During out recent stay in Red Bay we went over to talk to the guys at HHH Electronics. This company supplies all of the LEDs (among other electrical components) for the Tiffin coaches. I indicated to them that we didn't like the brighter white color that I had selected. They suggested that I go over to the plant and take a look at the finished rigs which all had LEDs installed. We did, and were impressed. We wound up purchasing 58 bulbs to replace all of the ceiling halogens in our rig. The purchased bulbs cost $7.00 each and are rated at 2.2 watts per bulb.
Moving along to our next adventure, we drove to a small local post office in an attempt to receive our mail via "General Delivery" later in the week. We use America's Mailbox as our mail forwarding company in South Dakota and have experienced absolutely zero problems since signing up with them last October. Up to this point, however, each mail "drop" had been sent to the campground we were currently staying in. We are currently staying in a Corp of Engineers park and they will not accept mail addressed to campers. Not a problem (or so we thought). Our research prior to beginning the FTing lifestyle indicated that we could have mail delivered to a small, local post office as General Delivery. We took a look at the USPS website and found a small post office near us that was listed as accepting General Delivery mail. Since we weren't doing a whole lot yesterday during a very rainy day we decided to make a drive over to the post office. Well.....it's a good thing we did. The clerk advised us that they cannot accept General Delivery mail and that it is "against the rules". Those who did are breaking the rules. Karen informed her that MANY, MANY post offices accept this type of mail, but the clerk was an unbending beauracratic type (or just ignorant), and we left without success. On to the next post office. We drove the same distance north to the next post office. This office is larger than the first, but immediately indicated that they do receive General Delivery mail. Amazing, huh?
The lesson to be learned here is that if the first Post Office declines your request for General Delivery, then just try another one.
Just out of curiousity, what has been others' experience with General Delivery and the post office?
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