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RE: Mattole Rd. (Lost Coast Highway, King Range) California

Here's the National Weather Service monthly climatological summary for Eureka (the closest I could find so far) for September, 2013. It includes wind data. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/getclimate.php?wfo=eka
Tiger4x4RV 08/29/14 07:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Mattole Rd. (Lost Coast Highway, King Range) California

I drove that road in 2007 and don't suppose it has changed much. Narrow and a bit bumpy but not too bad. Spectacular scenery. It was extremely windy in the campground and along the beach. Most vehicles were those of backpackers, near restrooms in the photos, or picknickers in the campground. I think I was the only person who spent the night at the camp. Beautiful place, great beachcombing, and I'd go there again in a heartbeat. Campground photos: http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/file-39.jpg http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s439/Tiger4x4RV/file-40.jpg
Tiger4x4RV 08/28/14 07:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Stick with truck camper or go for RV?

I've been solo camping in small 4x4 RV's off pavement, often in remote areas, for over 20 years. They're great, but TC's are probably more durable off-road. My small RV fits under trees and between things where a taller or wider unit, say a large TC, cannot go. The pop-up TC's seem to be perfect for getting way out there, but often living space and tanks are smaller than you want. There is no perfect RV. My recommendation to you: start with a TC. They are more available than off-road C's or A's. They are probably easy to sell when you want to try another type of RV. It's better to be out there camping than sitting at home for ages fussing about what kind of rig to buy!
Tiger4x4RV 08/26/14 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freeze dried foods

It depends on the situation. Off the grid for a week with no water except what I bring along, I might choose canned food because it already has the water in it (watch out for the sodium). Closer to town, fresh is nice if available. I haven't used freeze-dried meals due to cost.
Tiger4x4RV 08/24/14 12:41pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: A little Dobro around the fire anyone?

Thank you! The Dobro is one of my favorite instruments. Learning to play one is on my bucket list.
Tiger4x4RV 08/20/14 04:56pm RV Lifestyle
RE: How to beat yourself up in two days

That lake is going on my list for the next Central Valley trip. Rancho Seco (lake) used to be the cooling ponds for Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Facility. If it wasn't for the test run Buzzcut was working out kinks, I wouldn't add it to a list of places to make a special trip to. I've been working my way around the wildlife refuges and other sights in the Central Valley for a couple of years. Rancho Seco Lake might find its way into an itinerary for its nice campground. I don't boat or fish and I probably wouldn't stay long enough to start glowing in the dark.
Tiger4x4RV 08/18/14 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Total Knee Replacement

I've had two TKR's, 2008 and 2013. My recommendations: exercise as prescribed, ice, and not letting the pain get ahead of you. I was back to light hiking 11 weeks after the first TKR, about 8 weeks after the second. Your results may vary. Don't do too much too soon. Your legs need to be the same length or other problems will start happening - hips, other knee, tendons, etc. Talk to your doctor ASAP about this concern. Re the meds: During the painful period, I took meds on schedule so that the pain would not build up to being unmanageable. I reduced dosage methodically, by lengthening the time between doses in small increments. This worked well for me. Don't just stop your meds all at once. I still do my own yard work, but find kneeling (for weeding and such) quite painful. Try some different tools. I got a Hula Hoe and often use it instead of the hand weeding I used to do. Yes, new knees have their problems, but those problems are not usually as bad as the awful pain of the old worn-out knees.
Tiger4x4RV 08/18/14 09:11am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How to beat yourself up in two days

That lake is going on my list for the next Central Valley trip. Your TR is an excellent example of planning. Learning new routines and methods now can make future trips more enjoyable. This trip was sort of like an advanced version of Camp Driveway, which is often recommended for newbies.
Tiger4x4RV 08/18/14 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Starting RVing with a PUP behind a minivan - thoughts?

In the early '70's, we took our two small children on a 70-day trip in a tiny hardside TT. It was the experience of a lifetime. I agree with the advice that others have given above. One add-on: It rained at least a little on 63 of those 70 days. Be ready for that. Have a wonderful trip!
Tiger4x4RV 08/18/14 08:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Maryland Byways - Any route map and campgrounds to stay.

