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RE: Denali Hwy vs Fairbanks?

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TUCQUALA 05/19/19 10:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Walmart Tire & Lube Express - Carlisle Radial Trail HD

Most Carlisle tire problems were prior to about 2014, they have gotten mucho better with the last 2 tire models. The Radial Trail HD has gotten very good reviews. Not to say that they can't have problems, ANY tire can!! I have had Marathons on the last 3 trailers we've owned. US made, New Zealand made, and the latest on our Timber Ridge are (OMG) Chinese!!! None of these had any road problems, have had 2 tread punctures in the woods (usually turning around in a dispersed site), not a tire problem!! Present ones have just over 12K miles on them, and are aboot 50-60% worn and are just turning 5 yrs old according to date code. They have not had any problems in 4 yrs. But after saying that, I just purchased 4 Carlisle HD's in E load rating due to the wife's urging before a 6 wk, 3000 mi summer trip. By age the GY's need to be replaced to forestall problems, and then I can worry about problems with new tires!!!! I felt that the Carlisle's were a better buy, with slightly deeper tread, and same or better reviews than the GY Endurance. Bought at Discount Tire, they will almost always meet another price, either store or on-line. Got a great price, and am having local Costco mount and balance with HP stems for a much better price than any of the local tire shops including Discount. Just wish they carried the Carlisle or Endurance rather than the ones they source and sell.
TUCQUALA 05/01/19 03:39pm Towing
Slideout Cover Rain Sag

There are lots of threads about slideout awnings holding rain, and many ways others have taken to help prevent sagging and stretching from a big puddle of water on the fabric. Here is a way I will be trying this camping year to prevent or lessen rain sag and fabric stretch on our 169" wide slide!! Picked up a pool water bag 1 ft X 8 ft and modified to be air filled. Those with pools and use covers know what these do. They can be bought in many lengths, double tube, etc. Figured that 8 ft will keep the center raised enough to drain better, but can always go for a longer one if need be. Went to dollar store, bought a couple of kids pool toys with the typical vinyl air valve. Cut out valve, cut hole in pool water bag, and practiced with a couple of diff adhesives. The Loctite pictured worked great, actually seemed to weld the 2 vinyls together!! The large water fill plug doesn't leak, very low pressure in bag when inflated. Takes aboot 5 mins with Harbor Freight compressor to fill to a nice firm size. Have left inflated for about a week in garage with very little loss of pressure, probably temp change the biggest culprit. I carry a 5 ft folding ladder (don't really want to go up any higher except in a major emerg!!) and can reach the top of slide and push bag into position easily. Longer bag probably even easier to position!! Bag has stayed in place even in some good winds lately. Time will tell how well this works, and I'll report any negs and pluses as the spring goes!!! So far total cost of this idea has been about $8, and have extra toy valves if need to go to a longer bag. https://i.imgur.com/W9JyJ9Kl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SUDZz6el.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UuKKtcel.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FrU8BJjl.jpg
TUCQUALA 04/30/19 03:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Suggestion Oregon, Northern Calif for this summer

Haven't been there yet camping, but have driven on 206 through the approx area. I'm sure that certain times of the summer will be "warm"!! Hilly, dry, sagebrush and grass, picturesque!! Not very high altitude, aboot 600ft. Not sure how windy it can get, but if it's like here in the Dry Shi**ys, it can be a bit at times!!!! We tend to stay in the forests at higher altitudes esp in summer. Have thought about going to Cottonwood in early spring or later in fall.
TUCQUALA 04/28/19 11:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy #20 from Anacortes into Idaho

WA 20 doesn't go anywhere near Henry's Lake!!!! To the OP, do you like the boonies?? How large of an RV are you in? Lots of dry Nat Forest sites along or near Hwy 20.
TUCQUALA 04/28/19 06:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestion Oregon, Northern Calif for this summer

Can't recommend any N CA areas, but many SE and Central Oregon spots. Steens Mountain, Three Creek Lake/Black Pine Springs area near Sisters, Cascade Lakes (Century Drive) area near Bend, Paulina Lake/Newberry Crater sites, John Day Fossil Beds/Painted Hills, Magone Lake, lots of NF dry sites along the John Day River various forks, Sumpter gold dredge areas!!!
TUCQUALA 04/28/19 06:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Idaho State Parks

Towards the bottom of the site are a series of boxed info which show the "various" extra fees!! Quite a bit of reading!! Neat that residents with valid rv reg stickers don't have to pay the reservation fee!! Like to see more states do that. But here in WA we have the "wonderful" Discovery Pass for $30!! So I guess I really can't complain too much aboot Idaho!! Only good thing is if you are camping in state park, you don't "need" the Discovery Pass!! But we do pay a reservation fee!!
TUCQUALA 04/17/19 04:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boondocking near Moses Lake, WA

