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RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

Well, by now there shouldn’t be any questions about WHY the backups always occur. “You’re doing it wrong!!!” :M We all scream……..in unison. :):)
NRALIFR 09/06/21 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Very interesting! I was just reading about that a few days ago. I think it’s in the Guinness World Records under the heading: “Biggest Dam Thing Ever”. Or something like that. :B :):)
NRALIFR 09/06/21 06:33am Truck Campers
RE: new topic

You guys would get tired of me being right all the time, so I’ll sit this one out. https://media.giphy.com/media/NG4VRzieocQ7u/giphy.gif?cid=ecf05e47fmybdltyuckwyegw7jz532mkrs6lj9qsp7izyz3i&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g width=400 :):)
NRALIFR 09/06/21 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: New Ram 5500 Build

Looking forward to watching the build. That’s going to be a great towing/hauling truck! :):)
NRALIFR 09/04/21 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Does the Color of an HD Pickup Make a Difference?

But how many of the trucks were beige? It's not the total size of the sample, but the size of the sample of each color for each type of vehicle that matters. And as someone else pointed out, what's "beige" exactly? Does off-white count? It doesn't to me! That's just a shade of white. It would matter if you were trying to find out something unique to beige vehicles, but when you’re looking for the effect color has on depreciation and resale value (something that’s common across all vehicles), you count how many of each color are in the total sales for the time period being analyzed. Setting an arbitrary sample size for each color would defeat the purpose of the study, since supply and demand play a definite role in resale values for all colors. My take is that supply and demand for white, black, and silver are balanced for most vehicle types. There is little to no effect on the used value of a vehicle in those colors. Apparently, whatever you want to define as beige and yellow for particular vehicles are not in balance regarding supply and demand. The demand is higher than available supply, so they command a higher price. The same can be said for beige, gold and brown on other vehicle types, but for them, the supply/demand relationship would be flipped. In the case of trucks, I’m quite certain that the number of white work trucks sold is responsible for that color ending up in the number 2 spot. But as I said, look at the difference in depreciation between the number 1 and number 2 colors. That says there’s a huge supply, and equal to slightly lower demand. As for how you define “beige”, it doesn’t matter as long as you use the same sorting criteria for new sales and used sales. Now that you mention it, I used to own a vehicle that was variously described as “white”, “off-white”, “cream”, and “beige”, depending on whether it was the DMV, my insurance company, a LEO, or a friend doing the describing. I loved that color, and would buy a truck painted that color today, so I guess I WOULD buy a “beige” truck after all. :):)
NRALIFR 09/03/21 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does the Color of an HD Pickup Make a Difference?

“six million new and used cars between 2017 to 2020” Doesn’t sound small to me. Yellow doesn’t actually surprise me. The bright shades are very exciting and attractive. I see it rarely, but it always catches my eye. I can see myself owning the right vehicle in that color, including a truck. But beige, never. :):)
NRALIFR 09/01/21 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does the Color of an HD Pickup Make a Difference?

TBH, the idea that anyone would pay a premium for a vehicle because it’s white, black, or silver just doesn’t sound plausible to me. Why? Because if you include gray, those four colors comprise over 50% of the vehicles being bought and sold today. That doesn’t say “premium” to me. It says “common”, “mainstream”, “average” and “safe”. Those colors neither add nor detract from the value of a used car. Because there are so many of them, the chances are very good that you’ll be able to find one with the options you MUST have in a color you like. That’s a buyers market, not a sellers. There are definitely some awful colors that DO hurt the resale value (fluorescent green and purple come to mind), but white, black, and silver are the very definition of “average”. “After comparing the prices of more than six million new and used cars between 2017 to 2020, iSeeCars.com has determined which colors help, hurt, or have minimal impact on a vehicle’s resale value.” This first chart is for all vehicle types. The color associated with the lowest depreciation: yellow. https://i.imgur.com/oBQempdl.jpg This chart is for SUV’s. Again, the number one color with the lowest depreciation: yellow https://i.imgur.com/tQGYwXIl.jpg This chart is for trucks. It’s the only one that surprised me. The top color: beige (are you freaking kidding me???) White is number 2, but it’s a full 10% higher depreciation than beige. https://i.imgur.com/s1UehCrl.jpg OP, you shoulda bought a beige truck. :R :):)
NRALIFR 09/01/21 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck and Camper

