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RE: senior pass

I can make a case for "duty and honor" in almost all professions. Heck, the guy who drives the trash truck fulfills a duty of keeping our cities and towns free of garbage. And if there was an explosive hidden under one of the streets this guy was collecting garbage on, then this would be a reasonable comparison.The clerk at the local 7-11 risks being shot by a crack head every day all the interest of selling someone a Slurpee. Do they deserve a discount for their service? A good friend of mine was electrocuted and permanently disabled while working as a lineman for the power company. I can make a very good case that his service (keeping the power on) is a much greater need than a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Does everyone who works for the utility companies deserve special discounts? Both fishing and logging have higher death rates than military service. And over that last 40 years only in 5 years were the deaths in military service higher for combat than for accidental deaths. That means even in military service you are more likely to die or be injured by a bad driver than a bomb. I guess that over the years the number of people who claim to deserve special treatment has jaded me. I am tired of every group claiming they deserve special treatment because what they chose to do is somehow special. My solution is to treat everyone the same. And isn't equality the fundamental value the founders of this country used to justify it's existence? For those of you who have forgot, the first line of the Declaration of Independence goes: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal". No mention of special groups or services. Hallelujah. Well said. Treat everyone the same? My 95 year old Uncle was part of the invasion force on Okinawa in 1945.Next time we are attacked you go. I did go, did you? When I went I was not thinking about discounted campsite fees or 80 cents off of a $5 breakfast. Yes. I am a veteran too.Navy, February 70 to February 74. I wasn't thinking of getting a discount either. But when I get one,I appreciate it. I will be 68 in a few weeks.Like I said I never took anything up until this time. But this is one discount I can use and appreciate Our government can give freebies to people that never contributed to this country or to illegals,so they can give a discount to those of us who worked hard and served our country.If you don't want it,don't take it.
RGar974417 12/11/19 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I can make a case for "duty and honor" in almost all professions. Heck, the guy who drives the trash truck fulfills a duty of keeping our cities and towns free of garbage. And if there was an explosive hidden under one of the streets this guy was collecting garbage on, then this would be a reasonable comparison.The clerk at the local 7-11 risks being shot by a crack head every day all the interest of selling someone a Slurpee. Do they deserve a discount for their service? A good friend of mine was electrocuted and permanently disabled while working as a lineman for the power company. I can make a very good case that his service (keeping the power on) is a much greater need than a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Does everyone who works for the utility companies deserve special discounts? Both fishing and logging have higher death rates than military service. And over that last 40 years only in 5 years were the deaths in military service higher for combat than for accidental deaths. That means even in military service you are more likely to die or be injured by a bad driver than a bomb. I guess that over the years the number of people who claim to deserve special treatment has jaded me. I am tired of every group claiming they deserve special treatment because what they chose to do is somehow special. My solution is to treat everyone the same. And isn't equality the fundamental value the founders of this country used to justify it's existence? For those of you who have forgot, the first line of the Declaration of Independence goes: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal". No mention of special groups or services. Hallelujah. Well said. Treat everyone the same? My 95 year old Uncle was part of the invasion force on Okinawa in 1945.Next time we are attacked you go.
RGar974417 12/10/19 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I'm a veteran. I never took anything from our government. Didn't use the GI Bill or a VA loan. I couldn't get into the VA. So now I get a discount on camping and free entrance into National Parks. How about our government stop spending billions on illegals. How about congress cut their own pay and benefits? How about cutting back on welfare? Those of us who worked our butts off,stayed out of troubleand served our country deserve a break. Thank You for your service. I too am a Veteran. IMO, the only Vets who "deserve a break" are the draftees, the rest of us "volunteered". Us volunteers deserve it even more.We weren't forced to go. Having said that, we all served and we all sacrificed, some more than others.
RGar974417 12/10/19 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I'm a veteran. I never took anything from our government. Didn't use the GI Bill or a VA loan. I couldn't get into the VA. So now I get a discount on camping and free entrance into National Parks. How about our government stop spending billions on illegals. How about congress cut their own pay and benefits? How about cutting back on welfare? Those of us who worked our butts off,stayed out of troubleand served our country deserve a break.
RGar974417 12/07/19 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Maryland to Washington State -- best routes

