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RE: Start looking for a boondocking site: eclipse (Aug 21 2017)

1,000 Oregon campsites available directly in the path of totality. http://www.philomathrodeo.org/eclipse/http://www.philomathrodeo.org/eclipse/ No guarantee on clear weather. Philomath is immediately adjacent to the west of Corvallis, and only 20 minutes from I5. I have no affiliation with the organization in the above link. Resurrecting this topic: The number of people expected in Oregon is huge. I'm wondering how easy it will be to just boondock along a side road off US 26 in central Oregon the night before the eclipse. Certainly there are no actual campsites open anywhere in that region. Any ideas from you Oregoners?
ICamel 05/15/17 01:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Where is Bagman?

tOSU...........can I have my heart back? TooManyTents, yes the same OSU that beat Oregon like a dusty rug in the 2014 Nat'l Championship game and the same OSU team that beat Oregon the last time they met in the Rose Bowl. Yes, that OSU!
ICamel 04/24/17 01:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Adding Slide Toppers

YouTube has some excellent "how to install" videos for RV Awnings.
ICamel 04/24/17 01:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Inflatable Boat and 5th wheel

Some people with 5th wheels and inflatable boats build an enclosure under the RV for the boat. I did that when we had a 5'r. Made the exterior skin out of poly-carbonate roofing panels. Frame was made with aluminum L-bar. I carried the outboard motor attached to a wood T-piece that fit into the stake holder in the pickup bed rail just behind the drivers side of the cab so it traveled upright.
ICamel 04/07/17 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: propane tank

What jerryjay11 wrote! Most RV's have a spot where supply lines run through the floor and all you have to do is remove the foam sealant, run your line, and re-seal the hole. If your RV has a CO(Carbon Monoxide) detector buy a second one and mount it at the opposite end of the RV. If your RV doesn't have a CO detector, buy two. You are better off finding a way to run the LP line from outside the RV.
ICamel 03/26/17 01:57pm Tech Issues
RE: CPAP Machines RV's

I have been camping using my CPAP(Resmed S8 + Humidaire 3i) since 2008. I need the humidification and almost exclusively dry camp. My solution was 2 Group 27 batteries connected to a 300/600W pure sine wave inverter to power the CPAP. When we had a 5th wheel the batteries were stored under the bed. With the truck camper they fit nicely inside a "hamper" next to the bed. I connect the batteries to a charger/maintainer so they are fully charged for my next camping trip as the RV is parked next to the house and shore power plugged in. I can get four nights of sleep out of the two batteries without needing a recharge. If I camp longer, I use our Honda EU2000i generator plus a battery charger that I carry to recharge. Yes I know that the CPAP can be powered directly from the batteries without an inverter, but you can't do that and use the humidifier. And for you willy-nilly's out there, I provide adequate ventilation to the batteries when they are being charged.
ICamel 03/24/17 02:34pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: rear camera on Arctic Fox picture

My camper is presently under cover so I can't take a photograph, but here is what I did. Mounted the camera to a bracket that is attached to the ladder tube frame. It projects out to the right from the ladder so their is no impediment to using the ladder. As you can see there is very close access to the marker light. https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3770/33173126750_cbd37bb0ed_z.jpgCapture by camelwhit, on Flickr This is the bracket(called bull bar bracket). It is designed for mounting a light bar to a vehicle. You will need the 1" diameter size(measure the diameter of your ladder tube to be sure). I only had to drill one extra hole in the bracket arm to attach the camera to it. You can find this on eBay. https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3894/33173126820_c8fe5036c2.jpgCapture1 by camelwhit, on Flickr
ICamel 03/20/17 01:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Pancake in a Can

Fry up a batch at home. Freeze what you don't eat in a ziploc bag that contains however many you plan to eat at a time. Take out of the freezer the night before. Heat and eat the next morning. No muss, no fuss, very little cleanup. It is what the wife does at home. If you have a microwave it is all that much simpler. You can do the same with waffles. Our grandsons call pancakes "flat waffles".
ICamel 03/16/17 02:09pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Vinyl tile backsplash -- Not Smart Tiles???

