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RE: Wow, What a ride.

Gaba is pretty good and it is hard to overdose, as large doses are tolerated well. It is a better sleeping pill than a pain killer, though. Tramadol does not have a lot of side effects..... I can tell when my dosage falls too low as the pain returns. My miracle drug is hydroxychloroquine, which you will remember as a malaria drug from Vietnam. my arthritis pain becomes debilitating, but a few days on the chloroquine gets me moving again. Thanks to all that responded to my post. Without the internet we would not know how many people are in pain. I'm so sorry for everyone's pain. I have pain most of the time but until recently I have been able to work through my pain. Since September I have not been able to do anything other than lay in bed or on our couch. I'm one that likes to be up doing some sort of project. That said, no matter how bad I feel, I keep in mind that there is always someone who is having a worse time then I. I remember hydroxychloroquine in Vietnam. We took it once each week at lunch. Right after lunch there was a long line at our three hole out house as everyone that took hydroxychloroquine had diarrhea. I stopped taking it because of diarrhea, and I was lucky that I didn't get malaria. I was a door gunner on a helicopter and was everywhere from Saigon to an island off the south tip of Vietnam.
Yellowboat. 02/19/15 02:05pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
Wow, What a ride.

Hi. I have a chronic bad back. I was in a helicopter crash in Vietnam in 1969 and I have had problems with my back ever since. I have learned that when I do work I will have to deal with pain afterward. Usually my pain is down my right leg, stops at my knee, and lasts from three days to three weeks. In September, 2014 I did a lot of work inside and out on our RV. My wife and I waxed the sides and I cleaned and waxed the roof of our RV on my hands and knees. It took me two days but it really looked good when I finished. But instead of pain down my right leg I had pain down my left leg all the way to my toes. This time the pain has not gone away. My doctor put me on hydrocodone and it helped a little but I could not ride in a car sitting up. I had to tilt the seat back and every bump hurt. Then I went through Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia or OIH. OIH is when an opioid drug reverses effect and starts causing more pain then my pinched nerve. After three days of level 10 pain I then went through another seven days of withdrawal from hydrocodone and Tramadol. I ended up in the ER as I was pacing the floor day and night with only a few hours’ sleep each night. It so happened that I had an appointment with my VA doctor on day ten of my withdrawal process. I told the doctor my story and she suggested a non-narcotic pain medication called gabapentin. Gabapentin can have bad side effects but for me it was a God send. I am ninety percent back to normal. I can once again drive a car and sit in a chair, something I haven’t been able to do since September. With my RV cleaned up and looking good, except for the black streaks I notice are creeping back, I’m ready to go somewhere. DW and I did not go south this winter as we planned a spring trip to Southern Utah. As it turned out I could not have made the trip south and I think we will reschedule our trip to Utah and make local trips until I know how my back and leg pain are going to work out. Luckily, we live near Seattle and we are having a warm winter with no snow. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 02/18/15 11:36pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: 6 volt battery tenders?

Your 6 volt batteries are wired like THIS: Hook up the negative lead of the 12 volt battery tender to the "to ground lead" from the batteries and connect the positive lead of the 12 volt battery tender to the "12 volts out" lead from the batteries. You will be maintaining all four batteries. My battery tender can maintain more than one battery. Check to make sure your battery tender can maintain multiple batteries. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 09/24/14 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bridgestone/Firestone Tires

Les Schwab in Washington State put a new set of Bridgestone 19.5 tires on our motor home. I decided upon the Bridgestone tires because the date code was only 3 months old. With my new Bridgestone tires my motor home became very squirrely to drive. First trip on our new tires was to the coast. Because we were taking our grandchildren my wife drove some of the kids in our Dodge Durango and I drove the rest in the motor home. On the way to the coast, not towing, our motor home would dodge and swerve as we drove down the road. The first time my wife road in our motor home after installing the new Bridgestone tires she was scared to death. I weighed my coach and adjusted air pressure to meet Bridgestone tire pressurization charts. Les Schwab had inflated the tires to the max pressure. Adjusting pressure did not help. I had a steering stabilizer and rear trac bar added. My coach came with a front trac bar installed. The suspension mods made our coach drive a little better but it was still squirrely and would dodge either left or right whenever it decided too. After a few local trips we headed south for the winter. As we headed south our coach started behaving better. We took I-5 south through Oregon and California. After spending some time near LA and San Diego we moved on to Tucson, AZ. The last time our coach lurched was as we were driving into Tucson. Returning home from Tucson our coach drove great and it is still driving just fine. I sent an e-mail to Bridgestone but they never answered. I asked Les Schwab and they could not give an answer. I have posted on forums and asked RV industry experts but no one can give me an answer. My guess is that either the tires needed time to allow the rubber to age as they were only 3 months old when they were installed or the tires needed to be driven to break them in. I have never heard of either of my explanations. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 09/18/14 11:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Routing Info, Bend to Livermore, CA

I take I-5 when traveling south from Washington, Oregon. 580 will take you closer to the big cities and lots of traffic. On your way to Bakersfield you can take I-5 or 99. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 09/13/14 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone noticed an increase in the rate of climate change?

