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Posted by gayle on February 22, 1999 at 01:29:43:
         I am in the starting stages of planning to RV around the world using freighters to
         get from one continent to the other. We want to bring computer, camera to
         record and write about adventures, what about difference in electricity/voltage?
         Can we take RV as cargo? Itinerary may be U.S. - Europe - Asia,
         Australia-South America back. Any experiences or suggestions welcome. I am
         an author of casino gambling how-to books so worldwide casinos would
         definitely be on the agenda. thanks..gayle. 

Posted by virginia hyde on March 01, 1999 at 13:24:02:
         Hi, My husband and I are getting ready to attend the Life on Wheels RV
         conference in Idaho in July, 1999. We are very excited about and have already
         registered to attend this week long "RV COLLEGE" that offers around 100
         classes in RVing. Curious to hear if anyone has attended this (or taught any
         sessions) or heard anything about this. Thanks, Virginia 

Posted by Barb Hofmeister on March 02, 1999 at 19:11:32:
        In Reply to: Attending the Life on Wheels RV Conf posted by virginia hyde on March 01, 1999
         We have heard only good reports of this conference and several have attended
         more than once. You should learn a lot and have fun besides.Barb  

Posted by Katy on March 10, 1999 at 00:25:36:
        In Reply to: Re: Attending the Life on Wheels RV Conf posted by Barb Hofmeister on 3/2/99
         I haven't attended it, but would like more information. Do you have a phone #
         or e-mail address where I could find out dates, cost, etc. Thanks, Katy l

Posted by RamblinReece on April 05, 1999 at 14:35:30:
        In Reply to: Re: Attending the Life on Wheels RV Conf posted by Katy on March 10, 1999
          PEGGYW@novell.uidaho.edu (Peggy Waterman) This nice person will give
          you all the information needed. We are going. Hope to see you there. Bonnie

Posted by Katy Smith on April 07, 1999 at 20:06:20:
        In Reply to: Re: Attending the Life on Wheels RV Conf posted by
        RamblinReece on April 05, 1999 at 14:35:30:
         Thanks for the info. We're all registered and looking forward to

Posted by stev on May 01, 1999 at 19:20:29:
          We`re planning on going fulltiming soon. I have a couple of ball & cap
          blackpower replica guns & would like to know where I can find out about
          carrying them in the RV . In all the States . In Cananda & into Mexico. Thx

Posted by Loranna on May 12, 1999 at 01:46:52:
         I just read one of Ron's views and at the end he said "wave as you go by." My
         husband and I have been RVing for a couple of years now in the hopes of
         semi-retirement soon so are not that experienced. But my husband is especially
         friendly and waves at ALL RV's no matter what kind shape or size but the
         number of waves we receive back are very few. We had begun to think it was
         a code of most RVers not to wave. We've traveled all over the south and west
         and some central and find it the same everywhere. Why don't more people

Posted by Agnes on May 12, 1999 at 10:10:30:
        In Reply to: No Waves posted by Loranna on May 12, 1999 at 01:46:52:
         My first thought would be that they didn't see you wave. I know that when we
         see RVs going down the road, the drivers look pretty much occupied with
         watching the road, not oncoming RVs or cars. Since a wave only lasts a split
         second, I would bet that most of them miss it. I'm always trying to see if they
         have Escapee's logos on the windshield and never am able to tell. Traffic just
         moves past too quickly. I'll bet if you wave when you're in a campground, you'll
         get a response! 

Posted by Ron Hofmeister on May 13, 1999 at 23:53:59:
        In Reply to: Re: No Waves posted by Agnes on May 12, 1999 at 10:10:30:
         Forget waving when traveling busy interstate highways. But we always wave at
         oncoming RVs when we are on two lane roads and most wave back. We don't
         wave at cars or trucks, but if someone waved at us we would wave back. I
         think it helps to be in an RV and on a "red road" (U.S. Highway). Try it again.
         We will wave for sure. Ron 

Posted by Bob Phelps on May 14, 1999 at 04:02:34:
        In Reply to: Re: No Waves posted by Ron Hofmeister on May 13, 1999
         I sure to look forward to getting on the road in a couple more months and
         joining a sweet fellowship that is concerned about waving. You just don't know
         how good that sounds to me. - Bob 

Posted by Ebs on March 18, 1999 at 20:25:58:
         Anyone out there carrying a "Porta-Bote" or Sea Eagle inflatable in/on your RV
         for fishing. I'm investigating BOTH and would like some pros and cons from
         users of both. 

