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RE: East coast Lighthouse and Fishing advice sought.

....and, Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Assateague: http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p318/isladelcisne/Henlopen%20Assateague%20lighthouses_zpstyx0ucrq.jpg
silversand 04/25/15 08:29am Truck Campers
RE: East coast Lighthouse and Fishing advice sought.

Norfolk, VA (vicinity of First Landing State Park ): http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p318/isladelcisne/Norfolk%20area%20LH_zps1xebozdk.jpg
silversand 04/25/15 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: East coast Lighthouse and Fishing advice sought.

We have visited many of the Lighthouses from Delaware, Cape Henlopen, all the way down to Ocracoke, OBX. The next 3 maps I made, showing the lighthouses of three regions: Delaware/Assateague; Norfolk, VA; and OBX: OBX: http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p318/isladelcisne/OBXlighthouses_zps675h3xqx.jpg
silversand 04/25/15 08:25am Truck Campers
RE: Very New to Snowbirding Florida Question Please

Generally, you would want to be south of Orlando. Then the farther south, the warmer. This is pretty good advice, if you will be wintering in an RV. We started spending a good chunk of winter in Florida (St Augustine: VERY, VERY cold the past several winters!).....but in a condo (with a 40,000+ btu heat pump!). We drove into the interior to the Ocala region to check it out this winter (and past winters), and I gotta tell ya it was cooooold, unless you want to burn the RV furnace from early evening till about 9~10 AM every day from mid December to 1st week of March, you'd better look a good deal south of Orlando. The Panhandle is very, very cold over winter; it is not uncommon to have occasional snows up there (forget about regular temps in the 30sF and even in the 20sF mid December, Jan, Feb, and mid March). Good luck, S-
silversand 04/22/15 03:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Very New to Snowbirding Florida Question Please

Generally, you would want to be south of Orlando. Then the farther south, the warmer. This is pretty good advice, if you will be wintering in an RV. We started spending a good chunk of winter in Florida (St Augustine: VERY, VERY cold the past 2 winters!).....but in a condo (with a 40,000 btu heat pump!). We drove into the interior to the Ocala region to check it out this winter (and past winters), and I gotta tell you, unless you want to burn the RV furnace from early eveing till about 10 AM every day from mid December to 1st week of March, you'd better look a good deal south of Orlando. The Panhandle is very, very cold over winter; it is not uncommon to have occasional snows up there (forget about regular temps in the 30sF and even in the 20sF mid December, Jan, Feb, and mid March). Good luck, S-
silversand 04/22/15 03:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Beware the taxman

Most Americans are unaffected, not too many head north to escape the heat. ...Americans with dual citizensip (ie American acquiring Canadian co citzenship) living in Canada have to file a US (and, Canadian) tax return (and have to report foreign currency $10,000+ bank accounts every year before the deadline). The rules for dual are getting complex now, and you'd better see your CPA and/or CA to see where you stand. Interestingly, roughly 1 million Canadians hold Canadian/US dual citizenship.
silversand 04/19/15 07:54am Snowbirds
RE: Crime Problems In South Baja California Sur

Interesting. Keep us informed of any changes. S-
silversand 04/18/15 08:52pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New guy with a problem

...you may have air in your gas lines appliance-side (~ 0.5 LBS after regulator, so may take time to purge the appliance-side lines). Also, when you turn on the gas at the tank, turn it on verrry slowly, so pressure can equalize across the POL valve. Our gas filler (I have our tanks filled at the gas company facility, where they know what they are doing), they always bleed for a few seconds after the fill (not because the tank is overfilled). We have exactly the same horizontal tank you have. Never an issue.
silversand 04/18/15 04:53am Truck Campers
RE: Overnighting-while-Urban, or OU

So, if you stay with white everything, you DO blend right in with your surroundings. Gotta agree with this thought completely. If your "RV" looks out of the ordinary in any x US urban environment (ie. a Euro ActionMobile; a rig with unusual attachments to exterior; an odd paint job; a new and expensive looking rig; commercial logos; etc...), you will attract attention as surely as a 30 year old camper inside the 2015 West Palm Beach Spring RV Show (unless its the Rocinante :B). So, in my mind, I would pick a boondocking 'hood / locale to best blend with your RV-- in this topic's case: truck camper (only exceptions: Walmart and other boondocking-friendly commercial establishments). Whaz: Gotta love that instant "toad" morph :B
silversand 04/16/15 02:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Overnighting-while-Urban, or OU

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p318/isladelcisne/P1100846_zpslsmcdqzq.jpg IMO....there is no hiding a geometric shape that isn't natural to the desert landscape in the landscape (painted camo). Even draping a camo 3D net over a shape like a TC rig, you'd spot it in a New York second from a mile or more off. The best thing is proly a camo fence....but you'd need it on 4 sides...way too much effort unless you're planning to be there a while :B Best thing is to use the geography to hide: park in topography that hides ya (behind rocks, behind hills, behing huge groves of desert scrub, etc). Whaz: gotta love those vehicles you fab up :B
silversand 04/16/15 05:14am Truck Campers
RE: Sierra Ancha Trip Report

SUPERB trip report. EXCELLENT well thought-out reportage. Great work. Cheers, S-
silversand 04/10/15 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: DISASTER - Nightmare Trip Report

