RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'rockhillmanor' found 2105 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 106  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Ikk smell after traveling

Check the knobs on your stove and make sure they are all tightly in the off position. Thanks, but it definitely isn't propane. I'll just add my obligatory story. I thought a smell in my RV was the gray tank, CG manager came out and confirmed it, RV Mobile Repair was called out to change the air valve. I have never traveled out of Wisconsin and a few of the great lakes states. I "know" what propane smells like also. It did not smell like propane. I was traveling south for the first time and filled up with propane in Kentucky and then on to another CG. Real long story short it WAS propane and from a bumped stove knob. If you read the gov regs for propane it states they must add a smell but it is up to each state what smell they add. The Kentucky propane did NOT smell ANYTHING like what I had been accustom to up North. Smelled like a stinky holding tank. Damn near killed both me and the dogs while I sat there waiting for repair. Thank god I opened all the windows and didn't light up a cigarette.:( Wow, did not know that not all states were the same. Nonetheless, still don't think it was propane (note I did not say definitely this time). All knobs were off, checked just before leaving. Plus, the smell went away after about fifteen minutes or so. On a side note, your propane detector did not go off? No it did not. Propane detector is in rear of coach. I had all windows up front open because I couldn't stand the smell while I sat waiting for repair. Propane seeks a lower level. The nearest lower level from the stove top was the 'sink'. Henceforth WHY EVERYONE was so sure it was the gray tank. Every one that came in smelled by the sink and said wow yes it's the gray tank.:S BTW boiling coach battery will smell the same way. Convertor on cooking battery smell is there and when convertor shuts off the smell goes away. Been there and done that too! Gosh sometimes owning an RV is just SO much fun. :R
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Little Dogs

...My point is that while all these things are common sense to us, to many dog owners, they aren't that common sense. Most people with dogs I know have no idea that there are AKC obedience training courses - they only know about the Petsmart puppy class. I know - I grew up in a dog showing family. This isn't to excuse people from training their dogs, but to suggest that we (the knowledgeable) need to get this type of information out there to the general public. Rescue groups and breeders need to require dog owners attend quality obedience courses; we need to spell out things like "enough one-on-one time for multiple dogs", etc. We can't just assume everyone knows this stuff. X2 And that is why it is important WHERE these people get their dogs from. People who show do not just give someone a dog and walk away. They become the new owners mentor and provide them with all the information needed to raise a well adjusted dog. Buying dogs off the Internet websites whether it be rescues or not most certainly do not offer any help. I think this is the reason why dog problems are so prevalent nowadays. The ob classes that are held in every town by the local kennel club is NOT and I repeat NOT just for showing dogs. It is a service that they offer. Yes some who show will show up one day to polish a dog before a show but it is largely attended by 'ordinary', 'average' dog owners from the surrounding towns. I know I train some of the classes and they are newbies BUT when the class is done the 'owners' are very proud and well educated. And wonder why they waited so long to do it. I will add that the pitfalls of going anywhere else for classes by simply pulling an ad out of a paper or a website ad is that you will have someone who wants to make a few bucks starts a class and knows absolutely nothing about training a dog. Petco/Petsmart included. Which just compounds a dog owners frustrations. Not to mention what it does to the dog being trained improperly. And they don't know why because they are not able to recognize an uneducated trainer. That is why I always suggest owners look up the kennel club ob classes. That are run by professionals that know how to train a dog to be confident, obedient and most importantly happy while doing it!
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 06:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Little Dogs

Training multiple dogs may at once may come easy to someone who has spent years training, but for the average person, it's not that straightforward. Ahh but it is! :B When people have multiple dogs we can help them out by working each dog for half the class. The owner gets to see what needs to be done at home each week during the entire class and each dog gets to be worked in the social setting of the class. Your dog doesn't miraculously learn what he is supposed to do in just the class time. The learning is done at home each day while you do your homework with your dog with what you have been taught in class. One day a week in class. One hour a night at home practicing. Yes I think any 'average' dog owner can handle that. :W
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 09:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: Little Dogs

