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RE: Flagstaff

Arizona has presented no problems for us when RVing. The fuel tax thing popped up but hasn't cost us. Some Flagstaff Resident's don't car much, for being invaded by RVers, even though their coaches may cost many times what their homes do. Tucson hasn't been a problem at all except for the wind and dirt. The Gem show and old downtown are good areas for a few hours or days. Found some antiques we didn't have room to bring back, so another trip is in order. Phoenix is just too hot, for me but lots of RVers flock there and then sit indoors. :) Some of, some of, the Mexican shops have things like the woven cowboy hats which are getting scarce. Most are now made in China and substandard. Found some nice Native pottery,signed, at reasonable prices west of Tucson and occassionly some not touristy silver etc. Tucson dining spots are somewhat varied but watch the sea food place. All, of us got sick. It appears you need an ATV or UTV and plenty of fuel to find some Arizona flavor but stay away from the California, Tucson Phoenix corridor and up through Kingman. Arizona is nice and we will be back but give me green plenty of green and cooler temps except for Jan and Feb.
down home 10/01/14 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Men are Happier People::::::

Always wondered why and I found the answers, on line, sooo--I'm passing them on::::: MEN ARE HAPPIER PEOPLE::::: What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. Your belly usually hides your big hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier. And we don't have to bikini wax o wax anything.
down home 10/01/14 05:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Ovens, hate them, love them, or just meh?

They're alright as long as I don't have to light it and fool with it. They do tend to burn on the bottom so a heavy baking pan, or stone, on bottom shelf and then you have to watch the top, of the cornbread etc as heat rises and a burnt top ain't no better than a burnt bottom.
down home 10/01/14 01:11am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Too much stuff

Too much stuff is right. Ifn we move again everything goes with the house or if we go full timing. Amazing how much stuff Folks accumulate. We gave away and sold and just got rid of a ton of things when we moved here and we went out and bought more and more and still need more. The RV is packed to gills, yet when we go anywhere we take half our closets and everything short of the kitchen sink. If you go full timing maybe a tag trailer would be in order. There just isn't enough room for everything you need. Happy Trails :)
down home 10/01/14 12:56am Around the Campfire
RE: stay off the train tracks

As a kid I walked many miles of track, much of it abandoned, or most of it. Back then they were a clear path for exploration, hunting and fishing. The train bridges all had walkways, around here, from Civil War days perhaps. Lots of People use to walk besides the tracks apparently. There is one, now a Golf Course beside it and office buildings and fences limiting access, across a creek, I want to revisit. I caught many huge catfish and lots, of Crappie not Croppie, and Bream, pronounced Brim,around heur, from. Lost my Brother's Swiss Army knife in it. Got to get it back or replace it still. Trains of open wooden slatted box cars use to use the old line and the curve was reinforced with small gauge Civil War track from the same location. Saw Walt Disney, on the rear platfor of the Caboose, of the Chattanooga Choo Choo go by on that track. Saw my first Armadillo, that fell off one of the cars, I suppose as well as some kinda banded lizard that looked like a Hela Monster. It chased us. Dangerous today to do such, even back then if you were absent minded, on a working track. Still it was world, of adventure for boys of my era.
down home 10/01/14 12:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Staying at truck stops?????

We stayed at one truck stop, the Flyin J, just over the Ky border from Tn, one time only. The incessant such and such number your shower is ready and so on every three to five minutes all night long. This was 2006 or so. We have entertained the though of stopping at Wall Mart etc from time to time when something went wrong with the Campground reservation or just terrible RV park but we haven't. We did spend one night at a Cracker Barrel, in west Tn, off I40, I think in our Fifth Wheel. So Wally World is a definate maybe down the road but not Cracker Barrel and not a truck stop.
down home 10/01/14 12:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody towing a mid 90s Saturn?

We had a 97 Saturn 2.4. Roadmaster setup and air brake. Towed like it wasn't there. Got great mileage. Just remember to close the air intake vent or air conditioner vent before towing. Put it on Max air before cutting it off. Otherwise you will get a lot dust etc down the cowl. It will block up the filter. Make sure they install the charge wire correctly from coach to car or you may find the battery drained, after towing in the dark or for too long. Cut the headlights off too and follow the manual. You have to stop and run the engine and through the gears every so often. Once a day or five hours maybe.
down home 09/30/14 09:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Who's idea was it?

