I'm planning to go to Pebble Beach to play that once in a lifetime round all us golfers dream of. I was told that you must stay in one of Pebble Beach's hotels before you're allowed to play the course. Is this true? If not could someone advise location of an rv campground close to PB? Oh yeah, DW prefers full h'ups if available. Thanks
No this is not true. Staying in a Pebble Beach Lodge affords you the privilege of reserving a tee time more than 24 hours in advance (for the Pebble Beach Links anyways.....) The other courses allow a slightly larger window for non-resort guests, but not much.
If you want to play The Links, just call VERY early in the AM (think like 0700 hours) and reserve a spot for the next day. If you try for a mid-week spot, you should have much greater luck.
After your round, I would suggest skipping lunch/dinner at The Lodge and head over to Spanish Bay for drinks at sunset. There is a bagpiper that plays on the nearby hillsides to send the sun off for the evening. The outdoor veranda is nice and cozy and it's quite the experience.
Have your wallet ready, but I'm sure you already know that.....
As far as places to RV, we typically stay at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Not the greatest or most scenic place in the area, but certainly the least expensive and plenty close to Pebble.
FHU but the sewer connection is a bit funky in some spots (read the reviews)
I had similar concerns about daily driving a dually. Those concerns disappeared within one week of driving.
Every time I even think about cursing the day I chose a dually, I think about the good feeling I have when we hitch up and drive off to the next adventure.............yeah :B
I recently had a similar problem that started small (multiple areas 2-3 inches in diameter) and grew over the course of a year to long (3 to 5 FOOT) strips of loose material.
The problem was compounded by the fact that the wave of air that passes over the front of the fiver when towing creates a low pressure zone and pulls the roof material up off the decking.
Eventually I had a "bubble" forming every time I towed at freeway speeds. This led to the EPDM tearing from around the front attic vent and A/C unit.
I too asked around when the areas were small and spread out and was told it was "normal". Fortunately I took photos and notified the manufacturer right after I noticed the problem. When it became a "bubble" and tearing issue, the trailer was a few months out of warranty but since I had already documented the issue, Forest River replaced the entire roof (EPDM only) under warranty. 5 months later it's still adhering properly with no bubbles whatsoever.
I watched the process at the dealership and noticed that the original EPDM was laid down by apparently spraying glue onto the plywood decking. Unfortunately the spraying technique didn't completely or evenly cover all the decking, leading to sections that had no glue on them at all. I figure this is where the 2-3" sections started and they eventually migrated together to form the 3-5 foot sections.
When my dealer replaced the EPDM, they *ROLLED* the glue onto the plywood (similar to how you would lay down a laminate countertop). More work and personnel than simply waving a spray gun, but complete coverage for a job apparently well done.
In short, based on my experience I would say NO it's not normal and you should move to have it repaired. Whether it can be repaired in a section or the entire roof has to be replaced is a matter for your dealer and manufacturer to determine.
Aluminum Step Stool
Lightweight so it's easy in/out and rides nice in the bed under the folding tonneau.
Comes in handy for other things around camp, hence the reason I didn't get something that attaches to the truck like the Bully or BedStep 2.
No, changed my position on this issue. Good, fast wifi is virtually free. But myself and all the other rich evil park owners need big writeoffs, so we pay much more than necessary. And since we are evil, we then make sure it doesn't work, so we can make our customers angry. That's just the way us 1 percenters roll.
You win at the Internet today sir!
Mine also has the vapor recovery canister. I believe these were fitted on CA models to comply with CARB regulations. Basically it's a passive device to collect vapor from the fuel tank and carburetor overflows and prevent them from being vented to the atmosphere.
Some people have problems with the canister "plugging up", but most likely it's from overfilling the fuel tank on a regular basis and allowing the fuel to overflow into the canister and varnish it up. This is a frequent problem for motorcycles and other small engines with vapor recovery canisters.
I would not suggest plugging the open port on the canister. Since the fuel tank is vented through the canister, plugging the canister will cause fuel delivery problems.
I think your oil traces are most likely from spillage during oil changes (especially from around the drain plug). I've found it much easier to take off the panels when changing the oil, which also allows me to have a good visual look at the genny.
