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RE: Prepping for cold weather camping

Great ideas! A tip on the fiberglass---you could put it in some trash bags to make it easier to handle, and keep the backing dry. That stuff is nasty if it gets in your clothes.
coolmom42 11/23/14 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Adventure of a Lifetime

A belated reply to your question about fruits/veggies---check on the web for farmer's markets in/near the town where you are. Many of them have Facebook pages, too.
coolmom42 11/23/14 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

I like your solution!
coolmom42 11/21/14 08:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: securing a travel trailer

I think that ball lock and the ones that cover the lug nuts would be a fairly decent deterrent. at least they would slow down the theft and cause them to look elsewhere for an easier target. bumpy Which is all that any kind of lock can do, and generally enough.
coolmom42 11/21/14 08:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

One question---Do the rental companies remove their company decals before selling the units? I'm not crazy about the idea of driving around with "El Monte RV" in giant red letters front and rear. Leave them on. You can do most anything and everybody will think your a rookie. People will help you level your rig, help you back in and at dump site just stand by your hose and somebody will come running. Just a thought. OK serious now...I've never seen any rental sold with the company name still on it. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen though. LOL it's a thought!
coolmom42 11/21/14 04:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New to winter--cabover leaked!

You better park in a covered building, if you are not going to be meticulous in your waterproofing. Snow and ice will find every miniscule hole and your RV will be ruined in short order, if you don't.
coolmom42 11/21/14 04:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full-timing in same TT for over 10 years .. anyone else ?

Go over to cheaprvliving.com. There are tons of people there who full-time in a cargo van. Some are out of necessity but many from choice and preference. It's a whole sub-culture. I can understand the appeal of a minimalist lifestyle. I have no interest in full-timing, but I would want a fairly large size travel trailer, 5th wheel, or motor home. There are certainly pros/cons to all the categories.
coolmom42 11/21/14 04:15am Full-time RVing
RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

One question---Do the rental companies remove their company decals before selling the units? I'm not crazy about the idea of driving around with "El Monte RV" in giant red letters front and rear.
coolmom42 11/20/14 07:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Made A Mistake

You haven't made a Mistake Yet. Leave that deal in the dust and it'll stay that way. This.
coolmom42 11/20/14 03:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Have you been to Yellowstone in the winter?

My sis and her hubby did it a few years ago. They had some sort of package deal (not a tour group) that included lodging, car rental, snowmobile self-guided tours, and tours on the Snowcat thing. They loved it, and had a blast. The snowmobile company rented gear to them, and someone sent them a list of other recommended clothing. Things like a balaclava, layered outerwear, insulated boots, etc. That would be something to research before you go.
coolmom42 11/20/14 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12 volt battery

Yep, bring it home and keep a charger on it.
coolmom42 11/20/14 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: How far would you travel for a deal?

Lots of good well maintained Roadtrek here. Prices are usually negotiable. Roadtrek International Thanks for the tip! I appreciate it, am bookmarking the site.
coolmom42 11/19/14 07:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Tom Raper RV Richmond Ind

Rwake901, I think the experience that are going through right now speaks volumes. If you are having a hard time trying to buy one, what do you think the service will be like? My fuse is so short on situations like this. I would move on. Good luck, Mark Yep. If you really like the motorhome, ask another dealer to find you one like it.
coolmom42 11/19/14 10:14am Class A Motorhomes

Jumper the thermostat Clean the vent pipe with a vacuum cleaner, it could have a bird nest or big dirt dauber nest in it. Replace the battery--look for an inexpensive deep cycle. DO NOT cut a hole in the side of the trailer, take the cabinet apart first.
coolmom42 11/18/14 08:07am Tech Issues
RE: How far would you travel for a deal?

Now if I wanted a 5th wheel.... they are a dime a dozen, LOL.I would probably compromise and get those dozen fifth wheels for a dime :B Seriously I would adjust to the lower priced RV. But you gotta have something to tow that 5th wheel with!
coolmom42 11/17/14 04:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How far would you travel for a deal?

