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RE: OR-WA Coat to Olympic Peninsula

The only 5-star 10-10-10 motor coach resort on the Oregon coast is in Newport. Pacific Shores Check the website above for sites and dates available. You won't be disappointed. We spend our summers there and if you decide to stay there, come over to site 18 and say hi. Newport has Lighthouses you can explore, a working bay front where you can purchase fresh (caught that day) Salmon, Halibut, Tuna, and Dungeness Crab. Or you can do your own fishing crabbing with any of the full day/half day excursions. In addition, the bay front has all kinds of shops of every kind and some of the best sea food restaurants in Oregon. There are also other restaurants and serve just about any cuisine you would like. On the south side of the Yaquina Bay Bridge, is the Rouge Brewery (w/restaurant) that has a great tour. There is also the Newport Aquarium (among the 10 best in the US), and Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center. South Beach State park and Newport Marine rv are rv parks available for you to stay at also. A beautiful golf course is available for the public along with the Nye and Agate beaches for swimming, surfing or just strolling. On the north side of Newport is Beverly Beach State Park. Close to Newport is Waldport and Yachats a few miles to the south and Depot Bay and Lincoln City a few miles to the north. All have rv parks available. Have a great trip. Ron
lanerd 12/04/16 11:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Still broken

Bill's correct. I was totally confused. However, I did go back and research his previous posts and came to the conclusion that he has a coach that someone dumped due to the problems the OP is currently encountering. He's had this same problem three different times on this trip and the shops are not providing him with sufficient and correcting options to find and fix this problem. I realize that it's difficult finding a problem when the symptom cease to exist or only happens occasionally. Just gotta find someone who can figure it out. However, with all due respect, it seems the OP really needs to take some classes on motor homes or listen more carefully to those on here who are explaining things to him. We are all pretty much clueless in the beginning, but he seems to be having trouble understanding the basics..ie: the trans pad issue...not knowing the difference between amps and volts...etc. He obviously doesn't have the knowledge or experience to even express the problems in a manner that others can understand. I really feel for him, being inexperience and getting a coach that has intermittent major problems is not something I would wish upon my worse enemy. It can really be a nightmare. Ron
lanerd 12/03/16 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Still broken

Ok, I'm a little confused. You've seen 3 states to Florida by tow truck? What does that mean? You had to raise your jack by a crane? Really? And your battery gauge shows 10 amps? And then it shows 14? You have an ammeter? I'm assuming, since this is an on going problem, you know what you are talking about, but I also have to assume you're talking about volts...not amps. Please clear that up for us. Obviously, you have a large drain on your batteries. I would turn off all the breakers and then measure the voltage on your batteries (if they're charged it will read about 12.6 volts) and if you have an ammeter (which the above shows that you do, and if you don't, then get one), then measure the amperage draw at the batteries with just one breaker turned on. If no amperage draw, turn that breaker back off and turn on another. Eventually, you'll find which breaker causes the amperage draw and knowing what the breaker supplies, you should be able to determine what is drawing down your batteries. If (I'm assuming again) you are actually measuring voltage (not amps) and it shows 10 vdc, the batteries are dead. If it shows 14vdc, then something is charging the batteries (converter/inverter/charger or alternator). A full charge will be 12.5 or 12.6 vdc with nothing on. If the converter/inverter/charger is indeed charging, once the batteries are at full charge, you should see about 13.4 vdc. I hope I'm not insulting your intelligence by this reply...just trying to figure out exactly what you are talking about, Ron
lanerd 12/03/16 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Calif. Hwy178

I live in Ridgecrest and what's posted above is true. We had some snow just the other day and Walker's Pass did get a couple of inches but as soon as the sun came out, the snow melted. So be aware, it does snow up there when we have storms. Other than that, it's always clear. Re: open range. I assume that this is still the case, but I haven't seen a cow in that area in 10 - 15 years. Re: Trona - DV. Actually Hwy 178 ends at the road to the Trona Pinnacles (about 5 miles south of Trona). From that point on, it's just called Trona Rd and it does continue on over Slate Range down into Panamint valley and connects to Hwy 190 that goes over into DV. Ron
lanerd 11/29/16 11:56am Roads and Routes
RE: good sam rv/auto ins.

I had Good Sam for several years and they worked good for me with a good rate. However, three years ago I got a ticket for running a red light (but the LEO wrote me up for Reckless Driving) and Good Sam (National General) almost tripled my premium's cost. Naturally, I shopped elsewhere and got the same coverage (almost) for about the same price of my original Good Sam cost with GEICO. For the past two years, my insurance premium has not gone up, so I'll stick with them until they do. Ron
lanerd 11/29/16 11:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dumping Waste in Septics

I`ve found the odor much less when using it. and one 8oz. bottle will last 2 tanks. I don't remember what I paid for the 6 pack, but its not much to have a pleasant toilet! If you are experiencing odors.... you have a problem. You need to locate where the odor is escaping from and repair the problem, not just mask it with chemicals. Seals will crack, leak and generally wear out over time and usage. AAV's are known to be a problem even when new. With the amount of $$ you've spent on chemicals, you could have easily repaired the problem and saved a whole bunch of $$. Ron
lanerd 11/29/16 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: tanks

I disagree. Leaving the grey open means you may get sewer gas smell around the trailer. No P trap. It's very easy to make your stinky slinky into a p-trap.
lanerd 11/29/16 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: tanks

