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  1. The Class-less Class

    It's not being different that makes me dislike it; it's that so many people disappears from previously popular communication channels. Linda
  2. Random questions from the crack of dawn

    In our Class C and Class B we made laundromats one of our stops on travel days. In our class A we towed a car so could go to the laundromat anytime. In our Class C and Class B we used the cab air to keep us comfortable on travel days. They weren't big enough to need the roof air running while traveling. In our Class A, we mostly ran our generator and A/C on travel days to exercise the generator without irritating neighbors. When boondocking the days seldom got hot enough to need the air--just open some windows and turn on the fans. Linda Sand
  3. The Class-less Class

    I looked at your floor plan--very impressive! I also like the trees lining your lot. I could live there. Linda
  4. The Class-less Class

    That's one of the reasons I hate facebook! Everyone disappears from previous communication channels. Once again I am missing IYQ; he did a good job of keeping this thread going. Linda
  5. The Class-less Class

    Tap, tap. Is this thing on?
  6. Induction cookware

    I took a magnet and went to Bed, Bath & Beyond. After finding sets that would work, I bought a set and gave away the pans I didn't need. Maybe not the cheapest way to do this but it certainly was easy to do and I appreciated being able to see how handles were connected and how they felt in my hand and what the shapes were not just the capacities. Linda Sand
  7. Hello and Thank You

    Welcome. You seem to be doing well. Itasca is a good brand and your floor plan looks very livable. I hope your travels turn out to be everything you wish for them. Linda Sand
  8. What future for our national parks?

    The main argument is false. National parks have free days every year when those who otherwise could not afford to go can then do so. Back when we were young and broke free days at historical and cultural sites were a real boon. Now that we can afford to pay we don't mind doing so. If paying more for each park means we can't go to as many parks in one year, that's OK. Maybe we'll go to different ones next year. Maybe we'll even go to lesser known parks if their rates are less. If fact, having to pay more per popular park would, I think, help reduce over use while improving the experiences we do have. How many of you have been to Pipestone National Monument? Linda Sand
  9. The Class-less Class

    Turkey is high protein low calorie; eat lots of it. My treat this year is the pumpkin pie filling without the crust. Linda
  10. Grey Water Dumping

    La Posa South BLM allows tenters but they must be within so many feet of a port-a-pot. Billdean's comment must be why. Linda Sand
  11. Never say "always". Those of us who have learned to do sponge baths and navy showers but have bladder and/or digestive problems often fill the black water tank first if it and the gray water are the same size. As always in RVing, as in life, the answer is "It depends." Linda Sand
  12. Given your medical need for long showers you also need to be looking at the size of the water heater. I hope you and your wife don't like to shower at the same time of day--one morning and one evening would help with the heating of the water. Linda Sand
  13. Maiden of the Winnie Mini Micro

    Yay! Linda Sand
  14. Buying a cover

    I hear about more damage done by tarps than I do by snow. I doubt I would tarp an RV. But the only one I parked in Minnesota in the winter was a Class B so what do I know? I do know wet snow is heavy when it comes removal time. But, when there was no snow my solar panels worked so I had power. Linda Sand
  15. So How Do We Pack When Moving

    One way to deal with those is to buy a new set of tube socks then slide each glass into a sock. Linda Sand
  16. Maiden of the Winnie Mini Micro

    Even my friends who love fishing take a day off now and then. Probably not that first week, though. Linda Sand
  17. So How Do We Pack When Moving

    You can also put bins in the fridge and cupboards to put things into so they will move less. Linda Sand
  18. So How Do We Pack When Moving

    If you hang anything that goes on the wall with sufficient 3M Command Strips you don't have to take those things down. Do push against them occasionally to be sure the strips are still holding. We also used Corelle dishes and Corning casseroles and didn't do anything special with them except line the shelves with non-slip pads before putting the dishes in the cupboard. We did keep the plastic inserts that came with the casseroles to hold the lids upside down inside the casseroles. My desk chair was on wheels so I used a bungee cord to fasten it to the desk. Anything sitting unanchored beside a sink (soap, lotion. etc.) got tossed into the sink. Laptops and accessories were placed into a soft-sided cooler bag that was strapped behind the driver's seat. When I had my last Class B I had inside storage for bag chairs and mops, etc. and those got bungeed to the back wall of the bathroom; they were usually already in place when it came time to move. Cartons of soft drinks were stored on the floor in front of the sofa bed and allowed to slide back and forth if I needed to accelerate or decelerate suddenly. Condiments on the door shelves in the fridge were rearranged so they couldn't slide with cans of soft drinks added as necessary to fill in spaces. Packing the interior goes quickly once you decide what goes where. Linda Sand
  19. Our Custom Class B!

    How tall is that space behind the drivers seat? Could you build a fence that fits horizontally while driving then stands vertically while parked? Which implies turning the passenger seat morning and evening since you want to keep the dog up front at night. I'm not sure how your dog is about jumping fences. Maybe you need to build a bulkhead type wall out of something see through. But then you couldn't swivel the passenger seat. Hmmm. You have quite the challenge there. Linda Sand
  20. Our Custom Class B!

    Something like this? https://www.amazon.com/Partition-Bulkhead-Divider-Express-1996-2017/dp/B00CIHX618 Linda Sand
  21. Solar & portable heater questions

    I wouldn't cover the solar panels. Just wash them next spring when you get ready to travel again. I used a small space heater I got from Walmart placed where it would do the most good. Be sure you get one that turns off when tipped over. Linda Sand
  22. Getting into Full timing

    This is important and well organized information. The only slight correction I would make is you only need wheel chocks if your RV is a trailer. Linda Sand
  23. Winter Reservations

    Might it be what is seen as price gouging is simply their cost of recovery? Surely they've had extra expenses this year? Linda Sand
  24. Blood testing, PT/INR

    When I had my doctor's orders in hand I went to an independent lab. I wish I could remember how I found them. Linda Sand