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RE: New Jeep Gladiator TOAD

Thanks for posting this. I currently tow a 2015 Wrangler but I also have an older 1/2 ton Truck. I have been thinking about selling both and getting a Gladiator. But I keep getting sticker shock! :)
MetalGator 12/02/22 06:07am Dinghy Towing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Pomeranians are very smart and STUBBORN. I am starting to learn about the stubborn streak. We took her on the motorhome this weekend and she did very well. She had never had a lease put on her and boy was that an experience! By the end of the weekend, she started doing fairly well on the lease but when she wanted to go a different direction than I did, the brakes came on. Lola used to do the same thing. She was so excited when we got home yesterday afternoon. She was flying around the backyard. She likes having the fenced in yard vs the lease. She was a big hit at the RV resort. She loves people and other dogs. She acts like she has never met a stranger. I am working from home today which I think is a mistake. I haven't been able to get anything done because as soon as I turn my head, she is into something. I just got off a work call and she was under the coffee table playing tug of war with Donna's laptop charger! I might have to put her in her play pen for awhile just so I can get some work done. Burch
MetalGator 11/28/22 06:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

ZuZu is really a sweet little puppy. She is so full of energy. I was having a hard time yesterday missing Lola but then I would watch ZuZu running around and playing and it would make me smile. ZuZu is very smart and is learning fast. She seems to really love people and other dogs so I am looking forward to our trip to see how she interacts with everyone. Burch
MetalGator 11/23/22 05:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

She is very smart. She has pretty much figured out the house and is comfortable in her surroundings. She got to meet the kids from next door yesterday. She was so excited! Her little tail was a blur. I am looking forward to taking her in the motorhome tomorrow. She will get to meet lots of people and other doggies. She seems to love everyone. She is still driving Pinto crazy but Monty is tolerating her. He makes it known that he is the boss (he just thinks he is) but is giving her some slack. https://i.imgur.com/yGIf8eSl.jpg Burch
MetalGator 11/22/22 05:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Thank you everyone for the kind words. Lola was such a sweetie. It's just so hard because she was in very good health (so I thought) and was fine one minute and gone the next. It was so sudden. No dog can every replace her. Donna wanted to get another little girl and said she knew Lola could never be replaced but that the void she left could be replaced. I wanted to wait awhile before we got another dog, however, the wife won. Meet Zuzu! https://i.imgur.com/CcnKXcsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mVUouZNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/enfB43fl.jpg We got her on Saturday afternoon. She is 3.9lbs and was born on August 4th. She is a blue merle Pomeranian. She is sweet and absolutely loves Pinto. However, Pinto is not fond of her yet. She wants to play with him and he wants nothing to do with her. Monty just kind of ignores her. I think both my other dogs are still mourning Lola. I really wanted to get another recuse dog eventually but Donna says we recused ZuZu from the pet store. She is named after ZuZu from "It's A Wonderful Life". Her name was Zoey so at least it's not too far off from what she used to be called. We are going on a local motorhome trip over Thanksgiving so it should be fun to see how she reacts. Burch
MetalGator 11/21/22 05:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So sorry Burch. Acute issues like this are often related to the heart. One of the more common tumors in dogs is hemangiosarcoma. They can easily go undiagnosed and one major place they metastasize is to the right atrium in the heart. If that tumor ruptures, they can go into heart failure or acute death with a big bleed. This actually happened to one of our goldens and I never had a clue that she had the tumors until she died. This would be the first place I'd look. Again, so sorry for your loss. Doug Thank you Dr Doug. I am still in shock because she was fine this time yesterday morning. However, I know a couple of nights ago she was panting all night long. She normally is really quiet at night. Then the panting yesterday before she passed. She was an older dog (12 years old) but she didn't look it or act like it. She was always full of energy. I am so going to miss her. My wife and I are just devastated because she was are little girl. We still have her brother Monty. He is just looking confused this morning. Burch
MetalGator 11/17/22 06:02am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

