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RE: Prices for Diesel Fuel vs Gasoline

At the gouge and rip-off stations(next to the interstate Hwy) Diesel is $1.00 to $1.80 a gallon lower in price than Regular Gasoline 87 octane. At the stations away from the Interstate almost a dollar lower in price. In San Diego County, less than 3 miles from the U.S. Mexican Border.
PatrickA51 08/21/15 04:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Boondocking communities other than Q and Slabs?

Agree with others about Scadden Wash. It's remote enough yet close enough to the Big Tent Show and Shopping though I prefer Dome Rock and Roadrunner Wash more because they're a bit further away from the crowds. Mike Roadrunner is one of our favorite spots to go.
PatrickA51 08/16/15 12:31am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Chuck Roast Baked Potatoes

Super Dave That's cruel and inhumane treatment to post that picture. I wasn't hungry until I saw that picture. Looks great.
PatrickA51 07/12/15 07:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Boondocking in Sonora Pass, late June, 2015 -- that's Leavitt Peak on the skyline: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wkndN_Z_Ncg/VZ8Bu77OVbI/AAAAAAAAQYI/5kdanN3ANd0/s640/view%2Bfrom%2Bdoor.jpg height=400 width=600 Great picture wish it looked like that here. Might not be so humid also.
PatrickA51 07/12/15 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Not just the Gall Boys go Off Road : SLR Caravans

SLR normally make Off Road Motorhomes . In this case they are using a 6.7litre Ford Diesel to tow their smallish off Road Caravan http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsgrlfd8u0.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zpsewbaohpe.jpg Normal tow vehicle http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsijbrcyxn.jpg Vehicles very well built with clean looking interiorshttp://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsdqnithqd.jpg Nice looking set up.
PatrickA51 07/12/15 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Homemade Coffee

We just buy whatever beans Costco has in bulk for dark roast. And of course we do grind them but only because we have one of those expensive burr grinders from playing with good coffee around years ago. But when on the road to restock we just buy ground coffee since I'm not hauling around that huge bean grinder. And we see no difference assuming it is fresh coffee grounds. Our preparation consists of bringing a pot of water up to just below boiling and dumping the grounds in. Put a lid on, wait 5+ minutes, then pour into the mugs thru a hand held screen. We call this Cowboy Coffee. Dump the grounds out into a trash can, wipe out the pot, and you are done. This gives you the same coffee as the French Press method. All those contraptions do for you is push the grounds down out of the way so that you don't have to hand pour through a screen. I suspect that if those devices had been named something other than "French" they would not have near the mystique that they do. And remember, even bad coffee becomes pretty good together with a big greasy donutThis is the best coffee you will ever drink! Costco, or, Sam's sell terrific coffee beans in-bulk, to DIY your coffee grounds from! For the beginner(s) - just use a strainer0screen, or a white paper filter basket from your coffeemakers to filter it. Good advise here! What Skid Row Joe said Great advice. Starbucks aka Sixbucks Coffee is Garbage, you must have money to burn. I use Yuban,My Grandparents and my Parents always bought Yuban Coffee. $7.99 for a 48oz can is far better than buying a 12oz. Package of Starbucks for $8.99 on sale @ Ralph's Grocery. Or spending $2.95 for a 12oz, cup of Sixbucks coffee. Let the flames begin.:S
PatrickA51 07/12/15 03:02am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Who knew?

I ran across an article clicky and I wondered how many cast iron owners knew these amazing facts, so I am asking how many of you guys knew what the numbers on your cast iron, mean? Very interesting Thank You.
PatrickA51 07/11/15 10:33am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Using Upfitter switches to power my extra frig on the road?

What you're proposing could be done but is probably the most complex way of doing it. If it only runs on shore power then it's 120v AC, not 12v DC which is what you get from "upfitter switches". You would have to have an inverter somewhere to make the 120v AC. If you're going to install an inverter you might as well be able to use it for other things in the RV, like maybe watching TV with no hookups. The simplest place to connect the inverter is the RV battery bank, not a switch in the cab of the tow vehicle. That would result in a long wire run that would have to be fairly large wire to handle the current and distance. It would also require and additional electrical connector between the truck and trailer. Just put an inverter in the trailer, connect to the house battery(s), and wire it to the refrigerator outlet plus maybe a TV outlet or something. You would be better off installing a small 200W to 500W invertor, than using one of your Upfitter switches. Less power loss.
PatrickA51 07/05/15 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing new Progressive Dynamics converter