Try the byways info and maps here and the campground maps and info here. Have a great time!
Tiger4x4RV 08/17/14 06:12pm Family Camping
RE: NEW RVer- TOYOTA CLASS C RV - GOOD/BAD IDEA?

I spent 15 years driving a 1983 Toyota Class C. 4 cylinders, 5-speed stick shift, 22R engine. Total length bumper to bumper was about 17 feet. I loved that little rig and we had a lot of great adventures in our 60,000 miles together. Now the bad parts: Not enough engine ooomph, to the point where I lived in fear of being rammed from behind. The truck would go up anything, but not fast enough to suit other drivers. Not enough braking strength for the weight of the RV. Overloaded drive train: I had to have U-joints replaced twice and transmission rebuilt once. It had the "bad duals" and one failed, causing great injury to the camper as it came off; I had the side wall of the camper rebuilt and the axle replaced with one from a larger Toyota truck and that worked OK. When I sold it in 2006, I was starting to have trouble finding parts for the engine. I agree with a previous poster that a fiberglass trailer and a tow vehicle might be a better combo for you. Take a look at this blog by a guy who has a Toyota RAV4 and a small trailer. Good luck in finding the right rig for your future life.
Tiger4x4RV 08/17/14 04:22pm Beginning RVing
RE: California Sighting--cool old RV

Maybe a Travel Queen from about 1970?
Tiger4x4RV 08/17/14 11:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR - Great Basin National Park, Baker NV - Aug 2014

It sounds like you had a fun trip! Thanks for sharing it.
Tiger4x4RV 08/16/14 07:26pm Truck Campers
RE: My cassette toilet is stinking up my TC

My resume: former RV had a Porta Potti which received extensive use in the 15 years I had it. Here's some advice from what I learned. With the seal/flapper/blade closed, put a small amount of water into the toilet bowl. If it leaks on through to the cassette, you have a leak around the sealing apparatus. Repair that (clean the apparatus and/or install a new one) and the scent problem should be gone.
Tiger4x4RV 08/14/14 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: "Half-open" position for exit window with hinged rod

You are living proof that it pays to have a hardware junk drawer. Oh, and an active imagination, which is not given to all.
Tiger4x4RV 08/11/14 04:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tiger spotting.

Tigers are indeed rare. I have had mine for 8 years, driven over 60K miles in it, and see only maybe 10 others in the wild; this is not counting 33 of them at the Tiger rally in Colorado a couple of years ago. I have had people pull up to me in parking lots and at traffic lights, all excited, pointing, taking pictures.
Tiger4x4RV 08/11/14 11:22am Truck Campers
RE: Smart Phone (apple) National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map

Link for Black Hills NF MVUM page This page indicates that there are 4 maps for the BHNF. Scroll down the page to see the links for downloading them in PDF format. I use the free Files app to store PDFs on my Apple products. Files Pro upgrade ($) lets you organize your files better. I have not tried an MVUM, but often download USGS topo maps into my old iPod Touch to carry along on hikes. Works great! Also, at most forests I have visited the MVUM is available in a rack outside the office so you can get one even if this office is closed. Happy trails!
Tiger4x4RV 08/08/14 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Trip report: boondocking and hiking near Tioga Pass

I agree with you about the entrance station. As to the E lake trailhead, there is a large parking lot for it. I was camping, but it looked like you could park there to dayhike. You would have to drive through the camp area to get to that. I usually sleep at Lower Lee Vining USFS camp, then drive up the hill early for my day's activites. That one time I lucked into TM camp, it was fabulous. I got a level site near the river. This was several years ago, a few days before they closed for the season.
Tiger4x4RV 08/06/14 09:28pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip report: boondocking and hiking near Tioga Pass

Elizabeth Lake trailhead is in Tuolumne Meadows campground.
Tiger4x4RV 08/06/14 09:40am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: RVing with a newborn

My two DD's each camped for a week in a small TT (ice box, no toilet) at age 6 weeks. They are in their late 40's now, still camping. They have camping kids. I don't think that the GGD has camped yet, but her mother is the GK who seemed to like camping the least.
Tiger4x4RV 08/05/14 05:17pm Family Camping
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