I understand that the battery disconnect switch located beside the door on my C is for the house battery. Does this affect anything if you are hooked up to shore power? Should we turn it off when we're not on battery power?
Ours have the day/night shades. At least one string is broken on each of the windows on either side of the bed (caused by my fanny rubbing against them as I made the bed), and they are permanently in night mode. The ones by the dinette and behind the sofa are in perfect working order because they don't get the abuse the ones in the bedroom had to endure. When the ones in the bedroom get to be an eyesore, I intend to replace them with something, but as of now, they don't look bad and they do block out the light.
Right before I got married, my fiancé and I decided to use our Sam's Club membership to buy groceries. While we were there, there was some discussion about whether or not we should buy this 5lb package of hamburger meat. Now, as anyone who has ever been to Sam's knows, they do not provide bags for your purchases. So, we just threw everything into the back of the car and drove back to our apartment. We unloaded everything and discovered that there was no hamburger meat in our stash. So, we concluded that we must've decided not to buy it. The Camaro sat in the parking lot, locked up, all weekend while I hung out at the pool. Monday morning, I got ready to go to work (accountant at a car dealership at the time) and opened the car door. The smell would knock you down! That hamburger had been purchased after all, and after spending 2 days in a locked car in August heat in Alabama, it was sickening! I rode to work that morning with my head hanging out the open window to avoid upchucking all over everything and sent the car straight to our detail shop. They cleaned and scrubbed and used the ozone machine, and it did help, but the odor never completely went away, and it came back every single time it rained. I finally traded the car, and a lot of the reason for that was the smell. Be careful buying anything smelly. Even if you can get some, or even most, of the odor out doesn't mean that high humidity won't bring it back to life.
Anyone else ever do a Dave and turn the crock pot on as you walked out the door never to realize it wasn't plugged in until you returned 8 hours later?
I didn't do a Dave, but I was close. I turned the crockpot on with everything in it. Went to work, and came home expecting a nice juicy dinner. Got home and realized I never put the lid on the crockpot. Had to wait until nearly midnight for my nice juicy dinner.
We're not FT, but we did spend a month at the lake not far from our S&B. It was our first extended trip. Our sinks are small, our freezer is small, and our dishwasher is ME. I found, in that limited time, that prep does make a huge difference. The diced onions and bell peppers are all cut up before any meat hits the pan, otherwise there's just not enough room to do both. After the first couple of days, we discovered the dinner napkin wiping trick and were very pleased with ourselves. It definitely makes a difference in how long it takes to wash those dishes. I bought a large dishpan for the RV so that we could do the majority of our dishwashing outside and bring inside for the rinse, but we haven't used it at all. The inside sink, even though it's tiny, has been large enough to get even my frying skillet sparkling clean. I just can't put it in there with my Corell dinner platters at the same time, which I don't do at home anyway. It's also MUCH easier to wash as you go. Wash your prep knife and cutting board when you put it in the pan, wash your plates as soon as you're done, wash your cooking pans as soon as you wash the plates. As for the freezer, we found that we usually had 2 days worth of unfrozen meats in the fridge and 2 days in the freezer. We found that it was pretty easy to stop in the grocery every few days and just grab a few things that we needed and we hit the produce stands that were along the roadside. Those won't be there this winter, so I guess we'll have to rely on the grocery for that, but it will be easy when we run in.
I've participated in quite a few of the big gatherings. Living in the South and growing up as a Southern Baptist, you learn early that all church socials involve some kind of food. You've had some really good ideas here. I don't think anyone has mentioned the Fritos bag nacho salad, or pizza picked up or delivered and a salad bar. Pizza is always a hit. Chili with cheese toast is always a good one too, especially in cooler weather. Let us know what you wind up doing. I'm interested.
With a TT or 5`er I could see it being an issue. but with a class A or C and a smaller dog I don`t see an issue. we travel a lot with our dog and he loves it. I`ve traveled as long as 8 hours with our Shepherd and he has no issues. when we stop for food or gas he goes for a walk. he loves being in and out of the trailer. now if we had a motorhome I don`t think I would choose a 100lb dog, but a smaller dog I would have no problem with.
Like you said you have to think long and hard and also do some homework.
I have a big dog too, dodge guy. I actually have two. One is a 93lb American Bulldog. (See pic in sig.) The other is a 43lb mix.(I gotta remember to put her in the sig.) Part terrier I think. We only have a 31ft Class C, but they go everywhere we have gone. Libby, the terrier, likes to sit in the passenger seat and soak up the heat while she watches out the window when we're parked. Bella, is ever happy napping on her pillow while we ride, or they sit on the floor behind us to look out the window.
It could be a chore to take them out, and sometimes it is, but if you really love dogs and bond with them and vise-versa, it's quality time. I think it really boils down to the question, are you a dog person or not? If you are, then you'll work it out where it is beneficial to you and your dog.
We have used our generator to run the A/C while enroute to our destination. The dash A/C just isn't enough when you have more than the driver and one passenger. Also, although we haven't encountered this situation yet, we plan to use it during power outages in our area. Tornadoes are a serious threat in our area, and we have gone days without power at our home due to bad weather.
I saw that my local Camping World has an RV spa package. I believe it included the wax job. I can't possibly do mine, and BF is not a likely candidate either, so I'm pretty sure I'll have to hire it out.
The way my friend tells it, she pours about 1/3 Cup of dish washing liquid into a large plastic cup and fills it with water. She splashed it up on the nest and within 3 seconds every single wasp on the nest was dead and the nest detached from the blow from the water.
