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RE: What flavor of toilet chem is your favorite?

If you are tasting the stuff, you are doing something very wrong. ;) All kidding aside, we use the Oxy enzyme stuff from WalMart. Not sure it does anything, but why not? At least it's nontoxic and biodegradable. It makes a very poor glass of Koolaid, though.
profdant139 03/29/17 01:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Regrets Flipping Axles?

No regrets -- it was necessary to avoid dragging on steep driveways. Also, we tow the trailer on very rocky roads -- we needed the clearance. But you will have increased wind resistance, and you will have a higher center of gravity. So I think there is greater risk of an accident during high speed swerving. (Try to avoid that.) ;) Life is a series of compromises.
profdant139 03/29/17 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: We Pick Up our TT on Tuesday!

Woo-hoo! You are going to have a lot of fun. Be sure to ask lots of questions here --we all love to help newbies avoid our mistakes. And bring a sense of humor with you when you travel -- there will be mistakes along the way, and they can be funny, at least in hindsight.
profdant139 03/28/17 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Little Guy T@b trailer questions

The other big advantage of a T@b is that you can tow it with almost anything. Most other trailers, even small ones, require a big SUV or a small truck. So if you simply can't replace your tow vehicle, a very small trailer may be your best option. Even the weight police would not say that a T@b needs a Massive Truck. ;)
profdant139 03/27/17 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: RMNP

Ernie, we were there in September, and it was wonderful -- fall color and somewhat fewer folks. But don't make the mistake we almost made -- I decided not to go to the East side of the park because it was too crowded. Fortunately, DW decided I was wrong (nicely, of course). She was right. Even if it is crowded, spend some time on the east side of the park, as well as the west side. There is a good reason that the whole park is crowded -- it is terrific.
profdant139 03/26/17 05:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My view

Actually, Ace, I had a photo question -- how did you get that shot where you were shooting right into the sun, without getting sunstruck? A special filter, maybe??
profdant139 03/26/17 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Little Guy T@b trailer questions

My father in law had one for several years -- great to tow, good quality, but (of course) no bathroom and an outside kitchen, which was a hassle in bad weather. If you will always have access to a nearby bathroom (even in the middle of the night), and you don't plan to cook in bad weather, the T@b may be a good alternative, especially if your tow vehicle is small.
profdant139 03/26/17 02:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Must reserve standing room for eclipse in Oregon

Blazing, it's not hundreds of others -- it's many thousands, perhaps millions. But here is a tip -- first, go to one of the many websites that have interactive maps showing the exact path of totality. Then find a place to boondock that is not far from the center of the path. If you are in North Idaho, the path passes just south of Stanley. (I know Stanley is not really in the north, but it's one of the closest areas to you.) There is a lot of boondocking in the Sawtooth NRA.
profdant139 03/26/17 09:16am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: My view

Stunning photos. It looks like you are riding a snowmobile to get up into the high country? That sure looks like fun!
profdant139 03/25/17 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Our new toy

Medic -- go to this site, drag your photo in, copy the code that pops up, and then paste it into your message -- it sounds hard but it is easy! Photo site
profdant139 03/25/17 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: My view

Ace, thanks for providing the name of that glacier -- we were on a bike tour from Denali to Valdez in July of 2000, and one of the other bikers snapped this photo of us -- I could not remember the name of the glacier! Unlike your photo, my shot is not great -- it was taken with a film camera. I think that our two photos were taken from almost the same place: http://i.imgur.com/9GhFRVll.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1jtQSidClick For Full-Size Image. Were you camping in that area? I am amazed that they keep those campgrounds open in the winter!
profdant139 03/25/17 11:23am Truck Campers
RE: North of LA to San Diego

1320, your list of the freeways ("the 15 to the 91 to the . . . . ") is exactly like the little cheat sheets I assemble before I leave the house every day -- "OK, so the north 5 is bad, so I go 605/105/710/60/10 to downtown, and then . . . . " It's a zig-zag pattern to reduce a one hour drive to 50 minutes. It sounds like a joke, but it is not.
profdant139 03/25/17 09:24am Roads and Routes
RE: North of LA to San Diego

In addition to Google Maps, check Sigalert. That way, you have two sources of misinformation. ;) Seriously, Google Maps tends to report congestion where there is none or little. Sigalert has the opposition problem -- it under-reports problem areas. I take an average and hope for the best. And bear in mind that you are doing this once. We commuters do this twice a day. That's what I call fun fun fun!
profdant139 03/25/17 04:54am Roads and Routes
RE: My view

Ace, is that second shot taken on the road north of Valdez?
profdant139 03/25/17 04:49am Truck Campers
RE: Towing - Stay in RWD or change to 4WD?

Here is one more tip -- let's say you are towing on gravel/mud/snow, probably going pretty slowly, towing out of your campsite and back to the dry pavement. It is important to remember that when you get back to the pavement, you need to shift out of 4 wheel drive. So because I sometimes do not remember, I tell DW, "Remind me to shift when we get back to the road." That way, if neither she nor I remembers and I fail to shift and damage the transmission, I have someone else to blame. ;)
profdant139 03/25/17 04:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Backing up to an inclined and narrow driveway

Ron, where are you headed? Looks like it will be a sunny weekend! Good luck, and well done on the parking job!
profdant139 03/25/17 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Another LA traffic (210) question....

Jeff, one would think that someone at CalTrans has been told of this problem, and it's easy to fix. But the signs are still too little, too late, causing the unwary drivers to swerve over at the last second.
profdant139 03/23/17 09:30am Roads and Routes
RE: camper bed a bit claustrophobic, anyway to get over it

This topic prompts a related question, not worthy of its own thread. I am wondering how much headroom is there in the ordinary cabover bed. Can you sit up straight in bed? When you get in and out of bed, do you have to crawl on your hands and knees?
profdant139 03/23/17 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: First post, first TT, first of many stupid questions.

Just for a moment, take a step back -- here is a glimpse of the future -- you will eventually work out your towing issues. You are going to have more fun with this trailer than you ever thought possible. Your current difficulties will seem pretty minor in the rear view mirror. Hang in there -- it's all going to work out!
profdant139 03/22/17 03:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kamado Grill ??

JoeH, I am sure you are going to love it -- we have had a Big Green Egg for 20 years and we use it three times a week, rain or shine (usually shine). Watch out, though -- it will spoil you so that you and your family will prefer home cooking to going out. This means that you will rarely get a break from cooking and doing dishes. Also, you will find that you can make amazing things that can be frozen and then brought along on camping trips -- delicious, but again you will sometimes wish for a "cook's night out."
profdant139 03/21/17 05:42pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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