Goldilocks Pins . . .

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve got Goldilocks Shear Pins. I’ve have had one pin that was too big, and now I’ve got one that’s too small. So all I need now is one that ‘juussst right’.

Yep, that’s right. The new pin that I picked up at Brandi’s yesterday is also the wrong one, and is too small. In fact it looks to be identical to the one I got at Tractor Supply that lasted about a second before it snapped like a twig. The piece of the original pin shows that it is roll or coil pin. The one they sent me is what’s call a ‘tension’ pin. If you look at it from the end, it looks like a letter ‘C’.

So I guess I’ll be cranking the slide in and out by hand tomorrow.

So it’s back to square one. I’ve contacted Power Gear via email. And apparently it’s the only way to contact them. The only phone number listed on their website is a Fax number.

So I’ll just wait to hopefully hear from them for a couple of days before I reassess things. If all else fails, the company’s located in Mishawaka, IN where we’ll be in about a month.

* * * *

We did have the forecast rain this morning, but It mostly cleared up in the afternoon. And lucky for us, it should be pretty clear for our trip back to Conroe tomorrow morning.

But before we leave, we’re going to drive the truck into Columbus to have one last breakfast at Schobels’ Restaurant. Then we’ll come back and head out.

* * * *

For our potluck tonight, Jan fixed her Strawberry 7-Up cake frosted with Cool Whip, and also did a pot of baked beans by combining a can of Bush’s Grilling Beans, using two cans of the Bourbon and Brown Sugar, and one can of the Steakhouse Recipe.

We headed over to Jim and Peri Dean’s about 4:30, and quickly sat down to a delicious meal. Jim had grilled up some great marinated chicken breasts, while Lynette and Gregg McHenry brought delicious potato salad and garlic bread.

Jim and Peri Dean's GetTogether2

After this great meal, we broke up into ‘discussion groups’, i.e. girls and guys, and spent the next 4 hours talking about a little of everything.

The perfect end to a very nice evening.

Thought for the Day:

Some days it’s hard to by cynical enough.



5 Responses

  1. McMaster-Carr has everything including roll pins in U.S. and metric. If you lnow the diameter that you need. Or order several sizes.

  2. Bummer on the shear pins. that is quickly becoming a sheer pain in the but.

  3. Jim,

    That’s probably what I’m going to end up doing.

    I was putting that off hoping to be able to just do it through American Coach.

    Hope ya’ll are doing OK. Where are you?

  4. George,

    Tell me about it.

  5. Glad you will soon be in the vicinity of that business…heh, planning to boondock on their lot while they decide what to do??

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