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RE: What I like about tent camping

The last tent I slept in it was Olive Drab color; never again. P.S. you might have to be a vet to understand :-) ...Or a veteran's wife. Thank you for your service.
Reader1 11/29/21 01:01pm Tent Camping
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

We have always kept our vehicles in top condition. But we have also kept each one over 10 years. It has never been a problem for us, we have never been asked the age of our camper. Granted we prefer to stay at State and National Parks and have less than no interest in staying at Resorts. Please do not let this type of thing end your traveling and making memories with your travels.
Reader1 11/12/21 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: What I like about tent camping

My husband, son, son-in-law and grandson love tent camping together. Each year they go for a weekend in January for a winter camp and sometimes hunt. Our first summer trip after we were married we traveled about 600 miles on a motorcycle and camped throughout the trip. The following year we were going to tent camp and I decided to wash the tent before we used rained and you know how that ended. My last experience was when we hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up. There is a campground about halfway down. I now stay home when they tent camp. Yikes!!
Reader1 11/12/21 08:23pm Tent Camping
RE: RV Dealers think new campers are junk

I read the article. Dealers are complicit in the problem. The article stated that dealers know which brands have less problems. They do not disclose that information to buyers. I have no sympathy for the dealers having to deal with the issues as long as they don't disclose information that they have.
Reader1 09/29/21 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Dealers think new campers are junk

We have noticed the lack of quality control for many years so it is good that dealers are finally admitting what we all know. We were lucky some of the time and some of the time we weren't. The oddest thing was the mice that came in our brand new Cougar 5th wheel before we even put anything in it. All the holes that were drilled for electric and water were several inches too big and never caulked. We had a super highway for critters before DH caulked them all!
Reader1 09/28/21 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

We just always close the shades at night in the camper. The only lights that bug me is the blue light on the water pump and the microwave light that flashes because I never set the time. I hope I never leave the kitchen area shades open because someone might get upset because of the flashing light inside our camper. Joking!!
Reader1 09/26/21 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

When we go to Nat'l parks we pack a lunch each day. Before leaving home, I go to our local meat market and get turkey, roast beef, cheese, ham etc. for sandwiches. We put one sandwich "fixing" in zip lock bags, mark them with our name and freeze. When we make sandwiches before heading out hiking we put the sandwiches together. The frozen part helps keep everything cold.
Reader1 06/24/21 02:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Check in/out timing...

We have never had someone not leave on time, we did have someone on our site because they liked it better and just took the already registered to us site. We did not say anything to them and let the campground managers deal with it. The people were very nasty, we stayed out of the way while they moved. Another time check-out time was 1:00. We decided that morning that we would leave around 12:30. Around 10:00 a vehicle and camper parked on the road in front of our site. They asked us when we were leaving. When we told them, they said we needed to leave because they were ready for our site. We told them we were sorry and went for our bike ride. They got their chairs out and just sat facing our camper. I think we ended up leaving around 11:30. I just got tired of all their drama.
Reader1 06/18/21 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: 16% Road incline!

Information please on 17?? My daughter son-in-law and grands will be driving from Arizona to Utah on 17 beginning very early Wednesday morning. Thanks in advance!!
Reader1 06/14/21 02:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Back before cellphones

I don't know how people enjoyed the RVing lifestyle before cellphones. How did you do the research required for multi month trips involving thousands of miles with all of the complications of weather delays & mechanical issues thrown into the mix? Today is easy. The basic route is plotted out. CGs are found on the fly, usually making a same day reservation a few hours from the dtination. We relied on AAA. One trip we were gone for a month but did the same no matter how long our trip was. We planned it all out, utilized the library and then went to AAA. We gave them our itinerary and they gave us our "trip tix" that mapped out every road we would be on. We had travel books and camp books from AAA and made reservations from those. We thought it was simple
Reader1 06/09/21 08:19pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Back before cellphones

We both use tech a lot, but I half the time do not know where my phone is. I think it do it intentionally...I am not married to a phone. I know this winter when DH was in the hospital, I could send updates so easily so I do appreciate it. I hope families with children still to fun things together, play board games, ride bikes, camp, and shut down the tech each day for those times. The importance of family time for children can never be overstated.
Reader1 06/09/21 08:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Campers helping campers

I posted several months ago asking if I had trouble backing our camper would neighbor campers possibly assist. I had such positive comments I was in tears. The gist is that almost everyone will help, but some might need to be asked so that they know I needed the help. My husband was hospitalized and in a rehabilitation center after developing Guillain Barre Syndrome February through March. I knew as the weather warmed camping would be best for his recovery. While his paralysis improved I thought about camping as soon as he could handle the steps and knew my backing skills are absolutely horrible. We have not camped yet due to out patient therapy, but his progress has been incredible so he will be able to drive and back when we go in a few weeks. Thanks everyone for their responses.
Reader1 06/09/21 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Train vs Motorhome

Why is it that so many vehicles run fine until they get on tracks then decide to stall? Are the aliens playing games with us? Depending on the railroad crossing, it may be that it got high-pointed on the tracks, rather than having the engine stall. That's one possible explanation. There is one RR crossing where I grew up that I would never try to cross with a MH because of the very real possibility it could high point. Sharp rise to the tracks, on both sides. We have one of those near where we live, I go very very slowly over it, been good on not hearing anything dragging. Just today I saw a MH & toad pulled over after going over... I think he had bottomed out. Mike Many years ago before DH flipped the axle on the TT every time we would go into Geneva, Ohio he would go really slow and try to find the best spot to go over RR tracks, cross them, stop and I would jump out. He would pull into the Winery that is right near the tracks, I would run out and get the cover for the thing that holds the dump hoses and put it back on. Then we would decide if we would go into the winery or not.
Reader1 06/07/21 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Our SIL and DD were pulling their TT. A deer ran out in front of them and he jerked the steering wheel, the deer hit the passenger side, the truck and trailer also rolled over. They were not going very fast. Both were totaled. Once a TT is on it's side the structural integrity is not the same.
Reader1 05/28/21 08:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

We kept the 5er and the TT down when traveling. It keeps the sun out and when we stop it is not so obvious we are not in it.
Reader1 05/17/21 08:03pm General RVing Issues
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