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RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

I really don't have a problem with it, I left Oregon for several reasons and still love to visit. But with an Income Tax in Oregon I'm much better off in Washington State (mostly). WA & Idaho both did the same thing by raising out of State rates, I don't like it but I understand why. The thing is the Oregon State campgrounds have not been as well maintained as they used to be, and it's really starting to show. They rely on the Oregon Lottery and state park user fee to pay for the parks. With various lock downs and limits on bars with video poker they are not bringing in the income. They need more income so they go after the tourist dollars which is the easy mark and locals don't mind. Sadly, they are not offering more value, just a price hike. Same parks that are showing neglect and fewer Rangers to deal with the problems. Plus, why pay to park at an Oregon Campground when you can just pull off on the side of the road overlooking the Ocean for free - saw a ton of it on our summer trip. Nobody seems to care.
Y-Guy 09/22/21 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: CA SMOG Testing: Anyone Have Trouble w/Non-CA Class A?

With all the catalytic converter thefts double check it's the original. The non-CARB compliant ones are close to 1/3 the price of a CARB compliant catalytic converter.
Y-Guy 09/21/21 09:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow hall mode

I usually use it when I'm towing our boat/atvs/jeep, I also use it when I'm in the mountains even if I'm not towing. I also find it helpful if I'm in traffic and want a bit more stopping power to help with the people that pull in front of me.
Y-Guy 09/17/21 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ruined manual transmissions

Fifty4F100 this is a discussion forum. Forums are not going to always track 100% on topic. Clearly the answers here are not what you are seeking since you only wanted to hear from a very small audience that has actually had a problem to your specific question. With that I'm going to close this thread down. You might want to better understand the term 'Karen' and how it doesn't apply in this case. Closed.
Y-Guy 09/15/21 02:55pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 35 ft 5th wheel toy hauler

IMHO finding what you want in 35' is going to be a tall order. Even the Grand Design Momentum line all start at over 40' - I'd start there and since you already have a GD rig. Personally I drool over the living room setup in the Momentum 376THS, but would prefer a king bed. Would you consider changing it up and going the route of a motorhome with trailer?
Y-Guy 09/13/21 09:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: Route from Blue River,Or to Caldwell,Id.

Highway 20 is a pretty easy drive, watch for the open range areas. Once you hit Juntura the highway starts getting some curves, but nothing crazy. It will straighten out before Harper, but the last leg of those curves are probably the most intense of the drive - just watch your speed. The route takes you up to Ontario, I do suggest taking I84 South to Caldwell. Do keep an eye on before you head out in case there are any fires en-route.
Y-Guy 09/12/21 09:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Question about 12V charging on Jeep JL while flat towing

Thunder Mountain either system should work to power the BB2, and keep it from draining your battery. The plus to the Cooltech might be if it's all using the same umbilical cord vs having a separate line to deal with. Now whether you need it or not, only way to know is to give it a test run and find out. Just make sure you have a way to charge the Jeep in case. I just can't imaging the system drawing that much power to totally drain a newer Jeep battery, sure maybe an old one that's already near end of life. In all my reading about the various BrakeBuddy systems (select/classic/stealth) I never found one with a built in battery, they come with the charge cable and the remote sensor in the motorhome has a battery but that's all. There are none listed on the accessory page either.
Y-Guy 09/12/21 08:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Dolly Question

IMHO better lighting is a good idea. Having been behind a number of tow dollies the reliance on the dolly lights meet the letter of the law, the lights on the back of the vehicle are going to a safer option. I see this a lot more often on the full timer setups vs the weekend warriors. But I think you are wise to consider it.
Y-Guy 09/11/21 06:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: toy hauler ramp

1lakemeadrat knowing your setup helps, but I know some over in the Toy Hauler forum have talked about this and at least one added stronger spring hinges. Sometimes it only takes changing one hinge.
Y-Guy 09/10/21 01:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Torn between two used Class A need help

As an owner of a 2007 Winnebago one thing I really appreciate about Winnebago is they have their owners manuals and wiring/plumbing diagrams, etc. available on their website for all of their Class A motorhomes. No idea if FR does or not but I think Winnie is fairly unique in that regards.
Y-Guy 09/06/21 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gassing Your Gasser

