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RE: SAFETY WHILE TRAVELLING ALONE

Common sense, realism, and paying attention to your surroundings are the best weapons you can have. I agree. And either gender is theoretically able to procure and use those three "best weapons" without needing money or a permit to do so.
Tiger4x4RV 05/04/16 03:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: SAFETY WHILE TRAVELLING ALONE

I have camped alone since 1991, probably around 1000 nights by now. I am often far from other campers, since I really enjoy dispersed camping. I've learned that safety is not a gender issue. Being and staying safe is mostly mental. You don't have anyone to watch your back while you are alone, so get used to taking care of yourself. Keep yourself healthy and alert and keep your vehicle in good condition. Know where you are. In various settings, imagine what you could use to defend yourself if something bad happened right then. Don't forget that you might be your own worst enemy; stumble over something and you can pass into victim status really quickly. Fortunately, the stumble that put me into the hospital for 3 days when 500 miles from home did not occur while I was alone. Do not go into or stay in an unsafe situation (I like the "spidey sense" comments above). If you drive into a camp area and there is broken glass, trash, graffiti everywhere, I'd say just leave right then even if it is the only camp area around. Sometimes even places which appear safe do not stay that way. I once went from living area to driver's seat in my Class C and drove away when a situation which had appeared safe changed dramatically. A camp neighbor who was also alone started yelling and throwing his outdoor furniture around. Why sit there and wait for him to attack me or my gear when he ran out of other stuff to break up? I left. Have a reliable communication device (I recently upgraded to an InReach satellite messenger). Give your itinerary to a trusted person and tell them what to do if they do not hear from you by a certain day/time. Solo travel takes more than a bit of getting used to. For me, it is great now, but my first 24-hour solo trip was a torture of looking at my watch and asking myself if I could leave yet; there were no safety issues, it's just that I was not yet used to being alone.
Tiger4x4RV 05/04/16 02:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: South California Coast above Santa Barbara

Morro Bay. Multiple state, county, and private parks in the area. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=23793
Tiger4x4RV 05/02/16 09:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip Report from the San Rafael Swell

Off The Path sure beats going on the Resort Path. Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 05/01/16 07:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Old Ipod to listen to MP3 Audiobooks

I tested audiobooks on my old iPod Touch. Could not get library Overdrive app to run because my iPT is too old to update it. However, that does not matter to you because you have MP3 files. So I tried to drag some MP3 files from my computer to the music files on the iPT. No dice, but maybe just because I am out of practice. Then, I got iTunes to take some MP3 files to the iPT by asking it to add them to Documents. Bingo. The files went there. They play on the iPT. Also discovered along the way that you can download audiobooks from iTunes, so perhaps you could put your existing MP3 audiobooks there and then onto an iPod or iPT. I hope this helps you.
Tiger4x4RV 04/29/16 02:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Old Ipod to listen to MP3 Audiobooks

Do you borrow the books from a library? If yes, at least at my library the download format is MP3 and the file wants to open in OverDrive Media Console. The app for this says "Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch." That said, perhaps an old iPod Touch? I have one, 3rd generation (before they had cameras) and use it for all sorts of apps, music, and files and am very happy with its performance. Have not tried this particular app yet, but will to test it for you if no one speaks up about anything else you can use.
Tiger4x4RV 04/29/16 12:44pm Technology Corner
RE: HWY 395 Barstow to Carson City

Some CalTrans traffic cams that might interest you: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist9/cctv/ The free USFS camp north of Mammoth, mentioned above, is Glass Creek.
Tiger4x4RV 04/28/16 03:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Macerator hair

Use hair-catcher sink strainers in all sink/shower drains. Hair that never gets into the waste system cannot clog it.
Tiger4x4RV 04/28/16 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Here I go to the dark side......... maybe

Maybe it's just that TC drivers cannot hear the rattling and banging going on in the TC while they are driving? :-)
Tiger4x4RV 04/25/16 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: How long...

Is that the 2016 Plateau XL TD? Beds in it are 29 inches W X 74 inches L according to webpage under "weights and measures" tab.
Tiger4x4RV 04/25/16 04:51pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Adding a toilet and blackwater tank to a cargo van

Or maybe a Porta-Potti with a hold-down? http://www.thetford-europe.com/product-category/toilets/portable-toilets/
Tiger4x4RV 04/23/16 02:34pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Delorme In-Reach

Unless something has changed since I bought my InReach, it can receive e-mail messages only as replies to messages it has sent. See my comments in the other thread.
Tiger4x4RV 04/17/16 10:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Delorme In-Reach

I have had an InReach for about 6 months. I test it everywhere I go, which is often far from pavement, and it has always worked. You might want to check out a recent thread on this topic: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28679851.cfm
Tiger4x4RV 04/17/16 09:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: popular rv/trailer accessories

One of the RV storage lots near here has a dump station, a fill-up station for potable water, an RV wash bay with catwalks. Very nice!
Tiger4x4RV 04/15/16 01:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Knee Issues

I have had two knee replacements. In spite of weighing more than I should, I was back to hiking at 10K feet in the Sierras about 10 weeks after each surgery. Crawling or kneeling are no longer good, which makes gardening a different experience than it used to be. RV steps are not a problem for me. I am careful to use the assist handle. Possibly the best after-effect of the 2 TKR's: no more knee pain. Yay! After years of it.
Tiger4x4RV 04/15/16 01:35pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Summer 2015 Trip Report - Arizona, Colorado & Utah

Nice trip report! Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 04/15/16 08:57am Roads and Routes
RE: A Floor Plan Not Made In A Long Time

Yes, it has been a long time. Maybe it started with sheep wagons. My family owned a small TT (a Scotsman, not the one shown in the photo below). The bottom unit as seen in the photo was a couch which slid easily out to make a comfortable double bed; some of its support came from the side cabinets which barely show in the photo. The part above, where the words show in the photo, was a double bunk with a hinged floor which lifted up for daytime to leave plenty of headroom on the couch below. Under the bottom bed were storage cabinets. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/Scotsman.jpg The only units I can think of which come close to this floorplan now are Class B's with an electric couch which makes a large rear bed.
Tiger4x4RV 04/12/16 02:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: High Serrias

Hwy 4, Ebbetts Pass. They must be kidding. Wikipedia, not known as an RV authority says "Today, Ebbetts Pass is one of the least traveled passes in the Sierra Nevada. An extensive section of highway over the pass is less than two lanes with no dividing line. It has very steep sections with hairpin corners. The eastern slope is particularly difficult, as many of the hairpin corners are blind, and steepen suddenly at the apex, making it necessary to shift to first gear in most vehicles. It is rarely used by commercial traffic and is not recommended for vehicles towing long trailers." I, who have driven this road several times (in my 20-ft class C), agree with them. If you are not going up/down the western slope higher than Bear Valley, then maybe OK. My favorite Hwy 4 road sign: http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/Ebbetts.jpg This page has more info and videos: http://scenic4.org/
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/16 03:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip report: Kings Canyon

Thanks for sharing!
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/16 01:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Owl Creek Pass, Colorado - OMG - This place is Beautiful

Great minds, and all that. Your trees are prettier.
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/16 12:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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