You have allotted plenty of time.By staying only in FHU campgrounds you will be missing some of the best campgrounds in my opinion. But that's your choice.I suggested a route for you.If you take I-80 across Nebraska,I would highly recommend the Harold Warp Pioneer Museum in Minden,Nebraska. If you like history,old cars,trucks,motorcycles,tractors etc, they have them in spades.And they have a FHU campground on the site.
RGar974417 12/04/19 08:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gas station guide

As far as i know,there is no such book or website that shows where you can get gas for large vehicles.It was always a concern when we had a gas vehicle. WE tried to use Flying J's as much as possible since many have separate RV islands. But they weren't always where we needed them.With the diesel we have fewer worries because we can always use the truck stops and fill up. Flying J does have an app to show you which locations have the separate RV lanes.
RGar974417 12/04/19 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone 2020

You already made reservations outside the park..We stayed in the park.It cut down on driving.We came in the from West Yellowstone and I believe it is 15 miles just to get to Madison were we stayed. So that's 30 miles a day just going into and out of the park.We were there the second week of May and crowds were light. We came across a mother grizzly with 3 cubs on the road from Norris to Canyon.The weather was good,low 40's at night,high 50's to low 60's during the day. We ate at Old Faithful Inn.It is the largest log structure in the world.The lobby is huge with a fireplace rising 5 floors.Even if you don't eat there,just check out the lobby.
RGar974417 12/02/19 03:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: who uses Fog lights? / Hella 500 / OEM connector->F350

Fog lights are kind of like 4 wheel drive.Better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them. I have had them on several trucks and they are great when needed. Having said that, they only get used a few times a year.
RGar974417 11/30/19 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Maryland to Washington State -- best routes

I would take I 70 to I-74 then pick up Rt 36 through Missouri. Then I-29 to Rt 6 into Nebraska. Then I-80 to I-25 to I-90.Been on all the roads and they are all good.
RGar974417 11/26/19 01:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

I was on a cruise for 3 years courtesy of the US Navy .
RGar974417 11/26/19 01:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Custer SP?

WE stayed at Rafter J which is nice. But back then Custer didn't have electric. If we went again,we would stay in the park. With just 2 of us,we can go 5 days before dumping black water. If we take our showers in the bath houses,grey water isn't an issue either. Make sure you do the wild life loop and Iron Mtn Highway. Other neat things to see outside the par are Bear Country USA,the Cosmos, The Badlands and Wall Drug just for kicks.
RGar974417 11/24/19 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Large dog

WE have an 85 lb Labrador Retriever.She loves people and is friendly with other dogs. Most Labs are like that. She is a great traveler,sleeps most of the time when on the road.German Shepards can be great dogs if raised right and trained right. I would suggest getting a puppy and take it to obedience school where it can socialize with other dogs and people. Make sure you socialize it with little kids too.As far as scratching the floor,we have never had a problem with that. Keep their nails trimmed and you can always put a runner down in the walking area.Dogs are great companions. I like most dogs better than most people!
RGar974417 11/24/19 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Texas road map

Borders Book stores usually have state maps too.
RGar974417 11/14/19 02:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gardiner Montana

Stay inside the park at Manmoth. Nice campground.
RGar974417 11/01/19 06:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ready to Live on the Road and Excited

If you don't already have it,get the Senior Pass. It gets you free access to every National Park and historic site.It also gets you half off camping fees at any Federal Campground including National Parks, Army Corps of Engineer ( COE),Forest Service and BLM.
RGar974417 11/01/19 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: More campers than parks

Go from Sunday to Thursday. Easier to get reservations and fewer people. We do it most of the time.
RGar974417 11/01/19 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Help selecting East Coast location with lots of variables...

Pipestem State Resort Park in West Virginia meets all your needs. They have a nice campground, they also have cabins and a hotel. In addition they have 2 pools,2 restaurants,nature walks, horseback riding,archery,golf,mini golf, tennis and a lot more. Very reasonable rates.
RGar974417 10/21/19 06:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping around Christmas time

About 5 years ago we went to Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina over Christmas.Short walk to the beach. Great nature programs.You are just south of Murrel's Inlet where they have some great restaurants.
RGar974417 10/21/19 06:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trouble with California

12 million illegal aliens and they're worried about fruit?
RGar974417 10/21/19 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

The cost of these speeding tickets is ridiculous. No penalties for illegal immigration. Just for American citizens.
RGar974417 10/11/19 08:41pm General RVing Issues
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