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  1. l2l
    01-12-2012 03:32 PM - permalink
    l2l
    Hey bud got this PM from a new member, not sure if I can help her or not?
    Thx

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    Hello,

    I'd love to be able to participate on the forums, but I'm still in the membership queue waiting to be entered. It's been a few days now. So, I'm just wondering how long it will be until I can post on the forums.

    Thank you for your time and attention,
    Della
  2. Sadie
    10-21-2011 02:31 PM - permalink
    Sadie
    Thanks for the welcome! Sadie
  3. Yushokuma
    09-15-2011 06:30 PM - permalink
    Yushokuma
    OK so I got good advise how to fix the leak in roof...but now I need to know how to remove completely the old Skyliner/Braud? antenna, I want it gone, hole plugged & seal roof. My son and I worked to remove and it got to a point where it would not budge, so it just layin there...waiting for the next rain! Gotta get the tarps out. HELP!
  4. ctfortner
    06-22-2009 07:54 AM - permalink
    ctfortner
    Hey gspecht,

    I never had to repair mine where the canvas meets the top. I did have to fix a leak on mine on the roof, where the rubber roof met the aluminum.
    Have a look here
    https://www.campercommunity.com/forum...ak-repair.html

    Have you inspected the area, is the canvas not sealed on that one end? I dont think the process I used will be similar to yours, and something else would need to be done. You may want to post this is the forum as well, possibly others have had this problem and could help better.
  5. gspecht
    06-15-2009 09:29 AM - permalink
    gspecht
    Hi, just joined today and see that you have a trailer similar to ours. Our story is that we are just getting back to camping after being gone for 17 years. We stopped comping after the kids were grown and married. Started riding Harleys instead! Anyway, we now have 7 gradnchildren, one of which lives with us...an 11 year old girl. So, we started thinking about camping again and had been looking around for a good deal on a Hybrid, a Keystone Cabana that has barely been used. Took her for a trip this week-end and discoved the hard way we have a leak (it had been stored inside for 2 years, really don't think seller knew) It leaks right where the canvas meets the top on one end (has two bed slide outs). I see your trailer is a lot like ours...any good advice on the best way to go about sealing the leak before the next rain? Also saw all the great recipes posted by your family. Happen to have one for making a huge batch of kettle corn in a large cast iron kettle?
  6. ctfortner
    02-23-2009 07:45 AM - permalink
    ctfortner
    Dan,

    Yeah, mine has one fold out bed. Its real simple to use, and the great thing is that even when its folded in, you still have full use of the rest of the camper. The bed is on the end next to the table. We can use the table without limitations when the bed is up or down. It takes me 5 minutes at most to fold out the bed and set it up. There are 2 bars that support the bed on the outside and when you fold the bed down, you put the 2 bars in place, use another support bar on the inside, set your mattress in place, done.

    Mine is a 19', but I didn't get the light version. Its pretty heavy, but the 1500 Ram doesnt have any problems towing it, but I can definitely tell its back there. My truck does not have a "tow" setting either, just drive and overdrive, so I have to tow in drive so I do not wear the tranny out. I get about 6-7 MPG towing at 60-65 and its really turning some RPM's at that point, 3000 or more.

    I dont think you would kill your F150, depending on trailer weight and the particular truck you have, but if you are taking longer trips, the lighter the better. I usually camp within 2 hours of home, and the one time I hauled it 4 hours, I said I wasnt doing that again until I got myself a diesel. On the other hand, and friend has a newer F150 with all the bells and a 22-23' camper (light model) and said it tows like a dream. So much of it has to do with tow capacity and trailer weight. Good luck on your camper hunt, let us know what you get.
  7. bassin
    02-22-2009 12:02 PM - permalink
    bassin
    Hi CT, I noticed your camper has at least one pull out bed. Are they pretty simple? Or are they a little more involved like the slide out living spaces? And, are they worth the added space that they save? I've been looking at the Jayco feather ex-port and the EXP versus the Sport, which have no pullouts. We do mostly many weekend trips, so the less "prepping" of the camper at the campground is important.

    One of the old campers that I'm looking at is a, truely, 25'(1972) Airstream. It seems to be a little too big for multiple weekend trips. I don't want to "kill" my F-150 by maxing out its limitations. If you don't mind, I was wondering what your thoughts were on these matters.
    Thank you, Dan
  8. ctfortner
    10-21-2008 07:51 AM - permalink
    ctfortner
    I wouldnt blame anyone for moving out of Memphis, it hasnt gotten any better. It is pretty country up north, wife is from MN. Just a little cold for me during the winter. Let me know if yall are ever back in town and want to camp. We go to arkabutla quite a bit, and Enid as well.
  9. robinamprusty
    10-15-2008 06:38 PM - permalink
    robinamprusty
    Hi, wanted to let you know I am a Memphis Brat.Grew up my teen years there,went to Woodale high in the mid 70's.I have a brother and sister that live on the line of Miss. I know they camp and fish often. I have been up north for sometime,love the beauty of the seasons here,but huge part of me is still south.
  10. antigua
    09-15-2008 07:30 AM - permalink
    antigua
    Hi
    Ya, we've been pretty busy lately. We've been camping like crazy and still have 2 more trips booked. 1 is in a couple of weeks and the other will be in October on our Thanksgiving long weekend. That will be it for camping until next year. We had a lot of work around the house, mostley flower bed gardens and some construction around the house. This is the first I've been back on the site for a while I guess. I've checked in once in a while to see what's up.
    Thanks for your post. We'll be talking soon.

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Posted 04-13-2011 at 01:28 PM Comments 0
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5 Ways to Remove Stubborn Tree Sap

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If tree sap has ever gotten on your tent, you know the difficulty and pain of trying to remove it. Youve also probably heard a million different ways to get rid of it. If you have invested money into the best family cabin tent money can buy, you might want to think carefully before you attack the tree sap with the strongest chemical under the sink. Choosing the wrong...

Posted 01-09-2009 at 10:00 AM Comments 5
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Weve all had some bad experiences in our daily driving, whether its a flat tire, overheating radiator, or maybe even a dead battery. So what do we do? Pull over on the side of the road, turn our flasher on and take the necessary action to get the problem resolved.

Its a Friday afternoon and you are on the way to your favorite campground. Your travel trailer or 5th wheel has let you down, and is broken...

Posted 07-25-2008 at 08:40 AM Comments 1
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If your in the market for a used RV, the most important thing you can do, is DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

A used RV, much like a vehicle, will have depreciated in value, even if its less than a year old and hardly used. That's not great news if your selling one, but it is great new is your a potential buyer.

You should take the time to go over a used RV/Camper with a fine toothed comb, regardless if its at a dealer or individual.

Typically you will get some kind of...

Posted 06-18-2008 at 10:41 AM Comments 0
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Are you a parent? If you are, do you and your family enjoy camping? As fun and exciting as camping can be, it can be a little bit frustrating or stressful when you go camping with young children. With that in mind, there are a number of steps that you can take to ensure that your next camping trip, namely one with your young children, goes off without any problems.

One of the first things that you can do, when planning a camping trip with young children, is keep your children in mind....

Posted 06-18-2008 at 10:31 AM Comments 0
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There is no better bonding opportunity for the whole family than going to campsites. Camping is an outdoor activity that would surely lure kids.

The experience and the adventure campers could achieve are truly memorable thoughts the family could treasure forever. Thus, it is practical that whenever there are outdoor events with camping, families almost always rush to enlist in the activity.
There are many special and annual events that offer camping activities.

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