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Settling In North Of Dallas

Temporary Power Pole-- note electric line running on ground

Things are settling here at the job site in Far North Dallas. This is a small acreage of only 17 acres ringed by Suburbia. I told the owner the neighbors have been quite in interested all the goings on here; peering over their back fences to get a better look. The owner said to tell them we were putting in an RV park. 🙂

The electricity is from an older junction box and meter. Our line runs across the ground and terminates on the temporary pole in the picture. The wrong 50amp receptacles were installed by the electrician at first. He installed receptacles for a welder. I told him an RV uses a different plug entirely and his defense was the welding receptacle was his ‘best guess’ – ha. I told him to bring out two NEMA 14-50R receptacles and now we have good power.

Water is coming from a meter up by the road and it is over 200 yds away. We are hooked to the water by 600 ft of rubber hose and it is not working out that great. The city water pressure is pretty strong and then you push it into 200 yds of narrow water hose and the fittings just can’t take the pressure. I had to put a pressure reducer on the outlet. At the end of the long run of hose, the water pressure is just a shade above a trickle. I am going to have to come up with Plan B.

RV Parking Area

Septic is via an existing septic tank. We are parked on an old home site that was demolished. All in all, it is a nice, pretty place to be parked and working. A little more civilized than we are used to, that is for sure. It looks like a park with lots of mature Oak, Pecan ans Walnut trees. No deer or coyotes or wild hogs that I have seen or seen sign of but there are plenty of squirrels — and mosquitoes. Maybe the cold weather will clear them out this week.

Plenty of chain saw work and bull dozer work this week.  My back is still tender and that Stihl chainsaw gives it a fit.   I guess I could work that angle and hire one of those ambulance chasing lawyers to sue everybody and their brother over the Honda Lady accident but I don’t think any permanent damage was actually done.   I sure do wish her insurance, State Farm, would call me.  They have had my info for over a week now without a single phone call.  I talked to a retired insurance investigator and he said it is State Farm’s style to delay and make things as hard as possible.

That in itself almost makes me want to go out and hire a lawyer.  The little visit to the walk in clinic was $201.00, they referred me to the hospital for a CAT scan.  That bill was 5495.00.   Obviously, State Farm has little regard for my well being.

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3 comments to Settling In North Of Dallas

  • Ed Westerman

    I know how you feel with State Farm, I fought the sobs 7 and a half years when a guy ran over my daughter and gave her a head injury.
    I tell everyone I see not to use them.
    Regards Ed p.s. I could only run a dozer 4 days until my back hurt so bad, the backhoe work is ok.

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  • jan schwartz

    Love the blog. Question….if you have 2 rvs that want to split the work (so we can each go into town and the one rig is a single) will the supply FHUs for both?

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    • Andrew

      I do not think they would do that. The only place I have seen them ‘3 man’ a gate is when the traffic was extremely heavy.

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