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RE: adding a leaf spring

I have added a leaf to three different vehicles. I have been happy with the results each time. I have never had a leaf spring leak air, I have dealt with air suspension components leaking air at fittings. Leaf springs, not air, are in my future. I also added a leaf spring to my F150 and have been very impressed with the results. It didn't raise the truck but made it stiffer. I was heading for air bags but was advised to try a leaf spring. Perhaps if I was a full timer, I'd go air bags but as I'm a casual camper the leaf spring served me well.
NiasWagn 07/29/14 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Our rookie season

We've been camping of about 4 or 5 years now, on our third trailer (lots of freak hail storms up here lately) and are still buying supplies for it. A short trip for the first time out is much advised. Use Walmart and/or Amazon (a prime account a plus) to get what you need. They are often half of what the dealers charge. The forums are your friend with specifics and even research. Happy Camping! I'm mostly a lurker but I do a lot of reading on these forums.
NiasWagn 07/29/14 06:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Transfer photos from your camera via WiFi instead of cable

Oh well. This is the first I've heard of this type of card. I'll give it a try sometime but for now I'll just do the ol' take the card out and slide it into the PC or Printer stunt. It sounds neat but when I'm taking photos I'm not usually near my network. you don't need to be near a network - you just need to be near your iPad/android tablet or iPhone/android smart phone. with high resolution cameras being what they are these days, i use a tablet for reviewing photo details that you cant see in a camera view finder or the on-camera monitor screen Oh well that definitely makes it more useful. My I-phone would then automatically synch it up with my cloud account. Maybe I'll give it a test run sooner than later.
NiasWagn 07/24/14 10:51am Technology Corner
RE: Transfer photos from your camera via WiFi instead of cable

Oh well. This is the first I've heard of this type of card. I'll give it a try sometime but for now I'll just do the ol' take the card out and slide it into the PC or Printer stunt. It sounds neat but when I'm taking photos I'm not usually near my network.
NiasWagn 07/24/14 05:14am Technology Corner
RE: Help! Ford (F150) has got me totally confused

I currently have an XLT with a 3.73 and EB with the towing package. I really love the mirrors and the integrated brake controller. It's not the HD version so I added a leaf spring to it and that tightened it up perfectly. I bought it to tow my 4500 lb 19RR but have since moved up to a 25RR so I'm glad I had the extra truck to expand. The thing tows like a dream. I'm getting around 10 MPG if I keep it under 65. If I go up and beyond it drops to like 8. As the tires on the trailer aren't rated for that speed I rarely do. I do pack a lot of firewood in the bed when I camp and do fine.
NiasWagn 07/23/14 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Solve all your data storage problems with a personal cloud

I recently purchased an E4500 router and it has a USB port on the back that allows similar functionality by plugging a usb device into the router. I have yet to share on the internet but it's very handy for sharing on the internal network.
NiasWagn 07/23/14 06:05am Technology Corner
RE: Help Please

Finally! The warm weather arrives.
NiasWagn 07/23/14 05:58am RV Lifestyle
RE: Transfer photos from your camera via WiFi instead of cable

I'm not finding this card anywhere close to $13 on Best Buy or Amazon. Maybe it was a sale or something. I must be doing it wrong. North to drop off South to pick up?
NiasWagn 07/23/14 05:55am Technology Corner
RE: Help Please

WOW! Only in Nebraska do we get an inch of ice and snow this morning and 55 degrees after work...in February. If that doesn't mess with your spring fever nothing will.
NiasWagn 02/17/14 02:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Help Please

I own a 60' x 60' heated building about 2 miles from home where I store the RV and toad. I also have an 8' long bar and back bar, a juke box that plays old 45's, a pinball and a bowling machine, a golf driving range, a kitchen with stove, microwave, freezer and fridge. Big screen cable TV and a full bath with shower. And no phone. And nobody to say "NO". :)I have (building envy):B. If I had a heated building I could install the Onan and equiflex on my trailer. Instead I get to use the snowblower to get rid of a foot of snow. Upload photos please!
NiasWagn 02/06/14 12:43pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Help Please

