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RE: OSU Takes Mich. To Woodshed 42 - 13.

But won't the blood all rush to their heads when they go to Sydney? :B
Jim Shoe 11/29/15 04:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Big Rigs (40' +), What % campgrounds can't let you in?

I've never had a problem with my 30' C, pulling a Jeep Wrangler toad four down. BUT, I stay in private RV parks with pull thru sites. And I do my homework before I ever leave home. Most, but not all, privately owned RV parks were designed for modern RVs. Many national, state and county parks were designed to conserve the land and the trees. In a county park near me, I doubt any campsites could accommodate a 40 foot MH and toad. Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone is a good example. As the nation's first national park (1872) Yellowstone was designed for tents and wagons, not motor vehicles. The first Model T was built in 1908.
Jim Shoe 11/29/15 09:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Deleted

I,d try it, the I R A has no idea what there doing,got an audit one time for deducting my 6 year old boy, I'm guessing you meant IRS, not the Irish Republican Army. :)
Jim Shoe 11/29/15 08:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Retirement Trip

Cherry Hill is the place to go. They have a shuttle to the Metro subway station. The only way to travel in D.C. The folks that live/work there drive with one hand on the wheel and one hand on the horn. There's actually a "city" beneath the city that's serviced by the Metro. A huge underground Shopping Mall. Last time I was there, several of the stores were closed for the observance of Jefferson Davis Day (June 6th this year) D.C. was carved out of Virginia and Maryland.
Jim Shoe 11/29/15 08:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cleaning the H2O tank

OR - You can do what I do. My fresh water tank is for flushing the toilet and using the shower. In other words, water that stays outside of me. For coffee, cooking and brushing my teeth, I buy gallon jugs of distilled water when I stop at Wally Worlds. Its cheap, doesn't have an "off" taste and its easy to store in the cabinet under the kitchen sink.
Jim Shoe 11/28/15 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alaska???

I did it in a 'C', pulling a Jeep Wrangler Toad. Visited a friend from here in Cincinnati, OH that had a summer cabin in Cooper Landing, AK. on the Kenai Peninsula. Then I continued north past Denali National Park (Mt. McKinley) to Fairbanks, then headed back home. The round trip took about 4 months, but I was in no hurry. Trip of a lifetime. The northern parts of Canada seemed more remote to me than Alaska. No problem finding gas, but I refilled at half a tank. There were a couple of days when I didn't see another vehicle coming or going the entire day. If you go, do your customs homework before you head north. And get some Canadian money before you leave home. American Express will do it for you. Don't expect people 50 miles or more north to know the current exchange rates.
Jim Shoe 11/28/15 02:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Technology Trickles Down To Tech For RV's

It seems like about every week, computers get half as big and twice as fast. We're approaching the point (and for all I know, maybe we're already there) where a chip too small to see with the naked eye will run circles around an old IBM 360 (like I used). We were almost there when I retired in '98. One of our mainframe computers stopped working. We prepared to run diagnostics. Just then an IBM guy from their offices below us walked into the computer room with a part. He didn't know why. He was just doing what the "big mama" computer in Armonk, NY. told him to do. We replaced the part and I prepared to go through the startup procedures, but it started on its own. Some day, a trained monkey will fix our computers. And the human's job will be to feed the monkey.
Jim Shoe 11/28/15 08:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Bozeman Mt to Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone

I'd just add that entering YNP through any of the entrances is better if you go early. Visitors just arriving usually start from some other campground maybe 100 miles away and get to the gates around noon, and then have to buy their National Parks pass. Always better to pass through the entry gates early in the day. On edit: If you're older than dirt (like me) you can buy a National Parks Senior Pass for $10, and its good for life at any National Park.
Jim Shoe 11/28/15 07:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Some humour (then again, maybe not...)

GROAN! (But that won't keep me from stealing them, and passing them on (without giving you credit).
Jim Shoe 11/28/15 06:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Holiday shopping

I'm a single male, no kids. The only person I have to shop for is me. But I'm old and my memory isn't what it used to be. I can buy something for myself on Christmas Eve, have it gift wrapped, and be surprised when I open it on Christmas morning. :)
Jim Shoe 11/28/15 06:32am Around the Campfire
RE: What are you reading?

