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Forum: On The Road... 07-21-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By drmox
We just got back a couple weeks ago. I know my...

We just got back a couple weeks ago. I know my profile doesn't reflect it, but I'm from the Chicagoland area, and we drove to Yellowstone/Tetons, and stopped in the Badlands on the way home.
Driving...
Forum: Boondocking 07-07-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,933
Posted By drmox
UPDATE: Mission accomplished. Despite daytime...

UPDATE: Mission accomplished.
Despite daytime temp of 90, it cooled off enough at night to go without a/c. Ran the water pump, fridge dc fan, and occasional light from battery power. Redneck...
Forum: On The Road... 07-07-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,222
Posted By drmox
Shouldn't Elsa be a winter storm? Not making...

Shouldn't Elsa be a winter storm?
Not making light of the situation, just sayin...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-09-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By drmox
Learning To Live Again - Garth Brooks

Learning To Live Again - Garth Brooks
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-06-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,325
Posted By drmox
I needed only to look at your call sign to see...

I needed only to look at your call sign to see you're a Saints fan and are obviously from...North Carolina. Either way, the deep South is a prime candidate for needing a/c, and that means running a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-03-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By drmox
Emerging from Covid-19 song playlist:

This would make a decent mixtape for surviving the virus
1. Alive - Pearl Jam
2. I'm Still Standing - Elton John
3. I'm Free - The Who
4. My Sharona - The Knack (but sing My Corona)
5. Breathe -...
Forum: Boondocking 06-01-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,933
Posted By drmox
To add some details, we are boondocking in the...

To add some details, we are boondocking in the renowned spot by the cellular towers, and there are four trailers in my traveling party.
If necessary, we're willing to isolate ourselves somewhat, and...
Forum: Boondocking 05-30-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,933
Posted By drmox
Badlands boondocking July 4th and heat

I'm debating on which generator to bring. I have a single a/c unit, and two generators to choose from: a Honda 2000 and an off brand contractor grade open frame 4000w generator.
Will it be too hot...
Forum: On The Road... 05-27-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,984
Posted By drmox
As far as routing, don't listen to your GPS if is...

As far as routing, don't listen to your GPS if is says any of the following words:
Chicago Skyway
Dan Ryan Expressway
Bishop Ford freeway
Eisenhower Expressway
Kennedy Expressway
Take I-65...
Forum: On The Road... 05-27-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,984
Posted By drmox
Staying inside Chicago city limits is unfeasible....

Staying inside Chicago city limits is unfeasible.
Stay at the Chicago Northwest KOA out in Union, IL.
Catch the Metra commuter train in Woodstock down to Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) on the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-27-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By drmox
Safe to say you've missed the boat on any choice...

Safe to say you've missed the boat on any choice State Park or State Beach reservations, and you'll need to hurry to get sites at the private spots.
That said, I can add a second thumbs up for the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-27-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,170
Posted By drmox
I would like to think that a police dispatcher...

I would like to think that a police dispatcher would take a noise complaint from a camper at a private campground and circular file it.
Conversely, I know how easy it is for a fun-loving group to...
Forum: On The Road... 05-23-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,745
Posted By drmox
Well, when the bridge is held together with...

Well, when the bridge is held together with Legos, what do you expect?396066
Forum: On The Road... 05-23-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By drmox
TV bare minimum

So we may have talked about this topic a time or two, maybe to the point of ad nauseum. But, important topics should be discussed thoroughly to ensure everyone's safety.
List your trailer's length,...
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By drmox
RV Parky FreeRoam The Dyrt Park Advisor ...

RV Parky
FreeRoam
The Dyrt
Park Advisor
and if you're military: UC Military CG
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
Welp, I have a confession to make. I'm not a...

Welp, I have a confession to make. I'm not a doctor, dr stands for David Richard. My avatar photo is age progressed using an app on my phone; I feel like it lends me some credibility. So I can carry...
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
Yeah, that is absolutely the plan. Have...

