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Forum: On The Road... 07-01-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 286,609
Posted By JakBluMule
In Albuquerque I paid $4.54 for diesel yesterday...

In Albuquerque I paid $4.54 for diesel yesterday (Smith's food store 5 cent discount)......other places were as high as $4.80. Gasoline is $3.80 to $4.00.
We haven't been anywhere with the Airstream...
Forum: On The Road... 04-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,688
Posted By JakBluMule
Leave the trailer in Leadville or Glenwood...

Leave the trailer in Leadville or Glenwood Springs and do a day trip loop
(CO 82,I-70/US6,US24) There's a really good cafe in Minturn called the Turntable Cafe (?) that has excellent Mexican food,...
Forum: On The Road... 03-18-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By JakBluMule
You'll need to purchase a permit, and possibly...

You'll need to purchase a permit, and possibly get an escort, to go through the tunnel in Zion. This is separate from the park admission fee and would not be included on your national park pass....
Forum: On The Road... 02-03-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,392
Posted By JakBluMule
The Australian lady's Spanish isn't too...

The Australian lady's Spanish isn't too good.....but the really funny thing I've noticed so far is when it sees a road called Something Dr. (Drive) she says "Doctor".

And, I've only used it to go...
Forum: On The Road... 02-03-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By JakBluMule
In like FLYnn. nuff said.

In like FLYnn.

nuff said.
Forum: On The Road... 01-31-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,392
Posted By JakBluMule
Got the 360 and accessories today (the accessory...

Got the 360 and accessories today (the accessory pack might have been redundant, but the sandbag thingy is gonna get used).

Figuring out how to set this thing up oughta keep me out of Susan's hair...
Forum: On The Road... 01-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,392
Posted By JakBluMule
Not sure about the differences between the 360 &...

Not sure about the differences between the 360 & the 350....the other reasonably priced one at Costco was a 250. It only had maps of 48 contiguous US.....I wanted Canada and Alaska and maybe Mexico....
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,392
Posted By JakBluMule
I ordered a Nuvi 360 today from Costco.com for...

I ordered a Nuvi 360 today from Costco.com for 250 bucks, another 50 bucks for the sandbag mount thingy, usb cable, and the 120V charger. Hopefully it'll be here in time to use it on the trip to the...
Forum: On The Road... 01-27-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 286,609
Posted By JakBluMule
In the Albuquerque area, diesel varies from 3.18...

In the Albuquerque area, diesel varies from 3.18 (some Smith's supermarkets) to 3.49 (mostly Giant stations)....some places you can drive a mile and the price will be 20-25 cents less than the 3.49,...
Forum: On The Road... 12-15-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,392
Posted By JakBluMule
Portable GPS systems

I'm thinking of asking Santa for a GPS that I can use in different vehicles.

I've been in a tractor trailer that had a Garmin.....don't know the model.

So, who recommends which models and why?
Forum: On The Road... 10-01-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By JakBluMule
If you have the time (5-7 days) to get from...

If you have the time (5-7 days) to get from Seattle (have a meal at Ivar's) to L.A., take US 101 from Tacoma down the WA and OR coasts (have another meal at Mo's in Newport) into redwood country and...
Forum: On The Road... 08-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,750
Posted By JakBluMule
Ivar's Acres of Clams.

Ivar's Acres of Clams.
Forum: On The Road... 08-27-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By JakBluMule
Yes our gas prices are more expensive than US...

Yes our gas prices are more expensive than US prices

I was paying $1.12(CDN) per liter for unleaded regular at an Esso (a real Esso station, with real service bays) in downtown Montreal. Filled a...
Forum: On The Road... 08-27-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By JakBluMule
Use your credit card for purchases when you...

Use your credit card for purchases when you can....you'll get a better exchange rate (maybe 3 or 4%). I was just in Montreal for a week, and US cash doesn't get you change like it used to.

Fuel...
Forum: On The Road... 07-21-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By JakBluMule
Might I suggest I-90 (Mass Pike) west over to...

