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Forum: Northwest Region 07-22-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 65,348
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Welcome

Welcome to fun on the road. I hope your sticks and brix sells easily.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Big Foot Levelers

Hi All -
Big Foot leveling issue. 2016 Nexus Bentley. We live in it full time and travel alot, which means we have leveled many times in the 4+ years. When parked on asphalt, concrete, packed...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-13-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 37,478
Posted By Mike_Cathi
WA to AZ and home again

Hi Rusty and welcome to IR2. We were in Hemet CA for 4 months (one longer than planned) During that time, everything in the resort was closed with the exception of the laundry room. Before we left...
Forum: Northwest Region 05-13-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 65,348
Posted By Mike_Cathi
GWood - Welcome

Hi, Welcome to IRV2. Our last sticks and bricks was in Sumner WA. Now our domicile is Puyallup and our life is on the road. We are currently in CA with plans to be back in WA for doctors app't etc...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-24-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,036
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We are using that exact same rack on the back of...

We are using that exact same rack on the back of our Honda CRV. Yes there is a lot of bouncing and joggling, but the bikes and the rack stay on. This makes it easier when we want to drive somewhere...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-06-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,215
Posted By Mike_Cathi
I can deal with the outside noises better than I...

I can deal with the outside noises better than I can with the furnace coming on - LOL. In our previous life we lived near railroad tracks/crossings for over 40 years. This has made it easier for us...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-03-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,137
Posted By Mike_Cathi
If you have a number of bottles, have an ice...

If you have a number of bottles, have an ice chest in the basement and stock your bottles there while in transit. That would be like keeping it in the trunk.
Forum: Full-Timers 12-15-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We kept WA as our domicile state. This was the...

We kept WA as our domicile state. This was the last place we owned a Stx&Brx. There is no state income tax, but the tags for the rig and car are not inexpensive, and the sales tax is high. We don't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,384
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Good to know. That route is on our plans for...

Good to know. That route is on our plans for 2020. We will keep it slow and easy. I will try to be driving so my DH can complain about me hitting bumps as he is trying to type a text message:D
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,720
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We have stayed here twice. It is a pleasant park...

We have stayed here twice. It is a pleasant park and since you are dry, you might like the bathroom https://www.rvillage.com/rv-park/15209/prairie-pines-campground facilities.
Forum: Full-Timers 11-17-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,850
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We have no regrets. Just finishing our 4th year....

We have no regrets. Just finishing our 4th year. I already have plans for 2020 and 2021. We have a 'trail' between southern CA and Tacoma WA with family and friends along the way. But we have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-14-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,167
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We find that if we leave the Inverter on while...

We find that if we leave the Inverter on while plugged into power, sometimes it shuts down because it overheats. Now we turn it on while traveling, since the propane is turned off. When we arrive,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-12-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,315
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We have been working our way south from...

We have been working our way south from Washington for the last few weeks. We are currently enjoying high 40s at night and upper 70s during the day. Nice sunny days for now, but the rain is needed...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,315
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Enjoy your first winter escape. We like our...

Enjoy your first winter escape. We like our winters in Hemet, CA after spending the holidays with family in Sacramento.
Forum: Northwest Region 11-01-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 65,348
Posted By Mike_Cathi
I guess if you are use to planes flying over,...

I guess if you are use to planes flying over, train and car noises might not be to disruptive to your life in a RV. Happy Travels
Forum: Northwest Region 11-01-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 65,348
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Sumner was our last Stx & Brx home, Graham is our...

Sumner was our last Stx & Brx home, Graham is our go to place when we are back in the area with the RV.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,315
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Kelso WA - 54 day but 23 tonight. We are going...

Kelso WA - 54 day but 23 tonight. We are going to have to turn off the water, drain the hose and put the Trumo water heater on Eco mode instead of off. The main cabin propane heater isn't working,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Mike_Cathi
I can't answer your question, but you might want...

I can't answer your question, but you might want to repost with something like "awning issue" so that people will know generally what info you might need.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-12-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,325
Posted By Mike_Cathi
If you want your DW to enjoy it - don't stop at...

If you want your DW to enjoy it - don't stop at Cabelas. You need to stay at a nice park, so she can take a shower in the rig and not worry about tank conditions and use a hair drier, make coffee...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,509
Posted By Mike_Cathi
I second the Transfer switch.

I second the Transfer switch.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-02-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,444
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Glad you were able to have everything set up so...

Glad you were able to have everything set up so that you avoided the flooding issues. Everyone comes with their own history. Thanks for sharing yours.
Forum: Full-Timers 08-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,137
Posted By Mike_Cathi
i am the wife that LOVES full time RVing. We...

i am the wife that LOVES full time RVing. We sold our stick and bricks in 2016 and have been on the road and MOVING since then. Yes - it was hard to go thru STUFF and get rid of it. I think it was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-23-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,469
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Check your power supply. We had issues at one...

Check your power supply. We had issues at one park where we would lose power in one leg of the 50 amp. This leg powered the microwave (clock) TV & Receiver area and my CPAP. Since it happened in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,536
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Since you have the Aqua Hot, I don't know that a...

Since you have the Aqua Hot, I don't know that a fireplace is necessary. We have propane and Heat pump for heat, but use the fire place more frequently. Of course we aren't in really cold areas, or...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,308
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Bucks2 - I agree. My secondary check is the...

