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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-17-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By DaveG39
Takes you through downtown San Francisco. You...

Takes you through downtown San Francisco. You DON'T want that, One route I hae taken is 101 to Novato then 37 to 80S to780E to 680S to 101 in San Jose. o other issues until Montecito if driving...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-16-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By DaveG39
Thanks all. Great help. I have been to those...

Thanks all. Great help. I have been to those places I mentioned but many years ago and one at a time on different trips on the way to a needed destination. Now plan to take a month or two and relax...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-15-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,647
Posted By DaveG39
When I travel that route I fuel at Jensen's in...

When I travel that route I fuel at Jensen's in Ukiah right off 101 just north of the city then through Oregon I use Fred Meyers
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-15-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By DaveG39
Utah, Arizona, NM road question

Have to go to Salt Lake in spring. After plan to travel with 36ft A and car to Moab, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Page then Flagstaff. Any road issues on that trip that would be a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 28,344
Posted By DaveG39
I have 2007 National RV Tropical LX T350 which is...

I have 2007 National RV Tropical LX T350 which is 36' long with Cat engine. Mileage computer display shows 8.8 to 9.0 depending on terrain but mostly at 8.8. Coach is comfortable and well built....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-10-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By DaveG39
Use the military campgrounds web site shown...

Use the military campgrounds web site shown above. For a small fee you can download and use the info off line. Well maintained site. Only books I know of were old ones years ago. I know of no current...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-05-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By DaveG39
I have stayed there three times. No problems with...

I have stayed there three times. No problems with bugs either. Nice park. Well maintained. I recommend making a reservation ahead of time to have better selection. The times I reserved was all by...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-29-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By DaveG39
I always stop at Jensens truck stop on Lovers...

I always stop at Jensens truck stop on Lovers lane in Ukiah to top off then I am good for anywhere in Oregon and select a Fred Meyers that has good access.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By DaveG39
If yours is a Freightliner chassis give them a...

If yours is a Freightliner chassis give them a call. Their tech support is good.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-14-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By DaveG39
haven't been on it but looks pretty gnarly. I...

haven't been on it but looks pretty gnarly. I have taken both 5 and 99 to 50 than 50 to Tahoe then down Kingsbury grade into NV.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-14-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By DaveG39
It's been a while but I think in Tropic take...

It's been a while but I think in Tropic take Bryce Way west to the end. Along the way there may be other dirt roads if it looks like interesting features that way. Perhaps someone that has been there...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-13-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By DaveG39
KOA is very handy to the downtown attractions. I...

KOA is very handy to the downtown attractions. I recommend it.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-13-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By DaveG39
It's only about a 20 mile drive to Kodachrome...

It's only about a 20 mile drive to Kodachrome Basin state park from Ruby's and worth the short drive for the photos if you can squeeze in the time. You can also get some shots of Bryce from below on...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By DaveG39
I would take 101 to Quinault rain forest for a...

I would take 101 to Quinault rain forest for a few nights then on to Astoria to see that area. Stay on 101 to the Newport and Florence area for the dunes and ocean scenery. From there to Orick and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,651
Posted By DaveG39
I look in the truck stop app as I plan a drive...

I look in the truck stop app as I plan a drive and bracket places about half tank (400 mi) then have choices and no stress. I look at about 100 mi each way from the 400 mi point.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By DaveG39
for those compartments that passthrough to other...

for those compartments that passthrough to other side I would consider installing a sliding shelf that allows you to pull it out for easy access.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-03-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By DaveG39
Not a problem. Consider stopping at Elk country...

Not a problem. Consider stopping at Elk country RV park in Trinidad. Many times you will have large herd of elk wandering amongst the rv's. Also several redwood groves in the area as well as several...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-01-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,805
Posted By DaveG39
bottom half idea is due to access to rear...

bottom half idea is due to access to rear radiator. I have a fold-up ladder I keep in a storage compartment to do windshields and other tasks around the RV. When I need access to the roof I use that...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-24-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By DaveG39
Unless you are planning to see something specific...

Unless you are planning to see something specific along the way I would suggest I40 to Barstow, 18 to Palmdale, 14, 5 north, 126 west to hwy 101. 101 to Buellton then 246 east to Santa Ynez. No...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-23-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,103
Posted By DaveG39
I cleaned the seal without removing it then...

I cleaned the seal without removing it then coated it with vaseline and seems to work without disassembly.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By DaveG39
I have and have used Coachnet and each time...

I have and have used Coachnet and each time worked great. Would recommend them.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By DaveG39
On an earlier MH I had same set up. Found in...

On an earlier MH I had same set up. Found in front storage compartment next to stairs space for two more batteries so bought a waterproof battery container and connected to existing then used flex...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-05-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By DaveG39
Just posted pics and drawing with dimensions of...

Just posted pics and drawing with dimensions of stovetop covers in the photos section of this website under Class A category.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-05-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By DaveG39
Great coach. Bought my 2007 the end of 2009 and...

Great coach. Bought my 2007 the end of 2009 and has served me well.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-05-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By DaveG39
Only problem I had was a May trip where got 10"...

Only problem I had was a May trip where got 10" snow in Cheyenne and had to wait two days to have 80 west cleared but good road.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-04-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By DaveG39
If getting from dealer have them crawl behind...

