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RE: Need Help with a Route

Be aware that Tehachapi Pass on 58 into Bakersfield could be closed for weather. Ditto the Grape Vine Pass on I5 north of LA. You could always go through LA to 101 and north. One crossing back to I5 would be route 46. 101 north of Santa Barbara is a beautiful route and RV friendly route. Find an RV Park in Pismo Beach for a couple of days. Great place to spend time at the Ocean, go to a clam chowder resturant "Splash":) You can actually stay on 101 all the way up to Hwy. 152. Hwy. 46 is more direct and faster but not as much calif. scenery.
djgarcia 08/31/15 07:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Prevailing Speed

Prevailing speed for me is determined by my Valentine Radar on my dashboard!!! It tells what the prevailing seed should be:)
djgarcia 08/30/15 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: A new wheel and tire problem

assuming this whole post is a hoax! Some one is really lonely and need of some mental health services:)
djgarcia 08/29/15 09:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Options for a trailer with a Honda Pilot as TV.

Hello, I am new to this forum and I am just starting to do some research into buying a camper of some sort. DH and I have tent camped for the past 20 years. As I approach age 50, I'm realizing I want to continue with camping life but maybe make it a little easier on myself. We currently own a Honda Pilot with a tow rating of 4500lbs. While I want some conveniences, indoor kitchen, beds off the ground, and a bathroom/shower, I am not willing to risk my family's safety to get it. Purchasing a larger TV is off the table right now. (don't want to have to increase our car payment or gas budget) Realistically, what should I be looking to purchase? I am hoping to be able to purchase something by next year. Any advice for me? Thanks!!! How many people are going to use the trailer??? I am not a big fan of tent trailers--no bathroom:(
djgarcia 08/29/15 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Options for a trailer with a Honda Pilot as TV.

Hello, I am new to this forum and I am just starting to do some research into buying a camper of some sort. DH and I have tent camped for the past 20 years. As I approach age 50, I'm realizing I want to continue with camping life but maybe make it a little easier on myself. We currently own a Honda Pilot with a tow rating of 4500lbs. While I want some conveniences, indoor kitchen, beds off the ground, and a bathroom/shower, I am not willing to risk my family's safety to get it. Purchasing a larger TV is off the table right now. (don't want to have to increase our car payment or gas budget) Realistically, what should I be looking to purchase? I am hoping to be able to purchase something by next year. Any advice for me? Thanks!!! Look at a Casita, Scamp or Rpod trailers.
djgarcia 08/29/15 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lance Trailers

Went to look at pop ups today and noticed the Lance trailers. Liked the 2285 and2185 floor plans. Anyone have one? Looking through them, the quality looked good, fit and finish was great. What kind of prices are being paid? Goods/bads? TIA You won't go wrong with a Lance trailer. Good quality and built for RVers. The biggest problem you will have is finding a used one! RVers like them to much and/or just trade in for newer bigger Lance's.
djgarcia 08/29/15 06:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: A new wheel and tire problem

So this is a new problem, for me anyway. Several months ago I had all new tires replaced on my fiver in Las Vegas.The crew were very efficient and fast, with a different person working on each wheel. After leaving Vegas we spent about 10 days in Utah, then another week getting home to Vancouver Island, I'm not sure of how far we drove but guessing 2,500 to 3000 miles. I have not used the trailer since, but am heading out next week on a trip through the Rockies to Alberta, so today was doing my due diligence checking the wing nuts and tire pressures, and when I came to the 4th tire I could not find the valve. After scratching my head for a few minutes, I realized that the wheel had been put on back to front, the valve was under the trailer, narrowly missing the brake drum etc. Also the wing nuts were barely more than finger tight. It was an easy fix, no harm seems to have been done, but there are several lessons to be learned here, I think you can all see what they are. http://i.imgur.com/lzHWfLWl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/348NZ9Il.jpg You really should contact the place where you bought the tires and send them a pic. Very sad!!! Incredible! I am glad most tire shops don't hire people with I.Q.'s less than 60:):):) What did the the tire store manager say when you called him???? The guy that did the tire is not stupid, he just has bad luck thinking:):)
djgarcia 08/28/15 08:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Avoiding San Francisco

If I was coming up I-5, wanted to avoid the Bay Area but get over to 101 to continue up north, I would cut over from I-5 through Clear Lake on Hwy 20. A bit north of the Sacramento area. Most direct and RV friendly route. There is a Indian Casino half way to 101 and you can dry camp there for free. This route avoids all the possible cities with congestion of traffic. While 101 is doable it is not my first choice for a route when towing because of traffic and congestion! Do you recall the name of the casino, that may be a good spot for the night . We are looking at possibilities for our first night out then just winging it up the coast. Robinson Rancheria 1545 State Hwy. 20 Upper Lake 707-262-4000 The Hotel and resturant food do not get real high ratings but for just staying overnight I don't think it is of concern to you. I have eaten there and the food was OK but not what you would expect from a 1st. class Casino.It is approx. 60 miles from I-5/Wiliams to Upper Lake /Casino.
djgarcia 08/28/15 08:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Avoiding San Francisco

If I was coming up I-5, wanted to avoid the Bay Area but get over to 101 to continue up north, I would cut over from I-5 through Clear Lake on Hwy 20. A bit north of the Sacramento area. Most direct and RV friendly route. There is a Indian Casino half way to 101 and you can dry camp there for free. This route avoids all the possible cities with congestion of traffic. While 101 is doable it is not my first choice for a route when towing because of traffic and congestion!
djgarcia 08/27/15 09:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Garmin RV 760LMT Not Working!

