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RE: Booze and Fireworks Don't Mix

Being drunk is just an excuse for being stupid. But stupid often walks alone.
Jim Shoe 07/06/15 04:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: scary sight

From your description, it sounds more like somebody permanently moving. Perhaps out of state. But it would still make more sense to rent a U-Haul trailer for the move. You can pick them up in one state and drop them off in another.
Jim Shoe 07/03/15 06:56am Around the Campfire
RE: think I would mess my drawers

When I was 6 or 7 years old, I was tent camping with my parents in Smoky Mountain NP. My Mom was frying chicken and my Dad and I were walking around nearby. A bear walked through the CG. My Mom grabbed her skillet full of chicken, jumped into the car and locked the doors. She wouldn't unlock the doors even for us. The bear just walked on thru the CG, ignoring everyone. That was over sixty years ago, but I still have vivid memories of that event.
Jim Shoe 07/02/15 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam Club gone bad

If I didn't get junk mail, I wouldn't get any mail at all. I keep a 33 gallon plastic bag on a frame next to where I'm sitting right now. It has a shredder attached to it. I don't even have to get up. Good Sam is about middle of the road as far as volume goes. BTW, I fill it up about every two weeks.
Jim Shoe 07/02/15 07:46am General RVing Issues
RE: SD & ND travel just after Sturgis rally

Just take I-80E to I-35N to Duluth. You'll cross I-90 about the time you reach Minnesota, but Sturgis is 500 miles west of there. There's no reason to drive on I-90 at all unless you want to.
Jim Shoe 07/01/15 05:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Scary New Credit Card

I once watched a guy checking out in front of me at Walmart. He had a stack of credit cards as thick as a deck of playing cards. He handed them one at a time to the cashier and she handed them back one at a time, saying "No Good". Finally ran one that hadn't yet been reported stolen (my guess) and she rang up the sale. I didn't see her making any effort to turn it over, looking for a signature.
Jim Shoe 07/01/15 01:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: short term cable contracts

I take DVDs along for when the CG doesn't have cable. I've watched the Godfather trilogy about 5 times. If you've never seen it, stop reading. (He dies at the end).
Jim Shoe 07/01/15 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Beer!

I'm a native Cincinnatian and we have a rich German brewing tradition here. I had a summer job at one of the breweries when I was in college. I worked in the Draft House which was a bonus since I spent the day working in a giant refrigerator. The draft beer was free all day. And they paid me, too! We now have 15 local brews. And the breweries are offering free tours followed by free beer tasting. You could make the case for a week's stay if you're passing thru. Consider it a learning experience.
Jim Shoe 06/30/15 08:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Extra time ?

A whole second? Time for a beer. Maybe two.
Jim Shoe 06/30/15 05:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Class C's don't come with cab carpeting now?

I'd guess its more about "lookers" with dirt on their shoes. If you buy, I'd bet they will have it carpeted when you pick it up. If you're close to deciding, ask them.
Jim Shoe 06/30/15 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Border Crossing To U.S.

Google "Crossing the border into the US". Lots of reading, but you'll save time in the long run. You may be asked a question or two at the border. Whatever you do, don't lie. They most likely already know the answer. When I was crossing northbound at Sweetwater MT. headed for Alaska, I handed my passport to the attendant. He asked me if I'd ever been fingerprinted. I said, "Maybe when I joined the Navy but I don't remember." DUH. My fingerprints were on the passport he was looking at. There was a Canadian heading southbound at the same time and place. He was busy putting everything from his RV that wasn't permanently attached on a blanket on the ground. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that he lied.
Jim Shoe 06/30/15 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many people has asked why you bought an RV?

