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  1. Byrd_Huntr

    Pop-Up open for an extended period?

    When I had a canvas sided popup, I left it open in a river campsite all summer. It had a lot of mildew as a result of the high morning humidity. I was able to get most of it off, but I wouldn't do it again.
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    We pack in a lot of fresh ingredients for camp cooking, but hadn't thought of broccoli. Your post may have changed our thinking on that...
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    Camping has changed.....

    It's great to see a discussion of actual camping on this site again. Brings back memories of campgrounds in the early 60's where you always saw a campfire and a Coleman lantern on a tree in every site. A lot of camping activity depends on the time of year. The sun sets at 6:00PM in late Oct and...
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    Tools of the Trade

    Nice setup. I love camping food!
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    Aliner power lift system-Yeah or Nay?

    We are in our mid 60's and have the slightly smaller Aliner Classic. The standard roof is easy to lift, and my wife insists on doing it herself. I have heard about the power lift system problems, and I think the simpler the better. If you have dormers however, the roof will be heavier. Try a...
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    Check with your auto and homeowners agent, as you probably already have some coverage. One of the biggest non-covered risks is towing. If your vehicle (or popup) breaks down and has to be towed to a shop, many tow companies will want to charge you extra for the popup towing. AAA+RV covers that.
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    In 55 years of camping in states and provinces around Minnesota and the West, I've never had anything stolen. I used to leave everything out on the picnic table, but I don't tempt fate anymore. I stow things in/under the camper and into the SUV before leaving the campsite for the day. A glance...
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    My journey back to cast iron... Not trying to be a bad influence...

    Try your DO lid on your CI skillet of the same diameter.
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    Fire extinguisher recall still active.

    I had one in my Aliner and two in my house. They replaced them all for free....
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    Ticks. What's your story?

    Buy commercial repellents such as Repel with at least 40% DEET and spray hat, socks, pant legs, sleeve cuffs, and shirt collars...anywhere they can get in. Don't get it on your glasses or any finished wood items like fly rods, gunstocks, walking sticks, as it dissolves the finish. Check pant...
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    2012 Aliner- Possible to add AC?

    That was nicely done. How did you power it?
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    2012 Aliner- Possible to add AC?

    This is what the factory install looks like on a 2012 Classic (pic not mine). Our 2013 Classic looks the same. Installation requires a hole cut in the side, support bracket and frame, C-channel for the cover, weather proofing, a cut in the countertop behind the sink, and a new 120V power...
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    Newbie with sloped driveway

    I have a steeply sloped driveway, so I have learned a few things... You can back down to within a foot or two of where you want to park, and then put a set of these behind the tires and back up the last foot. This will raise the back of the trailer in stages, and can also be tweaked for side to...
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    Newbie in MN

    Welcome. Your first overnight should be in your driveway or in a small campground near your home. You can test everything and find out what you need without the commitment of a long trip.
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    New 2020 Aliner Family

    I haven't seen the 2020 Family anywhere yet, but here a a 15' 2020 Classic. Some of the features will be the same. We have a 15' Classic which is a squeeze for 3 people. With the slide out kitchen and CoolKat, you are losing some storage space. I think you could do it if you have space in your...
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    Awning Tie Downs...with style :)

    Nice, but watch for hitchhiking critters when you break down
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    Fire Extinguisher Question

    Nearly all of the little extinguishers come with a new plastic bracket that you can install with a screwdriver...
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    Regaled with stories of getting ill while boondocking...

    My wife has celiac disease which is a serious auto-immune disorder where the immune system attacks parts of the body in the presence of grain glutens. We were travelling to a distant campground in MN, and we had just set up camp when my wife had severe and sudden chest and abdominal pain which...