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RE: Nexgard or Bravecto chewable flea and tick protection

I use Nextguard on my dogs, and it works well, even down here in the deep south. However, it is expensive and must be used with caution with dogs prone to seizures. I started using it when Frontline Plus quit working here.
xteacher 05/18/16 06:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Aliner - where to keep clothes?

http://i.imgur.com/sjJ2GbFl.jpg Look behind the storage drawers and you can see the plastic shoe containers at the foot of the bed. You can also see that we've hung holders for micro fiber wash cloths (we use to dry hands and dishes), as well as a hanging paper towel holder. There's also some room above the drawers to store other small items.
xteacher 05/13/16 08:36am Folding Trailers
RE: Aliner - where to keep clothes?

I have an Aliner Ranger 15 with potty (same size/counter space as the Expedition). We keep our hanging clothes on a clothes hanging rod in our SUV and get out what we need the night before, hanging them from one of the inside latches. We keep folding clothes and dry goods in slide out Sterlite bins that we stack on the counter next to the potty (we have a split counter so we can access the potty without lifting the whole counter). They store nicely under the dinette table during transit. We keep socks and underwear, plus a container of toiletries in plastic shoe boxes at the foot of the bed. Four of them fit between the end of the mattress and the camper wall on their sides. Some people hang an extendable painter's pole at the peak of the triangles when setting up to hang things from (hang up clothes, towels, hooks, etc.). Please join us on the FB group, FB A Frame Group. There are a lot of friendly, helpful folks there!
xteacher 05/13/16 08:16am Folding Trailers
RE: I am at my wits end on trying to give meds

I used to think I was pill-giver extraordinaire UNTIL I fostered my first shih-tsu. Holy Moly! It was like trying to give medication to the Tazmanian Devil! Those little teeth clamp down hard, and they don't have as large of a gap between their front teeth and their molars as a larger dog has, which helps when prying the dog's mouth open and holding it open. I hope you can find something that works. Does the medication come in liquid form? I was able to slip a small syringe (without needle, of course) into the mouth and give liquid meds much easier.
xteacher 05/11/16 11:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: The Veterinary Industrial Complex

I left my vet several years ago after the practice went corporate. They started pushing expensive care packages, most of which I wasn't interested in. They also replaced the front desk personnel, who then had no clue who I was EVERY time I went in. asking me what my name was EVERY time. The previous lady always greeted me with a smile, knew who I was, and knew my dog's name. I changed to a much smaller practice a few years ago with a good vet, but now this practice is starting down the same path - so disheartening. I find myself fending off services/packages I know I don't need. At least the front office staff hasn't changed and knows who I am. The vet is still very caring and good, so I stay.
xteacher 05/06/16 06:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Update on Butterscotch

Thank you for your update. I hope that the new treatment gives Butterscotch more comfortable time with obviously loving fur parents!
xteacher 05/05/16 06:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: We Have Lift off!!!

Safe travels and happy camping!
xteacher 04/29/16 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Quincy the diabetic, blind dog broke her leg.

It sounds like you're doing everything possible to ensure she has the best chance at a full recovery!
xteacher 04/29/16 06:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Is a "Hard Side" pyramid style trailer considered a PUP?

We have a 2015 Aliner Ranger 15 (15 foot box; 18 feet total), which I think of as a PUP, especially if booking a site that says "Tent, Pop Up, or Camping Vans Only". We love ours - it fits almost anywhere, and tows like a PUP. We pull it with our 2010 Nissan Pathfinder with no problems at all. It weighs around 2100 lb. dry, and it can be pulled easily with any vehicle that has a 4000 lb.+ towing capacity. Aliners are lighter than the other brands, due to their construction materials (also less impervious to water), which is why we chose this brand, despite paying a bit more for it. The Aliner Ranger 15 and the Aliner Expedition have a taller ceiling than other models of any brand, so they would be good for a tall person. They are also 3 feet longer than other models of any brand. We have the Cool Cat and LOVE it! It has an 11.5k a/c (I think), with vents and a digital thermostat, just like at home. You can also order a propane furnace so you can use it without electricity, but since we never boondock, we skipped that option. The heat pump provides plenty of a/c or heat, depending on the setting you put it on. Since we do most of our camping in GA and FL, this is important. We sold our Aliner Classic (12 foot box; 15 feet total) that had the 5k window a/c - it just didn't cut it in southern heat. To gather additional information, I suggest that you join the Facebook group: A Frame Campers: Aliner, Chalet, Rockwood/Flagstaff, Starcraft.... It's a great group with helpful people (some salty ones, too - lol).
xteacher 04/27/16 06:23am Folding Trailers
RE: Picked up our new White Hawk 29REKS today!

