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CLEARENCE ISSUES AND LIFTING A SINGLE AXLE TRAILER?

so, i have a 2006 jeep wrangler unlimted and am in the market for a small [8 -12'] vintage travel trailer [cardinal, shasta, jet, caveman or kenskill?]. it occurs to me how low many of these trailers are to the ground. i've had pop up tent trailers in the past and they work okay off roading...nothing major, just to out back rural camping spots. does anyone have any… Continue

Added by steve pulver on November 4, 2008 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Glamis CA this last weekend, oh man how I love this stuff..

Everything worked great.

Camper, great. Truck, great. Buggy, great. Weekend? Perfect.…

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Added by Jim on November 2, 2008 at 8:43pm — 5 Comments

Ocotillo Ca, WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Ah yes, the luxuries of a camper! No more tents for me! Actual creature comforts!



This weekend was a good one, towing the trailer with the camper on, through the mountains. Nice!





The kids, Lamont on the blue quad and Richie on the black one.



Richie behind the camp





All systems worked fine, cooking and cleaning was actually NOT a… Continue

Added by Jim on October 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Need Help on Load Leveler Hitch Chain Adjustment for Travel Trailer

I've got a queastion about my new load leveler hitch bars. How do I tell how many chain links to tighten up to equalize my hitch and trailer? I'm doing 2nd chain length and it seem ok and pulls very well, but my friend said he thought that it was too tight and seemed that the back of my suv yukon was being pulled up. Any ideas? How tight is too tight and how loose is too loose?

Thanks for helping me figure this out! Pat

Added by Pat Daly on October 26, 2008 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Air Bag Adventure

Ok so we had a real big adventure with some air bags...



My neighbor across the street brought over a set of Air Lift suspension bags and brackets of a Chevy S-10. Knowing I was looking for air bags, he gave me these hoping I could use them. A few phone calls to Air Lift and I found out the air bags were the same as the ones for my Titan, only the upper brackets were different. The bottom brackets were also the same! I bought the brackets and was in for $28 for a set of air bags for… Continue

Added by Jim on October 22, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

First trip for the camper

Ok so I did 3 campgrounds on three separate weekends when we bought the camper, and I have reservations for Thanksgiving weekend at a nice campground locally, but this weekend were going to Ocotillo Wells, Homes Camp. This is a 'dry' location within a few miles of a RV/Mobile home park.



This will be the first trip of the campers true purpose, shelter and comfort for when I take my son (eventually sons) out with the ATV's Dirtbikes or the Dune Buggy. Men, horsepower, high octane fuel,… Continue

Added by Jim on October 22, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Purchasing a Light Weight Towable Travel Trailer The Story of Cruiser RV Funfinder

We'll the stock market has tanked, the world is in meltdown soooo we bought another rv! Here's the story, ok Blog, of how Miss FunFinder came into our life. Linda and I took our good old class c in for some minor fall rv service to the great folks at Camperland here in Tulsa where we hang our hats part of the year. While we're there we check out all the neat light weight travel trailers. Then that… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on October 1, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

I think Goodoldrvs.com should have a section where we could tell our RV stories, whether they are good, bad or happy stories. The column could be called SAD, MAD or GLAD. If you think this is a good …

I think Goodoldrvs.com should have a section where we could tell our RV stories, whether they are good, bad or happy stories. The column could be called SAD, MAD or GLAD. If you think this is a good idea, send in your story. For example here is my story (it is a SAD story):



We were hit by a flying roof!! No, Dorothy, we were not in Kansas. We were heading down the highway in our Class A, in the left lane. To our right was an oversized rig carrying a modular house. To our surprise the… Continue

Added by linda on September 10, 2008 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

1963 Airstream Overlander.

Come check out this timeless RV! 1963 Airstream Overlander, 26.8ft. partially restored. Any questions or would like to see more photos, email us at, Chaos1473@yahoo.com Thank you. Emily and Aaron

Added by Aaron and Emily on August 29, 2008 at 6:47pm — 4 Comments

Taos RV Road Trips Chama Rail Adventure

This is a grea RV road trip. Fantastic scenery, reasonable driving time and a rail journey on the Chama steam locomotive. Why not?! Distance: 180 miles drive and a 64 mile train ride Driving Time to Chama (Cumbres & Toltec depot) is about 2-1/2 hours Driving Time to Antonito (Cumbres & Toltec depot): 1-1/2 hours Route: From Taos Plaza, Hwy. 64 west to Tierra Amarilla; Hwy. 84 north to Chama; Hwy. 84 south to Tierra Amarilla; Hwy. 64 east to… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on August 29, 2008 at 5:50pm — No Comments

An Easy to Build Leveling Ramp

We've all been there. You back into the campsite, disconnect the unit from the tow vehicle, level things up front to back, using the front jack(s) and drop the stabilizers, only to discover that the unit is two bubbles out of level from side to side. Common sense (and your user's manual) tells you that your unit and it's components will function better and last longer if set up nice and level in both directions.



Therein lies the rub. Unless you own one of the more expensive motor… Continue

Added by Barry McCurry on August 19, 2008 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

RV Friends & Their Neat Stuff at Fort Collins, Colorado

We met some wonderful people at the Lakeside KOA just north of Fort Collins. And, they had some neat stuff! Check out the very custom generator mount for our friends from Elko, Nevada. Perfect for any 5th wheel. Anybody know of a company that makes such a neat rear mount genny bracket? Let us know in Forums. Most 5th wheelers need one. And, the very trick recumbent (sp?) bike was customer built in Wisconsin for our other rv friends featured here. Add… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on August 16, 2008 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

RV'ing is STILL a Bargain ... Even with Soaring Fuel Costs!

With gas prices hovering around the $3.50 mark in the Southeastern United States, many people (including some seasoned campers) seem inclined to limit the use of their recreational vehicles to save a few coins. While, there is no doubt that escalating fuel prices have caused all of us to take a long look at our driving habits and their effect on our balance sheet, much of this thinking is simply knee-jerk reaction to the changing gas station signage and the "bad" news that is constantly pouring… Continue

Added by Barry McCurry on August 5, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

Lake Texoma Oklahoma Caney Creek Campground Fishing Camp

We just got back from a great 5 day trip to Lake Texoma's Caney Creek Campground on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. Nothing but great things to say about the campground and the clear refreshing waters of the lake. The weather, however, was SOMETHING ELSE! Blew like snot for 5 days straight with winds 20 plus mph. Not great for fishing. Fortunately, the 54 space campground is nestled right on the lake in a cove with good wind protection, boat ramp and even a dock for fishng and boarding your… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on June 11, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

GoodOldRVs.com Community for RVers Goes Live on the Internet

Well, thanks to all of you our online rv community has finally gone live on the internet this morning.

I want to thank all of you for your help, encouragement and great feedback! And, a big special THANKS to Lilou, our web genius, for getting us launched.



Lilou is in France this month visiting and catching up with her parents who use took her caravaning in Europe. I'm sure she'll have some great tips on rving or caravaning in Europe when she gets back.



Now that we are… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on May 28, 2008 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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