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It's back!

Well it's back! Pink slime company back up and running. For humans it means it will be back in your hamburgers. :W Which in turn means for pet food, expect that there will be higher concentrations of it back in the pet food to keep their costs down now that it will be readily available again to add to pet food when this supplier company starts back up. http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/13/news/companies/pink-slime/index.html 'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney August 13, 2014: 3:36 PM ET pink slime aka a salvage product made of trimmings that were formerly used only in dog food and cooking oil.
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 07:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: Questions about Tractor Supply

I think Tractor Supply is a good store. Yes they have the shelves up front and in the aisles filled with all the cheap******from China. But the rest of their inventory is as good as any other farm related store plus much more. I find they have a good selection of what you might need and at competitive price.
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: For those who always pick up after their dogs...

You just gotta train them right that's all. :C http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/areallygooddog.gif
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Hose Length for my 5er

I stay at a CG that has the sewer pipe WAY above the ground also. The CG owner got tired of RV's driving over the sewer hookups and smashing them so now all the pipes are about 12 to 15 inches aboce ground. I also highly doubt the CG owner will let you just wack off the sewer pipe! :B The sewer hose that came with your RV will never be long enough for any CG. I found that out the first CG I pulled into with my new RV! Do your self a BIG favor and go buy the Rhino Sewer hose kit and the side winder. With these two you will be able to hook up and have it drain properly. If you need more lift at your site pick up a couple of 1.00 flat patio blocks from walmart and put it under the side winder. http://i45.tinypic.com/2i24vww.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/2rzrm2b.jpg http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/47/17/43/0001471743041_180X180.jpg You can find both of these at most super Walmarts. If you are new to RV'ing please note that you should NOT leave your black or gray tank valves open when parked. Let the both tanks fill 3/4 and then dump. Otherwise you will have mountains of poop hardening inside your tanks setting yourself up for just more problems.
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retire: give it all up at 58 and RV?

There is a WHOLE lot more involved to full timing than buying an RV and hitting the road. :W I would most definitely suggest you do a Snowbird run first. Take off a few months during the winter and head south. You will get a real good taste of what it would be like to live in an RV, travel in an RV and stay extended stays in a CG. THEN decide if that life style is for you.
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:22am Beginning RVing
RE: Mobile Banking Just curious?

I have been doing ALL my banking on the internet for 7 years now while full time RV'ing. I have not seen the inside of my bank that is 2,000 miles away since 2008. BUT....I only use my laptop. I would NEVER use a smart phone to do ANY banking they are NOT secure. https and ssl means nothing on a smart phone. All one has to do is read the news and the privacy info 'before' you check the box to go on line on your phone for banking and you won't use your phone either. :W I deposit checks electronically via laptop and printer by scanning the check on a cheap small all in one printer. You get a confirmation. I copy and save the confirmation and saved it in a file on the computer. Heck! I even transferred large sums of money and purchased a house while traveling down the road never even stepping foot into my bank or a real estate office!! :B
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:16am Technology Corner
RE: Fresh water tank - do you drink water from it?

I carry a one gallon jug of commercially purchased water for coffee. I'm not averse to drinking from my small 24 (?) gallon FW tank but I do prefer to reserve it for dishes, washing, and flushing. I'm also not always in the mood to refill the tank after a weekend trip, so I tend to conserve in that department. I also sanitize my FW tank in April and October. On occasion I will sanitize one more time in mid-summer just because... Pick up a bottle of distilled water. You'll be surprised how much better your coffee will taste! :W
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:07am Truck Campers
RE: Please help...my burgers are tasteless

A good burger begins with good meat. Do not buy from Wall Mart. Go to a local mom and pop grocery store that still dresses their own meat from local farmers. The quality is world's apart from big chain stores. Then cook with only saltand pepper. We Americans have forgotten what real local grown beef taste like. Go local. How will not be disappointed. X10 Remember the expose of pink slime in all of Walmarts hamburger and other stores? Well...it's due soon to be back in your meat again! The maker of the beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics is reopening a plant that it shut in the face of bad publicity two years ago. http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/13/news/companies/pink-slime/index.html
rockhillmanor 09/20/14 06:03am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: My full time adventure, road notes...

Boy it's good to hear all of you say you only do 200 to 300 per day. :B After my first year full timing I was hard pressed to do my planned 400 500 miles a day. I thought I was loosing my git up and go! Now instead of being bummed I didn't make my 400 miles, I just get up early. hit the road and no matter where ever I am, and what ever miles driven, I just pull off the road no later than 2:00 or 3:00 to find a CG for the night. 2 things good about my new way of RV'ing is this way I'm off the road before rush hours, and I'm in the CG with plenty of time to set levelers down in daylight and actually relax and enjoy that one night CG stay along my way.
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 06:59pm Full-time RVing
RE: Missouri State Fairgrounds

Can't personally speak for that fairgrounds, but here is the link to the CG. http://www.visitsedaliamo.com/Find-Sedalia/detail.cfm/ItemID/193/Missouri-State-Fairgrounds Once I found out that almost all towns have a fairgrounds AND they have CG sites open to the public.....I now seek them out first before looking for a regular CG. P.s. The ones that don't have sewer hookup? Just drive by the cattle/horse barns on your way out. There is always several sewer dump stations by the barns.
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 06:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Did you reinforce your frame extensions before towing?

