Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'CavemanCharlie' found 286 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 15  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Floor plan: Front Bathroom, Middle Kitchen, Rear Lounge

I've seen similar postings, but not the same layout. We have been looking for a small, less than 24ft travel trailer, floor plan which has the bathroom at the front, the kitchen in the middle and the living/bed area at the back. Most every manufacturer has a queen bed in the front with a small variation of the rest of the layout in the back; bath, bunks, etc. There will just be the two of us travelling the states. Here is why would like this plan: 1. The living area is at the back of the trailer with lots of windows. 2. The sofas are opposite each other for conversation. 3. The entertainment centre is at the back with easy viewing from either sofa. 4. The entertainment centre could be a pop-up, or wall mounted unit depending on the need for a rear window. 5. The Free Standing Table may be used inside or taken outside and used with the exterior camp kitchen. 6. The large pantry remains. 7. There is now a good sized food preparation area between the cooktop and the refrigerator. 8. There is a desk beside the door for laptop use. ( or where things can be placed as they are moved from the main kitchen to the camp kitchen.) 9. There is a linen closet beside the door that can be used for coats and shoes. 10. The microwave could go under the cooktop instead of an oven. 11. An awning is not interrupted by a slide and could go over top of the outdoor camp kitchen as well. 12. Outdoor shower and plumbing could be placed at the linen cabinet beside the shower. 13. The kitchen sink, stove, and refrigerator area could be flipped to keep the plumbing closer together. 14. Lots of overhead cupboard space. 15. Roof could be pre-wired to mount at least four solar panels (26” by 56” ea 195W?). and most of all 16. Easy to get in and out of older campsites! Here is a photoshopped Coachmen Freedom Express 19RBS floor plan that illustrates what we are looking for. Has anyone ever seen such a plan? Comments? https://www.lethbridgefx.com/img/192RBSCustom.png I like it. I could use something like that too.
CavemanCharlie 03/24/20 04:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water damage under shower.

Don't panic. It's hard to tell what you mean but, first, fix the leak ! Then dry the floor. If the only place that got wet is under the shower, the shower floor is still firm, and the rest of the camper floor is still solid then I would not worry about it. But, that's just me. Little things happen. I don't worry about them.
CavemanCharlie 03/22/20 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery maintenance questions

Weekly is to much. A few times a year is good. How often do you check the water level in your car battery ?
CavemanCharlie 03/22/20 07:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: New rv's

I am not sure that the new ones are any less Ugly then the old ones. I think people that flunk out of interior design school go to work for RV companies. A few years ago I checked out a Travel Trailer that looked good on the outside but the interior upholstery was PINK !! I ran away from that one barfing as I went. Actually the one I have now is Blue, I'm not really happy with that upholstery color either but, you have to accept some things when you purchase used.
CavemanCharlie 03/22/20 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Impact of Coronavirus on Parks?

Minnesota just announced that they plan to keep the State Parks open. (At least for now.) But, the visitor centers will be closed, no large groups or parties allowed, and everything ; like reservations; is going to be done remotely by phone or internet. (No one is going to be in the offices at the parks) MODERATOR'S EDIT: Per the site Admin's request, I am closing all COVID-19 threads and directing future comments to one thread in Around the Campfire. 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS
CavemanCharlie 03/18/20 04:37pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Impact of Coronavirus on Parks?

