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RE: 2020 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar

My TC's on the cover!!!Congratulations! Great picture. Is that museum worth visiting? When I drove past last year, it was after dark and the museum was closed. I drove through the area again last week during the day and was able to stop at the museum. It was only $5 entry. The museum wasn't bad. I was fighting rough wind driving across Oklahoma all day, and I welcomed the break to see something for awhile and take a break from driving. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to specifically visit the museum, but if you're going to be driving across I-40, it's probably worth a stop for an hour for a break while driving. The sign looks way cooler lit up with the neon lights after dark.
NatParkJunkie 01/04/20 11:42pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar

My TC's on the cover!!!
NatParkJunkie 12/31/19 08:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone going to Quartzite

I'll be there in Feb for the Truck Camper magazine rally. Planning on being more over near Phoenix or Tucson in Jan.
NatParkJunkie 11/21/19 08:52pm Truck Campers
RE: height? / good wide folding stool for pop up truck camper

I use this. Harbor Freight frequently has a coupon for it too https://www.harborfreight.com/step-stool-working-platform-66911.html
NatParkJunkie 11/21/19 08:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Find any place on the planet without an address

There, Their, They're
NatParkJunkie 10/29/19 09:24pm Technology Corner
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

most people on the forums here probably wouldn't agree with me, but you might want to check out truck campers. As a solo traveler, I find my truck camper very easy to handle. 9 times out of 10, I don't even think about where I'm going to go with the camper. You can get a lot further off the beaten path than any other type of rig. If I do end up somewhere that I can't continue on, it's never been a problem to back up and turn around. Never need to plan ahead to pull into any gas station, never had a problem fitting into any campground site (except for height if there were low branches in a tent site). If I'm traveling between destinations and see something cool, just pull right on over to check it out like in a car. Truck campers are a lot tighter on space, and you would likely need a truck upgrade to haul it safely. My 4,500-ish pound Arctic fox needs a 3500 dually to handle the weight. Occasionally I start to get a little cabin fever due to the small interior space, but hey my living room is a huge expansive public lands outdoors instead! As you're traveling, don't limit yourself only to national parks.....There's tons of awesome national monuments and state parks. As well as tons of BLM land out west with free boondocking camping opportunities. I do spend time camping in national park campgrounds, but the costs can start to add up after awhile. Plus, when I'm camping, I'd much rather enjoy nature with no nearby neighbors (and frequently no visible neighbors), instead of being packed into a public campground with random neighbors all the time. update: I've visited 30 national parks and 69 national monuments/preserves/military parks, etc. 99/419. Not all with my truck camper, like the last park I visited: Dry Tortugas. An amazing place, that you can only reach by boat or sea plane. I tent camped 2 nights on the beach under the stars there!
NatParkJunkie 10/29/19 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

like others said, wait until black Friday/cyber Monday and get an amazon firestick. They'll likely be 1/2 price then.
NatParkJunkie 10/29/19 08:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

time2retire What part of western PA? I'm in the Pittsburgh suburbs. No there's not a lot of truck campers around this area, but there are some. People very frequently stop me to ask questions about my TC when they see me out or camping in one because people don't see them very frequently. I think part of it too is that the appeal of truck campers is getting off the beaten path, BLM land, forest roads, etc. Those are a lot more far an inbetween on the east coast. But the TC matches my travel style for portability much better than other types of RVs. There's a couple dealers in the larger region around Pittsburgh. OERV in West Virginia clickyclicky Kamper City in Akron clickyclicky And Mike Jones Motors near Cincinatti. clickyclicky I bought my used TC from Mike Jones, and have been very happy with it and my experience with them.
NatParkJunkie 10/28/19 08:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Smoke Detectors

If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can enable a feature called Alexa Guard. The device will listen for breaking glass and smoke detector alarms. If it hears either, it will send a push notification to your phone to let you know. I played a breaking glass sound effect and pushed the smoke detector test button to try it out. It notifies your phone, and lets you listen in to hear what's happening in your house. Obviously not the same as a full security system. But a cheap way to let you know that something might be going on.
NatParkJunkie 10/23/19 09:29pm Snowbirds
RE: nothing seems to be open in pa and Ohio

https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/ https://ohiostateparks.reserveamerica.com/
NatParkJunkie 07/10/19 09:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: nothing seems to be open in pa and Ohio

I found 10 state parks in Ohio and 8 state parks in PA that have reservable sites for this weekend that are pet friendly and have AC.
NatParkJunkie 07/10/19 07:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-70 west

I drove 70 from AZ back to PA in April. I said the same thing I-70 through Indiana was the WORST highway I've been on in a long time. And I was on a lot of rough desert BLM roads in AZ for the winter.
NatParkJunkie 06/28/19 09:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Craggy Wash B LM near Lake Havasu City AZ

Don't let Craggy Wash sour using BLM land for you. I just finished a 4 month trip staying on BLM land, state parks, national monuments, national parks, etc. including a few days at Craggy Wash. There's a lot of fantastic free dispersed camping on BLM land out there in the country with wide open vistas an no nearby neighbors. I don't know how far in you went, but I drove half way up the hill to the top away from everyone, and didn't have a bad experience there. There were some nice spots at the top of the hill too. I liked a lot of other BLM areas better, and probably wouldn't go back here though. I actually wished I had stopped around Parker instead because the rock canyon was so much cooler to me than Lake Havatsu area. I'm certainly not trying to defend that guy's behavior, but I remember it being pretty dusty there. Maybe your rig kicked up a ton of dust that he and his dog had to walk through? and he was trying to convey his displeasure in one gesture? When there's people near the road, I always tried to slow down even more and check the dust cloud behind me to try to minimise it as much as I could to be considerate to them. (Hopefully the guy you referred to wasn't me either! I walked my dog up and down the hill there.)
NatParkJunkie 04/23/19 08:23am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Ft. Worth to Niagara Falls (Road Trip, No Trailer)

+1 for the Air Force plane museum in Dayton. as well as Watkins Glen state park in NY. There's also Falling Water, an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright house near Pittsburgh. Depending on how far east you want to go, there's all the Smithsonian museums and national monuments in DC.
NatParkJunkie 02/13/19 09:48pm Roads and Routes
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