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RE: Newport, Oregon

OP has a 5th wheel ..... Pacific Shores is for Class A and Class C only. South Beach (just over the bridge in Newport) has an excellent state park...equal to Beverly Beach. The Marina rv park (as mentioned above) is also a good place; however, no trees or anything else but a good view of the bay and the bridge. I've never seen this park full. Seal Rock has a nice rv park overlooking the beach/ocean. North of Newport, theres a couple of rv parks in Depot Bay (Sea & Sand), and a small rv park (Fogarty Creek). Good luck Ron
lanerd 01/22/17 11:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick connect LP fittings

You mean something like THIS? Been thinking about doing the same thing. Ron
lanerd 01/22/17 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to dinghy TOAD towing

When towing for an extended period of time, start the vehicle as often as possible and allow it to run for five minutes to prevent battery drain. Well that depends on a lot of variables. I tow an 07 Malibu, lights are hooked up through a diode block. Pull the fuse the owners manual says to, actually I installed a switch, and there is no battery drain. Well no more than if it were sitting in the driveway so there is no need to start it. If you have a brake system that runs off the toad battery that can drain the battery but you should hookup a charge line from the MH in that case. BTW: 5 minutes of run time will do little to nothing in the way of charging the battery. For those vehicles that require starting and running the engine after a couple of hours or so is not to charge the battery (altho that helps).....I think it is more to lubricate the transmission. Ron
lanerd 01/21/17 10:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing mid-size truck

When towing RWD (2WD) Colorado on a dolly, the rear wheels, differential, driveshaft and transmission output shaft are all turning. Most transmissions (auto and man) today do not have a lube pump operating in the trans when when engine is off. With a 4WD Colorado, you can put the transfer case in a neutral position. The rear wheels, differential, and driveshaft are all still turning, but since the transfer case is in between the driveshaft and the transmission output shaft means the transmission output shaft (and the rest of the transmission) is not turning.' Remember when either 4-down flat towing or on a dolly.....the rear wheels are still on the ground and turning. So yes, from the explanation above.. your assumption is correct. Ron
lanerd 01/20/17 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to dinghy TOAD towing

Recently, I purchased and installed on a friends Jeep Wrangler a ReadyBrute Elite tow bar that includes a built-in toad brake system. In addition, I also purchased and installed a Blue-ox base place and adaptors for the tow bar, all cables and wiring for less than $1800.....all from Amazon. Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 01/20/17 11:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: RidEx for Black & Gray Tanks

I can see using this stuff if, and only if you have a solids build up in your tank....otherwise you're just wasting money. Using soap and water when traveling, will keep the tank free of sticking solids and also keep the sensors working properly. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Ron
lanerd 01/20/17 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Profile

Just click on "my forums" above and then click on "my profile".
lanerd 01/20/17 11:08am Forum Technical Support
RE: Towing mid-size truck

No Toyota is towable either 4-down. Has to be modified with either a lube pump for the trans or a driveshaft disconnect. FWD models can be towed on a dolly. The 2wd Colorado is not towable either 4-down or on a dolly Same restrictions as above. The 4wd Colorado IS towable either 4-down or on a dolly. Go to remco website to determine which vehicle is towable or not. Good luck Ron
lanerd 01/20/17 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What I saw at the campground.

Keep in mind that Ford does offer a heavy duty version of their F150 that increases the payload to 3300 lbs for the V8 and 2900 for the eco V6. Ron
lanerd 01/19/17 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Weight vs Truck Capacity (I know, I know....)

I used to tow a 4000 lbs bass boat behind a 3/4 ton Dodge and I never knew it was back there. Later, I sold the Dodge and went to a very capable F-150. It towed the boat fine but I definitely knew it was back there. I could feel it as I drove and especially when I came to a stop. I then traded that truck in for a 3/4 F-250 and again I tow that boat without knowing its back there. Now imagine three times the weight and how much the difference in towing will be. Although the 1/2 ton can do the job, the 3/4 ton is just built to tow. It's much more capable, stable, and safer. There is a HUGE difference between pulling a bass boat with little or no appreciable tongue weight than a TT with a 1000 lb tongue weight. Apples and oranges. I'm sure the main issue here with the OP would be the payload capacity of the tow vehicle. Once you load the trailer/hitch plus people, animals, tools, camping equipment, etc.... you will be at or over the 1/2 ton payload capacity and probably the RAWR also. Ron
lanerd 01/19/17 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best hitch

