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RE: Laundry

To make laundry simpler, we pack lights, darks, and mediums. No whites, no reds. So that's two less loads.
rolling_rhoda 04/17/15 04:56am RV Lifestyle
RE: does this happen to anyone else

two things first: we spend a ton of cash for our coach so we can have awesome camping vacations, and then DW wants to take vacations doing everything but camping. It appears that you have different definitions of "awesome...vacations". We're working on that, too. Not sure how the compromise will look. DH loves to drive and drive and drive, then after three days it's "do you know how much stuff I could be getting done at home?". Extended trips are NOT his thing. He's happy at home where he can mow, sweep the garage, shovel snow, get the mail, and get something accomplished. Me? I long to learn and do new things. I love museums, performing arts, guided tours, etc. My idea of snowbirding is Oct - March. He's thinking we should take 10 days to drive the RV to Florida and back (4000 miles round trip, by the way). Yeah, help. I think while he is busy with seasonal work in fall and spring, I will go RVing on my own, and enjoy the things I've been looking forward to. For a few weeks he can fly down and meet me in the warmer weather. If he's unhappy, well, it's only a few weeks of flip-flop weather, hardly a jail sentence.
rolling_rhoda 04/15/15 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Hills in May?

The National Parks and Monuments in the area are good places to visit, and many of them have excellent tours. Hot Springs Mammoth Site is pretty fascinating and unique. The Journey Museum in Rapid City is a great way to spend 3 hours and learn about the region. We have enjoyed the caves (Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave NM, and Rushmore Cave). There are outfitters in the region if you want to canoe or kayak. You can also rent ATVs and check out the trails (we have a tradition of riding up to Cement Ridge every trip). Biking the Mickleson Trail on a sunny day is a nice way to soak up springtime. On the north side of the Black Hills, there is Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, historic Deadwood with its casinos, and Sturgis with its motorcycle museum. I also suggest taking a day to make the hour drive to Badlands National Park and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Personally, I'd love to RV in Badlands and go to one of their night sky programs with a good camera. Safe travels!
rolling_rhoda 04/12/15 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to find out if a Class A diesel pusher is right for me

Prior to our first MH I hadn't driven anything larger than a heavy duty pickup. Practice in a large, empty parking lot and on quiet backroads helped a lot with confidence. With the 38'diesel pusher, I wasn't ever buffeted by oncoming semis. Broadside wind gusts over 35 mph started to move it around a bit on the highway. It drove quietly and smoothly. We have moved to a tandem axle, simply because we live on the windy plains and DH doesn't like to worry about me. As far as towing, we don't even notice the car is back there but we are cautious about it tracking on corners.
rolling_rhoda 04/12/15 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would this bother you?

Yes, it would bother me. And I would have a tough time getting my stuff loaded on board since I carry it in plastic tubs.
rolling_rhoda 04/10/15 12:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone by Moonlight

Thank you for posting this beautiful video!
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 09:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Multi-tasking condiments

There are so many good ideas mentioned, you made me think hard. Italian dressing seasoning packets. Stir into cream cheese and serve on sandwiches or with veggies. Season whatever is in the crockpot. Add to yogurt or mayonnaise to marinate poultry and fish. Toss vegetables with oil and sprinkle with seasoning before grilling/roasting. Waiting for someone to mention bacon bits -- another favorite of mine.
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 09:05am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Quick road food

a chopped salad kit from the produce aisle + a handful of the above- mentioned rotisserie chicken It's easy to keep hotdogs hot in a thermos of hot water. Just bring buns and little packets of ketchup/mustard. A thermos also works well for Italian beef. To keep a bottle of wine cold. Wrap in a layer of aluminum foil, then roll it up in a few layers of newspaper. It will stay cold for three hours if your car isn't hot.
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 08:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Do you RV without your significant other?

OH Yes, we frequently RV Separately, to be able to do this we each designed our own 40 foot Prevost. My wife’s’ theme color is pink and she has a very large bed and bed room with Flamingoes in the cut glass mirrors. With all the slides out it’s like having a ballroom that would be the envy of even Lawrence Welk. With the entire orchestra in their pit the stage is set for the evening, especially when the hidden bubble machines begin. As the party winds down in the late evening she can turn on the haunting blue and green lights in the ceiling that emphasize the enclosed fish tanks that run the length of the coach. There is an escalator mid-coach that leads either to the pool and spa on the roof, or the Italian sports car she transports in the basement. My Presidential model XXXXIII is much more subdued. The interior color scheme is of rich brown leathers and luster black granite. With the slides out I can accommodate a 24 seat I-Max theatre. Mid-coach is the brain center of entertainment. Three 80-inch screens that can double as either closed circuit satellite receivers or game console screens. It’s there that the “to Die For” wet bar is placed. This are area can be closed off from the formal dining area, or opened up for tennis matches. I did have to sacrifice at least one option, no escalator, but the basement does carry my Maserati and 2 Harleys, a MotoGuzzi and a BMW. Our drivers and staff have their own RV. :W Fill :C Mocking me? Whatever. -- the OP
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 05:32am RV Lifestyle
RE: town ordinace against travel trailers on city streets

