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RE: Overnighting-while-Urban, or OU

Hi Ya Silver! Hey I was thinking of putting a tow bar on the front of my truck. To stealth camp I could pull up behind the car in front of me , parked on the street, let the tow bar down to their rear bumper and voila, I'm a toad! No camo needed. I can see that now. Your big GMC/Chevy behind a Honda Accord with a trailer hitch on it. LOL ROFLMAO :h
PatrickA51 04/16/15 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Another Blowout Report

I had a blowout on my old trailer -- it tore up the wheel well. So when I got my new trailer, I used gorilla glue to fasten thick slabs of truck mud flaps, cut to shape, inside the wheel well, as a sort of armor. I don't know if it will stand up to a blowout -- I hope I never find out -- but if you are interested in armoring your wheel wells, here is how I did it: Armor That's a great Idea. Looks good. I read your post on your blog. Patrick
PatrickA51 04/16/15 01:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Bodii. Ca.

All of the above are correct. Well worth going down the dirt road to get there. If you have a Toad use it to get there, take your RV down that road and you will feel like you filings in your teeth are going to fall out. Wash board road is as close as you can get to a good description of the road. There are several nice campgrounds in and around Bridgeport CA.
PatrickA51 04/14/15 05:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: towing with Ford V10

A couple thoughts. The Ford V10 is a revving motor. The Ford E450 is rated to 22000 pounds GCVWR - it will handle what you're pulling. You might want to run it w/ the Tow/Haul mode on and see how it works for you. This may sound stupid, "But Just what is "Tow/Haul Mode" ? Do you mean setting the Cruise Control? Any brain dead person knows that if you are pulling a Grade of any kind that while you are driving a Motor Home, RV even a Pick Up Truck up for example on Cajon Pass or Conway Summit in California, even if you are not towing anything that you turn off the cruise control.
PatrickA51 04/14/15 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toilet paper - household vs. RV

We use this and we have never had a problem with it clogging the black water tank. I think we have been using it ever since we bought our RV in 2006. Or at least we have been using Quilted Northern it seems like forever. What ever keeps "SWMbO" happy is what we use. Why buy two kinds of Toilet Paper? :h All it does is go down the drain :B.
PatrickA51 04/14/15 12:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Homemade Coffee

Peet's Coffee $8.65 for a 12oz.package.
PatrickA51 04/12/15 11:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: TR: Wolf Creek meets Calf Creek

Great pictures, excellent trip report. Thank you for posting them.
PatrickA51 04/11/15 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: Onan 4KY on a 2001 Minni Winnie would not run until!!

Great post. Thank You. You "Ain't Just Whistling Dixie" on the above post.
PatrickA51 04/04/15 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Bad year ahead for Yosemite National Park

In the mid to late '60s, my family took a vacation to Colorado. One of the places we visited was Seven Falls. They had wooden steps up to the top. My step-father challenged me to climb it with him. (He had been a Navy Corpsman at Iwo Jima and one other island battle that I don't remember.) When we got to the top the stream was a trickle about 4" wide. The falls were fed by a pipe running from a large tank fed by a pond/reservoir. Clearly, being that the fall were the attraction, and knowing that the climate is not stable, they had planned ahead. I moved from CA to AZ for a reason. ;) LS Well put about moving to AZ, were not far behind.
PatrickA51 04/01/15 11:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can I go through car wash with solar panels on my roofrack?

I have run my RV thru the Blue Beacon Truck Wash I have Solar panels on my RV have never had a problem with them.
PatrickA51 04/01/15 12:34am Tech Issues
RE: Wow! Tires...

Discount Tire does it for me. A variety of tires, good service. You should think of your small C as a truck when buying tires. When I talk about driving mine, I call it The Truck. When I talk about the living quarters, it is The Camper. :-) I buy all of my tires from Discount Tire. I don't care where you are in the United States, they stand behind them. My Pick-Up My RV, and SWMbO's aka "She Who Must be Obeyed" Van all tires were bought at the same Discount Tire Store. Last year we were on a trip and had an inside dual go flat. When we got home I went to the shop I use, I replaced all 7 of my tires. I paid for 6 tires and they replace the 7h Tire for no charge.
PatrickA51 03/30/15 06:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2

