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RE: Sturgis 2020 great news!

I'll take my chances with the egg and live with it. Apparently it doesn't matter in the least to be an "expert" to get predictions wrong. So since I am just an observer of information, I am happy to hang out on this limb. I will admit being wrong if I am. Will anyone else predicting doom and gloom around here promise the same? I have been watching this closely since the event started. I read all the dire predictions and all the hand wringing by the experts. I have yet to see any of that play out. Let me remind you that Sturgis began a full 3 weeks ago and ended nearly 2 weeks ago. Unless this is some sort of special Sturgis strain, we should have already seen the majority of the cases. Yes, there is lag time in the testing, but there is no lag time in going to the hospital if one is that sick. I have found 1 hospital case of covid attributed to the gathering in the media. It's not for a lack of looking, no doubt the media is chomping at the bit to find cases of this so they can righteously condemn the attendees. Speaking of the media, that is another clue that this will continue to be good news. Daily I saw numerous articles about it, 5 cases here, 7 there, 20 in Colorado, so many in Minnesota. And we get to 103 cases and for 2 days nothing new. They lost interest in the story, not playing out like the narrative said it would. Interesting info from the SD government website. https://doh.sd.gov/news/coronavirus.aspx#SD Covid-19 occupied beds 3% of total capacity, non covid 51%, ICU beds covid 4% non covid 67%. More good news.
ExxWhy 08/28/20 03:10pm Around the Campfire
Sturgis 2020 great news!

The final numbers aren't in, but it sure looks promising. Currently I can find only 103 cases of covid gathered from media reports, including 1 brief hospitalization. I think it's fantastic news since we have been told by the experts Sturgis would be a super spreader event. Anywhere between 350-450K people attended, no masks, no social distancing, elbow to elbow at the bars. Business as usual for the most part. Compare that to my home county here in Ohio (pop 305K). Mask orders, social distancing orders, stay home recommendations, bars close at 10PM. 160 cases, 11 hospitalizations, 4 deaths in the past 2 weeks. Sounds like it would have been safer to go to Sturgis and have a good time.
ExxWhy 08/28/20 11:13am Around the Campfire
RE: After one day, I am finished.....

At last, somebody that will say they disagree with the protesters, not the right to protest. I agree you have a right to disagree with the goals of BLM, but don't make it a boggy-man by changing their stated goals. Never have they said "Only Black Lives Matter" One of the arguments against them is police kill more whites than blacks. Often this leads to a discussions using percentages and population numbers. IMHO it should expand the discussion to "WHY ARE SO MANY AMERICANS KILLED BY POLICE?" BTW, over 50 years ago, another organization was formed because of police violence against blacks. Their methods, while fearful, did lead to many reforms. I absolutely support the right to peaceful protest. I was doing some protesting of needless lockdowns myself in April and May. I can also recognize the obvious difference between a riot and a protest. One can also ask why are so many police officers killed in the line of duty each year? No sure who is changing stated goals, or making a bogey man out of those changed goals. One should not sugar coat or hide some of those goals either. One goal (directly quoted from the BLM website) that stands out to me is....... "We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable." No, I will never support that goal nor any sports league that supports it either.
ExxWhy 07/25/20 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Pls respect Canadian laws

A good reason to stay out of Canada at the moment. A bit draconian for my tastes, though I see a smattering of applause. I bet the same people would frown on arresting someone for say tearing down a statue. If you don't live in a nursing home, a person has a 1 in 11,500 chance of dying of wuhan virus here in Ohio. (about 1000 deaths out of 11.5 mil people) Much less than that for the average reasonably healthy person. Nursing home population is about 80K, or less than 1%. So we are going to destroy the economy of the other 99% in order to help protect a population that is already quarantined and wearing the all important maaaaaask! Hmmmmmmm
ExxWhy 07/17/20 09:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

https://www.sarchionechevrolet.com/search/new-chevrolet-silverado-2500hd-randolph-oh/?cy=44265&md=71&tp=new About 160 miles from you, they have 17 in stock. Did you try searching on autotrader or cars . com ?
ExxWhy 07/17/20 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

