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RE: Cleaning the side

What make Class B do you have. I don't know of any that have fiberglass sides. My question also.
garmp1 05/26/16 03:16pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Charcoal questions

FYI, in St. Louis Lowes & Home Depot has charcoal on sale for Memorial Day 2-18.6 lbs for $9.98.
garmp1 05/25/16 07:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Memorial Weekend

AmericalVette: Thank you!
garmp1 05/24/16 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement mattress

We just ordered a latex topper from SleepOnLatex.com. Gonna see how this works. Can't be worse.
garmp1 05/23/16 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lights on?

doxiemom, I couldn't agree more. If they want to leave their outside lights on all night, then sit outside all night. I wouldn't object. If they sit inside, turn those lights on. I drive miles to enjoy the serenity of the woods and the stars at night.
garmp1 05/23/16 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charcoal questions

I would have to say a definite yes, or rather a MUST, on the Kingsford charcoal. Being a B camper I know the value of space, that's why I would recommend something likethis. Granted it is expensive and I didn't pay that. You can find this type on the web for all sorts of prices. I had a friend in the HVAC business cut 4 pieces of sheet metal to my specs with air hole in the bottom, bought a 4' piano hinge. Cut it to 12" lengths and pop-riveted it together. Cut an old BBQ grate to fit inside, with stops. Then made a folding handle. A lot of work but fun. Just to see if I could do it. Turned out great. My other suggestion would bethis grill. We bought the complete package with the propane adapter and love. We like to dutch oven cook so it is great. A really nice grill and with the propane attachment and 12"cast iron skillet is an excellent (fish) fryer.
garmp1 05/22/16 03:22pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Memorial Weekend

Avoiding the masses and staying at home with our new RecTec Pellet smoker, a couple of 1-1/2" thick pork chops brined in curing salt, molasses, brown sugar & herbs with a Yeti full of adult beverages while plotting our route to hit the hard cruel road in a couple of weeks. Gotta love it!
garmp1 05/22/16 03:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time for a new Laptop

I know many would disagree and have their reasons. I am a retired graphic artist and as they say a "mac head". DW wife has had three PC's. Vista, Windows 7 & 8 and never anything but trouble. Granted, I'm a machead and don't know a thing about fixing a PC. Bit the bullet and bought her a Mac Book Pro. Very pricey, but my life has become much easier. For what it's worth.
garmp1 05/21/16 02:24pm Technology Corner
Refrigerator

Thinking of upgrading our basic "B" to a B+ or even a C. Never having one before, a fridge that is, I was wondering what type is the best unit to get. I think most units are AC/DC. OK I get that. There is also a propane/AC/DC unit available. What is the advantage of either and how do you regulate their usage? If I'm driving down the road and the fridge is running on propane or DC, or whatever?, how or when does it switch to shore power when I arrive at a campsite? Is that the most economical/efficient way to operate? So much to learn.
garmp1 05/19/16 02:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Walmart etiquette?

Hmmm? Let's see, Walmart etiquette! Isn't that and oxymoron?
garmp1 05/18/16 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dry camping and power supply

With all this charging and using (discharing) of the batteries, what is the average life and replacement cost of such a battery. I realize that is a difficult question to answer, but say you use your system 16 weeks out of a year. Run down to 50% and recharge each time daily. Have your unit in storage the remainder of the year. Can I expect the battery(ies) to last more than one season? Sorry if this is a silly question, but I know nothing about batteries, generators, not solar panels. thanks
garmp1 05/16/16 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Quick overnight stops in route

darsben, You're a brave soul! Apparently your DW doesn't read your post. :)
garmp1 05/15/16 02:33pm Beginning RVing
Solar panels

Solar Panels? Are they really worth it? We don't boondock much mainly cause we've become electric dependent. But thinking of upgrading our unit and getting one with a generator/solar panels. State/Corp parks (our main stays) have become so popular, that reservations are almost needed. That's not our our style, we like to wing it. Don't like to make reservations for several reasons. A. We're retired, schedules ain't us no more! B. Plans and destinations change as does the weather. C. We like to explore and try new campgrounds. Don't want pick a site from a brochure or website. Research to your hearts content, it's never as advertised. So our thoughts were to leave the maddening crowd, state & corp parks, and head to the toolies, but, ahha, need power!
garmp1 05/14/16 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quick overnight stops in route

DW refuses to "wing it" and stop at a Wally World, Flying J, or anywhere else besides a campground. And if momma ain't happy....... X2
garmp1 05/14/16 02:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Making ovecab bed more comfortable on Winnebago navion?

We also are looking to enhance our bed. Please post your finds, as we haven't found anything that fits the bill yet and need help.
garmp1 05/14/16 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Goose Pt COE CG, Bassett,VA

Thinking about trying Goose Point this June. Don't have reservations, cause we might make it or we might not. Our plan is to spend some time at/near Fairy Stone SP looking for fairy stones. Goose Point appears to be a much more appealing campground for us, B campers. Our goal is to find fairy stones and find a nice place to eat. By this point into our trip, we'll need a break. Any suggestions on how/where to do either and/or both?
garmp1 05/13/16 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vicksburg and Natchez, MS. What to visit?

Don't miss Mammy's Cupboard, south of Natchez. Very small, but excellent home cooking food at decent prices. It was a must stop for us.
garmp1 05/12/16 03:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Decatur Illinois Camping

Give this site a try. Doesn't show all the private campgrounds, but is pretty complete: USCampgrounds
garmp1 05/12/16 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WiFi Hot Spot

Take the verizon. At Hocking Hills you will get a decent signal, At Mohican..not so much since the park is kind of in a bowl surrounded by forest. You can get txt and make a call but internet is not going to work there, if at all. Thanks a bunch, that's the kind of info I was looking for, site specific. Thanks all for you input.
garmp1 05/11/16 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: campgrounds

OK. Where's Hickory Hollow?
garmp1 05/10/16 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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