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RE: What is a Tinker?

another... Johnny Appleseed's real name was John Chapman. In ancient England, a "chapman" was a peddler, traveling from town to town, selling pots and pans. Fast forward to the Disney cartoons with Johnny Appleseed's character shown wearing;) an upturned sauce pan as his hat. . . ;)
wilcamp 06/29/15 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Backing up made easy

In watching the Ford demonstration video, the truck-mounted rear-view camera allows for a view along the sides of the boat trailer and launch ramp. I can't imagine being able to see what's going on with a full-sized TT. I have an after-market camera on my TV. It's a great help when hitching up, but of no use when backing the camper. The only things visible are the hitch, power-jack, and propane tanks. I have sometimes wondered about a camera system mounted on the back of my camper. Might be worth it?
wilcamp 05/25/15 02:54pm Towing
RE: I call it Camper Eve

Surely my 2nd favorite holiday... Be careful what you post....Hallmark will have a card for it next year....:B:B:B....Dennis Now if we can just get it declared as a Federal Holiday, complete with Monday(s) off...:@
wilcamp 04/20/15 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Holding tanks in cold weather

I pour some RV antifreeze in each of the sink/shower drains, to fill the P-traps and run some into the gray-water tank(s). Another gallon goes down the toilet. I don't worry about the cost of RV antifreeze vs. blue windshield washer fluid, this is an affordable insurance policy against the cost of potential damage from freezing/thawing. This is part of the assumed cost of RV ownership and the protection of our investment in this form of recreation.
wilcamp 10/05/14 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Trip report

"My eyes aren't what they used to be. I'm rigging up a RC drone with Go Pro 'cause I need a closer look" "I did that when we stayed at a place with a nudist camp just down the road. I nose dived that plane into the lake after seeing 250 lb. 65 year old men playing volleyball and croquet." Now that's an ugly image that will forever be burned into our retinas :S:S:S
wilcamp 09/17/14 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: *NO* Labor Day Horror stories!

Relived "youthful" memories while camping with my brother and SIL, my 83-yr. old dad, and DW. Returned to the same CG where we all camped 15-16 years ago while attending a family reunion on Labor Day. CG sponsored a bingo tournament, a "duck race", and a DJ dance with door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Being "semi-retired", my DW and I could plan our travel times, with Dad as our guest, to avoid the nasty traffic problems Friday evening and Monday. CG was full, but we were in a relatively quiet area, neighbors and kids were very friendly. Considering Dad's age, and the fact that he's the only surviving parent/grandparent in any of our families, this weekend was all about spending some of this precious time we have remaining with him. Three nights of campfires, smores, dominoes, and visiting relatives ... he couldn't stop reliving how great the memories had always been, and what a great weekend this was. Here's a toast to holiday weekend memories, past, present, and hopefully, future!!!
wilcamp 09/07/14 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Labor Day and what are your plans?

Family reunion in Elderton,PA, two adjacent sites at Wheel-In CG. My 83-year old dad, Brother & SIL, DW & me in our two TT's... We used to do this every year when our kids were still in grade school, campfires, Rubber Ducky races, and catching crawdads in the creek. Now three of the four are married, with their own lives, college classes, and work schedules, unable to attend. Don't know how many more years we'll be able to enjoy having our dad with us, he's the last surviving parent in any of our families. Because of that, we plan to take advantage of each of these precious moments, don't really care how crowded the CG is.
wilcamp 08/28/14 11:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Using a Front Mounted Hitch to Park Trailor?

The biggest issue with a front hitch for a TT as compared to a boat is you will not be able to see around it and you won't have any mirrors to help. My concern, exactly...I've never considered trying it, but how can you possibly see where you're going while pushing from the front hitch set-up? Seems to me the 11+ foot wall of the camper would be all you could see through the windshield. I've heard of and seen loaded hay-wagons being placed in a barn while pushed from the front of a tractor. This one has me wondering...:h
wilcamp 08/27/14 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Our First "Camping Neighbor From He!!" Story

A woman in daisy duke shorts and fish net stockings and 5 inch heels... And you left???:@ :BHe left out the part about her being 200 pounds, :p Eeeeeeewwww... that's nasty. You are a dream killer. Didn't we see her posing at the check-out in a recent WalMart Photo blog?
wilcamp 08/17/14 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Skunk died on our campsite...

The Dawn liquid dishwashing soap breaks down the oily substance of the spray. The "safe" reaction of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda chemically neutralize the odor. I've read that this "recipe" was developed by a chemist. Stars101, a previous poster/responder said it had been tested and proven effective by a group of college students. We can vouch for the positive results when used after our Alaskan huskey was sprayed a few years ago. Some also recommend a final rinse of heavily diluted vinegar, but as our son said, she then smelled like an Easter egg coloring party.
wilcamp 08/05/14 09:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Another negative recommendation of an RV Park

We also have been to Whispering Pines. First visit with my parents in their TT, my DW, 2 sons, and I in our PuP, and brother, SIL, and two nephews visiting (Grandpa paid the fees). Another visit was an overnighter to break up our trip home from Chincoteague...didn't even unhook...no pets, no visitors, no issues. Thought this would be our go-to CG to visit brother's family, and as a mid-point for trips to Chincoteage/Assoteague. The next year, we called for reservations before leaving home, and were GRILLED about the breeds of the two dogs we were bringing with us. Our dogs are mixed breeds, and in our humble opinion calm and pleasant. They wanted to know what the breed mix was. We were told that if the larger dog, what we consider a huskey-mix, looked at all like a German Shepherd we would not be permitted to stay, due to their "dangerous breed" exclusion policy. My response was that if our vet couldn't tell for sure, how could one of their high school/college student employees at check-in have the supreme knowledge, or right, to label her as a "dangerous" dog, based only on visual inspection? Why should we risk the reservation deposit, only to possibly turned away at the gate, leaving us with no overnight accommodations? This happened about 4-5 years ago, Whispering Pines have been on our boycot list since, and was given an unfavorable report on rvparkreviews.com. When I informed them that we would never again consider giving them our business, I got a similar "Oh well" response. My brother later explained to me that the management was rumored to be catering to the seasonal campers, and knew they had something of a monopoly in being one of the few CGs located so close the I-70 interstate exits and the Baltimore area. Evidently they really don't care about individual boycots from those who are offended by their policies.
wilcamp 07/30/14 12:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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