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RE: First time camping in bear country in popup.

I encountered a grizzly close up in the rockies. You think they're big, wait till you see one 10 feet away. Your heart will be pounding. You turn into a real good actor in those moments, like your not afraid and they're no big deal. Nothing could be further from the truth but it worked while he left me alone I dawdled around some more before slowly walking back the way I came.
covered wagon 07/19/17 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling truck camper question

That's good cause the idea is to be able to drive in the right dip or hump and see it go level from the drivers seat.
covered wagon 07/16/17 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Leveling truck camper question

I've found a spot on my center console that reads level when I'm on level ground (truck camper level). I use my iPhone app with a 360 degree bubble and when I'm parking I get as level as possible for the spot I'm in. . Are you talking about truck off-road panel showing the level? I found that and phone leveler kind of low accuracy, not to mention that truck sensor read the frame level. Even with my camper putting 6500lb on rear axle, my camper still tilts forward comparing to truck frame, meaning even on perfectly flat pad, I have to block front wheels about 3". That 2017 F350 dually with factory set. Then glue the level gauge on the door with the camper loaded and a level inside camper on the floor, might work!
covered wagon 07/16/17 02:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Leveling truck camper question

When camper off truck place a level in the bed of the truck. This will help you for front to back leveling only so find a spot in a parking lot or on your property that is level. When the truck bed is level, silicone a level gauge to the driver side door of the truck. That way you can tell an exact spot to stop in a campground site when pulling in. The silicone is easy to remove off plastic door side panel later when you decide to trade in the truck. You might be able to do the same for side to side level, but frame flexes so not sure. I usually can tell if side to side is close enough.
covered wagon 07/16/17 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Leaky Faucet

mistake post
covered wagon 07/12/17 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Post your Sneakiest Stealth Camp

Another time just outside Yosemite I went looking for a spot in a particular campground but the campfire smoke was intense, like an inversion layer and no wind. So we proceeded further up the road running deeper into a river canyon and found the gravel road ended at a Dam run by a small power company. The area where the road widened where huge trees, beautiful river and water falls. It was a great night since we got plenty of 'sleepin Inn' and no pounding on the door. It was a great experience and morning was wonderful there.
covered wagon 07/10/17 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Post your Sneakiest Stealth Camp

Cwagon, If you are up to some more verbal abuse, cruise on over to the Boondocking forum on here. A while back I posted what I thought was an innocuous little ditty about stealth camping technique (a term, unfortunately in the public domain now) and was hammered by the giant RV/must pay for a site, 'I own a campground', 'my way or the highway' zealots. The final point was, they didn't like the term stealth camping. Check out that post. It had one of the largest number of responses of any thread ever on the Boondock forum and broke off into several subsets. Although we do very little layovering, it's still kind of fun to know what's legal, ethical, appropriate and where the edge is in that regard. To keep it interesting while traveling, (notice I said traveling, not camping) we try to use the whole gamut of choices of where to spend the night, from, just pull over for a short night of shut eye to parking the camper on an urban street and checking into a high bucks hotel. Why? Because most hi end hotels have a low entry vertical clearance parking structure. Just as a good sandwich is all about the bread, for us while traveling It's all about the hunt. By serendipity, or by design, we're never out of options. jefe Thank You. nice post. Have to learn to ignore the negatives. In an ever changing world there seems to be one constant change.... the dwindling number of options. After experiences of rude campers. Rv parks cutting all the trees, paved sites all in a row almost on top of each other. Crowds everywhere in a town that your staying.... naturally you want to find an out of the way secret spot. What choice, if the crowds have taken every other option in that town? Naturally, a person has to get smart. Call it smart camping perhaps instead. Thanks all here.
covered wagon 07/10/17 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Post your Sneakiest Stealth Camp

Just forget it... the town was completely full everywhere... I did not know if legal or not... I took chance big deal!
covered wagon 07/08/17 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Post your Sneakiest Stealth Camp

and I thought this might be interesting read for all. Stealth camp police now?:)
covered wagon 07/08/17 01:46pm Truck Campers
Post your Sneakiest Stealth Camp

