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Drill motor for stabilizers

Looking for recommendations on which cordless drill I should buy for raising and lowering my stabilizers. Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
Rick Y 05/13/22 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hats

USA cultures change - what was acceptable then, not so much now. What is acceptable now, not so much in the future. Remember buckskin and coontail caps? Bathing once a month? Dressing in the same clothes after a bath. Single-shot black powder rifles instead of 400 rounds a minute? Those were regular events in the culture that birthed our country. Bathing once a month is no longer acceptable? This might go a long ways in explaining why, even in a crowded situation, I have ample space around me.
Rick Y 03/01/22 08:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Today in History

Aptly named the "Greatest Generation". I fear that we could not muster such courage and bravery to tackle such a war today. With things happening as they are we may just need to again fairly soon. Bless them and all who served. With our inability to even wear a mask to combat a lethal virus without resorting to street demonstrations deploring our lost 'right' to go maskless, I have a hard time seeing us willingly going through Meatless Mondays, gas rationing, and sugar restrictions, much less wading ashore on some island against small arms and machine gun fire. I hope we would respond again as they did then but I fear the fame of the fighting American will be replaced with a picture of Ukrainian civilians standing before tanks. And deservedly so.
Rick Y 03/01/22 08:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Our planet is getting too crowded......

As was referred to earlier, it certainly is possible to confine the world's population in a relatively small space as compared to the total area of the world but that fails to consider all the aspects. But this fails to take into account that we have needs greater than merely standing room. We must be fed, we need acreage to raise cotton, flax, and so forth to make cloth. We need room for the factories to make the clothes. We need room for the distribution paths to get these products from source to citizen. We need room for schools and colleges. We must have space to put medical facilities. We need space for factories to make screwdrivers, computers, alternative energy vehicles. Do we do away with sports arenas, concert venues, theme parks, and churches? How about all the business and industrial areas where we work? How much of the earth's area is not suitable for housing or agriculture? It's possible to use areas such as the polar regions, the surface and depth of the seas, steeply mountainous areas but all such usage comes at the expense of vast amounts of resources, far more than needed for "normal" residential or agricultural areas. If we colonize the seas with floating and/or submerged cities we detract from it's ability to modulate our climate and also it's ability to supply resources to us. Additionally some areas must be left open to provide ship lanes for the movement of resources. The oceans are already seeing dead spots and diminished ability to provide resources for us. Increased populations dictate increased energy needs. Fossil fuels are not infinite. Improvements in harvesting these resources simply delay rather than eliminate their final consumption. Vast acreages devoted to wind turbine or solar farms lessens their ability to grow crops and, hence, their ability to feed a growing population. So despite the theoretical ability to crowd the world's population into a shoulder-to-shoulder space (and if that dreadful day does occur I hope luck out and I am placed in the midst of a crowd of college coed cheerleaders) the world is already straining at the limit of it's ability to feed, clothe, and house us. The earth is a closed system and our ability to procreate beyond it's ability to support us does not change that fact. And looking to space as a solution is futile. By the time we could ship a million people to Mars (where it would take an incredible amount of resources to keep them alive) another hundred million would be born. The crisis is here now and the only realistically viable solution is to act now to stop the high population growth rate and to reduce it to less than zero growth. Popular idea? Nope. Necessary? I fear so.
Rick Y 03/01/22 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nice Story about class C use

Good on you, mate. Glad you were able to enjoy your RV and make such good use of it. We were not so lucky this year but there is always next year!
Rick Y 11/06/21 01:08pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Spouse left behind after death at a Campsite, what to do?

Due to my precarious situation and high-risk life style (I frequently sass my wife and 'forget' to do assigned tasks) my wife early on made sure she was capable of doing everything necessary to break down camp and get home by herself. In fact I have come back to the camp from taking a solo hike to find that she decided to run a drill and had left. So, as regards the RV portion, she is well trained and able. In regards to disposition of my body, once again, planning ahead pays dividends. She bought an extra-large gas propane fire pit. Her plan, she tells me, is to simply cremate me on the spot. She did, however, give me some input on her plan. She has agreed to spread my ashes on the floor of our local Eddie Bauer outlet store. This way I know she will come frequently to visit me.
Rick Y 09/27/21 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remembering my best physical condition

When I graduated HS my next door neighbor was the station master for the Southern Pacific RR. Knowing that I didn't really know what I wanted to do he hired me as a gandy dancer. That meant I went around with a team where there was a minor repair needed that didn't warrant bringing in the big equipment. Had to drive a LOT of spikes using a spike maul and toted ties back and forth. My arms especially filled out. Then I got drafted and the first time we had PT I assure you I was grateful for those arms!
Rick Y 09/25/21 01:08pm Around the Campfire
Tent Trailer Set Up Question

Decades ago we owned a tent trailer and greatly enjoyed using it. Eventually we moved on and finally got a Class C Bigfoot. Lately my wife and I have been thinking about selling the C and returning to a tent trailer. However, we are both approaching 80 and are concerned if the tasking of pulling out the beds and hooking up their supports is still as difficult as we remember. If it is then we are unlikely to go that route. Have they found a new, EASY way to do this? If so which make and model would have the new system? Looking for a high sided model with wet bath. Thanks for any info.
Rick Y 08/20/21 12:54am Folding Trailers
Merry Christmas!

During the height of the pandemic my wife decided that because we could not have our big family Christmas, we would leave our decorated tree up until we could get everyone together. Yesterday it finally happened. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, etc, the whole shebang. The best thing was that we have several grandkids in the service and they can never get leave simultaneously. That is, until yesterday! Two sailors and one marine celebrated with their 15 cousins, eight aunts or uncles and their spouses, and one very proud set of grandparents. One sailor was even surprised by her boyfriend, who is currently stationed on the USS Hawaii. Instead of having to swelter inside a hot Santa suit this year I got to wear red cut-offs, white t-shirt, red sweat band, black suspenders, and black flip-flops. Makes me envy our Australian friends!
Rick Y 07/17/21 08:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: How old is too old?

I think you are getting forgetful. You asked this same question months ago. That's just mean!! :)
Rick Y 06/28/21 02:26pm General RVing Issues
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