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Old 11-19-2014, 06:34 AM   #15
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Here's what we've found:

The Bad
1. Counter top space is tricky. Like - where do you put the removable sink cover/cutting board when not in use?

-- Like others said, under the cushion or the bed top cover.

2. Not AS fault, but having a lab on board, even with sweeping 3x a day, we still get a second pet in swept up hair each time. Crazy. I know this is excessive, but those homes with central vacuum could be really really cool to next edition AS .. for the luxury types.

-- I use a small wet/dry vac that I got at Home Depot, about $30. Stash it under the bed. Fits right in.

The Ugly:

5. The space behind dinette chair upon entry - WTF?? what a terrible design idea -- its just totally inefficient and if we had better carpentry skills we would pull this out and build out shelving/storage/cabinetry ..

-- That is my dog's closet but is good for other stuff too. It holds a small container of food, the main supply stays in the truck, the leash, and doggie clean up bags. Also great spot for extra canned food items or dry goods. I don't often carry glass but if you take something larger that comes in glass, wine bottles, etc., they can't move around much in there. A bit of bubble wrap and you're set. And, best of all, when you pull that side of the dinette out to put in a recliner, it's all open space.....

Best of luck with it. Sounds like you're off to a good start....

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Old 11-19-2014, 08:46 AM   #16
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On the leveling ramp issue consider getting an Andersen Camper Level. 3604 - Camper Leveler Find it much easier and quicker than using blocks.

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Old 11-19-2014, 09:11 AM   #17
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Yes the breeder we got Abby from uses this food and real food such as chicken etc., and they have cut back on the shedding compared to other Labs. We do not feed he any people food, only The Flint River. With other brands we should feed her about 2 cups twice a day, with Flint we feed her one and quarter cups twice per day. She has maintained her proper weight and has tons of energy. Therefore the cost is not as bad as it seems on the outset.

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Bud. I have ordered a sampler pack, but this is a bit pricey, even with free shipping.

I don't see anything in their product information or customer reviews about this food reducing shedding. Was this an intended or accidental outcome?

Lily is a very healthy dog, with a cast iron stomach. Pedigree is her daily brand,. I'll have to find a convincing reason to double the price of her dog food.

Thanks for the info.


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Old 11-19-2014, 09:16 AM   #18
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Hmmmm, thanks for that info.

The samples will be here, so we'll see from there.

I wonder how diet affects shedding, other than the obvious....malnutrition.

Lily is on a mix of adult and healthy weight Pedigree, per our vet. He doesn't specifically recommend the particular dog food, just the mixture to keep her weight in line. She self-feeds, and eats 2-3 cups a day.

Will ponder it, and thanks for the tip.

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Old 12-07-2014, 06:31 AM   #19
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I had found that mixing a couple tablespoons of wheat germ to the food helped reduce shedding, dandruff, odor, and made their coats nicer. Although I still find hair from our last Lab, and we lost him eight years ago.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:02 AM   #20
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Dog hair is a condiment in some homes...

We've never been able to totally eliminate dog hair anywhere. Clothes, cars, wherever. It's an elemental force of nature 😄

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Old 12-07-2014, 09:03 AM   #21
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Welcome. We bought our 22' SS new 7 years ago and have about 40k on it. Other than having to replace the skylight and a new set of tires, few issues. Our stove works like yours so we just live with the hand igniter. TV antenna still works and we seem to get more stations than you? No dog hair as we have had two Standard Poodles, now one. Counter space is perfect for us. No problem backing up on levelers. I've added the bubble levels that tell you how many inches to level.

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