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RE: Naps

Professional Napper here: why can I fall asleep in the blink of an eye at 3PM on the couch; but take forever to fall asleep at 11 PM in bed? LOL!!
Deb and Ed M 07/14/19 06:39am RV Lifestyle
RE: Campspreading

I will happily share part of our site with a large family whose kids sort of "ooze" over the line - I've met some really nice people under these circumstances :-) The only time I ever objected, was when we were stuffed into a makeshift site that was so close to a camping cabin, that people passing between us and our picnic table bumped into our motorhome and made the dogs bark each time it happened. Rearranged the picnic table and chairs to block that (and didn't stay long) Otherwise - we're camping. I don't expect solitude or silence when we stay in campgrounds :-)
Deb and Ed M 07/13/19 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: I was flat out wrong about drones.

Oh - and there was the Drone-flying Dad who saved his children from a possible shark attack YIKES!
Deb and Ed M 07/12/19 11:21am Around the Campfire
RE: I was flat out wrong about drones.

The insurance agent for our Florida condo, used one to check for hail damage to the roofs of the buildings after a MASSIVE hailstorm back in March; and recently, a drone was used to track a manure spill that contaminated a creek, back upstream to its source.
Deb and Ed M 07/12/19 11:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

And that's IF the other vehicle was going 82, how does anyone know? In a previous entry, the OP said the police told him the rear-ender's speedometer was pegged at 82 when it broke from the crash
Deb and Ed M 07/12/19 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: New style entry steps

Well, speaking as someone who ruined 2 sets of Quickee steps....LOL!...these might be a good idea? Are they installing them on motorhomes and can you exit through that door from the inside?
Deb and Ed M 07/11/19 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

Kennydean - you might call the local VA Services, and see if someone can give you a hand wading through all the gobbledegook? Someone who can be your advocate? It sounds like your truck has a damaged frame, given the movement of the wheels. Maybe someone at the campground knows a good local mechanic who can take a look for you? I'm sorry this happened to you and you're by yourself dealing with it.
Deb and Ed M 07/11/19 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

You were about to turn left, changed your mind after two blinks, got distracted from texting, and veered too far right. LOL! Me too. The contradictory behavior would make me pass VERY carefully (and quickly because you clearly are confused) once I could clearly see that it was safe. The only sign I know that says "it's OK to pass me" is the arm-wave coming from someone driving farm machinery. Most folks in these parts simply move as far to the right as possible so you can see around them.
Deb and Ed M 07/10/19 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

You're all just adding to my concern that our converted cargo van, when leaving a state (Michigan) where recreational marijuana is legal, is going to get the giant stink-eye in adjoining states. Maybe I need to correct my leadfootedness (Hey, the Transit's Ecoboost motor is FUN) lest I trigger an exhaustive search....
Deb and Ed M 07/10/19 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Angry wannabe RV police encounter

Having driven that amazing stretch of road, and following the posted speed limit signs (because we had never been there before) and because we are always waiting/looking for that next viewing spot - I'm sure the locals want to scream when caught behind an RV. But I don't think we held up traffic - we were a little more nimble with just a truck camper - and seemed able to find a spot in the pullouts. I know when pulling a trailer, that ability changes rapidly. The OP handled it well - I probably would have pointed out that whatever hurry the "RV Police" were in was negated by them pulling over and giving an arse-chewing, and then the newspaper headlines would have read "camping couple beaten severely after wife riles angry driver"....LOL!
Deb and Ed M 07/09/19 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Fireworks season

Was talking to my local banker and his dog has hid in the basement for 3 days. Last night here to purchase and shoot fireworks as well, thankfully. In our area, as long as the tents are up, selling fireworks, there will still be idiots shooting them off - however: our area is now on a website called "Nextdoor", and several people have complained about fireworks during non-legal times and saying they will call the Sheriff's Dep't. Now that word is out that there are snitches in the area, a lot of the people are behaving themselves and observing the legal dates and quiet times!! Last night, all was quiet by about 11:15 PM - and that's truly a first! Normally we hear explosions into the wee hours of the morning....
Deb and Ed M 07/05/19 01:02pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Fireworks season