Remember, most folks have not had years of extensive dog experience like many on this board. Training multiple dogs may at once may come easy to someone who has spent years training, but for the average person, it's not that straightforward. I have to respectively disagree with you on that. One should not be intimidated in taking a local ob training class. They are for EVERYONE! 90% of the classes are made up on non professional dog people just wanting to learn more on how to train their dog. Every town has a local Kennel Club. All you have to do is google it. They all provide an ob training class. You do NOT have to be a member to go to their classes. It is inexpensive and close to home. So no excuses there. IMHO and in a perfect world if EVERY dog owner took their new pet to to something as simple as an ob training class? All the dog behavior problems we hear about would just about all be gone and dogs ending up as owner giveups would go down dramatically. In forty years + in dogs I have had 2 litters. The first litter I 'requested' that the owners take an ob class. Many did not and I was running around for years trying to help these owners with one problem after another all the way up until the dogs died.:( The second litter I 'required' they take an ob class. I withheld the papers on the dogs until they finished the class.(and yes that is not ethical to do but I did) ALL of THOSE dogs went on to live happy compatible lives with their owners without incidence of any problems. My one small test for mankind that OB training DOES work.:C OB trainings is for EVERYONE not just people who are dog hobbyists. OB classes are meant to 'instruct the owners' on how to train a dog to be a happy companion. Dogs 'need' and 'want' direction that is provided by training. Otherwise they are always in a state of confusion trying to figure out what you want them to be and do. And therein lies the reason for behavior problems.
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 09:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Purina Lawsuit Filed

This Purina lawsuit is using the ingredient propylene glycol as the cause. Interestingly a few years back they found propylene glycol to be harm full to cats. And they prohibited it's use but it is ok to leave it in dog food? "It was known for some time that propylene glycol caused Heinz Body formation in the red blood cells of cats (small clumps of proteins seen in the cells when viewed under the microscope), but it could not be shown to cause overt anemia or other clinical effects. However, reports in the veterinary literature of scientifically sound studies have shown that propylene glycol reduces the red blood cell survival time, renders red blood cells more susceptible to oxidative damage, and has other adverse effects in cats consuming the substance at levels found in soft-moist food. In light of these new data, CVM amended the regulations to expressly prohibit the use of propylene glycol in cat foods." http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=589 Question for our resident DVM Doug: Is a cat's assimilation of propylene glycol that different than a dogs?
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 08:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Little Dogs

You should see our Border Collies tremble in excitement right before working sheep; but they better not start on their own. You have trained them well! :C
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 08:34am RV Pet Stop
RE: Purina Lawsuit Filed

On Edit: A couple of years ago I posted the FDA report on Ethoxyquin when it was pulled from pet food. It WAS found to CAUSE 'liver cancer' at a certain level of ppm. FDA 'lowered' the amount allowed by one or two ppm under the level it caused cancer so it could still be used in pet foods. The maker of Ethoxyquin said they would 'try' to keep it under that level. It is to this day allowed in pet foods.
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 08:26am RV Pet Stop
Purina Lawsuit Filed

