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RE: Would you back a camper for someone?

Thank you for all your kind answers. My husband would help anyone also. I like the idea of practicing in a parking lot. He and our son and son-in-law could help me. My biggest concern was getting somewhere, having trouble and getting frustrated leading to a mess. He has come a long way in therapies but I think as the weather warms, going to a state park could really be important to his well being.
Reader1 03/05/21 08:22pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
Would you back a camper for someone?

My husband returned home yesterday after over a month in hospitals and a Rehabilitation Center. He has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. He has regained the ability to walk with a walker or rollator, has regained some of his use of hands and arms and his double vision is improving. He approached therapy has he has all of his 71 years, he said more, they said rest, he said faster, they said slow down. Now he will receive outpatient PT/OT but I know he will thrive if we can travel some. It may be many months before he can drive. We downsized to a 21 ft. TT. I know I can drive the truck, pull it, unhitch and do the complete set up and close up. I also know that if I try to back it, it could be a disaster! If we camp close to home our son, son-in-law could back it for me. If we went further I am afraid that I would not be able to back it. He is an eternal optimist and says I will do fine. So my question is this. If you saw a person struggling to back, would you be willing just to back it for her?
Reader1 03/04/21 11:57am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Questions for Quilters

I read these last night while DH was bow hunting and tent camping with our son, son-in-law, and grandson. Temp was 18 degrees - When they left I reminded them of the scene in Men In Black where Will Smith asks, "When was your last CT scan?? You guys made me laugh right out loud. I "may" share these with DH, I may not because the minute we walk into a quilt shop the whining begins and he suddenly thinks we have to go to a restaurant because he is suddenly hungry. There are some restaurant suggestions here, that would be great, but showing those to him may shorten his starvation ritual to less than a minute!! Thanks for the laughter, we need all the laughing we can get.
Reader1 01/24/21 08:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Questions for Quilters

Being a quilter no doubt you've heard of this. But in case you or others following this thread have not heard of it click here National Quilt Museum Paducah KY Yes. We plan a trip in Sept-Oct from Ohio to Florida around the Gulf into Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri head into Kentucky. I showed DH the Nat'l Quilt Museum and that is a stop on the trip. He wasn't pleased, but is "willing". I am sure there will be whining, and complaining about wanting to leave to eat. I will just remind him of so many times in DC at the Air and Space Museum, which I have no interest in at all, and it will be fine.
Reader1 01/22/21 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel trailer necessities

Best ever advise I got starting RVing. Don't ever bring the wife to buy the necessities. You'll end having two plastic pink flamingo insisting it's a necessity. You got off cheap...... To my regret, I should have done that. I asked my wife to buy camping plates and utensils and she went to Norsdrom and bought China set with gold piping and trims. And she did not talk to me for 2 months (I consider that heaven) when I sarcastically asked if there is a wedding we will be going soon and showing her what a lightweight non breakable plate looks like. Ha!! When we purchase a new 5th wheel, or TT, about every 12-14 years, there is always a ruckus! I insist on buying new dishes (plastic, until this year I got Corelle instead), towels, glasses (plastic) because what we have do not match the new RV. DH sees no reason for these purchases. In one ear and out the other. :)
Reader1 01/22/21 08:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Travel trailer necessities

We stock the TT so that when we want to take it out we only need to add food and clothing. Kitchen - set of plastic (use to be called melmack) plates, bowls, small plates, silverware, knives, spatulas, towels, washcloths, pots, pans, storage containers with lids, paper products. Bathroom - hair dryer, curling iron, hair products, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, suntan lotion, first aid kit, towels, drop in's for toilet. (after dumping water, add water to toilet, flush and add drop ins, never let the tank stay dry.) Outside - chairs, hatchet, grill, hot dog sticks, games you like. I know I am missing things. Hiking boots stay there all summer, rain gear, flashlights
Reader1 01/22/21 08:40pm Beginning RVing
Questions for Quilters

Quilters - Have you ever worked on piecing quilts from your RV? We are planning some long trips and I am thinking about taking my sewing machine, little iron & ironing pad, cutting mat & rotary cutter, etc. I thought I would cut fabric for a quilt before leaving home, and just trim from the RV. I wouldn't sandwich the quilt nor do any quilting, but think I could piece on those days when the weather stops us from hiking and biking or when DH has to work. Also, what challenges have you faced, and other ideas about what I should take. Thanks ahead for the help.
Reader1 01/22/21 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you do?

We don't sit around campfires except when traveling with friends or it is fall camping and then only for a short time. Evenings we sit outside for awhile, talk about the day's events and the next day, and any topic. "Awhile" doesn't really last long because neither of us are good "sitters" and aren't good "relaxers." Normally we take a walk around the campground before heading into the camper. We play cards, have an evening snack. We are just 2 weeks short of 46 years of marriage and we just enjoy wherever we are. We never turn the TV on while camping either. We are strange ducks!
Reader1 01/10/21 09:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: August cammping

My son-in-law is planning his western trip for this summer and a lot of places are already booked. We live fairly close to a state park. The campground normally is fairly empty during the week in September and October but this year it was very busy and weekends were sold out all the way through the first couple weeks of November. We saw a lot of new campers and equally as many new tents and mostly we saw families having so much fun. YIKES! I think they are here to stay.
Reader1 01/03/21 03:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Busted!

