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Bucks Pocket Campground.

Alabama has rebuilt the rundown Bucks Pocket camp ground. Concrete Pads,Full Hookups and a very pretty isolated location. The old joke in Alabama was Bucks Pocket was where all the losing politicians went to lick their wounds after defeat in elections. Bucks Pocket is near to Lake Guntersville State Park. Set to re open in the next few weeks.
OleManOleCan 05/28/20 12:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody fix Chicago style pizza in a Dutch oven?

Usually easier to get out for serving if you use a cast iron skillet instead. I prefer to do em on a Blackstone Griddle. I use a large lid as a dome to hold in heat for the top portion... Works pretty good.
OleManOleCan 05/24/20 10:28pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: New and looking for a generator

What ever you do, get a enclosed generator. The old open side Construction generators work, but you can hardly hear yourself think. They aren't very welcome in most spots.
OleManOleCan 05/13/20 10:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cooking on a Discada

Last night I grilled Hamburger Steaks, Fried Potatoes, Fried Onions, and Mushrooms on my 24" Discada. One of my favorites. Easy one pot meal. Clean up took maybe 10 minutes. This weekend I'm gonna Deep Fry a bunch of Chicken Wings. They cook up real well in a Discada. That's another easy cook...
OleManOleCan 05/13/20 10:23pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Boondockers Dream On

It appears to be well built and very rugged for off road travels. That makes it perfect for the Pennsylvania highway system. :B I would have said the same thing, except I would have said the State Highways in Alabama. Our roads will beat a car up. A HD truck is better, but not the answer. Alabama needs to rework our Highways and Interstate Highways.
OleManOleCan 05/08/20 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cooking on a Discada

Addition to my 24" Discada thread... I have a room off my patio where I keep my camp cooking gear, my new Discada is to large for my cubby hole that I kept my Discada's in. Right now I have it suspended from a beam with a chain and a large hook. Ya got to plan for storage for your cooking gear. I guess my next project is to build a larger bin that will hold my Discada's.
OleManOleCan 05/08/20 01:16pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Sway Problem / Need Help

Not To Simple answer... More truck... Tow with a F-250 or Chevy 2500 and you will see a difference. I tried my camper behind an F-250, I eventually traded for one. My Solution... Buy something like an Equalizer with 1200# bars. Install it yourself. Plenty of videos to teach you how. Add a sway bar... Lots of problems will disappear. When you tow, load up your tires to 60-65 lbs. A stiffer tire helps. Can't do squat about the wind. It will push your wind catcher around. I got in a strong cross wind situation coming home from the Smoky Mts. I was on I-24. My solution was to get off the Interstate and drive 2 lane black top, back to Alabama. There are enough trees and buildings to serve as kind of a wind break. The guys are right that tell you the set up is wrong, and you have too much weight on the hitch. BTW: An F-150 HD with an Equalizer will tow that trailer just fine if it is set up correctly.
OleManOleCan 05/07/20 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cooking on a Discada

I gave in to temptation. I ordered a 24" Discada from Agri Supply. Amazon had it at my house in 6 days. I didn't need a burner. I have one I built for my Discada's and for Craw Fish Boils. Next day I seasoned it 3 times, then made my favorite Steak Stir Fry with it. The wide bottom of the 24" gives a better skillet like surface for cooking. The sides keep items warm. The 24" will easily hold 3 lbs or meat, a Pound of Onion & Peppers, a pound of Veggies, a 16 oz. can of Diced tomato's and a large can of Pineapple Rings. (Love Grilled Pineapple) I served it over fried rice. WARNING... Don't order one of these and expect small or medium. This thing is big, and weights 27 lbs empty. (Think Party Cooker) I did my 2nd big cook Saturday. I Deep Fried a bunch of Chicken pieces. I used Peanut Oil, and heated the Discada to 350°. Another easy cook. *Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes and gravy.
OleManOleCan 05/05/20 10:48pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cooking on a Discada

