This blog will start up again 1 January….
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thank You for all the kind words. It really means a lot.
I’ve decided to retire this Blog.
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Again, thank you for being a reader…
Friday, October 21, 2011
The RV Driving School Changes Ownership
Livingston Texas — October 19, 2011 — Today Dennis Hill, owner of the RV Driving School announced the sale of his company to George and Valerie Mayleben. George Mayleben announced the school will continue intact and will maintain the high standards set by Dick Reed and Dennis Hill. The web site www.rvschool.com will continue, and the telephone number for the school will remain 530.878.0111. The actual date for the transfer of ownership is January 1, 2012.
The school was originally created by Dick Reed in 1991 to help people who were acquiring RV’s get acquainted with their vehicle and to aid them in gaining the skills necessary to operate their vehicles safely. Dick conducted seminars at rallies across the country discussing various aspects of the RV life-style and technical matters.
Dennis Hill’s acquisition of the school in 2006 assured the continuation of the school meeting the needs of people who own RV’s. Dennis is well known for his emphasis in driving “SLOW”, and his exaggerated insistence that we are driving “recreational vehicles”. His humor and friendly style has endeared him to many seminar attendees.
George Mayleben has been teaching and instructing people on the safe operation of vehicles for over twenty years. He brings his knowledge and skills to the school and expects that the tradition of quality instruction and behind the wheel teaching will continue.
George and Valerie have been full timers for five years and George has been a respected instructor for Dennis Hill for four years.
The 2012 seminar schedule will be be maintained, and new seminars will be announced during the year. All information will be posted on the web site.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Our outside frig vent got broke. I say it was at Newmar and they say basically prove it. They did give me a white replacement and wouldn’t paint it to match the paint job. I painted it it with Hi Temp flat black paint. It will blend in with the dark brown. I will install it in a few days or so.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Well folks, all things must come to the an end and thus it has. Seminars, cake/pie auction, fire truck display and then the grand prize give away.
and made an appointment for the Beast and the car. The Beast has a bad front A/C since leaving Newmar. It has three AC and we run the front the most. I’ve been told it’s a $20 capacitor. It’s still under the manufacture one year warranty and we will see what happens. Also, the U.S Gear Unified Brake on the car hasn’t worked in months. It’s not under warranty. Get this. Their first available date was next Monday at 8 AM. Let’s see. This is Wednesday and they can’t see me until Monday. Wow, three days to get seen. I like this. I hope they don’t try and make their weekly profit on me. They’ve been real good in the past when times were good.
Friggin diesel went up 11 cents here in Livingston since last week. I need over a 100 gallons (150 tank). I think I will wait until mid December now. That’s when it has dropped the last couple of years. We’re not going to a FMCA rally hat we normally go to in November. We’re not going to a Chapter 10 rally next week. We’re still not got things under control here on the lot and in the Beast plus we are expecting some friends in two weeks.
What can we say….thank you…..
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
RB says “Hope you don’t get sick but if you do come and see me at CARE.”
They played some old movie called The Sound Of Music. It was more like the sound of people leaving. Maybe show the movie RV next time. I know Oktoberfest…..but it was attended by RVers…
Monday, October 17, 2011
I decided to lift the RV up and put boards under the rear tires (3). The boards are 2X10 each. They are wide enough for the tire footprint to set on. If the tire is not setting under the tire completely, it will damage the tire in time. Setting for a long period I wanted the Beast to be more stable so that’s the reasoning for the boards. Two of the three tires were off the ground.
The car is looking good at least on the outside. I still had Top Of The World Highway dust around the inside of the rear window. We very seldom open it but did today to carry the linoleum. A lot of caked dust but now cleaned.
Tomorrow I have no idea what I’m doing – that’s good!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
At the door prize give away Carol & I were the runners. I got to wear my orange hairy hat. Maybe a pic tomorrow.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I got projects at different stages of completion and even a few completed. One was about 1 1/2 years ago. It’s a large portable movie screen (PVC pipe)with real movie screen material. I used it when I gave about 20 seminars out on the west coast during a RV show.
Another project was to find the perfect grill. Result – there is none and I have about 8+ grills. I have tried charcoal, electric, LP, big, small, heavy, light, aluminum, stainless steel, cheap and expensive. I think I have this project as still active. Right now I’m trying a LP Weber. It’s pretty popular so that’s good enough for me.
I also have a 3,000 PSI Troy Built commercial pressure washer. It’s not recommended for doing vehicles. You know what that means – it’s good! I use it to clean the slide out covers on the Beast and the engine, radiator and such. Plus what ever Carol wants cleaned like outside “stuff”.
I’m organized only in that it’s in the barn or the RV somewhere. I still haven’t learned where everything is in the RV and I’m getting ready to rearrange everything again. Why? I will have the time and need to remove items that I don’t use anymore. This is the first trip here to Livingston with the Beast.
We also moved the Beast around and installed the Magne Shade AGAIN!
So, that’s the number of that.