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Old 04-30-2016, 12:45 AM   #53971
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Now Mel, you listen to them folk 'cause I'm thinkin' the same thing.

BTW, what do your gauges say on the dash? One of the periodic tests diesel owners with air brakes should do is to shut down the motor, turn the key back on, and gently pump the brakes several times. When the air drops between 60-65 the low air alarm should come on, and at some point as stated the parking brake button will pop out.

Start the engine and watch the gauges. They should slowly start to rise. If they don't then there is most likely an air leak (kind of big) or the air pump is not working. A big air leak could be heard standing outside walking around the coach.
Well, then we have a big air leak. When I stop, cut the engine and step out of the coach, I can hear air hissing really loudly. But when I start up the engine, the gauges show the air coming back up, but very slowly.

Now for a different topic ...

We are camped at a beautiful campground in Prescott National Forest. After spending the day in town, we got back to our site to find a group of about 12 or 14 Jr. hi age girls and several adults piling out of two passenger vans (one was pulling a big trailer with gear). They set up 4 or 5 tents on a SINGLE campsite where you can have a maximum of 8 (that may be high) people and two tents. They are yelling and making terrible racket and I am going to see the campground host tomorrow about it. He actually drove by in his golf cart while they were setting up and didn't stop to say anything to them. Go figure. Sigh.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:23 AM   #53972
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Wow... Bob surprised the heck out of me this evening. My stone fell out of my engagement ring awhile back. He took it to the jewelers for repair.
Tonight he took me to Beethoven's (which, by the way, Dave, has now marked the Frickadellen [German meat loaf] as Gluten Free... Yippee!), and handed me a wadded up piece of tissue paper... I opened it and couldn't figure out what happened to my ring, it was just the stone and a little bracket on it, I thought... wha? They killed my ring? Then he said it's your stone in a pendant, and so I thought.. they did kill my ring! Then he stood up and dropped to one knee and pulled my ring out of his pocket like he was proposing... and it had a larger diamond in it... like twice as big as the small one I had picked out some... almost 37 years ago...and they put the ribs back into it which time has worn smooth and re-blacked the design curves in it, re-rounded it where it got bent out of shape... basically, restored it to how it looked when new... and he had his matching band fixed and re rounded, and the time worn ribs remade in his and all too! I was speechless! (That's going some if you ask him...LOL!) I'll switch to my phone and post a picture.
Marty, this brought a tear to my eye. I'm not kidding! Clearly, your fella has a big heart and loves you beyond words.

Looking forward to meeting you both one of these days.
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Wow... Bob surprised the heck out of me this evening. My stone fell out of my engagement ring awhile back. He took it to the jewelers for repair.
Tonight he took me to Beethoven's (which, by the way, Dave, has now marked the Frickadellen [German meat loaf] as Gluten Free... Yippee!), and handed me a wadded up piece of tissue paper... I opened it and couldn't figure out what happened to my ring, it was just the stone and a little bracket on it, I thought... wha? They killed my ring? Then he said it's your stone in a pendant, and so I thought.. they did kill my ring! Then he stood up and dropped to one knee and pulled my ring out of his pocket like he was proposing... and it had a larger diamond in it... like twice as big as the small one I had picked out some... almost 37 years ago...and they put the ribs back into it which time has worn smooth and re-blacked the design curves in it, re-rounded it where it got bent out of shape... basically, restored it to how it looked when new... and he had his matching band fixed and re rounded, and the time worn ribs remade in his and all too! I was speechless! (That's going some if you ask him...LOL!) I'll switch to my phone and post a picture.

Such a super sweet story,



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Marty that by far one of the best things I've read on this thread. Congrats!

X-2... Love love stories!
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Big day today! Starting around 10 a baby shower given for my DIL and son. It's being given by aunts and sister in laws but at my house due to room, large crowd expected! Oh boy! Gifts have been dropped off the last few days between rain showers so it already is crowded in the living room. I know it's going to be fun.

Then this afternoon two of my sons and their families will be grilling steaks for my birthday! I don't think there will be a pinyota like my mutant family has provided in the past but there will be grandkids!

Later muteys!
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Big day today! Starting around 10 a baby shower given for my DIL and son. It's being given by aunts and sister in laws but at my house due to room, large crowd expected! Oh boy! Gifts have been dropped off the last few days between rain showers so it already is crowded in the living room. I know it's going to be fun.

Then this afternoon two of my sons and their families will be grilling steaks for my birthday! I don't think there will be a pinyota like my mutant family has provided in the past but there will be grandkids!

