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RE: Covid chores...check-off list

Topped off the battery water yesterday. It took about 1/4" (~1/2 cup h2o per cell) to set the level halfway between the top of the plates and the bottom of the fill tube. Another poster mentioned adjusting the brakes. Good idea. I think I'll add that to my "to do" list.
SteveAE 04/27/20 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: BLM land around Sedona Arizona?

Hi, There are tons of places. The Forest Service office in Sedona has a map that shows legal dispersion areas in the region. I think it is available on-line. The State Park in Cottonwood is nice if you are looking for more of formal campground experience (though it is probably closed right now). Have fun.
SteveAE 04/27/20 07:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling for Winter Sports

Why couldn't you just leave the trailer connected to your tow vehicle and park where you plan to recreate? This would give you a nice place to come back to for lunch (or dinner if you like moonlight snowshoeing). Overnight parking might be more of a challenge if you plan to recreate where overnight parking is prohibited. In those cases, perhaps look through these resources: Allstays, Ultimate Campgrounds, Hipcamp, Boondockers Welcome. Have fun.
SteveAE 03/29/20 09:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Water system for boondocking

Or there is always the caveman way -- fill your five gallon jug at a faucet, lug it back to your campsite, and dump it into the fill spout using a funnel. Lots of great exercise, no need for electricity or equipment. Fast, too! X2 with the exception that I use two 3 gallon containers.
SteveAE 02/29/20 09:17am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Detailed BLM maps of Utah -- problem solved --see below

I frequently use CalTopo.
SteveAE 01/25/20 02:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: RV Places In Monterrey Bay California

If your rig isn't too big (I believe ~21' max), Veterans Memorial Park is nice. The sites are big enough, but the access road is narrow, steep and winding, hence the size limit.
SteveAE 01/18/20 10:27am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: downsizing for the winter

We also prefer to travel around to different places for about three months at a time. We generally look for boondocking sites where we then hike, bike, boat, and relax for a few days before moving on. Our bumper pull trailer is 22' long and we find it just about the right size for our lifestyle. Yes, it gets tight in extended weather events, but we can always change our location if it goes on too long. It's probably too big about 10% of the time. Took a look at the floor plan for the trailer you are considering and the only concern I have is that, when sitting on the couch, you have your backs to the only real window. Where a dinette (with improved cushions) allows both people to look out the window. And a horseshoe shaped dinette allows two people to lounge (heads by the window and feet hanging into the walkway)....with a dog between them:)
SteveAE 01/10/20 08:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Puppy Teething: Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde

The reason we chose the breeder we got Augie from, is that she and her family spend a LOT of time doing psychological things with the puppies to make them calm, trusting, and unafraid, and I can certainly see that in Augie (I was SO grateful to see him run up to the TV and happily watch fireworks!) so I don't think he has fear issues? Exercise? We are blessed to have a massive dog park nearby - today Augie played with a labradoodle a few months older than him; and yes, 10 minutes romping with a dog friend is a LOT more effective than Ed and I simply walking him.....LOL! So for everyone's sanity (especially our little 20-lb Ben the Aussiedoodle) - going to the park is a daily routine. I've owned Aussies for 40-some years. I'm used to their quirks (and the challenge of staying one step ahead of them....LOL!) but had never encountered such a huge change in attitude over the course of just a few days. Sounds like Pawz4me has seen this before so you must have it pegged. I agree with you that choosing a good breeder is very important (Nature vs. Nurture). If you feel like giving your pup a, slightly older, red-tri "girl friend", take a drive out to sunny (I hope) Southern Arizona. We plan to spend the winter circling the southern part of the state, camping, bird watching, hiking/backpacking, and packrafting.
SteveAE 12/22/19 04:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Puppy Teething: Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde

Deb and Ed M, Greetings from a fellow Aussie pup owner (our's is about one month older than your's). I thought that i would reply with our experiences. Puppies, when awake, do have to pee quite frequently (like every half hour). Only when asleep can they "hold it". At about 5 months of age, we noticed significantly longer pee's (signifying more complete emptying of the bladder). The diaharaha could be the grains. Our prior Aussie had the same problem until we switched to a "quality" grain free food. It was a joy (to us) when the puppy canines (sharp needles) fell out. But we didn't notice any change in her temperament when this happened. Of course all pups are different. Perhaps part of what you were seeing was a fear stage. "Usually" there are two such periods in a pup's life, one at ~2 months and a second at ~9 months of age. The timing is a bit off, but maybe???? Aussies want to please their owners. But being a working bread, they also need tons of exercise (both physical and mental), least they turn that energy into more destructive behavior. In our experience (four Aussies over the past ~40 years), a well exercised Aussie is a happy Aussie. Besides regular walks and playing with other dogs (also very important), you might consider agility (when he gets a bit older), nose work, rally, etc. to keep his mind busy. You might also wish to consider once a week doggie-day-care for 6 months or so to help with dog socialization. Of course, regular human socialization time is also important. I suspect you'll wind up with a great dog, it just takes time and lots (and lots) of patience.
SteveAE 12/22/19 09:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: Route suggestions please!

Hi, You might want to consider getting some of these e-books. I suspect they'll help quite a bit with your travel planning. We were at Organ Pipe Cactus in 2018. Soooo many boarder patrol agents, it's probably safer than most cities in the country. Have fun.
SteveAE 10/28/19 06:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Southern Utah in late June?

X2 on what BarryG20 said. Another area to consider down there, that time of year, might be Cedar Mesa. It isn't a place to just drive through (you'll be sorely disappointed), but rather it's a great place to hike to see ruins. If it was me, I would save S. Utah for a trip all on it's own. Two months there might, just might, give you a great introduction to that country.....especially if you like to hike. Have fun.
SteveAE 09/16/19 06:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Parking at Hovenweep National Monument

As has been said, it isn't a very busy place and there is plenty of room to turn around. Not all the campground sites are appropriate for larger RV's, but there are a few. In the unlikely event you didn't get a site large enough for your rig, you could just park at the visitor center or along the road. Great, quiet, place to spend a couple days. Have fun.
SteveAE 09/12/19 08:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Which Oregon Highway?

97 is probably faster and busier. Along 97 you can stop at Shanko (an fun, old, town to long as they haven't "rolled up the sidewalks" for the year yet). 197 has a fairly steep grade dropping down to the Deschutes River and then back up the other side. But, if you wanted to explore the Deschutes river (go rafting, drive down to Shears Falls, check out the White River, etc), then that would be the way to go. If you truly had a day to burn then I would suggest 97 to Shanko, then backtrack the few miles back to 197 and go that route north. Enjoy the journey.
SteveAE 09/10/19 06:02pm Roads and Routes
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