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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Glad to hear you are finally on the mend, Burch. My granddaughter and her Mom have been fighting sinus infections as well. And it is lasting more than 2 weeks. Hope you and the doggies get back to normal soon. I'll be leaving tomorrow. First trip is to Virginia, camping out with my kids in the mountains. Take care and safe travels to all. Dale
Scottiemom 05/12/22 06:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: Planning a trip to Alaska sometime 2023

Just get a passport/passport card. You've got time. Mostly, you need it to get back into the states. Dale
Scottiemom 05/10/22 06:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Good News

Winnie is so beautiful and such a great addition to your loving family. Also congrats on Sandy's knee surgery! My neighbor has his done in March and is doing well! Yay for modern medicine! I'm heading out Friday with Brendon. We are camping with my daughter's family in Virginia, then I am heading to Indiana for graduations! Dale
Scottiemom 05/10/22 06:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Popping Sound

Be careful. My sister and BIL were traveling when they heard a pop. Kept going, heard it again. They were traveling in cold weather and the furnace was on. The pop that made them stop was much louder and scarier. Turned out they had a faulty valve on their LP tank and when the furnace would try to light, it would pop. . . a little mini explosion at the tank. They had it checked out and the RV mechanic insisted they needed an entire tank, etc. They convinced my sister and BIL that these on board tanks had to be replaced every 10 years. Rubbish, I know, but they did. They rented a car and finished their trip and picked up the repaired RV on the way home. The upside is that it was fixed and still working properly. If you have a handheld gas detector, I would check around ALL your gas lines, etc. I have one that is a wand. Dale
Scottiemom 05/03/22 07:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I have wanted to upgrade my little 18-year old motorhome with a new(er) Coach House or Leisure Travel. Those are expensive to begin with, but now slightly used ones are selling for 10-20,000 more than people paid for them new. I am not going to jump on that bandwagon. I would pay a good reasonable price, but my little one is running fine. She only has 45,000 miles on her and last year made three trips from Florida to Indiana and at Thanksgiving pulled my trailer from Florida to Texas and back. I decided to have the awning fabric replaced as it was shot and I took off the cracked, peeling decals and put new ones on. She looks great again. And I do have a lot of interest in buying her. No wonder as she is 22' and gets about 13-15 mph. But I'm keeping her for now. Plan to do more camping in/around Florida from now on. But we are getting ready to leave in another week or so to head to Indiana again for graduations. I just had her at my mechanics and had a few maintenance items taken care of. My mechanic said they are just items that were wearing due to age. I'm glad he looks her over so good. Safe travels everyone! Dale
Scottiemom 04/29/22 06:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: BUCCANEER STATE PARK

We camped there several times pre-Katrina. It was totally destroyed by the hurricane and the water park as well. I think it took several years for them to rebuild, not sure if they wanted to. But they did eventually and it is a great place. Been there several times. They redesigned it, put the buildings up high so high water wouldn't cause as much damage. They eventually rebuilt the water park as well. Love it! It's easy in/out, sites are large and at an angle to facilitate backing in. We camped there in a 40' Phaeton with four slides. No problems with space. Dale
Scottiemom 04/28/22 05:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

They do look really great, Burch! Dale
Scottiemom 04/28/22 05:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

That sounds crazy, Burch. Get well soon. I was just at my son's (Melbourne) over the weekend. My granddaughter was complaining of sinus problems all weekend. And a sore throat and her ear hurt. She had recently had her tonsils out so it didn't seem to make sense that anything too much was going on. After I left, my son took her to urgent care. She has a fullblown sinus infection, swimmers ear and a "throat thing." The throat thing has been running rampant through kids the doctor said. Throat doesn't look inflamed but is sore. My other two grandkids had complained of that when they were here a few weeks ago. So now my granddaughter has 3 kinds of meds, steroids for the throat, antibiotics for the infection and drops for her ear. Tested negative for covid. Hope you get well quickly. No fun being sick. Dale
Scottiemom 04/27/22 07:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Need big collapsible bowl for salad for 4

Progressive makes several. I use them in my little motorhome. Look here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=progressive+collapsable+bowls&i=garden&crid=3M01OOU641I07&sprefix=progressive+collapsable+bowls%2Cgarden%2C104&ref=nb_sb_noss Dale
Scottiemom 04/22/22 05:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Battery tender & storage

I had battery disconnects on my two vehicles. When I left in the motorhome for more than a month, I throw the blade on the disconnect. When I return, I reconnect the blade switch. It has always worked on my two vehicles and they start right up. I recently replaced the one vehicle with a new Honda Odyssey. When I lifted the hood, I couldn't even see the battery, there is so much stuff screwed on top. So I asked my mechanic. He said not to use a disconnect because there is a small watch type battery that powers the ecm and if that were to go dead from the battery being disconnected, I would have nothing but problems with the battery vs the computer. He recommended a Schumacher 1.5A battery maintainer. I bought it and he installed it yesterday. It is forever mounted under my hood and the plug sticks up within easy reach of an extension cord. This device is specifically for vehicles left in storage and I am hoping it works as advertised. Dale
Scottiemom 04/19/22 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Belts on diesel pusher

