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RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

If I want to go, I go. I'm not going to avoid an entire state over something so trivial. Heck, I don't avoid states for political reasons either. I camp and sightsee to get out and see the world. My priorities are: scenic appeal, pet friendly, not hot. Cost, beauracracy, and politics are the least of my concerns. I agree 100% with you. I spend more on gas and sightseeing places than the cost of campground fees going from states to states.
J herb 09/22/21 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

GLAD TO SEE THIS! Our SP. are over loved and by a lot of people from out of state, the parks need a lot update work as they are not as nice as they were a few years back. The grass areas are about gone in some of the parks that had nice lawns do to over use and some of the restrooms need redone. You people that complain about the price check out the campgrounds in other states and see what you get for your money. Their is no shortage of people camping at the Oregon Coast even in mid Sept. I know this as I just got back from the coast and couldn't get a spot in any of the State Parks.
J herb 09/22/21 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

HI Mike nice to see that you are getting a lot of use out of your van, and a few new mods too.I just bought a new Garmin 6" GPS and mounted it like you have yours ( thanks for the idea ) WE have not been out a lot do to fires and smoke, hot weather a lot 95 + days,and the Oregon Coast has to many people camping during the summer and early Fall, made 4 trips with the van this year so far. I may have to have a high top installed on the van or sell it and buy a Ford high top van do to a bad back.
J herb 09/12/21 07:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Highway 66 in Oregon

Hwy. 97 has been open and closed off and on because of the fire close to 97 between Weed and the Oregon border. I posted a answer over on the RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions page. about Hwy 66! don't take 66
J herb 07/07/21 02:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Highway 66 in Oregon

Do not take Hwy 66 to K Falls,steep drop offs with no grad rails along with a lot of steep twisting road. Go to Hwy 62 from Medford to Hwy. 140 to K falls or Hwy 62 to 230 to 138 to 97, AT Medford take the Crater Lake off ramp Ext 30 go north. Hwy. 62 or 140 are good roads and lots of big rigs and RVs take it all the time.Check your map and you will see what I'm telling you! I live in the area and travel those roads all the time. Gas up in the Medford area before you leave the area. I see that you need to go to Klamath Falls so take Hwy 140
J herb 07/07/21 01:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Camping World of Braidwood IL - Grand Opening

A new Camping World opening in Medford Oregon, Grand Opening on April 23 to 25. They bought out triple A RV that has been their for many of years.
J herb 04/09/21 07:38am RV Lifestyle
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

HI Mike! good timing on the new post, I was just going to ask you what you used to heat your van with when you are winter camping. Is that little heater AC or DC ? When I built my kitchen unit for the van I built into it a 110 volt wall thermostat and connected the 110 volt outlet below it. https://i.imgur.com/sk7s9Skl.jpg I have been using a little 1500 watt floor model of heater. This heater utilizes my wall mount thermostat otherwise it would run constantly. It is in the way on the floor sometimes, especially when I have to get up in the middle of the night. When it is cold out we always camp where we have an electrical hookup. As long as I had this little 900 watt heater laying around the garage, I decided to get it a try on our next camping trip which will probably be later this week. This heater doesn't have a built in thermostat either so my wall mount one will be needed for it. https://i.imgur.com/h6ggjbjl.jpg Mike, a nice setup to have as you can use a heater that doesn't have a thermostat, if needed can you run both heaters on low at the same time? Hope that you are able to go camping soon, we are trying to go but we have been having a lot of rain in the valley and snow in the mountains for the last few weeks.
J herb 02/25/21 08:54am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

We camp at State Parks in the winter and they all have electric and we have a real nice 750 to 1500 watt elect heater with a fan and thermostat and it does a good job keeping the van warm. We also carry a Buddy Heater for backup if the electric went down. The heating strip in my roof mount AC doesnt heat enough when temp gets near freezing so I carry a quartz 400/800 heater. I am somewhat obsessive about being warm but havent needed it in the van, but, at our campground my husband uses one to heat the trailer since we arent charged for electricity but have to fill our own propane tanks for the furnace. The furnace is noisy as it cycles on and off, the quartz heater is silent. drsolo, We have the heat strip on our trailer and it's does a good job. The portable elect heater that I got to use in the van works great to keep the van warm even down to freezing temps. We don't like keeping in too warm when sleeping so we set the thermostat to around 60, we also have a smoke alarm in the van.
J herb 02/25/21 08:31am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

