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RE: Flying Floating Flooring

If you are worried about the slide scraping the floor try a few of those "slide slickers" that you put down to keep the bottom of the slide from dragging on the floor. Lippert sells them for that purpose . Just bought one from my RV place. $45. GM
Grey Mountain 09/14/20 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Slideout Rug Protector

Thanks for the replies. Found the product at my RV service center. GM
Grey Mountain 09/12/20 03:08pm General RVing Issues
Slideout Rug Protector

My front slide has caught on the carpet and ripped a hole in it. Prior to replacing the carpet, I am looking for a rug protector that fits between the slideout and the rug when bringing it in. Visiting friend had one for his rig; unfortunately, he only told me about it and I didn't get a picture.
Grey Mountain 09/12/20 06:31am General RVing Issues
Canada Day

HAPPY CANADA DAY! to all my Canadian friends. Sure miss being at Salmon Point on Vancouver Island on Canada Day. For about 15 years, I always flew the Maple Leaf over our RV on this day, then replaced it with the Stars and Stripes for our own 4th of July remembrance. As they say in Rome, "Carpe Diem!"
Grey Mountain 07/01/20 06:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Still no Stimulus Payment

I've been trying to wade through all the information. Best I can figure is those of us who are SS recipients (and VA disability) will get the check by the end of the month. Don't need it, but can use it to help others. GM
Grey Mountain 04/24/20 06:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Best and quickest route Texarkana to Seattle.

2270 miles. West from Texarkana to I-35 (several ways to get there)> North on I-35 to Wichita. North on I-135 to I-70 in Salina, KS. West on I-70 to Denver area and I-25 I-25 North to Fort Collins, US-287 NW to Laramie, WY (Couldstay on I-25 to Cheyenne, then I-80 west.) I-80 west from Laramie to I-84 in Utah. I-84 west to junction with I-15 near Ogden> I-84/I-15 north to junction, I-84 NW to Stanfield, OR. North on US-395 to Umatilla/I-82. North on I-82 to junction with I-90 near Ellensburg, Wa. I-90 into Seattle area.
Grey Mountain 02/11/20 05:37am Around the Campfire
A Christmas in Himmelkron

A Christmas in Himmelkron December 24, 1962 – Christmas Eve - dawned bitterly cold and bleak in this part of the world that we affectionately called, “Bavarian Siberia.” Nestled in the Fictelgebirge in northern Bavaria, Himmelkron was home to about 3500. Its more famous neighbor was the ski resort of Bad Bernech, one of Hitler's retreats. My wife and two-year-old daughter had arrived from the states three weeks earlier and I had rented an apartment in Himmelkron, about 30 miles south of Hof, Germany, home of the 6915th Security Squadron. This apartment consisted of three rooms on the third floor. In typical old-European fashion, the bottom floor consisted of stables for the various animals. Our landlord, his wife, young son and “Oma” lived on the second floor. The front room of our apartment was the kitchen and living area. The next room was a bedroom, and the third room, ostensibly another bedroom, actually served as our refrigerator/freezer. If we wanted food to freeze, we put it against the outer wall; if we only wanted to keep it cold, we put it on the inner wall. I was a shift worker at our site in Hof and on that frigid Christmas Eve almost a half century ago, our flight was on a “Day” shift. Fortunately, our flight commander allowed those of us who were married to leave at noon so we could spend some time with our families. As an Air Force three-striper who had just paid to have his wife and daughter fly over to join him, I was as broke as could be. We couldn't afford a Christmas tree, so I “purloined” one from a local forested area. A friend had given us a string of lights, but that was the kind of lights where, if one bulb went out, the entire string went out. As the bulbs inevitably blew, I would cut off that portion of the string, wire the remainder back together and have lights, just one less than before. As Christmas approached, the string became shorter and shorter. I left work about noon and drove to downtown Hof, hoping to buy at least one small gift for our daughter with the very limited funds we had. Unfortunately, all the shops were already closed. I then drove the thirty or so miles to our apartment in Himmelkron, where my wife and I decided to give it one more shot at finding an open store. Knowing there would be nothing in Himmelkron, we drove the short distance to Bad Bernech. However, again all the stores were closed and it was beginning to look a lot like a not so merry Christmas. And then my car wouldn't start. Here we were, about ten miles from home, temperature was near zero, it was already getting dark... ...my wife and I walked to a local apartment, carrying my daughter. A friend and fellow flight worker lived there with his wife, and he took the time to get us back on the road and home. We finally got back to our third-floor living area/refrigerator/freezer, tired, cold, with our tiny little tree and the few remaining lights trying desperately to spread a bit of Christmas cheer. I was sitting in a chair, still in my utility uniform, despondent and far from cheerful when there was a knock on the door. I went to the door and there was our landlord. He beckoned for me to come with him, and my first thoughts were,”Oh no, what now? What else can go wrong!!?” As I started to leave with him, he indicated that my wife and daughter were to come as well. Still having no idea what was about to happen, we went with him. He led us downstairs to his apartment, ushered us into the living area, put our daughter with his own young son and all his toys, and invited us to partake of his family's Christmas. This from a family I had known less than a month! My German was limited, my wife spoke no German at all, the landlord and his family spoke no English, my daughter and their son had a language all their own – but somehow we communicated. After an evening of food, drink, love and Christmas spirit, my wife, daughter and I went back upstairs to our apartment, which, for some strange reason, no longer looked so bleak, lonely and cold. Our little tree now glistened with a new brightness, and Himmelkron lived up to its name - “Heaven's Crown.” Many Christmas Eves have passed since then, and my little girl is now mother to two and grandmother to four. I've spent the holidays since then in various parts of the world, sometimes surrounded by friends and family, sometimes getting ready for a Christmas Day flight. But of all those Christmas Eves since then, that Christmas Eve in 1962 in Himmelkron, Germany, where someone reached out and touched us will always burn the brightest in my memory. Merry Christmas and Frohe Weinachten Lonnie
Grey Mountain 12/24/19 01:30am Around the Campfire
RE: A Veterans memorial service

