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RE: West Coast Campsite Availability

We're contemplating a trip from the DC to southern CA and then up the Pacific Coast to OR. We generally travel without reservations and I'm not too concerned about heading west. But I am worried that it might be difficult finding sites along the PCH in June. Any advice? Thanks. fred Your "no" reservations plan will result in the following possibilities: 1. severely limit/alter your RV park choices 2. add a level of anxiety or frustration during your travel as you wonder about your next day's reservations. 3. June will be the HIGH season for other tourists and local people who will impact your traveling and sight seeing activities. The Calif. and Oregon coasts are high tourist attractions any time of the year but especially during the summer months. Reservations do not limit your RV travels or choices. Reservations are only plans to deviate from--You can cancell or change reservations!!!!
djgarcia 05/02/16 08:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 303 protectant

To those of you who have used 303 do you use it in addition to wax or as a substitute for wax? Thinking of getting some and trying it out. Sounds like good stuff. Go to Amazon for purchase.
djgarcia 04/30/16 08:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Anti-Sway Bars Needed?

I highly recommend getting a WDH with integrated sway control. Equal-i-zer 4pt, Reese Strait Line, Blueox Swaypro are three with very favorable feedback. X1, with an integrated sway control, "you have everything to gain and nothing to loose". With out a sway control you may find when you might really need it due to winds, passing trucks, bad road conditions or just before an accident is about to occur that it is too LATE:( Give me an ounce of safety prevention any day! Cut down going out to dinner a couple of times a month:) X2, you'd be silly not to get a superior integrated system as mentioned above. X3, I personally like and used the Reese Dual Cam system for years until I got a 5th. wheel:)
djgarcia 04/27/16 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Storage yard damage

Take a picture of your damaged RV inside the storage area. Tell the Storage owner and the company you think is responsible for the damage. Tell them both that you are going to run an ad in the local news paper warning people in the community to avoid dealing with them, buying their product etc etc.
djgarcia 04/27/16 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Anti-Sway Bars Needed?

I highly recommend getting a WDH with integrated sway control. Equal-i-zer 4pt, Reese Strait Line, Blueox Swaypro are three with very favorable feedback. X1, with an integrated sway control, "you have everything to gain and nothing to loose". With out a sway control you may find when you might really need it due to winds, passing trucks, bad road conditions or just before an accident is about to occur that it is too LATE:( Give me an ounce of safety prevention any day! Cut down going out to dinner a couple of times a month:)
djgarcia 04/27/16 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Old Town Sacramento

I want to visit Old Town Sacramento and am wondering about parking for my dually. Can anyone shed any light on my dilemma? Call the Sacramento Chamber of Commerance and ask them. I know the Old town area is pretty compact and a tourist attraction but my quess is that there is parking available for your rig.
djgarcia 04/27/16 04:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-5 to 97 on Oregon Hwy 138

We plan to leave the central Oregon coast beginning Oct. 1st to return to AZ. Driven most routes in past years. Thinking about Hwy 138 to Hwy 97. This is a good road to drive, right? But I notice both Diamond Lake RV Park and Collier Mem State Park both close for camping on Oct. 1. Is beginning of October too late to drive this route safely (i.e. snow unlikely)? Where could we stay overnight (need electric hookup)? We'd really like to see Diamond Lake. Already seen Crater Lake, but of course would enjoy again. Hwy. 138 to I-5 is a good route. Never had towed on Hwy.97, only driven in a car. The fact that Diamond Lake Park and Collier Men Park are closed would be a red flag for me. I suspect the closures are related to the weather conditions. I would watch the Oregon weather cam web sites to actually see the weather and road conditions when you plan on driving there. If you just plan stay on I-5, at Canyonville stay at the 7Feathers RV Park.
djgarcia 04/27/16 04:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Storage yard damage

Inform the owners of the storage lot that: 1. They need to contact the person in the site next to yours to inform them of the circumstances/event/damage to your rig. Ask to them come in pay for the damages to your rig. 2. if you get no cooperation, them inform them you will call the police who will go out to where their RV is located and you will file charges and that the police will come out to talk with the owners. 3. Inform the owners that bottom line, they are financially responsible rathe or not they have insurance. You will take them to court to get a judgement to pay for your loss. 4. Call your insurance co. to have an adjuster to do an appraisal of the damage. Present copies of the appraisal to the Storage owners and to the party responsible for the damage. Let them figure out who is going to pay for your loss.
djgarcia 04/26/16 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dislike of 'Reservation Only' camping

I am of the other camp, pun intended. I prefer to make reservations and know I will have a site waiting for me when I arrive rather than take my chances and hope for one. And if none available, have to scramble to find something near by. X2X-3, we made our Western swing last year, made reservations as far in advance as possible, even with that, we couldn't get a site anywhere in Yosemite,can't even imagine driving across the country & take a chance on getting a site, any site, even one I really didn't want, a couple times the first come first serve campgrounds actually worked out, like Gros Ventre CG in the Grand Tetons, but even arriving early, we had to wait about 2 hours to get a good site. I just find it no problem to make reservations, especially in the busy popular places. X3 Reservations can always be changed or cancelled!!!
djgarcia 04/26/16 02:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dislike of 'Reservation Only' camping

