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RE: The 300 foot rule -- do they mean what they say?

I don't think Chippewas, Comanches and other hunter-gatherer American Indians had guilt about where they made camp. The notion of wilderness is a modern conceit--much of what we now consider wilderness was once inhabited. True, but it was never to the mass human population this earth supports now. I prefer to try to make an effort to not ruin things for generations to come. I'm not perfect but every little bit helps.
RedRocket204 02/18/17 06:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: My new fishing rod holder

For those that have pass-thru storage, that could also be mounted up high in the storage, just slightly shorter.
RedRocket204 02/17/17 03:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tire Chains Question

Everything you need to know - Colorado State Patrol - Chain Law Information I don't tow my TT up here during the winter. I do have a set of chains in my truck, sort of a pass in the event I am asked if I have them but that has never happened. Those chains have never touched pavement. Do standard cars/trucks use chains here? I think I've seen it once or twice. Most use winter traction tires or studs. But, be prepared. Vail Pass is supposed to be getting 1-2 feet of snow right now. This is not abnormal. Be safe and check ahead - Colorado CoTrip.org - Interactive Road Conditions
RedRocket204 02/07/17 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: F150 5.0 vs Tundra

BlackGrizz, One item you may have left out is will you be bed loading your 2016 Grizzly 700 and pulling your trailer? If so, that weighs heavily on what a 1/2 ton is capable of. Count on the Grizz weighing 800 lbs wet/loaded. Then add your ramps, WDH, family and all other items into the truck and you payload has been diminished by A LOT. Not sure if your trailer is a toy hauler.
RedRocket204 02/07/17 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: The 300 foot rule -- do they mean what they say?

Appears there is a lot of OHV Area and riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. That usually involves a fair amount of area for dispersed camping too. You've probably already seen this site. There will probably be many locations that look to have been used by previous campers within the 300 foot rule. As I'm sure you would, just use common sense with the thought that there will be many generations to come who would also like to use the area and not see it get destroyed. Bridger-Teton National Forest - Dispersed Camping
RedRocket204 02/04/17 09:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Aluminum vs Fiberglass Siding?

I am coming back into this conversation to reinforce my opinion earlier. I have owned RV's with both types of siding. A woman backed her car into my aluminum sided class C years ago. Repair was difficult to find some one who could do it. They had to replace a number of laps of siding to get it right, even then the color was way off and visible for as long as I owned the coach. I have damaged two Class "A" RV's with fiberglass siding and I actually repaired them my self, including the paint which I was able to get a terrific match on. On fiberglass it is important to repair it as soon after it happens as possible. If necessary tape over the hole or scrape until you can get to repairing it permanently. You can carry a tube of this stuff to repair small fiberglass siding issues onsite. It also usually includes a small sanding board with the kit. Ding All Sun Cure Repair Kit Polyester Fiberfill The SunCure stuff is great and creates a permanent fix, I've used it many times for surfboard repair and filling a small hole on my fiberglass sided RV. Keep in mind if you instead choose to tape over with something like duct tape, it can leave residue which has to be removed prior to fiberglass repair and that can be difficult at times especially if the tape was heated up by the sun.
RedRocket204 02/02/17 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to go for wildlife photography?

Yellowstone/Teton area is hard to beat, but you said you've been there. Last year we saw moose, elk, deer, marmot, black bear, bison, fox, coyote, eagles, pronghorn, etc... the list can go on and on. If you find a better place, let me know! That's actually pretty common for many areas within the Rocky Mountains. Heck, I live about 30 minutes west and 2500' above Denver and we get elk, deer, black bear, fox, coyote, cougar and eagles wandering through our yard with elk and deer about every week. Haven't personally seen a moose here although they are pretty commonly seen and of course I see bison almost every day I head down the hill to Denver. Not to far from here are bighorns and many other wildlife. Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and up into Canada are all going to have similar experiences with the variance and consistency of seeing wildlife. Part of the problem for many is just slowing down your life enough to spot them.
RedRocket204 02/01/17 04:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Coast

Yeah, specifically for Longview that is the Lewis and Clark Bridge. Then head west on Hwy 30. The big bridge in Astoria over the Columbia River to Ilwaco is the Megler Bridge, Hwy 101. A more scenic drive would be off in Olympia and head west on Hwy 8 towards Aberdeen. Before Aberdeen, take Hwy 107 which will then connect to Hwy 101 in WA, head south on Hwy 101. Just make sure to respect the slow town speed limits, both OR and WA as those are monitored quite well.
RedRocket204 02/01/17 12:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Price of new Ford 3.5 EB F-150 XLT (Are they Crazy)

They also bundle the one option you want with a bunch of stuff you don't want, similar to what the cable companies do. Sorry for the off-topic. but let's clear the air here. I do not work for a cable company but do know 100% it is not the cable/satellite companies that are responsible for this... blame the content owners for this fiasco. Cable/satellite companies are forced to buy multiple channels in packages and the cost is passed on to the consumers. Want to blame someone for this? Rightfully blame the networks for all of that. Some how they have been able to completely avoid taking the blame for it but are absolutely the greedy SOBs in all of this.
RedRocket204 01/30/17 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Power/Furnance failure