There are a lot of free and pay sites on this site with some reviews and pics: https://freecampsites.net/ Of course, free is relative, since you will need the "infamous" Discovery Pass to use most of the DNR fishing sites. In some areas of E WA, purchasing a fishing license includes an "Access Pass" for a lot of places. Not good for the Discovery Pass sites.
TUCQUALA 04/16/19 11:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Idaho State Parks

Yep, they DO charge extra for "non-resident" camping and other things!! See the attached Idaho State Parks site: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/camping Been there, done it!!!!
TUCQUALA 04/16/19 11:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Idaho State Parks

Most Idaho parks we've visited are nice, but hasn't been many!! Biggest negative in my mind is the extra charge for entrance if you're from another state. Not a terrible amount, $5 if I remember, but another extra charge for your pocketbook. Kind of like when WA and OR were pissed off with each other in the late '70s and early '80s!! Biggest thing was that WA was only charging OR residents not the rest of the states!! OR was doing everybody!!
TUCQUALA 04/14/19 03:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tongue Jack Block - Need one light, strong, and tall

One thing to consider about the "thing" (!) extension is how much it would hang under the tongue, IF you leave it on the jack!!! Back of tow veh goes down in a driveway entrance or ditch in the woods, so does the tongue of trailer!! No problem if removed until needed, but another step in the hookup/unhook procedure.
TUCQUALA 04/14/19 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cabinet Modifications

Did the same to 3 access panels in our Timber Ridge. Got tired of taking out 4 to 12 screws to check or work in the areas blocked off. Different method, same result!! Cut the screws down and used flat tin nuts to keep screws in panel. Countersunk where the screws went into the corners of the cutout slighty (could still use new screws if wanted!), and used velcro at the 4 corners for retention. Sticky velcro, but stapled the pieces to keep secure. Looks normal, and easily opened with a decor matching knob to grab.
TUCQUALA 04/12/19 03:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do I block a furnace outlet at the manifold?

Having had a 19T4, I remember (?) that the furnace had metal blanks that were knocked out to attach the outlet flanges. A piece of thin metal could be sized to fit over the opening and screwed or riveted on to block one outlet. ?? As to blocking and overheating, the furnace has a hi-temp cutoff switch that would prevent that from happening. And if you open up another outlet, the air flow should be the same or nearly. If the floor duct is already restricting the flow, obviously the system is still working!!! Had one trailer that "operated" on the cutoff switch when heater running!! Ran that way for years before getting another trailer!!
TUCQUALA 04/06/19 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Washington State

More info, like your RV type and size, style of camping enjoyed, fishing, etc, would be helpful. Looked at your blog, and looks like you may be more into dispersed than campgrounds. East side has lots of NF campgrounds, and dispersed sites. North of Wintrop along the Chewuch River are many NF sites and open camping. West of Tonasket there are plenty of forest sites and fishing sites (Discover Pass may be needed). East of Chesaw there is a very nice, quiet spot at Beth Lake NF CG. Consider going further east to the Lake Roosevelt area and the Nat Rec Area. Just some quick thoughts!!
TUCQUALA 02/15/19 05:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Hwy 22

Decent road, is twisty, some slow areas. But, depending on time of year and on weekends, you'll probably run into (sometimes literally!!) spandex clad 2 wheelers either having the road to themselves or a sponsored race. You'll usually find them 2 or 3 abreast just as you come out of a sharp corner!! Be ready!!!
TUCQUALA 02/03/19 06:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: North Cascades

And watch out for the spandex hells angels along the highway!!!!
TUCQUALA 02/02/19 04:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy84 near Pendleton, Oregon

A few miles north from La Grande on I84 is a forest road (NF21) at exit 248. Turn left at bottom of ramp, and about 2-3 miles is a free Nat Forest CG, Spring Creek. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/wallowa-whitman/recarea/?recid=52121 Not big, but should be ok for your rig. OR, keep heading into the woods, and along NF21 you'll find quite a few dispersed sites. If you use google maps or google earth, you can see a lot of them. A couple are on the free campsites site mentioned previously. Some could be muddy if early June, and on the weekends, you'll run into a fair amount of ATV's running around!!
TUCQUALA 01/27/19 06:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cable connector tool

7/16" wrench!!!! Never seen a 3/8" coax fitting.
TUCQUALA 01/21/19 10:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Pigtail

On today's rvs you will find both inverted FLARE and male pipe thread. Won't know till you look at yours!! Our TimberRidge has mpt (Cavagna regulator), and our last trailer was flare ftg. By the OP's question, he is asking aboot pipe thread.
TUCQUALA 01/21/19 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: ITC recessed over head lights

Don't know if same as ours in our TimberRidge, but here is a link to that model. http://www.itc-rv.com/product/3-radiance-led-overhead-light/ To remove, pull down on one edge and you'll feel the spring tension, you can keep pulling on one side to bring the spring out, or push the spring in with a small putty knife to drop the light out on that side and then pull rest of way out. Make sense???
TUCQUALA 01/19/19 01:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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