RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'resmas' found 141 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 8  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Happy Birthday puppies

... it looked to me as if he was not tolerating the milk replacer (tummy upset)... I have no idea if this applies to puppy milk replacer, but I know LOTS and LOTS of people are having trouble with the current formulations of "large animal" milk replacer. The kind you buy in a 25lb or bigger bag to feed calves, kids, lambs, foals, etc. Apparently some manufacturers have decided to forgo using powdered dairy milk and are substituting soy instead. The soy is wreaking havoc on the digestive systems of the newborns. Might be something to look for on your puppy milk ingredient list, and discuss with your vet. I am praying it all works out and Graham is able to be a spoiled rotten house dog!
resmas 04/11/14 06:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pet Licensing?

Not sure we're our license fees go. They charge us $7 per pet plus an extra $20 for a pet fanciers license since I have 4 cats & 2 dogs. I would think with full timing no license needed, just rabies certificate, since home is we're you park it. Ouch! Those do seem like pretty high fees! I have lived in several states/towns that required pet licenses. Most fees were $2-4 per neutered/spayed animal, but intact animals were higher to license (~$10). I would think compliance to the licensing would be better if the fees were kept reasonable. But I also agree with the tactic of charging those with "too many" animals a higher fee, though I do not feel that 4 cats + 2 dogs is "too many"... Over 10 animals total (cats + dogs) is probably too many for the average owner, though. With many municipalities performing licensing with a good-ole' carbon-copy paper pads and corresponding metal tags distributed at multiple vet clinics in the municipality, you DO have to wonder if it is an efficient system. Does a city employee *really* spend hours and hours transcribing that info into a searchable database? Especially since those pads might sit around the vet clinic for months, or even the entire year.... I know ours did. The city did not want them back until the end of the year. What is the point of the license then? On the flip side, how successful would the program be if the municipality forced the fee and tag into the cost of every Rabies vaccine sold at clinics within their city limits? Would it cause a clinic to loose customers? Especially if they could just drive a few miles over to the next city/town/county and get the vaccine cheaper, without having to pay the fee??? And what about those clients that don't live in the city limits, would you then have to make sure they get charged a different fee? I would assume a license tag CAN be included into vet clinic software and then linked/uploaded via internet to the city's system (it was never done at any clinic I have worked at, but I seem to remember the software having the ability to do so). The State of Oklahoma has had something similar for years, which tracks sales of controlled substances via client driver's license number and DOB. AFAIK, it still has to be manually uploaded to their DEA each night at the close of business, but it is quick and works. Their system even recognizes incorrect info, and flags the clients account so that the clinic can attempt to collect correct info, vs. the state spending time/$ to track down the person.
resmas 03/21/14 08:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Houston RV Park

That's where we wanted to stay during my MIL's surgery at TMC, but they didn't have any spots available. We ended up at Lakeview for 3 weeks instead, which was nice, but All Star seemed pretty spectacular online, and were very friendly when we spoke to them on the phone, too.
resmas 12/23/13 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Actual driving speeds

...I am in unfamiliar territory. I wish to go some place in the region. I am not on an interstate. At what general speed will other traffic I encounter be traveling?... The speed I drive will also partly depend on the terrain and roads I am driving on in "unfamiliar territory". If the road is steep up and down, blind curves, etc. and I have NEVER driven on it, you can bet I will not be going fast - maybe 45 mph, even if the speed limit higher. If I have been on it enough to memorize where I need to slow down due to sharp curves, then I'll be driving the speed limit. If it is a flat wide open you-can-see-for-miles type road like those often found in the Midwest/west, then I just might exceed the speed limit by a few MPH's. If I am in a residential area, no matter the terrain or how often I have driven the road, then I ALWAYS do the speed limit. Even if that means dropping from 60 mph to 20 mph for a mile or two. This often severely PO's the people behind me, but I'd much rather drive slow and be prepared for traffic turning out of side streets/driveways. If it is a busy multi-lane road, I try to go with the flow of traffic within reason. I do not like being the speed bump going the speed limit when everyone else is doing 15-25 mph higher.
resmas 12/01/13 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Actual driving speeds

Speed limits between my house and the DC Beltway vary from 35 mph to 55 mph. People drive about 80 mph. I generally drive 70, and feel like my life is in danger not because I am speeding, but because the flow of traffic is blasting past me like I am standing still. Even on our narrow twisty 2-lane blind curve every 400' roads, people drive way too fast and pass dangerously. If I can pull over and let them pass, I do, but there are stretches for 5-10 miles where there is zero shoulder, trees up to the road that get their branches sheared off by traffic. No way to pull over there. I've had people pass me and the 4 cars ahead of me, without having a clue what is coming around the curve, over the hill, etc. I have learned what the posted speed limits are on our local roads. I don't need the GPS for them. But in unfamiliar territory, I generally drive the speed the GPS says, unless the flow of traffic forces me faster. I know the GPS is not 100% accurate, so I am always alert for speed limit signs. On any interstate, once I am away from a metro area and the traffic thins out, I usually drive between 70-75ish.
resmas 12/01/13 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: problem of mail

I haven't written a check for a utility bill in about 10 years. Anything and everything that I have to pay monthly is set up to automatically deduct out of my checking account. I don't have to do a thing. Wouldn't have it any other way! The only thing I write checks for anymore are the kid's school lunches (because if I pay them online, I get charged a 6% "convenience fee"!!!!) and my horses' farrier. A box of checks lasts me close to 2 years!
resmas 11/29/13 06:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Need a Toad?