Then as already suggested your converter probably has an issue. Blown fuse or need a new converter. Just to confirm further, does your microwave work also? Yes. OP, The pedestal power is fine proven by your 120VAC electrical outlets working. You are either not getting 120VAC to your Converter or your Converter has gone bad and is not charging your coach battery. Is this a new to you used trailer or is the trailer brand new, never been used before?
RedRocket204 01/28/17 02:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power/Furnance failure

If you have one of the mechanical thermostats, pull off the cover and clean the switch contacts. You do this by tearing off a matchbook cover and run it between the contacts a few times. It worked for me a couple times. Not going to have an impact if the coach batteries are dead.
RedRocket204 01/28/17 02:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power/Furnance failure

Why would the furnace not be working if we have propane? In addition to what everyone else has mentioned, just want to point out that the furnace fan requires 12V DC to spin too. With dim lights and no furnace, it's fairly obvious your battery(s) is depleted. So, the battery is not being charged. Do your AC outlets work?
RedRocket204 01/28/17 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Price of new Ford 3.5 EB F-150 XLT (Are they Crazy)

Are the prices here from after test drives and negotiations? Yeah, quite the mix of MSRP and List pricing on this thread being compared to negotiated price... that's a fair comparison :R
RedRocket204 01/23/17 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: TV suggestions

Subarus are CVT. While this is true of the automatic trans Subarus, not all Subarus are auto-trans, so not all Subarus are CVT.
RedRocket204 01/19/17 08:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon Coast

What is the weather 'usually' like in April? Expect rain and wind! Possibly sideways rain. 9 years living 2 blocks from the ocean on the north Oregon coast allows me to state the above with extreme confidence. :) But, in all seriousness, if you do decide to hang out on any of the beaches, always keep yourself faced towards the ocean and be on guard if the swells are large. Spring can still produce large swell events and MANY people have been swept off their feet from an unexpected rouge wave... never to be seen from again. I grew up around oceans, surfing most of my life and have seen many, many people who do not treat the ocean as though it can be a killer. Additionally, there is a reason the Columbia River Bar is called the Graveyard of the West.
RedRocket204 01/19/17 09:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Water keeps draining out of the overflow

Then it is obviously your fresh tank valve that is open. My trailer fresh water tank has a gate valve that you reach from under the trailer. You pull the gate and watch out for the rush of water :) This video shows a RV fresh water tank that exists under the bed where the fresh water tank valve is very close to the tank, but then plumbs to the outside, maybe this is similar to what you have??? youtube - Rv Freshwater tank drain Another video with a different valve location - youtube - WNY RV Rental - Sunseeker: How To Drain The Fresh Water
RedRocket204 01/18/17 09:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water keeps draining out of the overflow

Yes, the tank drain valve. That's what I'm trying to find. I've looked at the paper manual, and the online PDF manual, but the only mention they have for the drain (even after text searching the whole document) is: 1. Drain the fresh water tank. Nothing about how that's supposed to happen, or where the actual valve is :/ When you filled your fresh water tank, was there water immediately flowing onto the ground from somewhere under the trailer? If not and the water only came out after you were moving, then your fresh water tank drain valve is closed and the advice given about the vent creating a vacuum is what you should be looking into.
RedRocket204 01/18/17 08:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Denver to Yellowstone

Cheyenne, Wy , then over to Rawlins US 287 then US 26 would be my route. Or...rather than going up to Cheyenne on I-25, at Fort Collins, you could take US 287 to Laramie WY. Saves some time and is a beautiful drive. Very good roadway, while it's rolling hills and some ups/downs, nothing that you probably haven't driven before, and there's lots of 3 lane sections for climbing. Also,be aware of wind in Wyoming. Always. Never ends... This is absolutely the way to go and it is coming from two people who live close to Denver! Even maps.google maps this route. And also heed the warning about WY being windy as until you get near the mountainous areas in WY, there is generally nothing to block the wind. It will make the drive a bit more taxing when out on the plains.
RedRocket204 01/15/17 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck and 5th wheel or conversion van and TT

You're gonna get a multitude of responses saying the 5th will tow a lot better, BUT... Match the TT to a proper tow vehicle, load the TT and TV properly, get a good WDH hitch with sway control and you will have a great tow. I would go TT with Conv Van too.
RedRocket204 01/04/17 03:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Portland to and through Las Vegas Airport

I despise McCarran airport as I've had to fly in/out of there a lot for work. The reason I despise that airport is exactly what you are concerned about, in and out for drop off/pick up is usually just chaos. I would not tow a boat through there. You could always have your arriving guests Uber/taxi to an off-airport location and pick them up there.
RedRocket204 12/29/16 11:05am Roads and Routes
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