Jump to content

Dollytrolley

Validated Members
  • Content Count

    1,740
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Dollytrolley

  1. Dollytrolley

    DRV (Pre-Thor) vs New Horizons

    Trade-offs........Jack often mentions trade-offs because the RV gig is often so many different things to each RV owner/ operator.....even within a married couple ......I get a hoot out of many of the comments from guys on the forum who are scared-little-boy-toy-slaves who just cringe trying to keep the wife happy with a mobile-manson with Five-$lides, bath & 3/4 and Bluetooth toilet lids and wifi window shades.......NOT me......heck no......shucks whatever Dollymama ....thinks..... Dolly-tha- paint-horse....Might want / need is ALL I have to do.......that's all..... Yesterday we took a wonder-2-Tecopa Hot Springs to soak our ancient bones and we rattled to the springs in the Dollytrolley v2.05 motorhome and parked next to a tiny Scamp 5er eggshell trailer.....the Scamp owner was so proud of his new electronic fireplace that he forced me into his bat-cave to look at the fireplace in operation.....he had to hop up on to the overhead bed so there was enough room for me to see the fireplace.....it was nicely installed....he was as happy as a pig-in-mud AND he gets 16MPG towing.....more pig-in-mud-trade-offs..... So not to be outdone I forced the Scamp owner to climb up into the Dollytrolley to look at the new herringbone plank flooring that we just cobbled in to replace the carpet......he gazed in awe as Dollymama was walking around the full size massage table in the living room and commented......"OMG with ALL this room....do you folks ever get lost"? It's a hoot.....if all our tanks are full they weigh more than his Scamp full..... trade-offs...... Drive on.......(how B I G / small is your.... trade-offs???)
  2. Dollytrolley

    DRV (Pre-Thor) vs New Horizons

    I do not have a dog in this fight, but, having done a fair amount of Weight & Balance calculations on several DRV units I can state that the tankage (fresh, grey, black, propane) in the DRV often has the POTENTIAL to overwhelm the listed legal carry capacity (payload) of the units with minimal food and personal gear in the units. The POTENTIAL non-tankage-payload limitation is further compromised by the fact that is somewhat difficult to obtain a normal Balance due to the fact that the DRV tends to carry fairly light percentages of pin weight relative to the total weight of the unit since the majority of DRV owners need / desire to tow with pickup trucks that are load limited to near max even with the fairly light pin weight common on many DRV units......... Did Jack mentioned....... trade-offs......... Of course with careful weight management one might keep fresh, grey, black and propane levels low to save weight for somewhat higher payload potential however .........how low do you want to go with your tanks???? Chad hits the nail on the head........more carry capacity (3rd axle?) and better balance would be nice....... Drive on.........,(RV trade-offs......,.,how much money saved is......too much saved?)
  3. Dollytrolley

    Ground hog lied

    L. L. Yes indeed the .....dream......of the perfect year around home is......a "dream"......that a bit elusive so far.... When I was a bird-boy we had a winter home in Tucson that worked fine for..... Dollymama.......she rode Annie (horse before Dolly) ......while I flew daily the the WORST darn weather in North America or S. America or Europe or, or, ..... anyhow Tucson worked well except...... summer......is REALLY SUMMER......HOT.....and then MONSOON season would make Florida seem dry....... After flying in blizzards to remote locations for several days and then flying in from weather from the frozen North to arrive in balmy Tucson at 11:20 PM ......I would be a bit tired and need some warm desert time..... except....in 42 hours I was due to land in Moosebutt MT in another blizzard to pick up someone or something to fly to some other bad weather location......some days we flew to locations because the roads were closed due to bad weather.....gee .....boy oh boy gee this is going to be a delightful flight today.... Once in a while Grumps would fly along on a bad weather trip and would mutter....."too bad you were too poor a driver to drive a truck ......but I suppose flying is easy enough for you to make a little money to survive" Still looking for that year around location..... Drive on.......(Grumps was right..... except......when he was wrong....) .
  4. Dollytrolley

