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Posted by Ralph Mowery on July 6, 2010, 2:07 pm

Sometimes it can be good for the spare to roll.  If bearings are in one
position for a long time and there is vibration if them, they can flatten
out.  At work we have had spare motors that used to sit for months and not
be used, then when started the bearings failed.  They had flattened out.
The motors now get rotated on a schedule.

Posted by vaughn on July 6, 2010, 3:18 pm

Thoes are all good thoughts!  The bearings and seals are dirt cheap online.  My
thought is to just rebuild all three hubs every few years.

That is my plan but...

Yep!  I hope to evacuate a day ahead of everybody else.  I am retired so tht
simplifies things.  I have a 91-year-old father and his wife who will need to be
persuaded to accompany us.  That complicates things!  I have never heard of
trailers being excluded, or of Florida having enough police in enough places to
enforce such a ban.

I have heard stories far worse.  I knew folks who just gave up and drove back
home to face the hurricane.  I am expecting no gas (or anything else) to be
available inside Florida, so the trailer will carry luggage, food, water, &

 > Drank a twelve pack of cokes,

Where does one pee when you are stuck in endless bumper-to-bumper traffic?
(Note to self: Include one empty wide-mouth juice bottle in evac kit.)

Yep, leaving early sounds better and better!

Thanks for the thoughts


Posted by Richard Henry on July 6, 2010, 5:17 pm

On a long trip last summer with a men's soccer team, one of the
players in the back had to pee but didn't want to slow us down, so he
used an empty Gatorade bottle.  He nearly filled it.  (There was a lot
joking in the back about putting the bottle back in the case with the
unopened ones)

Posted by krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz on July 6, 2010, 10:53 pm


It sounds like something worth investigating.

I was kinda wondering what you folks were bugging out with that would require
a trailer.  I'm a couple of hundred miles from the coast so if I even thought
I'd have to leave I hadn't considering leaving with anything but some clothes
and perhaps the cats.  ;-)  You got me thinking, though.  Maybe I'd take the
truck instead of the car, but that makes traveling with the cats a bit more
problem.  Maybe both, and let SWMBO take the cats.  ;-)

How do you store enough fuel to make it worthwhile, safely?  A 5-gal can is
easy, but that's not a lot.  

I hope you don't have to evacuate (NPI) with any women folk.

My plan, even here in Alabama.  Screw work, though they're so chicken they
close on the slightest forecast of snow.  We got some of Gustov and Ike
shortly after I got here in '08, but other than rain (and washing out our
retaining wall - before it was mine) they were a big nothing.

Posted by Gunner Asch on July 7, 2010, 7:48 am

On Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:53:59 -0500, "krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"

You have a truck..and you ask that?????


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in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers
and mothers of Leftwingers, a goodly number of Leftwingers are
not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
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