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Idaho Boondocking FR582

Just checking for anybody that may have been in the Bear Valley Creek area on FR582 lately. Conditions, useage, etc!! Heading out on Tues 7/07 to start a 5-6 week tour of ID and MT. Thanks in advance!!
TUCQUALA 07/04/20 06:36pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: US 95 in Idaho, early July

"Live Action" from the scene!!!!!
TUCQUALA 07/04/20 06:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Firman W02981- Any feedback?

Very good genny, have had one for aboot a year and half. Slight use, solar has been great, but runs AC when necc, and actually pretty quiet. I would say a bit less noise than our 2K Champion when running under a load. Good buy!! Firman has been very helpful with questions (no problems!!) and will send high altitude jet kits if requested.
TUCQUALA 07/04/20 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: Reese head loose on shank

Where in OR are you, I have shims and bolts.
TUCQUALA 06/22/20 11:05pm Towing
RE: Reese head loose on shank

There should be 2 steel shims that fit inside the head with matching holes for the bolts to the shank. They are for such a problem. From installation guide: "OPTIONAL SHIM KIT Use the shim provided when needed to fill any gap between the Weight Distributing Head shown below and the hitch bar used in the particular application. It is easier to install the shim from the top down as shown on the following page. In doing so, you will encounter one of three scenarios: 1. Shim will go all the way down to line up with the bottom hole. If this is the case, use the entire shim in the gap. Note: It is conceivable that in some rare combinations, two shims could be used. In these cases, contact Customer Service at 800-632-3290 or 800-428-7303 for a free additional shim service kit #58207. 2. Shim will not begin to fit between the head and hitch bar. If this is the case, discard shim and continue installation. The existing gap is acceptable 3. Shim will not go in far enough to reach bottom hole. If this is the case, cut shim in half and use only the top half for the top bolt. Discard bottom half of shim"
TUCQUALA 06/22/20 11:00pm Towing
RE: Lolo to Walla Walla, WA

No, you shouldn't mention 128/3!! If the OP was concerned aboot the Lewiston hill, he would be overjoyed on going that road to Wallowa Lake!!!
TUCQUALA 06/06/20 05:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Keystone 22RBS slide topper

Don't have a Keystone, but I would put the body rail up as high as the roof line allows. More slope, the better. Some trailers (like our old Jayco) have a drip rail mounted just above the slide. If you have that, you could remove and put the awning rail where that was. But, I think the best place is just below the roof drip mldg. There is sufficient construction in that area to attach to and, again, gets the most slope out of the awning fabric.
TUCQUALA 06/06/20 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Reese Trunnion Questions??

Barney: One reason for change is tonque weight. The 1200# bars are "maxed" out, in my opinion. But main reason is excess wear in in the hitch head where the bars fit. On my second head and decided to make the change. Since Reese started making the heads (and whatever!!) in China, and going away from the spring clip style bar retention, the head has worn terribly. Creates a change in the DualCam adjustment over time. So "new" stuff and readustment is no big deal for me!! To anyone who is going to say I should lube, I DO, every trip. I've used moly lube, reg grease, a mix of gear oil and moly. Nothing has stopped the wear. The head metal is junk. PERIOD!!! So I'll be rehitching after this weekend trip to the E OR mountains. Thanks for responses on the pins. But intersting that the holes in the trunnion are larger than the roll pins!! Not worn either!!!
TUCQUALA 05/27/20 05:59pm Towing
Reese Trunnion Questions??

After 12 yrs of towing with a "round" bar DC, I am heading over to the "dark" side!!! found a super deal on a trunnion setup. Wasn't used with DC, came with a friction sway control (YUK!!). In very good shape, very little wear on the pivot points. A few long trips before prev owner went to a class A. QUESTION: Bars are roll pinned to the trunnions. There is some play in the connection. My past recollection of these was a bolt and jam nut holding the bar into the trunnion. Age of the stuff is aboot 6 yrs by the tags on the head. Is the slight side to side play something to consider, and change to bolt and nut??? Am aware of the "top" mount coupler occasional problems, will go to a tall ball if needed. Head is the newer, raised ball style. One more trip on the old "roundy" and then start the install and adjustment mess!!
TUCQUALA 05/26/20 06:56pm Towing
RE: Mountain west NF campgrounds

Posted over on the "other" site also!! Best move at this time is to go to the forest web site of the one or ones you are interested. They will have info and usually a pdf which shows open campgrounds and recreation sites at the time. For example:
TUCQUALA 05/20/20 02:48pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Montana

