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RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

"What Is Deferred Maintenance? More than $11.9 billion of repairs or maintenance on roads, buildings, utility systems, and other structures and facilities across the National Park System has been postponed for more than a year due to budget constraints. Collectively they are known as “deferred maintenance.” Addressing deferred maintenance is a critical focus area of our core mission to preserve parks and provide a world-class visitor experience. In addition to funding appropriated to the National Park Service for construction and deferred maintenance projects, the Great American Outdoors Act, passed on August 4, 2020, established a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund that will help address deferred maintenance needs in the National Park System. With adequate funding and proper investment, deferred maintenance can be reduced to a manageable level. Status National Park Service (NPS) deferred maintenance increased by $313 million (about 2.7 percent) in fiscal year 2018 (from October 2017 to September 2018.) Deferred maintenance increased because needs exceeded our capacity to address the work. As of September 30, 2018, deferred maintenance totaled $11.92 billion. It can be broken down into two categories: Paved roads and structures: $6.15 billion Includes bridges, tunnels, paved parking areas, and paved roadways All other facilities: $5.77 billion Includes buildings, housing, campgrounds, trails, waste water systems, water systems, unpaved roads, unpaved parking areas, utility systems, dams, constructed waterways, marinas, aviation systems, railroads, ships, monuments, fortifications, towers, interpretive media, and amphitheaters"
cptqueeg 06/22/21 08:58pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

Must,,,,,,resist........the ........rancid......... bait!!!!!! LOL
cptqueeg 06/22/21 04:52pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

This is the reason they make the MegaCab. Isn't the Mega part aft of the rear seats?
cptqueeg 06/22/21 03:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cab/living area COLD weather insulation - comforter?

I question whether the thickness of the quilt is a relevant factor. Obviously stopping the cold air from moving to the living area is important, but is thickness helpful? The windshield cover and closing the AC ducts in the cab are good ideas.
cptqueeg 06/22/21 02:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: new camper needs help!

To the guys that recommended pop-ups, wouldn't an older TT be a good option as well? Local pop-up $5800
cptqueeg 06/21/21 07:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: It's hot!

The prospect of 4 months of heat and smoke w a month of pollen allergies on either end forced my hand. I met w my HVAC guy today about adding the condensers to my home system. I didn't think it would be necessary to add cooling at 6300', but I guess I have to.
cptqueeg 06/21/21 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

When Donald Trump was President, he donated his annual salary to the Nat'l Park Service. Not a lot of money to the NPS total budget, but nice gesture showing he was aware of their problems. Indeed a nice gesture. And he added some more of his own from his personal wealth to round it off to $100,00 since it's just $78,000. I'm not one to tell anyone what to do with their own money, but I would have preferred his administration did not cut $2 billion out of the national parks budget while giving big business $1 trillon in tax cuts that promised economic boom that did not happen. And a bit of irony, it's when the NPS is asking for funds just to address these maintenance backlogs. 3 card monte......wish people would learn. $750.00, that's seven hundred and fifty dollars, in federal taxes for a YEAR. Yes and presidential salary is $400,000 not $78,000. Plus $50,000 for expenses. And while it may not be nearly enough, look at what the other party has actually given from their own pockets, from Obama, to SlowJoe to Harris, NONE give as much as Trump did. You may not like him, but from a personal standpoint, he has done/donated more than any others for the last 30 years. Wow...... "The Bidens paid about $3.7 million and $1.5 in taxes for 2017 and 2018, respectively — about a third of their adjusted gross income. They gave roughly $1 million and $275,000 to charity in 2017 and 2018, respectively." Compared w $750.00?????? SMH
cptqueeg 06/21/21 03:57pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Understanding towing weights?

Ok, first, big thanks to JIMNLIN! He pointed me to the 2021 GM Online Order Guide where I could find all the detailed info I could not find in other brochures or sources. All right there together. Thanks to everyone for your help and advice. I had to get to this spot understanding the how and why, now I feel like I'm there. I won't go all into our trailer choice, but suffice it to say, it's way over anything I thought we'd ever do. 34'3", 12,995 GVWR. The truck need list; fit into our garage, safely/legally tow our trailer, and not be a PITA to drive when not towing. My preference was 3/4 ton diesel because I knew (from owning my old 1500HD 6.0L for 20 yrs) would fit in the garage and be enjoyable to drive. The towing capability part? That I didn't know at all. After your help and JIMNLIN's, now I can list my choices and understand them. Our new truck will be a 3500HD 4x4 diesel SB SRW GMC. Compared to the 2500HD; curb weight +128, RR GAWR +650, max trailer weight +2800, payload +622, and cost MSRP +$1200. The 3500 will easily check all the boxes on my list and give us a little extra wiggle room for the safety/confidence factor, for almost no difference in $$. A truck with DRW LB would require extensive remodel or a new garage. All that, and we got it done in less that 4 pages! LOL! I really do appreciate everyone's willingness to help us. Safe travels! Steve Yes payload is the limiting factor. Forget the 3/4T. There is no reason to buy a 3/4T vs a 1T to tow a 34' FW. In 6 pages from now we'll be discussing a 350/3500 and whether it should be a SRW or DRW. ;) I thought it was done on the 4th post, just a few mins over an hour from your OP. ;) I do understand and find it very comforting to understand all the deets behind the decision, though and appreciate the sharing of knowledge here.
cptqueeg 06/21/21 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

