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RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

When I went to school learning to drive truck, the instructor warned us we would look like an idiot thumping a front tire. The technique is used on duals because you can't necessarily tell by looking if one is flat. You can sure tell by the difference in sound and feel when they are thumped. Those that can...... do. Those that cannot....... teach. Those that cannot teach.......administrate
portscanner 10/24/14 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Very Humbling Realization

We manage as a team, but work slightly differently. When we had the 5er, she would drive and I would give the directions. With the TC, she backs the truck and again I give directions. The unique thing we do, is instead of me yelling "go right" or "go left" - I keep an eye on the front wheels - then using a circular motion with my hand, I tell DW which way to turn the wheel and how far. If she looses site of me - she is to stop and it is my resposibility to move back into range where she can see me. When we had the 5er, we had other campers complement us on the speed and accuracy that we could back and park the 5er.
portscanner 10/24/14 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW regrets?

No regrets. Happy as can be.
portscanner 10/24/14 06:16pm Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

If only gas prices would stay at the current level.....will be filling up to head northward pretty soon.
portscanner 10/23/14 04:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Furcamper going blind. Your $0.02 to help next trip?

OP Here. Two weekends ago we too Claire and Rocky to Four Paws Kingdom. If you ever get the oportunity to go there, you should. We had a very good weekend. We have been there several times before. Saturday afternoon we walked the furcampers down the the swimming hole. I dont know if she could see it, smell it, or hear it, but Claire knew and remembered where she was at. She cut loose with her "I want to play" bark - something we had not heard in some time. I had brought along a 25 foot training lead, so we hitched her up and cut her loose. I had the lead so that if she had problems in the water - getting lost or having a seizure, I could pull her out fast. She spent over a half an hour swimmming and running around in such a fashion we have not seen in weeks. She finally got worn out (she gets tired easily as of late) so we started heading back to the camper. The entire way back she held her little stub tail high in the air. She now spends time like she is absent - wanders aimlessly into things, then running in circles, does not respond to her name. Sometimes you can snap her out of it by calling her or touching her, but those times that she is lucid are becoming shorter and less often. We are afraid that Claire has made her last camping outing.
portscanner 10/22/14 04:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

Save money. Pay phones and snail mail
portscanner 10/19/14 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Gaudy colored and striped RV's

I like the monocolor trailers that airstream produces. That proves a single color will work.
portscanner 10/19/14 05:37am General RVing Issues
RE: This style camper hatch may put you in trouble for rot:

When we were looking at used fifth wheels, we noted wet and rotting wood in several places. So when we found one that was in good shape, we made some modifications. First, an aftermarket trim piece across the top of all the hatches to divert the water. These pieces come in various lengths, and we painted it white. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20090515_FiverFridge_007.jpg width=605 . Where did you get that? Make/model/mfg/distributor please!?
portscanner 10/19/14 05:03am Truck Campers
RE: Rodents?

Cats, dogs, snap traps, glue traps, humane traps.....anything but poison.
portscanner 10/12/14 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Furcamper going blind. Your $0.02 to help next trip?

The results of the tests are back. She does not have any tick-borne diseases.
portscanner 10/10/14 03:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: pet fees?

If you like to have your dog with you, you need to go to Four Paws Kingdom
portscanner 10/08/14 03:38am General RVing Issues
RE: license plate

Prior to reading this thread, the thought never occurred to me to remove the truck rear plate and mount it to the camper. Washington State requires front and rear vehicle plates. The truck camper is titled/registered/plated too. In Georgia you have only one plate to put on the back of your vehicle. In Georgia there is no titling or registration of truck campers. Once the camper is on my truck, the only way you can see the plate is to: A. Craw underneith the camper B. Move the plate. I have a funny feeling if I drove through Washington State, LEO's would take exception if I did not move the plate. Beyond not having to move the license plate, I am curious as to what other advantages there are to having you truck camper registered? I am still interested in hearing from anyone who had a problem with LEO because they DID move their license plate.
portscanner 10/07/14 06:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Furcamper going blind. Your $0.02 to help next trip?

We just got back from camp driveway. Everything went reasonably well, the biggest problem was with DW jumping up every 5 minutes thinking that Claire had gotten up. She (Claire not DW) did have to get up in the middle of the night to take care of "doggy business" and appeared to be a bit confused, but we expected that. This morning she woke up perky and ready for breakfast. BB_TX - thanks for the info. I am going to chase that down immediately. We had a friend (human) that gotten Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever a few years ago here in Georgia from a tick bite. It is possible she could have gotten it in the same maner. She does have her big buddy Rocky for support (picture from Jekyll Island last year) http://www.beaglenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMAG0182-1024x577.jpg width=640 We have had several daytime outings since the problems started and she does well and enjoys being out, but she does tire rather quickly. Will update here as things progress. thanks to everyone for their feed back
portscanner 10/05/14 07:41am RV Pet Stop
Furcamper going blind. Your $0.02 to help next trip?

http://www.beaglenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/6-199x300.jpg Unfortunately, Claire is loosing her sight. She makes it around the S&B just fine - most the time. Ocasionally will miss a doorway and walk into the wall. She has some sight, but if a room is semi-darkened, she cant see a thing. She has been diagnosed with epelipsy and acording to the doctor, this is the reason for the loss if sight. Fortunately the drugs have stopped the grand mal seizures. She still likes taking walks and riding in the car. I have blocked off the couch to keep her from jumping up on it (so she wont misjudge the distance going up or down and get hurt). I am going to spend a bit of time to make sure she learns the couch is unavailable to her any more. We already use a ramp to get in and out (as the entance door has always been an unsafe distance from the ground for the dogs) so she is familiar with going up and down it. We have not been camping since the onset of her problems. We are going to try to go on a trip to Camp Driveway this evening and see what happens. Any suggestions or items we should be thinking about before our next big trip?
portscanner 10/04/14 01:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Jake pooped in the pet store tonight! :(

I pooped in our local feed/grain store...... Staff let me use their restroom so it was OK :B I got thrown out of Home Depot for doing that..... ...maybe it was because they had not hooked up the water to all the toilets they had along that wall.
portscanner 10/04/14 01:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: license plate

The one time I forgot to move the plate, was the one time I got stopped. (actually, I had unloaded the camper and forgot to move it from the camper to the truck) Got off w/ a warning. I now have "move license plate" top of my loading check list and it is also the last item on my unloading checklist. I am curious. Has anyone gotten stopped becasue they DID MOVE the plate from the back of the truck to the back of the camper (while the camper was on the truck, that is)?
portscanner 10/04/14 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Cleaned things up and made some minor modifications. One of the furcampers has nearly gone blind. Desgined a simple barricade to keep her off the couch. We are afraid she will misjudge the jump up or down and get hurt. Will spend the night tonight at Camp Driveway to see what other changes we need to make to keep it safe and fun when we go out camping.
portscanner 10/04/14 12:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Green NON-toxic RV Mattress

I have a TRUE geen, non-toxic mattress. I first got some non-GMO cotton, that I spun into threads, then I wove them into a mattress cover. Then I went into a field and gathered mess of hay - I made sure there were no pesticides or toxins sprayed on the field - and stuffed it in my cover. Now if I could figure out why I have all these bug bites.
portscanner 09/27/14 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Distribution bar - using a pipe ... ?

Chuck Norris uses his pinkie.
portscanner 09/26/14 03:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Black tank overflow !!!

At least you didnt do this
portscanner 09/25/14 11:41am General RVing Issues
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