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RE: Full-time in the San Francisco Bay area while working?

Suggest you buy the Good Sam Trailer Life directory($15) or just use the Good Sam Trailer Life internet application. There is a nice RV park in Pacifica but I hear pricey. I would just pick towns/cities that meet your needs and have GS Trailer Life start seaching for you, then pick one. There is an RV park at the old Giants Candelstick ball park.
djgarcia 04/21/14 03:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need your Ca. Road assistance

Follow I-5 to Williams and then cross to 101 on Hwy 29. This is by far the best route. FYI, it's HWY "20" not "29". Thanks for the correction:) Had me confused (hwy. 20 vs hwy 29????) as hell and I live in the north state:)
djgarcia 04/19/14 01:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dogs at Mesa Verde

We LOVE taking our dog camping and miss him terribly when he's not with us. However, on trips like Grand Canyon, Zion or Yellowstone, we've always left him at home with family. We need to be free to hike, explore, watch wildlife, etc., and we don't want Angus stuck in our rig the whole time. It just seems like the right choice -- for everyone. X2 I could not agree with you more. A well thought out plan. I agree that dogs need to be free or in the least restrictive environment in as much as reasonable possible:)
djgarcia 04/18/14 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs at Mesa Verde

The issue of dogs and Rving is an issue many RVers have to deal with. One issue that dog owners have difficulty dealing with is that other people and how they feel around dogs is a reality that is real for them. Owner's frequently are heard to say "oh my dog is well behaved and would never scare, threaten or bite other adults or children". People's realities or beliefs are real for them. Yes I have had dogs but no I don't RV with dogs. My daughter is always telling me that " oh! dad if you just got a dog to RV with, you feel differently". We all have our own comfort realities:)
djgarcia 04/18/14 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dish RV Customer Service #?

Dish 1800-333-3471 888-309-0370 888-309-0370
djgarcia 04/16/14 08:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Ladder on back

Use a bicycle rack that just hooks over what ever step you choose. Camping world item. Just use a cable with loops to put your lock through.
djgarcia 04/13/14 01:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hooking up a Dish Receiver

Call the Dish tech support 800 number. I have always had good luck with them.
djgarcia 04/12/14 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Strange tire problem - can't find info

When I went to buy my new 5th. wheel, I noticed the rig had "TowMaster" tires, I asked the sales rep who made the TowMaster tire, he said "I don't know anything about the tire". I told the sales rep that I would not buy the new 5th. wheel unless they replaced the Towmaster tires with a tire of my choice. No problem, and I got the tires I wanted and had been using. Good Year "G" rated tires:):)
djgarcia 04/12/14 08:34am Towing
RE: SoCal to BigSur Where should I stop and rest?

I have reservation up in Big Sur next week. I will be leaving my home around 8PM driving for about 4-5hours/200 miles and resuming in the morning. I don't want to start up the windy road until day break. I don't want to check into an RV park to just wake up and leave. What do you do when traveling and just need to close your eyes for 5 or 6 hours and eat breakfast. If you have made this same trip where do you stop? Go on line and look for all the Indian Casinos on your route. When you find one located in area where you might want to stop for night, give them a call about parking in their parking lot for the night.
djgarcia 04/09/14 01:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Snowbird Test the Waters Options?

Before investing in a Class A, I would pick a RV Resort Park that meets all your requirements, then call them and ask them for a list of of vacation park model homes that are for rent. Try spending a winter there to see if thats what you and the wife really enjoy. If the answer is yes then you can search for your Class A with a little more confidance.
djgarcia 04/07/14 10:12pm Snowbirds
RE: Handling 50 Amp Cord?

50 amp cord- How do you handle your power cords? I unhook the cord from the power source then I pull the hose to the storage area(basement) so it is in a straight line. Then I unhook the hose from the trailer connection. Then I just start feeding the hose into the basement storage area. i continue pulling the hose until it is all in the basement. This process avoids having to pick up the weight of the total hose at one time. :)
djgarcia 04/07/14 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: what's easiest drive from Sonoma County to Bridgeport Ca

If your coming from Sonoma, I would make the trip easy and take I-80 to 395.
djgarcia 04/06/14 07:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Best Route from Sacramento, CA to Fortuna?

