We have a 1985 Lance 920 (11'3"). We've had it for 12 years and have been pretty happy with it but we are untested in upgrading to get more creature comforts like A/C, electric jacks, generator, N/S bed, etc. we have found two campers locally that are interesting. But are 11'6" Alpenlite campers, one a 1994 and a 1999. The 99 has a stable lift and generator and isn't much more than the 1994, but the 94 looks like new inside and out, has been stored indoors, and is for sale by the original owners.
Just looking for opinions on Alpenlites and wondering if there are any significant differences between the years.
P.S. Both have aluminum frames according to the owners.
We have an Innova Helios II Ex inflatable. Together we have 600 lbs in the boat and it does well in lakes and class 1-2 rivers. If we want to go class 3, I have a Perception Overflow X and she has a 12' Perception sit on top boat with knee and back braces.
We also have a Sea Eagle 9 which is a VERY good boat for the price we have used it for many years and it still looks like new and has never leaked. Sea Eagle also makes some kayaks that you might like.
It's true that our hard shell boats outperform the inflatables in handling, but transportation and flotation is so good that it is well worth the trade off for us.
We used to have a really nice Four Winns 210 Horizon with a 340hp motor. We had to come in between two docks lined with boats, turn 180 degrees, and slip between two boats to dock. I was coming in and the motor started to stall just as I was initiating the spin. I gave it a little more throttle to prevent the stall. I had given more than I thought and all 340 horses woke up! The boat leaned hard to one side and the stern leapt towards the dock. I hit reverse and the boat stopped perfectly parallel and a few inches from the dock. Everyone thought I did it on purpose and was quite skilled. My wife was the only one who knew my mistake. :)
Aw man. When I saw the thread title, I thought someone was making an RV out of a Bowler Wildcat offroader. I can't do links from my IPad, but if you search Bowler Wildcat you'll find it. If you have Netflix, there are two Top Gear episodes featuring it.
What do these do? I've seen the stable loads mounted to the bump stops which are a few inches long and engage the springs sooner. They look to me like an inexpensive alternative to re-archng springs.
Your idea *sounds* like the same idea, but *looks* too thin to make a difference like the other ones do. Do these make a difference? Also, could a hockey puck work? They're strong enough to use for Jeep body lifts.
I forget every time. Just this weekend I put the camper on for the season and ended up crawling underneath to take the plate off of the truck.
The only thing I've considered are the heavy magnets that car dealers use.
Thanks for the responses. The two biggest problems I run into are close pictures of dirt and long landscape shots.
For dirt pics, it is difficult to see differences in texture and color. Everything seems to look the same unless I get really close (within inches). For the long shots, everything flattens out and it looks like a 50m tall hill 200m away is the same size and distance as a garbage can right in front of me.
Hi all, I'm looking for suggestions for a point and shoot camera.
I am a student and environmental educator. I create a lot of original work online and in the form of technical papers. I currently use the camera on my Samsung Galaxy S3 which does a good job and has the added bonus of being able to add pictures directly to my Google Drive directories. However, the photo quality is a little too unevolved for some of my work. To be specific, there is not enough contrast and the depth of field is permanently set to infinity. It's what you'd expect for a camera trying to do everything.
I am considering buying a point and shoot to improve picture quality but I have a lot of 'wants':
1) Compact size. I am in the field for 20-40 hours a week so I want something little that can slip in the pocket of a pair of cargo shorts.
2) Picture quality. The whole reason for buying a new camera is so that I can get better contrast and better focusing. My pictures are taken primarily outdoors and are of exciting things like leaves, dirt, stream beds, rocks, rulers, my rock hammer, and students looking at the aforementioned items.
3) Speed. I can't be waiting for the thing to 'become ready'. My phone is ready almost instantly.
4) Cost. I spend a fortune on tuition and field supplies, so I can't spend several hundred on a camera.
Thanks for any suggestions.
I loaded the camper on the truck today and while attaching my tie downs, I noticed a white film on the underside of the wings. A chill came over me as I recalled a post I read on the forums last week about dead batteries rupturing, while the image of my fantastic vent left in the 'on' position all winter flashed in my head. Sure enough, my batteries had ruptured.
I pulled them out and made a thick mixture of baking soda and water. I basted the battery box and the underside of the wings with the mixture and thoroughly rinsed the area. Is there anything else I need to do?
On a related note, how do I dispose of these batteries? I have heavy, leaky, corrosive items that I really don't want spilled all over my vehicle. Will a Rubbermaid container work?