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RE: GM outsold Ford??

I'm thinking given the shape of Elon's truck, the engineers are wrestling with Federal safety standards for trucks, particularly frontal and side impacts?
thomasmnile 01/13/22 02:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Chevy Silverado Debut

And at a bargain price of a base msrp of $105,000! I'm sure this is the same age old question, but how IN DEBT are people on average, to be able to own the car that they want? Even at my income level, which by normal standards would support purchasing something like this, it's hard to believe that the market is now going to support $100k + grocery getter commuter 1/2 ton pickup Must be showing my age now, lol, or people are dumber than even I give them credit for. Idk, man, we're in one of the highest income areas of the country and I don't see it. This is not good for the economy, if the _______ (insert whomever you blame for this) push the affordability of everything we need above the means of the average person. Hear you Dog and agree. Our 'forever' car bought new in 2019 (Yoda Highlander Limited) for 44K now starts at 48K. The manufacturers do it because they can....with the help of a financial services industry that's more like a mafia loan shark with 72 months and greater financing. And we both know they don't teach kitchen table economics in school.
thomasmnile 01/08/22 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Homemade RVs

https://i.redd.it/fnlgtbh5ih931.jpg A 'busectomy' with a Pete Class 8 "transplant" graft? :h I kinda like it. :C
thomasmnile 01/07/22 02:43pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Musk Starlink now has a new problem

https://i.imgur.com/yom6xib.jpg width=600 Didn't see that there were actually five cats on the dish. In some countries, this is just dinner and not at all unusual. Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!! But do they taste like chicken? :B:B
thomasmnile 01/05/22 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Musk Starlink now has a new problem

Very familiar with reception issues from outer space. Was a Dish customer for many years until I grew weary of no TV in the rainy season and Dish's cost exceeded the cost of the cable service it replaced. I also find it more than ironic that Mr Musk, the environmental crusader on earth has no problem with trashing the cosmos with literally thousands of satellites. Seems like a few geostationary satellites like Hughes Net, though probably more expensive to build and operate might be more efficient and less litter. Also ironic that what goes up and down on Starlink still has to travel through fiber. Hope Musk doesn't advocate clear cutting trees to make Starlink work.
thomasmnile 01/04/22 04:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Musk Starlink now has a new problem

Might want to read the column from The Verge. Cats in the antenna sounds like the least of Starlink's problems. Yeah I know it's Beta, but sounds like trees and buildings are not its friend.
thomasmnile 01/04/22 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Router

My son in law uses a Spectrum issued Arris modem/router with his own router which resembles a deep space antenna array. How it's connected and how the Spectrum router was disabled is beyond my pay grade. So it can be done with a Spectrum issued or approved cable modem. We have the Spectrum issued gear in a 1500 square ft apartment with everything except the principal TV and a PlayStation operating on WiFi Not a fan of the monthly equipment charge but if anything takes a dump, a 4 mile drive to Spectrum for an exchange does the job.
thomasmnile 12/31/21 04:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Aftermarket heated steering wheel?

While the heated seats aren't much value here in Florida, the cooling feature is a Godsend!!! I too used to pooh pooh them until we bought a Highlander equipped with them. No more sweaty back and rump.:C
thomasmnile 12/31/21 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: L4 autonomous semi trucks one step closer to reality

Personally, I'd take my chances with the autonomous semi vs the absolutely brain dead humanoids on the roads in my neck of the woods, eating, texting, applying makeup, speeding, weaving in/out of traffic, shooting at other vehicles......you get the idea.
thomasmnile 12/30/21 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: back to gas v diesel

Conclusion: ANYONE with a smartphone and selfie stick can be a star on the interwebs. Wondering why he traded out of what he had?
thomasmnile 12/20/21 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Windows 11

I did on a desktop last month. Jury still out for me. Wasn't really enamored with 10, don't want my computer desktop looking like a cell phone screen. 11 continues with that and I've experienced several "freeze" episodes since 11 was installed. Also massive bloatware. Good thing the computer has a 1 TB hard drive.What kind of Bloatware does it install? I'm referring to the sheer size of Windows 11 and how much space it occupies on the hard drive. It gets bigger and bigger with every new version Microsoft churns out.
thomasmnile 12/17/21 01:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

