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RE: Where to mount a TV?

You can purchase a small TV that weighs ounces now. You can mount them to cabinet doors, using an articulating arm, lots and lots of possibilities. In our fifth wheel, we mounted a ceiling flip-up mount in our underbelly that worked great with a 32" TV.
Merrykalia 07/12/21 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Outside Shower Mods/Upgrades

We have not had a truck camper, but when we are at the beach, we use the outside shower on our TT and now our fifth wheel. A hula hoop, shower rings, 2 shower curtains (to give some enter/exit room) and a teak bath mat to stand on are all you need and can be purchased at the Dollar store for....$1 except for the teak bath mat. If you don't have the teak bathmat, make a quick easy one using left-over wood or pallet wood, just something for water to run thru and to keep your feet from being in the mud. We installed a Command hook or two on the outside of the camper to hang our towel and other needed items. We will use the cheap hose and nozzle that came on the camper until it breaks, then upgrade to a newer better one. We hook the hula hoop up to 2 ropes and run across the top of the camper and secure to hold it up at the correct height for whomever is using it. It's not a permanent solution, but it's pretty durn easy and cheap to fix up. It keeps the sand and stuff out of my holding tanks, mykids think it's a hoot to take a shower outside. Don't forget to get a shower curtain that you can't see through!:o I will shower naked, but have a bath robe hanging off the Command to slip on so I don't have to dry off inside the hula hoop, which can be confining. That's a great idea. Any pics? I'm sorry I don't. If you have specific questions, send me a PM. I've read through my reply a couple of times and I think that was all we did to it. The rope that we ran across the camper, we used another command hook to secure it. I left about a foot of room between the ground and the bottom of the shower curtain. Also, if you have an old shower curtain that has the magnets or weights in the bottom, you won't have a sudden "uncovering" if the wind blows!!
Merrykalia 06/16/21 06:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Harrisonburg Va to Elkins WV

I go to Google maps and then go to "street view" and actually look at the roadways. I don't know much about that area other than it has mountains. You are in Luray, so you probably know all about driving on mountain roads.
Merrykalia 05/12/21 04:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: advice for a newbie

I agree with Larry Cad. We started with a small popup and DH and I took it to a school parking lot. We had 4 cones that i borrowed from our local police department. We set them up, drove around them, between them,etc. going forward. THEN, we started backing into place. We laughed, we yelled, we giggled, but we finally got it. It was not a quick process. We finally settled on me backing the camper and DH out spotting for me. It has worked for over 30 years with us backing in that way. Both of us can do it, but I am a bit more proficient. We have had 6 different campers in that length of time from the popup, hybrid, bunkhouse TT, 2 5ers and now with have a diesel pusher.
Merrykalia 03/27/21 09:22am Beginning RVing
RE: For the Kids: Hobo Pouches, Hobo Packs, Foil Packet Dinners

This is our "go-to" for large gatherings. We fix all the meat and veggies, have sauces and other goodies and we tear the foil for the packets prior to. We set everything out and everyone fixes their own, including kids. My kids have been doing this since they were 3 or 4. They know they must have veggies and a bit of protein, otherwise, the choices were theirs.
Merrykalia 03/23/21 06:41pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Tips/Tricks/info on Full-time RV'ing For Beginners

Do a GOOGLE search of full-time RVing and you will find a plethora of websites and blogs about just that. You will get much better information there than on here when very few are full-time RVers and you will find lots of TROLLS who just start arguments and have no idea what they are talking about. I know that a family who have full-timed for 3-4 years have a blog called LEARN TO RV. He works in tech and does that on the road.
Merrykalia 03/21/21 10:33am Full-time RVing
RE: Delaware and Maryland camping help

If you are in Fenwick Beach, you are about 30 minutes north of Ocean City, MD. You can experience EVERYTHING there. You will also be about an hour and a half north of Assateague and Chincoteague.
Merrykalia 03/15/21 02:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Star Link

This school referenced above is in the Appalachian Mountains in Wise County Virginia. If you look at a map, we are in the little triangle on the western end of Virginia. We are actually classified as living in the "south", below the Mason Dixon line. If you want to look up the school system, google Wise County Virginia schools.
Merrykalia 03/15/21 02:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Star Link

As I stated above, a local school system is testing for Starlink and this is from the tech director. "We have installed the service in 45 homes to serve students in Wise County. I will say with confidence that if you have been relying on HughesNet then you will be blown away. SpaceX continues to launch satellites to make it even better and to support more connections, but our families have seen download speeds of 60mbps to 150 Mbps. The satellite receiver will face to the Northern sky, opposite of your current dish, and the installation app helps you place it to avoid obstructions that could interfere with service. While there are moments of disconnect (not ideal for gaming), more satellites are being launched monthly to reduce that. Hope this helps. Note: it was not used to replace existing service providers as we targeted families without availability to broadband. "
Merrykalia 03/12/21 12:38pm Technology Corner
RE: TT Floorplan with recliners on back

I do have a comment on that floorplan, at least the 27RLLS. It might matter to you or it might not. I always thought that would be a great floorplan, but then I sat down at the seat closest to the door and couldn't see around the sink countertop. There was a coffee cup sitting there that blocked the tv.
Merrykalia 03/06/21 07:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Resuming Rving... ideas dealing with Covid.

