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RE: New England trip report - final part, Part 8, on Page 4

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful journey.
c.traveler2 04/04/19 06:47am Truck Campers
RE: Beautiful and Free Camping

This is too good not to share ! Wait a minute ... maybe it's too good .. to share ? You be the judge ;) Beautiful Free Camping in Florida Thanks for sharing this great spot,I'll add it to my list along with what the other poster have listed.
c.traveler2 03/22/19 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Ford F350 - XLT or Lariat / options guidance?

I'll only talk about one item that is a MUST if your hauling a TC no matter how light it is, get the camper package if you go through the Ford warranty book you'll find without it Ford could/will void your truck warranty.
c.traveler2 03/17/19 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Attaching a solar panel

What product that is in tape form is used to attach a panel to a metal roof? No screws no holes. Bill Your going to need screws like it or not. I wouldn't trust tape for holding solar panels to the roof. I've used butyl tape and Proflext Geocell sealant for years to seal screws that I've use to fasten items to my Lance 815 metal roof.
c.traveler2 03/17/19 05:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Hwy and TOW Highway

At this point, I planning on doing both in a truck camper. Will be north bound mid July and south bound in August. Question is if it would be better to do: 1) the Alaskan Highway north and TOW south 2) the TOW north and Alaskan Highway south 3) Does it even matter? It doesn't really matter which one you want to take coming or going, by road these are the only ways in or out of Alaska that I know of. During our 2018 journey the TOW going in from Dawson City was very muddy, rain and driving through the clouds. This didn't even stop the big 5th wheel rigs from traveling the TOW. Do the road to Tuktoyaktuk in Canada, a very worth while journey.
c.traveler2 02/20/19 09:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Calling Southern Utah experts

Hoping to get some input from some of the Utah experts out there. We’re doing a two-week trip to the area, starting with the Grand Canyon. We have never been to this area, so we don’t know the roads and only looked at Google Maps to determine which routes to take. But for example, Google Maps routed us through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel!! Luckily, I saw another thread that described the tunnel. I’m pretty sure my 42ft 5er (13.4 tall) would not fit through there!! I do have quite a bit of mountain driving experience going through WY & CO, so not too worried about that. The Hogback looks intimidating, but very doable. Please take a look at my routes from there to our other stops and advise. We welcome any ideas and suggestions. From Trailer Village to Watchman Campground (Zion): 64 to 89 north to Kanab. Then 89A down to Fredonia, then 389/59 to Hurricane. Up to LaVerkin, and Hwy 9 into the park Watchman to Escalante RV Park (Bryce & Canyon Reef): Hwy 9 to I-15 north to catch Hwy 20. 20 east to catch Hwy 89 down to hwy 12, east to Escalante Escalante to Dead Horse Point SP Canyonland & Arches): Hwy 12 over the Hogback to catch hwy 24 at Torrey, then 24 to I-70, to hwy 191 We already have reservations at all the stops, so we can’t change that. But any changes recommended for my routes? Just don't want any other surprises like the tunnel!! Thanks for the help!! Mark On SR 389 not far from Fredonia is Pipe Springs NM, near this is Kaibab Paiute Tribe RV Park. Leaving you 5th wheel here would make a shorter trip to Zion, yes you would have go through the tunnel with your truck and when your ready to head for Escalate it's a short drive to SR89 to SR12. Check this route out and see if you like it. The hogback looks worst than it really is, you'll have more concern in the Escalate switchback area, just take it slow you'll be fine. Don't take you 5th wheel into Arches NP,the road inside is very narrow in sections. There are several good RV places outside the NP to drop your 5th wheel off. There is a state park on SR24 north of Hanksville called Goblin State Park, it's a well worth stop. Any other question just PM me.
c.traveler2 01/31/19 06:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: TC and real off-roading

I've been on a couple trails with jefe4x4, when he says something one better listen. Here's a link to my You Tube channel...travelingman21000.... I have a 2007 F250 hauling a 2002 Lance 815.There are several videos I've made of our off road adventures. C.traveler2, that's what I was looking for, Coyote Canyon video of regular truck and TC bouncing around. Its almost comical. I know the frame is flexing and bed twisting from cab, but TC is wobbling some too. I see how well the tiedown springs work now. How tightly was TC held in with the springs? How much does your TC weigh? I think I will def wait until I finish my proper tiedown system before off-roading Tie downs were on the loose side but not enough for them to come off. I have a rubber mat on top of my platform to help with keeping the camper in place as well. My Lance 815 loaded up is between 2200-2400 lbs. I've done several things to my truck to help with hauling this camper on such trails as "Coyote Canyon" and still damage can happen to your truck, its part of the territory. I do thank jefe4x4 for all the advise he has given me and the trails we had covered together.
c.traveler2 01/28/19 07:48pm Truck Campers
RE: TC and real off-roading

Who has taken a full-height TC down some nasty roads, or Jeep roads where the truck leans and is at the limits of tipping the camper off or something of the sort? I searched internet (never google), but find nothing. I used to have a slide-in pop-up, but that does not count - light, low, and quite a useless unit for living in. But, with a full height camper, and a desire to take the 4x4 to pristine camping spots I am curious to see what others have done. My camper is supposed to be only 1,900lbs empty. No high interior cabinets or anything in the top 18 inches of the space except the shower head and the closet hanger. AC is currently in garage right now. So, very un-top-heavy for a TC. I know the behemoth TCs that push 4,000lbs probably should not consider trails, but lighter models can I've been on a couple trails with jefe4x4, when he says something one better listen. Here's a link to my You Tube channel...travelingman21000.... I have a 2007 F250 hauling a 2002 Lance 815.There are several videos I've made of our off road adventures.
c.traveler2 01/28/19 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: 2018 Alaska Trip Blog

