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RE: Washing the travel Trailer

I have seen posts here of folks that use blue Beacon truck washes when they are on the road. I am not sure if they are out there near the left coast, but they are here in the East. My last trip, I noticed a couple near intersections where there were truck stops (usually near either a big truck stop or multiple truck stops). Think there is an app that you can download. maybe you can use one, as you are heading out or returning from a trip. That would be the option, I would use if I couldn't wash at home.
wannavolunteerFT 07/26/14 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Carrying an extra propane tank

another advantage to carrying the spare tank, is if you miscalculate on the amount of gas in Rv tanks, you have backup... great when it's cold and you use more propane than expected.
wannavolunteerFT 07/24/14 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chronic Condition

One of the things that helps mine the most... is always carry my pillow!!! whether I am RVing or staying in a classy hotel. The other is being sure I wash my hair at night after I come in, if there is anything in the air.. which means most all spring and fall. once I learned that pollens stick to your hair better than anything, so wash it off before bed, so it doesn't get on your pillow and then ground into your nose overnight.. oh yeah, regular doses of zyrtec and using the neti bottle (I prefer bottle over pot) in a hot shower every morning also help manage my symptoms. I just go in the RV and live with my allergies just like I do at home. After at least 50 years of living with allergic rhinitis and resulting sinusitis, I refuse to let my allergies run my life.
wannavolunteerFT 07/17/14 05:54pm Full-time RVing
RE: fireworks sales in tents ..

I was hoping to see someone who has done this reply. A WalMart I drive by everyday going to work had a tent set up for a couple of weeks with a MH sitting nearby. I assume the folks in the MH were running the sale as when I went by early mornings, the MH was parked blocking the entrance to tent. Never had the chance to stop when they weren't really busy, so I could chat about how they worked their tent. This morning the tent was empty and the MH gone, just waiting on tent company to come take down.
wannavolunteerFT 07/07/14 05:06pm Workamping Forum
RE: Changing Times for Us

I have been helping my mom make all sorts of decisions on things to get her hose ready for sale. The last 2 years my dad's health got worse and worse, and she had no time to spend on maintenance and upkeep other than very basics. This past year has really helped solidify my decision to sell my house, RV full-time for a few years, and settle in an apt when I can't travel safely any longer. I know some think I should prepare to purchase a house or condo to reinvest from selling current house, but I can't see burdening my children with having to try to sell a house or condo when I am gone. I will rent somewhere so that I don't have financial responsibility of maintenance. I have watched a friend struggle to sell her mom's house... she has spent two years working on the house to get it ready to sale and now waiting on it to sell. her BIL pushes her to do things his way (her sister has Alzheimer's and is beyond input) but expects her to sell it immediately for the greatest amount possible, to help with sister's medical bills. It has just about stressed her completely out.
wannavolunteerFT 07/04/14 10:36am RV Lifestyle
RE: Andersen-3604 Camper Leveler

finally have used mine a few times now, and must say along with the large bubble level on the front of the trailer, it made getting level while traveling by myself almost effortless. back or pull into site to about where I want to be.. look at the level to see which side is high and which is low... place the levelers against the tires on the low side. get back in the truck and pull it forward until level (watching the big level on front of trailer. get back out and place chocks under levelers, place chocks around tires on other side and begin unhooking process. Only requires one extra time of getting in and out to get it level.. with the blocks sometimes it took several times..
wannavolunteerFT 07/04/14 10:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Our Bucket Light

So did you make your graphics? Are they painted or vinyl? wanting to do something similar.
wannavolunteerFT 07/04/14 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Meal in Foil

another thing that helps is to have the veggies sliced the same thickness. When our Cub Scouts do them, I slice all the potatoes and carrots with my salad shooter. can slice a 5lb bag of potatoes in less than 3 minutes. hint... wash your potato slices with some salt water, so they don't turn brown while waiting to put in the pack. Kids will not eat Brown Potato Slices. If you go to the reynolds foil website, they have a bajillion foil pack combinations.
wannavolunteerFT 07/02/14 04:51pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: nomadic fanatic

I typed a long response the other day.. think it must have been too political, cause although I thought it was posted I don't see it now. basically, I am concerned that folks "stealcamping" in old RV's gives the nonRVing world the idea that all RVers are the same. Fulltimers who stop overnight in a parking lot, with manager approval are quite different. RVers generally understand, but the general public doesn't
wannavolunteerFT 07/02/14 04:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Financing Funny

A quality hitch? not just the basic one the dealer throws in. Slide toppers? vent covers?
wannavolunteerFT 07/01/14 07:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lakefront 3-5 hours from Mobile, AL????

