Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2015, 01:20 PM   #295
Senior Member
 
Elf111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ft wayne Indiana
Posts: 476
A vw I was never that nimble
__________________

__________________
Elf111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-14-2015, 06:30 PM   #296
Senior Member
 
MattC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 459
Thumbs up

I'm not as old as many of you, but we were live aboards. The water equivalent of full time. We didn't have electric lights or refrigeration until we moved to a house. When not otherwise occupied both my brother and I were carving treenails out of oak blanks. These are the tapered pegs that held the planks to the ribs of the boat. There was no iron in the hull, she had been built at the start of WWII and there was little available. That is why she had stone ballast for many years (until late 40's).

I would often work in the shipyards as we moved up and down the coast with the weather. I got to work along side more than a few scandinavians that had hunted whales from open boats when they were younger. None could count to ten on his fingers. Not that they could not count that high. I remember thinking that they were really old. They must have been 40 maybe even more.

Sometimes the workers would talk about the cars that they had once owned. Names I had never heard like Essex and Pope. And how they go to do serious repairs on the road, but hey, the car had already gone twenty thousand miles.

Yes, I got my first slide rule went I got sent to live with my grand mother so I could go to high school. I used it for years until calculators got available.

I still have a timing light and a dwell/tach.

Memories can be something.
__________________

__________________
A lifelong waterman and his bride going dry places for as long as the fuel money lasts.
MattC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 05:13 AM   #297
Junior Member
 
beaverman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stanwood Wa.
Posts: 26
I still have a timing light and a dwell/tach.


I still have cars that use them.
__________________
Denny's toys
1990 Beaver Contessa 36',19' Bayliner, 1938 ford, 1966 Ford Mustang,1965 Mustang, Retired USAF 1968-1990
beaverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 06:18 AM   #298
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Troy Mo
Posts: 1,951
You know you're getting old when it becomes a status symbol.
__________________
loisjop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 06:35 AM   #299
Senior Member
 
tanstaafl's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North Port, Fl
Posts: 588
Or when you really enjoy the music playing in the grocery store.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost.

2014 Allegro 36LA
tanstaafl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 07:22 AM   #300
Senior Member
 
Wizard's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,401
Remembering when we got our first indoor plumbing. I slipped into the partially dug hole for the septic tank with no ladder. Had to wait for someone to come along to help
__________________
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 07:52 AM   #301
Senior Member
 
Mike_Harriet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 649
When you know what a vacuum tube is, and actually repaired tube driven HF radios in the Navy.
__________________
Mike_Harriet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 12:59 PM   #302
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 20,794
Your house catches fire and the first thing you grab is your Metamucil.
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 12:27 AM   #303
Senior Member
 
Theberrys's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_Harriet View Post
When you know what a vacuum tube is, and actually repaired tube driven HF radios in the Navy.
Oh yes....the good old 12AT7, or OB2, Duo Triode High Mu Diode!
Dick
__________________
1999 Tradewinds 7372 Cat 3126
Albuquerque, NM
Theberrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 02:26 AM   #304
Senior Member
 
sirpurrcival's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,064
When your wife's adult nephew looks at you with a puzzled look when you happen to pull out an LP record and says "Wow, I have never seen one of those for real".
__________________
1999 - National Tropi Cal
sirpurrcival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 08:57 AM   #305
Senior Member
 
Glenn and Kathy's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Arizona high country
Posts: 1,035
You remember when a record album was 3 78 rpm records with 2 tunes on each record.

Glenn
__________________
2006 Sea Breeze LX 8341 on a Workhorse W22 Chassis with 22.5 Alcoa Alum wheels,
2011 Chevy Colorado 4X4 with Ready Brake
Glenn and Kathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 09:04 AM   #306
Senior Member
 
Old Car Nut's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Woodward, OK
Posts: 1,096
You remember

Giant box of corn flakes .30
1lb sugar .25
1/2 gallon milk .35
Snickers bar .05
Loaf of bread .10
GASOLINE .10
__________________
Jay Devereaux
1992 County Coach Magna #4926 "Maggie" 25' Stacker "The Toy Box"
Facebook | IRV2 | YouTube | Twitter
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Old Car Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 09:20 AM   #307
Senior Member
 
rgvtexan's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NE WA or S TX
Posts: 1,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_Harriet View Post
When you know what a vacuum tube is, and actually repaired tube driven HF radios in the Navy.
I was in the FIRST class that was taught Transistor Theory, at the Army Signal School Radar Repair. Most everything were vacuum tubes then.
Yes I know I'm Old.
__________________
04 Horizon QD, 12 Ford Flex, Excalibar, Brake-Pro, ,, Winter Texan, RVin! since 1974
Norm, Donna & Tinker Kat 74 MGB-GT, 75 MGB, 01 Z3
Life is a Timed Event, you only get One Go Around!
rgvtexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 09:32 AM   #308
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 20,794
You look for your glasses for half an hour and they were on your head the whole time
__________________

__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.