I use a 6" x 6" block of packaging foam to keep the freezer compartment door open. The freezer compartment door keeps the fridge door open in turn.
Nice, efficient, lightweight, easily replacable solution.
I had a Pleasure-way TD (twin couches); I now have a Pleasure-way TS with folding couch. I can't tell you how much I miss the twin couches... convenience, and tons more storage.
I keep the couch folded down and use half the couch, plus seat, and keep it made up as a bed, because I ddnt want to have to make up the bed every night, or whenever I wanted to nap.
My next Class B will definitely have double couches.
Living in earthquake / fire / electrical blackout prone California, my B seconds as my bug-out vehicle. It's stored an easily walkable )if necessary) 2 miles from my home, Black and grey emptied, FW full, batteries fully charged, propane at least 3/4 full, gas tank full (600+ mile range per full tank), after a trip. Non-perishables for at least three days, and a variety of hot to cold apparel remain in the rig.
In the event of a potentially threatening / damaging event, I'd just have to grab essential documents from my file and be gone.
Otherwise, it's always ready in the cases of just wanting to go RVing without spending time with preparations whether for a few hours or days at a time.
Strap them to the back of the passenger seat?
Lay them on the bed / couch until destination is reached?
Lay them down in the airle between couch / seats?
Secure them to ladder?
Secure them to spare tire european mount?
I carry mine in back storage area accessible through back doors.
I have a B. I bought a Renogy solar suitcase for it in April. ($250 - Amazon). I store it strapped to the back of the passenger seat when traveling. I like the portability because it means I can park in the shade, and place the panels in the sun.
Aside from exercising the generator, I don't recall the last time I used it to power appliances.
Good for her!!
Please let her know that there are thousands of women RVing solo.
Most people she meets on the road will be helpful / able to assist her should problems arise. There's a learning curve in most any new venture, it's often steeper for some than for others. I hope she will not be discouraged.
She's lucky to have a friend in you!
Note: No one, male or female, was born with infinite knowledge of everything; how to use a voltmeter, as an example. Once she is introduced to the voltmeter, as an example, she will have that knowledge and the ability to apply it. It isn't rocket science, and the fewer who try to mystify the process, the better off we will all be!
P.S. I appreciate your noting that many of us weren't encouraged, nor socialized, to gain mechanical knowledge / experience. As a matter of fact, for many it was discouraged, and mystified, but, once the curtain was / is pulled back, most become adept, or at least competent at it.
Again, good luck to your friend!!
Hey...grumpy guy...I made it clear she's brand new to the Road Trek thing. He husband died 18 months ago from lung cancer that took him just two months after they even knew there *was* cancer, and just a week after she decided to retire so they could go on the road together. She's been in the pit and wearing a groove in her park model floor from pacing for hours on end -- for 18 months straight -- from the shock and pain. She went right from her abusive father's home to the arms of a really wonderful man at a very early age and didn't even know how to read a map until last month.
I'm incredibly proud of her courage to get back on the horse and go out and try to enjoy the world again, on her own, for the first time in her life. It's astounding what she's tackled in just the last few weeks. So how about cutting the woman a little slack and giving her time to catch up? The women you seem to have so much disdain for were inside cleaning your house and cooking your meals all your life while you were outside learning about circuits and tools and transmission coolers.
You tone is *incredibly* disrespectful. Your own personal unhappiness is evident. If you're not here to be helpful and to make other people's days better and their loads lighter perhaps you should turn off the computer and find some stray animals to kick.
I purchased the Renogy 100w suitcase setup in April. Used it for 6 weeks in Arizona. Ran the generator once for monthly maintenance.
I drive a B, I strap the suitcase to the back of the passenger seat when traveling.
I love the freedom from generator noise and use of propane. I also appreciate the fact that I can park in the shade, while the panels sit in the sunlight.
Ideally I'd like to have panels on my roof, too, but that can wait. I'm very happy with my suitcase!
I was there for a few weeks last summer. Off the top of my head I'd recommend:
Cabot Trail (Cape Breton Island) (Not to be missed. Exquisite drive.)
Camp Breton Highlands National Park
Bay of Fundy
Chocolate River (astounding!)
Please note that the Welcome Centers are great; some will even make reservations for you on the spot!
There are also markers throughout for self guided tours, i.e. lighthouses, covered bridges, etc.
With or without an itinerary I'm pretty positive you will enjoy Nova Scotia!
I'm from NYC, relocated to Berkeley, CA. (Berkeley is adjacent to Oakland.)
I take 80 all the way whenever I return to NY. The trip usually takes me 5 days.
I've considered 70 but I'm unfamiliar with the weather patterns and prefer to avoid tornadoes and other "exciting" weather.