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RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

I always thought it looked silly and wasn't safe, regardless. Geeze, If you need all that garbage, buy a trailer. Where is the safety issue compared to the same stuff on a wheel-less trailer on the back?
JRscooby 11/14/19 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Glow plug still in warranty

I had a old Mack for a few years. The block heater would let it crank, but would not fire without starting fluid. This engine had the inter-cooler mounted on the side of engine instead of by the radiator. Best start, without the fluid rattle, squirt a line of zippo fluid along the bottom of cooler fins, spark.
JRscooby 11/14/19 04:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

I have a different look at it. If the rack, or something on it is going to fall off much better to have it on the front of vehicle.
JRscooby 11/14/19 04:34am Tech Issues
RE: My daily trip to Walmart

I wouldn't worry about showing my receipt, unless of course I nicked something now and again! In fact, I would prefer that they all checked, as it would keep the pilfering down, and give the stores more of a chance to keep the prices down. Sure it will. Most folks that want to steal are so stupid they will put stuff in cart between register and door???
JRscooby 11/13/19 05:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

First, a cashiers check is not "guaranteed" once it leaves the issuing bank. Regardless of anything else. Yes, I was lied to by bankers several times. But I learned the cashier check was good, if it is good. Second, having money in a bank WILL mean that they will do things like call the other bank, cash the check, etc. That is because your account with them is their protection. If the check is bad, they recoup the loss from you. They will always protect their own loss first. Yes, the bank will protect themselves. The OP is asking about giving a bank control of his RV without getting money. Bankers are not there to protect me you or him. Third, your bank will NEVER guarantee a check made on another bank. Whether it's a money order, personal check, or cashier's check. When your bank deposits a check into your account or cashes it, they do so on good faith with the understanding that if the check is bad, they will withdraw that money back out from your account. That's why they sometimes put a hold on the check funds - because they want to make sure you have that money still available if the check bounces. If the bank would of told me there was a hold on the money it would of been much less trouble. I could of made the deposit to another account, that did not get much use, moved money around to my operating account not bounced checks for heavy use tax, fuel, tires, and such. My friend was in bad shape, because selling that trailer gave him extra cash on hand, so he traded trucks. Fourth, your bank has no legal recourse. You have civil recourse for the failure of payment. The bank named on the check has civil and criminal recourse for forgery. Your bank was just a middle man and has no injury - they didn't lose any money AND they were not crminally victimized. I bet every dollar I have if I had closed all accounts at that bank the day after they took that check, where the money came out of their pocket they would of found a way to go after the one that copied the check. But they got their money, so they had no reason. BTW, as soon as I got it all worked out, paid all their fees, I moved all my business to other banks. Never had more than one account at any one bank. Fifth, your fear and dislike of the police is a completely separate issue. That you are afraid of "a class of people who have the legal right to kill you if you try to keep them from taking your money" has nothing to do with a reasonable effort to safely make the transaction. Safely do a transaction? anybody that thinks carry cash, especially the amount I sold the trailer for better think about the civil asset forfeit laws Red Cross hired me to spot a trailer load of relief supplies in front of where a hurricane was expected. The plan is run in, drop wagon, and beat feet out of the area. But knowing what I know of plans, I stopped at the bank withdraw enough cash to feed me and my Cat for a few days. On the way back, got stopped for "roadside safety check". While making sure my old Pete was safe to drive they found the cash under my mattress. Now this money is in a bank envelope, with the withdraw slip. Still officer had to have his Sargent look, and the sargent had to make a call before I could take my money and go. As far as the fear of getting shot? About 45 minutes in my front yard, every couple I tell the officer "I don't want to hurt you, you don't need that gun." 2 other officers show up, he is still fondling the pistol. His Sargent gets there, I had enough. "Damnit! If you put cuffs on me could you keep your hand off that gun?" My crime? I was working on a car in my driveway without ID in pocket. Offered to get it, but will not invite him in my house.
JRscooby 11/13/19 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

"All this takes time." And money, lots of money. But is it more money than we have spent on oil infrastructure? Or spent on health care because of everybody having their own pollution factory? Sure, we now have regulation to limit the pollution, but a large percentage of people, many on this site advocate violation of the regulation.
JRscooby 11/13/19 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Another thing we learned is that specific training is standard in order to upgrade from a previous 737 model to the 737 MAX. But was it the standard before the 2nd crash?
JRscooby 11/13/19 12:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

