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RE: what should my puppy chew

I really like Nylabone products and the kongs, but any product can be dangerous if chunks are broken off and swallowed. It's a pretty good practice to be with them when they are chewing, at least initially until you can be confident in how they chew. You get some real aggressive chewers that tend to get into problems swallowing big pieces and breaking teeth. Doug, DVM X10! Nylabone's 'hard' bones are the ONLY chew item I allow in my house. I only use the hard ones from puppy stage on. They make small hard ones for the pups and then graduate to the larger ones as they grow. Stay away from their edible ones though. Once you've seen a dog choke on a rawhide or have to dish out $800.00 for surgery from swallowing the knotted end of one? You'll switch to Nylabone too. :C
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 05:48pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Swan Song Aftermath

I had to double check, yup Im in the Truck Camper section of RV forum. I looked and there is not a Motel/Hotel camping forum nor a Bed & Breakfast forum on RV.NET that this might be better placed. Though I do appreciate your enthusiasm & enjoyment of your decisions I am curious why you feel compelled to related your non TC experiences here and indeed often the merits of them verses using a Truck Camper? Agreed. Sure doesn't get more insensitive than these 2 posts. :R
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 05:36pm Truck Campers
RE: to the guy I saw on the 101 with the Ford 350 SD...

See it all the time. I was just glad I was only 'parked' next to this guy and not on the road with him. The tire roll on this set up had to be a sight to see running down the road. :( http://i59.tinypic.com/bi86yp.jpg http://i61.tinypic.com/ncxezo.jpg
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Windshield washer fluid in low temps?

Wow. This is so weird for me. I live in a cold place and never even considered that winter winshield washer fluid wouldn't be available in some places. Standard fare here - everybody sells it and some go down to -50 below freeze protection. X2! I have never been out of the Midwest until I started RVing. 'ALL' windshield washer fluid sold in the Midwest is good for below freezing period. You don't even think about it. My first trip down to Florida I ran out of fluid. Picked up a bottle at the gas station and put it in my truck. Spent a few months in Florida and headed back home to Wisconsin. 2 months later during a blizzard in freezing temps I was on the interstate and hit the windshield washers to get the salt off. In a split second my ENTIRE windshield froze over!! Blinded I could not see a thing I almost died that day. Fortunately I found my way to the side of the road without hitting anybody and it took me awhile to figure out what just happened. Yup they DO sell windshield washer fluid that does NOT have antifreeze in it. They sell it in Florida and that was the last bottle I put in. :S That's a scary thought of your windshield freezing over like that & being blind! I'm thinking I might just be forced to look for it as I get close or into Colorado? Maybe I'll just mix up a batch for now. I've been reading alcohol & water & table spoon of dish washing soap? But I would imagine at truck stops or something in a Co they would carry it ? I would assume all the truck stops should have the fluid with antifreeze in. Since truckers are over the road long distance drivers. Traveling thru the warm states and the freezing ones! :B
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Renting A Car

I was told that Enterprise would in deed pick you up but I never heard of them bringing you back after you are done with the rental?
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 04:53pm Snowbirds
RE: Tahoe vs Suburban

I have a Tahoe 4x4. I bought a new short lightweight TT. Waay under what the Tahoe was rated for. Took one trip with the TT, didn't even go all the way to my destination and turned back home and dropped the TT off at the dealership for consignment. Retired the Tahoe to grocery shopping and bought a MH. That all said. This is what 'I' learned the hard way. WHEELBASE. THAT is what the issue is. The Tahoe has a short wheelbase. It is the tail wagging the dog all the way with a Tahoe. The Suburban has a longer wheelbase and makes a BIG difference when towing.
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 04:46pm Towing
RE: New to site.

