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RE: Sault Ste Marie to Muskallonge State Park, MI

If the legend says unpaved, I would stay on the state routes. While MOST unpaved roads are passable, they can be unpleasant for long distances. The roads sometimes have a sand base and can get soft. You definitely don't want to take the unpaved road west of Muskallonge to Grand Marais.
TubaPete 06/17/14 07:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Jacking for a flat tire?

Stack up blocks to make a steeper "ramp". I generally can get the trailer high enough in two steps. Each step only needs to be about 12" in length.
TubaPete 06/17/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4 or 5 on tire replacement

Since the wheel my spare is mounted on (plain steel) is not the same as the others (polished aluminum,) I treat it separately. My spare is always good enough and new enough to go on the road at any time, but it doesn't necessarily match the other four in brand or age.
TubaPete 06/04/14 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding on a ladder to back of RV

In a discussion with a dealer I was told that if the trailer did not come with a ladder, it was likely the needed reinforcements weren't behind the skin of the trailer. Without the reinforcements there was a danger the ladder would not stay.
TubaPete 06/01/14 11:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Already asked--30 to 50 amp

For those not intimately familiar with electrical circuits, 30A and 50A are little more than labels, I.E. a 30A circuit rarely draws a full 30A, a 50A will not force more electricity into a 30A circuit than it can handle. If you have the right adapter and the plug fits the receptacle, you shouldn't have a problem. If you do have a problem it is likely outside the scope of someone unfamiliar with circuits.
TubaPete 06/01/14 07:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: BLM near Yuma

You can park behind the American Legion / VFW just north of town. It's a lot like BLM parking though I don't know who owns it.
TubaPete 01/21/14 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Camera

I bought a simple wireless unit at Sam's Club. I had to make a custom mount out of plastic. It's mounted above the license plate next to the license plate light. One with a 50 foot range might be hard to find. I extended the cable from camera to transmitter using shielded cable from Radio Shack. This way I could mount the transmitter in the front of the fifth wheel getting it within its 25 foot range.
TubaPete 01/21/14 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2008 dura max

My '08 gets 20 - 21 mpg on long interstate trips (according to the computer.) I'll get 10 - 12 when towing.
TubaPete 01/18/14 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Turkey Run State Park 200 loop ?

. . . . I am interested in the covered bridge festival. They have a lodge there that is actually booked two years in advance. They have a total of 31 covered bridges with 10 retired. . . . We have been to the covered bridge festival twice, staying at Turkey Run campground on the second visit. It was a good home base for us. The lodge ias agood place for dinner.
TubaPete 01/06/14 05:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turkey Run State Park 200 loop ?

The is not much to do in that part of Indiana either. Corn and soybeans are abundant though. With all the trails and such in the park who cares about the corn. There is a covered bridge festival in October. The covered bridges are there the year around.
TubaPete 01/05/14 08:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turkey Run State Park 200 loop ?

Without trying to figure out which is loop 200, generally speaking Turkey Run is heavily wooded in many areas with sometimes tight turns. I enjoyed my stay there. If your Airstream will fit onto your selected lot, you'll probably be OK. As for falling things, most trees are pretty mature and there is always the chance of falling limbs.;
TubaPete 01/04/14 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2008 GMC Sierra 3500, Whata ya think?

I have an 08 2500Hd, so it's very similar. It has 88,000 miles and so far only routine maintenance and new tires. It seems like everyone loves my truck and is always wanting to borrow it or at least drive it.
TubaPete 12/17/13 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Firestone Transforce tires

I got 45,000 miles out of the last set I had. They had slightly better traction than the original equipment tires. I never had a problem with them other than being disappointed with total miles. I probably should have rotated them more often.
TubaPete 11/29/13 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trigger Finger Problem.

My BIL had his fixed last spring. Outpatient surgery and his hand was bandaged about a week.
TubaPete 11/08/13 07:57am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Tow Master Tires

Dump the Chinese tires or problems are likely to continue Help me out here, in my (limited) searches, I have never been able to find a trailer tire in my size not made in China, even the "good" ones that people attest to.
TubaPete 11/08/13 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow Master Tires

I had two Tow Masters blow, causing thousands (literally) of dollars of damage. Both were less than 3 years and were properly maintained, not driven over 65 etc. I switched to Maxxis after reading a thread where nobody said that they ever had one blow up.
TubaPete 11/08/13 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: free tv in Yuma

My experience was I could get about 13 channels in Yuma, only about 7 were in English.
TubaPete 11/05/13 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: draining hot water tank

If I may, can i piggy back on the topic and ask, is there a standard size to the plug for removal. I went out and did an on the storage location winterization saturday, and was unable to reach the plug with my wrench. I'll be needing a socket to reach. Just thought I could catch a quick answer here. I use a 7/8" wrench on mine. Don't know if all heaters are the same. One I had was 1 1/8" so I would say they are not all the same.
TubaPete 11/05/13 07:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Over night in Northern TX

Don't know how close you want to be but there may be a COE campground near by. We found one we really like just south of Texarkana.
TubaPete 11/03/13 03:42pm Snowbirds
RE: Ice/Snow on roof at departure time

I'd rather inconvenience a few drivers than risk personal injury trying to clear a roof. One year we were still splashing windshields with melting snow into Arkansas. some drivers seemed surprised. None indicated they were upset.
TubaPete 11/03/13 03:38pm Snowbirds
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