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Hillsboro To Seaside, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 69 miles from Hillsboro to Seaside, Oregon.

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

I arrived at Thousand Trails Seaside RV Resort…

 

 

 

 

And the usual dinette window photo…

 

I’ve been here a number of times over the years. It’s one of my favorite parks in the system. I’m currently scheduled to depart here October 17th.

 

In yesterday’s blog, I discussed my intermittent low power problem on the motorhome. I believe this issue has finally been resolved. I’ll discuss this tomorrow.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 59 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

 

 

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Woodland, Washington To Hillsboro, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 55 miles from Woodland, Washington to Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I have been dealing with an intermittent low power problem. Unfortunately, it is still not giving any codes for the computer scanner to offer any clues of what might be the problem. With no codes, I’ve only been able to start replacing likely parts. After almost three years of frustration, I’ve decided to take it to a Workhorse Chassis Center for a second visit.

 

I’ve been here in the past. The RV Technician “Red” really impressed me with his abilities.

 

So, I have an 8 AM appointment with Red this morning. I’m hoping with his advanced skills and equipment, He’ll be able to figure out the cause of my low power problem which is becoming more frequent..

 

I arrived yesterday afternoon. I’m parked at the back of the shop where I have an electrical hookup…

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

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My new dinette window view…

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Depending on the work to be done after this morning’s analysis, I could be here one or several days.

 

Interesting side note from my visit in 2015…This was a first for me…spending a night in a car dealership. For security reasons, they kept the large lot greatly lit all night. It was like being parked in the middle of Yankee Stadium during a night game.  🙂

 

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

 

 

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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In The Shop…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Bruce Chevrolet (a Workhorse Chassis Service Center) in Hillsboro, Oregon. I expect to depart today.

 

In yesterday’s blog I described arriving here to hopefully discover what is behind my intermittent low power that has been frustrating me for the last 2.5 years.

 

“Red” is an RV tech with 35+ years of experience working on motorhomes and has all the fancy equipment to assist him in his labors. In most shops, they require you to wait in the waiting room while the tech does his work. Red allowed me to stay in the motorhome and read my book while he was working. He also allowed me to peek over his shoulder and explain the readouts on his fancy diagnostic equipment. I read while he worked and tried to not pester him.

 

Here’s a photo of his work area as taken from my kitchen window…

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The engine is accessed either through this doghouse opening between the two front seats or from beneath the vehicle…

 

 

 

 

I’ve long suspected that my intermittent low power problem was associated with a poor electrical connection(s). Being intermittent makes them extremely difficult to find. Red found three questionable ground wires which he thoroughly cleaned and reconnected. The critical engine ground had a wrong size bolt and might have been the culprit. He replaced it with a new one. While under the engine he discovered my starter cable was corroded and insulation burnt from the manifold pipe..

I asked him to repair it in order to preclude future problems in that area. He cut off the defective end and put on a new connector…

 

He also did and oil change with new filter and lubed the chassis.

 

The next item he discovered was my spark plug wires are burnt from excessive heat. When replacing them last summer I elected to go with a 10mm wire instead of the original 7mm. The spark plug boots were to large for the then installed metal heat shields. I was led to believe the High Heat Resistance wire that I ordered was adequate to the chore. I now know that I should have used an additional thermal heat sock. The company I bought them from just happens to be only 25 miles from my current location. I got a text message from them late in the day yesterday. I’m expecting a phone call from them at 8 AM this morning. The results of that call will determine weather I leave here today or not. I’ll let you know what happened in tomorrow’s blog posting.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy and 75 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

 

 

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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2012 In Review…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Oregon. I have an 8 AM appointment to attempt to diagnose my intermittent low power problem. I hope to be on the road again this afternoon.

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary is at home in California enjoying the holidays with her family. She has made her airline reservations to join me here at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at Tropic Winds RV Resort and is scheduled to be here until January 10th. While I await Mary’s arrival on the 3rd, I’ll be seeing some local attractions, performing repairs and preventative maintenance on both the motorhome and Bronco, plus thoroughly cleaning both vehicles.

 

 

Yesterday I received the 2012 Annual Report from WordPress.com telling us we had 96,000 views from 158 different countries of our Blog On The Road With Jim And Mary during the year!

 

 

You can read the report next…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 96,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

 

 

Click here to see the complete report. (once you get there, just scroll down)…

 

 

Thank you to all 1,392 followers of our Blog! Your interest in what we do fuels our interest to carry on!

 

 

Enjoying sharing our experiences on the road is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the info.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 87 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

 

 

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Gold Hill To Hillsboro, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 275 miles from Gold Hill to Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

I don’t really care to drive that many miles a day anymore. The weather was nice and I was feeling really good. Most of the drive was on Interstate Highway 5.

 

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I have been dealing with an intermittent low power problem. Unfortunately, it is not giving any codes for the computer scanner to offer any clues of what might be the problem. With no codes, I’ve only been able to start replacing likely parts. After 2.5 years of frustration, I’ve decided to take it to a Workhorse Chassis Center.

 

I was last in this area in 2015 when I was having an electrical problem and ended up at Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Oregon. The RV Technician “Red” really impressed me with his abilities and how quickly he fixed that problem.

 

So, I have an 8 AM appointment with Red tomorrow. I’m hoping with his advanced skills and equipment, He’ll be able to figure out the cause of my low power problem.

 

I arrived yesterday afternoon. I’m parked at the back of the shop where I have an electrical hookup so that I can run my air conditioner to fight off the 88 degrees temperature…

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

DSC07668

 

 

 

 

My new dinette window view…

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I’m hoping to be back on the road by Monday afternoon.

 

Fortunately, there is a very friendly Eagles Club just a couple of miles from here which I’ll visit while I;m waiting for Monday morning.

 

Interesting side note from my visit in 2015…This was a first for me…spending a night in a car dealership. For security reasons, they kept the large lot greatly lit all night. It was like being parked in the middle of Yankee Stadium during a night game.  🙂

 

 

 

 

DSC07673

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 88 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

 

 

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

 

 

 

 

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Yesterday the Gods Smiled On Me…

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 45 miles from Hillsboro to Woodburn, Oregon.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Yesterday the gods smiled on me. In yesterday’s blog, I was in Hillsboro, Oregon awaiting the Monday morning opening of Bruce Chevrolet to fix my intermittent  electrical situation. I really lucked out. The problem which was resolved in a few minutes. It ended up being a stripped bolt on the negative cable of the engine battery. It created a poor ( but not visible) electrical connection. A new bolt and $56.14 later, I was on my way. I was expecting a lot worse situation.
After a stop at Costco and Camping World to buy some supplies, I ended up at the Eagles Club #3284 in Woodburn, Oregon. I parked in the rear with electrical hookup which was great because I had air-conditioning for a hot 85 degree day.
As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

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Here’s the usual dinette window view…

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Another good happening yesterday…

I spent the better part of a most enjoyable two-hour happy hour chatting with Wayne Barrett, Worthy President, and other very friendly eagles members. Wayne really cares about his club and it shows in the environment and atmosphere. In a lot of clubs, I, as a stranger, am sometimes mostly ignored. Not in Wayne’s club… here they are really friendly! If you are an eagle member and passing through the area, they are located at 731 99SE. If you live in the Woodburn area and would like to join the Eagles as a member, contact Wayne at 503-981-3011, cell 503-810-9089. I’ll be coming back to this club!

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a sunny and 85 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 74 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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