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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We have been staying at Ft. Wilderness since Monday night. What a nice campground! However, you better bring a pocketbook full of money to stay here. I knew it would be expensive but my goodness. The first night we were here, I went outside around dusk and some yellow flies bit me several times. Two of them got me on the middle finger on my right hand. My finger looks horrible. Two huge red spots and my finger is really swollen. I got bit on two other fingers and they are swollen as well but they only got one bite. I also got a couple bites on my legs. I wasn't outside more than 5 minutes before they attached me. My right hand is really sore and also itches. Hopefully it will get better in a day or two. Richard I hope all goes well with your eye. Please keep us informed. Burch
MetalGator 05/22/19 12:03pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning We are getting ready for a 8 night RV trip. As usual, when we plan a week off, I start having weird issues at work. I work in IT and I think the systems know when I am leaving. I am trying to get out of work tomorrow around 2pm so I can get to Orlando before the traffic gets bad and things here at work keep going crazy. I just hope I don't end up having to work a bunch while I am on vacation. Murphy is still coughing but maybe not quite as much as she was. I tried to get her into the vet this week but the vet was very busy. Hopefully it is nothing but I worry about her. She has her 16th birthday coming up on June 3rd. I am sure all the doggies will be excited when they realize they are going on a trip. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 05/16/19 09:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: RVi3 portable brake

I have the RVi3 brake system and also the tire patrol that works with the system. I really like the setup. I tow 2 different Jeeps so it's nice that it's portable. The tire patrol has given me issues but they replaced the tire sensors a couple of times and now they seem to work well. The redesigned the sensors which seems to have taken care of the problem. The customer service at RVi is first rate. They are very responsive. Burch
MetalGator 05/15/19 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Late-model 1/2 Ton and 30+ feet - Real world experiences...

Not over 30' but our last TT was exactly 30' from tongue to back bumper. I pulled it with a 2005 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 1500. I also had a blue ox hitch. It pulled great. I never had any sway problems or white knuckle moments. It's all about getting the setup correct and not being over weight or over your GVWR.
MetalGator 05/14/19 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you use a generator in Yosemite valley campgrounds

Well SkiPro3, if I was camping next to you and you ran your generator outside of the generator allowed hours, you would be talking to the Ranger. As the web site states-Generator use is allowed, but only between 7 am and 9 am, noon and 2 pm, and 5 pm to 7 pm. Generator use is not allowed at other times. Your post could be read to make someone believe that you are exempt from following the rules. If I misread that I am sorry. Maybe they didn't like your gen during the allowed hours. I am not trying to start any flame wars. :h
MetalGator 05/14/19 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Burch, our son Brandon said the lovebugs are gone now. He had to drive to Lakeland from Melbourne yesterday and said they were already gone. Hope that's true for your drive. Dale I sure hope they are gone. They were still pretty thick in my area on Sunday. My truck got plastered coming home from church. I didn't see any yesterday on my way home from work but it was pouring rain. Our motorhome is 13' high and it's a real pain to get all the lovebugs off when it gets plastered. I had to deal with it last year when we drove to the panhandle. We will be driving from about 40 miles south of Tampa up to interstate 4 to Orlando. Usually that is a really bad area for lovebugs. As far as my Jeep is concerned, I'm not sure what I am going to do yet. First off, I want to make sure that whatever critter was building the nest has moved on and won't try again. We are taking my wife's 4 door Jeep on our next trip since our niece is coming with us so I am going to put my Jeep in the motor home garage while we are gone. I will address the damage when I get back. I was rear-ended last year and had a claim on my insurance so I am hesitant to call the insurance company. I have a really good mechanic that is very reasonable so I am going to probably take it to him first to see how much it will cost to fix. If it's not a lot of money, I will let him fix it instead of dealing with the insurance company. Burch
MetalGator 05/14/19 06:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We are getting the motorhome ready for an 8 day trip. I am dreading the drive on Friday as Florida is full of love bugs. I had to clean both Jeeps and my truck this weekend. Speaking of Jeeps, my 2 door Jeep has been out of windshield washer fluid for a couple of weeks (or so I thought). After church on Sunday I stopped at the auto parts store and picked up some washer fluid. I opened up the good when I got home and got a surprise. Some type of rodent or squirrel built a nest on top of my battery. Unfortunately, he shredded the black hood heat blanket that is attached to the bottom of the hood. I had black stuff hanging from the hood and lot of pieces of it shredded to make a nest along with leaves and pine needles. After I ripped out the nest, I noticed that several wires and cables under the hood had been chewed on. The reason the windshield washers weren't working is the tubes that connect to the hood had been eaten through. I don't live in the woods. In fact, I live on a very busy street so I have no idea what kind of critter did this. All I know is it's going to cost me some money for repairs. Here are some pictures of the damage. https://i.imgur.com/CeEPHVGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sZDvYe2l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EufuBysl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lMR0djcl.jpg
MetalGator 05/13/19 09:03am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Our area has issues with coyotes as well. I've only seen one near our house but my mom who lives about 10 miles away has seen several in her neighborhood. I am a little worried about Murphy. A few weeks before she had her abscessed tooth removed, she had been coughing during the night. She sleeps in a doggie bed in the corner of our bedroom at night. She had been licking and biting herself due to her skin condition so I though maybe she was getting a hair ball like cats sometimes do. When I took her to the vet for her tooth removal, he said it could have been caused by the infection in her mouth. Now she is totally healed and seems to feel fine but the couching is getting worse. She doesn't cough constantly but throughout the day she will cough. Her yearly vet appointment for her shots and checkup isn't until next month but I am thinking I might need to take her to the vet to get checked out. Even though she is old, she is still extremely active and seems to feel fine. Burch
MetalGator 05/09/19 07:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Wow, did not know they were closing. There aren't many RV parks on the water and we have enjoyed going there for years. That's really disappointing.
MetalGator 05/08/19 06:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

