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RE: Florida experts - driving to Topsail

I would take the Google route, it is shorter mileage-wise but will probably take you longer. We like checking the local scenery on the way into the CG. I'm from NY, I don't mind towing the RV in heavy traffic or on narrow streets LOL. If you want the path of least resistance, go the other way. 98 in and east of Destin has been under construction for at least the last 4 years. The traffic is awful - we don't go there to shop unless we absolutely have to!. Far better to go the other way and still good scenery.
Martyn 05/04/22 07:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Florida experts - driving to Topsail

Would it be better to stay on 10 to hwy 331, down to 98, then right to Topsail? Or is that just as congested? I would go this way - stay as far away as you can from Destin and Niceville. The bridge across 331 is free also, whereas the Mid Bay Bridge on 293 is a toll bridge.
Martyn 05/03/22 02:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Decent Digital Camera

While I did have a short and lackluster stint as a stringer photog, I have always done a lot of photography for myself. In recent years, I have stuck with Nikon and Canon and never been disappointed. No matter what you read, THE GLASS IS IMPORTANT. This is where phone cameras miss the mark. Be sure to look at the lens range and not the digital zoom. The digital zoom is an instant quality killer. You can usually do better in post-processing that the device does for this. What your price target will get you is a high end "Point and Shoot" and that will serve you well. Something I have gotten to love is the flip around view screen that my current Canon has. I don't know if Nikon does that yet. I have used that for the "hold the camera over your head" shots more than a few times. It has lots of uses actually. Now for my standard warnings: Always carry a spare battery when you are out. They are cheaper (and maybe not as good) on Ebay, so get at least two. Always carry spare memory. If you ever run it in movie mode, you will burn a bunch in a hurry. Keep track in the view finder. Always shoot at the biggest file type short of RAW. (Raw is just too huge if you don't need it. ~20meg files) Get a hard case to carry it in. You never know what will happen and I had one taken out by a single bang. Matt Excellent advice. I have an iPhone 13 which has a 12Mp camera but the digital zoom is not very good. My main camera is a Nikon D5000 SLR that I have had for about 9 years. This is 12.3 Mp and with the 55-200 zoom-tele lens is excellent for most near and all long distance shots. I also have a 18-55 fixed lens which is great for near shots. I also have had a Nikon Coolpix S3700 for about 6 years. This is a 20Mp camera with digital zoom. Quite frankly my old iPhone 8 took better pictures. I don't use it anymore! Going on vacation I mainly use the Nikon, but use the iPhone if I want a quick 'snap'!
Martyn 04/07/22 09:23am Technology Corner
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Where in Waynesboro is the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue? I’ve sent them a few checks over the years but all I have is a P. O. Box. Took some searching but I found it: 1459 Bates Rd., Waynesboro, GA 30830
Martyn 04/01/22 01:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Waynesboro City Park. Intersection of S.Liberty and W.5th street. Give Old Fella a pat on the head for me.:) Thanks!
Martyn 03/29/22 02:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hi FOOFS! We are going to do a big trip from Panama City Beach up into Ontario in late July, early August. On our way home our trip will pass through Waynesboro, Georgia - where the Old Fella Memorial is. Can someone give me its exact location in Waynesboro? Thanks!
Martyn 03/29/22 10:12am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We drove through Crystal River on Sunday and Monday - drove down to Tampa for the Eagles concert!
Martyn 03/04/22 07:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: 5th Wheel Bike carrier

I beleive I will hold out for the Swagman Escapee model S64693 to come into stock. Try here: E-Trailer
Martyn 01/31/22 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Bike carrier

No matter what kind of bike carrier you use make sure it is mounted tight (no wiggle or slop) in the receiver tube. Top bolt holds Thule 2 bike carrier solid in reciever. C.B. I have the same Thule unit. I have used it on the back of two different 5ers for 12 years and it has proved to be flawless. I carry two Pedego Electric bikes and have done over 10,000 miles with no issues. As previous poster says the most important thing is to make sure all is tight where the rack enters the receiver. I use one of these: Hitch Clamp In addition the Thule rack comes with a hitch pin that tightens up the sideways movement, as the pin threads into a threaded socket on one side.
Martyn 01/24/22 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Custer State Park Sylvan lake 32’ tt

I wouldn't stay there with a trailer that long. Try Rafter J. It is great.
Martyn 01/14/22 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Merry Christmas to all FOOFS. :)
Martyn 12/25/21 07:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: Damaged 5er hitch by backing too hard

I have a Demco Autoslider which is very picky about hitch height. Numerous times I was either too high or too low and the pin would catch and tilt the head up or down. I experimented to find the exact height that was correct, when the bed of the truck was just under the 5er. I then cut a piece of 3/4 dowel to the distance between the truck bed rail and the underside of the 5er overhang. Now I simply back in and then adjust the gap to fit the dowel. Hitches right up perfectly every time. :)
Martyn 11/24/21 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about unit stabilization

Yes I have landing gear and 4 jacks. Two each in front and behind the axles. That's all it currently has and I'm looking for some extra stabilization. What are "strong arms"? These: J T Strongarms Had them on my last 5th wheel. Made it rock solid.
Martyn 11/05/21 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Glacier National Park and Mount Rushmore campgrounds

Definitely Rafter J for Mt Rushmore!
Martyn 10/26/21 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Martyn 10/22/21 08:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So sad. Met Richard and Fella at the Colorado Old Fella Rally. Wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. Condolences and prayers to Sue.
Martyn 10/20/21 07:34am RV Pet Stop
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

Martyn 10/19/21 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing New Trailer King RST+ : Only Option Is Carlisle??

I switched out my Trailer Kings for Carlisles. It was a good decision. Great tires.
Martyn 10/19/21 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I just heard from Sue. Richard had a stoke September 30th. He has been getting worse since then. He is now in Hospice care. He is not aware of anything at all. So sorry to hear this. I've been wondering what has been going on with Richard and had a bad feeling about it. Prayers are going his way.
Martyn 10/19/21 07:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dale, So sorry to hear of you Mom's passing. My condolences.
Martyn 09/30/21 07:30am RV Pet Stop
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