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RE: It's hot!

Here in SW MN one of the problems with the heat,, and the drought, is that the lakes are turning green and smelly early. We had very little snow last winter, and not much rain so far this year. Around here are lakes are all polluted by agriculture runoff. When you get a hot dry year like this they all turn to **** quickly. I have reservations on a lake for the 4th. After that I will probably stick to campgrounds that are on streams and not on lakes. The lakes are going to be full of Blue-Green Algae and it is toxic.
CavemanCharlie 06/22/21 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Check in/out timing...

I am just a weekend camper that used public campgrounds in SW MN, Northern Iowa and, Eastern South Dakota. Check in and out times around here are usually 4 pm. I did once get to a park on time once and that there was someone in the site. I waited patiently for awhile but, noticed that there was no one at the site. There was no park workers there at that time but, there was a phone number on the door to call. I called it and they were shocked that the other camper was still there. Long story short, the teenager they hired to work the desk screwed up and double booked the site. They offered me a different spot, one free night of camping, and free firewood for the weekend. I was happy with that. They were apologetic but, I just said S##T happens and I was not upset.
CavemanCharlie 06/20/21 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running a fridge on propane?

Nobody answered your question. lol. You can go a month or more if all you do is use propane for the fridge. You might go a month using propane for fridge and the stove. It is the water heater and the furnace (not needed in summer) that gobble gas. Don't keep the water heater on all the time, just turn it on, heat water, use, turn it off. There are devices that pair the AC units so that only one will run the compressor at a time. so, both AC units are on, always blowing fan air, but only one is actually running the AC compressor at a time. This is all I know as I have never had two. You might be out of time to try to investigate and install this for your upcoming trip. Propane for a fridge is literally about the size of a candle flame. You will not use much propane at all. It is not even worth posting a forum question because it uses so little propane. You say to turn the water heater on, use the water and then shut it back off. You also say that the propane for the fridge is the size of a candle flame. But, once the water gets up to tempature the size of the flame on the water heater is only the size of a candle too !! I suppose you could argue that eventually; even though it's insulated; that the water in the water heater will cool off and then the flame will kick back on at full intensity to heat it back up. But,,, letting the water cool all the way back down to full cold by shutting the water heater off are you actually using more propane in the long run by forcing it to come up from full cold back up to full hot every time ?? Or, is it better, and more efficient, to leave it on and let it kick on and off once and awhile to keep the water up to temp ???
CavemanCharlie 06/20/21 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beating the heat...

Thanks for the story and letting us know you had a good time. Sorry to hear about your SIL's mother.
CavemanCharlie 06/16/21 06:44pm General RVing Issues

Last two times in my camper over the last few days I have seen no ant activity. A few more dead ones here and there but nothing moving. Those Terro ant baits clearly worked on mine as there were several dead ones around mine and I saw a few in the process of dying. One was even inside the bait feeder dead. Thanks for everyone's help and advice. I feel the problem is fully resolved at this point. Thank you for letting us know the problem has been resolved.
CavemanCharlie 06/16/21 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beating the heat...

It's been in the high 90's here in SW MN. This is hot for us and it looks like there could be more of it next week. Also, we have had no rain in awhile. The crops are starting to suffer. The lakes are low from a lack of show last winter and are quickly turning green. Someone was joking that this was the first time they ever told people not to come to MN because it's to hot.
CavemanCharlie 06/11/21 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: A/C randomly quits

I agree that it is probably the thermostat. Even if it's not the thermostat is cheap and easy to replace so why not give it a try ?
CavemanCharlie 06/11/21 11:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Campers helping campers

Love the story. Thank you for reminding me that not every situation that you are in and not every person you meet is bad. To often all we hear about is the bad things. It's nice to hear about good ones too.
CavemanCharlie 06/09/21 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pagosa Springs CO and Angel Fire NM... Too much fun!

Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy seeing and hearing about things like this.
CavemanCharlie 06/08/21 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spiders

Your camping career is short lived as the outdoors are full of critters. Her and I have been together and camping for about 4 years. We have been some though some awful mosquito times. We have also been though some awful natt times. We have no problems with most critters. She just really has a bad a spider fetish. I have to admit, for some reason, they are really bad this year. If you walk anywhere that there are trees around then you are going to have to push though layers of spider webs. The spiders are dropping down from the trees everywhere it seems this year. I presently have my TT setting in a park where it has been setting for a week. I plan to leave it there for another week. After one week of setting it is so covered with spider webs that leaves and even small tree branches are sticking to it !! If it were to set there for a few months I would not be able to get inside of it anymore. It would be completely covered by a giant web. I think it has something to do with Oak trees. I'm under a lot of them.
CavemanCharlie 06/08/21 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

