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2019 Winter in Texas

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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby Mags » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:53 pm

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Not yet. Gotta go pick up that rifle. Been waiting 1,307.5 miles to hear about it.

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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:35 pm

Mags wrote:Not yet. Gotta go pick up that rifle. Been waiting 1,307.5 miles to hear about it.


that's certainly a priority .... expecting the repairs to our camper to be made tomorrow, I didn't figure I could get up with the friend who we had Henry ship it to .... he's a gunsmith who I've dealt with for years .... during that time have learned to trust his knowledge, skill and recommendations .... we have 3 shotguns and a couple of rifles to drop off for him to work on ....
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:54 pm

a foggy morning began our first full day at Conroe .... thankfully, when the fog lifted, it became a truly beautiful day in the neighborhood .... also, in the time it took to fog to lift, we completed our setup .... talk about an interesting "towed vehicle", the Panel Truck shown below fits the bill .... I also spoke with the friend who we had Henry ship our 44 to .... we hope to link up with him on Thursday or Friday


note: in the RV'ing world a towed vehicle is the one towed behind a motorhome
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby The Wiz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:22 pm

I love the ghost flames on the panel truck.
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:26 am

another beautiful morning has dawned where we are camped at Lake Conroe .... late yesterday another sharp truck idled through the campground ..... from its rumble, its running a decent cam with little exhaust restriction .... yesterday they passed the word around using email and a text message that sometime this morning they are supposed cut the CG water off .... with that notice we took the standard precautions, filled our fresh water tank and cleaned the black tank ... they say that the water won't be off any longer than necessary but didn't mentioned how long "necessary" will be .... later this morning we plan to drive over to Conroe .... after 6 days we need to replenish some food supplies and pick up a few other things
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby The Wiz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm

love the paint on the last one. I just sighed when I saw it. About the same color of my buddies truck that we cruised Sioux Falls's downtown on a Friday nite looking for girls and a race. Had dual stacks coming up the cab and we had to ride in the bed when we dragged to keep some weight on the back tires for traction. We took down a lot of metal with his sleeper Willys . Of course, he had a 327 chevy engine tucked in nice and tight. " Happy Days" indeed. :)
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 pm

projected low for tonight back home for tonight is 24 degrees .... projected low for tonight where we are camped in Texas is 43 degrees .... needless to say, we are happy to be in Texas .... my wife has been fighting a strong cold since shortly after Christmas .... apparently she shared it with me, I've been going round and round with it for about a week .... hopefully, we are on the mend .... as a side note, I spoke with the owner of the black panel truck shown above, its a '53 .... the blue pickup is a '55 .... both are running GM 350's .... both of the suction rubber cups that holds our Garmin to the truck's windshield have aged to where they can't support the GPS while bouncing over sections of interstate highway 10 in Louisiana and 20 in South Carolina .... Amazon delivers to Texas so after lunch we rode over to Wills to pickup a replacement mount and spare thermostat for the camper's water heater ... we also happened upon a rig with a tow truck I really like .... tomorrow night we have been invited to the home of friend (gunsmith) who lives in Spring, TX .... he's smoking some ribs, we are really looking forward to it .... we will be able to pick up our Henry 44 Mag and drop off several others for him to work on
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:58 pm

its hard to believe that one week has passed since we arrived here at Lake Conroe .... for us it has been a week of mostly resting as we both are trying to get over head/sinus colds .... thankfully, we seem to be on the mend .... no major plans for the coming week but we do plan to get out much more often .... lows for the next few nights are dropping, a couple just under freezing .... the good news is, those same projections are calling for some days in the low to mid 70 later in the week ..
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:26 pm

once the morning clouds cleared, its been a beautiful day in the neighborhood .... we've spent most of the morning outside, mostly taking care of camp chores .... as usual, the need for a good water filtration system is easily seen .... the ones shown below have been in use 9 days .... many rigs we see have no external water filtration, sure hope they have some type of filtration located where that it can't be easily seen .... we use a series of 3 whole house filters .... per Lowe's for the center and right filter

Filter life 3 months
Reduces sediment
Tested and certified by NSF
20 micron nominal

the left filter

Reduces sediment, chlorine taste and odor, sand, silt and rust[
Premium carbon filtration provides better tasting water throughout your home
Less than 1 micron filter
Each cartridge has a 6 month filter life meaning you only need to replace your filter twice a year
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Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Postby JEBar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:41 pm

a bit of excitement in the neighborhood .... the camper shown below is a few rows over from our site .... the fellow who owns it full times .... he went to work and while he was gone his camper caught fire .... the going (unproven) theory about the cause centers around a Dometic frig that hadn't been taken in for the recall .... some doubt about it but I hope the frig was the cause
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