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  1. I have participated in a drug study but NOT one that might give me the disease. Only people who really need cash would likely do that which means they may not be the healthiest to start with if they need money that badly.
  2. We used to do that. Dave's parents, their four kids, three spouses, and seven grandkids. Technically only five families but the kids often had separate tents so it looked, and felt, like more. When we were still RVing we camped at a state park near home one weekend and invited extended family for a weiner roast. Nine of us for the evening. The camp host came by to be sure we weren't all staying the night in our Winnebago View. Linda
  3. Ugh! I'm sorry you are having to cope with this. All of it. Linda
  4. That makes so much sense. Thank you. I would go late afternoon which is not a particularly popular time for our residents according to the staff there. Since I'm basically wanting to get my joints moving while burning a few calories it is not likely I will do any heavy breathing. Linda
  5. Look for something like the following for your state. The relevant Minnesota statute: Motor home. (a) "Motor home" means a recreational vehicle designed to provide temporary living quarters. The motor home has a living unit built into as an integral part of, or permanently attached to the chassis of, a motor vehicle or van. (b) A motor home must contain permanently installed, independent, life-support systems that meet the American National Standards Institute standard number A119.2 for recreational vehicles and provide at least four of the following facilities, two of which must be from the systems listed in clauses (1), (5), and (6): (1) a cooking facility with liquid propane gas supply, (2) a refrigerator, (3) a self-contained toilet or a toilet connected to a plumbing system with a connection for external water disposal, (4) a heating or air conditioning system separate from the motor vehicle engine, (5) a potable water supply system including a sink with a faucet either self-contained or with connections for an external source, and (6) a separate 110-125 volts electrical power supply. (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "permanently installed" means built into or attached as an integral part of a chassis or van, and designed not to be removed except for repair or replacement. A system that is readily removable or held in place by clamps or tie-downs is not permanently installed. (d) Motor homes include a: (1) type A motor home, which is a raw chassis upon which is built a driver's compartment and an entire body that provides temporary living quarters as described in paragraph (b);
  6. I'm struggling with the going to gym item. The fitness center here is small with every other machine covered to prevent use. You can only go by appointment. Every one is required to wear a mask. Every machine is cleaned between users and touch points are wrapped in plastic wrap. The have been no new cases in the apartments or care center since two each at the very beginning of this pandemic. I have been literally staying home since January but my weight loss is slowing so I feel a need to add exercise. Hall walking is discouraged here because of lack of social distancing. Since I have three comorbidities (none affecting lungs) I am cautious. But, I need to lose another 50 pounds. What do you all think? Should I go? Linda
  7. If worried about odor I would simply put a room deodorizer in the bathroom itself. There is no way to dump any system without releasing some odor so I wouldn't bother trying to do that. Linda
  8. I never left a sewer hose out. Hooked it up, did the dump and rinse, put it away. That said I did have to sometimes walk the hose lifting it as I went to get everything to flow. There's one casino where the dump is a standpipe on a concrete island; I refused to use that one. Hmmm. I wonder if that's why they placed it there? Linda
  9. First you don't need to be very close to a faucet if you have a good-sized hose. Second, It's Flying J that has the RV lanes near the car lanes. That's harder to determine before you pull in now that they have merged with Pilot. Linda
  10. We pulled our toad to just short of our campsite. Unhitch the toad while still of the road. Pull forward and back the motorhome into the site. Move the toad into the site. Then do the reverse when leaving. No one ever complained that we were blocking the road. Maybe because most of them were doing the same thing. Linda Sand
  11. Exterior shades keep the glass from heating up. Interior shade cannot do that.
  12. PPL motorhomes online site is also a good place to get a feel for types of rigs and their prices although nothing is a good as walking through some. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com Linda
  13. Yes dishwashing soap is good. Lots of people use a basin in which to wash dishes then use that water the next time the need to flush the toilet. Linda
  14. I would not use fabric softener; it is designed to coat material so I would be concerned about it coating the tank parts making the seals stop working. Linda Sand
  15. When we moved back into an apartment Dave started dong all our driving, even taking me places he would not need to go. After a couple years of that, I realized I no longer feel my skills are current so I've stopped driving altogether. Since we live in a place where transportation is available (until Covid-19 hit) when Dave needed a driver to a medical procedure we just scheduled a ride in the community van. It's nice to be here. Linda
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