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RE: Flying J / Pilot to install megachargers for med/heavy trks

Ha, just read this! Yes the logistics of OTR electric semis is mind boggling for many reasons, including regulatory limitations on drivers. But that is just one of many huge hurdles. And it’s still laughable at this point. To comment on the Ill call it Reisender vs Dedmiston debate (only for simiplicity), Reisender as nice of a feller as he is, has repeatedly, like YS1 and others been very good at stopping their level of “understanding” at very convenient spots where delving further would not support their arguments or beliefs. You can say that about anyone technically, however it is a prevalent if not the most prevalent general trait of (can I say {snip}?) a certain political and social affiliation. Like take the cobalt example. I can get on the internet and it tells me 1lb of cobalt is used to refine 80,000 gallons of gasoline, or enough gas to fuel 10ea 30mpg cars for 350k miles each. Then I can read that it takes between 6-15kg of cobalt per EV battery. Do the math and see that even with a little number fudging each way, there is orders of magnitude more cobalt being used in electronics and the mega batteries like for cars are obviously using waaaaay more than to make gasoline. The Reisender YS1 camp will just say “well that’s over my head, but I’m saving the world!!” As they hop on their unicorn and fly away into the sunset convinced that they are morally superior, all while ignoring anything thst is inconvenient to think about or admit. Now the Dedmiston’s (all of us, remember names were only used to differentiate the 2 camps here) sure, we kinda do the same. We buy china garbage and we have cell phones etc. We’re not “perfect”. BUT here’s the big difference…… wait for it…… MATH!! Dedmiston’s can see that even if half of the EVs don’t use cobalt , whether that’s true or not, if the basic numbers are within a realm of reasonableness, EVs easily use over 100x the amount! Carry on! No credit for using math until you show your work. What you've written is based on assumptions and presumptions and has nothing to do w math. Compare the scale of EV's produced vs the amount of gasoline consumed and get back to us on total amount of cobalt used. And just one other thing to consider is the potential to recycle the EV batts and the cobalt they contain. And while we're using batts to carry electrical energy at the moment once roads are electrified there won't be near the need for big batteries as this process continues.
cptqueeg 01/05/23 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

anyone have any experience with they are the same price as a hensly or pro pride and i already have a gooseneck ball in the bed. this dunes sport is 12'6" tall so it catch's a lot of wind and can still move my drw side to side. it's not horrible but enough that my wife doesn't want to take over for a bit as she would with the wolf pack 295 fiver. Probably deserves its own thread to gather the most input.
cptqueeg 12/31/22 06:40am Toy Haulers
Off topic re Pet Peeves

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cptqueeg 12/30/22 07:59am General RVing Issues
Off topic re Pet Peeves

Let me interrupt this discussion to give thanks we're not camped in Ukraine, under a bridge in LA, or one of MANY other highly undesirable places in the world. For whatever reason we have been chosen and/or worked to live the life we've had, and to say we're blessed, is a huge understatement, recognizing we all have our own personal challenges to overcome. Let's enjoy what we have and put these valid irritations on the back burner for minute. Best to all for a happy and healthy new year!
cptqueeg 12/30/22 07:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Man. Who knew there was so much stuff to hate about camping? We mostly boondock, so my peeve is when people leave broken glass and other crud in the fire ring. That and nails. Don’t ever burn pallets!!! It's not camping that we hate, it's the other campers!!! :W
cptqueeg 12/29/22 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

As long as you are camping with others there will be human interactions. If you want to be alone and play by your rules only, then find a nice isolated boon docking spot. Otherwise learn to play with others.... The OP didn't make the rules, likely the CG operator made the rules and when campers pay they probably agree to observe the rules. So then why is it the responsibility of most to accept the behavior and actions of a few? And behavior in CGs is just one an example of how our society continues to degrade itself in terms of personal responsibility and respect for others. For me personally I should just get over it ("learn to play w others"), I would be far healthier and get more sleep. We are in a race to the bottom and I really have a hard time accepting it.
cptqueeg 12/29/22 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

150 gal total btwn fresh, gray and black, should have been more clear in my language.
cptqueeg 12/14/22 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

