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RE: How to find diesel prices?

Please! Hide it! It's hurting my eyes! :(
larry cad 05/12/22 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: New Jersey to California

If you are any kind of fan for The Eagles, stop in Winslow AZ and you will see "him" standing on "the" corner. Also the girl driving the flatbed ford, slowin down to take a look. Ask anyone where the "corner" is. Short and fun stop right on route 66 through town.
larry cad 05/08/22 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: class a in storage for over a year

It's not too late to add some Stabl, even now. Put an excessive amount into the gas tank, then add a bunch of new gas and it will probably be fine. Did this with an old gas powered tractor and all is good.
larry cad 05/04/22 05:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold Fridge Question

Not sure what the condition of the light is. If it is solid red, you may have a gas valve lockout. Anyway, your manual has a trouble shooting section that relies on you reading the exact status of light or lights. Read up on that and give us some more information. You may have low voltage, gas valve lockout, a blown fuse, or a number of other problems.
larry cad 04/26/22 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold Fridge Question

What model Norcold fridge du you have?
larry cad 04/25/22 05:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Towable vehicles

Best way is keep it simple: Jeep
larry cad 04/25/22 05:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: Travel through Atlanta

Many times have just went straight through after 10:00 am and had no real problems. As others have said keep moving over to middle lane as the right hand lanes often turn to exits. Went that way, at about that time, couple of weeks ago and got the same results. Thought I was dreaming at first. Yes, stay in the middle lane, even if it "moves"!
larry cad 04/22/22 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: As requested, Red Max Pro instructions

Thanks for the update. I need to get this done, again. Last time was about 5 years ago!
larry cad 04/22/22 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 626 miles on a single charge!

I will never stop driving an ICE vehicle. x2
larry cad 04/16/22 04:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: 626 miles on a single charge!

Yeah, and last I checked, I got 11 MPG on my 40' DP!
larry cad 04/15/22 05:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dryer Vent / Exhaust

If you are using a Splendede, I think they come with a model that doesn't use a vent
larry cad 04/15/22 05:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 626 miles on a single charge!

