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RE: Stolen Ford 350

I can't understand how this happens at a dealer, unless they are slimeballs. Does no one check the vin? Did they buy it at auction? Anyway, scary stuff
mleekamp 09/21/22 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Moving spots at RV park ? about weight distribution

Agree with ktmrfs. If not on the highway, and just moving short distance at 5 or 10mph, no bars needed. But if staying hooked up overnite (you don't mention if leaving next day or ?) I'd just hook them up.
mleekamp 09/19/22 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

Why was someone riding in the trailer? Did I read that right? My goodness, I thought that was illegal. Regardless, not a good idea.
mleekamp 09/12/22 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Best leveler for travel trailer?

I've used both and carry both. Had some treated planks left over from a deck build some 12 years ago. Cut them into nice squares and use them all the time. I also use the plastic ones too. As stated by others, plastic is light and less bulky, wood is. Both work and if you can, maybe use both.
mleekamp 09/02/22 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Selling our C -- Two Options

Update: Listed on rvtrader. Several inquires but nothing solid. Note we began saving for their college within a month of birth each. Our oldest got several scholarships, not full rides, leaving us with 15k per semester out of pocket. We had it covered until the last 2 semesters -- prices up, market down, leaving a big gap. Yes, Lwiddis, who has the funds for med school? What we do want is the funds for the first four years, which we were on track for 70% of them, but not now. After that, she'll have to be on her own and loan it out I guess.
mleekamp 07/19/22 07:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Selling our C -- Two Options

Funny how things change in a few hours. We were 80% leaning towards consigning...as wapiticountry says, time, lookie loos, etc all are a pain. We've sold many things before on our own. Three homes and never used a realtor to buy or sell. Sold our used cars before buying new, even several TT's as stated. But was just informed my travel schedule has been pushed back. So for now, I think we'll list on RV trader, which I've used before. Seriously -- when I posted this I had "no time". Now I sort of do. Being mid-July we'll post ourselves and go from there. Not in huge hurry but want to move it along. And this way, we can still use it if needed. Anyway, funny how things change in half a day.
mleekamp 07/15/22 11:52am Class C Motorhomes
Selling our C -- Two Options

We've decided to sell our C. Have been RVing for almost 25 years, several TT's, one TC, and this C. I don't want to debate the why's, as I have questions on the how's and our two options currently. I will say that we have saved generously for our two kids for college. Oldest has 1 year left, and tution went up. A lot. We now have a $10k shortfall for her, which would not have prompted this discussion alone. The youngest, who starts college in 2 years, has decided on pre-med then med -- meaning we have definately NOT saved enough! I know, there are tons of options/debates on that topic alone. Overall that is our biggest reason. Some might wonder if we've saved for ourselves for our golden years...yes we have. But being 51 and 52, we can't pull off IRA's and 401k's and such w/o penalties. Which leads us here -- pausing our RV trips to help our kids come out of college debt free. We are considering consigning with our local RV dealer, who we've done business with for 25 years or so. We've also considered selling on our own, which I have done many times for cars, TT's, and even a house for sale by owner. But work has me traveling between Seattle and Cape Canaveral. A lot. I'm writing this from ORD Chicago waiting for a plane. Has anyone consigned with a dealer? Pros/Cons? They have told us all the positives...we agree on a price that I get, and they sell for more and keep what is above that price. The other way, selling on my own, is covered -- i know what to do but not sure I have the time. Thoughts on consigning?
mleekamp 07/15/22 08:05am Class C Motorhomes
Photos of New Fishing Bridge RV Park - YELLOWSTONE

Hey Gang. I've been searching for some time both here and mr. google but have not found any photos of the newly renovated fishing brdige RV park at Yellowstone. I've even looked on Yellowstone / Xantera website, and they still show the ancient pics of yesteryear. Anyone out there know of any? We've stayed there before and as we plan 2023 trips were wondering what it's like now. Thanks.
mleekamp 07/01/22 11:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Private campgrounds in IL or MO

One of the newest private campgrounds in central IL is Sankoty Lakes. They have a restaurant, are on the IL river, and have a few ponds. Just about 30 min north of Peoria. Small, new, and all FU from what I can see. Cabins too. FYI -- Sankoty is the name of the underground river running from Canada to southern states. It's a huge aquafir that many towns/cities pull water from. Our home has a well, not city water, and we are tapped into the Sankoty. Sankoty Lakes
mleekamp 06/10/22 07:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

