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Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 08-20-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Rambeau
actually I believe it is not PG&E but PGE. Hosts...

actually I believe it is not PG&E but PGE. Hosts I have talked to enjoyed the work but openings were difficult to get. A lot easier to get on with Oregon State parks, but does not pay.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-31-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Rambeau
You do not need to worry about finding a stopping...

You do not need to worry about finding a stopping point for your planned route as there will be no time to stop. If I were planning a trip from San Diego to Crater Lake leaving on a Friday night in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-12-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rambeau
While injuries to a lineman is possible (normally...

While injuries to a lineman is possible (normally the lineman install a grounding wire to the dead wire they are working on. the the most likely result will be that your generator will quickly...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-04-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Rambeau
Stay out of San Francisco with the RV. The...

Stay out of San Francisco with the RV. The freeway up the west side of the bay is a much better route. North of Oakland/ Berkeley go west (I-580) into Marin County or on up to Vallejo and then over...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-04-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Rambeau
Are you really sure the top access is needed to...

Are you really sure the top access is needed to change the air filter? Usually on a DP coach the air filter can be changed from below.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-26-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rambeau
Trimoot, I ment to say Fort Casey on Whidbey...

Trimoot, I ment to say Fort Casey on Whidbey Island
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-26-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rambeau
TriMoot, looks like a good plan. As you are afoot...

TriMoot, looks like a good plan. As you are afoot seeing the sights I might suggest Fort Worden SP just out side Port Townsend...sister fort to Flagler but much closer to town. Fort Worden also has...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-23-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rambeau
While in Fort Stevens a regular bus to Astoria is...

While in Fort Stevens a regular bus to Astoria is available at the front Gate. Cannon Beach has no state RV parks. Nehalam Bay SP about 20 miles south is a state park just outside town of Mazinita, OR
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-20-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By Rambeau
Another source for weighing your rig is a closed...

Another source for weighing your rig is a closed DOT truck scale. Many states leave the scale readout active even when the scale house is closed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rambeau
When Gillig still made school buses they were...

When Gillig still made school buses they were considered the Cadilac of builders. Got to the point that they refused to build the cheap light duty school buses that state wide contracts specced.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-14-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Rambeau
In the past we have been able to suspend our...

In the past we have been able to suspend our Directv for over 4 months. They just require a restart date. The suspended time does not count towards contract time.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-12-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rambeau
Not JD but We spent the entire summer at Nehalem...

Not JD but We spent the entire summer at Nehalem Bay SP on Oregon's north coast last summer and had maybe two days of minor smoke. Also had only a couple of day that would be considered summer (88+...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-26-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Rambeau
"Wow thanks. I have about 50 lbs of manuals and...

"Wow thanks. I have about 50 lbs of manuals and see no mention of awning lights. I also checked the wiring diagrams, same results.

It would not be driving quite so nuts if I didn't see the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-21-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Rambeau
"Fantastic information, thanks so much! I’ll be...

"Fantastic information, thanks so much! I’ll be mapping this all out.

To add, we will be staying at Lake Pleasant RV resort in Bothell while in Seattle area. I have a cousin in Gig Harbor and one...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-27-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Rambeau
There may be a screen on the sink end of the flex...

There may be a screen on the sink end of the flex hose. Unscrew it first and check at that point
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 01-27-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rambeau
Lock passage is still on demand and free to all...

Lock passage is still on demand and free to all traffic fall winter and spring. During the summer daylight commercial traffic is on demand. At night? I do not know. I would not want to run a pleasure...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 01-27-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rambeau
Still doing 3 or 4 tours a day. The tour thru the...

Still doing 3 or 4 tours a day. The tour thru the Washington side powerhouse is especially good. This powerhouse was designed to accommodate tours so visitors are allowed to get up close to, over and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-26-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,464
Posted By Rambeau
Your combination requires a Class A Comercial...

Your combination requires a Class A Comercial license in California. No question...no reperosity with Montana! Driving with a CA comercial Class A will also require a "doubles" test and endorsement....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-23-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,411
Posted By Rambeau
Checking booster voltage is a good start...should...

Checking booster voltage is a good start...should be able to check at the antenna connection by disconnecting coax at the antenna.
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 01-22-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rambeau
yes, both work 3 6 hr. shifts (3 days) at the...

yes, both work 3 6 hr. shifts (3 days) at the same time and then both get 3 days off. "Work" can be manning the entry desk answering questions, running the bookstore, manning the visitors deck next...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 01-21-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rambeau
Terry, 6hr shifts, 3 days on and 3 days off....

Terry,
6hr shifts, 3 days on and 3 days off. No, they lets us work for free, we did not have to pay them. (insert smile emoji)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Rambeau
The Progressive not only checks the power source...

The Progressive not only checks the power source but will also react to problems in the RV system...mine tripped because the water heater was empty and the electric switch was on. It saved the calron...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Rambeau
Yes, a cheap replacement gauge will work fine....

Yes, a cheap replacement gauge will work fine. The part most vulnerable to freezing damage of the regulator is the pressure diaphram in the gauge. That said the gauge does not effect the operation...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By Rambeau
While you are waiting for the new converter to...

While you are waiting for the new converter to arrive go buy a Progressive Industries Portable RV Surge Protector. I know not what you you asked but if you had had one it probably would have saved...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 11-19-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rambeau
Usual day was 6.0 hrs including a 1.0 hr lunch...

