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RE: Quartzsite show

One of these days. Quartzsite's been on the list for a couple decades now but every year something's come up to postpone our RVmecca trip another year. Here's hoping for 2021.
dcmac214 01/22/20 12:37pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

Haven't run into it at a campground yet but for motel stays 90% the time we get "Oh, yes, all discounts applied"!
dcmac214 01/22/20 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: utah activities for seniors

Plenty of places rent side-by-sides. Those things go anywhere and are loads of fun. Utah is a favorite place for us to take our RZR. THIS! Every couple years we spend a week riding our ATVs out of Richfield or Maryvale. The scenery is fantastic. The roads/trails are good, the riding is easy - at least our kind of riding, we just pokey along and enjoy the scenery. Try as hard we can we haven't been able to get ourselves lost yet.
dcmac214 01/22/20 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

Two. We carry a no-name all-stainless propane grill we got at Sam's maybe 20 years ago, use that most of the time. Also carry a 2-burner Coleman HyperFlame we use when whatever's cooking on the grill takes up most of the space. Both will run on the little quart bottles or can be hosed to a larger bottle or the coach tank low side. Both have legs that can be extended (or not). Hardly ever do any cooking inside, and what little we do is 90% warming leftovers in the microwave.
dcmac214 01/22/20 11:52am Beginning RVing
Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

Need to get 10-12' utility trailer primarily to haul our SxS UTV behind the coach. On occasion to haul mower or small tractor for service (TV for that will be the pickup). Am I better off getting the deck made with 2x6 treated wood or with 1/4" steel diamond plate? And why? Everything else is the same except for total weight and cost, and they're so close wood vs steel it's negligible and irrelevant.
dcmac214 01/21/20 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Water and Gas Usage Rates

You got to experiment to find out what YOUR needs are. Boondocking 90% of our water use is toilets. Bathing when boondocking we use disposable hospital wipes, much bigger and thicker than the little packaged finger wipes. Not quite as good feeling as a real shower but quite satisfactory. I've got short hair (what hair I have left), DW has pixie-cut shortish hair, so one wipe for the body and another for the 'shampoo' works good. No dinnerware to wash, we use only paper plates & bowls, plastic or bamboo utensils. When we're out in the RV we're on vacation, neither of us want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary washing dishes. The only washables we use are the coffee mugs, DW's wine glass and my Scotch/Irish/Bourbon glass (all unbreakable plastic very thoughtfully provided by our dinosaur friends from ages ago). Cooking is one-pot, over a fire/grill or microwave. Get out there and do it. You'll do just fine.
dcmac214 12/19/19 11:45am Beginning RVing
RE: Tea Kettle

WallyWorld or Amazon. Our Wally has a surprisingly good selection of porcelain-painted designs as well as plain stainless. Amazon's probably got 100s to choose from.
dcmac214 12/05/19 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

No problem at all. TT years ago, then a 5er, now an A coach. The only thing that gets moved in/out is food and heavier/warmer outerwear if needed. Cost vs convenience we opt for the convenience of having the RV already loaded/packed to go.
dcmac214 11/29/19 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower

Shower head heretic here. A shower head is a shower head. Some have one spray, others have multiple sprays. There's nothing magical that makes an Oxygenic any better or worse than any other brand. It's just another shower head.
dcmac214 11/29/19 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

Not a mattress cover but there are 12V blankets & throws available and they're pretty reasonable. Lay over the top sheet under the blanket/quilt/whatever, turn it on a half hour before going to bed.
dcmac214 11/29/19 09:54am Beginning RVing
? Becoming a KOA Work Kamper for $

Posting here thinking the workamping section has too limited views. Becoming a KOA Work Kamper - worth the $35? Is it any better, more convenient, easier, etc, than going to one of the online sites to find positions? Retirement coming soon - less than 2 years - and the idea of workamping sounds real good. Just discovered that for $35 (plus tax of course) I can join the KOA Work Kampers. You don't work directly for the larger KOA organization, you basically contract with whatever KOA affiliated campground you choose to work.
dcmac214 11/20/19 11:33am General RVing Issues
A Camp-Away-from-Quartzsite-with-SxS Question

Looking for comments & opinions from anyone camping at an outlying RV park or BLM desert and driving an ATV/UTV into Quartzsite. Are there 'official' trails available? Google shows a few RV parks in towns 10-20 miles away from Quartzsite. It sounds more attractive to us, spending one day at The Event, other days roaming the desert trails in our SxS.
dcmac214 11/14/19 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Roadside America.

Too many to count - 100s of them. DW & I love a lot of that old '20s-60s roadside kitsch and won't hesitate to go out of our way for a visit. There's more than one website devoted to America's great roadside attractions. Our favorite is, appropriately enough, Roadside America: www roadsideamerica com
dcmac214 11/13/19 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

I agree with Howard and Peggy, but if you really want a "protective cover", buy a replacement female extension cord end. The type with a handle would probably be the easiest to use. So simple..... https://jbarrows.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/homer-simpson-doh.gif
dcmac214 11/12/19 03:46pm General RVing Issues
? Power Cord Protective Cap

Anyone know where I can get a protective cap/cover for the shore power cord's plug blades? The cord is hard-wired in the RV and, if possible, I'd like to give the blades some protection getting dragged on the ground.
dcmac214 11/10/19 03:31pm General RVing Issues
? Disney Ft Wilderness (& Fishing)

Spending an April week at Disney's Fort Wilderness. Looking for any & all comments about the campground itself. We're not doing any of the parks, no interest in them at all, have more than a lifetime worth experience at them. Also any comments regarding non-guided fishing at Disney. Florida license needed for fishing the canals or lakes/ponds? We'll spend the fishing money on the Gulf and the Atlantic (half day on each).
dcmac214 09/23/19 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

Bumpety-Bump in preparedness for Mother Nature's Fall Gloriousness camping trips & subsequent winterizations. Don't want to accept that this Hints-Gadgets-Products-Gizmos thread dried up and died. Surely somebody, somewhere, has something new to ad.
dcmac214 09/11/19 01:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a SAAB 9-3 behind Class A motorhome?

From the manual: "Saab 9-3 XWD with manual transmission: If the car is towed with all four wheels on the ground then there are no technical limitations for speed and distance. If both front wheels or both rear wheels have been raised, and if the law permits, the maximum towing speed is 30 mph (50 km/h). There are no limitations as to the distance over which the car can be towed." ? Doesn't make sense. The way I read that, you can tow 4 wheels down 75mph from coast to coast and back. But if either the front or rear wheels are on a dolly the max tow speed is 30mph, which would make for one long drive going coast to coast. ?
dcmac214 09/10/19 11:05am Beginning RVing
Laws/Regulations for RV Fresh & Waste Water Service

Are there any? I'm guessing there might be one that prohibits using the same tank for both fresh and waste water. Other than that it don't look like it. Getting on in years, we traded the 5er for a coach and unhappily find that both the fresh water service and waste water service are in the same underside compartment. Disgusting. What genius thought that up? And how was doing it "sold" to Winnebago?
dcmac214 08/15/19 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing all my bulbs with LEDs

I did that in the 5er a few years ago. Big difference in the light given off. Having finally done it, wish I'd done it the day after we got it home. Had a terrible time with a lot of the LEDs because of the rough (ceramic?) base that wouldn't easily slip into the fixtures. A miniscule dab of dielectric grease solved that.
dcmac214 08/06/19 02:09pm General RVing Issues
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