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RE: Never Too Late To FullTime

Thank you ALL sooooo much for all the good posts for me to read! In the early years of my RVing, I posted on RV.NET a lot. I wanted to be of service to RVers. And I did that by helping Rvers here. As the years rolled on, RVers got sophisticated. I was not able any longer to find posters here that I was able to help. And as a result, I gradually drifted away from RV.NET. When by some kind of mysterious set of happenings, I found my way back to Fulltiming, I felt the pull of RV.Net moving me back here again! I am so very delighted to be here with you all again! Your welcomes have overwhelmed me. :) Tioga George . Thank you George for all your wise words over the years. I have been here since Joined: 02/17/2005. My wife and I will be going fulltime in a couple more years.
ORbiker 12/04/16 05:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: What size of dehumidifier do I need?

We have vent covers on all the roof vents. We have the bathroom vent open most of the time. The warm moist air leaves through the open vent.
ORbiker 12/04/16 04:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: WA or OR Coast to watch storms this winter.

Maybe I have lost my mind. . . . . :S. I want to spend a few weeks or maybe a month on the NW coast and watch the winter storms. I like to boon-dock or government camp (low cost). Any suggestion, other than to have my head examined. How big is your rig? There are places that you can go for storm watching. No Boondocking. My wife and I were at Seal Rock RV Park last weekend for a 40 to 50MPH little storm. We came here to see and hear the ocean for 4 nights. 1 night of big winds and sideways rain. Here is our rig. https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5753/30480010364_6e86f9342a_b.jpg The views from the inside https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5669/31283793545_3f956eaef4_b.jpg https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5467/30420973124_da0d1226ee_b.jpg https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5328/31284781485_109f0fb40f_b.jpg And a great beach to stretch the legs https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5595/30938484140_9f36fe058d_b.jpg
ORbiker 12/04/16 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning an extended trip, looking for advice.

We are in the beginning stages of planning (more like discussing), an extended trip starting from our location just outside Vancouver BC Canada. Our furthest destination point would be the Florida Keys. We would like to do a circle route including some of the central states, East Coast and lower states. We are not looking to include the West coast on this trip. We are not new to travel with our truck and travel trailer however we have never traveled the US with one. We are looking for advice on the best routes, sights, camping, do's and don't, etc. Keep in mind that we are only in the planning stage and have not committed to dates or time frames yet. We do not have a specific route in mind at this time. I should mention that our trailer will have a 400w solar system, inverter, etc and a back up generator. We are set up for boondocking, so full hookup sights will not always be a necessity. Looking forward to your advice and comments... What months are you thinking? The USA has a wide variety of weather; depending on the time of year. Snow in the Rocky and northern areas, tornadoes east of the Mississippi, HEAT in the southern half, high humidity in the south, flash floods etc. If you are going early in the year, think about circling to the south first (Utah) and then East to Florida (?). Then you can wonder around the east for an bit, then head to the Dakotas and MT.
ORbiker 12/04/16 03:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Here is a few memories of some great times in the camper. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Oct%20Coast%20Trip%202008/OctCoasttrip2008059.jpg Camped at an Oregon wayside http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/SeaPerchRV04-21-07/SeaPerchRV4-21-07166.jpg Sea Perch RV Park before the renovation. It was a great place before http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Ski%20Patrol%202006/Snowpark2006015.jpg Gold Lake Sno-Park on a Ski Patrol Weekend http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Idaho%20Trip%206-08/Idahotrip6-15-08126.jpg Boondocking for the night http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Idaho%20Trip%206-08/Idaho6-15-08024.jpg Clearwater in Idaho. 2008 Took the camper on a motorcycle trip to save money because fuel was so expensive. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Idaho%20Trip%206-08/Idaho6-15-08013.jpg
ORbiker 12/04/16 03:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: OR-WA Coat to Olympic Peninsula

Sea Perch RV Resort is a very nice park. It will be the closest you will ever camp to the Pacific Ocean without a tent. Reservations are a must.
ORbiker 12/04/16 02:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Olympia Wa. to Phoenix Az. In Dec.

