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  1. Thank you for letting me know. I corrected the link.
  2. My bucket list included starting water aerobics. The RV park we are in this summer offers water aerobics 5 mornings a week at 8:30 am. I didn't think about getting sun burn so early in the morning but I did. I don't like lotions and potions floating in the water so thought about protective clothing and found the website UVSkins I ordered two water jackets and love them. I had thought about t-shirts or rash guards as the surfers call them but no fun trying to take off a wet shirt over your head but these jackets have two way zippers and are easy on and off. They have thumb holes for when your exercising so the sleeve don't slip down.
  3. Welcome aboard and congratulations on your new trailer. I have not used solar power myself but at Quartzsite I saw a RVer using a portable solar panel and moving it with the sun to keep their batteries charged. That particular unit wasn't very big but the cost and portability may be the way to start then install permanent solar panels on your roof if you plan to do a lot of boon docking. We use a Vornado brand fan that is compact, quiet and circulates air through out the RV. Yes, you need to "Batten Down The Hatches" when moving your trailer. o I would suggest a light color non slip drawer and cupboard liner to prevent items from moving in your cabinets and keeping the drawer light making it easier to find thing. Dark liners tend to hide things. When it get dirty I just throw it in the washing machine. . o Tension bars and or clear acrylic baskets in the frig to keep items from greeting you when you open the frig door o 6" ball bungee cords to secure your cabinet doors o Commercial grade Velcro to hold things on the walls or counter tops o Baskets on counter tops to hold things so you can put them on the floor quickly when you get ready to move o I keep a canvas bag in my end table and just but all the items on the end table in the bag when I get ready to move ie dog treats, Kleenex box, remote controls and drink coasters. Safe Travels,
  4. Thanks for the washing machine tip, I looked up RV anti freeze and found this product on Walmarts website, seems pretty cost effective.
  5. I hadn't thought about the can goods, will add that to my list. Thank you for the info.
  6. We have never had to "winterize" an RV in our 30+ years of RVing as the weather was moderate where we lived and when we retired full-timed following the sun. This winter we will be leaving it in the mountains. The historical temperatures for the area have average lows in the 20's from late November thru March. It is in an RV park that does have several year round residents and a neighbor offered to keep an eye on it but we want to prepare it so he won't have anything to do. I have reviewed the owners manual and also found this YouTube How To Winterize and RV or Camper with Antifreeze. Will disconnecting the batteries be sufficient? We have a disconnect switch that we have used in the past when we have left the rig unattended for a week or so but this will be for a couple of months. Slides in our out? How to keep mice, squirrels and the like from getting in? ie moth balls in storage compartments? We will have access to power and wondering whether or not to leave a ceramic heater (ie a Vornado brand with Auto shut off and tip over shut off features) on low inside? Cupboard doors opened or closed? How do you winterize a washing machine, residential frig ice maker or dishwasher? Any suggestions, tips or tricks appreciated. Thanks.
  7. We have used Twin Peaks an Independent Agency in Ft Lauderdale, Florida for several years for our MDT and Fiver. Twin Peaks RV Insurance
  8. Each person is different and what works for one may not work for another. It takes patience and trial and error to find the right mix. We have been taking Doctor's Best Curcumin Phytosome Featuring Meriva Vegetarian Capsules.We were told the "Meriva" helps is the absorption of the Curcumin. We have tried glucosamine chondroitin & MSM without success but have friends that it has worked for. Our dog has arthritis and 2 years ago the Vet recommended a combination of glucosamine hydrochloride, low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate and avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (asu) and methylsulfonylmethane (msm) (Dasuquin) and she showed improvement in a couple of months and continues to do well. Here is an article on some other foods that may assist with easing the symptoms of arthritis: This article has a holistic approach to treating arthritis: I had to quit drinking coffee last year and replaced it with Licorice Spice tea (also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties) and Ginger Tumeric (purported to have anti inflammatory properties) tea's. It wasn't easy quitting a 40+ year habit but a side benefit for me was 2 months after starting licorice tea I lost 4lbs with no other changes in my diet. Lastly I use blue emu cream and feel it reduces my arthritic knee pain. Good luck with your search.
  9. We had a Whirlpool Compact Washer and a GE Compact Dryer installed in our fiver in 2004 and both are still going strong. Love them. You can fit more than you think but as a front load washer you just have to make sure the load is balanced with like sized clothing. One thing to consider when installing a washer and dryer is to measure the RV entry door width and if the units are in the bedroom and you have a hallway to get to it measure that too. To prevent mildew odors in the rig from water left in the washing machine after a wash I use The Home Store Moisture Eliminators, 9.8 oz. They also work great in dishwasher drawers.
  10. Here is a website listing state by state Probate laws:
  11. Can you post a picture of the track and current curtains?
  12. I agree, and greatly appreciate hearing from everyone here.
  13. Glad you shared that site, good to get the info out there. We have used it several times to locate service in our travels and have posted our experiences.
  14. I thought this was interesting that Tiffin Factory: “Indeed, in an effort to focus on warranty service for coaches recently purchased, we have instated a program that enables coaches up to four years old, or in need of items covered under our 1/5/10-year limited warranty program, the ability to utilize our factory warranty center." .... “With a lack of trained and reliable technicians at RV dealerships, this can have a real impact on owners of coaches over four years old.” The Complete article here: I had just seen an interview with Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) talking about his Works Foundation and after reading the TIffin article my first thought was job opportunities for trained RV technicians. As long as we drive cars, trucks, RV's etc there will always be a need for good technicians and a side incentive for this line of work most training is a lot less then 4 years of costly college.
  15. Follow Up: I reloaded and updated the drivers for my printer and was able to scan a doc directly from by printer to my computer. Success. Today I needed to scan a 26 page document into one file and and tried it through my printer and it worked very well. Thank you again for all your suggestions much appreciated. Safe Travels.