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RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

Iron Chest 4x4 Trail Video
BradW 08/16/15 05:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

Brad, I'd really like to camp in that area and ride some of the trails in my 87 ragtop Samurai. Its bone stock and probably not up to the trails that you take. However, is there a guide to the trails that you could recommend? My wife just watched the video and decided she's rather walk than ride. Heh. D There are easy trails in that area also, like Tin Cup, Alpine tunnel, Cumberland, Pomeroy Lakes and Han****. Here is a good trail guide for southern Colorado. They also print a similar version for northern Colorado. Book
BradW 08/14/15 10:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

Trip Photos
BradW 08/14/15 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

You can see a lot of crazy things up in those mountains. On our way up Mt Antero, we ran into some fellows who had driven their bone stock full size Chevy 4x4 ½ ton pick up most up the way up the mtn before they flattened a tire and then flattened the spare. They had made it past most of the narrow sections and switchbacks and were well above tree line. We had a bunch of tire plugs and glue, so we stopped and helped them fix their tire, air it back up and get them headed back down the mtn. It took about 10 plugs to close the 2” gash across the tread. One thing I failed to mention is they had a full size Harley Davison motorcycle in the bed of their truck. Yep, they drove up to about the 13,000’ elevation on Mt Antero with a Harley in the bed of their truck; I have no idea why; I never asked them.
BradW 08/10/15 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

I assume the road was built mostly by hand back during the silver and gold mining days of the 1880's. Practically all of the 4x4 roads in that area were built during those times to either provide access particular mines or to provide access in and out of the area. Two exceptions are the roads built to either end of the Alpine Railroad Tunnel which provided travel through the area and the road built to nearly the top of Mount Antero in the 1950's to facilitate gem mining operations.
BradW 08/10/15 04:58am Truck Campers
Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

Just got back from a couple of weeks near Buena Vista, Co. We camped at Chalk Creek RV Park in Nathrop, Co. That is a great place to camp; very clean and well maintained. Its also centrally located for offroad trips in the Chalk Creek Area. We drove out the southern route on I-40 and sent one night at the El Reno, Ok KOA and another night at the Colorado City KOA. The Colorado City KOA was great, but the El Reno KOA needs to do so maintenance on their bathouse. It’s a pretty new facility but they have let it fall into disrepair. Only one of 3 toilets were working and only 1 of 3 showers were working. The place was pretty filthy. Not sure what is going on there; we always stop there on the way out and experienced no issues in the past. Had a front brake caliper start start sticking/dragging coming down the mtn pass after Bishop’s Castle. Right front was about 250 degf and left front was about 900 degf and pulling to the right badly. We stopped at the Ford dealer in Salida; Joan had the pads but had to order the calipers. They came in a couple of days later and I replaced them at the campground. No issues to report after that. Spent a couple of weeks jeeping in the St Elmo/Tincup/Mt Antero area. Drove some great trails and mountain passes with the 6 friends who travelled out there with us. Below is a video of our trip across Tomichi Pass, I will post some other videos and photos later. That is a very beautiful area. I had hoped to run across one of the “Prospector” reality show folks mining on Mt Antero. I never saw any of them, but one of my buddies saw Amada Atkins at the Hot Springs Store and my other buddy saw Duane walking down the street in Salida. Long but uneventful trip home, except my buddy blew out a tire on his car hauler trailer coming across Kansas. Tomichi Pass Video Trip Photos Iron Chest Trail Video
BradW 08/09/15 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Simple Home Monitor Camera

http://www.foscam.com/video_view.aspx?id=2 Man, I watched this video and it looked pretty dang complicated to set the Foscam up.
BradW 07/15/15 10:15am Technology Corner
RE: Tank Status Toggle Switches

Though crowd.
BradW 07/11/15 06:09pm Truck Campers
Tank Status Toggle Switches

Our old Lance has a switch panel on the stove vent hood. It has switches for tank status, water pump, gen, etc. I've had to replace a couple of those switches over the years in that panel. I had to replace the momentary tank status switch last week and I found them on Amazon (if anyone needs one). #23 mini toggle switches
BradW 07/11/15 04:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance Propane Tank Recertification

