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RE: Will Fed shutdown bar access to Nat Forests? Nat Parks?

snip..... it is the usual "funding It would be difficult to shift blame in that case. Your statement is just another one of McConnell's many double standards w no basis in reality. It's going to take 10 GOP senators to raise the debt ceiling - neither party can wash their hands of it should the .gov shutdown or default.
cptqueeg 09/24/21 03:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Route advice

Leaving on Sunday morning the GWB will be fine, (hopefully it's a 4pm game.) iirc the toll is westbound on the Verrazano. Arrivals at the game are spread out, it's the end of the 3rd qtr when the Jets fans have had enough so they will leave en masse.
cptqueeg 09/23/21 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Route advice

The day of the week and time of day is important. Inbound to Manhasset you want to be crossing the Throgs Neck NLT 2pm on a weekday. Weekend mornings especially Sunday are the best of the daylight hours to travel on LI. Outbound to the George Washington Bridge is best before 2pm on weekdays. I think trucks/trailers are upper level only on the bridge. There is no toll on the GWB westbound. On Sundays one must be careful of the Jets/Giants game time if at home in the Meadowlands south of the GWB. That must be avoided completely. Have your EZ Pass loaded up w $$$. If it's raining go earlier. If you miss the the TNB continue on to the Whitestone Bridge which is a couple miles west of the TNB. DO NOT GET ON ANY HIGHWAY THAT IS NAMED A PARKWAY. They run parallel to both 95 and 495. Take your time, remain calm, and look over the map in detail beforehand.
cptqueeg 09/23/21 06:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

OSP are primarily funded by user fees and a small % of lottery revenue and there is no sales tax in OR. Users need to pay up to maintain and/or expand the system. It's ALWAYS easier to raise fees and taxes on non-residents, ie non-voters. Just like ID Dept Fish and Game, which does not get funding from the ID state general tax revenue which forces the IDFG to raise fees ($75 non-res tag for 1 sage grouse this year!!!!) and offer way more tags (deer) than the population can support to generate revenue to fund their operation. Last year the non-res elk tag which was ~$450 is right around $750 for 2021.
cptqueeg 09/23/21 02:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

Try buying a non-resident fishing or hunting license or tag if you want to know what real price discouragement for non-residents is. I find it funny that some take the higher non-res fees personally, yet at the same time demand more quality and new places to camp due to overcrowding.
cptqueeg 09/22/21 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Hwy 93 from Missoula to Salmon, ID.

A good portion of it is right alongside the Salmon River so it is a little twisty-turny but very doable as long as you don't take the curves too fast. When we did it a few years back in our 40' Phaeton pulling a Jeep, we found it to be very enjoyable and scenic. We spent a couple of nights at the Canyon Pines RV Resort about 9 miles south of Riggins and stayed in site 31 which is a pull-through right on the river and found it to be delightful, however there was no cell service when we were there though there may be now. Riggins is on 95 no where near Salmon on 93, but they are both adjacent to the Salmon River.
cptqueeg 09/21/21 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Where is everybody?

Right here in Idaho, archery elk season last's till 9/30, and then off to Yellowstone and parts unknown. Will be back for opening day of ski season though.
cptqueeg 09/17/21 06:24pm Snowbirds
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

The last couple of years we've been amazed at the crowds in those shoulder months. "amazed" - meaning crowded or not crowded? Like new monthly visitation records September 2020 and again May 2021. :( That's what I figured. I'll be there mid-October myself.
cptqueeg 09/16/21 10:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

We've spent a fair amount of visiting Yellowstone, but mostly May/Sept/Oct. We usually stay at Rocky Mountain RV Park in Gardiner for access to the northern part of the Park, especially for wildlife in the Lamar Valley. And we like Grizzly RV in West Yellowstone for visiting the southern half of the park. Fishing Bridge is more central, but it is a HUGE park and exploring from any base means a lot of driving. The last couple of years we've been amazed at the crowds in those shoulder months. June to August will likely be very crowed, and traffic and parking will be an issue. Besides Yellowstone, we like Devil's Tower, the Tetons and Cody for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museums. We always try to visit the Black hills in South Dakota while in that area. "amazed" - meaning crowded or not crowded?
cptqueeg 09/16/21 08:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

Pssst..... there's horse flies out there too!!! They'll emerge right after the skeeters. They will take off w your elbow if you don't smash them first. LOL
cptqueeg 09/15/21 04:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class A Low Bridge Accident

I've seen this type of accident many times w OTR and MD trucks. Professional drivers make this mistake every day. It's usually due to unfamiliarity w the area, stress, and using a regular GPS/Waze/ggl maps instead of a dedicated truck/RV GPS. Prob time for the MH driver and wife to get off the road though or stick to MT where everything is bigger. Btwn the 2 of them they have been able to not wreck.
cptqueeg 09/15/21 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have you camped near Nevada's high wildernesses?