Yeah, that is absolutely the plan. Have everything attached and ready to go, walk across the street trailing my hose, attach to spigot, turn on water, download 30 gallons of sweet glorious H2O, and...
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
Because we're there for eight days. As an old...

Because we're there for eight days.
As an old Army guy, I can go without showering, but asking my wife or daughter to do the same...I'm not doing that. So I make provisions to keep everyone clean...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,745
Posted By drmox
I don't have a 2000 word essay on the state of...

I don't have a 2000 word essay on the state of bridge disrepair, but I offer a plan C...or D: How about crossing far to the south at Helena on SR 49, and then head north on 61 to I-240?
Sure is out...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
So this dude right here is my huckleberry. ...

So this dude right here is my huckleberry.
Should take all of 10 min. to connect my 100ft. hose to my 75 footer, screw in my in-line filter, cruise across the road, hold it in place and turn on the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
Yeah, I've witnessed a few water stations that...

Yeah, I've witnessed a few water stations that did not have water suitable for drinking. Sometimes they're labeled, and sometimes not. Fish cleaning stations in the Northwoods, foot washing stations...
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
Yeah, I did read one report that the spigots in...

Yeah, I did read one report that the spigots in question were purposefully not threaded to keep people from doing exactly what I was hoping to do. It wouldn't be my intent to stay connected any...
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By drmox
Gros Ventre campground Grand Tetons

I have reservations in Loop D at Gros Ventre, and was wondering if anyone had some insight into the availability of water onsite.
I understand there is potable water near the park entrance, but have...
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By drmox
Any route you take is going to put you near...

Any route you take is going to put you near Abilene, which means you will be near the small town of Buffalo Gap, home to the renowned Perini Ranch Steakhouse. https://www.periniranch.com/steakhouse/...
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-29-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,089
Posted By drmox
We travel with two Golden Retrievers, and have...

We travel with two Golden Retrievers, and have found that they suit our needs perfectly. While Goldens are of little use as a guard dog, they make good watchdogs. They wouldn't attack an intruder,...
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,782
Posted By drmox
Google this: Apostle Island National Lakeshore...

Google this:
Apostle Island National Lakeshore and,
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Both are some of the best kayaking and breathtaking scenery available. On the shores of Lake Superior...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-24-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,310
Posted By drmox
I regretfully inform you that I had to cancel my...

I regretfully inform you that I had to cancel my reservation for the rally due to a scheduling conflict, but that leave my site up for grabs.
Apparently I forgot about the most exciting day of the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By drmox
Harvest Hosts

This service and membership is intriguing, and seems like an idea that may be worthwhile. I'd like to hear some opinions from subscribers, and perhaps some experiences.
Is it worth it? What about...
Forum: On The Road... 04-21-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By drmox
I can also attest to Point Mugu NAS famcamp just...

I can also attest to Point Mugu NAS famcamp just off Hwy 1, in between Malibu and Oxnard. Decent place that was nothing to write home about except for the outstanding beach. Most beach campgrounds...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-20-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By drmox
Their seating plan could have used some tweaking...

Their seating plan could have used some tweaking for better load distribution:
1. Leave Alice at home, and let Sam the butcher bring her the meat.
2. Move Cindy and Bobby to the back seat, put...
Forum: Boondocking 04-18-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By drmox
Boondocking in the Badlands.

Planning a trip out west from Chicago to Yellowstone/GTNP, and everywhere we have reservations will have shore power. The exception is during our return drive, the plan is to boondock in Badlands NP...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-17-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By drmox
I am also skeptical about how KITT and Michael...

I am also skeptical about how KITT and Michael Knight could just jump without a ramp by pushing the Turbo Boost button.
I'm starting to worry that my entire childhood was a lie.
Next thing you...
Forum: On The Road... 04-17-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By drmox
Not only are there campgrounds available for use,...

Not only are there campgrounds available for use, there are equipment rental facilities at most installations. You can rent campers, boats, tents, canopies, etc.
The best military campground I've...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-16-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By drmox
Overloaded tow vehicle

Does anybody remember the Brady Bunch trip to the Grand Canyon episode?
I have some questions:
How did all nine of them fit in that station wagon? Remember they brought Alice along.
How is it that...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-15-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,310
Posted By drmox
Yeah, keeping your temper under control is always...

