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Unread 03-30-2010, 03:02 PM   #46
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I used to cook everything over an open fire. Gas was a byproduct of my chili.

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Unread 03-31-2010, 01:02 AM   #47
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Rik you could also just sleep in a tent! Just sayin!

So far the roster is...

Me and my girlfriend in my bronco
My friend with his jeep.

Get there friday evening and set up camp at blaire valley. Eat food drink beer listen to the sound of nothing.
Saturday morning go hike around blair valley, come back and eat lunch, head over to the wash and drive around and let my girlfriend get my bronco stuck.
Sunday, clean up, enjoy more silence, head off and get some breakfast in julian.

The end.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:05 PM   #48
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Did you let it run for a few minutes? My camper will just spit out air for a minute or 2 while the gas gets into the lines. Do you have the switch over valve for a dual tank setup?


LOL! propane rules white gas. I'll never have another white gas appliance. I got the green tank filler at harbor freight for $20 so i can just refill the small ones off my big one. With 20 gal in my camper i NEVER run out!
I found the problem by reverse engineering. I took it apart one piece at a time and turned the gas on.
Turns out, there is a rubber hose that comes from the dual stage regulator that goes into the camper to feed the appliances. It's double walled, and when it has the slightest bend in it, the interior hose was collapsing.
So, I think hmmmm..... an RV part. Must be about a three hundred dollar hose, has to be special ordered, and is no longer being manufactured.
So I went to Hank's Hardware in Temecula. The had them in all sizes haning in the rack for $10. I love that place.
So I left the fridge running all night, and it made ice cubes in the freezer.
Today, I did some long awaited mods on my awning, replaced that rubber molding that covers the screws along the seams at the edges, cleaned all the dust inside, and pretty much went through it.
It's a done deal. Ready to camp again. The paint looks a little faded on the outside. Guanna' have to have Chris come over and squirt some paint on it someday soon. Then Richie can make me some cool graphics for the sides.

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Rik you could also just sleep in a tent! Just sayin!
Nah.... Camper is done.

We may head down Friday early morning and let the kids ride their quads around, then head home Saturday evening so we can do Easter with family.
80% sure we're going so far.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:09 PM   #49
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I found the problem by reverse engineering. I took it apart one piece at a time and turned the gas on.
Turns out, there is a rubber hose that comes from the dual stage regulator that goes into the camper to feed the appliances. It's double walled, and when it has the slightest bend in it, the interior hose was collapsing.
So, I think hmmmm..... an RV part. Must be about a three hundred dollar hose, has to be special ordered, and is no longer being manufactured.
So I went to Hank's Hardware in Temecula. The had them in all sizes haning in the rack for $10. I love that place.
So I left the fridge running all night, and it made ice cubes in the freezer.
Today, I did some long awaited mods on my awning, replaced that rubber molding that covers the screws along the seams at the edges, cleaned all the dust inside, and pretty much went through it.
It's a done deal. Ready to camp again. The paint looks a little faded on the outside. Guanna' have to have Chris come over and squirt some paint on it someday soon. Then Richie can make me some cool graphics for the sides.



Nah.... Camper is done.

We may head down Friday early morning and let the kids ride their quads around, then head home Saturday evening so we can do Easter with family.
80% sure we're going so far.
I gotta work Friday till 4, and ill be leaving from work so im planning on being at the camp ground by 6. Ive got a spot picked out that i wanna camp at cause its far enough away from everything, but close enough to the bathroom.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 10:24 PM   #50
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I gotta work Friday till 4, and ill be leaving from work so im planning on being at the camp ground by 6. Ive got a spot picked out that i wanna camp at cause its far enough away from everything, but close enough to the bathroom.

Bathroom? The bathroom is everywhere in the desert. Is this in a campground?
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:15 AM   #51
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Bathroom? The bathroom is everywhere in the desert. Is this in a campground?
Its not really a campground, more like just a bathroom. My girlfriend prefers to use the restrooms when we are in the desert.

This is the spot i wanna camp at...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...04823&t=h&z=18
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Unread 04-01-2010, 02:02 PM   #52
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Not sure I can do the hiking part right now. My ankle / lower leg is angry.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 03:52 PM   #53
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Well when i drove to mira mesa today and when i got there there was a bunch of steam coming from the hood. The engine block and the passenger side of the engine compt was covered in coolant. I think its just my radiator hose though becuase i can see it leaking from the top hose.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #54
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Our probability of going is dropping fast.
Betsy said if we are going to Superstition two weeks later, let's just wait. We have to come home early this weekend anyway to be back in time for family obligations for Easter too.
Doesn't mean I can't make it for the day trip tho'. But not for hiking. I, like Dave, have an ankle that is giving me trouble right now too.
But I'm up for wheeling for the day if I can talk the kids into it.
I'll know for sure tomorrow morning.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #55
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I dont think the wheeling trip we are going to do is going to be anything worth driving out for. Just some sight seeing stuff, im gonna take it easy on the bronco because as soon as i find the right jeep im gonna buy it.

Fixed my radiator hose so im all set, except i didnt get to do the packing for the trip that i wanted to do today.
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If we don't have a wheeling day trip, Im going to opt out.
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Its not really a campground, more like just a bathroom. My girlfriend prefers to use the restrooms when we are in the desert.

This is the spot i wanna camp at...

Blair Valley Campground to 33.035468, -116.402336 - Google Maps

isnt that where we all camped out at that time my dad came down? if i remember correctly, i passed out outside the tent on a deflated air matress in a windstorm with a bottle of whiskey...and i remember something about coyotes in teh middle of the night. cool place. probably be SUPER green out there right now!
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Unread 04-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #58
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If we don't have a wheeling day trip, Im going to opt out.
Yeah it wont be worth it. My next trip out i wanna go do fish creek, looks like a whole lot to see there, ill post up when that comes around.

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isnt that where we all camped out at that time my dad came down? if i remember correctly, i passed out outside the tent on a deflated air matress in a windstorm with a bottle of whiskey...and i remember something about coyotes in teh middle of the night. cool place. probably be SUPER green out there right now!
Dunno i wasnt there that trip. Its probably gonna be uber green right now with lots of wildlife activity.
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Unread 04-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #59
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The kids want to wait until Superstition. They don't want to miss the Easter egg hunts and stuff this weekend.
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The kids want to wait until Superstition. They don't want to miss the Easter egg hunts and stuff this weekend.
For sure i would do the same thing lol.
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