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RE: Most unusual item carried

I think that would be axel. Just kidding. Actually, we are both wrong. It is AXLE according to Oxford dictionary. Can't get any more English than that. Axel is a common Norwegian Christian name.:) Actually you're all wrong. It's modified French noun. LE AX meaning THE AX! ;)
buta4 03/28/15 02:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: help deciding on Class B

Don't know about your budget, but there are places that will custom build. X2. Sportsmobile for one. Sprinter diesel with dual alternators to charge the batts. Solar panel. Wabasto water heater and furnace, diesel or electric cooktop. NO propane. Can design your own interior as you choose or pick standard layouts. Plus, all standard and options price lists are on their web site. That's what I would choose after me personal research for my "dream" class B as it has less "fluff" and more "guts". Oh, and 4X4 drive as a 2015 Sprinter option. NO, I am not employed by Sportsmobile touting their wares, LOL.
buta4 03/24/15 08:34am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I have a problem with hard boiled eggs........

True story follows: MANY years ago I had 60 Rhode Island Reds. One evening after work we had gathered in the local gin mill to raise a few. At one point I was asked how many eggs a day does one of them lay. I answered roughly 3 eggs every two days, which averages out to one and one-half eggs each day. One of the guys had a little rip in his marble bag at that point of imbibing because then he asked me .... 'Wait a minute. How the hell does a chicken lay half an egg?' The table erupted into spilled beers and a lot of choking after that one! TRUE!! :S
buta4 03/23/15 08:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Switch to dry dog food?

I stand corrected. Very informative and interesting. I personally never saw that kind of activity myself, except perhaps occasional nibbling. But does not "exclusive" NON-meat/fish diet go against the best interests of our pets? Regards
buta4 03/21/15 04:41pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Switch to dry dog food?

I'll leave the brand suggestions to others. In general I don't think free feeding is a good idea for dogs. It can work in a single dog household, but I still don't think it's ideal. I think leaving food out is an invitation to pests like ants and roaches. Plus it makes it a bit harder to gauge how much the dog is eating. It also makes it more difficult to keep the dog on a routine potty schedule. For a dog who is finicky with canned food, I wouldn't be very optimistic that she would eat dry food well. If you want to try I suspect you'll have to take a tough love approach -- pick two set feeding times per day, offer the food for 20 minutes or so and then take it up. Don't offer again until the next feeding time. This relies on the theory that when the dog gets hungry enough he/she will eat. It's not a method I believe in for several reasons, the chief being that some dogs will refuse to eat to the point of causing health issues. I would never feed a dog nothing but dry kibble. IMO it's incredibly unhealthy. I agree with your last two lines at the end of your post. Cats and dogs are carnivores, not herbivores.. I NEVER saw a cat or a dog stalk and attack and devour wheat or grass. On occasion, they may chew on a blade or two of grass to relieve some types of stomach discomfort.
buta4 03/21/15 09:46am RV Pet Stop
RE: Excel Closing Its Doors

Well, #(@#!, the eliminates another of the quality rigs I recommend. The list continues to get shorter X2 Dang!! Few if any true quality manufacturers left. Wish there were an Arctic Fox dealer in the NE. Fox dealers in NH and CT.
buta4 03/20/15 09:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eagle Sighting in Florida?

They are an everyday bird here in WI in the winter. We had 4 of them actually stay through the summer last year. They actualy like to find cold climates around here. They love the rivers and find an open water area in the frozen areas. This gives them good fishing because the fish will all have to surface in the same spot.. I have hundreds of photos of them over the years. They have made a huge comeback in the last 10 years. Everyday birds are also fairly common here in the Northeast.
buta4 03/17/15 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eagle Sighting in Florida?

On the way to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut on the secondary road to the casino, there are electric lines on wooden posts on the right side of the road. A pair of eagles raise a family on top of one of these posts every year, kinda like a neighborhood attraction. So, officials had the electric lines relocated to the other side of the road to bypass the nesting site. Had to bury new poles and run wires, etc. on the bypass for about 1/4 mile away from each end of the site. Eagles are thriving there. nest is HUGE!!!! Grows bigger each year.
buta4 03/17/15 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Who makes a good RV cover?