Posted by jo on March 20, 1999 at 23:05:06:
        In Reply to: Fishing posted by Ebs on March 18, 1999 at 20:25:58:
         Dear Ebs. My husband and I purchased an 11 foot eagle boat in 97. We really
         do enjoy it. We have a 3.3 motor for it. It is light enough for us to carry and
         easy set up and take down. We made a boat rack for it out of pvc pipe and are
         able to take it up and down as need be. Last summer we took a trip to June
         Lake, Topaz Lake, Bridgeport and Twin Lakes. Really had a great time. Good
         luck fishing. 

Posted by Dave Jenkins on March 24, 1999 at 18:47:23:
        In Reply to: Re: Fishing posted by jo on March 20, 1999
         At the last RV show in our area (Seattle) last year, we bought the 12'
         Porta-Bote and then a Honda 5hp engine for it. We have a 33' 5th wheel, and
         with 2 slides we're packing the boat on the roof in it's RV mounts. We got the
         idea from a guy in a motorhome we met at a rest stop somewhere in Eastern
         Washington. We love to fish and had a 12' alum. boat prior to this. It's quicker
         to set up than most inflatables and is pretty tough to poke a hole in. At 68# it's
         not too heavy, but just to make life easier we're mounting a davit on the rear
         corner of the trailer to hoist the boat up and down. The engine lives in the truck.
         Porta-bote has a website and a lengthy history. Good luck! Dave

Posted by Ebs on April 12, 1999 at 20:05:30:
         Has anyone compiled a list of places NOT TO BE in your RV at certain times
         of the year? ie: Midwest in spring (Tornados), Southern Calif in Feb. (Floods),
         What's the hurricane season in the Southeast?? etc. 

Posted by Linda Clark on April 04, 1999 at 09:26:17:
         My husband & I are comtemplating full-timing and much of our time will be
         spent traveling in a truck camper in Central & South America. We were told
         we should get tips from reading the articles, "Turtle Expeditions", in some back
         issues of the "4 Wheeler" magazine. These expeditions tell about travels in
         developing countries. I have not been able to locate the magazine. Can
         someone tell me if I have the title right & where to get it. Do you know what
         issues told about Central or South American expeditions? 

Posted by Norm Wyner on February 18, 1999 at 15:28:47:
         We seldom dry camp because I am addicted to our satellite TV system and
         using our computer. We would appreciate comments from those who have an
         inverter system concerning how effective they are in freeing you from the
         shore-power plug. Any suggestions as to specific makes, models, and
         installation facilities would be helpful. Thanks! 

Posted by Toni Warriner on April 05, 1999 at 18:20:40:
         Hi,My husband and I are planning on fulltiming in th next 8 moths. Can't
         wait,but still getting the house ready to sell. I was wondering if anyone knows
         how long it takes to recieve literature from Workcampers on Wheels. I sent for
         some over a month ago and haven't heard from them yet. Am I just impatient?
         We plan on doing alot of boondocking and gold prospecting,as well as playing

Posted by Chuck Mercer on April 07, 1999 at 11:26:02:
        In Reply to: Workcampers on Wheels posted by Toni Warriner on April 05, 1999
         If you're talking about Workers on Wheels, it took 5-6 weeks for me to get my
         first info from them. In her defense, she's a FTer with an address in SD and
         physically who knows where, so I guess it takes a while to get things up and
         running. Once you're on the mailing list, things seem to be more regular.

