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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Thanks D. Wanted to comment, but I have not been through there in a while. Your description is what I remember.
  4. Lorne/ I was on the DirectTV-AT&T website looking for answers on replacing our failed component. I do not like the new site, but maybe I did not select the right page? Seems to me that the company is more interested in selling phones and streaming movies. My two!
  5. Our Direct TV DVR has failed us. We enjoy recording programs for later viewing and fast forward thru commercials. We have never used the Genie system. Which is better/ The DVR system or the Genie? I know very little about the Genie. Opinions would be a big help.
  6. As a trucker, I ran US89 a number of times, and I always stayed on 89 until joining I-70 westbound to I-15. You can avoid Salt Lake by heading north thru Vernal Utah and on to Rock Springs on US 191. If anyone is interested, I can lay the route out for you.
  7. When are you leaving for San Antonio? I like US 89 to Flagstaff and then south on I-17 to Phoenix then join I-10 east to San Antonio, but that depends on when and the weather.
  8. We were last at Boldt Castle in August of 2016. It was well worth the time and we would go again.
  9. Carl/ the boat museum in Clayton NY is a Museum. There are descriptions at every display. I only put the "water cooled" in mention of V-12 engines because not everybody is as smart as an old boat racer like you.😎😉 There are a few V-12 engines displayed on shop Dolly's. All old and the workmanship is impressive. Would be tough to air cool a V engine of any size of course
  10. Carl/ hope that I did not offend. Apparently there are a lot of people out there that do not understand the trade/buy process.
  11. One other observation. A dealer cannot give a customer retail on a trade. They always want to have the escape of wholesaling a unit to a known professional buyer that will in turn try to retail it for a profit. The only time a dealer will give you something close to retail for your trade, is because he has an upgrade that has been setting around too long, for whatever reason. Too much money in it, a slowdown in the economy, made a mistake when he priced the upgrade, etc.
  12. Carl/ I thought Motorhomes of Texas was the gold standard? When shopping for a motor vehicle of any type I have a friend that says to leave a possible trade out of the deal. Do not mention it or bring it with you. Get the best deal that you can on the upgrade and then bring the trade into the picture, but not right away. Wait a few days and then " I thought that I had my coach sold privately ,but the guy backed out (for whatever reason)." If he gives you the number you are happy with, you have a fair idea of what the upgrade is really costing you.
  13. Joe/ 60 mph gusts/ 30 or so constant. We are surrounded by tall trees which amplify the sound. Would have bet that we would lose power. We didn't. Our circuit comes from a rural connection. The houses near us were built on a corn field. Underground power from the town. MET ED has a robot that answers when reporting an outage. Always recognizes us because of Caller ID. Robot is programmed to tell us You are last!! 😎 Several times we were over 5 days getting our power back. Bill/ did you visit the boat museum in Clayton? Worth every penny. Got a kick out of the building across the street displaying hydroplane racing boats. Many had V-12 water cooled engines from WW II Carl/ have stayed in this area several times over the years. The Clayton/Alexandria Bay Area on the St. Lawrence is well worth the time.
  14. Bill/ when we are in the Thousand Islands area, I still see Border Patrol in the area though in small numbers. Where did you stay along the St. Lawrence ?
  15. I am not from Texas, but I knew what a Blue Bonnett was. The wild flowers planted near the highways in Texas are pretty. Even for a grizzled old trucker like me. Thanks Lady Bird!
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