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  1. MrsSquid

    Glass cabinets in RVs

    Thanks all. I'm glad to hear that there have not been any issues. The cabinet in the photo faced the front of the coach as opposed to being on a side wall. It really reminded me of a china hutch. They show some vases in it. Since we're planning to full-time, I can't imagine having room for display items. I was trying to imagine what I would store in there, and figured seasoned Escapees would offer insight.
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    Glass cabinets in RVs

    I've noticed that some RVs have glass display/bar cabinets or what appears to be glass components. One photo I saw had a beautiful cabinet with what appears to be clear glass doors with wood trim. It certainly made the aesthetics of that area of the coach. I wondered about the durability of glass with such things as highway motions and small living space where you might bump into things more frequently. If you have a display/bar cabinet, what do you store in it? Would you get another coach with glass? Thank you in advance for your comments.
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    Length Limits in Campgrounds

    I ran across this recently too. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/bear-creek-lake#cabins_camping When you click the PDF for campsite info, the site length and width are markedly larger than the vehicle length. So, I am quite curious. And we learned to watch site width too. We went camping with friends. We arrived first and selected the sites. Our original site selection would not have been wide enough for our friends with their awnings and slide out.
  4. Thank you Kirk and Barbara. The planning tips on how to budget for yearly maintenance and how to stagger the costs of tires, etc. are helpful. Once we determine our initial "yikes" amount for a repair fund, my husband was thinking of adding the cost of what an extended warranty would cost each year. He figured the house always wins, so whatever amount they would charge should at least be sufficient to keep us on track and hopefully prevent financial disaster. I like the 10% idea, but we'll have to see if we can do that. We may have to start out with less and budget more annually. We're still two to three years out from becoming full-timers. We're hoping my cousin's goal of becoming a Newmar dealer coincides with our purchase timing. In the mean time, we're learning what we can.
  5. Do you add the same amount or percentage each month? After a major expenditure, do you try to add more to keep the fund at a minimum level? We're still in our planning stages, but repairs and maintenance is a category we're having difficulty trying to budget.
  6. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Good points about packing materials.
  7. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Thanks Solo18 and Sandsys. All the tips help. I have a 6 section metal muffin pan I picked up years ago. But, silicone has got me wondering if it wouldn't at least be quieter when heading down the road. I may have to give that some thought.
  8. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Wow, nice looking rig. The additional kitchen space was a definite pro for 5th wheels. Thanks for sharing how you travel. We're looking forward to joining the ranks. We're probably class of 2020 or 2021.
  9. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Thanks folks. Lots of good tips here.
  10. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Thanks for showing the floorplan Docj. Bobsallyh - Good reminder about high altitude baking. Big5er - We like Pillsbury biscuits too. My husband calls them "kerwhopping" biscuits. : ) Thanks for the reminders that I shouldn't leave things on the counter when traveling.
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    Like a post?

    Is there a way to "like" a post?
  12. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Ok, I don't cook that much!
  13. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    I'm imagining the coffee beans now. Interesting that you're the second person to mention a toaster oven. I was planning to donate that and get a small toaster. As you said, you must have a large counter top in your unit. I'm trying to picture those appliances in the units I saw at the RV show last weekend and I can't see where they would all fit.
  14. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Good point about not being so hasty to get rid of small appliances right away, and as you as SWharton noted, to evaluate as time goes on. I like the idea of the additional folding table for those times when you want a little extra counter space. We have a couple of folding camp tables that would work. I didn't think of that.
  15. MrsSquid

    FT Cooking/Baking

    Yes, those are some of the same reasons I expect to bake less. I thought just buying a cookie mix now and then or those Pillsbury dough paks might be the way to go. Then, since they probably won't taste as good, we'd eat even less!