Sunday, June 17, 2018

Scampy and Tránsito

8:31 am:
There are many reasons that I keep Scampy and Tránsito. These reasons influence me to be very cautious about a possible replacement RV setup.
➜ The huge amount of storage. For example, a Lance camper and pickup truck have a tiny fraction of storage space compared to Scampy and Tránsito.
Hand tools and supplies. Tránsito's storage contains a powered hand drill, a rotary saw, jigsaw, three sets of ratchet wrenches, complete set of open end and box wrenches, fuses, batteries, fasteners [hex nuts, bolts, screws, rubber bands. [You get the picture?]
I already own Scampy and Tránsito.
If I stay on paved roads, Tránsito tows Scampy fine.
Tránsito gets 18 miles per gallon while towing Scampy.



2:25 pm:
Laundry
We on the Scampy Team love to do our laundry. Besides enjoying the laundry process [Washing, drying, hanging clothes in the closet, and rolling underwear and socks], we always meet the nicest people at laundries! 

Today a lady introduced herself as a Scampy-wannabee. Of course, once inside, she was very impressed with how spacious our Scampy is. She was surprised to see Baby Boid. "When you drive, does Boid stay in the trailer?", she asked.

Wash O Mat in Sandpoint Idaho


3:01 pm:
Pics along the way
Little iPhone asked if we could post some of his pics that he captured recently in Idaho. How could we refuse?

Rapid Lightning Creek across from our 
Nite Camp close to the Willey home.



Lovely view on the way to the Willey home.


View out Scampy's rear window when 
we were camped at the Ford dealer.


Thursday, June 14th
Filet Mignon
On June 14th we bought a cheap steak and followed the YouTube directions for turning that hunk of meat into Filet Mignon! Ha! Big joke!

A couple of days ago we bought another steak for grilling on our NordicWare cast iron grill. This time we did not fool around with attempting to turn a cheap steak into filet mignon. A fruitless endeavor if there ever was one!

We bought the real thing. Filet mignon at about $15/lb. Of course, it came out great! Tender! Taste good! Looked good too.

Look at those nice cross-hatch grill marks!


PS: With the cheap steak, we could not even get grill marks like the above. Because it was cheap steak! Useless and a waste of $money$!


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24 comments:

  1. George
    In the past you have mentioned the loss of traction in certain situations. Is yours a front wheel drive? If so have you thought about a weight transfer trailer hitch. This would put more weight on your front tires and may help with more traction. Just a thought.

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    1. Hi Dave & Sandy,

      Yes, our Ford Tránsito is a front wheel drive.

      Scampy's tongue weight is only 130 lbs. Would a weight transfer trailer hitch be an improvement for only a 130 lb tongue weight?

      George

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  2. Hi George,

    Happy Father's Day!

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    1. Hi Kent,

      Thank you! 😎

      Father George

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  3. All good entries on the "Pro" side of your list, Now list the "Cons" and you are well on your way to a decision.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Good thinking! I'll do a "Con" Blog post tomorrow.

      George

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  4. You can still have plenty of storage space by towing a small cargo trailer behind the truck :-)

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  5. The only reason why I suggested the Toyota series smaller trucks if you were thinking of keeping your trailer and update just the vehicle
    I can't see going to a Ford 150 full-size that would be overkill I think for you
    And overkill for your existing trailer
    The smaller size would be idea,, if you're worried about storage here's. Something to look at, I think it would even give you more storage in the long run
    Not that you need to fill it up
    This will just give you an idea As to what some people do.
    Cut and paste to google and open in image

    tacoma pick up with a cap an a sliding Storage bed

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    1. Wow! Ed,

      That cap and sliding storage bed looks wonderful!

      George

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  6. My 2 cents would be that you keep Scampy, but trade up to a full-size workman's van with rear-wheel drive. The kind of van with solid sides. You would have even more storage than you have now, more horsepower, and could drive on any kind of road. Your current van seems to prevent you from going places and doing things you enjoy. If you are going to live on the road, might as well be able to do everything!

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    1. Hi R&B,

      I'm leaning toward a Compact Pickup, Standard Cab, 4wd, 6 Foot Bed Length.

      I agree with your:
      "If you are going to live on the road, might as well be able to do everything!

      George

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  7. Or trade Transito for a truck. Best of both worlds.

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    1. Hi Don,

      Yes! A very good idea! 😎

      George

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  8. Keep scampi and change out the tow vehicle. You are enjoying RVing to the fullest if you have limitations is my thought. You miss out on places you can go i.e. going up to friends house, not being able to visit that movie set, etc. It might entice you also to do more forest boondocking instead city camping. City you can have anytime but a forest is not always readily available to enjoy...so I would boon dock in forest vs city.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I am definitely giving a lot thought and attention to figuring the best way to convert my rig to one that is able to go into the forests safely.

      Lots to think about! So, I am taking my time.

      You know something, Rita? It's a great advantage for me to have so many Readers to give me the benefit of their experience.

      Priceless is the proper word to describe my Readers!!

      George

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  9. I hope no one would ever leave a pet inside any trailer or fifth wheel while underway! The ride is much rougher than inside the tow vehicle. That would be dangerous and miserable for any animal, especially a somewhat delicate parakeet.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I am guessing that when you read the question from the woman that I Blogged about, you may have figured that either the lady or myself allowed pets to be carried in a trailer while underway.

      Neither is the case.

      George

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  10. Looks like you have the perfect set up. Bigger is not always better.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      I do not wish to have a bigger rig.

      A 4-wd tow vehicle would not do me any harm! And be a bit more perfect.

      George

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  11. Happy Father's Day George! You are such a wonderful example of How To Be in this world. Thank you again for all the knowledge you impart. Anyone would do well looking up to you. Hugs to you.

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Thank you! 😎

      And.....thank you so much for your compliments to me! 😎

      Hugs to you too!
      George

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  12. George
    I have never paid attention to your tires on your van. Maybe a new set of all season tires would help you out. Your In the right part of the country to find them. Have a great travel, you are an inspiration!
    Otto

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    1. Hi Otto,

      Transito has fairly new rear tires. The front tires have lots of tread.

      Thank you so very much for your "inspiration" compliment! 😎

      George

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