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Old 05-31-2017, 11:28 AM   #1301
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New tool arrived today. No more worring about air while on the road. Never had a problem with air but it always concerned me

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You're gonna love that compressor, works great, airs up fast. I also use it to blow out the water lines for winter. I have three air compressors of different sizes and this is my favorite!
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I'm doing research now for the 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. From what I have read the 4 campgrounds are pretty much dry camping. They do have some power sites, its actually gen power by the cg, and water. No sewer anywhere.

Since the power is supplied by the cg gen I might as well just use my gen. I don't like dry camping but for 4-6 days I can rough it out. Its also first come first served but you can and should get reservations.

So if anyone here wants to joins us we can plan to meet somewhere a few miles away, I read there is a casino close by and its a good place to meet up, and then we drive to the cg together. That way we all camp next to each other.

From my reading it seems good to get there 1 day before it starts and stay at least 4 days or more.

Anyone have experience here or suggestions please let me know.

Also who's interested in going. Dino?? Dave?? Kev?? Don?? Anyone??

I know its 1 1/2 years away but I have lots of other trips planned so I need to look into this now. Also booking a camp site needs to be done in advance. I know I'll be stopping in several areas of Arizona before N.M. and maybe a city of two after. SO the planning is starting.

THanks Jerry

I think joining up and caravaning to the CG is a great idea Jerry! Planning is a must!! Angie and I are going this year and we had to make reservations as soon as last year's (2016) Fiesta was over. We are staying for 4 days (Thur-Sun) the first week of the Fiesta. Yes, it is dry camping but the Fiesta will supply water if needed for a fee. There will also be a "honey" wagon available to dump your "stuff" for a fee also. FREE shuttle to the balloon launch area is provided via "Yellow Dogs". Visit the Fiesta website often to get updates and especially when this years Fiesta is over, that's when they open up reservations for 2018!!

We are in for 2018!!!!

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Old 05-31-2017, 11:41 AM   #1303
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This is the unit we have on our MH...Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:23 PM   #1304
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This is the unit we have on our MH...Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit
Dino I have the same unit and really like the compact size and power. I use mine for the rv, ,motorcycle, and truck. A little pricey but I feel its worth the money.

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Old 05-31-2017, 06:34 PM   #1305
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Dino I have the same unit and really like the compact size and power. I use mine for the rv, ,motorcycle, and truck. A little pricey but I feel its worth the money.

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It is definitely worth the money Kev!!!

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Old 05-31-2017, 09:13 PM   #1306
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Atomic Radio Controlled Travel Alarm Clock

Wanted to share the HITO153; Atomic Radio Controlled Travel Alarm Clock w/ Date, Temperature, Week, Alarm Status, Back-light + Smart Auto Light- Battery Operated (2 AA batteries)

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Pic 3: clock in dark room w/ Back-light (press the Light/Snooze bar on top)

Found this on Amazon.

Yo Jerry...I bet Maria would love this!!!!
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Yeah ive been looking at this one in fact its sitting in my amazon cart waiting to buy it
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Old 06-01-2017, 01:36 AM   #1308
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Yeah ive been looking at this one in fact its sitting in my amazon cart waiting to buy it
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Old 06-01-2017, 01:37 AM   #1309
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Finally made it, officially retired as of 4:30 today, Woo Hoo!!! I've worked for 54 years and have never been unemployed, REALLY going to seem strange not going to work!!!
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Old 06-01-2017, 01:44 AM   #1310
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Finally made it, officially retired as of 4:30 today, Woo Hoo!!! I've worked for 54 years and have never been unemployed, REALLY going to seem strange not going to work!!!
You'll get used to it fast Dave. Its nice


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Congrats Dave enjoy your retirement. It won't take long to get use to the retired life.

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Old 06-01-2017, 12:40 PM   #1313
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Finally made it, officially retired as of 4:30 today, Woo Hoo!!! I've worked for 54 years and have never been unemployed, REALLY going to seem strange not going to work!!!
Congrats on your retirement and welcome to the "club"!!!!

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Finally made it, officially retired as of 4:30 today, Woo Hoo!!! I've worked for 54 years and have never been unemployed, REALLY going to seem strange not going to work!!!
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Finally made it, officially retired as of 4:30 today, Woo Hoo!!! I've worked for 54 years and have never been unemployed, REALLY going to seem strange not going to work!!!
Congrats!!! That will be me on July 1!
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New 39" Vizio TV install

During my last trip i finally had the chance to try the cg cable. All 3 tvs got nothing. The Seiki tvs did not have the qam tuners. So it was time to replace them

The bedroom and outside tv will be replaced with Samsung 32". Because they sit in a cabinet i can not put a larger one in. Costco has them for $179. They are not smart tvs but i dont need them to be. Ill get the tvs when my buddy buys 800 rounds of 30.06 that i dont need anymore. That should be next week.

I know the 2018s now have 40" tvs in the living area. I did some research and a 40 will not fit without sticking out into the hallway. But the 39" Vizio from Costco $219 fits perfect with a mod to the bracket.

I called Thor and was told they use 3/4" plywood as the backer for the tv bracket and it has a weight capacity of 20 pounds.

The Vizio weighs 14 pounds so i was good there. The old tv weiggted 10.5 pounds.

The bracket is screwed into the wall/backer with 6 wood screws. The mounting plate is screwed into this bracket with 4 self tapping screws. The bracket that screws into the tv mounts/attaches to the mounting plate.

