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RE: Roaming RVers Rally Nov 13-15 Whitetail Ridge

I don't know yet, if Mom will come along this time or not. We have a 8 day cruise in October, so it will probably depend on how that goes. Who knows whether we will even like each other after 8 days sharing a cabin.. LOL.. and then to share a small RV.. Actually, it all depends on a number of things and how they are going then.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/15 12:01pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: rusting out cargo bins

Wow, this is scary to me. I had a 5 to 7 year old Winnebago in mind as my target next and hopefully last purchase. Guess I will remember to have that checked carefully and calculate treatment in purchase price. Being in the snow free deep south, I had heard you needed to undercoat your vehicles up north, but really hadn't thought about a MH. I guess I assumed folks didn't drive in snow, so didn't expose it to road salt.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/15 06:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Food storage for tent campers

freeze as much of you food as you can. I usually precook ground meat for spaghetti, tacos or sloppy joes, then freeze and plan to use it on day 2 or 3. plan to use fresh things first and then frozen. also if you are "car camping" rather than backpacking, plan for canned and dry goods as much as possible and pack in a plastic storage bin, Be sure to latch all coolers and boxes of food so that raccoons and similar animals can't get in. Also, check to see if bear boxes are needed there. I know in one of the areas in SMNP, we were told to cover coolers or food in a closed vehicle.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 05:12pm Tent Camping
RE: FEMA Trailers...from Katrina to Bakken Oil Boom

If you buy a NEW S&B house, you are likely to have high levels of formaldehyde. My DD moved into a new house that had been completed and then left closed for 3 months and had allergic reactions to the formaldehyde. She had to stay away from home as much as possible, then open windows, run fans, and sit outside until bedtime only staying inside to sleep and then get out again as quick as possible, along with taking antihistamines.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge use with no elec during emergency?

thanks to all for the comments.... I had not even thought about the water pump using elec to get the water from the tank. I do have an extra battery for trolling motor that is not being used now, time to go charge it. As I said in this instance, I am more concerned about being without power and water and stuck due to flooding in the area. been through it before, but didn't have TT as option then... only a popup that really wasn't an option. also lived in town then, so different dynamics. I don't want to do lots of upgrades/mods to TT because I plan to sell/trade in a couple of years and move to Class A MH for fulltiming.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Roaming RVers Rally Nov 13-15 Whitetail Ridge

Just reserved Site 44 for Fri-Sun.. May come in earlier, but will decide earlier. Excited to meet with you guys again, been a while since Florence Marina.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 07:47am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Hershey RV Show 2016

I just found out I may have to go to PA for work next month, so maybe I can go at the right time, and manage a visit while I am in the area. Almost excited to consider traveling for work.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 07:22am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Cooking Grill Transportation

okay, back towards the OP's topic. Several mentioned using an insulated snuff out bag. Exactly what is one? suggested brands or sources?
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Fridge use with no elec during emergency?

Thanks for the responses from all. although I know a generator is handy to have in this type situation, I think I will try to do without. I have no other use for one, and really can't see spending that much money and effort on one for just in case. don't want to go into that discussion right now either. Guess, if I lose power, I will just not use lights or anything else off battery, so that I can keep them charged to run fridge and water heater (if needed). Hopefully we won't be without power more than a couple of days, during a worse case scenario. I am not concerned about flooding here, but power dam and roads nearby could be closed. Survived the 100 year floods and 500 year floods brought on by rain from Tropical Storms within the last 20 years, so I should be good. Glad I have an option, so I don't have to go to a shelter and share space with lots of others. I like my own space.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 06:59am General RVing Issues
Fridge use with no elec during emergency?

I understand that my 2 way Fridge will run on Propane, but does it require any electricity at all? Will it work if I am not plugged in and my batteries are completely dead? What about water heater? Thinking about all the possible paths of TS Erika and many possible paths have my area getting very wet. Having lived through flooding and power loss from previous Tropical Storms, I am wondering about using the TT for emergency living needs, if we have no power. Would use stove, water heater and fridge. I am ensuring fresh water is full today.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/15 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Full timing for graduate school?

The further south you go, the more options you will have as to places that are open year round. FL and South TX are common places for the snowbirds to get away from the cold. Now granted you will have the opposite problem in the summer. Need to run the AC all the time, or most of the time. If the programs in the South are quality programs, then I would definitely look at one of them. Since you were talking about a program in the medical field and you mentioned NC, so I would guess that is in the Raleigh/Durham/Wake Forest Area and I would guess it would be a good compromise. My DD and SIL live there, and they have only had a few days of extreme cold. You could make do in RV for a few days of extreme cold much easier than the extended cold of Pitt and other points in the north. Their summers are hot, but not as extended heat of summer as south FL or TX. Good luck on your wife's acceptance to the program of her choice.
wannavolunteerFT 08/25/15 06:31pm Full-time RVing
RE: Who makes campers without slides? Saw Jayco 26BH. 25'+?

