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RE: Camper Security

Just FYI for all...
TxGearhead 12/17/20 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper Security

Since it's NYC you probably shouldn't get caught with a heater. Not sure if a pump shotgun is legal either. At minimum a baseball bat. Your biggest problem is when you're not there. Ask around at work if someone wants to make a few extra bucks to let you park in their driveway. Back the camper against their garage or house blocking the door when you go to work. Double check your insurance policy. Look for a job somewhere else. Come on down to Texas, everybody else is.
TxGearhead 12/17/20 02:51pm Truck Campers
RE: February trip south on the East Coast

I'll be in Montross in March doing genealogy. Reminds me to make reservations at Belle Isle SP. Be aware of low hanging live oak tree limbs in Charleston and Savannah. If you haven't walked around old Charleston you may enjoy that. I think there is something called the Swamp Fox trail in S.C. We haven't done it, but should. You may want to check out Ft. Clinch near Amelia Island Florida. The state park there is supposed to be pretty good. Are there any eating spots you would recommend on the Northern Neck? I'm thinking we will be there 4-6 days depending on what I find in Northern Neck Historical Society.
TxGearhead 12/16/20 12:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie Question About Tie Downs

You could save some money by using hardware store turnbuckles. I'm not talking about some light duty household turnbuckles. Look for some with 3/8" or 1/2" threads. You will need to attach them to the camper tiedown eyes with maybe a shackle. Use good size chain to go from the turnbuckle to the truck tiedowns. Then save your money for Torklift Fastguns. I don't know how heavy your camper is. I would ask for comments from other members about using stake bed hold downs. Probably not for off road use though. edit add: The Brophy tie downs may be what I'm referring to as stake bed tiedowns.
TxGearhead 12/16/20 11:44am Truck Campers
RE: TC Fitted Cover

Watch Amazon for that Classic Accessories Poly-Pro cover. They go on sale occasionally.
TxGearhead 12/16/20 04:49am Truck Campers
RE: Pullrite Superlite - Best Dry Graphite Lubricant

I use WD40 Specialist Dry Lube with PTFE. That doesn't make me right though. I do spray degreaser on it occasionally and start over with the lube. To me it's kinda like a traditonal hitch ball. Too much grease is too much and not enough is not enough. It just needs a little on the ball. I spray it when I think about it. Don't over think it. You know the rule..grease attracts dirt and dirt produces friction. edit add: I just had to buy a new lock pin for the hitch. I got a new style pinbox hitch with the holes for safety chains. My original was the old style with no provision for chains. So with apparently too much time on my hands I moved the "add a links" that I hook on to to the more rearward holes. I was thinking...that's 6" less that I have to stretch out on the tailgate to hook up the chains. Well the safety chains got tangled in the spring loaded safety pin and bent it. PullRite charged about $24 for a new pin. I should get it this week.
TxGearhead 12/15/20 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to Develop a Solution for Scissor Stairs (Bigfoots)

I don't have dogs so no issue there. I think we are all defaulting to something that folds up for some reason. I've been saying I was going to build a set of steps similar to what I had back in the 1980's. Just wide enough to pass through the door and store inside. Made of plywood and covered with astroturf or carpet to prevent damaging inside the camper. **I got this far with this post and realized I posted the same thing earlier....disregard.
TxGearhead 12/13/20 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: TN in early June and early Sept

Bristol, Sept 18 Saturday 7:30pm
TxGearhead 12/12/20 04:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Sailor in the Family

Congrats!! From an old ET.
TxGearhead 12/08/20 03:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: New F350 Tremor with a SB Camper

TxGearhead 12/04/20 03:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Newbie questions

I used concrete blocks for awhile, but found that 6x6 wood about 16" long with a 4x4 on top and across the bottom of the camper is easier to move around. Three supports under the camper...front edge, in front of the wings, and as far to the rear as possible. I have to move all but the far rear supports to load and unload and that concrete gets heavy.
TxGearhead 12/04/20 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: Toyota motor homes

X2 on what BarabooBob said. Co-worker had one with constant rear axle issues.
TxGearhead 11/29/20 07:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you wake up to this morning?

mid 60F and rain.
TxGearhead 11/28/20 04:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Recomendation for campground near Memphis.

I think there is a COE at Arkabukla Lake south of Memphis in Mississippi. A bit out of the way but you could take the loop around the east side of Memphis, then 61 north back to I-40. Or take 61 through "Blues Country" down to I-20. Check out the "Crossroads" at Hwy1 and Hwy 8. Ground Zero Blues Club and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Otherwise X2 on Tom Sawyers.
TxGearhead 11/23/20 11:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana State Parks

Best I could tell around Oberlin was the fartherest north for substantial damage. We had a huge pine tree go down in our family cemetery there. Dequincey and Reeves looked bad.
TxGearhead 11/22/20 05:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana State Parks

I can tell what I have seen...coming from Texas as soon as you cross the Sabine River into Louisiana it looks bad. Lake Charles looks terrible. Small towns north of Lake Charles appear to have had the eye pass over them with max strength eye wall winds. I haven't been to Lafayette or points east. I would assume Lafayette took a bad hit, being on the "dirty" side. But the farther east you go the better things should be. Call first. We have talked about Louisiana State Parks for a winter trip and I need to call around as well.
TxGearhead 11/19/20 06:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Craighead Forest Park, Arkansas

Another great place just east of Poplar Bluff is a Corp of Engineer Park called Redman Creek. It's all cement pads, full-hookups and with your senior pass ( if you qualify for the federal pass) is $14 night. Locals tend to book it for weekends, but there are usually sites during the week. Reservation only at website. Could you double check that? Poplar Bluff in what state? ***Disregard. I found it. Missouri.
TxGearhead 11/14/20 06:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What did you wake up to this morning?

Forecast tonight is a frigid 66. I think you better be getting ready to throw another log on the fire. It got down to 23 this morning and we're enjoy the day's high right now of 29. It feels a lot warmer than 29. Yeah it can get cool here. Usually in January a few nights freezing. I've got a Republic of Texas orange tree with maybe 4 dozen oranges that will be ripe in maybe 3-6 weeks. It's camping time here on the Texas Gulf Coast. You wouldn't want to be here in July/August.
TxGearhead 11/09/20 06:08pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you wake up to this morning?

78F right now. Forecast tonight is a frigid 66. Yesterday I sat on the back porch all day with a Boston Butt in the Lyfetyme Smoker. Cut some collard greens from the garden and got them going on the stove with a chunk of leftover frozen New Years ham. Grandkids all came over and played in the back yard. I just pressure washed the back porch and need to do some touch up painting. I REALLY need to go fishing. I have a endoscopy and colonoscopy scheduled Thursday. Oh what fun. Oh the life of a retiree.
TxGearhead 11/09/20 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: Nascar Follies

Congrats to Chase. A fresh face.
TxGearhead 11/08/20 05:18pm Around the Campfire
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