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RE: Waldport, Or to Redmond, Or

Well, they don't call Hy 20 pass in the Cascades Deadman's Pass for no reason! Both are doable and pretty. But 20 has more twisty stuff to it especially between the coast and Corvallis. If time allows and you don't mind the curves do it. I would do 18/22/20. 22 in Salem can be a little confusing so watch the signage. Anyone know the status of ODOT's boondoggle on 20 near Eddyville?
RedRollingRoadblock 06/26/16 08:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dometic Vacuflush Question

Thanks. Right after I posted this it started again. We increased the water level a bit and the hold down time a little and all seems back to normal. We/ thought we were doing right but some insight helped. Thanks
RedRollingRoadblock 06/26/16 07:58pm General RVing Issues
Samsung Door Locks

New Bounder with the Samsung refer. Sure lots of cold beer storage.:D I am guessing that Fleetwood designed the Micky Mouse door lock for it. If they are not in the exact position by .001 inch they are going to scratch the finish or the grandkids will destroy them. Plus they don't stay in position, the slightest touch and they are unlocked. Ideas? Seen some kid locks that look promising.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/25/16 08:45pm General RVing Issues
Dometic Vacuflush Question

Just got a new Bounder that has the Dometic VacuFlush we are on the shakedown cruse now. Last night after the flush as it is doing its thing the last thing was a knocking sound. Sounded just like someone knocking/slapping on the door. Did it about five times then no more. I was thinking maybe a blockage, the DW tends to be shy with the water and ran a few full bowels through. Cannot find anything in the manual. Ideas?
RedRollingRoadblock 06/25/16 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning ties

When we had a manual awning we used a couple simple dog leash ground screws we had laying around: http://www.essentialhardware.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/380x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/8/0/806104.jpg I then used a rope, later a ratchet strap hooked over the roller at each end of the awning, coming down to the dog screw. Between the dog screw and the rope - or ratchet strap, I connected them together with a bungie cord for some "spring" action, so if the wind blew or rocked the trailer, there was still tension on the awning arm, but not much there was no give, potentially bending the awning arms. We did this for years, until our current trailer that has an electric awning, which behaves much different now. If you have these parts laying around, it's simple, effective, and works very well. You can try a different anchor in the ground, a tent stake, or something like that. We just happened to have 2 dog stake screws we weren't using and dedicated them for this purpose. I like your idea of the bungee cords.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/21/16 06:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 30 Amp Elec plug/ is this straight forward fix?

If it is a molded type only thing is to cut it and buy a replacement plug available most any hardware store. I find it easiest to use an ax. White wire to silver lug. Hot, black wire to bronze. Green to ground
RedRollingRoadblock 06/19/16 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Dome or Dish Receiver

OK. Thanks to all. My research also pointed to the Winegard Trav'ler so I think that is what I will get. Bill.Satelitte, no I wasn't talking about the crankup OTA. I knew my word choice wasn't good, guess I should have called it a parabolic antenna dish. lol
RedRollingRoadblock 06/17/16 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome or Dish Receiver

Thanks so far. Been looking around. Next question, Wineguard or KingDome? I lean toward the Wineguard since they have been around since dirt was created but like the lower profile of the King. And we tend to go where angels fear to tread.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/17/16 09:45am Technology Corner
Dome or Dish Receiver

Just completing a purchase of a new unit and In negotiations I got a satellite tossed in. The question came up if we wanted a dome or a crank up dish. Salesman said he didn't really know but would go with the crank up. Since I never have had satellite can I still get OTA? I have no idea what kind of antenna is mounted, or if it is removed. I would assume that some where the satellite is joined to the coax that goes to the TV's. I really don't have a clue on the service of Dish or DirectTV. Full timing is still a few years away, didn't there used to be a provider that offered some RV plan? We use OTA at home and a Roku. FWIW the MH is a Bounder 34T Anniversary edition, had most of the bells and whistles, why it didn't have the satellite installed is beyond me. Thanks. Opinions and advise welcomed. Off to the Internet to see if I can find some info.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/17/16 07:54am Technology Corner
RE: Slide Toppers

Well I saw the unit in person that we are thinking about and it has the topper. Thanks all.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/15/16 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: 30 amp surge protector suggestions?

