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September 29, 2018

We did something really fun!!  We signed up for an “E-Bike” tour in Eugene, Oregon.  The cost was $25 each, which included the bike rental, helmets, and a small snack during the ride.   Not bad!   When we arrived at our meeting spot, we were glad to learn we were the only two on the 2.5-hour tour!...

September 3, 2018

Sometimes you can’t see something until you are looking for it.   How true! 

For years, Jim and I have driven past the tiny town of Westfir, including a sign along Hwy 58 pointing towards Casey’s Riverside RV Park.....never paying much attention to it. 

Boy, have we been missing out o...

May 31, 2018

Jim?!!?  What's that popping sound?

This is what Melinda kept asking me, after owning our Bighorn for a little over a year.  So, I did some research and found the solution was simple....if you know the trick. 

Adding a quart of Cat Hydraulic Oil Additive (model # 1U-9891) stops sticky or noisy hy...

May 17, 2018

We can connect to our 5th wheel hitch and the King Ping with ease.  

Easy....breezy.  

However, attaching that DARN emergency brake cable from the King Pin to our truck/hitch...NOT FUN.   It's the one step that I don't look forward to.  You have be 7 feet tall to reach over the wheel we...

May 3, 2018

We've all been there!  You're outside and remember that you need to grab something from the storage compartment.  And..... it's locked.   You have to get the keys from inside your RV.   It's not the biggest problem however, it gets repetitive.  

The soluti...

April 26, 2018

Champoeg State Park, 30 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, is a great spot to take the family for a long weekend away.  This family friendly location offers easy walking and bike trails within the park which follow along the Willamette River.  Our favorite area to camp is in "B Loop".  This loop o...

February 22, 2018

You think about it during storms...you hope it doesn't happen...but sometimes it does.   

...POWER OUTAGE...

Now what?  First, you make sure everyone is safe, then you start to think about how to manage through it.   Forget those headaches! The Storm 700 by Schumacher will power critical items du...

January 19, 2018

We spent our Veterans Day Weekend at the Salem RV Resort (Salem, Oregon).  While only a short 45 minutes from home, it was nice to get away for the extended weekend.  

As you near the campground, we learned that you have to really keep a sharp eye out for the small (kind...

January 11, 2018

We didn't think about the quality of our water while camping because we installed what most RV campers do.... a Camco water filter.  Yet, when we dug a bit deeper into this issue, we discovered that it wasn't doing the job as much as we thought.  Our sense of security with our water was washed away!...

January 4, 2018

If you have an RV with the self leveling feature, you probably are using a LCI (Lippert Components Inc.) controller.  This controller acts as the brains of the leveling system, ensuring your RV is level, regardless of the ground conditions.

  

Now what happens if this controller goes bad.......

December 22, 2017

Flashlights come and go, but sometimes along comes advancements in battery technology and design enhancements combined with a simple, yet unique feature that leaves all other flashlights in the dark. 

Listed below are is the full feature set of SL137R Flashlight.  But the feature that stand...

December 8, 2017

It's the season of giving....and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift.  Gifts for the RV can sometimes be tricky.   To help out, we selected 15 items from our RV in hopes that you also find them useful in your RV life.

This list includes suggestions from"stocking...

November 30, 2017

While we love "boondocking" (camp with no hook-ups).... we still have a few items we need to keep charged in order play music or our GPS that we use riding our dirt bikes.

We've used a Schumacher "Instant Portable Power" unit for about 6 years.   I can't count how many times we've used it o...

November 23, 2017

Camping during the winter is possible in Oregon as we typically don't have severe weather conditions that require an RV to "winterized" with RV Antifreeze.  This means we can leave after work on Friday and come home Sunday afternoon!  However, camping in the winter months usually means we are arrivi...

November 2, 2017

It will happen... most likely, when you least expect it!  The water pump in your RV will....just....stop.....working.   (Nooooooooo!!!)   Or perhaps, after a long winter with freezing temperatures, there was a bit of residual water in the pump.....which led to cracking within the internal parts the...

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