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RE: Slides out / level

We appreciate and patronize businesses with space and policy to allow us an overnight or more on a journey when camps are well out provider. of the way or non existant in the area. We then donate an appropriate amount to the local charities If you are of the ilk to mostly look for free camping, the day will come wnen your wish for freedom and frugality is lost
SDcampowneroperator 06/26/19 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Benefits of registration in SD

To register for a new resident SD it does require you to be physically present, have proof, a reciept, from a lodging establishment for a recent overnight stay. You could fly in rent a room even if you did not stay the night and qualify.
SDcampowneroperator 06/26/19 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstine around July 4

https://southdakotacampgroundownersassociation.org sdcoa is partnered with State Parks. Find , reserve through this link.
SDcampowneroperator 06/26/19 06:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills in October

If you can, come a few days earlier to catch the Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park , as well as the arts fesival and auction in Custer City. Dont let fall weather dismay you, historically its T shirt days , jacket nights. But crazy stuff happens. Be prepared.
SDcampowneroperator 06/18/19 09:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV-Dump parking sloping the wrong way

NFPA 1194 is a guideline for design and construction. It does not address other issues such as storm water, splillage as those issues are the authority of the local AHJ. in my experience and how we built our station is the space the camper is on is level, no curb, but the concrete dump basin is an inch or so higher than camper space, so no excessive storm water can drain into the dump basin. If a spill should happen outside the basin, its channeled to storm drain.
SDcampowneroperator 06/14/19 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Two aussies

Yes. visitors from other nation states can purchase, register, vehicles in the USA. Your Australian drivers license is valid for a visit.. you are welcome, your citizenship in Australia is welcome in all of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. Visit consulates and embassies for clearance.
SDcampowneroperator 06/13/19 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A automatic leveling never works!

Auto level systems do get out of calibration. Use your manual override, put down each jack until you feel it barely touch ground, then level with your right -left setting forside to side, Then to your front-rear setting to level front to back. Dont trust the auto bubble, check with a carpenters level or better yet a frying pan with a little bit of water, its a 4 way level. Move it to several places in the rig, you will be surprised, average what you see. Then if you can recalibrate the system.
SDcampowneroperator 06/07/19 06:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Attaching screws to aluminum floor joists

electrolitic corrosion happens between dissimmilar metals. Maybe use aluminum pop rivets instead?
SDcampowneroperator 06/05/19 07:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Sticker price vs MSRP on trucks

Sticker price is normally the one used to show you inflated value for your trade in. Cash sale of a new vehicle runs 20-35% less than sticker, value of your trade in much less. The kicker is that they want you to believe they are giving you top price for your trade in, when in reality they are giving you bottom dollar. Research values, sell private, buy discounted. Keep the dealers income for yourself.
SDcampowneroperator 05/21/19 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rent a tow dolly?

We see it all . You must choose for your style and towed vehicle. 4 down on tow bar is what we see most..
SDcampowneroperator 05/16/19 10:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Warrantiy claim denied

A stuck shut thermostat would immediately give you high temp. reading as well as high enough pressure back through the supply to waterpump hose which your radiator cap would vent into the coolant recovery bottle. As well, your OBD 1 engine diagnostics - codes readable on every vehicle since 1994, would show any issue with temp. Actual testing - not by some computer - Radiators are protected by the 12-15 PSI cap which vents high pressure to overflow bottle. Cold pressure testing of the coolant system will prove the cap venting, hot water test of engine temp sensor will prove it. Just take the dang thing out of the engine block and put it in heated water with a candy thermometer and read the the ohms. Simple test, just stike the thermostat into hot water, see if it opens when the water is heated to near boiling. Suspect the mechanics are at odds with the warranty co. They have experience of non payment from extended warranties and dont get paid for extensive diagnostics. Max
SDcampowneroperator 05/08/19 07:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Motorcycle Lift on Rear Rad

