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Old 07-07-2009, 08:16 AM   #61
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I thought that buying a Class A during the middle of a recession entitled you to a year's free "mobile mobile bug-washing valet" service...
Must admit they treated me VERY well - I probably was their only customer that month. No bug valet, but steep, steep discount, great service. I guess it's like buying a house in the current market - if you're ready, the timing's just about perfect. I flew to Ohio to do the deal.

The Love Bugs / June Bugs seemed fairly tame this year for some reason. Some years a 20 mile trip will leave your windshield opaqe with bug innards. This year not so much.
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The Love Bugs / June Bugs seemed fairly tame this year for some reason. Some years a 20 mile trip will leave your windshield opaqe with bug innards. This year not so much.
When we lived in FL Love Bugs were so bad people were coating the front of their cars with Vaseline. I suppose now that property taxes have gone up the problem isn't so bad - or maybe it's the recession.
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Hardened Floridian that I am, I used the old cracker trick right after arrival: a towel soaked in hot water. Even love bugs come right off.
I have used that trick myself, on my minivan. There is a product out called Rejex. It is put on airplanes to make the bugs easier to wipe off and also helps with aerodynamics. It works wonders........
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When I came back from Texas this spring I had a bunch of bugs on the front of the MH. It was still below freezing when I got home so I didn't get the MH cleaned. It still is sitting there dirty. What do you folks use to remove long stuck bugs?
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Soapy water (place a wet towel on the area and let it soak for a while) and lots of elbow grease.
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When I came back from Texas this spring I had a bunch of bugs on the front of the MH. It was still below freezing when I got home so I didn't get the MH cleaned. It still is sitting there dirty. What do you folks use to remove long stuck bugs?
I'd still go with hot towels, then soapy water. Works better for me that any of othe various bug-remover products I've tried.
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When I came back from Texas this spring I had a bunch of bugs on the front of the MH. It was still below freezing when I got home so I didn't get the MH cleaned. It still is sitting there dirty. What do you folks use to remove long stuck bugs?
Lots of elbow grease. Then to prevent it from happening again, ReJex........
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The hot towel thing set off an idea. Anyone tried one of those hand held steamers for clothing? It might reduce the elbow grease requirement some.

I don't seem to get too many bug splatters up here in SW PA. Besides, I use prodigious amounts of RainX on my windshields.
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Rich, your photo shows only the curb side and I forgot to ask: Did your bus sustain much damage?

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Rich, your photo shows only the curb side and I forgot to ask: Did your bus sustain much damage?
Forgot to look.

But the air pressures, respectively, were 89, 90, 90, 91, 88, and 92 throughout the entire incident.
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I used a cheap pressure washer (1400 psi) with good results.
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But the air pressures, respectively, were 89, 90, 90, 91, 88, and 92 throughout the entire incident.
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One basic rule with artificial worms, light worms on light days, dark worms on overcast days. If the bass are on top, topwater fishing with Rapalas or something similar is outstanding. Very exciting when a bass inhales a Rapala on the surface. Toss the Rapala over to near the resting bass, let the ripples clear, then a light twitch or two and see what the fish does. If they turn with interest then another twitch or a slow retrieve. What is really fun is to pitch the Rapala into a group of bass and let it sit for a moment. Then the twitch, the bass are very competitive, if one charges they will all charge. I have caught them two at a time on occasion. I live in a trout/salmon oriented area in the pacific northwest but bass fishing is deep down my true love.
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One basic rule with artificial worms, light worms on light days, dark worms on overcast days. If the bass are on top, topwater fishing with Rapalas or something similar is outstanding. Very exciting when a bass inhales a Rapala on the surface. Toss the Rapala over to near the resting bass, let the ripples clear, then a light twitch or two and see what the fish does. If they turn with interest then another twitch or a slow retrieve. What is really fun is to pitch the Rapala into a group of bass and let it sit for a moment. Then the twitch, the bass are very competitive, if one charges they will all charge. I have caught them two at a time on occasion. I live in a trout/salmon oriented area in the pacific northwest but bass fishing is deep down my true love.
A pig and jig with a "flippin" stick is also great fun........ I use a 7 foot ultralight spinning reel with 8 pound spider wire for open water bass fishing, and cast small rapalas that rattle, drives them nuts........
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. I have caught them two at a time on occasion.
Once while I was using a Rapala, I caught a bluegill...while I was reeling it in, a bass grabbed the bluegill. I managed to get both of them in the boat through my laughter!
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Once while I was using a Rapala, I caught a bluegill...while I was reeling it in, a bass grabbed the bluegill. I managed to get both of them in the boat through my laughter!
That's a neat trick. I had that happen with a 2 pound bass and a 12 pound northern pike, and I got them both in........

Another good one was when I was using a jig and minnow combo with a stinger hook, and caught 2 walleye on the same jig, one hitting the main hook and one the stinger hook and each were about 2 pounds........
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Yeah, well once while I was trolling (no, not on this forum) in my boat, three bass swam up and hooked themselves on my stringer...
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"WOW!!! the tires on the sunny side of the bus are always 7 degrees hotter and 2 PSI higher than the shady side." Or, "can you believe I filled that left rear inner dual 1 lb less than the others? Gotta be more careful."
I'll bet this is a lot like your commentary in the operating room.
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