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RE: On street parking problems Portland

Sure, they'll tow a few RV's off the streets -- anything to look like they are "doing something". But in speaking to several friends and family who live there, Portland has no intention of doing anything different long term. They've convinced themselves that they live in Nirvana.
obgraham 08/02/21 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Itasca Horizon home style AC

In my 2003 equivalent, the basement a/c worked very well. My biggest gripe was that it sat right under the bed in the rear, and was quite noisy for night time use.
obgraham 07/28/21 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

I've been in a few of these sudden dustups, mostly in Utah and Nevada. They are truly frightening, because you really have no actually safe option. Pulll over? -- okay, but if your flashers are on that might convince somebody to follow right into you. Moreover, the dust might last a very long time. Stop? -- well, look at this one. Keep going to get out of it? -- when you can see nothing? No choice is reliably safe.
obgraham 07/27/21 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: ALDE heating and water heating system. Comments welcome.

Actually Alde USA, which used to be in Vancouver, Washington, is now in Indiana. The Alde has been in Roadtrek Class B's for a number of years. It takes up less space than a furnace and HWH. When it works well it is great -- hydronic fluid circulating to convectors and heating the floor directly. It does, however, require maintenance, including periodic flushing, bleeding the system, and fluid exchange. On forums devoted to Roadtrek, the Alde is a frequent item that "just doesn't;t seem to be working right". The company's US division has not been very responsive to the consumer, and technicians that know it are uncommon. In my opinion the Alde is over-engineered for the task it has to do. An RV furnace and water heater are more reliable, if somewhat noisy.
obgraham 07/25/21 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Open in August 9th

We're only in the first day of this relaxed entry program. I probed the Canada official sites and see some inconsistency in what is or will not be required, vis-a-vis testing, etc. I expect these will be ironed out in the days to come. I'll hoping to get into Ontario via Windsor on September 5 for family visiting. Unclear so far if that will work out. Likewise, I expect the US will work some reciprocal arrangement out in the near future. Not yet time for outrage, folks!
obgraham 07/19/21 10:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salt Lake City to Reno Nevada

Well there's no way of eliminating the hills through mountain country, obviously. In general, if you want to minimize the grades, stick to the Interstates. In this case it is I-80 all the way. The standard maximum grade on them is 6%. Alternate routes to get you to the same place would likely not have the same maximum. That road is full of RV's, and likely a lot of them are worse off than yours. Just take it easy, accept the slow speeds on the climbs, and use that same slow speed for the descent. You'll be just fine. Relax, enjoy the views, and try not to think about how much fuel you are using -- there's plenty of gas stations!
obgraham 07/18/21 12:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Flight 93 Memorial

(Off topic): Kudos to those Newfies. Salt of the Earth people. I suspect you agree!
obgraham 07/17/21 02:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Air brake problem

Maybe he mis-wrote, and meant that when he releases the MoHo airbrakes, they aren't coming off, so the warning sounds if he puts it in gear. Stuck-on brake. Hit it with a hammer(the brake, not the knob!), see if it releases.
obgraham 07/14/21 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at purchasing a safe and Reliable Motorhome

If you are specifically interested in a Cummins/Allison rig, then you are mostly looking at diesel pushers. Most of them come with air brakes, because that is a better way to stop one of these heavy vehicles. Sure there are diesel Class C's, too. I suggest, like others, that you not get locked in to a certain specification, but rather keep an open mind for a rig that will suit your specific family's needs.
obgraham 07/10/21 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon rules for pumping gasoline & covid-19

Far from offering "employment for the young". in my experience Oregon's gas pumpers are largely those who might be classified elsewhere as "down and out". I always get out and watch as they frequently punched the wrong buttons on the pump, even to the point of trying to put gasoline in my diesel Class B. (Yes I know the diesel exceptions there, but it happens.) Old and infirm as I might be, I prefer to do it myself.
obgraham 07/08/21 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Route from Flagstaff to Cedar City

My choice would be the simplest: 89 via Kanab, and Utah 14 over to Cedar City. Yes 14 is hilly, but it is done by thousands of RV's every year.
obgraham 07/07/21 05:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Recomended Tow Bar Clevis?

Slight deviation here: On my setup, the Roadmaster pins were of slightly different design, but same purpose. But there were connections also between the bar and the MoHo, and between the brackets and the Toad. All with locking pins. However, I secured the other pins with padlocks, not the wire jigglies. You just never know when some miscreant will mess with them, or loosen the wirelocks. Each setup is a bit different, but the plan remains. On the other hand, you don't want to padlock those big main pins, in case you have to release the toad in a hurry.
obgraham 07/06/21 06:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Thru Amarillo - south to north

When I went through there a year ago I didn't think about it -- through town was a bunch of lights and stop-and-go traffic. If I do it again I'll go around on 335 to the west. (And Dumas is a better fuel stop, too!)
obgraham 07/01/21 09:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

Robert is there a reason for these. big tow vehicles? Or is this just a selection of folks who like a biggie?
obgraham 06/29/21 12:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling to the United States can be an amazing experience

C'mon guys, this is entertaining! Let it run!
obgraham 06/28/21 11:24am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling to the United States can be an amazing experience

So friady, how much does one have to pay for that "US Passport"? Do they have booths on the streets selling them?
obgraham 06/25/21 11:57am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What a deal!---no thanks

This is not new - this has been going on for years. Just a hook to get you to look at new cars or trucks. ...Exactly. Every vehicle I've bought over the past 20 years or so, a year or two later I get these calls from the dealer "We're short of cars and really want to buy yours as demand is high". Baloney. If you wander in you soon find that there is no real "deal", they just want to sell you a new vehicle.
obgraham 06/23/21 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Check in/out timing...

To answer OP: yes, I've arrived a couple of times, perhaps near check-in time, to find the previous occupant still there. I parked up, and waited them out. No sense in raising a ruckus. If they had not departed in a somewhat timely manner, my next stop would be the CG office.
obgraham 06/18/21 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: 93 North out of Vegas

One more thought about the turnoff from 15 to 93 -- they recently re-engineered the interchange, and it is now pretty confusing! Pay close attention while exiting the 15, especially if you are traveling at night.Agreed. Almost hit a semi there. It seems traffic engineers all over have lost all common sense.
obgraham 06/17/21 10:51am Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake City to Spokane Wa.

Of course those of us here in Eastern WA have to point out that the worst part of the entire route is negotiating 395 through Kennewick/Pasco. Just remember: whatever lane you are in, it will very soon be the wrong one!
obgraham 06/14/21 11:11pm Class C Motorhomes
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