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Old 06-13-2015, 07:14 PM   #39019
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R U an RV Mutant too?

Leaving Monday for Waldport Oregon and then Canada. Out until November so we hope to meet some mutants while touring. We will attend the iRV2 national rally. Walking the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day with friends from the UP, I am a YOOPER born in Ontonagon. Installed an IKEA computer desk and chair today in place of the Love seat, a useful addition to some wasted space. Posted pix on the Fleetwood owners page. Under $200 so an affordable upgrade. Alan and Linda


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Old 06-13-2015, 07:20 PM   #39020
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Hey look e eyeryone... RVM21 is on the rainbow again and so excited he could hardly finish his post. That's true mutant!
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:25 PM   #39021
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Got to love how touching the iPad screen has unintended consequences. I edited the post so you now can partake in my entire post and wisdom of the day.


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Old 06-13-2015, 07:27 PM   #39022
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:52 PM   #39023
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Looks great! And functional which is a bonus!

Maybe you'll be able to meet Possum and Dogpatch in Canada... here there's only about 500 miles between them... lol.

Or some of us in Bryce in Aug... or Idaho in Sep... or AZ in winter... or elsewhere on the rainbow. Seek and yee shall find mutants...
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:38 PM   #39024
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Permit me, dear friends, to quote to you excerpts from an article in the July issue of MotorHome.

The author is Alan Rider. He is pondering that motorhome owners are, by nature, a diverse and independent bunch but if it were possible to get all of us to agree on any one thing, he’d like to think it might be that Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” would be a fine official ode to our favorite mode of transportation.

Alan goes on to say that after 50 years of traveling, he’s still so smitten with life on the road that he’s generally not picky about the final destination. “Because, as Robert Louis Stevenson put it ‘I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move’ ”

Later on in his piece, Alan says he’s discovered something else we share – something quite unexpected that explains this boundless enthusiasm for travel. “I’m talking genetics here, people” he says.

He had recently read that scientists have found a gene that might help explain our wanderlust. It’s essentially a variation of a gene named DRD4 that controls dopamine, a neurotransmitter that stimulates the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. “Researchers say that some 20% of human beings have a version of that gene known as DRD4-7R that’s linked to restlessness and curiosity, leading those of us blessed with it to regularly crave new sights and experiences.”

Alan then suggests those of us who are in the minority and who understand this urge to wander need to stick together because, frankly, not everyone gets the fact that ‘any day on the road is a good day’.

Finally, Alan calls us to raise a toast to Woody Guthrie who reminds us that this land truly is our land and to genetic mutations that make us eager to get out and explore it.

Thank you, Alan, for that article – it made me smile.

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Permit me, dear friends, to quote to you excerpts from an article in the July issue of MotorHome.

The author is Alan Rider. He is pondering that motorhome owners are, by nature, a diverse and independent bunch but if it were possible to get all of us to agree on any one thing, he’d like to think it might be that Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” would be a fine official ode to our favorite mode of transportation.

Alan goes on to say that after 50 years of traveling, he’s still so smitten with life on the road that he’s generally not picky about the final destination. “Because, as Robert Louis Stevenson put it ‘I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move’ ”

Later on in his piece, Alan says he’s discovered something else we share – something quite unexpected that explains this boundless enthusiasm for travel. “I’m talking genetics here, people” he says.

He had recently read that scientists have found a gene that might help explain our wanderlust. It’s essentially a variation of a gene named DRD4 that controls dopamine, a neurotransmitter that stimulates the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. “Researchers say that some 20% of human beings have a version of that gene known as DRD4-7R that’s linked to restlessness and curiosity, leading those of us blessed with it to regularly crave new sights and experiences.”

Alan then suggests those of us who are in the minority and who understand this urge to wander need to stick together because, frankly, not everyone gets the fact that ‘any day on the road is a good day’.

Finally, Alan calls us to raise a toast to Woody Guthrie who reminds us that this land truly is our land and to genetic mutations that make us eager to get out and explore it.

Thank you, Alan, for that article – it made me smile.

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MY GENES ARE GETTING TOO TIGHT......

In the same issue was a write up on one of the sister campgrounds to Catherines Landing, where Ed went after he left us, i think.....


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Lol. Actually he was nominated for best supporting actor in the theater group and...won! We are both so happy to be back. Celebrating Grands graduations are wonderful but the delayed rainbow riding is hard. I will try to remember to map us on the village as we go.
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Alan,

I know that trick only too well. I have a monkey and a hyperactive little dog who have helped send premature messages from me.
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^^ Martin... Ya don't post often, but when ya do...!

So something we mutants recognized back in 2013 and in fairness to all - long before that, is now being confirmed by science. Well bless their hearts lol.

Yep - they're almost there. They know it's in our genes. They know we go for the journey. They know the mutation. They know the curiosity. Seems they're short 1 that I'm not sure they'll catch on to. Unless of course they actually get an RV and don't miss what they don't have.

Great find Martin.

Edit... he may not be a mutant - but he may well be a lurker. Lol.
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RVM Central, this is Okmunky. Roger RVM Central, we hear you loud and clear. RVM Central, Okmunky wishes to inform you that the monkey has landed in Seattle as scheduled.

Okmunky, over and out.
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Okmunky, over and out.
Congrats and I bet you're glad to be in a place to rest!!!
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There are two sizes most are the smaller of the 2. What the diameter is I'm not sure.
Either 0.445 to 0.461" or 0.618 to 0.633" dia hole.

I believe that .453 is a more common diameter for autos.
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