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RE: USA Urban Stays Versus Canada

Our son and his wife tent camped near a large urban area with a high crime rate. Gave me a stomach ache thinking about it. They never had any problems with crime, Did not own a gun. They were in state parks.
Opie431 01/03/16 06:11am RV Lifestyle
RE: Cold Weather!

We got our electric blanket at Kuhl's. full size. I would guess that similar stores also have them. Not as cheap as Walmarts but we bought ours in the spring when they were half off. We also have a down comfortor that works as well.
Opie431 01/03/16 06:05am RV Lifestyle
RE: Spare door key for the RV

We have three sets, one in the trailer, one in my husband's pocket and one hidden in the truck. Had to lend out our six year old grand daughter to crawl in someones locked 5W;
Opie431 01/02/16 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best towing vehicles for best MPGs

Change to a tent, Sorry.
Opie431 01/01/16 03:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ludington VS Sleeping Bear / Platte River Campground

Platt River has sites that are large and private which is what we like. Most of the sites have electricity but one loop does not. Get your reservation in now as ever since someone came out with the information that they have the best NP sites they fill up fast,
Opie431 01/01/16 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Transporting a large cast iron griddle

I have my great grandmother's. We have a folding table that goes under the awning in front of the trailer. I made a heavy, plastic fitted cover for the table. Rubbermaid storage boxes fit under the table. One of them has, among many other things. the griddle. We are camping 80-100 nights most years. Nothing has ever been stolen from under the table. The griddle could also be wrapped in a heavy towel and put under the sofa. If we are traveling the boxes stay on one of the bunks.
Opie431 12/31/15 02:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fitted sofa bed cover?

I made something like a fitted bed sheet to go on our sofa. It is heavier, washable fabric that tucks into the center and stays firmly in place
Opie431 12/31/15 02:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Strange Weather

Our pussywillows were out two weeks ago. It is nowhere near time for them to be blooming, or whatever the word would be for pussywillows to be out. It looks like it will be possible for people to ski north of us, it has been too warm until now. And that will be on man made snow. not natural.
Opie431 12/29/15 03:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to stay warm

We have an electric blanket on the bed and electric throws to wrap up with before we go to bed. We also have a down blanket that can go on top of the electric blanket.
Opie431 12/29/15 06:00am Travel Trailers
RE: All these Years I missed out!

My husband always knew he would not like this or that so would never try things his mother had not made. Over the years he has tried new things and found that they are great.
Opie431 12/26/15 10:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Lets Talk - TT Vs Fifth Wheel

We need a cap of our truck too often to keep taking it off when we want to use the 5w. It just would not work to be putting it on and off on we want to go camping. Both of us are too old.
Opie431 12/23/15 05:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Easy Peppermint Patties

Wonderful. Grandson is coming tomorrow and I think we will make them.
Opie431 12/19/15 03:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Gas or Electric

We use an electric blanket at night and do not need much more in the way of heat if the temperature is in the 20s or 30s. And we sleep close together. The heat is turned up before we get out of bed in the morning.
Opie431 12/18/15 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Texas state inspection

No, not in all states. We buy one plate and it is good as long as we own the trailer.
Opie431 12/18/15 05:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Single RVing Mother (parent)

We often see mother's with children at campgrounds. We stop and ask if they want to drop by our campsite and pick up wood that we will be leaving.
Opie431 12/17/15 05:26am RV Lifestyle
RE: The Husband ~ The Mall ~ The Purse

My husband still remembers having to hold our three year old daughters doll while we were shopping. That would have worked well.
Opie431 12/14/15 10:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Declining interest in RVing?

Seventy-eight and husband has just begun to make our reservations for next year. Going thru the tent camping things to see if anything has to be replaced so we will be going in both the TT and the tent. Interest has not declined. Have you been to Europe for hotel and B and B vacations? We took time out for vacations in Europe that might be a nice change. You can get those where you get the whole deal planned out but we always planned our own.
Opie431 12/10/15 05:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 7 December 1941

I have always remembered that day. My father took me across the street to my grandparents house holding my hand and Mr. Mende came out to talk to him about what happened. Big boy cousins died in the war but youngest uncles came home.
Opie431 12/07/15 10:39am Around the Campfire
RE: broad brimmed Hats for men- suggestions

My hat is washable. I wash it by hand but it would probably be OK if washed in a machine. It did not say washable but I could tell that the fabric was washable. Husband also has a straw hat that can be rinsed.
Opie431 12/06/15 02:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Moles in the lawn!

We tied our cat Opie out in the back yard. That was the end of the moles.
Opie431 12/06/15 02:25pm Around the Campfire
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