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RE: Badlands

So helpful!
rvshrinker 01/14/20 09:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

We want three nights as close to the Badlands as possible - already have a week in Custer. We want to be able to get up early and go for morning hikes. However the national Park campground is not available for our dates. What else is nearby? We are pulling a 27' travel trailer so Save Creek is not an option.
rvshrinker 01/13/20 11:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cash Vs. Finance

Did PDI, wrote check, drove home. No escrow needed.
rvshrinker 01/11/20 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Also I think those of you who don't understand why we don't want to kick back and do beers or martinis, the US is a very diverse place. Some don't drink for religious or health reasons, some play mah Jong instead of rummy, some don't speak English as a first language or come for predominantly minority communities. It's not 1960 any more. Your way of socializing is not mine. Live and let live.
rvshrinker 01/11/20 08:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

We use our RV as a base camp to hike and tour around. Sitting around drinking beer is not our thing. As for socializing, I'm into that. With my family, not so much with strangers. Don't take offense if you don't see me.
rvshrinker 01/11/20 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chrysler UConnect

Mine is smooth like butter. I love it.
rvshrinker 01/10/20 10:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Charging trailer battery while towing and smart charging

About 200 watts of solar on the roof of your trailer will keep your batteries charged when traveling down the road. This^^. Rob Everywhere? Are you sure? Today my 40 panel 12 kWp HOME solar system generated a grand total of 3.47 kWh. It’s like that a lot in this part of the country, this time of year.
rvshrinker 12/20/19 11:44pm Towing
RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

I just hold the toilet plunge open for a minute or so. No problems.
rvshrinker 12/19/19 08:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

Dumb video, but all in good fun. My SRW has almost 4000 lb of payload. It’s plenty for me. Can handle all the trailer I want and a future truck camper if I change things up. Don’t see the need for a dually.
rvshrinker 12/13/19 11:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Good thing bad thing

Is this a well documented real hazard? I mean, air goes out the kitchen vent whenever it is turned on; and presumably some air can come in as well. A hint of air can come in from around the doors, and maybe from around the slide seals. I don’t see a lot about this on google, and we’ve run the vent plenty without opening any windows. You’re saying if I get a hint of eau de toilette I’ve somehow overcome the valve described above? Or the water trap itself?
rvshrinker 12/13/19 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good thing bad thing

What does exhaust mode mean? My fan has an on-off switch only. How would air get sucked from the black tank to the toilet? There s no suction created; at least in my bathroom there is a gap at the top and bottom of the door to prevent moisture buildup. This doesn’t make any sense to me.
rvshrinker 12/13/19 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good thing bad thing

What is the OP Talking about? What does the fan vent have to do with flushing the loo?
rvshrinker 12/13/19 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good thing bad thing

I have no idea what you all are talking about. Can you explain?
rvshrinker 12/13/19 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

My sister did this to our glass cooktop. We haven't replaced it, doesn't seem to be much need. We might like a little more cooking space but the glass was such a hassle to clean up I don't really want to tempt fate.
rvshrinker 12/05/19 07:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

Thanks everyone. Again only she needs something, not me, and only until she gets in bed, not all night. She just doesn't want to get into a Cold bed. So the question is if this will work off grid for an hour in the evening for several nights in a row without draining much of our battery.
rvshrinker 11/30/19 06:08am Beginning RVing
RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

I think she’d be happy with something that warms up the bed before she gets in. Doesn’t need something all night.
rvshrinker 11/29/19 03:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

Realize the inverter conversation is its own topic, but the shore cord is outside, wouldn't the inverter be inside? How do you connect them?
rvshrinker 11/29/19 10:36am Beginning RVing
RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

the inverter looks like more trouble than I’m willing to go to right now (we don’t have a generator, when we boondock we just don’t use the microwave but can use everything else - lights, USB plugs, etc). How about a heated blanket that charges on USB? I could charge it in the tow vehicle during the day (while driving), then she could put it in the bed in the evening. Though some days we don’t drive far enough to charge one.
rvshrinker 11/29/19 10:22am Beginning RVing
suggest a heated mattress cover

my wife is always cold. we have a true queen in our TT. is there a heated mattress cover that will run on 12v? or do i need to get an inverter to power it off grid?
rvshrinker 11/29/19 09:30am Beginning RVing
RE: WA 20 or US 2 across the Cascades summer 2020?

Thanks all for your input. Sounds like WA 20 may be our choice. Try to spend as much time as you can along 20 -- many, many world-class day hikes in North Cascades NP. Great backpacking, too, although I have never done it. Nice blog post. It's interesting that you did some of the same hikes I have put in our list of things to do. Part of our trip planning is to mix days of mountain biking and days of hiking. I found this amazing website on hikes in Washington: Washington Hike Map The trouble is we only have maybe 10 days in WA so trying to narrow the right hikes down is pretty tough with all the choices. I do wish I could find a similarly high quality resource like the Washington Hiking Map for other states too. Well done site. For the real deal on Washington hiking, check out I've done a lot of hiking in the North Cascades, and can help you out. What kind of hiking do you like and what kind of rig will you have? Camping is nice at Newhalem. Colonial Creek is more central but I find it's loud because of how the sound echoes on the highway and off the reservoir. Cascade Pass is not on 20 but trailhead two hours from Newhalem. Probably the most popular hike in the North Cascades, well worth it - a top ten hike in the lower 48 (I've hiked all over the Northwest, Glacier, Yellowstone, the Sierras, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, etc). Other top hikes on this route are Hidden Lake, Maple Pass/Lake Ann, Thunder Creek, Cutthroat Pass, Grasshopper Pass. You'll be on various sections of the PCT throughout. You could also rent a canoe from the Ross Lake Reservoir to do a paddle and hike excursion. Agree you need to check out Sheri's Sweet Shoppe in Winthrop, as well as Blue Star coffee in Twisp.
rvshrinker 11/28/19 10:23pm Roads and Routes
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