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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #270 on: May 10, 2016, 08:52:18 AM »
This is what four to eight inches of snow looks like in Yellowstone...

You can see why we take the forecasts with a grain of salt... 8)
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #271 on: May 10, 2016, 09:03:43 AM »
That must be very tall grass.   ;)
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #272 on: May 10, 2016, 09:20:27 AM »
Where I am from, that's enough snow to stop the world for two days... ;)
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #273 on: May 10, 2016, 09:24:45 AM »
Where I am from, that's enough snow to stop the world for two days... ;)

Hell, here our kids still play their scheduled soccer games in that much snow. ;D

Merely a dusting.  Not even enough to think about altering plans.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #274 on: May 10, 2016, 09:26:13 AM »
Hey!It looks like I am already there, parked in back of you!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #275 on: May 10, 2016, 09:45:57 AM »
Whaaat????
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #276 on: May 10, 2016, 11:31:08 AM »
That looks like my Phaeton in the background you just posted. But with the chrome handles on the storage doors I can tell that it is newer than mine.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #277 on: May 10, 2016, 03:22:54 PM »
You scared me! Thought you snuck in and I didn't know!

P.S. I have your package that just came in...
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #278 on: May 10, 2016, 04:44:34 PM »
Thanks Kim! I have a few that will be showing up in the next few days, but I will be in soon so I won't fill your rig with boxes!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #279 on: May 10, 2016, 05:31:09 PM »
No worries - I am about 5,000# underweight !  8)
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #280 on: May 10, 2016, 07:18:09 PM »
Wow, that's a statement you don't hear much!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #281 on: May 10, 2016, 08:41:57 PM »
Wow, that's a statement you don't hear much!

Geez  no kiddiing...can I borrow about 2000 pounds of that?   8)
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #282 on: May 10, 2016, 09:08:13 PM »
Great news !

After spending several hours on the phone searing for a repair shop or parts, we decided to skip the 2 week wait and attempt to repair the slide out ourselves. The Youtube videos from Lippert were invaluable. Turns out that Camping World never installed the set screw on one of the motors when they "repaired" the slide out. While driving, we hit a surprise bump in the road, which must have been just enough to push the motor up, disengaging it from the drive gear. When we went to operate the slide, the motor spun in place and tore two of the wire solder joints. A trip to the Estes Park Ace Hardware for a soldering gun worked like a charm.

We remain on schedule.  ;D
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #283 on: May 11, 2016, 12:06:56 AM »
It never fails that the simplest things create such huge problems. Great job making your resources work for you and be resourceful yourselves!

You seem to have been the most successful of the folks who are having technical issues on the way to YNP!

See ya soon!

Kim
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #284 on: May 11, 2016, 07:53:21 AM »
 I make weight stickers to adjust to actual load.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #285 on: May 11, 2016, 11:59:12 PM »
Gary B,

You are so right. The temps are on the cold side though daytime temps are predicted in the 50's and above for the next few days. Night time temps are always much colder this time of year.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #286 on: May 12, 2016, 12:24:11 AM »
Gary B,

You are so right. The temps are on the cold side though daytime temps are predicted in the 50's and above for the next few days. Night time temps are always much colder this time of year.

Well...dog-gone it....turn up the stinking heat for those of us from more sensible climes... :P
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #287 on: May 12, 2016, 12:25:27 AM »
Gary B,

You are so right. The temps are on the cold side though daytime temps are predicted in the 50's and above for the next few days. Night time temps are always much colder this time of year.


Jim


And I just stored the infrared heater in the center of the bay for the summer. :P

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #288 on: May 12, 2016, 12:25:59 AM »
We will try!!  :D
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #289 on: May 14, 2016, 03:54:46 PM »
Grand Teton is equally beautiful. We finally got to put the truck 4x4 to use on one of the trail head roads.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #290 on: May 16, 2016, 11:09:29 AM »
Hey, did I miss coffee this morning? I didn't hear any specific plan yesterday at the meet and greet. If so, what time was it?
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #291 on: May 16, 2016, 01:42:58 PM »
It was at 8:30. See y'all maybe tomorrow at the coffee.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #292 on: May 16, 2016, 01:59:44 PM »
I'll be there! Thanks
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #293 on: May 17, 2016, 10:12:41 AM »
We had the first kill of the season last night. After a restless sleep disturbed night, I was up at 0445 setting mouse traps in the storage bays. Between Heidi whining and Diane trying to calm her down, nobody got much sleep.  So at O dark thirty I was  outside  in my bathrobe setting traps. Checked them this morning, and there is  one less wildlife specimen in Yellowstone.  Service's will be announced later........
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #294 on: May 17, 2016, 10:32:45 AM »
He's dead, Jim!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #295 on: May 17, 2016, 05:35:37 PM »
FYI, there is a Happy Hour starting in the pavilion if anyone is interested.  Bring a drink and a story!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #296 on: May 17, 2016, 06:00:54 PM »
Look what happens in Yellowstone when someone sees a bear and two cubs.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #297 on: May 17, 2016, 07:15:43 PM »
Good Lord!  Makes me so happy that we were fortunate to see YNP in 1986 and 1987 just after Tom retired.  We had animal jams back then, too, but nowhere near the "combat photography" this picture shows.  Hope you all have a wonderful time at the rally.  It's such a magical unique place.  If wishes were fishes, we would do it all over again!  ;D

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #298 on: May 18, 2016, 12:40:17 PM »
Our "normal" 7pm "debriefing" is moved up to 6pm, tonight only!

We will still conduct our daily reports while we are sampling!

Last night, we had an excellent response to the "Forum in Person" conversations on Internet usage on the road, tire pressure monitoring sensors, how to load pictures to the Forum pages, and several other sidebars.

If you have questions or comments, we have another session tonight, moderated by SargeW (Marty), Jeff Cousins, and myself. You never know, but the question you ask may be on the tip of the tongue of others! Tonight we may try to steer toward "bucket list" destinations, so please join us.

Tonight - Wed, May 18

1800 - (6pm) - Road Chef's Sampler - bring your own plates and utensils and beverage of choice. Remember, this is NOT a potluck, per se, but a sample/tasting of our  chef's who have a favorite dish for you to try. You do NOT have to bring a dish of your own!! Think finger food!

Kim

p.s. Last but not least, Mike, Chrystal, and Jared Zuech will finally be here bringing up the rear of the Framily attendees!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #299 on: May 19, 2016, 09:02:15 AM »
As Framily adventures are wont to do, the Road Chef Sampler morphed into a full on food festival!

The original intention was for those folks who really wanted to cook to prepare a sample of one of one of their favorites and share recipes. The original call to arms a couple nights ago had three hands go up. When everything was said and done, at least 13 chefs presented.

Some really fine work by all who made the effort and folks really admired the work, considering the empty plates and pots at the end. Great fellowship and the warmest evening (60 degrees) made for a great event.

Bill Nash (Billandpam) truly embodied the "sampler concept" on his pass through the line and received the "Best Presentation by a Starving Camper" award.

Good times!


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