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RE: Replacing worn, cracked decals

and then did several coats of paint with rustolem paint. Looks awesome!! Mine are looking the same...all cracked and peeling. So you just use a rattle-can application? I assume since it's such a small area, it would be just fine. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing!! Mark
texasjayco 09/22/17 02:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Would you purchase a used hitch? Good or bad idea?

Heck yeah!! Buy it!! I just bought a new 3300 for my 2011 Ford dually and LOVE it!! Never towed with so much confidence!! And the only thing that could wear out is the jaws, but an easy replacement. But I doubt the jaws are even close to worn out. I would NEVER buy a used Reese (or even a new one for that matter). The 3300 is head and shoulders better than the Reese. Mark
texasjayco 09/20/17 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route from Cody to grand Tetons

Yep, just did exactly that a couple weeks ago. They're all saying the same thing, and indeed is really the only route other than going WAY out of the way. BTW, Cody is a really cool little town!! Mark
texasjayco 09/13/17 08:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: South Dakota help please (hwy 87)

Awesome!! Thanks everyone!! Mark
texasjayco 08/08/17 08:20pm Roads and Routes
South Dakota help please (hwy 87)

Heading up to Mt Rushmore in a few weeks. After an overnight in Bayard, NE we will go on up to Custer State Park staying at Legions Lake. Google Maps says to stay on 385 to Fairburn and catch 16A over to the campground. But it looks more scenic to cut over through Hot Springs and take hwy 87 up to 16A. Question is...is hwy 87 pretty good road? I'm pulling a 40ft 5th wheel with a dually. What route would you take? Thanks, Mark
texasjayco 08/06/17 03:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Texas State Parks

Not all Texas State Parks have camping. Check the websites. Good point...I just assumed everyone knew that. There is an info site to get all the scoop on each park, and there is a reservation site where you put in the info for your equipment that will let you know if there is availability. Here are the links: Info site Reservation site Mark
texasjayco 03/20/17 06:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas State Parks

I think I have been to most every SP in Texas, and never found one that would accommodate my 40 footer. Some do have a limited number of sites that I will fit in, so I would NEVER go to the park without reservations. Just be sure to correctly select the size of your 5er on the reservation site when you make your reservations. It is first come first served upon arrival, so get there early!! I also like the Corp of Engineer parks. There you can actually reserve a specific site. Mark
texasjayco 03/19/17 08:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: rust on worm gears track on slide outs

Wire brush to remove any heavy rust Use it on slide out rack and front landing gear inner and outer legs. 10 yrs and they work like new Sorry for the hijack, but how do you lube the inner legs? Mine will not slide down on their own unless I extend the outers nearly all the way down!! I've always figured there had to be a way to lube this, but never found it. Do you simply extend them and spray the outside of the inner leg? Thanks!! Mark
texasjayco 03/17/17 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you overload a dually?

This one is many years old. I know it's old...just thought we could have some fun with it. Actually, the tongue extension on the trailer reduces the weight on the truck hitch. Not if most of the weight of the trailer contents are in front of the axle!! Mark
texasjayco 03/12/17 07:47pm Tow Vehicles
Can you overload a dually?

Obviously you can!! Sheared the frame at the front leaf spring mounts!! The tongue extension on the trailer just made things worse!! Markhttp://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo199/MDarrough/15226318145_6a7dae65eb_z_zps4imhd9i1.jpg~original height=480 width=640
texasjayco 03/12/17 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for a nice RV park with easy access to north Austin

Old Settlers park in Round Rock (northern suburb of Austin) is very nice, and right next to Dell Diamond for some great AAA (farm team for the Texas Rangers) baseball. And right next to Salt Lick BBQ. Amazing good!! Mark
texasjayco 11/12/16 07:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Cheyenne

We are booked at Legions Lake for a couple nights and Colter Bay for 5 nights. Last week in Aug and first week in Sept. Just a suggestion...you stated you wanted to do Yellowstone and if you're staying at Colter Bay you are going to have a lot of slow driving daily to see Yellowstone. Why not change it to 3 nights in Yellowstone (Madison campground is centralized) and 2 nights at Colter Bay? Man I wish I would have thought of that when I booked!!Looks like Fishing Bridge is the only campground in Yellowstone with elec/water, and obviously only have a very few sites that will accommodate our 40ft 5er, and now they are filled up!! Never done the dry camping thing, but willing to try. But will any of the other CGs handle the 40 footer? Thanks again for all the info!! Mark
texasjayco 11/12/16 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Austin to Big Bend - Hill country stops

Inks Lake is great, along with (as mentioned) S. Llano River SP...our favorite. BUT, you better make reservations real early for Inks!! It is the second most popular park (behind only Garner), and books up way out. On your way through Marble Falls, be sure to stop at Bluebonnet Cafe!! Plenty of room to park around back. Once in Big Bend, hike into Santa Elena Canyon!! Beautiful but easy hike. Mark
texasjayco 10/22/16 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Cheyenne

Thanks again for all the great info. We are booked at Legions Lake for a couple nights and Colter Bay for 5 nights. Last week in Aug and first week in Sept. Couple more questions please... 1) What is the preferred route for Rushmore to Cody? Dually with 40ft 5th wheel. 2) Any overnight parking suggestions for the Cheyenne area? Thanks again!! Mark
texasjayco 10/08/16 08:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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