RV Upgrades – MORryde Heavy Duty Shackle Kit Upgrade

After spending a week in Bakersfield, CA with Tom and Lori, we headed southeast to Quartzsite, Az for our RV upgrades and warmer temps.

We were so busy this summer with work, our daughters wedding and the final renos to our house, Myron didn’t have time to upgrade the shackles on the 5th wheel trailer as he had planned. Our 2014 Cougar 337FLS came with  MORryde CRE3000 Suspension, however the factory bushings and shackles are very light duty, and with the amount of traveling we will be doing he wanted to beef them up with MORryde’s Heavy Duty Shackle Kit Upgrade.

Heavy Duty Shackle Kit

Suspension removed

Fighting to remove the worn out bushings

He sure has a lot of tools!

Worn out Bushings, it was time to upgrade

Shackles are already worn badly

Shackles looking bad

The final install completed!!

Ohhhh Myron!

Laughlin to Quartzsite, or Laughlin to Palm Springs, or Laughlin to Yuma………….

Since our time was up in Laughlin, NV and the temp was starting to drop, we decided it was time to make some tracks and head further south.  We were having a tough time deciding where we wanted to go next, when our friends Tom and Lori  called to say they discovered they had a few issues with their 5th wheel. So we headed to Bakersfield, CA to help them out!

Why……..why not!

Check out Tom and Lori’s blog posts below to see what Myron has been up to!

Leaking Water Line


Atwood Furnace




Oatman Az

Travel back in time

We decided to take a road trip and head out to a former mining town, now turned lively ghost town!

We drove through the Black Mountains of Mojave County, not far from where we stayed in Laughlin, NV along historical route 66.

The Main Street is where all the action is, small stores, sidewalk vendors, Restaurant and Saloon.


Wild Burros are wandering and panhandling throughout the streets.




If your timing is right you will even witness a bank robbery and a good old fashioned gunfight take place.



Parking is limited, so you may not want to take your trailer or larger rigs as it is difficult to find a place to park.

If you do bring your pets, be very careful as the Burro’s have been known to kick them. We have a pet stroller we use for Rider and of course Miss Bella gets her usual royal treatment of being carried.

Total Cost: Free

Laughlin, Nevada

 “Mini Las Vegas”

Well, after an interesting trip through the mountains we finally made it to Laughlin, Nevada.

Where did we stay: Don Laughlin Riverside Casino &  RV Park

How long did we stay: 2 Weeks +1 days

Site details: 30 Amp full service (P/W/S/ cable TV)

Cost: $120.00/week US ($ 153.00 Canadian)

which includes — 2 free buffet vouchers per week at the Riverside Casino.Retail value ($40.00 US/ or $51.00/CDN)

Pool & Hot tub- RV Park Guests can access the hot tub and pool at the Casino

Shuttle bus to the casino access on all levels

Onsite Propane, drinking water, & ice dispenser.

Laundry Facilities on site. $2.50 wash/ $2.00 dry

What did we all do:

Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection located at Riverside Casino  

The classic car show is located on the first and third floor of the Riverside Casino.

Cost: $2.00 per person or FREE if you sign up for a King of Clubs Players Card

Casino Tours

We did the usual casino tour, and checked out all the casinos on the strip.

Cool little tip: Sign up for the Players Club cards at each of the casino- they give you anywhere from $5-$10 to play with. Hey a night out on their dime, ok with us.

We are not big gamblers and usually have a $10 max each we will spend. $5.00 for slots and $5.00 for cocktail tips.  That’s a $20 date night

More posts to follow!