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RE: Rivian R1S

And what kind of actual mileage towing heavy? In cold weather? Not much I bet Is towing heavy a prerequisite to buy one? Most 1/2 tons just do groceries, soccer games, runs to Lowes and occasional boat hauling. I've had trucks for work transportation since 1995. Only stated towing for recreation in 2010 after I retired.
goducks10 01/11/23 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lake Mead should show some increase in level.

Cali could supply a good deal of the coast with desalination plants but prefer to waste money on virtue signaling projects. There are 12 existing desalination facilities throughout California, according to the state's Water Resources Control Board, including the Carlsbad desalination project in San Diego County, which is the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere and produces three million gallons of drinking water each day.Oct 14, 2022
goducks10 01/10/23 02:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lake Mead should show some increase in level.

Cali could supply a good deal of the coast with desalination plants but prefer to waste money on virtue signaling projects. dbl post
goducks10 01/10/23 02:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vanleigh shutting down
goducks10 01/09/23 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lake Mead should show some increase in level.

May be time to have a discussion about infrastructure projects to move water from where there is an abundance to areas that need it. But then it may be time to quit building in areas that Mother Nature created as deserts! :-) Infrastructure? I think we'll have to wait a couple years before that topic is brought up.
goducks10 01/09/23 08:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Then what?

Without getting political the good old Pres said the Military would be all electric by 2035, I believe that was the date. No mention how they were going to fly Jets or move our Aircraft Carriers. Guess I didn't see that. Hmmm. Don't think that will happen.
goducks10 01/07/23 03:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Then what?

I'm not worried about getting a rocket to the moon. I want to know how the Military is going to protect us with nothing but Electricity??? Really, really long extension cords?? You do know that just one High Altitude Nuke will release an EMP that will disable just about all thing Electric/ Electronic. Where the heck does it say anywhere that the military is going EV? My goodness. I use Oregon as an example. ICE cars are still allowed in the state past 2035. You can buy one from another state and bring it to Oregon. You can buy used ICE cars. ICE vehicles will be around for many years to come. I think we have more issues if all the electricity is gone. Last time the power went out near me Safeway and Shell were closed.
goducks10 01/06/23 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Then what?

So the current administration wants to do away with fossil fuels. I guess that means the end of portable generators as we now know them. What about bulldozers? And when they are working where there is no electricity (assuming they are battery powered), how will they be charged? And what about airplanes? And how are we going to make enough electricity to power all the battery chargers if we can't use fossil fuels? I wanna know how they're going to get a rocket to the moon.
goducks10 01/06/23 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why consider 12v fridge for boondocking?

I installed my 12V fridge because my Norcold quit working 1.5 years into service. I had already prepped my TT for boondocking. Four 6V GC batteries, 400W solar (Now 600w) and a 2000W inverter. It made sense to go 12V under those circumstances. Had I not already made the upgrades I would've went with a JC conversion. Price for either was a wash. But the 12V offered 2 more cu.ft of space and was much simpler in regards to operation and as mentioned I was already setup for it. Even if I had all that stuff added for boondocking there would be no reason to remove the NC and go 12V. A 12V just puts added strain on the batteries of which could be used for other purposes. I would add that in the 1st year of adding all the solar and batteries we never needed the gen once. Now after adding the 12V fridge I need to rely on the gen more. YMMV
goducks10 01/05/23 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

FWIW In Oregon at least come 2035 new vehicles must be EV's. That reads vehicles like Tesla. It's not what's in the guidelines. "The rule allows for sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles, which run primarily on electricity but also are able to run on gas, to provide flexibility for Oregonians, especially those in rural areas with fewer charging stations. The ban on gas cars does not affect cars already on the road and does not require Oregonians to stop buying gas-powered vehicles. Used gas-powered cars will continue to be available for sale within the state. Customers who want a new car that runs on gasoline will have to shop out of state." "If there is a major loophole to be seen at the moment, it is the fact that under these rules sales of plug-in hybrids will be permitted past the 2035 date if they offer a range of 50 miles or more. This doesn't make a vehicle a zero-emission vehicle, as many critics note, so gas stations won't disappear overnight and automakers will be able to produce fairly large and heavy PHEVs well past 2035."
goducks10 01/03/23 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why consider 12v fridge for boondocking?

