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RE: Best TV mystery dramas....IMHO

I do not use the words 'best' and 'television' in the same sentence. The sitcoms are filled with the same puerile off-color jokes we tittered over in junior high school. The dramas have a plot so thin I know the ending from the opening credits, and they all plagiarize the same story lines from each other. The so-called 'educational' channels (History, Discovery, TLC, et al) are now just rehashed far-out conspiracy junk. If it were not for the news I probably would not watch any TV at all. Too many free books available, free MOOC classes on the internet, or walking or bike riding instead of rotting my brain on TV. If this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, then so be it. I am just disappointed in TV anymore and do not foresee it getting any better. X2.... most television is blah blah turn on the laugh machine and what info might be worth listening to, turns out to be some person showing how well he or she has perfect speech and can talk like everyone else. It's so plastic. I just wish someone could shine thru with their own original qualities/ personality. Doc Martin is great, intelligent and Jesse Stone has that special rare quality when nothing said tells far more than words ever do. I am a fan of Jesse Stone and Tom Selleck. I haven't seen a new Jesse Stone for a couple of years. Have I just missed them...or is the series no longer in production ? Les, I'm only able to find four of the series on Netflix. Have you seen more than that? I love it too... being smartly put together like it is.
covered wagon 07/20/14 11:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: under cabinet mount coffee maker

coffee.
covered wagon 07/20/14 07:45am Truck Campers
RE: Best TV mystery dramas....IMHO

I do not use the words 'best' and 'television' in the same sentence. The sitcoms are filled with the same puerile off-color jokes we tittered over in junior high school. The dramas have a plot so thin I know the ending from the opening credits, and they all plagiarize the same story lines from each other. The so-called 'educational' channels (History, Discovery, TLC, et al) are now just rehashed far-out conspiracy junk. If it were not for the news I probably would not watch any TV at all. Too many free books available, free MOOC classes on the internet, or walking or bike riding instead of rotting my brain on TV. If this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, then so be it. I am just disappointed in TV anymore and do not foresee it getting any better. X2.... most television is blah blah turn on the laugh machine and what info might be worth listening to, turns out to be some person showing how well he or she has perfect speech and can talk like everyone else. It's so plastic. I just wish someone could shine thru with their own original qualities/ personality. Doc Martin is great, intelligent and Jesse Stone has that special rare quality when nothing said tells far more than words ever do.
covered wagon 07/19/14 06:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Truck Camper Loading Assist

All these Gadgets. How is anyone going to develop any loading skills?
covered wagon 07/19/14 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Loading Assist

I just let the chains hang down, get it centered in the mirrors hanging equally down the sides of the truck. Get about half way in with the chains equal then look at the fender wells and correct the alignment further while going very slow but fast on the steering wheel. Works every time. If I want any small adjustments once backed in all the way, I do the Bob Mehrer Snow River trick.
covered wagon 07/17/14 10:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it OK to weld Tie Downs to Frame

Please stop YELLING What make, model & year was that 1998 camper on? I like big letters. I can read it with ease. It's only crabby guys that don't get in enough camping that consider it 'yell' letters :B
covered wagon 07/17/14 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it OK to weld Tie Downs to Frame

If it were my truck there would be no to drilling nor welding to the frame. I would have bigger steel plates added to the torklifts mounting plate in order to capture existing frame holes. Drill the plate to match the frames holes not drill the frame to match the torklifts holes.
covered wagon 07/16/14 09:29pm Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 tires, Spare tire?

My thoughts are this... that I'm glad I stayed with the 16 inch Alcoa wheels. They are the strongest 16 inch rim. Stronger than steel, they look very nice on my truck and easy to get a new tire replacement if needed. Plus my speedometer is still accurate. Keeping it simple means staying in a money saving place. Hope you don't mind my honest thoughts anyway.
covered wagon 07/12/14 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: Improving rear sag

I recently installed stabiloads from Torklift. It must be pointed out that there are two very different things made by torklift that are each named stabloads. I am not even sure how they spell that word but some idiot at torklift should have used their brains and named the two devices differently. The ones I installed are the upper bump stop kind that engage the top overload leaf sooner. I haul huge loads of cargo in my truck and was regularly frame on axle without the stabloads. I love them. They are a cheap and simple method to add stiffness to the suspension when under load. No leaks. No maintenance, pumps, etc. and I really didn't want to point load my frame with an air bag all in one place on the frame. You never rely entirely on the air bags but, pump them up to where the springs can work in conjunction with the air bags. That is how you do it. Each works to help the other. And what a difference it made on my truck. It even smiled at a Ford guy the other day.
covered wagon 07/11/14 06:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Improving rear sag

It has been my experience that springs weaken over time without the use of airbags. I finally got the PacBrake brand air bags (supposed to be better than Firestones)and they really put a smile on my face. No more relying on springs alone for me ever again.
covered wagon 07/11/14 07:38am Truck Campers
RE: Who Had a Wet Bath and Hated it?

