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RE: Flattest, warmest route to Las Vegas in January from NC

I40 has signs that flash for when the snow or conditions get to bad. Should tell you something. You go over many foothills and mountains on it also. Bottom line if you want flat is I10. You do go over some hilly areas as you near Vegas but they are not bad. The only other thing in your winter driving is wind , you are going against it all rgw way. Gas mileage sucks at times. Have fun We stay at Arizona Charlies RV park, reasonable and all pull through sites.
tomman58 12/10/19 06:51am Roads and Routes
RE: need help

We go from Tucson every other year. Not knowing your rig I will say this (we haul a 40' with a dmax) We normally travel that route in November so now we are in December it will be worse. We stay in fort Stockton Fort Stockton TX 3604 KOA Rd. http://www.ftstocktonrvpark.com Exit 264, Warnock Road, I-10 also Admiralty RV Resort 1485 N. Ellison Dr. http://www.admiraltyrvresort.com san antonio Tx we stay in LA at Coushatta Casino Resort 776 COUSHATTA DR. http://www.coushattacasinoresort.com/gaming/ KINDER,LA 70648 we stay in MS at Hollywood Casino 711 Hollywood Boulevard www.hollywoodbsl.com bay st louis This is backwards as we do I10 out of Az going to Fl. Rule number one in TX when you can top off fuel ... do so. I10 is being redone in LA near the 18 mile long bridge, quite a bit of construction this year. We have done this route for at least 10 years and had no problem with the cops anywhere BUT always stay in the right lane except to pass and when going through Houston and other big citys staying in the lane the semis are in they do those cities all the time. We find many drivers that are not very good on freeways so drive defensively.
tomman58 12/09/19 07:37pm Snowbirds
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

I access my pickup bed from the side a lot more than I do from the tailgate. I'm always lifting stuff in and out over the side and have a couple of fold flat step stools tucked in either side of the bed box to make the job easier. Always having to open the tailgate and crawl up to get things out of the front of the bed would be a real PITA. Aerodynamic maybe but not very practical. With so many gadgets, maybe you can ask to customize to have the pick up bed slide out on voice command.;) So that gets you high enough to reach over the side but how long will your arms need to be to reach the bottom of the bed when you get there? I have an aluminum bed box behind the cab. If I need anything from it, I just whip out one of my folding stools and I can reach right down into the bottom of it from over the side, with the Tesla you will have to open the tailgate and climb over whatever else you have back there just to access the bed box. Doesn't Honda have already a box that is "similar" to the cyber truck.
tomman58 12/04/19 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

31 pages of dreams about this new industry. So much rock and roll it is good to see such high interest. In the next five years we are going to see many cars,trucks,bikes,scooters coming out that will establish a whole new way to move around,tow and explore with clean energy and a lot less pollution. Get used to it....go for it!!!!!
tomman58 12/03/19 07:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

I understand you can hear the electric truck coming ........ it sound like the future. It is quiet but it keeps coming.
tomman58 11/30/19 01:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Methamphetamine is used to treat attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8676/methamphetamine-oral/details The other 95% just like having their mind leave the planet and it screws them up for life.
tomman58 11/27/19 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

I remember back in the late 60's and well into the 70's going to Ford Auditorium and getting a contact high just walking in to watch a concert. Several times during the show a joint would come down the row for you to take a hit..................... Standard procedure back then. You could get high anytime anywhere. Weed exploded after Nam and was socially acceptable. NOW 50+ years later we are discussing it, LOL Enjoyed it then and now no big deal. Yes, everybody I knew expected legalization by the mid '80s, because the only harm we could see was fines and jail. Sweet Thing and I are in a service club that invited some Police Officers to speak at a meeting. Their presentation was almost completely about how to detect meth production in our neighborhood. They were very concerned about heroin and crack as well but the clues are much harder to spot than meth production due to the odor similar to cat urine. Houses have to be torn down in some cases. They stated that there was absolutely no concern about pot at the individual level other than impaired driving. The cost of production of meth is low, if you do not add the penalties of getting caught the mix. If there was a legal, and regulated supply, part of the regulation could be control of the dangerous chemicals. Meth isn't part pf this board and shouldn't be. I know of no pluses for meth.
tomman58 11/27/19 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

