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RE: Would you feel good about selling 3 YO LT Tires?

I just gave away a six pack of tires off of my 'C' to a friend that can use them for local use only on a service van. Plenty of tread, but they were on a 'C' that hadn't been used for 2 years. Unless you're a full timer, tires are already past their safety window before the tread wears out. And I didn't want a blowout 500 miles from home. My RV dealer drills holes in the sidewalls of MH tires that they replace to keep people from taking them from the scrap heap and using them.
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need recommendations: Drinking/RV/Boating Hose

I buy gallon jugs of distilled water at grocery stores. I use it for my internal use. Coffee, cooking and tooth brushing (or in my case, soaking). Its pretty cheap. At CGs, I hook up a white hose, but that doesn't tell you where the water in the pipe came from or what somebody (or some dog) did to the tap before you got there. That water is for external use. I'd use a regular garden hose, but I don't want the neighbors to talk. :)
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atl, GA to Badlands and Yellowstone

The Badlands National Park Loop Road is only 28 miles long. It's worth driving through and stopping at the pull outs to look around, but it wouldn't take 5 or six days to see it if you walked the whole loop. But if you do walk, you'll be thirsty. Another 7 miles straight north on 240 gets you to Wall Drug Store. They have free ice water. Seriously, there's so much to see, do and enjoy in the Black Hills, it would be a shame to miss something because you spent so much time in the Badlands.
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 06:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: WHY?

The common house fly has between 3,000 and 6,000 eyes. They're pretty hard to sneak up on.
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 06:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Iconic USA Drives....List Your Favorite

I'd have to agree with the Blue Ridge Parkway, if for no other reason than you're driving on the top of the ridge looking down on the valleys. I've wondered what the first settlers headed west in their wagons thought when they saw what they had to go over.
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 04:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling with our medications

As long as I'm traveling inside the borders of the US or traveling thru Canada on my way to Alaska, I carry the labeled bottles in the MH. They're all made out for 90 pills x 2. The Drs. Name and office # is on the bottles. They can call if they have questions. I have daily morning meds and evening meds distributed in Sun. thru Sat. Morning and Evening compartments so that I know if I took them. That, along with a battery powered clock, with date and day keeps me from skipping a dose or taking one twice. Getting old isn't for sissies. :)
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 04:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Perfect sunny side up eggs

I have one of These. I inherited it from my Mom. Each cup holds one egg. Some water in the bottom, bring to a boil, a little Pam spray in each cup, followed by an egg, set the timer for three minutes, and then slide them out. They fit real nice on a buttered english muffin. OK. Now I'm hungry. :)
Jim Shoe 07/23/14 01:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: MLB Strike Zone and Umpires......?

Because they don't want to speed up the game. If you're going to charge that much for admission, attendees want their money's worth. And so do TV advertisers. I've read that in a typical 9 inning game, there's really only about 20 minutes of action. The rest of the time, the pitchers are shaking off signs, and the batters are taking practice swings. And everybody's scratching. :)
Jim Shoe 07/21/14 06:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: At what $/gallon would it slow you down?

I go where I want to go, when I want to go and I buy gas when I need it. When I start worrying about the costs of RVing, I'll quit. Hasn't happened yet. I'm going to die some day, but it won't be from worry.
Jim Shoe 07/21/14 03:53pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Newby with lot of ?s

Funny. You're from Alaska. I consider the highlight of my many years of RVing to be my trip to Alaska from Cincinnati. All the way to Fairbanks. I was even lucky enough to see Denali (Mt. McKinley) when the peak wasn't obscured by clouds. I have a friend that has a summer cottage in Cooper Landing, AK. on the Kenai Peninsula. I spent a couple of weeks staying at the cottage he owns next to his and enjoyed showers with unlimited hot water. We dined on salmon from the Copper River every night. Doesn't get much fresher than that.
Jim Shoe 07/21/14 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: James Garner passes away.

I loved him in "Skin Game", where he sold his buddy Lou Gossett into slavery - over and over again. He was born to play a con man with that smile. Yet he was believable as the preacher in Space Cowboys.
Jim Shoe 07/21/14 07:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Medicines while traveling

So far, I've only needed to see my Doctor once every six months for a routine checkup. My scrips aren't considered narcotics, so the scrips are written for 90 pills x 2. That keeps me going for at least 3 months on the road, which is good enough. Kroger pharmacies are in 31 states.
Jim Shoe 07/20/14 06:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Keeping the Awning Clean

I never use mine, because I don't sit outside. I'm either gone all day or sleeping.
Jim Shoe 07/20/14 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone use these Washer/Dryer?

OR, You could follow the lead of a college roommate of mine. At the beginning of the school year, he dumped his newly Mom-washed and carefully folded clothes into a corner of the room. That was the "clean pile". In the opposite corner, he began the "dirty pile". When the "clean pile" was gone, the "dirty pile" became the "clean pile" and he started over. For some reason, nobody wanted to room with him a second year. When RVing, I take enough whites for one Laundromat load and enough Jeans and colored pocket T Shirts for a color load. I don't own anything that needs ironing. One commercial dryer handles both loads. Laundry is easier if you're a single guy. :)
Jim Shoe 07/20/14 05:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Any experience with "All Clad Electric Grill/Griddle"

I had one that I gave away. Nothing wrong with it except, like many countertop appliances, it takes up storage and counter space at home, and especially in the RV.
Jim Shoe 07/20/14 04:52am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Roamin in Wyomin

I've been to both attractions several times, beginning with my parents when I was six or seven years old. I love the black hills area.
Jim Shoe 07/20/14 04:35am Roads and Routes
RE: North Central Ohio

Mansfield is below freezing 5 months a year and it snows 7 months a year, on average. I imagine you'd have a hard time finding an open CG.
Jim Shoe 07/19/14 06:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Canada to US border crossing

Seems like it depends a lot on who's manning the checkpoint. On my way to Alaska, I crossed into Canada at Sweetgrass, MT. I'd read the latest border crossing rules, so didn't have anything that wasn't allowed. The customs agent checked my passport and asked me if I'd ever been fingerprinted. ??? I really didn't know the answer. I told him maybe when I joined the Navy. I still don't know the answer, but he let me pass. Entering Alaska, re-entering Canada and entering the US on the way home I barely had to slow down at the border crossings. While I was headed north, another RV was headed south at Sweetgrass. The agents were taking everything out of the RV. Don't know if he was a Canadian or U.S. citizen, or what he did wrong, but I bet he had to reload by himself.
Jim Shoe 07/18/14 06:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Fire and Wind ArcGIS link

I've added the ARCGIS home page to my Favorites list. Lots of good real time travel info on there.
Jim Shoe 07/18/14 05:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Best RV park in Jackson, WY

Depends a lot on what you consider "Best". I stay at the Virginian for the hookups. I don't much care what any CG looks like. They all look the same at night and that's the only time I'm there. Same reason I stay at Grizzly when visiting YNP.
Jim Shoe 07/18/14 05:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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