Jump to content

Dollytrolley

Validated Members
  • Content Count

    1,710
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Dollytrolley

  • Rank
    Major Contributor

Contact Methods

  • Yahoo
    Mmcdan3189@aol.com

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bend, Or
  • Interests
    Support wife's horse habit and my old boat fetish

Optional Fields

  • Lifetime Member
    No

Recent Profile Visitors

8,582 profile views
  1. Dollytrolley

    Getting ready to head to Arizona

    Troy, good morning, Having flown, driveinnnn , walked and....crawled to Arizona much of my adult life I will recommend ONE vital item to take with you......interlocking foam floor mats........yep, those 1/2 inch thick foam floor mats that are sold shrink wrapped in six-packs at big box stores....... Most of the time Arizona is.....dry and often the ground is fairly clean sand so it's easy to get down on you knees or crawl under your rig......however....it what is in that sand that HURTS......a lot......Cholla spines are the same color as sand and that ALWAYS insert into your skin at the first touch.....ALLWAYS.....if the Cholla spines don't get your full attention then the scorpion'$ Shure will......these buggers will put the BIG-HURT on you if you get or.....roll on top of them ......use the foam rubbers mats and enjoy far less pain.. Drive on.......(don't sit on the...."$tingy-thingys-in-AZ) .
  2. Dollytrolley

    Over the Hump to Tecopa Part 2

    Ok Teach.......once again you have drawn me into your......Volvo-vortex-fettish......so ya think ya got this TWO lane trucking........hummmm.......OK so now put on your Big-Trucker-Panties and then drive over the REAL HUMP 2 PAHRUMP....... Directions:....Load up your "chicks" and brew and jet North outs sin City till ya get to the prison road....take the prison road.....stop at the prison and chat with your prole-oofcerr....then drive West to the hippie-nude-springs.....DO NOT stop and Skinny Dip at the springs.....now the road turns into......ONE LANE......One STEEP twisty Rocky bumpy ONE LANE.....reach down to your Pantywastelittlegirlieshifter and select the oh-crap-gonna-die program and mash the right peddle to the floor and steer like a mad trucker up and up and up till ya get to a big sign that seez......WHEELER PASS Elev: 7thousandtoomanyfeet.....let the chicks out and gaze DOWN, ......WAY DOWN at Sin City...mmmmmm......so.....if you some how get stuck....don't worry .....just call my cell and I will jump in the Suzuki Sammy and tow ya to PahRump..... U bee da trucker...... Drive on.....($tay off Wheeler Pass Road till Teach goes.....bye)
  3. Dollytrolley

    HDT with 4 seat toad on bed and travel trailer

    4ever.........look at COE......easy peasy to stay short.... Plenty of folks will howl about rough ride and.....and.....and......of course the will be Ex-perts with Zero miles logged in a COE.......Zero... Couple of forum tow with COE and....smile... Drive on.......(COE.....think class A motorhome)
  4. Dollytrolley

    What brand?

    GR, Your 10-12 year time frame places your search right in the middle of the "not-$o-Great-Downturn in the TV market when many RV companies went bankrupt and even the high-end RV companies had hard times.......lots of strange builds were ........ "Mixed-up" to chase the scarce buyers that scooped up some cheep fire sale coaches...... We have a older DP VERY simple coach (very hard to find SIMPLE DP Coaches) and it was low miles and just starting to suffer original owner neglect and very expensive-low-grade-RV-crappy-nonservice.......we cast a critical eye at the coach and determined that the bones we're good and we offered less than a cheep gas rig price and ......we got the coach for our price...... Two years later and not-very-many $$ later our DP is still less invested than a gas coach........here is the tub.......we had to travel several THOUSAND miles and inspect countless coaches to find our gem.........we sadly saw many very high end coaches that were decending into Oblivion.......many were over priced and with complex systems not aging very well.....money pits..... Our Moto....... SIMPLE is hard to find in a DP coach but well worth the search.... Drive on.......($imple......hard to find in a DP coach)
  5. Dollytrolley

