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Hmmm... no body here...(sounds of crickets)...

Enjoy!
yeah, it gets pretty quiet around here... but hey, some of my best thinking is done while it is quiet enough to hear the crickets. ;)

in my experience, new people find the forum, make a post or two, and then give up. somehow we have to draw in more people to post, and hang around a while.
i was posting in my camper renovation thread fairly regular. even if only to give people something to read. i do still post in it... though not much progress to post about lately.
 

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...Well you can't say that I haven/t tried...
Across the web; there seems to be a loss of interest in camping and posting to camping forums...

With the arrival of warmer weather, I expect that I will spend even less time at the computer.

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i think the biggest issue is that more people are migrating to big social-media, and away from forums. it is sad, as i always felt forums were like a community where people would hang out and share stories.
even my own personal forum, on my personal website (self-hosted) has a grand total of two members. myself and a guy that no longer visits.

i know from experience that running a forum is very expensive, and it is disappointing when people stop using it.

in any case, i will still be here, keeping the SPAM at bay, in case the forum comes back from the dead, or the parent company pulls the plug.
 
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Thank you!
I, personally detest big social media... I would much rather get first hand, in depth information (and pics).

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Well; yesterday was Friday (pizza night)...
As it happened I also received a copy of the new "Resident Evil" DVD from netflix...
The pizza (pepperoni & sausage with extra cheese & a bit of onion and garlic, (I enhance my pizzas with extra stuff)) was great, unfortunately the movie was not; I can recommend the pizza; can't recommend the movie (it was dark, slow and basically just another, almost boring, zombie movie; fans of the game might like it but I used the skip forward button a lot...

For lunch today... I'm thinking: Chili dog with Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue sauce, mustard, onion, relish and with fries on the side ...

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last good movie i watched was Emperor, with Tommy Lee Jones. i had expected an action movie, but was met with a drama. but that it was based on truth, made it interesting.

i liked the earlier Resident Evil movies, but grew tired as they seemed to reuse the same plot for each movie. i like a movie with an evolving plot.

the chili dog sounds good, though i will likely be eating Mc Donalds, as the family seems to have made it a weekend tradition. nothing says a good meal like grease and oil running down your chin (read as sarcasm).

but with better, warmer, weather returning to Maine, i hope to at least get some work done on my camper renovation.
 
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Speaking of warmer weather... I just brought the trash can back from the curb and noticed that the weeds are starting to turn green and the trees are starting to bud...
I guess Spring is here!
..time to start shopping for an electric lawn mower...
... and an air conditioner...

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

i seem to have developed Bronchitis (tested negative for Covid, and i am fully vaxed).

lawns are still mostly brown here, but the snow is mostly gone, except for deep woods patches. ground is still very soft though, so here in Maine, we are still in Mud season, not yet Spring. ;) but it is more pleasant outside, with the afternoon getting into the 50's.
 
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Good Morning!
...Its still cold in the morning (32 F this morning) should hit the 60s today; Niiice...
Still snow on the mountains....
Sliding window air conditioners seem to be pretty spendy...
...perhaps a mini-split.
... does anyone have a recommendation for a cordless lawnmower? Can't seem to find one, in the 21inch range, that has great ratings.

Its Friday (Pizza night; tonight) managed to find some of my favorite (Bridgeport) pepperoni...
This weeks Netflix DVD, Widow, (Russian) was a bust so perhaps I'll re-watch a classic; maybe 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954, multiple academy awards)... from the movie library/shelf.

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

had to take some fasting labs, so i am just now getting my first cup of coffee. ;)

Regarding the reference to "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", i loved that book and movie! :D

I think i am finally getting over my bronchitis, so i will likely be going back to work tomorrow. no more sitting on my butt, coughing my life away. ;)
 
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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

had to take some fasting labs, so i am just now getting my first cup of coffee. ;)

Regarding the reference to "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", i loved that book and movie! :D
I finished my first cup.. trying to limit caffeine...

I saw the movie in the theater... Mom took us kids to see it. I had been trying to get a copy on DVD for years and finally found it to complete my Jules Verne trifecta; 20,000 Leagues (1954), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959, also with James Mason), and Mysterious Island (1961)... (I have other, newer, Verne movies but these were the best movies and versions, IMO).

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

"April showers, bring May flowers"...
if that is true, i expect a field of wildflowers on the lawn, as we have had quite a bit of rain. ;)
 
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Good morning!!
Unfortunately we are still in a drought, here in Colorado.
Since its supposed to get to 70 deg. here today I expect to move the SUV into the front yard and wash it (using the water twice) in an effort to help the grass.

The mountains are in better shape water wise (I just looked and there is still snow on the taller ones).

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

i don't have a electric car, though i would like to be able to afford one...
found a tip online during random browsing, that stuck in my head. if you have a electric, or plug-in hybrid, and tent-camp, see if you can rent a RV campground space, and use the 50A RV power connection with a special charger, or adapter, to charge your car overnight.
i don't know the complete validity of that, but thought i would share the idea.

i suppose, if you had an RV with a 30A power connection, and if the power box has both 30A and 50A, you could in theory plug in both your RV and car, providing the RV A/C is not used...
just an idea, please do your own research before trying it...

so, my plans for today? at a minimum, i want to get dome detailed measurements of the camper interior space for drawing up in CAD. if i get to replacing the section of floor, great!
 
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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

I would like to wish a very happy Easter, to those celebrating!
to those not, Have a very happy Sunday!

I would also like to thank all the active users, that are helping to bring life back into this forum! (y) :D
 
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...And a happy Bunny day to all!...
It was a bit chilly this morning (near freezing).... even had a bit of frost on the windshield.
Take heart people Camping weather is coming!
Finely found Hershey's coco in the supermarket (a bit late, I know).
I've been doing malted milks (with ice cream, for a taste of yesteryear).

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

well, my father (employer) caught the bronchitis i had... so no work today.
perhaps i will get some work done on my camper. i don't take vacations at work, so i feel time off should be put to good use, when possible. :D it is just unfortunate that my father had to get sick for me to get time off. :(
 

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

weather is a mixture of pouring rain, and snow. not a good day to work outside...
at least my internet is back, for now.
 

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Good Morning!
Local weather today is forecast to be sunny and 78 degrees...
Need to go get air and oil filters for the vehicle then change the oil... (and wash the Explorer. if I'm feeling good).
Maybe its time to water the pine tree...

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Good Morning, Everyone!

Got my vehicle filters; for a change, wallymart had all of them so I didn't have to go to multiple stores.
around noon I will put on some grubby (clean but stained from past maintenance, crawl under the vehicle) clothing, jack up the vehicle and do the oil (Valvoline 10w-30). I will also check the auto transmission fluid level (spring and fall check) along with both differentials (spring and fall check and the transfer case (spring and fall check), and add fluids where needed (monthly check) finally I will go over the vehicle checking for potential problems, in the drive line, and suspension, and things that need to be addressed (like tire, air pressure and wear patterns).

Tomorrow, I will make a trip to recycle the used oil. and look at installing the new bedroom window air conditioner.

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