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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
RE: Woman and Tattoos

And all of them (or nearly all of them) are close to acupuncture meridians still used today. Otzi the 5300 yr old Ice Man had 61 tats.......LINK
Hammerhead 08/02/16 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: 3.0 VM EcoDiesel Oil Requirement has Changed

Same for the 2014 ecodiesels. I had the 2nd revision and the web site has an 8th revision.
Hammerhead 07/18/16 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Great truths about growing old

My mother-in-law has a shirt that says: I've and heard it all At my age, I just can't remember it all.
Hammerhead 07/06/16 07:10am Around the Campfire
RE: 2005 plus SUV that can tow 6.5k (Edited title)

Grand Cherokee's with a V8 or diesel have enough power to tow 6,500 lbs and are among the smallest SUVs with that capability. A VW Toureg or Land Rover might also work.
Hammerhead 06/29/16 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: singing at soccer games

I played soccer from 4th grade through high school and played on a travelling all-star team before my senior year and still find it a boring game to watch. We saw a few Portland Timbers games when we lived there and 90 minutes is a long time to watch a game with only 1 goal scored.
Hammerhead 06/25/16 09:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Canadian Banks - Changing American to Canadian $

Do credit unions allow members of other credit unions to exchange currency? Back when I used to work in fast food, Canadians used to ask if they could pay with Canadian money and I always told them a lower exchange rate so they would choose to pay with American money so my nightly deposit was easier.
Hammerhead 06/25/16 08:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

My 1975 AMC Hornet had a 232 cubic inch straight six that could burn rubber when I wanted to.
Hammerhead 06/22/16 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
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