That is going to be a toughie. Some, of us, were talking about it in 2002. The idea was an offshoot of the square bumpers then being used for slink storage.
down home 09/30/14 09:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Securing LED Lights on outside of RV

Tell us what they were and where they were installed. Just guessing, are you talking about strip led lights along the lower edge, of the coach?
down home 09/30/14 09:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Water Always Reads Full

Ours and everyone else we know has working gauges. Ours is 9 years old. If they don't work get the factory to tell you how to install new ones. They should also have them available. Not a heck of a lot of fun trying to guess when to turn off the water supply when you are filling the tank or when you must empty the black and gray water. When you do install new sensors or gauges make sure to wire a gauges into your wet bay. Not much fun running from the coach out to the wet bay to keep abreast of progress in filling or draining.
down home 09/30/14 09:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: REAL ESTATE BROKER

We are looking to go full time in the next 5-10 years and the first step toward that is moving closer to the grandchildren... We have a real estate agent right now that is doing practically nothing to help sell our house so we are looking to dump her and go with someone else...is there typically any reason we can't change agents such as penalty for us changing, etc?? Any and all suggestions are appreciated... Wife had a Broker, in southern Michigan, that was supposed to be selling her property. She did not return two calls from serious Buyers that we know of. We tried to find a way to complain to the governing body, in Michigan. No one seemed to be responsible. We should have sued her but could not get the two Buyers we knew of to testify. Wife ended up losing money, on it, after switching to another Realtor. She grew weary, of fooling with it. We came to find out, that this Woman had a bad reputation, in the whole, of southern Michigan. On top of that the woman across the way, tried every way she could to scare of Buyers. She thought she would get it at a bargain if wife couldn't sell. Because of her wife probably lost 50-75,000.00. This is highly unlikely to be fully accurate. Houses tend to sell for what they're worth. The only way I see her losing 50-75K is if the entire market tanked during the listing period. If so, it doesn't much matter who the realtor was. Although I agree there are very good bad and everything in between. Growing weary of it probably caused her to let it go too low. This did not have a house on it. It had been her father's home. We had to tear down the barn and two houses because the neighbor kept breaking in the screen door, to the porch and leaving cat food.It drew all the cats and racoons and then into the barn etc. Then someone complained about it. The Broker came reccomended by a reputable source, we thought. The person that bought it got it for a bargain. If you tore the buildings down then they weren't worth anything to begin with. Amazing how much you think you know but don't. :)
down home 09/30/14 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will that ladder and roof hold a 300-pounder?

When the Factory resealed the roof and clearance lights and some other items, there were five people, on the roof at one time. cost some bit more but they had it done right in very short order too. having said that, the RV Dealer we bought our Fifth Wheel from said the ladders weren't really designed to be used and that my tiny wife had caused the damage. Of course a bit later it came to light they backed it into something breaking the bonds, in the roof and the plywood. I don't believe a Mfg Lawyers would let them put a ladder, on an RV if it was not designed to be used. Nowhere did I ever see for decoration purposes only. There would be lots of suits brought by people using unusable ladders.
down home 09/30/14 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washington State possible new taxes on MH & TT's

They have plenty of tax money to spend on their pet or choice programs. They want sin taxes, on bottled water and those with RVs to pay for more. They should shift money around to where it benefits State Residents and Visitors who pump millions or more into their economy. Michigan requires a bank loan if you visit all their parks. However some of the choice County Parks are restricted to Residents, of the area. Remember when Macinac was a Federal Park? Now it is nothing but a source of funds, from hot dog, candy, ice cream etc stands and horse rides, of course. The money goes to fund pet and choice projects, of Politicians, and Developers. It belongs to the Citizens, of the state, in name only and the big money that has 99 year leases on homes. Shortage, of operating funds is bs. there is a shortage because they enginnered it that way.
down home 09/30/14 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: REAL ESTATE BROKER

We are looking to go full time in the next 5-10 years and the first step toward that is moving closer to the grandchildren... We have a real estate agent right now that is doing practically nothing to help sell our house so we are looking to dump her and go with someone else...is there typically any reason we can't change agents such as penalty for us changing, etc?? Any and all suggestions are appreciated... Wife had a Broker, in southern Michigan, that was supposed to be selling her property. She did not return two calls from serious Buyers that we know of. We tried to find a way to complain to the governing body, in Michigan. No one seemed to be responsible. We should have sued her but could not get the two Buyers we knew of to testify. Wife ended up losing money, on it, after switching to another Realtor. She grew weary, of fooling with it. We came to find out, that this Woman had a bad reputation, in the whole, of southern Michigan. On top of that the woman across the way, tried every way she could to scare of Buyers. She thought she would get it at a bargain if wife couldn't sell. Because of her wife probably lost 50-75,000.00. This is highly unlikely to be fully accurate. Houses tend to sell for what they're worth. The only way I see her losing 50-75K is if the entire market tanked during the listing period. If so, it doesn't much matter who the realtor was. Although I agree there are very good bad and everything in between. Growing weary of it probably caused her to let it go too low. This did not have a house on it. It had been her father's home. We had to tear down the barn and two houses because the neighbor kept breaking in the screen door, to the porch and leaving cat food.It drew all the cats and racoons and then into the barn etc. Then someone complained about it. The Broker came reccomended by a reputable source, we thought. The person that bought it got it for a bargain.
down home 09/30/14 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