I learned that it was a $120 dollar fine after I stayed overnight on a college University campus. Cops were looking for all the rvs due to the graduation festivities the next day. I got away with it because I stayed in the dormitory parking lot and backed up so close to a wall so it looked like no one could get back inside the camper with the high wall. I was able to squeeze in no problem. lol
covered wagon 07/08/17 12:55pm Truck Campers
RE: TC's in La Grande July 2018

They are all very nice people load of fun to be with.
covered wagon 07/07/17 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

Sidecar, with a statement like that you just got 20 demerits in my merit book. I had more respect for you bud but now you'll be gathering firewood for the rest of time for all of us. Trojan Batteries have a very good reputation and are expensive enough to have to be vigilant about taking care of them. Only reason I go cheaper ones is not having to worry about them so much, esp. when they have to stay uncharged due to circumstances while traveling..
covered wagon 07/06/17 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

Okay now I'm understanding what you guys are talking about. DW thank you for the links and good reading. SidecarFlip thank you for your persistence I see now the advantages of Lithium iron type batteries. I'll be staying with the wet cells for awhile till I see Lithium iron used more and more which may reveal any issues with their use and wait till the price comes down due to prevalence in the market. Thank you Guys....:)
covered wagon 07/05/17 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

LiFePo4. Fe= Iron. I've not heard them called Lithium Iron, but technically, since Fe is in there, I guess that's ok. So I guess it'd be lithium iron phosphate. But most in the industry say 'Lithium ion.' I don't see where the OP stated his intended use. For dry camping, something deep cycle. If not, almost any battery will do. I see what you are saying. Only the link states just topic sentences, nothing really technical describing the batteries internals. It's weird because there isn't anything on my google search that indicates any differentiation from Lithium Ion to Lithium Iron. I think both may have somewhat hazards, if any differences, may be minor. When the day comes we need fire proof battery boxes in an Rv like the Tesla automobile I think it time to step away from technology and rethink simple. As everyone knows there is no such thing as a free lunch, so any so called advance has to come with a trade off. Cannot see buying 800 dollar batteries and then spend the same for a good charger to keep from having fire or explosion.
covered wagon 07/04/17 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

There is no such thing as Lithium Iron batteries. It has to be Lithium Ion as my google search kept referring back to Lihtium Ion and not 'iron' as you say. There is a larger problem with disposal too. I'll stick to an old winner, the wet cells. I posted the link once already on Page 2 (if you read back posts, you'll find it but if you don't.... https://battlebornbatteries.com Maybe you need to go look before making unsubstantiated statements... I went to this link/ website and there is no description of the actual guts to this battery. Nothing stated about Lithiun 'IRON' as you say. It does have the companies (often overrated) capacities to help sales but nothing about what the battery type is. For all it's description, it just an AGM battery Boss :B
covered wagon 07/04/17 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

There is no such thing as Lithium Iron batteries. It has to be Lithium Ion as my google search kept referring back to Lihtium Ion and not 'iron' as you say. There is a larger problem with disposal too. I'll stick to an old winner, the wet cells. I posted the link once already on Page 2 (if you read back posts, you'll find it but if you don't.... https://battlebornbatteries.com Maybe you need to go look before making unsubstantiated statements... Thank you for the link. My memory is bad about what I read before is all. I obviously need to read up on them.
covered wagon 07/02/17 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

There is no such thing as Lithium Iron batteries. It has to be Lithium Ion as my google search kept referring back to Lihtium Ion and not 'iron' as you say. There is a larger problem with disposal too. I'll stick to an old winner, the wet cells.
covered wagon 07/02/17 07:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

It's not just the price of Lith Ion batteries, its that their energy storage is limited and then you have the problem of heat if charged/ discharged improperly, the thin membrane separating the plates presents a danger as does the impact of mining the lithium. They are not a panacea as the talk goes around the tech world. Tesla has to have each battery in a separate fireproof container in their cars due to the danger of fire.
covered wagon 07/02/17 05:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendation for replacement battery

Cowboy country folks seem to never disagree. Thank you
covered wagon 07/02/17 12:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Holiday driving ... what unusual TC did you see?

I saw an all white Northern Lite because it had no labels or graphics on it.
covered wagon 07/02/17 09:05am Truck Campers
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