I have an older Jay flight and any of the issues I have had have been brought on by my own stupidity (generally brought on by not paying attention). I liked the fact that the Jayco had a two year warranty where many others didn't. I also like the looks of the Jayco, as it just looked more upscale to me, than many of the others.
wannavolunteerFT 08/25/15 05:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Quail

around here, deep in quail plantation country, Quails Unlimited has a huge presence. You might check out their website for a chapter close to you, where you could get more information. Also Georgia has programs through DNR to help establish quail populations available for certain areas. You might check with DNR or fish and game or whatever they are called where you are.
wannavolunteerFT 08/22/15 08:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Metal Shades in the bunkhouse- options to replace?

I would make a fold up shade/blind. Go to fabric store and get an already quilted fabric (or make using a fabric you like and perhaps a blanket if you want for insulation). Tack it to top of narrow board.. approx 1 1/2 inches wide. and use angle bracket to attach to wall. check pinterest or you tube for detailed instructions. They will also show you how to make fabric to hold it folded up. I have them in my kitchen at home on my glass doors, easy to fold up when using the door, but close for visibility and light control when needed.
wannavolunteerFT 08/22/15 08:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Balsam Wood

thanks for the idea. I have some leftover balsa I bought for another project that I can use. I had thought of using the springloaded curtain rods, but I already have the balsa. Good idea for no cost mod. My favorite type.
wannavolunteerFT 08/22/15 07:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: legoland florida

Ended up not making the trip, but had talked to folks at Cypress about taking our Cub Scout Pack last year, and they were very helpful. We were looking at going in June, after all the snowbirds have long left and were willing to work with us to keep our costs where we needed them to be. We were wanting to stay there for the convenience. As Effy said, remember you are there to go to Legoland, not for nature camping. BTW, not sure ages of GKids, but I think Legoland is really focused on elementary age children. Unless the are Lego "freaks" like my 24 yr old, I don't think there is a lot to hold interest of older kids.
wannavolunteerFT 08/21/15 05:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2013 Trailer at dealer over 1 year

I have a 2011 Jay flight that I bought NEW when it was slightly over a year old. Dealer already had 2012's on his lot too. I negotiated things beyond the sales price. Got mine for 30% off MSRP, but it was NEW so I had a 2 year warranty. I negotiated things like accessory purchases at discount and installs for free, roof treatment and check/recaulk seams for free (to be done in 6 months), insisted on full propane, water system sanitized, set up hitch and everything, so I could hookup and leave immediately to use the trailer. I feel like I got a reasonable deal and the dealer has been willing to work with me on repairs for my goofs (bent awning from too much rain water when I didn't have it slanted enough). Whenever I carry trailer in, they do the work, I need in a reasonable time and at a reasonable cost. If you feel comfortable with the dealer, then negotiate and come to an agreement. I would probably offer 50% off and then negotiate from there. You will be happy with your Jayco.
wannavolunteerFT 08/18/15 06:55am Travel Trailers
RE: New Federal Restrictions on Pain Medicine Prescriptions

this thread has been one of the best I have found on this site. My mom has a schedule II pain PATCH. (yep, not even ingest-able) and her pain doc has been requiring her to visit every 30 days and most times she has only seen PA. She drives 45 miles each way to town where there is a pain doctor plus has the expense of a office visit each time. so she has $50 to $60 in expense, beyond the prescription, which is a lot for almost anyone. I will share this with her and see if she can get her doctor to write her 3 prescriptions at a time. thanks to all for bringing up this issue.
wannavolunteerFT 08/15/15 08:26am Full-time RVing
RE: Vicksburg to I-10 Query

thumb, not sure where you are staying in Vidalia, but I think there is only one park there, so I guess I do know. Have fun and enjoy the sites of Natchez. I think the best part was the horse drawn carriage tour. Driver was an retired gentleman, who did the tours because he loved history and sharing. Can't tell you how to avoid Baton Rouge, cause that was our next stop. Stayed at the Equestrian Park for several days. Mid week it was great, when I left on Friday, it was beginning to fill up. It is very near LSU campus and stadium, so there were lots of Tigers in the lot.
wannavolunteerFT 08/12/15 05:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Is your travel trailer cozy and homey??

d****s are D R A P E S... you know special curtains... it appears the forums filter program has gone crazy and filtering out words it thinks are bad. I thought it was being fixed, but maybe not yet. Moderator: please be sure this gets reported to the programers that need to know.
wannavolunteerFT 08/12/15 04:17am RV Lifestyle
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