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RE: Outdoor Kitchens

We had a small outside kitchen in our last 5th wheel a Keystone outback. It was used when we got it and the kitchen was right by the door. When looking at it I felt a spongy place by the door. I told the seller it had a leak and damage to the floor. He disagreed and said it had always felt that way. I told him I was sure of it and made him an offer that deducted the cost of fixing the floor. At first he refused it but, 2 or 3 days later he called to accept it. As soon as I got it home I pulled up floor and there it was a rotten section of floor. The outside kitchen door folded down and the top of the door frame pulled away from the side. I pulled the door out and resealed it and then tore out the section of floor that was rotten and re-enforced the support structure. Took me 3 days but it fixed it. Later ,even though I had resealed the kitchen door it leaked again so I quit using it. I'd never buy one with an outside kitchen unless there is a different design.
ksbowman 06/29/20 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

I guess I am blessed to have had a father who started me early at 8 yo backing a short tongued trailer with a riding lawn mower. More than once I have watched tortured souls trying to back a trailer in and asked if I could help. When I got a yes I would ask if they minded letting me drive. Usually I have backed it in on the first try. If I can drive in forward then, I can back it in. One time the wife's GPS on her phone took us into a residential area and after driving in with a couple 90* turns we came to a dead end. My wife said "What now? " then I backed our 30' fifth wheel all the way out.
ksbowman 06/22/20 08:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

I do mine also. The reasons I do them are two fold. One, I get to look at everything and know it is reassembled correctly and don't have in the back of my mind while out on the road is it done correctly. Two, I can use that money elseware for the things I want.
ksbowman 06/15/20 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Favorite place to camp to avoid the heat in middle USA

Southern Colorado just west of town of South Fork along the south fork of the Rio Grande at about 8,500’ elevation. Even in July sometimes you might need a little heat at night. Pretty easy trip from north Texas, even closer for most of Oklahoma. That's where we go too!
ksbowman 06/13/20 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

I have a rubber maid tote with three 15' hoses, and all sewer attachments :) X2:)
ksbowman 06/13/20 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: pa, grand canyon

Don't forget the Grand Canyon Of Kansas. It is only a grader ditch in the Flint Hills but, after a rain the water really runs for up to 30 minutes.
ksbowman 06/12/20 04:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills suggestions

We stayed at Custer Gulch about 10 years ago. The owner and managers were the nicest, friendly people and easy to be around. We rolled in with no reservations and asked about a spot. They had one spot open each night (of 4 we needed) but each at a different site. As we moved each day they apologized for having us move even though they were doing us a great favor by working us in even though we were at fault for not planning ahead. If I were going back to the Black Hills again that is where we will stay. Very clean, quiet and pleasant place to stay and right outside the park west entrance.
ksbowman 06/04/20 07:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Blowout damage to underbelly

I covered mine with aluminum diamond plate. You are lucky you did not need to repair any wires or pipes. This is basically what I did too. I didn't use the checker plate but, used galvanized sheet metal. Either way if you do both sides full length in the wheel wells you will not have this worry again. Took me about 4 hours to measure, cut for a tight fit, repair insulation and screw in the galvanized sheeting. If you do a search on here I did a post with pictures of how I fixed mine a couple years ago.
ksbowman 05/04/20 04:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cooking on a Discada

What happens with the holes? In the disk? :):) Some have a square hole and just require a piece of flat stock be welded in to fill the hole. Round hole, some washers work to fill the hole. Dave is right on the money. Weld up and grind smooth.
ksbowman 04/08/20 08:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cooking on a Discada

I had a friend that made one from an old disc blade. It worked great.
ksbowman 04/08/20 07:43am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fifth-Wheel Movie night

Gotta love Longmire. Never watched it or knew about when it was on but, I watch every episode now.
ksbowman 04/08/20 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Torn Wiper Seals

Usually there is a screw thru the metal track and the rubber seal. When you remove the screw the seal just pulls out. Silicone the new one and track and it will slide back in the track easily. Sometimes there is a screw on both ends
ksbowman 03/17/20 04:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: https://presnells.com/

We're not there now but friends are with a class A and they said things are good. We were on St. George Island for 2 weeks a little over a month ago after coming down 98 from Topsail and all roads were good. We were also on 30a that runs in front of Presnell's outside of Port St. Joe and all was good with a little road work near Indian Pass. We like that area of the Forgotten Coastline. Grocery shopping in Port St. Joe and in Apalachicola and several good places to eat from PSJ thru Eastpoint.
ksbowman 03/14/20 09:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

I use both. I have a short 18' 5th wheel that I use for hunting and fishing. It has the gooseneck adapter that I built. I tow it with my old 2001 gas truck with a shorter quad cab and I can see it easily for hookup. The 5th only weighs 3600# so it is light and the frame is stiff. Our good 5th is a 34' ( used when the wife is along) and we use it with the 5th wheel. I tow it with our 2005 Dodge diesel and the quad cab on it is longer so hooking up a gooseneck is more difficult as you can't see the ball without raising way up out of the seat. Hooking up the 5th is easy as you can see everything you are doing seating comfortable in the seat.
ksbowman 02/26/20 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

The last time we stayed at Yogi Bear Jellystone in Memphis was the last time for us. It was in January and they were listed as a Passport America park. When I went in to register I presented our PA card and was told they no longer accepted it (but still showed they were on line). I asked for a seniors discount and they said they didn't do that. I asked if there was an off season price and the answer was no. I think we paid $65 and there were maybe 5 other campers and mud and mud puddles where we parked. Also, the drinking water was awful. We have found better places to night stop on the way to Florida in the winter.
ksbowman 02/24/20 04:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Design Reflection

We have a Reflection 303rls 5th wheel and we bought it used so we have never had to deal with GD. We are very happy with ours and it heats and cools much better than our previous Keystone Outback. I think there are less air leaks than the Keystone is why it heats easier. Anyway we couldn't be happier.
ksbowman 02/20/20 04:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

We've had ours 2 years and they have been flawless. At first I didn't care for the tread design and lack of deep tread but, they haven't shown any wear and track great.
ksbowman 02/18/20 05:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Fire Places

We use ours all the time when it is cold out. Works great and heats the 5th great. Unless it is below 30f at night our furnace doesn't get used. If the electric fireplace isn't enough (which it usually is) we supplement with and other electric heater. We love ours and all very happy to have one.
ksbowman 02/08/20 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Land Between the Lakes

We stayed at Piney first and Hillman ferry next. We liked Piney the best. Nice clean and lots of room right on the lake. Hillman had old and tired bath houses. It was also up off the lake. This was a couple years ago so things may have changed.
ksbowman 02/06/20 01:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cheap fix for muddy sites

Sounds to me like the OP isn't peeling the just laying them down in the entry. Then picking them up later and washing them off.
ksbowman 02/04/20 08:11am General RVing Issues
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