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Getting your pictures off photobucket?

Went to my photobucket for the first in eons because many of my stored links are poofing. 1. what is up with the pictures and gifs being so large? Can you change this back to the normal size it used to be? 2. Does anyone know how to download all the pictures you have on photobucket to a disk all in one sweep?
rockhillmanor 01/26/15 09:28am Technology Corner
RE: Happy Birthday, Gretchen!

It was Gretchen's 11th birthday yesterday, and we had a little party! She wanted grilled chicken breast for her birthday dinner instead of a cake, so that's what we did.:) http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/walterc2/IMG_0841%20edited2%20-%20small_zpsun5pvtul.jpg What a handsome pair! Happy birthday! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/th_thconfetti2.gif
rockhillmanor 01/26/15 09:22am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog Owners - Need Your Suggestions

http://www.animalplanet.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds.htmlI would also like to add that retired greyhounds can be really great dogs. The only issue with them is that some of them have been caged their whole life and may take a little effort to house train. With respect: Housebreaking is LESS of an issue with Retired racing Greys. They do not soil their "cages" and are actually used to doing their business when released outside into the exercise yard or walked. Of course, there are a few exceptions. Our first Greyhound would not even "go" in our campsite! She had to be walked. So she was not only house trained but camping trained! Yes, we always picked up. X2 The comment regarding problems housebreaking is absolutely not true with the racing greyhounds
rockhillmanor 01/26/15 09:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Carpet Stain

Spot Shot takes out any stain! Buy the one in the can for some reason it works better than their spray. And whether your stain is dog related or not get the one marked for pet stains. It has more of a stain remover in it for 'all' types of stains. http://www.spotshot.com/files/images/gunandca35916478.jpg Find at any grocery store. It's the only one I found that really works and the stain won't come back like in so many other stain removers.
rockhillmanor 01/26/15 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Indoor pools

Florida has tons of them. But.....as strange as it sounds to us Northener's I ran across many smaller CG's that close the pools down during the winter months. :H when I asked why they would shut them down in 75 degree weather months they said they either did not have heaters or did not want to pay to heat them. Because to them 75 degrees is cold weather. Heck a Northerner doesn't need a heated pool in 75 degree weather!
rockhillmanor 01/26/15 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Inside a dog food processing plant?

Does anyone know why we have never had anyone infiltrate undercover a dog food manufacturing plant? I personally have been involved in getting into puppy mills under cover, I've been undercover outside of horse slaughter houses to expose and film their inhumane practices. etc. etc. Yet we never read or see any footage about in the inside of a dog food processing plant. I would be very interested in seeing 'how and in what form all the ingredients arrive' and just how they end up all going into one hopper raw and then processed. How do they maintain the percentages, food safety etc. Many claim they use fresh meats. I just can't visualize how they store it in their warehouse and how they dump raw chicken, grains and the like in one vat and bake it so it comes out in a small dried kibble.? Any one have any links with pictures of inside a dog food plant? I can't seem to find any. This is a link that explains the rendering process with a picture or two. Which results in the bone meal and meat meal that finds its way into dog food. And what is allowed in rendering for pet food. http://truthaboutpetfood.com/evangers-pet-food-troubles/ http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-industry-exposed/shocking-truth-about-dog-food/ And this link actually had facts about what was found on the floor regarding ingredients at a pet food plant during an inspection. http://truthaboutpetfood.com/evangers-pet-food-troubles/ Anyone ever been inside a dog food processing plant? Anyone know of a plant that offers tours? :C
rockhillmanor 01/26/15 08:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: electric problems?

When everyone is using a lot of power in the CG, the parks voltage drops and that can cause the current to rise and trip the breaker. So it's now your RV's problem, it's the parks - especially if it's an older under wired park. You should monitor the incoming voltage and shut you AC off if it's too low as this will kill your AC and some other appliances. X2 I sadly have been at several sporting event CG's and on a real hot day the CG can't take the load and their main breakers are tripping or they can't supply the power needed for everyone which in turn shuts yours off at the shore station. We have one CG that when it is really hot they 'insist' that the big coaches use only 'one' of their ac units or they are 'outta the park'!
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 52yo guy solo c?