I found this. I have no idea how accurate it is: https://www.campendium.com/camping/covid-19-state-by-state-campground-closures-responses/?fbclid=IwAR1nGYfQo72COLSEVz_7NiCSncj-N2BjyEGiewWybE26WdnBpFoxGpmCOE8
CavemanCharlie 03/15/20 03:49pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: FL state parks open events canceled

All these cancellations and bans are designed to NOT overwhelm the hospitals with sick people: if a hospital has 40 ventilators, and 50 people need them - then what? Do YOU want to pick who is liable to die? One point that is being missed by many is healthcare staffing. My wife and I both work in healthcare, at different hospitals in our area. We also have school-age children. I am part of EP planning at my hospital and have been to all the meetings discussing this. 40% of the hospital staff has school-age children without alternate childcare i.e. they are staying home with schools closing. In your example, 25 of the ventilators will likely sit unused because half of the ICU is closed due to staffing shortages. Working in healthcare is different than working for Google, Nursing and RT can't work remotely from home. And healthcare employees are knowledgeable enough about this they aren't sending their kids to Grandma's. I have been thinking about that for some time. I know they would never do this. But,,, if we assume everyone is going to get sick wouldn't it be best to take volunteers from the health care workers and expose them to the virus right away ? Then they could get over it be able to help others.
CavemanCharlie 03/14/20 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

They are closing parks now. Hopefully it will all blow over before we get into later summer camping season. I'm not so sure. I wish I was. It might end up being a year to stay at home and camp in the yard.
CavemanCharlie 03/12/20 08:24pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

The rest of the RV is not what I'm looking for but, to each their own. It wasn't what I had in mind either but I've reconsidered. I want a small TH yet be able to haul SxS. Then I saw this and though ehhh leave the SxS at home and now will be able to haul my dual sport motorcycle in there instead of the pickup. Occasionally in travel mode I see an area I want to explore so why take the truck. Then there's the whole ordeal of unhooking the truck to unload the bike. The one thing that is a turnoff is water capacity is a bit small for the boondocking I do. My TT also has a smaller water capacity then I would like. I fill up a couple of 5 gallon jugs of fresh water and haul them in the back of the pickup. It helps in 2 ways. First I have more water. And , second, I have more weight being hauled in the pickup where I have more capacity anyway. Plus, it doesn't slosh around as much. (Um, I guess that's three isn't it.)
CavemanCharlie 03/12/20 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

I think my mom has a black and white picture of me probably less than a year old being bathed in the kitchen sink at my Great Aunts farmhouse. That was the normal way to do it. Who ever heard of a baby bathtub? I still know moms that bath the baby in the kitchen sink. What is wrong with that? You really want to freak out. I sometimes go swimming in the lake and don't take a shower afterwards !!! (I have friends that go out of their minds over that.) In fact, I only wash my swimsuit about once a year !!! Let the comments begin.
CavemanCharlie 03/12/20 08:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spittoon? in a shower Wolf Pup camper

I really don't see anything wrong with that compromise. RV's are small and you have to get creative with where you are going to put things. That sink is out of the way and gets the job done. The rest of the RV is not what I'm looking for but, to each their own.
CavemanCharlie 03/11/20 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: killer air conditioner

I know that you said you are not rich. Neither am I. But, you should probably have a electrician come out and check to see what the problem is. Tell him that you want a diagnosis and a estimate but not a repair until you think about it and save up some money. You will still have to pay him some money for this of course. Not just because of the threat of fire but, you don't want to give your family a electric shock either !! Or worse. It's a regular system just like in a house. You do not need to have a RV place take a look at it. In fact, most RV places don't have a licensed electrician around anyway. If the first electrician you call says that he can't do it, then call another. Sooner or later you will find one that will at least give you a diagnosis and a estimate.
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where's the bypass for the water heater?

Does every water heater have a bypass? Seems like an easy way to save manufacturing cost by not supplying one? My water heater does not have a bypass. I think that because it is mounted under the bed where it is difficult to access they thought it was not needed. I wish it did have one it sure would make life easier. I could add one but, I'm afraid to mess with the plumbing on my 27 year old TT. It still has the original water heater. Which still has, what looks like, the original anode rod screwed into the back of it. I'm afraid to try and screw it out. I must ask, How are you draining the WH without ever removing the anode rod ? It's 27 yrs old so something is working. Lol The anode rod on this water heater is on the back of it and not even on the bottom !! It's screwed in about half way up. There is a drain for the tank on the bottom of the camper that is plumbed into the bottom of the water heater right where the lower water line hooks up. It looks like a standard RV water heater but, I haven't seen one with this configuration before.
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone lose a set of keys

