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Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,272
Posted By Climber
The Oregon State Parks along the Coast are...

The Oregon State Parks along the Coast are generally much nicer and much cheaper than private RV campgrounds, which tend to be cramped and pricey. But you must reserve in advance. And if you don’t...
Forum: Boondocking 06-06-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611
Posted By Climber
Folks tend to talk about their best boondocking...

Folks tend to talk about their best boondocking sites at the same rate anglers give up their best fishing water. You gotta explore. :) That said, contact the Forest Service Ranger Station nearest...
Forum: On The Road... 08-14-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By Climber
We had a place reserved near Madras and just...

We had a place reserved near Madras and just cancelled. The local media is predicting tens of thousands of people driving into Central Oregon, plus gas shortages.
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By Climber
The air quality throughout the PNW has been ugly...

The air quality throughout the PNW has been ugly and smoky, mainly due to the big blazes up in B.C.

The fires in the Oregon Cascades - while not as bad as B.C. - are expected to burn until the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-29-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Climber
Oregon has some of the best state parks in the...

Oregon has some of the best state parks in the country, many on the Coast. In addition to the great suggestions from Rgentum, I'd also recommend Cape Lookout near Netarts.

Winter is a fine time...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-20-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,195
Posted By Climber
I'm with Isbrodsky, why should you care? If you...

I'm with Isbrodsky, why should you care? If you use your Airstream the way it's intended to be used, both it and your truck will end up covered in white desert dust, baby-puke tinged mountain mud,...
Forum: On The Road... 01-16-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,200
Posted By Climber
Some very valuable advice here, Ditter! The only...

Some very valuable advice here, Ditter! The only thing I would add about the WA-OR-CA segment is to allow for at least twice the travel time you might normally expect. US 101 and CA 1 are often...
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,506
Posted By Climber
Ray, I'm sorry, that sounded sarcastic. Open...

Ray, I'm sorry, that sounded sarcastic. Open your windows, reduce the humidity, you'll be okay.
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,506
Posted By Climber
You really need to get out more. :)

You really need to get out more. :)
Forum: Boondocking 12-17-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,506
Posted By Climber
I hope you can persuade this guy!

I hope you can persuade this guy!
Forum: Boondocking 12-17-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,506
Posted By Climber
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Boondocking 12-17-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,506
Posted By Climber
Thanks for that comment. The OP seems to think...

Thanks for that comment. The OP seems to think he knows best for everyone re. winter camping. It's completely different in all parts of North America, with varying degrees of cold and humidity. He...
Forum: On The Road... 12-06-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By Climber
I'm not surprised, the Moab area has been overrun...

I'm not surprised, the Moab area has been overrun by tourists, many from Europe and Asia. It's a sad fact, but the entrances to Arches and Canyonlands NPs can sometimes resemble LA grid lock, even...
Forum: On The Road... 12-06-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By Climber
I second the rec for Dead Horse Point SP. ...

I second the rec for Dead Horse Point SP. Because of the almost total lack of night time light pollution, plus its 6,000' elevation and generally clear desert air, it's one of the great star-gazing...
Forum: On The Road... 11-22-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,044
Posted By Climber
I wholehearted agree with this if the weather...

I wholehearted agree with this if the weather looks iffy. Any route out of Bend can be tough going east if the storm gods get their hackles up.

If you don't mind adding several days to your trip...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-21-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,817
Posted By Climber
I agree. Reading their blog and their books was...

I agree. Reading their blog and their books was helpful when we first starting looking at RVs, and especially later when we bought our AS and didn't know what the bleep we were doing. They have...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-17-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Climber
An Airstream is only half of what you'd need if...

An Airstream is only half of what you'd need if you're thinking of fractionally owning a trailer. You'll need a tow vehicle, too. Would you be mutually owning that as well, or renting?

The...
Forum: Other Clubs 10-13-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,361
Posted By Climber
Smile Has anyone fished the Tetons in Spring? The...

Has anyone fished the Tetons in Spring? The Snake and its tributaries? Is April too early?

