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RE: Garden of the Gods (Illinois)

Thanks guys .. I'll definitely let you know how it goes(:
mister_d 02/22/15 11:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Garden of the Gods (Illinois)

I've looked at Cave in the Rock SP.. just seeing what else is available before we book it.
mister_d 02/20/15 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Garden of the Gods (Illinois)

I'm just starting to plan a trip and I'm wondering about ideas on places to stay. We would like to have electric hookups and be fairly close to the scenic hikes.
mister_d 02/16/15 02:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Have you switched from friction sway control to HA or P#?

Reese Dual Cam to HA for us ... I now let my wife help tow on long trips while I sleep .. it's that safe(;
mister_d 09/29/14 03:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tracer prime time manufacturing

We love ours! When we bought, the company was new and really went out of their way to make sure we were happy. I hope you find the same(:
mister_d 08/25/14 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Dark Side

I've read all the replies and appreciate each and every one of them. I like the idea of starting small and seeing how it goes. I'll definitely check the boondocking forum.
mister_d 08/25/14 05:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Dark Side

The best things I've bought are a Honda 2000W generator, 2 heavy duty deep cycle batteries and a gray water tote. A lot of the campgrounds here that don't have hookups will have water from a pump and a place to dump gray. I can survive for days/weeks with that setup. And the water thing is really only a big deal for me because I have 3 small kids. It's nice to be able to give them a bath every couple days. In addition to what I have on board for water I also carry three 6 gallon jugs full. Last time I was out for a week I never even needed to go to the pump. The 40 on board plus the 18 in the 3 cans was more than enough. I was mostly concerned with the AC and night temps but the shower thing was a question too.. tnx(:
mister_d 08/25/14 05:37pm Travel Trailers
The Dark Side

I'm looking for testimonials from people that have stayed at CGs without electric hu. Several national parks are on our bucket list and staying on site is appealing to me. However, we have only stayed places with electric thus far. Years ago we tented but we've become accustomed to the luxury and I'm worried about spoiling a vacation.
mister_d 08/22/14 11:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

Hot a guy out to get the bolts free and I replaced the spring(: The original wasn't cracked .. just missing the pin down the middle. Now my concern is that the bolts are tight enough. Lippert sent nuts and washers instead of lock nuts for the u-bolts.
mister_d 08/14/14 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

I couldn't get the bolts off without luck. They must have bent or rusted because they're not even budging. I put it back together as best as possible to tow it to a shop and the spring fell apart and it's worse than before. I'm trying to find a tow company but finding a "lowboy" isn't easy. The surrounding area flooded the other day and they're all backed up. I'm looking into finding a mobile repair now. This sucks):
mister_d 08/14/14 08:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

For a very easy way to post photos on these forums take a look at this thread. Using the website listed in that thread will automatically size the picture for you and you can copy directly from your computer to the website. No need for a seperate hosting service of you own. The website was developed by moderator 1492 who is one of the mods on the Technology Corner forum. Barney Thanks, Barney. I've posted a ton of pictures over the yrs - it was just Google Photos that had me lost.
mister_d 08/10/14 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Safety chain clevis hooks too tight on F150

I had to buy some chain and clips to connect them.
mister_d 08/09/14 09:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping at Disney in Florida

I've debated driving down with the TT several times and I always end up deciding to fly. We ended up with less hassle and more time to enjoy the place.
mister_d 08/09/14 09:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Our vacation in NH

Looks like a great trip! Do they have electric there? The website says they don't take reservations - were there lots of sites available?
mister_d 08/09/14 08:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help finding golf cart alternative

I highly doubt you'll have enough payload to tow the TT and haul a cart. You'd have to run the numbers to see.
mister_d 08/09/14 07:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

