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Old 04-22-2018, 07:42 PM   #5181
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You won't have to worry about weight distribution if you replace that tongue jack foot with a wheel.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:50 PM   #5182
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:38 AM   #5183
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Yup. Friday the 13th is when this Cougar blew over. Permanently parked near us at Crazy Acres in Ackley, IA.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:39 AM   #5184
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Yup. Friday the 13th is when this Cougar blew over. Permanently parked near us at Crazy Acres in Ackley, IA.
That doesn't make for a good day. Was it a tornado?
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:19 AM   #5185
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Yup. Friday the 13th is when this Cougar blew over. Permanently parked near us at Crazy Acres in Ackley, IA.


I notice that some pictures on this site publish sideways. Is that what happened here?
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:33 AM   #5186
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we had to drive up to Ames Iowa for a wedding that Friday it sure was windy
there were no semi's going north and south
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:10 AM   #5187
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If you'll forgive me sidetracking for a minute, I'd like to address this statement:

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I notice that some pictures on this site publish sideways. ...
The site actually has nothing to do with how the pictures are orientated. When they show up sideways (or upside-down) it's because the picture was taken that way. Now a days a lot of people are snapping pictures with their cell phones. It's a convenient camera you almost always have with you. Unfortunately, this leads to issues with digital photos and their orientation. Cell phones only have one way that they consider as 'up'. Whenever a phone gets turned for taking a photo, it takes the picture as the phone sees it, which means, if you have your phone sideways, then the picture is captured sideways.

The phone then adds some information to the picture about which way the phone was turned when the picture was taken. This information is used to tell the phone (and select other programs) which way to turn the photo so that it will display right-side up. It does this because it's faster to save the photo this way instead of actually trying to rotate the photo so it's saved right side up when it saves.

The downfall of that though is when you upload your photos, you have no guarantee if the person who's now viewing your photo has the right software to know how to read the extra information your phone inserted in the sideways photo to tell it to turn the picture the right way. And sometimes, that orientation information gets lost in translation as well, as it might go from your phone to your computer to the site you upload it to.

This particularly became an issue with the iPhones when they introduced the ability for using the volume up button to snap a picture. While it seems this is the natural way to hold a camera, it actually puts the camera upside down from what the phone considers as its natural 'up' position.

If you want more information about the whole shenanigans and why it happens and how to fix the pictures, there's a bunch of articles like this one floating around the web:

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-my-p...deways-1701398

Now, back on track...

Was that a seasonal site? It's a little bare for what I would normally see for a seasonal, but the extra stuff laying around seems to indicate the site was kind of 'packed up'. I wonder if the owner even knew about it being blown over. If not, they could be in for one heck of a surprise when they show up to open up the site.

Edit: Never mind, just went back and noticed your statement "Permanently parked". So, yeah, now I'm really curious if they even know about it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:34 AM   #5188
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Didn't want to quote you to long, but I differ. I have never taken a photo sideways, but once in awhile mine will post sideways, other times no. I have a Samsung note 5, also they will show the right orientation in my gallery. That only happens in Tapatalk.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:48 AM   #5189
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Probably most happy he doesnt have a dozen years of payments ahead of him.


Probably built right the first time, and did not take years to fix all of the bugs.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:37 AM   #5190
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Um...it was a joke...
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:40 PM   #5191
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If you'll forgive me sidetracking for a minute, I'd like to address this statement:



The site actually has nothing to do with how the pictures are orientated. When they show up sideways (or upside-down) it's because the picture was taken that way. Now a days a lot of people are snapping pictures with their cell phones. It's a convenient camera you almost always have with you. Unfortunately, this leads to issues with digital photos and their orientation. Cell phones only have one way that they consider as 'up'. Whenever a phone gets turned for taking a photo, it takes the picture as the phone sees it, which means, if you have your phone sideways, then the picture is captured sideways.

The phone then adds some information to the picture about which way the phone was turned when the picture was taken. This information is used to tell the phone (and select other programs) which way to turn the photo so that it will display right-side up. It does this because it's faster to save the photo this way instead of actually trying to rotate the photo so it's saved right side up when it saves.

The downfall of that though is when you upload your photos, you have no guarantee if the person who's now viewing your photo has the right software to know how to read the extra information your phone inserted in the sideways photo to tell it to turn the picture the right way. And sometimes, that orientation information gets lost in translation as well, as it might go from your phone to your computer to the site you upload it to.

This particularly became an issue with the iPhones when they introduced the ability for using the volume up button to snap a picture. While it seems this is the natural way to hold a camera, it actually puts the camera upside down from what the phone considers as its natural 'up' position.

If you want more information about the whole shenanigans and why it happens and how to fix the pictures, there's a bunch of articles like this one floating around the web:

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-my-p...deways-1701398

Now, back on track...

Was that a seasonal site? It's a little bare for what I would normally see for a seasonal, but the extra stuff laying around seems to indicate the site was kind of 'packed up'. I wonder if the owner even knew about it being blown over. If not, they could be in for one heck of a surprise when they show up to open up the site.

Edit: Never mind, just went back and noticed your statement "Permanently parked". So, yeah, now I'm really curious if they even know about it.
Yes. The owner lives nearby and took the pics I posted. The camper is now set with the rubber on the ground. I will post pics once I get them.
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Um...it was a joke...
I got the humor and thought it was cleverly witty.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:14 PM   #5193
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:23 PM   #5194
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Not at a campground but in a truck stop parking lot.Attachment 169332
I found a similar wiring job when I took down my Wildcat's coroplast.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:46 PM   #5195
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I found a similar wiring job when I took down my Wildcat's coroplast.
Forest River must HAVE wired that, just seen a picture of a battery cut off, looks the same. Exposed wires everywhere.
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Um...it was a joke...
Hmmmm... a joke with a 1000 miles of words to go an inch
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I got the humor and thought it was cleverly witty.
Ditto!
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I found a similar wiring job when I took down my Wildcat's coroplast.


Take a closer look at how the hitch is attached to the back of the bus.
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Take a closer look at how the hitch is attached to the back of the bus.
It's cloudy but, is there a chain on the hitch reciever that is holding it centered or from bending? Yikes.
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