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RE: Slide out awning

Your going to get a ton of opinions on this subject. IMHO they are worth every penny.
donn0128 05/29/15 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon State Parks....campsite sizes?

Like any other park system it varies. We camp host for OPRD, and I will tell you, there is no one size fits all in the parks. Where we are going Monday there are sites that can fit a 40 foot MH, and there are sites that barely accomodate a single car and tent. OPRD parks are mostly older, meaning at least 20 years old. Ther were generally not designed for the large RVsmfound today. But having said that, we have not had a problem finding sites for our 35 foot fifth wheel. Coast parks tend to be more closed in than say central and eastern Oregon. But even on the coast you can find decent sized spots with a little research.
donn0128 05/29/15 07:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trim work in RV any suggestions

Back side up. If your trying to cut with the finish side up, turn it over.
donn0128 05/28/15 05:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Old Man Going I-Phone ------ Advice Please

What do you want a smart phone for? That is the ? You need to answer first. Mifi is nice, but not really necessary. Smart phones have wifi capabilities that just need to be turned on. As fas as which smart phone, you need first to decide which technonogy. If you have other Apple products then its ammo brainer. Personally, I hate DWs Iphone, preferring my Android. But thats just me.
donn0128 05/28/15 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Help crossing Canada

Be sure to visit the wineries up there. Lots of them around the lake. The corssing is a mixed bag. One of my worst experiences, they did a full search of the RV. After a long days drive it was really exsparating. Locals told me a lot of drugs try crossing this border crossing, so they are on the look out.
donn0128 05/28/15 03:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2015 Silverado opinions

You might compare a Toyota Tundra to it and see. Both daughters bought Tundra for better overall vehicle.
donn0128 05/28/15 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Forest River products?

I think if you check out a select single floor plan you will see the difference. Evo is pretty light weight. Surveyor is maybe a bit better overall. Coachman is probably the fanciestmof the theee. I guess budget and TV need to play a part in your decision. Can your TV safely handle each loaded floor plan your looking at? Is there enough room for your family to be comfortable? Are holding tanks sufficiently large for your needs? Is it strong enough to hold up until it is paid off?
donn0128 05/28/15 03:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Forest River products?

Have you looked at the FR web site?
donn0128 05/28/15 02:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: purchase of toy hauler

First off, welcome. As for a mobile massage? Going to be pretty difficult to accomplish. Most RV parks do not allow a business to be run out of your RV, especially one where people come to you. I also would have reservations if you tried interstate with no business license in each state. Bottom line I think you would find it difficult to make any money. Good thought, just not practicle.
donn0128 05/28/15 02:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: Residential Fridge & Residential AC ??

Reaidential refers are becoming very popular. The package includes more batteries and an inverter to power it on the road. If you never remote camp without hookups then it is a good option. As for heat pumps? They are nothing more than an air conditioning unit that can be reversed. They do OK in areas where year round temps are mild. Once below about 40 degrees heat pumps become worthless. Thus even those with a HP will have a back up furnace. Personally after living for 10 years with a HP, I would never consider one again.
donn0128 05/28/15 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Play/Slack in Steering

You really need to look at the stearing box. If it is adjustable there will be a screw locked in place by a large nut. Loosten the nut, using a large flat blade screwdriver turn till it stops, maybe a quarter turn or less. While holding the screw in position, tighten the nut. Test drive, readjust is necessary. There does need to be a bit of play to work correctly.
donn0128 05/28/15 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please critique my itinerary to WA/OR

Still pretty aggressive, but better. Bring warm clothes and good rain coats. Might not need them, but better prepared than the alternative
donn0128 05/28/15 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Please critique my itinerary to WA/OR

Second generation Oregonian, I have seen hard freeze every month of the year in Central Oregon. While Sept on the coast is usually nice, by the second week of October the rains can set in pretty steady. Everbody has their opinions, and I expressed mine. You are welcome to express yours! Donn, my perceptions are different than yours. Our annual rainfall avg. here on the Central coast is only 5" in October, and negligible in Sept. However, it certainly can vary year to year.... and be more up North.....but my point is that it is nothing to be of concern for the planned trip by the original poster. Your temps in the Bend / Central Oregon area are the same situation ... I don't consider temps in the upper 20s to low 30s to be of great concern...although if it rains at those times that could be a problem on the passes. The zero degrees I experienced in Burns a couple Winters ago is definitely a "hard freeze", though. I just did not want the original poster to be too dissuaded from his trip during that period of the year as most of it should be just dandy for him. Me neither, but he really needs to be prepared for the worst. I have walked on the beach in short sleeves in January. I have also seen snow on the beach in January. My point is Oregon is one of the most unpredictable areas of the country.
donn0128 05/27/15 07:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Extra Fridge

Coleman and a lot of others are thermalelectric, not real refers. They are lucky to be good for 20 degrees less than outside temps. Granted, they are cheap, but you get what you pay for. Dometic is a compressor refer that will get down to and hold zero degrees with no problem
donn0128 05/27/15 04:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: dicor sealer question

Did you clean the area with something?
donn0128 05/27/15 04:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Please critique my itinerary to WA/OR

Second generation Oregonian, I have seen hard freeze every month of the year in Central Oregon. While Sept on the coast is usually nice, by the second week of October the rains can set in pretty steady. Everbody has their opinions, and I expressed mine. You are welcome to express yours!
donn0128 05/27/15 04:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Please critique my itinerary to WA/OR

Poor choices. Besides way late in the season, you need 10 days just for the coast to do it justice. Crater lake will be all closed down for the season, possibly snow by then. Bend area? Expect highs in the 50's and overnights below freezing. Bend area is high desert region. 4000 foot elevations. Coast by then will be 40's/50's and lots of rain. Honestly your itiniary is at least 30 days late for the best weather.
donn0128 05/27/15 04:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Extra Fridge

Dometic sells one in several sizes. We use one of the larger ones in our basement as a freezer. We can pack nearly a months worth of meat. It works off of 12VDC or 120VAC. I have ours set up to automatically switch when I unplug.
donn0128 05/27/15 03:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: TV Tires

Stick with stock size if you can. OS tires will throw your speedometer off and could possibly mess up your enissions.
donn0128 05/27/15 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Please help with new to me camper issue

If you are connected to shore power (120VAC) then the battery should be charged by the converter/charger. Usually this is located near or behind the fuse panel. You need to get a decent cheap volt meter. Fuses might look good, but there is only one true way to know. Voltage test. My guess you will find no 12VDC through at least one of the fuses. You should also look behind the radio. Many will have at least one inline fuse for presets. But I have also seen a power fuse for the radio.
donn0128 05/27/15 08:57am General RVing Issues
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