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RE: fifth wheel for 1/2 ton pickups

Late Bloomer, check out the Open Range lights. Our 337RLS is not a light but has a GVW or 10,700 and almost 34' long. Good Luck in the search and Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 09/02/14 05:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Manufactures & Subsidiaries.

We want to stay away from big mass production after what we've seen so far, it just seems cheaply made. So what small companies are still making quality products, if any? Never in our wildest dreams did we think this would be like trying to buy a mattress lol! Try looking at the Open Range floorplans. They are still a stand alone company even though bought by Jayco. I had been to the factory before and after I bought ours. The folks were quite friendly and very obliging. We bought our 2009 in May of '08 and have been happy with it. Good luck in your search and Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 08/31/14 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Here are some of the things that will be in the raffle. Magellan RoadMate RV9145-LM GPS System with Free Lifetime Map Updates a $300.00 dollar value. Two Solar Bear lights, these are very nice. Just some of the items that will be offered. I will be bringing 3 more steps plus some dog bones to hang leashes and keys on. Those in some of the past Rallys have seen the stools.
Dandy Dan 08/31/14 12:15pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Are we just Too Picky!!

Congratulations on the new wheels. If you find a brand you like but not the floorplan try contacting them and see if they can make the floorplan you want. I know the company that made ours has made custom toyhauler floorplans and have been friendly when it comes to customer service. Good luck in your search and have safe and Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 08/31/14 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

with college football Texas A&M really jumped on the Carolina Gamecocks last night. Looks as if it is going to be a long season for Steve Spurrier. I saw in the paper that the new QB doesn't care for the nick name "Freddy Football" Manziel did a super job last night.
Dandy Dan 08/29/14 05:48pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 5er tailgate or not for better mpg?

Bucky, I have had a 5er tailgate for about 3 years. I did not get it for any mileage gain or loss. I just liked not having to mess with the tailgate during hookup. It holds things in the bed and I do have a tri-fold cover on my 8' bed. If I know we are not going anywhere in the winter months for a while, I pull off the 5er gate and put the stock gate back on.
Dandy Dan 08/28/14 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. It is confession time. As you know there has been problems with the 72 Lincoln concerning fuel delivery problems. We have been through three carburetors in the past few weeks. With each one something was destroying the inner workings of each one. Last night it came to me what the problems was. I bought a gas cap for the fuel tank a few weeks ago and that is when the problem started. It turns out the cap I bought was non-vented causing a vacuum to build up in the tank restricting the fuel flow to the carburetor. This vacuum pressure was destroying the power valve inside the carburetor as well as pulling down the pressure from the fuel pump. Now all I have to do is call Chuck and tell him what I have come up with. I know his blood is going to boil and his face will turn very red when he hears this. This whole episode has made both of us look like amateurs in the automotive field and both of us together have about eighty years in the automotive repair. Okay enough of that. The girls are doing fine. Peaches got into trouble this morning when she was caught eating dog poo from the back yard. After a good talking to and a finger shaking in the face she said she was sorry. I have a lot to do today with errands to run for the fur babies and Sue and myself. A light has come on in the F350 telling me to check the coolant additive, Another way for Ford to make money for me to take it to the service department so they can say its okay and turn off the warning light. Okay enough said about this and that as I need to get moving. Talk with you later. Glad we had a talk on the phone.
Dandy Dan 08/26/14 09:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: places to eat in Branson

Take a short trip to Ozark and eat at Lamberts! X2, A little bit of a wait, but the workers were very friendly. Take 65 north out of Branson and Lambert's will be on your right side. It is advertised on billboard before you get there. Excellent eating experience. We have been there about 4=5 times when in the area.
Dandy Dan 08/25/14 07:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire brand issue

Durhamcutter, Take a look at the Michelin XPS. I think you will do good for the money.
Dandy Dan 08/20/14 07:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We have been enjoying Amish except last night. There was a huge storm that came through with lots of thunder and lightning and tons of rain. We were out of power for a total of 4 hours between 11:30 and 03:30 this morning. The dogs were quite upset. Anna was beside the bed in a corner part of the time and in the bed the rest except when she hopped up on the couch and sat on Lori's lap with her head on Lori's shoulder. Sarah was beside the bed when Anna wasn't there or behind Lori's chair. Probably had over 2" of rain. It was kind of cute going up the road and seeing small Amish kids playing in the flooded pasture. Planning on going to hit more spots tomorrow and head home Friday. Our friends are staying in a bedroom down the street as their 5er was set up at a state park. Our friend is working part time at the state park and also camp hosting. Time to get a shower and hit the rack
Dandy Dan 08/20/14 06:39pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Wow- just around 4 weeks until the Old Fella Rally. Am looking forward to seeing all of you again. We will be bringing a few door prizes to add to the pot. I do hope we can have a good turnout also good weather. A good turnout can be people controlled even though the weather can't. Of all the Old Fella Rallys we have been to there has never been a bad one. All were just great and the company was excellent. So don't pass up a good time for a worthy cause. Have safe travels and will see you in September.
Dandy Dan 08/18/14 01:35pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 5th Wheel or a Class A

