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  1. Big thanks to Mark and Karen and all the crew that made this another great Plow Day. My Wife pointed out to me that we had 3 generations plowing at the same event. My Dad My Brother My Son
  2. I drove my H and little genius plow to the plow site earlier this evening. I did a round to see if I remembered how to plow with a big tractor and plow (been 37 years) . Going down I stop several times to fine tune the plow. Had to plow 25 to 30% in low gear because it pulled too hard. Wish my plow had 12 inch bottoms....using 14 inch bottoms
  3. Planning to be there with my H and plow if the parts come in Tuesday.
  4. I live 4-5 miles from plow day site. I had only 2 inches so far. 5 miles south of me had 5 inches of rain overnight.
  5. Chapter 6 had some discussion at the last membership meeting about doing a round up.
  6. The grounds was suggested for the 2013 and 2006 round up. There is more to hosting a round up than the Red Power Round Up site. You need good hotels and restaurants in the area. You need to check with the local convention business bureau for information on restaurants and hotels in the area. The next Chapter 6 meeting is August 19 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio. Bring your suggestion to the meeting and be ready to get involved.
  7. Canfield Fairgrounds may or may not be a good place to have a show. Need several other things beside a fairgrounds-rooms, food and a Chair Person(s) that lives close to the grounds. Not sure what Canfield Fair Grounds has in the area. I was one of the Co-Chairs for the 2013 RPRU in Lima. I was making 2-3 trips a month to the fairground in Lima. That was a 40 to 50 mile round trip each time. Best thing anyone can do if you have a possible place for a round up is to get involved besides bringing a display or look at what someone else brings. As a Co-Chair of a round up I spent close to 4 years help putting together the 2013 RPRU in Lima. I didn't get to see the 2013 show or the 2 shows before the 2013 show. You will have to deal with the heat and humidity if you hold a RPRU show in Ohio the last week of June or the month of July. The last weekend of June is the thresher's show in Wauseon, Ohio. That show will hurt attendance for any round up in the Ohio, Indiana and Michigan area. Did the fairgrounds count the multi day passes each time they walk thru the gate?
  8. I was in 4H starting when I was 9 thru my 17th birthday. I did wood working, showed rabbits, small engines and welding projects. I was a small engine judge at the Ohio State Fair for 10 years.
  9. like this way of loading pictures
  10. We had 3.8 inches of rain.
  11. Sorry for your loss of your Father. Will keep your family in our prayer
  12. Matt, I live in Northwest Ohio and going to show. I'm taking a 5th wheel camper. My space is limited.
  13. I had a set of cooper discoverer at3 on my 2012 Chevy HD. When passing someone the rear felt like it wanted come around you. I had severe sway problems when pulling 5th wheel camper or cargo trailer. I went back to the dealer I purchase tires from. He replaced the tires with what I had on before the cooper tire. The truck had Firestone Transforce HT tires and get 50000-60000 miles on a set of tires. Sway problems went away when the Firestone tire were put back on my truck. Cooper tires were the tire of choice on all my vehicles that pulled trailers. I won't look at another cooper tire. I had good luck with Firestone on my cars.