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Dollytrolley

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    Support wife's horse habit and my old boat fetish

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  1. Dollytrolley

    California - Fog

    Hey teach.......chill out.... . You are young still........days and nights like you are having are just......JUST .....the starting gate to the REAL life adventure called...... RETIREMENT.. Your whining ($p)......wine-ing.....is just another sign that you need more to do because while you were .....whining....the rest of us old geezers were revamping new/ improved 5 inch stainless exhaust on the diesel pusher and changing oil and filters on the old Feightshaker, and new brakes on the F350 , and , ,,,,,,,,,and,,,,,,,and...... Fog-wine-ing...... poor baby......try this one for a LA-fog event......some winter's the whole Western U S is socked in with fog.......it's 02:30 (2:30 AM) and you have just crossed the pond (Pacific) from......Guam......and your fuel tanks have way more air than fuel in them......hummmmm......time to put your big-boy-panties on and .......slide down the glideslope and find that darn runway centerline at 166 MPH and then not lose the centerline and bump into a another darn fool trying to taxi in pea-soup-fog.... Teach, your young .......but keep up your burning the candle of life at both ends and if your really...... really.....really lucky you just might it make it to .... retirement.......then you have NO DAYS OFF.......the other option.......Paul Allen, all the money on Earth and..... Poof....lifes-candle snuffed out....... Whine-on........life is a glideslope into a fog bound runway......sometimes we have enough fuel...... sometimes we don't...... Drive on........(Dog/Fog trips involve a bunch of ..... Whine....wine....)
  2. Dollytrolley

    Anyone know of a good place to spend the night near Redding CA

    Dave, Heads up we came across highway 299 from the coast to Redding yesterday afternoon and the Carr fire devistation is very sad and Thousands of folks are without a home so remaining RV and hotels are very booked hard..... We had a heck of a time getting a room 200 miles South of Redding..... Very sad....many folks have no real place to rebuild due to mud slides potential.... Drive on......(Redding .....very sad)
  3. Dollytrolley

    Highway 299 or Highway 36 ? ?

    Teach..........will you NEVER learn to NOT step on the Dolly-tale........guess not...... So.........being a "old-phart" as you so glowingly refer to.........I will retire and take a few naps for a few days before........I start to TEACH you your next lesson about poking at "Old-Geezers".......... Oh yes Teach this is going to hurt some.......so best you look around for your Nomex-undies.......you'll likely need them...... Stay tuned folks......this should be a hoot......... Drive on.............(some teaches make the worst........students)
  4. Dollytrolley

    Highway 299 or Highway 36 ? ?

    Well folks..................looks like the vote favors Highway 299.....so 299 it is...... Now of course since Teach has .........made some noise about his.......youth.......and seems inclined to use his youth-advanced-reflexes-and-x-ray-vision to drive Highway 36 this seals the deal for me .........I will take 299 just to keep from meeting the orange pumpkin in a 10-wheel-drift on a sharp turn on Highway 36......... Drive on.........(Slow reflexes........slow turns......)
  5. Dollytrolley

    Highway 299 or Highway 36 ? ?

    Ya Dennis, I recall those signs as well but in the old Corvette it just translated into press the right peddle down more on the last half of the question mark....how did us young fools live long enough to become geezers???? Drive on.... (Too many curves ....too many geezers)
  6. Dollytrolley

    Highway 299 or Highway 36 ? ?

    Ok.......listen up...... Dollymamma has decreeededddd that her slave-boy must tow Dolly-the-painthorse AND a few tons of equine related "vital-items" to.......Orik Kalifornia ... So they can ride out thru the Redwoods.....gulp. So Chad and other Kalifornians can perhaps save some local lives by helping me to decide which highway to take from the coast to the Central valley then we sneak over to Nevada....... Last time I drove both of those highways my old 62 Corvette was only a few years old and being a non-geezer the curves were the fun part..... Now with 64 feet of too many rig tires curves are places where I spill hot coffee onto tender places so....chime in and give me the best of two bad roads..... Oh don't sugar coat things folks even looking down from six miles up at 500 mph both of those roads still look like they have most of the curves that the old 62 Vette had do much fun with.. This horse biz can be a heck of a ride at times..... Drive on......(Horseing around on 299 or 36 ? ?)
  7. Dollytrolley