Finally found someone to recertify them. Cental Gas in Gurley, Alabama for $5 each. Now, as a former member of Pi Tau Sigma, let the pressure vessel debate resume. :) :) :)
BradW 07/08/15 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Lance Propane Tank Recertification

Heritage Propane re-certified my Lance tank a couple years ago. They are located on the frontage on the north side of I565 just west of Research Park Blvd. in Huntsville. That's who I went to yesterday. They are moving and basically out of business for two months.
BradW 07/07/15 04:48am Truck Campers
RE: Lance Propane Tank Recertification

The first time I was ever turned down to fill the original propane tanks was at Henrys Lake, Idaho. It was when they started requiring the OPD valves. I guess that was about 2001 or so. Yeh, Oregon natives are pretty laid back, unless you find yourself working there and driving a rental car with California plates. Then they try to run you off the road and kill you; but that is another story. :) :) :)
BradW 07/06/15 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance Propane Tank Recertification

Dang, finally found a propane dealer who recertifies tanks. Drove over to his business and half his building was torn down. Apparently he is moving a 1/4 miles down the road and is out of the tank certifying business for a couple of months. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all............. I'm starting to seriously consider going down to the local Chinese Tool Store and buy me a $29 set lettered metal punches and deal with this situation the same way I got my 1973 Bultaco Alpina spark arrestor certified by the "US Forrestry Servise".
BradW 07/06/15 07:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance Propane Tank Recertification

Thanks all for the helpful comments. Sounds like I just need to take them down to the local major propane supplier and let them take a look at them and get a recertification sticker. Thanks again for the help, Brad
BradW 07/04/15 09:04am Truck Campers
Lance Propane Tank Recertification

I guess this 1996 Lance camper has lasted way too long because I now need to get my REPLACEMENT propane tanks recertified before I can get them refilled. The original tanks had the old valves and I had to get new tanks many years ago. Now those tanks are "old" tanks that nobody will fill. Anyone had their 20# horizontal Lance tanks recertified? What is the process for that? I'm concerned that if they have to disassemble the tank, they are a lot more likely to screw something up than fix something that has been working perfectly for 10 or 12 years. I just love big daddy government watching over us and keeping us all safe from disaster and such; pretty soon tooth brushes will come with an arrow and direction to insert this end into mouth. Thanks for any help, Brad
BradW 07/03/15 12:16pm Truck Campers
RE: ARB Locker in front axle

An engaged ARB = spool = Lincoln Locker An unengaged ARB = open diff
BradW 06/21/15 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Simple Home Monitor Camera

They only stream when being watched (at least the Foscam's). If you set it for motion alarm, it takes a series of 5 .jpegs of the event and emails it to you. So in this case it doesn't matter the speed. It'll get there when it gets there. Thanks, that is good to know. I was reading a review on Amazon of one of them (not Foscam) and it streamed 1080 HD continuously. The guy said he used 8 times as much upload the first month he had it as he normally did. Seems like he said 250GB vs 30GB, or something like that. I'm definitely going to look into the Foscams. All I need to see is the inside of my house, a big dial thermometer and if the $20 I left on the kitchen table is still there. :) Dropcam was bought up by another company and the name was dropped.
BradW 06/19/15 03:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Simple Home Monitor Camera

OK, I've read up on some of the suggestions and I'm thinking I will have a problem with my slow internet connection. It is generally below 1M/s; probably about .7M/s. Those cameras seem to be just what I need, but they seem to be sending a lot of data down the wire.
BradW 06/19/15 07:56am Technology Corner
RE: Simple Home Monitor Camera

If you want simple........look at Dropcam........ ...... I will look at those. I've hear people talk about "Drop Cams", but I did not know what they were talking about. Thanks, Brad
BradW 06/18/15 02:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Simple Home Monitor Camera

As Clint said in "High Plains Drifter", "I wonder what took her so long to get mad?" :)
BradW 06/18/15 02:39pm Technology Corner
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