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RE: How to destroy a truck camper in .5 seconds.

Good thing not all Canadians are wired that way. Three very lucky people. All in fun. Lakeside
lakeside013104 11/10/19 03:27am Truck Campers
RE: Campground Theft

Had a bag on the picnic table disappear one evening. The outside of the bag stated, "Fresh Maine Lobsters". I'll bet the perp had a big surprise after his taste-buds were watering for Maine lobsters, only to find the empty shells the lobsters had been wearing in the bag. Oh well, crime did not pay in this instance! Lakeside
lakeside013104 11/05/19 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Mysteries of RV design

Have fun posting your mysteries... I’ll start - my circa 2018 truck camper has a fancy stainless steel microwave/range vent/range light unit. The range vent lid must be opened and closed by moving 2 little plastic tits from the outside, while holding the lid closed. It is about 10 foot off the ground when the camper is on the truck. My 1989 Fleetwood trailer had a vent hood that was opened and closed by a control from inside. My Palomino TC is the same. I use a broom handle to open and close the tabs whenever we use the vent fan, which is not often because we cook outside 95% of the time. Lakeside
lakeside013104 11/02/19 03:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Now that is a big Truck Camper

How is this even possible? I would think the motion would cause the bridge to swing side to side or worse. Lakeside Yes the bridge would swing, but the vehicle will move with bridge. As long as you do not steer you will stay on bridge. The change in the shape of the arc as you cross would mean the down and up would be steeper with a short heavy vehicle. Thanks for the info. I don't think I could make myself drive across that bridge. Lakeside
lakeside013104 11/01/19 02:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Now that is a big Truck Camper

Full shot of the Bridge, taking anything other than yourself defies belief. https://i.postimg.cc/2S01mWRh/image.jpg How is this even possible? I would think the motion would cause the bridge to swing side to side or worse. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/31/19 04:58am Truck Campers
RE: Now that is a big Truck Camper

Love this photo. From the SLR Motorhomes site of an earlier expedition in Europe. Bridge is fairly long. All I can say he is a lot braver than me. Japanese light truck based Expedition vehicle https://i.postimg.cc/6pBzwCCW/image.jpg Oh My......I would have had to put my swimming trunks on just in case! Nerves of steel, for sure. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/30/19 04:10am Truck Campers
RE: Now that is a big Truck Camper

Nice pictures RR. Thanks for sharing. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/29/19 02:50am Truck Campers
RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

The beaver is a veterinarian so no wonder the meat would be tasty. How do they pay for their schooling? hahahahahaha......I meant veg.........not vet. Hahaha Old age gets to everyone. My bad. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/28/19 04:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

Well, I started this thread. Glad I did. Great discussion and great points. If someone is fine with folks before them being a bit less than sanitary and have been good - that's great. Wish them the best and uneventful camping. For the rest of us who tend to lean toward keeping things a bit more sanitary (not phobic), that's great as well. There's a reason we use separate black water flush hoses and fresh water hoses, there's a reason the manufacturers recommend sanitizing the tank(s), there's a reason the nation's CDC recommends washing hands after well, everything...including intimate follies. Just don't see the oopostition to using basic sanitary routines. What's the worst that comes from it? Think it's a waste of time? No problem. Do what you believe is good for you and the fam. It's not a phobia, it's based on science. As is the science of building a good immune system by not eliminating all germs. The point of the post was to raise awareness. RV sales are reportedly up 300% over the past decade. That likely means many newbies to the game, like me. I did A LOT of research, watched every video possible, talked to friends who have RVs and read most all of the threads on this and other sites before our first trip last year - just to be sure we would do it right, have a good experience and yes, not break anything that cost major bucks. Not everyone is so diligent and as explained above, some may leave us unexpected gifts. And not singling out rookies like me, could be anyone who just doesn't care or someone who simply makes a mistake in what they're doing at a site. It happens. Just shared for awareness. But the discussion has been great! Hope to see you down the road and I promise, WE WILL leave the campsite you're rolling in to very clean. No trash, no poop (ours or our dogs') and it will be better than we found it. Great post and well explained. Welcome to the RVing world. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/28/19 03:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

I really dont see the problem. If you hadn't seen it you would never know either. Doesn't mean it didn't happen. The problem could be: exposure to raw sewage could result in unwanted sickness or disease for the exposed individual. Just Google: Human exposure to untreated sewage. Or if you are a pet person and your Fido walks through the raw sewage and then walks through your RV and hops into bed beside you.....well ......you might as well share a toilet seat with a stranger before the paperwork is completed. Think about it. Sanitation, like others have mentioned, is a good practice to add to one's routine. Lakeside Theres sanitation...then germaphobia. There is no way that anything was contaminated by a guy rinsing his hose. REALLY? People (probably you) are way too quick to jump on someone who doesn't do things exactly the same as them. Doesn't mean a problem. I try to make it a habit of not 'jumping' on anyone I am not personally acquainted with. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/18/19 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

The senior woodsman up here in the northeast speak of 'beaverloaf', which is made from the fur-bearer tail meat. Rich dark meat with lots of flavor, so it is said. Personally, I have not experienced that pallet delight. I have had beaver stew and it was scrumptious! Have not had "beaverloaf". Those I know who have eaten beaver stew, say good things about the flavor. The beaver is a veterinarian so no wonder the meat would be tasty. Anyone you know eaten 'crow', the flying kind? Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/18/19 03:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

Mooseloaf? Exactly! Goes along with bearloaf too! The senior woodsman up here in the northeast speak of 'beaverloaf', which is made from the fur-bearer tail meat. Rich dark meat with lots of flavor, so it is said. Personally, I have not experienced that pallet delight. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/18/19 04:44am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

