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RE: Closed posts

The problem with some of the posters is they should have just continued to work if they thought a campground should pay premium to work campers. Campers would have to pay a higher premium to support paying these people. They should have just kept their previous job with benefits and high pay.
Pogoil 04/18/15 06:32pm Workamping Forum
RE: First RV (old class A), and want to take it to Yellowstone

At the very least replace the front tires. All belts and check and most likely replace all hoses. Check all the tires carefully as they are most likely 10 or more years old. Blowout = Family Danger! Replace all fluids and flush and replace coolant. Replace oil and trans fluid. This advise from owing a 20 year old MH. It helped me avoid many problems. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/15/15 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchased 1993 Coachmen Diesel pusher for 4k now what?

After roof, replace all fluids,trans, coolant , oil and all filters. Get the right antifreeze with SCA added as the Cummins 12 valve has piston liners and correct coolant is a must. Next replace all belts and inspect all hoses carefully replace if needed. Grease chassis and shocks are surely shot. The inside looks to be in good condition so you can do as little or as much as you wish after initial cleaning. Buff the exterior and enjoy. Post photos with progress. Congratulations. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/09/15 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyo vs. Hankook tires

Old Toyos removed when I bought coach about 5 years ago were almost 9 years old. I personally inspected them inside and out for cracks. Only very small to none were found on the outside. Inside looked like new. Replaced with Toyo 154. 5 years and about 30,000 miles no problem and ride nice. No cracks showing still look new. Hankook I have used on a passenger car years ago no problems. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/08/15 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad year ahead for Yosemite National Park

Yep we have been to the park at least 15 times. Camped in the valley 9 or 10 times. Even in a dry year you will be amazed. Do not cancel your trip. Only time it was bad there is when there was smoke from fires a few years ago. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/05/15 08:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How long can moisture stay in walls?

If there is a seam in material close to where the leak is remove trim pry open about an inch or two and put a fan blowing into wall cavity for 1 week. Will be dry after that, reassemble. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/04/15 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: TV antenna

For those that have not tried over the air you might want to give it a try. The digital channels are of satellite quality. Most are better than any cable. The biggest issue is we are all different some are okay with a few channels and some pay hundreds for every channel and still do not have enough channels. I can tell you we had 70 + channels and after a year with 28 channels I would not go back to 70 or more again. But then my TV. is only on about 2-3 hours a day sometimes not even turned on. One thing is for sure with OTA. you can save thousands of dollars in a very short time. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/03/15 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof coating? difference between liquid roof and kool seal?

You get what you pay for. My favorite is Gaco Roof. Cost about $275 for 5 gallons. Best I have found.
Pogoil 04/02/15 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV antenna

The old batwing tuned 33 digital and 5 analog at the last campground. Not bad in my opinion. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/01/15 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 40' Length Motorhome to big for most campground's?

Many of the state owned parks in Oregon won't be long enough. We DID put a 36 ft MH in a 30 foot spot (it WAS big enough) at a lake. However, we lived nearby so we scoped it out the day before. :) I wouldn't recommend PLANNING on just dropping in to any campground in Oregon with a long rig. I have camped in many Oregon State Parks including 7 weeks last winter on the coast. I did a search for an arrival 4/15/15 for 2 nights in a 40 ft site and got the following results Beverly Beach 70 site available Bullards Beach 41 sites available Ft Stevens 233 sites available I agree about having reservations but a forty is no problem LOL. Now try that search in July or Aug. I have camped California and Oregon for many years. The longer you are the more difficult it will be to find a site in the camping season. We had trouble finding a site for a 35 footer in California during Christmas break along HWY 101. Pogoil.
Pogoil 04/01/15 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: soft pavement

we were at a park where a large tag axle MH. pulled in and punched 4 7 inch deep holes in the asphalt. I remember watching his coach not even trying to lift just pushing deeper into the ground. The owner of the park was at his door asking for his insurance information. I remember the MH. owner was pissed but the campground owner was as calm as could be as he asked for the information. Later that night I looked up the model and guesstimated the year of the motor home and the specs were a little under 50,000 pounds. That kind of weight placed on little round stands is huge. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/30/15 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tragedy leads to no camping at Cottonwood, AZ Walmart

