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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-16-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By desertrv
I always have my acoustic guitar and mandolin...

I always have my acoustic guitar and mandolin with me. I do get a lot of play time and a lot of listening. I can play along with most music, bluegrass is my standard and for sure bluegrass gospel....
Forum: Just Conversation 11-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By desertrv
I grew up in Madisonville, just south of...

I grew up in Madisonville, just south of Maryville. I have family there and I spend as much time in that part of the world as possible. Bluegrass music is something that I do, and that is the place...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-09-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By desertrv
I went on Tricare for life this month, and part B...

I went on Tricare for life this month, and part B of medicare was taken out of my SS check. 105.00 for part b. I am still paying Tricare prime for the wife for 4 more years. It can get a little...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By desertrv
I have always had great service at the VA Hosp in...

I have always had great service at the VA Hosp in El Paso, and the va clinic at Las Cruces, NM.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-19-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By desertrv
Replaced the TV and new sound system a couple of...

Replaced the TV and new sound system a couple of years ago. I made everything fit the old box. I am glad you did this, now I will tackle this next winter. TV are changing so fast that I will be...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-18-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,573
Posted By desertrv
Alex, I can understand the fear of a med board. ...

Alex, I can understand the fear of a med board. My daughter is going thru the process now. I am her caretaker, appointed by the Army, and I have been doing that since 2010. There is a of info out...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-18-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By desertrv
I didn't think about the deer or elk thing. I...

I didn't think about the deer or elk thing. I usually try to not travel thru there early morning or late evening. I spend a lot of time on the motorcycle in that part of the country.
A little...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-18-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By desertrv
I would say that it is going to be hard to find...

I would say that it is going to be hard to find grass this time of the year. You would have a much better chance in Taos in late April. In may anything around Angle Fire or Eagle Nest would be GREEN.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By desertrv
Two lane, with curves, drop off the mountain out...

Two lane, with curves, drop off the mountain out of Cloudcroft to Alamorgordo. Slow and you have to put up with the traffic. Good views. 4 lane from Almo to Cruces. I have done it many times, no...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By desertrv
rvgrandma, I have an appointment with my assigned...

rvgrandma, I have an appointment with my assigned Doc to do a routine physical and finalize the enrollment. Thank you for the info. Jim
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-14-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By desertrv
Welcome. There are so many rigs out there, one...

Welcome. There are so many rigs out there, one has to just keep looking and the right one will show up.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By desertrv
I did get enrolled into the VA medical system...

I did get enrolled into the VA medical system today. Took about 3 hrs at the facility in El Paso. I think I will be pleased. Thanks for the guidance and support. Jim.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,655
Posted By desertrv
Boyd, respond a flex, queen, pillow top. full...

Boyd, respond a flex, queen, pillow top. full size so it is 4 inches longer that the one that came in the motorhome. Around 600$.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-07-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By desertrv
dsbear. I bought and installed the base plates...

dsbear. I bought and installed the base plates and the elec, and the lights for my 2008 GMC. I use:
Blue OX base plate. Bought on ebay, new, for about 360.00, took about 2 hrs to put on the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-02-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By desertrv
Wayne and Jerry thanks for the reply. I am going...

Wayne and Jerry thanks for the reply. I am going to move to Medicare and TFL in May. I will use this as a backup for the VA. I am going to use VA for most of my issues. As I travel, I will...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-31-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By desertrv
Active duty Army 68-81, Army National Guard,...

Active duty Army 68-81, Army National Guard, 1981-1991, USAR inactive 1991-2008. Civilian career while in the Army National Guard and USAR:= White Sands Missile Range, NM 1981-1997. Bought my Army...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-31-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By desertrv
I am facing making a decision of going to the va...

I am facing making a decision of going to the va for care or sticking out tri care for life and medicare. I am in tricare prime now and will be 65 in may. I am 100% disable due to agent orange...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By desertrv
GM 4X4 automatics with electronic lock outs are...

GM 4X4 automatics with electronic lock outs are flat towable. I flat tow a GMC 2008 2500HD 4X4 automatic with no issue.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,423
Posted By desertrv
Thanks for all the ideas. I thought I knew them...

Thanks for all the ideas. I thought I knew them all. Daughter is getting married in Apr this year at a community park, I will take the motorhome over and it will be used for the bride getting final...
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-31-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By desertrv
Welcome. I am a kid who grew up in East...

Welcome. I am a kid who grew up in East Tennessee. This is a good place to gather a lot of info.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-21-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,939
Posted By desertrv
Sidecar for the bike. Most dogs love it. I ride...

Sidecar for the bike. Most dogs love it. I ride a bike and enjoy sight seeing. I leave the dog in a crate inside the MH. I am looking at the self start on the gen, good idea. I leave my cell...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,232
Posted By desertrv
I have lived all over the world. I live in Las...

I have lived all over the world. I live in Las Cruces by choice, been here for 30 yrs. All in all the weather is livable and the cost of living is a little above average. If it gets too cold here I...
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-15-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By desertrv
Welcome. I am a person that is from...

Welcome. I am a person that is from Madisonville, TN. Traveled the world with the Army, and settled in New Mexico. I usually get back that way and play a little bluegrass music. Hopefully will be...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-08-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By desertrv
Ray, Our motorcycle group, Combat Veterans...

