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RE: Winnebago investing heavily in Electric powertrains

Rivian has been posting pictures of its pickup for quite some time with no real world examples. Tesla "promised" a semi last year at this time. But so far it's vaporware. Ford and GM are parroting what they think people want to hear. Believe it when you see it.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Visa scam

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. If my cards get compromised several times in a short period, I may change my mind, but for now it's a major annoyance for nothing. And last time I checked, those text messages cost me money. I may get a lot with my monthly account, but they ain't free. Shoot, I'd be getting getting one or two every day.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 03:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

So from my point of view "everyone else" pays for the actions of a few one way or another. Either they pay in the form of more rules & restrictions or they pay in the form of higher prices to cover the park's losses. I tend to prefer the second option as it at least leans toward a perception of more freedom and the "price" isn't as explicit.But it isn't necessarily an "either-or" proposition, it can be a combination of both: higher prices with more regulations.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago investing heavily in Electric powertrains

Good news for us! Ford also announced extensive re-charging network. Am watching development on the first-to-market for electric pick up for a towing truck.I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. It's going to be several years before any electric truck will be able to both haul a big load, and get a range of several hundred miles. Most likely will happen, but it's a ways in the future.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

to us eating is a necessity, not an experience. our expectations are adjusted accordingly. the “fanciest” place we go to is Olive Garden.Good food is a joy, and I mourn for your loss. Good food IS a joy - but some of us live where it simply doesn't exist without a long drive to a big city. Our Mom-and-Pop restaurants want to throw everything in a deep fryer because it's fast and easy. Bleagh. I can eat "healthier" at McDonalds.This is very true. We have some good restaurants to choose from, but none in town closest to where we live. And lots of franchises in Kansas City, but still lots of good locally owned dining establishments that are worth driving to. One of the best times we had was driving down the PCH and sampling all the varieties of clam chowder available in all the little restaurants. Hard to believe such a simple dish can have so many taste variations. All pretty good, and some just plain outstanding. Yum yum. Kind of like driving around down in Louisiana and sampling all the types of gumbo.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Visa scam

Exactly, if I had several cards compromised within a very short time, then I might consider it. But we use our cards to pay everything, and a text every time would get old pretty fast. And the couple of times, over the last 20 years, the cards have been compromised I was notified almost immediately. The last time I found an unauthorized charge on a card was many, many years ago, and it was taken care of immediately. OTOH, if I used a debit card, which I never do, the text notification would be a good idea. Of course, it could be a day late and a dollar short since debit cards can empty a bank account so quickly.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 11:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Visa scam

We signed up for VISA notifications with our bank. Every time our cards are charged, we get a text-email telling who charged it and how much. So, we know immediately.Must be just me but I would find that extremely annoying, getting texts for every charge on every card. I've not had my cards compromised often enough to feel that would be necessary. I guess if it happened a lot, I could see it...maybe.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 09:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

It is pretty apparent you are one of those people who feel that paying a site fee allows you to do whatever you want, damaging property included, and let the costs incurred be borne by the park owner and future guests. Absolutely not. I pick up the trash left by others and leave none of my own. My fires are well made and tended. When I leave a site I leave it better than I found it. Most campers do do such things. You, on the other hand, are clearly of the opinion that you need to dumb everything down for everyone. Possibly because it makes your life easier not to have to go and visit sites when people have left and see what they have done. If they have damaged stuff charge them for it. It's not rocket science but it does take some additional work...Just curious if most campers pick up after themselves, why do you find it necessary to pick up after the camper that was at your site previously? Perhaps they're fire making skills are also not at the same level as yours.
fj12ryder 10/18/19 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

If the food is so poor, how do we explain our fat asses? I think most of you just resent having to pay for restaurants. grease, growth hormone and engineered food.And the biggie: laziness and sloth.
fj12ryder 10/17/19 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

It looks like some flat earthers here are all bent out of shape that the days of rolling coal with GM.Ford and Dodge pickups are numbered.:BSo far there's nothing that shows GM, Ford, and Dodge pickups are in any danger of being supplanted. All I've ever seen of the Tesla pickup are "artists' renderings". Maybe another few years and it will actually show up IRL. And a few years after that it may be able to actually tow a large 5th wheel. But I ain't holdin' my breath.
fj12ryder 10/16/19 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern Food?

