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RE: CPAP 12 volt options

I run mine with a 12v cord sold by the manufacturer and plugged into a bayonet plug near the bed. 4 years, no problems.
Tiger4x4RV 09/24/17 06:40pm Tech Issues
RE: East coast couple looking to wander the west

In my personal experience of the West, there is no "typical" dispersed camp area. forests or deserts, good or bad roads, etc. Your possible limit to boondocking will be the size of your water and waste tanks. Where I go, sometimes there are zero facilities within miles.
Tiger4x4RV 09/16/17 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Results of RV tv shows

Don't forget all the people who are retiring, have no RV experience, and their dream is going full-time in a Class B with 3 giant dogs. When such folks ask me about my small RV, I tell them to build a mockup at home and try it out, or go with the dogs into the smallest bathroom in their house and live in there for a week or so. :-)
Tiger4x4RV 09/16/17 08:57am RV Lifestyle
RE: Phoenix Cruiser 4x4

Going off-pavement is hard on an RV. I've been driving small 4x4 Class C's since 1991. About 150K miles so far, first one on a Toyota mini-truck chassis and the Tiger on a stock 2500 HD 4x4 chassis. At one time or another, in spite of slow speeds and careful packing, I've had every cupboard and the refrigerator eject its contents at one time or another, plus had everything fall off the cabover bed. Checking to see that cupboards and the awning are still securely attached is a regular part of trip prep. Note that I wasn't even trying to do Jeepy sorts of things when these ejections happened. 30 MPH on rough road? Hah! More like 5 PMH. I'd love to never have to drive on washboard again. When choosing an off-pavement vehicle, consider its size and weight. My Tiger is under 9.5 feet tall, 87 inches wide, 20 feet long, regular cab Chevy so shortish wheelbase. Sometimes it can barely squeeze through or under the trees and brush along the roads, and it has the scratches to prove it. I ordered my Tiger with minimal stuff on the roof (no railing, no AC, no antennas) because of this. Still, I've had the various vent caps attacked by vegetation. The fantasy is that you can go anywhere, do whatever you want. Give yourself a VERY serious reality check before you try this. I find high clearance to be much more of a necessity than 4WD, although I do use the 4WD on nearly every trip for at least a short stretch. I even used it a few weeks ago to drive the Tiger up onto a welder's rack for some tailpipe repairs. It didn't want to go up the slippery metal ramp, but 4WD took it over the bump and up with ease. OP is east coast (West Virginia) and I am sure that off-pavement there is probably different. I'm west coast and the Sierra Nevada range and deserts.
Tiger4x4RV 09/16/17 08:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do all motorhome propane tanks refill the same way?

I've had some bad experiences, even one propane person who totally gave up. 2006 horizontal tank under the RV, difficult to reach, they cannot seem to get the fitting to attach correctly. Experienced employees at places which fill a lot of RV's are your best bet.
Tiger4x4RV 09/13/17 09:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12v vs 6v battery question

Consider physical size of the batteries. Will they fit where your current batteries are? My 6V's are taller than my former 12V's. If the 2 group 24's do the job for you, then keep that setup.
Tiger4x4RV 09/12/17 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: 3 way dometic fridge LP issue

Do you hear it try to spark? If no, check the igniter. And everything everyone else suggested.
Tiger4x4RV 09/11/17 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Cerro Alto Campground NFS- San Luis Obispo - Los Padres

Campendium has 3 reviews (none of them mine), 2 of which say it is not a place for RV's. I also did a Google search, which turned up some photos and some reviews. There was mention of poison oak and ticks, but those are everywhere in this area. I drove in there once about 5 years ago, did not like it, and left. One lane road. The camp area felt much more closed in than I like. There is no dump station. Some people like it, some do not. Have you looked at San Simeon State Park? Great place. Two different campgrounds.
Tiger4x4RV 09/08/17 05:54pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: When and where to fill onboard propane

Don't forget safety during filling. The propane person should ask, but I find that they do not. It is your responsibility. Be sure that no pilot lights are on and no igniters can spark. I do this by turning off the refrigerator and by turning off the coach batteries at the disconnect switch.
Tiger4x4RV 09/08/17 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: dashboard A/C on the fritz

My Chevy did something similar a few times on long extremely hot drives. A/C kept blowing, but starting putting out boiling hot air. If I stopped, turned off the engine, and restarted in a couple of minutes, usually I got cold air again. Googling around said it might be a stuck blend door in the A/C system. I never did anything about having it repaired and it hasn't happened for several years. If you get cold air at all, you still have refrigerant in your system.
Tiger4x4RV 09/06/17 03:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Microsoft Word/Office issues???

Can you open the document at all? Right-click on it and choose something besides Word to open it? On my Mac, I can open just about anything in Preview; you may have other choices. Once you open it, save it to another format. RTF (Rich Text Format) is good; that should open in any word processing program. Open Office? Google Docs? Good luck!
Tiger4x4RV 08/30/17 07:20pm Technology Corner
RE: A Long Car Trip Ahead and Need Advice

I have cable internet at home. They provide a wi-fi finder app for travel use. Supposedly, it provides a secure encrypted connection. I am just learning how to use it (for my next trip) and am not yet sure whether it will do the job. For security with banking apps, can't you set up 2-factor authentication?
Tiger4x4RV 08/28/17 06:35pm Technology Corner
RE: 8.1 Vortec

Mine is fine at 73K miles. My brother has the same engine on an older Yukon, no problems as far as I know.
Tiger4x4RV 08/28/17 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Bend OR and smoke

Pacific Northwest Smoke Map
Tiger4x4RV 08/24/17 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: On the trail to my Solar Eclipse: 2017-08-21

Pix in D-box showed up fine for me. Thanks for the TR!
Tiger4x4RV 08/24/17 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: Refrigerator replacement ASAP

Swap it for a dorm fridge, they're on sale right now for back to school. Once it's cold, it'll stay that way for a long time if you leave the door shut. Or spend big and get a Dometic 12v fridge/freezer cooler from Amazon, two day delivery! X2 on either of these. 12V compressor fridges cool down quickly. I bought a small Dometic portable and have been very happy with it. Another option: use your non-functioning fridge as an ice chest. Buy ice along the way.
Tiger4x4RV 08/14/17 06:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Trip Report: Across country delivering Sleepy's camper

Wow, just wow! You folks can really cram a lot of adventure into 3 weeks.
Tiger4x4RV 08/13/17 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Campground near Islay Creek Campground with showers

Morro Bay State Park. El Chorro Regional park.
Tiger4x4RV 08/11/17 08:45am Tent Camping
RE: Risk of down-shifting?

My 2006 Allison 6-speed has a tow/haul mode. If you click into that at the top of a downhill, it will set the speed at which you clicked and will pretty much maintain that speed until you touch the brake pedal or the gas. This works best for me on long freeway downhills. For narrow winding mountain downhills, I use the tap-shift mode. It sets the highest gear you will allow the transmission to use, which does help in slowing things down. You can downshift with it, but should you?
Tiger4x4RV 08/09/17 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Report: California North Coastal Redwoods

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 08/02/17 04:39pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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