LabMan1945, Good idea to not hijack the thread. For photo info, try http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/15775751.cfm For the scale tricks, try carrying a coin in your camera case. That way, it will be there when you need it. Great idea. :B
PatrickA51 03/27/15 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: April in the California Coast Ranges

Silver and everyone else, Don't feel bad that you haven't seen this region. I live here and have not seen it all! This trip report demonstrates that there is way more to even this small portion of California than the typical tourist spots. Thanks for the get-well wishes. I hope to be able to walk and drive again soon. Yes you are right. There are a lot of us that live in the "Golden State" and that have not seen California's Gold as Huell Houser used to say. Join us on Our Adventure In Search of California's Gold.
PatrickA51 03/27/15 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2

Yes, I can enjoy them without their names. However, as a retired reference librarian, not knowing the answer bugs me. So... CalFlora has photographs and observation records. The pink bush is Prunus andersonii, Desert Peach, and has been observed on Pine Creek Road and that is where I took the photo. Bingo!Excellent. Then you will enjoy this thread too. As stated before, I am certainly not the final answer, especially in a state I have never lived in. For me it is fun and I like bugs too! I did check out the Calflora site and it is a closed group. Looks interesting! b Boy what enjaoable pictures, America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2 I have a question, where is a link to part 1? excellent pictures. Here's link to America's wildflowers Part 1. No sure if the b's first spate of photos is showing up ... it's not for me ... but other photos are there.Thank you for posting the link. It says the post is closed. I was able to get to see some of the pictures thanks. The sanctimonious few have struck again.
PatrickA51 03/26/15 09:07pm Truck Campers
RE: America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2

Yes, I can enjoy them without their names. However, as a retired reference librarian, not knowing the answer bugs me. So... CalFlora has photographs and observation records. The pink bush is Prunus andersonii, Desert Peach, and has been observed on Pine Creek Road and that is where I took the photo. Bingo!Excellent. Then you will enjoy this thread too. As stated before, I am certainly not the final answer, especially in a state I have never lived in. For me it is fun and I like bugs too! I did check out the Calflora site and it is a closed group. Looks interesting! b Boy what enjaoable pictures, America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2 I have a question, where is a link to part 1? excellent pictures.
PatrickA51 03/26/15 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: CPAP 12vdc

I have a 120vac CPAP machine which is 15 years old. It draws 2A for the blower and 2A for the water heater. I do not have an inverter in my new Lance 1040. What make and model of CPAP machine operating on 12vdc with a standard plug have you used successfully? I know I will probably have to forgo the water heater. I would look here. I have been using a Repironics Bi-Pap Machine for as long as I have been on Cpap Therapy. Over 10yrs. now. The company in that link sells everything you will ever need.
PatrickA51 03/23/15 12:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Beware of older motorhomes with low mileage!

Go on line and Look here They stock all kinds of parts for Ford GM Dodge. Good Luck
PatrickA51 03/14/15 03:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Altitude sickness

Take altitude sickness seriously; the advanced stages of it can kill you. Even the early stages are a pain, as you have discovered. I have had troubles with it for years, usually cope with the "climb high, sleep low" method. For me, this can be hiking at 10K+ feet and going back down the hill to a camp at 7K feet in California's Eastern Sierra. The problem for me does seem to be getting worse as I age. Reputable info can be found online at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/altitude-illness U.S. National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000133.htm Good luck! I went to my family doctor after suffering a bout with Altitude Sickness, she also said I have A Fib. I would say go get checked out. (I know that this is an older post but here lately a lot of posts are showing up in my Junk or Bulk Mail folders)
PatrickA51 03/08/15 03:06pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Boondocking Tips

We've been living without hookups full-time for nearly 8 years, and I recently put together a blog post describing all the things we've learned about how to boondock happily and comfortably. I'm hoping some of the tips will be helpful to a few folks here... RV Boondocking - How to Live Off the Grid in an RV Very interesting, thank you for posting.
PatrickA51 02/04/15 05:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: War of the Worlds, a photoposé of the Page area

Oh Whazoo, I had terrible TC forum despair when you went missing, :( But now all is better. Don't do that again, please. Outstanding photos and story line (as always). But then, what else did you have to do while camping out there in the snow?? ;) The best part, how you put to shame all those who winterized their rigs because they think it is too cold and snowy to go play outdoors. Welcome back :B I think Everybody Did !!!!:W
PatrickA51 02/02/15 09:56pm Truck Campers
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