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RE: Lubing my toilet seal

I have used vinegar for years to clean the hard water in Az. The black rubber seal would turn to gray and leak down. vinegar made the rubber clean and black and no leak. chevman Thanks for the feedback chevman! I'll try this before we have to have it replaced.
ReneeG 08/22/17 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Biscuit Waffles

Hmmm. Sounds good and fun too.
ReneeG 08/18/17 03:28pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Insurance Question

Uh, yes. That's what we pay semi annually for our Fiver, TV, and three other cars - a Jeep, a Volvo, and a Ford Freestyle. Allstate.
ReneeG 08/18/17 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need confortable chairs that pack up in a tube

We LOVE these Kijaro Chairs. DH has a bad back and he loves these for the support. They have locks so you can sling it over your back using the carrying strap if you need to. We also gifted a set to our son and daughter in law because he's 6'7" and 300 lbs (weight lifter) and she is close to 6' herself. With their height, they love the chairs and support too. We got the XXL size for him.
ReneeG 08/16/17 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: A BIG Thank You to the folks here on This Forum

Dave and Kandi - thanks for the feedback! This forum is great! Glad your trip was a good one!
ReneeG 08/16/17 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Reviews for Tent Camping

We often take weekend trips tent camping with our Jeep, so I use various sites, but find the Forest Service, National Forest sites the best. Various other places also review campgrounds in general like Campendium. A free site, but you do have to sign up.
ReneeG 08/14/17 11:54am Tent Camping
RE: Things I noticed on my trip out west.

Ok. Looks like I upset some people. Sorry, but Nebraska and Iowa along with eastern Colorado have nothing in the entire Rocky Mountain Region! Being from IL I can tell you I was just watching the 1/10 miles on the dashboard click by. This is not intended to be a slam against these states just things I noticed. Yes if I were taking secondary roads I may have run across something to see, but my time line for travel doesn't allow that yet. Sorry folks. I meant no disrespect! I sure didn't see it as a disrespectful post. I rather enjoyed it. I lived in Iowa and quickly Maquoketa Caves State Park came to mind, hmmmm, what else ????? Ha ha ha.
ReneeG 08/14/17 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Things I noticed on my trip out west.

I enjoyed your post dodge guy! You're right about the wildlife in GT versus YNP. We are going back to GT - probably our 8th time with plans to stay in FS CG just outside the border. Hard sided unit CG's only with hope to photograph wildlife for paintings. I found a lot of humor and life truths in it!
ReneeG 08/14/17 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: gas versus diesel 13.8 max weight fifth wheel

If you get the diesel don't forget to get a real good coat, hat and gloves for winter. maybe true with older ones, but my new truck has heated seats, heated steering wheel and a supplemental heater that all come on when I use the remote start. Its nice and toasty in there after 10 minutes.Yes, that's the other route you can take. You can either get a good hat and coat or spend another extra grand on an assortment of supplemental heating appliances. . . . and they are wonderful. Our TV is an "Idaho Cadillac". Love it. Best luxurious ride we've had.
ReneeG 08/11/17 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: gas versus diesel 13.8 max weight fifth wheel

X3 on not needing a diesel in the East. While we don't have the Rockies out east, the northeast is still nothing but rolling hills and some decent size inclines here and there. A Diesel flattens out those continuous hills and makes for a much better experience. If you haven't towed in the northeast and Atlantic Canada you may not know what I'm talking about but it's surely not flat, it's nothing but up and down. To add to this, to the OP, for now you say you stay in the east but once you get a "taste" of "camping" in that fifth wheel, your horizons will broaden and you'll want to head West. Then you'll want that diesel.
ReneeG 08/11/17 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Sway

Our first travel trailer was a 19' Sportsmaster and we were towing with an F150. Our dealership set us up with a weight distributing hitch and anti-sway bar. Never had a problem towing at all. Used the same setup when we switched to an F250 and two different trailers - 25' and 27'. After switching to a 32' trailer we went to a Hensley, but you don't need that with what you've got, but the weight distributing and anti-sway bar for sure. Safe all the way around.
ReneeG 08/11/17 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: montana smoke

Here's a link to the GNP webcams,
ReneeG 08/10/17 10:53am Roads and Routes
RE: gas versus diesel 13.8 max weight fifth wheel

