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RE: why only one page of posts?

Camping World took it over. You didn't really think it would be as good as it was before them. DID YOU? They destroy everything they touch. :D
Campfire Time 12/13/19 12:15pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What happened to STREET VIEW in Google Maps?

There are some remote locations where they just don't have Street View. It's annoying because you get pretty used to using Street View.
Campfire Time 12/13/19 11:51am Roads and Routes
RE: why only one page of posts?

If you look at the individual subject specific forums the threads keep going. I've seen various threads stay alive for a week or more. Clicking "Newest" is nothing more than a database query. Queries like this need a date range and can also limit the number of results shown. In other words someone has to write the code to show a certain number of results. It may be that a large number of results is affecting site performance and rather than spend the money upgrading and fixing the issue they simply limited the number of results. Or they are making a conscious effort to give the impression that the site is no longer well supported in order to let it die by attrition. One way or the other it's pretty clear that the powers that be aren't interested in properly maintaining this forum. I won't be surprised if one day it's just gone without any notice. After all, we get what we pay for. ;)
Campfire Time 12/13/19 06:49am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

How many folks tow at 75 miles per hour? 55 would make more sense. Watch it again, he accounted for 60 mph towing. Square of the speed is the biggest factor. 60 x 60 = 3600; 55 x 55 = 3025; 3025 / 3600 =~ 14% savings, all other things being equal. 75 x 75 = 5625 ; 3025 / 5625 =~ 46% savings. Towing at max load weight is, in my opinion, a bit of a red herring, and unwise. Doing so on any vehicle is not going to give good results, fuel economy wise, nor result in a long life. Of course, you can tow a 50,000 pound load with an inadequate vehicle--but how far, and how fast? When I have time, I drive 49 mph (78 kph) because it happened, in the past, to be a "sweet spot" for my class C. Because of some recent changes, I may be searching for a new sweet spot--probably faster. My "one day record" for driving was 1400 kilometers (870 miles). That was done at 55 mph in my previous class C diesel. In the last two weeks I saw a suggested lease price of $79 per month (36 months) on a Hyundai Ionic. Perfect for a daily commute, but not much good for towing any serious load. To be fair, the initial payment is $999. That effectively raises the lease price to $107 per month. Prices are going to drop, and five year ownership costs already favor Bev's. BYD has produced 500,000 Bev buses. Most travel 155 miles on a charge with a battery capacity is 150 kwh. The buses range in size from 23 feet to 60 feet. These units are by no means perfect. But the operating costs are well below diesel units. As to recharging, if I were a campground owner, I'd be installing meters. 150 kwh would be possible on a 50 amp pedestal at 14 hours. GM is promising many Bev and plug in models in the near future. I'm probably too old to see a BEV RV, but ten years from now I suspect there may be lots. The Trans Canada Highway (#1) is in the process of having charging stations installed at Petro Canada gas stations. They are approximately 120 miles apart. The locations will be using the fastest possible charging method (DC high voltage) and can recharge to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes. You're taking his video much too literal. He's showing how the numbers work, not how we tow. Take the more realistic numbers we all tow with. The math is sound. Do a little more research on BYD. The BYD buses are an apples to oranges comparison to Tesla cars and PUs. Again, plug in the numbers. No surprise they get 155 miles. Interesting the approach Canada is taking. In the US it will have to be private enterprise that sees the need. No doubt the auto manufacturers are going to have to get involved in helping to finance charging stations. Small mom and pop gas stations are not going to put this stuff in without financial incentive.
Campfire Time 12/06/19 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

I love this guy. Hard to argue with math. :h who called out Tesla? Are you suggesting that Jason Fenske's analysis is flawed because it references Tesla?Main title to the thread. So that is member ShinerBock that called out Tesla. Not flawed at all. Just that it is an EV problem not a Tesla problem. Same as calling out FORD because the DEF hurts performance and economy when ALL have the same issues. Since Tesla seems to have the best range and best technology, Jason Fenske is using them as the best case scenario. And because no one else has specs on a consumer level electric PU, or has an electric car with any useful tow rating like the Model X. But you are correct, it is an EV problem. How many folks tow at 75 miles per hour? 55 would make more sense. Watch it again, he accounted for 60 mph towing.
Campfire Time 12/05/19 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best places to park the TT @ Yellowstone

Grizzly RV in West Yellowstone. Excellent place. Two minutes from the west entrance. Walking distance to everything in town.
Campfire Time 12/04/19 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Wrong Equipment?

Umm... What's the problem here? :S Over the summer we were in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We were playing tourist one day and stopped at a gas station for a bathroom. Saw a large trailer like this being pulled by a Nissan Armada. Same thing, no WDH and nearly hitting the ground at the back end. The plates were from somewhere down south. I have no idea how they made it that far towing like that.
Campfire Time 11/25/19 07:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Pigion Forge TN

One mans 'pretty cheesy' is another mans entertainment. Really people, if a place like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are not your so called cup of tea then fine, don't come but to tell others basically not to bother because you don't care for it is unnecessary. If you prefer to boondock and avoid people thats fine with everyone who would like to see the shows and partake of the great restaurants and the National Park. To each his own. It's opinion, yes. All the more reason to share it. Give a better "picture" of what the place is. This is how we learn from one another. If you asked a question about a destination and everyone raved about it then you went and found you hated it because people only raved about certain aspects, how would you feel about that? Cheated? And who said anything about avoiding people? You're pointing to extremes. Avoiding the heavy traffic and crowds? Yes. Staying at a nice quiet place with all the amenities away from the crowds but still not far from the "action"? Also yes. There is a middle ground. People reading can take or leave what's posted. Always keep in mind that others are not going to rave about what you like and don't be upset that they don't. So don't tell others what they should or should not share. Sharing information is what forums are all about.
Campfire Time 11/22/19 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pigion Forge TN

