Gotta tell you Marines a funny little story. I was in the AF combat engineers while in Nam. We were building barracks at Da-Nang. The Marines were in the towers guarding our building site. Someone was stealing our lumber at night. So we hid one night to see if we could catch them. Well it turned out it was the Marines. They were coming in and stealing about a half a truck load about every other night. It was pretty funny when we caught them.
A Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which branch of the service was The Best. The arguing became so heated the four servicemen failed to see an oncoming truck as they crossed the street.
They were hit by the truck and killed instantly. Soon, the four servicemen found themselves at the Pearly gates of Heaven. There, they met Saint Peter and decided that only he could be the ultimate source of truth and honesty. ...
So, the four servicemen asked him, Saint Peter, which branch of the United States Armed Forces is the best? Saint Peter replied, I can't answer that. However, I will ask God what He thinks the next time I see Him. Meanwhile, thank you for your service on Earth and welcome to Heaven.
Sometime later the four servicemen see Saint Peter and remind him of the question they had asked when first entering Heaven and asked Saint Peter if he was able to ask God for the answer to their answer?
Suddenly, a sparkling white dove lands on Saint Peters shoulder. In the doves beak is a note glistening with gold dust. Saint Peter opens the note, trumpets blare, gold dust drifts into the air, harps play crescendos and Saint Peter begins to read the note aloud to the four servicemen:
MEMORANDUM FROM THE DESK OF THE ALMIGHTY
TO: All Former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines
SUBJECT: Which Military Service Is the Best
1. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are honorable and noble.
2. Each serves America well and with distinction.
3. Serving in the United States military represents a great honor warranting special respect, tribute, and dedication from your fellow man.
4. Always be proud of that.
GOD, USAF, Ret.
You should call the toll company-way over charge.Ask for a refund.However,were you pulling a multy axle rig?If so then GOTCHYA.Toll is high for multi axle units.Would never take my trailer on the toll road!
Rocky, yea, that was a "GOTCHYA" I was in the Motor Home with a toad.
they got the tag number off the TOAD>
Broomfield, Colorado. Just a little ways north of west of Denver.
We were up there a few weeks ago, but let me tell you if you are in that area, stay off that Northwest parkway. It is one expensive toll road. We went in that way and came back out that way and there no signs of price. It takes a picture of you license plate then sends you a bill. Our bill was $62.05 I just thought it was sort of a rip off. I just went from I-70/US 287 to Sheridan off ramp. But I never travel toll roads if I can help it.
It was so cold, all I did was made a good check of the batteries. Every thing else is good. Yes, it needs washed, but we are on stage 4 water restriction. That means no watering outside of any kind. Besides too cold for this old man any way.
I always turn off the refrigerator and the power to the coach when I am not be going any where in a month or so.
but I did have the problem of the top freezer working fine but the lower part would not cool.
I had it all checked out and was told by the repair man I needed a new cooling unit. so I took matters in to hand and found a thing here on the web that said the control box on the back of the fridge maybe locked up and it told me how to re-set the control box. So I did and it now works fine. I can't publish it here on this site because I upset a lot of people and they told me how wrong I was in trying things I found on a web site so I removed it.
But mine is working fine.
Yes, I had a low battery also.
Well, in my experience I had better luck at buying a used one the first time. Our first coach was a 95 Itasca, 34' bought it in late 1997.
Had very little trouble with it. Nothing that would break the bank for repair. Cost was $47,000. cash.
In 2007 bought a 2006, brand new Winnebago Adventurer 36'. Sticker price was $168,000.
We call it our money pit. We have had many things go bad on it and 5 to 6 hundred dollars or more for almost every repair.
I would never buy another brand new one. If I was to list all the things that have had to be repaired on here, They would have to expand the site.
Put a couple up for adoption. (just joking.) but we had 5. 4 girls 1 boy. It worked while they were all little. But it came to the point that I built a 6 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms. Of course that was many years ago. They are all above the age of 40 now.
Well here in North central Texas it's 33 degrees and no ice any where but on the shrubs and some roofs. had a little rain this morning but nothing like they said it was going to be. They have been telling us for the last few days it was really going to snow, sleet, freezing rain, so far all around here nothing but a little rain. Roads are pretty good shape as the traffic has kept it pretty dry. Suppose to be 55 Thanksgiving, I think I can handle that.
I went through it at age 45. Didn't have a bit trouble. In one class had a couple of guys that thought they would gang up on me, but I think some of my military training helped and I put them both on the ground. I had a lot of fun. Stayed with the Sheriff's dept. 22 years. Best job I ever had.
I bet there are some old guys here that really have some funny stories.
You bet, ice here in Texas. They are wrecking them out pretty fast. I guess it will keep the Auto repair shops going great. yesterday evening they had a 7 car pileup just out side of Wichita Falls. They just don't know to slow down just a little. They tell us snow is in store for us this evening, tomorrow and maybe into Monday. good ole Texas weather.
Happy Vets day
A POEM WORTH READING
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY."
THE BLONDE MORTICIAN
A man who'd just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.
The female blonde mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.
The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blonde mortician a blank check and says, 'I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'
The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly...
She says to the mortician, 'Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied.. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?'
To her astonishment, the blonde mortician presents her with the blank check.
'There's no charge,' she says.
'No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!' she says.
'Honestly, ma'am,' the blonde says, 'it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.'
'So I just switched the heads.'
(DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING, DID YOU?Huh)
I have had the same problem with the right rear jack, been that way since it was new.
They supposedly repaired it about 3 times till it was out of warranty. Then I just gave up.
If the jacks are lowered for more than a day it takes it about 15 minutes to go up. If it is pretty cool weather it some times takes longer. I just never get in a hurry. Good Luck
This jack is on a 06 Winnebago Adventurer.