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RE: Looking for 5 star RV Park

I concur, give a more narrow description of ' North' in your search to a particular area, season and unit type. I could tell you of some that are not camps at all in the 5 star sense, more like the B & B or FRBO seasonals with a few very private sites . Just you and the natural surroundings. No clubhouse or planned activities
SDcampowneroperator 06/28/22 09:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fuel cost in your area

Black Hills SD. averages, regular 4.89. Diesel 5.49
SDcampowneroperator 06/27/22 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

AAA credit card gives 5% off on swipe at the pump purchases anywhere. We only use it for fuel, AAA knows it and will deny any other attempted purchase. makes bookkeeping easy to separate personal from business expense.
SDcampowneroperator 06/26/22 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

I will stick around, after 44 years of rving, 5 years full time, 4 of them through winters in ????. then 19 years a GS camp, owner with now 20 years snowbirding-- NEVER in the same place. I think I ve been around the block. I read here nearly everyday, I still post occasionally when a hot button post catches my attention that Ive had experience with. I get challenged to Members that are no longer active? Yes I miss Francesca Knowles her humor the lighter side, Randy Shanks that got me new graphics for our Carriage 5er, even ( appropriately? ) banned westernrvpark owner. His ascerbic approach to educating rvers ro the reality of camp ownership and operation was not popular amongst the gov. cheap camp crowd. He did deserve a lesson in clean language, I thoroughly enjoy comments from wapitycountry as another camp owner who steps in with educational comments about the challenges faced in travel and business. I have met with Ann Emerson, editor and publisher of the GS travel guide, Bob Chamness, manager of the GS travel teams and so many more movers and shakers in the outdoor hospitality industry. Yup even camping world owner Marcus. I am another who does not fb insta, tweet, Max
SDcampowneroperator 06/21/22 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

Flipping axles adds cosiderably more side load torque to the spring pack, shackles hangers and frame. An added welded in X member like 2"x .188 square tube between the rear axle spring hangers would be my advice.
SDcampowneroperator 06/16/22 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: How long has your AC run ?

A/C units from the 80's to today are very dependable. I suggest going up on the roof, remove the cover and wash out the condensing coils, Bugs and dirt do collect reducing air flow. inside clean the filter inspect the evaporative coils and air exchange for good seals
SDcampowneroperator 06/04/22 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

Lets get back to OPs original post, He wants to carry his boat in the truck bed. over cab Rack is out for them. They like to do it their way. Low and easy. So, as they questioned, about lengthening the tongue to accommodate their boat, is a reasonable option in a bolt on way , likely cheaper than a n over bed rack. certainly easier for use as they use it a lot. They can design and build it - he has a welder - for you who didnt read the whole thread.
SDcampowneroperator 05/22/22 07:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

Michael, For a TT so light ,material shouldnt be more than the existing U bolted to the trailer frame near to the body of the camper , then going forward as long as you need with a X member with a hitch ball 2" ? that goes into your existing trailer tongue hitch to your new hitch Add a ' lock over mechanism ' that prevents involuntary unhook at the original hitch. Then just make up a wiring extension . Lenghening the TONGUE ( proper spelling ) will decrease tongue weight with no ill but a positive effect as it shifts hitch to axle farther behind. Towing and parking will be different , as you will need more turning room like a 5th wl rig does. because the axles are moved farther behind. You write You have a stick welder. I take that as you are a handy guy, so can figure out the rest. Max
SDcampowneroperator 05/20/22 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

OK, now it makes sense. A TT behind a pick up. I would build a bolt on extension that fits alongside the tongue U bolting to the existing frame and into the 2" hitch reciever of the trailer extending as much forward as you need. No need to cut the TT frame just make an adaptor for length. Got one for my 20' flat bed that allows me to carry 24' steel pipe and tube with out overhang.
SDcampowneroperator 05/20/22 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Cameo Slides - Gear skipping

On our '09 Cameo, the motor gear stripped because only 1/2 of it was engaging the rack. A new gear can be bought from Coachworks for about $150. Well, I am a welder so in my shop with my MIG welder I built the teeth up, ground and filed then turned it on the lathe to 100thous. oversize. Finished by flipping the bronze bushing near the motor to flange forward and rearranging the spacers so that it fully engaged the rack. Door side went also. Look at my old posts. OOPS. too old here, all gone -- PM me Max RBI maker of slide out and jacks crashed, sold out to ALKO , crashed bought out remaining stock by Coachworks. Get handy or be ready to pay a LOT for RBI parts which wont be any better than what you have got - not a fix A sorry patch job. first, cut a much larger hole in the underbelly fabric - as those zippers are frozen anyway get a trouble light, phone will not do - fix it later with 3 M super 77 spray adhesive and strips of landscape fabric. Then note the engagement of the gear onto the rack, with both the slide in and out. Note the % engagement of the gear into the rack and its freeplay. Note ALL placement of spacers, bushings bolts Remove the motor, the shear bolt from the 3/4" round to 1" square transfer shaft to the front slide gear. Now the shaft shoud move so you can pull the pin that holds the gear into place on the shaft. change or fix the gear. Move or replace the bronze bushings to shift the shaft forward into better alignment with the rack
SDcampowneroperator 05/16/22 08:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cameo Slides - Gear skipping

