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Old 12-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #41
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I also live near Tallahassee but am currently in Hawaii being the guest chef for a food truck. My favorite Florida vegetable? It's a toss up between okra and pork (the most mobile of the vegetable family).
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:22 PM   #42
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....The weather has been great; we were in the pool today, water 86F. We're going to be a little sad to head west, I doubt anywhere will have these temperatures....
Well then, don't leave till you're good and ready. It's your trip, don't make the mistake of over-scheduling it. Be footloose and fancy-free.

As for all this talk about red potatoes, they certainly are better than those big Idahos, but my favorite is the small, buttery, yellow-gold potatoes.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:30 AM   #43
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Let me hear you repeat your temperature in 6 more months!! It gets way too hot in the summer there.
I'll take the three to five degrees hotter in July & Aug for the twenty degrees warmer in Dec. & Jan any time! (Above figures come from weather.com for average high monthly temperatures for Philadelphia PA area where I grew up, compared to Pensacola FL area where I now live.)

However, I'll agree with you when it comes to the inland areas like Orlando - once you get away from the moderating Atlantic or Gulf, it can be quite miserable.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:37 AM   #44
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Another FL winter feature is not simply the beautiful sunsets but the fact that they occur at 6PM instead of 4PM in NH.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #45
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Close Norm,
4:20 pm for NH and 5:30 for Miami, the days are longer the further south due to the earth's tilt. Enjoy the extra sunshine, wish you could bottle it up and take it north. How are you solar panels holding up, are they keeping your battery charged?
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #46
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Yes, the days are longer due to the earth's tilt. Interestingly Sunrise is about the same time in both locations. One important difference is the position in the time zone. Wauchula is near the end of the time zone and Hampton is near the beginning of the time zone.

My major concern with the panels has been the High Bond Tape. Would they hold the panels in place? It seems to be working fine. As well the batteries seem charged every night however it's not much of a test because we have full hookups though the Convertor is off.

Presently the batteries are only supporting the fridge fan (which we run most of the time), the lights and the air conditioner's fans. We have run the AC unit twice for a couple of hours, once when it was humid and a second time when Ginny was cooking a 3 burner meal and it just got too hot in the kitchen. Once we leave FL I think we'll have more severe tests of the solar panels.

I mentioned that we had a few places where we've lost some Red Max Pro 3 coverage - a couple of nickle sized spots on the rock shield and a few similar spots on the top front corners. At first I was suspicious of a poor wax removal process but now I'm not sure. Possibly little kicked up 'bits' because they're all on front facing surfaces. Regardless everyone who see's our rig this it's brand new because it glows. Like most imperfections, the builder sees them all... we're now up to 20 Scamp tours.

Wauchula 5:43 PM, Hampton 4:19 Pm

Wauchula 7:17 AM, Hampton 7:14 AM

Happy New Year, wishing you the very best and miles of safe RVing
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