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RE: Washington State

A member PMed me asking if the blue color of the ice in my photo above is real or is a result of photo editing. It is real! Depending on the sun angle and the color of the sky, parts of the glaciers are, well, ice-blue. The picture does not do it justice. Tip -- if you want to see it up close, bring binoculars! (Too dangerous to hike on a glacier.) And to answer two other questions, yes, that is Mt. Baker, and yes, that is me and DW sitting next to the lupines.
profdant139 12/09/19 09:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ouray, CO- Ouray RV Park and Ouray KOA-Recommendations

We stayed one night at the KOA in Ouray. It was fine. Good laundry room!
profdant139 12/08/19 10:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washington State

ppine, the east side sure is pretty. But when we were there in July a few years ago, it was really hot -- too hot for hiking! So I guess it's "pick your poison:" cool and rainy, or hot and dry. Cool and dry would be the best, but it's not easy to find in mid-summer. ;)
profdant139 12/08/19 12:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane Question

Wait a second, folks. We have a winner in the "extreme camping" division. Dr Steve boondocks in the snow in a POP-UP. My hat is off to you! (And now it is back on, to keep my head warm.)
profdant139 12/08/19 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Washington State

We have spent many weeks touring Washington. So much to do! But speaking as folks who come from a warm climate (Calif.), I think the snowy mountains are the main attraction – snow in July, and lots of it! Not going to find that in Florida, right? Here is the first of four connected blog posts that may be of interest: North Cascades This is just a sample to whet your appetite – that’s Mt. Baker in the middle of the shot: "border=0" For Full-Size Image. Rainier is great, too – here is a blog post: Rainier (In that blog post, fast forward through the first section on the Calif redwoods.) Rainier has lots of waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, glaciers, etc. Note, also, that much of the hiking in the mountains of Washington is not at a particularly high altitude – roughly 5000 to 7000 feet. By contrast, hiking in the Sierras and Colorado is often at ten thousand feet or more, which is not as easy for us flatlanders! ;)
profdant139 12/07/19 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washington State

Jon -- great shot of the falls!! I think this is part of the "channeled scablands" created by the breaking of an ice dam during the glacial era?? Very dramatic landscape.
profdant139 12/07/19 04:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Plastic toilet and sink cleaning?

I have used Bar Keeper's Friend. It works well. Most of the time, I am too lazy to do a really good job and just spray Windex around and hope for the best. ;) Actually, in the toilet, I use a little liquid car wax -- I think it is called Nu Finish. (Too lazy to go to the garage to check --- I am sensing a theme here.) . You wipe it on, wait till it dries, wipe it off. It does help the staining a little bit. More importantly, it creates a slick finish so that anything that happens to go into the toilet slides right into the drain. And that's a good thing, to quote Martha Stewart, who probably has never waxed the INSIDE of a toilet. (She might've done the outside, though.)
profdant139 12/06/19 10:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

suprz, is it ok to use Seafoam in the oil?? It seems like that would mess with the viscosity, which would reduce the ability of the oil to lubricate moving parts. But I am, once again, revealing my ignorance -- I really know nothing about the chemistry of engine oils.
profdant139 12/06/19 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Aftermarket trailer backup assist

valhallah, I believe grit dog was making a play on words. grit dog, you may have to include a smiley face from time to time. And this comment is just trying to make peace here, which (of course) reminds us of the Sermon on the Mount, so we are back on topic! ;)
profdant139 12/04/19 12:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yosemite National Park's Upper Pines closed...

No problem. Just win the lottery and then stock up on those newfangled lithium batteries! A down comforter is a lot cheaper, though. I bet that a really good down comforter, with lots of "loft" and a high thread count cover, would feel sort of like your e-blanket. Plus those down products are easy to store -- they collapse into a little nylon "stuff bag." What we really need for snow camping is a small nuclear reactor, but those pesky rules and regulations get in the way. ;)
profdant139 12/04/19 09:47am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 4-Corners

Doug, there are lots of "one and done" things in the world, but surely you don't mean fry bread is one of them?? Crispy fry bread with local wildflower honey drizzled on it -- yum! I look forward to it every time we go to that area of the Southwest.
profdant139 12/03/19 09:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

And LeRoy, you are right -- the site's search function is indeed "challenging," to say the least. But it is much better than nothing. I use the asterisk "suffix expander" to make the search more comprehensive, and I click "all the words" instead of "exact phrase" for the same reason. Also, Google can serve as a backup search tool -- use the domain name as a search term, in addition to the key words themselves. The Google advantage is that the native archival search bar in this forum lists prior responses chronologically, while Google usually prioritizes the results by the relative frequency of the key words within each document. So the cream rises to the top, at least in theory!!
profdant139 12/02/19 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

bikendan, I have thought about leaving, but frankly the info here is too valuable to leave. And there are quite a few great folks who are active on the forums, so it would be a drag to surrender to the grouchy folks. ;)
profdant139 12/02/19 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Aftermarket trailer backup assist

Not a crazy idea at all! You have not seen it because it requires great coding skill, which is not common. If you can develop the app and be first to market, you win! And if you can price the app at around ten dollars, you will sell millions of copies. Lots of people have old phones around the house for the rear linkage.
profdant139 12/02/19 04:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Thanks, ford truck guy. I gotta say that there has been a notable uptick in hostile commentary within the last year or so -- very puzzling. Not sure what, if anything, can be done about it. This forum, or group of forums, is so valuable. You'd think that those of us who benefit from the advice (and who occasionally offer our own thoughts) would all want to promote usage, rather than discouraging questions and comments.
profdant139 12/02/19 01:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

bucky, I don't see where any of those search results compare stabil and seafoam for long term gas can storage. They talk about one product or the other, and they talk about use in a piece of equipment, rather than for storage per se. Not the same thing at all. But I sure appreciate your comment that I "pretended to search" -- very neighborly and friendly!! That is exactly the kind of comment that will encourage forum participation. Well done, and happy holidays!
profdant139 12/02/19 10:06am Tech Issues
RE: Yosemite National Park's Upper Pines closed...

Interestingly, there is a new trend where folks actually buy weighted blankets in order to sleep better. I think we (the cold weather campers) have inadvertently discovered the same thing -- turn off the heat. Spread every blanket you own. Sleep like a log. But heaven help you if you have to get up in the middle of the night! ;)
profdant139 11/30/19 10:21am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Lots of great tips here -- thanks!!
profdant139 11/28/19 03:59am Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Yeah, ethanol. Sigh. I live in Calif, and it is very hard to find non-ethanol gas. And this is for storage in a plastic gas can -- I would never leave gas for a long time in the generator itself. (I used to do that -- it took me many trips to the shop to realize I had to drain the carb after "exercising" the generator.)
profdant139 11/27/19 11:09am Tech Issues
Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

First, I can't believe that this is the first time this question has been posed, but my search of the archives came up empty?! Anyway, which of these two products (Sta-bil or Seafoam) is better for storing gas for a long time in a can? And how long is too long? Thanks in advance!
profdant139 11/27/19 10:26am Tech Issues
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