As you age you'll find that many "cures" for aches and pains are no longer effective. That said if you are active you'll find MM products will help you like no others. Most of older America that have tryed these products are better off. On the other front America is accepting weed at a fast rate. But as with any product "you" are the one responsible. I don't drink and drive and I do not use MM THC products either when not in a controlled atmosphere like the backyard, family room or bedroom. At 72 life is good and with my medical history it is super with MM. What's amazing to me is how deep the anti's are digging in. Rec pot was put to the voters in MI (and passed). One televised debate, a local chief of police was spouting several facts... I was checking them as fast as he was spouting them. He spewing was technically accurate, but extremely misleading. For example, drug arrests in CO went up 25% after pot was legalized. While he is technically correct, it was 125 arrests i don't recall the exact numbers, but this is close enough) the year after it was implemented, while it was 100 the year it was legalized. That in itself is misleading, and using 25% sounds really scary, when it's only 25. The year before it was legalized, the number of drug arrests was something like 1300. I remember back in the late 60's and well into the 70's going to Ford Auditorium and getting a contact high just walking in to watch a concert. Several times during the show a joint would come down the row for you to take a hit..................... Standard procedure back then. You could get high anytime anywhere. Weed exploded after Nam and was socially acceptable. NOW 50+ years later we are discussing it, LOL Enjoyed it then and now no big deal.
tomman58 11/25/19 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

As you age you'll find that many "cures" for aches and pains are no longer effective. That said if you are active you'll find MM products will help you like no others. Most of older America that have tryed these products are better off. On the other front America is accepting weed at a fast rate. But as with any product "you" are the one responsible. I don't drink and drive and I do not use MM THC products either when not in a controlled atmosphere like the backyard, family room or bedroom. At 72 life is good and with my medical history it is super with MM.
tomman58 11/25/19 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Sad world where so many people have to find some sort of artificial sense of well being. Hence the huge drug problems running rampant and getting worse. And then the people like the ones mentioned by the OP that want to make a ton of money off those seeking a fake high. Why? just why? The kind of "drug" I like is the one found in the great outdoors. I call it "fresh air". I like the high I get from being parked by a lake with the TT, walking outside on a clear dark night looking at the immensity of the stars. The gentle sound of the soft wind wafting through the trees. The sound of a nearby stream, with the water tumbling over the rocks. The scent of campfire smoke drifting past. It's a great feeling, a natural high. The enjoyment of life created by focusing on the good things, the positive, rather than all the things not in my favor. Life is good, life is great and I consider it a blessing to be part of it. Life can be what you make it. People can choose to look only at the bad, then load up on mind altering drugs to escape, or they can look at all that's good, and smile and choose happiness. Attitude and outlook..... I'm kinda crippled up right now, right arm in a sling, after Oct 30 surgery to fix a very badly damaged shoulder from a work injury. Can't sleep without severe discomfort, can't function normally, can't work, can't really do much, but I greet every day with a smile, thankful for the awesome life I have been so richly blessed with. I took a few pain killers for the first week to soften the intense pain, but quickly tossed them and chose to move forward. Life is good, it really is, and I don't need fake happiness. Hope you get well soon. Your post was refreshing and so true. Lakeside Try some of a product called CHILL it is CBD and THC. It works wonders on aches and pain and don't worry you won't get high. There are plenty of folk using this for surgerys and all kinds of muscular pain. As for nature THC just expands not dampens the outdoors..... just saying.
tomman58 11/23/19 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

My wife and me have been on 10 cruises,going on our 11th this Feb. Been on Carnival,Royal Caribbean,Princess,and Norwegian. Don't know what age you are but Carnival is the younger crowd, while the other three are more my age 55-70. We cruise Jan.-Mar. cheaper less kids. We love the entertainment and of course the food. The specialty dining on Norwg. is really good, probably our most enjoyable cruiseline. We always get a balcony room,little more expensive but more room and enjoy sitting out there in the mornings and evenings.Most relaxing vacations I have ever had. If you have any questions just let me know. Rich We use Carnival in January to avoid the kids. We are 70 so after spending a couple of months in our RV park 55++ crowd it is refreshing to have younger adults around. We use a larger ship often as its options are larger from entertainment to the nightlife. We also do the balcony as I like o read in the sea breeze and it is pleasant at night. Don't think you can just leave the door open as they are heavy and lock up tight to be weather tight. Also bear in mind (I have a cpap) there is but one plug in the stateroom so bring an extension cord.
tomman58 11/22/19 10:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Many , many older types (Me) are not only using weed to help them rid themselves of pain but also to catch a buzz that they enjoyed 50 years ago. I know many that are using CBD and a bit of THC for their problems. This is great stuff and the pharmaceutical bastards can't touch it! The thing that got me was the cost of weed today for those that smoke. 20 to 30 bucks a gram .... wow. But it is so much stronger than that of years ago. The nice thing about rving is you can sit by a fire or just on the beach, chew up a gummie , catch a buzz and watch life in general go by.
tomman58 11/21/19 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

