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RE: Do I need solar or more batteries and a better charger?

I'm looking for the same simple power cures. I purchased a Go Power! GP-PSK-120 120W Portable Folding Solar Kit. I have been creating loads for the solar to recharge in the driveway, being I have to work. I ran 2 fantastic fans for 2 days and the power was down to 40% with cloudy skies on the second day. That afternoon, when I saw that the power was that low, I turned off the fans. The solar with cloudy skies brought the power up to 80% before dark. I just have the panel sitting flat on the roof. That's not bad for $600.00 including an extra extension cord. Tomorrow it will 100% the battery without the fans running with clouds.
ORbiker 05/04/16 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: First night as a full timer

Congratulations I'm jealous. We've got the rig, but we are not old enough yet.
ORbiker 05/02/16 09:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Splendid washer smell

White vinegar. It's basically beginning stages of mold. And soap scum. The mold grows on the soap scum.
ORbiker 05/01/16 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Splendid washer smell

After you get the washer cleaned out, only use 1/4 of the detergent that the directions on the container recommends.
ORbiker 05/01/16 10:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dry camping, batteries and slide out

I got an estimate for Solar. $3700. I don't think I need it that much. I will only be running the lights, pump etc and the tv to watch a movie at night. I purchased a Go Power! GP-PSK-120 120W Portable Folding Solar Kit with 10 Amp Solar Controller by Go Power. Amazon It's keeping the batteries up even on the cloudy days in the driveway. I even turned on the fan for 2 days trying to drain the batteries a little bit. It has a 4 stage battery charger.
ORbiker 04/30/16 10:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toy Hauler Ramp Extension

Do you have any pictures of the extention? I have a GD 380 and most times the ramp id very step. Loading is not a problem but the unload process can be very step and a nail biter. Use the clutch as a brake with the engine off. Engaged = stop Dis-engaged = go
ORbiker 04/29/16 08:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: Glacier park Montana

Glacier campground on the west side is a good choice for rv park. You are in trees nice people run it and a Mile from the entrance. We live up here in Helena MT. This our go to no muss no fuss choice and we'll priced. And you can gET a site when you want it mostly. Or best go to Kananaskis country in Alberta, but that's another story. Google the name. Good park. Kavoom Will Glacier CG fit a 42 ft 5'er? Thanks
ORbiker 04/28/16 07:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Holiday

You need to remember, mid Sept on it going to start getting cold, many of the parks east of the Cascades will start closing. Now, best to see the coast north to south. Central Oregon is best enjoyed July to mid September. Crater Lake, early September at the latest. Again cold, park attractions start closing after Labor day. my suggestion, come maybe a month earlier, take I80 to Reno, 395 north. First stop maybe Goose Lake state Park, NW out of Lakeview on 31 past the reminants of the vast inland lake that covered the west from central Oregon to Death Valley some 10,000 years ago. Visit LaPine state Park where we will be hosting. You can get a few nights no problem after Labor day. 97 north to I84, through the Columbia river gorge. Visit Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood. In Portland take I205 north to I5 to Longview, WA. Cross the river joining US30 to Astoria. Here you can join US101 south. I'd second Don's plan, except leave Minn. Sept. 1 st or so.
ORbiker 04/25/16 11:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Grill For Camping

I'm loving my Davy Crockett too. Here is another thread to read. Smoker / grill
ORbiker 04/20/16 10:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hitching up

Here is another thread to read. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28822288/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
ORbiker 04/13/16 10:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Oregon Coast

Splurge a little. Stay at http://www.seaperchrvresort.com/Sea Perch RV Resort south of Newport.
ORbiker 04/08/16 11:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best place and price for 19.5 wheels and tires.

I got my 245/70R19.5 Toyo's on Vision wheels used from a friend. $100.00 ea used about 1/2 way. I ran them for 5 summers. They are in need of rubber replacement and I'll probably go to Les Schwab. I run the Toyo M55 with studs in the winter.
ORbiker 04/07/16 09:29pm Truck Campers
RE: US Route 50 Nevada - Loneliest Highway

Nice video. I've been out the 3 or 4 times. All on my motorcycles. I was west bound and headed back towards Oregon after riding out to NYC and Kentucky area. I even visited the Gettysburg area. West of Austin, NV; I went over one of the many rises and looked out over the next bit of road. You could see the next rise of the road out at about 20 miles. I got down on the straight and flat road and I'm tooling on at about 80. My brain always wonders while I'm traveling alone. I thought here I am doing 80 and a hundred years ago the wagon trains were doing maybe 20 miles in a day. Just thinking.
ORbiker 04/06/16 09:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: fifth wheel hooking up guides

I have a small tripod that will mount my iphone. I put it on the cargo box and call my wife's phone on facetime. I put her phone in the phone holder in the truck and use both as a back up camera and monitor. All you need is two phones that can link up with video. Ford F250, Jayco 27.5RKDS (2016) Now; that's creative. Use what you already have.
ORbiker 04/05/16 08:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorcycle batteries

Some motorcycles don't like Lithium batteries.
ORbiker 04/05/16 08:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Traeger vs Green Mountain

Does anybody know if the Davey Crockett is tall enough to do a beer can chicken? YES Been there, done that. It came out very good.
ORbiker 04/05/16 07:06pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Wanting to upgrade from a Galaxy Note 2 to Galaxy Note ????

Thank you for all of the suggestions. I had Samsung transfer all of my photos to a micro sd card and all is well. It freed up a lot of storage and the phone works twice as good now. We plan on an Alaska trip this year and I was wanting to use it as my camera, it is pretty good at that. I'll be on the lookout for a nice Note 4 on ebay. Thanks again. dreamer. Be careful buying phones on ebay. It's a lot safer on Amazon.
ORbiker 04/05/16 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Boise ID. Camping

When does Stanley area become snow free? TC'er from Stanley and been here 37 years year round. If I was you I'd visit Stanley by Memorial Day or later. All Campgrounds are open by Memorial Day and right now I have 12 inches of the white stuff in my yard and was at Redfish yesterday and there is still well over 2 feet of snow there. GARY and Laurii What is the winter like there in Stanley Gary? I've been there many times on the motorcycle in the summer and fall, but never in the winter.
ORbiker 04/05/16 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Wanting to upgrade from a Galaxy Note 2 to Galaxy Note ????

I would go for the Galaxy Note 4. You can easily replace the battery, keep a charged spare handy, and add microSD card storage. Something you cannot do with the Note 5. I agree. I have a Note 3 and have talked with others with the Note 4. It is the same as the Note 3 except a better camera. I purchased mine and my wife's phones on Amazon with nice results. We took them to the ATT store and made them earn their keep. They will switch over the sim card and anything else you want to the next phone for free. AND get a big memory card. 16G or bigger.
ORbiker 04/04/16 09:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Boise ID. Camping

We live in Meridian, just West of Boise. For an hour's ride out of Boise, I would suggest the Idaho City Area - nice FS campgrounds up there and some boondocking sites around there too. Gray back Gulch is good just south of Idaho City. North one of the best CG's is at Whoop Em Up Campground. It's meant for horse campers but not restricted to them. It's a beautiful secluded area. Also Edna Creek is another good one. There are other's but they are closer to the road. If you had more time, there's much more to explore up Hwy 55, over the Banks Lowman Highway to Lowman and Stanley. A lot of boondocking and FS CG's up that way. Hwy 55 to Cascade, Donnelly, and McCall mainly has FS CGs but different terrain that towards Stanley on Hwy 21. Anyway, if I can answer any questions you may have of this area, let me know. And FS 21. Fabulous area.
ORbiker 04/03/16 08:22pm Truck Campers
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