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RE: Ever hear of this camping company? Harvest Host

I was a member of Boondockers Welcome for a number of years and hosted quite a few campers over that time in my backyard. Always thought it was a better deal than Harvest Hosts (at least for me). But then Boondockers Welcome sold out to Harvest Hosts and HH quickly cancelled the Lifetime membership credits that I'd acquired with BW and now want me to join their organization for an annual fee. No thanks - cancelled my account that they'd transferred from BW to HH. HH seems more interested in having paying members camp at places of business who can offer some dry camping spots, unlike BW which allowed individuals to host others and for campers to find individuals willing to host them for a night or two. Members paid a small annual fee to use the resources and hosts paid nothing and acquired lifetime credits for hosting.
bob_nestor 10/11/21 08:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jeep Wrangler ReadyBrake Elite II Setup

I did the same with my 2011 2dr Wrangler (same color too), but in addition I installed a CoolTech wire harness. That allowed me to use the Jeep's brake, turn and clearance lights running off my RV. I did also install a battery cutoff in the Jeep, but was told by a Jeep Engineer that wasn't necessary for the 2011.
bob_nestor 08/02/21 06:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: My prediction for the future..

The original prediction posted here may be true but only time will tell. Since most people buying RVs finance them and try to get low payments with the longest terms possible, may are already "under water" before they drive it off the Dealer's lot. When they go to sell they expect to make a little something rather than loosing a whole lot, so they tend to hold out for close to their asking prices. That may find many of them spiraling into bankruptcy or repossession. No matter what scenario plays out, with a glut of RVs on the used market it signals some hard times ahead for the manufacturers as they try to compete with the "slightly used" market.
bob_nestor 06/26/21 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

I suspect the "studies" that were done showing roundabouts are safer probably compare them to 4-way stops but don't take into consideration that most drivers don't know how to navigate either one. Roundabouts are even more confusing to these drivers so they go slower thru them, stop and wait for everyone in the circle to clear out before entering or stop in the roundabout to allow others the chance to enter. Seems the the biggest selling point for many though is "it's just like what the enlightened countries of Europe use", so we need to have them too. The problem with many though is they aren't built large enough to accommodate more than two or three vehicles at any one time, so their benefit, even with knowledgeable drives, is marginal at best. Maybe the real solution (other than driver education) is to go back to the 4-way stop replacing the stop signs with red lights that allow one vehicle at a time to proceed, rotating the green light around the intersection.
bob_nestor 06/17/21 01:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

Seems like the rules on fires cover a lot of territory and are open to interpretation by campers, authorities and a lot of those self-appointed who think they know everything about anything and go out of their way to tell you that. My solution is simple - I built an LED fire pit in a small bucket. Puts out all the ambience of a real campfire (flickering flames and all) without the heat or danger of starting a real fire, it can be totally extinguished by just unplugging, can easily run off the inverter when boondocking and as an added benefit there's no smoke, fumes or hot ash that always seems to follow some people with real campfires. The only downside is it can't roast hot dogs or do S'mores.
bob_nestor 06/04/21 01:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mopar wiring harness on 2020 Wrangler

I used the CoolTech harness on my 2011 2dr JK and will be putting this one on my 202 2dr JK Cool Tech 2018-up JK wire harness
bob_nestor 05/11/21 12:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Black oil in propane line?

All my QD's (3) are pointed straight down. The tiny amount of oil is just passed along to the BBQ or what ever and in 16 years has never been an issue. I suspect it depends on when and where you get your propane filled as to how much of a risk you run about getting too much oil in the load. I've got a 3 year old RV that I bought new and after the second year I had to replace the gas regulator because it had fouled up with oil in the lines. (At that point I'd probably only had the tank refilled about 3 times too.) I know a number of others who have had the same problem and some now even carry spare regulators, although I think that's an over-reaction to the problem.
bob_nestor 03/26/21 03:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Replace Mobley

I've had a Mobley in my RV for the last couple of years and don't have any problems with 2 hour time limit shutdown. But as I recall that was the default setting in the Mobley after some update that AT&T did a while back. To reset it to no time limit requires you to log into your Mobley as System Administrator and change the time limit to unlimited. The instruction booklet that came with my Mobley tells you how to log in as Admin and do this. BTW, my Mobley has been powered up in my RV since my last camping trip and I just checked it - it's still up and running fine.
bob_nestor 03/10/21 01:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Spring Break West Texas?

Did Big Bend at Spring Break one year before COVID - never again! The place was packed with college students. Almost no sites were available. Always do Big Bend over Christmas and this year it was showing "full" on both the web site and on entrance to the park, but over half the spaces were unoccupied because of the requirement for "social distancing" I guess. They've also pretty much eliminated the non-reservation sites so a reservation is needed and unless you book about six months ahead of time you'll probably be out of luck. We did book our Christmas reservations as soon as we could but weren't able to get the spots we normally get every year because there was such a crowd waiting to hit the "send" button on their computers when reservations opened up. BTW, Davis Mountains State Park is a nice place to stay if visiting the McDonald Observatory, but some of the same problems getting into State Parks because of COVID. Need reservations, need to be made WAY ahead of time, and the parks are usually almost empty because of the COVID restriction hysteria.
bob_nestor 02/19/21 03:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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