I'm glad Michigan is progressive to weed. We really have had age related problems with legs,back and other aches but with MM we are doing well. When we drive across the US we do get a little shaky going through the west and other southern states that are behind the 8 ball. In the discussion of weed remember that weed stores get up to $30 a gram for it. I have COPD so I use the gummys and return to the 70's anytime we want to. I really am enjoying retirement more this year then in the last several, LOL Bottom line I don't drive using it but at night by a campfire or going to a dance here in the park can be great fun. If you were never a flower child you have missed a lot.
tomman58 11/20/19 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

Drove from Bay St. Louis to Umatilla Fl today Used I10 and I75. A 9 hour drive. Seen 7 incidents that involved people that shouldn't use the freeways. I was lucky enough to be a witness each time thank God. The semis driving in the right lane were the victims. I did move over early on one occasion to provide an escape for one semi from a person texting while entering the freeway. I was rewarded when I moved back into the right lane be have a jacked up pickup cutting me off and avoiding a collision by inches. Yep they were out there today.
tomman58 11/16/19 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

Quote: As far as moving from right lane over to the left to let someone merge onto the highway, I was told by my safety trucking colege instructor absolutely not,first driving big rig you should stay in right slow lane. Especialy if you need to exit the road soon ! I drive in the right lane when on the road out side of the cities. When the highway goes to 3 lanes I stay behind the semis and weave our way through the cities turf. When you enter a city bear in mind the semis drive this route daily and are your safest way to avoid idiots entering and leaving the freeway.
tomman58 11/15/19 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" This is a problem that I've noticed getting worse the past couple years. It appears to be more common in the evenings than the morning. Many evenings, while driving home from work, one particular stretch of road is quite dark - depending what time I leave the office. Even when well past dusk, the number of cars on the road without their headlights on is shocking. Within the last year, I've had at least three close encounters (collisions) with people driving in stealth mode. Whether it's a result of DUI, cell phone distraction, or a brain-dead driver, it's very frustrating! I suspect as often as not it's the result of many modern car dashboard displays that are always lit. The subtle, almost subconscious, visual cue that you need to turn your headlights on because the speedometer is invisible is lacking, especially if it's gradually getting darker out or if you're driving in an area with decent streetlights. (Daytime running lights can also contribute some towards mistakenly not turning on one's headlights as they provide a little illumination on the road.) I actually reference more of the 1"driving" lights not being used. I guess some folks must be able to shut them off for an unknown reason. I wish these lights would be mandatory in all states all of time!!
tomman58 11/12/19 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

"Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right." I am trying to visualize this and just can't picture it. So, are you saying "the person" is entering the freeway from left? If you are in the right lane, and the person is entering like most interstate on ramps are set up (from the left) then you might try to work with the guy. How does a semi on your RIGHT figure into this ? Wouldn't you be changing lanes to your left? Explain?? Sorry meant the left of me although I have had issues a time or two with a merge lane on the left side of the freeway on a two laner.
tomman58 11/07/19 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

Gee after 10 hours on the road today I had a double martini once we set up. At 72 I guess I get a little tired after my drive................ gee maybe I should take a nap................. nah, Let's go into the casino!!!!!
tomman58 11/06/19 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

I do agree with some RV types driving to fast or not into the fact they are towing a 40' toy hauler! I can't be sure but am betting these are mostly your "I'm in it for the weekend" types not like us snowbirds that drive like most semi drivers respecting others and following the rules of the road.
tomman58 11/05/19 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

I also follow the semi rules driving the interstates. 1i move over for the disable vehicle on the freeway shoulder. I also stay in the second lane when entering a city and if possible follow the semis. To many morons racing to get on or off in the first lane.
tomman58 11/04/19 09:22am General RVing Issues
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