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RE: What is your secret trick for cleaning your front cap?

I hire Schlepp to do it for me. Wax, polish, comes with own tools!
cbigham 11/02/22 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: We've come full circle back to a "C"

Good for you! Opted for the 23u model with the barrel chair and larger cargo hold. Replaced the corner bed mattress with a memory foam piece from walmart (thanks Ron for the tip) Had em all too, pop up camper on a diesel 4x4, trailer, 5th wheel, 40 ft diesel toyhauler.. we are riders (especially me) The small c is just so flexible. I can tow a jeep, hang a dual sport of back of it for long trips with family, carry a bike up front for ride trips with the boy, or just 1 bike off back reinforced hitch rack for me riding alone or with friends, Carries our stout inflatable kayaks as well. We took it to Alaska for 2 months and change. Surprised how stout this is. Nothing broke of any consequence except a ba house battery after all those bad roads, mud, dust, dirt, pot holes, rain. Prior to this trip I had a low impression of its quality. Nope, quality is there where you need it. Very convenient size. Occasionally think about going to a larger size but no, this is so convenient and flaxible. Good luck
cbigham 10/08/22 09:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Ford E450 Transmission issue

No idea what a transmission fan is. U mean engine fan?
cbigham 10/06/22 08:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing 4-wheels down.....braking required for vehicle?

Perhaps best to visualize the situation as a series of speed bumps going around a corner or even around corner up or down hill. Either way, better to have towed brakes than not. Good luck with your purchase, Cb
cbigham 09/21/22 07:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing 4-wheels down.....braking required for vehicle?

No affiliation but have used https://www.demco-products.com/rv-towing/supplemental-brakes/stay-in-play-duo For my hydraulic braked class c for many years, and before that their air brake system for my 40 ft diesel prior to the class c. Worked as it should, very reliably never an issue. We just completed Alaskan trip this summer. Nothing broke, no false braking incidents, no troubles in spite of the badly damaged roads, dirt sections, mud, occasional snow early in our departure.Both air and electric systems very robust. I couldn't imagine how the surge brake systems would perform with the bucking and bouncing, sections ornplaces an immediate stop on a curve section or detour where I had no towed brakes... jeep pushing the motorhome in such situations in mud, dirt,uneven pavement, mud, ice etc. I think it a false economy debating whether you need this or not. Fwiw if I did it again I'd get the electrical version first. Will work on any towing vehicle. My jeep has the guts of the air brake system still in it, lights, wiring, but also the electrical. Had it 14 years. Electrical system would have worked just fine with the diesel had I known better back. In. The. Day.
cbigham 09/20/22 07:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Alaska - 2023

Salty Dog - be sure to visit the Salty Daeg bar on the Homer Spit!
cbigham 09/09/22 09:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska - 2023

Just did a 2 month trip from LA (real LA, not Lower Alabama) Pounded it up on 8 days, back in 8 days from Tok. We were up touring around for 6 weeks plus change. - one of our highlights was Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic ocean. Dalton hwy very scenic. Coldfoot and Deadhorse great stories to tell. We towed our Jeep, used it on this trip. - Alaska and Canada make it too easy to camp and use hook ups. You can boon dock, there's places but they are not so easy to find for someone not too familiar. - Seward was another fun find. Good accessible hiking, boating, great restaurants, tour boat saw lots of marine life. - Homer.. ifnyou want to fish this get reservations early. As you get ready to leave, the fishing guides will call you to fill seats of drop outs. Plan ahead. -Salmon fishing in rivers is boring. You're just trying to snag a fish passing by, they aren't interested in eating. - dip netters.. know when things going on, will mess up your fishing - talk of reservations is true. . We only used it at Denali. Stayed longer than we should, was 4th of July. Didn't want to be looking for a place. Scenery south of Denali much better and some remote camping - frost heaves damage is real.. watch out.. RV welding shop in Tok was very busy. -The roads may be muddy, really soft in places. Frequently a pilot car. You could be stopped for up to an hr and a half worst we saw. - when we came up cis Cassiar hwy early June was wet, cold, roads rough. Coming down was sunny, dry and roads largely better - Really liked Whitehorse as a town. People cool. - Enjoyed Muncho Lake and resort. Had no real breakdowns, (lost a coach battery .. died) no broken glass, flats but were prepared. Keep it fueled up is good advice. Also have food handy. Some gas stations and restaurants were out of food or employees not working. Have fun
cbigham 08/30/22 06:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

Thanks Soup. Had an inreach many years. We do a lot of offloading, only used it twice, once came upon injured riders, 2nd time someone broke down?? hope to keep it that way. Seems bike may be a bigger hassle. Jeep is good to go, no worries.
cbigham 05/27/22 02:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

