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RE: Is it time for less Marcus

Small business owner weighing in ..... Publicly recognizing your people for a job well done is an excellent marketing tool and an awesome motivator. But Marcus is right - at the end of the day the buck stops with him. I would enjoy learning/reading about employee accomplishments. It implies longevity and passion. One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how many employees (not necessarily at CW) aren't fans of their chosen industry. I encourage and help my employees to buy and use as much home theater gear as possible and they are passionately opinionated. I've been in RV dealerships where none of the salesmen were RVers themselves. I watch and enjoy The Profit, although it does seem like businesses are chosen for the amount of drama they bring to the table. It would be refreshing to see just one business that was completely cooperative. However, I have over 10 episodes back logged on the DVR, so maybe there's one in there somewhere. As to the original question - maybe less Marcus isn't necessary, but add in more personal, local interest.
Quartermoon 11/23/14 10:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling boards, what do you carry.

Ditto on the yellow lego-type things. Much lighter and they fit nicely into a little space in the belly box. Plus, in between camping trips it's less likely that someone will come along and say "ah, there a piece of scrap wood I can use." Some of these state parks in Texas require 2-3 high on one side.
Quartermoon 08/26/14 05:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do your pets ride?

In the truck, on the floorboard behind the front seat. The fifth-wheel would be pretty cramped with all the slides in - the only place she could be would be the bathroom or half of the bedroom. And it would be hot. I don't think she would be very happy back there. Plus, we stop often and stretch our legs.
Quartermoon 08/26/14 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Oak Thicket Park, an LCRA park near Fayetteville, TX. It's a small park, only 20 RV sites. Some of them are a bit tight, and not all that level. There is water and both 30 amp and 50 amp, no sewer (dump station in park). Very rustic. A hiking trail and apparently some good fishing. Big patch of bluebonnets right next to our site was a big bonus. This is site #1 http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/lyndapolk/Camp500.jpg The Fayetteville power plant uses the lake for cooling. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/lyndapolk/Lake500.jpg Lovely bluebonnets in the park this time of year! http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/lyndapolk/Bluebonnets500.jpg
Quartermoon 04/28/14 05:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driving Tunes

"I've Been Everywhere" by Johnny Cash. I can't truthfully sing this yet but maybe someday. Isn't that the truth!
Quartermoon 03/07/14 11:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Having had bumper pull also for more than 15 years or so then switching to the "big" rig... It is different - not harder, just different. Find a big parking lot and practice. When turning the rig follows differently so watch those right hand turns. Backing up is where the big difference to me has been. Turns in reverse are slower to react, but once the rig starts to react to the turn it then turns faster. Smaller turns to the back end require larger turns on the TV. Not sure I am describing it properly but if you have the back end pointing left backing in from the right and you want to change the direction of the back end to be pointing right, you need to get the direction of the TV to get past straight alignment with the rig, i.e. pointing to the left. The adjustment has taken a little while but again not hard, just different. Also watch the height, at 13'3" we are very high and need to always keep that in mind. X2
Quartermoon 03/06/14 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What experiences led you to be able to do RVing?

Horses. I learned right away that if I was going to be a real horsewoman, I had to learn to tow and back a trailer. Hubby's always been good at towing. Not sure where he learned, but he did have a race car for many years. As for camping, we've always loved it. We went camping for our honeymoon (we were on a very small budget).
Quartermoon 03/03/14 12:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Your Rig

Took the new rig for a shake-down at the Lake Conroe KOA. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/lyndapolk/Open%20Range%20trailer%20pictures/ORL_full.jpg On Sunday, after packing up, we both spent and hour and a half in their big parking lot practicing "how to back up a fifth wheel trailer". After years of bumper pulls of all types - from horse trailers to travel trailers - it took us a while to get the hang of it. It's way different! Our storage area involves backing it through a 12-ft gate off a residential street.
Quartermoon 03/03/14 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a Geo-cache not a Geo-cache?

Love searching for caches and love to hike. I hope you hide one near us in Houston. We will be camping at Lake Conroe this weekend.
Quartermoon 02/25/14 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Pooper Scoopers... what do you use?

When we go hiking, or out-and-about, our dog packs her own bags - both empty and full. We do assist with picking up (since she doesn't have opposable thumbs) using the bag-over-hand method. http://www.rei.com/product/832677/rei-ultra-dog-pack
Quartermoon 02/23/14 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Ok, time for a little humor for the dog thread!!

Our little pug drags our cat around on the floor like a mop. I don't know why the cat likes it, but she does. The dog thinks the cat is it's play toy and when I tell him to go get his toy, he comes back dragging the cat. Hilarious!
Quartermoon 02/22/14 04:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Picked up the new trailer - so excited!

