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Boon Docker

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Posted: 02/02/21 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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That is one mean tree hugging machine.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

3 Sierra sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

Some people here call us derisively as tree huggers.

Seriously, if you are here and it's because you love camping. Camping involve living among the trees -- in a forest [emoticon].

So why won't you like trees if you are into camping?[emoticon]


Well ... I live in and around trees 24/7 whenever home between RV trips. Some of the trees that could fall on our house are 100 or more year old redwoods and oaks, with some of the redwoods being well over 100' high. The rest of our trees are other types that require constant pruning and dealing with the prunings, and/or leaf raking. It's constant work.

I don't need "trees" to camp in - unless that's what it takes to get to trophy fish. On RV trips I'll take boondock camping in the wide open deserts any day over trees. The ultimate dream RV camping for me is to be way out there on the far side of beyond in the desert beside a desert lake ... either fishing that lake or sitting beside it at dusk watching those spectacular desert sunsets. [emoticon]


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pnichols wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

3 Sierra sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

Some people here call us derisively as tree huggers.

Seriously, if you are here and it's because you love camping. Camping involve living among the trees -- in a forest [emoticon].

So why won't you like trees if you are into camping?[emoticon]


Well ... I live in and around trees 24/7 whenever home between RV trips. Some of the trees that could fall on our house are 100 or more year old redwoods and oaks, with some of the redwoods being well over 100' high. The rest of our trees are other types that require constant pruning and dealing with the prunings, and/or leaf raking. It's constant work.

I don't need "trees" to camp in - unless that's what it takes to get to trophy fish. On RV trips I'll take boondock camping in the wide open deserts any day over trees. The ultimate dream RV camping for me is to be way out there on the far side of beyond in the desert beside a desert lake ... either fishing that lake or sitting beside it at dusk watching those spectacular desert sunsets. [emoticon]


Does that include having your brains fry in summer?[emoticon]

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Posted: 02/03/21 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

pnichols wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

3 Sierra sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

Some people here call us derisively as tree huggers.

Seriously, if you are here and it's because you love camping. Camping involve living among the trees -- in a forest [emoticon].

So why won't you like trees if you are into camping?[emoticon]


Well ... I live in and around trees 24/7 whenever home between RV trips. Some of the trees that could fall on our house are 100 or more year old redwoods and oaks, with some of the redwoods being well over 100' high. The rest of our trees are other types that require constant pruning and dealing with the prunings, and/or leaf raking. It's constant work.

I don't need "trees" to camp in - unless that's what it takes to get to trophy fish. On RV trips I'll take boondock camping in the wide open deserts any day over trees. The ultimate dream RV camping for me is to be way out there on the far side of beyond in the desert beside a desert lake ... either fishing that lake or sitting beside it at dusk watching those spectacular desert sunsets. [emoticon]


Does that include having your brains fry in summer?[emoticon]


Nope ... because:

1) I have great coach air conditioning with a quiet-enough Onan that can power it hour after hour out of the main 55 gallon fuel tank.
2) I have a multi-speed, reversible, powered roof vent fan for interior ventilation in a nicely insulated coach roof.
3) I have an Infinite Breeze 12V fan with a long extension cord for it so I can blast it right at us inside, or outside while sitting under the awning.
4) I have an old-school type awning supported by the steel struts that attach near the bottom of the coach wall to form strong triangles so that the awning can be left extended in up to moderate winds.
5) Both coach roof vents have covers over them so the vents can be left open for cross ventilation during high winds/storms without damaging the crank-up vents.
6) The V10 can be idled for hours so as to use the high capacity Ford cab A/C, in addition to the coach A/C, to keep the coach interior comfortable even in scorching triple-digit outside temperatuers.
7) The coach roof and coach exterior walls are white color.
8) Our rig is a "classic" Class C with the full size overhead cab extension that keeps the sun out of the cab.
9) In addition to the cabover shading, I carry along a magnetically attached heavy white cover for the cab windshield and cab door windows.
10) I carry along a large light colored umbrella for walking/hiking in the desert under the sun.
11) I carry along a beach umbrella for sitting under when relaxing or fishing on the shore of a desert lake.

We do all of this without solar panels, as our two generators and idling V10 are all we need for part-time RV camping. Sitting around our full size natural looking propane fire pit in the cool desert evenings is sure nice, too. [emoticon]

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pnichols wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

pnichols wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

3 Sierra sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

Some people here call us derisively as tree huggers.

Seriously, if you are here and it's because you love camping. Camping involve living among the trees -- in a forest [emoticon].

So why won't you like trees if you are into camping?[emoticon]


Well ... I live in and around trees 24/7 whenever home between RV trips. Some of the trees that could fall on our house are 100 or more year old redwoods and oaks, with some of the redwoods being well over 100' high. The rest of our trees are other types that require constant pruning and dealing with the prunings, and/or leaf raking. It's constant work.

