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RE: Stimulus Payment Questions

Do you receive direct deposits from social security or some other government program? If you do, you should automatically receive it.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 03:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Manual Carefree Colorado Awning issue

We've had springs break and there is no way you would not hear that happen. The springs do get old and have loose tension. We've replaced ours once but it's getting to the point again where we are using the awning hook to push up on the roller, it rolls up a little, push again, rolls up more, push again etc until toward the end it finally closes all the way.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Living in a Trailer

Meantime, if you are really leaning that way, you could start downsizing by selling and donating a few things. Just in case you'll have a jump on it already.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 03:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Looking for portable electric space heater for rv!

Just make sure whatever you buy has a heavier duty cord. The cheaper ones usually don't and they will get hot when plugged in running because the wiring is not sufficient for the load used. We have a Honeywell with variable speed. Sometimes it's just cool and you don't need the full power , just a little to take the chill off.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking Etiquette

If you carry a ladder with you, we have seen people leave those set up on the site with a posted sign that says the site is "OCCUPIED". They either had the signs made, or found them to purchase some where. They were good size and easily seen. They often do that in campgrounds too.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 03:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

If you have young children, you could always get a toy hauler and convert the back space to a bunk room. My daughter's family have an older travel trailer (about 36') that has 2 bunks in the rear as well as a 2nd dinette booth that folds down into a bed. They keep that booth down so it's 3 beds back there and they have a front bedroom. The dinette in the kitchen area can be folded down if needed as well as a pull out sofa which is a double bed. These are used as beds for when their kids have friends going with them. Don't know if you could find that type of layout in newer trailers or not. They got rid of their 5th wheel to have more room for the kids.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Day night shade replacement suggestions?

We like our day/night shades too. I haven't found a reasonably priced replacement, but the newer colors also don't go, and most seem to have white for the day shade. Ours is a medium sand color with cream for the day shade. I don't really want stark white.
doxiemom11 12/30/20 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mail Forwarding Cost. Virtual Mail vs Priority Mail

Why is everything coming Priority Mail? Do you have large items or so much that you need that? Is it business instead of personal mail ? We just have first-class mail, with advertisements and junk mail automatically discarded and don't spend anywhere near what you do. We order our mail when we want it, but actually get very little paper mail. Most of our statements, notices or correspondence is online.
doxiemom11 12/24/20 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

There is NEVER a site that is too big for an RV. Most parks have people way too close together, so the bigger the better, if you want your guests as longer term guests. I agree with pull thru sites at least 70' long and if it's more than overnight, a minimum of 40' wide, and that really is a little close for what we like. Please be mindful of where you place posts, firepits, trees, shrubs on the sites. We usually have to make turns getting in and out and it does take wider roads and space to avoid those things. Think about getting in and out if you are maybe towing a trailer and are 48' or more long.
doxiemom11 12/19/20 05:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Taco Soup

Now that Tortilla Soup sounds good !
doxiemom11 12/19/20 04:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Tire cover advice

Our tire covers are cream colored vinyl type stuff over a mesh type fabric. They are 10 years old now and still look nice. We do clean them a couple times a year.
doxiemom11 12/19/20 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Warm weather traveling

You wife may want to reconsider sleeping/ being unsecured during travel. Had a friend who was standing at kitchen counter making sandwiches and husband had to make a panic stop when someone pulled out in front of him. She flew forward and was wedged under the dash with a broken back. You cannot stay on your feet if something like this happens, and you will fly around even from a laying down position. Make your own decisions, but be aware it does happen.
doxiemom11 12/19/20 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside assistance

If you are full-time, they do not write coverage for full-time rv's. The policies state they will pay for towing to the "nearest" facility. This is common with most auto tow policies. I would suggest that you purchase your coverage with rv specific towing, such as Coachnet or Good Sam. If you have a motorized unit vs a tow, make sure you choose the appropriate plan as it will make a difference. We ourselves have a motorhome and have coachnet.
doxiemom11 12/17/20 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Credit Score

Keep in mind that credit score is now used for most insurances, auto, homeowners, rv etc. If you know what is dropping your score, you might want to take some action to keep it higher. It could mean better insurance rates. No credit history - no open credit will also affect your score and cost you as far as insurance rates. Not right, but it started 10 yrs or so ago and no one has been able to get it stopped.
doxiemom11 12/12/20 09:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV parked for a lengthy period

We have never left our motorhome idle for that long, but for 6 months we sit in one place. We cover the tires and put Stabil in the gas. Run the engine and the generator for while (under load) and get the Stabil thru the fuel systems. Then we run the generator every month or so to keep it in good running order. We are in the motorhome using the house part during that time.
doxiemom11 12/12/20 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disconnect starting and house battery

We have never shut the house battery off when working on the engine charging system. Only the engine battery. Like others said though, if we were working on the house batteries, we would unplug and shut that battery off.
doxiemom11 12/12/20 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water proofing slide toppers.

If this is an older topper, is it really canvas or not? If it is - clean it and waterproof it with stuff that is for tents.
doxiemom11 12/12/20 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to clean water stains on ceiling fabric

I had water stains and tried the peroxide/baking soda paste -- It worked great. A little messy, but I'll use it again if needed. There is absolutely no residue or marks to show a stain was ever there and it does not stick out white, whiter than the rest of the ceiling. Make paste, brush in with a soft brush, let dry, I used a vacuum hose to get all extra off ( it will dry hard like cement). When excess removed, use wet white cloth and clean remained off working from outside to in - let dry and stains will be gone. Heavy stains may required a 2nd treatment, but mine didn't.
doxiemom11 12/02/20 08:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Can you retreat gas with stabil to extend protection?

We've been using Stabil for 10 years when we park 5-6 months at a time. Have never had a problem. Would rather do this then have everything all gummed up from the ethenol. Much more expensive to fix if it happens.
doxiemom11 12/02/20 08:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

We have heard "roaring" furnaces, water heaters and they all needed an adjustment to run quieter. Wonder if yours in normal sound, or if an adjustment for the oxygen/propane blend needs to be done. You should ask someone who has camping experience to listen to it outside and inside and tell you if it sounds normal or seems noisy to them.
doxiemom11 12/02/20 08:32pm General RVing Issues
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