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RE: Chevy Colorado ZR2 Off-road - to go on sale

I know the lawyers will win this one, but I don't WANT 4x4's to be wider. What's the point of buying a small off-roader that's as wide as a full size? It makes sense for stability. The Ford Raptor is approximately 6 inches wider than a standard F150 4X4. The extra width is a hindrance on tight trails, but I guess you just need to get a Jeep Wrangler for that. Nice truck, though. Hope it is available in the US. That's what I'm saying, consumer reports and the nanny state dictate design. And the Wranglers are affected just as much. Compare the dimensions of a JK to a CJ.
Ductape 12/20/14 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy Colorado ZR2 Off-road - to go on sale

I know the lawyers will win this one, but I don't WANT 4x4's to be wider. What's the point of buying a small off-roader that's as wide as a full size?
Ductape 12/20/14 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV driver charged in fatal accident in Tennessee

Safer for the rest of us if he's in prison rather than driving. Doesn't need to be about an eye for an eye.
Ductape 12/18/14 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice needed on small towable truck

Better off asking the mods to move your post to dingy towing section. People here are going to tell you you need a diesel dually. Yes, you can do what you're thinking of, just verify with the owner's manual that the particular vehicle in question is flat towable. Not all manuals can be. Some have to be a 4x4 with a transfer case neutral e.g. GM and with those you can flat tow an automatic.
Ductape 12/17/14 08:55pm Dinghy Towing
RE: I need a reality check

AFAIK all the presently offered "unlimited" data plans limit how much 4g you can use. You get a few gigs high speed and then you are back to something slower for the rest of your months unlimited data plan. Stick with verizon or ATT for coast to coast reliability. Some MVNO's share their networks as well.
Ductape 12/16/14 03:13pm Full-time RVing
RE: quality gone down hill.

You have to first be on top of the hill to go down. Not sure that was ever the case with this market.
Ductape 12/16/14 03:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fumoto / V-10

Here's the technique I used with a Cummins that had an awkwardly placed filter: Drain crankcase hot. Let engine cool. Loosen filter with wrench just enough to break loose. Surround filter with 1 gal ziploc or garbage bag and unscrew until it drops in the bag.
Ductape 12/05/14 12:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: UPDATE! Picking up the 2015 Eco-Diesel Friday/Saturday! :)

I don't claim any knowledge to verify Ram *is* doing so, but it's an easy enough task for the PCM to compute actual GCW given it knows torque applied and resulting rate of acceleration.
Ductape 12/05/14 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 2014 jeep rubicon x

It's not the lack of braking. Sounds like an alignment problem. It would only take a short time to kill the tires if it's not tracking the MH correctly. Does the jeep steer well when you drive it? Off to the Jeep dealer I would say.
Ductape 12/05/14 09:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Taking off while the other occupants sleep

OTR drivers working teams sleep in bunks all the time while moving. Just saying. We are both early risers so not an issue for us. I like to depart early sometimes also to beat the traffic. Then stop for breakfast while the commuters tangle.
Ductape 12/05/14 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing 2014 jeep rubicon x

Is the jeep lifted, or does it have aftermarket wheels? We towed our 2014 JK 10k miles this year with no unusual wear.
Ductape 12/05/14 08:00am Dinghy Towing
RE: *Very* Cruel Santa

To me has the appearance of a setup by publicity seekers.
Ductape 12/04/14 07:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: 1985 Jeep cj7

I might be wrong, but I don't think Quadratrac was available in that model. Better check and be sure what tcase it is.
Ductape 12/02/14 09:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 1987 Ford Bronco II

There was a modification to add a neutral position to the shift control. Alternately you may convert to manual transfer case shifter.
Ductape 11/29/14 03:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Diesel vs gas, good video for those with that question!

Yawn... same old claims of performance based on the physics of some alternate reality. Bounder 362 hp / 22k GVWR. Excursion 300 hp / 26k GVWR. In the secondary linked article there's a claim of 6% grade speeds of 30 mph for the Bounder and 50 for the Excursion. Nonsense- I want to see the video of that actually tested.
Ductape 11/28/14 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Doea anybody know about chipping a 92 bronco for"tow mode"

Ford did have electric shift back then; I had it in an '86. I believe at one time you could get a modification from Ford to enable a neutral position. Whether that support for older models is still available... doubtful but you could ask Ford. I read some accounts that you could remove the electric shift motor and manually shift the Tcase into neutral, or replace the electric shift with a manual lever control.
Ductape 11/27/14 07:00pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Do you turn off your engine at the gas station?

As I see it, the ability of the fuel to be ignited is a constant. IMO gasoline is the one to focus on since it is easier to ignite, and it's commonly present very near the diesel pumps anyway. The variable in the experiment is whether the engine continues to idle, or if it is shut down and then restarted. Is one of those variables more likely to ignite gasoline fumes? Is it possible the rules against idling are more effective in preventing inattentive drivers from driving away with the nozzle in the tank than in preventing ignition per se? Most driver safety programs will attempt to ban idling with the drivers out of the vehicle as a general safety measure. A lot of things can happen with a running vehicle unattended, most of them bad. I worked for a company that banned leaving keys in electric golf carts because of runaways. Not because we were gassing them up!
Ductape 11/27/14 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: K&N filters

Lots of people like cool-ade. You can scientifically demonstrate that juice is better, but some will still prefer Tang. It's a free country. I stay with OEM style FWIW. I have personally witnessed dusted engines damaged while using oiled filters. I rode the same trails with the same model no harm done. Coincidence? Maybe.
Ductape 11/26/14 11:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Security question; Alias cell phone and second email

I have several mail accounts for various purposes. I can also see the benefit of a "public" and separate private phone number. Use the public number for vendors, CG hosts or others that may need to contact you in the near term while keeping your long term phone out of their databases.
Ductape 11/26/14 11:29am Technology Corner
RE: Torn between full time RVing and aging parents.

In our family we are closest physically to the elders. Infirm and one with early dementia. They live in a three story home with many stairs and refuse to move. Both have fallen several times. There are great assisted living options a few miles away and they refuse to consider it. Also refuse to move in with children who have offered. Health insurer provided assistance in home until she chased them away refusing the help. Yet the guilt is liberally applied because their children won't accommodate them and move back into their neighborhood and care for them. We load up the MH and go. Sad to see but it's a common situation and we're not amenable to the guilt tripping manipulation.
Ductape 11/26/14 10:37am RV Lifestyle
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