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  1. Covering Camper Question

    Invest in a plastic bladed snow rake. The enemy isn't so much the load of the snow, it's the melting and refreezing where the water gets into the seams, nooks and crannies and refreezes. Keeping the snow off to minimize the snow melt is a big help.
  2. Legendary Waters Casino

    It's not the campground that's legendary, it's the waters! Never stayed at the campground, so I'm no help there. But we stay at the hotel a couple times a year. Great hotel and a great area to visit. If you go up that way, the boat rides around the Apostle islands out of Bayfield on a nice day is awsome.
  3. towing 5th wheel with 4.8 liter GM

    This is really a math problem, and the numbers don't lie. Start by googling what-can-i-tow and read that article. Get the numbers right and you will have no doubts. Don't rely on "It should be ok". You're putting too much money and fun time into this to get it wrong.
  4. New 2014 yamaha Grizzly 550 with plow n winch

    With the bells and whistles already installed, it's not a bad deal. When I bought my Honda, the dealer wanted over 1000 to add the plow and winch. Did it myself for about half that.
  5. Plowing with chains

    They are a big help for plowing. One year it was time to get the fish houses off and the weather warmed up big time. The ice was covered with water, you couldn't stand without wearing boot cleats. Without those chains, we wouldn't have been able to get about a half dozen houses off the lake.
  6. Moose Plow With Tracks

    That sounds like a nice problem to have!
  7. Plowing with chains

    I plow with my honda rancher with chains on a gravel driveway. Are chains any good on a paved driveway? Do they do damage?
  8. atv plow

    Look into eagle plows by american manufacturing in Isanti. Put one on my Honda Rancher last year and it's great. It has the frame mount, but the plate can be removed by loosening 4 bolts and it slides off and on. Very well built stuff. And definitely got with a winch.
  9. 2010 Honda Rancher Battery

    Update, the solenoid was clicking, the battery showed good voltage. Jumping from the battery to bypass the solenoid only made sparks, no crank from the starter. Took it in and yes, the start is bad.
  10. 2010 Honda Rancher Battery

    That makes sense, I can tell that it struggles to turn the starter.
  11. 2010 Honda Rancher Battery

    I'm having problems with my honda rancher batteries having enough power for starting. The battery I replaced was getting to be four years old, so I figured it was time. But I've tried two different new batteries that meet the specs in the owners manual, but they have a hard time cranking it over, and then fail to crank at all. My volt meter says the batteries are putting out 12.5 volts. Anyone seen this problem? Any suggestions on where to start trouble shooting.
  12. looking for fun camping spots with our new 5th wheel camper

    Noma Lake will be gated shut. They put the gates up a couple of years ago. Too bad really. My dad and I used to stay there in October while grouse hunting. Great area for small game hunting.
  13. looking for fun camping spots with our new 5th wheel camper

    Yes, that's the spot. It's a national forest campground. If you go past labor day, check with the forest service. Last year it was gated up a week or so after labor day.
  14. looking for fun camping spots with our new 5th wheel camper

    I second the vote for Finland too. There's two state campgrounds there so lots of sites to choose from. Good spot to take day trips on the north shore.
  15. looking for fun camping spots with our new 5th wheel camper

    Chippewa National Forest has quite a few national forest campgrounds. Take a look at Noma Lake. It's out of the way. Many times we've camped there and were alone. Across the road is Clear Lake with shore fishing spots. Clear Lake also has a small resort where you can rent a boat or pontoon, a small bar/restaurant with a great view.