We did this DIY in our sticks & bricks kitchen. They wouldn't hold to the vertical surface for very long. Added some Gorilla Glue to the back and they held quite well. You might need to hold the tiles in place with some masking tape while the glue sets. Used "J-trim" molding to go around the outside edge of the tiles. Looks great!
ICamel 03/09/17 11:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: wave 3 heater

From the Wave Heater User Guide https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2824/32315093664_95d4f4a044_o.jpg
ICamel 02/27/17 07:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Crescent Lake, Deschutes Nat'l Forest

If water is a concern, Spring Campground is less than 3.5 miles by road and you will drive right past it on the way in and way out. It has potable water pressurized faucets. Since both campgrounds are managed by Hoodoo Recreation it shouldn't be an issue to fill up your totes. Check with the campground host when you get there. Dry camping is a great way to become proficient at water conservation!
ICamel 02/24/17 06:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Crescent Lake, Deschutes Nat'l Forest

Here are two views so you can identify your campsite on the map and then see what it looks like on Google Earth. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2699/32938318742_2c2ea163be_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3706/32938318532_d2779b70ce_b.jpg
ICamel 02/24/17 12:59pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How fast did you get your Torklift stuff?

Another Amazon Prime customer. Ordered on 5/24/16. Back mounts shipped the same day from a distributor and arrived on 5/26. Front mounts shipped the next day from Amazon and arrived 5/27. Of course they had them in stock at the time.
ICamel 02/23/17 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacement locks for compartments?

I recently had our TC into the dealer for some warranty work. The compartment where the remote jacks control and remote are located is only accessible with the Global Link key. When I went to pick up the camper the workers had to hunt down the service guy who had the only keys to the rig so they could jack up the camper and remove the trailer it was sitting on, since their CH751 key wouldn't open the compartment door. I guess they didn't think to ask me for the key!
ICamel 02/15/17 11:45am General RVing Issues
RE: External hard Drive for Dish VIP 211K

I bought this (2Tb) in 2015 for a VIP211K. It did have the external power adaptor. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HFRWXV0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
ICamel 02/14/17 02:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Memory foam mattress recommendations.

Lastingimpressionsfoam.com Best improvement we have made to our RV's. Bought it for the 5th wheel we had and when we traded it for our TC we told the salesperson that it was going to be traded out from the 5'r to the Arctic Fox. We went with the 10" thick. No more sore back in the morning.
ICamel 02/13/17 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Crescent Lake, Deschutes Nat'l Forest

You might consider reserving a spot at the Crescent Junction RV Park. It's only 3 miles to the lake and you can use the Resort boat launch at no charge. Water, electric, and sewer hookups. Also quick access to the amenities such as fuel, groceries, food. I have stayed there multiple times and can recommend them. Not quite the experience of campground or boondocking camping but it might be your best option for the timing you require.
ICamel 02/10/17 12:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Replacement locks for compartments?

If your RV entry door latch mechanism is made by Global Link, you can key lock the baggage doors with the same key as the entry door. It's what I did with mine. One less key to carry around. http://www.rvlocksandmore.com/Global-Link-and-Fastec-FIC-Brand-RV-Locks-and-Keys/CH-751-CK-330/CLB-Cam-Lock-Barrel?whence=#.WJ4MOFUrK00
ICamel 02/10/17 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Hankook 19.5 Tires on Your Pickup Tires?

This is what I am running 245-70R/19.5 BSW - Hercules H-702 14 Ply Rated - Load Range G Load rating: 3640# @ 80psi 3740# @ 85psi 3890# @ 90psi 4080# @ 95psi 4190# @ 100psi 4335# @ 105psi 4540# @ 110psi Road singing isn't objectionable, and they should last a long time.
ICamel 02/06/17 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: On Board Generator vs Portable Generator

X2 My travel trailer came with an Onan 2500 LP built in. I also use my Honda 2000i and always bring it with me camping. Pros: Honda is portable, take it anywhere or don't, its quiet, long run time. Onan LP super convenient push button, built in, no theft, no gummed up carb if it sits. Cons: Honda wants to grow legs so you have to chain it down, limited power, lug it along. Onan LP eats propane under load, more noisy and some vibration since its mounted on the trailer.
ICamel 12/23/16 11:12am General RVing Issues
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