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RE: Making up bed

Pull the mattress away from the wall at each top and bottom and than you can get the fitted sheet on each rear corner. Tuck the blankets in and push back into place before you work on the other side.
Opie431 05/24/15 05:28am Beginning RVing
RE: George Foreman Grill

I looked at a Goodwill store and found a narrow suitcase that was just the right size. If you decide to go this route, measure George first. I was lucky that it was just the right size. It takes very little room. No brand name on our case so I cannot help you with that.
Opie431 05/23/15 04:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Help choosing trailer

Buying used be sure the refrigerator, the air conditioning and the furnace work. Turning the refrigerator on for a few hours does not tell you much except that the freezer works. The refrigerator takes a long time to cool down. Most of the time we use our bunks for much needed storage. If you plan on using it for long trips that is wonderful.
Opie431 05/23/15 07:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Stuff sliding around on shelves

I put tacks in to hold the liner in place. In front of each door before we travel I stick a piece of swimming pool noodle at the front. Works well to hold things in the refrigerator also-without the tacks of course. I read the idea here and have been very pleased with how well it works. Much better than the tension rods made to do the same thing.
Opie431 05/21/15 04:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: New to Travel trailers- like learning a new language

Who does the most cooking, cleaning, making beds, child care, etc? They need the most say if other things are equal.
Opie431 05/20/15 05:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Lassie

Our cats were raised as a dogs and behaved pretty much as tho they were dogs. Would even come when called and knew what "no" meant. Our son was a diabetic and his cat would awaken him at night if his blood sugar was low. Made living along as an adult possible for him. I think if he fell down a well, the cat would jump down with him instead of getting help.
Opie431 05/12/15 05:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Spelt questions

Sorry, spelt is wheat flour. Just a different kind of wheat. I do a lot of experimental baking but have not tried it because it is a kind of wheat and I have been gluten free for over 35 years. And if you do a search for it you should find spelt recipes.
Opie431 05/12/15 05:09am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Will 20 mos. old be to young for Yellowstone?

Not a bit too young, way too young.
Opie431 05/11/15 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: When do they open?

We usually go to Fort Custer the end of April and can get them on the phone but have to try more than once. We can count on the showers being open by mid-May and sometimes earlier. Keep trying. Years ago the UP parks were fully open later the the LP parks.
Opie431 05/07/15 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Didja ever...

My mistake was with a green bathroom also. Anyone looking in the mirror looked like they had an upset stomach.
Opie431 05/02/15 03:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: STORAGE

We started with very expensive towels, they took up too much room. We changed to cheaper towels. We can have a few extra now but they are still nice and thick. Use, hang up and use over a few times. Have two very cheap towels that can be washed out by hand and dried in an emergency. Does not work well for good towels. Plan on washing clothes, towels and sheets every two weeks if you have enough room for that many towels and clothes.
Opie431 05/01/15 05:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling with cats

Put collars at your cats at home and do not let them go outside unless they are on a leash. Our indoor-outdoor cat learned to love to go camping, go for walks on a leash and be tied up to sit with us by the fire. Whenever we came into the TT after being gone without him, we opened the door very carefully and were ready to grab him. We never had to be after ten years we never stopped being ready to grab him when we opened the door. One of his favorite times was just before we went to bed and we took him for a walk around the park. He would go to the door and say clearly that it was time to go for a walk. As we approached the door he would go sit on his leash so we would remember to put it on him.
Opie431 04/29/15 04:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: getting keys made

Our extras were made at a local hardware store.
Opie431 04/27/15 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Litter Boxes in RVs

We put Opie the cat's box in a shallow box that was larger than the litter box. As Opie had his own bunk it did not take up too much room on the floor. The box came from the supermarket where it had arrived holding bags of fruit.
Opie431 04/26/15 03:53pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

We have pictures from 50 years ago in the southern UP. It is snowing in August. Luckily I had thrown in winter jackets for our children. Not much snow but enough to show up in the picture. We have also been there in September with weather nice enough to wear shorts. Go prepared.
Opie431 04/24/15 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How long can you realistically dry camp?

If we really work hard at conserving water and the battery we can go five days. But it means washing well and not taking showers,using the fire to cook over, filling jugs with water when we are near to free water. Not washing dishes inside the TT. Bringing extra batteries for the radio. Extra blankets for the bed if it is cold. Probably a few other things that I would think of if we were camping.
Opie431 04/24/15 10:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Kids sports

We stopped camping when our children were the age to take part in summer sports. Between baseball, softball and 10,000 K races there was not much time to fit in camping. We returned when they were grown. Now we take grandchildren when they have a few days off during the summer or fall.
Opie431 04/22/15 11:15am RV Lifestyle
RE: Eggs left in refrigrator

Put some of the Kitty Litter for multiple cats in, shut and door and let sit for a few days. Otherwise never let the door closed if the refrigerator is not running. You will probably have to try several of these ideas before somthing works. Good luck.
Opie431 04/22/15 05:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Laundry

We converted to almost all colored clothes. Never had a problem with liquid detergent spilling but will now that I have mentioned it. We take enough clothes so we can go for two weeks without washing. Anything with wrinkles in we hang outside to blow wrinkles out or put on hangers in the shower. We prefer to use laundromats and get everything done at once. Their large dryers usually mean the clothes come out wrinkle free.
Opie431 04/16/15 11:05am RV Lifestyle
RE: New travel trailer for my daughter..

In theory our old Keystone Outback sleeps ten but it does not live ten. Are some of her children old enough to sleep in a tent while the younger ones sleep inside?
Opie431 04/15/15 05:51am Travel Trailers
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