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RE: Trailers with outside kitchen

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Tin-bender 10/21/19 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Tank--Borax?

I guess everybody has the method that works best for them. So here is mine, 20 years, and 3 trailers, never a problem. Dump black tank, flush hose with grey tank, hook up black tank flush (last 2 trailers) run for 5 -10 minutes, always suprising to see what comes out after several minutes of clear water. Add 2-3 gallons of water to both tanks, throw in small hand full of Borax or White King D and a small amout of Calgon and drive home. Never had an odor or compaction problem so I ain't changing anything!! Tinbender
Tin-bender 10/20/19 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling in Oregon

Well the biggest problem for us that live here is not the smokers but the smell of the crops in the ground this time of year. Between the Weed and the Hemp farms you can hardly draw a breath that isn't slightly skunky. Tinbender
Tin-bender 10/08/19 10:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: hwy 199

Just traveled from Grants Pass to Crescent City pulling a 37 foot fifth wheel with a dually. The trip was fine and although the road is a little narrow in places there is room to stay in your lane. In the redwoods close to Crescent City there was one turn with a redwood on the inside of the curve that obviously had been hit many times. I did cross the yellow line a little on that turn. Definitely an okay route with an RV. Just pulled my TT through there again last week. I know the tree your talking about, most of the missing area in the trunk was done with a chain saw so the bigger rigs wouldn't be scuffing it on the way by. Just my opinion but 101 south of Cresent City is far worse than any part of 199 Tinbender
Tin-bender 10/07/19 07:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Murphy Bed vs. Separate Bedroom

We bought the Rockwood Mini Light 2507s with Murphy bed this year, and have spent about 30 nights in it this Summer. We love it!!! Mattress is travel trailer standard but with a foam toppper it is just fine. As stated above the bed doesn't fold it is a true Murphy bed and stands up against the wall. When closed all you see is a finished wall and cabinet. With the bed up and the slide out there is a huge amount of room for a small trailer.and lots of kitchen counter space!!! Down side: The bed stows down into the pass through area that is common in most TT and uses up a lot of that space, this worried me during the "gonna buy" stage but decided it could be lived with. As it turned out it is fine, plenty of storage. Speaking of storage we were amazed at the amount available in this small trailer, our old trailer was 2 foot longer and we were crowded for storage. We took everything out of the old TT and placed it in the new and we found we have empty cabinets, kind of a strange. I would also recommend that you look at the Rockwood Mini Lite 2509s (with bunk beds) We found the brand to be much better built especially in the fit and finish than most other brands we looked at, and we looked at a lot of them. Tinbender
Tin-bender 10/05/19 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Parks near Crater Lake National Park

Collier or Jo Stewart are very good choices, both great parks with their own draw. The up side is that they are just far enough away from the Crater Lake area so you aren't caught up in the Tourist Frenzy that occurs at close by camp sites. Just my opinion. Tinbender
Tin-bender 09/16/19 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route 42 in Oregon

In my opinion, 42 is a much better and safer route. Of course it all depends on your starting and stopping points and your need for speed.
Tin-bender 08/25/19 05:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV sales are slipping

I look around as I travel and I think; Jeezee we have to be reaching a saturation point here pretty soon. There are RV's of every discription parked and stored everywhere. I'm talking about the already sold units parked in storage yards, house yards, fields, campgrounds, RV parks, driveways, and on the streets. There is just a huge amount of them out there. Then there are all the "beyond usable condition" units left on the side of back roads and in fields everywhere. Perhaps it is time the industry slowed a little.
Tin-bender 08/20/19 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Route 42 in Oregon

42s from Bandon to Coquille is a little windie and narrow in spots but very doable. From Coquille on to I-5 42 is all good except for a little bit between Remote and Camas Valley. Pull my 24 foot TT through there all the time. Beautiful Drive. Just after you cross the bridge and before you turn onto 42 and into Coquille there is a county park on the left side, great place to stop, lots of room to park.
Tin-bender 08/20/19 05:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-5 to Hwy 101 via CA 299

Be sure your exhaust brake works! Lots of 8 and 9% grades. There are no 8-9 % grades on 299, unless they added them in the last 6 months. Four hills to go over, 2 at about 4300 feet the other 2 lower. worst case is 5-6 percent, watch the West side descent of Oregon Mountain it is a long grade at 6%. Good road pull a trailer across all the time, 3 1/2 hours. If you have time stop at the Straw House in Junction City for lunch. Link https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g32546-d2249163-Reviews-Strawhouse_Cafe-Junction_City_California.html
Tin-bender 07/12/19 06:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Murphy Bed Mattress question

Our Murphy bed mattress was/is horrible but we added an 1-1/2 inch foam topper and solved the problem pretty well. The construction of our trailer/Murphy bed would not allow any more thickness and still fold up and down correctly. We find the straps are necessary to hold the mattress and topper from sliding down while folded away. Even with the straps they slide a little while traveling and can be a PITA trying to pull the mattress back to the foot of the bed while it is in the air over your head. Perhaps a custom mattress construction shop could be of some help??
Tin-bender 06/19/19 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Murphy bed?

