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RE: RVs and the migrant elderly workers of our times

I don't see anything horrifying about this picture of these so-called poor folks! It looks like the RV parking area at my sporting events! And we all have money to burn!:B http://www.alternet.org/files/styles/story_image/public/story_images/rc.jpg
rockhillmanor 08/28/14 08:39pm Workamping Forum
RE: CB's and RV's

They've come a long way with CB's. Years ago we had to have huge antennas kickers and the like. Not any more. I picked up a "hand held" CB for remote and emergency purposes to have on board in the MH. Works as good as any CB I have every had. It came with an optional use external antenna, but I never had to use it. I just threw the handheld with the attached antenna on the dash and go and receive just like the old big boys CB's. No drilling holes in my MH or mounting antennas on the roof. And the built in weather alert in the CB that actually is for WHERE you currently are driving is priceless for safety sake. It's called the Cobra Road Trip CB.
rockhillmanor 08/28/14 08:30pm Technology Corner
RE: generator exhaust tube

I used my gen only for many sporting events trips. No, gen fumes are not enough to set off the detector but there is a slight smell. You don't realize just how much until you get the genturi and realize it eliminates any smell. When its windy the exhaust goes right under your MH and seeps in that way too. My gen exhausts along side a large window which is where the couch is. Which is where I end up sleeping 99% of the time. For months I thought my headaches in the morning where just from all the activity from the prevous day. Once I started using the Genturi the headaches went away. I believe because it eliminated the slight amount of fumes from coming in. I just wish ALL sporting events and ALL CG's without power would REQUIRE exhaust stacks. Just spend 5 days at an event with hundreds of MH gens running, whew, everything smells like exhaust! BTW: just beware that homemade ones get VERY hot and can melt the side of your coach and/or burn anyone passing between RV's. I've seen numerous pics posted of melted RV sideways from a DIY exhaust pipe. Genturi specially made pipes are NOT hot to the touch. You can run that gen all week long and when you are ready to leave you can wrap your hand around those pipes to take them down.
rockhillmanor 08/28/14 07:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Internet and TV for full time rv

"TV..crank up the roof antenna....aim it at the direction of transponder towers and watch free TV" Question: how do you know the direction of the transponder towers? Question: why wouldn't this type of set up work at home for free tv? A. Real easy way to determine which direction to turn the RV antenna? When you pull into the CG take a look at which direction ALL the RV's have their antenna pointed! And....Point yours in the same direction! Will save you a lot of time spinning and tuning in the batwing antenna!:W B. Yes it works in a house also for FREE TV. Walmart has TV antenna's for digital TV starting at 19.99 to 65.00. Some inside some outside antenna's. Last house I had I bought the 40.00 outside mount antenna from Lowes. Make sure to read the box label and get an 'amplified' antenna. I just bought a house in Florida that I am remodeling. >>I am right now running a coax from the MH antenna to the house TV! :B:B 24 channels for FREE! And this week they just added another movie channel!
rockhillmanor 08/27/14 03:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Can't find Calgon powder

... we were told NOT to use a lot of detergent since detergent or soap will develope a film that will make your tank sensors useless, ... The GEO method specifically calls for the original Dawn.. Ok, so I've read multiple places that using Calgon powder water softener helps clean the black tank. But I can't find Calgon powder. All Walmart has is the liquid. Will that work? How about water softener pellets? Will they work like ice while they dissolve to break up the solids? Adding water softener does NOT break up waste solids in a holding tank. Nor will it control odors. All it will do is soften your "waste water" and foul your sensors. :R Using detergents like Dawn that are concentrated in a holding tank in a moving RV, FOAM up, which will render your gauges DOA. Holding tank chemicals that have been used for eons in Marine and RV holding tanks are sold for a reason. Control odor, actually break down waste to eliminate any clogs that can and do happen when gravity dumping thru a 4 inch pipe. Just saying. mystical mystery treatments found on the internet for holding tanks are just that!
rockhillmanor 08/27/14 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: generator exhaust tube

Going to an event and will need one, I think. Anyway My generator exhaust is underneath or close to my front slide on my Itasca Cambria. Space is limited so where the heck am I going to store this thing AND does it break down to a reasonable size? Going to CW today. Do these fasten to the rig or just bolt on the pipe? Wind? Vegas gets windy at times. Junior dragster weekend, woo hoo...... All RV manuf. seem to all put VERY short exhaust pipe on gens. All the exhaust runs right up the side of the RV and seeps in. If yours is right by the slide expect a TON of exhaust smell to come inside your RV. I bought one because the CG I was staying at for a sporting event in Montana 'required' them. I wish ALL CG's where a gen is used made them mandatory! I bought the gen-turi and it is by far the best for eliminating all the exhaust fumes and smell into your RV. Only one that also has an air intake opening to prevent back pressure. Yes they come apart and store easily. Comes with a storage bag. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/1c51e9d0.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/d67385c5.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/e5bc416c.jpg http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rvstuffusa_2060_1769889http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/EXHAUSTenlarge-1.jpg If you want to buy a used one pm me.
rockhillmanor 08/27/14 09:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Printing a logo off computer

