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Portable Jump Starter

Do you carry a Portable Jump Starter in your RV? If so which one do you use? Pro & cons? Suggestions, cautions and other insights please. I'm looking for something small effective and easy to use/charge. Please keep is simple as I am totally dumb on this subject. Oh, yeah, Ford 450 v10. thanks
garmp 07/11/20 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Cobb grill

My main objective is to use it as a smoker and to cook roasts, etc. I have grates for charbroiling steaks, etc. I wan a slow cooker that I can control the heat & smoke for an extended period of time. Thanks for all the input.
garmp 07/09/20 02:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How many miles a day can we go?

As an older gentleman once told me, Go by the two's. Don't drive over 200 miles a day, slow down & smell the roses. Don't drive two days in a row. And always, always arrive at a campsite by 2:00 o'clock, that's cocktail time. Since we've retired, we pretty much like to follow those words of wisdom, with the only exception of possibly driving two days in a row. But the 2:00 o'clock rule is the law!
garmp 07/09/20 02:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

This is very concerning to us as we are thinking about leaving for a trip to get away from it all in a couple of weeks. Although we plan to stay quite a bit east of there, we still have this fear of being quarantined for 14 days crossing a state or two. Where would be the best place to find this info, as things seem to change daily. Any special site? thanks
garmp 07/04/20 03:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Cobb grill

Any of you camp cooks have, had or used a Cobb grill. Just purchased my first and am eager to try it. Unfortunately am house bound for a while, but definitely eager to try it. Any hints?
garmp 07/04/20 02:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!

Gut the fish and leave the head on. Pack the inside cavity with salsa and wrap in foil. No butter. Toss onto grill or in coals for a few minutes each side. Remove the fish gently open the foil and grab by the head as you open the foil. The skin will stick to the foil. Grab the head and gently shake and the head and entire skeleton will come out, leaving just meat and salsa. Simple, quick, easy and great tasting.
garmp 07/04/20 02:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Changed profile with no results

Thank you, thank you and pardon my ignorance.
garmp 07/01/20 10:45am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Changed profile with no results

It is suppose to no longer read "Team Bob". The update does not appear. That is the problem.
garmp 06/27/20 03:09pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Changed profile with no results

I have clicked on Submit changes with no results. And no I do not remember a previous incident, not that it didn't happen, I just don't recall.
garmp 06/27/20 06:53am Forum Posting Help and Support
Changed profile with no results

I updated my profile some time ago, signature, picture, etc, and the changes never appear. Please help.
garmp 06/26/20 02:54pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Campground recommendations for the FL panhandle

Gulfcoast, care to share the name of this $15 a night campsite? Eager to try it.
garmp 06/26/20 02:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

We just upgraded our RV to a new Phoenix Cruiser 2351D and picked it up in Elkhart, IN after their lock down of a month and a half. On our way home, which we wanted to take our time getting back home to check everything out. Any way, most all the state parks enroute were packed. Lucky to even get in. Planning an early July trip and have to make reservation most of the way, which is very unlike us. Parks we wanted to stay over were booked and had to replan. We'd find a park of 43 sites and 9 openings and a day or so later only one or two were open. We're not use to making reservations, as we are never really sure when we'll be where. I mean if we really like a place we'll stay a couple of extra days or leave eralier than planned. Besides I hate "ordering" a site based on a couple inch square picture. Looked at Google Earth, but that won't show the incline of the site, how far the power pole is, or if it still has shade or not, etc. We are state park, COE & municipal/county park campers. Commercial/private parks just don't cut it for us. Even FamCamp will fork for a nigh. So any way, is it me being locked down for so long that every thing seems more crowded or are there more people out and about?
garmp 06/13/20 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buying a Motorhome not a mechanic

I think you should first figure out how you are going to use it. I mean going out for a weekend or 3 or 4 days or going on a 4 week road trip. Driving to a place and plopping down or moving about every 3 or 4 days. These are all considerations as to how comfortable the coach for that activity. Sitting for a couple of hours or for days. And the same for sleeping. Making up the beds every night or time you move or having it ready. That's where I'd start. Then get a floor plan and go from there.
garmp 06/13/20 02:23pm Beginning RVing
Deer Creek State Park, Ohio

Thinking about spending a night or two at Deer Creek State Park, Ohio on our way to Pennsylvania. Can't seem to find any photos of the sites any where. Any one familiar with this place? Are the sites level, shaded, real close together or spaced? Their web site doesn't seem to be over loaded with the information I want. Appreciated any & all help.
garmp 06/11/20 09:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ok boomers, what's in your playlist?

No one mentioned Stevie Ray Vaughn. Shame, shame. For good piano look at David Krull or Professor Longhair. Pinetop Perkins isn't bad either.
garmp 06/05/20 03:04pm Around the Campfire
Southwest Pennsylvania

Looking to spend a week or so in southwest Pennsylvania, staying at, preferably COE parks. State parks are also ok. Want trees, level, 30amp spacious sites. Can move around a bit and want to see more of the area, including water falls, sights of interest, etc. Our grand plan is from there go into WV, VA, then into KY and work our way back to ST. Louis, MO, again predominately hitting COE parks with State parks as back ups. Hopefully be in the area the first of July and taking two weeks from there to get back home. Any and all help appreciated.
garmp 06/05/20 03:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Prophetstown SP or Patoka Lake Campground

Leaving Elkhart and heading to St. Louis and want a couple of nights on the way. Read reviews & such, but am looking for more opinions. Should we spend a couple of days at Prophetstown SP or Patoka Lake Campground. It will be our shake down trip so basically sit around the campsite and play with knobs & things to see what does what, so to speak. Need to find a place in Indiana as IL & Kty are not open till June 1 and we must be home by then. (Of course!) Oh yeah Turkey Run is booked solid for those days. Thanks!
garmp 05/22/20 03:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recovering from rotator cuff surgery...what to expect?

My advice is that if you go out in public, during this virus and all, if you need it or not wear your sling. I used to call mine my wet paint sign. I had mobility, but the arm was still sore & didn't want any one slapping me on the back or shoulder. "Wet Paint" works.
garmp 05/19/20 02:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keys to reopen June 1

I just recently read an interesting article about adjusting numbers. i.e. John has the virus and is tested, count 1. John enters the hospital and is tested, count 2. Daily John gets tested to check his progress, count 1 per day = ? John's final test shows negative, count on that 0. But John accounts for a minimum of 3 to 10 positives. Makes sense to me. And besides it was on the web, and you know that's true.
garmp 05/19/20 02:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Well, I have learned one thing during this pandemic...

And speaking of masks, my wife is sewing masks for our local elks lodge to help raise money for our various charity fund raisers. I know I'm not suppose to post spam or solicitations, and I'm not trying to sell anything, just thought it is worth noting. As I tell people, my wife & I work to accomplish this. Shes a seamstress and I'm an alcoholic. https://i.imgur.com/2jGS51dl.jpg
garmp 05/18/20 03:58pm Around the Campfire
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