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RE: Best Video for NOT putting bikes on a bumper

Yeah, I personally still wouldn't take that route, although it will be more secure than the way it was prior to the failure. Those bikes will still get some movement just not as much as before. A bike rack attached to the very thin RV "bumper", regardless how it is done, is just a bad idea.
RedRocket204 10/01/16 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: AT&T/Direct TV to discontinue satellite use

seems strange to me didn't they launch a new satellite just a few years ago good for ten yrs or more DIRECTV Successfully Launches Two Satellites Significantly Increasing HD and 4K Capacity It was just last year so it's just over 1 year old and is supposed to have a lifespan for at least 15 years. My understanding is that there is another launch scheduled within the next 2 years as well. No way they are abandoning their satellite services in 3-5 years. Probably typical reporting that took liberties with printing "info" completely out of context of the original statements.
RedRocket204 09/29/16 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the best BBQ grill

There are times where charcoal is outright banned because of high fire danger. It doesn't happen every summer but can be fairly common, enough so that having only a charcoal grill would be inconvenient for some of us. Of equal importance to me is the ability for a propane grill to run well at altitude. I've found my propane Weber Q 120 runs very well at 9500' to ~ 10,500' but haven't tried it at higher elevations than that. I'm also one who highly recommends the Weber Q series as they are built to work well and last.
RedRocket204 09/29/16 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: ATT doing away with satellite TV

I'm finding that the cost increases for TW Cable(who is up for sale) are no longer worth the money. Just a FYI update to the TWC ownership comment... TWC was actually purchased by Charter Communications and that acquisition closed the beginning of summer this year.
RedRocket204 09/29/16 10:09am Technology Corner
RE: ATT doing away with satellite TV

Regardless of what is being said by AT&T, there are still lots of empires within AT&T/DIRECTV of who is right and who will lead the charge. I wouldn't worry so much about DIRECTV satellite services disappearing so quickly. They have A LOT invested in satellite services. Their newest bird, D-15, is just over a year old with an expected lifespan of more than 15 years. I believe there may be at least another going up within the next two years. DIRECTV Successfully Launches Two Satellites Significantly Increasing HD and 4K Capacity
RedRocket204 09/28/16 09:16am Technology Corner
RE: Snowing in Colorado

Can anyone tell me if rt 70 from Denver to Richfield, UT is good to travel? Easy to pull 5th wheel? Snowing? http://cotrip.org/map.htm#/roadConditions I70 is a major Interstate Hwy and is generally open, even through the winter. There was an early but short cold front that came through late last week but it came and went. On the link above you can get up to date Colorado road conditions and also view webcams. I70 is a fine road to travel with RVs, just make sure and gear down on declines and stay to the right on inclines.
RedRocket204 09/28/16 08:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Aspen in the Rockies - Post Pictures PLEASE!

Unfortunately I've been out of state for work a lot the past few weeks. So, only 1 photo to share from 1 week ago which we were out ATV'ing and not aspen viewing. I'm posting a couple of favorites from the last two years to help you get your fix ;) http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/IMG_0870_zpsjbjjpemf.jpg width=640 http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/DSC_0265_1920_zpspm9wfoaq.jpg width=640 http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/DSC_0028_1920_zpsyvb2dnfk.jpg width=640
RedRocket204 09/25/16 08:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colorado Mountain Boondocking Photos

Aspens are in full color change now 9000' and up. You are in a great area for that. Take that Jeep over Cottonwood Pass and go find some incredible OHV around the Taylor Park area. There is great aspen viewing over there and the picture below is from last year at this time. BTW, you are very close to an IMBA Epic 100 MTB trail known as Monarch Crest. I'm suppose to be out there in two weeks to ride it again and hoping the snow holds off as the trail starts at 11,200'. I wouldn't go and ride that trail by yourself the first time, go with someone else. Some great area out there. Enjoy and thanks for sharing the photos. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/DSC_0265_1920_zpspm9wfoaq.jpg width=640
RedRocket204 09/23/16 08:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Ideas to carry bikes

We have mountain bikes. Why would I worry about getting them wet? My bikes are MTB as well but it is not about getting them wet. Although, I wouldn't want to let a multi-pivot full suspension bike sit out in the rain either though. My deal is I don't want people eye-balling my bike for a 5 finger discount as it cost me a lot of money. I don't like leaving any of my bikes outside, unattended because of that. To each their own on what works for them. :)
RedRocket204 09/23/16 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ideas to carry bikes

Here is a very convenient and inventive solution... relatively low cost too. Bike carrying solution....finally!
RedRocket204 09/22/16 04:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bike Rack for 2" Hitch

In the cycling world, Thule, Yakima, Kuat and RockyMounts are the most popular and all very good options with nice features... but they are not the cheapest options out there. Don't forget that you usually get what you pay for.
RedRocket204 09/18/16 07:25am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: MH or TC - Which is better to get into the Boonies?

