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RE: quick question,

I've driven from Cincinnati to Florida several times, in a Class C pulling a Jeep toad. As you all know, the right lane exits and a new lane opens all the way to the left. Nobody wants to drive behind a MH, so they speed up to close the gap. Not fun. So one year I planned it to go thru Atlanta at 3 AM. Traffic was light until I ran into a traffic jam. When I was almost through, I went past the problem. Some guy had been in the jam for so long, he fell asleep in the left lane. No horns. Everyone just waited until they could merge and went on their way. Now I go through Alabama to Pensacola, FL. and then head east to I-75. It doesn't save any time, but my blood pressure remains stable.
Jim Shoe 10/23/16 01:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Doable or overly ambitious?

3200 miles round trip. In 8 days. I'd need a vacation from my vacation. Take high speed film.
Jim Shoe 10/10/16 10:26am Beginning RVing
RE: When do most of the Snowbirds head south???

From the news reports, I would think that the Atlantic Coast would not be a good choice right now. Hurricane Matthew did a lot of damage. Lots of snowbirds heading north right now.
Jim Shoe 10/10/16 09:55am RV Lifestyle
RE: New Mexico & Texas trip suggestions please

If you don't already have it, check out "www.weatherbase.com". You'll pass through high country on the way South. Its free, and shows monthly weather averages by city within each state, over several years. No guarantees, but you'll know what to pack and where to avoid. Enjoy.
Jim Shoe 10/10/16 08:28am Roads and Routes
RE: How Long Have You Been Licensed to Drive?

Driver's license in 1962. Motorcycle license in 1964. My parents took the car away. Single engine Cessna airplane in 1970. Gave up flying about 4 years later. Expensive and inconvenient. I still needed a rental car and a motel room when I landed. Now I pull a Jeep Wrangler behind my class C MH. Thinking back on it, I should have stayed with my bicycle.
Jim Shoe 10/09/16 05:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dish Network On The Road

Since I've had DISH network at home since it was invented, I added an in motion satellite receiver on the roof of my 'C'. Stupid. For starters, I'm a single RVer, so I can't watch TV when I'm driving. Also, the DISH has to have a clear shot at the satellite, so no trees in the CG that blocks transmission. Besides, I overnight at CGs with water, electric, sewer and cable. I'd remove it, but there's a rather large hole in the roof for the wiring. I thought that I'd at least get some use from it when I took a 4 month round trip to Alaska. But the curvature of the earth ruined that. So its still up there, but all it does is seal up the hole in the roof.
Jim Shoe 09/29/16 09:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: Your go camping game.

As a single RVer I'm limited to solitaire, but I cheat. :)
Jim Shoe 09/29/16 08:43am RV Lifestyle
RE: Suggestions for an electric cooking device for a small space

I have a two burner electric hotplate that I use for bad outside weather or on a table outside in good weather. For medical equipment, I must have electric available anyway. Generally, in FHU campgrounds, there's at least 30A service. I also carry a few plastic gallon jugs of distilled water for coffee and cooking. Sometimes, local water in a CG has an "off" taste due to iron pipes. O.K. for showers, though. I'm waterproof.
Jim Shoe 09/29/16 08:32am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: O'Reilly's Auto Parts.

I live about a half mile from an O'Reilly's. I stopped in recently for new wiper blades, but I don't know how to install them. Ignition key and shift lever is pretty much my mechanical limit. The counter guy came out and installed them for me - in the rain. And he wouldn't take any money for the installation. I drove by later and spotted just his legs sticking out from under the motor, I assume changing the oil. And again, it was still raining. I couldn't get that kind of service from a full service shop. So I walked in later, walked up to the counter and pointed to something on me below counter level. When he leaned over the counter to look, I stuffed a $10 bill in his shirt pocket and left. Service is a dying art.
Jim Shoe 09/27/16 10:08am Around the Campfire
RE: IRS is getting impatient

I have a set of four VTech phones in my house. Kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom. They have a screen that shows the caller's number, name, date and time of the call. If the caller blocks any of that information and I'm home, I can hit the "answer" and "off" buttons in a microsecond. If I'm really not home, the screen shows the name and phone number of the missed calls while I was out. I return the calls IF there's a name and number and somebody I know. Otherwise, I just delete them with a single button. My phone is for MY convenience, not everyone else's.
Jim Shoe 09/27/16 09:06am Around the Campfire
RE: RIP, Arnold Palmer.

