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  1. $300 ROADMASTER 10,000 lb Black Hawk2 Tow Bar STILL AVAILABLE $400 EVEN BRAKE like new, includes transmitter, monitor and break away switch/cable Or BEST OFFER pics avail https://tucson.craigslist.org/wto/d/tucson-roadmaster-tow-bar-and-even-brake/7217317934.html located in Tucson Frayfl Gmail
  2. SOLD 2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK
  3. Will buy Pressure Pro TPMS

     

    Dick North  503-930-1849  Dallas, OR

  4. Looking for recommendations for a shop near Apachee Junction AZ to diagnose and repair a problem with HWH hydraulic jacks on Winniebago Adventurer.
  5. Will be in Yuma for dental work this winter any recommendations for dentists in Algodenes would be appreciated dennis&stella l
  6. We retired sold the house and most of our stuff and went full time in 2011.. We had to stop traveling in late 2014 due to a progressive kidney disease I had hat was diagnosed 25 years earlier. We bought a house sold our DRV fiver and truck and settled in for the long term, prparing for dialysis for the rest of my life. A year ago I was very lucky and received a kidney transplant that was a 100% match. W just bought a new to us class A and jeep and are going to resume our travels at least part time. SInce we had not had a class a and had not done any RVing for a couple of years, we took a driving course at Lazy Days in Tuscon. Back in the DRV was the most stressful thing we did in our previous travels. Some times I could back into a difficult spot on the first try, other time even in an easy to backing spot, I was the campground entertainment. Our driving instructor suggested that my wife be the primary backer with our class A, with the reasoning that if I was backing and hit anything it would be my fault and if my wife was backing and hit something it would also be my fault. He also suggested trying my wife backing with my directing using only hand signals. With nothing to lose we tried my wife backing, with me directing and to our surprise it works. After a month of traveling she has backed into all of our campsites and has nailed it every time. She is also doing half of the driving and so far it is stress free compared to our years in the DRV. We look forward to revisiting a lot af our favorite spots west of the Mississippi, and some places we missed on our first round of traveling. We have been up the east coast from Florida into Canada and will spend our remaining travel time in the west. The Fort Worth Transplant Instutite got me transplanted 2 1/2 months after being listed. if you know anyone who needs a kidney transplant, tell them to contact Plaza hospital in Fort Worth. dennis&stella
  7. Are you the original owner? Do you have maint records? Do the miles accumulate while towing? DENNIS&STELLA
  8. We retired Jan 2012, sold our house/belongings bought a Ram 3500 and DRV fiver and hit the road. FSGS a rare kidney disease that was diagnosed 20+ years ago finally caught up with me when I had a routine annual primary care doc visit and was told my kidney function was down to 28 as measured by GFR, normal is 60 - 100. The previous year the doc told me I should consult with a nephrologist, I had had the disease for 20 years with no impact on how I felt so I said thanks and just kept on going down the road. The next year he told me I was in dangerous territiory and MUST SEE a nephrologist. Well I made the appointment and I was in full blown kidney failure with a GFR of 12 and he was referring me for evaluation for a kidney transplant. I asked him to do everything he could do to keep me off of dialysis. It is common for kidney patients to feel sick with nausea, fluid retention shortness of breath etc begin dialysis when their GFR drops to 15 and their kidneys quit producing urine. I still felt what I thought was good for an overweight 64 year old male and had none of the physical symptoms of kidney failure. This forced me to accept my kidney disease and do something about it, threw the salt shaker away, quit drinking 2-3 litres of soda every day and lose some weight(which I did not do). We bought and spent a couple of months remodeling a house in tornado alley in OK moved to the house to be close to friends and relatives in case things took a turn for the worst(I expected to be on dialysis by the end of the year, (why else anyone would move to OK is beyond me), hoped for the best and sold the RV and truck to a very nice couple from TN. I went to Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City and began the process of being evaluated to get on the transplant list in November 2014 . This is when I found that the expected wait time for a cadaver kidney for O+ blood type was 3+ years in OK and up to 10 years in CA. Prior to starting the listing process I assumed I could probably find a donor kidney and be back on the road in a couple of months. I decided to be very proactive regarding my potential transplant, this after 8 months of effort on my part, support from my wive and a lot of traveling to several states ultimately resulted in being listed at 3 additional transplant centers Methodist in Des Moine Iowa, St Lukes in Kansas City and the Ft Worth Transplant Center by September this year. Several people wanted to donate a live kidney but could not for various reasons. I got the call for a transplant at 7:15AM November 17, 2015 from Plaza Medical Ft Worth TX 2 1/2 months after being listed, they transplant most people on the transplant list within a year and are very aggressive and very good. Our bags were already packed and we were on our way to TX within an hour. They took me to surgery at 7:15PM and in 4.5 hours I had a new 21 year old kidney that was a 100% match. The doc told me a twin would not have been a better match and that if I took care of it the kidney would last me for my lifetime. I was released from the hospital Sunday night at 10 PM and will be spending the next 4 - 6 weeks in a suite in FT Worth. One week post transplant I feel great, off the pain meds. I expect to spend the next year taking care of my new kid, lose some weight and god willing and the creek don't rise buy another small used class a and toad, and resume traveling with my beautiful wife and new kid at least part time for as long as we can. Special thanks to my daughter Tanya and her husband Justin for supporting us during this trying time. Prior to the transplant I had not spent a single night in a hospita Hope to meet some more of you escapees when we return to the road. If every thing continues going well I intend to play it forward and do everything I can to share my transplant experience with other kidney transplant candidates. So if you know anyone in this situation please give them my email address and I wll be glad to share my experience Dennis & Stella OKKIDNEYDONER at gmail
  9. Pics available at 2009drvmobilesuiteram3500.shutterfly.com/pictures/49#12 Going to PPL soon if not sold Dennis
  10. 2009 DRV Mobile Suite 36RS3 39,900 Good condition New tires Factory generator with approx 100 hrs also available 2009 Ram 3500 Dually 113K Miles $22,000 Email FRAYPAY@GMAIL dot com for details/pics and contact info Located in Moore OK
  11. Here is our situation. Sold our home in FL 3 years ago and went full time established a SD domicile. Due to a health condition that will take 12 - 18 months to resolve, we moved to OK for treatment and purchased a house. We intend to travel again when the health issue is resolved but will probably keep the house and will stay in the house 6 months a year, several months at a time when our travelks resume. Can we keep our SD domicile? We will have no Oklahoma based income and are recieving SSA and retirement from the state of FL. We maintain bank accounts in FL and OK and will not file for homestead exemption on the house. Your opinions are appreciated.
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