Vector graphics are resolution independent. If you downloaded the logo from the Net, was it a bitmap? Then it could very well be set for monitor resolution at either 72dpi or 96dpi? These will virtually always produce jagged images when printed. You need to be using a bitmap image of at least 300dpi. Or try doing a search for a vector logo alternative with an .ai extension. When you import into your graphic program(?), it will need to be converted to a bitmap @300dpi. Make sure your biz card template is also set at 300dpi. A vector graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator or equivalent is much better for laying out graphics for printing such as a biz card. You can easily resize the type/graphics without any loss in quality. That's not necessarily the case with a bitmap based program such as Photoshop, where you need to pay attention to you graphic resolution more carefully, in order to get the best printing results. Yup, I looked and it sure enough it is 96 dpi. :( Thanks everyone for all the info. Especially the one about resetting my bc template too. I would not have known about that. Guess it's back to the drawing board.
rockhillmanor 08/27/14 09:02am Technology Corner
RE: Internet and TV for full time rv

TV..crank up the roof antenna....aim it at the direction of transponder towers and watch free TV Agree on Verizon......we travel FT for 7 yrs. Pretty good coverage all across US Ditto X2. Only I am using Sprint mobile usb broadband. Full time 7 years coverage everyplace I have been. But I have not traveled to the western states. RV antenna FREE channels EVERYWHERE! :B
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 11:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Propane tank full?

They will NOT fill your propane tanks to the 'full' level. When you pull in to have your RV propane tank 'filled' they are required by law to only fill it to 80%. Took me awhile to figure that out too. Seeing as after you have it filled most of us don't look at the gauge before we leave. They fill, we pay and then drive off. Then when we check it later we wonder why we've gone thru so much propane. :R On my tank my gauge registers 75% when I have it so-called filled. Gotta admit that when I have an extended stay at a CG that has propane on site, some of them will fill it full for you. Albiet I am sure they would get in trouble if someone reported them. I seek out getting propane at CG's because my tank is so small and that extra 1/4 tank means a lot if headed for a dry camp site.
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 11:23pm Class A Motorhomes
Printing a logo off computer

I am designing a business card. I went on line and saved a clip art. When I go to print the logo on paper it is all digitized, ragged. What am I doing wrong? Or can't you do this?
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 11:09pm Technology Corner
RE: House sitting

advertising for RV folks to watch our place, care for pets and do some light duty work, like watering greenhouse and garden? I certainly would not. Friends, neighbors, relatives. Those are the 'only' people I would let watch my home and pets. I hired a family ONCE, a mother and daughter team to watch my place when I went to Florida for 4 weeks. I figured hiring the mother also would be insurance that the younger girl WOULD do the job per my instructions. How wrong could I have been.:( Never cleaned cat box, left door open on greenhouse all the plants including 40+ year old specialty trees and plants all dead, horses not taken care of properly, house was a disaster, etc. etc. Not trying to rain on your parade but when it comes to your pets and home you have to be VERY careful who you let take care of it in your absence.
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 07:06am Workamping Forum
RE: What type of RV is best suited for a wheelchair?

Just a note they make Class A toy haulers also. http://outlawrv.com/
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 06:49am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Getting ready for a trip.

We are getting ready to load the RV with the necessities for our Labor Day weekend at the beach. I am not looking forward to the packing process. When I am lugging bags, and laundry baskets, of supplies out of the house, is when one of the benefits of being full-time is very apparent. My question is this: Do any of you have any tips that make loading the RV a little easier? I hear ya! The first year I had to unload to winterize for the winter I could not believe how much 'stuff' I had to unload! Sometimes are situations are such that you can't leave a second set of stuff in the RV all the time. I hated all the back and forth trips to the RV AND those dang RV narrow steps also until I started using something as simple as a flat dolly. You can buy a dolly at any box store or hardware store or have the DH make you one! Sheet of 3/4" plywood and screw 4 wheels on it! Will cut your trips back and forth out to the RV down to one maybe two! AND when you finally head out on your trip YOU won't be all dead tired from schlepping all the stuff into the RV. :C I resurrected a crate dolly from my basement and attached a sheet of plywood to it for moving stuff around. It also comes with me in the on the carrier behind the toad. I use for just about 'everything that needs to be moved' thereby protecting my back and knees. http://img2.wfrcdn.com/lf/47/hash/2228/12582063/1/Midwest-Homes-For-Pets-Pet-Crate-Dolly-with-Rope-Handle.jpg height=160 width=160 Here's a moving dolly from Harbor Freight a whopping 12.00 bucks rated for 1,000 lbs! Same one can be bought at any big box stores.Screw a sheet of plywood on top attached a rope pull and you can schlep a ton of stuff out in ONE trip! http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_20492.jpg height=300 width=200
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 06:21am Beginning RVing
RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

