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Posted: 06/14/09 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

51hogtied wrote:

Sleepy, I marvel that you've boondocked that many nights. I'd like to learn your techniques about finding a place to park the TC for the night. Do you do any preparation plans in advance for the nights location? Or do you just drive until you find a good spot for the night. I've always been the one who needs to know well in advance where I'm going to stop. I'd like to be able to get out of that mode and just "wing" it but I have a bit of uneasiness doing that. What can you suggest, what are your basic tips for finding a place to boondock? What goes through your head, what's your thought process/plan 12-24 hours before you stop for that night? What if you can't find a good location? etc. Thanks.


Since your question doesn't fit my thread I've started another thread for you... hope it helps.


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Posted: 06/15/09 12:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd hoped to catch the odometer at 50,000 miles... missed it.

Averaging 15.2 mpg for 51,000 miles is OK with me... Our truck is a crew cab 1 ton 4X$ carrying a 11'11" truck camper... gvw = 13,700 pounds. At least we'll know how much fuel will cost for our trip back to TN in August.


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Posted: 06/18/09 12:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been in the gold fields of El Dorado for a couple of days... we struck gold ... gold medal cooking by Reddog1's wife that is.

The mountains further east are still covered with snow and ice.

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Posted: 06/18/09 12:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even campground hosts at Cochese's Last stronghold have birthdays... we had a BD breakfast for him... we were in the boonies... Mrs Beddows had a birthday card for Budster... written in spanish.

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It's time to add some pictures... New Orleans in early March as we searched for warm weather.

First thing... we drove up and down every street in the French Quarter... with the truck camper on of course.

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Then the Garden District:

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The St Charles street car line
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California camper... doing a little "parking" like us... we never saw the people.
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Evidence of Mardi Gras was everywhere...
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After eating at Copelands on St Charles we headed south into the bayou... first we had to cross a very narrow and extremely high bridge: we could only get the end in the picture... it felt like it was 5 miles long.

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We passed a Katrena campground
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We slept in a WalMart on US 98.. then drove on to a legiondary place
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and ended the tour of the factory with two of my favoerite hotties
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While in the bayou we had to cross a lift bridge... we fit

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We stopped in Henderson, Louisana at a resturant named Pat's... directly on the Bayou... just a couple of miles from I-10 if you prefer. The cajun food was fantastic... the cajun dialect was music to our ears. The resturant along with the dance and bar areas will seat about 800.
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While we were eating, manager/owner Harvey was checking out our camper. He spotted our Tennessee tags and came to the table wanting to talk about the camper and the east TN mountains... his favorite.

he twisted our arms and got us to use his extension cord to plug the camper up to for a few days... right out front. Sometimes if you aren't in too big a hurry the boondocking will come to you!


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Are we lucky or what... now he's visiting us in Tn this fall.

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Chet

You and your lovely bride are just having to much fun.
Keep the pictures coming.Wish we were out there with you but family difficulties keep us close to the house for now.


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Posted: 06/20/09 04:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is the low oil pressure normal ?

sleepy wrote:

I'd hoped to catch the odometer at 50,000 miles... missed it.

Averaging 15.2 mpg for 51,000 miles is OK with me... Our truck is a crew cab 1 ton 4X$ carrying a 11'11" truck camper... gvw = 13,700 pounds. At least we'll know how much fuel will cost for our trip back to TN in August.


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