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RE: CG Prices

OP - Owning an RV gives you options boondocks, state parks, and private parks. Always stay away from holidays and crowds, avoid overpriced CG. Been RVing for 20+ years learned quickly to avoid Private CGs. X2, I know of some great places because people are too afraid of bears. The bears never charged very much LOL.
covered wagon 06/27/22 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

Do most of you limit telling only a few friends? I think many places should be left unexposed by leaving it off the net and left for discovery and surprise by those willing to venture off the usual beaten path. Any thoughts? Just now getting the concept of a secret fishin hole? None of them are really able to be truly kept secret, a Bluetooth GPS tracking tag surreptitiously applied to a friends vehicle that has a "secret locale" is all you need to figure out where they went after the fact :p (I'm being facetious here and I do not actually endorse doing this) Yeah right! I'll know who did it too!
covered wagon 06/26/22 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: 2 Month Southwest Roadtrip Expense Report

I'm very frugal when camping. I take lonely roads where most camping is free and uncrowded. Every so often I stop for full hooks if the place is quiet and out of the way. I do a lot of bicycling, which I enjoy when camping and cook my own meals. Last trip was a 2 week trip to Arizona and back to Oregon cost me a total of around 1400. I enjoy trying different methods of making coffee. Some are unusually great coffees. I also go hiking, some Mt Biking (non electric), although age is catching up and may have to go for one.
covered wagon 06/26/22 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

Years ago I traveled throughout the American Southwest. There were absolutely countless places of peace and beauty and isolation. Even the National Parks could be visited without overwhelming crowds. Those days have changed. There are almost no secret great camping places, almost no places of peace without crowds and ATVs. Those days are gone, forever. If you think you have found some hidden oases, good luck. A few years from now you are likely to need a reservation or to win a lottery to visit those places. I still find Quiet places, hardly anyone around although often scary to go hiking especially when alone with signs of wildlife everywhere. Your right though, I remember those times that for me were in the late 60's and early 70's. It was a great time for discovery in those days.
covered wagon 06/18/22 11:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

I have places that I don't try to advertise. I enjoy them a lot and others will too if they are more of a surprise, more than what is expected.JMHO. One of them is well known by the locals of a small town but, when you go to search it on the net it's unheard of. I like that.
covered wagon 06/18/22 07:09pm Truck Campers
Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

I think many of us have found places with the more versatile TC that are beautiful, even magical places to camp. Do most of you limit telling only a few friends? I think many places should be left unexposed by leaving it off the net and left for discovery and surprise by those willing to venture off the usual beaten path. Any thoughts?
covered wagon 06/18/22 03:29am Truck Campers
RE: When the water pump turns on by itself.

Finding no leaks when my water pump was running about 2 seconds every half hour I changed the pressure switch, 38 bucks on Amazon. I am almost certain that was the problem since the pump is over 18 years old. The motor bearings where still good and added some lubrication to the bearings. Man does it work great now.
covered wagon 06/10/22 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Need guidance on best roof trailers

Sorry about that! I did hear you say, ''permanent vacation home''.
covered wagon 06/08/22 11:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need guidance on best roof trailers

I have an 03 fiberglass unit sitting outside, no cover since new and is still good to this day. I think Bigfoot makes an all fiberglass trailer but the condensation in winter with full time use would build up inside. Your best bet is to get a small mobile home like a single wide. Has 300% more insulation and the composition roof is no big deal to replace if used. Just negotiate the price accordingly and get a good deal. Otherwise build the roof deck cover is a great way to go. Personally I would want the mobile home with a septic system so I don't have to empty the tanks, that sort of thing.
covered wagon 06/08/22 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: What's up with CGs?

I was threatened after politely asking a group at 1:30 am to stop yelling swear words, being so loud keeping our church group awake. They threatened me twice if I said another word. I further told them they should think twice about being so foul mouthed around their small children. He came at me as I stood my ground but, was stopped by his buddie. It was quiet after that and I learned to never camp where there crowds or popular places. I go lonely roads, lonely campgrounds and find the hunters during hunting season to be the most polite people ever. Some places are magical and everyone is friendly and very quiet at night.
covered wagon 06/02/22 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Remember to keep alert while driving..

We had a near death experience coming home on 93 in Nv this trip that is our last and almost was. following a semi that was wandering I decided to not pass because we were going 60 mph, soon the line up behind us was growing with MH trailers and semi's. so keeping a nice distance from the truck ahead and looked behind to see the last truck inline starting to pass. At that time I let up on the throttle to make out distance longer but soon It seemed to not be enough and hit the brakes and the passing semi was going around the truck in front of us. when he hit his brake and his truck went to the right I was on the brakes hoping the folks behind us saw what was happening. Just as the passing semi pulled over the semi that was coming toward us just passed within inches or a foot or two. So I feel I was alert to what was happening. chevman So, this is a two lane road I'm guessing. What is the speed limit ? It sounds like ; if I were you ; I would either have passed the semi in front of me or have pulled off at a safe place to let people pass. By following the semi in front of you for a long time you made it so that no one could pass the two of you and you caused a unsafe situation that led to someone needing to pass the whole line of cars. The guy behind you was causing some of the problem too !! When it's SAFE ! and I want to emphasize that !!! you are better off getting out in front and pulling away instead of following behind and causing a traffic jam behind you. Or, pulling off somewhere and getting out of the way. He stated that he leaves enough room in front to let vehicles in so they can pass in two stages. That's he right thing to never tailgate and leave plenty of room. He even slows down to let others in he said. I would be copying his driving habit as to what he said he does.:) You are right. I apologize. I tend to speed read things and it sometimes screws me up. I should unlearn that. I started it in high school so I could read the boring text books quickly getting just enough info to get a passing grade. lol It's a hard habit to break. Shows you have good character, two thumbs up to you and hope we meet someday at camp.
covered wagon 06/01/22 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remember to keep alert while driving..

