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RE: Super Bowl Champs

Not sure what happened at the trophy presentation but the lady who represented the Broncos, IMO, got short changed. She is either a sister and co-owner or Pat Bowlen's wife. They started to give the trophy to her and one of the CBS guys said to give it to someone else, a team VP (?). I felt sorry for her and as she took a step back she looked bewildered.
Charlie D. 02/10/16 07:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sheared Lugs

I bought a new set of acorn nuts once. After 2 broken studs on one wheel I found that the hex on the nuts were slightly larger than the rim recess. Resulted in corner of hex hitting rim taper instead of the nut taper contacting the rim taper. All acorn nuts are not the same.
Charlie D. 02/08/16 05:59pm Towing
RE: 71 days and waiting for repair

The way I read the 1st post, the Camper is "not" in the shop at present. It will be going to the shop next week. Has the OP been dragging his feet in getting estimates of repairs to the Ins. Co? Of course not, it's always the Ins. Co. fault :@ Little late reading this but is it the responsibility of the insured to get estimates? What are claims adjusters for?
Charlie D. 02/08/16 02:38pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Cost cutting at Cedar Creek?

Manufacturers have a choice: either raise prices to keep up with inflation or lower costs. Since most of the pricing discussion in this forum is `how do get a better deal' the latter usually is the way manufacturers go.I think some manufacturers just use that reasoning as an excuse to cheapen their line of products. I don't mind paying more for quality if that is what I am getting. It didn't stop auto manufactures from improving their products along with raising their prices. Doesn't appear to hurt their sales either. Besides that, what inflation? the Feds say their is little or no inflation. :E Yep and soon we will be PAYING the banks to keep our money.
Charlie D. 02/07/16 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tire time - Destination AT, Dueler Revo, Transforce AT?

IdaD - what you no like about TransForce HT ? OEM on my 2013 Less than 25,000 miles and were down to wear bars. Have the Transforce HT on camper for 1 year. I don't expect mileage to be an issue on camper.
Charlie D. 02/02/16 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Park Recommendations / Overnights

RVParkfreviews.com. They have a section that will give you a Google view. You can visit the Passport America web site and they have a list of campgrounds with maps
Charlie D. 01/30/16 05:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Self-leveling electric stabilizers - NOT Lippert

Is that the one with 2 motors or 1? One motor. Motor is on passenger side. Nut for manual operation is on drivers side. I follow you on the Prime Time forum.:) I use a different name there.
Charlie D. 01/27/16 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Self-leveling electric stabilizers - NOT Lippert

The Ultra fab from e-trailer is a piece of junk. I have met 2 other owners who had problems with them. When mine failed to raise the back for stability it would just grind and would sometimes raise. After opening the gear box I found the drive gear had a 1/16" key that was stripped. Yep, 1/16". Could not remove the key so I use an 18V cordless drill to raise and lower. Saved myself over $400. For the record-I use my jacks for stabilizing not for lifting. fj12ryder-IMO-has the correct answer.
Charlie D. 01/26/16 05:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Championship Sunday!

I thought the 2 point conversion by Carolina was being cheap and uncalled for at that point in the game. Disagree. Rewind back to Seahawks/Panthers Division playoff game.Carolina didn't put a single point on the board in the second half. Panthers excel at a lot of things, but they were ranked last in second half offensive production in the league. Who knew such a stat existed? Thankfully, that didn't happen against the Cardinals. Not saying Ron Rivera lacked confidence in his team, but with 5 minutes remaining, stranger things have happened in the NFL. I understand the rationale. Cam Newton? Looks like the guy is thoroughly enjoying himself and it rubs off on the team. I know I love watching him play, exciting to see an NFL QB do something beside throw all game. X2 We can agree to disagree.:) The Arizona and Seahawk game was completely different. Anything can happen but with 5 minutes in the game, must pass every down and Palmer having no idea what to do, receivers dropping balls and Panthers ability to run the ball to use up time I doubt that anyone including coaches though the outcome would be any different. BUT, you are fans of the Panthers so your comments are to be expected. IF Carolina was my team I would agree with you.
Charlie D. 01/26/16 08:13am Around the Campfire
RE: I-10 Across Texas - West to East

I take 1604 on the north side when heading to Fredericksburg.
Charlie D. 01/25/16 05:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Questions about power for overnighting

He did say he would be overnighting in a parking lot.
Charlie D. 01/25/16 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Championship Sunday!

