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RE: Humidity / Moisture Absorbers; Do They Work?

I have used DampRid in my home closet. It absorbs water like crazy. One time I forgot to check on it and its absorbed water had overflowed the container and made a mess. So recommend only for folks willing to pay attention to it.
Tiger4x4RV 12/16/14 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Had sleep study last night: calling all auto cpap users!

Re mouth breathing Kaiser gave everyone in my sleep clinic class a chin strap to prevent mouth breathing, force breathing through the mask. If you do not use your chin strap and find that your throat becomes very dry, go back to using it. It does help.
Tiger4x4RV 12/16/14 08:47am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Had sleep study last night: calling all auto cpap users!

I call my CPAP my new roommate. I have lived alone for years, had no clue that I had sleep apnea. After knee replacement surgery last year, the staff in the recovery room spotted my halting breathing and recommended that I have a sleep study. Diagnosis: Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I stopped breathing an average of 38 times per hour. My Kaiser/Medicare coverage provided the equipment, which I received a year ago. I told them that I had to have a machine which would run on 12V. They provided one, but I had to buy the 12V cord to match the machine because the 110 cord was standard. If your machine has this feature and your health care folks do not provide the equipment, you might try cpap.com I got great service from them, even when I had to return the first 12V cord because I had ordered an incorrect one. If I had watched the videos on their website first, I would have made the correct choice. Do I like using CPAP? NO. Do I use it? Yes, nearly 100 percent of my sleep time. Sometimes I take short naps without it. Sometimes I have a bad night, when the hose feels like it is attacking me or the mask just won't stay on and I finally rip it off at 4 AM and go back to sleep. I probably had sleep apnea for a long time before I got this machine and I am not dead yet, so I figure an hour or so here and there without won't kill me. I sleep on the couch bed in the Tiger and the CPAP sits on the floor underneath. At home I designed a headboard with two small nightstands spanned by a precut laminate shelf from the home supply store. The shelf level is a bit lower than the mattress. Since it is between the bed and the wall, the machine cannot get pulled off onto the floor if I toss and turn. As to 12V power when camping: my Tiger has neither generator nor solar, so I beefed up the battery bank. I have two Lifeline 6V AGMs for a total of about 220 amp hours; they recharge quickly when I drive. Backup plans might be a portable power unit or going to a place with hookups. I could also spend some $$$ and add solar, but since I rarely stay in one place more than a couple of nights it has not been a problem to have adequate power. Not using the humidifier would make the stored power last longer, but this can really dry out your respiratory system and I do not recommend do without for this reason. My officemate has had his CPAP for about 20 years, as have some other folks I know. There is life after a sleep apnea diagnosis. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea and not everyone with sleep apnea snores. Some hints and info links: Use distilled water. Clean is the word. Wash your face thoroughly before you put on your mask. Disassemble and wash your mask and hose daily whether at home or in your RV. I use diluted baby shampoo for mine. Don't used a fragranced product. Wash your headgear and the machine's filters, although I do those weekly and not daily. CPAP.com has a link to CPAPTalk in the community column at the bottom of the page. This site was very helpful to me at the beginning, as were the folks here at RV.net. You do not have to register for CPAPTalk in order to search their files. Since it is all CPAP there, just search for RV or for camping. Lots of help, hints, even detailed electrical info. One guy describes his setup for tent camping while elk hunting out in the boonies! CPAP.com has great videos on how to use your equipment. For reputable medical info links, whether for yourself or to provide some info for your curious friends, go to the National Library of Medicine's site, Medlineplus.gov This site has very high standards for the links which it includes. Sure, there is some good info to be located via Google or Yahoo, but it is often buried in the garbage info. Sorry for the long post. I hope it helps.
Tiger4x4RV 12/15/14 06:18pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Port San Luis (Avila Beach) RV camping

I camped there several times 10 to 15 years ago. Loved the view, especially the time I got the spot on the end of the jetty (no longer a campsite), there was a lot of traffic: wharf visitors, boat owners, tourists, and also staff traffic to Diablo Canyon. Now that the town of Avila Beach has been renovated, there is more traffic than ever. The last few times I went there, I decided not to stay. Still, it is a beautiful and interesting spot. Lots of animal activity, even whales right in by shore sometimes. Restaurant and fish market on the wharf. Kayaking and standup paddleboards. If you go and if you get a site, maybe stay one night at a time in case you dislike the place. There is currently a plan for the port district to build a 30-site campground on the hill. I do not know what that will do to the existing camping areas. Jalama Beach, mentioned above, can also get crazy. Read the online reviews.
Tiger4x4RV 12/12/14 05:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Travato model, 59K