Did you make going up to Tuktoyaktuk as part of your trip, my Julie and I made that journey up there on our last trip in 2018. Her's a clickable link for your site Travels with Bella
c.traveler2 12/30/18 05:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel on Cassier Highway

We had no problem getting diesel along the Cassier Hwy (37), there are several stations on this route.
c.traveler2 12/30/18 04:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
No TC's allowed

From time to time we all hear about places that don't allow Truck Camper, but yet never seem to run into these places. A posting was place on one of the Facebook sites I belong to and sure enough there it is a RV place that states NO Truck Campers. I admit this is the first time I've ever come across a place that said No TC's period! The Great Out Doors I personally wouldn't stay there anyways..too pricey!!!
c.traveler2 12/30/18 04:21pm Truck Campers
RE: From Md to California, Part 1

Beach Rv Park, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Ranch RV Park
c.traveler2 12/03/18 10:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper

It's time for me to start bugging you kind folks again. The DW and I plan to try for Alaska this summer, and hope to spend some time in the Banff to Jasper area on the way. It's hard to narrow down the things we want to do, but we need to in order to have time to see Alaska, too. I'm thinking about 6 nights total in that area. I have a list of things we want to do in each general area: 5 in Banff 6 in Lake Louise 4 in Jasper Does it make more sense to stay in Banff (I'm thinking Tunnel Mountain Trailer Park) for 4 nights and do all the driving to LL or 2 nights in Banff and 2 in LL. We do plan to do 2 nights in Jasper at the end. It seems that for everything we want to do in LL we need to be there early before parking lots fill up. I can see distances on a map, but I'm not sure how that translates into driving time in late July. I hope to make reservations for all areas as soon as the reservation system opens up in Jan. We hope to get at least electric sites if not more. Anyway, if anyone has an opinion, I welcome it. TIA Making reservations well in advance is the way to go if you plan on staying at any of those campgrounds/parks site. We were there this past 2018 summer and it was packed, we stayed in the overflow area near Lake Louise. If you can take a shuttle into Lake Louise, parking fills up fast and is limited.
c.traveler2 12/01/18 07:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anyone want to write?

Is Truck Camper Adventure seeking to cut costs further? Hmmmm Using independent contractors to write articles is inexpensive. Looks as their entire staff are "contributors" except for the "senior editor." Senior to who? http://www.truckcamperadventure.com/about-this-site/ Micheal Smith is also known as "Mello Mike" is the Senor Writer and owner of Truck Camper Adventure. Mike is a friend of mine and he's not getting rich doing this online magazine. Many of us like writing some stories about our adventures and or knowledge we have in regards to truck camping. Does RV.net pay us to promote their website?, the answer is No or pay us when we write our trip reports again the answer is no. Truck Camper Magazine is a place like in a way like RV.net to share our knowledge and adventures focused on TCs I'm Alex Blasingame aka c.traveler2
c.traveler2 12/01/18 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing aluminum roof

BradW has the right idea about patching hole in aluminum roofs for those large holes. For smaller holes I just use JB wield, it has worked great!
c.traveler2 11/17/18 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM voting time

I'm sorry I am not going through all of those pictures, writing which ones I like and then manually having to type in my top 10 line by line.... TCM those two seem like smart folks and should figure out a better way if they want more engagement I opened two pages of TCM. one on the photo page and one on the photo number entry page, simply wnet back and forth entering my choices as I came to them. Good Luck c.traveler2 Thank you..c.traveler2
c.traveler2 10/29/18 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM voting time

I almost was able to vote, but it said I have to pick 5. OP only has 3. :D Contestants are ONLY allowed to submitted 3 photos, this is only the first round of voting and you can vote up to 10 photos of any that were submitted. TCM changed their contest rules last year and not for the better. Good luck to anybody that has entered this photo contest. c.traveler2
c.traveler2 10/28/18 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: TCM voting time

It seems to me that your pictures should stand or fall on their own merits. I think it would not be fair to the other contestants if I voted for your pictures not because I thought they were the best but just because you asked me to. If you think other submitting photos are better then vote for them or not, your choice.
c.traveler2 10/27/18 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM voting time

I kind of wish some of the photos would get weeded out prior to the voting process. 500+ pics is a lot to view (time consuming) and some are not good at all, like half the tail end of the truck or camper is cut out of the photo, etc. Some have a purpose being like that, others not so much This is the first round of voting to do just that, thin out the herd. I didn't like the change in the photo contest rules myself.
c.traveler2 10/26/18 07:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Titus canyon road Death Valley

https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Death-Valley-part2/i-jdXNjj4/0/f3e0c6f0/M/Titus%20Canyon%20Narrows_0001-M.jpg The above video is a few years old and of the "narrow" part of Titus Canyon. This is us driving my 2007 F250 hauling a 2002 Lance 815. Stop by and see Rhyolte ghost town near the trail-head for Titus Canyon.
c.traveler2 10/26/18 10:22am Truck Campers
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