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RE: Take-out in Yellowstone...

https://laramielive.com/man-busted-cooking-chickens-in-yellowstone-hot-spring/?fbclid=IwAR1fUAVtggB9EnKO-pbu-TUj8V6On2JBwfgwUo5L4HeBU2LgKLHdfaQwsM0 Gary Haupt Someone should try to sell this idjit some insurance, the broooklyn bridge, and a life time subscription to dummies are us!
down home 11/05/20 12:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Set clocks back today

4:30 today too dark to read, I though five more minutes i will need a flashlight. The sun was over the mountains but not on the horizon though. December 22 it will be past dark at 4:00 central here. More I think about it, establishing time in our country with High noon at 12:00 makes the most sense. Or at least makes as more sense than shifting time an hour in March and November.No worries about Train travelers. Truck Drivers don't reference the clock either it seems. About 3:00 pm many's day begins as the trucks are filled as the warehouse or factory day ends. Why not: Today's electronics and nuclear clock or gps satellites adjust the clocks by signals. My Native American Ancestors got up when the sun came up, or animals started moving if they were hunting. As the deer here do, that are not hunted it is generally sunup. Why wreck our bodies and minds living by a Wall street mechanical clock not nature's clock. If they set high noon as 12:00clock time in Nashville or close,as the state is about 450 miles extreme upper east Tn to southwest t the Arkansas border, that would be roughly 225 miles to the border in each direction. As time changes about 1 minute every 13 miles. High noon would only be off actual sun time about 17 minutes. i think Tennesseans would agree to that.
down home 11/04/20 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Water Pump

Provost chassis have or at least the few I've seen have an impeller pump like our well pump at last home.I started to look into changing ours to such, as I think there is plenty of room. Power I'm not sure. But got distracted and let it go.
down home 11/03/20 05:34pm General RVing Issues
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down home 10/31/20 07:44am General RVing Issues
Got no Issues

Blue Bird Day at home. Kinda wish i was in South Texas fishing though. Blue Bird Day, High in low sixties for 2 hours around 2:00. I hope wherever you are RVing today. you can get out and enjoy the weather, and don't go back inside until your eyelids won't stay open. Got to see how much my Banker/Wife is available. Going to tour the Tractor Dealers I think, and maybe look at the new Corvets, and the Gun Shops. If the High Way Petrol is off today well.... Nah, I'm to old fer that. You'all don't get sunburned but have a great time today. :)
down home 10/31/20 07:44am Around the Campfire
RE: RVers and Pheasant hunting

Sorry for your loss. I miss, we all miss Dakota but I'm torn between getting a new friend/family protector and the thoughts of losing it too.
down home 10/30/20 10:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cold Coffee

Cold coffee is why microwaves were invented... ;)X2 X3 If I start leaving full cups of coffee around long enough to go cold....time to put a leash on me so I don't stray off She might try. Juggling several accounts, and trying to find someone to fix the septic field, and answering correspondence, before the actual work gets started, I don't think where is the coffee, I think I want coffee. using the mciro wave is too simple....and it don't taste the same. That another thing i need to do is find a consistently brand of coffee for the Kerig or start using the coffee pot. Sometimes I get an exceptional cup then sometimes it smells like barnyard and i don't even try to drink it. Maxwell House is close but no ring.
down home 10/30/20 10:49pm Around the Campfire
Cold Coffee

How many here have poured a cup of coffee and forgotten it until cold and gotten another, of forgotten a hot cup already poured, and poured another ,t a couple more. I Left a cup under the Kureig, went about something,it was until cold a while ago. yesterday I did it twice. Adn I have poured a cup, left hot, went to do something else and poured another cup, got distracted left it poured another cup. I realized at some point when I went to get another cup that there were three cold cups of coffee in the dining room, breakfast nook, and kitchen. Wife was not amused. She said i have to wash all the cups and when I want one they are all dirty or sitting around full of cold coffee. Fess up and no fibbing that you never did it, there are women present.
down home 10/30/20 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Halloween Or Not

We have never done much on Halloween. Since we moved here not more than a hand full have ever come trick or treating in 8 years. We will have some candy just in case and the lights on. It all seems rather perverse to "celebrate" something linked to demons etc. So we don't do it.
down home 10/30/20 10:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Daylight savings time !

