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Old 06-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #1219
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Respectfully disagree with Waynem re no hair dryers. I have recovered flooded digital cameras using a hair dryer and a shoe box. Cut a hole in the end, insert dryer nozzle, put phone in box, leaving lid off. Run hair dryer at lowest setting, make sure pHone doesn't get too hot to touch. If it works, it works. Kind of like administering CPR.
Edit: if the water was salt, or even brackish, it's new phone time. Salt water conducts electricity so the internal circuit boards will be shorted out.
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Here we sit in Wilcox Az with no gennie. We were in El Paso from monday until friday and they still didn't have it fixed. Being on the road I don't know where to go. Any ideas? I'm leaving here going to LA Ca.
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Here we sit in Wilcox Az with no gennie. We were in El Paso from monday until friday and they still didn't have it fixed. Being on the road I don't know where to go. Any ideas? I'm leaving here going to LA Ca.
Sorry to hear this. See you're offline now. Checked for other threads you my have posted but didn't find any.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #1222
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Good morning fellow mutants. I was doing that ponder thing again. I may be overly focused on letting the journey be the destination but perhaps not. I have found so many similar writings and quotes on our concept I have concluded it's probably a natural instinct. We just let our busy lives and rushing here and there override what comes naturally. The quote for Saturday morning ponder:

"Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. "
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Safe travels to all RVMs on the road toady. Especially you TEFFY - let us know how the generator issue turns out.

Special note to Barb - be careful with that kayak!
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Here we sit in Wilcox Az with no gennie. We were in El Paso from monday until friday and they still didn't have it fixed. Being on the road I don't know where to go. Any ideas? I'm leaving here going to LA Ca.
Hey Bob,

I would go into a local diner, the kind where the local guys hang out and drink coffee. Ask some of them for suggestions. I would think a small engine repair shop might work on gens. As a last resort I would go to an RV place, but a Mom and Pop type, NOT Camping World. The big chain places just have big prices. Also, avoid the mobile repair guys, they charge premium prices too.

I can't imagine being in Arizona with no A/C. Stay cool!
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What's the view from your RV window?

Ok, so I wanna brag a bit, and hopefully many of you other mutants can, too.

Outside my window I see Oregon, but I'm in Washington. I also watch boats and ships (when do you call a watercraft a ship?) some HUGE cargo ships - one that says Honda, jet skis, kayaks, tug boats, barges, tankers and even a paddlewheel riverboat. Then there's about 150' of grass between us and the Columbia River and and 4 tall pine trees off to the side that provide us with shade.

If your rig's view is the storage lot, I'm sorry. but if you are someplace interesting join me in crowing about it.
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Ok, so I wanna brag a bit, and hopefully many of you other mutants can, too.

Outside my window I see Oregon, but I'm in Washington. I also watch boats and ships (when do you call a watercraft a ship?) some HUGE cargo ships - one that says Honda, jet skis, kayaks, tug boats, barges, tankers and even a paddlewheel riverboat. Then there's about 150' of grass between us and the Columbia River and and 4 tall pine trees off to the side that provide us with shade.

If your rig's view is the storage lot, I'm sorry. but if you are someplace interesting join me in crowing about it.
Well, the view from the RV window is a nice wooded campsite but the view from the SUV windshield right now is across sand dunes to the Pacific Ocean. 4 hours a day 4 days a week monitoring snowy plover nesting sites pays for the campsite and utilities. Volunteering is definitely the lifestyle for these mutants anyway.
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Ok, so I wanna brag a bit, and hopefully many of you other mutants can, too.

Outside my window I see Oregon, but I'm in Washington. I also watch boats and ships (when do you call a watercraft a ship?) some HUGE cargo ships - one that says Honda, jet skis, kayaks, tug boats, barges, tankers and even a paddlewheel riverboat. Then there's about 150' of grass between us and the Columbia River and and 4 tall pine trees off to the side that provide us with shade.

If your rig's view is the storage lot, I'm sorry. but if you are someplace interesting join me in crowing about it.
What campground are you at again Barb?
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Ok Barb - get that phone dried out - or otherwise find a way to get us a pic. Sounds awesome. And yes, envious.
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What campground are you at again Barb?
I have an aversion to campgrounds, mainly because I'm cheap, but also because of Lily who must bark at every voice and body she hears and sees. I have cultivated a network of friend's and family in different parts of the country and stay on private property or boondock all but 5-10 days each year.

This is a friend's 7 acre slice of heaven on earth near Longview, WA. Right on the Columbia River. Lily and Sena can roam free here and I have an asphalted spot with electric. I fill my water tank when I get here and it lasts 3-4 weeks because I use the shower in the pool house. They also have the dock and harbor where I drowned my cell phone.

Oh yeah, they have a monkey, too. If the weather here didn't turn to gloom and doom in October and stay that way until June, I'd stay permanently. So, in the fall I head to another monkey friend's place near Tampa and stay there for the winter.
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Thanks. It sounded nice. I was curious as I've come through the Columbia Gorge on I-83 quite a few times.
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I have an aversion to campgrounds, mainly because I'm cheap, but also because of Lily who must bark at every voice and body she hears and sees. I have cultivated a network of friend's and family in different parts of the country and stay on private property or boondock all but 5-10 days each year.

This is a friend's 7 acre slice of heaven on earth near Longview, WA. Right on the Columbia River. Lily and Sena can roam free here and I have an asphalted spot with electric. I fill my water tank when I get here and it lasts 3-4 weeks because I use the shower in the pool house. They also have the dock and harbor where I drowned my cell phone.

Oh yeah, they have a monkey, too. If the weather here didn't turn to gloom and doom in October and stay that way until June, I'd stay permanently. So, in the fall I head to another monkey friend's place near Tampa and stay there for the winter.

That sounds like a lot of monkeying around!!
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Steve, RVM2 said:

"Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. "
Robert J. Hastings

I will pile on a bit

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

We will start back to PA tomorrow, RVMs. And in true RVM fashion. It will be a slow wander, without specific goals other than the journey.
Well, one goal: spoil grandson, and that, to extreme.
I will be lurking from time to time.

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Happy Fathers Day to all my fellow RVM Dads.

May your day be filled with leisure and love of family.

And, may all your cards be filled with cash of course!

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