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RE: A tale of two trailers, or prices are thru the roof.

Part of the problem is that the dollar isn't worth much anymore. Wait until they raise taxes to pay for the trillions of dollars of spending they have pushed and are continuing to push. I don't know how we'll ever pay off our debt...
spoon059 10/24/21 06:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

As Spoon mentioned, motorcycle training, which is defensive riding at it's peak, will make a better driver of you, no matter what you drive. Jerry Easy Jerry, they are going to start calling you cranky and demanding studies!
spoon059 10/21/21 04:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

Just so you know there is no "Study"; All your link is someone referencing "Studies have shown" with nothing else but opinions based on zilch, nada, nothing. No study, no data, nothing by hypotheses. Wow, really? Read the article, it mentions a study. If you can't verify these truths with your own eyes, I don't know how else to talk to you...
spoon059 10/20/21 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

If you have to see a car at 4,700 ft away to have time to react YOU should stop driving. Moving the goalposts I see. For your argument to carry water, it should state that if I need to see a car from more than 2,500 feet away, I should stop driving. But, that would only apply if I made a ridiculous statment like you made. Personally, when I'm traveling at 68 mph with almost 19,000 lbs combined (and I'm probably one of the lighter rigs of people around here), I'll take as much advance notice of other cars coming towards me as possible. Motorcycle training and emergency vehicle operations courses have taught me to not overdrive my vision. Being able to see twice as far away is an advantage to educated people. And that's in optimal conditions. How many people don't turn lights on at all in rain, fog, dusk/dawn, right at sunset, etc. But, by all means, move the goalposts. You do you, I'll do me. Stay safe out there grumpy...
spoon059 10/18/21 05:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

I think if I get to a point that I can't see a car in the daylight without it's light's on it is time for me to STOP driving. Studies show that, even during the day, drivers detect a car with its headlights on further than a car without them on. "On a clear day with good visibility, an approaching car can be seen from about 2,500 feet away. With headlights on, it increases to 4,700 feet." So, maybe its time for you to stop driving. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1994-06-25-9406250196-story.html
spoon059 10/16/21 07:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

What I do is put a piece of tape on the dash sensor and turn the lights on automatic, that way headlights and taillights are on all the time. Me too, both vehicles.
spoon059 10/16/21 04:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

Can't legislate out stupidity, as much as they try. They have daytime running lights, then these morons drive around at night with only those dim front lights and no rear lights. Every time they find a way to idiot proof something, they create a better idiot.
spoon059 10/15/21 04:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing black and gray tanks

I don't want to leave anything in the black tank to dry and stick over the winter. For 11 years we've left a couple gallons of water (plus a little antifreeze from winterizing) in the black and gray tank. There is plenty of room for expansion in the tank, and it doesn't allow any residuals to dry in the tank. I live in the mid-Atlantic, so winter lows rarely get into the single digits here.
spoon059 10/14/21 06:53am Travel Trailers
RE: simple laptop solution for RV travel

This sounds much like what I'm looking for. Silly question but do both models have 802 wifi? And if you can give me the actual model #'s or links I would appreciate it. How are the battery lives? This is the 15.6". This model appears to be a refurb, mine was new from Target for the same price. It has IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wifi. Battery life is fantastic. I use it for a couple hours each evening for web browsing, forums, email, etc. It'll go several days without needing to be charged. Battery is full and says about 5 hours of use left. I prefer this for the full size keyboard for typing. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-Resolution-Processor-CB315-3HT-C16B/dp/B091BGPL17 The smaller one has the same internet and basic features, just a smaller physical package. Its convenient for taking camping and we want to check email, search for restaurants or watch Netflix at night or something.
spoon059 10/03/21 01:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: simple laptop solution for RV travel

I just got a Chromebook a couple weeks ago and LOVE it. It doesn't have all the operating system of a traditional laptop, so its very fast and responsive. I got an 11" laptop for the kids to use, then a 15.6" laptop for me for doing online college classes. It has a small hard drive, so you'll need a way to store most saved files on the cloud (or use a MicroSD card to increase storage). Its very quick, easy to use and inexpensive. The 11" was about $150, the 15.6 was $220 on sale at Target. Both Acer brands. They charge with a USB-C cord, same as my Android phones, so I don't need to worry about bringing another charging cord camping either.
spoon059 10/03/21 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Our first, and last, TT rental experience

