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RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

I turn my water off. Friends in our park have sprung leaks while they were away and had to replace all their floors and drywall a few feet up. Plus they were on metered water and had a big bill to pay. Dale
Scottiemom 05/21/22 09:44am Travel Trailers
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Beautiful spot Burch!
Scottiemom 05/21/22 09:41am RV Pet Stop
RE: Easy toilet fix

I had the seal shift on my toilet and the flange stuck and the lever would not open it. I tried everything I could to dislodge it, but it just didn't work. Later my sister went in there and worked her magic. Pressed down on it while pulling the lever and it released! So I got out my info on the toilet and it says to use a silicone based lubricant and use it regularly to keep that seal working properly. I actually found some actual toilet seal lube at Camping World and used it. I haven't had any trouble with it since. Dale
Scottiemom 05/21/22 05:42am Tech Issues
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

I am in Florida. My furnace guy told me to bump it up to 80 and turn the humidifier back to 55. I also use plastic wrap over the toilets. Dale
Scottiemom 05/21/22 05:37am Travel Trailers
RE: HELP: Fridge issues and trip tmw!

UPDATE: the guys at National RV refrigeration got me in at 8am as promised. Diagnosis was bad cooling unit. Dropped the trailer and had breakfast and did some sightseeing in Shipshewana, job was all done by noon. Replaced the cooling unit, replaced the fan, added a baffle and a second cooling fan to help air circulation since the fridge is in a slide room. Made it to our camping trip only a few hours late. Fridge this morning was at 37, freezer at -2. Out the door with tax for under $700. Bonus is now the unit hasbeen registered with Dometic as refurbed and now has a 3 year manufacturers warranty. They are the only ones who have serviced our gas absorption refrigerators for the last 15 years. Never been disappointed.On the one they replaced the cooling unit, it never failed. The door seals did, however, and you cannot replace just the seals. I think that fridge lasted 10 years and then we had them swap out a new complete 4-door unit. Total was just under $2000 and done in 4 hours. The price we had in Florida was $5000, so we kept ice in it and drove to Indiana to have the Amish replace it. Glenn worked on the one in my little B+ last year and it turned out to be the electrical receptacle. He sheepishly told me he didn't work on the electric supply side. The outlet was bad. He diagnosed it. A friend at my campground is an electrical engineer and he fixed it for $1.84. Glenn didn't charge me though for diagnosing it. Glad you had a great experience. Dale
Scottiemom 05/21/22 05:33am Tech Issues
RE: HELP: Fridge issues and trip tmw!

If you're in Indy, take the time to run up to Shipshewana and go to National Refrigeration. Easy to get to, on 120, and the Amishman there, Glenn I think is his name, will diagnose and fix your fridge. Here is a link to their website: https://fixyourfridge.com/ Prices are more than fair and they will fix it and guarantee their work. Even has prices posted. Dale
Scottiemom 05/19/22 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: Va16 from Volney to Marion

According to The Mountain Directory, the portion of 16 you're talking about is described this way: The grades range from 5% to 8% but they are short hills. The longest is about 2 miles of 6%. Rob Yes, I have the Mountain Directory. I know what 16 is like. My daughter came down that way. It is further out of my way than taking 58. 58 is what I don't know about. There is a vague description of it at Damascus in the directory as well. Dale
Scottiemom 05/19/22 04:59am Roads and Routes
Va16 from Volney to Marion

I am currently camping at Grayson Highlands State Park. I am leaving tomorrow and need to get to I-81 to head west. My trip planner wants to take me west on US58 over to the interstate. Others have suggested US58 east to VA16 and head north to I-81. I came in from the east on that portion of US 58 but was coming up from Charlotte. I am in a 22' Trail-lite B+ so I don't really think I should have trouble either way, but they say 58 is 25 miles of twisty, curvy roads. Dale
Scottiemom 05/18/22 12:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Glad to hear you are finally on the mend, Burch. My granddaughter and her Mom have been fighting sinus infections as well. And it is lasting more than 2 weeks. Hope you and the doggies get back to normal soon. I'll be leaving tomorrow. First trip is to Virginia, camping out with my kids in the mountains. Take care and safe travels to all. Dale
Scottiemom 05/12/22 06:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: Planning a trip to Alaska sometime 2023

Just get a passport/passport card. You've got time. Mostly, you need it to get back into the states. Dale
Scottiemom 05/10/22 06:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Good News

Winnie is so beautiful and such a great addition to your loving family. Also congrats on Sandy's knee surgery! My neighbor has his done in March and is doing well! Yay for modern medicine! I'm heading out Friday with Brendon. We are camping with my daughter's family in Virginia, then I am heading to Indiana for graduations! Dale
Scottiemom 05/10/22 06:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Popping Sound

