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RE: DeWalt vs Milwaukee

Milwaukee - probably top of the line for pros that need dependability. Dewalt and Makita probably best homeowner brands, but not the "least expensive" Makita ... Higher priced Makita are probably equal to DeWalt, but Makita has almost a "Begin" level and a Homeowner "Work" level, based on what you pay. You won't go wrong with DeWalt for homeowner projects unless you work it hard and often.
monkey44 08/02/20 01:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tire choice

Be careful running too low on HD "E" tires, if you do, the sidewalls might crack and come apart while driving. I run mine at 65 empty and 75 hauling the TC. That seems to work fine, and I get a nice ride at both pressures. My truck wears BFG 285/70 "E" shoes ... :)
monkey44 07/29/20 06:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: After one day, I am finished.....

When we turn on a Sporting event, we don't expect nor tolerate Politics. If we want politics, we turn on a politics channel (Never). Generally, political posts are not allowed on this forum, and for good reasons. Political demonstration does not belong in a sportscast we pay to see either, whether in-person or on TV, which we also pay for cable. Most generally, we can ignore commercials for products we don't like or need. Pretty hard to ignore a political decal painted on the mound behind a pitcher, isn't it? NBA and WNBA went away a few years ago, NFL about three years ago, and now the final nail, MLB gone.
monkey44 07/25/20 06:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Watched some MLB last night...

Looking forward to the mini-season :) The only pro sport we watch, any more :)
monkey44 07/21/20 12:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Just completed our first trip with our new travel trailer

The more you camp and learn conserve tricks, you'll get better and last longer between charges and water fill. We have one G-24 Marine battery, 30 gal fresh plus 6 gal hot, 18 gal black and 19 gal grey water. Duel propane tanks. Lights are all LED. Wife and I can go easily ten days on it. Navy showers alternate days, and care on water use for cooking and washing dishes. We do not feel pressured at all. Course, our kids are gone, and we camp in TC, so just two of us. As you 'practice, and teach your kids', you'll get better and better at it until you work out all the wrinkles. Enjoy !!! :)
monkey44 07/19/20 08:33am Beginning RVing
RE: State of the economy appears good but could be bad

These forums vastly underestimate the financial resources of a large percentage of the population. It is nothing out of the ordinary for a family of 4 to spend $20,000+ on their annual vacation. This year many vacation options are not possible. You can cross European Vacations, Australia, African Safaris, trips to the orient, Hawaii, Cruises and dozens of other activities and destinations off the list. Buying a Travel trailer for $20,000 or $30,000, using it for a vacation trip or two and then selling it at a 50% loss is in line with what they would spend on those other options. It just isn't that big a deal to a whole lot of people. This one ^^^^ We have a percentage of our population that needs some help, and yell the loudest - but that's not a large percentage. I believe most blue and white collar workers have a safety bankroll, and as stated, a vacation fund.
monkey44 07/18/20 03:21pm Around the Campfire

monkey44, This site says total cases: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries It also lists total tests, etc. Thanks!! :)
monkey44 07/11/20 11:58am Around the Campfire

I'm curious? If you test for CV-19, and come positive, then isolate, then test again in a couple weeks positive, does that count as TWO positives - as in Positive cases today data pile?? The data continues to say: Positive tests, or positive cases, NOT positive persons. If it counts positive tests, not positive persons, that will certainly skew the data. And, if a positive person is hospitalized, and tested twice a week for five weeks until negative twice, does that show as ten positive tests? That would explain our skyrocketing positive counts, when the same person tests, and tests, and tests, until negative. The presentation of data is very puzzling ...
monkey44 07/11/20 09:00am Around the Campfire
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

I've driven both ... AWD is great for family vehicle, and running around town, occasionally rain, mud, or dirt roads. True 4x4 will save your personal rear-end when you need it. I traded my mini-4x4 Chevy for a AWD Van in 1999 - a Safari - thought, great don't have to sweat it, just drive and never get stuck. Most times it was great, snow, mud, whatever ... I drove the White Rim Trail in that AWD - got stuck once, took a couple hours to free myself... shovel, boards, etc. Got stuck again, same hassle. I envisioned myself with a $5000 towing bill at one point, but got out. Turned around, drove out of WRT, finished my trip, and the next week drove home, bought a 4x4 again and have never been without one since. If you need a run-around vehicle, in town or on reasonable roads, AWD is better than one wheel or FWD. If you ever go where you need 4x4 and don't have it, you're cooked.
monkey44 07/08/20 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: MLB without spitting, sunflower seeds, etc......?

