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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

The Vegas crowd is doing ok. Heavy winds for the last 2 days with gusts 60+ mph. That was fairly nasty but at least we weren't on the road. Have spent the last 2 months building an itinerary for summer and yesterday Bruce pronounced, "Make it so." Can't wait to hit the road! Furkids are well and enjoying the last of the cold weather.
Dernhelm 04/01/17 09:49pm RV Pet Stop
Pet Friendly Fort Leonard Wood?

Hey Campers, have any of you been to the Fort Leonard Wood MO museums? I hear they're pretty good and located in the historic part of the Fort. Is it ok to walk dogs outdoors in the museum area? I checked the Fort website and couldn't find the Public Info officer to ask.
Dernhelm 04/01/17 12:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Camping with the dogs

National Forests all allow dogs on trail. I hiked all over the central Sierras with my dogs - big RVs are not making it into those campgrounds, but that's a separate issue. BLM land is also wide open for letting dogs hike and wander. That means a huge swath of CA desert is open and dog friendly. I highly recommend National Forests, have used them for years. Just be sensitive and keep your dogs leashed and you can take them a multitude of places. If you can't keep them with you, be sure the RV is well-ventilated and think about getting a heat warning device. Not sure a generator is a great idea - did somebody already say this? Carbon monoxide is going to be a concern, and you'll be driving your fellow campers crazy. Many campgrounds don't allow them anymore.
Dernhelm 03/21/17 12:03am RV Pet Stop
WindowMaxx Louvered Window Vents

Whatever happened to WindowMaxx Louvered Window Vents? See, for instance MaxxAir Window Vent Have any of you used them? This price seems a bit high; what do you think? Are there any other options for leaving a window open in the rain? I don't have an awning (long story - ok, not that long - there was this telephone pole in MA). Any suggestions?
Dernhelm 03/20/17 11:59pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: OLD FELLA RALLY OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

Well hot dogs! I'm very glad to hear this. Have fun everybody! Are you coming? No, sorry. I have to go to Atlanta and points east in August/Sept. so I don't think I can do it. The Anthropology professor would have to let me off the hook for up to 10 weeks, and somehow I don't think he'll do it. Hope you have a splendid time! I'll be following you online.
Dernhelm 01/18/17 01:42pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: OLD FELLA RALLY OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

Well hot dogs! I'm very glad to hear this. Have fun everybody!
Dernhelm 01/17/17 01:48pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: I just don't know to do

So once upon a time me and my asthmatic lungs were responsible for exercising a high maintenance German Shepherd who needed 5 mile walks every day. So I put him on a leash and walked he and my bike to a school, which happened to be the closest big chunk of empty asphalt I could find. You might try a parking lot. Well, I climbed on the bike and started out just pedaling in a straight line, stopping, turning around and pedaling back. I used voice commands for everything: Let's go, Halt! Turn around. Pretty soon he was doing great in straight lines - I mean like 10 minutes pretty soon - so we added turns, again with voice commands. Left! Right! By the end of one 45 minute session he was ready for the road. We had a great time all summer. It was so much easier to teach him to bike than I thought it would be. Good luck! A tired dog is a happy dog.
Dernhelm 12/14/16 09:59pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hello all. I've been offline for several days coping with the end of semester nightmare. We do this 4 times a year, whee! So sorry to hear of some family tragedies. I hope you'll find comfort in your faith and family. Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes for Father Wilcox. He's sort of improving, doing PT and rehab. He hopes to be back in the pulpit by Christmas. Please keep him in mind as you enjoy the Christmas season! My favorite time of year too: good music, a divine Message, and great walking weather. Hang in there, everybody.
Dernhelm 12/14/16 09:49pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hey FOOFs - Fr. Wilcox has been transferred to a rehab facility so he's improving a little but he still has a long way to go. Your kind thoughts are still greatly appreciated on his behalf! Hugs to all your furbabies and I hope you're having fun getting ready for Christmas.
Dernhelm 12/06/16 04:42pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hello everybody! I was sorry to see that those fires are still burning down in Sevier County TN. Hopefully they'll get rain soon to put them out. I hope Cade's Cove isn't in any danger. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was fun as always, with pizza and ribs. The fur babies enjoyed their pumpkin pie. Those of you who can hark back to the very beginning of this thread, well the priest from CA who had his congregation intercede for Old Fella while he was having his heartworm crisis is in the hospital having a really rough time. 2 weeks ago he fell off his porch in his wheelchair and somehow picked up a nasty infection from a scratch or ouchie at that time. Now he's in ICU with drainage all over the place and issues with infections in his spine. NO FUN. So please keep him in your thoughts - and I'm sure Old Fella will be raising a paw for him on the Other Side.
Dernhelm 11/28/16 10:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I'm amazed at how often this is the case. All my own dogs who have had surgery have done the same thing. The clipping and IV are irritating and the site is right there under the mouth. Glad things are progressing well. Ask any girl who's ever been shaved. It ITCHES.
Dernhelm 11/03/16 12:34pm RV Pet Stop
Buffalo River Resort, Lobelville TN

