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olfarmer

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Posted: 03/18/20 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wash your hands after pumping fuel, the handles on gas pumps are almost never cleaned!


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Posted: 03/18/20 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Almost? [emoticon]. I wear gloves anyway because diesel stinks. [emoticon]

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Have a safe trip.

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I think I need to amend my statement on the first page of this thread that most non-spring training baseball snowbirds were sticking with their original plans. That may have been true when I left on Sunday, 3/15, but a lot changed quickly with parks closing or threatening to. Took my time heading north (why rush to colder weather?), and have been overtaken by heavy RV traffic. Welcome Centers for Georgia, SC & NC had all their RV spaces filled when I went through, and the campgrounds I stayed at were full of close to it. The one I’m at now doesn’t do online reservations (in 2020?), and was too busy to keep up with phone calls most of the day.


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Gulfcoast wrote:

Beware of dirty restrooms and even restaurants on the trip north. Think I'd stay put a few more weeks.
Restaurants? Not happening. Since we don’t leave for two weeks hopefully the surge of travelers heading north will have dissipated.

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Posted: 03/19/20 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Two more weeks might see the peak of this virus." That post shows how fast things can change. It is hard to make any plans beyond a few days. But very soon any type of RV travel will not only be difficult it may be prohibited. Some cities have regional lockdowns and may go to large lockdowns. Then it becomes States closing highways to non essential travel. besides the best place to be is Home. If you want to be in a RV move into your unit!

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moisheh wrote:

... But very soon any type of RV travel will not only be difficult it may be prohibited. Some cities have regional lockdowns and may go to large lockdowns. Moisheh
I think you might have been spending too much time on Facebook! Lockdowns? Certainly not yet. Shelter in place, some, but even those allow for food shopping and getting exercise.

It was all over Facebook that 5000 people and dozens of private jets had traveled to their summer homes on Nantucket. It turns out there are 3 private jets on the tarmac and the numbers for the ferries are actually slightly down from the same time last year. Rumor central is working overtime.

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https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2020-03-18/bay-area-coronavirus-lockdown-foreshadows-whats-to-come

There is one other community in a similar lockdown. I rarely go to facebook and never believe anything this posted. I watch the news and listen not to the media people or the politicians. But I do listen to the Scientists and the Drs.

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Kind of a big leap from that article about San Francisco being under a shelter in place order and your statement "But very soon any type of RV travel will not only be difficult it may be prohibited". Could it happen? Maybe. Very soon? IMHO no, not very soon.

We just got back from a necessary Costco trip where they wiped every cart for each patron, offered everyone a hand wipe, and limited the number of people in the store so there were no lines at the checkout and lots of separation. We wiped everything down before packing it into the car (ourselves included), same after pumping gas. I watched a young woman come out of the Wawa Market opening the door, then peeling off a piece of doughnut and eating it and it reinforced our idea that we are protecting ourselves from everyone who isn't concerned.

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If you are self contained, you can stay almost anywhere can’t you ?

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