Folks talk about overnighting at WM all the time. If sleeping with felons is peaceful, sleep tight. You really think there's never a felon or two in a campground? Nope, they are all at Walmart. http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/crime/534151 http://wkrn.com/2015/03/23/wisonsin-murder-suspects-arrested-at-millersville-campground/ http://wqad.com/2014/09/07/woman-dies-at-maquoketa-campground/ http://www.timesnews.net/article/9082754/let-me-show-you-something-gunplay-in-campground-garners-felony-arrest I will take my chances at a campground. Skipro3 summed it up nicely and said what many wanted to say. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/29/15 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tragedy leads to no camping at Cottonwood, AZ Walmart

Am I the only one that thinks that this particular WalMart shares, at least, some of the blame? According to RV Newsletter: "Cottonwood WalMart officials have met with local police to "discuss solutions to extended camping" in their lot." Extending camping? Why was WalMart allowing this in the first place? Overnight is one thing, "extended camping" is another They share none of the blame what-so-ever!!! Period!!! I'm sick of people making excuses for criminals. The criminal is to blame, period. I can see a billfold or a firearm or anything else in a vehicle with the window down, and never would be tempted to steal it. Only a criminal would. And yes, I kpow this wasn't about stealing, but the theory is the same. And did I say, blame the criminal not the business or another innocent person? I am NOT trying to reduce the blame for this "family," nor make any excuses for them. They are totally responsible. WalMart allowed the "criminals" to stay on their property for an "extended" time. WalMart provided them a place to park, and a bathroom. If this scum had been told to move on this may have never happened. They might have too busy looking for another place to live that they would not have had the time to assault an employee, and challenge the police. I believe that allowing them to stay fostered a "This is MY place, and I will do what I want." Attitude. Similar to some long term tenants in an RV park. A sense of ownership, if you will. Is WalMart creating an "attractive nuisance?" I have never had any problem with long term tenants in any RV. park. Actually very nice people if one pulls their nose down out of the sky and talk with them. These type of things can happen anywhere. Did I say? Walmart is not a campground. Next time you are staying there look around not everyone there is there to get a few winks. Many set up camp, it is plain crazy and I want no part of it. I shop at Walmart and have seen RVs set up at 2 in the afternoon. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/29/15 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tragedy leads to no camping at Cottonwood, AZ Walmart

Note to self. Walmart is not a camp site! Never understood it, never will. I like to BBQ. and sit out and enjoy a cold one after a days driving. Guess it may work for the folks who just like to pull in and close all blinds and curtains up. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/29/15 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: soft pavement

Use jack pads. You are over 30,000 pounds. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/29/15 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re-sealing roof with Dicor

Why do people keep using such a product as self-leveling Dicor? ... Same reason the maker of the coaches do. Last 10-15 years, reasonable priced, and isn't labor intensive. The Dicor failure rate is on coaches that are not maintained and the roof is 10-15 years old. Cracks have formed and water got deep enough to get under the caulk. On a 10-15 year old coach does it really make sense to put a 30-40 year repair job on? That RV may only last another 5-15 years. JMO Makes complete sense to me not to use Dicor. I have never seen Dicor last much more then 5 years, have seen it fail well before that. Gaco Roof is all I use now. Comes in a gallon and paint it right over Dicor on all seams and around all roof, fridge and other vents. It has a 50 year warranty. Dicor cracks open and I have had Eternabond fail on me 2 times on 2 different RVs. And yes they were both prepped properly. I have used this product on rubber, fiberglass, rolled asphalt and metal roofs. Never again will I fall victim to Dicor. Pogoil. "Never again will I fall victim to Dicor." You do know that Gaco is silicone and is not recommended for rubber RV roofs :E. I was impressed with that stuff till I read it was 100% silicone. Now I wonder how long it will adhere for the guys I saw that put it on. Maybe a couple of years before it starts peeling when they twist their foot while washing the roof? Yep sure do and it has been on 2 of the 3 rubber roofs I have done for almost 3 years no signs of any lifting any where on the roof. When I applied it I spoke to the technical department at Gaco and he said the petroleum distillates in it would not hurt the rubber roof and sent me a test kit to check adhesion. Am not sure if they still recommend it for rubber roofs but at the time they did. I will use this product till I find a better one but this appears to beat Dicor hands down. I stand by my words, Best roof sealant I have ever used. So far the roofs I have done and the several friends that have used it have had no failures. I will say this, if the roof or your shoes are wet you will fall all the way to the ground. Slick and very shiny surface. Stuff does not seem to stick or grow on it. www.gacoretail.com/gacoroof.html Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/23/15 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Re-sealing roof with Dicor

