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Old 05-28-2015, 06:10 PM   #1639
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Glad to hear Lynne and Jerry are having fun and are ok ! And Curtis believe me we are unloading as quick as possible to get out of here! Glad you and yours are ok Curtis, it is scary what happened to you guys. Called friends of ours near Houston, she is ok too! I feel like we cheated someone somewhere as the worst thing we had was a neighbor that thought it was a good idea to put a carport in front of his garage and not anchor the posts!!! Blew into our yard and right thru the convertible top on a 1965 Buick Electra 225 we bought then told us he had no insurance. And when hurricaine Gloria came thru had to put a new roof on the house and the garage, insurance gave us $2400 and the materials cost me $700, so used a few muscles and hammer with a few cases of beer and it was done, not drinking much beer and certainly not humping 25 square of shingles up a ladder again. Might be tempted as long as someone boomed them up and I used a nailer, LOL! I'm not 30 anymore! Bobby
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:42 PM   #1640
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It will be ok Frank. as soon as we all take this country back from bureaucrats! Sally and I drove up to Albany to straighten out a suspension on my license, got a letter from DMV with my name and license # on it, my address and on the last page it had some poor guy George F. Allen in Panama City, Florida trying to clear that suspension for himself!!!??? I showed the clerk all the papers and said if it would help i'd pay his $300.00 civil penalty for insurance if we'd both get our licenses fixed! Her reply was oh no, you had no RIGHT to see his papers, nevermind they sent them to me! Then told me I have to wait for my suspension to be lifted thru the mail even though it obviously is not me! So I had Sally drive 167 miles plus there for nothing, and her back is out , she is not a Happy Camper as I expected to drive home. Then I went to Taxation and Finance to straigten out a Sales Tax thing on my shop, not filing a form on time , $100 penalty due. A Huge Building they are in halfway across town, found it walked in and saw a whole line of glass service windows all manned, one asked me if she could help me I told her the whole story showed her I had the papers and she told me sorry, "WE DON'T TAKE WALKINS ANYMORE", I asked then so what do you all do? She smiled and Sarcasticly said , WE GET PAID! Some representitive government! Gotta go rub Sally's back! Take Care Everyone! Bobby
Bobby - without breaking the forum rules about politics I think it sounds like you should be thinking with your feet and money. In other words, sell out and go someplace where the stupidity has not raised it's head.

As far as the clerk it would be my inclination to pass her name to my local representative. While it may be correct a good person would have told you the rules, attended to your problem and wished you a good day. Unfortunately civility in the civil service is at times an oxymoron.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:01 PM   #1641
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Yes Gordon, I have gone that route years ago ! Sally owned a bar here in Long Island that she bought in 1967, I met her in 1981. Some little man of Indian descent walks in badgering her about some $1400 for sales tax from the PO. I walked over as the bar was packed and ask him to talk lower or go outside. She was never much for paperwork but I having to keep lots of records in my trucking business, went thru the many beer cases in the attic and put every bill , paid check etc in order! I told this jerk to come back tommorrow as I knew exactly and in what folder said cancelled check that was put in PO's lawyers escrow account and marked for outstanding Sales Tax Liabilities was! He basicly called me a liar as no one keeps such things or could find them and said he'd padlock the bar . I was a little braver then with authoritarian figures and told him to leave and called his bosses, brought them the cancelled check and never heard from him again or them! PO's lawyer kept the money and skipped town! Between trucking and the bar business, 2 professions that at one time were profitable, they drowned you in rules and regs that killed any joy of doing it, glad i'm out of both! Bobby
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Good Evening All,


Coffee was good this AM in Arkansas and the pool was good tonight in Nashville North KOA CG. Love the water and no one hollers "Whale on the beach" either. This is a nice CG but their WIFI sucks. Good thing I have the hotspot on the phone.


Will be heading to Indianapolis tomorrow and possible all the way home. We still have a lot to learn about this rig but will do so in time. Right now frustrated with not being able to get the dash radio to play while driving down the road. Was working at Curtis's, don't know what I did.


Will be on possibly tomorrow or not. Check in Sat. for sure. You all take care. Lynne
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Coffee was good this AM in Arkansas and the pool was good tonight in Nashville North KOA CG. Love the water and no one hollers "Whale on the beach" either. This is a nice CG but their WIFI sucks. Good thing I have the hotspot on the phone.