We do a lot of camping in Oregon, over the years I've used a lot of the Costco stations so I know which I can get in and out of easily. I used google maps to scope out the entrance and exits and then I call ahead. The Pilot stops around here tend to be newer and easier to navigate around, one of the Flying J's was pretty bad so I've been nervous since most here are a bit older. But using maps is one good way.
Y-Guy 09/06/21 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

I'd love to camp next to them, bet they have some great stories about their life and travels and not feeling the need to be like everyone else. Kudos for them for enjoying life!
Y-Guy 09/03/21 08:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing Older VW Beetle

Let's put the brake on the brake debate. The OP was asking about towing a VW Bug. The brake debate comes up over n over, each side has been represented here so let's let it rest. If you want to debate this further please feel free to start a new thread, I'm all for the discussion but lets stay on topic. Thanks all!
Y-Guy 09/02/21 10:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Motor coach with bunks recommendations for family

We have owned our Winnebago Sightseer 35J (bunkbed model) Class A since fall of 2006 and it's been a great rig for our family and still with our kids having moved out. I see the various years of the 35J listed online at pretty decent prices. We only had a coupe issues; fridge and converter both died under warranty and were replaces/upgraded. One thing I appreciate about the Winnebago line up is the detailed owners manual and the fact you can still download manuals as well as plumbing & electrical diagrams.
Y-Guy 09/01/21 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing Older VW Beetle

Here is a thread from 2008; Flat towing a classic VW Beetle (circa 78)
Y-Guy 08/31/21 05:08pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Nissan versa flat towing

I looked up a 2021 Versa Sedan Owner Manual it appears at quick glance that the Versa is flat towable with two warnings; don't flat tow a front wheel drive vehicle and don't flat tow with a CVT transmission. I think this leaves having a Manual Transmission for flat towing purposes. You need to check the actual Owners Manual that came with the vehicle the one I checked is generic.
Y-Guy 08/31/21 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

IMHO I'd go through the Gorge to the Tri-Cities and beyond.
Y-Guy 08/29/21 07:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Astoria,OR to Florence OR

So something to be aware based on our trip to Oregon a few weeks ago. There were numerous RVs pulled off in the view spots and passing areas that were actually "Camping" in those spots along Highway 101. I witnessed over a dozen doing this just between Yachats & Florence. At first I thought they were just there for a quick stop, but then started noticing that jacks were down, as well as stabilizers and trucks were disconnected from the trailers. I first saw them as we drove north from Florence to our campground near Yachats, then had to run into Florence the next morning... same RVs parked in the same spots. IMHO this is a huge safety concern. With my RV & Jeep I try to pull off and let others pass. There is a great spot just North of Florence near Buck Lake but some yahoo was pulled over there along with 2 cars that came and went for 3 days - clearly this guy was not dealing with a break down, just pulled off for some Oregon Free Camping. Never saw this any other part of Oregon and appeared to be no enforcement over it. I turned on my camera in the holder to capture this while I made the drive to Florence once. If you look at his right rear wheels you'll notice he's got his lever legos out. Camper was parked there for 2 days.
Y-Guy 08/28/21 06:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best resale value toy hauler or tt

Reality is the value drops like a rock when you pull off the lot. Best resale IMHO for a Toy Hauler are going to be some of the more popular brands like Grand Design Momentum line up and the Keystone Fuzion tend be popular when I see them come up for sale around my area. If you are going to keep for a couple years would you consider buying used? The downside to new is that the first six months to a year is when problems show up, and need attention. That can take time out of trips if you buy and immediately hit the road.
Y-Guy 08/28/21 06:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox battery dyeing

dave from mesa if you have a voltmeter you can test it (if you are comfortable doing it) if there is no power there are a couple things it may take; either running a line back there or it could be a fuse. I know on some Ford Trucks they didn't ship with the fuse for charging (cheap move on Fords part) but I am unsure if that could be an issue on your rig or not. Not knowing your electrical knowledge or if you have a voltmeter I'll share that you would want to test the 12V Power pin and the Ground pin. You could visit and RV show or mobile tech and they can check things out and give you a quote for a new line. Or as mentioned above and just get a charge box, the problem is that you're probably going to kill the battery faster with frequent complete drains.
Y-Guy 08/27/21 12:16pm Dinghy Towing
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