Looks like I will need to drive my F550 back from Olympia Washington This Dec. seems I5 is the flattest route but I believe there are a couple mountain passes. Any suggestions from those that have made the trip in the dead of winter? If chains are required do they go on all 4 dually drive wheels or are the 2 outside good? Checking weather is a given. I carry 50 gallons of diesel and plan to top off before heading up any pass just in case I need to pull over and keep the truck running for heat. Hoping for mild weather for a few day window. 22 hr drive broken into 2 days is the plan. thanks for any input. Mike If you are just taking the truck south, wait for the warmer weather window and go. You must carry chains. As someone said, get them at Les Schwab. You only need 1 set for the outside tires on the rear. Wish that was an option but the last 2 weeks of Dec is my window So just keep an eye on the weather. The weather our here kind of goes in 1 to 2 week spurts. Use Tripcheck and NOAA. http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=0 http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-122.61155717236247&lat=42.000940838214376
ORbiker 11/28/16 08:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Royal Gorge Colorado-place to park trailer when visiting?

We plan to travel through Canon City on the way to Buena Vista next summer and would like to visit the Royal Gorge, but don't plan to camp nearby. Is there ample parking for a TT for a couple of hours visit as we pass through? Another place to visit in Colorado is Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It's just a little further west on 50. Black Canyon link https://www.nps.gov/blca/learn/photosmultimedia/upload/blca_tomichipoint01a.jpg NPS photo
ORbiker 11/28/16 08:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Olympia Wa. to Phoenix Az. In Dec.

Looks like I will need to drive my F550 back from Olympia Washington This Dec. seems I5 is the flattest route but I believe there are a couple mountain passes. Any suggestions from those that have made the trip in the dead of winter? If chains are required do they go on all 4 dually drive wheels or are the 2 outside good? Checking weather is a given. I carry 50 gallons of diesel and plan to top off before heading up any pass just in case I need to pull over and keep the truck running for heat. Hoping for mild weather for a few day window. 22 hr drive broken into 2 days is the plan. thanks for any input. Mike If you are just taking the truck south, wait for the warmer weather window and go. You must carry chains. As someone said, get them at Les Schwab. You only need 1 set for the outside tires on the rear.
ORbiker 11/28/16 02:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Chain Law

so what are "traction" tires? snow tires?? studded? bumpy Quoted from TripCheck "Traction Tires" are studded tires, retractable studded tires, or other tires that meet the tire industry definition as suitable for use in severe snow conditions. Tires designated by the tire industry as suitable for use in severe snow conditions are marked with a mountain/snowflake emblem on the sidewall like this: Snowflake/Mountain emblem. For information on these tires, contact your tire dealer or the Northwest Tires Dealers Association. "Retractable studded tires" are tires with embedded studs that retract to at or below the wear bar of the tire and project not less than .04 inch beyond the tread surface of the tire when extended. The tire industry expects to test market retractable studded tires in 2008 followed by a broader product rollout in 2009. "Studded tires" are tires with studs that are made of a rigid material that wears at the same rate as the tire tread. The studs must extend at least .04 inch but not more than .06 inch beyond the tread surface. Studded tires are only legal for use in Oregon from November 1 through March 31.
ORbiker 11/28/16 02:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Frozen hot water tank

If it does have a leak after you get it thawed and tested, it not that hard to remove. I removed mine a few years back because of a hair line crack and took it to a friend to fix it. He made it as good as new. The hardest part was taking the Styrofoam off without damaging it.
ORbiker 11/22/16 09:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Door insulation ideas?

We have already purchased the tension rod to go in front of the sliding glass door to the garage. We will be getting an insulated curtain to insulate that area from the living room soon.
ORbiker 11/14/16 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Door insulation ideas?

