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RE: Insane first RV trip plan?

Im guessing OP didn't get the answer he wanted to hear. Haven't heard back since the initial post. Mike Perhaps, he was trolling from the get-go. Atlas VW? We all know a month long trip requires a 1 T w training wheels.
cptqueeg 03/29/23 06:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Insane first RV trip plan?

National Parks......summer time......"with out reserving beforehand"........we're talking divorce when you get back, if you make it back alive. LOL Sounds like a small rv that can get into some smaller campgrounds, how about checking into some National Forests at high elevation w access to lakes and rivers. Bighorn NF, Gallatin Custer NF , Bridger Teton NF, Caribou NF and give the family a chance to camp instead of dealing w throngs of people all doing exactly the same thing at the same time. The more desirable NP, NF, State Parks campsites are already filling up, though. You have to make it fun or there won't be a second trip.
cptqueeg 03/25/23 04:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help making a decision on truck purchase.

Keep your truck for towing, etc and get a Toyota Corolla Hybrid to conserve fuel. Buying a new big$$$, less capable, truck to conserve fuel is pointless, you'll conserve money by not buying it. Agreed. However, are you trying to improve towing FE or non-towing? Non-towing, then I further support buy any hybrid car for every non-towing situation. It will also cost half as much as any pickup. If you want to focus on towing FE, then buy any diesel 3/4 ort 1-ton pickup. OP may need a new vehicle for whatever reason, so in an effort to minimize over all fuel use the compact hybrid was suggested. We all know the mileage when towing will be the same whether it's the old 3/4 T or a new 1/2 T and when not towing the hybrid will have double perhaps more mileage than the new 1/2T. Why sacrifice the capability of the 3/4T already in hand? Why not optimize fuel mileage by using an alternative to a pu? The cheapest, most money conserving thing to do is buying nothing and paying the fuel bill.
cptqueeg 03/24/23 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: 83 and have hung up the keys

Safe travels no matter what the means of conveyance is!!!
cptqueeg 03/24/23 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help making a decision on truck purchase.

Keep your truck for towing, etc and get a Toyota Corolla Hybrid to conserve fuel. Buying a new big$$$, less capable, truck to conserve fuel is pointless, you'll conserve money by not buying it.
cptqueeg 03/24/23 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ongoing Motorhome search

Update - so made the plunge. Traded the travel trailer for a 2006 Tiffin Phaeton. 40 ft 4 slides, appears to have been well taken care of. Obviously a little dated on the inside but I think we can do minor changes that will make it look a little more modern . Just getting started so look out for the question from a motor home newbie. Congrats and good luck!!!
cptqueeg 03/21/23 07:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I Bought Too Much Truck

^^You got a brandy new truck(congrats, btw), walk a bit more to stay away from the other car doors and avoid the dings, besides it's good for most of us to walk as much as we can.
cptqueeg 03/11/23 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It looks like my truck camper days are over.

I concur with all the sentiments that have been expressed already. Sure glad you're here w us.
cptqueeg 03/07/23 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Question for Toyota Tacoma owners

OP states "According to my manual I should be able to." so I'm figuring he's already considered the size and weight of the trailer and is looking for confirmation from us. Yes, looking for some one with the same vehicle that has done it Guy Does the trailer have brakes?
cptqueeg 02/27/23 10:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Question for Toyota Tacoma owners

OP states "According to my manual I should be able to." so I'm figuring he's already considered the size and weight of the trailer and is looking for confirmation from us.
cptqueeg 02/23/23 07:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Question for Toyota Tacoma owners

Haven't done it myself but have towed w a 6 cyl 1991 4RNR and I would say go for it w the usual precautions about weather, having good tires, avoiding rush hours, increase following distance and limiting your speed. Just don't get in a hurry and you'll be fine.
cptqueeg 02/23/23 07:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Article on Electrical grid expansion in NYT

As portrayed in the article some seem to be trying to game the "system." That's not what "public" utilities are intended for. Of course tax payers and rate payers will be the one left holding the bag as always.
cptqueeg 02/23/23 03:36pm Around the Campfire
Article on Electrical grid expansion in NYT

The other thread was closed so I'll post the article here: NYT US electrical grid woes -(behind the paywall)
cptqueeg 02/23/23 01:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Residency and voters rights in South Dakota

