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Old 09-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #3375
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Is there room for 1 more. I missed maybe 50 pages in the middle some where, but think I got the idea of what the concept is. I could only be a troll for so long, and now it is time to emerge from under the bridge. Not sure of my number, if you would be so kind to grant me RVM status, but I do try and make everyday a journey.

Hello to you cnkinthebus,

Of course there is always room for one more and Im quite sure and positive that you can think of something you dont have and dont need, like rope lights for example, and a whole host of other things and also for a love of bacon, that is a must and needed for survival, and a capacity for pondering and wondering and wandering, and a penchant for the wish of a curious curiosity rally when we can hopefully put one together.

Although I cannot bestow your number upon you, I am sure you more than qualify, and once you satisfy your have and have nots and not missed one bits, your number will immediately become forthcoming ... ...

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #3376
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I have discovered another thing that I cannot live without -- the engine in our Duramax tow vehicle. Seems that while towing our 5er over Solder's Summit in Utah this summer I over heated the truck. Found out that it is best not to mix anti-freeze types in it. This, in turn, caused the check engine light to come on after we got home. I lifted the hood and there was an engine in there - which is as far as my mech. ability goes. I did flush and change the anti-freeze and installed the correct (yellow) stuff. The dealer told me that 1) I had to change both thermostats and that (2)I needed to replace the turbocharger. The 'stats I can do - turbo, not so much. It looks like $3,700 for a new one with about 8 or more hours labor and, googling it, it is not a do-it-yourself job. So, we will be staying home this winter and saving up for the repair. Oh well, this way I will get to spend Christmas with the Great-grand kids.

Could be worse - We could live in Boulder, Colo.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #3377
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I have discovered another thing that I cannot live without -- the engine in our Duramax tow vehicle. Seems that while towing our 5er over Solder's Summit in Utah this summer I over heated the truck. Found out that it is best not to mix anti-freeze types in it. This, in turn, caused the check engine light to come on after we got home. I lifted the hood and there was an engine in there - which is as far as my mech. ability goes. I did flush and change the anti-freeze and installed the correct (yellow) stuff. The dealer told me that 1) I had to change both thermostats and that (2)I needed to replace the turbocharger. The 'stats I can do - turbo, not so much. It looks like $3,700 for a new one with about 8 or more hours labor and, googling it, it is not a do-it-yourself job. So, we will be staying home this winter and saving up for the repair. Oh well, this way I will get to spend Christmas with the Great-grand kids.

Could be worse - We could live in Boulder, Colo.
Oh Ouch, Sorry to hear that you are having the trouble with your Dura-max changing thermostats yeah not a big job, but the turbo as you have already surmised is better left to those that have done it before. winter with the grand kids and great grand kids can be good but being trapped in the snow for the winter is something that wouldnt trip my trigger very much, I am thankful we will be in Apache Junction early November, although I will miss deer hunting in Mich this year, but thankfully there is always next year.

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #3378
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Dick Noble - RVM10 makes a rare appearance and with sad news to report. Mutants - it's time to harness the positive energy of the curiosity and send RVM10 a small windfall to get his mutation back on track. All at once now - Ommm Ommm - Dollar Ommm. That outta do it.

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #3379
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This mini-ponder has me doing it too. Retire, for instance is obviously after tire, or most likely tired. Makes sense. However there are more obtuse "re" somethings.

So what can be logical about "reply"? Must one first be in a state of "ply" before "replying"? "Return" really has me overloaded. Don't ever recall (oh geesh another one) being "turn" so he can I ever return? There goes my last synapse. I can smell the smoke now.

Where is Andy Rooney when I need him?
So very true! It's east to recalculate what you have already calculated, or reevaluate what you have already evaluated, but you can't recant can you?

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My biggest question is about recycling and repurposing, and can you recycle if you dont have a cycle or repurpose if you arent exactly sure what your purpose is in the first place? I think my mind is just going to xplode.
Yea, what if you've already accomplished your purpose...can't re-accomplish it can you?

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This is what I found in my back yard. 2 in one week!

This was the first one.
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This was the second one. A big fatty!
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Well, should be easy to find what with them being in red buckets and all...

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I covered the pail with a towel, wired it on and drove them about 5 miles out into the country and set them free.