HI Mike! good timing on the new post, I was just going to ask you what you used to heat your van with when you are winter camping. Is that little heater AC or DC ? We camp at State Parks in the winter and they all have electric and we have a real nice 750 to 1500 watt elect heater with a fan and thermostat and it does a good job keeping the van warm. We also carry a Buddy Heater for backup if the electric went down.
J herb 02/24/21 09:11pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

My RVan link here is link to my RVan Checked out your van link and your van looks good and it's 29 years old, I see a few of the same type of GM vans around here and they are used all the time. It's nice that you can remove things to go get things that you need to do projects around the home. I can take one cabinet out with just removing 4 screws and that give me extra room to put bigger things into the van. I have a 4'x8' utility trailer for bigger and heaver things for home projects.
J herb 02/12/21 08:33am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

I started with a conversion van fitted with an overhead Coleman AC + heat strip and rigged for AC current plug to the outside. I stripped everything behind the front seats out put down ply and vinyl and installed a counter with equipment underneath like dog cages, 3 drawer plastic cabinets and big plastic bins and a microwave, coffee pot and toaster on top. A Home Depot refrigerator. For sleeping (me only) I got a narrow recliner. Made a box to hold the porta potty behind the recliner. We use the RVan to haul building supplies now and then, so everything is made to slide in and out easily. When we upgrade the van we can just slide the equipment into the new one. What I really like about the RVan is no overhead bulky bins that close the overhead space in claustrophobia ... and I have the entire front window to see thru from the recliner. drsolo, would like to see some pictures of your inside setup as it may give us some ideas that would help us do some mods in our van builds. Most of my stuff is bolted down but can take part of it out in a few minutes if needed to, I have a utility trailer to go get things that I can't put in the van.
J herb 02/07/21 08:46am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

Seon.........Mike ( Black 95 ) has done a lot of upgrades to his van and he seams to enjoy doing them and going camping. As J Herb says I do enjoy working on my van and using it to go camping. I used to have a Tahoe Glide Lite 23 foot trailer camper with slide-out. As I got older (I have been retired for over 10 years now.) my wife and I found that we enjoyed going with the van camping, so last year I sold the trailer. Now we use the van exclusively for camping. In South Dakota the winters get cold, but often, like last week, the temperatures in the Black Hills get into the 50's and 60's so we can go camping even in the winter. Mike, we have a Casita trailer fully self contain and we really like it but the van is a lot easier to just get in and go to places that the trailer can't go. At 75 the two RVs are getting to be more work to maintain so I see the both of them go in a few years and get one HI top van (so we can stand up in it ). I don't want a class B or C ! I want something simple like the van we have now.
J herb 02/07/21 08:35am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

Seon, nice van and they are hard to fine, it will make you an nice tow vehicle and the way you will set it up for trips to Home Depot. We use our van for short camping trips and we have a 17' Casita trailer that we tow for longer trips. Mike ( Black 95 ) has done a lot of upgrades to his van and he seams to enjoy doing them and going camping.
J herb 02/06/21 01:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

HI Mike, looks like nice winter camping at Custer State Park! the weather looks nice and nice photos of the area and the wildlife. WE went camping New Years eve for two days and hope to go again in late Feb. and more camping in the spring.
J herb 02/06/21 07:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Any campground suggestions East of Roseburg,Oregon?