    This Walmart is very unfriendly to R.V.s

    Camping can be a adventure..... So....... Getting late and we are towing our open bed car trailer with Dollytrolley (old Century Freightshaker Tandem) and big rodeo is in progress at Winnemucca so NOT one RV space in town was open so was told no problem just go ask WalMart and the Manager and he said no problem and I said we were sorta big so we would park at the far end of the lot.......about 04:00 we hear folks talking outside for a few monents and then here a couple of rigs start and drive away..... About 06:00 I open the windshield curtian and.......cars were PARKED about 2 feet in front and in back of us..... Hummmmm about a half hour goes by and a lady arrives to drive one of the cars off and I ask her why so many cars are parked so far from the store.....she smiles and says......well the folks that own these cars work at the mine 90 miles away and the mine van pool will bring them back at the......END OF THE week...... So.......I I just walked into WalMart and bought TWO floor Jack's and unhitched the car trailer and moved it SIDEWAYS and than drove the Dollytrolley out of the spot and rehitched and off we went..... WalMart was ok.....the miners were OK....and we had plenty of floor Jack's for the rest of the trip. Drive on......($ometimes you can get jacked-around at Wally'$)
  8. Dollytrolley

    Took Parents for a ride this weekend in the 780

    VT will never get to the "Crown-age" the way he is headed .. however V. Flyer and I will need to have a few Crown shots to endure the ......"child-with-tha-truck-fetish"..... He ain't too bad for a kid....and he is pretty good at buying lunch..... shucks Not why Not rattle down to Last Chance Peak camp and join us for lunch on Teach.... .it's tons of fun scaring him with tales of trucks gone bad..... Drive on........( How many folks can Teach buy lunch???)
  9. Dollytrolley

    Took Parents for a ride this weekend in the 780

    Teach..... Long time not much "advice" given to you......(that might change). While I have napped away the summer on Oregon I assume the V. Flyer has been in charge of saving your hide as well as keeping soccer-moms from being road-kill from the great pumpkin. I was considering buying you lunch at one of the Cat-houses in Pahrump when we wonder down for the winter stay however.....it seems only right the you buy again since Flyer and I have kept you alive for another year...... Oh yes your parents know your still a "kid" and just because your "toy-truck" is full size your still a.......kid. Remember..... presently Flyer is still in charge of keeping you and everyone near you alive... Now before you go off and defame or flame me (or Flyer).......remember.......YOU told me that he worst people to teach ANYTHING to is a.......TEACHER!!!!! So stop defaming and save up for lunch at the cat house when I hit town.... Drive on....(Looking to lunch with Flyer and .....Teach)
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  11. Dollytrolley

    Damnphool ideas

    In the dark ages . . .used to get a check every month from a outfit that I agreed to fly standby not very often.. ...however.. .when I did get called out it seems that the day always involved that white crap falling on the ground..... Example.... .get call.....pick up two folks in Boise, fly them to .....Sitka (plenty white fog) ......dead to Ket-cha-can (more white fog) fly two geeks to .... Cow-A-$pell MT (finally no fog but a hellish blizzard and two feet of snow) then pickup three folks to drop off at Hail-Lee, Id-whoe (real blizzard and way more snow).....then tank up and fly up thru to top the blissard until south of Grand Canyon and the drop into Ry-ann field W. Tucson where two kids in shorts and no shirts were tossing boxes from a FedEx plane into big box truck and we're bug-eyed seeing me stumble out of this old wreck in knee high boots and a fur lined parka into a balmy 70 f night...... Standby.....maybe just a dummy to foist the bad trips on...... Drive on.......($tandby......not easy $$$ some days and....nights)
  12. Dollytrolley

    DPF Cleaning Results

    Dan....no worries.....the older and grumperer we get the more "amazing" we get.....until ...... We reach the .... " Final Regen.... Drive on...... (Metall polish works well to clean the chrome tip on the M11 exhaust.)
  13. Dollytrolley

    New road sign and weigh in.

