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RE: Florida, GA and NC passes now interchangeable

I'm curious; Where would I use it in NC ? I go out of my way to avoid the toll roads in Florida. I don't know where I would find a toll road in NC Jack L
NanciL 12/06/14 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: West Coast residents...Cascadia Subduction EQ could be near.

You know what Chicken Little said when that leaf drifted by him/her ! Jack L
NanciL 12/06/14 04:22am Around the Campfire
Nature can be cruel !

My wife and I paddled our canoe on the Wekiva River in central Florida yesterday and enjoyed the abundance of wildlife including many turtles, gators, a variety of shore bird, several species of Hawks and one very large River Otter, but the most unusual sighting and something we had never seen before was when a Red Shouldered Hawk, swooped down right in front of us and plucked a baby turtle out of the water. It then flew to a branch not twenty feet from us and proceeded to pick it apart and eat it while we watched spell bounded for about ten minutes. My wife was able to get some great pictures as well as a video. We have watched Osprys many times swoop and grab a fish, but this was the first time we saw a hawk do it. I guess if people can eat turtle soup a Hawk is entitled to a tid bit of the same ! Jack L
NanciL 12/05/14 04:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Before pulling out...

I have never had a problem forgetting any thing since I always do a walk around, and then another walk around and then one last walk around. My biggest fear is forgetting to hook up the cable between the trailer and the truck, so I always put some sort of item in the middle of the drivers seat, and that is my reminder. My wife does all the inside stuff and does a great job of it. I think the name of the game is go slow and methodical Jack L
NanciL 12/05/14 04:18am Beginning RVing
RE: What kind of log splitter to get ?

At 78 I don't have too much of a problem rolling the 36" diameter pieces on flat ground. It is if I am on a hill and one gets started rolling that I couldn't handle, and I am concerned about jockeying a 22 ton splitter around after I get it unhitched. The 27 ton one they had at Lowes is definately out of the question for me Jack L
NanciL 12/04/14 03:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Retirement

I see that big grin on your face. From my take the happiest time of my entire life is right now after retirement. We now snow bird each year in Florida, and it is amazing to see how happy all the snow birds are. They all did their time in the work force contributing to society and now are reaping the benefits Enjoy ! Jack L
NanciL 12/04/14 05:02am RV Lifestyle
RE: Where are you all ?

My question was for wondering why the roads like I-95 are so light of traffic. I didn't mean where are you located. Once again yesterday on our way from SC to half way down Florida the roads were much lighter than other years at this same time. Seems very odd! Jack L
NanciL 12/04/14 04:54am Snowbirds
RE: Making a Doctor Appt. at the VA

I was told that I should be asking for the gas voucher. I had never thought to ask before. So last time I was there I asked for it. The man at that desk asked me where I lived. I told him, ( it is an hour and a half each way) He then said I wasn't eligible. Kind of makes me wonder who makes the rules ! Jack L
NanciL 12/03/14 05:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Key West Bugs in December/January?

Not so Jim ! You can get Thermocells and refills at Home Depot in Marathon and in Bass Pro shops in Islamorada, and the cost is the same as in Wally world Jack L
NanciL 12/03/14 05:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What kind of log splitter to get ?

Ours is a 22ton, but still need to use the gator, or tractor, to move it around on soft ground; despite putting a crank type trailer dolly wheel on the tongue which works fine on hard surfaces. I am interested in the 22 ton one. I am curious if you unhook it from your gator can you jocky it around by yourself. I will be pulling mine into the woods at various places on my property, with my ATV, and I will need to un hitch it and move it around in tight places. Is that doable? If not, I guess a log splitter will be useless for me Jack L
NanciL 12/03/14 05:06am Around the Campfire
RE: Key West Bugs in December/January?

Interesting. The Thermacell will definitely go- I just wasn't sure if I needed to buy refills before heading out. Sounds like it is not a bad idea... We are on our way to the Keys right now and I have four extra boxes of refills. It would be nice to come home with a few, but I doubt it. Jack L
NanciL 12/03/14 04:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What kind of log splitter to get ?

Stoppedat a Lowes today, and they only had two left which were both 27 ton ones. They would be absolutely useless to me, since it was so heavy, I could hardly lift the hitch off the ground and it would be impossible for me to jocky it around in the woods. I sure hope the 22 ton ones are easier to move around ! Jack L
NanciL 12/02/14 06:00pm Around the Campfire
Where are you all ?

