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RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

If I heard my son right, he uses his Iphone for GPS (Google Maps) and with it and his truck's Bluetooth capabilities, he puts the map on his truck's screen. Yes... however, the screen is completely taken over with map, and getting to the other screen features is difficult.
philh 11/27/19 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: is this enough truck to replace my F150 ECO?

you're good up to 32' TT, anything more will require it be taken across the scales
philh 11/27/19 08:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Upgraded F150 tires to E

Most likely the same but get your truck weighed loaded and unloaded to get the best performance out of that great upgrade! What am I looking for to set tire pressure?
philh 11/26/19 05:39pm Towing
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

For longer trips in unfamiliar areas, I use two maps. Waze is always one of the choices. If the vehicle has in dash, I use that. For the truck which doesn't have in dash, I use my older Garmin with traffic. When there's a conflict, especially when I'm being asked to follow a route that seems silly, I hopefully have enough time to check inrex app on my phone. That app is super easy to scale out to see what is causing the problem. If I don't see an issue, waze gets priority.
philh 11/26/19 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging electric car

There are exactly ZERO EVs rated to be towed 4 down. But there are hybrids that can be towed 4 down
philh 11/26/19 05:23pm Tech Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Pot will be federally legal very soon as it seems to be on the radar scope of politicians in the coming election. After all in their eyes votes are votes and they don't care how they get them. I blame MI R for losing in MI. They had the ability to legalize MI pot, but punted to the voters, in spite of overwhelming evidence that it would pass. It was very very apparent at the polling stations, in my precinct, it was the youngest crowd I had ever seen. As expected, it handily passed.
philh 11/26/19 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

I remember back in the late 60's and well into the 70's going to Ford Auditorium and getting a contact high just walking in to watch a concert. Several times during the show a joint would come down the row for you to take a hit..................... Standard procedure back then. You could get high anytime anywhere. Weed exploded after Nam and was socially acceptable. NOW 50+ years later we are discussing it, LOL Enjoyed it then and now no big deal. Movie Refer Madness from the 30's is well worth watching.
philh 11/26/19 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla is now accepting reservations for semis

how much energy will be required to charge a fleet of semis? It's not an insignificant number
philh 11/25/19 07:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Knee Pain

Are you sure it's actually the knee? I went through MRIs, multiple rehab sessions, injections, and finally saw a chiropractor who identified the real issue was in my back. He basically used his equipment to loosen up the "frozen" vertebrae without forceful manipulation, and my pain disappeared. I now have a serious pain in my foot that is definitely back related, and that same doc has unfortunately passed away. I found a highly recommend chiropractor that is able to manipulate me into pain free for a few days, but it comes back pretty quickly
philh 11/25/19 07:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Upgraded F150 tires to E

Don’t be a bonehead and run full 80psi. Weigh loaded and unloaded. Use weight inflation chart for your tires. Add 5 psi to rear and 10 to fronts. You will get best ride, tread wear and stopping. Currently at max tire sticker, 35 psi. I'll go ahead and boost before our long trip.
philh 11/25/19 06:59pm Towing
RE: Charging electric car

So I learn. It would take some reprogramming to tell the toad to roll with no foot on the go pedal. And some to have the first part of the proportional brake controller to regen, then when more brake would start the friction. Not that's getting into territory that will never happen. There's no way to get a toad to receive communication from MH, much less be able to communicate back to the MH. I'm talking just about the toad being set to charge at some unknown charging rate.
philh 11/25/19 06:54pm Tech Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

face it,,,, 25 arrests higher OR 25% of 100 higher IS THE SAME... No matter how you slice it, dice it, add it, subtract it, or divide it... ..Nothing misleading.. just sayin... 25 arrests... that's noise didn't happen to notice the 1300 --> 100 did you? That's a number worth talking about.
philh 11/25/19 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: 22" to 24" portable gas griddle

I have the campchef and love it.
philh 11/25/19 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you need a special license to drive an RV?

