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RE: Need tips and experiences for first time winter camping.

Here is what has worked for us. at about 0 degrees the main water line from the pump to the kitchen/water heater would freeze. I installed a computer fan that now directs heat to the area, no more problems. Our tanks are heated. We have been in temperatures to 15 below. At 15 below we call it quits. Its not worth it and at at temperature below 10 below our propane regulator freezes and the game is over we go to a motel or home, whichever is closer. Yes, we have cold weather gear but its emergency use only. As long as we have propane, which in 0 degree weather our 30# tank lasts 3 days, all systems are operating as they should. I carry a spare 5# tank. If our furnace malfunctions, I carry RV anti freeze that I would pump into the system, drain the water tanks and the holding tanks asap with RV antifreeze. If you cannot find any other place to dump, virtually all waste water treatment plants have an disposal dump that RV's can use. I think the idea of trying out your camper at home is a good one. Good luck.
Oldtymeflyr 11/26/16 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: What suspension upgrades i should consider for my truck?

Those dually's are heavy duty. There is a big difference between a SRW and DRW, even if they might have the same or close to the same ratings. We had a GMC and did nothing to the suspension to load it with the biggest Lance and towed a 6000 pound boat. The suspension needed nothing. I doubt if you will have to do anything, but a hitch extension, see Etrailer for that.
Oldtymeflyr 11/14/16 10:54am Truck Campers
RE: Storing a softside with the top up or down?

We purchased our outfitter in 2009. I asked about it at that time and the answer was that it did not matter one way or the other. It seemed to be that If the camper was put away wet, as in a trip that it should be aired out. We have kept the top up or down (in all seasons) as we need it and its holding up well. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/26/16 03:36pm Truck Campers
RE: New Video

Good vid. The music was good, upbeat and added to the view. Now the tough questions where is this? Thanks. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/23/16 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: RV crash, sad outcome!

How did that happen? Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/19/16 09:05am General RVing Issues
RE: RV crash, sad outcome!

I buy stuff at HF, but, well..... If you are going to use a torque wrench, its a tool that should be accurate. I have had good experiences with Craftsman torque wrenches, I have two and they have been accurate and reliable. I like that torque adapter. Good luck. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/18/16 01:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: West Virginia

We like those back country roads and the small towns. It goes without saying that we have beautiful mountains in Colorado, the mountains of West Virginia are just as beautiful. There are many great views in the eastern mountains. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/16/16 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: Do you unload you camper from truck when camping?

With electric jacks, I do not hesitate to take the camper off. Even if we are staying just one night, but are going to scout around, off it comes. It does take about 30 minutes off and the same for on. I do not use a spotter, I know where it goes (I have maybe 1 1/2 inches at the most, both sides together.) and just take it easy loading it onto the truck. My wife prefers it off and its easier to use the camper. I have no special lines or lasers etc., I just know where things line up and go slow. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/15/16 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: West Virginia

West Virginia is a great place to visit. We have been there a few times and its been very enjoyable. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/15/16 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: Summer camping in Idahome picture portfolio, and getting old

Whazoo: Thanks, always fun. Is your wife taking some of the pictures or are you using a remote. Also, Would be happy to visit you at Outfitter for a meet and greet. Maybe some other people would like to so as well and in the process up and buy you a Dolly Madison baked good and some coffee. Lots of ands, but then you did not use them all up in your trail report. Thanks. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/06/16 06:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Lake Superior Circle Tour TR (pic heavy)

Good trip. My wife and I did it in 1973. That picture of the Bridge is a very good one. Thanks. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 09/20/16 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip report : Norway in the truck camper

Wow! Good TR. Thanks. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 09/20/16 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping well below freezing - Sweden over winter

One issue is the propane regulator, it may very well freeze, we have had that happen and of course things don't get warmer. (The Dakotas 2015, that was 41 below zero, we hit the motel.) Our other problem in very low temperatures was a freezing water line, added a 12v 2" computer fan and that circulate heated air to the right location. Tanks, we will put in window washer fluid or the non toxic anti freeze. People stay in mobile homes in these sever low temperatures, no reason that a TC cannot do it with the proper set up. If electricity is available I would use it for heating and cooking--no flame and put insulated covers over the TC, like are used to insulate concrete. Its still cold. Good Luck.
Oldtymeflyr 09/19/16 07:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Disposal?

I would suggest listing it for $50 and see what happens. Free can cause lots of problems. Some of the car recyclers will take an RV, I know that Colorado Auto Parts has a few. Also, Five R specializes in RV recycling. Otherwise, see what Waste Management policy is on taking it at one of their transfer sites. Also, Douglas county has a disposal site just north east of Sedalia. It its a go, put it on a flat bed and haul it to the dump.
Oldtymeflyr 09/14/16 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Advice wanted for RV Park near fly fishing

Why tie yourself down. At first you will probably want to move around a little. To check out an area, locate the fly shops. Visit the shop and you will get as good a local information as you can. Then work to find an RV site that is close to where you would like to fish. For instance in Tucson there is Dry Creek Outfitters. Phoenix is warmer but there are still fly shops in the area. Also, books such as "Guide to Fly Fishing in Arizona" will have tons of locations then work backwards to an RV site. New Mexico is just too cold for winter fly fishing for trout, kinda icy. I have a lot of guide books and have found them useful. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 09/06/16 01:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dually Chains?

I don't like chains. I carry a set for the rear axle, we do have 4 x 4 which makes a big difference. We have not used the chains for maybe 10 years, and that is fine with me. In bad weather, there are two overwhelming issues that must be considered, visibility and the other vehicles. The road may be clogged with stuck vehicles and just because you can move does not mean that there is any place you can go. Just one truck across a two lanes in the middle of nowhere and its time to so something else. Classic case a spring storm on 285 south of Cumo Colorado, the road was snow packed, some blowing snow, visibility maybe 1/4 mile, not much traffic, but a small semi lost it on the first curve/downgrade south of Como. The road was blocked. If you know the area, there are not a lot of options. We returned to Arapahoe Hills.
Oldtymeflyr 09/06/16 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: cast iron burner

We have used that for fish boils and brewing beer. Put a cast iron griddle on it and cook a steak, I bet it would taste great.
Oldtymeflyr 08/25/16 07:01pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How we make RV pizza

We have both and oven and Cobb grill and will use the Cobb in the summer and the oven in the colder season. Its fun to make Pizza while camping and it tastes good.
Oldtymeflyr 08/25/16 06:51pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Best lobster in Maine

As far as I am concerned there is no best. The people of Maine take their Lobster seriously and present it right. Just about anywhere is great.
Oldtymeflyr 08/19/16 02:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire inflation

Buy a 120V compressor. First is just much more powerful and durable. Secondly its cheaper. BTW, I use an old MV50 compressor that is the first 12v compressor that I have owned to actually work more than once on our 80psi tires. I like the Viair products but frankly the 120V contractor models are inherently more robust. Having a TC the most we can carry is a 12v model. Good luck.
Oldtymeflyr 08/17/16 03:31pm Beginning RVing
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