When Donald Trump was President, he donated his annual salary to the Nat'l Park Service. Not a lot of money to the NPS total budget, but nice gesture showing he was aware of their problems. Indeed a nice gesture. And he added some more of his own from his personal wealth to round it off to $100,00 since it's just $78,000. I'm not one to tell anyone what to do with their own money, but I would have preferred his administration did not cut $2 billion out of the national parks budget while giving big business $1 trillon in tax cuts that promised economic boom that did not happen. And a bit of irony, it's when the NPS is asking for funds just to address these maintenance backlogs. 3 card monte......wish people would learn. $750.00, that's seven hundred and fifty dollars, in federal taxes for a YEAR.
cptqueeg 06/18/21 05:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

YS _ "Best news to feed into our hope so far. I've not seen it yet on the parks I've camped but yeah, bureaucracy kind of slow to cascade into field work and projects. And good priorities and intent too on addressing backlogs. I was camping in remote area (yeah, not operated by concessionnaire that would prove unprofitable for them) of Yosemite and there were campsites that's unusable the upkeep was way lacking. Politics aside, there are just administrations whose very supportive of the outdoors and the environment and put it both in their policy and budget priorities. Thanks for the info." the rest of the story Why am I not surprised.
cptqueeg 06/18/21 09:42am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Understanding towing weights?

Then 4 pages after that we'll talk you into a 450/4500.
cptqueeg 06/17/21 09:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Understanding towing weights?

Yes payload is the limiting factor. Forget the 3/4T. There is no reason to buy a 3/4T vs a 1T to tow a 34' FW. In 6 pages from now we'll be discussing a 350/3500 and whether it should be a SRW or DRW. ;)
cptqueeg 06/17/21 09:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

NY and NJ have different rules about right of way entering a roundabout so areas near the state borders are slightly more chaotic than normal. An example is near the Bear Mtn Bridge just south of West Point. I've been known to go around a couple times to be sure I pick the right exit.
cptqueeg 06/17/21 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

Great American Outdoors Act has assured some funding. "would guarantee that the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund receives its annual $900 million allocation and also set aside $9.5 billion over five years to tackle a longstanding maintenance backlog in the national parks." This bill was passed because of the p word. Had it not been needed for p reasons it would have failed. In other words "they were against it, before they were for it."
cptqueeg 06/17/21 07:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

To stay "Non Political" About this, simply consider the most vocal Gimme groups, from Race, to Sexual Orientation, gender issues, to even the Eco nuts, they ALL demand money for their pet issue. It's all about MY issue, not the good of the nation as a whole, and the National Parks are a part of that Nation as a whole. Even something as straightforward as infrastructure is now turned into daycare programs and abortion questions. The people making all the noise don't care about you, or what you want. That is LOL ridiculous. It's really the people w the power that don't care about you.
cptqueeg 06/17/21 07:11pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Takes guts to post video like this.

There is a LOT more to learn from that video than to use truck stops and being cognizant of tail swing.
cptqueeg 06/16/21 04:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

Locals here become friends w the hosts at non-reserved FS campgrounds so they get a call when something opens. The host typically puts the lawn chairs out to hold the spot until the camper shows up. sounds like a good approach Home field advantage. It seems a little selfish to me.
cptqueeg 06/16/21 03:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

Locals here become friends w the hosts at non-reserved FS campgrounds so they get a call when something opens. The host typically puts the lawn chairs out to hold the spot until the camper shows up.
cptqueeg 06/15/21 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

Instant pot is a far more useful tool than an airfryer. We've been "camping" at home in a temp kitchen set up in the garage for the last 6 months. The airfyrer is a convection oven only. Now that we're moved back in to a real kitchen the air fryer won't make it out of the garage, but the IP made it to a closet in the kitchen.
cptqueeg 06/14/21 08:46am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Moving to a 5th Wheel

snip.... to the original poster, I have a 1 ton single rear wheel and I have 4500Lbs of payload but that is a specal order payload package and hard to find. if you dont mined driving a dualy then just buy one and you can towany 5th you find, but at least get a 1 ton over a 3/4 ton. you might find somthing thats in the capacity of the 3/4 ton but the extra stifness in the 1 ton is worth its weight in gold. plus up here 1 ton trucks are cheeper than 3/4 when you buy new as they are exempt the luxery tax. Steve Steve, What's the "special order payload package"? And which brand offers it? I'd like to order one, it would be $$$ cheaper than replacing DRW w super single. Thanks, Paul
cptqueeg 06/13/21 11:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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