RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'pulsar' found 89 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 5  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: A very nice video

:) Thanks Tom
pulsar 11/26/14 04:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Spaghetti eating contest

Fun video..and a very polite lab not going for the other plate when he/she was finished. Have to say, we are not among those who give our dogs any people food ever. It's a golden retriever and its politeness almost make the video unbelievable. Our Breeze would have pushed the shepherd out of the way and finished both plates. Although we do allow our dogs to clean plates, pots and pans, within limits so as not to gain weight, we've been blessed to have three of our last four goldens we've lost live to 15 - one died in an accident - and our first border collie lived to 17. We do keep them physically active - all of them competed in agility. Tom
pulsar 11/26/14 02:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: My signature picture isn't showing up

You do realize that its only supposed to show up once per topic right? Actually, in all forums except Forum Technical Support, signatures will be displayed, at most once per topic page. (The "at most once" refers to the option of not displaying a signature at all.) Tom
pulsar 11/26/14 02:35pm Forum Technical Support
Spaghetti eating contest

Click on the picture to open a YouTube page with the video. http://i.imgur.com/Dqqbq1T.jpg Tom
pulsar 11/26/14 10:46am RV Pet Stop
RE: Delete All?

I don't get it. Here, Apple is supposed to be this very progressive company with all the bells and whistles as far as hardware goes, yet their software won't even offer a person the basic functionality offered by Windows (gasp!) or Android (gasp!) Is this something that they've overlooked or decided that their users don't need? First a "truth in lending" statement. I don't have a smartphone (or tablet) of any stripe. I much prefer my flip phone and its 40-day batter life, especially when we are traveling. Are you wanting a "delete all" option in an IOS email program? (Oh, which client are you using?" And, do you know for a fact that such an option exist on an Android phone? And, if so, which client? I ask the latter question because I have friends, who mistakenly think I know the answers to all of their technology questions, that want to know how to select all emails on their Jelly Bean Android devices. I looked on Android forums and have not yet found out how. I also receive the same question form iPhone-using friends. Here is the instructions that seems to work for most* of them. Open Inbox -> Edit Check/select the top message - the Move button should highlight. Press and hold the Move button until the message you selected earlier is unchecked. Remove your fingers from the screen and wait. On an iPad, the messages should pile up on the right portion of the screen. The more messages you have, the longer this process will take - up to a several minutes if you have thousands of emails. Select Trash to move all of the messages to the trash folder. To remove immediately, Go to the Trash folder Touch Edit Touch Delete All, which should show up on the bottom of the screen For friends using IOS 8, I recommend that they change their settings to automatically delete messages that are older than 30 days. Settings Messages Keep Messages 30 days. *I have one friend that says the procedure doesn't work for her. She says that if she marks them all as read first, the steps do work. Tom
pulsar 11/23/14 07:16pm Technology Corner
RE: How far back does the forum maintain info??

Joe417, Almost everything is kept. You joined the forum in February, 2002. Any posts you made in General RVing Issues prior to 9/5/02 were lost due to a glitch. Tom
pulsar 11/14/14 04:21am Forum Technical Support
RE: air bag issues, NHTSA.gov has a list

Here is a link to a NHTSA page that contains a list of the make and models involved in the recall. As of now, I believe this a regional recall. As far as the US, the recall is limited to Florida and, perhaps along the Gulf coast. As "unlock" would have it, the vin number look-up page is not working this morning. Tom
pulsar 10/21/14 07:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Indianapolis to Outer Banks

Although it is 100 miles longer than the route you posed, I would take the route suggested by DutchmenSport. (Actually, you wouldn't take I-74 into Cincinnati, you would take I-275 around. If you do take your route, I would stay on I-77 to I-74, toward Winston-Salem, to US 52, to I-40. I don't know about construction in West Virginia, but you want see construction on I-77 in NC. i-77 construction is much further south than you would be traveling. BTW, you would see some of that contraction at i-40 and I-77 if you did take DutchmenSport's (and my) route. Tom
pulsar 10/16/14 06:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: why doesnt my signature show

I do not have an rv photo Thanks Well then, your signature is showing. great ! what do YOU see? I see nothing This is what we see. http://i.imgur.com/FBXJvuT.jpg If you don't see that at the bottom of your posts in this thread, do you see any signatures? (Mine, below, has two maps in it.) If not, then you have a preferences setting unchecked. Go to My Forums -> My Preferences Look at the checkboxes at the bottom of the General Preferences section. The second item should be checked, if you want to see signatures. Note: In all forums, except this one, signatures will show at most once on any page of a thread. Topm
pulsar 10/13/14 10:21am Forum Technical Support
RE: Time to brag.....

Awesome! Tom
pulsar 09/30/14 06:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

examples of the maximums in 2014: retirement age maximum 62 $1992 66* $2642 70 $3425 I must not make much... as my numbers are way off of the MAX Amounts. At full retirement age (66): $1,874 a month At age 70: $2,612 a month At your current age (65): $1,775 a month Your estimates are based on the assumption that you will earn $67,076 a year from now until retirement. I guess you really have to make a lot of money to get to the max. I started working and paying in at age 15.... 50 years ago and over the last 20 have made $60K+ annually. Only the 35 years in which you earned the most is used. Currently, $117,000 is maximum amount of earnings subject to social security tax. (There is no limit on the Medicare tax.) Tom
pulsar 09/26/14 07:17am RV Lifestyle
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

