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Mike and Claudia

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About Mike and Claudia

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  • Birthday 09/29/1948

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    Canyon, Texas
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    Volunteering, History, learning new stuff, RVing

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  1. Looking for Good Fuel App

    Welcome to the club! I too use Gas Buddy. Great app. If you have questions about whether or not you will fit, I suggest that the thing to do is to CALL the station. They will tell you the height of their canopies, how tight their lot is and even which pumps are the diesel pumps. If we are apprehensive, my DW will get out and help me watch from the outside so I don't run over anybody or anything. We use our phones to communicate. HINT: most of the time they are on the outside pumps. Another HINT: go on to the roof, lay a board horizontally on the tallest feature of your roof, (normally an A/C unit) and literally measure from the bottom side of the board to the ground. THEN write on a tape-writer, or a label, then put it on your dash, your visor, somewhere you can see it in a hurry exactly the height of your rig. This way you know what it is. You might even add an inch or two to adjust for a rock in the drive. It IS all scary at first, but you will gain confidence as you gain experience!
  2. How Long Will Refrigerator Run

    Welcome to RVing!! If you will GOOGLE: The RV side of Life part 1 & 2. I know that this is s "foreign Language" but if you will study these, you will soon pick up on this new "language" and be speaking it fluently in no time. Good Luck, and DON'T be afraid to ask questions! !
  3. Where in the US needs the most help?

    We have Volunteered at Goose Island S.P. in Rockport, for 4 years or so. Rockport, Texas is were Harvey went ashore. The Mayor came out and said that 30% of the houses were totally obliterated, and that about another 30% were damaged to the extent that they would have to be torn down. Many of the businesses were blown away also. I have been told that many parts of town still don't have electricity or other utilities. We have also been told that a number of the RV Parks are running, but they look nowhere close to what they had in the past. Most of the organizations mentioned already are or have been operating there. We are going to Goose Island to Volunteer again in February and March. They stated that they had sustained a great deal of damage, but that they need us to help operate the gate so that other personnel are freed to do other tasks. If you are interested, you might contact the Chamber of Commerce, and they can direct you to the proper people. (361) 729-6445
  4. Pathway X2

    I also have really enjoyed my X2. I have just started having some trouble with a spastic problem of the Satellite signal dropping out. We will have been set u for days on end; no problem. Then all of a sudden WHAM! No Signal! Talked to numerous technicians, no solution. Then I talked to a really smart young lady that even spoke English! She listened for a few minutes. She asked if I had the cable plugged directly in to the receiver. I confessed that I didn't. She said that the pass-through plugs they make for the cables is not "stout" enough to handle the voltage that drives the X2. I ran the cable straight through to the receiver, and "Wa La!" No more problem. I think I might change out the weatherproof box on the O/S and put some silicone grease in the connections.
  5. Guys' Christmas Wish List

    I know: "Just don't hold my breath." {sigh}
  6. Guys' Christmas Wish List

    mysticmd: I don't know whether it quite squeezes in under your parameters, but I would really like a new NEWMAR King Aire. Or maybe a new 2017 would be alright. Tell Santa that I have been pretty good this year and I would be EVEN BETTER if I got this wish! PS: I don't want the bill that comes with it. Please.
  7. Ordering a new truck

    Like they say: Easy come, Easy go. In their day they did a tremendous amount of business.
  8. Ordering a new truck

    Don't know whether they are there still or not but there used to be a BIG Chevy dealership in Hempstead, TX which is not too far from Livingston. They did a tremendous business with lots of fleet deals. You might check there. This was about 20 years ago or so.
  9. What do YOU do?

    We Volunteer at National Parks, state parks, church Camps, etc. Talk to people, check campsites, give tours, etc. We have also this year "Work Camped" at an RV Park, working in the office. "Boy! What an eye opener." We get a campsite, electricity, laundry money, and $ 500/month for 25 hours. As I said it is an eye-opening position. The rest of the time we just bum around.
  10. RV mobile service near Branson, MO

    You might go on the RVServiceReviews.com and fill out a review. This is how OTHER RVers ca n separate the Sheep from the Goats.
  11. What would proper wifi cost a park?

    Yowza--I don't think that I want to own that park, or even STAY there. When I started Full Timing in 2004, I vowed that I wouldn't stay anywhere over $ 15.00/night. Talk about eating your HAT. This is precisely why we Volunteer. (Plus it gives my DW someone else to talk to! ) Don't worry guys. She doesn't read the forums. (I don't think--??)
  12. What would proper wifi cost a park?

    We are working at a commercial park now, and Wi-Fi is only one of the major headaches the owner has. No matter how much he is able to provide, it is never enough. Gosh, I would love to stream football games, movies, etc. but I can't pull it all out of my hot spot without it costing a BUNCH. But if there is excellent internet at an RV Park, they (Us) will suck out all we can. "We have found the problem and it is US."
  13. Work host near Seattle

    I agree. Volunteering might be the way to go. In the south at least, state/national parks tend to have a two week limit on stays. Some parks have a limit on volunteers, but if it works out for both parties, they might forget that part. Some parks may even provide propane, if they have the budget for it. Just remember to consider preparing for the cold. burrr
  14. Anybody here know New Mexico well?

    American Bison. (Buffalo) Home on the range, and all that. Sorry. My Wife can't read my mind EITHER, for some reason.
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