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Strictly for crowd reasons, go before schools are out for summer or after they begin in the fall. Both times are pretty narrow windows, weather-wise.
Jim Shoe 11/23/14 12:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My next sign might not be so nice....

And that sign giving FedEx permission to enter your building can be taken down, followed by a complaint that the delivery person entered your building without permission. FedEx isn't being paid by you, they're being paid by the shipper and follow their rules. I've come home to a note from UPS taped to my door allowing me to check the appropriate box on the note, ranging from leave with neighbor at (address), leave at the door, or blank lines for specific instructions. Its called CYA.
Jim Shoe 11/23/14 03:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Shaving?

Everything you need, double edge blades and razor, shaving soap, brush and mug are available on Amazon. I grew my beard while in the Navy in the late sixties and still have it. If I could shave the night before and get through the next day without looking like a bum, I'd probably shave it off, but I've had my neatly trimmed beard since the late sixties.
Jim Shoe 11/22/14 04:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flat tire

About 2 weeks ago, I decided that I'd better get my snow tires on. I have 4WD, but its on a Ranger pickup truck. I have a set of 4 Blizzak snow tires already mounted on rims, so I tossed them in the bed and drove into "Tire Discounters". Its a chain, but I'd never been there. I figured that I'd have to make an appointment. But the counter guy said that they weren't busy and could do it right away. They put the Ranger up on a lift and I expected it was going to be the start of a two hour wait. 30 minutes later, all done with the summer tires loaded in the truck. $15. Guess who I'll buy tires from when I need them.
Jim Shoe 11/21/14 03:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Hookups near Hospitals

My local hospital has several 30A only sites for RVs. I don't know what they charge. Public restrooms and a cafeteria are on site and available 24/7.
Jim Shoe 11/21/14 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Have you been to Yellowstone in the winter?

Have you decided on how you're going to get there? And where you're going to stay? Your chances of driving from Delaware to YNP without getting into a snow storm are pretty small. On one of my trips, I got to YNP in April. The roads were clear, but there was still a fair amount of snow on the ground. And it was COLD. Its all about altitude ASL. Here's specific weather information for Yellowstone over the last 107 years, by month. It snows in them thar' hills. People visit in the winter, but most are locals that get around on snowmobiles. YNP is 8,000 feet above sea level. Even if you don't drive out, CGs aren't going to be open and flights into West Yellowstone airport are subject to weather restrictions. I think Old Faithful Lodge remains open all winter and Mammoth CG is open all year, but water freezes at 32 everywhere. I'm not trying to talk you out of it. Only suggesting that you do your homework before the trip and then decide.
Jim Shoe 11/20/14 05:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jury summons

At least here in Ohio, if your name is drawn for jury duty, you're part of a large pool of people - not just 12. And you're part of the jury pool for an extended period of time. I just don't remember how long. There are many legitimate reasons for missing jury duty, such as being half way across the country or in the hospital. You're on a leash, but its not very short. I've been picked from the pool once in 40 years, and the case was settled out of court through a plea bargain. Since they pick the jury pools from a list of registered voters, you can avoid even the pool if you don't vote. Not for me. If I don't vote, I don't get to complain. (My rule).
Jim Shoe 11/20/14 11:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Buying silver and gold

Unless your name is William Devane, (the Rosland Capital guy), you start behind the pros that do it for a living, and that means studying the world market - not just the US market. The only people that make a bunch of money are the dealers. They get a cut on every buy and every sell. There's a lot more information available to the general public about companies that are publicly traded on the U.S. stock market since they must file public annual reports.
Jim Shoe 11/19/14 02:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: No neck fuel tanks

I found that the pump shut off when the gas in the neck backed up to the sensor in the nozzle. The gas was going in too fast. But I don't have to lock the nozzle all the way open. If I locked the pump handle about half way open, it didn't back up in the neck. Gives me a chance to clean the windshield and fill up the station's black tank instead of mine. I have more trouble finding a station where the pump islands are parallel to the road instead of perpendicular. I drive a 'C' and pull a toad. Backing out isn't an option. I start looking at a half tank.
Jim Shoe 11/19/14 05:04am Class C Motorhomes

Several years ago, I drove down to Mims, FL. across from Cape Canaveral at Christmas to visit my parents. While watching local TV news, they showed pictures of SNOW in Jacksonville. They were spreading sand on what few hills were on I-95. Never had a need for road salt before. Traffic, as you can imagine, was an absolute mess.
Jim Shoe 11/18/14 04:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hill City SD to Devils Tower, WY

BTW, the movie "Close Encounters of the third kind" (1977) was filmed or dubbed, in part, on top of Devil's Tower.
Jim Shoe 11/18/14 03:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cross Country in the Spring

If you use Streets and Trips, click on the arrow next to "Road Map" on the top right and change it to "Terrain Map". Then click on the icon at the top for "Legend and Overview". That gives you Elevation in both meters and feet, according to the color for your area(s) of interest. Kinston, NC is 44 feet Above Sea Level. Yellowstone is 7,733 feet above sea level. It get cold up there.
Jim Shoe 11/18/14 03:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: New RV Park Reviews website is now online

I noted that one thing I liked about the old site that has been continued in the new site. The reason why a reviewer gave the CG a good or bad score. I think that for most of us, some things are important, other things, not so much. I don't care if it has a pool, playground or dog walking area. For others, those things are important. But WIFI, FHU and cable are important to me.
Jim Shoe 11/18/14 05:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Most Dangerous Road

I'd be dead of a heart attack long before I hit the bottom!
Jim Shoe 11/18/14 05:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Vintage Trailers

If you want vintage, you can't beat Airstream. They built their first one in 1929. I can't imagine a CG turning one away because of their "10 year rule".
Jim Shoe 11/17/14 03:01am RV Lifestyle
RE: Hill City SD to Devils Tower, WY

Actually there is. Devil's Tower View Campground is a few miles from Devil's Tower. No frills. Pull thrus with water and electric only but close to the highway. Nice restaurant on site. Probably a better view then from the KOA. Backs up to a beautiful canyon. I preferred staying there. I have to agree with the view. There is such a thing as being too close. When I was there, it was KOA or nothing.
Jim Shoe 11/15/14 05:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: New RV Park Reviews website is now online

I like it. It will take some getting used to.
Jim Shoe 11/15/14 04:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hill City SD to Devils Tower, WY

I agree with Grandpere. You'll be able to see it in the distance shortly after you get on US14. There's a KOA at the entrance. Nothing else between there and Sundance.
Jim Shoe 11/15/14 04:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: AWESOME beyond comprehension

At the speeds that an SR-71 flies, those instruments are critical. But I noticed that needle, ball and airspeed are still on the panel. Why? Because they don't rely on electrical power to work. When I learned to fly in a Cessna 172, my instructor regularly pulled the fuses and made me fly with just those three instruments while looking for a suitable place for an emergency landing. Any pilot will tell you that the perfect flying career has the same number of takeoffs and landings. :)
Jim Shoe 11/15/14 03:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: East to West?

This time of year, I'd head south on I-95 all the way to Jacksonville, FL. Then West on I-10 to Tucson, to avoid possible snow and/or ice.
Jim Shoe 11/15/14 07:49am Roads and Routes
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