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  1. bigjim

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    Bobbyb,, there used to be a lot more activity here but sometimes I guess folks come and go and it changes. Seems to me there was one lady that posted almost daily for a while. There used to be more activity on quite a few threads on discussions board but I know a lot have disappeared or at least cut back. Even me. Somewhere on the food thread there were quite a few posts about cooking rattlesnake.
  2. I had W7 home premium and recently upgraded old computer to W10 on the download that was not supposed to be able to be used for free. On W7 I had sticky notes on it with notes. The new W10 has sticky notes but I don't think my old notes migrated. Anyone know if it did and just can't figure out how to use it.
  3. works great off the 120v adapter, at least the one I bought. I think I got mine off ebay way back when. I have mine plugged into an plug in switch that plugs into an outlet then the mobley and I can turn off power with switch without have to unplug.
  4. What ever you get make sure it is keyed for rv coverage. And get it sooner than later making sure you know your coverage before you ever need it and I hope you never need it. There is a good chance it won;t go as smoothly as they advertise but stay calm and it can be totally invaluable if you really need it.
  5. I get why you need to be carefull but I have seen many people that just don't like to pass anywhere if they can avoid it. They may only be going at the same speed and don't see the need to pass if they have to speed to pass. Some folks respect a good truck drivers judgment and find it somewhat reassuring to tag along so to speak even if it isn't always a good idea. Sometimes stuff happens. I had to tail a trucker on I10 from just west of Deming to Lordsburg at night with just park lights due to a generator failure trying to make the battery last so I wouldn't have been stranded with an infant in the middle of nowhere. High value or high security loads are not marked for sure so the average driver doesn't have a clue. I guess none of this is ideal but in most cases it is harmless even if misguided sometimes. Seems like common sense to me.
  6. Why don't you consider contacting them or somewhere else in that area about volunteering there for a host site with full hook ups. When I did it the work was very easy physically. There is so much to see in that area an extended time is really needed. It can make a little difference depending on who you get as co-hosts during the busy part of the season. It was so easy I worked everyday for 2 months when a co-host bowed out on short notice and still sight see'd my rear end off. Some of the week days I might have only worked 1/2 hour to an hour. The ranger I worked for said just take off several days in mid week but it made our life easier by doing it every day. When I finally got 2 sets of cohost they were at odds with each other for no good reason I could see but I got along with both couples. The busiest time for host is usually Friday and Sat late day to early evening. Another thing is that it is good if you can stay at some reasonbly near campground for a couple of nights and scout your travel route to the park unhooked if you are towing or with your toad if in a motor home. About one of the best times to go around the beltway is Sunday morning. Good Luck On the cheap really works for me.
  7. I volunteered there around 2004. Unless it has changed there is no individual water and sewer hook ups. There is a dump station in the park. A good bit of it is pretty tree shaded. And I believe generators have to be shut down by 10pm, This is a great little park in a good location but it is also hot and humid in that area in the summer. I believe there were 3 full hook up sites for hosts. Check about what is available before you commit 100%. I would have had a hard time staying there without Air Conditioning. Also watch out for deer as you drive through the park especially morning and evenings.
  8. Will not work everywhere and can be dangerous . One of the large state parks I volunteered at had this set up but it had a maximum availabe at the site was 30A. It is risky for your wiring and the wiring at the post.
  9. Am I missing something about at least part of 287. My experience has been 287 between Amarillo and Henrietta Tx. I don't recall any issues on that portion.
  10. Serious understatement but highly relevent
  11. If the pythons would just go after the wild hogs causing problems it would be great.. I think they are having the same issue with Boa Constrictors too.
  12. you do know many civil war battlefields are known by 2 names. IE: Bull Run is the northern name for the south's Manasass. Shiloh in TN is southern name for Pittsburg Landing. Many more the same way. That could help you shorten your list but it will still be long. Like was said they are not "war of Northern Aggression" sites but I liked Yorktown, James town and Colonial Williamsburg. A day or so each was good for me especially in summer with heat and humidity. Citing War Of Northern Aggression designates me as being a southerner born and bred.🤨 I forgot to say I stayed 2 nights at Bull Run Campground on the way to DC area to volunteer in what ever year Hurricane Katrina happened as I recall it is a community campground of some type. It was not busy at that time in the 1st week of March. 1 HEADS UP. get your directions down pat and have decent amount of fuel in case you screw up. I was pulling a 30ft TT and messed up and was sweating running out of fuel on a 2 lane as I could not find a place to turn around. I finally came out some where near Dulles airport where I was able to gas up and give it a second try which was successful.
  13. And the same wishes back to you. I didn't see this before today SUN. evening. Thanks for thinking about all of us.
  14. First confirm with escapees that you have your correct address for the mail service. Then make sure you have given the others the correct address and that they have recorded it correctly. I have used the system since March 1997 with few problems. I get maybe 2 or three items from 2 different credit uniions and one Visa bill even though I do most of it on line I just like to get somethings on paper.
  15. So does anyone recall when this era started? I see I will need to get one in Jan when Windows 7 is no longer supported. Am I correct in thinking they only support systems 10 years mostly? Meaning I may not get a full 10 years of Windows 10 support. Of course I am being optomistic that I will outlast it.
  16. I don't remember much about it but I do remember way back in the early 60's I worked at a couple of Dairy Queen type independent restruants and even then we had someone buying our used oil and grease. We had it in locked sumps outside and we even had someone break the padlock and steal it at least a couple of times.
  17. Just did it all by mail in NM and I am a "domicilee" of Polk county tx. New tags were mailed out yesterday from SKP mail forwarding by priority mail and should be here on Monday. I had one glitch that slowed it up a little in that I misunderstood something and ended up being $3.25 short. The tax office called me instead of sending it all back and I mailed them another check for the $3.25. My glitch had to do with the empty weight. I had my truck weighed and it came out to exactly 6000lb. Empty weights are rounded up to the next higher 100lbs. If I had run just another 1/2 gal of gas I would have been under 6000 rounded up to 6000.
  18. This model appears to be overloaded to me. Any type of rv can be overweight and humans seem to be able to do that on all types.
  19. bigjim

    Mt Rushmore area

    Minor correction to Twotoes cite. It wasn't Buffalo Bill that was shot there it was Wild Bill Hickcock in the NO 10 Saloon while play cards and holding what has been called the dead man's hand, full house of aces over eights
  20. What I find interesting is that at least more than 25 years ago I came to know a lot of folks have rural address that are listed as PR, Private Road. IE: John Doe, Box 10, PR (number or name) , Jonesville. Tx , zip code. I don't know about that any more so it might have changed especially after 9-11
  21. I think this input will be helpful when I can get a chance to explore it. Thanks
  22. I think u are right but i was hoping.
  23. Is the built in tv antenna signal amplifier testable without removing it the outlet? Not the 12v power outlet.
  24. wRather than the water supply itself something could have nested in the faucet itself if it was not used even for an hour or two before you used it or may have even been in the new hose. I always run at least a few gallons from the faucet throught the hose before completing the hook up. I often spray the faucet with bleach or alcohol including up into the faucet and let it set for at least few minutes before flushing it then completeing the hook up. Thes winter I stopped at a park that had just been vacated. When I opened my grey tank I got a back surge out of a sewer vent at the site. When the owner tried to clear it he was going to hook up a hose and try to use water pressure to break it loose. He put the wrong end down the dump first then reversed it. I saw all this and was tempted to leave but he used alcahol as a disinfectant. After he left I used straight bleach to do it again twice. I guess it was alright as I never had any issues but it sure made me nervous. There is no telling what goes on that we don't know about so it pays to be careful.
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