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RE: Everybody must get stoned, rock on...

I remember this project when you posted your pics from Phase I. This looks good. My wife is also a rock rustler and has done a lot in our yard with rocks from our favorite spots. Looks like you bagged your limit.
dedmiston 06/29/22 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

Gee dude I was just trying to help. I'm with you my friend. I guess ol' chuckbear NEVER buys groceries ANYWHERE, so any grocery-related suggestions are unwelcome here! Geez. Ask about gas discounts/gas cards and the whole grocery thing is going to become a part of it. Guys - We all have our buttons. You never know what's going to trigger someone. Wanna see me step in front of a bus? Start a thread about "hot water heaters". No such thing.
dedmiston 06/28/22 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel cost in your area

:S And a sticky, no less. Maybe a mod will consolidate, move all this to that thread. There's no move/consolidate on this forum. I've just been letting this one run because these are such unprecedented times. Let folks blow off some steam.
dedmiston 06/27/22 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small piece of gasket coming loose on frameless window

I lost one of those "frameless" windows in the bedroom of my fiver once. (And yes, they have a frame, but you just don't see it from the outside.) We were driving through Wyoming and the wind took it. You couldn't even tell that there had ever been a window there. Nothing else was damaged and the receipts and papers on my nightstand on the other side of the window were still there undisturbed. I called the parts company for my manufacturer (they don't sell their own parts) and they shipped me out a whole new assembly. It was a pretty simple fix to remove the existing frame (especially since there wasn't a window attached to it anymore). There was a seal around the outside of the frame, but it wasn't remarkable enough for me to recall how thick it was. I don't think you're going to be able to get to it very easily though. See if you can get your manufacturer to put you in touch with their replacement parts vendor so they can tell you the brand for the window. Hopefully you can get your hands on their docs and/or photos of the uninstalled frame to give you a better idea of the parts that you can't see while it's installed.
dedmiston 06/27/22 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

I give up. I guess I'm done here. This is a perfect example why I don't post here anymore. I should have known better. Chuck Hey Chuck - I deleted the posts from the Kroger fighters. I left Grit's posts up because I think he's trying to support you in his own adorable way. Don't let the fools get you down. On the other hand, I think you already squeezed all the juice out of this thread anyway. * AmEx * Brand loyalty cards * And the "other" cards, like the Publix & Sam's Club if you need a dozen eggs and a frozen pizza to go with your fuel I think those are all the pearls of wisdom this topic has to offer. Happy camping, Dave
dedmiston 06/27/22 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendation for New or Used Bumper Pull Toy Hauler

Do you have your heart set on a bumper pull? The reason I ask is that bumper pull toyhaulers can be a pain to pull sometimes, more so than a fifth wheel. Getting the tongue weight right on a toyhauler seems to an issue. This is JMO of course, not based on actual usage, I could be dead wrong. As a sample of one person here, my 30' bumper pull was a lot of work to drive, but my 45' fiver is a joy to pull. It's slow and dumb, but it's as chill as a St. Bernard. To the OP's question though... Hey Red Robin - Nobody likes people who answer questions with questions, but what kind of toys will you be loading? Your load is important to the equation like fj12ryder mentioned. Also, a lot of units have those small slides in the living areas. They're OK if you're just loading a bike or two, but they get in the way of an SxS and they add a lot of weight.
dedmiston 06/27/22 07:41am Toy Haulers
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

I've had decent success with the branded loyalty cards. Shell card at Shell, Flying J at Flying J, etc. It's a lot to keep straight though. AmEx is also good about kicking back a percentage for fuel and groceries. I think it's 4% for gas and 6% at groceries (at least it's been 6% at Publix & Kroger/Ralphs), which has been pretty nice.
dedmiston 06/26/22 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

I get tired of the politics, seems like some folks (both on the left and right) will take every possible opportunity, to interject their world view, no matter how of topic it is, complete with name calling. And act like they are authorities on ever subject. If someone says "in my opinion" that is one thing. But when they act like they are superior to the rest of us mere mortals that is hard to take Just My opinion!!! Hit that "Notify" button when the politics bother you. The mods may not agree with you that it's political, but it does absolutely no harm and points out things that we miss sometimes. I've worked with the rest of the mods for 17 years or so and I believe we're all very good about calling balls & strikes where the politics are concerned. We may not see eye to eye on certain issues, but I think we get it right where politics are concerned. My barometer for this is that we all kind of naturally take pokes at whoever is in office (which I personally agree with and think it's a vital part of our democracy). This means that I'm constantly deleting posts that bash our president and to a lesser degree our congress. This makes it look like I'm supporting the guy in office, which usually isn't the case. But if we have a blue guy in office and I delete the posts bashing him, then I'm a dumb lib. And if we have a red guy in office and I delete the posts against him, then I'm a fascist pig. I'm wrong either way, which kind of tells me I'm not that wrong. Anyway, hit that Notify button if a post gets under your skin and I'll see what I can do.
dedmiston 06/25/22 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

