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  • #31
    another beautiful, thankfully calm, morning in east central South Dakota .... our daughter's flight from Raleigh to Minneapolis just landed .... she and her son are "face timing" right now with Maureen .... they now has a 3+ hour layover prior to boarding a plane that will take them to Sioux Falls where we will pick them up and bring them to Estelline .... the town Rodeo starts tonight and the town is filling up
    Jim
    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
    '16 Camaro RS

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    • #32
      once again, the Estelline Rodeo has proven to be a big success .... overflow crowd Friday night, full house Saturday night .... talk about large, ornery, bulls, not a single rider lasted for a full ride .... each night after the first bull was released, the announcer didn't have tell the kids to move away from the fence .... yesterday back home a wind storm took out the power for well over 12 hours .... with none of our kids in the area, knowing the power was out and having no idea as to when it would be restored proved to be a considerable stress .... thankfully its back on, at this point we can only hope all's well .... we hope to smoke baby back ribs for 7 family members tonight
      Jim
      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
      '16 Camaro RS

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      • #33
        well, another hot, windy morning in east central South Dakota .... pretty much a steady 17 mph, gusting to 27+ mph .... already 81 headed to 99 and a warning for strong thunderstorms after dark .... the bad news is, our camper's bedroom AC died yesterday afternoon .... a search for someone to check and probably replace it has begun
        Jim
        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
        '16 Camaro RS

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        • #34
          following an overnight thunderstorm for which they activated the local tornado alarm, its a beautiful morning in the neighborhood .... 69 degrees on its way to a high of 85 .... next round of thunderstorms due Friday and Saturday .... replacement camper AC has been ordered and shipped by Amazon .... a fellow who runs the local heat and AC company has come to the camper and agreed to install it .... it will really be nice to get this taken care of
          Jim
          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
          '16 Camaro RS

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          • #35
            Glad to hear the plan for the AC replacement is coming together.

            When our front AC goes... I'm going to replace it with a low clearance model.
            I want to put on the CenterPoint suspension... but it adds 1.5"-2" to your total height. My front AC is already at 13'6"....
            Jeff, Julie, Cameron, & Taylor Lockhart - Wauconda, IL

            2021 F-350 Powerstroke Diesel Lariat FX4
            2011 Jayco 365BHS 5'er: "Cram-A-Lot Inn"

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Jeff View Post
              When our front AC goes... I'm going to replace it with a low clearance model.
              I want to put on the CenterPoint suspension... but it adds 1.5"-2" to your total height. My front AC is already at 13'6"....
              the OEM front AC that came on our camper was low clearance 13.5K model .... something over 10 years ago we had to replace it while camped near St Louis .... at that time low clearance ones were in short supply so we went back with a regular Dometic Brisk Air 15K .... its done a very good job for us and that's what we are going back with .... this one will end up costing us less .... being Prime customers we can buy the AC through Amazon with zero shipping and 12 month financing with 0% interest
              Last edited by JEBar; 06-21-2022, 06:32 PM.
              Jim
              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
              '16 Camaro RS

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              • #37
                61 on its way to 85, no wind, no chance of rain ... our daughter is taking her son and some cousins from out here bowling today .... we have a 40+ mile (round trip) grocery/pharmacy run to Brookings on tap ....
                Jim
                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                '16 Camaro RS

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                • #38
                  well, things are about to get a bit busy .... the replacement AC for out camper arrived today ... its possible it will be installed tomorrow, more likely it will be on Monday .... Maureen's Camaro that we left in a body shop is ready to be picked up, our kids back in NC will take care of that on Monday .... we've decided to sale a lot we have in South Dakota, a crew has located the sewer line .... RV Armor expects to have a crew working South Dakota shortly, etc ....
                  Jim
                  '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                  '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                  '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                  '16 Camaro RS

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                  • #39
                    this morning started early, in fact, very early .... our daughter and her son had to leave the camper at 2:15AM to be taken 70+ miles to Sioux Falls airport .... they had a 5:30AM flight to take them back home .... its always a relief to be able to say that their plane landed about 4 minutes ago and one of our daughters-in-law is at RDU to pick them up ... 64 this morning after light overnight rain that did little more than settle the dust .... no more is anticipated this month .... next up, a draft horse pull tomorrow
                    Jim
                    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '16 Camaro RS

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                    • #40
                      we awoke to a chilly, windy, 57 degree morning under a beautiful, clear blue sky .... biggest thing on tap today is attending a draft horse pull at the town's rodeo grounds .... we attended our first last year and thoroughly enjoyed it .... we are breathing somewhat of a relief because our daughter and her son arrived safely back home yesterday as did our youngest son and his family .... they spent last week in DC in our daughter's camper .... its was great to hear that the camper towed and performed well ....
                      Jim
                      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                      '16 Camaro RS

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                      • #41
                        well, our replacement AC is installed and is pumping out cold air .... its interesting how its housing cover changes color depending on if its in the sun or shade .... the fellow who installed it runs a local heat and air business .... he agreed to the install when I assured him I could verbally work him through the process .... day after tomorrow they are calling for a high of 100, that should be a good test ..... tonight we are scheduled to travel 20 some miles to another town to watch one of Maureen's nephews play baseball
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                        Jim
                        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
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                        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
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                        • #42
                          once again we awoke to a beautiful day in east central South Dakota .... heat and wind are forecasted to rush in tomorrow when they are calling for it to once again reach 100 with a steady 22 mph south wind, gusting to 48 mph .... a "danger of dehydration and heat stroke while doing strenuous activities" warning has been issued .... as of right now my only project for today is a mod to our Green Mountain Davy Crockett smoker/grill .... when moving it from one location to another the heat diffuser moves and you need to reset it before use .... after considerable pondering, I believe we've come up with a simple way to take care of that issue
                          Jim
                          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                          '16 Camaro RS

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                            .... a "danger of dehydration and heat stroke while doing strenuous activities" warning has been issued ....
                            Hopefully watching westerns while sitting in a recliner is not considered a strenuous activity...
                            Jeff, Julie, Cameron, & Taylor Lockhart - Wauconda, IL

                            2021 F-350 Powerstroke Diesel Lariat FX4
                            2011 Jayco 365BHS 5'er: "Cram-A-Lot Inn"

                            Visit our family online - www.thelockharts.com
                            Find us / "friend" us on social websites - Facebook

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                            • #44
                              deadly heat with strong wind leads today's forecast .... I don't project spending much time outside .... late yesterday we road with family to Brookings to watch one of Maureen's nieces play in a 12 and younger double header fast pitch softball game .... her niece pitched the first game and played second in the nightcap .... by the way they won both games .... while there we ate at a restaurant which is something we seldom do while traveling .... we thoroughly enjoyed the outing .... family is scheduled to move into a site at our campground and be here over the 4th .... we are looking forward to them being here
                              Jim
                              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                              '16 Camaro RS

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                                Hopefully watching westerns while sitting in a recliner is not considered a strenuous activity...
                                you've just gotta love the attitude out here .... on Monday I had to go to the local clinic for some blood test .... I got there early and was able to watch an episode of "Gunsmoke" that was playing on the TV in the waiting room .... that's something you wouldn't find back home ..

                                Jim
                                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                                '16 Camaro RS

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