the real crimes are the DH in the national league and starting extra inning games with a runner on 2nd. Boy, that's for sure ... Maybe just get ahold of a video game, and each pick a player. Stay home and play the game, declare a winner. Seriously, I'm a die-hard MLB fan, and hope they work things out so we can enjoy some games ... DH doesn't bother me quite as much as the EI 2B runner.
monkey44 06/28/20 06:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Florida Plates; How to Prove We haven't Been There Lately.

I suppose we could all ignore no smoking signs, speed limits, red lights, etc. I hate masks but if it will help I will wear one. Why would you resist something that is for your own good? Guy in the video is nothing more than an instigator trying to start some drama period. I think of it as just another safety factor. One can choose to wear safety googles in a shop, or take a chance on losing an eye. I've been choosing safety googles for many, many years - and occasionally look at the scratches and chips that might otherwise have damaged my vision. So, we do have the freedom of choice - wear googles or not, wear masks or not. Perhaps suffer the consequences of your personal choice, perhaps not. It's not a political decision, it's a safety decision.
monkey44 06/28/20 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

Yup, mistyped :( 7.3 RWD for city/rural towing in a small business - no heavy TT or 5'er ... just local 50-100 miles per trip few times a week. Hauling equipment. 134K miles on it ...
monkey44 06/27/20 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Without getting political....

Same with me - Die-hard baseball fan since the 60's ... and NFL and NBA -- nothing now but MLB. But if MLB begins kneeling, this fan is gone. Politics does not belong on my sports broadcasts.
monkey44 06/27/20 08:06am Around the Campfire
2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

Any information on this engine to share?? Thanks 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4, sits in a Xcab LB SW...
monkey44 06/27/20 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Devil's canyon UT

At least you got a response where they say they will fix it.m. Perhaps my post wasn't clear to you. Yes, I believe you're correct ... post was very clear to me. No offense SN, but read that post again :) slowly.
monkey44 06/25/20 09:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Shock Absorbers

We like our Bilsteins ... Camper runs about 3100 lbs, wet and camping :) on our Chev 2500HD 4x4 SB.
monkey44 06/23/20 01:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

After weeks of trying to get a reservation at a state park in the Keys for next May, I finally got into Curry Hammock. Fortunately, we are flexible with our dates. It’s aggravating to see 8 spots open at a state park and at 8 am when you can reserve, all 8 are taken by 8:01 am. Actually they are taken by 8:00:01 AM. There are folks out there running bots or having 15 of their friends on laptops all hitting the button the split second the window opens. Florida is constantly trying to keep it honest but it's a losing battle. Friends that travel with us in the winter months are on their own from now on. Near impossible to get 1 site much less 2.The only way it will ever be made close to fair is to make the deposit and the cancellation fees painful. A $10 or $20 fee stops no one. A fee equal to one night's stay isn't much more effective. Require payment in full and make the cancel fees 25% if cancelled with more than 60 days notice, 50% with between three days to 60 days notice and no refunds on either weekend or holiday reservations and that might make people think twice about reserving multiple sites in different locations on the same days or reserving multiple sets of dates so they can choose which they will use later. And after the first night no-show, then the site is open first-come at least two days, then reservable. I'd prefer first-come, but others are less flexible so a little chance for everyone in these cases.
monkey44 06/22/20 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Without getting political....

New rules considered for NCAA college athletes -- they can sell themselves in commercials or their likeness for $$$ ... Does that make them amateurs or Pros? When will it end??? High school, middle school. KG? Birth?
monkey44 06/19/20 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Without getting political....

Pro Sports are no longer games to watch - they have become an entertainment break between commercials. We only watch baseball - when and if it returns , because commercials usually come only between innings, for which we can mute and plan our own "go get snacks or hit the bathroom time".
monkey44 06/18/20 08:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Without getting political....

Those reality shows - fishing, hunting, troopers, etc. might be worth if so many were not like soaps, and so predictable and staged. We miss MLB baseball, but not the NFL nor NBA. Might get more into college games if it ever gets back on track.
monkey44 06/16/20 12:03pm Around the Campfire
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