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RE: Why is Crater Lake a must-see?

we went to crater lake many years ago. I remember that you could not get down by the lake to dip your toes in the lake. maybe that has changed now but I have seen Crater Lake and probably will never go back. I remember a Ranger talk at the campground about the bears and how they raid your ice chests. The bears take your ice chest over to the rim of the lake and throw it over and of course it then crashes open and the bears follow it down and have Dinner, breakfast, Lunch all the way down to the water.
othertonka 05/27/15 08:19pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 2012 Hondra accord

I don't believe 2012 Honda accord is towable 4 down. Look in the index of the owners manual under "towing behind a Motor home" It will describe if you can or cannot tow 4 down and also describe how to tow with a tow truck.
othertonka 05/21/15 07:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Water saving Shower Head

Oxygenics is what I recommend. Do this test, open both hot and cold faucets fully at the same time. with a stop watch, and a bucket, direct the stream into a bucket and start the watch. After one minute remove the stream and shut the water off. Then measure the amount of water in the bucket, my Oxygenics uses 1 and a half gallons per minute. So a 6 gallon water heater without adding any cold should stay hot for 4 minutes. Now add half cold water from the faucet and the time for the hot water goes up, You are now using 3/4 of a gallon of hot and 3/4 of a gallon cold per each minute. Your hot water should last 8 minutes. This is what I do when taking a shower, turn the hot faucet on full blast, when the water comes out hot, turn on the cold faucet until the temp is where you want it, get in a shower away.
othertonka 05/19/15 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your BEST words of wisdom?

Learn to back up your 5er, then go to a empty parking lot and practice, use some orange cones to simulate a camp site. Although it is best to back up from the drivers side, also practice from the passengers side. Then practice some more. that way you don't provide the entertainment for the campground. did I say practice?
othertonka 05/18/15 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ewww! The caulk is black!

The black is mold. Use a spray bottle with a mixture of household bleach and water. spray it on and let it sit for a while then use an old towel or rag to wipe it off. Might have to repeat again. wipe up any runs as you go. Wear old clothes as the bleach will turn the color on your clothes.
othertonka 05/12/15 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: How fast do you drive? AGAIN!!!

How do you view that video?
othertonka 05/12/15 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lightning Strike

your battery is dead, should be 12.6 volts for a full charge. Try plugging into shore power and then use multimeter to see if your convertor is charging your battery, If it is charging It should read about 13.6 volts. If it does not read around 13.6 it could be the battery is too dead that it won't take a charge or the convertor is bad.
othertonka 05/06/15 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Filled propane tank, no propane comes out

Are you sure it didn't leak out from last season when you had it filled? Can you weigh the cylinder and compare the weight with what is stamped on the cylinder, That will tell you if you do in fact have a filled tank or an empty tank.
othertonka 05/03/15 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Napa to Eureka

If you are already near Napa, just catch 101 at Petaluma or Santa Rosa or wherever you can get on 101 and go north all the way to Eureka. No real hard pulls and no need to go over to I5 or Hwy 20 or Hwy 299. That would just add many more miles and time to your trip. I recommend that you stay off of Hwy 1 with your RV combination, it is too narrow and tight turns. Check out the redwoods on your way, but leave the 5er somewhere if you decide to take the Avenue of the giants, just do that drive in your truck.
othertonka 05/02/15 09:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glowing Exhaust Manifolds

Something is wrong if you are running 120 on the flats. Do you have a thermostat installed. No modern engine should ever run at that temp. ?????? It should be running @ 190 at least. What are you using for a Temp gauge? Moisheh I noticed the same thing, 120 degrees on a flat road? something is wrong with that. Check the gauge and the thermostat.
othertonka 05/01/15 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can anyone tell me what these buttons do?

