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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
RE: sat dish

We have had the DISH Tailgater for 3 years. It works ok, unless it's raining hard. We decided to get a roof mounted dish antenna. I researched a lot and decided on the Eagle TV Automatic Antenna System It's user serviceable and can be converted from Dish to Direct tv easily. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931170936_813a2cb35a_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48930639728_e720cfae71_z.jpg Thats a great setup, but was talked out of it by the dealer. He asked me one simple question do you camp in the trees, and the answer was yes . I have had to move my portable dish a few times , or cut a few branches off if its allowed. My advice to anyone , if you are going with a permanent roof mount dish ,you better be in the wide open spaces ,and not in trees or where there is something to block the signal. I kept our Dish Tailgater just in case the trees give us problems. So far, so good. With the roof antenna, the Dish Hopper works like at home and the recording can happen, then the commercials are gone (zipped thru). KEN
ORbiker 08/04/20 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: sat dish

We have had the DISH Tailgater for 3 years. It works ok, unless it's raining hard. We decided to get a roof mounted dish antenna. I researched a lot and decided on the Eagle TV Automatic Antenna System It's user serviceable and can be converted from Dish to Direct tv easily. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931170936_813a2cb35a_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48930639728_e720cfae71_z.jpg
ORbiker 08/03/20 09:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorcycle tent camping trip

I too would like to see some pictures. I have been Coast to Coast to Coast. Downtown NYC. Downtown Fairbanks and many other places. My honeymoon was a 2 week motorcycle trip to Glacier and Canada. We went to UT and CO; each for different 2 week trips. Million Dollar Highway CO Sept 2012 https://live.staticflickr.com/8173/8005116612_a33672d75c_z.jpg That is one awesome bike! Details please !? Thanks. This was my 3rd Harley. It was a 2005 Firefighter Special Road King. I bought it from the Bend, Oregon dealership secondhand. My brother has a full race shop for HD's. He put in 10/5 to 1 pistons and stage 2 heads. I connected up a Thundermax tuner and speedo. Cam and heavy duty easy squeeze clutch. Progressive front shocks and tons of other stuff. It had 76,000 miles on it and had never missed a beat. AK and Coast to Coast. UT, CO and most of the West. I bought a 2013 Victory XCT and road the heck out of that too. It's coming up on 70,000. I do not ride to work on my motorcycles (company work van), so all the miles are pleasure miles. I would love to go the Newfoundland. Maybe some day. I'm cheating now a days. I have a 5th wheel with a garage. We will base camp somewhere and do loops from camp. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50092842327_5c8309415f_z.jpg
ORbiker 07/27/20 04:29pm Tent Camping
RE: Motorcycle tent camping trip

rexlion...it was a Yami, not a Harley! 540 miles a day on a 32 y/o Harley and you'd have loosened/lost most of your teeth after 10 days! :) Anywho...where are those dang pics?? OP...come back! Jerry My wife and I have done 875 in one day with a storm on our tail. I have done 925. Check out these guys. They do cross-county trips on 100 year old bike or close. I have gone to see these guys and gals as they cross the country 4 time. KEN Motorcycle Cannonball
ORbiker 07/26/20 08:12pm Tent Camping
RE: Motorcycle tent camping trip

I too would like to see some pictures. I have been Coast to Coast to Coast. Downtown NYC. Downtown Fairbanks and many other places. My honeymoon was a 2 week motorcycle trip to Glacier and Canada. We went to UT and CO; each for different 2 week trips. Million Dollar Highway CO Sept 2012 https://live.staticflickr.com/8173/8005116612_a33672d75c_z.jpg
ORbiker 07/26/20 08:04pm Tent Camping
RE: Inverter ?

