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RE: Printer

go to a laser printer. Ink jets get clogs when not used often. Sometimes you can "steam" the print head over a kettle. Laser avoids that problem. this ^^^ and take a look at the line of Brother laser printers. our Brother B&W laser is going strong after 10-yrs. i never had that sort of longevity from any other printer. Same here. We have a Brother B&W and an HP Color, both laser. We use the Brother all the time and the HP sparingly due to the price in the cartridges. You can select to print B&W on the HP, but not sure how long that makes the cartridges last.
ReneeG 04/05/23 07:50am Technology Corner
RE: 83 and have hung up the keys

Awww, this was very heart-moving. I'm sure it is different for everyone. We have neighbors who are 78. They sold their house last summer, bought a new fifth wheel and truck, and are on the road. They call about every other week on their whereabouts with plans to get with us this fall on a trip if it works out. Take care and do what you want and what you know you can and continue to live life to the fullest.
ReneeG 03/24/23 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water saver for shower.

We always have rinse-free body wash and waterless shampoo on hand when we are on a trip. The rinse-free body wash comes in handy for freshening up just before bed especially when you've had to use bug repellent. We buy it at the drug store in the convalescent needs section, where the walkers, etc. are.
ReneeG 03/24/23 07:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water saver for shower.

For what it is worth, here is how we save water while waiting for the hot water to arrive: Every night, DW is the first to shower. She takes a four-cup plastic measuring cup into the shower. She runs water from the hot water faucet into the measuring cup until the water coming from the faucet is warm enough. The measuring cup usually contains about two cups by the time she decides the water is warm enough. Then, she showers. (And yes, these are very serious Navy showers -- we mostly boondock.) When she is ready for a final rinse, she adds a little hot water to the measuring cup and uses the warm water for rinsing. Then it is my turn to shower. The water in the hose is already warm, so I don't need to use a measuring cup. Someone mentioned Oxygenics. We got one for the trailer and found that it uses a little too much water -- about 3 quarts per minute, on a minimum setting. We found that a cheap little low flow showerhead consumes two quarts per minute on a minimum setting. The Oxygenics is now in our S&B house -- it's great. Thanks for the feedback on tbe Oxygenics and the great idea on the meaduring cup!
ReneeG 03/23/23 08:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water saver for shower.

Our tank is directly below our shower. We easily collect a gallon before the water gets hot.That does not seem possible. No, it doesn't. My showerhead already has a water saver.. a valve that only lets a trickle flow when you want it to. We have a watersaver shower head too. Could be less than a gallon, but not by much. Our water heater is 12 gal.
ReneeG 03/23/23 01:38pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water saver for shower.

We too take Navy showers, but that initial "lead" of water is COLD! Right now we are catching it in a bucket, if we remember. At that, it is a pain. Who has this and does it really halp? Again for my situation the amount of water I need to waste getting the hot from the tank to the faucet is very small. Perhaps you have much 1/2" instead of 3/8" supply lines and a long distance from the tank. I am curious, how much water are you catching? BTW, I maintain a clean FW tank suitable for brushing teeth, drinking after a Brita, and kitchen uses. I am not sure I would want to recycle HW back into the FW tank. After years of use, I am having difficulty keeping the HW clean. I have had issues with odors and mineral deposits even after a vinegar soak. I already spend enough effort on water conservation. Rather than recycle, I would even prefer to carry an extra gallon or two of water in a jug. Our tank is directly below our shower. We easily collect a gallon before the water gets hot.
ReneeG 03/23/23 10:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water saver for shower.

We too take Navy showers, but that initial "lead" of water is COLD! Right now we are catching it in a bucket, if we remember. At that, it is a pain. Who has this and does it really halp?
ReneeG 03/23/23 10:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: newer ford and sensing trailer hooked up

We had this same problem and did all the above including replacing the pigtail, and having the dealership check the connection (without the FW hookup up). We ended up taking the FW to get the brakes checked. One side was completely disconnected, wires worn through and magnets floating free. Turned out the truck sensor was right!
ReneeG 03/22/23 10:40am Towing
RE: Hensley Arrow tips