There's no way a 12V fridge costs less than an absorption fridge to run or to install. Between the solar panels, larger/or more batteries and controller you can get an absorption fridge for much less and only need propane to run it on for weeks. You have to have the best weather conditions and be in open view of the sky for the solar to work best. If not you need to buy and generator to compensate. Then buy gas. Regardless of which one use less power, it's which power has the best upside. Propane doesn't care if it's 90* and sunny or raining. It's going to run the fridge 24/7. Solar only runs the fridge in daylight. Batteries at night. Batteries need recharged, rinse repeat until it rains or it's cloudy or you're in the trees. Then it's time to drag out the gen.
goducks10 01/02/23 10:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

A, B , C or D Topes?
goducks10 12/16/22 02:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Harvest Hosts

Being able to not hear your neighbor fart in the RV next to you at an RV is worth the $20-$40 spent on something I can actually use. If I spend $60 at an RV park al I get is a fitting in the ground for my sewer hose. If I drop $30 at an HH I could get anything from wine to fresh produce to ?. HH is intended as a 1 nite stay. For less than a typical sardine packed permanent resident RV park, I can get a spot where I have space and quiet.
goducks10 12/07/22 11:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to stay warm in cold weather.

What trailer do you have? Some are built really cheap with thin walls and hardly any insulation. Interesting story, we were at an RV park for a 2 night stay for a football game out of town. A 'Lite' version TT was next to us. Single pane windows were soaking wet. Our Dual pane windows were dry as a bone. Windows play a big part in keeping an RV warm or cool.
goducks10 12/05/22 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Harvest Hosts

I just went on HH and entered my city and email address. Up popped a map of every HH spot in the US. Seems like thats all the info you need to decide if you want to join or not. On the map there's Icons. When you click on the icon it won't tell you where it is exactly but it's obviously not hard to tell that its a few miles from somewhere. The type of icon tells you what the HH spot is. i.e winery/farm. Look at where you travel and see if there's some HH in your travels. Whats so hard about that?
goducks10 11/30/22 11:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford recall issues

No more bragging rights for any brand.
goducks10 11/30/22 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fun Town dealership

As a general rule, the vast majority of RVs built are full of broken, misaligned, missing, and poorly installed parts. This includes inside and outside the RV. YOU are responsible for making certain EVERYTHING is done correctly. Inspect with a fine tooth comb. Look every where. Don't believe a word they say about quality. As a general rule, ALL RV dealers are in business for ONE THING, and that is to make as much money as possible, while selling you any particular RV for as much as possible through what ever means they can use. They act nice, but they are not nice. It is up to you to negotiate by any means possible, to get the best deal possible. You can use any means available to you, including the same methods they use. As a general rule, buying an RV is not a fun or easy project. Wear steel toes shoes, flack vest, ear plugs, and any other protective gear you can find. If the purchase is easy, you got screwed. If everything works perfectly, and you love your new purchase, breath a sigh of relief, you are one of the lucky few. As a general rule, when you drive off the lot, you are forgotten. Don't expect anyone there to remember you, or go out of their way to do you any favors. As a general rule, there is NO DEALER in business that will stand behind any RV they sell. As a general rule, there is NO DEALER that will perform repairs under warranty, and will find ways to charge you anyway. These are some of the general rules. Not all dealers are this bad, but most are. ca·ve·at emp·tor the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made. Others can feel free to comment. Where did the OP state it was his 1st RV? Quite a rant about something the OP probably has a good idea about anyways. Most of what you said were basically blanket statements. Not very many 1st time RV buyers buy a Cedar Creek.
goducks10 11/29/22 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much of rise on front of truck acceptable when hitched?

Ford wants you to return 50% of the hitched distance and no more. If it rises 1" without WDH hooked up then yes you're fine. If it rises 1.5" then you're reducing it too much.
goducks10 11/27/22 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

BTW... I sure would rather have one of these mid-size trucks over a full size EV truck. Spent my first 20yrs driving in small pickups. If you aren't towing or doing heavy hauling, they were a great option. My first was a 1986 S-15, 4 banger stick. Averaged 27mpg and it had plenty of pep. But these modern semi-full size trucks are so close to 1/2 tons in size and cost, no real reason not to just get the 1/2 ton. I drove a 1994 Ranger for 13 years. Put 160,000 on it. Averaged 23-24 running 70-75 mph on the freeway. Drove an 06 Frontier V6 for 4 years barely getting 23 mpg running the same speeds. You can get that with a F150 2.7 and have a nicer ride.
goducks10 11/22/22 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire age?
goducks10 11/22/22 10:56am Travel Trailers
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