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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

If anyone wishes to plan on next years Old Fella Rally, it is going to be held at the same campgrounds. Folks are friendly and big pull though sites. Dates are October 5-12 2015. Mark the calenders and make early plans and reservations. Ours are already made.
Dandy Dan 09/19/14 05:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Today Richard,Sue, Lori and I went to Cades Cove. Had a really good time. We stopped at a place called Back Porch Restaurant. Boy, were we surprised. On the menu was typical Louisiana food. Had Shrimp and aundouie(sp) sausage gumbo. Others went to the Bush's factory. Overall a nice day. This evening we had a carry-in pot luck dinner. Nice relaxing meal after a great day. Who knows what tomorrow brings other than a catered in meal at noon, and of course the Old Fella door prizes and Raffle. Their some great things being raffled. Next year Old Fella Rally will be held here again October 5 through 12. This is a very nice campground and the folks are quite nice.
Dandy Dan 09/19/14 05:42pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings

Lori and I made it to Sevierville, Tn around 1:30 this afternoon. Going to be here until Next Monday then take our time heading home. Might go to Asheville, NC on the way home. Supposed to be a good week according to the weather.
Dandy Dan 09/15/14 06:28pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

DOTLDaddy, 2 Rivers is on Music Valley Road isn't it? It seemed that the 10 of us that are here all got here about the same time. Charles and Charlotte, Charlotte's sister and her husband, Richard and Sue, Lori and I and Dan and Patty. We all went to Cracker Barrel for supper and had a good time. Looking forward to seeing you and Garland and Doug and Sandy, and their relation. You have a safe trip. Mark and Ericka when are you all coming?
Dandy Dan 09/15/14 06:24pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

I have friends who live in Sevierville and they gave me directions if you are coming across I40 east through Knoxville. Take exit 407 off I-40 which is Rt.66 towards Sevierville. Go 4-5 miles through construction area and cross over a river bridge. Stay in the right lane after crossing river bridge. Turn Right on Boyd's Creek Road (Pilot Station on the corner). Riverside is a down a little on the right. Hope this may help. Drive safely and have a safe trip. Looking forward to seeing all at the Old Fella Rally.
Dandy Dan 09/13/14 08:31pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Trailer Tires

DBTex, you said you only run BFG tires. FYI Michelin owns BFG. I am on my second set of Rugged Trail on my truck. First set went over 70,000 miles.
Dandy Dan 09/10/14 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Have a good and safe trip. will be nice to see you all again.
Dandy Dan 09/10/14 08:15pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: CG in Ohio... Maiden voyage!

If you don't feel it is to far there some really nice campgrounds in Holmes Co. Largest Amish community. Scenic Hills in Berlin is nice (down in the bottom). If you want amenities then Evergreen Resort on 250 is really nice. Indoor pool, hot tub,fitness room and all paved sites. Also not that far from Amish. Where ever you decide, Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 09/10/14 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Rally starts 1 week from today. We will be there on Monday to welcome anyone coming early (unless you get there first) :B:B
Dandy Dan 09/10/14 01:33pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Trailer Tires

DBtex: I would stay away from any of the ST tires. I had Carlisle on a TT that I had and when it exploded it did damage to the trailer. I don't know what size trailer you are getting but there have been a lot of comment on the Bridgestone and I had BFG Commercial TA's and now am running Michelin XPS which is a rib tire. A lot depends on your pocket book but in any case I would lean towards the LT tire. Good Luck and Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 09/10/14 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bridgestone Duravis R250

That's what I'm running, but I don't know the exact ratings. Go to Tire Rack.com and they will have all the information you need. RT Thanks, you were right! Now another question, most of the 235/85R16E tires seem to have a 3042 max rating. That is 42 lbs per tire safety margin (assuming that I am loaded heavy). I do not think that is enough (am I nuts or ?) and would like to go to a higher load range. I don't seem to be able to find a tire that will fit a 16 x 6 rim with a higher capacity. Do I need to go to 16 x 6.5 (only seem to be available in alloy $$$$), or even 17.5 inch wheels. I am so confused...... Any help or opinions appreciated. I have Michelin XPS that were mounted on my 16x6. Company said it was OK. I stepped up to Load Range E as my original were D's
Dandy Dan 09/09/14 10:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping World Tires

clydengail, Stick with an LT tire for the trailer. I have Michelin XPS on mine which in a ribbed type tire. Have been great so far. Michelin also owns BFG which makes a ribbed TA Commercial in LT.
Dandy Dan 09/09/14 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are your slides independently actuated?

