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RE: Gray water dump

You can indeed dump gray water on the ground if you are somewhere it is allowed. Most campgrounds prohibit it because if everyone did that the ground could indeed become polluted with chemicals, cooking grease, food particles from dirty dishes,etc. and the smell would be horrible. If gray water sits in the tank it smells almost as bad as the black tank. We have never dumped on the ground anywhere except at home where we have a few hundred acres to do so away from the well and creeks.
sowego 04/19/14 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Day/night shades

For everyone but the OP who obviously wants a change, and I don't blame them FYI on day/night shades: *be sure heavy duty cord is used not the lighter weight stuff *the proper tension will make the string last. The shade should go up and down easy enough to not pull hard but tight enough they don't fall down. *I was told by one RV tech...always use 2 hands to operate them to avoid stressing one side more than the other OP: our best option: Mini blinds and other blinds available from retailers are ok but we have an old fashioned idea...curtains! A light weight semi-sheer layer using a tension rod within the valance will give you privacy during the day then a heavier layer will add insulation and privacy at night. If the valance is deep enough 2 tension rods with curtains will fit up there once the shade is removed. The best thing is curtains are much easier to clean than shades of any kind. Even with regular dusting and a yearly washing shades are hard to keep clean. Day night shades grab and hold dust like crazy. Curtains can be taken down to wash them as often as desired. The only downside to these types of window coverings...you will have to make them yourself of find someone else to do it because the sizes you will need aren't available ready-made.
sowego 04/19/14 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it Just Me?? (Campground Websites... Or Lack Thereof)

Just because a campground doesn't have a good website doesn't mean they are worthless. Some bad campgrounds have websites! No matter how we find a campground one can never know 100% for sure that the experience will be 100% positive. Reviews are nice but not everyone responds with their positive or negative opinions.
sowego 04/17/14 08:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Dolly,trailer or tow?

Go to Remco Indutries or Blue Ox websites to see if your rig can be towed 4 down/find an RV dealership that sells those products. Some model years of certain makes are not towable 4 down. Also, check your owner's manual...it should tell you if it is towable and the recommended method/what you have to do to make that possible. Do that 1st and you'll know which method is possible rather that decide which you want to do.
sowego 04/17/14 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: where is spring?

It will be spring the day before summer! For us this off and on snow/rain is normal for spring. It's water so we aren't complaining. After so many years of desperate drought situations...this is great. Cheer up...go out camping anyway! All to soon it will be hot and dry...then we'll all be complaining about the heat and bugs!
sowego 04/16/14 08:21am Around the Campfire
RE: walmart

Its always best to call each store and talk to the store manager...only then will you know the truth.
sowego 04/16/14 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Clean water

We use the proper white water hose but we don't drink "where ever we happen to be/local" water or tank water. Even with 2 filters...we've gotten sick or just sick of the taste of water in certain areas. We always buy drinking water and use the faucet & tank water for showers and toilet.
sowego 04/16/14 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Life in the slow lane...

I hope I figured out how to do a clickable link... Visit...www.wagonteamster.com This site shows the travels of a guy who is on his 5th trip around the country with his wagon and teams of horses. Start with trip 1 to see all that they have been through
sowego 04/16/14 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping stuff from sliding on countertop?

Many people do use velcro or museum/earth quake sticky stuff, even rug grippers. I know lots of folks will say they've traveled or years and nothing moved but...during a hard stop/emergency/accidents/pot hole anything that is not bolted down can go airborne and be a deadly missile. If you don't mind the idea of that coffee pot or canister heading for your head or the windshield...go for it. We even put a seat belt on our dog so he was safe in case of a mishap. We put all loose items in a cabinet, the closet or the shower before rolling.
sowego 04/16/14 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: How cold should I expect?

2 way units do take a while to cool. We always put it on electric and let it take its time. So plan ahead and turn it on the day before you need it. You can speed up that cool down time by loading the whole unit with ice. If you are expecting the temp to be down to normal operating temps within a short time your expectations are unrealistic. It takes as long as it takes. We always give ours 6-8 hours minimum before we started to load
sowego 04/13/14 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you carry for protection?

We sometimes stay at military base campgrounds so we don't keep more onbooard than the attack kitty and nippy Auzzie! However if we decide we won't be on base during a trip..."whatever we decide to take along"!
sowego 04/10/14 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Today's Ben & Jerry's free cone day

That would have been great...problem is our nearest Ben & Jerry's is a 4 hour drive away then 4 hours back!
sowego 04/09/14 01:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: I've Got DUST

Check all roof vents, around entry door, and yes the slide. Dust will enter any and all openings. The bad part is dust can also come in through the window weep holes. The only way to slow that down is to put plugs in the outside in the weep holes when in storage and remove when you are ready to travel. But dust and water can also come in around the seam between the window that does not slide where it meets the sliding side and all around the slider too, especially in the track. We have dust big time too out in the country and when we get 60+ mph winds it can be like a dust storm. All we do is just keep cleaning. We found trying to seal off the windows better didn't help 100% and was a pain so we just vacuum out the window tracks and everything else often. Before we take a trip we spend a several days cleaning, loading and going over all the systems to be sure everything is working ok.
sowego 04/09/14 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: road to avoid

I would have to get out and walk!
sowego 04/05/14 06:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: cook were orginizing

It's quite simple...any soft item can be used to layer in-between the pans--spare kitchen towels, pot holders, rubber no skid material, foam packing material, etc. I use the kitchen towels and stuff pot holders in-between, works great, is simple and nothing extra to buy. This does mean pots and pans should be stored flat in a drawer or in a cabinet,not hung from a wall. Anything on a wall will move around, damage the wall and of course make noise. In a non-rolling house hanging pots is possible, but not while moving.
sowego 04/04/14 08:06am RV Lifestyle
RE: Where are we 2014?

Wadcutter...that's one whale of a water slide however, I have no clue where it could be...thanks for sharing though!
sowego 04/04/14 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Interstate Bathroom....er....etiquette

I've never pondered such a situation. I don't know what we'd do, guess we'd decide at that moment.
sowego 04/02/14 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where are we 2014?

Ok, we have been looking at places and things. This the reverse. You are now looking out of what, where? Look at the people in the background and if you have been there, you will remember. Also look at the ceiling. http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj546/BigCameraGuy/ATT00017.jpg width=600 Yup, have been "up" there. I believe this is at the top of the arch in St. Louis, MO. If you haven't been up there, its an interesting ride up and down and not at all as scary as I thought it would be.
sowego 04/02/14 05:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Warning -- fiberglass

Thanks a good one thanks for sharing. I have another: Our local radio station posted an article on their website. It seems their online folks were so popular that a station from Orlando, FL bought them, will keep a few folks in the local office station for interviews, weather, etc. but the rest of the crew would be moving to Orlando to broadcast nation-wide. It got some folks...in the fine print at the bottom of the page, that not everyone read, told the truth..."April Fools". Of course I didn't bite, I knew it wasn't true but it was an interesting way to start the day!
sowego 04/02/14 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: US Navy::::::

I think the sailor should have told the tern..."ok, if you insist on sitting on the handle then you take your turn sweeping. After all one good tern and a sailor taking his turn...two times the work.
sowego 04/01/14 10:34am Around the Campfire
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