While in NOLA just after Christmas, the city had a "mask mandate" when IN PUBLIC and 95% of people complied with it. Most all of the stores in the city were requiring masks if you came in. I saw several people be turned away from entering restaurants and stores because they refused the wear a mask. It was also that way in Galveston at the pier. We went to a restaurant there and they had tables spread out pretty well and servers were masked. If the OP is paranoid (possibly with good reason), partying on Bourbon Street doesn't make a lot of sense. Masks or no masks. Taking a walk by himself in the woods and then showering in his RV shower...no significant risk. My intentions were to say that most people were abiding by the mandate and not complaining about using the masks and the mandate was being backed up by the stores/restaurnts. We were not "partying" since we were there with our two teenage daughters and were there during the day. Most everything closed down about 8 pm so there is very little partying going on there at the moment.
Merrykalia 03/06/21 06:35pm Family Camping
RE: Star Link

One of our local school systems are using it to extend internet services to some of their students who live in very rural, mountainous areas of our county. According to our technology director, it's working well. These are residences that don't move, so...
Merrykalia 03/05/21 01:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Resuming Rving... ideas dealing with Covid.

While in NOLA just after Christmas, the city had a "mask mandate" when IN PUBLIC and 95% of people complied with it. Most all of the stores in the city were requiring masks if you came in. I saw several people be turned away from entering restaurants and stores because they refused the wear a mask. It was also that way in Galveston at the pier. We went to a restaurant there and they had tables spread out pretty well and servers were masked.
Merrykalia 03/02/21 01:59pm Family Camping
RE: What is It?

I see you found an answer. It looks to me like it may be a great way to separate a bunch of eggwhites from the yolks. I have 10 of those....I use my fingers to separate eggs. Much easier quicker and they are always with me. Just wash before and after.
Merrykalia 03/01/21 06:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: U.S. Highway 17 Coastal Hwy from Savannah GA thru S Carolina

Never driven up the left coast, but have driven up both 17 and 13 on the east coast. Several times while towing our 35' TT and also not towing, we took it because I-95 was a parking lot and it was such an enjoyable drive, we started using it exclusively.
Merrykalia 03/01/21 06:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Resuming Rving... ideas dealing with Covid.

We have kept on camping and traveling in our motorhome. We do stop for fuel, but usually just use the MH , for bathroom facilities. Unless we need something, we mask up, fuel up, pull out. We are socially distanced from everyone except our family/friends (bubble). We (DH and I) have been vaccinated but our teenage daughters have not. Hopefully, that will occur soon. Keep on Camping!!!!
Merrykalia 03/01/21 06:47pm Family Camping
RE: Resuming Rving... ideas dealing with Covid.

We have kept on camping and traveling in our motorhome. We do stop for fuel, but usually just use the MH , for bathroom facilities. Unless we need something, we mask up, fuel up, pull out. We are socially distanced from everyone except our family/friends (bubble). We (DH and I) have been vaccinated but our teenage daughters have not. Hopefully, that will occur soon. Keep on Camping!!!!
Merrykalia 03/01/21 06:31pm Family Camping
RE: campground reservations

This year is going to be like last year....no way close to NORMAL, so reservations will probably be needed for any tourist area or anything close to the interstate system. I you KNOW where you are going to be, go ahead and reserve.
Merrykalia 03/01/21 06:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tennessee state parks

Each campground is different and COVID has changed the "norm" at most of the parks. We camped at Cove Lake SP, just north of Knoxville, back in October. A ranger was on duty when we arrived and checked us in at the station. The sign said that if the ranger was not available, to go on to your reserved site and the ranger would be by later to see if we needed anything. If I were concerned, I would call the park you are interested in.
Merrykalia 02/27/21 04:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Shopping for a Jeep Wrangler... maybe?

We also just purchased a toad for our motorhome, but we went with a Chevy Spark for the ease of flat towing, as well. In and around our area, a used Jeep is just not affordable. Most of them are going 2 and 3 K above the NADA pricing. We live in a mountain area that gets lots of snow, so a Jeep Wrangler is a daily driver instead of just a fun vehicle.
Merrykalia 02/09/21 09:38am Tow Vehicles
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