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Spring Ridge Resort, Newport WA

Back in August, FCMA sent an email regarding a free camping offer for Spring Ridge in Newport Wa. We took the resort up on the offer but ended up not staying the night as the location is not as nice as the rosy verbiage of the offer makes it seem. We pulled onto the lot and were attacked by hordes of yellow jackets. A new looking yellow jacket trap hanging from one of the trees that was practically full made it obvious this is a known problem in this area. Their model is selling a 2.5-10 acre lot that can be used for RV camping or home construction. What we found unpalatable was the distance from town location as well as the fact that with the considerable investment you will make in the property (and a house, if desired) you are left in a situation where there is little protection against your neighbor moving onto his lot with a dilapidated 5 wheel torpedoing the value of your efforts. They tout the lack of any HOA as a benefit but while some like to avoid that sort of encumbrance, in this situation you lack needed protection from those have a different idea of what a nice homesite is. It is listed as a 55+ community but once the builder sells out, there will be little you could do about people breaking the rules without considerable legal expense on your part. The straw that REALLY broke the camel's back was, after seeing many "No Newport Smelter" signs in the neighborhood, a little research revealed there is an attempt by a large Canadian corporation to build a coal-fired silicon smelter within a few miles of the campground. Maybe you may not share my concerns about these issues but anyone who is considering this place REALLY needs to do their "due diligence" before signing on the line. https://stopnewportsmelter.org/
garyemunson 09/15/19 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Norcold Fridge Problem

There WILL be fans. To see them you'll have to be on a ladder looking down into the upper vent. The thermostat for them is a small disk-like thing screwed to one of the upper fins with two wires. Putting a jumper across the two wires should make the fans run. Thoses sensors are VERY prone to failing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Norcold-618093-Cooling-Fan-Refrigerator-Thermostat/162493721250?epid=1027921925&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item25d5616aa2:g:m-4AAOSwRJpbczx7&enc=AQAEAAAB8BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qVwB%2F46Aob8b2mgyxZi30ekzeHmNVqUG48cztUnAXkgzniF5wv46Z58Vl6Qr5qOQ3YLOQrNHlsdg6h2jFEYYX9RdhFxJJ932g8FGwRVd1cmOcBZOZlVsQvqsHBNW4IuLUwf9yIEYKO77cCVdSZUkBRoHrThxWEPGvEQvvs%2BJtzjn3zzT3%2BCpL3KJwItPF6L7mgUbVvro6yWJK%2FK1YPBZTxHkbOSY1qEcMm%2F4oXGVEqdqGlWVlzhidWWwwwf1gmqeFFlNmr6ZMm%2BcLh7G5KR5eq51cd4h%2B4d7YFr83wr7v84zd3AFGq%2BAbJkFWaC%2Ff08g932f2Ccgi%2BoqUTEDVWk%2BsjMGZnw8lxKDXk57DzYmrMP8qMHo8M6QkjEH9Y3Qzzq7rz0QiX1FIOgQtsPOl18bM9y7VHSFKPGuiqpQF3M98vJWATmA4AyVy%2FjKL%2BQLRVyvh5YKeq9rgcPa4UcLAt10uqQODJdtS%2Fpt%2B%2BMOLnwGaEsw2Ek5c4cVbrjXBqRW7nCKn9I898rCLoM90f7Y6dPAzn3%2FNLZPVjymvaipRYU3VqoD2vzEv9OMUY17Y2%2FVgdetr%2BYxv9zn6sIiOYWY%2FsX6srbtkarVvJIAqcTa6F%2FeYAE1L11znClLT%2Ff4RhsPfth%2FqQ%3D&checksum=16249372125048006aa4fcfe426698d7f290c1e6f5b0
garyemunson 09/06/19 05:19am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace blowing cold air only

garyemunson 09/02/19 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: 8.1 Engine Running Hot

Have you changed coolant on schedule? Dexcool lasts a long time BUT if it never gets changed it clogs up radiators worse than other coolants.
garyemunson 08/30/19 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Blind replacement in Reno, NV

Problem with blinds is nobody but the factories make them so where ever you are, they have to be special ordered and that can take a long time for them to arrive. If roller shades are OK, you might want to go directly to MCD's website, they sell direct and you will probably get them delivered faster than a local dealer. Quite easy to install. If you still have a front curtain, you will find a front roller is a huge upgrade.
garyemunson 08/24/19 06:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: replacement of catalytic converter

Probably one of these. What size pipe? https://www.summitracing.com/nv/search/part-type/catalytic-converters/brand/walker-exhaust/product-line/walker-universal-catalytic-converters/inlet-diameter-in/3-000-in?N=inlet-diameter-in%3A3-000-in
garyemunson 08/24/19 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hooking up to a well

I hope you have checked zoning to be sure you can legally live in a trailer on the lot. If you are surrounded by other trailers you are probably ok. If that lot had a well, septic, and power installed for a house, you might be out of luck.
garyemunson 08/23/19 04:17pm Full-time RVing
RE: Alternative to Jensen AV receiver?