If getting from dealer have them crawl behind tires. Date code may be on the hidden side. If original have them replaced. Check the caulking on the roof penetrations and where the front and rear caps...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-27-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By DaveG39
I just replaced mine on 2007 Tropical LX....

I just replaced mine on 2007 Tropical LX. Contacted the door manufacturer and bought one. One screw rusted out but drilled a new one, caulked the screws and it works fine.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-16-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By DaveG39
Only issues I have had were heavy traffic near...

Only issues I have had were heavy traffic near Novato and between Novato and Ukiah the roadbed was kind of beat up and exercised the suspension system. Some twisty road sections between Leggett and...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-09-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By DaveG39
I have taken I15 to 89 through Logan then down to...

I have taken I15 to 89 through Logan then down to Bear Lake then after 89 connect 189 to Jackson several times. Should not be an issue though a grade down to Bear Lake.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By DaveG39
I have used Coachnet for years with positive...

I have used Coachnet for years with positive results.
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 02-27-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By DaveG39
Went to Stampede in 2016. Booked campground in...

Went to Stampede in 2016. Booked campground in January. Booked clubhouse seats for Stampede in January and were almost sold out then. Stayed in Cochrane at Bow Rivers Edge RV park and took metro...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By DaveG39
I have traveled coast to coast many times. Used...

I have traveled coast to coast many times. Used to live in MA. Don't know how much time you have but here are a few recommendations I have traveled. MA to north shore of finger lakes to Niagara Falls...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By DaveG39
KOA in Salt Lake City should be able to handle...

KOA in Salt Lake City should be able to handle your unit and close to sight seeing venues.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-08-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By DaveG39
my 2007 came with a manifold block in the...

my 2007 came with a manifold block in the compartment below the driver's window. that had a port going to the air horns and extra blocked off ports. I installed an on-off valve and an air coupler in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By DaveG39
I have 2007 TropiCal LX with Cat C-7 and have no...

I have 2007 TropiCal LX with Cat C-7 and have no problems on hills. Have been through US and Canadian Rockies. Allison transmission is very good and as long as you downshift going up steep hills to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-01-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By DaveG39
also try campgroundreviews.com

also try campgroundreviews.com
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-31-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By DaveG39
I took one trip, crossed at Port Huron then back...

I took one trip, crossed at Port Huron then back into US at Thousand Islands then rt. 3 through the New York lakes area then crossed into Vermont at south end of lake George. Interesting route with...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,736
Posted By DaveG39
Why wouldn't you call the dealer and ask them? If...

Why wouldn't you call the dealer and ask them? If you are relatively close drive it there and have them show you. Big difference between inverter and converter.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-16-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By DaveG39
Not sure what you are looking for but I40 to...

Not sure what you are looking for but I40 to Oklahoma City and view many sights there then Albuquerque and Santa Fe are nice places to explore then from Gallup up to Canyon de Chelly at Chinle, AZ...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-16-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,560
Posted By DaveG39
The AFB museum art Wright Patterson is outside...

The AFB museum art Wright Patterson is outside Fairborne, Ohio and I agree it is well worth the visit with several hangars of eye candy. Also worth a visit is the museum outside Kirtland AFB...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-12-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,818
Posted By DaveG39
Last time I visited took I90 to Bozeman and 191...

Last time I visited took I90 to Bozeman and 191 to West Yellowstone where my reservation was. Easy drive though a little longer than through Cody.
Forum: Boondocking 01-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,047
Posted By DaveG39
I would suggest calling Go Power tech support....

I would suggest calling Go Power tech support. When I installed my solar system some time back they were very helpful.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 92,850
Posted By DaveG39
On leave just returned from Vietnam en route to...

On leave just returned from Vietnam en route to next duty station
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-03-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By DaveG39
try: Skylights | J. Freeman, Inc. Industrial...

try: Skylights | J. Freeman, Inc. Industrial Distributor (https://www.jfreeman.com/skylights.html)
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-01-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By DaveG39
I would take the 10 west to the 15 then 15 to...

I would take the 10 west to the 15 then 15 to Baker then into Death Valley from there.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-30-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By DaveG39
Consider taking the ferry from Whidbey Island to...

Consider taking the ferry from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend WA and take in the Olympic Peninsula on the way to Oregon coast. May be rainy on the OR coast but lots to see on the hwy 101 drive. Once...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-28-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,580
Posted By DaveG39
I have Garmin RV760 and recommend it. I got...

I have Garmin RV760 and recommend it. I got rerouted on non interstate roads in upper NY state. First time no matter what intermediate points I posted kept rerouting me. Stopped, looked at Google...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-28-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By DaveG39
I have been down to San Diego from the Santa...

I have been down to San Diego from the Santa Barbara area several times and stay pretty much with the 101-405-5. Going back north if really slow on 405 I have taken the 10 west to the coast road up...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-11-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By DaveG39
I have stayed in all three. I prefer Upper Pines...

I have stayed in all three. I prefer Upper Pines but second is Lower Pines. Google the web site for photos of the sites. You need to book early the first day the sites for that date come available.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-11-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By DaveG39
going, I would recommend stops at Zion and Bryce...

going, I would recommend stops at Zion and Bryce UTAH, Colorado National and Rocky Mountain natl park, CO, Ogallala, North Platte and Kearney NB, cross border at Sarnia and stay on Canadian side of...
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