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RE: Can this weight be right?!?!

We took some stuff to a local scrap metal place and got weighed and our F350 6.7L 4WD was just under 9000#
agesilaus 10/29/20 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: winter vs battery

Keep a trickle charger on the battery to prevent freezing.
agesilaus 10/28/20 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Pass campground in the Badlands NP SD

Must be run by a contractor not the NPS, you will run into this now and then. YNP cg for one. Sometimes on entry fees too: Juniper and Alexander springs in FL.
agesilaus 10/28/20 05:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery questions for boondocking

I suspect most is taking care of them. Not exactly sure what that means but that seems to be the reviews. Thanks again all. I think 2 6V batteries are in my future! It means watering them as needed, I check monthly and I installed a watering system
agesilaus 10/28/20 05:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Whats up in Charleston?

Yeah I saw the weather forecast for the next week, down below 30 a couple of nights but only for an hour or two. At Ashvill NC. Into each life a little frost must fall heh. Not much fall color yet around here so far, a little yellow is about it https://i.imgur.com/GM96ljul.jpg View from Chimney Rock sp. We've been dragging all this cold weather gear around without ever being able to use it. Time for a test...heh
agesilaus 10/28/20 04:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery questions for boondocking

Bang for the buck, you can NOT beat TWO 6V golf cart batteries. If you don't have a Sam's Club or Costco membership, get one, find a friend who has one, or simply ask at the service desk if you can have a "one day, free trial" membership ! Two 6V golf carts batteries should be under $200. Two marine/RV would definitely cost more, maybe even >$250 and probably has abiut the same or LESS storage capacity. Ditto on that. People drone on about how Lithium batteries last 10 or 15 years but you can buy multiple sets of golf cart batteries for the price of a lithium bank. And golf cart batteries will last 1000 cycles if properly cared for. I interpret one cycle as one day. How long will it take you to boondock for 1000 days? I don't run my batteries down that low in the first place.
agesilaus 10/28/20 12:26pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Battery questions for boondocking

A pair of 6V GOLF cart batteries will give you much more stored power and they can be discharged safely to a lower level. They are big and heavy tho so make sure you have room for a pair. I think optimas are designed for starting vehicles and aren't suited for your use. But the battery experts will speak up. The high end would a pair of Lithium or Silicon batteries and they cost a LOT more. Trojan golf cart GC2 batteries are somewhat better than Walmart/Costco but can be harder to find and pricey.
agesilaus 10/28/20 06:39am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Whats up in Charleston?

Well it hasn't been a lost year for us, we will hit a new high mark of over 100 days camping since June. We have no burning need to visit Charleston and the NC/TN mountains will suit us just fine for the beginning of November. Charleston next year is OK.
agesilaus 10/27/20 06:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Whats up in Charleston?

YEP....Charleston SC has shut it down No Halloween Costumes over the age of 16 No Loud Music which causes folks to yell to be heard Mandatory Face Mask ---$100/$200/$500 fines Restaurants/Bars ---no liquor sales/consumption between the hrs of 11PM -- 10AM Read it all here Well I spent some time on the web and the place seems to be half n half. You can go to Ft Sumter for example but not go inside and the visitor center is closed. And other attractions are the same. Looks best to put it off until the panic recedes.
agesilaus 10/27/20 05:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Whats up in Charleston?

We are at the Oconee COE CG in SC until Friday, not too far from Clemson. Deciding on where to go next. Cindy want to head over near Charleston but has seen some things on FB about it being in semi lock down with a 7PM curfew. I of course have little faith in FB. Does anyone have current info, is Charleston worth a visit at this time? Or should we head up into the NC mountains?
agesilaus 10/27/20 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

I cannot imagine a cg with a charging station for that electric p/u. Those may be great but I suspect will be limited to urban areas with charging stations. Rewiring a campground for charging stations would be very costly. And where is that Tesla truck that Musk was bloviating about, one and done?
agesilaus 10/26/20 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

Diesel depends in large amount by where you drive, in the flatlands you may get by with a Ford or RAM gas engine pickup with max tow package. You would need to look at the weight of that trailer to know for sure. In mountains you really want a diesel to haul the trailer up those grades. You need to consider where you may going camping not just where you live. That 7.3L Exclusion is rather elderly I suspect. You will find diesel trucks made after 2012 are a tremendous improvement and those after 2015 even more so.
agesilaus 10/26/20 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: questions.... I have them.. :D

Many just carry a 12V water pump and pump out of a jug into the tank. I would not commit surgery on my piping unless forced to do so. My 12V was a spare water pump and sure enough my water pump croaked this summer. Whatever you do do not pressurize the plumbing system beyond it's design limits.
agesilaus 10/25/20 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Albuquerque to Tallahassee

49 is OK never been on 98 in AL
agesilaus 10/25/20 08:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Canyon north Rim

Do a search for Kaibab Camper Village near Jacobs Lake. We have stayed there some time ago and they had sites for large RV's and also it was the only full hookup campground in the area that I'm aware of. Also if you prefer dispersed camping there are numerous NF roads from Jacobs Lake to the Grand Canyon. We stayed there last time we went to the park, I think there may be a new cg right outside Jacob's Lake. I think we saw one when we drove thru there in 2019. The other one was OK, but a swamp when we stayed and it is a very long drive to the park entry station. That's true for any cg in that area tho. OK that is a USFS CG not commercial.
agesilaus 10/24/20 11:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon north Rim

The road into the park goes thru the NF and there are many dispersed camping spots in there. But snow could be a big issues, depends on how the winter goes.
agesilaus 10/24/20 09:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I'm hooked!

and how do we know? Been there done that or watched "The Long Long Trailer"! Been there and done that several times, the last time was a big surprise but I finally got turned around, heh.
agesilaus 10/21/20 11:06am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Tom Sawyer Park West Memphis, Arkansas

Is that the COE park? Seems like it was farther north tho.
agesilaus 10/21/20 08:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I'm hooked!

Boondocking is our preferred way to camp, followed by FS CG's. We use Campendium to find sites and Freecampsites.net. In our home state we often set out on day trips using our Jeep to scope out sites. We never break camp in a new area, but that is the rule of boondocking, to never do that. Always camp only in areas that have previously been camped in to preserve the terrain. We are blessed to have a lot of areas here. It's not hard to find boondocking sites when traveling to other states by using the resources out there on the internet, including this site. The reminded me of the actual rule number one of real boondocking: Do not take your RV down that unknown road unless you check it out first. Driving down a FS road to find a dead end in a place that you cannot turn around in, is to be avoided.
agesilaus 10/21/20 08:18am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: I'm hooked!

Confused me with the link because there is a couple that fulltime in their Airstream and their blog is The Long Long Honeymoon. The Lucille Ball movie is The Long Long Trailer. LOL I fixed that, sorry for my confusion. I'm subscribed to both.
agesilaus 10/21/20 08:14am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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