With a total of 5 mouths to feed along with lot rent,utilities, gas in truck and insurance,ect.ect.. We have little to no money each month. We are playing the rob Peter to pay Piper game and we are starting to lose. I am currently Looking at a few Class "A" R.V.'s ranging from 32 to 35 ft long. I do Have a few R.V.'s in mind. I am in love with the 1986 and 1988 Holiday Rambler Imperial Class A R.V.'s. The plan is to live in the R.V. with 3 kids while we move from Michigan to a state that has good employment with good wages. The hard cold facts here is, by what you have stated, that you are not financially able to purchase an RV AND have money to travel in it. I.E. gas and CG's etc. While you are moving out of Michigan traveling in an RV in search of a job you will have no income. Using the equity from your house to put into a used MH and it is not a good move. That leaves you with squat for savings and living expenses. When you finally find a job in another state what money will you have to buy a home for your family? You will STILL have insurance, CG fees, gas bills, etc to pay if you buy a MH. Plus maintenance and repairs. In actuality you will dig yourself into an even bigger financial hole. Contrary to what most people think, owning a MH and RV'ing in it is NOT a cheaper way to live. Sorry if that is not what you wanted to hear but sadly it is the truth. Good Luck in your endeavors and hope you find the job you are looking for.
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A vs Class C: Maintenance and Towing

In reality it costs MORE to buy and use a MH for trips. If you are only going on a couple of weekend trips and maybe one vacation per year it is less expensive NOT to have a MH. I have dogs and do not/will not stay in motels. THAT is the main reason I bought a MH not because it would be less expensive.....cause it's not! :B
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 07:25am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Migration

I'm already here! http://i44.tinypic.com/2hwjnmo.gif A lot of snowbirds arrived early this year! Hmmm, maybe they know something about an early winter coming to those left up North?
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 07:19am Roads and Routes
RE: What year MH models are too old to consider buying?

If you live in a state that requires emission testing stay away from carburated engines. Also I found that everyone I know that has bought a Dodge engine MH with a carb has nothing but problems. I would stay way away from older Dodge MH's. A MH with the Ford V10 is a good bet to look at. So that all said. I have never had any problems buying an older MH. Just like buying a car you need to make sure the engine is running good and in a MH that all the appliances etc 'inside' the coach are all working and in good condition.
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help - Propane valve stuck closed

Sadly that is the first symptom that you will eventually need to replace the valve.
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 07:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Happy RV Halloween!~ Pumpkin Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest ~ Post a picture of your best pumpkin carving! ~ Trophy and free lobster dinner for the winner of the best one! :W http://i62.tinypic.com/20adtzo.gif height=500 width=360
rockhillmanor 10/31/14 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Have you replaced the awning of your Class C?

I do appreciate the input. I'm in the process of contacting RV companies in the area. There are some who have responded immediately and some who haven't. Will keep y'all posted: especially as to costs. Stay AWAY from the RV dealerships and/or repair shops. They are a total rip off!! I would never bother doing it myself. That spring loaded tube can be a killer. Call a CG in your area. Ask for who they use for their "Mobile RV Repair". Call the Mobile RV repair guy! They do so many of these they have the old one off and the new one on in what seems like seconds!! They also have a hot line right to the companies that sell the fabric and will get better prices then you will ever get buying it from CW or n RV dealership and it will be installed right where you are at and for a reasonable fee. The one tip I will tell you is there are TWO types of fabric. I was not aware of this. The replacement awning I had put on was the lesser quality and within months it started bubbling and ripping. The original awning was on for 10 years and looked like brand new, except for the tornado ripping it off it would have lasted another 10 years. So make sure you order the better one. I can't remember the name of the two different fabrics but someone here can chime in with the names of the 2 types and which one to stay WAY away from using.
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 09:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renting A Car

All I know is the first time I came down to Florida I was SHOCKED at what the car rental prices were compared to the Midwest. I 'assumed' the franchise car rental rates/deals were the same across the states. It most certainly is not true for Florida. As the rental manager of one told me: "the rental rates are based on what the market will bear especially if you are within driving distance of the mouse house." :( So make some phone calls before you decide so that you will have a reasonably priced rental available at your destination. I bought a toad a week after searching for a rental that didn't cost me an arm and a leg and finding out that doesn't exist in Florida!
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 09:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Dogs and wildlife

