The Pains of RV Living

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  • #728
    Ray
    Keymaster

    This post has some good points, haha, love the photo

    http://motorhome-rv.org/the-pains-of-rv-living.aspx

    #2987

    Honestly, most of the “pains” ( except dumping your black water , yet I have had toilet over flow that was very disgusting1 ) happen in some form even in a Bricks and Sticks! I like the fact I can move away from my questionable neighbors in my RV!

    #9278
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Ray!!

    8 Things That Suck About My Full Time RV Lifestyle

    I had a few questions on this article, how do you get a 6 month supply of maintenance drugs? Will a US pharmacy accept a Canadian prescription?

    Cooking: you left out not having a source of electricity to run kitchen gadgets while boondocking. Having to fire up a gen to do something is a bit of a pain. Rules out slow cooker meals.

    Can’t argue on the furniture, the short bed must be a bit of an issue as you are 6’1″, I’m 5’9″ and my feet hang out over the end. Our furnace vent is at the foot of the bed, I had to install a different grill as the output would burn my toes and overheat the bed. I liberal supply of loose cushions helps with the dinette and couch.

    Slightly depressed and bored when you wrote this?

    #9279

    I must admit I felt a bit depressed after reading that also! But then I went to the shelter and visited our RV and was happy again at the thought of hitting the road soon! – Nancy :dance:

    #9283
    Ray
    Keymaster

    [quote quote=9278]Hi Ray!! http://www.loveyourrv.com/8-things-that-suck-about-my-full-time-rv-lifestyle/ I had a few questions on this article, how do you get a 6 month supply of maintenance drugs? Will a US pharmacy accept a Canadian prescription? Cooking: you left out not having a source of electricity to run kitchen gadgets while boondocking. Having to fire up a gen to do something is a bit of a pain. Rules out slow cooker meals. Can’t argue on the furniture, the short bed must be a bit of an issue as you are 6’1″, I’m 5’9″ and my feet hang out over the end. Our furnace vent is at the foot of the bed, I had to install a different grill as the output would burn my toes and overheat the bed. I liberal supply of loose cushions helps with the dinette and couch. Slightly depressed and bored when you wrote this? [/quote]

    Anne talked her Doctor into giving her enough for 6 months. Lucky I don’t need anything yet. I’m not sure on the US pharmacy thing, I think in the past Anne has had stuff shipped from her usual Canadian pharmacist. She knows him quite well.

    Anne only wishes her toes would burn, haha. In our fifth wheel the furnace venting isn’t designed to put much heat into the bedroom. Short bed isn’t too bad as I mostly sleep on my side and not stretched out fully so can make do with the short queen.

    I wasn’t depressed, actually quite happy but I like to change it up on the blog sometimes. Always hard to keep coming up with new topics. 😉 Sometimes the more negative posts get more attention and discussion than another happy one. Also gives new full-timers some food for thought, many bail in the first 6 months after not quite realizing what life was going to be like.. It can be a big adjustment for some people.

    #9285
    Lauren
    Member

    I found a DC  powered slow cooker at Amazon.com and used it a couple of times. Best is when we are on the road I make dinner it so it is ready when we get there. That way dosn’t use up our battery power.

    #9286
    Anonymous
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    Anne talked her Doctor into giving her enough for 6 months. Lucky I don’t need anything yet. I’m not sure on the US pharmacy thing, I think in the past Anne has had stuff shipped from her usual Canadian pharmacist. She knows him quite well.

    I don’t use any meds, but Sue has two dailies. I was checking through Good Sam, as they offer prescription discounts, and found that her drugs were significantly cheaper in the USA, only about 25% of what we pay here. But, if you need to go to a USA doctors office to get the prescription, it would cost you a lot more. Guess I’ll have to research this one a little more.

    Sometimes the more negative posts get more attention and discussion than another happy one. Also gives new full-timers some food for thought, many bail in the first 6 months after not quite realizing what life was going to be like.. It can be a big adjustment for some people.

    This is still something I don’t know yet. While it’s quite nice to read all about your adventures and unusual things you see, and add some to our “must see” list, it’s not thought provoking. Spending weekends at the trailer after slaving all week isn’t the same as living in the trailer full time for 6 months. Even on previous holidays, I usually want to move on after a week and a half in one spot. Part of this could be preparing yourself to return to the “grind”, I’ve never had the luxury of not having to do this before. A lot of uncharted territory!

    #9296
    Norma
    Participant

    [quote quote=2987]I have had toilet over flow that was very disgusting[/quote]

    And that, my friends, is how you become “official!”  :clap:

    #9297
    Norma
    Participant

    [quote quote=9278]Rules out slow cooker meals.[/quote]

    Don’t forget about this!  It works great…You can even boil on a campfire, if you want.  Official site.  Amazon link.

    #9301

    Cooool ! :yes: -Nancy

    #9917
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I have had toilet over flow that was very disgusting

    And that, my friends, is how you become “official!”  :clap:

    Does plugging your black tank valve count? ;-)

    #9925
    Norma
    Participant

    Oooo…dang!  I think you might get to be President with that!

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