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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-19-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By Kel
Mine are abs. This is how my rv repair guy told...

Mine are abs. This is how my rv repair guy told me to do it. I've repaired both tanks years ago and no problems since. Drill a hole at the crack and make sure it's dry. Scuff it up with scotch brite...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-11-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Kel
The route you asked about is my choice for many...

The route you asked about is my choice for many reasons. I'll share them if you want. Kel
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Kel
Thanks for the responses. Good deal, Marble...

Thanks for the responses. Good deal, Marble Quarry is the one I got my eye on. We covered the land pretty thoroughly north of Placerville. I know what you mean about Hwy. 49 I did it the other way-...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-22-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Kel
Gold Country, Cal

Hi fellow campers, 3 years ago when my oldest was studying the Gold Rush we stayed in Auburn and visited many of the historical places she had been reading about. Now my youngest is doing the same...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,379
Posted By Kel
TP comparison

I've always used designated rv tp and felt foolish after reading this thread- until I did the test. My Kirkland tp sat in a cup of water for 10 min and was a stout blob when I pulled it out. My Camco...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-30-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,770
Posted By Kel
Ca 120 Lee Vining to Benton

I like this road. When you are dropping down from Conway Summit look straight across Mono Lake to the big eroding volcanoes on the other side and you will see your route. It cuts between them and the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-30-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By Kel
Hwy 180 into Sequoia

It's a good road. It's a steady climb all the way from the valley but nothing overly steep. Lots of turns but nothing really tight, absolutely the better choice over 198. I don't remember many...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Kel
Joshua Tree NP

Sits right on the transition zone between Mojave and Colorado Deserts. 4wd, hiking, biking, sightseeing. The rock formations are nuts. Near towns of Joshua Tree and 29 Palms at the north end and not...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 02-29-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By Kel
I've always treated my wife as an equal, the...

I've always treated my wife as an equal, the problem is she didn't wanna settle for equal...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-29-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,918
Posted By Kel
What I have learned from my TT shopping...

What I have learned from my TT shopping experience is that they're ALL cheap. The key is to hopefully find the least cheap. I have now had a Keystone Columbia for 10 years and after a steady diet of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By Kel
Gold Country Camping, Nor Cal

Hello fellow campers. I wanna take my kids to the Gold Country especially near Nevada City. We'll be there Apr 2012. Where's a good place to camp? We have a 30'TT, don't need hookups or wifi, just...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-05-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,340
Posted By Kel
Broken leaf springs

Hi all. I crawled under my 10 yr old 28' TT to find both rear leaf spring packs broken with one spring remaining on each. I didn't notice it when it happened but I'm sure glad I caught it now. My rig...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-05-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Kel
Morro Bay and Pismo North Beach

I'll second the Morro Bay recommendation. Pismo North Beach is really cool with its grass, Eucalyptus grove, and beach access. Pismo Coast Vlg. is an RV park rather than a campground. It has a pool,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21,343
Views: 1,566,854
Posted By Kel
Like I've told my wife," I agree with what you...

Like I've told my wife," I agree with what you said I just didn't like you're presentation." You can have a valid point or opinion but if you come across as arrogant or a know-it -all it won't matter...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By Kel
I'm not sure what the hoseclamp is securing but...

I'm not sure what the hoseclamp is securing but if you can gain some flexibility by loosening it up and then take both guillotine valves apart maybe the whole assembly will drop out. Then you can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-28-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,621
Posted By Kel
RV got tagged

I've got a new one. I've been camping with my own rig for over 25 yrs. I've had my current rig since '01. I mainly camp the Sierra, Owens Vly, and high desert of California. This Thanksgiving while...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By Kel
If you're gonna keep the rig for a long time...

If you're gonna keep the rig for a long time spend the money and "flip the axles" to give the rig a lift kit if it hasn't been done already. Solves other problems too.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-24-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,026
Posted By Kel
I did and was instructed by my buddy who owns an...

I did and was instructed by my buddy who owns an RV repair shop how to fix the leak with mesh and abs cement. He also told me I could cut the pipe and put it back together with a no hub coupling...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By Kel
Once you camp near Bridgeport you'll throw rocks...

Once you camp near Bridgeport you'll throw rocks at Pismo Coast Village;)-but seriously, if you have time like you said Ronnie's route sounds more adventurous and scenic. Otherwise go...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-07-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,615
Posted By Kel
I agree with Goldwinger on the 210-5-126-101 part...

I agree with Goldwinger on the 210-5-126-101 part but don't forget that the 210 now runs all the way from Redlands to San Fernando so you don't have to go through Fontana, Ontario, Pomona, and that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,411
Posted By Kel
The no hub coupler is a good idea. I have one and...

The no hub coupler is a good idea. I have one and it works great. Since your leak is on the pipe and not the tank that would be an easy fix. :thumb:
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-15-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By Kel
Length limit

I'm familiar with El Capitan and I remember them changing their length limit to 27' a few years ago. Is that still accurate? Thanks, Kel.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-15-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,381
Posted By Kel
Cajon Pass on I-15

I like the alt. desert route that Ronnie Bledsoe described but the grade on the I-15 is called Cajon Pass. Cuesta Grade is on Hwy 101 just north of San Luis Obispo. Kel
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-02-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Kel
Between Emma Wood, Faria, and the Rincon Pkwy....

Between Emma Wood, Faria, and the Rincon Pkwy. you shouldn't have any problem. Ventura RV Resort( which we affectionately call "Camp Flood") is pricey but is well kept. Also, about 15 mi away is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-31-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Kel
Hwy 101 to Ukiah

Ricko, I think you mean 101 to Ukiah and then east on 20. Williams is at hwy 20 and I-5. I drove an 11' wide 80' long crane over that route and it wasn't bad at all.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-06-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Kel
They'll be able to tell you more accurately when...

