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RE: Astoria,OR to Florence OR

This part of the Oregon coast drive is most beautiful, especially the area fromYachts to Florence. The drive is quite slow so don’t expect to make any fast parts of your trips. The road though is quite safe as most of the vehicles travel at a proper speed for the road conditions. You will probably also encounter lots of cyclists along the route also. Going south you are on the ocean side of the road and able to find lots of pullouts provided some yahoos as previously posted are not using the pullouts as permanent parking areas. What a poor way for RVer’s to operate. Enjoy your trip it is certainly one of the most beautiful parts of the west coast.
morley 08/29/21 08:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Astoria,OR to Florence OR

X2 Pull off at the view spots. We'll be in Florence Mon and have dinner reservations at Waterfront Depot. Great choice of a place to eat, on our trips we have never been disappointed at Waterfront Depot
morley 08/29/21 08:17am Roads and Routes
Hot water tank drain plug

Hi everyone, hope that all is well with each of you out there. Due to some emergency brain surgery a month ago, our camping season sadly has come to an abrupt end. We are in the process of cleaning out and winterizing the 5er for winter storage. While I was draining the hot water tank, I got to thinking there must be a better way than having to remove this hard to get at plastic plug ever year to drain the tank. I thought that I had heard of some types of plugs with a flexible pipe on them and a valve at the end that can just be opened and the tank drained without removing the plastic plug. Any one have or seen or know if such a thing exists? Won’t need it this year. But years into the future if my health allows and we can continue RVing we would like to use this type of arrangement at seasons end.
morley 08/25/21 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter storage

We had an Adco cover on our unit for almost 9 seasons before it failed. It was purchased at Camping World while travelling in The US at the time. The cover was quite easy to install and take off as long as it was folded up properly when removed at the end of the storage season. We have quite a bit of snow here and we were able to remove snow with the cover in place as long as care was taken.
morley 08/18/21 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof vent fan upgrade: Maxxfan Deluxe Installation

Last year I changed my bathroom vent fan to the Hengis Vortex 11 fan. It can be installed from the inside and does not require removal of your existing roof vents and covers. It works very well and has both forward and reverse speeds, great for bathroom use and showering. There are many you tubes about the Hengis Vortex fan and its installation. The comment about using the super fan while flushing is well taken, it can pull fumes right out of the black tank Not that pleasant an experience at all.??
morley 08/18/21 07:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Furnace not Wanting to start properly

When Thermostat Closes......does the furnace fan come ON? If NO...then you need to check that DC is going to furnace... *On/Off Circuit Breaker ON furnace tripped --- mauanl reset *DC Source Fuse Blown IF YES....does the Spark Electrode Fire (CLICK CLICK CLICK) Does the flame light off? If No...then need to check that airflow from fan is not obstructed *Mud Dabbers/Nest/Debris in Intake/Exhaust Ports *Return air path obstructed *Sail Switch stuck/paddle not moving...under the motor cover If Spark Electrode fires/flame lights then goes out *Electrode dirty (soot/carbon) *Bad Electrode 2008 RV-----Time to open up the exterior access and clean/test things out Thanks Old Biscuit, very profound advice, much appreciated.
morley 06/24/21 04:29pm Tech Issues
Furnace not Wanting to start properly

In our 5er we have an Atwood Hydro Flame 8500-IV series furnace and a Duotherm Dome-tic Analog T Stat model 3107541. The furnace was reluctant to start this year when the trailer came out of hibernation, but eventually did start and we used it a few times. As of last week it does not start or blow heat at all. If you put the temperature range slidy bar to the highest setting the furnace appears to want to start but shuts off again after a few minutes without producing any heat. This occurs when on shore power or 12 volt. I don’t believe that the T stat is the problem as the air conditioner and all the fans start up and operate as normal. It is almost 100 degrees here now in the Okanagan so the furnace not running is not that significant. However later in the summer and fall the furnace starting and operating properly will definitely be a must. Any one else have this situation and what were your remedies? Thanks Morley
morley 06/24/21 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Hwy 12 in Utah between Torrey and Bryce -- amazing!

Before we went to Utah in 2013 we had heard about the hog back and how perilous it was. We drove over it going from Bryce to Torrey and enjoyed it immensely, beautiful scenery and not frightening at all. Glad that we could see it one of the highlites of the trip.
morley 05/02/21 09:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: CA Redwoods Area for a 42' FW

Ancient Redwoods RV Park in Redcrest, right on the Avenue of Giants. Stayed there twice on Redwood Trips. Great park, easy access, friendly and helpful owners. Right in the middle of everything that you may want to see.
morley 04/27/21 09:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BAttery replacement.