I'm re-reading "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck. I read it once several years ago and made the mistake of "loaning" it to somebody that never returned it, so I bought the paperback and I'm reading it again. Next time, I'll tell anyone that wants to borrow a book to get a library card.
Jim Shoe 11/27/15 05:29pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Bozeman Mt to Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone

You might want to rethink Fishing Bridge. Its an old park when RVs were smaller. Its in the south east corner of the park. You'll have to park your vehicles side by side. Here's a link.
Jim Shoe 11/27/15 04:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bozeman Mt to Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone

I usually take 191 south and enter through the West gate. Good road, and there are a couple of competing grocery stores in West Yellowstone, as well as the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. As close as you'll ever want to be to either animal. I stay at Grizzly RV Park outside the West Entrance. Full hookups and free coffee every morning. One time, I headed back north on 89. The scenery was better but the road is narrower. I wasn't in a hurry. Worth seeing, though. Lots of Moose and Elk roaming the streets among the abandoned Army Barracks at the north entrance/exit.
Jim Shoe 11/27/15 04:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm not a hunter, but I've read that there few animals that are smarter than a wild turkey or dumber than a domestic one. My Mom was raised on a farm and Grandpa raised domestic turkeys. She said that the turkeys would jump over the fence into the neighbor's field, but couldn't figure out how to get back into the barnyard where their food was. My Mom and her sisters had to climb the fence and toss them back over nearly every day to keep them from starving.
Jim Shoe 11/27/15 08:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Just retired!

I bailed out of the back biting corporate world in '98 at the age of 52. My blood pressure dropped to near normal levels and I've lost weight because I'm not eating junk food in restaurants. I've concluded that working was bad for my health.
Jim Shoe 11/26/15 07:32am RV Lifestyle
RE: From Indiana to Yellowstone

By all means, go around. Traffic doesn't move very fast in YNP. Lots of things to see. If you don't already have a National Parks Pass get one, preferably before you leave home. It gets you through the entrance(s) faster each day. I always stay at Yellowstone Grizzly RV park when I visit. They have FHUs, and free coffee every morning. And you're two blocks from the west gate. West Yellowstone also has more than one grocery store, so prices are reasonable. Or at least more reasonable than in the park. One other thing. Each morning, a herd of Bison cross the west entrance road, headed for a big valley to graze. Do not try to drive through them. Their skulls can put a pretty big dent in your vehicle and they won't feel a thing. If you don't plan on taking a camera, change your plan. Photo opportunities are everywhere. You didn't say how long you intend to stay, but if you have the time, visit Grand Teton NP, just south of Yellowstone. The beauty of GTNP will take your breath away. And on your way home, you can start planning your next visit. :)
Jim Shoe 11/24/15 05:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Question for diabetics (or those familiar with one)

I've been borderline Type 2 diabetic for several years. My Doctor of 30 years prescribed Metformin for me and it seems to control it. I'm actually looking forward to my next visit. I've gone from grossly obese to pleasantly plump over the last few years. My big problem was that I'm single and a good cook. I cooked for two and ate it all. Now, I don't deny myself any type of food, although I never liked sweet stuff, I just quit eating when I was no longer hungry instead of when the plate was empty. And I don't eat between meals. At the beginning, I tipped the scales at 350 pounds - probably more. That's just as high as the scale goes. I'm down to 270 and still losing. I'm determined to lose the rest of that other guy I've been hauling around. It isn't like he helped out with the chores.
Jim Shoe 11/24/15 04:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Toileting and the overnight stay

For the single night that you'll be on the road, spring for an RV park with full hookups. They all have restrooms with showers, and at least 30A electric. Don't hook up the water in case the hose might freeze. Put a few gallons of water in your fresh water tank for flushing the toilet that first day but don't fill it so it has room to expand if it drops below freezing the first night. Eat in a restaurant the first night or hit McDonalds, so no dishes to wash. And I always take distilled water along for coffee and cooking because some local water systems "taste funny". I do that whatever the season.
Jim Shoe 11/24/15 07:53am Beginning RVing
RE: removing cigarette oder

Talk to some folks at car dealerships in the area. They deal with the problem all the time on trade ins. There are professional companies that do that kind of work. See if they'll recommend one for you. Don't try to do it yourself. You don't have the equipment or the expertise.
Jim Shoe 11/23/15 03:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Seat belt problems

Since its on a Ford chassis, take it to a Ford dealer and have them fix or replace it. Not only will they be able to take it apart, they'll know how to put it back together. I'm able to do the first part of the repair (taking it apart) on almost anything. Putting it back together often creates a stumbling block. It happened to me once on an old Studebaker. It was drivable, but I had extra parts left over. I tossed them in a box, drove to a dealer and asked if anything belonged on the car. He said "two or three things". I said, "put them on" and he did. Pretty cheap fix.
Jim Shoe 11/23/15 03:25pm Class C Motorhomes
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