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RE: conversion of camper vans to 4 wheel

More ground clearance means higher center of gravity, more parts that may not play well together. Possible alternatives, limited slip rear differential if not already equipped, a winch, skid plates engine transmission and rear differential. My Tiger's "high clearance" is just that of a stock Chevy chassis. I was not recommending any lift or oversize tires. I do have a limited slip rear differential and it has been very useful, also have skid plates. You want to keep the COG of your unit as low as possible, especially when off pavement. Some of that comes from having weight built as low as possible into the unit (tanks, batteries, etc.) and some is from correct loading (heavy loads go low, fluffy stuff in the higher storage).
Tiger4x4RV 04/23/14 09:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Trip Report: Starve Hollow SRA in Indiana

What a great start to your family's TC life. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Tiger4x4RV 04/23/14 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: conversion of camper vans to 4 wheel

Sportsmobile West (Fresno) has several used 4x4 units for sale at various California locations. http://www.sportsmobile.com/z-PO_calif.html I've had my 4x4 Tiger CX for 7+ years and 60K miles. I use 4WD at least a bit on almost every trip. Sometimes I use it a lot, but mostly I need high clearance way more than I need 4WD. 4WD is used to get you out of the tough spots, not to get you into them!
Tiger4x4RV 04/22/14 05:37pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: White Rim Trail, Canyonlands NP 2014.4 TR

Great report & photos. Not on my personal bucket list, but good to see anyway.
Tiger4x4RV 04/22/14 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Santa Fe parking and COE parks.....

I parked in this area, http://www.santafenm.gov/rv__bus_parking, when in Santa Fe a few years ago. Good location. I arrived early, got a shaded space, walked around town, and came back midday for a nap and lunch before venturing out again. As for COE camping in Northern NM, I recommend Riana Campground at Abiquiu Lake.
Tiger4x4RV 04/21/14 12:40pm Full-time RVing
RE: Lower Owyhee River, OR and travel trailer dry camping

There is a BLM camp at Leslie Gulch right near the water.
Tiger4x4RV 04/16/14 05:59pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wait, no. can't be. I forgot what?

You don't keep pillows in the camper? Great trip report and photos. It's nice to see all of the different places folks take their TCs.
Tiger4x4RV 04/14/14 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: I need a larger camper

Silversand, thanks for the maybe's. I'm not look for a new rig and even if I were it sure would not look like either of these!
Tiger4x4RV 04/13/14 04:22pm Truck Campers
RE: I need a larger camper

I saw the smaller cousin of that rig in Morro Bay a couple of years ago. It has more resemblance to a TC than the OP's photo. Still, you gotta wonder what makes the designers and builders of these odd contraptions tick. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/LandTug/file-2.jpg
Tiger4x4RV 04/13/14 11:34am Truck Campers
RE: Removable towel hook

I've been happy with Command hooks. Another possibility is various over-the-door towel holders. I use some of those also.
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/14 10:46am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Boondocking south & east of Mono Lake: sandy? buggy?

I've been on some of those roads. Most that I've driven were either washboarded or sandy, with few places to pass or turn around. I try to visit such places on T-W-Th to minimize the possibility of oncoming traffic. Take a look at the BLM Booklet "Motor Touring in the Eastern Sierra, Mono County". Click on the photo of the cover; booklet opens on screen and is downloadble. You can also request a paper copy. Perhaps some ideas there? I especially enjoyed Crooked Meadow Road last September. You could easily take a trailer there, but it would undoubtedly be busy on Memorial Day. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/E%20Sierra%209-2013/file-22.jpg Also, you can camp in the Mono Basin; see page two of this linked document under Dispersed Camping and Permits. As to bugs, I have not visited this area so early in the season, have not experienced any no-seeums. Have a great trip!
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/14 10:42am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: For those who _insist_ on a unique RV

In some countries, they call these housetrucks. I've never seen one that appeared to be as well-made as this. Maybe the seller gets his joy out of the design-build process and isn't interested once the product is finished?
Tiger4x4RV 04/09/14 05:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Summer RV'ing in the Southwest

Build in a few extra days for rainouts if you plan to travel during the southwest's summer monsoon season. It can rain a lot in July, especially in AZ and NM. I have almost never made reservations in these areas unless near a very popular area such as Santa Fe.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/14 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick Simple Dinners?

Quesadillas or burritos steamed greens with an egg on top and bread-and-butter on the side scrambled eggs plus whatever If you have to watch your sodium intake (as I do), choose your prepared foods wisely. Learn to read the nutrition labels. You'll be shocked at how much sodium is hidden in foods.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/14 10:56am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Considering First Motorhome Purchase

Sooper and Tiger, are you suggesting I move on because there are too many miles on the vehicle or are there are reasons-- Miles: no. (My first Class C had 79K miles on it when I bought it, 149K when I sold it 15 years later. As far as I can tell from the California DMV smog database, it is still on the road 7 years later.) Age of unit: possibly. Make/model: I have no idea. Do its features meet your criteria? An RV should not be an impulse purchase. You say you don't know much about RV's, so I'd say read a lot and look a lot and know what you want before you buy.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/14 10:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Single traveler

I've been RVing solo since 1991. Any problems I have encountered have had nothing to do with gender. If you live alone, you know how it is. You are the housekeeper and the vehicle manager. You have to take care of every task or hire someone else to do it. Same on the road. Solo travelers of either gender have no extra set of eyes, no one to carry the spare keys, no relief driver, etc. They have to learn to compensate, the same as people who live alone have to learn to deal with that. I've been camping all my life. My first solo trip was 24 hours at a familiar campground. I was watching every second click by until I could go home. Fast forward a few years and quite a few new skills, I was boondocking way out there and delighted to not see or hear any people or vehicles for over two days. Go for it! Happy travels to you!
Tiger4x4RV 04/05/14 03:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping with babies

Congratulations on the addition to your family! And be glad you have a TT. My daughters, who each began camping in a TT at 6 weeks, grew up to be tent campers. Both of them tent camped with their babies. Those babies are now grown and some of them are still tent campers. We'll see if they pass it on to the next generation. The ideas above are great for camping with an infant. When he gets older, my best guess for a hazard is the TT steps. Protect him from falls.
Tiger4x4RV 04/05/14 10:07am Family Camping
RE: Considering First Motorhome Purchase

When buying my first Class C (in 1991), I set a top price and made a list of must-have features. I wasn't too fussy: under 22 feet long (fits in my parking area at home), a bed, a bathroom, a ceiling high enough to allow standing up, and a door that locks. Oh, and no signs of leaks and no super high miles. Even living in a major metropolitan area that is absolutely crawling with RV's it took me 6 months to find one good enough to buy. For my list, the most difficult features to find were acceptable odometer reading, length, and no leaks. Your list and budget will be different, and so will the pool of available vehicles. Keep looking. Be patient. Your RV is out there. Good luck!
Tiger4x4RV 04/03/14 08:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Insurance for a Custom Built Camper

I had a custom Class C. AAA insured it after they inspected it.
Tiger4x4RV 04/03/14 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Report: Mojave Road II, 2014-03-13 to 16

Jefe, you and the bros really know how to stage an adventure trip! Excellent report. I hope that no one from U-Haul is viewing this thread.
Tiger4x4RV 03/31/14 10:34am Truck Campers
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