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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

    Texas home

    Dry heat is more comfortable than a coastal area with mucho humidity. Lived in San Angelo as a kid. Get in the shade with a bit of a breeze and you were alright. If we decided to spend our remaining years somewhere south to miss the often nasty winters in PA, I would prefer a dry climate. Always liked Texas/ living there as a kid and trucking through there when I could.
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    Dashboard Vent Air VERY warm

    It closes off the ram air from moving over the heater core. When you want maximum cooling you shut off outside air flow over the heater core. This is not rocket science folks. Spent many miles behind a HVAC system. They all work the same. During the summer, older systems required me to turn hot water valves controlling water headed to the heater core off with old fashioned handles. Right is tight/ left is open. Now you can do it with dash board controls.
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    Dashboard Vent Air VERY warm

    Seems to me that most systems have a recirculate setting that would stop cold air going through the system on a bitter ND night for maximum heat or allow maximum cold A/C on a really hot day in Texas. If your system has that setting and most do ,use that to stop unnecessary warm air on an otherwise pleasant day.
  4. OK! I get it now. He is from Great Britain, but lived in the US for a few years. The thing that I can not quite get past is that I navigated the Rocky Mountains in our 34' gas powered coach for many years. No exhaust brake or Jake brake was possible. Wolf Creek Pass, Monarch Pass, Million Dollar Highway (US 550) ,and the Slumgullion Slide ( unnerving even to me ) headed to Lake City Colorado. So now I live in in a flat environment, but I would still like an exhaust brake. I got it . Just kidding you Peter. Our British friend. 😊
  5. More than a buck short, but we are comfortable.😉
  6. Entertaining, but you live in Great Britain. Why would you want to go to the expense of modifying something nearly impossible to do? Highest mountain pass ? Come on over hear, rent a unit with Diesel engine and an exhaust brake, and have the time of your life. You may do it only once because of the cost, but you will never forget it. Guarantee..😐
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    Arizona CG's big rig and trailer accessible

    Been by the Salton Sea in California many times. Always along the west shore and in the winter. On my way to the Holtville CA area to load produce east. Did not notice rv parks , but I was not looking. I was working. Gotta be some places still available somewhere in the warm areas of CA or Az. Hey! Maybe boondocking in the Quartzite area. Bill Edwards would know.
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    Arizona CG's big rig and trailer accessible

    Here we go again.🙄 It is not uncommon for 18 wheelers to be well over 70 ft. The rule after re-regulation was a 53foot long trailer and a large tractor if you had the money and so chose. Some power units are amazing in their luxury and length. They are not bothered on Interstate's by the authorities. The rules governing recreational vehicles are all over the map, outdated, and often not enforced. You will probably be well treated out west, but not so much if you venture off an Interstate on to the skinny roads we have out east. Yes! There could legal issues if you were involved in an accident on a side road. We will all be advised about that shortly.😎 When hauling a 53 foot trailer as a trucker, I was usually between 71 to 72 feet front to rear, and there were trucks out there longer than mine. Jealous I was. Good luck and stay west. There seem to be many parks out west with very lengthy pull thru sites.
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    New England snow & ice corrosives

    NY State sets the standard. Taxpayers want the roads to be wet regardless of the temps. Have slipped and slideded across PA and entered NY to wet roads. The much smaller states follow suit. As Richard has noted park it. Heading south for the winter? Enjoy Thanksgiving and get moving or have your turkey dinner at Cracker Barrell well below the snow. Come back north after there is no danger of Winter. Could always tell a Mack Truck that lived it's life in NY. A rust bucket is applicable.
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    Keep or Trade Current Motorhome?

    A Yugo/ Bill what an entertaining comparison. Love it.
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    Transport of RV

    Flat bed use would be commercial. $$$ Especially because it would have to be on a low trailer. Overpasses are an issue. Companies that specialize moving new units to buyers might be a help, but Nevada as a back haul/ probably not. Maybe store the unit and come back for it when things get better for you?
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    Army Corp. Engimeers sites

    Have used some over the years. Enjoyed them with our first coach (34 ft). Seems to me that most are open year round, but not certain.
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    Jeep "death wobble"

    OK! I was unfair in my criticism, but if there are two same model and year jeeps/ one has the wobble and the other doesn't, seems like a trip to a good alignment shop that knows jeeps is in order. Maybe a little more positive caster and at least 1/32 or maybe more toe in. Possible steering gear problems ? Read somewhere that a few 2017s could have the problem. Do jeeps commonly have steering stabilizers ? They do work a most of the time. Yes Carl, I do know that their are a number of different models. By the way, I leased a Wagoneer for three years. Never towed it, but it was an impressive vehicle. Could not get it stuck , and it seemed to go just about anywhere. Had a friend with an older CJ and it did not do well on our steep snow covered driveway. Think that it was tires. Our Forester does great on the same driveway. Five/ I was impressed with a CRV that I drove, but we have had Subarus since 1979. All performed well and I found them to be very dependable. Hard to give up on a winner. My apology is in order.
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    Jeep "death wobble"

    Carl/ It kinda does. Jeep lovers have been kicking around the many problems that Jeeps as toads have for as long as I have been on this site.What a name/ the "Death Wobble." New members with no experience might think "Do we want to do this?" If you guys have not offered the correct fixes by now, it would intimidate me if I was new to the site.
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    Jeep "death wobble"

    Never experienced the Jeep Death Wobble with ours. Oh shoot! That's right. I forgot. We tow a 2012 Subaru Forester with manual transmission. OK! It is not a Jeep, but darn used Jeeps are expensive in our home area. We never buy anything new. Our Subie got us south on Last Dollar Road from the Ridgway Colorado area toTelluride. Could have used a transfer case set in low range, I admit. Tried some serious off road stuff with a rented Jeep. She who must be obeyed (Betty) said NO! Am OK with that. The Forester is my daily driver choice at home anyway. Darn it does a great job in snow and we do have a very steep driveway that is 450 long.😉