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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Rick
I would not use one, as said before too much...

I would not use one, as said before too much money off the top. It is a PIA when renting it out, showing it, screening potential renters ,etc. And you have to live close enough to it to be able to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,331
Posted By Rick
regulations keep changing, these are current ones...

regulations keep changing, these are current ones for Texas

https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/buying-or-selling-a-vehicle/trailers
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By Rick
academy has some, but i dont know what brand. i...

academy has some, but i dont know what brand. i used a couple pieces of leather, works great
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By Rick
I had a 2004 ford Taurus sitting in my driveway...

I had a 2004 ford Taurus sitting in my driveway with a blown engine. Inside of it was about the condition of your pics I put it on marketplace and sold it for $400 in an hour. Guy drove 2 hours...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Rick
I am guessing they are trying to collect on an...

I am guessing they are trying to collect on an old debt, obviously not yours since u have never been there, not sure how they come up w names sometimes. You may have the same name as someone that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rick
I have a 32'camper and a Ram 1500. rated for max...

I have a 32'camper and a Ram 1500. rated for max trailer of 10,900 lbs. it is a couple thousand lbs under truck rating. It is a lease camper. I pulled it to the lease (7 hour trip) after i bought...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,843
Posted By Rick
have you gotten a tent yet? or waiting til u get...

have you gotten a tent yet? or waiting til u get there?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Rick
do you have a 12V solar pnl u could hook up to it...

do you have a 12V solar pnl u could hook up to it for a couple days? then see if that increases the voltage enough for your actual battery charger?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,957
Posted By Rick
congrats!!!

congrats!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rick
spray them w tire black foam stuff, they will...

spray them w tire black foam stuff, they will look new, but slippery for a few days
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By Rick
My take on it after spending 40 years in the...

My take on it after spending 40 years in the oilfield and using them on a daily basis. It is a tough business, and can be profitable. The key is if you can find a customer that is busy, that calls...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Rick
i have made some before, by the time you get to...

i have made some before, by the time you get to the 5th one, u will have it figured out.....lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,579
Posted By Rick
They do have good prices, but have limited...

They do have good prices, but have limited inventory. Produce seems to go bad quicker in my experience. I don't run in for a few things, you never know if they will have what u need. Can't go full...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By Rick
I use Fidelity also. That is who my company used...

I use Fidelity also. That is who my company used for 401K. I managed it myself for many years, but i did not feel that i was qualified enough to do that into my retirement years. over time, i gave...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-13-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,611
Posted By Rick
used to if i had a couple boxes on hand i was...

used to if i had a couple boxes on hand i was happy now i feel better if i have 4-5 i basically only have one rifle i hunt with
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Rick
I think part of the problem is all the...

I think part of the problem is all the electronics in appliances now, people love bells and whistles. I still buy the most basic ones, so i can work on them when there is an issue. I get way more...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-06-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,197
Posted By Rick
i put them in a egg crate and put on shelf

i put them in a egg crate and put on shelf
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By Rick
I had a daughter that totaled one. I used comps...

I had a daughter that totaled one. I used comps on local sites and got them to increase initial offer. They wanted links or copies of the ads, i cant remember which
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-29-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,667
Posted By Rick
They look fun, son in law has one, shoots a lot...

They look fun, son in law has one, shoots a lot of ammo thru it. I don't have one, and don't really want one. I don't really have a reason, just personal preference i guess.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,443
Posted By Rick
most of the stuff i put in the back of my truck...

most of the stuff i put in the back of my truck would also go in a suburban, have a hitch hauler and trailer option and would not be a problem. I just prefer driving a truck. . I think either...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,209
Posted By Rick
choose your battles wisely

choose your battles wisely
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,426
Posted By Rick
i just got quoted $757 for 5 yards, that is just...

i just got quoted $757 for 5 yards, that is just for concrete, we are going to do the rest ourselves
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Rick
It seems like they are getting more strict in...

It seems like they are getting more strict in looking for deleted diesels in state inspections, some look for it, some don't. I think they will get stricter and stricter over the next few years. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rick
now do one with an initial 5K investment and add...

now do one with an initial 5K investment and add 5K each year for 35 years, a more real world model. Most people wont really start investing until they are in their 30's. You wont have billions,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rick
We were at our lease close to roosevelt last...

We were at our lease close to roosevelt last week, only saw 2 dead. Talking to people at store, some people were reporting a lot and some very few. not sure why the differences, we saw plenty that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,144
Posted By Rick
well said!! When they offer 0% financing, they...

well said!! When they offer 0% financing, they also offer rebates, you get one or the other, never both
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,144
Posted By Rick
I have thought that way all my life and have...

I have thought that way all my life and have always bought used. Until my last truck, the prices of low mileage used trucks is insane. It was just a few thousand more to get a new one, and have to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By Rick
What does killing batteries mean, are they just...

What does killing batteries mean, are they just discharged? Are you using a battery tester (not a VOM) to make sure they are fully charged before installing the batteries? Do the timers u are using...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,756
Posted By Rick
i do cost averaging, so it is basically the same...

i do cost averaging, so it is basically the same every month it was 150 this time instead of 130 normally
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rick
If you can use trees for corners or some other...

If you can use trees for corners or some other way you stretch it somewhat tight it will work fine. Ranchers use miles of it to keep them in. lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,900
Posted By Rick
My wife got it at work. First shot no problem,...

My wife got it at work. First shot no problem, she was pretty sick for a day after second shot. She had COVID previously, the shot made her sicker than COVID did. But after oen rough day she was...
Forum: Recipes 02-24-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,864
Posted By Rick
I made bacon once. It really turned out great,...

I made bacon once. It really turned out great, and is neat to say i have done it. But for me the amount of work and the cost, its just not worth it to me to do on a regular basis. yours looks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,834
Posted By Rick
I dont know about everyone else, but besides...

I dont know about everyone else, but besides things that i order, nothing comes in the mail that i actually want....lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Rick
mine is an Encore trifold. can be opened from...

mine is an Encore trifold. can be opened from front or back, you can have a below the bed line tool box in the front and easily access if you want. It can also be completely removed in seconds if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,585
Posted By Rick
i put out almost 40 lbs of sunflower seeds this...

i put out almost 40 lbs of sunflower seeds this past week they were eating them as fast as i put them out
Forum: Traditional 02-21-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rick
gave it to my grandkids...im sure it will get...

gave it to my grandkids...im sure it will get abused, but they will have fun with it!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Rick
because the owners are liberal...why else? lol

because the owners are liberal...why else? lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Rick
If there was an HEB here, it would be my go to...

If there was an HEB here, it would be my go to place for sure
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,543
Posted By Rick
Add another bad experience with State Farm, i...

Add another bad experience with State Farm, i won't use them
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,443
Posted By Rick
What does one have to do with the other?

What does one have to do with the other?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,443
Posted By Rick
I don't understand what it matters if the board...

I don't understand what it matters if the board members don't live in Texas, i have been seeing that comment a lot, not only here but a lot of places. It is not uncommon for members of a board to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,903
Posted By Rick
a lot of people don't burn fires on a regular...

a lot of people don't burn fires on a regular basis and would take 15 years to burn a cord, I'm sure they would prefer to buy a stack at a time, even though it costs a little more. People are not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,080
Posted By Rick
to me it depends if she was asked to help as an...

to me it depends if she was asked to help as an expectation of employment or as a friend, my responses would be different based on how i was asked
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Rick
if they go down, there will be a lot of...

if they go down, there will be a lot of discussion of how well isolation works to combat it....lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Rick
exactly!!

exactly!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,435
Posted By Rick
on snow, yes it helps a lot on actual ice,...

on snow, yes it helps a lot

on actual ice, not so much

But if your truck is lifted and u have big tires, you are invincible. at least that is what drivers seem to think here
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,126
Posted By Rick
I just have a 5K Briggs. currently loaned to a...

I just have a 5K Briggs. currently loaned to a friend that does not have power and i am hoping my power does not go out lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rick
as fast as delivery drivers drive, probably best...

as fast as delivery drivers drive, probably best they are not on the roads....lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,914
Posted By Rick
I'm going to seriously consider a properly...

I'm going to seriously consider a properly installed backup gen. I have a portable gen, but i would like to not have to mess w all the cords
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Rick
I have a 70's home...attic insulation had settled...

I have a 70's home...attic insulation had settled to below the ceiling joists. had a company blow in about 6" of additional insulation my electric bill dropped almost 50/month immediately. And...
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