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RE: Lower Owyhee River, OR and travel trailer dry camping

There is a BLM camp at Leslie Gulch right near the water.
Tiger4x4RV 04/16/14 05:59pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wait, no. can't be. I forgot what?

You don't keep pillows in the camper? Great trip report and photos. It's nice to see all of the different places folks take their TCs.
Tiger4x4RV 04/14/14 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: I need a larger camper

Silversand, thanks for the maybe's. I'm not look for a new rig and even if I were it sure would not look like either of these!
Tiger4x4RV 04/13/14 04:22pm Truck Campers
RE: I need a larger camper

I saw the smaller cousin of that rig in Morro Bay a couple of years ago. It has more resemblance to a TC than the OP's photo. Still, you gotta wonder what makes the designers and builders of these odd contraptions tick. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/LandTug/file-2.jpg
Tiger4x4RV 04/13/14 11:34am Truck Campers
RE: Removable towel hook

I've been happy with Command hooks. Another possibility is various over-the-door towel holders. I use some of those also.
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/14 10:46am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Boondocking south & east of Mono Lake: sandy? buggy?

I've been on some of those roads. Most that I've driven were either washboarded or sandy, with few places to pass or turn around. I try to visit such places on T-W-Th to minimize the possibility of oncoming traffic. Take a look at the BLM Booklet "Motor Touring in the Eastern Sierra, Mono County". Click on the photo of the cover; booklet opens on screen and is downloadble. You can also request a paper copy. Perhaps some ideas there? I especially enjoyed Crooked Meadow Road last September. You could easily take a trailer there, but it would undoubtedly be busy on Memorial Day. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/E%20Sierra%209-2013/file-22.jpg Also, you can camp in the Mono Basin; see page two of this linked document under Dispersed Camping and Permits. As to bugs, I have not visited this area so early in the season, have not experienced any no-seeums. Have a great trip!
Tiger4x4RV 04/10/14 10:42am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: For those who _insist_ on a unique RV

In some countries, they call these housetrucks. I've never seen one that appeared to be as well-made as this. Maybe the seller gets his joy out of the design-build process and isn't interested once the product is finished?
Tiger4x4RV 04/09/14 05:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Summer RV'ing in the Southwest

Build in a few extra days for rainouts if you plan to travel during the southwest's summer monsoon season. It can rain a lot in July, especially in AZ and NM. I have almost never made reservations in these areas unless near a very popular area such as Santa Fe.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/14 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick Simple Dinners?

Quesadillas or burritos steamed greens with an egg on top and bread-and-butter on the side scrambled eggs plus whatever If you have to watch your sodium intake (as I do), choose your prepared foods wisely. Learn to read the nutrition labels. You'll be shocked at how much sodium is hidden in foods.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/14 10:56am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Considering First Motorhome Purchase

Sooper and Tiger, are you suggesting I move on because there are too many miles on the vehicle or are there are reasons-- Miles: no. (My first Class C had 79K miles on it when I bought it, 149K when I sold it 15 years later. As far as I can tell from the California DMV smog database, it is still on the road 7 years later.) Age of unit: possibly. Make/model: I have no idea. Do its features meet your criteria? An RV should not be an impulse purchase. You say you don't know much about RV's, so I'd say read a lot and look a lot and know what you want before you buy.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/14 10:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Single traveler

I've been RVing solo since 1991. Any problems I have encountered have had nothing to do with gender. If you live alone, you know how it is. You are the housekeeper and the vehicle manager. You have to take care of every task or hire someone else to do it. Same on the road. Solo travelers of either gender have no extra set of eyes, no one to carry the spare keys, no relief driver, etc. They have to learn to compensate, the same as people who live alone have to learn to deal with that. I've been camping all my life. My first solo trip was 24 hours at a familiar campground. I was watching every second click by until I could go home. Fast forward a few years and quite a few new skills, I was boondocking way out there and delighted to not see or hear any people or vehicles for over two days. Go for it! Happy travels to you!
Tiger4x4RV 04/05/14 03:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping with babies

Congratulations on the addition to your family! And be glad you have a TT. My daughters, who each began camping in a TT at 6 weeks, grew up to be tent campers. Both of them tent camped with their babies. Those babies are now grown and some of them are still tent campers. We'll see if they pass it on to the next generation. The ideas above are great for camping with an infant. When he gets older, my best guess for a hazard is the TT steps. Protect him from falls.
Tiger4x4RV 04/05/14 10:07am Family Camping
RE: Considering First Motorhome Purchase

When buying my first Class C (in 1991), I set a top price and made a list of must-have features. I wasn't too fussy: under 22 feet long (fits in my parking area at home), a bed, a bathroom, a ceiling high enough to allow standing up, and a door that locks. Oh, and no signs of leaks and no super high miles. Even living in a major metropolitan area that is absolutely crawling with RV's it took me 6 months to find one good enough to buy. For my list, the most difficult features to find were acceptable odometer reading, length, and no leaks. Your list and budget will be different, and so will the pool of available vehicles. Keep looking. Be patient. Your RV is out there. Good luck!
Tiger4x4RV 04/03/14 08:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Insurance for a Custom Built Camper

I had a custom Class C. AAA insured it after they inspected it.
Tiger4x4RV 04/03/14 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Report: Mojave Road II, 2014-03-13 to 16

Jefe, you and the bros really know how to stage an adventure trip! Excellent report. I hope that no one from U-Haul is viewing this thread.
Tiger4x4RV 03/31/14 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Counter Space!! Where is it?? 15 1/4"??

Forget making sink covers. I bought a very inexpensive plastic cutting board and that lays across the double sink. It also serves as a lap desk when needed. My stick house has only about 5 feet of counter space total, so I'm used to cooking in small spaces.
Tiger4x4RV 03/30/14 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Too old for a manual transmission?

After about 50 years of driving stick shifts by choice in both cars and truck-based RV's, I drove my last one at age 67. I do have mobility issues, but the main problems with sticks were availability and my getting very cranky in the ever-increasing traffic jams around here. Over a year after the big change, I've finally come to accept my two new 6-speed automatics.
Tiger4x4RV 03/30/14 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Compact Super C's?

Bengal CX or TX Tiger can tow up to 9,000 lbs, chassis a bit lighter than the Class 5 you want. I'm only mentioning it in case you decide to lighten your load.
Tiger4x4RV 03/30/14 06:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trip report: Palomar Mountain, east of San Diego

It's good to see you out and enjoying our local campgrounds. I have not been up to Palomar in years, so perhaps your trip report will inspire me. Re the level issue: many of the state parks predate RV's, but you'd think they would have updated by now. Re the bedrock mortars: in the desert, I often find one or two at obvious lookout points. Perhaps the lookouts needed something to do? The mountain groups or those near desert village sites are larger. Grinding must have been a very social thing.
Tiger4x4RV 03/22/14 10:42am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Need best book recommendations for a first time Class C user

Thanks, WoodGlue. I edited my example to improve it. I still recommend having Livingston's book available. If you travel like I do, most of the time you do not have internet access. Factory websites often have downloadable owners manuals, but those often are not as good with troubleshooting as they ought to be.
Tiger4x4RV 03/20/14 05:34am Beginning RVing
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