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RE: Credit Card Fraud

The Costco card has some good rates: 4% for gas at Costco, which is already about 15 cents/gallon cheaper, 3% for restaurants, 2% for Costco general purchases, and 1% for all other purchases. Plus our Capitol One card is 1.5% on groceries. No fees, and no interest. On Edit: Changed name of CC to Capitol One. Oops.
fj12ryder 01/16/21 11:10am Around the Campfire
RE: Credit Card Fraud

I don't use a credit card often enough to dive into Credit Card Security issues. Filling the tank is about it. Stores well if it isn't sporting goods, tractors ,farm supply, well I don't do them, ahem I mean except trailing the wife at the Supermarket filing a cart with the good stuff and putting it ahead of hers at the check out or putting it in her basket then going to the car.We use credit card for almost everything, I wouldn't have a debit card due to the lack of guarantees, and the risk of losing your whole bank account. Besides, we got back nearly $500 in cash over the course of the year. That's simply from buying necessary items during the year. Not to mention the lead time on purchases that you don't get with cash or debit cards. The cards get paid off every month so there is no interest paid any time. To me that's a win win.
fj12ryder 01/16/21 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: replacing Brake Pads

"IF" it gets contaminated. That's something that I have personally never experienced. While working in the automotive field the only time I saw brake fluid that was contaminated was when someone added something to the master cylinder other than what was recommended by the manufacture. I'm not saying don't flush it, I just don't see it as a problem if you don't.Pull the cover off the master cylinder reservoir, now compare that brake fluid to new fluid. The reason it's a different color and murky is due to contamination.
fj12ryder 01/16/21 07:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: What do you do?

Don't sit around campfires, hate the smoke and stink.
fj12ryder 01/10/21 03:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

This is such a weird topic to bicker over. I kind of finding it fascinating that folks buy something expensive for personal use then start trying to think of ways to make money on that item when they are not using it.. Sort of like buying a new car to use to commute to work and back home and then try to find someone willing to pay you to use it while you are at work or when you get home for the evening just to get a couple of Dollars back on the purchase :h Mean while they add miles to it, wear out tires, use up oil life and fuel and add extra risk of vehicle being stolen or damaged in the process of trying to retrieve a couple of bucks of "profit" :E .. Would I rent out my stuff? NOPE, I like knowing where my stuff is and the condition of my stuff is all the time.. I have learned well over time to not loan or lend my stuff if I want it to return to me in same condition as I lent it. For instance, my Brother and myself have the same Diesel tractor, with the same frontloader and backhoe, we spent the same money on them new.. My Brother "lent" his tractor out, now has a cracked transmission case, leaked transmission fluid that others failed to check on damaging the hydrostat.. He now has a tractor with several thousand more hrs with a broken transmission that is going to cost almost as much as a new tractor.. Basically a huge paperweight and he collected very little money on those loan outs.. Not enough to afford repairing the tractor.. Mine on the other hand only has 260hrs and runs and look like new and will last way past when I am dead.. Which one of us has gotten "ahead"?People spends tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of dollars on buying a condo, and then rent it out when they aren't using it. Nobody seems to think this is weird, in fact thousands of people take advantage of all these condos for rent: skiers, and beach front areas immediately spring to mind. So maybe some of these people have found that way to "buy something expensive for personal use" and "make money on that item when they are not using it..". Full disclosure: as I have said before, we don't even loan out our toyhauler to relatives.
fj12ryder 01/08/21 09:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

Easy, the 7.3L badge is slightly shorter and has a black background and the 6.0L has a silver background. They are actually quite different when looking at them. Also, the mirror backs are different, and most FX4 trucks are 6.0L trucks. There are ways to tell if you know these trucks (I had a 2003 F-350). :BAnd you can see these minor differences at 100-150 feet apart, and closing speeds of 120-140 mph in a quick glance? As the Brits would say: Pull the other one. :)
fj12ryder 01/08/21 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

Are these trucks in passing ,going the other way , how do you tell the difference from an early 6.0 to 7.3. I have learned that the only way to tell some of the earlier 7.3 Suoerduties to the later 7.3 is the badge on the front fender, the early ones were in the front of the fender the later were lower rear part of the fender, as were the 6.0 Also got to be be quick in passing to be able to tell the early 99 Superduty 7.3 from the V10, nearly the same badge on the front of the front fender. Just curiousThese were exactly my thoughts when I first commented on paying attention to other vehicles instead of what was going on in the immediate area. How does one garner all this information with just a "quick glance"? Simply differentiating between a 3/4 ton and a 1 ton isn't easily apparent unless it's a dually. And some 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons are very similar, which makes telling them apart take more than just a glance. I simply don't care anything about the stuff noted, my concern is that all the attention that is given to collecting this information is attention that is not being given to actually what should have one's attention.
fj12ryder 01/08/21 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. This thread is 4 years of posts predicting the demise of Tesla. So far their business plan seems to be working and they seem to be holding their own against the competition. Check back in another 4 years and see how its going. CheersWell, it's also 4 years of predicting the rise of the semi and cybertruck. Last time I checked they're both MIA. But lots and lots of speculation. :)
fj12ryder 01/08/21 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Something I've not seen before.

