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Friday, August 10, 2018 - West Forty RV Park, Gilbert, MN, 204 Miles, 1,199.8 Miles for the Trip
We stopped at Duluth on the way to Gilbert for an oil change on Don's van. I stayed in a Menard's parking lot to wait. We had a gyro for lunch at an outdoor stand in the parking lot, then headed into the store to shop. We each bought a small mat for the outside of the trailer door, and I bought an 8' piece of 6' wide indoor/outdoor carpeting which I plan to use in the bed of the truck. I also checked for an extension for the trailer hitch so I can open the tailgate while connected to the trailer. The tailgate hits the head of the electric tongue jack by less than 1/2", so a short extension is probably the least expensive solution to the problem.
We are in the West Forty RV Park, a full hook up site for $26.84. Sure beats the price & utilities at the Michigan State Parks! A bit of a slant requiring the full lifting capability of the Anderson levelers (one under each downside wheel) and quite a bit of lifting using the tongue jack, but I didn't have to unhook. Mileage for the drive was 13.4 MPG for the day.
By the way, if you use the coordinates provided by AllStays Camp & RV, it takes you to Leo, the owner's house. He is a really nice guy, and met us at the campground, guiding us to our sites. For those heading this way, I think the campground coordinates are N 47.47412, W 092.48333, at least that is what is on my GPS display when parked at the site. It is directly off MN 37 about 1 mile west of the coordinates provided by AllStays.
Dinner was the remaining Chili Cheese Brats, some overgrown squash that was barely edible, and applesauce washed down with a Rose Pinot Noir wine that Anne liked, but I didn't.
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