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RE: Memories of your very first trailer camping trip

My brother and I helped (mostly watched) our dad build a tent camper out of plywood and canvas back in the 60s. He showed us that we could travel all over and have all sorts of adventures. We went to Disneyland, Expo '67 and everywhere in between while we grew up. Then when DH and I got married in '77 he fell right into the adventure and for our honeymoon we traveled across country from MD to CO with a '67 Shasta trailer (think ice box and no bathroom) pulled by our '65 Mustang. We did get the stares as we drove down the highways. Here's a shot (sorry it's blurry) of the rig: https://sites.google.com/site/pasusannow/Home/Shasta2b.jpg width=620 We have camped and traveled ever since - with the kids in our '74 Scotty trailer and now that it's just us again with our '90 Award. Our first camping trip with the kids in the Scotty that we bought for $800 - the camper was almost paid for when we went to Niagara Falls for a week. :C
pasusan 07/27/16 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Name one thing you like best about your TV

1984 Ford 4X4 Bronco 351 Windsor. Lots of CHROME! Link.
pasusan 07/16/16 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amazon Prime Day Deals - Instant Pot and more

I can't believe this! We just ordered the 5 quart this past weekend and it is being delivered today! Just my luck! For that price difference I would either return it or I called them up, once when the camera I had bought went on sale 3 weeks after I bought it I called and they gave me a credit for the difference.Problem is - only the 6 qt is on sale. Since I've already got one of those, I would like to get the 5 qt for the RV if it was on sale...
pasusan 07/12/16 06:37am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Amazon Prime Day Deals - Instant Pot and more

The 6 qt Instant Pot is on sale at Amazon today with their Prime Day. Very good price: LINK
pasusan 07/12/16 03:57am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Shenandoah - What to do in the area

Our favorite cave in the area is Skyline Cavern. It is $20 for adults and $10 for kids - there is also a $2 coupon you can print from their site. Very close to the north entrance to Skyline Drive. We go there every chance we get - not nearly as commercial and crowded as Luray Caverns, and very interesting.
pasusan 07/01/16 04:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storage problem, Smaller wheels?

You could replace your A/C with a Dometic Penguin. Low profile - under 10 inches high.
pasusan 06/23/16 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water pump noisy...

My water pump put many truck jake brakes to shame noise wise. I ended up using rubber anti fatigue floor mat chunk under pump, ran flex hose from output to an accumulator tank then again flex line between tank and trailer hard plastic tubing. I also used insulation tubing in a couple areas to make system virtually noise free.This is what I did. The pump is so quiet now that we didn't hear it empty the FW tank through a leaking low point drain while we were lunching at a rest area. (Hint - don't make it too quiet!)
pasusan 06/09/16 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Going "cheap" - a new "rant" - just wondering "why?"

Gotta agree with not looking for cheap. If you buy the best then you don't have to keep re-buying. :C
pasusan 06/06/16 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: MPG woes

It sounds a bit low to me. We have the same engine, only with a carburetor and no computer. We get 8.4 towing, which according to others here is reasonable. Not towing it was somewhere around 14 - I checked years ago and never wanted to check again. :o We do travel at whatever the speed limit is though - no slowing down...
pasusan 05/23/16 01:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Travasak/RV Superbag opinions?

We have Travasaks on our twin beds that are both against walls. For years we used regular sheets, blankets and comforters, but it was just too much of a hassle to make the beds. We got the Travasaks 6 or so years ago and love them. They are not like sleeping bags since they are wider and one can roll around easily in them. In the morning a little zipping and straightening and the beds are made. Would never go back.
pasusan 05/14/16 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Coach-Net Experiences

OP here... Thanks all for the replies. Like I said - AAA has been great, but we've never heard great things about them dealing with RVs, which is why we went with Coach-Net. We found it odd that Coach-Net couldn't find anyone who has heard of them in our local vicinity. That gives us pause on expecting to find service traveling across the country. When talking to them they said they would pay if they couldn't find anyone. But - in my case last year I had to wait about 2 1/2 hours for them to even find someone. They said they wouldn't pay if I gave up sooner and called someone myself. It looks like most of the time (probably not in the middle of the night) Coach-Net has done a good job... And gbopp may be correct that we may be best served by carrying both AAA and Coach-Net. I do realize after reading many reports from folks with different roadside assistance providers that the responding local company is often the one to be happy with or cranky at. But - if they can't even find a local responder that knows who they are and will work with them, that scares me.
pasusan 05/13/16 10:36am General RVing Issues
Coach-Net Experiences

This is not a rant. We have had Coach-Net for a few years and only used it once. I will relate our experience and hope to get some responses with other folks' experiences. Some history... We used to have AAA for many, many years. Used them 5 times: -- for towing locally when a hydraulic clutch line failed about 6 miles from home. -- for towing locally when an emergency fuel shut off switch failed and shut the fuel off in the middle of the night. -- for towing many miles from home when an engine failed while bringing home a new/used truck from the south. -- for opening a door (on a trip up in Canada) with the keys locked inside. :o -- for opening a door (locally) with the keys locked inside. :o :o Each time we were promised response within 90 minutes and they came through (except the time in CA - but that was totally excusable). Last year while covered by Coach-Net we made one call: -- for towing locally when an ECM failed about 4 miles from home and the car wouldn't start in the middle of the night. They took over 3 hours to get the tow truck out. The guy on the phone was real nice and kept me updated on what was going on. He couldn't find anyone in the fourth largest city in PA that recognized who Coach-Net was and couldn't get anyone to respond (they weren't sure they'd be paid). We switched from AAA to Coach-Net because we don't want to be stranded on a highway while traveling and have no way to deal with our trailer. We are retiring next year, will be traveling more and farther from home, and want to travel somewhat worry free. But we also want to be able to have worry free driving around home. I called Coach-Net to discuss this as our policy is up soon, but the lady on the phone didn't have any solution. What say you? Should we keep Coach-Net for traveling and also carry AAA for around home? What have your experiences been?
pasusan 05/12/16 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Camping near New River Gorge WV