    Ground hog lied

    L. Lott, Thanks for the offer for sending some white junk to the kids.........but the local weather man says tonight it WILL snow FIVE FEET for sure on the Santiam just West of town and very likely be SIX FEET of NEW SNOW by morning........... Kids are 40 now so.......snow is starting to be a royal pain..... SIX FEET in one night is not much fun but years ago we lived just West of Sisters, Oregon on the McKenzie pass highway where the snowblowers turned around........One night it snowed EIGHT FEET........It took a hour with a D-8 Cat dozer to clean out our 200 ft driveway we drove to Redmond pulled a airplane out of the hanger .......Flew to Seattle......Caught a flight to Hilo hung out with some old school friends for two weeks then returned to our Sisters home..........that night a little storm blew in and only dropped SEVEN FEET of new snow....... With the old D-8 dozer I got lazy .........at the end of our drive way I would just push the snow berm out into our North horse pasture and just make a ramp of packed snow to push more and more snow as it kept piling up in the driveway with each fresh snowfall......eventually as winter turned into spring (2nd Oregon-winter) the packed 80Ft long X 15 Ft high ramp turned into a........Blue-iceberg in the pasture........people would stop in the middle of the road to gaze at the "iceberg" in June..........as the 'berg" melted it irrigated the pasture enough that we did not have to sprinkle the pasture until August that year (92)......... The only daylight we had in the house for three months were the living room window on the South side and Kitchen window on the North side that we kept dug out for fire escape......... People wonder why we like Death Valley camping in the winter just need to spend a winter in our old Sisters home........ Drive on.........(FIVE FEET is plenty of SNOW for........ one night)
  5. Dollytrolley

    Ground hog lied

    Run W P .......we hear ya........shucks here on the edge of Death Valley I was in the middle of my geezer nap in the Zero-Chair and a cloud the size of a VW bus blew by the sun and I had to put my socks on to paddle over to get another Dr. Pepper...... Plenty of snow in the high peaks around Death Valley but so far Hawaii shirts work fine..... Our kids up in Bend, Oregon finally have enough white stuff to ski on and on .....and.....on Drive on.............( S N O W ..............4-letter-word)
  6. Dollytrolley

    Why use a HDT to haul your smart ......

    S S,..........no worries .....just have wife drive the Smart .......and have her ride in the Smart........til ......unload time ...... Drive on .......(stand way back at .unload) ...
  7. Gee......most days my manure pitchfork is plenty big enough.........however for this thread......might need a much larger manure-fork.... Perhaps I just declare .......everyone wins.......have a large Crown Royal with a splash of Dr. Pepper........kiss and make-up.... Drive on........(Bingo......Offense is now .......Defended or ....whatever...)
  8. Dollytrolley

    Unloading front axel?