    Self-Defense

    Pack, I assume you are referring to the spray solvent commonly sold at auto supply stores called "Brake Clean" ........am I correct? Drive on...... (Break>>>>>>Brake>>>>>>Broke)
  6. Dollytrolley

    Quartzsite speed trap

    Q is just one of those SW Desert wide spots in the road where "Deplorables" tend to hang-out..... LTVA was the original draw but now Q has morphed into......."Q"......$orta Roadwarerior-dive-for-geezer-Deplorables......not a good fit for folks that have clean garages with neatly organized cabinets and shelving.... Drive on.......( Q.......NOT for ...... everyone)
  7. Dollytrolley

    Contaminated Fuel - Pilot

    Old time Cat mechanic that passed away last year gave me some pretty sage Diesel-advice...... He advised that l NEVER..... NEVER EVER...... fuel up ANYWHERE that has ANY hose dispensed DEF...... He said IF the fuel station does NOT have hose dispensed DEF then they do NOT have a in-ground DEF tank fill point to miss fuel from a DEF tanker...... Then he would grin and of course without any hose-dispensed-DEF any old geezer would have to go inside and buy a jug of DEF and then go pour it into the truck diesel tank.......way too much work for a geezer...... I ask .......what about folks with newer DEF rigs.......he would grin and say "oh they have lots of money to spare....and ....they will need all the money they have to keep up with a DEF rig...... Drive on.......(DEF=$_$¢$$$$)
  8. Dollytrolley

    Self-Defense

    Kirk, thanks for the notification about the redirect on Wikipedia.......seems like they are very interested in begging $$$$ and the information mission is not as important as it used to be......oh well ..... another IBU outfit......at the flying B they would stray off and Chase a bone-head idea intilllll it was ....Improved Beyond Use....... Hummmm since obviously Wikipedia KNOWS that I NEED .....help....that they will send over a nice lady over with cold drinks to help me with ......rebuildongy Black water tank dump valve......you know she crawls under there and tebuilds the valve while I offer directions and drink the cool refreshments....... Drive on......($omtimes I get more Re-direction than I ......need)
  9. Dollytrolley

    Quartzsite speed trap

    Last week we drove through Q twice in 31 hours on a cannon-ball run from Last Chance Peak to Willcox AZ and return........both times we drove through the Q from I-10 to 95 North the Red & Blue lights were flashing......and .....NO I did not get pinched ....... With that many Red & Blu Flashers on hard to hide the.......Trap. Drive on.........(Enjoy the Q-view.........sloooowly)
  10. Dollytrolley

    Self-Defense

    I have been reluctant to mention the use of a Intense non-lethal device because untrained use can injure the defender as well at the attacker.......but maybe it is just food for thought at this point. In my misspent youth desire to get rich fast I would sometimes take employment with a sketchy outfit or two flying ......."logistics"....into less than ideal locations often overrun with ......."civil unrest".... The catch with entering into these "civil unrest" remote locations was that often we civilian pilots were often the only people without a weapon and it would be more dangerous by far if we to try to sneak a firearm in with us.........so the "security innovation divisions" of the sketchy outfits would leave "certain devices" laying around the hanger that might be of some use for......"Self Defense" ....... one of these..... "devices".........was a item that looked like a Maglight but it was WAY more than any Maglight ever hoped to be......the device was called a Dazzler.......... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzler_(weapon). The Dazzler REALLY works……..in fact it works almost too well and even the U N has a protocol that strives the limit the power output of the Dazzler…… The short explanation of the Dazler concept might to consider that it is basically a Laser-Shotgun intended to stop a adversary by temporarily blinding the attacker. “Temporarily blinding” is a mouthful and there is a REAL reason that the United Nations became so alarmed that they have passed a protocol “attempting to power limit Dazzlers” because there is a fine line between “Temporarily Blind” and “Totally Blind for life” ……...High Powered Dazzlers are VERY dangerous devices and even the limited power / U N Legal Dazzlers must be used sparingly. At first glance (no pun intended) the Laser Shotgun Dazzler might seem to be the perfect Self Defense weapon …...however….. consider that since the “projectile” is a Laser Pulsed Group of beams they are subject to……..REFLECTION and a REFLECTED beam is still a LASER BEAM and did I Mention that travels …..fast…….like speed of light fast. Now look around your RV does your rig have any….side view mirrors?…..does it have Chrome wheels?……..glossy windows? You see if you start shooting the Dazzler in a spray pattern very soon you have laser beams hitting way way too many unintended targets……. The dazzler is totally silent until it hits a human target in the eye and then the pain is intense and often a scream is the result of the shock and pain. Here is my point…….Self Defense with weapons is a messy and imperfect and highly flawed endeavor and huge sums of money and efforts have not refined it much…… Drive on……….(Self Defense…...is messy)
  11. Dollytrolley

