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

Glad you are feeling so much better, Richard. It makes a difference to us wives when the DH's are feeling well! Dale
Scottiemom 09/20/19 10:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Havent camped in 2 years

Sorry about your back. I was diagnosed with a congenital problem in my back at age 20. Doctor told me no surgery then because I would end up in worse shape and to wait till surgery techniques improved. 46 years later (2 years ago), and many MORE problems, I had surgery. I had tried everything on the books to relieve the pain and problems, but all that didn't work at that point. So I set time out in our fulltiming schedule to have the surgery. Two months later, I was back driving our big rig (I do all the driving, DH navigates). This summer we cleaned out a house where we had stuff stored and I carried boxes, etc., up out of the basement at least 15-20 times a day. Back in great shape now. I decided I didn't want to spend the rest of my life in pain and discomfort and I'm so glad I had the surgery. Physical therapy worked for some time with me. You might try that. Dale
Scottiemom 09/20/19 04:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Michelin kaboom!

We just replaced all six of our Michelins on our 40' Phaeton Diesel Pusher. Tires were 7 years old. Didn't look bad and probably could have gone another year or maybe longer. We change at 7 years. That's what we had always been told. Never had a blow out or defective tire. Two incidences in 15 years of fulltiming of a nail or sharp object in the tread. Plug and patch on onward we go. Always been happy with the Michelins. Dale
Scottiemom 09/20/19 04:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Southern Louisiana in November

Any judge on earth would have tossed that one. Not in Louisiana. He went to fight it. Watched another guy with the same situation plead his case. He had several men in his truck who, when polled by the judge, all said the driver was under the speed limit. Judge slammed his gavel down and said, "Guilty, pay the bailiff." To make matters worse, once he paid his fine and headed out to his truck, someone had stolen his big cooler from the back of his pickup and dumped the contents, food, etc., he had for his charter, in the bed of the truck. He went back into the court and told the bailiff what happened and she told him he was just mad cause he had to pay a fine. We once got a ticket in Louisiana for doing 40 in a 25, which we weren't and was impossible because we had just been stopped at the light in town and were caught between there and the next light, not more than a few feet. The cop was in the donut shop and as we passed by, we saw him running out, donut in hand. We thought he was after the truck in front of us, but noooooo. Out of state motorhomers are apparently a good catch. A relative who works for the attorney general told us to call in and when we did we found out the judge, jury and police chief were all in the same office. May as well pay the fine. While we were sitting on the side of the road with the officer, another big motorhome came around the corner. Mind you, the officer was outside of his car and he flagged that motorhome down. As they slowed down, the woman in the passenger seat opened her window and passed an envelope out to the officer who grabbed it and the coach drove on. Hmmmm. Beware. Dale
Scottiemom 09/19/19 04:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Terry got a good report from his cardiologist today. He is far better than he has been in two years. His kidney function is down a little, but he is on increased diuretics and the doctor said that may be his new normal. Closing on the rental was yesterday, money's in the bank. Whoo hoo! In another ten days we will be leaving Indiana for Virginia, Florida, and eventually Texas. Dale
Scottiemom 09/18/19 02:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: I got the shakes

We also have our coach aligned after new tires. Dale
Scottiemom 09/16/19 04:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Southern Louisiana in November

Be careful when you are headed south toward Grand Isle. There are speed traps everywhere. I think it was in Golden Meadow DH's cousin, who ran a fishing charter from Leeville, got a speeding ticket for going 16 in a 15. Dale
Scottiemom 09/16/19 03:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What do you leave behind when gone for the day?

In fifteen years of fulltiming, we've never had a problem leaving chairs, mats, etc., behind while out for service or whatever. This summer we left one evening to travel a brief distance to camp overnight where we were having service work done. We were booked at our camp for the summer and didn't think twice about leaving our two chairs and mats behind. We knew the mowers would take the opportunity to mow our site so we put everything up on the picnic table. We told the camp owners and our friend who would be mowing. We arrived back the following day around 4 p.m. and found our stuff was all GONE. No mats, no chairs. I was certainly miffed. Our mats were easy. . . the next door neighbor had them. We walked over and retrieved the one. The other was at his door and my DH didn't think it was ours, but he came out and very apologetically brought it back to us. He was so totally embarrassed, thinking we had gone off and left them behind. But he didn't know what had happened to our chairs. We drove all around camp, but didn't see them out. We told the owner and the friend who mowed, but they were no where to be found. Later we had to go out for a bit. When we returned, there were our chairs stacked neatly on the picnic table where we had left them. So someone close by had to have taken them and saw that we were back. To this day, no one has come forward to admit having taken them, but glad they are back. We have a small motorhome that we sometimes take and we don't tow a toad with it. We made up signs that say "Site Occupied" and place them on the electric pedestal and the picnic table. We made two more and keep those in the big motorhome now and put them out. We used old license plates and spray painted them, then used plastic stick on letters and put some light chain to hang them with. The next time we went out for service, we used those and nothing disappeared. Dale
Scottiemom 09/15/19 05:08am Beginning RVing
RE: 30 Days Straight

Glad your dad is improving. Your cute little trailer seems to have done the trick. Dale
Scottiemom 09/11/19 03:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Bugs...

I use this to catch them: Bugzooka I wait till I get a few in the reservoir, then I empty the dead ones outside. I never catch and release. They don't smell because they aren't crushed. We haven't had a problem in a few years but we have had years where they were a real nuisance. They can be anywhere but we seem to get them when we camp in the woods in Virginia. Dale
Scottiemom 09/09/19 06:06am General RVing Issues
RE: How come?