I don't need "trees" to camp in - unless that's what it takes to get to trophy fish. On RV trips I'll take boondock camping in the wide open deserts any day over trees. The ultimate dream RV camping for me is to be way out there on the far side of beyond in the desert beside a desert lake ... either fishing that lake or sitting beside it at dusk watching those spectacular desert sunsets. [emoticon]


Does that include having your brains fry in summer?[emoticon]


Nope ... because:

1) I have great coach air conditioning with a quiet-enough Onan that can power it hour after hour out of the main 55 gallon fuel tank.
2) I have a multi-speed, reversible, powered roof vent fan for interior ventilation in a nicely insulated coach roof.
3) I have an Infinite Breeze 12V fan with a long extension cord for it so I can blast it right at us inside, or outside while sitting under the awning.
4) I have an old-school type awning supported by the steel struts that attach near the bottom of the coach wall to form strong triangles so that the awning can be left extended in up to moderate winds.
5) Both coach roof vents have covers over them so the vents can be left open for cross ventilation during high winds/storms without damaging the crank-up vents.
6) The V10 can be idled for hours so as to use the high capacity Ford cab A/C, in addition to the coach A/C, to keep the coach interior comfortable even in scorching triple-digit outside temperatuers.
7) The coach roof and coach exterior walls are white color.
8) Our rig is a "classic" Class C with the full size overhead cab extension that keeps the sun out of the cab.
9) In addition to the cabover shading, I carry along a magnetically attached heavy white cover for the cab windshield and cab door windows.
10) I carry along a large light colored umbrella for walking/hiking in the desert under the sun.
11) I carry along a beach umbrella for sitting under when relaxing or fishing on the shore of a desert lake.

We do all of this without solar panels, as our two generators and idling V10 are all we need for part-time RV camping. Sitting around our full size natural looking propane fire pit in the cool desert evenings is sure nice, too. [emoticon]


In that case may I visit you for a BSing session with cold. 6-pack brew? At least, my freezer and ref is working.[emoticon]

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Posted: 02/04/21 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

pnichols wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

pnichols wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

3 Sierra sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

Some people here call us derisively as tree huggers.

Seriously, if you are here and it's because you love camping. Camping involve living among the trees -- in a forest [emoticon].

So why won't you like trees if you are into camping?[emoticon]


Well ... I live in and around trees 24/7 whenever home between RV trips. Some of the trees that could fall on our house are 100 or more year old redwoods and oaks, with some of the redwoods being well over 100' high. The rest of our trees are other types that require constant pruning and dealing with the prunings, and/or leaf raking. It's constant work.

I don't need "trees" to camp in - unless that's what it takes to get to trophy fish. On RV trips I'll take boondock camping in the wide open deserts any day over trees. The ultimate dream RV camping for me is to be way out there on the far side of beyond in the desert beside a desert lake ... either fishing that lake or sitting beside it at dusk watching those spectacular desert sunsets. [emoticon]


Does that include having your brains fry in summer?[emoticon]


Nope ... because:

1) I have great coach air conditioning with a quiet-enough Onan that can power it hour after hour out of the main 55 gallon fuel tank.
2) I have a multi-speed, reversible, powered roof vent fan for interior ventilation in a nicely insulated coach roof.
3) I have an Infinite Breeze 12V fan with a long extension cord for it so I can blast it right at us inside, or outside while sitting under the awning.
4) I have an old-school type awning supported by the steel struts that attach near the bottom of the coach wall to form strong triangles so that the awning can be left extended in up to moderate winds.
5) Both coach roof vents have covers over them so the vents can be left open for cross ventilation during high winds/storms without damaging the crank-up vents.
6) The V10 can be idled for hours so as to use the high capacity Ford cab A/C, in addition to the coach A/C, to keep the coach interior comfortable even in scorching triple-digit outside temperatuers.
7) The coach roof and coach exterior walls are white color.
8) Our rig is a "classic" Class C with the full size overhead cab extension that keeps the sun out of the cab.
9) In addition to the cabover shading, I carry along a magnetically attached heavy white cover for the cab windshield and cab door windows.
10) I carry along a large light colored umbrella for walking/hiking in the desert under the sun.
11) I carry along a beach umbrella for sitting under when relaxing or fishing on the shore of a desert lake.

We do all of this without solar panels, as our two generators and idling V10 are all we need for part-time RV camping. Sitting around our full size natural looking propane fire pit in the cool desert evenings is sure nice, too. [emoticon]


In that case may I visit you for a BSing session with cold. 6-pack brew? At least, my freezer and ref is working.[emoticon]


Please ... no visiting during hot weather ... as I only have one 3). [emoticon] and [emoticon]

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2oldman wrote:

quote festival


LOL!

Goops, I did it again!

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