Well, Saturdy has come and gone and it was another excellant day. Once again the weather, all though a tad warm and humid, was near perfect.
The plant tour was the hi-light of the day and, as usual, very informing. I would like to thank Jeff Rank and his "tour guides" for a great job.
We also had the MOC Web Site Seminar and Lessons session and a number of our MOC members are now a little more savy about computers and the MOC. A number of us were able to bring our own lap tops and were able to do some face to face real time training. Besides just learning a few tricks about logging on they also came away with a better knowledge on the use of hyper links, posting pictures and a few other tidbits.
The Saturday night bonfire was another huge success with probably a 95% turn out.
Today (Sunday) at 10 AM we will be treated to carlson's and potvin's "Omelet in a bag". Those MOCers attending their breakfast are in for a treat. Carlson first introduced this omelet making technique to some of us at the Northeast Rally this pass June. My mouth is watering all ready.
Later today we will be having the Show and Tell as well as the Yard and Craft Sale. There are a number of members that have already made a few sales and thus have lightened their GVW while the buyers have put on some weight.
BTW-something I failed to mention on yesterdays update..
Some of you that have looked thru the photos that ronsatn has posted came upon this unexplained photo...
You would think it is kind of self explanatory as to what happened but you'd be wrong. Usually this occurs when you are pulling out to head down the road and haven't performed a PULL TEST. WRONG! Actually he had just arrived and was unhooking
when this occured. He had set NO wheel chocks in place, he set the front legs on blocks but never took the full weight of the 5th wheel off the hitch and proceeded to pull the TV out from under the pin box. With most of the 5er weight still on the TV and no chocks the trailer simply followed the TV until it finally sliped off the hitch. By this time the front legs had moved beyond the their blocks they were set on and the 5er set down on the TV's bed rails with a bang.
The driver learned 3 important lessons...
#1-- Always, always CHOCK the wheels
#2-- Always, always be sure the weight is off the TV.
BUT his 3rd and most important lesson was...
If you're gonna screw up unhooking your 5er DON'T DO IT IN SIGHT OF 3 DOZEN OTHER RVERS. Especially when those 3 dozen OTHER RVERS are also 5th Wheelers. This occured less than 20 feet away from the building in which we were having one of our seminars. Fortunately there was very little damage to the TV or the 5th wheel and even more fortunately for those not in attendance a number of us had our cameras in hand.