Later muteys!
Happy Birthday to ya Tim, whenever it was! Sounds like an enjoyable day.
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Well, then we have a big air leak. When I stop, cut the engine and step out of the coach, I can hear air hissing really loudly. But when I start up the engine, the gauges show the air coming back up, but very slowly.

Now for a different topic ...

We are camped at a beautiful campground in Prescott National Forest. After spending the day in town, we got back to our site to find a group of about 12 or 14 Jr. hi age girls and several adults piling out of two passenger vans (one was pulling a big trailer with gear). They set up 4 or 5 tents on a SINGLE campsite where you can have a maximum of 8 (that may be high) people and two tents. They are yelling and making terrible racket and I am going to see the campground host tomorrow about it. He actually drove by in his golf cart while they were setting up and didn't stop to say anything to them. Go figure. Sigh.
That happened to me the first year I got my MH. Went to a state park and a few spots down an entire girl scout regiment shows up (exaggerating just a bit). But they went on with all kinds of noise up till around midnight and then they went silent. Next morning they all arose, packed up and left. My next evening there was much more peaceful.
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I've heard that noise, walking around your coach, around your table at the pavilion, next to you in line at the buffet! Yep those air leaks can be heard!
That is just the air freshener.

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Hi Wayne... I57 through Illinois, we waved as we passed Sue and Martin's place. Jump on 24 to 75 and continue south. Just pulled in at a Walmart in Marion IL, tomorrow night should be at Florida State line. Arrive in Walt Disney by noon on Sunday....Ride roller coasters by 1:45....
Was just trying to figure out if I should wave or not. I'll wave anyhow.

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Well, then we have a big air leak. When I stop, cut the engine and step out of the coach, I can hear air hissing really loudly. But when I start up the engine, the gauges show the air coming back up, but very slowly.
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It doesn't take much to make a loud hissing sound, for sure. Did you crawl (look) under at the point where the hissing was the loudest? We were traveling when I noticed my air pressure had dropped to 75 psi - both tanks. Very concerned I stopped and heard that troubling hissing noise. Turned out to be the relief valve stuck open on the air dryer. The air pump kept the PSI above the 60 psi level so the alarm did not go off.

It is also very important to check your gauges and watch for the dash indicator lights that something is wrong to come on. I missed a "Stop Engine," light once and found myself dead in the street.

Search on the words "checking air system on RV" for some informational review.


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May 26 - Marcia (#38)
?? - Bob (#45)



Thats all i have on the birthday month lust.......



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Big day today! Starting around 10 a baby shower given for my DIL and son. It's being given by aunts and sister in laws but at my house due to room, large crowd expected! Oh boy! Gifts have been dropped off the last few days between rain showers so it already is crowded in the living room. I know it's going to be fun.

Then this afternoon two of my sons and their families will be grilling steaks for my birthday! I don't think there will be a pinyota like my mutant family has provided in the past but there will be grandkids!

Later muteys!
Kate and I wish you a very happy birthday, Tim. How great that your kids and grandkids will be with you to celebrate! No doubt they are the best gift!
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That happened to me the first year I got my MH. Went to a state park and a few spots down an entire girl scout regiment shows up (exaggerating just a bit). But they went on with all kinds of noise up till around midnight and then they went silent. Next morning they all arose, packed up and left. My next evening there was much more peaceful.
Bet you were very happy they were there only one night! I'd say you were lucky!

I got up early this morning, stepped outside with my cuppa and saw they had set up tent #4 just over into our campsite. Sigh. There goes our peace and quiet, and our privacy around the campfire. So, rather than fume about all this I have decided to go meet the adults and find out where they're from and ask them about their group. Might as well try and make friends and go with the flow, or, as is the RVM custom, Mutate! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! They are likely here til tomorrow afternoon. (At least I hope it's not for longer.)
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Big day today! Starting around 10 a baby shower given for my DIL and son. It's being given by aunts and sister in laws but at my house due to room, large crowd expected! Oh boy! Gifts have been dropped off the last few days between rain showers so it already is crowded in the living room. I know it's going to be fun.

Then this afternoon two of my sons and their families will be grilling steaks for my birthday! I don't think there will be a pinyota like my mutant family has provided in the past but there will be grandkids!

Later muteys!

Hope it is a good shower, when is the stork gonna fly??

Happy Birthday !

Now, is there a chance to have the same birthdays??
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May 26 - Marcia (#38)
?? - Bob (#45)



Thats all i have on the birthday month lust.......



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Happy Happy Birthday to all the mutants wherever you are.

We have a story but no time for it now. We spent the night in the Twin Arrows Casino parking lot just outside of Flagstaff. Film at 11.
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Oh... and Marty... beautiful story and gorgeous rocks!!

I'm thinking Bob's a keeper! Hugs to ya both.
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