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RE: What are your priorities?

Two things are a must for my wife and myself. 1. Must not be too far from water, since we are canoers and kayakers 2. Must be in a climate that we know is going to stay warm. That is why we pick Key Largo. Any place above south Florida is liable to have frost now and then, even though the snow birds that stay up around Ocala won't admit it Key Largo gives us access to the Everglades National Park (one hour away) and all of the Keys (the Atlantic side and the Florida Bay side) Jack L I'll admit that I stayed in the Ocala area, I did for three years in a row, the reason, made good friends. Then, one couple bought a home on the coast, one couple quit snowbirding because husband getting up there in age and should not have been driving. We left Ocala area because of that. I must admit though, it does get cold sometimes, seen ice on the ponds with fish kills after it thawed mid mornings. As fas as going to Miami-Key West, not for me, I was raised in Miami and would not go back on a bet! Key West? Unless one is into fishing, nothing to do down there.
Retiredblade 11/06/15 04:21am Snowbirds
RE: Snow birds permanent locations

Understand, I am not criticizing anyone for buying a rv lot, I thought about it but quickly sobered up. I don't want to go to the same place year after year, I want to see new sights and I want to meet new people. There is so many nice people in this world and I want meet them and learn new things and enjoy their company. Besides, I have seen folks buy a lot, one passes away and the other can't sell the place and is stuck paying on it with taxes and all the other costs. Not for me.
Retiredblade 10/24/15 04:51am Snowbirds
RE: Texas going to get hammered

Up to 7" predicted here in Rockport and there will be short term flooding. But it goes away really fast with the sandy soil. We do need the rain, but more moderate amounts would be preferred. The hurricane activity at this point is real iffy, it may fall apart over land. We saw it coming and batten down the hatches along with a beer and bread stock up! I remember when a storm was coming we use to stock up on milk and bread, now it's beer and bread! LOL! I went to Aruba this summer and they have the best water you'll ever drink and the brew a great beer, and I am not a beer drinker anymore, they don't export it but I wish I could have brought some home.
Retiredblade 10/22/15 07:17am Snowbirds
RE: Roof screw holes repaired by Dicor???

Definitely cover the holes with Eternabond. Then, you know I will not leak. I would ask he dealer to throw in a roll as part of the deal. I agree, If it were mine I would take a single edge razor in a holder and cut off the dicor and seal it with Eternabond tape. That stuff is great! I noted that on my roof, the dicor was only two years old and started to crack and I had a leak and didn't know it until wife opened a rear closet. I jumped into action, climbed up on roof, scrapped away all the dicor I could, cleaned the area with Acetone and laid down Eternabond tape over the seem. Went into the closet, pull out any damaged and damp material and lined the closet in cedar. Wife happy as a lark!
Retiredblade 10/22/15 05:51am Travel Trailers
Texas going to get hammered

Looking at the weather this morning, looks like Texas is going to get 8-12" of rain! Flash flood warnings are up. Then next week the hurricane coming up on Mexico's West coast is going to turn East and head for Texas bringing more rain. Wow! from drought to floods. I hope the folks down there have their units all sealed and roofs in good shape.
Retiredblade 10/22/15 05:42am Snowbirds
RE: Full house in Mesa AZ

A couple of years ago, I went back to Yuma, and rented a rv lot up in the foothills. It had two rv spaces on it, full hookups, wifi, telephone included, electric, garbage pickup and laundry facilities in the consita on the property. Had a good neighbor from Alberta. The cost was $400. a month! I would look across the wash to a rv park and they were stuffed together and was paying $600. a month plus electric. Can't beat that!What kind of activities did you have in the consita? Well, it was a very big piece of land and we and our Canadian friends made a Bocce ball court and I taught them how to play and they taught me how to say eh? Also, we made a horse shoe pit. And across the street was a community center that one could join and swim in the pool, play cards and bingo and they had a lot of meals.
Retiredblade 10/18/15 03:05pm Snowbirds
RE: Full house in Mesa AZ

A couple of years ago, I went back to Yuma, and rented a rv lot up in the foothills. It had two rv spaces on it, full hookups, wifi, telephone included, electric, garbage pickup and laundry facilities in the consita on the property. Had a good neighbor from Alberta. The cost was $400. a month! I would look across the wash to a rv park and they were stuffed together and was paying $600. a month plus electric. Can't beat that!
Retiredblade 10/18/15 09:24am Snowbirds
RE: Full house in Mesa AZ

I get a kick out of this climate change thing. The climate has changed through out history like this, one needs to only read and search. We had a "little" ice age around the time of the civil war, people were able to walk on the ice in NYC harbour. For the first time, people ice skated the full lenght of NY finger lake at Watkins Glen. It Snowed in the month of July. We had a "mini" famine, crops killed. So, the weather will be what it wants to be. Florida may be colder or wetter this year, California has a severe drought, it is a desert, man has messed around out there, blocked rivers, drilling deeper and deeper for water, and they are crying climate change. As a kid growing up in the North, we had lots of snow every year, then, not so much, Climate change! Then we started getting snow like we use to, Climate change! Why does people jump on the band wagon when someone in Washington cries "Climate change"?
Retiredblade 10/17/15 06:15am Snowbirds
RE: Full house in Mesa AZ

I don't think I would want to "Winter" there, to big and packed!
Retiredblade 10/16/15 01:04pm Snowbirds
RE: When will you start the flight south?