Ours broke on our 2006 Phaeton as we drove up the ramp on I-12 north of NOLA. Bummer. Towed to a truck repair facility. They put a new one on, but it was the next day before they got it done. They had THREE people working on it, one above, one behind and one on the side. The belt didn't show signs of wear, it pulled apart at the seam. Dale
Scottiemom 04/19/22 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keeping fridge door open while in storage

When I leave my AZ home for the summer, I fill the refrigerator and freezer with crumpled up brown paper and keep the door shut after thoroughly cleaning and drying it. Been doing it for years. Leaving the door open when it's hot (I leave the A/C on 88 degrees F) can dry out the gasket if the door is left open. In my RV I leave my refrigerator running all the time but if I were to leave it off, I'd do the same. This works. I tried various things with the fridge in my Texas room. I used the clamps to keep it open and it warped the gasket. So then I just left the door open all the way and it warped the door a bit. Found drying out the fridge really well and closing the door worked. I added crumbled up newspaper to catch any residual moisture, but this works great and keeps the door in the proper position to avoid warping or gasket problems. Dale
Scottiemom 04/15/22 04:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Simple RVing recipes

Camping World has a 5 ingredient cookbook for campers on their shelves. I've seen it in several of their stores. Also available on Amazon. Dale
Scottiemom 04/01/22 07:00am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I've been doing some work on my little motorhome. I bought a rubber wheel and took the decals off. That went well. Then I ordered new decals. They are exactly like the old ones, including size, etc. I haven't put them on yet. The stripes on the motorhome were still good after all these years. It was the manufacturer logos that were cracked and peeling. I would leave them off, but you can see the shadow. I also had new fabric put on the awning. The other was shot and we had taped it up thinking we would never do anything else, but I have wanted the awning a time or two in this hot Florida sun, so I had that done. She looks about new now! Hope all are doing well. Dale
Scottiemom 03/25/22 05:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: B+ motorhomes

Moving right along. . . MinnieMee is certainly shaping up. Her decals are removed, the spare tire is mounted back with a new tire cover and she got a good wash last week. Today guys are coming to replace the awning fabric. The awning still works great, but the fabric is shot. It was delaminating and Terry and I kept it in place with white awning tape. It actually works, but it is stretched, etc., and I want to be able to use it by myself. Then when the weather warms up I hope to be able to get those new decals on. Whoo Hoo! She will soon be ready for camping season! Dale
Scottiemom 03/17/22 06:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: pie day?

My structural engineer retired on 03/14/16 in awe of PI. He rounded it a bit. :B
Scottiemom 03/15/22 06:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Expert Fuel Pump Opinions Needed!

We bought an 8-year old coach in 2012 that had sat for I think 2 years. We were able to drive it home and then had our mechanic go through it because we wanted to take it to Alaska. He changed all the belts, hoses, fluids and filters. Gave it back to us and said. . . "I didn't change the fuel filter/pump because I would have had to drop the gas tank and didn't think you'd want me to do that." Okay. Shakedown cruise went great. Second time out, lost the fuel pump. Fortunately were close to a truck repair place and they ordered the pump and filter and dropped the drivetrain and fixed her all up. The gas that had been in it, was not treated when she was made to sit, so that was the culprit. We had the tank drained and cleaned out while they had it out. Once done, put in all new fuel and all was good. She went to Alaska and back and now, 9 years later I am still using her. Dale
Scottiemom 03/13/22 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: Where did you get THAT?

Perfectly duplicated decals for my 2004 R-Vision Trail-lite. The old ones were cracked and peeling and really detracted from the otherwise great looking coach. Getting ready to put them on once this cold front moves out. She'll look almost new then! Dale
Scottiemom 03/13/22 07:27am RV Lifestyle
RE: Zion in winter, the good, the bad and the ugly!

Glad you had (relatively) quick access to medical care. When my son broke his arm in Kaibab national forest it was 3 hours to the ER in Kenab. That's why I now carry several first aid kits, a large one in the trailer, a medium one in the truck and a compact one for the kayaks. Thanks for this note. I carry stuff in my motorhome, but don't have a "kit" to carry. I recently added an E-bike for adventures and I think a kit will find its way into the saddlebags! Good suggestion! Dale
Scottiemom 03/11/22 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Zion in winter, the good, the bad and the ugly!

Wow, what an adventure. Tell Jeanne I'm thinking of her, but she should heal fine. I was bitten in the face by a dog once and his "fang" went in my lip just under my nose and out the bottom, so my lip could be splayed out much like Jeanne's. I didn't have a plastic surgeon, the ER doc thought he could do it and he stitched it up much like Jeanne's. My repair looks just like hers. It healed beautifully and the scar is in the "dimple" of my upper lip, so the only time you can actually see it is when I stretch my lip to reveal the very faint line. So sorry this happened, but be thankful it wasn't a head injury, like falling and hitting a rock, etc. She will heal. They ended up leaving my stitches in a few days longer and you cannot tell I was even injured. I had torn flesh on my nose, which they didn't stitch and punctures in my cheek, but it has all healed beautifully. She will soon be ready for your next adventure! Dale
Scottiemom 03/11/22 06:39am General RVing Issues
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