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RE: Route 82 Alamagordo to Artesia

Okay, thanks so much. We have done some steep (not like we haven't) but...don't need to push it either. Good info. Donna
dcason 11/21/19 07:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 82 Alamagordo to Artesia

We are heading to Guadalupe National Park so I can just reroute us through outer loop of El paso....
dcason 11/21/19 05:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 82 Alamagordo to Artesia

Class c 24 feet towing a jeep...we have a transmission cooler.... Perhaps not a wise choice? donna
dcason 11/21/19 05:53am Roads and Routes
Route 82 Alamagordo to Artesia

Anybody have any insights on this road...thinking it goes through a pass? Lines on map are a little squiggly...just wondering what to expect...TODAY! Donna
dcason 11/21/19 05:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Kitty litter: How do you dispose of it while on the road?

We had a cat for years and I used the clumping litter and scooped several times per day. NEVER change the litter. While camping I would scoop and put in regular trash. If you are boon docking then we would have a bin/box outside camper/perhaps on the bumper where we could store until we find a place to put trash.
dcason 11/09/19 01:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

ELKloaf? Son has some given to him and we/I am going to cook it and I have never had game meat...so I want to cover it up and meatloaf sounds like a way? Donna
dcason 11/03/19 08:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Thinking About Nova Scotia/PEI July/Aug 2020

We did cabot trail in 25 foot class C...new to us but 8 years old. I think that road is best done in a car. After we were done (he did not check the brakes like I asked before we went and found out on the trail) I told him I would not do it again if someone paid me a million bucks. He said for a million bucks he would liquor me up and off we would go...LOL. Anyway pick a campground and take a toad.
dcason 11/03/19 08:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

Or get a senior dog that will just be happy to have a loving home!
dcason 09/02/19 10:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

Go to a shelter although that really is not the best place to see what a dog is really like but some shelters will let you have a trial run. I got mine from perfect pets rescue (not a sticks and bricks shelter but in foster homes) and I see you are in connecticut....so not far. They have a van transporting vetted and fostered dogs up here every two weeks. Some are adopted right at the van and some stay in foster for awhile until their family finds them. Our girl (48 lb. lab/heller mix) came potty trained (1.5 years at adoption) with instructions where to go. There are so many great dogs just waiting for homes...never assume that shelter dogs have issues....although before we got ours my husband did NOT share with me his thoughts about them having issues. We had Mali for one month when we took off for a two month long trip out west. She had never slept in the same room as us (I have sleep issues so I need what I can get) but she had been in the rv a couple of times. She was great. She chewed the rope (we had her tied to the dinette table leg) twice within the first hour. It purpose was to keep her out from under driver's feet which was easily managed with some training and a big foot blocking. Her bed between our seats or she in my lap. She gets out every time we stop...mostly just to sniff and that satisfies her on the multiway trip out west from NY. We stop at dog parks here and there enroute. She is on a long line when we boondocks and I think she loves the fact that there are constantly new sniffs. She is quiet when we are out (not that much without her). Do it but don't get a little barker! Do a trial run of a couple of days and in the rv.
dcason 09/02/19 10:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Recommend a sealant or caulk

Geocel Proflex is amazing stuff - it sticks to anything. Forever. Okay I ordered some...thank you.
dcason 08/22/19 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Class A suitable for boon docking

Another consideration for boon docking is battery bank size. Usually easier to expand battery bank size in a class A. Do class A's typically come with enough for that (frugal usage)? We did add to our C.
dcason 08/22/19 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommend a sealant or caulk

For rooftop use: Dicor self-leveling lap joint compound is the standard stuff. It goes on with the consistency of yogurt, so it's not useful at all for vertical applications (it self-levels down the wall). For other things, I find OSI Quad Max works fairly well and is not too expensive and is available at big box stores. The Max version is definitely nicer to work with than the standard OSI Quad, and the nozzle on the tubes can be unscrewed and cleaned out after storage should it goober up which is a big advantage as far as I'm concerned. This is a polyurethane-based compound, I believe, not too much unlike GeoCel Proflex. For little things like door hold-open catches, plain plumber's putty also works pretty well and is comparatively neat and clean to work with and easy to remove should the need come up. Thank you. No roof stuff at this time just horizontals and verticals. You mention PROFLEX Geocel and that was what i was just looking at...use that?
dcason 08/22/19 01:16pm General RVing Issues
Recommend a sealant or caulk

Hubby is in the process of scraping away old caulk/sealant on class C...around windows, door, compartments. Anyone have a recommended goo to reseal with? AND what do you actually call it. We can use amazon prime or camping world (15 minutes away). Donna
dcason 08/22/19 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Short Class A suitable for boon docking

We currently have a class C and can go a week frugally so tanks in an A would be better! Didn't think of that...thank you! What are you wanting to be different while boondocking in an A vs your current C? Its time might be ending...we have a leak that hubby is fixing (and swears he will fix; he is a diy guy to the max)....in the cabover. Looking to get rid of the cabover and thus a King bed. He sleeps in cabover; I get the back bed which he only fits in if he sleeps diagonally (not going to happen with me in there). I need room to sleep! Our added water tank (hubby!) gets us a week and that is good...after that I need to move on to new sights. And is just about 15 years old. Donna
dcason 08/22/19 03:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CHECK your seals/caulking yearly

will remind hubby of the lights!
dcason 08/21/19 03:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Short Class A suitable for boon docking

In the "for what it's worth" category, my insurance has a clause that specifically states the rv is not to be driven off a paved or serviceable road surface more than 50'. Any damage - to anything - as a result would be a denied claim. Pretty much most manufacturers make a small Gas class a 26-27'. Most are on the F53 with 19" wheels. Not sure if that would manage where you plan to take it. Smaller A's like the Vegas are on the E450 chassis with 16" wheels. Hubby does all the repairs so what he sows he reaps! If he is going to treat it like an all terrain vehicle, he will be fixing it!
dcason 08/21/19 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short Class A suitable for boon docking

More importantly is the size of the fresh water tank and holding tanks for boon docking. Our old 32H Bounder has 100 gallons of fresh water and 2 50 gallon waste tanks. We're good for 7-10 day before we have to dump. Richard We currently have a class C and can go a week frugally so tanks in an A would be better! Didn't think of that...thank you!
dcason 08/21/19 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How High???

UH YES...when we came to a low bridge once and a questionable weight limit...we have to figure it out! So we measured the height and have it posted lest husband forget. AND we figured out our weight...roughly. A must to know if you take back roads and off the beaten track.
dcason 08/21/19 01:31pm General RVing Issues
Short Class A suitable for boon docking

Might be looking to buy new or used Shorter Class A - 24 to 27' maybe. But needs to be high enough (not low rider) to be taken boon docking/gravel/some dirt roads...but not 4x 4 obviously. Would like a king or two twin bed. Any ideas? NOT diesel as hubby needs to be able to work on it.
dcason 08/21/19 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CHECK your seals/caulking yearly

Ah, I thought eternabond was forever (kind of)...that would be a nightmare to remove! Not forever but for a good ling time... " EternaBond® has an expected life (depending on where you live) of 18-35 years exposed to the weather. EternaBond® has a 5 year shelf life" Great!
dcason 08/20/19 02:17pm Class C Motorhomes
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