I went to CW in Springfield, Mo. a few months back. I was looking for 2 specific items that I did see on the CW website. (Yes I know several items "anywhere" are only available online these days). I told the lady exactly what I was looking for. (Well the first item anyway). She looked the building over, even in back, no luck. Then she apoligized and asked if there was something else. When I said yes, we started discussing the "use" of product #2. She then said, "that sounds pretty pop up specific" I said yes I own a pop up. She said, "well we dont usually have many things that cater to that crowd". She told me that Walmart is generally better suited for those who generally fall in to the CHEAP category.
That was my first and my last visit to that CW. Incidentally I have only been inside 2 CW stores. Nashville, Tn. and now Springfield, Mo.
The lady might be right. Walmart at least does try to help me find items. Even if they are for the CHEAP people.
We have to hand our Jeep over to our son here in the next few weeks. He is a mechanic, and our Jeep needs work before it will pass state inspections. I was complaining because I am chomping at the bit to go camping. Wife giggled and said "unless you can tow the PUP with your car, we are not camping". (She is not really looking forward to camping this year, not sure why, but she has made every excuse to not camp already).
Anyway after seeing your "completely awesome" setup. I think maybe my Chevy Sonic sedan, might just pull my PUP. I think it would serve her right to just add a hitch and hook it up. HEE HEE HEE
We put a Jasper 454 in our old Winnie 32' MH. It was a good investment.
Futhermore, we used to run dirt track race cars. We ran in the stock class. We always used Jasper engines. We found it cheaper to purchase a Jasper all ready to go, then to rebuild our own. (By the time you do machine shop stuff ETC). Yup those Jaspers held up real well. Even in competition.
Well if he had the WD bars, this setup would have LOOKED good. If he had better springs/air shocks/ETC. it would have looked right too. But Ive learned to NOT question WHY too much. Especially since Ive done that too.
We had a 32'TT setup year round on a seasonal for a couple years. The last year they made us move em off for site maintenance.
I decided to move it twice with my GC. Of course I did have the proper WD bars/sway control (I know friction sway is not the best, but it is better than none, and its what I had). I had brake controller, V8, new tires, and trailer pulling experience. -- I also knew that I really shouldnt do this, but I did and it actually felt very good. It was real easy to control. But it was wrong. I didnt have any other real choice other than maybe renting a large UHaul truck. Looking back I probably should have done that, but I didnt. I used my Jeep to bring it home, and again to take it back out. I did stay on side roads about 50 MPH though.
Again Im not saying I did the right thing, but sometimes people have to do, what they have to do.
Its either Tall Pines Resort or Compton Ridge Resort in Branson, Mo. has RV sites, Cabins, and a Motel.
Also Willow Tree in Branson is both. A very nice Motel with a nice small RV park wrapped around the motel. They are pretty cheap too. Like about $40/night for Motel and about $28/night for RV (If I remember right).
Is it just hot water side? If so, did you check the valves on the bypass? If it is all your water. It could be a bad reducer (That you put on the water hose) or regulater you might call it.
I never heard of that second checkvalve before "as mentioned" but it certainly makes sense. See if your has that second check valve.
WOW I learned something new here. Thank You for that info.
check to see if there any wire caps or the like, going in to the motor. Should be fairly close to the motor. Could be a wire is not making contact. Could be a bad motor. I would tell you to take a small hammer or cresent wrench and give the motor a good whack. However, if you did that and it works, it might never work again, then you would have to have a few guys to push the room in. Check the wires. You might have to remove the motor and test it. A DIYer can do this. If you are unsure, then yes do a quick search for RV dealers near Ocala and give them a call.
Well Branson is a resort town chock full of lodging. (All types).
1-will you be travelling with kids?
2-what do you want to do in Branson (primarily)? Like Silver Dollar City mostly, or mostly shows/shopping, no Silver Dollar City (theme park).
I will let you do the googling, but I will list some names and what is close by.
1-by SDC--"The Wilderness", "Compton Ridge", "Tall Pines" (Basically SDC is at one end of entertainment strip)
2-middle of strip by shows mostly--"KOA", "Musicland RV Park", "Pea Patch RV Park"
3-other end of strip by big mall shopping including Bass Pro Shops and coldwater lake (fishing right at CG along with boat launch ramp)--"Branson Lakeside RV Park"
4-by the big lake, lots of boating time--"Table Rock SP"
5-ARE YOU A RCI OR C2C MEMBER?--If YES---there is only one choice. "Treasure Lake" The best Coast-To-Coast park on the planet.
I know I mentioned boating because you are in a MH. I would suggest taking a toad to Branson though. (However) If you have a boat, go ahead and bring it behind your MH. There is an "Enterprise Car Rental" right on the strip in Branson. (Id reserve one first as cars are scarce at that site).
----There are many more CGs in Branson. I just mentioned a few that I have visited. Yes most sites are kinda small, but most of these CGs have plenty of open sites. Branson is a bit unusual as CGs there run about $30 and motels run about $40. Most people dont camp in Branson these days.
You can PM me if you want with more details, I can basically lay Branson down on a page for you. Have Fun, Hope this helps you.