What a horrible day. I just lost Lola and I don't know what happened. I noticed she had been panting a lot earlier today. When I got home from work, she was still panting and my wife picked her up and was holding her for awhile. All of a sudden my wife started yelling for me saying Lola is in trouble I ran into the other room and Lola had watery blood coming out of her nose. By the time I grabbed my wallet and keys to run to the vet, she was gone. I have no idea what happened and we are both devastated. She had a clean bill of health on her checkup back in July. I don't know what happened... Dr Doug, I know this isn't much to go on but do you have any idea what could have happened? I want to make sure she didn't get into something outside but if she had eaten something I would think the blood would have come our her mouth. She was my little girl and I will miss her so much. Burch
MetalGator 11/16/22 04:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Afternoon FOOFs Still trying to get caught up at work after taking a week off. Almost not worth taking the time off since I came home to so much work. I have two more trips planned before the end of the year. One is local and one is an 800 mile trip to Kentucky. I think I might have to take out a loan for fuel. The Kentucky trip is going to be a quick trip. Drive up one day, spend two days there, and then drive home. Wish I could take more time but I have to get back to work. I am going to Kentucky to bring back my 83 year old aunt to see my mom. My aunt can't fly anymore (last time she did she got a collapsed lung) and my mom is having back problems and is in a lot of discomfort. I told them that they weren't spring chickens anymore and they needed to see each other again before it was too late. I volunteered to go get my aunt if one of the family would come to Florida in the spring and get her to take her back to KY. They called my bluff (I wasn't bluffing) so now I have to go get her! :). I am taking a friend of mine with me who is taking care of his elderly parents (93 and 88) as he lives with them and needs to get out of the house for awhile. I will enjoy spending time with him. We have know each other since the 6th grade. The doggies are doing well. They are getting old now. The Papillons are 12 and the Chihuahua is 11. I wish their ages were more spread out. There are all in good health and get around just fine. I sure do love them. It's been quiet lately. If you have time, post and let us know how your fur babies are. Burch
MetalGator 11/09/22 10:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

What a great trip! Really enjoyed both New Orleans and Navarre Beach. Got home late yesterday afternoon and got the motorhome cleaned up and gassed up this morning for our next adventure. Here are a few pictures from the trip. https://i.imgur.com/zA89qxLl.jpg This was our spot at French Quarter RV resort. It was walking distance to most places. https://i.imgur.com/dsNW5DLl.jpg The dogs loved the gazebo https://i.imgur.com/0WqECbfl.jpg Walking around New Orleans. https://i.imgur.com/dvaIk9ql.jpg Our site on the Santa Rosa sound at Navarre Beach https://i.imgur.com/0CMrNIEl.jpg Drove to Pensacola Beach our last day to get some raw oysters. I am really not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. It will be a long time before I can take a week off again so will have to settle to weekend trips for now. Burch
MetalGator 10/31/22 03:51pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Made it to New Orleans. Right at 700 miles from my house. We went to the Harrah's casino yesterday afternoon. It's a little over 2 miles from the motorhome so the wife didn't want to want to I drove the Jeep. I won't do that again. Crazy traffic and I had to pay $20 for valet parking for only 4 hours. Will take a taxi or Uber next time. Not sure what the agenda is today but we will be walking around the French Quarter. Looks like we have good weather until Tuesday as a cold front is coming through that will bring some rain. Monty did OK the first part of the trip. We stayed overnight in Tallahassee on Friday night and my wife gave him a benadryl and sat on the couch with him for a lot of the trip. He didn't do as well on the 2nd part of the trip. However, he is a happy camper now that we are stopped. The other two dogs (Pinto and Lola) are great travelers and just slept the entire trip. I'll check in later and try and post some pictures. Burch
MetalGator 10/23/22 08:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Well, today is the big day. Starting our trip to New Orleans. I am hoping to leave around 1-1:30pm and have a stop in Tallahassee. We should get to New Orleans early afternoon on Saturday and will be there until next Thursday morning. Then we head to Navarre Beach for two days before coming back home. I am really looking forward to some time off work. This trip will cost me some $$$ because of the fuel prices but I didn't buy the motorhome to keep it parked. I will check in during the trip. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 10/21/22 06:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hello FOOFs! Am leaving town soon, Vegas to New Jersey, south to somewhere in Maryland, Georgia, Alabama and then a business stop at my client in Texas on the way back to Vegas. Just a nice little trip. That's a big "little trip"! At least, it would be for me. The wife and I still work full time and neither of us can take off for more than a week at a time. We are heading to New Orleans from Palmetto, Florida on Friday so that will be a long trip for us. Burch
MetalGator 10/18/22 07:39am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs I am still in clean up mode after hurricane IAN. Had a bunch of oak limbs down. I got all the leaves, twigs and small branches either tied up or in large garbage cans. The county was supposed to pick up yard debris Wednesday but they never came. I am sure they are really running behind. I still have 3 large branches that I will either need to use the chain saw on or wait until the county comes around with the picker trucks. Who knows when that will be. On top of all the clean up, I am having my house painted. I had to cut back a lot of landscaping and move everything away from the house. I also had to move all of the patio furniture off the porch and into the backyard so he could pressure wash and paint. The house is about 60-70% done. Unfortunately, he hasn't been here in two days because his son is sick. Daycare won't allow him to come and his wife can't get off work. He says he is coming on Saturday to finish. It has been a bit inconvenience as I can't let my dogs out the back sliding doors into the backyard to do their business because he has the glass doors covered with plastic for the painting. The only door I can get out of is the large garage door in front of the house. I have been taking all 3 dogs outside on leases in the front yard. Hopefully I only have one more day of having to do that. Two weeks from today we leave on our trip to New Orleans. It's 686 miles from my driveway to the French Quarter RV Resort. Looks like gas prices are going higher so the fuel cost will be substantial since I only get about 7mpg in the motorhome. Oh well, I didn't purchase the motorhome to just sit in the garage so we will make the best of it. Monty won't be happy with me as he doesn't like riding in the motorhome. He loves it when we are destinated but hates the ride. We will be leaving on Friday afternoon and will be staying in Tallahassee on Friday night. That will cut off 4 hours of the drive. We then arrive in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to getting away from work for a full week. I hope everyone has a great Friday. We need more people posting on this thread. If you have time, leave a quick note and let everyone know how you are doing. Burch
MetalGator 10/07/22 08:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

