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RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

Interesting great suggestions. I love getting far enough away to not be connected to much of anything. Especially nice getting away from the phone for awhile. I think we all need that occasionally.
covered wagon 11/29/19 02:06am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

Coming back from Alaska this summer, we went -Mt Hood Forest -20 to 95 and we run into Hot Springs on this stretch -80 to 306 in NV down to Las Vegas. This is as much "back-roads" as I could find. Beautiful scenery, lot of ghost towns, but also long distances on windy roads. You will also see huge Gold Mine on the route. You can consider Death Valley loop for $30 entrance fee. Than in AZ, about 180 miles past Vegas you will find Burro Campground. Nice place, "in the middle of nowhere" especially when the 120F heat waves are gone for the season. Being that 130 miles from your destination, you could consider it as base? Thanks Kayteg1 that's sounds nice and nice out of the way roads as well. Thinking about going thru Nevada's only national park too. It's way eastern Nevada surrounded by mountains.
covered wagon 11/28/19 05:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

Thumbs up to all of you. I'm looking up all the places mentioned so far. Next is to find out of the way, beautiful backroads from Oregon heading into Scottsdale.
covered wagon 11/28/19 09:52am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

Are you looking for a campground, RV park, etc? Or Boondocking? I am in favor of all if nice folks run the place and/or more natural surroundings prevail. I want to avoid the concrete/ asphalt parking lot and overdeveloped areas that are more concerned about image. Thank you so much for the interest in helping. Going to a new area can be difficult, but if I have a good home base it's not so bad. I'm used to very quiet and rural. Don't do well with road noise all night.
covered wagon 11/28/19 09:12am Truck Campers
Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

Need to get down to Scottsdale this winter and so I'm wondering if anyone familiar can advice me of a good place to stay in a rural setting outside town. I like less commercial, less artificial surroundings with mostly nice, well mannered down to earth folks. Please nothing snobby or run by the gestapo. Thank you in advance so much. I hope this doesn't get moved as I'm a devoted truck camper kind of camping person.
covered wagon 11/28/19 12:59am Truck Campers
RE: The future cost of RV stay

The power grids are already close to maximum use now. Can you imagine what will happen to your home electric bill should most folks be driving an electric rechargable car and truck? Can you imagine the power demands and crowds with every exit having a hotel for sleeping while you recharge?
covered wagon 11/18/19 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: campground to avoid

Folks that run this RV park thoooo..... you have to thank them for helping to keep your blood pumping. Easy way to stay alive perhaps.
covered wagon 11/18/19 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

SS was never intended to provide a living pension. Just a supplement to personal resources. Going to get much worse before it improves. Free food and free living makes for lazy folks with idle time for doing things they should not be doing. Be good if they required regular community service in order to earn the right for those benefits.
covered wagon 11/18/19 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

I live and breath better the more I'm out away from an artificial environment. I have almost been run over 4 times in my lifetime by speeders while walking up to the store or back to my vehicle in the parking lot. This after looking both ways and being clear to walk across. I have been conditioned to avoid places with crowds and any noise.
covered wagon 11/16/19 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Evolving Canines, de-evoloving people?

My wife and I traveled through California starting at Yosemite and zigzagging up through the mountains for over a week. We never set foot in a town of more than 10,000 people and really enjoyed our stay. I will go back for the same kind of trip again. However, I will never step foot in the big cities. Not interested. There, now we have a reply that is not bashing California. I am glad you enjoyed it. One of the things worrying me tho is when beautiful clean areas get revealed on the net via a forum or otherwise, they might become overtaxed, crowded and having the garbage we are talking about begin showing up in those areas.
covered wagon 11/16/19 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: More campers than parks

I only camp where there is almost no one around. If the place needs a reservation then I don't want to go there. Some folks are so obnoxious or some plane old rude that I've learned to stay away.
covered wagon 11/06/19 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Alcoa wheels are expensive and have a high rating by comparison. They need sticky weights inside the wheel because the regular weights will cause a white rash to form on the coating with the outer edge hammer on weights. You also need to scrape the mating surfaces anytime you have the wheels off because there is always a bit of scale from the corrosion being that its against a steel hub all the time. This so you can torque them to at least 120 ft lbs. Mine are not hub centric just well torqued with a good torque wrench. been hauling the camper with them for 16 yrs this October. They are the highest rated 16 inch rim you can find. I don't want 19.5's because I think they are too hard on the running gear with 3.55 gears. Maybe alright with 4.10 running gears
covered wagon 11/01/19 06:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

Sometimes a starter can fail in such a way that even the jumper batteries can be depleted in short order. Best to replace the starter motor after double checking the condition of your batteries under a load test. That is the right way to test them.
covered wagon 10/26/19 07:13am Tech Issues
RE: RV Antifreeze

Johnson Baby oil is good for the seals. If you empty your black tank you can pour in enough to help the valve seals. I pour in with enough splash to get the toilet seal and when closed I pour a little to sit on top. At least it makes me feel good anyways with having a drink. Probably vegetable oil do the same thing if you want.
covered wagon 10/26/19 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble with California

You certainly have the right to refuse a search, but then they also have the right to tell you to turn around and go back the way you came... Yes and a poor attitude can be reported in a database. I let them search my whole camper, gave them the keys. When done I was polite and said thank you for what you do.:)
covered wagon 10/25/19 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Another "Yuk" thread, or OMG, or what are they thinking?

I hate dump sites.....nasty places I have electric dump valves and just let them rip while driving back home. Simple.... You'll never get tailgated and rear ended that way.... does your insurance rates go down by letim' rip while driving? On a serious note, I've been trying to figure out if an electric macerator would be a more sanitary option.
covered wagon 10/18/19 11:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another "Yuk" thread, or OMG, or what are they thinking?

On mine I just drive up, point the laser, push a button and the sewer hose pops out and goes right where the light is pointed. So easy.... the computer even knows when to shut off the black and rinse with the grey. Hose goes back in automatically and I drive away................... Now you know you need hip waders!
covered wagon 10/18/19 09:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Front/ Rear Dash Cams for Truck Camper......

I thank you all,,,, I'm going to one of the big electronics stores to have them set me up. A night vision that clicks on with motion would be cool.... like a wildlife camera. I want a remote screen for viewing not on my phone if I can do that.
covered wagon 09/26/19 08:57pm Truck Campers
Best Front/ Rear Dash Cams for Truck Camper......

Is there any that set the bar being the best around? I would also like to be able to see up front while stopped inside the camper as I have had some odd late night activity in front while parked and cannot see out without the front window I would guess a good wireless system to have a remote screen would be perfect. Thank you for the help.... thumbs up!
covered wagon 09/26/19 07:06am Truck Campers
RE: Terrible Trucks

I love my two old trucks and I love to wrench 'em and run 'em forever. It a good thing to have a sense of pride in learning all you can to properly take care of them and bullet proof them for reliability. Just last month I saved 1700 by learning and doing some timely service work myself. To use your mind and acquire ways to do difficult things is a big part of it
covered wagon 09/25/19 08:31pm Beginning RVing
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