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RE: Membership Parks-Thousand Trails,,,,Escapees etc

We have had a Thousand Trails membership for many years. This year we are seriously considering giving it up. The parks have become more like low income rental lots than family parks. Almost all the nice sites are occupied under yearly lease agreements. Many of the parks are in poor condition as maintenance is slow to happen. The last park we stayed in it took us three tries to find a site with working electricity and the site we finally stayed in had an open sewer connection from which the odor drifted into our coach. Save your money and camp some place nice.
bdpreece 12/11/17 07:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: When do you empty black tank on hookup?

Never empty tank unless it is at least 3/4 full.
bdpreece 12/08/17 09:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: Alien Dog

DOG is GOD spelled backwards, or is it correctly??
bdpreece 12/08/17 05:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Verizon coverage in Yuma

Have a lot in the foothills of Yuma and Verizon works just great.
bdpreece 12/04/17 08:10pm Snowbirds
RE: A thought that goes against the norm!

I suspect the "drain it warm" warning started back when oil was a single grade product and draining it cold took forever and failed to take the sludge with it. Now that we have multi grade and synthetic products the oil is thin cold. My personal opinion is that my engine drains good cold takes the sludge with it and I actually get more old oil out. So for me it's drained cold.
bdpreece 11/27/17 11:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH Dometic NDR 1292 Refrigerator Stopped Working?

Have to agree with Old-Biscuit; check ground connection. Also look for corroded or loose connections on all other wiring. As stated bad cooling units don't start and stop.
bdpreece 11/25/17 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Highway 299 Redding to Eureka

Have made the trip several times in a 41.5 motorhome towing a 2014 Ford Explorer. Steep in spots and lots of curves just don't expect to make any kind of time. You will do fine.
bdpreece 11/23/17 12:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water tank check valve

WD40 is a water-displacer (WD) with surface corrosion inhibitors. It's not really a penetrating oil. My preference is PB Blaster. Spray on and let it soak. Periodically tap with a hammer to break things free. Might take a day or two and several applications if it is really bad.
bdpreece 11/19/17 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Warranty Forever!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Bought a new car with a lifetime warranty many years ago. I figured out pretty fast that it would cost me more to meet the warranty conditions than it would be to buy a new car every four or five years. As they say "READ THE FINE PRINT"
bdpreece 11/17/17 10:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you guys look for RV Parks?

When on the road my first choice is to find a park on Passport America. If we are going to spend several days then I go to RV Park Reviews.
bdpreece 11/15/17 06:23pm Beginning RVing

The tiny house craze seems to be driven by the need for new or unique TV shows more than anything else. HGTV seems to really have a lot on tiny homes. Although tiny homes are probably better designed for year around living they are not really designed to be road worthy for more than short distances in most cases. I suspect the mojor draw is, parking them on city lots without having to meet building codes or having to pay property taxes.
bdpreece 11/12/17 09:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace not working please help

Do you have a salesman's switch by the door and if so did it get shut off?
bdpreece 11/03/17 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: RV accident at a Roundabout.

Dual lane roundabout on the outskirts of Astoria Oregon. Signs posted saying do not drive next to trucks. They probably should post it for large RV's also. It's hard to keep your rig inside the lines.
bdpreece 11/02/17 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Are we almost there yet?

Arrived in Yuma last sunday the 22 Oct. Hot every day, in the 90s . You are a little late. We arrived on Sept 28th. Seems to be a lot cooler now.
bdpreece 10/28/17 07:17pm Snowbirds
RE: New Tires on Workhorse, Where near Olympia WA?

Les Schwab, they carry Toyo tires an excellent RV choice. Try to make it to Oregon no sales tax then.
bdpreece 10/26/17 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fuel water separator filter

You will notice my directions said to have the filter filled and ready to install. I installed one dry one time. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!! I don't care what Cat or Cummins say.
bdpreece 10/24/17 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fuel water separator filter

Not an uncommon problem. Simplest solutions is to only change filter when tank is low, park on a slope with the nose down. If yours has the removable bowl on the bottom of the filter purchase a second and have it installed on the new filter before attempting change. My recommendation is to have the new filter filled with diesel and ready to install. Other than installing a shutoff in the line this is the best you can do.
bdpreece 10/24/17 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: portable water softener

I have used the Flow-Pur 10,000 grain softener for years and I am very happy. It only takes 2# of table salt and a funnel to put it in without a mess. Let the salt water mix sit for 5 minutes and then do a slow rinse for 20 minutes and you are good to go for about a month (somewhat less in really hard water areas) or about 1000 gallons of water usage. We are wintering in Yuma and installed a Flow-pur 10,000 about two weeks ago. Unbelievable how much better the water is. Should have purchased one years ago.
bdpreece 10/22/17 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seasonal RV Security?

If you purchase in a manufactured home park you are probably about as safe as you can get. Keep some kind of heat on and hook up a light to a timer. Your bigger problem as mentioned is the dampness and salt air. Several years ago we built a house on the Oregon coast on which we installed a metal front door. Before we could finish the house the front door rusted through and the door handle fell off. Prior to that we had a mobile home on the coast. The first year we did not keep heat on and when we went down to use it had mushrooms growing in the carpet.
bdpreece 10/21/17 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: ? Which Resale Campground Membership to get ?

Be extremely cautious about buying into a membership campground. Several years ago we bought a Western Horizons Campground membership. At the time we bought they had 22 parks and said they were adding more. What they really did was collect our dues while selling off the parks. At least two of the parks were actually just sold off to the son of the owner removing them from the membership unless we wanted to rejoin the (new) parks. Not saying all campground memberships are crooked but, if you see the name Loken as an owner anywhere run.
bdpreece 10/21/17 10:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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