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Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 25, 2018 at 4:02pm

Good Afternoon Troopers ... ..

Made an appointment to take the Camper in on Friday to have the A/C fixed or replaced. Taking it to the Dealer/Service Dept we bought it from. Hopefully, the Extended Warranty will cover most of the expense.   It will be nice to be comfortable and cool again. The 2, 40 inch tower fans, that I bought at Costco  have been a life saver so far.

Hope that everyone is doing well. Saw a post on facebook , today, from a KOA Kamp in Jonestown/Hershey, PA that is flooded . We have stayed there several times.

Enjoy the day, take care ... ..

Toujours Pret!

Comment by Harry Warner on July 23, 2018 at 5:15pm

Ditto....

A retired man went into the Job Center in Downtown Denver, and saw a card advertising for a Gynecologist's Assistant.

Interested, he went in and asked the clerk for details. The clerk pulled up the file and read;

 

"The job entails getting the ladies ready for the gynecologist. You have to help the women out of their underwear, lay them down and carefully wash their private regions, then apply shaving foam and gently shave off the hair, then rub in soothing oils so they're ready for the gynecologist's examination.

 

The annual salary is $125,000, and you'll have to go to Billings, Montana."

 

"Good grief . . . I live in Denver, Is that where the job is?"

 

"No sir . . . that's where the end of the line is right now."

Comment by Harry Warner on July 23, 2018 at 5:11pm

Blame Butch....

A pirate walked into a bar, and the bartender said....

 

"  Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible.  "

 

"  What do you mean?  "  said the pirate, "I feel fine."

 

"  What about the wooden leg? You didn't have that before.  "

 

"  Well  ,"  said the pirate, "We were in a battle, and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I'm fine now."

 

The bartender replied, "Well, OK, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?"

 

The pirate explained, "We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook but I'm fine, really."

 

"  What about that eye patch? "

 

"  Oh,  said the pirate, "One day we were at sea, and a flock of birds flew over. I looked up, and one of them shit in my eye."

 

"  You're kidding,  said the bartender. "Can you lose an eye just from bird shit?"

 

"  It was my first day with the hook.  "

Comment by Harry Warner on July 21, 2018 at 8:48pm
Comment by ErnieKeel on July 21, 2018 at 7:19pm

Harold the article is probably circa 1985.  Robert Sims was pentagon spokesman from 1985 -1987 , just my guess.

Comment by harold goldstein on July 21, 2018 at 5:11pm

ANYONE KNOW THE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE ?

Comment by Joseph Auger on July 20, 2018 at 7:09pm

Frank,Check JC Whitney catalog or online for a new A/C

Comment by harold goldstein on July 20, 2018 at 1:43pm

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on July 18, 2018 at 7:37pm

Frank I think you can get close to buying a new A/C unit for what they are going to charge you to rebuild the old one I would definitely look around and price shop check out ebay there are a few different brands for you to look at they might not be as expensive as you think. Good luck brother.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 18, 2018 at 4:27pm

UPDATE ON THE A/C ---  It's still deadlined!  Called the company we got the number for, they want $75 for the service call [ok] and $129 per hour labour, MINIMUM 2 hours charge and that don't include parts or supplies.

Told them thanks, but no thanks.  Guess I'll call the RV Dealership/Service and make an appointment to  bring it in for them to look at.

 

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