In January we bought a Rockwood Mini Light with the Murphy bed. I wasn't keen on the idea but wife was pretty insistent on the bed. I was having trouble with the lack of space on the under bed pass through, it was pretty limited compared to our old Cougar. I did/do like the mini light because the entire Murphy bed folds upward and leaves finished cabinetry instead of the bottom of an exposed mattress to look at. After getting the trailer and setting it up with all our stuff and adjusting for the pass through storage and making a few short trips, I love this trailer. It is 2 feet shorter than our old Cougar and we have empty storage areas even after all the junk is aboard. Take a look at the Rockwood Mini light 2507S, it is a Forest River product but compared to a lot of other products we looked at , including the Lance, it is a better product, at least for us. Tinbender
Tin-bender 05/10/19 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Murphy bed?

In January we bought a Rockwood Mini Light with the Murphy bed. I wasn't keen on the idea but wife was pretty insistent on the bed. I was having trouble with the lack of space on the under bed pass through, it was pretty limited compared to our old Cougar. I did/do like the mini light because the entire Murphy bed folds upward and leaves finished cabinetry instead of the bottom of an exposed mattress to look at. After getting the trailer and setting it up with all our stuff and adjusting for the pass through storage and making a few short trips, I love this trailer. It is 2 feet shorter than our old Cougar and we have empty storage areas even after all the junk is aboard. Take a look at the Rockwood Mini light 2507S, it is a Forest River product but compared to a lot of other products we looked at , including the Lance, it is a better product, at least for us. Tinbender
Tin-bender 05/10/19 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: $hitty situation for me

Sometimes they use a vacuum breaker rather than a vent through the roof. So if there is no pipe coming out the roof look in the cabinet nearby for an ABS pipe that seems to stop at nowhere, there will be a fitting with a rubber flapper in it.
Tin-bender 04/29/19 09:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Red Bluff to Ancient Redwoods RV park in Recrest

36 is not a route for an RV... 299 is fine and there is usually construction during the summer as already mentioned. Just be advised that there are 4 mountain passes to get over, all are about 4500 feet, no big deal except the west side of Oregon Mountain which is a steep decent, but go slow and no problem. Be sure to stop at the Straw House in Big Flat for lunch. If your coming up 5 from the south consider 20 at Williams across Lake County then north on 101. Tinbender
Tin-bender 04/21/19 10:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dark Sky Camping

Don't know how far you want to travel but this is one of the best. Stayed there many times because it is only 1/2 hour to the jump off points to the wilderness area and world class trout fishing. Stars so bright you can't sleep and only 4 miles off state highway on paved road. Tinbender Thanks, exactly which state and park are you talking about Sorry about that, I was a little lax in my discription. It is in Northern California, high desert, just south of Alturas. Tinbender ****, did it again, It is called the Likely Place in Likely Ca.
Tin-bender 04/04/19 10:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Dark Sky Camping

Don't know how far you want to travel but this is one of the best. Stayed there many times because it is only 1/2 hour to the jump off points to the wilderness area and world class trout fishing. Stars so bright you can't sleep and only 4 miles off state highway on paved road. Tinbender
Tin-bender 04/03/19 09:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

Had the same problem on my 2014 GMC, Flushed, filed, and cleaned the connectors inside the truck plug, problem solved. Tinbender
Tin-bender 04/01/19 06:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 Ways to Use Your Leftover Rotiss Chicken

What is left over rotiss chicken??? It's the pre-cooked rotisserie chickens that most Supermarkets, Walmarts, etc. have. We get one pretty much every week fro the neighborhood market. Usually get 2-3 meals from it in various forms. Thanks!! I understand all you posted..... but what does left over mean???;) Exactly!!!
Tin-bender 03/05/19 09:22pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: hwy 199

Jeeze, it's just a country highway, if you want interstate conditions stay on the interstate highway system. Don't mean to sound, well maybe I do. Born and raised in these mountains I would rather take roads like this any day compared to the dam interstates. Tinbender
Tin-bender 03/04/19 10:19pm Roads and Routes
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