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RE: GM and others shutting down production.

Intel could start making chips if they use existing fab plants. As an Oregonian and in commercial construction for 30 years I've worked on projects involving new buildings for Inntel. It takes years to get one up and running. https://www.reuters.com/technology/intel-talks-produce-chips-automakers-within-six-nine-months-ceo-2021-04-12/
goducks10 09/03/21 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Shocks or Air Bags on TT

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goducks10 09/03/21 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Air Shocks or Air Bags on TT

This https://logicbluetech.com/ With these https://www.beech-lane.com/camper-levelers I can sit in my truck with the app and backup until the LMP shows level. Makes it easy for one person.
goducks10 09/03/21 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

August of 2005 I bought my F150 4x4 Lariat with every option available and paid $36k, financed by Ford's no interest loan. Today it has 77,500 miles. Drove to South Central Oregon a few weeks ago and it averaged 18.5 MPG; around town 13.5 MPG. When towing TT, it blesses me with 9-10 MPG, even more if I didn't drive 60-65 MPH. My brother in law just paid $75k for his new "used" F250. WTF I say.... In 2006, I bought a used 2005 Ford F350 Dually V10 from a Ford dealer. It had a little over 20,000 miles. It came with a factory extended 4 year, 75,000 mile warranty, which gave me 4 years of warranty to almost 100,000 miles. It cost $20,000 out the door, including tax and license. 20 years later, it has only been at Ford once for a repair to check on an ABS light which they fixed under warranty (loose connector). It now has 146,000 and everything works fine. Even the radio, heater and AC work. In 2019, I ordered and bought a Ram 3500 Dually HO and it cost much more than the Ford, and at the time I didn't care. Since then, It had three recalls, plus was in the shop numerous times for radio, AC, Heater, clunks, and transmission issues, etc. Ram couldn't fix the radio, heater, AC or clunks even though TSBs exist. Even though the title of the thread is "The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension! ", in my opinion, "The incompetence of Ram and their dealerships s beyond comprehension." Could've bought one of these. https://www.autoblog.com/2021/06/14/ford-f-series-super-duty-recall-wheels/ https://www.worktruckonline.com/10147426/ford-recalls-f-350-super-duty-trucks-for-axle-concerns
goducks10 09/02/21 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't overpay for a basic WD hitch

More junk from China! Based on what? With the amount of China junk purchased in America you'd think there'd be a total breakdown of our way of life.
goducks10 09/02/21 09:04am Towing
RE: Don't overpay for a basic WD hitch

You can find those basic WDH's on Craigslist quite often for dirt cheap.
goducks10 09/01/21 09:41am Towing
RE: Astoria,OR to Florence OR

The Oregon coast hwy is nasty IMO. It's so well used that it needs repairs all the way. There's some nice stretches but some areas are awful. I live in Oregon and hate taking 101 south or north. I do but reluctantly.
goducks10 08/30/21 09:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Why does there need to be a certain amount of separation between the outside/inside antenna's? If objects block the outside signal pickup then wouldn't the roof of the RV block the inside antenna from the outside antenna? a non metal roof/walls etc. are transparent to the frequencies in question. so you need about 15 ft seperation between inside and outside antenna to avoid feedback. Even an airstream with windows isn't going to provide much isolation. And most objects outside don't block much signal. Thats why a cell phone works in your house. High water content does block the signal, but few objects have enough water content. Ok thanks. My manual calls for 25' separation but I experimented and have the 2 antennas about 15-18' apart. I'm getting all green lights on the booster and my signal reading goes from -93 to -63 when placing the phone right next to the inside antenna. So it's working fine.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:21am Technology Corner
RE: Traction control systems and trailer sway bars

The factory built in sway control is a reactive vs proactive system. It only activates after the trailer has excessive sway. To stop the trailer from having excessive sway in the 1st place is to have the correct tongue weight and or a good WDH with built in sway control. Your tow vehicle must be set up correctly as well with the front end returned to OEM requirements.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lounge Chair / Recliner for a relaxing nap

The main thing to look for is the locking mechanism. Some are notched and some are friction. Our current ones of which are SummerWinds on the label are pretty reliable. They have a slight notch in the locking mechanism. Had them for 3 years and they're still working good. Couldn't tell you where we got them. Guessing Walmart or maybe our local all in one store Bi Mart.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:10am General RVing Issues
RE: On top

I've been up on my Northwood MFG and ORV roofs so many times I couldn't tell you. Not sure why the concern. Falling off has nothing to do with the roofs integrity.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Why does there need to be a certain amount of separation between the outside/inside antenna's? If objects block the outside signal pickup then wouldn't the roof of the RV block the inside antenna from the outside antenna?
goducks10 08/28/21 12:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Waste of money - we have stayed at over 400 parks with Verizon and I can count on one hand the parks where we have not had service Maybe because you're east of the Rockies. Try coming out west. I've had Verizon for 10+ years and always run into signal problems when anywhere outside a big city. Look at a Verizon cell coverage map and you see that the east half of the country is totally covered vs the west half.
goducks10 08/27/21 09:21am Technology Corner
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford F250 7.3L

Ride "quality", especially empty, is worse on a F350. Ride should be the same between F350 and high capacity F250 Where did the OP say he was getting the high capacity F250?
goducks10 08/27/21 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016-2021 with Island Kitchen floor plans

This one you can access the fridge. https://www.couchsrvnation.com/forest-river/fifth-wheel/cedar-creek/311rl156
goducks10 08/18/21 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Toyota Tundra Reveal

Would going to the V6 have anything to do with CAFE targets? 1/2 ton trucks are included CAFE targets.
goducks10 08/18/21 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jackson,WY

The one time I tried staying in Jackson, the traffic was impossible. With that being said, we ended up at Gros Vente (sp)....and as I understand it now, if your lucky, you can reserve a water/elect site. Just a thought. Have Fun where ever you end up! Stayed there also in 2019 before all the reservation only stuff hit. It was a spur of the moment trip detour. Pulled in around 3:00 PM and got a great site. It was mostly full by dinner time. Not to far from most of the Teton stuff. We even drove up into Yellowstone and by pure luck got there about 30 mins before the big blow. Jacksons a frickin zoo and not worth much more than a dinner or lunch. On our 2nd nite in Gros Ventre we had moose come right through our site about 1:00 AM or so. I heard a nose and got up and from other light around I could see the moose walking right beside our TT. Absolutely amazing. We were there the the week after Labor Day. A week or so later it snowed.
goducks10 08/14/21 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jeep Gladiator Overland Tow vehicle

I'd look at R-Pod style TT's and keep stickered UVW's around 3500 lbs. You want a narrower style TT for less wind drag. The rounded front section on R-Pod style TT's will help as well. I would even look at this https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/travel-trailers/flagstaff-e-pro/E19FD/3557
goducks10 08/14/21 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a new 25ft, 4 season TT - Are these high quality?

Northwood has putrid colors. Countertops look like diaper poo. Very bland. No reason to not have nicer colors as all those products can be ordered in other colors and tones. At least NW got rid of the grandma style window side curtains. They're a PITA when sliding the blinds up and down. Looks like NW went to roller shades which is good. NW's color schemes was one of the reasons we went with ORV. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
goducks10 08/12/21 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

How does Grand Design compare to Thor on quality and owner satisfaction? You gotta remember THOR owns a lot of RV companies. The more owned the more chances for problems. Go over to the GD Owners Forum and read it for a month. You might be surprised. https://www.thorindustries.com/thor-companies
goducks10 08/09/21 12:12pm Travel Trailers
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