Bucks2 - I agree. My secondary check is the bathroom door If it stays open then I am VERY level. If it swings shut slowly, then it is good enough.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-26-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,386
Posted By Mike_Cathi
This is the route we chose in 2016. House sold,...

This is the route we chose in 2016. House sold, we are on the road and making payments on the rig, and the equity is in the bank.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-08-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,278
Posted By Mike_Cathi
There are two relevant ages - Human - may be...

There are two relevant ages - Human - may be restricted to over 55. Rig, May not be accepted if over 10 yrs. You might have to send a photo of your lovely well matained 1999 rig.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,517
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Everyone has had good suggestions, but no where...

Everyone has had good suggestions, but no where did i read a suggestion for TWO different water hoses. One or two for fresh water and a SECOND for flushing your sewer hose pieces. I also bought a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,746
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Bakersfield

We love staying at the Orange Grove RV Park on the east side of Bakersfield. We have been there a few times. December is orange season and you can pick from the trees in the park.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 13,752
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Honda CRV - yes. Better safe than sorry.

Honda CRV - yes. Better safe than sorry.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,852
Posted By Mike_Cathi
New rigs and used rigs can all have issues that ...

New rigs and used rigs can all have issues that may need to be addressed. We bought a DP because our main travel plans included the Rocky Mountains and it sure handles the ups and downs on the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Good Sam Trip wizard says the Tioga pass is an...

Good Sam Trip wizard says the Tioga pass is an okay drive. I would take it in my 37ft DP with tow car.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-24-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Here is a link to use in assessing the safety and...

Here is a link to use in assessing the safety and air quality in Yosemite. https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-24-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,724
Posted By Mike_Cathi
I don't see that there is any other option so...

I don't see that there is any other option so just take it slow, use the 4way blinkers and enjoy the sights. Check and cool your brakes before you head down the back side. BTW, please check on the...
Forum: iRV2.com International Rally 06-19-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,507
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Yay, we were last based in Sumner - looking...

Yay, we were last based in Sumner - looking forward to seeing you in September
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Thanks everyone. You should have seen us on...

Thanks everyone. You should have seen us on Sunday trying to hold down the awning during the passing of the wind gusts associated with a nearby thunderstorm. Fortunately we had found the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Powered Awning Issue

Suggestions requested - the powered awning self-deployed and now it won't respond to the button to rewind. Checked fuses and a wire connection that had been an issue a year ago.Is it possible...
Forum: iRV2.com International Rally 04-19-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,770
Posted By Mike_Cathi
September Rally

Our reservations are made and the activities are on the calendar.
:dance:
Forum: Northwest Region 02-21-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 65,348
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Welcome to the road

Hi
Our last S&B was in Sumner, WA, near Tacoma. Now we travel the western states with the grandchildren (and their parents) all in the Sacramento area. Are you working toward keeping WA as your...
Forum: iRV2.com International Rally 11-07-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 34,143
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Excited to meet up with folks again. We attended...

Excited to meet up with folks again. We attended the 2016 Rally in Elkhart, but being from the west coast, didn't make the Branson rally this year. We stayed at Nevada Treasure earlier this year...
Forum: Northwest Region 07-14-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 65,348
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Welcome to the fun and games. Are you new to...

Welcome to the fun and games. Are you new to RVing or just getting started with IRV2?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-02-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Mike_Cathi
IMO - When the coach is plugged in (and getting...

IMO - When the coach is plugged in (and getting good quality electricity) the batteries are totally by passed by the 12 volt system. Do you have a unit that checks the park power before it enters...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-24-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,979
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We were able to duplicate the flashing lights the...

We were able to duplicate the flashing lights the other day when my DH tried to adjust the brightness on the dash lights. All they did was flicker when he tried to make them brighter. We are taking...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-24-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,979
Posted By Mike_Cathi
We have some noise from the door, but not enough...

We have some noise from the door, but not enough to make it an issue. Do you get a whistle or a rattle or ?? Have you checked the door molding? Sometimes it doesn't stay seated correctly. I...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-20-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Sounds like you are looking for a class C. I too...

Sounds like you are looking for a class C. I too would recommend checking for a used coach 1-5 years that has been 'broke in'. Also PLEASE don't plan to drive much more than 4-6 hours most days. ...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-20-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,979
Posted By Mike_Cathi
It seems that perhaps there had been something on...

It seems that perhaps there had been something on the toggle switch that dimmed and brightened the display. Since that was a suggested cause - of course there has not been a repeat. LOL
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,979
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Did you have no issues with your new Winnebego? ...

Did you have no issues with your new Winnebego? We have talked with people that purchased new Tiffins, Newmars etc. Seems as if everyone has at least a few issues that required repairs.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-20-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,979
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Yes, that is the early model. Even in the months...

Yes, that is the early model. Even in the months between when William's rig was finished in September and ours was done in December there were basic changes. We have a tile surround by the stove...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-11-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,177
Posted By Mike_Cathi
WAZE was actually available as a separate app and...

WAZE was actually available as a separate app and then was bought by Google. I do find that WAZE will take us on roads that are not best for RVs so we only use it as a back up and to give live...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-07-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Mike_Cathi
Area Attractions

If you end of staying at the Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville, the AG museum is an easy 20 min drive north to Woodland ( Midway to I-80E to 113 North Exit Main Street East and continue straight under...
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