Search results

  1. M

    inline water filter storage

    This is both for PUP camping and camping with the BSA. At a recent camping trip with the PUP, I filled the water tank at the water station. I was right after a big rig and they used an inline water filter. They told me they always do and haven't had to replace the anode yet after 5 years...
  2. M

    Wagner 537 flasher

    I need some help. I believe the reason my Thetford cassette potti is not working because the flasher relay is not working. I have 12V to the motor. I have verified the fuse is good. When I have someone flush it, I cannot hear or feel the relay pick up. I could be wrong, but I believe it to...
  3. M

    Went camping for a week in VA

    So DW has been itching to take the kids to Williamsburg VA. We decide to go the last week in June. I make the reservations (an 8 hour trip with no stops and I figured 10 hours to be safe) and make a reservation at a hotel 2/3 of the way just in case. The trip down was uneventful. The minivan...
  4. M

    Anyone ever use Royal Purple products?

    I have run across a product called max ATF (transmission) and Purple Ice (radiator fluid) by Royal Purple. Anyone ever used them? I have a 2001 Ford Windstar and we are near the high limits of towing capacity (don't fear, PUP has brakes and I keep the speed down. I have never felt that I was...
  5. M

    Good thing I have insurance NOT!

    So the last time out I noticed the back of the camper floor was soft. I got it home and looked and the floor was rotting. It was not like this in July when we went out. It happened sometime between the end of July and September when we were out camping again. I figure I pay insurance so I...
  6. M

    Floor soft in a few spots - need advice on rebuild

    So I have only owned the PUP for 2 seasons, though it is 8 years old, and I got it winterized each year by a dealership because I wasn't sure exactly what to do and didn't want to mess it up and end up with a rotting floor. The last owner winterized himself I believe. Problem is I have a soft...
  7. M

    Ideal tow vehicle

    I have been talking with a car manufacturer about my ideal tow vehicle. Below is a copy of a correspondence I sent them explaining what I would like. I am asking them to consider making a mini-van with the ability to pull up to 7500#. Not something that exists now. Please feel free to add on...
  8. M

    8 days in heaven

    I got back on Sunday from 8 days of camping. It was great. Sorry not too many pics so I am not posting them. On Saturday we left for the campground (I wanted to leave earlier in case we had trouble but we ended up leaving around noon) and the trip was uneventful. GPSy lead me right to where...
  9. M

    wiffle tree greasing and adjustment on a Forest River 725D

    I made this pretty specific because everyone talks about just taking the cover off of the wiffle tree and with mine, it just is not that easy. The wiffle tree is completely enclosed with 2 zirc fittings (one forward, one back). There are 2 screws holding it to the frame front and back and 2...
  10. M

    What the heck is this?

    I have a forest river 725D with an electric lift system. I disable the lift part when not in use. I just unscrew the +post a turn and take this "thing" off. The thing is what I am wondering about. I appears to be 2 rectangle capacitors or something. All I know is that sometimes when raising...
  11. M

    ANTS!!!!!!

    Because of my schedule we were not even planning a trip till the weekend of July 17th. I picked up my PUP from where I store it at a friends house. Opened it up on Thursday and found ants only in the rear area. Big, black and they had what looked like black eyed peas with no black spot on...
  12. M

    What would you do if you had a second blowout or flat

    While reading another post about putting a second spare on the PUP I was wondering what I would do if I had 2 blowouts or flats on a trip? Think about it, you get a flat, change it and now have 2 good tires and one flat. A bit down the road, you have another. What would you do? Obviously you...
  13. M

    How long can a tire sit in a BAL before damage?

    I am asking because though we only go for a few days at a time, the trailer sits in my side yard between trips and when I have the tire at the proper pressure and lift with the BAL, I can hear the rubber rub against the plates that the tire sits on on the BAL as it lifts. You can see a slight...
  14. M

    Camping with other peoples kids

    I am asking this because I want to see how others feel about this: I feel I must give some background; I have a friend that was horsing around with his kids, (tickling, wrestling, etc.,) and a neighbor kid (female, 12 years old) joined in. Two weeks later, she told her mom that the dad had...
  15. M

    New cables and axel

    I took my camper to be winterized (I just got it last year and still am not sure exactly what to do). While it was there, I asked them to check out the cable alignment because I thought the front was higher than the back. I also asked them about flipping the axel as I have read about that on...
  16. M

    Tires and safety

    After experiencing 2 blowouts and doing some research, I want to let everyone know of an important safety item. Background: I purchased my PUP used from a friend. He owned it 7 years prior to selling to me. Never had any problems with the tires, no flats or anything. I had 2 blowouts in 2...
  17. M

    Recent trip shows rude people everywhere.

    Stayed at Cross Creek Campground in Delaware Ohio. Nice place though the showers/toilet were damp at all times. We arrived after dark on Friday due to distance and other constraints. The guy next door helped get me parked in the dark and I thought what a nice thing. That was the only nice...
  18. M

    My PUP

    Here are the pics of my PUP. I paid 1,000 for this. I will post more after our trip this weekend.
  19. M

    Confused about tires... Carlisle or Goodyear?

    I have a 2002 Flagstaff with a slid-out. The last 2 trips have cost me 2 tires. First trip had a blow out on drivers side (slide out side) [:(]. I put the spare on (may have been original) and purchased a new spare. Was going to purchase another new one and replace the side but glad I didn't...
  20. M

    2 trips, 2 tires

    I am having the worst luck!!! Took a weekend trip to PA. Stayed in a nice CG-Sparrow Pond and used the CG as a hotel; sleep and eat breakfast/lunch and travel otherwise. Before I give the details, I will say the CG was nice enough, except for the shower house. The woman's, according to DW...




Top