We have a Smart car that we haul in our Voltage toyhauler. We have driven it on well maintained level gravel roads without a problem (Amish roads). But, I am not sure I would tackle any of the severely washboarded potholed gravel roads in AK with one. Or even some of the frost heaved sections of road. The Smart simply does not have the clearance to handle that type of beating at highway speeds. You'd have to drive slower than you could walk if the gravel road conditions deteriorate after a rain, as they often do... Even the paved roads could be treacherous - the heavily traveled sections around Anchorage in particular have SEVERE tire ruts - they measured them at 6" deep when we lived up there. Being that the Smart has a narrower wheel base than those ruts - you'd be in for one heck of a fun ride! Absolutely LOVE our Smart for commuting and getting anywhere here in DC cheaply. Not sure we'd drive it much in AK, though.
resmas 11/26/13 07:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just Curious

Sure are a lot of RV's for sale in the YT, dontcha think???? And 5 days to get from somewhere in YT to Louisiana??? In the winter??? Those Nigerian guys need to study up on their geography. Scams, all of them.
resmas 11/26/13 11:42am Beginning RVing
RE: pharmaceuticals

There has to be a way to get it done. My MIL is on 2 controlled drugs, and has been for 15 years. She sees a Dr. once a year, so I know she is not getting a hand-written 'script every month. She doesn't even go to the pharmacy to pick the meds up, she is home-bound - family members pick up her meds, or they get delivered by pharmacy employees or USPS. I would talk to your Dr.'s office and to a chain pharmacy. They should both be aware of the regulations. I am sure you are not the only one with the issue of needing controlled drugs on the road, you just need to ask the people that know for the answer.
resmas 11/25/13 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Height

Our raptor is 13'4'' but it is also 41'9'' long I would go deeper than the 40 you have. From a seller stand point if a rv buyer is looking at the house he wants he stuff to fit. I have looked at a few house with sheds and most are 12 tall. I would likely spend more raising the roof 4 ' than tearing it down and building new. I have never heard anyone say the have to much space or to much horsepwer. JMHO I agree. Building as big as you can afford has multiple benefits... potential buyers if you sell the property will be able to fit whatever they own, and YOU will be able to fit whatever you buy in. I would LOVE to be able to purchase a property with building on it that I can actually use as-is!
resmas 11/23/13 05:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Height

I would talk to a local realtor or appraiser about "adding value" to your property. In some areas, a shop/outbuilding has to have concrete flooring, heat/air/electric AND plumbing in order to "add value" to your property. We ran into this issue while living in Oklahoma. We were planning on spending ~$40K putting up a large building (40x60x16 w/5 tall garage doors, people door, and a 16' deep lean-to along the 60' side: DIRT FLOOR AND ELECTRIC ONLY) to store 3 trailers in, that also had horse stalls in it. Thankfully, we talked to an appraiser first, who, during our appraisal, told us we would only get $15K in "added value" if we were to build the shed. Definitely not a good financial decision considering we would be selling the home within 3 years. The building will most likely increase the "sellability" of your home. Not sure that is even a word - but basically, the building will make your home more attractive to potential buyers. But don't bank on the "added value" until you speak with an appraiser.
resmas 11/16/13 12:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: Nighttime Trailer Setup...

Our 43' TH and our horse trailer both have load lights on the back that are on a separate switch. You do have to get out and manually turn them on/off, but they easily light up a path to back up. The first time we brought the new TH home was after dark. We had to back it about 200' into our driveway, off of our private road. Trees, fences, and ditches on both sides of the 8' wide road, and two 90* turns to back thru to get in the drive. Wouldn't have been able to do it without the load lights.
resmas 11/16/13 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Height

Make the door 14' high. Our TH is 13'6" and I would definitely want that extra 6" of clearance when backing in.
resmas 11/16/13 06:32am Toy Haulers
RE: The Old Drain Hose Under the Tow Vehicle Trick

resmas: And, what if we all dumped our grey tank contents on the ground? For years? Granted, no Super Fund site but every little bit of dumping like litter hurts. It's the cumulative effect. Considering the small number of pop-ups on the road compared to all other RV's, I doubt it would have any effect at all. Pop-up sinks ARE NOT the same size as any other RV. They are tiny - I'm gonna guess they hold a little over a gallon if empty and filled to the brim - the amount of water dumped is tiny. We ARE NOT talking about dumping a 40 gallon holding tank - we are talking about a few gallons of soapy water. If you are going to jump down the throat of a pop-up dumping their gray water, than you darn well better not EVER wash your car in your driveway/yard... There is 100x more soapy water on the ground as a result of someone washing a vehicle....
resmas 11/12/13 05:11am General RVing Issues
RE: The Old Drain Hose Under the Tow Vehicle Trick