Driver's side - rear - opposite broken one https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hHsQSwhJjEo/U-a8fE81KfI/AAAAAAAAHGM/Vqyo4QKVxyo/w958-h540-no/IMG_20140809_202549_740.jpg height=300 width=300 Driver's side - front https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ry2qVj1R1nQ/U-a8pa4aJ6I/AAAAAAAAHGU/DxZXBBw22dU/w958-h540-no/IMG_20140809_202451_476.jpg height=300 width=300 Passenger side - front https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-stkW83gWy94/U-a8yYCAK6I/AAAAAAAAHGc/HPkmZK6wyN4/w958-h540-no/IMG_20140809_202338_705.jpg height=300 width=300 Passenger side - rear - broken one https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EqiI-_ihCgs/U-a8717D9AI/AAAAAAAAHGk/QNOjChRWlZA/w958-h540-no/IMG_20140808_123040_018.jpg height=300 width=300
mister_d 08/09/14 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

The springs on the left of the U-bolts look like they are bent? If so, this has been going on for a while. Did you buy this new or pre-owned? Maybe someone worked on it previously? Either way, the first thing I would be checking is the tightness of all the U-bolts and positioning of all the axles. I would either disassemble yourself and inspect or take it to a frame and axle shop. The springs may need replacing along with new U-bolts. Good time to check the spring bushings too. U-bolts should always be replaced if removed. If someone has ever had the U-bolts out and you don't know what they did, I would replace all of them. The U-bolts should not allow the axle to slip if they are tightened correctly or maybe something is defective. The photo: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZJVeP3szKjo/U-T-eiwz6-I/AAAAAAAAHEw/K2WmIP4g-2w/w506-h285/IMG_20140808_123040_018.jpg height=250 width=250 Thanks for posting the photo.. where did you find the link on their page? I'm still not seeing it. We bought the trailer new - original owners. I think the bend on the left is the one that's supposed to be there but because everything slid to the right, the U has been flattened and made everything look screwy. I read online that the u-bolts are a one time install and after undoing them, they need to be replaced. I'm debating whether I should replace just the one, both on that axle, or all four. Either way, I think I'll have a shop do the installation. It seemed easy enough but I don't want to mess anything up and cause a safety issue or more money later.
mister_d 08/09/14 05:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

Ok - think I found them. I'm missing the paperwork but the axles have Lippert stickers. I'm assuming the spring leaves are from them too then. Lippert So should I have all 4 replaced now? Maybe just the two on that axle? I'd really rather not but if it's a safety issue I'll do it.
mister_d 08/09/14 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel slid back a few inches?!

I took it apart today just to slide it back. The pin or bolt or whatever that is supposed to go down the middle and hold the springs in place is missing. I couldn't see any cracks in them but that doesn't mean they aren't there. The axle says 4400lb. Does that mean each spring should be rated at 2200? I'm not seeing these online.
mister_d 08/09/14 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on Yellowstone

Would love to get advice on our trip to Yellowstone next year. Post in the Campground section of the forums - check out TripAdvisor - check my signature for our trip report. We're going the middle of July and would like get advice on the following: -Where to set up camp: -We'll be hauling a 34' trailer -We need a reservation site -Don't want to camp in a parking lot -Full hook-up would be awesome, but can settle for dry camp also -Central location Your only choice in the park is Fishing Bridge if you want full hookups. The majority of people are not in the campground during the day. When you leave early in the am and return after dark, does it really matter what the place looks like? -Advice on dry camping. We have never been dry camping and my kids (and us included) are used to full amenities. It's good practice to conserve at home too. Start having ppl turn off lights they aren't using and turning off water instead of letting it run. At the least, we would like lights, so we're planning to get a small Gen to recharge during the week. -We want to be able to take showers in the camper, so would need to fill the tank and empty the tank. We have all the needed items to do both, including a portable water tank and external pump to transfer into our fresh water tank. -We love fires; whether we use our portable pit or buy wood there; especially as cool as it gets No fires allowed at FB. We didn't have the energy for one while we were there anyhow. -Any additional advice on what to bring while dry camping
mister_d 08/09/14 12:55pm Travel Trailers
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