Great Grand Pa 1863-1957 talked about Railroad time a bit. I don't remember it all as i was young but time of day was indeed by the Church Bell. 12:00 was high noon when the sun was directly overhead in Ft Smith and Benton County, Arkansas. On a trip east in 1875 when his sister was married, in Tn 1:000 was high noon there too but was. different than his pocket watch set at home. I don't remember how different. In 1883 the Railroad set up time zones. Not all of them make sense. In California 5.00 it seemed, and it is near dark. About the same latitude as here in Tn. Here in Tn on June 22 the longest day sundown is around 9:30 I'm off a bit I'm sure on that but not much..I could look up al lthe data and be exact but I'm lazy. High noon seems to conform to our clocks in Middle Tn and that is fine. As a child, everyone in the small town and surrounding area went by the Chimes in the old Shook Elementary school. The air was not filled with noise in those times and you could hear it half way over the mountain it seemed. At noon everyone quit work for dinner and when it struck four everyone pretty much was on their way home. or there and supper was on the table. Saturday and the it struck 12:00 and work was done four the week. The idea of time zones suits commerce across distances as sun time changes about one minute eery 13+ miles at the equator. However it does not suit well the natural rythyms of the human clock the human body or of any animals. Animals do not check the time, to eat g to bed or feed. Farmers are generally a better atuned and happier lot as they do not locked into the clock unless they are tying to work n town and have to punch time clock too. The very idea that civilization demands humans retune their natural body rythems to fit commerce is repulsive. We that are retied, or at least me don't wear a watch. We ahve to fit the clock s chime to go to a Doctor or something but I get up when the sun does and go to bed when tired. Use to go to bed as a child in the mountains at sun down right after supper, regardless of time as did everyone pretty much. No Tee Vee and tomorrow wanted to get up with the sun because the fish were waiting. I want to be happy, and don't much care if Wall street is or not. Get rid of Daylight Savings Time. They won't lose any money. If i was able and operated a business my sign, with open time, would read 9to 5 up we open, 12:00 we are eating dinner come in and sit and wait nntil we're done or join us. The very idea of the clock is commerce and profit for a few others.
down home 10/29/20 09:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Daylight savings time !

The Daylight savings time nearly cost my daughter her life, last year. Working at Target she was required to close up and it was after one when she started the hour trip home. She had to be at work next m when time changed at 7:00 or 6:00 am the day before. The continuing stress caught up with her and she went to sleep at the wheel. That one hour of lost sleep very likely caused her to go to sleep. She no longer works there and has a huge medical bill to pay plus the difference in value of the car new and when she wrecked. It was 6 months old. Not very consequential to you perhaps. But when I manged retail going to work before dawn and going home after dark every day caused some problems. My Customers it affected them too. In 70+ years I have seen what it does. I am an observer and nothing escapes me much. At banks it affected the Tellers and the dispositions of people in every walk of life...that have to live by the clock. The idea that it generates more sales more revenue is specious.... but that is what is was always about.
down home 10/28/20 10:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: RVers and Pheasant hunting

I'm not up to trying to put something like this together and might nto be able to make it but.. RV Rallies are held everywhere but the theme if there is one, meet and eat and sometimes some great entertainment. Stll could be that but there is a possibility that something akin to this idea would work provided enough people showed interest and committed to it both to organize it and find location and so forth.
down home 10/28/20 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: question about freezing temps

We have used the drop light before. I don't know what happened to the ones we had. The newer plastic ones do melt and the 130 watt break resistant bulbs, last ones I bought were coated with plastic of some sort, that could kill you in your sleep as they out gassed a poison. That's been a while. I would like to look at someone's bay that has the heater installed from the factory and duplicate it. Driving down the road in sub freezing weather with it on as well as the furnaces shouldn't have or might not any worries about freezing plumbing. One year coming back from Disney World it was dry but 20 degrees. When we got to where we stored it, we plugged it in of course. It was not until the enxt day they emptied the tanks and took it inside. I wondered if they had any ice problems. At night it was around zero or lower.
down home 10/28/20 03:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: question about freezing temps

