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Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-12-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,084
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Iowa Dave, That story made me smile. Thanks ...

Iowa Dave,
That story made me smile.
Thanks

Gordon
Forum: General Chat 05-10-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I'm glad I don't live in an area where "soft...

I'm glad I don't live in an area where "soft probe" is part of the lexicon.


Like with Jon, most inquiries happen at gas stations, sometimes camping areas. Often, it's friendly envy from owners...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-10-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Robin, As a side note: we used to call them...

Robin,
As a side note: we used to call them "all jaws" in the Adirondacks. You know why...


Carry on,
Gordon
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-09-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Robin, I don't know what sort of screen...

Robin,

I don't know what sort of screen framing Scamp uses in their later editions, but maybe you could wrap or sew on something like this:...
Forum: General Chat 05-02-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I'm not really camping, but living in my trailer....

I'm not really camping, but living in my trailer. Currently in Nevada, heading back to Idaho.
This winter in the southwest I have seen more RV's than ever before, even without our friendly Canuck...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-27-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,870
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Nevada

Nevada
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-25-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
You covered CVG fir with birch plywood?.... on...

You covered CVG fir with birch plywood?.... on purpose?
Anyway, whatever you do on one side should also be done equally on the other side. That's just woodworking law.
Good luck.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-07-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Magnets are cool, but I'd use selfadhessive hook...

Magnets are cool, but I'd use selfadhessive hook and loop fasteners. Very little work for the same result.
Gordon
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-19-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Warm and cozy! I compliment your taste in...

Warm and cozy!


I compliment your taste in colors (including the cabinets). Makes me think about how I could change my tiny space with new covers and curtains. Thanks for the inspiration!

...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-24-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,223
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Thermal Cooker

Tracy,
A thermal cooker might meet most of your needs. It's not a pressure cooker, but a slow cooker with other functions. The best thing is: no electricity required. Check it out:...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 07-26-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
InciWeb

Use this site:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
to learn the latest news on wildfires anywhere in the U.S.
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 06-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,876
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Once you have found the right trailer (you may...

Once you have found the right trailer (you may not have infinite choices), take a short shake down trip, or a stay in your driveway, and make a list. Pencil and paper may be your best tools to start...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,734
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Bulldog Hitch

I,too, replaced my conventional hitch with a bulldog after hitting a severe hole in the road that separated the coupler from ball. No fun. With help I was able to get it back together. When I got...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-13-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
My tongue jack has a 6 inch wheel (not...

My tongue jack has a 6 inch wheel (not removable). I carry a small piece of plywood and lower the wheel onto that, oriented so that I can move the trailer side-to-side about an inch or so to get the...
Forum: General Chat 01-21-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I think if you want to follow the most...

I think if you want to follow the most challenging section of the Lewis and Clark journey, you should visit Idaho. There are many FS campgrounds along Rt. 12 in the Lochsa country. You could park...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-07-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Second thoughts on Clam Traveler

Having used my Clam shelter for 4 years now, I have some reservations. It was absolutely necessary the first year due to an infestation of yellow jackets. Last year I used it when camped near a lake...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-29-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
When I first read the OP's question, I said to...

When I first read the OP's question, I said to myself "Here comes Byron...".
My apologies, Byron, but to some of us, our trailers ARE our homes.



I have a 19" TV/DVD on an articulated arm...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Robert, Here's an article that might help you...

Robert,
Here's an article that might help you decide:
https://www.donrowe.com/power-inverter-faq-a/258.htm#how_long


I have an 800W inverter that is only there if I need to recharge my laptop...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-03-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,353
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Everybody has their own needs

Yeah, I fully understand that everyone has a different situation to deal with. Following this forum has taught me that (Thank You Forum!). I only posted to illustrate one alternative, one that works...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-03-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,353
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
gordon2, Good questions, for sure... ...

gordon2,


Good questions, for sure...


It only measures solar input, but that's all I use. I don't have the ability to charge from the tow at this time, but maybe someday.... I haven't...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-03-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,353
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
No Free Lunch...

No matter what you use, refrigeration doesn't come cheap. I'm not going to get into the advantages and disadvantages of different systems, as that's been covered well in this post, and in many...
Forum: General Chat 09-30-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,625
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I had a '79 westy almost identical to this one: ...

I had a '79 westy almost identical to this one:
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1979/volkswagen/vans/100994848
On the positive side, it handled mountain roads really well, and being...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-24-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,675
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Hi Justin, I have a Scamp 13 that I use on...

Hi Justin,
I have a Scamp 13 that I use on rough forest roads in Idaho between snow melt and first snow. The Magruder Road and the Lolo Motorway are two that I'm sure you're familiar with, but there...
Forum: General Chat 09-15-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
This doesn't really answer your question, but a...

This doesn't really answer your question, but a reasonable substitute is an Endless Breeze fan hung in the window. It's easy to set up when you need it, as the hooks provided fit over the upper...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-22-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Renogy on sale at Amazon

Deal of the day:
https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Watts-Volts-Monocrystalline-Solar/dp/B009Z6CW7O/ref=lp_17428536011_1_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1527007314&sr=1-1
I have two of these and they are...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-20-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,211
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Thanks, Tony...