I tried that Paul, still not working! Darn it all! Sounds like you just need to leave it connected to charge up the battery on the unit for a 1/2 hr. or longer if this the very first time you have used the unit. When my battery is completely drained, I can just plug the unit into my cigarette batt charger and it will continue to operate and will charge up the batt. Or call the 800# for tech support, they are great.
djgarcia 08/27/15 05:29am Technology Corner
RE: Honey Wagon

I have read that there is a "Honey Wagon" that operates in the Pismo Beach, CA area. We were not aware of this service until I stumbled across it here. We camp at the North Beach State Campground next door to Oceano. Any fellow members out there that could give me some contacts or instructions? Just a few blocks south of Pismo RV park is a state dump station.
djgarcia 08/26/15 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help W/ pc/printer print too small

Email program is? That is where you change size of print and style. Right, go to your email preferences then go to "fonts/colors", now you can adjust the size of your fonts to your preference. Mac Boy
djgarcia 08/26/15 07:54am Technology Corner
RE: Twist on Waste Valve Question

Just purchased a Valterra twist on waste valve as a temp fix for my leaking black tank valve until I can get home. On the way out of the store, the clerk warned not to travel with it on the drain pipe because the weight of it might cause excessive vibration that could cause the sewer drain pipe to break loose from the black tank. Seems like that defeats the purpose of purchasing it. Anyone out there have experience pro or con with this product? Sounds like B.S. advice to me! Some clerk needs to get some new RV training:):)
djgarcia 08/25/15 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much wind is too much?

I bought the "auto shut down" option with my truck. When the winds hit 15 MPH and or snow starts falling, my truck turns off. I have 15 min. to turn around and start going in the opposite direction:):):):) Ours too has that feature but the truck must then head south. :B I have always told my wife that if we are where it snows, we have made serious error in planning. Wise men think alike:):) The first beer is on me:):)
djgarcia 08/22/15 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6 years on LT265/75R16s... no problems.

So do most of us. There are only a few that want to argue the point by trying to pount out how the testing is the same but facts dont lie...... X1, After 5 yrs. you are on borrowed time with tires, the odds of having a tire problem are pretty high!!!!
djgarcia 08/22/15 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Going North on 101 From Tillamook Need Advice Where 2 Stay

Yes North......... Not necessarily boon docking just places that don't charge a arm and a leg..... AKA KOA KOA by Fort Lewis State Park was charging $60 per night 2 weeks ago:(:(
djgarcia 08/21/15 09:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: How much wind is too much?

I bought the "auto shut down" option with my truck. When the winds hit 15 MPH and or snow starts falling, my truck turns off. I have 15 min. to turn around and start going in the opposite direction:):):):)
djgarcia 08/21/15 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Going North on 101 From Tillamook Need Advice Where 2 Stay

Boon docking along the Oregon coast-- I am not aware of any location that you can boondock(if you mean free) along the total Oregon coast. Have been travel the Oregon Coast for 15 yrs. But I also do not try to boondock. Dry camping ( with a lesser fee than the full site hook ups) is about the best you are going to find as far as I know.
djgarcia 08/21/15 06:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Going North on 101 From Tillamook Need Advice Where 2 Stay

Best laid plans... We are on the first leg of a major trip clockwise trip around the US and have hit a snag.... We did not take into account the fact that schools do not start until after Labor Day up here. Just about everything up here is Booked.. We will be leaving Tillamook Sunday morning. There are a few State Parks we will try along with suggestions from ya'll I need help on where we can stay. We are small and can boondock anywhere problem is finding places that it is OK to stay. ie; Parking Lots, Churches, Hospitals, places of business etc. Thanks for your time..... Go to RV Circle Creek RV Park in Seaside. The RV park is about 1/2 south of the town of Seaside on your left hand side. They have full hook sites as well as a large dry camping field if the full sites are full. Ask for Sharon 503-738-6070. Tell her Dick referred you. The KOA by Fort Stevens State park is a zoo and has outrageous prices IMHO:) Those of you who love KOA parks and feel they meet your needs, thats great. Don't get your feelers upset with my choice.:):)
djgarcia 08/21/15 06:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5th wheel brakes and breakaway switch

My cable hooked on the hitch one time in a parking lot and it locked up right now. Could not move the 5er. Just unhook the battery cables until you get a new switch.Just so you know it does not need a new switch. Thanks for your advice anyway. Unhooking the battery will allow the trailer tires to roll free. Then you can figure out if you just need to rehook your brake cable or replace it if it is defective. Then just reconnect the battery cables.
djgarcia 08/20/15 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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