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RE: Interesting dog names

My mom bred and raised Boston Terriers. When the buyers were choosing the puppys call name she always advised them to choose a name with 2 syllables with. 2 hard consonants. Trainers often, especially for service dogs, use foreign language or nonsense command words so that for instance for a salvage car junk yard 'good dog ' meant bite me after sundown. Qonsequentjy, all our companion pets have distinct common call names common to nick names for people. Our companion dogs are trained with a nonsense word to not approach someone or their pet. No is understood by almost all , is Noplayjiggy ours know it.
SDcampowneroperator 07/30/21 06:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New truck pricing

We ordered a 2021 chevy k3500 lt 1 crew cab duramax 8' bed with a (2k) option of B & W companion Took delivery june ,:9 so 2/1/2 mo. order to delivery. Sold our '07 classic lbz diesel with 190000 mi. privately in 2 weeks for $18600 which we bought for $38000 So cost of ownership over 15 years was under $1500/ yr. Discount off msrp wasnt much,, 10% or so.
SDcampowneroperator 07/24/21 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heated hose

Leaving any hose hooked up when freezing temperatures are expected isn’t a wise idea. Fill the tank and use the pump. X2!
SDcampowneroperator 07/18/21 06:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Behind a 3/4t shortbed. Keeps the pin weight light so he doesnt need air bags . Trailer suspension wont take that very long. Thats an extra ton or more on the trailer axles.
SDcampowneroperator 07/15/21 09:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many can they get in that camper?

4 bicycles looks like 2 with child carriers. That family is close and on the move!
SDcampowneroperator 07/06/21 09:47pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Bad lands area

Wall Drug is touristy at first glance. The experienced and knowledgeble see so much more, there are original artworks by Frederic Remington, Charley Russell, Photos by John C Fremont, above eye level. A 5 cent cup of coffee and a walk about if you look up above the trinkets makes Wall Drug well worthwhile.
SDcampowneroperator 07/06/21 09:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Peeling Decals. What to do.

I know who can get you much better quality replacement graphics A Forum member
SDcampowneroperator 07/01/21 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad lands area

A whirlwind schedule. Drive through of Badlands, Devils Tower, Blue Bell, Custer SP, then Spearfish appears more like a bucket list to be emptied rather fthan fulfilled. The ratings given are skewed to each persons interest and knowledge. Note how some rate Mt. Rushmore against Crazy Horse. The geography, history of aboriginal peoples to today and the region are intertwined, spend time in the visitor centers.
SDcampowneroperator 07/01/21 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: So long and happy travels

To you as well. Lifes travels are not defined by the mode but by the instinct.
SDcampowneroperator 06/28/21 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Manners Matter

Buy it where you burn it. Split fine so it doesnt make smoke Dont put trash in the firering.
SDcampowneroperator 06/24/21 07:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: fuel additives

Some Howes when weather, to dispell water, improve lubricity, lower gel point, add cetane. Best tip is one Ive used is always from my pipeline construction master mechanic backed up by local diesel mechanics , and my experience of owning 4 chevy diesels since 1986. just took delivery of my 5th a 2021 3500 silverado. When I change the fuel filter, I fill it with SEA FOAM. In over a million miles I have never had injector issues. Amongst our area loggers and construction operators, where machinery may sit for months between use Power Service is the go to for emergency , Howes diesel treat the gasoline equivalent to fuel stabilizer.
SDcampowneroperator 06/23/21 10:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bike rack

put them inthe truck or get a rack to carry them on the front , over the propane bottles.
SDcampowneroperator 06/23/21 09:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Check in/out timing...

Many of you do not know the half of it. When we owned our park in a very touristy high demand short seasonal area, to make a go of it we had to book sites as near to 100% as we could. Theres no weekend busy weekday empty crowd away from the cities. In high season a wednesday is the same as a saturday. It sometimes meant guests would have to move from one site to another during their stay. which they agreed to and accepted. there was the issue, as the rightful occupant was entitled to stay until check out time, while the mover had to wait KNOWING that the site may not be open until after check out time. The situation snowballed because one could not move until the other had vacated, others are lining up in the drive to check in and our staff was scurrying to mow and prep the sites. Wheres the blame?
SDcampowneroperator 06/18/21 10:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: I-95 rest area parking for RV

