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Old 04-05-2009, 05:00 PM   #15
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I currently am volunteering for the Red Cross in Disaster Services. That's why I wanted a small trailer.
Awesome!

I think you were right to think about selecting a UHaul. They were originally engineered to be used independently under conditions where taken-for-granted support services become unknown quantities that cannot be counted upon. [b]BUT there is the law of unintended consequences to be factored in as well. (notwithstanding the male attitude, for which I offer a blanket apology).

Evaporative cooling systems operate with simple motors and pumps, that can be powered economically by 12 volts DC. Like human sweat, they add moisture to hot dry conditions, and use moving air to cool. But if the air conditions are already humid; adding more moisture is counterproductive. While evaporative coolers are commonplace in Palm Springs, CA they are absent in Hot Springs, AR.

Air conditioning systems cool by subtracting excess humidity and using moving air to facilitate this cooling. Unfortunately, this extraction process is too power intensive for 12 volt DC systems to operate.

The factory that built UHauls selected evaporative coolers for their operational economy; not their geographic effectiveness. This misunderstanding (probably male induced) contributed to the demise of the rental business model.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:04 PM   #16
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Hi: Pat B... " Use your cell phone to take pictures"; That'd be great 'cept I took it apart and it never worked since!!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:24 PM   #17
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Have you lost that small part dexterity you had as a youngster?
Well maybe you still are a youngster, I dunno. But I can't do the little work anymore. Small parts hate me. So whatever I take apart usually ends up in the trash... at least if it has #2 machine screws and stuff like that.
Ha, you know you are getting old when you carry a magnifying glass with built in light.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #18
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Have you lost that small part dexterity you had as a youngster?
Well maybe you still are a youngster, I dunno. But I can't do the little work anymore. Small parts hate me. So whatever I take apart usually ends up in the trash... at least if it has #2 machine screws and stuff like that.
I hear ya. I bought a magnetic pad for the times I have tiny screws and washers to deal with. If they're steel, they stick. I bought a magnifying glass with a built in light... that helps a whole lot. It clamps to a table or work bench and swivels. Here's one: Lamp with 5 diopter glass magnification lens
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:01 PM   #19
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Nobody ever said I wasn't nosey. It took a little looking. LOL

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Just to set the record straight, last time I looked I was female, 53 and an engineer. I currently am volunteering for the Red Cross in Disaster Services. That's why I wanted a small trailer.

I like to take apart and rebuild things. But, I am a average carpenter....birdhouses, doors and simple stuff are OK. The electrical system needs to be updated to handle some Ham Radios.

The Uhaul....might change the name to "Pearl"...has just simple things to fix. Plus, I have a ton of leftover parts from a cannibalization of an old pop up my friend turned into a flatbed for his truck camper.

Hey Alf, use your cell phone to take pics and label, everything!
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Ha, you know you are getting old when you carry a magnifying glass with built in light.
Oh geeez! I have one of those.

Our daughter built their patio deck two years ago and brought home a couple of friends from work to help teach her husband how to use tools.
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