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Betty Crocker

Anyone else get the recipe emails from Betty Crocker? I get them and get a new recipe email daily plus some others. There are a lot of recipes on there that can be made in the dutch oven and seem somewhat simple too. There are some "skillet" recipes that you can do in cast iron skillets as well. Just an FYI....
wbwood 09/22/14 07:00am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: New RV Podcast

The podcast is embedded and plays ok here...no virus warnings, but I did get a pop up ad from Adchoices....does that make it a "commercial enterprise"?
wbwood 09/22/14 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park in Myrtle Beach and Charleston

You said eastern before nad I was thinking western...duh...my bad...
wbwood 09/22/14 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you carry Blue Tote?

Why have to dump twice or more when you can do it once? Besides my grandson says it looks like an ugly "toy wagon." :B Two or sometime three dumps are required when the camper tanks are larger than the blue boy tank. People often by a smaller tank to reduce weight, and then realize that they have to dump twice. The extra water does not fit well in your pocket.:B I believe they were referring as to what i was referring to. You dump it in the tote, that's once...then you drag it to the dump station and dump it again. That's twice as many times. If your tote is not big enough to empty the tank on your RV, then that's even more dumping.
wbwood 09/22/14 04:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie looking to buy first....well I'm not sure

We went from a tent to a popup with grade school kids. We made it work and it was so much better than the tent! Went from TX to Washington, DC & then another trip to Yellosstone with teenagers plus weekend & shorter trips. We finally moved up to a used 5th wheel w/o slides after kids got in college . As our first self contained unit, it was a great one to figure out what we wanted . Find something u can pull safely, go & learn from it while making memories with your kids! I agree about the pop up...it's where we started back in 2000. Even bought a used one that we were going to use last year (had TT stored at beach 4 hrs away), but we traded both in on the Motorhome. A lot of people on here will stick their nose up to the thought of one, but to those who have had them, most will tell you they had great experiences with them, especially with thier kids. It's a good step up from the tent and sleeping on the ground. The beds are comfy and they have fridges. stoves, sinks, etcWe lived in Georgia when we had ours and the A/C would freeze you. You literally can spend $5000 and get a decent used one. Or spend 2-3 times as much for a new one. It will be great for you for towing. With the SUV, you will have room for storing stuff. Give it a season or two to see how you like it. It will give you more time to decide what's important for you. You may be in a different situation then and need to make change to your ideas.
wbwood 09/21/14 02:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Annoying neighbor

Electric/battery powered ok. Gas blower is inconsiderate. Morning time (before quiet hours) is also inconsiderate no matter what type of power. Several times a day toeing the line of what I consider inconsiderate.
wbwood 09/21/14 01:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great Deal on RV ladder - No More Rack

I have the 10ft and its 22#. Wish I had gotten the 8 ft to save a few pounds. I never need to fully extend to get on top of the TT? The day you get an 8' ladder, you will need at least a 9. lol The 12' is only 25 lb's I think it said. Your 10' is 22 lbs. I imagine an 8' would only be 19 lbs....6 lbs difference, not much to write home about.
wbwood 09/21/14 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Shout out for Mama Gerties Hideaway campground

Any pictures?
wbwood 09/21/14 01:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thanksgiving withing 300 miles of Charlotte, NC

Going off what Magnusfide mentioned about Mama Gerties (or any other place near Asheville), The Grove Park Inn has a nice Thanksgiving buffet from what I have heard. I believe some of the Biltmore restaurants have dinners as well.
wbwood 09/21/14 01:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Retire: give it all up at 58 and RV?

Do it while you can. You don't know what life will hand you tomorrow. Amen...
wbwood 09/21/14 11:02am Beginning RVing
RE: Retire: give it all up at 58 and RV?

Why not put most of your stuff in storage and then buy that small RV...try living in it while you are still working...if after aeveral months, you feel you can do it and not need what you have in storage, then go for it!
wbwood 09/21/14 11:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Newbie looking to buy first....well I'm not sure

