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  1. I am curious as to what people use to store spices. Do you keep them in a rack or carousel, in a cabinet or drawer? There are so many options.
  2. We joined last year before the price increase to give it a try. I thought I'd rather do something like that than a parking lot en route since I don't like expensive campgrounds for overnighting. Our first HH use will be next month. We plan to overnight at an antique car museum. They ask that you buy an admission ticket to the museum. We'll buy two at $12.50 each. I'm not sure we'll renew next year. Like others said, there are often state parks or other options.
  3. Thanks for your feedback Linda. I may wait until the last minute on those. If there's room, include them intact. If not, scan them as best I can.
  4. I confess it never occurred to me that our printer software may have had that scan and split capability already. I checked after the fact. I can't find it if it does. I would have been slightly annoyed if it had. $20 is $20.
  5. Yes, you can try it for free. However, as noted on the guarantee page, the photos will have watermarks until you register the software by paying for it. I was satisfied with the software and think it was $20 well spent. I didn't want Adobe photoshop, and I didn't notice an option with the printer software. Most of the scanning is done. I think I'm down to wedding albums and keepsake baby books. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them.
  6. I know it's an older thread, but since we're scanning photos now, I thought I'd share. We found an online software to download called Autosplitter. It's a one-time fee of $20.00 It allows you to do what Barbaraok described. You scan as many photos you can get on a flatbed scanner, leaving some space among them. The software recognizes individual photos that you can tweak, rotate, etc. before saving.
  7. While there are trailers with bunkhouses, I don't think many are going to fit your towing capacity limits. As SWharton said, I'd look at popups and consider a tent for the older kids. Our Coleman/Fleetwood Utah popup has two king beds, a dinette bed, and a gaucho couch. We've slept 6 in it. The brochure claims you could sleep 9, with 3 on the king bunk ends (a little too cozy for us).
  8. We picked up some 27 gallon stackable, heavy-duty storage totes on sale this past weekend at Costco. We saw a smaller, stackable size available at our local Office Depot. https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/792989/Greenmade-Storage-Tote-27-Gallons-30/. Apparently Office Depot is matching, or almost matching, the cost at Costco. I looked at the Ziploc with the gasket. I may still use a couple of those. SnowGypsy, are you satisfied with the durability of the Ziploc? Thanks everyone.
  9. Thanks folks. We got our rig a couple of months ago. We've got some time before we are able to full-time, but I wanted to start thinking about storage bins. Lots of good advice here. I can take my time and hopefully catch a few sales.
  10. Thanks Rocksbride. I appreciate your insight. I'll be on the lookout for stackable, rugged bins. I like the tip to group things together to help determine the size needed.
  11. We're gearing up to full-time with hopes to be part of the 2020 class. What storage bins do you use in your basement storage areas? Do you use those with weatherproofing gaskets in the lids to cut down on humidity or smells? Do you use regular bins or some mix, depending upon what is stored? Thanks.
  12. Thanks for the baking tips. The manual noted inferior baking results if you used the glass turn table in place of the metal one. It's good to know that I can use other metal pans.
  13. From another forum I learned that SC State Parks are doing a 12 days of Christmas sale, offering different specials on different days. Day 4 and Day 11 look like good deals. https://southcarolinaparks.com/deals/12-days-of-deals
  14. I look forward to this discount every year. We usually buy a dollar amount to cover a week of camping at any Virginia State Park. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/give-the-gift-of-outside-and-save-25
  15. Thanks for the tips. I think a spring trip to a Corelle/Corningware outlet store is in my future.😉
  16. We just bought a used coach with an Advantium microwave/convection oven. It is missing its metal oven pan. I would like to try baking in it. Should I try to find a replacement metal pan or can I use something else? My aunt suggested stoneware as a replacement. Has anyone done this? Thanks for your insights.
  17. My husband is retired Navy. We are curious as to what other retired military members did with their last uniforms, shadow box, and charge books when they hit the road full-time and sold their sticks and brick home. We do not intend to get a storage unit and had hoped not to burden relatives with care of our stuff. We were just wondering what others chose to do with those types of things.
  18. We've stayed at Pinchot. We too liked the pet-free loops for the same reasons. I would love to see that option offered at more places. Maryland State Parks offer pet-free loops on their reservation system. I don't know if it's in all of the state parks, but it's an option for Point Lookout State Park.
  19. Thank you for sharing. We're hoping to start full-timing in 2020.
  20. I just found out about this program. Sounds like a great deal. https://everykidinapark.gov/
  21. I'm thinking that the insulation value in the Ice Castles must be pretty good.
  22. Good question Allentc2. Like you we are aiming for a DP Newmar in the 33' to 36' range for our full-time adventure. We are planning to get a washer and dryer. However, we too wondered about the time and space. Based on the responses thus far, it sounds like the washer and dryer is still the choice for us. We might venture to some laundromat though. My husband is big and tall. I joke that he puts a shirt and a pair of jeans in the laundry basket, and the laundry basket is full. Enjoying the responses. I'll have to remember the hose upgrade.
  23. Hi! Thanks for letting us see your rig and offering some insights on fulltiming. That was the first time I had been inside a B+. Your rig was a nice fit for you. With my husband's size, we can hardly consider anything other than a Class A or 5er for full-timing purposes. I see in your signature line that you have a blog. Now I've got some more reading to do. That will give me something to do on this muggy day - besides the laundry that I'm still trying to get done! So Jayson, Class B or B+ is possible for some. It's not even a consideration for us though. I too think the regular B's are pricey for the space when you could get a Class C or the same price or less and have more space. I'm thinking of just moving around open space too, not only storage and tank sizes. Maybe you could rent one for a week or so and try it out?
  24. On our last camping trip, we met a camphost who is fulltiming in a B+. It was a Phoenix Cruiser without slides. She has been fulltiming for four years.
  25. The sequence of events always makes my head spin. Moving and getting our domicile established before purchasing the full-time RV will be key for us.
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