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RE: Required signing waiver of responsibilty

I located the following information for the OP. It comes from the website https://www.murphyprachthauser.com/blog/camping-in-wisconsin-the-complete-guide New Rules in Wisconsin You Should Know Effective April 1, 2016, campground owners can only be held liable for injuries where the owner intentionally causes injury or acts in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, which are essentially criminal standards. An owner can also be held liable for failing to warn about a dangerous inconspicuous condition the owner knows about. However, a campground owner cannot be held liable for failing to make its property safe, and has no obligation to inspect or police the grounds for dangers that may exist. The bottom line from all of this is that private campground owners no longer have an incentive to inspect and make changes to their property, because they rarely will be held liable. The safer thing to do is use the public campgrounds, which are not motivated by profit and will not cut corners to make more money. Do you have questions? Let us know in the comments! I was just going to post something along these lines. I have never had to sign a waiver to camp at a private park. Sounds like they are covering their behind for hazards they may or may not know of. Easy fix for that uneven sidewalk they haven't fixed. I probably would still go as you probably won't find anything else at this point but I would pass on this place after this trip. Dan
Hammerboy 06/30/20 06:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

I remember as a kid camping in the state parks the rangers would keep a tight leash on quiet hours. They would walk the loops in the evening keeping things in check. We had them stop by our site before on more than one occasion mainly because we had one cousin with a loud voice and a louder laugh. Dan
Hammerboy 06/30/20 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hey Michigan people, title and registration question

Yes, was there last week registering a new utility trailer. Everything is by appointment only. Dan
Hammerboy 06/29/20 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deer jumps between truck and trailer

Shows how poorly built rvs are. If that were the front of a pickup it would be toast. Dan
Hammerboy 06/12/20 07:28am Towing
Fifth wheel hitch height trick

I know this is nothing exciting but its a little slow around here plus this is a handy trick for those of us who do not have the self leveling option with the hitch height memory. Anyway I keep a pair of these pull type (not ratchet) straps in the fifth wheel and when I unhitch I simply hang this on the pin box and pull the strap until it just touches the ground BEFORE I raise or lower for leveling. When we are ready to leave I simply rehang it back and raise or lower it until it just touches the ground again and we have the exact height where we unhitched. Again nothing exciting but a simple, quick and effective trick. Dan https://i.imgur.com/SKzYGwbl.jpg
Hammerboy 06/07/20 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need help fast regarding new 5th wheel hitch

I have the 18k Patriot slider and absolutely love it, almost idiot proof. Dan
Hammerboy 06/05/20 05:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone heard of harvest hosts (free camping database)

Lots of Youtube videos on Harvest Hosts, might be worth a watch. Dan
Hammerboy 05/28/20 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TorkLift Glow Step Resolution Install

"IF" I were to buy any aftermarket step it would be the Glow step!!! They contacted me and asked if I would test them. I was contacted also when these first came out...I wish I had taken their offer... but my trailer was new and didn't feel the need at the time. What do I have to do to get contacted? I would happily try them out...:B Not sure other than they follow forums and such. They contacted me and I did take advantage of their generous offer. They truly are a great company that builds great equipment. Dan
Hammerboy 05/18/20 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TorkLift Glow Step Resolution Install

We have them as well, love them. Solid steps that don't store inside. Dan
Hammerboy 05/15/20 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 ton sticker shock

I doubt there is a 1/2 ton Chevy out there that would cost $70k after incentives or rebates. If someone did pay that kind of money they have no negotiating skills. Dan
Hammerboy 05/05/20 06:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michigan state parks extend closures

Some of the top lawyers in the state have pointed to the flaw in her logic, and as a constitutional issue, her authority expired on 4/30. Legislature is preparing lawsuits to bring her in check. WRT to the virus, according to the official state records, ALL OTHER FORMS OF DEATH have substantially decreased. Even the official state records, as ridiculous as those are, don't even come close to matching the published CV death rates. There is no way that cancer, heart disease, strokes, etc, which are steady year in and year out have dropped up to 50% of prior levels this year. I don't buy the data as presented. I agree. It has been reported on the news of people dying from it as well as my brother in law knows of someone who has passed and did not have COVID. They are reporting some deaths as COVID deaths even when they haven't had it or verified it. Attorneys are involved from what I hear of the person my BIL knows i'm told. Dan
Hammerboy 05/01/20 07:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Michigan state parks extend closures

