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Old 10-12-2018, 09:21 AM   #15
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Hi Frank! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Saw that you are kinda new and just wanted to say hello! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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All good advice.

I also carry a dozen full size towels that are just for cleaning. I spread them out in various places of the floor and change them daily. Sand gets everywhere... I just plan on detailing for a couple weekends after each trip.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:18 AM   #17
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We use a coco mat along with the patio mat, the coco mat cleans very well.
I take my awning in if it starts flapping.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:27 AM   #18
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We've always taken our shoes off or changed to indoor shoes. I've seen some campers even have a dipping pan setting by the door for dipping feet, including their dogs then drying them off before coming in. If you have a good outdoor carpet minimal dirt should be coming in. The ones sold in a camping section (plastic-type) are much easier to clean and don't stay soaking wet during a rain when you have to store it. Some sand also seeps through the holes. The indoor/outdoor rugs from a carpet shop are much harder to clean and hold the moisture.

Staking/tieing dogs? We volunteered at a national park and doing either of these were prohibited. Be sure to check the rules with the park you're staying. Also, it's quite often the rule that the dogs will not be left alone tied up.

Ladder? Check with the manufacturer to make sure one wasn't supposed to come with the RV. Normally they are.

Never leave your awning out if you leave the campground. Winds come up fast. We've had to rescue a couple when folks left them. They get damaged quickly.

Enjoy your future trips!
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My hot water heater is propane. Rather than let it run, I just turn it on about a half hour before I need it, for showering or washing pots and pans then turn it off until needed again.
I also use disposable plates and eating utensils to cut down on water usage. If I have guests I bring out the “good” washable plastic plates. LOL
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:49 AM   #20
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My hot water heater is propane. Rather than let it run, I just turn it on about a half hour before I need it, for showering or washing pots and pans then turn it off until needed again.
I also use disposable plates and eating utensils to cut down on water usage. If I have guests I bring out the “good” washable plastic plates. LOL
This for me as well.
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We usually camp on sandy sites, so understand about keeping the 'stuff' out of the RV (you can't, not really, but you can slow it down).
We use one of the 'plastic' woven 9x12 mats that you can pick up at most RV stores.
We also carry two regular door mats. I put one in front of the 9x12 mat, so we can wipe our feet before stepping on the mat. The other goes in front of the steps into the RV.
I sweep the mat every morning.
We also keep a Neato robotic vacuum in the RV (similar to a Roomba). Sand and dirt IS going to get in. So we start the Neato running once a day or more, as we are walking out the door to go somewhere. That way we come back to a neat floor.
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This for me as well.
The water heater temp is not adjustable and heats to somewhere between blast furnace and the third ring of hell. That makes six gallons of water last a long time when you're showering but it also means it stays warm for hours. I try to run mine once a day.
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Try having a pair of older sneakers with the laces very loose or gone altogether as out door slippers. We leave them at the bottom of the steps and just slip in and out of them when going in and out of the RV. These are not walking or hiking shoes, we use them when we are staying close by.
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Try having a pair of older sneakers with the laces very loose or gone altogether as out door slippers. We leave them at the bottom of the steps and just slip in and out of them when going in and out of the RV. These are not walking or hiking shoes, we use them when we are staying close by.
We do this, but with flip-flops. Keep 'em parked outside by the bottom step.
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….interesting topic--you asked some very good questions...here are some thoughts:

2--use to be a dog owner, but not right now...if you decide to travel with pets, you have special obligations toward both your pets and your neighbors. Frankly, I feel that when you start talking about how best to "keep" them in your rig while gone, or "staking" them out in the yard, you need to reconsider what you are doing. Sorry if I hurt someone's feelings.
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