Old-Biscuit, sounds like you still have some spare time on your hands!! :B So some serious stuff like I did, get your fishing gear out and check everything out and give it a good cleaning. I have had the same rods and reels for thirty years or more but have not used them since my fishing partner passed about seven years ago. :( I purchased my lifetime hunting and fishing license last year and decided that this year I would make a serious effort to return to fishing. I discovered that age and lack of use has taken a toll on all of my gear. :R It looks like a trip to Bass Pro Shop is in the future for me, my wife says to wait until Fathers Day, but that is almost two months away, she does not realize that there are thousands of fish just waiting to be caught.....:W
From a Vet, wear it if you like it, heck even go to the Army/Navy surplus store and buy one, makes no difference to me. Although I have worn and still own a boonie, I prefer a wider brim hat for sun protection. I too have hade spots on my face and neck removed and have found that a mesh style straw hat with a wider brim to offer more protection than the boonie. Also, I am sure they told you to wear a LOT of sunscreen while outside.......
I had my brake shoes and bearings checked about 3 weeks ago. After pulling the tires off, both the Mechanic and I examined them and saw no defects in the tires or bearings. I am old school, I think $49.00 a year is good insurance to eyeball something you can not see and also have a trained pair of eyes look at them also. JMHO.......
We sold our TT several years ago, DW had medical issues and just getting in and our of the TT presented problems. Now, with the help of medications she is more mobile and we wanted to return to camping, on a smaller scale, shorter trips. I was thinking of going back to a PU also, with a bathroom also, but then I remembered all of the cranking and also added an electric lift to my wants. I happened upon a used 19 foot Hi-Lo camper last winter and it is ideal for us. Electric-hydraulic lift system, complete bathroom and is small enough to park in the back yard. We can be parked and set up in less than 30 minutes. You can do it, just keep looking.......
We found that premiums and companies covering you depend on the area where you live plus all of the other factors such as age, general health, any medications you are taking and so on. You might want to check with your Doctor(s) if there are any plans they do not accept, my DWs Doctor for example does not accept any Wellcare plans, claims they are very slow on paying. It can be very confusing, good luck.
I see them almost every day 3/4 of the year and have been behind many up and down Highway 65, never have seen a problem. There are plenty of passing lanes, so taking your time of you feel the need is not a problem.
rwj146, as a fellow VNV, I suggest that you stay with the story that has been told for years. It has been what, at least 45 or so years since the Brother has passed. Going into detail may not be a good thing for his family, and more important for you either. Describing a persons death as violent as what I assume his was, can't give anyone any comfort. I suggest telling them what little you do remember of the man, shared times together, and IF pressed about his exact situation, just tell them you can not go there for your own mental wellbeing. If they can not understand that, they will never be satisfied........... JMHO
199th Light Infantry Bde., Jan. 1970 - November 1970
Rangerbait, have a great trip. Do not worry about trying to cram everything in the trailer you "think" you might need, there are plenty of WalMarts on the route.
Our favorite trip out west was on the highway from the Grand Canyon up through Monument Valley to the Four Corners area. Take your time through there and let the kids out to explore, they will never forget it.
Welcome home Brothers!!! I had forgotten all about it, heard of it several years ago but almost all of America has forgotten. :R I spent 1970 touring the lovely countryside of Viet Nam, like others it seems like too little, too late for most of us.
I only have one question I keep asking, (myself mostly), most of us were doing something our Country asked us to do, or for some of us, did not have much choice, and our friends and neighbors disliked what Service men and women did. Are we much different than our Fathers who served before us?
I close my eyes and see some of the names of friends and Brothers etched the stone, so for me, Viet Nam Veterans Day is everyday. Veterans Day on November 11 is all the day I need. :C
Woody, great news for you and yours!!!! My wife and I are also returning to the RV lifestyle. We were trailerless for five years, I purchased a used Hi-Lo 19 footer last winter and we are getting it ready for our first trip after Easter. It sure feels good to look out the back door and see SOMETHING there......
Charlie, I usually ASSUME most RVers have some common sense about most things. Of course, on hilly or uneven sites the way I do things dictate the method I use to un-hitch my trailer. Since we often just go to RV parks or State or COE parks, MOST sites are fairly level. Also, most of my advice, must be taken with a grain or two of salt.......:B
What I do is:
Back or pull into site, Check level before chocking wheels.
If satisfied with position, chock wheels of trailer front and back.
Put truck in NEUTRAL, turn engine off.
Jack up tongue, if it sticks on the ball, use your butt to push on the back of the truck, just enough to make it rock a little.
Hitch usually releases after a couple of bumps on the truck.
When hitch clears the ball, disconnect chains and emergency brake cable and power cord, then move truck and grab a cold one, (Diet Coke of course.)
O.K., I was the one playing in the RV yesterday, (Saturday). Need to stock up this new to us Hi-Lo to get ready to get back in the lifestyle again. :B We have been camperless for almost five years because of medical issues with my DW. Medication changes and other factors started us talking about camping again last Spring. I found this used 19 ft. Hi-Lo about 4 months ago and brought it home. We HOPE it works out and we can do some 3 to 4 day trips this year.
It feels so GOOD to go out and walk into a camper again....:B This unit does not have the storage space we used to have, so planning and stocking items takes some getting used to. After taking the trailer to the mechanic to get wheel bearings packed, checking and adjusting the brakes and taking a good look at the tires, we should be road ready. Hope to see everyone around Arkansas this summer and fall.....:C
We had WAY to many pecan halves left over from Christmas. My DW usually bakes and makes candy and such to use up several gallon ziplock bags full of pecan halves, this year she had two full bags leftover. Freezing them is o.k., but they usually have a little taste to them after freezing. She talked me into looking into making something with them so I looked up "toasted pecan halves" on the internet and found several simple recipes. Here is the basic recipe:
3 cups pecan halves
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
tablespoon of sea salt (or in my case, a little more to taste)
Preheat oven to 325, melt butter and pour over pecans and stir. Add salt and stir again, pour on cookie sheet, spread out in a single layer (I used a sheet of parchment paper and am glad I did). Cook for 20 minutes and remove, let cool completely.
I made two batches last week and they are almost gone......
Go to Walmart, purchase a 30a to 15a reducer, plug a short 25 ft. extension cord into house receptacle, insert reducer and plug 30a cord in. This has worked for three of my units over the years, just do not try to use other appliances (such as microwave, TV or other load pulling appliances) and it should power a 15,000 btu air unit fine