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RE: Bad lands area

Thanks all. I did gorilla glue my handle back on the cup, but it is also chipping badly and I found out that our rally tour will include Wall Drug, so I won't be making any extra trip for a coffee cup. thanks for all the great info. Much appreciated.
garmp 07/07/21 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad lands area

OK. Another opinion, please. My favorite coffee mug broke the handle off. It was from Luckenbach Texas. Should I get one from Wall Drug or from Deadwood? Badlands Nat'l park?
garmp 07/06/21 04:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Bad lands area

We have a night at Cedar Pass Campground (in the Bad Lands Nat'l Park) before heading to a KOA at The Devils tower for another night, then off to Custer State Park, Blue Bell for 2 nights then Sylvan Lake for another night. From there we head to Spearfish Campground for 6 days of reunion-ing, various tours and food. What are the must sees and does in these areas? Never been there and it's all new to us. 26" class C with no toad, but will have 2 e-bikes, so parking, tunnels, etc are considerations. Thanks.
garmp 07/01/21 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electric bikes !!

We bought 2 Pedego bikes. Not the cheapest, but does have a local dealer, which for us is worth it's weight in gold. For two asthmatics with bad knees they are a god send.
garmp 06/29/21 03:55pm General RVing Issues
Roadside Assistance

Pulled into a COE park and as we lowered our levelers the rear wheels began to come off the ground, so stopped immediately to retract the jacks. They wouldn't retract all the way. Called FMCA Roadside assistance, for which I pay dearly, and was told the levelers were not covered. Service came out & disconnected everything costing me a bunch, & the next day we limped home. Guess it was my fault for not checking what was & what was not covered. But wouldn't you think levelers/jack would be covered? What does your RA cover? Who do you use? It's gotta be better that this! Thanks
garmp 06/28/21 02:45pm General RVing Issues
Love the outdoors?

Bob does. https://i.imgur.com/dFJTuOel.jpg
garmp 06/27/21 09:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Smoked Pork Belly - Super Dave?

Not Super Dave but here's the recipe I follow for pork belly. 2 pound slab of pork belly with or without skin 2 cups of water 1/2 cup of kosher salt 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 2 teaspoons of paprika 1/4 cup Maple Syrup 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon pink curing salt / Prague powder / curing salt When the solution is well mixed, pour it into the bag over the pork belly. Then carefully squeeze out as much of the air as you can from the bag and seal it. Place the zipper bag with the belly in it, in a large bowl or container just in case it leaks. Place that bowl in the fridge and let it sit for two days. After two days, flip the pork belly over and let it sit another two days. Repeat this process for up to 7 days and no longer. At the end of the seventh day, dump the liquid out of the bag containing the now cured pork belly and rinse the pork belly under cold running water to wash off any excess cure. After rinsing the pork belly, fill a large bowl or container with cold water. Submerge the pork belly in the bowl of cold water and place it in the fridge to let it soak for an hour. When an hour is up, dump the water and replace it with fresh cold water. Repeat this process for 2 to 4 hours. The goal is to remove the excess salt that has absorbed into the bacon, so that it isn’t overly salty.  NOTE: It is possible to soak the bacon even after finishing it in the smoker. It’s better to do it before, but if the bacon is still too salty, soaking afterward works just fine. Finally, it’s time to get smoking! Pre-heat the smoker to 200 degrees F. Fill the water pan of your smoker with apple juice, water, or a mix of both. This provides moisture so the bacon doesn’t dry out, but also some sweet flavor. Place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the pork belly, so that you can gauge the internal temperature properly. Put the pork belly into the smoker, close it up, and add the wood or wood chips. I prefer to use apple or cherry wood because it gives the bacon a milder smoke flavor with a touch of sweetness. If you use anything stronger (like pecan, mesquite, or even hickory), then you should go very light with the amount of wood so as not to over-smoke the bacon. For an electric smoker, I used a 1/2 cup of soaked apple wood chips (or a mix of apple and cherry wood) added at the beginning of the cooking process. This is plenty of smoke, but for those that want it smokier, add another half cup of wood chips after the first hour. I wouldn’t add more than that or the bacon will just taste like a slab of burned wood. When the bacon reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees F, it’s ready. A two pound slab of pork belly will take roughly 2.5 hours to reach 150 degrees F. Remove the bacon from the smoker and take a whiff of what will soon be your homemade bacon! Let it cool completely first and then place it in an airtight container or zipper bag in the fridge until you’re ready to cut it. Cold bacon is much easier to slice, so I recommend letting it cool. Depending on how you flavored your cure, the color of the bacon mixed with the smoke from the wood chips may result in some interesting colors for the outside of the bacon, but that’s expected. The interior should still be nice and pink. When the bacon is cooled down, use a long, thin, and sharp knife to cut the rind (the dark outer bark of the bacon) along the length of the slab. This piece is edible, but it will probably be very salty and it won’t be the best expression of the bacon. The inside, pink, part of the bacon is what you really want. Cut thin or thick slices and enjoy! Thicker slices requires a long and slow cooking method, while thin slices can be cooked like any store-bought bacon.
garmp 06/24/21 04:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Hall county park or Mormon Island SRA, Nebraska

