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RE: *NO* Labor Day Horror stories!

Relived "youthful" memories while camping with my brother and SIL, my 83-yr. old dad, and DW. Returned to the same CG where we all camped 15-16 years ago while attending a family reunion on Labor Day. CG sponsored a bingo tournament, a "duck race", and a DJ dance with door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Being "semi-retired", my DW and I could plan our travel times, with Dad as our guest, to avoid the nasty traffic problems Friday evening and Monday. CG was full, but we were in a relatively quiet area, neighbors and kids were very friendly. Considering Dad's age, and the fact that he's the only surviving parent/grandparent in any of our families, this weekend was all about spending some of this precious time we have remaining with him. Three nights of campfires, smores, dominoes, and visiting relatives ... he couldn't stop reliving how great the memories had always been, and what a great weekend this was. Here's a toast to holiday weekend memories, past, present, and hopefully, future!!!
wilcamp 09/07/14 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Labor Day and what are your plans?

Family reunion in Elderton,PA, two adjacent sites at Wheel-In CG. My 83-year old dad, Brother & SIL, DW & me in our two TT's... We used to do this every year when our kids were still in grade school, campfires, Rubber Ducky races, and catching crawdads in the creek. Now three of the four are married, with their own lives, college classes, and work schedules, unable to attend. Don't know how many more years we'll be able to enjoy having our dad with us, he's the last surviving parent in any of our families. Because of that, we plan to take advantage of each of these precious moments, don't really care how crowded the CG is.
wilcamp 08/28/14 11:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Using a Front Mounted Hitch to Park Trailor?

The biggest issue with a front hitch for a TT as compared to a boat is you will not be able to see around it and you won't have any mirrors to help. My concern, exactly...I've never considered trying it, but how can you possibly see where you're going while pushing from the front hitch set-up? Seems to me the 11+ foot wall of the camper would be all you could see through the windshield. I've heard of and seen loaded hay-wagons being placed in a barn while pushed from the front of a tractor. This one has me wondering...:h
wilcamp 08/27/14 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Our First "Camping Neighbor From He!!" Story

A woman in daisy duke shorts and fish net stockings and 5 inch heels... And you left???:@ :BHe left out the part about her being 200 pounds, :p Eeeeeeewwww... that's nasty. You are a dream killer. Didn't we see her posing at the check-out in a recent WalMart Photo blog?
wilcamp 08/17/14 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Skunk died on our campsite...

The Dawn liquid dishwashing soap breaks down the oily substance of the spray. The "safe" reaction of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda chemically neutralize the odor. I've read that this "recipe" was developed by a chemist. Stars101, a previous poster/responder said it had been tested and proven effective by a group of college students. We can vouch for the positive results when used after our Alaskan huskey was sprayed a few years ago. Some also recommend a final rinse of heavily diluted vinegar, but as our son said, she then smelled like an Easter egg coloring party.
wilcamp 08/05/14 09:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Another negative recommendation of an RV Park

We also have been to Whispering Pines. First visit with my parents in their TT, my DW, 2 sons, and I in our PuP, and brother, SIL, and two nephews visiting (Grandpa paid the fees). Another visit was an overnighter to break up our trip home from Chincoteague...didn't even unhook...no pets, no visitors, no issues. Thought this would be our go-to CG to visit brother's family, and as a mid-point for trips to Chincoteage/Assoteague. The next year, we called for reservations before leaving home, and were GRILLED about the breeds of the two dogs we were bringing with us. Our dogs are mixed breeds, and in our humble opinion calm and pleasant. They wanted to know what the breed mix was. We were told that if the larger dog, what we consider a huskey-mix, looked at all like a German Shepherd we would not be permitted to stay, due to their "dangerous breed" exclusion policy. My response was that if our vet couldn't tell for sure, how could one of their high school/college student employees at check-in have the supreme knowledge, or right, to label her as a "dangerous" dog, based only on visual inspection? Why should we risk the reservation deposit, only to possibly turned away at the gate, leaving us with no overnight accommodations? This happened about 4-5 years ago, Whispering Pines have been on our boycot list since, and was given an unfavorable report on rvparkreviews.com. When I informed them that we would never again consider giving them our business, I got a similar "Oh well" response. My brother later explained to me that the management was rumored to be catering to the seasonal campers, and knew they had something of a monopoly in being one of the few CGs located so close the I-70 interstate exits and the Baltimore area. Evidently they really don't care about individual boycots from those who are offended by their policies.
wilcamp 07/30/14 12:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hocking Hills in November

We've stayed at Top 'O the Caves CG. Enjoyed it.
wilcamp 07/27/14 09:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Archeology of a campground

. . . forgotten water pressure regulators . . . . . empty 1# LP bottles . . .
wilcamp 07/22/14 02:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Jayco Whitehawk ultra lite 24 ft