Stayed here a few weeks ago and wanted to recommend it to people who are looking for a nice place outside of Nashville. Buffalo River Resort TN The campsites are reasonably level, large, grass and served by a gravel road that was fine but needed grading. The campground is "up that holler over there" and surrounded by trees. Nice view down the valley. The cabins are on the hill overlooking the campground. They had tent sites right on the river, with grills. The restrooms are best described as "spartan concrete." Bring flip flops for the showers, but they're large and the water is hot. The flush toilets work. They are between the campground and the river, so about 1/4 mile from each. The river beaches are plain but nice. I saw people doing all sorts of swimming, tubing, kayaking and fishing. Pet-friendly. Bring bug repellant and/or a bug-zapper. No WiFi that I found. No community room, pool or any of that fancy resort stuff. There weren't any picnic tables when I was there but it was off season. Nice in-ground fire rings at each site. The people who run the place are nice. It wasn't expensive: I think I paid under $30 for full hooks. If you're interested in no-frills, nice scenery and fun activities, I recommend it.
Dernhelm 11/03/16 12:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Winslow AZ to Santa Rosa NM attractions/To Do

Looking for something interesting to see and/or do on the Winslow to Santa Rosa leg of I-40. We've seen the major museums and historical sites in Gallup and Albuquerque, so we're looking for something different. We like historic stuff, good scenery, military stuff and archaeology. Looking for something to give us a couple of breaks in the drive. Anything offbeat you want to recommend?
Dernhelm 11/03/16 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Camping World Service at Anthony (El Paso) TX

Pulled into the Camping World between Las Cruces NM and El Paso TX a couple of weeks ago, on a Saturday, en route from TN to Las Vegas NV. I had a dangling wire which was clearly labeled "brakes" so I didn't want to chance traveling. Had already tried to fix it with a crimp, but it had pulled loose again. Naturally Service was closed on a Saturday, but the Parts/Service guy managed to find somebody to crawl under my rig and re-attach the wire anyway. They had me on my way in under a hour, at no charge. Not only did they fix my rig for me, they welcomed my big Golden into the store and let him play tennis ball in their parking lot. Kudos to whoever they were! They made this lady's travel safer.
Dernhelm 11/02/16 11:03am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Newbie -- Considering Hybrid Purchase

It is just me and my wife (and a dog), so I don't really think we need/want anything bigger than 15-18' range. We love the fact that the beds in the hybrid don't eat up any floorspace. If we leave everything folded up and "turtle" there shouldn't be an issue with heating the TT in the winter, right? We have the 17Z which is about 18' and with the 2 queen size beds it's an excellent size for DH, me and 2 big dogs. Fits in all the state parks, easy to back. No beds in the floorspace is EXACTLY why we bought a hybrid. No other trailer gives you 2 queen size beds in only 18'. We usually heat the trailer with a Black & Decker heater that measures about 12 x 9" and pulls 1500W. We generally make sure we have electricity when it's going to be cold. That little heater keeps us plenty warm when we're turtled - in fact we have to turn it down. Even in snow, when not turtled it does an excellent job keeping us warm. We prefer NOT to use the propane heater because you do get a ton of condensation in the bunk ends. If we have to use the propane heater I prefer to be turtled. Never had a problem having only one axle and it's cheaper on toll roads. We also get better mileage because of the lighter weight.
Dernhelm 11/02/16 10:57am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie -- Considering Hybrid Purchase

Whether or not you can open your hybrid while hitched has to do with the length of the bed when open and the length of your hitch. We have a Jayco 17Z. We have a weight distribution hitch which lengthened the truck portion of the hitch by about a foot and we can open the front bunk while hitched. We even have just barely enough room to open the tail gate on the truck with the bunk open. Having said that, I understand that just adding a hitch extension is mondo dangerous so you don't want to do that. When we're overnighting in a rest area or truck stop we stay hitched and open only the front bunk. When overnighting in campgrounds we stay hitched but open both bunks. When overnighting by myself I often just sleep on the couch, but I'm short and fit on the junior bed.
Dernhelm 10/31/16 12:58pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: OLD FELLA RALLY OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

I made it home yesterday evening. Spent the last couple of hours on the road in typical desert thunderstorms, but they weren't a problem. I did blow a trailer tire just west of Willcox AZ (Good Sam Road Service!) and it looks like I'll have to have the transmission rebuilt again. At the Border Patrol check outside of El Paso it started getting squirrelly. 62,000+ miles ago the mechanic said, "This rebuild will only last about 25,000 miles, but you won't keep the truck that long anyway because it already has over 100K on it." Hoping to get another 62K miles out of the next rebuild. Other than that, the trip home was pretty harmless. So glad I got to be at the Rally and see y'all in person!!! Thanks for being tremendously fun people. Love y'all.
Dernhelm 10/25/16 11:08am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: OLD FELLA RALLY OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

Hello all, just checking in with you from Benson AZ. First time I've been online since I left Sevierville on Mon. morning. Have had a perfectly decent trip until yesterday when everything decided to go wrong on the same day. Decided to spend Sunday resting up and working in Benson so I can hit the road on a weekday - in case of further mechanical issues. I'll let you know when I get home. IF no more problems I'll be in Vegas tomorrow (Monday) night. If not .... I'll be somewhere else :-) Glad to hear you're all still having fun up there. Hugs to ALL of you FOOFs. Hopefully you can still schedule rallies, maybe somewhere near Richard's place. Good luck with the MH, Richard, and safe travels everybody!
Dernhelm 10/23/16 03:16pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: OLD FELLA RALLY OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

Hope Doug and Sandy are traveling safely. I was lucky enough to win the gorgeous picture of the Golden at auction. When you have a minute, would you please PM me her name and years? I'll pencil them on the back of the picture. Thanks so much for donating so much beauty to the Old Fella auction.
Dernhelm 10/15/16 06:47pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: OLD FELLA RALLY OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

I made it! I'm in 214. Small expandable Jayco, silver Hybrid Silverado w/ NV plates. come and say Hi or flag me down when you see the big fluffy Golden,. I have a Raffle thingie.
Dernhelm 10/10/16 05:12pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
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