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RE: Root Beer

One mug is never enough. One mug to start a great burger and another and... A great root beer without enough carbonation and cold can be syrupy. The new not Coca Cola Corporation can't abide, now lots of of water and little to no carbonization.
down home 10/10/20 02:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Winnebago buys Newmar

Inspected three different Newmars in Vegas. Now downgrading to typical Winnebago! The 2020 models were much better in furniture than nothignless than garbage of the 2021s and only30% off MSRP.
down home 10/10/20 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turned back at border

That was not a Border Control agency decision! That was made by the Border Guard, IMO. They should complain to their Government in Canada. It would have likely done no good to complain to that Guard's decision to his Superior, IMO. They have latitude in what they do on who gets to cross, who gets inspected etc. to upset or disrupt patterns at the border...then some are just AHs. Don't take what I say as final word it is just my opinon from observation.
down home 10/10/20 01:25pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Sticks and bricks house pipe freeze protection

Leaving the water running, does work as the water is usually warmer than freezing. But not for weeks and months that you are not there. That woudl be way more than enough water to flood septic systems. Vents t the crawl space use to incorporate shutters to close them, so that cold wind would have less chance to freeze things up. Some vents may still incorporate the idea. I haven't looked at Home Depot or Lowes in the construction materials for them. This is one item that needs addressing on a permanent basis. No more we dodged the bullet this time, or our pipes froze and burst. I would invest a little bit in having a Construction firm or a Home Builder look at your, the crawl space etc. Or perhaps a better idea the City or County or other Home Construction/Building Inspector look at it. Perhaps someone has a better idea, as your peace of mind s involved. The potential problem must not be a continuing source of concern.
down home 10/10/20 10:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Root Beer

SIl the other evening, made some comment, on it, and my wife sad she heard or read it. Just now checking the Internet I see several of no more Draft A&W Root Beer from a month or so ago. The stuff in Cans from CocaCola doesn't even resemble it. I thought it was going away too but I don't see it now.
down home 10/09/20 05:38pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: We are Drowning in our...

For a long time I have noticed the reduction or elimination of trash receptacles at the enormously multiplying fast food places, convenience stores with and without pumps and fuel stations. People it seems go on the road to eat junk food. I can ony hazard a guess but perhaps 95% of the trash on the roads is from the kids and adults in the car throwing sacks, wrappers, cups, bottles straws and napkins, and uneaten food out the window! I noticed in Az when we stopped for fuel people were unloading the accumulated, and quite a lot, of fast food garbage into the one or to already over filled trash cans. One thing that ill help with the slob contribution to roadway trash and campgrounds and national and state parks is more and larger trash receptacles, plus more signage, especially near or at fast food places, with the fines for littering and...rewards for turning in litterers, with a photo. The ubiquitous cameras on cell phones, these days along with a promise of 50% of the or littering fine would help a lot. We have a program in Tn that pays a reward for tuning in litters at streams and I suppose on roadways but no one takes advantage of it. I saw a Mary K pink Caddillac at Center Hill, and the couple threw all their garbage right on the launch ramp and left several years ago.
down home 10/09/20 03:34pm Around the Campfire
Root Beer

They are stopping the sale of A&W Root Beer. Not real root beer in a long time of course. Wife bought a 12 pack of Diet A&W Root Beer. It lists things that more akin to carmel and is not the least bit strong enough to be kin to root beer.The original root beer was a bit alcoholic, I think, but don't quote me. Grand Ma's last batch of spring tonic made from Sassafras roots etc,I thought was going to kill us. She showed us which roots to dig and skin etc. That was the foundation of the original root beer I think. Wife use to work at Dog and Suds in Coldwater, Michigan early 60s on roller skates, Into the90's and beyond, they changed owners but still had great root beer. I told her Mother the price to cross the border was gallon of that root beer. still have one brown gallon empty jug from there.I remember many great frosted cold mugs of A&W and other Root Beers,diabetes be hanged. So where do we find great, fully carbonated Root Beer now?
down home 10/09/20 02:25pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Military campground, base access

I'm posting this link about VA/DOD policies rather than my comments. DOD Answers top 10 Questions on expanded commissary, exchange, MWR access. https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/70068/dod-answers-top-10-questions-expanded-commissary-exchange-mwr-access/ Everyone must have a VHIC under the new rules for those not previously allowed on base. Base Commanders have an ultimate say but with only so much leeway.
down home 10/06/20 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Animal Tracks

A fox?
down home 10/06/20 05:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Animal Tracks

Go back and get some photos or casts or something. There are still remnant populations, of animals, though extirpated in many corners of our Country. Such as porcupines in NC and Tn. And animals i don't know what they are such as several years ago a reddsih coated animal long tail cleaning up a roadkill, as I approached it ran to these of the road and up a tree onto a limb over the road. no cell phones back then and didn't carry a camera. Gray wolves spotted by many people including some in the Historical Society. Saw two my self circa 1978. Bobcats with extra long legs? Whisteling jacks..Black Panthers? In 72 years a lot of them far back in the woods saw quite a few strange and some unsettling things.
down home 10/05/20 10:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: The trashing of our public lands.