Magnuson Act article http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/the-lemon-law-for-everything-else-1640040999/+whitsongordon Problem is EPA and Big Ag is pushing Biodiesel. Don't trust anything the EPA, NHTSA or others say. Remember when NHTSA said Small cars were safer than b ig SUVs?
down home 09/30/14 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: REAL ESTATE BROKER

We are looking to go full time in the next 5-10 years and the first step toward that is moving closer to the grandchildren... We have a real estate agent right now that is doing practically nothing to help sell our house so we are looking to dump her and go with someone else...is there typically any reason we can't change agents such as penalty for us changing, etc?? Any and all suggestions are appreciated... Wife had a Broker, in southern Michigan, that was supposed to be selling her property. She did not return two calls from serious Buyers that we know of. We tried to find a way to complain to the governing body, in Michigan. No one seemed to be responsible. We should have sued her but could not get the two Buyers we knew of to testify. Wife ended up losing money, on it, after switching to another Realtor. She grew weary, of fooling with it. We came to find out, that this Woman had a bad reputation, in the whole, of southern Michigan. On top of that the woman across the way, tried every way she could to scare of Buyers. She thought she would get it at a bargain if wife couldn't sell. Because of her wife probably lost 50-75,000.00.
down home 09/30/14 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Petting Dakota

Everyone that goes out of the house, he goes with them. I can't walk him right now. He is fright from being shot that time. He is not frightened of some things, I think he would be. Coyotes, he barked and charged into the woods, when he was outside and heard them. Much of his, like many, displays are to say, look, I showed them and he would come back to safety.
down home 09/28/14 10:48pm RV Pet Stop
Humingbirds report

SIl replaced the nectar, in the feeder two days ago. Around a dozen Humming birds attacked him. Actually they just got really closeup and circled his head and the feeder. They wanted their nectar right now. Either that or they were defending their feeder. They didn't fly up when he took it down except for two or three. The recognize that bright red color as groceries. I had a greed mold killer cleaning bottle on the porch a few days before hanging the feeder and two or three Hummingbirds came close to it for a look over. Wasn't sure we would get any to come to a feeder until then. Put up one at our last home and didn't see a single bird. Cold weather will be hard up on us in a few weeks so I've got to decide what feeders to put out. Possible some hollows in the cedar tree, we are going to put the dinner bell on outside the kitchen area. Woodpeckerss carved a nice oval slot in one side already. Doggone Coyotes are out at the dog pen just now. By the time I get up from here, get the rifle and out the door, they will be gone. Next thing is finding some perrannual bulbs to stick in places here and there. I've got a bunch of grape seeds, I want to plant but can't find a Sycamore that has clear understory anywhere. The tree will keep bugs at bay except maybe for Jap beetles. Got to find some Muscadines too.
down home 09/27/14 12:29am RV Pet Stop
RE: Pet peeve

It's too much trouble for most of these Folks. That simple. A store near us has a dog. He's been around for night unto twenty years now. They had another one with him but he died over ten years ago. I know of several places that have a store dog, if that is the proper term. It takes a right personality of dog and owner to maintain one of them. Most People have a dog, that thinks he is master or protector, of his family and turf. It's natural. Any other dogs and maybe people are seen as some level, of threat. You can't have him run free with other dogs and people there. Usually it's jsut other dogs being the problem. Our dog is typical. Well behaved and friendly but any new person coming into his home or on the property gets a greeting that will frighten some to death, except little kids.He thinks all little kids are his kids. Perhaps there is some school that will train our dogs to be sociable under all circumstances but everyone's dogs would have to be a graduate and neutered or spayed, for that to work. Until them leashes or keep in the coach, has to be the rule of the day.
down home 09/26/14 11:15pm RV Pet Stop
Petting Dakota

Rather bla title but I'm not that sharp this evening or ever. Dakota sidled up tp me begging for an ear scratch. I must have found the right place, right below and next to his ear. His right hind leg did a jig or something. It must have felt really good. Doesn't take much to please him. he's rather bored, since there are no rabbits, in here, for him to chase. He wears us out playing ball sometimes. But...he won't go out except for business unless we go out with him. He wants to run and jump in the spring and carry on but head, for the door and he will make you fall, running between your legs or bumping you out of the way, from behind, beating you in. I have to get one, of SIL's dogs to pal around with him. he hasn't accepted any of them though. They are barging in on his territory and his people. The little Australian Shepard is the est candidate, if I can get them to play nice with each other.
down home 09/26/14 11:03pm RV Pet Stop
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