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RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

I fully agree. Not many horse women around here. Just a bunch of young gals giving it their best to try to operate these huge pieces of machinery in the proper way. Funny, yet dangerous. Over a lifetime I have seen danger from inexperienced and untrained people operating machines of all kinds and sizes. Never saw where indoor/outdoor plumbing made a difference. This has been quoted, but nobody acts like they catch my point; A1ARealtorRick stated there is humor and danger form young/inexperienced women driving large pickups. I'm trying to point out it is the young/inexperienced, not the woman part that is the issue.
JRscooby 06/22/21 05:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

WOW< SO MUCH TO WORK WITH,,,, For starters, look at my post right above yours, obviously your did not prior to your spiel. There still is no reason the ev drivers cant pay toward road taxes, The same states with the most restrictive rules otherwise ALSO have the most INSPECTION RULES. Mileage CAN be verified during that inspection, and add on taxes charged at the next license renewal. AS to catering to the URBAN CROWD, why should the Government ONLY GOVERN FOR THEM? if the majority of the roads are rural, if the majority of the nation is rural, shouldnt the majority of the rules be designed for them? AND did you ever hear of folks in rural areas DEMANDING urban folks live the way rural folks want them to? But the Urban bunch has no such inhibitions against demanding people in NON URBAN areas live their way. There has to be balance, and so far,,,,,, It is all slanted ONE WAY. interesting add on to your comment about the government helping the most,,,,, EV's still represented ONLY8.3% of vehicles sold nationwide. SO again, why cater to the few and not the many?????? Yes, I did ignore your post. Reading it, you proved the EV would not work for you at this time, with currant infrastructure But that does not prove a EV will not work for most people. It does not prove that by the time you put another 100k on the car the EV range will not be improved, or charging station at Dr office would not make it posable, or even better. In the early days of the auto, or even earlier, bicycle, the rural areas preferred to stay with horses because roads where not available, let alone gasoline. Of course, at that time when you said "rural" you where most likely to be talking about somebody that was involved in agriculture. Now, looking at highways morning and afternoons, and driving back roads, a large percentage of "rural" residents commute into the urban areas to earn their money. As for rural never forcing their life choices on urban areas. I could show that false, but the easiest point would involve discussing the L shaped things that trigger more controversy. Most have their panties in a wad because government is helping to start the EV industry. Nobody would care if it truly WAS "helping to start the EV industry." The problem is that governments are MANDATING BEVs by a certain date. Subsidize the EV manufacturers all you want, but reverse the requirements for all EV by 2030 or 2035, or whatever year they choose. Have you not noticed that California has banned the sale of new fossil fuel cars by 2035? For at least 50 years, science has been warning us that fuel consumption patterns must change. But we did not start when gradual changes could of prevented most problems. If you don't want to have a EV, do like some in the trucking industry are doing; Buy a ICE car as late as you can, take care of it, and you can be burning dead dinosaurs well into the 2050s
JRscooby 06/22/21 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Scooby, I dont think it's "Anti ev" it's not wanting to be limited as in an ev. For an urban grocery getter, have at it,,,,,, but you should be contributing a fair amount towards the road taxes. But the Pro EV clowns cant see the limits that the mode places on the "NON URBAN" folks, and DC ONLY SEEMS TO BE CATERING TO THE URBAN CROWD as of now. Explain the limit to me. I bet you have a car that meets your needs. Drive the puck on, nobody is stopping you. Most have their panties in a wad because government is helping to start the EV industry. Nobody can get the idea between their years that government is, and has been helping the mature and profitable oil industry for decades. As for the "but you should be contributing a fair amount towards the road taxes." For decades the more efficient autos have been using more road/fuel tax dollar. EV just make that more pronounced. But when somebody came up with a idea, everybody report miles they drove, and pay a tax for that many miles. But the same people that have no issue with private companies collecting and selling every thing about them start shrieking "privacy!" when it comes to government knowing how far they drive. "ONLY SEEMS TO BE CATERING TO THE URBAN CROWD" Why shouldn't the government help the most people, that drive the most total miles?
JRscooby 06/21/21 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Am I the only one that feels the American public is just not ready for an influx of totally-electric vehicles? Maybe I'm old school, and prefer things to run at a bit slower and more methodical pace, but what would be wrong with embracing the hybrid technology that already (quite successfully) have in place? That way I don't have to worry about planning any long trip based on the fact that I've got to find a charging station in XX miles, and I've got to spend a good amount of time at that charging station waiting for my vehicle to charge. I'd like to see hybrids as the next step, then eventually totally electric. And, I'm referring to hybrids like the Prius and Camry hybrid -- not the joke of all joke hybrids like the Cadillac Escalade hybrid a few years ago. How many families do you know that have only 1 vehicle? If as normal they have 2 cars, and most trips, both vehicles, are less than 100 miles/day and end at home, do both need to be able to run all day with just short fuel stops? Bell, if we are going over a few hundred miles without the trailer we rent a car. I bet the percentage of people that post on this board are anti-EV is higher than general population
JRscooby 06/21/21 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Elon, welfare king. I can't take anything in that article seriously with that amount of bias. What happened to journalism? We are left with activists. Journalism? I think most of history has been written by people that had a agenda. My education is limited, but early I worked with men that went to 1 room schools. Later many that I worked with came from "separate but equal" days. But back then, we might work to read a story, but we could discuss without getting mad. And most of them where much better at critical thinking than even most are today.
JRscooby 06/21/21 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