It is possible that these campers simply did not or do not know that you can purchase totes to drain the gray water into to transport to a dump station. I wouldn't have been quick to jump on them, but I would have approached them in a friendly manner to suggest they change their practices. You're kidding, right? Ummm, no? Actually, I could really gives a rats patootie if they want to drain their gray water onto the ground . Right, because you aren't camped right next to them. No, I wasn't camped next to them. But, unlike MANY of the posters replying - I HAVE CAMPED IN A POP UP AND DUMPED MY GRAY WATER ON THE GROUND. It is NOT going to kill anyone. And actually - I have camped next to a European RV that also did not have holding tanks. Black or gray, and it had a toilet. Everything came out on the ground as we sat at our picnic table 10' away. THAT is worthy of discussing with the camper, but gray water... Gimme a break.
resmas 11/12/13 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: gas islands

mileshuff -- maybe a good thing you couldn't figure it out. From reading, it seems that the diesel in the truck lanes is a high volume/ fast fill. Private passenger truck may not be able to handle that, not sure. I pulled into a place that had diesel only. Not only was it high volume, they also had larger nozzles that don't fit in pick-ups or Class C motorhomes. Everyone of the nozzles were this way. It depends on your truck... We've had several Dodge diesels since '99 and have always filled in the truck lanes. Same with my GMC. But a friend who had a Ford diesel could not fit the larger nozzle into his tank. That was back in the late '90's so Ford may have changed their design now.... As for the card readers - just go in and pay.
resmas 11/11/13 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Old Drain Hose Under the Tow Vehicle Trick

It is possible that these campers simply did not or do not know that you can purchase totes to drain the gray water into to transport to a dump station. I wouldn't have been quick to jump on them, but I would have approached them in a friendly manner to suggest they change their practices. You're kidding, right? Ummm, no? Actually, I could really gives a rats patootie if they want to drain their gray water onto the ground - I'd bet it was less than 5 gallons of soapy water (have any of you even seen the teeny-tiny sinks in a pop-up?), and would make way less mess than a rainstorm. But, given the choice of a.) they get "reported" to the office, b.)they get lectured by an angry irate camper, or c.)I approach them and gently suggest they might want to keep a tote handy so they don't get attacked by some freaked-out overly-environmentally-protective know-it-all, then I would chose C. I grew up camping all over the lower 48 in a pop-up. No gray tank. Never, ever, ever used a dump station. Camped in private and state/national parks. Seems campers of 30 years ago may have had more common sense when it comes to the "disasterous effects" of a little dishwater on the ground.
resmas 11/11/13 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Old Drain Hose Under the Tow Vehicle Trick

X2 on the flies. Gray water also has an odor to it and the rest of the campground does not need to smell the odor because of one persons laziness. Gray water that has been in a holding tank can stink almost as bad as the black tank contents. But gray water coming out of a pop-up is likely fresh from the sink, and wouldn't smell any more than a sink full of water does when you wash dishes or wash your hands. And it shouldn't smell on the ground any more than what results after a person washes a vehicle... It is possible that these campers simply did not or do not know that you can purchase totes to drain the gray water into to transport to a dump station. I wouldn't have been quick to jump on them, but I would have approached them in a friendly manner to suggest they change their practices.
resmas 11/11/13 05:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frustrated. Went TH browsing today...

To the OP - one thing you will need to factor into your TH choice is where you are going to store clothes for everybody. With 3 teenagers, you are going to need a pretty large area to store clothing, and have it easily accessible to them....In most TH's - the master bedroom closet and dresser is the only "clothing" storage area. We have 3 kids also, and have to use the plastic stacking drawer/bins that you can find at Walmart, Target, Lowe's, etc. Takes up A LOT of room in the garage while we are "parked" and they get stashed where ever there is room in transit - on the couch, on the master bed, etc. TH's sleep ten, but only seem to have space to store clothes for 2....
resmas 11/11/13 07:20am Toy Haulers
RE: Keeping cats cool in a Pick-up Cab

Autostart. I love having the key fob autostart feature - it means I can leave the truck running while I run inside to use the restroom or grab a bite to eat. There are no keys in the ignition, which I would hope would make the truck less tempting to steal. Can't get locked out, either. My Duramax came from the factory with autostart on it, so I am assuming it is okay to use, and isn't going to void a warranty or something silly. It can't "excessively idle" as the autostart times out in 10 or 15 minutes. Of course, that also means you need to be back to the truck BEFORE it times out if you leave pets in it....
resmas 11/03/13 07:14am RV Pet Stop
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 8  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS