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Heading North in a few days - are campsites crowded?

I'm planning on heading north past las Vegas to Washington (Hwy 93) and wonder what the campsite availability might be like. Boondocking, dry camping or RV parks are okay. Has anyone doe this recently? Your experience?
bighatnohorse 04/29/21 05:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Lance 1181 Prewired for Solar

I was never able to find the solar wires for my Lance 1181. (And it's only #10 gauge wire that Lance installs) Instead, I ran new #8 gauge wires through the black tank vent camp and followed the black pipe down, then crossed under the step (where you can install and on/off switch). From the step run the wires on the deck under the slide out over to the battery area - then into the battery area. It is surprisingly easy to do. You will find more instructions on "how to" on the LOA site.
bighatnohorse 04/22/21 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Mixed Messages

From my read, easing travel restrictions only has to do with covid issues, not the crime issue. Two very distinct issues. There should also be a list of US cities that should be avoided because of the crime rate too. There was a young single German woman in my recent travel group. She was an experienced world traveler, knowledgeable - even I learned a few travel tips from her. We invited her to visit the US, mentioning several of our favorite places. She had too much fear due to the amount of gun violence in the US and declined our invitation. She had applied for a job in Mexico and was hoping to get that.
bighatnohorse 04/21/21 07:58am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Are lithium batteries worth the cost?

It depends on what you mean by "worth it". If you purchase lead acid batteries and take them back to the store where you bought them within the warranty time you may just find that they will give you new replacement batteries under warranty. Costco did that for me and I understand that other stores do the same.
bighatnohorse 04/21/21 07:51am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

this is why i love this forum , plenty of good feedback and lots of people willing to help out. Thanks a lot. I am going to email the photos to the warranty rep at eagle cap , if for nothing else , to bring this to their attention. Im going to go to home depot and try to find the right flange and maybe a 4 inch to 2 inch reducer of some kind to fit the duct somehow into the furnace Calling the customer service line would be your first best choice. They will want photos. And they would love for you to fix it yourself - because the dealership would charge them an arm and a leg to fix it.
bighatnohorse 04/19/21 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

We were traveling more in 2007 and 2008, although we are boondockers many stopped coming because of the cartel surges taking place throughout the country. Saturday, April 3, 2020, Mexicans Traveling Home From The U.S. Pay A Tip To Cops And Extortion To Cartels This is happening more now on a regular basis including rvers who are paying extortion. There are many dashcam videos of this taking place. The link is misleading - it has nothing to do with RV'ers. What you see in the article is Mexican's returning home LOADED with SHOPPING GOODIES. And the quoted article is second hand - it quotes Reforma and is now slanted to your purposes.
bighatnohorse 04/04/21 08:11am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

Just curious how the system works with moderators. How do you determine when a thread should be "deleted" or "closed"? . . . They all have to have a minimum of a BA in Journalism plus a three week intensive training class in forum editorializing. Not.
bighatnohorse 03/28/21 07:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Our long planned trip to Africa was delayed (maybe permanently) due to Covid19. It was big bucks. Money sitting in the bank is no good. We bought a new camper. Tanzania & Kenya are open. Thought about going back but we are looking at Ecuador and the Galapagos right now. We still might go but at a greatly reduced itinerary. The plan was to first stop in Amsterdam for a few days to acclimate to the time zone then fly to South Africa, rent a car and tour the wine country. Then investigate local guides and freelance trips to Botswana, Tanzania, Kruger, etc. Six weeks minimum. Probably would have cost a new camper.
bighatnohorse 03/23/21 02:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Our long planned trip to Africa was delayed (maybe permanently) due to Covid19. It was big bucks. Money sitting in the bank is no good. We bought a new camper.
bighatnohorse 03/23/21 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: How to run exterior cable for wired backup camera?

I know you are specifically looking for a wired backup camera, but I can't help but throw this out there..... You can get a wireless backup camera and monitor for ~$150. Since you probably want to mount the camera up high, you likely (right??) have rear upper running lights. You can tap off power from those and mount the camera right under the running lights. Then, to "turn on the camera" from up in the cab, all you need to do is have your running lights on. (Personally, I always drive with the lights on just for extra safety/visibility). Time to complete the job...less than 1 hour. -Chris I like this idea. We tow and I'd like to keep an eye on the tow vehicle AND have the truck power the camera. This would work. I'll think on it for a while. . .lots of other good suggestions to consider.
bighatnohorse 03/14/21 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge Fan (rear) help.

I'm looking at replacing the very loud fan in my Norcold. So far, I'm looking at two possible replacement candidates: Titan 12 volt on Amazon and AeroCool on Amazon
bighatnohorse 03/14/21 08:37am Tech Issues
How to run exterior cable for wired backup camera?

I'm planning to use a hard wired backup camera for my RV. There is NO CONSTANT DC voltage available at the RV back and I want to enable the camera at will from the truck cab. I've done this before on a previous camper but think that I could make a cleaner, neater job of it on my new camper. My question is regarding exterior cable management. What might be the best way to mount the video cable, running from the rear of the RV to the front? (Approximately 27 feet).
bighatnohorse 03/13/21 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Find cross pieces under metal roof to mount solar panel?

In the event that you cannot find metal substructure I would submit for your consideration using well nuts. They are inexpensive and you can fail-test them in your garage/work shop by installing them in 1/8-inch luan and attempting to pull them out. They work.
bighatnohorse 03/12/21 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: How often do your remove the camper from the truck?

First TC RV: I frequently took the camper off. Yes, you are correct - having a good level surface is crucial for easy load/unloading. Newer trucks and campers have a very narrow tailgate opening fit and it can increase the difficulty of on/off loading. Un-even terrain will stress the jacks where they attach to the camper. Fourth TC RV: I rarely take the camper off. I tow a Jeep for trips that may find it useful for additional touring when making road trips / camping. To replace the pickup truck's at-home general utilitarian use, I've purchased a small 5x8 trailer for light duty hauling with the Jeep. The pick up bed is now only used for heavy duty hauling.
bighatnohorse 03/04/21 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: Solar with Lithium Battery

At best, you might get 5 amps under ideal conditions with a single 100 watt solar panel. Please scroll down this page to see typical specifications for a 100 watt solar panel: https://richsolar.com/collections/solar-panels/products/100-watt-solar-panel Also note its voltage specification. Another concern might be the campers shore power converter. I see that the Progressive Dynamics 4000 series includes a switch to charge either lead acid or lithium batteries: https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/power-centers/inteli-power-4000-series/
bighatnohorse 02/17/21 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

Does the new engine have Tow/Haul or engine braking? How good is it?
bighatnohorse 02/10/21 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Forum logos

Nice catch. I probably would not have noticed it for a week or so.
bighatnohorse 02/02/21 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Autosocks (chain replacements) Experience

I've carried Autosocks for many years and never needed them. Glad to hear that they really work - thanks for the report.
bighatnohorse 01/29/21 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: The weight issue again

You misunderstood Paul. Itis the Mexican official that is m isinterpreting the door sticker. They are looking at gvwr and calling that the gross weight. This has been the problem for a few years. What a mess.
bighatnohorse 01/21/21 08:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The weight issue again

Check your spelling Paul - something is off. GVWR includes passengers, payload, fuel, etc. - GVWR does is not the payload rating. The GVWR on my F350 dually is 14,000 lbs.
bighatnohorse 01/21/21 05:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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