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RE: Time to Prep the 5er

Yep, the best time of year to be boondocking! In just a week from now will be getting ready for a few weeks in the mountains! It looks like it may be a little cool when we “de-winterize” for our trip. With the weather, a lot can change over a few days.....we have lows predicted below zero F next Monday morning....will be loading the camper with gear/food and water on Wednesday. Hopefully, it will be 20’s or a bit warmer when I’m playing with the water hose! ;) memtb Hi, Todd! We put a test on the new 5’er last week. Boondocking near Cokeville. A couple of nights at 10degF. Went through more propane (house is bigger), but nothing froze. Happy campers! Winterized today, cold forecast, but loading up in 2 weeks for the season in Mesquite, NV. No boondocking there ;) Good luck with your hunt. We had 3 tags, cut all 3. Wife’s cow dressed 280. Lotsa meat in the freezer. Hunting buddies without tags got the other 2. Ps Wife’s the better shot ;)
richclover 10/21/20 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

I like the heat and ambiance of a good wood fire when camping. But after more than 35 years of camping I'm finding that I'm starting to not enjoy constantly moving around the fire pit to stay out of the smoke. So I've been considering a propane fire pit, but I'm concerned about the heat output. What are your thoughts? Do the propane pits put out a decent amount of heat compared to a modest wood fire? The RV park where we “snowbird” doesn’t allow open wood fires but propane fire bowls are okay. Ours will burn for 5-7 hours (5gl tank), with a medium flame. It’ll burn your boots if you’re not careful ;) www.walmart.ca/en/ip/outland-firebowl-portable-propane-fire-pit/6000188246998#:~:text=Perfect%20for%20outdoor%20recreation%2C%20the%20standard%20Outland%20Firebowl,of%20a%20cozy%20campfire%20with%20you%20anywhere%20outdoors. EDIT: I made your link clicky so it doesn't break the page.
richclover 10/19/20 06:33am General RVing Issues
RE: AV gas for the generator

A Facebook friend just posted a spot hes getting AV gas at. Runs it in his generator. Any of you old school guys have advice on slight tuning changes? Lean out the altitude screw maybe? Different plug? I'm mostly just curious. Enjoy topics like this. Next camping trip maybe I will finally try AV gas. I've heard about people using it for offroad toys. Quite a thread! Yes, off road toys. Around here it’s custom built, turbocharged, high horsepower high compression snowmobile engines. There are a few guys who show up at the local airport with 5gl jugs every winter. Word is they go play in the snow at 10,000’ above sea level.
richclover 10/07/20 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: AV gas for the generator

older airplanes were built for leaded gas. Newer ones do not use leaded gas. if you can still get leaded gas it will be ONLY for those airplanes that HAVE to burn it. There are substitutes now, and I can't remember the details. The AV gas is color coded. I doubt u can get leaded gas for your generator, only the modern blends. I’m not aware of any substitutions for 100LL (aviation gasoline aka avgas), in my immediate area, but since I sold my last airplane 2 years ago, I’ve had no need. Yes there are some newer aircraft engines designed to run on unleaded Mogas (car gas), and certain conventional aircraft engines can be modified to use it but not many. The higher displacement/horsepower aircraft engines, 360 to 540 cubic inches and up to 350 hp, must use 100LL gas. That’s most of the light, general aviation fleet and it’s sold at all airports with fuel service. For now. Research on substitute fuel continues. $3.99 low to $6.85 high. That’s the price range for 100LL at airports in my area. Most from $4.50 - $5.50. Why anyone would pay that for a mower, generator, whatever, when non-ethanol gas is readily available, is beyond me. As always, JMHO.
richclover 10/07/20 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: AV gas for the generator

A Facebook friend just posted a spot hes getting AV gas at. Runs it in his generator. Any of you old school guys have advice on slight tuning changes? Lean out the altitude screw maybe? Different plug? I'm mostly just curious. Enjoy topics like this. Next camping trip maybe I will finally try AV gas. I've heard about people using it for offroad toys. Unless it’s an old generator I wouldn’t run 100LL in it. “Low Lead” is still leaded. All my small engines are designed to run on unleaded gas. I found a station in town that sells clear gas (ethanol free). That’s what I use in my small engines now. It’s cheaper than avgas at my local air patch ;)
richclover 10/04/20 06:30am Tech Issues
RE: Winter travel

I am planning to leave Massachusetts in late December (Covid permitting) for a 2 month vacation in Florida, returning in early March. I recall seeing a recommendation to leave the heat on in the trailer while traveling. I’m wondering if I can sleep in the trailer at night on the way down rather than a hotel. One concern that comes to mind is operating the slide in (possibly) freezing weather. Covid-19 permitting... And weather. Assuming your rig is already winterized (late December), leave it that way until you get further south. A couple of 5-gl jugs for washing and flushing should work. Start watching the weather forecast about 10 days out and pick a favorable window for escape. Safe travels!
richclover 10/01/20 07:22am Tech Issues
RE: Avoid drive thru Salt Lake City

Just curious if there is any way one can get from Northern Utah to Southern Utah without going through Salt Lake City or traveling on mountainous roads. We are a 40' Class A towing wanting to avoid the traffic, construction, and congestion that always seems to prevail on I-15. Thanks for any input! You’re probably already there but I would just avoid rush hour and drive it. Worst would likely be the construction, MP 284-279, Lehi area. 2nd lane from the right, avoiding the “must exit”, and drive on. Check this website over coffee before getting on the road after 9 AM: https://udottraffic.utah.gov/ Safe travels!
richclover 09/29/20 07:48am Roads and Routes
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