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RE: Fuel price gouging on the Alaska Highway

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AprilWhine 12/16/14 12:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Here,s a good one for you

If I thought the neighbor was noisy, I would simply close my windows and run my own roof air. :) Same thing I have to do when someone sets up a smoking lounge next to me.
AprilWhine 12/14/14 02:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cargo bay size

It REALLY depends on the rig. If you haven't bought one yet, why not make that a "must have" criteria when shopping?
AprilWhine 12/14/14 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV 760 LMT route guidance

In settings, is avoid left turns selected? Might just be the RV GPS algorithm is set to avoid left turns.
AprilWhine 12/09/14 12:09pm Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/200000/30000/5000/100/235183/235183.strip.gif And the thread has completed the full circle. ;)
AprilWhine 12/05/14 12:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Missing person. Please watch for her RV!

Why would a policeman take her to a motel and not the hospital????????????? From her Facebook page, it says she was in a single vehicle accident. Police and ambulance responded but she did not want to go to the hospital. I think she was worried about the pets in her custody and paid with her life.
AprilWhine 12/05/14 12:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

and I forgot to add: Synch with my Fitbit Zip to record my daily activity Synch my Fitbit with My Fitness Pal so I can look at my phone to see if I'm allowed to eat something. Read my Kindle books I'm doing this on a Samsung GS3, not the latest technology
AprilWhine 12/05/14 10:37am Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

Things I do with my HTC smartphone: - locate Directv satellites sans any zip codes or coordinates - deposit paper checks in the bank - take pictures and videos -check FB - hotspot my computer -check the weather from the driver's seat (not while driving) -check traffic from driver's seat -look up the definition of 'insular' -pay for Starbuck's coffee -control my Directv with the 'remote control' app - watch old Hawaii 5-0 episodes in bed -find businesses my GPS is too dumb to know about -order a pizza -read the QR codes in many magazines and on posters -keep a shopping list - set my wakeup alarm (yuck) -check my stocks - text -post on rv.net -oh, and make an occasional phone call Look for cheaper fuel prices down the road Check RV park reviews when it's time to stop Check Overnight RV Parking if I don't need hook ups Stream music to my car radio from Pandora, SiriusXM, mp3 files, etc Play Candy Crush Keep up with the news Block annoying callers Text a picture to my mother to share a moment. She's housebound now and loves to see my travels Check restaurant reviews Order stuff from Amazon
AprilWhine 12/05/14 10:31am Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

Our tracphone, unlimited minutes for us LOL, costs $100 per year and after 4 years we have accumulated over 1800 minutes to use. Our phone and internet service is $64 per month. Our two kids with their smart phones pay $200 per month or more and complain about the cost. do what I did, switch to a $5.95? or so a month maintenance contract. I had my minutes built up and am eating into that pile and have 1733.40 minutes left. :) bumpy Bumpy, did you just say no one wants to talk to you? :B
AprilWhine 12/04/14 12:39pm Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

flip phone versus smart phone is really no debate. One is just a phone while the other is a pocket computer. The new devices have desktop grade 64 bit power and large high res screens. The functions include full web ability, gps, VoIP, excellent photo and video quality, huge library of programs, text over sms with video and picture, video calling, cellular hotspot, ac wifi, nfc payment, e reader and the best call quality I've ever heard with hd calling. With a good carrier these devices are the very best of a computer /tablet/ camera/ gps /phone hybrid and a joy to use. They now can replace many one trick devices easily and match if not exceed those devices in quality and function. Does everyone need one? No. Once you have one and actually use it they are very hard to not have - like any modern convenience. Okay, you guys have convinced me. I need a smartphone. :-D Actually I've been debating getting one for several years but the monthly fee for something that would just be very convenient has been my main stumbling point. Right now we have a flip phone and a 5G data plan for our laptops with AT&T. Total monthly bill is about $100.00. What would be a good economical way to go? We would use the smartphone for looking things up as we drive down the road and as a GPS but the rest of the time we would still be using our data card and laptops. Any ideas? Paul Clancy did a very good job of summing up the uses for a smart phone. 2oldman is correct about choosing Verizon or AT&T over lower priced carriers. But be sure to check Sprint coverage, they are running a special right now, if you port your mobile number to them they will give you unlimited talk and text, and the same data for half the price. Verizon just finished a "double your data" promotion last month but I bet it will be back. ;) And for the platinum data plan, you may still be able to assume someone's grandfathered unlimited data plan on Verizon. Saw a thread on Escapees forum saying that is going away in the near future but it might still be an option if you are fast.
AprilWhine 12/04/14 10:53am Technology Corner
RE: 1 night in Deming, NM where to stay?