The first one on the left is for connecting the House battery to the Chassis battery to start the engine if the chassis battery is dead or low. You push it down and hold it there then start the engine, release the switch after it starts. The next switch is for the fan on the dash or up on the counsel at the top of the windshield. The 3rd switch is to use the dash radio and have it run from the house battery instead of having to have the ignition on and then it is running from the chassis battery. To test, Turn the ignition ON and then turn the radio on. then turn the ignition off and the radio should go off, then turn that 3rd switch on and see if the radio comes back on. 4th switch is probably a spare.
othertonka 04/30/15 11:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spic n Span. Having a hard time finding

I bought some at Orchard supply hardware store.
othertonka 04/28/15 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Surprised when I found this shackel bolt

Thanks for posting the results
othertonka 04/28/15 08:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surprised when I found this shackel bolt

Please report back on what they did to repair this, enquiring minds want to know. Good luck
othertonka 04/27/15 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surprised when I found this shackel bolt

Am I missing it or is there no hole for the bolt to go through on the other side of the hanger? That's probably why they didn't finish the job. I see the same thing, there is no hole in that bracket, and the legs seem to be bent and the right side of the shackle is cracked at the bend, looks ready to break. Needs more than an DIY job. I would not tow that rig like that, get it fixed before towing is my opinion.
othertonka 04/26/15 10:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My dad thought he was a goner

My bet is not enough tongue weight. Get the whole combination weighed starting with the tow` vehicle unhooked, total weight, then front axle, then rear axle. Then the trailer by itself, then the trailer axle, then the tongue by itself. Post these results and you will get the right answer from many experts here on the forum. You need 10 to 15 percent of the trailer total weight to be on the tongue. Tongue weight
othertonka 04/23/15 04:19pm Towing
RE: Flat Towing Makes my Tires Noisy

I had the same problem on my 2002 CRV with Michelins, they cupped especialy the front ones and became very noisy. I now have perllis and they have not cupped. Keeping track of the mileage towed, rotate them about every 4000 towed miles and they smoothe out some.
othertonka 04/22/15 10:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How to Hook Up to Cable TV in RV parks

You need a length of coax cable to go from the outlet at the electric pedestal and to the inlet on your TT. Usually 10 ft will work But could be more is needed if your inlet is not near your service panel. I carry a 10 footer and a couple of shorter ones along with a couple of double male barrel connectors to hook them together. Then go to your TV remote and set your input to cable. usually at RV parks cable you don't have to do a SCAN but if the stations don't come in, then do a scan.
othertonka 04/22/15 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: California Campfire Permit Online

I don't believe you need a permit for an established campground. "Campfire Permits are designed for use on federally controlled lands including those falling under the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management, and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands you must also have written permission from the landowner for campfire use." Quote from Cal Fire. So if you boondock in Calif, you might need a permit if you use fire outdoors. The only time I have ever had a permit was when backpacking in a national forest. Just food for thought.
othertonka 04/20/15 03:11pm Toy Haulers
RE: How do you use hydaulic levelers?

My procedure for power gear jacks is to first set up your MH with a set of Hoppy Calibrated levels, first leveling the MH with a long carpenters level front to back and side to side. Then fasten the hoppy's to the MH so they are indicating perfectly level, one level indicating front to rear, mine is inside on the drivers side wall where I can see it from the drivers seat, and the second level somewhere indicating side to side, either on the dash or other side to side suitable surface. Fasten them so they read level. Now to use them park in your site, look at the front to rear level and determine whether which end is the lowest, say for example the front end is low. Then operate the front jacks (Low end) and raise the front just until the level bubble is one half bubble past level, stop, now operate the rear jacks until the level bubble just comes back to level, stop, you are now level front to back. now determine which side is low and operate the rear low side jack (Power gear has that feature) until the side to side level bubble comes back to the middle level position. You are now level side to side. stop and turn the switch OFF. done. Of course this is a procedure to use on pretty level sites. if the site is way off level, you might have to use boards under the low end tires to get it a little closer to level before using the jacks. The calibrated level bubbles show how far out of level you are in inches. for example the front could be 2 inches out of level and the bubble will indicate that. This gives you an idea if you can level the MH in that position with out running out of jack extension before you actually start the job. By doing the low end first you usually end up with the jacks actually doing some lifting and not just being extended and running out of lift. I use pads under the jacks for soft spots to increase the pad surface size. Calibrated levels
othertonka 04/16/15 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
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