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RE: Mail Forwarding

For those who travel around and don't stay put could you give us a short lesson on how to get your mail. I know about agencies that will forward your mail, but how do you find places to have it sent to? I am only really worried about out tax paperwork that only seems to come snail mail. As mentioned in an earlier post, I received parcels and mail at a box at the UPS Store. I usually started by asking the campground office if I could send it there or whether any carriers delivered directly to campsites. If that didn’t work I checked online for a nearby Post Office that accepted General Delivery. Finally I’d check for a UPS Customer Center or UPS Store. Once I knew how and to where I wanted it sent I’d email my UPS Store and they’d get whatever they had on the way. I probably most often used USPS General Delivery. One hint. The smaller the Post Office the better. You can get lost in the shuffle at a large P. O. The small town one or two person Office knows everybody. They immediately notice a strange name. As soon as you walk in the door they connect an unfamiliar face with your package.
ljr 09/22/19 01:29pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Alternative satellite option?

I had a Trav’lr and a portable. Between obstacles, low satellite position and lack of Eastern Arc support, I used the portable most of the time. If I had it to do over, I would have passed on the Trav’lr entirely. Considering my personal travel and viewing preferences, it wasn’t worth the money. YMMV.
ljr 09/22/19 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mail Forwarding services

lJR, what kind of $ are they charging? It looks like I can’t see any kind of cost without actually filling out the forms. Do they offer recycling/shredding of unwanted mail? I don’t remember the published rate, probably because I don’t think I ever paid it. There was always some kind of incentive for renewing. My last bill was $300 for 13 months. Of course you pay the usual packing and shipping when they forward. I had them discard junk mail but I never asked about shredding. They do offer that as a service in their store so I suppose they’d do it if you asked. They were always very accommodating about watching for something I was in a hurry to get.
ljr 09/21/19 07:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Mail Forwarding services

I was nearly full time for several years, rarely staying in one place for more than a couple months, often for a couple weeks. I used a box at my hometown UPS Store as my home address. They will accept anything from any carrier and forward anywhere by any carrier. Whenever I stopped somewhere for awhile I called or emailed and they forwarded whatever they had. Sometimes I used the campground address. Sometimes USPS General Delivery. Sometimes a UPS Customer Center or UPS Store. All in all it worked out pretty well.
ljr 09/21/19 03:48pm Full-time RVing
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Oil is back down today. Panic is over. Half the spike is gone. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CL=F?p=CL=F dang it, I didn't fill in time... and by the time I do need to fill up, the crises will be completely over. Not to worry. I’m sure the next crisis is right around the corner.
ljr 09/17/19 10:59am Tech Issues
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

The world energy markets are much different than in pre-fracking days. We were the biggest consumer now we are also the biggest producer. If the Arabs don’t get back in production quickly they risk losing market share. Whatever price impact there is will be dampened somewhat by the commodity traders (aka: speculators) until things settle down.
ljr 09/16/19 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Southern Louisiana in November

I’ve spent many falls and winters around there. If you’re looking for weather like a northern summer you’ll be disappointed. I’d describe it as pleasantly cool days and chilly nights. There’s always the chance of a wild shift in either direction but it doesn’t last long.
ljr 09/16/19 02:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Long Distance 5th wheel

I had a TransferFlow across the bed auxiliary tank on a previous truck. I didn't even have to flip a switch, it was all automatic. I would highly recommend this system. Go here. ryoung I’ve had a couple of those. Most recently a 98 gal in an F-450. They did the job very nicely and I’d get another if I bought a new truck. BUT.... If price is the major consideration, forget about Transferflow.
ljr 09/12/19 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Water softener

I always used a particulate filter followed by carbon then the softener. The particulate filter needed changed most often but it was also the cheapest.
ljr 08/20/19 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Louisiana to Hershey, Pa. Which Route????

