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RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

https://i.imgur.com/u9Kpihol.jpg Nor do I think he knows any more about the demise of the fossil fueled motor vehicle than I do. This is neither her nor there but it seems the majority don't agree with you. I don't know about the "need" but it seems the majority of the people are "buying" more of what these entertainers, athletes and media personalities with their incomes exceeding the doctors and other professions you mentioned. Yeah, it sure worked when they told us all who to vote for in 2016!:)
Trekkar 08/11/19 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Real small motor homes; value?

To compare RV types is like comparing RV'ers: No two are going to be just alike. The class B's are currently the largest segment of the RV industry, . I'd like to see some data on that claim. bumpy There are way more RVers that want to drive a condo around rather than a Van. :) https://i.imgur.com/bGq8wfJl.jpg Above from RVIA I stand corrected on the statistics. My apologies.
Trekkar 08/02/19 08:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Real small motor homes; value?

To compare RV types is like comparing RV'ers: No two are going to be just alike. The class B's are currently the largest segment of the RV industry, and many folks want all the bells and whistles. Add to that the YouTube channels about RVLife, and it all helps add fuel to the Class B boom. What seems to be flying under the radar are the custom shops and components available to add just what you want on a class B van, for a lot less money. We downsized from a Class A to a B years ago, and never looked back. (smaller than a Sprinter!) We don't need a toad, can go anywhere, and park anywhere. We like to meander, and I don't know of anything that gives more options than a B.
Trekkar 08/02/19 08:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Camp sites in MIchigan UP

This is prime camping season in the U.P. With that said, you can check with the individual parks for cancellations, changes, etc. If you go as far as the Porcupine Mtns. State Park, be advised that they're doing road work on County Rd 107 in the park. There are MANY State Forest Campgrounds available, but not all would take your rig size. Check the Michigan DNR site for contacts, as they would be able to let you know of access issues. Have a good trip!
Trekkar 08/02/19 07:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for White Christmas RV parks

Muskegon State Park has a luge run, lighted trails, and cabins available. Also has access to Lake Michigan.
Trekkar 07/25/19 07:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Hard to get too? Take a look at the map. Exit the expressway and wind along narrow road that weaves through neighborhoods that are built up along the lake. Compared to GH, Mears, Hoffmaster, Silver lake, it's a bit of a maneuver. Just my humble 5 cents, don't get all excited. All you need to do is change the route to Giles instead of going through North Muskegon. How do you think Grand Haven is easier when you ae going through town? I live within 3 mi of the north campground so I'm very familiar with the pros and cons of the two routes I always get off US31 at M120 and follow Holton to Giles to get to Muskegon State Park. That way you can stop at Hobo's Tavern for a quick bite on the way!. (If you go in the winter, you get to see the luge run at the park.)
Trekkar 07/23/19 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Also, while in Elkhart, did you see the RV Hall of Fame?
Trekkar 07/22/19 06:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Orchard Beach State Park near Manistee doesn't get as much use since there is no actual beach at the park anymore. If you like music, you might try Interlochen State Park. Interlochen Center for the Arts is just across the street, and you can stroll back to your campsite after taking in a concert. Traverse City State Park is right in town, but it might be hard to snag a spot this time of year.
Trekkar 07/22/19 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Orchard Beach State Park near Manistee doesn't get as much use since there is no actual beach at the park anymore. If you like music, you might try Interlochen State Park. Interlochen Center for the Arts is just across the street, and you can stroll back to your campsite after taking in a concert. Traverse City State Park is right in town, but it might be hard to snag a spot this time of year.
Trekkar 07/22/19 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Naps

Naps are always a good way to extend the day. It just takes Retirement to be able to fine tune them.
Trekkar 07/14/19 06:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: Campspreading