We stayed in Dream Catcher when passing through over this past weekend. The dog run is enclosed and we parked our ~70' rig without unhooking the dinghy. And bonus, it's run by nice people.
AprilWhine 12/04/14 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

Do you unlimited users get 4g? Yes, both of our phones are 4G. We use one or the other as a hotspot if we want Internet connection to the laptops or Roku.
AprilWhine 12/03/14 08:45pm Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

How did you get unlimited data? I thought only grandfathers had that. :)Really.. how does one manage to get unlimited data, on a newer phone, that is not throttled, and has good coverage? Something is missing. We have to pay full price for our new phones. We had Razr Maxx phones but they both had the battery swelling issue. To replace them, I bought refurbished Samsung Galaxy GS3 phones from an Ebay seller, then activated them online. Notice we do not have the latest and greatest. ;) But our phones are great! I'm looking at possibly replacing them with Note 3 phablets if the price drops in the near future.
AprilWhine 12/03/14 08:41pm Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

... Nah, I think I'll stick to my dumb phone and spend my money on fuel. Why do you think it has to be phone or fuel? Hubby and I spend about $130/month on our unlimited data smart phones. Among other things, we use them to stream video for movies or tv shows we want to watch. We do not have cable or satellite TV, and I think the price is comparable. The ones in favor of the dumb phones are ones who have never gotten used to having the entire world of information in their handbag. When we're going down the road and see something interesting, I can Google for more information before we reach the exit. ;) When hubby gets tired and says find a place to park, I can check RV Park Reviews, Passport America and Overnight RV Parking from the road. What's that gun owners say about cold dead fingers? At least mine will be well manicures. :CHow did you get unlimited data? I thought only grandfathers had that. :) We've had our grandfathered unlimited data plan on Verizon since 2008.
AprilWhine 12/03/14 08:37pm Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

... Nah, I think I'll stick to my dumb phone and spend my money on fuel. Why do you think it has to be phone or fuel? Hubby and I spend about $130/month on our unlimited data smart phones. Among other things, we use them to stream video for movies or tv shows we want to watch. We do not have cable or satellite TV, and I think the price is comparable. The ones in favor of the dumb phones are ones who have never gotten used to having the entire world of information in their handbag. When we're going down the road and see something interesting, I can Google for more information before we reach the exit. ;) When hubby gets tired and says find a place to park, I can check RV Park Reviews, Passport America and Overnight RV Parking from the road. What's that gun owners say about cold dead fingers? At least mine will be well manicures. :CSome of us aren't made of money and that $130/month adds up to nearly 5,000 miles of travel in a year. Pretty easy choice there. I've got three kids, and four grandkids, all with smartphones. At family gatherings they all sit there with their phones in their hands constantly checking to see if they have gotten texts, messages, or if someone has just posted to their FB page. Yeah, that's a whole "world of information" there. And they love to access those stupid YouTube videos, usually of someone doing something abysmally ignorant. Or some really "cute cat videos". Gosh, I'm giving up all this by not having a smart phone. Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I was out traveling and wished that I had internet access so I could look up some information on that last thing we just passed. If I'm really interested, I usually know it in advance, or if it's piques my interest enough I'll check up on it when we stop for the night. No biggie. They have their uses, just not enough to justify the price tag. That's ok, everyone has different ideas of what they need. :) I wouldn't waste my money on Direct TV but I know people who say they can't live without it. Those who love their flip phones, great! More bandwidth for me. ;)
AprilWhine 12/03/14 12:44pm Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

... Nah, I think I'll stick to my dumb phone and spend my money on fuel. Why do you think it has to be phone or fuel? Hubby and I spend about $130/month on our unlimited data smart phones. Among other things, we use them to stream video for movies or tv shows we want to watch. We do not have cable or satellite TV, and I think the price is comparable. The ones in favor of the dumb phones are ones who have never gotten used to having the entire world of information in their handbag. When we're going down the road and see something interesting, I can Google for more information before we reach the exit. ;) When hubby gets tired and says find a place to park, I can check RV Park Reviews, Passport America and Overnight RV Parking from the road. What's that gun owners say about cold dead fingers? At least mine will be well manicures. :C
AprilWhine 12/03/14 09:49am Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

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AprilWhine 12/03/14 08:42am Technology Corner
RE: Jeep Toad accumulate miles?

Why didn't they just set the trip odometer to zero before towing, then check it when they unhooked? Seems like the obvious solution to me.
AprilWhine 11/24/14 09:31am Dinghy Towing
RE: Where did you get your Electrical knowledge?

Naval training, then a thirty year career in the service. :C Ditto for the hubby except his career was for 42 years.
AprilWhine 11/23/14 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Global Warming

Supposed to get down into the 30s here in North Florida tonight. I'm no scientist, so my view on global warming is this - two world renowned meteorologists say that there's no proof of manmade global warming, it's good enough for me. John Coleman, co-founder of the weather channel and William Gray, the scientist that the US has used to do hurricane predictions since the 80s say it ain't so - it's good enough for me. John Coleman is not a scientist. For more info, click Snopes: John Coleman "refutes" global warming.
AprilWhine 11/13/14 09:16am Snowbirds
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