If you make reservations for campgrounds (or hotels), just use 2 persons by default. It's not going to cost any different and it's nobody's business. If once you get there someone questions, just say "oh, my friend is going to try to make it up later". No biggie. Remember that most family groups are going to stay together and aren't usually that open to outliers...... As a solo man, there will be more hesitancy from some people, just accept THEIR issues and go on your way. I respectively disagree with these comments. :C I have been full timing for 6 years now and I have never been asked how many if I made a reservation. That said after a few months on the road I no longer make reservations. Meaning I just pull in. And I can count on one hand the CG's that asked upon filling out the registration card how many. And by gawd I would never even think of lying about it. And "Please" don't broad stroke all campers with a comment that they would not welcome a fellow camper married, single or otherwise. I have NEVER found anyone being reluctant to talk to a solo RV'er in a CG.
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 08:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 52yo guy solo c?

...p.s. this started a little while back while trying to make a reservation in maine- I was told "we don't take reservations for men traveling alone"! i couldn't believe my ears. Find this one hard to believe also! I sure would have sued for discrimination on that one! There ARE several very good single RV clubs out there. Do a search. The have rally's, go on trips together etc. They are for both single women and single men who RV. You can participate in all the activities or not. They are a great group of RV'ers. Escappes is a REAL good club and probably the best one to join and they have a single chapter club. http://www.escapees.com/solos/ LOW is another one that has been around for a long time. http://www.lonersonwheels.com/ Keep in mind you are not the lone ranger out there! There are very 'many' full timers who have had spouses pass away that continue to RV on alone just as they had planned for their retirement.
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 06:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bike rack on back bumper

Have a hitch installed on the back of the TT. Then buy a 55 dollar cargo carrier from Tractor Supply and add the bike carrier attachment to it. http://www.carrierhitch.com/carrier_2.pnghttp://www.carrierhitch.com/carrier_3.png height=111 width=125 or Add Hitch and use a hitch mount 3 bike carrier. http://www.carrierhitch.com/rack_5.png
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 06:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Whats with step height, I'm old, man

Our co-hosts this summer purchased a new travel trailer and it isn't any better. The outside top step was 10" into the trailer and they could barely manage it. Since they were parked for the summer, we built wooden steps of normal size for them to use and by end of summer, they were having problems with those. Bad knees and hips. Saw some folks at a campground with an aluminum ramp at the door of their Airstream TT. Thought it was for the campers - but it was actually for their old German Sheppard (hip dysplasia?). I guess they used it also, as I never saw it removed. Appeared to be about 6' long. The AS TT was pretty low to the ground, so the angle (incline) of the ramp was pretty gradual. ******************************************************************** Hmmmmmmmm.......:@..:@..:h With a bit of ingenuity a *Toy Hauler* rear ramp could have a "man door" added (or *in place of* the big door) - with a ramp to walk up or use a wheel chair. Slide the ramp inside for travel. The ramp could be as long as the owner desired - plus the TH would still have the normal entry/exit door (with steps). BTW - lots of folks use the toy hauler space for things other than the various "toys" it was originally intended for. Everything from bunk rooms, sewing, office, workout space, etc. And, of course - Toy Haulers avail in both TT & 5th wheel designs.:C And don't forget to add that the Class C's and Class A's offer toy haulers too.
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finally building an RV Garage at the house

BTW; Those of you building one of these ask around for a builder that builds horse stables. I wanted natural light in the building and lots of it. The old plastic panels that they used to use let light in but they were not clear and they eventually turned a nasty yellow on the outside. Look close on the left side of building. The whole top of the wall across the whole side of the building is clear plastic.These are a new type of plastic that are crystal clear just like a window and will not turn yellow. It was one of the BEST features of the building. It let TONS of light in. Only had to turn the lights on at night.
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 05:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally building an RV Garage at the house

My land was flat also. After the foundation went it there was a slight rise to the concrete floor like in any construction. I even had a second door installed out the back so I could just pull in and pull right out thru the back. They filled in landscaped and the concrete pad to the building looked flat as did the ribbon to it. My door had plenty of clearance measured to my MH sitting on flat concrete in the front driveway. But its a math problem slightly raise the front end x amount x height somehow increases exponentially made mine a real looser for me. And by god it was only an inch+ that prevented the ac unit from clearing the top of the door. Here's the warm expensive heated home I planned for my RV that she NEVER was able to park in during the cold winters of the North. http://i59.tinypic.com/25009xx.jpg Wow! That would really suck!!! Nice building though. Is there anyway you can reconstruct to change the door size to be taller? My solution: Sold the house and went Full Time! No more stinkin ice and snow for us anymore. :W
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: new to the road