Wish you would have posted a pic. I like seeing what others discada looks like. Did you make yours or buy it? I made my first and second Discada's. 1st was a 22" with traditional Horseshoe handles. Sold it to a friend. 2nd was a 18" with traditional Horseshoe handles. (Still have it) I have located a 24", but haven't decided on the build. My buddy the Welder got a promotion to City Attorney, and has reduced time now... The 24" has lots of sideboard room for Tortillas plus lots of room for cooking. Only a matter of time till I have a larger one again. I have cooked on Discada's since sometime in the 90s. I saw some Mexicans cooking on one out in Southern Arizona, and we built my first one when I returned home. I located the components, and my welder made us two. (I love cooking on em)
OleManOleCan 04/20/20 10:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Cooking on a Discada

Tonight I cooked Fried Cabbage/Hot Sausages/Bacon/Onion/ and Bell Pepper. I prepared everything in the house and cooked on my Discada out on my back patio. Great meal.
OleManOleCan 04/06/20 11:51pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How to avoid fake cast iron antique cookware

It's always seemed to me that the old cast iron they tried to make smooth with smaller voids in the iron. All the new stuff is rough. Watching it poured in a foundry It looked like metal with chunks and bits of a harder metal in a mix. Watching cast iron poured in another foundry not for cookware it poured smoother. I know the old Griswald skillets and corn bread stick pans do not stick as much. She has a couple pieces of Wagner I don't know how they do. I bought the others for her and cleaned and seasoned them. I've sanded a couple of Lodge Skillets and got them slick. After I seasoned them 4-5 times they are mirror smooth, slick and shiny. I have a small skillet for cornbread, a 10" skillet for a double recipe of cornbread, and a medium skillet I use for frying eggs. (Why buy Teflon?) I also have an old Griswald I inherited from my Grandmother. My collection includes two Chicken Cooker skillets with lids, and several sizes of Dutch Ovens. I also have a couple of Lodge skillets that I haven't done anything to. These days after I retired, I don't seem to have the time or inclination to sand more. None of my Cast Iron are show pieces, I use em all. It took a couple of years to wean my wife off of modern light weight skillets, but I converted her.
OleManOleCan 04/04/20 11:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How to avoid fake cast iron antique cookware

It's always seemed to me that the old cast iron they tried to make smooth with smaller voids in the iron. All the new stuff is rough. Watching it poured in a foundry It looked like metal with chunks and bits of a harder metal in a mix. Watching cast iron poured in another foundry not for cookware it poured smoother. I know the old Griswald skillets and corn bread stick pans do not stick as much. She has a couple pieces of Wagner I don't know how they do. I bought the others for her and cleaned and seasoned them. I've sanded a couple of Lodge Skillets and got them slick. After I seasoned them 4-5 times they are mirror smooth, slick and shiny. I have a small skillet for cornbread, a 10" skillet for a double recipe of cornbread, and a medium skillet I use for frying eggs. (Why buy Teflon?) I also have an old Griswald I inherited from my Grandmother. My collection includes two Chicken Cooker skillets with lids, and several sizes of Dutch Ovens. I also have a couple of Lodge skillets that I haven't done anything to. These days after I retired, I don't seem to have the time or inclination to sand more. None of my Cast Iron are show pieces, I use em all. It took a couple of years to wean my wife off of modern light weight skillets, but I converted her.
OleManOleCan 04/04/20 11:31pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Questions on using a Dutch Oven

I purchased a Lodge Dutch Oven with short stubby legs a while back and never got to use it. I don't even remember how big it is and will have to go to the RV to get it out. I bought this knowing absolutely nothing on how to use it. Last year we started traveling with my brother and another couple (6 of us). We take turns preparing the meals and I thought using the Dutch oven would make for some good meals as well as some entertainment while preparing a meal. My problem is I have been spending this time at home to look up all kinds of stuff and have been overwhelmed trying to learn how to properly use this oven. Can you recommend a website that would start me out slow and allow me to get comfortable cooking this way? I can safely get the oven from the RV and start using it in my backyard. That way once we are able to return to camping I could be a little proficient at using it. I'm open to all types of cooking as we rotate main course, sides and desserts as well as breakfasts. Thanks! Dave Lots of good info available on D.O. Cooking. Another source to consider is watching the Kent Rollins videos on Cowboy Cooking. Kent has lots of videos on Cowboy cooking with a D.O. Lots of easy recipes. Before you make a lot of burnt crop circles in your yard, go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a large patio stone to cook on...
OleManOleCan 03/28/20 10:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Help choosing something like Cougar

