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RE: GM wants to improve trailer brakes

Uh, I have self-adjusting brakes on my 10 year old 5th wheel.
fj12ryder 01/22/20 08:04pm Towing
RE: GM wants to improve trailer brakes

"trailer manufacturers would need to get on board." Hahahahahaha It appears that GM wants trailers to be equipped with disc brakes. Like that's ever going to happen. We can't even get self-adjusting drum brakes on our trailers let alone disc brakes. I'll bet GM still makes vehicles with rear drum brakes.Nothing wrong with drum brakes in the right application. Seen many semi's with disc brakes?
fj12ryder 01/22/20 06:07pm Towing
RE: Terrifying Blizzard Buries Town , video Time Lapse !

isn't that in Norway?The blurb said Newfoundland. Probably run of the mill weather up there.
fj12ryder 01/22/20 02:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: GM wants to improve trailer brakes

"We can't even get self-adjusting drum brakes on our trailers let alone disc brakes." Uh, I have self-adjusting brakes on my 10 year old 5th wheel.
fj12ryder 01/22/20 01:43pm Towing
RE: Can you get a decent browser on Windows XP?

I don't think it's the virus issue per se, but rather the security exploits that are more easily attacked on XP. True but same applies. Generally such attacks are initiated thru some user action. Avoid those actions and you won't get attacked. I still have one XP machine I use daily. Been using it for years. Not a single attack. At a company of a few 100 people it is always the same people having their PC attacked while everyone else has zero issues.Weeelllll, you're kind of right, but an exploit can be hidden on an innocuous website like yahoo, CNN, CNET, etc, and you don't even have to click on anything to be attacked. Old OS's like XP have more vulnerabilities because they aren't being patched like the new OS's. I don't mean to be a fearmonger, but it is a fact that an older, unsupported OS is going to be more likely to be attacked. Different from an emailed virus, or some such thing.
fj12ryder 01/22/20 11:22am Technology Corner
RE: Can you get a decent browser on Windows XP?

"For people that do not have any money for anything else an old XP PC can still do what some need. For those that know what they are doing viruses aren't an issue!" I don't think it's the virus issue per se, but rather the security exploits that are more easily attacked on XP.
fj12ryder 01/22/20 10:21am Technology Corner
RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

So I become Medicare eligible next month. I have signed up for part A and B and will sign up for the Walmart Part D even though I take no medications to avoid late sign up penalties. Anyone have ideas if I need F or some other supplemental?Completely depends on the state of your health and what it will be in the future. That's where the difficulty lies: in deciding how your health will be down the road. I know a couple that paid no additional money for their Medicare supplement, and it worked very well for them. Even though he developed cancer when he got older they still basically broke even because he had quite a few years of good health with no medical issues. Don't forget that Plan F is supposed to not be offered after this year.
fj12ryder 01/22/20 06:54am Technology Corner
RE: Credit Card apps

I've heard, but "it ain't necessarily so". And so far the digital license isn't accepted in many states. I carry all the stuff I need in a wallet not much thicker than my phone. It's been like that for 40 years, I hate a thick wallet, and have never found the need to haul all that stuff around. First you ask how to carry all that stuff; then you say you never do. :BNope, I never asked "how to carry all that stuff". You may need to check your reading comprehension. Perhaps this will help you out: "I hate a thick wallet, and have never found the need to haul all that stuff around." Maybe more reading and less scanning.
fj12ryder 01/21/20 07:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

They may have gotten the numbers transposed and meant to say 2091.
fj12ryder 01/21/20 04:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

The experts say that this is decades away. One said "fully self-driving cars are 20 years in the future. And always will be."LOL
fj12ryder 01/21/20 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Credit Card apps

I've heard, but "it ain't necessarily so". And so far the digital license isn't accepted in many states. I carry all the stuff I need in a wallet not much thicker than my phone. It's been like that for 40 years, I hate a thick wallet, and have never found the need to haul all that stuff around.
fj12ryder 01/21/20 01:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Thanks, but no thanks.
fj12ryder 01/21/20 01:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A new way to tow a 5’er!

As jury-rigged as that outfit looks, I think it's pretty safe to say it would be sketchy at best.
fj12ryder 01/21/20 11:29am Towing
RE: Credit Card apps

Another step to not carrying any wallet. I look forward to it.How would you carry your Medicare ID card? Driver's license? Cash for tips? Library card? I hate the idea of having to carry a phone everywhere. Too bulky, too fragile, I can drop my wallet with no issues. I use an online banking app since my checking account bank no longer has a branch near us, so I can make deposits using my phone. Don't know of any other real benefits to a banking app.
fj12ryder 01/21/20 11:25am Technology Corner
RE: Camping Lights

And far enough away. :)
fj12ryder 01/20/20 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

Amazing the leaps that people can make. Someone comes in saying they prefer a dark campground. Immediately they are pounced upon for being killjoys, and "crampers" whatever those are. Where did a desire for a non-Times Square environment, become a desire to kill all the bunnies and blind the kittens? It seems if you don't agree with someone, you are not just wrong, you're morally reprehensible. Some people prefer a darker RV park, and some don't. It doesn't really mean anything other than that. But if you feel the need to rationalize your behavior, by all means have at it.
fj12ryder 01/20/20 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

I prefer "Alive person".
fj12ryder 01/20/20 01:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Is that anything like that chip they used in the Boeing aircraft that keep crashing? I think that was supposed to be the latest and greatest too. Maybe we could avoid the hype until it's actually in use, and it demonstrates that it works.Thanks for posting more FUDOh, it isn't the chip/software that causes issues with the airplane? And then I guess this chip has actually been tested? Or is this just more hype about how great it will be?
fj12ryder 01/20/20 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A new way to tow a 5’er!

Pickup bed trailer with 6-8 lug axle = 6k-7k lbs with brakes/E tires and wheels. 5th wheel trailer has brakes and the tow vehicle has brakes. Its simply a poor man version of the high priced Automated Safety Hitch system.Not really. The Automated Safety Hitch solidly mounts to the tow vehicle, and doesn't pivot like that would. The only pivot point is where the trailer attaches to the Safety Hitch. It would mean a world of difference in the stability of the tow. Try to brake hard like a semi-panic stop and there's no telling where that trailer is going to end up.
fj12ryder 01/20/20 01:21pm Towing
RE: Jump Start Question

Yeah, the first time that happens is really surprising. We had stopped on our way to our daughter's house and gassed up. Restarted the truck and drove on over to the house. Stayed a few minutes, went to leave, and the truck wouldn't start, no crank, no nothing. Showed about 12.0 Volts IIRC. New battery, checked the alternator and good to go. It was about a 5-6 year old battery. IMO 3 batteries in 10 years is way too many. I figure at least 5 years for a battery. The battery in my car is 6 years old, and the one in Peggy's truck is 4 years old.
fj12ryder 01/20/20 01:16pm Tech Issues
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