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Old 01-11-2016, 09:22 AM   #3515
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I would be concerned about the start and short warm up going both ways. Not sure how that works as Janet used to have about a 5 minute drive to work and did it for a number of years in the winter without any issues.

If you are concerned possibly taking it for a short 10-15 minute drive to warm it up once a week may be an option.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:12 PM   #3516
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Keep it in the warehouse! Worse comes to worse take it out once a month and give it a "Italian Tuneup" wide open in low gear , just don't overrev it! or when you take it out to use it in the spring, pull the plugs ,clean them gap em and put em back in! Bobby
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:22 PM   #3517
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I worked for a marina as a boat mechanic and was baffled how stupid some people are when the owner would talk them into "Winterizing their boats" fog the motors with oil and install new plugs , then they would pay for new plugs again when he put the boats in the water!!!! Good thing i'm to old to stand on my head anymore , as some of those boats were a pain to work on! Bobby
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:19 PM   #3518
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Just back from Lake Havasu boy nice place, wish we had more time but we will go back for sure only 73 miles one way Saw the London bridge and while walking towards the parking lot there was a guy taking a picture of his wife, as friendly as I am I asked him if he wanted me to take a picture with them together, he hummed & hummed and said sure. I noticed he had a English accent sure enough he was English and he told me all about the London bridge. He remembers it when it was in London. We must of shot the XXX for an hour. They live in Spain now very nice couple they are here for 5 weeks and they leave next week.
Back to the drive there and back sooooo many Rv's heading south on 95, I really am ashamed how much trash lined the HWY even full garbage bags full of trash. Come on throw it in the garbage can's GEEESH.
Got home and the guy next to us left and we got a New neighbor now.

Hey Gordon how am I going to get my MH waxed? There is a guy that comes here but he does it by hand and I want it done with a buffer. If he did it by hand he'll be here for ever. I'm game for driving down to your area for a day if he can do it and if he uses a buffer? Or do you know anyone up here?
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:19 PM   #3519
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Tim - never had the MH buffed, only hand waxed.

Here is a number you can call to ask if they will do what you would like

Jorge 928 580 9087 Top of the Line Mobile Washing
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:50 PM   #3520
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Good Morning Everyone! Coffee is very good today!
Tim, when I had my old semi, it was red, and the clear coat was long gone, so I kept it looking good by buffing the paint once or twice a year! I bought two 6" buffers from WalMart, and used one to put the wax on, the next to take it off! Did small sections at a time, and it always turned out nice! It is a lot of work, and usually took me a weekend to do! You, with a RC injury, should find someone to do it for you! I would go down to the local TStops, Parts stores, and ask around, or look on the boards where people post things for sale and services wanted. As I got older, I farmed out my yearly buffing job to my son, and paid him 200 dls. to do it for me! Money well spent! To keep it looking good in between buffing's, I would go over it with spray detailer after a washing!
Well, I have come to the conclusion that Craigslist is not the place to find a decent MH! Those too cheap to pay for a ad on the Rvtrader's sites, also have not taken very good care of their MH's either! JMHO! Seems every one on CL has issues of some kind or the other! At least all of the ones I have found anyway! And, also, my nearby area's box, quit working on my laptop, which made looking all over the U.S. a lot easy'r . I contacted CL about this, and they told me, sorry? So, the hunt continues, just not on CL!!
Wow, I have been seeing all the cold temp's and snow pic's from all over the U.S., Brrrrrrrrr!!!!! Makes me glad I am over here, for sure! It got down to 50* last night here, and that seems cold to me now!
Everyone have a great day! Rail!
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:29 AM   #3521
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Morning,
Coffee is going down good,
Be up since 2:30
Currently 40
Heard yesterday the propane guy won't be around till the 22, I'll have to tare down and run down the block and get it refilled. I'll save a buck a gallon that way. I am surprised how much propane the oven uses.
Thanks Gordon I'll give him a call.
Rail, I know what you mean, I had a 88 Grand Marquis in burgundy and a 1990 in Black and had to buff um a couple times a summer to keep them shinning. I hand wax the 64 though. I have my Milwaukee professional buffer with me and my wax's but my RC is shot so I'm not sure I can hang on it.
I have buffed the MH twice a season since I have owned it so its not in that bad of shape. I'll look around town and see if anyone will take it on or I'll just try it myself. I take all my cleaning supply's with me where ever I go so I would be set. Not sure if they (Management) will let me do it on site if I try and do it my self.
Since I installed Windows 10 I can't seem to load any pictures,
Anyone else installed Windows 10?
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Good Morning All, 12* this AM might get a little snow today. Tim, I loaded Windows 10 on this laptop, a couple months ago, it was Windows 8.1. there was a learning curve for sure but I seem to have adapted, I didn't have any issues with pics, it did change the way I downloaded them from my phone, not a lot, just little changes.
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Goooodmorning all yall!!!

I awoke to the mid-20s this morning. Im always amazed at how warm a small 5,000 btu space heater can keep my home-on-wheels. Letting the kitchen sink drip all night kept the pipes from freezing. When I was in college I spent 2 years living in an 8X25 early 50s vintage travel trailer. The thing had a small oil-fired furnace with no blower to distribute heat to the floor. It also had a dripping sink faucet in the bathroom. One night when temps hit 0* the bathroom drain froze up, the sink overflowed and water spilled onto the floor and froze. Boy was I surprised in the morning when I fell on my butt after slipping on that ice covered floor! It never dawned on me to close off the underside of the trailer. Even if it had, southern Illinois normally didnt often get sub-0 temps. Still, my college years were the most fun times of my life.

I saw Revenant yesterday. It was a helluva movie but make certain you have a strong stomach for blood, guts and violence. However, unlike the gratuitous blood and violence that made me dislike Hateful 8, Revenants BG&V had a story to tell. Nonetheless its not a movie for young children or anyone with a weak stomach.

A friend's coming down from Alaska for a visit in early February so I have to get to work on getting my home guest-worthy, which wont be an easy task. I have to turn the dinette into a sleeping area and throw out a lot of accumulated clutter. Accumulated clutter is the only downside I have living in such a small space.

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Good Morning All, 12* this AM might get a little snow today. Tim, I loaded Windows 10 on this laptop, a couple months ago, it was Windows 8.1. there was a learning curve for sure but I seem to have adapted, I didn't have any issues with pics, it did change the way I downloaded them from my phone, not a lot, just little changes.
Thanks Terry,

Can I change the colors on the screen? Currently black background white letters and yellow and blue and green. I'm getting sick with them all. I'd love to go back too 8.1. LOL
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And, also, my nearby area's box, quit working on my laptop, which made looking all over the U.S. a lot easy'r . I contacted CL about this, and they told me, sorry? So, the hunt continues, just not on CL!!
Not sure how many of you have seen this search tool when searching Craigslist.

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It's an awesome tool and many options it's good when your searching for a partictular item. I use it to search the country on Mercury Meteor Parts Here is a photo of my 1963 Mercury Meteor.
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Hey Where is every-body???????????????? Snowed in somewhere?
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