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Old 04-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #11
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In my case, the phone acts as a modem. A single pic is 6 - 8 megs.
The plan is "unlimited" which is still limited, but I don't think I've ever topped it up.

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Old 04-04-2009, 08:50 PM   #12
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I presume the propane tanks were full when you left, only a few days ago. How did you manage to go through two tanks ( or was it one )? Any comment?

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Old 04-04-2009, 10:07 PM   #13
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Actually Glen, we left camped our first night Friday night a week ago!!! Time flies! Yes, one tank went dry, I refilled it (the one that didn't get turned back on), and now the second went dry. So, 2 tanks, one week. It has been quite cold where we've been and we've been at it 24hrs a day. At least 2 showers daily (one each, sometimes more depending on activities - the Escape shower works great!). We cut the heat off while we travel (warms up quickly when we turn it back on). Of course, we may like it warmer than most. I remember Jeff saying he kept his at 59 degrees (or something like that). My tender wife could not survive at that temp! We're from the South, remember : -)
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:33 PM   #14
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As a kid, I remember returning to Canada after three years in Africa. I was the only kid in the class wearing a jacket indoors.

Still, that seems like a lot of propane for one week.

Anyway, I would have responded to your blog, but it insisted that I had to have a Google account or one of several others. I don't tweet or blog. Only blogs I've read are Dirk's and yours. Maybe if somebody explains to me why a Web log is called a Blog, I'll consider it. W doesn't look anything like a B.

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Old 04-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #15
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I does seem like a lot of propane for a week, but I have hardly ever used our water heater before, I bet that baby sucks a lot of fuel. I am thinking of seeing if Reace could install a dual fuel one for us, that way if I happen to ever have shore power, I would use it instead of our propane.

We too keep the trailer around 60, other then when eating where we like it warmer. We even let it go cooler at night, we both prefer the warmth of blankets anyway. Heck, I am much more used to sleeping in tents with no heat, but for a few years now have used a lightweight down-filled air mattress, absolute heave.
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Glenn, this would be your answer.
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I've never responded to one of my blogs either, and if I had to add google accts, etc, I'm with you!!!! The forum works quite nicely. And Dirks is the only one I've followed too, nice to vicariously travel : - ) Hope you're having fun, and if you figure out where all the propane is going, let me know.
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I am thinking of starting a blog for my travels, as well as to share some of my photography.

I have never blogged, been on facebook, not even sure what twitter is, never sent an IM.

A few different forums seems to me to be all I need for cyber interaction.
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I does seem like a lot of propane for a week, but I have hardly ever used our water heater before, I bet that baby sucks a lot of fuel. I am thinking of seeing if Reace could install a dual fuel one for us, that way if I happen to ever have shore power, I would use it instead of our propane.
Our Casita had an Electric/Gas modality too. Actually, I thought this one would too, but it doesn't. It would save lots of propane, since we have stayed in places where we are hooked up. Also, at first, I didn't heat the water, take a shower and cut it off til next time. So, I probably wasted some propane. Learning!
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Having little to no hair exempts me from showering daily unless I get a good sweat on, even then I tend to go into camping mode, where it is good to smell manly.

If in a campground, I tend to use their facilities if they have them too.
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