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    Interesting home-built RV

    This isn't mine, but I've always secretly wanted to build my own RV. This guy takes it to the next level
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    The Gasser thread

    Who all tows with a gas-fueled tow vehicle? I have a 2018 F250 with 6.2L and 6R100 trans. Good unit for what I do with it.
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    a sensitive topic about NPS

    As background, you should know a few things before I start this discussion. - I've been to more than 80 NPS sites. Got there the old-fashioned way; drove an RV or rode my motorcycle to them, and spent time in them. - my sister used to work for the NPF (National Park Foundation; Congressional...
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    dnewton3

    Dave from the Indy area. Been camping with our family since I was a kid, and carried that on to my kids. My wife also camped as a kid; her family would boat all day and tent camp on beaches at night. It's in our blood, both of us. Happy with our 2007 Wolf Pump 18DD for now, but want a...
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    dump cake

    dump cake, or camp cake, or it can go by a lot of other names ... Get a good quality, decent sized cast iron cook pot. Season it with Crisco or other. Take 2 cans of your favorite pie filling (cherry, blueberry, apple, etc) and "dump" into the bottom of the pot. Spoon it out flat. Get a...
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    Crater Lake NP

    Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful bodies of water I've ever peered into is Crater Lake. The depth of color and clarity is phenomenal. The pools of the cauldrons in Yellowstone are really special. The crystal clear streams in Glacier are as if you're looking through glass. But...
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    Gas plumbing suggestion

    I like to work on my own stuff, and I like to modify things so that they are more reliable and/or more easy to work on. Here's a suggestion for any of you who like simple things that make life way easier ... Put separate gas isolation valves under your rig in the propane supply lines...
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    Don't be afraid to work on your own stuff ...

    If you're OK with working on various mechanical things around the house, working on your RV furnace isn't that big of a deal; they are very simple in design. Two years ago, I fired up my furnace in spring for a fishing trip; worked fine but didn't have to use it on the trip. Later that fall I...
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    TT-30 wiring

    Found this info when searching for which is the "hot" blade of the typical 30amp RV plug; thought it might be helpful as a reference to anyone making their own home-made various connections. http://www.myrv.us/electric/Pg/30amp_Service.htm I am making my own parallel kit for my two inverter...
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    Kids say the darn-dest things ...

    So this is not about any one park, but a funny story of the State of Colorado and my daughter, who was a master of the obvious, at least in her young mind. She was 9 at the time, and we were traveling into CO vi I-70. As we got right at the state line, there was a welcome sign. It said...
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    Rocky Mountain NP

    As with all NPs, there's lots to do in the park. But in particular, simply driving over US34 in RMNP is a treat in and of itself. I've ridden over that pass several times on my MC, and done it twice with the RV. I recall the amazing shift in my kids attitude in mere minutes while going...
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    The not-so-obvious choices ...

    Obviously, Yellowstone/Grand Teton parks are the big draws and to do it right, you have to spend a minimum of one week there (not including getting there and back from where you hail). I have been there four times; twice on MC trips and twice on RV trips. And if you camp in one of the many...
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    UT NPS sites

    UT NPs are some of my absolute favorites. Arches, Bryce, Zion, etc ... If you do Canyonlands, consider trying the Schaeffer Trail. It runs from the upper bluffs in the Park down to Pot Ash Rd and back into Moab. CAUTION: you'll need 4x4 and reasonably high ground-clearance vehicle. I did it in...
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    Thousand Lakes RV Park - Torrey UT

    Although it's been a few years since we've been there, it was clean, quiet and well run. Magnificent views of the bluffs to the north, at the back of the campground.
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