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RE: 1st trip in our hybrid TT! Any advice, please?

Camp in your driveway if you have to, and take notes. Try not to over pack. We have hauled stuff for thousands of miles that never left its storage location. Set up the tented portion and give it a good rain with the sprinklers. Have some seam sealer on hand, and some good caulk. Cold is one thing, but cold and wet is not fun.
elwood58 06/30/16 10:30am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon/California coast--best time of year?

Although we are in Astoria now, and heading across the bridge to Long Beach WA tomorrow, August and September are pretty hard to beat. Traveling south gives you the best views and turn outs. We came north through Nevada, Utah and Idaho, but will head south along the coast.
elwood58 06/30/16 10:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Keeping cool in 95 degree heat...

X2 on setting thermostats etc for cooling before turning on the generator. That way you can control everything from the cockpit. This is extra helpful when stopping for fuel etc, where you need to turn the genny off then back on.
elwood58 06/29/16 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable Ice maker

Why wouldn't distilled water work well? Seems like it would be the obvious choice. Distilled water is one of the only things that will corrode stainless steel. Good for you, but not good for many metals. NO it will NOT your are thinking of De-ionized water that can be corrosive to somethings My mistake, it is Di water that can be a problem.
elwood58 06/23/16 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable Ice maker

Why wouldn't distilled water work well? Seems like it would be the obvious choice. Distilled water is one of the only things that will corrode stainless steel. Good for you, but not good for many metals.
elwood58 06/22/16 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Exhaust fan on Microwave/convection oven ??

Mine vents to the inside. My fantastic fan is almost directly above the microwave/convection oven so I simply turn it on and it draws the air right out. X3
elwood58 06/21/16 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter choice

Most residential refrigerators need a pure sine wave inverter. Most of your personal electronics will thank you as well.
elwood58 06/13/16 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone use a stovetop without a range hood?

Most coaches that have a microwave/convection are now set up to vent internally, so you always need to run the roof vent fan to exhaust to the outside.
elwood58 06/10/16 09:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Searching for sand along the Lost Coast

My wife and I grew up on the Lost Coast, living in Arcata. I spent the first third of my life camping all over the area. It is a shame that most areas have been closed off to camping and beach running. As you found, there are not that many access points to begin with. Totally agree on what a gem Patrick's Point Park is.
elwood58 06/10/16 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: Removing Outside TV From Mount

On my 2016 there are 3 screws down each side and the Tv came out, plate and all. It also gives me great access to behind the sink.
elwood58 05/22/16 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Building a New Dog House/Cover Over Engine Compartment

The shorter doghouse appears to be on a newer raised chassis MH. Less of the engine protruding into the floor area equals a much shorter doghouse.
elwood58 04/01/16 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C "Tow Mode"?????

We use Tow/Haul when in the hills, and for stop and go near cities.
elwood58 03/02/16 07:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Late Oct. in Southern AZ and NM

Weather at that time should be daytime highs between 78-84 degrees. You may not be able to get away with no reservations in Arizona, as the Snowbirds have already begun to migrate at that time. New Mexico, not as much. One area that always seems to have some room is Casa Grande.
elwood58 02/27/16 06:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mexico without a visa?

For non-RV reasons I was interested in the answers. We have a neighbor, who is a great guy, but got into trouble when he was younger. So jobs with dental benefits are very limited to someone with a felony. Anyhow, his teeth aren't in the best condition (no, its not meth mouth) and after reading some articles about folks getting good dental care in Mexico, I wondered if we could be RVing in Yuma (for example) where he could get his teeth fixed and recuperate with us on the US side, and then drive/fly back home. Apparently he only needs a passport to return to the US, so I was hoping someone would have a story about if we met & escorted him back at the border and he had as much ID as possible, that it possibly could be done. Anyhow, that was my reason for following this thread. Thanks Your neighbor should not cross the Border without a Passport under any circumstances. A Passport Card can be used versus a full Passport.
elwood58 02/26/16 07:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tents at RV Sites

Our family camped at COE Parks for may years, and always had a couple of tents for the kids to sleep in. Our family of six had a 16' Aristocrat Trailer, so no way we were all going to sleep in the TT.
elwood58 02/26/16 06:52pm Family Camping
RE: 12 volt

Keep in mind that the 20 amp fuse may be for a whole series of lights.
elwood58 02/26/16 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Well they are dying here but this Company is still trying

I want to know how they get 320 liters of fresh water last a month. That is just 84 gallons.
elwood58 02/25/16 02:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: engine removal on a Gas Unit

Normal is a very relative term. Parts are usually the pacing items when it comes to a rebuild. 1. Have they determined whether you need a short/long block? 2. Is the engine currently out of the rig? Make sure an have all of the accessories inspected. Starter, alternator, AC Compressor etc. have the transmission inspected while you wait.
elwood58 02/02/16 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you have trouble with slides

Some have mentioned having more issues with slides that included the refrigerator due to weight. That said, engineering of slides has improved dramatically over the years. They certainly make for a much roomier experience. I would recommend paying attention to maintenance, and also look at what the functionality will be with slides in while traveling. With ours in , the only impact is a few drawers at the end of the bed cannot be opened.
elwood58 01/31/16 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK WINTER OUTING

Love the post, and the TC setup.
elwood58 01/23/16 05:35pm Truck Campers
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