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RE: Filling Up at Gas Station--Class A Gasser

We will opt for the gas pumps at a Flying J whenever possible. We use their pamphlet and The Next Exit to help us locate one and I always start being aware about the time I hit 1/2 a tank. We have found that almost all stations that feature two sets of pumps per island have enough room to get in and out with little problem. Cars wanting to scoot in ahead of you when you are waiting for a particular pump are annoying but I have had good luck with just explaining to them that I really need THAT pump and have been waiting for it to come open. The other problem is the one who pulls in, disappears inside, comes back after 5 or 10 minutes, then starts gassing up, then of course, disappears again to go pay seemingly oblivious to the elephant on his rear bumper drumming his fingers on the steering wheel. This is when I try to tell myself that I am retired and I really don't have anywhere to be or any particular time I need to get there.
SteveRuff 03/26/15 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Weight Program that really works.

I could go on a diet that allowed me to eat everything in mass quantities except spinach and I would immediately start feeling deprived and be craving spinach!!! If food is your drug of choice then all the will power and good intentions in the world won't keep you "sober." There are few, if any, true alcoholics or drug addicts who freely choose to continue using. It is easy to say just eat less and exercise more, but that is simply not possible for a food addict without some help. Don't be so quick to judge if you have not walked that path.
SteveRuff 03/08/15 10:57am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Bacon, Bacon

I must be the only person in the world who does NOT see bacon as an essential ingredient in everything. Personally, I think the addition of bacon more often than not merely overpowers the flavors of the original dish. I don't even really care for bacon cheeseburgers. I do like bacon for breakfast and enjoy it on a breakfast sandwich with cheese and an egg, but that is about the extent of it for me.
SteveRuff 03/05/15 08:39am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What do you do with your time while full-timing

My standard answer is, "I wake up in the morning with nothing to do and go to bed with only half of it done!"
SteveRuff 02/28/15 08:51am Full-time RVing
RE: Bright Angel Trail

I think I could manage the hike down but would need to take the elevator back up. Wait, what? No elevator?
SteveRuff 02/22/15 08:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Deep Fryers ---- Do You Save the Oil?

Got a new Hamilton Beach 8 cup for Christmas. The instructions say to strain the used oil through cheesecloth or coffee filters. I found this very labor intensive and spent over an hour the first time. After that I used a fine wire strainer and it went much faster but still strained out all the pieces. It says you can use the oil 10 or 12 times. I have used mine 4 times and it is quite dark but seems to be okay. I have used it for wings, shrimp, fish, and chicken strips so far with some hush puppies and potatoes thrown in for good measure. Oil loss has been minimal which is a real surprise to me. I started with the level at the Max mark and it is still above the Min mark. I do let the food sit in the basket and drain back into the fryer a while before doing another batch. At this point I am not thinking I will get 10 or 12 uses but am hoping for at least 6. I store the used oil in the refrigerator.
SteveRuff 02/04/15 09:55am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Inexpensive Hearing Aids

Thanks for all the advice. We live in an area that is not serviced by Costco, but as much as we travel I'm sure we will find one soon.
SteveRuff 02/04/15 09:01am Around the Campfire
Inexpensive Hearing Aids

DW has decided it is time for her to explore hearing aids again. She went to an audiologist for testing and was fitted with a pair several years ago. They were unsatisfactory and were extremely expensive so she turned them back in before her trial time and got all but $100 back. In the meantime we have found inexpensive dental work and eye glasses through this forum and I am hoping we can find a similar bargain with hearing aids. We do not have the VA availability as I have read here although we do have Medicare if that is any help. All ideas are welcomed. Thanks.
SteveRuff 01/23/15 07:48am Around the Campfire
RE: What if the Pats are found guilty in Deflategate?

And they will once again be branded as cheaters. Didn't seem to hurt them that much last time. "If you aren't cheating you aren't trying!"
SteveRuff 01/20/15 08:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Fulltiming in South Texas.

We are in Rio Grand valley too. CONSTANT cold (high 40) and rain with another cold front coming. No walking on the beach, bicycling, sunshine, only constant cold rain. Its been raining for a week. I left home for this??? Let's see...today in Omaha there is a high of 17 degrees and a low of -5, but it is sunny. No brainer for me!
SteveRuff 01/12/15 11:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Dental care

If you are traveling down south you might consider going across the border into Mexico. Algodones, across from Yuma Arizona is one place, another is in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. We have used Mexican dentists for years and have been very pleased with the quality and price of the dental care. A cleaning is usually between $20 and $30. Walk ins are accepted and much more advanced work is available if needed.
SteveRuff 01/06/15 09:22am Full-time RVing
RE: K.I.S.S.

