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RE: Kitty crazy after neuter

Wait about a month and your cat will be back to normal. It takes awhile for the hormone levels to be reduced. He is probably uncomfortable and will be doing some odd things for awhile.
ppine 01/27/23 09:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

I see no plan or intent to replace gas engines with EVs. Okay maybe in California. EVs are a tool in the tool box. They seem best suited for commuter vehicles in urban environments. Now there are conversion kits to power classic cars and sports cars with electric motors. EVs may just be a stepping stone to hydrogen powered cars or the next tech after that. Diesel engines deserve some special mention, but don't seem to get much appreciation in the US by law makers. In Europe over half the cars run on diesel. All of the trucks. There are diesel lawn mowers and outboard motors most places outside the US. Diesel can be converted to hydrogen. They can run on peanut oil, waste cooking oil, fuel from algae and fuel from wood. Diesel tech will be around for a long time. We are likely to have a mix of power sources for transportation for the next 20 years or so until one stands out and gets promoted by the government.
ppine 01/24/23 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Colorado please

Colorado driving is not for the faint of heart. Colo Native is right about Trail Ridge Road. All of your proposed routes will work, but all require mountain driving skills. RMNP is over rated because of the size of the crowds. I went once never to return when I lived there. I would encourage you to spend more time in the adjacent National Forests and less time in the Park.
ppine 01/22/23 09:43am Roads and Routes
RE: OT -- Oregon Trail

Lots of the trail in on private property. Some is covered by modern highways. I like the area around Ft Laramie and the wagon ruts near Gurnsey. Register Cliff is worth visiting.
ppine 01/19/23 08:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

There are thousands of places to pull of the road and boondock in Alaska.
ppine 01/06/23 09:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

Veebyes, You are the voice of experience. Alaska is the perfect place to wander.
ppine 01/02/23 09:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 24 feet versus 26' dilemma, have to decide fast

Buy the 26 footer and don't look back.
ppine 12/27/22 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

ppine 12/15/22 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to truck campers

A 5 1/2 foot bed is a problem. Try one of the simple pop up style truck campers like Four Wheel campers. Some are pretty light with no bathroom and no pop outs.
ppine 11/28/22 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: Olympic National Park / Port Angeles

The summer season is extremely busy in WA especially late June to Labor Day. It is the only "less wet" time of year. Get reservations. PA is a long way from Olympic NP.
ppine 11/28/22 09:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pahrump to Winnemucca

It will not be 85 in May. Nevada is the most rural state. Outside of Reno and LV there there is not much out there. You have to adjust your thinking. Even for a day trip, carry several gallons of water, a couple of sleeping bags, some food. Keep your fuel tank at least half full at all times.
ppine 11/24/22 09:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

Skills worth learning. In the western mountains in can be 27 F at night in August.
ppine 11/10/22 11:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Four Wheel Campers

I have been sleeping in trucks with canopies for 50 years. You have to leave a window open for ventilation. I like a slider in the front near where I am sleeping. They can be heated by a little Buddy heater. We used to just use a Coleman lantern. Mostly I just use down sleeping bags and wool blankets. It was around 20 degrees this spring at Twin Lakes area in CA near Bridgeport. It was -8 there last night. I slept at a ski area in CO one night after getting upset with a girl friend. It was an old Totoyta truck with carpet and good insulation. I was fine at around -15 degrees F. I am considering getting a Bed Rug kit for the back of my Ram 2500. There is no doubt that the pop top campers are going to release a lot of heat compared to regular hard sides but they are lighter and much less top heavy and easier to get around with. Still way ahead of a tent and even the back of a good pickemup.
ppine 11/10/22 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: Four Wheel Campers

I was looking at some Forest River pop up campers this week. A full sized camper tends to be heavy and top heavy. The pop ups solve that problem but are not so good below freezing. One of the great things is that some of them have clear windows all the way around in the canvas on top of the sides. It is easy to see out and it lets in some sun. Much less claustrophobic than larger closed up campers. With a light camper I can still bring a drift boat. I have never liked taking my truck canopy off and mounting a camper. With a light camper it might be possible to just leave it on for a month or two.
ppine 11/07/22 10:14am Truck Campers
RE: Tent Camping Forum

I still camp in tents at 72 because it is not possible to drive to the really good places.
ppine 10/27/22 10:20am Tent Camping
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

If you have 34 " tires and a 3:31 axle ratio, you need all the horsepower you can find.
ppine 10/09/22 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

If you don't need more power, why are you looking at the most powerful diesel made and the HO model? Why buy new if you want to keep it for a year? Buy a used truck and make it easy on yourself.
ppine 10/07/22 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado

A serious road. I used to go over it often. Gear down and control your speed. Acting like a trucker is great advice. Expect winter weather. It is beautiful.
ppine 10/02/22 10:14am Roads and Routes
RE: notes of Mexico and Central America RV Trip

A Great Trip. I really Latin culture. Work on your Spanish. Understand the local customs. Check with the State Dept to avoid some towns and regions. It is hard to blend in in a motor home. I always thought of doing the trip in an older diesel pick up. I have spent time in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia and really enjoyed everything about it. I could live there.
ppine 10/02/22 10:11am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Use Stabil in the fuel. DEF has a service life of about 6 months. Letting vehicles sit for 6 months is hard on them. Pull the batteries and put a low voltage maintainer on them. I have 4 vehicles and make sure I drive them all at least once a week. For a month off I just disconnect the ground on the batteries. But for 6 months they need to be charged.
ppine 10/02/22 10:06am Tow Vehicles
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