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I'm Melting !!! trying to get ready for NASR10

Don't want to wait until the night before we leave getting all the last minute items done.

So, knowing that one of the trailer lights don't work, I bought a new harness for the car....
while installing that, I discovered that the "old harness kit" is of higher quality than the one I bought, because it is a Powered Unit that requires 12V DC... and since the whole damn thing quit, not just one light, I am positive that a fuse has blown........
but where in the hell did the installer put that fuse?l I can't find it, so being short on time, and not owning a car lift, I just bought a new kit w/o need for power.
Works like a charm.....

But, one of the trailer's lights is broken and the brake light filament won't work,
then I remembered that I had a brand new set of LED trailer lights that I bought a couple years ago for another project.... Bingo!!! Problem solved

Now, the melting part..... it is 84* and 74% humidity here today

I just took a cold shower, and now I am setting in front of a floor fan...

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When the humidity gets down to 74% here, if it ever does, it feels pretty good comparatively.
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I feel your pain John. I'm giving the trailer the last once over and giving both bikes a final look before i decide which one I'm going to pull the trailer with.

I'm sweating so much I'm going through 3 or 4 shirts in a day.
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where are your cooling vest with the ice packs, or ice water types?
at least a special cooling towel for use working around the house and bikes!
HYDRATE!! repeat 3 times Drink (h20) or DIE
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where are your cooling vest with the ice packs, or ice water types?
at least a special cooling towel for use working around the house and bikes!
HYDRATE!! repeat 3 times Drink (h20) or DIE

oh, you can be sure that the Ice Vest and the Ice Chest will be going along with me.
I won't be able to sit outside in the hotter part of the days w/o that cooling vest.

and I do practice hydration, even here at home indoors, I drink at a minimum of 2 quarts of water a day.... I have to get up twice thru the night to de-hydrate

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I was suggesting that you wear the ice vest while you are working in the heat, getting ready for the ride.
Your story sounded like maybe you got a little behind the heat curve.

My intention was to remind everyone of the importance of hydrating- its easy to slip into a bad state and be somewhere,,, alone.
or where no one knows the signs of heat stroke and heat stress, heart attack (women have different symptoms) diabetic problems etc.
Heat and not enough water makes Jack a boy in the hospital!

One day- hopefully soon, many of us will be wearing a cool suit with circulating water, similar to race cars and space-suits.

Like a great helmet or an airbag vest, its only expensive till it saves an Emergency Room deductible

Stay safe John and everyone headed for the ride-in
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Don't want to wait until the night before we leave getting all the last minute items done.

So, knowing that one of the trailer lights don't work, I bought a new harness for the car....
while installing that, I discovered that the "old harness kit" is of higher quality than the one I bought, because it is a Powered Unit that requires 12V DC... and since the whole damn thing quit, not just one light, I am positive that a fuse has blown........
but where in the hell did the installer put that fuse?l I can't find it, so being short on time, and not owning a car lift, I just bought a new kit w/o need for power.
Works like a charm.....

But, one of the trailer's lights is broken and the brake light filament won't work,
then I remembered that I had a brand new set of LED trailer lights that I bought a couple years ago for another project.... Bingo!!! Problem solved

Now, the melting part..... it is 84* and 74% humidity here today

I just took a cold shower, and now I am setting in front of a floor fan...
Glad you got the tail lights fixed. As far as the weather, 84 would be great!

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I was suggesting that you wear the ice vest while you are working in the heat, getting ready for the ride.
Your story sounded like maybe you got a little behind the heat curve.

I can't work longer than about 15 to 30 minutes before getting back under Air Conditioning. that is why it took us 3 weeks to cut up the tree limbs, load them on the trailer, and let the Golf Cart ala tractor pull the trailer to the burn pile.

We would get up and go outside 30 minutes after daybreak and work until the humidity got to me.... then I go in the house and take a cold shower immediately...

Believe you me, I am much more aware of hydration than anyone else can be.
Normal folks can work for 2 or 3 hours without taking on water....

I can't, I keep bottles of water everywhere... literally.
In the cars and pickup, on the Riding Lawn Mower, there are water bottles there all the time, whether I am using them "right now or not"....

I cannot afford to get in a vehicle and drive off from home and not have water with me.....

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For those that say "Drink water, drink water and drink more water." there is "Water intoxication" which can kill you just as dead as dehydration.
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