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RE: TR: Treasures of Anza Borrego

Thank you! I haven't been able to get out there lately. Seeing your photos helps.
Tiger4x4RV 02/23/17 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: Who Drives? The Man or the Woman?

Regardless of who drives, the other person should at least be competent enough to take over and drive to the next off-ramp in case of emergencies. X2 on that. Nobody gets to refuse to learn how to drive the rig for at least a short distance. When choosing your RV, be sure that the setup can fit either of you if heights differ greatly.
Tiger4x4RV 02/22/17 09:18am RV Lifestyle
RE: Disgruntled Millennials on the Road

Take a look at Campendium, which often has links to the blogs of people who contribute campsite reviews. Many are youngish couples living/working on the road. https://www.campendium.com/ You have to sign up for a free account to see the full records. Google "millennials on the road full time RV". Some odd stuff there, but some that appears that it would be helpful to you. #vanlife? Maybe a bit too non-mainstream for you? YouTube has many video blogs of young fulltimers I read somewhere that the Escapees RV club now has a sub-group for younger members, but cannot locate that info right now. Edit: Found it! https://www.xscapers.com/about-us Best of luck to you!
Tiger4x4RV 02/21/17 12:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Sprinter Windshield covers--Inside/Outside (SOLVED)

I had an outside windshield cover for my first RV. Hated it! Doing/undoing got me all dirty and left me with the wet or dirty cover to store inside during the day. Plus, I worried about dirt on the cover scratching the RV. The only advantage I can think of is that the cover possibly protected the wiper blades from sun damage. I have been happy for many years now with interior covers which I made from Reflectix. Privacy plus insulation. Always clean. Roll up or lie flat for storage.
Tiger4x4RV 02/19/17 12:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Pre-paid cellular data with longest shelf life?

Take a look at Tracfone. I've used their voice plans for years. They have smart phones now, or bring you own, and data plans. See if they can meet your needs. http://www.tracfone.com/
Tiger4x4RV 02/18/17 05:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

I carried a spare on the roof of my former RV (sold in 2006). It was securely tied into a corner of the roof railing, with the tie-down ropes replaced annually. Got it up there by hoisting with a rope or pulling the RV next to something tall that I could climb on and then pushing tire onto RV. Was this a good idea? Probably not. At the time, I thought it was better than no spare, which was the other option. I never had to use this spare in 15 years of backroad driving, maybe 80K miles. If you took physics and remember about vectors, you know that putting something heavy up high is not a good idea.
Tiger4x4RV 02/17/17 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: I Overdosed on Niacin Yesterday

Disclaimer here: I am a librarian, not a health professional. This means that I am good at looking things up. I am not responsible for what uses you make of this info. Here is the National Library of Medicine's page on Niacin: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682518.html All supplement-taking folks need to check for reputable info, not just what they heard on an RV forum or TV or wherever. There is a supplement and drug info database at https://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html. Access is free, and the language is usually not too difficult to understand.
Tiger4x4RV 02/16/17 01:25pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Serrano Campground at Big Bear California

Recreation.gov says "The campground offers more than a hundred sites for tent and RV camping. A couple dozen sites provide full utility hookups for RVs and a dump station is located within the campground. " I had to go all the way into making a pretend reservation before I could find out that these hookups are electric, water, sewer. 28 sites. It is good to check such details, because sometimes "hookups" does not include sewer.
Tiger4x4RV 02/11/17 08:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The 300 foot rule -- do they mean what they say?