While driving the second bigger one out there, I had my window down and the wind blew my shoelace against my leg and I near crapped my pants as I thought the snake got loose!
My momma always told me to keep a pair of clean undies on hand just in case you needed to see a doctor....

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We've lived here for 9 years and never saw any snakes except a small green snake. Then two rattlers in a week.

My wife refuses to go out in the yard now.
Any further visits by their relatives yet?

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I have discovered another thing that I cannot live without -- the engine in our Duramax tow vehicle. Seems that while towing our 5er over Solder's Summit in Utah this summer I over heated the truck. Found out that it is best not to mix anti-freeze types in it. This, in turn, caused the check engine light to come on after we got home. I lifted the hood and there was an engine in there - which is as far as my mech. ability goes. I did flush and change the anti-freeze and installed the correct (yellow) stuff. The dealer told me that 1) I had to change both thermostats and that (2)I needed to replace the turbocharger. The 'stats I can do - turbo, not so much. It looks like $3,700 for a new one with about 8 or more hours labor and, googling it, it is not a do-it-yourself job. So, we will be staying home this winter and saving up for the repair. Oh well, this way I will get to spend Christmas with the Great-grand kids.

Could be worse - We could live in Boulder, Colo.
Sorry to hear that We had to replace the turbo in the DW's vehicle, thought about trading it in, but it worked out better replacing the turbo.

Positive thoughts being sent your way.
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Ommmm. Ommmm dollar ommmm!

Enjoy those kidlets while you can, snow be-darned.

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Old 09-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #3381
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Anyone pondering Myrtle Beach in 2014?

Could be a great place for a curiosity! RVM32
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #3382
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Anyone pondering Myrtle Beach in 2014?

Could be a great place for a curiosity! RVM32
Amana Colonies was a bit too far from us so Myrtle Beach would have to be a Beach too far for us to ponder a ponder.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #3384
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Once upon a time I would have. My first solo IFR flight from Champaign, IL to Rockford, IL I climbed out on a dreary overcast day and at about 4500' busted through the tops and had to put my sunglasses on. I looked out to see the most amazingly flat cloud tops and my shadow passing over them. I was thinking to myself that THIS is why I got my instrument ticket. OOOO YAAAA

Sadly, the days of the $40 hamburger run are over. Jumping into a plane to put on an hour of flight time just...well...because you wanted to got too expensive.

HOWEVER...I don't miss that because I have have a lovely wife of 23 years, transitioned from the skyways to the highways, and dream of the days in the near future where she and our GSDs can turn the key and go where we want to. Soon...very soon.

While I enjoyed my time flying it has passed. Besides, my MH is more complex than any plane I flew and keeps me on my toes and busy tinkering with it. Also...while at times the view from the air can be thrilling, it ain't home. I now have a home with a moving picture window to change the view when we want to.

Does that renew my RVM creds?

Aww.... do like my DH and go with the Powered Parachute... they use regular auto fuel not airplane fuel. Didn't take him long to learn it....no fuselage, but hey... the weather is nice up there even when it's hot down here... and he puts a plexiglass windshield on it in the winter and I got him cable heated gloves and socks that motorcyclists use and he wears a jumpsuit in the winter. We pull it in a trailer behind us when we go places in the camper sometimes... going to a fly n next if I ever get the roof finished to the camper. (I suspect he will go even i I don't,but will stay with his mom since it is in her town)
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #3385
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Part of the 7 acres we are staying on includes ~ 300 ft of beach front. I was just coming back to the rig when I noticed these guys and gals who stopped to rest at the far end. It seems even the wild geese are telling me it's time to head south.
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Part of the 7 acres we are staying on includes ~ 300 ft of beach front. I was just coming back to the rig when I noticed these guys and gals who stopped to rest at the far end. It seems even the wild geese are telling me it's time to head south.
Hey Barb, duh yuh know how to tell the American Geese from Canadian Geese?

The Murican ones have bigger mouths. bwahahahahahaha

See you next year down by the 97 crossing because we loved seeing the park you were yakking about.
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In June, a 3200 acre fire burned most of Royal Gorge Park in Canon City, Co, shutting it down until next June.

But Mom Nature springs back pretty quick.

We went up on Skyline Drive, a one-car wide road on top of a razor-back ridge 900 ft above the city. One of us did not open their eyes very much.

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Feeling faint, just looking at that pix! That road would be my worst nightmare, (even worse than snakes)! I could not do it. Hats off to you!
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