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RE: How to get rid of bats

Just have to wonder why you'd wish them gone. They're silent, they don't destroy any structure, they eat copious quantities of nefarious bugs and they're great to watch at dusk. Send them my way!
noplace2 05/27/16 08:39am Around the Campfire
RE: heart breaking

I know how you feel, getting old sux However, it does beat the alternative. :) That is, without question, not always the case.
noplace2 05/25/16 09:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: I drove off with the antenna up...

We just began our 16th year fulltime. We've driven countless thousands of miles and been in and out of hundreds of CG's. When we started this adventure we created a checklist which has been modified a few times along the way. It contains things as simple as picking up the bird feeders. That one made the list after we left one behind in our 1st year out. The list is laminated and has an arrival side and a departure side and we use a dry erase marker to check things off. Even after all this time, we still use it EVERY time we arrive and depart. As recently as this past year, it saved us a mistake. It's a very simple solution that has served us well through the years.
noplace2 05/21/16 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: First night as a full timer

Welcome to this wonderful lifestyle! Someone else mentioned to go slow. Most new FT'ers spend the 1st year (or 2 or 3) GO-GO-GOING until they get the "newness" out of their systems. Take it easy. Most of it will still be there when you arrive.
noplace2 05/18/16 07:39am Full-time RVing
RE: Full time in smaller RV

We enjoy staying in state and national parks rather than private campgrounds. We have found that with this type of camping that size matters. Peggy and Tony We've just completed our 15th year FT. We started out in a 35' 5'er and when it came time to purchase again, we downsized to 30' for just the reasons you stated. We have been very happy with our decision.
noplace2 05/16/16 08:32am Full-time RVing
RE: Would selling this trailer be irresponsible?

OK, folks, I just had a talk with these potential buyers and sent them a link to a thread about towing with Honda Elements that had some pros and cons. I told them about some experiences I've had with towing while way under the limit, still scary. They were very appreciative and are going to buy a friend's Toyota Forerunner that's for sale which would easily pull this. End of problem and I think this is a win-win solution. Thanks again for all the comments, it's been a very interesting read. Good for you, Do what you need to do. Now, you will see 3 more paqes from people who have nothing more than an opinion and nothing better to do. Seriously..Just watch.
noplace2 05/12/16 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Would selling this trailer be irresponsible?

Gee, I didn't realize that we have so many attorneys here! If you have serious concerns, I suggest you consult a real one.
noplace2 05/11/16 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small, quiet, inverter.

We've been very happy with this one: Cobra CPI 480 400-Watt(800W peak)12V DC to 120V AC Power Inverter with 5V USB Output. You can hear the fan if you're close to the unit, but barely. You can find them on eBay for around $30 new.
noplace2 05/09/16 05:08pm Tech Issues
RE: What to do when the Water Heater goes out?????

Seems like a lot of effort to just get clean. I think that I would just take a "sponge" bath. Just place a pan of water on the shower seat and wash away. Yep.
noplace2 05/07/16 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleepless nights

Did anyone mention rigorous exercise I walk an average of 17 miles/week and do 2, 20 minute cardio work outs. I'm 65, 5'11" and weigh 155. In **** good shape if'n I do say so myself. I stick with that I stated above. Follow what your body says to do.
noplace2 05/06/16 05:56pm Full-time RVing
RE: Are RV forums dying?

I think a combination of too much bickering and nothing new to discus. Same questions have been asked and answered over and over. And same topics have been cussed and discussed over and over. And the frequent answer "if you had done a search you would have found this has been answered before". Those and the sarcasm, arguing, and personal attacks that so often invades the discussions is enough to turn people away. Answer to original question is exemplified above. And, as someone else mentioned, these forums are way over-moderated. It's almost as though the powers that be want it all to go away. Perhaps they too are tired of it.
noplace2 05/06/16 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleepless nights