There again....you get what you pay for. A $7.25 minimum wage isn't going to buy much. Paying that same person $15 an hour isn't going to make them a better employee, just a more expensive one.
spoon059 10/01/21 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Touchy subject - proper toilet paper for black tank

I buy septic safe Scotts. Not sure why its a touchy subject, the TP you buy in your camper only affects you and your camper. I don't care if you use wet wipes or cardboard... its your potential mess to clean up, not mine.
spoon059 09/27/21 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Eye

Yup, this thread defines America now. 45% of you hate the RV driver without knowing enough details. 45% of you hate the truck driver without knowing enough details. Maybe 10% of you recognize that more information is needed WITHOUT judging one or the other, or you recognize that there are other people in the world beside you. A little common sense and respect for the people around you would do wonders.
spoon059 09/22/21 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: An upgraded option for the half ton Pickup crowd

I don't know, I think it looks pretty cool. I loved my Tundra, it was a great truck with my smaller camper. 1900 lbs payload (didn't see it in the article, but someone mentioned it) is a nice upgrade, but still not enough to entice me to leave a true HD pickup truck. Rear coils aren't a problem at all, if they are spec'ed out right. I LOVE my rear coils in my Ram, drives very nice and holds a LOT of weight (rated at 6500 lbs). At the end of the day, I'm not a buyer for this Tundra, but its nice to see some mechanical upgrades (heavier payload and competitive engines) from Toyota. I love my truck, it drove great and had gobs of power... just not enough payload. Hope it does well and creates some real competition.
spoon059 09/20/21 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: jayco small travel trailers

I am not impressed with the quality verses the price for these rvs...i just got one and being that it was an acceptable price...I got it. So why did you buy it if it wasn't acceptable to you?
spoon059 09/19/21 05:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel exhaust fluid sensor failure

Meh, before you freak out too much, research your specific vehicle. My Ram will give me that warning, but it won't go into limp mode until you cycle off your vehicle. So even if it says 200 miles until limp mode, it just means that once you've gone 200 miles, it will still run (theoretically) until you turn off your truck. That at least gets you to a campsite, drop the trailer and to a repair shop. By the way, I've had that message 2 times in 67,000 miles and cleared it with a code reader and it completely went away.
spoon059 09/16/21 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire covers

I occasionally use 303 protectant spray and generally try to keep direct sunlight off the tires when they are stored. Not sure if it helps or not. I replace tires within 5-6 years anyways, never seen any obvious UV damage in that time frame.
spoon059 09/12/21 01:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone use a solar TPMS?

FYI, that one isn't recommended for trailers. They have a link to a "newer" one that is recommended for trailers. Still 87 PSI but its $160. I'm not sure that being limited to 87 PSI is a bad thing, I'm much more concerned with a dropping tire pressure and would set a minimum threshold, not a maximum threshold. Looking at the questions, it says it has a max pressure of 99 lbs. It also monitors temperature somehow (not sure how that works on a valve stem). Anyway, deal of the day for $63 I bought one and I'll see how it does. The 87 PSI doesn't worry me. The 36' range could potentially be an issue, but it looks like they have a range extender. If it doesn't work, I'll return it. That's a good deal though!
spoon059 09/11/21 02:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frustrating !!!

Education costs money. Sounds like your niece and her husband got themselves an education. This is the main reason I bought an RV carport. I am still employed full time, so we only use our camper less than 60 nights a year. The other 300+ nights it is kept out of the rain, sun, leaves, snow, bird poop, etc. I still maintain, but if I miss something, its much less likely to have catastrophic results. Best $2400 I ever spent. I've had it for 10 years now, that's $240 a year for covered RV storage. We plan to be in this house for another 5 years, that'll drop it to $160/year for covered RV storage. Our next house I plan to have a large metal enclosed barn so its completely out of the rain and out of the sun.
spoon059 09/11/21 01:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to carry blackstone griddle

Oh, gotcha. Mine came with a lid so I just give a light spray of cooking oil and close the lid. I might suggest a piece of cardboard (maybe a pizza box) that fits over top to keep it from rubbing your bag.
spoon059 09/09/21 06:44pm General RVing Issues
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