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Old 11-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #151
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Also, nobody up here has ever heard of sand, so instead of my usual manly, purposeful stride, I'm reduced to mincing along like a little old lady for the next six months whenever I'm outside (sometimes I really miss the south...).
Have you tried Yac Trax? They work very well actually and will help you to ease up on that "little old lady" stride a bit.



Stay warm,

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #152
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Hey they changed my status to "Senior Member". Any privilege for being in that designated group? I had a great time posting and getting a lot of information in this forum which made me a senior member...over 100 post. I wonder what is next? For a moment there when I was a newbie in this forum I thought a senior member is someone that has been in this forum forever...lol

Please post a pic of your covered rig here, it maybe interesting seeing different kinds of covers other A-framer uses. This will give me
some ideas on what cover to get for next season too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #153
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Have you tried Yac Trax? They work very well actually and will help you to ease up on that "little old lady" stride a bit.



Stay warm,

Deb
I've got something similar -with big honkin' spikes on the bottom (tough on the carpets though.... I just like to grumble.

ko777 - the interesting part will be this coming spring when we pull the covers off and see how our campers made out.
Next fall when all the "what do I do?" threads start up, you'll be dispensing sage advice to the rookies...senior member and all!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #154
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ko777 - the interesting part will be this coming spring when we pull the covers off and see how our campers made out.
Next fall when all the "what do I do?" threads start up, you'll be dispensing sage advice to the rookies...senior member and all!
Yes I can't wait for that day we pull the covers off and I hope no surprises. The problem with rushing covering my rig is that there are stuff I have left in there that I need now but I won't take the cover off for that mistake.

Hey we join this forum the same month and a few more post you will be a "Senior Member" too, do you think newbies will trust/read our post more?
Join the Senior Member club and celebrate
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #155
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Did it!

Next spring we'll have to meet at Lake Superior Provincial Park or somesuch halfway point.
We can sit around and be a couple of grizzled old veterans.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #156
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Congratulations on reaching the coveted status of Senior Member! Although your official swearing-in will have to wait until the next Gathering, you may begin wearing the Official Senior Member Robe and Cap and carrying the Hiking Stick of Office at once. Chicken feet are optional. Here's a quick run-down of your new privileges and obligations.

1. You may cut in line at any camping event with impunity, whether the line is for the bathroom, S'mores, or even the check-in line at the entrance. If anyone gives you grief about it, show them these rules.
2. All communications from you must be worded in such a way as to sound fully informed and supremely confident, even if you haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about. You perhaps have noticed that I've been modeling this behavior for months in light of your impending status upgrade.
3. As Senior Members a pro rata share of all dues and initiation fees collected from Junior Members and Noobs will be deposited periodically in your bank account. To facilitate the funds transfer, send me your banking information ASAP.
4. Be respectful of all Moderators. Remember, you do not outrank them. They have the power to delete you. You can tell a moderator from a distance by the ermine trim on their Robes, the ostrich feather in their Caps, and the Tiki Torch of Office. You may not cut in line ahead of a Moderator, and when asked you must cook their hot dog exactly to order, lest you be whomped upside the head with the aforesaid Tiki Torch.
5. Likewise, be kind and tolerant toward all those of lower rank. If they survive the hazing at the next Gathering they may someday become Senior Members themselves and be allowed to wreak vengeance upon you. You don't want to have that happen. Don't ask me how I know.

That should do it for now. If the drugs wear off and I remember more I'll let you know.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #157
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That should do it for now. If the drugs wear off and I remember more I'll let you know.
more please, if you are viewing this in your iPad: lol
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6. When addressing fellow Senior Members in public or when a Junior Member is present, address each other as "Enlightened One." If given permission to speak in the presence of a Moderator, address him or her as "Exalted One." Otherwise just between us Mucky-Mucks a simple "Psst! Hey Buddy!" will suffice. This should have been covered in your new member orientation, had you been paying attention.

And this just in: Use of the Secret Sign has been discontinued after reports that some new members were badly injured using it at a biker bar...
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #159
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Well, I guess I'm OK as long as there isn't some sort of ...senior member's proficiency test. You know -the kind where they expect you to do unreasonable, outlandish stuff like:

- Light a campfire without the use of accelerants, road flares or prohibited military ordnance...

- Back a trailer into a narrow (less than 30 yards) site within 10 tries...

- Manage the previous without resorting to colourful language...

- Manage the previous without sweating profusely...

or my personal bugaboo:
- Ensure your fly is done up before the respectable folks from the next site over show up to have a look at your RV...
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #160
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Those were all considered but the failure rate was over 100%, what with some in the sample failing 5 or more times. Amazingly, it was the fly thing that knocked most of them out. Eventually it was decided: no test.

As I'm feeling somewhat humor impaired this morning, and given that this thread has bounced around from topic to topic so much, I'm going to suggest a project for anyone interested this winter: make a fire piston. I thought of this from your remark, Don, about starting a fire sans incendiaries.

Search for "fire piston" on YouTube and you'll soon be intrigued, I think. I was. There are at least a half dozen videos about how to make one. I made two attempts late last winter--dismal failures, both--and finally stumbled across one available commercially (http://sparxgear.com/videos/). But making one yourself is such a Macho Guy thing to do that I might give it another go this year.
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