The "best" hitch is the mechanical type such as the Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride (both designed by the same person). These hitches provide weight distribution and sway control. It is advertised that these hitches "eliminate" sway. New cost is approximately $3000.00. The "better" hitch is the friction type such as the Reese Dual Cam or the Equal-i-zer (brand name). These hitches also provide weight distribution and partial sway control. New cost is approximately $500.00. The "good" hitch is just a weight distribution unit. No sway control at all. However, you can purchase a separate "friction" type sway control that can bolt onto one of these hitches but does not provide the quality of sway control of either of the two above. New cost is approximately $300 with the separate sway control that cost approximately $100.00. So, like it was mentioned above, there other other factors to be considered that will help to reduce the possibility of sway. It all boils down to how safe you want to be and what peace of mind you require. I personally have used all three. Started out with the Husky brand hitch plus the anti-sway bar, then to the Reese Dual Cam and eventually to a "used" Hensley Arrow. With each upgrade, there was a remarkable difference in sway control. I highly recommend you have your kids to skip the "good" and "better" and go straight to the "best". Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 01/18/17 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oil Change

Cummins requires a milage and/or time limit, but, like Bill, we don't put many miles on our ISL during the year and the coach pretty much sets all year......so we too change oil and filters once a year which is Cummins' time limit. Ron
lanerd 01/18/17 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon Coast

We would like to travel the Oregon Coast fr the interior of BC in April & wondering what campgrounds might be open at that time. What are the recommendations for this time of the yr & what sites should a person make sure to take in? Great answers above. Not only are there lots of "state" parks, there are also many private parks that offer great places to stay. We spend our summers in Newport at the Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort. What type and size rv do you have. It would be nice if you put this info in your signature so that others can offer better responses. Ron
lanerd 01/17/17 11:49am Beginning RVing
RE: Long checkout lines at CW

CW use to be one of my first stops whenever we go to the city..... not any more. I have found that I can get almost anything CW sells from Amazon for a cheaper price; not to mention other on-line rv supplies. However, I got to admit I enjoy walking up and down all the aisles seeing all the different stuff in one place. Many times I have found stuff that I needed but forgot about and also stuff I didn't need but bought anyway. Ron
lanerd 01/17/17 11:11am Good Sam Club
RE: Black Tank Flush

One of the probes must have something hanging on it because flushing and probe cleaner does nothing. So I was wondering if running the tank flush for a longer time would clear it.... If this is indeed the problem (something having on the probe), the remedy to correct it is easily done. Prior to traveling, empty the tank and flush it out a couple of time with plenty of water until it's clear. Then put about 5 to 10 gallons of water back into the tank and add a cup of liquid laundry detergent plus about a 1/2 cup of liquid Calgon water softener. While traveling to you next destination, the sloshing mixture should clean off the probes (and the rest of the tank) of any material stuck to them. Depending upon how much and how long the material has been stuck, this procedure may take more than one application. We tend to stay at one place for a long period of time so the solids and TP have more of an opportunity to cause problems even tho I flush out my tank often with lots of water. However, during travel, this procedure will keep the tank clean and probes in good working order. I never use any chemicals....just soap, water softener and plain old water. Works for me. Ron
lanerd 01/17/17 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Telescoping Ladders?

Recently (I can't remember where) I heard there were issues with this type of ladder collasping under load. Ron
lanerd 01/17/17 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions please..new to this!

Thing is, "camper" is used to describe just about all rv's in some parts of the country. However, since she indicated "trailer", I too believe that is what she is looking for. Hopefully, she will come back and give us more info. Ro
lanerd 01/16/17 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Insurance

Anyone ever heard of total replacement cost insurance on a regular car/ truck vehicle... me neither . Hence my ?? about RV insurance. On my previous non motorized RV's I had this coverage and was wondering if it would be available for a B van and/or had to be purchased separately from regular L/C insurance. Sorry if I failed to ask the question correctly. Ok, now that makes more sense. Since a Class B is essentially a modified van, I wouldn't think the insurance companies would offer a replacement clause....maybe if it was a Class B+. Hopefully someone here who actually has a Class B can provide you with an answer. Sorry for the confusion and non-relevant answers. Ron
lanerd 01/16/17 10:54am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: battery draining

Go down to Walmart or Harbor Freight and get a cheap multi-meter. Then read: THIS publication. 1 battery, 11 volts?? Obviously you don't understand the basics of your motor home's electrical system. You really need to know that before you can start any trouble shooting. Our motor homes are a electrical nightmare and you can really screw them up if you don't know what you're doing.....not to mention you're own safety. Ron
lanerd 01/15/17 04:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance

What to you think RV insurance is? Insuring a Class B would be no different from insuring any other vehicle. RV insurance includes exactly the same thing as my auto insurance. No difference. For the record I have Geico for all four of my autos and my motor home. Ron
lanerd 01/15/17 04:22pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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