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Old 12-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #61
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Saying a smart phone tells us where to stop for fuel is like saying a GPS tells us where to camp. You have a GPS don't you OldCoot...
Yes, we use the Garmin 2460 about 90% of the time, but it has led us astray more than once. The Garmin also has "nearest" gas stations programed into it. With the majority of our travel in states bordering the Mississippi and to the east coast, gas stations are pretty plentiful. I can see where the apps might be useful out in the western states. On unfamiliar routes, we usually stop for gas when we get down to 1/2 tank to make sure we can go at least 100 more miles to find the next station.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:24 PM   #62
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Lmao , I think if it was up to select few we would still be running around naked and carrying clubs...
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Nah, just somewhere in between.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #63
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Nah, just somewhere in between.

OC: In your defense, I'll bet despite your GPS use, you can still read a map and can probably make change without a computer cash register. I enjoy your observations even when they poke fun at others. They'll get over it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #64
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OC; We seniors on the forum worship you!!! By the way, I looked up the definition of Old Coot in the Urban Dictionary and here is what I found. I thought it might explain to others the situation that we all have to bear as we grow older. :signhav efun:

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Dirty old man whose whole life revolves around passing gas at work and growling uncontrollably at sumptous young women at the coffee shop.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #65
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Back when I had a my gasser I used to pray for stations with pumps parallel to the store. Filling stations like this have almost gone the way of the dinosaurs...almost.

This photo was taken along I-55 at one of the exits in Mississippi. Now this is what you call easy in and easy out.
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Back when I had a my gasser I used to pray for stations with pumps parallel to the store. Filling stations like this have almost gone the way of the dinosaurs...almost.

This photo was taken along I-55 at one of the exits in Mississippi. Now this is what you call easy in and easy out.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #67
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...I just don't get why people get so upset if someone wants to use something that they don't.
No one is upset with what ever tool is used, just question the need. Didn't know it was being condescending to ask questions. Sorry, I will refrain.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #68
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Do you have to use an app to take a ?
We were taught to think for ourselves.
OC,are the Apps in Switzerland? Youroo!!
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No one is upset with what ever tool is used, just question the need. Didn't know it was being condescending to ask questions. Sorry, I will refrain.
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I don't know how in the world we managed to travel all these years without a smart phone to tell us where we could stop. Just lucky I guess.
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We were taught to think for ourselves.
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OC: ... I enjoy your observations even when they poke fun at others. They'll get over it.
IMO, there's no need to be hoity-toity about this. You've definitely come across in this thread as portraying yourself somehow as better because you don't use additional tools to help you (though, apparently the irony of you using a GPS is lost on you - why don't you look at them with the same contempt?).

As I said, I can navigate by map and have pulled into various gas stations and even food joints with the camper in tow. The fact that I choose to use an app doesn't lessen my ability whatsoever - it just gives me another quiver in my toolset.

Anyway, this is my last post on this thread. Cheers and remember:
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:12 PM   #70
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OC,are the Apps in Switzerland? Youroo!!
Must be Youroo, maybe that's why I don't use them. Been close, been to France 3 times tho'!
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