Sunday, November 12, 2017

Heading Out


Day 18


Anxious To Be Moving On

8:09am:
Living at Lone Wolf RV Park is really nice. And the Town of Apple Valley is a great place to be.

With that said,  however, the Scampy Team is getting anxious to be on-the-road-again!

We are able to head-out with Twayler too. The same fellow that towed Twayler to Lone Wolf would be hired to tow Twayler to an RV storage place in San Diego County.

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8:45am:
Friendship and Golf
The great benefit for me to be living in the San Diego area, is my friend John lives there! I have not seen John in sooooo long!

I want to golf with John too!

Did I Blog to you about my new golf club? I am wanting to play golf with my new club for the first time! [Link]


9:03am:
No winch for me!
I caused a kinda small storm in my Blog's comments because of my announcement about using a hand-held winch.

After much consideration, I've abandoned the winch idea. Especially what I learned from one comment by Reader José Antonio Abad in yesterday's Blog.

Note: Reader Lou Schneider commented suggesting [This] idea


I've sent away for info for one of these winches. Tránsito believes that the Bush Winch might be the greatest thing since sliced bread!



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10:14am:
Cleaning up Twayler
For the past week or so, I've not been cleaning up Twayler in preparation for turning Twayler over to her new owner [When that new owner comes along!].

The reason for this is, that I like doing Scampy projects a whole lot more than cleaning up Twayler! However, I should be doing Twayler stuff. At least a little every day. So that the cleanup gets closer to being complete.

Looks like I'm working on a Scampy project today!

PS: The project that I am working on in the pic above, is a high shelf mounted, near Tránsito's ceiling. The 4-sided shelf will hold long items. This shelf is much better than storing these long items on Tránsito's floor as we are doing now.

3:30pm: High shelf in place





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16 comments:

  1. Hi George!

    I don't know why my comment yesterday was posted anonymously, let me try again.

    There's an interesting winch idea from Australia, it's a pair of winch drums that attach to the drive wheels along with high strength rope. You snap on the drums, run the rope out to a suitable anchor, then slowly drive out of the bog. Simple but ingenious.

    They have several videos showing their system in use.

    www.bushwinch.com.au

    Lou

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    1. Wow! Lou!!

      Now THAT is a fantastic idea! I love it!

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing.

      George

      PS: You do understand that I cannot permit anonymous posts. Causes too much problems with scammers.


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  2. Or you can spend $3 on a 2x4...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUUckU-vAqI

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      Clever! 😎

      I wonder how they mounted that 2x4 to the tire?

      George


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    2. A simple ratchet strap through the rim. I have seen it done with rope too

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  3. George, you may be surprised at the high cost of storing your trailer in San Diego. E. County area may be the cheapest.

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    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for the heads-up about storage prices!

      I'll be shopping RV storage prices on the net before I actally make the move.

      George

      PS: Did you get a chance to check out my new golf club?


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    2. George have you thought about putting your trailer under consignment to an reputable RV dealership
      I would think you would have better exposure. but the dealership has access to banks for people that want to finance. and guess what,, you don't have to pay storage rent,, or deal with tire kickers

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    3. Hi Ed,

      I did not think out all of the aspects that you comment
      [ie: The dealership has access to banks for people that want to finance AND You don't have to pay storage rent].

      These are very good points!

      Once again, Mister ed, you have commented to help
      me! 😎

      George

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  4. I'm hoping that it is an optical illusion that your trailer is sitting lower than level
    A proper set up is that the trailer be level, and by utilizing the proper size ball hitch
    http://www.curtmfg.com/page/towing101_ch5

    One other thing that will help you are what they call traction pads A lot of people use them and they're very beneficial and cheap
    There's a lot on the market so you can pick what you think is best for you

    https://www.amazon.com/Tire-Traction-Mat-Emergency-Black/dp/B001LF6WNW

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    1. Hi Ed,

      As you guessed, it's an optical delusion! [Just a little play on words there]. 😜

      About traction mats. If traction mats really are the
      Cat's Meow, wouldn't they take over the winch market? Huh?

      George

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    2. The answer to your question is not necessarily those traction mats go back to world war one but they were made out of metal today that made out of plastic they serve very well for the market that they're intended use.the same is the winch market has its own little niche.
      most people can't afford to spend 2000+ dollars for a good winch but they could spend $100 for traction pads.
      If worse comes to worse you could always take the floor mats out of your truck and use them but I don't think he would want to put them back in your truck afterwards .

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    3. Ed,

      I took a sideways look at Scampy. I believe I know what you saw that gave the impression that Scampy was not level.

      The propane tank cover is askew. My directions to the welder for the placement of the propane tanks was off. When the weldments are properly placed, the propane tank cover will not be leaning anymore.

      George

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    4. The picture that I was looking at. was the one where you were standing by your workbench it looks like the front end of your trailer is dipped down

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  5. George,

    I'm so glad I was able to help you. I read you every day. I love your blog and your life is such an inspiration for many of us. Thank you, sir!

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    1. Hi José,

      That's wonderful for me to read, José.

      Thank you,
      George


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