Posted by Cindy Johnston on April 10, 1999 at 17:30:23:
        In Reply to: Workcampers on Wheels posted by Toni Warriner on April 05, 1999
         Toni, Chuck is correct that Coleen (Workers on Wheels)is a fulltimer and does
         happen to be on the road at this time, which could account for the delay if you
         contacted her through the website or snail mail. However, I think you may find
         that you are able to get a more prompt response if you contact Coleen directly
         via e-mail at wow@workersonwheels.com. It's a great newsletter, very
         informative, and she is quite helpful. I would suggest that you resubmit your
         request for information through this address and see if you have a little better
         luck. Even if you have had to wait for the information, WOW is worth it! Good
         luck with selling the house and getting on the road! 

Posted by Bev A on April 22, 1999 at 03:23:54:
         Hi, This is in response to a message on the "Coffee Break" segment from
         March. Someone inquiring as to a good method of water treatment sanitization.
         I want to recommend this site, as the information is so important, and I want
         people to be aware that even small amounts of chlorine left in treated water can
         be very, very bad for your health. This article really researches the topic and
         gives sound advise.  Bev 

Posted by Agnes on April 26, 1999 at 11:44:13:
        In Reply to: Water TreatmentSanitization posted by Bev A on April 22, 1999
         I'm surprised by this post because our RV manual suggests adding a teaspoon
         full of bleach to the tank each time you fill it. In addition to that, I know that
         chlorine bleach is often used in restaurants as a disinfectant in the final rinse
         water. Help, anyone!

Posted by Bev on February 22, 1999 at 00:10:27:
        In Reply to: Inverter Systems posted by Norm Wyner on February 18, 1999
         Hi, I've been searching out inverter info for my hubby's review. Have found a
         site you must check out. It's at:
         http://www.rvnetwork.com/members/phrannie/invert.com. This has everything
         you would ever want to know about inverters. You might want to check out the
         rest of this site, too. Has all the info a newbie needs for many technical-type
         concerns. Happy camping to you and yours! Bev 

Posted by Ebs on March 18, 1999 at 21:23:55:
         I've been surfing all over the net regarding RVs and fulltiming for the past few
         months. I remember seeing something related to a Boondocking Club or Group
         but can't seem to find it again. Can someone direct me to experienced
         Boondockers that spend most of their time roughin it.......not at Wal-mart
         though, I don't really wanna do that

Posted by Chuck Mercer on March 19, 1999 at 11:38:22:
        In Reply to: Boondocking posted by Ebs on March 18, 1999 at 21:23:55:
         The Escapees have a group - "BOF dry campers (Boondockers): Rendezvous
         News lists where Escapees boondockers are getting together. It's $5 yearly
         ($6 in Canada). Write/send check to Pat and Art Zumwalt, 101 Rainbow Dr.,
         #4766, Livingston, TX 77351. " 

Posted by Katy Smith on March 26, 1999 at 20:16:38:
        In Reply to: Re: Boondocking posted by Chuck Mercer on March 19, 1999
         Escapee Fouders, Kay and Joe Peterson, also have a book, "Survival of the
         Snowbirds" that goes into a lot about boondocking and tells of places besides
         Wal-Mart. I really enjoyed in and would recommend it. You can order it
         through the Escapees or through Workcamper News. Try the Escapees
         website also. Good luck! Katy 

Posted by Agnes on April 29, 1999 at 16:26:23:
         In looking through the cookbook that came with our micro/convection oven, I
         noticed that it says not to use glass pie plates when baking a pie. I love glass
         pie plates--they are all I use. Does anyone know why you shouldn't use them?
         In other recipes that use the "Bake" mode you can use glass so it isn't the glass
         itself, obviously, it must have to do with pies. Anyone know what this is

Posted by Laura Reeves on May 06, 1999 at 12:48:06:
        In Reply to: MicrowaveConvection Ovens posted by Agnes on April 29, 1999
        I have always used my glass pie plate in my convection oven. I never had any
         problems. The info you received was news to me. 

Posted by Agnes on May 10, 1999 at 09:21:38:
        In Reply to: Re: MicrowaveConvection Ovens posted by Laura Reeves on May 06, 1999 Laura, did you use if to bake a pie? That seems to be the only time my cook
          book mentions not to use it.

Posted by Kay on April 14, 1999 at 13:02:20:
         How does one clean the ceiling carpet when everything seems like you have to
         "stand on your head? Thanks