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RE: Fall visit to the Black Hills

I have never been to the Black hills. I think it sounds great but cannot take crowds. How about mid October? Are there places to camp either pay or boondock still open then? Thanks so much in advance.
covered wagon 07/30/16 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any Gear Heads here?

I've been into street rods for many years and owned many. Right now I have a custom '55 Chev Nomad wagon. My next car will probably be another muscle car...been getting the itch for a 1970 Chevelle or El Camino SS with a big block. The custom built 55 Nomad Wagon.... Absolute dream of mine. Which Chevy transmission is it that throws out that wonderful gear sound in all four?
covered wagon 07/30/16 08:12am Around the Campfire
RE: PNW Meet n Greet - Looking for interest?

Joe and TC Bob are correct. Beautiful place. Group site separate from other campers, lots of trees, numerous big honkin waterfalls you can walk underneath. Could do two places... one for the ATV's and one for the hikes or waterfall walks. I won't be going. My mother is almost 90 so every chance, I go see her.
covered wagon 07/30/16 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Foam Board Bed Mat For Torklifts

Mostly uneven weight distorted the foam and since it is a fiberglass camper it was starting to distort the flat bottom. It was placing undue stress on the fiberglass. I won't do it again because the tiedowns start going a bit loose. I suppose if you use the foam it would be best with a piece of plywood over the top would help stop the distortion. Not having an edge of the foam near the camper edge would help also.
covered wagon 07/30/16 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: Foam Board Bed Mat For Torklifts

It gets pressure depressions that distort the camper bottom. One spot more stress load than another causes the foam to go uneven. Usually pressing the out sides down more than the mid section.
covered wagon 07/29/16 10:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Configuration for keeping the fridge going while driving

I tried running with propane and no battery coming back from Co a couple weeks ago when it was very windy. The propane kept shutting off. Here's a news flash. Your propane is not shutting off. The fridge itself is shutting off, actually 'not able to come back on'. You need a 12v battery connection at ALL times to run an RV fridge. (except on 'some' newer models with inverters) The "thermostat" on the RV fridge needs 12volt to function. If your fridge "works when you turn it on" and then you find out it shuts off...... It is NOT a flame problem. IT's low voltage, the fridge will come on when started but it CAN NOT come back on after it reaches the desired temp if there is low voltage coming from the battery. Not just a dead battery, if the battery 'voltage is low' the thermostat can't function so it can not 'come back' on. Been there done that. It was very confusing because it worked when turned on. But later would shut off. I thought the fridge was bad but it was not. I had low voltage which prohibited the thermostat from working and it could not turn the fridge back on. >> check the voltage coming out from your converter. Trust me it is NOT the wind blowing out the flame! All of us have driven in a lot higher winds in all types of weather conditions and it doesn't blow the flame out~ :W For proper advice sakes....I think most of these posters here know how to keep a battery charged while driving.
covered wagon 07/29/16 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Life

I have learned to make the getting there and going just as much fun as being there by 'travel camping' I call it. Short drive times staying at interesting places forgetting about the clock and it's flying saucer spin.
covered wagon 07/29/16 06:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: Configuration for keeping the fridge going while driving

I had this problem on my 13 yr Norcold. I had a weak flame so cleaned the burn tip that was full of carbon with a soft wire ss tooth brush. No more problem. I noted Wow!that's how it used to sound when new.
covered wagon 07/28/16 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Why Did You Go Where You Went And When

I've found a greater sense of security, less stress not worrying about where to stay each nite by staying off the interstates. It seems the back road routes have much to offer, esp. when you get into recreational areas, there are a lot of unfilled campgrounds and nicer people without the crowds. The smaller off the route towns seem to have better places to eat also, otherwise the locals will stop going there. I do ask the locals which place is best too. Some nice people in them tiny towns.
covered wagon 07/28/16 08:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: Knock It OFF!

So were you getting up to write a check for new tires? In your 'skivies' and the sales counter had too low of overhead cabinet?:)
covered wagon 07/28/16 07:56am RV Lifestyle
RE: Ahhhhh...retirement

Isn't it fun/cool to forget what day it is and have not much need for a clock?!
covered wagon 07/28/16 07:41am RV Lifestyle
RE: Trailer trash !

You need to try and work it out with them as this thing about enforcements only makes things worse between neighbors. Selfishness doesn't work but talking it out and reaching agreements does.
covered wagon 07/27/16 10:13am RV Lifestyle
RE: Trailer trash !

When it's too smoky to sleep/ breath, I get in my rig and find better places away from crowded places. Some camps have an option or a choice wether or not you want to stay in the section where there are no fires.
covered wagon 07/27/16 09:42am RV Lifestyle
RE: Unbelievable...

2 years ago. removed 14 teeth at office.. 5,000.. no surgery . that is after 3 estimates. last month Wife was in hospital, bleeding ulcers (6 days). $46,000 and insurance will NOT cover it. not a dime. so by next year.. they will take our little/old house. but 10 year old camper is paid for. I hear you... I was in getting a building permit and while waiting in the lounge with many others the subject came up about the level of medical costs and insurance. Two fellows said they had such high copays they had to cancel the insurance just so they could pay their part of the bill saying insurance wasn't worth it. Others mentioned how much some procedures cost and was shocking to say the least. You can't help coming to the conclusion that it's all a scam and others felt the same way about it all..
covered wagon 07/27/16 08:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Unbelievable...

I could sell my house and become homeless, but I'd have beautiful teeth.:B
covered wagon 07/25/16 08:42am Around the Campfire
RE: What happens when batteries are low in charge?

Don't get the best batteries if you don't have the best charger. Most camper chargers used to boil the batteries into being the same as a 5 year old battery in no time flat. Or should say they get boiled into oblivion. So watch your charger, find out if it is a good one first.
covered wagon 07/24/16 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: Scissor Step Problem

Mine were too high so I insisted the dealer provide a set of steps with another riser and tread added on. They did that without a grumble since they looked like the pic of stretched out steps on your Bigfoot camper above. Mine are the same width as the door though making them better that way too. I would insist on a new set better suited to your set up.
covered wagon 07/23/16 05:03pm Truck Campers
RE: scissor stairs

I made mine more solid by replacing all the bolts and nuts. I don't know how it did as the bolts are the same diameter. However, I did go to stainless steel with the threading not as far up the shank. It helped a lot and the ss looks much better.
covered wagon 07/18/16 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: My refrigerator extinguishes while driving, . . .

The flame on my refrigerator blows out at speeds above 60 mph. My refrigerator automatically shuts off the gas when the flame goes out. I'm surprised that's not the norm Then mine would constantly try and relight itself putting wear on the circuit board components. When I wire brushed the flame orifice back to new condition everything was just fine. I know this from my destination being a two day run each way, twice a year, for the last 6 years.
covered wagon 07/17/16 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: My refrigerator extinguishes while driving, . . .

Okay the votes go for blocking wind. I must add that I opted not doing that when my frige had this problem because suppose you block in too much unlite propane gas and then tries to relite? Would you have the potential for an explosion? After cleaning the burner/ orifice my frige worked flawlessly at 60/65 mph. Without blocking the wind. This one example of why I decided a long time ago to think for myself and do what is best.
covered wagon 07/17/16 11:41am Truck Campers
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