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RE: Cab Curtain keeps cool

Not sure why my word was censored. We let the old curtain hang down. I am sure y'all know what meant. The new "robot" censor is getting out of hand. Its one thing to block a "dirty" word all by itself. Something else again, to block a perfectly decent word because some of the letters are a "dirty" word. If you had typed "drope" instead, it would have gotten through. But then the post wouldn't make sense.
Jim Shoe 08/03/15 05:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving trailer plug in when at home.

Jim Shoe 08/03/15 05:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving trailer plug in when at home.

I store my 'C' in a building that I own about 5 miles from my home. I had a 30A socket installed and leave it plugged in. The building is heated to 45 degrees in the winter, and the MH warms up quickly when I'm working in it. I installed battery disconnects for the house and engine batteries. I have battery maintainers attached to them when its stored. I actually lived in it for 3 days when the power went out in our neighborhood. It didn't affect the area where the RV is stored.
Jim Shoe 08/03/15 05:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stuck on frwy due to accident ahead. Let others use toilet?

It happened to me once. As the info got around, it turned out that two old cars pulled into the median, two guys in one car got out, jumped into the other one and drove off - or tried to. By that time the State Police had them surrounded and shut down the expressway until they could be sure there was no bomb in the deserted car. They routed us off at the previous exit, but that was just an exit ramp and was jammed. At that point, I was never so happy to be driving my 'C', complete with bathroom facilities. It took two hours to clear the jam. Nobody asked, but I would have said "no". I'd do the same thing if some stranger asked the same question at my home. Never did find out what happened to the occupants of the cars in the median.
Jim Shoe 08/03/15 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pushing the Limits and My Moderation Philosophy

A little off subject, but lately I've noticed that some words, which have a perfectly clean meaning in context are being starred (****) because they are also a nickname for some body part. I doubt that its being done by a moderator, but more likely by a "robo" censor. Example: a nickname for Richard the Lionheart.
Jim Shoe 08/01/15 09:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: Yellowstone

Roo, Since you're a new kid on the block, you might want to add Weatherbase to your favorites. It won't tell you what the weather will be like when you get there, but it will tell you what the weather was like, by month, over a number of years. In Yellowstone's case, 107 years. Its amazing, at least to me, how altitude affects the weather, especially temperatures and whether the precipitation is rain or snow. BTW, it defaults to Centigrade, but you can click on Fahrenheit, it will calculate for you. FWIW, coastal Virginia is at zero feet altitude, and Yellowstone is at 8,000 feet. BIG difference.
Jim Shoe 08/01/15 08:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Walmart camping

If there are enough privately owned CGs in the area, that pay local taxes and VOTE, zoning laws will change. I don't imagine the people working at Wally World care one way or the other, except for the people that have to clean up the mess after the freeloaders leave. There's two of them near where I live. One allows it, the other one doesn't. I don't know why - or care.
Jim Shoe 08/01/15 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best place to camp in piegon forge TN Will be first time

Pigeon Forge has changed a lot since Dolly Partin arrived. It used to be a wide spot in the road with stores that sold cheap, imprinted souvenirs. A friend of mine lived in Gatlinburg, and he called it "Pigeon Fleece". There are hotels, CGs, restaurants and stage entertainment now.
Jim Shoe 08/01/15 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mount Rushmore (best campgrounds)

Here's the scoop on the Mt. Rushmore KOA. I've stayed there. The KOA and Rafter J are on the same road. I've not been inside Rafter J. I see by your blog that you have kids. There's lots of things for kids to do at the KOA. Also a restaurant on site and a shuttle bus to Rushmore. There's a fee for the bus, but the parking garage charges as well. Rafter J is 10 miles from Rushmore and the KOA is 6 miles. Big difference. :) You'll be so close to Custer SP that you have to go while in the area. Its a state park, so NP passes don't work, but its not expensive. Your kids will get a kick out of the wild burros. They have quite a scam going. One stands in the middle of the road and the others go from car to car, begging for treats. They'll eat almost anything, but carrots are longer and the burros don't have very good eyesight. Hold on to the green part. I assume they take turns blocking the road.
Jim Shoe 08/01/15 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Video: RV types: Class A, B, C. What's the difference?

Good information. I wish it had been there before I bought my first RV. I'd bet that lots of people on here are on (at least) number 2. I know I am. Since I'm single, my first RV was a Class B Roadtrek. All I needed, space wise. But to make everything work in something that size, everything had to do double duty, and I was impressed by the ingenuity of the design. But it turned out that I don't consider the CG my destination. I travel to an RV park in my 'C', set it up and explore for a week or more with my Jeep Wrangler toad. In the Roadtrek, I had to unhook electric, water and sewer, explore, and then return to the CG and hope that my spot was still available. Sometimes, it wasn't. And the whole mess was nobody's fault but my own.
Jim Shoe 08/01/15 04:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: How often do you cook in the RV

I cook in the RV nearly all the time. Mostly because I'm an "I", not a "We". There's nothing more boring that sitting in a restaurant by myself, waiting for my food. Luckily, I'm a darned good cook. I never believed that cooking was "woman's work". When I was growing up, my Dad did some of the cooking - his specialties. And not just on the grill.
Jim Shoe 07/31/15 04:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: My normal morning routine

One morning my wife grabbed the wrong tube and brushed her teeth with Preparation H. YUK! That's bad, but it's still better than anchovy paste. GAG.
Jim Shoe 07/31/15 03:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sturgis 2015

A long time friend of mine used to ride out from Cincinnati every year. This year, he and his girlfriend are touring middle America in a car. Like me, if he knew he was going to live this long, he'd have taken better care of himself. :)
Jim Shoe 07/31/15 11:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Yellowstone

Be sure to take some warm clothing. At 8,000 ft. above sea level, it gets cold in YNP. OTOH, its a great time to go. School has resumed, so the crowds are down quite a bit. Fishing Bridge is the only CG inside the park with hookups. You may need some heat at night.
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 05:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Suggest a winter destination that might still have openings

My parents were RVers. They tried winters from Jacksonville to Key West. Finally, they headed down the west coast, and found several RV parks around Brooksville, FL. Its about 65 miles west of Orlando and about 20 miles east of the Gulf. About 10 RV parks in the area. Its warm, and doesn't have the crowds that the east coast draws. The area around Tarpon Springs is populated by Greek sponge divers and some top notch Greek restaurants. Try a gyro. (Pronounced yeero).
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: 7 ft Goliath grouper caught from a paddle board!

Grouper sandwiches for everybody on RV.net!
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 01:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: When did my name become a dirty word?

I'll be darned. It showed up in my post as ****nellen.
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 01:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: When did my name become a dirty word?

Or use ****nellen. It seems to be OK for your user id.
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 01:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Marcus is coming to town

Tom ****r died in April, so I doubt you'll be getting your money. His dealerships were purchased by Marcus. My dealer, Holman Motors east of Cincinnati, will probably be next.
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Cody to Yellowstone

Its all just one road due west from Cody (US14), but it becomes US14 and US16 when it enters Shoshone National Forest, then drops both of those and turns into US20 when you get to the Grand Loop. Somebody probably knows why, but it isn't me.
Jim Shoe 07/30/15 05:44am Roads and Routes
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