Issue 1009 • November 28, 2018
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If you plan on boondocking in one of BLM’s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA) this winter, be especially sensitive to your neighbors when you set up camp. If you plan on running your generator a lot (because you don’t have solar panels or a wind turbine), park far enough away from others so the frequent running of the generator doesn’t impact their solitude. Many boondockers like peace and quiet, and not the drone of a generator. Or look for others who have their generators running and park near them since a running generator will be less offensive to those who are already running theirs.
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Be concerned about your RV’s cargo carrying capacity
You should be aware that a typical couple’s clothes and other things, once loaded into their RV, can easily add 1000 to 2000 pounds of extra cargo weight. Just consider these things alone: Your water holding tank might hold 60-100 gallons of fresh water and at 8 pounds a gallon that is 480-800 extra pounds by itself. Add another 400-500 pounds for canned goods, pantry items and all of the foods you packed into your fridge. Then add another 100-200 pounds for clothes, linens, etc. And, all of those folding chairs, barbecue grills, tools, folding tables, lights, power cords, water, and sewage hoses and other connectors, and such, you will stuff into your storage compartments could easily add another 400-500 pounds. As you can see from this example, I ended up with over 1500 pounds and I didn’t even try to add the many other items a couple might take on a vacation trip
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Don’t fudge on the fridge
Always double-check that your refrigerator is shut tight before hitting the road. If not, you could have a mess on your hands.
Collapsible laundry baskets are great as temporary garbage cans when at your camping site. Pop it up, put a garbage bag in it, and voila!
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Love beer? This is the list for you! Find each craft brewery in all 50 states, and start collecting those cool pint glasses. Just remember, you probably have to back up the rig (not to mention drive it too) when you leave, so watch that beer intake! Visit website.
The cutest ornament we’ve ever seen…
Do we need to say more? This adorable little camp stove is the perfect addition to your, or a family or friend’s, Christmas tree this year. Makes the perfect gift for an RVer, camper, hiker, fisher…well, anyone! Learn more or order here (and see some other equally cute RV-related ornaments here.)
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
I asked a llama if his cousin wanted to go camping. He said, “I’m sure he would. Alpaca tent!”
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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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