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RE: 10 days in Colorado in June

We were there last spring and loved rt550 the million dollar highway, from durango all the way up, we hit all the towns, a cool suggestion I got from a friend on another forum was to stop at Mountain Village and take a free gondola ride down into Telluride, it sure beats parking in town. just do some research on each town before you get there so you don't miss somthing cool, I think if we go back I want to ride the narrow gauge steam train from Durango to Silverton. The scenery is awesome anywhere along rt 550,
1stgenfarmboy 03/22/17 09:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas State Parks

Pick your favorite place to eat and look them up for reviews, I bet more than a few people thought it was the worst place ever. some folks can not be pleased, just go look at them and buy what you like, there is not a nickels difference in any of them if they have been taken care of. If you are buying new chose a dealer close to home, once you get the first bug or 2 worked out you will be golden.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 10:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pulling with half ton!

You don't need the weight distribution system, but there will be a time I guarantee you will wish you had the sway control. One time I was pulling a 30ft Jayco in florida on a 6 lane " 3 lanes both ways, I was in the middle and two 18 wheelers were passing me one on each side staggered about 1/2 the rig length, one was pushing the wind when the other started pulling the wind, I though I was gona die, I couldn't see daylight between my camper and his trailer in was so close, I never have towed without a sway bar again.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: East of the Mississippi?

I live in the southern tip of ILL, 75 today, a little drop to high in the 60's for the next few days then back in the low 70's, lots of exploring can be done in the Shawnee National Forest.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 09:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northern California in late May

The falls in Yosemite should be roaring this spring with all the snow in the high country, don't miss Holy Smoke Texas style BBQ in Bishop CA, best brisket I have ever had bar nun.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 09:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lots of bugs to come

I was in the hay field a couple years ago, parked the tractor under a big tree after cutting, was 2 days until I went back to rake and bail, a Carolina Wren had built a nest in the fan shroud " and they are a big nest with a tunnel going in " and laid 4 eggs in the nest in 2 days about 40 hours really, my wife loves those little birds and so do I but they can be a little pesky at times. If you leave a motorcycle helmet sitting on a shelf with the shield open there will be a caroling wren build in it, it's like they fly around looking for helmets. The Turkeys are still booming here, saw a group last week with 90 in it combing across a bean field.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 09:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: High School Football Advice

baseball is a lot beter for his body and if he don't do football any more he will be glad in the future " or at least his body will be ".
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 11:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Shower head pressure

I was giving my new 2017 a good going over yesterday and at the 12v pump where the pex transitions to rubber then hooks to the pump there was a kink that almost had it shut off, but if yours does it while beeing hooked to city water then I don't think that could be it.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Reinforce bumper

I need and will be putting a hitch rack on my TT, it is a 2017 new, but I have already had the rack mounted and with me ( 205 lb ) standing on it and jumping it does flex the thin bumper tubing, so tonight I will be cutting it off and welding an 8 ft 1/4 in wall tubing bumper on with some gussets, I trust my welds more than a factory job anyway, my frame is heavy tubing that extends to the bumper so no worries there. I would have never though about giving it a good inspection without all this talk of them beeing weak. so thanks for that. then I will weld a plate on and on that weld on a 2 inch reciever, our bikes will be safe on that I would think. I will weld the original bumper under the new one for the poop tube storage. I also checked the tires and axle raiting with the max GVW of the trailer. trailer says 7540 max, 5170 dry, I have 3500 lb axles and the tires are 1,540 each x 4 so I will upgrade tires when I replace them. .
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/17 11:35am Travel Trailers
RE: So what are your plans for 2017?