So many questions... :)

We camped at Gros Ventre in August (not fishing) and are eager to get back.
Forum: The Pet Forum 10-09-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,270
Posted By Climber
People who really need service animals don't...

People who really need service animals don't appreciate fakers who want to break the rules just to give themselves a cheap pass. Please consult a disabled person with a legitimate need about this...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-08-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By Climber
Maggie, how have your Stroud rugs held up over...

Maggie, how have your Stroud rugs held up over the last couple years? We've tried "normal" indoor runners and throw rugs, but they're hard to clean and don't wear well.

I should add that we're...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-07-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Climber
I second the opinion on Lewster, the guy does...

I second the opinion on Lewster, the guy does wonderful work using the very best components. He installed 400w of panels from AM Solar and 220a of Lifeline AGM batteries, which work perfectly for...
Forum: Other Clubs 10-04-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,361
Posted By Climber
Don't forget Nevada. We're camped on the beach...

Don't forget Nevada. We're camped on the beach right now at Pyramid Lake north of Reno, fly fishing for humongous Lahontan Cutthroat - some of the biggest trout anywhere. Life is good! Count us in...
Forum: On The Road... 08-13-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,141
Posted By Climber
Really? What's your problem with California? ...

Really? What's your problem with California? We're from Oregon and, yes, we have the occasional beef with our southern neighbors, but you won't find a more beautiful state (other than Oregon) or...
Forum: Boondocking 07-03-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,490
Posted By Climber
This post is for Ray Eklund, the OP, who wrote: ...

This post is for Ray Eklund, the OP, who wrote:



Ray, I'm curious what freaked you out about this pass. It's been years since I've been there, but others I know have not had a problem as long...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-14-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,228
Posted By Climber
Like Blevi said, definitely get a copy of the...

Like Blevi said, definitely get a copy of the Mountain Directory West if traveling anywhere from the Rockies to the Pacific. (I understand there's now an East version as well.) It covers and...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-08-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Climber
BTW, another AS owner friend of mine always...

BTW, another AS owner friend of mine always covers the inside of the water heater door with a plastic bag when washing his trailer, for similar reasons. Coincidentally or not, my electric problem...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-08-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Climber
Had the same problem on my 2012 FC. I unplugged,...

Had the same problem on my 2012 FC. I unplugged, gently cleaned, and re-inserted the (3 or 4?) electrical connectors on the heater. Took all of about 45 seconds. Give it a try!


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Forum: Full-Timing 05-29-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,862
Posted By Climber
When I was a kid my dad drove my two brothers and...

When I was a kid my dad drove my two brothers and me up to Canada for a vacation. When the Canadian customs officer asked if we had anything to declare, I decided it was a good time to be a smart...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-25-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,275
Posted By Climber
I may be misunderstanding you, but the idea that...

I may be misunderstanding you, but the idea that Lewster would "practice" on your trailer indicates you should probably do more research. Lew and AM Solar are considered by many folks to be the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-12-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,184
Posted By Climber
Thanks for the advice. I'll look into that.

Thanks for the advice. I'll look into that.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-11-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,184
Posted By Climber
Lights flicker when water pump runs

All of a sudden my LED ceiling lights start to flicker whenever the water pump runs. The pump is also noisier than usual. Any one else have this problem, or have an opinion as to the cause? My...
Forum: Our Community 03-24-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,789
Posted By Climber
Have you tried taking off a wheel or two?

Have you tried taking off a wheel or two?
Forum: Our Community 03-24-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,789
Posted By Climber
Kelvin, I can only opine about Portland where I...

Kelvin, I can only opine about Portland where I live and have heard about $100 kids bikes getting ripped off. I do think most of the country is much safer.

Cheers, Climber
Forum: Our Community 03-20-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,789
Posted By Climber
We have a Fiamma rack but would never carry...

We have a Fiamma rack but would never carry expensive bikes on it, even with Kryptonite U-locks. Cheap town bikes, sure, but if and when I take my good road bike it'll go in the truck.

