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Old 07-17-2018, 08:20 PM   #1
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Drains, Tires, Dual Hitch, and TPMS

Getting ready to head from NJ to Yellowstone so putting in some work and $

Started by replacing the drains with some decent valves. I’m not handy BUT with the PEX it was stupid easy. Cut the old fittings off, slid on a clamp and the connector... then a quick squeeze with the crimper and DONE. ( see before and after pics).
Sanitized the fresh water
Also threw on 6 new Michelin XZEs with metal valve stems and extenders. Tomorrow I put in the TST TPMS.
Also ordered a dual hitch receiver so I can tow and Cary bikes. I’m tired and broke. But mainly broke.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:23 PM   #2
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So your plan it to stay the northern route?
Where are you staying in Yellowstone? I usually ise Grizzly RV Resort of the west entrance to the park.

Also if you have a chance you need to leave Yellowstone and drive thru it south to the south entrance and into the Teton NP then to Jackson Hole Wy.

If you need any advise just ask as I have travelled that route a bit.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:59 AM   #3
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So your plan it to stay the northern route?
Where are you staying in Yellowstone? I usually ise Grizzly RV Resort of the west entrance to the park.

Also if you have a chance you need to leave Yellowstone and drive thru it south to the south entrance and into the Teton NP then to Jackson Hole Wy.

If you need any advise just ask as I have travelled that route a bit.
I'm from S.NJ I have a whole itinerary for you if you like..If your going to Yellowstone, Right off I-90 is an 1880's town replica of an old SD town, KOA right across the road. Wall Drug Store. Wall, SD. The Badlands awesome. BadLands / White River Koa really nice.. Mount Rushmore,, town of Custer is has some great vintage and collectibles and some nice little nothing fancy places to eat. Crazy Horse Monument. Our trip was 16 days left early early morning on a Friday and home 2 weeks on a Saturday.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:41 AM   #4
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Getting ready to head from NJ to Yellowstone so putting in some work and $

Started by replacing the drains with some decent valves. Iím not handy BUT with the PEX it was stupid easy. Cut the old fittings off, slid on a clamp and the connector... then a quick squeeze with the crimper and DONE. ( see before and after pics).
Sanitized the fresh water
Also threw on 6 new Michelin XZEs with metal valve stems and extenders. Tomorrow I put in the TST TPMS.
Also ordered a dual hitch receiver so I can tow and Cary bikes. Iím tired and broke. But mainly broke.
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Very nice. For me I didn't want to mess around with the PEX so I used these:
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:14 AM   #5
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This is the valve I installed inline inside my compartment to drain my water tank.

All I had to do is cut the blue plastic line and this just slips on.
https://www.campingworld.com/valve-i...s-qc35-type-39
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:45 AM   #6
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Getting ready to head from NJ to Yellowstone so putting in some work and $

Started by replacing the drains with some decent valves. Iím not handy BUT with the PEX it was stupid easy. Cut the old fittings off, slid on a clamp and the connector... then a quick squeeze with the crimper and DONE. ( see before and after pics).
Sanitized the fresh water
Also threw on 6 new Michelin XZEs with metal valve stems and extenders. Tomorrow I put in the TST TPMS.
Also ordered a dual hitch receiver so I can tow and Cary bikes. Iím tired and broke. But mainly broke.
Nicely done! Good luck on your journey!
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3 is Devil's Lake in Wisconsin rcampli?
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:22 PM   #9
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Wisconsin Dell KOA. Most of the campgrounds we stayed at are KOA's, we have KOA membership and a lot of KOA's are convenient on and off the interstates.
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#2 Sandusky, OH - Sandusky / Bayshore KOA - will never stay there again.
#3 Wisconsin Dells, WI - Wisconsin Dells KOA - Nice campground for one night. a very large hill to get up to the sites
#4 Midland, SD - Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA - this is where the 1880's town is across the road.
#5 Interior, SD - Badlands / White River KOA - really a nice campground off the loop road of the Baldlands National Park
#6 Custer,SD - Custer/ MT Rushmore / Black Hills KOA its a traveler KOA nice right the main street of Custer, SD close to all attractions.
#7 Walmart we stopped at for some supplies off exit 25 in Sheridan, WY
#8 West Yellowstone, MT - Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA - 6 miles to the west gate.
#9 Fountain, CO - Colorado Springs KOA - Pike's Peak
#10& 12 & 13 Were campgrounds we were planning to stay, decided to drive further.
#11 Oak Grove, MO - Kansas, City East/ Oak Grove KOA
NOT on MAP - LAST STOP BEFORE HOME WAS - Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA
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