Might I suggest I-90 (Mass Pike) west over to I-87 (NY Thruway) south to I-287 South to I-95 / NJ Turnpike south.....cross the Delaware Memorial bridge and take US 301 south. Cross the Cheaspeake Bay...
Forum: On The Road... 06-19-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,153
Posted By JakBluMule
Share your favorite roadfood spots

Owl Cafe, San Antonio, NM (I-25 & US 380)

Steve's Sizzlin' Steaks, East Rutherford, NJ (NJ 17 near the arena & stadium)

H&H Cafe, Macon,GA (Cotton Ave. just up the street from Capricorn...
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 16,506
Posted By JakBluMule
BLOW OUT in Holbrook, AZ

A couple of questions re: the tire.....

1) Goodyear Marathon?

2) Is your trailer level or does it favor the axle where the tire blew?

3) You said 65# PSI.....is this cold?

We blew a tire...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 06-10-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 80,111
Posted By JakBluMule
Balloon fiesta

this might help a little:

https://www.balloonfiesta.com/

there's a link to a map of RV parking sites

traffic during the event tends to get rather troublesome
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,716
Posted By JakBluMule
bridges & underpasses

I don't know of a website that has the information, but get a Rand McNally "Motor Carriers Road Atlas" at most any truck stop, and in the front is a state-by-state listing of bridges that are under...
Forum: On The Road... 05-20-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,813
Posted By JakBluMule
Alamo to Yellowstone

i also concur that the "blue highways" are the way to go.....and the Interstate system isn't the shortest distance from A to B in this case, anyway. Consider 281 north and work your way over to...
Forum: On The Road... 05-19-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 286,609
Posted By JakBluMule
Fuel around Albuquerque....

Regular gas was 3.30 today at Costco....cheapest diesel I've seen was 2.89.
Gasoline was 40-50 cents a gallon LESS than diesel here for a long time.
Fuel is definitely our biggest expense on...
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,572
Posted By JakBluMule
Looks like the gentleman with the parks division...

Looks like the gentleman with the parks division is going to do the right things....many thanks to doorgunner and everybody else who helped us on this.

I think we should refer to ourselves as the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 16,506
Posted By JakBluMule
I would want to take a card like the Verizion pc card

Does anyone make a device (I'll be the first to admit that I'm pretty stoopid when it comes to these computer gadgets) that will connect the modem in a laptop (apple, specifically) to a regular cell...
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 16,506
Posted By JakBluMule
If you're in the UP area of MI, be sure to get...

If you're in the UP area of MI, be sure to get some pasties
(pronounced pass-tees)......they are these wonderful meat and vegetable pies that you hold by the crust and eat from the middle. I guess...
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,572
Posted By JakBluMule
Striking resemblance to the pencil-necked...

Striking resemblance to the pencil-necked freelance nazi....
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,572
Posted By JakBluMule
Neither of us has been contacted by anyone...

Neither of us has been contacted by anyone affiliated with the CA state parks division. However, if I should be implicated in the deposit of anything on any surface under their jurisdiction, then...
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,572
Posted By JakBluMule
OK, here's my 2 cents worth.....and I'm the guy...

OK, here's my 2 cents worth.....and I'm the guy driving the TV. This freelance Nazi campground "host" told me to tell Susan "the last person to dump water on the ground went to jail". I told him "you...
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By JakBluMule
Yellowstone/Grand Teton area

We stayed at a very nice place across the mountain from Jackson, WY in Victor, Idaho....the Teton Valley Campground......dropped the trailer there and took the pickup through GT and into Yellowstone...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 12-29-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,840
Posted By JakBluMule
First, and most importantly, I'm glad y'all are...

First, and most importantly, I'm glad y'all are OK......things can be replaced.

Second, if you can't reach a reasonable conclusion with your insurance carrier, then get your state insurance...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-29-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,202
Posted By JakBluMule
Better to have it and not need it, than to need...

Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
Forum: On The Road... 12-20-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By JakBluMule
Winter Camping in Zion

There are height and length restrictions in the park due to a tunnel built in the 1930's. A special permit is required to pull a trailer through. Be sure to have accurate measurements for your...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-19-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,265
Posted By JakBluMule
MD tunnel regulations

I have to correct an earlier post: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel is entirely in Virginia.....it does not start or end in Maryland. My apologies for the error.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,265
Posted By JakBluMule
VA tunnel regulations

If you're planning a trip to/from Norfolk area, check with the authorities there re: tunnels on I-64 & I-664.....otherwise you might be restricted to US 17 and the old James River Bridge. However, US...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,265
Posted By JakBluMule
MD tunnel regulations

Since the bay bridge/tunnel starts/ends in MD, and with the general paranoia that exists everywhere, I'd call MD State Police @ 410-486-3101 or MD Environmental Dept. @ 410-333-2950. Be prepared to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,265
Posted By JakBluMule
MD tunnel regulations

Don't take chances on someone with more badge than brains turning you around and making you look like the cause of the traffic jam from hell.....take the 695 bypass (the west side is toll-free).
Forum: On The Road... 12-18-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,318
Posted By JakBluMule
Anything to stay away from?

If you're going down to Silver City, check the height on your trailer......the bridges on NM 152 west of I-25 are too low for most tractor-trailers (13'6").
I think they're about 12'5". If that's a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,874
Posted By JakBluMule
OK, I know you've had to process a lot of...

OK, I know you've had to process a lot of information here, but I think there are a couple of other things to consider.....how much weight is in the back of the Suburban (luggage, etc.), what...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 24,848
Posted By JakBluMule
wow, quite the rig

I don't know if you're still looking for a different tow vehicle, but for something this heavy one of the Freightliner M2 Business class 6 wheelers witn the Mercedes diesel would do really well. I...
Forum: Shipping & Export/Import 12-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,239
Posted By JakBluMule
for hire carriers

Make certain that anyone that charges you to tow your property has a USDOT number, the authority to transport as an interstate motor carrier, and all of the necessary insurance to cover full...
Forum: On The Road... 12-09-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,318
Posted By JakBluMule
gallons per mile.....

With a 2001 Dodge 2500 Ex-cab short bed (4WD 5.9 24 valve Cummins) and a 1972 23' Safari, we averaged 12-13 MPG over 5500 miles......lots of mountain travel (UT,WY,MT, ID, WA, OR, CA, NV, AZ). I add...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-06-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,692
Posted By JakBluMule
hand dolly

Please be careful, and have someone ready to jump with wheel chocks, if you're going to use anything besides your trusty TV to move your trailer.....

no TV = no trailer brakes
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-06-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By JakBluMule
gonna have to get some extended mirrors

plus the surcharges at koa's will be outrageous
Forum: On The Road... 12-03-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,544
Posted By JakBluMule
MN to FL

If you want to avoid Chicago and all their freeway destruction, take I 94 to I-90 to Rockford, I-39 to Bloomington/Normal, I-74 to Cincinnati, and I-75 south.....or you can take I-65 south from...
Forum: On The Road... 12-03-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By JakBluMule
best route south.....

I'm an over the road driver, so might I offer these suggestions:
Avoid I-95 as much as possible until south of Newark, NJ. if you want to stay on interstates, this is a little longer but will get...
Forum: On The Road... 12-03-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,018
Posted By JakBluMule
Owl Cafe San Antonio, NM

Niles said they have the best green chile cheeseburgers......I live in NM, and while they are phenominal, the ones at the Outpost in Carrizozo, NM (about 55 miles east on US 380) are better (and...
Forum: On The Road... 12-03-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,018
Posted By JakBluMule
traveling the southwest.....

Route 66 is pretty much intact, except for a few places where I-40 replaced it completely, all the way across New Mexico. You can also go from Seligman,AZ to Kingman on the old route, as well as from...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-24-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,195
Posted By JakBluMule
scales open to public..

Most truck stops have platform scales that are divided into sections to weigh the different axles on tractor-trailers....CAT scales are a franchise operation.

If you happen to be in the northwest...
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