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RE: Almost lost reservation in AZ park

A domestic dispute apparently led to a murder/suicide and a fire. Hmm...people are all wanting to know what park it was that made someone get a site other than the one he reserved, and nobody wants to know where this murder/suicide took place. Maybe it was a one-off thing, but the fact that there was a fire in one RV that apparently didn't affect any other RVs would indicate adequate spacing between RVs, which people often complain about.
Rice 07/15/21 01:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Almost lost reservation in AZ park

And that one was due to an ongoing crime scene on the site we reserved. The park went out of their way to accommodate us, even putting us on a vacant site in their "volunteer village" for a few days until our site was available. It was a crime scene for days? What happened?!?!
Rice 07/12/21 08:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Check in/out timing...

I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?" Or, instead of taking an adversarial stance, how about just saying something like "Yeah, we got here faster than we thought - the front desk said it was okay to check in early." I would have left out the part about the front desk saying it was okay to check in early, unless he followed up with a direct question. It's really none of his business, so I'd be inclined to make him work a little for any information, without being hostile.
Rice 07/02/21 04:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thru Amarillo - south to north

I was most recently through there a couple of months ago. No construction or anything at that point. I went through downtown because I wanted to stop at Whataburger and (correctly) assumed I could park my 40-foot motorhome along the street nearby. Plus I like looking at towns--there's plenty of nothing to look at out there. As for Buchanan vs. Fillmore, I don't thing one has a clear advantage when it comes to traffic or maneuverability. Fillmore goes by the courthouse, so it might be a more "tourist" choice, but it's not like a courthouse square or anything; both Buchanan and Fillmore are straight shots through with stoplights. But 10 miles shorter than taking the loop.
Rice 07/02/21 04:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Springfield, MA area campgrounds?

The Big E has trailer spots. Are these available for people who aren't attending an event there?
Rice 06/22/21 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

We have lots of family in Michigan and we've travelled Michigan a lot and have never seen or heard of a Michigan Left in Michigan. I encountered them northwest of Detroit, out near a little town called Milford. As for roundabouts, I've always thought that the majority of their success is from orcing drivers to pay attention.
Rice 06/22/21 04:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

BTW, the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth, MN is free, Not any more. It used to be free for the first night (and maybe two nights and maybe three nights at some point), but starting in 2016, there's no more free camping. Sites are currently $25/night.
Rice 03/29/21 05:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dollar General grocery?

Let me get this straight, stuff in Dollar General isn't a $1 or less. Someone needs to splain that to me. Imagine my surprise when Trader Joe's rejected my barter offer.
Rice 03/23/21 08:59am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Going Full Time Soon - Health Insurance and Mail

We don't want obamacare. Why don't you want Obamacare? Maybe if we knew that, we could point you to some options that don't have whatever it is you don't like.
Rice 03/22/21 08:46pm Full-time RVing
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

BTW, you might not need to install an Extend-a-Stay to use one of those Blue Rhino-type cylinders. We don't have room to carry one of those cylinders but we sometimes stay at a place where a guy has one for us to use, and this is the only time we ever do that. We have it on the ground next to the onboard propane tank, and plumb into it directly by detaching the line coming out of the onboard tank and moving it to the cylinder.
Rice 03/22/21 08:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving Illinois, going full time.

South Dakota does have one odd positive, no annual inspection on your truck emmissions or otherwise, Texas will allow you 30 days after returning to the state before its required. If you self-certify that your vehicle is out of state when you renew the registration, you have 3 days, not 30 days, to get it inspected after returning to the state.
Rice 02/27/21 04:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: camping outlook 2021

Govt owned parks had some weird stuff because they artificially reduced capacity...most likely as political theater. So if you tried to reserve, you may have found it more difficult. Most private parks haven't had the same issues. Even parks with pretty tight spots easily allow you to maintain 6ft separation, so no reason to reduce capacity. It's possible that the capacity restrictions were not strictly for social distancing, but to lessen the number of people visiting the area in order to reduce the possible strain on local resources such as medical facilities, or on the campgrounds themselves.
Rice 02/27/21 04:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: Don’t Use TSD Fuel Card In Oregon

Taxes/fees are higher in OR as expected in a state with no sales tax which likely explains the fuel tax. Every state has fuel taxes. The difference in Oregon is how they're collected. Most states include them in the price at the pump, and that's how the users pay them--the station collects the tax and remits it to the state. But in Oregon, truckers report their fuel purchases and pay taxes on them later, instead of at the pump. So the price at the pump at truck stops doesn't include the tax. Non-truckers in Oregon do like everywhere else--pay the tax as part of the pump price. That's why you'll see lower prices advertised at truck stops (where tax isn't include in the pump price) than at 7-Eleven, where tax is included in the pump price because the people buying fuel there pay the tax at the time of purchase. I'd certainly expect/want to see the fuel tax reflected by TSD. They don't even mention it on their website, or their documents showing prices at various retailers. Someone once said they do mention it on their app (which I don't have), and it doesn't sound like they incorporate it in the prices shown on their app, but that might be because truckers and RVers uses the same app, and truckers are their real customers.
Rice 12/01/20 02:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: A traffic mess in Moab

In this context, yes. But if someone were asking for opinions on Moab, I would think opinions like this would be germane. This is Roads & Routes. Nobody asked if he thinks the town is ugly or not. It sounds like you think I disagree, but I don't. I said in this context, opinions about the town's beauty are better kept to oneself.
Rice 10/29/20 02:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: A traffic mess in Moab

We generally avoid Moab as much as possible anyway, Ugly town Polite people keep those thoughts to themselves. In this context, yes. But if someone were asking for opinions on Moab, I would think opinions like this would be germane. I'm still wondering if the traffic the OP reported might have been related to an event, and not reflective of what it's going to be like there every day from now until the project is finished.
Rice 10/28/20 08:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Hard to find a full-time spot

Somebody mentioned a six month limit in WA state. Do they really enforce it? I think a better question would be, "Does the person who mentioned a six-month limit in Washington state have a citation to that law?" Just to make sure it actually exists. Then you can talk about whether it's enforced.
Rice 10/23/20 11:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A traffic mess in Moab

Wasn't there some sort of big jeep event there last week?
Rice 10/23/20 03:07pm Roads and Routes
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