Start off with where do you believe you’ll be camping. Private RV parks usually can take all sizes. Boondocking down a dirt forest service road may be 4x4 and 20 foot TT...or even TC only. I picked a 22 foot TT box with a 4x4 TV to go many places...but I can’t go everywhere. Most federal, state and local government websites list their max lengths. Lots of RV sales people are like Car Sales People. They will say anything to make a sale. A long time ago I was in your position. Hard to tell which was the biggest liar. I was sold too much trailer for the Under powered Chevy 1500 I had. One trip to the mountains (Harrowing) and I came home and traded my nearly new Chevy for a F-250 Diesel. I never had a problem towing when I got Enough Truck. If you trade your 'Grocery Getter' for a Tow Vehicle, you will see how badly sales people lie to you.
OleManOleCan 03/22/20 11:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wall mounted AC units

Thanks everyone, she did her walk through yesterday, I couldn't join her but she said it went well and for the first few months we will be camping with her and her grandson so we can teach them as much as we can. Her biggest fear now is backing. I plan to take her to a closed dept.store parking lot for practice.... Lots of practice. I used a couple of traffic cones when I taught my wife to back our trailers. Worked very well.
OleManOleCan 03/11/20 10:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wall mounted AC units

I put a new wall mount air conditioner in my Vintage Camper. It had an old one on it's last leg. The new unit is slightly larger than the last one, so i had to open the hole a little and re-frame it. Works great. My new air conditioner, like all the other wall mounted units I have seen drains on the outside.
OleManOleCan 03/11/20 10:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone use a Solo Stove

At two different hunting clubs I used a 15" truck rim and a 16" grill grate from Walmart. That was a cooking machine. The last club i was a member of I used a rim off of an old ice cream truck. It took a 24" grill grate from Walmart. It worked great, but it may have made a better small fire pit. I cooked on tire rims off and on for 10-15 years. Worked great. BTW: A used tire store gave me both rims. When I left those clubs I gave the rims to buddies who were still members there. (RECYCLING)
OleManOleCan 03/11/20 10:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the 'need' factor of a main line surge protector

What are your thoughts on a surge protector I have a 50amp hookup & the parts department highly recommended one. Not sure if because the just wanted to sell me something or if there are alot of issues with sensitive electronics or what? It's about... Is your trailer worth protecting. One of my buddies didn't think he needed one... Lightening struck the campground he was staying in and... Lightening ran in on his camper, and fried just about everything. Cost him right at $2000 to fix his camper back like it was. NOW HE USES A SURGE PROTECTOR.
OleManOleCan 03/11/20 10:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Enough truck?

