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Old 06-12-2021, 09:46 PM   #8841
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Is that a 5th wheel or gooseneck conversion??
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It looks to be goosneck.
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Old 06-12-2021, 09:54 PM   #8842
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Is that a 5th wheel or gooseneck conversion??
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Probably gooseneck. I talked to him yesterday at a distance from the rig. Today I rode by on my bicycle and took this pic from the street.
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:34 PM   #8843
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Oh, look! Heres something I actually saw in an RV park.
This gentleman bought and installed an apparatus to convert his bumper pull trailer to function as a 5th wheel. He said it was manufactured by a company in Houston, Texas.

I wonder how that compares to a Propride...
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electric is "attached to the Grid" that is bad
electric can cause comfort, that is bad.

but if you milk cows for drinking milk, you can't milk by hand so you need electric for machines and pasteurization . that electric comes from a generator.


in the 70-and 80's Amish contractors had phones installed in a box outside the house, "call me at 6:00 AM to talk to me about work" That phone was "attached to the grid". But its out of the home and required to make money, that is OK.
cell phone is not "attached to the Grid", that is OK.


I used to get a kick out of the kids using GPS in the buggy. come on now, they have a range of maybe 10 miles, and they have been over those same 10 miles over and over, and they need a GPS?
We're now seeing a lot of Amish homes with solar panels for capturing their own electricity.
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We were using TT for a year we arrived riding the ranger cart looking for a long enough site. We saw another Berkshire had just pulled out of one and said we wanted it. I got the Jeep and my hubby followed along with the coach. I park the Jeep and check out the site. He needs very little direction. Id noticed the couple next door came out. I think theyd gotten more of a show from the coach that had just left. Our Berkshire went in quickly and quietly. Think we disappointed them
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:54 PM   #8846
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I guess the portable tank was a bit heavy...
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I can see a guy buying a 350/3500 to pull a trailer that could easily be pulled with a 150/1500 - but this takes overkill to another level entirely.
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:08 AM   #8848
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I can see a guy buying a 350/3500 to pull a trailer that could easily be pulled with a 150/1500 - but this takes overkill to another level entirely.
agreed... you would think if it was really that heavy he would have a 5th wheel hitch on that tank...
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agreed... you would think if it was really that heavy he would have a 5th wheel hitch on that tank...
or he could buy a small truck just to drag his sewer tank to the dump station.
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electric is "attached to the Grid" that is bad
electric can cause comfort, that is bad.

but if you milk cows for drinking milk, you can't milk by hand so you need electric for machines and pasteurization . that electric comes from a generator."


LOL ... and just exactly how do you think cows were milked before the REA ran electric lines to the farm and ranches across the country? That didn't happen until the mid-50's in this area.

Grew up on a farm and we milked cows by hand for drinking and never had an electric 'milking machine'.
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or he could buy a small truck just to drag his sewer tank to the dump station.
I have that same tank. It does get pretty heavy when it's full.

40 gallons * 8.34 = 333.6 lbs.

I use my golf cart but sometimes you just have to use whatever you have...
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LOL ... and just exactly how do you think cows were milked before the REA ran electric lines to the farm and ranches across the country? That didn't happen until the mid-50's in this area.

Grew up on a farm and we milked cows by hand for drinking and never had an electric 'milking machine'.
If you milk by hand the product can only be used in cheese. I suspect it was different in 50s. I was not around than.
Neither was 90% of the laws they made to protect us
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I guess the portable tank was a bit heavy...

Kind of looks like that truck has some tail squat, must be a really heavy "load".
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Kind of looks like that truck has some tail squat, must be a really heavy "load".
Yeah, there's a lot of crap on the back
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If you milk by hand the product can only be used in cheese. I suspect it was different in 50s. I was not around than.
Neither was 90% of the laws they made to protect us
NEVER sold the milk.

Fresh whole milk was kept in the frig. for family consumption. The balance was run thru a separator that separated the cream from the milk.

The separated milk was fed to the barn cats and sucking calves.

The cream (and excess eggs) were taken to town and sold to one or two grocery stores that purchased cream and eggs...usually once a week. Used to be a common thing years ago.

The unused skim milk that turned sour was fed to the turkeys, ducks ad chickens that ate it up like candy. Nothing went to waste.
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NEVER sold the milk.

Fresh whole milk was kept in the frig. for family consumption. The balance was run thru a separator that separated the cream from the milk.

The separated milk was fed to the barn cats and sucking calves.

The cream (and excess eggs) were taken to town and sold to one or two grocery stores that purchased cream and eggs...usually once a week. Used to be a common thing years ago.

The unused skim milk that turned sour was fed to the turkeys, ducks ad chickens that ate it up like candy. Nothing went to waste.
While growing up in the late 50's early 60's we had 2 milk cows on the farm. Grandpa would milk them in the mornings, dad milked them in the evenings. The milk was mainly used for consumption by our family of 9 after the cream was separated. About once a week Mom and us kids would churn the butter and buttermilk, make curds and whey (aka cottage cheese). About once a month during summer we got treated to fresh homemade ice cream. We also raised our own chickens for eggs and meat, abandoned / motherless calves for beef.
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While growing up in the late 50's early 60's we had 2 milk cows on the farm. Grandpa would milk them in the mornings, dad milked them in the evenings. The milk was mainly used for consumption by our family of 9 after the cream was separated. About once a week Mom and us kids would churn the butter and buttermilk, make curds and whey (aka cottage cheese). About once a month during summer we got treated to fresh homemade ice cream. We also raised our own chickens for eggs and meat, abandoned / motherless calves for beef.
Not at all unlike my time growing up on the farm. Milk morning and evening. Butter was 'homemade' like yours - don't think tried 'store bought margarine' until near the mid - 60's & never much cared for it so have always used real butter, store bought now of course. Never could stomach buttermilk or cottage cheese. Home made ice cream in a hand crank ice cream maker only in the winter when ice was available that we chopped out of the slough. Butchered a cow every fall along with about 100 chickens - meat for the year. And raised a big garden plus a potato plot so never bought spuds with 8 in the family. And always home made bread, rolls.
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Not at all unlike my time growing up on the farm. Milk morning and evening. Butter was 'homemade' like yours - don't think tried 'store bought margarine' until near the mid - 60's & never much cared for it so have always used real butter, store bought now of course. Never could stomach buttermilk or cottage cheese. Home made ice cream in a hand crank ice cream maker only in the winter when ice was available that we chopped out of the slough. Butchered a cow every fall along with about 100 chickens - meat for the year. And raised a big garden plus a potato plot so never bought spuds with 8 in the family. And always home made bread, rolls.

And life was good.
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Not at all unlike my time growing up on the farm. Milk morning and evening. Butter was 'homemade' like yours - don't think tried 'store bought margarine' until near the mid - 60's & never much cared for it so have always used real butter, store bought now of course. Never could stomach buttermilk or cottage cheese. Home made ice cream in a hand crank ice cream maker only in the winter when ice was available that we chopped out of the slough. Butchered a cow every fall along with about 100 chickens - meat for the year. And raised a big garden plus a potato plot so never bought spuds with 8 in the family. And always home made bread, rolls.
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And life was good.
Nothing tastes better than a cold glass of buttermilk on a hot summer day. The only part I didn't like with the garden was weeding, but the tomato fights were fun and last until the spoiled ones were gone or we got caught.
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Nothing tastes better than a cold glass of buttermilk on a hot summer day. The only part I didn't like with the garden was weeding, but the tomato fights were fun and last until the spoiled ones were gone or we got caught.
Strawberries were fun like that too.
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