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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. obedb

    Travel from salt lake to San Antonio

    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.
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    We were last at Boldt Castle in August of 2016. It was well worth the time and we would go again.
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    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
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    Motor Homes of Texas.

    Carl/ hope that I did not offend. Apparently there are a lot of people out there that do not understand the trade/buy process.
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    Motor Homes of Texas.

    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.
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    Motor Homes of Texas.

    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.
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    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.
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    Cabin Fever "2019"

    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 ?
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    Texas winter weather

    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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    Super Bowl

    Carl/ fly specks out of cow ____. I do not watch much college football, and when I do, it is usually Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida, SC. I have never watched a complete PENN State game although we have lived in PA for 42 years plus. I figured that there was a reason for the late pick. Duh!' meant that a bunch of teams passed up an opportunity to buy up a cheapie ouarterback that might go somewhere and did he!
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    Super Bowl

    Another observation. Tom Brady was drafted 198th choice. Duh!!!
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    Super Bowl

    We enjoyed the game. Few penalties. The Rams didn't belong there. Check the incompetence when a last minute Drew Breeze pass was interfered with and the same player also bonked the receiver helmet to helmet (two penalties should have been called) during the NFC Championship. That would have finished the Rams. Even if Brady sometimes comes across as a little snotty, he is quite the quarterback, and he now owns 6 rings. Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana have 4 each. History was maid. My two!😉
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    No electric on half the coach

    Had a similar thing happen to us on our Phaeton. After resetting the inverter I thought better of it. Turned the inverter off, and then checked all sockets to mark the ones that always work when hooked to shore power. I marked them and was careful to not hook a serious load to the outlets that work with the inverter. A room heater started my hunt.
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    Hoover Dam and Carlsbad RV Parking

    If you are in that area, don't get cold feet on seeing the dam. Find somewhere to put that big trailer. The dam, at least for me, is a must see. The structure and the history is amazing!
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    Kansas City to Reno

    I-80 is not without it's problems. Between Laramie and Rawlins high winds can be a problem . On that stretch Elk Mountain sets south of 80 all by itself. It creates its own weather. There will be 18 wheelers in large numbers. Closer. to Evanston you will run into some hard pulls on the "Sisters" and I have even seen some snow in that stretch in June. 80 in Utah is quite curvy until you get to Park City, and then you have to deal with Parley's Summit. A busy steep downgrade with several lanes and lower speed limits for the big guys. Salt Lake City often has heavy traffic. Just a "heads up" for you.