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RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

The stimulus package will be a double edge sword, giving away money to even those that don't need it or deserve it won't teach responsibility. Excellent point. It will help some people. It will give others more money to hoard things they don't need. What ever happens, I think the world as we know it has changed forever. ????? You have 1000's of hard working working people through no fault of there own now out of work. As an older person through my lifetime I have accumulated a decent nest egg to survive on but when i was young with a family we basically lived from pay check to pay check. I'm sure there gonna run out and buy frivolous things like food, medicine, and gas. I was a Carpenter, I NEVER purchased anything unless I had $$$ in the bank to pay for it. Exception a home loan. I survived every layoff whether it was 1-2-4 weeks or the two times it was 6 months. Served me well!!! NEVER went hungry or didn't pay our debts. Same time many friends had way more TOYS and their combined pay was not as much as mine, YEP they lost everything more than once. My way of life allowed me to draw a great retirement at 55 and now drawing SS at 62. I am not hurt by this at all financially. Fact is I am spending much less now with all the restrictions. I have ZERO sympathy for many of those that live week to week. Retired carpenter here as well. Mostly interior/exterior commercial construction. Laid off numerous times. Never had to file bankruptcy or have a toy sale to pay the bills. I think most unemployed will just sail right through the next 4 months as if nothing happened. My son's about to get laid off in a week. He says with the $600 extra on unemployment he'll float right through. Oregons max unemployment is $538+$600=$1138. I'm guessing thats a little more than he makes right now from normal wages, well see. Now throw in the $4400 he'll get from his stimulus check and he could go 6 months and not miss a beat. Maybe the State will adjust it so he doesn't receive more than normal wages, well see. What may be the real eye opener to those laid off is if they have the same job to go back to before their unemployment runs out.
goducks10 04/03/20 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

My dad had a 6.4/4.10 with the old 6 speed, and it was a dog and a gas hog. I heard it was the old transmission that hindered the engine. 35 MPH and struggling up steep grades. If it is not fixed, I would pass. Gman It is fixed. It's an 8 sp now.
goducks10 03/27/20 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

goducks10 03/26/20 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

As with most blogs everywhere else many of these posts miss the main danger from this virus: the fact that it is so easily transmitted from person to person and has the ability to completely destruct the medical community. Everyone likes to compare it to the flu. The flu does not have the ability to crash the medical system. Nor do heart attacks. Drug overdoses. Car crashes etc etc x2
goducks10 03/23/20 03:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Here's a little perspective between the US and Italy. Italy has 118,000+ sq miles 60M people If you took Oregon and moved it's southern border down to near Redding CA and then took the populations of CA, WA, NY and Oregon you'd have Italy. No wonder they're deaths and infections are skyrocketing. 60M people crammed into a small country. IIRC Italy disregarded other countries guidelines and held a 200,000 crowd event followed by a 100,000 spectator bull fight event. Days after the chit hit the fan.
goducks10 03/23/20 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands

What are you going to eat? What if you both get too sick to drive? We normally have enough for a couple weeks eats and could stock up enough for a month if needed. Might not be the best culinary selection towards the end but no fear of starving. The whole point would be not to get sick. If we are out isolated, there is no source to catch the virus. It's the two-week incubation period that screws up this plan. You may have been exposed a few days ago. Today, you are contagious, but now and next week, and the week after, you still feel great. Perfectly healthy. Meanwhile, you have infected your whole family and the people at the grocery store. The people in Moab would prefer that you don't come there and infect them, when you stop for gas. x2, thats why Oregon shutdown their state parks today instead of April 2nd. Beach residents on the Oregon coast were complaining about the hoards of people coming to the coast.
goducks10 03/23/20 09:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands

goducks10 03/22/20 11:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Twq different approaches. Not hard to figure out which one works. https://www.wsls.com/features/2020/03/18/2-cities-handled-this-health-crisis-different-the-results-couldnt-have-been-more-opposite/
goducks10 03/22/20 11:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Park closures

There's few county owned CG's near us that're still open. That will probably change.
goducks10 03/20/20 11:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Parks to be used to Quaratine people

It's crazy. This manufactured crisis has people stupid. According to the story, Los Angeles Co has a population of 10 million (10,000,000) but only 230 total cases and 2 deaths. That's a crisis? Hell, they abort more babies than that everyday. And without restriction it would be way way higher. Same with the flu this year. ONLY 18,000 deaths because there's a vaccine and immunity in some people. The flus been going on since last fall. The Coronavirus has just started since early March with a few reported cases. How many would die from the H1N1 without a vaccine and no immunity and no restrictions on travel or personal contact? 18,000+ and then add 100's of 1000's from the Covid-19. Hospitals and supplies would run out and people would die in their homes. Staying home to save 1000's of lives seems like a humane thing to do.
goducks10 03/20/20 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Spring has sprung...

