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Day one

Posted 05-16-2017 at 08:57 PM by Lmg54

Bought New 2017 Jayco 23M Redhawk. Bucket List, check.
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Too Much Information

Posted 05-13-2017 at 04:51 AM by noeldale

Left for the Maintenance Session in Goshen and thought everything was going great. Oh the ideas of the innocent.

After a couple miles, feeling good at this point, I started having a growling sound everytime we went from an acceleration point on the pedal to a deceleration state. This would happen with the cruise being dropped one MPH, when starting to go downhill and decelerate, or just taking my foot off the pedal due to traffic. The slightest pedal towards acceleration...
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East out of Reno Nv.

Posted 05-06-2017 at 05:34 PM by Old Truck Driver

We went east out of Reno Nv. on I-80 over to Wells Nv. then North to Jackpot Nv. and Spent the night.(Nice Rv park)
Next morning after Breakfast packed up and headed north to West Yellow Stone area.
I have never tried Fly Fishing.But I am going to learn. We parked in a day parking area.
I grabbed my Fly Fishing equipment,put my sandals on headed for the water.
The World Famous Henry River.
If I remember right Out of State Licence is $18.00 for 3 days....
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After Sequoias.

Posted 05-04-2017 at 10:26 PM by Old Truck Driver

We went back to Bakersfield Ca. and took hwy 58 to Mojave Ca. and went north on hwy- 395
to Bishop Ca. and set up in Browns RV camp.
They have about 10 spaces to accommodate a 70 foot Motor Home and Trailer. 50 amp electric, water. The sewer is out front of store.
We could run the ATV's right out of Browns RV camp across highway 395 down a dirt road. It's a big area to play all the way to the Owens River and about 5 miles to south. If you went to the west you can go...
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Pismo Beach California and on ward!

Posted 05-03-2017 at 11:02 AM by Old Truck Driver

We found a nice Rv park. Inquired Where to go to get to the beach to ride the Atv's.
Now I have to explain that our Atv's are street legal,Lights ,horn, brakes,South Dakota plates.
I was told, they were not motor cycles so we can't ride them on the street. I would have to trailer them down the beach 2 miles to be able to unload them And play.
I said You want me to take my motor home down the beach which is a lot of soft sand,I will get stuck! He said...
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Continue to west coast Oregon.

Posted 05-03-2017 at 10:11 AM by Old Truck Driver

We went down hwy-1 in Oregon past Coos Bay to Florence Oregon.
We unloaded the atv's and played in the sand dunes and on the beach that was fun.
Next we went through the Red Woods Beautiful, I measured 1 in northern California it was 35 feet around.
Then we went to Richmond California and unloaded the car where Letha, Geri, Ruth, and Phoenix went to San Francisco. (I didn't want to go, being a truck driver for over 45 years, delivered the Bay many times)
They had...
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2016 Vacation Continued

Posted 05-03-2017 at 08:27 AM by Old Truck Driver

We left Custers Battle Ground and headed west on I-90 to laurel Montana. Then dropped south into Yellow Stone park. WOW if you haven't been there you gotta go.
After Yellow Stone we went out the south end the beautiful Grand Tetons were to the right of us heading to
Jackson Hole Wyoming.
That is the winter refuge for elk. When the elk come in to the refuge a lot of them walk right through town.
Onward through Idaho Falls Idaho And out hwy20 to Craters of the...
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For the most part a good vacation.

Posted 05-03-2017 at 07:27 AM by Old Truck Driver

I took all of September off.
I live in Montrose South Dakota.
My Wife Letha 2 Daughters, Geri & Ruth, one grand son, Phoenix. And me David.
The first stop Bad lands. Awesome.
The next stop Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park. We saw Buffalo ,Burrows.
Then we saw Crazy Horse Monument.
They have a long way to go to finish it.
Then we went to Devils Tower We were to long to drive to the base of the tower(71 feet 4 inches long).
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More Stuff Before the MS in Elkhart

Posted 04-30-2017 at 07:03 PM by noeldale

Spring has finally arrived in Michigan we were getting the final things done, some already listed as done. Then the final steps were going and other problems pop up.

The slide topper awning rail was completed and when the material was placed back on the roller it was determined that the spring had broken and would not retract. Therefore a new spring has been ordered. May include its' own experiences. Ordered from LazyDays. Spring is in and works well.

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Hufficon RV Mods

Posted 04-21-2017 at 12:46 PM by Hufficon
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Okay, so I bought a new to us 2003 Newmar Scottsdale 3257, and since nothing is ever built to Hufficon standards I need to bring it up to "code". First I guess I should let you know a little about Hufficon, well, it's my Jeep. I fell in love with Jeeps back in the 60's but it was in the early 80's before I found one I could afford. I found an old 1953 CJ-3B that I bought off of my uncle-in-law for $1000. Okay that's not Hufficon. The deal is I ended up (after several Jeeps) with my current...
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Backpacking Through Colombia

Posted 04-14-2017 at 06:38 AM by CascadeBob

Trapped in Colombiaís Guijira Peninsula
From Trip Reports, imaginetraveldiscover.com

Itís a hurricane and itís headed right for us!
Thatís the news we got from Franko, our guide. Worse, we were stranded in the tiny indigenous Wayuu village of Bahia Hondita deep in Colombiaís Guajira Peninsula (Wah-HE-rah); a land of hot, scrub and cactus covered desert that juts into the Caribbean Sea like a fist from the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela. This is...
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Posted 04-05-2017 at 05:19 PM by eyeball6622

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The "Smoke Test" Campout

Posted 03-30-2017 at 08:49 PM by Charlie72704

Martha and I went camping Monday of this week to test the modifications, repairs, replacement and additions we've made since last December.

Our campsite this week was Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas. We really enjoyed this place. There are only 30 campsites in this park so, should you want to go, book early after school is out and on holidays.

The Trip Wasn't All Roses

In fact the coach is still at the park because the living room slide out once...
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Before the 2017 Season

Posted 03-26-2017 at 04:20 AM by noeldale

Our first real trip is over and now the fun begins. The Beast is parked until the weather breaks.

We got home with +35' weather for two days and I was able to go to the state park, dump the tanks, replace the grey tank slide valve, and winterize the systems. Bought a new drain plug for water heater as it was clogged with tape and plumbers mud so bad it hardly sealed.

Ordered a new rear cap for the main slide topper, got up and saw all the pulled out rivets...
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Unplug from the corporate life

Posted 03-16-2017 at 09:52 AM by DVR Stream

After working in the corporate world for 33 years I have finally found the will, gumption and plan to unplug and take the deep plunge (retire). I have always enjoyed the outdoors but have never really seen much of the world outside of the Houston area. We have traveled some but it has mostly been local or to see friends and family. I have seen places like Yosemite, the Caribbean, Colorado Rockies but only for short stays and certainly never enough time to unplug and find time to relax and find...
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