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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
RE: Not towing a car, Where can we go?

Be sure to know the height of your rig as well. There are places in the eastern U.S. with tunnels with curved roofs. The Blue Ridge Parkway has three tunnels with a minimum clearance of less than 12 feet, and that's driving on the center line. Some gas stations have low roofs as well. Don't turn your rig into a "Convertible".
Jim Shoe 08/14/16 04:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Cheyenne

When I was a kid, I traveled out west from Cincinnati with my parents. My Dad had 4 weeks vacation and we headed west. I don't remember a lot of it, but vowed to spend more time there when I retired. And I did. I spent 4 months on the road - by myself. I made a stop at Devil's Tower where I spotted a climber sitting on a ledge about half way up, eating a cheese sandwich. I couldn't tell if he used mayo or mustard. :) Then I spent a month in Yellowstone. As the roads divide it into 4 quadrants, I spent a week in each. It was spring and there were a lot of new babies. Even buffalo are cute when they're babies. Then another week in the Tetons. They're next to each other, but completely different. YNP felt more "commercial", at least to me. Certainly busier. Then I headed north and crossed the border into Canada. A friend of mine had a summer cottage on the Kenai peninsula, so I spent about a week there (He even had electric hookups). When I moved on, I was lucky to see Mt. McKinley when the peak was free of cloud cover. The locals said that was very rare. I continued on to Fairbanks to re-stock before heading home. Paved roads only go that far. Certainly, the trip of a lifetime, but I couldn't do it now. Too long in the tooth.
Jim Shoe 08/14/16 10:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone do any Ancestry.com DNA tests?-RESULTS IN!

After my Dad retired, my parents traveled around in a MH, researching their family trees. But they weren't paying somebody to do it. They met several people that were doing the same thing. They found most of their information in 10 year county census records around the country in public libraries. A lot more work, but if there was a horse thief or a murderer in the bunch, it showed up. They didn't find anybody that spent time in jail, but they came across a few that belonged in one.
Jim Shoe 08/11/16 08:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: The Nostalgia Machine , music from 1965 !

I graduated High School in 1964 and have most of those listed on CDs. And I sing along as I'm going down the road in my RV. Just not in the same key. If I had a dog, he'd bite me or at least start howling. Sure beats trying to find a new station on the radio that doesn't fade out in just a few miles.
Jim Shoe 08/11/16 07:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: 300 days at sea

Shoot, I spent more than 300 days at sea and even got paid for it. It wasn't solo, though. I was in the U.S. Navy at the time. :)
Jim Shoe 08/09/16 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Pkwy

Here's a list of the tunnel heights at the center line. I drive a 'C' with a satellite dome on top and I'm nearly 12 feet high. I went around.
Jim Shoe 08/06/16 07:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Actual exchange between pilots and control tower

I used to fly small planes - Cessna 172s. On one flight, I was headed to Florida from Cincinnati and needed fuel. I intended to land at a small field north of Atlanta, but it was below minimums (weather) so I was diverted to Hartsfield in Atlanta. Me in a single engine Cessna and a whole bunch of passenger Jets that needed to land. But I had priority due to my fuel situation. Surprisingly mild chatter from the Jumbo Jets, considering the amount of fuel they were wasting. Well, the tower cleared me to land and I was WAY too high to land from that altitude and I told him so. He replied that if I couldn't get down in time, I was cleared to crash and burn at the end of the runway. Mild giggles from the Jumbo Jets. Well, I made it (obviously), but I was about 10 feet from the far end of the runway when I got stopped. Pretty sure I wet myself. And I don't fly planes any more. Not even in Commercial planes.
Jim Shoe 08/06/16 06:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Adding Tow Package for Toad

I had the hookups for my Jeep Wrangler toad installed at the same dealer where I bought my 'C'. They did a great job and continue to service my 'C' even though they stopped servicing MHs from people that didn't buy them there. The MH manufacturers required them to keep too many on their lot on spec, so they only sell trailers and 5ers now. They also have an on site store for add-on accessories. About a half mile from home.
Jim Shoe 08/01/16 07:22pm Beginning RVing
RE: NJ to Yellowstone

Yellowstone gets at least some snow every month except July and August. Even though it usually melts quickly, its still cold. Take warm clothing, just in case. Average temp is in the 40's.
Jim Shoe 08/01/16 09:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Woman and Tattoos

When I was in the Navy, a decision came down from above that tats were allowed, but had to be covered at all times when visible to civilians. But I was stationed on a training aircraft carrier in Pensacola, FL. and we often had civilians on board. That meant long sleeves for some sailors, and it got hot in Pensacola. I also worked with a fellow Hospital Corpsman that had to have clothes added to the young lady on his chest when he got married. The Navy didn't care because his chest was covered, but his new wife cared.
Jim Shoe 08/01/16 09:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Options for Lifting RV Queen Bed

My 'C' came with a short Queen on a platform that I could walk around on the end and both sides, so I don't have to make the bed when I'm in it. I have two sets of short queen sheets, so not a problem, but the storage area under the foot of the bed is hard to lift with one hand and remove stuff with the other. So I bought a couple of crutch tips and round wooden rods cut to fit the crutch tips and the length I wanted. Once the rods are in place, I can use both hands to find what I'm looking for.
Jim Shoe 07/30/16 08:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stopping for grub n gas

I avoid restaurants as much as possible. I'm a single RVer, and sitting in a restaurant staring into space while waiting for my food to arrive is boring. Since I drive a 'C' and pull a Jeep Wrangler four down, I'm more concerned with finding gas stations where I can pull through rather than having to back out of the station. That requires unhooking the Jeep, moving it out of the way, backing the RV out and then re-hooking the Jeep. So I look for truck stops (If a semi fits, so do I) or stations like Flying J so I can pull through. I start looking at a half tank.
Jim Shoe 07/30/16 08:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Loomis RV Park

There's at least a Loomis in Washington State and one in California. Location would help.
Jim Shoe 07/30/16 07:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sturgis motorcycle rally not what it used to be

I've been through Sturgis, but it wasn't during the rally. Pretty small town back then. Probably still is, except during the rally. It was a slight detour for me as I was heading north, eventually to Alaska. Crossed into Canada at Sweetgrass, MT.
Jim Shoe 07/30/16 07:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: This is the Me Generation

I was at a Reds game once. There was an empty seat next to me, a little boy in front of the seat, and an adult behind it. A foul when the Reds were batting landed in the seat. The little boy and the adult both reached for it. The boy got the ball. The adult got my arm. The little boy and I were both happy. I don't know if the adult was happy or not - or care.
Jim Shoe 07/30/16 07:42am Around the Campfire
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