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RE: Malheur/Burns Oregon in May to see the birds

Take a look at the "seasons of wildlife" section of Malheur NWR's web site before you lock in your travel dates. Will the kind of birds you want to see be there at the time you want? https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Malheur/seasons_of_wildlife/ There is some RV parking on the refuge at the field station. I have not stayed there. https://malheurfieldstation.org/lodging I drove half of the auto tour and then went south, camped at the BLM Page Springs camp, drove the Steens Mountain loop (all day drive), and camped another night at Page Springs. July, 2019. Fabulous trip, but I don't remember many birds. I was looking for flowers and spectacular scenery and definitely got what I wanted.
Tiger4x4RV 01/02/22 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Windsurfers - what's your configuration? Best class c?

Maybe take a look at the Coachmen Cross Trail. Fairly new model, so may not be available used. Big garage under the bed, maybe large enough for a windsurfer. https://coachmenrv.com/class-c-motorhomes/cross-trail Or look at various vans with rear bath and twin beds, which allows a long item like a windsurfer or kayak to slide in through the rear doors and into the space between the beds.
Tiger4x4RV 12/20/21 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Simplest battery monitor and shunt? Advice for non-expert

I have used an Innova 3721 for 9 years now. No installation, no shunt. When you want to know your battery voltage, just plug it into a 12V socket and wait a few minutes for the reading to stabilize. I suppose you could leave it plugged in all the time, but I don't. It can move to any vehicle or camper or device with a live 12V socket. About $20. I write the readings, one for day start and one for day end, into my daily travel logbook. https://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-3721-Battery-Charging-Monitor/dp/B000EVWDU0
Tiger4x4RV 12/15/21 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: Odd CG map

That's odd. When I looked there a week ago, the Salton Sea New Camp map looked OK. It sure doesn't now!
Tiger4x4RV 12/05/21 01:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Here in California, there are some state parks which allow rental companies to deliver RV's of various types to a reserved site for renters to occupy for a set amount of time. Here is a link to a company found at random via Google and therefore not recommended by me, but the website gives you the general idea - https://rvplusyou.com/ I'm guessing that if you want to your renters to not drive the truck you should not give them the keys to the engine. :-)
Tiger4x4RV 11/22/21 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Taking B+/C Offroad Experiences

I have never driven or even ridden in a truck with TC, but maybe I can contribute to this thread anyway. My 4x4 C history: 15 years with a custom Toyota built on a 1983 stock chassis with 22R engine. I bought it used after many months of looking for a small C. Had never even been in a 4x4 vehicle before, but it met my other criteria so...I learned how to use the 4X4 mostly from books and trial/error. Dangerously under-powered. Overweight for the brakes and transmission. Drove it about 50K miles, had lots of adventures and lots of repairs. Lots of desert and Eastern Sierra explorations, plus some long trips such as SoCal to North Dakota. By the time I wanted and could afford a replacement RV, 4X4 had gone to the top of my wish list. I had the Tiger built for me (some additions and some deletions from the factory's 2006 product), have driven it 93K miles so far. It has battle scars from many dirt road trips. Chassis is a stock Chevy 2500HD 4x4, regular cab, 8.1 L gas Vortec Engine, Allison 6 speed transmission. My options and additions: limited-slip differential, skid plates, bolt-on anti-sway bar on rear axle, electronic push-button drive mode changer on dash so I no longer have to get out in the mud to lock the hubs. either keep your Bigfoot TC or find something like a used Tiger Adventure Vehicle. Not necessarily. Pretty much no two Tigers are alike. I usually described what my 2006 Tiger CX can do without damage to itself as "4WD lite" and am constantly reminding those who think that having a Tiger would make all of their off-road dreams come true that A TIGER IS NOT A JEEP. Actually, even Jeeps won't do everything that some of these unrealistic folks plan to do. Hints for those wanting an RV that can safely explore off-pavement: Keep it SMALL, which is almost impossible in these days of size inflation, and have enough engine power to safely haul it. MINIMIZE HEIGHT to fit under trees and such. It is expensive to replace/repair roof stuff damaged by tree encounters. (Don't ask me how I know this.) MINIMIZE WIDTH. Squeeze between bushes to get on down the road. MINIMIZE LENGTH. No long rear overhang. Fit into standard parking space. Turn around in a very small area. Once you have this dream rig, KEEP THE WEIGHT LOW. Not necessarily always, but at least move a bunch of stuff from overhead cupboards and beds to the floor before going where the rig will rock and roll down the road. Maybe someday you can find a tesseract (look it up) on 4x4 wheels, but for now if you want to get out and explore without waiting ages for a special build, you will need to make some compromises. Happy Trails!
Tiger4x4RV 11/01/21 11:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Your Smokey mascot is great! There is a sticker of Smokey on the Tiger's stove hood. It was given to me by the ranger at a roadblock somewhere in the western Sierra on my first Tiger trip and has remained in position for 15 years so far. So many aspens.... but a great TR anyway. Thanks for sharing it.
Tiger4x4RV 10/29/21 02:57pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: San Diego RV Repair

I lived in Chula Vista (just south of San Diego) for 30 years. South Coast RV Service did good work on all of my miscellaneous RV repairs over those years. Their web page says they have mobile repair service. Give them a call. The worst they can do is say no. 619-476-7195 Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tiger4x4RV 10/22/21 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: 4x4 Class C ?

