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RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

While not on the same level of either of those monstrosities (and I say that as a great admirer of monstrosity), I’ve gotten some pretty strong criticism of my rig. Especially when the toolbox is on the front. One guy who I thought was my friend said “You’re kidding??? You actually drive around looking like that???” LOL https://i.imgur.com/brHkEzbl.jpg Oh well, I’ve always felt that conformity and consensus we’re overrated. :P :):)
NRALIFR 10/15/21 03:00pm Truck Campers
RE: LAND BORDER DUE TO OPEN EARLY NOVEMBER

I recommend that all nervous, squirmy types not do anything even the least bit risky. Ever. You should wait until the risk is 0.00%. It’s just too risky to risk taking a risk. :):)
NRALIFR 10/14/21 10:51am Snowbirds
RE: LAND BORDER DUE TO OPEN EARLY NOVEMBER

An' the Covids'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! But vaccines and masks work, so no worries. :):)
NRALIFR 10/13/21 10:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

At least he’s still upside-right! :P :):)
NRALIFR 10/12/21 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

About two weeks ago near Cloudcroft, NM. If you look close you can see a dusting of snow. Skeered me…..I almost wet myself. :W https://i.imgur.com/GVEbGcNl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/12/21 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone else run out of diesel ?

I only ran a diesel out of fuel one time, on a 1984 F250 with the IH 6.9 liter. It had two tanks, and I was driving late at night. Forgot to switch tanks before it ran the first one dry. I switched when I felt it start faltering, and it came back to life so I kept going. I don’t think I made it another 20 miles before I was on the side of the road. New injector pump time. Fortunately, never again. :):)
NRALIFR 10/12/21 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing Satellite Dish and Antenna From Roof

Sounds like you have a rubber, TPO, or EPDM roof, which is a membrane layed over the plywood. In that case, you’re going to have to be careful cutting through the sealant. You might want to look for a plastic putty knife or scraper. Those might not be so prone to cutting the roof membrane. They can be sharpened with a sander if they get dull or chipped. If you apply a little heat with a hairdryer to the base, the sealant will let go easier. :):)
NRALIFR 10/11/21 07:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Removing Satellite Dish and Antenna From Roof

What type of roof? I’ve got a seamless aluminum roof, and when I removed mine I made a big patch out of some 12” wide aluminum flashing, and some Eternabond double-stick tape. The double-stick is of course sticky on both sides. I cleaned the roof good, stuck the patch down, and sealed around the perimeter with some Kool-Seal caulk. That was about 15 years ago, and it’s never leaked. :):)
NRALIFR 10/11/21 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Need advice on 50 ft cable to portable solar panel

If you want some cables that are easy to handle, rolls and unrolls nicely, and has a flexible, durable jacket, buy some fine strand welding cables like these. I’ve made a lot of custom length cables from this, crimping my own lugs on the ends and it’s a joy to work with. You’ll need the appropriate size lugs and a crimping tool that can handle the size. 6 Gauge 50’ Welding Cable :):)
NRALIFR 10/11/21 06:54pm Tech Issues
Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

We spent a few days at one of Oklahoma’s hidden gem state parks. Great Salt Plains, near Jet, in Alfalfa County OK. Waaaay out of the way, but definitely worth the trip. https://i.imgur.com/8jsfw85l.jpg The reservoir was created by a dam on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River, completed in 1941. It has an interesting three-level spillway. https://i.imgur.com/f4um2Rcl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/scpBKYGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/34ImbsGl.jpg A Western Soapberry tree, native to OK, near our campsite. I’d never seen one bearing fruit, so I took a picture. I assume there’s a reason they’re called soapberries, so I didn’t taste them. https://i.imgur.com/ebTWNokl.jpg Selina catching some rays, and using her toy basket as a pillow. https://i.imgur.com/0leDKYSl.jpg Our campsite. A beautiful spot. https://i.imgur.com/5Wx2X9ml.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NnDMRJxl.jpg We drove down to the spillway parking area to look around. https://i.imgur.com/VNB2Yv8l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hnftnPql.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0qTZLhXl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/W7ZXs99l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0U3YhFQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/s8aLKCPl.jpg The lake’s average depth is about four feet. There are salt flats on the other side of the lake, where a unique type of selenite crystal can be found. https://i.imgur.com/P8ashmnl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nIIGVpel.jpg The salt flats area is reachable by vehicle, though it’s about a 15 mile drive from the campground. https://i.imgur.com/GclizlXl.jpg The approach road to the flats. We were told to not get off the road. There is the possibility of quicksand under a thin, stable looking crust. https://i.imgur.com/c1fyN37l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eAgsFDml.jpg https://i.imgur.com/CeLVLCSl.jpg Parking area ahead. https://i.imgur.com/M4JhHZ4l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zQX3qdPl.jpg The digging area is outlined by posts. They move it around periodically so the crystals can grow undisturbed for a while. https://i.imgur.com/bDNMlFMl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wMArSAIl.jpg The results of about an hour of digging. https://i.imgur.com/qWhFYS4l.jpg An example of the most desirable crystals. The hourglass shaped inclusions are unique to this area. The clusters are also desirable. None of the crystals we found are quite as nice as these, but we had a good time nonetheless. https://i.imgur.com/1dL1LH5l.jpg If you find yourself crossing OK on US-412, consider taking US-64 to the north instead, and see something new! :):)
NRALIFR 10/10/21 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump

Let’s go Brandon! Bwahahahahaha :P :):)
NRALIFR 10/09/21 07:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump

The only reason this could be considered political is one party does not believe in science, history, or even math. They demand party members believe what they are told by party leaders, not their own eyes. Yeah, those Dimrats are pretty effin’ stupid. :W :):)
NRALIFR 10/09/21 11:52am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Replacement Water Pump

Well yes, actually I do carry two generators with me. And my Vector battery charger/jump starter, and a jump box, and emergency tire repair supplies, and four flashlights. An extra 20L of diesel and 5L of gasoline, too. But I also have a spare water pump. I am bygawd gonna have water to shower and flush the throne with! :W Seems like I’ve been told by somebody I don’t need any of that. But I’ve used all of it at some time or other. It’s not like that pump is taking up vital beer storage space or something, cause I’ve got plenty of that too. I like to spend a lot of time in areas that look like this. Long drive to the nearest RV dealer, and I don’t remember ever seeing any fedex or ups trucks out there. Cell service can be a little sketchy, too. https://i.imgur.com/PU3V2Ful.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/09/21 07:46am Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Water Pump

A good pump can obviously last a long time. My camper is 20 years old, and the original lasted about 18 years. I use my pump all the time, and prefer to never hook to an external water supply. I don’t think the answer is going to be the same across the board. It depends on what you can do without a water pump, or perhaps despite a leaking pump. In my case, I had a major mess even on campground water. I also do a wide range of camping, everything from remote boondocking to very pricey “resort” glamping (at the ones that don’t frown on TC’s anyways). There are some places I can’t do without a water pump. Putting in the shutoff valve has changed my options somewhat, so that now I can close the valve and connect to campground water even if my water pump is removed entirely. I can also replace the pump with very little mess now, too. If AquaPro hadn’t warranty replaced the failed pump, I can’t say if I’d buy a spare or not. But, the OP did say he was going to carry a spare, so there’s that. :):)
NRALIFR 10/07/21 08:47am Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Water Pump

Carrying a spare isn’t a bad idea after having one fail while traveling in my TC. The pump head started leaking a fair amount, and at that time there was no shutoff valve after the pump to isolate it from the water system, so I had a leaky mess on my hands even if I switched to campground water. I replaced it with an AquaPro pump just because that’s what was readily available where I was. I was happy with it as it was a very quiet pump with good flow. About 6-8 months later, that pump failed without warning. One minute it’s working, the next minute it’s not. AquaPro has very good customer service, they replaced it promptly. I got another year or so service out of that one, and then it failed. Not the same way, but failed nonetheless. Again AquaPro replaced it promptly, but before I received the replacement I bought a ShurFlow pump like the original, and installed it, along with a shutoff valve after the pump. Great flow, but definitely louder than the AquaPro pump. Water Pump Replacement Topic I’m keeping the new AquaPro as an emergency spare, but I guess I’ll stick with the noisy but reliable Shurflo. :):)
NRALIFR 10/07/21 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Near Tierra Amarilla, NM on US-64 https://i.imgur.com/Z10UO1dl.jpg You gotta see the view from outside though :B https://i.imgur.com/siRX9Sfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/P6kaQKql.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/06/21 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: $135k for a very basic camper?

Wow. Poor choice of names if you ask me. At over $100K, that’s the exact opposite of low-key. low-key lo'ke' adjective Having low intensity; restrained, as in style or quality; subdued. Having or producing uniformly dark tones with few areas of contrast, as in a photograph or film. restrained in style or quality; not flashy or intense; understated. Nope, not any of those things. :):) Honestly, I was thinking more of Loki, the trickster God of Norse Mythology, given its spelt the same way :). Wait…..…what??? Nooooo! That’s too obvious! It was word play, I’m sure of it! The very similar spelling (some might argue it’s exactly the same) is just an artifact of their clever reverse brand-image marketing strategy! Guess I shoulda put that winkey-face icon on my post after all. :B :W :):)
NRALIFR 09/29/21 07:05pm Truck Campers
RE: $135k for a very basic camper?

Wow. Poor choice of names if you ask me. At over $100K, that’s the exact opposite of low-key. low-key lo'ke' adjective Having low intensity; restrained, as in style or quality; subdued. Having or producing uniformly dark tones with few areas of contrast, as in a photograph or film. restrained in style or quality; not flashy or intense; understated. Nope, not any of those things. :):)
NRALIFR 09/29/21 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Stonehenge https://i.imgur.com/Mi5QbB7l.jpg Stoned Whinges https://i.imgur.com/5r9AquEl.jpg You've got to admit, the resemblance is uncanny. :W :):)
NRALIFR 09/28/21 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

………I've never been so glad to see a pump though. That’s why I always carry me a little extra. It’s saved my bacon more than once. Little can is for the generator, big can is for the truck. https://i.imgur.com/sGpsRntl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 09/28/21 02:41pm General RVing Issues
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