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RE: Cooking in the TT

Just an FYI, microwaving is cooking. It doesn't keep food from smelling or somehow trap the odors in the box. Unless you never open the door. But then you would never eat. We full time and cook in our rig every day. If we didn't and only ate out, we probably couldn't afford fulltiming. Or we would be REALLY sick of sandwiches by now. As it is, we make all the same foods we made in our s&b in our rig.
dahkota 05/25/15 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Driking from fresh water tank

We have lived in this rig for 8 months, have used water from all over the country, and drink from our fresh water tank. We lived in our previous rig for 8 months, got water from all over the country, and drank from our fresh water tank. And so does our dog. We run the water at the spigot for a minute to do a taste and smell test. If it passes, we hook up. It really isn't a big deal - the US has water quality standards and, for the most part, most communities stick to it. You need to do a little 'due diligence' if you are using a well source but, for the most part, the water in the US and Canada is safe to drink.
dahkota 05/25/15 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Are you happy with the size?

We had a Jayco 22FB (I think it is a 23FB now) that was perfect...unless you had a couple of large dogs (an island bed, a couch, a dinette). We didn't, so it suited us fine, even on rainy days. The problem with most rvs is there isn't the floor space needed to accommodate a large dog stretched out sleeping. I would definitely choose one with a slide as that gives a little more room. But honestly, even in our 34' A, we would trip over a large dog. We even sometimes trip over our small dog.
dahkota 05/17/15 08:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Walmart in Cottonwood AZ

That's too bad. A few years ago we went to the Thousand Trails Campground on ThousandTrails Road south of Cottonwood on Hwy 279. Just as you turned off onto TT road we could see a # of rigs boondocking on the left side of the road. They actually had a fantastic view!!!!!!! Can anyone tell me if that area is still available???? Yes. Sometimes crowded but still a boondocking spot.
dahkota 05/17/15 07:54am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking/dry camping in VA and WV?

In West Virginia, Check the Dolly Sods area. Beautiful and lots of places to camp.
dahkota 05/17/15 07:52am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Unstuck and DEPARTING

ope to see you up here sometime. Have a great run up!
dahkota 05/16/15 07:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Black vs White paint

The problem with a white motorhome is dirt. Our brown, beige, and black swirls hide road dust, dirt, and rain spots better which means we don't feel compelled to wash it as often. Do I like all the swirls? Not really, but I wouldn't prefer an all white generic looking coach either.
dahkota 05/16/15 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Beautiful images, Sue. They make me want to rush to get up there!
dahkota 05/14/15 10:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

We are now in Quesnel, BC. Gas here is 1.07/l. Back in Hope it was 1.27/l. It has been creeping down the further North we go. The border crossing wasn't a problem. We didn't have any chicken or illegal weapons. But, we went through Lyndon which was backed up about 45 minutes with only one gate open.
dahkota 05/13/15 04:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: I am scared!

What is the price difference between what you are selling for and what you want to buy? What fixes/changes/upgrades could be done to your current rig for that amount of money? If the fixes/changes/upgrades are not enough to make you happy, sell it. If they are, keep it. (If we sold our current rig for a newer rig, it would cost us at least $20K. With that $20K, I can change a lot of things in this rig and add a few toys).
dahkota 05/11/15 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat mounted solar panel on RV roof

We have four mounted on the roof. Three are tilt-able. I don't feel like getting on the roof to tilt them so they are almost always flat. If we will be staying in one place where we need them for a week and tilting them will make a difference, I will get up there and tilt them. We have no problems with water, water runoff, or debris falling from trees. Three of the panels are 2.5 years old and show no signs of water damage or debris damage. Hope that helps!
dahkota 05/11/15 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

We are in Blaine right now. Just an FYI for those of you heading North on the western route - gas here is about 30 cents more/gallon, propane about 50 cents more per gallon, and groceries are 20-50% more. We will go back to Bellingham to fuel up and shop - it is about 11 miles - where prices are much more reasonable. I have no idea why except maybe the vendors are gouging Canadians coming south. A Shell in Blaine - $3.24/g regular. The Fred Meyers in Bellingham - $2.88/g regular.
dahkota 05/11/15 09:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Buying an RV... How long has it been on the lot?

