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Jinx & Wayne

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    Quilting, golf, bird hunting, fishing, ice cream stands

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  1. The content is probably not very different, it is the amount and what you can do about it. When campfire or fireplace smoke blows a small amount of fine particles in your face you can do something about it - move, put it out, adjust the fire. When a wildfire files the air with tons of fine particles there isn't somewhere else to go and breathe. Here is a website from EPA about fire smoke dangers. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  2. Thanks to all. I am running with this information. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  3. My normal MO is to jump into researching new activity. I realize, after watching for some time, that the folks who post on these forums have a lot of experience and a lot of good advice. (Many of us also have a lot of other things, too.) Given this depth of knowledge my first research stop will be here. Jinx and I have been full time for three years. Until now due to health issues we haven't seriously considered working. Recent improvements mean we can stay on the road for a few more years. This leads us to think volunteering for a couple of months might be fun. A month or two might also be a small enough bite to figure out if we like it without committing for a long period of time. We are fully scheduled until 12/1/21. We will in Florida with scheduled volunteering at a golf tournament beginning Nov and will winter in FL unless something interesting turns up here. Next year we are busy 5/6 -8/1 (planned grandchild time and bucket list stuff) but are open after that. We are 90% open beginning winter '22, including where we winter. We've had decades of Maine winters and no longer "do" snow. I like fall but signs that say "Bridge ices Before Road" mean we're too far north for winter. I spent eight years camping with Uncle Sam and had a six week bike camping trip. Those were decades ago. I no longer sleep on the ground. I would prefer some sort of interpreter gig but expect CG host and cleaning bathrooms is more likely. While I can blunder along at rough carpentry, RV repair, solder and turn a wrench, I am not a handyman. I can mow a lawn, drive a small tractor, fell a tree, handle timber including building a cabin, repair boats and have a have a lot of experience being outdoors. Jinx has more office experience. Both of us type. (Given the number of errors I've corrected I'm not sure that I qualify.) We are reasonably fit; she is age 60's and I am 70's. We have no health issues that prevent us from most jobs. We have a 2006 37" Carriage with a major rebuild in 2019. We have and LP generator and refrigerator, but no solar and no inverter. We have almost exclusively camped FHU/50. We can go about anywhere so long as travel to and from that anywhere doesn't involve winter. (Read: Not Rockies or Pacific NW in late Sept to October on). We would prefer not to dry camp but can do 30A and pump or dump (get blue wagon). Withing these constraints (yes, I think we are asking alot.) 1. Can we realistically volunteer somewhere for only a month or two? 2. What resources are available to find volunteer positions? 3. What should be know about volunteering? 4. What should we do or not do? 5. Something I haven;t thought of? A solid plus would be something that would take us by Carhenge, NE. Oh, and thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy post. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  4. Like Linda said, it's the stove. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  5. Welcome to the nomadic life. We look forward to hearing from you here. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  6. Ray, Thanks, I didn't want to hazard a guess about drum brake adjustment. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  7. Weber has a phone app that is fantastic. I answers maintenance problems. Even better, you enter your grill serial number and the grill guide will give you exact cooking instructions for almost everything, tailored to your grill. I have a Q2200 and have not had any cooling failures following the app instructions. I would never have propane inside. I have no problem leaving propane hooked up to the grill when it is stationery and I am not using it. I would not move it around with the propane attached, other than to shift it a couple of feet. As had been said before - don't use the grill inside. Carbon monoxide will kill you -and turn you a pretty red color first. A propane leak indoors allows you to kill yourself and your neighbors at the same time. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  8. That, my friend, is a grizzly bear lunch wagon. Imagine being in a traffic jam in YNP with grizzly's in the road. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  9. It is a good idea to check the operation of the brakes every time you roll out. I have it on my roll out checklist. On my 5er checking the brake operation simply requires squeezing/sliding the brake controller to maximum while sitting still and then gently applying pressure to the accelerator. The brakes should hold the rig in place. This may differ for a smaller trailer but you need to know the brakes are working. People with drum brakes need to check the setting of the brakes periodically. I will let someone else explain that because I have electric over hydraulic disc brakes that don't require this, so I don't do it. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  10. Lambright. Here is the link. We have two recliners and a hide-a-bed sofa. Love'em. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  11. If you have a medicare plan you should check out SilverSneakers. They have online programs and access to thousands of fitness clubs nationwide at little or no cost. You can use a club in one area one week, and another club elsewhere the next. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  12. My 5er was built in Sept '05 and is officially an '06 model. I've had a couple of parks with that policy that want to see the rig, first. I send them a picture. Never a problem so far. Just did that in Manistee, MI last month. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  13. Chad Heiser is correct. This is a post office policy. They will not forward beyond six months. I think the logic is that you then have six months of free forwarding to change your mailing addresses. When you do change things make a list of the places you changed (bank, etc.) That way if you go back to your old address or a new one you can make changes all at once. Another good thing to do is to stop getting mail from a lot of the places. As Chad suggests, "going digital" will help, too. I'm down to about 8-10 pieces of mail per months and should reduce that further in the near future. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  14. I don't think that necessarily follows. This is a club. There is a public posting of membership rates. Those rates are for a period of time. It isn't much of a leap to conclude that in a club members pay money for memberships that expire. A skilled scammer finds out a lot of information abut the target before embarking on a scam. Check out this article on how they do it. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  15. One last thing - July thru early October are the best months in northern New England, May and early June are unpredictable months, weather wise. They can be nice, or cold and wet. In northern VT and NH, and central and northern Maine, May thru mid to late June is Bug Season. If you've not experienced black flies you will discover they make mosquitoes seem like gentle doves. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
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