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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
RE: How do you avoid Bio Diesel (over B5) while on the road?

Are you sure about that? Oregon used to give a 5 cent/gal tax credit for B99 or B50 a few years ago. I don't remember anything about not paying the normal fuel taxes. Now that I've moved to North Dakota, there are very few places that offer biodiesel. One place in Jamestown lets you select B99, B50 or B5. I wish I could find a freddy around our area that was B-20, since B-20 is exempt from Oregon road tax plus freddylow price would make diesel REAL cheap around here. Up and down I-5 I've only seen B-5 at freddys
Hammerhead 06/21/16 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: olde timers help me out !

I'm not an old-timer yet, but my first car was a 1975 AMC Hornet purchased in 1984 for around $800. How did I survive without cup holders, power windows, power locks, air conditioning, and just an AM radio to keep me company when I was driving solo?
Hammerhead 06/07/16 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help me understand California Turnouts - Updated

Even when not towing, there are always morons to deal with like last weekend we were on a rural 2-lane highway with a speed limit of 60 MPH and I had the cruise set at 61 because I like to live on the edge. We had a tailgater for a while who aborted one passing attempt and I knew that I would have to hit the brakes on his 2nd attempt as he cut me off trying to get back over. Then he proceeded to drive just a few MPH faster than me so I doubt he saved much time for risking at least 4 lives in 3 vehicles.
Hammerhead 06/03/16 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Why Do They Do This?

It's the same reason newer appliances only last 10-15 years and older ones lasted for 30 years.
Hammerhead 05/10/16 12:56pm General RVing Issues
GM says don't drive some 2016 and 2017 trucks

Link to news story General Motors is recalling some trucks and SUVs because of an issue with their front upper control arms. The recall includes several 2016-2017 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac trucks and SUVs. For now, GM is asking owners to not drive the affected vehicles. GM recall info -- VIN required
Hammerhead 05/06/16 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
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