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Old 10-02-2015, 02:37 PM   #81
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More like a no nest syndrome.
Or did you mean the "no nest egg" syndrome?
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:40 PM   #82
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Or did you mean the "no nest egg" syndrome?
Man, I do suffer from a lot of syndromes. Maybe I need to seek help
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:30 PM   #83
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Hi: thoer... Up here in Canada the only thing we can battle quackgrass with are ducks. Don't know what to do with all my crabgrass. We're not allowed to posses any chemical weed killers. Alf

escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie

Wow without chemical weed killers our prairie restoration would still be all the quack, smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass and all the other invasive species it started out as. Is that a national or provincial restriction?
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:34 PM   #84
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I think it's municipal. In North Van here you aren't allowed to use it, but you can buy it at Rona, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware.
I bought some, but swear, I do not use it.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:58 AM   #85
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Pesticides

I have used and sold about every turf and tree chemical on the American market. I have been certified as a pesticide applicator for the past 25 years. After I take a nice shower before I go to bed. On a moonlit night, if I lay real still there's a nice green glow in the room. Am I an extraterrestrial or should I be looking to sue somebody?
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:57 PM   #86
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At 19.279 thousand miles my 19 seemed to reach a good time for doing preventative maintenance on the wheels. The first place I took it was in town, a big RV repair garage that always seemed to have a bus-sized motor home outside blocking its 4 bays. The guys at the counter heard me clearly ask for a price on repacking the wheel bearings of my two-axle travel trailer.

Have done wheel bearings replacement on my pre-Escape trailers so know it’s not brain surgery, just messy and tedious. I don’t want to do it anymore. Especially when it’s 22 degrees outside.

Had to take a step back when the RV fella gave me a repacking quote of four hundred bucks. That’s a bit over the top, I gulped, followed by mumbling, um, no way I’m giving you $400 to repack wheel bearings. With that the counter guy said, um, wait a minute, let me check the computer. Then, oh, and he came down to $199 (plus tax) for the job, and rambled on a bit about all the diagnostic checking included with the job they’d do. That price was more reasonable, I thought, but remembering that bus. Should I be thinking these guys saw me as a deep-pockets pigeon?

“When can you do the job?” I asked. I looked out the glass door into the work bay area where no work was going on. "Tomorrow." OK, I said, but first let me go home and check my calendar. I left and drove over to the next town, where a couple years earlier I had a good experience with a different shop. It was a welding shop that does a lot of utility trailer construction. They treated me right. I hadn’t been certain they would do a little wheel bearings job. Bill said yes.

I brought it in at 9 this morning. Bill wears the welding cap, greasy coveralls, and a couple weeks’ stubble. He looked the trailer over, asked me to run the tail lights, pointed to a couple tiny gelcoat dings, and wiggled all four tires. “Hear that?” he said. There was a little play in three tires.” If there’s any burn spots I’d advise replacing bearings.” I pointed to some tire wear. “These are 4 ply tires and they run a little soft. When you’re ready, switch to the 8-ply.”

Bill said the bearings were fine. He greased the wheel bearings, put in new seals, and was done by noon. $139.96 plus tax.
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Did Bill have a biplane behind the shop? All he needs is a well worn leather flight cap and he's ready to go.
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is that $50 for 4 wheels << I would assume...hate to assume though :0
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #90
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is that $50 for 4 wheels << I would assume...hate to assume though :0
Okay, I give up - who said anything about $50, for any number of wheels?

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Bill said the bearings were fine. He greased the wheel bearings, put in new seals, and was done by noon. $139.96 plus tax.
That should be for four hubs (wheels); Myron has an Escape 19'.
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