Occams Razor: The principle states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but—in the absence of certainty—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better.
SteveRuff 12/31/14 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: good places to look for used RVs

Check out PPL Motorhomes Did you read his original post? :S Duh! I did but obviously not all the way to the end Sorry about that.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: good places to look for used RVs

Check out PPL Motorhomes
SteveRuff 12/29/14 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your favorite past time?

I was going to put in my two cents but then I realized you are talking about pastimes such as hobbies and things. I thought you meant favorite eras of times gone by. For that I would choose the 1800's because so many things were invented and life as we know it was just beginning to evolve. As for hobbies, I enjoy reading and learning new skills like computer programming.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 08:59am Around the Campfire
RE: hello. im new here. I have a sailboat....

Our years of spending summers and holidays sailing the Gulf coast has served us nicely now that we are in our "land yacht." Pluses: the motor home is cavernous compared to the sail boat. Mechanical problems are infinitely easier and cheaper to dispose of. The amount of available territory to explore is vast and varied. A hole in a tire, while serious and debilitating, is not usually life threatening like a hole in your boat. My maintenance time is approximately one tenth what I had to spend on the boat. If I have to move in bad weather, I am warm and dry driving my motor home. Even the most un-level site is not as bad as the heel on a boat when close hauled. Minuses: You can't park your motor home close enough to water to experience that gentle lapping of the waves as you drift off to sleep. There are many places you just can't smell the salt and the sea. Whenever I left the dock my ritual was to say, "Maybe this time I won't come back, I'll just keep sailing." My motor home does not give me the illusion that I could drive her to exotic foreign places. Good luck with the new adventure.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 08:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Minimally invasive spine fusion & epidural steroid injection

I had pain running all the way down my leg terminating on the outer side of my ankle bone. I was surprised to be told it was a back problem. I was told it might take three rounds of injections. The first round offered little to no improvement, the second round did the trick. I was totally pain free for well over a year, approaching two years before it returned to some degree. Doctors assured me there was no problem with trying the injections again and that I could even have them more than once a year if needed. Same result. Only two rounds were necessary and I am once again pain free. I, for one, will avoid surgery at all costs. If this continues to work for me I will gladly do it every couple of years.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 07:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Spicy Italian Crescent Ring

Saw it on Facebook and tried it immediately. Fresh baked it was very good. Next day as leftovers was not. Too soggy. I think this would be good to take to a potluck or if you have a family large enough to finish it at one meal.
SteveRuff 12/09/14 07:54am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Most over rated attractions

Thank you Moderator! I have found that you can enjoy eating the ice cream or complain about the cost of the ice cream. Has the experience of the eating the ice cream changed? I enjoy visiting cities because that is where I can usually find museums, art exhibits, varied and plentiful dining experiences etc. I enjoy the more rural areas for the natural beauty of the seashore, the mountains, rivers, wildlife settings etc. I enjoy the desert areas for the starkness, the stoic beauty of the sparse plan life, and hardy wildlife species. I enjoy home because of the comfortable surroundings, the familiarity, the local knowledge of finding just the right place to eat away from the crowds, availability of close friends, and the ease of taking care of business such as doctors appointments, tax returns, home maintenance, etc. I have not had an opportunity to do much travel abroad, but I feel certain I would enjoy that as well.
SteveRuff 12/06/14 10:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Passport America

I am constantly amazed at people who complain about this service and refuse to join because of the restrictions. A campground doesn't offer the discount on weekends, during high usage holiday periods, or during their peak season ... okay. I get it and understand. The fact still remains that using this program once or twice a year pays for itself. If you never find yourself out except for holidays, peak times, or weekends, then I certainly see how the program would be of no benefit. If you never go where a registered campground is readily available I also see that. If you're just miffed because you have to pay regular price for 3 days and only get a discount for 1 day for a 4 day stay ..I am at a loss how you can not see that as a benefit rather than an inconvenience.
SteveRuff 12/06/14 09:53am RV Lifestyle
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