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Re: April 15-17 2011, Hickory Run SP, PA (Trout Season)
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2011, 09:49:48 PM »
I'm glad to hear the fishing was good.

Unfortunately, it just wasn't our weekend this time around -- mostly just a comedy of errors.  We weren't there for the fishing, rather the hiking, geocaching and boulder field, since the park looked great for all three.  We got up there too late on Friday to enjoy the really nice weather, and were exhausted and ready to crash by the time we got the camper set up.  We must have not been factoring in the wind when we decided on jackets, since the ones we brought were too light.  We stayed inside most of the weekend, except when we went to check out Boulder Field on Sunday, but that's when we discovered that we underestimated the wind.

Three added bits of fun to make the trip that much more interesting for us, first, the site was just unlevel enough side-to-side that we used up all of our lynx levelers and it still wasn't totally level.  I think one more layer would have done it.  Or if we had two BAL levelers, since we now have a tandem axle.   Second, the water pump on our (brand new) camper is dead.  I discovered that on Saturday morning before the rain started.  It has power, and it twitches when you turn it on, so I think it's frozen/bound up inside.  So, we made do with filling the commode with a pitcher after each use.  Third, we have a small leak in the front bunk on the overhead seam where the tent meets the body of the trailer.  So, on that front, it was productive to test the new HTT out in adverse conditions.

Marcy and I have decided we'll try Hickory Run again at some point.  We're thinking it might be a nice place during the summer, with the beach on one of the lakes for the kids to play in the water, along side the hiking and geocaching.

On a positive note, the new cabinet door catches I installed the weekend before worked perfectly.  The only doors/drawers that opened up had the original catches on them. 

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Re: April 15-17 2011, Hickory Run SP, PA (Trout Season)
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2011, 10:04:54 AM »
Glad to hear you've solved your cabinet door problem.

As for your pump, does it actually run/hum  & not pump water? or does it cut out right away? If it's got power & just not pumping water, perhaps the antifreeze intake valve is still in place from winterizing?  I forgot to close mine when trying to run water through the system the 1st time this yr.  :-[
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Re: April 15-17 2011, Hickory Run SP, PA (Trout Season)
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2011, 12:02:45 PM »
The pump doesn't run at all.  It merely twitches when you turn it on.  My best guess is that the diaphragm has a leak and allowed water into the area behind it and caused the bearings to freeze (rust) up. 

These were the new catches that were recommended by the local RV place:
http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-70205-Barrel-Catch/dp/B002UC6T1A

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Re: April 15-17 2011, Hickory Run SP, PA (Trout Season)
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2011, 09:46:31 PM »
Here are photos from the rainy Hickory Run weekend.

http://canvascampers.com/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=35
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