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RE: Nascar Follies

They don't give trophies for 2nd place in auto racing.
gtnsmlr 10/20/21 10:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Replacement Water Pump

Since you can get one anywhere anytime why bother with an extra. I replaced mine this year because it had started leaking a tiny bit. It was still working and quiet after 20 years. I did fix it and put it in the garage. Hoarder!!!!! My pump fried when I was camping more than 75 miles from the nearest replacement. It took me 15 minutes to install the spare I had...
gtnsmlr 10/07/21 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Generators for 5er

I carry a 6.5 kw Honda in the back of the truck in an all weather enclosure, installed a remote start and it runs everything just fine. Only drawback ,if you're boondocking in 100+ weather you'll be going thru 4-8 gallons a day running ACs, we stay mostly in state parks and most of those have 50A power. In 4 years fulltiming we put about 600 hrs on it and have never regretted the purchase.
gtnsmlr 09/27/21 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Down Sizing

Good luck. After two years full time we got ride of everything we did not touch for those two years. It was about 40% not counting pots and pans (I like to cook) and we eat like kings.
gtnsmlr 08/13/21 08:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Nomadland Film

I found that movie a bit dark and brooding compared t my experiences.
gtnsmlr 08/13/21 08:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Route planning help

South Dakota DOT will have all the info you need.
gtnsmlr 08/09/21 06:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Oregon, Bend to The Dalles

We'll be driving from Bend to the The Dalles in a few weeks and I'm thinking of taking the 97 To the 197 towing a 39' fiver, how's the drive? Any concerns or recommendations?
gtnsmlr 08/08/21 05:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Electric bikes !!

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor. The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20. I can set my max to whatever I want
gtnsmlr 08/08/21 01:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone noticed

My wife and I have been on the road for a few weeks, we went up I-5 from Los Angeles and over to the central Oregon coast and now down into California on 101. We think that we have seen a larger number of high end class A's that appear brand new than ever before. I'm talking clean, dirt free wheel wells and running gear new. I'm thinking that the owners are new to the life style and bought way over their heads, that, or the average RVer just can't afford to travel right now. We're in an ocean/bay front park right now, nothing special, no trees or hedges dividing the spaces, no paved roads, only about a 8'X8' pad next to the parking spot, no gravel or paving to park on in the sites just dirt, no fire rings, just dead grass but it is an ocean/bay front park with great views. Normally we are among rigs similar to ours, a few years old gassers with a little wear and tear, not this trip, DP's all over very clean and stately, in what if it were not for the views is a low end park with no facilities to speak of, not what we are accustomed to seeing. The number of really big trailers is also greater than normal. It just seems that it has been this way since we left home. Ya ever wonder what they all think of you when you pull in???
gtnsmlr 08/02/21 06:49pm RV Lifestyle
RE: belly liner repair

I used 1/2 x2 wood strips and small drywall screw for future access.
gtnsmlr 07/29/21 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric bikes !!

Biktrix Juggernaut Ultra 1000 Pro, 1500W peak output. I've got a few thousand miles on it so far, have yet to find a hill it won't climb. It's good for anything up to blue diamond single track but, the fat tires do get in the way sometimes. It will do 40mph on flat ground. Only one downside, if you're not shifting properly, it will eat the drivetrain.
gtnsmlr 07/27/21 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon State Parks Fire/open flame ban!

I would advise anyone camping in the woods to do a serious evaluation of just how fast they can roll up and bug out at a moments notice.
gtnsmlr 07/21/21 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Hauling bicycles I've shredded a few, this one fits 2 big ebikes like a glove, very little flapping
gtnsmlr 06/15/21 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maybe a new low?

Had the same problem. I got some nice 1/2 inch thick maple and put the blocking on the surface with a little foo foo detail and stained to match. Going on two years of fulltiming and still holding strong, I weigh close to 300.
gtnsmlr 05/21/21 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

We're full timers, 5 months a year we cruise the SPs. Been thinking about getting a tote a dooty for a few years now, still thinking...
gtnsmlr 05/13/21 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running Inverter Generator Safely From Pickup

I built a secure and weatherproof box that's bolted to the bed, it's properly ducted and has run fine in all weather for 700 plus
gtnsmlr 05/13/21 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running Inverter Generator Safely From Pickup
gtnsmlr 05/13/21 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dealing with campground reservations

We are fulltimers. Booking for this year has been a chore as the reservation widows have been a moving target but , we know where we wanted to be (mostly state parks) and finally got the year programmed and reserved all the way out to the middle of October. Then bail down the coast to AZ
gtnsmlr 05/08/21 04:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Transferring fresh water when dry camping

I have 3 7gal blue jugs with one of the caps rigged with a valve and hose. I back the truck up to the filler on the trailer and stack one jug on the edge of the bed side, insert the hose and open the valve, no muss no fuss or, stack two jugs on the tailgate to get the required height to drain the jug.
gtnsmlr 05/06/21 09:04pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: CA Redwoods Area for a 42' FW

The KOA just north of Crecent City make a great staging area as most the parks are a good day trip.
gtnsmlr 05/06/21 08:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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