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RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Has NYC or anywhere else posted data more than a flattening of cases? A multi week decline? World of difference between a plateau and declintion. NYT has pretty good graphs for all of the states, and yes, New York shows a decline in both new cases and mortality: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/new-york-coronavirus-cases.html
atreis 05/03/20 10:25am Around the Campfire
RE: slide outs, different kinds?

My parents' Winnebago Class A has the pair of tracks, mounted on the top and bottom side walls of the slide, and it has been nothing but trouble. They had to have repairs made to it twice now (replacement gears, supposedly redesigned to be better) and it's acting up again. Last fall my wife and I, and four other people in the campground, helped them get it back in (by pushing evenly on the outside) so that they could get home after it refused to work properly. It's only 2 years old. Their previous Class A had the cable sort and was trouble free for the decade they owned it.
atreis 05/03/20 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Mission Load Max Radial crowned like a bias ply.

Really surprised by the "DO NOT USE" posts... Unless their ground is amazingly flat, they'd probably be going no more than 20mph hauling firewood off road. Make sure there's a spare so you can change a flat, and go for it.
atreis 04/19/20 02:37pm Towing
RE: which TT is best for full living?

Scamp, Casita, Escape, and other fiberglass egg type trailers are pretty good quality and lightweight. Escape (which is Canadian) also has insulation packages for 4 season use. They're not cheap, but do hold their value, and you'd have to be comfortable with the size. For full timing, 6K is really not a lot of weight, so you're going to have to make some pretty serious compromises.
atreis 04/18/20 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

In 2017 there were 153 million employed people in the US. 22 million is a heck of a lot (and it probably is higher), but there are still a lot of people working, so at the right, discounted, price there can still be buyers.
atreis 04/17/20 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: WORX electric tools

EGO are excellent. I've also had pretty good luck with Sun Joe stuff, but prefer Ego's quick-charging batteries.
atreis 04/13/20 03:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Snowbird returning to Ohio

As I still drive out that way fairly often (and was over there yesterday) ... I-75 through Dayton: Very few cars, a few service vehicles, and LOTS of trucks. Even more trucks than usual, I think. Same on I-70 in IN and OH.
atreis 03/26/20 12:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Insanity in the grocery stores...

Why there will soon be tons of toilet paper “All the grocery stores are going to have pallets of toilet paper sitting in the aisles, and nobody is going to buy it, because who needs to buy toilet paper when you’ve got a year’s worth sitting in your garage?” :B Indeed. The great toilet paper glut of 2021. :)
atreis 03/18/20 05:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Northland TT's?

Gotta say ... Their website does not impress ... https://www.pacificcoachworks.com/ Scroll down. Apparently they're going to be showing 2017 models at a show in CA sometime soon. :D
atreis 03/10/20 04:48am Travel Trailers
RE: A Real Poser

Love the definition of a Sasquish. :D
atreis 02/26/20 05:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: What is this

It's a very pretty wood table. Oh, and there's a strange metal thing that looks like it rotated something sitting on it. ;)
atreis 02/20/20 05:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: what do you think about hybrid Mitsubishi

Later this year Ford and Toyota are expected to announce hybrid versions of the F-150 and Tundra. Toyota has had a hybrid Highlander (about the same size as the Mitsubishi Outlander) for years. That said, I'd guess the OP is a spammer, attracted to the "Hybrid" travel trailer forum by accident. :)
atreis 02/12/20 05:30pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Were older travel trailers built better?

Were older trailers built better? On average, no. However, the badly built ones are likely not around in usable form anymore, so the ones you're likely to find available for sale probably were built better. That's why they've survived. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selection_bias
atreis 01/26/20 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: RV wholesalers?

I've bought two trailers from them and been happy both times with both the process and service upon delivery. FWIW, for me they're not all that far away. :)
atreis 01/05/20 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: I must be getting olde !

Just for fun, ask a teenager what qualifies as a long distance call and how much they think it would cost per minute. :) FWIW, standard shift cars are still available from Honda and Mazda. Not sure about others ...
atreis 12/28/19 06:24am Around the Campfire
RE: How do you summer travel?

We do 250-350 mile stretches between campgrounds that are mapped out months in advance with all reservations booked and paid for, or we're doing weekends within 2 hours from home at a state or county park. While I like spontaneous exploration once we're at a destination, travel days must be planned for me, with enough time to see something cool if we happen across it. Some day I'll take up a more aimless travel style but for now vacation days and aligned schedules are too precious to waste. We go further, up to 600 miles in a day, but otherwise do the same thing for the same reason. As for electric, we point the top of the trailer at the sky and get it for free (after the initial capital investment for solar panels and charge controller) with no noise or mess from the sun. We have a 320 watt array.
atreis 12/28/19 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Everyone's gotta see this VW.

Those are really nicely done. Some talent there.
atreis 12/16/19 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Non-renewable Lithium...Fact.

Nope. Used EV batteries are already in high demand. Expected real world lifespan of the cells is 30 years. Never make assumptions on todays technology. In three years it will be a different game. PS. I'm one of those who trade in their vehicle every 5 or 6 years. (I like tech) Whoever gets my EV next spring will have an amazing problem free EV with probably at least another decade of life...if not more. We have a bunch of neighbours who have already called dibs. In cars, the useful life of LiFePO4 batteries is about 10 years. After that they still have lots of life, but capacity and maximum rate of discharge decrease to the point where they're no longer effective in a car. So the person getting your car has 5 years, not 10, before they'll need to do something (unless either they or you don't drive much). At that point they're good as backup storage for solar/wind on the grid, where capacity vs. weight and volume isn't as much of an issue and discharge can be spread out over many banks, where they can be used for another 15-20 years. After that (25 to 30 years old), most will be spent and they need to be disposed of somehow. Hopefully by then there's a cost-effective way to recover the metals from them for re-use. Right now there are ways but they're not cost effective.
atreis 11/24/19 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging electric car

I guess I'm not explaining myself properly or my idea is just too stupid. The bus is dragging the toad down the road; the toad's wheels are turning; the toad's motor(s) are turning - throw in a little regenerative braking on the toad and its battery will charge. The bus has to work a bit harder but there is no modification to the bus. Convenient, yes. Efficient, no. You're effectively charging your electric car from a gas generator. Your bus's engine has to work that much harder to overcome the increased resistance of the toad as it generates electric. (Sorry, no 1st law violations allowed.) In terms of efficiency, you'd be better off towing a hybrid or charging from mains at your destination.
atreis 11/24/19 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: Non-renewable Lithium...Fact.

according to Wikipedia this is a list of the top 9-lithium producing countries. several are not exactly friendly to the USA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_lithium_production And some are very friendly. The same is true for petroleum. FWIW, Canada, the US, and South America also have Lithium deposits but they're not being mined much currently. (It's a very abundant material.) If you want to be concerned: The batteries also contain small amounts of Cobalt and Magnesium. Those are far more concerning, especially Cobalt, in terms of their rarity. There's a lot of work to reduce/remove those. (Actually Cobalt has been reduced a lot, in favor of Magnesium, but is still needed.) There's also active research on recycling but the technology is still under development.
atreis 11/24/19 07:17am Tech Issues
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