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RE: Water Heater Problems

Whats your altidude? Altitude makes a difference in % of air to gas mix, so a lean or rich mix will cause mis fire. When it does light what does it sound like look like? A roaring flame is lean, lazy lean, quiet, yellowish. Clean blue with slight rumble is proper. We have had to adjust the air intake (with tape over a bit of the intake) at low altitude to stop flame out from low mixture.
SDcampowneroperator 09/24/19 08:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: So Dakota Domicile

Call the county treasurer, for tax rates amd registration fees. SD does charge a balance on sales tax, IF you paid a lesser rate in the other jurusdiction. sd.gov A little search will answer your questions.
SDcampowneroperator 09/23/19 05:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: Propane tank recertification

Internal inspection is not necessary, as there is no oxygen or water, hence no corrosion. I have 100 # bottles made in the 1940s, 20-30# s made in the 80s. Its the external appearance of the bottle and valve requirement that determines refill. Old bottles can be recertified every 5 years forever if they appear sound and have proper valves.
SDcampowneroperator 09/18/19 07:49pm Truck Campers
RE: School me in public parks camping...

Mickey, you are smart to make sure that your camping style is in synch with your wife's needs and preferences! I'd rather be in an RV park with my wife than in the boonies by myself. ;) Years ago, I had a similar situation -- my wife was sure we needed full hookups. But I persuaded her to try boondocking for just a couple of days on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We brought extra water, a small generator in case we needed it (we didn't), and we agreed to take Navy showers every evening -- rinse, water off, soap, rinse. Bingo!! She was hooked. The silence and the privacy and the stars were priceless. Plus, unlike an RV park or a campground, the bathroom is exclusively ours, and we keep it nice and clean. That was 12 years ago, and we now search out boondocking whenever possible. But start slow -- a couple of days at a time. Don't try a week of boondocking (or even dry camping) until you are both comfortable with the idea. Once you have the hang of it, this method of camping will give you a lot more flexibility, and you can camp in some really remote and beautiful places. Good luck!! BINGO! All rvs have tank and power capacities for at least acouple of days off grid. 14days is our threshold. Persuade, convince, that your unit has capability. You can shower, do all on a lot less water and power than you thought. Welcome to rv world, where you are self contained only limited by the capacities of your unit and your conservation of them. Give limited service or off grid a try!
SDcampowneroperator 09/13/19 10:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: salvage dealers

Part out the usefull stuff your self, take the shell to the landfill or recycler. Sell the working parts.
SDcampowneroperator 09/12/19 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: School me in public parks camping...

We learned long ago to not be concerned with hookups in public parks. If the issue is hookups, we chose our unit with high capacities, or figureded out a way to maximize them such as more batteries, genny, waste tote, inverter. You must add, NO change your habits to conserve your power and water useage. Sure, we own and operate a commercial camp with all the frills you needed for the family, Thank you for patronizing private camps when it was your need. Now its time to cut or at least slim the cord and experience the many other offerings of outdoor hospitality travel. Most public parks do not offer full amenity, limit length of stay, may require purchase of a pass in addition to site fee, and many other variables. Might not be less costly or up your alley if your unit does not have larger tanks, one battery, etc. The world is now your oyster IF you are the more adventurous and proactive type. Look at the websites. Call for availibility. Best yet, head out to the national forests and BLM lands, any federal land, find a spot. You can stay 14 days free. Check it out usfs.gov blm.gov come to us to refill, dump, launder and shower, perhaps be our guest for a pampered night before or after the experience.
SDcampowneroperator 09/11/19 05:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Late check out

Early arrival and late checkout are only an issue in our outdooor hospitality industry. Hoteliers forbid or charge for early, late check out, as it adds to staff and costs, as it does to us. Hotels have only 2 options, 1 bed or 2. Camps have many more variables, as well as striving to suit your wishes. Where the early/ late becomes an issue is when that prime site is reserved. If all our sites were like a hotel or wally world all the same with hookups, arranging would be easy. Wear our shoes for a day, Most of the hotel comparison is flat out wrong. We have frequently stayed late/checked in early (after politely asking) and 9 out of 10 times, there is no cost (sometimes even though officially there is a fee, they tell us not to worry about it). Thank you and happytorv for your comments. They prove our business model is to serve special requests for sites with special features. I simplified the hotel/ rv park comparison as an ask for understanding. Rv parks cannot begin to equate the simplified view hotels may offer due to the acreage, lay of the land, type of unit. If parks were like a hotel, or parking lot with hookups where all are equal then you are right in your comparison. Where a 'Campground' differs is in site size,type, services, location to amenity, shade trees or not, many other variables. A late check out, an early arrival with so many variables is always a challenge to accommodate . rvers have many more wishes than a hotel guest. Do any hotel guests have satellite tv on the roof so no trees to the south? Insist on shade? Again, I ask come wear our shoes, then judge. Max Hotels typically have many room types beyond just the number of beds. - Ocean view, pool view or dumpster view - Balcony or not - Various suite types. - High vs low floors. - Etc... Ultimately, we can only request and if we are told "no", we must abide by that...but if it's a blanket "no" when it's clear there are plenty of open sites and will have zero impact on your costs/staffing and you can't articulate why, you just made it more likely that I don't use your campground/hotel next time around.
SDcampowneroperator 09/07/19 08:27pm RV Lifestyle
RE: SD Online drivers license renewal

sddops.gov you may renew online 180 days before or 30 days after expiry sdcl 32-12-43.1
SDcampowneroperator 09/06/19 07:12pm Full-time RVing
RE: Late check out

