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RE: Towing to Crater Lake Oregon

Only worry is snow, lots of it! 11 feet average.
jesseannie 04/21/21 08:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best TT in the western parks?

We have found in our state and national park visits that larger campsites are hard to cone by. We have a 26' travel trailer and often we are limited to less than a half dozen sites in a 50 site camp ground. I think that National parks have the least big sites. Sometimes it is not the length of the parking pad but the narrow access road makes it nearly impossible to maneuver into the spot. We had a beautiful site in a park inside Mt. Rainer NP but it was on a corner and we had to back uphill to get into it. It took my wife and I and two other campers to guide it into the spot. It was marked for up to 29' but boy it was hard to get into. When we bought our trailer we thought it was small enough to go anywhere but sometimes we wish we had gone to a 24. We loved camping at Jedidiah Smith in the Redwoods when we had a van camper. But the sites are limited to 24 feet and we won't fit. My advice make an itinerary then look at your options for site size all along the route of your trip, maybe that will give you some help.
jesseannie 03/28/21 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone have recommendations for awning replacement

We have Carefree awnings and went directly to their website to view info on replacements although we purchased items elsewhere for well under Carefree online pricing. Not overly complicated process, we even added some window awnings to keep the heat out during summer RVing. There are service companies that specialize in awning replacement in most major cities, I seen them removed and replaced in about 15 minutes when RVing in PHX a few years back. Really? It takes me 15 minutes to lower mine. Haha Jesseannie
jesseannie 03/18/21 08:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone have recommendations for awning replacement

I just went through the thought process of redoing my awning my self or getting the local RV shop to do it. I decided not to tackle it myself. I am glad. The shop took it all down, replaced the fabric, replaced a torsion spring (he had a barely used one he gave me). Freshened up all the fasteners and recaulked the holes. It works better than it ever has. He charged me 675.00 complete. For me it was worth it. And that was a completly manual awning. Jesseannie
jesseannie 03/18/21 08:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Soresto Collar Danger

We have an English Springer Spaniel that started scratching and licking almost obsessively recently. We wondered if the Seresto collar may have caused this? The use of the collar and the licking of her front legs and paws seemed to coincide. We took the collar off about a week ago after reading some of the complaints and she is much better. The obsessive linking is much better. We will see if it continues to get better as the chemicals work out of her system. My two cents. Jesseannie
jesseannie 03/14/21 08:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Tree Huggers----always got the data to support their beliefs. Yeah I always hate it when people fight unfair by using facts! Jesseannie
jesseannie 02/01/21 03:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Black frp sheets.

I used to sell and distribute FRP. Black is a very unusual color. Even as a distributor if we ordered it there was a minimum. Can you get it from the RV manufacturer? Jesseannie
jesseannie 02/01/21 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Social distancing

If we had a "like"button, I would click on it. Unfortunately; the Aunt Ednas in our camp ground can't read. No one here is doing social distancing. It is a very sad situation. My wife, (83) and myself (84) used to love to take a daily walk, but we now are pretty much trailer bound ! Guy I have a 6 foot long walking staff. Used appropriately it keeps all the close talkers at bay, along with my big "keep your distance" button. Jesseannie
jesseannie 01/17/21 07:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Skylight/roof repair

I am always hesitant to post an experience I have had that others may benefit from on this forum. There are always those who are more experienced and have different opinions, and are always more than willing to share them. This worked for me I thought I would share. I am probably better off being an observer and not posting. Jesseannie
jesseannie 01/11/21 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Skylight/roof repair

So, using the Dicor you covered 6 inches, the same girth as you did with flexseal? Did you dicore over the screws too? I can't imagine Dicore Lap sealant not working. I suspect user error, so curious what your method was. Dicore is good for RVs since it is a good idea to re-do this every few years anyway. Dicore is easy to remove and re-apply. Sounds like by a few years the flexseal will deteriorate so can be cleaned away with a small wisk broom at least. I covered the area thoroughly I know what I am doing, I spent 50 years in commercial construction. The issue with the Dicor for this job in my opinion is the small hairline cracks and fissures that happen after application and I doesn't "flow" into those small spaces like a liquid. Thanks for your upbeat post.
jesseannie 01/11/21 08:08am General RVing Issues
Skylight/roof repair