As mentioned, the black tank stays closed until ready to drain. The gray is optional. We have not only a clothes washer, we also have a dish washer. So, if we use both, plus the shower, kitchen sink and both vanity sinks....we can fill the gray quite quickly. On those days (washing day) we leave the gray open but provide a dip in the stinky slinky to keep odors (and I've heard bugs and flies) from coming back up the sewer line and into the gray tank. Our previous motor home only had a combo washer/dryer and no dish washer...so it wasn't a problem and would typically fill both tank pretty much at the same time. Hence, we always kept both tanks closed until 2/3 to 3/4 full. Ron
lanerd 11/28/16 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dumping Waste in Septics

Jerryjay11... since you're a new member, we'll give you a pass on this one. I think (if you read the replies), that most of us do not use chemicals at all, water works just fine. As mentioned, it's just a waste of $$. If you have an odor in your rv, that indicates that you have a leak (air or liquid) someplace in your black tank system and you need to first locate it, and secondly fix it. Actually, there is a good reason the pipe is raised above ground level: to keep surface run-off out of the tank. Naturist..... run off will not run into the sewer connection if it is properly sealed...either with your stinky slinky or with a cap. I much prefer a connector that is below ground level so that stuff doesn't stay in my hose. Ron
lanerd 11/27/16 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Braking Conundrum

Theres really not that much difference. You make sure that you have the correct amount of air pressure (gauges) and you never, never pump the brakes as that will release air pressure every time you pump. All DPs have either an exhaust brake or an engine brake. Utilizing these, you very seldom ever need to use the service (air) brakes unless an emergency, need to stop quickly or come to a complete stop. It doesn't take much to get use to them, so don't worry about it. Ron
lanerd 11/26/16 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: T-Stats in Class A's

Ok, thanks. That makes sense. Ron
lanerd 11/21/16 12:07pm General RVing Issues
T-Stats in Class A's

Do some Class A's have a single AC/heat pump thermostat for all the AC's or is there a separate thermostat for each one? Friend of mine just got a 2004 DSDP and says he only has one t-stat but two AC's. thanks Ron
lanerd 11/21/16 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: advice on weight /sway please

What kind of WD do you have and does it have sway control?
lanerd 11/20/16 05:33pm Towing
RE: Travel to Mammoth, CA in Winter

88?? Not familiar with that route, in fact, never heard of it. However, 395 between Reno and Bishop is very unpredictable during the winter months. You would have to go day by day with the weather and pick one that is favorable. If you go over I-80 to Reno and then south on 395, the highway will be in the neighborhood of 9000 feet on several occasions. The three passes south of Reno and over the Sierras during the winter are typically closed. That leaves you to go south to Bakersfield, over Hwy 58 (Tehachapi Pass) and then north on 395.....long way around but much less chance of hitting snow.
lanerd 11/20/16 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black water tank

The tank is NOT pressurized as it has a vent that goes up on the roof. So, not to worry. The only problem with closing the drain while using the rinse at the same time is that if for some reason you get distracted and forget that the rinse is still on.... you will have a surprise coming as when the tank gets full, it will force water up the toilet and out on your floor. Don't ask me how I know this. What I do is I have attached a quick disconnect on my black tank rinse hose at the faucet and I keep my iPhone in my pocket with a 3 minute timer/alarm. When the alarm goes off, I turn off the water to the hose and REMOVE it from the faucet. So to answer your question.... yes, you can use the rinse to put water back into your black tank. Ron
lanerd 11/18/16 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black water tank

The tank is NOT pressurized as it has a vent that goes up on the roof. So, not to worry. The only problem with closing the drain while using the rinse at the same time is that if for some reason you get distracted and forget that the rinse is still on.... you will have a surprise coming as when the tank gets full, it will force water up the toilet and out on your floor. Don't ask me how I know this. What I do is I have attached a quick disconnect on my black tank rinse hose at the faucet and I keep my iPhone in my pocket with a 3 minute timer/alarm. When the alarm goes off, I turn off the water to the hose and REMOVE it from the faucet. So to answer your question.... yes, you can use the rinse to put water back into your black tank. Ron
lanerd 11/18/16 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Happy Camper Tank Additive

No chemicals used ever in forty plus years. If you are smelling something in your rig you have a leaking seal or vent shaft leak. This is my experience. Feel free to disagree. Perhaps if you live in a hot humid climate and can only dump once a month wel maybe. Not trying to pick a fight. Just my take . Sorry, you misunderstood. I never said I had an odor...I was just asking what the contents of Happy Camper was.... thats all. But thanks for the recommendation anyway. Ron
lanerd 11/18/16 09:26am General RVing Issues
Happy Camper Tank Additive

When ever the subject of black tanks come up, someone always pipes in with using Happy Camper black tank additive for a solution to keep the tank and sensors operational. And....during the same conversation, someone else will pipe in with just using detergent and water softener. I heard today that Happy Camper is just detergent and water softener mix together in one application. Is anyone versed enough with Happy Camper to confirm or dispel this info? Ron
lanerd 11/17/16 12:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: AARP/Hartford doubles our Insurance rates

I only stay with the company I currently have if, and only if, they do not raise my premium. If it goes up, I shop for a new company. Simple. Ron
lanerd 11/16/16 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Inverter Charger vs Individual Components

Didn't you just have a post "understanding power" where all of this was explained to you? Why are you rehashing everything all over again. I'm confused. Ron
lanerd 11/16/16 10:40am General RVing Issues
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