The town of Jarbridge was pretty cool 40 years ago. We traveled from Twin Falls, ID to fight a forest fire near Mary's River and it was no stress making it there in 2wd. The area is pretty neat and obviously remote. I would like to go back now that I'm somewhat close to the area. The BLM and USFS travel plan maps will give good info about when, where, and which vehicles can travel. Jarbidge Ranger District
cptqueeg 09/15/21 03:59pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

At least you can ward off the skeeters, but what about the onslaught of people after 4th of July?
cptqueeg 09/15/21 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Domiciling in California

Eric Anderson 10923 Progress Ct(address of the US Post Office) Unit 1234 (your PO Box Number) Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 I like Eric's idea, the USPS delivers packages sent by UPS, FedEX and others to residences. My Mail Carrier explained the code on the label when delivery services transport packages but don't want to deliver them. I'd like to note how this thread is going. The thing of note here is that nobody who has responded, is trying to avoid taxes. That is where most folks get tripped up. Eric is the OP. I just used his name and location in the example.
cptqueeg 09/13/21 07:50am Full-time RVing
RE: Domiciling in California

Use the street address of the US Post Office where your po Box is located and add the Box number in the second line of the address. That should make your address suitable for iPostal and others. We do this primarily for packages which even if sent via fedex or ups most are actually delivered to the post office. Eric Anderson 10923 Progress Ct(address of the US Post Office) Unit 1234 (your PO Box Number) Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
cptqueeg 09/12/21 10:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Redarc DC-DC Battery Charger

Really want to thank NRALFR for his dedication to this thread and posting the link in my related thread. And thanks to all the others that contributed as well. I learned a LOT.
cptqueeg 08/27/21 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

Cptqueeg you might be interested in this old topic of mine that I started in 2018 when I installed a Redarc 25 amp DC-DC charger in my TC, then updated in 2021 when I upgraded it to a 40 amp. I’ve always had problems running the fridge in this TC on LP while driving at highway speeds. The flame kept getting blown out, and after trying all the fixes and modifications, I gave up and started running it in AC mode from an inverter. The 25 amp I first installed was just barely enough amps as long as I didn’t set the fridge thermostat too cold. I eventually decided I wanted a bigger model Redarc as there were some other power needs besides just the fridge, so I installed the 40 amp. 40 amps is enough that I can set the thermostat on its lowest setting, and still have some charging capacity left over to keep the camper battery fully charged. Redarc DC-DC Charger Install :):) Looked at the old thread briefly and I will look it over thoroughly. Thanks for posting the link.
cptqueeg 08/26/21 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

OP, yea, you are way off. Let's just start over. You really don't need to pre-anything anything. There is no alternator that will run an AC unit, and fewer AC units that run off of DC anyway, and a worse idea is to use an inverter to "fix" this... AC will cool the camper down quick enough, or just crank up that generator at the second to last stop and pre-cool with ordinary means. Unless you drive all day you can even just turn the fridge off for the drive. OR the camper battery will run the AC element on the fridge a few hours, though not ideal, and the vehicle will supplement this. Many just use propane while driving for the fridge. My propane never gets turned off on trips, drive or parked, unless I am changing tanks on a single. Others will wet their pants at the mere mention of doing this. 130 amps is, or used to be, called an ambulance alternator, and provides plenty of power for all their lights and medical equipment just fine, even before LED lighting. You have between 90 to 130 amp alternator already. Your real issue/problem is the tiny little wires going to your trailer feeding it 12 volts. Fix this and many issues are solved. Do a Forum Search for how to on this topic. Don't pre heat or pre cool. Just suck it up. Got it, thanks.
cptqueeg 08/26/21 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

Planning a TC build so really not a long wire run. I would have thought that one could at least run the fridge (pre-cooled and loaded w cool and frozen food) while towing w/out decreasing the SOC in the house batts.
cptqueeg 08/26/21 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

The plans for the new build include a DC-DC charger, 2000w inverter, and 2 100Ah LiPo, w 400 w solar. I understand heavy gauge wiring is necessary to get the full benefit out of the alternator generated power. I have a generator to cover myself when we run into cloudy conditions, shaded campsites and heavy draw. And not even thinking about using the AC w out the generator running. Also plan exclusively on non-electrified campsites.
cptqueeg 08/26/21 12:11pm General RVing Issues
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