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RE: 2005 Lance 845

Remember too, carry enough water for your travels, then fill tank at destination. Thirty-six gallons equal 270 lbs. Save yourself 200 lbs with less water on the road. Shop main groceries often. Take minimal heavy tools. A few necessary tools, fine, but you can load up a few hundred pounds of metal if you overdo it. Pack light, laundry more often. Little things like that make a lighter load. You could save 500 lbs if you load TC and truck with a little forethought. Think also, heavier weight cruising around local camping area roads at 30 mph is a lot less dangerous than heavy weight on a highway at 65 mph too. Load water and groceries at your location, and dump before you leave. Fill water at next CG.
monkey44 06/15/21 09:31am Truck Campers
RE: 2005 Lance 845

We have a 2008 Lance 845 ... We pack fairly light, but still run about 3000 lbs loaded. We haul it on a Chevy 2500HD w-60K miles on it and the only mod is Bilstein shocks. Never have an issue, highway or off-highway, although, we don't off-road much anymore. BFG 285 AT 'E' Tires ... Not sure why anyone beefs up a truck so much unless you have trouble hauling the weight you carry. Yes, safety is always an issue, and if it felt unsafe, we would beef it up. It doesn't. Could trucks hauling TC's use a few 'beefs', sure, but not always necessary. Driver training and driving care is always helpful if you need it.
monkey44 06/14/21 12:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Driverless vehicles in Yellowstone

Wonder what happens when you ask it a question?
monkey44 06/14/21 06:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generators!! Yes YOU!

When I was campground host back in 2014 up above Truckee, CA. We were instructed to let generator run past posted hours if violator say they're on CPAP. This rule was dictated by ADA. No exceptions. So, everyone heading to doc to get script for CPAP so they can run their genny. Kinda like the folks who get a red-white jacket or sweater or sox, put it on the pet and call it a 'service dog', or 'service parrot' or 'service hamster' and take it everywhere. Never saw so many folks needing comfort and service. Before you jump on me, I agree, some folks need guide dogs and other support, but I'd bet a dollar on every legitimate 'service animal' I see vs a dollar for every one that is a simple pet, I'd never have to work.
monkey44 06/13/21 08:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Driverless vehicles in Yellowstone

We've been to most all national parks over the years. Probably go back to camping in national forests sooner than ride a shuttle. If the parks are that crowded, it's not a great experience anyway, unless you've never been there.
monkey44 06/11/21 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Screws backing out

Yup, lots of toothpicks. But: Like the clique says -- Take your time and do it right once. Or, hurry and do it twice.
monkey44 06/10/21 08:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Screws backing out

All three above ... stick glue and toothpicks, let dry completely. Then a slightly larger screw. Be careful the screw is one size fatter but not longer. Another method. IF easy access, remove screw, drill slightly larger hole, then glue and punch in a hardwood dowel - a tight fit. Then drill pilot hole and a new screw.
monkey44 06/10/21 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Back before cellphones

We never needed that kind of coordination in early pre-cell phone days. With cell phones come the crowds, or maybe the ability to plan with web information and the emerging of more technology helps. Once the RV stampede across all of USA as the RV matured into a condo on wheels, then it almost necessitates the complexity of organizing your trips. If we had no smart phones, we probably could not organize well enough, and therefore, less crowds and less need for smart phones. Chicken before the egg, or which is it??
monkey44 06/09/21 05:43pm RV Lifestyle
RE: The Home Depot is my new Amazon

Recently I needed some stain for my fence. I could drive 10 miles to HD and pay $29.99 for a gallon…. Or, have then deliver it to my door 2 day later for no additional cost. Which way should I go  :? I would drive 10 miles and pick up the stain. If you go in person you know what you are getting and not something picked/shipped by a new employee who thinks all stains are the same. What? If I order a gallon of CWF someone will send me a gallon of ACE Wood Royal? Come on man lol. I have gotten what I have ordered 100% of the time no matter if it's paint or a pair of underwear. If you order underwear, make sure you specify no one is wearing them.
monkey44 06/08/21 07:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Smal lBird Nestng on Porch Fan

