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Photos of New Fishing Bridge RV Park - YELLOWSTONE

Hey Gang. I've been searching for some time both here and mr. google but have not found any photos of the newly renovated fishing brdige RV park at Yellowstone. I've even looked on Yellowstone / Xantera website, and they still show the ancient pics of yesteryear. Anyone out there know of any? We've stayed there before and as we plan 2023 trips were wondering what it's like now. Thanks.
mleekamp 07/01/22 11:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Private campgrounds in IL or MO

One of the newest private campgrounds in central IL is Sankoty Lakes. They have a restaurant, are on the IL river, and have a few ponds. Just about 30 min north of Peoria. Small, new, and all FU from what I can see. Cabins too. FYI -- Sankoty is the name of the underground river running from Canada to southern states. It's a huge aquafir that many towns/cities pull water from. Our home has a well, not city water, and we are tapped into the Sankoty. Sankoty Lakes
mleekamp 06/10/22 07:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

Having had TT's for 20 years, I guess I was spoiled by filling the fresh water tank with a hose via gravity through a simple opening. We've had our C since late 2018 and for the first time this past Sunday (Memorial wknd), I needed to fill the fresh water tank with another 5 to 10 gallons of water for our last night. I carry an empty 5 gal container, no problem. Filled it nearby. The book states that I put the hose in the container, and attached to fresh water inlet, I did. I turned the valving to indicate "country fill", and turned on the pump. It's supposed to suck the water in, according to the book. But 20 mins of it, and only 1.5 gal went in. I fiddled with the hose and got maybe another couple quarts after another 15 mins. I feel like I'm going to burn up my pump. What gives? I guess I expected it to work better. "Normal" filling has pressurized water, and they call it "city fill". I get it. What am I doing wrong here?
mleekamp 05/30/22 05:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV parks on the beach Florida

Agree with Pensacola Beach RV and Santa Rosa RV. Topsail Hill Preserve SP is exceptional -- all FU -- on beach. But you need to book nearly a year in advance (11 months maybe?). We are booked for Destin West RV park, farther west than Pensacola (like santa rosa RV park) for 3rd wk June this year. Have not been to it yet but looks super nice.
mleekamp 05/27/22 06:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: towing a f-150 wheels down

Start with the owners manual. Look up the 2018 RV Flat Tow/Dinghy guide here via Camping world, I think links at top of page. I looked into towing our 2016 F150 flat down and it was doable. Went with a Jeep, now wife tags along behind as we downsized expenses so oldest could go to college. I'm sure others here will have experience with your application.
mleekamp 05/27/22 06:18am Dinghy Towing
RE: Onan 4000 fuel pump re-locate

I like the idea of a valve to run off a separate fuel can for winterizing / cleaning the carb. Will have to keep that in mind.
mleekamp 05/26/22 05:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2022 Ford Ranger Flat Towing?

The Ranger, 4WD, is all four down towable. eTrailer is a good source...they not only have done many installs, but have great how-to videos on those exact trucks. I just watched a few on the Ranger a few days ago. Must be 4WD, and able to be put in drivetrain neutral (different from transmission neutral) via the 4WD selector knob. We once had a truck that did not show N on the knob, but you had to click it like 5 times to make it happen. Anyway, check out eTrailer for info.
mleekamp 05/09/22 07:09am Dinghy Towing
RE: Generator exhaust bracket.

That's the way to do it...65 bucks is a joke. Some will get fooled, unfortunately.
mleekamp 05/07/22 05:43am Truck Campers
RE: It's getting warm in Arizona...

Sounds beautiful. Will have to put that on our looooong list of places to camp in the future. Hopefully w/o the fires!
mleekamp 05/07/22 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: OEM vs Aftermarket - Chinese JUNK Comparison

Another option, as long as the factory headlight assembly is not broken, is to buy the $30 (may cost more now than a few years ago) headlight restoration kit at your auto parts store. I tried it a few years back on an older vehicle. Basically, it's a paste, with some sort of grit, and you use circular pattern to mill off a couple thousands of an inch of the face plastic material. It's a multi step process but I saved money, and 3 years later they still look good. In the end, it allows you to remain using your factory lighting assembly but remove the yellow haze. Worth checking out for those in that situation.
mleekamp 05/01/22 05:13am Tech Issues
RE: Shout out to another of the Forums boards here

Yup. Saw that years ago. Thanks for the reminder -- doesn't hurt to review it once in awhile.
mleekamp 04/29/22 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warning for Blue Ox base plates on Honda CR-Vs

