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RE: Camping membership for full timers?

We are members of Sound Pacific RV in Oregon. With the membership we can use the RPI parks and the ROD Parks. Depending on where you want to be will help you decide if you want a membership or not. Camping and RV parks cost is going up ever year, including memberships.
ORbiker 05/17/18 10:46pm Full-time RVing

Seattle is not the most traffic friendly place. I-5 either around Portland north. I stay as far away from I-5 as I can so I can enjoy this beautiful country. All freeways for that mater. 395 goes to John Day.The John Day fairgrounds is a good place to stay and ride around the area. The NE corner of Oregon caters to motorcycles. The roads are great. I have ridden over there for many Memorial Weekend riding. I have extended my rides over there to a week before I got our 380TH. I took it and the bike over there for a week a few years ago. I never get tired of all the riding. Scenery is great too. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5345/8836769051_0b3c27e459_c.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/8872629725_f283873cf2_c.jpg Mt Rainier NP and Mt St Helen are sights to see in Washington. Leavenworth, Wa. too.
ORbiker 04/23/18 10:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any limit as to RV length on the Alaska Ferry

The only restriction is your wallet. Indeed. You will need reservations also and way ahead. I've been on the ferry with my old Harley. The cabin was not very big and wasn't that expensive, but that was 10 years ago. When it's time to load your rig there will be 2 or 3 people guiding you in. They will put you exactly where they want you. All you have to do is follow instructions. You can only go down where the vehicles are 3 times a day (on a schedule). Pack lots of snacks and drinks because the food is expensive. My wife and I road up the Alcan on the Harley and road the ferry from Haines to Juneau. We got off the ferry with the bike for 36 hours to see the sights and then back on the ferry for 3 nights to Prince Rupert. From there we road back down the Alcan to Oregon. It was a great experience and I would love to do it again.
ORbiker 04/23/18 10:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Painting Hills - John Day Fossil Beds - OR

There is a lot of boondock sites north of Sumpter. There are lot of ghost towns in the area to explore if you want something more to do.
ORbiker 04/08/18 10:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: No AC power from shore cord

Transfer switch.....shore side If that were the problem wouldn't I have power the the 110 volt outlets with the generator running? When running the genny, all the 12 volt systems and the AC/heatpump work, but no power to any of the 110 volt outlets. What are the meter readings on both sides of the transfer switch?
ORbiker 04/01/18 11:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Which RV GPS Do You Use?

There's no automated navigation that's infallible. It is foolish to rely on their instructions as gospel and follow along blindly on the "wild goose chase." Use them as a tool to find things, to track time and miles, avoid traffic jams, etc. Study paper or online maps for areas of interest. Study roads and routes, use the shared knowledge of forums like these. A little knowledge beforehand will save you from any "wild goose chase" the GPS might decide to send you on. Stories like the senior couple stranded in the desert because they blindly followed their GPS make no sense to me. Where did their common sense go when they turned off the main road and onto a Jeep trail. Or the young family that froze to death in the PNW because the driver let a GPS send him down a logging road, in the dead of winter. I completely agree Gordon. Common sense is missing. The road in the PNW has trapped many in the snow. I like my RV660. I can't see spending $300 more for basicly the same product. The 660 is getting phased out but the is still some on Amazon. I got mine at Costco with a backup camera a couple years ago for a great price.
ORbiker 03/12/18 08:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Oregon Coast?

We are looking at camping along the coast. We have stayed at Beverly Beach and Ft. Stevens. We are going for 5-10 days in July. We loved both of those parks but July is a busy time (DUH) for the coast. Anybody have a place that has openings this late in the year? With a tent trailer and possibly a tent the available spots are not easy to find. I looked online on https://oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com/welcome.do?tti=Home Reserve America There are sights at Bullards Beach. Not all 8 days in a row. Try to find 2 or 3 campgrounds with spots. NOW
ORbiker 03/06/18 09:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How many miles are on your Tow Vehicle??