I will not be buying new, unless I win the lottery. :) I'm looking for a B or small class C. Must-have: permanent private bathroom--no in-the-aisle Roadtrek style. Non-smoker use only. Length 25' or under. Price under $35K. Mileage under 80K. Fuel-injected engine. Must not have: Any signs of leaks, bad odors, or a cab-over window. No Mercedes chassis. Preferred: Chevy or Ford 3/4 ton V8; mileage under 50K; neutral interior colors--no pink/blue/burgundy/orange; no slide-out; length 21 feet or under; price under $25K. Yes, I know the "preferred" list is a pretty unlikely combo--that's why it's preferred rather than required. My biggest problem with traveling to look at a RV is that I'll feel the need to buy it, after all that trouble getting there. I don't want to lose the willingness to walk away. In general----how negotiable are dealer prices on used units? For instance---on something like this one. If a person looked up the NADA pricing---where is dealer pricing typically in relation to that? Above average retail? Here is a cute little Winnie. Sounds like everything you are looking though, with the exception of the length. It is 27'. DH drove from Phoenix to Eugene to get a rig from RV Outlet. We had the deal almost done, supposedly clear title, and spent $ to have it inspected by a third party. We left a $1000 deposit on a CC, just in case, and they were supposed to release the notarized title and coach when we handed them a cashier's check. They verified the cashier's check with our bank prior to his trip. When he got there, the owner tried to take the check from him without allowing him to verify the VIN and clear title DH said, aaahhh, nooo, you don't get the check till I can verify the title and vin. The owner told my hubby.... Then get back in your f€#€#%#^# truck and go home! So he did. Guess he was thinking since my hubby just drove 1200 miles one way, he wouldn't just leave without the coach. Our current coach, we both flew up to Colorado and inspected it ourselves, checked title, vin, told them what we wanted fixed and left them a $1k deposit. DH drove up the next week and picked it up with cashiers check in hand. Whatever you do, and however far you go, DO NOT sign anything or give them any $ you cannot get back until the coach is to your satisfaction. Thanks for the link and the advice. That took a lot of determination to walk away, but you did the smart thing! Was that a private seller or a dealer?
coolmom42 11/17/14 04:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What you've been waiting for,,,Transit campervan

That is a terrible layout, although they didn't show a huge amount of detail in the video. It's not designed for tall Americans, for sure--that is only the mid-height roof on the Transit. At 5'10", I have only about 1" clearance, it's pretty claustrophobic. The highest roof option is the only thing that will sell in the US, IMHO. The 148" wheelbase is a much better platform, even in the regular body style. The extended body on the 148" wheelbase is a very nice size for a conversion. There is only about $4K difference between the smallest & largest sizes, that's a lot of cubic feet for the buck, and well worth it.
coolmom42 11/17/14 04:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Baisic First Aid Kits

That is a great kit, thanks for the post. I have one pretty similar for camping. I figure the idea is to be able to stabilize a bad cut or other injury, for the time it would take to drive out to a location to get medical attention. The further away from medical assistance you roam, the more stuff you need. I added a container of a prescription burn treatment called Silvadene. Worth its weight in gold if you have a burn of any significance. Another thing I've thought about, but have not added, are some of the bleed-stopping first aid materials like HemCon strips or QuickClot. What is your opinion on that?
coolmom42 11/17/14 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Will my space heater shut down my furnace?

Maybe close most of the vents from the furnace, to everything but the tank area. You may have to put something under them, depending on how they are made. Then set the furnace thermostat to some point warmer than you will keep your living area. That should make the furnace kick on some. Heat the living area with the fireplace & space heaters.
coolmom42 11/17/14 07:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Non-subscription DVR?

I have THIS CHANNELMASTER DVR. I has a program guide for my OTA channels, and works a lot like a Dish Network DVR. You do need the external hard drive. It works well. I got it when I replaced my Dish Network with a good antenna & Netflix.
coolmom42 11/16/14 08:02am Technology Corner
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