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  • Curtis
    Curtis:
    Hey everyone. We have created a new group for all of our "New RVillage members". We are growing pretty fast and in about a week will be automagically joining all NEW RVillagers to this group when they sign up to the site.

    This group is a place where New...  more
    • October 29
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  • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
    Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording :
    Question: I dream of having and traveling with a dog. I am worried about our sometimes 5-6 hour trips to museums (in the car), hiking in No Dog zones etc. How do y'all manage this kind of thing?
    • Sat at 4:55 PM
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    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      LPS There are certainly adjustments one has to make. Depending on one's rig and whether one tends to stay plugged in vs boondocking, you have to make sure your dog stays cool. That's really the biggest thing for me, since my RV is very small and heats up fa...  more
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      Kay and Russ Wallace We have no problem traveling with our dog. When we are hooked up to power we sometimes leave "home." But, mostly we take him with us. Be resourceful. Some places you can eat outdoors and have your dog with you. Sometimes you park in the shade. It is doabl...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
        JLF I guess members of our local social camping club are not among "most people".  We have ten rigs camping regularly through the summer, mostly in commercial campgrounds, and none travel with pets.  We used to have a couple, but none currently.
        • 3 hours ago
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Check out Nina Fusing’s blog at http://wheelingit.us  She and Paul travel with a dog and search out dog-friendly places, and this figures prominently in her blog.  They rarely leave Polly in their rig.  It is a truly excellent blog with ver...  more
      • 2 hours ago
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      JR &Pam If your rig is smaller it will heat up quickly in the sun. When hooked up we leave the a/c on. If going to a museum or other venue we sometimes go in separately and one stays with the dog and takes a walk or other activity (not just sitting and waiting). ...  more
      • 25 minutes ago
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      John & Linda Ok here goes, we have a 30 ft motorhome with 3 legged greyhound, small dog and a cat that allow us to live with them. We do go out and can be gone up to 6 hours. We make sure they have food an water. We take them out to potty just before we leave. As we o...  more
  • eddie1261
    eddie1261 :
    Just a little survey type question here. How many of you use Chromebooks vs full blown Windows laptops?
    • Sat at 4:08 PM
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    • eddie1261
      Taunya and Gary Sr. Apple
      • 6 hours ago
    • eddie1261
      eddie1261 I ordered an Acer Chromebook with a 15.6 inch screen. 88% of the reviews were 4 stars or higher. Most of the low reviews were from people who didn't know what they were buying.
      • 3 hours ago
    • eddie1261
      JLF My use is mostly the basics of email, buying and selling on eBay, banking, social networking, general surfing, word processing and spreadsheets.  I get along fine with older laptops running XP and 8.1.  This is also an inexpensive way to go.&nbs...  more
      • 2 hours ago
    • eddie1261
      NCRvers Macbook, iPad, iPhone... not that I'm an Apple fan or anything.
      • 1 hour ago
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      • eddie1261
        eddie1261 Had I not worked IT for so long, and most businesses use Windows as their platform, I would have been a bigger Mac guy too. I am trying to get rid of my OLD Mac Mini to a Mac collector and I can't even get 50 bucks for it!!!
        • 1 hour ago
    • eddie1261
      John & Linda We use the full blown windows laptop for everything. Mail, banking, bills, trip planning and most of all staying in touch with family and friends.
      • 16 minutes ago
  • Jim & Kathy Schantz
    Jim & Kathy Schantz :
    Hi everyone. After a 30 year RV hiatus while we cruised the Great Lakes in our Sea Ray, we've stuck our toe in the RV "waters" with a 24' Minnie Winnie motorhome for summer travel and have a seasonal unit at Central Park RV in Haines City, FL. After one...  more
    • Sat at 10:26 AM
    • The Mountains and 10 others like this.
    • Jim & Kathy Schantz
      SouthParkSteve Where are you heading?  Living vicariously.........
      • Sat at 10:37 AM
    • Jim & Kathy Schantz
      Jim & Kathy Schantz Kind of a CCW perimeter navigation of the west beginning in Michigan's UP and north to the Canadian shore of Superior then to the west coast including Glacier and Banff along the way, then south along the coast through San Francisco and the CA parks and b...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • Jim & Kathy Schantz
      Gary & Edi Koss Had a 97 29' Minnie Winne really like it
    • Jim & Kathy Schantz
      DK4Nature Nice. I have to ask. What’s the hurry? With all due respect ! Hide 2 Replies
      • Jim & Kathy Schantz
        Jim & Kathy Schantz We go and see what we want to see and move on.  Simple as that.  I don't consider an 8 week trip being in a hurry but have seen those that travel in sloth mode.
        • 4 hours ago
      • Jim & Kathy Schantz
        DK4Nature Understood To each his/ her own. Should have explained better in my reply. Read your first post again ..... my “hurry”question had more to do with 8000 miles in 8 weeks again with all due respect. Enjoy your windshield. Have fun.
  • Dallas & Tammy
    Dallas & Tammy :
    Flying out of Dallas TX for 10 days. What are some ideas out there to leave the RV?
    • Fri at 8:17 AM
    • Dallas & Tammy
      TC and R We've left our RV at Shady Creek RV and Storage in Aubrey when flying out of DFW. Very safe, nice owners.  1893 FM 1385
      Aubrey , Texas 76227. 
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      • Dallas & Tammy
        Dallas & Tammy I had seen that park listed as storage. So is on my list to call
        • Fri at 10:58 AM
  • ilyadventures
    ilyadventures :
    Hi, does anyone know where to stay overnight in Santa Fe, NM. I got here too late to check in to an RV park and the Walmart does not allow over night parking. Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
    • Tue at 6:27 PM
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    • ilyadventures
      WanderingKolbs Camel rock casino behind the gas station Hide 1 Reply
    • ilyadventures
      David Gundersen Church parking lot? Get the addresss, send a Thank You and include a check for the amount you would have paid at the campground as a donation.