Can someone get the link in my post to the wet bay heater to work, I don't seem to be able to.
down home 10/27/20 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: question about freezing temps

We had a few nights of freezing temps in Az and ice in the fresh water supply hose. Flushed out after a minute or two but... one of the heated hoses with 110 plug is in order. Price of over a hundred to over 200 according to length galls me though. I know I can use from the tank and refill during thee day but that's another chore...when it is cold outside! We had installed a 50 amp box at wife's Sisters for our stay but not a 110...so I'm thinking of getting a tech to run a 120ac plug from the other side of the coach that has two or three in the bays. May need a separate wire an breaker though as intend some sort of small forced air heater with weather tight or resistant housing and thermostat to make sure the tangs are warm and the wet bay. Just need the layout and drawing it up before any cutting etc. Would also come in handy going down the road. The furnaces heat the bays some but... ***came cross this MH Service Bay Heater: 12volt apparently with plug List several MFGs that use it or that it will fit. https://shop.findmyrvparts.com/wet-bay-heater-service-bay-3000rv-monaco-rv-parts-p/3000rv.htm don't fully understand your post, but if you have a 50 amp hookup, you have 120 available bumpy We stayed in Az for awhile, parked on Relative's lot that had sewer connection but not fifty amp connection. We installed that but did not think to have a 120pug installed too. We do not have 120 plug in the wetbay but have three on the other side of coach in the bays. Getting a 120plug installed in wet bay, we would not be dependent on a 120 plug on a tower or not. Afterwards I tumbled across the link to 12 volt wet bay heater that some coaches have and could be installed in ours or yours.
down home 10/27/20 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: question about freezing temps

We had a few nights of freezing temps in Az and ice in the fresh water supply hose. Flushed out after a minute or two but... one of the heated hoses with 110 plug is in order. Price of over a hundred to over 200 according to length galls me though. I know I can use from the tank and refill during thee day but that's another chore...when it is cold outside! We had installed a 50 amp box at wife's Sisters for our stay but not a 110...so I'm thinking of getting a tech to run a 120ac plug from the other side of the coach that has two or three in the bays. May need a separate wire an breaker though as intend some sort of small forced air heater with weather tight or resistant housing and thermostat to make sure the tangs are warm and the wet bay. Just need the layout and drawing it up before any cutting etc. Would also come in handy going down the road. The furnaces heat the bays some but... ***came cross this MH Service Bay Heater: 12volt apparently with plug List several MFGs that use it or that it will fit. Motorhome Service Bay Heater
down home 10/26/20 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVers and 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. A rally? In 2020? Really? *2021!
down home 10/26/20 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Water Pump

The pump that came on our Mh an Aquajet, with switch on, would kick in if the city water pressure was below the 55psi5gph, stayed off if 55 psi or above, of the pump. We had to replace it with same pump supposedly, while in Fla in 14,doesn't seem to do that. Low water pressure we usually, anyway, fill the tank in the evening and then use from it. Too bad there aren't valve controls inside.
down home 10/17/20 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

Peak Times in Atlanta, Nashville, Oklahoma City and many others ,we need a Valium prescription from the Dr, sometimes I think. If we kept logs, over the years, it would make a great horror movie. This last trip home was one of the worse. Nearly killed, in one instance, as would have been a lot of Motorists too. Even in a car, after driving through the nightmares, we will stop and have a bite to eat and drain the nerves. Don't mind the traffic much in the little black car as I can, when I drive stay away from the idiots. We seriously thought about selling the RV after getting home. Not going back otu there for a while.
down home 10/17/20 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: I've Rediscovered Butter

My wife from Southern Michigan,farm country, her Grandmother fed her butter whenever she came over. She was a small thin girl always on the go. She thought, apparently fresh country butter would put some meat on her bones and make here healthy? Wife wasn't crazy about the idea though. Grand Ma would sometimes buy "scalded butter"from her cousin. Maybe the idea was to pasturize it? It was white and it didn't help the flavor any.
down home 10/16/20 02:46pm Around the Campfire
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