Maximum monthly benefit at age 70 is $3424. But, there is no limit as to how many monthly payments you receive. There is nothing that says "once you have received $100,000, you are no longer eligible to receive benefits" or "once you have received 150 checks, you are no longer eligible to receive benefits" or "once you reach 95 years old, you are no longer eligible to receive benefits". Folks were questioning the "max benefits" because they thought the poster was suggesting the latter not the former. I was responding to the post immediately before mine in which the question is about maximum monthly benefits. You may be right that the maximum monthly benefit at age 70 is $3424; however, I just checked this Social Security webpage, which states: Last Modified: 8/25/2014 What is the maximum Social Security retirement benefit payable? The maximum benefit depends on the age you retire. For example, if you retire at full retirement age in 2014, your maximum benefit would be $2,642. However, if you retire at age 62 in 2014, your maximum benefit would be $1,992. If you retire at age 70 in 2014, your maximum benefit would be $3,425. Tom
pulsar 09/26/14 05:08am RV Lifestyle
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

Social Security does have maximum benefits, based on your earning and your age when you retire. (The maximum amount increases, whenever there is a cost of living increase.) Here are examples of the maximums in 2014: retirement age maximum 62 $1992 66* $2642 70 $3425 * The 66 age maximum is for whatever age is your full-retirement age, for example 66.5 years old. Tom
pulsar 09/25/14 09:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Can a dog

We left our dogs with a house sitter, while we were on our first ever RV trip, those many years ago. Here is a picture of our first RV. http://i.imgur.com/r9lqkvD.jpg We missed our dogs and have not traveled without them, since. On our trip to Alaska, we traveled with 4 dogs, 2 golden retrievers, one of which was 3 months old, when we started, and 2 border collies. Out traveling companions traveled with 2 golden retrievers. The dogs contributed much to our enjoyment of the trip, and did not cause us to miss anything we wanted to do. Most often, we did things in the morning, were back at the RV for lunch. But many times, we needed to be gone long periods of time. Examples: 1) We spent a 4 days in Denali (nights back in the RV). We didn't camp inside the park, but rather at Cantwell RV Park. The campground provides a pet sitting service. 2) We went of a fjords tour out of Seward. We camped at Bear Creek RV Park (Seward). The son of the campground owners walked our dogs. All of that said, your situation is different, I infer that you are not accustomed to having and traveling with a dog. If that is correct, I would advise waiting until after the trip. You and the dog need time to become a family. The puppy on our trip was with us at home for a month before we started our trip; she had already become use to us and the other dogs. Tom
pulsar 09/25/14 09:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

I think people need to quit thinking about all this break even magic. If you can afford to wait then wait and get more. If you cant afford to wait then start taking it when you can. Should the posters respond to the original poster's questions? Tom
pulsar 09/25/14 12:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: knoxville south on I40 thru asheville

Traveling from Tennessee into North Carolina, you will climb through the Pigeon River Gorge. This is a "gentle" (3 to 4% grade) for about 20 miles. Leaving Asheville toward South Carolina, you will have two choices, I-26 or I-40 to I-77. I-26 has a 3-mile section of 6% grade (Saluda). I-40 has a 5.5-mile section of 6% grade (Black Mountain) We travel in a 38' Journey, pulling a CR-V and have no trouble with either grade. Tom.
pulsar 09/25/14 12:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

... To the OP, I have a question. Are you planning to continue to work and draw SS at 62? If so and you make over abuut $10.5K a year then you will be loosing money as you have to pay back $1 for every $2 over the $10K mark.... I believe the payback is $1 for every $2 earned over $40K annually. I could be wrong, so if anyone knows for sure, please correct me. Thanks. The limit amount changes from time to time. For 2014, the limit for early retirees is $15,480. Above that amount, you lose $1 for every $2 earned. If you take social security at 62 and invest it in good growth mutual funds for 5 years you will not only have a large pot of money to draw on, but the growth on your investments will offset the reduction factor and increase the break even point. That's true, if you assume that a person who waits until full-retirement age to start social security benefits will spend those benefits. However, if that person invests, in the same fashion as your early retiree, you are again looking at a break-even point, down the road. All things equal in the investment environment, the break-even point will not change. Tom
pulsar 09/25/14 09:37am RV Lifestyle
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

There are lots of variables involved in making the right decision for one's circumstances. Talking it over with a financial advisor - or a social security representative, if you don't don't have a financial advisor - is the best advice. That said, there is an "easy" formula for calculating the break-even point, as you have posed the situation. Let m be the number of months between early retirement and full retirement age. Let r be percent of reduction for early retirement (it is not the same for everyone) Let n be the number of months after full retirement age until break-even point Then n = (1 - r)m / r Note 1: The amount of the monthly benefit is irrelevant. For example, if your full retirement age is 66.5 years and you retire at 62 then r = 27.5% = .275 and m = 54 That produces, n = (1 - .275)54/.275 = 142.36 months, which is about 11 years 10 months.. Your break even age would be 66 years 6 months + 11 years 10 months or 78 years 4 months. Note 2: Unless you were born on the first of the month, the earliest you could draw social security is 62 years 1 month. That would change m to 53, r to 27.08%, and n would be 142.72 months. Tom
pulsar 09/24/14 09:39pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Outer Banks KOA

In the same general area, some people prefer Camp Hatteras, some prefer Camp Hatteras KOA, and some prefer Ocean Waves. We go to the KOA because their facilities are much better for dogs. In particular, they have a large field on the sound side, where the dogs can be off leash and swim in the sound. Tom
pulsar 09/23/14 08:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jake Update-Good News!

:) Tom
pulsar 09/16/14 04:39pm RV Pet Stop
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 5  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS