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RE: Where do you park/store your RV when not camping?

I own a 60' x 60' metal building about 3 miles from my house that used to be the township's road equipment garage. Unvented gas heaters caused "rain" inside in the winter so they offered it for sale. I bought it (cheap) and switched to two vented gas furnaces. No more "rain". I've since added a few items. First 30A for the RV. But still a lot of empty space. So, a bar and back bar, Dish TV, tables and chairs to seat 60, a juke box that plays old 45s, two pinball machines, a theater style popcorn machine and a full bath and shower. And no neighbors. It is now "The Clubhouse". You can probably guess that I'm not married. :)
Jim Shoe 03/29/15 05:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is a former rental motorhome with 150K miles a good buy?

Plus and Minus. The Plus - its been maintained by the rental company better than many private owners do their maintenance. The Minus - Everyone that has driven it probably made some newbie mistakes that don't show. In my case, I drove my 'C' some part of a final 300 mile leg home with a large nail in the inside right dually. I didn't feel any difference. When I got home, I checked it from head to toe and had zero air pressure in that tire. I could have replaced the one tire, but I replaced all four for my safety and piece of mind. I may be wrong, but I'd bet that a rental place would just replace the punctured tire. In addition, I know who sleeps in my bed. That's the result of spending my working life traveling for the company and living in hotels. Even the high class ones moved the top sheet to the bottom and added a clean top sheet. And I wore shoes until I went to bed. Some people have a different definition of "clean".
Jim Shoe 03/29/15 07:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water lek issue

A water leak must be one of the toughest things to find and often the easiest to correct. You only see where the water appears - not where it started. But once you find the starting point they're often (but not always) an easy fix - if you have the proper part.
Jim Shoe 03/28/15 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: And the salesman said....

Gonna need a pretty powerful bumper jack to change the rear tire.
Jim Shoe 03/27/15 01:01pm Around the Campfire

The saying goes that bad things come in sets of three. But in your case, it sounds like the 4th bad thing wasn't an independent event. It was the start of another set of three. :(
Jim Shoe 03/24/15 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone been turned away from campground for older rig?

Ever read "Campground Reviews" where somebody gives the CG a bad score because there were old, beat up RVs there? No CG needs that kind of advertising nor do they need to find out that somebody checked in for an overnight, hopped in the tow vehicle and snuck out, carrying the license plates with them. Its really difficult to throw away an old RV. My 'C' turns 10 this year. But its always been stored between trips in a heated building that I own, so it still looks new. Next year my RV will magically become a 2006. No CG owner can determine the age of every make and model of RV by looking at it. If I get caught, the owners don't take away my next birthday, I just have to leave.
Jim Shoe 03/23/15 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Washington state or Texas?

Here's info for entry into Canada. The days of a wave and a "howdy" don't work any more. The paperwork isn't difficult but is time consuming, so start early. Pay particular attention to what and how much of anything you can bring with you.
Jim Shoe 03/23/15 02:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: leveling jacks

Or something is blocking one or more of them from completely retracting. If they aren't in the "stored" position, the system thinks they're down. Either way, its time to get on your belly.
Jim Shoe 03/23/15 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: For renting an RV, how does the heat/stove/fridge work?

I'm sure the rental place will walk you through all the systems since they have a vested interest in having them returned the way they left. But its always a good idea for you and another person to both take notes during the walk through for comparison. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
Jim Shoe 03/20/15 05:14am Beginning RVing
RE: Favorite hamburger seasoning

I use "Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning". Primarily salt, pepper, and MSG, but lists oregano, sugar, onion powder, parsley and "5 other spices". It works well on everything from burgers to scrambled eggs.
Jim Shoe 03/20/15 04:50am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Indiana Dunes State Park

Here's a link to the web site.
Jim Shoe 03/20/15 04:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: .....

I'm no farmer, but I had a cousin that had a farm in the country. He had a tank on stilts that was high enough to allow him to drive his tractors up to it. Gravity fed, and refilled by a small tank truck. I'm remembering from 60 years ago, but I think it was taxed at a much lower rate since it was for farm equipment, and I'm pretty sure he considered his car "farm equipment" as well. I remember my Dad filling our car's gas tank when we visited. :)
Jim Shoe 03/20/15 04:10am Around the Campfire
RE: rebuilding cab over bunk - plywood base construction

Rusted screws means water. Until you find and fix the source of the leak(s), you'll just have to do it again and again. The first place I'd look is around the marker lights. The factories install them with power screwdrivers.
Jim Shoe 03/19/15 07:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A blast from the past

Here's the list of shows that will be added on FETV. Channel 82 on Dish. Family Entertainment TV.
Jim Shoe 03/19/15 05:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Roads within Yellowstone okay for towing travel trailer

Wishin, A couple of things to keep in mind. Montana is the 4th largest state in size and 44th in population. If you get off the interstates, you'll be passing through small towns that may have only one gas station and your rig might not fit. On my trip to Alaska, I stayed on I-15 N from Great Falls to Sweetgrass, MT. and still nearly ran out of gas trying to find a station with pull thru pumps since I tow a Jeep 4 down and can't back up. There's a gas station at the border into Canada that was Very busy. Second, the Badlands loop road is only 40 miles long. Certainly worth a drive through. Several turnouts to pull over and walk around. I stopped at the gift shop on the way out. They have shaded benches next to the door. Also a sign warning folks to look under the bench before sitting down. Rattlesnakes like the shade during the day. I don't know if they were just joking, but I looked first.
Jim Shoe 03/18/15 06:58am Roads and Routes
A blast from the past

I was channel surfing last night and came across the very first "Lone Ranger" episode starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. It first aired in 1949. I was 3 years old and certainly didn't remember it. If we had a TV back then, it was black and white and probably on a six inch square screen with a magnifier in front of it. And the most popular show was "test pattern".
Jim Shoe 03/17/15 06:42am Around the Campfire
RE: What not to miss at Williamsburg VA.....

Dave, I did take the ferry ride once and really enjoyed it. I've visited the historic triangle many times over the years. Even took a bus tour through Norfolk Naval Station. Its the size of a medium sized city. The tour director pointed out that the McDonalds on base is the busiest in the country.
Jim Shoe 03/17/15 12:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: St Paddy's Day

I've heard the term "Beer and Skittles" for years and other than the candy, I never knew what skittles were. Wikipedia is my friend. Skittles was (and is, I suppose) an old time lawn bowling game from the old country. Now we're all smarter. Not by much, but every little bit helps.
Jim Shoe 03/16/15 11:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: What not to miss at Williamsburg VA.....

Dave, that's good news about the two Jamestowns. I like them both and always go to both. This will save me some bucks.
Jim Shoe 03/15/15 06:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leaving Florida

Spring weather is the magnet.
Jim Shoe 03/15/15 06:32pm Roads and Routes
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