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RE: Refrigerator and/or sink and/or range in slide?

You are poo-poo'ing well known fixes for better known problems. The NORCOLD 1200 does have fans, but because of improper manufacturer installation and venting, a well placed fan an make the fridge run far better than the OEM fans. So why not? One well placed fan can save a thousand bux in new cooling units, not to mention replacement food and additional LP trying to make cold. Again, with all these improvements, 100ma to run a fan is chump change. So why not? As far as LP, water, Drain, etc., there are flexible trallies that have been used in robotics assembly plants for 50 years that are now being used for those hoses and there are no more problems. Or buy a fixed kitchen I wasn't poo-pooing anything. No need to be snarky. I was simply asking a question. I've never been in a trailer with those components, had no way of knowing if there are good solutions in place, or if they are trouble spots.
coolmom42 01/19/17 08:42pm Travel Trailers
Refrigerator and/or sink and/or range in slide?

I've looked at several floor plans with one or more kitchen components in a slide-out. Generally just the refrigerator, or the whole thing. I've read about issues with refrigerator venting in a slide, and don't want to have to add a fan. Is this common? Is there anyway to fix it besides a fan? I'm also less than thrilled about subjecting propane hose and plumbing to the motion of moving the slide. Is this a problem waiting to happen? If so, what can be done to mitigate it?
coolmom42 01/18/17 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good public camprounds in Western Montana?

There are several in the park, and many in the National Forests surrounding it. Go to uscampgrounds.info and type "glacier national park" as your search point. You can get the basics of the NFS campgrounds there, then go to forestcamping.com for more detailed info. The national forest web sites are also good sources of info, although not so readily found sometimes.
coolmom42 01/18/17 08:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer Weight vs Truck Capacity (I know, I know....)

There are options available for the F-150 that put it right up there with the F-250 in rated payload and towing capacity. BUT likely by the time you add them all on, you might as well buy a F-250. In your shoes I would seek out a knowledgeable person at a dealership that sells a lot of both types of trucks, and get the details of what each option adds and what they cost.
coolmom42 01/18/17 01:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Little Bighorn NBF and travel trailers.

7th Cavalry is a RV park a few miles south of the battlefield, if I recall correctly. In July, it's going to be HOT there. Get there early regardless, and if you do, you can probably drop the trailer in the lot at the visitor's center. It's worth spending almost a whole day there. Very interesting and scenic. There is also a national cemetery. Do your best to get in on one or more of the ranger presentations; they are great.
coolmom42 01/18/17 06:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New 2017 Winnie design features

I was pretty surprised to see that there is no dark wood, walls and other finishing materials. Just about all of the interior is a light off-white color except for a small amount of black accents/trim. Floor is laminate lookalike with light earth-tone shades. It's about flippin' time a manufacturer did this. What's old is new again. :W Starcraft Antigua trailers had an almost all white interior for several years, until such time as the market grew tired of it and used ones couldn't be given away. :( http://i.imgur.com/WX51N4Dl.jpg"width=450" Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ... thanks, but no thanks. :p I love this interior.
coolmom42 01/17/17 07:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing rv toilet.

You would have to bypass the holding tank to use a regular toilet. Otherwise, the solids will collect in the black tank and clog it. HUH?
coolmom42 01/15/17 07:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Venture Sonic 190VRB???

Interested in this too... I'm liking the 168VRB Sonic Lite.
coolmom42 01/13/17 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Stay at the Nashville KOA and take a shuttle to the arena. This. Parking will be packed. Even if you can find 2 spaces, you might get ticketed.
coolmom42 01/11/17 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winter Camping Part time

Be sure not to leave any food in it. You don't want a mouse invasion.
coolmom42 01/11/17 04:42am Travel Trailers
RE: I have a hearing problem!!

You could add a speaker close to where you sit. You could also add a small microphone near the TV with bluetooth output that will pair with some headphones for you. That's the same way the hearing aids work.
coolmom42 01/10/17 11:41am Technology Corner
RE: Invasion of Asian Lady Beetles

I'm surprised they aren't all dead in your temps in Mass. Unless you are snowbirding?
coolmom42 01/10/17 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route from Lander WY to Charlotte NC

^^^What he said. But DO be prepared for snow on I-40. It can get ugly. Not Wyoming ugly, but still bad. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts and be prepared to stop somewhere an extra day or 2 as needed. The good news is that snow and ice usually doesn't stick around more than a couple of days in this part of the world. Also there is so much traffic on I-40 that one pile-up can keep you stuck for many many hours. Be prepared with plenty of gas, blankets, food, water, and TP in the tow vehicle.
coolmom42 01/09/17 03:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: rv buying on ebay

I've bought cars on Ebay and have generally no qualms about buying big-ticket items. Seller reviews are very useful; sometimes you can find out more from them than you can know about a dealer. The biggest problem would be getting one from a dealer and not being able to do a pre-delivery inspection. Sometimes even new rvs have significant issues. For that reason I would recommend pickup over delivery.
coolmom42 01/08/17 02:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking to hire mentor/share expenses for 2-6 weeks

You can rent a small class C with 400 miles allowance, for 1 week, for $951.10 from El Monte RV rentals in Phoenix. I would recommend you use a weeks vacation, or at least a few days, and take your time getting to know the RV and how you feel with it. That will give you time to check out your internet access and see how it works. If you find that it doesn't work, you can sell it. My take on it is that if you can't afford to rent for at least a week, you can't afford to buy, use, and maintain a RV. El Monte will rent you a clean, basic RV. They will step you through the basics of the systems. You can do reading and research on here, and other sites, to learn beyond the basics. You can join a RV group and get good advice from the members in that group. I would not consider travelling with a stranger in a RV. I've travelled with my boyfriend of 10+ years, for a few weeks, and sometimes it gets tight for us, LOL. Your dog will be better company.
coolmom42 01/08/17 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight at Thermopolis WY -- Hot Springs State Park

We had a soak in the hot springs, when we arrived and then we had a soak just before we left the next day, as their is a 20 minute soak limit per visit. Dean Is the parking lot at the bathhouse large enough for us to park a 33 foot TT (over all length 65 feet) to take a quick soak before we drive on our way? . . . :h . . . Sounds like a nice place for "lunch brake" Yes. There is a large parking lot adjacent.
coolmom42 01/08/17 10:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 transmission

Will be interesting to see how it works! Ford has hit the jackpot before with their Ecoboost engine, maybe they can do it again.
coolmom42 01/08/17 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulled Pork in the cold

At zero I rub my butt for several minutes then back away from heat source and rub my butt again. LOL me too!
coolmom42 01/08/17 10:42am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Overnight at Thermopolis WY -- Hot Springs State Park

Thermopolis is well worth a day, at least. Aside from the above recommendations, there is a very neat little Hot Springs County museum.
coolmom42 01/07/17 10:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stayed Home Last Summer and did Nuttin.....Round #1

What a great summer! Thanks for the report and photos.
coolmom42 01/06/17 10:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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