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RE: Rio Grande Village RV Campground in Big Bend NP

fitnj- Are you describing Study Butte rather than Terlingua?
DougE 01/13/20 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: El Paso Wally docking

I typically stay at the KOA on the west side of Las Cruces when traveling through there. For free, maybe the truck stops at the Texas/New Mexico line are an option. I worked in El Paso for two years and wouldn't consider overnighting in any shopping centers, Walmart or otherwise.
DougE 01/07/20 02:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stinger hitch too long, want to shorten it

Structurally, pigman1, is essentially correct.
DougE 01/07/20 08:17am Dinghy Towing
RE: Big Bend National Park

Four campgrounds in the park: Cottonwood Campground: Water points, pit toilets. Rio Grande Campground: Water points, flush toilets. Chisos Basin Campground: Water points, flush toilets. Rio Grande Village RV Campground: Full hookups. Just google big bend camping.
DougE 01/03/20 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: senior pass

Yes, us old farts are getting in at free or reduced rates depending on which card we have and even getting a break on camping fees, but it's like going to the movies - we're spending tons of money in the parks on other things.
DougE 12/07/19 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: 4-Corners

It's kind of one of those things you should do once. Eat some fry bread, buy a trinket or two. Then you can check it off your experience list.
DougE 12/03/19 08:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Dealing with pet passing while on the road

A local vet office will be able to advise you on local options.
DougE 12/02/19 02:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Space Heater

If you're a subscriber of KISS, this basic heater from Walmart is hard to beat. I have several.
DougE 11/14/19 03:15pm Travel Trailers
Cat Shelter

I had a couple of feral kittens show up in my yard. I've been feeding them regularly but they won't let me handle them. Our city has a "cat coalition" that will fix them but can't find enough homes for them so I'll have to take them back. Before I can get to that point they need winter shelter (not too bad here in Texas). I put together a shelter based on a 70 quart Coleman cooler. I cut a hole in one end and put in straw for bedding. Cats aren't too fond of being trapped in a space so I added a cat flap near the other end. It looses some insulation value but I think it works for the cats otherwise.
DougE 11/03/19 12:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Best way to repair crack in aluminum siding?

A fiberglass patch is transparent and viturally unnoticeable.
DougE 10/26/19 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: Big Bend Hwy 118 or 385

Both good roads. Some curves. Some hills. Wouldn't let the road enter into the decision. Both roads have a Border Patrol checkpoint on the northbound lane.
DougE 09/21/19 10:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Texas

Underappreciated is Big Bend National Park in West Texas. There are about 150 miles of paved roads within the park. Lots of elevation changes. Lots of curves, including switchbacks. Mountain roads, desert roads and Rio Grande River access points. Plenty of pulloffs. Just avoid Easter week. That's their peak camping event requiring use of overflow areas. Before Easter you'll probably catch the lupins blooming (2' tall bluebonnets).
DougE 09/18/19 08:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toad Hitch and wirig Installation

Go to Home Depot and get this magnetic trailer light kit. This will get you to your destination and you can get your issue fixed without being in crisis mode.
DougE 09/06/19 08:11am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Winter Route to South Texas

Definitely avoid I35 between Dallas/Ft Worth and San Antonio. Traffic delays can be unbelievable. US281 is a good route anywhere you can access it. The western route will be much more interesting.
DougE 09/03/19 08:37am Roads and Routes
RE: PC matic

I used it for quite a while and have had good results. I've only had one aberant website pop up that I had to do a maintenance scan to eliminate. If someone knows better, correct me. I think they have a list of "good" executible files and what their byte count should be. If it's not on the list and had the correct count, it doesn't let it run.
DougE 08/27/19 09:11am Technology Corner
RE: Trip Planner

Interesting, but starts at $17/year. Could be worth it for some travelers.
DougE 08/17/19 09:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Trip Planner

Yes, I know several trip planners that let you add in stops along the way to your destination, but you have to set the visit sequence yourself. What I am hoping for is a trip planner that will let you put in a start point, an end point and various points of interest you would like to visit along the way. I would like a program that picks the order in which those intermediate points would be visited. (I"ve heard the delivery companies have this capability along with chosing a route that maximizes right hand turns to minimize traffic delays).
DougE 08/16/19 03:07pm Roads and Routes
Trip Planner

Saw the TV spot on taking grandma to all the national parks. Curious - Is there a trip planner that will allow you to put in all the points of interest you want to visit that will then figure the best route and sequence to follow after you set the start and finish points?
DougE 08/16/19 08:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Jeep Death wobble

Historically death wobble on multiple brands has been lack of caster. Yes, tightening up clearances with new parts helps as does a steering damper (which just tries to control the wobble) but, in general, solid front axles require 5 to 7 degrees of caster.
DougE 08/13/19 09:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: Traveling From Kingman, az to near San Antonio, tx

This would make and interesting "poll" question!
DougE 08/05/19 03:16pm Roads and Routes
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