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RE: Port Angeles WA

We've always enjoyed Rest-A-While campground on the Hood River Canal along the 101. The campground is fair but the view on a riverside site is fantastic. Truly restful.
kalynzoo 02/21/15 10:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

I'm sorry, I just can't help myself: Best protection is a 22 pistol. My brother-in-law and I were walking in the woods when a we must have come between a momma bear and her cubs. The bear started chasing us. I grabbed my trusty little 22 and fired once into my brother-in laws knee. I made it to safety! I told you in advance that I'm sorry, I just had to repeat this well worn tale.
kalynzoo 02/21/15 11:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Selling through Camping World

When consigning your RV you need to slightly change the thought process. The question become: How much am I willing to pay to have you sell my RV? Not a bad question, just a realistic question. We sold a previous MH on consignment. First, how much is it worth to you, then how much can you sell it for yourself...really...I mean really. Now how much will you accept to have someone else go through all the hassle (how much will you give up...pay). In my consignment sale we had to pay up front about $750 to have the MH detailed (they did a great job) and advertised. It still took 6 months to sell the rig. If CW says no fees, they probably mean no fees up front, they just subtract it from the sale, and you probably cannot back out of the agreement without a fee (totally unsure of this, just guessing). But if you don't want to sell it yourself, and if they have an active lot, why not.
kalynzoo 02/21/15 09:55am Travel Trailers

Your comments cover an important point, especially when a newbie requests information. In our attempt to keep our lives private most new members leave out information like location, type of RV, and family size. Thus, when an old times wants to help the response can only be of the most generic nature. Some of us are just not "club type people" but still a more complete question will gain a better answer.
kalynzoo 02/21/15 09:35am Good Sam Club
RE: rest stops dump stations

Very few in Calif. Most have been decommissioned.
kalynzoo 02/20/15 09:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tucson to Wisconsin

Fool Hollow Lake State Park to Durango CO/Mesa Verde National Park to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to Rifle Falls State Park CO to Rocky Mountain National Park to Custer State Park SD/ Mount Rushmore then head on home. PM if you want to know of things to do along this route. From Grand Canyon head north from Flagstaff through Monument Valley, stopping for the night at Gouldings RV, then on to Mesa Verde and Durango. DO NOT GO NORTH ON THE 550 OVER THE MOUNTAINS IN THE RV! Rather head east to the 25 and go up to Denver, Estes Park, Rock Mountain National Park, and even Glacier if you have time. Enjoy every moment, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 02/19/15 06:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: extended warranty

Give the guys at WholesaleWarranties.com a call or e-mail. Very helpful knowledgeable people without a hard sell. Personally, I have always maintained an extended warranty. Many on this website and others will say they are worthless, save your money. Both sides have good arguments and give honest opinions. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 02/19/15 06:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tool: how far can I travel in x hours?

I too figure 50 mph in my planning. I drive 55 to 60mph, but figuring 50mph is a pretty good gauge. I don't enjoy traveling more than 200 miles per day. The first day out of home base, LA, is usually a hard drive as it is 280 miles to Las Vegas or 380 miles to Sacramento. I've driven both so many times that it is not vacation fun anymore, just the first leg of the trip. From then on I look at 200 miles a day or less. Sometimes just 100 miles with a days sigh seeing is all the traveling I need. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 02/18/15 10:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prescriptions

As a retired pharmacist I would suggest that you go to an independent pharmacy and speak with the owner pharmacist about your medications. The chains often sell the top 100 or 200 medications at deep discount (not below cost as that is unlawful in most states) but certainly really cheap. In exchange they make a substantial profit on other medications. A few older medications which have been generic for years have been reviewed by the FDA because the current required levels of testing were never preformed. These drugs were then removed from the market until a company, any company, spent the millions required to bring the tests to current levels. That company was then given the exclusive on the new Branded product. As for your $5 co-pay: In my humble opinion that was the beginning of this whole mess in the first place. When I entered pharmacy patients paid the full price of their medication. The national average price was below $4 per prescription. Companies were hesitant to charge to much for new medications because the public would not accept the expense. Keflex, by Lilly was the very first medication in the USA to break the $1 per dose ceiling. When insurance companies starting paying for the medication and the patient only paid a co-pay the cost of medication became hidden from the public. Now drugs could be $100 or more but no one complained since they only paid $5. Ads on TV and in print encouraged people to take the new drugs "covered by most insurance plans." Now new drugs, like the medication for Hep-C, although life saving and life changing, are coming to market at thousands of dollars per dose. $80,000 for a course of therapy. Justified by the fact that $80,000 is less than the insurance company would have to pay for lifetime treatment of an active Hep-C patient with pending liver failure. Just a little history. Good Luck
kalynzoo 02/18/15 10:26pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: buying a rental

