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Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years
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My timing seems to be off these days  - haven't caught anyone in chat in ages - so wanted to just wave, say hi, and send everyone best wishes for the holiday season!!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Jan 1.

Which way south in Arizona?
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Hey guys, little west of Albuquerque and was trying to decide the best (read easiest route) for me to get down to Quartzsite.  I'm a little nervous about the climb up to Flagstaff on 40 and then back…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Nov 20, 2017.

Slightly overweight on the steer axle?
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Okay, other than the jokes I'm going to get to lose 80 pounds and always park a passenger in the rear dinette seat, I'm not sure how I can lose weight up front.  Pat me on the back - I got the nerve…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Oct 20, 2017.

Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
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...Well, I have to say I'm feeling a little discouraged.  Our shakedown trip went wonderfully, and I really couldn't believe that after all my plumbing work there were no leaks.  Everything worked,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert beesley Nov 12, 2017.


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Dawn Michelle posted a status
"Selling Juno, no time to maintain, any ideas on how to price an RV that has been fixed up?"
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Owners Manuals I Could Upload
"I will see about getting them up to the university and scan them rather than taking photos of them.  But, give me a little time :-)  I'm pulled in every different direction these days, but I completely understand.  Nudge me if…"
Nicholas Laskovski commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Owners Manuals I Could Upload
"THank you for your responses thus far.  I didn't actually think I'd get a response.  It's all helpful, but yes clearer pictures wouldn't hurt.  I have for the most part got everything up and running in our RV but…"
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Owners Manuals I Could Upload
"Good point Jack - right now I'm a little short on time to run them through and convert them.  I was hoping these work.  If not, let me know Nicholas and I'll carve out an hour if not this weekend, next week!"
Sep 27
Jack Wasmuth commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Owners Manuals I Could Upload
"Dawn, you need to resize the pictures to 800 x 600 pixels."
Sep 27
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Owners Manuals I Could Upload
"Hi Nicholas - I took the pics of the relevant manuals, but even zipped they are about 75mg.  So I've put the folder in a shared Google Drive folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1O8lCe0ENIlZMhrOKk9rWl6ffATuO_JUT?usp=sharing Let…"
Sep 27
Dawn Michelle and Nicholas Laskovski are now friends
Sep 27
Nicholas Laskovski commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Owners Manuals I Could Upload
"Hi!I'm looking for the Norcold Refrigerator Owners Manual: 776 EG3 also the Atwood Water Heater Installation Model: G4-SM Thanks! Nick L"
Sep 27
Dawn Michelle commented on Lakota Wolf's status
"That's good to know - mine is ... steel I guess.  Made things better in the 80s!"
Aug 3
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post A "Gem" of a Campground Find near Salisbury, NC
"Do that!  Let me know what you think - "
Aug 3
richard nance commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post A "Gem" of a Campground Find near Salisbury, NC
"thats an hour for me so i might check it out."
Aug 3
Dawn Michelle commented on Lakota Wolf's status
"Hmmm.  Juno has a pickup truck side toolbox bolted and spot welded to hers.  I've had it looked at (err, maybe not by a professional...but a professional father) and all seems good, but that makes me think I better take another…"
Aug 3
Dawn Michelle replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Woohooo!!!!!  That's such awesome news!!!  I am so happy for you!!"
Aug 3
Dawn Michelle and dennis diehl are now friends
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"That all just looks like too much fun!!!!"
Aug 3
Dawn Michelle commented on dennis diehl's blog post My 1992 Toyota Warrior towing our 1994 Mercury Capri
"That's fabulous!! Maybe I should consider seeing if I could tow with my 8 cyl Juno...my Prius needs a dolly though so that's 500lbs and the car is 3000.  With my heat sink/vapor lock issue I have to watch out for though might be too…"
Aug 3

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What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
City and State where you are located. Do not use zip code, you know what it means but it means nothing to the rest of us.
Western North Carolina
Tell us a little About Yourself
Full-timed a few years ago, and although we made every mistake in the book, I didn't get it out of my blood. Or maybe I always had it, and the experience didn't deter me.

