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Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By RickP
thanks! What full service campgrounds do you...

thanks! What full service campgrounds do you recommend in Tellico Plains?
Forum: On The Road... 09-23-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By RickP
Traveling to Great Smoky Mountains in October

We plan to spend a week in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We like to hike with our two dogs but know we can't do that in a National Park. Looking for campgrounds near the National...
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,968
Posted By RickP
Wall Drug not a great stop

We stayed at a Campground next to Wall Drug and couldn't wait to leave the next day...I wouldn't overnight. Packed with tourists as there are hundreds of miles of billboard signs promoting the place,...
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,968
Posted By RickP
Rafter J Bar is the place to stay

We discovered Rafter J Bar last Summer and loved it! Great location, near Custer St. Park (a must!), Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Mickelson Trail for long walks or biking is awesome. The Wild...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-17-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,682
Posted By RickP
My GMC 2500 Sierra has mirrors that extend 4...

My GMC 2500 Sierra has mirrors that extend 4 inches, but I don't need to extend, pulling a 23' International. Mirrors are great as-is.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-05-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,098
Posted By RickP
MPG on 5500 mile trip

Just returned home from 5,500 mile trip with 23' International FB. TV is new Duramax 2500 GMC Denali Truck. I traded in my 6.2 litre Yukon for the 2500 and sure glad I did! Such a better, safer ride...
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By RickP
drove it today - easy drive

drove it today - easy drive
Forum: On The Road... 09-16-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By RickP
212 From Devil's tower west?

Anyone take this route recently from Devil's Tower to Crow Agency/Little big Horn? We plan to continue from Little Big Horn to Cody and then Yellowstone. Just wondering about the 212 through Broadus...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-26-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,741
Posted By RickP
I have a WallyBox receiver on top of the AS and...

I have a WallyBox receiver on top of the AS and Dish subscription. Most of the sites we camp at have trees and can't use it. Kinda frustrating. Learning now that we should not have opted for the roof...
Forum: On The Road... 08-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,152
Posted By RickP
I bought my AS last year and promptly loaded it...

I bought my AS last year and promptly loaded it up with my two Aussies for a month-long, 5,000 mile adventure. They loved it! Never had a problem at a campground, in fact, the dogs were mostly...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-21-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,741
Posted By RickP
I have a Winegard on top of my trailer, but most...

I have a Winegard on top of my trailer, but most times I cannot get signal due to trees. Do I need to get a tailgater dish too for when my trailer-top unit can't get a signal?
Forum: On The Road... 08-09-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By RickP
Black Hills to Yellowstone

Part of our Fall trip includes a leg from South Dakota Black Hills to Yellowstone. Thinking of US 16 Cloud Peak Skyway - any input on the route from Black Hills to Yellowstone?
Forum: Refrigerators 07-07-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By RickP
what refrigerant?

what refrigerant?
Forum: Refrigerators 07-07-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By RickP
did you happen to park on a slope? If so, you may...

did you happen to park on a slope? If so, you may have a blocked cooling unit. Also, on Propane, there should be no light The button should be out for gas
Forum: Refrigerators 07-02-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By RickP
Do I have to Burp it?

Had my AS out front house for three days with fridge on and running great. Dropped it on the hitch last night to be ready to leave first thing in morning. Getting in trailer, the fridge had stopped...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-11-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By RickP
oh my! That is frightening! If you have to...

oh my! That is frightening!

If you have to work hard at releasing the chain, there is too much pressure. Raise the hitch until it is easy to release. I use the blue ox issue wrench, pull the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By RickP
I have the Blue Ox and it is no problem at all...

I have the Blue Ox and it is no problem at all releasing the chains when you lift the hitch and take the pressure off. That is the standard way of doing so with a Blue Ox. If you have to stand far...
Forum: On The Road... 05-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,073
Posted By RickP
Went throug Kansas City on my way back to...

Went throug Kansas City on my way back to California last summer. Easy-peasy
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-29-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,566
Posted By RickP
So appreciate all the input here! What started...

So appreciate all the input here! What started this thread was my bad idea of mounting a rear bike rack on my 23' AS and loading around 200lbs on the a-end of the trailer. VERY bad idea. My 2017...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-28-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,566
Posted By RickP
that's correct. Had to squeeze the brake...

that's correct. Had to squeeze the brake controller to stop the sway
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-28-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,566
Posted By RickP
I have an old Hollywood rack that weighs about...

I have an old Hollywood rack that weighs about 40lbs and extends 3' past the AS rear fender. With the rack and two bikes, it's easily over 100LBS. Didn't realize it, but that is a problem! Yes, I do...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-28-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,566
Posted By RickP
I wouldn't either. I have a sway hitch. I'm sure...

I wouldn't either. I have a sway hitch. I'm sure the issue was mounting bike rack on rear. The rack and bikes weigh over 100LBS and that caused the problem. Need another solution for bikes.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,566
Posted By RickP
Fishtailed for first time

I have a 23' International FB towed with Yukon Denali and sway bar hitch. I pulled my AS from Southern California to Missouri and back last summer with no problems ever. Recently, I installed a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-04-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,680
Posted By RickP
Water leaking out or leaking in?

Water leaking out or leaking in?
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