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Old 10-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #4663
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Smile Spare Serpentine Belt

]It's really hard to remember what I have in all the space. I bought a spare serpentine belt and it is NOT in my MH. I have a sewing machine in my MH, but no spare belt.

So... Dunner here is a thought..
Install the new belt and keep the old one as a spare. That way you know it fits and maybe you can avoid a break down while traveling the rainbow..
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #4664
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Hi Dave,

Ahhh well we dont have a karaoki machine and well I cannot carry a tune in a bucket, so I would be out of that, but Im quite sure there are crooners among us.

Cheers !!!
No machine here and no can sing either. I have ordered and new 2T external hard drive and plan to begin moving my cd music to iTunes format.

Anyone have a loud docking station or external speaker system we can use for music at our Mardi Gras shindig? It need to loud enough to hear in an open area. Most I have seen online are good up to foot away before they distort - or are rather expensive.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #4665
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Jeff - it's 300 miles from Plano / Frisco to Hot Springs. Since I'm a lightweight driver - I plan to leave on the 23rd and stop 50 miles or so out and roll in easy on the 24th. That could change and do it in a day - but I know how things can go. Late start due to X Y or Z - etc. And the more I drive - the leas like setting up.

Herb and Barb are good candidates to roll with us. And no telling about Wayne M rolling by from the South - or Teffy for that matter. We shall see. We shall see.
We Shall see indeed, its just to hard to tell right now, cause there is no way to know how the rainbow will bend once we head that way, we plan on making it a slow and steady trip and wont even plot our course until its much closer to the time we depart. but we can keep it in thought and work on it as we go.

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.... Ill be happy to join in a bicycle ride, but I'll have to work a bit to get up to 75 miles in a day....
Maybe I could do 75 miles on a bike in a year but definitely not in a day, at the sons urging I took his 10 speed out on a run - after 8 Texas blocks I thought I was going to die. Some guy came by in his truck and took me the 4 blocks to the house.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #4667
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Good afternoon mutants...good morning PT;-) hope all is well on the rainbow today. Had some free time this afternoon after funeral #2 so I decided to do a little cleaning on Jenny's front cap. Haven't had the time since we got back from Brenham trip.

I don't know bout you guys but I HATE cleaning bugs off the front of Jenny! Tar and bug remover, WD40, nothing prevents having to scrub and scrub and even then it just doesn't come off without a little dis-coloration in spots and I supposedly have a clear coat mask. Geesh I really hate this. So I started a great ponder.......
You know how those race cars have clear sheets over their windshields and every time they make a pit stop, one of the crew members just peels off the top dirty sheet revealing a perfectly clean window? Whaalaa! How bout peel off sheets for our front windshields and front caps? No more bug cleaning.... Just pull off the top sheet and we are clean! What do you think about them apples?

Whoa now my mutant mind is on a roll, we could start a new company with all mutant members of record being shareholders and market these thru CW and other RV Dealers. We could call them Mutant Sheets!!!!! Watch your front cap mutate from dirty to clean in Lickety Split! How bout it mutants what say ye?
Well, they (whoever they are) make them for tablets, smartphones, etc. to protect the screens...why not bigger ones? Could call them "Bugger - Me - Not's".

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Wet down affected area. Take a wash cloth, get it soaking wet and pour baking soda on it till it gets all pasty. Rub the entire are with rag, adding more baking soda as needed. Wait 7-10 minutes and just wash off with wet rag. Rinse, bugs all gone, no hard rubbing, no sweat.
Baking soda keeps the refer fresh, the ant hills depopulated, why not the boot clean? I will have to try this..

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Hello all mutants.

I have been lurking in the back ground for a while, and its time to come out of the shadows. Have enjoyed reading the posts and the mutant group sounds like people we would enjoy.
Jackie and I have purchased our first class A about 2 years ago and traded up last fall to our current baby. We found a well cared for 2000 American Eagle 40 EDS. While it does have a lot there are somethings it does not and we dont miss them.

Multiple slides, ours only has one. Outdoor kitchen and entertainment center, tag axle, or a half bath.
We have zero rope lights but do have some lights on a string for the awning whch I hope you folks will overlook.
We sold off two vehicles this past summer and purchased a Jeep Wrangler for a toad which we love. Have seen some fun mutant jeeping recently.
Not sure we can make the Great Curiousity but would love to.
Last but not least the journey is definantly a big part of the whole experence....slow down and enjoy.

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I've been reading and considering the qualifications of membership. It seems at least, on the face of it, I would meet the minimum points necessary to be labeled an RVMutant. I do love my Bounder, dog and DW......not necessarily in that order....life is what it is.

1st- It is an easy task to "load -n-go" it is a great chore to decide where to? So, I must just love the journeys. I don't care where I end up, just want to go.

2nd- Even though I may wonder for hours at the RV Show or my local CW, I walk away saying that's nice, but don't' need and can't justify it.
CW and other RV dealers here throw a Motorhome blowout at various casino lots here fairly regularly. Lots of fun to browse...we just keep the pockets empty, no cash, no pens, etc. Just curious to see who the Jones's are trying to keep up with.

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Good Afternoon:

It seams like if we didn't have bad luck we wouldn't have any luck at all, but the good Lord is watching over us.

