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  1. ill.plainsman

    well it lasted a year. Our hybrid has lost its hold.

    Our Bullet Outback by Keystone has lost its hold on its self. 2019 model. The canvas has a plastic band on the edge of it, that clips the canvas to the wall. The clipping Im referring to seals the edge that is up against the front bunk. Where this makes a turn on the right side, its coming off...
  2. ill.plainsman

    We found it. Sleeping under canvas. In a hybrid.

    We found our special camper. We were looking all over for our special camper. We wanted a place to sleep without having to set up every night. ie. Walmart camping. We really like sleeping outdoors, ie. under canvas. We wanted to be able to use the bath facilities without setting up. We wanted a...
  3. ill.plainsman

    2021 Illinois popups spring rally

    May 14-16th 2021 at Champaign County forest preserve district. We have been here before and the people loved it. Its a county park so reservations are through the counties own reservation system. We are reserving In sites #1 thru #22 right now and if we get these filled up there are more loops...
  4. ill.plainsman

    Keystone Bullet Crossfires? 2020 Specs and evaluations.

    Im looking for specs on a new 2019 Keystone Bullet Crossfire. Last week my DW and I found a hybrid that looks simple enough for us. Not all the fancy stuff you know? 3 bunks in case we bring some Gr Kids. but really a nice setup with a slide and basic utilities. However No specs could be...
  5. ill.plainsman

    2020 8TH annual Illinois popups spring rally

    Welcome to the 8th annual spring rally for the Illinois pop-ups group. We are planning another one for the coming spring. This one is going to be held at the same place we had our first one and several others.. Champaign County Forest Preserve District at Middle Fork. 5 miles north of...
  6. ill.plainsman

    Illinois 2019 Spring Rally

    We have opened reservations on our rally at Starved Rock SP for this spring 2019. If some on here would be interested we are meeting May 31st thru June 2nd. 2019 . My site #21 we will use also as the rally site since there is plenty of room. There is quit a large area behind our site. Ive got...
  7. ill.plainsman

    Giant City SP Illinois

    Ok we are headed out to Giant City State Park. Southern Illinois at its finest. On the weekend of the 9th to 11th of August . A bit of a drive, 3.3 hours from Champaign but Im sure we can make it. We haven't been able to get out since the spring rally. My brother stopped by and said we needed to...
  8. ill.plainsman

    2019 Popup Portal Spring Rally

    Hi friends , Welcome to the very early 2019 spring rally forum. During the very fine event this last 2018 spring rally. We all agreed that we will do this again. So in conjunction with PopUp Portal and the FB group Illinois Po-Ups I would like to announce the time for our spring rally will be...
  9. ill.plainsman

    Illinois PopUp rally Fall 2018

    Im trying this again, just in case there is anyone from Illinois that hasn't been to one of these. Illinois PopUp Rally Fall 2018. Its lots and Lots of fun , interested and interesting people. We are lucky enough to have Lorie doing some craft ideas at the rally site on Saturday morning...
  10. ill.plainsman

    Friends Creek, Last camping trip this year , Friends Creek.

    To all our friends who love the camping experience. This'll be our last hurrah this year. On October 27th to the 29th we are planning to meet at Friends Creek by Cisco Illinois. This is a nice quiet little county park. We just got done with our Fall Rally at Morrain Veiw SP and we heard a remark...
  11. ill.plainsman

    1st summer Illinois popup rally

    We are doing it again. July 21st 22, and 23rd at Spring Lake in Macomb Illinois. Trying to post our rally this year is rough with this new format. We have met over here at Macomb the last 2 years and every time we have had enough people for a rally 6 and 8 campers respectively. Were looking for...
  12. ill.plainsman

    charging off a generator

    if charging off a generator is it best to use the DC part of the generator or should I use a car charger or use the 130v electrical supply to the popup through the converter? I have a 2013 Flagstaff HW27 ks. I also have a 2013 Powerhouse 2000Wi generator and it has a 12v DC supply at 8.3amps...
  13. ill.plainsman

    squirrels

    squirrels in our storage bay. [}:)] we found a place to store our camper for the winter but I have noticed a lot of squirrels around the shed and trees outside. one was even seen in the building. [V] I can't do anything about them except try to catch them. does any one on this board have any...
  14. ill.plainsman

    new year travel with rallies

    Hi everyone. I retired in middle of November and we have been waiting for this day for quit some time. we wanted to get out of Dodge right then but DW had therapy to go through. she will be done after Christmas and we are going where it is warm for a little while. we are making this a Rally get...
  15. ill.plainsman

    engineering a power slide out on bunk end.

    I on a wish to myself and not taking it seriously in another part of this forum I said I would be camping till after the grand kids are grown. but i was just thinking has anyone ever tried to put an electric motor on a couple of bunk ends? my DW can't open or close our bunk end cause she is...
  16. ill.plainsman

    20# vs 30# vs 40#?

    just wondering :smile_question1: who here has changed over to bigger LP tanks? I already have a couple of 20# propane tanks on the front of my Flagstaff. auto transferring set up is nice for a weekend incase I run low on saturday night but for running weeks at a time in cool to cold climates...
  17. ill.plainsman

    retirement age?

    well I think I have finally reached old age. the DW reached it a couple of years ago cause she worked for the state but I have always worked construction in private industry. i know what i want to do but how to do it is my problem. other than last year i have never been sedimentary. you see last...
  18. ill.plainsman

    front end panel chipped

    during a nice long trip last year we parked our camper and noticed a couple of chips on the front panel up by the top. but not in the roof. has anyone had this happen to them. the lower 1/3 is covered by diamond plate so no problems there, but the top 2/3 of the front panel seams a little naked...
  19. ill.plainsman

    RAMSEY STATE PARK

    We went down to Ramsey state park last weekend. it is a beautiful park to visit. very, very, wooded. it is a long way around the park if you want to hike around it or bike it. and if you go around it look for a lot of ups and downs as well as a switch back road. the road is tree lined and...
  20. ill.plainsman

    2 step, step lighting

    got the bug to put on some lighting on our flagstaff HW27 ks. the steps have a yellow light next to the steps but it is about chest height and just SHINES in your eyes. my solution was to put a couple of 12 inch led strip lights to the bottom of each step. run the wires back under the camper and...




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