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RE: Router

IMO, when choosing a computer appliance, one should compare CPU's, as processing speed counts: 716 MHz (Linksys) vs 1.7 GHz (Synology). Wifi coverage is also important....1500 sft for one and 3000 sft for the other. Wifi speed is also important....2.2 Gbps for one and 2.53 Gbps for the other. For the record, I use my Synology RT2600AC as a stand alone router and additional mesh routers (MR2200AC) will be added to expand my wifi signal (I moved recently and still unpacking boxes). Of course VPN capabilities is a huge plus for us that guard our privacy and it is nice to connect a hard drive to the modem--a very affordable NAS setup. Yep, lots of options out there! Just do your research and ask your favorite nerd buddy for their opinion.
Timmo! 01/03/22 09:49am Technology Corner
RE: Moving

When we moved from the void that sits south of Oregon and north of Mexico, my research led me to UPack operated by ABF freight for our 2019 move. They drop a 26' commercial trailer at your house and you load it (3 business days free--more if you include a weekend and holidays). They pickup the trailer, transport it and deliver the trailer to you new digs. In my world, it was a better deal to hire local helpers, load/unload the trailer and pay ABF for the transport--than hire a full service moving company (nothing less than $6k were my quotes). I paid UPack $3400 for my 1000 mile move and paid each worker a Benjamin for their hard work (I orchestrated the loading--made sure we had walls of boxes, floor to ceiling) and paid workers $400 in Cali and $500 in Oregon (5 guys). BTW, the best deal for moving boxes is Uhaul; the boxes are are heavy duty, right sized and about half the cost than Home Depot. Good luck!
Timmo! 12/24/21 09:31am Coast to Coast
RE: Windows 11

Me? Waiting for all the "unknown" issues to be resolved. Past problems appear to be related to printing issues and 3rd party app failures. IMO, Windows 10 works great for my needs and I see no reason to become an early innovator and be part of Team MS Guinea Pig. When the dust settles and MS knows what we don't know...then I'll join Team Windows 11, but today, Windows 10 is my OS. List of known issues published by Bill Gates and Company. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/status-windows-11-21h2#1699msgdesc
Timmo! 12/17/21 08:57am Technology Corner
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

And who has the dough to pay $100k for new wheels? Those that have...and who is the targeted market? Baby boomers, et al.
Timmo! 12/10/21 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Plugged in or out

Plugged in, fully charged and ready to go...as our TT is also an escape vehicle should there be a need to evacuate (Fremont-Winema National Forest is my backyard neighbor).
Timmo! 12/10/21 08:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Another new generator ban bill in legislation in

Hmmm, so just who are the Elites targeting? IMO, majority of the impacted consumers will be us working folks--we who enjoy camping (generators) and mow our own lawns (blowers and mowers), and of course the small businesses that cater to the Elites (gardeners, car detailers, caters, etc). All in the name of Mother Earth. So, anyone know the carbon footprint parity/breakeven (manufacturing + operation + end of life disposal) for these replacement "cleaner" small engines? In other words, just how much cleaner will they be? As we know the BEVs have generally--over promised and under delivered thus far.
Timmo! 12/06/21 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Half ton towing

@Timmo, maybe good time to stop proving your theories with mfg data unless you understand it. There's NO 2000lb payload increase on a F250 due to lower gears. Here's where reading comprehension and understanding vehicle classifications comes in. That chart is for 250/350 srw trucks and the 2000lbs more is a F350 vs a F250.... You a funny guy! So you are saying Ford did not manufacture a 2005 F250, 5.7L with 4.10 that has a GCWR of 18k lbs? You are entitled to your fantasy. But facts are facts....
Timmo! 12/03/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

GDE, Thanks for the mini sermon on cargo weight...unfortunately the discussion here is all about 1/2 tons towing capacity (or lack thereof). OP's post Looking at these numbers and forums for towing and it is very annoying. Most of these trailers say micro or light but have 900 to 1,000 lb tongue weights. Basically, you need a 2500 to tow anything but a pop-up camper. My information (although dated to 2005), is from personal experiences and of course from Ford's published info, available here: https://www.fleet.ford.com/content/dam/aem_fleet/en_us/fleet/towing-guides/Ford_Linc_05RVTTowGuide.pdf Ahhhh, Timmo….I would t expect you to make the direct connection between cargo cap and towing. Especially base on your last misguided post. Only a fool would argue that cargo cap has nothing to do with towing cap, but as I have demonstrated, engine size and gear ratios can help separate the men from the boys (F250 vs F150). As I originally stated, comparing my F150 with a F250--both with the same engine and gear ratios--the F250 has a 1000 lb greater cargo cap, but the F150 has a greater towing capacity...9300 vs 9200 lbs (period). And take special note of the gear ratio data with 5.4L engine...the F150, no real diff between 3.73 and 4.10, but for the F250 there is a 2000 lb increase in both cargo cap AND towing cap. Same engine but different gear ratio....hmmm. From pages 16 & 17 of the 2005 document I linked earlier. https://i.imgur.com/D4UQWktl.png https://i.imgur.com/oGyZJxml.png
Timmo! 12/02/21 08:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

GDE, Thanks for the mini sermon on cargo weight...unfortunately the discussion here is all about 1/2 tons towing capacity (or lack thereof). OP's post Looking at these numbers and forums for towing and it is very annoying. Most of these trailers say micro or light but have 900 to 1,000 lb tongue weights. Basically, you need a 2500 to tow anything but a pop-up camper. My information (although dated to 2005), is from personal experiences and of course from Ford's published info, available here: https://www.fleet.ford.com/content/dam/aem_fleet/en_us/fleet/towing-guides/Ford_Linc_05RVTTowGuide.pdf
Timmo! 12/01/21 12:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

Methinks there is more to 1/2 ton vs _____. The gear ratio variable is the wild card with motor size a close 2nd. My 2005 F150 (5.4L, 4x4 Lariat Supercab and with all the options, 144.5" wheel base) with 3.73 gear ratio has rating (with stabilizer bars) of: GCWR: 15000 lbs Max trailer towing: 9300 lbs The F250/F350 version (5.4L, 4x4, Supercab, 144.5 wheel base with 3.73 gearing) GCWR: 16000 lbs (1k bonus to F150) Max trailer towing: 9200 lbs (100 lbs less than F150) BTW, Ford says the F250 numbers are within a 100 lbs of the F350. Now, if we change the F250/F350 gear ratio to 4.1, it is a different game. GCWR: 18000 lbs (3k bonus to F150) Max trailer towing: 10700 lbs (1400 lb bonus to F150) And (drum roll please) jumping to from 5.4L to 6.8L engine is where the big jump pops up, the towing capacity increases to 13,600 lbs and 15,100 lbs respectively. LOL, who would have thought the trailer towing capacity would be 100 lbs less for the F250/F350, when compared to identical engine and gear ratio of my F150. That's why I purchased an F150 over the F250/F350 to tow my Nash 20' TT (GVWR 7000 lbs)...and it is a joy to drive sans my Nash TT.
Timmo! 12/01/21 09:53am Travel Trailers
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