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  1. Karey

    One of life's mysteries explained

    For the two of us we're in the Monkey Barking stages. Loving it!
  2. Karey

    Any interest in a Colorado Rally?

    We used to always camp at the Bowhunters Jamboree every year near Leadville the 3rd weekend in July. Always a boondocking situation. Originally near Camp Hail, then they moved it outside Leadville by Turquoise Lake. I just looked and they've moved south of Leadville on a Eureka Ranch. We've...
  3. Karey

    Most affordable way to add power

    I guess I'll chime in as well. So far we've never had shore power unless in someone's yard. We primarily boondock. Quite a few low temp nights in a row and wanting just a bit of heat blast in the morning really drains a battery. After several long camping trips we got an extra 24 battery (can...
  4. Karey

    What State? When is your first 2023 trip? What will be the predicted weather?

    I live at same altitude as south of Salida, so know the tricky weather of Colorado foothills/ mountains. The calm before the storms can be shirt sleeve weather in the upper 60's and then freezing snow storms. Spring is usually when the Colorado mountains get all the moisture that supplies 4 of...
  5. Karey

    Raise The Roof

    My husband had bladder surgery 2 years ago. Total new bladder created from part of his intestine. It's the cadillac surgery. It's why we wanted a camper with a bathroom. All's going well. He walks daily alternating with climbing the mountain behind us. When we bought our Chalet last year...
  6. Karey

    Should a 1999 Coleman Santee have vertical roof safety supports?

    We rented a popup for awhile and once were at Colorado's Sand Dunes and there was extreme wind one night. Thought for sure the camper would cave in. It didn't, but could see the possibility. You'll get a feel for your popup and your places you camp. Reading this forum is great for learning so...
  7. Karey

    How do you shake it down?

    Our first time out was 1 1/2 hours away in our son's backyard! Could plug in, but used the trailer water, and propane, and we have our own bathroom. Enjoyed it, so have done it several times. Actually better than sleeping in other's homes. Never have camped with hookups. Would like to try it...
  8. Karey

    Considering Switching to A-Frame

    I had same thoughts on the single pole. Our table like yours is so heavy and bigger than we wanted so I ordered more legs just like it and we made a smaller table for the trailer. Those legs are very sturdy! Econ Chalet is trying to regroup is what I've heard. A Facebook group person has talked...
  9. Karey

    Any interest in a Colorado Rally?

    We live in Jefferson county and would be interested in a Rally. We've boondocked near Marble, and southwest of Buena. But this year because our sons are in the north and I70 is such a pain we've been boondocking around Waldon.
  10. Karey

    Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station - First Impressions

    I shied away from lithium batteries because we live in the mountains of Colorado. I'd read they are only for warmer climates. I do bring our Jackery inside all the time when not camping. We often need it inside- like last night, again, the power went out. I have a lamp that the Jackery can...
  11. Karey

    What spices do you carry for healthier cooking?

    I saw someone online emptying a bunch if tic-tac containers and putting their spices/herbs in them. I was going to do that, but haven't. I've narrowed down to S&P, Garlic and Onion powders, and Schultz Original Seasoning and Rub. When I create a menu, then I'd bring what's needed. This year...
  12. Karey

    November 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    Thanks for this reminder as well. I have the roof vent open and it's supposed to snow today! I usually go in and check after each storm all winter.
  13. Karey

    November 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    I always take Kit's beginning a new thread each month reminder to plug the trailer in for a couple days. I don't remove the batteries, but they are turned off the rest of the time, except when I have it plugged in. So I don't leave it plugged in all winter.
  14. Karey

    Considering Switching to A-Frame

    I have a folding step stool. I need it for 3 of the handles to lock the side wall to roof; and I need for the vent locks; and I put up a shelf for pop-a-plate, pop-a-bowl, napkins, kleenex, and paper towel. I keep the stool under the table and use it for a foot stool. Unless my husband comes in...
  15. Karey

    Camping days are over for a while!

    This thread has been interesting. We’re now on a fixed income. I think I’ll start spread sheets, including a camping spread sheet as well. I want to do one for our recent past energy use in the house. I bubble wrapped and shrink wrapped our windows last winter and sure we saved money. We were...
  16. Karey

    Television at campsite?

    I was in the “what’s a tv” vote. We lived for years without a tv, raising our kids, both at home or tent camping, no tv. Now kids are gone and we’ll stream movies and tv series. I knit, crochet, or weave while watching. DH comes in to relax a bit before bed. Never consider having a tv camping. I...
  17. Karey

    Considering Switching to A-Frame

    We have a Chalet Aframe. We love it. We keep the table area as table area and bought shoe shelves to line the back of that area for clothes and stuff. The other end has bunk beds. My husband at 6'3" can stretch across his top bunk all the way with room to spare (Chalets are wider than Aliners)...
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    October 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    Thanks for your reminder every month. How long to you keep it plugged in?
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    We have a Chalet Aframe and love it. It has bunk beds on one end which is where we sleep (there's just the 2 of us). The table end can remain as the table. I bought shoe shelves that line the far end behind the table and those shelves hold our clothes and other stuff. I have a permanent wire...
  20. Karey

    propane firepits

    Sorry Andrea, but it doesn't show up in your post. I realize you are out camping now.