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RE: Best ride for the buck

Newer pick up and a travel trailer.
ppine 09/22/22 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Occasional Winter Camping??

A hard question to answer. People live in RVs in the northern Rockies, but it takes some experience to be comfortable. You have to learn how to keep your plumbing working and stay warm. My point of view is that most RV people can be pretty functional down to around 0-10 above by doing the obvious. Especially if day time temps make it above freezing. Spending the night at a ski area parking lot in the Rockies with no hook ups is not so easy. It can be -35 degrees F or more. I have slept in the back of my insulated pickup with no heat at around -20 degrees with few problems.
ppine 09/17/22 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: New study on genetic origins of dogs

Experiments with the breeding of foxes has shown that wild animals can be more or less domesticated in a few generations. By selecting for the calmest animals, the least afraid of humans they can be pet quality animals in about 7 generations. The wide variety and number of dog breeds, is a testament to the power of breeding. Line breeding on purpose is fine. Spay and neuter pets unless you plan to improve the breeding of your pet's line. In-breeding is a slippery slope that brings out recessive genes, but al;so brings along with it things like deafness, blindness and bad hips and eyes.
ppine 09/17/22 11:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Yellowstone Update

Okay thanks for the update. Too many rules. The best days are gone.
ppine 09/06/22 09:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone Update

Pack dinner to eat on the tailgate. Go out to Lamar Valley and stay out past dark. It is the American Serengeti. Drive under the speed limit in the dark going back to your rig. It is the best thing you can do in Yellowstone without going into the backcountry.
ppine 08/31/22 09:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alaska - 2023

I spent a lot of time in Alaska but always got there by plane or ship. I like the idea of cutting across Canada to get to Alaska. If it were me I would go that way and get to Alaska first. In the North reservations are not really warranted because you can always boondock everywhere. I cannot imagine planning out a long trip ahead of time with reservations. The beauty of a long trip is that there are no time constraints. One of my favorite guidelines is "find a place you like, stay for around 3 days." You will have plenty of time to visit sites in the Lower 48 when you return. You have the rest of your life to revisit them. It is the time in Alaska and Canada that you may not get to again.
ppine 08/31/22 09:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars by 2035

Revise your five year plan every year.
ppine 08/24/22 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping Safety

Everyone is pissed off. A lot of people have a form of PTSD from Covid and politics. There is a lot more drug use, lots of alcoholism. Metal health treatment is still taboo in this country. This makes for a greater percentage of dangerous people. Sleeping in an RV adds a layer of protection not found in a tent or just rolling out in the sagebrush. I use caution is deciding where and how I am going to sleep. I like to meet my neighbors in a campground or out boondocking. I never sleep at rest areas or parking lots.
ppine 06/25/22 07:50am RV Lifestyle
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

I don't go as far, but I go just as often. More often even. I don't always take my trailer in good weather.
ppine 06/13/22 08:05am RV Lifestyle
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

You can drive all of the paved roads in the State easily in less than a week. There are so many places to camp it is hard to pick one. You will have a lot of daylight. It is easy, just get out and wander around. Plan to be self sufficient. Meet the people. I like road houses.
ppine 06/12/22 10:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: TC and MPG

Won't be much better especially in the wind. I have been driving a Ford 7.3 diesel for the last 20 years. I added an AFE air cleaner, 4 inch exhaust and an SCT tuner. Best mpg is 23.8 mpg.
ppine 06/12/22 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Decreasing supply of Diesel Fuel and DEF Fluid

Take shorter trips. Don't stop going out there.
ppine 05/29/22 02:08pm Coast to Coast
RE: 3.42 gears for TC

New diesels have a lot of power. The 3.42 is designed to match up with the 10 speed. You can haul 15,000 pounds easily.
ppine 05/26/22 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: I am the truck killer!

Good Fords from 2002 have no spark plugs. Try a different brand. Do more maintenance. Get serious about it. Have a skilled person watch how you drive. Hopefully these ideas will help your luck.
ppine 05/23/22 10:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Towing Recommendations

Two or three vehicles.
ppine 05/23/22 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Towing Recommendations

The safe bet is a 3/4 ton pick up. They don't cost much more than a 1/2 ton or SUV. I don't understand the resistance to buying one.
ppine 05/20/22 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yuma

Yuma is an interesting place. My time there was spent with people mostly over 80 having a great time. Luaus, two piece bathing suits, golf carts with flames and mag wheels. Not my scene, but people were having fun.
ppine 05/15/22 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dentist in Mexico

Lots of good dentists in Mexico and many other places. Go on vacation to a nice place and get your teeth fixed.
ppine 05/15/22 09:10am Snowbirds
RE: Travel Trailer Towing Recommendations

Retired, Your choices are a little light for your current trailer. They have shorter wheel bases. What happens if you get a slightly larger trailer or get off the main highways?
ppine 05/15/22 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Jersey to California

I made the same trip for the first time in 1969 from Maryland. Everything is brand new. You can't make a mistake and you can't see it all in 40 years. Relax and have a good time.
ppine 05/08/22 09:23am Roads and Routes
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