just joined the forum today. my wife and I want to buy a motorhome for weekend travel pulling a 22 foot pontoon boat. I would like to know what good and bad experiences anyone has had with their motorhomes. any recommendations? would prefer a class c motorhome. please don't answer this question with other questions. just share your valuable information with us. it will be greatly appreciated. thanks! For starters with my experience of towing a pontoon boat with my truck the boat & trailer will be way over the weight that the MH will be rated for towing. Unless you are planning on buying a Class A DP. Start with finding out the COMBINED total weight of the boat and trailer and THEN look at what RV is rated to tow it. In the Class C's I don't think you will find one. And if it does and hits right at the maximum weight trust me you will absolutely will not have fun RV'ing towing it around.
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 05:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Potato Bombs

Based on the thread title, you can bet that Homeland Security will be looking at this thread! x2! Thought the same thing from the subject line! Here is what OTHER people do with a potato. They use a cannon or gun instead of an oven! Apparently considered a sport by some!:B https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shooting+a+potato+gun
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 10:13am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: new to the road

One reason I posted to go to an older rig is if you spend the night out on the boat the odds of an older rig still being in the parking lot when you get back is far better than a new high end rig. We often leave ours in unguarded parking lots for a week or more at a time. Older rigs just do not stand out. :S
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 10:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning question I haven't found answered elsewhere?

I appreciate everyone's suggestions! Thanks! Looking back, I agree. The paint probably needed some attention when I bought it. But it looked pretty good and I didn't know what I didn't know yet. (Which has happened more than once since I bought it.) I'm not sure if I will try the "Awesome" cleaner on the RV at first, but I'm definitely going to pick some up! I didn't know this stuff existed. Seems like it cleans all sorts of things. I also didn't know there was such thing as a cleaner wax. I thought things either cleaned or protected (waxed). I received a quote for the RV place down the road. They stated they could get it looking great again for $1,200. I would have to imagine that is mostly labor cost. I'm willing to do the work myself, which is why I'm researching now. :)Thanks! I'd get another quote on that if I were you.:W The going rate for RV detailing across the US is $100 per 10 feet. And there are a ton of competent independent RV detailer's in every town. Just call a local CG and ask for the name/phone number of who the local RV detailer is. They don't stay in business unless they are good. Stay AWAY from RV dealerships all you are going to get is the 16 year old wash boy at service department hourly rates!!! :B
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Finally building an RV Garage at the house

My land was flat also. After the foundation went it there was a slight rise to the concrete floor like in any construction. I even had a second door installed out the back so I could just pull in and pull right out thru the back. They filled in landscaped and the concrete pad to the building looked flat as did the ribbon to it. My door had plenty of clearance measured to my MH sitting on flat concrete in the front driveway. But its a math problem slightly raise the front end x amount x height somehow increases exponentially made mine a real looser for me. And by god it was only an inch+ that prevented the ac unit from clearing the top of the door. Here's the warm expensive heated home I planned for my RV that she NEVER was able to park in during the cold winters of the North. http://i59.tinypic.com/25009xx.jpg
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow Day

Must be a ipad/ phone thing. We only have apple stuff and all four iPads and all four iPhones show the picture correct. I will have to see on my old hp computer. Scarey thought we own electronics that 'fix' things for us! It's upside down on my laptop. I like a computer that minds it's own business and doesn't tell me what 'it' thinks I should know! :B
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 08:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: Extremely Close Call

The other night our neighbor and wife were watching TV with the electric fireplace on. All of a sudden flames shot out from behind the TV ( fireplace is below the TV). He ripped the TV off the wall and grabbed the fire extinguisher. It didn't work. Bottom line everyone that RV's should be made aware that the fire extinguisher that comes with your RV...settles and does NOT work when needed. And they have already settled before you even buy the RV. Either shake that darn thing routinely or buy a commercial grade extinguisher. I didn't know this until the fire department at an RV ralley showed us all. They also told us almost all the RV fires they have been called out for, the owners fire extinguisher did not work when they went to use them to put out a small fire that ultimately resulted into complete loss of their RV's. :(
rockhillmanor 01/25/15 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
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