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RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Where is it looks great? That is Jim Sprick Park in the Nile Valley of Wa State. Nice site for large organized events. The PNW4WDA holds the Jamboree there, and their annual forest cleanup
TJDave 10/20/13 11:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

1. Get the best spot 2. Spread out 3. Wait for friends 4. Enjoy life http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/PUAM%202013/20130920_071611_zpse5bb83df.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/PUAM%202013/20130920_090640_zpsedcbc970.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/PUAM%202013/20130920_071816_zps54cd585c.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/PUAM%202013/20130920_172504_zpsfa5d8405.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/PUAM%202013/20130920_204443_zpsd53e91cb.jpg
TJDave 10/19/13 11:40am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: windshield cover

I have the Adco cover. Works great. If just stopping for a quick rest, or if it's pouring when arriving at camp, we still have the curtain for backup. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/boating/1312761391.jpg
TJDave 10/19/13 11:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do you pull behind small class c ?

26' class C. 2004 Jeep Wrangler toad. We measure FPT's, not MPG's.>>>>> Fun Per Tow!
TJDave 09/17/13 03:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yellow Mirrors, Ford E450

Is removal really necessary? I think just using up the Sunday paper for masking would be easier. It's just one allen head set screw keeping the mirror on the arm. Much easier than having to tape and cover the cab and arm for over spray protection.
TJDave 09/14/13 09:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Campsite Photos. Show your stuff.

Point Nemo south of Wrangell Alaska summer 2012 http://www.berggreen.org/misc/Arts_Work/Alaska2012/Wrangell/IMG_4546.jpg Beautiful spot. Nice Jeep too. This was our little hideaway, tucked up against the trees at the July Jeep Jamboree. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Trail%20Jam%2013/2013-07-10_08_50_58_zps00821cea.jpg
TJDave 09/11/13 11:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toads

Another vote for a Jeep Wrangler. 97-06 models are very easy to tow. Coil sprung suspension without the harsh ride Jeeps of the past are famous for. Manual or auto, doesn't matter. Transfer case in neutral, tranny in park or gear. They even have an ignition setting (one click forward) that unlocks the steering wheel, sends no power to Jeep, and does not rack up towed miles. Its all outlined in the owner's manual. Nothing to buy or modify except your tow set up. Then there is the fun factor. Beach or mountain exploring. But, We are a bit biased because we like that kind of stuff. We like the places the Jeep can take us while camping. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/PNW4WDA%20Trail%20Jam%202012/imagejpeg_2-87.jpg
TJDave 09/09/13 01:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: cheap option for powering a bi-pap/cpap machine

95% of our camping is boonedocking and I use a cpap. Here is my progression over the last 5 years. I bought the Harbor Freight 5 in 1 power pack. First weekend I used it's inverter and the machine's 110 plug. It would not last more than 6 hours without a recharge. The next trip, I had bought a 12v power cord for the cpap and used the 12v outlet on the power pack. Much better without the inverter on, and it would go for a couple of nights. I won a Optima Red Top battery at a Jeep Jamboree raffle. Completely sealed maintenance free battery. Made to fit in a Jeep, so not as huge as some car batteries. I had just bought a new battery for the Jeep. So, I picked up a 12v outlet with alligator clips to attach to the Optima, and it's been my cpap power source. I have yet to run out of power for my cpap even after a week out. Simply hook the battery to the charger/maintainer when home and it's good to go for the next trip. Having a extra battery around can come in handy also in a pinch.
TJDave 09/04/13 08:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do you cook with?