SpeakEasy - I think your plan is a good one. While I feel bad that you have such a limited time to work this, there are two sides to every story. We live in a very small community that has NO zoning. Over the years, our little town has become very run down because of that. Our Mayor and Council (my DH is on council) are working on a plan that would create LIMITED zoning in order to bring our town back. A lot of the new requirements deal with rental properties that the owners do not paint etc. including fines. They want to require trash pick up for every property, or proof of trash removal. We want to establish a volunteer group of people that will paint, or clean up properties of senior citizens who can no longer do it themselves. There are other ideas dealing with junk cars etc, but nothing about RV's or boats that do not encroach on neighbors properties or hinder them. Not perfect but our town is beginning to look better already and we need this.I've lived next door to people who didn't give a dam how their property looked. The did absolutely no maintenance to the house in the 10 years they lived there. Yard was full of **** and unmowe'd. Never said a word about it but can't say I was disappointed when they moved. It took the person who bought it one whole summer to rectify the years of neglect. I hope you're not implying that my storage of my trailer in my driveway is equivalent to these folks..... -Speak Absolutely not. I was actually responding to those who say negative things constantly about people who are members of town or city council. They are often correct that some people are there just to promote themselves, but often people do this because they want the best for their community. I am sorry if you misunderstood.
Reader1 12/30/20 04:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is it a sin to modify an antique cast iron griddle?

I don't know if modifying a cast iron griddle is a sin. I found out many years ago that scrubbing a cast iron skillet is a major sin. Yikes! What a ruckus!!
Reader1 12/29/20 08:34pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Busted!

SpeakEasy - I think your plan is a good one. While I feel bad that you have such a limited time to work this, there are two sides to every story. We live in a very small community that has NO zoning. Over the years, our little town has become very run down because of that. Our Mayor and Council (my DH is on council) are working on a plan that would create LIMITED zoning in order to bring our town back. A lot of the new requirements deal with rental properties that the owners do not paint etc. including fines. They want to require trash pick up for every property, or proof of trash removal. We want to establish a volunteer group of people that will paint, or clean up properties of senior citizens who can no longer do it themselves. There are other ideas dealing with junk cars etc, but nothing about RV's or boats that do not encroach on neighbors properties or hinder them. Not perfect but our town is beginning to look better already and we need this.
Reader1 12/29/20 08:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Meds on the road.

We have mail prescriptions but nothing that needs refrigeration. We do get ours on a 90 day basis. Before we leave on a trip, no matter how long, I put daily meds in a container that separates by days for both of us. Most of our meds are taken once a day. One cannot be taken with the rest, and I keep that separate. It works well for us.
Reader1 12/29/20 07:13pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Murphy Bed Option

I don't know about a Lance. We bought a Mini Rockwood last year with a Murphy Bed downsizing from a 5th wheel. We love it!! There are just the two of us and because we have a Murphy our 21 ft. TT has a couch also. We fold back the couch and bring down the Murphy. It takes less than a minute. I checked before buying it to make sure our bed could be fully made with comforter before folding and it does. Our mini has so much room with the Murphy and it is as comfortable as any RV bed.
Reader1 12/29/20 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Thanks for that information. Have you checked out liquid Benadryl? It's supposed to get into your system faster. I am sorry but I have not. I have heard that it is suppose to work faster and purchased some but have not had to use it. The first time I was stung I ended up in the hospital and they used an IV. Since then I have been stung once and used the benedril immediately. I waited awhile, kept talking and started having hoarseness. I got the epi out and waited another couple minutes and it started getting better. I don't think I would do that again. As soon as the hoarseness started I should use the epi.
Reader1 11/11/20 06:33pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Glad to hear you are doing fine. I don't know anything about the wasp that stung you but I have a bee allergy. Please be careful. I have always been told that a second sting within 6 months could be a much more severe reaction. My protocol is to take 2 benedril immediately. If that does not work I have to use the epi. Epi's are life saving if benedril does not work, but also have risks involved. They can severely impact your heart which is why we have to call 911 if it is used. Best wishes!!
Reader1 11/11/20 12:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Cover or not to cover

We had a 5th wheel for 10 years. We covered it for 8 years before having a garage big enough to put it in. DH was careful to add padding to stress places so there was no rubbing in the wind. Our cover allowed him to check his "trap lines" for mice.
Reader1 10/18/20 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Camping along the Gulf Coast

Thank you all so much. Since writing the post we will not be able to make the trip this year. We are going to keep all this information!
Reader1 10/12/20 06:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Best Camping along the Gulf Coast

We are possibly planning a November trip to the Gulf Coast in November. Are there any State Parks, or camping along the Gulf Coast that you would recommend. We do not have any set destination in mind. Thanks for your help.
Reader1 10/10/20 08:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full Time For Six Months

I would love to hear more about your 6 months. My husband talks a lot about heading out for months and I am apprehensive. We have 4 grandchildren so that explains a lot. Ha!!
Reader1 09/27/20 04:06pm Full-time RVing
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