We still have a couple of nights to go.... the display sponsored by our lake ass'n will be Saturday night; and tonight will be the last "legal" night to shoot fireworks (not that legality stops many people). Last night I gave both Ben AND Jimmy* a Composure chewy, and they both did fine, although Ben wouldn't go out after dark to potty. I think fireworks induce different responses in dogs: some ignore them completely. Some, like our hunting dogs back when I was a kid, got excited about "going hunting". Some are just terrified due to the loud noises; and some, like our former Cattle Dog, felt they were "invading our property", needing a protective response of chasing and barking. *I gave Jimmy a small dose - it seems as his eyesight fails, he doesn't react the same to certain situations. He's always been bombproof regarding fireworks, and I don't want him to decide to be fearful now....
Deb and Ed M 07/05/19 11:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: Out the window

Re: dog's head out the window... I had a case of chronic conjunctivitis (eye infection) that I couldn't clear up. Finally figured out that the dog rode everywhere with his head out the window. This was early in my career and made a lasting impression and helped with future diagnoses. Doug, DVM Anyone who has ever driven a motorcycle knows how much "stuff" gets thrown up by vehicle tires ALL THE TIME. Simple grains of sand sting like crazy; tiny gravel is like getting shot by a BB gun. Bugs are painful and "splatty" There's a reason bikers wear leather. To allow a pet to hang its head out the window going down the road, even at lower speeds, is insane.
Deb and Ed M 07/03/19 07:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Hats Off to Marcus Lemonis

OK - I had to go watch the video/read the article. I stand with Marcus - if he wants to fly a big-a** American flag, God Bless him!! It's not like it has the name of a company emblazoned between the stripes. As we've traveled, we've seen other enormous flags flying - most are associated with businesses, every now and then they are just perched on a hill. Always makes me smile to encounter a big display of patriotic pride!
Deb and Ed M 07/02/19 07:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Out the window

Makes me wonder if the dog was riding in the bed of the truck pulling the 5er? I've read about a lot of heavy stuff getting sucked out of truck beds - it seems there are weird vortices happening back there with a 5th wheel? I even think I read once about a guy having his genny get blown out - a dog would be a cinch compared to that. Glad it was able to get back up and run.
Deb and Ed M 07/02/19 07:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Switch to houseboat?

My first thought would be how boring it might become? How restrictive it could be, depending on anchoring/riparian laws. And having kept a boat at a marina for a few years, how stunningly expensive it could be for repairs, services, etc. Plus... how expensive everything near a boat ramp/marina tends to be (groceries, restaurants, etc) And you're sort of captive during bad weather tornado hits marina
Deb and Ed M 07/01/19 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turning your heat off at home while in Florida

Any structure with water pipes in the outside walls is just asking for problems. That's a NO-NO! Keep your water pipes on interior walls or wrap them with permanent self regulating heat tape like this offering from Amazon: EasyHeat 2102 Freeze Free Heating Cable Way back in 1995, we bought our cottage, not knowing there was a heating cable wrapped around an overhead water pipe. I arrived at the cottage one Friday to find the ceiling on the floor and everything soaked/ruined. As we did a teardown, we discovered that the heat tape had started a fire, which melted a soldered joint in the pipe which then separated, which flooded the ceiling and presumably the house until it somehow tripped the breaker to the well pump..... Personally, I will NEVER trust a heat tape.
Deb and Ed M 07/01/19 06:40am Snowbirds
RE: Tornado destroys campground in Saskatchewan

In the first linked article, there's a "before and after" picture taken by a camper, of being surrounded by a forest of tall trees; and after, nothing really is taller than the RV :-( How a packed 200-site campground survived that without anyone being killed is a miracle.
Deb and Ed M 07/01/19 06:27am General RVing Issues
Fireworks season

We live on a lake and the tent-vendors are set up selling fireworks. We pretty much have fireworks until the vendors go away.... I have had good luck giving Ben a product called "Composure" by Vetriscience. I found it at Pet Smart and I think Amazon has it too. It makes him a bit more chilled-out, somewhat sleepy but he doesn't act "drugged". It's a small chewy piece that he happily eats - I think each chew is good for 20 lbs. Anyway - just passing that along. Don't forget to make sure your dogs are collared and tagged - this is a time when many run away from home out of fear....
Deb and Ed M 07/01/19 06:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: I hate dinettes

Our previous Class C had a comfy dinette, IMO. But the table took up a lot of space in a no-slideout RV. I built a little 2' x 2' "cafe table" to replace the big table and it made the RV feel roomier, yet still gave space for a laptop (or a meal!)
Deb and Ed M 06/30/19 06:42am General RVing Issues
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