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RE: tow haul

I use tow/haul on long straightish downhills (Cajon Pass or the Grapevine) and never have to touch the brakes. For slow twisty downhill mountain grades (like maybe Sonora Pass), the tow/haul doesn't work well for me. For those, I put the Allison manually into a lower gear (tap-shift) and assist a bit with brakes.
Tiger4x4RV 05/31/16 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Novel use of an old RV

My favorite recent repurpose sighting was a vintage Airstream placed inside of a restaurant to serve as a private dining room. This shop TT can be #2 on the list. Good use for a TT with some life left in it.
Tiger4x4RV 05/31/16 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Class C charging

My C has a disconnect (manually turns the house battery circuit off when parked for storage) and an isolator (automatically keeps the house electrical system from drawing any power out of the engine battery when the engine is not running). When plugged in, only my house battery charges. When the engine runs, it charges both the engine battery and the house batteries. Your system and number of batteries may vary.
Tiger4x4RV 05/30/16 01:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 14 day meal planning

Why we plan: To avoid days like today's "Garfield" comic strip menu offering of toothpaste on a saltine. :-)
Tiger4x4RV 05/28/16 10:51am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 14 day meal planning

I am a veteran of 10-day trips to areas where resupply is difficult. I am also solo and not a fussy eater. My plans: I don't count on much refrigerator use because my frig is tiny. Prep fresh foods at home, eat them first, then later on the trip perhaps cook up a big batch of something made from canned food and rice or pasta and low-volume frozen meat from your freezer and put that into the frig for leftovers. Bread is almost always a problem on longer trips, so I use tortillas or flatbread or crackers. Don't plan on bananas being around after the first few days. For breakfast, my current favorite is homemade Overnight Oats (quick oats, powdered milk, chopped dry fruit); I prep pouches at home and each evening add water to one and put it into the frig to soak overnight and be ready in the morning. Eggs, canned tuna, cheese, peanut butter for protein. Carrots, celery, and other raw veggies can keep for quite a while in the frig. The point for me is the trip, not the food. Your choices may be different.
Tiger4x4RV 05/27/16 01:18pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Avoid percent sign on rv.net portal: any other bad signs?

The only time I usually have trouble is when I edit while composing. Maybe it does not like control-X or delete? Maybe different problems on different days? Anyway, it is free, it works most of the time, and it delivers what is often good info. So I am not complaining!
Tiger4x4RV 05/27/16 01:04pm Forum Technical Support
RE: RV camping on working ranch

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has an online California Agricultural Tourism Directory. It is searchable by location and activity. Under Activity Search, the Accommodations option includes Camping or RV facilties. Have a great trip!
Tiger4x4RV 05/21/16 01:52pm Family Camping
RE: Dry camping and power supply

The simple explanation: Your electric devices have stickers on them which say how many amps they draw. Add the amps, multiply by hours you plan to use each device; total from use of all devices has to be less than about 50 percent of the amp-hours stored by your batteries. (Percentage varies with type of battery; most say don't draw down to below 50 percent.) These numbers give you a clue of what you can use and for how long. If your TV is not 12V, you will need an inverter to run it, and the inverter will waste some amp-hours.
Tiger4x4RV 05/15/16 07:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Question about Kennedy Meadows in Southern Sierra

No kidding about the MTB's. Even 20 years ago, I was nearly run down by a mountain biker on the Freeman Creek Trail. There was also much OHV activity then, and trails were very dusty. This area was where I set my Personal Best of remoteness: 48 hours without seeing or hearing another person or vehicle. It is probably more populated these days. Some fairly current resources for the area: USFS Sequoia NF list of hikes: https://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_058588.pdf A SummitPost overview page for the Southern Sierra: http://www.summitpost.org/southern-sierra/172317#chapter_10
Tiger4x4RV 05/11/16 01:59pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Question about Kennedy Meadows in Southern Sierra

Sequoia NF Kern Plateau website This site has a list of hiking trails and established campgrounds. Sequoia NF High Country info: link I dug out my old trip logs last night. 1997: did a bunch of hikes. 2007: mostly driving, unable to hike due to knee issues. All of my camping was in dispersed sites. More info later today if you wish (hike names, camp locations). The Jenkins books are confusing to use, but complete. Unfortunately, they are from 1992. I will scout around later today for more info on hikes for you.
Tiger4x4RV 05/11/16 10:11am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Question about Kennedy Meadows in Southern Sierra

I have been there several times, but not since the big fires 10-15 years ago. The first time, the only tracks on the trails in June were me and the bears. One trail I wanted to hike was having a cattle drive that day, lots of trucks and mess. Wonderful area, fun to explore. The guide books, two volumes of Exploring the Southern Sierra, by Ruby Jenkins, are out of date, but still available on Amazon. Check the USFS website for updates on dispersed camping. A nearby area to explore if the KP does not work out for you is the Western Divide. I can't wait to see your trip report.
Tiger4x4RV 05/10/16 10:23pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: One person's Battery Backup CPAP

Sounds like a reasonable setup. That lightweight lithium power source sounds great! For those not wanting to DIY, you might consider something like a Duracell Powerpack 1300 or other type of portable power. Most that I researched have AGM batteries, are good for a night or two of CPAP. Around 25 pounds in a nice sturdy case. Has other features - light, AC and DC outlets, battery jump cables. Recharge from AC, DC, or solar panel.
Tiger4x4RV 05/10/16 08:56am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Pacific Coast highway guide

Mile by Mile: http://www.milebymile.com/main/california.html Look at Highways 1 and 101. ---- California Coastal Records Project (aerial photos) http://www.californiacoastline.org/ ---- If you want a print guide, here is a decent list: http://www.pacific-coast-highway-travel.com/Books.html
Tiger4x4RV 05/09/16 01:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: South California Coast above Santa Barbara

This competition for California campsites is not new. I remember long lines at coastal state parks, campers waiting to go in when someone checked out. There were no reservations then, back in the late 1950's. Perhaps the only difference was that back then folks had smaller rigs/tents/whatever, so once you got a site and settled into it the place did not seem as crowded as it might now with huge slide-out RV's or 2-bedroom tents and tons of gear around. Also back then no generators or dogs as far as I remember. No televisions. Mostly just mom, dad, and the kids having fun.
Tiger4x4RV 05/08/16 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CPAP machine and batteries

rickeyleee - Some, but not all, CPAP makes/models have 12V cords available. Consult your owner's manual or contact the manufacturer. If they have such a cord, buy it and use in the a 12V socket in your RV. The other quick option is to get a small portable inverter, plug it into a 12V socket, and plug the CPAP into the inverter. Yes, a CPAP plus humidifier uses more power than just a plain CPAP, but if you need the humidifier then you need it. I use my humidifier, but set it on 1 or 2 instead of the 3 that was prescribed. Call it a compromise. It works for me. My RV has 2 6V AGM batteries, no solar, no generator, and charging occurs when I drive. No problems, and I can go for 3 or 4 nights using the humidifier without running the batteries down too much. Your setup is different. Monitor it carefully until you know how much current you use. I bought a digital voltmeter, about $15, which plugs into a 12V outlet and I find it very easy to use for monitoring the level of my batteries.
Tiger4x4RV 05/07/16 05:02pm Truck Campers
RE: self contained RVs???

Apparently BLM considers you self-contained only if your black water tank is at least 10 gallons. As far as I can tell on the California BLM website, this definition applies only to users of Long Term Visitor Areas: "*LTVA: Camping is in self-contained units only. Self-contained camping units must have a permanent, affixed waste water holding tank of 10-gallon minimum capacity. BLM does not consider port-a-potty systems, systems that utilize portable holding tanks, or permanent holding tanks of less than 10-gallon capacity, to be self-contained."
Tiger4x4RV 05/06/16 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Yuma to Anaheim question for Locals in LA basin area

From a lifelong San Diego dweller, recently relocated to the Chino area, and often visiting friends in Yuma: I think the route you took is better - has better road surface, always at least two lanes each direction, and usually less wind.
Tiger4x4RV 05/05/16 11:55am Roads and Routes
RE: 2450 Miles and home

My specialty is 10-day trips. A lot of scenery and fun can be packed into one. Thanks for the trip report.
Tiger4x4RV 05/05/16 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: Whazoos Magical Mystery Tour/ The Road Less Graveled

Great TR, as per your usual, but...I want maps! Especially to the trees and bluebird area at the end.
Tiger4x4RV 05/05/16 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Love Bugs and dryer sheets

A dryer sheet will fit on a Swiffer, which makes reaching much easier. And yes, wet dryer sheets do remove bugs. I've also tried dipping my soft RV wash brush into bug-removing windshield washer fluid and that works pretty well. Whatever you use, be sure to rinse the cleaned surface thoroughly.
Tiger4x4RV 05/05/16 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
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