Have you looked at Phoenix Cruiser? Some of these floorplans might fit your specifications. All of the Phoenix RV's seem to have a 4x4 option. https://www.phoenixusarv.com/learn-more-about-the-phoenix--cruiser#floorplans-row
Tiger4x4RV 10/21/21 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: Eastern Sierra

Thanks for sharing. I've sat on that same rock pile at Long Lake - paradise!
Tiger4x4RV 10/12/21 12:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Starting my research

After 20 years with car and small trailer, then a few years with car and tent, I have happily gone solo in a small (fits in one parking space) class C for over 30 years. Plenty of space for one person and the bathroom is right there. Questions to ask yourself before buying a B or small C: If the toilet is the more commonly offered cassette type we are seeing now, can you handle this? My aging back is quite happy with a black tank that requires moving only a lightweight hose to dump it. Pulling a full cassette out of a camper is not possible for me. Even if you can handle this weight now, how about a few years from now? Where are you going to keep this vehicle when not using it? Are you allowed to have it at your main residence? Storage lots are expensive. Plus, the car/RV shuttle to/from such lots can be a major pain for a solo person. Maybe try out your vehicle of choice by renting before committing to buying one. Happy travels!
Tiger4x4RV 10/03/21 11:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Consider trip interruption coverage???

For over 30 years I have been traveling solo, no pets, and a couple of times have been sick enough to need to stay in place for a couple of days until I recovered enough to continue the trip. Once I was badly injured in a fall while camping with a group of friends in another state; they drove me to the hospital and drove both me and my RV the 500 miles to home. However, I really had not thought about insurance for trip interruption until I read your post. Thanks for the heads up.
Tiger4x4RV 09/03/21 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

My 2006 Tiger CX on a nearly stock Chevy 2500HD 4x4 chassis uses its one heavy-duty alternator (from the snow plow package) to run the engine and other chassis stuff and to charge the coach batteries and to charge whatever else I plug in while the engine is running. It has done a fantastic job at this since the day I bought it new. A couple of years ago, at about 90K miles, I replaced this alternator and the serpentine belt as preventive maintenance. There was nothing wrong with either, but 90K miles... I kept the old belt and alternator as spare parts just in case of disaster somewhere in the backwoods country I love to explore. My Tiger has neither generator nor solar. Don't compare it to whatever Tiger you see next, because almost no two Tigers are alike.
Tiger4x4RV 08/25/21 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Umbilical cord markers/reminders

I never use any hookups except the occasional electricity. In the cubby with the cord, I keep an old yellow plastic margarine cup. That cup goes onto the driver's seat when I plug in to the pedestal and gets put away when I unplug. Free, lightweight, and foolproof.
Tiger4x4RV 08/24/21 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: List some RV movies

"Rolling Family" ("Familia Rodante") The comedy-drama tells the story of Emilia (Graciana Chironi) an 84-year-old grandmother who lives in the Buenos Aires suburbs and receives a phone call inviting her to be the matron of honour at her niece's wedding in Misiones, the village of her birth. The Province of Misiones, where the village is located, is over 1000 kilometres away, on the Brazilian border in the farthest north-east part of Argentina. Nevertheless, the large family decides to embark on a weekend long trip to take their grandmother to the wedding in a beat-up motor-home. (Note: about the same size as my 20 ft Class C) While the members have feuds, intrigues and love affairs on the journey, they, mostly, have to accept each other's quirks and faults, and give each other a lot of space along the way as they encounter a few problems on their long road-trip. The film ends with Emilia in an introspective moment. She drinks her mate (a regional drink) and appears to contemplate her family and life. Available on DVD https://www.amazon.com/Familia-Graciana-Bernardo-Federico-Esquerro/dp/B01GWC10OO
Tiger4x4RV 08/14/21 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: We've had 8 years and 68,000 trouble free miles...

DC- Your posts are always so positive and are a joy to read. I, too, belong to the happy camper club. In our 15 years together, my Tiger 4x4 Class C and I have had 93K miles of adventures and almost zero troubles.
Tiger4x4RV 07/31/21 10:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: where did all the water go?

Great TR, done in the old school style. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Tiger4x4RV 07/20/21 11:42am Truck Campers
RE: Airstream Nest battery, fridge, solar question?

This Airstream page has downloadable manuals and parts lists which should answer your questions. https://www.airstream.com/owners/manuals/?s_manuals=nest Sorry, I am not personally familiar with Nests.
Tiger4x4RV 07/12/21 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

I can see our neighborhood roundabout from my favorite chair in the house Maybe a third of drivers go the wrong way. Scary.
Tiger4x4RV 06/17/21 03:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: It’s that time again.

Kate Wolf, "Back Roads" Duane Eddy, "Forty Miles of Bad Road" Glen Campbell, "I Love My Truck" etc etc
Tiger4x4RV 06/12/21 09:04pm RV Lifestyle
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