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RE: Things to see on the way to Yellowstone

My daughter and her family are on their way home from an amazing trip to Yellowstone and out to the Oregon coast. She sent great pictures from Voyagers Nat'l Park, Fort Abercrombie, N.D., Custer State Park, Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, and Wind Cave before getting to Yellowstone. Enjoy your trip! You are creating amazing memories for you and your family.
Reader1 06/27/16 06:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Welding Precautions

I don't know ANYTHING about the area you are welding but a couple years ago DH had to weld the bumper on the 5th wheel. He put a sheet of metal (I think) against the camper, and I hosed the camper while he welded. I told him not to set himself on fire because I did not want to make the decision whether to protect the camper of him... joking.
Reader1 06/27/16 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HOME EARLY

Sorry your weekend was ruined. When we read your accounting we cannot tell what his demeanor was, whether you felt threatened by him, or if you thought your family would not be safe in that situation. If you did not have cell coverage I am certain that weighed into your decision. You made a choice that you thought was best for you and your family based on the information you had that we do not. You might consider calling and expressing your concerns about the host not being there or concerns about no way to contact law enforcement should you need it. We always camp during holidays at state parks in Ohio and have never had a problem.
Reader1 06/02/16 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: travel with dog in trailer?

No
Reader1 06/02/16 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
I80 from NE Ohio through Chicago to Mt. Rushmore

Has anyone taken this route? If so what has your experience been going through the Chicago area? Also are there interesting stops along the route that we should stop and see? Thanks in advance for your help.
Reader1 05/30/16 07:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Backing up your rig.

It varies. It seems when my husband wants to put it right in he seems to use his mirrors. When he wants to be creative it seems like he looks backwards. That's when all the neighbors bring out their lawn chairs to watch the show. My only job is to let him know if he is going to hit something and tell him GOAL. We have fun with it.
Reader1 09/29/15 07:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: not snowbirding

Enjoy the new baby! It is amazing how we change our plans for our grandchildren. I am retired and husband is not. When he retires in a couple years we will not be snowbirds. We love the winters and snow...I know we are oddities but I can't wait for the first snow.
Reader1 09/28/15 06:29am Snowbirds
RE: Favorite soup recipes

Does anyone have a favorite potato corn chowder or soup without cheese that they can share?
Reader1 09/19/15 12:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How often do you cook in the RV

It depends on weather and where we are. DH always cooks breakfast in the RV. If the weather is good, we normally grill and eat salads that I made at home. I love taking soups in the crock pot for fall camping. Rainy days we cook inside a lot. If we are at the ocean, DH likes to buy local seafood and cook on the outside burner of the RV. If we are in Maine, we eat out so he can have lobster. In Michigan we eat out once so he can have Pasties. It varies a lot but we do use the stove and oven inside.
Reader1 09/19/15 12:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Favorite soup recipes

A couple years ago we had a posting asking for favorite soup recipes. We have many new members so asking again. As fall approaches one of my favorite foods for camping is soup. Can you please post your favorite soup recipe - meat or meatless.
Reader1 09/14/15 05:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What happened?

bgum so sorry to hear that. I agree that recipes are not as common. It may help to start a topic. I will try it.
Reader1 09/14/15 05:30pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How to avoid Mice thru Winter Storage

We check all openings and caulking areas, clean and take everything out of the fifth wheel, including barbeque grill. But we live in the country... We cover the camper but DH puts mouse traps in the basement areas. He then "checks his trap lines" throughout the winter. We have caught a few, and none have gotten any further than that area.
Reader1 09/13/15 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lighting the oven

My wife just gets her husband to do it!:W Yes, my husband lights the oven. He says it is easier if he lights the burners first, turns them off and then lights the oven. I don't know if there is any reason for this... cause I did not listen too well.
Reader1 09/11/15 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Dealing with Loss

The loss of a pet is so hard, our pets are our families and the pain can be tremendous. When we lost our ACD mix Maggie I thought we would never be the same, especially my son. He was dating his now wife who promised if they got married and had a daughter she would be named Maggie. I now have a beautiful granddaughter named Maggie... so be careful what names you use. Our Emily is almost 12, is slowing down and we know one day we will no longer have her. She is the smartest, best dog possible and we talk now about what a wonderful life we have given her and she has given us, kind of trying to prepare. I do know that if I make it to Heaven I want to talk to God about wishing our pets lived as long as humans. It is on my list of things to talk about.
Reader1 09/07/15 02:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Where to RV in Ohio?

Ohio has some wonderful state parks across the state parks with lots of hiking and biking. You can also camp and head to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cedar Point, King's Island, Amish Country, lots of other ideas depending on what you like. Also... throughout the summer you will hear "Come to Michigan" advertisements on radio and TV daily. They have an amazing travel advertising plan, but it is also all true, Michigan is beautiful.
Reader1 09/03/15 01:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mt. McKinley is once again Denali

It does not matter whether it was a Democratic or Republican decision to return the name to the original Athabaskan name of Denali. It was the right thing to do. President McKinley never visited Alaska. It was originally called McKinley by a gold prospector during the time of McKinley's run for President. The Ohio Delegation was successful in changing it to honor McKinley. No disrespect to President McKinley but it is time to return the name to honor the Athabaskan people. And... yes I am an Ohioan.
Reader1 08/31/15 10:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Advice on storing in a backyard.

We have a full gravel pad. As usual... wife is right (joking). The full gravel pad also helps when going in and out of the camper not tracking in mud etc.
Reader1 08/27/15 06:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Allowing my SO to take our unit for the weekend ?

As my husband says when he wants the "No" to be stronger... "this is not a no, this is a hell no!". I drive a lot and use to pull our TT, but have not pulled the 5th wheel, no reason I just have not. I do know that unhooking a 5th wheel must be done by following a very specific routine. I never interrupt him when he is unhooking. Just too much can go wrong and can result in damage or injury. If it is really important to your wife to experience this weekend, tell the friends that you have to go on Friday or it just is not worth the trip and perhaps another weekend would be best.
Reader1 08/26/15 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No drought in Washington eh....

My thoughts and prayers are with fire fighters, families, all those who live and were possibly camping in the affected areas. I am sickened that we would rather listen to politicians, radio talking heads than research and read what the majority of scientists are saying. Climate change (NOT global warming) is not a democratic/republican argument - it is a scientific study.
Reader1 08/20/15 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great Grandaughter Camping

We love to take the 4 grants (ages 11, 7, 7, 3) camping with us and they love it also! Helping children form positive memories is one of the best things we can do for children.
Reader1 08/20/15 01:21pm Family Camping
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