Ray, Our motorcycle group, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, will be riding up to the Veterans Home in T or C this saturday. It is always a pleasure to visit the people who are at the facility...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By desertrv
I play the guitar, but nothing like that. It was...

I play the guitar, but nothing like that. It was good.
Forum: Just Conversation 01-05-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By desertrv
It's happy hour, all the time.

It's happy hour, all the time.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-27-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By desertrv
RIP General Schwarzkopf

Sad day. General Schwarzkopf was a Soldier's Soldier. He was my boss, and friend. I worked for the General while he was the Commander of the 172d Inf Bde, AK. It was really a good time and I was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By desertrv
I saw one of these on a rv show. If I lived in...

I saw one of these on a rv show. If I lived in AK again, I would be looking at something like this. $$$$ would be the only factor.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-13-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By desertrv
Go to the VA site, it should be posted. I...

Go to the VA site, it should be posted. I received, a couple of days ago, my new rate after the 1.7 cost of living increase.
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 12-13-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,854
Posted By desertrv
I will be 65 next may, and I am 100% disabled...

I will be 65 next may, and I am 100% disabled vet. I have 2 bikes, 07 ultra classic that the wife and I bum around on, and a 02 dyna that is for short rides and bum around town on. I know there...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-07-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By desertrv
Mesa Spirits in Mesa, AZ is a good place to stay....

Mesa Spirits in Mesa, AZ is a good place to stay. I have stayed there many times. My avitar was taken at Mesa Spirits.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By desertrv
A picture would help. What is loose? If it is...

A picture would help. What is loose? If it is joints, are they pressed in or screwed on?
Forum: Just Conversation 12-02-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,702
Posted By desertrv
Army, Ft Richardson, AK, 172d Inf Bde.

Army, Ft Richardson, AK, 172d Inf Bde.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By desertrv
I live in Las Cruces. I would say this is the...

I live in Las Cruces. I would say this is the best spot, and close to eating establishments.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,432
Posted By desertrv
Great read. Being a person that has a CDL, the...

Great read. Being a person that has a CDL, the thumper is also used to rake over the tires to feel for items that may be sticking in the tires and also used to feel between the dualies to make sure...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-08-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,948
Posted By desertrv
I live about 30 miles from the US and Mexico...

I live about 30 miles from the US and Mexico order. In today's time it would not be a great place to frequent, especially if you are not a local person. There are a few places that are still...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By desertrv
Sometimes breaking everything down to just go and...

Sometimes breaking everything down to just go and fuel can be a pain to the body. I fuel when needed and have made it a habit to not park when the tank is less than half, until we are topped off.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By desertrv
Our 1st class A was a Safari Trek, 2830. We...

Our 1st class A was a Safari Trek, 2830. We loved the rig. Put together with real wood and no issues. We used it for 5 yrs and sold it for 3k less than we bought it for. I think the only issue is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,803
Posted By desertrv
We put a Boyd 512 in our motorhome. Nice, and...

We put a Boyd 512 in our motorhome. Nice, and didn't break the bank. I went with queen to replace the sleep number bed. Is 2 inches longer, and no issues. Is delivered to the door in a box that...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-04-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By desertrv
I did a lot of research when was looking for a...

I did a lot of research when was looking for a toad. If I remember correctly Toyota was not flat towable. I was going to buy a new ford 150 4x4, that was out then, but has now been added back to the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-04-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,082
Posted By desertrv
Dan, thanks for the links. I have a hard time...

Dan, thanks for the links. I have a hard time understanding all this electrical stuff. I don't even play electric guitars or mandolins.
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-04-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By desertrv
My wife is from Man, WV. Welcome.

My wife is from Man, WV. Welcome.
Forum: Just Conversation 06-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,501
Posted By desertrv
This medical thing is going to put the entire...

This medical thing is going to put the entire country in trouble.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-11-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By desertrv
I can remember getting caught short a few times,...

I can remember getting caught short a few times, one was when I was inspecting a class of NCOs at the military academy where I was the Command Sergeant Major. I was going down the line and giving...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,720
Posted By desertrv
Last year my friend had the radiator replaced...

Last year my friend had the radiator replaced while he was in Mesa, AZ for the winter. 3 days for the job, and near 3,500 for everything. I am sorry I don't know the details. I just know he was...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-11-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,944
Posted By desertrv
I have one in the house. The neat thing about it...

I have one in the house. The neat thing about it is, it only requires one cable instead of 2 cables without the swim.
You will need a HD receiver box.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-11-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,201
Posted By desertrv
I saw this today in El Paso, TX. I don't think I...

I saw this today in El Paso, TX. I don't think I would give it a try. I would never do that to my motorcycles. This was on a 1 ton truck and it was jacked up pretty high. This is an 09 bike and it...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,428
Posted By desertrv
I hung up the tie and coat in 97, good pay but it...

I hung up the tie and coat in 97, good pay but it was time. Started a house remodeling business in 99, doing well, bad auto accident, sold out. Got bored again, drove a school bus for 5 yrs then...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-27-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,821
Posted By desertrv
Thanks for the link. I now know how to adjust...

Thanks for the link. I now know how to adjust the topper on the bedroom slide.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By desertrv
This is a great thread. I have the same battery...

This is a great thread. I have the same battery issue and now I know what I am doing. 6 volts are going in, with easy fill system, and the trik L start.
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