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RE: Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" This is a problem that I've noticed getting worse the past couple years. It appears to be more common in the evenings than the morning. Many evenings, while driving home from work, one particular stretch of road is quite dark - depending what time I leave the office. Even when well past dusk, the number of cars on the road without their headlights on is shocking. Within the last year, I've had at least three close encounters (collisions) with people driving in stealth mode. Whether it's a result of DUI, cell phone distraction, or a brain-dead driver, it's very frustrating! I suspect as often as not it's the result of many modern car dashboard displays that are always lit. The subtle, almost subconscious, visual cue that you need to turn your headlights on because the speedometer is invisible is lacking, especially if it's gradually getting darker out or if you're driving in an area with decent streetlights. (Daytime running lights can also contribute some towards mistakenly not turning on one's headlights as they provide a little illumination on the road.) I actually reference more of the 1"driving" lights not being used. I guess some folks must be able to shut them off for an unknown reason. I wish these lights would be mandatory in all states all of time!!
tomman58 11/12/19 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

"Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right." I am trying to visualize this and just can't picture it. So, are you saying "the person" is entering the freeway from left? If you are in the right lane, and the person is entering like most interstate on ramps are set up (from the left) then you might try to work with the guy. How does a semi on your RIGHT figure into this ? Wouldn't you be changing lanes to your left? Explain?? Sorry meant the left of me although I have had issues a time or two with a merge lane on the left side of the freeway on a two laner.
tomman58 11/07/19 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

Gee after 10 hours on the road today I had a double martini once we set up. At 72 I guess I get a little tired after my drive................ gee maybe I should take a nap................. nah, Let's go into the casino!!!!!
tomman58 11/06/19 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

I do agree with some RV types driving to fast or not into the fact they are towing a 40' toy hauler! I can't be sure but am betting these are mostly your "I'm in it for the weekend" types not like us snowbirds that drive like most semi drivers respecting others and following the rules of the road.
tomman58 11/05/19 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

I also follow the semi rules driving the interstates. 1i move over for the disable vehicle on the freeway shoulder. I also stay in the second lane when entering a city and if possible follow the semis. To many morons racing to get on or off in the first lane.
tomman58 11/04/19 09:22am General RVing Issues
Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right. Next we have the clown that cuts you off because you aren't doing 70MPH even though you are in the far right lane. Finally we have the gut that just blows through a dead red light. This seems to be far more frequent of late. These people ware on me and I really wish they were fewer but they seem to be multiplying.
tomman58 11/03/19 04:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: better sofa bed for Jayco 338 RETS

The unit in our Jayco is significantly SHORTER than a regular sofa bed.
tomman58 10/26/19 08:05am Travel Trailers
better sofa bed for Jayco 338 RETS

Howdy, Over the years we have had 2 Jayco 338RETS TT. This last one we opted for the standard fridge and included is the pantry. That said. the sofa bed is an item my wife lays on sit on for hours on end doing her crafts and watching TV. This unit in our newest TT 2018 is horrible for sitting on do to the mechanical stuff to make it into a bed. Has any one found a better one without the sofa bed as we never have anyone share our space. This unit is significantly shorter than a regular trailer unit. Any thoughts for a more comfortable unit. She could sit in one of the lazy boys but that doesn't satisfy her craft needed space. TIA
tomman58 10/25/19 07:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

Bottom line go see your country first!I've seen it and it's too cold in the winter. Hence appeal of MX. There are 100's of thousands that would disagree. Personally we stay in central Fl where the temps on occasion go into the 40's at night but still hit 80's also. We leave Michigan and the snow we are not into the endless summer as we don't care for the high 80's anytime. I suspect that few and certainly not 100's of thousands of others would disagree with me that Canada is too cold for RVing in the winter! Those who complain about "global warming", have clearly never spent a summer any where in Canada. Our winters make some places in Alaska blush. Someone not learned in global stuff might think that.
tomman58 10/25/19 07:43am Snowbirds
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

Bottom line go see your country first!I've seen it and it's too cold in the winter. Hence appeal of MX. There are 100's of thousands that would disagree. Personally we stay in central Fl where the temps on occasion go into the 40's at night but still hit 80's also. We leave Michigan and the snow we are not into the endless summer as we don't care for the high 80's anytime.
tomman58 10/22/19 07:39am Snowbirds
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

