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RE: DST

I'd like to see DST year round. As someone who spent his career doing international flying and always being in the wrong time zone where ever I was, I get a giggle out of those who complain about a 1 hour change twice a year. When people ask me if I feel different since I retired, I say ya, I feel the same every day.
wilber1 03/11/17 01:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

Back in September 1972 my bride and I drove one of these down HWY 101 from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles and back. Back when the average North American car was about 18 feet long. http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/715928,12987/1968-Austin-Mini-Cooper-MKII_photo.aspx 1968 Mini Cooper MKII
wilber1 03/10/17 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

Ya, there are a lot of great choices and options in between a small car and a truck.
wilber1 03/09/17 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

Each to their own. I know a lot of people like a truck's high driving position and the sense of security it provides but I like driving and just find them awkward and cumbersome compared to a good sedan or crossover. Because of that I don't even feel safer in them, just capable of doing more damage. Give me my Audi Q5 any day. Roomy little crossover that drives like a good sports sedan and makes twisty roads fun. I like my truck for what it does as a truck, tow my fifth wheel. Aside from that I wouldn't own one.
wilber1 03/08/17 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

Interesting. There is no way I would have a truck as a daily driver if I didn't have to. My truck stays parked when I am at home, sometimes for months. I just don't find them enjoyable to drive.
wilber1 03/07/17 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexter EZ Lube

You could probably hand pack the bearings 5 times with the amount of grease sitting in the hub doing nothing. Each to their own.
wilber1 03/07/17 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: CAFE stds on the chopping block

US automakers are global players and the rest of the world isn't going to stop moving forward because of something a US president signs. They will continue to develop these vehicles or become uncompetitive in wold markets. The US car manufacturers cannot sell the high efficiency and small cars they make now. Americans want pickup trucks, SUVs and big cars. They are much safer if nothing else. I'm not saying that no one buys those small cars, we bought my wife a Corolla a month ago, but we have the F350 to go with it. You can look overseas now and find lots of even small vehicles being sold over there. That is because of their outrageous fuel prices and in a lot of these places the road system has many very narrow and twisty roads left over from medieval times. Those manufacturers have occasionally tried to sell those very small vehicles here with little success. The mini-Cooper seems to be an exception. I've driven several electric vehicles at work before I retired. Those were the vehicles taken last out of the car pool after all the gas powered vehicles were checked out or reserved. People didn't like to drive them, me included. Especially the Prius that they had. They can sell them, just not in the US. That is why they want to move production to countries which have better trade agreements because the US is not their market for these vehicles. Mexico for example which has agreements with 50 countries including the EU.
wilber1 03/07/17 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CAFE stds on the chopping block

Like all Government agencies the EPA issues new regulations to justify they're existence, with out regard to common sense or need for more regs. I believe this is the biggest reason, justify and get more money. Yes, in the 70's they were needed we had some pretty bad air in several cities. That said there is a point of diminishing returns. that is where the common sense goes out the door. Fleet average of 54 mpg, could mean a lot of electric or hybrid. While the car produces less emissions, what does it take to produce the car in the first place. The environmental impact of producing the batteries. How is the electricity that powers an all electric car produced. Hydro power is on the hit list, that leaves oil, gas,coal, or nuclear. Just saying there are trade offs. Many look at diesel PU as bad, but I can move a 7,800# vehicle down the road at 20 mpg to match this a 2,600# car would need to get 60 mpg! But if there is only one person in a truck (which there is most of the time) you are still burning 2 1/2 times as much fuel to get that one person from A to B.
wilber1 03/07/17 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CAFE stds on the chopping block

US automakers are global players and the rest of the world isn't going to stop moving forward because of something a US president signs. They will continue to develop these vehicles or become uncompetitive in wold markets.
wilber1 03/07/17 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CAFE stds on the chopping block

It's about time, just think how much better the smog would be in LA without all these intrusive regulations. Heck, we could probably be better than Mexico City or Beijing. How can you trust air you can't even see? Nice:B
wilber1 03/06/17 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Block Heater and Cord -Missing

My 01 and my 11 both came with a heater and cord. I thought it was standard on Canadian trucks. Maybe not. I bought both trucks from the same dealer so maybe they don't sell them without a cord.
wilber1 02/28/17 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Design

I wonder why it seems like there's more Grand Design built trailers having this issue. I read a couple other RV brand forums as well and hardly see the problem compared to GD. Is GD asking for something different?s I don't know if they are or it is because they have run a poll on their forum and it has become a big deal as a result. I would be interested in knowing if owners forums for any other manufacturers have kept track of how many owners have had this issue. I don't know why Lippert would change the way they assemble the same axles for different manufacturers.
wilber1 02/18/17 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

Makes me wonder why anyone asks these questions, they are only looking for support in whatever they decide to do. The numbers are the numbers, they don't change if people decide not to follow them or because of anything that is said here. People are going to do what they are going to do.
wilber1 02/17/17 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

What kind of actual capability do you want to know, the point where it breaks? Of course that will change with age and use. The capability is what the manufacturer says it is, he sets the margin between max load and failure. After that you are on your own.
wilber1 02/17/17 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

Trucks are not just tires and axles.It's alright Wilber, it's justified because it's F250/2500's were talking about. GVWR means nothing. If it was F150/1500's, we'd get the "You're Going to Kill Your Wife and Kids" message for towing over your GVWR. I don't know the legalities or the answers. I didn't engineer the thing, I just don't think it is responsible to tell someone it is quite OK to exceed a placarded weight. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
wilber1 02/16/17 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

3/4T's and 1T's are the same thing. So says the internet.
wilber1 02/15/17 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

Trucks are not just tires and axles.
wilber1 02/15/17 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

Interesting. Didn't notice that.
wilber1 02/12/17 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

Goodyear Press Release Looks like only D and E load ratings. Note less aggressive tread pattern. I have long claimed that the A/S like tread on ST tires contributed to the cap getting ripped off. Chris Actually the tread pattern of the tire in the press release looks very close to the Carlisle Trail RH, ST tires that are on my rig right now.
wilber1 02/12/17 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

Goodyear Press Release Looks like only D and E load ratings.
wilber1 02/11/17 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
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