FWIW, this is an excellent example why I hate Facebook. After spending some time trying to find the post about the trailer mishap, I've given up. Seems to be impossible to find a particular post, even if you posted on it. Anyone know how, I'd be grateful for a heads-up on how to go about it. If you go into your own profile, there is a little 3-dots thing on the side. Click into that and you will find your activity log. There you should be able to see everything you have commented on, posted and/or searched. The only reason you wouldn't be able to see that you commented on that person's post would be if that post has been removed for some reason. I know I have gone back to re-read posts I have commented on in the past only to find they have been removed. But if the post is still up, you should be able to find it that way.That's what I tried, and I figured my posts would show up, but it doesn't bring up very many. I don't know how they work their algorithms, but I don't post very much, but still only showed a couple posts from some time back. It just doesn't seem to be very easily searched.
fj12ryder 01/08/21 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Something I've not seen before.

Nothing to put in, I don't remember the guy's name, when the post was up, or even where it was supposed to have happened. I post hardly at all, so I figured I just go back and see where I posted. Nope, no record that I can find where I can track down recent posts of mine. And people want to use FB instead of a regular forum. Thanks, but no thanks.
fj12ryder 01/07/21 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Something I've not seen before.

FWIW, this is an excellent example why I hate Facebook. After spending some time trying to find the post about the trailer mishap, I've given up. Seems to be impossible to find a particular post, even if you posted on it. Anyone know how, I'd be grateful for a heads-up on how to go about it.
fj12ryder 01/07/21 03:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Something I've not seen before.

If I can find the post again, I'll ask about further details. But if it was driver error, he may be reluctant to admit to that. I'll get back with more info if I get some.
fj12ryder 01/07/21 08:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: WINDOWS 10 MICROSOFT OFFICE

He doesn't want to uninstall Outlook, he only wants Thunderbird to be the default email client.Actually yes he does. "QUESTION: Can I just remove the Outlook program section of the Office 2016 install with no other problems?"
fj12ryder 01/06/21 09:27pm Technology Corner
RE: 4' LED Shop Lights In Costco?

They had some on sale a while back for $20, 4' LED and the lumens were pretty high, I don't remember the actual value. But I thought it was a good deal, but when I finally got to the store, a week or so later, the sale was apparently off and they were $30 instead. Too rich for my blood. They were pretty nice though, motion detector, or variable time delay to shut off. And they were easily linked together. Looked good to me, just didn't make it in time.
fj12ryder 01/06/21 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Something I've not seen before.

Yeah, me too. It looks like the pin is the same size as the hole and was just welded around the circumference of the pin. Pretty shoddy engineering.
fj12ryder 01/06/21 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Something I've not seen before.

Yeah, the guy said the king pin broke off the trailer. The black piece with the hole in it is where the king pin should go. He said it was the second trip and the trailer was only 2 months old.
fj12ryder 01/06/21 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

Shoot, I won't even loan out our toyhauler to family. LOL
fj12ryder 01/06/21 04:44pm General RVing Issues
Something I've not seen before.

A guy was on Facebook looking for a bed to replace his damaged one. Seems his trailer came loose and crunched his bed. I was concerned because I could see the hitch was a B&W Companion. Take a look. https://i.imgur.com/BrGx30n.jpg height=400 https://i.imgur.com/08Z99hq.jpg height=400
fj12ryder 01/06/21 04:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Side Out Trays

Just as an aside, I can't see the flat floor 5th wheels catching on. Seems to me that climbing six or seven steps every time you walk in has no advantage over three or four steps climbing in. Yes, I have to go up three steps to the bedroom/bathroom, but I'm in and out of the trailer more often than I go up the other three stairs. Could happen, but IMO there simply aren't enough pros to outweigh the cons. It's always been one of the things I've disliked about motorhomes is the climb up every time you enter.
fj12ryder 01/05/21 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Side Out Trays

I had a slideout tray in a fifth wheel, and didn't care for it. It seemed to take up usable space and returned no really useful advantage. JMO of course. But I wouldn't have another one.
fj12ryder 01/05/21 07:20am Tech Issues
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