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RE: Soda Crate Moral Dilemma (& Informal Survey)

It's easy to find a Coke or Pepsi distributor. Just drop off the crate at a small-town store that sells soda and they will probably hold it for the truck driver. :) Finding a single-use paper cup from McDonald's is different than finding an item like milk crate or 2-liter crate designed for repeated use.
Hammerhead 06/28/17 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Soda Crate Moral Dilemma (& Informal Survey)

You can buy them online for around $10 so they probably cost less than half of that for the soda company to buy. Call the distributor and ask if they want to send someone out to pick it up. If not, give it a coat of paint and it's yours.
Hammerhead 06/26/17 03:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Total Eclipse of the Sun will jam CG's!

You can use #14 welder's glass to look at the sun when it is not totally obscured. See NASA's web site for more info. I bought a small piece for a few dollars before a partial eclipse several years ago and I ended up passing it around to a few others who had no eye protection.
Hammerhead 06/26/17 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Total Eclipse of the Sun will jam CG's!

I would drive a few hundred miles south to see it if my wife had enough vacation time.
Hammerhead 06/26/17 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: It's a dry heat

My uncle in Phoenix says it isn't hot until he has to wear sandals to walk down the driveway and pick up the morning paper because without burning his feet.
Hammerhead 06/21/17 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tiny Houses

On the shows my wife likes to watch, they never mention how water and electricity are delivered or if they use a holding tank or septic tank for the waste. They usually don't show any propane tanks either.
Hammerhead 06/14/17 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Right size truck ???

Doesn't look like a 30 footer from the photos in the link and comparing them to the current models on Nash's site where all the longer trailers have slide outs.
Hammerhead 06/12/17 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Filling DEF tank GMC

There is a learning curve. I didn't know the Jeep dealer was supposed to fill the DEF tank before delivering our 2014 ecodiesel which was the first one they had seen. By the time I found out, it didn't seem worth my time to spend 2 hours on the road driving to the dealer, waiting to talk to the people at the dealer, etc.
Hammerhead 06/06/17 02:37pm Tow Vehicles
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
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