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RE: Removing Contact Overloads

I have used SuperSprings from the get go, I have never touched them since I installed them and that was 14 years ago. Just sayin
narcodog 07/19/20 08:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Brands That Can Be Used Off The Truck

It’s true that most newer campers can be used off truck, but there have been some holding tank straps that failed for many brands in the past. I think it would be better to ask the manufacturer once you get close, or do a search once you get a used one/new one in mind to find out. That's a curious statement that I never heard. Can you expound on it?
narcodog 07/18/20 04:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

I was a state certified firearms instructor for about 25 years and taught both LEO's and civilians. Many with the same question you have. Muscle memory is what one safe when handling a fire no matter whether it's a pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle. Each have their own characteristics. A loaded revolver is the easiest to handle and easy to conceal. A pistol is somewhat more complicated. Some have safety's others don't. You need to know how to clear a jam, and they do. How to load a "magazine" they are not "clips". You need to know how to break it down and clean it, a fouled pistol will malfunction. One of the reasons that a pistol will malfunction with an inexperienced shooter is a term "limp wristing" which means that the shooter did not have a tight grip on the weapon and did not allow the slide to do it's job. To get back to the OP's question. Unless one spends a considerable amount of time practicing loading, firing the pistol it's better to have a revolver, loaded. As was stated an unloaded firearm is about as useful as a boat anchor. A quality revolver will not discharge if dropped, has no safety that you have to learn to manipulate. For the most part they are less expensive than a pistol and as stated less maintenance is needed. There are other alternative to a hand gun that are easy to learn and maintain. In the last few years Remington and others have introduced a shotgun, which is classified as a "firearm" in both 20 and 12 gauge. The beauty of this is their 14in barrel and pistol grip stock. Loaded with "low recoil" ammunition the are easy to shoot. You can also get an "arm brace" for it to be used as a defacto stock. Then there are the AR style pistols. They are more complicated so I would stay away from them. As far as 12ga ammo everyone touts 00 buck when actually no. 4 buck is better it has a little less recoil which means a quicker followup shot. more pellets. Don't forget no matter which shotgun ammo you use the pattern will be very tight out to about 25yards. The alternative to lead ammo is rubber shot. It comes in both a slug or buck shot and that's what I carry. In my time in the back country with my TC I have had three black bear encounters. I did not fire a shot but the rubber shell would have sufficed. .
narcodog 07/15/20 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Ivy League won't play football or any fall sports in 2020

Does that mean all of those jocks will actually have to attend classes?
narcodog 07/09/20 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Generator to Gas.

If you want to change it why don't you just remove it. A gas 2KW genset will weigh a lot less, will be easier and less expensive to work on. The genset will fit in the compartment where the LP unit fits. You might be able to store one or two gas cans in the same area. You will have to put a floor in the compartment but that's no big deal. I help folks in removing two LP units and we used an aluminum stop sign for the floor. It can from the county maintenance barn that had bee shot full of holes.
narcodog 07/06/20 09:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire Air Down

Two sources, Jegs or OKoff road.
narcodog 07/03/20 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Yellowstone in October

Is YS having crowds right now? The few pics and video I see show it is empty compared to most years. Why not go now? I looked at the webcam's yesterday and the traffic in West was backup way into West. There was also a line in Gardener.
narcodog 07/03/20 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone in October

I had not considered that there would be no dump stations open. I'm thinking one of the RV parks outside of YS will be our best bet. I'd be REALLY bummed if they shut the park down completely before we got there. If that happened, we'd figure out something. I'm working, my wife works, and I'm in the Army National Guard and have drill weekends to contend with. There is zero chance of us going now. It's early October or not at all. There is a dump station in Livingston at a convenience store where you can also get water. I have used it several times in the past. The dump was $10.00 and they charged a min fee for water. Slough Creek usually stays open, so check on that I have stayed there many times in Oct. usually in the first two weeks of the month.
narcodog 07/03/20 07:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone in October

Do you have an idea why they close? SNOW!!!!!! There are several factors, snow, cold and the lack of volunteers. All of the water systems need to be drained and winterized. West Yellowstone sits at about 7K feet. Shops and restaurants close until the Park reopens for the snowmobiles.
narcodog 07/01/20 07:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portable grill/stove

I have the Coleman that has both a griddle and a burner. It's slim puts out good heat
narcodog 06/26/20 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: How do you folks plan travel for long distances?