You mean I can't take my 30 foot toy hauler up forest service roads to dry camp? Well don't tell my trailer that since it thinks it can go about anyplace my truck will go. I don't 4x4 my trailer but in general it works just fine on most FS roads, a 25 footer would be even easier to tow around. I'm going to give it a shot with my 36 footer .... :) There are places we take our 17' TT, that we would never take our 35' Toy Hauler. I know we'd get stuck in the Toy Hauler. There are places I would never take either, where I've seen Jeeps towing very small offroad trailers with their camping supplies - a TC would never make it up those roads. Yep, exactly. What hasn't been addressed is the amount of very tight switch-backs one can encounter in the CO high country. You would never take a 30 ft trailer up those as you will get stuck. If you are willing to plan not going to those areas, then so be it but the OP has not stated avoiding areas as such. Sure, an Earthroamer would be awesome if you've got $200,000 plus to spend... and they are out of Longmont area to go and checkout. A TC or a custom Transit/Sprinter van is going to be the ideal vehicle for high country CO get-aways barring you are not intent of full-blown 4x4 rock crawling, part breaking type 4x4ing.
RedRocket204 09/11/16 10:39am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: New Garmin RV660LMT GPS

I've used the RV660LMT through the mountains and on a 2400 mile trip this last summer. Granted, I wasn't towing with it for that trip but I did leave it in the mode setup for my combined rig. Very informative and so far I am very pleased with it, love the bigger screen and way bigger than a phone. I also noticed that on Amazon, there are reviews of the metal case causing overheating issues with the 660 but I did not experience any misbehaving on mine which included a lot of desert driving and staying on that trip. Also, did buy the camera for it but haven't installed it yet. The camera I bought is going on the back of my TT. If you're doing the same, make sure and get the extra length of cable to get the wireless sending unit closer to the truck cab where the RV660LMT is located... is what I've read based upon researching this setup. I plan to mount the camera low, maybe even on the TT license plate. From years of having a backup camera on my truck, it seems a good idea to make sure the camera lens can be wiped off from time to time since they can get dirty. If it were mounted up high, I would need to break out a ladder or something to stand on if the camera were to get dirty. Just something to think about.
RedRocket204 09/11/16 07:46am Technology Corner
RE: TR - Colorado Trip-2016'

CAJW- Thanks, I bought a book called Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails... That guide book listed is a Funtreks and I believe I have 4 different guide books from them for CO and UT. Some good trail reference and worth the money that no website can replace when out on trail in those many areas without service. https://www.funtreks.com/funtreks-guidebooks
RedRocket204 09/07/16 08:52pm Truck Campers
RE: How to keep dogs from under it?

No pets, No kids ( children ). less problems. Talk about a very boring solution!
RedRocket204 09/07/16 04:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to make a cordless drill mount for the RV

Pictures would be nice. Ooh, got the video.... thanks When I shoot video I always forget photos. Apparently my brain can't handle both;) All video is is a bunch of pictures. Just find an app that can extract pictures from your video and you'll have both.
RedRocket204 09/07/16 06:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to keep dogs from under it?

Hanging wires might be a reference to the wires for the brakes. Hoses could be the low point drains. All the rest of my wiring is secured up and out of the way but both of those earlier mentioned items aren't covered up by the black under-covering on mine so I could see the concern if he had puppies that chew. The chicken wire perimeter is probably your best bet to keep the larger animals out. It probably won't stop squirrels and certainly not mice.
RedRocket204 09/07/16 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Moab Utah

OK. You may want to consider picking up this just released edition: Funtreks - Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (3rd Edition) I do have the book but have not researched any reference to dinosaur tracks or native American locations in it but most importantly, it will give you trail ratings and warnings. And red trails are just that, expert trails. Best to stay off the red trails if you are not interested in rock crawling types of trails where you can break parts. Need to be very prepared on some of those trails. Not sure of your level of trail running expertise but the book is a very good reference for the area as it also give proper easy and moderate ratings for trails which may or may not be of interest to you. Not trying to insult your level of Jeeping... I just don't know what that level is. Have fun!
RedRocket204 09/05/16 12:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Moab Utah

You're bringing a Jeep but what is the extent of what the Jeep is for? Will you do any trail riding with it? There is a lot to see and do in Moab and using one spot as a basecamp in Moab is not a bad plan if your intent is to hit up a lot of trails accessible from Moab. If you are only doing general sight seeing, make sure and drive highways 279, 128 and also Kane Creek Rd. People usually stay "in" Moab to do the many, many trails that Moab offers for Jeeping, OHVing, MTBing, hiking and climbing. If you are planning on only seeing general sights near Moab from driving the roads, I would take other's suggestions on this thread and move on to the next location and explore from there.
RedRocket204 09/05/16 08:41am Roads and Routes
RE: DJ got a new truck!

New truck with quad in the back dragging along a 25R... sounds like the perfect combo for a Moab road trip!!! See you out there! http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/IMG_0764_1080_zpsplvwvxoh.jpg width=640 BTW, obviously mine is not a AF.
RedRocket204 09/04/16 05:06pm Truck Campers
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