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I would put much more wood in the Toyota if I wasn't towing a 5,000# trailer to camp....I need to be mindful of that.

I have an EZ up and 2 tables as well.  Nathan won't be with me on Friday.  I need to run home Saturday morning to do some errands and pick him up.  I hope to be back at camp by lunch. 

Towing / Re: New Brakes and Rotors on TV
« on: Yesterday at 09:39:28 AM »
I finally had a chance to work on the brakes last night.  The lugnuts were on so tight that I bent my 4way.  I broke them with the regular tire iron.  Then the wheel was frozen to the hub and had to whack it quite a few times to free it.  I look over the springs that hold the pads to the caliper and it doesn't look right.  One of them is broken and I'm studying it and scratching my head until I realize that the previous brake job put an extra spring in there and that spring broke and that is what looks odd.  OK, I go to take the caliper off and I don't have a 17mm socket, (16 and then 18 in my set wtf?) so I use a 17mm wrench because I know I don't want to round the bolt.  The wrench bent open  :tickedoff:

it was 8pm and I haven't even taken the other tire off.  Sooooo I throw in the towel and put the tire back on.  I need to decide my next a 17mm socket and do it on a Saturday when I have more time or just ask my mechanic to install my parts. 

1/3 of a cord of wood is what fits in my truck.  5.5 deep by 4 wide by 2 high.  I have more wood at my house that someone can stop by and pick up if they want.  I live about 30 minutes from the campground.

No box fans were burned during the firenado!!

The floor and rear bed are all back together.  I have my water system working good and sanitized.  I have 1/2 of my peel and stick floor done.  I'm just about ready to go camping  :)

I am going to try and make pizza muffins in a cardboard box for lunch on Saturday.  I have done them with the boy scouts when I was a kid but not in about 20 years.  Nathan and I are doing a cub scout camping trip the first weekend in May and I will be making them with the kids.  I need to work out some of the details so I don't set a box on fire  :chef:

Vik king....please let us know the status of the plowed sites.  I kind of hope that they are not plowed right now and they allow everything to melt naturally.  Maybe plow on Thursday if needed.  Otherwise there will be huge mounds of snow at the back of the sites. 

I still plan on going.  I just spend most of the weekend finishing up replacing my camper floor, reinstalling my water tank, HWH, and water pump.  I also dewinterized to get that funky smell out of the water lines. 

Kids, Pets & Relatives / Re: Camping with kids
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:07:35 AM »
I have a 7yo son who has been camping with this group since he was 9 months old.  When he was really young my wife would go to bed early with him. 

Around 5yo I would put him in the camper with a movie around 9 or earlier to start calming him down and get ready to sleep.  Plus the topic of conversation starts to change the later it gets.  Often he would fall asleep with the movie.  I won't say there were not times I'd look at the clock and see it is 10 and my son was still up. 

Now I decide depending on if my son is cranky, he is running around like a mad man and might get hurt, or if my wife is with us and she wants him in bed by she likes to go to bed early.

My nephew, who is now 12, loves sitting quietly by the campfire until real late.  He would be up at midnight with us.  He has been doing that since he was 9.     

Towing / Re: New Brakes and Rotors on TV
« on: March 17, 2017, 09:12:54 AM »
The brakes arrived this week!!!  Can I find time this weekend to do them????????  I have a lot going on.

Looks like we are going to have 28 people this trip.  I will be there with Nathan and my BIL will be there with Evan.  Don't know if they will have their own site or not.  They still have to get a brake controller in their TV so I may tow their trailer up and essentially stay with them. 

I will bring a table and an EZ up.  I am still thinking about what to bring to the pot luck. 

New and Pre-Purchase / Re: i need a key for 1980 coleman tent trailer
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:53:45 PM »
Find a neighbor with a Coleman camper and give it a try in your camper.  If it works take it and get a copy.  If I remember's been a few years since I had a popup... there is a dimple in the side of the key.  Your generic home depot key machine blanks don't have the dimple and therefore will not work.  I got my keys copied at a locksmith.

We could go with "Grandma's secret recipe" or "Ethnic foods"

Phil, Pete,  When you say amp up the food, what do you mean? 

-Formal dinner in the woods with table clothes and candles?  Jackets, ties, and dresses optional?
-Steak's for dinner

I haven't even thought of this trip yet.  I'm replacing the floor in my camper in a section so it is torn apart.  However....that isn't my priority.  It is PINEWOOD DERBY time.  Nathan and I are in the final stages of building our car.   :baseballhat:

We were at JoeCampers house the other day weighing our car and Joe knocked it off the scale .....  competition is brutal :knuppel2:

Towing / Re: New Brakes and Rotors on TV
« on: March 09, 2017, 02:12:48 PM »
I finally got a chance to research the brakes to see if there are variations of the brakes depending on the Tundra Model or engine or anything.  It looks like the front brakes and rotors are the same for a 2007 regardless of the model, SR5, Limited, Tundra, or the engine size 4.0, 4.7, or 5.7.  I have the SR5 5.7.  The cab configuration does not even come up, 2wd or 4wd as a question.  The part number is even similar across the brands.  CARQUEST, Wagner, Raybestos, RockAuto is XXX 1303 for the brake pad. 

It looks like the kit I want from RockAuto is K295236 which is the front brake pads, rotors, clips and shims for $211. 

General Campfire Discussion / Re: Worse SPUT Ever
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:43:34 AM »
I have had to look for my wallet before I left.....where did I hide it THIS time?

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