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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2011, 06:04:14 PM »

  I hant been inside a KW in almost 10 years, and dont ever intend to again. Pretty much for all the above reasons. Every one ive been in I have been treated indfferently and the people are generally rude. They seem to have the opinion they are the only shop in town, and if you dont like it, there's the door. I found the door on my own. They are not the only camping supply around. Use the Web and you can always find a camper dealer somewhere.

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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2011, 06:45:19 PM »


This doesn’t make rather large woman very happy and she tells me flat out ... “You will not get these items unless you supply me with a telephone number and a zip code!”

But no .... You see the monkey never learns. 

LOL, I would have tested the envelope and told her I was a vagabond and did not own a phone. That stuff irritates me as well.
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2011, 08:22:15 PM »

Welcome aboard Hurricane. You summed up what little bit I was going to add to the conversation. Except that I would have bought a set of tires from the one in Wilsonville, Or if the help had only understood the questions I was asking about the tires and their mounting practices. I was even willing to loan them my 12X multiplier because they claimed they didn't have a torque wrench that went up to 500 pounds or a man strong enough to heft a wrench that size. Sorry CW, jokes on you, Will
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2011, 06:13:49 AM »


Now that is funny, only thing I heard this week funnier than that, was some guy telling everyone he was going to write how to do Safety Inspections on a bus and then two days later tells everyone "he had on 18 PSI in his tires!"  



wow, another shot at me Angry.

Yes, even folks who devote a lot of time and effort towards emphasizing safety make mistakes and/or have issues.  The thread is here:

http://www.eaglesinternational.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2404&sid=ab7983b4eb0c2eebe7c337126de5cd8b

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2011, 08:33:13 AM »


Now that is funny, only thing I heard this week funnier than that, was some guy telling everyone he was going to write how to do Safety Inspections on a bus and then two days later tells everyone "he had on 18 PSI in his tires!"  



wow, another shot at me Angry.

Yes, even folks who devote a lot of time and effort towards emphasizing safety make mistakes and/or have issues.  The thread is here:

http://www.eaglesinternational.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2404&sid=ab7983b4eb0c2eebe7c337126de5cd8b

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Well lookie there, and on my string, I am impressed.  I naturally figured you were one of the two who were ignoring me, must have been in error.  As Len is fond of saying “BCO ... Wrong again!”  Just because I have been absent from the old bus club, doesn’t necessarily mean I have not been paying attention.  I sneak over from time to time and take a gander at it. Actually there is a typo in that ... It should read "he had only 18 P.S.I. in his tires."

You don’t see the humor in someone who sells “Safety Systems” (tire monitors and the like) and fails to utilize them and then finds his tires with 18 P.S.I.? (which by the way, is a flat tire in Oklahoma, I don’t know what you call it in Colorado) 

Here is a guy who makes it his life mission to tell everyone “how to do it” and then he drops the ball on his own stuff ... You don’t find that amusing?  Well, excuse me. 

I do stooooooopid stuff all the time ... What I don't do is provide a link to it.  Lighten up. Meanwhile, I sincerely hope you can find time to resolve your issues and of course, put some air in your tires.

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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2011, 08:46:36 AM »

I thought you couldn't read a post if you were ignored I don't know for sure as I don't ignore anyone well maybe not with button lol but that was a cheap shoot Don taking something from another board,I take my shots at Jim sometimes but I do where he posted love you man

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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2011, 09:09:38 AM »

Nobody ever seen the cobbler's kids feet?

The mechanic's personal car?

So, what do you think Safety folks do?

Settle down, we need all the help and humility we can get in this hobby.

It would be pretty quiet if only perfect people posted.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2011, 09:41:31 AM »

BCO, I do see the humor in my mistakes.  That is why I post them - so other folks can laugh with me and, hopefully, benefit.  That is why I made the link available so that folks could see the comment in context.  If we don't post about our mistakes folks can't benefit.  In a thread a while ago Brian B caught heck about his approach to a problem that resulted in a costly mistake.  However, anyone reading that thread benefited.

I don't ignore anyone.  I read most of your posts on the main board and a few on the off topics forum as well.  In the past few months I have enjoyed many of your thread and posts. 

I get frustrated when you post negative things about me (directly or innuendo).  If it came in the form of friendly jabbing (like Clifford and other do), then I actually enjoy it.  Many times in the past, your jabbing has been less than friendly (some were downright personal) and I assumed that was the case this time as well.

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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2011, 11:03:32 AM »

I thought you couldn't read a post if you were ignored I don't know for sure as I don't ignore anyone well maybe not with button lol but that was a cheap shoot Don taking something from another board,I take my shots at Jim sometimes but I do where he posted love you man

good luck

What is that you often say, "trying to pole vault over an ant hill" or something like that?  What is the big deal, nothing here.  Just another "balanced opinion" was all it was.  The comment was directed to Van and no one else, look at it again, no links, no names, just something that I thought was funny (and I still do, to the point of being almost ludicrous, which is an adjective, which means something so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing).

If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, then it is gonna (most likely) be a duck.  

Now if I was out for cheap shots, I don't have to go very far to find one, they are all over the place.  You don't have to search the internet for them, swing a dead cat in any direction and you will find the fodder for them.

Contrary to what some might think ... I am not about that, and if I was, a lot of this and the bus club, would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Next time I will email it to Van and screw this _________ .

End of story.

