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Old 10-11-2018, 05:33 PM   #14521
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:25 PM   #14522
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Ouch! Hope the state pays for the damage. Sorry to see that.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:33 PM   #14523
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Ouch! Hope the state pays for the damage. Sorry to see that.
Not sure if they would.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:21 AM   #14524
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I keep a can koozie on mine.


Now that is a great idea
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:23 AM   #14525
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There is an expectation that any RV will be able to enter/exit without damage. Youd be surprised what you can get done by simply asking.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:22 PM   #14526
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New tires

I just installed new Good Year Endurance 205/R75 - 14 tires on my 2015 Flagstaff 26FKWS. They are rated D rather than the load range C that came with the trailer and they sure are a heavier tire. Anyone use these - good or bad?
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:41 PM   #14527
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All loaded up and ready to hook up and head out for a long weekend at lazydays sefner FL. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-12-2018, 02:05 PM   #14528
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I just installed new Good Year Endurance 205/R75 - 14 tires on my 2015 Flagstaff 26FKWS. They are rated D rather than the load range C that came with the trailer and they sure are a heavier tire. Anyone use these - good or bad?
Very good choice. Did that last fall. After several trips, I can't say enough good about them. Very stable and smooth riding. I'm very confident in them. They lost 2 psi between last fall and this spring, while my two Castle Rock spares (nearly new) lost 20 psi.

I replaced mine after only 250 miles when I found a chunk of metal in a truck stop parking lot and blew 2 tires at the same time. Bad day at Black Rock!

You'll really like them.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:06 PM   #14529
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There are literally hundreds of posts on this issue.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:45 PM   #14530
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Winterized. Unloading all of the food and freezable liquids.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:15 PM   #14531
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There is an expectation that any RV will be able to enter/exit without damage. Youd be surprised what you can get done by simply asking.
I checked no luck
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:16 PM   #14532
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[QUOTE=Helmsey;1947801]I finally added a bike rack to the front of the 5er. Now I need to wash it, that thing is filthy!



that looks real nice

where can i buy one, for my 36 foot 5th?

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:37 PM   #14533
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Please post the "Name and Location /State of this State Park"! Help others to Not incur Damage! Youroo! ! MISSISSIPPI !
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:40 PM   #14534
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that looks real nice

where can i buy one, for my 36 foot 5th?

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What kind of king pin do you have? I have a hitch receiver sitting in my truck from my old camper. It doesn't work on the new camper's king pin.

The bike rack hitch is made to be parallel to the ground like the top of a Trail Air king pin or like what Helmsey showed. If it's angled, what I have won't work.

Otherwise, take the pictures from this post to a welder. For $50-100, she/he should be able to make one up:
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:01 PM   #14535
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It was at lake macbride state park in Iowa. I told a ranger and pointed out the possible culprits. He said they would be addressed. He did apologize as they keep up on them for this very reason however they must have been unnoticed.
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It was at lake macbride state park in Iowa. I told a ranger and pointed out the possible culprits. He said they would be addressed. He did apologize as they keep up on them for this very reason however they must have been unnoticed.
Thanks for posting the Park name so other members can keep a eye on this! Youroo! ! Mississippi!
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:57 PM   #14537
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Winterized. Unloading all of the food and freezable liquids.
I feel your pain! I had to do the same thing here after last weekend. It sucks that most campgrounds close after Columbus Day up here.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:49 PM   #14538
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Which issue are you refering to? There are literally thousands of posts in this thread.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:08 PM   #14539
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Which issue are you refering to? There are literally thousands of posts in this thread.
The one right above it.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:29 AM   #14540
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Installed the Camco winterization kit (water pump driven), and winterized it.

I can always remove the winterization if I take it out before spring, but at least now, I won't be caught off guard by a sudden cold snap. Was satisfying to get this out of the way.

One thing I noticed was that after the gallon bottle of antifreeze dropped to about 1/2 of its capacity, that the pump seemed to have trouble drawing the remainder out of the bottle. Solved this by cracking open a new bottle, combining 1/2 bottles, etc. Lifting (& tilting) the bottles helped a little bit, but not much.

In all, I used about 2.5 gallons (which looks to be about 1 gallon more than the more experienced members are able to get the process done with).

Not complaining -- I'd rather use a little more while I get used to the process, than to not have enough and suffer damage to the plumbing.

Glad I wore old clothes - even though I used the pressure relief valve on the WH, I got quite the splash when I removed the anode rod to drain the WH - along with some of the contents of the rod on my clothes. Surprising to see how quickly that rod deteriorates - it only was 'in use' for about 2.5 weeks, but about 3/4 of an inch of the plug end had already been consumed.
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