This time we are doing a few things differently. Purchased a cheaper (older) and smaller (key is MUCH smaller) RV to fix up This time we will have a "home base" we can always retreat to.

In realtime I am a going-on-gray web designer, am back in school studying anthropology and taking art and writing classes. I live with three rescues - a cat, a border collie mix and eccentric, but much adored, boyfriend.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Excited about this forum as everyone seems very enthusiastic and supportive about these "labors of love".
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A "Gem" of a Campground Find near Salisbury, NC

After my 'full-timing' adventure of last year, poor Juno found herself neglected in the yard most of the summer. I think I suffered from a little RV PTSD.  As the temperatures grew and the humidity descended on our little piece of mountain paradise here in Asheville, NC I was content to enjoy not worrying about my electric consumption, not having to pack up my home every time I needed to go to the grocery store, and poo that just goes away forever when you flush! 



Posted on August 3, 2018 at 5:22am — 2 Comments

Fortuna Pond and Pilot Knob: Boondocking in Anticipation of Crossing the Border

We traveled down to Yuma, Arizona last week, and I wanted to share a couple of places for free camping.  I am traveling with two other RVers that are planning on taking advantage of 'medical tourism'.  Between us we are getting dental work, eyeglasses and medications filled. Los Algodones is very popular for those things with snowbirds.  Many stay near the border crossing at the Que Casino which offers free boondocking, but is crowded and noisy.  We opted to stay further out and try out some…


Posted on January 1, 2018 at 4:14pm — 3 Comments

The Desert & the Nomads

Incredible week (and a half) out here so far.  I wasn't sure what to expect but despite the isolation, I have to say everything is much more intense than I anticipated.  I don't think I've managed to capture it in photos yet, but the desert is beautiful.  Yes, it's very dry, very rocky, but the play of colors and textures has caught me in awe more than once.…


Posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Made it...

I'm a little slow with my report, but I made my final destination on Thanksgiving, and found "the tribe".  For those of you that don't know, I'm doing my thesis research on solo female RVers and vandwellers.  So while my ultimate destination is the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) in Quartzsite, my final physical destination was Ehrenberg, AZ, 17 miles west of Quartzsite.  There, on BLM land the 14 day rule is in effect, but not enforced.

So, many RVers that are going to the two…


Posted on November 25, 2017 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

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At 1:27pm on June 15, 2017, Ken and Cindy Haney said…
Congrats Dawn.
At 11:05pm on June 14, 2017, Tina said…

I'm here to congratulate on you being "featured".  Can someone tell me what "featured" means?  Is there a page for featured RV'ers or something that I can read?

Congrats!  :)

At 3:31pm on January 11, 2017, Lakota Wolf said…

Dawn ,its best to tarp cover during cold rainy ugly nasty weather,,, roof sealers and such dont bond very well in wet conditions. Thats a project for better weather days.. The plus side,, it gives you the excuse to tinker on the inside,,, you know,, those little things that you want to do, but usually fall on a nice sunshiney day when you don't really want to be inside. This is the time to do those little projects. You sound as if its Christmas morning with a new toy and just cant wait to play,, I admire your enthusiasm.. Have fun and enjoy.. and dont forget, take pictures.

At 8:27pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

thanks for the comment back  i do love my old winnie  almost as much as i do Mount n Dew that's why its called the Mount n do me winnie i will let you decipher what it means my daughter named it that but its her first RV experiences and she is the same age now that i was when my great uncle introduced me to the RV world and been loveing it ever since

At 5:20pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

Dawn my advice don't delay every minuet you delay is 10 minuets of fun and enjoyment you are missing i have a 1976 Winnie and i wanted to buy one in 1976 when this thing was new instead i waited till 2015 to get mine so that is 39 yrs of fun and enjoyment i have missed out on all because i delayed for one thing or another. when you do jump make sure you will get one you can be not only happy in but also proud to own and as for repairs look at it this way your brick and morter home has to have repairs on all the time too so this way your investing in your enjoyment good luck and happy camping




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