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RE: What the Heck!

Here in Cincinnati at 6:40AM, its 34 outside with a dusting of snow on the grass. It happens. BUT, my furnace quit heating last night and its 66 inside and dropping. I'm wearing a jacket as I type this. I have the heating/cooling guys on speed dial.
Jim Shoe 04/15/14 04:43am Around the Campfire
RE: Routes to Yellowstone

I always stay at Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone. Two blocks from the West gate. They have four levels of parking spots depending on what hookups you want. I have the NP lifetime pass. Best deal going. Here's the scoop on the National Parks Senior Pass. Best deal in town. $10 lifetime pass if 62 or over, and you can buy it at any NP facility. I bought mine at the Wm. H. Taft Museum in Cincinnati. As you might expect, there was no line. :) West Yellowstone is a nice town. They have the usual souvenir shops, but they also have restaurants, competitive gas stations and grocery stores. If you choose, stop at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in town. As close as you want to be to either animal. BTW, if you go thru the West Gate in the morning the line isn't long. Most of the day trippers aren't there yet.
Jim Shoe 04/14/14 03:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Would you want to hear from the new owners of your old rv?

The new owner of my 'B' was the dealership where I traded it in for my current 'C'. And I would not be a happy camper if the dealership gave the next owner my name. I have no idea what happened to it during the dealership's ownership.
Jim Shoe 04/14/14 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel

Here's a list of states. Idaho, Arizona and Utah are the closest.
Jim Shoe 04/14/14 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Missing accessories

My 'C' still has the original sink covers, but the stove top was another story. It has a metal grate that covers all the burners, but it rattles when I'm driving. So I bought a wooden cutting board the same size as the metal grate and glued some of the no-slide shelf liner on the underside. When moving, I strap it down with a bungie cord. When stopped, it sits on the couch. Nothing special about the cutting board. I rarely cut anything on it. But the one I found fit perfectly, and it was cheap.
Jim Shoe 04/14/14 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: coffee maker?

I found a drip coffee maker with a lined metal carafe at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Also a double walled, insulated 18oz. Tervis Tumbler and lid at the same place. If fits in the cup holder in the cab and keeps the coffee hot for a long time. Unfortunately, I no longer hold 18 oz. of coffee without a pit stop.
Jim Shoe 04/14/14 05:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Bubba Watson wins his 2nd Masters !

It just doesn't get any better. A Georgia boy named Bubba wins the Masters played in Augusta, Georgia. Second time in three years. And he's a "lefty" like me. In the mid sixties I won the lottery for practice round tickets after several tries. Back then, the practice round tickets were limited. The tickets for the actual Masters tournament were handed down in wills by people that had them. No chance of getting those tickets. It doesn't show on TV, but the course is downhill for the first 9 holes and uphill for the last 9. I took a video camera with me. Back then, they were big and heavy. I would have sold it for $5 just to keep from having to carry it up that hill. And Augusta invented the "golf clap". Made about as much noise as wearing heavy gloves. It wasn't a rule. But if you're a golf nut like me, it was like being in church. No yelling - you whispered. And no littering. They had garbage bags in various places around the course and everybody carried their empty cups with them until they found one. There was zero littering. So the season begins. I'll be on the driving range tomorrow. I can put fade on a ball. I can put draw on a ball. I just can't put straight on a ball. :)
Jim Shoe 04/13/14 05:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: lawn mowers

lol, Jim S, sounds like you have a goat. Actually, I admire Jake. He's in his early 20's and has built himself quite a business. He mows my little quarter acre lot in just a few minutes, but he also mows some rather large estates, just not in my neighborhood. And in the winter he has contracts to plow many of the business parking lots in the area. I think he's the Energizer Bunny in disguise.
Jim Shoe 04/13/14 05:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Covered parking during storm

My experience has been that if there is a possibility of a tornado in the area, the local TV channels will warn, but they're talking to people that live in the area, not travelers unfamiliar with the area. Both times that its happened to me, I've been in KOAs. Once in "Tornado Alley" and once in southern Georgia. And both times, the owners went door to door, telling everybody. At the one in southern Georgia, they invited everyone into the recreation room to watch TV coverage, and told us that both attached restrooms were also built as tornado shelters, including emergency generators. The owners unlocked the pop machine for us, and we all sat around telling storm stories until the all clear siren sounded. I met some nice folks and got some good CG references for where I was headed. The tornado missed us, but the next day there was damage visible from the road about 30 miles away. At least what I could see wasn't in populated areas.
Jim Shoe 04/12/14 09:30am RV Lifestyle
RE: lawn mowers