As a member of the Comanche Indian Veterans' Association, I have participated in many honors ceremonies for veterans. Protocol is that if the person is a veteran but not a retired veteran, the parent service will send two or three active duty members to conduct honors. Folding, presenting the flag, taps are all part. For a retired veteran a full contingent up 8 to 10 active duty members will present honers. The CIVA does a memorial at the funeral, then will do whatever is required at the grave site. We will provide the gun salute when needed. Part of the protocol at the funeral service is a roll call. Our commander will call the CIVA members forward, then call each name in turn. Members answer, 'Present, Commander." After the last name is called, the commander will then call the name of the deceased. His/her name will be called three times, then the commander states, "(Rank) (John Doe) is no longer in our presence. He is now in the presence of the Almighty Commander." He will then call "Honors," and each veteran in turn will march to the casket, face it and render a long, slow salute.
Grey Mountain 12/05/19 06:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Operating on a 20amp circuit

Thanks for the replies. We have visitors coming, and my rig will be parked outside my daughter's house. It will only be used for sleeping. As I said, furnaces and water heater will be on propane. Probably won't even turn the fridge on. None of the accessories wil be used - microwave, coffee pot, etc. GM
Grey Mountain 11/22/19 04:10am Tech Issues
Operating on a 20amp circuit

Need to operate my rig for three or four days in early December. Will only use bare necessities in electricity. Lights mainly. Propane for heat, propane for water heater. In SW Oklahoma, it could get cold, but not seriously cold. I think I should be OK on a 20amp circuit; however, I would like the opinion of others more knowledgeable than I, which is most of the known universe. I would have to use 20 to 30 to 50 doglegs. GM
Grey Mountain 11/21/19 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Little Annie - RIP

Will do, and thank you. Lonnie
Grey Mountain 10/27/19 06:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Little Annie - RIP

Annie's travel partner, Lord Shonefeld von Fictelgebirge-Frise IV, followed her across the rainbow bridge on October 3rd,2019. GM
Grey Mountain 10/27/19 03:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 50 amp coach on 30 amp power

I have several dogbones and use them when necessary. We have been able knock the morning chill off using one small heater and being judicious when using other items - coffee pot, tea pot... Switched to propane for the water heater yesterday. Temperature is dropping (3pm Thursday afternoon) so I've switched to propane furnace. Warm and toasty here. Supposed to be below freezing tonight and tomorrow night, then go back up. We'll be heading south for Oklahoma Sunday or Monday. Thanks for all the input and suggestions. GM
Grey Mountain 10/10/19 01:58pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp coach on 30 amp power

Being Comanche, I'm just gonna strt a campfire in the middle of the front area. My people, the original full timers, have been doing that for generations. GM
Grey Mountain 10/10/19 03:09am Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp coach on 30 amp power

It is not cold enough to use either the propane-driven furnace of the electric heat pumps. I use the small electric heater to break the morning chill, then turn it off. We are in Bellevue, Nebraska, and the temps are expected to drop to freezing tomorrow night. I will run propane heat then. Only draw we have is the coffee pot and my wife's tea kettle. OUrs is a 2006 Fleetwood Discovery, as my signature line states. GM
Grey Mountain 10/09/19 10:27am Tech Issues
50 amp coach on 30 amp power

We are currently in a 30amp site. As we use various electrical components, the "brain" will show us how many amps are being used. What happens if we exceed the 30 amps available? Say, two small heaters that will use 15 amps each all by themselves. The fridge, of course, is always on and pulls a few amps. We are very inexperienced in using 30amp only in this coach, although our former gasser was a 30 amp rig. Thanks. GM
Grey Mountain 10/09/19 07:20am Tech Issues
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