Good luck w the truck!
cptqueeg 12/14/22 05:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

EC 1165 dry weight 4917lbs Lots and lots of heavy options, big water tanks (-150 gal fresh, grey, black -total btwn all 3), etc, etc.
cptqueeg 12/14/22 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fresh bread and other loves

Where did you get the recipe, or could you post it here? I've been trying some different recipes found online and they were OK, but that looks really good. I don't have a kitchen aid mixer though, so the kneading has to be the old fashioned way. Gary This is the recipe my wife uses: NYT no knead It's relatively easy and very, very good.
cptqueeg 12/13/22 06:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fresh bread and other loves

The bread looks exquisite. Are you able to get a high fat content in the butter? High meaning like euro butter.
cptqueeg 12/13/22 05:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

Update: after much discussion, my wife vetoed dually after I brought one home and parked it on our driveway. Now I am looking at SRW long vs short box. I know long box has bigger gas tank and more camper options, but some campers in the lower weight ranges are built specifically for short box. I lean long box but I need to think further and decide. Well, that will dishearten the members who don't believe in multiple considerations at play when choosing a FWIW, there are plenty of shortbed capable full featured hard side "larger" campers. 2 of the 3 you mentioned in the first post are designed to be used on short beds. That's the next stage of considerations. LB vs SB + and -. In the roughly 2 years I've been on it's been pounded in that 3/4 and 1T are about equally capable (a distinction w/out a difference) and 1T SRW is almost as capable as DRW wrt payload. Message received. Real world includes anticipating the next step or stage, even if unforeseen at the moment. OP, like every one of us, gets into an RV and finds out their real wants and needs. My rec was based on weights, and I'm not ignoring the fact that SRW is capable of hauling a heavy TC, but OP doesn't need the truck to be a daily driver, apparently lives in the middle of nowhere, apparently doesn't have any experience w heavily laden pu's, and is likely to decide he needs a fifth wheel, when they have more kids, wife doesn't like the TC, etc, etc. Having a DRW now eliminates the possibility of having to get another truck forever. BUT the wife controls 1/2 the money and 100% of something else, therefore she must be obeyed. LOL OP should have parked the DRW off the driveway so her eyes had time to adjust before having that "monster" DWR right in her face. Now all that said I'd rather have the long wheel base, especially if there is no slide(s).
cptqueeg 12/12/22 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

Seems like I should order a DRW, I think I will go that direction and figure out how to live with it. No question that is the correct decision. It'll be there when you buy the fifth wheel in a few years!
cptqueeg 12/08/22 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

I feel bad watching and reading all that, what a shame. And the lame excuses.......etc, etc. Thanks for the follow up.
cptqueeg 12/05/22 07:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: Montana LLC to save on sales tax
cptqueeg 11/24/22 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Sorry you had to bag your trip, good luck w round 2, and pls come back w an update. Happy Thanksgiving!
cptqueeg 11/22/22 08:21pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

We're at home enjoying a visit with our kid, skiing, and later a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
cptqueeg 11/21/22 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

Lot of replies, some rude, some well meaning, but little help to OP, who is no longer responding. Jerry SOP But many/some/few follow along and glean bits and pieces of info along the way so it's not totally in vain. But we could do w/out rudeness.
cptqueeg 11/21/22 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Southern Utah with kids

We stayed at Mather CG on the south rim in late October, 2022. If you stay there or at the RV park nearby you'll have easy access to the bus which you can use to access hikes of varying lengths that follow the contour of the GC. These are relatively flat hikes compared to climbing to the bottom of the GC.
cptqueeg 11/20/22 06:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Southern Utah with kids

Thanks for all the ideas. We are leaning toward taking 2 weeks in late May, and coming down I-15 and/or hwy 89. Was also thinking of stopping somewhere between Kanaab and Lake Powell and ultimately hitting Williams/Flagstaff for a few days for a visit to the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area. If it were me I'd take the first opportunity to get off the interstate in Portland Rt26, but I love the empty spaces in OR and NV.
cptqueeg 11/19/22 09:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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