Why do people keep using such a product as self-leveling Dicor? ... Same reason the maker of the coaches do. Last 10-15 years, reasonable priced, and isn't labor intensive. The Dicor failure rate is on coaches that are not maintained and the roof is 10-15 years old. Cracks have formed and water got deep enough to get under the caulk. On a 10-15 year old coach does it really make sense to put a 30-40 year repair job on? That RV may only last another 5-15 years. JMO Makes complete sense to me not to use Dicor. I have never seen Dicor last much more then 5 years, have seen it fail well before that. Gaco Roof is all I use now. Comes in a gallon and paint it right over Dicor on all seams and around all roof, fridge and other vents. It has a 50 year warranty. Dicor cracks open and I have had Eternabond fail on me 2 times on 2 different RVs. And yes they were both prepped properly. I have used this product on rubber, fiberglass, rolled asphalt and metal roofs. Never again will I fall victim to Dicor. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/22/15 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Perfect Camping Grill/Smoker

I will add this, I have BBQ-ed on a Weber when we first got married when life was simpler before kids. Swore it was the best method. My BBQ amazed neighbors and friends. Did this for first 5 years. When the kids came along and life was more hectic I switched to gas for speed and convenience and yes my food quality suffered. Did this for next 10 years. Went back to Weber Kettle for next 10 years and got back high quality food. But for the last year I have been experimenting with a Trager portable we bought for the MH. At first I was not convinced but after a few uses I was. Let me tell you I am fully convinced that the best food is coming off it. Now when I get home from a trip the Trager gets unloaded and put on my back patio to use at home as well. Tri Tips, ribs, pork butt, brisket, chicken, pizza, pork chops, you name it. All of it is better from the pellet smoker. For what it is worth the Trager is much less cost than the Green Mountain. But when my Trager burns up I will explore the Green Mountain because of the ability to hold a small turkey. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/22/15 10:27am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Filling and Dumping while on a trip

Ive seen people crack their gray water dump valve and then they let it drip out while the drive on down the road. I am a motorcycle rider so I would never do that...........after being on the bad side of it!! My mother let a friend "camp" in her yard in Florida last year and the guy was nice enough to dump both tanks in her yard before he left. He was a friend of theirs and when they called him on it, he said it wasn't him. Who else could it have been? There was poop and toilet paper all over the ground!! Then he said it must have dumped on its own, that perhaps the valve opened. Ive been camping for 40 years and have never seen a black water valve open on its own. It is people like this that cause dump stations to close and more and more this is happening plus many campgrounds are not letting people use their dump station unless staying the night. The me me me people create problems for all. Dumping a tank like this will get you a huge fine in many states. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/20/15 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Redding, CA to Grants Pass, OR I-5

No problem at all I 5 is an Interstate. Routes to the coast are a little curvy. Just did the route from Redding yesterday cut across at Grants Pass to the coast. 34 feet towing a 4 door Jeep. Traveled this route about 20 times. Pogoil.
Pogoil 03/16/15 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
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