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  1. skeetercampsintexas

    Gracefully bowing out...

    So with the addition of the new look of the forum here and some of the additions I feel as though the forum is headed in a direction I personally prefer not to go. I'm stubborn, I know, but I dont enjoy the idea behind most social media sites, its just not my thing. Nothing personal to anyone...
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    A quick maintenance reminder.

    So guys, if you don't take the time at least once a year to check ALL of your seals, you definitely should. For most of us, this is common knowledge. For the folks out there who may not have owned a camper before, no matter what style, this is something that really needs to be done annually, if...
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    The dark side is calling us...

    Well I finally got to spend the weekend in my new to me project. A 2014 hill country 32 foot "something or another" model. 2 slides, sofa, double rocking chairs, full bath with stand up shower and a solid queen sized bed. It came to us free of charge from my parents who bought it new but...
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    I'm no real savvy on AC, any hints?

    So I finally got the new to me TT, a 2013 hill country 32 footer. It needs some work, but in setting it up at our property today I find the AC isn't working. Power comes on and it sounds like it's going to start, but there's no fan, and as and result no cold air. Once it starts it sound like it...
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    Monarch butterflies

    Just thought this was neat to share, as most of us are nature lovers. I was out at our property yesterday and we have a LOT of monarch butterflies this year. We typically have quite a few but I've never seen any year with quite so many. This property is in North texas, about 20 miles south of...
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    Generac IQ2000 update review

    So for those of you interested I'd just like to add a little update to my thoughts on the iq2000. As for price, the unit is inexpensive when compared to top brands at $799. This last weekend was opening weekend of bow season, and although the generator didn't see a lot of heavy pull, it did get...
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    Park model rvs...

    In trying to find a temporary place to put our future tiny house, legally known as a park model rv, I'm finding many campgrounds (even listed as extended stay, and monthly rates) will not accept a park model RV in their campground. Let me share with you my frustration... In 1976 HUD states that...
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    Really, how hard can it be?

    So by the grace of some aligning of the stars, I may be the new owner of a hill country 32 foot TT. The trailer belongs to my parents at the moment. It has sat on a storage lot for about a year and a half now until they finally went to check it out. Long story short, they got termites, or ants...
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    Anyone have the new generac iq2000?

    It's time to replace the ol' trusty honda and I'm seriously considering the generac iq2000 instead. It's only $200 cheaper so I'm not sure if it wouldn't be better to just go with the Honda that I know and love. Though there are a few downfalls to the Honda that generac seems to have done well...
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    What to do....what to do??

    So after getting nailed by the 2 worst hail storms I've ever seen in my life in a 3 week period the pup has finally made its way to be repaired. First off, let me say, that dealing with RV repair centers is ridiculous. The first time they called me they asked how do I open my camper? What do you...
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    Well it happened....again

    So a couple of weeks ago here in wylie texas, we had a hail storm like I've never seen in my life. Luckily we came out okay but the pop up had quite a few cracks in the roof so a few days ago we went ahead and filed a claim to have the roof replaced. The pup is sitting in my parking lot covered...
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    Best seal/caulk?

    I've used generic indoor/outdoor 100% silicone caulk to reseal our fantastic fan on the roof, but for some strange reason I keep ending up with gaps in the seal as if it keeps pulling away. This bothers me because our pup is only 3 years old and the first time I revealed it was probably a year...
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    Anyone done a DIY add-a-room?

    So my little teardrop is on a 4x8 platform and lately I've been thinking of doing an add-a-room type thing to it to have some changing space, or extra space for more bodies. This would be ideal in that the door to the teardrop could remain open during hot nights and the AC would flow out into...
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    Any tips for carlsbad caverns?

    We are headed out to carlsbad caverns the last week in july. We won't be taking the pup or any other camper for that matter :-( family just would rather rent some place (Boo these people!!) At any rate, any tips for the area? We plan on going to roswell because we're all geeks [LOL] but anyone...
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    Do I REALLY need a charge controller?

    So, if you saw my previous post about my feeder light I've finally finished up my little prototype. I have no idea what kind of wattage this solar panel is putting out. It was free-cycled from my FIL. I'm powering these 18 LEDs by two 6 volt lantern batteries in series. The batteries provide...
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    A question for the electrical gurus

    So this has nothing to do with a pup. But a little background. Hog hunting is in full swing at my place and I'm making a home made feeder light that I would like to be a self contained unit housed inside a 50 Cal ammo can. I will wire two 6 volt batteries (small Rayovac style ones) in series to...
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    Honda generator body parts?

    My last hunting trip out the starter cord on my eu2000i decided to break in half. So today I replaced the cord, but the main plate at the bottom of the generator is in poor condition. To the point where I currently have the ability to mount 1 single lonely foot to the generator. The problem is I...
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    Could you go truly off the grid?

    I have thought and thought about this question many times. With recent events around the world I think about it more and more frequently. Am I a "prepper"? No, not at all. But I sit back and think about how our lives are controlled by the almighty big brother, between wage taxes, property taxes...
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    This may help someone down the road

    So here's my equipment. 2014 flagstaff hw27ks with a coleman mach 15k btu AC, 27 series interstate deep cycle battery, and a Honda eu2000i generator. My goal here was to run the pup off the generator and still have AC with no ill side effects. Attempt #1: hooked up the camper to the generator...
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    Question for the small engine gurus....eu2000i

    Rough idle, runs fine with choke on. Carb cleaned, idle jet clear, spark arrestor not clogged and cleaned, fresh gas, fuel delivery is fine, spark plug is properly gapped and not fouled. At idle it sputters, but still runs, but has a hard time putting out any AC. With the choke on, it runs just...




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