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RE: Need new portable BBQ

X2 on the Weber Q. 3x
hokeypokey 09/02/14 08:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Pics of Interior Modifications on A frames ?

We sold our Chalet so I have no pictures but DH is a handy guy to have around. Previously, cooking pans had to be stored in the one and only compartment located towards the front, between the dinette seats. It opened at the top and it was a nightmare bending down and fishing through it to find what I needed. IT HAD TO GO ! We removed the dinette seats and stored them away. They were replaced with newly made smaller seats that accommodated 1 person on each side (not 2 per). One side had a porta potty under the cushion for midnight accommodations. Then we made and installed a cabinet made from oak plywood which reached from side to side with 2 sliding doors. We decided sliders were better than doors on hinges that opened into the camper. Now we have storage for groceries, dishes AND cooking pans. Hooray ! Cabinet was maybe 10 or 12 inches deep, stained and varnished to match the interior wood, so we gained a new surface on top too. Cabinet covered an outlet but DH wired an outlet from it to the new cabinet top so we didn't lose the outlet. Great for recharging station or a place to put a crockpot. We didn't carry a table, we each use a lap tray if we ate inside and our beverages can sit on coasters on top of the new cabinet. At the floor level, he used more oak plywood to make what I would call a cubby hole with no door. There was a 3" lip up from the floor and the same down from the top that ran from side to side. This held water jugs, etc. securely while we traveled. We never use the sink so we took a piece of scrap countertop and added 4 legs so it just cleared the faucet. It's large enough to cover the whole area to the left of the stove and gave me wonderful counter space. It's removed for travel. Then he made 2 metal brackets that hooked into the frame above the cooking area and we lay a piece of wire shelving on the brackets and 3 plastic dishpans fit up there. Dirty dishes go in one and I only wash dishes once a day. Again, brackets, shelf and dishpans are moved down for travel. We stored the sofa cushions away and added a good, futon mattress. Bed stayed made up all the time - only way to go ! I was going to shop for plastic totes for clothes and towel storage under the bed but I discovered 4 cardboard apple boxes fit perfectly and served the purpose nicely at no cost. They slide out just like a drawer. We traded camper in on something bigger and the dealership was amazed at our projects. We took some unforgettable trips and I miss that little camper !
hokeypokey 08/31/14 08:40pm Folding Trailers
RE: Getting ready for a trip.

Our trailer is permanently stocked with most things like camping clothes, bedding, cookware. For other things, I use a wire bound dollar store notebook and refer to the list I created for the medications/perishables that need to be moved to the trailer. This valuable little book also includes a checklist to follow when we break camp. There's a record of repairs too. Lists, lists, lists - but it makes life so much easier ! We have 3 baskets with handles and they are used to transport the "stuff". Makes easy work out of it for us.
hokeypokey 08/30/14 03:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Any New WW Recipes

I just posted a new halibut recipe I found over on the old WW thread. Trust me, this one is good! We even put it into the "company" file for those rare times we have dinner guests. Speaking of the old WW thread, I'd be interested in finding it, but I'm not successful. Here it is for those that are interested. WW Thread Thanks a million for this !
hokeypokey 08/29/14 09:52am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Any New WW Recipes

I just posted a new halibut recipe I found over on the old WW thread. Trust me, this one is good! We even put it into the "company" file for those rare times we have dinner guests. Speaking of the old WW thread, I'd be interested in finding it, but I'm not successful.
hokeypokey 08/28/14 02:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ramen Hacks

Boil a couple of chicken breasts with onion, garlic. Save broth and dice chicken into 1" or smaller pieces. Combine meat, broth, add sliced carrots and diced celery. Bring to boil and add 1 pkg. of Ramen noodles for every 2 cups liquid. Add seasoning of your choice (or only part of seasoning packet)and cook until noodles are done. Makes decent soup in a pinch.
hokeypokey 08/24/14 08:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Brain Fart for those who don't have washing machine onboard

The other consideration about using a laundromat is that you get to meet such interesting people? Absolutely !!
hokeypokey 08/23/14 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: TV Addiction

When we visit DH's elderly parents, they make no attempt to turn off their TV or even mute it. They're glad we're there and want to visit with us, but we have to talk over the TV noise unless we ask them to turn it off. I don't get it.
hokeypokey 08/23/14 05:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: A frames in a Walmart lot ?

