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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
RE: Cruel Summer

If people are cancelling reservations even into the summer, and things open up, do you think those cancelled reservations will be gobbled up and the parks will be just as hard to get into? Or will the parks still be barren as people error on the side of caution?
garmp 04/06/20 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
How come?

How come when we go on a two or three week trip the time flies by. Seems like in no time it's over and time to head home. But when I'm stuck at home for a week, it seems like months? I guess the biggest pain is cancelling long awaited reservations for Fort Pickens, FL.
garmp 04/05/20 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good day today!

At least one good thing has come out of these troubled times. The media has been so obsessed with current conditions, projections, warnings, etc there has been no room for political commercials. Just gotta look at the positive side.
garmp 04/03/20 02:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Good day today!

Crowe, stay on top of that A1c thing. I know it can be hard and even depressing at times, but you gotta gut it out. Trust me I know. And yes it is the little things that count.
garmp 04/02/20 02:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Well, They gone and done it

Well at least some attention has been deviated from toilet paper......we are now entering into the haircut pandemic. I think there's a conspiracy going on. No barber shops - shoulder length hair! Pot is becoming more legalized! Don't know yet how they'll bring back bell bottoms. But looks to me we're headed for the 60's again.
garmp 04/02/20 02:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: kinda light posting

I painted an old rocking chair we have, just so I could watch the paint dry.
garmp 04/01/20 02:17pm General RVing Issues
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