If have not yet checked the Open Range Forum Click Here. Signed up last week! Lots of good info, including the checklist I used during walk-thru. Great looking rig! Is that a gooseneck? No, standard fifth-wheel hitch. We are right down the road from you in sunny Alvin, Texas ( :-) )so maybe we will see you around camping sometime! Our Reflection is supposed to be in next week so we are pretty excited about that as well. I noticed that! We have something else in common, as I own 2 horses, now retired on a Montgomery County farm. One is a Tennessee Walker, one is a Paint. Those boys are the original reason I bought a truck and learned to tow a trailer. We already have 4 camping weekends booked before Memorial Day, with another 2 or 3 in the planning stage. Life is good!
Quartermoon 02/21/14 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
Picked up the new trailer - so excited!

This afternoon we said goodbye to our little Keystone travel trailer - which has served us well and given us many good memories - and said hello to our brand new 2014 Open Range Light 318RL. I can hardly wait for it's maiden voyage. :B:B http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/lyndapolk/OpenRangeLight318RL640.jpg
Quartermoon 02/20/14 05:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: One Butt Kitchens

We don't have a floor plan like that, but that's what I called the "dead end kitchen". I automatically ruled out any unit with that feature when we were shopping. I did see it in action one weekend when a friend brought one like that camping. We were in and out of the unit and kitchen a lot as we were having a cookout, setting up a meal outside for about 20 people. It convinced me not to get one unless I wanted to be the only person in there, handing things out from the fridge and cabinets.
Quartermoon 02/17/14 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Buyer, This is not fun

Check with the Attorney General's office in your State of legal residence. Many states have a lemon law that might offer assistance. . This would be my advice too. In fact, at the recent RV show in Houston, the Dept of Motor Vehicles had a booth and they were talking to people about the Texas Lemon Law. I would think you could get some relief.
Quartermoon 02/13/14 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a 5th wheel brand that meets these needs:

We like the trailer that you have and have a couple of questions if you don't mind. 1.) The W/D combo in the bathroom is not vented. How long does it take to dry a load of laundry without a vented dryer? 2.) The setup for the TV in the bedroom looks like it would be at a difficult angle for both people to watch while lying in bed. We aren't installing a W/D combo, so I can't answer question #1. The bedroom TV setup is definitely a bit awkward. The trailer is new (actually picking it up next week) to us, so we haven't installed TVs yet. However, the first thing DH said was that the TV would go on the wall at the foot of the bed. Since he's a fixer/tinkerer ("nothing is perfect until it's modified"), and since audio/video is our business, I'm sure he will find a way to run wires over there and mount the bracket.
Quartermoon 02/13/14 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a 5th wheel brand that meets these needs:

We just took a look at a new fifth wheel that our neighbor bought that is 1/2 ton towable with a 90% turn radius ( 5.5 ft bed truck). It is part of a new Open Range line called Light. It was surprising nice. Actually had some of the features we really like in our 36 foot Carriage Cameo, such as kitchen island for counter space and storage, dual recliners facing entertainment center and nice bath layout . They range from 25 ft to 32 ft in length. The only downside for you it does not appear to offer a washer/dryer option. As some of the others have stated we have had a washer/dryer combo in a previous fifth wheel and you could not give me one for free. Really felt it was a total waste of money and a pain; however, it appears that you have your heart set on this and it may really limit your options. Thank you, this Open Range Light just might be a winner as it does offer W/D prep in the bathroom on at least 2 models. Open Range Light is what we went with. Towable with our current truck, but still roomy enough for extended travel. We watched a video at the RV show about it, and it seems well made and customer service oriented. Has an all-season or 4-season package too. Washer/dryer prep in our 318.
Quartermoon 02/12/14 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

These are pics of Highlands Hammock State Park Florida taken the week of February 3 2014. I've been to Sebring many times on business, but never made it over to look at the park. Thanks for the photos.
Quartermoon 02/11/14 11:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: thoughts on these 3 or 4 brands??

Congratulations! We also were at the Houston RV show yesterday (too bad I didn't see this thread earlier), and are now the owners of the Open Range Light 318RLS. We saw it at the boat show last month and fell in love. They didn't have it at the RV show but we knew it was the one.
Quartermoon 02/08/14 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stuck on I20 EB 14 hours, still sitting.

The issue may not be the weather itself, but the logistics. Houston managed to achieve a similar gridlock just before Hurricane Rita actually turned and went a different direction. Weather itself was never the problem. 2 million people on the road was the problem. At least when the next hurricane came through, they staggered the evacuation by zone. Not sure it worked, but at least they tried. We seemed to learn our lesson, however. During the icy weather here this past week, most school districts closed (which gets a lot of people off the road right there), and many major businesses closed. So sorry you had to go through all that Halmfamily. I know it must have been miserable.
Quartermoon 01/30/14 06:24am General RVing Issues
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