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    Video TR: Utah West Desert - wild horses & Pony Express Trail

    Marc- we've spoken before via email. You go to all the places I want to go to! Lots of them I've been to in Utah years ago. I just wanted to tell you about our trip back in the 70s out to the west desert just like you guys went to! We went to Ibapah, if I remember correctly, and then just turned west and headed straight out into the desert. No road, no nothing. Three trucks- one with a camper to serve as our cookhouse, and two more just for us to ride in. We slept in sleeping bags. We went to Fish Springs, but I can't remember if that was before we headed into nowhere or after. I think before. Really, really appreciate your videos, and as I have said before, I will be looking you up when I return to Utah! Thanks again!
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    Got a favorite photograph?

    Way to go Kirk. Troublemaker. 😉
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    Got a favorite photograph?

    Eegads man! They are trying to have a little fun here!
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    RV shower head

    Yeah Kirk. Everybody loves them. Except me. Personally, just a bunch of hype. Over-priced and not really any better than the cheapie that came with my RV. I'm seriously considering putting the old one back on.
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    Truck Type

    Twenty foot trailer? Pick any one you want. They're all good. Of course you're going to get biased opinions.
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    All terrain or highway tires for towing

    I just replaced my tires on my RAM pickup. I have less than 11K miles on the truck. The stock tires were Firestone Transforce. Biggest pieces of crap ever made. Worse than China bombs. I believe they were some kind of highway tread and I just hated them. Already worn out. Back to Cooper tires. They are some kind of off-road type tire but not too aggressive. Good enough for the four-wheeling I do, but like I said, not too extreme. 10 ply sidewalls. Haven't really noticed any difference in the ride; seems to be okay and not noisy at all. 60lbs. in the front and 80lbs. in the back per my tire guy, with or without the RV hooked up.
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    Pilot in Hysperia California / Outpost Cafe

    Wow. Haven't been to the Outpost since the 60's when I had an aunt that slung hash there. Really surprised to see it's still open.
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    Highway 60 in Missouri

    Strafford and Camping World- neither one is on Hwy. 60. They are on Interstate 44. And no. There is nothing interesting between Springfield and Sikeston.
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    Question about joining Excapees club.

    Trust me. If they let me in, you have no worries. I've always been of the thought that just getting out there is the important part. Homemade or top-of-the-line, it's just fun to camp!
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    Satellite receiver has to be rebooted often

    I guess I don't get this guy or don't understand. I thought the OP wanted to record while traveling, thus the in-motion satellite setup. Why do you insist that shouldn't be done? I just don't get what you're talking about. But I don't have 30 plus years in computer technology.
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    Don't Miss Out on Escapade!

    Darn it! Stuck at Buffalo Point campground on the famous Buffalo River that week.
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    Government shutdown: Are BLM Land Boondockers kicked out?

    Honestly- the fake press has got everybody in a tizzy. Have any of the other shutdowns ever affected you in any way whatsoever?!? They're not going to send anybody through the desert telling you you have to leave. It's nothing but a political thing; I know we're not supposed to discuss that, but it's that simple.
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    Houseboat rental?

    Been there and ...you know what I mean. Several times. To me, it's the greatest place in the world to take a vacation. Don't go in summer or winter. Off-season the prices drop a little. At least they used to. Make sure you have a small boat to tourist around in. Used to be you had to make your reservations a year in advance; probably even longer out now. Do lots of research; there's a thousand different landscapes and things to see. And being the traveler I know you are- especially out West- there are hundreds of little canyons to hike and explore around the lake. But you don't want to be in any of those little canyons if there is any indication of a storm at all. You know why. Man, I hope you get to go. It is the greatest!
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    This is the greatest thread in the history of on-line forums!
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    DW wants an oven

    We love our NuWave oven!
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    Gas or Diesel

    What do you mean where are you getting the numbers on a diesel? What- you think a diesel and gasser are the same price?!? Price 2 new trucks- one diesel and one gas. You don't think there's a price difference? And why would you tell me you can't run a diesel for any extended time at 85%? Eegads man- where you getting your info? And 15-20K a year is a lot for a truck? Isn't 12-15K a year about average? Mountain Home AR- regular is $2.24 a gallon; diesel is $2.29 a gal.
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    Grey Water Dumping

    Is it okay- or not- to dump grey water on the ground when you're boondocking in the middle of nowhere? Where we camp at locally, a state park, we can't even go a week without filling up the galley tank. And my wife tries hard to be conservative. I would never do it around other campers or in improved campgrounds, but just wondering about being somewhere by ourselves.
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    Zion National Park (and boondocking nearby)

    Great thread and thanks for the info. I didn't realize there was dispersed camping in that area; can't wait to go and check out for ourselves!
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    Best RV Generator?

    Oh, okay. Now I understand. A Honda knockoff. Little different than the real thing. Again, I'm sorry, but Champion is not the same as a Honda.
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    Best RV Generator?

    I'm sorry- Are you saying the Champion uses the same motor and parts as the Honda?!? I don't think I believe that. Where did you ever get that information?!?
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    If it's the Washington Post, I will not read it. Don't care what it's about.
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    Type of Truck required to pull Travel Trailer

    If money is not your main concern, I urge you to listen to the above guys when it comes to truck size. Get yourself a 3/4 ton or better truck and the issue will never come up again...Our RV is sometimes advertised as 1/2 ton towable. Would I tow it with my 1/2 ton Chevy? Never.
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    russ buchanan

    You paid 2K a piece for them? Why?!?
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    Necessary Tools to Carry

    Oh yeah, sure. You may be able to do that, not me. Torque wrench takes up no room. If you can do it just as good by feel, I'm getting the impression you have done this a lot.