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RE: cheap seats for Durango

We stayed in the KOA Durango last summer and there was never a time we couldn't smell pot smoke, I guess that is the norm in CO. now. It was a less than desirable place to stay even though we watched a storm roll buy that just missed us that made for an amazing sunset.
1stgenfarmboy 06/22/17 01:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: whats your bumper carrying? bikes, spare tires, options

As soon as I got my new 2017 trailer home I cut off the factory thin bumper and welded on a 1/4 in wall bumper with some nice gussets, with the factory one mounted under it for Mr.Stinky, then welded a reciever to the new heavy bumper also with gussets. I wouldn't hesitate to haul most anything on it, and just to keep my hitch rack stable I drill and taped a 3/8 hole on top and on the side of the reciever to tighten down on the hitch tube for zero movement. I can snap a picture if anyone wants to see.
1stgenfarmboy 06/21/17 12:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How long will the batteries last

My TT does already have all led house lighting except for the little light in the vent hood, I did take a 3rd battery and all the things to charge, dump and refill but didn't find the need. and we did spend the days riding the motorcycle, bicycles and hiking in the southern Smokies and north NC, so we didn't spend the days milling around the campground and sitting in the camper. I did have at least a 160w of solar on my list of things I need but I will probsbly not get it now as I can't think of a time we will go longer than 7 days boondocking. I was wondering if I would be better off with a 2 6v GC batteries rather than 2 12v deep cycles. but after this trip I dought I change anything untill I have to.
1stgenfarmboy 06/20/17 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: How long will the batteries last

Why would I add 3-7 hundred bucks worth of solar If I can go a week without it. I had solar on my Lance TC, it was nice, but I don't have it on this TT. I am simply informing some new campers how long you can go without shore power, and dumping. way to help out though.......thanks.
1stgenfarmboy 06/19/17 03:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lance 2375 - July Traler Life Cover Story

Those look like a nice camper, but I have owned a lance and frankly I didn't see double the cost of the regular run of the mill TT in quality, and no way can I make it with a shower curtin, mine was stored inside and it was like the other 4 brands of TT I have owned when I sold it, a used camper. PS My run of the mill TT has 1,400 lb of gear storage over "wet" weight.
1stgenfarmboy 06/19/17 01:26pm Travel Trailers
How long will the batteries last

Some info on water and 12v usage when boondocking, without using fancy words and numbers.:W We just camped in Cataloochee NC for 6 days, no power hook up or water, I installed a second 12v deep cycle batt to go along with the factory one, my TT is a 2017 with a 48gl fresh water tank. we ran the fridge on LP along with the WH of corse, just my wife and I and the two little dogs on this trip. we took 3 showers each " military style " get wet soap up head to toe and rinse, on the other days we washed the stinky spots, we also washed up the dishes every night. If we were outside the TT we walked to the CG bathrooms so we didn't fill the black tank, but we had plenty of room left at the end of the 6 days. we used small magnetic led lights for house lights when we were in the TT after dark, unless we had lost something then we turned on the big lights. I grilled every night and she fixed sides in the outdoor kitchen. we also have a net dome that will cover the table and a 10x10 EZ-up canopy. when we left we had 1/2 of the fresh water left and at least half the 12v power left, we could have taken a shower every night and used the house lights more. If you don't waste any 12v or water I really think 10-12 days is doable if you use your potty for night time and emergency only and and use water sparingly you can still smell pretty good at the end of the stay. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 06/19/17 12:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone West Entrance WebCam

8:30 yellowstone time this morning the line was endless on 2 gates.
1stgenfarmboy 06/19/17 12:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds in the Badlands

We like the Custer area.
1stgenfarmboy 06/19/17 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 16 days till we hit the road!!!