Due to flight changes, we will now end up not arriving in Sacramento until about 1 PM. Our first night's hotel reservation is in Fortuna, so due to the timing and distance we are looking for the most direct route between Sacramento and Fortuna. We would like to take in the scenery as much as possible as we travel, but not at the cost of extra hours in travel. We're really not going to have time to tinker around much on this particular leg. I was looking at I-5 north, then across Rt. 36 west to Fortuna. It looks like 36 crosses a fair expanse of the mountain range, so I was wondering what the road was like? Would it be efficient to travel this route? 1.NO NO NO rt. 36 is for donkeys and motorcyles or cars who have unlimited time:( 2. You can take hwy. 20 over to 101 which is my usual choice when I am towing my 5th. wheel. The Sac. Airport is right on I-5 and you have a straight shot on the freeway to hwy. 20 so you can make some good time. 20 is an easy drive and follows right next to the Clear Lake. Once you hit 101, you have a easy straight shot to Fortuna. There is some pretty scenery all the way up to Fortuna 3 You can take hwy. 299 out Redding but coming from Sacramento will not be as direct and quick. Hwy. 299 has some mountains and other scenery. You get to see some Redwoods the last 20 miles. There is alot of 2 lane traffic so you have to keep your eye on the road. The road is good. What would be the average price for regular gas I might expect to pay along this route? Any differences in fuel cost as we drive south along the coast? Fuel tends to be higher along the coast. You should have a full tank and shoud be able to get over to 101 before you need fuel. There is a Casino half way across hwy. 20 if you want to get lunch. enjoy:)
djgarcia 04/06/14 06:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Single traveler

Solo RVing: Solo Rving is gender neutral based on the perceptions of the RVer. If you approach RVers as just people who just happen to have a shared interest in traveling and meeting new friends, you will find your solo RVing experiences positive and enjoyable. RVers tend to be very friendly and willing to share and help other RVers. Be willing to ask for help:) Like in all groups of people you will find a few who are less than positive people to be around. They are very obvious and are easy to avoid.:) In 25 yrs. of RVing I have encountered few such male and female animals:) Just an RVer, not a male or female:)
djgarcia 04/05/14 07:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Blow Out What To Expect

Blow outs:( There are various possible reactions you will feel or notice when you have a tire blow: 1. you might feel like you just ran into a small gust of wind head on which feels like you are slowing down for a second but nothing dangerious. 2. You might feel a little side to side wiggle from your trailer but it is not a reaction where you feel like the trailer is going out of control. 3. When you look in your side mirror you will see white smoke and possibly pieces of rubber flying around. 4. While driving, II look in my side mirrors about every 10 min. of so just to visual check the tires. 5. To minimize damage to your RV or rims, try to pull over as soon as safely possible. 6. At every rest stop, I use my little trucker aluminum bat and thump each tire listening to make sure the sound is about all the same. I then put my hand on each axle hub to check the tempture for heat. 7. I have never felt like the RV (5th. wheel) was ever going out of control. 8. Finally, I make sure my GS Road Side Service is on my speed dial:):):)
djgarcia 04/04/14 10:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: need tire advice

Tires: I would like to be able to run at 75+ when possible Current size is 225 75 r 15 if that matters This matters big time---- you need to go to a 16 inch rim!! Tires generally don't start to have issues until they are 5yrs. to 6yrs. old. So at the speeds you are driving, I think it is reasonable assumption that your tires will have problems before.
djgarcia 04/04/14 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Tires: With my Good Year tires G949SA 235/85R16 steel, 12 ply rated, I run with 110lbs. of air.
djgarcia 04/04/14 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Nobody says you have to drive the "Maximum" Speed Limit. Leave earlier and slow down. X2 :)
djgarcia 04/03/14 07:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Look at the Goodyear G949RSA "G"rated tire. 235/85R16 steel, IMHO, you are going to continue to have tire problems towing at those speeds:)
djgarcia 04/03/14 07:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Golf Carts

Not where I attach my straps to. I use the eyebolts in the bed of the truck. Guess it works fine for you but I wouldn't want my straps lower than my ramps. Just doesn't look as safe. X2, I was having the same thoughts before I read your post. Eye bolt is higher and less chance of ramps slipping off when you drive up:) I used to drive my Gold Wing motorcycle up and down the ramps. It used to get goosey backing the bike down the ramps.
djgarcia 04/02/14 02:36pm Travel Trailers
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