I had to remove the 4 self tapping screws on the mounting plate and move it one hole over. This was needed to keep the tv from hitting the cabinets. Two screws went into the old holes and i had to make new holes. All wires and plug went in no problem. The picture is way better and i got 160 digital channels after the scan. I did need to put a self sticking felt type pad behind the tvs corner because it was touching the wall.

Heres some pics of before, the install, and after.

In the pic with the blue tape on the bracket i used that to catch the metal shavings that was created by the self tapping screws

If you have questions let me know.

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Old 06-01-2017, 09:19 PM   #1317
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New 39" Vizio TV install

During my last trip i finally had the chance to try the cg cable. All 3 tvs got nothing. The Seiki tvs did not have the qam tuners. So it was time to replace them

The bedroom and outside tv will be replaced with Samsung 32". Because they sit in a cabinet i can not put a larger one in. Costco has them for $179. They are not smart tvs but i dont need them to be. Ill get the tvs when my buddy buys 800 rounds of 30.06 that i dont need anymore. That should be next week.

I know the 2018s now have 40" tvs in the living area. I did some research and a 40 will not fit without sticking out into the hallway. But the 39" Vizio from Costco $219 fits perfect with a mod to the bracket.

I called Thor and was told they use 3/4" plywood as the backer for the tv bracket and it has a weight capacity of 20 pounds.

The Vizio weighs 14 pounds so i was good there. The old tv weiggted 10.5 pounds.

The bracket is screwed into the wall/backer with 6 wood screws. The mounting plate is screwed into this bracket with 4 self tapping screws. The bracket that screws into the tv mounts/attaches to the mounting plate.

I had to remove the 4 self tapping screws on the mounting plate and move it one hole over. This was needed to keep the tv from hitting the cabinets. Two screws went into the old holes and i had to make new holes. All wires and plug went in no problem. The picture is way better and i got 160 digital channels after the scan. I did need to put a self sticking felt type pad behind the tvs corner because it was touching the wall.

Heres some pics of before, the install, and after.

In the pic with the blue tape on the bracket i used that to catch the metal shavings that was created by the self tapping screws

If you have questions let me know.

Jerry
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Nice upgrade ! I replaced my bedroom tv with a Visio 32" E series which has screen mirroring and Netflix etc
Next will be the outside and living area the newer tvs scan so many more channels and the picture is night and day difference ! You got me thinking about a 39" now Hahahaha
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:38 PM   #1318
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Jerry, that 39" looks good!!! I'm supposed to get my coach back from warranty repair on Saturday. I only changed out two of my tv's, bedroom and living room. Think I'll take the living room tv and move it to the outside and put a Visio like yours in the living room. I had measured once before to see what would fit and knew a 40" would be tight, I'll get the 39" now. We're going to the beach in Galveston for six days the end of the month, be there over the fourth, be nice to have a larger tv.

Did you have to enlarge the mounting holes for the Visio, I had to for my Samsungs. Again, great job!!!
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:19 PM   #1319
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New 39" Vizio TV install

During my last trip i finally had the chance to try the cg cable. All 3 tvs got nothing. The Seiki tvs did not have the qam tuners. So it was time to replace them

The bedroom and outside tv will be replaced with Samsung 32". Because they sit in a cabinet i can not put a larger one in. Costco has them for $179. They are not smart tvs but i dont need them to be. Ill get the tvs when my buddy buys 800 rounds of 30.06 that i dont need anymore. That should be next week.

I know the 2018s now have 40" tvs in the living area. I did some research and a 40 will not fit without sticking out into the hallway. But the 39" Vizio from Costco $219 fits perfect with a mod to the bracket.

I called Thor and was told they use 3/4" plywood as the backer for the tv bracket and it has a weight capacity of 20 pounds.

The Vizio weighs 14 pounds so i was good there. The old tv weiggted 10.5 pounds.

The bracket is screwed into the wall/backer with 6 wood screws. The mounting plate is screwed into this bracket with 4 self tapping screws. The bracket that screws into the tv mounts/attaches to the mounting plate.

I had to remove the 4 self tapping screws on the mounting plate and move it one hole over. This was needed to keep the tv from hitting the cabinets. Two screws went into the old holes and i had to make new holes. All wires and plug went in no problem. The picture is way better and i got 160 digital channels after the scan. I did need to put a self sticking felt type pad behind the tvs corner because it was touching the wall.

Heres some pics of before, the install, and after.

In the pic with the blue tape on the bracket i used that to catch the metal shavings that was created by the self tapping screws

If you have questions let me know.

Jerry
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Nice job Jerry...how many channels were you getting with the previous TV?

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Old 06-02-2017, 12:35 AM   #1320
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Jerry, that 39" looks good!!! I'm supposed to get my coach back from warranty repair on Saturday. I only changed out two of my tv's, bedroom and living room. Think I'll take the living room tv and move it to the outside and put a Visio like yours in the living room. I had measured once before to see what would fit and knew a 40" would be tight, I'll get the 39" now. We're going to the beach in Galveston for six days the end of the month, be there over the fourth, be nice to have a larger tv.

Did you have to enlarge the mounting holes for the Visio, I had to for my Samsungs. Again, great job!!!

Dave,
Vizio has small screws/bolts for the mounting bracket. You will need to buy 4 of them if you don't already have them. They don't come with the mounting screws. They are M-4. I had to call Vizio to get the size. Rep said M-4x12mm is the hole. I went to Home Depot and bought M-4x16mm bolts. The 16mm was a tad long but I used a star washer and regular washer. It snugged up tight.

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