Sherri Rabren

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  • in reply to: Redwoods and Elk #53849
    Sherri Rabren
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    Love the hubba hubba…cracked me up!! Just love the videos. Thank you for taking the time to do the videos and blogs and Facebook and everything else. It’s just amazing!

    in reply to: Pulling a Grade with New Ram 3500 #53847
    Sherri Rabren
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    We got a 2016 3500 dually in August. It has the 6.7 and just love that truck. I giggled as I played with the tow mode and the exhaust brake…LOL… the simple things that entertain me, cant help it. Cant tell the trailer is even back there when pulling. The only thing I dont like is that DEF system and crappy fuel milage, but when it comes to hauling loads, I can sacrifice! 😎 I was so excited for you guys when you posted you were getting a new truck and I still am! The new still hasnt worn off for me and I have to pinch my self, except when the payment comes out then I slap myself…lol. But it’s a truck that will last for several years and probably be our last since it will more than likely put live us…hahahaha. Congrats on the truck, seriously. Looking forward to tips and tricks on the truck!!

    in reply to: Propane Safety #45179
    Sherri Rabren
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    Thanks Ray!

    in reply to: Secure Stance Axels #43787
    Sherri Rabren
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    Thanks Ray. I will try a search worded like that. I was was just searching for secured stance not having any luck!

    in reply to: Newby Question #43780
    Sherri Rabren
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    Go by the total length of the trailer. Our trailer is a total of 27.7 feet so I round that to 28 feet even though my trailer says 26RK which is 26 living space.

    Congrats on the new trailer!! Have fun with it!!!

    in reply to: Hello #43778
    Sherri Rabren
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    My husband and I are full time. We went full time 3 years ago. I started reading forums and read a lot of books. There is a lot of mind over loading info out there! I subscribed to a lot of full timers You Tube channels. Love your RV was one of the first I found and Ray was incredibly informative as well as quick to reply with answers!

    You will find as you go along, the is no exact science to this life. You will be come as proficient as the Military in Adapt and Overcome…LOL. The beauty to this is it’s as easy as you want! Not to mention fun, fun, fun.

    I think the hardest part is finding the right trailer and NOT over load your trailer. Staying with in the proper weight limit is very important especially for your and everyone else safety!

     

     

     

    in reply to: Has anybody had problems with mosquitos #43774
    Sherri Rabren
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    Hey there. I grew up in the desert and traveled the South West when I had horses. The only time there was ever a problem was when the were large amounts of rain. The fresh vegetation and standing water brought them out. Even on there river, the run off from up North has a tendency to wash larva and smelters clinging for dear life to what ever they can grab a hold of. Some are lucky enough to survive to pester the heck out of people and find great breeding grounds. If there is a lot of unseasonal humidity they will be around.

    If you don’t like the chemicals in bug sprays, use a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil in a small to medium spray bottle and spritz your self and your stuff. Lavender is safe for dogs.
    We have had great success with oils. You can find all sorts of information for recipes on Pinterest or just Google search it. NOW have reasonable oils that are pure grade. Just Google search NOW Essential oils.

     

    in reply to: Show us your Rig #43700
    Sherri Rabren
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    2011 CrossRoads Cruiser 26 RK. Just picked it up yesterday. We traded our 03 Montana in. Very excited! Still brand new. Has the factory sticker in and on everything. This one is shorter, but still roomy and we will be able to get into smaller sites at a lot of the parks. It’s roughly 6500 pounds dryr weight and my truck doesn’t know it’s even there! Pulling it with a 2001 Dodge 2500 quad cab with the 5.9L Cummins that has 350,000 mile and still going strong!!!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by Sherri Rabren.

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    in reply to: Meet my new best friend – Mr. Pool Noodle #43511
    Sherri Rabren
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    Oh my french fries!!! I love pool noodles! We use them for hose insulation,pipe insulation, cushion on our kayak caddies, slides, trailer hitch, the list goes on! I have even use them as a neck pillow when I cant get comfortable or need some extra support. They also make a great wrist splint in an emergency, or a leg splint for fur kids…( I am a retired EMT )

    in reply to: Money saving tips for RVing #35099
    Sherri Rabren
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    Volunteer.gov is one place I browse regularly.

    in reply to: Decent, inexpensive all around spray cleaner #33195
    Sherri Rabren
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    Ditto! I use baking soda also with the oils, Dawn and vinegar.

    in reply to: Money saving tips for RVing #33191
    Sherri Rabren
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    I know it’s not for everyone, but we do a lot of volunteering at parks and campgrounds. We are able to save up money while we do 24 hours of work for full hook ups. We are able to hike, kayak, go site seeing, photography, so on and so forth. We find a lot of places on volunteer.gov. So far we have volunteered at 2 different parks and have had a blast and not having to spend money. Over the winter we volunteered in Palo Duro Canyon Sate Park and it was just beautiful!!! This picture was from behind our trailer!

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by Sherri Rabren.

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    in reply to: Clean Clothes #33189
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    I took 2 buckets, drilled holes in one. I use a plunger for my agitator ( great work out and stress reliever btw LOL) For the spin cycle I toss a rope over a branch and go to spinning it. Then just dry on a line. Of coarse for blankets and towels, I hit a laundry mat up once a month and then just hang stuff out to dry if possible. Oh I also have a lid with a hole drilled in it to keep from sploshing all the water out.

    in reply to: Border Crossings and Dogs #33186
    Sherri Rabren
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    Can anyone tell me about Canada? We have 3 all UTD on shots and paperwork. If we were to travel to Alaska or check out some of Canada, what all would we need? Never have taken my dogs out of the US so I have no clue on any border crossing. Thanks in advance!

    in reply to: Hot Water Heater Element Socket #33184
    Sherri Rabren
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    Just out of curiosity, can CLR be used in the hot water tank to help break up all the junk in it? From the way it looks, this 5th wheel did not have the proper maintenance done to it and when we pulled out the element chunky stuff was coming out. I mean A LOT of chunkies. We definitely will have to replace the element in the next few days. But as far as the stuff we can’t see would it work or is there another method? Thanks!

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