I fully agree. Not many horse women around here. Just a bunch of young gals giving it their best to try to operate these huge pieces of machinery in the proper way. Funny, yet dangerous. Over a lifetime I have seen danger from inexperienced and untrained people operating machines of all kinds and sizes. Never saw where indoor/outdoor plumbing made a difference.
JRscooby 06/21/21 05:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

THIS ARTICLE explains the sad details. Apparently Lordstown Motors had an agreement to build an all-electric RV, and plans are obviously in great peril. How come there are so many crooks in the electric vehicle sector? Not to say all are honest, but I'm sure many people lost money in the early days of IC car manufacturing. And the idea of capitalism is based on screwing others.
JRscooby 06/21/21 04:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator/Inverter Mounted over Propane Tanks??

Gasoline nor propane tanks should not be hauled or stored in enclosed space. But I bet Hondas can be set up to run on propane.
JRscooby 06/20/21 04:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lost dust caps

Snip... Takes a whole 10-15 minutes to pull the bearings and drums and clean out the old grease and refresh with new grease...Snip.... WOW! You work a whole lot faster than I do!!!! :E Barney I have the routine down to a science, jack up in the correct place and you can lift both axles on one side at the same time. I also make use of air tools to remove the lug nuts, makes for very quick work I do that twice per yr since I have not only a travel trailer but a 18ft flatbed trailer both with dual axles. Takes me a whole hr for all four drums on each trailer. PA requires a trailer safety inspection once per yr, one of the requirements is the mechanic must pull a drum on each side and inspect the brake shoes condition. Instead of waiting to get surprised with a failed inspection I suck it up and pull them and verify the condition myself before hauling the trailer to the inspection station. Being proactive has saved me a few trips over the years and paying for a failed inspection. IMHO, even for a pro, with all the equipment, 15 minutes is pretty quick. I spend about half that much time just cleaning and inspecting the bearings if they're good. Working on my camper, I make it a point to use only tools in the rig. If I ever had to do it on the road I know I may not have my best tools, but I have tools that can work. 1 trick I learned to save time is the first step when you get it apart is clean the inside of hub. You will almost certainly will re-use it. And cleaning it you will clean the races. And once the races are clean a bad spot is easy to see. And if you see a bad place on a race, no reason to clean the bearing.
JRscooby 06/20/21 05:49am Travel Trailers
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

Going the wrong way? Well you have about half mile to get across the traffic to make a U turn. Then the joy of merging into the passing lane, getting into the right, so you can make another right to go on up the road you where on. Sounds like you are describing a Michigan Left (aka: Indirect left). If the minor road is fairly busy, they are typically signalized. If not, using the u-turn crossover is safer and faster compared to sign or signal control...even though some traffic travels further. At low volume cross roads, we often don't allow the thru movement at all and close it off because it's safer if the main road is high speed. As much as you may struggle with merging, it's still far safer than a direct crossing. A lot of it comes down to managing the number and spacing of traffic signals. Drive down 8 Mile on the north side of Detroit some time. Set the speed at 45mph eastbound or westbound and you will go for miles without stopping. I don't know what you call it. But the first place I have seen this mess there is about 70 miles between traffic lights. For decades the outlaw trail (Road that will get you around the scales) I could stop for sign, wait for traffic from left to clear, pull tractor and up to 53 ft trailer out to median. When I got a gap in traffic from right, make my left into the right lane. While I'm getting up to speed, all traffic can pass me on my left, the safest way. If 2 come up side by each, 1 must merge to left, safer than to the right. Before, when ready to go back to the interstate, sure I have to slow down in the left lane, (Fat, takes more distance to slow, but not near as long as to get up to speed. Plus I have had distance to get myself in the big gap) But I can still get crossways to oncoming traffic, wait for gap, and straight across. The U-turn starts with the same risk as the left turn but adds the merge to the right, where traffic is moving fastest, and hardest to see. IMHO, a much better option would be the old "Jug Handle" for left turns.
JRscooby 06/19/21 02:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tail light Sealant