I don't smell anything coming out of the vent. I guess it dissipates before it reaches ground level. In any case perfumed poo smells just as bad to me as natural organic poo. I never did either until I headed South! The whole black tank issue simply was not one when I RV'd in Wisconson. Spent years traveling around in the Midwest as a weekend RV'er. Didn't even give thought to the black tank except to dump daily or at the end of the weekend. THEN.....one month in Florida in the Summer with no hook-ups trying to stretch my having to break camp to move MH to dump off site.......made ME a believer of good chems in the black tank to control odor! Also, dumping at dump stations or CG hookups without sealed caps on opening and sewer hose can be a gagger. With chems in the black tank it is not. Trust me fill a holding tank in a MH in 98 degree humid weather and letting it sit any length of time and you WILL start to smell it coming from somewhere and definitely when dumping! :W BTW: There IS a difference between chems that actually 'control/eliminate' odors and ones that just add 'perfume' which I agree IMHO is even worse.
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 04:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Bigger toilet.

I couldn't believe how many times I went to sit down when I first got my MH and realized my body/mind is programmed for a certain 'distance down to bowl' and since the RV toilet is lower you tend to fall down on it the first few times!! Never could understand their reasoning to make it lower than a residential toilet.:? It's not like there is a space issue straight up.
rockhillmanor 08/26/14 04:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bigger toilet.

Let's face it, these were designed for kids at summer camp. I have the room and would like to upgrade with one that i don't bring the seat up with me when I stand up. In the Cambria there is room on both sides . I guess what i am asking for is a full size seat. Can these be switched out without much fanfare? Hear ya, I couldn't deal with how low they are. If you want to look at all of the ones available at one time. Just go to a camping world. There is a whole isle of all the different toilets on display for you to look at. Elongated, round, pedestals to make them higher, All the way up to your very own Porcelain Bowl RV Toilet!! Most RV'ers always upgrade to a 'residential' style toilet. I.E. the same size and height of the ones in our houses! Installation is REAL simple. The only thing that I didn't think thru was I bought a taller toilet, I didn't pick up the extension parts for the back hose. Duh, taller toilet of course the water lines wouldn't reach! So don't forget to pick that up after you buy the toilet.
rockhillmanor 08/25/14 11:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trying to find a used TT - a rant!

Just a question or maybe a vent. We are looking for another TT. Have only one dealer near our home. So I have been doing an online search. Can't seem to get the information we need with out filling in a questionnaire or doing an online chat. Seems like they want our info but will not give us any without our full history. So call the dealer and ask basic questions such as length and price. Why do we not get call back or why is the information not on the website? (Not to much out there by private party) There are SOOO many RV's for sale in Florida. And just as many dealerships and not that many miles from east to west! :W I am looking for a TT for a friend and I use Craigslist. Just make sure to scroll down and click on a city near you to search in. You will also see a tab for dearer and owner. Leave both of these open and you will get dealership ads run by the salesman. THEY do respond to your email from the listing on Craigslist. It's a new world out there. Phone calls do NOT hack it anymore when doing business. It's all emails now if you want a response. And actually I think it's better because the dialog is all recorded now in an email and can be referenced and printed out as proof when needed. And gives them a record to stay on top of things. Where a phone call is a he said she said and notes scribbled all over! Good Luck finding your RV. I am presently located in west n central Florida and there's quite few nice ones for sales at good prices.
rockhillmanor 08/25/14 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Restringing day night shade..help

:B As mine where all starting to break I would just call RV mobile repair at the CG I was at.....and let them do it while I opened a cold one and watched! They are wizards at it, they do so many. Oxymoron at best because you pay a set price for it and they do it in record time! But for me worth it! :C
rockhillmanor 08/25/14 10:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

.. Except for the roof vent it is a sealed system. If the odor is not coming from the roof vent then you have a problem that needs to be fixed..... And who on earth would want to smell it coming out of the vent? Using holding tank chemicals not deodorants, prevents any smell from wafting down over your picnic table.:W =Dakota98 "dollar Orange" ????????? :B I meant to type Dollar Store! For just a buck you can buy a quart of generic lemon cleaner. I find this bottle of liquid cleaner is just right for cleaning any grease off and deodorizing the 'gray' tank preventing odors from stray food stuffs that go down the kitchen sink.
rockhillmanor 08/25/14 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Black Tank Readings Not Possible

If your RV is not parked level your gauges will not be accurate. The gauges are located on one side of the tank. So if your RV is not level as the tank fills up it will not register it correctly if the RV is tipped away from the side the gauges are mounted on. As it fills up it will eventually hit the sensors on the other side but you will be almost full when it does. AND it doesn't take much of the RV not being level. And if you are tipped toward the toilet it will come right up to the top when you look down the toilet yet the tank is not actually full as it would be if you were perfectly level. And also the gauge can't read it either. I was tricked by this ONCE when I was trying to stretch my time before breaking camp to dump at a sporting event and I was parked on an un level site, not thinking about that aspect and going off my gauges. My gauges work ALL the time. Albiet I contribute that to how I take care of my tanks so they are able to work properly.
rockhillmanor 08/25/14 08:10am Tech Issues
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