Coupla years ago I sprang for two 1500 watt ceramic heaters. Cost me $15 for the pair. One of them lives in the TT, for those 30°F nights when I do have electric hookup, the other in my computer room in the sticks 'n' bricks, which sometimes gets a bit chilly. Both work great.
I know of one. It's in West Virginia, about 25 miles south of Cumberland. Beautiful indoor pool and two hot tubs right beside it.
Avalon is an American Association for Nude Recreation club that is clothing optional, except in the hot tubs and pool.
open year 'round last I knew.
And only two hours away from Frederick.
It is not an either/or, you ARE allowed to use both an electric space heater and a heated mattress-pad.
In the sticks 'n' bricks we have one on our bed and love it. It is a regular high-voltage one, but for the RV we're looking for a low voltage one. Sadly, nobody makes a 12 volt one anymore, at least not that I can find. But there are 18 volt ones.
When the hose let go, the detail you didn't see was the temperature gauge (maybe has only an idiot light?) going through the roof.
I agree with the others, most probably blown head gasket, if you are lucky. That happens often when an engine overheats. If not so lucky, warped/cracked head. In any case, there is no cure save for fixing what needs fixed. Sorry to hear of your troubles, may the repairs prove less expensive than you hoped.
Prices here range from $2.65 to $3.30 a gallon for filling a 20-40 lb tank. There's one place here that offers a discount to $2.15 if you buy at least 18 gallons (which requires a 100# tank or multiple smaller ones).
Hey, Bags, I can identify with the confusion over Toronto. My wife was raised in Jerusalem, which everybody knows is just a couple miles from Malaga . . . Ohio, in both cases.
Returning to the original topic, I can't argue with your choices for the best teams in the Big Ten this year. MSU exposed OSU's major flaw, not that U of M hadn't already done so the week before.
I do hope that next year the entire conference is better/stronger. And if it is true that Braxton Miller will be back next year, that will be great. It is going to be a different team next year, as Carlos Hyde will be gone, and he's going to be hard to replace.
What we have for the last year of the BCS is nothing less than the usual lone undefeated going against one of the plethora of one-loss teams for the national championship. And who's to say that all of the one-loss squads ought to have a crack at it? Auburn squeaked by #1 Alabama on the strength of a last-second freak play, and their lone loss was certainly no less humbling than MSU's loss, while MSU beat #2 OSU pretty soundly, IMHO. Could MSU beat either FSU or Auburn? We'll never know. But the Rose Bowl should be a good game, as should the Orange Bowl.
Sorry to hear of the fracture, but glad it turned out not-so-bad. Hope she heals up fast and without complications.
As for "I picked the right woman, or was it she picked me?" I can only say it is a wise man who accepts that she picked you, and that you got lucky, and that indeed, she's the right one. A wiser man makes sure she knows you know.
Thanks for the trip report and for the photos. Good job.
Shouldn't have to run the generator all night; as others have said heat is from propane, while fan and controls are all 12 volt. It'll use whatever propane is needed to keep you warm, and it'll probably hit the battery hard to run the fan, so I suspect you'll have to recharge the battery the next day.
AC, on the other hand, is strictly 120 volts because it uses so much power, the typical RV house battery would power it for less than an hour.
Cherry Hill is on the north side of DC. Pohick Bay is on the south side. Since I'd rather have a root canal than drag my TT through/around DC traffic, I use Pohick Bay. As mentioned, it's not far from the DC metro train stop in Springfield, and since the DC metro trains go everywhere in DC you could possibly want to go as a tourist, and parking anywhere in DC is hell, you'll want to use the metro.
And I strongly urge you to pick the CG on your side of DC and forget about the others. Even the I-95/495 beltway AROUND DC is packed pretty much 24/7.
You clearly need a vaccination against Dope Disease. The checklist idea is a good one, just don't be surprised if, while making up the first couple versions, you find you forgot something. I'm just sayin' ....
I was there a couple years ago in mid-september, and as we were driving in, there was a hail storm that left a couple inches of accumulation on the ground. It melted off in a few hours. But a couple days later as we were hiking on the Bright Angel Trail, a thunderstorm dumped more hail on us. Again, left a half-inch or so on the ground that took an hour or so to melt off.
So read the web page, and bear in mind that weather in the fall is highly variable.
There is a book I'll recommend to you: Jamie Jensen, "Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways." It details 11 different east-west or north-south coast to coast or border to border trips. #8 of these traverses Cape Cod to the Columbia Gorge, passing through Niagara Falls, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and points in between.
So, short answer to your question is YES.
For what it is worth, we've done most of trip #7, US Rt 2 along the Canadian Border (sorta) and trip #11, old US Rt. 66 and trip #9 from the east coast through St. Louis, Denver, and Provo, UT. Much of the latter two are actually not 2 lane anymore.
Looks like the Buckeyes finally got something going. 17-10 at halftime. MSU has a lead, but clearly the second half depends entirely on which teams show up after intermission. Will it be the ones that started the game, or the ones that ended the half?
If I'm going to the boonies, I think you are too close if I know you are there. Sight, sound, doesn't matter.
And I am certain that it is because many folks are afraid to be "too" alone. We once sold a house out at the edge of town, at the end of the street, almost to the cul-de-sac. Empty lot on either side of us, but a house across the street. Showed it to one family and mom turned to dad and said "I could never live in a house this isolated." I suggested a brownstone, but they said they wanted privacy.
The simple truth is that RVs are just not insulated to the same standards as sticks 'n' bricks are these days, so yeah, they can suck up a lot of propane in cold weather.
I'm in the sticks 'n' bricks even though it isn't all that cold here (projected to hit 30 tonight). I got a pair of down-filled booties for christmas a couple years ago that I just love to pieces for keeping the toes toasty. They work even on the cold floors of the TT. But thank god for the wood stove here in the house.