They extended state park camping closures until at least June 21 Sorry folks I know some of you will disagree and say that this good to shut everything down but this is getting ridicules. Might as well close them forever as something else might come along. You can easily social distance and not come in contact with anybody or park staff. Just dont get it. Close the restrooms and nature centers if you must but camping too? I feel 100 times more in danger at a Walmart than at a campground. I honestly don't get the logic they have for what can be open and what cannot around here. Dan
Hammerboy 04/29/20 07:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

And this is why I don't live in a association based development. DanYes that is fine. Lots of people are tired of the junk and poorly maintained houses of a development with no enforceable rules and would not live in a place without an association. To each their own. Just read the rules and be perfectly willing to follow them and even embrace them. Or embrace freedom for better or worse. I too would not want to live around everybody's junk either, fortunately we live in a nicer development where people for the most part take some pride in ownership. You can live in nice developments without having to live with a HOA. Lots of HOA's are great but we all hear about the ones that are dictatorships that often make the news. Dan
Hammerboy 04/18/20 07:06am General RVing Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

You signed the HOA agreement. You live by it's rules. While I normally would agree with this statement this is a time to bend the rules, there are a lot of exceptions out there being made right now because of the virus and this should be no different. Dan
Hammerboy 04/17/20 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

And this is why I don't live in a association based development. Dan
Hammerboy 04/17/20 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Fireplace removal and repurposing space

I never realized how much we use our fireplace until we had one. Our fireplace is pretty shallow as in maybe 8 inches without much space behind it. So for us it wouldn't be worth removing it even if we wanted to. Dan
Hammerboy 04/08/20 05:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: West Michigan to Fort Wilderness review

I live on the south side of Nashville and have driven that route with both a TT and a MH many times. It’s an easy route and nearly all 4 lane divided. Plenty of services along the route and some good campgrounds along 231 between Montgomery and Dothan if you need one. I can get to central Florida about an hour quicker going through Atlanta IF the traffic cooperates. But the Alabama route is usually less stressful IMO. Thanks Dave, this is what I was thinking and hoping for in this route. Dan
Hammerboy 04/05/20 06:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Laundromats are closed!!

Yea, I don't understand the whole essential business rational. Unfortunately a lot of businesses are trying their best to declare themselves as essential - some of them are quite a stretch too. If we want to nip this thing we need to get serious about it and close a lot more businesses. I can work on a job site in construction literally by myself but I cannot. But yet drive through windows and take outs are deemed essential - learn to cook or pack a lunch, the person in the drive through window sees hundreds of people a day by the looks of it. The big box home improvement chains I believe are abusing it as well, 95% of what is being sold isn't essential either. I feel bad for the smaller businesses that are forced to close such as greenhouses while big boxes are making a killing. We have a big box home improvement chain that has been contacted by the states attorney general twice in regards to louring people in with sales ads as well as price gouging - I have since taken my business elsewhere. Sorry if I took that one a little of topic. Dan
Hammerboy 04/05/20 06:43am General RVing Issues
RE: West Michigan to Fort Wilderness review

Surprised they are taking you down I-65 all the way. I would cut over to I-75 around Lexington. Atlanta is not as bad as people say. Drive straight through. If you want to avoid traffic plan on hitting downtown before 6AM or after 8AM. This basic route is the way my wife's Aunt and Uncle take when they winter in Florida, I'll have to ask them as well next time I see them. I've driven through Atlanta many times but if I can find an alternate I'd rather not go through Atlanta with the fifth wheel. It's only about an hour longer and a change of scenery is welcome. I just don't know the finer details of this route or what road conditions are. Just looking for some tips from those who know these roads better or perhaps another route that avoids Atlanta. Dan
Hammerboy 04/03/20 06:40pm Roads and Routes
West Michigan to Fort Wilderness review

Although our reservations at the Fort isn't until next February, with all this free time on my hands it is nice to be able to take our minds off things and do a little planning. This is the type of stuff I really enjoy, planning routes and stops along the way. We have driven by car to Disney many times and have always driven through downtown Atlanta. This Google map link below shows the basic route I am thinking going thru Alabama thus avoiding Atlanta altogether. If anybody wants they can drag the route around a bit as I don't know the local conditions of roads as many of you may. I know once I get near Disney there is a quicker way but we wanted to be able to drive under the Disney Welcome sign (yes we are Disney nerds.) Once I get the basic route figured out then I can have fun with identify all the gas, overnight, rest stops etc. Google Map Route Thanks in advance Dan
Hammerboy 04/03/20 08:20am Roads and Routes
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