OK, so no major off road adventures requiring a dual sport? Thanks
cbigham 05/26/22 11:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

Bringing the small motorhome, towing a jeep. I could hang a ktm 500 exc off the jeep of there's interesting dirt to ride, sights to see easiest to see on a plate bike. Route is BC 1 to 97 to 37 to Tok, then Fairbanks. Anything I would miss not bringing bike? Family and friends meet up in Fairbanks to run the Dalton to Prudhoe. I need to take Jeep this trip for that. One friend will be with me on his Africa twin, not a hard core off road rider nor bike. Also have kayak, so lakes are good. Also any great camp suggestions would be appreciated! Pic for campground site sizes .. 24 ft with towed jeep, ktm off jeep bumper Thanks Chuck https://i.imgur.com/Rk9brEsl.jpg
cbigham 05/26/22 09:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Nice vid, thanks!
cbigham 05/11/22 12:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

I shared many photos on my website that includes thousands of photos in Yukon and Alaska http://suethomas.ca/TaylorHwy.html Cool, any photos of Tombstone Territorial? Camp suggestions? Thanks
cbigham 05/10/22 08:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

AKsilvereagle - Thank you, that is a very useful post! Very thoughtful! Appreciate the 5 hwy towards Dawson City, seems a lot of rain? If raining, may go around. I'm thinking we may cut thru the road first on the bike, follow with jeep, motorhome combo if all clear. We're off readers from SOCAL. Deserts woods and Baja mostly. WY and ID also, several times. https://i.imgur.com/K4FElPCl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/g8RWAD5l.jpg Be our first Alaska trip! Already suspect I'll be back, too bad not this trip in fall. My son has a strong interest in Tombstone. Not sure how we will get out to the main scenic valley but will see. Looks like be kinda naked out there no fire arms! Always carried spray and a pistol down here. Had to spray one once.. in CA. Seemed WY bears more polite for some reason. Wife hoping to fish. Orange County has grown up, vertically since you left. Got more hustle, bustle. It's ok; rather live in UT, WY or who knows yet. Wife was raised in WY and says no more winters like that again?? Thank you, Chuck
cbigham 05/09/22 07:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

heard about that sourtoe .. .interesting bragging rights
cbigham 05/02/22 03:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Thanks, we are going to need to leave the rv for 4 days or so for a Prudhoe Bay run. Needs to be safe from thieves.. Dry camp we are good for.
cbigham 04/29/22 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

My buddy picked that book up last week. New version. I reckon we can ride bikes over it in worst case scenario, leave RV in Tok? CHeck it out. IF a go, fetch the gear and do it> Any word on camping at the Tombstone Territorial park? THanks
cbigham 04/29/22 11:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Morning, we are taking the class C to Fairbanks from LA, motorcycle on back, want to park the rv at a safe campground in Fairbanks, ride the Haul Rd to Prudhoe Bay. Any suggestions on a safe campground, place a 12 yr old can stay and have fun with family? Also is the 5 hwy from Tok to Little Gold and Dawsin City passable for an RV? My son wants to see Tombstone Territorial Park. Looks like a 18 hr drive otherwise. I do understand the road in July should be snow free, mostly compact dirt, gravel and oiled? .. Thanks Cb
cbigham 04/29/22 07:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Ol'Coot- Thanks, thats that's a hot tip will check. At dinner she said why don't we all ride the jeep to Prudhoe? My plan was to ride with my bike buddy. Why I asked.. when sitting at the table in the lunch room, IL have something interesting to tell them I did.. not many people go to the Arctic ocean..Will see!
cbigham 02/17/22 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Thanks for the tips. The various actors in this play had a discussion last night. Two things for sure are on the itinerary: Haul Road and Tombstone Territorial Park near Dawson, Canada. I will bring the motorhome with the jeep on back, plated dirt bike hanging from hitch rack. (Been all over, WY,ID, WA,NV,AZ etc this way, no worries) Hope to arrive in Fairbanks on or about 21 June. I'm told weather for the Haul Road is best chance of no or little rain is from last 2 weeks June thru first week July. Rest of the party (Just us bikers initially) will arrive about 1 July. We have then 6 weeks to tour, and get back to LA to resume our duties at our various salt mines.. I like the idea of a fly out lodge experience for the wife's fishing desires, but if there's a place to catch trout, salmon, etc (fresh water best for her - sea sick easy) with a guide service on the main roads we can drive the motorhome on, would be great, thanks
cbigham 02/15/22 11:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Grit Dog THanks for the tips... I want a couple safe places to fish for momma, as we know about momma being happy ... We are enduro, dirt bikers from SOCAL, do the western mountains, desert rides, Baja.. quite a change up there!
cbigham 02/14/22 10:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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