New TT user. I'm considering purchasing a Lance 2185 TT (https://www.lancecamper.com/travel-trailers/2185/specs/) or similar size and weight TT. Before I buy (used) I plan to rent one next month using my current truck to pull the trailer to try this trailer out. I have a 2008 Ford F150 2x4 Supercab with 4.6L V8, 145" WB, tow package and canopy. According to the door jam sticker this truck has a GVWR of 6700# and a payload capacity of 1568#. The Lance has a weight of 4565#, payload of 1435 for GVWR of 6000#. The hitch weight is 755#. It will be just my wife and I in the truck for this trip. If I add up our weight (200# each) + 200# topper + 745# hitch weight I'm at 1345# which is within the 1568# max payload. Is this too close? If I use the 15% of the 6000 TT GVWR as the hitch weight I get 900# plus the weight of us and the topper (600#) which is 1400# just barely below the 1568# payload. Too close? The truck rear GAWR is 3800#. If I decide to buy the TT after the week trial, I plan to replace my current F150 truck with a newer (2015-2017) F150 SuperCrew 4x4 145" WB truck with greater max towing rating. I was thinking of the 3.5L Turbo V6 engine (10,700# towing) or should I find a truck with the 5.0L V8? Am I ok to tow the Lance with my current truck for the week trip? Advice on a used F150 truck? Thanks The 3.5L Echo Boost Turbo will pull that with no problem. Even in most mountains. Have a good Hitch/Sway bar setup. and good electrical brakes and you shouldn't have many problems. The 3.5 Turbo and the 5.0 V8 are good motors. Either will get the job done. The 5.0 v8 is first cousin to the 5.0 Coyote motor in the fast Mustangs. It's set up different, different rear ends ect. If I got rid of my Echo Boost Turbo, I'd hunt for the 5.0 V8. Just my opinion, but the 4.6 V8 may not be strong enough. It will tow if you stay out of mountains, so start truck hunting.
OleManOleCan 03/10/20 10:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: SHANK question

I have a 23ft trailer and I recently went from a GMC Yukon to a Ford F150/Raptor. The shank and old hitch works fine after some adjustments, but I noticed today I can't open the tailgate without it hitting my tongue jack. The fix would be to go from a 12 inch shank to a 18 inch shank. Not a huge difference, but was curious if others have done this and does it compromise ride, etc.? I've always had motorhomes and 5th wheels so I'm sorry for the NEWB question and thanks in advance for your thoughts. Here is a picture of it with the 12 inch and it rides great. Hate to compromise that, but I would like to be able to open the tailgate while hooked up. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/eBepQDIw6I1ENa8geXg1ceOhL3xLxNGy2Ds1o7BfR1hfZR2MZezNkdDeT6tIn1Rtfkaa7H0Pm2CESqN5ZRUH7kprBsHdvU-tRbCztOOfERr0vcN7eIWmUHUEvNsGHGA501yk32Dv7yfeO14mTdERFVK-mG89a9nvamvdlIR9MxQhSfBSnZWCj3ezxi99rXq6caBJ-SPmCxQv49URys92JbBbHo07dPK7c2ekvTri_sxfnfv5_7n-KXwiAJRRY0RL5RZC4ybrMzbkK4CVvTHS6UIcJejW7LyqQi05gXAwmzrK6hPYyCnfPm9czHJ0m3jMAd_x3vFmIZbLYh1qttTfMwmB2SXqPjLFYzTvhdbeIzPh8ugS-SfnKnOuzeljAO-4k6VGcyH6nwB1luZHO0X381myZ-6PIZw76UxTX5TiNWRVxVRa9HYaYPHYGez-QG3ajPLOWtBBxy4toRqEbRZmT1sFQbAtlaiKTOItqqTBllCJCO3WsmCvHrB1rvSTvGvhWJwBkg93n0OQ0scKBqoDVmAR73Dt_McJqlcFDFxdTHGSifUnOAyANMzyo9tcnFQJCTby83UFDxdM0-UlADmhtToUwLQT7YOfLxlOaVvTLcMva1R0CYU2y628ODsgFJ5mVC4jf7rF-3xsGrkv12DgpQ3COx4v4nlUyfKiCQAcJpwvQ1TUE4QajYU=w620-h465-no You could try to go to an 18" shank so you can open the tailgate. It might not tow as nice because now the trailer is another 6" further from the truck's rear axle. I have always had that problem too so I just lived with it and it never bothered me. I always wanted to get the trailer tongue as close to the rear axle as possible for towing stability. Try it if it doesn't tow as nice you will only be out the price of the shank. Rob A longer Shank will mess with the Tongue Weight. I had that problem with my last trailer and vehicle. I lived with it. I don't like the idea of making towing and backing up a little different. Why make it more difficult? My simple hack was to put things in my F-150 before I hitched up, and to unload my truck after I unhitch.
OleManOleCan 03/08/20 11:38pm Travel Trailers
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