One thing about knowing how long a rig has been sitting on a lot - it gives you some idea of the condition of the batteries. Typically, the batteries are allowed to burn down to nothing, being recharged once in a while. The batteries in our current rig were toast when we purchased. It had been sitting on the lot for 7 months. But we did get a great deal on it - the new models were shipping and it was the end of summer.
dahkota 05/11/15 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Best TV for TT?

We used Visio and Samsung in our tt. Both worked great with no problems. We now have Sonys - they came with the rig - and all of them work well. All of our tvs have been 120V. All have been used with inverters - typically 300W - 400W - with no problems. LED TVs use very little amperage. Our current 40" Sony uses 6.5 amps/hour, the 32" uses 5. Our 19" Visio used about 3.
dahkota 05/11/15 08:34am Technology Corner
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

So...if you care to sip a beverage, bring one litre per person duty free. After that, you can bring as much as you want but man, that'll cost you. Bearing in mind that this trip is going to cost each one of the RV's about 10,000 bux, the idea that you are going to end up paying maybe an extra 30 or 40 dollars calculated both ways...get over it. Gary Haupt :) Yeah, I'm over it. Of course, it could be all the wine... We have decided to cross a week early (Monday) if the weather looks good so I need to drink three bottles between now and then...
dahkota 05/08/15 07:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: GCWR

We know ours (26K). Our towed weighs 3856 lbs. We are under our GCWR and under our GVW. Is your Winne on the 22K chassis or the 24K? You have too much weight in the coach - at least 700 lbs. Note on the 22K chassis, the GCWR is 26K (4K difference with a 5K hitch). Our A is 2.5' shorter than yours on the 22K chassis - we have 3500 lbs of cargo capacity. With our extra batteries, solar panels, 2/3 water (60G), and full gas, loaded for fulltiming, we are under GVW by about 600 lbs. that may be true but you may be overweight on one axle. do not assume. We aren't and we haven't.
dahkota 05/08/15 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Avg length of travel? Not really a tow'd question

When we first got our rig, we drove separately because we had a 7500lb F250. We sold the truck for a jeep and drove down to FL from DC to get the tow bar etc. installed. So we spent about a month driving separately. We also now occasionally drive separately but only very small jumps - under 50 miles. The driving is much better with 2 in the rig towing the car. Our shortest jump was 11 miles and longest was 400. Given the choice, I would not choose to drive separately - it is just a lot more hassle.
dahkota 05/08/15 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the best 1 item you ever bought for your camper?

Our A came with an inverter, power management/surge protection system, and satellite system. But, the solar panels and AGM batteries we added are pure gold. Over time, they will pay for themselves. We have saved over $1000 in camping fees this year; we should just about break even (with the expense) by May of next year.
dahkota 05/08/15 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GCWR

We know ours (26K). Our towed weighs 3856 lbs. We are under our GCWR and under our GVW. Is your Winne on the 22K chassis or the 24K? You have too much weight in the coach - at least 700 lbs. Note on the 22K chassis, the GCWR is 26K (4K difference with a 5K hitch). Our A is 2.5' shorter than yours on the 22K chassis - we have 3500 lbs of cargo capacity. With our extra batteries, solar panels, 2/3 water (60G), and full gas, loaded for fulltiming, we are under GVW by about 600 lbs.
dahkota 05/08/15 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter charge batteries?

We also have an inverter charger - Magnum. Because the inverter charger powers most of the coach and can burn a lot of amps if we don't pay attention, we have a portable inverter we use sometimes (it is not a charger).
dahkota 05/08/15 09:17am General RVing Issues
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