Some LEOs get over zealous. May 1/ 21 we stopped to overnight at a very long wide historic marker turnout on Ne. 61 18 mi. s of Ogallala, Ne. No signage otherwise . At sundown a Ne. sherriff deputy knocked, told us no overnighting, go to the Lake McConaughey state park. Officer, we cant, we are double towing, must have a 70' pull thru, And weve had our wine and a nightcap, so no driving tonight. He then asked for ID, about firearms, ( none, but did show him our SD concealed carry permits) and a great deal more, none of which under our rights he had any right to ask, however under the circumstances we complied to diffuse the situation. He admitted he had no law to make us leave. When we pointed out the 3 garbage bage of trash we cleaned up there his whole attitude changed, he radioed to dispatch situation resolved. Check the laws before you go.
SDcampowneroperator 06/06/21 07:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Altitude and appiances.

We had the opposite problem, our appliances worked fine at 5600', at sea level the suburban furnace would ' blow out' on lighting. It was a too much air issue which would not let the flame settle on the burner. When the flame did catch, it was loud like a roar, not a hum. So a piece of electrical tape to restrict the fan intake settled and quieted the flame. Water heaters are often affected by altitude or fuel , thats why they have an adjustable air slide . You can use how they burn as an indicator of other issues that may affect your other appliances. Fuel is more of an issue than most realize, LPG is not always pure propane, it often has a butane mix, that lowers its evaporation point, which is tied to temperature. So if you are at high ( or any ) elevation on a chilly night. its possible not enough vapor could boiloff to meet demand if there is butane mix or if the propane bottle is low.
SDcampowneroperator 06/02/21 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mobile RV repair in the Phoenix/Mesa area

Jims rv service. 605-673-1955 Tell him Max from Custer referred him .
SDcampowneroperator 06/01/21 10:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Axle upgrade questions

Our Carriage 5er was built with 7 k dexter axles with 12" x2" brakes, E range tires. Braking was poor, tire wear terrible. Springs and morryde equalizers ok. Swapped the axles after 2 years for 8k dexters with 12/1/4" x 3 3/8 drums with forward self adjusting brakes , tires to. G range china Long March, run at 90 psi 10 years since, 40k miles. tire wear was good, braking much better. At 10 years old, last year we replaced them with another recommended china G rated tire. Samson. Hieavy load high pressure rated tires run at lighter load with pressure lower than rating seems like the answer for us. The 7k axles and Duro E tires I used to build a dump bed, Those OEM Duro E tires all failed on the dump bed trailer with cord separation within 3 years Upgrading the axles and tires was the right thing to do for us.
SDcampowneroperator 06/01/21 09:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: boondocking near the border

A dozen years ago or so we went south for fun into the desert in our pickup west of Casa Grande , partway to Gila Bend. about 8 miles south we came to a fence and an abandoned ranch house. we turned around and about 4 miles back as we came over a rise to a wash, 2 Border Patrol officers had us intheir M14 gunsights. Questions they asked, advice they gave. What are you diong here - Uh a drive rock hounding and looking for dead saguaros for their ribs. Did you see anyone or any thing - Uh, no, Are you armed? - uh no, Why should we be? Because that femce is the border of the Tohono res. where we have no jurusdiction. Illegals cross the 100 yard border into the res and the natives help them . and within into 12 miles of Tucson Officer, we ask, How does that concern us? They would not hesitate to kill you to get rid of a witness. Federal officers advised us to be armed and alert when around the border. I had never before thought of or liked being armed When a Federal officer of the law advises you to be armed in defense of your life in our nation I take that as a call to arms, as it was long ago when militia were the defense .
SDcampowneroperator 05/30/21 09:10pm General RVing Issues

Frameless are easy to clean , attractive, dont open much. Road debris has broken 3 of ours, in over 50k miles. tempered glass cant take a hit on the exposed edge. Fixing at a local shop was much cheaper than a replacement from Heil. Ordered glass from a shop, replaced it our selves. small job. We like them.
SDcampowneroperator 05/29/21 05:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

We have had an in bed auxiliary tank in our 8' bed trucks for over 35 years. Never have I connected the tank to the truck always used with a transfer pump. , as we also switched fuel according to season. When RVing, on a long or snowbirding trip, Diesel gives long range(1100 mi. +) and the ability to fuel when and where we chose. In our business season when we could not travel much I switched to gasoline to fuel mowers, gas SxS, gennys and such. For us it is financially worthwhile as I have welded every tank and can commonly save $. 20-50/ gal fuelling . A meter and water block filter on the pump solved use and condensation issues.
SDcampowneroperator 05/27/21 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
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