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RE: solar

Henry We have a residential frig in our Solitude. It will draw a little bit more then 100AH in a day. I put 4 100AH lithium batteries and 4 160W panels on the roof. I should have done at least 6, but I have 200W of portable, so We are ok. Having the big battery bank I think works well. I have a Honda 2000i for a backup and the lithium batteries charge way faster then wet cell batteries. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50069862806_bde0621790_z.jpg
ORbiker 01/17/21 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on Grand Design Fifth Wheels

We've been shopping recently for a used 5er maybe 2-3 years old. We like certain Montana models, Forest River Cardinal, and others. We've seen some Grand Design models pop up and wonder how they compare to the others and if owners are generally happy. We're looking for a full time model in the class of Montana, Big Horn, Big Country, Cardinal, Cedar Creek, etc. Good luck shopping. Shop wisely and make sure to check out everything thoroughly. We are on our second GD. The creative ideas that GD has done when they were still GD was very good. We love our 2018 374TH-R Solitude with the front living room and a smaller garage under the master bedroom. Like goduck said, come over to the GD Forum and read a bit. Also look at the GD web site. Look on google for Solitude, Reflection to see the different models. Some models that were discontinued were great and will not be on the GD web site. I am orbiker on the GD forum too. KEN
ORbiker 01/11/21 09:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best tire inflator for dually tires

I put the ( LINK )Crossfire Dual Tire Pressure Equalization System on my Ram dually. Works great. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41svjkrzreL._AC_SX355_.jpg
ORbiker 01/10/21 09:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

I was a ski patroller for backcountry skiing. I starting bring my pickup and huge pickup camper. Stud all the way around on the truck tires. Many time the parking lot would be solid ice and snow. I made different size ramps out of 2 x 10's. The bottom had many hex head screws. They are stronger then the tip of the screw. I would drive up onto the ramps till the camper was level. Sometimes the ramp would get so frozen into the ice, there was no getting it out. It stayed and I would make more. KEN
ORbiker 01/09/21 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: California Sierras - Yosemite etc - July 2021

The last time I was at Yosemite was 5 or 6 years ago on the motorcycle in the summer. I had the worst time ever. TOO MANY PEOPLE. I will never go there in the busy time ever again. I had a hard time even finding a small spot to park the motorcycle. Good luck. KEN
ORbiker 01/09/21 08:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TRIP PLANNER APP FOR RV?

RV Life is the phone app version for RV Trip Wizard. There was a small fee. You can download a state to view when there is no cell / internet coverage. I'm still learning about all the things Wizard does. Here is a screen shot of the RV Life. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50805131373_30ec3f0453_z.jpg
ORbiker 01/05/21 10:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need advice on spacer between camper and truck bed?

For the base layer; a 1" 4' x 8' stall mat works great. Our 2002 Citation camper had a aluminum square channel frame screwed to the bottom of the camper. I think it was 3" channel. KEN
ORbiker 01/05/21 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Pahrump NV to Eugene Oregon

I agree with THD. https://www.tripcheck.com/TripCheck is great. https://www.tripcheck.com/roadcams/cams/WillamettePass_pid658.jpg?rand=%3C%=intRandom%%3E KEN
ORbiker 12/31/20 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric Hummer updates on prices, availability, etc.

I believe Hummer is completely sold out for initial year of production. Maybe we will see some of these on the road by 2022. Ramping production should be easy for GM. Love to see how fast GM can go from 10,000 / yr to 300,000 per year I’ll take a wild guess and say 2026 for 300,000. Jmho. Where are you going to get ALL the electric for 300,000 electric vehicles? That's a lot of Amp Hours. KEN
ORbiker 12/22/20 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EMS / Surge Protector

I mounted the hardwired Progressive EMS-HW50C here in our 2018 374TH-R Solitude. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49663308593_7798715a25_z.jpg
ORbiker 12/19/20 11:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Which EMS Surge Protector

I installed the hardwired Progressive EMS-HW50C in our 5th wheel. It analyzes the power coming in about 20 to 30 seconds. If the power is not correct in some way it will not let it pass. If for some reason the monitor went bad, there is a switch on the remote to let the power bypass the unit. So far ( 3 years ) it works correctly and seems to be a great product. KEN
ORbiker 12/06/20 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Future Used RV Market

Here in Western Oregon (Coburg, Oregon) there is many fairly large RV dealer. All their lot used to be RV's parked side by side by side... now they can barely cover the outside perimeter end to end. I work at many RV Parks on their laundry equipment and they have been full since June.
ORbiker 11/29/20 08:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2021 TRIP PLANNING ?

