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RE: East to west Coast

The highest summit in SoCal is 4,183 ft. Signs just past the Oregon border note the highest point on I-5 at 4,310 ft. Even if the pass is open, you may be required to carry chains for the trailer in addition to chains for the truck in Oregon and Washington. Going north on I5 can be easy, you can wait out any storms, and just travel a day or two later once the roads are cleared. But once in Washington, if you need to be there say on the 20th, you will need to drive on no matter what. .. There are only major passes over the 'grapvine' just north of Los Angeles at around 6,500' elevation. It rarely snows there, but there is highway 14/58 through Mohave to Bakersfield to bypass that around 3,500' elevation. Northern California to the Oregon border is another pass, around 5,000', that can be snowed in for a day or two, but most likely will be open. Leaving Grants Pass is a triple set of hills, only about 1,500' climb each, and then it is basically a valley all the way to Portland OR>
Hammerhead 12/09/15 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: VW/Audi

He was referring to CARB standards that are also used by some states in the Northeast. Our 2008 Grand Cherokee could only be sold in states that didn't use the CARB standards since the NOx emissions were too high. That's why most diesels use the urea system to reduce NOx. Not to upset people but I like how people are more worried about losing some mpg than our worlds air going to s**t. Yea just leave it to the few states that check for major pollution to clean every one elses air. I live in cali and as much as I hate it I have spent tones of cash on smog checks, smog related parts to help keep our worlds air clearer so we all can breath a little better. Really? California is cleaning 'everyone else's' air? Last I heard, the jet stream flows from west to east. I have a very hard time picturing Denver's or Chicago's or Dallas' smog reaching the west coast. Sorry jjj, CA does not clean up everyone else's air. It does do a great job of using Oregon, Washington, Utah and Arizona's electricity and/or water.
Hammerhead 09/24/15 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fridge Off While Gassing up

Our propane is always turned off when travelling. A typical 8-10 hour day isn't long enough for the fridge to warm up very much with a few ice packs added for good measure. Isn't it more likely that a leak in the propane system will start when you are bouncing down the road vs. sitting at a campground?
Hammerhead 09/10/15 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: college fields goals

Maybe they meant that the shortest field goal possible is 10 yards since the end zone is 10 yards long.
Hammerhead 09/06/15 10:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bad RV wreck on way home yesterday - Be Careful

It doesn't help when many tow vehicles don't have the proper mirrors or hitch isn't set up properly...
Hammerhead 08/18/15 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: What would you do, stay put or pull over?

If you are at the speed limit, why help someone else break the law? Would you act as a lookout for a robber if you just happened to be in a store during a holdup?
Hammerhead 08/18/15 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bio Diesel VS Diesel

Oregon bumped the minimum biodiesel percentage from 2 up to 5 a few years ago. I've run anywhere from straight dino juice to B99 in my Jeeps without any big change in mileage driving around town.
Hammerhead 08/14/15 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Sometimes I do if there is little traffic and I'm in the middle of nowhere. 10 MPH over in a 60 MPH zone is 17% above the posted limit while 10 MPH in a 5 MPH zone if 200% over (or 3X) the legal limit You ever speed on the highway?
Hammerhead 07/30/15 03:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: How's your GumpIQ?

12 out of 12 for me. To paraphrase the results on my screen: Gump, you're a gosh darn genius! It helps that I watched most of the movie a couple of weeks ago. The novel was good, too.
Hammerhead 07/29/15 12:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Damaged Ball

Aren't all solid metals made of crystals?
Hammerhead 07/27/15 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Names of Porta Potty companies

I've also seen Honey Bucket which is similar to Honey Pot that someone else reported.
Hammerhead 07/27/15 08:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Odd comments

Regarding solar, my favorite annoying question is " What will it run?" I think they were asking is how much power does it produce? Enough to run a popcorn popper, TV, etc.
Hammerhead 07/15/15 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found a definite cure for mice...

My aunt in Arizona also says snakes are good because they keep the mice away. :)
Hammerhead 07/15/15 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Border Crossing To U.S.

Don't take pictures of the border crossing. The Mounties made me delete all of the pictures from my camera when we were driving into the Yukon from Alaska.
Hammerhead 07/13/15 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Peeves

People who don't clean up after their dogs.
Hammerhead 07/13/15 07:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hwy 26 between Beaverton and Seaside OR.

It's probably your best route from Portland to the coast. Occasional passing lanes here and there. If it's a clear day, stop at the viewpoint and you can see Mt. St. Helens or maybe even Mt. Rainier if it is really clear.
Hammerhead 07/11/15 08:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: "DEF low, but you know it's not" problem

It's nice to actually see the trees so DEF systems aren't all bad. Sadly, it's not problems w/ any of the big 3's engines. Rather the DEF system is going to be the Achilles heel going forward. Semis are no different. Can thank our tree huggers for this.
Hammerhead 07/11/15 08:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: All time record high June temps in the Northwest !

The majority of the houses in our old neighborhood (built from 2004 - 2007) had central air. Usually heat waves east of the Cascades only last a few days at the most.
Hammerhead 07/01/15 09:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: What did we do wrong

Ditto from me. We never had an allowance growing up and were expected to do chores around the house. If we wanted money to buy fancy clothes (my sisters) or a money to spend at the fair, we got paper routes, mowed lawns, shoveled sidewalks an got "real" jobs when we were in high school. Somehow that shiny new 10-speed bike was more valuable to me since it was earned delivering papers during a cold North Dakota winter -- not something just given to me like the hand-me-down baseball glove my oldest brother used to wear. :) What would cause our younger generation not want to work? Good question....why should they work when mommy and daddy let them live at home years after high school and don't require them to work or even help out around the house. Mommy and daddy supplies them with free meals/free housing/mommy washes his or hers clothes/even supplies a vehicle with free gas and insurance. Nor were they required to take any responsibility around the house/place in their formative years. Mommy and daddy have no one to blame but themselves.
Hammerhead 06/22/15 02:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Maybe you can explain it !

Tell him there must be a hole in the ocean.
Hammerhead 06/19/15 11:44am Around the Campfire
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