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RE: Surprised when I found this shackel bolt

I have to say.....things like this make me wonder how many accidents have happened that have had the driver to blame and turns out bolts have actually fallen out or parts have gone bad from lousy workmanship. This shouldn't have happened to a new rig.....unbelievable. Good luck!
amandasgramma 04/26/15 10:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I5 south through Portland

I think it's too much of a spaghetti for the Garmin's (or any GPS) to sort thru.....seriously. As for 205......not much time at all...unless you get caught in a traffic jam. But that happens on I5, too. I CAN say, that with 2 years of dating and us going back and forth every weekend and middle of week according to work schedules.....I will NOT do I5......it's 205 or I don't go. On edit: DH did a calculation on his topo software. 205 is 13 miles longer and averages 18 minutes longer. :) :) again....do 205.
amandasgramma 04/26/15 09:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: I5 south through Portland

2oldman.....if you depend on GPS, then you're in trouble. Two days ago my friend and I tried to find a doc's office in Eugene. It dropped us at Centennial PLaza instead of Centennial Loop....1/2 block from our destination. Don't trust the GPS...I don't care how new they are. Too many times we've run into highways being different than the NEW GPS we have. We have the lane-changer kind on our GPS in the pickup (for our travels). In one particular place, it ignored a highway that has been there for years. We actually KNEW something was wrong because we've traveled it before. Had we not done some exploring the day before, we would have ended up in a narrow street neighborhood, without the ability to get the rig out.
amandasgramma 04/26/15 10:46am Roads and Routes
RE: I5 south through Portland

No, you did NOT miss any signs. They give you VERY short notice of the lane change. That's the MAIN reason I never traveled I5 south thru Portland. I traveled up there a lot when DH and I were dating. Avoid going THRU Portland in the future by taking 205 south. Just as busy, but none of the spaghetti freeway******they've put thru Portland. And it may be faster as donn0128 says, BUT the lack of signage, etc. is the PITA.
amandasgramma 04/26/15 10:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Dirty messy new coaches

It's a CW thing. Noticed that in Quartzsite, too. I don't think it's the customers, I think it's their cheap way of not paying for a detailer. note...you said there were bugs on the front.....customers can't slap dead bugs on a rig.
amandasgramma 04/26/15 10:23am Camping World RV Sales
RE: black water disposal

Been doing that for years.
amandasgramma 04/26/15 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Solar panel on roof?

Ours are portable....yes, a PITA, too, but we can camp anywhere....under trees or facing north, south, east or west.
amandasgramma 04/25/15 07:37am Tech Issues
RE: Free Camping BLM around Bend Oregon!

:) Trying to think of other areas. I'm sure the other lakes have areas you camp boondock around, but I can't give you exact locations. Crane Prairie has some that are cool. Always wished we had a pickup and camper to access them. :) Wikiup has Kokanee ......if you catch one, don't tell me. I've NEVER been able to catch one! East and Paulina Lakes don't have boondocking....they're in a National Monument and have blocked all boondocking off. Have a great time!!
amandasgramma 04/24/15 10:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: Free Camping BLM around Bend Oregon!

Around Wikiup reserv. is free camping. If you go out Burgess Road (from 97 just north of LaPine --south of the RR track), to the end where you turn left or right, turn left. Then eventually you see a sign for South Twin lake and North Twin lake to the left. Take that left and go PAST the Sheep Bridge Campground. To the right is a dirt road....go down that. There is free camping there (at least last year unless BLM changed their minds). Also, further around the lake on the other side you'll find free camping. :) :) Have fun...one of my favorite places to camp! (we lived in Lapine for 10 yrs)
amandasgramma 04/24/15 04:15pm Full-time RVing
RE: Long Picnic Tables - Need cover

Joann's has "oil cloth" in large bolts. It's what we use. I don't use the flannel backed because it just grabs onto every needle, dirt bit and BUGS. The "oil cloth" is sturdy. It's what my grandmother had on her table....one I think lasted 10 yrs. of daily use.
amandasgramma 04/23/15 11:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Just get a small vacuum. We went thru 2. Took longer to charge up than to plug in a regular one to vacuum.
amandasgramma 04/22/15 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheeling, any regrets????

