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Forum: Dynamax 10-27-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 114,937
Posted By ppine
Now that the days are short, I like day trips. I...

Now that the days are short, I like day trips. I sleep in my trailer in the back yard campsite. I have a Baker Tent set up facing a fire, which is a lot of fun because I can watch the moon rise and...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-27-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By ppine
"Not as cold as the East Coast." It was -38...

"Not as cold as the East Coast."
It was -38 degrees F in my driveway in Golden, CO.
At Frazier Park on a ski trip it was -43 degrees F.
I used to live in Laramie right up the road from the Fort....
Forum: Boondocking 10-27-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By ppine
Class C MH often have a lot of overhang behind...

Class C MH often have a lot of overhang behind the rear axle. that can be a problem.
TTs vary a lot. Some have plumbing like drain valves too close to the ground. YOu can often flip the axles...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 10-27-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,113
Posted By ppine
Gain some elevation and AC is moot. This year,...

Gain some elevation and AC is moot. This year, boondocking more than ever.
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-27-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,659
Posted By ppine
The Calif law shows up on signs all over. Thanks...

The Calif law shows up on signs all over. Thanks for posting a photo of it.
It is a good rule to live by. If you are not courteous and try to stay out of the way of other drivers, you are selfish...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 10-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,049
Posted By ppine
Nearly all drains that are not identified are low...

Nearly all drains that are not identified are low point drains.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-30-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,357
Posted By ppine
Yet another in the long saga of just enough...

Yet another in the long saga of just enough truck.
I had a friend that bought a new TT around 26 feet. He towed it with his existing Jeep Cherokee. He bought the rig to "save money on motels." ...
Forum: Boondocking 09-30-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,179
Posted By ppine
A solar shower works anywhere. You can use lake...

A solar shower works anywhere. You can use lake water.
Pissing outside saves a lot of water.
Digging a pit for the disposal of black water is a terrible idea.
Forum: Boondocking 09-26-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,179
Posted By ppine
You should be able to last a week. With some...

You should be able to last a week. With some practice and water conservation measures you can last much longer. People that have backpacked are really good at conserving water. Always brings some...
Forum: Boondocking 09-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By ppine
titan Mike, Shovel, bucket, and fire...

titan Mike,
Shovel, bucket, and fire extinguishers are fine for controlling camp fires. For forest fires, which is the subject at hand they are of no use at all.
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-26-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,775
Posted By ppine
Hope your wife is feeling better. I was at the...

Hope your wife is feeling better.
I was at the hospital on Thursday.
I go on plenty of solo trips, and some with my girl friend of over 20 years. The solo trips make for some separation and...
Forum: Western USA 09-26-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,265
Posted By ppine
I have been going to So Dak since the late 1960s....

I have been going to So Dak since the late 1960s. People seem to forget that it is part of western history. I like hiking in the Black Hills and the Bad Lands. The little towns are very...
Forum: Dynamax 09-19-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 114,937
Posted By ppine
On the West Coast the National Forests are...

On the West Coast the National Forests are closed. Mostly I camp in the backyard at the camp site. We have a million acres of BLM land on the other side of the fence. Going for the morning hike in...
Forum: Off Topic 09-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 47,014
Posted By ppine
By the age of 10-11 we had a home range of 10...

By the age of 10-11 we had a home range of 10 miles and could go to town on bicycles. A movie cost 25 cents. A Little Tavern hamburger was 5 cents. A .45 record was 50 cents. Gas cost around 23...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-19-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,826
Posted By ppine
I am with Norm. Buying a 4 cylinder Ranger as a...

I am with Norm. Buying a 4 cylinder Ranger as a tow vehicle is asking for plenty of trouble. I had one of the early Rangers in 1985 with the 6 cylinder engine. It was a good vehicle, but I never...
Forum: Vibe | V-Cross 09-19-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By ppine
Sleeping in colder weather takes some practice. ...

Sleeping in colder weather takes some practice. First get some good down sleeping bags. I never try to heat the trailer like I would a house. I park the rig with the large windows facing south for...
Forum: Boondocking 09-08-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By ppine
People need to watch the sky. Watch it during...

People need to watch the sky. Watch it during the day and watch it at night. Keep track of any smoke plumes. If you are in an area of thick smoke, then you need to leave, because you cannot see...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 09-06-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By ppine
Water intrusions in hybrid trailers are a...

Water intrusions in hybrid trailers are a frequent problem, especially with the fold up beds in the front which are often sloped. Rain and snow seem to make it past the rubber seals on beds that...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-17-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,648
Posted By ppine
Boondocking in hot weather in a hybrid is why I...

Boondocking in hot weather in a hybrid is why I sold mine.
Forum: Boondocking 05-17-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,751
Posted By ppine
Boondocking in a Class A seems risky to me. They...

Boondocking in a Class A seems risky to me. They are not really made for back roads. They are hard to turn around and hard to level in the bush.

For those rigs stay on the terra cognita, the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-17-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,811
Posted By ppine
Boondocking starts whenever you are ready.

Boondocking starts whenever you are ready.
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By ppine
It is an easy transition from a tent to a pop-up....

It is an easy transition from a tent to a pop-up. I had some great times in one. I really like how they can be opened up for the view and air flow. It is great to have furniture and be able to see...
Forum: Forester and Sunseeker 05-06-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,817
Posted By ppine
time for a trap line.

time for a trap line.
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 05-06-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,132
Posted By ppine
Easy to buy and easy to pull. Too hot, too...

Easy to buy and easy to pull.
Too hot, too cold and too loud or they would be more popular.
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-06-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By ppine
Make it fun. Do not try to travel too far in a...

Make it fun. Do not try to travel too far in a day. Stop well before dark. Make it easy and pleasant for your wife and baby and then you can keep RVing for a long time.
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