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RE: Airstream>>

.......snip........ Airstream is THE travel trailer status symbol.........snip......... :@ Trying to wrap my head around the phrase "trailer status symbol"-?
Francesca Knowles 10/20/14 03:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Evaporated milk

My mother-in Law has made that Eagle-based stuff for years- you don't need to pierce the can. That method must have evolved due to folks' failure to keep the boiling water level high enough to cover the can. Which will of course lead to disaster. Any unopened can's contents can be heated/cooked in boiling water so long as the water level isn't permitted to fall below the top of the can. Here's a link to the "traditional" process, which in my opinion is likely to yield a more consistent result than any method involving pre-piercing/opening the can.
Francesca Knowles 10/20/14 12:30pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Waldo Fl. speed trap update

Don't blame Gerald, it was Tricky Dick who enacted the national 55 mph speed limit. And oil companies that got it repealed.
Francesca Knowles 10/20/14 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Living in an RV in New York City during winter

bedstuyloveaffair(the screen name speaks volumes to me, LOL) Me, too- so much so that I Googled it. Turns out it's (also?) the name of a sort of art gallery/ project or something operating in that area. I can't make heads or tails of the website, so unsure exactly WHAT it's all about: Link Any chance there's a connection there, O.P.?
Francesca Knowles 10/20/14 08:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Evaporated milk

How do you use evaporated milk? The name explains itself- it's somewhat concentrated, excess water having been evaporated out. Straight out of the can, it's pretty strong- dilute to your own comfort level. Nothing you can do to it will make it taste like "fresh" milk, but it's an adequate substitute for those with limited refrigeration. Do note that such products as "Eagle Condensed Milk" are a whole different animal, they often having been not only further concentrated but heavily sweetened.
Francesca Knowles 10/19/14 10:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

I have noticed, while wandering around campgrounds, that most people who RV in Class A motorhomes very rarely spend any time outside. Bruce I have noticed that there are sometimes strange guys (some of them perhaps named "Bruce"?) wandering around campgrounds taking note of other people's comings and goings. We differ in our approach to dealing with such observations...I usually just notify campground security.
Francesca Knowles 10/19/14 10:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Living in an RV in New York City during winter

Appalachian Scotch-Irish. :B:B:B Me, too...Only they called my family "ridgerunners" until we moved out here! ;)
Francesca Knowles 10/19/14 09:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Living in an RV in New York City during winter

Furgeddabootit! Translation of the above (Scottish?) to New Yorkese: "fahgeddabouddit"! ;)
Francesca Knowles 10/19/14 07:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Chains?

My worry with the AutoSock is how long they will last before they need to be replaced. This is the same reason I put shoes on my feet before going outside in socks... Most add-on traction devices (including chains) don't spend that much time actually in service- and when they are, it's at low speeds. I hope! These look like they're pretty well made- likely to last well in ordinary service. But that name..."Autosocks"??? They'd sound more substantial if they called them "Autogaloshes" or something.
Francesca Knowles 10/19/14 11:38am Towing
RE: Airstream>>

Is she right? Yes.
Francesca Knowles 10/18/14 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Our camper is haunted!

Same ghost that hides my keys, no doubt.
Francesca Knowles 10/18/14 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gaudy colored and striped RV's

BTW - How much chrome (or gaudy paint) on a Model T ?? ~:B Let's let Henry Ford himself answer that one by way of quoting his remark about the Model T, published in his autobiography "My Life and Work": "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black." Source
Francesca Knowles 10/18/14 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Michelin tire sidewall issue

Zipper failure complaints seem to peter out around 2006. I've looked at a lot of threads too, and one thing that's stayed unclear to me is whether that whole thing involved ALL 22.5 XRV's, or only those in a specific load range. There's a real lack of data reported, but OEM underspecing which of course resulted in overloading may well have been a main factor in the failures rather than some defect in the tire itself. This was such a problem at/around the time your rig was built that Toyo actually put out a do-not-install-on alert regarding some makes of RV. Dunno if Michelin followed suit or not...If I were you I'd at the very least verify that yours are of the right load range for your rig's actual weight. Per service life: There are a couple of PDF's available at the Michelin site, one of which directly addresses service life. Briefly, it says that after five years tires should be inspected by a specialist annually (my understanding of this is demounted so interior can be looked at) and that after ten years from date of manufacture they should be replaced regardless of condition/miles run. The other doc there is warranty, which expires after five years so I guess it's not relevant here. Link to page
Francesca Knowles 10/18/14 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Halloween dinner item

I am making the "meat head" for the "appetizer" tray to go along with the meat feet and spider eggs and eyeballs. Oh what fun we shall have Halloween night! Me too! We're doin' the whole nine yards this year...dark house when the Grandkids get here, jumpin on them from the bushes, blindfolds followed by the old stick-yer-hand-in the bag to feel "eyeballs and guts" (grapes and spaghetti)- the works! And now we have a menu to match in case they have any appetite left. :B
Francesca Knowles 10/18/14 11:22am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Taking a Awning off a Motorhome

It seems to be twisted in the sliding arms and we can barely get it open anyways. I know this is a bit off topic, but in case you're considering removal in part because it's hard to open: Not exactly sure what you mean by "twisted in the sliding arms", but if the arms/fabric look cockeyed, it may be that the fabric has shifted in the channel it slides into. Everything has to be square to work properly- when deployed, arms should be at right angles to the body of the rig. If the fabric shifts a few inches, it throws the whole thing off. The fabric is supposed to have retaining screws to keep it from moving, but they can fall out and even be forgotten at time of install. If this appears to be the case with yours, you can adjust it by opening the awning all the way without extending the braces, then relieve tension on the fabric by propping the roller on a ladder or something. Then tug at the fabric at whichever end of the rail it needs to go until everything's square again.
Francesca Knowles 10/18/14 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: Michelin tire sidewall issue

Sorry I wasn't clear- I was referring to the XRV tires. Have them on the new to us 2007 Sun Cruiser. Only 17,000 original miles and look in good shape, but definitely have concerns from reading other threads on the Michelin XRV tires. Just wondering how concerned I should be and if and when Michelin solved the problem.-- Mick What year are the tires themselves? (per DOT code on sidewalls)
Francesca Knowles 10/17/14 10:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane for Motorhome Engine

No idea how comprehensive this is, but it could be a start: Propane Fueling Station Locator
Francesca Knowles 10/17/14 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Halloween dinner item

Another great idea- my Grandkids love deviled eggs and those Spider Eggs will go real well with the Body Part meat loaf. Thanks!
Francesca Knowles 10/17/14 03:36pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Another beginner question

Actually i think it is the travel latch. I'm pretty sure it's a Carefree awning, and if so, their travel latch looks like the one below. But I'd add that not all Carefrees have such a latch... http://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/gallery/product_1467/010535color.jpg width=300
Francesca Knowles 10/17/14 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wood stoves

On the serious side, my sister burnt down her trailer (mobile home) when a log in the fireplace rolled out into the living room while she was stoking the fire. Same thing can happen no matter what kind of structure a stove's installed in. This subject has come up before, and it's always interesting to read the various responses. Maybe because heating with wood is so common where I live, I see nothing unusual/undoable about this kind of installation. Lots of trailers around here have such stoves. And though I myself live in a stick-built house, our main heat source is a wood stove; this due to the availability/steady supply of free fuel on our forty timbered acres.
Francesca Knowles 10/17/14 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
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