It would appear that one still only needs a standard operator's license, as far as I can make out from the web sites, but if you're in or about to be in that particular set of circumstances it would behoove you to enquire at the appropriate government offices. They do explicitly say you don't need a CDL, as is true everywhere; and as there don't appear to me to be any other applicable non-commercial license classifications, I gather that a standard license is all that is required. (There is an additional endorsement needed for recreational double towing--i.e. a fifth wheel RV plus some other trailer.) I did check and they explicitly stated I don't need a CDL... however, I have learned to never trust this as being legal advice. Reading the plain language of the statute, it appears there's a hole in the published law.
philh 11/25/19 06:32pm Beginning RVing
Upgraded F150 tires to E

Probably nothing to most of you... but i put new tires on the F150 and went with Michelin Defender LTX, which comes in both D & E, I chose the E. I don't recall what tire the truck had, somebody had suggested it was B range... but IDK. I'm only towing a 5k trailer, but what a difference this tire upgrade made. Used to be if a semi blew past me at 10 over my speed, or a full size truck at 20 over my speed (65mph), I'd feel a little wiggle. NOTHING, NADA, now! There's also less bounce with and without the load leveling bars. Without a trailer, the tires are slightly noisier, and slightly rougher ride. We're doing a big trip soon, and while the old tires with 50k miles on them still had lots of wear left, I didn't want to tow the trailer a long distance and possibly in snow with those tires.
philh 11/25/19 11:12am Towing
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

Bulletproof doesn't mean the glass doesn't have an issue, it means it won't penetrate. I didn't see the ball penetrate.
philh 11/25/19 11:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Charging electric car

Yah. Really it’s a matter of software and a brake pedal sensor for the Motorhome. Just a matter of someone writing it and the warranty thing. In normal driving of the EV, you want to slow, step on the brake, does the regen start then? And can you lift your foot from the go and whoa pedals, coast for some distance? (Remember, I know I'm ignorant.) And most brake systems use some system to move brake pedal of toad? Any brake systems that do not use input from the MH brake pedal? Unless I'm way off on any of this, I would say it would take very little change in programming, the technology is there. Now I can see it would take some re-programming, but not a lot of change, for the toad to help the MH. And likely some changes to MH. (At least something to let the car know it is behind it's MH so it would not try to ride that close to another vehicle. Regen braking is exactly that. No throttle, regen applies to load to match coast down FMVSS requirements. Apply the brake, and they system applies greater regen loads... until you exceed regen loads and friction braking takes over. Ford has a screen that shows percentage of braking that went to regen. I got pretty good at 100%. Friction braking takes over completely IRC at 5mph and below. Pretty easy to modulate the pedal to achieve 100%.
philh 11/25/19 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: Charging electric car

I guess I'm not explaining myself properly or my idea is just too stupid. The bus is dragging the toad down the road; the toad's wheels are turning; the toad's motor(s) are turning - throw in a little regenerative braking on the toad and its battery will charge. The bus has to work a bit harder but there is no modification to the bus. Your idea has merit... However, the concept of towing 4 down is mostly a mystery to the OEM world, and specifically, in Electrification you typically have young people working at the OEM's. Couple of things to overcome, what rate do you charge at, is it full charge over two hours at 55 mph? four hours? six hours? Now you're also generating heat. How do you shed that heat? Remember, you typically don't have airflow across the radiator and no way to eliminate heat build up. What's the plan there?
philh 11/25/19 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

As you age you'll find that many "cures" for aches and pains are no longer effective. That said if you are active you'll find MM products will help you like no others. Most of older America that have tryed these products are better off. On the other front America is accepting weed at a fast rate. But as with any product "you" are the one responsible. I don't drink and drive and I do not use MM THC products either when not in a controlled atmosphere like the backyard, family room or bedroom. At 72 life is good and with my medical history it is super with MM. What's amazing to me is how deep the anti's are digging in. Rec pot was put to the voters in MI (and passed). One televised debate, a local chief of police was spouting several facts... I was checking them as fast as he was spouting them. He spewing was technically accurate, but extremely misleading. For example, drug arrests in CO went up 25% after pot was legalized. While he is technically correct, it was 125 arrests i don't recall the exact numbers, but this is close enough) the year after it was implemented, while it was 100 the year it was legalized. That in itself is misleading, and using 25% sounds really scary, when it's only 25. The year before it was legalized, the number of drug arrests was something like 1300.
philh 11/25/19 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you need a special license to drive an RV?

EXAMPLE. at Less than 26,000 pounds from Michigan I need only an "Operators" (Standard Driver's license) What happens if it's a Truck and 5th over 26k, but still privately owned?
philh 11/25/19 09:58am Beginning RVing
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