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RE: Washing Machine Odor

Forgot to mention that I only use 2 tablespoons of powdered detergent, or one pod. Tide or Arm and Hammer. Works well. Steve 2 tablespoons is correct. If you are going to use the pods; poke a hole in it or slice it open with a knife, then put it in the tub with the clothes. The reason I say to cut it open is the makers had to make the skin of the pods tougher because babies were getting a hold of them and sucking out the soap. I think the pods have about 1/3 too much detergent in them for the standard load of clothes.
ORbiker 07/27/16 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Washing Machine Odor

Front load washers retain about a cup of used water at the end of the wash, Newer washers have a hose that drains this dirty water. Over time, the bacteria interacts with the soap scum to produce a foul odor, I would not buy a front load washer until the manufacturer's solve this problem The only water that is retained is past the pump in the drain hose. It can NOT get back in the washer because there is a one way valve there on the outlet side of the pump. Some of the older Maytag washers did not have a drain hose on the door seal, but most of those are long gone to scrap. The door seal can be changed out to the newer style with a drain.
ORbiker 07/25/16 08:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Washing Machine Odor

If you are using a cheep detergent that won't dissolve in cold water, you will need to use warm or hot. If you buy a quality detergent (Tide etc) cold wash should work. I tell people out here in the Northwest where we have soft water to only use 1/3 to 1/4 of a scoop. (what ever the size scoop that comes with the package) We use 1/4 scoop of the Kirkland powder detergent and the washer doesn't stink and I get clean clothes. I have seen the inside of the tub when I did a bearing job on the machine and it was free of soap scum.
ORbiker 07/25/16 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

We took our 380TH camping in Central Oregon at Cascade Meadows RV Park. We road the bike to Crater Lake on Saturday and Fort Rock on Sunday. Today I'm playing hookie from work and we will take the bike up to Pamelia and East Lake for a little ride before we go home with just the truck (leaving the rig at the campsite for next weekend. https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8845/28217772230_f5d18f201e_b.jpg width=800 https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7642/27908378263_0095f62305_b.jpg width=800 https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8669/28498689616_b940c07639_b.jpg width=800
ORbiker 07/25/16 09:45am Toy Haulers
RE: Mountain driving

As I come over the crown of the large slope crawling along at 30 or 40, I just ease on down. The less speed you start will going down, the better. I like to let any cars that are following go on when ever possible. Safe travel and enjoy the west.KEN
ORbiker 07/20/16 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon Hwy 227

I'm trying to get to Joseph Stewart State park. Is it quicker to go hwy 58 then cut back over by Crater Lake? I will be coming from the Portland area. The quick and easy will be I-5 to Gold Hill. 234 to 62. There is fuel in Shady Cove. The 76 station has diesel and the pump are parallel to the road.
ORbiker 07/19/16 08:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Hwy 227

I am looking for advise about Oregon Hwy 227 from Canyonville to Trail. Is there any issues about taking our large fiver on that road? Thanks. It's a curvy hilly road. Last year some of the narrow partitions were widen quite a bit. Log trucks travel it on a regular basis, so the road is large enough. There are some hilly stretches. 227 is not going to save you much time, but it will get you off of the freeway. It's about 30 miles shorter, but the time will be very close to the same. It is a great ride on a motorcycle.
ORbiker 07/18/16 10:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon hwys

Hwy 20 will be closed for construction August 2 thru end of September. See link for details. Hwy 20 bridge east of Sweet Home to close for 6-8 weeks. Highway 20 out of Sweet Home is not a very RV friendly road. It's do-able but might not be pleasant. It has a lot of rough miles and some steep grades. 20 after the 126 intersection is a great road. Highway 20 coming out of Newport, Oregon will be having night time closures starting Aug 1 st or so.
ORbiker 07/18/16 04:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Eugene, OR to Missoula, MT

The scenic route would be US-20 E, US-95 N and US-12. There would be lots of up's and down's plus curves, but if you are not in a hurry you would love the scenery. US 12 in Idaho. https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/388/19194532894_ef5e674313_b.jpg
ORbiker 07/18/16 04:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Washing Machine Odor

