Monthly Archives: October 2017

I WANT REALLY GOOD VAN TIRES

On our way to buying the 5th wheel we passed through Las Cruces.  It’s a fine town, but like any other town, not everyone is playing with a full duck.  I’m assuming this is so when a car screamed past … Continue reading

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VAN FLUIDS AND SHOCKS

The van paperwork and carfax didn’t tell me much.  Just oil and owner changes.  At 100,000+ miles I could just gamble that everything will be okay. Not a gonna happen. I delivered the van to the auto place on early … Continue reading

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MORE MOUNTAIN PACKING AND MOVING

As I pack up the mountain house I’ve found an unexpected benefit.  Some things can go into the adventure van.  A chopping knife, a paring knife, a can opener.  Old sheets will go on the sofa/bed.  Extra pillows will assure … Continue reading

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MOBILE DWELLING, VERSION 2.0

We brought home the 5th wheel.  Mamma mia, it is big!  We jumped from 24 to 31 feet, with two slides on opposite sides of the living room.  Makes a huge difference.  We truly are pulling a home on wheels.  … Continue reading

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SMOKED RIBS AND THE DAY BEFORE TRADING DAY

I let the cat out of the bag early so let me step back a couple of days… Margo had her priorities straight.  She got up early Thursday to sprinkle her special rub on two slabs of meaty pork ribs … Continue reading

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I BOUGHT MY ADVENTURE VAN

If it’s one thing I learned about high top van hunting, a buyer must move like a cheetah.  So when a short, high top 1997 Dodge 3500 Class B van appeared in the online classified web site, I called and … Continue reading

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IT ONLY TOOK A DROP OF WATER

It all happened so fast.  One moment I had stepped out of the bathroom and the next moment I was speeding toward the floor.  The left foot came down but can’t lock.  I see Grace in the corner of my … Continue reading

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