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RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong 2.0

Whew I thought you were putting a slice of spam between 2 hostess ding dongs. There's an idea. I think I'll suggest to the grandsons learning how to cook on an open fire.:C EVERYONE: Thanks to those of you who respected the spirit of this thread and posted recipes as requested. If you only post to snark, take it to another thread. One of my favorite things is the old stand by of biscuits and gravy,but with the Spam twist. Starting with diced and fried Spam then mixing it with my Home Made Country Gravy then mixing in the Spam then ladling it over my biscuits. I think that's my fave too. Fried extra crispy of course. Sometimes I'll put a small dollop of grape jelly on top for that sweet/salty kick. There's a huge difference between being snarky and educating those that might not know of its issues, but those readers could also consult their Cardiologists for a second opinion. Happy travels to all!
RetiredRealtorRick 09/24/22 04:14pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong 2.0

When I was much younger (and plant tours were a thing) we had the pleasure of touring the Hormel plant in Minnesota. As part of the tour they actually showed us how Spam was made. From that day to this I have never consumed Spam. Nothing like hog scraps including the occasional loose hog nad ground up and pressed into a loaf with gelatin to glue it all together....Yum. Mmmmm, Mmmmm, and to think, only 4740 mg of sodium per can. What more could your heart ask for??
RetiredRealtorRick 09/24/22 03:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong 2.0

When I was much younger (and plant tours were a thing) we had the pleasure of touring the Hormel plant in Minnesota. As part of the tour they actually showed us how Spam was made. From that day to this I have never consumed Spam.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/24/22 10:34am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Stolen Ford 350

1. Carfax is not, repeat NOT infallible. I was in the business for 30 years, so I know firsthand. 2. Auctions typically do more due diligence than a dealer would taking a trade-in. Over the years, I've seen auctions reject scores of vehicles due to tarnished histories.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/22/22 02:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Stolen Ford 350

Did I just miss it, or did the write up not address exactly how the dealership came about getting the truck? Trade-in? Auction? Direct buy from the previous owner? In any case, the due diligence must have fallen totally through the cracks. You can bet there's a LOT more to the story than we will ever know. And BTW, "daddy always said you can,t trust a sales person." goes down as the most ignorant response to a post today. You can rest assured the salesperson had nothing to do with the acquisition of the vehicle.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/21/22 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A Lifetime RV Adventure

I’m a Christian, raised Catholic, but they lost me after the 2nd blessed in the same amount of paragraphs! So, they feel blessed. Nothing wrong with that, is there? If you're a Christian, as I am, I'd think you'd embrace the verbiage rather than criticize it.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/20/22 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

When the grid goes down, who will have the last laugh?Those that have home solar to charge an EV. You're absolutely right --- given the fact that that situation would limit your travels to ZERO!
RetiredRealtorRick 09/18/22 12:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: A Lifetime RV Adventure

Nice story, but you forced me to eat a full bag of potato chips, seven handfulls of popcorn, half a jar of Planters dry roasted peanuts, and drink 3 beers. My big gut is now YOUR fault!! :C What we do know is that the poster began writing it sometime between January 1, 1959 and August 21, 1959, because he refers to 'all 49 states' and that's the only time when the US had 49 states. Cool deduction, eh?
RetiredRealtorRick 09/17/22 11:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many folks want an EV

EV? Absolutely not. At least not until I know I can get a full day of driving under my belt (traveling), so the range will need to be well in excess of 400 miles. Also, not until the infrastructure is in place to make charging as readily available as buying gasoline. Now, a hybrid, that's a totally different story, and I'd by one in a heartbeat.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/15/22 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

You're probably more likely to be injured riding in a motor vehicle than riding in a trailer. Lots and lots of motor vehicle accidents, trailer accidents, not so much. Just boils down to your risk factor. Really? Do you think the number of motor vehicles on the road vs the number of trailers on the road has something to do with that statistic? :h
RetiredRealtorRick 09/14/22 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Handling home office equipment - hanging files

We use something like this and it keeps the hanging files in place very well during travel: Hanging file box If you have a lot of files, you may need several. Rob Good idea. That's what we use. But buy it from Target, not Amazon. About 30% cheaper. (Yeah, we learned long ago that Amazon rarely offers the best deal).
RetiredRealtorRick 09/14/22 04:53am RV Lifestyle
RE: New Superduty gas engine for 2023.

Seems a little ridiculous. 6.8 vs 7.3? Ford should just put one gas motor in, the 7.3 Godzilla, which, so far has proven to be a great engine. That way, they could use economy of scale to keep costs in line. Are you talking about the old Ford plagued 7.3 Power Stroke. Thanks to my research I saved myself from buying one many years ago and instead went with a real winner. Cheers to the good guys. I've never heard the 7.3 Power Stroke referred to as "plagued". That's just laughable! I'm not what you'd consider a died-in-the-wool Ford guy, but that 7.3 is one of the best diesel engines ever offered in this country. Look at the prices used Ford trucks & Excursions are bringing with that engine. Amazing, for a 'plagued' engine.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/11/22 05:20am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Road Trip TX to FL