We just sold our home in central Oregon. We didn't/don't have a dog, but our neighbors directly behind us have 2 dogs that bark at ANYTHING (grr) and a neighbor at an angle behind us have 2 dogs (who also bark at ALMOST anything). We had tooooo many deer in our yard!!!!! ..... If only I had big wildlife that my dogs barked at! Been in Florida over a year now and all 4 of them start barking like a giant intruder is outside when a tiny lizard walks across the driveway, sigh. http://i59.tinypic.com/2a85fza.gif
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 08:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Quiet Gulf coast RV park

X2 on the panhandle weather. Can get cold and icey a lot during the winter months. I would move down just a little further south. I am just outside Ocala on the west side and the weather in north central florida is only around 10 degrees cooler than let's say Ft Lauderdale but it is REAL nice area. I use to to further south but once I found out about this area I have never gone back! Rock Crusher CG is also very close to Dunnellon where Rainbow Springs is. Just spectacular and you can kayak, canoe or raft down it. They also have a CG. There is also Goethe SP, etc. There are a lot of hidden gem CG's in this area. And just an hour or so trip to the Gulf Shores. Shhhh, don't tell everyone!
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 07:35pm Snowbirds
RE: Bugs in the RV

Camco screens for hot water heater and furnace. Find them at any camping store and even at walmart. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514oOs5rLAL._SL500_SR91,100_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hL%2BaBiPkL._SL500_SR85,100_.jpg Why they don't put these on at the factory is beyond me. For the fridge unit I just bought the same type screening from a hardware store and cut it to fit and taped it on the inside of the louvered vent cover. Your air cond roof top unit should have a factory screen cover on the back of it. Check to see. I have seen them pulled off by going under tree branches and the owner doesn't even know it. Looked at a lot of used units where it was gone.
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 7-Pin No Running Lights

I had no running lights. No one could figure it out. One day I was under the RV looking at something else and saw where they ran the running light wires from one side to the other up and along the frame. The wires had come apart where they spliced it. It was hidden because they had used zip ties so it was not hanging down where it had come apart. :R
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Class A vs Class C: Maintenance and Towing

Towing capacity is based on the chassis not the year of the coach. So don't be so quick to write off an older coach. DP Class A is a whole different animal, yes 'they' can tow heavier toads. That said. It is easier to get a Class C into a repair shop while on the road RV'ing. It is nothing more than a truck/van so the repair shops and Ford/Chevy dealerships are not so hesitant to take you in. That was the main reason I choose a Class C for my first MH. I traveled with friends with Class A's and saw first hand the difficultly they had getting repairs on the road while I did not. They often where held hostage by having to use very costly RV dealerships. Just saying.
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 07:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Do Cable Companies Fake Data Useage

I don't have cable. But I did just buy a phone with unlimited data with a lot of verbiage about throttling you back if you use too much. I do NOT use any data. I actually shut the data button off. Within the 10 days it was showing I was nearing my data cap for the month! Try it. Do not use any data and watch how much is used. If you go into the settings it shows that google, apps and a whole bunch of other stuff USES the data whether you have it turned on or not. What I am seeing is these guys are paying for the data usage and the companies are allowing them to access our electronics and use the data. Many of the settings I tried to shut off access to data to stated I could not turn off their access to data. I found this out to be absolutely true when I bought my first iPhone WITHOUT a data plan and was charged for data "I" did not use. The bill was 6 pages long of all what accesses your data in the foreground and background other than you. At that time I probably was the only owner of an iPhone without a data plan. My provider was as shocked as I was and didn't know what to do with the charges. So when I hear complaints about how quick everyone is reaching their limits? My guess after seeing my printed bill of data on my first iphone and now on my new straight talk phone I am experiencing a good 1/3 plus of the data is being used by the apps and phone function applications on the electronic device itself. I'll note here that the walmart smart phone I have now is made in China and they DO show you all WHAT is using your data AND HOW MUCH each one is being used right in the settings. There is a pie chart of data used by each one!! And it allows you to shut it off foreground and background. EXCEPT when it comes to the google stuff, can't stop them from using the data in the background because it's tied into everything and functions of the phone itself. Google is your biggest sucker of your data. You will NOT find this info showing 'how much' data is being used by each application in the settings of an iphone....THEY don't want you to know!:W
rockhillmanor 10/30/14 06:20pm Technology Corner
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