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Old 10-25-2017, 06:12 PM   #341
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I'm not sure about that but I know for certain that he who works his tail off the first half of his life to build a career and business loses his wife and kids.
Dang. Well, at least you got half.

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Old 10-25-2017, 08:23 PM   #342
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Dang. Well, at least you got half.
or just never get a wife N kids...

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Old 10-26-2017, 12:44 AM   #343
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or just never get a wife N kids...

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Naw, I wouldn't go that far. Maybe just don't get a "Modern Western" wife and kids... one of those more traditional, conservative types....like a mail-order bride that doesn't speak the language or something.

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Old 10-26-2017, 07:00 AM   #344
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I'm not sure about that but I know for certain that he who works his tail off the first half of his life to build a career and business loses his wife and kids.
I didn't work my tail off so it took me 20 yrs to finally get rid of the wife. Still working on the last kid. 20 yrs old and still sitting on my couch. Guess I should have worked harder.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:41 AM   #345
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May be I missed it in the women confusion talk .
JD I am surprised that you did not sink in after a flooding like that. Any problems getting out?

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Old 10-26-2017, 08:46 AM   #346
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Naw, I wouldn't go that far. Maybe just don't get a "Modern Western" wife and kids... one of those more traditional, conservative types....like a mail-order bride that doesn't speak the language or something.


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Old 10-26-2017, 08:53 AM   #347
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May be I missed it in the women confusion talk .
JD I am surprised that you did not sink in after a flooding like that. Any problems getting out?
HA!

No, no problem getting out. That "dry" lake bed is VERY hard - like concrete. The little bit of rain made the surface a little muddy and slippy but it dried very quickly. It was mostly gone by the end of that day. I stayed about four days so it was in very good shape when I left.

Here is a shot of my current location. This is sand but I suspect pretty hard rock/soil underneath. The coach and Jeep sink a little bit when driving on it (half inch maybe?) but overall pretty solid.

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Old 10-26-2017, 09:07 AM   #348
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or just never get a wife N kids...
That is an option. I realize this isn't a physcho/therapy forum but I feel obligated now that I brought it up...

My 23 years of marriage and child raising were wonderful and I loved her/them very much. I still do - and miss her terribly (eight years later). So, I'm not anti-marriage/women/whatever. The kids are adults and 2 of 3 are starting to understand what happened and are communicating again (thankfully) - but not the one with the grandkids (which really stinks). I should write a book as I have a very long list of things NOT to do in marriage - "How to Destroy Your Family in 500 Easy Steps."

I do have some really great ideas for things to do to men that prey on married women.

Sorry... back to the bus show!
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:16 PM   #349
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You look to be doing jussst fine. Someday, when I grow-up, I want a RV just like yours.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:32 AM   #350
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With a big boy engine?
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:47 AM   #351
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Awesome bus build! Very inspiring.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:57 AM   #353
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I am REALLY angry at you guys!!
GGGGRRRRrrrr….

Normally, I'm a pretty mild mannered fellow. HOWEVER!! I believe that all this talk of getting stuck caused me to ACTUALLY GET STUCK weekend before last!!! In keeping with modern society - it can't be my fault - it must be YOURS!!



The full write up is here (How to get stuck?? In a Bus?? - JdFinley.com) - it is too painful to repeat. Suffice to say that I will not again be parking on sand any time soon AND those big tow trucks are not cheap. I think I may also avoid posting photos of my parking spots until AFTER I have left. That way you guys can't jinx me again.

Btw… I always figured getting pulled out by a tow truck would cost a couple hundred bucks. I was wrong by a factor of ten. My old plan was to try really hard not to get stuck - my new plan is to try REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hard to never let it happen again.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:16 AM   #354
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Ouch! Might be worth investing in one of those inflatable vehicle lift bags used by EMS & such. With a compressor on board, you can lift gigantic loads then put some traction mats under the wheels.

Manufacturer of Air Lifting Bags & Cushions - Indianapolis, Indiana - Matjack, Inc.

And maybe filling all those tires with helium might help too.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:30 AM   #355
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I am REALLY angry at you guys!!
GGGGRRRRrrrr….

Normally, I'm a pretty mild mannered fellow. HOWEVER!! I believe that all this talk of getting stuck caused me to ACTUALLY GET STUCK weekend before last!!! In keeping with modern society - it can't be my fault - it must be YOURS!!
Damn dude. Sorry about that. I tell the gf all the time about how fickle the car gods are. Won't mention it again about your parking. No sense in tempting the rat bastards.
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And maybe filling all those tires with helium might help too.
H not He!! Then if you get stuck you can use the tires as a rocket booster!!
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:42 AM   #357
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Call Royal Tire, send them the pics and see what they say. They'll probably tell you to go to hell but 1) you have to if you want to sue them 2) doesn't hurt even if you don't push it any further.
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Man that sucks, I wonder if having something like Good Sams would have helped?

Well, now you have to sue the park or whoever for having the sand too soft or not posting signs. Ya this world is sad place.

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Man that sucks, I wonder if having something like Good Sams would have helped?

Well, now you have to sue the park or whoever for having the sand too soft or not posting signs. Ya this world is sad place.
HA!! Love it "sand too soft"!!
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Well, now you have to sue the park or whoever for having the sand too soft or not posting signs. Ya this world is sad place.
I'm with you on the sue happy. If I trip over your garden hose, it's on me.

But the dude that did the brakes should be on the hook. He's got pics and an expert witness in the form of the other shop. The flat tire and tow are secondary to the potential brake failure had the pads fallen out. I think small claims goes to $2500 these days. He's got close to that without inventing pain and suffering.
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