Since this has happened multiple times, I'm guessing your doctor knows about it. First, he CAN prescribe and call something in for you even if you are out of state. Just no controlled substances. Our doctor in Indiana called in acyclivir for my husband's shingles on Christmas Day one year. That was a lifesaver. He asked me how I knew it was shingles I told him because my mom said it was and she had doctored my dad through his. I offered to send him a pix via email, but he decided mom's diagnosis was good enough. Also, ask if you can have a prescription to take with you. Some insurance company have a "call a doc" system where you can facetime a doctor and he will call something in. My son's insurance company will do this. He travels a lot and that would be useful. When we winter in the Rio Grande Valley, we pop over to Mexico and buy z-pacs to keep on hand. Hope your next trip is better. I would check with your doctor. Dale
Scottiemom 09/09/19 05:53am RV Lifestyle
RE: LP Gas pressure at refrigerator

Since you're in Ohio, why not take a little side trip over to Shipshewana and see Leon at National Refrigeration. Nobody better at troubleshooting and fixing RV refrigerators than Leon. And he works much cheaper than the RV businesses. He can tell you exactly what's happening and can fix it for you. He's a young Amish man, so you can call and leave a message. He gets to his messages usually during his lunch break. But he WILL call you back. Make an appointment and he will fix you up. We were just there a few weeks ago. Fridge working, but the ARP unit was shutting it off, which is what it does, but it was happening for longer periods of time. Turns out a sensor was bad. He replaced it for $50. $25 part/$25 labor. Dale
Scottiemom 09/08/19 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Yet another Onan running like **** thread. HELP!

Any of our Onans we have trouble with go to the closest Onan Coach Care. May cost a little money, but never been disappointed and they always get fixed up first time. When we bought our Alaska rig, it had sat for several years without being used. The gas had not been treated, and we had trouble with the generator. Onan fixed it up. Money well spent because it works every time. Dale
Scottiemom 09/08/19 04:55am Tech Issues
RE: When to Shut the Fridge Off

We fulltime and unless we go away from the rig for a week or so, we don't shut it off. We did have an ARP unit installed. If the rig sits unlevel for a time, the boiler will start to overheat and the ARP unit will shut it down temporarily, then start it back up. According to Leon at National Refrigeration the ARP unit does this the most when you are driving and going up/down hills. Why not have the ARP unit installed and then leave it on and don't worry about it. Dale
Scottiemom 09/08/19 04:50am Tech Issues
RE: looking for quick access bathroom advice

I think the Class A idea is the best. Dale
Scottiemom 09/07/19 02:46pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

When we replaced our 2003 Ford Sport Trac a few years ago, the hunt was on. The ST served us well, but she had 167,000 miles on her and another 100,000 towed and our mechanic told us the timing chains were starting to rattle, so we retired the old gal in 2016. We opted for a 2014 Ford Flex. It's all wheel drive but is flat towable. We needed room for a spare tire for the Phaeton. . . needed 39 inches in the back end. It was about the only car that qualified and the trucks are all being built so big and heavy. The Flex has third row seating so when we arrive at the grandkids, we can haul everyone. We've towed the Flex 10,000 miles a year behind the Phaeton since then and nary a problem. Tows well, drive like a dream and while I have heard them called "toasters on wheels" I nicked named ours the Oster Toaster. Dale
Scottiemom 09/07/19 05:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We used Coastal RV, highway 1 near Cocoa last year for an A/C problem. We were pleased. We used to use Camping Connection in Clermont, but they were bought out and subsequently closed. Dale
Scottiemom 09/03/19 04:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Looking for South Texas Park with activities.

There are lots of retirement parks in south Texas along the Rio Grande from Brownsville to Mission. Your best bet is to come on down and start moving west and stop when you see something you like. Spend a week or a few days at least and get the feel of the area and talk with residents and decide which area suits you best. There are booklets which list the hundreds of parks. We live in Mission in the winter and there is lots to do and many activities. Almost everywhere you have golf, although we aren't golfers. There are some newer parks on the west end, Hidden Valley, RAnch, Leisure Valley Ranch, etc., where you own your own lots. Dale
Scottiemom 09/03/19 06:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

MetalGator, I hope you are out of harm's way. Dale We are on the West coast of Florida so unless the storm doesn't turn, we should be fine. This storm is scary as it is barely moving. Only moving 3mph and is sitting on top of the Bahamas. They said the Freeport area will have the storm basically sitting on top of it for 24 hours. The damage will be devastating. Burch Now they are saying it's moving at 1 mph. . . you can walk faster than the hurricane. Insane! It's too bad they can't turn on a big fan and move that sucker out to sea. May be waiting a week or more for this thing to go through. Hope you stay clear of it, Burch. Dale
Scottiemom 09/02/19 08:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Glad things are improving, Richard. I'm sure the furbabies are aiding in your recovery. I'd like to ask everyone to pray for the people in the path of this hurricane. MetalGator, I hope you are out of harm's way. Our son and his family live in Melbourne, Florida. They are not in an evacuation zone and will not be fleeing unless they are told too. Their house is concrete an he has hurricane shutters on every window and across the lanai. He has reduced his pool level. They will make sure his MIL and her 2 dogs are safe as well. She cannot leave as she is on kidney dialysis. He is as prepared as he can be. They are about 5-7 miles inland with the barrier islands and Merritt Island between them and the coast. Praying they stay safe. Thanks, all. Dale
Scottiemom 09/02/19 06:20am RV Pet Stop
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