I had a problem with the skylight in the shower of my travel trailer leaking I had used dicor twice previously and was very careful with the application of the caulking. It still leaked. I live in rainy Oregon and camp year around so I wasn't going to park it with a blue tarp on it....lol. So I bought a qt of liquid Flex Seal (as seen on TV) I dried off the area with a towel and heated and dried it carefully with a hair dryer. I again carefully filled any suspect holes and cracks with Dicor and brushed one coat of the thick coating about 6 inches wide around and up on the perimeter of the plastic skylight. Success! We have had lots of rain since the repair and it is bone dry inside. I am a believer! Jesseannie
jesseannie 01/10/21 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Out with the old in with the new

We were camping for the New year also. We were at Sunset Bay near Coos Bay oregon. The ocean was incredible, huge waves and breakers on the cliffs and rocks, amazing. Looks like your Border Collies enjoyed it too? Jesseannie
jesseannie 01/04/21 08:44am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
New Years camping.

We usually winterize the trailer in late November and start camping in April, but this year we decided to go camping over the New years holiday. We moved to Oregon 3 years ago and are going to take advantage of the mild winters. We will be at a full hook up campground on the Oregon coast so we will have water and heat. We are planning on a special grilled steak dinner on New Years eve. Other than a late winter trip to Arizona years ago this will be our first winter trip. jesseannie
jesseannie 12/17/20 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

Just wait until springtime. All the "if we get a trailer we can travel all we want" folks that had no idea what they were getting into will be dumping some hardly used units after the kids and/or wife decide it is not for them. Won't be this spring. With the media pushing the virus so hard. Camping will still be the way to go. I don't know about this being the media's fault.... it might be tge overflowing ICUs and morgue? jesseannie
jesseannie 12/12/20 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Smallest RV anyone has full timed in?

We full timed in a 26 foot no slide trailer. The only thing that was a problem was having a really comfortable seating arrangement. The gaucho sofa and an armed dining chair did not cut it. Jesseannie
jesseannie 12/07/20 07:22am Full-time RVing
Birth of the toy hauler

A long long time ago over 40 years now, I owned snow mobiles, we would travel most weekends with our friends and kids and have a great time. I also had an acquaintance who owned a RV dealership. I went to him and floated the idea of buying a beater 24 ft travel trailer and gutting it then figure out how to open up the back to bring in a couple machines and live in the front part. He told there was no way that would work and basically said it was a stupid idea. Huh! Now everytime I go to a recreation area and see these toy haulers I realize that I was just underfunded and not brave enough to make something like that happen. I know I probably wasn't the first to think about it, but there was nothing out there like that in mid 70's. Jesseannie
jesseannie 11/29/20 08:10am Toy Haulers
RE: Virus and RGV Rv parks

I like being safe I hope you are safe, safe is good, safe is better than sorry. Maybe when the vaccine arrives and a lot of people take it it will be safer than safe. Sorry, be safe. Jesseannie
jesseannie 11/28/20 05:31pm Snowbirds
RE: 2021 trips already being canceled.

My brother and I are considering a two week trip in February to Yuma for some sun and golf. We are both ancient and have underlying health issues. I am wondering if this is a good idea. It could be even worse by then? Jesseannie
jesseannie 11/07/20 05:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: hot water heater

Water heater. I opened this thread NOT because I was interested in the topic, but just to see if somebody would have to tell the poster that it is a WATER HEATER. Thank goodness I was not disappointed. Jesseannie
jesseannie 10/18/20 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: How about a RGV update

We are enroute at this time. The numbers are much improved But only due to some pretty tight restrictions. We will have Mandatory 14 day quarantine when we arrive and limited activities after that. We are in Palmview. Quarantine by choice or mandated? By who? Jesseannie
jesseannie 10/10/20 07:32am Snowbirds
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