NOW! Post-summer vacationers Pre-snowbirds Happy travels!
RetiredRealtorRick 09/10/22 05:32am Roads and Routes
RE: 2006 COACHMEN CROSS COUNTRY - MA

There are 3 Cummins service locations within a 45 minute drive. Berkeley is 30 miles from Boston for Pete's sake lol. The Dealer is blowing smoke up your butt. So, the dealer said they don’t have a service engineer for diesels in Berkeley MA. If this is true, no smoke is involved, right? If there are 3 Cummins service locations within a 45-minute drive, I see the dealer as being correct in their statement. Where's all this smoke you see?? :h You are correct, that's not unlike Realtors saying "upgraded electric" on a listing in 2022 when the upgrade was done in 1970 from knob and tube to Aluminum wiring lol. Doesn't matter anyway as as the OP now stated it's sold "as-is" which he originally did not say, which means exactly that. Bingo. The dealer got taken on trade and he knows what is wrong and the cost to repair. So, he states AS-IS, which may or may not be legal depending on his state laws. There are more regulations on licensed Dealers than on private parties when it comes to AS-IS. For instance, private or dealer in California, IF the vehicle does NOT pass California Smog inspection, the AS-IS is voided and the seller has to refund the money and take the vehicle back. It is up to seller to have a current smog inspection done. Doug PS, AS I stated before, it would be foolish to buy out of state with a known engine problem. Well, it hasn't been determined that there's a known engine problem, AND I would be surprised to see any dealer sell anything that's almost 17 YEARS OLD with other than an As-Is stipulation. Nobody is going to warrant something that old. Simply do your due diligence, or find another coach.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/06/22 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 COACHMEN CROSS COUNTRY - MA

There are 3 Cummins service locations within a 45 minute drive. Berkeley is 30 miles from Boston for Pete's sake lol. The Dealer is blowing smoke up your butt. So, the dealer said they don’t have a service engineer for diesels in Berkeley MA. If this is true, no smoke is involved, right? If there are 3 Cummins service locations within a 45-minute drive, I see the dealer as being correct in their statement. Where's all this smoke you see?? :h You are correct, that's not unlike Realtors saying "upgraded electric" on a listing in 2022 when the upgrade was done in 1970 from knob and tube to Aluminum wiring lol. Doesn't matter anyway as as the OP now stated it's sold "as-is" which he originally did not say, which means exactly that. Nope, not at all like a Realtor doing that (however I never met one that would exaggerate an 'upgrade' by 52 years) . . . but if the analogy makes you feel better . . .
RetiredRealtorRick 09/04/22 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 COACHMEN CROSS COUNTRY - MA

There are 3 Cummins service locations within a 45 minute drive. Berkeley is 30 miles from Boston for Pete's sake lol. The Dealer is blowing smoke up your butt. So, the dealer said they don’t have a service engineer for diesels in Berkeley MA. If this is true, no smoke is involved, right? If there are 3 Cummins service locations within a 45-minute drive, I see the dealer as being correct in their statement. Where's all this smoke you see?? :h
RetiredRealtorRick 09/04/22 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driveway Incline Issue

Sounds like it would just be easier to move :C
RetiredRealtorRick 09/01/22 04:43am Towing
RE: painting/replacing wheel simulator rim liner

X2. I've yet to see any vehicle that looks better with black wheels than it does with chrome or polished alloy wheels. OP: Before you go off the deep end, you might want to take a picture of your motorhome and photoshop black wheels on it. Then, if you love the look of it, go for it! (after all, it IS yours, but consider resale as well). Just my opinion. Resale is another reason to paint the wheels. Buyer has the choice to go back with simulators. But a potential buyer might see a pic of the MH with black wheels & dismiss it. Buyers are fickle, and many lack imagination. 30 years in the automobile business taught me that!
RetiredRealtorRick 08/30/22 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: painting/replacing wheel simulator rim liner

Nope. Your rig, your choice. I’ve never thought (still don’t) black rims or white for that matter look good on anything except a little red wagon. Reminds me of the 50’s and 60’s when it was “cool” to remove the hub caps. X2. I've yet to see any vehicle that looks better with black wheels than it does with chrome or polished alloy wheels. OP: Before you go off the deep end, you might want to take a picture of your motorhome and photoshop black wheels on it. Then, if you love the look of it, go for it! (after all, it IS yours, but consider resale as well). Just my opinion.
RetiredRealtorRick 08/29/22 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mirrors.. no one said we needed Mirrors

This is a pet peeve that seems to be getting worse. While we headed home on Friday the weekend warriors were heading out to their various destinations. I passed by 65 travel trailers being pulled by SUV's, PU's and cars. Only one... Had proper towing mirrors. None of them could see passed the front of their trailers. It made it quite dangerous when they tried to change lanes. Then there were others that dealt with the poor visibility by putting the peddle to the metal and passed everything in sight not bothering with what was behind them. Most of them were commendable for having the proper sway bars etc. But missed the boat on extended mirrors. Is this something that no one told the newbies? How were you able to direct your full attention to the road in front of you if you spent so much time observing those 65 tow vehicles & their mirror configurations?
RetiredRealtorRick 08/28/22 05:12am Towing
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