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    Television at campsite?

    It's just the wife & myself nowadays, & we often enjoy a movie, outside sitting by the campfire. I don't use a tv, per se, but I have a 22" computer monitor, hooked up to a media box, & watch movies I've downloaded to a thumb drive. Both are powered by a very small inverter hooked to the pup's...
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    Prototype Camp Stove / Oven

    I have one of those Blackstone 1st gen griddles, we use it for just about everything.....I'll have to try that.
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    Disconnected when camper is not in use?

    We have a master disconnect that we switch off when the pup's not in use, but the roof-mounted solar panels are left connected 24-7. Even with the cover on, & 6-8 inches of snow on the pup, enough light leaks thru to provide a tickle charge to the battery bank. We've had this setup for 4 years...
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    ??? Campground Theft, How Often ???

    In over 40 years of camping, we've only had one theft....a cooler full of beer that I had left under our picnic table turned up missing. The kicker was, a couple of days later, the empty cooler found it's way back to our camp.
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    Aliner Diesel Heater Install

    There are self contained models of these as well....I've been looking at getting one for some time. I was thinking of using it externally, with a duct into the camper. Also this would make it useable for other applications as well...
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    Solar panels & 3M VHB - UPDATE

    Update #2. Going into our third year now, & the tape is still holding things down well. when I first thought about using 3M VHB tape to attach these panels, I had my doubts it would hold up, but still doing well.
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    Repace crank with electric winch

    I bought one of those winches, with the intention of using it on our Coleman Cape Cod....ultimately, I decided against it, because, it anything ever bound up, a 2500 lb winch would rip things to shreds without even slowing down. If there's something causing your lift system to be hard to crank...
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    Hi from Caldwell Idaho

    Welcome from about 25 miles north of you!
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    Is a port-a-potty worth it?

    My wife is mobility challenged, uses a walker to get around, so the porta-potty is pretty much a necessity for us. If it's just her & myself, we just keep the thing inside the pup, if grandkids are with us, we have a popup shower tent we set up for it.
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    Costco Greenball Towmaster or etrailer Kenda Loadstar?

    I can't speak for their trailer tires, but I've been running Kenda tires on my touring & cruiser motorcycles for about 30 years now, nary a problem, & excellent tire mileage.
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    1963 Nomad Camper Tent/Boat

    Very cool outfit! Me likey!
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    converting inverter generator to propane

    I've never actually ran a full tank out on our Sportsman, but IIRC, the manual said ~18 hours.
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    converting inverter generator to propane

    I have a Sportsman 2200 inverter generator that is gasoline / propane.....I've never put gas in it in the two years I've owned it, only propane. Sits in a shed all winter, fires right up in the spring, don't have to worry about gummed up carburetors.
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    Camping Rocker Question

    Just FYI, I bought our two chairs about a year apart, & the best price I found both times was at Dick's Sporting Goods, with free shipping.
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    Camping Rocker Question

    I HAVE to have a rocking chair, whether at home or I have two of the GCI Roadtrip Rocker, one I keep in the pup, the other in our shed. They work well, in rocky, sandy, uneven ground, as well as My DIL liked them so much, she went out & bought 2 as well.
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    Blackstone Newbie

    My Blackstone has never seen special seasoning oil. if fact, the first thing I did was hit it with some PAM spray on it, & cook a huge batch of bacon on it. If I use oil when cooking, it's generally olive oil, but spray oil, canola, or whatever is at hand has been used. Level, in practice is...
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    Propane fire pit vs wood based

    We bought our propane fire pit about 4 years ago, & haven't had a real campfire since. Turn a valve, strike a match, & voila! Fire! The grandkids roast marshmallows over it, cook with pie irons, & we have a grate that fits over it if we want to put a pot or skillet on it. Time to go to bed or...
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    Unplanned camp driveway!

    Camp Driveway is still camping in my book, great way to make lemonade when life gives you lemons. Hope the problem with the TV isn't serious.
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    Amber LED Strip light for under the canopy

    I bought a set of these mini Coleman string lights a couple years ago, I just clip them to the edge of the awning when I set up, & take them down when I roll the awning up. They're battery powered, but a set of batteries lasts us an entire season, & provide just the right amount of light for...