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RE: Trip report: Sequoia after the fires

Thanks for the cool and refreshing trip report! It is good that you and Felice and the Sequoias all appear to be doing well.
Tiger4x4RV 07/04/22 10:25am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Everybody must get stoned, rock on...

This job was worth all of the sweat and pain it caused you. Broken ankles are to be avoided at all costs. When I broke mine a few years ago at age 70, I was unable to drive for 7 1/2 months. So much Tiger travel time lost.....
Tiger4x4RV 06/29/22 03:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at class c questions on maintenance

My Tiger Class C, 20 feet long, on a stock 2500 HD 4x4 chassis, goes to the Chevy dealer work truck department for all of its basic fluids, changes, belts, etc. This dealer has all the parts, offers a shuttle service, and has done a great job for the 16 years I've had this truck. The mechanics love it; they say they've never seen anything so cool on a Chevy chassis.
Tiger4x4RV 06/28/22 10:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Message for Tiger4X4RV.....

You are now on my buddy list and I will send you what I have, which is the brochure on the Six Pac and some photos taken on my visit to the factory in 2006. As to pros/cons, for public viewing: Biggest con is of course that Six Pac is no longer manufactured and has not been for quite a while. They were once very popular around here. The factory was local and they appeared to produce a great basic camper. So why did I not choose this wonderful camper? The Six Pac or any truck camper did not fit my wish list. There is no perfect RV, but having the ability to go from living quarters to truck cab without going outside was VERY high on my list. I had had that feature on my pre-Tiger RV (a small Class C, very much like a Tiger), which I had adventured in for 15 years, and I was not wanting to do without it. Might I have bought the Six Pac if it was the best fit for my list? Yes. Great basic camper, well built, not loaded with fancy stuff I didn't need or want, decent price. Should you buy the 2005 Six Pac? Consider the following: Look VERY carefully at any damage accumulated over the years, especially looking for signs of moisture damage. This problem is almost universal on older units of all types, not just Six Pac and not just truck campers. Rain seems to want to live inside with you and condensation doesn't want to go away. Look at your own personal resources. Can you repair problems or afford or even find someone else to repair them? Does this camper fit into the bed of your truck? I remember reading that truck bed widths have shrunk over the years and that sometimes older campers do not fit into new trucks. Best of luck in your camper search!
Tiger4x4RV 06/27/22 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: My campsite map now up to 740 sites

Thank you for all you do to provide this great info. I have found some great sites from your lists over the years.
Tiger4x4RV 04/26/22 11:16am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Succor creek Oregon

Ten years ago I visited the area and stayed for a couple of nights. The area is beautiful, remote, and primitive. Boondocked one night on a hilltop which required 4WD and one night at the Leslie Gulch primitive BLM camp. I remember a scary drive along a one-lane shelf road heading north toward Succor Creek. Here is info from the website for Succor Creek State Natural Area: " Succor Creek State Natural Area lies in a deep, rocky canyon and is a remote haven for rock hounds and wildlife watchers. Limited souvenir collecting by rock hounds is permitted in the park. A rough 15 mile dirt road leads from Oregon 201 to the park, which has primitive camping and day-use areas along both side of the creek. No water is available. The Succor Creek Bridge is open to vehicles for access to the campsites on the east side of the creek (right/south of the bridge). The road to the left/north of the bridge is not safe for vehicular travel." Photos in a Campendium review show a 32 Class C at Succor Creek campground. Those folks probably brought their own water and electricity. There is an RV park with hookups in Jordan Valley. I know nothing about it, but you could call them for info. Stay there and explore with your tow vehicle? https://sunnyridgerv.com/ Enjoy your trip!
Tiger4x4RV 03/18/22 02:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pinnacles National Park, California question

Pulling a 35 ft fiver btw I figured your rig was bigger than mine, but 35 ft? Hmmm. Did the park say that would fit in the site you reserved? I think driving there midweek would be fine, but I remember that road having a LOT of traffic on a weekend. Anyway, Have fun and be safe.
Tiger4x4RV 03/10/22 08:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pinnacles National Park, California question

You can follow the Google Maps suggestion, leaving 101 at King City. Get gas there. However, I am a backroads person. I like to leave 101 at San Miguel (gas there), follow Indian Valley Road, go left when that changes to Peach Tree Road, jog bit left at 198, then right on Peach Tree again, now also called Hwy 25, follow that through Bitterwater. At some point 25 changes its name to Airline Hwy. Eventually, you'll get to a left turn onto 146, which takes you to the NP entrance station. Signage is good along this route. 2-lane paved road. I've driven it several times over the years (last time about 3 years ago) and rarely seen another vehicle midweek. Take a good map, like maybe a regional AAA map or a roads atlas. Enjoy!
Tiger4x4RV 03/10/22 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cargo trailer bathroom plan

Thetford Porta-Potti. I used one for 15 years, 1991-2006. They cost about $100 back then, undoubtedly more now. The PP sat in the shower stall, was easily removed to improve showering. Black tank was about 5 gallons. It flushed from its own small fresh water tank. No bad smells. You could get a second black tank and swap out tanks to extend your time between dumps. It is totally a myth that you can dump these or dump built-in cassettes anywhere you want. Find a safe and legal dump station.
Tiger4x4RV 02/15/22 10:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cabover on an SUV

Can that possibly be legal? I sure would not want to be driving behind it on a windy day.
Tiger4x4RV 02/15/22 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Malheur/Burns Oregon in May to see the birds

Take a look at the "seasons of wildlife" section of Malheur NWR's web site before you lock in your travel dates. Will the kind of birds you want to see be there at the time you want? https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Malheur/seasons_of_wildlife/ There is some RV parking on the refuge at the field station. I have not stayed there. https://malheurfieldstation.org/lodging I drove half of the auto tour and then went south, camped at the BLM Page Springs camp, drove the Steens Mountain loop (all day drive), and camped another night at Page Springs. July, 2019. Fabulous trip, but I don't remember many birds. I was looking for flowers and spectacular scenery and definitely got what I wanted.
Tiger4x4RV 01/02/22 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Windsurfers - what's your configuration? Best class c?