f you lost a set, please PM me and I'll get them back to you. What if the person is not an RV.NET member? You should turn them over to local authorities. If the rest area has an attendant it would have been best to give it to them. Around here the local authorities would just take them, throw them in a drawer somewhere and forget about them. If you do lose your keys and show up at the PD looking for them it all depends on if the guy working behind the desk is the same one who took possession of the keys. If not you are out of luck. A couple of times a year they dump the drawer in the garbage.
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

While a Dr's note may be the preferred action for many from the local sawbones, most rv types likely (and especially the retired folks) are not worried about that. Being forgiven a day away from the office is much less important than being free of the virus. Maybe I am being overtly wrong, but, avoiding the virus altogether, is more important than attending a minor gathering of forgotten Jimmy Buffet, (or, insert group here) fans, other non necessary group fans or wannabee types here. I just don't see the Dr's note helping RV'ers. We tend to be a splinter group that the rest of society tends to forget. Embrace your solitude. But, what about the lost income ? Those forgotten Jimmy Buffet fans spend money when they come to town. If everyone stays home (when they are not sick) and avoids events then there are going to be people that will loose there lively hoods. Along with businesses avoiding expansion, or even going broke. Then those people with less money to spend are more likely to get sick with what ever bug comes along the next time. And, a lot of people can not afford to take a few days (much less 14 days) off from work. What if your job is Fire person or Police person ? What if you are out camping and need the police and they can not come to help because they are understaffed ? If this expands to be a big thing (And that is still a if.) then they will close the parks. Where are the RV'ers going to go when everything is closed ? I'm not in a panic and I'm continuing on with my life as usual. Well,, maybe I am actually spending a little more time out and about then what I usually do at this time of year. I do think that everyone should, at least, consider the fact that it could be a boring spring until this thing blows over. I find myself wishing that it would have all happened earlier in the winter. Then by now everyone would have had it and it would all be winding down. Oh well, wishing for a thing does not make it so.
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 07:02pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: killer air conditioner

I wish I could help but, I am way to far away. Sorry
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 10:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Where's the bypass for the water heater?

Does every water heater have a bypass? Seems like an easy way to save manufacturing cost by not supplying one? My water heater does not have a bypass. I think that because it is mounted under the bed where it is difficult to access they thought it was not needed. I wish it did have one it sure would make life easier. I could add one but, I'm afraid to mess with the plumbing on my 27 year old TT. It still has the original water heater. Which still has, what looks like, the original anode rod screwed into the back of it. I'm afraid to try and screw it out.
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Am I being greedy?

You are not being greedy. You are getting screwed.
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

I don't have a answer to those of you who full time or travel a lot. Since I live in the country miles from anywhere I always have a large supply of the things I need on hand to keep me going for a couple of weeks. I am just a weekend camper that sticks close to me home in SW MN. I am most worried that they may close the parks that I go camping at. And, about the time they do that will be the same time that spring gets here and I want to go camping. They could also suspend or cancel the small, cheap, or free, summer concerts that I go to in my area. Besides being a drag because I would like to go to them it would also be a big expensive hit on local business who rely on that income to make it through the year. Local places like the Arnold's Park Amusement Park would be hit really hard too if they had to close .
CavemanCharlie 03/10/20 10:17am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Traveling with a tailbone injury

I realize that this may not be the answer you are looking for but, why not just stay closer to home ??? Most people think that they have to go along ways to have fun and adventure but, I bet there is a lot of it close to you. People from the west go to the east and people from the east go to the west. No one realizes the fun stuff going on right around them.
CavemanCharlie 03/06/20 04:24pm Travel Trailers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 15  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.