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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
RE: North Dakota vs South Dakota from Detroit to Yellowstone?

I traveled on US 12 across the USA on a motorcycle trip. 12 is the real world USA. It's a good 2 lane highway that widens to 4 in the busy areas. You won't make real good time, because there are lots of small town, but it's America in real life. I'd do it with our 42 ft toyhauler no problem. Stop at small town USA and visit a museum. See the next town ahead. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LU9YMbe4Xx7kdmw0vKbGsFL-WOqhFRo5hUL8yKbsm23wsOUcP8uH3y_um6M-0oSKe0Bthc85EvHEs1ezz-HAVjGuycCc_HOgqQMq477Eb9OMnGBWaOSa4iSLiPs0ccOTlenmJ-QBp1tLPIaQQxqFsvBZPtaBX8SfpL-BY45gwAHPn4TZj15t2SZh6DIWiM9ilpgVBHRuC2FxSWRZvF_i5d4jRja2CbUCU32096zN8lEYM14JNZF7ib_BYVBjp4zAZomEc64ozFEk3L3ojcX_8eDWc-hYN1H2CBnBHU4ZiPxKtUAOTv4_GkIKuBimIEoyBGvX8vRPdPAEnSqbJH7sRSb1vlyzS_Hd0J1DngYEf1GSgXgqPjRvq0xELOq4d7mjpgixUrXjO7o5hS5iMbP_k4QSdIjtCn75h_OC4mcYPGGhPiUXjez--JJ5snOMkTYG7VlCuhlWhDdEMZaIZzXnUV2rMRgEAP-c6715dTx0NkqtkX8JKIWbq5t4y486lVFncqrL1FiACEETXGUgVmm0hwXhlH-LM2TLSQ2GHa5RUgrjo0rrkrgMC3L-7uYq7pEwYmj6i3ygCaEiXHyuI_gJ6kpK9jDewJeSOmTKU7bJLGyJpVZpmyRj=w902-h676-no
ORbiker 06/20/17 10:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: High Volume Picture Hosting - Transfer From PhotoBucket

I think I've used most of the picture storage places. Google Photo Bucket 2 or 4 other places And now Flickr. All were free until Flickr. $3.99 a month unlimited was a sale price. All my phone pics auto upload to Flickr. When I use the cameras, I up load them from the computer. It's pretty easy to share a picture to a forum. I copy and past the link and chop off the extra flickr link info. Paste it right into the text. A May trip to AK 2017 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4203/34836189206_333066efa0_b.jpg
ORbiker 06/20/17 09:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Instant Pot Question

Thanks for the replies. I tried rice tonight and it turned out great. I think I'll use this pot a lot. I saw the Instant Cooker on sale at William Sonoma's last week with and extra 25% off, I thought what the heck I'll buy it. Cooking rice in anything else is a waste of time. Throw the rice and water in the pot. Plug it in. Snap on the lid and push the rice button.
ORbiker 06/09/17 09:19pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fossit OR to Mitchell OR

We have a 38 foot coach and flat tow an HHR. Does anyone know of hazards on the highway? ie Tunnels, underpass height, etc??? After leaving Mitchell we plan on going on to Chiloquin, OR. Again, are there any hazards we should be aware of. Our other option is going from Fossil to Antelope then down to Chiloquin. Same questions Thanks Laura All the roads out there can handle big trucks, so a big RV is no big deal. Some of the roads go up and down with curves, so take your time and pull over when possible to let the traffic go by. Have you been to Shaniko, Oregon? Hwy 218 and 97. It is an interesting little ghost town. I too love to ride my motorcycle out in the NE corner of Oregon. It's so scenic and peaceful.
ORbiker 06/09/17 08:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Instant Pot Question

As the timer counts up after cooking it is naturally releasing pressure. After about 10 minutes most of the pressure is gone. The directions say: "If you don’t want to do a quick pressure release, that’s totally fine. You can just leave the eggs in there until the pressure cooker cools down naturally." And: " It will take the cooker approximately 5 minutes to build to pressure and then 5 minutes to cook. I let the pressure naturally reduce for an additional 5 minutes after the cooking cycle completed, and then did a quick pressure release. That’s around 15 minutes, total." I did a tough chunk of beef. I doubled the time and it was the best pot roast I've ever had at home.
ORbiker 06/09/17 07:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Yellowstone with snow June 2017

NICE I haven't been to Yellowstone that early, but I have been to Glacier on the first day of opening. The weeping wall at Glacier was not weeping. It was a long water fall and my wife and I were on the Harley. We and a jeep with an open top had to go into the uphill lane to not be drenched. Wow it was beautiful. I bet Yellowstone was too.
ORbiker 06/05/17 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO Trip Report: Sutton Rec. Area, Depoe Bay, Some Sights

Welcome to my stomping grounds. It's pretty nice. Did you happen to see any whales in the bay at Depoe Bay? Sometimes they are very close to the sea wall, right in the little bay.
ORbiker 05/27/17 11:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Crater Lake National Park?

We really enjoyed Crater Lake -- it is worth two or three days of hiking. But if you like to hike, Rainier is worth about ten days. Feel free to check out this blog post -- scroll down to July 26 for Rainier, and August 11 for Crater Lake: Blog post about Rainier and Crater Lake -- lots of photos Very nice pictures on you blog. I should start doing a blog. I used to do a ride report after or during many of my epic motorcycle rides. Is it fairly easy to use blogger? http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?35212-Quick-Trip-to-Glacier-National-ParkHERE is a ride report of a quick ride to Glacier from Oregon.
ORbiker 05/25/17 09:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Crater Lake National Park?

