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RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Many people think the quiet is boring. They miss their smart phones, TV, DVDs and only God knows what else. They like to live just like at home with different scenery. Many people are uncomfortable with their thoughts, conversation and all of that Nature. I am not one of them.
ppine 01/18/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Get rid of your NY attitude as soon as possible. People doing their jobs protecting the gigantic ag industry. Learn to deal with westerners. Do not be so direct. Be friendly. Then they won't be tempted to inspect your rig.
ppine 01/17/20 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: 6 gal electric hot water heater upgrade

Bad idea.
ppine 01/16/20 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

None of those roads are that hard. If you don't like windy and steep drop offs, stay out of the West.
ppine 01/16/20 08:16am Roads and Routes
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

I have used a lot of stoves over the years. I used Coleman for years, then had a lantern that was not good when new. I sent it to the factory and it is still junk. I like Brunton stoves. Stainless steel and very dependable.
ppine 01/16/20 08:14am Beginning RVing
RE: rough country Lift good or bad?

LIft kits are mostly for show. You make your truck more top heavy. It does not increase your ground clearance unless you add taller tires. Then the geometry of your drive train gets affected. The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone. I drove vehicles in the dirt during an outdoor career and they were nearly all stock. I had to walk out only once when I broke an axle.
ppine 01/16/20 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yellowstone Trip

Sheridan, WY is one of the great western towns still in existence.
ppine 01/16/20 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: North from Colorado to Mt Rushmore

You can drive out in the Plains by Sterling and go through Nebraska if you want, but staying in Wyoming is much more interesting. Driving thru Denver takes some time. Be there when it is not rush hour.
ppine 01/16/20 08:07am Roads and Routes
RE: enameled dutch ovens

I have an aluminum Dutch Oven that is very handy for traveling. I use it on boat trips and truck camping mostly. It has no legs so it works well on a camp stove. I have used it plenty of times on a fire like for baking a cake. Al does not transfer heat as well as iron, so be careful with the bottom heat.
ppine 01/16/20 08:04am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

why buy a truck if it can't pull anything? Next they will try to sell you a 5 1/2 foot bed.
ppine 01/15/20 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Boondocking all the time. USFS campgrounds in the quiet season. RV parks when I need to empty and refill tanks and wash clothes and take a shower.
ppine 01/14/20 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: North from Colorado to Mt Rushmore

Compared to the mountains, it is easy.
ppine 01/14/20 10:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone Trip

The Bighorns are a little tougher route, but one of the great mountain ranges in America. Don't miss it.
ppine 01/13/20 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone Trip

Yellowstone is mostly a large Plateau. The east gate route takes you through the Shoshone River Valley. My favorite place to see moose. No that hard, but you to keep your eyes on the road.
ppine 01/12/20 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

If RV socializing was a fading past time this thread would not have 10 pages of comments.
ppine 01/12/20 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Kings Canyon to Yosemite to Carson City

Canoe, Route 88 is my favorite way across, Highway 50 is fine. Tioga Pass road is direct, but windy and narrow and exposed. Route 49 is tight and up and down and wearing. It is fine in short stretches. The northern part is a little easier. Last year I went to Yosemite from near Carson City on Tioga Pass just before the snow, but I came home by going home on 49 to Route 88 which is easier. All routes are scenic, just avoid Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass.
ppine 01/11/20 08:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Planning a cross country trip - questions

YOur trailer will fit most places, although you may have to disconnect your truck sometimes. The main problems are the old USFS campgrounds that have not been upgraded. Some of those are lined with trees and awkward for larger trailers. YOu can always find an RV park.
ppine 01/11/20 08:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pets and National Parks

One of the reasons I avoid parks are the rules regarding dogs. I travel solo a lot and my dog is the first line of defense. She has great hearing and a great nose often seeing predators before I do. She is well behaved. When I run into hikers and especially livestock, I take her off the trail and tell her to sit.
ppine 01/11/20 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1 ton SRW debate

What debate? I have been driving a Ford one ton SRW since 2002 and it is the best vehicle I have ever had. Travel to find one. Have it shipped. There are plenty of trucks out there if you know where to look.
ppine 01/10/20 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Pets and National Parks

Most people visit a big park like Yellowstone mostly by car. Bring your dogs with you. Most of the hiking is short duration. You can let your dogs out anytime. I like the dirt roads in Yellowstone. Then you can get away from the crowds. There is no telling what might happen. I can understand why the NPS wants dogs on a leash, or not deep in the backcountry. But it makes no sense to allow them only in parking lots.
ppine 01/10/20 09:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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