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  • in reply to: What's the deal with this "Instant Pot"!?! #49855
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    Well, one of our kids got us one for Christmas this year! It’s the 3 quart Duo Mini. We love it so far! Still learning but there are a ton of videos on youtube with people sharing recipes and tips.

    We have yet to operate it without shore power or generator. That’s next.

    It sure makes for less cooking time and easy clean up.

    How is your experimenting going, Ray?

     

    in reply to: What's the deal with this "Instant Pot"!?! #49150
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    https://www.hippressurecooking.com/which-instant-pot-model-is-right-for-you/

    Here seems to be a thorough review of available models – article is dated Nov 2017

    in reply to: What's the deal with this "Instant Pot"!?! #49148
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    We too are about to ‘fork’ out for one of these! Patricia thinks the 3 qt model will be just right for the two of us. Look forward to your review, Ray. I will be curious to see what you think about it’s use while only on solar power. Our 600W pure sine inverter would need to handle it – at least for now as we have plans to upgrade that inverter this winter.

    in reply to: Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico #44351
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    Yes, we saw the review on Campendium. We camped about half way between the paved highway and the trail head. Glad to help!  :good:

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    in reply to: Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico #44270
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    Slim, since you mentioned mountain biking, you might be interested in an area just east of Las Cruces that we just left. Specifically, the Sierra Vista Trail off Dripping Springs Road. We are not MBer’s but we saw lots of them during our boondocking on site last week.

    in reply to: Black Water Treatment-How Long? #41824
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    Not sure who you addressing Kim but I’m willing to bet not a single one of us in this discussion thread has an accurately functioning tank gauge LOL.

    The TTRx people claim using their product will clean those sensors and give you an accurate gauge. I’m not holding my breath!

    in reply to: Black Water Treatment-How Long? #41817
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    We have been using TankTechsRx for a month now and are happy with its performance. Including odor control. In our case, the odor is way less than with Happy Camper.

    My main concern with TTRx is their suggested strategy of never fully emptying the black tank in order to keep the biota growing and working. I get the concept but when you boondock as much as we do, it would not be desirable to “break camp” to dump a full black tank. Well, they say you should only bring the black tank level down from full to 2/3 full. I don’t know about the rest of you boondockers but it wouldn’t take long to be back to full – maybe 6-7 days.

    So we are managing black tank levels somewhere between their suggested strategy and a complete emptying. That allows us the freedom to stay put in our location longer and still maintain some level of the TTRx biota in the tank. Specifically, I’m keeping the tank valve open for 15 seconds when emptying.

    I could make their strategy work if we had FHU most of the time – fairly quick to just run outside and open the valve and then close it after about 7-8 seconds.

     

    in reply to: Logging Mileage #41048
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    Kim, we use an app called Road Trip HD developed by Darren Stone (iOS) for logging most aspects of our two vehicles, the motorhome and the tow car. Trip mileage, fuel, maint. and service along with documenting each location. We are at the mercy of the vehicles’ odometer readings however and so far have no reason to doubt the mileage.

    There may be apps out there that use your smart phone to record distance travelled.

     

    in reply to: Health insurance for retirement . #33439
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    Hi there, We do not have insurance as the rates were too high for us. We have been with Liberty Health Share (https://www.libertyhealthshare.org/) for over a year. It’s where all members share the cost of medical expenses. Our monthly payment is $299. Our deductible is $1000 and the rest is covered 100% after it is met. It’s worked out great for some unexpected medical costs this year. We aren’t old enough for Medicare so this is the way we chose to go.

    All the best!

    in reply to: RV Visitor Center Volunteer Couple Needed #31022
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    The position has been filled! Thanks!

    in reply to: New RV #7535
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    Thanks 🙂

    in reply to: New RV #7519
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    Hah 😉

    in reply to: New RV #7476
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    Thanks so much!

    in reply to: New RV #7428
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    Thanks Ray! One day I hope to meet you and Anne on the road and share some photography time together!

    in reply to: New RV #7424
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    Here’s a pic 🙂


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