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RE: Rocks?

The parks I frequent sometimes have rocks around the ring put there by campers. But, that is because the rocks were in the camping area and they picked them up so they didn't twist a ankle on one stepping on it after dark.
CavemanCharlie 10/13/19 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Old School RVing

I had friends that had those old IH trucks. Yes they were tough. But, they rode and drove like,, well like a truck. Last one I rode in was my friends 1964 IH truck in about 83 or so. I was in the passenger seat and he took a left turn at a stop light. I leaned against the door and it flew open. He had to reach over and grab me by the shirt to keep me from falling out in the middle of the road. Durable trucks but the door latches sucked. He started holding the door shut with a bunji cord to keep it closed.
CavemanCharlie 10/13/19 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling Jack Pads

For heaves sake, I don't need to put my "Stabilizer Jacks" down so hard as to lift the rig off of the ground. A short 2X6 or a extra plastic leveler block is all I need. I'm not planning on keeping it stable during a earthquake. And, of the girlfriend and I are rocking it around a bit I don't care who cares. But, to each their own.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

It will snow a little here in SW MN but, it will melt. No need to panic just yet. Or, at least I hope not. We still have all of our crops in the fields. It is going to be below freezing for several hours tonight. I have removed from my garden everything that will easily freeze and covered up the potatoes just to be safe. The carrots will actually tasted better after the freeze because the plant puts more sugar into the root (which is what a carrot is for those of you who don't know) I haven't winterized my TT yet. I'm a little worried but, not to much. It sets inside a shed at my house, I have the heat turned on, the water heater turned on, and a electric space heater blowing under the camper where the low point drains are located. Cross your finger for me but, I think , and hope, I will be OK.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rocks?

Some pre pottery cultures heated water by putting it in water tight baskets and then throwing in hot rocks. It's a well known way of boiling water to sterilize it in a survival situation when you only have a plastic container. Put the water in the container and heat up stones and drop them in one at a time. The water cools them so they don't melt the plastic and they transfer the heat to the water. It doesn't take many to boil the water and you're safe. Humm,,,, I'll have to add that tip to my box of supplies and instructions I keep around for when the Zombies attack.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

A town I live near has the speed limit drop from 65 to 45 on the edge of town. Problem is the sign that says Speed Change Ahead is mounted very close to the speed limit sign. And, the Speed Change Ahead sign is at the top of a hill and on a slight curve. If you want to get down to the new limit on time you are going to have to hit the brakes hard, and they get hot. The cop likes to set at the bottom of the hill and write up tickets. I've seen the truckers get their brakes smoking hot trying to get down to speed on time when they see the cop. It's a trap. The signs are to close together.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Went to the airport Inn, not the name whle out here RVing in the desert. Wife got onion rings, I got fries. I ate one of her onion rings and encountered the ubiquitous problem. Take a bit and the onioot as the glaxzesn ring nside the breading comes loose at one ed in your teeth the other end flops down over your lip and chin and o course hot as the blazes. So I know my teeth are in the correct palce, due to an overhaul several years ago. So how do you eat them? A pair of scissors without the point ends so you won't cut your nose or trim nose hairs, Or do you use your pocket knife, or face down suck it n like a noodle. And what do you do with the empty fried shell? Or...has anyone got a receipt they share with the world wher the breadign and onion will stay together????? I've has a similar problem. I try to slice them in pieces with a knife. It sometimes works, sometimes not. No offense, but, your post is a little had to understand. Where you drunk when you wrote it ????
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stink Bugs

We don't have any in my area...yet. For Chinese Lady Beatles I found a product called Tempo. You mix it with water and use a garden sprayer to spray it on the outside of you house, TT, or whatever. You go around the doors, windows, slides, or any other place they are likely to enter. It leaves a residue when it drys and as the bugs crawl though it the get it on themselves and they die rather quickly. The product would be about as safe as anything for pets or people because we are not crawling through the cracks like bugs are. It may work on stinkbugs too. Check it out on-line and see what the labels says.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:08pm Travel Trailers
Is a cover necessary ?