Will be heading to Indianapolis tomorrow and possible all the way home. We still have a lot to learn about this rig but will do so in time. Right now frustrated with not being able to get the dash radio to play while driving down the road. Was working at Curtis's, don't know what I did.


Will be on possibly tomorrow or not. Check in Sat. for sure. You all take care. Lynne
Good news... I just replaced our in dash radio and pushedaround - Larry did the install The nice thing about the new one - among other things - is the bluetooth cell phone.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:49 AM   #1644
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Good morning everyone!! What? I am the only one willing to brave Gordon's work?? Hahahahaha!! Maybe I should try this first?!!!!!
Lynne, there is a switch on the dash, for the radio, so you can listen to it while the ign. is off when you are parked. Try flipping it to see if the radio comes on? The one on our MH, was wired wrong to the radio, and had to be flipped to get it to work period?
Bobby, I am sure you will be glad to put NY in your rear view mirror, as it sounds like they are as screwed up as Illinois, if not ten times worse! You also sound like me, on the keeping records for the trucking co.! I once had a insurance investigator ask for my last months record of income, for a "loss of wages" statement,(for 6 months prior to this date) so I sent it to her, then she ask for the mo. previous to that one, so I sent it too. Then she ask for the next previous one? I sent her a nice letter, and said, look, you have what you need, now do I have to contact my lawyer, or you going to pay me? They settled two days later! Keeping good records is just good business!
Well, we are off today after the DW gets off work, driving down to Pattaya, to get all the suitcases we left at her sisters house! Will not be the relaxing weekend as I hoped, as two days of it will be driving to and from! So, one day of relaxing will have to do! And will get some fresh seafood too! We know a nice little restaurant down in the old part of town, next to the old fishing pier, and everything is caught that day!
Everyone have a great day! Rail!
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Guardrail, oh Sally always kept her records at the bar, was just used to using beer cases for filing cabinets! Took about 2 weeks for me to file them so they were usable, it is virtually useless to have records just dumped in a box if you need to find something! Bobby
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Good Morning All,
Another beautiful day, chance of a stray thunderstorm this afternoon, but right now hardly a cloud in the sky.

Gordon,
I understand what you are saying, it is just frustrating because there were 2 signs already posted, he just wanted more, and the front sign was just faded, you could still read it. I had a problem every year with the health department, when I had the water hauling business, they would want me to change something every yer that was ok the year before, just to justify their job and show their power.

Bobby,
It sounds like the sooner you get out of NY the better.

Lynne,
Glad that you guys are enjoying the MH and your trip home. I use Woodall's.com to find a campground when traveling. I have found KOA's in general are too expensive compared to a lot of other ones in the area. Sounds like a wire came unhooked or a fuse blew on your radio.

Have a great day all, leaving Monday for Ohio.
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Rail beat me to it. I was beating my head against the computer yesterday on a different problem and forgot about telling you about the dash switch.

We survived the night, but dang it rained all night. Everything East of us is under water. Dallas has broken out the Hovercraft to rescue the Idiots in Cars turned Submarines.

(Short Side note Back in the early 80's I tried to convince the Tarrant County Rescue Departments to purchase the Rescue Hovercraft I had designed and was ramping up to build. They called me crazy, and flatly said there would never be a need for such a stupid vehicle in their Departments!)

We are still above water. But washing downhill quickly. Thinking of getting out the 4x4 Truck and load the 3 seater kayak on top to go help our neighbors get out.

Now if we could build a pipeline to California to share some of this BLESSING!
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I totally agree with you Curtis, in the history of our country we have accomplished a lot , but in these times can do nothing but waste money! A cross-country pipeline is needed to alleviate these droughts and floods to bring our country back! Imagine plentiful food, greenspace, eliminate or curtail forest fires and put many to work! uh no , lets go after rural citizens with their wood fired stoves and boilers, not the thousands of acres flodded or burned! Me thinks Rome is burning to the ground!Bobby
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:26 AM   #1649
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Good Morning Everyone;
Well today is the test. The forms on the arch are coming down. Rail will not have to take the initial risk as I will be doing that myself. Sort of like captain going down with the ship, but I don't think it will sink, at least I hope not. Update later.

Curtis - glad you are still above water. Prayers go out to all who are being threatened. Hope they find those folks who were washed away in their homes and cars. I have been involved with flood mitigation a few times and I know the emotional and financial stress can be devastating. Fortunately my experience was only with property loss as we were lucky enough to have not had any fatalities.

