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RE: Camping with a soft top jeep in bear country

We tent camped for years in bear county. We always have very good bear spray, never had to use it. And good bear spray is expensive. In fact we lived in bear country when I was a child and we children often played in the same woods that my uncle went bear hunting in.
Opie431 08/24/16 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Where's everyone camping for the total eclipse of the Sun?

Our back yard, especially now that the big trees have been cut down. Might walk over to the ponds behind the house.
Opie431 08/24/16 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: To drain or not to drain? Another ice chest question.

I make ice in gallon jugs and it does not matter that they begin to defrost. Nothing is using the ice chest as a swimming pool. I read but have not ran a test that things stay cooler than if the water is drained.
Opie431 08/24/16 06:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Full Timing without your partner

It does not matter what we think. Everyone's marriage is different. Decide on your own.
Opie431 08/23/16 10:59am Full-time RVing
RE: Why the extra bathroom door?

We were looking at new trailers and saw many with the second door. We decided we did not need a new trailer after all.There must be lots of people who want them. Not us.
Opie431 08/22/16 05:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Shopping for First RV: Travel Trailer choices - HELP!

Make a list of all of the things that you cannot do without. There has to be room for those things. My husband and I can get by with a small TV but I have to have books. How many people have to come with you? Do you need a King bed? Do not think that making up the table into a bed is a good idea but people do it. Is there room for summer and winter clothes or will you only need summer clothes. Some people have to have a washer and dryer. Do you? Go on and on there are lots of things you must plan for ahead of time.
Opie431 08/22/16 05:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor Shower

Neighbors used what looked like a one person ice fishing shanty. Looked like a narrow, tall, one person tent. Saw someone else standing in a small child's wading pool. They had a swimming suit on.
Opie431 08/19/16 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: In general, when do schools start classes?

We camped in Yellowstone twice. Once in mid-September, once in late September, early October. School had started both times but still lots of people. Not anywhere as bad as earlier according to people we talked to. When we went most places we went early in the day. We were driven out a day early by an approaching fire.
Opie431 08/17/16 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: On Call for Work While Camping

Thirty some years ago my mother was on call while camping. In those days she had a beeper and had to go down to the park headquarters to call in and see what was going on. Sometimes she had to make an 18 mile ride into work, somtimes she could deal with it. It worked because it had to.
Opie431 08/16/16 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: inspection

If it is plugged in and the furnace, air conditioning, stove and refrigerator work you can pay for an inspection yourself. If not walk away. Be aware that it takes a long time for the refrigerator to get cold and his being willing to plug it in for an hour would not be enough. Refrigerators cost a lot to replace.
Opie431 08/16/16 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on cross country trip

We have been places in the US that the only way you can get fresh meat is if you order it thru the one restaurant in town. Be prepared if you are going to areas that do not have many people. I turned up my nose at canned chicken. In an emergency it does make a decent meal and some canned vegetables are not bad.
Opie431 08/15/16 05:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: Questions about traveling with grandkids

Parents of our grandchildren give them money before they arrive and we are not to go over the parent imposed limits.
Opie431 08/15/16 05:41am RV Lifestyle
RE: Is there anyone that just will not go to private campgrounds

Different strokes for different folks.
Opie431 08/15/16 05:31am Beginning RVing
RE: What do you keep in your RV?

Food that will not spoil. Clothes, altho winter clothes like winter jackets are brought in during the summer. We have four bunks and the bedding for them stays in the house and is taken out if we are having guests. Medicine and the first aid kit come in but are packed and ready to be taken out. Happy you asked because I have to take out a broom. My husband broke ours when we were camping a month ago. I have a list on the inside of the pantry door that should have everything on it that has to be replaced. Should, not always does.
Opie431 08/14/16 05:41am Beginning RVing
RE: House-sized boulder blocks highway in Zion National Park

By Friday night it had been broken up and moved out of the way to open the road up.It's gonna take more than just removing the rock(s) to safely re-open the road, the road needs major repair, as well as ensuring the rest of the hillside is stable. Since we spend the winter near Zion we get the local Email version of the paper. It said late Friday that it was fixed and was ready to reopen. It did not explain what they meant by ready to use.
Opie431 08/13/16 03:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: House-sized boulder blocks highway in Zion National Park

By Friday night it had been broken up and moved out of the way to open the road up.
Opie431 08/13/16 10:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rock slide at Zion

Two people were killed near Zion when a rock fell on their house a year and a half ago, probably forty feet from the road out of Zion. We go to Zion four or five times every winter. I grip the door handle as we go, as tho that would help. I hate the road from Hurricane to Zion. Fear and trembling much of the way.
Opie431 08/13/16 10:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Total knee replacement issues.

My husband wishes he had not put it off so long. He can climb ladders, run, and climb, hike and do all of the things he could not do.
Opie431 08/13/16 06:13am Beginning RVing
RE: We're having a non-summer this summer

Hot and miserable here in southern Michigan.
Opie431 08/11/16 03:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Did you ever wonder.....

Reading my mother's Tarzan book I was amazed that he could teach himself to to read from his parent's bible. I thought in those days it must be the King James version and did not understand how you could learn to read by looking and studying it. Is that why I became a Reading teacher? She also had the one that came after the first Tarzan but do not remember much of it.
Opie431 08/07/16 11:03am Around the Campfire
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