...the last time we saw a pop-up driving down an Interstate with the roof up, it was I25 north of Denver. Incredibly, an Outfitter camper, blasting along the interstate WITH ROOF FULLY DEPLOYED traveling in the opposite direction. We can only assume that the rig was traveling at 65 to 75 MPH. Everything looked none the worse for wear (ie. perfectly stable). Glad no one was hurt. Thinking about the myriad possible disastrous outcomes makes me think twice to ever want to venture out onto the Intertate highways following cargo-laden vehicles. It also makes you wonder and consider how secure the roof clamp-downs are. I check ours before every outing, and replace the stainless screws into the camper sidewall aluminum framing with marine adhesive at ~4 year intervals. And check the roof-fascia integrity constantly.
silversand 04/10/15 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: Brad's New Truck

btw, I still consider my 2006 as being almost new. ....hah, we have a near-mint 2004.5 runs and looks like showroom (even the undercarriage). Our 2004.5 near 11 year old truck should go at least another 15 to 20 years :E In our neck of the woods, a new 3/4 or 1 ton diesel sells in the $90,000 CAD range + tax !
silversand 04/09/15 05:37am Truck Campers
RE: OutSTANDING photography . . .

Image: M-a-2_1427970366256.jpg has some serious luminance noise in the sky portions of the photo. You can also see some movement/streaking in a few of the stars in the peripery of the same sky/image (I don't think it is lens chromatic aberation)...
silversand 04/06/15 02:55pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: OutSTANDING photography . . .

As for "finagling". . .absolutely! Personally, I shoot in RAW format and every image is imported for post-processing with minor color, noise reduction, lens correction, etc, filters. Sure; me, too. Very minor color correction. I tend not to do noise reduction (always use a camera with low noise over your entire ISO range of interest), because it severely distorts the base image no matter how you try and minimize the invasive nature on digital images with noise reduction algorithms; even the best "photographers denoiser tools" will degrade the raw image (I also correct satellite imagery/data used in scientific analysis using 3D transform shrinkage; K-lld; etc...). ...but looking at those images, either the photographer (or, some post-processor digital lab) have done some SERIOUS modifications to the original capture (probably using Lightroom, or some such). So, when we try and evaluate the photographer's exceptional skills at "being at right place, at right time", and getting those precise qualities one-off from the lense real time, for sure there was a digital post-processing production crew involved. Not just the photographer. Not to say that this is a bad thing, I would LOVE to see the metadata audit trail leading to those highly-processed images (unless the post-process is classified as a trade secret, by those involved, of course) :B
silversand 04/06/15 02:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: LivinLite table/seating mod

....now you can actually see out the dinette window! Nice mod. Looks like high quality work you've done. I could never understand why LivinLite EVER inserted their dinette window so high up the wall (!); you can only see out the window properly if you stand up (We visited a LivinLite 10 foot model locally at a dealer years ago). I imagine that livinLite would offer to mod this "dinette riser" if one bought factory direct....
silversand 04/06/15 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Min overall height for soft side

Cal: Photo 136......hoooly, that's close :E
silversand 04/04/15 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: OutSTANDING photography . . .

Interesting. I download the photos, and opened the EXIF header, and everything was stripped out (ie. no way to determine what equipment and settings and digital effects he used to photo....OR video??) the sequences (ie the image forensics). Also, the eruption sequence (shot from a fixed tripod) time interval can be calculated by observing the locational position of the stars, as they change from image to image. I'm wondering if he had a video camera (a high quality 3CCD progressive frame video camera, shooting 1080P) trained on the volcano for hours or, days, and just took the stills from the video footage (not luck, but patience!) ?? All the above because I can't find ANY technical info on how/what he made the images with...
silversand 04/04/15 10:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: EXPIRED PASSPORT NORTHBOUND

This is a guarantee in the US Constitution. If that was not the case what would happen if you were in Europe and got your passport stolen? Would you then have to live in Europe for the rest of your life because you don't have the proper papers to reenter the USA? IF your passport is stolen abroad, and you try and board a plane back to North America, you will be refused (at pre-boarding). If your passport is stolen abroad, you proceed directly to the closest US Consulate (, or, if you are lucky, to the Embassy, if you are in a Capital city), where you apply for a TEMP passport. Then, you can board your plane home. Same for ground travel: if stolen, go directly to closest Consulate, and get your TEMP passport. The above is for a stolen passport. It makes things easier if you have a good quality photocopy of your passport (and, photocopy your entry visa or stamp IF gotten at port of entry). Above is also the procedure for a Canadian stolen passport situation.
silversand 04/04/15 09:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Min overall height for soft side

Our Outfitter Caribou 8 pop-up is 8 foot 2 inches tall (nothing on roof but 2 roof vents) sittin' on the following: 2004 Silverado 2500HD long bed, 4x4, with original OEM sized tires: 245 75 R16. Truck has no lift. We have a 1/2 inch thick rubber truck bed protector. We now have tires that are about 2 inches taller, so we would now be 8 foot 4 inches + the beefed-up 1/2 inch thick tub floor I installed last summer = 8 foot 4.5 inches. Absolutely no way to get truck loaded on camper into our 8 foot opening garage (unless you let out almost all the air from tires to ride 1 inch from rims-- not something I would EVER do potentially jeapordizing my $340+ tax @ tires). An F250/F350 I believe is taller. Dodge? Unknown height bed to ground. I think Outfitter makes a much less tall camper with full-sized shell and tub, and a roof and cabover profile that looks like a 4 Wheel camper (perhaps 4~5 iches less tall than a traditional Caribou). But all this does nothing for you, because you still have a 7 foot tall garage. Good luck, S-
silversand 04/04/15 07:10am Truck Campers
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