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RE: Traveling with ebikes

I had a giant bag from Amazon that protected our 2 bicycles - it completely enclosed them and had straps that could tighten to stop flapping. It was similar to this: Bike Cover
Deb and Ed M 11/27/20 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Escape Hatch Condensation

One of my first experiences with truck camper camping was unpleasant: it was a cold rainy night in the Pac NW; and I was getting "rained on" by our ceiling vent. I wrongly assumed it was leaking, but it was simply condensation. After getting some advice on this forum, I learned that no matter what the weather, that vent needs to be cracked to allow moisture created by us simply breathing, to escape. My current truck camper just got a new Fantastic Fan installed, to deal with any possible condensation problems.
Deb and Ed M 11/21/20 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Space X Dragon launches to Space Station in 5 minutes

Speaking of SpaceX videos - here's mine, which makes me laugh every time :-) I'm glad Elon has a sense of humor!! Oopsie!
Deb and Ed M 11/19/20 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Honest RV Dealers - Are there any?

I'll admit that last summer, as we looked for a travel trailer, I had called General in Michigan (who we had purchased a Class C from a long time prior). The salesman said that since we were a returning customer, he'd knock half off the almost $4,000 in upcharges/fees/prep that come with each purchase. I thanked him as I rolled my eyes.... Then I found a used trailer I liked at Curtis Trailer Center in Schoolcraft, MI. They were super-nice, knowledgeable, zero-pressure; and didn't add anything to the end price other than sales tax and title transfer fee as required by the state. So yes, there are good dealers out there - look for the "mom-and-pops" who rely on positive word-of-mouth advertising. And ALWAYS get the out-the-door price!
Deb and Ed M 11/17/20 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Space X Dragon launches to Space Station in 5 minutes

As a winter resident on the Space Coast, our condo complex is home to many NASA employees and former employees/affiliates. It's like a tailgater, with residents lining the Intracoastal to watch the launch and telling tales of the early days of the Space Program. I've seen dozens of launches and booster re-entries, and it never gets old :-)
Deb and Ed M 11/17/20 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Light hearted story

Cute story!!! Augie greets the UPS guy excitedly - not because he has treats, but because the box may contain those air pillows. One of Augie's "jobs" is to flatten those for the trash - he goes crazy popping the pillows....LOL!!
Deb and Ed M 11/17/20 07:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: burried in dog hair HELP

I'm another vote for the Furminator. My Cattle Dog shed copious amounts of fur 365 days/yr. Regular combing with the Furminator comb helped immensely (and I would put the balls of removed fur in our pine tree - every baby bird in the neighborhood had a nice fur-lined nest....LOL!)
Deb and Ed M 11/17/20 07:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: The sad part of pet ownership—The sad update

Even when you KNOW this hard day is coming - it's still painful. It sounds like you gave your best friend the best life possible and she had fun days even towards the end. Sending Cyber hugs ((((HUG))))
Deb and Ed M 11/14/20 03:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

If you watch a video of a RV fire they are burnt down in minutes with leathal toxic smoke long before that. What good does a sign do if the door is locked? My Collies are the most important thing in my RV. The rest can be replaced with a shopping trip to Wallyworld. You have a really good point. I guess I feel the chances of a random opportunistic thief opening the unlocked door and turning my dogs loose (now scared and running - neither is very protective) is higher than my RV catching fire??
Deb and Ed M 11/14/20 07:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

I think dogs need to learn that "their yard" around the RV is mighty small. All of mine learned to ignore whatever was going on in the street or the RV next door - it helps to just sit outside with them and monitor what they are alerting towards. My guys were great - you don't know they are in the RV until you bump the side or step on the stairs.... my newest camper "Augie" is the perfect camping dog - not very big for an Aussie (45 lbs) but has a deep voice. His alert is one loud bark - but most people who are up to no good, would move along to another RV
Deb and Ed M 11/13/20 06:39am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

