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About obedb

  • Birthday 08/13/1944

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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. When I replace the sanitized tank with water I just go with fresh. To me, a little odor elimination from the fresh water tank is not worth the trouble, but then my nose is 75 years old.
  2. You are going to have to post more info for the gurus. Engine, transmission,etc. Obviously a diesel( mfg and HP needed) and probably an Allison. Nice looking ride.
  3. Would not count on things slowing down much by Sep 8. I have been north and south on US395 while trucking. I would check RV parks along that stretch. 395 actually enters the park through the north eastern section. Pretty country just going by the park.
  4. I have a good friend that has worked on Prevost and MCI buses as well as his primary job"Keeping School Buses" ready to safely go. RE:. High end coaches. He was more impressed by the MCI units. Workmanship and durability.
  5. East on I-90 to Souix Falls and then head south on I-29. On the north side of the Omaha area join I-80 and head east across Iowa. When you get to the Quad Cities area you are a short distance to the Illinois state line.There are three ways to get around that metro area( check for road repairs) I- 280 south and around to Illinois. Second/ I-74 from I-80 south thru the Quad Cities Area and east while running with I-280. Third/ I-80 around the area into Illinois and then leave I-80 to join I-74 for your ride across Illinois. South for about 35 miles and then it turns east/south east towards Indiana. When you reach the Indianapolis area I-74 will merge with I-70,. Follow I-70 east across eastern Indiana through Ohio, West Virginia (maybe 13 miles or so) and then into PA. Join the PA toll road (turnpike) whatever. Pricey but the quickest way. At the Breezewood interchange, I-70 heads south into Maryland and then east to the Baltimore Beltway. I-70 essentially ends there because the rest ends where you do not want to be. South on the Beltway to I-95 south or the Baltimore Washington Parkway to Ft. Meade. I have run all of the Interstate's I suggested far more times than I can remember. They all work. Stay away from the Chicago area at all cost. We have lived in the Baltimore and nearby Pa area since 1970, but I have never been to Ft. Meade. If you are not a map reader, buy one for this trip. Hope this helps.
  6. The available apps. Interesting. I would still like to get a printed receipt from the pump just like I do locally when I fuel our vehicles. Guess that will be awhile,. When I was working I did not mind going in for my receipt. Fill my thermos, nuke a burrito, then roll. RVing takes the pressure off. I still do not mind going in as a retired trucker and now a diesel RV owner. I estimate my fuel needs and pay cash at the fuel desk. They give me a receipt then if I can't get it all in, I go to the fuel desk for a new receipt and a partial refund. I am never in a hurry anymore.
  7. Don't leave without a receipt. Loves puts the receipt in a rack numbered for each pump. Flying J used to hang the receipts on a carousel. Maybe still do. Don't remember how Pilot did it , but I never left without one. I needed it for taxes.
  8. Our surge protector also takes it's time checking things out. It is also a Progress Industries unit.
  9. The EFS card has been around for maybe 30 years or so. I used it extensively from the early nineties while running an 18 wheeler. Comdata is also an old faithful. Must be really competitive out there if they are going after onesies and twosies. Both were reputable when I was still working
  10. There is a dealer in Ocala. That is central Florida at least to me. Check the web There are at least 8 to 10 dealers in Florida. Your problems with the turbo and waste gate are easily fixable on the Series 60. Had one in my last big rig before retirement. Bought it used and the first repair was what you described. I think most Detroit Diesel shops in Florida are owned by a big company (Stevenson maybe). For a replacement including labor , maybe 3 thousand or so. Possibly more but a malfunctioning turbo can cause some real $ problems if you try to get by on your way elsewhere
  11. Here is my story and I am sticking to it.😎 Lost our HD DVR for a reason not known. Called the 800 number on most recent bill. Actually talked to a rep in the US/ near Tulsa. He placed an order for a new one and said it would be delivered in two business days. No show. Called again and wound up talking to someone that I could barely understanding . She eventually decided to authorize a local Direct TV contractor to deliver one. He showed when promised , but said that he had everything BUT a HD DVR. He showed me. Had everything but what I wanted. Direct TV was on the side of his van. Was told that only refurbished units were available. Said they are no longer being built. Thanked him . Told him that I was going to try for one from Solid Signal in Michigan. A Direct TV vendor. Turns out his company uses them for products.. Have used Solig Signal for years. In retrospect, don't know what I was thinking when I did not order from them. Unit arrived in two days. I installed it easily. Then I had forgotten that Solid Signal could activate them with a phone call from me. They have contacts at Direct TV that activate them. The rest was a mess. Call wound up in the Phillipines, and the rep clearly did not know what to do. She said that since the unit was not one of theirs she could not turn it on. Finally got to her supervisor and she walked through the activation easily. just received our monthly bill and it included $99 for the vendors charge and he arrived without the product that I ordered. Am not going to even try to fix that. Before AT&T, when I called Direct TV for any reason I was thanked for our lengthy membership. Would not take much more abuse for a change. Our Winegard Traveler on the Phaeton can be converted to Dish.
  12. Steve and Cynthia/ I absolutely agree on Direct TV's decline in service since AT&T bought the company. Have been close to giving up on them and we joined in 1995. Been through thick and thin. If you happen to speak Spanish, you might be OK. We don't.
  13. Service Tire is the gold standard for me. They have many locations through out the Mid Atlantic region.
  14. Yes you can run US24 westbound from Colorado Springs. Have run that stretch in both motorhomes and also in an 18 wheeler. Take US285 south from the Buena Vista area to US50 then westbound over Monarch Pass. The pass is 11,312 high , but 50 is well maintained . Have traveled it in two Motorhomes, an F-150 pulling a travel trailer and in 18 wheelers. The downgrades are lengthy but the curves are gentle. I see that you have a diesel with I am guessing a compression brake. US50 joins I-70 with about 20 miles left to the Utah line west side of Grand Junction. I have run US50 across Nevada in 18wheelers and hitch hiking, but never in an RV. If I had a reason to run it with a motorhome I would.
  15. Where did you get that info? I have run US16 in an 18 wheeler from I -90 as well as US 14. Get yourself a Motor Carriers Road Atlas. Most big truck stops have them, or order one on the net. An essential tool when running a motorhome.
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