I keep my TT inside a shed but, a friend recently bought a used TT and has no place inside to store it. I recommend a cover and told him to read up on here to choose a good one . Today has asked me "What is I just store it outside over the winter without a cover" ? I really didn't have a answer for him. I told him that it would probably be harder on his rubber roof but, truth be told, his TT sets outside all summer with nothing over the roof. Would over winter be any worse ? He just bought the TT for $3500 and it ;including the roof; are in great shape. Is it really worth it for him to spend the money on a cover ? Wouldn't a 1995 $3500 TT last just about as long without it ? Give me some reasons to tell him as to why he needs one. Thank-You
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Perils of RVing

My first TT was a single axle unit with the door toward the front. After unhooking it I went inside and walked to the back. When I did the front jack came off the ground and the TT started to roll down the hill, Toward The Lake !! In a panic I ran toward the door and when I did the front jack came back down to the ground and dug into the dirt. After re-hooking it and pulling it back into the camping spot I drove to town and bought some wheel chocks.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rocks?

I put rocks in campfire to heat them so I can place them at the foot of my bed to warm my toes :B Back in the day... When I was in my early 20's. (About 35-40 years ago) We actually tried to heat some rocks and put them in the tent to keep it warmer. Didn't seem to work though. Might have had something to do with is thinking this plan up after alcohol was consumed.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping fails

I looked at a few of the pictures. Some of them were really funny !!! Some of them were out of necessity, and some of them were accidents. Stuff Happens!
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping fails

Just got to add to this. https://i.imgur.com/24KLHrWl.jpg I don't really know what I'm looking at that is so bad ? He got the cover open on top of the post so his wife; or someone; must have held it open as he went past. I'm not sure why he felt the need to be that close and needed to do that but, we don't know the rest of the story. Like,, why he has wires running everywhere anyway. Still, without background I would not call that a fail.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

Thank you for the Heads UP
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do Flea Collars Really Repel Pests?

To answer your question,,, NO
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Check your batteries

Good advice on checking connections and water level. It won't be long now before I put my TT into winter storage in a shed at my home. I should check everything this week so I am ready to winterize it quickly if needed.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tankless Water Heater Compatibility?

Can you build a lean-to? Put it right outside where the factory WH is, and install the heater you plan to put in your house... I was thinking something similar.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing a Travel Trailer floor

I don't know if this would work for you. But,,, I once just used 1/2 inch plywood to, Cover, and not replace a bad floor. By doing this I was able to just go around cabinets and things like that and not replace the floor under them (where it was in good shape anyway). I found that the little half round aluminum piece on the inside of the entry door was exactly 1/2 inch thick so I did not have to move the entry door. After covering the floor with new plywood the bottom of the door was now flush with the floor instead of the little kick up that it used to have. (I did not explain that very well but if you look at the inside of your entry door at the bottom I think you will see what I'm talking about. ) The rest of the drawers and cabinets doors were high enough to clear the new floor. The only thing I had to do was remove, and cut, a little off of the bathroom door to give it extra clearance. I then went to the home center and bought some of those square glue on vinyl plank flooring and covered up all the plywood with them. It looked nice when I was done. Worked fine for me and no one ever knew. But, I'm a caveman.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you want in a campground?

Main reason I got into camping over 40 years ago was to live in nature for awhile. No manicured campgrounds with a mowed lawn or pool. Wanted to camp in woods, desert or mountains. I've changed a bit over the years and can appreciate various settings hopefully with a level site, electric and water. Just spent a few days at Brown Co. SP in Indiana.Nice. I'd give the campground a B (no water hook-up). Then on to Shelbyville Lake in Illinois, USAC campground. Good. A mixture of woods and mowed grass. But no view of the water and still no water at the site. B-. Then to Meramec SP in MO. Big, wild park but the huge campground was featureless. Within 50 yards of the beautiful Meramec River but not even a glimpse because of the brushy shoreline. Real shame. C-. Honestly might have been effected by the heavy rain resulting in a humid mess because of the low position of the campground. What do you look for? My ideas are basically the same as yours. Except for one. As long as water is available at the park I could care less about water hook ups. I have a tank and a pump and that is all I ever use. If the tank goes empty I haul some water to it. That is all I need. But, I am just a weekend camper, I hardly ever go out for more then 4 days at the most. A lot of the time it's just 2 or 3.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 06:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chirping propane regulator

Could it be vibrating somehow ? I've never heard one make any noise. Could you tape it to the mounting location to see if it quits vibrating and making noise ? Be careful not to take over the atmospheric opening on the bottom.
CavemanCharlie 10/01/19 04:48pm Travel Trailers
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