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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
RE: Those Square 5-Gallon Collapsible Water Jugs

If you want to stick with the larger bottles on a shelf, how about rigging a siphon to get the water out? Tubing with one end inside at the bottom of the bottle, lower end outside at or below the bottom of the bottle, good shutoff clamp or valve at lower end. Gravity is your friend, sometimes.
Tiger4x4RV 08/25/16 11:56am Tech Issues
RE: Those Square 5-Gallon Collapsible Water Jugs

Maybe switch to one-gallon jugs, repurposed from purchased bottled water? I did that and my back is thanking me. Or use some sort of pump to move water from your large containers?
Tiger4x4RV 08/25/16 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Microwave Oatmeal

It varies from microwave to microwave. I had to experiment for a while with my new stickhouse microwave. Several very messy attempts first. My best results are using about 30 percent power for a longer time.
Tiger4x4RV 08/25/16 09:41am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Trip to Fish Lake, Steens Mtns, OR

At least Gracie the dog looked like she had fun.
Tiger4x4RV 08/23/16 08:18pm Truck Campers
RE: What happened to Handbasket

I have convinced myself that I want a Tiger rather than any other Class B. The Tiger is a Class C and is built on a pickup truck chassis; you can go from coach into cab without going outside. Class B's are built inside a van body.
Tiger4x4RV 08/21/16 02:15pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What happened to Handbasket

I've wondered about Handbasket also. His Tiger and mine are nearly twins and I have gotten good answers to various Tiger issues from him. Paddykernahan, you are welcome to PM me if you have Tiger questions.
Tiger4x4RV 08/21/16 11:36am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Who builds a TC like an Airstream Nest??

The opening window, yes, maybe a leak waiting to happen. However, the Cirrus camper does have the sleek modern interior look of the Nest. I did find a website that works: http://nucamprv.com/cirrus/
Tiger4x4RV 08/21/16 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Who builds a TC like an Airstream Nest??

Take a look at Truck Camper Magazine's recent article on the Cirrus Truck camper. article Link at end of that article sends you to Little Guy website, but nothing there except tiny teardrop trailers. Not sure what is going on.
Tiger4x4RV 08/20/16 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Parking Class B's

Measure your truck. Maybe you are worrying too much about the size issue for parking. I just checked and a new regular-cab regular-box Chevy pickup is 17 feet long. My Class C is 20 feet long and 7 feet 3 inches wide. It fits into one parking space. That said, I still make a practice of parking to defend my vehicle and to make getting out of that parking space as easy and as safe as possible. I never park in those diagonal storefront sites that you often see in small towns. I'll park in a parallel site around the corner and walk to where I want to go. In large store parking lots, I park far from anyone, far from the store door, and preferably in a way so that I can drive out forward. Avoid low-hanging trees, both in parking lots and on roads. Fixing roof stuff (vent caps, etc.) can get tedious and possibly expensive. Don't ask me how I know this. Good luck in your search for a small B. It seems like these days many are 24 feet long. That is too long for me.
Tiger4x4RV 08/20/16 12:35pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Cajon Pass northbound now open

CHP Inland Division just tweeted that Southbound is now open: "#BlueCutFire As of 10:45am, I-15 SB is open with the exception of the #1 lane from Oak Hill Rd to SR-138. Please slow down and move over."
Tiger4x4RV 08/18/16 11:53am Roads and Routes
Cajon Pass northbound now open

Northbound traffic lanes through Cajon Pass reopened at 10:15 last night. Southbound still closed. Construction delays and lane closures will continue as work crews repair the road. Some on/off ramps closed. Full details: link to CalTrans bulletin For updates: CalTrans road conditions
Tiger4x4RV 08/18/16 05:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Cajon Pass I-15 fire closure

I-15 is still closed this morning. CalTrans advisory: "Oversize and over-length vehicles (buses, RVs, Semis) advised to NOT use SR18 or SR138 , or other mountain roads due to the amount of traffic utilizing these roads with the San Bernardino Mountains. " 30K acres burned in less than 24 hours (as of update this AM). Zero percent containment. Red Flag warning (hot, dry, windy) expected to last through tomorrow tonight.
Tiger4x4RV 08/17/16 07:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

I considered truck campers, even visited two factories (Alaskan and SixPac). Also considered Sportsmobile vans. Have spent many years with very small TT's, but didn't want to tow as a solo traveler. Why did I buy the Tiger? Right size (fits in one parking space, under 20ft. long, about 9.3 feet tall, 87 inches wide), 4WD, comfortable living space, easy to drive, and I can go from coach to cab and drive away without going outside. If I had bought a truck camper, I knew I would never take it off the truck and I would have had to shop for two items: a truck and a TC. If I had bought a TC when last shopping (2006), it would have been a SixPac or a small Lance.
Tiger4x4RV 08/16/16 07:28pm General RVing Issues
Cajon Pass I-15 fire closure

The Bluecut Fire I-15 is closed between Ranchero (near Victorville) and I-210 (at south end of the Cajon Pass area) Hwy 138 is also closed. See Inciweb site or the Twitter Feed linked on it for the most up-to-date info. Big, fast-moving fire. 10:30 AM today to 5 PM today, 6500 acres burned. I can see the smoke from home. Scary.
Tiger4x4RV 08/16/16 06:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: TR: Northern Cali Gems

Thanks for sharing your trip. It brings back many memories for me. The view from the lookout on Little Mount Hoffman near Medicine Lake is spectacular, isn't it? And Gold Bluff Beach, what a gorgeous place and open only to those of us with vehicles small enough to be allowed down the road. (no trailers, max vehicle width 8 feet, max vehicle length 24 feet) When I was there, the camp was full and my Tiger was the largest vehicle.
Tiger4x4RV 08/16/16 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain High in CO and WY

You crammed a lot of fun into Week One. Thanks for sharing it. I eagerly await Week Two; the Snowy Mountains are on my bucket list.
Tiger4x4RV 08/15/16 11:11am Truck Campers
RE: Beware of Falling Rocks - WTH

In the mountains around here (the San Gabriels) there are rock plows which make regular runs on the paved roads. In between plowings, fallen rocks are not uncommon. Even a medium sized rock on the pavement can damage an oil pan. Basically, just watch out for everything all the time.
Tiger4x4RV 08/14/16 02:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sometimes you just gotta shove it

It's good to see you back out there with the wild rocks. Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 08/13/16 08:50am Truck Campers
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