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Old 12-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #71
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Thanks for all the info, we have had a trailer for over 10 yrs but it was 7 ft shorter than our new one. We never got to go long distances from home, never had enough time off. In 16 months I can retire and I want to see other places and maybe have a warm winter instead of 6 ft snow banks.
Don't Trip Mark...24 months and right behind ya

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Allstays Camp & RV - pretty comprehensive app on campgrounds, services low clearances & Dump stations nationwide.
Gas buddy is nice for price comparison


Will look into the Next Exit - the app is free but I see where they have a subscription offering - anyone have experience with this?

I am sorta like OC...plan my gas a tad ahead and just pull off when I need fuel - but I do like to be informed
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #72
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And even this by someone else:


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, 02:22 PM   #73
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If the Old Coot don't have it, it ain't necessary...words to live by... I love your input, continue to do what you do best. You have been a great resource.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #74
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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?).

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the only one that seems to have a problem is you, relax... I think just like OC on this subject. if one persons wants to use and pay for ones smart phone go ahead, but stop looking for a reason to save money when it is just a fun gadget that serves no purpose unless it is for business and making money. 98% of people use the data for you tube and playing games or FB and the ones I know always complain about not having enough money. they can pay their cell bill but not their house payment go figure.. off my rant...
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #75
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Don't Trip Mark...24 months and right behind ya..
Congratulations to both of you, retirement is great. Do what you want, when and if you want to do it. (Of course this is if TOWTA says I can) altho I can't do much on the $5.00/month allowance she gives me
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One things for sure. Besides being a sage of advice OC has what's called HEV. This is a High Entertainment Value....keep'm coming
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #77
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if one persons wants to use and pay for ones smart phone go ahead, but stop looking for a reason to save money
I haven't said it was about money for me.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #78
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On a lighter note....
OC has a point that both my wife and I reflect on...

Us seniors HAZ MAP READING SKILLZ!! and WE'ZZ KNOWS HOW TA USE A COMPASS!!

Problem is, they don't print maps anymore

and, even if they did, we could not read the fine print

and, balancing a map on one's knee with compass aligned to true north at 65MPH can be hazardous

DW and I often remark (as we plug data into the GPS) on however DID we get by 20 years ago (when we were living in Europe, did not speak much German, and traveled the countryside with a ADAC Roadmap and a lensatic compas

Seriously though - we are sorta amazed and how *attached* we have become to our GPS/iPad/iPhone triad of technology - especially that danged iPad!! what with apps, GPS, maps, reference books and videos and the like, a cellular-enabeled iPad has got to be the singular most important advance in RV convenience ever!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:44 PM   #79
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Pretty simple... Different people have different perspectives about how to accumulate and use information. These apps help those who want to be informed beyond winging it. Doesn't make them better or worse... Just different. GPS changed RV'ing for many... Many others claim it's not needed... Nope, it's not... But works for many. Just like the referred to apps.
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Congratulations to both of you, retirement is great. Do what you want, when and if you want to do it. (Of course this is if TOWTA says I can) altho I can't do much on the $5.00/month allowance she gives me
Yeah...forgot about the DW factor OC...and U R right she is TOWTA
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