Long read Subject: Great read on Electric Cars. So, you like cars!!! All electric cars???? Depending on how and when you count, Japan’s Toyota is the world’s largest automaker. According to Wheels, Toyota and Volkswagen vie for the title of the world’s largest, with each taking the crown from the other as the market moves. That’s including Volkswagen’s inherent advantage of sporting 12 brands versus Toyota’s four. Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti, and Bentley are included in the Volkswagen brand family. GM, America’s largest automaker, is about half Toyota’s size thanks to its 2009 bankruptcy and restructuring. Toyota is actually a major car manufacturer in the United States; in 2016 it made about 81% of the cars it sold in the U.S. right here in its nearly half a dozen American plants. If you’re driving a Tundra, RAV4, Camry, or Corolla it was probably American-made in a red state. Toyota was among the first to introduce gas-electric hybrid cars into the market, with the Prius twenty years ago. It hasn’t been afraid to change the car game. All of this is to point out that Toyota understands both the car market and the infrastructure that supports it perhaps better than any other manufacturer on the planet. It hasn’t grown its footprint through acquisitions, as Volkswagen has, and it hasn’t undergone bankruptcy and bailout as GM has. Toyota has grown by building reliable cars for decades. When Toyota offers an opinion on the car market, it’s probably worth listening to. This week, Toyota reiterated an opinion it has offered before. That opinion is straightforward: The world is not yet ready to support a fully electric auto fleet. Toyota’s head of energy and environmental research Robert Wimmer testified before the Senate this week, and said: “If we are to make dramatic progress in electrification, it will require overcoming tremendous challenges, including refueling infrastructure, battery availability, consumer acceptance, and affordability” Wimmer’s remarks come on the heels of GM’s announcement that it will phase out all gas internal combustion engines (ICE) by 2035. Other manufacturers, including Mini, have followed suit with similar announcements. Tellingly, both Toyota and Honda have so far declined to make any such promises. Honda is the world’s largest engine manufacturer when you take its boat, motorcycle, lawnmower, and other engines it makes outside the auto market into account. Honda competes in those markets with Briggs & Stratton and the increased electrification of lawnmowers, weed trimmers, and the like. Wimmer noted that while manufactures have announced ambitious goals, just 2% of the world’s cars are electric at this point. For price, range, infrastructure, affordability, and other reasons, buyers continue to choose ICE over electric, and that’s even when electric engines are often subsidized with tax breaks to bring pricetags down. The scale of the switch hasn’t even been introduced into the conversation in any systematic way yet. According to FinancesOnline, there are 289.5 million cars just on U.S. roads as of 2021. About 98 percent of them are gas-powered. Toyota’s RAV4 took the top spot for purchases in the U.S. market in 2019, with Honda’s CR-V in second. GM’s top seller, the Chevy Equinox, comes in at #4 behind the Nissan Rogue. This is in the U.S. market, mind. GM only has one entry in the top 15 in the U.S. Toyota and Honda dominate, with a handful each in the top 15. Toyota warns that the grid and infrastructure simply aren’t there to support the electrification of the private car fleet. A 2017 U.S. government study found that we would need about 8,500 strategically-placed charge stations to support a fleet of just 7 million electric cars. That’s about six times the current number of electric cars but no one is talking about supporting just 7 million cars. We should be talking about powering about 300 million within the next 20 years, if all manufacturers follow GM and stop making ICE cars. Simply put, we’re gonna need a bigger energy boat to deal with connecting all those cars to the power grids. A LOT bigger. But instead of building a bigger boat, we may be shrinking the boat we have now. The power outages in California and Texas — the largest U.S. states by population and by car ownership — exposed issues with powering needs even at current usage levels. Increasing usage of wind and solar, neither of which can be throttled to meet demand, and both of which prove unreliable in crisis, has driven some coal and natural gas generators offline. Wind simply runs counter to needs — it generates too much power when we tend not to need it, and generates too little when we need more. The storage capacity to account for this doesn’t exist yet. We will need much more generation capacity to power about 300 million cars if we’re all going to be forced to drive electric cars. Whether we’re charging them at home or charging them on the road, we will be charging them frequently. Every gas station you see on the roadside today will have to be wired to charge electric cars, and charge speeds will have to be greatly increased. Current technology enables charges in “as little as 30 minutes,” according to Kelly Blue Book. That best-case-scenario fast charging cannot be done on home power. It uses direct current and specialized systems. Charging at home on alternating current can take a few hours to overnight to fill the battery, and will increase the home power bill. That power, like all electricity in the United States, comes from generators using natural gas, petroleum, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, or hydroelectric power according to the U.S Energy Information Administration. I left out biomass because, despite Austin, Texas’ experiment with purchasing a biomass plant to help power the city, biomass is proving to be irrelevant in the grand energy scheme thus far. Austin didn’t even turn on its biomass plant during the recent freeze. Half an hour is an unacceptably long time to spend at an electron pump. It’s about 5 to 10 times longer than a current trip to the gas pump tends to take when pumps can push 4 to 5 gallons into your tank per minute. That’s for consumer cars, not big rigs that have much larger tanks. Imagine the lines that would form at the pump, every day, all the time, if a single charge time isn’t reduced by 70 to 80 percent. We can expect improvements, but those won’t come without cost. Nothing does. There is no free lunch. Electrifying the auto fleet will require a massive overhaul of the power grid and an enormous increase in power generation. Elon Musk recently said we might need double the amount of power we’re currently generating if we go electric He’s not saying this from a position of opposing electric cars. His Tesla dominates that market and he presumably wants to sell even more of them. Toyota has publicly warned about this twice, while its smaller rival GM is pushing to go electric. GM may be virtue signaling to win favor with those in power in California and Washington and in the media. Toyota’s addressing reality and its record is evidence that it deserves to be heard. Toyota isn’t saying none of this can be done, by the way. It’s just saying that so far, the conversation isn’t anywhere near serious enough to get things done. YOU CAN IGNORE REALITY, BUT YOU CANNOT IGNORE THE CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING REALITY!!!
larry cad 04/14/22 05:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: What load capacity should a ladder have for A/Cs?