Stay off the freeway if at all possible. Only use the freeway if you are in a big hurry. The great sights and scenery are not need most freeways. I use US 12 out of Lewiston, Wa. when I go East from Springfield, Oregon. KEN
ORbiker 10/28/20 09:26pm Family Camping
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

You might be surprised how much your truck is worth. The 7.3 engines are highly desired. I got $17,000.00 for our 2002 F350 long bed sight unseen. Granted; it only had 67,000 miles on it. If you like your truck and it can do the job, fix it and keep it. KEN
ORbiker 10/24/20 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Utah national Parks

Have you got your reservations. Utah is getting to be a very busy vacation destination.
ORbiker 10/12/20 09:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Problems unique to Toy Haulers

We've never had a TH, but have been thinking of adding one to the fleet. Any issues/considerations specific to Toy Haulers that i should look out for? (prob looking at a shorter TT or 5er.) What toy are you going to haul? Do you want a separate garage from your living space? We have a very big 5th wheel, with a smaller garage. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50273137222_431dd2084d_z.jpg
ORbiker 10/12/20 09:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: U.S Hwy 20 in Oregon

From Newport to Sisters. From Newport, take 20 to I-5 South on I-5 to Eugene and past to hwy 58 and 97 north towards Sister will be safer and within 20 minute of the time to go 20 east of Sweethome. Much smoother road too. From Eugene to Bend is within 5 minutes if going 58 verse 126. KEN
ORbiker 10/01/20 09:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon coast to I-5 south?

Hey all, what would be the best route to take from Lincoln City over to I-5 south? We're towing a travel trailer and aren't scared of back roads, but do have to make an easy trip if possible. Thanks........ East on 18 just north of Lincoln City to hwy 99. Go south on 99 to Corvallis and the east on 34 to I-5. This way is much safer then going into Salem. We travel this route many times towing our 42Ft fifth wheel. KEN
ORbiker 09/28/20 09:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: U.S Hwy 20 in Oregon

U.S. Highway 20 east of Corvallis, OR from Sweet Home, OR to the junction with OR 126. I took this route several years ago pulling a 33’ 5th wheel. Because the road is very windy, it was an arduous drive and I vowed never to drive that again and instead travel on OR 22. Now, because of wildfires in OR other routes, OR 22 and 126 are closed except to local traffic. Does anyone know if over the years this segment of U.S. 20 has been improved? I travel to Bend area from Eugene on a regular basis for work and pleasure. Where are you coming from and going to? KEN
ORbiker 09/28/20 09:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Life is just Peachie!

I first tried to find a used 5th wheel in the 27 foot to under 30 foot range several years ago. The best I could find was a few Arctic Fox that had a reasonable reliability rating. But for anything within 10 years old, the owners wanted close to the price of a new unit. $38,000 to upper $50,000 plus. So, after years of research, looking and many post on the forums I just happen to find a 2010 Mobil Suit 34 footer. The previous owner payed over $110,000 for it and I got it of for $34,000. Yes, It is bigger than I wanted, heavy and sometimes I have a hard time finding a RV site that can fit the truck and RV in to. Need approximately 50 foot space for RV and truck. Had to buy a different truck to haul this RV "SAFELY", 2017 F-350 daully. The old 1999 250 Dodge just wouldn't handle it. Besides general maintenance. Now I looking for valve stem extensions, reliable digital tire gauge and a good fiberglass/ protective wax to put on the RV. PS: I retired two years ago and I am really to go back to work so I can rest up. Working like a dog around the house! No way I would go back to work in lovely town of Portland, Oregon were no one is held accountable for ones actions. The down town has turned into a ghetto. Chuck Are you looking for valve extenions for the truck rear tires? I asked santa for these last winter and got 2 sets. Crossfire Dual Tire Pressure Equalization System, 80 PSI, one per pkg. (CF80STABT) KEN
ORbiker 08/18/20 10:23pm RV Lifestyle
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