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RE: MCCS Camp Pendleton

Salute officers. Don’t salute enlisted.
jamesu 06/05/19 07:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: gravity filling tank

I guesstimate every gallon that flows in and count to 40 (my fresh water holds 40 gal.). I listen to water nearing the top and wait for it to gush out of the spout...keep your face back.
jamesu 06/04/19 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Hwy 2 Washington

Hwy 2 is a beautiful mountain pass road, dotted with lovely forest campgrounds and beautiful scenery. Your other option would be I90 and if I had my ruthers I would take Hwy 2. As for deaths, I'll bet I90 has a worse record as speed limits range from 75 (which means lots drive 80+) to 55 which no one drive. I would take 2 over 90 any day Nope...US-2 between Skykomish and Everett is “The Highway of Death”. I-90 has far fewer fatal accidents through the towns west of its summit than does US-2. I am a Snohomish County native. US-2 (The Stevens Pass Highway) is infamous here. As I advised: RVers, please do not feel that you have to speed way up to placate those trying to “push” you. Drive within your limits on this highway.
jamesu 06/02/19 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 2 Washington

US-2 over Washington’s Cascades is posted 60mph, but it should be posted no more than 50mph for most of the route in my opinion. Do not be intimidated by drivers trying to “push” you to speed up. Drive smart and stay safe. Many, many deaths on highway 2 in both directions over the years between Everett and the Stevens Pass summit.
jamesu 06/01/19 05:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel Trailer License Plate Necessary?

OP is gone.l “Elvis has left the the building.”
jamesu 05/30/19 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Rafter J-Bar / Custer / Rushmore

We have stayed at Rafter Bar J...it is an excellent choice. If you can possibly change your travel dates I would. The sound of thousands upon thousands of Harley’s in the Black Hills would certainly ruin my vacation. In a past life I was a NPS Ranger at Mt. Rushmore and lived in Rapid City. Black Hills summers are quite busy, but you can get away and find serenity...not so with Harley’s throttling up throughout the region. Good luck..
jamesu 05/28/19 05:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Video: 5 Favorite Campgrounds in Southern Idaho

^^ This guy doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. Idaho stinks and isn't worth visiting. Please just...trust me. Thank you. Stay away from Washington too!
jamesu 05/05/19 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy #20 from Anacortes into Idaho

We did SR-20 last spring from Burlington to Newport and then hooked up with US-2 there and went all the way to Glacier. We have done the N. Cascades Hwy many times over the years, but never the full length to the Idaho border. I am glad we did, but probably won’t do the entire length again like that. A beautiful, remote drive all the way, but can be pretty slow going with curvy, windy roads at times on the road to Republic, through Sherman Pass, and past Kettle Falls. If you are retired and not strapped for time just like us, do it. Just don’t be in a hurry.
jamesu 04/29/19 05:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Olympic National Park

Olympic NP is huge and is surrounded by US-101 on its W, N, & E sides. On the east side we have stayed at Lake Cushman with hookups. It is run by one of the Tribes. On the north anywhere in the Sequim, Port Angeles, Lake Crescent area is good so you can explore that area of the NP. Lots to do and see...very scenic. We like Salt Creek Campground (Clallam Co. Parks) at Joyce just west of Port Angeles. Hookups with a sewer dump station on the way out. On the west side google the Forks/LaPush for Campgrounds. Kalaloch campground is right on the coast, run by NP, and very popular.
jamesu 04/27/19 07:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Moab Campgrounds

We have been to Moab before but not with our TT. Planning to tow there in May and stay at least a week. Looking for Recommendations of local Campgrounds with hookups. I am reviewing websites but would like recommendations from you campers.
jamesu 04/14/19 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel trailer for taller person

Research “Outdoors RV” travel trailers. My interior height is 6’11”. My 24RLS (see signature) fits most of your desired requirements. It is perfect for us (me, DW, and the dog): comfortable, rear picture window, 4 Season.
jamesu 04/12/19 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Easy Routes Through the Appalachians?