My personal policy is to use established legal sites only. No guilt that way.
Tiger4x4RV 02/03/17 03:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: The real cost of camping vs not

An RV is not an investment. It's like a refrigerator: you buy it, you use it, eventually it wears out. I have an RV because I like the style of travel it provides. I don't think much about mpg or cost per night.
Tiger4x4RV 02/03/17 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: CPAP usage

...I went with a portable cpap batt. I can get about 14 to 18 hours cpap on the portable. Cheaper than adding more house power, ... Yes, the portable does seem to be cheaper than adding more house power. But how do you recharge the portable? My house batteries recharge from the truck engine; I have no solar, no generator, and rarely any shore power. I am not sure if I could recharge both the house batteries and a portable CPAP battery from the truck at the same time. I carry a Duracell 600 Portable Power unit to be used for non-CPAP purposes (light, charging small electronics) if needed. Such use would have to be planned in advance in a situation where I wanted to stay longer than usual in one place and wanted to conserve the house battery power to use for the CPAP. Conservation: minimal water pump use, LED lighting, minimal heater use, 3-way refrigerator. My house system is 2 6V AGMs. They normally provide power for both house use and CPAP with humidifier for 3-4 nights without taking the stored power down too far. In cold weather, they would probably not do this well. 3 years of CPAP use and maybe over 100 camping nights, no problems so far.
Tiger4x4RV 01/29/17 09:49am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Whazoo's Thanksgiving #37, give or take

Another great trip report. thanks! The sand ripples photos are my favorites from this batch.
Tiger4x4RV 01/28/17 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: RV flipping a big thing in Reno?

Where I used to live, such folks came by often. Most RV's on our street were older, but these folks would try for anything.
Tiger4x4RV 01/24/17 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: wifi passwords

My home cable provider has an app which supposedly allows me to log in using my regular account and passwords to any wifi service which shows up on their app and which supposedly will allow me full speed service and the same security as I have at home. Most of these places are smallish businesses like smoke shops and nail salons. The cable company says that these providers receive a lower service fee for agreeing to share their bandwidth and that all is secure. Call me skeptical, but I have not yet tried this service and am not sure that I ever want to.
Tiger4x4RV 01/24/17 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Lance commercial video about boondocking

It looks like California. Not sure exactly where. I wish they'd list locations on these videos. Some SUV, Mazda I think, had a TV commercial during the summer that was also great locations probably in California.
Tiger4x4RV 01/15/17 02:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boy, Do I Miss Ful-timing

I've appreciated the wisdom in your posts over the years and hope that such posts will continue. You have a lot of experience to offer.
Tiger4x4RV 01/14/17 04:59pm Full-time RVing
RE: Limit width of photos so text does not run off page?

On my Mac, if I right-click on an image and choose the Inspect Element option, I can see what you mean - image title and various size tags. There's even a border option. Thanks for the info.
Tiger4x4RV 01/14/17 01:17pm Forum Technical Support
RE: RVing solo

I've been RVing solo, not full time but lots of time, since 1991. My firm belief is that your best weapon is your brain. Be alert to signs of possible trouble and either do not enter or leave before things get bad. I don't think that safety is a gender issue. Be sensible, be cautious, keep your rig in good repair so it doesn't let you down, and get out there and follow your dream!
Tiger4x4RV 01/11/17 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wildflowers

There are no guarantees on what will bloom when. One advantage to Joshua Tree is that it has a variety of elevations, so perhaps one will be in bloom and those higher or lower will not. You may, however, have a difficult time finding a campsite in Joshua Tree NP; check the park's webpage for nearby alternatives. Below is a fairly nice list, again no guarantees. The way things are looking today with the huge storm in Northern and Central CA , all of the flower seeds may wash away. http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/topcalifornia/a/california-wildflowers.htm You can get current reports when the time comes some of the links on that page. Always have plan B in mind.
Tiger4x4RV 01/10/17 04:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking to hire mentor/share expenses for 2-6 weeks

You may wish to experiment with living in a tiny space by setting up a situation where you live in only your kitchen and bathroom where you reside now. Even if you have a washing machine--don't allow yourself to use it for the time frame of the "test". No freezer other than the one in your fridge--and take out all but two shelves in the fridge. Pianotuna beat me to this one. I often recommend such a process for folks with no RV experience who want to just jump full time. This experiment won't cost you anything and you'll be right at home safe. Also, imagine yourself working, driving, enjoying the sights, and maintaining/supplying the RV and the dog all within the same chunk of time. Are you sure you cannot take some long vacations just for travel and some time at homebase just for work?
Tiger4x4RV 01/08/17 03:40pm General RVing Issues
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