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RE: It's hot!

I'm not retired yet, but when I do retire and start RVing for months out of the year, I can guarantee you I won't be RVing in Arizona during summer months! Not when there are so many lovely, cooler boondock sites up north. Isn't that what the RV is for, anyway... so you can MOVE to a better climate? :)
rexlion 06/22/21 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found It, What a joke. Buying in 2021 LOL. You can keep it.

That's more than we paid for our house about 25 years ago. :o
rexlion 06/22/21 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: If you have proof...

If they want proof, what if we offer them some 100 Proof? "Here's all my proof in this bottle, sir. To your health!" :D Just kidding.
rexlion 06/22/21 02:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Route from Grand Island to Alliance NE-Diesel/Campsites

This website lists truck stops in Nebraska. Looks like there is one in Broken Bow and another in Hyannis. I also saw an app called Truckerpath that will show diesel fuel in relation to one's GPS coordinates, which might be helpful when already on the road. shows some possible camp spots around Hyannis and Brownlee. Also the NE Natl Forest near Brownlee appears to have 2 CGs.
rexlion 06/22/21 01:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: new camper needs help!

A motor home is one extra motor vehicle to insure ($) and maintain ($$). Your Expedition should be able to handle a trailer of reasonable size. I'd suggest limiting that to something under 20 feet overall length if possible, and under 4,000 lbs dry (unloaded) weight. Unfortunately everything is priced at a premium right now. You'd be better off waiting a year or so until demand falls off somewhat. In the meantime you could still have a great time with a $150 tent, some sleeping bags, and a simple propane or butane stove (one or two burners). That's how I took my two kids camping; I couldn't afford a trailer until about the time they were graduating from high school. But if you really can't resist the bite of the trailer 'bug', a popup will be your best choice because it will cost less to buy and also cost less to tow (the low profile means better gas mileage... wind resistance costs more than weight when towing at highway speed). Besides, a short and easy-towing popup expands to a much greater length when set up.
rexlion 06/21/21 11:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Check those prices

I've found that price differential quite a bit on different car parts. Rock Auto is another good source. That said, the brick and mortar stores do have overhead costs they have to pay (salary, rent, electric etc..). Amazon does too of course, but the scaling is different. Was that $120 after the 20% off coupon you can routinely find online? As far as Amazon switching to inferior/knock off parts, I've never seen that happen unless they paint them up to look like the real deal. Not saying it doesn't happen, I just haven't seen it. I try to support my local AA store, especially if I need/want it today and they have it. After all, if online takes over the world, the local stores will be gone. MikeAmazon isn't consciously "switching" per se. Here's how it happens: Chinese factories make knockoffs that sometimes can't be visually distinguished from the real brand name items. A vendor secures a supply of these cheap fakes, signs up as an Amazon seller and arranges for Amazon to stock and ship his supply for him. Amazon warehouse workers combine his stock of fakes with other vendors' stocks of genuine product because the workers don't see any difference (to them it's all the same and fungible). Then, purchasers get shipped a random piece that might be fake or might be genuine.
rexlion 06/20/21 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ever heard of spraying insulation with a home d rental?

That fluffy insulation will settle after while in an attic. Imagine how it will settle when you shake it for a few hundred miles. I think it would absorb moisture over time and flatten even more. A pro might be able to spray icynene foam up there. Not certain. Actually, polyurethane would be a better foam since it's closed-cell and can't absorb water (icynene is open-cell), but I suspect the polyurethane expansion would risk breaking the ceiling. I personally don't think the air space provides as much "thermal break" value as insulated space would.
rexlion 06/20/21 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Behind nearly every businessman who achieves great financial success, there is a history of some 'funny business' or at least of taking some unfair advantage. (I base this on the testimony of a close relative who achieved great financial success... you can read between the lines, LOL.)
rexlion 06/20/21 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch Selection - TW Questions

