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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

    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.
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    Kansas City to Reno

    From KC, I- 80 is easily 135 miles or so north to Exit 10 in Iowa. From Exit 10 you should cross the Missouri River and take Neb 2 to Lincoln where you will finally be able to join I-80. Read a Map and you will see that 80 does not run through KC. When you join I-15 in Salt Lake it is near 80 miles south to the Nephi exit onto Utah 132 that will take you to US 6. That will take you to Delta Utah where you will finally join US50. At this point I think your estimate of 50 or so extra miles is considerably more . I have run all of the roads I suggested a number of times in an 18 wheeler. My choice would be I-70 west out of KC through Denver and on to Utah. Never run 70 west from Denver late in the week unless you like setting in traffic. Go through Denver early in the week if possible. As Carl suggested, make sure that your fuel tank is full, and I add, check your tires for proper pressure. My first trip across US 50 was as a hitch hiker in 1964. It is an interesting ride. We love Reno also. Enjoy!!
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    Bridge clearance - Busted Kenwood DNX571TR

    The "truckers atlas" mentioned earlier is actually called the Motor Carriers Road Atlas. It is loaded with info that will help RVs as well. Have used one for years and always have one in our Tiffin.
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    By the way, have you tried NAPA? They are often expensive , but sometimes amazing matching a part.
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    Have no idea how to find a replacement unit that "really is not that old," but can the RV be driven and properly braked with the old fashioned foot and driver skill? How did we live without ABS? Just throwing this out there in case you can't find one.
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    RV parks Washington State

    Looks good.
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    RV parks Washington State

    The Seattle area is incredibly busy. Good luck finding anything remotely acceptable. Look further out and drive in to where you need to be.
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    Cummins Service

    You are good!!!😂
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    Cummins Service

    Carl/. It is CUMMINS !!🙄
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    Texas home

    Delivered in Grand Rapids Michigan a number of times in the winter. If from that area, I understand the desire to move south.
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    Texas home

    Hey! I like Texas and most Texans. I was born in Alabama and raised mostly in the south including Texas, but I am serious when I say that dry heat is easier for me to deal with. My dad retired from the Air Force in 1965 and lived the next 46 years in humid Florida. Don't know how he did it. He usually wore cowboy boots while there. Heat and humidity many months out of the year kinda like coastal Texas. Could not see myself getting used to it. Guess I better take my membership tag off of the ladder.😎
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    Texas home

    Just finished a Wikipedia Search on San Angelo. Was impressed. Still say dry heat is better than heat soaked humidity. I remember two reservoirs and fishing . Lake Nasworthy and Lake Concho. Mild winters and few storms. Roland and Linda are going to sell their RV, so a long summer trip north will not be possible. At least worth a look! Oh! By the way! East Texans are snobs.😂
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    Texas home

    Was not reccomending San Angelo, but I do have fond memories of it. For ocean lovers, the Texas coast does have its advocates, but I notice that a number of members head for New Mexico or Colorado when the heat rolls in.😎 As a trucker, I always enjoyed the San Antonio area. The nearby Hil Country does have appeal, but I have talked to RVers from the area staying in Lake City Colorado for the summer. In that area the most common license plate after Colorado seems to be Texas.
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    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.