    We can all toss buff-chips on the fire till the cows come home but the truth is that for the most part HDT RV rigs seem to get by without much attention to Weight & Balance since the hardware is fairly robust and seldom have steer tires failed ....... My "no-tire-exceeding-80%-of-sidewall-load-rate" has served me well......so far, so good...... the 80% rule is easy on the drivers but it can be a bit more critical on the steer tires but can be attained by paying attention to balance. Now of course being a "Geezer" I can make (and break) my own rules but it can be a bit sobering to drop by any HDT body shop and on most days you will likely see one or more truck missing a complete fender and headlight due to a steer tire failure......bad juju.........best not wonder back behind the body shop where the HDT that lost a steer tire turned turtle and lost the fender and the top of the cab. Unlike most commercial trucks we tend to carry fairly light loads and IF we pay a bit of attention we can also carry well balanced loads as well....... Drive on.........(Stay well ........balanced)
  9. Children ....... children......go stand in your corners.......let Dolly make everyone happy again........ So a few weeks ago......we were horse camping out in no-mans-land and a scumbag yahoo tried to get a bit ........aggressive and threatening toward me at camp.....so......not having any shooting-iron handy is simply picked up my trusty Manure-Pitchfork and gave it a .........DEFENSIVE-TWIRL...........guess what??.........yep the yahoo froze-mid-stride.............that is how DEFENSE is supposed to work....... Now pay attention.......ya see IF..........IF........the Scumbag Yahoo had taken TWO step more toward me then it was HIGHLY LIKELY that the old Manure Pitchfork would be a VERY OFFENSIVE Weapon indeed..........A Pitchfork with fresh manure on the tines is VERY OFFENSIVE........ Now as I recall Phil has mentioned that packs "heat" often while he is on the "job" , but most days he tends to task the heat in a defensive manner ........now a couple times in the past I have made Phil a bit grumpy and he might have had a few ......OFFENSIVE ponderings about me but so far he has remained restrained...........NOW, while I have never met Phil face to face, I have met a few chaps like him, and trust me, you get a bit too offensive and I'll bet Phil can get darn OFFENSIVE right back in return......... Now I have been shot at and hit, so I am a expert on being on the wrong end of OFFENSIVE, but the guy was a very poor shot so mostly scared me into deep defense. So carry a trusty Manure Fork (Used) and it's very easy to have both Defense or Offense or...........you can also pitch manure..... so.... with that explanation I deem this subject ready for the .......manure pile Drive on.......(some items are offensive.....some are defensive....and some is just ......manure)
  10. Dollytrolley

    Unloading front axel?

    And did I miss the steer axle and driver weights with the Ford Explorer on the HDT deck? And what was the steer and drive axle weights with the Escape on the HDT deck and only 50 Gal of diesel? Drive on..........(Heavy ........subject)
  11. Dollytrolley

    Unloading front axel?

    DM ......that IS the rattlesnake in the room........ Over many, many HDT RV Wt & Bal Calcs.......I have observed that it IS the BOBTAIL numbers that sometimes point to a NOSE-OUT-OF-BALANCE rigs......few are dangerous, but some would likely not be much fun with hard braking on a corner or slick road. HDT's often encounter less than ideal loadings........the nut behind the wheel is supposed to consider the loading and take care to not operate past the edge of the truck limits of handling...... Drive on..........(don't fall on your......nose)
  12. So few days ago Dave , his Bride Donna, and attack-mutt Knewt limps into Last Chance Peak Dolly Paint Horse Kamp for a bit of RV repair and grease slinging………. Dave claims to be retired but he made me EXHAUSTED just taking a peek a couple of times as he yanked ALL six wheels of the Toy Hauler and cleaned and repacked the bearings and then replaced some axle shackle bolts……..I could easly ran the job into 8 to ten days no problem…... Dave is REAL serious about his “Retirement” so he has “Serious-Toys” and perhaps the most serious 'Toy” is the……..Can Am “Rock-Rocket” If you want to “Re-Live” some of the really “Stupid-Dumb-Stunts-of-your-youth” you need to take your favorite credit card down to the local Can Am joint and throw the credit card on the counter and yell……..”Give me one of those Mr. Cob(b) Electric-Blue-Rocket-Rocket-Spaceships……… We blasted out of Kamp with the “yellow-geezer-key” inserted in the Rock Rocket so we only pulled enough G's to get into mild grey-out……..With the “Green-hold-my-beer-key” inserted the full afterburner is engaged and you will need Kevlar Rachet Straps cinched tight to keep your pacemaker in place…….. Of course being engineered for geezers the Rock-Rocket has no less than T W E E N T Y - T W O INCHES of suspension travel so it glides smooooothly over bowling-ball-size-boulders at Mach 1.3 and you don't spill one drip of Dr. Pepper…….. Somewhere I have a old pressure-suit and that might be what is needed to deal with the “Green-Key” but just blasting around crushing rocks on Last Chance Peak makes up for most of the trouble of getting to be a geezer………… Now with far less to loose…... all you have to do is wonder down to your local Can Am joint and throw a credit card on the counter and bellow………...”get me one of those Electric-Blue-Rocket-Rockets like you made for Mr. Cob(b)” Who says you can't teach a old dog bad tricks………. Drive on………...(Rock Rockets……….Relive your miss-spent-youth) Rock Rocket on the edge of the center canyon cliff at Last Chance Peak Chocking the wheel on the cliff edge Dave enjoying a Yacht ride at Last Chance Peak Yacht Klub (Bayliner built about 14 miles from Daves WA home )
  13. Dollytrolley