60's for 3 days here in Oregon where I live. Monday it all disappears. Upper 40's low 50's for the next 10 days after. Right on schedule. Spring break next week.
goducks10 03/20/20 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: What size of fifth wheel to accomidate my 3/4 truck...

Remember it all boils down to ....they make little trucks for little trailer and big trucks for big trailers. Get a trailer that falls within the manufacturers weight limits. Ignore the folks that tell you I pull a bigger trailer with my little truck and they cannot give you any weights on the truck and trailer. Ken x2
goducks10 03/20/20 10:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oregon State Parks to close April 3rd thru May 8th

Spring break is next week. Of course it's on now but the parks should be fine. Campers too. EDIT - Removed all the quotes. Keep me out of this. :B
goducks10 03/19/20 02:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coronavirus (Covid-19) compared to Spanish flu ?

"Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic. While the 1918 H1N1 virus has been synthesized and evaluated, the properties that made it so devastating are not well understood. With no vaccine to protect against influenza infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly." Interesting that the 1918 Flu had a 2.5% mortality rate. Same as the Covid-19. The 1918 Flu lasted a couple years if I read it correctly. We certainly are smarter and better prepared this time, but who knows.
goducks10 03/19/20 09:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

Not allowed to pump gas in Oregon. Only time I'm glad. All I have to worry about is the debit card hand off. They can keep the receipt.
goducks10 03/17/20 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Park & Campground Closures

I believe you all need to rethink your travel plans, not only for your own good but for the good of others. This is not they year to travel anywhere, especially Interstate travel. Common sense should tell you to stay home and 'backyard camp'. Why travel restrictions are being imposed, because people exhibit no common sense. People today want to do what makes them 'feel good' and disregard the welfare of others. My point is... Stay home and stay alive. This virus has freaked many people out. And the fact is it's not as bad as it's being made out to be. People get it just like the flu. The flu is passed among everyone just like Covid. You may already have it and not even know and may never know because it doesn't affect most people the same way. It's mainly very bad for the elderly and infants or people with respiratory issues. It's going to get passed around he country and then fade off and come back next year. By then there will most likely be a shot for it. So those of you hiding in your bunkers are doing more harm than good! And our local, state and federal government aren't doing the country any favors! Thats what Italy thought. It didn't work out very well for them.
goducks10 03/17/20 09:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Park & Campground Closures

How many people use the showers and restrooms at parks? How many use the visitor center? I know one St park in Oregon you have to go into a registration building vs a kiosk to register. Yes those risk factors could easily be alleviated by closing the restrooms, and doing self registration. But you still need someone doing cleanup and maintenance. We've volunteered at some state parks, and I know of no state park system that has the staffing to do the deep cleaning such public places need to have done possibly several times a day depending upon the local number of cases. A highly mobile population moving every few days, a nightmare for trying to contain the spread of anything. Just see how hard it is to keep people from moving firewood, and infecting trees with invasive species. Anyone hear of zebra mussels 20 years ago? Anyone know of a watershed in between the Allegheny and Rocky Mountains not infested with them today? I can see many valid reasons to close parks. Don't like it. Commercial parks are even more at risk because of crowding together necessary to stay profitable. And I've seen nothing that would help park owners deal with financial loss from closing or people canceling. Here's what Oregon State Parks is doing. https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_featureArticle&articleId=272
goducks10 03/16/20 04:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Park & Campground Closures

Closing state parks makes no sense to me. Does to me actually. All about limiting exposure where people congregate. We are self contained and dont use the bath houses any way. We are no less safe camping at the state parks than we are staying at home. If your worried about the campgrounds they better shut down the grocery stores where it gets real ugly. We could have government workers deliver food in their tyvek suits and gas masks Dan Agree. We plan on camping once the weather gets nicer. We go to dry campgrounds and never use any facilities at hookup CG's.
goducks10 03/16/20 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Park & Campground Closures

Closing state parks makes no sense to me.Does to me actually. All about limiting exposure where people congregate.Yes, but people aren't in an enclosed space sitting next to others like in sporting events or restaurants. How many people use the showers and restrooms at parks? How many use the visitor center? I know one St park in Oregon you have to go into a registration building vs a kiosk to register. Yes those risk factors could easily be alleviated by closing the restrooms, and doing self registration. But you still need someone doing cleanup and maintenance.
goducks10 03/16/20 10:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

Oregon St parks are still open. On their web site they have an article about how they're taking some extra precautions as far as cleaning goes. While camping seems like social distancing, many campers will use the restrooms, showers and common facilities. Weekday campers are probably retired and in the high risk group.
goducks10 03/13/20 03:59pm General RVing Issues
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