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RE: car towing

Looking at Motorhome Magazine's Dinghy Guides for each year, the Honda CRV is listed in 2014 as towable. This car is not listed at all in 2015. So I'll second LadyRVer's answer.
Janss 11/21/20 06:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Which Way from Napa to Quartzite?

I drive home from CA most of the time on 58 then I-40. I like AZ95...goes near the CO river at Lake Havasu and by Parker. Never been on US95. I can't understand why anyone would want to drive down into the greater L.A. area with motorhome if there is an alternate route. In October, I drove down I-5 from Oregon to Santa Clarita Valley (over Grapevine, but located north of L.A.). As soon as I came to Santa Clarita I wanted to drive right out of there! But I was there to visit family and friends. I still drove up to Barstow to catch I-40 to go home. Check the weather for Tehachapi...that would be your highest pass. If you're driving down I-5, don't take 58 to get to 99. Instead take 7th Standard Rd just north of 58 to get over to 99. Much easier and less busy.
Janss 11/17/20 10:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Leveling a Class C?

We always support both tires of our duals equally. I think that is best practice.
Janss 11/13/20 10:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heading to Quartzsite, AZ from Sacramento, CA

Dang dedmiston! I was in Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley just last month. I probably drove right past the Beale's Cut and didn't even know it! Thanks for the *obscure* info :)
Janss 11/07/20 10:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Heading to Quartzsite, AZ from Sacramento, CA

Ummm...I-10 goes straight to Quartzsite. Maybe Edd505 means I-5 down to I-8 to Yuma?? I certainly wouldn't want to drive in all the southern CA traffic to go that way. And of course, it doesn't avoid the Grapevine.
Janss 11/06/20 10:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Planning travel

If I'm concerned about a road on my planned route, I ask on this forum (Roads and Routes section) before I leave. I use GasBuddy for finding least expensive gas and then look at my chosen gas station on Google maps satellite view to make sure I can get in and out easily. I usually do this in the morning before I leave a campground for my drive that day. Don't know what you mean by "any diversions".
Janss 11/06/20 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heading to Quartzsite, AZ from Sacramento, CA

Any way you go, there is a pass. IMO all these passes are easy to drive. But of course, you should check the weather before you go. I would avoid the Grapevine, not for your reasons, but to avoid the mess of the greater L.A. area. Just south of Lebec/Gorman, you could take 138/14/138/15/215/10. You'll hit Cajon Pass when you get to I-15. You could go to Bakersfield and take 58 east, going over Tehachapi Pass, to 395 to 15, etc. You could continue on 58 east to Barstow, then I-40 all the way to AZ and take AZ95 south by Lake Havasu and Parker (along the Colorado River) to Quartzsite. This is the one I might choose, since you have time, just for a nice drive.
Janss 11/06/20 08:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: rodent repellent

rhagfo, I like your permanent setup. So no portion of the rope light gets too hot/melts while driving? Not sure I feel confident enough to string the rope to avoid heat while driving. Any tips?
Janss 10/13/20 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Oregon coast to I-5 south?

Or if you want to see more of the beautiful coast, drive down to Reedsport and take 38 then 138 to I-5 south.
Janss 09/28/20 01:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: rodent repellent

We've tried several things to deter rodents. The only thing that has worked consistently and completely is putting a shop light under the hood. I plug it in with an extension cord over to my carport and a dusk to dawn timer. When we are on an RV road trip, we leave one car in the carport. I do the same thing for it, but I just lay the shop light on the ground under the engine.
Janss 09/23/20 10:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

Another suggestion...The higher elevations in AZ...Flagstaff or White Mountains including Payson, Show Low, Pinetop/Lakeside, Greer.
Janss 09/13/20 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy 42

Yes, 42 is fine. I've driven it a few times with motorhome and toad. Look at tripcheck.com to check for road closures.
Janss 09/12/20 12:34am Roads and Routes
RE: How do you go to nearby hike trails after parking in camp?

I use Google maps satellite view alot. Also, if the trail is a USFS trail, try calling the local ranger station for info.
Janss 08/28/20 09:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Using a walker on trails

I suggest getting a rollator with 4 large wheels (7.5" to 8" rather than 6"), hand brakes, a seat and a basket/pouch for carrying stuff (water, hat, etc.). This is what my spouse uses.
Janss 08/28/20 09:18pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

Ha ha ha! I don't know why that blinking smiley face showed up in my post. But when I click on that link, it goes to the right place.
Janss 08/11/20 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

Gnarley....Here is great Tripadvisor article listing all the campgrounds along the Oregon Coast. Read the whole thing...there are multiple sections, all listed from north to south. Note that this article was written a few years ago, so could have some outdated information. Campground listing You can look up reviews of campgrounds on Good Sam, Campendium, Campground Reviews, to name a few.
Janss 08/11/20 05:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

I am on the Oregon Coast right now. This private RV park is quite busy. Some of the State Parks on the coast are closed to camping, some are open. Life is going on almost as usual, with masks, outdoor seating, take-out, smaller groups, etc. Have you traveled the Oregon Coast before? Not sure you would like the weather year round compared to Sonoma County. We come here in Aug. and Sept. because they are the two best weather months. I think the southern coast is more the "banana belt". Not sure about healthcare. Thank goodness, we've never needed it while here. But I do know that Samaritan recently expanded their hospital/healthcare facilities in Newport. If finding suitable work in Sonoma County is a challenge, doubt it will be any better on the Oregon coast. If you want RV park recommendations in specific towns, just ask. Lots of RVers on this forum have been to the Oregon Coast.
Janss 08/11/20 11:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toad Brakes; Permanent or Portable

We have the SMI Stay-in-Play Duo installed on our toad. Simple operation...flip a toggle switch on and off. We also had this system uninstalled from old toad and installed on new toad.
Janss 08/11/20 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: Tow Bar Age

We've had and used our Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain for about 10 years. Bought it used from an acquaintance who I think used it 3 years or so. Took it to Roadmaster to be refurbished (for a fee) about 3 years ago with no questions asked about age. I'm surprised that Blue Ox won't do that. Maybe you could find an experienced RV repair shop or mobile RV tech that knows how to refurb or at least look it over for safety.
Janss 08/03/20 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loading the rig and freezer...

I am salivating for all those boxed treats! I so wish we had a Trader Joe's less than 50 miles away! We have a similar Norcold and it works great, even after all these years. We also minimize the packaging of our food. I try to pre-cook some protein. I cooked and froze hamburgers and shredded pork shoulder, froze several chicken breasts from store-bought rotisserie chickens. We're fortunate to be able to park our MH right next to our house, and put in a 30amp receptacle. So we start off our trips with a couple bags of ice from our icemaker in the house. I find it so amazing when I pack up the frig and freezer from home, I can fit nearly everything in it into the MH frig/freezer. Mind boggling!
Janss 07/24/20 03:36pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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