They'll be able to tell you more accurately when you reserve but here are the ones that would work for me and my rig is 31' plus my truck.
20-25, 27,29,30,32-35,173-175,and 194-197. My favs were...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-02-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Kel
Do you not want to stay in the park itself? Our...

Do you not want to stay in the park itself? Our favorite is Lodgepole and it has plenty of sites for a rig your size. The best way for a big rig to enter the park is from the north on Hwy 180. 3...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-19-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Kel
Here's a long answer to a short question. I've...

Here's a long answer to a short question. I've never driven this road but my resource to roads I don't know is a Cal-Trans pilot car table for oversize loads I use at work. It shows Ca 88 to be a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-19-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By Kel
Camp Edison is a top notch campground. Well run,...

Camp Edison is a top notch campground. Well run, clean, absolutely gorgeous. Yes it has sites big enough for your rig. My truck and trailer run 53' and I had room for another car. My favorite loop...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 02-25-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By Kel
I had a similar problem. While it was raining I...

I had a similar problem. While it was raining I noticed that the rain ran right down the side of the camper to the top of the storage door and then around the hinge and into the storage. My downspout...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-07-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kel
I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier. Tahoe is...

I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier. Tahoe is GORGEOUS! My last trip was in July '03. We stayed at Sugarpine Pt. St. Park. It's beautiful and well kept. I don't know how big your rig is but when I...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-02-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By Kel
I have a F250 V10 with a mannytranny. I love it....

I have a F250 V10 with a mannytranny. I love it. Especially in the mtns.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-10-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Kel
Hwy 155 west from Isabella is steep and windey....

Hwy 155 west from Isabella is steep and windey. You'd be earning your money driving that way. 178 is much better from Hwy 14 to a little west of Isabella but then it chokes down to a narrow two-lane...
Forum: Southwest Region 05-16-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,993
Posted By Kel
Just driving through Death Valley is a visual...

Just driving through Death Valley is a visual experience. Going from Vegas to 395 is an awesome drive that includes some long hills going up and down. It's a twenty mile pull from Stovepipe Wells...
Forum: Southwest Region 05-15-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,993
Posted By Kel
It's not the over 55 that'll get you, it's the...

It's not the over 55 that'll get you, it's the over 25 in Lone Pine or the over 35 in Big Pine, things like that. You'll see what I mean. As far as gas goes, I just drove home from the Owens Valley...
Forum: Southwest Region 05-15-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,993
Posted By Kel
I think this is an excellent road for traveling....

I think this is an excellent road for traveling. Between work and play I drive it often. Many of the former two-lane stretches are nice four-lane now. I believe the worst section is from I-15 at the...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 05-05-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By Kel
If it does get any better than this......

If it does get any better than this... https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-30-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Kel
Hi Geri and Jim, there are a bunch of campgrounds...

Hi Geri and Jim, there are a bunch of campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. My favorite is Lodgepole but you would probably need reservations to secure a spot there. There are some beautiful...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kel
Hey,there ya go. Thanks guys for all the replies...

Hey,there ya go. Thanks guys for all the replies but Don a special thanks. That looks like just what I need. Kel.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kel
OK you savvy RV vets, I need some help on this...

OK you savvy RV vets, I need some help on this one. While dumping I noticed a small leak on my blackwater tank right at the outfall where the ABS plumbs in. It's right where it looks like a plastic...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kel
OK you savvy RV vets, I need some help on this...

OK you savvy RV vets, I need some help on this one. While dumping I noticed a small leak on my blackwater tank right at the outfall where the ABS plumbs in. It's right where it looks like a plastic...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-18-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By Kel
I stand corrected. Looks like I missed a detail.

I stand corrected. Looks like I missed a detail.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-17-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By Kel
There's a couple of things to consider here. If...

There's a couple of things to consider here. If you go 93 from Kingman to Vegas you'll have to cross Hoover Dam and I've been reading on this forum that sometimes they want to search the rig. You can...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-31-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,401
Posted By Kel
I agree with Tommy Wilson except for one thing....

I agree with Tommy Wilson except for one thing. When traveling south on I-15 just after descending Cajon Pass you can take the 215 to the 30 which is called the Highland Fwy. It may soon be called...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-07-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Kel
Mammoth in the summer can get a little crowded so...

Mammoth in the summer can get a little crowded so I don't know about the trails near town but when I camped and rode out of Hartley Springs I had the trails to myself. Little ones are my biggest...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-06-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Kel
Hi Vtarider, I'm in Ventura too. I thought both...

Hi Vtarider, I'm in Ventura too. I thought both New Shady Rest and Old Shady Rest were very cool places to camp. They're right next to each other, close to town, but so buried in the woods that it...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 05-30-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Kel
Hi folks, years ago I had a handy little...

Hi folks, years ago I had a handy little flashlight that would expand into a lantern. It lasted a long time and when it finally died I didn't notice who made it. My wife recently bought two...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 05-30-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Kel
Hi folks, years ago I had a handy little...

Hi folks, years ago I had a handy little flashlight that would expand into a lantern. It lasted a long time and when it finally died I didn't notice who made it. My wife recently bought two...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-30-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kel
Tincup, you'll love it. The road was in great...

Tincup, you'll love it. The road was in great shape a couple years ago when I took it. Especially for as you put it," a slow ride across". I recommend seeing the old Kelso train depot. It's not...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-30-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By Kel
But this is a 4-stroke...

But this is a 4-stroke...
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