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RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

When we were looking for a electric blanket for winter outings, we picked up (2) smaller insulated blankets under the bottom sheet instead. That's all we need. We velcro'd them to keep them from sliding around under the sheet, but they work well for us.
Trekkar 12/01/19 09:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Big Bend

We were there last February in the Chisos campground. (Small rigs only.) Temperate days, cool nights. We'll be back!
Trekkar 11/17/19 06:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Install cassette toilet, use black tank for grey water??

All of those solutions would work.....but not the way I want. Dumping the grey water is never an issue as most places I stay allow grey water to be dumped on the ground or in the woods. I rarely use the camper at campgrounds. Mostly at Cowboy Action events, motorcycle events or other events. I can not mix grey and black and then dump on the ground. So I will still need to find a dump station. The cassette toilet lets me dump onto a ports potty or gas station bathroom. Convenient. And. I can use the cassette toilet on my boat and when I’m using my rooftop tent. My main concern is how well a cassette toilet works in an RV...Oder? Ease of use? Etc... We've used a cassette toilet for over a year. Smell has not been an issue in the rig.
Trekkar 11/06/19 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: That time of year

Rig is winterized, but dry camping season is in full swing. Snow shoes are ready!
Trekkar 11/04/19 05:06am Travel Trailers
RE: More campers than parks

The solution actually is to improve the campsites in USFS, USDA and Army Corp of Engineer properties. These campgrounds are never full and there is a reason -- it's just a dirt road -- primitive toilet if ever there is one, water (sometimes) and electric hook ups (non-existent). But then again, it might never happen in the very near future. The current administration would rather give and open these up to logging, oil and mineral interests. That's exactly why I prefer these campgrounds! I have a toilet in both my RVs, I don't need or want hookups, and the dirt roads just make it less populated by folks afraid of a pebble scratch on their prius. :) This time of year, I can always find a campsite. X2. I don't want these types of improvements either. Many times when this happens, the parks are turned over to private contractors, and they mess it up. Also, one of the reasons folks stay full time in parks is because of no lower cost housing being available.
Trekkar 11/02/19 07:06am General RVing Issues
RE: RoadTrek 200

We also moved from a Class A to a Class B. We have a 2001 Roadtrek 190, which is considerably smaller than the newer Sprinter-sized rigs. For us, it's just right. The best thing for us is the spontaneity it allows. We drive it as a second vehicle as well as RV, so it gets used all the time. No more needing reservations, as we can go anywhere, park anywhere, and stay at any sized campsite. The only caveat I've heard about so far is multiple days at one site. If you travel and want to return, you'll want to put out some type of marker to save your site. Hope you find what you want soon!
Trekkar 10/30/19 08:20am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Last Post, DW has died

It's hard when you get to the dark times. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
Trekkar 10/27/19 04:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

Lower-income people, retired or otherwise, will ALWAYS be able to afford LESS. Just imagine how expensive the essentials are for low-income people, compared to how cheap these same essentials are for high-income people. It's even more striking the older you get. I'm all for giving senior citizens a break. X2. Some of us older folks have waited UNTIL retirement to enjoy the outdoor gems. (Planned discounts!) Now you think it's fine to remove or minimize them? Nice! :(
Trekkar 10/22/19 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

to us eating is a necessity, not an experience. our expectations are adjusted accordingly. the “fanciest” place we go to is Olive Garden.Good food is a joy, and I mourn for your loss. Good food IS a joy - but some of us live where it simply doesn't exist without a long drive to a big city. Our Mom-and-Pop restaurants want to throw everything in a deep fryer because it's fast and easy. Bleagh. I can eat "healthier" at McDonalds.This is very true. We have some good restaurants to choose from, but none in town closest to where we live. And lots of franchises in Kansas City, but still lots of good locally owned dining establishments that are worth driving to. One of the best times we had was driving down the PCH and sampling all the varieties of clam chowder available in all the little restaurants. Hard to believe such a simple dish can have so many taste variations. All pretty good, and some just plain outstanding. Yum yum. Kind of like driving around down in Louisiana and sampling all the types of gumbo. I agree. I find cooking our own food with natural ingredients to be a joy. With the availability of thousands of different recipes on the 'Net, you could literally never have a repeat meal. That said, one of the perks of travel on the Blue Highways is being able to find good, local restaurants in the smaller communities. They are still out there. Take a look at how many restaurant chains have gone under because they are all the same.
Trekkar 10/19/19 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Elkhart IN Show

300+ units from multiple dealers. Entrance also includes the MH Hall of Fame, which is a nice tour. X2 on Das Essenhaus!
Trekkar 10/18/19 07:14am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: I want something different!

When you travel the country, why not try the local foods? Small, mom/pop places are often hidden gems for 'something different'. The same goes for cooking yourself. Buy local ingredients and try something different. There are many recipe sites out there to give you ideas. Cook it outdoors; it normally tastes better anyway!
Trekkar 10/18/19 07:07am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Lol, the best thread ever. Campgrounds that are so full of smoke they look like a fogbank? Where the hell are some of you folks camping? Hyperbole is wasted on you Helots!;)
Trekkar 10/11/19 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

No Campfires..........PLEASE post those CGs Call them out We should start an ongoing list that gets updated frequently That way I can pick which ones I will partonize cause I hate campfires! Not so much hate them.....it's just there are MORE & More inept campers that do NOT know how to have a campfire. They think smoldering/smokey is good vs an actual fire And then they go inside! YEAH.CGs with NO Campfires. I like the concept x2. I have always enjoyed campfires, but as fewer and fewer campers know HOW to have a campfire, it pretty much ruins it. A campground that looks like a fogbank just ain't gettin' it.
Trekkar 10/10/19 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Well... I see a new trend

This has been happening right along, and some YTubers tell you right up front that they've gotten the items free. Many times you can at least see how they install them.
Trekkar 10/05/19 07:57am Technology Corner
RE: What do you want in a campground?

I don't rely on where I'm going to sleep to have too much determination on where I travel. In a campground of 200, how many sites can realistically be situated along the best view/water/ whatever? I prefer to hike or drive to the destination and NOT see RV's there. THEN go back to the campsite. (Of course most of our travel is dispersed camping or rustic.)
Trekkar 10/02/19 12:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: GM Strike

My early years were in a union. Later, as a supplier rep to the auto industry, I saw first-hand how the union folks and management worked together. (much friction) Even now, the automakers have a hard time making timely improvement decisions because of union worker fear of losing jobs, or just plain obstinacy. I don't believe it was a good decision to bail out the automakers. (Ford received no bail out) Had they gone through bankruptcy like any normal failing business, they could have restructured as more efficient organizations.
Trekkar 09/26/19 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: I-94 through Chicago

What is your destination? Are you stopping in Chicago, or just passing through?
Trekkar 09/21/19 07:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Down to Road trek?

I don't believe you mentioned the length of time you spent on the road per trip. We have been comfortable in our "quirky" (aka innovative) Roadtrek for everything from multiple-week trips to daily trips. We go much more now because it takes no time to get ready. Fire up the fridge, figure out the cloths and go. Just got back from a music festival. It works great for taking a break, meals, bathroom stops, etc. As I stated earlier, it works well for us, but make sure you have a bed that fits you.
Trekkar 09/16/19 07:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Trekking poles

Trek poles are great. We use them all the time, as we hike various terrains. As said earlier, get a good pair with comfortable hand grips. Enjoy the trails!
Trekkar 09/16/19 07:25am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Road Trek MPG

I drive ours as a second vehicle. We average between 14-15 mpg.
Trekkar 09/15/19 06:43am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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