It sounds like you know what you're talking about, although it contradicts what we read about battery charging on RV forums and dealer websites. I appreciate your knowledge and your response (but I'm...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,211
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
No Controller?

Tony,
Have you used this set up much? An unregulated 100 watt panel can produce over 22 volts, and this seems like a bad idea for a 12V battery system.

Gordon
Forum: General Chat 04-15-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
BookBub

For e-readers, try BookBub. Great deals, often free, to download from Amazon. Yours to keep. No fees. New internet authors as well as NY Times best sellers. Stock up your little tablet with a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-14-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,912
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Not all controllers are created equal !

Ashley,
I think you've been getting some misleading advice. You CAN run your devices off the Load terminals by using a controller that can handle it, and there's a great advantage in doing so.
The...
Forum: General Chat 03-17-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,010
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
water is life

Water is for drinking, not so much for washing dishes. We can starve ourselves for days, but we can't live without water for very long.

It's no joke that my dog takes care of all solid food that...
Forum: General Chat 03-15-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,010
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Have Dog...Have NO waste

My simple answer to grey water ... dog leaves pot without a trace of food. Just a little hot water and you're done!
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Don't look back....don't ever look back.

Don't look back....don't ever look back.
Forum: General Chat 03-08-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
This conversation reminds me of the introduction...

This conversation reminds me of the introduction of GPS to the world of hiking in the woods. So many people needed to be rescued in the Adirondacks due to failed electronics, that they started...
Forum: General Chat 03-08-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,753
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I learned to play fiddle deep in the Green...

I learned to play fiddle deep in the Green Mountain N F of Vermont. Only place I could play without offending the rest of the world. But I'm certain it kept the black bears away.
It's clear from the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-02-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Carl, California Dreamin on a Winter's Day? ...

Carl,
California Dreamin on a Winter's Day?
I'd imagine one gallon water jugs (about 8 lbs. each) would keep a Clam shelter from lift-off under most conditions. But I've had mine "implode" in heavy...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,259
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Keith, I think most all of the replies...

Keith,

I think most all of the replies here have been really good. Lots of experience.

I just returned from a 3,500 mi trip and learned a few rules for the 2018 me (pretty darn old...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-23-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,897
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Get the kind that flash (I've been advised)....

Get the kind that flash (I've been advised). Otherwise, you might be helping the critters find their way. I saw them in use at a campground in Organ Pipe Cactus N M recently. Looked like a silent...
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,753
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Don't assume everyone is in the same situation as...

Don't assume everyone is in the same situation as you. When I was full-timing, I would watch a DVD sometimes because I was tired. TV is a good way to dumb-down and fall asleep when folks are having a...
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,753
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Music to my ears...only!

A couple of years ago, I installed an amplifier and four good speakers for my CD collection in my Scamp 13. No MP3's please, I'm an audiophile (on a budget). And for those who don't know, amplifier...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 01-11-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,105
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
"There are a lot of really great pizza places...

"There are a lot of really great pizza places here in North Carolina. Of course they are all run by people from NY (or at least sound like they do) . My two local favorites are "Brooklyn Boys...
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,346
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Lee asks: "My real question is this: are there...

Lee asks:
"My real question is this: are there any set-ups with a positive attachment, i.e., the tank(s) are bolted directly to the A-frame or bolted to something that is bolted/welded to the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,149
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Thanks for the explanation, Steve. And...

Thanks for the explanation, Steve. And congratulations on keeping all your fingers! Job well done.

Gordon
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-25-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,149
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Really NICE work, Steve. I'm curious to know...

Really NICE work, Steve.
I'm curious to know how you shaped those corner pieces. Would you care to share your technique?

Thanks
Gordon
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-14-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,829
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
In reply to the original poster: It sure sounds...

In reply to the original poster: It sure sounds like the thermostat is bad and needs replacement or adjustment. In my situation, endless fiddling with the temperature setting is required to get it...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-14-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,208
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Nice find, Patrick. You may also want to...

Nice find, Patrick.
You may also want to consider adding dust caps like these:...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-18-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I concur with the other posters. My rule of...

I concur with the other posters.
My rule of thumb for all projects is that it will cost twice as much and take 3 times as long as you expect.
Get out there and use the camper. You're bound to...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-08-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
There are some nice primitive BLM campgrounds...

There are some nice primitive BLM campgrounds along the John Day River, north of the fossil beds, and a nice FS campground more to the north. Check out the Monument site for a map.
Here's what...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-08-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
Cory, That poster (?) is really nice. Did...

Cory,

That poster (?) is really nice. Did you make it? In your neck of the woods I'd head for the painted hills. Got to be out of this world!
In my case, I'll be in the Sawtooth Mtns. in eastern...
Forum: General Chat 05-08-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
My Edgestar 12V compressor fridge has an internal...

My Edgestar 12V compressor fridge has an internal thermostat and a digital readout on the side, as I think most chest style fridge/freezers do. If I set my desired temp at 40 degrees F, it cycles on...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-06-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,215
Posted By Gordon in Idaho
I think everyone should determine their own needs...

I think everyone should determine their own needs and wants. Far be it for me to criticize others. I admit that the blow dryer gave me pause, but it doesn't matter. Many people consider an indoor...
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