Look at "Boondockerswelcome.com" There is a small membership fee but there are plenty of them. I utilize rest areas all of the time and I have never been rousted from one. I also use Walmart, Cableas, and other locations. Always ask and never turned down. Truck stops I don't use much any longer because they are crowded. In the west there are truck parks, no facilities but it's a place to stay.
narcodog 06/19/20 08:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Putting camper on gravel

For 14 years mine has been on gravel, size 56 whatever that means. Anyway I have just used the yellow jack pads under the jacks and I have not experienced any problems.
narcodog 06/11/20 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Cooke City to Livingston, MT

You would have to pay to go through the Park.
narcodog 05/31/20 01:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Protecting your trees

Tell me when was the last time you saw an American Chestnut?
narcodog 05/25/20 04:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Protecting your trees

Up in the NC Mountains, none of the mills want red or white oak. The big demand is for Poplar, which is used for furniture frames I heat with wood, and my first choice is Locust The second is white oak and the third is red oak, but all three need at least three years to season after they are split. One by one all of our big three foot diameter, 100 foot tall Hemlocks have been dying from the "Wooly Adelgid" so I have been using that mixed with Oak or Locust. The hemlock seasons in a year and burns hot, but quick. Locust used to be the wood of choice for bridges and bridge abutments, but my first bridge that got wiped out in a "thousand year flood" had to replaced with White oak planks since no saw mills cut Locust any more Guy You do know you can treat the hemlocks? Sure if you have a million bucks! The National Forest Service basically gave up Same with the national Park Service Along the Blue Ridge Parkway they are all gone or are standing dead I know all about treating them systemically and it is a losing cause Guy Not entirely true. For the small lot owner there are products you can apply yourself. There are also grants from organizations that will help you out.
narcodog 05/24/20 09:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Protecting your trees

Up in the NC Mountains, none of the mills want red or white oak. The big demand is for Poplar, which is used for furniture frames I heat with wood, and my first choice is Locust The second is white oak and the third is red oak, but all three need at least three years to season after they are split. One by one all of our big three foot diameter, 100 foot tall Hemlocks have been dying from the "Wooly Adelgid" so I have been using that mixed with Oak or Locust. The hemlock seasons in a year and burns hot, but quick. Locust used to be the wood of choice for bridges and bridge abutments, but my first bridge that got wiped out in a "thousand year flood" had to replaced with White oak planks since no saw mills cut Locust any more Guy You do know you can treat the hemlocks?
narcodog 05/23/20 08:41am Around the Campfire
RE: New Shock Time

My Rancho 9000's are 17 years old and have about 150K miles on them. They seem to be just fine.
narcodog 05/22/20 08:12am Truck Campers
RE: Lolo Pass area Campgrounds

I have friends that stayed at a very nice CG on the Montana side. I don't remember the name but they were very satisfied. Just up the road from one of the best steak houses in Montana.
narcodog 05/16/20 08:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: truck swerved with hard braking

Since you have 2016 you should have anti=locking brakes which should have kept you pointed in the forward direction. I would definitely have the system checked out.
narcodog 05/14/20 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: Food: Storage and stovetop oven

I have been using the collapsible storage containers for sometime and they do work fine in a microwave. Try to get the square containers and the round are harder to store. Years ago i used a Coleman stove top oven and I was not impressed with it.
narcodog 04/22/20 08:28am Truck Campers
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