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Carlsbad Caverns is closed

Per their FB page>>>> Cavern and Visitor Center Temporarily Closed Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, the cavern and visitor center are temporarily closed as of March 21. Park roads, desert trails, and picnic areas remain open. Updates will be posted to the park website ( and social media channels.
caver 03/20/20 06:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Moab UT Closed

I was just looking through an article from the Deseret News which said they are coordinating with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service on coming restrictions on federal lands. I first heard about via post from MODERATOR'S EDIT: Per the site Admin's request, I am closing all COVID-19 threads and directing future comments to one thread in Around the Campfire: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS
caver 03/18/20 05:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Moab UT Closed

Moab Utah closed if you had plans. Then there was a 5.7 earthquake up by Salt Lake.
caver 03/18/20 11:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

I wouldn't rule out the camper but the dealer wanted to play the shell game with numbers. It was like dealing with a used car lot that doesn't realize the interwebs exist. The search continues.
caver 03/14/20 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Trinity Site

Press release today there will be no open house on April 4th.
caver 03/13/20 11:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

No, but not having a toilet area sink and washing, brushing etc. in the kitchen sink lacks class. It also sends the wrong message to children if you have them. I think my mom has a black and white picture of me probably less than a year old being bathed in the kitchen sink at my Great Aunts farmhouse.
caver 03/11/20 10:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

The rest of the RV is not what I'm looking for but, to each their own. It wasn't what I had in mind either but I've reconsidered. I want a small TH yet be able to haul SxS. Then I saw this and though ehhh leave the SxS at home and now will be able to haul my dual sport motorcycle in there instead of the pickup. Occasionally in travel mode I see an area I want to explore so why take the truck. Then there's the whole ordeal of unhooking the truck to unload the bike. The one thing that is a turnoff is water capacity is a bit small for the boondocking I do.
caver 03/11/20 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

Washing your hands after a potty visit in the kitchen sink? Not me, brother. How about shaving there too..and tooth brushing? DW doing make up and hair? Is there some magical germ barrier at a bathroom sink that the kitchen does not have? I had an Amish made Lighthouse trailer many years ago that only had a kitchen sink so it's nothing new to me. No wife or kids to deal with so yeah I can shave at the sink. :B One less item to winterize too.
caver 03/11/20 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

That's the bathroom sink. If you look closely, you'll see there's a second shower wand holder installed at an angle just above the sink. It's not the best arrangement I've seen, but I guess it beats the wet bath often found in smaller RV's. I noticed that but the unit I looked at did not have any such holder. I may go back and will correct this myself if I missed it. Yeah I've never owned a wet bath and never will.
caver 03/11/20 11:00am General RVing Issues
Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

I looked at a small TH made by Forest River Friday and it had what looked like a spittoon in the shower. You can see what I'm talking about in this video if you stop it at about 1:19Spittoon There's no tap over it or nothing to hold the shower wand. This unit does not have a sink in the head which is fine as I can just brush my teeth over the kitchen sink like I did in my first TT. I don't even recall the salesman having an answer. :h :h :h
caver 03/10/20 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cautions about Death Valley

ppine, you can rent a sat phone from places online. I once rented a Spot tracker from a guy on for 3 weeks. It was nice as he gave me a link where friends could follow along online.
caver 03/09/20 09:19pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

I know there are quite a few, under the average retirement age, that seem allergic to work. So they buy into the create youtube videos and it's like an endless vacation. Then they get a patreon account and are constantly gifted other items. Some day the floor will drop out with many left without a real plan. They just wander around filming the same boring stuff and people stop watching while thinking maybe network TV wasn't so bad. :)
caver 02/23/20 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Death ValleyCA->Chicago: sights? boondocking. in April.

I might jump all over the place here. East of Joplin is a spot on free camping called Talbot...don't expect much. West of Joplin is The Downstream Casino. It's free but you have to register at the casino...slight pain but I hit the spot on a night it was hot and humid so nice to run the A/C. It's a parking lot with water/electric from what I remember. Tornado season so keep that in mind. There's two pie places in Pie Town and the north side street one was closed that day so I hit the south side one. Good pie and surprisingly they had wifi. I camped at Datil Well. The Very Large Array is not far away. Pretty cool. You will pay a toll between OKC and Tulsa, again between Tulsa and the state line. Cheap for you but adds up for 4 axles. Death Valley can be a roll of the dice in April. One of the worst nights of camping I ever had. Strong winds and about 90+ temps. I think it got down to 85 that night. Janns suggested a good alternate leaving at Tucumcari going up to Kansas City.Get on #36 across Missouri to Hannibal. It's divided highway and pretty good shape. My oldest brother suggested it to me and he drove a truck for many years. I hit the salt mine at Hutchinson last September. very cool. The Cosmosphere is cool too.
caver 02/19/20 03:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone Trip

Leave early every morning for the parks west gate. I was exiting that area two years ago and traffic was crazy on the other side.
caver 02/19/20 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ironwood NM?

A good friend of mine used to live just east of there. I camped in his backyard. There's lots of ranchettes out in that area.
caver 01/24/20 05:57pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Detailed BLM maps of Utah -- problem solved --see below

Try this link for the USGS viewer. Link to USGS
caver 01/23/20 11:01am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

I also had to replace my 16' utility trailers wood floor after a few years. I rented an aluminum trailer for a day from Tractor Supply since my trailer was 125 miles away. I hauled a SxS on it and it worked great. A nice little trailer that they also sell.
caver 01/23/20 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Invasive pest: I dunno, that border looks tricky...maybe we should hitch a ride in that RV.
caver 01/21/20 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: State Bridge, CO to Kremmling

Google Street View shows it as gravel but looks well maintained.
caver 01/20/20 10:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

If you haven't already poke around on Advrider in the forums. My first dual sport (seems like they called them enduros back then) was bought in the late 70's. After my Navy days I started traveling for a couple weeks on vacation and a few year later found camping to be the option. I was doing an overnight at Guadalupe Mountains CG maybe late 90's and the guy next to me had a dual sport. The light went off in my head rather than taking an expensive 4x4 up these mountain roads how about a bike? First was a lightly used Yamaha XT350 which was loads of fun but lacking in aftermarket parts. I then bought a Suzuki DR650. I liked the low end grunt that thing had but the quality of gas was getting worse and if it sat for a few weeks the carb had to be taken apart. In 2008 I bought the small Yamaha WR250 which everyone was raving about. A very nimble off road bike and much easier to pick up when it gets dropped. I was really sold on the fuel injection. I still have that bike. I looked into a V-strom (poor man's BMW) for more of a street bike but really decided I didn't need two bikes.
caver 01/19/20 05:07pm Around the Campfire
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