Why not. I'd want a full history of incidents and service, as a business they should keep such records. I'd still want my mechanic to inspect before purchase, even if I had to pay the guy to go to the dealer with me. Just remember President Reagan's words: No one ever washes a rented car. You have to suspect that the vehicle was abused, at least not loved, but if the deal is ok, why not.
kalynzoo 02/18/15 10:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding Sirius XM Radio where to mount antenna

In previous coaches the technician ran the antenna cable up under the side window trim to the overhead cabinets. Then pulled open the cabinet rear to access the front endcap and pulled the cable out the top marker lights. This exposed about 18" of cable running up the roof line, the antenna was fastened with silicon. If you have a front mount TV you can access the endcap behind the TV. Worked well for 11 years on the previous RV.
kalynzoo 02/18/15 09:01am Technology Corner
RE: Best Route around LA from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara

My favorite is the 10 to the 210 to the 118 which turns into the 26 and finally the 101 to Santa Barbara. The 210 can be very congested during rush hours, but so can every other freeway in LA. Try to head north no earlier than 9:30Am, avoid 3:30 to 7:30pm. Great on weekends.
kalynzoo 02/07/15 11:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roadside assistance

Coach Net could not find a service technician for me on a Weekday Morning in August on Highway 101 in Washington within 30 miles of Port Angeles. They would not be able to send a tow until the following day. I found my own technician through the campground, CoachNet had called him but they would only pay $50 for a service call, he charges $75. I dropped Coach Net and now have Good Sam. One call for a flat on the car, no problem so far.
kalynzoo 02/07/15 11:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Potential White Elephant

One persons White Elephant is another persons dream RV. Financing through an RV lending agreement is a problem, so it depends on how much needs to be financed and what other equity can be used. A line of credit as an example. Helping a friend is noble, and I salute you. What will the "while elephant be worth to the dealer in the future? I just traded in my 11 year old rig with 50k miles on it for a new coach. NADA was 60K, the dealer gave me 40K sight unseen. My lovely, well kept, well cared for RV was just inventory to them. I enjoy my new RV and I was content with the bottom line of the purchase. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 02/07/15 11:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Drop off and Pick up at Sacramento Metro Airport ??

Since you have the toad you could park by the Arco Arena and drive the few miles. As mentioned there are also a few very large shopping centers only a few miles away. There is a "Cell Phone Parking Area" but I don't know what kind of access (tight turns etc) it might have. Also, you do have all those overhead signs for direction, and I never took notice of the heights. Although it is a nice regional airport, with wide roads, it still is congested with people rushing to get in and out. I'd take the toad.
kalynzoo 02/06/15 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Motorhome through Leaseback Program what you think?

President Reagan once said: "Nobody washes a rental car." You are taking your RV, and basically renting it out...will the renters take care of it? I'd pass. JMHO
kalynzoo 02/05/15 07:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Warranty repair

One other note: I have noticed over the years that many dealers operate their sales department and their service department as separate corporations or LLC probably for all kinds of liability, insurance, and workman's comp reasons. Therefore the service department would not really care who you purchased from, as their numbers come from vehicles service, not retributions of buyers.
kalynzoo 02/05/15 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adventure and Difficult Roads - Way over used terms

Well having driven Big Sur, Going to the Sun and 550 all I can say is I'M glad I lived long enough and healthy enough to see all three. Just wish my wife would have taken a turn at the wheel so I could do more looking! True, I agree, both are among the many beautiful drives across the United States. Having white knuckled both in a motorhome with a toad, I later drove both again, several times, in a CAR. Fantastic drive in a car, as I could take the pullouts, see the scenery, and enjoy. When I ask advise in a post about the roads (this is personal, just my opinion) I want the wimpiest driver to respond that the road is rough, horrible, winding, whatever their negative comments might be. If two or three or more additional forum members respond in a similar manner, I will avoid the road. If two or three write that it is not so bad, I will delve further and get more information before heading that way. So this forum member requests that anyone with reservations regarding a trip or rode please post them. Let us, the reading public make our own decisions. Happy Trails JMHO
kalynzoo 02/05/15 03:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Warranty repair

A can't address ALL dealers, but during my last 11 years with a Winnebago I never had a dealer refuse service on my MH. Since I had a disagreement with the original dealer I never returned there. My understanding talking with service techs is that Winnebago reimburses adequately, so why not.
kalynzoo 02/05/15 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: offering a price on a used motorhome

Ask whatever you want. Negotiation is a process of determining the Next Best Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement. The dealer will counter offer based on his need for a profit margin. You will counter based on your ability to pay and need or like for the RV. At some point you will both come to an agreement or one or both of you will walk away. No harm no fowl.
kalynzoo 02/04/15 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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