I like a bit of dissension now and again. :) No you don't.
dedmiston 06/24/22 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

And no obligation to the people who in good faith paid for, and gave their money, for a spot that you can then give to someone else? This idea would make me feel like a common thief. This must be designed for those that routinely show up without a reservation. I am done here as since in all these years of camping I have NEVER experienced this situation. Everyone be safe and have fun. I think "good faith" doesn't always apply to this. I think a significant percentage of the vacancies are from people trying to game the system.
dedmiston 06/24/22 10:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for best route from Modesto ca to Yuma Az

That's the way. 58 over Tehachapi and bypass Mojave until you get to Barstow. That's going to have you up near the 40 though, so you'll need to drop down to get to I-10.
dedmiston 06/23/22 02:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

I know that a lot of people game the system by paying for nights that they never intend to use. So yes, they've paid for them, but does that mean they're rightfully entitled to them? I don't think so. Sometimes I'll pay for a first night even though I'm not sure whether I'm going to arrive late that evening or early the next morning before check-in. To me that's justified because I'm still arriving within that "day" (before the next day's check-in time). I'm glad to see more entities taking steps to thwart people gaming the system.
dedmiston 06/23/22 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dude ranch RV parks?

Zion Ponderosa right outside the East entrance to Zion national park does the horses as well as ATVs, guided canyon hikes, paintball, fishing, shooting, rock climbing, etc. Not exactly a dude ranch but similar and a great experience. In addition to doing the activities onsite the wife and I took a day and went over to Bryce, hiked around and then did another horse ride with a company near the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. They've got a small full hookup RV park onsite. When we stayed the sites were more expensive but it was all-inclusive, it looks like they've gone to an ala carte system with each activity being a separate fee. To my eyes it's not as good of a value but you can look at their site and make your own judgement. My wife has a gnarly scar from when she rolled one of their ATVs. She's an expert dirt bike rider, but she'd never ridden an ATV before and it rolled on top of her. It looked like she had transmission fluid on her jeans, but I made our guide turn around and had her drop her pants. Turns out I could see her femur through the wound. Luckily the guide had a radio and was able to get us some help so we could carry her out of there to the ambulance. It happened on a Sunday and the on-call doctor was at temple in Kanab when he got the page. He asked a few questions and then realized that the victim was a woman, so he declined to respond and went back to church instead. So much for doing unto others. The intern who stitched her up was pretty nervous and his sutures were horrible. 15+ years later and her leg looks like a shark bit her. She's still a badass though. :B EDIT: I just remembered that we still owe them a wastebasket. Even though she's a badass, she doesn't tolerate pain meds very well and she was still getting sick when we left Ponderosa. I figured we needed the waste basket worse than they did at the moment. We stayed at Zion River Resort for a few days after that and I had to take her in to a clinic in Hurricane every day to have her drain advanced a little bit. Memories.
dedmiston 06/22/22 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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 I'm pretty sure he showed himself to the door two years ago. I don't think he was banned. He was full of valuable knowledge and insights, but not so good with people.
dedmiston 06/22/22 04:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

"there are thousands of EV drivers pulling small travel trailers now". Thousands? Seriously? Thousands? I remain skeptical. :) You gotta hand it to him/her for staying on message though and never passing up a chance to shoehorn EVs into the conversation. Pardon me while I go attend a vegan meetup and complain that they aren't serving steaks.
dedmiston 06/20/22 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toy Hauler rear door

That's a tough one. You might end up having to find someplace local who can use your existing frame to fab something up. Finding a local dealer would be a good first step though. I've obviously got a different brand than you, but I was able to get my manufacturer to point me to their parts supplier for some body damage. The parts were too expensive to ship, but it was worth it to swing by Elkheart, IN to have them do the work. Not only did they have the parts, but they had a service dept. who could do the job.
dedmiston 06/20/22 11:51am Toy Haulers
RE: Furrion Glass stove tops

You drop a Pyrex bowl and you'll regret the day you were born.
dedmiston 06/20/22 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Furrion Glass range cover

Closing this duplicate thread. See here for the one that is still open.
dedmiston 06/19/22 01:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furrion Glass range cover

Closing this duplicate thread. See here for the one that is still open.
dedmiston 06/19/22 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Furrion Glass stove tops

I moved this one to General and closed the rest of them. We'll send you an invoice for the duplicate threads.
dedmiston 06/19/22 01:48pm General RVing Issues
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