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Old 09-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Eeekkk, watch yourself out there.

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"Complaining that his legs felt like spaghetti, Utah resident Gregg Richey had a right to complain. The father of two was putting out his RV's awning near Cedar City, Utah, when lightning hit him, stopping his heart. Richey's father quickly responded, giving chest compressions. When the man regained consciousness, his family transported him to a hospital when cell phones couldn't summon aid. Richey was released after observation."

Now That is a real good reason for having a remote awning actuator, or at least some insulating gloves to wear when setting up your RV in inclement weather.. I'm surprised the chest compressions worked and he didn't need an AED, but whew, that must have been an electrifying experience.
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If OC & Turbo see this they will be adding (Lightning Rods) as a assy.for the Awuning Pole & Bracket Kits! Youroo!!
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If OC & Turbo see this they will be adding (Lightning Rods) as a assy.for the Awuning Pole & Bracket Kits! Youroo!!
That would be AWESOME, maybe we could use the lighting rod for a flagpole...
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That would be AWESOME, maybe we could use the lighting rod for a flagpole...

Or to charge your battery.
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Or to charge your battery.
Or power your flux capacitor
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If OC & Turbo see this they will be adding (Lightning Rods) as a assy.for the Awuning Pole & Bracket Kits! Youroo!!
LOL....but true!



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This is why I let my wife do it!
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and now i know what task ill send my inlaws to do each and every time they insist on coming camping with us!!
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and now i know what task ill send my inlaws to do each and every time they insist on coming camping with us!!
What are you going to say when they ask you why there is a kite and a key attached to the awning?

My in-laws never appreciated the aluminum foil raincoats I got them.
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What are you going to say when they ask you why there is a kite and a key attached to the awning?

My in-laws never appreciated the aluminum foil raincoats I got them.
lol, ill tell em is for the grand kid......an educational tool.....and they would never want to interfere with that!! lol
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Or to charge your battery.
Set that lightening rod on your positive post = direct current (DC) no converter required.
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lol, ill tell em is for the grand kid......an educational tool.....and they would never want to interfere with that!! lol
That works, thanks for the tip.

I remember my wife asking me why I didn't care for her family. I asked her how could she say that....and for the record I liked her mother-in-law a lot better than my m-i-l.

I did steal the above from a joke.
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Set that lightening rod on your positive post = direct current (DC) no converter required.
BOOM, whater all them battery parts all over the place...
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That works, thanks for the tip.

I remember my wife asking me why I didn't care for her family. I asked her how could she say that....and for the record I liked her mother-in-law a lot better than my m-i-l.

I did steal the above from a joke.
Would that be that "trophy wife" you told me about last night?

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That works, thanks for the tip.

I remember my wife asking me why I didn't care for her family. I asked her how could she say that....and for the record I liked her mother-in-law a lot better than my m-i-l.

I did steal the above from a joke.
I had to read the MIL thing twice
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heh, wait 'til he answers my question, LOL

that guy is a walking joke book I'm tellin ya! Had DH and I laughin our arses off last night.
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Would that be that "trophy wife" you told me about last night?

/snark

The same. You must be referring to when I told you that I had me one of those trophy wives.............but it just wasn't for first place.

again, copied from a joke



Garbonz, I apologize for the thread hijack. I have sent you a PM asking if you want me to go ahead and move all these wise cracks. I get to laughing and playing around, and lose sight some times.
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LOL, yep, that'd be the one! LOL
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hijack away, this is WAAAY to much fun too stop now.. maybe we need a ground rod at every camp sight. I remember when sailing, folks used to hook jumper cables to their rigging and throw it overboard, like that was gonna do anything. Remember the Reverend from caddy shack, when it your time, that'sit.
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