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Svengoolie

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About Svengoolie

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    Dune Shredder
  • Birthday 10/28/1963

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  • Name
    Chris
  • Sand Toys
    Can Am Maverick Sport 1000, X-3, Jeep, Thor Outlaw RV
  • Location
    Nevada
  • Gender
    Male
  • Occupation
    Public Works, heavy equipment operator.
  • Hobbies
    Motorsports. camping, the desert, metalworking, dunes, voting out crappy politicians.

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  1. Svengoolie

    President's Day weekend 2019

    After a moderate steady rain for a few hours, finally stopped. W still in spurts but starting to mellow out. Sun is peaking out. People are streaming in. No dust!
  2. Svengoolie

    President's Day weekend 2019

    That pic was north pole looking toward comp. Still better than sitting on the couch at home!
  3. Svengoolie

    President's Day weekend 2019

    Lots of W. Rained much of the night. 55* Flash flood warning but just drizzle so far.
  4. Svengoolie

    President's Day weekend 2019

    You guys are right. We went from a Toyhauler to Motorhome. Couldn't hear what the washboarded road was doing to the hauler. The RV, I can. These RV's are stapled, glued and taped together. Doesn't matter how much we paid.
  5. Yeah, I worry about my glued together "OAK" (artificially flavored) particle board cabinets! And our (cheezy) "snap together" plumbing system. When I turn on the shower, I half expect water to start running down the hall. We may have paid big bucks, but in reality they are glued, stapled and taped together! Not to mention helping keep dust out of critical areas like slides, furnace and water heater. I would like as many opinions as I can. I'm not in charge and don't want to go against what people want. Some people don't like change and I can respect that. Lots of people have "seniority" on me! I think it's a possibility. Benefits: Low cost Environmentally friendly, EPA approved Reduces fugitive dust Smooth road reduces wear on emergency equipment No grader and operator or water truck needed on site Much easier on RV's/ tires/ springs This is one company I have worked with... https://envirotechservices.com/dust-control-soil-stabilization/
  6. Svengoolie

    Tips to be safe

    Does anyone have recommendations on sun glasses? Something that will increase the contrast? The ones I use kinda make things grey and some times of day it's really hard to read the sand.
  7. Sorry, I forgot to include some cost estimates. These prices are one mile long and 24 feet wide. The price of the material is about $1500. It takes about 2500 gallons per mile and it costs around 60 cents per gallon. The hauling fee depends on the distance. A decent grader operator should be able to prepare the surface in 4 hours. A rubber tire roller is needed after the application to compact the prepared surface. Then several hours (depending on temperature) to dry. That's it! No more wash boards and no more dust. It's not that expensive and would GREATLY reduce the wear and tear on your RV.
  8. I have an idea. I'd like opinions please. I've been a road worker for most of my life. Because of that, I'm disgusted by the entrance road nine times out of ten that I drive on it. It seems to me, the entrance fees we pay do not (mostly) go back to Dumont. I can't see bathroom maintenance costing that much. I have a couple ideas on how to improve the entrance road. Paving will cost millions, so that's probably not realistic. Chip sealing is MUCH cheaper than paving and might be an alternative. Even cheaper than that would be lignosulfonates. Lignosulfonates are basically tree sap, a waste product of the paper industry. Can't have tree sap in paper! The lignosulfonates are suspended in a water solution and sprayed directly on a well graded prepared road. The water evaporates and leaves the "tree sap" behind. The sap binds the soil particles together stabilizing them. This mostly eliminates dust and prevents wash boards. The application lasts a few years and can be re-done with a grader using a special blade (button-bits) The re-application a few years down the road uses much less lignosulfonate since the original application mostly still remains. The second application lasts much longer. From my experience, the EPA LOVES this stuff! It's water soluable and non-toxic and almost eliminates fugitive dust from dirt roads. WE might even be able to get a partial grant from the EPA. Being in the industry, I have some connections. I need some fairly accurate measurements for an estimate. Does this appeal to anyone? Do you not like this idea and want the road to remain as-is? I do understand roads act as filters. A poor road filters people out. Comments are welcome.
  9. Svengoolie

    President's Day weekend 2019

    Our family plus about 7 more families. I noticed some big sand changes on the upper part of comp. A big witches eye is gone, the big flat spot to the right is gone. Of course, the whoops are still there! Also watch out when driving campers/RVs near bathrooms 10 and 6, near the entrance to the comp hill finger. Dozens of campers getting stuck. Air down AHEAD of time, veer 10 yards to the north when the road ends and KEEP UP YOUR MOMENTUM. If you feel you're going to get stuck, stop BEFORE you are sitting on your frame rails. Get help. Happiness is a new set of sand tires. Happy Duning...
  10. Svengoolie

    Let's see your Thanksgiving pics

    That's my outdoor wood stove. Stoke it up and it gets red hot. The stove pipe keeps us from getting smoked out. Way more efficient with wood than an open campfire.
  11. Svengoolie

    Finally better cell service at D!

    Doesn't bother me either. While growing up, if I wanted privacy on the phone, the cord would stretch to the bathroom. I imagine some of the Dumont crowd goes through phone withdrawal
  12. Svengoolie

    Finally better cell service at D!

    Didn't look like any recent work had been done. Sand was starting to drift onto the road and the dozer looked like it had been sitting a while. I didn't see power poles run. I imagine the tower will need power, right? I'm no expert but I doubt the tower will be ready this dune season. My guess is there is a waiting list for tower construction.
  13. Svengoolie

    Finally better cell service at D!

    Road is cut in. Not sure if the road is finished. No cell tower yet.
  14. Svengoolie

    Let's see your Thanksgiving pics

    Whoops, two of the pics are Sand Hollow. Gas cans & turkey. Yum!
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