I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2004 Forest River Sunseeker 2900, built on a Ford E450 chassis. My first RV of any type. This unit currently has a class 3 receiver hitch, presumably factory installed, with 500/5000 weight ratings stamped on it. I am planning to tow a small 2 horse trailer that weighs about 4850 lbs fully loaded. I have had a number of people tell me that I need to have a body shop reinforce the rear frame extensions before towing our horse trailer. I've gotten a number of reasons for this: - "RV manufacturers do a terrible job on this, never trust it" - "horses are different, they are LIVE weight, and put more strain on a vehicle". - "RV trailer towing ratings assume you are towing a car, which doesn't have significant tongue weight" - "you should use a weight distributing hitch, and the hitch and frame extensions aren't set up for that from the factory" My question is - do people regularly do this, and approximately how much should I expect it to cost? For what it's worth, I currently tow this trailer with an F150, no weight distributing hitch, and have had zero issues or concerns. YES. I bought my Class C from people who showed horses. They had a 2 place slant with full dressing room. They showed me all what was done to the frame for the hitch and they had a class 7 hitch on it. As you know horses 'scramble' and empty RV trailer does not. You need to ask that question what your RV requires from "HORSE" people who use their MH's to tow. That know what it means when a horse starts scrambling while you are driving down the road.! :W Where in Wisconsin are you located?
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CO detector choices.

Personally I want my co detectors in the small confines of an RV to be hard wired to a 12v, not a 9v walmart battery! Hard wired detectors are constantly being charged by the engine battery when traveling and/or convertor. So I know for safety sake it will always have power to it, there is no slowly going dead 9v in my CO detector. Hard wire ones also have a reliable constant low voltage alert. Just saying it's what I think is safer.
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 06:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Please help...my burgers are tasteless

I used to add a SMALL amount of Open Pit BBQ sauce to the ground beef b BEFORE forming the patties and cooking it. You can't taste the sauce it just adds a layer of flavor to the beef Everyone loved the taste of my burgers and couldn't believe that is what I added. I also use ground sirloin which actually has a flavor to it! I've also used a SMALL amount of Worcestershire sauce or A-1 to the ground beef instead of the Open Pit when that disappeared off the shelves. It adds a nice under tone of flavor also. I never add salt, pepper or seasonings to my burgers.
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 06:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: COMMENTS DWINDLING

This upcoming generations AND the 30'ers all have an iPhone shoved in their ear and/or thumbs permanently bent texting 24 7's. After watching this insanity over a phone and all the sheep that were media led to it? I'd guess internet participation across the board for interests, hobbies and activities will fall off completely. There was a report recently that advertising revenue is way down on several big sites like Yahoo and the like because traffic is down. Can you even fathom this iPhone generation getting behind the wheel of a 31 ft RV, or pulling an RV? They would not be able to pull their dang phones out of their ears or away from their thumbs to back out of the driveway. Sadly I don't think that generation is ever going to consider RV'ing or camping. They don't even look around at their surroundings as they are walking. :(
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 05:55pm Folding Trailers
RE: Fresh water tank - do you drink water from it?

Forum members are discussing why 'they' do it the way they do. And when questioned regarding their practice they reply again as to why 'they' do it that way. IMHO I don't think forum members are adamantly pointing fingers saying which way is right or wrong. I was dead set on a lot of things I did with my RV. Over the years I have read some posts here about why others do it a different way, and learned some new things that made good sense and I changed how I did it. So I do believe a good discussion with different opinions is well worth the read. There is always room for improvement! Just saying.
rockhillmanor 09/19/14 05:36pm Truck Campers
RE: OK... full-timers ! question about solar !

As a full timer RV'er most of us use CG's with hook ups. I suspect anyone full-timing strictly 100% off solar ALL the time is living in their RV and permanently parked off the grid. Just saying. You can find a lot more information on solar on the Boondocking forum where there are more campers using solar exclusively as they boondock often without hook ups. They know everything about solar!!
rockhillmanor 09/18/14 07:41pm Full-time RVing
RE: Dry ice and Dometic fridge

I'd be more concerned with damage to the inside of your fridge, the glass, plastic, etc. I put dry ice in my house sink once and it broke the pipes in the drain. :(
rockhillmanor 09/18/14 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Asking for help

OR.......we could just reply to the OP with something as simple as, "please post the make and model". :W
rockhillmanor 09/18/14 07:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water tank - do you drink water from it?

....I'm waiting for a valid report from someone getting a real illness from drinking water out of a properly maintained RV tank. ...) That is because most people write off a case of diarrhea to something they ate or that they partied too much around a campfire cookout. A "properly maintained" fresh water tank? Cleaning a tank periodically has nothing to do with the safety of the water you put IN the tank. You put spunky well water in it or leave the water in it for long periods and bacteria can and will grow in it. The tank takes on the ambient temperature of the outside air allowing any bacteria that is in it to bloom. That's were the diarrhea will come into the picture if you drink it. And BTW harmful bacteria is odorless and tasteless It doesn't have to smell to be harmful. And small children are at a greater risk of getting sick. Me, I don't drink the water from the tank or CG hookup. I don't want to be laid up for one minute while I am RV'ing! :C
rockhillmanor 09/18/14 07:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Free overnight near the keys

Florida is the king of "NO overnight parking". And that includes Walmarts. Do a search and stay at a small inexpensive CG.
rockhillmanor 09/18/14 06:52pm Snowbirds
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