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RE: Gas pump

Slightly off topic, but what are folks using for protection since Nozzle Condom went out of business? I lost my old Nozzle Mitt and don't have protection for my nozzle end anymore.
dedmiston 11/13/19 08:18am Toy Haulers
RE: UTV trails/campgrounds in Richfield Utah area ???

Just checked out both places, thx azdryheat and sbell2003. Both place look great and very RZR friendly. do either of you know anything about the trails ? we have mud/rocky type terrain here, so i need to find out what type of terrain it would be out there so i can make a good decision due to our tire type. We run the Bighorn knobby type tire on ours. Thanks for all the help. Bighorns will be fine in Utah terrain. We run Bighorns too. Just take it easy on the pavement so you don't damage the knobbies.
dedmiston 11/13/19 08:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US 395 Kamer Junction to Hesperia

They've made a lot of changes along that stretch recently. Most of the work has been for safety. There are double-double yellow stripes and semi-permanent plastic delineators in the center to stop fools from crossing the center to pass. It's definitely better now than in the past.
dedmiston 11/05/19 09:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: South Dakota, July 2020

Devil's Tower is a great stop. Our family loved it more than Rushmore. The SD Black Hills are gorgeous too. My wife and I just came through there last month on our way home from an eight week trip. We were coming the other way back from Minnesota. We drove through North Dakota and then came south to get to the Black Hills. What a gorgeous drive. Wyoming is amazing, but she's a tough lover. (Two of our kids went to college at the University in Laramie, so we've spent plenty of time there.) Don't underestimate the distances and the weather. We got caught on a windy day (even by WY standards) and the wind somehow cut through one of our slide-outs and blew out the bedroom window on the opposite side. I've never seen anything like that before. And that wasn't the first time Wyoming took a swing at us. The rest of the trip was crazy cold with just plastic duct-taped across where the window should have been. Everyplace in WY is awe inspiring except for the drive across the 80 in the south. The 80 is bleak and windy. Avoid it if you can. The rest of the state is mind blowing. Your time frame and distances are very reasonable. You'll love your trip.
dedmiston 11/05/19 09:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Just wondering

Post not clear. What is a GD and do you plan to tow the truck behind it? It is to us in Toy Haulers.
dedmiston 11/02/19 03:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: Just wondering

350/3500 duallies are already a lot of truck. Crossing into the 450 range introduces all sorts of troubles with registration and insurance. I pull our 18k triple axle hauler with a 3500 and don't need any more truck at all. Ten years ago it was different, but now the tow haul modes and exhaust brakes are phenomenal.
dedmiston 10/31/19 10:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Hey Smokers! (meat, that is)

Green Mountain Davey Crockett for me. Unless it has gained weight, was listed at 64 pounds dry weight. I looked again tonight and the listed weight was 68#. Seems kind like the sticker for my RV that was reissued a few times or my own physical weight. The last one I found tonight was 68, which is better than 89, but the pellets and all the parts do seem to add up. Anyway, what do you like to cook?
dedmiston 10/23/19 08:23pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Hey Smokers! (meat, that is)

How many of you bring a portable smoker with you to camp? What's your go-to smoker and what do you love to cook at camp? I've had a Traeger for a few years and it's been a little bulky. My wife gave it to me for Christmas years ago specifically to take with us camping, but it's pretty hard to load into the trailer. I use the heck out of it at home, but slowly stopped bringing it with us to camp. This summer my mom gave me a Barbecues Galore gift card for my birthday, so I went shopping and found the Green Mountain Davy Crockett pellet grill. Even though it's 80 pounds dry (no pellets), it's still light enough that I can get it in and out of the RV without too much trouble. I love to cook in camp. This grill is good for smoking cowboy beans, chickens, roasts, ribs... You name it. So what's your camp smoker and what do you like to cook at camp?
dedmiston 10/23/19 06:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 2020 Albuquerque Balloon Festival RV Reservations

Glad you got a reservation. I assume it was one with at least power. They are the ones in demand. People don't like to rough it a little. As suggested, the dry sites are easy without reservations as long as one drives in on Monday or after. Huh? I'm interested. What does that mean? We'd love to go, but we're horrible about making rezzies. What are the options for dry camping?
dedmiston 10/23/19 05:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon (South Rim) to Sedona in 2020

I think the OP got the answers he (she?) was looking for and has all the info required to make a routing decision. Thanks for all the info. Topic closed.
dedmiston 10/23/19 10:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Search Along Route ??

I've had good luck with RV Trip Wizard.
dedmiston 10/19/19 08:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Where in Western MI with 3 tweens/teens

Ok, hmm. What about sleeping bear dunes? Another vote for Sleeping Bear area. We just spent four nights there a few weeks ago. It's a gorgeous area and it's close to other destinations that were already mentioned here for day trips (Petosky, Fishtown, etc.). There's a great bike trail from Empire that goes north past the dunes. It's a gorgeous ride. You can rent bikes up there if you don't bring your own.
dedmiston 10/15/19 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Deck Patio - Aftermarket rails

I have always thought of these as special need or useless. I watch the one with the side porch this allows you to do the Grey Poupon thing with you neighbor in most rv parks. As for the one on the back you can watch you neighbors TV if you wish. I've always worked to be out of the TT as that is why we RV. If I wanted to be couped up I would've stayed home! Soon to go for a campfire and dogs & beer........ camping. On the west coast we have some campgrounds where the rear of the trailer hangs over the beach. Beach front property! Watching the sunsets are aweesome. So much for the sand between your toes eh? Most of the beach campsites don't actually open up to the beach. Our beach camps are always up on a bluff overlooking the beaches. The party patio is a great way to open up the garage and fill the room with sea air and watch the sun set. I've set up my laptop out there and put in plenty of uninterrupted billable hours on the veranda. It sure beats an office.
dedmiston 10/14/19 05:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

I had to delete some posts for words like "geezers". Let's please keep this thread civil so I don't need to close it.Didn't know that word needed to be added to Richard Pryor's list. Now you do.
dedmiston 10/12/19 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

The thread is open again. Please play nice.
dedmiston 10/12/19 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

I temporarily closed the thread. One of the primary trolls is gone from the forum and I'm reopening it again.
dedmiston 10/12/19 12:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

I had to delete some posts for words like "geezers". Let's please keep this thread civil so I don't need to close it.
dedmiston 10/12/19 12:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas to Washington State

The 101 is definitely prettier than I-5. Going up I-5, you would need to cross the Grapevine, which is a tough tow. If you take the 101, you'll have a big grade after you get out of L.A. before you get to Canejo and another one after San Luis Obispo (the Cuesta Grade). There's also a small grade between those two in Gaviota. Don't let your nav send you over the San Marcos Pass. You'll hate it and everyone on the road will hate you. It only shaves 20 minutes off the drive for a passenger car--not worth it. You can avoid the Canejo pass if you're coming in on the 10 by taking 210 > 118 > 23 > 101. This avoids a lot of city traffic too.
dedmiston 10/12/19 11:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

So far this looks OK. Please keep it civil and nonpartisan.
dedmiston 10/11/19 08:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Deck Patio - Aftermarket rails

Don't skimp on the support cables. Earlier this summer a friend of mine was standing on his ramp holding his grandbaby and the motorcycle tie-down straps he was using broke. He and the baby rolled down the ramp, but he held on and protected the kid all the way down. Could have been a disaster. These ramps are a huge lever and put crazy stress on the supports.
dedmiston 10/11/19 02:48pm Toy Haulers
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