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RE: Notify Moderator failure.

I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. I went to the front page of the website, that I access with my home computer, and I was able to notify someone through there.
CavemanCharlie 12/04/19 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

It's not that simple. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. Food is my biggest problem - sometimes forgetting something important. We hardly ever camp anywhere near a store and I don't want to spend my camping time shopping anyway. Way back when the kids were with us -- I will never forget the time I forgot the marshmallows for the fire... I do plan meals and make lists, but even with that, last time I forgot butter. I had all the makings for grilled cheese, but no butter. Surprisingly mayo worked - no change in taste. :C See, I'm just the opposite. Meals for me can be quite simple. A couple of hot dogs over the fire and a potato baked in the coals will suffice. If all else fails I can heat a can of something up on my campers stove. I have friends like you that are into large complicated meals but, that's not for me. To each their own but, maybe changing your diet/food habits to make them simpler will make getting ready for camping easier for you. I forget the butter a lot. I stuck on note in the camper so that I remember. That helps me a lot. I don't consider grilled cheese a large complicated meal. :B No I don't either. I don't have very good communication skills and that is not what I was trying to say.
CavemanCharlie 11/30/19 04:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

Leaving stuff in the RV is great but not in northwestern IL. Anything freezable would between Nov and Apr. I just leave the canned food, and other stuff that would get wrecked by freezing, in a tote in the cabinet under the sink of the camper. I carry the tote into the house during my fall winterizing.
CavemanCharlie 11/30/19 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: November camping Dos Picos county park

I can just see the kids giving you grief . lol Raccoons are a pest around here. I've learned to not leave anything at night that smells like food or they carry it off. I've heard that sometimes they will even carry away shiny objects.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 01:21pm Folding Trailers
RE: Howling wind

The wind always blows around here. That's why we have so many wind towers. I keep an eye on the forecast and adjust my travel times around the wind. If it is blowing hard at the park I don't worry about it but, I don't like to pull my TT on days when it's to windy. Keeping the awning in and the TV antenna down is normal for me because of the wind.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 01:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

It's not that simple. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. Food is my biggest problem - sometimes forgetting something important. We hardly ever camp anywhere near a store and I don't want to spend my camping time shopping anyway. Way back when the kids were with us -- I will never forget the time I forgot the marshmallows for the fire... I do plan meals and make lists, but even with that, last time I forgot butter. I had all the makings for grilled cheese, but no butter. Surprisingly mayo worked - no change in taste. :C See, I'm just the opposite. Meals for me can be quite simple. A couple of hot dogs over the fire and a potato baked in the coals will suffice. If all else fails I can heat a can of something up on my campers stove. I have friends like you that are into large complicated meals but, that's not for me. To each their own but, maybe changing your diet/food habits to make them simpler will make getting ready for camping easier for you. I forget the butter a lot. I stuck on note in the camper so that I remember. That helps me a lot.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best tankless water heaters (LP) 2.5gph or higher

Don't forget, as soon as you plumb in propane, 120 volt electric, potable water and or wastewater plumbing you may have problems finding camping spots unless the unit is certified to meet the appropriate standards, I.E. NFPA 1192 / ANSI 119.2. If you only ever boondock on private land it will likely never be an issue, but elsewhere it's a legal requirement. You may also have insurance issues without it. Seriously? I can’t recall that ever being an issue when registering at a park or getting insurance. Any chance you can provide some evidence of those statements? Dave If you open the drivers door of your car you’ll see a plate that certifies that it meets the requirements of the FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) as required by law. Has anyone ever asked you about it? No, I doubt anyone has, or ever will. It’s just taken for granted that your is compliant. Ditto your RV, because it’s required by law for all it’s just taken for granted that your is compliant also. So no, nobody is likely to ask about it. But since you asked, as for campground rules, not seeing them, or they being enforced by unknowing (or uncaring) employees, does not mean they do not exist. Below is just one example of the many I’ve seen, at a park I frequent myself. A friend who did a converted cargo trailer, finally sold it because he was being refused a site so often. Click here and see Rule # 24.4 in the middle of page 11. As for State laws, in Texas for example, under the Transportation Code it’s illegal to even tow a trailer on a public road if it has a built in propane system unless it meets NFPA 1192 standards and bears proof of same. In California the Health and Safety Code - HSC Div 13, PART 2 , CHAPTER 4, Section 18027.3. "h) It is unlawful for any person to do either of the following: (2) Alter or convert, or cause to be altered or converted, any recreational vehicle in a manner that is inconsistent with ANSI Standard No. A119.2 or A119.5 or the NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles when the recreational vehicle is used, occupied, sold, or offered for sale within this state." I just don’t understand why it’s so difficult to understand that there are life safety laws. I hardly ever leave Southwest MN. I camp in public campgrounds, usually county parks. They don't care what you are camping in. Most of them are self register anyway. I've seen people rent a spot and then sleep in their car. I understand though that it might be different at private parks in other places of the US or Canada. Just because there are safety laws doesn't mean that they are being followed by people using their campers. They could have easily have modified the inside of the camper.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Uncomfortable Sofa

Sleeping in recliners doesn't work for me. How about a Futon couch to replace your sofa bed ?? I don't know, I'm just wondering.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: is this enough truck to replace my F150 ECO?

