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RE: A peeve of mine.

I think most of them hate their job and simple carry a bad attitude around. Don't paint them all with the same brush. The vast majority of truckers are professional and courteous. With the amount of miles they put on in a year they have to be.
08UltraRider 08/27/14 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Thoughts on Roadschooling

I have neighbours who when they moved in had just completed a 2 year trip around North America with their 2 daughters which they home schooled during that time. Both girls are doing great where one just graduated from nursing school and the other is still attending school in the medical field. I wondered about the girls not being able to interact with friends during the 2 years but it didn't seem to affect them at all. Check out this LINKabout a family with 12 kids currently on the road.
08UltraRider 08/26/14 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Bristol Baby

Comparing JJ to KB is like comparing an apple to a bowling ball... I'm not a fan of either but I gotta say I like watching Kyle too... especially live... A racing moment I'll have to remember was when I was at Charlotte last year I got to watch him win the truck race and when he climbed out of the truck amongst the heavy boo's.... he wiped the tears away with the checkered flag... Priceless!!! IMO, at this point in time, Kyle Busch will never win a Sprint Cup Championship. He has incredible talent but he sometimes beats himself by over driving the car or making a mistake like he did on Saturday when he got caught speeding. He has in the past criticised the crew over the radio blaming them he isn't at the front. It's a team effort where sometimes I feel Kyle forgets that! Jimmie finished fourth thanks to Chad and the team after he was caught speeding twice. Even though I'm not a fan of them, my money is on the 48 TEAM for number 7 this year...
08UltraRider 08/25/14 11:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Astronauts' insight on sleep deprivation

Just spent 34 years on the Railroad... On call 24/7 with 2 hours notice all over the clock. I.e. one day at 10:00 in the morning then the next at 01:00 AM. This retirement gig and getting to get back on a regular sleep schedule is pretty sweet!
08UltraRider 08/23/14 10:51am Around the Campfire
RE: James Garner passes away.

I can't remember the name of the movie but Sally Fields was his co-star and was about a woman trying to raise her young son on her own after her divorce. Set way out in the country somewhere. Murphy's Romance?
08UltraRider 07/20/14 09:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Canada to US border crossing

Seems like it depends a lot on who's manning the checkpoint. =snip= The agents were taking everything out of the RV. Don't know if he was a Canadian or U.S. citizen, or what he did wrong, but I bet he had to reload by himself. It really depends on the answers more than whose asking the questions. It could have been he gave them a reason to search by his answers or been a random search. I was selected for a random search at Coutts/Sweetgrass a few years ago where they put everything back. And again when I was flying home where my luggage was randomly selected by Homeland Security and they kept it in Houston to return it after searching on another flight the next day. I've been asked several times by the US side if i've ever been fingerprinted which the answer is yes every time. Simple explaination when and why then carry on...
08UltraRider 07/18/14 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: NASCAR Triple Weekend

I watch Nascar to have fun and Kyle is fun to watch. X2 I'm not a KB fan either but he has some encredible raw talent... And... like you said he is fun to watch. If there was another 10 Kyle Busch's out there perhaps there would be a lot less empty seats in the stands.
08UltraRider 06/02/14 10:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: NASCAR decline

Probably looked like it on TV it was filled to capacity with the different colored seats but there were some empty ones albeit not many. We got our 4 tickets for the All Star and Coke 600 at the end of October 2012 and sat in row 30 just before the Start/Finish line. Being able to get good seats that easily says a lot about the subject of this thread. We went to the Daytona 500 years ago where the only way back then to get tickets (for us anyway) was through a package from a Travel Agent. The TA we went through had a block of 100 seats in the Depalma Tower.
08UltraRider 05/23/14 11:05am Around the Campfire
RE: NASCAR decline

The ironic thing about this is if I recall correctly last year Harvick made a pass for the win on the last lap of last years 600? I was there... I don't recall exactly how many but he lead the last 20 or so laps...
08UltraRider 05/20/14 10:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric Cars & Taxes

The fix most talked about is to levy a per mile road tax. This is the fix that's being said up here.
08UltraRider 05/13/14 12:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone had lasik, please share your thoughts.

went out and bought a couple pair of readers at the drug store and I am good to go. Exactly what I did.... :)
08UltraRider 05/09/14 04:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2013 Montana High Country

I own a 2012 343RL that I took delivey on in June 2011. No issues with the slide system other than the cables on the main slide was out of adjustment which was corrected with warranty. I did however change the springs after a 5000 mile trip to Charlotte NC last year. The 343 with 3 slides and the kitchen on the left side is heavier by approx 800 lbs on that side. When we got home I noticed the trailer was leaning to the left where I could see the springs were flattened on that side. I replaced them with heavier duty springs on both sides outside of warranty.
08UltraRider 05/09/14 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone had lasik, please share your thoughts.

I had it done in July 1999 and still see 20/20... sometimes 20/15 when my eyes aren't too dry... Reading is a different story. Lasik does nothing for near vision and they told me that when I had it done... Part of the aging process. At that time I was a good candidate because my eyesight had not changed in over 10 years so it was stable... If your vision is still changing you may not want to do it until it's more stable. Another thing they mentioned was my night vision where I'll see halos around lights especially street lights. For some people they never go away but they did for me in a couple of weeks after the proceedure. This was of course in 1999 so technology may have improved since then that its no longer an issue. In my case it was well worth the cost....
08UltraRider 05/09/14 03:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: 1982 Ford Fairmont sleeper runs 9.684 sec 144.86mph !

9's with no safety equipment. Dude is stupid, insane, or suicidal. X2 Can you imagine what the car would look like if he lost it at 145 mph?
08UltraRider 04/16/14 03:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Just ignore the gate and flashing lights

You just can't fix stupid. X3 I work as an Engineer where I see people slalom the gates almost on a daily basis. It's most disturbing when its close enough I can see kids inside the car! I might add that in my country running an operating crossing is the same as running a red light...
08UltraRider 04/07/14 05:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Toll thru Chicago on I80

Thanks for all the replies.... As I previously stated... It's not about the cost... Our extremely limited experience with toll roads was once (I don't recall where) we would be stopping every few miles to pay.... irritating.... I gather that's not the case here... thanks As mentioned above I think we'll invest in the EZ-Pass...
08UltraRider 01/27/14 01:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Toll thru Chicago on I80

Thanks for the quick replies... I'm not too concerned about how much.... it's more about how many times we'll have to stop... I should have been more specific in my OP. From what I gather the I-Pass is more for the locals than someone just passing through...
08UltraRider 01/25/14 05:07pm Roads and Routes
Toll thru Chicago on I80

We are in the planning stage for a trip from Calgary AB to the New York and Washington area in July. The route planned will hit I80 from Iowa where we plan on heading east to NY state from there which will take us thru the bottom side of Chicago. My question is.... How much is the toll on I80 thru Chicago and how far is it a toll road? I will be pulling a 38 foot 5er with my 3500 dually. Would it be worth it to find an alternate route around the tolls? From where I'm from I don't deal with toll roads at all so please excuse my ignorance. Thanks.
08UltraRider 01/25/14 04:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ranch hand grill guard?

I had one on my 2010 2500 HD Duramax that I just sold. I got it for animal strike protection where I hit a pheasant shortly after I got it so it paid for itself very quickly.
08UltraRider 11/30/13 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
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