Usual day was 6.0 hrs including a 1.0 hr lunch break and a 1/2 hr rest break. The 6 RV sites are on an island between the navigation lock channel and the Columbia river, down stream from the dam...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 11-14-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rambeau
Columbia River Gorge

Looking for a place to volunteer next summer? Check out Bonniville Lock and Dam on the Columbia River 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Probably the best free RV site you will ever get. This is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rambeau
For those having trouble "seeing" w/o a picture,...

For those having trouble "seeing" w/o a picture, Winnibago used flat fiberglass sheets painted the coach colors over the unpainted sheet metal "box" that enclosed the rear wheels (probably did the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-02-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rambeau
Ours did the same on the passenger side...

Ours did the same on the passenger side wheelwell. Ours was held on with a double-sided tape. Small self tapping screws with washers replaced the tape while sitting along side the road. Eventually I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-02-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rambeau
Just a thought... why not install a skylight on...

Just a thought... why not install a skylight on the barn over the MH dome?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,861
Posted By Rambeau
Best advice so far. If my wife is going to stand...

Best advice so far. If my wife is going to stand behind the rig she has only one job, stop me before I hit something I should had seen when I looked the last time I got out. Only arm signal allowed...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-08-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Rambeau
Old Biscuit, thanks for the reference...I missed...

Old Biscuit, thanks for the reference...I missed that note first and second pass thru the drawings. After your answer I caught it the third time thru.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Rambeau
I am not looking for the vent. The vaccuum...

I am not looking for the vent. The vaccuum breaker is sometimes called an anti-siphon and in the line used to wash/flush/rinse the black water tank after dumping.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,204
Posted By Rambeau
Actually California does allow doubles towing but...

Actually California does allow doubles towing but you must have a class A CDL with a doubles endoursement. One trailer must be a 5th wheel.

Oregon allows doubles and triples (yes three...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Rambeau
Vacuum breaker

Anyone know the location of the blackwater washout Vaccuum breaker on a 2011 40L? Itasca Meridian...not under the washbasin cabinet
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Rambeau
LJowdy, Thanks for the answer re the seat...

LJowdy,
Thanks for the answer re the seat bracket. When I had access to a shop I would have done the same, made my own. There are a few disadvantages to full timing (very few)
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-05-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Rambeau
While I won't comment on you need for brakes,...

While I won't comment on you need for brakes, check the owners manual for dolly towing. Some of the newer Equinoxs (AWD) can be towed four down but not dolly towed.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-05-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Rambeau
Roadmaster brake

I am getting ready to install a Roadmaster/brake master air cylinder braking system that is 15 years old (been sitting in a box). Has the bracket attachment point at the base of the cylinder changed...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-05-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Rambeau
6 is good and 26 from Seaside is better. MHO

6 is good and 26 from Seaside is better. MHO
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-23-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Rambeau
We have a Roadmaster base plate w/ a Blue Ox tow...

We have a Roadmaster base plate w/ a Blue Ox tow bar, towing a 2012 Focus automatic. Ford requires that a battery cable must be disconnected after the transmission is put in the ready position.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-30-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Rambeau
Did the problem start after filling the LP tank?...

Did the problem start after filling the LP tank? WH and furnace use a lot higher flow than the stove. The safety valve may be closed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Rambeau
Keep in mind that a 35' MH has a wheelbase that...

Keep in mind that a 35' MH has a wheelbase that is much shorter than 35'
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-31-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,519
Posted By Rambeau
If I was making that trip ( Jackson towards Idaho...

If I was making that trip ( Jackson towards Idaho Falls?)with my DP I would use the road that follows the South Fork of the Snake River...longer, probably quicker and no hills. Were you relying on a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Rambeau
This is a tee installed between the tank valve...

This is a tee installed between the tank valve and the RV regulator...very high pressure at the tee
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Rambeau
As others have posted, this is very bad advice...

As others have posted, this is very bad advice and suggests doing something that at the very least will damage the appliance and at worst create a very dangerous situation and can lead to a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-07-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Rambeau
Good roads, follows rivers so crooked, one good...

Good roads, follows rivers so crooked, one good hill between Sun Valley and Stanley. Very little traffic.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-25-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By Rambeau
the problem with ignoring the warning and hoping...

the problem with ignoring the warning and hoping it goes away is it could progress to the engine going into limp mode...I had the same problem, drove it about 30 miles to a shop. They cleaned the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-25-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Rambeau
With a 45' MH and toad I would not venture onto...

With a 45' MH and toad I would not venture onto any part of "Old US 30" between Troutdale and The Dalles. Right now the portion of 30 between Bridal Vail Falls and passes by Multnomah Falls is closed...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-14-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Rambeau
US-97 at Biggs Junction without a doubt is your...

US-97 at Biggs Junction without a doubt is your best and fastest choice.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Rambeau
been over 88 both ways with lowbeds,37' 5th...

been over 88 both ways with lowbeds,37' 5th wheel and 40' DP w/toad several times. Good 2 lane road all the way. Much better than US-50 thru South Tahoe.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-13-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Rambeau
Actually, in California doubles are allowed only...

Actually, in California doubles are allowed only if the driver has a regular class A CDL with a doubles endorsement.
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