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RE: getting trapped inside a park

I love it when you get to a campground/park and the host/attendent says "you should be able to make it"....... Happened to us a few times, a couple of times we ended up using reverse. :B Thank God I'm comfortable backing up the rig, for some it's a rather daunting task! When making reservations our first question is "we have a 38' fifth wheel, can your place accommodate our size RV?" Dan
dapperdan 02/21/20 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out creep

These guys are SPOT ON!! You have a leak going on somewhere in your system. This happened to us on our old Montana, the bedroom slide would "work" it's way out in transit just a little. When I figured out I had a leak, started searching around and, for me it turned out to be easy. The fitting on the bedroom slide ram was a "tad" loose. All I had to do was tighten the fitting and didn't have any more issues with it while we owned it. Dan
dapperdan 02/07/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Metropolis IL

We were just there last February and throughly enjoyed our visit! Parking with an RV could be challenging but if you're willing to walk a little you "may" be able to park on one of the side streets around the corner where you won't need to angle park. A lot is going to depend on what time of day and just how busy downtown Metroplolis is. While we were there, there was PLENTY of close parking (for an RV) BUT you're talking about fourth of July week and that's going to make things harder. You might give the chamber of commerce a call and see if you can get info from those people. While there check out "Yesterday's Home Cookin" diner. It's a cute diner we found and had LOTS of locals there for lunch the day we were in there. The food was really good and the prices VERY reasonable! Good luck and enjoy Superman!!! :B Dan
dapperdan 01/01/20 08:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Visiting Family in Memphis, need safe rv park

We've stayed at EZ Daze three times in the last few years. ALWAYS felt safe, very well run park, nice and clean and we would defiantly stay there agin if in the area! :B Dan
dapperdan 12/26/19 08:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Getting cold {er} in southern Arizona...

This was Chandler last Monday afternoon, a thunderstorm moved through and dropped a BUNCH of hail! :E https://i.imgur.com/fygM8hbl.jpg It was actually pretty nice the rest of the week, we were only there for a week. Looked like Wisconsin tho!!! :B Dan
dapperdan 12/17/19 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auto leveling airbag system??? How important is this?

I have the factory (rear) air suspension on our 2015 RAM. The air suspension "seeks" it's own level whatever the load is you put on the rear axel! I had Firestone air bags on our old '06 RAM just for leveling the ruck with the fiver on. Now the 2015 levels itself each and every time I add weight to the box. My truck ALWAYS sits level, load or NO load! Our rear air has worked flawlessly since new! I love it! Dan
dapperdan 12/01/19 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Graceland RV Park & Campground

I know you were looking for people that stayed at Graceland park, we did not but I checked them out while visiting Graceland last spring. It's a very well run RV park and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there. We were staying in South Haven (at the time) and didn't know about the RV at Graceland! Dan
dapperdan 11/28/19 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Kinda like "The Mule", Leo Sharp in Clint Eastwood's movie. Just not as "big-time". :B Dan
dapperdan 11/19/19 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

Only one is going to go empty at a time. When Indicator goes from GREEN to RED.....swap indicator lever to other cylinder Then remove the empty one and go get it refilled. TWO 30# cylinders (14 gallons) will last a long time FTng we went 6 weeks on ONE 30# Pressure inside cyliders doesn't change a lot until almost empty Overthinking the issue. We've been using this method for 10 years now, works GREAT for us! One tank valve open, one closed. When tank "A" is empty switch to tank "B" and when it's convienent, get tank "A" refilled. Old Biscuit is spot on!! 30# tank will last a good long time unless you're running the "h" out of your furnace! :B Dan
dapperdan 11/11/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-94 through Chicago