There are a number of Corps of Engineer parks in AL with water front sites. One that is especially nice is Foscue Park near Demopolis. There are sites with hookups right on the river and other sites slightly away from river, but overlooking the water. Other options are the COE parks on Lake Walter F George (Lake Eufaula) near Eufaula. There are a couple of state parks both in Alabama and Georgia on either side of the lake. Some have water front sites and some are just a quick walk to the water. One of my Favorite is Florence Marina State Park in GA. It has full hookups including cable, an easy walk to campground only pier, an additional fishing pier with lights, a large boat ramp and huge marina with some BIG boats in it. Now be warned this park is miles from anywhere, so you need to carry everything you need. Other than the camp store, the closest store that is more than the camp store is over 30 miles away. You will find folks that are serious about fishing in this park and those that just like to get away.
wannavolunteerFT 06/29/14 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 4th July Trips?

well have 3 trips planned for the month of July, but none with the TT. Thurs evning-Sun will travel about a hundred miles to dog/house sit for brother and SIL, as their anniversary trip was cancelled when her mom was critically ill. on the following Wed, I will head out to NC (after picking up 78 yr old Mom) to DD's for DGD's first birthday. then the end of the month, I fly to TX, meeting DD & DGD in Atlanta airport, to babysit while DD attends a seminar. So July is really about family, just no RV time. (Maybe I will spend a night or two in TT in yard, just to say I have used it.)
wannavolunteerFT 06/29/14 10:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida in the winter of 2015

As both Tampa and Panama City have multiple RV dealers, you should be able to find a storage solution at either area. Are you going to be flying to and from the area you store your 5th wheel? If so, you may find that flights from Tampa are less expensive. A quick check from Atlanta to either city found that Tampa flights were half the price to PC.
wannavolunteerFT 06/29/14 10:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 Reasons RV Vacations are Better

to the OP, one reason RV trips are better is that hotels don't have "quiet hours". recently stayed in a hotel in major metropolitan area for a weekend conference. turned out that I had booked a room in a "party central" hotel. nice brand name hotel with nice clean room; however, the folks coming in and out, and down the hall all night long did not have a clue of quiet hours. both nights I was woken early morning (1 am and 3 am) with the group down the hall coming in from partying. When I commented Sunday as I was checking out and heading to my day of training, the hotel front desk person said, "yeah there were folks in and out all night". She didn't think it unusual or unacceptable that I had been woken by the partyers. Stayed in a busy crowded and loud campground on Father's Day weekend. although at night, it was loud with kids playing, a few stereos and TV's, and folks talking and laughing loudly, once quiet time came it actually got quiet.. so I could sleep.
wannavolunteerFT 06/29/14 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Blocking window light and heat ?

I like others use the reflectix, bought a roll from Home Depot or Lowes and cut it to fit behind the blinds and valances on each window. Dining table window was larger, so I just carefully pieced two pieces together with clear packing tape. You can hardly see the seam. I use them to help keep the heat or cold out, but love them for their room darkening ability. These pieces have the TT so dark, I actually sleep later than I do in the house.
wannavolunteerFT 06/28/14 02:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you keep you blinds open or closed while in storage?

Park at home, keep blinds closed and foil bubble wrap in windows, to keep sun and heat out. I even leave the AC unless I am going away without TT, because the sun heats it up so much. I do leave the AC set somewhere between 85 and 90, which isn't cool, but cooler than the outside temps of high 90's to low 100's.
wannavolunteerFT 06/28/14 02:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Very curious

when I was traveling with my parents in their MH, I used the CG bathhouse to give each of us more privacy. As an adult used to living in a 1300 sq ft house, and my parents in a 2000 sq ft house, the MH got real close real quick. I was able to shower and spend a few minutes without someone else waiting on me. I use my TT bathroom when I am traveling in it, but when I was helping them travel in MH, I was happier using the CG showers.
wannavolunteerFT 06/28/14 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DH had open heart surgery yesterday

wooohoooo, not so long ago, you weren't sure how things were going for DH and now you are home and he is recovering much faster than expected. will continue keeping you in my prayers for continued recovery. Don't forget to take some time to allow yourself some rest. You will be no help to him, if you are beyond exhausted and in pain.
wannavolunteerFT 06/28/14 07:38am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: DH had open heart surgery yesterday

Chock, you and your DH are in my prayers. Guess DH showed the docs as they didn't think he was a candidate for any surgery. Glad he is doing as well as he is. You know pain management is crucial, so glad you are staying on top of it. Sad state of affairs that hospitals are generally so short staffed that if a patient doesn't have a knowledgeable advocate with them, they tend to get less than stellar care. Take care of yourself and get some rest when you can. Let DH and you be your priorities, the house and other things can wait.
wannavolunteerFT 06/26/14 04:15am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues

emzee, just remember that although the surgery and recovery is painful, you resolve the chronic ache all the time that makes you miserable. My mom, who has had both hers replaced, doesn't have knee issues now, so I can hardly keep up, my knees ache always. I am trying to hold off for a few more years, but probably will have mine replaced within the next five.
wannavolunteerFT 06/26/14 04:09am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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