This is my favorite graph on climate. The graph represents two billion years of Earth's history. Notice how there appears to be some type of thermostat that regulates Earth’s high and low temperatures. Also notice that the Earth is at the warmer temperature 80% of time and at the lower temperature about 20% or less. Notice that recent history has been oddly cool. Looking at this graph I would say that the Earth was going to warm up to the upper limit temperature, the temperature that is normal for Earth. I did get the sarcasm of the original post.
Yellowboat. 09/07/14 05:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: lightening strike?

X3 on GFI plug. If a few plugs are not working it is usually a GFI plug in the circuit. Remove and replace the GFI plug and the other plugs should work once more. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 08/27/14 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 warranty problems

My 2006 Ford F53 chassis had a 3 year warranty. At 3.5 years and 17,800 miles my engine started knocking. A ford dealer said that I needed a new engine. Make sure you get it fixed while you are still under warranty. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 08/25/14 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I've got a couple years to learn

I don't know how good, or bad, this training is but for $20.00 you are not investing a lot of money. http://rvsafety.com/products-page/do-it-yourself-rv-care-preventive-maintenance-by-rv-doctor/ Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 08/25/14 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellow jackets (the stinging ones)

Two days ago I drained my black and gray water tanks on my motorhome. I hung the drain hose in my barn and as I was walking away something struck me on the back of my head. The spot started burning and stinging. I found a yellow jacket nest on the eve of the barn. I found two more yellow jacket nests on the eve of our house. The nests are no more. Today as I was cleaning the outside of our motorhome I saw something flying around. I got a little scared till I saw that it was a bee. He didn't bother me and I left him alone.
Yellowboat. 08/24/14 12:30am Around the Campfire
RE: RV Resorts/Parks in San Diego

There are two Navy Military RV parks in San Diego. I'm not sure how long you can stay in them but I believe they will allow active duty people to stay a little longer. Each military RV park has its own rules about length of stay. In San Diego there is the Admiral Baker RV Park and the newly built Fiddler's Cove RV Park. And just north of San Diego there are three military RV parks on Camp Pendleton. We have stayed at Admiral Baker RV Park and I have talked to active duty Navy personnel that were living there. I have never worried about safety in San Diego. That said, I believe both RV parks in San Diego do not have controlled access. Camp Pendelton, on the other hand, has controlled access. There is also a Navy Weapons Station in LA with an RV park about 15 miles from Disneyland and about 30 miles from Universal Studios. It also has controlled access. A nice place to go for a weekend stay. I don't think the RV parks in San Diego has storage facilities. I suspect the Navy has storage facilities somewhere in San Diego. Here is a link to Military Camping: http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/ Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 07/28/14 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

A Saturn Vue can be towed as is. GM doesn't make the Vue anymore. The last Vue’s were built in 2009/2010. They do make a Chevy Captiva that is mostly the same car. One difference between the Vue and the Captiva is you pull a different fuse when you tow the car. You can't buy a Captiva new as it is only sold to Rental Company’s but used Captiva’s are now on the market. Whatever car you tow you will need to decide on a braking system. Safe travels. JD Captiva is not the same car as the view. It is much smaller. The same car as the view is the Equinox and the GMC Terrain. Both great toads. The 2007 through 2010 Saturn Vue and Chevy Captiva are the same size cars. Prior to 2007 the Saturn Vue was a larger car. In 2007 Chevy took over production of the Saturn Vue and they downsized the Vue. Here is a LINK. Look at the picture of the second generation Saturn Vue and then compare it to the Chevy Captiva. Info from link: Following the demise of the Saturn brand in 2009 for the 2010 model year, the Vue was discontinued. However, GM continued to produce the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, for the Mexican and South American markets. The Chevrolet Captiva Sport was introduced for the US commercial and fleet markets in late 2011 for the 2012 model year. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 07/21/14 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

A Saturn Vue can be towed as is. GM doesn't make the Vue anymore. The last Vue’s were built in 2009/2010. They do make a Chevy Captiva that is mostly the same car. One difference between the Vue and the Captiva is you pull a different fuse when you tow the car. You can't buy a Captiva new as it is only sold to Rental Company’s but used Captiva’s are now on the market. Whatever car you tow you will need to decide on a braking system. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 07/20/14 10:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides awnings need replacing

I believe it is X5 for Tough Top Awnings. That is where I got mine. They worked great. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 06/01/14 10:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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