I’ve made that trip many times. A few minor hills. Nothing to worry about.
ljr 08/19/19 06:45am Roads and Routes
RE: snowbirding

We enjoyed parks in the panhandle as well. There's a different feel in that part of Florida. We really didn't enjoy the W.Palm area at all. You spend most of the time waiting for the left turn signal. Sarasota was nice, but once again way too crowded. FL parks have gotten a lot more crowded than when we did our Gulf Coast trip in 2015-2016. In general, the further south of I-4 you get, the more expensive it is and the less available the sites are. In the panhandle- HoHum in Carabelle, Topsail Hill SP in Santa Rosa Beach. In MS, Buccaneer SP in Waveland. I spent several winters at Buccaneer. They have monthly rates during the off season. There is a regular group of snowbirders that meet there every year. Never saw a gator. I think your concern is warranted but not during the winter. Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve near Atmore, AL has been another regular stop for me.
ljr 08/12/19 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: campground in Gulfport mississippi

Here are directions to Buccaneer State Park, written by the Park Staff. DO NOT use GPS directions. https://www.mdwfp.com/media/2524/directions_to_buccaneer_state_park.pdf Park website. https://www.mdwfp.com/parks-destinations/state-parks/buccaneer/ Charles Ya, the trouble is using those directions takes you over a steep grade crossing on Nicholson Ave. This didn't happen at that grade crossing, but they are all steep, and depending on your rig, why chance it? The crossing on Lakeshore is flat. There are at least 50 trains a day going through there. Not much time to think if you get stuck. Here's the Nicholson Ave crossing. Look at all the scrapes in the road where things have been dragging. I’ve made the drive at least a dozen times. Coming from either direction, Lakeshore is the only way I’d go.
ljr 08/07/19 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: dog food for old dog

I had a senior with some health problems, and little appetite awhile back. I thought that dogs are so scent oriented perhaps a few seconds in the microwave might make wet food more appealing. It worked.
ljr 08/05/19 07:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: campground in Gulfport mississippi

x3 for Buccaneer. Was there 2 years ago. Has been remodeled/renovated since the last hurricane that came thru the area a few years back. X4 Spent several snowbird winters there. One of my all time favorite parks. PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROUTE CAUTION IN A PREVIOUS REPLY!
ljr 08/01/19 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Variable speed water pump

I’ve had both a variable speed pump and an accumulator tank. Prefer the tank.
ljr 07/30/19 03:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Low power home UPS

APC has several Smart UPS with optional network management cards that will do what you want without an attached computer but it will cost you big $. The network management card connects directly to your router and has its own built in email client with a web interface for configuration.
ljr 07/28/19 01:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Myrtle Beach

I would recommend Huntington Beach State Park. A little further south but still an easy drive to any of the attractions in MB. It has the best beach in the area. Decades ago they built a jetty to control beach erosion in MB. Didn't work. All the sand they dump on MB beaches finds its way to Huntington Beach, so the beach is getting bigger. I like MB State Park, but it is MUCH busier. It is also on the flight path for the airport. So around 6AM the jets starting coming and going. They are either landing or taking off right over the park and quite low at that point. However, it is late to schedule anything this year. I was looking last week at all the coastal parks for sites in 2020, and the pickings are already slim for next year. X2 on all of that.
ljr 06/20/19 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I need help picking a location..

Probably a couple hours beyond your distance limit but..... Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve
ljr 06/20/19 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: On-board Air Compressors

How about one of these https://powertank.com/ X2 You can fill a bunch of tires on one tank.
ljr 06/20/19 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: I made big mistake requesting an Good Sam insurance quote!

Is this how Good Sam does business? How do I make it stop? Even if this their insurance was free I would not accept it. You have not seen anything yet. Wait about a week and watch what happens to your mailbox, better get a bigger one. Yeah, good luck getting the dozen emails from various good Sam departments to stop. Took multiple unsubscribes to stop the junk. I’m reluctant to order anything from CW online as I figure that would start another round of unsolicited junk Ditto. Worst junk mailers on the planet.
ljr 05/03/19 01:05pm Good Sam Insurance
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