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  • #91
    You travelling seems to bring on buckets of rain!
    wiredgeorge Mico TX
    2006 F350XL 6.0L 4WD Automatic 2002 Keystone Cougar 278EFS

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    • #92
      Originally posted by wiredgeorge View Post
      You travelling seems to bring on buckets of rain!
      that's been often noted over time ....the picture below was taken yesterday .... it shows Highway 81 7.5 miles south of Arlington .... 81 is a main north/south 2 lane Federal highway with a 65 mph speed limit .... that area is about 18 miles south west of where we are camped .... the only thing on our schedule for today is a 40 mile round trip to Brookings for grocery/supply shopping
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      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
      '04 Sea Pro 180DC
      '17 Elio reserved

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      • #93
        busy, busy day in the neighborhood .... second day of a 10 year old and younger baseball tournament that has drawn teams from miles and miles around .... all campsites are full, families with kids are everywhere .... heavy thunderstorms are all around but its been dry here in Estelline since mid morning ... a big walleye fishing tournament over on Lake Thompson with several relatives participating in it has been stopped early due to lightening .... its spooky still right now, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if a storm moves through here at most any time .... we don't see too many pickup truck slide-in campers back in NC .... one moved in next to us yesterday and will be here for a couple of days
        Jim
        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
        '04 Sea Pro 180DC
        '17 Elio reserved

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        • #94
          Your picture brings back good memory's of truck camper we had when went to Alaska.
          2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN Rear Air 4:10's
          2013 Lifestyle LS35SB, MORryde IS System, disc brakes
          AIRSAFE Air Hitch
          Blog: bolltimers.com

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          • #95
            We owned a Lance 815 a few years ago. Missus HATED the shower on the toilet vibe. We were likely seriously overloaded on our little 1/2 ton chassis.
            wiredgeorge Mico TX
            2006 F350XL 6.0L 4WD Automatic 2002 Keystone Cougar 278EFS

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            • #96
              for the last week since I added to this thread, our time in Estelline had pretty much settled into a routine .... almost daily storms with heavy rain and strong wind come and go .... various family members stop of a visit and "coffee" at mid morning and mid afternoon .... campers come and go .... that all changed shortly before midnight last night .... Maureen began having intense pain from an ingrown toenail .... I took a look at it and yes I could have cut out the part causing the problem .... that said, there is no way to do so without causing her even more pain .... so, off we go to the Emergency Room at the hospital 20 some miles south in Brookings .... road construction down there requires driving a poorly marked path through residential / business areas so as to be able to come into the hospital from the rear ... we did make it .... the Emergency Room staff was exceptionally nice and we were impressed with both them and their facility .... back to the camper and finally settled in for the nigh just before 3AM .... back to Brookings early this morning to pick up antibiotics, pain pills and bandage items .... on the way took on good solid fuel for the first time since the day after we got here .... during those 5 weeks we put 899.7 miles on our truck, over that distance she averaged 12.1 mpg .... that's about as good as she gets .... tomorrow we have to schedule an appointment with a Podiatrist for Maureen so we will most likely go back to Brookings again .... she's doing fine but the Emergency Room doctor said more work needs to be done to help insure the problem doesn't come back
              Jim
              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
              '04 Sea Pro 180DC
              '17 Elio reserved

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              • #97
                on Monday Maureen had surgery on her foot .... today was spent at the camper allowing her rest as much as she is willing and begin her recovery .... we've changed her bandages twice and so far things have gone as we were told to expect by the Podiatrist who did her surgery .... with us camped by the city park and its swimming pool, our camper has become the central location for Maureen's nieces and nephews .... a place to change clothing and to eat homemade cookies after their lessons .... the kids are all doing well and Maureen enjoys watching their lessons ... a prescription run to Brookings in the morning is our only planned outing for the rest of this week .... that said, something else is bound to come up
                Jim
                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                '17 Elio reserved

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                • #98
                  this morning, following our 4th medically related 40+ mile round trip to Brookings in the last 5 days .... after getting back in the early afternoon, we settled in to spend a beautiful day taking care of a few minor housekeeping items .... once again Maureen's nieces and nephews came to the park for swimming lessons .... happy to report they are all doing well .... best news of the day is we may well not need to crank the truck tomorrow ....
                  Jim
                  '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                  '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                  '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                  '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                  '17 Elio reserved