That Native American commercial was done back in the 70's so this NOT a new problem. Been going on for decades, centuries And that Native American...Italian Heritage actor i never knew that. all these years i thouht he was an indian. wow. At a "Pow Wow"near Nashville years ago he was there. They seemed to regard hims a Native American, This was during the time of the commercials. Sn part Cherokee go into the dancing with them. I think they were Sioux not Cherokee though. He was singing autographs and photos. Sure fooled a lot of people. You never know. Grand Ma said both her Parents were from the Sweedish colony but her Grand Father was 3/4 Cherokee and it showed in Grand Ma and my Uncles. To be an Indian durign her lifetime. Everyone though t she was Swedish..with a dark complexion and a hardiness of no European.
down home 10/05/20 10:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blown engine

A crate GM 572 dart block, ready to run long block on ebay 745 hp 700+ft lb of torque $10,000.00 and change. A hot rod engine a bit much? You can find factory new crate 454 ci engines from a bit over $5,000.00. If you go the time to shop via phone, you can have one of the builders put a cam suitable for a Mh in the engine. They must be charging a lot for removal and installation, which can be a challenge I'm sure. Just an option. If your insurance is handling it let them do their thing and they might even rent a car for you for a period of time. Dealers are gettign really out of lien today on prices on everything. Son' 07 Soltice jsut had the A/c reworked and then it quit again. $400.00 for a half hours work and four sensors that would coat after market $20.00 each at the mos If I was younger you give me a check for that amount, I'll give you a motorhome ready for super Stock, so to speak, not literally. On edit, of course you put in a stouter engine more heat so bigger radiator and oil cooler and trans and cooler. And long tube approprate headers will help with cooling. The mufflers would be bigger of course.
down home 10/05/20 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RVers and Pheasant hunting

I don't think we will go anywhere else this year but have thought about taking the motor home to South Dakota and doing some Pheasant hunting. I think it would be a great idea for a Rally, if some RV group there or somewhere else would put together a Rally or just a gathering. I've never been and would like to go but with like minded RVers. One thing is that a lot of us are not able to walk too much and a driven hunt would be the idea.
down home 10/04/20 10:00pm General RVing Issues
Bulbs for Backup Revolution MH

Parked, for now, at facility where no work allowed n Vehicles so I can't pull the light and get the bulb number. Anyone have the bulb number and replacement LED number for back up light on an 05 Revolution Motor home?
down home 10/04/20 09:36pm Tech Issues
RE: New Purchase

I have been using that since I got my first RV. I've got one too. Five foot Two eyes of blue. Programmed in one room schoolhouses in southern Michigan. Does a great job but is cantankerous at times. It's been rejecting instructions at times, telling me to get my own!
down home 10/04/20 09:33am Around the Campfire
RE: The trashing of our public lands.

Saw it at one of the few facilities on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bathrooms were over flowing too. Lot of people enjoying our natural treasures but..Also saw garbage bags in the dumpsters and in cans.Apparently some locals don't want to pay to have their garbage hauled away. One stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway looks like New York City, so to speak, just short distance from the Parkway. State Forest found a large dump where they were letting Residents in the area and some not so close in dump roofing shingles, garbage and everything else. I haven't noticed it in the Smokiesbut it has been a while since we visited it.
down home 10/03/20 02:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sway Bar mounting brackets bolts.

Our Freightliner chassis sway bar links have tiny quarter inch threaded sections.Last time at the factory they replaced the rotted destroyed rubber bushings, they over tightened one, of them, with an impact wrench.Itwas loose but couldn't get it off due to stretched and twisted ends, August,, in Az Freightlner replaced the rubber and already worn bushings with urethane bushings and found it. Replaced both links,,,which were not easy to find. Just tightening up things and those urethane bushings made a lot of difference
down home 10/03/20 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Purchase

De Luxe model? Saving up for that one. I understand it will drive the RV and fix coffer and sandwiches.
down home 10/02/20 05:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Poachng Season

You might invite DNR officers to come over for coffee and cake about that time of night (Or just offer them a place to park their car under cover) The only poaching that should be done is properly done in the kitchen. (It's a cooking term). TWRA Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is our DNR. They were all over it and probably the ones that caught them. I never asked. Former TWRA Officer and friend retired due to age,50, didn't want to retire and couldn't get Haslam to give him a job..not enough money in his bank account. The extent they go to to just catch one poacher etc is astounding. he ws single, now married , because he spent his life it seemed in a blind or hiding in bushes or counting/auditing the nut crops...and in our Boy Scout Troop.
down home 10/02/20 05:24pm Around the Campfire
New Purchase

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down home 10/01/20 01:40pm General RVing Issues
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