I have been using Penzeys for quite some time. I use them for all the spices and herbs in my competition BBQ rubs. Chili powder and Paprika are great. But the Garlic and Onion powders are so much better then what you can get in the supermarkets, its unreal.
But probably my favorite Penzeys seasonings are the Northwoods Fire seasoning (love it on Beer Can chicken), and the Black and Red.
Looks like I am the opposite of most on here.
I have had Sam's Club for a while. Quite a few years ago we were given a free membership to Costco as a gift. I only went in once or twice, did not like it as much as Sam's, so I let the membership expire.
I just renewed the Costco membership last week. Mainly because I need to have a backup plan when the Sam's in my area is out of certain products (mainly meats for BBQ comps).
It could be just the one in our area, but I do not find the Costco to be as clean. I also like the fact that as a buisness member with Sam's, you have special hours, where you can shop before it is open to the general public. Costco does not offer this for there business membership (at least out here).
I do like the ability to buy Prime grade beef a Costco. Though the Choice grade at Sam's is very good as well.
Each of them offers some things that the other doesn't carry. We'll see if I keep the Costco this time.
Wow. This OP could of been written by me.
I, too, have a Sunchaser that came with by rig. The original vinyl "weather shield" is falling apart, started only after 3-4 years. I want one with a metal weather shield. Was debating between vinyl and acryllic, leaning towards the latter.
But I want to make sure it fits the same footprint, so I do not have patches to fill.
I am strongly leaning towards the 9000.
Will be watching the response to this thread.
I agree what others are saying, using East Shore or Canyon RV Park.
But if the problem is with the length of stay at both Pomona KOA and East Shore due to the size of your rig, how about staying at the KOA for 3 weeks then moving to the East Shore. They are very close to each other. Sounds like these two are the most centralized for the area you need to commute to.
I like Canyon RV Park too, but as others have said, depending on the time of day you commute, that 91 freeway can be a bear. But it is a nice, rustic park with lots of space. You do hear the freeway noise constantly though.
Good luck, hope you enjoy your stay.
I know it is not Seafood, but if you have time while in San Diego, visit my good friends at Brazen BBQ.
These guys have won many awards on the BBQ circuit. Earlier this year they catered the Kansas City Barbeque Society National Convention and Awards ceremony.
Tell them I sent you.
Mine is with the 8.1 gasser, advertised at 31 foot, but actually 33'. UVW is 15.4K, GVW is 19.5K, GCWR is 26.5K. If I do not overload, I should be able to tow 8K and be under GCWR. Need to get it to the scales and get some true weights though, have not done this yet. When I do I will post results.
I usually tow my smoker, which is only about 2200lbs. Do not even know it is back there.
What johnrbd suggested is a good route. Pesonally, I would go 210 to the 5 north to the 126, then 126 west to the 101. Either route will be fine. 126 is a little more scenic, and a nice smooth ride for the most part.
Enjoy your trip.
I prefer Bakersfield RV Resort
Bakersfield is more off the 99 if that saves any time-distance.
I, too, prefer Bakersfield RV Resort if I am in the area.
But if I was coming down I5, I would consider Sommerville Almond Tree RV Park. Easy On/Off the freeway. Nice shady spots. Nice staff in office.
When I need to head north on the 5, and I leave late and get a couple of hours in, I always stop and stay here.