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Old 04-10-2016, 09:40 PM   #7221
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Hope you've found a campground that's open. Most CG's in Wisconsin don't open until April 15. If you're leaving in 3 days, you're going to be a couple of days short.


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Old 04-10-2016, 09:41 PM   #7222
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Wisconsin State Fair Park is open year round. They have 50amp and full hook up.


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Old 04-10-2016, 10:41 PM   #7223
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Kinda funny that we are both on our 3 set of Lawing lights and the previous 2 were factory failures...
When you get the ignitor installed send some specifications on what you purchased and how you installed it. Like you I am tired of standing on my head to light the oven.

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Old 04-10-2016, 10:43 PM   #7224
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I've been to the exhibition hall too many times to count, but never realized they have RV sites (I see they're at the exact opposite side of the park from the exhibition hall). Makes sense they'd have them (Carney's and all), but I'm surprised they're open all year.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:51 PM   #7225
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.................... Did run into one issue I have to figure out. Shower is draining slow but sink drains fine. Not sure what is going on with that.


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Maybe when they plumbed it the piping is running up hill. If it's a long run I could see this happening. Unless something was dropped in the plumbing upon assembly.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:34 PM   #7226
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....Most CG's in Wisconsin don't open until April 15....
Tax day! Isn't that strange?
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:50 PM   #7227
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Started on an electronic igniter for the oven. Hate getting down on the floor to lean in and light it.

Figure it out quick. I leave for NC Tuesday and am there for a week. I'll swing by and rent you out to install the same setup on mine!
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:41 AM   #7228
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Figure it out quick. I leave for NC Tuesday and am there for a week. I'll swing by and rent you out to install the same setup on mine!
Where are you staying? We'll see what we can do.

I am trying for the complicated, deluxe method. The simple way would be to buy this kit: Brinkmann Universal Push Button Igniter-812-7221-S - The Home Depot And install the button in a hole in the front of the stove next to the spark knob for the burners. The igniter piece would mount right above the pilot light orifice and by pushing the button it would spark and light the pilot. This is a mechanical one spark per button push system. This is what you see on most simple grills.

I wanted to use a battery spark generator and have a simple, quiet button to push which activates the sparks. The electronic module with the battery in it makes about 4 sparks per second and will sure to light the pilot. Basically it's figured out, part of it is installed and working but I need to buy one more part for total success. I bought this kit: Brinkmann Universal Electronic Ignitor Kit-812-7220-S - The Home Depot But after installing the igniter piece in the oven, just above the pilot light, I found out that the electronic part (that creates the spark) was just too big to comfortably mount on the front of the stove next to the spark knob for the burners. The button is built into the case with the battery and the spark generator and just too big. I will be buying this kit: Weber Spirit 210-310 Gas Grills Igniter Kit with Front-Mounted Control Panel-7642 - The Home Depot This second kit has a remote button that is small and can easily be mounted on the front of the stove and the electronic part with the battery can be put inside the stove under the burners. Plenty of room for it inside. I will have to do some temperature testing and may have to wrap the electronic part in a thermo shield. I don't think that would be necessary though. Photos and details to come.
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Where are you staying? We'll see what we can do.

Sadly, the wrong side of the state! In headed to a buddy's house near New Bern and then head up to Colonial Beach, VA.

Do post details- I see my father-in-law soon and have a "honey do" list for him!
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Well. Just pulled into the driveway. Another good weekend camping. It did end badly! I got up last night to turn the fireplace off and slipped on the top step. Needless to say I ended up landing ribs first on the stairs and have suffered what appears to be broken rib(s). The CFO had went home last night with the kids, so I was helpless in the floor for a little bit. It was a struggle to lay in the bed, and and even bigger struggle to break camp and hookup this morning. Looking back, I will probably laugh at it. Right now.... Still not funny. Gotta do something about those slick steps!

Also, after this trip we have all decided that the theater sofa is not very comfortable. Might be looking for a residential replacement!


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Old 04-11-2016, 08:25 AM   #7231
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:38 AM   #7234
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Sadly, the wrong side of the state! In headed to a buddy's house near New Bern and then head up to Colonial Beach, VA.

Do post details- I see my father-in-law soon and have a "honey do" list for him!
New Bern is just north of me! Good time of the year to visit eastern NC....no humidity yet!
and if you don't like the temp wait an hour, it will drop/climb 40 degrees! Spring is always fun around here!
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New Bern is just north of me! Good time of the year to visit eastern NC....no humidity yet!
and if you don't like the temp wait an hour, it will drop/climb 40 degrees! Spring is always fun around here!
We sure are finding that with the swing of temps here in Myrtle Beach. We went from having the heat on last night to turning the A/C on this morning.

I'm looking forward to it. We're staying in a buddy's yard. I haven't seen him in close to a year. He's got a boat, so hopefully this weekend is nice.
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We sure are finding that with the swing of temps here in Myrtle Beach. We went from having the heat on last night to turning the A/C on this morning.

I'm looking forward to it. We're staying in a buddy's yard. I haven't seen him in close to a year. He's got a boat, so hopefully this weekend is nice.
Its supposed to be!
US 17 from Myrtle Beach to New Bern is pretty good....almost all 4 lane, one exception is a 20 mile or so stretch north of Jacksonville through Jones county but nothing to be concerned with! Wilmington had some bridge construction going on last time I was through there about a month ago.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I think some carpet will be going down. I might do the handrail too, although that would take some getting use to. I may have to do it just to get myself up the steps until I heal up lol.

It probably would have helped if I would have turned the light on in the bedroom.

Gotta love it. One minute you are sleeping in the bed.... Next minute you are motionless on the steps. Doh!


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Good luck! On the handrail....I put a backer support on the inside of bathroom wall and sandwiched the wall in-between the handrail brackets and backer....rail brackets came from HD...

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I use a small rechargeable flash light just for that reason. Has a high and low setting. One charge lasts over a month. Sure beats tripping in the dark!

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