    Unloading front axel?

    After several decades of almost getting killed by out-of-balance-thingy-ma-jigs of various flavors (Cranes, Boats, Barges, Aircraft, Trailers, Etc, Etc...) and HAVING to ACTUALLY calculate ACTUAL Weight & BALANCE ......I......have simply given up being amazed at the "urbin-Leg-inz" that abound when a bunch of folks start .........using the "Thumb-in-the-air" method to arrive at ........"Truck / Trailer-out-of-balance-wild-A$$-Guesstimatez"......... Take this to the bank..........It is WAY, WAY, easier to hit TEN holes-in-one's at Pebble Beach than arrive at accurate with the “thumb-in-tha-air-method"Truck / Trailer Weight & Balance........BUT.......how much does it matter? ? How much does it really matter with a HDT / RV combo? ? Most of the time it …...Likely…..HDT Balance matters not much history seems to say. I the real world commercial heavy trucks wonder around with infinate load AND balance conditions and a LOT of scales abound on the sides of roads to check the ……...Balance……. of commercial trucks. Oh ya once in a while some trucks wonder onto the scale over-weight but far more often the out-of-balance is the problem that bites the trucker in the butt. I used to cobble up more than a few RV weight & Balance calculations for mostly Truck and Trailer RV combos from LGT's, MDT's, and HDT's but for the last year or so my Wt & Bal Calc gig has dropped off to a nothingburger…….obviously I have …….solved RV Weight & Balance “problems” …….so…...next time you meet a F-150 rocketing by you at 77 MPH hooked to a 38 ft 5er with a Hog clamped to the back bumper…….smile…..rest easy…...maybe the chap has his WEIGHT and b a l a n c e calculated to the finely-tuned- edge to assure safe operations…….oh ya….. Just scatching my head I looked over a couple hundred HDT weight and Balance calcs and threw a dart to find a example of front axle …...load / unloading….so…. Bit more than a year or so ago a fellow was in the process of buying a NEW HDT to RV with and the classic ……..”what will my axle weights be with 29 different hitch-smartcar-Hog-Drom-toolbox-Etc-42Ft fiver-hitched…..AND…..unhitched…..question was pondered. So…….Scrap being…..Scrap, sent me THREE brand-spanking-NEW-Kenworths to cobble some weight a balance calculations with….. Here is just one, of too many weight and balance calcs of one of the KW's Example: 2017 KW 205” wheelbase with hitch at 241 inches aft of steer axle. Empty: steer axle= 9,460 Lbs (64.27 %) Avg Drive Axle (Center of tandems) 5,260 Lb (35.73%) total WT= 14,720 Lbs Empty WT , With trailer hitched with 3,620 Lb hitch pin loading: Steer= 8,286 Lbs (45.18%) Avg Drive Axle = 10,054 Lbs (54.82%) Total WT= 18,340 Lbs. Sota a nothingburger…… so…...as I recall from a few hundred RV calculations my comment is that…. few IF ANY steer axles were unloaded very much…..BUT more that a few were pretty darn heavy at times when bobtale….. Being a geezer and having seen a LOT of tire rubber flung-off-in-the-ditch I have a personal rule that I try to not exceed by 80% that the sidewall tire load rating of ANY tire on the RV….. I have seen several RV combos that were +100% of steer tire load rating…...grim….. Drive on…….(steer with…..care)
  14. Dollytrolley

    Service Dogs?