Dislike Reservation Parks-- Translated: You have everything to loose and nothing to gain:)
djgarcia 04/26/16 01:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds Near Sacramento On The River With Boat Launch

Planning a 2 week trip in Sacramento area and looking for a RV park on the Sacramento river with boat launch, I have seen some on the internet but they are always a hour away from Sacramento, prefer close to town if possible.. Or recommend one that is further out of town that is worth the drive.. Check the Sacramento Fair Grounds for their RV park.
djgarcia 04/25/16 09:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Washington, Oregon, Northern California

Going out that way for the summer. Can anyone suggest good camping spots on the coast, or in national forests at reasonable prices? Thanks Not enough information!! Pick some coast cities that interest you, what kind and size of any RV. i.e national forest parks tend to have smaller RV sites and limitations. Is price of RV park a top priority?????
djgarcia 04/24/16 03:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions Please for first Snow Birding to Arizona

Snow Birding in Ariz. Personally I would not pick Yuma, windy, dusty and not much of a town for activities.
djgarcia 04/23/16 06:39pm Snowbirds
RE: Suggestions Please for first Snow Birding to Arizona

This finally could be the first winter we try to escape to the warmth of Arizona for the winter. I have never done this before that is booking a place for 3-4 months in one area. Can some of you experienced Snow Birds suggest a few places to check out? We would be looking for more of a resort type property with the usual amenities. When you folks go down to Arizona do you normally stay at one place for the duration or do you move around? I would like to stay more rural if possible rather than being in a busy urban area. If anyone can help us with some suggestions to begin to explore I would greatly appreciate it. Happy Camping! 1. Sit down with your family and and discuss what ideally they want at an RV park. Monthly cost, size of RV sites, what kind of amenities, pool, work out room, golf course, restaurant on site, pickle ball and tennis courts, rural areas or closer to cities etc etc. You have to decide if you want RV parks with a lot of amenities and activities or do you want an RV park with a min. of amenities/activities where sites are pretty close together. 2. Now start looking in your Good Sam book and/or go on internet Good Sam for RV parks in the general area you want. Downtown Phoenix area, south of Phoenix, Suprize area which is west of downtown about 25 miles, Buckey south of Surprize by 10 miles but more rural. The further you stay away from the downtown phoenix, the cheaper the prices will be and the less traffic congestion you have to deal with. Ariz. I-10 and I-17 are generally real clusters, especially in the morning and late afternoons.. 3. Staying 3 months will generally get you the best price. Some of the higher priced RV parks will only rent you a site for a min. of 3 months. You need to make reservations at many of the RV parks by March. Oct. through March are peak times of the year to snow bird. Ariz. has many "snow Birders" from back east and Canada during these months. From April to Sept you can expect some tempetures in the 100's or higher.
djgarcia 04/23/16 06:34pm Snowbirds
RE: Hwy 17, Santa Cruz to Los Gatos

We will be leaving Moss Landing and headed to Bodega Bay. My mapping program wants to take us out to Hwy 101 and north. I was wondering about Hwy 17. Will be driving our Phaeton and towing the Edge. Would 17 be a wise choice? I would take 101 north. Hwy. 17 is a mountain road with twists and curves. Usually heavy traffic with many commuters who are in a hurry:( Would not want to have a break down or flat tire on Hwy. 17:(
djgarcia 04/23/16 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: From Pahrump, NV to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

I've heard that the route from Pahrump to S. Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side is pretty boring, but on the California side (395?) is much more scenic. It looks to be about an hour or so longer on the CA side. Any suggestions? Are they both OK for an RV? Thanks. Take !-15 south to Hwy 40 then west to Hwy 395 and then north to Carson City, head west, it will drop you in at South Lake Tahoe. Great road and scenic. Out of Carson City you will have a hill to climb for a few miles but not a problem.
djgarcia 04/23/16 01:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5th Wheel Hitch alignment Camera

Looks like a great alignment device. Where did you buy it? I have a CB antenna on the roof of the cab and the white antenna cord is attached directly in the center of the rear window. I just look over my right shoulder and line up the center of the 5th wheel hitch with the white cable while backing up until I am connected. A strip of narrow tape put on the inside of the rear window and in the center would work just as well.
djgarcia 04/22/16 11:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tips for travelling with trailer through the US.

djgarcia 04/22/16 05:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Backing up a TT

Backing up! Before you start to back up into a site, look for a land mark on the right and on the left i.e. fence, tree, picnic table etc etc. Now when your friend is behind your trailer giving you verbal directions to back into a site, tell him NOT to give commands of "turn to the right" or "turn to left" instead " move the trailer to the house or move it towards the tree or move it towards the picnic bench". Makes a world of difference because your spotters right is your brains left!!!! Sounds dumb but it works!!!!!
djgarcia 04/19/16 11:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Concerns or Problems with Reese Dual cam

Reese Dual Cam worked great for me and really controlled the sway of the trailer especially in emergency accident type situations (had 1 experience where another car hit the side of my truck causing my truck to immediately move from the right lane to the outside of the left lane. The RDG made it feel like making a slow easy movement without ever feeling like I was not in control) I recommend having the RDC installed by the professionals/RV shop. Too important of a job to be done by anyone other than a professional who is absolutely sure of the installation.
djgarcia 04/19/16 09:15am Travel Trailers
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