I did on a desktop last month. Jury still out for me. Wasn't really enamored with 10, don't want my computer desktop looking like a cell phone screen. 11 continues with that and I've experienced several "freeze" episodes since 11 was installed. Also massive bloatware. Good thing the computer has a 1 TB hard drive.
thomasmnile 12/17/21 07:49am Technology Corner
RE: Best place online for RV loan

Was 13 years ago, but wife and I purchased our first RV (private sale) with a cash down payment and financed the balance through State Farm Bank. Just provided purchase details to our agent, she called when the loan was ready to close. Went to her office to sign the documents, received the check and off to California we went. No problem at all. Scratch my suggestion, State Farm exited banking last year. LINK
thomasmnile 12/16/21 09:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Are chips coming available?

No chip shortage down here. Lays, Wise , Cape Cod, I can buy them all! Merry Christmas, peace on RV.NET....maybe? :B
thomasmnile 12/15/21 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can't imagine a world without internal combustion engines

Chrysler-Stellantis has been in a slow death spiral since the days of Robert Nardelli and Cerberus Capital. The only thing maintaining a 'pulse' is probably Ram.
thomasmnile 12/12/21 02:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: The phone you always wanted

Other than the built in obsolescence factor to churn consumers through a succession of "the next big thing", what was the reason for integrating the battery? I know I must be a source of frustration to Verizon. Carpet bombed almost daily via email with exhortations to upgrade to 5G phones. Don't watch TV, play games, or livestream video, so no particular benefit to me. Then there's the issue of Verizon has no 5G service in my neighborhood yet. One last thing, a 5G device forces you to select a new plan, none of which are the deal I currently have with Verizon's 55+.
thomasmnile 12/11/21 08:09am Technology Corner
RE: electrical question, how to make clearance lights blink

Solar powered post lamp at your driveway entrance with an address sign made with 4" reflective letters and numerals? Advise those who travel to your property to use the original address if they navigate with GPS since Google apparently works at their own speed?
thomasmnile 12/10/21 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: CPAP and CBD oil

I am no expert on traveling with it (working on that,as we are going on a cruise) but Mexico could very well have difficulty with it, even if it is labeled "without THC" if it has a chance of containing it. Wife and I have booked 3 cruises over next two years. I can tell you neither Royal Caribbean or NCL allow CBD oil or medical cannabis in any form on board. Cruise lines operate under US law, not state/local law. If found in a foreign port, you may have serious problems and that includes Mexico.
thomasmnile 12/08/21 06:57am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: need help, lost keys

One of the problems you may run into is many dealers are no longer providing the necessary information based on VIN. They have closed off access to the system except for in-person service. This was due to (and it was reported here on RV Net awhile back) criminals were accessing the databases through employees at dealerships and making duplicate keys for cars they intended to steal. As a result, some dealers will not allow access unless it's being done at their dealership or though some form of authorized contractor. Fred the licensed locksmith may not be able anymore to get the information they need to do the work. Now, this is only when you don't have any of the original or a clone fob. I ko'd a smart key fob for our 2019 Toyota Highlander attempting to change the battery (a story in itself). Anyway, called a local locksmith, no joy. Took it to the dealership, $250 for a new fob and $130 "programming charge". They needed the replacement fob, the remaining original fob and the vehicle. Service advisor said a complete reprogram of the system is required, and yes apparently only a Toyota dealer can do it. A Toyota thing? I dunno, I just needed a functioning key fob and the dealer took care of it. PS: service advisor showed me how to remove the #$!& battery before I left. :S
thomasmnile 12/07/21 11:16am Tech Issues
RE: College Football Is Just Around The Corner, Can't Wait!

The "Committee" has spoken! #1 Alabama vs #4 Cincinnati #2 Michigan vs #3 Georgia Notre Dame and Ohio State in the New Year's 6 somewhere.
thomasmnile 12/05/21 10:50am Around the Campfire
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