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RE: Will "Smart Vehicles" and their marketing cause more crashes

Driving down 111 yesterday heading for la quinta and there is a Mercedes E350 weaving all over the road and getting too close for comfort. Punched it to get buy it and saw a mid 50's lady putting on her makeup with both hands using her mirror probably steering with her knees. Can't come fast enough. Easier to develop auto driving than fix stupid. I agree. More and more people are treating driving like an inconvenience that gets in the way of everything else they want to do in a vehicle. I think more automation is becoming a necessity whether we like it or not. Distracted driving is now the biggest cause of fatal accidents in BC in spite of a $368 fine for using a hand held device while driving. Automation is the only answer to this behaviour.
wilber1 01/16/17 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Overnight Stops

We travel from Canada to Southern California every winter. We stay hooked up for the whole trip. I put jacks down just to stabilize the trailer, not to take weight off the truck. If you are worried about draining the truck batteries, just unhook the electrical connection to the truck. If your trailer battery is low in the morning, just start your truck and hook the electrical back up, the truck alternator and batteries will then provide enough power to retract your slides and jacks.
wilber1 01/15/17 05:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

My 2011 6.7L has had no emission related issues but it only has 40,000 miles on it.
wilber1 01/12/17 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

Your links don't work for me. There are two class action lawsuits pending against FCA and Cummins. I haven't found anything that says the EPA is planning action against either company. This has nothing to do whatsoever with Cummins. The 5.9 and 6.7 are not affected. So I said in the post right after the one you quoted.
wilber1 01/12/17 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

Wait a minute, yes I did but it is the 3.0 not the Cummins.
wilber1 01/12/17 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

Your links don't work for me. There are two class action lawsuits pending against FCA and Cummins. I haven't found anything that says the EPA is planning action against either company.
wilber1 01/12/17 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F.B.I. Arrests Volkswagen Executive

The issue is NOX emissions, not total emissions. NOX emissions can be up to 40 times greater than allowed depending on load and driving style.
wilber1 01/12/17 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where does the weight come from?

In a word ..... "stuff" Seriously though we ran into a guy in New Mexico last year that had an elaborate tool box in the basement of his fifth, looking at the large tool box I asked him how much it weighed. His response to me was "around four thousand pounds". He likes tools so he brings his collection with him I guess. :h Dan That's the weight of an average car before he adds anything else. Will probably be complaining about poor quality frames when his falls apart.
wilber1 01/10/17 06:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F.B.I. Arrests Volkswagen Executive

I see Jaguar is aggressively pursuing its new diesels in spite of the controversy. The 4 cyl 2.0 L, 180 HP diesel is available in the F Pace crossover and the 3.0 V6 has been certified by the EPA to be used in the Range Rover to start. In the F Pace it could make quite a performer.
wilber1 01/10/17 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help me understand the flaws with these "features"

Don't know how you could mount an RV fridge in a slide without using a fan, besides I like hearing the fan because when I do, I know the fridge is working. As far as a TV that pops out of a counter is concerned, just something else to go wrong but if you really like it, it's probably worth it.
wilber1 01/07/17 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will "Smart Vehicles" and their marketing cause more crashes

Considering the number of people we saw texting and otherwise messing with their phones on the I5 heading south this year (quite a few big rig drivers) I'm thinking there is a need for more automation because too many people just aren't paying attention whether they have it or not.
wilber1 01/04/17 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: I have this delusional in-law and his 1500 Dodge

I always get a good chuckle when someone says "I don't even know it is there". You've got 8000 lbs strapped to the back of your truck, trust me, you know its there. This was my thought completely. We owned an RV Shop in Paso Robles CA and I was amazed how many people would say it pulls it like it aint even there. I don't care if you put 4000 pounds behind a 1 ton you'll feel it and so will the truck. May pull it just fine power wise, but you'll feel it. My sentiments exactly. If you don't know it is there, you are not paying attention.
wilber1 01/02/17 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Apple being sued by Texas couple.

No fence for me. This may sound cruel, but I hope they lose. If they win, then Sirius XM may be next. Garmin, Tom Tom, and Magellan wouldn't be far behind. Lawsuits like this are one step closer to NO ONE being responsible for themselves. I'd rather the courts not even hear it. You can't legislate responsible thinking. Not cruel at all, just logical.
wilber1 12/31/16 08:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Will "Smart Vehicles" and their marketing cause more crashes

Back to the subject, the operator will always be ultimately responsible for what their vehicle does. A pilot can't say, it's not my fault we crashed, the autopilot was on. Neither will a driver.
wilber1 12/31/16 08:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another near death by GPS story

The first thing I learned when using an automotive GPS. NEVER use shortest distance.
wilber1 12/30/16 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another near death by GPS story

As previously stated, all GPS does is give the unit a present position, everything else is software. Blindly following a GPS unit is blindly trusting in the accuracy of the software writer and its use of the latest maps. It would be like a pilot accepting a flight plan and entering its waypoints into a nav computer without checking the routing against the filed flight plan and up to date charts.
wilber1 12/30/16 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: I have this delusional in-law and his 1500 Dodge

The screwy part is maybe he CAN'T tell that 10,000 trailer is back there! Ya, I towed a 10K 5th with 2001.5 2500 with 4:10's and a 5.9 Cummins rated at the same 235 HP as his 5.9 gas and a lot more torque. I sure knew it was back there.
wilber1 12/26/16 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moles

I had really good success with these. Also called an English mole trap. Duffus Mole Trap
wilber1 12/26/16 11:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Don't warmup up your car-R&T

This is not new, engineers have been saying it is better to warm an engine under light load for 50 years that I know of.
wilber1 12/22/16 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't warmup up your car-R&T

R&T At least not your gasser, don't know if it applies to diesels. I would think so. Maybe not fuel dilution so much but they take ages to warm up if not under load, which means a bunch more unburned **** going into the DPF on newer machines and if you don't get it hot, more regens.
wilber1 12/21/16 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
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