I can say from experience - get the diesel DRW. When we first purchased our FW, we had a 1999 F250, short bed, SRW, 6.8L gas with the 4.1 rear axle, 4WD. We got 7mpg and it stopped at every gas station. Stability was bad and towing up and down our mountains here was a white knuckle haul. We even had air bags installed and blew the lines on our first trip, and twice on our second. That was a clue that the FW was too heavy. Fully loaded with water full, we are about 14k (I know the exact number, just don't have that in front of me). Fast forward a year to when we purchased our current vehicle. WOW! Should've done it sooner DH says all the time. We have power to haul up and down mountains and stability is amazing. We joke that something is following us. The difference is night and day and in safety as well. Yes, diesel is more, but we also average 12mpg towing. Can't beat that. Now, ours is not a daily driver, but it was for DH for a couple of years till he purchased a sedan for our business. But, as a diesel, it will last and last. If you can afford it, do it. Both you and your main passenger will never regret it and we only tow about six times a year, if that, since we are both still working full time.
ReneeG 08/10/17 09:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need to identify fifth wheel hitch

Thanks Barney. I know about the new app and have used it, but this doesn't help me in being able to view someone else's photo that they posted using Photobucket. The only way you are going to be able to view someone else's photos that were posted on Photobucket is if they decide to edit their post and re-post those photos using a different hosting site, or if they use the app I mentioned earlier. On 2nd thought, you might be able to view them by clicking on "quote", copying the URL, and then pasting that URL into your browsers address bar. I do this often when a person has a problem with pictures and they don't show up. Just be sure to click the "back" button so you don't accidently quote their post when you don't want to. Barney Thank you!
ReneeG 08/09/17 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need to identify fifth wheel hitch

Photo link doesn't work for me either. I get the third party hosting no no icon. Ditto See this. Barney Thanks Barney. I know about the new app and have used it, but this doesn't help me in being able to view someone else's photo that they posted using Photobucket.
ReneeG 08/09/17 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV TV Satellite Service W/O Home membership

We have the Pay as you go from Dish and have Cable at home. Works best for us.
ReneeG 08/08/17 01:15pm Technology Corner
RE: I just cant understand...

Wow . . . what a great multi topic thread and it all began with an opinion on composting toilets. I'm assuming then that some RV's have composting toilets? Hmmm, not for me, but then again we are of the mindset that the "tinkle" paper goes in the waste can and it gets burned later in fire pit. On our last camping trip, to a remote site with no waste disposal, I had the dogs' waste bags set aside to haul back down the mountain. DH grabbed them and threw them in the fire! I was aghast! He looked at me and said, "what do you think an incinerator toilet does?!", well, he was right. Hmmm. That trip I mentioned was in our Jeep to remote mountain top campgrounds, something that is a bucket list of ours, and not places where we can take our FW. On the first trip, we knew right away why we have an RV - it's easier and much more posh! Tenting is A LOT of work. Second trip out, we're beginning to enjoy it, but hubby says at the end of the day, "next trip will be in the fifth wheel". That said it all. We completely understand the large RV concept and love it, but we still like the adventure of a backroad trip with the tent. We too have solar panels on our RV, enough to run computers and TVs as we want. DH is a programmer and often works on the road. Yes, we didn't do it as a way to save money, but more as a way to be more independent. We've always boondocked, but on our first cross country trip with the solar system, we opted to stay in dry sites only at FS CGs that offered both, which saved us money and often had better views (and more secluded) than the sites with electricity. I was apprehensive at first, but am now sold on solar power. We still have a generator because you never know and since ours is a Honda, it's quiet too. Back to the original OP's comment on composting toilets - well, if that's what others prefer, I say go for it, but it would not be for me either.
ReneeG 08/08/17 08:50am RV Lifestyle
RE: 3 dogs and one is a rottie

We used to have three dogs, but after one passed away, we didn't get another and often when checking the pet policies and seeing the limitations, I'm glad we only have two. I know this doesn't help you, but when we had three, there were plenty of other campgrounds without the limitation. We used to have a Rotty and we encountered the typical stereotype approach, but when I told them she was a registered pet therapy dog, that eased the issues. Regardless, others won't accept your beloved pets as you do. Just look around and find a CG that will accept your pets. Once, while staying at Grizzly RV in West Yellowstone, MT, the people next to us in a huge Class A motorhome, had two Rotties that lunged at the front windshield whenever someone walked by. I'm pretty sure no one said anything because they were there when we left and I never saw office personnel come to their site. FS CG's don't have restrictions on the number and type of pets you have other than to keep them leashed. That may have to be part of your approach. Anyway, where there's a will, there's a way. Good luck.
ReneeG 08/07/17 07:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: Need to identify fifth wheel hitch

If it's an 8' bed there is no need to spend extra money on a slider hitch. Pretty much and good brand standard hitch should fit the rails if mounted per normal dimensions. Even with a short bed you may not need a slider hitch. We had one with a short bed, but DH never backed tightly and avoided situations in which he would need to.
ReneeG 08/06/17 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another Nat Forest campground WA state!!!

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
ReneeG 08/04/17 02:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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