    This evening, Dollymamma and I had dinner with Mr. Cob and his bride and having been around Newt and seeing the effect that dog has with Dave is really stunning. On the way to dinner Dave mentioned the sadness that he has when he sees someone "gaming" service-dog rules and the sad and harmful effects that folks that game the system with fake-service-dogs. Over thirty years ago my young twin daughters were puppy-raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) of San Rafael, California. Over two thousand puppy-raisers are a key part of the GDB program and these young people are charged with care and socializing so vital in giving these young dogs the start in life that is the basis of what will likely be the most amazing help that many blind people will ever have to be able to lead a active life.........more than life changing....... it often is life itself. Perhaps it might be appropriate at this point to consider the stated view of fake-service-dogs as stated by GDB: Q: What is GDB's position on fraudulent service dogs? Guide Dogs for the Blind does not agree with, nor does it support the training or use of fraudulent service dogs. Personal testimonies from many of our clients demonstrate that fraudulent service dogs pose a variety of challenges for people with disabilities who travel with properly trained service dogs. Some of these challenges include safety, health, and dog attack risks, as well as the erosion of the positive image of a formally trained service dog in the eyes of business owners and the public. Fraudulent service dogs pose a fundamental threat to the access, independence, and mobility that service dogs enable. Guide Dogs for the Blind is aware of the hazards and complications fraudulent service dogs pose to an officially designated working dog. A “fraudulent service dog,” is any dog that is not formally trained to perform a specific service to assist a person with a disability. The three major laws that give access to a service dog and a person with a disability are the Americans with Disabilities Act; Fair Housing Act; and The Air Carrier Access Act. There is a lack of consistency between these major pieces of legislation, which provides incentives for people to train and use fraudulent service dogs. There is no established federal or state administrative body to set and enforce rules pertaining to service dog regulations. Drive on..........(Be careful........how much is too much to "game" the "system" folks.......)
  15. Dollytrolley

    Hmm.........Old Goat again.

    Dollymamma takes a quick gander at Dollymamma takes a glance at those two images.........grins and says.........."you bunch of old geezers need some more Geritol with a splash of Crown Royal.......IT'S a Charm-Braclet-Smiley-Face-With-Mouth-Open-And_Big-Eye......IT will look OK hanging around the old goats neck but will clash with his eyeglass frames.........perhaps some 1-inch thick frames water-jetted-to-match-the-smileee-face" Drive on.............(Henry gets some.......charm)
  16. Dollytrolley

    50th wedding anniversary

    Hmmmmmm..........so perhaps I might take a few clues from you Henry & Crew....... Some years ago Dollymama decided to ride Dolly at the central Oregon coast at one of the longest sand beaches at Wakonda Beach Airstrip so we purchased the East side of the Airport and needed some........"home-care-Items" for her anniversary..........you know like a 9K mini-excavator.......F750 5-yard dump truck..........Bobcat Skidsteer.........ALL match-painted in her fav-colors........... Here is some X-pert-Advice..........when you buy your wife a 1963 F-750 Five-Yard-Dump Truck for her anniversary.......buy one with POWER STEERING.........she drove it very well but turning it at 30,000 lbs was not always an option.......... Drive on.............(Power steering is always a good.........anniversary option)
  17. Dollytrolley

    Totally off topic - What a great month!

    So I spun ya a bit of story of camping in the Kalifornia desert and using the pitchfork for more than Dolly-exhaust .....AND.......I did NOT stop by to leach a meal (or Dr. Pepper) from you......SO........INDEED you have likely had a even BETTER month than you knew and you did NOT see my sorry backside........ Mr Cob(b) limped-in-to-Last Chance Peak Dolly Camp a few days ago...........now he has that THOUSAND YARD STARE look and will likely look like a whole new man after .......escaping Last Chance Peak Dolly Camp..........Whole new meaning to the word .......Escapeeeeeeeee..... Drive on.........(sometimes what you miss........makes you smile)
  18. Dollytrolley

    HELP, electirical issue, FOUND THE PROBLEM, FIXED IT.

