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RE: Propane on while driving- refrigerator

We always had ours on when we had the propane fridge. It would probably stay cold but if it's already cold, it's not going to use that much more propane on the road. Fix your lunch and not worry about it!
KarenS144 10/05/15 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Route into Yellowstone

That's a good road. You'll have to cross Togwotee Pass which is about 9700'. You'll be really close to Teton NP and be able to see the mountains. If you've not been to the park, it's definitely worth a trip.
KarenS144 10/04/15 09:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Veternarians

I'm so sorry for the loss of Buddy and the treatment you received from the veterinarian. Vets are people too and perhaps there was something else going on with the vet you saw. The situation could have and should have been handled differently though.
KarenS144 09/01/15 09:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: First camping trip with the dog

We have 2 boxers that go with us. If they aren't in their beds, they are in ours so we don't have to worry about stumbling over them. We just hope we still have a spot on the bed if we get up!
KarenS144 08/25/15 08:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Older Diesel or New Gas - Newbie question

I am not an expert but know that with 7 people in any RV, there is going to be a lot of stuff. All that stuff is going to weigh quite a bit. The vehicle you're towing also factors into weight as does the actual weight of the people. Don't forget food, toys, linens, towels, blankets, kitchen stuff, water and all of the other items that are necessary to run a house. Check the numbers on the G'town and see how much cargo it can handle. It will be considerably less than a DP. As mentioned previously, the number of seat belts you're going to need might present a problem. I agree (not that it matters much if at all!) that a TT might be a better option. You'll still have to factor in all the weight though and find a tow truck that can handle it. Good luck!
KarenS144 08/24/15 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar discount off MSRP?

Maybe for a '14 or possibly '15 since the '16's are coming out. Newmar only builds coaches for which they have orders so there aren't a bunch of extra Newmars sitting around on dealer lots (unless the dealer ordered them).
KarenS144 07/26/15 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just got my new DO

DO is Dutch Oven. I bought a new DO when we started camping. It was pre-seasoned but I oiled it down and sort of seasoned it again. I've cooked quite a few meals in mine and am always looking for new recipes.
KarenS144 07/19/15 08:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

Another vote for Amazon.
KarenS144 06/25/15 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toronto to BC and Back again. Hints on Yellowstone area?

Yellowstone will be crowded so if you want to stay in the park, you should make reservations ASAP. Fishing Bridge is centrally located but YS is huge and traffic can be....errrr.. a bear. ;) Cody, WY is a great town to visit. Eat at Irma's, see a rodeo, take in Buffalo Bill Museum and make a day trip to Red Lodge, MT. From Red Lodge, take the Beartooth Hwy west to Chief Joseph Hwy. Beartooth has been rated as one of the most scenic highways in the USA and we agree. Absolutely breathtaking! You might double check your route from Cody to Devil's Tower. Going over the Big Horns can be a challenge. You can drop south out of Cody to Thermopolis to Casper & to Gillette then to Devil's Tower if you want. Beautiful drive through Wind River Canyon on RT 20. After Rushmore and the Black Hills, there is a lot... Wall Drug, Badlands NP, Minuteman Missile, Pioneer Auto Museum (worth the stop) at Murdo, SD & the Corn Palace at Mitchell is worth a look. Have fun!
KarenS144 06/22/15 07:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dog abuser

That poor dog. How sad. I'm glad you said something. Some people have no business having a dog or any animal. I'm not sure I could have kept my cool.
KarenS144 06/21/15 08:14pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New kid on the block

awww... Bless you for giving him such a wonderful life after such a deplorable existence. He's a lucky lucky boy!
KarenS144 06/20/15 05:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: TPMS--------flow thru or not

We just installed the 1A1 system from TireMinder on our coach & Jeep. Easy install and a bit more piece of mind. We did not get the flow sensors. How often does one adjust air pressure? The Jeep doubles as a toad & daily drive and we remove the sensors when it's not a toad. The one thing we noticed on our 1st trip with the TPMS was how hot the front right tire on the Jeep gets. It's closest to the exhaust from the DP so I suppose that shouldn't be surprising.
KarenS144 06/20/15 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do we need such a big windshield???

