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RE: Carlsbad Caverns vs Kartchner Caverns

I would push for both. The Bats at Carlsbad are something to see, and the caves are great. Kartchner is also very nice, and a nice park. I just like those caves, and have gone to all we get near. Mike
mike-uswest 08/20/13 07:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Transporter tires

Has anyone heard of these tires? The local tire shop sells them and said they have been working out well for them. They have a wide rib pattern which I like so that rocks don't get caught up and pushed through the tire. I travel a lot on dirt roads. My fifth wheel weighs about 8,000 lbs full, and I found that the tires that were on it were only C rated, and these are D rated. 65 psi compared to 50 psi. I could not find any pressure rating on the wheel, only 6X15. I always watch the pressure, and keep my speed down. The price was right, and I only seem to get 12,000 to 15,000 on a set of tires, so I bought a pair. Now I am hoping I didn't goof up, I can't find anything on them. They, of course, are Chinese along with nearly all of them. Mike
mike-uswest 08/18/13 01:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panel mounting on rubber roof

Butyl tape under mount and screws, with Dicor over top real well, and you are good to go. Mike
mike-uswest 08/12/13 04:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trip down I-5 through southern Oregon

You should live here, it makes for tough breathing. We are heading to the coast tomorrow in hopes to get out of it. Mike
mike-uswest 08/01/13 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: How long in Death Valley

If you like hiking, there is plenty of opportunity for that, so add on some extra time. Mike
mike-uswest 07/30/13 03:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Expended rifle shell casings into Canada

I had a friend go across with a drift boat, and they found a few expended .22 casings in the boat. They tore them down looking for guns, and of course didn't find any, but it took a ton of time. Mike
mike-uswest 07/28/13 09:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Spec for black water tank is 34 gal yet 21 fills it???

Mine was listed from the factory with a 40 gallon capacity, but when measured with filling from measured water container, all it would hold was 30 gallons. I tried everything to clean, wand, ice cubes, calgon and dawn, remeasured, still 30 gallon. I think they sometimes get the wrong equipment when doing a job. That is just the way the cookie crumbles. When you have a 20 year old rig, and the company is no more, who are you going to complain to? Mike
mike-uswest 07/24/13 06:18pm Tech Issues
RE: To the guy pulling the trailer eastbound on I-64 today

Putting it on this site is all for naught. No one on this site would do that, so they will never see it!!! Mike
mike-uswest 07/21/13 08:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leave the kids home!!!

This happened to me when my youngest was a couple of years old. We took him camping for the first time in our tent, nice weather, and with the in-laws. He started crying when we left home, and didn't stop until we got back home and in the door three days later. There wasn't anything wrong with him, but it wasn't where he wanted to be. That was the last time we went camping together until he was much older. The same thing happened when we took the kids to a restaurant when they were little. No more restaurants until they learned to behave like human beings. We have had parents bring children to the movies that cost us $15.00, and it ruins the evening. It is parents place to take care of this. I will probably catch a lot of flack for this, but this is the way I feel. They are your kids, not ours, control them. My parents knew how to control me, and I didn't put up a fuss unless I had a real problem. Mike
mike-uswest 07/05/13 10:33pm Family Camping
RE: How much solar charging are you getting while driving?

Why would it be any different than when you are sitting still? Maybe even better, because the roads have no trees to block the sun. When I travel, I still don't travel faster than the speed of light. Mike
mike-uswest 06/26/13 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Panels in Oregon

Are they illegal in OR? The panels aren't illegal, but the sun is by what I am looking at here this A.M. Mike
mike-uswest 06/26/13 08:42am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Solar Panels in Oregon

If the panels aren't supposed to work in Oregon, please, no one tell my panels!!!!! In the last few years I have used the generator a little just a few times. I found that the panels don't work well with 3-4 inches of snow on them. Mike
mike-uswest 06/25/13 06:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What is the life expectancy of the 5th wheel

Our Alpenlite is a 1994, and last year I figured it needed a new roof. At $3500 I considered a new fifth wheel. We did some shopping in the price range that I figured we could handle, and couldn't find anything that had the interior quality that ours had. Therefore, I have a new roof, and am happy. I redid my solar at the same time, and hope everything will outlast me. Mike
mike-uswest 06/24/13 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Timbren rear spring boosters

Mike, I understand overloaded, I am just trying to improve ride for the next year. Do you think they will help in that respect? When you are loaded, they have the frame resting on them, and hold the rear end more level. Most people that have problems with them are having problems not towing. If they are the wrong height, they can hit on rough roads and make things unpleasant. Mine were that way when I put them on, and the company sent me another set of bumpers that weren't as high, and the ride was fine after that. I like them, and you don't have to mess with them after an easy install. Mike
mike-uswest 06/05/13 10:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Timbren rear spring boosters

I like mine real well, but you will still be overloaded with a fifth wheel with that pickup. Mike
mike-uswest 06/05/13 05:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: North out of Lewiston, Idaho...

That hill used to be a lot of fun on a motorcycle!!!! :) Shouldn't be a problem now. Mike
mike-uswest 06/04/13 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Joseph, OR

South of the town of Imnaha along the road following the river there are several nice boondocking campsites. Also up in the national forest there are lots of parks, or just find a nice place and camp. That is a beautiful area. I guess it isn't open yet, but if it is open when you get there, go up to Hat Point above Imnaha, great view down into Hells Canyon. Mike
mike-uswest 06/03/13 12:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Testing Carbon Monoxide Detector

Hold an unlight cigerate lighter with the gas coming out to test the alarm. That is only for the propane detector. Mike
mike-uswest 05/22/13 04:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Grants Pass to Bandon, OR

If you are going for view, 199 to Brookings, then up 101. Just take your time. Mike
mike-uswest 05/21/13 08:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Washington State coastline?

I have been to both, and other than a few places, I would just go back to the Oregon coast. Mike
mike-uswest 05/12/13 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
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