2 days would be my max at Crater Lake. If at all possible take the lake boat ride. You like to hike, well it's a pretty good hike down to the boat dock. Way more to see down on the water while cruising around inside the crater. The Rim drive is a must also. There's also a really nice hike to the top of Mt Scott. Fantastic 360* view up there. If you don't mind dry camping for a few days I would try getting a spot at Diamond Lake CG mid week. If not then Broken Arrow has plenty of sites. It's only 15-20 mins to Crater lake entrance from there. This is great information. A hike up The Watchman is great too. Right next to the Lake, but another 1000 ft up. I was up there during the winter years ago. WOW There is also other things to see in route. Redwoods Oregon Caves Rogue River Gorge Jacksonville https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8632/28500944285_5f0d3d006f_b.jpg
ORbiker 05/24/17 11:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best 245/75 R16 truck tires

I'll second Toyo's.
ORbiker 05/21/17 10:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finding usable camp sites

Long enough is one problem. The ramp is another. It's too steep to pull a wheel chair up. Maybe a WORK AND PLAY trailer would work. Open floor plan and a bit lower.
ORbiker 05/17/17 11:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing 40ft 5th on Oregon Coast Highway

We are planning on visiting Oregon coastline down to California redwoods then to Redding to I-5. Help! I see lots of campers large and small in the campgrounds, but what about the road and camping along the route? We live in Colorado and have driven lots of narrow winding roads up and down. How about the small towns for getting thru and irritating the locals. Have thought about storing the unit in a camp and just driving the P/U down the route and staying in motels, returning to pick up the camper. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly G Griffitt 40ft 5th wheel 1 Ton Dodge dually diesel Old Dog and 11 yr old grandson When June to Sept will be busy, especially on the weekends. I agree. Astoria is not to be missed. SO MUCH TO SEE. The state campgrounds have smaller sites. Plan on private parks as a base and see the sites in the truck.
ORbiker 05/16/17 11:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dual axle vs triple axle

I've narrowed my purchase options down to 2 models of one brand. Either the Momentum 350M or 376TH. There's just over a foot of length difference between the two. A big difference to me is the 350 is dual axle and the 376 is triple. Understanding there's also a weight difference, how much consideration should I give to the extra axle. I'm thinking about additional maintenance/repair as well as extra wear & tear from simply turning the trailer on 6 wheels versus 4. What are the group's thoughts and recommendations to a newbie? I have a 2016 GD 380TH. I load a Victory XCT into it sometimes. It's a big bike and the ramp is steep. The ramp into the 376 is lower, so not so steep. Food for thought. And the living room is pretty d--- nice.
ORbiker 05/05/17 10:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Western National Parks

There are 35 National parks in the Western States. We have visited 16 of them so we gave 19 to go. We have done all the MT, WA, OR, AZ AND UT parks so we have CA, TX CO, ND, NM, SD AND NV left. My problem is timing. Originally I thought about a Sept start from my base in Boise ID. Hitting Great Basin in NV then Yosemite next. Then would follow with all the rest of the CA parks with some extra time in Southern CA. That would take us till the end of Nov or so at a leisurely pace. Then even if we take our time across AZ to hit Carlsbad and the two parks in TX. We would be ready to head North in Jan or early Feb. This is not going to work for the rest of the parks in CO and on northward. I don't want to start in the spring with that plan because of the HOT summer weather in the Southern US. We could leave in Aug. Do the Dakota states in the heat and head for CO to less heat (partially) then pick up the route again in NV and CA etc. We would driving back to Idaho from Tx in Jan Feb but that is doable. I would like to do it in 6-7 months. What do you think? Jesseannie Maybe this order ND,SD, CO, fill in stuff then NV, CA, NM AND TX Fill time with other local stuff in the winter and then finish.
ORbiker 05/04/17 09:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Plush Toy hauler

Anyone make a plush toy hauler,with slide outs. Like a nice TT,with a garage. Trying to talk the wife into one ,instead of taking 2 vehicles. So far she likes her camper Our Grand Designs 2016 380TH is way better then our old pickup camper or tents. The garage is 10' long and the ramp converts into a big deck. The living room is separated by a sliding glass door. It wasn't cheep, but it will be our house in a few years. https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5622/22892080371_d4e1116297_b.jpg width=800 Roughin' it https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7435/27993862272_ff6cf9f485_b.jpg width=800
ORbiker 04/27/17 10:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Which kind of RV to buy for our situation? Details...

Hi there, We live about an hour's drive from my stepdaughter's school. She is with us every other week. My husband's work is mainly remote and can be done from anywhere. We are considering buying a small RV that my husband and daughter can drive to the city where her school is, and park somewhere, for 3 nights of the weeks she's with us, to cut down on the time they spend commuting and to allow her to participate in more extracurriculars near school, social stuff etc. Here's my question: - what's the smallest RV you'd recommend, that would sleep the two of them comfortably and that has a bathroom and kitchenette? I've spent about 5 hours looking around online and have really only gleaned that the world of RVs is HUGE and I KNOW NOTHING about it. We don't have much money, so would be definitely buying used. Any advice much appreciated :) Just get a 24 ft or so camp trailer. Some floor plans have a bedroom in the back and a table / bed in the front.
ORbiker 04/23/17 08:45pm Beginning RVing
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