Pigeon Forge is a pretty cheesy tourist trap area. Are you specifically wanting to stay there, or just that general area? My question as well. We stayed at Smoky Bear Campground 20 minutes east of Gatlinburg. Away from the crowds but not so far as to have long drives to anything. Really nice place, excellent hosts!
Campfire Time 11/20/19 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

Only it also have an automated "wiping" device on it .... uhhh..laaaa...laaa! :E That already exists. It's called a bidet.
Campfire Time 11/19/19 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

From Chevy Website A lot of gee wizardry in this engine.... Wasn't all that long ago that much of the tech in modern engines was "gee wizardry".
Campfire Time 11/18/19 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

When all is said and done does it really matter what marketing classification it's called? Vehicles are like tools. Each one has different capabilities and fits different needs. Does it work for you? Does it do everything you need it to do? If the answer to both is yes, then why worry about what it's called? Drive it and enjoy it.
Campfire Time 11/15/19 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Casita vs "conventional" small trailers

Some downsides: - single axle only We owned a single axle 17ft hybrid for 10 years. Took on several long trips, one nearly 6k miles. I've never seen a single axle as a disadvantage.
Campfire Time 11/14/19 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Frameless windows question

My only beef with them is less air flow. We have one window on our trailer that opens like a frameless. Love that we can leave it open while raining. Hate that it's less air flow. I'm glad all the rest of our windows slide and give us more breeze.
Campfire Time 10/29/19 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

Smart TVs aren't such a smart idea after all. No surprise there. It's the equivalent of a VHS player or DVD built into a TV. Sooner or later it's obsolete. Don't buy a new TV. Buy a Roku and keep your TV where it is. Our TV at home is 11 years old. I only replaced the Roku once due to being too old to support the latest streaming apps, like Netflix.
Campfire Time 10/29/19 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Building RV park near McKinney TX, what would you want most?

Keep the seasonals/long terms and short term customers in separate loops. We frequent a CG that does this and it's a great setup. Enforced quiet hours. Especially if you are catering to families, big rigs and seasonals. Most people don't always realize they are really loud and will be more than happy to quiet down by the owner or staff when asked. For us nothing ruins a CG more than a party atmosphere with hooting and hollering all night long that shows disrespect for others. Have a conversation with local law enforcement and found out if they will back you on kicking out trouble makers. Ask them how you should handle these kinds of situations especially drunks causing problems. You can't always kick them out. This and the quiet hours enforcement will set the tone for the type of CG that's inviting for both seasonals and weekenders. If you are looking at having long term customers then laundry facilities are a must. Even we use them when doing a week long trip.
Campfire Time 10/24/19 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgraded my tow vehicle, do I still need a WDH?

The purpose of a WDH is to distribute some of the hitch weight to the front wheels of the truck and is not for leveling the truck. It is a bit safer to use the WDH. This is the correct answer. Some rear squat doesn't mean, well, squat. It's normal. That's why trucks have a bit of a rake. Putting weight back on the front tires restores steering control. Measure the height of the front wheel wells at the center of the wheel at stock height. Then measure them after you put the trailer on the hitch. If the difference is 1/2 in. or more it's likely you are taking too much weight off the front wheels. You can also take it on the freeway and drive about 60mph. How does it steer? Like driving without the trailer? Or is it a little squirrely? My trailer weighs about 4500# loaded. I tow with a 1/2 ton. Yes I need the WDH. I would not tow with out it. This is a safety issue. Don't compromise safety to save a few bucks or because a few people on the Internet you don't personally know tell you it's not needed. Ultimately this is up to you. With my one ton dually CC diesel, I can tell if the hitch is one hole out of adjustment. Your stated wieghts will go up a lot when loaded. 750# TW would not suprise me at all. You already have a WD hitch. It WILL tow better with it than without. Use what you already have. It's paid for. Let it do it's job. That's a really good point about the tongue weight. I'd also be surprised if the trailer doesn't weight at least 4300#-4500# loaded for a trip.
Campfire Time 10/24/19 06:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a Toyota Sequoia: wheel size question

What is the TV’s payload? Classic mistake! Buy or select the trailer first, then match a tow vehicle to it. Your brother is well meaning but knows little about TVs and TTs. Why is that a mistake? The OP said they were looking at 5k trailers. They know what they want. If someone knows their limits it's not a mistake, it's thought out and not an impulse buy.
Campfire Time 10/22/19 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping etiquette

Some of you folks are far too forgiving. Maybe you've never had the pleasure of camping in places that the management actually care about your experience. Maybe you've been going to places like this so long that you think this is normal. It's only happening at places that tolerate it. If you like that sort of thing more power to you. I don't really care. But disrespecting and insulting those that don't care for it is pretty low. It's certainly not evidence of any tolerance anyone is professing. I grew up with camping etiquette that you respect your fellow campers, don't go on or cut through the campsites of others, if the noise can be heard at the next site it's too loud (usually only pertains to music). It's just respect and, here's that phrase again, common sense. And it can still be a social activity without encroaching or disrespecting others. I see large groups all the time when we camp. Really large groups, 30-40 people gathering in one site. And they are always respectful to others. One of the CGs we go to won't tolerate it any other way.
Campfire Time 10/21/19 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: POP vs IMAP..should be easy but..

I use Web Mail. not need to mess with anything. not stored on laptop or phone. Also more resistant to malware Actually, no. Unless it's corporate email everything is web based from the user perspective. If you open something malicious then you will get infected regardless of the type of email system because you are still opening it locally on your device.
Campfire Time 10/21/19 06:56am Technology Corner
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