I will be pulling for the Bronco's but expect Carolina to have little trouble winning. Panthers are a great team peaking at the right time and playing physical almost error free football. If I had a wish it would be for Newton to tone down his enthusiasm at bit. I thought the 2 point conversion by Carolina was being cheap and uncalled for at that point in the game.
Charlie D. 01/25/16 05:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flagpole suggestions

The pole is similar to the Flagpole Buddy pole which has several problems: 1. The pins tend to wear larger holes in the pole. 2. The upper sections without pins tend to collapse. Maybe they have a better pole - don't know. Where are they located? Two other observations: 1. Their ladder mount requires climbing up the ladder. It is very short vertically which will place a lot more stress on the ladder. 2. Their $78 disk solar light is identical to the 2 I purchased on ebay for $20 each. In my years of having and using a Poles and Holders pole in many harsh environment I have never had any of those problems. It is a better pole than the ones by Flagpole buddy,I have compared them when one failed at the beach one time in moderate winds. The company is located in So Calif. 9970 Bell Ranch Drive, Unit 105 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Never said they were cheap but sometimes you have to pay for a quality product. I had problems with collapse but found if I twist hard as I extend it does not collapse. Have to hit the end firmly on the ground to collapse for storage. Ladder mount holder. Installed it at a lower level so I don;t have to climb and use a small bungee cord as high as I can reach to hold it against the ladder to keep it from banging around.
Charlie D. 01/25/16 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fading front cap on 2016 Crusader 5er

Paul Clancy, thank you for that info. What should be my first order of business....contacting the dealer or Prime Time MFG? I have found contacting Prime Time THEN the dealer works best for me but my dealer was less than helpful. Ditto. From your location I believe you bought from Dixie RV. Used to live in Gonzales and bought my first 5er from them. They are notorious for delays, poor communication and workmanship. I would contact Dixie and ALSO Prime Time so they are aware.
Charlie D. 01/22/16 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Buffalo 32 m settlement

Every had Andouille ? Andouille is not what it used to be. Health depts, at least in Louisiana, where it is hugely popular has force a change. Was a time when it,like Boudin, had hog blood in it. Hogs head cheese received its name because its brain matter was used. Not allowed anymore. I do eat Boudin a lot when I find it made to my taste which is mainly firm rice. Often the rice is mushy. Andouille when I can get it to cook Gumbo, Jambalaya, etc. Much easier to find when I lived around the Baton Rouge area. Tasso is also very good in those dishes. In Europe it often has tripe, chitterlings, etc. EDIT: I should have added that my comments for Boudin and Andouille are referring to what is sold to the public. I understand that any and everything goes depending upon what they do in their kitchens for private consumption.
Charlie D. 01/21/16 07:31pm RV Pet Stop
Bagman

O.K. Bags. Update me on what is going on at OSU. Looks like LSU's recruiting class is slipping a little and OSU has had an LSU commit to flip to your side. Whatcha gonna do with those QB's? There IS such a thing as "too many".
Charlie D. 01/21/16 08:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Annuities

Sounds like the new adviser has your interests in mind. Good luck.
Charlie D. 01/19/16 06:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electrical Breaker.

Checked the main panel today. 480V 400 amp main. Will be checking with the utility. Golden HVAC you said: As for the church, there is a problem that keeps burning up the surge protectors" We had a spike go through one surge protector that took out the organ but no other equipment was affected. Sound system, computer printer etc. The utility seems to have a history of issues in the area of the church. They have an alert system that notifies those affected of the number of people affected and when service will be restored estimate. Friday's surge supposedly took out 750 people but the church had the surge but no power loss. The surge also affected my house but no power loss and no damage.
Charlie D. 01/17/16 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Breaker.

Whole house surge protectors should not be that expensive, and I do not understand them saying you need a 'larger' system when there are more circuit breakers to protect. The surge protector is sized based on your main panel circuit breaker size, not how many circuit breakers are attached to it. As for the church, there is a problem that keeps burning up the surge protectors. Have an electrician check the ground bond, tightness of all the lugs on the major circuit breakers. At my work, there had been a 480 volt 225 amp electric panel in use for 15 years, and we discovered one of the main lugs going into that panel was just 'snug' and not actually tightened. My guess is the electrician put on this wire to this lug, and tightened it just enough to keep the huge wire from slipping out, while struggling to get the other wires on the lugs and tightened all of those wires, just not this one connection. Anyway it went on for 15 years! And the panel has a load of between 50 and 100 amps on it at 480 volts! So yes it can happen. When I worked for City of Long Beach CA, they checked all of the electrical panels with a temp sensing camera and found that many lugs needed to be tightened. Another review the following year found that everything was still tight. So I wondered if the original contractor employee never did tighten the lugs, or if they deformed over time? and heating and cooling as amperage goes through the wires. Have fun camping! Fred. We have not contacted anyone so "they" did not say anything. I am making the assumption that the larger the main breaker is the larger the surge protector.
Charlie D. 01/17/16 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Are we near the bottom of the stock market decline ?

Spoke to my broker yesterday and he encouraged me to stay invested. When the market was climbing I made fairly good money. More than enough to cover my withdrawals. I am 67. With the market falling 12+ per cent I am down 2% this year. I wish to preserve capital first and making gains second so I am conservative. I think that the market will have a tough time recovering until oil prices rebound and that will take some time with the oil glut we have. That may compound the problem with sanctions beginning to be lifted on Iran and providing additional oil to the market.Some energy companies will loose money on oil but those that consume oil and natural gas will have improved profits. China is another big worry with them manipulating their currency and economy slowing. My broker and reports I have seen is that China is not what is causing the downturn but people's perceptive that it is is causing fear
Charlie D. 01/16/16 08:29pm Around the Campfire
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