Although I'm sure the other campgrounds previously mentioned are of excellent quality, there is a fine campground located in Fayetteville. Rifrafters Campground, privately owned, is located just 4/10 of a mile off I-19 at the Laurel Creek Rd. Exit, a left turn when coming from the south. We stay here when attending the Bridge Day Festival each year in October. Coming from the south, you'll first pass the exits for downtown Fayetteville and many shopping plazas, and still be situated less than 2 miles south of the New River Gorge Bridge. CG has several paved campsites with W/E hook-ups, one or two with sewer. Bathroom/Shower house is centrally located and very clean! Two dump stations are available. For more information: www.rifrafters.comThis is where we stayed. We prefer to be closer to whatever attraction we're visiting to lessen drive around time. Nice little CG.
pasusan 05/06/16 09:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Something humorous or silly that you've done camping

Great stories! When my aunt and uncle came to visit us after their Alaska trip, everything was fine till they left. We lived in the country (woods) with a 1/4 mile driveway. They weren’t daunted and the visit went quite well (unless you count the thousands of slides they showed us on the wall). On their way out of our driveway turning onto the township road - their 31 foot Airstream slipped into the 3 foot deep ditch on the side of the road. We were embarrassed that it happened, but I did take pictures. A tow truck pulled them out. One time we were camping up in Canada and DH locked the keys in the truck. My keys and our emergency cell phone were in my purse - in the truck. We walked a mile or so to the ranger station and it was closed. Thank goodness there was a pay phone outside the office and we called AAA, not sure if they could help us as we were not in A. They said CAA would help and it only took a couple of hours till they came and opened our door. Now, whenever I get out of the truck I have my purse in my hands. And we have spare keys for everything hidden on the camper. These humorous things happened in the 80s and 90s. We’re on top of things now... :W
pasusan 05/05/16 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: "best" travel trailer

MIne GuyNo... Mine.
pasusan 05/03/16 12:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Things I don't understand

I guess the thing I don't understand is why do you care? Just because folks do things differently from you doesn't make them wrong, right, or weird. Just not the same that you do. I'm wondering what does it matter what, "another guy," does or doesn't do? You can add my name to the list of people who don't care how other people go about their own business. One thing I don't understand is why some people are so concerned about what other people do or don't do. :h Um... Why are you here..... on RV.net? Isn't that why we are all here - to find out how others do the RV thing? :B :B :B
pasusan 05/02/16 09:58am Travel Trailers
RE: chicken or the egg? question

:P http://i.imgur.com/dZeu1Abl.jpgAll of the sudden - this dog doesn't look so cute and cuddly. I see the deviousness in those eyes! Was it the eyes or the cloud? :@
pasusan 04/15/16 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: should we pay off house

bbaker2001 If you own the house it will NEVER be paid off. I finished making mortgage payment a few years ago but I still owe on it... There are taxes (hundreds to thousands a year)every year, there is insurances, there are utilities, there is repairs, there is yard work, it never ends... that is why a lot of people go with FULLTIME... yea you have bills there also but not as much as owning a S&B/This is true. We have paid everything off as quickly as possible and have paid very little in interest our whole lives. But - the expenses are still there. I was shocked to find it costs us $10,000 per year to live in our paid off house. Just with taxes, insurance, utilities - the bills just keep coming. And that doesn't even include general upkeep and maintenance. UGH! It does feel good to have no monthly payments that include interest... For what that's worth. :)
pasusan 04/04/16 12:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Photo Hosting Website

I'm another Picasaweb user and I'm following this thread with big interest. We share our trips with friends and family using Picasa and the albums are important - each trip gets its own album. And nobody has to sign in to see the pics - which is very important. Anyway - good luck finding a replacement - I'll let you know if I come up with anything...
pasusan 04/03/16 07:32am Technology Corner
RE: NO OVEN? REALLY?

It seems clear from reading the pposts here that you'all are talking at cross purposes a bit. From what I read and can deduce by the coments made this oven debate is divided in three segments. Those who never leave the grid or visit a National Park, either because of size of their rig or their personal choices....Dont need and dont want the oven. Those that could be termed Weekenders and Vacationers seem to not use the oven. Those that get off the grid and to the national parks and other places and spend SIGNIFICANT time in thier RV's such as full timers Want and use the oven. This brings up the question of how the Survey was conducted, who was their target demographic among buyers and how the survey was worded. All of that factors into this. For me I would throw the microwave out the trailer on the interstate. They are the spawn of Satan of the cooking world. I intend on turning that space into storage when I redo the interior soon. I would like to have a LARGER oven. I use mine alot. Even to make toast in when I am off the grid. But I also Full Time in 3 seasons and at all altitudes and in all weather. And I do not relish standing by a grill outside in the pouring rain to make dinner. And yes many things that can be made in the oven can also be done in a dutch oven...many things cannot. Remember the 50's and 60's push for the "All Electric Home"? And now how we look upon that as so wasteful of resources and dated. RV's are taking that same path now. And mark my words when these all electric 100 amp rigs start to clog the RV Parks the system will degrade and eventually collapse. And the manufacturers will "have seen the light" and returned to good old propane.Absolutely - there are different types of people who camp. I read here all the time of folks who want to go out and eat. Why have a kitchen? We use our oven all the time and would never own an RV without one. Definitely don't want to fire up a generator to cook.
pasusan 03/29/16 10:15am Travel Trailers
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