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RE: RV on Netflix

Last night we watched the Frasier episode with the "Winnebago" and it is pretty funny 2nd season, early episode
GizmosMom 10/01/16 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: crock pot cooking

Thanks, DutchmenSport! I wasn't sure if the Crockpot would run on high with the inverter. I will have to try this! I never knew you could use the Crockpot with an inverter!
GizmosMom 09/22/16 03:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: crock pot cooking

I have never tried this but have inverter & Crock Pot. Just curious...are you cooking on high and low or just low with your inerter? Thanks!
GizmosMom 09/20/16 06:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: one week out

I keep a list of items that we keep in the RV and I go through it before a trip (paper plates, TP, towels, utensils, trash bags, etc.) to see what needs to be replaced. I add those items to my shopping list. I have another long list of items to pack from the house (cameras, clothing, coats, dog food, people food, etc.). I use that running list for about a week before we leave and in the morning of the trip. "Purse" is on that list because at the start of one trip I forgot it and we had to drive back home which was 40 miles away. Husband was not happy. I cross off the items that are packed and circle the important ones.
GizmosMom 09/19/16 08:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dometic refrigerator at higher altitudes

So I was telling my husband that you experienced the same problem that we did. We started wondering if there actually IS a solution. Then I did a Google search. Apparently Norcold has the same problem. I found a thread on another RV forum about this and on page 2 of this post the original poster found a solution. (I hope that it is okay to post a link from another RV forum) We will try this the next time we are at higher elevations. From my Google search I found that the problem is a bit more widespread than originally thought. I hope this may help you.
GizmosMom 09/16/16 02:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dometic refrigerator at higher altitudes

We camped in the Grand Mesa at 10,000 feet. Our 2016 Forest River Sunseeker Dometic refrigerator did the same thing. We dug out the manual and it said that when camping above 5,000 feet we should have electrical hookups! This is our 4th RV and we had previously camped on the Mesa and other places in Colorado at 10,000 feet and never experienced this. Our dealer said that the manufacturers are "making different products" these days. This was also very disappointing to us. The propane refrigerator did come back on but would frequently go back out. We have a "Check light" feature on it and had to keep an eye on it.
GizmosMom 09/16/16 01:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear bedroom slide-out mattresses

We also have a Sunseeker (GTS 2430) and we also have the wedge mattress. At home we have a sleep number mattress and keep both sides at 100. Yes, we like our mattress firm! The RV mattress does feel firmer than our home sleep number. Not sure where to find one softer. Maybe a pillow top?
GizmosMom 09/14/16 05:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Summer 2017 - Trip Suggestions

We lived in the Austin area for 15 years. You could drive to Gunnison, Buena Vista and Leadville, Colorado, in 2.5 days. We love those areas. Always stay in NFS campgrounds. Happy Trails!
GizmosMom 09/12/16 09:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sunseeker 2400W. 25' 1 SO Mercedes

We have a Sunseeker 2430 GTS on a Ford 450. We are very happy with it. There is quite a bit of information on the Forest River Forums
GizmosMom 09/11/16 10:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best way to find water?

I usually find an RV Park or Campground nearby. Then I call and ask them if they have water and a dump and how much it costs. It is usually $10.00 for a dump and fill.
GizmosMom 09/06/16 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Whatcha doin this weekend?

Traveling to Austin. Staying in the University of Texas RV lot. Hook 'Em Horns! (Notre Dame visiting on Sunday, 6:30 pm) Can't wait!!!!
GizmosMom 08/31/16 06:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rats

Just curious about the peppermint oil. How do you apply it? Leave on the wires? Saturate a cloth? Thanks
GizmosMom 08/29/16 10:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Sprinter motorhome boondocking

When dry camping we use these baby washcloths In the shower we run water over ourselves, use the wet washcloths, rinse. We use very little water with this method. Works for us.
GizmosMom 08/27/16 10:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Links don't open in a new tab / window

I use the right click, too. Didn't know about the CTRL button...
GizmosMom 08/27/16 10:30am Forum Technical Support
RE: Campfires at campsites?

We enjoy camping at the National Forest campgrounds. Check our reserveusa.com Just make sure you douse the fire before you retire. Nothing like smoke blowing into another's campsite all night.
GizmosMom 08/25/16 07:50pm Tent Camping
RE: To B or not to B

We had our Xplorer van for 14 years. It had dual tires in the rear and so handled pretty well in the wind. We went from tent camping to the Class B so it felt like heaven. It kept us outdoors but was a nice place to sleep. It was very tight quarters and when it rained we were kind of squished inside. We could never invite friend or relatives inside to play cards or chat because it was so tight. The wet bath was not convenient but we made it work. We are both tall and the Xplorer's twin bed/king bed worked well. The entrance door also had an upper cut out so we didn't hit our heads. We also were able to park the Class B in our (city)driveway. (was classified as a "van" and not a RV). It was my daily driver for 14 years. We have since retired and live in the country. Purchased a 25.9 Class C with a slideout and small dry bathroom. We love the room in it. It handles well. We can park it here at home. Just some thoughts from a B and C owner.
GizmosMom 08/25/16 12:11pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Shower/Toilet tent / Portable Shower / Portable Ptty

Years ago when we tent camped I brought a baby size inflatable pool with me. we could stand up in our large tent but the pool would also work in a shower shelter. I warmed up some water on the Coleman stove and poured into a little dish pan (used the pink ones from my Dad's hospital stay). Then I took a plastic cup and poured over my body. Took soap and washed myself. Then rinsed off with clear water. This worked well and my husband and son, who were initially skeptic, also used this method. Later I purchased a Coleman water pump, similar to this That worked even better!
GizmosMom 08/25/16 11:59am Tent Camping
RE: Question About "Walk-up" Camp Sites

It probably will depend on how soon before the weekend that you will arrive. I would say maybe Wednesday or Thursday at least. But not sure...depends on the popularity of the campground. Also, keep checking because often people will cancel a couple of days before so there may be some availability. But maybe not. Good luck and safe travels!
GizmosMom 08/22/16 06:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate 80/Chicago by-pass

Don't take US 30...it is stop and go and very frustrating. When traveling from Texas to Michigan we have taken a short-cut from IH-57 to IH-65 and that helps us but it would be out of your way. I know that there are times that traveling on IH-80 straight through are better, but I don't know what they are. Maybe early Sunday morning or mid-day during the week?
GizmosMom 08/21/16 03:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: August 21st 2017 Total Solar Eclipse DON'T MISS IT!

Thanks for sharing this!
GizmosMom 08/21/16 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
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