Moose meatloaf-YUM! Along with moose burger, sausage, roast, mincemeat, and of coarse, steak. Crowe, you made my mouth water early this AM. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/17/19 02:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

I really dont see the problem. If you hadn't seen it you would never know either. Doesn't mean it didn't happen. The problem could be: exposure to raw sewage could result in unwanted sickness or disease for the exposed individual. Just Google: Human exposure to untreated sewage. Or if you are a pet person and your Fido walks through the raw sewage and then walks through your RV and hops into bed beside you.....well ......you might as well share a toilet seat with a stranger before the paperwork is completed. Think about it. Sanitation, like others have mentioned, is a good practice to add to one's routine. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/17/19 02:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster Rear Anti Sway Bar on 2017-2019 SuperDuty

Installed a HellWig bar on my 2016 F-350 SWD 4x4. No need for Timbers on my unit. The sway disappeared about 90% without Timbers. I drove to Alaska and back with no issues and we had big winds in Wyoming hitting the side of the TC. I am very happy with the reduction of sway when a semi drives past at 80 MPH. Instead of feeling like your being pushed off the road, only a slight 'push' is felt as the big boys fly by. No problem at all. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/15/19 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Perils of RVing

In Alaska dry camping. Wife stepped off the rear platform of the TC and landed on the gravel/rocks below. She screamed loud enough that the hikers on Denali could have heard her. ER was two hours away. When finally made contact with ambulance service, story was, $2000 to run her to ER. No ambulance ride for us. Distant relative agreed to take us to ER for $100, full tank of gas, and lunch in a restaurant. Released from ER after several hours with only 5 broken ribs. Good enough for it could have been worse. Moral of story: don't try to back down the steps with your hands full of stuff, without looking where your feet are being placed. Lesson learned, the hard way......... Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/06/19 04:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Travel to Guadalajara

Is it actually 'safe' to travel in Mexico with all the cartels in control and the corruption of government officials? Seems to me from what I have heard, traveling in Mexico is like playing Russian roulette. You may be fine for a while then life as you know it could drastically change. We were thinking about going there, but decided not to go after some research. Lakeside Your biggest safety concerns will come from those that have never been there and spend too much time reading the news. Chuck That was helpful, thanks Chuck. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/02/19 09:29am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travel to Guadalajara

Is it actually 'safe' to travel in Mexico with all the cartels in control and the corruption of government officials? Seems to me from what I have heard, traveling in Mexico is like playing Russian roulette. You may be fine for a while then life as you know it could drastically change. We were thinking about going there, but decided not to go after some research. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/02/19 04:07am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Easy Border Crossing Tips

Accurate and informative post. I might ad, weapons going in either direction could be problematic. Do your homework if you want to cross with any weapons. Some are allowed for specific reasons such as competition shooting events and hunting. US citizens are allowed to return to USA with weapons they departed with on Customs form 4457. Simple and quick to fill out before you leave the country. Citizens of other countries may bring in weapons for specific reasons with authorized ATF form 6C or in case of hunting or shooting events, with proof that the subject will be actively participating in such events AND the weapons will be returning to country of origin. Safe travels. Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/02/19 03:56am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Frame and tie down damage from unmarked speedbump.

You guys really don’t get it do you? You do not drive slower than the speed of traffic or you’re going to get shot. So enough giving me a hard time please. Comparison to you for your troubles, my fellow camper. Just like in my previous profession, LEO, if a shooting incident happened, or an auto crash happened, during the investigation of the event, the events leading up to that incident are broken down into 'microseconds'. Just imagine a 'frozen' picture in time to analyze every second of everyone's actions leading up to the event. In retrospect, in my experience, 95% of all incidents, if analyzed as I have stated above have a 'preventable' element to them. If those involved had done one thing different, the incident would have a different outcome or perhaps,not happened at all. You seem to imply that you feel the speed bump caused your problems with the damaged frame and truck camper. None of us were there, accept you, but any investigator can break down this incident into 'microseconds of events' and determined that it would have been preventable had you done one thing different. You say above that you would have been shot had you not driven the speed of everyone around you. I do not believe that everyone in Jersey city has the 'get out of my way or I will shoot you' mentality. You Sir, have control of your own immediate destinanty. I believe you allowed the other drivers to push you into a driving at a speed that was not safe for that particular section of highway. You have the choice to drive at the speed you want, whether that be above the posted speed or at the posted speed. You Sir, have the choice to drive at a reasonable distance behind the vehicle in front of you so that you may observe what is happening to that vehicle and to maintain control of your vehicle at all times to prevent damage to yourself or others. I am NOT trying to give you a hard time, for I believe you have had enough trouble from this incident. I only ask you to ask yourself, "If I had done this thing different or that thing different, may I have been able to prevent this incident from happening in the first place?" You have control of what happens in your own immediate 'space'. Driving defensively and driving at responsible and legal speeds is your choice. A choice you have control of regardless of the pressure you make yourself feel from other drivers around you. Keep in mind, those other drives will NOT be paying your repair bills in this case. You will. Other drivers around you will not feel the stress of a damaged vehicle. You will. I doubt you will be shot for following posted speed limits and for driving defensively. My opinion only. Worth exactly what you paid for it. No intention on my part to be mean to you or cause you harm. My only intent is to give you another viewpoint on why it is so important to drive for 'yourself', not others. Safe travels, Lakeside
lakeside013104 10/01/19 04:16am General RVing Issues
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