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RE: Weekend at a "dry" campground

I'd have more issues with the no campfires policy (if that is the policy) than the no alcohol. To me, a campfire is a vital part of the camping experience. You would have a problem with most of the northwest. Fire bans (even charcoal grills) cover many of the campgrounds. They have good reasons; you can see smoke in the air in most of Oregon!
vermilye 09/18/17 06:26pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: I have forgotten the name?

Interesting, hidden behind the Chamber of Commerce and on their web site, does not show on Allstays. https://www.berryvillechamber.com/ Has 9 reviews on RVParkreviews.com http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/arkansas/berryville/berryville-rv-park-6761 Listed in Campendium but no reviews https://www.campendium.com/berryville-rv-park This is truly one of those places you just have to "discover" or hear about, from someone else. Thank you for pointing it out to us. CharlesIt is also listed in the Ultimate Campground List. While I often use AllStays Camp & RV to find campgrounds, it does leave out many city campgrounds, fairgrounds campgrounds, etc. The Ultimate Campground list ONLY does non commercial campgrounds, and seems to have more of them than any of the other "campground finding" apps. If you do non commercial campgrounds, it is worth getting.
vermilye 09/16/17 12:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NPS Senior Pass

Received mine yesterday, ordered online 8/3/17! Also go my State Fishing License! Getting hyped to do some roughing it with my four person tent, canopy and supplies! Now ..... to make your situation complete ..... if only you (and I) could once a year, or better still once for life, buy a NATIONAL FISHING LICENSE. :C What a joy that would be as myself and my DW (who is a fisherwoman) could drop a line anywhere allowed in the U.S. as we wonder about in our small Class C. We usually have fishing gear along anyway, just in case we want to go through the hassle of finding out where to get, and then go through the inconvenience to get - a local fishing license. :( 2X, but can you imagine all 50 states agreeing to this?
vermilye 09/13/17 11:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Telecom towers and their power

I was at the top of Steens Mountain (southwest Oregon) yesterday & saw the propane tank farm used by an AT&T tower. No idea how long it would last, but they sure had lots of tanks! (by the way, I do wonder how they get the tanks filled - very steep rocky road to the tanks that probably needs a 4 wheel drive to get there, although with the steel framework around the tanks, maybe they air lift the entire set of tanks. Ever see a 4 wheel drive propane delivery truck? http://lakeshoreimages.com/18trip/images1813/_JRV8448.jpg width=640
vermilye 09/12/17 01:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical: DC AC Conversions - Efficiency

What you are leaving out is that when you use an inverter to run the refrigerator on 120V, the power is still coming from the battery. The input to the inverter will be around 10X the current coming out of the inverter (wattage is the same, so one tenth the voltage will have to push ten times the current). With the losses produced in the inverter, I suspect you will be better off running directly from the battery.
vermilye 09/12/17 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Pulling ethanol out of gas

How about a gas turbine lawnmower? By the way, it was so loud that the show manager requested it be shut down immediately. A nice build, but LOUD!!! http://lakeshoreimages.com/images316/ASH_1657.jpg width=640
vermilye 09/10/17 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Montana fires & driving conditions

A place to start is the Montana Wildfire Map. Specific information at Montana Incidents.
vermilye 09/09/17 12:11pm Snowbirds
RE: 2 weeks in Glacier August 2018

No matter which side of the park you stay at, take the toad & drive out to the Polebridge Mercantile on the west side for a cinnamon roll or sticky bun. A great bakery!
vermilye 09/06/17 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sirius Radio for RVs Reception

I just renewed two accounts today (one for the truck & one in the trailer) $66.72 total for 6 months for both. It is a pain to renew (and argue) every 6 months, but they want quite a bit more for a full year. I suspect they hope you will get tired of renewing & let it slip into the auto renewal at the full price. By the way, I have This XM antenna on the trailer, and is works much better under heavy cover than the TRAM marine antenna or the standard magnetic puck sent with the receivers.
vermilye 09/05/17 12:35pm Technology Corner
RE: GPS Geez People School me