    • ilyadventures
      ilyadventures That's a great idea, thanks David!  Hide 1 Reply
  • scrollmaster
    scrollmaster :
    Well High School football ended in Louisiana with the state championships being played this last Thurs-Sat. Not many things I enjoy as much as watching these kids play ball and when the 5 weeks of playoffs and championship games come around I stay focused...  more
    • Mon at 6:54 PM
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  • Doug 'n Linda
    Doug 'n Linda :
    I get notifications on my iPhone when there is a new post in one of the groups I am following. However, when I click on the notification it just takes me to the RVillage Home page, not the group page were the post appeared, or to the related post. Am I ...  more
    • Mon at 9:03 AM
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    • Doug 'n Linda
      Tony & Robin You just need to scroll down a bit past the search boxes and Curtis's introductory message. Hide 1 Reply
      • Doug 'n Linda
        Doug 'n Linda OK, after some experimentation I found that if the app is open, clicking on a notification takes me to the group posts, not to the specific post but close enough. If the app is not open, clicking on the notification just opens the app and shows the home ...  more
    • Doug 'n Linda
      Jeff & Judy Schwartz Doug
      I get the same but when I open the page, on the top right corner there is a symbol with a number on it. When I click or touch that bell symbol it takes me to all my messages.
      I hope this helps.
    • Doug 'n Linda
      Curtis Sometimes if you haven't opened the app in a while, it will take you to the Main Menu page first. It is what is called a "sessions" issue. Once you have used the app that day, it should take you to the content each time. Hope this explains it?. 
    • Doug 'n Linda
      Doug 'n Linda Curtis, yes it does, thanks.  Jeff & Judy, the notifications list is where I go if I end up on the home page.  Works most times unless I am using an older notification or there is a fair bit of activity on that group, then I have to search aroun...  more
      • Tue at 9:38 PM
  • RVillage Gold Concierge
    RVillage Gold Concierge:
    Welcome to all of our new Gold Level Members! If you haven't done so yet, introduce yourself so we can all get to know you a little more. :-) RVing with friends is SO much more fun!
    • December 10
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 3 others like this.
    • RVillage Gold Concierge
      C & C Bonelli Chuck & Carolina - both retired, home base near Atlanta, GA and traveling N-S between here and VA often. New RV first time owners in November, already have 3,000 miles on our 2018 Thor Synergy JR24. Five awesome travel partners (Yorkies aged 5-13). Much t...  more
      • Sat at 4:27 PM
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      • RVillage Gold Concierge
        topsarge Welcome to the Village. I struggled in the beginning to keep my status up to date and I have gotten better, not perfect. I like this site because you can get help, advice, places to go.and you can gain new friends. I find it easy for me to attempt to logi...  more
    • RVillage Gold Concierge
      Nina & Robert Harnish We are part timers at the moment. We do take a trip once a month. Just spent 5 days at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral. Got to see the Falcon rocket launch.
      • 3 hours ago
  • Beverley Hughes
    Beverley Hughes :
    First cold weather RV camping I've done in FOREVER. Plugged into 50 Amp and have 119 volts coming in, but when I turn on the little space heater, it goes down to 106/107 and I'm afraid I'm going to have a fire or fry something electrical. Funny thing is...  more
    • December 8
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    • Beverley Hughes
      Nan33 So where are you?
      • December 8
    • Beverley Hughes
      Mike and Donna Wagner Space heaters and extension cords can be a dangerous situation.  If the extension cord is too small for the current the space heater is drawing, the result could be a fire caused by the extension cord.
    • Beverley Hughes
      David Gundersen Propane is generally cheap. Don't be afraid to use it. Better than an electrical fire any day.
    • Beverley Hughes
      Mike and Donna Wagner The air coming from your furnace under your couch is not hot enough to be a fire hazard. You might have a nice warm couch to sleep on, and you could also reinstall the ducts that you removed to move the warm air out into the room.
    • Beverley Hughes
      bwdemo JLF is right on as far as voltage drops. This is why I use a volt meter on every outlet at every park and you wouldnt belive the differences I get. A good tell on the outlet is how easy your plug slides in. If t goes in with very little resistance this in...  more
  • ilyadventures
    ilyadventures :
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I'm traveling with animals and my Carbon Monoxide detector is going off because it needs to be changed, I'm okay with changing it. I'm not sure how and I cannot make it stop beeping so loud my animals are freaking out....  more
    • December 7
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    • ilyadventures
      Mike and Tina I have read that animals sleeping under the alarm will set them off 
    • ilyadventures
      Jeff & Judy Schwartz These are very easy to change. Remove the cover disconnect it and remove the two screws that’s holding it to the ceiling. Put it outside and buy a new one ASAP. Hide 1 Reply
      • ilyadventures
        ilyadventures The disconnecting part did not seem easy, I couldn't figure out how. 
        • December 8
    • ilyadventures
      Dreamers and Travelers / Tom & Tammy We set the old defective one the dogs know on a dining chair and they stay down. Little do they know it don't work. Hide 1 Reply
    • ilyadventures
      David Gundersen For safety sake, OPEN A WINDOW!!?? Hide 1 Reply
      • ilyadventures
        ilyadventures It was the alarm to change it going off, it had lights to indicate that plus I had another one I had purchased in that was not detecting anything. The original alarm was 17 years old. 
    • ilyadventures
      bwdemo Are these sensors on the ceiling or near the floor. The one near the floor on mine is a combination monoxide/propane gas sensor while the one on the ceiling are smoke detectors. I know they make carbon monoxide sensors for the ceiling so I'm just curious ...  more