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RE: What's changed about camping?

Think twice, or a whole lot more times, about moving to Montana/Idaho/Wyoming/Washington to avoid the crowds. It can be very appealing in the summer. In the winter, you'll wonder why you moved. It's cold, it's dark, it's windy, it's snowy, and the locals don't much care for you being there. Canada is closed to us because the US is stupid about the CoVid-19. I can't blame them one bit. I had trips planned to BC and the Yukon. RV sales are up but where are those buyers going with their RVs? What's changed about camping is simply this: there are more people doing it and more people abusing it. Well said! A friend went up to the local FS campground to scout around for huckleberries..Because of the budgets and Covid,there was no camp host in the FS campground..He came home the next day upset..People with loud dirt bikes running the campground at will and lot's of partying and drinking all day long..All from out of state,none from Idaho.. That is why I never use a FS or any other type campground,dispersed camping only is just like it used to be 50 years ago...
jaycocreek 08/03/20 08:12am RV Lifestyle
RE: What's changed about camping?

We would load up for a week of camping and head up from Chico on highway 32 and drive into some forest service roads to spots my parents had known for years. Those places were remote mountain meadows with flowing streams and beaver ponds for fishing and exploring. Nothing but good memories and the truck camper my parents had fit in their short bed half ton 4x4. As I try to replicate this experience for my kids, I am finding it difficult to do. Granted part of my problem is location. Location is everything. We do now just as you did as a kid here in Idaho..Campgrounds are loaded with nut jobs and I never use them.. We camp only in remote mountain places with creeks and lakes that most do not know of and do not go... Dispersed camping only for this truck camper and why I own one.
jaycocreek 08/02/20 02:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Comprehensive mobile app for campsites/grounds/rules

Go to the Sawtooth national forest page on the net and you will see the campgrounds for that forest. Sawtooth National forest campgrounds
jaycocreek 07/30/20 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda2000 in an Onan compartment

This topic is always immuzing..My last Class C had the generator compartment and the exhaust directly under the large sliding dinette window.. The exhaust was flush with the exterior siding directly under the window.. I can't see a problem running a honda in a sealed generator compartment with the exhaust pointed away or even bedder,on a sliding tray where it comes out of the compartment partially.. But then again,there are those who believe a Wave catalytic heater will kill you even though thousands of people use them in there RV..
jaycocreek 07/28/20 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: shifting camper

I always check the tension on the front happi jack turnbuckles after I have driven it..There supposed to be a certain compression for proper use...I don't want more or less compression.. Easy to check and well worth the time...
jaycocreek 07/23/20 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: Front hitch to carry motorcycle

I've got a 2000 F250 diesel shortbed with a FWC camper. The camper sticks out about 12" beyond the bed of the truck, just enough that I can't use a rear motorcycle hitch carrier/mototote without some sort of extension. The extension adds wobble and reduces carrying capacity enough that it doesn't look like it's a good idea. Put a Reese solid bar extension on the rear,there rated way heavier than your bike is..Then put a wobble stopper on it for the wobble they sometimes give.. My 18" is rated for 400# and 600# with WD if memory serves..
jaycocreek 07/22/20 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Rust

The problem here is 99% of the posters have much heavier truck campers than you and I and probably 99.9% of them,money is no problem..The earlier truck campers up around 10ft plus,used nothing but stake pocket tie downs,in the old days..The big ones were around 4,000 plus some change and it worked as long as you had a non-slip type pad under it.. Bottom line..That CL listing is a steal for a name brand like Torklift and the guy seems honest.. My TC is as heavy as yours or maybe heavier and I do just fine with bed mounted(not frame) tie downs although,if I went bigger or slides,I would put a front belly bar on rather than the bed only points or beef up what I have.. Truck campers can be a money pit if you do not use common sense..
jaycocreek 07/21/20 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: After 25 years the water heater - UPDATE page 5

What is the auto-relight 6 gallon water heater the 945 and 480 supposedly has as standard?..Mine also lights from outside.. height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 07/21/20 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: After 25 years the water heater - UPDATE page 5

Were kinda old school using creek water for most everything... Now that is painting pretty nasty picture.... Backpacking or hunting way back in on horses is only done with creek water that is filtered for drinking and boiled for enjoy packing water and running the creek water through a quality filter like a Sawyer and then putting ultraviolet light to it to kill the makes camping more fun to me than totally relying on an RV..This winter I made up a gravity feed for creek water larger quantities.. We all have our own ideas how camping should be..I was raised the way I do it..
jaycocreek 07/20/20 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: After 25 years the water heater - UPDATE page 5

I lucked out and was only camping fr a few days. It only leaked when I had the pump on and I was able to keep a dry towel under it to keep the cabinet dry. When you replace the WH,be sure to put a bypass on it..With a bypass when that happens with the pump on,you can bypass it without the leaks..I need to put one on mine but in the two years I have had this TC,I have only used the hot water heater once.. Were kinda old school using creek water for most everything...
jaycocreek 07/20/20 04:24pm Truck Campers
RE: 95 Kodiak Truck Camper and 6.75” bed

