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RE: Onboard generators

Generator. Easiest way to make coffee in the morning.If you don't have an inverter. Leaving for the Sequoias this week. Not taking the 35' TH, taking a 17' bumper pull. Leaving portable gen at home, no reason for it (have solar). Coffee will be, boiling water, pouring into a Malita style Funnel with filter into a insulated caraffe.
mrw8i 07/11/20 05:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Onboard generators

mrw8i ~ Generator. Easiest way to make coffee / I still use an old stovetop coffee percolator. Most of my buddies have propane generators And No issues at all. No problem. Differing ideas, thoughts, opinions, observations, and "what I've heard" are all good.
mrw8i 07/10/20 11:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: Onboard generators

Generator. Easiest way to make coffee in the morning. Also gets a head start on re-charging the batteries after running the heater quite a bit overnight, solar charges them back up the rest of the day. Once and awhile use the generator for AC. Propane or gasoline? I've heard nothing but bad things about propane generators. Gasoline, I've had no issues with it.
mrw8i 07/09/20 09:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Costco batteries

My 35' Toy Hauler has four 5-year old Costco (cheap Interstate), still going strong. I have a watering system on them so easy to add water every month. My 17' trailer has two 5-year old Costco, both bad. I did not keep up with adding water, because it's difficult to get to them, I should have put a watering system on them. Today I bought two new Costco (cheap Interstate) batteries to replace the two that went bad (my negligence).
mrw8i 07/08/20 07:17pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Mammoth Area Camping - Inyo NF

I read somewhere that so many people are dispersed camping in the forest around there it was becoming a mess. Many dumping trash and tanks in the forest. City of Mammoth has asked dispersed campers to use the dump station at the Water District facility in Mammoth City and not dump in the forest. They have opened a lot, not all, of the National Forest campgrounds in Mammoth and June Lakes to try get people out of the forest.
mrw8i 06/30/20 09:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OHV Camping and Riding

It looks like Mammoth Lakes/June Lake area is starting to open, or getting ready to open. Some of the FS campgrounds are open, not all, need to check first.
mrw8i 06/17/20 08:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OHV Camping and Riding

Thanks, I appreciate the information. I'm not planning to go until late summer early fall, so hopefully things will be a little more normal then. I know that Twin Lakes opened this past weekend. Some of the Bridgeport area opened, and I think the Virginia Lakes area opened as well.
mrw8i 06/16/20 09:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Inyo National Forest

Tuttle Creek BLM campground in Lone Pine has been open for a week or two. We just got back yesterday. It was 75% full, about 80+ sites. Normally this time of year, maybe 20 sites are in use. It's definitely different this year. People itching to get out. Saw a lot of RVs heading north Sunday morning, as we headed south back home from Lone Pine. I was wondering where they were going with most of Mono County shutdown.
mrw8i 06/15/20 07:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OHV Camping and Riding

Checkout Mamouth Lakes area no rv parks you can ride out of,but plenty of campgrounds to ride out of. You can dump and water up at rv parks for a fee. Yes I've got my eye on a few places there. Do you know if you can get to Devils Postpile via an OHV route? There is a ton of riding near Mammoth Lakes. However, . . . Mammoth Lakes/ June Lake is pretty much still shutdown. Campgrounds closed. I'll be surprised if they open this summer. Not sure if people are dispersed camping in the forest, outside of the campgrounds. Normally a good campground is Glass Creek between Mammoth and June Lakes - which you can ride out of. No you can't OHV to Devil's Postpile. You can only drive there during the off-season, normally middle of summer you have to shuttle there from the ski area.
mrw8i 06/15/20 07:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BLM Opens So Cal Riding Spots

Cal City opened 5/18. We parked in Cal City morning of 5/20. Took a ride Thursday into the El Paso mountains, around Red Rock Can, thru Dove Springs to Jawbone and back around to Cal City - saw a few other people, not many. Friday took a ride R5 -> 50 (they are open), R-44 past Randsburg, past X-15 site, around Red Mountain - near Cuddleback and back to Cal City - saw a few people. Left Saturday AM, it was getting really busy by the time we left Saturday.
mrw8i 05/26/20 03:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: We are gonna go camping!

I was hoping to get out to Cal City in a few weeks. The Lockdown "Shelter in Home" has shutdown those plans. The issue is, vacationing in an RV is not essential travel. The reality is they don't want you taking up a hospital bed due to an accident you might get in while vacationing.
mrw8i 03/22/20 06:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Using a tow vehicle as a windbreak while boondocking

A few years ago we were in the desert near Amboy, CA. Big ass 5th wheel toy hauler, pointed South. Front end jacked up pretty high to level it. That evening the winds came up out of the west, really hard and gusts well over 60 mph. Wife slept through it, I didn't. I could feel one of the landing gear starting to lift on some of those gusts and then the trailer coming back down on it. Late at night, pitch black otherwise I would have hooked up and moved. When we were out in the same area in May (unseasonably cool), I parked headed west. Stayed hooked up to the truck and dropped the jacks. When the wind picked up out of the west, barely felt it. When we go off roading near Cal City, I typically park the 5th wheel perpendicular to the wind - leave the truck hooked up, but at close to 90 degrees to the fifth wheel. Don't feel the trailer move much and blocks the wind pretty well outside. Downside is the wind will swirl around the trailer and draw the smoke from the fire which is downwind, back towards us near the trailer. I built a simple wind block so the water heater doesn't blow out as it is always on the windward side of the trailer when I park like this.
mrw8i 10/18/19 07:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 360 degree videos of some national park campgrounds

They have quite a few campgrounds video'd not just National Park campgrounds. I used it when looking for a site at DeMotte Campground near North Rim Grand Canyon. Click on the "Big Map" link at the top.
mrw8i 09/03/19 05:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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