Yes Bennet Spring SP is real nice. Johnston Shut Ins SP is nice also. I think you will enjoy Meramec SP too. There is a cave to go thru there. A couple more in the general area is Onondaga Cave SP (and cave tour) and the world famous Meramec Caverns (cave and CG). If you like float trips. Check out all the offerings in Steelville, Mo. Many CGs, Many floating packages (Steelville is the float trip capital of Mo.). There is a live music show in Steelville also.
I take it you live in NW Ark. Im sure you have investigated all that Branson has to offer. BTW if you live closer to north-central Ark. Shoot up 67 to the Piedmont, Mo area. Go the Sam Baker SP. very nice.
Just a few more ideas for ya.
Go to Nashville Tn. Chamber of Commerce on google. (The sight you want is Nashville Tn chamber of commerce, but I dont recall the exact name on the website). Anyway, go there and order a Nashville travel guide. It is very helpful.
I didnt go to your personal page, so I dont know what trailer you bought, or tow vehicle you have, but have a great time travelling/camping. Be careful.
WELCOME TO THE FORUM from St Louis, Mo.
WOW, thats weird that your 95 Sidekick has a switch. My old 95 Sidekick (was not a SPORT) had a cheap little square 9 volt battery. My CEL came on, check the codes, if none---replace that little $1 9 volt battery up under the dash. VIOLA-light goes off. Makes me wish all cars had something similar. The battery wasnt bad (like I said-maybe $1) I guess just flipping a switch would be better though.
Willow Tree RV Park is actually a small CG wrapped around a Motel. It is on Shepard Of The Hills Expy. About 1/2 mile from the main strip (76 Country Blvd). I think their prices start about $30. Or Musicland CG is real nice, (A/C bath/shower house), next door to the popular Titanic. About $32 (Look for discount on their Facebook page (I think 15% off).
really there are numerous CGs in Branson. I like Branson Lakeside RV Park down on Lake Taneycomo next to the "Landing". But they are all real nice.
KOA is great, Pea Patch is great. Closer to Silver Dollar City is The Wilderness, Compton Ridge, Tall Pines. If SDC is your real destination. Check out the last 3
Lots of places. St Louis RV Park is an option. Very bad part of town after dark. Park is very secure, but outside the park can be dangerous. Casino Queen. Jellystone Park in Eureka. KOA in Eureka, Pin Oak Creek RV Park in Villa Ridge. Babler SP in Wildwood (or maybe Manchester). Robertsville SP in Robertsville. 370 Lakeside RV Park in St Peters. Sundermeiers RV Park in St Charles. (Washington SP or St Francois SP-a little farther out, but nice parks). 370 Lakeside will give you deep discounts to the St Peters? REC-PLEX. A very unique rec building with numerous things to do (including but not limited to swimming).
If you are going to be in town a few days. With a 12 year old boy, I would highly recommend Jellystone or KOA. These parks are next door/across the road (respectively) from Six Flags St Louis (in Eureka). Jellystone offers deep discounted SFSL tickets and a pancake breakfast. Jellystone always has kid related activities and a pool. They can likely help you out with Cardinals tickets too.
SFSL has TWO (2) complete theme parks for one price. The rides park has 8 roller coasters (one is brand spankin new). The water park has numerous slides, tornado ride, lazy river, wave pool.
Well my Dad has been a car nechanic as long as I have been alive. He always told me "never buy extended warrantys"!! However at 18 years old I bought a brand new truck. Dad suggested I buy extended warranty on rust thru. (He is definitely not a body man, and at that time a rust thru/prevention type warranty was offered). So I bought it. Truck started rusting, they told me they would not cover it until rust hole was big enough to put a softball thru. Well by that time my truck had 200,000 miles and was being taken to the salvage yard. What a waste of warranty.
Parking a TT on an incline, no problem.
Running an absorption fridge more than three degrees off level... big problem, as in a dead unit in a short time.
Just make sure its well chocked, the weight of the unit is on the chocks and not the tongue jack (or even worse stabilizer jacks), and the fridge is off... don't see anything wrong other than that, other than perhaps keeping an eye on the house batteries.
DITTO. Keep fridge OFF. Keep wheels blocked real well!! Preferably Chocks to block the tires (If its real steep) Id block all 4 tires. Then I would use those chocks that go between the tires also.
NOW LISTEN CLOSE... After you move the TT back to more level ground. I would not turn the fridge on for at least 24 hours.
You can place the trailer on any angle really. Just down turn the fridge on or (I think it is a PUP right)? Dont try raising the roof. As mentioned. Chock the wheels good, leave everything off. You will be OK.
Yes, the proper procedure is in the owners manual. However, they no longer put the N on the selector switch, so you can't tell by looking. On ours, you twist and hold the selector switch all the way to the right, till a "red" light illuminates. All other lights on the switch are amber. Also, no more leaving the key in the ignition, as they removed the steering lock in the early 2000's. Now days, just pull the key, lock the doors and put the key in your pocket. Great toad vehicle.
Thank You. Im not the OP but it is nice to know this. Thanks Again
Well the OP says he wants to be as close to Pacific as possible. He has an event to attend in Pacific and does not want to drive too far. Meramec SP is nice. Robertsville SP is also. As is Babler SP. Those are a good ways from Pacific though.