8.6 foot TC on shortbed..Yes...9.6 foot TC on shortbed..?..I'm sure it will work but never seen it so I can't really say..
jaycocreek 07/20/20 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: Airbags not working with overloads

I had the same issue and I wanted an inexpensive fix... So I decided to do this with items I had on hand: height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 07/20/20 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: New to Truck Camping

I can offer you an example how it is with mine..Payload 4600#/Lance 9.6 2659# which is very accurate in this case..By the time I have all my tools etc in the truck and the fairly light truck camper loaded ready to camp with the wife and dog..I am within 100-150# of being at max GVWR.. That's how it works and why so many are overweight..A fairly light truck camper with everything full on a pickup that has all the necessities..
jaycocreek 07/19/20 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: Start of an Adventure with an S & S 8SC

Nice..I have never bought an RV that i didn't I immediately do the roof the very next day..You can do the inside anytime but you want to keep any future water out of the inside of the camper.. Enjoy that truck and camper.
jaycocreek 07/15/20 12:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

What is a wheel gun? A revolver aka with a round cylinder that holds the bullets instead of a clip..
jaycocreek 07/15/20 10:24am Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

How many of you who responded to the OP have EVER had to shoot an animal in when camping "with miles and miles of wilderness around"? How many of you have EVER had to even get your firearm out in response to an animal? I'd really like to know. No political agenda here at all whatsoever. I have..Grandjean Idaho with horses..The local guides cook shot a black bear out of a tree with his .38 just wounding it..The fish and game officer came by our camp warning of a wounded bear and suggesting we move...That evening the bear got into our horses and when we went to intervene,it charged and succumbed to one well placed bullet.. I camp in the boonies where anything can happen..Wild places where there are few,if any people and always lots of wild game..Just a couple years ago we had a bear come down into camp by a back country air strip and went after the dogs and when I came out to intervene,it skedaddled up the hill..I put down the gun and tried to get a picture of it..I have it somewhere... It happens in the true wilderness all the time.. height=440 width=640 Or near backcountry air strips.. height=440 width=640
jaycocreek 07/15/20 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

Being attacked while boondocking in the wilderness is about on par with being struck by lighting. Pretty much..Although one time we were out on the horses hunting and when we came back to camp in the evening,one of the truck campers was tore up pretty bad from a bear trying to in thru the top vent to get to the bacon grease from the knucklehead's breakfast..He called the Fish and Game and they took hair samples from the aluminum TC the bear left..Turned out to be a grizzly that Idaho officially did not have at that time...LOL When I am in the Wilderness area of the Selway-Bitteroot and the Frank Church I always carry my BFR wheel gun in 45-70...When not,the wife has the 45acp and I the .357 Mag...Plenty of 22's for plinking...Firearms are a great addon to truck camping and family fun..
jaycocreek 07/15/20 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

I have wondered why there has not been more firearm/hunting questions in the truck camper forum as a truck camper is the only RV I have ever owned without the room or closets for long guns for hunting..Very limited on space especially for 24" barreled rifles other than on the bunk or in the truck cab.. As the op mentioned,the TC can get back in where the other RV's cannot and why I own one, but firearm/ammo space is very limited for those wilderness surprises..
jaycocreek 07/15/20 07:30am Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

When camping as the lone camper with miles of wilderness around, do you feel safer with a loaded firearm handy? Or is having the magazine ready to slide in a better option? X3 for training..I was born and raised hunting in the backcountry..Hunting handguns are almost always,wheel guns in larger calibers..Semi auto's can do it with shot placement and a proper bullet but not recommended..An acquaintance did kill a charging Brown bear with a 9MM but he is an Alaskan Bear guide with hundreds of bears under his belt.. To your question..Since you were talking magazines you are talking semi auto handguns..I always have the clip in and barrel empty ready to slide one in if necessary..That's called the Israel method..Carrying one in the chamber is asking for trouble and accidents especially for those with little to no firearm experience.. We just had a Grizzly spotted within a mile or so of town..LOL..People were and are over reacting to it..Most wild animals run off at the first site of a human or the sound of a barking dog..I have been around a lot of bears and have shot quite a few and I see no threat or have I ever even on horseback with spooked horses..I was more worried about the horses dumping me than the bear...I could go on about this but I won't... So,in answer to your question..Clip in barrel empty or better yet,get a wheel gun in a proper caliber to carry with you in the remote wilderness you are talking about..
jaycocreek 07/15/20 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Who's hitting the road this summer?

Nice..Thumbs up...It's always good to see someone out camping in there truck camper..
jaycocreek 07/13/20 06:01pm Truck Campers
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