What a day yesterday was. We had wind gusts over 100mph. My front yard is trashed with leaves and branches from my two oak trees. I had one little leak around my skylight in my kitchen but other than that, no damage from hurricane Ian. There is a mobile home park down the street and parts of it look like a war zone. My father in law lives there and his place was spared but his neighbors place lost the roof. The clubhouse roof got peeled off and is laying in the road. Lots of poor people are displaced right now. I have lived in Florida all my life and this was the worst storm we have gone through. Burch
MetalGator 09/29/22 08:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Looks like this hurricane is coming right down our throat. I have been out of town and now have to prepare the house. My mom is in a flood zone and my father in law live in a mobile home so I am going to have some house guests. The generator is gassed up and I have a ton of water and fuel. Isn't life fun?! The doggies even know something is going on. They are acting weird. Their 6th sense I guess. Burch
MetalGator 09/26/22 07:51pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Best ride for the buck

We have a 2018 Miramar 35.3 with the Ford V10. It's right at 37' long. I have no complaints about how it drives. I don't get pushed around by semis. I have driven it in the smokey mountains and the V10 pulled just fine. The only thing I would change is it does have quite a bit of body roll. The first time I drove it it kinda freaked me out but now I am used to it.
MetalGator 09/22/22 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: OBD Port F53

Thanks for the advice. I am planning on going over to the storage garage today and will bring the Advil!
MetalGator 09/18/22 07:12am Class A Motorhomes
OBD Port F53

I am trying to find the OBD port in our 2018 F53 chassis. It searching multiple RV forums, most people say it's on the right side of the steering column but I have yet to find it. Does anyone have any clues to where it might be located? I have a scanner gauge and software for my iPhone that I'd like to use. Burch
MetalGator 09/17/22 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steps acting up again

Checked the ground wires and the door magnet. Everything looked fine. I'll check the grounds again and take my meter with me. I have been to the motorhome 3 times this week and the stairs didn't come out. Went over this morning, stairs came out and went back in when I closed the door. I just don't understand why it intermittent. Makes troubleshooting difficult.
MetalGator 09/17/22 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steps acting up again

It is really driving me nuts. The last two trips we have made, the steps didn't work when we were checking in, but when I got to our site, steps worked. Then we get back to the storage garage, and they quick working until I unhooked the Jeep and parked the motorhome in the garage, they started working again. And they worked several times until I started the engine. Now, steps not working again. I am about ready to give up on them and just carry a step with me but that is inconvenient for when driving/traveling. Once parked, no big deal. Burch
MetalGator 09/16/22 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
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