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    30 Days Western U.S.

    Now's your opportunity to check out all the rigs and see what you really might like for your retirement!
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    Jayco electric lift problem

    I have a different camper - an Aframe. Our lift stopped working at the end of our last trip. We finally had set up our system with 2 new batteries and use Renogy 100watt suitcase to charge, which has been perfect to fully charge our camper all the time. I did notice one of the batteries has some...
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    Are pop ups a dying breed?

    We have a Chalet Aframe and love it. We tent camped for years, but getting older, we wanted something like a popup. We rented canvas popups and decided we didn't want to go that route (high winds scared us! Thought it would cave in on us). The rental place had an aframe we could walk in and see...
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    June 2022 - what did you do for your camper this month?

    Saw a bit of corrosion on one battery's terminal, so going to clean both batteries. Our last trip out to Windy Wyoming was so dusty thinking all the wiring and stuff should be checked and probably washed. Our A-frame is pretty solid with most wiring and plumbing in side and all holes sealed. But...
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    Solar or generator?

    Got an extra battery, so now 2. With a 100watt Renogy suitcase it returns batteries to 100% each day, usually within a few hours. Also have a Jackery with it's solar panels. The Jackery heats the water boiler for coffee, charges phones and computers, and can run an instant pot. With the extra...
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    Upcomming Meal Plans? All ideas welcome

    We don't usually camp with power. Have a Jackery 1000 and can solar charge it. It'll heat meals premade/frozen in the instant pot. Favorite meal in it is lining the pot with ribs, pouring over some bar-b-q sauce and filling center with whole potatoes. By the time we'd set up camp we had sour...
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    Chalet A-frames?

    I'm going to post this here for now. Just home from a trip. Everything worked great till last night on our way home- luckily at our son's. The Chalet roof lift will not go up. It makes a noise kinda like a car alternator/battery issue. I've got it plugged in. What is wrong?
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    Adding Gas Spring Roof Panel Lift Assistance

    I'm going to post this here for now. Just home from a trip. Everything worked great till last night on our way home- luckily at our son's. The Chalet roof lift will not go up. It makes a noise kinda like a car alternator/battery issue. I've got it plugged in.
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    propane firepits

    A tank like this one. 5#/8.8 gallons.
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    propane firepits

    Our trailer has 2 tanks. We always took an extra 20#. Going to try a gallon tank this weekend for both our Coleman stove outside and the firepit. We don't burn it long at night. Love it in the morning when getting coffee and breakfast. Going to see how long that smaller tank lasts. Or can...
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    May 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    Getting ready for our first trip out. Going fishing from near Casper Wyoming down to Laramie and into northern Colorado. Hope weather forecast remains warm. Snow just melted in most places. And since finally above morning freezes here, I sanitized the water tank and found I had a leak. After...
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    propane firepits

    Sorry about the repeat.
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    propane firepits

    We have this same fire pit. When not camping we keep it on our back deck and use it A LOT! Instant wonderful heat and then instant off. No water to make sure fire is totally out (fires in Colorado have started from firepits stirred up by a breeze)(we even saw that when our son thought he had...
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    May 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    I've read so many things about filling fridge. Ours has come open once when traveling, and some have said not to pack the fridge, but still turn it on a day before so to get cold. Then put a frozen gallon water jug in to help it keep cold. It's a hassle to have to fill a cooler and move...
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    How Do You Make Coffee (The Juice Of Life)

    I love this suggestion best. I have a stainless-steel percolator I only used camping, then last year I plugged a small water boiler into my Jackery and made french press coffee, but as said, it's a pain to empty and clean! I do have a single cup cone drip I could use, and I'll try again and...




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