I was talking to a salesman about an Open Range "The Light" and he mentioned that the two opposing slides were independently actuated. He insinuated that other brands had slides that operated only simultaneously. He also mentioned that the slides on that particular RV could be opened out to any degree you wanted, that is to say a little or all the way or anywhere in between. That statement made me wonder if that feature was unique to most brands or common in most brands. Thoughts on this?Open Range are separate slide motors. They have the BAL cable system which lightens the unit 3-500# per slide. All slide motors can be gotten to from inside the rig and worked with a drill with the flexible shaft supplied. Have not had a bit of trouble with the motors or the cable.
Dandy Dan 09/09/14 10:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Key Features of Your Fifth Wheel

Hello All... My excitement is building as I'm expecting my 5er to arrive in about 10 days. With that said, I wanna ask the following: What are the key features you really like about your fifth wheel?The floorplan and the fact that it is lightweight for the length. What is it about this non-traditional lifestyle and experience do you really like so much and no matter what, you'd remain a full-time RVer?I like being out in the 5er but I also like being able to come back to the sticks and bricks What's the most painful (as in cost, time, effort, and or inconvenience) experience involving repair you ever had to deal with?When the dealer of our previous 5er did not have the guts to contact the factory reference our leaking roof which should have been warranted. He also tore off over 3 times the length he would have had to then slammed the $$. Thanks in advance for reading and looking forward to your replies.
Dandy Dan 09/09/14 09:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Just a thought on the Lincoln, does it have a sock over the gas line inside the gas tank. It acts like a filter. I vaguely remember a friend years ago who had a problem with his stopping the flow of fuel. I might be wrong but I think he used compressed air to blow it off. It did have a filter at the end of the pick up tube until it fell apart from age and got sucked up into the fuel system. That caused us to replace everything from the fuel tank forward including the carburetor. After yesterday's sitting on the side of the road we have determined it is a fuel problem for sure. The engine ran out of gas cruising down 185. I pulled over on the side of the highway and it started right up and ran on an idle, however every time I gave it gas it would shut down. After a while it picked up the gas and I was able to come home. I am going to leave it with Chuck while we are at the Old Fella Rally and see what he can find with either the fuel pump or Carburetor. Lily is still with us, Haven't heard from the neighbors, don't know what is going on as they were due home yesterday? However Lily is doing fine and she is no trouble and frankly I like the company. When I go outside and she doesn't get to go with me she whines and sits by the door waiting for me to come back in. At night she climbs into my lap as I watch TV and goes off to sleep. Last night she let us know she was ready for bed and went to her crate, climbed in and waited for me to close the door. She slept all night and was ready to go out this morning with the girls. She ate her breakfast and is now watching my every move waiting to go for a walk. If it did have a sock on the end of the pickup and you blew the lines then it could be that debris is sloshing around in the tank and intermittently gets sucked over the end of the pickup cutting the flow of fuel. Is there a filter on the carb end or inline? You have done everything but pull the tank.
Dandy Dan 09/09/14 09:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Well, we leave in the morning for the Old Fella Rally with a few stops along the way. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. Everyone have a safe trip. You and Charlotte have a safe trip. We will be glad to see you 2 again.
Dandy Dan 09/08/14 10:36pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Water Heater Won't Work

I had problems with my Atwood not lighting on either electric or gas. Open up the heater door to gain access to the circuit board and wiring. You will see a pair of brown wires one of which is going into a connector. The other one is going into an electrical component that looks a little like a resister, That then is plugged into the heater. That is a high temp overload. Take it out of line and plug the brown wire directly into the heater. If the heater lights and comes on electric then go to your camper parts store and this can be purchased for around $25 for a pair of them. If you have time to wait, look on Amazon for the part. I found a circuit board which the dealer wanted about $250 for and it could be ordered from an authorized dealer through Amazon for $156 with overnight shipping. Good Luck..
Dandy Dan 09/07/14 08:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Help me choose LT Tires

I got over 75,000 miles on my original BFG Rugged Trail TA's. Put the same thing back on. Have Michelin XPS on the 5er. Good Luck in your search.
Dandy Dan 09/07/14 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

It is 3 PM here and 7 days from tomorrow at this time I hope to be in Renfro Valley. Then Monday morning head on to Seiverville. Getting excited about being able to see the gang again.
Dandy Dan 09/06/14 01:11pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 2012 IOpen Range 412SS Reviews

We have had our Open Range since May 2008 and like it. We did have some problems since it was one of the first trailers built but were treated excellent when we took it to the factory. They fixed everything in a shift. They have cable slides which are great making the slide assemblies lighter in weight. Don't know where you are located but OR is built in Shipshewana Indiana. They have been merged in with Jayco. Units are still called Open Range and the CEO is the same. I would not be afraid to be another one. Good Luck and Happy browsing.
Dandy Dan 09/06/14 01:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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