We drove from the NC mountains to SC and only saw four RV's heading south the whole way. I-95 was almost bare of any traffic. We have been heading snowbirding on this date for the past fifteen years and this was the lightest traffic we have ever been in. Hopefully it will be the same tomorrow Jack L
NanciL 12/02/14 05:54pm Snowbirds
RE: Key West Bugs in December/January?

I hate to disagree with the first few posters, but the no-see-ums are plentiful in the Keys in those two months unless you have a nasty cold spell, and then as soon as it warms up, they are right back. We winter in the Keys every year and speak from experience. Bring your thermocell and extra cartridges, and you can sit out at your picnic table while the others rv's are in their rv's Jack L
NanciL 12/02/14 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: One Weight Distribution Bar disappeared

Does anybody know how to get a weight distribution bar out of the radiator on my TV? I have a winch you can borrow. Just don't leave it lying around where the OP's weight distribution bar got lost. Jack L
NanciL 12/01/14 04:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tapeing RV Power Cord Extension Connections

Some time I do and some times I don't My background is electrical and to put it bluntly yes it should be taped with a good grade electrical tape with a lot of 3/4 wraps. I am surprised that that by now they don't sell a waterproof rubber boot that can be used At Long Key state park in the Florida Keys, at every other site the hook up is on the wrong side, and I do it there Jack L
NanciL 12/01/14 04:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Snakes On An RV?

We have them in our boat barn, (we have fifteen kayaks and canoes) The large black snakes like to shed their skins up in the rafters. We like them and they evidently like us. We have never seen any mice or other small vermin in the barn I have always liked reptiles ever since I was a kid and used to keep a bunch of different ones in terrariums. Jack L
NanciL 12/01/14 04:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Booth dinette

We have the dinette with a booth on either side of the table. Both of them have storage under them. One is a storage compartment that is accesed by an outside door and is perfect for my weight distribution bars, sway bar and water hoses and the other is a large drawer that pulls out from the inside and my wife keeps all the pots and pans in it. I am curious with you who have a table and chairs: what keeps the chairs from moving around when you are traveling and if they are attached to the floor wouldn't that be a pain if you wanted to move them around. To the OP, I would suggest that you stay with the as is situation and if there is not storage under the benches, make some yourself Jack L
NanciL 12/01/14 04:16am Travel Trailers
RE: What kind of log splitter to get ?

IMO, get the biggest, baddest, most powerful one you can afford. It sounds like now, due to your wonderful family, you can afford a really good one. I see you are in NC. I suppose that means you will be dealing with mostly hardwoods instead of pine and fir like we do out here. Therefore, you would want a fairly high pressure unit, and if you are dealing with 3 foot rounds, you want one that will operate either horizontally or vertically. I'm not familiar with brands, but Northern Tool, Tractor Supply, Lowes, etc. all seem to have nice looking units. Make sure the engine and pump are common brands (Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Vickers, etc.) and make sure the cylinder is bolted or screwed together so it can be rebuilt if/when necessary (I have an intense dislike of welded hydraulic cylinders!). Have fun shopping!ii Yes, we are in the NC mountains, and I used to burn all hardwoods, but we now have that hemlock bug that is killing all the Hemlocks and for the past five years have been burning mostly that with some oak and Locust thrown. I like locust the best and find it is the longest and hottest burning. We also have a lot of Beech and popular. Beech is just about impossible to split by hand. Jack L
NanciL 11/30/14 07:49am Around the Campfire
What kind of log splitter to get ?

I have heated with wood all my life and always cut and hand split my own wood. I vowed I would never get a power driven log splitter, since splitting by hand has kept me in good shape. However now that I am growing ancient, I find the hand splitting is doing more damage to the old bod then keeping it in shape and it is time to get a log splitter. I can't use an electric one since I will be hauling it into the woods, and I need one that can handle chunks up to three feet in diameter So the questions are: 1. Are the ones at Lowes and Home Depot good ones or should I look someplace else? 2. What features should I look for in a good one? 3 Any makes that I should keep away from 4. What tonnage or pressure should I look for? All other info is greatly appreciated Off: topic. All the adult children and grandchildren where here for thanksgiving and much to my surprise, I got an early Christmas present from them since my wife and I are heading snow birding on Tuesday. The present was a large card signed by them all that stated "Dad it's time you gave in a got a log splitter" and it was accompanied by A thousand dollars. Did you ever see a macho old man try to hide tears while surrounded by his wonderful family !! Jack L
NanciL 11/30/14 05:05am Around the Campfire
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