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  1. Cleaning as a necessity

    This discussion recently came up in our park in the mountains which is surrounded by lots of open space and critters of all shapes and sizes. The solution to mice and rats "peppermint oil" here is a link to a website explaining how to: Using Peppermint Oil as a Natural Mouse Repellent
  2. Rv haulers

    Here are several services that offer free estimates that may be of assistance to compare prices and maybe find one less expensive for your needs: https://www.google.com/search?q=RV+Hauler+services&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
  3. Homesick, Help!

    We stayed outside of the small town of Hardeeville, SC in Hardeeville RV Park, http://www.hardeevillerv.com/home1024.htm north of Savannah GA 10 year ago. The park was in the process of building a new office and had just expanded with several new sites, we were the first to stay in our particular site. We had a huge pull thru and the service was terrific. The current rate is listed as $375 a month plus electricity. The park had sites among the trees and out in the open. We opted for the open for our satellite. Here is the link to RV Park Reviews of the park: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/south-carolina/hardeeville/hardeeville-rv?page=1&reviews_by=newest
  4. Homesick, Help!

    Are you trying to avoid snow in the winter? Are you looking for any particular activity?
  5. Online Travel Map

    I am new to Facebook and am concerned about access to the information on my page. If you allow access only to friends you choose, will you show up in their friends list? and people on your friends list will have access to your info? Hope that makes sense?
  6. Love the abundance of shade and privacy screens on the patio.
  7. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. We found a contractor and are working with the HOA to start our deck and awning. There are no RV ports in this park, we would be the first one if we can get the architectural committee to approve. Have not found explanation yet for their not being approved in the past but have neighbors interested in building one for their RV so will research further. Thanks again, safe travels.
  8. Want to build one and we will be the first in our summer community so need to show ideas to the HOA of some in other RV Parks. If you have stayed in a RV park that has Awnings over RV's would love the URL if possible. If you have built one for your RV would love to hear comments and suggestions for building ie height, length, materials, drainage, wind, rain, snow etc. I know each city/county/state has different building codes but would like to hear all ideas. Thank you.
  9. Water Aerobics and Sun Burns

    Thank you for letting me know. I corrected the link. http://www.uvskinz.com/?Click=4504&gclid=CM3wqvHa79QCFRaTfgodkI8B2A
  10. 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.
  11. 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,
  12. How to winterize a 5th wheel?

    Thanks for the washing machine tip, I looked up RV anti freeze and found this product on Walmarts website, seems pretty cost effective.
  13. How to winterize a 5th wheel?

    I hadn't thought about the can goods, will add that to my list. Thank you for the info.
  14. 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.
  15. Full Time Insurance

    We have used Twin Peaks an Independent Agency in Ft Lauderdale, Florida for several years for our MDT and Fiver. Twin Peaks RV Insurance