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Old 02-15-2016, 10:48 AM   #519
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[... She took us to great places. Wish we could have stayed longer at Jalama!

Happy travels

Chris]

Chris, thanks and HT's to you all too! We're looking forward to those following those blue highways! We're thinking of Washington/Stl in the fall to visit family and explore.

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Old 02-15-2016, 11:27 AM   #520
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Thanks for the pictures, I didn't realize that Jalama had hookups?
Great looking place, enjoy your stay!
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:21 PM   #521
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[...Going back north may be hard . . . I forget what is your itinerary from here? Can you picture a longer trip in the FC20 with the dogs, or did the 28' whet your appetite for more room?

Thanks for the CalDream reminder -- difficult to imagine here this morning. Our air temp is -4 F! Up to 50 F by Wednesday they say. Hoping to get in a short trip south after a new family member arrives in March.

Happy Trails to all . . .]

Peter we're back in EUG as the goal was watch Super Bowl at friends in Martinez, CA. It is a bit tight with two dogs but Gracie is a very senior pooch and fits anywhere. She’s officially a Dog Beach Veteran but may not be with us on the StL fall trip being contemplated. Baily owns the turf under the table and we can live with that...20's are the ticket for us. This was a great trip and a learning experience...system and packing wise. From Jalama it was Morro Bay (2), Paso Robles (1), Martinez (2), Yreka (1) and then home.

I've been thinking of you when the weather report is on…-4…..burrrritos for sure. Hope you can dig out and head south soon. We were in San Diego when the storm hit (PGA @ Torrey Pines was delayed). Winds on Mission Bay were clocked @ 59 Mph…over 100 on Mt. Palomar.

Congrats on your addition.


HT’s everyone. Spring is just around the corner!


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Old 02-15-2016, 12:25 PM   #522
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Thanks for the pictures, I didn't realize that Jalama had hookups?
Great looking place, enjoy your stay!
Subfan1...partial. Ele at the pad...dump station & spigot to top off FW near the front gate. Access is a bit hairy, but well worth it. Plan for wind. Looks like a great hike to Pt Conception...about 5 miles...watch the tides.

Great burgers etc at the shack
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:05 PM   #523
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noise (fan and pump)

After the maiden voyage, I really get the picture re the fan and water pump noise discussion/mods. I can live with the fan for a bit (annoying but livable) but I think I'll follow Peter's track re the pump sooner than later.

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Old 02-15-2016, 02:00 PM   #524
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What I did regarding the water pump noise was to buy some pipe insulation tubes from Lowes and two flex hoses into and out of the pump. I also isolated the pump with same material. I sliced the tubes and wrapped all hoses. I used tie wraps to keep everything in place. We feel noise level is now acceptable and the project was pretty cheap.
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subfan [1 What I did regarding the water pump noise was to buy some pipe insulation tubes from Lowes and two flex hoses into and out of the pump. I also isolated the pump with same material. I sliced the tubes and wrapped all hoses. I used tie wraps to keep everything in place. We feel noise level is now acceptable and the project was pretty cheap.
Thanks Subfan1]

Ah ha, the same material I used to keep the back window open. I was thinking of cutting off the end of my ensolite pad since I'm not backpacking any more, but I like the insulation material you mentioned. It may be a little less dense and provide for more dampening.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re water pump, I used some foam I had around and zip ties like the previous poster. It helped a bit.

Re fridge fan: I got two super quiet computer cooling fans and rigged a mount for them. Worked great!

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Old 02-16-2016, 05:33 AM   #527
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Thanks all, in addition to the suggestions of new flex hoses to/from the pump, and pipe insulation around all lines, I am hoping to add some sound dampening sheet material to all accessible surfaces in the "pump room" -- especially on the bottom of the large drawer above the pump (under the stove), the back wall (inside skin of the trailer curbside), and "ceiling" (or underside of oven cabinet).

My impression is that a lot of the excessive sound from the pump actually consists of echoes in the pump room chamber, including the space to the right where the pipes go back into the storage space accessible from the exterior door in the back of the trailer. To hear this effect, remove the large bottom drawer, and put a large dense moving pad kind of blanket over the pump (and stuff the pump room full of the rest of the pad, then turn the pump on. It is amazingly quiet, even with the large drawer removed and the pump room space open to the kitchen floor area.

Obviously this temporary packing material has to come out, but the experiment illustrates that echoes cause much of the noise "down there" IMO. I worked on large houses whose owners were nuts about mechanical sounds waking them up, and it is amazing what materials are available to dampen echoes.

Material TBD . . .

Already have two new computer fans for the fridge, per an earlier post, packed in the trailer for installation this summer, perhaps on the road again . . .

Looking forward to being OTRA in 16!

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... 20's are the ticket for us. This was a great trip and a learning experience...system and packing wise.
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Spring is just around the corner!

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Thanks Bob for the full report and photo. Reassuring to know that the four of you were comfortable in the 20-footer. And congratulations on a successful maiden voyage, and confirmation that antifreeze-free winterizations work fine!

Now for some Springtime tunes on the music channel . . .

Cheers,

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Inspiring California coast photos. Now I need to go out and start the snow blower to clear my driveway while dreaming of sun and sand.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:19 PM   #530
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thx for Crystal Cove Referral

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Hi, just saw this. The previous link where Andrew T is camping at is Crystal Cove state beach. There is no Laguna state beach. Crystal Cove however, is in the city of Laguna.
Depending on how long your stay is; San Clemente state beach is the only park with full hook ups. Crystal Cove has partial hook ups and Doheny state beach is dry but, the campground is right on the beach. No need to climb down to get to the water.
I really like Crystal Cove though. Have fun!

Subfan1...I wanted to thank you for the CCSB referral. It is a great SP and the sunset views over Catalina Island were awesome. The weather typical for SoCal at least as I remember it.


p.s. BTW Jalama does have dry camping at the beach level, the next two tiers provide for shore power...water and dump as they say...nearby.
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Thanks all, in addition to the suggestions of new flex hoses to/from the pump, and pipe insulation around all lines, I am hoping to add some sound dampening sheet material to all accessible surfaces in the "pump room" -- especially on the bottom of the large drawer above the pump (under the stove), the back wall (inside skin of the trailer curbside), and "ceiling" (or underside of oven cabinet).

Material TBD . . .

Looking forward to being OTRA in 16!
[after this last storm, I bet you are]

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Peter...great idea re pump room dampening...interesting idea...sound dampening sheet material. Are you thinking of mounting it proud...trying to create a dampening air space? I can't wait for pics.

I may look for some foam egg carton and experiment. Especially considering I'll be spending some time in that area since I blew out the drawer stop on that drawer (rear slide) in transit. It was the only drawer/cabinet that opened in transit the whole trip. Depending on what repairs, if any that the dealer may provide under warranty, I've been thinking of ways to 1) bolster what the impressive 3/8" long screw that attaches the slide release to the drawer panel screws into and/or 2) ways to secure this drawer either by a removable brace or some other pin system (?) accessed from inside the slider compartment to the left.

I'll post progress. I have an appointment next week for a bunch of minor warranty work, plus the new low point drains @ the WH! I'm optimistic that I won't have to winterize again before we head to Beachside SP for 5 days at the end of April.

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Old 02-17-2016, 02:09 PM   #532
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another thread re flex hose

in light of recent discussions I that I'd post in cse it was missed.

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