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BB_TX

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Posted: 04/15/20 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am with you. Even though we typically pull into a rest area (and Texas has some really nice and well maintained ones) when we need a restroom stop, we still use our trailer bathroom.

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I agree. one of the 2 main reasons I got a TT is because the Vault Toilets at some of the campgrouds I frequent would kinda freak me out. The second reason is because as I got older and sleeping on the ground lost it's appeal.

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After I retired from law enforcement, I got a part-time job working security at a waterpark resort near Wisconsin Dells. If you want to get totally grossed out, walk into ANY hotel room, close the curtains, turn out the lights, and turn on a black light. Bodily fluids will glow. Next step is to run Forrest, run.
I did this in a well known high end hotel room and decided that it is not just mid-priced hotels. I now pull my TT everywhere I am spending the night.


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This is the thread that will bring everyone together! We stop when we want to do what we want or need to do. It's the best ever! Tired of road side coffee? Make it in the rig!


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Think about it, not only good people use public bathrooms and motels. Do you think there was ever a crime scene at a motel ? A good one hour cleanup will make it ready for the next occupant, no worries !
Ever wonder who is really in a bathroom stall when you are standing at a urinal ? All you see is a pair of shoes and maybe a shopping bag on the floor. There could be a second person standing inside that bag. Now, it's two against one...you.

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bob, the bad news is that there might be someone standing in the bag. The good news is that person is evidently so small that they aren't a threat! [emoticon]


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Agree on all. However, just looking at this virus, you won’t catch it because some guy didn’t wash his hands after he touched his whistle. You will more likely catch it from the friendly neighbor who washes his hands after, steps outside, wipes his puppy nose with his fingers with all the pollen bothering him, walks over and shakes your paw with that same hand as he introduces himself, and then you wipe your puppy nose with the hand you shook his with. Or, if you’ve ever noticed when the light is just right, people spit droplets when they talk. Friendly people often get too close. We can’t be too careful with this one.


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profdant139 wrote:

bob, the bad news is that there might be someone standing in the bag. The good news is that person is evidently so small that they aren't a threat! [emoticon]


[emoticon] Tiny people.

For real, they use large shopping bags. It was a problem in some cities in the sex trade some years ago and branched out to robberies and drug use. They could not install cameras so they actually had details to go into bathrooms in public places like railway stations and mall bathrooms. Intensity would fluctuate depending how liberal the mayors were and how much manpower was deployed to curb the problem.

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I've always said that if people are concerned enough to ask what kind of mileage other people get when towing, they probably shouldn't be RVing in the first place. Why? because if they are that concerned about the cost, then they are apparently at the upper limits of their fuel spending allowance already.

They cringe if it costs $80 to fill up with diesel instead of $60, buy the continue to buy $6.00 mochas and frappacino drinks at their favorite coffee stand.


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Posted: 04/17/20 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree 100%

Often just pull off the road in a nice spot to eat lunch. Once watched a small family of bighorn sheep frolicking on the hillside while we ate with the cars speeding by a few yards away not even noticing.

Or the elk that came right up to our window while eating and looked in at us (had the clean the elk noseprint off the glass).

You don't experience that in fast food restaurants.


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