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RE: Reservation blues - UPDATED

In MN State Parks all spots are reserveable 120 days out for up to 2 weeks at a time. Same day reservations are also accepted. So if I want a certain spot I reserve it 120 days before hand. The system is purdy easy to navigate. Iowa and SD State Parks are 90 days out but have some first come first serve spots. Some of the county parks are I frequent are all first come first serve spots with a 7 day maximum. But, some people, at my favorite park, break that rule and stay there longer. Sometimes much longer. I hate to be a rat but, if the park is crowded this summer I might start turning people in for that. Just FYI, there are not many first come first serve sites at SD state parks. There are a handful of campgrounds that are, but not many. At every campground I have been to, if a campground is on the reservation system, the whole campground is reserve only. County and city parks are a different story. Your right, me bad, I should have said that just Iowa parks have some first come first, serve sites. I shouldn't have included SD in that part of the sentence.
CavemanCharlie 02/25/21 04:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing the coffee maker

What do you do about all the other liquid stuff sodas, cleaning products, bottled water, etc. Here is southern MN where it got to 20 below zero farenheit last week you have to bring in everything that will freeze. I keep all the cans of food and stuff like that in a tote that I just carry into the house in the winter. Sodas must be brought in or they explode like little bombs. Cleaning products I just let freeze it, doesn't seem to hurt them. Bottle water I usually bring in but, it can freeze too and it doesn't hurt it. You even have to bring beer in !! It too will explode if it gets cold enough.You actually have beer left over after a camping trip ? :B Depending on where I camp I sometimes bring home more beer then I left with. I shop around for low prices and buy a lot where it's cheap.
CavemanCharlie 02/25/21 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing the coffee maker

What do you do about all the other liquid stuff sodas, cleaning products, bottled water, etc. Here is southern MN where it got to 20 below zero farenheit last week you have to bring in everything that will freeze. I keep all the cans of food and stuff like that in a tote that I just carry into the house in the winter. Sodas must be brought in or they explode like little bombs. Cleaning products I just let freeze it, doesn't seem to hurt them. Bottle water I usually bring in but, it can freeze too and it doesn't hurt it. You even have to bring beer in !! It too will explode if it gets cold enough.
CavemanCharlie 02/21/21 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Occupied RV Fire

Some electric heaters get very hot on their front surface. The good ones have a guard on the front along with the tip over switch. But, I have seen cheaper ones with no guard so even if they have a tip over switch the could easily start a fire from their residual heat when they tip over. Even with the guard if the electric heater was setting on something like shag carpet when it tipped over it could start a fire.
CavemanCharlie 02/21/21 02:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reservation blues - UPDATED

In MN State Parks all spots are reserveable 120 days out for up to 2 weeks at a time. Same day reservations are also accepted. So if I want a certain spot I reserve it 120 days before hand. The system is purdy easy to navigate. Iowa and SD State Parks are 90 days out but have some first come first serve spots. Some of the county parks are I frequent are all first come first serve spots with a 7 day maximum. But, some people, at my favorite park, break that rule and stay there longer. Sometimes much longer. I hate to be a rat but, if the park is crowded this summer I might start turning people in for that.
CavemanCharlie 02/21/21 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: How we camp in the winter

Is your car at the bottom of the lake? Um ??? Do you mean because the TT is pulled in forward ? I've done that at campsites where it is convenient. After unhooking I back the truck (Car) out of the spot and park it behind the camper. Nice puzzle.
CavemanCharlie 02/19/21 12:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing the coffee maker

Water in the lines, tanks, traps, outside shower, ice maker, washing machine. All kinds of advice: Blow out the lines with air. Pump in the antifreeze. Both. Bring the battery inside. Put it on a trickle charger. Use a cover. Don't use a cover. But did anybody warn me to bring the Keurig inside? Noooooo! :( There's a water reservoir in a Keurig, and freezing will ruin it.:o And I thought we were all friends here.:? Oh well, the new one is red. Looks nicer on the counter than that old black one.:) Sorry I forgot to warn you. ;) But, in my camper I use a peculator on the stove top. I don't worry about it freezing. :)
CavemanCharlie 02/19/21 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical Extension Cords

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CavemanCharlie 02/19/21 12:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electrical Extension Cords

This is not what you asked but, I usually recommend practice camping in your driveway the first time so you can learn what you and don't want to take along. Then plan your first couple of trips close to home.
CavemanCharlie 02/19/21 12:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

