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RE: Ordred a Jayco X17Z

I love my 17Z. I haul it with empty tanks and fill the water tank on arrival. Most campgrounds have a water spigot somewhere and I carry a long hose. I use the dump station when I leave so I'm again hauling empty. I keep a strict watch on luggage to avoid going over the CC weight limit, which is posted inside the door. I also don't want to go over or even too close to the weight rating of the tow vehicle because weight = gas (not to mention brakes, engine wear, safety issues, etc.). So I bought a Nook to replace the library I used to carry. I don't bring cases of soft drinks or carry more than 2 gallons of drinking water at a time. I bought a new, lighter laptop. I don't use very many canned goods. I weigh the luggage before leaving town, each trip. But then, I'm nuts. Enjoy your trailer! And enjoy traveling light!
Dernhelm 03/10/15 03:55pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Rest Stop vs. The Hills Have Eyes

I used to spend a lot more nights boondocking than I do right now. I had favorite off-road spots to sleep. A couple were probably on private property, but in spots worn flat by trucks. I was never hassled by owners, it was dark and private. This last trip I slept in 3 "rest areas." 2 of them were slightly noisy with idling trucks, but the other was dark and quiet. It just happened that that one had more RVs than semis. That was the only place I had a problem with a jerk! Now to be fair to the jerk, I'm pretty certain he just pulled off there because he knew he was drunk and needed a place to rest, but then he decided that hassling another RVer (not me - I love my big dog) and throwing up near her rig were a good idea! On this trip I also boondocked in a quiet parking lot and off the road at an exit. Quiet and no problems either place. I don't carry a gun when traveling (too many state lines!) but I sleep with the truck's panic button at hand. Hope that helps.
Dernhelm 10/21/14 02:15pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Can you identify this car?

Oh cool, I think you're right and Dave got it. Thanks so much for your efforts!! One of my clients is an archaeologist; he was out there recently and wanted to know. He's considering surveying the site.
Dernhelm 06/02/14 03:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Can you identify this car?

It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but the nose has a pronounced point. And many thanks for getting the picture to post for me!!
Dernhelm 05/28/14 04:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Can you identify this car?

That didn't work. How about this? http://tinyurl.com/mt6xgy8
Dernhelm 05/28/14 03:40pm Around the Campfire
Can you identify this car?

This old car was used as part of a retaining wall at the Tempaiute mine near Rachel NV. You're looking at as much of it as is visible. Can any of you identify the make/model? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154217284340441&l=062bb99fb2 This is an FB photo but you don't need an account to look at it Thanks for your help!
Dernhelm 05/28/14 03:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Remembering April 27, 2011 in Alabama

Do I ever remember! I was on the road in AL on a friend's motorcycle. Unbelievable weather and we missed the worst of it, though ALL of my AL family (3 nieces, assorted great-nephews/nieces, brother etc.) were affected. One of them found a neighbor's BBQ on her roof!
Dernhelm 04/28/14 07:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Heading out west - snake precautions.

I hike and camp in snake country with the dogs all the time. Keep your dogs on a 6-7 foot leash (NOT a 25' Flexi!) and don't let them walk where you can't see their feet or stick their noses where you can't see. Snakes hide under things and mostly just want to stay out of your way. Simple precautions: Don't take walks after dark, snakes are generally nocturnal Keep your dog on leash Don't reach, sniff or step where you can't see Don't panic! If you see a snake, walk away. Have fun!
Dernhelm 04/21/14 12:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Diatomaceous Earth?

I used to use the brand "Penguin Down Dry Die." Great name. Stuff worked like a charm. It's fairly heavy and falls out of the air easily so if you take normal precautions while spreading it you shouldn't have any problems.
Dernhelm 04/21/14 12:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: There are x's it's unfortunate I can't bring a sis 4 Calvin

Maybe if you got Calvin a small friend (a Maltese?) he could carry his friend around in a backpack :-)
Dernhelm 04/16/14 12:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New Family Members

Thanks y'all, for fixing my pictures! The new pooches are a lot of fun and are keeping me busy. Watch this space for more of their adventures. And please cross your fingers for Belle's safe recovery.
Dernhelm 04/15/14 09:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Sometimes, a dog is just a dog?

That Time is never any fun, even when it's the Right Time. We feel for you (even if you don't need it )
Dernhelm 04/15/14 02:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New Family Members

Well rats, the pix didn't work. Here's an open FB link https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154051489750441&l=b0278f9ed1 No FB required to view the picture
Dernhelm 04/15/14 01:54pm RV Pet Stop
New Family Members

We lost our beloved Erkenbrand very unexpectedly in January. Now we've welcomed two lovely new family members from the good folks at Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada. Amroth is a 6 year old, well-trained, well-loved and lovable male. His only challenge is that he weighed in at about 114 when he came in to rescue and the vet says we should be shooting for about 85 pounds. We're getting there with long walks, tennis balls and a diet. His is not a sob story, except that he came into rescue because his family grew old and feeble and went into care, where they couldn't take him. They loved him enough to find him a new, active family. Belle (short for Belladonna Took) is another story. She's only 14 mos. old and nearly died of peritonitis and starvation caused by ingested baby toys. After 3 weeks in a hospital, we're up to "she might survive." At 45 pounds, she needs to gain all the weight that Amroth needs to lose. I wish we could just transfer it while they're sleeping next to each other. GRRSN.org is paying her medical bills and prescription food costs. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154051489760441&l=c6e3d75b4b https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154051489750441&l=b0278f9ed1
Dernhelm 04/15/14 01:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Anyone who's up right now go outside and check out the moon!

We had a fabulous, gorgeous view here in Las Vegas NV and stayed up 3 hours watching the whole thing with binocs. Gorgeous.
Dernhelm 04/15/14 01:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Moon!

That is EXTREMELY cool. Oh, and BTW, I love your sig.
Dernhelm 04/15/14 01:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Battery Replacement Problem

Update: Recently took the rig out for two weekends. I dug out the dvd that came with the brakes and thoroughly reviewed how to set them. All is now great so I'm pretty sure that Bill & Kate had the correct answer. Thanks for your help, everybody! Oh, and I bought a lock for the battery box
Dernhelm 04/02/14 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a book

YES! YES! That's it. Looks like no new editions since 2006? Oh well I suppose the roads haven't moved much..... Thanks tons for your help.
Dernhelm 04/02/14 01:14pm Around the Campfire
Looking for a book

Somewhere out there is road atlas (?) that details high passes to help one plan a route. Can anybody tell me what book this is or was? I didn't see anything like it at Camping World this weekend. I'm sure I've seen one around somewhere...... Any recommendations appreciated. Please feel free to move this post if it's in the wrong place. Thanks!
Dernhelm 04/02/14 01:00pm Around the Campfire
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