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RE: Dog shedding

Labs have a shedding season - lol?!? We had two when our kids were growing up (best dogs EVER!), and they seemed to shed 24/7/365. The Furminator was our best friend!
xteacher 02/13/18 07:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Short bunk house

Short and 4 separate bunks seems to be an oxymoron...
xteacher 02/09/18 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch for a Pop Up Camper

I don't think you need a WDH, but I definitely would have a sway bar installed.
xteacher 01/30/18 07:53pm Folding Trailers
RE: opinions?

We tried a PUP after having had a TT. We lasted about a year. Setting up and/or breaking down in the rain nearly every time cured us quickly (then you have to set up (again) at home to unpack, and leave it up to dry out to avoid mold forming). Also, due to the canvas, it felt very humid all the time inside, even with the upgraded 15k a/c running (we live in GA and camp a lot in FL). If you do decide to get a PUP, get a newer one that has a slide out dinette and a cassette potty. I'd skip the shower.
xteacher 01/30/18 07:49pm Folding Trailers
RE: Best LIGHTWEIGHT trailers...... GO!

We need more information, as already mentioned. What is the towing capacity of your truck? Payload? Number of people? Typical miles towed to campground? With more information, we can give you better choices.
xteacher 01/06/18 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Murphy Beds- opinions?

We looked at them, but we decided that we didn't want to have to set up the bed every night. We like just going to bed like we do at home. We also like to put memory foam on our camper mattress, and I don't think it would fit on a Murphy Bed when putting it up.
xteacher 12/29/17 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Where did everybody go?

We went camping in Florida at Oscar Scherer SP for a week right before Christmas, and I've been booking Florida camping trips at various parks for next year (April, May, June, September, and October so far). We'd move to Florida, except our kids live here in Georgia, and we have a granddaughter. We also just found that we have another one on the way, due July 4th! I hope everyone had a nice Christmas or Hanukkah, and that everyone has a wonderful 2018!
xteacher 12/29/17 08:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: Does a lower profile tow better? NOT a mileage Question

The only difference we've noticed about our sloped-front Bullet is that there's less overhead storage space for our foldable clothes over the bed. The slope eats into that space. There's also less head room sitting up in bed. Fortunately, my husband and I aren't tall, and we don't tend to read or watch t.v. in bed, so it's not a big issue for us.
xteacher 12/08/17 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jinks' commercial

Beautiful dog! Jinks did a great job!!
xteacher 11/22/17 05:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New Friend wanted

I'm so sorry for your loss. Dakota was obviously well-loved. As others have said, adopt a shelter dog. He/she will be eternally grateful, and you will have a new best friend.
xteacher 11/22/17 04:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Downsizing and simplifying

I think you were smart not to downsize too much. We did, and we regretted it. After trying to enjoy camping in our tiny trailer, we finally decided to go back to a larger one. We still have our Aliner, and it's a great little camper, but we've decided to sell it. If we could afford it, we'd keep both of them. I go on ladies' camping trips by myself occasionally, and it's perfect for that.
xteacher 11/03/17 07:07am Travel Trailers
RE: First Time Winterizing - Did I Miss Anything?

I was debating going back with antifreeze, but I don't like the idea of having to flush it all out in less than two weeks. May be better safe than sorry... Suggestions of where the water pump may be hiding? It's annoying that all I got was a generic Keystones manual and not a model specific manual. Maybe this link will be helpful. Arrow over to the video on how to winterize your Keystone RV. Keystone Customer Service Videos
xteacher 10/30/17 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: 1200# bars to good home

Our hitch guy buys gently used hitches/parts. He has customers who can't afford new ones. We've sold him a few parts - we don't get much for them, but it's better than nothing, plus we aren't throwing them away.
xteacher 10/30/17 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I use cruise control while towing a travel trailer

My truck does better if I drive like a trucker - let it roll faster down the hills, and a little slower up the hills. If I use my cruise control, it shifts too late starting up a hill and uses more fuel. I only use my cruise control on flat roads.
xteacher 10/28/17 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on Aliner Classic dimensions

The total length of a Classic is as mentioned above - 15 feet from coupler to bumper (12 foot box). I agree to add another foot to include a rear mounted spare. Some have moved the spare to the tongue to reduce length (as long as your tow vehicle can handle the extra tongue weight). I don't believe that the width includes the side a/c. We've had a Classic in the past and now own a Ranger 15. When booking a camp site, use the total length, not the box length. Both of our campers fit into our standard-sized garage - the Ranger 15, just barely. The Classic was fine.
xteacher 10/10/17 06:12am Folding Trailers
RE: Traveling with long or short t.t.