    Self-Defense

    Hi Wiz, We boondock mostly except wen we stay at Rodeo or Fairgrounds since very few RV parks allow Dolly our painthorse at their RV park.......while we have trained Dolly to not bark much so still on occasion whinny so........ As far as self-defense Dolly has four strong hoves and if a aggressive dog decides to try to nip at her it seems that the bad-dog has a really bad time just before the attempted bite........Dolly has never killed a dog but the TWO mutts that had bite habits were "mitigated" with one swift-kick and the "training" was very good since dogs Never come back for more......"training". Only one time did three dogs gang up on Dolly but a swift couple jabs with a pitch fork ended that training session........very quickly. To tell you the truth on way too many decades of camping all over N. & S. America the most dangerous situations have been dealing with overly-aggressive-drivers that we all seem to have to share the road with. A few years ago we were towing Dolly in a trailer north bound up Highway 95 just South of Gold Field Nevada it was very cross wind but we were towing at 62-65 mph when a Kenworth with a empty flatbed pulled up close behind but he was unable to pass for a few miles due to opposing traffic..........finally nice 3 mile break in traffic opened up and the Kenworth pulled up along side us and atarted blasting his air horn so a slowed down some.........and he slowed.......I slowed down to 40 mph ......he slowed to match...... a small wide spot on the shoulder of the road appeared and I pulled over as best I could without tripping Dolly in the trailer but the Kenworth did not have enough room to pull off on the shoulder so.......he drove about a 1/8 mile and pulled off the shoulder and got out of his truck...... I got out of our Freightliner and went back to the horse trailer to check on Dolly.....she was pretty wide-eyed and nervous but she was not injured........when I looked back up the road the jerk-driver was walking back toward us with his chain binder pipe swinging from side to side.......so......I opened the dressing room door and opened the closet and unlatched the 338 Mag and stepped off 75 feet to the side of the road and shot a white rock the size of a watermelon into a dust cloud.......well guess what? Seems that the Mad-Jerk-Driver spun right around and started running back to his truck......maybe he did not want to bring a PIPE to a gun-fight....... Now here is the real problem with Self-Defense........It is a Double-Edge-Sword (pun intended)....... I did NOT bring the 338 Mag along for Self-Defense on the trip .......however.....I had very little time to deal with the evolving threat and my Leatherman tool is a great tool for many tasks but not dealing with a crazed driver swinging a pipe....... Now was the 338 Mag the proper "tool" for this "Self-Defense" situation.......maybe.....sorta....maybe not......but no one got injured or killed so I suppose that one might say the situation was resolved somewhat...... Here is the real deal with Self-Defense.........my many decades of self-defense exposure has affirmed that the best Self-Defense is.......to back away from dicey situations.....turn around.......become no target.......keep aware and do not attract scumbags....... The above situation was one of the situations where I could NOT get turned around in the space I had so my options became limited to deal with the threat........so I quickly had to use the limited "tools" that I had at hand and the 338 Mag was likely the only real choice I had to deal with the threat posed by the pipe........now some folks that read this might think that I had the threat mitigation well in hand.......maybe........sorta.......maybe NOT.......What if crazy man ran back to the Kenworth and grabbed his AK-47 with a few 30 sot clips.........now I have a gun-fight with semi-auto crazy man.......... The real problem with Self-Defense is..........it really is NOT like the movies........ Call me chicken.........but IF I can turn around and get out of the threat zone....... I will. Drive on..........(stay aware........Self Defense ain"t easy sometimes)
  12. Dollytrolley