11,350 is the standard GVWR for a 2500 with the diesel. 10K is an option for those who need it. Just looked at mine again to confirm, 6600 RAWR, payload 3077 and this truck has everything but a sunroof. Supply is tight, but there are some trucks out there. Are you willing to do a road trip to buy one?
ExxWhy 07/13/20 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

Well, since the original truck I wanted to buy has been "in transit" since January and nowhere to be found, yesterday I pulled the trigger and agreed to a deal on a different 2020 Silverado 2500HD 4WD with the Duramax and Allison 10 speed transmission......kind of! The truck is at a different dealer than who I'm going through so they have to complete a dealer trade. I'll know tomorrow if they can get that part of the deal done. Then I have advised the dealer that before they finalize the trade with the other dealer, I want pictures of the stickers to make sure the payload is good, the RAWR is good, etc. I already know it has the 11,300 GVWR so I'm 90% sure the rest of the numbers will work but I'm leaving nothing to chance. If they can get that stuff done, I'll have a new truck in a few days. If not, I'm back at square one. I hate this whole process. I must have talked with a dozen dealers. Offers were all over the place on both a purchase price of a new truck and the trade in allowance I would get for my 2017 Ram. I had prices from $600 below invoice which is what I agreed to buy the truck for, to only $500 off the MSRP. The trade in allowance varied by over $6000! I'm sure I left money on the table, most people do, but I still got a good deal. Hope it works out for you, they are fantastic trucks. Love mine so far!
ExxWhy 07/12/20 07:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck first tow report. Good, Bad, Ugly

I apologize for a late report. I have been able to get the system to calibrate for the invisible trailer function by lying to the computer. My trailer is 35' from the camera on the back to the ball, a bit over 3' longer than the limit. The stitching of the image isn't perfect, but not bad. I need more experience with it to decide if I like the invisible view or just the straight rear view out of the trailer camera best. I was very happy with the tow experience, rock solid. Nothing too taxing, some rolling hills in Ohio about 90 miles each way. A bit under 17K combined with a 2500. The 10 speed is sweeeeet!
ExxWhy 06/08/20 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

I just sold my Excursion that towed a slightly larger trailer than you have in mind. Definitely a viable option for what you want to do. Mine had 4.30 gears which helped but the more common 3.73 would be OK for 8K. I also have a ProPride hitch. Yes, they are amazing and worth it when you run into that day you have big crosswinds. Even better if you can find one used as I did.
ExxWhy 06/06/20 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck first tow report. Good, Bad, Ugly

Here is the camera a bit less expensive. Your dealer not knowing how to order it actually saved you $150. (It is a $500 option when you order the truck) https://www.shopchevyparts.com/electronics/2020-silverado-2500-transparent-trailer-camera-auxiliary-trailer-camera-models-with-cwm-pdm-uvn/84876818-p-92305265.html The cable on that is 50 some feet. The only thing you lose with having a trailer too long is the "invisible trailer" feature. You can still view the camera alone without the stitched view. (that also uses the tailgate camera) This is the official GM part and I have one installed on my trailer. Allegedly, you can lie to the system and get it to calibrate if you are a bit over the max length, so you may still be OK with the 34' trailer. I have only had mine out once for a trip to the scales to get the hitch set up. I totally forgot to try to get it to calibrate the invisible trailer. We are going camping tomorrow, so I will report back on how that works for my 35' trailer. Even if it will not calibrate, you don't lose much functionality. The invisible trailer feature does not work for 5th wheel trailers regardless of length, but of course the camera does still work. I'm pretty sure once you get your camera installed on your trailer, you will be pleased with the result. Resolution is excellent. One more tip, always have the truck OFF when you plug in the camera. If it is running, it won't recognize it for some reason. Did you get your TPMS system working on the trailer? I still need to get the sensors installed on mine.
ExxWhy 05/30/20 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

Good luck with the new to you truck Burbman, sounds like you found a well cared for "baby".
ExxWhy 05/29/20 11:02am Tow Vehicles
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