Back in June we lost our genny, just west of San Antonio, on the way to Los Angles. $4400.00 and two weeks later we had a "new" used genny and no money so we had a change of plans but we had a ball as the journey was our destination, we really regretted not getting to meet Okmonkey but Seattle was entirely out of the question now as funds became sevearly (sp) limited. It took us four weeks to come home, after all it was 1675 miles and we had lots to see and do. One day was really taxing as I had to drive 115 miles. Our son, who called us every night, kept telling us we were never going to get home and our answer was SO?

Aug 3, Stephanie stepped off a curb, fell, and hit her head on the sidewalk. Two brain surgeries later we were in a ICU, then long range acute care, skilled nursing facility, and we came home yesterday. The home health care people will be here tomorrow to do an evaluation as to what we can expect. We're not walking right now but we've had that problem before and overcame it.

We're already talking about our next trip - possibly Oktoberfest in Galveston on Oct 24-26. If she can get up and down the five steps to the MH I can do the rest with the wheelchair. If all goes well, we're going to go to Wurstfest in New Braunfells Tx. the first week of Nov. We haven't missed one in eleven years. We don't drink and she can't dance but we sure like the music.

Hot Springs sounds like a good idea - we're going to try and be there.
Ouch...I hope everything works out well for you from now on!

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^^ Hey Don - how the Quack are ya? Eventually you will be overwhelmed by talk and snaps of Mardi Gras goings on at the GC @ CL in April. Realize it's a fer distance and DW has a restaurant to run - but would sure like to see you two quackers there. Glad to see ya made it back to us!
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Jeff - it's 300 miles from Plano / Frisco to Hot Springs. Since I'm a lightweight driver - I plan to leave on the 23rd and stop 50 miles or so out and roll in easy on the 24th. That could change and do it in a day - but I know how things can go. Late start due to X Y or Z - etc. And the more I drive - the leas like setting up.

Herb and Barb are good candidates to roll with us. And no telling about Wayne M rolling by from the South - or Teffy for that matter. We shall see. We shall see.
I'm in favor of a caravan but our old horse only runs about 60-65 it tops out at 68 unless going downhill in NM and then she'll do 81 by the Tom Tom.

I was thinking 2 days to Plano, enjoyable evening, and then 2 days to Hot Springs. Just kidding. I'm thinking about 4-5 days unless we get in a hurry and then we'll do it in 3. Remember the journey is the destination.

All you young squirts - life gets better after 70. Even with strokes and brain surgeries. Knees hurt - hips hurt - hearing not as good eyes not as good, but the DW is there to help out, enjoy the beautiful sun sets and the views and smells of the countryside.

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^^ Hey Don - how the Quack are ya? Eventually you will be overwhelmed by talk and snaps of Mardi Gras goings on at the GC @ CL in April. Realize it's a fer distance and DW has a restaurant to run - but would sure like to see you two quackers there. Glad to see ya made it back to us!
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Hi Steve! Just going quackers figgerin if we can make the GC. Don't look promising right now though.

But we shall see...
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I'm in favor of a caravan but our old horse only runs about 60-65 it tops out at 68 unless going downhill in NM and then she'll do 81 by the Tom Tom.

I was thinking 2 days to Plano, enjoyable evening, and then 2 days to Hot Springs. Just kidding. I'm thinking about 4-5 days unless we get in a hurry and then we'll do it in 3. Remember the journey is the destination.

All you young squirts - life gets better after 70. Even with strokes and brain surgeries. Knees hurt - hips hurt - hearing not as good eyes not as good, but the DW is there to help out, enjoy the beautiful sun sets and the views and smells of the countryside.

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Agreed! If I can't get there doing 60-65...then it obviously wasn't meant to be
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So... Dunner here is a thought..
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I usually do that, but I heard it is a two man job and I don't have anybody close to help me. I could probably do it myself, but after reading recent posts, it appears that serpentine belts last a long time. Only have 17k on my MH and my Ram 1500 has 137k on the stock belt.
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I'm in favor of a caravan but our old horse only runs about 60-65 it tops out at 68 unless going downhill in NM and then she'll do 81 by the Tom Tom.

I was thinking 2 days to Plano, enjoyable evening, and then 2 days to Hot Springs. Just kidding. I'm thinking about 4-5 days unless we get in a hurry and then we'll do it in 3. Remember the journey is the destination.

All you young squirts - life gets better after 70. Even with strokes and brain surgeries. Knees hurt - hips hurt - hearing not as good eyes not as good, but the DW is there to help out, enjoy the beautiful sun sets and the views and smells of the countryside.

LIFE IS GREAT

Hey Bob,

I just checked the mileage from Yuma, AZ to Frisco, TX .... geeessshhhhh its 1200 miles it sure doesnt look that far, but its a good thing I can take a couple of weeks to do that, or faster depending. Ill probably be coming into the DFW area by 20 then hook north on 35 to Frisco, but I'll have to figure out where I can make 2 or 3 day stops along the way, there is no reason to hurry Ill have like a full month to get to Hot Springs via Frisco. The big reason we want to stop in Frisco is because we have some friends that have spent the last 12 years in California, and they have just moved to Frisco, and they are right on the way to Hot Springs, what better time to stop and touch base. Yeeeeee Haaaaaa

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Jeff - I've said it before, DFW is centrally located 1,200 miles from everywhere I want to go (or more).
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What about going to the bathhouse show? When we were in the tour business, we always did it and the ladies really enjoyed it. I think this is the webb site

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huntnski What about going to the bathhouse show? When we were in the tour business, we always did it and the ladies really enjoyed it. I think this is the webb site www.bathhouseshow.com
That sounds cool.
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