    Whew......D-miner......it poured catz-n-dogz last week here on the edge of Death Valley so.....x-pertz predict way, way-2 many wild flowers will be bloom'n shortly so....Mr. Cob(b) & his minder might have to wear welding hoods to keep from being blinded by the color to the flowers......Death Valley gets pretty lively at times...... So.......teach'n Mr. Cob(b) some of my bad-multimeter-habits is a tall order but I suspect that he might be a very good student of learning bad habits......I have a Fluke Scope meter that has so many features that you could rig the outcome of a presidential election from page 36 of the on-$ceen menu..... Fluke Meterz are silly expensive so thank goodness it's up in one of our Oregon slumz otherwise Mr. Cob(b) would likely flash big $$$$ at me and then I would not have a Scopemeter no more...... Have a multimeter is ok but trucks are still trucks so sometimes the meter readings can lead to some odd conclusions.....few folks know that most charge-isolators have a pass- through ONE volt drop from the Alternator terminal to the battery terminal (s) so ....alternator may be outputting 13.5 V but IF you test the Battery terminal you only see 12.5 V and likely assume that the Alternator is toast.....when in fact the Alternator just needs to be taken over to Huston at Ind Auto Elec and he will spin it up on his ancient Stewart Warner test bench and adjust the Voltage to about 14.4 V or so....... Another thing to consider is the test temperature......IF you look up the Alternator output graphs you will likely be amazed how much some Alternator outputs fall off as it's operating temps rise....... Some engines have high-current-draw starting aids that can skew multimeter readings at start up....... Don't worry .......when Mr. Cob(b) arrives I'll mix up a 5 gallon of salt water to dose any smoking wires...... Plenty of bad habits await the visit by the Royals from the NorWet..... Drive on.......($moking great time at ....Last Chance Peak camp)
  19. Dollytrolley

