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RE: Idaho Campgrounds

Interesting, thanks for bringing this up. The doubling of the fee for non-res is only for the 5 most in demand Parks. "Idaho First" LOL
cptqueeg 01/20/22 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Idaho Campgrounds

Arco in August is too hot, you'll be roasting in Hell's Canyon as well You're far better off in September wrt to temps and crowds. The rec for Clayton/Stanley area is a good one, it's a very popular area for tourists and camping.
cptqueeg 01/14/22 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping on Sand

I spent 2 winters camping on the beach in Baja, MX(where desert meets the ocean.) Granted it was in a 4x4 1/2T PU that was sold decades ago, but it was some of the, if not the best camping I've ever done. My advice would be to carefully consider, plan properly, and then GO FOR IT!
cptqueeg 01/09/22 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: L4 autonomous semi trucks one step closer to reality

We already have a 99 car train that is operated by one person. Why are we not shipping more by train. The trucks are so big they dominate highways and streets in towns. Those streets were never intended to have trucks that long be used as delivery vans/trucks. The railroads are interested in dedicated trains like chemicals, grain, crude oil, etc where they pick up 100-150 cars at one point run them to another point, unhook, grab the empties bring back to the loading point, rinse and repeat. They don't want individual car loads any more and they don't want to build cars anymore. It's inefficient and takes away from much more profitable business. There is no spare capacity on the rails, anyway. Also shippers can send 20 pallets on a truck and make delivery at multiple destinations in a MUCH more timely manner. Having freight on the railroad in individual carlots is not for the feint of heart.
cptqueeg 12/30/21 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: The RV Demand Continues

We looked for about 2 weeks for a used 2021 Winnie Revel. (class B) Nearby dealer had a used one, 2500 miles, and was asking for the same amount as a new 2022. (And he was looking to rob us on our trade.) We found one w 15,000 miles, w far more after market stuff including double the Lithium batteries for $20,000 less. The dealer still has his.
cptqueeg 12/30/21 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: The RV Demand Continues

I told CW to pound sand, the other day. I think it's been a while since they've heard that. LOL
cptqueeg 12/15/21 02:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Very cool, hope you enjoy it for a long time.
cptqueeg 12/13/21 07:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: The RV market December 2021

How is the market shaping up for used and new RV's this winter? Has anyone noticed any increase in availability or willingness to sell for less than top dollar? I recently started shopping for a Class B and there seem to be some that have sat unsold for months and some have reduced asking prices. It appears you have found some for less than top dollar, start shootin offers. I thought you were after a TC though, just recently? My original plan was a 1T truck w a Hallmark pop-up TC, but I missed the boat at the beginning of the pandemic on both the camper and truck. I was just beginning my research on TC's as the pandemic started. We have "lost out" so the fomo is gone now. Last summer I stumbled on to a FWC as a temporary fix that I put on my existing Tundra. But the FWC seems to be a barely 3 season camper, which I could never use for ski trips. I also had intentions of towing a fishing boat, but sold the boat already. And I'll likely never draw a late season deer hunt in Idaho so the need for a really capable 4x4 TC is kinda out of the picture now. I'm not fond of the top heavy TCs like a NL or the other heavies that really require a DRW, although I haven't ruled that out completely yet. Based on our trips w the FWC I learned a lot about what we need and what we don't. So I shifted to the B's which sacrifice the capability of a 4x4 pu for the amenities of the B. We just made a trip to Camping World in Idaho Falls and the lot was packed w new RV's, but no buyers(must be Christmas shopping.) As everyone knows it's all a compromise and we're talking substantial amounts of money so I'm not wanting to eat the depreciation as well as face a weakening RV market on top of that should we decide that it's not for us. I'm pretty sure we'll see how it goes w the FWC for another season. Maybe folks will tire of #vanlife soon, but there are already some pretty nice used outfits that have been sitting waiting for buyers.
cptqueeg 12/08/21 09:28pm General RVing Issues
The RV market December 2021

How is the market shaping up for used and new RV's this winter? Has anyone noticed any increase in availability or willingness to sell for less than top dollar? I recently started shopping for a Class B and there seem to be some that have sat unsold for months and some have reduced asking prices.
cptqueeg 12/07/21 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lost a cooking bet

King Ranch Casserole, of course! King Ranch Casserole Recipe
cptqueeg 12/03/21 05:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Inflation in Mexico

Thanksgiving isn't celebrated here. To some degree, prices on tortillas are, "controlled," but at least in the state of Guerrero are allowed to fluctuate some. I understand MX doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving but the produce markets are intertwined so demand and supplies effect availability and price in CA, MX, and the US. A perfect example is carrots which are available from all 3 countries right now so a lack of US carrot production during Thanksgiving puts more pressure on CA and MX to make up the shortfall, thereby increasing prices and limiting availability.
cptqueeg 11/30/21 08:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Inflation in Mexico

