Lippert 6 Point Hydraulic Leveling System: leaking hose, DIY fix

Oh Lippert… They certainly stand by their products with a spectacularly long one year warranty. Our camper is 2 years old.  Continue reading

It’s always something! 

Between regular maintenance and things that go wrong, I sometimes feel like we can’t catch a break!

We left the Happy Traveler RV Park near Tampa on Monday and got over to Orange City RV Resort. They gave us a first time special of $149/week – not bad!!! We got set up then were sitting outside when we saw hydraulic fluid on the foot of the jack… oh great!  Continue reading

Surviving Minnesota

Comfort food is helping us survive Minnesota for sure! I’ve been making a lot of soups and warm meals for us lately. I even made a huge crock pot full of vegetable soup for Allen to take to work and share with the guys earlier this week.img_2478 Continue reading

Winter Camping Adventures in Minnesota (part 1)

Because I’m almost positive there will be a part 2!img_2400

We left our friend Brandi’s house in Sparta, Kentucky last Friday. (After fighting with a frozen camper and a dead slide motor…) And things have not gotten any easier! We stopped at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop for the night. We love that place! We snuck into our secret spot again where we can open the slides and not block any truck parking spots. Then we hit the road first thing Saturday morning and headed up to Saint Paul, Minnesota. Continue reading

A Barn Spike & A Blowout!

I’m tired of tires!

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Charlie is sick of the hassle too! 

After we left our second BLM camping oasis in the middle of Wyoming, we had a camper tire blow out in Nebraska… We didn’t feel a thing! Continue reading

No More Popping Jacks

The leveling jacks on our camper have made an obnoxious “popping” noise (along with movement) since day one! We have a 2015 Grand Design Momentum 385TH that we bought back in March of last year. Apparently the “level-up” automatic hydraulic leveling system by Lippert is known for “popping”. Continue reading

The Never-Ending Jack Issues!

We are still patiently waiting for the replacement valve to show up. We spoke with Lippert last Monday and they said they would send it out via UPS but it hasn’t gotten here yet. In the meantime, our jacks have been “popping” more than ever and now they are actually moving. They woke us up a couple of times last night even! It’s a loud popping noise accompanied by the camper moving, slipping down the jacks. It’s mostly in the front two jacks but the middle two are also acting up. 

It makes me a little worried that our camper is going to nose-dive and that would be no good whatsoever! 

I’ve been Googling the problem and I think when we do finally take it in for the yearly inspection we should do so a few months early. I want to make sure everything is still under the one year manufacturer warranty from Grand Design. We need to have them fix the issue with the jacks but also I think they should fix the floor by our kitchen island. It is super creaky, it creaks when Charlie walks on it, and she only weighs 8lbs! 

Since I don’t have any photos of broken, creaky leveling jacks, here’s a few of Charlie. We got her a Lamb Chop toy this weekend and she’s already emptied the stuffing and won’t leave the room without it! 

    
    
 
Oh, and the Cincinnati Bengals won yesterday!  

 
Oh, and I’m currently losing my battle with the stray cats in the campground. They insist on using the dirt right outside our front door as a litter box. I’ve tried cayenne pepper and ammonia so far to no avail. Any suggestions on how to keep them away?? And how to keep flies away??