We downsized three years ago to a 14 foot trailer (Starcraft 14RB), and we finally decided that it just didn't work for us. We bumped into each other all the time, the bed was a crawlover against the front wall, the couch was shallow, it had a small fridge and a/c, and while it had a full bathroom with tub, the tanks were only 9 gallons black/15 gallons gray. About a week and a half ago, we traded for a Bullet 248RKS, which has a total length of 28'10". We made sure it was less than 30 feet, because we camp almost exclusively in either Corp, State, or National parks. We also had some other requirements: *deep slideout *good storage *tri-fold sofa to sleep occasional guests *booth dinette/bed conversion for granddaughter *middle bathroom, so that everyone can access bathroom at night without crawling over anyone else *2 exterior doors *15K a/c *2 door fridge/freezer *good counter space in kitchen *outside shower (we do a lot of beach camping) *good-sized holding tanks This was the only camper we found within our budget that had everything we were looking for, that wasn't too big. If we didn't need extra sleeping space, we probably would have gone a little smaller - maybe 26 feet total length, but not much smaller. I would recommend making sure that you have a couch. Even it you're sightseeing most of the day, sitting in a U-dinette when you get home isn't nearly as comfortable as sitting on a comfortable couch. Many of the smaller TTs now have U-dinettes in place of a couch. I'd give up a dinette before I'd give up a couch. I'd also make sure the TT has a walk around bed, as well as decent-sized holding tanks.
xteacher 10/03/17 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: hoping for the best preparing for the worst

It's so hard when our beloved fur pets get old. We had a golden retriever many years ago that NEVER left the yard. When she decided at age 17, that it was time, she started wandering off. The neighbor boy found her once and brought her home, but she disappeared several months later, and despite our best efforts, and those of our neighbors, we never found her. Some evidence says that weak dogs don't want to suffer or die near their pack (they consider us as such) because it could attract predators, so they go away from home to protect those left behind. Prayers for your special boy! I hope the antibiotics put him on the road to recovery.
xteacher 09/30/17 06:48pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Took Care of the last Thing for the Boy.

Beauriful urns. We have had so many dogs, due to rescue, but there have been a special few that were our "heart" dogs. We have urns, their collars, and paw prints, along with condolence cards from the vet for each of them on a special shelf in our house. They're family, after all!
xteacher 09/30/17 06:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cruiser MPG Ultra Lite 2450RK vs Keystone Bullet 248RKS

Luminara42, what did you end up buying? My husband and I just purchased a 2017 Bullet 248RKS. We're enjoying it so far! Pros- great counter space in rear kitchen, lots of storage throughout camper - we especially love the wardrobe/pantry next to the sofa and the 3 cabinet linen closet in the bathroom, plus storage under the bathroom sink, good storage in kitchen and dinette area too, glass enclosure for shower, love having two 30 gallon gray tanks (kitchen and, bathroom), hitch weight is reasonable, two outside doors, good ground clearance, laundry hamper door in bed side table leading down into pass through storage, no carpet except in slide, outside shower, comfortable tri-fold sofa in deep slide and can squeeze by when it's out if necessary, dinette opposite of sofa, 32 inch tv on swing arm across from sofa, electric awning with LED light strip, all controls and gauges right inside back door up high enough for children to not be able to reach them, center bathroom so everyone is able to access bathroom without crawling over anyone else at night, just under 30 feet so will fit in most state/federal parks, weight is manageable for a 1500/150 appropriately equipped Cons - hard to get in and out of bed on road side, due to side table sticking out pretty far, short queen bed, cannot access bathroom when slide is closed, difficult to access thermostat when slide is closed, shower is a bit tight for a larger person, two separate gray tanks means either moving the camper at the dump station when finished draining the front gray tank (bathroom) and black tank, to the rear tank (kitchen), or parking between them and using a long stinky slinky, moving it from front to back as needed to drain. The pros outweigh the cons for us, and we're learning to get around the cons. Fortunately, my husband and I are not tall/large people, so the short queen and smaller shower weren't deal killers.
xteacher 09/30/17 06:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Length

I always add 3-4 feet to the model number to allow for the bumper and coupler. For example, my Aliner is a Ranger 15, but it's 18 feet in total length.
xteacher 09/12/17 06:12pm Travel Trailers
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