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    Slumberjack roadhouse tarp / any other users?

    Glad to see this thread. I ordered one this past Monday for use with our Casita trailer. From the looks of things here I didn't go wrong. Should work out just fine.
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    Side awnings, Dometic or Fiamma or....? Power or manual?

    We have had a Fiamma on our Pastime since 2006. The first time we used it, it blew over the camper bending the support arms. Got it fixed and quite frankly we haven't used it much since (13 years and 175,000 miles on the rig now). We travel a fair amount and have found a good tarp and some...
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    Rio Grande Big Bend Exploration

    A question for those with recent Big Bend experience. How crazy is the Park now during March (spring break). One year we landed at the park for a lower canyons trip at the height of spring break (late 80s or early 90s) for the TX schools and it was so crowded you couldn't find a place to lay...
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    Off Road Hard Side Camper

    Yes, we ordered our Pastime and they were very accommodating. Picked it up out there.
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    Off Road Hard Side Camper

    Creeksidekp We ordered our Pastime in '04 and picked it up at dealership in Washington. It sits on a Chevy 2500 short be extended cab 4WD with 5 speed manual. I was looking for a rig that had no bath, and an extended cab-over so we could put two beds in line with the truck so we didn't...
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    Off Road Hard Side Camper

    Take a look at Pastime Campers. We've had ours on a Chevy 2500HD (6 foot bed) since 2005 and have logged 150K+miles on the rig; many on dirt tracks and some places where we probably should not have been. Pastime has wood framing and is solidly built. Ours is bare bones right down to a manual...
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    Rio Grande Big Bend Exploration

    Getting the wife interested in trips can be difficult. After many Spring trips thru the Lower Canyons, and coming home all tanned up, I finally convinced my wife to come to Big Bend with me for a couple of weeks and a long trip on the Rio. Normal temps in Late March/Early April had always been...
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    Rio Grande Big Bend Exploration

    I assume the Mexican border station in Boquillas is still not functioning. We chowed down at the school benefit barbecue one year. Barbecued goat (over an open fire and served from a galvanized wash tub), rice, tortillas and frijoles, with a Coke, for a $1.00 (actually, the Coke was an...
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    Rio Grande Big Bend Exploration

    Noticed all the power lines in the photo of the Boquillas main drag. Did they ever get power there? Years ago they were supposed to get power from the US side of the river but the tree huggers stopped it because I would ruin the "view shed". We spent more that a few Spring and Fall seasons in...
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    Jerry can mounting

    At 71 years young I don't climb on the campers roof in the field anymore. Looking for a system to either; 1) mount in the receiver hitch but be out of the way of the scissors stairs and door or; 2) attach to the rear outside wall of the camper. Don't know if the framing of the camper will take...
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    Jerry can mounting

    We want to mount three 10 liter NATO jerry cans to the outside of our Pastime pickup camper which rides on a Chevy2500HD. We've logged 150k miles in this rig and are tired of moving the cans around. Wife says it's about time. We'd be interested in seeing folk's solutions/systems.
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