Working our way back to St. Louis from spearfish, SD in mid to late Sept. and was looking at either Hall county park, NE or Mormon Island SRA, NE for a night or two. More than likely two. 26" B+ needing only electric, but water is also nice. Possible a shower and a dump station. Any experience/preferences? Pros and cons. thanks
garmp 06/20/21 02:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

Like others, when I smoke meats I generally smoke a lot, vacuum seal and pop into the micro wave for almost instant long smoked meals. I do baby back ribs, beef ribs, brisket, corned beef, country ribs, and a lot more. Even air fry chicken wings, seal & freeze. Ain't nothing better than after a long day of driving & setting up to pop a bag into the old microwave and having brisket like it just came off the smoker.
garmp 06/14/21 02:41pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: It’s that time again.

Heavy Horses, Copper & Gold
garmp 06/14/21 02:34pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Our first 8000 miles with a Garmin RV890

Just had ours a month & after 1600 miles it functions well. Switching from car to RV is simple and shows the different routes. Have an issue with the voice it uses and cannot change it. Downloaded as per service techs and no go. After several calls to service, I found out that others have had the same issue. They didn't like Zoe's voice either. Tech support is working on it. I told them that for what I paid for it, it should work as advertised. Told tech support that I'm leaving mid July on an extended trip, and would like to have that voice changed before then. He told me that if they cannot duplicate the problem to analyze and correct it, he would send out a replacement unit. We'll see what happens.
garmp 06/14/21 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hubcap issues

I replaced mine with the bolt on type, after loosing one. Like these. Not the cheapest, but way better than buying one after another, only to possibly loose it again.
garmp 06/14/21 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
Level

Having issues with our leveling system and started to wonder what others use for a level. Do you use a phone app? Carry a carpenters level? How long? Where do you place it? Counter, floor, dash? thanks
garmp 06/08/21 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Missisippi RV parks on I-55

Try Persimmon Hill COE. Just across the bridge from Wallace Creek COE. We feel it's more big rig friendly. No cable hook up but full hook up for $12 with Geezer Card.
garmp 05/23/21 10:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First Time

A 26' Phoenix Cruiser here and if we stay at a "touristy" type park we rent a car for the day of what ever. In the park, to get a bag of ice, ice cream cone, whatever we use our bicycles. Something else to carry around, but they do come in handy. Good luck to you and safe travels.
garmp 05/23/21 10:33am Beginning RVing
RE: Propane tank

Getting SeeLevel installed on my Phoenix Cruiser in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to get rid of the 4 idiot lights.
garmp 05/23/21 10:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which park

Thanks a bunch pbeverly. Super good information. Appreciate it.
garmp 05/07/21 06:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chickasaw State Park

Another note: there are two sections to the park. We thought the regular section was awfully tight and hilly, with our 26' class s, while the equestrian section is flat and easier is and out and a whle lot more level.
garmp 05/06/21 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling around Lake Michigan

Last fall we went up through Wisconsin & into Michigan. Just inside the Michigan state line is a county park, Little Girls Point County Park. Right on the Lake Superior shore. Great little hidden gem. Electric only, no dump nor water fill, but wat a view. Fell it might be worth your look see.
garmp 05/06/21 07:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Which park

Already thinking about next spring trip. This year is already mucked up. We want to head out in the spring & simply can't fit in in this year. We want to go to either Huntington Beach SP, Hunting Island SP or Edisto Beach SP. Which of the three would you camp & why? We have a 2' class c and only need 30 amp. Anything else is a plus.
garmp 05/06/21 07:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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