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RE: Is there a decent brand of RV shower faucet?

I installed one I bought at Home Depot.
mockturtle 09/27/20 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Food!

Find a good Thai restaurant. They're all over .
mockturtle 09/17/20 08:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Border closings

I'm curious as to the repercussions this closure had had on Alaska tourism this summer.
mockturtle 09/17/20 08:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Border closings

Well, I guess that will keep traffic down here in southern AZ. It also means I'll be watering my winter neighbors' palm trees all year. :(
mockturtle 09/15/20 08:58pm Snowbirds
RE: Camping with no reservations

Twice this year I had no problem showing up and getting an open site, no reservation, at Flat Rock Creek COE CG, north of Wagoner OK. I'd say it might be certain areas, not all COE. You're probably right. This campground was in Oregon and I think it had something to do with COVID. Not sure what.
mockturtle 08/25/20 08:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping with no reservations

This summer a COE park I encountered said they (COE campgrounds) all require reservations now, even if there are plenty of empty sites staring you in the face. And you have to phone the government reservation line, you can't book the site at the campground office. I considered this a ridiculous rule, refused to reserve and left. While I was able to find quite a few available USFS sites, most of those now take reservations and many were booked up even though empty (No one seems to enforce the "must occupy site first night" rule. My personal opinion is that USFS sites should be reservable only on weekends and should be FCFS on weekdays.
mockturtle 08/25/20 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virus while camping

As a matter of fact, I think the vast majority of America has seemed to taken up camping, as the areas we go to that are never busy this time of year are all packed now. Yes, that has been my observation, as well. More campers than ever before. I'm trying to figure out how camping could expose you to COVID-19.
mockturtle 08/24/20 04:49pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Scenic Routes/Places to See in WY, ID, MT, SD & E. CO

Orfun: 14A is just very steep and winding. Not particularly scary in terms of drop-offs like the MDH.
mockturtle 08/20/20 09:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Scenic Routes/Places to See in WY, ID, MT, SD & E. CO

If you don't mind 10% grades, take hwy 14A in WY east to west (downhill) from Burgess Jct. to Lovell. Truly spectacular views. There are a few turnouts.
mockturtle 08/19/20 09:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Scenic Routes/Places to See in WY, ID, MT, SD & E. CO

Sitting Bull Campground in Bighorn NF is beautiful and lots of bear and moose around. That entire area is worth a visit.
mockturtle 08/18/20 06:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bathroom on the road?

I always use my RV toilet and shower even at a campground. That's what they're for. :)
mockturtle 08/17/20 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Mogollon Rim {Arizona}...

I've been in the northern Rockies and the PNW this spring & summer and all the campgrounds there are packed, too.
mockturtle 08/14/20 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: The Mogollon Rim {Arizona}...

Love the Mogollon Rim! Is it crowded up there? For various reasons I came home to Yuma early this summer. I was hoping for at least the monsoons but none in sight. Low temps are in the 90's here in the Yuma Foothills and highs around 115 (it was actually 120 at my house yesterday and will be hotter today). Once I get my construction project under contract and started, maybe take off again until it cools down.
mockturtle 08/14/20 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Which sewer hose?

My Rhino is great but not without a learning experience. Since the parts all screw together in a different direction at the point of application, they can accidentally come loose and spill contents onto your shoes and elsewhere. Please don't ask. :(
mockturtle 08/10/20 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

Yep, leave it out. I left it out when ordering my Tiger. Not only are they susceptible to leaks but they are totally unnecessary.
mockturtle 08/08/20 08:42am Truck Campers
Leaving ceiling fan on while traveling

I'm been RVing for many years and always presumed that the ceiling vent should be closed while traveling. Today I was traveling in very hot weather and found, when stopping for lunch, that I had not only left the vent open but the fan running! :S But the good news was that the inside of my coach was wonderfully cool! :) While I probably wouldn't be tempted to leave it open on purpose, it occurred to me that maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea. Thoughts?
mockturtle 08/05/20 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's changed about camping?

I don't like to make reservations and miss the spontaneity of just showing up at a FS campground. Now most of them take reservations and are apt to be full. While I'm glad to see families out camping and enjoying their time off from work and school, things will probably never be as they were, say, ten or 20 years ago and we casual campers will have to find new options. Dispersed camping is sometimes OK but other times it is risky, with full-time homeless 'tweekers' and other druggies whose cluttered campsites indicate that they are not limiting their stays to two weeks.
mockturtle 08/02/20 06:38pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

I've stayed at both Bald Mountain and Sitting Bull in summer and got the last site in both instances. Very popular! I also drove my Tiger down 14A and the scenery was truly awe-inspiring. No, I would not recommend it for most RVs as it's 10% grade and hairpin curves. But if you get a chance to drive it in a toad or TV, it's worth the trip. There are viewpoints along the way.
mockturtle 07/30/20 04:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Parks

But there are record numbers of campers out here. Finding campsites (in the NW) has never been more difficult. Most Forest Service campgrounds now take reservations and the COE insists you make reservations. Even if you show up and there are spaces available, you have to phone the reservation company. My old way of camping, just showing up and not planning ahead, is no longer an option. Takes the spontaneity out of it. OTOH, it's nice to see families out camping rather than cooped up in their houses for the summer.
mockturtle 07/21/20 08:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tonto National Forrest is closed...

And that has exactly what to do with the Tonto National Forrest being closed by fires? Absolutely zip! I was responding to Mr. California's snide comment.
mockturtle 07/16/20 09:52pm General RVing Issues
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