No info link provided on public Travato pages on Winnebago website, but a Google search turned up the 105-page owners manual for the two models of Travato. Still not real informative, but at least has specs on tank sizes and such as well as instructions and photos to operate various features. link to the manual Battery is AGM. Photos do not make it clear whether there is room for a second battery. The manual does not mention the existence or location of any 12V outlets; it does give locations of the 110 outlets. This bothers me. I use 12V extensively for dry camping, for charging my technology, and for running my CPAP machine at night.
Tiger4x4RV 12/11/14 05:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: upper terrace loop drive yellowstone

I went into the administrative offices nearby and asked them to define RV. They had no precise definition by height or weight or length. I went out to the parking lot and mulled over the issue, since I am basically a rule- following person. Then I saw a large schoolbus go up the loop road, so The Tiger and I went, too. The national parks in general really need to work on their signage. Tell me my vehicle cannot go there because it is too tall, too wide, too long, too heavy. Do not tell me it cannot go because it has a sink and a stove!
Tiger4x4RV 12/11/14 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: Sailing the Southwest with the Whazoos

Whazoo, As usual for your TR's, wow! Great adventures. And great luck - photo of usually invisible sheep, no flat tires, and rolling an ankle without breaking it (one of mine is currently broken and that is not the kind of luck you want unless you dig wheelchairs). Best wishes for more such trips and good health to all of the Whazoo family.
Tiger4x4RV 12/10/14 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Boondocking east of Mammoth Lakes in winter??

Volcanic Table Lands is beautiful and access is easy. I have not been there in winter. On my last non-winter trip through that area a couple of years ago, I saw many trees which had broken or blown down by extreme winds. I do not know the season in which those winds occurred.
Tiger4x4RV 12/10/14 01:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Warning: trip report

My trip to some of those areas keeps getting postponed. It will be good to incorporate some of your detailed info into the planning of my rescheduled trip. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the memories of the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway. Gorgeous country, and my trip along that road was an adventure a few years ago. Where else is there a road with a sign that says "If you travel beyond this point you will be responsible for the costs of search and rescue?"
Tiger4x4RV 12/10/14 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Texting?

I learned when I read somewhere that often texting will work when you cannot get a good enough signal to make a voice call. Each of my grandchildren seems to have a preferred message service. I can get to one with Facebook messages, one with text, one with e- mail, etc. when I recently sold my house, my agent preferred text communication. I guess learning all of this new tech stuff is one way to keep my aging brain sharp.
Tiger4x4RV 12/04/14 11:00am Technology Corner
RE: TR: Part I Exploring Cottonwood Canyon Rd and The Burr Trail

Wow! Another area to add to my bucket list! Thanks.
Tiger4x4RV 11/30/14 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: tr: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Thanks for sharing your trip.
Tiger4x4RV 11/30/14 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Trip report: Southern Utah

Fabulous trip report. Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 11/28/14 09:01am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Dean's Tour of the 2015 Pleasure-Way ProMaster Lexor TS

Very nice, although microwave position might make controls difficult to read.
Tiger4x4RV 11/27/14 07:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I don't know what it is called.

Reflectix. There may be other brands. Great suff! You could always try it under the carpet, take it out if it does not work.
Tiger4x4RV 11/27/14 06:47pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pickup based Motohomes

For 15years, I had a custom C built on a 1983 Toyota 4x4 chassis. 17feet bumper to bumper, fully self-contained. Perfect for me except for being underpowered and too much vehicle for the transmission and brakes of the stock 4-cylinder truck. Even so, I went all over the place with it. It looked sort of like the OP's photo but not as snazzy. My 2006 Tiger CX is built on a stock Chevy 2500HD 4x4 chassis. Everywhere I go, it attracts interest, Often more for its size than for being 4WD. You'd think that more makers would get the idea.
Tiger4x4RV 11/24/14 08:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Odie of the Outback, Capital Reef style.

In addition to still having "it," you have apparently become the Designated FlatTireGetter for all of us. Thank you so much for that and for the great trip report.
Tiger4x4RV 11/15/14 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: BLM camping?

The BLM provides much info online in a fairly standardized format. Go to a state's BLM page (Google or the BLM national home page will lead you to it), click the What We Do tab, click Recreation, click Camping. You will often find the maps there. If not, use the contact info provided on the website. I've had good luck in getting responses to very specific e-mail queries ("Can I camp at location XYZ?" not "Can I camp in your state?") Here is an example from Arizona BLM: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/recreation/camping.html
Tiger4x4RV 11/14/14 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: TR: Some time at the Reef

Thanks for sharing your trip.
Tiger4x4RV 11/11/14 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: September in Washington (North Cascades & Olympics)

This is going into my inspiration file for next year. Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 10/27/14 09:47am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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