Fresh produce prices are more indicative of supply and transportation issues rather than any overall inflation trend. Those prices can quickly change down although transportation is expensive and likely will remain so. Thanksgiving week in the US limits the output of produce while demand is peeking so that no doubt contributed to the price increases. Many packers of produce that is in storage have a 3, even a 2 1/2 day week for Thanksgiving so there is 40-50% reduction in output on commodities like potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, apples, etc reducing supplies during TGiving week. Aren't corn tortillas subsidized by the MX gov? I do agree that tortillas are a great inflation indicator whether they are subsidized or not, though.
cptqueeg 11/30/21 08:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Converting Honda generator to propane

Yes just did this on a Honda 2200 w Hutch Mountains kit. I run off a propane tank so mounting and the bulky regulator is not an issue. You must have access to the regulator to prime the genny before starting. It works well and I can do direct to my natural gas supply at home to keep the freezer running in event of a power outage.
cptqueeg 11/21/21 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: spring snow free

I would rather face snow than hordes of people. FYI Moab, Utah gets active w #vanlife probably in early April. And if it's too cold head south to the Grand Canyon and AZ desert, for example Organ Pipe National Monument.
cptqueeg 11/14/21 08:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

Generally squatters aren't pigs because they are trying to exceed the stay limits w/out being noticed by the public or USFS. There are a 1000 low key squatters for every mess like the one pictured in the link. Squatters are of 2 kinds. Locals that move their rig into position for dispersed camping early in the season and take it out as the snow flies. They basically commute to their RV for weekends throughout the season. This is a generational thing where these squatters start to teach the next generation that rules are for other people and unless you're caught it's all good. The 2nd group is seasonal workers. The expense and severe lack of housing for seasonal workers in mtn towns has led to more and more squatting. There is no easy answer. As we become more and more overcrowded every day the search for solitude and peace is ever more difficult. It's forcing me and others to think of where and when can I go that I won't be bothered, instead of what great American landscape to see.
cptqueeg 11/07/21 07:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

It's pathetic how little actual law enforcement gets done. The primary issue is the limited number of agents in the field to cover a vast landscape. The officers depend on staff and public info so the more leads they get the more effective they can be. More likely, the budget is spent on office staff rather than field agents. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want rangers constantly harassing legal campers but when there is a two-week limit, that limit should be strictly enforced. This kind of junkyard didn't happen overnight. This is why we can't have nice things. :( Law Enforcement has its own yearly budget, the vast majority of which is spent fielding a minimal amount of LEO's, not the back office staff. There is an ever increasing amount of pressure on dispersed camping areas especially near recreation or work; the evolving wildland-urban interface. Camp hosts can regulate length of stay fairly easily in a camp, but it's very difficult to keep track of all the dispersed camping areas. The restrictions on dispersed camping will tighten, the FS simply doesn't have the manpower to rely on strict enforcement to achieve compliance.
cptqueeg 11/05/21 11:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

That is not a camp site. That is a squatter site. Entirely on the forest service plate hers. No way was this accumulated in 14 days. Forest Service needs to monitor much more closely. The FS doesn't have money to increase the amount of LEO's. BTW it takes an extensive amount of time to build a case for squatting; it's a LOT easier said than done.
cptqueeg 11/05/21 07:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

Thanks. It sounds like you're doing about what I would be doing. That steep, rocky road looks like something I would probably stay away from. Over time I've become more conservative. Sometimes there's no resisting a challenge, though. :) Same here even w/out a camper; I have become much more conservative and less reluctant to walk over the years.
cptqueeg 11/04/21 05:36pm Truck Campers
RE: More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

It's pathetic how little actual law enforcement gets done. The primary issue is the limited number of agents in the field to cover a vast landscape. The officers depend on staff and public info so the more leads they get the more effective they can be.
cptqueeg 11/04/21 03:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Potential Pop-Up TC.....Thoughts on a Hallmark Guanella?

New to the group. My family (wife, teen, and young adult), currently camp in our 25' Outback TT. It is a great family camper and suits are needs well. We have been campers for many years. I am considering a used pop up TC for times when wife does not want to tag along on my fishing adventures (sometimes towing a boat). I found a used 2009 Guanella for sale. I went to see it last week. It's condition is well used, but not abused. Has AC, refer, stove, electric pop up, and whatever stock items were included. No black or gray tanks. It will need complete roof and sides reseal, cushions will need to be redone, and other misc repairs. Soft side vinyl does not appear to be torn anywhere. Asking $14,900. My uses will primarily be West/Southwest in Summer, Spring and Fall (CA, NV, AZ, NM, OR, WA, ID). I have a 2003 Ford F-350, Crew Cab, V10, 2WD. I do not camp in areas requiring 4X4. Thoughts on the asking price? What should I look for in a used Guanella? I am also considering used FWC Hawk models Thanks! There is a more recent guanella and others at Hallmarks used page. (scroll sll the way down) Hallmark pre owned
cptqueeg 10/27/21 03:09pm Truck Campers
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