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RE: Belva Deer Recreation Area Harper Iowa

We stay usually about once per year. Have a friend from Sigorney, the nearest town. He knows the park rangers well and many stop by. Nice place with lots of acres to do things and several bodies of water for fishing as well. Named after the wife of the fella who donated property for the park, Belva and the animal she liked best, deer.
mudmaker 10/07/17 05:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stolen Wheels and Tires - What to buy?

mudmaker 09/19/17 05:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stolen Wheels and Tires - What to buy?

Snap a pic and send it to Bontrager surplus in Michigan. I found a brand new rim for a seven year old Montana there for $50 bucks about a month ago.
mudmaker 09/19/17 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scare light mystery

Does the unit have the remote receiver in one of the front compartments? Maybe something is labeled on such a device and moving a wire to disconnect the light is possible. Just a thought.
mudmaker 08/30/17 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to Purchase a Cummins/Onan LP Generator

https://bontragers.com/rv-supplies-accessories/ Give them a call. Don't know if they will install but may have a good price. I found a rim there last week brand new for less than half.
mudmaker 08/28/17 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge problems

Found one at camping world. On the way to pick up and install today. Lot of OTHER components could be the issue vs cooling unit Blown fuse(s) Bad circuit board Dirty burners Bad spark electrode Etc etc etc etc Did you even go thru the troubleshooting guide in manual LINKED Never mind....... So going to your troubleshooting page you provided, copying and pasting the part that pertained to my issues, going through each one and testing the unit in each circumstance and still not finding an answer.
mudmaker 08/24/17 02:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge problems

Found one at camping world. On the way to pick up and install today.
mudmaker 08/24/17 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge problems

Feel like I'm missing something or overlooking a step. I don't know though.
mudmaker 08/24/17 12:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge problems

Oh and no yellow cake. Been looking for signs of that all morning. No smell either.
mudmaker 08/24/17 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge problems

Ventilation yep, good breathing going on. Two fans running on and off via a thermostat Leveling yep, its good. Ambient Temperature about 68 outside Air Leaks nothing to note Thermistor checked. 9300 ohms Cooling Unit ??? Don't know. Burner works. 120 element shows proper ohms. I think I have everything but actual info on cooling unit. Thinking this is the problem and from what I've seen, not an inexpensive item to replace.
mudmaker 08/24/17 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
Fridge problems

What is the telltale sign that a fridge loses its coolant? Working on a Dometic 2852 that goes through all functions, thermistor tests at 9300 ohms. Gas ignites. Fans come on. Was on electric when it was discovered it wasn't working. There is 120 to the board I believe. I'm thinking it lost the ammonia coolant. Are there any signs like a stain of some sort? Thanks
mudmaker 08/24/17 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Curt vs B&W

I have a 2017 F350 4x4 and pull a Jayco Pinnacle with a MORryde pin box. Curt says the problem is they are both set in rubber and they are fighting each other when hooking up. I am also getting some chucking too. To those that see I have just used it 4 times I have owned two other fifth wheels but had a Reese hitch and never had problems like this. The head of the B&W is set on rubber pads as well. My last camper I had a Morryde hitch too and never experienced any chucking.
mudmaker 08/24/17 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Costco vs Sams

We have the Costco business card for our location. Hate that they don't have diesel at the pumps. Probably the only location in the country where the indoor parking (yes that's right) is bigger than the store itself. Imo they should have reversed the two. Going there today actually although I never assume I'll find all the things I'm looking for. Think my Sams membership expired about a month ago. Not much further, (40 miles vs 25) but feel like I have to make special trip when going.
mudmaker 08/17/17 06:49am Around the Campfire
RE: New 5th wheel purchase. I think we have a lemon, need advice

I'm sorry you didn't find those things during the PDI. And if it were me and I somehow ended up with those issues. I would fix as many as I could myself. None of them seem to be anything more than fit and finish. And I would know that they were fixed right. My thoughts about RV ownership include fixing thing myself. Even under warranty. It makes the whole process of ownership more sustainable IMHO... Exactly. I fix a lot of things myself. Dealer had my camper for three weeks this spring to replace the fridge and run down a short. New fridge has the same issue as the other and I fixed the short inside of two hours after I got it back home. No sir, I don't like dropping it off to sit for weeks and then still having to do the work myself. An electrical part broke last weekend and by Monday at noon I had talked to the dealer, factory, and the manufacturer of the part. Got a new one shipped to me from the factory that I installed and ordered an extra from Amazon should it ever go bad again so I don't have to wait for someone to make a decision and send another. Never did call the dealer back after they insisted the part had its own serial number and the needed it. No sir, warranties to me are no better than the paper they are printed on. If you can't do some of it yourself then plan on increasing the initial investment of your rv for whatever you may find that your willing to pay someone else to do. My advice is be diligent about checking spots where problems have been known to occur. New or used pipes will leak and thing will fail to function. If it's built by humans it's gonna break.
mudmaker 07/30/17 10:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ramp/Patio steps needed

I have a set for mine as well. Hauled them around maybe two trips. Now they are tucked away in the shop. Haven't found a good reason to get them back out yet. Just something else to try and make space for in the garage when traveling.
mudmaker 06/28/17 06:38am Toy Haulers
RE: KZ Venom Toy Hauler

We have a 4114. From the story I was given probably the first. Not that that means anything. I like it for versatility and the living space is good. Almost the same floor plan as a 3911.(that's what we were shopping for originally) Had to return it a few times for warranty but I guess that's almost a normal thing these days. I've gone ahead and fixed some things myself and still plan on moving the pull handles inside. Defiantly doable although I was given a story from dealer and factory on why they put them where they did. Basically in long version it was laziness. Lipperts pad that controls everything is a nice gimmick, but I would still like to have switches for lights and HW, pump, etc. I told the factory rep to put in a light switch in the hallway so when entering in the dark you don't have to trip over whatever may be lurking in the dark left from the fur babies (scrunched up rug, shoes or chew toys) to find the pad, turn it on, scroll through the light category to fin the right light you need to step foot in the house. Basically the pad and solid mount screen are a pain imo. The KZ forum is sadly lacking of any factory backing and is usually quiet.
mudmaker 05/20/17 07:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Importance of extra 1/2 bath?

We opted for not having one. Livable floor space is limited as it is (went from 38' 5vr to 32' livable space and 13' garage) and we didn't want to give up any more with something for guests. They don't make the payment, they don't clean the tank.
mudmaker 05/13/17 07:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Northeast Iowa

Also, if you are south towards Anamosa, look up Teddy's Barn and Grille. It's in an actual barn. Very unique, and good food I'm told. Over in Savanna I'll. look into Poopys bar and grille. I know, the name is weird. And it is a biker bar but it's an upscale biker bar, a tourist attraction that has decent fare. (Just ate lunch there last Tuesday) They sell a lot of tshirts too. Side not, I did just read that a barge hit the bridge at Sabula/Savanna and it will be closed for a period of time so the piers can be inspected.
mudmaker 05/06/17 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast Iowa

In northeast Iowa, Breitbach's Country Dining is legendary: http://www.breitbachscountrydining.com Was just gonna say that.
mudmaker 05/06/17 06:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mounting Toilet Paper Holder

Also 2 sided 3M tape...comes in different strengths (rated by holding pounds). Home Depot, etc. Or a free standing TP dispenser...lots of different styles....here is one that even holds paper towels, others have an integrated waste basket.. http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/a2/a2c0ac36-c090-4e6a-9ef7-c9201903e5be_300.jpg I have a stand like this. The best idea thus far.
mudmaker 04/28/17 07:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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