On our '09 Cameo, the motor gear stripped because only 1/2 of it was engaging the rack. A new gear can be bought from Coachworks for about $150. Well, I am a welder so in my shop with my MIG welder I built the teeth up, ground and filed then turned it on the lathe to 100thous. oversize. Finished by flipping the bronze bushing near the motor to flange forward and rearranging the spacers so that it fully engaged the rack. Door side went also. Look at my old posts. PM me Max
SDcampowneroperator 05/16/22 04:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dual hitch, flat tow and motorbike?

The CRV with bike on the back won't sway for the same reason that you can't back up with a toad...the 4 wheels of the CRV are at its corners, not close together like a trailer.. A mis conception here, backing 4 down is easy, done properly. Its no different than backing a trailer except you should have a spotter watch the front wheels. Theres no harm to the towed or the rig. warnings are legality Cover Their Backside.
SDcampowneroperator 04/27/22 08:52pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Arctic Fox 25r interior wall removal

David, rvs are built from the inside out, reverse of landed structures. So, the cieling , wall and floor finishes should be complete and matching since they were complete before the divider wall was placed. Most likely, that wall was placed BEFORE the outside wall and roof. Look into other spaces like the ceiling and floors of bath, under bed, inside cabinets to comfirm continuity of material. If its so then that wall should remove with little noticeable effect. Max
SDcampowneroperator 04/23/22 07:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Level rv-refrigerator

Modern absorption reffigerators tolerate 3 degree side to side, 7degree front to rear off level for extended times without harm. If you can walk in the unit without troubles, your fridge is fine. There was a time when perfectly level was critical, no more.
SDcampowneroperator 04/10/22 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best RV Extended Warranty

Wharever the premium is, put it in the bank. Insure yourselves.
SDcampowneroperator 03/30/22 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing to Washington DC

2016) dont know since. just checked and read reviews. Its near Lothian, Md., has new ownership, is not perfect, but for OPs bucket list and our extended this spring trip to NIH in Bethesda, for DW treatment, Cherry Hill is too much resort ( been there then ) for a DC , MD. & DE. if you are parking to see the area sights.
SDcampowneroperator 02/23/22 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVing to Washington DC

2010. dont know since.
SDcampowneroperator 02/23/22 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVing to Washington DC

Your bucket list is East of DC, Delaware hwy easy access, DC metro not far, less $$, QUIET ( cherry hill none of the above ) but Is Duncans family camp near Upper Marlboro, Md. Not congested, Quiet , near shopping easy access.
SDcampowneroperator 02/23/22 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pin box

No on Grade 8 bolts. Read up on them
SDcampowneroperator 02/21/22 05:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Custer State Park expansion

. Custer State Park proposal to build a new $10 mil. 175 site campground on the wildlife loop was lowered by the park officers to a $4.7mil 66 site camp on Stockade Lake. The proposal was amended down to only tent campsites( rustic) In SD legislative ag and nat resources committee sd hb 1048 had no supporters, a room of full of detractors. It was defeated by a 9-3 vote assigning this bill to the 41st day, which does not exist in SDs schedule, , by a mixed party vote. The argument for expansion by the CSP officer did not address payment to local government for the increased costs to it and visitatation used on county roads and services. It was a killing point, along with the ridiculous price tag they had no alternative. $ 57000/ site. never at proposed rate would they ever recover the bond They reached for rhe stars, could not get anything off the ground. Dead before it even started. We in the know saw it as an effort to miseducate the value, misdirect funding to an underfunded project aimed at the concept of basic camping with a fire and Smores with the grandkids A grandiose romantic concept. How we wish. So in other words with that , the private campgrounds are driving business away from the rest of the community. $57k/site, needs about $22/n for 200n/yr to amortize over 20yr @ 5%. Bump the site fee up to $30-40/n to cover utilities and ongoing operating costs...sure looks like it could cover the bond.. this camp would do well to get 100 nights/yr. as is the occupancy of the other CSP camps. SD bond structure requires recovery in 10 years. rethink the camping fee
SDcampowneroperator 02/03/22 07:15pm General RVing Issues
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