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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
RE: Toilet not holding water

I've learned to put water in before I use it. 15 years FT and 10 years RV'ing before that. That's the way we've always done it. No odors, no problems.
noplace2 04/21/16 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: Elevators

I sent it to Mrs. C to read. Good news! Our new couch is just as comfortable as the old one. And that there is just as funny as the original. :)
noplace2 04/15/16 05:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Elevators

Now I don't care who are, that there is funny!
noplace2 04/12/16 05:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Never Assume !

We've been FT for 15 years and to this day still use a laminated checklist with a dry erase marker every time we leave and arrive. Even after all this time, we still occasionally miss something.
noplace2 04/12/16 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: just 2 observations

why not have lighting hours like noise hours? All lights off at 10 or 11 PM (or whenever the place goes to sleep)? Can I get a huge AMEN?
noplace2 04/12/16 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet Night Light

Honey, does this light in the toilet make my butt look big???? Hands down the best response! LOL!
noplace2 04/11/16 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Money and costs.

Math is still math. Anyone subsuming that to incur any interest paying debt will pay off in the long term is simply kidding self. Add up the interest you've paid over X years and 'splain how you might have used that money Lucy.
noplace2 04/11/16 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Speakers produce uneven sound.

KISS! Start from the beginning. Burnish ALL of the connections and I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts your problem goes away. And please avoid sharing your impeccable entertainment choices with others.
noplace2 04/11/16 12:32am Tech Issues
RE: just 2 observations

When I show up with my HOBBY and investment,,, I am Lighting it up so you can also enjoy what I got!!! And you have quite readily exemplified the problem. You believe that others are "enjoying" what you "got". You are unbelievably wrong.
noplace2 04/11/16 12:05am General RVing Issues
RE: just 2 observations

Ah, peace and quiet, how intolerable. :) I'm with you all the way but understand that W/E warriors are out for the biggest and loudest bang for the buck, no matter if they impact the neighbors. They could not possibly care less. As I've stated ad infinitum, seek out venues that don't cater to those folks and you will be way ahead.
noplace2 04/10/16 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: just 2 observations

All my external lights at night are LED's Solar powered Two "light bulbs" (really solar lights) and 5 "Oriential Lanterns" also solar And one solar "Flood light" aimed to flood the entrance of the motor home, and NOT bother the neighbors none are bright enough to bother anyone Have you actually consulted everyone? There are those of us who feel that any outside lights at night are obtrusive. A continual question for me is why anyone feels the need to illuminate the outside when they aren't even there to notice. The only answer that comes to mind is, "notice me". :(
noplace2 04/10/16 11:17am General RVing Issues
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