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Howdy All,

 

This year we escaped from the gloom, cold and wet of western Washington on January 9th, if you remember the weather that day was AWFUL.  Our first stop was at a good friends home in northern commifornia, Chad had installed a super duper solar system in my toy hauler 1,420 watts of sunshine goodness, we picked up the trailer and convoyed with Chad and his wife down to Quartzsite Arizona where have spent the last nearly three months socking up the rays and playing in the sand with the SxS.   Sadly its time to come back home, its bad enough coming back to the awful weather but now with this virus crap going around I really don't want to leave the relative safety of the desert where there are few people and no big cities.  Donna's Mom who now lives in an assisted living village is reaching a stage where she has to be moved to a place that will accept medi-care that is the main reason we are coming back this needs to be done asap.

 

I hope that everyone is well and doing OK financially, this crap is hurting our country bad, I don't know if its real or contrived, we have had more deaths from other things in the past and it has NEVER before shut the country down.  I can't get out of my mind that the dumbocrats are using this in another effort to get rid of Trump, it is also being used by the big banks to AGAIN get their asses bailed out of the mess they have made losing other peoples money, it also seems like every big company is standing in line to get free money.  If this is real I hope for the best for everyone, if its contrived I hope the bastards hyping it are held accountable for the loses, suicides and general disruption this is causing our country, I know that would NEVER happen but a person can only hope.

 

We should be home by the end of the month, take care of yourselves, your family and friends if the crap does hit the fan I don't count on the government to do much about it.

 

Dave

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Safe travels friend!

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snow in the forecast , assume your using I5  , anyway the high elevations have forcasted snows over several times in the next 10 days around the sierras , we got snow 2 times this week 

 

Just a heads up .. safe travels Buddy

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Safe travels Dave. For some reason, in the middle of this chaos, I thought about you the other day and was wondering how your adventures were going. 

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Be safe Dave!!!!!! 

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Howdy All,

 

We will leave from Arizona on Monday the 23rd of March should be home by the 27th if all goes well.  Thanks to everyone for your well wishes they are appreciated, our best to all of you in the NWB community.  Do what you need to do to protect yourself and those you love, to include keeping your powder dry.

 

Dave

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Safe travels Dave.

Even Canadians are stocking up on ammo and home defense items! 
Takes a lot for us to do that!

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Safe travels Dave.

 

 

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Howdy All,

Thought I would update this thread, we left from Arizona a couple of days ago and arrived back home in Washington yesterday the 26th.

First I want to THANK all the folks who made this trip so enjoyable, Chad who did our solar install it worked GREAT Donna loved having power all the time whenever we needed it with out being plugged in, next Jim, Aaron and John, our main slide was not working but with the help of our above camping friends we muscled that darn slide in and out when needed.

We had a wonderful time some days just doing nothing but soaking up the sun and the warmth, other days disturbing the environment with the SxS, others working on my truck or trailer, helping my campmates when I could.

However all good things must come to an end and so it was that after nearly three months away from the gloom of the NorWet it came time to return to the land of WET, gloom and now this Coronavirus crude.  The trip home was an adventure first driving through torrential rain, sleet and then SNOW, this was to happen in Utah, Idaho and while crossing the Blue Mountains in Oregon, some misty rain in Washington and very light snow when crossing Snoqulmie Pass our last high mountain pass just a 100 miles from home.  Oh, I almost forgot the rear passenger side rearmost spring mount on the trailer broke allowing the rear axle on the trailer to move forward about 4 inches.  Luckily this happened 8 miles from a small rural welding shop, I used a bunji cord to hold a piece of 4x4 on top of the spring and then used a large ratchet strap to pull the axle back into position, this allowed me to drive slowly to the shop where a good repair job was done to not only the side that broke but also the other side which upon inspection was cracked, both sides were reinforced.  Small shop run by good people total cost 125 bucks a darn good deal that I was happy to pay.

And so we are home, it’s cold, gloomy and wet, sometimes a person just has to do things they would rather not, it’s called life.

Dave, Donna, Newt and Willy 

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Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound.
It sounds like your trip could have been MUCH worse if that axle had gotten away from you. I played that game with the race truck on the old flatbed trailer we lost an axle the same way

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