There have been a lot of good choices for both of the units. I have camped in a MH and also a 5er. I guess it is going to be whatever suits the 2 of you the best. I chose a 5er as when you have it set up you have a vehicle that you can use to sight-see and be a grocery getter without having two complete drive trains to keep serviced as you would with a toad. As some said you can't very easy back up a MH pulling a toad. I do feel that if both are the same overall length unless the MH has the same amount of slides as a 5er then the 5er "seems" to have more room as you do not lose any for the cockpit area. Whatever you choose, Enjoy Retirement and your RV. Happy Camping and Good Luck.
Dandy Dan 08/18/14 01:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Got Sarah back home as we took her to have her stitches out this morning.(all 12+" of them) She had to have 3 fatty tumors removed and 1 mammary. Vet said they had sent the mammary biopsy in to be checked out. It came back benign and the fatty tumors just "peeled out". She looks naked as we have been having her wear a t=shirt for the last week. Don't know how much of her hair will be grown back in by Old Fella Rally time but she is really to go camping. We are getting excited to see all of the FOOF's again. Will be bringing a few door prizes again. See you all in September. Tomorrow we are going back to the Amish area where we had a couple of the Old Fella Rallys for a few days.
Dandy Dan 08/18/14 01:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Family Camping in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Seiverville

Sugarplum, It has been a while since being in that area but as I remember check out Cade's Cove. It is a slow drive around the area and has an old style village in the back. It should also be easy to see deer and possible bear close to the car. You might also check out Riverside RV which is in close proximity to River Plantation in Seiverville. Have a great trip. We will be there in middle September.
Dandy Dan 08/16/14 08:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard we can understand the water. We have had almost 2" since morning and the next county north has had over 5" and possible funnel clouds in 2 areas. It is very muggy but now have thunder and still some lightening and now the sun is trying to come out. With the thunder slowing down the dogs are getting happier. Hope all had a very safe weekend and are healthy and happy. FYI Richard, my 13 yo grandson has broke a 100 at the country club where he caddies. The grandaughter was in a cheer competition over the weekend and was chosen as one of the All American Cheerleaders who are invited to Orlando for the Capitol One Bowl. Boy is she tickled.
Dandy Dan 08/11/14 02:53pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sarah's surgery went well. She had 3 fatty tumors removed and 1 mammary as it was enlarged. Vet thought the fatty ones were just that and did not send them out for biopsy but did send the Mammary. Don't know where they sent it, the tech thought maybe California. She also had 3 of the little teeth removed in front and the rest were cleaned. She was really groggy when we brought her home and slept quite a bit. This morning she did eat breakfast and seems to be more back to herself. We have to give her an anti-inflammatory every 12 hours. No anti-biotic as the teeth were not infected. Should get the staples out in 7-10 days. Looks kind of silly wearing a t-shirt. She should be ready to go by time to leave for the Rally. Have bathes and grooming scheduled the Thursday before we leave, so they should be clean and pretty.
Dandy Dan 08/09/14 02:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Gary, Sorry to hear that you aren't able to make it. Been a while since we have seen you. Guess you and Forest River have had your differences. Personally I will never purchase a Forest River product. Other thaan the closest dealer does not have the nerve to back the customer vs. the company, and the company giving us the shaft. Hopefully there will be a Rally next year.
Dandy Dan 08/08/14 01:08pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: streets and trips 2013 AAAAGH!

The Rand McNally GPS has done us well.
Dandy Dan 08/07/14 06:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Shortening an awning

My question is will the retracting mechanisms that are in the 20 foot tube work in the cut down 15 foot tube? Thanks, Yes, though the 20 footer will likely have heavy duty springs, not required in a 15 footer, but they will work fine. Chris, I think you should be alright. Just shorten the tube and make sure to orient the end camp back in proper position. You can look on Carefree website and fine out how many revolutions to use for the 15' awning which will more than likely be a couple of turns less than your 20' If I remember right the larger awning would take around 15 turns if doing it with awning open. That is easier than trying to do it with awning shut. Also when you order new material they measure from the center lines of the arms and will send right fabric for that. I think a 16' awning would have about 15'6" fabric. Good Luck and as said before, be quite careful when taking the tension off/on when working with the springs.
Dandy Dan 08/07/14 06:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Old Fella Rally Sept.17-21 2014 Great Smoky Mountains

Over a thousand miles for me to get there. You guys enjoy your short drive. Will spend some time in Chattanooga before the Rally. On the way back we will be going down I85 the Carolina Landing Thousand Trails park just before you get into Georgia. Think that goes close to your home base Richard. Charles, it will be great to see you and Charlotte again. Have a safe trip. Come on folks, we need more folks to come to this Rally. Talked to Sue Petty and she said they can't come as tires are needed on the 5er. I really hope some of the western folks will come. (Walter I know you and Garland are coming so you are exempt from my whining). :B:B Gary I do hope the MoHo is ready to travel by then. I know what it is like trying to deal with Forest River.
Dandy Dan 08/07/14 05:57pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
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