Lynne and Jerry - Sounds like you are enjoying yourselves. Good suggestion for the radio. If that is the only issue you have encountered you hit the gold mine! Curtis did a wonderful job in preparing the coach for you. I am sure you will find other issues but that will make your MH the same as the rest of us.

We are still really dry. Forecast is for the next week of showers but nothing with any accumulation. At least the cooler weather will help. I am watering the garden and trees on a regular basis. Hopefully we can draw off some of the rain from the south and give them a break.

Frank - I hear your frustration and agree with what you are saying. Unfortunately we are dealing with people who are on the front lines and not making the decisions. It is the politicos and senior managers who make the rules and the fellow who talks to you is only doing what he has to do to keep his job and feed his family. Some are better than others but I can empathize with an officer who knows that what he is enforcing is not right but has to do it anyway. They must be frustrated as well. There are a few who like the power but the majority are people much like us.

Unfortunately it works both ways and many times the rules are changed because some private entrepreneur figures out a way to cheat the system. The rules are changed for every body in a knee jerk reaction. An example is the debate on tow vehicles that recurs on the thread on a regular basis. At the moment we are being left alone but eventually the law of averages will catch up and someone will be out there towing way over capacity, cause a major accident, the news will make a big deal of it and we could all be required to cross any regulatory scale that is open.

Anyway this is a topic best discussed over coffee (or your choice of beverage) sitting around a campfire. BTW talking about campfires, I have found that marshmallows from Mexico make the best smors.

Anyway coffee is done, the arch awaits.

Have a great day everyone.
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WOW Bobby!

I guess it's true what they say,

"New York, New York, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! New York, New York!!!!!"

How do you guys not go postal on some of those Bureaucrats with their heads where the sun doesn't shine is admirable.

Well, maybe not admirable! Amazing!

Well, Maybe not Amazing! Befuddeling????

Well, How about just plain? Idiocracy!


Oh, before I forget, We're OK, and still got our heads above water!

I live on high ground so the run off is our biggest problem.
Oh and the Tornados.
The whole NE is this way Curtis and when I was back there I would always ask why people don't rise up and say no. They shrug. PA, the birthplace of the republic, is nearly socialist now. Breaks my heart.

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We survived the night, but dang it rained all night. Everything East of us is under water. Dallas has broken out the Hovercraft to rescue the Idiots in Cars turned Submarines.

(Short Side note Back in the early 80's I tried to convince the Tarrant County Rescue Departments to purchase the Rescue Hovercraft I had designed and was ramping up to build. They called me crazy, and flatly said there would never be a need for such a stupid vehicle in their Departments!)

We are still above water. But washing downhill quickly. Thinking of getting out the 4x4 Truck and load the 3 seater kayak on top to go help our neighbors get out.

Now if we could build a pipeline to California to share some of this BLESSING!
Hope ya'll get some relief down there Curtis. Not nearly was bad up in NW OK where we are building Liberty Farms but still pretty wet. But it's filling the lakes, ponds and rivers back up so for my family in that area it has been a blessing. Maybe not so much for the farmers crops in the fields though.

Well, lots of work to do and a few more stops to make. Have a great day all.
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Gordon,
The campground crew had the things done and the pool was reopened later that evening, without having to do a reinspection. So it really wasn't about safety, safety is used by officials as a crutch to make laws and regulations that only have to do with power an money.
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Good Evening All,


We are home. Drove 534 miles today but with two drivers it is not so bad. MH started making a reving sounds while running and then the temp came up so we slowed down and turned off the air. Will take it in and get it checked out.


The cruise control and lighter does not work. Don't need the lighter for a lighter, but need it for a data port. Driver's side of levelers don't go down so new control panel. Have some basement bay plumbing that needs fixed.


While stopped for lunch on roadside, we tried to use the microwave with the batteries and it would not light up. Not sure what we were doing wrong.


OH YEAH, a question. When stopped (parked at home) I assume we should turn off the propane correct????


Frank, will check out Woodall's.com, thank you.


While driving through Texas we saw so much flooding. The rivers were so far over their banks that the low land areas where there were trees, the water was up to the bottom of their canopy's. I don't know where all that water is going to go, but if it doesn't stop soon, it will ruin a lot of tree and wash away a lot of land.


Really wish there was a way to send that water West. They need it so badly and Texas has had enough.


Wow, I don't think I could live in any big city that did this crap. It sounds horrible.
Move out and save your sanity now!


Talk to you tomorrow and pictures. Lynne
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