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  1. 10/4 Carl, my chainsaw has been busy in this cool weather. Lots of firewood being stacked. Maintenance on ranch vehicles, mowers, etc. Plus, carry out from some of the local eateries to give them some support. We really feel for them right now. Tough times for them. Don
  2. Only 1 confirmed in Mason County and he actually resides in Houston. Has a Mason County address. He talked to the local County Judge and said he was over the virus this past week. So, now, 0 confirmed. We are quarantined in a zero zero environment with tons of bluebonnets and spring floral and fauna. Don
  3. Carl, Likewise, we are headed for our ranch in Mason County for a while to escape all of the HEB jeebies. Nothing but bluebonnets, cows, and sunsets. Don
  4. triglycerides? Is that a new Blue Bell flavor?? Don
  5. Carl, as long as you can get a Storms Burger and fries to go life should be fine. Don
  6. I am truly befuddled and confused with all of the closings, cancellations, shelter in place rules, etc. This is not intended to be a rant, nor a political statement by any means. I just wonder if I am missing something with all of the reactions to this Covid-19 virus versus the annual and seasonal flu. Here is an article by and about Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist. The following statement was taken from the article. "But he also blames the media for causing unnecessary panic by focusing on the relentless increase in the cumulative number of cases and spotlighting celebrities who contract the virus. By contrast, the flu has sickened 36 million Americans since September and killed an estimated 22,000, according to the CDC, but those deaths are largely unreported." https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-03-22/coronavirus-outbreak-nobel-laureate So, why is our country at a standstill over Covid-19, with 46,548 cases and 540 deaths versus the flu with 36 million cases and 22,000 deaths? These numbers just don't make any sense to me. What am I missing? Don
  7. Exactly Herman. Ours is a 2009 Newmar Allstar 4188 with a lift and a back door. Bathroom is totally wheelchair accessible and my wife can push her wheelchair down the aisle when the slides are in. Only three of these made by Newmar at that time. However, Newmar has been making wheelchair accessible units since then in the Canyon Star and Dutch Star models. Maybe more. We met Maylon Miller in Nappannee, IN in 2010 and asked him to continue making these models. I guess he thought about it and took it to heart. Don
  8. Thanks Brett. And, thanks to the other replies. Don
  9. Going from 1,100 ft. to 8,000-9,500 feet and temps from 90's to 40's lowered my tire pressures 5 to 8 psi. Should I adjust to the pressures I usually carry? Don
  10. Thanks to all. I will test for power and see if I can extend the cylinder that way. Don
  11. Herman it is the inside step cover.
  12. Herman, i guess I wasn’t clear enough. This issue has to do with the inside steps at the front door, not the wheelchair lift. Don
  13. Our inside step on our motorhome won't elevate. I lifted the step manually and looked underneath the step and saw that the "piston" had become disconnected from the housing at the step wall. I found four tiny screws loose. But I couldn't get the "piston" extended in order to see if I can fasten it back. How do you release this piston, or is it fried? Don
  14. Thanks for all the replies. This gives me something to chew on. Don
  15. Manholt, Actually, I talked to Texas Custom Coach today and will be seeing them this Friday. I think they will be able to help me out. I am about 20 miles from them. Thanks for the reminder. Don
  16. To Those Who Know What They're Doing Our 2009 Newmar Allstar needs an electronic makeover. We have replaced two TVs. Now they don't work without unplugging RCA connectors and plugging in different ones depending if we need satellite or DVD. Our tuner/receiver is a Jamo. They don't make them anymore. No HDMI connections. There is a 4-plex tuner box on top of the Jamo that directs signal to the 4 TVs. Our satellite dome is a Winegard In-motion model, 9 years old, not very dependable. We have DISH. I want more state of the art equipment. Two new TVs is no problem. Tuner receiver, routing to 4 TVs so wife can watch DVD in the bedroom and I can watch satellite elsewhere, HDMI cabling? Anyone have a makeover plan? I would very much appreciate it. I have been to 3 reputable RV service shops and no one has been cabable of suggesting anything. Thanks in advance. Don
  17. Here is a link to a document created by the inventor/engineer of Comfort Drive at TRW, Mr. Ken Sherman. Don Comfort Drive.pdf
  18. Comfort Drive "Learns" the pitch and crown of the road so you don't have to constantly "tow in" your steering wheel, AND aids tremendously in crosswinds (when constant) and when 18 wheelers pass. It also automatically returns the steering back to "straight ahead" when you stop. It was developed by an engineer at TRW and is licensed only to Newmar and Newell. It is a tremendous "comfort" on long road days. It is also adjustable with a knob that goes from 1 to 5 (on mine) where 1 is the loosest feel and 5 is the firmest feel. I use 3 1/2. Don
  19. We never stop at Loves. Prices are almost always the highest. I use a credit card that gives a 5% discount on all fuel purchases. With $2.85 diesel price, that's a savings of $0.1425 per gallon. No discount I have seen can match that so I don't pay cash anymore, nor do I use my pilot/FlyingJ card. Don
  20. Check with LeMeillieur's in Kerrville. Ask for David LeMeillieur. Don
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