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RE: A different take on the popular ‘Carbon Dioxide Narrative’

I'll follow up with a discussion I recently had with my 36 year old daughter which somewhat opened my eyes. Her opinion is us boomers should leave politics relating to the direction of our nations future to the people who will be living in it. We should stop trying to dictate what the world should be after we are all dead. We had our years of control and moments that matter. Technology changes with the seasons and it's not our place to say where it should be applied in regards to their future. We should now enjoy our golden years we planned for all those years and not worry about THEIR future and the world THEY will live in. That's their job now. If they want to go green, let them. It's their mistake to make. Only the future will tell and we won't be alive to see the outcome. I couldn't argue with her. I realized as long as my DW and I can live out our last 20 years or so in comfort why should we try to define what takes place after that. Just don't burn down the house in the meantime. A few days after that discussion I talked to my 33 yr old daughter about this. She point blank said we have messed things up enough already. Leave the world to them to clean up. Anyone over 65 should lose their right to drive and vote. We're in their way. I always admired her sharp directness but I felt I took that one between the eyes. Maybe we should all just chill out, not be so divided as a nation and let the next generation plan their future. Now, what you say? Think this post will last an hour?I have seen some of the ideas “THEY” have had, I’m not impressed.
nickthehunter 12/08/21 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Half ton towing

… I would love to see anyone show a sticker from their "1/2 ton" with a available cargo that meets or exceeds 3,800 lbs….I think you went way off in left field somewhere. The OP doesn’t need anywhere near 3800 lbs of payload to tow the 7800 lbs GVWR trailer he is contemplating. There are plenty of 1/2 tons that will work just fine.
nickthehunter 12/02/21 05:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

Average TW for Flagstaff Micro Lights is 670 lbs per their brochure weights. For most 1/2 tons thats a good starting point. Most 1/2 ton receivers can handle north of 1,000 lbs. Average brochure UVW is 5438 lbs. Again perfect start for 1/2 ton buyers. That’s what I thought as well. In fact, I chose to stay with these smaller ones to not worry about towing. The problem is on the forums people take that brochure weight and add 400 pounds to the tongue; instantly over killing a half ton and making it struggle and white knuckle to tow it. I had an old pilgrim 30’ 9,000 gvwr TT o towed a couple times. Truck towed it well with some sway on a windy day . I wasn’t fully happy with it and hoped to downgrade to make towing an issue I didn’t have to worryWhen looking at matching a TT to a tow vehicle I use 12% of the GVWR of the TT for the tongue weight. In real life, 12% is a good place to be. It's not rocket science, a couple of hundred pounds one way or the other is not armageddon. YOMV.
nickthehunter 12/02/21 07:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Kayak roof rack on truck

I have an Adarac on mine. Clicky
nickthehunter 12/01/21 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Half ton towing

Some half tons have payload ratings higher then some 2500 series trucks. The point is - the badge on the side means nothing, you need to match the truck to the trailer using the stickers on the door.
nickthehunter 11/30/21 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

I do like that Champion and people have said very good things about it. My only concern would be the noise level at 61db. That's a bit on the louder side of "quiet" generators. I believe the Westinghouse and Cummins portable and similar variants are rated at 52DB. Because DB are a logarithmic scale the difference in 9DB should be fairly significant. Of course the way they are measured could be different (distance from generator and % load) That is one other minor detail that makes me question if the Westinghouse and "Cummins" could truly be low quality. Generally the low quality and "cheap" generators are loud. 52DB is pretty impressively quiet. I think I would pretty quickly jump on the Champion if it were quieter, but I might sacrifice volume for reliability. Matt Check db scales, 60 db is normal conversations.
nickthehunter 11/30/21 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

If you are only looking to run 1 air conditioner, this is the one I have. Should be no problem running the micro and air conditioner at the same time. Obviously, if you need to run both air conditioners, you're going to need two. (You'll also need the adapter for 30 amp to feed 2 - 50 amp.) Clicky
nickthehunter 11/29/21 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Huron National Forest Dispersed Camping?

Seeing as the Huron Manistee National Forest is more than 437,000 acres, undoubtedly some of it is suitable, most of it probably not. It is probably safe to say none of it will be suitable for fulltiming in the winter in a fleetwood flair.
nickthehunter 11/24/21 11:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas prices

...Remember when leadership of the country put on a sweater, and solar collectors on the White House? If we as a country had built on the idea for all the years gas price would be much less of issue.Gas prices don't have to be an issue now (along with all the other prices that contributed to the 6.2% inflation we are now experiencing); they made them an issue with their policies. Now they get to reap what they sow, my guess is it will be a massacre.
nickthehunter 11/11/21 05:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Place your bets now!