What do I do with my gloves? They go behind my driver seat, where they have spent thousands of miles. When they develop a hole, garbage they are, no, they don't stink, no, they're not covered in poop or diesel, I don't get poop on my gloves, as a lifelong equipment operator, diesel doesn't go on hands, its carcinogenic over a lifetime of exposure. We aren't dealing with toxic waste here, its poop, and furthermore, its poop of my making, quick and careful means no spillage, I even wear the same clothes in the truck after dumping, same shirt, same boots, same pants...... I gotta say, if some pig has left a mess at the dump station, I won't dump there, walking around messes left by previous dumpers is not good. By the way boys, do you bag up your shoes after dumping? Or toss them? You've walked around the area...... I have the same attitude. Except, I keep the plastic gloves in the side compartment of the TT. It is easy to acces when I am dumping and I have lots of those gloves around because they stick them in boxes of the chemicals we use on the farm.
CavemanCharlie 02/12/21 01:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Level Mate Pro

To each their own. It seems to me the biggest Con would be the price. A couple of bubble levels stuck to the side of the camper are a lot cheaper. I have to agree, though I don’t know the price. I have one level where I can see it in my mirror when backing up. I mainly just don’t want one more electronic thing to deal with. By looking quickly the price seems to run about 140 to 215 dollars.
CavemanCharlie 02/07/21 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vintage Campers And Trailers

link? The article is not online yet as far as I know. You will have to purchase the magazine. I didn't want to link on how to do that because I thought maybe that was to much like selling something and I didn't want to break any rules. Good luck on that (the purchase)! IIRC - (Rules) you can link to an article(?) - ask a Mod. Most (all?) of the Hemmings mags are subscription only - which includes Hemmings Motor News ("World's Largest Collector car Marketplace"). Hemmings offers several additional "specialty" mags in advertised subscription offerings. BTW - When there still was "brick & mortar" book stores, "Motor News" was usually available. (Like Trailer Life & Motor Home, LOL). On edit: There is a *Vintage* Travel Trailer (sub-heading) in the Travel Trailer forum (here) - although not very popular....entering threads from the last 12 months helps, but will only get about 8-10 posts. ~ There is still a Barnes & Noble (brick and mortar) Book Store not to far from me.
CavemanCharlie 02/07/21 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace misbehaving.

"I understand air in the system could cause this but this tank has been hooked up for a week, furnace running and 3/4 full." Air is NOT in system ---you have propane valved in/furnace running for a week. Then you fired off stove top burners which lit off and then furnace fired up LP Reg was in Lockup. When furnace turned off the LP System Pressure went high due to no demand. LP Reg goes into Lockup to prevent excessively high system pressure (above 14"WC) Then when furnace tried to fire off....system needed longer duration of demand to establish flow and LP Reg to start controlling Stove top burners provided that demand w/o shutting off like the furnace does when no Flame Proving signal is generated So what can be done to keep it from happening every now and then when the furnace shuts off ?? It would kinda suck if you have to keep waking up at night to start the stove just to get the regulator to work.
CavemanCharlie 02/02/21 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Level Mate Pro

To each their own. It seems to me the biggest Con would be the price. A couple of bubble levels stuck to the side of the camper are a lot cheaper.
CavemanCharlie 02/02/21 04:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

If there is no line you can rinse. Otherwise dump and go. If you are using enough water you don't need to rinse every time anyway.
CavemanCharlie 02/02/21 04:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Catalog of all my mods

Nice ! Do you want to come over and do somethings for me. I can offer you a adult beverage if you show ID first. .:):p
CavemanCharlie 01/29/21 04:13pm Travel Trailers
RV Stolen

Not mine. I just saw this article. Read about it here: https://www.krtv.com/news/montana-and-regional-news/10-year-old-leads-police-on-a-slow-speed-chase-in-a-stolen-rv
CavemanCharlie 01/29/21 04:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Were back in a travel trailer, just bought an Airstream.

Congratulations
CavemanCharlie 01/26/21 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vintage Campers And Trailers

link? The article is not online yet as far as I know. You will have to purchase the magazine. I didn't want to link on how to do that because I thought maybe that was to much like selling something and I didn't want to break any rules.
CavemanCharlie 01/26/21 04:50pm General RVing Issues
Vintage Campers And Trailers

I receive a magazine called Hemmings Classic Car. In the March 2021 issue (that has already arrived in my mailbox) there is a article called "Vintage Campers and Trailers" that I found interesting. It's printed under there "History Of Automotive Design 1916-1961" section. I thought that some of the members here might enjoy the article.
CavemanCharlie 01/25/21 12:10pm General RVing Issues
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