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                  • #99
                    time is passing way tooooo quickly .... only 18 days from today we are scheduled to head home .... much of tomorrow will be spent sprucing up the camper in preparation for the only family event left on our schedule is the reunion for Maureen's mother's side of the family that was mentioned above .... it will take place on Sunday in the town park, literally a few yards behind our camper ....
                    Jim
                    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                    '17 Elio reserved

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                    • Currently sitting in Florida City, Fl on a steamy mosquito infested afternoon. Visited Key West yesterday and headed back home tomorrow morning. So far we've covered 2428.7 mi and averaged 11.5 mpg since leaving the house July 3rd. About 1300mi left to get back home. Plan is the be there on Thursday. Best mileage towing was 10.5 and solo 20.4. it's been fun but we're ready to get home and relax. HAH! Daughter is getting married on the 10th so it's going to be hectic. Then maybe things can slow down a bit.
                      Clif and Millie
                      Mabank, TX (sorta)
                      2015 Chevrolet 3500 LTZ Allison/Duramax Dually
                      2015 Heartland Cyclone CY3418 Toy Hauler
                      2005 HD Dyna Super Glide

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                      • even though the town still has an aggressive spraying program, skeeters are a problem up here as well .... its no wonder with so much rain since April leaving so much standing water
                        Jim
                        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                        '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                        '17 Elio reserved

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                        • as previously noted, our absolute and final plans have a way of changing at any moment .... heavy rain moved the family reunion mentioned above had to be moved from the park to a room in the local convenience store .... different setting but it went well .... if we are on schedule two weeks from right now we should be about half way from where we are camped in Estelline to our next campground located just east of Kansas City ... taking care of some minor pre-trip details has begun .... this morning I removed our Pressure Pro monitor, took care of a minor wiring problem, and reinstalled it in our truck .... seems to be good to go .... replacement scare light LED bulbs and rubber grommets to replace the badly worn ones on the cooking grate of our Atwood stove should arrive today .... hope to immediately install the grommets and start working on installing the bulbs tomorrow
                          Jim
                          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                          '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                          '17 Elio reserved

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                          • Avvidclif, where in Florida City are you staying? We spend the winter there. Wouldn’t really want to be there at this time of the year for the reason you’ve mentioned and
                            David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
                            2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
                            Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
                            5th AIRBORNE Pinbox Roto Choks
                            Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
                            Externabond Roof Seams
                            Wet Bolt Kit
                            7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

                            2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
                            GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
                            Thanks to BC Jim for all his help

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                            • Southern Comfort RV Park. An OLD park. Our 39'er got in and out but it was being very careful. The road construction in front of it is a disaster. Nice park otherwise.
                              Clif and Millie
                              Mabank, TX (sorta)
                              2015 Chevrolet 3500 LTZ Allison/Duramax Dually
                              2015 Heartland Cyclone CY3418 Toy Hauler
                              2005 HD Dyna Super Glide

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                              • productive day .... first mentioned in post 102, project was to find and fix an electrical issue with our tire pressure monitor .... I thought I had it fixed earlier but yesterday power to the unit was cut off again .... I have want I've been told is a very good volt meter and I can only say I have no reason to believe that isn't true .... that said, I know very little about how to read it so, for me, its basically a paper weight .... I didn't try to use it to find a short/bad connection but that proved to be a waste of time .... eventually I came to believe that the problem had to be with one of two butt connectors .... naturally their location made it impossible to get the tool into position to properly crimp the connectors .... lets just say our folks who get excited about "proper" electrical connections wouldn't approve but after I got through the Pressure PRO Monitor works as it should .... as is normal, the fix involved more tools and time than anticipated .... next project was to install 2 replacement LED scare light bulbs (just updated another thread about doing so) ... tomorrow more work on the truck to reinforce the floor of a storage compartment and to install the other scare light LED's
                                Jim
                                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                                '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                                '17 Elio reserved

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