Libby update: Libby has turned into a very good dog. She had proved that she can be a wonderful companion for Bella especially in the last week. Bella was recently hour by a neighbor in his Toyota when she escaped from our fenced yard. She's scraped from head to toe, she lost 3"of her tail, and she has a broken foot. Libby has been her friend, has behaved in such a gentle manner around her, and has been very patient when we have to go slow on the short trips to the yard.
We've been camping in the rv for the better part of the last 3 weeks. She's not really a fan of other dogs at the park, but she hasn't been to yappy after we told her to cool it. We didn't take the fancy new garbage can to the lake with us, but we've only had to shoo her out of the garbage a few times. I think she has enjoyed her first, as far as I know, camping trip. She has learned not to dart out the door and to wait for me climb down the stairs before leaving the rv and to wait until we help Bella in. She does neither patiently, but she does it. ..lol.
Built in mobile Internet that streams and operates everything wirelessly (TV, oven, all manner of gauges for both RV house and engine) controlled by smart phone and powered by solar.
I like that idea! That could be a possibility right now.
If the cash registers don't tell the kids how to make change, they look lost. Since they are texting with the abbreviations, some kids don't know how to spell either.
I had a secretary once who thought Australia was one of the 50 states. She got that from the Internet so it had to be true.
They can not choose a different route, unless the GPS says it's OK.
Boy that's closer to the truth than a lot of us want to admit. Just the other day DW bought something and AGAST paid for it with cash and on top of that added change with pennies so she would get back two quarters and guess what ... the sales person couldn't figure it out:E and had to give the DW the change back and then make change based on a whole dollar figure.:R SAD BUT TRUE:(
Larry, every single employee that we hire that is under 30 years old, and often times, not even then, is incapable of counting change. They expect the computer to tell them what change to give. Inevitably, there is going to be a customer that say, "Hey, I just found $.50 in my pocket." after you have entered the amount of cash received. That is why I insist that anyone who must deal with cash in our business learns how to count back change.
It disturbs me greatly that they don't teach the kids this in school or that their parents don't teach them out of a sense of responsibility. I have also met many young men and women that can't read an analog clock. They have never seen anything but digital. Am I that out of date? What will happen if they lost their phone!
We just pulled ours out and replaced with a chair and ottoman that DW liked and found comfortable - easy 30 minute job.
How did you get it through the door? We have talked about taking our sofa out when the time comes. I just can't see taking it out when it still has a whole lot of life left in it, but one day it will need to be replaced, and we can't figure out how they got it in to begin with. I doubt they built the RV around it, but it's taller and much wider than the door. That lovely chair of yours had to be pure hell to get in.
Yes, some survival techniques, once learned, are all but impossible to train out. As far as Libby knows, her next meal may be her last. It's probably going to be a matter of arranging her environment to avoid temptation.
You know, CA Poppy, I had never thought of it that way. Because she was put out of the car by people who obviously had no concern how the dog managed, she may have roamed the neighborhood every day looking for a meal in the trash. Thank you for your enlightenment.
This kid would have loved to go to the bathhouse I walked into a couple of years ago. It was early on a Friday afternoon, and apparently this family was getting ready to go out for the evening. There was an older, rotund, lady, somewhat like myself, and two younger girls I'm guessing around 17 years old. The bathhouse was a little busy at this time of day and there were 2 showers available, one regular shower and the handicapped shower on the very end. The 4 of us arrived at about the same time and they generously offered to let me have the regular sized shower and they all 3 stripped naked right in front of me and crammed into the handicapped shower together. As I walked out after finishing my shower, one of the younger girls was standing in front of the mirror wearing the equivalent of a hand towel and the other walked out, buck naked, from the shower using her towel to dry her hair. I didn't stick around for the one I assumed was the mother to get finished with her shower. None of the other women seemed to be too shocked by this behavior, so I just assumed this was normal bathroom behavior since it was my first time to ever use the bathhouse. I am a little more modest than that, so none of you ever have to worry about seeing my fat all hanging out in any bathhouse.
Update on Liberty. We don't even have to keep the toilet lid shut anymore. She has found her water bowl and uses it regularly! The trash can issue, however, has only gotten worse.
Friday, I had to run to the store for just a minute. The dogs were inside, and I didn't want to put them out, so I put the trash can in a kitchen chair and pushed it up against the table. I was gone, seriously, 15 minutes. When I got home, the chair was pushed over and had a broken slat on the chair back where it hit the floor, and the trash was scattered from one end of the house to the other. Apparently, her target was an empty Taco Bell platter that was in the very bottom of the can. It might have had a quarter teaspoon of cheese left on it. I found it laying on her pillow in the living room.
I am not proud, but I will admit that I was sooooo mad that she had knocked over my chair to get to the trash and broke it, that I threw the trash can at her. The only thing that did was bust the bottom of the can and forced me to go to the store again to buy a new trash can.
I bought this one Clicky. Maybe she will have a harder time getting into it. This is my last attempt at keeping her out of the trash. If this doesn't work, she will just have to stay outside all day while I'm working. I like to let them in to enjoy the A/C when it's so hot, but Liberty won't be able to do that. I'll still let Bella in, but Liberty will be a yard dog until I am in the house and have my undivided attention to give her.
I ordered a new comforter set for the bed last week. Took it over to the RV and put it on the bed. I think it looks really nice! It doesn't really match the valances in the bedroom, but they are not very noticeable because they are such a blah color they just kind of blend into the walls.
Gonna pack up the original bedspread, pillow shams, and throw pillows that came with the RV. That way, if we ever decide to sell it, the bedspread that matches the valances will still be in good condition. I don't know that I will ever want to get rid of this RV, but if I do, maybe a matching bedspread will look more appealing to a potential buyer.