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RE: Cherokee NC & Smokey Mtns Adventure (Pics)

We were in Cherokee the 21st or 22nd of October. We watched the elk behind the visitor center for quite some time. Lots of deer and Momma bear and triplets. Traffic was horrendous that week.
Retired andLoveIt 11/15/14 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weather is saying get going!

I've wanted to head south mid to late October for 5 years. The wife told me last week we would negotiate when we leave. She told a relative today that we would be heading south mid-October next year. I guess we won't have to negotiate now.
Retired andLoveIt 11/13/14 09:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Woman’s Sign Brings Garth Brooks Concert to a Halt

She was born and raised in my little town of 6500 people. When she was younger she was a waitress in a local restaurant. She moved to Osage Iowa after she married. I've never actually met her.
Retired andLoveIt 11/13/14 09:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Veterans Day.

I went to a Veterans program at the high school today wearing my uniform. One of the teachers sat me down with several students to share my experiences and tell them why it was important to do what I did. They were curious. I'll bet a vet would be able to spend hours answering questions.
Retired andLoveIt 11/11/14 07:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: For all the Veterans and Active Duty Military

I will take advantage of free breakfast at the local grocery deli. I usually don't participate. I may wear my uniform if I can still get it on. It still fit Memorial Day. I try to wear it at lest twice a year.
Retired andLoveIt 11/07/14 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: S O S

In the Navy we had another form of SOS. Ground beef in a tomato based sauce. Wasn't too bad though I prefer chipped beef. I have some dried beef from a local butcher. Genuine dried beef.
Retired andLoveIt 11/07/14 09:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Snowblowers - is bigger better?

I worked a 5hp 24" Areins to death. It took me 24 years though. Auger gearbox finally gave out. After 24 years no replacement parts. After that record I bought a new Areins. This one is 28" and who knows how many horse. Says 11.5 lbs. of torque. Top of the line Areins have a steel spout which I think works much better than the plastic spouts. I found that it throws snow pretty good but is so much bigger that it is harder to handle. If I'm lucky I don't have to use it before I go to Texas after Christmas. I did use it on wet heavy snow 2 years ago in May after I returned home. The neighbor got his MTD out and made one round in his drive and gave up. I got mine out and cleaned everyone on the block out. It was the first time had used it and it was 3 years old. Just personal preference but I firmly believe that you get what you pay for. I paid less than $1000 for it.
Retired andLoveIt 11/05/14 08:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: The Cold

Twenty one here this morning. I have yet to convince the wife that we should leave for Texas late October instead of waiting till after Christmas.
Retired andLoveIt 11/01/14 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: DEF addative

keep in mind that DEF has a shelf life. Varies with temperature. Usually about a year. It will crystallize. Ask me how I know. I didn't tow enough last year to empty the def tank. Luckily it was covered by my dealer. Tank was removed and about a cup of crystals was in it. Don't buy too far ahead.
Retired andLoveIt 10/20/14 07:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaves are changin'

We are heading to Gatlinburg/ Pidgeon Forge region today. Spending a week there. Hopefully we see some color. Taking motorcycle and staying in a motel. They say colors are changing in higher elevations. Plenty to do otherwise.
Retired andLoveIt 10/13/14 06:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best RV parks near Washington, D.C. and New York City?

We just spent a week in the D.C. area. We stayed in a hotel though. Just a few blocks from the metro. My first experience with the metro. We paid $2 for a senor card and round trip from Balston to Federal Triangle cost about $2.50. Just put credit on the card. We would leave about 8:30 A.M. and miss the biggest rush. As far as I'm concerned it's the best way to travel there. Something I noticed and was amazed by was the friendliness of the local people. We must have looked lost as we were asked if we needed help several times.
Retired andLoveIt 10/02/14 04:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Craiglist buyers...scratching my head...

I've given up on trying to sell on Craigslist. Usually about the first 4 replies are scams then the rest want the item for next to nothing. I recently listed a kitchen range in excellent condition. Not new but clean, well maintained and in good working order. Kitchen Aid convection oven. Asking $200. Several " I'll take it" but all no shows. Finally had a taker but offered me half of asking price. I got more satisfaction donating it to a veteran in need than selling to that person. Too big of a hassle.
Retired andLoveIt 10/02/14 08:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Arlington National Cemetary

I ran across this recently. Respect
Retired andLoveIt 08/28/14 08:48am Around the Campfire
RE: possible money making opportunity

It must be our lucky day. I just got this one: My Name Is REV. Michael lucas the Payment Director Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc, Please Confirm This Information As Urgent As Possible. Did You Send Mr Andersen Erik Robert Dedekam, From Usa To Come And Claim Your Contract /Inheritance Funds Valued At Usd$10 Million?. Your Funds Which Has Been Long Approved In Your Name By The Federal Government Of Nigeria, And Was Deposit Here In Union Bank Nigeria Plc. I Am Confused .Who Is Mr. Andersen Erik Robert Dedekam, Your Brother? He Just Emailed Me with A Power Of Attorney Stating That Your Total Fund Of $10.000.000.00 Shall Be Wired To His Bank Account As Your Next Of Kin The below Bank accounts are submitted by your representative(s)/Local associate(s)with some Legal and change of account document to divert your fund into their personal bank account: United States of America Account: Bank Name: Bank of America Bank Address: 5938 FM Road 2920 Spring, Texas 77379 United States of America Account Number: 5860-1175-0889 Swift Code: BOFAUS3N Routing Code: 111000025 Beneficiary: Andersen Erik Robert Dedekam But we decided not to make any transfer into the bank accounts without proper verification and authorization from you as the Beneficiary. Did you authorized the release of your fund into the above account? Please Quote This Payment Codes (Code :Fgn/Ubn3124-File111-Ubn) In All Conversation Or Else You Will Not Be Recognized As A Beneficiary/Contractor With This Government And Note That Any Further Message Without My Identification Or Passport Photograph Should Be Disregarded To Avoid Any Fraudulent Hijack Of Information. Regards, REV MICHAEL LUCAS Head Of Operation Foreign Remittance Department Union Bank Plc .
Retired andLoveIt 08/15/14 10:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Help please in finding dad's Veteran info

Veterans are usually encouraged to register their DD214 with the recorders office upon discharge. That may be a good place to start.
Retired andLoveIt 08/13/14 06:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Arlington National Cemetary

I will be there for the first time next month. It's been a long journey but I think I'm ready. I'm still apprehensive about how I will take it. I'm hoping it will help the healing process. There are names of friends and relatives on the Wall.
Retired andLoveIt 08/13/14 06:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Quetion for hydraulic engineers

When I worked for the University doing water quality research we used the same meters that most municipalities use. We regularly checked these meters for accuracy. We always found that because of wear to the internal parts of the meter that it was always the case that there was more flow than was being recorded. This means that because of the wear the advantage would always be to the consumer. These meters are what they call PD meters or "positive displacement" meters. Some use a piston and some use a nutating disk.Clicky
Retired andLoveIt 08/12/14 12:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fifth wheel hitch

I use a goose neck hitch so there is nothing sticking up in box. When i pull the fifth wheel i use a B&W Companion hitch.
Retired andLoveIt 08/08/14 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: F250 with 3.55:1 rear?

2011 F250 diesel had 3.55 with 20" wheels or optional on others. All others had 3.31. So 3.55 is the best available for pulling power. I have a 2011 F-250 6.7 with 3.55 gears. I have absolutely no issue pulling my unit it overdrive. If I keep my speed to 60 mph I can run an average of 11.5 to 12 mpg. Effortlessly. Simply an amazing truck.
Retired andLoveIt 07/12/14 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I do have a real truck, in my signature. Today I traded my minivan for a Ram 1500 Sport. Maybe not even a real half ton with the lower payload. I loved the room in the Town and Country. I was well satisfied with the mileage. Nice engine. Not bad to drive. The road noise level I didn't like. Towing my little 4'x6' enclosed trailer in a head wind gave me 13 mpg. This half ton grocery getter is great to drive. Quiet and smooth. Lots of power though lower mpg. Will probably get better mileage towing the enclosed trailer. This wouldn't be the first time I replaced an auto with a pickup as my daily driver and grocery getter.
Retired andLoveIt 07/01/14 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
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