Neigbors would hate you pulling out at 6 a.m. Especially after letting it idle for 30 minutes to build up air pressure...:D Cool, but I'd hate to have to feed that thing. I agree that it would be noisy but, it doesn't take 30 minutes to build up air pressure. Even on that truck.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Question

I understand that you are asking "Just In Case" but, if you have power hook up why not take an electric space heater to supplement the propane heater.
CavemanCharlie 11/28/19 12:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

I just leave most everything in the camper, canned goods, spices, etc.. After I am done camping I refill the water tank and take the dirty laundry in the house. When I want to go out I just grab my backpack throw a change of clothes in it and go. As for food, I'm never that far from a town where I can get some supplies.
CavemanCharlie 11/24/19 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Thanksgiving

I get to eat Turkey twice. At my brother and sister in laws for noon and then in the evening some friends invited me down to have Turkey for supper.
CavemanCharlie 11/21/19 03:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

A few decades ago, my FIL was in his TT about to take a shower when he realized that he left something, I don't recall what, in his (unlocked) truck that he needed for his shower. He was in his altogether already, but it was dark outside with no lights in the area, so he opened the trailer door and hustled to the truck. The wind caught the trailer door and swung it shut. He had, out of habit, locked the trailer door as he was exiting. Since it was unthinkable that he should knock on another trailer door in his current state of dishabille, he just got the tire iron from his truck and popped the door open. He said he would just deal with the broken door later (when he was dressed). :B :B Good story.
CavemanCharlie 11/14/19 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right. Next we have the clown that cuts you off because you aren't doing 70MPH even though you are in the far right lane. Finally we have the gut that just blows through a dead red light. This seems to be far more frequent of late. These people ware on me and I really wish they were fewer but they seem to be multiplying. I didn't have the time to read all of the responses. If someone is trying to merge onto the highway and you are in the right lane with a semi next to you would it hurt you to either reduce, or increase, your speed so that you and them don't end up at the end of the ramp at the same time as them ????? Maybe if you let up the semi in the other lane would outpace you and then you could move over !!! It's not always the other guys fault. You could be nicer person and give some else a chance to you know. I've had idiots slow to a craw in heavy traffic to allow me in when they should have maintained their current speed. The obligation to adjust speed is on the entering traffic, any time that two are playing the same game there is no telling the outcome. I'm not suggesting slowing to a crawl especially when the merging traffic is also slowing down. All I'm saying is that it can't hurt to take the cruise control off and then move over into the the other lane if possible. I was not there so maybe this couldn't be done in this case. But, there seems to be a lot of people on the highway these days that feel as long as they have the cruse set then the heck with everyone else. We are all on the roads together lets all try to give each other a brake.
CavemanCharlie 11/14/19 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right. Next we have the clown that cuts you off because you aren't doing 70MPH even though you are in the far right lane. Finally we have the gut that just blows through a dead red light. This seems to be far more frequent of late. These people ware on me and I really wish they were fewer but they seem to be multiplying. I didn't have the time to read all of the responses. If someone is trying to merge onto the highway and you are in the right lane with a semi next to you would it hurt you to either reduce, or increase, your speed so that you and them don't end up at the end of the ramp at the same time as them ????? Maybe if you let up the semi in the other lane would outpace you and then you could move over !!! It's not always the other guys fault. You could be nicer person and give some else a chance to you know.
CavemanCharlie 11/12/19 09:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Theft

I had a few beers out of my cooler "Stolen" from me one time during the night. The next day I went to my friends campsite down the road and they paid me for them. lol
CavemanCharlie 11/12/19 08:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dirt

I don't have carpet in my house or camper. I can't imagine having it on the camper, that would be awful. It's so much easier to just walk in without having to take off your shoes every time and then just sweep up the dirt if you need to. The house I live in had the same carpet in it for 40 years. My god was that stuff awful when we hauled it out. It had so much dirt in it that even fairly small rolls of it were heavy to carry. Under the carpet was hardwood floors. I had them redone and I'm sooooo much happier in this house now. It made the 65 year old stinky old house into a much better living space.
CavemanCharlie 11/12/19 08:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

I did the kid thing. Thankfully, I had a window that I could get open with a butter knife. Then I walked around the campground till I found a kid willing to help and shoved him through the window. I gave him 10 bucks and he was a happy camper... So was I.
CavemanCharlie 11/12/19 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Last Post, DW has died

MY DW died 3 weeks ago, unexpected she was 66, not over weight, active, did not smoke or drink, probable heart attck last 15 years, probably 25, MH 3K plus trips, four times to Europe, Long Vacations with grand daughter. took Amtrak to DC up to Boston flew home I am sure with the time off work, and the travel cost was probably 250K This is my message, had we not done any of that, I would be 250k richer but she would still be dead. Take it for what it is worth, but you pay cash folks, wait to retire to do anything folks, works great until a black swan comes along. White swans you can plan for, not he black ones I wish you all a long life and happy travels so long Ron I am sorry for your loss. Me typing those words will not make it any easier. Don't be in a hurry to leave the forum, or to give up on your own life! Is that what your wife would have wanted ? You are in a lot of pain now and I can't make that easier. No one can. I wish that I could. Just don't give up on your own life. There is a lot of pain in your post and I am worried about you.
CavemanCharlie 11/01/19 09:55pm General RVing Issues
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CavemanCharlie 11/01/19 09:42pm General RVing Issues
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