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Re: RE's Excellent Mexican Dental Adventure
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 12:21:02 AM »
that gmc motorhome is a beaut. lust after those in a previous-life kind of way. they got solar and looks like wind, too. when you've bought your last tank of gas and your running on empty just park it on a downslope and tell yourself everything's gonna be just fine.



I also like the GMC Bugout Machine.  Very clean lines overall.  And yea, this one had both Solar PV panels on the roof and a Wind Turbine as well.

Near the Casino, there are quite a few of these BMs parked on what appears to be "commons" land.  No hookups at all, no water available etc, but BMs of this size hold enough in the tanks for a couple of weeks or so.  If you are careful and use the Casino bathrooms and so forth, you probably easily could stay a month rent free.  In summer it would likely be unbearably hot inside it around here without A/C, and that Solar/Wind setup is not enough to run A/C, just light and communications electrics and a thermoelectric fridge.  This time of year here though, its probably pretty comfortable inside, and no problems with condensation as it is very dry around here, obviously.

I haven't checked into Pad Rental prices, but my guess is that they are under $200/mo for all but the most upscale BM Communities.  I have no doubt at the moment a Retired Senior (or UE Millenial) could live around here if he has a paid off BM on less than $10K a year.  Minimum Wage service economy job, you are good to go until the system craps out completely.

Far as when the fuel disappears to move them around, mostly I suspect they will stay where they lay in their Last Parking Spot.  However, you probably could pull them along slowly with a team of 6 Oxen :-)

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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 12:24:00 PM »
4 Hours

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2012, 01:07:28 PM »
That was pretty cryptic.

4 hours what???
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 04:22:57 PM »
That was an Update from the Throne of Pain.  It lasted 5.5 hours in the end.  It was ROUGH.

However, the teeth are now gone, the Dentures are in and I am recovering.  I'm not supposed to drink Alcohol for a Week! Ha!  I'm already drinking a Sam Adams!  Once my gums recover, I don't think these things will be bad at all.  I don't think I need Implants at least not yet.  They look real good too, you can't even tell they are fake.




Little bloody still on the top front teeth which are capped.

The Dental Assistant was a real cutie



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Re: RE's Excellent Mexican Dental Adventure
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 04:49:01 PM »
LOL. excellent coverage! congratulations.

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2012, 08:42:39 PM »
Looks good RE

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2012, 11:01:45 PM »
Interesting to consider how this whole Dental Biz will wind up here as we slide down the peak oil curve into the Olduvai Gorge.

First off beyond the impracticality of being able to fly from Alaska to the Mexican Border, the process of making Dentures like these is totally dependent on cool polymers the Dentista makes his Molds out of. then the dentures themselves are mounted on Polymer that matches your Gum Color so it looks very real.

Then there is the anaesthetic issue.  Even with getting jabbed probably a couple of dozen times with anaesthetic, this proceedure was 5 hours of EXCRUCIATING pain.  If you need teeth extracted, if you can I suggest doing them one or two at a time.  I can't imagine how dental work was done in the Old Days, OUCH! In all likelihood, this is probably one of the major reasons for shorter lifespans back then.  When the Teeth go, you go.

Now of course, supposedly George Washington wore a pair of Wooden Dentures.  I guess the way this was done back then was to take a Mold with Clay, and then a Master Carver would carve out a set of dentures that fit your mouth.

With a healthier Diet, your teeth do last a lot longer of course.  However, in primitive cultures, you wear down the teeth chewing hides and so forth.  You gotta have just the right culture and diet for your teeth to last more than say 50 years.

Anyhow, with the spin down proceeding apace, two pieces of advice:

1) Take good care of your teeth if they are still healthy
2)  If they are not, go get them fixed up ASAP before modern Dentistry goes the way of the Dinosaur.

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2012, 03:41:50 AM »
Glad to see you survived, and got a winning smile to boot. Welcome back tom your regulsasrly scheduled programming, where the only anesthesia is provided via cable news networks.
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2012, 09:29:17 AM »
Not sure yet I survived.  I am hurting today.  Will not be online posting.  No energy.

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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2012, 12:54:12 PM »
Bourbon is a worthy accelerator for Vicodin. Just sayin'.
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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2012, 04:42:02 PM »
Any more updates on your 'New Grill'?  I'm a boomer in need of Identical grill work.  Full denture lower/keep the 2 front teeth, quite a few removals.  What was the total dental bill?  How do they fit after 5 months?  Still thinking of implants? Best Blogumentary I found after a hour of searching.  I plan to truck on down from Palm Springs area and return with a 'Smile' and maybe a good buy on a used bugout vehicle.

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« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2012, 05:08:58 PM »
Any more updates on your 'New Grill'?  I'm a boomer in need of Identical grill work.  Full denture lower/keep the 2 front teeth, quite a few removals.  What was the total dental bill?  How do they fit after 5 months?  Still thinking of implants? Best Blogumentary I found after a hour of searching.  I plan to truck on down from Palm Springs area and return with a 'Smile' and maybe a good buy on a used bugout vehicle.

I had all the lowers pulled.  On top, I kept 6 front teeth, all are capped.  2 of them I did down thereat the same time as the rest of this work, the other 4 were done up here a few years ago.  I had Root Canals done also on the 2 new ones that got capped.

The upper denture snaps onto the top teeth and it works great.  The lower one has become quite ill fitting as the gums healed up and I need to get that refit but I have been procrastinating.  Not sure if I want to make 2 more trips to Mejico necessary to do implants or not.  You need to do 2 because they cant fit the appliance until after the implant sets in the bone.  I really loath the idea of more drilling and more shots of novocaine.  If Ijust get the lower one refit xo it sits better that might be good enough and I don't need to do all the flying for it.

The cost for the dental work itself is about 1/10th to 1/4 what you pay up here.  Savings are particularly good on pulling teeth, $25/tooth there, $300/tooth here. My total bill down there came to around $2000, up here the same work would have cost $10K.  You have to add in the Airfare, Hotel and Rentacar though for around another $2000.

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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2012, 05:43:59 PM »
For me, a good reward for a bit of searching.   It's only 160 mile drive for me.  Need the teeth before the next phase.  Thanks for useful information - that's what I was looking for.  Oh, looks like a good informational Website.  I'm now a member.

 

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