Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby Woodbutcher » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:55 pm

Good news Will. I was out camping for the first time last weekend and we all had a great time. Might have another one join us.
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby Jen123 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:52 pm

Woodbutcher wrote:As long as you pack for three seasons you will be fine. I've been to this gathering twice before and sleeping has always been comfortable.

Mountains. . . always be ready for four seasons. :R
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby Jen123 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:59 pm

Can you suggest a good video for the inspect/repack hub bearings?

- Inspect/repack hub bearings
- Inspect/adjust brake pads
- Trace brake electrical system for wear
- inspect battery bank and connections (Batteries are one to four years old, well balanced and maintain good voltage. They are on a charge controller 24/7/365)

- TV oil/filter change
- TV tire inspection
- TV to Mechanic for steering and suspension inspection.
- Determine if an additional AT fluid cooler is needed ('15 Ford Escape, Ford forum says don't bother. Computers in vehicle will take care of the transmission :thinking: )

- Check propane gas inventory, condiments inventory, sawdust inventory ;)
- Empty TD of non-essential gear
- Check fridge operation
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Thanks, Tim[/quote]
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby TimC » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:07 pm

Jen123 wrote:Can you suggest a good video for the inspect/repack hub bearings?


I don't know of one, but, I'm sure it would be easy to find one on youtube. The following describes my trailer wheel repack process...

-I don't use any expensive grease injectors or cleaners. Gasoline (or better yet kerosene) will eventually dissolve the old grease. Look for pitting on the roller bearings and the races after they are clean. Races are the wedges inside your hub that the angled bearing face rides on. There's a race on each end of the hub for the outer bearing and inner bearing. If you see pits or discoloring/staining during or after cleaning just discard them and get a new set of bearings, races, seals, cotter pins and maybe new hub caps if needed, Keep an old one in your tool kit in case you lose one on the road. It might be ugly but it will protect your bearings. If replacing them take your old cleaned bearings and other parts with you to an auto supply to make sure you get the correct sizes. It's not a bad idea to keep at least one old, but serviceable set in your tool kit for emergencies.

-Clean the cotter pins, flat washer, castle nut and axle spindles as well.

-I use the greasy palm method. Put a big blob of grease in your palm and pack grease through the open ends of the roller bearings by rubbing it into the grease blob. When grease oozes out the opposite end move farther around the bearing. Wipe the races and axle spindle with a greasy rag leaving just a thin layer of grease. Too much grease attracts extra road grit. If you do yearly repacking you want minimal extra grease.

-Reinstall the inside bearing into the inside of the hub. Install the new seal by lining it up with the hub, tapping on a block of wood to protect the seal and keep it lined up with the inside of the hub.

-Slip the wheel on the spindle and install the outside bearing, backing washer and castle nut. I hand tighten the nut on the spindle after everything is reassembled. Then give the nut a very light turn with a wrench to make sure everything is seated. Turn the wheel by hand. Back off the nut and re-tighten by hand only until you have the least amount of play that allows you to insert the cotter pin.

-Give the wheel a little shake. It should not move. You might feel a very slight amount of play. To much is bad. Too little is not much better. Again, hand tighten the nut so that it has the least amount of play that allows you to install the cotter pin. They are "castle" nuts. They give you several spots to anchor them with the cotter pin.

- And, if you have aluminum rims, be sure to re-tighten the lug nuts after 50 miles or so. They may be loose.

Hope this helps. At the very least check your bearings once a year. It's pretty easy and gets you in practice for when you or someone else needs help on the road.

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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:37 pm

Just something of interest but national weather service reports 4 inches of new snow above pinedale this moring. Thought it was interesting.. slow. Yup June 17..and rocksprings miner reports 77 cases of crona up from barely 1 or 10 June first in Evanston. Rocksprings is now hitting aroynd 24 to 30...crinas rap8dly growing staye wide with turist season...still a good time to avoid group camping this year espucally if they require a mask to attend a freaking farm auction Saturday..
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:13 pm

Four inches of snow you say. Always dress for the 4 seasons in Wyoming. :thumbsup:
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby Photophobic » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:17 pm

slowcowboy wrote:Just something of interest but national weather service reports 4 inches of new snow above pinedale this moring. Thought it was interesting


This is why I put R8 insulation in my teatrop.
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby TimC » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:27 pm

We had two hard frosts in the last ten days. And we're at only 1k elevation. It sure knocked down the flying needles. Was worth covering the garden. So I'm ok with some cool weather.
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby sagebrush » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:38 pm

In Wyoming we have July 4th and winter, but sometimes it snows during the fireworks :R
Don't forget to pack your snowshoes

Probably frost tonight here on Casper Mtn

See you all at New Fork Lake :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby marymccartney5 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:50 am

Hello! I would love to attend the Walk the Winds gathering. Could you please sign me up and let me know how to pay?

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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi Mary.....you just signed up by saying you are coming. We take the total cost of the site and divide it by how many trailers show up. It's always a bargain.

Mary is a friend and Director of the Heartland Chapter. Lots of fun and a great Lady! :beer:
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby robfisher » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:28 pm

marymccartney5 wrote:Hello! I would love to attend the Walk the Winds gathering. Could you please sign me up and let me know how to pay?

Thanks,
Mary


Welcome mats are out Mary. Looking forward to meeting you in person. Walk the Winds is probably the friendliest event going. You will have a great time.
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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby capnTelescope » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:10 am

Yay, Mary! Come on down! Or up. Whatever.

Last year, the cost worked out to $10 per camper. For the whole weekend.

Bring your own fun. There's fishing, hiking, bicycling, lake kayaking. Saturday evening is usually a potluck, with a lighting of vintage Coleman lanterns. Campfires nightly.

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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby marymccartney5 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:36 am

Thank you everyone!!! I am really looking forward to this trip.

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Re: Walk the Winds , July 30 to August 2. 2020

Postby sagebrush » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:40 am

:D Mary, you have been signed. :thumbsup:

Shaping up to be a great year.
Y'all come ,hear. 8)

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