The specs page for the 2022 Super Duty pickups includes the line “Open tailgate to ground” for each model. For example, a crew cab, 8 ft box, 4x4 has a 37.5” height from the ground to the open tailgate. 2022 Super Duty Specs :):)
NRALIFR 08/30/21 08:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Do They Make 5th Wheels Like This Anymore??

You just described an old Born Free truck camper. :B https://i.imgur.com/aEst4hal.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/27/21 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do They Make 5th Wheels Like This Anymore??

Funny, a friend just sent me this yesterday. I believe that’s a Scamp 5th wheel on top of that commercial truck. Looks like you’d need about a 6’ stepladder to get in the thing :W https://i.imgur.com/iTbxmUql.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/26/21 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

Cptqueeg you might be interested in this old topic of mine that I started in 2018 when I installed a Redarc 25 amp DC-DC charger in my TC, then updated in 2021 when I upgraded it to a 40 amp. I’ve always had problems running the fridge in this TC on LP while driving at highway speeds. The flame kept getting blown out, and after trying all the fixes and modifications, I gave up and started running it in AC mode from an inverter. The 25 amp I first installed was just barely enough amps as long as I didn’t set the fridge thermostat too cold. I eventually decided I wanted a bigger model Redarc as there were some other power needs besides just the fridge, so I installed the 40 amp. 40 amps is enough that I can set the thermostat on its lowest setting, and still have some charging capacity left over to keep the camper battery fully charged. Redarc DC-DC Charger Install :):)
NRALIFR 08/26/21 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big Tires pulling Small tires.

So the tire spins 1.3 times faster but we really don't know the speed of those small tires? Can we say 1.3 times faster than the truck, or 78 mph? No, you can’t. That would be nothing more than a variation of the trick question: “Which weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of lead?” The tires spin at a higher RPM, but the MPH is the exact same as the truck pulling it. :S :):)
NRALIFR 08/22/21 07:11pm Towing
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

The Continental 19.5’s that come on the F450 pickups carry an “N” (87mph) speed index rating, and the truck is electronically limited to 85 mph max. Not just under cruise control, but at all times. :):)
NRALIFR 08/20/21 05:56am Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

Gotta be a member to see that, unfortunately. :):)
NRALIFR 08/19/21 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

https://i.imgur.com/HQq6Ua5l.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/19/21 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: AC doesn't keep up with heat

That IS reasonable temperature drop. The way I do a quick check of how my air conditioner at home and in the RV is performing is to measure the temperature of the air going into the unit at the air intake filter (not the outside ambient temperature) and at the air outlet register closest to the unit. If I don’t see at least 15 and hopefully closer to 20 degrees of temperature drop, I call a service tech to check it out. Your air conditioner is only able to displace a certain amount of BTU’s of heat. If the BTU load from outside is higher than what your air conditioner can displace, you reach a point where even with it running 100% of the time it can’t bring the inside temperature down to the same point it could when the outside temperatures were milder. :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

Correction, I didn’t recognize the Onedrive link you posted. I actually can see the image if I copy paste it into a browser window. Here it is. https://i.imgur.com/qCWEryVl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

No, the image location you posted is on your cloud storage site, and it needs to be on a public image hosting site. I don’t use Onedrive, but I suspect it doesn’t allow that type of linking. If you can email it to me I’ll post it for you. I can also help you figure out how to use the IMGUR link I posted. :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

Jacques, can you take a picture of the location where that fuse is supposed to plug in? If you can email me that picture, and the one you just tried to post, I’ll post them both for you. I’ll PM you my email address. :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: How to repair loose trim?

Wide trim like that is often stuck with 3M VHB tape, about 1/2” wide, one strip along each edge on the backside. :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
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