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RE: Admit something silly or embarrassing you've done

Sitting here thinking. Can't think of one. So I must have never done anything like that. :) that's the good thing about getting old
down home 08/31/14 08:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Gotta Pay Before You Hike

Trahs, grafetti, nasty toilets well....I can't see any Rvers especially Members of numerous RV groups doing it. Apparently it is the TV raised crowd.
down home 08/30/14 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the dumbest thing you have seen while on the road?

BWe had a car cut us off and nearly caused us to wreck. We caught up with it a bit later. A guy was driving, nearly laying down with his knees steering, at 80MPH plus. I don't know how he was pressing the gas pedal. Maybe his passenger was doing it. It was hard to tell as he appeared to be lying down. OK, I just have to ask. This guy was driving 80+ and you caught up with him? When we got on the mountain semi traffic slowed him down. He was again in the right lane. We went by in the left.
down home 08/30/14 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the dumbest thing you have seen while on the road?

BWe had a car cut us off and nearly caused us to wreck. We caught up with it a bit later. A guy was driving, nearly laying down with his knees steering, at 80MPH plus. I don't know how he was pressing the gas pedal. Maybe his passenger was doing it. It was hard to tell as he appeared to be lying down.
down home 08/30/14 12:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Graffitti

This is not bragging. Sometimes I wish I could have done more to help my kids but I must have done a fw things right or maybe my wife. Son lettered in football, band, basketball, and track and is an Eagle Scout. State championship team in football and basketball. The Parents, of these kids or adults still need a flogging. Probably can't undo what they didn't do. TV needs to go off air at 10:00 like it use to. Internet needs to go off too, maybe. Cellphones and the like, not allowed in schools, or under age of 16. Not really, I guess. I don't know how to do anything about it. I bet not one of them goes to Church. No morals or respect and certainly no conscience. I lied so I edited. I guess i was bragging. I read such stories and sometimes it males me really happy, a happiness to tears that my Kids turned out to be model Citizens. I can't do it now but I wish a whole lot more Folks could find the time to jump in to Scouting and and other things, so kids could be introduced to the good way. Our society now demands more People guiding our Kids or we will destruct as a Country. This kind of thing is increasing not decreasing. We have to change it however we can.
down home 08/29/14 11:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Florida cracking down on out of State plates ?

Getting to the point, not figuratively, that everything is illegal. We saw a crew, including a police officer, on an overpass, as we drove over the overpass kneeled down taking photos of cars, on the Interstate. It wasn't a standard camera. It was a new apparatus, to me. This was in Murfreesboro, Tn.
down home 08/29/14 11:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arrogance Personified

Common attitudes and perceptions, today are more a result of TV and feelings of inferiority and superority. Allways have been a divide between the wealthy and the poor in most, of society. Many of the wealthiest people, I've been aquainted with were just like anyone else. you can't tell anything about their station in life by just talking with them. If someone tries to be superior, or arrogant, I just go the other way. Don't need be associated with them. Envy? I would like to have some big toys and things that money affords Being happy doesn't involve letting one or two, with the attitude, into our lives. Look the other way and go about breakfast with the gang and go have some fun.
down home 08/29/14 09:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moles

Thing that worked for us was fungacide. We had several years of ot and wet summers and black mold on the grass and slime mold on rocks. I put granular, I think fungacide on the grass. Next thing I know, after rain, sometime, wqs squealing. I eventually saw the moles, on top of the ground running around squealing very loudly, for a mole, I suppose. The fungacide didn't agree with them. I caught one. daughter took it to school for show and tell. kept it several day, feeding it crickets and worms. Never had mole problems after that. They make or ddi mole traps. They have two long legs that you push down, at the end of a mole run. When they come back through the ground they raise as they go, lifts the trip pan and drives three or four spring loaded long spears down through the ground and mole.
down home 08/26/14 08:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Never changed the oil.

