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RE: Tips for NW Colorado camping?

Many thanks for the tips. I'll check 'em out. :) I went thru Colorado in 2008 and visited some of the places mentioned. The beetle kill around Rocky Mtn NP was very bad, even back then. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 07/06/15 10:00am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Tips for NW Colorado camping?

I'm on my annual trip to visit my cousin in SW Montana. I want to explore some of NW Colorado on the way (even though it's out of the way). I plan on entering via US40 from Vernal, UT and go thru Craig and Steamboat then exit via hwy 125 into WY. Will also go S of US40 on sidetrips. I'm in a 2WD truck camper. Any tips for govt type campgrounds or boondocking? Fishing tips also appreciated. BTW, I know about uscampgrounds.info. Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 07/05/15 09:16am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: A map of my 540 campsites for the last 9 years

cool!!! only one question On the boondocking one that I saw, I can't really tell "how to get there" ? maybe I'm looking at it wrong....? Unfortunately, there is no "how to get there" on my map, like on uscampgrounds.info . :( You would need to use the GPS coordinates with Google maps and then select "Directions". The last paragraph of text explains how to get the GPS coordinates for any point. If you have trouble doing this, let me know the date of the campsite and I'll post the GPS coordinates.
Ramblin' Ralph 06/14/15 08:58pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip report: boondocking in Sequoia in rain -- it was fun!

Ralph, we saw three in a week -- very unusual. Maybe it's the drought driving them into the moist meadows, looking for roots to munch on??I was wondering if it was drought related, too. Sounds very possible.
Ramblin' Ralph 06/03/15 09:05am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip report: boondocking in Sequoia in rain -- it was fun!

Just spent a week in Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP. Exact opposite of OP's weather. Always sunny and daytime temps of around 85 in the canyon (4500 ft) and 70-75 at 6500 ft. Lows were usually around 45-50, but was 38 last night. Saw 5 bear in Round Meadow, near Giant Forest, at the same time! I rarely see even one in all my summer travels. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos3/RVMay15%2050.JPG
Ramblin' Ralph 06/02/15 12:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Sunset campground in Kings Canyon National Park, CA: http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos3/RVMay15%20126.JPG Here's what it looks like from behind the rocks: http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos3/RVMay15%20124.JPG
Ramblin' Ralph 06/01/15 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Windows 7 System Restore Error

Thanks for the tips. In looking for solutions, I already noticed an AV could be the problem. The last time I tried, I did disable Bit Defender (free ver) and System Restore still failed. I also have Malwarebytes (free ver) installed, but I think that only scans when I request it to. Will do some more investigation and hope I find a solution.
Ramblin' Ralph 05/20/15 01:16pm Technology Corner
RE: A different area to explore.

I've done a lot of camping in my TC on the East side of the Sierras, but less on the West side. For some ideas, check out the CA part of a map of all my campsites around the Western U.S. for the past 9 years. It's posted in this forum here .
Ramblin' Ralph 05/20/15 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Older Lance, anyone rebuild wing/tie down points?

I hope when I take pressure off the it stops sagging. In my case (as pictured above), the tie-down did not move back up when the turnbuckle was removed. Over a couple of years it just moved slightly lower and lower (if camper was loaded on truck).
Ramblin' Ralph 05/20/15 08:52am Truck Campers
Windows 7 System Restore Error

I started using a new Win7 laptop several months ago. Used System Restore successfully a couple of times. However, about a month ago I tried to use it and after bootup got "System Restore did not complete successfully. Could not access a file". Unfortunately, the file name wasn't given. Have installed a few programs since then but still get the same error when trying to backout the latest installed program. Seems unlikely the same file can't be accessed. The MS prescribed "fix" for this is either to go back to an earlier clone of the drive or reinstall Windows and ALL of my programs. The latter is a no-go. I could do the former from a backup drive, but hate to have to transfer all data that was added/changed since the old clone. I do have a "file-sync" program that might do this automatically. I hate to give up System Restore for the rest of the time I use this laptop. It comes in handy at times. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 05/19/15 09:18pm Technology Corner
RE: A map of my 540 campsites for the last 9 years

PM me with your email address and I'll send you the spreadsheet CSV file. The map is based on the spreadsheet. I used the website http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ to create the map. You could do the same with your file. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 05/19/15 08:57am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: A map of my 540 campsites for the last 9 years

Thanks for the "thumbs up" on my map. I'll leave it up to others to post one with campsites in the Midwest and East. :) However, might get into the Dakotas this year. TBD.
Ramblin' Ralph 05/18/15 05:52pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Older Lance, anyone rebuild wing/tie down points?

I had a similar problem with the tie-down. Had Lance fix it and paid the big bucks. Here's what it looked like after the side panels were removed. Looks like only 2 large staples held the vertical post to the horizontal part! :E http://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/camperpics/dryrot2s.jpg
Ramblin' Ralph 05/18/15 09:55am Truck Campers
A map of my 540 campsites for the last 9 years

For the last 9 years I've traveled for about 6 months a year in my truck camper. I keep a good website that includes a yearly map of where I camped. I finally combined all these 540 sites into one map. I stay almost exclusively in government (Federal/State/Local) campgrounds, so there are very few commercial sites. Occasionally I boondock and there are about 30 of those sites. The map also has brief details (# sites, environment, cost, etc.) about the campsites. You can check it out here. Maybe one of your favorite sites is there. :) If you find any hiccups in the map's operation, please let me know. Ramblin' on,
Ramblin' Ralph 05/17/15 05:50pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Truck Campers & Lake Powell

I stayed at Wahweap campground last Sept. Very near a large boat ramp. Don't know about slip rental, though. Edit: Daytrip comment to N Rim deleted. Forgot it's not a straight shot. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVSept14%20175.jpg height=480 width=640 http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVSept14%20191.jpg height=480 width=640
Ramblin' Ralph 05/04/15 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: Carrying a Spare out front

I've had mine on for about 30K miles of summer/fall travel, with no overheating problems at all. Got it from Amazon: Receiver and Carrier http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos/FrontSpare2.jpg height=408 width=605
Ramblin' Ralph 04/29/15 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Northern CA thru Oregon and Washington

Last year I took the OR/WA coast on my annual trip to MT. I almost always stay in USFS/BLM/State Parks. A map of all my campsites is here. Click on the marker for a campsite and you'll get a description. For some pictures and GPS coordinates you can check my main webpage for that year here. Have fun!
Ramblin' Ralph 04/22/15 09:28am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: UV Protection for Cable on Roof?

Thanks for the ideas. I did use PVC with the previous installation. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 04/10/15 09:09pm Tech Issues
UV Protection for Cable on Roof?

I'm installing a cell antenna on my aluminum roof and running the cable down the fridge exhaust. Any suggestions on something to cover the cable to prevent UV damage? I have some Eternabond, but it makes a mess if I want to remove/replace the cable. Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 04/10/15 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: Trip Report: April in the California Coast Ranges

Nice report, Tiger. I live in Los Osos, so you were within a mile of me when there. :) Have camped at 5 of the spots you did and driven many of the same areas you covered. Hope your ankle mends quickly.
Ramblin' Ralph 03/25/15 09:52am Truck Campers
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