.....We are going to Lake Whippoorwill for 3 nights .... Is that the KOA?:@ Yes, the Orlando SE/Lake Whippoorwill KOA. We go there a couple of times a year. We always get a spot right on the water. Burch
MetalGator 05/07/19 12:26pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Anyone have any exciting plans for the summer? I have a week off scheduled for the week before memorial day weekend. We are going to Lake Whippoorwill for 3 nights and then to Fort Wilderness for 3 nights and then to LazyDays resort for 2 nights. I have never stayed in Fort Wilderness so I am really looking forward to it. As expensive as it is, I am hoping it is really nice! I had the motor home at the house for the last 3 days to give it a good cleaning. I installed a new GPS in the motor home as I don't really like the built in GPS on the Axxera radio. It gets confused after the motor home is stored in a metal garage. It can't find the satellites being parked in the garage. When I take the motor home out of the garage, it sometimes takes a long time for the motor home GPS to find itself. With my new Garmin GPS, I don't have that problem. I had to leave early this morning to get the motor home out of the driveway. The county will only let you park 3 consecutive days a month in front of your house. It's OK if it's beside or behind your house. When we first got the motor home, I took it home to pack it up from the stuff from our old travel trailer. I ended up getting sick and stayed home from work the 4th day of it being parked in front of the house. Sure enough, code enforcement knocked on the door and handed me a warning and told me I had to move it in 7 days. With all the devious behavior going on in the world I am surprised someone would be worried about an RV parked in a driveway. The next street over from us, someone has a very large travel trailer that has been parked in his front yard for over a month. Guess the rules don't apply to everyone. Anyway, enough of that. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 05/07/19 07:46am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So glad to hear Suzie is healed. I cringed when I read that she had hurt her leg as it reminded me of all the issues I had with Monty. I brought our motorhome to the house this morning and parked it in the driveway. We store it in an enclosed garage about 5 miles from the house. This is the first time I've had it to the house since I got the 50 amp outlet installed. It's going to be almost 90 degrees today and it's so nice to be able to run the AC units without having to put a lot of hours on the generator. We have a week long trip coming up so we are going to give the motorhome a really good cleaning and stock up some items. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Burch
MetalGator 05/04/19 07:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs The wife and I had a nice long weekend in Biloxi, MS this past weekend. It was nice to have a few days off of work and a short work week. I actually came back with a little more money in my wallet than I brought. My wife, not so much! I am glad to hear Suzie is doing better. Monty has blown out both his back knees chasing either birds or squirrels. The first time, he chased some birds in the back yard and wouldn't put weight on his leg for over a month. I had to take him to a surgeon in Tampa and after a $2100 surgery and several weeks of rehab, he finally healed. Then a little over a year later, he blew out the other back knee. Luckily it wasn't as bad as the other knee and it heeled on it's own but he couldn't walk on it for over a month. We haven't had a trip in the motorhome since March and we are both itching to take another trip. We have a week off scheduled the week before memorial day and are going to Lake Whippoorwill and then to Fort Wilderness at Disney. We have never stayed at Fort Wilderness so we are really looking forward to this trip. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 05/02/19 05:34am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs. I am glad tax season is over! I have Friday and Monday off work and we are flying to Biloxi, Mississippi tomorrow morning to stay at the Beau Rivage resort for 3 nights. It's part of the MGM properties and they fly us up and give us rooms for free. I guess all that money that my wife puts through the slot machines pay off. My niece is going to stay at our house and watch the dogs. The dogs love her so I never worry about them when she watches them. Murphy is doing really well and doesn't act her age. She can't hear very well and her vision is going but she still acts like a 2 year old Jack Russell. Her 16th birthday is June 6th. My other dogs are all doing well. Monty still likes chasing squirrels but he is really getting fat. I need to start walking him more and try to control his food intake. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 04/25/19 07:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Happy Birthday Richard!
MetalGator 04/23/19 05:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It is so sad watching Notre Dame burn. I was in Paris back in 2006 and visited Notre Dame. The amount of detail in the architecture is amazing. The stained glass windows were beautiful. Such a shame that such an old piece of history is gone.
MetalGator 04/15/19 12:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We had a nice rain last night. Is was about 1/2 inch and we really needed it. We spent the weekend in the Immokalee Hard Rock hotel. We saw a show with Paula Dean on Saturday night and then had a meet and greet with her on Sunday morning. The line was long but it moved pretty quick. We also received a free air fryer and an autographed Paula Dean cook book. My wife absolutely loves Paula Dean and was like a little kid when she met her. She actually ran into Paula in the Casino late Saturday night and got to talk to her a bit. It was a fun weekend but I am really tired today. Getting to old to stay up that late. I am usually in bed by 9:30-10pm every night as we get up at 5am for work. Here is our picture with Paula. https://i.imgur.com/CIXercnl.jpg
MetalGator 04/15/19 05:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Big Brother IS watching, and listening, and recording...