    Fed Shutdown Camping Scum-Scammers

    Late December wondered down to Borrego Springs horse camp to get Dolly and Dollymama some sunny trail miles under the saddle and shake up the Dr. Pepper in the back of the Sammy on some bowling-ball-size-boulders in Sheep Canyon 4x4 trails........ The Vern Whitaker horse camp is pretty deluxe with very nice camp hosts from BC and over the New Year the camp was pretty full of horses and riders and all seemed very happy-campers.......this camp is a California State Camp. Being very much retired and job-less we had no reason to break up camp and move after the New Year so we waited a couple days and had the entire camp to ourselves when we finally decided to wonder North a couple of hundred miles to another desert Federal-Horse-Camp......... We were traveling in the Dollytrolley v2.05 Diesel Pusher MH with the Stealth-Dolly-Sammy-Hybrid-Wells-26 Ft-Wells Cargo Auto Sport-Vee-Nose-Two-Ramp-Car-Trailer-with-Horse-module-in-Vee-Nose......whew........ So......with this Stealth-RV it looks like a couple of geezers wondering down the road in a older DP MH towing a fair-size-car-trailer........very common sight in S. Kalifornia desert in the winter.... Before leaving Borrego Springs we wanted to dump two weeks of Grey and Black tanks at the other state park West of town so by the time we broke camp and dumped tanks we were a little later than we hoped since we like to arrive at horse camps in daylight if we can... As we wondered North we were delayed by some road repairs needed to fix some recent flood damage so our progress was further delayed........after about 260 mile back road drive we arrived at the North horse camp just about dusk but only two corrals of the ten corrals had two horses so we had Eight corrals to choose from for Dolly to spend the night........ As we first sighted the camp I noted two horses, two small fifth-wheel camp trailers and ONE horse trailer in the large open camp area........we are about 64 ft long so I had to swing wide to enter the camp and then pulled up at the end of the corrals to prepare to unload Dolly from the vee-nose-ramp. To not disturb the two camp trailers I shut down the DP and opened the door and started walking back to the trailer when a loud voice came from behind me and it boomed....."You can NOT camp here , I have reserved this ENTIRE camp and besides you have to HAVE a horse in order to camp here".........I turned around and was confronted by a very unhappy-looking chap so.......I smiled and said....."well you are correct, in order it camp here I need to HAVE a horse and.......so meet Dolly-the-paint-horse" as I opened the curb-side-man-door and Dolly swung her head out while munching some hay from her hay-net...........the shocked look on the mans face was PRICELESS....… Even though I obviously had a horse with me the guy just quickened his pace toward me and repeated ….”I reserved this entire camp and I am going to run my generator ALL night so you STILL can't spend the night here”……. I smiled and said ….”no problem I will just put Dolly in the corral furtherest from your horses and then I will park our RV at the far end of the camp well away from your generator, NO PROBLEM”…. The yahoo bellowed …….”Those are NOT my horses, they belong to those other folks (he gestured at the only other rig a LQ horse trailer) and you still can't stay here tonight”……. Ok now my dim little red light started to flash bright and old habits came back in a flash…...I said to myself…...”up your situational awareness and do NOT let this joker into my bubble” So……..this yahoo is bellowing that I can NOT camp in a …...HORSE ONLY CAMP , and he is the only camper in the camper in camp WITHOUT A HORSE……..hummmm. So…….still smiling I reached into the left side of the trailer door and un-snapped the …….TEN-TINE- PITCHFORK and made a quick arc-swing fairly close to my body but still quick enough to hear the sweet song that air makes passing though the TEN-SHARP-TINES and in a smooth professional twist of the wrist I pivoted the pitchfork up onto my right shoulder……...the yahoo FROZE in mid stride…….Then, still smiling I said…...”perhaps we can chat in the morning, but right now I have to take this PITCHFORK over to that far corral and clean it out and then I have to unload that HORSE and then I have to feed and water that horse and its getting darker by the minute so can NOT chat anymore”….. I circled around to the other side of the trailer and slipped a RD (repelling-device) into my back pocket and went over and cleaned the corral and unloaded Dolly and fed and watered her. As I was walking back to our RV the owner of the two horses walked over and ask if the yahoo had tried to chase us out of the camp. I replied that indeed he did. The horseman said, “ well due to the Fed Gvt shutdown only one unpaid worker is in this whole preserve and he told me that NO ONE has reserved this camp and since he has NO BACKUP he is NOT enforcing camp disputes or camp rule-benders”. The horseman added, “ the guy ran his generator so long at the RV camp a mile away that the rest of the campers forced him to move out of the camp so he came over here and has tried to bluff us horse-people that this is his camp, but we just ignored him since he has no reservations and NO HORSE”. After setting up camp I dozed lightly in the front of the motor home and checked Dolly several times during the night. About 09:00 the next morning Dollymama had saddled Dolly and the yahoo walked over and ask for a “$10 to share is camp fee costs…….. I pondered his request for a moment and then reached into my wallet and passed him a $10 bill and he smiled and went over to his rig hitched up his trailer and was gone in ten minutes ……..poof gone…… The horseman came over and ask what I did that made the guy leave so fast…….I smiled and said, “oh I gave him $10 and I figured he would have to leave BEFORE the only camp worker came in to empty the garbage and service the outhouses and the yahoo would fear that I would find out that he had no reservations and would want my $10 back so…….he quickly broke camp and off to scam other campers” He laughed and smiled …….”shucks I would have give him $20 two days ago just to not hear his generator running”….. Be careful camping during the shutdown …….some scumbag yahoos are being …….scumbags…. Smile and……. Carry a TEN-TINE-PITCHFORK…….. it might not have the sound of pumping a 12 Ga Remington scatter gun but…….it's easer to aim and it has a MUCH larger pattern at 6 feet…...and scumbags seem to give pitchforks a lot of respect…… Be careful…… Drive on…….(keep your manure fork close by…..you never know when you might encounter manure or …..scumbags)
  20. Dollytrolley

