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RE: Quartzsite & The BLM!

I've never been to Quartzite but can tell you that there are many many people who spend lots of time there for free. Seems your problem was arriving at a bad time, and not taking time to scout out the area before hand. There is a site/group called "cheaprvliving.com", and also a yahoo group called "vandwellers" who have tons of experience and info on free/cheap places to stay. Go to those sites and ask for advice. Also if you are 62 or over, you can get a lifetime pass at any National Park or Forest Service office (for $20 I believe) that will allow you to stay for 1/2 price at any Federal facility, and no entrance fees. Lots of Forest Service sites will cost you $5-$6/night with that pass. All the Forest Service sites will have at a minimum vault toilets, and most of them have drinking water.
coolmom42 04/19/15 01:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: DOC, do you know anything about this Lone Star Tick?

They are very common in TN. I spray my pants, shoes, & socks before going into the woods, always wear long pants & high top shoes. The Forestry people in this area use repellent collars for large dogs, worn outside their pants legs. Always check all over after you get out of the woods/grass.
coolmom42 04/17/15 06:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Bald Eagles

Harrison Bay Eagle cam---at a Tennessee State Park.
coolmom42 04/16/15 10:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Road conditions thru Nashville and Louisville

Resurfacing on I-65 north of Nashville, with lane closures every day. Try to hit it very early in the morning, like before 7 AM. If you go to TDOT SMARTWAY and select "traffic cameras" from the menu in the upper right corner, it will also show you green, yellow, red, or black for traffic flow, with green being speed limit drive & black being totally stopped.
coolmom42 04/16/15 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Popping breaker

You ave wired it as a 220V 30A service 30A RV is: One single pole breaker One Hot leg One Neutral One Ground 3 wires and only one is HOT You have probably fried the microwave, the converter at minimum. But if anything else was turned ON or powered UP (AC equipment) it is probably fried also. Correctly wiring circuits is about Knowing how/why vs just copying other circuits inside panel Yep.
coolmom42 04/16/15 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: does this happen to anyone else

two things first: we spend a ton of cash for our coach so we can have awesome camping vacations, and then DW wants to take vacations doing everything but camping. If this is true, then for her, camping is not a vacation. What do you do on vacation that you don't do camping? Eat out more? Tour places? Shop? You might try doing that more while in the RV so it is more like her idea of a vacation. If she is doing the same stuff camping that she is at home - cooking, cleaning, etc. - it is kind of understandable that it isn't 'vacation.' Yep. And it's all easier to do in a "real" house. Try to get to the bottom of why she wants to go home so quickly.
coolmom42 04/15/15 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My S&B smells like mildew :(

Keep cleaning and get a dehumidifier. If you have carpet, get it steam-cleaned professionally.
coolmom42 04/15/15 03:10pm Snowbirds
RE: Older does not always mean wiser so.......

Secure your wallet in your pocket, put your running shoes on and run Forest run! It's nothing but a time share and I've never heard of a good one. Yep. Everyone I know who has ever bought a timeshare of any type, really really regrets it.
coolmom42 04/15/15 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: How Can Old, Yellowed Plastic Trim be restored?

Repaint with Krylon Fusion. That stuff is amazing the way it looks and lasts. Clean first with lacquer thinner or alcohol. I repainted the white plastic trim around some sky-lights and the trim around the outside of the windows in my 2 trailer doors about 5 years ago. They still look perfect! This. Bleach won't fix the problem, the yellowing is not a stain that will come out. It's from UV degradation of the plastic. Some plastics use additives to prevent this, but not all.
coolmom42 04/14/15 12:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Child/baby seat confusion

You will be able to anchor the base of the seat with the seat belt. A 2 yr old will be in a forward-facing high-back seat, with a tether strap & hook at the top of the back, which holds the upper portion of the back tightly to the vehicle seat. You should find a location to firmly anchor the hook, preferably a U-bolt in the floor. Fasten the seat belt and tether strap, then put your weight on it with one arm and snug down the straps with the other. The seat should fit VERY tightly to the vehicle seat. A 2 yr old will be using the 5 point harness in the seat. The shoulder straps should be adjusted in a slot so that they are above the child's shoulders. The chest latch should be at armpit level. You should be able to put the thickness of your hand between the child and the chest buckle. Any more room is too loose. If the bottom fastener between the child's legs has slots for adjusting its position in the seat, it should be moved to the snuggest slot that does not pinch the child. Any seat that you buy or rent will come with detailed instructions. If you are planning to rent a RV, you should contact the rental agency and ask for details on how the seat can be installed in the vehicle. It is quite possible the rental agency will have the seat installed and help you adjust it for the child. However you should double-check.
coolmom42 04/14/15 12:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Need help on using old D-Link router as WAP

