast. Yes, this section works out to 4.356% grade. But it's still 10 miles of a 4.356% grade. Once again, I was not asking how to drive in the mountains. I was not aware of the grade or the distance until after I was already on it. And there are only a few places to pull off in those 10 miles. The question I asked was: Which route would you take to get to Yosemite Valley from I-5 Southbound? The one that is shorter, but climbs to over 6300 ft. (Hwy 120). Or the longer route that never goes over 4000 ft. and only takes about 25 - 30 minutes longer. (Hwy 140).
StarkNaked 01/04/23 03:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route into Yosemite Valley

Several of you asked about downshifting. No, I did not. I kind of thought with all the uphill at Priests Grade I was already at the top. Didn't know how long or steep Big Oak Flat was till I was already on it.
StarkNaked 01/02/23 05:32pm Roads and Routes
Route into Yosemite Valley

First, the reason I'm asking this question! The last time we went to the Yosemite Valley we came in on Hwy 120 and the Big Oak Flat entrance. This route has a serious downhill grade starting near Crane Flat Campground. It drops 2,300 in elevation in just 10 miles. During the last trip we overheated the brakes on that grade. When we got to El Portal Road, the front brakes were HOT and stinking. We had to put the windows down through the valley to try and get the stench out! We are coming Southbound on I-5 through Sacramento. So, here's my question. Which route would you take to get into Yosemite Valley? Is it worth the extra miles on Hwy 140 to avoid the pass on Hwy 120? Driving a 30-foot Class C.
StarkNaked 01/02/23 03:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fabric ceilings

I remember talking to a guy selling a class C that did his entire ceiling with an upholstery extractor. I would assume that any upholstery extractor shampoo (must be low foaming) would work. If I was going to do any cleaning like that (I did my carpet with an extractor) I would wait till summer on a warm day. And also have plenty of fans for air movement to dry things out.
StarkNaked 12/30/22 01:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strong winds and water heater problems?

Check the burner tube for debris. Check the orifice for debris. Clean with alcohol. Thanks! After the wind and rain calmed down, and after the tank was flushed of hot water, and completely cooled down, I tried turning it on again. So far, so good. Heated up with no error code or over pressure venting. Hopefully just too much wind pressure blowing into the flue. Plus wet inside from rain blowing in. I'll do the burner tube cleaning when I get home. I'll update after tonight and shower in the morning.
StarkNaked 11/05/22 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strong winds and water heater problems?

My guess would be no water in tank! Make sure winter by-pass is not set to by-pass Plenty of water in fresh tank. We have been doing dishes and showering for three days. Water heater has been working fine till this morning. Timing started right after our next door neighbor left. He had been our wind block and was protecting us from the strongest gusts.
StarkNaked 11/05/22 04:05pm General RVing Issues
Strong winds and water heater problems?

Could strong winds cause a overheating problem with the propane water heater? Winds blowing at 20 to 30 mph directly into heater vent this morning. Water got hot enough to vent out pressure valve. Figured out it was venting because I could hear pump cycling on and off. Shut heater off. Turned back on. Switch lamp showed over temp lockout. Water temp over 150 degrees a half hour later, and even after running some cold water through with heat off. Suggestions? I'll check heater burner tube and clean when I get home.
StarkNaked 11/05/22 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide-out awning

Do a google search for "rv slide topper anti billowing kit". It's the arm that sticks out on the front of the topper that prevents the wind from blowing the topper open while driving. They are available in black or white. Here's an example of what I think you're looking for: https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-3109252-001B-Polar-Anti-Billow-Hardware/dp/B002UBZKA2 Watch this video (forward to 1:34) for a description of what it is and how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDKCSwYXbH0
StarkNaked 11/01/22 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your secret trick for cleaning your front cap?

Thanks for the replies. MButts - I looked at that ladder last year and it was unavailable then, plus some of the reviews were poor. Still unavailable now. bobndot - I like the front loader idea. But they might be out of my price range! I also like the fabricate idea that you can drive onto to improve stability. I helped a neighbor today with gutter install. He had a Telescoping Plank. That might be what I try next with two ladders.
StarkNaked 10/29/22 03:25pm Class C Motorhomes
What is your secret trick for cleaning your front cap?

What is your secret trick for cleaning/waxing your front cap? It's always difficult to reach the front cap when washing a Class C RV. I've tried the ladder next to the front wheels, but it's a long reach to get to the center of the front cap. What do you do to make access easier?
StarkNaked 10/28/22 06:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: System check up panel. What do these mean?

Here is the link at Fleetwood to download your manual: https://www.fleetwoodrv.com/owners-manuals/ Monitor panel is page 16.
StarkNaked 10/23/22 01:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two questions: fridge OOPS! and battery boost relay

Fridge oops - Can you smell ammonia, or see yellow stains anywhere inside fridge or in the compartment on rear of fridge? While the smell of ammonia is oftentimes enough to alert your senses that something is off, there is something else you can look out for: yellow staining near the refrigerator. If you notice yellow coming from your refrigerator and yellow stains begin to appear in and around your fridge, it is pointing to a likely ammonia leak. If you have a leak, you will need a replacement. https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-leaking-ammonia-1918/
StarkNaked 10/22/22 07:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Northwest coast of U.S.

One important note if you take the ferry to Port Townsend. Hwy 101 on the Olympic peninsula can be very confusing because it does almost a complete loop. Hwy 101 goes completely around the West side, the North side and the East side of the peninsula. So, when someone tells you to go South on Hwy 101, you have to ask; Southbound on the West side (Pacific Ocean side) or Southbound on the East side (Puget Sound side). If you want to go Southbound on the West side (Pacific Ocean side) from Port Townsend, you need to go Northbound first, then Westbound, and then you can go Southbound.
StarkNaked 10/05/22 10:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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