If my Lance trailer has a 30 amps cord for power, can I use a 50 amp surge protector without any problems or do I need to have 30/50 amp surge protector so I can use 30 or 50 amp, which ever is available at the particular park I am at???just get a 50 to 30 adapter and plug it in and go.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/15/16 08:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide Toppers

If I understand what you are saying, the awning comes over the slide, or at least a part of it? So you're questioning if a slide topper would interfear with the awning? It probably would. But ... you do know if the slide is actually under the awning, you losses some of that outdoor living space under the awning when the slide is out. I personally would never want a camper designed like that.Yeah I agree but the problem lies with the DW. Just saying.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/15/16 11:34am General RVing Issues
Slide Toppers

Been looking at some new bright shiny objects... Question on slide toppers. Looking at a model that has a front slide on right front and of course an awning. I am guessing that a topper cannot be on that slide because the attachment point may interfere with the awning. Or is something else?
RedRollingRoadblock 06/15/16 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Added sway bars?

I did both of mine on my 2007 E-450. Had a few minor problems but nothing that wasn't able to overcome. Hellwig has their act together and the instructions were good. Rates right up there with with new shocks. You will like the change in handling. Got mine from sdtrucksprings.com as they had best price. In full disclosure I did call factory when I couldn't figure out something on the front one. As we were talking the light bulb came on. I really felt stupid but we both got a laugh out of it. Took better part of day but that included long lunch and a few beer breaks, and the factory call. LOL
RedRollingRoadblock 06/10/16 08:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Our year long trip has begun !

Welcome to the all-week-is-weekend club. 44+ years in those underpowered, smelly, greasy, rough riding, noisy, sweatbox, rattling, dirty, POS. Thank god my wife pulled me out of it, kicking and screaming but it likely saved our marriage. If I never see, hear or smell another on of 'em I'll be a happy camper. Don't get me started on how the company I worked for screwed lot of us out of our pension. See you are from Hillsboro, I am in Beaverton. Enjoy.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/05/16 03:20pm Roads and Routes
Has Your W-mail Been Hacked?

I came upon this site the other day and found it interesting to say the least. https://haveibeenpwned.com/ I plugged in my main e-mail address and it showed one hit. Guess I need to do some password updates. The crazy thing is that the three throw-a-ways that I use didn't have any hits. I dug into his site and the guy has the background to know what he is talking about. https://www.troyhunt.com/ I hope that those that here and are smarter in this matter than me chime in on this.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/05/16 12:38am Technology Corner
RE: Vonage phone service ?

We have used Vonage for about eight years. A personal line and two business lines plus a fax. Only problem ever had was one of the adapters went bad and they overnighted replacement.
RedRollingRoadblock 04/29/16 11:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Crater Lake

I'm glad we are waiting to go until SeptemberWas there in Mid August 1976 and woke up to several inches of fresh snow.
RedRollingRoadblock 04/24/16 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old thread- rebuild

oldtrucker63 was in Kentucky. The guy in Washington was in Monroe if memory is working correct. I wish I could remember his handle. He had about four major problems going on at once. Seems at the end he was having house trouble and the RV was a dance floor on wheels then he faded out of sight.
RedRollingRoadblock 03/24/16 11:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sisters Oregon

Sister-Creekside is somewhat crowded but the price was fine. They took reservations when we were there last fall. Only stayed overnight just wanted a place to stay knowing we were going to get a late start. The sites are gravel but level. There is a restaurant within walking distance, didn't try it but it was highly recommended by the host. When we pulled out late morning we just parked on one of the side streets in town and walked to a place in town to eat. I would stay again.
RedRollingRoadblock 03/15/16 07:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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