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RE: Toy hauler for kayaks and bicycles

We've hauled our scooters, bicycles, wash-tub fire pit, gas bbq from our back deck....nice to be able to just walk up the back ramp, tie down whatever we want to take and go.
2scootn 09/03/19 04:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: ATC 5th Wheel MSRP vs Purchase Price

What dealer are you buying from? We have an ATC toy hauler trailer - bought new last year from 99 Trailers in Oregon. Base price for the same trailer went up $5k this year. We negotiated 16% off MSRP, which for ATC is pretty good. One thing they will not negotiate is the freight charge (3k for us), so that was a big chunk. We also added a LOT of options. Absolutely love our unit - ATC is a quality product and they stand behind it. They also listen to their customers.
2scootn 08/29/19 10:04am Toy Haulers
RE: Onan 5500 Backfires and Dies under a load

Check this site towards the bottom (should be on page 2): https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144848&page=2 One person had a valve adjustment done and it fixed the problem, another had the Cummins dealer say it was a bad coil. We had similar issues on our Onan but it had to do with vapor lock. Also on other forums they mention to check the altitude setting. Good luck!
2scootn 08/15/19 03:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Pets riding in trailer

That is a unique and tough situation when they all don't quite get along yet. Personally, I would be hesitant to put a dog back there just based on the ride alone. I would think it to be a lot rougher of a ride in the back part of the trailer rather than up in the cab of the truck. Also sounds stressful when they're already probably a bit stressed from going into foster care. Just my two cents - best of luck to you and safe travels.
2scootn 08/14/19 03:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Seattle RV Park Recs

If you're open to driving to the train station and riding that into Seattle, or even driving from the south end, there is Kanasket-Palmer State Park out in Ravensdale. About half the sites have power but no water or sewer hook ups. Beautiful area. If you want to be closer, I would second Lake Pleasant in Bothell.
2scootn 07/10/19 10:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which one is better built. Pros and cons

The Sahara and the Beaver will be very similar. We had a 30 foot 1996 Sahara which should be the same floorplan as the Beaver. Due to the shorter size, we didn't have the velvet ride suspension, we had leaf springs and added a couple because the back end squatted a bit. Never had a problem with "porpoising" and the shorter length. Easier to maneuver with 5 feet less in campgrounds/sites, too (but still had everything we wanted in the rig). The CAT engine and Allison transmission were great and very dependable. (Although the engine was 250 hp). Went halfway across the country a couple of times and all the way across to the New England states in 2013. Previous owner (we were the 2nd owners) had taken it to FL and back. No issues. Roof leaks were a problem. The top is a one piece fiberglass cover and we had issues with the end caps, where the satellite was mounted and the fiberglass cover in general (cracking) because it had to be sealed with a couple coats of elastomeric "paint" every year by the time we sold it in 2016. We loved our Safari for the 9 years we had it. Yes, there was quite a bit of maintenance but it was comfortable, the build quality was unbelievable (solid wood cabinets, lots of lighting options - including several with dimmers, porcelain commode, wood floors, HUGE bathroom) and we met a lot of great people at the rally's and excellent information on the forums. Leaks would be the main thing I'd check and maintenance records for the engine and transmission.
2scootn 06/06/19 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eastern US/Canada/Texas Trip Advice

Sounds like a fabulous trip! We made a trip from WA back to the New England States in 2013 for 6.5 weeks in our RV and want to do it again (not retired yet so have to build up the time). Definitely recommend Kennebunkport in Maine, very quaint town (our favorite). We stayed at Red Apple Campground. Wish we went to Portland but ran out of time. Our next favorite area was Vermont - specifically for the King Arthur Flour campus in White River Junction (we're foodies), all the covered bridges, Cabot creamery (excellent!) up outside of Montpelier (also a neat town) and of course, Ben & Jerry's. Cooperstown, NY is a fun place (even if you're not a baseball fan)with really cool architecture throughout the town. Maumee Bay State Park in Ohio on the south end of Lake Erie was beautiful - we stayed there for a few days. Huge campground and park. Lots of trails. Wish we had time to go north into Michigan and the upper peninsula. Hear that's pretty spectacular. Safe travels!
2scootn 05/22/19 01:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon, washington, Idaho then back to CA ideas

If you take Hwy 20 over to Sandpoint, Winthrop is a old western town along the way. If staying in Shelton, there are neat little towns along the Hood canal (Potlatch, Hoodsport to name a couple). If taking Hwy 2 over, Leavenworth is a Bavarian town that would be a good stop. Not much off of I-90 other than Vantage and the Columbia river. A lot to see up here in WA as well as OR.
2scootn 03/29/19 10:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon, washington, Idaho then back to CA ideas

Kalaloch is a great campground to stay at on the coast near the Olympic National Park. I would drive up north from there around Lake Crescent and make my way through Sequim to Port Townsend. Very quaint Victorian style town on the water with an excellent Saturday Farmer's market and shops. There are a couple of SP's in the area but depending on time of year, they may be completely booked (Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island - which is a great motorcycle ride, we take our scooters). If those are full, you should have good luck getting a spot in Port Ludlow RV Park, which seems like a SP with all the trees and seclusion. There is a ferry that goes from Port Townsend over to Whidbey Island - lots to do and see there (couple more SP's - Fort Ebey and Fort Casey) and a GREAT island to motorcycle on. You can continue heading East by going north on the island through Deception Pass to I-5 and onto either Hwy 2 or further south on I-90 to Idaho. Sounds like a great trip - have a fabulous time!
2scootn 03/29/19 04:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Washington State

The peninsula is great. Depending on when you go, the state parks may be hard to get in to (Fort Worden and Fort Flagler) but Port Ludlow has a privately owned RV park that's great. Port Townsend is a neat little town and has a fabulous farmer's market on Saturdays uptown. Port Gamble and Poulsbo are nearby as well. You could take the Keystone ferry from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island for the day, too. Lots of options.
2scootn 02/15/19 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions of ATC/Sundowner/Dune Sport

We have a 2018 8x20ft ATC and LOVE it. It has exceeded our expectations. No worries about rot issues, you could pressure wash out the interior if you wanted. Have only had a couple of minor warranty issues with no hassles getting them fixed. Very well thought out and designed - and excellent quality and build. We only haul a couple of scooters so space and weight are non-issues. Yes, they are pricey but after dealing with a diesel pusher and leak issues, it was worth every penny for the peace of mind if nothing else.
2scootn 01/24/19 04:45pm Toy Haulers
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