We love the big window in our Class A! There's no comparison to driving along and being able to enjoy the view through it. We looked at the ACE when we were looking for our 1st A and didn't like the smaller window. When we decided to sell our gasser, it never entered our minds to get anything other than another A with that gorgeous windshield. There is a lot of sun beaming in but lowering the visor a little helps and besides, when the sun starts getting in our eyes, that's when we know it's getting close to cocktail hour and we need to find a place to stop for the night. ;) To each their own!
KarenS144 06/18/15 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon Coast - Labor Day

We're planning on being there the week before Labor Day but will head inland to Collier State Park that Friday. I was really nervous about not having something reserved somewhere so made reservations. Our plans are to take 5 or 6 days to go from Astoria to Reedsport then make our way to Collier. No doubt we'll be trying that during the most crowded part of the year! We can do without hookups as well but will be in a 35' coach towing a Jeep and I know there are some CGs that we can't use so I'm hoping to find some private CGs along the way. I'd love to hear suggestions on what to see and decent easy to get to campgrounds preferably state or fed but private would work too.
KarenS144 06/13/15 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fridge Explosion

Scary! Thank Heaven no one was hurt but I'm sorry for the loss of your brother's trailer. What type of fridge was it? This makes me really glad that we went with an all electric coach! Fires can still happen but hopefully, they are less likely and there won't be an explosion if there is a fire.
KarenS144 06/12/15 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bear Tooth Highway

I've read threads where people brag that they did it driving a 40'+ MH or pulling some sort of long trailer and I suppose if you're really lucky and meet no traffic on those hairpin switchbacks and have really really good brakes, you might be able to do it. I can't see where it would be anything but a white knuckle drive and certainly not enjoyable with even a medium sized RV.
KarenS144 05/26/15 08:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

I mentioned before that I always have an Atlas or paper map available as well as checking Google Maps. I have on occasion used the map program on my phone too! BUT... I like having TomTom riding along with us. Ours has a split screen that appears when we're at an exit on an interstate and clearly indicates where we need to be to go where we're mapped to go. He gets a little perturbed when we exit and it's not mapped. I wish there was a "chill" button on him. I like being able to tell how much farther we need to go & about what time we'll get there. I also like to know how fast we're going. ;) Tom gives us plenty of warning before there is a turn which is handy too. The maps are only as good as the updates and TomTom depends on the users to bring new roads & construction detours to their attention. I've done that for a major bridge construction in our area and sure enough, the next map update had the detour. They do check it out though before making the change. When we bought our new to us coach, it had a TomTom Eclipse which we named Paula. I've had great customer support from TomTom to get Paula updated with the new maps. Now, we sometimes have both Tom & Paula on at the same time....BUT I still want a paper map!
KarenS144 05/21/15 04:51pm Technology Corner
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

I use a TomTom quite a bit but always Google map the route the night before and have a paper map along for the ride too. There have been times when TomTom really tried hard to get us lost and once when I was looking for the southern entrance to Shenandoah NP, it tried to send me to the northern entrance. It does sound like you have a setting that's not right though.
KarenS144 05/18/15 06:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Unhealthful food at Assisted Living Facility

My mom is in an assisted living facility and she has complained about the amount of salt they put in food. It's gotten some better but in our opinion everything still tastes salty. I hope you get home soon!
KarenS144 05/17/15 06:39pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How long drive time with kids without wearing out?

We don't have skinkids but do have 2 boxer furkids. They sleep on the couch when we're on the road. ;) It seems we average just under 50mph from leaving in the mornings, rest stops, fuel stops and lunch and that's driving 62-65mph on interstates. The kids will adapt. My parents drug 3 of us cross country several times and we were mashed into the car with them and sometimes a grandmother. Most of the time we did "drive throughs". We would drive through a national park and maybe stop at an overlook. Sometimes, we fly by the sign and say there it is. There is so much to see in our beautiful country even if it's just seeing it out the window as you drive past. BUT... those are wonderful memories and the time spent with my siblings and parents then are treasured now... maybe not so much then. ;)
KarenS144 05/04/15 07:16am Beginning RVing
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