For what it's worth here is the info on the lawsuit. :( This was 3 dogs that died owned by the same owner fed the same food. "...A post-mortem examination revealed signs of internal bleeding in the dog's stomach and lesions on his liver...." "...The consistent symptoms reported include stomach internal bleeding, malfunction or failure of the liver,..." http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lawsuit-claims-purinas-beneful-poisoning-killing-dogs-n312176 http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/lawsuit-purina-beneful-dog-food-may-be-killing-dogs A couple of years ago my dog was diagnosed with hermageo sarcoma of the liver. It was VERY hard to diagnose because he would bleed slightly enough to make him pass out if he got up fast but by the time I got him to the vet he was fine. Several trips like that and finally the bleeding into the stomach became evident (ever so slightly that a novice owner would not notice)and an ultrasound showed the lesion. That said: During the next 4 weeks I came in contact with 6 other dog owners having the SAME diagnosis even one coming into my vet the following day, same symptoms and dog was fine upon arrival. My vet immediately did an ultrasound and the dog had the same lesions on the liver as mine did. And one week later a friend in California, same thing. Then when my divorce attorney called and said she was changing my court date because her dog had just passed out and was diagnosed with lesions on the liver!!.....I was then convinced something was going on externally to cause that many dogs to have the same symptoms. I have always said this was a hot spot of something serious when that many dogs have the same problem. And of course my answer to that is WHAT are they all eating that is in common. Sadly no one ever connected the dots. Many dogs just bleed out and die or are just put to sleep with out autopsies and never diagnosed. It has 'always' been my thought that during that time frame something was being added into all dog foods across the board to cause these lesions on the liver on that many dogs in one time frame. And BTW it is fatal. So I don't find what happened to this family surprising at all. I just hope it doesn't get swept under the carpet by the big money Purina has.:(
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 08:16am RV Pet Stop
RE: trailer life subscription

I found that all RV magazines may have one good article and the rest yes is all ads. More importantly is, that if you subscribe to anything Good Sam expect mega tons of junk mail forever in your mailbox. I don't find it worth it. IMHO You can learn more by joining a good RV forum or RV brand specific forum.
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 07:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ikk smell after traveling

"Damn near killed both me and the dogs while I sat there waiting for repair. Thank god I opened all the windows and didn't light up a cigarette." Same thing happens to me on "chili night". :B
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Little Dogs

I think you'll find many JRTs (and a few other terriers) still retain the terrier drive to hunt. Greyhounds still retain the prey drive of a sight hound. X2 Yes those 'instincts' are still strong in those breeds too. :C Our training classes are centered very strongly around distractions. And the end of an 8 week class we do what is called 'devils walk'. You line up with your dog at your side in a sit command and across from that line is another line of owners with their dogs facing the other line. We then walk down the devil's aisle birds, reptiles, rabbits, raccoons,cats, rat, etc, you name it we walk it down the aisle between the owners and dogs. Just to PROVE to these owners that good training REALLY does work we ask them to step forward and make the aisle width even smaller and walk those animals down again. Have to admit though, the bird dogs still tend to shake a little bit when we walk a bird down the aisle, but they never break the sit. :W
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 07:34am RV Pet Stop
RE: Reserve America: a minor rant.

I think the issue of making reservations in advance is surely a problem for RV'er's trying to plan for a vacation or that special weekend or maybe a planned Snowbird destination. Those of us who full-time don't have those constraints. I don't think any of us should be forced to pay extra fees by having to use Reserve America. I think it is just laziness on the part of the CG and I am sure they are getting some sort of kickback on those fees too. I full time and tried Reserve America ONCE when I was a newbie full timer and never again. In fact I never got out of their change your dates jail and went elsewhere where I could talk to a human. Since tht day I have not made a reservation for any CG in the past 6 years. :W
rockhillmanor 02/25/15 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Reserve America: a minor rant.

One thing I learned is that states have a huge input into the site. Many states will only put in maybe 50% of their sites so others are available by phone or drop in. Other states submit photos of each campsite. Others put limits on how many days can be reserved. I have found in many cases when it looks like I can't get the dates I want, I can call and get them. Don't know about PA but it may not be all the sites fault. X2 I found this out when I asked a Florida State Park about reservations and the park mgr said he couldn't take reservations you HAD to call Reserve America. He was not allowed to take reservations at the entrance booth. BUT if you pulled in and personally inquired about staying THAT night plus a couple of days he COULD take your reservations and money!
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 11:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Parasitic loads - GM trucks & SUV's