I'd figure what my greatest anticipated tongue weight might be, and get whatever is enough (even 'just enough') to handle that amount. Going beyond that to the next available pound-rated hitch could cause a rougher ride, and maybe somewhat more stress on the frames for lack of 'give'. However, if you think you'll be trading the trailer for something heavier in the near future, then it could make sense to go to the next higher rated hitch.
rexlion 06/20/21 06:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Check those prices

The thing that would make me hesitate to buy oil filters from Amazon is their propensity to mix phony knockoffs and genuine articles in their inventory. And the company really doesn't seem to care, as it's been going on for years. For a lot of products it doesn't matter too much, but an oil filter is pretty critical to a (very expensive) engine. I'd sooner go to WM; they tend to have about the same prices as Amazon on most stuff.
rexlion 06/19/21 10:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Holding Tank Treatments and Your Advice on Lubricants

Most campers lubricate with beer, but some prefer wine or the hard stuff... ;) Yes, but it's so diluted, I'm not sure that it's effective as a lubricant?Depends on what (or who) is being lubricated! :D
rexlion 06/19/21 12:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

I don't know where you got that (mis)intepretations, but I'm comparing national parks (still rundown) with CA campgrounds that both suffered budget reductions since the Great Recession. Thanks for clarifying. Here's the part that cofused me: "I can't help but compare this states' (state, country and city) immaculate toilet facilities and well maintained surroundings of their campgrounds..." The word "country" implied "national" to me, as in "national parks".
rexlion 06/17/21 12:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

I am another who dislikes roundabouts. They strike me as less safe, not more so.
rexlion 06/17/21 12:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Holding Tank Treatments and Your Advice on Lubricants

Most campers lubricate with beer, but some prefer wine or the hard stuff... ;)
rexlion 06/17/21 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

Are you saying that, suddenly, the campgrounds are in far better shape than they were at your last report? Or am I misinterpreting?
rexlion 06/17/21 09:24am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wolf Creek Pass Which direction

I'd say it is about the same either way. Be sure to stop at Treasure Falls, and at the overlook about 1/2 mile farther up.
rexlion 06/16/21 10:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

Perhaps a bit of silver crossed the camp host's palm. Wouldn't be the first time for that sort of thing. ;) But really there are a number of possible reasons. It's too bad it didn't work out better for you on this occasion. If one were to call the main FS office, my guess is they'd say the camp host has discretion, and they support his decision. Camp hosts and park employees have a tough job sometimes, trying to keep everyone happy. I recall one time I pulled into a state park where I had a reservation, went to the campsite and found it occupied. The people were gone sightseeing for the whole day, a relative made the reservations for them and due to miscommunication they thought they had that site for 2 more nights. No way for them to hustle back and pull out, and the CG was fully booked, so the folks at the check-in office gave me an unofficial 'campsite' that was nicer than most of the regular campsites, a spot with a fire ring (but no electric) they kept open for emergencies. They even offered me free firewood and ice to make up for the inconvenience!
rexlion 06/15/21 09:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

I would have stayed the night, then watched for departing campers the next morning. Switching sites can be a bit of a hassle but it's a way to stay in the CG. If I like the CG or its location, it can be worthwhile to move. Just a possibility; doesn't work every time.
rexlion 06/14/21 11:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bean Recipes Please

I love my wife's baked beans. 2 cans Northern beans, rinsed 1 can pork & beans (provides liquid) 1/3 cup diced onion 1/3 lb uncooked bacon, chunk the slices 1/4 cup (or a bit less) ketchup (also provides liquid) 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 Tablespoons molasses a dash of salt Mix, bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees If you cook too long it dries out.
rexlion 06/11/21 10:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Idaho raising rates at selected state parks

It's horrible, covid campers and families out for the weekend kill your chance for a spot. Gas prices over 3.00 a gallon. What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployedUnemployed have time to camp, and unemployment checks pay the gas.
rexlion 06/10/21 09:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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