“I think I can...I think I can...” (Just curious to see how many understand that reference.)
jamesu 04/12/19 08:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Overpass Minimum Height

If you are travelling to Canada anytime, write down the metric conversion height as well. Very good idea.
jamesu 04/09/19 08:23am Towing
RE: Overpass Minimum Height

I’m 11’4”, as I am sure the rest of us are, give or take. When I am towing I have that dimension on a sticky taped to my dashboard to remind me just in case I approach a low slung looking bridge. You never know when it might come in handy.
jamesu 04/05/19 07:27am Towing
RE: Redwoods National Park, Coos Bay area and Olympic nat park

FYI: Whereas the Oregon Coast’s 101 pretty much hugs the Coast, the Washington Coast’s 101 is inland except for the 10 mile stretch at Kalaloch. To reach Washington’s Coast take these spurs: SR’s 103, 105, 109, 110. Great beaches - some of my favorites; wider and flatter than in Oregon. SR-113/112 takes you out to the N.W, tip of the lower 48 at Cape Flattery.
jamesu 04/04/19 10:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 6.7 Diesel Towing MPG

My 3/4 ton 6.6L Duramax gets 10.5-11.5 mpg towing. On good roads and freeways I tow a steady 60 mph. I have absolute no “need for speed” with that cozy, expensive toy in tow. Not towing: 16.5-17 mpg.
jamesu 04/04/19 09:29am Towing
RE: How do you store/ keep it clean ?

Over the years I was able to store TT on my property in the open next to the house. I washed it when dirty and experimented with covering it with a huge tarp or with a purchased TT cover or with not covering it at all. Because covering brought moldy-type crud to the finish I found over the years that I was happier not covering it at all. So I stopped covering it. We moved to our retirement home 5 years ago. HOA covenants do not allow me to store it on my property. Actually a blessing because we found a local storage yard with secure covered parking for the TT at an affordable price. I love it. No more watching it fade in the sun and/or toughing out in rain and snow storms out in the open. No more leaning the 6’ stepladder up against the side and pulling a foot of snow off the roof with the yard broom in one of our wet, heavy snowfalls. That is a lot of weight on a flat roof.
jamesu 04/04/19 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: MPG and RPM Question for Chevy truck-New RVers

I towed my old 32’ Trailer Bay for 10 years with my ‘03 1/2 ton Ford F-150...8.5 - 9.5mph. Never exceeded 55-60mph. 5 years ago I switched to the 3/4 ton diesel in my signature and it’s like night and day as far as towing. No comparison. Lots safer and more fun. I normally get 10.5 - 11.5 mpg towing. I don’t exceed 60 mph. Other towing guys sailing by at 70 mph...what’s the point?......that’s a lot of weight and mass behind the cab if things go south.
jamesu 04/01/19 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: R.v. Parking close to Pikes Place Fish Market??

The perspective of a lifelong resident: do not drive your RV anywhere near downtown Seattle. Even without all of the major road and construction projects going on there it is a mess. Park your RV, rent a small car, go see the Space Needle and Pikes Street Market, and then get out. Use your RV and your time to visit the many beautiful places away from the congestion that the State of Washington has to offer.
jamesu 03/25/19 08:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Any experience renting out your motorhome?

I’m a newbie with a question about rentals. Years ago, my wife and I spent over a month traveling in a friend’s motorhome. Now that we’re retired, we’d like to have our own for several trips a year. To help with expenses, we’d like to use a peer-to-peer rental service like Outdoorsy or RVshare. I’ve read glowing reports on their sites about the money that can be made, but I’m sure they’re biased. I’m also aware that many advise against this without having done it. We’d like to get unbiased advice and experiences -- both pro and con -- from those who have actually used these services. We’re in a mid-sized city in the Midwest. We think a small used motorhome that sleeps at least 4 might be good, but want to know what makes the most sense financially and what potential there is. If you've done this, we'd really like to hear from you. Thanks, Charlie No way. I take pride in my TT and there is no way I would give it to a stranger who likely has no experience...towing, backing, etc. It’s my loss through wear and tear on equipment, systems, and tires. That guy has no stake in my game, so why should he care? I see no positives in this scenario. No thank you!
jamesu 03/16/19 11:32am General RVing Issues
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