Haven't done much RVing east of Roseburg, Oregon and now we are look for recommendations. Wouldn't mine if I have to go a little south east of Roseburg to get a good site. Thirty plus miles off of I5 to find a nice camp site to stay a week or two wouldn't be too far. I have a 34 foot 5th wheel and when hooked up I am about 50 foot in length. So I need a good size camp site. Like to have at least water and electricity. Sure, trees and water like a creek is always nice. Nice county RV parks are OK. PS: Make your reservations early. I am having trouble getting anything within six months out. All the State Parks are getting booked up in Oregon. Every year it getting worst and worst to find an RV site in Oregon. I have even looked 9 months in advice some years and can't get a site. The Oregon Coast line is the worst in the summer/fall to find a spot. Charles The Umpqua River is a very scenic drive east of Roseburg on hwy 138. It goes to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake areas. Then 97. Susan Creek Campground is a state park. Umpqua's Last Resort Campground & RV Park is a small private RV Park. Most of the other FS campgrounds are too small for 34ft. KEN ORbiker, Susan Creek is a BLM campground and is very nice one but OP needs to check to see if his 34' trailer can get in as it has a tight entrance and a lot of small camp sites. Like you said most of the campgrounds up Hwy 138 are too small for a 34' trailer. OP could stay at one of the RV parks in Roseburg than drive up the Umpqua's Hwy and check out the CGs all the way to Diamond Lake. herb When did it change to BLM? It was a SP years ago. I cruised thru there a few years ago to see if we could fit. We have a 42ft Solitude. If I remember right it was a little tight but doable. There is no cell coverage and probably no tv including satellite tv. KEN ORbiker, it has been BLM for several years that I know of, we sure like it and it's is the best BLM CG that we have camped in.
J herb 01/29/21 08:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any campground suggestions East of Roseburg,Oregon?

Haven't done much RVing east of Roseburg, Oregon and now we are look for recommendations. Wouldn't mine if I have to go a little south east of Roseburg to get a good site. Thirty plus miles off of I5 to find a nice camp site to stay a week or two wouldn't be too far. I have a 34 foot 5th wheel and when hooked up I am about 50 foot in length. So I need a good size camp site. Like to have at least water and electricity. Sure, trees and water like a creek is always nice. Nice county RV parks are OK. PS: Make your reservations early. I am having trouble getting anything within six months out. All the State Parks are getting booked up in Oregon. Every year it getting worst and worst to find an RV site in Oregon. I have even looked 9 months in advice some years and can't get a site. The Oregon Coast line is the worst in the summer/fall to find a spot. Charles The Umpqua River is a very scenic drive east of Roseburg on hwy 138. It goes to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake areas. Then 97. Susan Creek Campground is a state park. Umpqua's Last Resort Campground & RV Park is a small private RV Park. Most of the other FS campgrounds are too small for 34ft. KEN ORbiker, Susan Creek is a BLM campground and is very nice one but OP needs to check to see if his 34' trailer can get in as it has a tight entrance and a lot of small camp sites. Like you said most of the campgrounds up Hwy 138 are too small for a 34' trailer. OP could stay at one of the RV parks in Roseburg than drive up the Umpqua's Hwy and check out the CGs all the way to Diamond Lake.
J herb 01/29/21 07:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Out with the old in with the new

fullmoonoversalem, to cold to winter camp in Alaska! for me any how, when things warm up hope that you can go camping! we are looking at Feb. and into the spring to go camping,
J herb 01/15/21 07:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Out with the old in with the new

We were camping for the New year also. We were at Sunset Bay near Coos Bay oregon. The ocean was incredible, huge waves and breakers on the cliffs and rocks, amazing. Looks like your Border Collies enjoyed it too? Jesseannie Coos Bay is a great place to go camping, we have stayed at Sunset SP.one December several years ago and went to see the Christmas lights at the gardens and We hope to get over to the coast this winter. My dog is what they call a Borgie she is Corgi mix with Border Collie and yes she loves to go camping. https://i.imgur.com/yn6PQCXl.jpg
J herb 01/04/21 01:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Out with the old in with the new

Beautiful camping site appears to come with a guard dog. My dog is not much of a guard dog as she loves people and doesn't care for other dogs.
J herb 01/04/21 01:50pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Out with the old in with the new

We were camping for the New year also. We were at Sunset Bay near Coos Bay oregon. The ocean was incredible, huge waves and breakers on the cliffs and rocks, amazing. Looks like your Border Collies enjoyed it too? Jesseannie Coos Bay is a great place to go camping, we have stayed at Sunset SP.one December several years ago and went to see the Christmas lights at the gardens and We hope to get over to the coast this winter. My dog is what they call a Borgie she is Corgi mix with Border Collie and yes she loves to go camping.
J herb 01/04/21 01:44pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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