We're in our first year of use on a White Hawk 27DSRB. Shaking was very much a problem for us, too. Previous TT was a JayFlight 24RKS, cured the shakes with Eliminator Strut Stabilizers. Just installed same Strut Stabilizers on the White Hawk, with satisfactory results again. To make it even sweeter, the Eliminator Strut Stabilizers are now on an Internet-only special at Camping World.com!!! The Eliminator Strut Stabilizer System - Set of 6 Struts Catalog Item # 35782 This Item is In-Stock and Ready to Ship Internet-Only Special Internet SALE $249.99 SAVE $150.00 Reg $399.99 FREIGHT : Add $40.00 - See more at: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/the-eliminator-strut-stabilizer-system-set-of-6-struts/35782#sthash.zyf0wEl7.dpuf I don't think the X-chocks will work on the White Hawk, due to the widespread axle placement.
wilcamp 07/22/14 12:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full Hookups in Fayetteville, WV area

http://www.rifrafters.com/rv-camping.html X2 We've stayed here several times since our first trip for the annual Bridge Day Festival in October of 2003. . . only missed a couple years.
wilcamp 07/02/14 09:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: .

Why all the confusion??? The OP obviously got right to the point . . .
wilcamp 06/14/14 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Noah"s Arc

Takes a very small net, but what to use for bait?
wilcamp 04/14/14 09:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: extension ladder to get to roof? How to protect roof edge?

I use foam "Noodles", too. I cut to length at about 12", then split lengthwise to slip them over the edge of the ladder that would be in contact with the edge of the trailer roof.
wilcamp 04/14/14 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2 problems 1st time out. Please help.

IMHO, the X-chock stabilizes only the wheel and axle components, while some movement might occur fore and aft to the jacks. Some newer "ultra-light" units are spreading the axles further apart, making the X-chock impossible to use. I recommend highly the Eliminator Strut Stabilizer System. These are engineered to stabilize the jacks to the frame, with the simple physics of cross-bracing at the corners. As the name implies, it seems to eliminate all the shaking/wobbling while set up in camp. We used, with great success, a set on our previous Jay Flight, and have a new set waiting to be installed on our new Jayco White Hawk It is available through Camping World, Catalog Item # 35782, Internet SALE $359.99 SAVE $40.00 Reg $399.99 FREIGHT : Add $40.00 - See more at: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/the-eliminator-strut-stabilizer-system-set-of-6-struts/35782#sthash.cjC6rpCU.dpuf I was interested in a set of these but I thought I read that the strut stabilizers could not be used with electric stab-jacks. Are these a different product or have you found that they work fine with power stabilizers?... or, do you have crank-down stabilizers? Mine are the crank-down jacks, although I do use an 18V battery-powered drill. You must loosen the T-screw mechanism before lowering or raising the jacks, I wonder why you couldn't use these with the electric stab-jacks? Customer service was very helpful when I called regarding my first set, I'm sure they could address your concerns.
wilcamp 04/08/14 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Noah"s Arc

No one else gonna ask why he didn't try "fly" fishing???
wilcamp 04/06/14 09:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: A reminder for those who sanitize the water system.

but its harder to get the bleach odor out. Refill the tank and add a half cup of baking soda and pump through the system. Let it sit a couple of hours and then drain and fill. The bleach odor is gone! Yupp, baking soda works for us, too. . . been doing this for 14 years and 3 TTs.
wilcamp 04/06/14 08:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sanitize freshwater

After the bleach sanitizing, I flush with a full tank of fresh water, then refill the fresh water holding tank with 1 cup of baking soda mixed in, then flush again. This removes all trace of the bleach taste.
wilcamp 04/06/14 08:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2 problems 1st time out. Please help.

IMHO, the X-chock stabilizes only the wheel and axle components, while some movement might occur fore and aft to the jacks. Some newer "ultra-light" units are spreading the axles further apart, making the X-chock impossible to use. I recommend highly the Eliminator Strut Stabilizer System. These are engineered to stabilize the jacks to the frame, with the simple physics of cross-bracing at the corners. As the name implies, it seems to eliminate all the shaking/wobbling while set up in camp. We used, with great success, a set on our previous Jay Flight, and have a new set waiting to be installed on our new Jayco White Hawk It is available through Camping World, Catalog Item # 35782, Internet SALE $359.99 SAVE $40.00 Reg $399.99 FREIGHT : Add $40.00 - See more at: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/the-eliminator-strut-stabilizer-system-set-of-6-struts/35782#sthash.cjC6rpCU.dpuf
wilcamp 04/06/14 07:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disabled Travel Trailer on a Flatbed?

Our Jay Flight was T-boned by a car last October, bent both axles and tore tires off the rims on the off side. Since TT was obviously going to be totaled, and couldn't be towed, no choice but to watch it winched forward onto the tilted flat-bed. Everything inside the TT fell to the rear between the loading and unloading at the salvage yard. What a mess! TT clearance was 11'3", trailer bed another 3-4'. Tow-driver was familiar with the area and knew he would have to take exit/entrance ramps to by-pass 3 of the 4 overpasses on the route. I hope the flat-bed isn't your only option.
wilcamp 04/01/14 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Twins::::::

Does that mean it's Juan Moore Beer in a long, frosted mug?:h
wilcamp 02/26/14 08:08pm Around the Campfire
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