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RE: My map now up to 660 campsites!

Many thanks for the thumbs up!! It even impresses me when I look at it. :) Yes, my price info might not be current, as the comments are as of the date I was there (shown after the GPS coordinates). I'm no youngster, so I'm sure I won't reach 1000. Probably max out at 700 to 750. TBD. Safe travels to all. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/16/18 09:32am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
My map now up to 660 campsites!

For the last 12 years, I've traveled about 6 months a year in my truck camper. Three years ago I created a multi-year campsite map from my yearly maps. Just updated my multi-year map with my 2017 ramblin' and now it's up to 660 campsites! Most sites are USFS/BLM/NPS/State with very few commercial ones. About 40 are boondocking spots. GPS coordinates are included for all sites along with site descriptions. Click on the link in my signature to see the map. Hope it helps you find a new spot. Every now and then I get email from followers who have. Good camping in 2018! Ramblin' on,
Ramblin' Ralph 01/15/18 02:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Lance TC "wing" construction?

Thanks for the suggestions! I should have checked my computer before posting. Four years ago I took my rig to the factory for some dry rot repair. I remembered I had pictures of the areas needing repair. One area repaired was the same wing that got crunched. I now know exactly what it looks like beneath the siding. :) I'm too old to try to do it myself. I'd end up with it incomplete when I'm ready to ramble again in May. :) http://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/camperpics/dryrot3s.jpg Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/04/18 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Collision Repair near San Luis Obispo ?

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm now leaning towards the factory doing it. TBD. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/04/18 04:03pm Truck Campers
TC Collision Repair near San Luis Obispo ?

Tried to occupy same space as another vehicle and it didn't work (see pic). :) I'd prefer not driving 200 mi to the Lance factory to get it repaired, since it would require 2 trips. Looking for a place around San Luis Obispo, CA to do the repair. Any suggestions? http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/MiscPhotos/Wreck_3m.JPG Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 01/03/18 01:08pm Truck Campers
Lance TC "wing" construction?

I bashed in the wing area of the passenger side of my Lance 845 (see pic). Is there any sort of wood framing between the aluminum panel and inside wood panel? Or, is it just "empty"? http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/MiscPhotos/Wreck_3m.JPG Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 01/03/18 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop: winter boondocking?

I've done a lot of camping in the Eastern Sierra, but never heard of the Volcanic Tablelands. So I googled it and came across this RVers report on it here. Might be useful. Does mention the road being busy at times. I'll have to check it out sometime.
Ramblin' Ralph 11/29/17 09:49am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Lance Short Bed models owners out there?

I bought a used 2001 Lance 845 12 years ago and love it. I travel solo in it about 6 months a year. It now has 115K miles on it. The camper and all my "stuff" load my 2006 GMC 2500HD to just under the GVWR. The 6.0 gas engine is plenty of power. The only thing I would change inside the camper is to have a more comfortable sitting position to read. Sitting sideways (legs in the aisle) in the dinette is not comfortable for long periods. I added a 125 watt solar panel after I bought it, which is very useful. Also, I added Bilstein heavy duty shocks and StableLoad spring "devices" to the truck. Good luck with your rig.
Ramblin' Ralph 11/21/17 07:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Boondocking 101: How to Find That Perfect Spot

FirstTracks: Great photos! I've passed through the Stanley area the last 2 summers. In 2016 I took this photo at Redfish Lake. I must have been standing very close to where you were standing when you took yours. :) http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos4/RVAug16_104.JPG
Ramblin' Ralph 11/04/17 10:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking 101: How to Find That Perfect Spot

FirstTracks: Great photos! I've passed through the Stanley area the last 2 summers. In 2016 I took this photo at Redfish Lake. I must have been standing very close to9 where you were standing when you took yours. :) http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos4/RVAug16_104.JPGhttp://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos4/RVAug16_104.JPG
Ramblin' Ralph 11/04/17 10:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking 101: How to Find That Perfect Spot

Great video! You're an excellent narrator. :) I've camped in several places along Mirror Lake Hwy (UT150) in the past. Beautiful area.
Ramblin' Ralph 11/03/17 11:47am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Unloading camper with bent jack?

Thanks for all the good tips. I'll try them when I get home in a couple of weeks. I do have an old jack that failed and I repaired, but didn't trust it for long term use. To answer some questions: 1) Haven't tried jack yet, as the frame mounted tiedown got bent out so it interferes with moving the jack. 2) Unfortunately, I hit a car. I won't go into the details. :) Good eyes by those that saw the truck damage. Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 10/25/17 03:09pm Truck Campers
Unloading camper with bent jack?

I had a wreck with my camper. :( One of my forward jacks is now bent in and backwards, probably due to the mounting bracket bending and moving (see pics below). I'm due back at my winter home in a couple of weeks and need to unload my camper. Haven't tried to straighten out the jack yet. I wonder how straight I would need to get it to lift the camper? Or, if I couldn't straighten it enough, how could I raise that corner of the camper? Any tips appreciated. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/MiscPhotos/Wreck_4s.JPG http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/MiscPhotos/Wreck_6s.JPG Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 10/25/17 11:46am Truck Campers
RE: Start looking for a boondocking site: eclipse (Aug 21 2017)

I found a great boondocking spot in ID just a few miles outside the 100% zone. Didn't get totally dark, but more like dusk. Definitely got cooler. Someone else here had a small telescope projecting the image on paper. This picture is a few minutes before the max point. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos4/IMG_2354s.JPG
Ramblin' Ralph 08/22/17 09:28am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sheep Invasion!

Is that a black sheep in the second picture? Yes, there was a black one in the group. I forgot to sing "Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?" when I saw it, though. :B path1: Great story. Goes to show "on the job training" is what counts. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 08/13/17 10:17am Truck Campers
RE: Sheep Invasion!

Thanks time2roll! I corrected the problem with photos not displaying.
Ramblin' Ralph 08/12/17 02:29pm Truck Campers
Sheep Invasion!

I was recently camped in a nice USFS campground N of Ketchum, ID. I looked out my back window and saw hundreds of sheep moving into the meadow behind me! One of the most bizarre happenings in my many years of ramblin'. :) Edit: Thanks time2roll! I corrected the problem with photos not displaying! Need %20 for space characters. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos4/RVAug17%20%20116.JPG width=640 http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos4/RVAug17%20%20119.JPG width=640
Ramblin' Ralph 08/12/17 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: My map of 615 campsites I've been in

Thanks for the last 3 thumbs up! Makes me glad I do it. As I travel solo, it gives me something to do at my campsite at night. :) Ramblin' on,
Ramblin' Ralph 08/05/17 02:20pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Just released my first YouTube video

Thanks for the additional comments and following my ramblin'. I'll try "intermittent Ken Burns" and mix in other transition types on the next one. It was just easier to stick with one type on my first try. :) Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 07/22/17 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Just released my first YouTube video

Thanks for the comments! My daughter made the same one about photo captions. At that point, I was ready to stop fussing with it and release it, though. :) I also thought about song credits at the end, but same reason for them not being there. Thanks for watching and your input. Will include your suggestions in any future videos. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 07/21/17 12:50pm Truck Campers
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