Not a lot of people know that I have one. I own the nearby building where I store it, so nobody sees it. But if somebody asked, I'd tell them that I inherited the "disease" from my parents. My Dad retired early, they bought a 'C' and a VW Beetle toad and hit the road when the mood struck them. It sounded like more fun than I was having, so after they passed away, I retired early @ 52, bought a 'C' and a Wrangler toad and I hit the road when the mood strikes me. By golly, it is more fun!
Jim Shoe 06/30/15 08:13am RV Lifestyle
RE: Do you carry extra fuel

Seems like a lot of semis need diesel. And over the road semis travel on Interstates. I'd stay on or close to the interstates.
Jim Shoe 06/29/15 04:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck is Ten

If anybody on this forum can actually identify the year of every RV that was ever made by looking at it, raise your hand. Neither can RV park owners. There are two reasons for the rule. 1. People on this very forum complain about old, beat up RVs in a park where they are staying. That's bad advertising for the RV park. 2. An RV must be the toughest thing to throw away. Unless you find a salvage yard that can part it out, you're out of luck. OR, you can pull into an RV park that will take you. (Don't use your real name.) Then at night, remove the license plates from the RV or TT, hop in the TV or toad, and hit the road, making it the park owner's problem. My 'C' turns 10 this year. But its stored in a heated building that I own when not on the road, and looks new. Next year, it magically becomes a 2006. If I get caught, they don't take away my next birthday, I just have to leave. P.S. If anybody out there can identify the year of a classic Airstream by looking at it....
Jim Shoe 06/29/15 05:30am RV Lifestyle
RE: Yellowstone

For starters, 2 days isn't nearly enough for YNP. One lap around the Grand Loop is 140 SLOW miles. And driving your 25 ft. 'C' to explore means that the minute you leave one of the first come first served CGs, somebody will pull in right behind you - just like you're planning to do. Consider Grizzly RV Park, just 2 blocks from the West Gate. You'll have an assigned spot for the two days as well as FHUs. Consider this trip an exploratory one since you'll want to return. Especially since you're so close.
Jim Shoe 06/28/15 04:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US Hwy 50 from Scopio to Salina in Utah

Yes. I have vivid memories from 1967. I was 21. 4 of us guys did an around the USA tour from Cincinnati during summer break from college. In a Plymouth Barracuda (rolling greenhouse) with no A/C. Not as many interstates back then. I've never been that hot since.
Jim Shoe 06/28/15 08:10am Roads and Routes
RE: The Value of a Friendly Staff

I met such a person at the Mt. Pleasant, SC. KOA. I was pretty tired after missing the entrance on the south side of US17 because S&T had it on the north side. I had to find a place to turn around in downtown Charleston at 5PM. When I checked in and told the lady my story, she felt my pain and assigned me to a site away from the sound (mosquitos), away from the playground (kids playing) and out from under the big Oak trees (playful squirrels armed with acorns). The guy checking in at the same time was pretty surly. He got all that fun stuff. We talked later. She told me she saved that spot for people such as him. He left the next day. I stayed a week and got some great restaurant tips and a free parking pass for Patriot's Point.
Jim Shoe 06/28/15 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: South Dakota

There are 32 CGs within 15 miles of Mt. Rushmore. Very popular area. Probably help if you could narrow it down to the type of CG you're looking for. On my last trip, I stayed at the Mt. Rushmore KOA, with FHUs including cable, WIFI, and a concrete patio with picnic table. But there are also dry camping CGs in that same area as well as anything in between. Also be aware that Aug. 3rd thru the 9th is the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - just 50 miles away. Every CG will be crowded. I was there during the rally one year. No trouble, but LOTS of traffic.
Jim Shoe 06/27/15 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Plans for the 4th?

Since I'm retired, I do my best to avoid driving on holidays. Too many drunks on the road.
Jim Shoe 06/26/15 02:31pm RV Lifestyle
RE: A big THANK YOU to Orion (John)

Considering the number of people on this forum, I imagine that you could ask a question on just about any subject and find that somebody has already been there, already fixed whatever is broken on your rig, knows how to reach somebody you're looking for or knows the name of that place that you can only describe. And all for free. Doesn't get much better than that.
Jim Shoe 06/26/15 09:26am Around the Campfire
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