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RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

Lots of newbs also get sucked into the “one too many bags of Cheetos in the truck bed and you’ll be a menace to the roadway and society in general” paranoia that is fairly rampant on this website and many others. Typically processed by “experts” who have googled way more than they’ve towed.... You forgot, and will be sued by every lawyer in the county when you crash into grandma going to church. I've towed at gross, and was probably over. Towing under capacity limit is a less stressful experience. I was surprised at the difference "E" tires made on my F150 tho.
philh 11/24/20 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Interesting. I looked it up and found lots of contradicting info. Do you have a link. https://www.freeingenergy.com/do-we-have-enough-materials-to-make-the-solar-panels-needed-for-a-clean-energy-future/#:~:text=SILVER%20is%20the%20smallest%20component,to%2050%20mg%20by%202029. It was on one of the peak prosperity "crash course" segments. I skimmed through the energy episodes and didn't find that particular segment.
philh 11/24/20 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I also believe that solar panels is current darling of environmentalists and has escaped scrutiny and clear thinking. Solar power has improved dramatically in the last 20 years and still has a lot more potential. I hope that it works out well in the long run but I don't believe that it will ever be the cure all for us even though it may play a large role. Solar, besides the obvious limited sunlight issue, uses silver. If you took all the known silver known to man, you'd only develop a small fraction of our current energy needs, and that's before you start adding electric vehicles to the picture.
philh 11/23/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

I have F150 3.5L with 36g tank... LOVE IT
philh 11/23/20 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have You Installed Your Own Slide Topper?

I went with 6" longer than slide. Installation tip, pull the truck tight against the side of the trailer, and work out of the bed of the truck :)
philh 11/23/20 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: The strange ramifications of COVID shutdowns

What repercussions I've experienced from Covid ? It encouraged me to retire early and changed my mindset as I was an hardcore workaholic for many years. I've enjoyed 2020 immensely and learned to relax and enjoy life to the fullest. I'm working from home... the new home is a campground that we put up a park model as a "future" retirement home. Our B&M sold in 5 days, just waiting for the closing now. Wife's (and my) insurance is driving my remaining work time. No more than 27 months. New truck in roughly 12 months, 5th wheel in about the same time frame.
philh 11/19/20 06:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Honest RV Dealers - Are there any?

I bought a TT from a highly rated dealership... and have run into lie after lie after lie. So even ratings don't always help
philh 11/18/20 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie needs help with WiFi!

I currently use OTR Mobile... looking into better value options, but this service works
philh 11/13/20 07:52pm Technology Corner
RE: using tablet sim card in hotspot for unlimited data

Chatting with someone that claimed they had a hotspot they bought off ebay with unlimited data, they just plugged their tablet sim card into the hotspot. Is it really that easy, or did the hotspot have to be modified? Did you just say that backwards, in reverse of the situation? If someone had and unlimited data hotspot, that is a data plan attached to a particular phone number which is assigned to a particular SIM card Devices connect via WiFi Why put a tablet SIM card into the hotspot If the hotspot plan is unlimited Some one might move the hotspot SIM to the tablet, but then only the tablet would have unlimited data, unless used as the hotspot, Poorly worded. They got the hotspot off ebay, and used a sim card from their tablet.
philh 11/11/20 06:22pm Technology Corner
2018 F150 LED Tail Lights $$$$

Whoa!!!! Took it to the dealer because there is some moisture in the tail light and one small segment at the bottom has failed. HOWEVER, for for a part that STARTS at $800 and goes up from there. I'll wait until it totally fails, if it ever does. Dealer couldn't quote the total price, because apparently these things are like little kits.
philh 11/09/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford has released their 2021 towing guide

What's happening to SD tow numbers? Are they also going up? Not much there. The focus this year was on the F150. The Superduty trucks generally get updated a year later. woohoo, I'm buying 2022 MY
philh 11/09/20 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: using tablet sim card in hotspot for unlimited data

Looked at AT&T plans. My cell phones are currently on the Elite plan. For a tablet, it's unlimited data, with slow down after 100G. IRC it was 45 before discount, and I don't recall my corporate discount, maybe 10/line Contrast to the OTR, which is "unlimited", but I start receiving warnings at 22G. OTR's current rate is $90.
philh 11/09/20 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: 2021 trips already being canceled.

Our 2 week cruise in Feb 2021 got moved to Feb 2022. For now, we are still planning our Christmas trip to FL. I checked the campground's website today, and they are continuing loosening restrictions.
philh 11/09/20 07:19am RV Lifestyle
RE: Folding Camp Chairs

You said no bag chairs, but we have found these chairs extremely comfortable. Amazon Link
philh 11/09/20 07:15am General RVing Issues
using tablet sim card in hotspot for unlimited data

Chatting with someone that claimed they had a hotspot they bought off ebay with unlimited data, they just plugged their tablet sim card into the hotspot. Is it really that easy, or did the hotspot have to be modified?
philh 11/08/20 07:11am Technology Corner
RE: Ford has released their 2021 towing guide

What's happening to SD tow numbers? Are they also going up?
philh 11/08/20 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Kia Sorrento LX Towing 2016 Little Guy MAX S

If it had the larger engine, it could tow 3500. That tells me that structurally it can handle it. Not necessarily. There may be additional features added to the vehicle suspension, frame, and brakes. For the OP, you're going to be ridiculously over weight capacity with a trailer and your family.
philh 11/08/20 06:38am Beginning RVing
RE: How often..

On autos 6-7 years just replace the 20 month old tires on my travel trailer, because too many china bombs have just let loose while traveling down the road. I do agree with 4-5 years assessment above.
philh 11/08/20 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: back up and side view cameras

Unlikely without some additional components like lockpick, and I don't know if that will even work. OEMs do not permit cameras to be displayed while the vehicle is in motion. It may even be a written into the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
philh 11/08/20 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Internet for campsite and while en route (travel trailer)

I'm an OTR customer using a netgeat nighthawk with two high gain antennas. This is an interesting video from full time RVers that need solid internet connection . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDCIx5JpEgs
philh 11/03/20 08:11pm Technology Corner
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