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About ObedB

  • Birthday 08/13/44

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    Stewartstown PA
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    Enjoying this beautiful country and I have seen a lot of it. I was raised in a career military family. My Dad was a veteran of WWII , Korea and Vietnam. He retired in 1965 as a Lt. Col. always a pilot for his entire career. We were vagabonds. Always on the move. I especially love mountains. Colorado is my favorite.

    I do fish but I have done it so seldom recently that I am not very good at it. Kind of like golf/ to be good - regularly is the word.

    Obed is Old Testament . Son of Ruth and Boaz. King David's Grandfather. I am Obed ByronOglesby III. It is a family thing.
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  1. Bedroom TV Upgrade

    Joe/ Try Best Buy for the locking bracket. I used one like it in our travel trailer for the one year we owned it. Seems to me that is where I found it.
  2. FMCA Member Tags

    Click on the link that Joe supplied and you will be able to find the ladder brackets.
  3. Firearms

    There are no non alcohol states. Pretty sure that Arkansas was the last. The governor threatened to shut the stills down if legal spirits was not approved on a referendum. Then it could be taxed.
  4. Firearms

    Before I retired in November of 2011, I remember an article on a Maryland news website about a Florida business owner with his wife and children in his car, really given a hard time by a Maryland police officer. Maybe Harbor Tunnel police. They were on their way to NJ for a wedding. Before things were finished multiple backup officers were involved. His wife was in tears as were the kids. Door panels were removed on the side of the road and replaced all supposedly looking for a gun. Turns out the owner had a Florida Concealed Carry Permit and the officer was able to run the tag and find that out. Apparently Florida allows that information to be given to out of state police. He did not have a gun with him, but he couldn't convince the officer that pulled him over of that. The article mentioned that he said he would never return to Maryland. That is why I am very careful when I am in anti gun states. We live 4 miles from the MD state line. I have to briefly cross into MD to get to a Royal Farms convenience store that is actually in PA. Reason I sometimes go there. Absolutely great fried chicken and western fried potatoes. Betty requires it.
  5. Fleetwood Quality & Company Support

    In 2015 I met an 80 year old gent that had recently taken delivery on a new 40' Dutch Star with a tag axle. He loved it, and he was an experienced RVer. Look longer than 40' because of the tag.
  6. Firearms

    Have been told that if a gun is in pieces when you cross states like Illinois, NJ, NY etc. you will not be bothered. Maybe someone with a real understanding of situations like that can jump in. My guns are not in pieces around here. Never carried when a trucker. Often had to deliver on Federal installations. Example/ never carry when in a maritime (marine) terminal.
  7. Firearms

    A fully disassembled weapon is not a problem and I doubt that it would be a problem in narrow minded states that seem to hate guns. They always have have high gun crime rates in spite of their best efforts to keep law abiding citizens from easily acquiring one. I live in a blue state (PA) , with the easiest concealed carry acquisition of a permit in the country. No safety course required. Just pass the Federal Background test and something new to me, a State Patrol check. Also/ With my unusual name and a clean history, maybe 15 minutes for approval on a gun buy. Did that at the Freedom Armory in Glen Rock Pa on Tuesday. Walked out of there with a beautiful Smith and Wesson 45 caliber stainless M1911 pistol for just under a grand before state tax. It is gorgeous and impressive. 8 plus 1. We even have open carry although most citizens don't seem to know it. Been carrying a sometimes dissaembled pistol in our motorhome since 1988. Remember/ it is better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.
  8. Spartan Ball Joint Replacement

    Does the Spartan Chassis have independent front suspension? If not, most things grease able up front can be replaced without a lot of money involved. Unless you really know what you are doing, you will probably need a front end alinement done by a good shop after the installation of tie rod ends. Common wear point with a solid front axle , but on the typical motorhome that is greased at least annually with low miles per year, they really should still be in good shape. I had everything greased at a 10 to 12 thousand mile interval. When running synthetic oil with a longer change interval I greased ( or had everything greased ) at the 10,000 mile interval. Have known truckers that used a 6000 mile interval for grease. I always use what I learned as a trucker for maintenance interval. After all, most of us are riding on a Freightshaker chassis.
  9. Generator Problem

    Been through a lot of Blue Beacon truck washes over the years, including the home office of Salina Kansas. Have never been offered an under wash. Must be something new. Retired in 2011. Why would truckers care about the dirty side? Keep it down and the shiny side up. If a rig was exposed to road salt, tell the crew boss to give things underneath a little more pressure. Can"t tip them though. Against corporate rules.
  10. Generator Problem

    The only pointer that I can give you is to stay out of Blue Beacon Truck washes. Used them for years as a trucker and in spite of thinking that my rig was impregnable from their extremely powerful sprayers, there was always water that found it's way around my best efforts. I will never take our Phaeton into one. Good luck.
  11. Swm3 For Directv

    Gotta ask, but you don't have to reply, how is it that you are doing a self install without an all important plug on the end of a very important wiring harness? I worked from new out of the box and did it all by myself. First time. It was seamless. The heat was horrendous in August, and I would probably hire an installer, if there was a next time.
  12. Swm3 For Directv

    Just returned from our Phaeton. Same as Bill's. With the. Clip at the bottom , the colors on ours is the same.
  13. Baseplate Installation In Sacramento

    Yuba City is maybe a little closer than Grass Valley, depending on where you live in the Sacramento area. Did Blue Ox give you a phone number?
  14. Swm3 For Directv

    Our Phaeton is in storage about 8 miles from here. Had not planned on going by there today but if no one responds with the help you need, I can go take a look at ours. It is a SWM 3 system.
  15. Baseplate Installation In Sacramento

    Blue Ox has good customer service. Probably be glad to help you.