As we age and need less sleep, how do you handle sleepless nights on the road especially in small quarters. First off, it is a well worn myth that we require less sleep as we age. We GET less, but a multitude of studies have indicated that our physiological needs don't change much over the course of life. As to your question, I will be 65 in a few weeks and have grown increasingly insomniacal over the past 5-6 years. I average around 6 hrs/night. I have tried most everything that has been recommended in this thread over the years, except sleeping meds. I won't take them under any circumstances. Although I enjoy my martinis and beer, alcohol has been clearly demonstrated to be a sleep detractor both in terms of quantity and quality of sleep. My ultimate solution has been to give in to it. It is what it is and in most cases, fighting it only makes it worse. Following what my body indicates it wants, however strange the patterns seem to be, has actually resulted in getting more, and better quality sleep. I go to sleep when I'm sleepy. Whenever I awake, even if it's 2 hrs later, I do something else (95% of the time that's reading) until I'm sleepy again. Sleep, wake, repeat. If I'm yawning during the day, it's nap time. My DW, bless her heart, sleeps the sleep of the dead for a minimum of 9 hrs/night. I join her for my 1st sleep period of the night, but usually move to the couch in the LR when I awake. I do understand that my way of doing things is only applicable to those without a schedule or agenda. Blissfully, I have neither. Try it. You might be pleasantly surprised following what your body wants. Sweet dreams.
noplace2 05/06/16 08:52am Full-time RVing
RE: Something humorous or silly that you've done camping

There isn't enough bandwidth to enumerate all of the silly things we've done in 16 years on the road. :)
noplace2 05/03/16 05:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Switch from 30 lb. to 20 lb.propane tanks?

Yes. You run into ignorant a**holes in every business. I have a daughter who is a board certified cardiologist. She went into a Walgreens in her home town one day to buy some Claritin-D for her sinuses. The pharmacist refused to sell it to her. And I say this even though I, also, am a Walgreens pharmacist. That is exactly what I told her when she called me as mad as a wet hen.I'm not sure what this is supposed to illustrate. Who is the ignorant a**hole, and why? What is Claritin-D and why is it a big deal if he refused to sell it? And this exchange has WHAT to do with propane tanks? :?
noplace2 05/03/16 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Average cargo load for retired couple fulltiming?

Been doing this FT thing for rather a long time. We've never exceeded #1200 CC. To be sure, we want for nothing but neither do we accumulate "stuff". Since day 1 we have followed the rule that if something comes in, something goes out. Has worked well for us all these years. We are in the "smaller is better" mindset. We started with a 32' 5'er and when we replaced her, it was 4' shorter. We've been happier with easier access to the kinds of places we like to be. Again, the question really cannot be answered by anyone but you. You know your unique wants and needs. We've seen people in 45' MH,s towing another 20' trailer behind them PLUS a toad. We scratch our heads and wonder why they ever left home. It really is all about how you wish to spend these precious years on the road.
noplace2 05/02/16 10:41am Full-time RVing
RE: Which A/C setting?

The main disadvantage to running the blower full time is that it will pick up the moisture from the coils and evaporate it, adding humidity to the air. If the blower shuts off, all of the condensate drains away, as there is no suction to keep it in the drain pan. So- I say in humid climates, cycle the blower. For sleeping, I prefer running the blower continuously though. Interesting perspective, a sensible one thus far. Thanks It's 76F out, predicted for low of 66F here in NCentral FL tonight. As I type, it's 84F in here. This is my perfect temp. Humidity, BTW is 56%. We have the A/C set to activate at 90. We REALLY don't care for AC. Back on topic, it appears that running the fan cont. with the compressor cycling is the best scenario. It's what we've always done. Just wanted to make sure that made the best scenario. Thanks for all of your responses
noplace2 04/30/16 10:01pm Tech Issues
Which A/C setting?

Ducted 15K Coleman Mach in a 30' 5'er. Is it more efficient to have the fan on constantly and let the compressor cycle, or have them both cycle together? Thinking in terms of temperature fluctuations and energy consumption. Thanks in advance.
noplace2 04/29/16 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Switch from 30 lb. to 20 lb.propane tanks?

As many have stated, we're all different. I resent paying more for anything that can be purchased elsewhere less expensively, even figuring in the cost of fuel to transport it. I've had 6, #30 cylinders re-certified in the last 15 years. 5 were done free with purchase of a fill, the 6th cost $6. Make some calls.
noplace2 04/26/16 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Venting

I will never, ever understand why someone deliberately goes to a wooded park and then complains about the wood. :?
noplace2 04/26/16 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: I can pull that!!

I wonder how far a smart car would actually get if setup like that before breaking down... As far as the first time it had to stop.
noplace2 04/24/16 08:40am General RVing Issues
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