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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wittmann life.....

8:43 am - Mountain Time - Sunday - 52 F degrees, 65% humidity, wind 3 mph out of east northeast.....high clouds.....buckle up, and get ready for NFL Sunday Ticket!

Saturday began with a visit to the local Wittmann Flea Market which runs every Saturday and Sunday 52 weeks per year.  Tom sent me a message about 8 am advising if I wanted a ride he was leaving at 8:30 am, and true to form Tom was in his car waiting just outside the Newell when I exited the coach.

It takes about 3 minutes to drive to the Flea Market from Tom's home.....it is right at the intersection of SR-60 and Center Street and is held on approximately 5 acres of vacant land right across the street from the local water company.  Tom and I have pretty specific interests which essentially revolve around good quality used tools.  On this Saturday I came across nothing I could not live without, but Tom found another 1/2" drive ratchet along with a 6" extension.....the seller was asking somewhere north of $8 for both pieces, but Tom got him to accept $6 for both.

Wittmann Flea Market

On the way home Tom suggested we take a 'quad' ride........he has a few Kawasaki quads in his garage, which have 5 speed automatic transmissions.  There are dirt roads, and paths that wander for miles over the local landscape.  You can literally ride for hours and never see pavement.  We spent over an hour riding from 'here to eternity' before arriving back home around 11 am.  I have no idea where we went, or how we got back home as I was completely disoriented most of the time, however, at one point Tom stopped and pointed to the northeast......we could see the upper portion of his enormous Newell garage.....it is amazing how far away you can see his garage!

I needed a haircut in the worst kind of way so TLE and I decided to drive into Surprise to the local Supercuts around noon time where I encountered a long line.  Since we were next to the local Fry's supermarket she decided to do her grocery shopping whilst I waited for my haircut.  After that was done we headed to a nearby Autozone where I picked up a gallon jug of Simple Green which I will use to power wash my radiator, and a can of Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish which will be used to polish up my ALCOA rims.



We got home in time to watch the end of the annual Army - Navy football game......Army came in having lost the last 14 games to Navy, and they were determined to end that streek, which they did winning a close contest 21-17.

We spent the evening relaxing.....TLE reading, and me watching mindless TV.....thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. Clarke, I haven't yet cleaned the radiator in my Winnebago Tour. I did, however clean the one in my previous coach (2004 Fleetwood Discovery) 3 or 4 times. Before I did the first cleaning I read a few threads on different RV maintenance forums. The general consensus was to use only the purple colored Simple Green (Simple Green Pro) as it won't etch the aluminum cooling fins - and not to use a pressure washer so as not to deform the fins. I'm sure you've performed this procedure many more times than I have. Did/do you have concerns about using a power washer? I've been very tempted to use my power washer on the Tour radiator. My thinking is that as long as I adjust the spray head to a fan pattern and try to keep the wand at a 90 degree angle to the radiator, the fins should be OK.

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  2. Have used a pressure washer every time to clean the radiator. Yup, use widea spray pattern and keep at 90 degree angle. As for the Simple Green you are right, bit the key is to thoroughly rinse after each application and not to leave it on too long before rinsing.

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    1. Thanks for the reply, Clarke. I'll be using the power washer next time.

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  3. Have used a pressure washer every time to clean the radiator. Yup, use widea spray pattern and keep at 90 degree angle. As for the Simple Green you are right, bit the key is to thoroughly rinse after each application and not to leave it on too long before rinsing.

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  4. Ever tried Wizards Metal Polish? Comes in 3 oz band aid box and is available on Amazon. Excellent results from very small amount of the pink cotton and requires way less elbow grease.

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