About a year ago, I was updating the firmware in our wifi router at the house. On one of the screens on our Asus router, it shows the devices connected to the network and how much data they have uploaded and downloaded. I noticed that one of the devices had uploaded GBs of data. It was Amazon echo (Alexa). It was given to us a year or so ago as a Christmas present. We had it setup on one of our end tables by the couch. Neither my wife or I had used the echo in months yet it was uploading tons of data. I promptly unplugged it and put it in the garbage. I just read today that Amazon (the maker of the echo) has employed thousands of employees to listen to the audio of these devices.
MetalGator 04/12/19 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: What's your stick(est) wicket?

What I love are the pull throughs that you have to back out of. Guess we're just too long but too often new spring help has not really learned the park yet and that giant tree and the narrow road does not make an easy exit. I have also had to back in to pull throughs because of the angle and/or a obstacle in the way preventing you from pulling in straight.
MetalGator 04/12/19 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Speaking of birds, I have a purple martin house and a dozen gourds for purple martins in my back yard. I constantly fight with English sparrows building nests in the houses and gourds. Twice a week I have to take the houses and gourds down to remove nests. The martins have started building nests and I saw eggs in several of the nests on Sunday. I love listening to the martins sing and play around in the mornings and evenings. The martins usually arrive at my location in mid to late January. They stay until late June or early July and then head back to South America for the winter to molt. Purple Martins are almost 100% dependent on man and were almost extinct back in the 1960s until people stared housing them. English sparrows and starlings were brought to this country back in the 1700s from Europe and they have really decimated a lot of different species of birds. I have special half moon holes in my houses and gourds that the starlings can't fit through but the small sparrows get in the housing and will fill the entire compartment with grass with a cave in the middle. They will even build nests on top of martin nests. I lost a lot of baby martins and martin eggs one year because I didn't clean out the sparrow nests quick enough. Burch
MetalGator 04/11/19 07:04am RV Pet Stop
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