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RE: Dude ranch RV parks?

The looking I've done brings up exactly what has been said here already. No real RV full hookup type Dude Ranch stays available. They want you to rent their cabins and have facilities to park your RV while there. Most are all inclusive so It kind of goes against their business concept. I personally think that there is a niche there for this type of RVing and activity combined. Unfortunately, they don't.
ken56 06/19/22 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Dude ranch RV parks?

Anyone ever do a dude ranch RV experience? I would love to do something like this where they provide horse riding and outdoor chuck wagon cooking and was wondering if anyone has a recommendation on where to go. I haven't done a deep look into this as yet to see what is out there if anything. If you did something like this how did you like the experience?
ken56 06/18/22 02:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electrical question

Google what an open ground is and the conditions it can cause. Google knows everything.
ken56 06/17/22 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodbye China Bombs, Hello Made In The USA

I kept the Trailer Kings that came on the trailer for the first year we had it. Second season I noticed bulges on the side walls. We made it home taking back roads going slower than being on the E-way. Took it next day and got my Goodyear Endurance put on. Haven't worried since.
ken56 06/17/22 05:24pm Travel Trailers
Trip planner.

I am a member of Good Sam already and log in when I visit the website. Why its it that when I try to use the trip planner I get a page that tells me to join? To pick the duration package I want? I would like to use the trip planner but have given up trying.
ken56 06/12/22 06:21pm Good Sam Club
RE: Air Conditiioning Air Flow Mod

I already have the materials to do this. I just might try it.
ken56 06/11/22 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Stealth Camping Tennessee

What I don't agree with is local municipalities making it illegal to park in a business's parking lot overnight if they allow it like Walmart does in places. A business should have control over their property not the city. "Stealth" camping is not camping. The TN law is not directed at RVers but to prevent homeless camps like in Seattle and Portland from forming.
ken56 06/07/22 07:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Replaced WFCO with PD

Been using the wizard pendant for 3 years now and have never had an overcharge situation. You really let it do its thing and just leave it alone. It will sense what it needs to do.
ken56 06/07/22 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Smokey Mountains area

Look in the Townsend area. Called the quiet side of the Smokies. Close to the park and good restaurants in the area. The best part is a lot less traffic. Easy to make a day trip into the crazy in Pigeon Forge and then bail out back to peace and quiet. Another option is Anchor Down in Dandridge. There is Panther Creek state park in Morristown. We like that when we can't travel far away from home. 9 full hookups so check early to see if available. Like someone else said, it's leaf looking time so it will be busy. We also like the Maggie Valley area. A few nice campgrounds there too and fairly quiet at that time.
ken56 06/03/22 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's up with CGs?

Campgrounds are private property after all. Their house, their rules. Most of the regulations are common courtesy and somehow it seems that after these COVID lockdowns people have forgotten how to act in public. Don't like the rules? Don't go...that applies to everyone not just the OP who said they were supportive of the rules. Just because you rent a space does not mean you can do anything you want to.
ken56 06/01/22 06:08am General RVing Issues
Poly Glow.

Lost the last thread that this was discussed in so.....Just did the Poly Glow treatment on my 5 year old Laredo. I don't keep it covered so it is exposed to the south side Sun and it has oxidized to a dull chalky finish. Nothing heavy so a light scrub with their Poly Prep solution is all I did and it took off the chalky surface. Good to go. For me this was a long process, 2 days worth. I let the coats dry about 5 minutes between recoating. I have to say I am pleased with the results. It looks exactly the north side of the trailer that does not get direct Sun. It took about 6 coats to get the finish uniform. I have to say it was a workout. Literature says it last 4 to 5 years with an annual maintenance coat. I've heard of using the ZEP floor sealer and people say it does the same thing...for a lot cheaper. But does it last? I'm locked into using the Poly Glow for now so we shall see how this holds up.
ken56 05/29/22 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Tank Odors

I agree with the air admittance valve for the sink/grey tank. Been there done that.
ken56 05/29/22 06:47am Travel Trailers
RE: camping on TN public lands illegal and a felony???

These people who do this are not 'RV'ers. The simple fact that they have an RV they live in does not make them tourists. Many are "homeless" because they CHOOSE to be homeless. Many are drug addicts. Many have mental issues. They tend to park in a place and if they are not 'run off' by the local authorities then they become a nuisance. They will dump their black tank right in the street or a storm sewer. I have no sympathy or tolerance for this. I've seen all of this in Salt Lake City. I don't want it in my city.
ken56 05/24/22 05:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stealth Camping Tennessee

How about having some respect for peoples' neighborhoods. I would never think about parking in front of someone's home on some random street for any amount of time. It's plain inconsiderate. Why would anyone do that if they can afford an RV and gas for it then pay for a darn place to park for the night. I am glad this law was enacted.
ken56 05/23/22 04:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: camping on TN public lands illegal and a felony???

We do not want the problem that Seattle or Portland or Salt Lake City has with so called 'stealth' camping. It does not stop you from parking at Walmart or any other place that will let you overnight in their parking lot unless there is a local ordinance against it in place anyway. If you've watched the news of late then you can see the negative consequences of allowing this on public streets or lands. I say good for them for passing this law. If Portland or Seattle or L.A. wants them then they can go there.
ken56 05/23/22 04:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maybe getting a longer trailer

I had a 30 footer and went up to a 37 footer. BIG difference. I could fit into most gas stations with the 30, now I have to be very careful as to where I pull in to. At 31 ft you will likely be fine. Just go slow and you'll get used to it pretty quickly.
ken56 05/12/22 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Blackstone Griddle or ?

I bought the 22" with the stand and love the thing. I don't hardly use my regular grill anymore. Make sure you follow the seasoning directions and do it properly. I think the Blackstone is well built and good quality but like you say there are others available. Look up who sells what and go look at all the options and decide what is best for you. A griddle can do it all.
ken56 05/11/22 06:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Jersey to California

the trip back is even more fluid then the trip out.... im going to ride glacier and ive learned not to try to plan rides on a particular day because weather might not go along with your plans...lol we have been to Mt Rushmore during previous Sturgis trips so its not really on the radar for this one. we are going to bring our passports and i would like to drive back through the different providences of Canada...however i carry a handgun on the coach and im not sure how they handle that... but i guess thats another thread!.....lol Absolutely no handguns OR ammo in Canada. Not a single bullet... Don't even try. Be very careful with that.
ken56 05/09/22 05:21am Roads and Routes
RE: New Jersey to California

Unless you have a reason to head to Columbus consider doing the 81 to 40 way. There is so much to see it's impossible to do it all. Ever been to the Biltmore House in Asheville? It would be easy to drop down to Asheville from 81 and pick up 40 there. Then you have Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg if you want. Then Nashville and Broadway street and the Hermitage. Oklahoma has a few things to see. In Amarillo there is the Palo Duro Canyon as mentioned and the Big Texan Steak Ranch. Good steaks. New Mexico has a few things to see. Williams AZ is the town to stay in and DO take the train trip up to the Grand Canyon. The RV park is right there where you get the train and it has a wonderful buffet restaurant for breakfast before you go. We stayed there some years back and it was a great park then. Williams is on route 66 and it has that historical theme. What I have done in the past is gone online and ordered the travel guides from all the states we were going to pass through. Very helpful to have the hard copy in hand when planning. Is there a return trip planned? Do the northern route back and go see Mt. Rushmore.
ken56 05/08/22 06:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Slide Electrical Issues

Check the circuit breakers on the trailer tongue. If they are weathered and have any corrosion on them replace all of them. Not hard to do.
ken56 05/08/22 08:00am Tech Issues
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