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  1. Chalkie

    Blue Water Navy

    This is good news that is long overdue.
  2. Chalkie

    Costco vs Sams Club

    The only way you can buy a single 18 pack of eggs at our Sam's is to buy Eggland's Best at a highly inflated price. If there is a Sam's, there will be a Walmart somewhere nearby and Walmart is generally cheaper. Overall it is the same company. I sometimes question why I maintain a Sam's membership when Walmart stores are far more plentiful than Sam's. For example, I just bought 5 dozen eggs for $4.78 at Walmart, where Sam's was $7.98. My point is that you need to know prices. Just because a store bills itself has a "wholesaie" store or whatever is not always true. \
  3. My condolences on your loss. What is the year and the asking price? And do you have pics?
  4. Chalkie

    Traveling in cold weather

    Which is precisely what I said. Wind chill can get it down faster but it will not take it below the ambient temperature and since the mentioned temps were in the 20's......
  5. Chalkie

    Traveling in cold weather

    However, wind chill has no effect on solid objects, such as a trailer, other than to more quickly get it to the actual ambient air temperature. It can not chill it to below ambient temperatures.
  6. Chalkie

    What About Jury Duty?

    We have a friend, that is in fact a U.S. citizen, but under U.S. laws is an ex pat. She uses our address for a U.S. driver license, etc. She got a jury notice so I called the the court clerk and explained the situation. I was told that she had to report. I said "fine" so provide her the the transportation to the court house as required by law. I told them that would be from the U.K. There was an extended period of silence on the line and then I was asked for her overseas address so they could send her a letter removing her from the jury list.
  7. Saw this article and found it interesting. Click here
  8. Chalkie

    Service Dogs?

    As it is anyone can claim any reasonably quiet animal is a service animal with no validation required. While I am not sure about adding another layer of bureaucracy but I think there needs to be some sort of standardization and certification of service animals. Perhaps via the ASPCA or something? It is all too easy to go online and get a "certificate" and a vest, just check out Amazon.
  9. Chalkie

    The Ranch

    Yes! We found this park to be very friendly. So much so that we extended our first (cheap) week to another week. Also that smell you smell when then wind blows a certain direction is "the smell of money" since that is what beef on the hoof is in reality. We have also stayed at a couple of other Escapees parks and have found them all to be friendly and we have never had a problem getting into one, even in the one that took no reservations.
  10. While Colorado's chain laws do not apply to a private motor home, I for sure would not consider doing any of the high passes in one if the chain laws are in effect. I'm with Kirk in that the I-25/I-70 route would be better this time of year. Hoosier Pass (CO-9) has a number of shaded areas that leave icy patches no matter what is done for plowing. When in doubt check this web site for Colorado road conditions, closures and highway cams.
  11. McAfee Web Adviser is not reporting anything for this site nor is Malwarebytes. Is it possible it is coming from somewhere else?
  12. Chalkie

    Wet and Forget

    Interesting product but the directions say nothing about it being safe for rubber roofs. I think I would want to check with the RV manufacturer before using it on a rubber roof.
  13. Chalkie

    Is this really true?

    Thanks, SnowGypsy. I read the article on Fox, however, your comment pretty much sums up what I was thinking. I can not imagine having to get advanced permission to call an ambulance or 911 in an emergency situation. I am with RV_, I would call 911 and sort the billing out later.
  14. Chalkie

    Is this really true?

    Yes, I understand. Why should I delete my post? I asked a question about something I read in a news article and I am TRYING to get accurate information as regards statements in that article. How is that spreading false information?
  15. Chalkie

    Is this really true?

    I read a news article about a Jimmy John's driver that took a veteran on disability to an emergency room as the vet "didn't have Department of Veterans Affairs' approval to call an ambulance". Is this really true? You have to jump through silly hoops if there is an emergency? I am a veteran but do not use the VA, but this just sounds fishy to me. Hopefully one of you all that do use VA services can enlighten me.