I work for a company the services coin washers and dryers at universities and apartments. I have been doing this for almost 27 years. I worked for Sears before that. The washer has probably retained some soap film on the inside of the tub. Not the clothes basket, but the tub. If the washer does not have a clean cycle, just run a hot wash cycle with no clothes in it. You can use the Alfresh tablets from the stores or something similar. Or vinegar. Put in a half gallon of cheep vinegar after the washer has filled up all the way (as far as it normally does) and an additional gallon of more hot water. You could put in the other half gallon and more water in the rinse cycle also if needed. The extra water is the secret to cleaning the whole inside of the tub. The front door seal also needs to be cleaned with a soapy bleach mix. Using a toilet bowel brush or something like that will do the job. Do the door seal before the tub cleaning.
ORbiker 07/17/16 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: US 20 in Oregon

Be aware that there is a new section of roadway being constructed around Eddyville. See here: Road construction on Hwy 20 Sounds like it is still drivable, just with possible delays. I would like to know from anyone who knows...is the new section of road open while still being constructed, or do we still have to drive the old section? The Eddyville section is still the old route. A short section is one lane for a couple miles. All of 20 in Oregon is no problem with an rig. Just take it a little slower in the narrow curvy sections. Traveling in the mid week is easier, but pull over to let the traffic by when possible.
ORbiker 07/16/16 09:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Outcome of Toy Hauler Search

Good choose. We looked at the 350M, but liked the 380TH floor plan better. Check out GD forum for GD tid bits of info. Happy camping, KEN
ORbiker 07/14/16 08:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: Suggusted Bakery on the Oregon Coast?

Any suggestions? We like cookies, cakes, etc. The Oregon coast in over 300 mile long. In Reedsport, Oregon is SugarLeona's Sugar Shack Bakery.
ORbiker 07/11/16 08:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Oregon hwys

I drive to the Bend area almost once a week for work.126 is a bit steeper then 58. Both are a beautiful drive. Most trucks take 58, especially if south bound.
ORbiker 07/08/16 10:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: OR Hwy 58 from Hwy 97 west

How's Schwarz COE? Are you doing good there? Have you had a chance to see some of Oregon? KEN
ORbiker 07/07/16 08:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

I took our RV to Newport, Oregon to see the fireworks and a few sunsets. Also went to the Oregon Aquarium across the street from the RV park. https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7335/28096335615_b98444b66c_b.jpg width=800 From the bed of the truck in our spot. https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7473/27482461653_a87c9fd65e_b.jpg width=800
ORbiker 07/05/16 09:49am Toy Haulers
RE: Oregon coast September camping

We have a truck camper and just need a place to park. No hookups necessary. With a pick-up camper, you will fit in any camp site. There are many camp grounds and private RV parks. During the weekend; depending on where you are, you might need a reservation.
ORbiker 06/29/16 07:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hitch clunking

The pads you are looking for were made by Curt. You can look on their website. I think they are called silencers. Thanks 12 Man Fan (figured you would be from Seattle). I found them on Amazon Prime $3.99, they are called CURT 5TH WHEEL SOUND DAMPENING PADS 16900. One review said they are worthless unless you have a 1/4" of play. I don't have any where near that. If I can't get them in I'll use them as a template on thinner material. I did the pads and it worked. It's much quieter.
ORbiker 06/23/16 09:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sisters, OR to Boise, ID

We like 26, just came that way in April. We stay at Clyde Holiday State Park between Mt Vernon and John Day. Great spot to stay and tour the fossil beds etc. Dido Clyde Holiday State Park is a good stop and 26 is far more scenic then 20. Dayville, Oregon https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7579/27279981846_25feb0d3c3_b.jpg
ORbiker 06/22/16 10:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: From Yellowstone to Eugene, OR

From Boise we've taken both 20 and 26 and enjoy 26 better for the drive and scenery. They're both o.k. for RVs though. When you get into Sisters definitely stay on 126 into Eugene. Don't be tempted to take 242 to 126. You won't like it in the RV. Steep. 126 into Eugene is a pretty drive following the river. Gypsies is correct. 26 is a bit steeper and curvier, but far more scenic. DO NOT take 242 out of Sisters. 35ft max total length. Coming down the pass after Sister; take it easy. It's a long ways down. After the second left onto 126; there is another pretty steep downhill run also. There is a city RV park in Sisters and Sisters is a nice place to visit. ParkCrown Villa RV in Bend is a very nice park.
ORbiker 06/20/16 10:40pm Roads and Routes
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