I use 2 Trojan T-105’s and they perform well for 6 to 7 years if treated properly and you have a good converter.
morley 04/12/21 10:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

This might be a dumb question so excuse me if it is. My 2009 Chevy Duramax with Allison has the engine brake for descending down steep hills (not a Jake brake), it works well and I use it all the time when descending. Now my dumb question and I ask myself this every time the engine brake is required and comes on. Is more fuel used during this downhill braking scenario??? No, by definition engine braking is running the cylinders without fuel so you're using less fuel than letting the engine idle and using the friction brakes. Correct. When a diesel is in “deceleration” (foot off throttle above idle speed) mode zero fuel is injected. Thanks guys now I know the answer, much appreciated.
morley 04/04/21 04:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV furniture

Sorry Jim-Linda great minds think alike but you guys were 1 minute quicker than mine.
morley 04/04/21 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

This might be a dumb question so excuse me if it is. My 2009 Chevy Duramax with Allison has the engine brake for descending down steep hills (not a Jake brake), it works well and I use it all the time when descending. Now my dumb question and I ask myself this every time the engine brake is required and comes on. Is more fuel used during this downhill braking scenario???
morley 04/04/21 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: RV furniture

Replacing old or malfunctioning furniture is a great idea, most recliners come apart for easy access through door ways. Be very cautious about buying home furniture to make sure that it fits through your trailers door. You don’t want to have the old trying to get a sofa couch into the elevator scenario. I have heard about having to remove one of your units large windows to get things in and out . But to me that sounds like the very last resort.
morley 04/04/21 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Cover

X 2 best way to do it and then tuck it back into its storage bag and store until next fall.
morley 03/30/21 08:16pm General RVing Issues
Terk FM + Antenna Connection

I am looking at purchasing a Terk FM+ antennae to try and enhance my receivers FM reception. Can this be connected by splicing the existing wires coming from my existing loop type antennae to the new Terk or does it have to go right back to the receiver? The reason I ask is because the back of my receiver is difficult to get to for making a connection right at the receiver. Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks
morley 03/30/21 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: These are a few mods I have done

This mod involved replacing the nearly useless Ventline fan with a Heng's Vortex II fan. It's not quite as good as a Fantastic Fan or a Max Air fan, but it's a lot less expensive and doesn't require breaking the roof seal. I had to get a friend who is more "tool friendly" than I am. It wasn't as easy an install as the various You Tube videos indicated, at least for me. This is the original Ventline install. https://i.imgur.com/PGErUJil.jpg The Vortex II in the box. https://i.imgur.com/gp9Ukdbl.jpg This is the Vortex out of the box. https://i.imgur.com/7gWFTN2l.jpg Old fan stripped out. https://i.imgur.com/QiRJQjel.jpg When I installed mine I found that because it looked hard to lift the fan into place and hold it up with one hand and then line up and install the new screws to hold the new fan in place with the power lines already hooked up (looked like you needed an extra set of hands) I easily installed it without the power wiring connected, by putting the wiring all above the fan and then going on the roof of the 5er and connected the wiring thru the open fan vent hatch. Worked well and was a 10 minute job instead of a juggling act. Make sure you put the plug in the bath tub or shower if it is a bathroom installation and then if you drop a screw it doesn’t go down the drain. Murphy’s law says that you could throw a screw into a bath tub and it would never go down the drain except if you are holding something above your head and it drops without the bath plug in. Vortex II installed. https://i.imgur.com/bURSVwwl.jpg
morley 03/26/21 10:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Toilet seal lube?

Has anyone tried thisThanks for posting this - I was starting to winder about my seal after my recent trip. This is a better solution than just leaving water in the toilet - which eventually evaporates. To my way of thinking you still need to have a little bit of water left in the bowl at all times as it helps keep the seal moist after you have lubricated it and revitalized the seal. Also when releasing your foot pedal after flushing let it snap shut and not let the pressure off the pedal gently. The snapping shut of the seal makes it seal much better.
morley 03/24/21 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet seal lube?

Go to any regular hardware, Lowes or the such and buy something called Plumbers Grease. It is a little packet and costs less than $10.00 here. Apply it to the toilet seal liberally and it should work fine. We had a seal that didn’t work, so we applied the lube and kept that little bit of water in the bowl that you need to keep the seal moist and it held good all last season, will make this a regular part of each seasons startup.
morley 03/23/21 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

Thanks everyone for suggestions and comments , especially those with real life experience . I decided on the maxxfan 6500k manual 10 speed reversible with smoke over . It arrive today from camping world , good sale , $239 free shipping . It will be a week or two for installation depending on weather or shop space . Initial inspection looks to be well made . Don’t think the plastic frame will last 50 years like the aluminum one I’ll be taking out , but then neither will I, lol . The cover does come with lifetime warranty to original purchaser , 2 years on the rest . I don’t think that you will be disappointed. Your price was pretty good also. We paid $396.00 in our dollars last year for our fan.
morley 03/18/21 11:50am Truck Campers
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