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RE: North Toledo Bend & South Toledo Bend State Parks Louisiana

That's just up the road from me but I haven't been there. I would recommend going over to Natchitoches LA though. Cool old historic town.
TxGearhead 09/17/20 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

Portland isn't but 1,902 miles from me.
TxGearhead 09/17/20 08:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

I definitely want to see the Maine coast before I die. July average temps in Portland are 60/80. Tempting.
TxGearhead 09/17/20 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Since we're talking about TL and their geometry, I was on here a couple years ago trying to solve RAM dually fender clearance and my Bigfoot. I got a message from TL to talk to them. They told me to drill a hole in the extensions 1" farther inboard to gain some clearance. I questioned that affecting strength. TL said the strength comes from the corners of the square extensions being twisted within the TL frame mounts. That is assuming the Fastguns have some fore and aft angle on them. I also talked to Bigfoot about using shouldered machinery eyebolt to move their hold down points farther out. Then TL asked me if I wanted a free TL hold down relocation bar. Heck yeah I'll take that. All this to say that TL will work with you to get safe and happy. Good people.
TxGearhead 09/17/20 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: alaska 2021 ???

I've been saying for 3 years "I'm going next year". Now I'm making it 4 years.
TxGearhead 09/15/20 07:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Advice on RV "carport"

Assuming if you have thought about it this far that you don't have HOA restrictions against carports. I would check with your city or county about how far you can go without pulling a permit. Also check if there are restrictions about how close you can get to your property line. Talk to a concrete company about backing a truck on your driveway; assuming you have a concrete driveway. Always be thinking: "where will the water go?". I would build it as big as I could.
TxGearhead 09/15/20 01:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

I first met the biting flies in Ohio. I think mid September in a state park on Grand Lake, waiting on sprint car races at Eldora. Those things are mean. We don't have biting flies, but everything else here bites or stings. If we do July it sounds like we would be OK. Biting flies would drive the wife crazy.
TxGearhead 09/14/20 05:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

When is the bug season in northern Michigan and Wisconsin? Black flies or whatever.
TxGearhead 09/14/20 03:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

About 3 years ago we had reservations at state parks in Michigan along Lake Michigan and over the top and down Wisconsin. I don't remember what happened but we had to cancel. That still sounds good. Maybe stay somewhere a week or so. Maybe Curtis, MI. And yeah, Copper Harbor is cool looking at Accuweather history. All good ideas, I have some research to do. Thanks!
TxGearhead 09/14/20 01:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Escaping heat next summer?

We escaped to Colorado for a month this summer, getting away from coastal Texas heat and humidity. It was fine but we have been to Colorado a lot, either on summer vacations or fall elk hunting. I'm open to somewhere else. Thinking upper Minnesota, Michigan, etc. Maybe New England. I don't think I want to pull from Houston across the Rockies to Seattle. We've done the Smokies, but not ruling that out. I would want full hook ups, shade, and nearby fishing.
TxGearhead 09/13/20 01:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just bought Truck Camper- how do I move

I used bed stake tie downs and turnbuckles back in the 1980's. As far as I knew that's all there was. Never an issue. Weight of the cabover was unknown. I didn't know what a CAT scale was. Never been to a truck stop.
TxGearhead 09/13/20 12:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Just bought Truck Camper- how do I move

If you have tie down loops in your truck bed is there a way to secure those to the camper tie downs? I'm thinking maybe Harbor Freight straps (chokers) and ratchet straps combined, or just ratchet straps. That would keep the straps from marking the camper. Assuming you have a sprayed bed.
TxGearhead 09/13/20 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: RV magazines

No great loss to me. Rarely saw anything that was more than a slightly critical review. Mostly just reprints of press releases.
TxGearhead 09/12/20 08:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

We used COE and state parks on a June trip from Houston to Des Moines. No problem. Bucksaw sounds familiar. Just got back from Durango and no problems. I would recommend making reservations the day before, or before lunch.
TxGearhead 09/12/20 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: tire pressure

Always run trailer tires at max pressure no matter how many axles. Don't chase the pressure depending on weather. Trailer and truck tires can easily have 10%+ pressure increase while driving.
TxGearhead 09/12/20 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Interesting entry steps / stairs.

I think I'll go back to what we had in the 1980's. Plywood box/steps covered in Astroturf, just wide enough to go through the back door and store inside. You ever step out the camper on icy folding stairs with cowboy boots? Ain't purty.
TxGearhead 09/12/20 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot tripping house GFI

I think it's fixed. May have been too easy. I used a dog bone instead of the hockey puck adapter, and used a different extension cord. The cord I was using looked a little rough and I had actually taped up a spot on the exterior sheathing. No bare wires showing though. This afternoon I'll plug the extension cord in and see if it throws the GFI. So, it's been plugged in for an hour and all seems well. Thanks for all the help diagnosing. I learned a lot and I hope others did as well.
TxGearhead 09/12/20 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot tripping house GFI

Thanks! I'll start with the breakers.
TxGearhead 09/09/20 06:00am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot tripping house GFI

Try unplugging your charge converter and see if it trips before you get to deep. I found it to be the issue with my other camper. Tell me more. I'm not understanding.
TxGearhead 09/08/20 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: Poor roadside assistance

Correction..the GS rep was Kim. Yeah I almost did it all. I'll just be honest..that 16 ply H rated tire on a 17.5" solid steel wheel is more than I want to pis* ant around if I don't have to. In October I'll be 70 and with 3 back surgeries. I do need to get a pipe or something to lever the spare off the carrier, rather than rely on GS. I carry a torque wrench and DeWalt 20 volt 1/2" impact, drill, recip saw, and 1/4" driver. I hope I'm qualified to change a tire. 20 years a Millwright and 20 more as a Machinery Specialist for the biggest oil company in the world. I actually had my 9mm in my pocket and when the dirt bags drove up I had my hand on it thinking we were getting robbed. Yeah they were that bad looking.
TxGearhead 09/08/20 11:28am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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