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RE: Starting my research

IMO, a Class B or Class C are the easiest. Biggest advantages: can go from the drivers seat to the potty (or kitchen for a snack) without going outdoors. Can arrive at your destination in a downpour, push a button to start the genny - and you are camping. Advantage of the B over the C: can park just about anywhere - no toad needed Advantage of the C over the B: WAAY more cargo and living space. We've had both a Class C and a van conversion - for the most part, all we ever hooked up was shore power, so leaving for an errand was no big deal (and without a toad, you learn to plan your stops before you arrive at a campground)
Deb and Ed M 10/03/21 11:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Roof sealant

In my opinion, use butyl tape between the flange of the skylight and the roof. Then use Dicir Self Leveling (tube) to go over the assembly once it is installed. When you set the light (with the butyl tape) let it set overnight since the putty will tend to seep out. Once the oozing has subsided, then apply the Dicor. Use the self leveling because it will set up nice and even without needing to use a putty knife to monkey it around. This ^^^ is what I did when I swapped out a regular vent for a Fantastic Fan - the butyl tape/Dicor lap sealant are a great duo (and the Dicor self-leveling ends up looking smooth). Last year I removed a canoe rack from the roof of my 20-yr old pop-up TC. It had been installed the same way: butyl and Dicor. After 20 years, both were still flexible, tightly-sealed (and a PITA to remove....LOL!)
Deb and Ed M 09/30/21 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: White fur stain removal

I'll just throw this out there (and Dr Doug can correct me if my guess is wrong): My Ben had a lot of reddish/brownish staining around his mouth - and then I had his teeth cleaned. Most of the staining has disappeared. I suspect the bacteria from dirty teeth was creating that staining? And wherever the dog licks, that bacteria can multiply? On edit: if it IS bacteria - peroxide would be a good solution to clean it, provided it's not near eyes?
Deb and Ed M 09/27/21 08:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Cybertruck RV prototype pictures released

Here's a CGI simulation of what the inside could look like: https://www.motor1.com/news/498115/cyberlandr-tesla-cybertruck-truck-camper/ It's got an awful lot of moving parts, pretty much everything in this RV shell is on a hinge or slider. I doubt this will ever make it past the prototype stage, and maybe not even past the computer generated image stage. Here's what I saw: ZERO storage. ZERO. I travel pretty light, and still find myself tripping over "stuff" in our pop-up TC. But at least the bed is made up and ready to go - there's no place in that cyber-RV to even put a couple of pillows and a blanket. Or personal care items like shampoo and towels. It's the silliest thing I've seen in a long time....
Deb and Ed M 09/24/21 06:43am Truck Campers

Interesting. So back to my point, with natural antibodies equivalent to the protection of a vaccination, shouldn't the mandate be - Vaccination OR a recent antibody test? If my experience is the "norm" - it doesn't matter. I went to my Dr for my annual "Wellness visit" (which finds me "well", for which I am grateful) and while checking in, the young lady asked for my ID and Health Insurance card, and I said "I'll bet you'd like my vaccination card, too?" since we had been vaccinated in FL and my Michigan Dr would not have that info. She said "no - those cards are too easy to fake". Later, during the Dr's visit, she (my Dr) entered the dates. I guess my questions about when I could get a 3rd Moderna shot were more convincing than my card :-(
Deb and Ed M 09/22/21 08:35am Around the Campfire
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Loaded up Ruth's Dressage equipment and my medical gear, loaded the fridge topped off the water and propane. Tomorrow we head out to the California Dressage Society and United States Dressage Federation Region 7 Championships at Murietta Equestrian Center near Sacramento. She is competing at Grand Prix and I am the Medic for the five day event. WOW!! Tell Ruth I send her best wishes!!! That is an amazing level of training for both rider and horse (and as a lover of Dressage, the most incredible thing to see!)
Deb and Ed M 09/21/21 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I started tearing out the LP gas system....LOL! I have a nice-but-old Northstar popup, and since we tend to camp in campgrounds/state parks, I'd rather have the storage areas offered by removing the LP tank, furnace, cooktop, etc. I know it sounds crazy, but I did it with our previous camper (nothing worked on gas anyway) and I really liked it! Deb
Deb and Ed M 09/20/21 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Spouse left behind after death at a Campsite, what to do?