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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2011, 01:57:22 PM »

I make mistakes all the time.  Sometimes, I am absolutely amazed by how dumb they seem in retrospect.  On our recent trip, I would hear a clicking that was in synch with the tire speed if I opened the toll window.  I inspected all the tires and wheel-wells several times as we went along and found nothing.  I inspected clearance on the drive shaft but found no problems.  I decided that it was something minor but would continue periodic checks as we went along.  About 500 miles into the trip, I thought to myself that I had the front tires removed before leaving.  Maybe the left wheel, which I was now convinced was making the sound, was not torqued properly.  I went to check it when we stopped.  The very first lug nut I grabbed could be turned by hand!  I got out the breaker bar and an extension and tightened it up, but it turned out that all the other nine nuts were fine.  I guess they really only missed that one.  I was absolutely amazed though that it had taken me 500 miles to think about checking the lugs.

By the way, the noise turned out to be the stainless steel wheel cover.  Through numerous R&R's the holes had been reamed out enough that it was flopping around as the wheel turned.  I only found that out when I was checking the lugs.  Now, I would expect that if anyone reading this had a similar noise problem, they might remember this tale and check the lugs and wheel cover.  If so, I have done good in reporting this.

After having an accident and breaking some ribs while working on my house some years ago, I was laughing about it with a friend who was a contractor.  I said that it seemed that I was prone to dumb mistakes like that.  He answered that it really happens to everyone, but I was just more open to ratting myself out.  Mistakes happen.  There is really an awful lot of stuff to keep on top of with these monsters.  Merely because one guy is an expert on engines does not mean he will not have an avoidable engine failure.  Merely because someone is an expert on AC does not mean that he will never be caught in the desert with a failed AC.  Same goes for safety stuff.  Sharing these stories, rather than pridefully keeping them a secret, is valuable to the rest of us.  I agree that the irony in a given situation can be funny, but it is only the more cautionary for the rest of us.  Until I reach the level of being infallible, I will continue to laugh with rather than at my fellow perps.

BACK ON TOPIC:  I enjoy walking through stores like CW even though I rarely buy anything there.  I love to see what gadgets and solutions they have on sale (even the many devices they have for things that I could not even conceive of as being problems).  It's sort of like a walk on a nature trail; you never know what you will find.
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2011, 05:29:12 PM »

Lin, i too had a clicking noise that i could only hear at low speeds, like you it took me a while, (200 miles-mostly on the freeway) to figure out that i had a couple of loose lug nuts.....one of the reasons that now nobody but me touches my wheels on any of my rigs. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2011, 05:50:35 PM »


Now that is funny, only thing I heard this week funnier than that, was some guy telling everyone he was going to write how to do Safety Inspections on a bus and then two days later tells everyone "he had on 18 PSI in his tires!"  



wow, another shot at me Angry.

Yes, even folks who devote a lot of time and effort towards emphasizing safety make mistakes and/or have issues.  The thread is here:

http://www.eaglesinternational.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2404&sid=ab7983b4eb0c2eebe7c337126de5cd8b

Jim


Well, Jim, If you hadn't been trying to hid your foo paw and get away with sump'n the board wouldn't be all over you....LOL  Seemed a good anecdote to remind us that we need to change batteries once in a while or every six years...whichever comes first.  Still, had it not been for your pressure pro system you might have been shopping for a new/different tire of a peculiar diameter.

Thanks for the post.

John
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2011, 06:38:02 PM »

the only people who dont make mistakes are the people who dont do anything.
Our bus had the clicking noise once, but it was a wheel bearing.
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2011, 07:18:05 PM »

  I found a pair or pliers up inside the wing of an airplane once. A certified A&E mechanic left them there, with his name clearly ground into them. I showed em to Bob. He looked at the name, laughed, and told me thats why you NEVER put your name on your tools, or why you just use someone elses. Its ludicrous to expect perfection, were human, we all make mistakes. The problem is that some people get farther through life before they make a mistake. All that does is stroke their ego, proving in thier mind they are infalible, and above everyone else. Only they usually make the biggest mistakes. Eventually.

  My flight surgeons Father was just such a man. He was a Dr., a flight surgeon, a commercial pilot, a flight instructor, had an A&E license, and was FAA certified as an inspector. He not only could work on his own airplane, he could sign it off himself, didnt need anyone looking over his shoulder. He's also dead by the way. The windshield he installed and signed off himself came in on him in flight.

  Laughing at the guy who makes a mistake only sets the trigger against yourself. Ive made a few. I didnt tighten the lugs nuts tight enough on a car of a girl I was dating. The wheel came off on her way home. Thankfully I learned the lesson young and re-doubled my efforts. And no, she never spoke to me again.

  A Beech Bonanza had had a complete teardown and airframe overhaul. After it was completed the mechanic and owner took it up for a test flight. On takeoff the plane made a several wild manuevers before crashing upside down nose first into the ground. It was found the aileron flight controls were reversed. Two well trained and highly capable people inspected it several times and it still killed them. So dont laugh. The last laugh could be on YOU.
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2011, 08:14:14 PM »

Sometimes folks fail to see the irony in things especially when it may concern them. You do have to chuckle a bit Jim!  Cheesy Don't feel like the lone ranger. I'm the thread tape guy that posted about my mistake. At least you know I'm checking my tire pressure before my next outing now. Folks learn more from their mistakes and we sure have our share of them around here!! Now your just one of the guys!
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