What is the technical definition of "average woman"? Asking for a friend. Good question! Maybe we can get an EXPERT answer from our Osha safety expert, Arborist/lumberjack. He may have 25 years experience as a designer of women's clothing?? :B I've had some experience with women, but most were extreme, as opposed to average. Jerry Ohhh, I have soooo many things I could say, but I know better, I think. :S
larry cad 04/12/22 03:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to find diesel prices?

I have seen some recent posts about diesel prices on gasbuddy, but when I look at gasbuddy I find only gasoline prices. My menu lists "regular", "mid-grade", "premium", but not "diesel". Note: I have never tried logging in to gasbuddy. Does anyone know of a way to check current diesel prices? Gas buddy has diesel prices. Either your app is set up wrong, or maybe in an older version they didn't included diesel.
larry cad 04/10/22 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: What load capacity should a ladder have for A/Cs?

Can I expand a little? What about the roof? Will it handle the weight of you and the AC concentrated in the small area of your feet? I used a couple of pieces of Styrofoam, set AC on to slide from side to hole. Step ladder in back of pickup to get it on roof, with line around it. Up another step ladder to pull across near hole. Then a stepstool inside to lift and guide it into the hole. Another idea. To me, holding the inside part up, aligning and starting the longdonkey bolts was a PITA. Cut 2 pieces of all-thread little longer than bolts, screwed into holes. But the plate up, EZ to guide AT thru holes, start nuts. Then nuts hold in place while you start the bolts in other holes. Double-nut the all-thread to remove, last 2 bolts. Typically the roof will support you and the AC as it has to support the A/C all the time anyway. I've personally changed out several A/C units and have never needed any allthread to do it. Bolts went in easy. If not, the A/C is not located correctly.
larry cad 04/10/22 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: No answer

larry cad just wonder if you know what you are responding to Actually I knew exactly what I was responding to, which was your complaint that no one was responding to you on another post. Hmmmm. Now you get lots of responses, and you are still complaining. Hmmmm. Anyway, it was nice to see you thank most of those who did respond. Now smile and have a wonderful day! :B As much as I appreciate someone trying to help I was looking for a response from Good Sam and that is who I was complaining about not responding. Their phone number is 888-514-1116 I'm sure they would be glad to answer your question. (Hope this helps)
larry cad 04/09/22 01:04pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: What's the truth about the trucking situation?

I too have noticed that and wondered. I also noticed a massive increase in the number of trucks in rest areas, to the point where I can almost never get a parking space for my DP, especially overnight. I have mentioned this situation and did get a good answer about the rest areas. The crowd there is a side effect from electronic log books. Everyone knows that many drivers used to have two sets of logs which made it possible for them to drive more. Now with electronic log books, that is not the case so more trucks have to park more. I can see where this would also generate more trucks on the road to make up the difference of fewer trucks, well, on the road. I had not extended my thoughts on that until this post. Now the question is, do more trucks on the road make it less safe to drive on the roads? Or, does the electronic log book actually reduce safety on the road? Wouldn't be the first time a law back fired on it's intended purpose.
larry cad 04/08/22 07:22am Around the Campfire
RE: No answer

larry cad just wonder if you know what you are responding to Actually I knew exactly what I was responding to, which was your complaint that no one was responding to you on another post. Hmmmm. Now you get lots of responses, and you are still complaining. Hmmmm. Anyway, it was nice to see you thank most of those who did respond. Now smile and have a wonderful day! :B
larry cad 04/08/22 07:03am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: RV Pad Size + turnaround space

Personally, I would like a pad that is 70' long, and at least 10' wide. Big preference is to have it level from end to end. Saves major leveling time. Also consider the pad to be at about a 30 degree angle from the road. makes it easier to back in and get out. Concrete or blacktop is way better than gravel. Overnite fee could be around $70 and up to about $125 given current fees and depending on how comfortable and beautiful it is. Keep in mind there are big differences between various RVs regarding electricity use. Consider installing a meter at the site and charging based on the meter reading. Including it in the fixed fee means little guys pay more percent than 45' Diesel pusher with 3 A/C units on the roof
larry cad 04/07/22 10:12am General RVing Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

I agree. I saw a new thread recently from a senior member with the sole purpose of complaining about the posts of other senior members. OOps! Wasn't named Larry was he? :S
larry cad 04/07/22 10:04am General RVing Issues
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