    F I F T Y years ago the family owned the Walton Ranch high up the S. Santiam pass in the Oregon Cascade'$ ...... The pass road hugged the South Santiam river and the family built and maintained the 67 ft 8 inch high by 10 ft wide by 92 ft 6 inch L O N G deck LOG stringer beam bridge...... The county, State , and the Forest Service all wanted to use the bridge but they all got together and had the state engineer send a formal letter to Grumps stating that he needed to place a sign at each end of the bridge stating the T E S T E D load limit and the normal load limit..... Grumps grinned and hand lettered a sign on a couple of scarfed flat 4 ft x 10 ft Doug Fir logs that stated.......D9 CAT on Lowboy crossed bridge at 119,00 and bridge sagged about a foot. Normal birdge load, one fat man on a bicycle. PRIVATE BRIDGE - use at your own risk. G O O D L U C K. State engineer never again ask Grumps to post anymore signs...... Drive on.......(ponder the sign ..... before crossing the bridge)
  14. Dollytrolley

    Fuel economy vs HP

    wOw you guys are.....Smart.......100% right answers..... MPG is a funny thing at times......one day we were configured to land a real fuel-hog and traffic was pretty heavy and the tower was trying to depart a few light aircraft in front of us when we were cleared to land......the last light aircraft had a fuel flow problem at initial power up so he aborted and tried to turn off at the first taxiway.....Capt called Go Around and keyed the mic and informed the tower that we were going around.....being the slave-copilot I was a bit miffed since I had much work to do in a short time.....we left a big black streak in the sky as the ole hog tucked up the landing gear and milked the flaps and turned a ton of fuel into a lot of noise...... Being a slave to a geezer Capt I had to measure my words somewhat so I muttered......" Company bean counters may not like this fuel leg today".....Capt smiles a evil smile and says......"kid, if you can't go around ......you just can't afford to.....FLY". Ok with a fresh slap in the face l just tucked my tail and got configured to land the darn hog AGAIN!!! If you can't afford the fuel......don't take off...... Drive on.....( I was grumpy before I was Capt.....)
  15. Dollytrolley

    3 axle bumper pull RV recommendations

    Dollytrolley Freightshaker has a 40k tt hitch that is receiver / pintel for various trailers scattered in our junk piles in the west..... Our 30 ft light (10k) toybox is simply a nothiingburger except when making the tight u-turn at the burger joints...... Dollytrolley is really a rat-rod-HDT that has TWO beds.....one short 12 ft flat bed and a 20 ft Morgan cargo box and did I mention that the hitches move a bit depending on the bed that is installed that day..... Most days the cargo is installed and various horse related "gems" are hauled and they weigh a fair amount and then the extended hitch location with a fair hitch load tends to actually make the air suspension function as intended...... fairly nice loaded...... I do need to run the old spreadsheet weight & balance some days when the "junk" a bit intense.... With the tandems the best ride is when they are well loaded but with the long load arms and aft hitch location I sometimes need to adjust front cargo weights to keep some weights on the front axle weights reasonable...... Tt trailer rigs are old school and tend to load or overload many LGT rigs however HDT'$ are fairly imune to aft hitch loads most of the time...... One thing to consider with aft hitch location is what effects occure when you HAVE to steer around a object at highway speeds .....bad luck but twice in the last two years we have had to steer around rocks falling into our Lane on two Lane roads...... pucker-up and drive time........to survive these swerves you better be loaded in balance...... Perhaps if I could get Dollymamma to camp in Kansas we would encounter fewer rock-falls but in the horse trail ride world the roads seem to have rocks in my Lane at times so..... Just slow down and steer......... Tt hitch works OK on a HDT but it's best to pay attention still ...... Drive on......(Hitch-Itch........)
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