Weber Smoky Joe. If charcoal use is restricted during fire season, out comes the little cheapo propane grill.
TJDave 09/03/13 09:48am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Yellow Mirrors, Ford E450

OOOOPS, I did not do that right. Was it hard to remove the mirror head from the arm? Not in the least. One allen head set screw unloosened, and the whole thing pops right out. In fact, if you look closely at the "before" pic I posted, you can see the only tool I used hanging off the mirror.
TJDave 08/31/13 08:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yellow Mirrors, Ford E450

Easier fix isto contact Velvac,they replaced my mirrors at no cost. They had a problem with their paints for quite awhile. Give them a call,you might get a new set. Really? Mine is an 06 Model. I wonder if they would warranty them as old as they are. Guess I better call them. Thanx for the info!
TJDave 08/26/13 06:46pm Class C Motorhomes
Yellow Mirrors, Ford E450

It has probably already been covered here, but I thought I'd share my results. My 06 Ford Four Winds class C mirrors have been progressively getting worse due to sun and weather exposure. An easy fix if it bugs you like it did me. Krylon Fusion plastic paint, some painter's tape, and a fine grit sanding sponge. I am happy now. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/20130826_114835_zps13284098.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/20130826_131348_zps2bb2869f.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/20130826_115512_zpse64e27ea.jpg
TJDave 08/26/13 03:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Every time we change oil in our class C they charge us extra

I had the same experience with our Class C. I have always change my own oil. My Ford E450 is the easiest rig I have ever owned to change oil on. One day, I didn't feel like messing with it before a upcoming trip. I asked the J-Lube drones what it would be to change the oil. They quoted me $100. They said just because it is a Motorhome. I asked them what they were going to service on the fridge and the stove? Otherwise, it's just a van. Blank looks and confusion led to pointing at the neat little pricing chart on the wall. I changed it myself that day, and have never taken it anywhere since.
TJDave 08/24/13 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing with a full car trailer

An added bonus after I switched from flat towing to a car trailer. It has come in very, handy the last couple years for all sorts of stuff. Hauling long loads of lumber, rental yard equipment, pallet of blocks, etc. etc. Just try to hide the trailer from your friends. They will want to borrow it! Lol. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/House%20Projects/imagejpeg_2-5.jpg
TJDave 04/25/13 10:53am Dinghy Towing
RE: Wrangler D-ring Shackle towing ?

I have a friend that tows his YJ using the D-ring mounts. Seems to work well for him. I am not sure if he used the exact brackets you pictured above. I also used a basic non-adjustable tow bar for years while I still flat towed. The Jeep is so maneuverable, it was no problem to get it lined up just right if I was a little off.
TJDave 04/22/13 08:11am Dinghy Towing
RE: Newbie wants to tow Jeep

IMHO, towing without a breakaway braking system is irresponsible. That's nice, and you are entitled to your opinion. The original poster has already stated that he plans to purchase a supplemental braking system. Plenty of threads here on the pros and cons of running one. But since it was brought up, Do a quick internet search for accidents and deaths caused by motorhomes that have lost their toads. You will not find much, if anything. What you will find is plenty of accidents caused by unskilled drivers without the proper training to operate these high profile vehicles. Plus, aging senior RV owners with deteriorating skills, eyesight, and reflexes still on the road. That is irresponsible, IMHO.
TJDave 04/19/13 11:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Newbie wants to tow Jeep

When I flat towed, I used Roadmasters XL frame mounted brackets and their low cost no frills tow bar. Everything is removable except the two receiver type brackets that mount to the frame under the bumper. I chose these because they mount under the bumper, therefore I did not have to have a very large riser on my motor home hitch. You want your tow bar level, and my Jeep is lifted. I towed it for many years with no problems before I bought a car trailer. I used magnetic lights stuck on the rear bumper, and no aux braking system. Your Jeep's owners manual outlines in detail how to flat tow. Happy Jeep Camping! http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Liberty%207%2004%2009/DSCN2118-2.jpg http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Jeep%20build/DSCN2487-1.jpg
TJDave 04/19/13 03:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Nice pics, TJDave. Where is that, Rimrock Lake? We camped at Ahtanum Sno-Park, but I believe that is Rimrock Lake.
TJDave 04/19/13 03:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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