We have seen many, side and rear radiator. never had a guest tell us of any problems. The vorticie behind the coach is plenty to overcome any slight reduction of cargo. One guest had a neat solution to keep his 800# H/D FLHTCU clean, he made steel hoops that fit into sockets on the lift, then a vinyl zippered cover with a 8" 'hose' that went to an air scoop on the roof. The scoop and hose sent clean air down around the bike. Coach was rain & road dirty, bike was spotless.
SDcampowneroperator 04/13/19 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crimp connections

Our golf carts used to have lots of shorted out cable and battery cables and connections . they run in all kinds of weather wet dirty and snowy We learned to make all our own cables with generous amounts of dielectric grease in the crimps and the posts. Lots of grease! A nickles prevention is worth a pound of cure.
SDcampowneroperator 04/02/19 09:42pm Tech Issues
RE: torque for shank bolts

asme spec. 250 lb./ft for 3/4" nc gr. 5 dry bolt in that application. Torque is not an issue as much as shear load because the bolt is not so much a connection as it is subjected to side shear load. Lubes reduce torque spec. depending on type. Machine oil to moly paste, makes a big difference. Moly can reduce torque by 50 %
SDcampowneroperator 04/02/19 09:29pm Towing
RE: 6 Point Self-Leveling Systems

Yes somewhat Yes should you? Yes a little better. Downside? yes they can leak off Get out of calibration. Add weight and compexity. And $$$
SDcampowneroperator 03/21/19 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Satellite TV is Dead, Direct TV just lost 267,000 customers

In our park there are no OTA TV channels. We cant get wifi bandwith yet to allow streaming YET. we have the wifi infrastructure in place, just waiting on our IP to lay fiber into the camp Promised this year. Our CATV through Dish is $600/ mo for 24 basic channels and we do all service and own the equipment! When our ip brings in fiber to give us 2 gigs instead of the 50 mbps currently, we will be able to allow streaming at half the cost of CATV and we wont have the cost of those 24 dish recievers , modulators, combiners boosters eating up power as well as the troubles with guests who cant get the signal because they dont know where their antenna booster is to turn it off. When we can get the bandwidth to allow wifi streaming, the catv is gone. So long sat. tv.
SDcampowneroperator 03/17/19 08:46pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Parks charging for water use?

EPA rules governing non community water systems ( look up EPAs. RGWR. Revised ground water rules) were forced on the states to implement 3 years ago. as a result monthly testing for sanitation, annual for metals, nitrates/its, and other contaminates are good for the public health and quality, however add substantial cost and time to the water system manager. Should a water sample test above levels, or positive for contaminates remedy is even more costly. If a rural camp has always had good water with only periodic well chlorination then experiences a flood or excessive rainfall which contaminates the next sample, even though its a moment event , then RGWR requires that water system to install continuous treatment. $$$$ quality potable water cost has gone up. Small systems bear the highest cost especially if they are forced to install continuous treatment or God forbid, a no drinking water order while they conform to the new regulations. Individual site water metering is a difficult proposition. Likely only warm winter camps could justify cost, as in colder locations meters would have to placed deep underground or heated. Ala Carte will become the normal for monthlys and seasonal. Site. Power. Water. Wifi basic or streaming. Pay for what you use. Its only right, and fair to savers and to wasters.
SDcampowneroperator 03/08/19 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel pin box bike rack

PM me for pics and video of my pin box rack. Nitrogen strut lift, one hand pull down to lift bikes off. 4 1" sq. tube arms hold the bikes level from ground level to above truck cab. Bikes from 20" to 700mm carried by the wheels, not frame.
SDcampowneroperator 03/06/19 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low Heat Output

A duct that fell off? Get a IR heat gun, check temps at exhaust, floor vents, in basement. Compare to yours.
SDcampowneroperator 03/04/19 06:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Computer shuts off

Are you using camp wifi? Ive seen some that do a timed kick off to restrict usage. Are you able to log back on?
SDcampowneroperator 02/28/19 05:15pm Technology Corner
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