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RE: Itinerary ideas for Oregon Coast

Planning on a trip in late May. Don't know much about the coast except it is a must see. Probably stay 5-7 days. Anyone have any itinerary ideas you would like to share.We are traveeling in a MH with a dog. May is early, don't expect warm sunny weather, but the Oregon Coast is spectacular any time of year. The good thing about your timing is it won't be as crowded. Oregon has great state parks and you should be able to get sites without reservations on weekdays in May though week ends may be different. Other than our trip to Alaska the Oregon Coast has been out most memorable experience. Oregon is very dog friendly.
stickdog 08/28/16 12:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hershey, Pa show a good place to sell my RV?

Your in Texas why not consign it to PPL, might find your next RV there.
stickdog 08/27/16 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Zoning that restricts RV use on your own land

It's about Taxes, Taxes, Taxes. If your living in a structure, notice I said structure, they can Tax it, they don't get any Taxes from your RV.
stickdog 08/24/16 09:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Laminate floor in 5th wheel

I removed the carpet and vinyl in our fifthwheel replaced with Stainmaster click and lock floating plank. We full-time and its looking good after a year with a 70lb dog.
stickdog 08/24/16 08:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F-450

Humm.. the one I saw them test on that Fast Lane Truck youtube channel had a MSRP of around $80k... Sure, it was a Platinum.. I don't need or want a truck that big or fancy.. I'll never get a trailer that requires that kind of rig, nor want one.. I'm just a long weekend camper, so to me, what I have now is more than enough.. Each to their own of course. Everyone "camps" to their own tune.. Good luck! Mitch It's a little different when your towing your home and everything you own. I got by with a 7x7 tent, a sleeping bag, and a coleman stove and lantern for 30 years but that was then.
stickdog 08/23/16 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-450

It's on my wish list but will probably stay there.
stickdog 08/23/16 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Route around Nashville

Hit it after morning rush hour and Bailey Parkway should be a breeze.
stickdog 08/23/16 05:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: yukon to alaska border crossing time

Depends on traffic and time of day. When we entered AK early in the morning, spent the night in Beaver Creek drove right up, the usual questions, a few pleasantries and on to Tok. Return trip we spent night in Tok quite a lineup southbound in mid August maybe 20 vehicles in line.
stickdog 08/22/16 09:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Full Timing without your partner

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
stickdog 08/22/16 07:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Why do I always get Connection Reset errors?

Have had problem myself from time to time so I copy my post before posting it. If have difficulty I just go to reply again and paste the copied post and try again.
stickdog 08/21/16 08:04pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Interstate 80/Chicago by-pass

If headed eastbound just hit it early in the day, westbound after 10am. Can't remember how I many times I've driven it in all times of day and night sometimes a breeze sometimes a pita. 40year Chicago metro native.
stickdog 08/21/16 07:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help with water leak.

Faucet is installed on the sink top before top is installed on the vanity, then plumbing connections are made. Disconnect plumbing connections pull top repair or replace leaky faucet, reinstall top and reconnect plumbing.
stickdog 08/21/16 11:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Talking in person to RV snowbirds...where do I find any

I guess we're snowbirds, 6 years full-timeing, we've never paid for a winter campsite down South. 4 years in Florida and 2 in Texas, volunteering. Sure everyone wants warm winter, but warm to one is hot or cold to another. Of the 6 winters we stayed down south one was not nice but compared to Northern Illinois it was a winner. You will want to check out www.volunteer.gov you don't want to wait till you expect to go. We're always 9 months to a year out in applying for volunteering positions and they are usually posted shortly after the season ends. All of the federal agencies post openings but not all openings are posted. For state parks go to there home page and look for "volunteer" or "get involved ". Sometimes these are difficult to find but a search box or site index will also lead you to their volunteer page. In Florida almost everyone wants to be in the warm southern part of the state so you want to look at the North half of the state. Our first winter was at Gold Head Branch state park between Gainesville and Jacksonville as camphosts. We did have several nights in the upper 20s in January but never needed more than a light jacket during the day. Hope this helps with your planning. We don't mind in fact we enjoy volunteering and it stretchs the retirement income and keeps us active.
stickdog 08/19/16 09:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Heavy Black Tank Smell

More water. 1-2 gallons is never enough in a decent size black tank. I always fill a 5 gallon bucket to prime my black tank after dumping.
stickdog 08/19/16 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help. Frig problem

Try turning it off then turn it back on.
stickdog 08/19/16 08:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dometic fridge

You should be able to easily access the burner, remove access door.. and a couple of sheet metal screws so you can remove the shields. It's a good idea (IMO) to get a visual on the flame every year or so.. There are websites out there that have pictures of what a good flame on a fridge should look like. It may be working, but not working optimally. Do this and you will know for sure. If the check light is on no propane, however if your anal remove the vent panel and place your hand on the vent stack if warmer than ambient it's working. I have remote thermometers in fridge, freezer, basement and main read out near my usual relaxing chair, always know what is happening.
stickdog 08/19/16 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Mircrosoft Account

Make sure your anti virus is up to date and don't worry about it.
stickdog 08/19/16 11:26am Technology Corner
RE: Will work for Free :)

For the OP you may want to contact garyhaupt a Canadian member of the forum who has jumped the hurdles of volunteering legally in the US if I recall his posts from a few years back. I'm not familiar with BLM use requirements but I assume they apply to non-residents as well so for very few dollars one can camp in the beautiful southwest for minimal cost. May try it myself next winter.
stickdog 08/18/16 01:42pm Workamping Forum
RE: We got bees nesting in undercarriage.

Sounds like you have a wasp/yellow jacket nest. Home Depot - wasp and yellow jacket spray into the entry hole...soak it. Best to do in the last evening or night when most of the colony is home. Even better if you can peel back the coroplast and blast the nest directly with the spray. The seal the hole. Don't seal the hole until the nest has been eliminated my neighbor did that and the bees found a new entrance/exit through the trailer, not fun having bees filling up your living quarters.
stickdog 08/18/16 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Air bags for trailer??

I have air bags on my fifthwheel. Centerpoint air supension
stickdog 08/17/16 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
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