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RE: East Coast Camping in April

Boston is 25 mins away, Newport about 45mins, Providence 30 mins, and Cape Cod 45mins. Boston is a minimum of 35 minutes away with no traffic. Plan on at least 45 minutes and at the wrong time it can be an hour or more. Newport is an hour and 10 minutes minimum-again, all bets are off with traffic. Providence is correct at about 30 minutes, assuming no real traffic issues. Sandwich is the upper Cape and that's an hour away. to reach the tip (Provincetown) plan on over two hours. Don't let the traffic scare you off-just plan accordingly. April's weather is unpredictable but usually is a bit wet and on the cool side. However, if we have an early spring it can be gorgeous. Just be aware that the week of 4/17 is April vacation here and the campground will be very busy, if not already booked.
Crowe 01/23/17 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Song Titles - Part Deux

Bridge OVER Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkle
Crowe 01/20/17 10:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Places we should all visit.

I don't think there's anywhere in this country that "all" Americans should visit. If you don't share the appreciation for what you're visiting, especially a place like the National Cemetery, then it's a waste of time and a frustration for those who want to be there.
Crowe 01/19/17 02:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Yum...tapeworms in your salmon

Most fish has some sort of "resident" in it. Cooking process usually takes care of it. I equate sushi with bait, so no issue here!
Crowe 01/17/17 05:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Retirement savings

Advice to the younger set put away what you can,try to get debt free, and have a good time because getting old you just worry about things beyond your control. Best advice yet along with achieving a balance. Money in the bank does no good if you don't live to spend it. FIL died at 52, my mom at 55. Not sure if Canada has the same options as the US but one piece of advice I will offer is invest in a 401(K) account, especially if you have a company match program. And that goes for ALL ages. Even 5% adds up quickly. No 401(K) program? Try a Roth IRA. We are fortunate in that we have very healthy savings all around right now and are finally recovering from losing almost everything in hubby's retirement account due to the whole Dennis Koslowski/TYCO fiasco. We were also smart years ago as we saved heavily for our son's college costs, went without if necessary, and don't need two salaries to live. My salary is peanuts compared to hubby's but it allows us to max out on retirement savings and have some fun along the way. Seeing a financial counselor (a REAL one, not us!) can point you in the right direction as everybody's needs are different.
Crowe 01/17/17 10:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Prayer Request

Prayers from the East Coast.
Crowe 01/17/17 06:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

House Poor
Crowe 01/16/17 12:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: 3 Word Sentence

Ulcers Require Questioning A M Z
Crowe 01/16/17 12:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Titles - Part Deux

Up Up and Away - 5th Dimension
Crowe 01/16/17 12:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: East Coast Camping in April

Myrtle Beach except some attractions won't be open. Usually warm but not hot weather and no crowds, other than other yanks on vacation. Outer Banks as well but that area can still be a little cool.
Crowe 01/16/17 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Ringling Bros. Circus Closing after 146 years

Please don't turn this into a right/wrong discussion but the major reason is the number of lawsuits by animal rights groups and the associated costs to defend themselves as well as the negative publicity. Sea World has discontinued their killer whale shows for the same reason.
Crowe 01/16/17 06:15am Around the Campfire
RE: First trip booked

Congrats! We flew out there last summer-our second trip out there. It will be worth any amount of aggravation you had to endure to get your reservation.
Crowe 01/12/17 07:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Welcome to Alabama weather

That wouldn't be considered unusual for New England.
Crowe 01/12/17 03:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: We have no heat

And the theory behind doing some things before selling isn't usually to totally recoup the cost but to make the house more appealing, more salable. Many potential buyers, when comparing similar homes, would choose the one with a new HVAC system (or a new roof or whatever) priced a few thousand dollars more than a similar home that needs things. Exactly. You also have to understand your target market. This is a family house in an mid-to-upper class suburban neighborhood, an area Millenials that are interested in house buying target. Current estimated value of this house (in top condition of course) is somewhere in the nature of $550K. I don't think it's worth anywhere near that but that's what the market will bear. Three things: 1. I'll be dipped if I'D spend that kind of money on a house that's going to need major appliances replaced. 2. Many house buyers don't want to worry about major expenditures during their first 3-5 years of ownership as the are cash-strapped for a while due to the cost of housing in their area. 3: Millenials, our primary market, are a very "on-the-go" generation. They don't want to be tied to a house that requires a lot of repair/upkeep at the beginning. It's just not their style. Most of what we do to sell a house has little or no ROI, but that's not the point of doing it. Ability to sell with peace of mind far outweighs the dollars invested.
Crowe 01/09/17 06:20am Around the Campfire
RE: We have no heat

Bad vacuum pump sensor switch to motor. All fixed, safety inspection done, and house now a toasty 68 degrees. Although it is in good shape the average life of this particular furnace is 10-15 years. It's already past that and usually what happens is they just die. It's about $5K to replace it (with a better furnace) and since we plan on moving we will most likely do so in the near future. I'd rather spend the money and use it as a selling point on the house.
Crowe 01/08/17 07:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: We have no heat

Gas furnace. The blower switch needed to be replaced plus he's done a complete safety check and some cleaning. The furnace is 16 years old but he can't find any major issues. Still needs the basic PM done-he doesn't have the time to do it today-but he checked all major components, etc., so we'll just have them come back during normal hours. We are fortunate to get someone out immediately-in this area all companies such as that have emergency staff available although sometimes at a cost. Our town has a wealth of these types of providers, almost all of whom are extremely reputable so we consider ourselves very lucky.
Crowe 01/08/17 11:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Canadian NP's parks free in 2017

Thread already in Canada forum.
Crowe 01/08/17 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: We have no heat

Hubby's degree is in electrical engineering but prefers to leave some things to the pros. This is one of them. Yes, it's going to cost us $198 to have the tech come (he'll be here shortly) but he'll also check the system out. If it's going to get blown up, I'd rather they do it than we do it.
Crowe 01/08/17 09:07am Around the Campfire
We have no heat

Grand. It's 15 degrees out, got up this morning and the house was 56 degrees. Heat kicks on but no blower, then the heat shuts off after a few minutes. Have a call into get a repair tech out here but haven't heard. Hubby is now cleaning the filters in the hopes that maybe it's that simple an issue. On the up side we have secondary heating sources-a gas stove in our family room, a big electric wall heater in the basement, and multiple electric heaters (very safe style) so we can keep the basement and first floor warm. And we still have hot water, so life is good.
Crowe 01/08/17 07:33am Around the Campfire
RE: RV'ing from Massachusetts to Disney in February

I have learned that there is no good time to take 495/95 around Washington. Actually we have driven through there between 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. on Sunday multiple times with no issues. However, I agree there's no guarantee on anything when it comes to DC!
Crowe 01/08/17 07:29am Roads and Routes
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