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RE: US23 Columbus, Ohio to Portsmouth?

There is a fair amount of 2 lane on 23 south of Columbus. I came home from Asheville on 23 one time and will not do it again. 3 weeks ago we traveled I-75 south. Yes there was construction in Dayton and some in Cinci but it was not bad but we traveled on Sunday. Went as far as Renfro Valley. Have you thought about heading out of Ohio and catch I-77 south and then pick up I-95 to continue on south into Florida. Either way have a safe trip and Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 10/01/14 12:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping near Gatlinsburg, Tn.

Just returned from a week at Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort. Had wonderful week. New campground, not busy, very friendly. Sights are nice and large compared to most. Just off Hwy 321 east of Gatlinsburg,Tn. The owner is on sight most of the time in his MH. We spent a week at Riverside RV park in Sevierville. Nice folks and nice pull through sites as well as back-ins. It sits on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. Very easy to get to off I-40. Going back next year for 2 weeks. Already have reservations.
Dandy Dan 10/01/14 12:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

My trip to the doctor has earned me another biopsy of the prostate. I am scheduled to have that done November 5th. I don't understand how his PSA results can be so different from my regular doctor. However as Dr. Flanagan pointed out both results are high. So he and Sue convinced me to have another biopsy done. Okay that is enough for this morning. Here's wishing everyone a blessed day, talk with you later. Lori said that the high PSA can be caused by many other things besides cancer. Prostate cancer is very curable. You said you were worried about it spreading to the bone. You have to get a positive that you have cancer of the prostate before it can spread anywhere. So far your PSA has been elevated but no one can tell you exactly why.Probably stressing for nothing. Lori says "practice what you preach and put it in God's hands" live each day to the fullest and don't ruin your life worrying. You are gong to be around for a long time so we have the opportunity to come and pester you and Sue.:B So much for the Soapbox.
Dandy Dan 09/26/14 09:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

Come join us at the Old Fella Rally in the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, Tennessee. Riverside Campground and Resort is the site for the rally. The Old Fella Rally was held at this campground in 2014 and it was so well liked that it was chosen again to host the rally in 2015. Every family that attended the Old Fella Rally in 2014 registered for the rally in 2015 before they left. That says a lot about how great a campground this is. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/Levi449/Picture699.jpg The legacy lives on as people from all over the United States join together to celebrate the life of Old Fella and the inspiration he generates to keep the rescue effort alive. Make your reservation today and see the beautiful Smoky Mountains in fall colors next October. Gather around the evening campfire and share stories of adventure and inspiration. It is a time of building memories and making new friends and keeping in touch with old friends as well. FYI The dates for the 2015 Rally are October 5-12. Some have also reserved the next week through the 19th as the fall colors should be in their prime. We definately enjoyed this years Rally and are looking forward to next year.
Dandy Dan 09/24/14 03:07pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
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
RE: OHIO RALLY GROUP 2015 RALLY SCHEDULE

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
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