How tall is your Rig? Hit a service station canopy?? I HAD a Garmin...2 goof ups (wrong directions that did NOT agree with paper map) I muffed her and stuck her in a bag never to come out again. Besides I couldn't stand the sarcastic 'Recalculating' when I deviated from route. Atlas/paper maps.......... 7 yrs FT secondary/back roads and they got us where we wanted to go with no issues. As for 'height' PAY Attention----Look UPIf you get a newer Garmin GPS the processors are fast enough that you will never hear "Recalculating" again! I use both the Garmin & paper maps. For me the advantage of the GPS is local maps. There is no way I could carry county & town road level maps for everywhere I travel. I don't know what atlas you are using, but mine leaves out lots of the smaller roads. I do wish the GPS makers would get together with the 911 people & use the same road names. Out county switched all the road signs to the 911 names, while Garmin uses the old ones. Makes it difficult to tell who is who when there are a bunch of intersections. I'd never depend on any GPS for heights or weights. It is far too easy for things to change before the software updates them.
vermilye 09/05/17 12:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Quartzsite 2018

I'll be back in late October or early November for the winter. Right now I'm ducking the smoke in central Oregon.
vermilye 09/02/17 12:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Recommendations for a new trailer.

If you can live without a slid out, a Scamp 16, version #4 provides a pair of bunks, a bed for the adults (it is also the table, so it needs to be set up each night), wet bath, and weighs under 3000 lbs loaded. There are many other fiberglass "eggs" that fall within the weight range of the Pathfinder, have bunks, bathrooms, etc, however none include slides.
vermilye 09/02/17 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Fall color predictor

For the East & Midwest, I use the Foliage Network.
vermilye 08/29/17 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Start looking for a boondocking site: eclipse (Aug 21 2017)

No totality at Silver Lake State Park near Maple Falls, WA, but I did get image of what we had. I also found some neat sickle shaped shadows caused by the crescent sun (hard to see in the photo): http://lakeshoreimages.com/18trip/images1807/_DSC8713.jpg width=640 http://lakeshoreimages.com/18trip/images1807/_DSC8728.jpg width=640
vermilye 08/23/17 07:45pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What is the best NP camping experience?

While most of the national park campgrounds are wonderful places to stay (and I've stayed at many of them), don't rule out some of the state parks, often near by. Some examples include Dead Horse Point State Park (in the Canyonlands & Arches area mentioned by fanrgs), Kodachrome State Park (near Bryce), and a bit further drive between parks, Goblin Valley State Park about an hour from Capitol Reef.
vermilye 08/16/17 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie boondocker seeks LTVA with internet

All of the Quartzsite LTVA's have good AT&T service. It will bog down during the mid January RV show madness, but even the southern LTVA's are good. Just in case anyone asks, Verizon is also good...
vermilye 08/13/17 06:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Newbie boondocker seeks LTVA with internet

Has anyone confirmed AT&T internet at Imperial Dam? ...... I hear it's windy there as well.I've been there for part of the last 3 winters & I can confirm that there IS NO AT&T service at most of Imperial Dam. I did find a few locations where I could get one bar using a Wilson Sleek amplifier with a Trucker Antenna, but most areas showed no service. On the other hand, with an amplifier, I had no problems with Verizon. As to windy, at times everywhere in the southwest is windy during the winter. I didn't find Imperial Dam any worse than Quartzsite...
vermilye 08/07/17 06:59pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sedona in December?

I attended a "Scamp Camp" (A fiberglass trailer rally) in December 2015. Attended the Festival of Lights at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village which was interesting. We had 1/2" of snow, and I headed back to Quartzsite before a bigger storm the next day. Didn't get to see much of the surrounding area, but will go back in better weather - it looked beautiful. I Agree that the town is a tourist trap... A Couple days of journal starts here.
vermilye 08/07/17 06:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: 50 Amp Power Panel

I agree that CODE requires a ground run back to the common ground at the service entrance... HOWEVER ,..... I"d just drive two grounds at least 3 feet apart one on either side of the post and ground there. NOT CODE, but if done right the inspectors will never notice, at least the ones that dang near killed me won;'t notice. (long story exposed HOT wire)The problem doing this is if the conductance of the earth between the new ground rods & the ground connection at the service entrance is poor, a fault to ground may not carry enough current to trip the breaker protecting the panel. Secondly, using the earth as a ground conductor can produce some "interesting" shock hazards during a fault. While it may be difficult to do, running a ground conductor between the new panel & the service entrance (or, if fed by a sub panel, the ground buss in the sub panel" is the only safe way to change the panel to 120/240.
vermilye 08/03/17 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie boondocker seeks LTVA with internet

Quartzsite BLM areas have excellent cell service even without 'boosters'.2X, Both AT&T & Verizon. Don't know about the other carriers... Imperial Dam has Verizon coverage in most areas, but weak or non existent AT&T.
vermilye 07/29/17 08:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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