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

You’re missing the key part of his post “as long as any investment I made instead of paying cash is at least keeping up with inflation I'm well ahead”. You’re comparing interest to inflation, he’s comparing interest to ROI. I don’t know about him but the ROI on my investments have beat inflation (and my interest rate) several times over for quit awhile. We are however in new territory now. Let’s Go Brandon.
wing_zealot 10/24/21 07:34am 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...Take a nap Spoon. Your getting really CRANKY in your old age! Ha Well, ole w_z is doing his best impersonation of a typical RV.net member who would argue that the sky isn’t blue. Can’t blame spoon fer that!Sorry that my little two sentence post went over your head G D. Next time I won't use compound sentences.
wing_zealot 10/22/21 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

whatever, I guess I just must have a lot of good karma coming my way.
wing_zealot 10/21/21 07:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

...What is the likelihood that there will be hazardous conditions along the edges of MI roads such that the exceptions make cyclists entitled to use more of the lane than “against the curb”?In my experience as a person that rides my bike many hundreds of miles a year in Michigan - Pretty low. I try to stay smart about it and keep myself out of the hospital and morgue. That isn’t to say that there aren’t dumbasses out there. For myself, I have never had a bottle or anything else thrown at me, never been deliberately run off the road, and never been cursed at or flipped off (except for one drunkass guy staggering around in a parking lot that threw a bottle at me as I rode by – he was so drunk, or stoned, he was a lot closer to hitting himself then me). I don't find sharing the road and keeping to the right as being a problem - YOMV As for the dumbasses, they may have a totally different experience, I wouldn’t know.
wing_zealot 10/21/21 06:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

The point is - You are not "entitled" to use the lane in Michigan. Using the lane requires extenuating circumstances, not entitlement.
wing_zealot 10/21/21 06:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

While the flipping off is uncalled for, I question the "hogging the lane". The fact is it is not safe to let all drivers share your lane. And while you in your cage may not understand or like it, on most roads, that bike is entitled to the use of a whole lane...Not in Michigan. (MCL 257.660a) - If riding your bike below the posted speed limit, a cyclist is required to ride as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the road.
wing_zealot 10/21/21 05:36am Around the Campfire
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.htmlJust 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.
wing_zealot 10/19/21 09:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to in June

I guarantee, 100% of the state parks sites on the Great Lakes in Michigan (and there are literally thousands of sites) are currently available for June 2022; and will continue to be available until about January 2022.
wing_zealot 10/18/21 06:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator runs fine, but no electricity in coach

You need to limit the choices by starting at the source and moving forward. First check if gen is outputting 120 volt, if yes is there 120 incoming from gen at transfer switch, if yes, is there 120 output at transfer switch - and keep going down the line until you isolate the culprit. As it is now, you’re just throwing darts with a blindfold on.
wing_zealot 10/15/21 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

BTW I believe the grid will do just fine. You mean the grid that has been suffering brown-outs and black-outs for decades in the most populous areas? That grid? Trampy had four years to improve everything and Make America Great, why didnt he? Btw did Mexico sent money for the Wall yet ?Wow, 10 months later and still suffering a severe case of TDS - and he's Canadian! You need to start smoking crack, I hear it relieves the symptoms of TDS.
wing_zealot 10/13/21 01:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Friction Sway Bar

Wow, that seems pretty complicated - I just use a couple cotter pins.
wing_zealot 10/09/21 01:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hanging tiki lights

So if you can tilt it to one side or the other, if you tilt both sides at the same time doesn’t that make it lower? What am I missing here?
wing_zealot 10/09/21 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh water tank

Those gauges are notorious for not being accurate.
wing_zealot 10/07/21 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I'm actually in favor of high cancelation fees....

It might be difficult to implement, but I really like the idea of a suspension period for those that habitually cancel reservations. I figure there will always be 5-15 percent who will always cheat the system regardless of the penalties. For the rest, once they are inconvenienced by the penalties, they will fall back in line - at least until a new easy way to cheat is discovered. For the most part people are lazy and want instant gratification. They resort to cheating the system because it gives them fast results. They go in and make a bunch of reservations and cancel what they don't want - much easier than trying to book just what you need and constantly having to check for an opening. The money is nothing to them (buying $5+ coffees, $5000 shoes, etc, while working an entry level job is not money-smart). By eliminating the instant gratification and ease of cheating, many will stop. So, even if the "suspension" only works 70 percent of the time, a high percentage of those people will stop the cheating. And that at least makes some difference.7 or 8 different usernames and passwords and even if they suspend one account for a year I got plenty of other usernames to fall back on. In my opinion the best thing you can do is make canceling expensive, no exceptions. You'll piss off the guy with the true emergency cancellation (BTDT) but if the policy is up front, known, and agreed to by making a reservation, then they have no argument. Doesn't stop anyone from still gaming the system, just makes them pay high price to do it. Michigan does it that way but the cancellation fee could be a little steeper in my opinion; doubling or tripling them would cut out a lot of nonsense.
wing_zealot 10/04/21 08:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why ? trailer jacks so tall ?

I never had this problem with a standard electric jack and Equalizer WDH on an 2003 R-Vision Trail Cruiser TT by Monaco Coach. No modifications or extensions were used and the jack was NOT low profile. Maybe I can find the photo. The newHow does that help the OP? His hits.
wing_zealot 10/03/21 12:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: New shore service tripled energy bill

So let me see if I got this right. Your house and garage use 400kwh in a month and your 5th wheel (Litely used) uses 800kwh and you want to know if that sounds right? NFW - there is absolutely something not right. Whether it is sloppy workmanship, defective materials, or poor quality something is wrong between the garage and the RV (which also includes the RV and its infrastructure). Time to get a voltmeter out and see where all the power is going.
wing_zealot 10/03/21 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

You three realize this post is a year old right? I pretty sure he’s figured it out by now.
wing_zealot 10/02/21 09:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why ? trailer jacks so tall ?

Get a longer hitch drawbar.
wing_zealot 10/02/21 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will Fed shutdown bar access to Nat Forests? Nat Parks?

snip..... it is the usual "funding It would be difficult to shift blame in that case. Your statement is just another one of McConnell's many double standards w no basis in reality. It's going to take 10 GOP senators to raise the debt ceiling - neither party can wash their hands of it should the .gov shutdown or default.You are 100% wrong about that. The funding and the debt ceiling could have been attached to to the $3.5T reconciliation package currently pending and passed with only Dem votes. Nancy and Chucky decided against that cause they wanted Rep's to vote "for" it. All in all it's politics as usual, the good of the people doesn't come into play.
wing_zealot 09/28/21 05:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Accident and Warranties

new member, first post, benzinga is a crypto currency, I'd not click on the above post.
wing_zealot 09/23/21 08:51am Around the Campfire
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