Hit the override switch for interior lights. On My Tahoe when you close the door it's 'Lights R Us' inside for several long minutes. It's not just a dome light like years ago it's about 10 lights that 'stay on' after you close the door. If you have kids or anyone for that matter going in and out of the car all day those lights come on and 'stay on' after the door is closed and you don't think about it during the day cause you can't see them. I took a bunch of people to the beach and they were going in and out of the car all day and night. All those lights coming on and staying on as long as they do is almost equal to leaving your headlights on. I push the override button on all the interior lights. It's not marked on the Tahoe it is just a round button with no letters on it. Almost like they don't want you to know what it is for. And check those 10 metal prong contacts in the back door if your SUV has them. They get corroded and not only do they not make contact they can make partial contact and cause stuff to turn on and not turn on. When those corroded pins caused the doors to lock on mine was when I wanted to drive it right into the ocean.:R
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 11:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Little Dogs

Considering breed tendencies is simply a tool - not a catch all. I'll also clarify that I am talking about personality tendencies such as excessive shyness, intelligence, stubbornness, activity level, etc. - not labels like "dangerous breed", etc. And 'none' of those terms are breed specific either. Baring the herding dogs and hunting dogs that have been able to maintain a good percentage of what they were originally bred for and have strong 'instinct' tendencies. I.E. harmless need to herd and/or shake all over when a bird is near! For all other breeds of dogs their final outcome will be based on who raised them and who trained them. I train ob and conformation classes and a special class called last chance. Which is a 10 week class for dogs that have severe problems where the next stop could be euthanasia. In all instances and over 30 years it is the 'owner' that is the problem not the dog. Dogs are way smarter than most people think they are. They have your number from the get go and as early as 8 weeks. Which makes it very easy to train them.....if done properly.
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 10:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Little Dogs

Considering breed tendencies is simply a tool - not a catch all. I'll also clarify that I am talking about personality tendencies such as excessive shyness, intelligence, stubbornness, activity level, etc. - not labels like "dangerous breed", etc. And 'none' of those terms are breed specific either. Baring the herding dogs and hunting dogs that have been able to maintain a good percentage of what they were originally bred for and have strong 'instinct' tendencies. I.E. harmless need to herd and/or shake all over when a bird is near! For all other breeds of dogs their final outcome will be based on who raised them and who trained them. I train ob and confirmation classes and a special class called last chance. Which is a 10 week class for dogs that have severe problems where the next stop could be euthanasia. In all instances and over 30 years it is the 'owner' that is the problem not the dog. Dogs are way smarter than most people think they are. They have your number from the get go and as early as 8 weeks. Which makes it very easy to train them.....if done properly.
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 10:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Reserve America: a minor rant.

In all my years RV'ing and then full time, the only thing that will turn me away from a CG is if you 'have' to reserve and/or get info from Reserve America. If there is no direct phone number to the CG I don't stay there.
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 10:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eden Pure Heaters

Eden Pure makes the best 'air purifier' but the heater is nothing more than a heater like all the rest. Unless you have a model that is taking in air and running it thru a hepa filter 'then' heating it?
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ikk smell after traveling

Check the knobs on your stove and make sure they are all tightly in the off position. Thanks, but it definitely isn't propane. I'll just add my obligatory story. I thought a smell in my RV was the gray tank, CG manager came out and confirmed it, RV Mobile Repair was called out to change the air valve. I have never traveled out of Wisconsin and a few of the great lakes states. I "know" what propane smells like also. It did not smell like propane. I was traveling south for the first time and filled up with propane in Kentucky and then on to another CG. Real long story short it WAS propane and from a bumped stove knob. If you read the gov regs for propane it states they must add a smell but it is up to each state what smell they add. The Kentucky propane did NOT smell ANYTHING like what I had been accustom to up North. Smelled like a stinky holding tank. Damn near killed both me and the dogs while I sat there waiting for repair. Thank god I opened all the windows and didn't light up a cigarette.:(
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 08:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ikk smell after traveling

.
rockhillmanor 02/24/15 02:01pm Travel Trailers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 106  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2015 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS