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RE: News Article about Good Working Dogs in Wildfire

Thanks for sharing. It's good to here some good news once in a while.
ORbiker 09/19/17 08:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Bluetooth grill and firepit

The Green Mountain Davy Crockett smoker I have is WIFI controllable. It has it's own WIFI to link to from the phone. Technology is good if it an extra feature.
ORbiker 09/19/17 08:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Tire chains questions

I use the Les Schwab heavy duty quick fits. They don't require much clearance, and are easy to put on, as long as you remember to hold the yellow with your left hand. I only chain the outer tires. I also use a set of "spider bungees". They keep things tight so you can effectively drive a little faster, and it negates the need to stop and re-tension, besides the initial re-tensioning after you roll forward 50-100 ft. Chaining all fours requires a set of double-ladder chains, which are a bear to put on, and really only needed if you end up on un-plowed roads. Even when I was running wreckers on snow days, I never needed the doubles if I stayed on marked roads, plowed or not. I did however sometimes need front chains. Bryan is correct. The Les Schwab chains are designed for less vibration. There is a chain row running up the middle on every other loop over the tire. Oregon and many other western states require you to "carry" tire chains that will fit. If towing, you are required to put chains on the rear driver axle and also the towed rig. The state police do patrol and if (god forbid) you got in an accident and chains were required it wouldn't be good for the wallet. https://www.lesschwab.com/images/article/Les-Schwab-Install-Chains-H.jpg With dully's, you can drive up on a 2 x 6 and strap on the chains to the outside tires.
ORbiker 09/18/17 09:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2600 Miles Across Alaska: To the Arctic Ocean and back

I had a hard time getting my motorcycle clean after the roads up in the Yukon and Alaska. I found out that WD40 will break down the calcium carbonate. Saturate the filth and let it sit a while and rinse. Saturate again and scrub with soap and water.
ORbiker 09/07/17 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Oregon coast campgrounds

The forest fire near Brookings is threatening the city. It might not be a good time to go through there.
ORbiker 09/03/17 12:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OR Stae Park between Lincoln City & Walport for 42' RV?

Oregon state parks have the length of each space online. IMO, you should consider the Newport Marina RV park, but not the Annex. Waldport KOA might have a couple of spots. The state parks are lovely, but predate such long units... I agree. Newport Marina RV park is just a nice parking lot, but it is a great location. There is a brewery right next door. Also the Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon Aquarium are within a very short walk. Nye Beach is just a short drive and 2 lighthouses.
ORbiker 08/21/17 09:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: No eclipse traffic nightmare for us

No traffic jams for us, except the known road construction on I90 at North Bend. From Ellensburg to Maupin we hardly saw any traffic. We paid regular price for the City of Maupin campground. Weather forecast is clear skies tomorrow. It's nice out there, but you will not be in the "total eclipse." area. You will need to go a few miles south on 197. Enjoy, KEN
ORbiker 08/20/17 10:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2600 Miles Across Alaska: To the Arctic Ocean and back

The roads in the Yukon close to the AK border were the worst for us in 2011. The road to Fairbanks had lots of heaves and chuck holes. 50 was all I wanted to do on the motorcycle, because of road conditions on much of the Alcan. The packed gravel stretches were the best. GREAT PICS
ORbiker 08/19/17 11:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Mt. Hood and Crater Lake RV Parks????

After the eclipse is over wood like recommendations for RV parks around Mt. Hood and Crater Lake for our 42 ft. 5th wheel. Your favorite spots would be appreciated. Would like to visit both area. Thanks in advance for your recommendations. After the eclipse, don't get in a hurry to go anywhere. It's going to be a big traffic jam everywhere in Oregon. There is an extra 1,000,000 people in Oregon. Most of the time I would say go to Crater Lake. Right now is not the best time to go. The west rim road was closed recently because of a forest fire, but is now open. Most of the west rim road is also under reconstruction. It will be smoky. LINKHERE
ORbiker 08/18/17 09:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2600 Miles Across Alaska: To the Arctic Ocean and back

I traveled up to Alaska on my Harley in 2011 with my wife on the back seat. Most gas station were far more then 40 miles apart. Safe travels and keep the pictures coming. KEN
ORbiker 08/18/17 09:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Campground Reviews for Tent Camping

Anyone have a site to recommend for Tent campground reviews? I normally use rvparkreviews.com when traveling in the motorhome. Now that we are taking overnight trips on our Harley trike, we will be tent camping more frequently. Need something with more reviews from tenters. Thanks! I just use google maps and search the area that I think I will be staying. Set the map to an area and then type in RV Parks and camping. I like a little more comfort these days and look for RV Parks with cheep tent sites. $10 or $15 most of the time. WIFI and a hot shower goes a long way. Green soft grass can be nice too. Here is a link to some great pictures and a 2 week motorcycle trip. TRIP
ORbiker 08/14/17 10:37pm Tent Camping
RE: National Park volunteers...

Good info bwodom . My wife and I will be hosting and volunteering when we retire in 3 years or so. We were Crater Lake Ski Patrollers. It is a volunteer position. I did 12 years. My wife did just a few. If it wasn't for the Ski Patrol, winter would not be a very safe time at Crater Lake. We had to have written instruction on our job description so that we did no get railroaded into doing the Rangers odd jobs. It was fun, interesting, necessary, sometimes dangerous and sometimes real work. I saved a few lives and also did some major first aid. The budget is zero most of the time unless it can be documented as necessary. Going through the loops can make things happen. Asking the right question can help too.
ORbiker 08/09/17 09:28pm Workamping Forum
RE: Photobucket price

Here is a picture I stored on Google Photos in Sept. 2009. I road the Road King across the USA from Oregon to downtown NYC. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WH5LXJSxeHM_ty8UiruqU860yH70ISB0z2lBi2tFPpk1DG_UJ-iuRqljs0JK5zwdI1_dZJ0TFREwgNMERSVMYOQwfqA-O4XRmbKeLLKMz8N5PkkoD8C4WJDsPVxdE5LwYsrgrkXHViMHhPyouio8MxQ4EAYLhV5YlvMUKEbMaJhsYb7g293m-exfmQ18N0MOYDGHPzv3P63IAAZyd5-4w7nw-d84kLnqVIIG57C6_IaQOFrKARgiRlBhLxW1RIeH806mU4ObhZI4Gdc7ObdSa8h9BaqQiBwcIYDnpFgzmju9jbnN2JA8-hHs23CLCXMCf5Nd4X3aYIuJekDXnueuUMSUj_9Ew26IsVK3tFlGFgCqSc5L-az3-ew_YafL1s7G_0NWT34vijnBa0BvLYVGX66S0YOURfQFLvus4whVxEJth7okybZqlz4H6OBKNgXhGZl3MSRRyA50c5uHdfq_EzpMLQengKJc2X28_VLvr7ZmruTevJuw3UU-tdyb0TApEqCq0L72cdfn-j2uSPRnWZY8DosRJWiNHCxqnucBn2u4n6SkSZIAVLTdIVF7drAW4IDia1l3fN6M-A8NDxjjmEVFSCGpMF_QciD8p5bgfYXsdUPQHIutjYXv=w507-h676-no I use Flickr most of the time now. I don't like to pay, but $3.99 a month isn't too bad. Every photo that my phone takes goes in a file in Flickr automatically. Even the ones that need deleting. I think the thread is easier to read and see if the pictures are posted with the url instead of attached. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/14811517024_f7430d1c97_b.jpg
ORbiker 08/06/17 04:37pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Photobucket price

I can view some pics on the truck camper forum but some have a sign saying "please update your account to enable third party hosting". I went to the website and the price is 399.00 ! Am I mistaken? I don't know the whole story. I used photobucket till about 2010 to host my pictures that I posted on many forums. I bet I have 5,000 pictures that are not showing because of the poor business practices of photobucket. Hopefully some large company will pull them out of their downhill practice.
ORbiker 08/06/17 09:34am Forum Technical Support
RE: Who Makes Quality 5er

I and many other Grand Design owners love their rigs. All brands will have problems, but Grand Design will push the dealers to fix the problems.
ORbiker 07/31/17 10:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Coos Bay, Oregon - any long term camp sites?

http://www.ospreypointrvresort.com/index.aspx Osprey Point in Lakeside http://www.alderacres.com/ Alder Acres right in Coos Bay
ORbiker 07/30/17 05:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Neskowin Creek RV Park membership

Yes They are trying to sell you a membership. Salesmanship like this is not the way Sound Pacific should be doing business. Or 1000 trails either. They have a good product for the right person. We use our membership quite a bit for not even being full timers. A free camp spot pays for the membership quickly if you use the service.
ORbiker 07/19/17 11:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: East to West across Oregon

First off don't take OR 242. OK on a bike, car or small MH. It has a length limit of 35 (?) feet. Has cameras to spy on violators. Every now an then a Super Trucker tries it and gets stuck. Narrow, rough, windy and closed in winter. It is beautful drive and has an observation point at top up a short walk. Can see, on a clear day 7 (?) of the Cascade peaks. If you got a car or such consider making a day trip up there either from Sisters or the Blue River area. US 20 out of Ontatio is a rather dry and dusty route. US 26 is a lot more scenic. OR 7 out of Baker to US 26 is a nice drive. If you take 26 in Prineville pick up OR126 into Sisters then you can connect with 20. You can follow 20 all way to coast. The section over the Cascades is rather windy but totally doable. This is the best info. DO NOT do 242 unless you are 35 ft total.
ORbiker 07/10/17 12:15am Roads and Routes
RE: Do you sleep in your rig at home?

We will be spending the night in the 5'er in the driveway. The grand kids are visiting and all the house beds are full.
ORbiker 06/22/17 10:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: High Volume Picture Hosting - Transfer From PhotoBucket

Only 1 Marvin
ORbiker 06/22/17 10:46pm Technology Corner
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