I've got a different version of camp spreading. It was at a USFS campground. The people pulled into the site. Immediately, they got out a pole saw and started cutting branches off trees. Then they got out a weed wacker and started mowing down vegetation that wasn't tree sized. I'm not talking just grass, but vegetation that was waist to shoulder height. Probably doubled the open area of the camp site. This was a forested campground with lots of vegetation between sites (which we prefer so as not to be a big open area). Of course, there was a site and trailer for a campground host, but he/she was not there the entire time we stayed at the campground. The camper must have been somewhat local, because he came back and started unloading firewood at his site and stacking it between trees. He probably had a full rick of wood stacked up before he was done. Fortunately, we were leaving the next day, so we didn't have to contend with whatever other modifications or actions he took on. I had a very similar incident at a NFCG several weeks ago. Camper had yellow "crime scene" tape along the sides and front of the campsite. (no registration ticket on post) Tons of gear, but other than the tent, it was household stuff. I suspect he was living there.
Trekkar 07/13/19 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Coffee on the road

What you really want and need is one of these: https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.i6MOeDQmipxfpdkREdkTSQHaBr&pid=Api&rs=1&p=0 .52 caliber Sharpe's Carbine with grain and coffee grinder in the butt stock. Not only does it give you fresh-ground beans, it provides a permanent solution to vermin and varmints. Yeah, but can I take it to Canada?:)
Trekkar 07/12/19 06:27am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Northern Michigan advice

Darrow's Family Restaurant and the Chippewa Room have good food in Mackinaw City.
Trekkar 07/11/19 08:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northern Michigan advice

If you head straight west from Cheyboygan, you can drive into Cross Village. (about 28 miles) Check out Legs Inn for a unique restaurant, as well as other things to see there. M119 from there south is the Tunnel of Trees, which makes for a pleasant day trip. T of T is better in the fall for colors, but it's a nice drive anytime.
Trekkar 07/09/19 07:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coffee on the road

Life is too short for bad coffee! We bring pre-roasted but freshly ground beans in a mason jar and brew them in a stainless steel french press. X2. Had our stainless french press for 25+ years. Sometimes we grind on the road, but often grind at home and take ground in stainless steel container. Less glass to break.
Trekkar 07/05/19 07:50am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Coffee on the road

I remember a story about coffee that puts things in perspective for me. It has a lot to do with context. A few friends were helping to herd cattle in North Dakota during fall round-up. The cow hunt started at 0400. They had instant coffee in styroam cups. Compared to no coffee, it was perfect. One of the hands took at sip and announced "that mister is a good cup of coffee." At the ranch we always put egg shells in with the grounds to neutralize the acid of non=Arabica beans. I made coffee in a pot on the kitchen stove at home for 25 years the same way. I think you hit on it when you mentioned perspective. When I "lived" on coffee on the job, I'd get coffee in many stages; from coffee to carbon remover. Now that I drink it at my leisure, I can either make it "my" way, or take it however it's made. It's just coffee.;)
Trekkar 07/03/19 11:05am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Chisos Basin, Big Bend

When we were there in February, one of the rangers mentioned that they have trucks go before and after the campground hosts' RV's when they park or leave.
Trekkar 07/02/19 12:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The best camping spots are free.

I just tried something new. A bunch of old friends put together a trip over in the Foothill Wine Country on Route 49 in California. We took our latest TT and paid the $75 a night fee to be with friends. The trip was fun. The RV park was a disaster. It was like camping in a parking lot. I could not wait to leave. Too many people. No privacy. Most of our friends like it there. They go 2-3 x a year. It must be all the wineries. I am starting to think that RVers can be divided now into 2 broad groups. Those that still like camping but want more comfort. And those that like hotels, restaurants and a lot of amenities and an Rv is just a place to sleep. X2
Trekkar 06/30/19 07:01am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Lake Superior…..how bad are the bugs this time of year?

The Winged Menace Season normally gets better by mid-July. Permaethrin on cloths (shirts, pants, socks, etc.) will normally last for a month, and Picardin is somewhat effective on the skin. We use headnets rather than lather up the face. Also, don't forget your hands.
Trekkar 06/30/19 06:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you ever go foraging?

Blackberries, raspberries, huckleberries Wild onions Fire wood when allowed How 'ya cooking up that firewood?:)
Trekkar 06/24/19 06:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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