1. We don’t really like staying in cabins/hotels because we don’t like using (i.e. sleeping, etc.) other people’s things (i.e. blankets, sheets, etc.) 2. Cost saving as we could eat some meals in the RV/TT, when staying in hotels we eat out EVERY meal 3. More comfortable (and safer) than tent camping 4. We can take the dog with us (also a cost saving) All good reasons to RV EXCEPT for your #2. Most of us have learned that overall, you will not save money by using an RV for your traveling. Factor in ALL the costs. Not trying to discourage you in any way. We RV for many reasons, but saving money is not one of them. Go for it, you and your family will not regret it. Agree....if you are thinking of purchasing an RV to save money, then think again. It will take a lot of usage over years to even start to try and break even. Unless you are living in it and you are not paying a mortgage on a real home. You will also find yourself eating out time to time while RVing. That's actually part of the fun. Costs to think about with an RV.... 1) Do you already have a tow vehicle? Yes? Great! Do you normally use it for travel for the whole family? If Yes, then get ready for your gas mileage to go down. Depending on the size of the towable you get will depend on the dip in gas mileage which equals more cost for gas when traveling. If getting a motorhome, plan on around 8mpg unless you can buy a small one with a diesel enging which will give you a little better, but they cost a bit more. 2) Inusurance...depends on RV... 3) Registration and taxes (if applicable where you live). 4) Upkeep....maintenance...stuff breaks 5) Stocking...while many use extra stuff from home, there will probably be stuff you will buy just for it...and it's non stop...was in Ikea yesterday and several times we thought of stuff for the motorhome. 6) campground costs...while cheaper than a hotel, they can not be overlooked. 7) Almost forgot about the actual cost of the unit you buy. Paying cash outright? Great, you can save on the interest. How much you plan on spending? Financing it? RVing is great, but it's not a savings unless you do it full time...
wbwood 09/21/14 10:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Help Me Find GOOD Fresh Water Hoses

I have had great luck and like these very much. And US Made Hose I have the same hose and have had no problems with it. Us too....been using the same hose for about 4 or 5 years with no kinks or leaks. Are you bending the hose or forcing it to twist a way other than it's natural way?
wbwood 09/21/14 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance Question

We have Allied as well. Had them on our TT for several years. Last year when we got the motorhome, called CW Insurance to get a quote. They quoted us through National General initially. Had them quote us through Allied as well and it was half the price of National General. National General pays the highest commissions to GS/CW than any other carrier they represent. Something to ponder as well. But as someone mentioned, it's going to be different from person to person. There are many factors that go into it. Get a lot of quotes and go with the best that fits you.
wbwood 09/21/14 10:26am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you carry Blue Tote?

We had the 35 gallon thetford (gray in color) portable waste tank. Used it a handful of times when we had the TT. Since we got the MH last year, we have not used it and I actually sold it a couple months ago for about half of what I paid for it. We used to throw it in the bed of the truck. But now, we really have no way to carry it. Plus our toad has no hitch on it to pull it with. We've learned better water conservation and find it's just too easy to close up and drive to the dump. Plus I only have to dump once, whereas if you are using a tote, then you have to dump into the tote and then again in the dump station. And depending on the size of your tote and tanks, you might have to do it more!
wbwood 09/21/14 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Please help...my burgers are tasteless

We normally used Lawry's seasoning salt, but recently have turned to Dizzy Pig's Cow Lick seasoning...
wbwood 09/21/14 09:54am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Great Deal on RV ladder - No More Rack

I order a simialr 12 1/2 foot ladder that looks exactly the same.. a month or two back of EBAY, for 70 bucks. Plus it had free shipping. http://www.ebay.com/itm/EN131-Std-12-5Ft-Aluminum-Telescopic-Telescoping-Ladder-Extension-Extend-Loft-/311051712370?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item486c207772 didn't see a pound rating on it? bumpy In the "Product Description" it says Max capacity 330lbs.
wbwood 09/21/14 09:43am Tech Issues
RE: RV Park in Myrtle Beach and Charleston

I think it would be a waste to go to Myrtle Beach and be confined. There is so much to offer there. Shopping, eating, the beach....Without a car you mill great food from Murrels Inlet and Calabash....
wbwood 09/21/14 09:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park in Myrtle Beach and Charleston

Ok, since we will be traveling from Eastern PA, what would be a good first night stop? I was thinking Richmond, VA? How far east in Pennsylvania? Are you looking at going through DC? If you are over near Pittsburgh, then why not come down 79-64-77 way? Much more picturesque and less crowded.
wbwood 09/21/14 09:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park in Myrtle Beach and Charleston

We love Ocean Lakes but October is becoming a very busy month for them as they are up to 3 Weekends of Halloween activities as they are filling them up(just under 900 sites). I am told by the 70+ age group (back in July) those weekends are addictive. As far as Golf cars SC law has them limited to 4 miles of home base & they are not to be driven on major roads (Rt 17 is out). Check SC DMV web site. If at Ocean Lakes, you can head out the park out the south gate or the sales center. There is a side road there that you can use to go that way and use the parking lots, etc. I have also seen golf carts crossing 17. The rental golf carts from Ocean Lakes can't be taken out of the park.
wbwood 09/21/14 09:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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