We had a near death experience coming home on 93 in Nv this trip that is our last and almost was. following a semi that was wandering I decided to not pass because we were going 60 mph, soon the line up behind us was growing with MH trailers and semi's. so keeping a nice distance from the truck ahead and looked behind to see the last truck inline starting to pass. At that time I let up on the throttle to make out distance longer but soon It seemed to not be enough and hit the brakes and the passing semi was going around the truck in front of us. when he hit his brake and his truck went to the right I was on the brakes hoping the folks behind us saw what was happening. Just as the passing semi pulled over the semi that was coming toward us just passed within inches or a foot or two. So I feel I was alert to what was happening. chevman So, this is a two lane road I'm guessing. What is the speed limit ? It sounds like ; if I were you ; I would either have passed the semi in front of me or have pulled off at a safe place to let people pass. By following the semi in front of you for a long time you made it so that no one could pass the two of you and you caused a unsafe situation that led to someone needing to pass the whole line of cars. The guy behind you was causing some of the problem too !! When it's SAFE ! and I want to emphasize that !!! you are better off getting out in front and pulling away instead of following behind and causing a traffic jam behind you. Or, pulling off somewhere and getting out of the way. He stated that he leaves enough room in front to let vehicles in so they can pass in two stages. That's he right thing to never tailgate and leave plenty of room. He even slows down to let others in he said. I would be copying his driving habit as to what he said he does.:)
covered wagon 05/31/22 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Thank you all for the update and link about latest tech on lithium batteries. I will do some reading on it for sure especially since I am skeptical about their safety.
covered wagon 05/03/22 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Should be required to have a sign on the side of the RV warning about Lithium batteries on board. Life has it's benefits and everything has a trade off. To me sometimes the trade off is too costly. Not talking about the initial cost, I'm talking about the danger involved with use and the eventual problems with recycling. I believe in keeping it simple, have a little more physical labor in life it's better for you.
covered wagon 05/01/22 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Jack Failure Disaster

From the torn off damage it shows the rear jack may have been too short of an attachment point ( not enough Lateral strength) . Is the corner mounting brackets only as long as the damage you can see? My jacks have an upper and a lower mounting bracket giving it more lateral strength.
covered wagon 04/13/22 11:06am Truck Campers
RE: fridge blowing out

Mine kept blowing out too until I discovered some carbon build up on the burner tip and used a small toothbrush size wire brush to clean it up and all is well again. My fridge has never been on 12 volt mode since 03 except one time by mistake.
covered wagon 04/10/22 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: In 2 years time I can no longer afford to buy a camper

I need a new Miller mig welding machine. I've been looking at them for the last 3 years. In that time the machine I wanted has gone from about $2400 to $4000. Whoever is saying inflation is 7.9% is full of it. It's because as soon as you are seen coming in the door with the thick heavy Redneck wallet the computers uptick all the amounts throughout the whole store. It's called customer appreciation day when they see you coming.
covered wagon 03/20/22 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: Good Low cost Camping Map Books for The West?

Trucker Atlas available at most truck stop. Truck routes are clearly marked so any RV will be able to follow those. Learn how to read it and you will be able to decipher what it has to tell you, highway class, distances etc. There you will also find Exit Guild if your interested in whats off each exit nation wide. Thank you, I will. Truck stop shopping has just been opened up to me. I was amazed at the amount of useful items. Everyone was friendly and helpful it seemed more so than most other stores.
covered wagon 03/17/22 10:02am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Good Low cost Camping Map Books for The West?

Thanks everyone. Recently traveled from NW Oregon to Scottsdale Arizona using my old Rand McNally map book. It was correct in every way, even staying off interstates most of the whole way. What a nice travel it was running all out of the way highways. Without Google Maps it does not show all the campgrounds so it forced us to watch for national forest service roads and camps along the way. Wow! what quiet secluded places we found. It was 8 nites on the road and only two places did not suit us, but we quickly found alternatives before dark. When needed we got full hook ups in two nice RV parks since most all the campgrounds were closed this time of year. BTW, never heard this mentioned before but, Zion Natnl Park is incredibly beautiful. It must go on your bucket list, you will not regret it.
covered wagon 03/12/22 11:55pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: CB Antennas?

I removed mine after hearing the amount of swearing and very rude language. So glad it's gone, Just like avoiding a place where it more important for some individuals to throw others under the bus and click about it.
covered wagon 02/26/22 10:16am Truck Campers
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