My wife knows how to do everything and has watched me... but reading this makes me realize she's never really done everything on her own. We are usually plenty busy with our "jobs" arriving and leaving a campsite. I keep thinking that I should have her do more with the hitching and towing, but I usually forget until after everything is done. In my case, it was the opposite - I did all the "chores" of getting ready to go. Ed watched, his was the foot that held down the sewer hose...LOL! But I'm a "list maker" - I had a list of all the things that needed to be done to leave camp - and it was taped inside one of the kitchen cabinets. Ed would have been able to follow it, if I had been incapacitated. And something I did a few years ago: we were headed from Michigan to FL to spend the winter - and since Ed needed cataract surgery anyway, I asked to do the entire drive by myself, just to prove to myself that I could manage 1300 miles in 2 days. It turns out that I really LOVE the long drives - I've done them ever since.
Deb and Ed M 09/18/21 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Spouse left behind after death at a Campsite, what to do?

Discussion and planning are key. A death while camping means a lot of work. The spouse would be most unlikely able to break camp and drive home. That's why we stay in campgrounds - I'm sure someone would be willing to lend my husband a hand ;-) I guess the best thing is to ask a lot of questions, should something dire happen? Like "Where can I park my RV that will be close to the hospital" or God forbid - "where's the nearest crematorium?" It's generally times like these when the good hearts of all the people who surround you, step into action. I have seen requests for help driving an RV posted on RV.net before, and have faith that if needed, people would step up or at least know where to seek help. Deb
Deb and Ed M 09/17/21 05:09pm General RVing Issues

How about some irony.... 3 of many drugs tested using HEK293 cell line (besides vaccines): Hydroxychloroquine Ivermectin Remdesivir source ROFL!!! Also - I saw a woman being interviewed about why she didn't get vaccinated, and she replied that she didn't want to put something into her body if she didn't know what it contained. And yet she had tattoos covering both arms and across her shoulders and chest...
Deb and Ed M 09/14/21 02:53pm Around the Campfire

Researchers are testing a cleaver treatment and preventative for COVID-19 infections. The compound being tested is soluble ACE2. Clinical grade ACE2 as a universal agent to block SARS-CoV-2 variants Once again - I read the whole thing and understood about 1/3 of it - but this seems like insanely-good news?!
Deb and Ed M 09/14/21 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Dogs with Jobs: getting ready for breeding

Layover Hoof Trimming Chute I knew they had tilt trailers for cattle - but watching how easy the process is, is amazing!! Thanks for showing us that life owning a sheep farm isn't just sipping coffee and watching your sheep graze every day....LOL! As an aside (if you actually have time to watch TV) - have you seen the series "Clarkson's Farm" (Amazon) with car enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson? It's hilarious/heartwarming - and an often brutal look at farming in general.
Deb and Ed M 09/14/21 08:11am RV Pet Stop

Thank you, Mark - I stand corrected-and-educated. The Call of the Wild article was very enlightening! And I would have argued all day about pangolins and bats not being roommates without the link.....LOL!
Deb and Ed M 09/10/21 07:12pm Around the Campfire

In majority of the time, accidental virus introduction to an unnatural host does not result in effective infection (35-37,40,41). However, in rare cases/continuous/forced exposure to an unnatural host, the viruses begin to adapt to the new host through virus mutations to tackle the host selection pressure and prolong their lifecycle (35-37,41). Viruses must then continue to evolve to increase their adaptability. Finally, it becomes highly adapted to new species to produce a large viral load that can be transmitted within the new hosts (35,37,38,40). …….. To support this, the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in humans displayed widespread mutation/deletions and evolution in the critical genes... I am curious about the word "forced". Are they saying caged bats infected nearby caged pangolins forced to coexist in Asian live-meat markets? Or are they implying "forced within a laboratory setting"? I remember Dr Redfield saying in an interview, that he felt that Covid was created in the Wuhan Institute, mainly because a "natural" evolution from one species to another tends to take a lot more time to spread. Link to article
Deb and Ed M 09/09/21 09:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Use of FLEX-SEAL (revisited)

