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RE: DIY folding table/bed under 30$

Excellent! Thanks for posting this.
profdant139 08/21/19 02:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Nevada Hwy 50

Tough bike ride east to west -- the wind usually comes from the west or southwest, if I recall correctly.
profdant139 08/20/19 09:36am Roads and Routes
RE: About that shortcut.....

Great ground clearance for that back bumper!
profdant139 08/20/19 09:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon - Bend to Eugene

There's some nice scenery on 126 near McKenzie Bridge -- this is Koosah Falls in late September: https://i.imgur.com/LXPMIOYl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
profdant139 08/17/19 08:28pm Roads and Routes
Hybrid teardrop

Not my cup of tea, but this fills a niche in the market! Coachmen
profdant139 08/17/19 10:01am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Leavenworth, WA recommendations?

We liked Icicle RV in Leavenworth. We were there in a heat wave, and it was nice to have lots of juice to run the air conditioning. I'm a dedicated boondocker, but there is a time and a place for hookups!!
profdant139 08/16/19 10:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Couple new to RV travel Trailer's looking for advice

I think that Lance trailers may fit the bill. Check out their website -- very informative. PS -- I do not own a Lance, but I have looked carefully at them.
profdant139 08/16/19 10:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Harbor Freight solar working great!!

Well done!! Lucky boys. Sounds like you are careful with juice -- if the battery is down to 12.5 after one night, you are probably a minimalist (like me). I bet you are not running the television much -- too much fun to be had outside!!
profdant139 08/16/19 10:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Uneasy in ShadowMtn NFS cg in the Tetons ?

Braces, we boondocked not far from Shadow Mtn and had no trouble at all. We've been boondocking all over the West for the last 14 years, at about 30 to 50 nights a year. No problems, ever. We have had a few problems in public campgrounds with big noisy families, especially in Calif. No crime -- just rudeness. My wife had the same concerns about security, at first. But then I reminded her that criminals are not crazy. They look for easy pickings in densely packed campgrounds, rather than prowling around the thinner pickings in the boonies. Having said all of that, I would be hesitant to boondock in a Walmart parking lot near a big city. Some folks do just that, with no problem. But I do not trust cities, since I live in one.
profdant139 08/16/19 10:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: California hwy 120 between 395 & 6

Wonderful road. I have had no problems towing my trailer both ways on that road. Take your time. The views are spectacular. No traffic. Wide open sky. The authentic Old West. (Can you tell I am stuck in town and wish I could be out in the Big Empty?)
profdant139 08/14/19 07:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rocky Mountains camping

I agree that the east side of RMNP in September is very crowded -- but you can find solitude on the trails. As much as I hate crowds, I am glad we visited RMNP in the fall, at least once in our lives: https://i.imgur.com/BqiFI1Ul.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
profdant139 08/12/19 09:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rocky Mountains camping

patperry, we discovered that there is great camping all over Colorado, with the possible exception of the part near Kansas (and even that part is nice, if you like wide open sky). The real issue is what sorts of activities do you like? Do you hike, mountain bike, or fish? Jeeping? Dirt bikes? Do you prefer boondocking or campgrounds? We've now spent two months in Colorado (two Septembers), and I can see that there is more to do than we could do in a lifetime.
profdant139 08/11/19 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Smoking GFCI outlet

Electricians call that "magic smoke." As in, "Oh, no, this device won't work any more because I accidentally released the magic smoke when I plugged it in." Brief article on magic smoke I wish I had a better answer for you.
profdant139 08/10/19 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Suggestions on single axle trailer and SUV tow vehicle

The biggest problem in Mexico is flats -- the roads can be rough and the potholes are sharp. Make sure you have excellent tires. Some folks say LT tires are tougher. I like the Endurance, a US made ST tire. Either way, when you see a sign that says TOPES, slow down right now. Please don't ask how I know this. Just so I can experience jealousy and envy, where in Mexico are you going? (I want to go back there but DW does not.)
profdant139 08/10/19 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: A/C on 116 volts?

LadyRVer, that was a clever tip about taking the fridge off-line if the voltage gets a little low. Thanks for posting that!
profdant139 08/09/19 07:16pm Tech Issues
RE: SoCal to North Central Washington: 395 or 95?

So far, no votes for 95?? Google says it's the fastest. Must also be the dullest, I guess? Keep those suggestions coming -- thanks!!
profdant139 08/09/19 03:49pm Roads and Routes
SoCal to North Central Washington: 395 or 95?

Hoping to head to the Washington Pass/Rainy Pass area, and then later to Marblemount and then Mt. Baker. I am tired of Interstate 5 -- crowded, hilly, and bad pavement. I asked Google Maps, and I expected it would give me "395 all the way" as an option. Instead, it took me up 95 to 84 and then north from there on 395, with mileage and elapsed time pretty close to what I-5 would have been. So that is my question -- for those who have travelled to and from Washington and Southern California, what is the best alternative to Interstate 5? I know it is going to be hot (this will be in late August, I hope). And yes, it is just desert most of the way. (I like the desert -- DW not so much.) . Two-lane roads are a plus -- yes, they are less safe than the freeway, but more interesting!! Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
profdant139 08/09/19 12:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yet another great mapping resource -- NFS topo PDFs

Ken, if you want to capture a topo using that Peakbagger app, I think you can take a screen shot and then save the image as a PDF.
profdant139 08/09/19 09:37am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Battery Storage Scenario

Is there a good reason not to use a trickle charger? Maybe I am missing something. I keep my batteries on one of those BatteryMinder Plus things -- supposedly, they pulse and keep the battery from sulphating. But I have also heard that this is a hoax and accomplishes nothing more than an ordinary trickle charger would do.
profdant139 08/08/19 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: Yet another great mapping resource -- NFS topo PDFs

Barry, have you been able to get Avenza to work with a computer, rather than a mobile device? I have not.
profdant139 08/08/19 09:56am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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