We live in...
Forum: Tires 03-17-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,087
Posted By Climber
m.hony is right on. The 16" rims add $ but the...

m.hony is right on. The 16" rims add $ but the peace of mind is worth it in my opinion.


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Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Climber
Almcate, we do what CruisinDux does (love that...

Almcate, we do what CruisinDux does (love that name!) Portland I-5 -> Weed -> #89 & #44 -> Susanville -> #395 -> Reno. Check the Siskiyou Summit forecast before you commit, which isn't hard to do...
Forum: On The Road... 02-29-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By Climber
Silver Wolf, we camp on the Oregon Coast all...

Silver Wolf, we camp on the Oregon Coast all months of the year, and prefer Fall, Winter and early Spring. The beautiful Oregon state parks are almost never full then, and the weather can be...
Forum: The Rally Zone 02-25-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,581
Posted By Climber
Instant or not, it's now legal in Oregon. :)

Instant or not, it's now legal in Oregon. :)
Forum: On The Road... 02-25-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,633
Posted By Climber
The best seafood in America is on the Oregon...

The best seafood in America is on the Oregon Coast. (Ok, I'm biased:) Sometimes that little shack on the highway that looks like it's going to fall down will surprise you with a chowder or salmon...
Forum: The Rally Zone 12-26-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,581
Posted By Climber
In Oregon we're concerned about flooding streams...

In Oregon we're concerned about flooding streams and rivers. Fires in SoCal are the least of our worries 😄


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Forum: The Rally Zone 12-22-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,581
Posted By Climber
Maggie, coincidentally I just received this in an...

Maggie, coincidentally I just received this in an email from Oregon State Parks. You might want to be a night owl the day you reserve, as well as everyone in your group. The best sites go fast.
...
Forum: The Rally Zone 12-22-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,581
Posted By Climber
Ps you might better your odds a bit by booking...

Ps you might better your odds a bit by booking for Thurs Sept 8.


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Forum: The Rally Zone 12-22-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,581
Posted By Climber
Ft Stevens is big park, but can still get full...

Ft Stevens is big park, but can still get full that time of year. As one who does a lot of camping on the Oregon Coast I'd recommend getting online the minute the reservation window opens,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,919
Posted By Climber
Driving home on Monday from the Oregon Coast with...

Driving home on Monday from the Oregon Coast with sideways rain and 60 mph gusts we could barely tell our Bella was behind us, super towable and aerodynamic as she is.

We love the aluminum...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,361
Posted By Climber
Yes, get a pic of the sticker, in high resolution...

Yes, get a pic of the sticker, in high resolution so you get all the info.


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Forum: On The Road... 11-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By Climber
Bluebell, for Napa Valley consider the Napa...

Bluebell, for Napa Valley consider the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga. It's over-priced and not scenic but it's a great jumping off point for the Napa wine country.

If you're a military vet...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-10-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 21,201
Posted By Climber
Hi Bob, I'm curious what grade of fuel you were...

Hi Bob, I'm curious what grade of fuel you were running. I have pretty much the same truck and know that Ford recommends premium when towing, but it doesn't seem to make much difference in actual...
Forum: On The Road... 11-06-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,988
Posted By Climber
Len n Jeanne, thanks, we checked that info...

Len n Jeanne, thanks, we checked that info earlier today.

Now camped in sunny Furnace Creek where we expect to hear of new road openings tomorrow. Scotty's Castle still closed unfortunately till...
Forum: On The Road... 11-04-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,988
Posted By Climber
Thanks Drathaar and Eagle & Bear. Having watched...

Thanks Drathaar and Eagle & Bear. Having watched TinShack's time lapse video of 190 I think we know how much to respect that road.

Lone Pine is so cool! Got lost in the other-worldly Alabama...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,708
Posted By Climber
The learning curve at first is kind of steep but...

The learning curve at first is kind of steep but definitely doable for a person of even modest intelligence and skill. I speak from experience on that.


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