2002 F350 crewcab with the 7.3 -----102,000 miles
ORbiker 03/06/18 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pulled the Trigger on a Grand Design Reflection 303RLS

For a ton of information on your Reflection, come on over to the https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/forum.php Grand Design Forum. It does cost $12 a year, but it will be the best $12 you ever spent. I am orbiker over there too. KEN
ORbiker 03/05/18 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I wanna hear from you! Newbie Needs some Guidance

I am at a loss for what route is best on the truck. Diesel Dually. Buy once, and be done. I have never regretted buying the dually in my signature. Go big or go home. 2 years on the road, you will want the best you can get. Out west, the mountains are NOT hills. Having a truck that can go down the mountain as safe as it went up will make you more comfortable and thus you will enjoy the trip that much more. Be careful going down the steps of the camper. My wife slide down on her back twice over the 10 years we had our 10.8 Citation. They weren't even icy or wet, like they were many times we were out using the camper. With the camper, you can camp almost anywhere. Get 2 6 volt batteries. The biggest that will fit. Upgrade the converter to a 4 stage charge system. Enjoy your travels, KEN
ORbiker 03/05/18 08:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Yellowstone Grand Tetons

Thanks to all who replied. The opinions and trip ideas offered thus far have been extremely helpful. Leaning toward taking the motorhome but it is an older 2005 so I have to decide if I think it'll be reliable on a trip like this. It's a Cummins diesel with 65k miles so my thought is that it would be fine. We'll start making reservations soon so I'll post our final decision on flying or driving then. The 05' will be fine - Cummins is good to go :-) As you might see in my signature 05' is Good. JMHO, How old are the tires? Are there any check cracks in the sidewalls?
ORbiker 03/05/18 07:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone Grand Tetons

Plan to leave with your MOTORHOME in April and return home by October. You can easily fill the days. Don't concentrate on just the big national parks and popular attractions. There is so much more to see along the way. Don't drive the interstates and you'll 'really' see the country. Even Kansas has some neat things to see! :):) I completely agree. STAY OFF THE INTERSTATE and really see this great country. US 12 is a nice highway. Easy to follow too as it goes across the USA. Take your motorhome and sleep in your own bed. KEN
ORbiker 03/04/18 06:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Inverter in tow vehicle

If you turn off the truck is the inverter also turning off?
ORbiker 03/04/18 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1800 RPMs ...Coast To Coast...My Trip

I hope you are have a great time. Sometimes traveling alone can be very relaxing. Is Cowboy Action quick draw? I was in Canyon City, Oregon and stumbled on a quick draw event. Pretty cool. Safe travels, KEN
ORbiker 03/02/18 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bryce Nat. Park, Glen Cyn. Nat. Rec. Area/ Badlands Nat. Pk.

We leave the day after Easter for our annual spring trip. Which of the above should we do this year? We will do the other next year again departing the day after Easter which is 3 weeks later in 2019. Opinions please. Thank you. Sherry How long are planning to be traveling?
ORbiker 03/02/18 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florence & Coos Bay, OR Dunes Questions

If you want to boondock, you could stay at https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/deschutes/recarea/?recid=39064 Cresent Lake Sno-park
ORbiker 03/01/18 07:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Florence & Coos Bay, OR Dunes Questions

WOW Great pics. I had the chance to go out on the dunes with a friend with a 900 Razar. He is a GREAT driver. We had a blast. He could keep up with the bigger machines because of his skills. He let me drive it a bit. Very, very fun, but I don't have all the practice he has had. We were in the Houser area just north of Coos Bay. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/38737614620_775bdd593c_c.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/40505332532_4e489081b1_c.jpg
ORbiker 02/28/18 09:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace the WFCO with an IOTA w/smart charger

The Progressive Dynamics PD 4655MBA is a drop-in replacement for the WFCO charger/converter. This enables you to keep the breaker box and fuse panel intact and just swap out the electronics. You also get the charge wizard with pendant remote. My WFCO was also about 25' of wire away from the batteries, so I simply upgraded the (+) wire to the batteries from #8 to #2. The frame is the return path so I only needed to upgrade the (-) from the converter to the frame. I didn't want to take the room from my front storage compartment for a second unit, so for me this was a better way to go. Now when I'm boondocking, I can use the charge wizard remote to put the charger into 14.4v boost mode and get the batteries back to 100% in 2 hrs or so of generator run time. I did the conversion on my Citation camper years ago. The batteries lasted a lot longer. http://www.bestconverter.com/4600-series-Upgrade-Kits_c_133.htmlLINK to upgrade kit
ORbiker 02/15/18 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: DrewE's Alaska Trip Travelogue

WOW What a GREAT trip report. My wife and I did a motorcycle trip up there in 2009. It was only 3 weeks, so it was a bit of a blur. I have family in Fairbanks that we visited. I did a trip report and posted it on Pashnit (motorcycle chat board). It went defunct and all those written memories are gone.
ORbiker 02/13/18 10:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oregan coast

No BIG deal but the spelling of Oregon not Oregan:) And pronounced ore e gun
ORbiker 02/13/18 08:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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