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Old 11-26-2007, 07:09 PM   #295
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Wow!!!!! What a story! Glad you're all ok.... you probably could have taken several other campers to the moon with you if conditions had been right when the spark hit the line!

When I worked at the hospital in Bemidji, I helped admit a couple who had been staying in a cabin where the gas refridgerator leaked. I'll never get the picture of the woman out of my mind!! She had her hair in curlers and she was just thrashing about moving her head from side to side. She ended up not coming out of it.... the little boy died... and the husband survived. (If that's the proper term in those circumstances..)

Very glad you were spared!!

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:25 PM   #296
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talk about having gas! i hope a detector is on the shopping list.
so, did you solve the fountain problem with a compressor? LOL
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:59 AM   #297
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I'm confused....

how does an "open" propane line NOT leak??? was it plugged with dirt, or something, that finally worked its way out?

you also said that you had found this "open" line before...and removed it, and capped it off. ????
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:06 PM   #298
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I'm confused....

how does an "open" propane line NOT leak??? was it plugged with dirt, or something, that finally worked its way out?

you also said that you had found this "open" line before...and removed it, and capped it off. ????
It was open, and did not leak. Nothing was found around the end of the open line to indicate anything had ever been in it, other than propane. I had seen the open line before, and opted not to remove it, since it was obviously not connected on the other end (not leaking), and had been that way for god knows how many years before we got the trailer.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:19 PM   #299
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oh...I must've mis-read.

still, though...far out that propane wouldn't have constantly poured out of that line, from the moment you turned on your propane tanks. (There must've been a mud-dawber nest in there, or something?). nevermind the hazzards of propane exposure...it would have emptied the tanks rather quickly, if it wasn't plugged somehow.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:54 PM   #300
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Hey Terry, now that you have been in the 31ft for a while now I was wondering what your thoughts are for full timing trailer choice: if it were today and you were given the choice would you stick with a 31 ft narrow body or opt to change to a wide body 25ft?
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #301
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Okay, this is the 6th attempt over the course of the last week to reply to this.
I would take the 31' narrow body over even another 31' wide body.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:30 PM   #302
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Terry,

That's good info to know. Personally, I like the width of the Flying Cloud for where we travel and camp. I don't know if it's too tight to live in as we've not spent more than two weeks in it and most of that was in great weather.

On another note I wish I could get my own body back to the days of narrow body - or as I feel sometimes - does this body make me look fat? It seemed to fit inside that narrow body Airstream a lot easier a couple of years ago.

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:19 PM   #303
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Either my computer of my internet connection is acting really goofy, so I am keeping my answers short.
The narrow body is easier to see around, and easier to manuever, especially on narrow roads.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:33 PM   #304
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It also apears to be seeing double, Terry. Good luck to ya, buddy, we miss you around here.

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It also apears to be seeing double, Terry. Good luck to ya, buddy, we miss you around here.

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Argh!
I hate when that happens.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:43 PM   #306
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About that goofy connection...

Yesterday I tried to upload a bunch of photos as well as another post to this thread. I say tried, because the connection kept timing out, and i kept getting 404 eerrors, and "page cannot be displayed" messages.
I tried navigating to another part of the forums, and got a message from the campground wifi service telling me my account had been suspended. A call to tech support for them told me that the only thing allowed is to check email, and some "light" 'net surfing. No uploading files, no downloading files, no updates, upgrades, or new programs.
Uhh...So, what, exactly, is this wifi for?... I plan on having a powow with the rv park managers tonight after work, there may be a misunderstanding of what the ISP thinks is "normal".
Stay tuned for another exciting episode of "As the Stomache Churns".
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:54 PM   #307
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Maybe you can just start sending long, detailed, picturesque emails to the thread???
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It sounds like the park has gone the cheap route with their ISP. Not all wireless is created equal -- good caution!
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