Good to know - I suspect that the sun is the culprit in Flex-seal degradation?? You're in OR :-) One spring, I used Flex-seal on the roof seams of our old sunroom on our Florida condo, that leaked like a sieve. Worked great. When we returned the next fall - the Flex-seal was simply GONE. No signs of anything having been done (and leaking like crazy again).
Deb and Ed M 09/07/21 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: new topic

Well it looks like we're off to a good start. Just remember, those of you who think you know everything bother us who do. ;) I'm just ROFL!!! Thanks for the morning laugh - I needed that!
Deb and Ed M 09/07/21 07:40am Truck Campers

Thanks for that info, Dr Doug - at least it explains why so many folks are suddenly on the ivermectin bandwagon. The "leap" from cell cultures to "humans" is a pretty big jump, IMO; yet people seem willing to try it (hence the calls to Poison Control) rather than simply getting vaccinated.
Deb and Ed M 08/28/21 07:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Views on when to/not to allow a dog to be social

Conversely, a good, well-socialized older dog can remind a young dog of their "manners" better than any human can. I remember when Augie was about 6 months old and full of himself "fastest dog in the park" - he met Lady Quinn. A GORGEOUS blue merle Aussie about a year older than Augie - and he pestered her, poked her, barked at her....until she ran him down (effortlessly) and proceeded to "kill" him. This cycled a few times, until he finally realized he wasn't that fast/cool/fun; and he started treating her with kindly respect, at which point she began to play with him. That lesson stuck with him - he is pretty good about leaving elderly dogs (or ones with prickly temperments) alone. If a dog growls at him, he simply walks away to find someone more fun. That's a pretty valuable lesson, IMO. He also makes a point to greet every human at the dog park - for a breed that can be somewhat standoffish - that's good socialization, too.
Deb and Ed M 08/27/21 08:42am RV Pet Stop
RE: Views on when to/not to allow a dog to be social

I'm probably a hypocrite, too? Owning a young Aussie (and being an Olde Pharte myself) means I can not adequately exercise 45-lb Augie when he must be constantly on a leash when we winter in FL. Therefore, we go to our local dog park several times each week - we tend to go in the late morning when there are fewer dogs. That being said - Augie is super-social, and simply wants to find a buddy to run with. His energy level tends to attract other herding breeds (who "get" him, as Mark points out) but pitbulls and "doodles" seem up for a good game of tag with a crazy dog, too. Ben, my 20 lb miniaussiedoodle, "identifies" as a large dog, and if the big-dog side of the park is a "friendly mix", I allow him to play there. If I see dogs with high prey drives, Ben goes in the small-dog side for a game of fetch. But when we're out-and-about, I generally don't let them socialize unless it's a dog/owner we have experience with. The people who go to our dog park are "dog people" - their dogs are well-trained and socialized. The general public (even campers) - maybe not so much. I figure it's my job as dog mom to make sure my dogs don't have a scary experience. I also have to add that last year, Ben picked up Bordetella at the dog park - apparently a variant that got past his yearly vaccination against that virus. It was mild and lasted about a week - but points out that socializing also carries risks if your dogs aren't FULLY vaccinated. (I also opt for dog flu vaccinations)
Deb and Ed M 08/27/21 08:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Goodbye old friend, You will be missed

I'm so sorry for your loss, but clearly you took fantastic care of Abby for her to have lived such a long life!! Cherish the many memories (((HUG)))
Deb and Ed M 08/27/21 07:20am RV Pet Stop
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