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RE: Air Ride System - I need an education

Old Truck was a Dually. New Truck is Single Rear Wheel New truck just has leaf springs. Not looking to do a full replacement. I know nothing about the airbags but I've noticed many members list having them. What are the advantages/disadvantages, cost, brand recommendations, etc.
RedLionCookie 01/27/20 09:08am Tow Vehicles
Air Ride System - I need an education

I just purchased a 2018 Ram 3500 SRW Megacab Shortbed. 6.7 Liter Cummins Aisin Transmission 3.42 Axle Ratio 20" Wheels When it comes out of storage I'll be pulling a 2016 Cedar Creek 33IK 5th wheel. Base Weight is 10,880 Gross Weight is 14,067 Pin Weight is 2,067 I know nothing about Air Ride Systems. Is this something I should be looking into? If so what systems should I be looking at? Any information and advice is greatly appreciated. We currently do a fair amount of traveling. When we retire in the next few years we plan to do much more. I don't anticipate replacing either the truck or the camper anytime soon.
RedLionCookie 01/27/20 08:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yellowstone Trip

We did this trip in reverse last summer. Spent the 4th of July in Spearfish and then went on to Yellowstone. Great trip! I have two recommendations. If "Small Town America" is your thing it doesn't get any better than the Fourth of July Parade and Rodeo in Belle Fourche. It had been on my bucket list for many years and it didn't disappoint! While there check out the American West Bar and Grill. Fried Beef Tips are amazing. I ate there 3 times! Touring Yellowstone I downloaded this App: https://gypsyguide.com/tour/yellowstone-national-park/ I highly recommend. Even though you don't have cell service or wifi the App know where you are at in the park. Tell you what is coming up, what is a must see, things you might want to see and tons of general information. We absolutely loved it. It's like having your own private tour guide.
RedLionCookie 01/17/20 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qamcLAVaU
RedLionCookie 11/14/19 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

If you're going to pull it backwards, would it make more sense to put something under pin to slide on rather than the jacks? Raise the camper up with the jacks, build a "table with a track for the pin to slide down". Retract the jacks so all the weight is on the "table" then pull it back. Raise it back up, move the table, repeat. As long as the table is sturdy enough to carry the weight it should work.
RedLionCookie 11/14/19 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

In the campground where my 5'er is parked they use a backhoe to place and remove campers in tight spaces. They back the backhoe in and use the little bucket on the back. I would think this would work even on the soft ground as they would be able to put the landing gear down before picking it up. But again this would cost money that it doesn't seem the OP has to spend.
RedLionCookie 11/14/19 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
Lippert Hydraulic Leveling System

Asking for a friend. If you accidentally pulled your camper forward with 2 jacks still down and bent the **** out of them, can they be repaired or must they be replaced? Again, asking for a friend.
RedLionCookie 07/22/19 02:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: EZUP Canopy - Truss Repair

Update. The isn't actually and EZUP it was purchased through HOUZZ so it was an off brand. I contacted HOUZZ and several other sources with no luck. Most said the lengths and hole placements are very specific so it's not as simple as you might think.... according to them. With that in mind I decided to try and fix what I had. The tubing for the trusses is obviously hollow. I decided to cut a piece of wood that would fit tightly inside the truss. The truss itself was actually 58 inches long. I cut the wood to be around 50 inches long. I was able to work the wood down through the truss and actually push out the dents and bends in the truss and get it back to its original shape. To finish it off I re drilled the center hole to connect the trusses and put a screw in each end to hold the wood in place. The whole process took me about an hour and I actually think it is stronger now than it was before! We will try it out this weekend but I'm confident it's going to work great!
RedLionCookie 04/12/19 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Water Tank Fell Out

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RedLionCookie 04/12/19 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: blackstone griddles

I have the 36" that we use for tailgating in the fall. We have a large group and we absolutely love it. As others have said, if you season it properly and take care of it when you're not using it you shouldn't have a problem. Mine has been in my garage since football season in the fall. Getting ready to load it up tomorrow for the weekend. When I checked on it last night it is just as I left it this fall and ready to roll!
RedLionCookie 04/11/19 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: Fresh Water Tank Fell Out

