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Old 10-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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I have this gentleman next to us that when I looked out yesterday (In the driving rain) was taking off the front tire (22.5).
When I first loooked all I saw was him laying under the front of his RV in a puddle. I went out to be sure he was OK and he told me he was going to take off the tires and the brakes because he had just bought the RV a month ago.
We have been sitting in Washington in the rain for 4 weeks with no let up,the ground was soft mud,. I wouldn't have tried this when the ground was dry and we were 30 years younger.
After he removed a tire, he left the rig on the jack and went to bed.
I think he needs a hobby.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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'Braver' or 'dumber'??
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thats what happens when u live up North. Air must be thinner!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #4
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" If you can't do it in the rain, it ain't gonna get done! "
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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The RV is gas or diesel?
Miles on the RV?
Age of the RV?
Age of the gentleman?

Just keep watching out for him and have your phone handy to call 911.
And have the address there handy.
You may want to ask him, if it is alright for you to call 911 if needed.
Or if he has a living will handy?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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UPDATE:
This morning he got up and went to play pool at the club house------Yes it's still jacked up and no tire.
3 pm still there
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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So...anything interesting going on with the neighbors on your other side?
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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Personally I have great admiration for a man who is willing to get his hands dirty. If he is willing to do it in the rain the more power to him. If he is smart enough to come out of the rain then he might not be a dumb as you think.

If I were broken down in the bush I would much rather have a "hands on" type of guy come along than a pencil pusher.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Gotta leave something on the to do list for tomorrow. He can take off another then!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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the first thing the old boys taught me was any time you take off a tire slide it under the frame or axles, even when it's on a jack stand. then if anything happens the tire and rim will stop it from coming down on you. i know of one company owner that died because of using wood blocks stacked, while switching front axle. couldn't wait for the mechanic to get there. took him a few hours to die in the hospital. i know 22.5's are heavy but a mistake will really hurt you.. (fyi- when i got a flat on my 3 axle dump with a skiploader loaded on it. while switching a rear tire, my jack sank 4 inchs thru the parking lot, couldn't get at the valve to let the jack down and had to drive off the jack). safety first.
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He's really a pool hustler and went to play pool to build the finances up to fix the tire/brakes. He needed to take the tire off to inspect and find out how much he had to win.

Since it probably is a retirement campground, 25 cents a game takes a long time to build up the coffers.
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The real question for me would be.. this is a retirement community? why would anyone want to settle in an RV where it rains all the time! I do believe I would go stark raving mad!
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I'm not real sure that "brave" is the right word!
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