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Posted: 04/14/19 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Deb and Ed M wrote:

A road atlas. I know the younger crowd will snicker, but I can peruse the big atlas and find things that are somewhat along our route and might make an interesting side trip. We specially go for things denoted as "scenic". I haven't been able to do that as well, using a GPS system. And when we've gone to places to really explore, we bring along a Gazetteer as well (especially if we're off-roading)



Good one! And, doesn’t constantly require “recharging” !


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I forgot the coffee pot!!! A 12 cup percolator heated on the stove, brewing dark roast Community Coffee!

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

A road atlas. I know the younger crowd will snicker, but I can peruse the big atlas and find things that are somewhat along our route and might make an interesting side trip. We specially go for things denoted as "scenic". I haven't been able to do that as well, using a GPS system. And when we've gone to places to really explore, we bring along a Gazetteer as well (especially if we're off-roading)


ALWAYS have a hard copy map on hand. GPS can fail, or misguide you. And the road names are always displayed on the map, something GPS may or may not show depending on the screen size or field of view.


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I have hard copy road maps. Like said above, GPS can and has failed. I used to keep a small sized book of yellow pages in my car too - I used it to find an alternative store/business if the one I knew suddenly closed down. Alas they don't have hard copy yellow pages anymore, let alone the smaller sized ones.


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We have 2 gps's a tablet and 2 cellphones with google maps and a hard copy road atlas.... AND still ended up on Moki Duguay in Utah.. Lol! Oh well, we survived and have a hell of a story to share


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Keurig we sit it on the dash of rv can have fresh coffee while we drive on

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suprz wrote:

Just to go the other way... One thing I use ALL the time is my RVQ. I know folks hate them, etc.. But mine works well, does not heat the side of my RV, I never leave it unattended and like most things if used correctly is fine. Granted, it's only good for maybe 4 burgers, or 2 large steaks, so you have to know it's limitations. OH! and our walkie talkies, we DO NOT yell back and forth while backing into a campsite. But thoroughly enjoy the show when others do! [emoticon]


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I have an unusual one. A pry bar. One of my 5er legs is missing a washer & will not operate without pressure put under it with the pry bar.

I know what is wrong. I know how to fix it. I simply cannot find the roundtooit that I need to fix it. This has been going on for over a year now. The big problem is access. I have all the tools needed. Procrastination.


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Our Micca Speck. I know all the "purists" will say television does belong at the campgrounds. But to each their own and the DW and I must be the "eaches". So sorry everyone, after 60 years of camping TV is a big deal to us. We watch more TV at night when camping than we do at home. We record movies we haven't seen on a USB flash drive and the Micca Speck plays them back through the TV. The TV will also play the flash drive but is pretty primitive. I tore out the worthless dinette and installed a couple of recliners across from the TV. Our RV living room is now a home theater and we love it.


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I listen to my co-workers at lunch discuss their "shows". I swear they don't do anything outside of work except watch tv and go to the movies. Between their 5-10 shows they "must watch" each week, the games, the movies on netflix and amazon and the new movies at the theatre, I'm surprised they have time to pee.

So if you want to save a few movies and watch one after a day of enjoying the outdoors when camping, I say Go For It!

My Bat-dog does not approve of being outside on the cold hard ground at night. So when it gets dark, we usually go inside and cuddle on the couch while I read. We do what makes us happy.

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