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  1. We have C7Cat in an 05 Revolution. Cac and Radiator partially clogged. At 220 degrees it would defuel and creap along and sound the alarm Freightliner cleaned them two weeks ago....but taking it out of the shop here in Kingman Az thy circled the building loading it up with dust.Wife drove it down the rod with me following. i thought it was on fire at first. Rear radiator and it vaccuums everything off the road. Hosed it off and all is good but....t does run hotter on biodiesel.It still gets near 215-218 degrees up hill on I4o in thin air at Seligman on to Flagstaff. First trips west from 2006 2007 problems...and UlSD not here yet and biodiesel was not even on thee horizon. I wish I could find some old LSD this engine was designed for.
  2. Our 2005 Revolution 7500 quiet diesel generator is bit noisy. Only way I see to quieten it is to replace the exhaust and muffler. The options on the Onan site are limited and just plain steel, best I can tell. We've had the Mh this long better get stainless If I can find it. 15 years old, and nothing might be avaolable at all in 5 more years. Any sources?
  3. They are trying to put them out of business. The BX at Arnold is nothing but a Liquor Store now with a few items they must be required to carry. The PX in Chattanooga, Tn is also just a liquor Store now. The Commissaries are now carrying private label stuff such as butter that nobody wants and few buy. At Campbell the PX is a shadow of what it once was up until about 12 or so wife spent typically $3-400.00for various things like dog food, and detergent and a myrid of other things. You cannot buy a an Army service ring there anymore..and the cost is more than Wal Mart. The Commissary has a bakery in name only now. Baked Goods or concotions are shipped in dry and cold from Pa. etc. The biggest activity is inventory in the bakery. ales are a shadow of before. The rest of the store features very large displays of Coca Cola products from drinks to waters and so on. The International section is gone supposedly integrated with other products on the regular shelves. They just are not there and if they are they are impossible to find. Produce is now Grade B and in a sea of corn and other foods it is all imported from Texas it seems and ready to feed the chickens almost. We use to find products not available at most other stores instead it is more of less. They still get a lot of traffic at the Commissary but not as much is bought by anyone. The Butcher is till there but when stocks are down someone calls Virginia and they are told to hire another Butcher . Instead they bring in more and more prepack already old when it hits the case and of undetermined quality. It is no mis judgement to say they are trying the Walmartizationization of the Commissary and Bxs and PXs with the intention of closing them once sales get below a certain level. Local Businesses complain to their Congressmen since Eisenhower that the PX and Commissaries are taking business away from them and God knows Business thinks it owns Government and trickle down to the people is the game.
  4. Imron preceded the newer paints first termed fifteen year paints and since improved, Urethane based I believe. I mis read and though he was talking about front of his coach. The Silicon Carbide stuff sounds like a winner, if I could find someone who knows about it...if I ever have time to round toit which will probably not happen. Protecting the front of the car, if they till make it, 33m spray on after masking and it stays on for a longtime. Peel it off like saran wrap. It is supposed to be tough enough to prevent dining the paint by most anything. Another option is similar to the 3m and other films to put on the car by someone with patience and skill. Porsche wants a lot, don't remember the figure. It comes of like that applied to front of coaches but supposedly a lot easier. A Good Detail center or high end auto Dealer shop should be able to help. I wish I ad it on front of our little AMG....and something on the windshield. Anything on the road goes into the grill or over the hood onto the windshield.
  5. Mercedes Body Shop Mrg now working for Hendrix Motorsport Team told me about the clear they use on Aircraft.It is hard to buff after sprayign so you want conditions just right. Might be the same as they use on Semis now? Then there is one made of silicon carbide . Ferrari used it on some parts of some cars, at least I think it is the same. One applied you won't buff it. Talk to a good Boy Shop or Aircraft paint supplier. 1I would like to find out the information myself and how it works out. Get rid of that bra. Even if $1,000.00 or $2,000.00 it would be worth it.
  6. Another story on the net about a woman who got bit by a tick and is paralyzed from it recently. Many of the campgrounds we prefer are near woods, lakes, and fields. We live in the woods at home and field. We put out cat food at home for a cat that has adopted us. The Opossums get to it first most of the time at night. They always rattle the stainless bow. We trapped and carried off two but won't any more. They eat ticks, up to 90%of the ticks in their area. They also eat those little scorpions, and roaches and other creepy crawlies that come out of the woods. They leave their little long droppings around the garage patio area every night. They don't bother anything, except, they got two chickens before we fixed the pen. So leave a bit of food for them...but wash that bowl every day and of course if you have a barn and food you don't want them around it, as some of them can make the livestock sick. Anything that will help reduce the tick population and cost nothing is welcome, including all the crows, and tiny rough earth snakes. And at the campground don't be alarmed by them. When I go fishing I wear old fatigues with tops in my boots and sometimes a bit of bug spray.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. I figured someone would have tried it by now and report back. I would but you understand, I'm on a diet.
  12. 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/
  13. We don't use the cellphone while driving either...but have answered it and pulled over to the side.
  14. 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.
  15. I hear Community Club brand pop up once in a while elsewhere. I'll have to search some out give it a try.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. I've had Dunkin Donuts brand. Got some in the coach. McDonalds too. Both pretty good but not the same as the few excellent cups, I have had somewhere.
  20. It is open Internet, no commercials nothing. Forums and such. You can subscribe to sites for Use Net . Google records everything on it of course. Charter still has it for free.
  21. I love iced tea. Some of the sun teas, we have made had a bit of a harsh taste for want of a better word. My have been left to steep too long. The sun can really heat up a one or two gallon glass jar or jug. Fresh brewed from cold well or spring water sweetened to the edge, f just sweet, not over sweet, brewed so that it is very clear warm red gold brown after being poured hot, or at least very warm, over a tall glass of ice cubes, is simply glorious and has my mouth watering now. Never can get enough of it. I have drunk some very good unsweetened tea but it requires whoever makes it to get it right, every time. I don't drink iced sweet much a I'm a Diabetic. I do from time to time order less sweetened tea when eating out but you never know what you are getting and it most usually the only good thing to say about it is it's wet and cold. Now some places make their tea and their coffee from a Coca Cola syrup. I would like to force them to drink it. Then there is the mud which it often times or if brewed coffee grounds from a week ago burned to the bottom or something. Those Brewers that use flat packets are very open pored and almost always you get very thin mud. I agree with you and you got me craving a tall glass of fresh brewed just sweet tea poured over ice in a big glass.
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