A shower in a wet-bath is better than no shower. If I want a roomy shower, I'll stay home.:) X2 Here. I used to hike and hitchhike around the country going to the Rockies and Canadian Rockies, I had to bath in ice cold streams. All I know is the water is hot in mine:)
covered wagon 07/08/14 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone used ocean-rated yacht hatches: replace the RV scrap?

Wagon, Seaboard is a great product heavy but very durable. In the marine industry of which I am very familiar no one will use a sealant on it as it will not stick for very long. It is to be mechanically fastened (screws, botls) or heat welded actually melts the bits together. Any plastic fab shop will verify this. Now if you have had success in sealing then more power to you. I feel that you are very lucky. I would really like to see pictures and what sealnt did you use, and how is it secured in toality, screwed down, botl thru...Pls supply more details. I am truly in awe if you have it working. THX for your input. Everyone seals lots of plastics like water fill doors etc. Some want silicone to not affect the plastic with solvent base. I have sealed the more difficult UHMW and other 'soapier' plastics using the putty tape bytle rubber and mechanical squishing of the sealant. Another way is to use 5200 with mech fasteners, don't tighten all the way wait for the polyeurethane to form an 'o' ring then tighten down later.
covered wagon 07/06/14 02:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone used ocean-rated yacht hatches: replace the RV scrap?

Problems with hatch size vs existing camper cut out size can be addressed by having a metal fab shop laser cut a stainless trim ring allowing new hatch to fit and trim ring to fit existing opening. Another material option you could make/ cut yourself would be the plastic that is uv resistant called 'Seaboard'. It requires double sealing bedding with the sealant however, first bedding the trim ring and then the hatch flange to trim ring. It's lots more work like this but solves a problem getting things to fit. Sometimes I think 'RV' stands for 'Revamp'.
covered wagon 07/06/14 10:33am Truck Campers
RE: New Roof Vent

Knowing how hard sunlight is on plastics, I had mine strengthened by having two coats of line-X bedliner sprayed on mine early on. Almost 11 yrs now and still good.
covered wagon 07/04/14 10:59am Truck Campers
RE: New (or not so new) SCAM!

I kept getting e-mails that I need to show up in court in a county about a thousand miles away or I wood end up in jail for failure to appear. Another scam was continual e mails about how I had to be out of my home by a certain date that I was getting foreclosed. The house isn't much but, our property is very desirable, a hard to find piece. Really don't know what the scammer's intentions were but, it said I was going to get hauled out by the sherrif if not out by such and such a date. Watch out for our elderly folks you guys as scammers are getting worse and more aggressive.
covered wagon 06/27/14 10:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Old guy employment cover letter help needed

Having a criminal record from so long ago can be a blessing in disguise as the better bosses are ones who believe everyone deserves a second chance. I had a client like that who treated everyone in his company so well . It was great going there working/ contracting around everyone there.
covered wagon 06/26/14 07:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone looking for wheels and tires

Those are not the Alcoas. Those are cast rims. You can pretty much tell the difference if you have owned a set of Alcoa rims. It's just the way the aluminum sort of looks different/ has a different shine or sheen to it. Hard to explain. I have two sets of the Alcoa rims. They are so good I won't sell them :) Correction; One way to tell is by the number of decorative holes. Alcoa has only 8 holes. They do not have any decorative holes in line with the stud bolt holes Alcoa rims are not swiss cheesed with holes like those shown above on the clicky Chance is that the 3750 rating is false as only a forged rim can attain that in a 16x7 rim.
covered wagon 06/15/14 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: floor construction

Just make an easily portable frame you can lift out and reinstall when you need it again. You could make it with inter lockable corners/ pieces to be able to store it away for the winter. I say this because I would not put any screws into the bottom of my camper not knowing exactly what's where, what's in there. That is the safest recommendation I can give you.
covered wagon 06/14/14 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Observation on Dealer “Service Packages”

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covered wagon 06/14/14 05:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Observation on Dealer “Service Packages”

There are networks conditioning us to believe all baloney. Just watch television for two minutes!
covered wagon 06/14/14 05:14am Tow Vehicles
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