Fried catfish is great in the midwest, and one of the best pizzas I ever had was in Virginia. Sounds like my sister when she was in Paris. She ate at McDonald's because "You can trust the food there". Her loss.
fj12ryder 10/16/19 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

One thing I can not understand is why they can not serve a sandwich without so much of some kind of sauce that you have sauce running down your arm? No matter how good the sauce I will not lick my elbow. EZ solution for that. tell the order taker to hold the sauce or put the sauce on the side. But why should I risk confusing, or worse PO the underpaid guy stacking the sandwich together? Do you understand that sauce on the meat may add flavor, but if it runs off it is just hiding how dry the meat is?If you're eating at a place where simply amending a sandwich order will upset the waiter, then that's part of your problem. Go some place where you can get what you want, how you want it.
fj12ryder 10/16/19 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical Question

Yes, certainly could be a dead battery. You don't say what year your trailer is so no way of knowing how old the original battery is. But signs point to that as the problem. Easy way to find out is to check it with a multi-meter. Anything else and you're just guessing.
fj12ryder 10/15/19 01:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Modern Food?

to us eating is a necessity, not an experience. our expectations are adjusted accordingly. the “fanciest” place we go to is Olive Garden.Good food is a joy, and I mourn for your loss.
fj12ryder 10/15/19 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing drum brakes ???

I planned on replacing just the brake shoes on my toyhauler when necessary, but the price for brake shoes is ridiculous. You could easily spend $400 for the brake shoes for a double axle trailer. Of course the the whole brake kit could easily set you back $600. Or go cheap and get by for about the same as just the shoes would cost.
fj12ryder 10/15/19 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Deck Patio - Aftermarket rails

I have always thought of these as special need or useless. I watch the one with the side porch this allows you to do the Grey Poupon thing with you neighbor in most rv parks. As for the one on the back you can watch you neighbors TV if you wish. I've always worked to be out of the TT as that is why we RV. If I wanted to be couped up I would've stayed home! Soon to go for a campfire and dogs & beer........ camping.Amazingly enough, not everyone does things, and enjoys things, exactly the same way you do. It's called diversity. And if you got a trailer, you're RV'ing. Want to camp? Get a tent.
fj12ryder 10/15/19 09:44am Toy Haulers
RE: 50 Amp Surge Guard Issue?

Personally I would dump that SurgeGuard and get a new EMS unit. It may have dried out and started working again, or as was mentioned a relay might have malfunctioned. Either way I certainly wouldn't trust it, the next time it doesn't work correctly could be more of a problem.
fj12ryder 10/15/19 09:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

If you consider Steak 'n Shake, and Texas Roadhouse places to get quality food, that could explain part of the problem. One has decent, not great, but decent burgers, the other one is barely adequate. I've eaten at Texas Roadhouse twice, two different places, and it was mediocre both times. Franchise food is rarely top drawer. But stay away from the Outback restaurants and you'll likely survive. Sauces add flavor, sometimes meat is merely something that adds flavor, not the main part of the dish. That's something that a lot of people can't get around. I used to love Oriental food when I was overseas, because they used meat as seasoning, not a lot of meat with a little other stuff like you find at a lot of Oriental restaurants in the US. So maybe people just like stuff that you don't, that doesn't make it not good, maybe you need to expand your palate.
fj12ryder 10/15/19 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Well, I do have to admit that campfires mean so little to me that I've never even considered asking if they don't allow fires. But to each their own. Asking about things that are important to you is the best way to insure a good camping experience. So we do. some may want to ask about the bathouses, we do that as well. Some may want to ask about the pool. Pools don't really interest us, but they do some. Some ask about the camp store, or if there is a laundry. Or where the nearest grocery store is. The only way to insure you get what you are looking for. Is to ask. BTW. We also ask about street lights in the CG. We don't want any. Or as few as possible. Can't see the stars if there is a lot of light pollution.I'll have to admit I don't care for lots of streetlights, but even without them, it seems there are more and more people that turn on their awning lights, porch lights, scare lights, and run light cords under their trailers. I have yet to figure this particular trend out. About the only thing we ask is whether they have a spot to fit our 5th wheel in. We've only left a couple of campgrounds/RV parks after pulling int. One was simply too hilly with steep roads for us to maneuver around, and the other looked like the cast from "Deliverance" was gathered on the front porch. Had a total of about 14 teeth between the six of them. I thought I heard banjo music in the background.
fj12ryder 10/13/19 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

^^^^And your idol is Colon Kapernick I guess...? The Police have gotten a bad rap since the inception of mobile streaming devices... ALL eyes on them, makes making an important decision that much harder. I would NEVER want to be a LEO in this era... #RESPECTI must respectfully disagree with this post. The police have gotten a bad rap many times thanks to mobile streaming devices, but many of those time that bad rap was deserved. I knew three guys in a pretty small city police department, and those were three guys that should never have been vetted for duty. As far as they were concerned, THEY WERE THE LAW. Video cameras, vest cameras, and phone cameras are what keep the out of control officers in check. Witness the LEO who just shot an unarmed woman standing in her home.
fj12ryder 10/13/19 03:53pm General RVing Issues
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