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If anyone wants to share their favorite camp spot and invite others to meet up. Here is a place you can post others to join in the fun. I suggest a pm rather than a post when revealing your favorite camp spot. Anyhow .... IBMmobile and I been meeting at our camp for about 4 times now not counting the eclipse trip last August. Always fun.
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  2. I didn't know the cover was so close to the tank. Make sure the tank mounting clips are solid before covering up. Stainless screws are good. Can you insulate the tank bottom with rigid foam sheeting and then cover with something that will bend and conform over it all? Galvanized sheet metal?
  3. Coroplast has an out door life up to 2 years and indoor of 10 years..
  4. I rather got light than aluminum and might consider coroplast. It light weight in a fairly cheap compare ot aluminum would transfer cold to the holding tank where the coroplast would not. Giving me better chances in cold weather not to freeze up. Heck its only 23*F here...
  5. Aluminum diamond plate under there? I can see the thin stuff conforming somewhat to an uneven area if screwed in place properly. Just a thought Boss and no listening to Dieselfuture's beer can and screws idea either No screws where the tank is.... Ya know..... I think Dieselfuture said he has an all aluminum trailer but did not say its an Airstream..... Gee, I wonder why
  6. I've been talking about getting the RV repaired from last year wind event coming home from Arizona. Right now its super muddy here so the RV is stuck in the back yard till the ground dries out again.
  7. Mike, IBMobile and me camp where there is no signal. It's great! Plus we only are 4 hrs. away from Eileens folks place.
  8. They defunded the police so everyone calls @IBMobile. He has a small jail cell in the 5vr for those that don't social distance and refuse to wear a mask.
  9. I can't wait to get going camping again. It's a good time to go being it's not crowded and a great place for any activity. World class hiking is how it's written up about the area. I am glad I started going there when young enough to get up in some high country. It's really beautiful there. Now my legs and hips may not let me get so far up to the high meadow again. Amazing place. One great thing..... riding my mtn. bike doesn't bother me if not a strenious hard ride.
  10. I'm unlucky because my water line are outside the house to clear the slide. Mine will not tolerate any temperature below 30*F. I will freeze the water lines. After last summer wind storm that pull the belly off my kitchen tank cover I've got a few repairs to make. Now my old 1977 Dodge Jamboree I done plenty of camping all the way down to zero. The water tank was one of the benches at the table all the plumbing was inside the house. That one I did a trip down to -10*F and never had a problem.
  11. You're welcome to join JAG1, me and the rest of the gang in May. PM me and I can fill you in on the details.
  12. We’ve had our camper out 3x so far this year, plenty of cold and snow. Low of 6° and 6-8” fresh on one trip for ski camping. A true 4 season camper is a great thing for Idaho winter camping... I guess one weekend was in Oregon thou 🤣, and was cold enough the river iced over.
  13. You got that right! Bridgeport. My buddy goes there every year. I went once with him. Beautiful area with the two lakes. We didn’t camp. We stayed in a hotel. Would like to camp there eventually. Oceano state park is a nice spot as well. Clean area. No homeless squatting causing a scene at night with police having to show up. Happened once to us at the Pismo state park. Haven’t been back since. Trees all around and a nice trail to the ocean. Plus your reservation allows you to drive onto the beach. We love driving out there before sun set with a pizza and have a fire.
  14. Yeah right now Lewiston, ID has snow and its 750 feet above sea level... I'm just too far into the northern freezer period. I've got to wait till late March for chance to get out now.
  15. That's one of the last good things about living in CA; camp year round. Last weeks camp trip to Haystack Mountain, at an elevation of 3700', the highs were 58°-65° during the day with the night temps between 31°-36°. My next trip will be to the Bridgeport, CA area in May, that's where @JAG1comes down from Oregon and joins us.
  16. Right now the temperature dropped so low its not going to happen with my RV. If it would hover in the 40's I could get away with camping. I lost a big chunk of the under belly panel on my last Arizona trip. Wind tore it off. Just my kitchen grey tank cover. In design it was suppose to be heated holding tanks using the furnace blowing small amounts of air in the enclosed spaces. I need to jack this thing up and pull the remaining cover and measure and get a new piece for the tanks.
  17. I'd be contemplating that while sitting in a CA jail for being noncompliant. Yes, we were antisocial the whole time. The closest camper was about 1/2 mile away on the other side of the mountain. I have two golf cart 6 volt battery's in series, a 1500 watt inverter, and a 2k watt generator all in the front compartment of the 5er. You can see my 5er and the open compartment in the second picture above. The generator gets real quite when I turn my hearing aids off and the closest shade tree is over 3 miles away.
  18. Not a bad little setup. I need to see what all is needed to make mine work. Not sure if I just plug the panel in the solar port on the trailer or what.
  19. I've only got three 15w panels (45w total) from Harbor Frieght and been doing fine with that small amount of charge. I've been watching Home Depot for panels and have some wonderful solar panels for good price. 300w of solar panels and solar controller too. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Grape-Solar-300-Watt-Off-Grid-Solar-Panel-Kit-GS-300-KIT/203505917 Now a kit like that I would think of possibly mounting just a single panel on the roof. Then hard wiring that panel to the controller and RV. That way while in storage it would have 100w worth of solar charge for the batteries and eliminate the need for city power for the house charger. The other two panels I would build a free stand frame like my current HF panels stand.
  20. We’re getting the itch to do some camping as well. We’re anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours from nice spots. The coast, foothills or the mountains.
  21. My trailer has an outlet on the side for solar hookup. I’ve got one 100 watt panel.I should buy another one. I have never hooked it up. I always forget to grab it. Having the microwave oven available for use is always nice. I’ve got a 750 watt inverter. I need to hard wire it into the trailer. So all the outlets work through it. Just haven’t gotten around to doing it. Plus I want a bigger one for that.
  22. I've been studying the local area for camping spots. I've found several that you can work with in the early spring and even late winter if you RV is up to the task of cold weather. Being I live on a highway that run north and south, as the high runs north toward Whitebird you going down to about 1,200 above sea level. You can find places below the snow line to camp out. Have to be care on your choice being some large areas might have limit sunshine and be very cold in the early morning hours. We have already though about hitching up and heading towards the north in the lower section of the canyon for camping but then the snow came, still coming and it would be just a bad idea now.
  23. No generator require for me. I run silent power. I set out my solar panels and have 120 VAC power through the RV without making a single noise. Now if there was a shade tree I would park the RV under the shade and keep it cooler and the put my solar panels out in the sun.
  24. Looks fun! I don’t mind dry camping... with my generator of course! I haven’t been to the range in awhile. Ammo is scares these days.
  25. It’s only illegal if your having fun, Im sure everyone was practicing social distancing laws and wearing a mask too
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