The more speeds a tranny has, the more parts to break.Holy Cow !!! I got to run and tell my dad to sell all those trucks; the transmissions are about to grenade cause the got to many gears in them. They're all Eaton Fuller 18 speeds. And to think some of them have over 500,000 miles on them.
nickthehunter 11/10/21 01:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best generator

Just for some perspective: Sound studies tell us time and again that a 3dBA increase in sound level is barely noticeable to the human ear. In fact, you have to raise a sound level by 5dBA before most listeners report a noticeable or significant change. Further, it takes a 10dBA increase before the average listener hears “double the sound.”. Clicky
nickthehunter 11/09/21 12:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2022 GMC Sierra Reveal

I live in the west where there is little of this "rust" problem, but just visited Wichita, Ks. While there I only saw a couple rusty vehicles, both were GM products, about 5 years old and rusted through all the way around the rear fender area...You clearly don't get out enough. Live in the rust belt for a few years and your point of view will change dramatically. Rams Clearly lead the pack in rust through; that's just the facts. And I own one right now and have had several (Dodge included) in the last 50 years. Brandon is correct, price is a primary driver for buying (or they that want that sweet cummins). Ram(Dodge) does a lot of things right, but body panels isn't one of them.
nickthehunter 11/09/21 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel apps

I use Waze whether I'm pulling the TT or not. I'm not sure what you mean by "safest route for the size...". You're not pulling a 65-foot long, 20-foot wide, 20-foot tall ranch home on wheels. It's just a trailer, there's thousands of them on the road, most bigger than yours. If you see trucks on the road, you're fine.
nickthehunter 11/09/21 05:07am Technology Corner
RE: Best skylight shade

What’s a skylight shade?
nickthehunter 10/29/21 04:32am Travel Trailers

The following I can claim with absolute certainty When hydroxychloroquine was declared as the "miracle" cure and prophylactic for COVID it did the following... Caused an acute shortage of the drug in generic and patented (trademarked PLAQUENIL) which left me, an immunocompromised elder of then 74 years without recourse for treatment of LUPUS, Look up the malady on GOOGLE and see the consequences of untreated LUPUS. I had to resort to steroids and methotrexate. Look those up. Either or both will greatly decrease the body's defense mechanisms against all virus, and all bacteria. Starting with an already compromised immune system, I was left defenseless for many months. I am anything but dull witted. I knew then, and I know now, that when HCQ was finally deemed almost worthless, NINETY EIGHT PERCENT OF THOSE Rx WERE FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET. Down here in Mexico, I have seen far too many "Thirty Something's" become ill, and be tested positive for COVID. The worst exhibited a blood O2 saturation of 82. When I travel to the states for medical and do my shopping, I do a mental calculation as I enter a store. If there are too many unmasked customers, I do a U-turn. I have to do this because I get no free-shots with the virus. If I get it I die. So, no matter what your disposition may be regarding the virus please keep in mind there are severely immune compromised individuals out there who cannot live in a glass bubble. We must hope others do not kill us. My famous last words - I’m not dull witted but I go out shopping and risk exposing myself to something that will kill me.
nickthehunter 10/16/21 01:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

When the public stops buying poorly assembled RVs quality will improve. You can buy quality if you choose to; manufacturers make what buyers buy, they don’t make what buyers wish for but won’t pay for.
nickthehunter 08/10/21 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Speaking of rolling up power cords

For heat reasons, you’re better off unwinding the whole reel anyway.
nickthehunter 07/07/21 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: I kid you not!

I blame that on the parents, education starts at home. Sounds like the only thing the parents celebrated was a day off of work.
nickthehunter 07/05/21 07:07am Around the Campfire
RE: How old is too old?

Everybody is different. The fact that you are asking this question tells me you still have a few left. When you start scaring the DW with your driving, need help parking, then you may need to reconsider what you’re doing.I feel quit the opposite, if your asking it’s probably time.
nickthehunter 06/25/21 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Shank for 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Order what you need from etrailer.com They make them in assorted lengths.
nickthehunter 06/11/21 06:54am Towing
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