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About marthabarnes

  • Birthday 09/20/1937

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    Merritt Island, Florida
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    RV'ing with The Challengers Chapter of FMCA
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  1. I have a 2014 Nissan Frontier SV and need to tow it. I understand it will take a differential disconnect. Has anyone done this and about what is the price? My husband now needs a handicap cart and that just won't fit into my SmartCar. Thanks for your help. I live in Merritt Island, FL, yrosef3291@aol.com... Martha
  2. I have 2 SmartCars. Both are 2013. I have towed SmartCars for about 5 years and have had no problems. My husband has the convertible and I have "plain Jane". We both use Roadmaster and do not have any problems with the wheels not staying straight. We do not use any brake system or battery disconnect. I have a 35' Fleetwood Terra LX and he has a 16'' Roadtrek. I have some friends that use BlueOx and they both have to use bungie-cords to keep the front wheels straight. SmartCar is an ideal tow vehicle. I also carry a disability cart in the SmartCar. Martha Barnes, yrosef3291@aol.com, 321-501-0301
  3. I wish I had seen this a long time ago. I have been towing my SmartCar for 3 years and have never had a problem. I tow 4-wheels down. I do not use a battery disconnect and have never had problems with the batteries. I hope you have been towing and enjoying the SmartCar. Martha Barnes, F-003291, Merritt Island, FL 32953 yrosef3291@aol.com, 321-501-0301
  4. I got a call from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. They have room for parking a motorhome BUT you cannot stay overnight. I have a friend that lives in Jacksonville and I left a message for him to call me and let me know the closest campground. I'll get back to you again. Martha Barnes
  5. Most of the large medical hospitals have room for motorhomes. Contact the hospital and ask them about parking there and is possible you need electric and will be a patient while there. I bet they can help you. God bless and you will be in our prayers. Martha Barnes, F-3291
  6. marthabarnes

    Just Smelling The Roses

    Here are some pictures of great places to go and wonderful people to travel with.
  7. I have a 2007 Fleetwood Terra LX with a 5.5 Onan. I always prime before starting. It will start, runs great, but in 15 minutes it just stops. I can reprime and it will do the same. When I remove the cover, I can see a clear glass that holds the gas after I prime it. When it stops, the glass cover is empty. Any suggestions? Martha Barnes, Merritt Island, FL yrosef3291@aol.com 321-501-0301, solo driver
  8. Here's an interesting article I received. Senior Discounts (If you're not a senior, please pass this on to someone who is!) As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over 55 get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. Being that age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. As I waited for my turn, I thought about the consequences of doing so. If the employee asked me for I.D., it could be embarrassing having to show my license. But if she didn't ask for proof, I would get depressed that I really did look "old" and that I didn't need to prove it. Since I always like to save money, I boldly asked for the discount, and sadly she just rang up the discount (even though I am convinced I don't look a day over 54). Anyway, this incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50. This list may not only be useful for you, your friends and family, but it might also be appreciated by your clients. You might consider sending them an e-mail about it and link to our site in the e-mail, or maybe include it in your newsletter. Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free. Restaurants Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) Arby's: 10% off (55+) Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+) Bennigan's: discount varies by location Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) Captain D's Seafood: discount varies on location (62+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+) Chili's: 10% off (55+) CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+) Culver's: 10% off (60+) Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+), free coffee with AARP card Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+) Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker�s dozen of bagels (60+) Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter (55+) Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+) Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) IHOP: 10% off (55+) Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+) KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+) Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) Long John Silver's: various discounts at participating locations (55+) McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday (55+) Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+) Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+) Subway: 10% off (60+) Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+) Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) TCBY: 10% off (55+) Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+) Village Inn: 10% off (60+) Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) Wendy's: 10% off (55+) White Castle: 10% off (62+) Retail And Apparel Banana Republic: 10% off (50+) Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+) Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+) Big Lots: 10% off Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+) C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) Clarks: 10% off (62+) Dress Barn: 10% off (55+) Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kmart: 20% off (50+) Kohl's: 15% off (60+) Modell's Sporting Goods: 10% off Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+) The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+) Stein Mart:: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+) Grocery Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+) American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+) Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+) Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+) Fry's Supermarket: free Fry�s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+) Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+) Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location) [NOTE: it is 5% on Wednesdays] Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+) Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+) Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+) Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 5% off (62+) Travel Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+) Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Amtrak: 15% off (62+) Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Best Western: 10% off (55+) Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+) Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+) Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Greyhound: 5% off (62+) Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+) Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+) InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+) Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler�s Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+) Motel 6: 10% off (60+) Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+) National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Activities And Entertainment AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+) Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+) Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+) Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+) Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+) Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripley�s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+) SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+) Cell Phone Discounts AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+) Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+) Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
  9. Nearest Camping World can connect your SmartCar for towing.
  10. I tow a SmartCar with my motorhome and have had no problems. The battery does not die, it tows like it's not back there, and a trailer for it is not required. I also have a Chevy Equinox Sport and Chevy Traverse and they are also set up to tow. Equinox must be a Sport to tow it. Martha Barnes Just Smelling The Roses Fleetwood Terra LX Merritt Island, FL
  11. I want to register with you for my Husband, Marion Leroy Barnes. Leroy Barnes Navy 4 years Don't know launching aircrat on USS Kerasage carrier Korea Thanks to all our military personnel for the dedication and support to the USA!
  12. I have been RVing since 1956 and have had many motorhomes. When I pull out of my backyard the generator is running, the A/C is on (if hot weather), the refig is on electric. If the weather is cold I don't run the a/c but that happens very seldom. When I traded my last motorhome (10 years old)I had 10,000 hours on my generator and everytime I took it in for oil change and check-ups they told me I would never have a problem with the generator because I used it properly. When parked in my backyard I go out every week, turn on the generator, start the a/c, and let it run for about an hour. I do my motorhome inside cleaning or just sit and watch TV. After 10 years with that generator I NEVER had a problem. Now I have another motorhome (4 years old) and the generator is going to be as good as the last one. Onan make a great product. I do run the engine A/C once a day when traveling for about 30 minutes then turn it off.
  13. marthabarnes

    Just Smelling The Roses

    Martha Barnes The Challengers Travel with me and "smelling the roses"!
  14. We all went to Perry and had a good time in spite of the rain and mud. It was cold and that was my kind of weather. Rain would not be a problem if everyone would quit moving their cars - that's what made the mud. We all got out with no problem but in the hardest of the rain we were all surrounded by water. Just put on your boots and go! Trams were excellent and drivers and helpers were very friendly. I was parked in electric and the parking was great also. We had plenty room between coaches so we could use awning and slides and put car next to vehicle. The electric generators were parked about 50 feet from me and during the night I slept so good - their noise did not bother me. I highly recommend electric area. From past Perry rallies it was so odd to see the number of coaches down this year and the number of vendors. Now it's time to head to Bowling Green for the next FMCA rally. I'm on my way........see ya there!
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