Once some curious people knocked on our Aliner door, but usually they catch us outside and ask questions. There are all kinds of people so expect anything. Suggesting a small town for an economical camping spot to overnight. They are usually quiet and cheap.
hokeypokey 08/14/14 08:57pm Folding Trailers
RE: Another shirt ruined with tiny holes !

I'm O.P. and read each reply carefully but nothing is matching my situation. Holes in shirts across my stomach began appearing about a year ago and the only thing "different" is my new stove. I've draped a dishtowel over the oven handle and pinned it in place so we'll see. We can only experiment with this. Thanks to all.
hokeypokey 08/14/14 07:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Another shirt ruined with tiny holes !

Do you ever work around acid products or chemicals? That will do it. Nope.
hokeypokey 08/10/14 07:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Another shirt ruined with tiny holes !

Do you wear these clothes when checking your batteries???? DH checks batteries, not me !!
hokeypokey 08/10/14 07:10pm Around the Campfire
Another shirt ruined with tiny holes !

I've lost count how many cotton knit shirts I've got with tiny holes in the front. Internet says could be caused by: washing machine is too harsh, friction from kitchen counter, belt buckles, jeans zippers and a few other "off the wall" reasons like tiny bugs in clothes. Not! I'm beginning to think the stainless steel handle on my kitchen range is the guilty party. It's not coarse, but not exactly smooth either. It doesn't happen to DH but he doesn't get near the range very often either. Anyone noticed this problem ?
hokeypokey 08/10/14 02:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: What's the secret to making fluffy scrambled eggs ?

Fluffy Eggs require Fluffy Chickens. HaHa
hokeypokey 08/07/14 09:11pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
What's the secret to making fluffy scrambled eggs ?

I've tried most everything: a 2 minute whisking, adding a bit of water or milk, pinch of baking soda, even cottage cheese. We like them with shredded cheese folded in just before the eggs are done but they still aren't especially fluffy. A local café makes fabulous scrambled eggs. Please share if your eggs are fluffy.
hokeypokey 08/06/14 03:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Aliner or Chalet owners ?

We took Chalet on 2 long trips (Alaska and Oregon/Washington) and it worked out just fine for the 2 of us. We made some modifications: left cushions at home and replaced it with a good futon mattress so bed was up all the time. We made new shorter dinette cushions and DH made a wood cabinet which spanned the front with 2 sliding doors instead of the factory storage cabinet on the floor. Under one dinette cushion, we kept a porta potty for emergencies. We eventually traded it off for a travel trailer and I miss that little Chalet. With it, we went camping on a moments notice and now it's harder to do that, but the new one has a real bathroom and a full size refrigerator which is nice too.
hokeypokey 08/03/14 08:09pm Folding Trailers
RE: Did We Run Out Of Cows??

Cows eat corn. Corn is being redirected to make fuel. Companies who use this food for fuel are subsidized AND get tax breaks. There is more net profit in using food for fuel than for food. If you think those prices are bad, hold onto your butt about Nov-Dec as the weather turns very cold. Oil and tobacco get subsidies.
hokeypokey 08/01/14 08:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Alaska Reminiscences

I made a journal of our 5 week Alaskan trip and I added pieces of brochures from attractions that we visited. It's pretty big but I made it for our own future enjoyment. Our 23 year old grandson borrowed it and when he returned it, he told us it was so interesting, he could barely put it down.
hokeypokey 07/19/14 07:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Any experience with "All Clad Electric Grill/Griddle"

We noticed this in a store today @ $299. It weighs about 14 pounds, has grilling side and griddle side. As I mentioned, it's electric. Comments ?
hokeypokey 07/19/14 06:58pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What is the oldest thing you take with you camping or rving?

We've used our little 1 burner camp stove countless times. We found a carrying bag for it which can hold 2 propane bottles and a collapsible shield for the wind. The whole kit was just passed to a grandson and knowing him, he'll enjoy it very much.
hokeypokey 07/12/14 09:59pm General RVing Issues
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