    Fed Shutdown Camping Scum-Scammers

    Ok....Ok.......kissing up to me is not getting you geezers any slack......all do is pitchfork all the praise aside......... I thought about becoming president but ..........I would need at least a T W E N T Y - T I N E - P I T C H F O R K for that gig...... Noteven hung-out at Last Chance Peak for a few days in Dec..........He brought a Canuk-Peace-Offering of Crown Royal Apple......unmmy-so-good-4-tha-tummy..........so ya see Knott knows how to drink with class and become ......."entertained" at the same time...... After a few......C R Apples we darn near fixed most of whats wrong............( of course being O L D KW-geeks we did do a little V-truck-trash-talk)........ Drive on...........(a CR-Apple-a-day may not keep the Dr. Pepper away.........but it sure gives you a silly smile (:>)).........)
  21. Dollytrolley

    Runnig Parallel - Batteries

    Teach....... Do NOT ask anyone......... A N Y T H I N G ! ! ! Save ALL Q U E S T I O N S until Mr. Cob(b) arrives here at Last Chance Peak horse camp at the end of this month....... Between us we are a VAST pool of miss-information and for the price of B U Y I N G us B O T H a FREE lunch we will pontificate on everything we KNOW and a lot of things we are C L U E L E S S about as well......... I am very gifted with .......wife-advice.........what ever wife-advice I "gift" to you ......just do the opposite ........you'll be fine....... Mr. Cob(b) has admitted many times here on the forum that his electrical-skills often seem to basis for that old saw........"where there is smoke, given a few more Amps....... you will likely have a fire" So Teach..........save up your lunch-money and get ready to shoot over the pass to buy us geezers .......free lunch.....many lessons await..... Drive on.........(Teach buys a Great......free lunch)
  22. Dollytrolley

    So, if you absolutely positively need to get on the roof of a Volvo

    Hey Part..... Maybe next time ......hire Vegas Flyer who has plenty of sling-load time in whirlythingamagigs to hover you over your rig .... I would suggest a Skycrane with about 9,000 Hp and a fair size fan the down-wash can help dry the sealer and......keep your beer Kool.... Drive on......( Get-ah-rope.... )
  23. Dollytrolley

    Why not double tow Smartcar

    COE Shorter than PU....... Just don't leave the Big-Gulp-Dr. Pepper on the dash when you tilt the cab......... Drive on........(Short.......sometimes size matters.......)
  24. Now .....IF .....that don't scare anyone........Nothing will.... Drive on............(M S.........Bugs-r-us..........)
  25. Dollytrolley

    Death Valley, Hwy. 127

    Jerry, Dec 26th drove Hwy 127 South from Pahrump / Soshone / Baker/ Kelso/ Amboy/ Joshtree/ Joshtree Nat Park/Palm Desert/ Borrego Springs...... Jan 8th drove from Borrego Springs/ Palm Desert/ 29 Palms / Amboy/ I-40 Essex Rd/ Black Canyon Camp Mohave Natl Preserv/ Kelso/ Baker / Hyw 127 to Soshone/ Hwy178/ 372 to Pahrump. Hwy 127 was about the best road for the whole trip but due a massive truck wreck in I-15 at Primm Hwy 127 traffic was heavy on our return trip but normally Hwy127 is a nice low traffic drive. We are maybe a bit smaller coach at 37 ft with a baby kitty 350 Hp and a 27 ft Wells Cargo Auto-Wagon Sport so we are 64 ft long and easy drive with no real grade to slow us even with our itty-bitty-kitty........ Enjoy the drive. Drive on...........(Hwy 127 nice trip......)
×