Yeah, keeping your temper under control is always a good thing. I have had all my shots actually, so I am drmox without Pox, and that rocks. I figure there's a joke out there for Shingles too, but I...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-15-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,631
Posted By drmox
Nope, the parks made the decision to go to all...

Nope, the parks made the decision to go to all reservations after a year of having folks lined up for two miles starting at 0430 every morning. I caught wind of the change from this website, and...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-13-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,310
Posted By drmox
Map of the CG We're in P10 Thurs-Sun. Both...

Map of the CG

We're in P10 Thurs-Sun.
Both vaccinated, but my 4yr-old daughter obviously is not.
Two dogs (Golden Retrievers)393112
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-13-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By drmox
Just watch the airlines and airfare. Once...

Just watch the airlines and airfare. Once international travel really gets moving (or flying), demand for new coaches should level off. Then, down the road a couple years, we'll see a dearth of used...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-13-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,631
Posted By drmox
I have reservations at Gros Ventre campground in...

I have reservations at Gros Ventre campground in Grand Tetons NP for the last week of June, and it was like scrambling for Rolling Stones concert tickets on the online reservation website. My travel...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-06-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,927
Posted By drmox
Yeah, you see operators of Jeeps, Harleys, and...

Yeah, you see operators of Jeeps, Harleys, and Airstreams who flash headlights and wave at one another as they pass. Other vehicles...not so much. Can't remember the last time I saw a pair of Honda...
Forum: On The Road... 04-02-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By drmox
Where are you located? If you're in the midwest,...

Where are you located? If you're in the midwest, and anywhere near Chicago, I have 3 wheels and tires you can have.
A couple years ago I upgraded to 16" alloys and LT tires, and still have my old...
Forum: On The Road... 04-02-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By drmox
I think 94 to 294 and down to 80 East is a doable...

I think 94 to 294 and down to 80 East is a doable bypass that is the fastest route so long as you pass through mid day. If you get caught during rush hour...the term miserable comes to mind.
If you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-24-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By drmox
Dumb question award

I'm seeing a trend all too frequently, and it's something I'd like to make light of...in a sarcastic manner of course.
We're seeing far too many dumb questions. It usually starts off with something...
Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By drmox
Hurricane season is roughly June - November, and...

Hurricane season is roughly June - November, and prime time for tornadoes is March through June, with late April to mid June being the peak.
In the North, we refer to November through April as...
Forum: On The Road... 03-17-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,170
Posted By drmox
You pretty well nailed the spirit of this thread;...

You pretty well nailed the spirit of this thread; air out our petty grievances here, and hit the road ready to enjoy life.
Know that the road is full of substandard vehicle operators. Know that...
Forum: Airstream Oddities 03-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,164
Posted By drmox
A custom tubular pipe frame carport-esque...

A custom tubular pipe frame carport-esque structure that could either fold or disassemble for transport would be expensive but more...doable.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-11-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,817
Posted By drmox
My group and I scored count 'em, four electric...

My group and I scored count 'em, four electric sites all in a row for the last week in June. It was like buying front row tickets to see the Rolling Stones...at the Super Bowl, but we got 'em.
Oh,...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-06-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By drmox
Tailgating SEC football games

As we get closer to some semblance of normalcy, who out there is down with tailgating some college football this upcoming fall 2021 season? Most specifically a Texas A&M football game, because my DW...
Forum: On The Road... 03-02-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,098
Posted By drmox
I have two: 1. Switching from gas-only 6-gallon...

I have two:
1. Switching from gas-only 6-gallon hot water heater to dual fuel 10-gallon tank. Using free campground electricity is great as opposed to burning up propane, while maintaining the...
Forum: Community Polls 03-02-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By drmox
Ok, so this thread is turning out as conflicting...

Ok, so this thread is turning out as conflicting as the reviews on Amazon.
The folks who like their stove rave about how it burns the wood hotter and more efficiently, and therefore puts out more...
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