We had a Hensley Arrow and we bought the Hitch Helper that helps you adjust a fraction of an inch side to side when hooking up. It is worth every penny since we found that you have to be spot on to hookup smoothly. Even with this, the Arrow is worth every penny and every nuance in hooking up.
ReneeG 03/22/23 10:35am Towing
RE: Opinions on Yellowstone trip

In addition, avoid Teton Pass and instead go around through the Snake River canyon to Alpine Pass.
ReneeG 02/09/23 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on Yellowstone trip

Every spring and before a long trip, we take our fifth wheel in and get the tires inspected. We've never had a fail with regular inspections by a professional.
ReneeG 02/08/23 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

You didn't say the weight and length of your trailer, but in most, if not all cases, weight distribution and anti-sway bar are recommended. Some may say otherwise with the anti-sway stating that a properly loaded trailer will eliminate the need for it, but we have always had them for our bumper pulls with no regret.
ReneeG 01/13/23 07:09am Towing
RE: $519 3800w generator available on woot for a few more hours

I'm a frequent buyer and have had only one issue of the hundreds of items I've purchased. THey respond to returns quickly and efficiently.
ReneeG 01/12/23 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: $519 3800w generator available on woot for a few more hours

Sold out! We camped by the host last year and they had this. It is quiet. We could barely hear it from 100 ft.
ReneeG 01/12/23 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Ceramic Protection

What's the purpose of the ceramic protection? If it's to protect the gel coat or decals, we replaced our decals last year for around $7k, parts and labor.
ReneeG 12/01/22 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Compounding Garbage Exponentially

I hope your interpretation is incorrect. Years back, here in Idaho, our then-Gov Dirk Kempthorne distributed monies to improve our state parks. One local state park was adding an RV section, and after our Gov visited the construction, he recommended they change the spaces and turns to accommodate RVs. Now that is being an "advocate for regulatory RV industry issues."
ReneeG 11/17/22 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

I have no idea about the tank cleaning, but have heard of it and makes sense. As for the low temps, wear warm pajamas, lots of blankets and wear socks to bed. It shouldn't get that cold inside at night to have to run a heater, but worse case, set your thermostat to 40 and it won't kick on that much but just enough. Use your propane space heater during the morning until it warms up and bake cinnamon rolls or biscuits every morning. After baking, turn off the oven, then open the door to heat up your space with the residual heat. Now I know why I gain weight on cold weather camping trips!!
ReneeG 11/16/22 03:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beware *** Poor Build Quality 2021 Heartland North Trail

Issue is with newer models. We purchased our Heartland Bighorn new in 2010 and have not had any issues with it other than a sagging back window blind and missing screw in a wall sconce. Both fixed under warranty. Now that our unit is 12 years old, we've replaced some things but they are maintenance issues. It still has the original AC, heater, water heater, roof, flooring, and on and on . . .
ReneeG 11/15/22 11:34am Travel Trailers
RE: It's like Christmas!

Exciting! Congratulations on the new rig and post pictures so we can see too!
ReneeG 11/15/22 07:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

^^Bobbo is correct! time2roll is correct, but does not apply! JRscooby is wrong, or did not comprehend what time2roll said! Well a contractor was using a catalytic heater in trailer to keep supplies from freezing. I was doing some repairs on equipment on jobsite, and every time I walked in that trailer glasses would fog up. If that moisture was all coming from me, the lenses would of fogged outside, cleared in the warmer air. The operative point is he took a separate heater WITH ITS COMBUSTION CHAMBER into the trailer. We have already established that will put moisture into the trailer. It is not something that any trailer manufacturer includes as standard or optional equipment. I went back to TimetoRoll's post, and re-read it. First couple of times I saw n't that was not there, so my response was wrong. Anytime you convert propane to heat you put moisture in the air, and remove oxygen from it. So, IMHO, people should not share air in a limited area with any kind of heater for very long at a time. Now there are claims the unvented catalytic are safe inside living space, but I would not bet my life/sleep in the room with one. (BTW, I know the low ox sensor has shut down my Little Buddy heater, but I will not go sleep with it on.) Agree with you 100% on the Buddy heaters. We have the Big Buddy and only use it during the day and with a window vented a little. We've never slept with it on.
ReneeG 11/14/22 10:36am General RVing Issues
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