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RE: New meteor shower on Monday at 10 pm PDT? Get out there

Was looking forward to it from the time we first heard about it! But, it’s not in the cards……we’re under a “winter storm watch”, and very overcast! Pretty bummed…..but we’re getting some very much needed moisture! I hope that yourself and others have a great viewing! memtb
memtb 05/30/22 01:04pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: If it's not one, it's another

jdc 1, We should write a book together! That sounds like some of our trips over the last 30 or so years! The bright side....it keeps life interesting! :) memtb That it does. I've repaired everything, even stuff I didn't know was screwed up until I got home. Boy, I'm glad I can do this stuff, or I might be living in this trailer (5th wheel) because I would be broke if I had to pay RV repairman prices. Yeah. I get sore getting up and down, crawling under and over, contorting my body like a hula dancer....but.....That soreness goes away in a few days, Some of my more interesting repairs involve weather extremes! Replacing an igniter rod on the refrigerator in blowing snow with temps in the teens on a 3 week boondocking trip, replacing a complete hub/brake backing plate assembly and “dressing” the slightly damaged axle stub with a file in single digit temps (though it was sunny) in a rv park in Evanston, Wy., to replacing a broken spring pack, in an asphalt parking lot..... August in Mesa Arizona. There’s plenty more ......but, you get the picture! :B memtb
memtb 03/08/22 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: If it's not one, it's another

jdc 1, We should write a book together! That sounds like some of our trips over the last 30 or so years! The bright side....it keeps life interesting! :) memtb
memtb 03/07/22 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip report: Yosemite in the Snow

The lows were in the high 20s -- not bad at all. We like the trailer to be very cold at night -- great sleeping weather. A down comforter and four blankets -- so heavy that we are forced to hibernate. We don't run the heater, except during shower time. We figure that if the Eskimos can survive comfortably in igloos, we will be ok if we dress warmly -- knit caps, several layers of clothing, thermal booties, etc. But this is all a matter of personal preference. And I would bet that if we lived in a snowy climate (instead of Southern California), we would not find cold weather to be such a pleasant change! The high temp at my house today (Feb 28) was 83. Dry and sunny, as it always is. Dull. We love your attitude about cool rooms! We keep our cool weather (fall, winter, spring) bedroom temps in the upper ‘50’s at home....it does make for good sleeping conditions! We always enjoy your photos and stories....”keep on keeping on”! memtb
memtb 03/01/22 06:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip report: Yosemite in the Snow

Thanks!! Great photos. It’s not often to get photos of cats....pretty reclusive! Forty degrees in the camper....and I thought that we kept ours a bit cool! What were the night time lows? memtb
memtb 02/27/22 12:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: U.S. Forest Service closures

I saw nothing wrong with the quality of journalism, unique but not bad! Perhaps it was the message that was not well received! It seems that all of us can reach our own and perhaps differing interpretation of the articles intent! memtb
memtb 02/27/22 11:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Feedback on Solitude

We’ve had 3 Teton’s with a dish washer, and have never used them..... even once.! Presently, ours is used for cutting boards, large lids, and a few other things impracticable for shelf storage! ?? However, we are rarely connected to water.....maybe, if we did more campgrounds we’d actually use it for washing dishes! :B Hope that you enjoy your Solitude, and perhaps......actually get some “solitude” when rv’ing! ;) memtb
memtb 02/27/22 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tires On The RV

Cummins12V98, I didn’t realize that your Mobile Suites is only a two axle unit. With the weight that you have I can certainly understand going with the best.....and I think these may be the best. We went with those on our triple axle, which may have been overkill as we don’t put a lot of miles on our unit. The tires will “age out” long before they wear out. As much as I love them, will be replacing with a lesser tire! memtb
memtb 02/27/22 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: New Tires On The RV

Those are the exact tires that I put on our 5er about 5 years ago! memtb
memtb 02/24/22 02:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

Quite true! The “good” teacher part may be questionable! ;) memtb
memtb 02/21/22 05:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

