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  1. Austin694

    March 2023 - What did you do for your camper?

    It's definitely a big cube. :) It came with a nice carry bag and fits right inside the front storage, upright and everything. Hopefully its worth it. The wife is excited about brownies and biscuits and the like.
  2. Austin694

    March 2023 - What did you do for your camper?

    We have our first trip in June. I'll post a review when we get back. My sister has the camp chef oven and it works well. I did order a digital thermometer to get a more accurate reading the gauge on the front is very inaccurate. I pre-heated it and it was reading 250 but it was closer to 350. So...
  3. Austin694

    March 2023 - What did you do for your camper?

    Cleaned out the front storage and rearranged the contents. Making room for the new oven stove combo I just purchased. I bought the hike crew propane oven. A little cheaper than the camp chef. But looks nice and seems to work well. Pulled off the propane tanks to get filled.
  4. Austin694

    What??!! No bed support poles needed!!

    This is still how they are done in Vikings. Our 2021 2308ls has them. They work good, they are a little unsightly as they are visible in front of the window. But Better than relying on 3/4" conduit to support you.
  5. Austin694

    February 2023 - what did you do for your camper?

    Made 2 reservations for camping in June and July. Bought a 100w solar briefcase. And started putting together a small toolbox solar generator to run our 12v Domende cooler at night. I had a bunch of old ups batteries, so I have 4 9ah batteries in parallel should give me enough to make it...
  6. Austin694

    1Lb propane tanks

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean by split the line? Or a tree for the light? I have a tee that I run off the 20 lb from the trailer for our stove as well as the other grill. I use the lantern with the 1lb bottle for portability.
  7. Austin694

    1Lb propane tanks

    I refill my 1lbers. Haven't had any issues. That being said I don't fully fill them or mess with the little purge valve on the side to avoid causing leaks. I only run a lantern and sometimes a small grill of these. But I carry a second 20lb tank for our firepit, and its just so easy and cheap...
  8. Austin694

    November 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    Not really anything I did. But received an anniversary gift which were are pretty stoked about. Its a 52L Domende 12v cooler. Works great when plugged in at home. Was able to freeze water bottles, has an app for settings, can plug into a car cigarette lighter. Excited to try it on our next trip.
  9. Austin694

    Camping days are over for a while!

    This is good advice. I feel you on the california gas prices. We live in Vacaville near the bay area. And its getting rough. Our big trip this year was 800 miles round trip in August and it hurt the wallet. I worry about my parents who we always go with who are also retired. I try and cover the...
  10. Austin694

    Ford Explorer Transmission Fluid

    I replaced the transmission fluid in our 2018 Ford Explorer this weekend. It has just over 30k miles, but at least 5000 of those are towing miles. So I thought Id be safe and replace. Fluid looked fine, so may have been overly cautious. It was a very easy process. Hardest part was removing the...
  11. Austin694

    Do people only choose Pop Ups because they have no other choice?

    I like the versatility of the popup trailer. I can store it in my garage, so I have no storage fees, and don't have to have a giant trailer in my driveway. We go on trips with friends and family that have hybrids and TT, and I don't see the benefit. They don't seem any more comfortable than our...
  12. Austin694

    Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

    Thought I'd share some pictures of our latest trip to the redwoods near Crescent City ca. I've been going there for 30 years, since I was a little kid. Never get tired of it, but it is very hard to get into nowadays. Our site was a little small for the trailer and had to wedge in between some...
  13. Austin694

    Ad for Trailer Valet

    Just thought I'd share a perfect example of the reason I bought the trailer valet. We just got back from our trip to Jedediah Smith Redwoods. I believe we got a mislabeled tent only site. There was no way to fit the trailer and the car on this site. With the trailer valet I was able to easily...
  14. Austin694

    July 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    Replaced the the hard vinyl hose for the out door shower with this. Much more flexible. Also 3D printed new tabs to hold the door in place at the bottom. The ones from the factory were not long enough and didn't engage the door frame.
  15. Austin694

    awning lights

    Here is what we use. Led Hanging Lights 12v They put out a good amount of light. I re-wired the end with a 2 pin plug that fits the solar port we don't use at the back of the trailer. We hang them with these. Light Clips I like these as they can be clipped to the awning edge which will help keep...
  16. Austin694

    Sue-Meg (Patrick's Point) Memorial Day weekend

    We spent 4 nights over memorial day weekend at Sue-Meg State park. First time there for us. Really beautiful place. Very lush and grown in. We arrived in the middle of a rainstorm. So we got to set up in the rain, which is much better than taking down in the rain. Glad I packed my rain gear from...
  17. Austin694

    Camp Chef 2-burner stove mod

    We have the pizza oven as well. The whole combo was given as a gift, but we rarely used it. So I repurposed the stove.
  18. Austin694

    Camp Chef 2-burner stove mod

    Here is the link to thingiverse if anyone wants it.
  19. Austin694

    Camp Chef 2-burner stove mod

    That's a good idea. I thought about retrofitting the grill into a stove, and just bring our weber, but we already had the camp chef and I like to be able to have something grilling and something on the burner.
  20. Austin694

    Camp Chef 2-burner stove mod

    Its not but I can put it up there if your interested.