Five thousand miles but over that length of time, flush the engine with fresh oil . First drain and change filter and put new oil in it and run it until warm/hot. No sense tanking chances with an investment. The engine flushes they sell may damage valve seals etc. After the first oil change after running for a while, see what the oil and oil filter looks like. Over that length of time moisture and burned fuel residues have made some acids and sludge.
down home 08/26/14 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: toilet paper

Some of the reasoning for using easier dissolved paper is traceable to the forced indtorcution of low waater use toilets. They clog up with just hint of using more than one square of paper. Back when they started it one of the guys, in the officce put a sticier on the stalls "be paper conscious use both sides."
down home 08/26/14 04:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Tank Readings Not Possible

You want about five gallons, of water, per our mfg, in the black tank, after flushing, of clean water. Our gauges all work well. Maybe because we always flush the tanks and keep them clean in storage. Just dumping can lead to deposits building up. Should not be any lights showing even with five gallons, unless it is a real small tank. Then perhaps 2 gallons, of clean into the empty tank. If you don't have a flushing system they are available, also those connectors for sewer connections, with a hose hookup to flush that way. If the tank show empty with nothing even residual water in it then the sensor is working but maybe still needs cleaning or moving. Calgon water softener, in the black tank and gray tank will help with keeping deposits from forming. Then again none of this may apply.
down home 08/25/14 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: "The beach was too sandy."

Ah, come on! Robin Williams isn't here any longer. Are you applying for his job? :) I was just being silly of course. Several years ago, now, we heard a lady, ask, to no one in particular, at Old Faithful "when do they turn on the water."
down home 08/25/14 11:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Attempted Fuel Theft

Lots of stories about this stuff. A friend had them steal the gas from the bed, of his truck. I told him to take an old container, and put diesel in it instead of gas. Sure enough they came back some time later. Don't know what it did for their gas engine but it must have not been favorable. A day or two later they knocked everybody's mail boxes down with a baseball bat or something. Our Policeman caught them. I'm not sure what the penalty is for destroying mailboxes but I bet its' more than for stealing gasoline. I had thought of leaving a gas can full of something near the end of our drive, to help discourage them but conscience said no.
down home 08/23/14 11:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Walking (crawling) on the roof

Our Dealer told us the ladder wasn't strong enough for us to climb on the roof, of our Fifth Wheel. It was just for looks. So therefore the roof is not strong enough to walk on either. Better let the Dealer Do it. They did with a straight face so it has to be true. Dealer has speshul light weight Folks to do it.
down home 08/23/14 10:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

Well I fess up. We had the outside TV and stereo speakers on when they had the Olympics in 12 I think. A whole bunch of Folks were gathered around to watch. I had forgotten about using them. They didn't leak any water though. I got a tube of silcon somewhere if they do. :)
down home 08/23/14 10:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hongry?

Just curious, what is the "stink zone"? You haven't been to Amarillo? Miles before you get to the stockyard you smell it. I've been around a lot of cattle but nothing like that. I would gag a maggot.
down home 08/22/14 09:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Progressive Insurance

It is not just the manufacturer, of the bay doors you might have problems parts from. Our Mh was just two years old when the slide stopped working. The dealer hot wired the old motor and it was not the right motor either. It took a few weeks to get it. Fleetwood at the time now American Coach called the mfg and they took time to build the motor. No one stocks parts any more. It might be good for inventory taxes but it is terrible for Customers and Customers remember the next time they buy. Same with Son's Soltice. they had to make the door as all the doors they were getting were going to the car production line. Somehow someone interveined and they pulled one from the line.
down home 08/21/14 10:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hongry?

Shrimp in boot camp??? :? Did you have white linen table cloths and napkins also? Whose military are you talking about :@ No but we had four seat tables and table cloths. I though nothing unusual about it. Had steak when we gave blood. First steak I ever had, I think. Most, of the Guys went to aviation units or officer training. Three, of us, had to build the jungle gym, that we all had to go through, to the chow line. I keep hoping I'll bump into some, of the Guys. I have the Class book with all our photos and names etc but no addresses. The units were small. The mess hall was small, for each company or maybe two or three companies. I've gone back and looked, for the old buildings but can't spot what was our barracks. Most have been long gone.
down home 08/20/14 06:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: rear axle tire wear

Showed up all at once? Don't know how old or total towing mileage you have but it could be the eye of the spring bushing cracked or worn out or you could have caught a curb bad with that axle and the bushing or hanger or bent axle. My vote is in the hanger area because that axle, if used much has more stress, from jacking it around, to back in and sharp turns forward. That tire also gets more stress on belts. Check the tires first then the hangers and bushings and springs and then axles.
down home 08/20/14 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank odor in RV when dumping

Yep! RVs are pretty tight units and a little vacuum will draw sewer gasses from sewer system if open and no water in traps or the shower. flush the toilet and it comes right in big time.
down home 08/20/14 06:21pm Tech Issues
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