    safety of Walmart

    GeoHy, has wise words of advice regarding carrying shooting irons here on the U S........gun culture here...... Example......we spend a fair amount of winter at our camp at Last Chance Peak Nevada......the California border is about 5 miles West..... yesterday we drove 9 miles to Home Depot and EVERYONE in the store had a pistol hanging from their hip and in Nevada NO permit or training is required..... IF you try the same thing 5 miles West in California you be a felon and it gets really ugly real fast..... Enjoy the U S, just remember....we are a "experiment" and the "results" of the "experiment" have not been determined yet...... Drive on.....(what the heck do I do with the darn gun when I go to..... California)
  13. Dollytrolley

    Florida licensing idea???

    Purp.......we were both born in Oregon and still spend enough in state to claim residency but also spend winter and much spring in warmer states...... Oregon is....well...... Oregon with all it's .....quirks but for RV licensing and operations it ain't too bad and costwise its about average...... I used to have a couple of joints in Florida and fly a lot out of Florida and it's ok some of the time but it's the pits when the weather is not ok....... When people ask me about Oregon I grin and mutter......"well, Oregon has two seasons......Winter......and..... fire-season....but it's ok for RV operations (except NO double-tow)..... Maybe Maintain Oregon residency but spend some Florida time?? Drive on......(Oregon residency.....don't breathe the smoke)
  14. Dollytrolley

    Over hump to Pahrump

    Knot, Don't get hung up on being Crownless I have always asspired to try to be somewhat of boozer but.....I am just too big of a wimp when I get a hangover..... Now what about Teach.... ? ? Flyer has tried hard to keep Teach shiny-$ide-up but it ain't been easy.... I have told Teach GRIM truck stories and he looks horrified at first but then get a evil smile and ask for more stories.... So now Teach has decided to try a old Nevada occupation.......PIMP......I kid you NOT......yep TEACH has turned to PIMPing ......out his TRUCK ! ! ! Yep TEACH would refuse to buy us old geezers lunch at the Bunny Ranch Cat House but he streaks over to the Death Valley beer dive and Pimp out his truck for booze and free grub...... what kind of example is this for his students ( don't answer that). Now Teach says he teaches Biology but then gets whilpy when it is time to get naked and soak on s pool of Hot Spring Water with a bunch of geezers old enough to be his grandparents.....shucks what better Biology lesson could there be than Teach viewing a herd of shriveled up old naked geezers floating in a steaming hot pool with germs that are so evil they don't even have a name yet. Dennis Hoff was our most famous Legal Pimp until October 16 when he turned into a cadaver...but being a dead pimp around here , he still won election by a landslide being elected to the Nevada Assembly.....likely helped by plenty of long dead Nevada voters..... Anyway as long as Teach can pimp enough free grub and booze to save enough to buy us all free LUNCH that's all any geezers could ask...... As far as Peacocking a truck around s bunch of wimmin well......that's in my far-distant-past......but big diamonds and fancy cars and big homes with plenty of cash AND horses sometimes is better than .... Truck zzzzzz..... Drive on......(Teach still got a lot to.... Learn)
  15. Dollytrolley

    Over hump to Pahrump

    Teach.......ya know what happens when a "kid" "T h I n K s he has "fooled" the old "master".......ouch yips the "kid" when the trap snaps shut around his wallet when he has to buy Flyer , Mr. Cobb and the Dolly lunch...... Ouch you yip!!!!; Presently since Dennis Hoff has become a cadaver and the county has shut down the cat houses we will need to wait for a new official / legal pimp is approved before you can buy us geezers lunch at the Rabbit Love Club........so.......sneek along and know that the geezers ALWAYS GET THE FREE LUNCH...... ALWAYS...... DRIVE ON.........($NEEKY TEACH BUYS GREAT .......LUNCHES)
×