Never ever EVER put a switch or fuse device between an alternator and a battery. Interesting statement considering most all automobils have such a fuse device between the alternator and the rest of the vehicle. I know you can not see it..But I know what to look for. It is called a "Fusible Link". Try reading the ENTIRE response next time :) And FYI the alternator path to the battery has a fusible link but allows the alternator to feed chassis electrical. Sorta you know like keeps the alternator voltage regulator VOLTAGE SENSE LEAD WIRE feedback intact. This avoids full load dump and like a solar panel it is not in the realm of possibility that an alternator to ground short will compromise the wiring. But a battery to ground short is another story. Chopping off a loaded alternator is a death sentence to the alternator. Newer cars have a C connention (field report) at the reg that runs directly to the CPU ECU. Might a 200 volt load dump ring hurt the computer? Yeah you might say so. If a person insists on fusing an alternator use HUGE wire and size the fuse (not a breaker) for the wire capacity. I do hope this helps. Bravo :D
PatrickA51 06/20/15 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2

Wow, Bryan, those are pretty spectacular shots. I'm not a big flower guy, but I really do enjoy seeing wildflowers in places you wouldn't think you'd see them. Brian I have to agree with Mike, great pictures, what brand of Camera did you use for these pictures? Those are some great pictures.
PatrickA51 06/15/15 02:45am Truck Campers
RE: Smoked some chickens this weekend....

Only my third time smoking anything, and my first time using my new Masterbuilt propane smokerhttp://i.imgur.com/2D3BVuyl.jpg. I brined them for 24 hrs, then rinsed them off and let the skin dry up some in the fridge for 6 hrs. Stuck some butter under the skin, rubbed some exra virgin olive oil over 'em and sprinkled on some rub. Into the smoker for about 5 hrs. Tasted incredible, tender juicy and everyone loved 'em. I'm definitely hooked.... Sorry to say this "They look Nasty" but I bet they sure taste good. Looks like you have a great set up there. Looking at your pictures made me "Hungry" !
PatrickA51 06/14/15 05:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 99 vs. 395 to Yosemite

Hey, y'all -- a special request -- go easy on Paulj -- I owe him big time. He's the guy who (several years ago) tipped me off to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Canada, which was not on our radar screen at all. As a direct result of his advice, we were there on a cold clear September morning, in a deserted campground on the edge of a lake, after a snowy night: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1jH-MzN-XHk/Uqn67NHq-0I/AAAAAAAAJtQ/aMpW3W78vWs/s640/peter+lougheed+sunrise+sept+12+2012.jpg height=400 width=600 Perhaps the most spectacular moment of a six week trip to the Canadian Rockies, and that is saying a lot, as you can imagine. So I tend to take what he says very seriously! ;) I have to agree profdant139 I have driven in over Tioga Pass 395/120 and went out on 120 on the west side. They are both good. If it's your first time pulling a TT I wouldn't use it. We were on the 41 out of Fresno into Coarse Gold, south of Yosemite Great Road. Into and out of. INHO 99/41 is a lot better in or out.
PatrickA51 06/14/15 05:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yes it's my own D***N fault

Interesting. Thank You for posting. I have 6 6v. 220ah batteries in my RV been sitting since last Oct. I filled them with water a couple months ago(Feb.or Mar.) better go tomorrow and check them. Maybe be time to run the generator also :h :S. Again thanks for posting this reminder. Yes I did put SeaFoam in the tank before I parked the RV.
PatrickA51 06/03/15 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Gary's progress report.....

I like your sign on your blog People winging it! You and I think alike.
PatrickA51 05/31/15 07:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gary's progress report.....

Good to hear that you are progressing. Good Luck.
PatrickA51 05/31/15 10:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: where to drill fridge?

interesting topic
PatrickA51 05/27/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Why is Crater Lake a must-see?

To answer your question....Because it's Crater Lake.
PatrickA51 05/27/15 06:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Walt's RV Surplus Has Moved and has a new owner

Thanks for the info guy's Hope you all had a safe Memorial Day Weekend.
PatrickA51 05/26/15 01:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding safe location for boondocking

I am assuming you are talking about rural areas. First, anyone can be a victim almost anyplace. I try to just be vigilent and observant. If I feel uncomfortable I wouldn't camp there. Are other campers in the area? Do I feel comfortable around them? It is just like driving in a different town that I haven't been in before. If I walk into a store am I in my comfort zone? I don't think it is any one thing. I have to agree with the above statement. When DW and I boondock,we usually stay in BLM Campgrounds. We have stayed in several Wal Mart locations,but more often than not we stay in the BLM campgrounds, while traveling in our RV. Google RV Sue, she has a very interesting blog about Boondocking, Also Google MelloMike. He's also a moderator here and does a lot of boondocking. Whazoo also a member here has good info.
PatrickA51 05/24/15 09:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: High altitude & cloud-free camping in mid-August?

Dan Thank you for posting this thread. Don't know why I didn't see it before now. Thanks again. A lot more Boondocking ideas.
PatrickA51 05/22/15 12:13am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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