Your old router is too slow to stream video. That's why your Roku is buffering. Go get a new router with 802.11(n) standard speed. Your primary router may be fast, but your old routers are going to put a bottleneck in the system. Also part of the problem is that they are Netgear, the least user friendly router ever created. Go to a Linksys router. I would FIRST contact Verizon and see if you are getting the download speed you are paying for. You will need 12 MB/sec to avoid buffering on HD video. It's also possible that Verizon has a repeater available, or at least a list of recommnended repeaters.
coolmom42 04/14/15 11:53am Technology Corner
RE: Roof vents and LED bulbs

If you camp without electricity available, or want to avoid running your generator, LED lighting is tremendously helpful. The power consumption is about 1% of incandescent bulbs. LEDTrailerLights.com has good quality LED lights with a selection of base types. We used them for 3 years with no problems. They are a little pricey but you can buy a few at a time. Start with replacing your most-used lights.
coolmom42 04/14/15 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maintenance Question - Draining Holding Tank - New RV Owner

It means make sure the large dump valve from the black tank is open before you use the black tank flush. Otherwise, you can easily overfill the black tank because you are putting a lot of water in there really fast. Then the overflow will go out the roof vent, or leak out around the vent pipe connection into the black tank. Either one is very very messy and definitely unsanitary. Sometimes people without a flush system will stick a hose down the toilet to achieve the same type of flush. In that case, if the dump valve is closed, the overflow backs up through the toilet and goes all over the RV. Now THAT is a MESS. Also... if you are hooked up to sewer...keep your black tank dump valve CLOSED. This allows the tank to fill and you get a more effective drain when you dump. It also gives you some protection in case of a sewer backup from the RV park system, which is rare but has happened.
coolmom42 04/11/15 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: I 65 Road Report-Northbound

Check the TDOT website for details of construction, dates, lane closures, etc.
coolmom42 04/10/15 07:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Would this bother you?

Slide out, AC running, steps down--Is someone living in there? I was wondering this, too.
coolmom42 04/09/15 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Snowbird Parks in Tucson and Southeast AZ Area

Check out RVParkReviews.com. You search by city, so get out a map and pick some cities.
coolmom42 04/08/15 04:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Insurance for truck campers.

Some insurance companies do not write RV coverage. But you definitely need more than you have. In your shoes I would consider moving my business, because that agent clearly did not look out for your interests. Even if you stay with that company, you may have to look elsewhere for RV coverage. But definitely get it.
coolmom42 04/05/15 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Sourdough Bread --- Crohns Disease

Almost all sourdough recipes I've seen start with a purchased yeast in the very first batch. The yeast is just propagated in the starter, instead of starting at zero in the next batch. Of course each successive batch would have less of the original ingredients, but there would be some in the first few batches. There are lots of sources of organic yeast, in bulk and consumer varieties. These do not use the emulsifiers and anti-foam agents (although some use a natural oil for anti-foam, which is fine.) You could just use the organic yeast instead of bothering with sourdough, which takes up a lot of refrigerator space and is fairly high maintenance. Check out Shipton Mills, or Bob's Red Mill. You might also be able to find some organic yeast locally at an organic food store.
coolmom42 04/05/15 10:25am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fresh Water tanks on new RV's

Sounds like you should just keep what you have. Do a few mods to fix whatever is bothering you about it, fix anything cosmetic that needs it, and go on your merry way. IME generally the size of the tanks is somewhat proportional to the size of the RV, but not always.
coolmom42 04/04/15 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Camper Explosion in Portand

Meth heads. Idiots.
coolmom42 04/03/15 09:18pm Truck Campers
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