We live in SE WI and do the drive all the time. We have also towed through Atlanta a handful of times and IMHO, Atlanta doesnt hold a candle to the hassle of driving I94 through Chicago. Winding and narrow lanes, on-ramps on both sides, crazy drivers, etc... The 294 bypass really doesn't change the drive at all if you use an iPass. If you have time, I'd sign up for and iPass and have it sent as it will help you in Indiana as well. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Great advice!! We too travel through Chicago every now and then, timing is EVERYTHING! From Milwaukee we head through Chicago on I-294 starting at 8:30 am - 9:00 am. We've NEVER had traffic trouble using 294 at that hour but beware, we're going south and the north-bound side south of O'Hare is crazy busy at that hour! From the south I'd try going a little later in the morning IF using I-294. We use the I-Pass, time AND money saver! We had to leave our trailer in Indiana three years ago for warranty work, I decided to take I-94 up through town (Chicago) around noon. NEVER again will I drive up the "freeway" (I-94)! It took us and extra hour to get through Chicago that trip. Dan
dapperdan 09/23/19 07:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mama Gerties

Here's pictures from our site when we were there April of 2018. https://i.imgur.com/oD0lsTol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6wNnnWZl.jpg Loved the views! Dan
dapperdan 08/07/19 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mama Gerties

We stayed at Mama Gerties April of 2018. We had a site at the top and it was awesome, the lower sites did look a bit close together and obviously didn't have the views we had. IMHO our site was worth the extra $$$, we enjoyed our stay there. Would we stay there again? In a New York minute IF we could book a site at the top again! Good luck with your decision. Dan
dapperdan 08/07/19 07:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lippert Hydraulic Leveling System

There's NO straightening those rams! They're "junk" now. Your friend is going to have to order new jacks from his local RV dealer or from Lippert directly and get them installed. Your friend has just learned an expensive lesson the hard way unfortunately. :S Dan
dapperdan 07/25/19 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: US 20 From Waterloo IA to Sioux City IA

Unless they added some bridges in the last few years..... We took 20 from Dubuque Iowa all the way to Wyoming with NO troubles with our 13' (high) plus fifth wheel. VERY relaxing drive, lots of places to stop and get fuel, poty stops and of course food. :B There's a city park in O Neil Nebraska you can stay in for free, (they accept donations) electric and water with a dump station. That was a memorable trip, traveling the back roads is just a better, low stress way to see the country! Dan
dapperdan 07/05/19 06:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Redwood National Park question

We stayed at ancient Redwoods a few years ago, although cell service wasn't the greatest the location can't be beat IMHO. We found the owners/staff to be very friendly and helpful. The WIFI while we were there was "spotty" as well but for us that wasn't a deal breaker! We would DEFINATELY stay there again! Dan
dapperdan 07/05/19 05:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP

We did going to the sun road BOTH ways a number of years ago, did the Red Bus too. We did that drive on our Glodwing. The Red Bus affords you (the driver) the luxury of actually "seeing" the sights however. :B It's an extremely beautiful route! Dan
dapperdan 06/24/19 03:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Wide Open West - an Example

wows, this was the price for Diesel at Coldfoot Camp March of 2013. We were there for Aurora photography and sight seeing. Up there you CAN'T argue........ the price is the price! :B https://i.imgur.com/2qhr9fll.jpg It gets REALLY dark up there, perfect for time-exposures! https://i.imgur.com/to08w2Nl.jpg Dan
dapperdan 06/13/19 07:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Residential Fridges

We've been using our residential fridge in our 5th wheel for 5 years now. NEVER had a problem keeping the temps at 38° and 0°. It cools down much faster than the propane models we've had in the past. We would NEVER go back to propane! Our Suites is equipped with a 1,000 watt inverter and two 6 volt batteries, keeps the fridge running for at least a day (24 hours) without being connected to shore power or to the truck. Dan
dapperdan 06/08/19 08:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Florida to Arizona best route?

Hwy 98 is a mess not because of the storm but further west in the panhandle it is choked with traffic. From east of Destin to Pensacola. And that is why I won't be driving that way...heh. I think, but am not certain I was OP on this thread. You can get a route from Google or Mapquest but you don't get local knowledge. I'll vouch for that. We've stayed in Navarre the last couple of years in early spring and 98 can be "quite challenging"! Traffic on 98 can be worse than traveling through Chicago IMHO. :B Dan
dapperdan 06/06/19 09:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Weird thunking sound when charging lifeline AGMs

Inverter went "south" on ya??? Or possibly needed to change the setting on your inverter to "AGM"? Just a guess..... Dan
dapperdan 06/06/19 09:07pm Tech Issues
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