1. When i stop for the day does the inverter automatically start working -Provided of course I am not hooked up to shore power? 2. Does the inverter run power to all electrical plugs like tv's lights, etc or are there designated electrical plugs that only the inverter sends power to? thanks in advance, Jim What type of rig do you own? Every setup is different. KEN
ORbiker 07/26/20 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: App or site to plan route

There is no one site that knows everything. RV Trip Wizard helps quite a bit, showing almost all campsites.The reviews and links from the site are helpful too. I agree with others, using google and google street view help with the little questions. Is there room? KEN
ORbiker 07/26/20 07:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Saying good bye to a old friend..Our Lance 815

Nice pictures of your travels with the camper. Our Citation pickup camper went to the snow a lot. Good luck with the new one. KEN
ORbiker 07/26/20 07:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Wake up post. West of Sisters, Oregon on Memorial Day weekend. I take the whole week off. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49921513366_91516bf1ec_z.jpg
ORbiker 07/26/20 07:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Camping in Rock Springs, Wy--Twin Falls Idaho--Bend Oregon

I hope you have reservations if you're stating at a State park on the Oregon coast. No res, no stay. Reservations can only be made two weeks out max. Really sucks, as many times on a trip we would head up or down the coast and just wing it for camping spots. So very true. This year especially. Some parks are even closed for some silly reason. I would not even think about going to Oregon Coast without a reservation. A 42 ft long rig is not easy to find a spot for. KEN
ORbiker 07/26/20 03:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Rock Springs, Wy--Twin Falls Idaho--Bend Oregon

Going to end up near Seal Rock, Oregon. Could head north to the Newport area also. Thanks for all the tips. How is highway 20 to get there? Curly From Bend, go towards Eugene. From Eugene; go north on I-5 towards Corvallis and then 20 to Newport. Seal Rock RV Park is very nice. We have stayed there many times in the pickup camper and twice in the Momentum. Someday we will take our Solitude there too. It's a nice park, but they keep raising the prices. Go North to Depoe Bay and maybe see some whales. Leave the rig at Seal Rock. KEN
ORbiker 07/25/20 10:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colorado Fall Colors

We toured Colorado in the Fall of 2012 on my Harley Road King. That's the way to see the colors and sights. We saw lot of rigs boondockin' here and there. Some day soon we will go back with the toyhauler. Have a nice trip. KEN https://live.staticflickr.com/8441/8007777567_f22483d15d_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/8449/8007912592_c11cc7cde7_z.jpg
ORbiker 07/25/20 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Rock Springs, Wy--Twin Falls Idaho--Bend Oregon

Rock Springs, Wy---Twin Falls, Idaho---Bend, Oregon Trying to plan a trip to go through the above towns this summer and wanted to get some feedback on campgrounds in these areas, if you have been there. Just quick stopovers on the way to the Oregon coast but have not been through there with a 5th wheel. Would appreciate any feedback. Much thanks, Curly WHich part of the Oregon Coast? North or South?
ORbiker 07/25/20 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Rock Springs, Wy--Twin Falls Idaho--Bend Oregon

Rock Springs, Wy---Twin Falls, Idaho---Bend, Oregon Trying to plan a trip to go through the above towns this summer and wanted to get some feedback on campgrounds in these areas, if you have been there. Just quick stopovers on the way to the Oregon coast but have not been through there with a 5th wheel. Would appreciate any feedback. Much thanks, Curly Before Bend, Oregon is https://www.campendium.com/chickahominy-reservoirChickahominy Reservoir BLM
ORbiker 07/25/20 08:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Central Indiana to Idaho

I agree with US 12. You could take US12 all the way id you want to see the USA. Traveling the interstate is not the real USA. It's just a blur of fields and traffic. KEN
ORbiker 07/19/20 10:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: New on tandem axle trailer.

Is it normal that when doing a right backing maneuver the right. rear wheel of the trailer goes askew -- toe in, it appears? Trailer is new and I recently checked the torque of the lug nuts are in order. I'll appreciate any info. Yep. The rubber leans over pretty good sometimes. Sometimes I will back off doing the tight back in and eaze forward for a fot or 2 and then continue with the back-up. Even going forward on a tight turn, they will be a skidding of rear tires. The triple axle reacts slow and tracks a bit inside on a turn. Swing WIDE. KEN
ORbiker 05/31/20 10:23pm Travel Trailers
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