I haven't done it yet, but I saw a great idea on here 8 or 10 years ago in the camper forum I think. The idea was to add thin Plexiglas on the inside of the screen door in sections and hold it on with mirror clips. Someday soon I will be doing this.
ORbiker 11/14/16 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Neskowin Creek RV Park membership

We are members of RPI. Neskowin and Cascade Meadows are our home parks. Neskowin is a family type park with group BBQ's every Saturday. On Valintine's weekend the park bought 4 huge prime ribs for a camp wide potluck. Christmas, New years and all the holidays are fun. If you are going to use it, it will be worth it. We have done 35 nights at only the membership cost this year, plus we have left the rig 4 times in site to return after working wed, thur and friday. The cost of going to other network parks is $10.00 WHat was buy in costs for 'home park' and annual dues to maintain membership?? I know the annual dues for RPI.......just the home park costs? It was $3200 and we got a $1500 coupon when we purchased our new Momentum. I figure we are even already with the 35 days of camping at our home parks. We will be full time in 3 or 4 years, so the RPI will come in handy as we travel across this beautiful country. $10.00 a night in non-home parks. The membership also came with Coast to Coast too.
ORbiker 11/13/16 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Neskowin Creek RV Park membership

We are members of RPI. Neskowin and Cascade Meadows are our home parks. Neskowin is a family type park with group BBQ's every Saturday. On Valintine's weekend the park bought 4 huge prime ribs for a camp wide potluck. Christmas, New years and all the holidays are fun. If you are going to use it, it will be worth it. We have done 35 nights at only the membership cost this year, plus we have left the rig 4 times in site to return after working wed, thur and friday. The cost of going to other network parks is $10.00
ORbiker 11/12/16 10:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grills

I just started carrying the Green Mountain portable pellet smoker/grill. By RV standards it's large and heavy but I've just completed fabrication of a slide out for it. No lifting and those ball bearings roll so easy! :C It uses 12V and with WiFi I can check/change/control the temperature from anywhere as desired. :B Me too. I've got the Davy Crockett Green Mountain Grill. It's my first smoker. So far, I love it. The WIFI connection is very cool. I can turn it on, adjust and watch the temps. of both the unit and the meat. The GMG will adjust the temp from 150 to 500F with a phone app. I've got a hunk of pork loin doing a slow cook today. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1510/25793177772_81c10ba56a_c.jpg It fits easily in the lower storage area of our rig.
ORbiker 11/03/16 09:28pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How much do you love your backup camera

I purchased the Garmin RV 660LMT 6" Touchscreen GPS and BC 30 Backup Camera from Costco when it was on sale for $399. It's working good. I had to get an extension cord for the wireless because our rig is 42ft.
ORbiker 11/02/16 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TR: Sept. in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, & Eastern Sierra

Nice shots. I looked through your blogs. You are having too much fun too. I rode my motorcycle in CA, NV, UT, ID, MT and WA back to Oregon. So much great scenery. The Stanley area is great. https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8407/30067043695_f1fd249393_b.jpg
ORbiker 10/24/16 10:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Old Faithful?

Old Faithful is not ground zero in the Park. That said you have to go there and see that. The Old Faithful Lodge is worth the trip in itself. Plan on having lunch or dinner. Just take in the setting and send yourself back a hundred years. Most idiots see the geyser as just another tourist attraction like an animated stop at Disneyland. It makes me almost cry when they clap at Nature's majesty. I agree. Old Faithful Lodge is a must see sight in Yellowstone NP. The structure is the largest log hotel in the world. The construction of the structure was a large feat well over 100 years ago. Even the bathrooms are worth a look. All marble.
ORbiker 10/19/16 08:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beating the Heat in Idaho - Trip Report

Now that you have mastered the camper in RV spots, try camping without hookups. There are lots of places to camp for free in Idaho. I love 12 east of Lewiston. And anywhere hear Stanley. Camp coming back from Glacier without the toyhauler. https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/314/19193243234_950181fc31_b.jpg
ORbiker 10/18/16 07:58pm Truck Campers
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