Having had TT's for 20 years, I guess I was spoiled by filling the fresh water tank with a hose via gravity through a simple opening. We've had our C since late 2018 and for the first time this past Sunday (Memorial wknd), I needed to fill the fresh water tank with another 5 to 10 gallons of water for our last night. I carry an empty 5 gal container, no problem. Filled it nearby. The book states that I put the hose in the container, and attached to fresh water inlet, I did. I turned the valving to indicate "country fill", and turned on the pump. It's supposed to suck the water in, according to the book. But 20 mins of it, and only 1.5 gal went in. I fiddled with the hose and got maybe another couple quarts after another 15 mins. I feel like I'm going to burn up my pump. What gives? I guess I expected it to work better. "Normal" filling has pressurized water, and they call it "city fill". I get it. What am I doing wrong here?
mleekamp 05/30/22 05:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV parks on the beach Florida

Agree with Pensacola Beach RV and Santa Rosa RV. Topsail Hill Preserve SP is exceptional -- all FU -- on beach. But you need to book nearly a year in advance (11 months maybe?). We are booked for Destin West RV park, farther west than Pensacola (like santa rosa RV park) for 3rd wk June this year. Have not been to it yet but looks super nice.
mleekamp 05/27/22 06:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: towing a f-150 wheels down

Start with the owners manual. Look up the 2018 RV Flat Tow/Dinghy guide here via Camping world, I think links at top of page. I looked into towing our 2016 F150 flat down and it was doable. Went with a Jeep, now wife tags along behind as we downsized expenses so oldest could go to college. I'm sure others here will have experience with your application.
mleekamp 05/27/22 06:18am Dinghy Towing
RE: Onan 4000 fuel pump re-locate

I like the idea of a valve to run off a separate fuel can for winterizing / cleaning the carb. Will have to keep that in mind.
mleekamp 05/26/22 05:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2022 Ford Ranger Flat Towing?

The Ranger, 4WD, is all four down towable. eTrailer is a good source...they not only have done many installs, but have great how-to videos on those exact trucks. I just watched a few on the Ranger a few days ago. Must be 4WD, and able to be put in drivetrain neutral (different from transmission neutral) via the 4WD selector knob. We once had a truck that did not show N on the knob, but you had to click it like 5 times to make it happen. Anyway, check out eTrailer for info.
mleekamp 05/09/22 07:09am Dinghy Towing
RE: Generator exhaust bracket.

That's the way to do it...65 bucks is a joke. Some will get fooled, unfortunately.
mleekamp 05/07/22 05:43am Truck Campers
RE: It's getting warm in Arizona...

Sounds beautiful. Will have to put that on our looooong list of places to camp in the future. Hopefully w/o the fires!
mleekamp 05/07/22 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: OEM vs Aftermarket - Chinese JUNK Comparison

Another option, as long as the factory headlight assembly is not broken, is to buy the $30 (may cost more now than a few years ago) headlight restoration kit at your auto parts store. I tried it a few years back on an older vehicle. Basically, it's a paste, with some sort of grit, and you use circular pattern to mill off a couple thousands of an inch of the face plastic material. It's a multi step process but I saved money, and 3 years later they still look good. In the end, it allows you to remain using your factory lighting assembly but remove the yellow haze. Worth checking out for those in that situation.
mleekamp 05/01/22 05:13am Tech Issues
RE: Shout out to another of the Forums boards here

Yup. Saw that years ago. Thanks for the reminder -- doesn't hurt to review it once in awhile.
mleekamp 04/29/22 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warning for Blue Ox base plates on Honda CR-Vs

Yikes! Had not heard of this ever happening...BlueOx, not even other brands. We flat towed for a year with a 20 year old Jeep using the steel front bumper and a cheap tow bar -- something I was always worried about is what happened to you. I thought the actual baseplates (vs setup we used to have) was safer. Thanks for the warning!
mleekamp 04/29/22 07:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: Rapid City Area RV Parks

Rafter J in Hill City. It was a former stagecoach stop over 100 years ago. It's an incredible park -- wide, open RV spaces, some in the trees, some by the pool, it's an incredible park. Minutes from Rushmore, and everything you need/want. It books fast. It's private. And, if you look it up, you'll see how incredible it is. One of the top RV parks in the country. Been there 3 times and can't wait to go again in a few years.
mleekamp 04/20/22 07:20am Roads and Routes
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