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RE: I'm going camping.

I wonder where those "snowbirds" can go? I have seen hundreds of them boondocking in Lake Mead area. Park gave them note to leave last week. .... What % of them might be Utah residents?
Kayteg1 03/29/20 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

I don't want to be the guy who checks IDs to make sure the RV is from the same county. He better make glass shield in front of his booth and have good anti anxiety training. The rules sound like potential for class action suit.
Kayteg1 03/29/20 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

Welcome. If you started with a 37 foot trailer, 5 years from now the wife will want a 42 foot 5th wheel. So just go and buy a F- 350 dually.:) Such truth, although I talk my DW into moving from 40' conversion to 12" Truck Camper. City helped me quite a bit as they would not allow parking the bus on our property, when TC passed the inspection. Pickups generally are lousy Tow Vehicles due to long overhang and it is long rear overhang who amplifies the tail swag and I doubt you can pull your TT without WD and anti-sway bars. So going for short bed, or big SUV might give you better choice. In the past I used Mercedes ML as TV for my 25' TT and I was beating Hondas on freeways. Never had to use any bars, but if you look on side picture of ML - its rear overhang is as short as on tow trucks.
Kayteg1 03/29/20 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Shower valves upgrade PICTORIAL

So my Sprinter projects is coming to finishing part and as much as I love the thermostatic faucet, it is no longer available(Duda still has it but for inflated price) Thermostat is especially important in new conversion as I plan to use alternator power to heat the water for night showers. Meaning W/H is set to high temperature and scalding might become a problem. So changed my design and used under the sink thermostat to use with factory faucet. So hot water coming under the sink is mixed to preset temperature before reaching faucet hot side. Having kitchen sink behind shower, I made reduced temperature pipe going to it as well. the design looks like a maze, but it should work and the thermostats cost in the range of $29, so no big expense needed. Thinking about it, I could install the thermostat right behind W/H, but I like the convenience of adjusting knob under the sink. "border=0" For Full-Size Image. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
Kayteg1 03/29/20 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: I'm going camping.

All Nevada campgrounds are closed, including Valley of Fire what I had in my spring plans. Forecast says we should have 80F this week. Enjoy when you can.
Kayteg1 03/29/20 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

Is that how other side of the camper looks like? width=600 When we might have different favorite spots for camping, for me main advantage of RV camping is travel to different zones. Years ago we've been camping mostly in Sierra. AC and generators were dead weight as we swim thru the day and spend evenings at campfires. Now we mostly camp in AZ and at RV park in Phoenix I have seen 5-ers and motorhomes who not only had roof AC, but also addition of window ACs. Seem the most convenient spot for adding is slide side windows. Just don't try to move the slide before AC removal. Now how about this unit? width=500
Kayteg1 03/28/20 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

I don't spend all day in my camper. I only use the AC to cool the camper down when I return from the day's adventures. How do you enjoy camping if you're inside all day??. SATELLITE DISH AND BIG SCREEN 30+ years of RVing and I never had working TV in any of them.
Kayteg1 03/28/20 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

Other option I am thinking for my conversion is U-shape AC. They seem to be easier available lately and prices go down. You can carry it inside and set in the window when needed. For cold month - you just leave it at home. Roof units on RV are noisy becouse they have to suck and blow all via 14" hole, what require high air speed. I have factory roof AC on my Sprinter van, who has much bigger hole connecting to the interior and with several smaller outlets it is much quieter. But in reality no AC is going to be quiet and the "white noise" they make covers campground & generators noise. Truckers sleep with their huge engines running and they can't even sleep when it is quiet.
Kayteg1 03/27/20 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance Recommendation?

Don't feel the internet survey. I did and was getting 20 junk emails daily for months. For me Geico beats all other quotes hands down, but than in California AAA was the best. Geico is giving you instant quotes on their site and no junk.
Kayteg1 03/27/20 09:11am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Glowsteps questions

Glow steps brainstorming thread. I put friction tape on our steps, but that mostly for dogs as having ladder to grab going down, we feel safe with the latest design. But we seldom camp in areas where is raining, so wet steps don't happen to us. On the other hand we have narrower steps as, when wider, more comfortable are available.
Kayteg1 03/26/20 06:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Cleaning NL (fiberglass) shell