Congrats and enjoy!
xteacher 04/26/16 06:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ecuador & the wees?

Dr. Doug, thank you for the update. Prayers for the people affected in Ecuador.
xteacher 04/26/16 06:06pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Day 1 We own an RV!!!!!

Congrats on your new camper! I hope you make many fun memories in it!!
xteacher 04/24/16 05:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Electronic dog fence

As mentioned, many high energy dogs will run right through an electric fence, because they figure out quickly that the zap is temporary. However, they won't come back in the yard because they don't want to get zapped again. Other dogs become very paranoid about them and will refuse to go outside or anywhere near the fence, especially if they've been previously zapped. The greatest danger is not being able to control who or what comes into your yard, possibly rendering your pet defenseless.
xteacher 04/24/16 05:29am RV Pet Stop
RE: Recommended Tow Vehicle for a 2011 26bh Cherokee Grey Wolf

Please give the length, and the dry and gross weights of the trailer.
xteacher 04/19/16 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Jay Flight 195RB

I have a small TT (Starcraft AR-ONE 14RB) with small tanks (15 gal. gray/9 gal. black), no slide, and a 7 foot width. We take navy showers and are careful in our use of water in general. We carry a 15 gallon overflow tank and a fork for it so that I can put it on my hitch and tow it to the dump station - usually daily if we take showers in the camper - every other day if we use the campground showers. We use the campground restrooms during the day to avoid filling up the black tank too fast. It's not a big deal for us, but if I had kids along...no way! If this isn't tolerable to the OP, then he should look at other TTs with larger tanks. Our Starcraft, being smaller than the Jayco 195RB, only has a 5k a/c - barely adequate, but tolerable in our southern climate, as long as we keep the shades closed. The Jayco has an 8k a/c, which would be okay, IMO, for the square footage of the 195RB. A 13.5k would be better of course. At least it has a walk around queen bed, which we don't have in our TT.
xteacher 04/16/16 03:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slobber britches

Another vote for using a spray bottle and giving the dog a squirt the second he starts the offending behavior, and be VERY consistent. If you have a dog that ends up enjoying the sprayed water (yes, some think it's a game...), add just a bit of vinegar to the water - not a lot. It will provide an annoying sting, but won't harm the dog.
xteacher 04/13/16 07:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: Jayco Jayflight SLX

Not sure about model yet but we have a local dealer here in Fort Worth that gets good reviews from customers. The trucks trailer weight max is 8200. I'll check out the max weight on the yellow sticker. We're not going to do anything too big it's just me, the wife and one kiddo (11 yrs). We'd be bringing our dachshund too. Thanks guys we're very excited! Looking at the 17-19 foot Jaycos with bunks. That sized trailer should easily be handled by your truck, along with a good WDH (weight distribution hitch) with sway control. Be careful buying a small trailer, unless you plan to spend most of your time outside. Jayco TTs are usually well-liked. You may want to go to an RV show to see what's available before buying anything.
xteacher 04/12/16 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about down sizing

My husband and I have had almost every type of towable there is over the years. We now have an Aliner Ranger 15 with cassette potty, and a Cool Cat heat pump for a/c and heat (has a thermostat, just like at home) - we love it. It's a pop up, but it doesn't have canvas (not a fan; been there, done that, lasted only 3 trips). The walls our our Aliner set up in one minute. This is a good option if you spend a lot of time outside. It can sleep three, if you use the four person dinette as a bed. We get 16-18 mpg, towing with my 2010 Nissan Pathfinder. If you don't want to use the dinette, your son is almost old enough to enjoy a tent outside. We also have a very small TT, but we will probably sell it within the next year or two.
xteacher 04/12/16 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Millie has passed...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Millie was a beautiful girl, and obviously well-loved.
xteacher 04/12/16 06:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Max, RIP

I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand not wanting another dog for now. Maybe your feelings will change once the pain of loss subsides.
xteacher 04/09/16 06:59pm RV Pet Stop
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