Take photo. Also. When NOT nesting, move nest a slight distance toward where you want it over several nesting seasons. Not a simple task, but may work. If you destroy it, the birds will probably rebuild it. If you move it slightly, it might work. We tried to move an osprey nest once, built on a light pole for our high school baseball field. Osprey pair returned from the south, carried the pieces of the nest we moved one by one back to the light pole and rebuild the nest. Ospreys are a protected species, so we had to meet guidelines. Eventually, we moved the night games to day games. The ospreys finally left and abandoned the nest about five years later.
monkey44 06/06/21 03:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: I-95 rest area parking for RV

Been traveling this country for fifty years in our camper. Have only once been asked to leave a rest stop. One time, and have spent many, many nights or hours taking a nap. Always on the way somewhere, not camping. ONE night or a few hours. DON'T CAMP ... just find a quiet spot and rest / nap. Then get on your way. Rest stops are for everyone, short term. Yes, Truckers need rest stops, but so do others. Truckers have truck stops too. Everyone needs a break, everyone gets a break. Don't abuse it ...
monkey44 06/06/21 03:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best/Favorite RV Resort

Hey Jonas, Born in Boston, Red Sox fan - American League. And, Brooklyn Dodgers fan - National League. Moved to SFV 1956, became LA Dodgers fan ... Fan of both teams!!! So, what did we do when Dodgers played Red Sox in WS? HA HA Root for good games and didn't care who won. Magic Nights.
monkey44 06/06/21 12:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mini-AC

That's kinda what I thought. Seems every new - old? - device claims more efficiency than it can produce. Sells a bunch of them until folks figure out it ain't worth $200 bucks, then goes belly up.
monkey44 06/06/21 07:01am Tech Issues

Anyone know anything about these units??? Found it on the MCG site ... Not affiliated in any way with it.
monkey44 06/05/21 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: ANOTHER baseball question......

I disagree. When the ball is thrown in the dirt the umpire will ask to inspect the ball. At that point time is "out". The umpire will then pass the ball to the pitcher by either doing it himself or assigning the task to the catcher. Time will remain out until the umpire directs the pitcher to pitch the ball. Basically correct, except the time out remains until the HP Ump says 'Play ball' ... Doesn't matter who tosses the ball back to pitcher. Ump won't say 'Play ball' until the pitcher has the new ball in hand.
monkey44 06/05/21 04:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: generator !

Imagine the price, a self-generating generator!!
monkey44 06/05/21 12:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need to Haul Cargo with a Truck registered as an RV (CA)

Rhetorical question: Not aimed at anyone specifically. Why is it we RV'ers that pay huge dollars for RV and Trucks, etc., find it so difficult to include road use, or registration fees in the budget? We see some folks on here trying to save nickels and dimes on tires, for example, after spending a hundred grand or more on an RV combo. Safety costs money, and your family rides on those tires. And, then some have an issue with the road repairs, but try to downsize registration fees and fuel taxes. We cannot have both - low fees and high quality roads. Agreed, we all want lower fees, and want to save money, but we can't have low fees and high quality at the same time.
monkey44 06/05/21 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: ANOTHER baseball question......

Are you testing our baseball knowledge, or wondering about the actual rules so you know them?
monkey44 06/05/21 08:53am Around the Campfire
RE: generator !

Maybe he figured he could just plug it into itself and turn itself on. :)
monkey44 06/04/21 12:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need to Haul Cargo with a Truck registered as an RV (CA)

Interesting aside... Disabled Plates can go on anything, including pickups. I have DAV one on my 2500HD. Doesn't matter what I haul, camper or lumber. Still a DP that does not indicate commercial or not. Florida Plate. Not sure how any authority would deal with that, but in all these years, never had a ticket or a question about the plate and have traveled in nearly every USA state, Canada, and Mexico over the years. We haul a truck camper - sometimes on truck, sometimes not. Sometimes haul stuff sometimes not.
monkey44 06/04/21 12:12pm Truck Campers
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