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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I extended a road trip a bit and made the pilgrimage to Waynesboro. It took a little searching but I found Ol Fella. I remebered Richard mentioning Dr. Ford. I stumbled on her clinic and got directions. His little park-let home seems well cared for and he looks to be in good shape. I even found my brick. Tried to find OFBCAR. I made a few donations back when Richard was still involved so I wanted to see if his vision had survived him. Sorry to say there is no facility. A couple of board members still do rescues from their homes. Most go north to shelters where demand exceeds supply. Its been awhile since I posted a photo here. Hope I remember how. https://cvws.icloud-content.com/S/AcXpaQruqhrjLhCNLo4BKKGY2v0g/IMG_1993.JPG?o=ApP52dtsPATqvX4-7_XxHP1FzP98avGFN6aTGDxiYLG0&v=1&z=https%3A%2F%2Fp44-content.icloud.com%3A443&x=1&a=CAogXhuuEzy8DpisTfr6bCwFI41e-G-QLUJBaLzckmrH7GQSZRCKvrP5pjAYitXG_qYwIgEAUgSY2v0gaiV_bZVpSgf65ec6UyGyGy5HXGXgJq-e-3BoX2Nck6v5UHFGx6c8ciVaQbydo7wTJWStchtn-zvLm5OW2zA0XorUpmkMDCmHCjzFlBlt&e=1659733387&r=7effe722-becb-49f4-b032-02a583cd00ff-2&s=PfcQ5_A7A3gjTY6KWLlv7-GA0QM height=200 width=400 What a coincidence. I was there today. Have been on a road trip to Canada and arrived back in Panama City Beach about 30 mins ago. Camped near Waynesboro last night and went into town this morning.
Martyn 08/05/22 02:27pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Colorado Hwy 50 @ Monarch Pass

Lived in Colorado for 30 years. I've done it with 29ft 5er and Ram 2500 5.9 CTD. No problem. Had no exhaust brake but put it in 2nd on cruise at 30mph. Let it slowly speed up to about 50 then braked hard until back to 30. Repeat. Saw me fine over that pass doing this. Also going down Wolf Creek Pass but with boat added behind the 5er. Similarly on Vail Pass. Just take it slow and careful and you will be fine. I found Monarch to be the easiest of the three.
Martyn 07/21/22 03:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sabre 37FLL vs what?

The Sabre dry pin weight (2570) is almost at the total payload capacity for your truck. Loaded, that trailer could be around 2900 on the pin. Not sure about the 2WD version of your truck, but the 4WD version has a capacity of 2600, and you have to deduct hitch weight and passenger weight from that. IMHO It will probably be that you would be well over your truck's limits. Bah. Haven’t updated profile. Truck is ‘22 f350 DRW. Plenty of payload for this category of fivers. No problem, then! LOL :B
Martyn 07/19/22 07:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sabre 37FLL vs what?

The Sabre dry pin weight (2570) is almost at the total payload capacity for your truck. Loaded, that trailer could be around 2900 on the pin. Not sure about the 2WD version of your truck, but the 4WD version has a capacity of 2600, and you have to deduct hitch weight and passenger weight from that. IMHO It will probably be that you would be well over your truck's limits.
Martyn 07/18/22 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling with Propane on

Never turn it off. Never Give Up Never Surrender. ;)
Martyn 06/30/22 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Martyn if you need a stopping place on the way North, drop me a message may be able to help you out. I have a house & barn next door, sitting empty because I don't want any renters. No RV hook up but peaceful and quiet. Very kind, but we have already booked stops for all the way up and back. I like to be prepared! Thanks anyway. :) I too have been pretty sick for a week - coughing, sore throat and runny nose. Having had covid once, even with 4 shots, I was worried I had got it again. Fortunately I was negative - just another dang cold or something! Feeling a lot better now.
Martyn 06/29/22 07:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: A Big Thank You

I won't get involved in your question but I am 81 and so far going strong. Leaving in the morning on a 500mi trip. Have fun 73 here and heading on a round trip from Florida to Ontario in a few weeks. Have trips planned once a month for the next 11 months. We love it.
Martyn 06/28/22 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Kudos for keeping the thread going, Burch. It is much appreciated. I visit every day but don't often have much to report! We are not going anywhere over the 4th as we have a friend visiting from Colorado. We do have a trip planned for late July into August. We are doing a reverse snowbird trip. We have close friends in Ontario who come down here every winter so we have decided to go up and visit them! We are really looking forward to it despite the high price of gas. It was always going to be an expensive trip so now it will be a bit more. :)
Martyn 06/28/22 07:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

We're currently staying at an rv park and while walking around I notice out of 100+ 5ers 2 have what looks like a support tripod under the kingpin. What is the purpose of it when you already have 4 or 6 jacks plus the tires on the ground? None whatsoever. :)
Martyn 06/22/22 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire exploded in Florida

Trailer King tires are about the worst tire out there. On my new Cougar one blew after only 50 miles. They have extremely thin walls and are thus very susceptible to blowing. I replaced all four of mine with Carlisles within a week of purchase. Have now driven thousands of miles with no issue. If you research Trailer King tires you will find many horror stories. IMHO It's actually quite interesting that the OP's tires lasted as long as they did.
Martyn 06/04/22 07:12am General RVing Issues
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
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