So, what's stopping you? Go! If your rig is parked on your property...have a weekend campout at home! If its in a storage site, on those few days when it clears out...hook up and go somewhere local...Victorian Acres in Nebraska City is fairly close and quiet. In Nebraska City you can visit the Pendleton Outlet store, the Lewis and Clark museum (literally across the highway from Victorian Acres), visit the Morton House and their Arbor Day site...or not... Yes, it will be cold, you'll need to have lots of propane and go through the routine to keep you from freezing up...but I guarantee it will keep you busy! And if you are really adventurous...after you get to one campsite...head out to another, sooner or later you'll end up in snowbird country! It's too early to think winter is about over. In this area snow can happen into May so...calm down or go winter camping. Actually, we camped last year at Waubonsie State Park during the Apple Jack Festival. We had a blast. The park was packed and everyone mingled from campground to campground carrying chairs and their favorite beverage. The park ranger stopped and chatting several times too. They need to make that campground bigger! My issue is the RV is winterized and while it is still in the yard, I don't want to battle the wind and snow (Nebraska City is getting it as we speak). I don't go camping to sit in the camper, I go to enjoy the outdoors and ride the bike. That's not happening now.
NiasWagn 02/04/14 06:18am RV Lifestyle
RE: Help Please

Every time I get a little cabin feverish I remind myself to enjoy the "down time" this season provides. As much as I love camping season, with it comes yard work, mowing, keeping the kids occupied during summer break, house projects, camper projects & repairs, family commitments, getting the camper ready for a trip, cleaning & unloading the camper after a trip, washing the camper, washing the awning, etc. etc. etc. With that being said, by the time March arrives I will be going nuts :D Ditto for me! Unfortunately, that all goes out the window the first time we have a decent day here...which lately has been about once every 7 to 10 days. That's why this is so agonizing for me. I'd be fine if it was cold and just stayed cold. Get all the cold done and gone and then warm up. MHO
NiasWagn 01/29/14 06:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: Help Please

I own a 60' x 60' heated building about 2 miles from home where I store the RV and toad. I also have an 8' long bar and back bar, a juke box that plays old 45's, a pinball and a bowling machine, a golf driving range, a kitchen with stove, microwave, freezer and fridge. Big screen cable TV and a full bath with shower. And no phone. And nobody to say "NO". :) Agree, it's the perfect "MAN CAVE"...but you didn't mention if the bar was stocked....:W......Dennis I must admit that I went out on a limb and made an assumption that if he went through the trouble of adding a bowling alley, driving range and cable...he likely has that sucker stocked.
NiasWagn 01/29/14 06:14am RV Lifestyle
RE: Help Please

My grandparents once had a cabin on Toledo Bend on the Texas side. Those are some of my most cherished memories (like the time I pulled out a channel cat on my trout line that was as tall as I was). They have since sold it. Boy was I disappointed. I also actually took my Christmas money and bought myself the Cabella's Cast Iron Starter Set. I have yet to do anything with it but looking forward to using it this summer. One of these days I'll heat it up and season it up real good. In the mean time...I'll figure out a way to get out to Ohio!
NiasWagn 01/28/14 12:19pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Help Please

Actually I neglected to mention that I also attended the RV show. In fact, dad went too. He saw how much fun I had last year so guess what. He now owns the exact same trailer I do and is eagerly waiting for it to be delivered. Now we both got it the itch. To make matters worse, the Branson Vacation Guide arrived last week. That didn't help matters at all. I love the Ozarks. I'm bouncing off the walls. Help! It sounds to me like I'm not alone.
NiasWagn 01/27/14 12:10pm RV Lifestyle
Help Please

I've been lurking in the forums a lot lately looking for a solution. Here in the Midwest, we seem to be stuck inside some sort of twilight zone scenario where it randomly changes between snot freezing, cold windy weather followed by 1 or 2 days of warmer 40's weather, followed by 1 days of good weather and then a repeating cycle. From one day to the next there is no consistency. What I'm trying to figure out is what folks do to entertain themselves without blowing a gasket while thinking about camping. I've been on Amazon looking for toys, surfed the forums and even looked through photo albums both online and the old fashioned hard copies in the albums that she made for me. I see folks down South (way down yonder) and folks out West have decent weather but very dry, folks out East are getting clobbered by lots of snow (so at least they have something to keep their mind occupied) but here...nothing entertaining. Anything else I can try? I want to go camping!
NiasWagn 01/27/14 11:44am RV Lifestyle
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