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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 12, 2012, 02:07:41 am
In honor of this post, I'm going to learn how to change the oil in our 1981 Ford F100 this week.  It's high enough I can just slide under, so I'm gonna learn how to do it.  Wish me luck, and I'll let you know how it goes!


Back when I was able to work I was a auto tech for Goodyear, we had one regular who was a woman, you could set your watch by her every 3,000 miles she would come in for a oil change and tire rotation and in between if anything went wrong or broke we would fix it for her with a discount.  One time she didn't show up for her oil change, as she was a older lady we gave her a call to see if she was ok, she said she was and she would stop by in a few days to see us, sure enough in a day or two she stops by. She told us she had been watching me work on her car and figured out by both watching and asking questions how to change the oil herself, she said everything went ok till she added the new oil, she said that it took much longer than what it took us in her words it took over a hour to add the oil. She asked us to show her what we did, well after taking off the oil cap and putting in the oil gun to add she goes "OMG thats what that thing is for" I looked at her and ask her what she did, she goes " well I took out the stick and added the oil down the little hole it was in".  She was adding the oil down the dip stick tube.  rolling on the floor   
She was a good sport and laughed at what she had done, after that she didn't try to change her oil again.


About the mobil 1 , we had a mobil oil rep stop in one day gave out some hats and wanted to know if we had any questions for her. One guy asked about the 3,000 mile change as some auto makers said to go longer than that between changes, she said that mobil 1 can go up to 7,500 miles before it needed changed but the filter still needed changed at 3,000 miles.

Gary
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / OMG he's back on: July 09, 2012, 06:21:32 pm
Hey everyone,  hope ya'll had a good 4th and have gotten thought the heat wave in good shape.


DW ask me a question and I have looked on here but didn't find the answer, so here I go again asking ya'll.

She asked if we would plug in a crockpot in a 110v outlet and placed it in the sink could we cook in it while driveing down the road ?

Gary
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV on: June 23, 2012, 09:21:40 am
Like this ?  http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/winegard-carryout-gm-1518-automatic-portable-satellite-tv-antenna-with-realtree-camoflauge/56690
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / surge protection on: June 07, 2012, 01:11:07 am
do ya'll use any and if so what kind plug in or hard wired ?
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV math on: June 05, 2012, 11:26:03 pm
Thanks guys

I don't think for awhile that we'll have a toad.  We do like to collect t-shirts that we find funny, and kc (dw) has a good collection of spoons she has gotten from different states.

The math was easyer (sorry for spelling) to understand than the VA's math, like I have posted before I'm 70% disabled from them, see if you can follow the way they figured it out. I have 6 things they have rated me on and they go 40% 20% 20% 10% 0% 0%, mosteveryone would say that's 90% but the va says it's 70. shrug


Gary
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: funkified on: June 05, 2012, 06:26:20 pm
Oh man your just a baby. Grin
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / RV math on: June 05, 2012, 05:55:40 pm
I think I have it figured out somewhat, please correct me if I'm wrong.

gcrw-gvrw=ccc

ccc=fuel+water+driver and passengers+food+clothes+slideouts+LP+whatever else,  right so far ?

Now if we have pets with us do we add their weight in too ?

Also someplace in a rv there is a spec sticker, right ? If so is it different between rv's that have/don't have slideouts, or do you have to factor in the weight difference?

Gary
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: funkified on: June 05, 2012, 05:37:19 pm
I remember hearing it in the '60's and early '70's, but I'm from southeastern Ohio.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Veterans on: June 01, 2012, 01:59:46 am
Great grandpa on Mom's side was in the spanish american war, after I came back to the states in '82 grandma told me after she got my new address, that I was in the same Infantry Battalion as great grandpa. He went on to be the town mayor and a state Senator.

Grandpa on Dad's side was in WW1, as I said Dad was in WW2, 2 Uncles on Mom's side were in Korea durring the war and one stayed in for a while after.
Three brothers were in Vietnam, two in the Air force, one in the Army.
Me I went into the Army in 1979 at 19, was told that I scored high enought to get any job I wanted, while looking at the jobs  I was told that if I joined up for 4 years and was Infantry I would get a $3,000 bonus, and all I saw was dollar signs   lol. Turns out that I loved it, first two years in Germany, BOY talk about a eye opener for a boy right off the farm!!!!!
After that I was in for Grenada,Panama and ,the Persian Gulf War, I guess the body was done after that I blew out two disks in my back.

I don't think great grandpa was hurt, grandpa was in a wheelchair, he got shot in the lower back in the ardennes forest he was a Marine. Dad was 10% disabled, one uncle I don't know the % but he uses the VA, one brother is 30% and is trying to get more, he has proven that he was sprayed with agent orange ,me 70% for my back and I have no feeling down to my knee on the right leg the left is numb down to the toes, there are days that I fall out of bed and crawl on all fours till the pain pills kick in, and both dogs and six cats love it, Play time..............right.

Both great grandpa and grandps were Infantry, dad was a Flight Engineer, one uncal was a mp, the other was in commo, two brothers were air force, one was Missle Systems Electrical Maintenance, the other was aircraft Maintenance, the brother that was in the Army was a combat Engineer.

Gary
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Veterans on: May 31, 2012, 12:27:00 am
World war II  Army Air Corp


So was my Dad, he was a FE on a B-29


Gary
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2012 PC Brochure correction on: May 25, 2012, 07:57:42 pm
Congratulations!  ThumbsUp   Cheer        Hopefully we'll be down there next year with our first one seeing the grandkids.


Gary
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: phoenix ad on: May 25, 2012, 07:48:13 pm
Ah ok, I was looking at the floor plan, and thought I wonder if we could trade the twin beds for a queen, if yes this is what we realy wanted one slide and a rear bed.



Gary
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / phoenix ad on: May 25, 2012, 03:40:53 pm
We stoped by a barns and nobles today to see if there were any new rv magazinesand I saw the 2012 rv buyers guide, after getting home and fliping though it I saw on page 16 a 3/4 page ad for pc's then on pages 60-64 they have a run down of all pc's. What I don't understand is  they have one in there called a 2950.


Gary
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Still here on: May 22, 2012, 10:44:51 pm
Ron, after looking at all the models, we (read DW) have made up our mind on a 2552 or a 2910D, and we've started to make a list of things we would like to have and things we would like to have taken out.

I know about the poop cone, guess I am old I grew up on a farm and we had a "back house", if we messed up we got to "earn our phd" (post hole digger) when we had to move it. We also used old sears "wish books" as tp, hated the glossy pages. Between that and digging cat holes when I was in the Army I'll use the throne as much as I can.


Gary
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Still here on: May 22, 2012, 12:31:33 pm
Thanks Ron and Tom Smile

What I was wondering was how many galions do you start out with in the black tank before you leave on a trip, or do you add water before you use it. Ie do I add 5 gal. before I leave home.

Sorry for jumping around with the questions.


Gary
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