Be careful. My sister and BIL were traveling when they heard a pop. Kept going, heard it again. They were traveling in cold weather and the furnace was on. The pop that made them stop was much louder and scarier. Turned out they had a faulty valve on their LP tank and when the furnace would try to light, it would pop. . . a little mini explosion at the tank. They had it checked out and the RV mechanic insisted they needed an entire tank, etc. They convinced my sister and BIL that these on board tanks had to be replaced every 10 years. Rubbish, I know, but they did. They rented a car and finished their trip and picked up the repaired RV on the way home. The upside is that it was fixed and still working properly. If you have a handheld gas detector, I would check around ALL your gas lines, etc. I have one that is a wand. Dale
Scottiemom 05/03/22 07:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I have wanted to upgrade my little 18-year old motorhome with a new(er) Coach House or Leisure Travel. Those are expensive to begin with, but now slightly used ones are selling for 10-20,000 more than people paid for them new. I am not going to jump on that bandwagon. I would pay a good reasonable price, but my little one is running fine. She only has 45,000 miles on her and last year made three trips from Florida to Indiana and at Thanksgiving pulled my trailer from Florida to Texas and back. I decided to have the awning fabric replaced as it was shot and I took off the cracked, peeling decals and put new ones on. She looks great again. And I do have a lot of interest in buying her. No wonder as she is 22' and gets about 13-15 mph. But I'm keeping her for now. Plan to do more camping in/around Florida from now on. But we are getting ready to leave in another week or so to head to Indiana again for graduations. I just had her at my mechanics and had a few maintenance items taken care of. My mechanic said they are just items that were wearing due to age. I'm glad he looks her over so good. Safe travels everyone! Dale
Scottiemom 04/29/22 06:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: BUCCANEER STATE PARK

We camped there several times pre-Katrina. It was totally destroyed by the hurricane and the water park as well. I think it took several years for them to rebuild, not sure if they wanted to. But they did eventually and it is a great place. Been there several times. They redesigned it, put the buildings up high so high water wouldn't cause as much damage. They eventually rebuilt the water park as well. Love it! It's easy in/out, sites are large and at an angle to facilitate backing in. We camped there in a 40' Phaeton with four slides. No problems with space. Dale
Scottiemom 04/28/22 05:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

They do look really great, Burch! Dale
Scottiemom 04/28/22 05:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

That sounds crazy, Burch. Get well soon. I was just at my son's (Melbourne) over the weekend. My granddaughter was complaining of sinus problems all weekend. And a sore throat and her ear hurt. She had recently had her tonsils out so it didn't seem to make sense that anything too much was going on. After I left, my son took her to urgent care. She has a fullblown sinus infection, swimmers ear and a "throat thing." The throat thing has been running rampant through kids the doctor said. Throat doesn't look inflamed but is sore. My other two grandkids had complained of that when they were here a few weeks ago. So now my granddaughter has 3 kinds of meds, steroids for the throat, antibiotics for the infection and drops for her ear. Tested negative for covid. Hope you get well quickly. No fun being sick. Dale
Scottiemom 04/27/22 07:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Need big collapsible bowl for salad for 4

Progressive makes several. I use them in my little motorhome. Look here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=progressive+collapsable+bowls&i=garden&crid=3M01OOU641I07&sprefix=progressive+collapsable+bowls%2Cgarden%2C104&ref=nb_sb_noss Dale
Scottiemom 04/22/22 05:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Battery tender & storage

I had battery disconnects on my two vehicles. When I left in the motorhome for more than a month, I throw the blade on the disconnect. When I return, I reconnect the blade switch. It has always worked on my two vehicles and they start right up. I recently replaced the one vehicle with a new Honda Odyssey. When I lifted the hood, I couldn't even see the battery, there is so much stuff screwed on top. So I asked my mechanic. He said not to use a disconnect because there is a small watch type battery that powers the ecm and if that were to go dead from the battery being disconnected, I would have nothing but problems with the battery vs the computer. He recommended a Schumacher 1.5A battery maintainer. I bought it and he installed it yesterday. It is forever mounted under my hood and the plug sticks up within easy reach of an extension cord. This device is specifically for vehicles left in storage and I am hoping it works as advertised. Dale
Scottiemom 04/19/22 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Belts on diesel pusher

Ours broke on our 2006 Phaeton as we drove up the ramp on I-12 north of NOLA. Bummer. Towed to a truck repair facility. They put a new one on, but it was the next day before they got it done. They had THREE people working on it, one above, one behind and one on the side. The belt didn't show signs of wear, it pulled apart at the seam. Dale
Scottiemom 04/19/22 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keeping fridge door open while in storage

When I leave my AZ home for the summer, I fill the refrigerator and freezer with crumpled up brown paper and keep the door shut after thoroughly cleaning and drying it. Been doing it for years. Leaving the door open when it's hot (I leave the A/C on 88 degrees F) can dry out the gasket if the door is left open. In my RV I leave my refrigerator running all the time but if I were to leave it off, I'd do the same. This works. I tried various things with the fridge in my Texas room. I used the clamps to keep it open and it warped the gasket. So then I just left the door open all the way and it warped the door a bit. Found drying out the fridge really well and closing the door worked. I added crumbled up newspaper to catch any residual moisture, but this works great and keeps the door in the proper position to avoid warping or gasket problems. Dale
Scottiemom 04/15/22 04:26am Travel Trailers
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