Mike knows how to do it^^^^^ that right there is what it is about. My kids can talk for days about all the stuff we done as a family while traveling and camping, some sounds like an awefull time, like backpack camping for days in the rain along the AT, taking big trips in a jeep cherokee with just enough room to take a good deep breath in the car, jeep catching fire in Yellowstone, seeing all the bears tenting camping. But at the end of those stories they always say they would love to do it all over.
1stgenfarmboy 06/19/17 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway

In my opinion "YES " you will miss the best part of the parkway, 6 days is long enough to see the north part and Shenandoah N.P. Shanendoah N.P. is a really nice relaxing park as well, we have spent 3 days on three different trips in Shanendoah, it has the most black bears per square mile of any park in the lower 48 states, so practice bear food storage saftey. with that said the entire parkway is really nice, we love the BRP and travel on it as often as we can, we spent 18 days on the parkway in 2011 and could have spent more time. the southern end for sure south of Ashville is the highest elevation and thus my favorite part. Just think of it this way, you have a good reason to go back for another visit.
1stgenfarmboy 06/12/17 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 16 days till we hit the road!!!

I wish we could go along, Be safe and show those boys how to have fun. P.S. out last big trip with our kids was 11,000 miles in 32 days, My wife cried on the last day knowing it would be the last of the long trips with both the kids, my boy was 16 and starting a job when we got home, and my girl 11. We still took some trips with just her.
1stgenfarmboy 06/12/17 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: camping on the beach

We have stayed at the Red Coconut in Ft Myers FL a few times, it is hard to get a spot on the sand now, the monster busses seem to be the only ones in the choice places for some reason. 20 years ago they would put your camper on a pad with a tractor out on the beach, that was when it was awesome, but the last time we had to be on the second row from the sand.....it was not awesome.
1stgenfarmboy 06/12/17 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black water tank light says 2/3 full after draining

I realise most folks can't do this but after dumping at the CG I will fill my black tank 1/2 full and head home, I live on a farm so a tinny bit of yucky stuff in the cow pasture just blends right in, so when I get home I will fill the black tank the rest of the way up and hook up my super long hose and drain it into the gravel filled hole I have just for the times I use the camper after leaving the CG, there is a suprising amount of paper that comes out even after dumping at the campground, I would imagine if a guy could fill the black tank up before dumping at the CG it mite clean it better. I do the ice trick once a year just for the heck of it.
1stgenfarmboy 06/09/17 01:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike - May 2017

you know you could solve your problem by just hiking back to the south rim.. :B
1stgenfarmboy 06/09/17 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bahia Honda,Blue Water Key and Powerball next?

We are not beach goers, but if we were that place looks really nice.
1stgenfarmboy 06/09/17 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Crater Lake

Our friends are there now, most is still closed from snow, they are disapointed but they are full timing so they are going back later, same with Rainer, they had plans of heading up there but they got lots of snow this year.
1stgenfarmboy 06/08/17 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: heat ideas

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ and then send us some to see if they are OK.
1stgenfarmboy 05/25/17 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: heat ideas

We have a Mr Heater Buddy made for tents, we have used for 8 years in tents, truck campers, and now if I need to the TT, just open a window a couple inches and crack open the top vent, you camper should have a carbon monoxide alarm along with the shut off on the heater.
1stgenfarmboy 05/24/17 03:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cataloochee CG info

No dump is not a problem for us as long as you know it before hand.
1stgenfarmboy 05/23/17 03:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What will happen?

To myself a better idea would be to pick up a 15 pass van rip out the seats, tent the windows dark set it up for 4 hammocks, pick up a 10x10 ez-up canopy and some camping gear and head out staying only State Parks and National Parks if they can't fine free camping elswhere, they will rack up quite a fuel bill alone on a trip like this, they will need to cook all they can as food can cost 1/3 or more of a trip. We camped beside a group of 6 guys is Sequoia last year, they were right out of HS tenting across the country, we talked to them for a while and it sounded like they were having an awesome trip, they were from the north/east. one thing I always tell young folks that want to go on an adventure is, In most SP/NP's you will have no phone signal so you need to be prepaired to use a map to navagate with and get the future plans made when you have a signal, don't wate till you get all snuggled up and think you are going to surf the web. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 05/23/17 02:40pm Travel Trailers
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