Look at ALASKATENT.COM. Custom made (for-real) heavy-duty CUSTOM MADE tarps. Expensive I assume.
buta4 03/16/15 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Forts visited or worth visiting

Fort Warren on Georges Island which is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Historic Park. Take one of the the ferries in Boston and cruise 7 miles to the island(s). Boston snow should be all gone by then???
buta4 03/02/15 04:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Infants and truck campers

My bro's Pack n play Works great on the dinette in his Lance. http://i.imgur.com/LvWEpYQl.jpg Oh Yaaah....Snoozesnoozesnooze. WHAT? You guys wanna EAT at this Dinette???:B You want to Wake me up..go ahead, Make My Day!!! Meet my Little Friend!!! Namely, my vocal chords!! :B
buta4 03/02/15 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping With a Motorcycle

If you are going to carry your camping gear on a bike, PLEASE learn to pack better than the pics that Carb Cleaner posted. Lots of weight way up high and back on the bike can adversly affect the handling of the bike. Learn to pack low and centered to minimize the affects. Ride safe An option could be a URAL bike with sidecar, either passenger or cargo sidecar. The sidecar also has an engageable drive so it's a 2WD unit. Can haul mucho camping gear that way off-road.
buta4 02/28/15 01:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Natl Hate Florida ~~ -->

Loving the warm California sun in February and watching the evening news of all that snow back East. Just sitting out back with a nice glass of wine, enjoying a sunset after a day of kayaking, fishing, car washing, tossing a frisbee with the grand kids, BBQ burgers for dinner and thinking that I never put on shoes all day long!! Oh, even finished installing the solar panels on the camper. Drawing 15 amps at 9am this morning I see.... You can say all you want about California politics and the crazies here, but I'd rather be homeless in CA than to live in the frozen rest of the country. Well said. What you don't have is cold and snow 2-3 months of the year. What you DO have is: Earthquakes Brush fires Mudslides Landslides Droughts Floods I'll take cold and snow for a couple of months rather than those possibilities all year around. :B
buta4 02/17/15 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hi guys, new guy looking for cold weather toy hauler

Someone had a post on here a week or so back about a solid fuel small heater for boat/rv. Don't remember what it was... This is Newport Model from google search http://www.iboatsupplies.com/prodimages/img9.jpg height=200 Roy Ken Perhaps the Kimberly Stove? Excellent performer and a top quality product. Expensive though. Videos of installs on boats and campers.
buta4 01/26/15 07:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Caught an ugly cat

Well I caught what was eating our cat's food. It's a really ugly cat with a long snout and lots of teeth. It is black and white and scragley and it must have skinned all the hair off it's tail in the trap or something. It hisses something awful. I haven't figured out how to open the trap without getting bit. Anyone want it? I'm sure it is a unique breed. To open the trap, assuming it's a have a heart type model,tie string to center of trap. Have knot underneath trap, wrap around over the top of trap. Then, step back, pull string, and trap falls upside down, Voila, doors spring open. That's how I trap skunks to relocate. They can't spray because their tails can't be raised to spray. Poor thing's just trying to survive. If you were caught in a trap and if your tail was scraggly and you were ugly on top of that, you'd hiss too! ;)
buta4 01/24/15 05:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: Wintering in Dawson City

I bet the mice like to stay warm also. That reminds of the writer Farley Mowat who lived up north studying wolves and ate mice to survive,,there's been even a movie made about this http://youtu.be/gKMBk3js7e0 Farley ate mice to test the effects on himself for a few weeks. This was an experiment on his part because he found that the wolves were feeding almost exclusively on mice instead of larger game and he wanted to see how it would affect himself as a "large animal". He had ample supplies of other "normal" foods. His book, "Never Cry Wolf", is a GREAT read! After reading the book and then seeing the movie was a disappointment for me. The same goes with most book-to-movie projects I guess.
buta4 01/22/15 05:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Furniture for Humans.....

Try Americana rv site. Looks like substantial furniture.
buta4 01/20/15 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to buy

Winnebago VIA
buta4 01/19/15 12:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking For a Cabin Tent 6+ Person w/non vented roof

Double,post,sorry/
buta4 01/18/15 10:45am Tent Camping
RE: Looking For a Cabin Tent 6+ Person w/non vented roof

Cabela's 12x20 or the 13x27 tent. Excellent but pricey.
buta4 01/18/15 10:44am Tent Camping
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