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RE: NorCal Mini Truck Camper Rally - April 2023

Just arrived to spectacular scenery, light clouds and mostly sunny. Spent last night on the Sacramento River about 25 minutes away. Lassen, Shasta and peaks towards the Trinities are covered in snow. No need for weed wacking, the grasses are still low with wild flowers mixed in. See you guys here-
mike/kellie 04/20/23 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: NorCal Mini Truck Camper Rally - April 2023

Robert, we would like to take advantage of your offer of an early check-in. We have a friend within walking distance of your property and finalizing the timing of things for Wednesday or Thursday. Can I bring up a string weed Wacker and do any site prep for you knowing how we were arranged last year?
mike/kellie 04/16/23 03:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Finally Common Sense in California (No Shows at Campgrounds)

Somewhat related, we were leaving the TCA rally in Quartzsite ( nice seeing 3tons and BFFord again!) to occupy a site in Joshua Tree reserved online (the good part) however the lone individual who runs the point of sales at Cottonwood Campground called in sick. Fortunately we have the lifetime senior pass for NPs and we coasted in. Others who needed to pay for an open spot or any merch within the visitors center was out of luck. Other employees were not trained or allowed access to the register. A lot of apologies were given put that day-
mike/kellie 02/20/23 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: NorCal Mini Truck Camper Rally - April 2023

See you there! We really enjoyed our time last year-
mike/kellie 01/22/23 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Where to get three nights of peaceful RV time?

We run away to Ocean Cove just north of Timber Cove Lodge. No hook-ups but some beautiful ocean bluffs to walk on and a nice restaurant across the highway ( 2 lane) with views of the ocean. Closes up for the winter, first come- first serve.
mike/kellie 09/19/22 05:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing 4-wheels down.....braking required for vehicle?

Have the Blue Ox base plate with the NSA Ready Brute and surge brake system on a 17 2 door Rubicon. To answer the electrical question, we use the magnetic stop-tail lights from e-trailer that eliminated all wiring to the Jeep. It can eat batteries (6-AAA batteries each) but no wiring! I have a small cargo rack over the spare tire that I also velcro strap these lights to ensure they stay put. Love them-
mike/kellie 09/08/22 07:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tie Down Angle Best Practice

I know straight down is the least preferred as it can allow a pendulum type movement. I'm sure others will respond but looking at any side of your truck, a 2:00 to 6:00 position in the front with a 10:00 to 6:00 in the back would snug things down fine.
mike/kellie 09/06/22 08:59pm Truck Campers
RE: got a new camper

Nice looking camper! Where is your first outing going to be? Just read the news and you might have Temps in the 110 range next week!
mike/kellie 09/05/22 09:36am Truck Campers
2023 TCA Rally

Expanded to 400 truck Registrationcampers. Info here:
mike/kellie 09/02/22 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Happijack Swing Out Bolt Removal?

If it's a carriage type bolt and you can turn a few threads, can you tap the bolt outward until it is stopped by the nut or washer and nut? That will give you some more surface area in which to apply another wrench ( clamping jaw type) to keep it from turning. Even 1/8" can make a difference since your biting into the edges and not the domed top.
mike/kellie 08/12/22 11:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for recommendations on a two bike rack

You can find assorted drops for hitch heights. I inverted a 6" drop I had to a 6" rise that fit our Jeep better
mike/kellie 07/11/22 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for recommendations on a two bike rack

He's asking to transport 2 bicycles outside the camper, not storage. There are many types of carriers that utilize different anchor points. Let's help him out-
mike/kellie 07/11/22 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for recommendations on a two bike rack

We have a Thule T2 Pro XTR that fits a 2" receiver. We have a Torklift 48" hitch extension and it clears the rear slide even when extended ( barely). You need to consider the width of your tires for some models and also weight. I believe my rack will also carry most E- bikes, something we never considered.
mike/kellie 07/11/22 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: I met Ramblin Ralph today

Had a similar experience when we had the 5th wheel. Just inside the Marin County side of the Sonoma County coast, Dillon Beach was a sort of Woodstock affair. Just pay and park it! Recognized a trailer and Expedition from a signature here while out for a walk. They be ame great friends! Ralph has to be a super interesting guy!
mike/kellie 07/10/22 06:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

This might not apply to your truck now. But most likely it was shipped and sold as an incomplete vehicle. My insurance company knows the value of my custom service body plus the trucks value. It's obviously insured for the sum of both.
mike/kellie 06/15/22 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

Went into town last night to get a pizza and noted the price of diesel at our only station. Today it was at $7.19. A 15 cent jump in 18 hrs. Might need to pack soon and leave while we can still afford it!
mike/kellie 06/14/22 12:04am Truck Campers
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