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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:02 AM

GGGGRRRRRRR.... :mad2: :mad2: :mad2:

Going to postpone my road trip for a couple of days, and wait until Friday to head out to Iowa to pick up the HDT1000.

Since I'm taking the motor home, I'm waiting for a bit better weather.

This is the 'current forecast here:

Details for Tuesday, October 30
Very windy with periods of rain. High 48F. Winds NNW at 35 to 50 mph. Additional rainfall possibly over one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.
Evening: Windy at times with rain. Low 42F. NNW winds at 25 to 40 mph, diminishing to 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall near a half an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.


Since I'll be traveling West, those will be crosswinds, and with a 32', slab sided motor home, that will make for a higher 'pucker factor' than I'm willing to put up with.

My route has changed as well. Since #1 son has decided not to come with us, we will be going straight out I-80 instead of swinging down to CIncinnati on I-71, and then taking I-74 and US 34.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Yeah, I'd be waiting too. Those crosswinds in a motorhome are not a lot of fun, and you would be in them the whole trip. Might as well wait it out as you say.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Just a minivan is bad enough in these kind of winds, much less a large camper. Yes, do wait a bit before you go. We don't want buzzards flying over OldBuzzard!
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Yes waiting would be wise!! This seems to be blowing quite a ways inland. They said this morning there were 25 ft waves on Lake Micigan in Chicago. They are predicting a 20 % chance of showers in Des Moines Friday & Saturday ibut should not be bad by the time you get out here. My brother is stranded in Mesa,Az with motor trouble in his motor home. Was supose to get it in the shop this morning. He will likely get home about the time you leave.

Edited by JD DANNELS, October 30, 2012 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Smart man!

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:03 AM

Shucks JD, I'll be going right past you. The tractor is in Melcher-Dallas.

My plan is to leave pretty early here, and get to the Flying J truck stop on I-35, stay there over night, and then over to M-D on Saturday morning.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:55 AM

Well you could do that, but The flying J on I35 is about 15-20 miles west of where your going and a little more north.
My cousin lives in Melcher. If I were going down there I would take HWY 14 south at Newton and go through Knoxville(towards Chariton) and Melcher is just 2 miles north of HWY 14 about half way between Knoxville & Chariton.

Now what I forgot to think about was if you were wanting to play some games at Prarie Meadows(casino) in Altoona at the Hubble Exit? Or The Bass Pro Shop is off that exit too. I go by both Flying J & Prarie Meadows twice a day on my commute.

Edited by JD DANNELS, October 30, 2012 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted October 30, 2012 - 11:16 AM

smart move ob. i'll pray for safe travel and enjoy in Christ

Edited by goodnews, October 30, 2012 - 11:17 AM.


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Posted October 30, 2012 - 11:52 AM

That's a very good idea to wait, OB.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:44 PM

I worked for a company in NY called Colton RV for some time and have seen what heavy winds do to motorhomes....for what they cost and the value of life, it's worth the wait. Good luck and be safe, have a great trip!!

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 02:28 AM

Weeeeeeeelllllll.... 'tis an ill wind that blows no good. :D:D:D

Turns out that the fella that is selling me the HDT1000 is also selling a KTM motorcycle to a fella in Youngstown OH which is about an hour or so from here.

The guy in Youngstown asked him to ask me that if I had room on the trailer, would I would bring the KTM back with me for $200.00. All I have to do is bring it here, and the guy from Youngstown will come here to pick it up. Sounds like a deal to me.

Shucks, if asked, I probably woulda done it for nothing. But, I'm not going to turn down a bit of help with the gas money.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Looks like things are working out for you. A little expense money is always a help.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 01:48 PM

Yeah it is.

When you are only getting 7 mpg, every little bit helps.

I have a 55 gal tank, and at current prices that will give me a bit over a full tank.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 02:40 PM

Probably a bit over if you can fill in Iowa. I predicted that prices would drop before the election and unleaded is $3.13 per gal.
A little higher $3.88 if your running diesel. This is at the Pilot Oil on 35 in Des Moines.

Edited by JD DANNELS, October 31, 2012 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted October 31, 2012 - 04:27 PM

Gas prices are all over the place. Just east of here about 35 miles or so it's at 3.07. Here in town it's 3.46, but 6 miles up the road it's 3.34.




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