I am 72 years old, retired when i was 59. That said we have been from one end of the US to the other several times (every other year). We enjoy the sites, the casinos, the gulf and the quite of so many great spot. Our advantage is we go when the kids are in school and that opens up lots of spots that are full in the summer. We currently have our site yearly in central Florida it works, we did AZ and TX before. We cruise often and have been to many islands and Mexico. We have had fun there but an island is an island you are a captive person at that point. Most places you go in that area are very poverty intense and only the tourist areas are good at night. Just saying. Bottom line go see your country first!
tomman58 10/21/19 07:16am Snowbirds
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I have seen (believe me) more thirdly year olds towing that shouldn't be driving then those in their 70s and 80s.
tomman58 10/20/19 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Heading to Florida

PC may be difficult due to displaced people and construction workers. Since you plan to head west go on to Pensacola, Gulf Shores/Foley and west of Mobile. Gulf shores is okay but lacks the ambiance of those in Fl IMHO. We stay there for a couple on nights each year on our trek to Fl. If you go to below the panhandle you'll find warmer temps and more to do. I think the rates are better also.
tomman58 10/19/19 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heading to Florida

Back when we started going to Fl the problem of a quality site required much advance notice. That said we have always had a TT and as time went on we now have a very long trail and our set up is longer than a class A. That said many and I mean many of the RV site in Fl are old and short with no 50 amp service. I can recommend the park we stay at that is near the villages and 45 minutes fro Orlando. They have a bunch of new sites this year and you may find a spot at this late date, Olde Mill Stream great place, super clean, great people and free ice, free beer at their dances (free) and entrainment ($10.). Class A's welcome and the rates are far less then south of the big lake.
tomman58 10/19/19 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
Show type of RV on question page

I had this posted on the wrong page a moment ago and sure heard about it. Just a thought for this web site... Why not ID the topic place or what ever. I really tire of opening a page just to see that it doesn't pertain to anything about my TT or 5er or even motorhome. Not to be pompous but most stuff for TC's is of little or not concern to most of the rest of us. I would think it wouldn't take much for RV.com to show the main topic on the current questions page as to which type of unit that the poster is asking about. Just me thinking again.
tomman58 10/16/19 02:13pm General RVing Issues
Just a thought on truck campers place here

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29984913
tomman58 10/16/19 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
Just a thought on truck campers place here

Just a thought for this web site... Why not ID the topic place or what ever. I really tire of opening a page just to see that it doesn't pertain to anything about my TT or 5er or even motorhome. Not to be pompous but most stuff for TC's is of little or not concern to most of the rest of us. I would think it wouldn't take much for RV.com to show the main topic that the poster is asking about. Just me thinking again.
tomman58 10/16/19 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

When we got into RVing years ago, we stayed at a SP Ga/SC border. Enjoyed it a lot, even the campfires that weren't ours. About noon on a sunday the folks just thru the trees from us were packing up to leave. Their fire was still burning. I think they put every piece of scrap they had generated that weekend. Tin cans, beer cans, milk cartons, paper towels. This was nasty and so redneck trashy! Did I mention they had a baby? Babies generate lots of dirty diapers by the pounds. Apparently every diaper that baby used that weekend ended up on that smoldering garbage dump. Seasoned, dry wood only with lots of ventilation if you insist on a fire please! In the Georgia state park that we were at they provide a dump area (several) for gray water............. at one someone had dumped it all ............ they don't necessarily limit themselves to campfires!!
tomman58 10/16/19 08:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Deck Patio - Aftermarket rails

I have always thought of these as special need or useless. I watch the one with the side porch this allows you to do the Grey Poupon thing with you neighbor in most rv parks. As for the one on the back you can watch you neighbors TV if you wish. I've always worked to be out of the TT as that is why we RV. If I wanted to be couped up I would've stayed home! Soon to go for a campfire and dogs & beer........ camping. On the west coast we have some campgrounds where the rear of the trailer hangs over the beach. Beach front property! Watching the sunsets are aweesome. So much for the sand between your toes eh?
tomman58 10/14/19 07:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

I,for one, don't give a hoot about campfires. We used to go into the woods on the state land or national forest campsites ,gather wood and do a fire. Did this occasionally but still did it. I have seen many make their whole RV thing about being at a campfire. So be it. Heck anytime we wanted a campfire we go about 50 yards into my heavily treed backyard and make a fire, do a dog or smores, no big deal. We left our old Apache pop up in my woods up north for years and camped there ... made a fire often because we got cold during deer camp. Fires are what you make them to some, like me' been there did that often and still do ... at home. Good luck to you all that don't have the conditions we do .... bottom line go get your piece of heaven on your own property
tomman58 10/12/19 06:31pm General RVing Issues
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