Now more controversy, I always leave my RV unlocked when gone with pets inside. If a fire would break out there would be a possibility of a rescue. A RV can burn to the ground in very little time. I also give the campground my phone number if they need to contact me. I lock the door, but have a sign that said "Dogs on Board".
Deb and Ed M 11/13/20 06:31am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

You've received good advice about monitoring systems! I had a large Aussie and a Cattle Dog when we drove to Alaska. Before we left them alone so we could take a 1/2-day Glacier Tour in Valdez, we walked them a LONG way. Miles. They were still passed out on our bed when we returned....LOL! They had learned to be good campers and didn't bark unless someone actually knocked on our door. They weren't crated because our small RV didn't have that kind of space (and they were old enough that they simply were good dogs) - but if you have the space, it's a good idea
Deb and Ed M 11/11/20 05:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

I'm one of the "weird ones" I guess - on several trips, we drove our RV to motels. Why? Our conversion van and both truck campers didn't have A/C or showers, so we'd tend to hotel it, if we would have a hot humid night. When we'd get to a scenic (and cooler) area, then we'd camp at an RV park. I have no problem doing either. I do have to admit, that while many hotels now allow pets, the upcharge per dog, is making camping look even better. Our current truck camper has a rear window that would allow an A/C installation, and for what we'd save on pet charges at hotels, I can install air conditioning and just camp all the way :-)
Deb and Ed M 11/10/20 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Jake Without Jesse

This was my experience, too - they need a bit of time to mourn (don't we all?) and then they move forward. All the extra attention we heap on the remaining pet is probably good for us, too ;-)
Deb and Ed M 11/10/20 07:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: Take-out in Yellowstone...

In 2016, a man fell into a geyser, and his body was never recovered. It was speculated that the acidic water literally disintegrated his body. I'm not sure I'd want to cook something in water that caustic.....
Deb and Ed M 11/06/20 07:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Dr Doug Question

When Augie was teething, he was really hard to "pick up after" (stools the consistency of pudding) - adding pumpkin to his meals helped solidify things a bit. Once his adult teeth were all erupted, he was fine and I discontinued the pumpkin. He thought it was pretty tasty :-)
Deb and Ed M 11/04/20 11:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Time to Develop a Solution for Scissor Stairs (Bigfoots)

little giant steps I use these - the steps are really deep and level (like regular stairs) and the handhold bar can fold down out of the way. Takes about 3 seconds to pull out of the camper and set up. WAAAAYY cheaper than the scissors-fold steps. I should add that being free-standing means I can move them around to crank the jacks or open/close the pop-up latches Ditto. Very sturdy and useful around the house too. Can also work next to a trailer tongue for those times we leave it connected. Now that you mention it - it's probably why I bought these folding steps in the first place. Quite often I would have my kayak trailer behind the truck :-)
Deb and Ed M 11/02/20 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: Jesse has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Crowe - you have been an awesome dog-mom and I know how hard it is to do the Final Trip :-( and I'm so sorry. While a new pup never fills the gaping hole in one's heart left by the departed pet, they do add a bit of busy distraction from the loss.
Deb and Ed M 11/01/20 12:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Vetting Breeders

My last three dogs came from 2 breeders who had similar values: Health, of course, (conformation to a certain degree) but more importantly temperment, and heavily-socialized from the moment they are born. Augie is a purebred Aussie - but very un-Aussielike in that the entire world is his best friend (they are usually a bit aloof with strangers). His breeder will often turn down applications where she feels her dogs will not be a good fit. In MY case, my dogs go to work with me, so MUST be friendly.
Deb and Ed M 11/01/20 12:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Time to Develop a Solution for Scissor Stairs (Bigfoots)

little giant steps I use these - the steps are really deep and level (like regular stairs) and the handhold bar can fold down out of the way. Takes about 3 seconds to pull out of the camper and set up. WAAAAYY cheaper than the scissors-fold steps. I should add that being free-standing means I can move them around to crank the jacks or open/close the pop-up latches
Deb and Ed M 11/01/20 12:28pm Truck Campers
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