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RE: Is PA "warning" Rvers. (license).

North Dakota's license requirements say I'm licensed to drive a vehicle up to 26,000 lbs or a combination of vehicles less than 26,0001 lbs, and then says I can also drive an RV or camper with no weight limit if I'm reading the DMV's web site correctly.
Hammerhead 05/22/17 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: 100 days until the solar eclipse: Where & how to view...

I had planned to see this before moving away from Oregon. NASA says you can use #14 welder's glass to view the sun safely when it is not totally obscured. I did that during a partial eclipse a few years ago.
Hammerhead 05/22/17 12:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: The Minimal Wardrobe: The Only 3 Pairs of Shoes a Man Needs

Depends on the man. My uncle was a dairy farmer and he had barn boots, chore boots, house boots, going to town boots, and church boots. :)
Hammerhead 05/22/17 11:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Build a truck

We ordered our Grand Cherokee since the dealers near us had a diesel with the best off-road package. This was also done through the AAA auto broker and it was painless except for the long wait while all of the diesel builds sat in a parking lot at the factory for 2 months waiting for the DEF tanks to be installed.
Hammerhead 05/13/17 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Movie Oddities

Any movie where people can shoot pistols from horseback or a moving car/motorcycle and hit their target. I've been watching Kung Fu reruns and think it's funny how hiding behind a door, barrel, water trough, etc. somehow provides an effective shield against bullets.
Hammerhead 05/10/17 12:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best Diesel SUV Tow Vehicles?

The sprinter vans used the 3.0L CRD that was an option in the 2007/2008 Grand Cherokee. We now have a 2014 ecodiesel and it sounds like FCA may be giving up on the ecodiesel. One forum poster indicated they couldn't even order a new engine for one that had major engine failure.
Hammerhead 05/10/17 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Food

Depends on whether or not I'm hungry when I go to the grocery store. I spend more on junk food if I don't eat before grocery shopping.
Hammerhead 04/07/17 03:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Downsizing Our Trailer & Tow Vehicle

Don't forget about the ecodiesel option in the Grand Cherokee. Our 2008 and 2014 Grand Cherokees were/are diesel and they are better tow vehicles than our 2002 Durango with the 5.9 liter V-8 and 3.92 gear ratio. I'm not sure if the new models are still getting delayed for EPA testing...
Hammerhead 03/22/17 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Inconsiderate Dog Owners

I assumed this thread would be abou doggie-doo that was a constant problem in our old neighborhood with newer homes and rowhomes tightly packed together.
Hammerhead 03/22/17 07:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Who Drives? The Man or the Woman?

I have an aunt who played high school basketball when girls were only allowed to play on one half of the court. I like to drive and my wife only takes the wheel (when we are not towing) when we are on long road trips and spend all of our waking ours in the car and I need a rest break.
Hammerhead 02/22/17 10:43am RV Lifestyle
RE: UPS/USPS collaberation

The post office even delivers packages on Sundays from Amazon.com.
Hammerhead 01/30/17 12:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Will "Smart Vehicles" and their marketing cause more crashes

The safety features I like the most on our Jeep are the backup camera with cross path detection and parking sensors. Most SUVs have lots of blind spots and it's way easier to back up with the camera. The cross path detectors are helpful backing out of parking spots where you can't see if someone is coming or not. The parking sensors and camera allow me to put the rear bumper within an inch of where I want it to be and also comes in handy when it's time to hitch a trailer.
Hammerhead 01/17/17 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel

We have 56,000 miles on our 2014 ecodiesel and love it. It may not be for everyone, but you can really step on the gas without watching your fuel mileage drop. We also had a 2008 Grand Cherokee with the diesel from Mercedes before trading it in with about 130,000 miles on the odometer.
Hammerhead 12/08/16 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Overwhelmingly BIO-diesel in Portland, Oregon

B20 is not exempt from road taxes unless that has changed since we moved out of there in 2015. I used to run B5 to B99 depending on the time of year. The only pump I saw with B100 was on US30 was clearly marked as off-road only and it was much cheaper than the B99 pump right next to it. Oregon used to have a 5 cent/gallon income tax credit for B99 a few years ago. in oregon the "up to B20" can be up to, but the way to tell if it is B20 or less is to see if it is exempt from road tax. If it is B20 it is exempt, if less it is not. Pretty obvious since it is then usually $.25 less than the B5
Hammerhead 12/08/16 08:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What do you do if you find money...?

I've never found more than $5. I did find a wallet on the street once that only had a drivers license so I'm guessing someone took all of the cash and credit cards and then dumped the wallet. I reported it to the police and they sent an officer to collect it.
Hammerhead 11/03/16 07:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Not my mail

Our house was a rental for several years so we get mail addressed to others a few times per month. We just put "not at this address" on the envelope and clip it to the outside of the box and the carrier takes it away the next day. I'm guessing they sit somewhere in a giant bin (or trash can) after that.
Hammerhead 09/20/16 12:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: New College Football Polls Top 10 AP/Coaches

Coaches are busy coaching their own team and scouting opponents. I doubt they have time to evaluate teams from other conferences they aren't playing.
Hammerhead 09/20/16 12:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Walmart etiquette?

Some rest areas along I-5 in Washington and Oregon also seemed to be homeless camps. I wonder how many rest areas are closed or turned into picnic/parking areas (no restrooms or garbage cans) due to regular maintenance costs or added costs for chasing away permanent occupants and illegal dumping of household garbage in the cans. That happened at WMs in several Texas cities... they became a de-facto CG for rigs barely road-worthy, problems with drugs and petty crime start happening, and WM finally hands out out trespass notices and makes that location into a no-overnighting location. The WM nearest me has always been an overnighting prohibited location from the get-go (although they do not own the land and facilities, so it likely isn't in their control.) This does concern me. Texas ripped out virtually all its rest stops and turnoff points in the past few years, so if someone needs to rest, the only real alternative was hitting a WM on a trip, which worked until recently. Wonder where people will go if WM decides to just do a corporate "no overnighting" policy across all locations. I personally have never overnighted at a WM, but there are plenty of reasons why it is useful, especially if there are no CGs around, CGs are full, or just taking a rest and want to park for a few hours. I know in Austin, come SXSW, some people will park in people's driveways and stay there until the police arrive and give them a formal notice to leave, then move one driveway over, and stay there. The only way to get rid of them is to have a "tow away zone" sign in plain sight on the property.
Hammerhead 08/31/16 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Afraid of "chemicals?"

A gallon or two of dhmo can kill a person. Sucking it into your engine through the air intake will destroy it so it's bad for machinery, too.
Hammerhead 08/28/16 06:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Weird Address on mail

Try having a street name like 14 1/2 St or 15 1/2 St. Sometimes it is spelled out 14 half street or 14 Andahalf St. or something like that. Decades ago they talked about changing the street names in our part of town so the 1/2 streets would be called lanes, but that never went anywhere. Or in Tigard, Oregon there is a North Dakota street and since it is southwest of Portland, your address might be something like 12000 SW North Dakota St.
Hammerhead 08/17/16 08:26pm Around the Campfire
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