Our little city has debated this issue four times in five years. We're about to get our first ordinance. Some of the proposals have been quite extreme, IMO. I understand safety concerns and wanting to have a neat appearance. However, we are in outdoorman's country. The proposed ordinance isn't just about RV's, but it includes any trailer or recreational equipment. It also limits driveway parking of my husband's shiny, new pickup, and caps how many recreational items we can have in our yards. So, you can't have a little ice shack trailer in your driveway, rather it must be in the side or back yard...when the snow is 3 feet deep. Construction crews aren't supposed to park a trailer in the street while tearing down a house either.
rolling_rhoda 04/08/15 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: 2013 Coachmen Sportscoach Pathfinder Elite 40'

We enjoyed our '06 Coachmen Sportscoach. Yes, the drawers and cabinets aren't top of the line, but the floorplan worked very well for us. It had far more storage than we needed, even traveling with two teens. It drove well, too. We traded for friend's tag axle with basically the same layout.
rolling_rhoda 04/04/15 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: what is important????

In case of illness or injury, carry a card with your health history and that of your spouse. A copy of your health ins policy might be helpful, too. We've needed an eye glasses prescription from our optometrist (sat on glasses first day of trip to Las Vegas). Also bring contact info for property ins., life/disability ins., bank, stock broker, accountant, lawyer, retirement plan. It's a good idea to let credit card companies know your travel plans and to update your will before you leave so you know everything is taken care of. If anything is maturing or coming due while you're gone, make sure it's on your calendar (financial instruments, memberships, driver's license, annual donations, etc.)
rolling_rhoda 03/29/15 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The 'Deviled' is in the details

yolks + Miracle Whip and maybe one twist of the black pepper mill
rolling_rhoda 03/28/15 07:23am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: ? Hobo Pie

I'd stick with things I like on bread like deli meat and cheese or pulled pork. Bread and canned pie filling? Pass.
rolling_rhoda 03/23/15 03:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Favorite hamburger seasoning

Lawrys seasoned salt while it's on the grill
rolling_rhoda 03/16/15 11:54am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Emerge From the Winter Dungeon

after several nice days, our snow is almost gone, and the lake ice will likely be out in a few days. Took the Mother Ship out for a drive yesterday for the first time since October. It felt like a spring tonic!
rolling_rhoda 03/16/15 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beyond Bread Pudding and French Toast

Dry on the countertop a few hours and make bread crumbs. Mix crumbs with enough butter to moisten them and store in the freezer. You'll have Crunchy topping for casseroles at your fingertips.
rolling_rhoda 03/15/15 09:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Your Must Have Spices When RVing?

Black pepper grinder, cayenne, Garlic, cumin, chili powder Lawry's seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, my own steak rub, Cavender's Greek seasoning Chicken bouillon granules
rolling_rhoda 03/09/15 04:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Thoughts on a 2007 Coachmen Sportscoach Elete 40QSL

We had a 2006 Sportscoach Encore. To access our hot water heater easily, we would just remove the panel below the bedroom drawers. The battery disconnect was in the locked louver cover on the rear. I couldn't get my hand thru the louvers to reach in. And it wasn't easy to see thru the louvers to know what was back there. We really liked our coach. It drove nicely, had a good amount of storage, and we really liked the floorplan. We'd still have it, but a friend was selling his coach. It was a good opportunity to get one four years newer.
rolling_rhoda 03/07/15 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outdated paint scheme => Vinyl Strips?

A sign shop might apply graphics, provided the current decals and the surrounding surface are in good condition. A knowledgeable graphics person should test your old ones first with a "test tape", and not take the job if the old graphics are breaking down under pressure. A good good vinyl wrap is durable. Cheap materials, a poor surface, or lack of training can make a project turn into a mess a few months down the road.
rolling_rhoda 03/03/15 10:35am General RVing Issues
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