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RE: Near Disaster Propane Refuel Experience

It is good that you turned off the batteries and refrigerator. Propane filler persons are supposed to ask about that, but I have found that most do not. Several years ago I saw a terrifying news video of a Tiger like mine fully engulfed in flames. Cause: outgassing after propane refill, batteries not off. Refrigerator igniter just doing its job.... The Tiger owners had gone into the gas station office to pay for the propane. They looked back and saw the fire. The Tiger was completely destroyed. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Tiger4x4RV 09/26/16 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: rock put a hole in my new travel trailer..help

Get some kind of temporary patch on it for now, to prevent water damage or whatever. Gorilla tape is good; it even comes in white, black, or clear. That will give you time to research and consider a permanent solution. Good luck!
Tiger4x4RV 09/18/16 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Back on the road again soon - Putting the fire behind us

I am so glad to hear that things are turning out well for you folks and that you plan to be on the road again soon. My family survived a TT wreck (no fire) when I was a teenager and it was really hard to get us all willing to go on the road again. Happy travels to you in your new rig!
Tiger4x4RV 09/17/16 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Santa Margarita area

There's a KOA at/near the lake, also a San Luis Obispo County Park. The nearest other site I know of is Hi Mountain (Los Padres NF) camp. Much of the land in that area seems to be privately owned, making free boondocks difficult.
Tiger4x4RV 09/17/16 07:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Straying from your Boondocking Site

I never leave anything. If I return and the space is open, then it is my lucky day. Usually, I do not even try to return.
Tiger4x4RV 09/08/16 01:42pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: CA Hwy 89 Monitor Pass

X2 on that. Just because you can doesn't mean that you should.
Tiger4x4RV 09/08/16 01:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: MH or TC - Which is better to get into the Boonies?

My Tiger Class C MH, built on a Chevy 4x4 pickup chassis, is perfect for the boonies. It is 87 inches wide, just under 9.5 feet tall. You won't get much smaller than that unless you choose a popup TC. Larger MH's, even the 24 foot you mentioned, are taller and wider. Where I go, size usually is more important than having 4WD. I do use the high clearance often and the 4WD at least a bit on every trip.
Tiger4x4RV 09/08/16 01:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: TR - Colorado Trip-2016'

Great report of a great trip! Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 09/04/16 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: DJ got a new truck!

Nice truck! Enjoy!!
Tiger4x4RV 09/03/16 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Help identify the make, year, model of this trailer

Maybe a Mercury from the 1950's or 1960's? My family had one in those days. Shape and side window are correct from Google image search. https://myeverydayphotos.com/tag/mercury-travel-trailer/
Tiger4x4RV 09/02/16 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone with a Chinook in San Antonio, TX???

There are some Chinook owner groups which may be able to help you. http://www.chinookrvclub.net/ http://www.chinookrvforum.com/ http://chinookconcourse.tumblr.com/YahooOwnersGroup
Tiger4x4RV 09/02/16 04:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Goal zero yeti 150 & cpap

FYI, there is a tent camping section of RV.net. Not everyone here has an RV. They might have tents. They might have nothing and just be in the planning stages. Also, not all RV's have "adequate" power sources and even those who do (like me) sometimes use a backup or second power source. That said, no Yeti bashing please. Sure, there are less expensive ways to do the job. There are also less expensive RV's, but do we all choose them? The OP's question was would a Yeti 150 do the job. Most of us are saying no because that particular model of Yeti cannot handle the load well. Another Yeti or another power source might work fine.
Tiger4x4RV 09/01/16 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: No Travel Full Timing Questions

If legal per zoning regulations: Perhaps a water tank and have water trucked in rather than digging a well. Electricity from solar or wind power. You'll find info on this sort of thing on off-the-grid living websites or tiny house sites. Also Mother Earth Magazine.
Tiger4x4RV 09/01/16 07:21am Full-time RVing
RE: 1800 miles in 3 days with 3 kids in a truck. Crazy or not

My vote is for crazy. Surely there must be some interesting places to visit closer to your home area where you'll have time to see something besides a blur going by outside the truck window. Or do the fly/hotel/rental car thing.
Tiger4x4RV 08/31/16 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goal zero yeti 150 & cpap

On Amazon, I found some Q&A on the Yeti 150 and CPAP. here Reading what they say makes me doubtful that your Yeti 150 could run the CPAP for very long. Plus, you'd have the issue of recharging the Yeti daily and it seems to take a very long time for recharge. Perhaps a Yeti 400? You need a fair amount of power for a full night every night, and that is a pretty big drain on a smaller Yeti. My CPAP runs fine on the 12V power from an outlet in my RV (2 6V batteries which store 110 usable amp hours and recharge from the truck alternator). I also have tested it with a small Duracell inverter (100W) and it ran OK on that. Sometimes people get a separate 12V deep cycle battery and dedicate it to powering the CPAP, but that still leaves the issue of frequent recharging.
Tiger4x4RV 08/31/16 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt power outlet

I also intend to try and get one with it's own battery 'cause when it is chilly at night the little furnace takes a pretty big bite out of the battery charge just by itself (along with other incidentals). You will then have to charge the CPAP battery. With what?
Tiger4x4RV 08/29/16 01:08pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt power outlet

The label on the bottom of my CPAP says 6.67 amps. Not sure if that is the pump only or if it includes the humidifier, which is detachable. I'd be more comfortable with a separate fused outlet for it. Check your CPAP, which may have different requirements. Also, do you have the manufacturer's 12V cord for it?
Tiger4x4RV 08/29/16 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic is a no go

My 10-year-old Dometic 3-way has intermittent problems (it won't cool enough for safe food in very hot weather and the igniter sometimes does its job and sometimes not). Sometimes the fridge works fine on both propane shore power. I don't feel like replacing it right now. Plan B when it lets me down is to use it like an ice chest. At home, I have a large collection of refreezable blue ice blocks which can be used. In case of failure during a trip, bags of ice from the store. For hot-weather trips, when I can pretty much figure no cooling from the Dometic 3-way, I have recently purchased a small portable 12V Dometic CDF-11. This worked very well on a recent trip in 105 degree weather. It cost about $300, fits between the cab seats, and runs off either the truck's 12V or the coach batteries.
Tiger4x4RV 08/28/16 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Sprinter motorhome boondocking

That totally depends upon the person and his/her habits. I have 33 gallons of fresh water to use for washing and flushing, plus I supplement with drinking water from gallon jugs. 17 gallon black tank, about the same for gray. This setup can carry me easily for a week or 10 days without using any outside facilities. I use sponge baths or baby wipes rather than showering, although I do spend some water on washing my hair in the sink. I minimize water for kitchen use, have no pets, and have enough clothing to get me through that time period without washing. That said, water and waste are not my limiting factors. Electricity is. No generator, no solar - my choice and I'm sticking to it. LED lighting, minimal water pump use, a fan if it's hot, no television, very little furnace use. Those conserving measures usually leave me plenty of electricity for CPAP use and for charging my various electronics and phone if I stay up to 3 or 4 days in one place. Any longer, I need to drive so the truck alternator can charge the coach batteries (2 6V Lifeline AGM's). I hope this helps. Do try boondocking. Maybe start with 1-2 days and work up as you learn how it goes.
Tiger4x4RV 08/27/16 08:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Had to give up rving

I'm always glad to see your posts. You have much experience to share.
Tiger4x4RV 08/25/16 02:10pm General RVing Issues
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