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RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8082/28561275534_92234a8a84_z.jpg This looks like the St. Mary KOA outside Glacier National Park. Probably one of 3 days per year the flags aren't being ripped from the flagpole by the strong winds! Out of 9 days the only moment the wind didn't blow. That's why I sold my toyhauler and now enjoy the view from my laptop.
rerod 08/25/16 01:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

THATS what I call camping Tucquala!
rerod 08/11/16 09:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glazing bead useful life? reoccurring leak

We had the same problem in our motorhome. Wall was wet right in the middle below the window and you would have sworn it was the window leaking. It was outside - bad caulk on a seam. BINGO I removed all of the old sealant on the roof seam I thought looked good and resealed with proflex. It rained hard today and it's dry ! I don't know why the paneling wasn't wet above the window and my back is still sore days later. Harbor Freight sells a small blower and even a tube for mounting: Ventilator. It is enough air to do a pressure test. I'd suggest to do the test. Also occurs to me that if you had silicone sealant, originally, and now are using butyl tape, there may be water passing between the two. Thanks. I'll consider that fan for the next leak. :B I removed all the silicone the first time the window was out. I had more luck with my fingernail and a eraser.
rerod 07/19/16 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glazing bead useful life? reoccurring leak

Water could be coming in the seam in your exterior wall panel above the window, and working its way down the wall, going around the window, then showing up below the window. Why is there a seam in the wall - previous damage ? The exterior aluminum sheets are 4' wide. Water could be leaking at that seam, although I think its unlikely. Then again, it just rained hard and I see no water in or around the window. It must be leaking from that side seam or the roof seam. I wish there was a easy way to pressurize the trailer so I could do the soap bubble test.
rerod 07/13/16 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glazing bead useful life? reoccurring leak

Ive got HEHR windows.. Looks like the glazing is available. But I'm not convinced the glazing is my problem because the channels and weep holes are clean. After talking with HEHR, I was told the glazing is simply a cosmetic trim and doesn't seal water out. So I'm back to square nothing. As you can see, Iv been fighting this a long time.. http://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25988828/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
rerod 07/13/16 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Glazing bead useful life? reoccurring leak

Maybe the roof is leaking. Keep in mind that asking about your window glazing, we have no idea what kind of windows you have. A picture might help. Yes sorry, and here is a old picture before the window was ever removed. http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/featherlite/th_featherlitewindow.jpg Anybody know, or guess who makes the windows I have? The interior paneling is wet below the window. Not above, or to the sides. The paneling remained dry while the window was temporarily sealed up with plastic and tape. Since the paneling is trashed now from water damage, I'm tempted to remove the paneling to track the leak. But I would have to remove the bed that's mounted to the wall.
rerod 07/13/16 10:38am General RVing Issues
Glazing bead useful life? reoccurring leak

Iv had a reoccurring window leak. Iv removed the window three times. The first time, it had the factory silicone which was replaced with good butyl tape which looked good the next two window removals. The last time I removed the window I removed the glazing and found some mud blocking the weep hole, so I figured I had found the underlying issue. But a few weeks later, I still have wet interior paneling! Thank god I have a aluminum trailer! Anyway, I'm beside myself right now because I again removed the glazing to find its still clean under it and I'm sure the butyl is doing its job sealing the window to the trailer. What is the life span of window glazing? And is that the only thing which could allow water in since I'm sure the window is sealed to the trailer? I'm just about ready to trade my trailer in for a tent! Thanks!
rerod 07/13/16 08:33am General RVing Issues
Durango-Mancos-Rico west side of La Plata mountains Colorado

I'm thinking about boon-docking the west side of the la plata mountains in my lifted 30' toy-hauler the end of August because Iv heard it not as busy as other parts of Colorado.. I'm hoping I can make it up Echo Basin (Rd 566) towing with my 2wd E350 and hope to find a dispersed site near a creek with a view. Iv heard I can dump black water at Santa Rita park south end of Durango. But I haven't pinpointed where I can get fresh water and other camping related things. Is anyone familiar with this area and could recommend places to camp and pick up fresh water etc? Thanks!
rerod 07/02/16 08:36am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Gunflint Trail (north shore/grand marais) TT free camping?

Generally the Forest Service tries to not locate or build portages in swamps and wet areas. Sometimes it is unavoidable to cross a wet area because it is the only route to get from one lake to another. In many, but not all cases, they put primitive boardwalks through the wet areas. Come to think of it, I did do a swamp portage on one of my first BW trips. Along with allot of other miserable things. I do have more good memories, and bad ones turn good. Like shooting newton falls solo in my tandem kayak to skip the portage. Paddling next to a moose. Being dragged by a huge northern. Being blown to the shore on 2 foot white cap rollers solo. Guiding a lost girl scout troop towards home.. The list goes on and on. That's why after over 20 years I keep thinking about it. It must be the solitude and beauty I miss after my latest visits to crowded colorado.
rerod 06/25/16 06:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gunflint Trail (north shore/grand marais) TT free camping?