Double post. Sorry.
Jim Shoe 09/27/16 08:33am Around the Campfire
RE: RIP, Arnold Palmer.

I met Arnold 30 years ago at a local golf course in the suburbs of Cincinnati. The owner of the insurance company I worked for at the time knew him personally, and I was one of six picked to meet him at the local airport adjacent to a golf course as he was passing through town to refuel on his way to the next tournament. I was picked because I was a golfer and a private pilot. His business jet was like no plane I'd ever been in, even in first class. He seemed to enjoy the stopover, but my most vivid memory was his hands when he shook mine. They were huge. He could have broken my hand like I would crush a raw egg, but his handshake was very gentle. He also signed the golf course tag on my shirt. I still have that, and his signature was legible.
Jim Shoe 09/27/16 08:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Looking For Good Flashlight

I have several "Frog Leggs" flashlights. They run on 3 'AAA' batteries. But the best feature is that they're 4 inches long, so I can have one in my pocket whenever I'm outside. The best flashlight in the world doesn't do me any good if I don't have it with me when I need it.
Jim Shoe 09/11/16 08:07am Around the Campfire
RE: A question for Smarty Pants !

As a former recreational pilot, I never could understand why someone would jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
Jim Shoe 09/11/16 07:08am Around the Campfire
RE: IRS after me ...... again

I have a set of VTech phones in my house. If the caller is somebody in my list of people I want to talk to, it shows the name on my phone's screen. If it says "unknown caller", I can hit "answer" and "off" in a microsecond. That way, they still pay for a call, but I don't have to listen to the sales pitch. Worth every penny.
Jim Shoe 09/03/16 03:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wraps

Thanks for the idea. I'm a single RVer, and hate to sit in a restaurant, waiting for a meal while staring into space. So carryout is often my last resort. Your ingredients are available everywhere, certainly fresher, readily available and, with the exceptions of coconut and liver, I'll eat anything. Clean up is a breeze. A satellite dish on the roof of my RV provides entertainment. I believe I'll try this at home as well. Beats junk food carryout, and no dishes to wash afterwards.
Jim Shoe 08/21/16 08:35am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: USA RV maps

I don't have a map on my rig. Only the one in my signature. And I quit doing that when I got tired of having to start over each time with a blank map. But I've been through but not necessarily stayed overnight in all the states but Washington and Oregon.
Jim Shoe 08/17/16 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

I drive a 'C' and pull a Jeep Wrangler toad. Very best of reasons. I'm a single RVer. Its a whale of a lot easier to drive the Jeep up to the 'C' when I'm ready to move, than back the 'C' into the Jeep when I can't see it.
Jim Shoe 08/17/16 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rv Crashes Into House,Driver Killed

Considering the time of day, it may have been something as simple as falling asleep while driving. If it was expressway driving, its boring. I'm a single RVer. I hit the road in the morning around 9AM and make my last stop no later than 3PM. About 300 miles a day. I also walk around after I stop for gas after moving out of the way. Gives me time to do a walk around to make sure everything is still where I put it. And I'm wide awake when I'm done.
Jim Shoe 08/17/16 03:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Accessible campgrounds near San Francisco Airport

I'd think that RV parks would have plenty of empty spaces. I wouldn't want to try to sleep if jets were taking off or landing 24/7/365 on two pair of parallel runways at 90 degree angles. Imagine the noise.
Jim Shoe 08/15/16 07:30am Roads and Routes
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