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    Support wife's horse habit and my old boat fetish

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  1. Dollytrolley

    Wheel Well

    Sounds a bit hillbilly however it works very well... Old time custom trailer builder would purchase steel round stock water trough from the ag supply then cut them in half and screw a sheet metal cover to the outside face so it could be removed if needed... It was a very durable wheel well. Drive on.....keep the wheels in the wells...
  2. Dollytrolley

    Tires

    Few years ago was spending a couple winters around Wickenburg AZ ...... Local mine heavy haul trucks would crawl out of mine over huge sharp rocks and then blast down I-10 on blazing hot pavement at 70 mph in the summer and EVERY truck had IRONMAN tires and they will make no bones about how GREAT they are...... We bought a set and they are way overkill in load capacity but I was AMAZED how little runout they have....they run silky smooth in spite of the fact that they are much heavier specs.... Lots of tire for the $$$$$ Drive on.......round tires ride smoothe....
  3. Boy oh boy....sure glad I was never wrong..... Not having a spare KW laying around here at Last Chance Peak Geezer Kamp .....I looked around for something to test your air bag concept....... Dollymama's 1987 Hints 250 Fourtrax has two big fat round air bag looking tires at each end of the back axle.....so......I inflated them to the high limit of 3psi and blasted off to the edge of DEATH VALLEY.....in a one hour ride I ONLY saw one rattlesnake and two coyotes but the air bags worked well....not sure what size air line to use to hook them together..... No.....I have not dipped in
  4. We have a winter home in N. Pahrump however we are actually Oregunn natives with too much real estate there so our rigs are tagged in Oregunn where they will turn ANYTHING into a RV for plenty of $$$$$. If you want to talk on the phone Private Message me with your phone # Drive on .........power up for the hills....
  5. For s few years I ran a enterprise where I had several offices that spanked the entire Oregon coast... At first glance highway 101 seems like a no-brainer.......THINK AGAIN..... Almost EVERY day for several years my day involved a round trip from Waldport to Lincoln City and it could be a REAL adventure MANY days...... some days it was nearly life ending.....one VERY windy foggy horizontal FREEZING rain day I was pushing a bit too FAST (25 mph) just coming down the sheet ice grade at Cape Fowlweather and OH CRAP......NO Highway 101....Zip..... GONE.... ENTIRE highway just slid right
  6. We ..... Dolly momma and un-stable-stable-boy were both born in Oregon and still own way too much Oregon Real Estate in Almost every region of the state..... For the most part we have found the best route is climb to FL 380 (38,000 ft) and set the cruise control at 450 mph depending on headwinds we get there in not much more time it takes to nibble our sack lunch....of course we will burn a bit of fuel but not for too long (about 75 minutes)..... Now travel that route at ground level is a real crap shoot in the winter.....we unfortunately have tried EVERY road North and have yet to f
  7. Grumps told me.........."Kid, if you don't start getting better grades in school........you WILL find yourself digging ditches" So......maybe Grumps was just spit-balling but..........I own a mini excavator AND a Ditchwitch 1230......both have dug a lot of ditches at various properties we own........AND........digging ditches is just another ......."degree of education" I was a bit reserved to suggest the ........"Climb-ditching" method of ditcher trenching but it can be done ........IF.......IF you realize that it is a ............."ADVANCED HILLBILLY TRENCHER OPERATION".....
  8. Hey Big, Your comments reminds me of a gig I was on a few decades ago hauling venomous snakes from South America to a medical research joint in S. Florida. We had to overnight Merida Mexico and on those days in order to over fly Cuba I had to file a international flight plan thru the embassy of Norway because the USA had no formal relationship with Cuba .... As I was filing the flight plan à missionary pilot ask of I would perhaps help him file as well and perhaps he could have me help him transition Cuba airspace..... After helping him get filed we walked out the
  9. Was hatched in Oregon some moons ago and seems like been on every paved road and 99% of the unpaved roads and have flown aerial natural resources survey over every sq. mile of Oregon more than a few times. ODOT if you ask deep into the agency will mutter that once a RV operator exits the ONLY two freeways (I-5 / I-84) then the roads tend to get fairly narrow and often twisty and steep. Now a bunch of folks here on the forum will say so what .....heck Kalifornia has some steep and twisty roads and so does other Western states as well..... What tends to make things a bit dicey in
  10. Teach, Tons (pun intended) rock and mine guys in the Arizona use IRONMAN tires and they contend that NO other brand at any price even come close when you are pulling out of hard rock mines over rocky roads out to I-10 then running 79MPH on 119f days with BIG load. Maybe you don't need 18 ply tough tires but I paid $300 per tire in Pahrump mounted so it might pay for you come on over the pass to save some $$$$$ We replaced some 5 yr Michs on the motorhome last year and even though are a HEAVY DUTY tire 18 ply they ride very nice and are very low noise. I checked th
  11. Interesting.......... Kirk in the OP ask about 2020 travel plans and wondered how the Covid-19 situation might change folks travel plans / patterns...... Wonder why this thread is headed for the padlock.........help me out here .....being a geezer i tend to drool in my oatmeal a bit...... Linda, You bring up a fairly good public example with the Sully pilot example. The less known information that the public has not been privy to but is somewhat addressed in the movie is the huge amount of controversy that the accident investigation brought to question many of the S
  12. Doc, Good examples of S A can be utilized to lessen a probable risk profile and for the most part once you become conditioned to critical thinking S A can be a major tool to filter the Known / Known's..........Known / Unknown's .....and to some extent Unknown / Unknown's........whew. Here is a odd thing that has come back to me since the Covid-19 virus was called out to me by my old Doc client.....and the odd thing is, that since I retired from flying I have NOT had any recurrent S A training for years (used to have recurrent simulator and actual aircraft training EVER 6 month
  13. Good morning Doc...... Nice word-crafting with "obtuse"......likely sad but true that S A seems "above the pay-grade" for too many folks around the country today. Having spending much of my adult life involved in sometimes Insanely Dangerous endeavors I will tell anyone who will listen that Situational Awareness is a Priceless resource to practice when dealing with the VAST Unknowns of Covid-19.....Priceless.... Drive on..........However......before Driving On........give Situational Awareness a good honest effort.....
  14. Well I have sat back waiting a bit to chime into this group…...you see in my ….” declining years I seem to become a bit more of a wimpy than I was in my “Save-the-world-youth”…….this discussion seems to have a fairly “sharp edge” at times…….. So….. In late December last year I answered a call from a OLD doctor that I used to fly to VERY remote places where he would conduct medical research….. much of the time studying local infections and native populations. This doc minced no small talk and ask, “where are you”? I said “ I am at our winter camp
  15. Well I have sat back waiting a bit to chime into this group…...you see in my ….” declining years I seem to become a bit more of a wimpy than I was in my “Save-the-world-youth”…….this discussion seems to have a fairly “sharp edge” at times…….. So….. In late December last year I answered a call from a OLD doctor that I used to fly to VERY remote places where he would conduct medical research….. much of the time studying local infections and native populations. This doc minced no small talk and ask, “where are you”? I said “ I am at out winter camp
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