Black spruce bogs, black spruce swamp, tamarack swamp, alder swamp, beaver marshes, wet meadows. Many lakes in the BWCA have a black spruce swamp on one end of them. You've been to the Boundary Waters many times and have never seen these? Sure I remember.. But portages never started or ended in one.. I don't consider them swamps if they are part of a lake. When robbiesgram said "The Gunflight is very heavily wooded and has miles and miles of swamp. Think heavy black fly, gnat and mosquito infestations during July and August. We have been in Grand Marais in July & people were leaving the Gunflint due to flys being so bad." I immediately remembered returning from a two week solo trip in the BW where you couldn't see my back bone after thousands of bites due to the swelling.
rerod 06/25/16 07:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Gunflint Trail (north shore/grand marais) TT free camping?

A bit of history for you.. Take co rd 92 "Old Gunflint Trail" right after Poplar Lake. Its one of the last stretches which is on the original Gunflint Trail. A trail that Paleo-Indian's probably traveled 10,000 years ago after taking down a mastodon, saber tooth or giant beaver. Prehistoric Camps have been found on gunflint lake, and close to Pincushion overlook just out of Grand Marais which was lakeside, as lake superior was 200 feet higher back then.. This year Im having a hard time finding motivation to go back to colorado due to the crowds and thought I might reconsider gunflint.. I think a full dress bike and cabin would be the best approach for gunflint.
rerod 06/24/16 04:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gunflint Trail (north shore/grand marais) TT free camping?

I believe I asked the same question a few years back, and no one had any suggestions except someone in Grand Marais who offered his yard. Thanks everyone.. I guess I will forget about this gunflint trip and go to colorado again. Maybe I can get away from the crowds this time. Iv been in the boundary waters plenty of times, but I don't remember swamp land's which would help breed Minnesota's famous bird.. That, combined with no boondocking was the last nail in the coffin. Thanks again!
rerod 06/24/16 02:04pm Roads and Routes
Gunflint Trail (north shore/grand marais) TT free camping?

Can anyone tell me if there are any free camping spots along the Gunflint trail out of Grand Marais? Or are the camp grounds the only choice? Thanks
rerod 06/23/16 01:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Something Different an Isuzu based ToyHauler

Is there an extension to that ramp that you can't see? I don't see how you could easily get up it as steep as it would be if there isn't. No, The Isuzu is a bagged lowrider. Pssssssssssh
rerod 06/13/16 07:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Something Different an Isuzu based ToyHauler

^^^^^^Heck, if it was touching the ground it'd be too steep to walk up. :) Better have a skid plate on your bike..
rerod 06/11/16 09:40am Toy Haulers
RE: Thinking of a new toy hauler

All aluminum construction means no wood to rot. I figure all trailers will leak at some point. At least with these guys you don't have to worry about the associated damage the leak will do. Livin Lite also made an all aluminum 5th wheel toy hauler for 1 year (2014 I think) but they are very hard to find. If you would consider a TT style than Livin Lite makes lots of tow behind all aluminums. Dont waste your money on a wooden TH. My featherlite has wood floors, but Iv never had a leak make it that far. Sometimes I wish mine had aluminum floors, until I step bare foot on them. Occasionally, a feather-lite SURV toy-hauler comes up on Ebay.
rerod 06/11/16 09:11am Toy Haulers
RE: New Tire Recommendations

X2 Bridgestone R-250's economical and excellent tires. X3
rerod 06/11/16 09:05am Toy Haulers
RE: Something Different an Isuzu based ToyHauler

Worthless ramp. Its not even touching the ground!
rerod 06/11/16 09:01am Toy Haulers
RE: Taylor Park, Colorado

Iv visited three times end of August and will be honest. Its beautiful and good riding, but very crowded and loud. I met a few locals along the gunnison river north of gunnison who were NOT happy to meet me. I sometimes wonder if the end of august is always recommended so the locals know when not to go. Or leave Be very careful with your rigs because all the easy free spots will be taken unless your lucky. I scouted around taylor on my bike, but decided to move on with my 24' TH. Clear creek res was also nice. We lucked out getting a creek side spot. Pitkin, almont, Crested butte, vail.. I don't plan on going back. I have a "been there done that" attitude now. But I haven't pinpointed a compromise to escape the crowds yet. Clear creek, my neighbor played mariachi music way to late and loud. The most peaceful place was pitkin camp ground. But voices motorcycles and generators were almost always within ear shot. Any mariachi bands in the Big Horns?
rerod 06/07/16 07:36pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Water heater gas valve knob needs pushed down for ON?

Does main flame work......come on/off via thermostat and pilot stays on (when you push/turn knob to ON)??? If so......I wouldn't worry about it ON EDIT: LOVE the V-MAX I had a 1985 and a 1990 (drunk wiped out 1985) Yes. I just lit the pilot, released the knob and turned it to ON and watched it cycle as I used hot water.. But no wind in my back yard. But I'm still not used to pushing the knob down again to turn to the ON position, and worried the gas valve is failing. I would have to turn around and go back home without hot water. Thanks. I have two 1985 Vmax's.
rerod 05/25/16 02:51pm Beginning RVing
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