We bought a couple of small 5ers (21 foot then 26 ft) and now are up to a 34 foot 5er. The small ones helped us to decide if we liked 1) RVing for more than a few weeks and 2) whether we could handle the steps. I have a left knee that is almost totally eaten up with arthritis. I don't run in and out of the 5er a lot, I'm careful with how I step down and climb the stairs. We sold our home last fall and are now full-timing and can't imagine going back to a stick built house in time in the near future!!!! I say buy a used one.....mainly because you have no idea until you live in a couple of rigs what floor plan you may find good for YOU. Buy cheaply but wisely (have it checked out first) and give it a spin. We sold the 1st 21 footer for more than we bought it for......and plan on doing that with the 2nd. (course, at $3000. purchase price, we weren't in for a big loss either). Happy travels!
amandasgramma 04/22/15 08:06am Snowbirds
RE: Oregon Coast what is your must see???

Face it folks...ANYWHERE on the Oregon coast is an adventure :) :) :)
amandasgramma 04/17/15 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Oregon Coast what is your must see???

The Hoh is in Washington. Oregon, Washington, whats the difference? A few hundred miles....LOL And BTW, the Hoh Forest is eerie...and is the only forest that has made me actually think there COULD be a Bigfoot hiding in those woods!!!
amandasgramma 04/16/15 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Oregon Coast what is your must see???

Bandon....old town Bandon is a blast now. The little blue building in the middle (you'll see it) has the BEST fried shrimp in the country. :) :) A nice stroll thru the town is a must do. :) And Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay is really pretty neat. Right now, flowers will be blooming...however, EVERY season they have something going on. (my goal -- Christmas lights there). Other than that......just enjoy the coast. :) LOTS of Kodak moments there.
amandasgramma 04/15/15 08:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Bad Customer Service

Personally that is the way we like it! No salesman bothering me makes it much easier for me to look beyond the glitter to see how it really is built. If I want to buy Ill go find someone to take my money. In our experience, ALL the rigs were locked up. Rather hard to see inside a rig if it's locked. We needed the salesman.
amandasgramma 04/14/15 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad Customer Service

Gee I could've sworn you were in Oregon! We DID stop at the welcome desk and had a salesman take us out. We were honest and said we were planning on buying a year from then. He said he'd go get a brochure, after dropping us off way out in the lot, and we never saw him again. After 15 minutes, we walked back in and out --- AFTER I talked to the manager and read him the riot act. BTW...we ended up buying within 2 months......NOT from them. :)
amandasgramma 04/14/15 05:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Initial disapointment with CW, update of closed thread

Thank you for reporting .....at least we know they're working at fixing problems!!!
amandasgramma 04/13/15 05:34pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: I've learned my lesson!

Friends of ours took their MH in to be fixed....took 3 weeks during middle of summer. When they went to pick it up, they had a horrible stench. Discovered the refrigerator had shut off (ran out of propane) and the freezer had thawed out. They had MAGGOTS!!!!!!!! EEEEEUUUUU his wife was trying to convince him to buy a new refrigerator.....LOL
amandasgramma 04/13/15 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: COPD and traveling with oxygen

I've had the same problem with supplies for my CPAP machine. And the company that starts with an A...Apria, does NOT have nationwide coverage. By that I mean, each office is different and you have to set up an account at each one....and that takes at least 1/2 hr. BUT, this last time I tried to get supplies...last month (first this year), I was told everything had to be shipped. That was BEFORE they found out my ins. company. No longer can go into their office. Might be (should be) different for oxygen. Advice....carry a prescription from your doctor ALL the time. Do not let them take it from you.....have them make copies.
amandasgramma 04/13/15 05:10pm RV Lifestyle
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