If it doesn't cost you much then Why Not ? You already said that you can't get a new one for that price. It kinda depends on the type of person you are. If you are picky and want everything to be PERfect then give up and walk away. It will never be perfect. But, if you are the type of person that can make it GOOd enough for you then do that. My old TT has had a soft spot in the floor for the 10 years that I've owned it. Some people on here would pull up the whole floor and rebuild the rig just to fix the one soft spot. Me,,, I've been using it for 10 years and just don't worry about it. It all depends on if you will be happy with it. Only you can decide that !!
CavemanCharlie 06/08/21 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spiders

Another question along the same idea. What can I spray the campsite with to kill spiders around it for a day ? Even if I have to do it each day.
CavemanCharlie 06/07/21 08:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spiders

Doktor Doom would work for your trailer. The 1/2 oz one is good for 52 cubic meters and your trailer is approx that size. I will check it out. Thanks
CavemanCharlie 06/07/21 07:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spiders

It would be easier to just get a new girlfriend. I hear that Bill and Malinda Gates are breaking up. Do you know where she lives so that I could go make the moves on her ?? :D
CavemanCharlie 06/07/21 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spiders

Previous Conversation about Bug Bombs/RVs Thank you
CavemanCharlie 06/07/21 07:47pm Travel Trailers

The girlfriend is terribly afraid of spiders. We are having a lot of them around here this year. Last weekend she saw one in the camper and drove 35 miles back home because she refused to stay in the camper after that. I told here I would set a Bug Bomb off inside it before we use the camper next weekend but, I am having second thoughts. Those bombs are designed for homes and my TT is only 22 feet long. That's a lot of toxic spray in a small area. Is there anything else I can use to kill every insect inside the camper to keep her happy ? I've tried regular fly spray but, she doesn't think it does a good job of getting inside crevices and such. Has anyone ever heard of bug bombs for small places ? We were planing on going to concerts next weekend and I need her as designated driver so I need for her to come along.
CavemanCharlie 06/07/21 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer or Motorhome...For a Boater/Fisherman-Which Rig?

Have you thought about a Toy Hauler? I saw one at Newport Dunes a few years ago,pulled up,dropped ramp and unloaded boat and trailer using a winch,left and returned with truck and launched the boat. Great fun to watch the launch ramp while having a bite at the Back Bay Bistro There were a few old posts here on the Net about that but the pictures have all gone away. I think there are YouTube videos too. You might ask over in the Toy Hauler sub forum,they are a pretty tight group and very helpful. I was thinking the same thing. You could tow it with the vehicle you already have ! You could un-hook the vehicle to go see the sights ! And yet you could have a boat inside of the trailer. Sounds like a winner to me. Though I know your choice of boat would be somewhat limited. But, at least you would have a fishing boat along with you !
CavemanCharlie 06/06/21 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Out of touch with reality

I think there's shortages of some things out there that is obviously driving up prices, but I also believe some of it is made up. Awhile back, there was supposedly a propane shortage. Can't speak for everywhere, but where Im at.. no shortage. I, unfortunately, am in the beginning stages of building my retirement house. I could have waited, but then it likely would have delayed my retirement by another year, and who knows if the prices would go back down. I believe a lot of the price increases we are seeing that is attributed to shortages will never come back down. Oh, they might drop a little bit, but it' ain't coming down to pre-covid prices. No way. Businesses know people are willing to pay the price, so the new price points are being established now. Mike I agree that with things like lumber the prices may drop some but, not back to where it was. You can only put off building things for just so long and in some cases you can't put it off at all. I'm not so sure about luxuries items like RV's though. It's been a boom recently but, all booms go bust eventually. It's anybody's guess when this will be though. The Travel Trailer I got, though old and shot, works for me for now. I'm going to wait and see what happens. No way am I going to pay what they are asking right now. Something will maybe come along someday.
CavemanCharlie 06/02/21 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Disaster-AAA

OP, perfect example of why I will never buy any towing supplement. I have towing on my RV and Tow rig. If I need service I would call a nearby company get the job done, pay them and receive reimbursement in a few days. What do you mean by " I have towing on my RV and Tow rig " ??? I've never heard of anything except a towing supplement like AAA or Coach net Just what I said. I have towing coverage on all vehicles boat motorcycle and RV thru mi insurance company. It’s cheap. Ohhhh,,, so you pay for it through your insurance company. I didn't even know that was a option. I doubt it would make any difference in speed and service though. They are going to use the same tow truck drivers no matter who you pay. BUT !!! it might be cheaper. I will have to call my agent someday and ask about that. Thanks.
CavemanCharlie 05/31/21 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ran out of wine, but have lots of TP!

Handy for soaking up melted butter...... :B:B:B
CavemanCharlie 05/31/21 06:50pm General RVing Issues
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