Well Ken, How was your oatmeal? I wouldn’t be uncomfortable letting my daughter pull our 20K 5th wheel with “our” Ram 3500 SRW. However, I would prefer that she practice a bit before taking off on her own! But......she was pretty good on a tricycle when very young! ;) memtb
memtb 02/21/22 05:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

Thank You! My life is generally “wfo”, but I’m learning to slow down when prudent! We drove pretty late into the evening, to make yesterday’s trip a short one. We needed to get home, unload the camper and winterize the unit. Glad we did, we’re sitting @ 7 F right now....likely the high for today! The 7 day forecast shows all lows below zero. I’m ready for March to come in like a lamb! :) memtb
memtb 02/21/22 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

QUOTE from TXiceman: I get tired of the people that say they found the perfect trailer and it is a 3-axle toy hauler that only weighs 18,000 lb. dry weight. And then he adds emphatically that there is no way he can drive a long bed truck or a dually. I question the person that would make this statement! Was it lack of skills or their location ( roads/cities/parking lots designed for small autos. Skills “should” be easily accomplished....my 12 or 13 yo daughter’s first driving experience was on a gravel road in the Wyoming mountains with a Ford F 250, long bed, manual tranny, towing a 16 ft. flatbed trailer when going to cut firewood! That said, everyone should know their limitations! Some folks should not be trusted with a tricycle! :W memtb
memtb 02/21/22 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

So many people shy away from weight.....I was attempting to emphasize to the op that quality generally comes with additional weight.....and weight is not really a bad thing! As we both can attest to! And as you also mentioned have plenty of truck......another good thing to have! memtb
memtb 02/20/22 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

Do your homework. Some are VERY heavy!!!!! Sometimes “heavy” can be your friend! Trying to get home yesterday, before the winter weather got to our home......we drove from Cheyenne to Casper on I 25 last evening. “Quite breezy”! High cross winds from the west, we passed 5 trailers on their sides (2 semis and 3 bumper pull type trailers), with winds gusting to 65+(according to the signs along the interstate)......we slowed to 50 mph and felt very stable with barely a wiggle! The wife just read that there were a few gusts well above the 65 mark.....Bordeaux (just east of I 25 recorded a 99 mile gust). The 40’s to 60’s weren’t bad.....the 99 may have gotten ugly! Weight is your friend....but, it also has it’s limits. Glad we didn’t get the 99! ;)memtb
memtb 02/20/22 07:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydraulics in cold weather

We have hydraulic slides (not sure of manufacturer) and Big Foot Auto leveling. The coldest that we’ve used them was around a -10 F. The did seem to be a bit slower, but didn’t seem to have an issue! If I were more motivated, I’d go out and see what brand of system we have for our slides. However, as old as our unit is, it’s probably not manufactured any longer! memtb
memtb 12/04/21 10:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My TT ain't so great for winter camping....

You have discovered what most rv’s offer for wintering capabilities! memtb
memtb 11/06/21 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Older Front Living Fifth Wheel

Teton Homes built a few......LasVegas series, I think! They are awesome units! But, they will be considerably heavier than your 14K pounds! memtb
memtb 11/06/21 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plans for winter camping?

memtb, thank you for the information. We were at a big RV show in Myrtle Beach a couple of weekends ago, and they had a large number of new Teton fifth wheels there. They were simply beautiful. charlestonsouthern, Be very careful thinking that this “new” Teton, is the same Teton of yesteryear! Teton Homes of Casper, Wyoming went out of business in 2008....during the crash of the late 2000’s! Similar to other businesses, and I may be incorrect, there is nothing stopping an rv manufacture from calling their product by the same name as another that went out of business!! I would love to have the opportunity to spend some time thoroughly examining “this” new Teton! memtb
memtb 10/21/21 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

Howdy Rich, Glad that you had a good outing! Were any animals harmed during your outing? :B memtb Wife and I went for the camp, don’t need the groceries. Others, however, were successful in saving a few from suffering through another winter. Good deal.....glad that your boondocking adventure wasn’t a “real” adventure! Kudos to those that provide relief to our wildlife! ;) memtb
memtb 10/19/21 07:44am Beginning RVing
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