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RE: Flying J frustrations - Alternatives?

Look into the EFS fleet fuel card by TSD Logistics. You'll get a lot more than 6 cents per gallon discount at a lot more truck stops. Rob does the TSD card give discounts equal or better than nearby gas stations? truck stops are almost always significantly more expensive than nearby gas stations a mile or two up the road. I'll almost always skip the truck stop for the cheaper fuel. But also have a truck camper. I can pull in anywhere. never have to worry if I can fit through another station with a trailer.
NatParkJunkie 10/02/21 11:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

ok, I was confused at first. thought they were just sitting in their campers... it was a highway accident. link
NatParkJunkie 07/26/21 09:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Please Help 2006 mustang pop up

I replaced most of my outside door locks from the standard CH751 key to tubular locks for a little more security. but the Lock Picking Lawyer makes these locks easy to pick too. youtube
NatParkJunkie 07/26/21 09:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Dog fence when sitting outside camper with dog

.....screws into ground/attach leash og has free roam of CG site but not running loose *we used one for our 78# Border Collie/Lab. No! 4 nights ago, the neighbors in the next camp site over tethered their 80+ pounder on a spiral screw in stake in the ground. It charged me and my dog and popped the stake right out of the ground. It wasn't pretty.
NatParkJunkie 06/07/21 10:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Budget temp sensors (data storing)

here's what I use Govee Hygrometer Thermometer, Wireless Thermometer, Mini Bluetooth
NatParkJunkie 05/06/21 07:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Gros Veture Campground (or others) Grand Tetons NP

all the in park campgrounds are reservation only again this year. Keep checking, and you can eventually get lucky reserving some nights as people cancel and change their plans. I've been looking for the same trip for July. I was able to snag 4 nights in a couple different sites in Yellowstone. and just last week I got a reservation for 4 consecutive nights in Lizard Creek in Grand Teton. You just have to find an opening at the right time after someone cancels. I've seen more openings early in the morning, like 8-10 AM EST than afternoons/evenings.
NatParkJunkie 05/05/21 08:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bear Spray

you can also get a can of inert practice bear spray to learn how to use it without the pepper spray in the can. Just make sure you take the live one on your hike. :) inert bear spray
NatParkJunkie 04/06/21 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bear Spray

just in case you're flying, you can't take bear spray on a plane. they will pull it out of your checked bag too. Getting bear spray in or near the park is convenient, but they charge more for it too. I had better luck stopping at a walmart to get bear spray there. Now I always carry it in the camper, even not in bear country as some additional human deterrent if I ever need it.
NatParkJunkie 04/05/21 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

Following to see what others say as well. I've been planning on getting the Zoleo messenger as well when I get back on the road this summer. This past summer I got my ham radio license to give myself another option for emergency communications. ham radio operators have repeaters set up all over the country as well that you might have a chance of hitting where cell phones don't connect. I haven't done enough testing yet myself but I've read about ham operators reaching people 50 miles away, etc, with the right terrain. Getting your ham license takes a couple weeks of studying, and about $15 to take the test, and your license is good for 10 years.
NatParkJunkie 03/08/21 08:18pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Rebuild Website - Online soon - Input?

you might want to try out a wordpress blog site too. wordpress simplifies most of the html code behind the scenes. You can set it up with a blog format to make a blog post for new articles, and also to do static pages. Lots of built in features for photo galleries, tagging posts in categories and dates, letting people make comments on the bottom of the posts, etc. most web hosts have simple interfaces to set up the wordpress backend that your domain name will go directly to.
NatParkJunkie 03/03/21 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Wolverine Loop, Grand Staircase NM

I drove the Burr Trail a couple years ago with a 1 ton dually, arctic fox 990. I didn't have any trouble on the main trail. it was a beautiful drive! I don't know what the wolverine loop is specifically, but I did notice that some of the side spurs looked pretty sandy, and I wouldn't have taken my rig down them. some of the roads could still be pretty muddy in april. even if it sounds safe, they recommend checking in with the rangers for current road conditions before heading out.
NatParkJunkie 02/16/21 08:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck, and truck camper insurance questions.

It can be towed on the truck, but they need the right wrecker. They sent out 2 different trucks that couldn't do it before they finally sent this. Took all day to figure out a tow truck. The truck was less than a year old at that point, so I called Ram truck's roadside assistance to come come get it. Ended up the transmission failed and needed replaced. I also have AAA, haven't needed to call it for a tow with the camper on yet. My insurance agent didn't know quite what to make of vehicle insurance for my camper, they had to do some research and finally got a policy set up.
NatParkJunkie 01/09/21 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Boondocking Etiquette

second for a cheap tent. I keep it stored way in the back of my truck camper. If I want to "reserve" a legal campsite in a first come first serve campground or dispersed camping site, I will sometimes set up the tent in an obvious spot out in the open.
NatParkJunkie 12/30/20 05:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Parks And Places Online

I'm not passing any judgment. Just for their awareness, the following: RV COUPLE FINED $1000, THREATENED WITH ARREST FOR MAKING YOUTUBE VIDEO IN NATIONAL PARK Personally, I think the NPS rules are outdated. Their rules were designed for when Jeep wants to film a commercial driving the loop road through Arches national park, or Hollywood wants to film a movie inside a national park, etc. But they decided to make an example out of that youtube couple from the link.
NatParkJunkie 12/27/20 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

If what you want is something better than the typical box store walkie talkie programmed for GMRS or FRS channels there are a couple of options. Pick up a pair of Baofeng UV 5R 5W programmable units and a programming cable (ebay, amazon) and go to the chirp website to customize the radio. Many ham radio operators use these radios on ham channels as portable units, Then program the radios to use digital keying so you won't need squelch and program them for GMRS and FRS channels along with the 5 MURS channels. For a few more bucks you can get the rugged radios version of the same units that are much more robust, but more expensive. Rugged radios periodically puts their units on sale. Again, you'll need a programming cable and chirp website to program them. We've used baofeng and rugged radio units for year with good luck. Available as accessories for both are larger battery packs, along with a plug in car charger unit and longer whip antennas. Another licensed ham operator here. What you are recommending is not legal. some info on what you can do legally Or if you want to use the Baofeng UV5R, go get your ham operator license and be legal about it. It's not that hard, a couple weeks of studying and than you have to take a test. I took my test online over zoom over the summer during covid for $4, and I'm licensed for 10 years now to transmit legally. get ham operator license
NatParkJunkie 11/22/20 02:31pm Tech Issues
RE: security page.. new?

The obvious answer is that you must be a robot if you couldn't pass the robot test. :D
NatParkJunkie 11/09/20 08:30am Forum Posting Help and Support

or check out this thread.
NatParkJunkie 10/28/20 05:41pm Hybrid Travel Trailers

what's a hybrid camper. soft sided? Sometimes Glacier national park has restrictions on hard sided campers only due to bear activity. But I haven't seen that happen very frequently in Yellowstone. There's tent campers in all the campgrounds there. You might have to remove anything with smells from your camper and put in your car or bear boxes there.
NatParkJunkie 10/28/20 05:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: HappiJac camper jacks

the control board on my 2007 just died a few weeks ago as well. I had to get a new board and remote, and back in business now.
NatParkJunkie 10/19/20 06:50pm Truck Campers
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