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RE: Good Friday

Sign of the times. If there is a buck to be made somebody's gonna do it. There is, however, a lot to be said for taking time to smell the roses....JMHO. :)
Drbolasky 04/18/14 06:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Reese Dual Cam Verses Pro-Pride

I've been towing our rig with the DC setup for 12 years. It is more than adequate. Set up is straight-forward but DO follow the instructions to the letter. I found it helpful to take the rig for some test-drives experimenting with differing numbers of links under tension/ball mount angle, etc.
Drbolasky 04/18/14 06:41am Towing
RE: Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Sequoia RV Ranch. Nice place but be sure you have your bug repellant.
Drbolasky 04/17/14 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Complete Newbie Seeking Guidance

However, with a newborn I don't think RV'ing is right around the corner. Didn't stop us. We camped in our old pop-up when our daughter was all of 5 months old.
Drbolasky 04/17/14 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: EL Camino

Have your friend check out chevytalk.com - my son joined when he began working on his '58 Biscayne. It's a forum similar to this one so the networking to find parts should go easier. I'll echo what IBcarguy said - if one is restoring the car for yourself & your own enjoyment, GREAT! I know too many guys who've done restorations or built street rods who will never recover what they put in their cars.
Drbolasky 04/05/14 06:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Wife drive's the Freightliner

We talk about this every now & then: DW can (and has) piloted the rig on her own but she won't do anything in the CG unless it's a pull-thru. I guess that means she can't dispose of me any time soon!!
Drbolasky 04/03/14 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: For whom the bell tolls:::::(a total waste of time)

After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bellringer was needed. The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process. After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he decided to call it a day when a lone, armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bellringers job. The bishop was incredulous, "You have no arms!" "No matter," said the man, "Observe!" He then began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon. The bishop listened in astonishment, convinced that he had finally found a suitable replacement for Quasimodo. Suddenly, rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless man tripped, and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below. The stunned bishop rushed to his side. When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, "Bishop, who was this man?" "I don't know his name," the bishop sadly replied, "but his face rings a bell." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (but wait, there's more...) The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his interviews for the bellringer of Notre Dame. The first man to approach him said, "Your excellency, I am the brother of the poor, armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry yesterday. I pray that you honor his life by allowing me to replace him in this duty." The bishop agreed to give the man an audition, and as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest and died on the spot. Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this second tragedy,rushed up the stairs to his side. "What has happened?" the first breathlessly asked, "Who is this man?" "I don't know his name," sighed the distraught bishop, "but he's a dead ringer for his brother". As they collected the brother's personal belongings, one of the monks noticed the late bell-ringer had left a small sack containing his noon meal by the steps. Picking it up and showing it to the Bishop, the monk asked, "What do you supposed this is?" Said the Bishop, "Why, it's the lunch bag of Notre Dame."
Drbolasky 04/03/14 03:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Just ignore the gate and flashing lights

The cynical side of me says the driver is somehow going to try to blame the engineer for the accident...... JMHO
Drbolasky 04/03/14 02:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Crater Lake National Park 2014

......I wouldn't plan camping up there until July. We visited Crater Lake back in 2009. It was July 9 when we got there and there was still snow along the waterline on the lake and in the woods. We all got out of the car and had a snowball fight........in JULY! The tour boats on the lake had just started operating a few days prior to that.
Drbolasky 03/31/14 08:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Posts about weight got me thinking (RANT of sorts)

Yet the 'fine print' is never seen, read or understood Maximum trailer weights in pounds for properly equipped vehicles with no cargo May vary depending on model, trim and/or powertrain. Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight assumes a towing vehicle with any mandatory options, no cargo, tongue load of 10-15 (conventional trailer) or king pin weight of 15-25% (fifth-wheel trailer), and driver only (150 pounds). Weight of additional options, passengers, cargo and hitch must be deducted from this weight. Right on the money.
Drbolasky 03/30/14 05:53am Towing
RE: Lott Rot?

There is something wrong with a dealer that has to verbally bash a competitor to their potential customer. It has to make you wonder why he feels the need to do that. Totally agree. Find another dealer.
Drbolasky 03/27/14 08:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: High prices on bolts and nuts

Stainless steel is very expensive and there is rarely a good reason why you should be using it. Yep.
Drbolasky 03/27/14 03:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Can you identify these 1950's vehicles

Also 44 right out of 48......I guess that means I'm a classic, too. I got 2 of the Mercurys mixed and the Henry J and the Kaiser reversed. The most interesting frame was the one with the hood ornaments.
Drbolasky 03/27/14 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: 3/4 ton cargo van

I towed a 6,000 lb. trailer for 9 years with a Dodge 3/4 ton window van, and in certain respects I liked it more than our current TV. It was the 5.9L with 4.10 rear axle. Loaded and ready to camp we were about 1,000 lbs. below our GCWR and I don't know that I would have wanted to to get any closer to the maximum. Performance was adequate for all but the longest and steepest grades. Both the previous replies you your post are right on the money. I flirted with the idea of getting a Ford E-350 diesel van for a while, but I couldn't justify the expense as it would have been my daily driver more than anything else.
Drbolasky 03/23/14 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Road conditions US15 in PA

I can only speak to the northern third and the southern third. Rt. 15 north from Williamsport to the NY line is in excellent condition. From the junction with Rt. 581 in Harrisburg south to the Mason-Dixon Line is also good. There are a few portions just above Gettysburg that may have some "cratering" in the concrete slabs but nothing you can't avoid. The last time I drove Rt. 15 from Williamsport south to I-80 was in March of 2012. It's a nice drive but you have a number of intersections and traffic lights in S. Williamsport and again around the Allenwood area. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 03/23/14 07:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing 5th Wheel in Yellowstone NP

Cody to Fishing Bridge via the East Gate of YNP is a nice drive. Our trip to Yellowstone is now 10 years in the past. I don't know if they enlarged any of the sites in Fishing Bridge when they did the utility upgrade a couple of years back, but your 32' rig will be a snug fit, as it was for us at only 28'. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 03/22/14 06:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cincinnati Ohio to Harrisburg PA

I would suggest you map it out and see what you might expect in more time and trouble vs the tolls. Last time I was on the Penn Pike between New Stanton and Harrisburg, it was all good road. Agree.
Drbolasky 03/20/14 07:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Niagara Falls

We stayed at the KOA on Lundy's Lane and liked it very much. A tourist shuttle operated (at the time - that was 2007) and although it was expensive it not out of line with other tourist services. Sites in the KOA are level but not very large. Clean and well-managed. Take part of a day and go up to the locks on the Welland Canal at St. Catherines. Very impressive.
Drbolasky 03/18/14 03:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jacksonvill, FL to Allentown, PA

Rt. 15 from Gettysburg to Rt. 581 to I-83 north. When you get to the interchange take I-81 north, then I-78 east to Allentown. Rt. 222 is a nice drive but congestion on the two-lane stretch on either side of Rt. 73 is the pits. If you need directions to a specific destination in Allentown feel free to drop me a PM.
Drbolasky 03/17/14 03:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV camping closest to Legoland

We ran into the same problem around the July 4 holiday back in 2009. We wound up in a CG/Marina in Lake Elsinore. While not really close to LegoLand it worked for us.
Drbolasky 03/17/14 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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