Update.... Last weekend I finally got around to pulling the coroplast down and investigating what caused the failure. The tank sits on two pieces of angle iron that run from side to side. The angle iron is bolted into the frame with self taping screws, three on each side. The angle iron is 1/8" steel and extremely flexible. The the tank appears to have come off the lip of the back brace and dropped. I came out on the left side, but not the right. (if that makes sense) Essentially 3 of the four corners were still in somewhat in place. Because the metal was so light it twisted and bent. There were 3 safety straps also attached to the rails similar to what you would find on a gas tank. The straps are made from very low gauge tin and simply ripped and pulled loose when the tank fell. (Not much of a safety measure. To fix the problem I removed the 6 self tapping screws from the brace and removed it. The three failed straps were also removed. (I threw all of this away). I took the bent up brace to a welder and for $80 he made me a new brace form 3/8" angle iron. (This one isn't bending!) I put the new brace in place, drilled out the self tapping holes and replaces the screws with 6 nuts and bolts. I didn't bother to replace the safety straps. I filled the tank up with water and so far so good. This weekend we will hit the road and hopefully the tank doesn't "hit the road"! Thanks for all the words of advice and encouragement. This site is awesome!
RedLionCookie 04/11/19 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: Time so sell.........

What are the specifics on it?
RedLionCookie 04/01/19 10:32am General RVing Issues
EZUP Canopy - Truss Repair

Last fall I purchased a 10X 20 EZUP canopy. The 2nd or 3rd time I used it a gust of wind caught it and broke 3 of the trusses. I’ve been looking at buying replacements and the are t. Heap. Anyone have a good DIY repair? I’ve thought about putting a piece of metal in the center held in place with screws but the aluminum is so soft I’m not sure how well it will work. I also considered filling in around the metal with spray foam to stiffen it up a bit. Anyone have any other ideas? The truss itself honestly looks like curtain rod. I’ve thought about using that as a replacement if I can find a piece heavy enough and long enough.
RedLionCookie 04/01/19 10:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad Lands/Black Hills/ Yellowstone Vacation

Update..... First of all thank you all for the great advice. I feel like you've pointed me in the right direction and I'm on my way. Over the weekend I made my reservations. Here is what I got: July 3-5 - Spearfish/Black Hills KOA July 5-8 Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground July 8-13 Yellowstone/Mountainside KOA I'm feeling pretty good about these accommodations. Now it's on to filling in the days. (Plenty of time for that!)
RedLionCookie 02/25/19 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad Lands/Black Hills/ Yellowstone Vacation

So I made a call and I now have reservations at the west gate mow from Monday the 8th until Saturday the 13th. I can make adjustments later if necessary but at least I have a start. Now I’ll focus on the beginning part of the trip. Thanks for all the advice. You’ve all been very helpful.
RedLionCookie 02/22/19 08:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Bad Lands/Black Hills/ Yellowstone Vacation

I'm starting to plan our summer vacation and I'm looking for advice/recommendations. My wife and I are in our 50's and it's just her and I and the dog. We live in PA and I'm a high school teacher. My wife works in the insurance business. I obviously have more vacation time than she does. Here's my rough plan. The dog and I are going to leave Pa on Sunday June 30th and head west. My wife will catch a flight and catch up with us in Rapid City on Wednesday July 3rd. I've heard the rodeo in Belle Fouche on the 4th of July is really nice. We are planning on attending that. After that we don't have any specific plans other than we want to visit Mt. Rushmore, The Bad Lands, The Black Hills and then move on to Yellowstone. I will put my wife on a plan to head home on either Friday the 12th or Saturday the 13th. Not sure if she will fly home from Rapid City or Salt Lake. So I'm looking for recommendations. How much time should we plan to spend in SD before moving on to Yellowstone? Would you recommend we stay in one campground in SD or should I plan on moving once or twice? Where do you recommend we stay in SD? What is the best way to see Yellowstone? I know that is vague but if you can give me some ideas I would appeciate it. Thanks in advance for your help. Dave
RedLionCookie 02/22/19 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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