Can't say what would be "best" route, that really depends on what you want to see along the way, or if you just want to get to the Pioneers directly. I might suggest Bozeman to Ennis via I90 and US287. MT287 west to Twin Bridges. You get to see some historic touristy towns (Virginia City, Sheridan). Then MT41 to Dillon and west on MT278 to the south junction with the Byway. There would be some ups and downs, but no real tough stuff. OR, go I90 to I15 junction west of Butte. There is a high pass east of Butte at the Continental Divide. Nothing extreme! Then west on MT43 to Wise River, the north start of the Byway. Most scenic area of that drive would be from I15 to Wise River along the Big Hole River. After that you will have the Byway all to yourself!!! (?)
TUCQUALA 05/05/20 10:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Montana

Going N to S is a generally easy climb with a fairly steep downhill near the south end. Obviously going S to N is going to be just the opposite!! I guess where you are coming from to the Pioneer Scenic Byway and your rig might be the deciding factor. The climb from the south after the hot springs is healthy!! A gasser with a large trailer or a large gas class A will be working hard!! The trip is very much worth it no matter which you take!! You will find 4 or 5 NF campgrounds on the way, and many dispersed/boondocking spots off of the hwy.
TUCQUALA 05/04/20 10:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Can Not Wait!

Zipp, which cg's did you check out?? NF or private?? We've been up there a couple of times. Nice area around Bonners Ferry.
TUCQUALA 04/22/20 11:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Using Xantrex solar max flexible panels as portables?

We have a 320W Dokio folder, and it works great!! About 20# max, fairly decent build, and puts out pretty close to expected specs. 22.5 V open circuit and 16-18 A shorted. Not too clumsy closed, but is large when open and only used in decent conditions. I have made a mounting system for the roof of the Excursion to flat mount. Not the best, but secure, and easily removable when needing to use the vehicle. Also, made a couple of 12 awg extensions with SAE connectors to use for positioning (kit looks like 16 ga, MAYBE 14 ga!!) Controller is a 20A PWM that actually is fairly useable!! Has a couple of adjustments for voltages and easy use. I'm happy!!! I'm sure time will tell how it holds up, but good unit at a good price for the power output!!
TUCQUALA 04/17/20 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: Lewiston to Lolo pass highway 12 road questions

Going west to east, you'll have an easier downhill after Lolo Pass than the other way. Using the lower gears and brakes cautiously, and not letting your speed get out of line, you'll be ok. The pull uphill on the west side (last 3 or so miles) is do'able, but you won't be setting any speed records!!! It is curvy (!!) here and there (!!), but a good beautiful 2 lane road. Depending on when you are going, and day of the week, be aware that the road is loved by motorcyclists and the spandex mafia!! Watch the curves for them at all times!!!
TUCQUALA 04/10/20 03:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Used tow vehicles

Price a good '02/'03 7.3L Excursion with reasonable miles (if you can find one!!) and see what they are selling for!!!!
TUCQUALA 04/02/20 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Our ORV has a 13+ ft slide with a topper. I started using a 8ft pool cover water tube between the slide roof and topper. Works great for water pooling and pretty good in winds. It occasionally will dislodge in certain winds and angle. This year I'm going to use a 10ft one, and put aboot 1 to 1-1/2 of water in it to stabilize better. Can't fill with air through the water port, so glued a pool toy air valve on and fills pretty quick with 12V compressor. Very little water stays on topper, hardly get wet retracting!!!!
TUCQUALA 03/17/20 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier National Park Info

Was on Going to Sun road last July, week after the 4th, followed a Dog dually going up and watched a couple coming back west!! Fun time!! Real entertaining when two met, esp for the one on the cliff side!! Saw one along the way with bashed mirror, and one with rear fender damage. Can't say that stuff happened that day, but!!!!
TUCQUALA 03/08/20 12:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water system for boondocking

Turkey cooker oil pump!! Uses 2 D cells, last a long time, empties a 7 gal blue container in 5-7 minutes!! Fairly cheap on ePrey!!!
TUCQUALA 02/28/20 10:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

OK, picky people, let's qualify the "manual" override!!! It's an "electronic manual override"!!!! Great nomenclature. BUT, it is NOT a mechanical way of operating the slide. If it doesn't work, ya gotta disengage the motors. Nowhere else in the mechanics to "manually" operate the slide.
TUCQUALA 02/14/20 10:34am Tech Issues
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