As far as the squeaking noise, mine makes a similar noise that I can also compare to a faint fan belt noise in an older car. I took off all the covers and found it emanates from somewhere within the stator and rotor assemblies. It's not engine related from what I can tell.
Aside from the usual "bring it in and we'll take a look at it" comments from local Yamaha dealers, I've been told it's nothing to worry about.
Bought used (with less than 50 hours on the generator) and 2 years and another 80 hours later, still running strong.
As already mentioned, Golden Shore in Long Beach (private) or about 15-20 minutes further south at Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach (state park) are the only parks that meet your criteria.
If you stay at Golden Shore, I would suggest you ask for a space NOT along the bike path for security reasons. I would also second the recommendation about not venturing out too far from the downtown area.
If you venture north, Dockweiler State Beach is the only option I'm aware of........but it is DIRECTLY under the takeoff flight path for LAX.
About 30 minutes further south, Crystal Cove State Park and Newport Dunes (private) are excellent choices. While only Crystal Cove is along PCH, they are both on the more expensive side of things ($65+ per night).
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45 ACP - The 5' extension hose with twist ends will work great with my current 15' setup. I have everything else that you pointing out as far as the hoses. This would also extend my range to 20' so I could have the tote closer to the truck when filling it up. I will need to get a cap of some type to put on the end of my hose where I don't have to roll it back up each type after I do a dump. Will I also need a 5' piece for when I dump the tote at the dump station?
I just use my regular sewer hose when I dump the tote at the station. The tote has a "standard" 3" gate valve with lugs on its side, so any regular sewer hose will do for dumping purposes.
For end caps, just get something like this and this
I also forgot to address one other advantage of doing the wheel swap: Ease of movement over unpaved terrain.
Someone earlier mentioned a potential problem of moving the filled tote. I used the tote before and after the wheel swap at the same county campground (crushed gravel sites and unpaved areas between sites) and I found the pneumatic tires made moving the tote from the side of the rig to the tow hitch on the truck MUCH EASIER.
Any suggestions on the pneumatic tire change-out?
Keeping in mind I also have the 42 gallon Barker, here is what I did (sounds a lot like what cmarq did):
For the front tires, I bought these
I also bought a short length of 1/2" stainless rod, chopped it to a new length, and used it to replace the stock front axle. It looks WAY better than using all-thread or other solutions I've seen.
For the rear tires, I bought these
Since they are not originally from a caster, they don't have a hub protruding from both sides, just the back. That allows you to use the stock rear axle, which is a bear to replace.
To retain the stock look and for ease of installation and use, I purchased replacement axle nuts like these:
1/2" size for the front, 5/8" size for the rear. You can find them at industrial hardware supply stores like McFaddendale, Fastenal, etc.
Once I had all the parts together, installation took about 20 minutes.
One other thing I might suggest is to buy a short GOOD quality hose and a 45 (or 90) degree fitting to use when filling the tote. Something like:
...because the wimpy shorty stinky slinky that comes with the Barker just won't cut it.
Also, with this combo you can fill your Barker by swapping out the lug fitting on the one end of the 5' hose for the bayonet fitting. Otherwise, the 5' hose works great as an extension hose for your regular setup.
As seen in the RV Travel newsletter here
"Travel trailer manufacturer, Earthbound Recreational Vehicles LLC, has closed its doors. Economic woes have led to an auction of company assets in an attempt to settle up a $2 million loan."
The "Rapid Cab Supplemental Heater" is an electrical element hung immediately downstream from the heater core.
When the engine coolant temperature is below 85F, the element energizes when you turn on the engine and provides *some* low-level heat until the engine warms up enough to do it the old-fashioned way via the heater core.
If you're hearing a vibration, it's either the fan itself or something else.
I wholeheartedly agree with Turtle, the dealer should have hooked up to the OBD II port and checked for trouble codes.
Alternatively you could buy your own code reader for the next time it happens (and believe me, it WILL happen). Codes are easy enough to look up on the internet.
You could either buy a handheld code reader and use it as needed or use an electronic gauge setup (like an EDGE Insight for example) and also use it for monitoring engine/trans temps during everyday use.
I found that I got better service from a dealer if I came in with a problem and told them, "It's showing a XXXX code." Gives them less opportunity to say stupid things like "It fixed itself."