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RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

You didn't have to call us "old people." Experienced or seasoned persons would have been preferable. :)Ok Boomer... :B (from another Boomer :W ). dave
magicbus 01/20/20 12:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Can you get a decent browser on Windows XP?

I truly agree that Windows XP is dead and burried, but I just didn't feel good donating something that couldn't be used for reasonable internet access.The problem is that by donating an XP machine with a reasonable browser all you are doing is leaving it so that an unaware recipient of your good intention will open their network to being hacked. XP security is known to be vulnerable and no corrections are being made. Hacking isn't just about identity theft either, vulnerable machines and networks become unwitting participants in large scale denial of service attacks. In this day and age it is really a disservice to donate an XP computer for anything except recycling. Dave
magicbus 01/20/20 06:23am Technology Corner
RE: Florida Camping

Not to put a damper on it, but unless you get lucky it will be a chore. As mentioned, things ease up come April, but starting Feb 1st most everything will be booked. We do pick up days at County and State parks every year as we travel through Florida, but Monroe County (the Keys) does not permit camping in their County Parks, and the four State Parks fill up a year in advance. The only place I can think of might be the Kmart parking lot in Marathon. It is a beautiful trip but you may want to book a day or two near Key West if you can so you don't drive all 120 miles down and have to turn around and drive back. Dave
magicbus 01/15/20 11:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Need advice

Why am I thinking this is a fake post. New member, no other posts, hasn't returned, no real details...Same thought here... Kind of like the Snake Repellent post. Dave
magicbus 01/15/20 08:06am Beginning RVing
RE: All ready to go

We take off in a couple of weeks so I'm having fun doing one or two things a day to get ready. Seat covers should arrive today (UPS-willing) and then I need to take it for its annual state inspection. Tires have been checked and DEF topped off. Only a couple more things before my wife starts packing. Dave
magicbus 01/13/20 09:25am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

We leave for 2 months and have a friend empty our mailbox every couple of days and throw everything in a box for when we get home. My wife signed up for the free USPS service where they email her each morning a scan of every first class piece of mail to be delivered. This way we know if we need to deal with something important and have our friend open or send something. Dave
magicbus 01/11/20 04:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A crash

There is a (tedious blow by blow) followup posted by the RV owner saying basically that "I put on my turn signal and hit the brakes but the car next to me wouldn't slow down". So I'm pretty sure he was saying "It's not my fault" :R Dave
magicbus 01/10/20 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wet Bath Toilet Cover

Although it would never occur to me to cover the toilet, I would look for a vinyl covered canvas boat or dock box cover because you will need to dry and store it when not using the shower. You might find one close to the right size without going custom. Dave
magicbus 01/04/20 04:05am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I expect a 10 cent price increase in diesel

Remember how our inter-state freeway system was built? On another thread there was a discussion of driving from NE to FL with one overnight stop. I used to do that when RT 95 was being built and we had to drive local roads through parts of NC, now I do it in three nights even though they finished the highway. Distribution is the problem, maybe today we can solve it in less time. Dave
magicbus 12/29/19 12:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: I expect a 10 cent price increase in diesel

Yes here it’s a choice of bottled propane or oil, no piped in natural gas. It’s why we like our new Fujitsu Halcyon Hybrid Inverter producing heat from air down to -5. 10 cent price increase? Honestly where we pay $4.09/gal who would notice. Dave
magicbus 12/28/19 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: potty without the rv

A small collapsible shovel from an Army Surplus store. Have a roll of toilet paper with you. Dig the hole... A jug of water and some hand sanitizer and a roll of paper tolls. Box of some kind to toss all this into. Many years of car and VW van travel has taught me... Gary HauptAnd if you had a wife who is 89 as the OP stated his is I'd like to see you convince her this is a good solution. Dave
magicbus 12/27/19 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: potty without the rv

From my early boating days we had a 6 gallon version of this portable toilet. I use the bottom part of one to empty my coach when I get home. You won’t need 6 gallons so this smaller one should work fine. The top half holds fresh water for flushing. 2.6 gallon portable toilet These seal tightly and empty easily into a toilet. Dave
magicbus 12/26/19 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Neat little fresh water in an ABS pipe idea

Before we got lazy and plumbed our outdoor showers with hot water we used tanks painted black mounted above. This looks to be the mobile version of the same concept. Dave
magicbus 12/26/19 02:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Nj to SW Fl

That’s how we go if the weather is good. Nice drive. Dave
magicbus 12/19/19 04:19am Snowbirds
RE: travel concerns

Or, if the weather is nice, do as we do when we go from Mass to Florida every February and take 95-287-78-81 and go down 81 then cross back to 95 around SC. Virtually the same distance and much nicer drive. If weather is uncooperative we just take the Scott Bridge. Dave
magicbus 12/17/19 12:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight location - 1/2 way to FL from MA

Ah to be young again. Last time I made it to Florida in one overnight was back in the early 80’s. Now it takes us at least 3 nights to get there but we’re no longer in a hurry. :B Dave
magicbus 12/16/19 07:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

I don't add water before trips. I don't use chemicals. I have had zero problems with the waste tanks. Me 2. Dave
magicbus 12/13/19 03:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Route to Florida

As I recall there aren't any big elevation changes across NJ and PA, but I have to admit since we changed to a Sprinter I really don't notice anything unless it gets really big :). As you approach the Tappan Zee Bridge you will notice it has been renamed the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and there are a couple of pretty good downhill curves where 87 and 287 merge into the bridge access so you might want to be aware of that. Dave
magicbus 12/11/19 06:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Florida

On our return last March we took the 81-78-287-95 route and liked it. Once in NE we stay along the coast to get to Cape Cod for our ferry so we’re stuck on 95 though Connecticut. There is an RV park open all year right on 78 that we found that times out well for our ferry. Not much on atmosphere but run by nice folks and new clean bathrooms. Heading down we will go 287-78-81 unless it is going to snow in the mountains and rain on the coast, in which case we bite the bullet and go straight down 95. Dave
magicbus 12/10/19 03:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Thinking about downsizing to a B

Winnebago makes the 24' Era M on a Sprinter chassis with a floor plan including a dry bath and a bed in a slide. I know the OP mentioned "older" and I'm not sure how long they have been making this model. Dave
magicbus 11/25/19 06:37am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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