A week and a half the first of June in Cataloochee CG SMNP, lots of motorcycle exploring to do in that area. A week at Turkey Run S.P. IND mid July ( my birthday )with the kids and grandkids for kayaking and fun A week and a half at Sam A Baker S.P. MO first of Sep to meet our friends that went fulltime the first of the year, we miss them a lot. a couple weekend trips here close to home in the Shawnee forest southern ILL. come on spring I need to camp now.
1stgenfarmboy 03/15/17 10:27am RV Lifestyle
RE: portable spas

I saw one of the colmen ones at a CG in Pigeon Forge buy a 5th wheel, looked like he had been there for a couple weeks or so, My knee jurk reaction was COOL! ! ! but after I thought about the amount of water and extra power I thought NO. If they asked the CG owner and maybe paid a few bucks extra then OK, COOL ! ! ! We bought one for my daughter and her husband for Christmas, took like 30 min to set it up and 24 hrs for the water to reach 104* it's pretty neat really cost $ 450.00
1stgenfarmboy 03/15/17 10:19am RV Lifestyle
RE: Do solar panels burn thru batteries?

I had a 2003 Lance with a 50w factory unit on the roof, I only replaced the battery once in the 9 years I owned it. If it was sunny during the day we never ran out of battery, but we were mindfull of it and at night would use a portable led table lamp for light and not the house lamps. sorry if this didn't help, I guess I am lonely and needed to talk, :o)
1stgenfarmboy 03/15/17 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: Dying carpet

I used to work at a corvette shop and when we would get in a 70's-80's vette with red interior the rear carpet would almost always be fadded, I dyed a lot of them, I would fluff it up with a brush so as not to mat down the fibers and mask off and paint, ( spray cans ) it worked great, when it is dry take your hand or a brush and make it soft again, you can hardly tell it.
1stgenfarmboy 03/15/17 09:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water fill up onboard tank

^^^^ my 2017 Forest River is like that, i am going to put hinges on the compartment where my pump is, it is silly to need a screw driver to get to the pump. You can tell that engineers cam up with it, if thay would have let the janitor design it they would have made it easy to get to.
1stgenfarmboy 03/15/17 09:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Why I hate KOA

We have used KOA's for 20 years for the times we don't have the camper, the cabin's are cheap and consistent, the bathrooms are normally clean, we don't stay there when we are tenting because they are usually very close to the interstate or main road, we don't use them when we have the camper because we're either mile munching and stay at cracker barrel or Walmart, and when we get to the destination it's a state or federal CG. They do what they set out to do, give a convenient, consistent, CG, for a comparable price, to camp much cheaper you probably won't have hookups or showers.
1stgenfarmboy 03/14/17 09:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buffalo at Old Faithful

They are at old faithful right now.
1stgenfarmboy 03/14/17 10:06am Around the Campfire
RE: Buffalo at Old Faithful

They were also in the webcam shot at Mammoth on friday. I go to the webcams at Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and Mt.Rainier every single day just to check out what the weather is, 15-20 times a year there are Bison milling around Old Faithful or Mammoth, and sometimes see Elk in the distance at one of the intrance station cams, in the winter once in a while you catch the line of snowcoaches headed in or out.
1stgenfarmboy 03/13/17 10:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Some of y'all are scarin' me!

Every time I pass a giant diesel pusher towing a TV I wonder if the only other thing the guy driving has ever driven is his cady. and you guys think towing an 8k lb TT with a well set up 1/2 ton is dangerous.
1stgenfarmboy 03/10/17 11:50am Travel Trailers
RE: ISLE of MAN TT , The Greatest show on earth !

I have been riding for 39 years, i ride every day I deem safe " this year all but 9 days to work " there was a time in my life that I would ride as fast as I could keep control, I outgrew that at about 40 years old, thos guy in the TT just havent quite had the epiphany yet. One night after work " 2nd shift " I clipped the tail of a nice sized white tail buck at 125 mph, that was my epiphany.
1stgenfarmboy 03/06/17 11:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway campsites Fancy Gap to Front Royal

My wife and I done the BRP from Front Royal to Cherokee back before some of the CG's closed, we took our time and spent 18 days doing it, stayed in every CG the park service is in charge of, In our 30 yrs of traveling it is our favorite trip to date, just so relaxing when you take your time and see everything along the way. we are doing the southern 1/4 again this spring. I love the entire Shanendoah/BRP/SMNP very much.
1stgenfarmboy 03/06/17 09:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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