... I really wish he'd not been killed.. He needed to have a nice long "Chat" with police types and now that he's dead he can't do that.
I don’t. I’m glad he killed himself, thus eliminating all the cost of court proceedings, psychological analysis, etc., all of which might have led to as little as a period of years in an institution for the criminally insane. I just wish the one he aimed at himself had been the first shot he fired.
My heart goes out to the families of all the victims. If I were a praying man my prayers would go out to them too.
My screen name is based on our rig’s name too. Our first RV was an old Toyota Dolphin with a 4-banger. We called it Pokey since that what it was. We called our second RV Pokey2 since we liked the name, though this RV is not in the least underpowered.
Earlier this year my wife and I spent a week in Hawaii – 5 nights in Kauai and 2 in Oahu. Our main reason for going to Oahu was to do the full-day Pearl Harbor tour, which I highly recommend to everyone. Other than that, however, we liked Kauai a lot better. If and when we return, it will be to any island(s) EXCEPT Oahu.
I do not see the big difference between taking your eyes off the road to adjust knobs and buttons. To the OP, have you tried touch screen yourself or voice command? I luv em.
If you know where the knobs are, you don't have to use your eyes to find them; it's just a matter of feel. I admit that you do have to look at some buttons but, again, if you know your car, it takes just a moment to find the one you want.
And yes, I have tried a touch screen, in the Prius my wife used to have. No nav, but most audio, heating and cooling functions worked off of it, as well as some other things as I recall. I never was comfortable using it.
These days more and more cars feature touch screens that serve as both a nav display and the means of controlling such things as audio, heating, cooling and ???.
Obviously, you need some kind of screen for nav. However, I think these things are downright dangerous for other funtions. The problem is that the driver has to take his eyes off the road to navigate around the screen, sometimes going through several menus. Is not this sort of distraction just as bad as texting while driving?
Fortunately, these screens are usually part of costly options, which can be avoided. My new 2013 car, lacking bells and whistles, has good old fashioned knobs and buttons, and I’ll take them anyday.
Am I the only one who feels this way? Or is it just another example of my inability to “keep up with the times”?
My choice would be in either the Prescott area or in the Verde Valley. …
I, too, would consider the Prescott area. My wife and I seriously considered moving there 5 years ago. We spent a week there and even found a house on which we almost made an offer. The main thing that caused us to relocate within northern CA instead was DW’s desire not to be far from the ocean. Personally, having spent 7 years in AZ at ASU and U of A, I love the state.
… If your class A has a driver entry door, you will soon wished you had none. …
Ron, I almost always agree with you, and I find your posts both helpful and informative. However, I can’t agree with you on this point. Admittedly, I have absolutely no experience driving a class A, but I am sure I would feel claustrophobic (for lack of a better word) if I didn’t have a driver entry door. But that’s just me.
… All of these numbers you see reported of "New vehicles sales up such and such percent" doesn't necessarily mean the public has actually purchased that many more vehicles. Only that dealers have bought more vehicles from the plants. …
Very interesting; I didn’t know that. Just goes to show – again – how one can be misled by published statistics.
I rather doubt that dealers pay taxes on the inventory on their lots, as long as they bought it to re-sell it. …
Really? I thought that was the purpose of an inventory tax....
I neither own nor have any desire to own an iPhone. That said, I can’t imagine why I would want or use the phone to open my garage door, and I can think of several reasons why I would NOT.
I’m curious as to when any of you would use this app. The only scenario that comes to my mind is 1) I’ve locked myself out of the house, 2) the in-car switch doesn’t work, and 3) my opener lacks a working exterior keypad (or I’ve forgotten the code).
So, what am I missing here?
In my 25’C, DW sleeps in the rear corner “queen” and I sleep in the overhead area. The latter is comfortable enough for me once I get there, but getting to and from is a pain (literally, since the ladder steps are tough on bare feet; I take sandals to bed).
Given a choice, I’d sleep in the back too since it’s very comfortable there. However, due to our sleeping habits, that is not a viable option. Neither of us would be willing to sleep on the dinette conversion, which is very uncomfortable in my view. We don’t have a couch.
As to the bed-making issue with a corner bed, I don’t see it as a big deal. How often do you change your sheets? Of course, if you like your bed to look “just so” during the day, it would be a pain.
I am the third owner of a former rental, a 2004 25’ Winnebago Chalet that had 70,000 miles on it when I bought it several years ago. I have been very happy with it. The RV has features that, as I understand it, many rentals do not. E.g., awning, generator, roof ladder, electric steps, wheel simulators, 2 house batteries, class III hitch. Unfortunately, it did NOT come with any service records. Other than some handling issues that I alleviated by installing Bilsteins, I have had no problems with the unit except for a small leak that developed around the front over-cab window.
Bottom line: I would not hesitate to buy another rental. However, I wouldn’t buy one with so many miles on it that I couldn’t buy a warranty (which, incidentally, I did for the first year; never tried to use it).
Isn’t the usual advice on the forum to talk to A lawyer rather than to YOUR lawyer? I agree that most of us don’t have a regular lawyer, on retainer or otherwise, to whom we turn when we have problems. Rather, we tend to find a lawyer when we need one as, for example, when we elect to fight a DUI or evict a tenacious tenant.
As for myself, I do have an estate attorney who drew up our wills and family trust docs and to whom the survivor of us will turn when the other dies.
Regarding accountants, I think most of us who are not running a business as a sole proprietor are quite capable of doing our own taxes with the help of Turbo Tax or the like. I know I can and do.
... And, I'm just a working class old man. There never going to welcome me into one of there exercise centers.
If you're talking about one of those places where you pay, I'd bet they'd be happy to see you. And even if you're not, I suspect they'd welcome you too. I know that would be true in my neck of the woods.
Every once in a while my full-size Weber home grill starts to sputter and not come up to proper heat even though I know there is propane in the tank. When that happens, I shut everything down, disconnect the propane tank, and then reconnect it, which solves the problem. Perhaps it has something to do with opening the propane valve too quickly at times?
Hmmm...our Itasca Spirit came from Winnebago with a slider mounted hanging curtain for the cab overhead bed area and a snap-on curtain for the cab area itself. These curtains are double thickness material and match the overall interior color scheme.
I wonder why all Class C manufacturers don't include these? I assumed they did! (We have the Arctic Package on ours - perhaps the curtains are part of that?)
My 2004 Winnebago Chalet (former rental) came that way too. And I, too, figured that all Cs came that way. The snap-on curtain is easy to use and is effective.