Yikes! Had not heard of this ever happening...BlueOx, not even other brands. We flat towed for a year with a 20 year old Jeep using the steel front bumper and a cheap tow bar -- something I was always worried about is what happened to you. I thought the actual baseplates (vs setup we used to have) was safer. Thanks for the warning!
mleekamp 04/29/22 07:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: Rapid City Area RV Parks

Rafter J in Hill City. It was a former stagecoach stop over 100 years ago. It's an incredible park -- wide, open RV spaces, some in the trees, some by the pool, it's an incredible park. Minutes from Rushmore, and everything you need/want. It books fast. It's private. And, if you look it up, you'll see how incredible it is. One of the top RV parks in the country. Been there 3 times and can't wait to go again in a few years.
mleekamp 04/20/22 07:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Tow dolly or not?

Another option, though less used, is having someone drive the car / follow behind. We did flat towing for a bit, but as we've downsized (our flat tow vehicle was used only for that), my wife now just drives behind us. We don't dolly or do 4-down. However, we do 3 or 4 weeks a year "full time" but when we fully retire in a few years, we will do either a dolly or get something to once again tow 4-down. Just an idea.
mleekamp 04/18/22 07:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: RV'ing couple missing

I pray that things turn out well...
mleekamp 04/05/22 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Selling RV, urgent help needed on proper process California

I have sold major items person-person many times, and besides certified funds (from a bank ideally, or cash) that you take to your bank to verify FIRST, you would sign over title AND provide bill of sale, signed by both parties. HOWEVER---I don't live in CA. You'll dislike me for saying this -- but you should figure all that stuff out FIRST before having sold it. Know the process for your state. Have a plan. Know what types of payments you'll take and HOW you will handle them. Contact the DMV (or website) of your state and see if they have info. Again, I can't imagine that it's any harder than Bill of Sale, Title signed, and certified funds.
mleekamp 04/05/22 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Help with malfunctioning automatic RV step.

I just had this problem late last year. Had to crawl under, disconnect the motor. It's a fairly standard connector -- find the small clip, push, and pull connector apart. I found new assemblies on amazon to be the best priced. Will be ordering our new one in next week or so ... looks straightforward to install (3 bolts I think). You will have to find your model number of the motor asy and go from there. ***NOTE: I'm talking about the motor/gear asy, not the whole step!!!! I also searched here on RV.net and found many others having similar issue; they fail every so often. I don't like the whole design.
mleekamp 04/04/22 08:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: are there upsides/downfalls to single-axle TT's?

Only had one single axle TT. Loved it...but it was SMALL for 2 of us and crowded for 4. The one item you mention about a flat tire/blowout on single axle is a big safety factor in two axle trailers. Not knowing your full situation, if it was me, I'd keep the TT you have for (1) size/room/safety, (2) as wanderinggaimlessly said, to do the occasional trip with your teen, (3) for the fact that prices are nuts and might be best to keep what you have. I guess for me it might make sense to do a 'steady as she goes' approach and do nothing, which is always an option!
mleekamp 03/23/22 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

I had this happen on occasion with our TT we had for many years. My suggestion is to avoid blocks to raise the front of your truck...dangerous. As long as you can get the ball hooked up, and of course cable for brakes/emergency brake, can you pull into your street, off to the side, and in 5/10mins have the sway bars hooked up? Point is, tow it onto your street, finish hooking up sway bars. You could also, when returning home, remove the bars in the street and then back it in. The issue with blocks for front of truck, is safety.
mleekamp 03/17/22 05:55am Travel Trailers
RE: In 2 years time I can no longer afford to buy a camper

Everybody got rich but me. I wouldn't say that, but alot of people sure got dumb over the last 2 years....sounds like you are not one of them the way you're playing your cards. Besides, who on earth wants a good deal and thinks spring time is a good time for a deal on a camper? :S I agree --- spring is not greatest time to buy. BUT, you get that spring fever, and ya gotta have it! The Class C we have now, I bought in late Sept of 2018...MSRP $104k. Dealer lot price: $77k. Soon as I spent more than 5 mins looking at it, $75k. Told him wife has to come see it too...$73,500. Wife comes to look with me the next day, but she's not sure. Say we are going to sleep on it. Price drops to $70k. Five days later, he calls and offers it for $67,500 plus tax. SOLD! Dang, I mean, I wish I had bought all our other campers (TT, TC) in the late fall!
mleekamp 03/16/22 07:02am Truck Campers
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