I have the best lawn mower there is. His name is Jake. :) And he's been taking care of mowing, trimming, sweeping, weed control and foundation plants for 10 years now, even when I'm on the road.
Jim Shoe 04/12/14 07:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Checks in the mail !

Getting old isn't for sissies.
Jim Shoe 04/10/14 06:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is the RV Doctor wrong?

Every grocery store in the country sells distilled water in gallon jugs. Its cheap and doesn't have an off taste. I use it for coffee, cooking and scrubbing my teeth. I stay at FHU parks, so I never haul more than half a tank of "fresh" water for the toilet.
Jim Shoe 04/10/14 07:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: For those who _insist_ on a unique RV

For starters, it looks like you'd need a stepladder to get in and out of the rig. Then there's possible termite or woodpecker damage. And I sure wouldn't want to be within 30 feet of a campfire - ever. :)
Jim Shoe 04/10/14 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Guy To The Forum

I just googled "RV shows in Akron, Ohio". There are several listed. Leave your wallet and checkbook at home (you'll be tempted) and attend a few. Bring a notepad. Look through all the brands and types and take notes including prices, but only for comparison. RV prices at shows are just for "show". Then when you get home, write down what you liked about the interiors and what you could live without. Write down the dealer's name for when you get serious. When you do go to a dealer, always take somebody with you to take notes. Even if you decide to look in the used market, you'll have a list of things you can live without. If the owner is eager to sell, you can negotiate.
Jim Shoe 04/10/14 07:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can You drain coach batteries while driving?

Depends on what you mean by coach batteries. On my 'C', the coach (engine) battery is charged by the alternator when rolling down the road. The 'house' battery is charged when I plug into 30A at a campground. The only thing that uses the house battery while moving is the reefer, unless passengers are watching TV or using the microwave. In that case, which is rare since I'm single, I fire up the generator while moving to top off the battery. It uses the same gas as the 'C', but shuts off at a quarter tank.
Jim Shoe 04/10/14 06:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Securing a cargo trailer?

I just googled "Austin, TX RV Storage" and got 231,000 hits. At least one of them must offer what you're looking for. Before I got the building where I store my stuff, I kept my RV at an outside storage facility about 3 miles from home that was easily seen from a busy highway, lit 24/7, surrounded by a 12 foot high barbed wire fence, and had lockable garages for smaller units. Access to the lot was with an individually coded card/ card reader that you typed in at the gate for 24/7 access. As westend said, all you really have to do is make your unit less attractive than somebody else's.
Jim Shoe 04/10/14 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Colter Bay Village RV - the only kid in town?

2gypsies, Yes, I do need FHUs for medical reasons. At least 30A, but I prefer FHUs. What possible business is it of yours? You aren't paying for it.
Jim Shoe 04/09/14 11:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Scooters

My Jeep Wrangler toad has a roof, heater and windshield wipers. I've been very happy to have them sometimes.
Jim Shoe 04/09/14 05:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Food storage?

I repackage in Ziploc containers with screw on lids and re-sealable plastic bags. Easier to fit in the cabinet space, keeps bugs out, and the containers are washable. Be sure to label them. A cup of coffee sweetened with coarse salt isn't very tasty.
Jim Shoe 04/09/14 05:18am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Urgent request to campground owners

I would like to reply. Forum rules prohibit owners response. PM me please. Max As far as I can remember, you are part of a very small number of members on here that actually own and operate a CG. Maybe you can answer. I'm guessing that most owner/operators don't build their own web sites or take the pictures for it. They're built by folks that make a living doing that and have the time and talent to do it. Everybody think back to the last wedding you attended. The pix taken by the guests seem to always have somebody with their eyes closed or somebody bent over when facing away from the camera, which often requires a wide angle lens. :)
Jim Shoe 04/09/14 05:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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