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RE: toilet bowl water

I never let the bowl go dry...... with water always in it my seals never get dry, which maintains their ability to seal. Agree. Especially when winterizing. I always put pink in the bowl to keep the seals wet, and lubed Strange that this works for seals but not for dolphins... :D
rexlion 04/19/21 10:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailering

I could say that the OP's post is of little value to me, and I could question why he posted it, ;) but I realize that it was important enough to him to make the post and that makes it worthwhile. Who knows, there might even be a couple other people who find value in it. It's all good. I know for sure that I value the opportunity to make posts with my feelings or questions, and I'm glad that others have the same opportunity.
rexlion 04/19/21 10:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reservations at Zion - South Campground

That's great news! Have a nice time there. For me, my favorite memories of Zion are hiking the Narrows (must start early in morning to beat the worst of the crowds) and coasting my bike nearly the entire way back to the CG (the shuttle buses can carry bikes in front).
rexlion 04/18/21 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: South Lake Michigan

I have to admit, though, that this might be a crummy time to visit Michigan. Their Covid restrictions have been extended for 6 more months. We didn't go last summer (obviously) and I don't expect we'll go there this summer, either. Looking to head northwesterly instead and find some quiet, lonesome spots in the mountains.
rexlion 04/18/21 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cybertruck has a yoke

Looks like a DeLorean had intimate relations with a Mars rover, and this is the offspring. ;) It has a fascia that only a Musk could love.
rexlion 04/16/21 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Black tank leaked. What to do?

If it's not rotted, no big deal. It shouldn't get worse unless you were to get it wet again for quite a while, and it sounds like you are eliminating (pun intended) that situation from happening.
rexlion 04/13/21 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: What must we do in Colorado?

2. Upper Arkansas River Valley Leadville/Buena Vista/Salida ...Out of Nathrop, take the road up Chalk Creek to St. Elmo, a well preserved ghost town. We'll park there and ride our bikes up to Hancock along the old railroad grade (dirt). From there, we'll take the trail out about 3 miles to the east portal of the Alpine Tunnel (collapsed). If you don't mountain bike, drive up to the trail head and hike out to the tunnel. Several side roads to explore with 4x4 off this road. At Romley, turn left and go up past some old mining ruins... About 3 years ago I drove Road 295 to the trailhead and rode (or should I say 'abused'?) my Trek Pure Sport (a crank-forward comfort bike) up that Alpine Tunnel trail. Yeow, I can't believe I did that! With all the tree roots across the trail, plus rocks and puddles, I still wonder how I didn't bend a rim or two. But it certainly was fun coasting down instead of walking. Beautiful views along there, too. Definitely worth the visit. But I should have had a proper mountain bike.
rexlion 04/11/21 06:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What must we do in Colorado?

If you're getting CO fishing licenses, have you thought about boondocking at one or more of the state wildlife areas? Free camping and maybe a short stroll to the water. If you get around Pagosa Springs, head up the road toward Wolf Creek Pass and stop at Treasure Falls. Then a couple hundred yards north of that, the overlook gives a fabulous view of the valley below. Back south a bit, you can drive past the East Fork NF CG and follow the dirt road with your Jeep to Silver Falls, it's a pretty drive and a nice waterfall. Oh, and near the top of Wolf Creek Pass there's a road to the west that takes you up to the top and another great view all around. You could probably get hookup campsites in Pagosa and lounge in the hot spring waters while there.
rexlion 04/10/21 03:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bear Spray

I have a can of UDAP bear spray. Thankfully I have not had an occasion to test it on a bear. I should mention that it says to avoid storing it in temps above 120 degrees or in a hot vehicle or direct sunlight. I suspect other brands might have similar cautions. If exposed to too high a temp, the can might discharge spontaneously. Imagine trying to camp in an RV that stinks of bear spray! So I store my can in a fridge or cooler when traveling.
rexlion 04/05/21 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many TT are 7' wide?

Plenty of slimmer TTs being made. They are the lighter weight, shorter TTs though. KZ's Sportsmen Classic series, for example, are 7' wide. Forest River Ibex has some 7'4" models. Coachmen Apex Nano models are 7'6". Scamp and Casita are 6'8" wide. That's just a small sampling.
rexlion 04/05/21 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Trying to decide on whether or not to purchase-DECISION

Primo destinations, such as popular state and national parks, will be hard to get into. Other places should still be reasonably okay.... that's my guess. The pet dilemma might be a more formidable barrier for you, from the sound of it.
rexlion 04/04/21 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Reservation Entry RMNP 2021

Thanks for mentioning that, good to know.
rexlion 03/31/21 03:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: More Pet Food Recalls

I'm gonna insist to my wife that she stop feeding me that stuff. ;)
rexlion 03/30/21 09:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Best TT in the western parks?

A fancy new trailer sounds fun. But the family memories of sightseeing, trail hiking, and camping together will be much the same with the old trailer as with a new one. When you say "expandable," do you now have a popup or is it a hybrid (tent ends but otherwise hard-sided)? What is its length? Although tent material knocks a few campgrounds off the list due to bear-related prohibitions, the vast majority of locations would still be possibilities to you. Keep in mind that a new TT will be off-gassing for the first 6 months or so, and these chemicals can make some people's eyes water. If you're buying used, this won't be an issue... but then you'd need to be eagle-eyed when inspecting for possible water damage. My guess is that prices will still be high all this year, but by 2022 we may start to see some changes as new RVers decide to move on to some new, more exciting hobby.
rexlion 03/28/21 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two Easy Questions (hopefully!)

Different mfrs might make slides somewhat differently, but I'd try it at home a few times; if all seems okay, you're probably good to go. Actually, my easy solution would be to remove the bathroom door and add a curtain. But that won't work for every couple or family.
rexlion 03/28/21 12:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Unique Situation. What’s My Best Truck Option?

It works. I invest in myself with a lot of tasty food, and my investment mostly comes out the end. ;)
rexlion 03/26/21 05:58pm Truck Campers
RE: A useful tip for using the BLM interactive maps

I will have to give that a try! :)
rexlion 03/26/21 05:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Einstein's Fridge

No doubt about it, this is one cool subject. ;)
rexlion 03/24/21 08:02pm Tech Issues
RE: driving from Ouray to Canyonlands NP

That drive has some beautiful scenery, because you descend to the San Miguel River and then climb up past layers of sandstone to reach a pastoral plateau with grassy land and grazing cattle.
rexlion 03/24/21 07:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

Before I clicked on this, I thought for sure the dealer would turn out to be a Camping World. Surprise, it isn't! There are supply problems for some parts these days, but who knows. You should definitely call the dealer. If you don't like their reason for not getting it done, tell them you're coming to pick it up in X number of days, whether it's fixed or not. They can't make money on work not done.
rexlion 03/24/21 07:50pm General RVing Issues
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