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RE: Leveling Blocks vs jack pads

Well finally got them done. Since I'm still in lock down wasn't in any hurry. It was what I call a rummage project. I rummaged through my assortment of junk and found a little of this and a little of that. Found some nice nylon cord, but it wasn't thick enough to suite me, so I braided 3 strands together for my pulls/handles. Cut the boards 10" along with scrap plywood, glued & screwed, as suggested. Drilled a 1/4' hole into a 9/16 hole. slide the twine into the 1/4" hole & up through the top. Tied a knot in the twine and pulled back into the larger hole. Did this on both sided then filled the holes with Gorilla glue. This should do the trick. https://i.imgur.com/QvCcO5tl.jpg
garmp 05/17/20 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's where we are going?

Here's a fun site if you're bored during lockdown and want to do some research. Select the state of your interest, then in the red bar at the top select "Features". This will display a list of features from airports to post offices to harbors and many more. Not all are of interest, but for example under Bridges it will also list covered bridges (DW's favorite).
garmp 05/16/20 08:54am General RVing Issues
Missouri SP opening up

As per Fox 2 news today: Campgrounds at Missouri State Parks reopen Monday, May 18 with some new guidelines in place to accommodate social distancing. One significant change is that you must reserve a spot before you arrive. There is also a new contactless, cashless, self-check-in feature. First-come, first-served camping will no longer be available at most state park campgrounds. Reservations will be required before arrival. New reservations can be made starting Monday for dates beginning Tuesday, May 26. Missouri State Park beaches will open to the public on Thursday, May 21, with visitors expected to practice social distancing.
garmp 05/15/20 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's where we are going?

Good find Gary. I just added that to our search list. Always looking for interesting, odd & curious sites. thanks
garmp 05/15/20 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

If I may ask a question about listings of State park openings. The OP had a good link to CNN, but things change almost daily, is there a site that update regularly to try to keep up with the time. Also is there a site, link, etc to find out about COE parks without going to each individual park? Campground reviews does show per park openings, but not sure how often that's updated.
garmp 05/13/20 03:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Class C for the money

Also check into service after warranty. You are going to have issues pop up and they al seem to know when the warranty is up, then boom. Even the best of the best will have things go wrong as some point. Check the manufacturer and their service department. And/or even local qualified service centers.
garmp 05/12/20 02:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Blocks vs jack pads

Thanks all. I found some 2 X 10 in the garage and some 1/2" plywood. Got enough to make pads 10" long and will add braided rope handles(pulls). A good solid coat of paint & I should be good for a while. I hope!
garmp 05/11/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: our current FINANCIAL situation

I guess I was secretly hoping that all the folks that were temporarily out of work burned all their vacation time to get a paycheck and the campgrounds would be empty this summer. X2;)
garmp 05/11/20 02:41pm General RVing Issues
Leveling Blocks vs jack pads

Upgrading to a larger RV with leveling jacks this time. We carried with us leveling blocks like this. Can I use these blocks as jack pads? Will they hold up? If not how about pads made from a 2x10? need some advice please. thanks
garmp 05/10/20 03:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dually Valve Stems

This is what I want to have done to mine. https://i.imgur.com/4Pa86DGl.jpg
garmp 05/08/20 07:35am Class C Motorhomes
Fort Wilkins SP, MI

Any words of wisdom about Fort Wilkins SP, MI? If & when this pandemic ends, we'd like to take a trip, hopefully at the end of July/early August. In your opinion would it be worth the drive from St. Louis, MO for a couple of days. Or is there more to see & do than I can find. The reviews I found are OK, but nothing to write home about. Our thinking is that by August things should open up a bit, and St. Louis is like a steam bath, so we'd head for cooler areas. Not only is the park worth the trip, but will it be over crowded and full? From there we plan on a leisurely week plus trip home. Always open for info on parks and eateries. We prefer state, national, COE & some county parks. Tend to avoid private parks that are more like parking lots with hook ups. Gotta have our trees and space. Thanks
garmp 05/03/20 02:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arkansas State Parks to open...

Have any of you looked at the COE parks in Arkansas. Granted they may not be in the area you are interested in, but there are several of them to choose from in the state. And generally speaking, we have never been to a bad COE park.
garmp 05/01/20 02:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Portable pellet smoker

Any of you /bbq smokers out there have any remarks about portable pellet smokers? Expecially https://www.amazon.com/Country-Smokers-CSPEL015010497-Pellet-Smoker/dp/B07VNN775P/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=yo_ii_img? My nephew recently got hooked on pellet smoking and also bought a new TT, so he had to get one of the portable smokers. Any one have any thoughts, pro or cons about this product as I am also toying with the idea of one.
garmp 05/01/20 02:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Florida State Parks reservation question

Just as I finished reading these posts and closed out, my email alerted me of a new email. Yup from Rec.Gov. Reservations cancelled. " We're sending you this message because of your Recreation.gov reservation, at FORT PICKENS CAMPGROUND for Sun, May 10, 2020 - Wed, May 13, 2020. A location closure has been issued for FORT PICKENS CAMPGROUND from Wed, Apr 29, 2020 - Tue, May 12, 2020 due to Public Safety Concerns . Since this location closure overlaps with the dates for your trip, we have cancelled your reservation and you will receive a full refund. Credit / debit card payments will be refunded to the card associated with your account. If you paid by cash or check, you will receive a refund check in the mail (please allow up to 8 weeks)." So that is the official answer. Thanks all.
garmp 04/29/20 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida State Parks reservation question

At the risk of hijacking this thread, does any one know how this applies to fort pickens campground through rec.gov? I've been trying to check daily as I have reservations for May 10-13 and would really like to know if they'll be open or not, as we planned to leave a week or so before that for a leisurely trip to the park.
garmp 04/28/20 02:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: "Service temporarily out "

I switched to using Trailer Life and even that's a bit doggy at times.
garmp 04/28/20 02:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Service temporarily out "

Not an issue today at all. So far.........
garmp 04/21/20 02:35pm General RVing Issues
Spring Mill State Park, Indiana

Any one familiar with Spring Mill State Park? If & when this virus passes and things open up we plan to pick up our new RV in Elkhart and bring it back home to St. Louis, MO. We are thinking of a day or two stop over at this park and wonder what thoughts on it are. Did look at campground reviews and was not overly impressed with what I read. But do want a night or two in between. Open for thoughts. thanks
garmp 04/13/20 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Georgia camping

I recently read that the Gov opened all Georgia beaches. I don't get that at all.
garmp 04/13/20 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's Opened?

For what it's worth, I heard on TV News this morning the Georgia Beaches are open. Not sure if they said still open, but thought they said reopened.
garmp 04/07/20 03:34pm General RVing Issues
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