Only lasted 4 years, and you want to use the same stuff?
JRscooby 06/19/21 11:49am Travel Trailers
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

Roundabouts got much easier for me when I was involved in putting 1 in. That is when I learned that the different colored pavement was not like a normal shoulder, but is supported as well as the traffic lane. Pulling the trailer up on it is expected. The tight turn does slow traffic, and all going the same general direction means impact is mostly light. As for people not knowing how to drive them; That can apply to 4 way stop. And people not obey the rules in 1; Look at the arguments on this board about what to do when the light turns yellow. The intersection that I have trouble standing under is the ones they are building where a 2 lane crosses a 4 lane. Instead of making the median wide enough for a vehicle to be protected while waiting for the 2nd half to clear, everybody on the 2 lane makes a right turn. Going the wrong way? Well you have about half mile to get across the traffic to make a U turn. Then the joy of merging into the passing lane, getting into the right, so you can make another right to go on up the road you where on.
JRscooby 06/19/21 05:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Check in/out timing...

When I was CG host I made it a point to be sure campers knew when the site was booked for the night they where scheduled to leave. Mostly just the reserved sign on post. If I saw somebody was checking in on a site that was reserved for the night they planned to leave I would offer to move to another site that more likely to be able to extend their stay if wanted. Somebody get there early? If the site is MT, set up if you want. But because you are early I might not have had time to check the site. You loose your right to witch if there is trash left.
JRscooby 06/19/21 05:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Full hook up?

if on a site with sewer, we hook up and pull the gray tank so it drains all the time, but let black tank collect. than a day before I leave I will shut the gray valve so I have something to flush the hose after I drain the black before leaving. One of the mods Dad had me do to his 5th wheel was add a small drain about 3/4 up on his grey tank. Open 1 valve, could drain thru hose bib out to bushes, where allowed. Open another, and tied back into stinky slinky. This way he had 3/4 tank to run out behind the black. If the grey got full before he planed to leave he would bucket some to black
JRscooby 06/19/21 04:39am Truck Campers
RE: Lost dust caps

Did you take cap off, not get back on right? Hit something and knock it off? If a well-installed cap came off on it's own I would bet there is a issue with the bearing.
JRscooby 06/19/21 04:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Campers helping campers

My wife does not like for me to watch anybody back in unless they ask for help. (I don't always whisper as quiet as I think. In a restaurant, "Baby changing station in bathroom, wish they would change it to something quiet" has got me in trouble) Over the years, most times a driver backed into something a 'Onback' was involved. Once my TV was parked in my site, but close to the road to give some toddlers room to play. 5th wheel owner asked me to move it so he could park in site across the road. "Sure, but if you get to where TV is, you will not get in the site" He asked if I could help. His wife said she knew nothing about backing, (If you can't back a trailer, how can you tell somebody else how to do it?) Had her get behind the wheel, him walk next to me outside her door. Backed up the road, then pull back up to set up telling both what to look for in mirror.
JRscooby 06/18/21 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone know the payload range of a 1994 GMC?

I don't know about a '94 model 2500 GM but my '90 model 2500 chevy didn't have a glove box sticker or a door post GVWR based payload sticker. The gvwr based payloads sticker didn't become mandatory till '06 although some LDTs had them prior. I didn't see any hater comments being made unless the adm/mods deleted them. IIRC, every pickup I have owned, from early '50s thru '05, including a couple of El Caminos, had a GVWR on the ID plate.
JRscooby 06/17/21 06:37am Truck Campers
RE: Oil change on the road

If we mine Oil from the ground, why is it such a big deal if it's put back into the ground?Just need to remove the additives and pump it down 1000+ feet where it came from. Of course, if we can put it back in the ground like it comes out, why not just refine from there, for fresh use?
JRscooby 06/14/21 04:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fl to Mo

As far back as late '70s US 60 Springfield to east of Cabool was limited access. The bridge at Wickliffe was a driver test that would panic some RVers, but bet it would be good road
JRscooby 06/13/21 10:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Fl to Mo

I've seen some pretty weird things argued about on these forums in my years. Now I have a new one to add to my list. I fail to understand. Everybody is entitled to there opinion. But how can there be communication if we use alternative facts? There are standards states must use if a highway is designated "interstate", fly the red/blue sign. Pulled a Ark permit to haul machine from Little Rock to state line in route to Rolla. For return, I used Mo blanket to get to West Plains, used that for starting point, so could enter Ark on US 63. When I'm traveling for fun, I normally carry more cash than I want to give away, so I will not drive in Tennessee.
JRscooby 06/11/21 08:08am Roads and Routes
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