Category Archives: Winnebago

Western Migration, Part 4, Sierra Nevada to the Pacific

After grabbing Starbucks and another Calistoga carwash, we pointed to the Sprinter west toward the Sierra Nevada and started the climb from 4,000 feet to the Donner pass at 7,500 feet.  This was somewhat anti-climactic for us, having previously crossed … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 3, Great Salt Desert to the Sierra Nevada

Now the Donner Party had a hell of a time getting over the Wasatch, and once over it, they saw 80 miles of the Great Salt Desert. Back then, the salt formed a thin crust over the marsh and their … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 2, Rockies to the Wasatch

When we last left you, we were at 14,110 feet on Pikes Peak. After our uneventful ride back down to 6,400 feet on the Cog Railway, we loaded up the land yacht and headed up to Interstate 70, taking pains … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 1, Dallas to the Front Range

Headed out of Dallas Monday morning, September 14.  As noted in an earlier post, I lost my DL and Debit card on the Guadalupe Trail in San Jose, so on the way out of town, had to pick up a … Continue reading

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Western Outpost, Xite Update, RnR Update, Misc.

We headed out West September 3 to establish the temporary outpost.  AA and SW each have a northern route to the SF Bay area, and a southern route.  The northern route goes from Dallas to Amarillo, north of ABQ over … Continue reading

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Roadtrip 5-Austin, Issues, Food and Training Update

We had a bladder problem on our weekend trip to Austin. As we’ve documented, we are keeping the black water tank unused and pristine, and the bladder problem has nothing to do with that.  We noticed a thin layer of water … Continue reading

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The Tire Minder Post 2–Beta Test

Sometimes the solution becomes part of the problem.  This happens in programming when a patch to fix a security bug inadvertently creates a bigger security hole.  It sort of happened today with the Tire Minder. The TM is the solution, … Continue reading

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The TireMinder Post

The TireMinder kit from Camping World arrived today. I’ve read enough horror stories about Chinese bombs and blow-outs on RV.net, and seen YouTube videos of the foregoing, to have been scared straight into purchasing this product.  You think TireMinder seeded those anecdotes on … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to NorCal

This is video from my last flight into San Jose CA on Southwest Airlines. I shot the video with a GoPro Hero3. The best thing that GoPro ever did was NOT put a zoom feature on their camera.  People with … Continue reading

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Western Migration

Thinking about a long, slow route to California. Something like this: Day 1: 1 pm McKinney to Amarillo, TX

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