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RE: Recommendations for small 5th wheel

Our Arctic Fox 27-5L is short (28') but not light. It grosses over 12K lbs and the newer wide-body models are even heavier. Just to be clear, there are three versions of the 27-5L Current 27-5L's are longer (1 foot) and wider (6 inches). They also have the bedroom slide on the drivers side. Yours has that slide on the other side The even older version didn't have a bedroom slide.
n7bsn 01/10/17 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommendations for small 5th wheel

My folks have a 25' Nash. There was an Arctic Fox version of it too - 24-5N or something like that. It's older, though - 1999 or 2000 I think. It's been a good trailer for them and they're the original owners. I don't think Northwood makes anything much under 30' these days. You might still check it out, though, as they have a great reputation and 30' is pretty reasonable to pull around. I had one also, the last year they made them model was 2012. They used to make a 19, 21, 23, 25 and 26 foot models also
n7bsn 01/10/17 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Monument Valley and Redwood Forest in April

In Monument Valley your only real camping choice is Goulding's RV. . But lots of dry camping within 40 miles The tribe has a no-services campground very near the "action" area. But they also have banned "flat-spotting" by non-tribal members in the rest of the reservation. Of course there is Gooseneck SP, plus lots of BLM land outside the reservation area.
n7bsn 01/06/17 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Digital over the air tv.

Height is Might (for antennas) An antenna 2 ft above the roof will usually out perform a similar antenna mounted 6 inches above the roof.
n7bsn 01/05/17 10:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

Answer is yes and no. No, you pay the posted price. However if you use your costco credit card you will get a 3 percent credit on fuel purchases as part of the annual credit you get on costco purchases. My current running estimate is that the 3 percent alone is going to pay for my CostCo membership
n7bsn 01/05/17 02:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

Our Costco does have diesel. The Costco fuel stations open hours earlier than the warehouse store. Get there at 8:00 AM and drive right up to your pump. Life is good if you are willing to get up and at em. I chatted with a mid-level manager about CostCo''s fuel plans The plan to upgrade every fuel station, where feasible, to diesel over the next few years Part of why they moved their Bellingham location (but why they didn't put signs up at the old location telling us "out of towners" where to move...)
n7bsn 01/05/17 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

Funny you should say that about adding something... My neighbor always uses their gas and has had intermittent engine roughness and stalling problems for a couple of years. Mechanic finally figured out it was water in his gas and "claimed" that Cosco has a problem with this. We too, use Cosco premium in our Challenger SRT which sometimes idles rough for no apparent reason. ..... So we're done with Cosco gas - at least form the one in Woodenville Wa. I can tell you with certainty that you have bought gas at your local CostCo that came from the same refinery as gas you bought from Chevron. Both contract out to one of the same four local refineries.
n7bsn 01/05/17 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

... On a much more Macro Economic note, what also is bound to happen is once the number of alternative fuel vehicles become more than a mere blip on the radar, there is going to be a federal excise tax associated with them to go to the road and bridge funds. States will also follow suit with the same sort of taxes. .... Montana had such a law when I lived there 35+ years ago, unless they pulled it since. You paid an extra yearly tax when you licensed the vehicle, and my-oh-my was it stiff But then you didn't pay a fuel tax on your propane/etc
n7bsn 01/05/17 02:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Two new natl monuments: how to give planning input?

As far as I know, there has to be public input. I have attended several USFS planning meetings over the years. They have usually been announced on the forest's web page or via social media. .... There has been nearly 6 years of meetings, public hearings, etc already There will be a lot more on final use. But reading the background (mostly Utah media) the only major change planned is no new mining or oil drilling, the remainder of uses will stay the same. Interestingly, apparently the Commissioners of San Juan County refused to hold any county meeting on this issue and refused to attend State or Federal meetings. They are now trying to claim this should be stopped as they weren't involved in the process.
n7bsn 12/29/16 01:41pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: XM Satellite Radio Cutting in and Out

I'd cancel, except we are during the free-trial Not impressed, not with the programing but everything else 10 days into the free trial the radio (1-Dec) the radio stopped receiving anything but "Channel 1" and that to receive anything else I need to active the radio. I try to log into the account, and they claim that I don't have the right password. So I have them send an e-mail to reset the password and they claim there is no account at the address they are sending the promotional ads to.
n7bsn 12/26/16 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heater issue-Update

Also might be the control board, but I would start with the heat(flame) sensor
n7bsn 12/25/16 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route to Olympic peninsula

Obviously I live around the location. You've had some good advise, it all depends on what your want. I often prefer the ferry from Port Townsend to WI, it's a short ride and avoids the traffic issues from Everett to Tacoma. If you take this route, get reservations (period). If you arrive early, and there is room, they will load you on an early ferry.
n7bsn 12/17/16 04:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Olympic peninsula

Drive right around the bend and up the 101. Nice road. We really enjoyed Rest-A-While RV park on the 101, just south of Port Angeles and Squim. It is not much to look at, more of a paved full hookup, but the view, with your front window up against the Hood River Canal is magnificent. Happy Trails. US101 from Shelton up the west side of Hood Canal is very scenic, but not a route you can hurry on.
n7bsn 12/17/16 04:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Olympic peninsula

Best way from Mt Vernon is WA 20 across to Whidbey Island and take the ferry to Port Townsend. For which reservations are strongly suggested, this route has small ferries and heavy volume. The ferries from Edmonds and Seattle do -not- accept reservations.
n7bsn 12/17/16 04:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Olympic peninsula

Your only option other than a ferry ride is I5 south to Olympia. That means hours and miles of stop and go traffic thru Seattle. Ah, no. There is SR-16 from Tacoma, across the Narrows Bridge (recall Galloping Gerty, the old Narrows Bridge which blew down in a storm) then to Bremerton and up across the Hood Canal Bridge (which also is a replacement bridge for one that sank)
n7bsn 12/17/16 04:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: V-10 problems

I doubt it's a "problem" then the engine. Your engine computer would be lighting the "check engine" light if there was. More likely it's an issue with the rear-end, as in the wrong ratio. Do you know what it is? With my ol trailer (about that weight) I had no problems with 60 mph on most grades. With the new (heavier) trailer (13,000) 60 can mean winding the engine to 4500 rpm (or higher)
n7bsn 12/16/16 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fightin words, best transmission, 150/1500 series?

If you are talking "new", there may not be any difference between the GM and the Ford They jointly developed a truck transmission for this application.
n7bsn 12/12/16 09:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Honda has a new Generator.... EG2800i and EB2800i

I see Honda has a new generator. Check it out and comments please. http://www.toolreport.net/2016/10/04/honda-rolls-two-new-inverter-generators-eg2800ieb2800i/ "... and at only 61-69 decibels they are also pretty quiet." "Pretty quiet?" :h Yeah, right ... WAY too loud for use in any campground. :R Actually no they still meet NPS/NFS standards With your user name I would expect you to know that.
n7bsn 12/11/16 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda has a new Generator.... EG2800i and EB2800i

This new unit is louder than a Champion 3100 But a little lighter. I see they are going for $999.00 I will keep my 3100. For all you Honda 2000i guys remember your unit is not quieter when running two of them to run the AC the are noisier. Maybe true, but do you know how much louder two are then one? I do, but then I worked in noise & sound for years
n7bsn 12/11/16 09:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: 240V split phase inverter

Yes, we had one when I worked for the Navy... we used it and about a ton of batteries to power equipment when we had to make no (zero) mechanical noise It was a Xantrek, but looking through their web-site I'm not finding the model
n7bsn 12/04/16 09:31am Tech Issues
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