timetraveler

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    southern central Tennessee
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    Hunting, Fishing, RVing, Antique Shopping.
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  1. Car Jackings

    This past Wed or Thurs Am, in Nashville, car bumped into the rear of another car. They both stopped along the side of the road. He got out to size up the damage. The Driver of the car that bumped the first car told those riding with him to take the car. The Driver manged to run and jump into his car and sped down the road until the Police stopped him and he told the story. Second case Someone bumped the rear of a car of an Elderly Driver. Instead of stopping she sped to her Son's town house, with the Assailant right on her bumper. She kept her horn blowing continously and her son came out with a gun and the Assailants fired at him but missed. He likewise missed or at least they haven't been located yet with a possible injury. A lot of RVers are in Nashville this weekend. Perpetrators like to pick those who they think least likely to give them resistance. I hven't heard of more incidents but really haven't kept track. Be careful in Nashville or anywhere. It is usually Chicago or one of the larger cities we hear of such incidents but........ RVers are generally more mature and they think many of us unable to resist. Don't stop if bumped but call 911 instead and don't let them force you off the road in the meantime.
  2. New Engine oil formulation question

    We have been using Delo with zinc still in the oil in our Cat. I understood for along time the real or true synthetics made from esters are very much more wear protective. They really are slicker than snail snot. The first ads featured someone trying to hold a screwdriver dipped in the real synthetic oil. My Plymouth leaked like a sieve when I first used it. Had to replace valve cover gaskets and others it is so thin. However....what most label as synthetic these days is not synthetic.... It is more highly refined dino oil...after Castrol Sued Mobil and won. Without the zinc my older engine and even car engines with flat tappets wore badly without the zinc. If someone would define the wear factor vs zinc additive favorable in their oil I will go with a real synthetic. Some Mobile One oils now such as their Euro spec are back again to real synthetics from Esters. but you have to raa labels carefully or be informed by someone that knows. Another factor is how much soot will the oil carry, in our diesels and will new spec filters remove it from the new spec oils? I would think the real synthetics could use a much smaller micron filter.
  3. Cows in the campground

    Decalfinated!
  4. Cows in the campground

    Maybe this belongs in campgrounds...I dunno. Camping near a pasture a cow get loose and has her calf in the empty lot next to yours. What does the cow become after she has her calf?
  5. Sardine Casserole

    Glad you made it. The Sardines Grand Ma bought had red lettering and fish on the tin. Sweden or Norway. Her Dad was from the Swedish Colony here in Tn.
  6. Sardine Casserole

    I figured someone would have tried it by now and report back. I would but you understand, I'm on a diet.
  7. Sardine Casserole

    Some of the best receipts come from some of the strangest places but I'm not sure this is one of them. On Golden Girls Ma made a sardine casserole with oatmeal cookie crust. Not sure that would be good eats however I like bologna and cheese, onion and pear or peach preserves. Grand Ma viewed sardines as a treat and ate them on saltines. Whenever we walked to town she would get one or two tins, which were pricey at twenty nine cents. I liked them too. So anyone made a sardine casserole or something/
  8. We don't use the cellphone while driving either...but have answered it and pulled over to the side.
  9. I heard on the radio under a new law in Georgia, a Driver can't even hold a cell phone in their hand, "even when stopped." Sounds good but a slippery slope. Holding and drinking a soda or coffee or a sandwich can get you a ticket in some areas already. Don't remember which ones, I read that about though. We have our phones liked to the cars by blue tooth but not our MH. My have to get a new radio. Don't think our old satellite radio has that feature. Eventually the slippery slope will stop access to the radio or possibly even buttons to blue tooth link of phone. The Nannies will not let any opportunity or trend go to waste.
  10. Leveling blocks

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  11. Coffee

    I hear Community Club brand pop up once in a while elsewhere. I'll have to search some out give it a try.
  12. Pads For Jacks

    We have 12x18 with plywood screwed to them. Where we store it, the Mgr put some eyes on them and we use the rod to awnings to push them in and pull them out. Wish they were larger but the tires get in the way in the rear. I believe I can make them about four inches longer and juts fit in that rear compartment, that seems made for them. Some of the RV Parks, in Michigan, the ground is so soft we have to readjust the jacks it seems every morning. Left the Coach at Relatives home there, for a emergency trip back home. Came back the boards and jacks were eight to ten inches deep. I've busted a bunch of these wood jack pads from soft soil etc. The big pads mnc blueford talks about sounds good. I saw some pads on a big truck used on power lines. They were 140.00 each. Don't remember the size but huge. Looks like the only way to go is the tough and hard plastics and longer than wider. These things we made, weigh I suspect 40 lbs or so. That is hard to shove under the coach, and to dig out of the mud. In Texas hill country just west, of Austin, in an RV Resort, we woke up to jacks put down in the dark , fully extended and on the wood pads buried as deep as the jack rams were long. Ground looked dry and firm but 3 feet down water was flowing over solid stone. They brought us big pieces, of plywood and seemed like every stray piece, of lumber around, to put under the jacks and dug out our pads. The jacks said suuu thuuuunk as they came up.
  13. Towed Automatic?

    I wish we had 2007 Saturn but... We have towed two Ford Edges since 2010. Our 2013 is our current towed. First one was 2wh drive the 13 is awd. WeAbout 5200 lb or a bit moreight is bout 4200 lb on the awd about 3900-4000 on the two wheel drive. Can't get the the turbo motors and flat tow them. We have no complains and plenty of leg room and comfort. Only problem was in the 2010 we did not put in accessory position and.... dead battery. So now I have heavy duty 24 ft battery cables. It will reach from the coach battery bay way out there. Ford F150 4x4s are light but the 4x4 feature is required to flat tow. About 5200 lb or a bit more with v8. My 05 F150 or my darling Sadie my old faithful is heavier and only two wheel drive or I would tow it. When you re small town anywhere and Cracker Barrel hasn't raided the store, lots of good antiques come home with us if we can find any room.So the F150 with a camper shell or maybe just sturdy tarp, plus the inside of the pickup is being considered.
  14. The New Coachnet Experience

    situation rectified
  15. Coffee

    Grand Ma and Mama both used those perculators. Whenever the Traveling Salesman came by one or twice a month, in the old 30's or so open sided predecessor to the Suburban wagon, came around you could hear the new aluminum perculators and all sorts of kitchen and other hardware clanging on hooks. She had blue speckled perculators and white ones then the aluminum ones, which for some reason didn't last long on the wood cook stove. I wasn't allowed to drink coffee but remember the sound and the smell.