Early arrival and late checkout are only an issue in our outdooor hospitality industry. Hoteliers forbid or charge for early, late check out, as it adds to staff and costs, as it does to us. Hotels have only 2 options, 1 bed or 2. Camps have many more variables, as well as striving to suit your wishes. Where the early/ late becomes an issue is when that prime site is reserved. If all our sites were like a hotel or wally world all the same with hookups, arranging would be easy. Wear our shoes for a day,
SDcampowneroperator 09/03/19 08:03pm RV Lifestyle
RE: No Propane Flow to RV Appliances

OPD equipped bottles have a surge leak flow detector in their valves. When opening the valves on of he bottles , do it very slowly the first 1/2 turn then open all the way.
SDcampowneroperator 08/29/19 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using the black water tank as a second grey water tank

We had a TT with 2 40 gal. grey, 1 30 gal. black. Of course the shower tank filled before the galley or black. To extend our stays I made up a 4th temporary valve placed on the dump, then opened the 3 tank valves which allowed equalization in them so the entire 110 gal. capacity was used. Mixing the grey and black actually helps on dumping. The extra water in the black helped flush the solids. Do it.
SDcampowneroperator 08/29/19 06:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Relocation / Temp living in RV

research the sale market in where you may want to sell, then look at where you could buy. A toy hauler in NC or Pa. aint worth much resale in snowbird Fl. What sells in Fl. for premium may be a bargain in other places.
SDcampowneroperator 08/25/19 08:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: OK --- Guilty!

1 oz. of bleach to 50 gal. of black water will neutralize the waste. More bleach can cause serious harm to the digestive systems of wastewater treatment systems. Please use bleach sparingly on non community waste water systems. It kills the bacteria that treat the waste.
SDcampowneroperator 08/25/19 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for newbies

If you are a boondock or gov.t park lover, not a rv park resident, consider your capacities. Water,waste, power. many units do not address more than a short time ( overnight) without essentials. In our Carriage 5er, we can do 2 weeks water and waste with a genny a few hours a day.
SDcampowneroperator 08/21/19 07:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Travel Trailer vs. Motorhome (my situation)

For often moves ,access to comforts, MH. Time to hook up/ unhook towed, then Coach, longer and more troublesome than a trailer. You first have to have a level place to disconnect the towed, then still have to hook up the coach on site. Potentially costly tow system . Pros, smaller cheaper car, more campsite availibility, easier parking. Cons . Larger depreciation, less storage, complexity, as it is a complete home and vehicle in one package. One thing breaks down, you are stranded. For depreciation truck / trailer wins as better, has advantages of lesser cost, better resale, more storage and flexibility. Something goes wrong with either, you still have one to find an option for the night. Cons is maneuverability, large tow vehicle for daily driver. Backing an articulted unit, longer sites for disconnected units. I could explain more, it would take a book.
SDcampowneroperator 07/15/19 07:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Travel Trailer vs. Motorhome (my situation)

Next I recommend you reconsider buying only a new unit. RVs depreciate rapidly. Mine was in like new condition and cost less than half the cost of a new unit. Also RV construction and parts are often way less than perfect. New RVs always seem to require a shake down period and fixing issues. Let someone else do that for you. If you decide on a TT you should have lots and lots of choices for used units. A lot of families buy TTs and sell them after a few years and relatively little use as the kids grow up and refuse to travel with the parents. You told the OP to buy only a new unit. Then you tell him the benefits of used units. :h I think he mistyped. recommendation for newer used units.
SDcampowneroperator 07/15/19 06:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Extremely pet friendly

CCOA , Colorado camp owners assoc. will help. Many have pet services, from walking kennaling to vet. Your pets are also family, of concern. Every state campground association can be of help.
SDcampowneroperator 07/08/19 07:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Temp monitor for when leaving dogs in RV

Thank You for being a responsible rver with pets. When you have to leave them for the day, alert staff, a neighbor, arrange a walker anything for their care should you be away longer than you plan. . A power outage is a concern, more importantly is a delay in your return. Prepare for all contingiencies.
SDcampowneroperator 06/30/19 09:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Slides out / level

We appreciate and patronize businesses with space and policy to allow us an overnight or more on a journey when camps are well out provider. of the way or non existant in the area. We then donate an appropriate amount to the local charities If you are of the ilk to mostly look for free camping, the day will come wnen your wish for freedom and frugality is lost
SDcampowneroperator 06/26/19 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Benefits of registration in SD

To register for a new resident SD it does require you to be physically present, have proof, a reciept, from a lodging establishment for a recent overnight stay. You could fly in rent a room even if you did not stay the night and qualify.
SDcampowneroperator 06/26/19 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
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