I've actually had excellent luck with cheapie eBay units. Hard to believe something so inexpensive would work at all but I've used 3 so far (in two RVs and my old truck) and each one did exactly what they were advertised to do and the two I still have are still working fine, one after 3 years.. All 3 were actually different from each other..what they sell changes frequently. As cheap as they were I figured I'd roll the dice... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Android-8-1-Car-Stereo-GPS-Navigation-Radio-Player-Double-Din-WIFI-7/254095461800?hash=item3b29450da8:g:AS4AAOSwNXpcSw-6
garyemunson 08/23/19 05:59am Technology Corner
RE: Temp blend door actuator?

You might want to clamp a heater hose shut and see if you get cold air. Sounds like an Evans with a bad water valve that won't shut.
garyemunson 08/19/19 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold fridge not cooling

You do not need to pull the fridge to replace the fans. Standing on a ladder you can easily reach in and replace them. We camp a lot in hot weather and I did this....much better and has served us well since installed. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29770712/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
garyemunson 08/18/19 06:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Is there something wrong here?

The brand of slide mechanism will help us diagnose your problem.
garyemunson 08/18/19 06:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Front Night Shade

I'd bet it's an MCD shade. Lots of info here. If it is, there are several clips that hold the frame to the overhead, a screwdriver pops them loose. Try to find the wiring and unplug it first. http://mcdinnovations.com/
garyemunson 08/18/19 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping on my lot against zoning law

Very few towns will assess a fine unless the "perp" just ignores the notice of violation and continues to live there. As said above, you've already been there 5 months, I'd just lay low and if you get popped, then move.
garyemunson 08/18/19 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold fridge not cooling

If the fridge is in a slide, check to see if the outside fans are running. The small fan temp sensor on the upper outside fins are known to fail. The two wires on the sensor can be connected together with a clip jumper as a temp fix until you can replace the sensor (fans will run non-stop, though).
garyemunson 08/18/19 05:49am Tech Issues
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Best to inspect on a hot day. Slow roof and window leaks will get water inside the ceiling and walls and often do not show obvious stains. If it has that "old RV stink", it's been leaking. Wet insulation and wood is where that smell comes from. Most obvious when hot.
garyemunson 08/15/19 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is the 2001 Lance 1161 ok if there is no water damage?

ANY brand used RV can have hidden water damage. If the previous owner did not keep up on roof sealing or keeping the window screws tight (and replaced the window butyl tape when needed) you can have hidden damage that is hard to find. Obvious water stains are not the whole story. Leaks can go on for years inside walls and ceilings before stains make them obvious. A hot day is the best time to inspect..if the RV has that "old RV stink" when you step inside, you can be pretty sure there is hidden moisture inside the roof and walls that has caused mold and the smell. RVs that have always been kept watertight do not stink. Wet wood and insulation is where that comes from. Can be very costly buying a used RV that has not been taken care of. A 2001 is pretty old. It's had lots of time to be neglected by previous owners.
garyemunson 08/15/19 07:30am Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Water Heater Tank Crack Repair ? UPDATE

A frozen tank is shot. Get a replacement. Hard to see a crack that didn't quite go through but will fail soon when you start using it again. Buy a new tank.
garyemunson 08/04/19 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide mechanism and motor

Also depends on whether the owner bothers to do any maintenance.
garyemunson 07/27/19 04:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Converter noise

You might want to turn it off, stick something small in to block the fan and turn it back on. If you still hear a squeal with the fan immobilized, it's probably a noisy, failing capacitor in the electronics section. They do that when the electrolyte paste inside dries out over time. While they can be repaired, usually by the time components start going bad it's better just to replace the converter with a new one considering the cost of the part and the labor of getting it changed. Another electronic device that prices have stayed pretty stable over the years and now seem pretty reasonable. If it is the fan, usually the little "computer type" fans have a foil name sticker on one side of the hub. Peel it off and you will find a small rubber disk that closes off the bearing cavity. Pick it out with a needle, put in some 3-IN-One oil (WD-40 dries back out too quickly), replace the rubber, and you should be good to go!
garyemunson 07/15/19 05:07am Travel Trailers
Rear Camera Intercom

Pretty much all the old "picture tube" display rear RV cameras had a microphone on the camera so you could hear your rear spotter giving directions (usually all you need is to hear them, they don't need your input). Was much more convenient than having to juggle a walkie talkie as you are trying to back up your rig. I have not seen any newer RV camera systems with that feature. Has anyone come up with a mike and small amp that accomplishes this simple task?
garyemunson 06/10/19 10:02am General RVing Issues
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