JRScooby, the "red alarm" on that transaction is that the buyer signed over a check made out to himself to pay your friend. That was NOT the same as cashing a check and then giving you the cash. By signing over the check, the seller basically wrote your friend a check. And it was subject to the same risks that accepting any other check incurs. Back then we where told a cashiers check, where I would have to give cash to the bank, and take the check was "guaranteed money". And at the time, I assumed the money I had in, and ran thru the bank would mean the bank would do any checks needed for me, like the call to the other bank. The check value was equal to the agreed sale price of both trailers. I also assumed the banker was basically cashing the check/guaranteed money for the buyer, and depositing part of the money in my account, and part in friends. IMHO, it should of been our bank that took recourse about the fraud, but just push some buttons, bank has their money back, we got the shaft. As an added note, don't ever let someone cash a check written out to themselves at your bank to give you the cash. If the bank uses your account to "verify" or "ensure" the check, then they can take your account funds if that check bounces. Always make the person cash their check at THEIR bank or at a bank you have no association with (and don't go to the counter with them) - that way you will not be held liable if the check is bad. But if I was to pick up cash at another bank, I would need to carry the cash from there to my bank. With the amounts involved, I would need to worry about 2 classes of people, one of which has a legal right to kill me if I tried to prevent them from taking the money. After this I learned I should of gone to the buyers bank, watch the check printed, and carry it to my bank. Or better, a wire transfer. The police were right in that it was a civil matter. It was simply a bounced check as far as your friend's interests were concerned. Had the buyer cashed the check at his bank, then gave your friend the cash, then it would have been a criminal act of forgery and the BANK could file a criminal complaint. No, while it might of been a legal, but was not right. If friend or I had beat the bank, police would of come for us. Friend is a law abiding man, and never broke even on the deal. The way I did it, I was able to sell a newer trailer, and the trailer bought from me disappeared into the same hole as the money he used to pay for it.
JRscooby 11/13/19 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

The check is going to be made payable to the seller. It is sent to the buyer so they can exchange it for the RV. When a bank makes a loan for a vehicle they never, ever just give cash or a check payable to the borrower and hope they then complete the transaction. With enough imagination, it is possible to concoct a wacky scenario were any transaction could be a fraud. Even "meet me at my bank and I will give you cash" could just be a trick to steal your RV when the buyer's accomplice is waiting outside to bop you over the head and steal back the money. In this case, it sure sounds like the OP has investigated it enough to know the transaction is legit and I think they would be walking away from a sale should they resist following the steps the bank is providing. Many years ago, I was selling a trailer, (Not RV) and a friend was selling another. The buyer met us at a local bank where both sellers had accounts. Buyer had a cashiers check drawn on his bank couple hundred miles away, made out to himself. Banker made some calls to bank, credited my and friend's account, we signed titles, banker notarized, went to lot, hooked trailers to his trucks, had a round of beer. All was good for about 3 weeks, until the banks figured out the buyer had copied the check. My friend went to the Sheriff in buyers home county to make a report, was told it was a civil matter, hire a lawyer and sue. (Might of been a racial issue, I might of had better results) Nearly bankrupted my friend. Was enough outlaw in me to get my trailer back, but bouncing checks still cut me deep.
JRscooby 11/13/19 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

The only way you won't bend the jacks if you fully retract them. RV landing gear are surprisingly weak. Nothing like you'll find on a semi-trailer chassis. Not necessary to fully retract, just enough to get them off the ground. And many legs on semi-trailers have been bent by pushing the trailer.
JRscooby 11/13/19 04:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Pickup?

So you believe your arbitrarily contrived rights and freedoms trump everyone else's right to safety? Now that's taking a point a bunch too far IMHO. What arbitrarily contrived rights and freedoms are you referring to? Do you understand the states would not ratify the Constitution unless protections for the people where not added? When I left school test showed I could read on a 5th grade level. And with that, reading The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. does not say I should need to wiss in a bottle at any CMV check?
JRscooby 11/12/19 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

The price of freedom is NOT free. So you don’t believe you should have to be searched and vetted before you get on a plane? If I choose to fly, then I choose to give up my freedom from unreasonable search. But while I agree the state may have a right to stop and do a safety inspection on a vehicle, but should that safety inspection involve counting the cash in the envelope under the mattress? That no HOA should have any right to impose any restrictions? That no municipality should be allowed to pass zoning ordinances? The list goes on & on...... I agree the HOA and municipality should have rights to pass the restrictions. But I also think the citizens should have a right to have a hand in the ordinances. But if you don't pay attention to who is representing you, let alone what they are doing, you have given up any rights the vets won for you.
JRscooby 11/12/19 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

Ford had two 351 engines a Windsor and a Cleveland one a small block the other a big block. Wasn't the original GM big block a 348 porcupine? Chevy 348 and 409 where a earlier attempt at larger displacement engines, not what most of us called Big block. Better for trucks than performance cars. And GM big block? I think each division had their own engine.
JRscooby 11/12/19 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understand But I think they also fought to protect the right to give our rights to a HOA. You and I don't want to, fine. IMHO, the "right" to own a truck is pretty far down the list. When I lifted my hand, swore to protect the Constitution the whole country was a "Free Speech Zone." Now, we accept any protesters will be in a pen where they lawmakers can sneak in another door and never see them.
JRscooby 11/12/19 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

The "bank" is protecting itself from the buyer, not the seller. If the buyer gets control of the clean title the lender has no protection. This is likely true. But what protection does the seller have? IMHO, when the seller gets the money, then he releases the title. Bell, sell to bank.
JRscooby 11/12/19 05:04am General RVing Issues
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

Jeeze Louise, big block vs. small block V8! It's not that hard to understand, ladies. Makers would take existing designs, I.e., the existing engine block, and change its bore or piston stroke length or both to increase displacement and hopefully gain power. So most makers based engine designs on few basic castings, like two sizes, hence big and small block terms. Ford, for example, started with a 260 cu. in. V8 and took that to a 302 small block. 390 and up into the 500s were the big blocks. I THINK the 351 was based on the small block but I'm not sure. In GM's case, small blocks from the factory were 350 cu.in. and below. 396, 427, 502 were based on the same engine block. Yes Sir. We, or most of us, understand. Of course, some may think your description is somewhat limited in only big/small (For instance, where does Ford Y block fit? And the Super Duty line?) and the size limits you list. But if a new engine is only available in one displacement why is it a "big block".
JRscooby 11/11/19 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

Diesel is a bit of a different animal, LOL. I have a real good understanding of this. I remember the last day I pulled out of the quarry grossing 110,000, with spark plug motor and the first trip with the same load and diesel. although it's a misnomer that the turbo engines get better mileage. Some of the early non turbo diesel pickups could get well over 20 mpg on the highway, but they had no power. Don't know much about diesel pickups. Back in the day I was driving gas, most others diesel. Of the hands that had twice the displacement of mine, the N/A ones would load behind me all day, but the turbos would pass. And later, I was paying to feed one of each doing the same work. Yes, Ford does brand their gas turbo engines as "Eco", but they really don't get significantly better mileage than N/A gas engines of similar power. Towing, they burn just as much fuel. But just as much does not imply the need to own a gas station. A 7.3 turbo would probably be overkill. But a lot of Tim Allens out there...
JRscooby 11/11/19 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

A turbo big block 7.3 would require a huge fuel tank, a big fuel line, and some big radiators. The owner would need deep pockets. I fail to understand your logic. Back in the day some trucks where sold with the same displacement diesel with and without turbos. Over time, and really a short time, the non-turbo was pretty much gone because of more power and better fuel mileage. And doesn't Ford advertise their smaller turbo/gas engines as "Econo"?
JRscooby 11/11/19 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

Store and secure before driving?
JRscooby 11/10/19 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running Lights Trouble

Still talking about testers when the two working lights tested everything to that point? Not sure I agree 100%. I have seen trailers where a few lights ground by back-feeding thru the brake light circuit. What type of skin is on the rig, metal or fiberglass? many metal skinned rigs uses the skin as ground. Yes, in times past this has been tried. If the trailer is doing it now, the best idea is pull in a ground wire.
JRscooby 11/10/19 11:55am Tech Issues
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