TOMORROW!!!! Just ahead of the big freeze predicted for Friday. Oh you two. :) Anything less then 80 degrees is chilly now-a-days. Safe travels, and keep the heat turned up when you get there. Isn't that something, when we were kids we use to live out in the snow, sled ride, snow ball fights. In working life, had to work out in it. Now, even in the house, if it gets below 72 I head for the closet, get a sweat shirt and boost the thermostat up to 75, the wife says "it's getting hot in here!" and I have to put it back. The old bones can't take the cold any more!
Retiredblade 10/15/15 03:38am Snowbirds
RE: Phone Scam/IRS

Yesterday, I received three phone calls from three different numbers from three places, two in Washington state, and 1 in Washington, DC all claiming I was being sued by the IRS. What a bunch of idiots! Who would fall for that? I am sure there are some, that's why they keep trying. If you call the number back, it is a invalid number. Some folks answer and play along, only to be cursed at when the fellow on the other end knows the jig is up! I wish there was something we could do to turn the tables, but I am afraid that is unlikely.
Retiredblade 10/14/15 08:40am Around the Campfire
RE: US 54 NM

Never tried 54, but if you are coming from the East we always take I-27 South out of Amarillo to US 60, then pick up US 70 in Clovis. Good road, almost all four lane with very little traffic. That sounds like a good road, several rv campgrounds in Clovis, might try that way.
Retiredblade 10/07/15 04:31pm Roads and Routes
US 54 NM

Anyone ever take US 54 from Santa Rose, NM to Las Cruces? What kind of road is it? It looks good on google map.
Retiredblade 10/07/15 01:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: P30 (1984) Brake Question

Several things could cause it, I will list two. 1. The rubber hose could be braking up and peeling inside preventing the brake fluid from flowing properly. 2. In the brake caliper moisture could have pitted it and preventing it from seating properly and it overheats. I had that problem on a few Chrysler products in the late 80's. Check those two items out.
Retiredblade 09/28/15 04:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: not snowbirding

Easily understood. Grand kids have a much higher priority than snowbirding. Speak for yourself, LOL I agree, and I am not LOL!
Retiredblade 09/28/15 04:40am Snowbirds
RE: Severe problem towing 2014 Jeep Cherokee

This is a serious problem and coordinated effort will be required to get action out of either the NHTSA or Chrysler. I would urge all who have experienced this to contact Chrysler and NHTSA. I have sixteen reports of this problem so far and Chrysler needs to address it... there is a great video of this occurring but I can't upload it here as it is in MP4. I will send an email to all I know of to try to get us on a common email list so we can better coordinate. Better yet please send me a private message here with your email address. Thanks, Bruce I noticed in your picture of your rig and the Jeep, that you have a bike hanging on the back of your Jeep. That very well could be the problem, have you towed it without that thing hanging on the back?
Retiredblade 08/30/15 05:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Severe problem towing 2014 Jeep Cherokee

I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, V6 with the transmission being the proper one for 4 wheels down towing, that's why I bought it. No problems towing it, I have a Roadmaster stowmaster that I bought off of Ebay about ten years ago, the thing weighs a ton. Hitch at proper height. My 2000 Jeep Wrangler towed great also. I hope it is not the Jeep's problem, if I have wobble problems, I will trade that thing quickly.
Retiredblade 08/30/15 05:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: Central Florida RV parks and resorts

Another vote for Wilderness Rv Camp ground and resort. You have to stay a week or longer to be able to be put into the "preserve area" where only Class A's are put. The area is surrounded by state and National forest, really close to Silver Springs and shopping. I always stay there a couple of weeks, stayed there all Winter for 3 years. Decided I needed somewhere warmer, this place would fit your needs.
Retiredblade 08/11/15 07:47am Snowbirds
RE: Pittsburgh Parks

Besides Rose Point, Big Bear camp ground Portersville, Pa Near Moraine State Park, there is Indian Brave Rv Camp ground Zelienople-Harmony. That one would be the closest to Pittsburgh, about 20 mins 79 to 279 and your there.
Retiredblade 08/11/15 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CEO Of Chrysler, Marchionne In Merger Talks With GM?

Oh the thought of Jeep being made by GM makes my skin crawl. Yes. Next we'll hear that Jeeps are being built in Italy or another country. The horror. :) Just was up to my Jeep dealer a few days ago, and there are now smaller Jeeps called Renegade, and they are made in Italy!
Retiredblade 05/25/15 05:18pm Tow Vehicles
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