Thanks wnjj - as you pointed out, nowhere did I say one has to own land to vote. As members of this site, we are simply a microcosm of society as a whole. So, it stands to reason that the same sort of over-reaction to differing opinions occurs here. If I were a local resident, I would not appreciate people influencing the decisions made at a local level, simply because they have a PO Box within the precinct, town, municipality, or whatever. It can happen regardless of your political affiliation. It should be something we all care about. That said, there should be some way for full timers in this position to be able to vote for President. Not sure how to pull that off though. Mike Who votes is important and I don't quite know why SD makes/made it so easy to become residents, but the money flowing around the country that's virtually uncontrolled (super pacs) is where the real out of town/state/country power lies.
cptqueeg 02/19/23 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finally Common Sense in California (No Shows at Campgrounds)

Pretty light punishment for "repeat offenders." On the 2nd no show in the same calendar year they should have any other reservations voided and blocked from reserving for a couple years and then only 1 reservation until they rebuilt their status. As far as the FS building campgrounds, give them the budget and commitment to fund maintenance, staffing, and LEO's for long term and they could get it done.
cptqueeg 02/19/23 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Residency and voters rights in South Dakota

The question is why now? Restricting the votes of absentees and mail voters is now in style around the country. The supporters of these bills don't like the way absentee voters vote so this in an attempt at disenfranchising them.
cptqueeg 02/16/23 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can the grid keep up with EV use?

BC hydro is our utility. I’m sure they conduct operations similar to other utilities. I suspect most utilities will not have a problem with regular maintenance and upgrades unless they are poorly run. It’s just part of doing business. Unfortunately many US utilities are run as for-profit enterprises w the consent of the regulators so expensive maintenance and upgrades are deferred as long as possible. Unfortunately we'll be behind the 8 ball for a while.
cptqueeg 02/14/23 08:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flying J / Pilot to install megachargers for med/heavy trks

Ha, just read this! Yes the logistics of OTR electric semis is mind boggling for many reasons, including regulatory limitations on drivers. But that is just one of many huge hurdles. And it’s still laughable at this point. To comment on the Ill call it Reisender vs Dedmiston debate (only for simiplicity), Reisender as nice of a feller as he is, has repeatedly, like YS1 and others been very good at stopping their level of “understanding” at very convenient spots where delving further would not support their arguments or beliefs. You can say that about anyone technically, however it is a prevalent if not the most prevalent general trait of (can I say {snip}?) a certain political and social affiliation. Like take the cobalt example. I can get on the internet and it tells me 1lb of cobalt is used to refine 80,000 gallons of gasoline, or enough gas to fuel 10ea 30mpg cars for 350k miles each. Then I can read that it takes between 6-15kg of cobalt per EV battery. Do the math and see that even with a little number fudging each way, there is orders of magnitude more cobalt being used in electronics and the mega batteries like for cars are obviously using waaaaay more than to make gasoline. The Reisender YS1 camp will just say “well that’s over my head, but I’m saving the world!!” As they hop on their unicorn and fly away into the sunset convinced that they are morally superior, all while ignoring anything thst is inconvenient to think about or admit. Now the Dedmiston’s (all of us, remember names were only used to differentiate the 2 camps here) sure, we kinda do the same. We buy china garbage and we have cell phones etc. We’re not “perfect”. BUT here’s the big difference…… wait for it…… MATH!! Dedmiston’s can see that even if half of the EVs don’t use cobalt , whether that’s true or not, if the basic numbers are within a realm of reasonableness, EVs easily use over 100x the amount! Carry on! No credit for using math until you show your work. What you've written is based on assumptions and presumptions and has nothing to do w math. Compare the scale of EV's produced vs the amount of gasoline consumed and get back to us on total amount of cobalt used. And just one other thing to consider is the potential to recycle the EV batts and the cobalt they contain. And while we're using batts to carry electrical energy at the moment once roads are electrified there won't be near the need for big batteries as this process continues.
cptqueeg 01/05/23 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

anyone have any experience with https://www.bpconversions.com/ they are the same price as a hensly or pro pride and i already have a gooseneck ball in the bed. this dunes sport is 12'6" tall so it catch's a lot of wind and can still move my drw side to side. it's not horrible but enough that my wife doesn't want to take over for a bit as she would with the wolf pack 295 fiver. Probably deserves its own thread to gather the most input.
cptqueeg 12/31/22 06:40am Toy Haulers
Off topic re Pet Peeves

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30375182
cptqueeg 12/30/22 07:59am General RVing Issues
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