Maybe take a look at the Coachmen Cross Trail. Fairly new model, so may not be available used. Big garage under the bed, maybe large enough for a windsurfer. https://coachmenrv.com/class-c-motorhomes/cross-trail Or look at various vans with rear bath and twin beds, which allows a long item like a windsurfer or kayak to slide in through the rear doors and into the space between the beds.
Tiger4x4RV 12/20/21 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Simplest battery monitor and shunt? Advice for non-expert

I have used an Innova 3721 for 9 years now. No installation, no shunt. When you want to know your battery voltage, just plug it into a 12V socket and wait a few minutes for the reading to stabilize. I suppose you could leave it plugged in all the time, but I don't. It can move to any vehicle or camper or device with a live 12V socket. About $20. I write the readings, one for day start and one for day end, into my daily travel logbook. https://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-3721-Battery-Charging-Monitor/dp/B000EVWDU0
Tiger4x4RV 12/15/21 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: Odd CG map

That's odd. When I looked there a week ago, the Salton Sea New Camp map looked OK. It sure doesn't now!
Tiger4x4RV 12/05/21 01:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Here in California, there are some state parks which allow rental companies to deliver RV's of various types to a reserved site for renters to occupy for a set amount of time. Here is a link to a company found at random via Google and therefore not recommended by me, but the website gives you the general idea - https://rvplusyou.com/ I'm guessing that if you want to your renters to not drive the truck you should not give them the keys to the engine. :-)
Tiger4x4RV 11/22/21 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Taking B+/C Offroad Experiences

I have never driven or even ridden in a truck with TC, but maybe I can contribute to this thread anyway. My 4x4 C history: 15 years with a custom Toyota built on a 1983 stock chassis with 22R engine. I bought it used after many months of looking for a small C. Had never even been in a 4x4 vehicle before, but it met my other criteria so...I learned how to use the 4X4 mostly from books and trial/error. Dangerously under-powered. Overweight for the brakes and transmission. Drove it about 50K miles, had lots of adventures and lots of repairs. Lots of desert and Eastern Sierra explorations, plus some long trips such as SoCal to North Dakota. By the time I wanted and could afford a replacement RV, 4X4 had gone to the top of my wish list. I had the Tiger built for me (some additions and some deletions from the factory's 2006 product), have driven it 93K miles so far. It has battle scars from many dirt road trips. Chassis is a stock Chevy 2500HD 4x4, regular cab, 8.1 L gas Vortec Engine, Allison 6 speed transmission. My options and additions: limited-slip differential, skid plates, bolt-on anti-sway bar on rear axle, electronic push-button drive mode changer on dash so I no longer have to get out in the mud to lock the hubs. either keep your Bigfoot TC or find something like a used Tiger Adventure Vehicle. Not necessarily. Pretty much no two Tigers are alike. I usually described what my 2006 Tiger CX can do without damage to itself as "4WD lite" and am constantly reminding those who think that having a Tiger would make all of their off-road dreams come true that A TIGER IS NOT A JEEP. Actually, even Jeeps won't do everything that some of these unrealistic folks plan to do. Hints for those wanting an RV that can safely explore off-pavement: Keep it SMALL, which is almost impossible in these days of size inflation, and have enough engine power to safely haul it. MINIMIZE HEIGHT to fit under trees and such. It is expensive to replace/repair roof stuff damaged by tree encounters. (Don't ask me how I know this.) MINIMIZE WIDTH. Squeeze between bushes to get on down the road. MINIMIZE LENGTH. No long rear overhang. Fit into standard parking space. Turn around in a very small area. Once you have this dream rig, KEEP THE WEIGHT LOW. Not necessarily always, but at least move a bunch of stuff from overhead cupboards and beds to the floor before going where the rig will rock and roll down the road. Maybe someday you can find a tesseract (look it up) on 4x4 wheels, but for now if you want to get out and explore without waiting ages for a special build, you will need to make some compromises. Happy Trails!
Tiger4x4RV 11/01/21 11:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Your Smokey mascot is great! There is a sticker of Smokey on the Tiger's stove hood. It was given to me by the ranger at a roadblock somewhere in the western Sierra on my first Tiger trip and has remained in position for 15 years so far. So many aspens.... but a great TR anyway. Thanks for sharing it.
Tiger4x4RV 10/29/21 02:57pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: San Diego RV Repair

I lived in Chula Vista (just south of San Diego) for 30 years. South Coast RV Service did good work on all of my miscellaneous RV repairs over those years. Their web page says they have mobile repair service. Give them a call. The worst they can do is say no. 619-476-7195 Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tiger4x4RV 10/22/21 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: 4x4 Class C ?

Have you looked at Phoenix Cruiser? Some of these floorplans might fit your specifications. All of the Phoenix RV's seem to have a 4x4 option. https://www.phoenixusarv.com/learn-more-about-the-phoenix--cruiser#floorplans-row
Tiger4x4RV 10/21/21 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: Eastern Sierra

Thanks for sharing. I've sat on that same rock pile at Long Lake - paradise!
Tiger4x4RV 10/12/21 12:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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