I've been using Formula 303 since the time when they had single formula for everything. All my fiberglass RV got treatments, when my boat was sprayed whole from bimini top to trailer tires. Also good water repellent on windshields. Main advantage "spray on, wipe off NO CLEANING NECESSARY" and it is actually pretty good cleaner. Not for mildew though. This product will wear when driving in the rain, but Walmart had good deal on 1 gallon bottles ordered on the net. With few minutes for application, why not? width=500
Kayteg1 03/26/20 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

I always admire people taking hobbies and now is better time than ever to do projects at home. Still the "free" can be interpret different ways in such situation. The "seller" would have to spend nice money to have the camper hauled away. No jacks? PM me if you need them.
Kayteg1 03/26/20 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Mysterious leak

Is it black ABS pipe? Those use thinner-based glues, meaning the glue is actually melting original material (just like steel welding). Meaning you can file V-grove in the crack and with few application with dry time between- rebuild the fitting.
Kayteg1 03/25/20 07:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Install new cab over curtain in a Bigfoot TC, HOW?

It must be outside shell that is fiberglass. You have to have insulation and than interior paneling. As far as I know there are no standards nor codes how to build TC, but I would expect at least 1.5" roof thickness.
Kayteg1 03/25/20 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Install new cab over curtain in a Bigfoot TC, HOW?

Both my campers had factory curtains. They also had furnace ducting in cabover area. Having hookups, I was plugging in miniature Zen heater there. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
Kayteg1 03/25/20 09:06am Truck Campers
RE: Interesting times to be shopping for my new truck camper

You brought interesting point. What is going to happen to campers who will be "upside down" on loan and buyer will stop paying? Banks will have to lose more money by repossession, than it would cost them just forget the debt. Back after 2008 banks would let the the people to live in the houses for years, before they would foreclosure. Las Vegas still have lot of vacant houses and abounded projects. .... 12 years after last recession. Legends say that it is government (taxpayers) who still pay for upkeep those houses as bank are not allowed to dump them and crash the RE market. I don't think it's cheaper just to let the person keep the RV. Far from it. They would much rather repossess it and sell it to somebody else. Anything is better than nothing. I heard about such procedure when it comes to houses. Actually know personally a sample when at beginning of 2008 recession, with 3 missed payments BOA foreclosed on $230,000 loan to auction the house at $101,000. But rumors say that banks are insured, meaning taxpayers cover the difference. Don't think that will happen with repo on camper. Bottom line, with so many variables nobody is going to tell what will happen in 2 or 5 years. Meaning if you are on camper market and find 1 with good discount, don't hesitate to get it.
Kayteg1 03/24/20 09:55pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

For the record, I wasn’t sorta right. It’s clearly 40 sq miles. It’s not a 3 mile circle, and it’s not a circle at all. But, I’ll still wondering why you brought up Paris. You surely have some point, but I don’t know what it is. Your math sucks. Circle, or oval, 3 or 3.5 dia will never make 40 sq. I spend some time in Paris years ago and it was quite a shock comparing to California where I used to live at the time. I rented Ford Focus in Paris and entering some streets was ready to fold side mirrors. I visited several countries in Europe, where density is pretty high, yet Paris sure left big impression. More recent comparison - San Francisco area, where I used to live has ca 10 millions people. Whole Nevada has 3 millions. You see how differently the 6 ft social spacing can work in those areas? NY is probably top density in US, but I spend only 1 day in this city.
Kayteg1 03/24/20 07:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Paris population is just over 2 million, but it’s 40 square miles not a 3 mile circle. .. Amazing that in cyber and google era people will still post such nonsense without spending 15 seconds on checking. Map has scale at the bottom. OK, maybe it is 3.5 miles circle.
Kayteg1 03/24/20 02:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

It is hard to imagine city density if you don't see it. Paris is a city fitting in about 3 miles circle. Population over 2 millions. Lot of apartment houses have shared bathrooms on hallways.
Kayteg1 03/24/20 10:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

I wonder what is advantage of taking sick people to hospital instead of having them fight the virus at their homes? Testing and hospitalisation only increase the risk of virus spread. I prize Nevada governor who learn from other states mistakes and locked the state down with only few sick persons. If statistics are right, in last 3 days the confirmed cases rose only by 25%, what most likely are the people who got sick before lockdown. Than again, if 78F killing the virus is correct - we are only days away from nature helping us.
Kayteg1 03/23/20 07:43pm Around the Campfire
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