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RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

My question is this. Since there is no evidence of anyone doing anything with this in over 50 years and there is no HOA, who is tasked with enforcing it as it appears the city (county)have no jurisdiction or desire? I think it has been made clear that the enforcement would be if a property owner would file a law suit against somebody breaking the rules. bumpy I agree with bumpy someone could sue using the covenant as their reason for wanting the RV removed. While this may not be likely, there is always a chance you have a anti RV neighbor lurking across the street. If the anti RV neighbor decided to pursue the issue via a suit. The OP would be forced to defend himself or remove the RV. A suit would be a PIA for the OP vs. buying a house with NO RV restrictions expired, unenforced or otherwise.
Lantley 02/27/21 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

I wonder how earthmovers, or other very large construction machines will be adapted to work on battery, how many hours will the operate and just as important how long will it take to recharge them, especially out in the middle of Nebraska. EVs are the future for personal transportation, but the need for ICE’s is here for a long time. Electric construction equipment is being developed as we speak Electric Construction equipment https://i1.wp.com/electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/01/electric-caterpillar-excavator-e1548740266295.jpg?w=2000&quality=82&strip=all&ssl=1 width=480 Heavy mining excavators have had electric powered models for a few years now. Big difference - they are corded, with 3 phase primary voltage feed. I think this Cat will fill a niche market, where there's a load of idling (trenching, etc.). In a production environment of loading dump trucks, the engine runs nearly 100% duty cycle. At 122 kW and 300 kWh, we're talking maybe 3 hours before recharging. By no means am I claiming they have it all figured out as we speak. On the other hand a lot of thinking and development can happen in 14 years.
Lantley 02/26/21 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Equilizer vs. Blue ox SwayPro?

I felt no sway with my Hensley I feel no sway with my fiver. sway is not merely feeling the wind. Sway is when the trailer reacts differently than the tow vehicle. The motion or different reaction of the trailer impacts the tow vehicle. With a Hensley the trailer and TV move as one unit there is no wiggle or sway involved. When the wind blows or a truck passes there is no wiggle or impact felt by the driver. Which is why Hensley makes there no sway claim.
Lantley 02/26/21 11:33am Towing
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Wow, this thread's "deja vu all over again". I think it will be a reoccurring theme as more people begin to recognize EV's are for real. Elon Musk/Tesla have been real game changers, so much so that Ford, GM, and VW realize they need to evolve sooner than later.
Lantley 02/26/21 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Equilizer vs. Blue ox SwayPro?

If you want no sway you will need to step up to a Propride or Hensley Both are expensive but they work. No sway is attainable with those premium hitches. Friction based hitches really don't compare if you are truly seeking no sway.
Lantley 02/25/21 06:44pm Towing
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

I wonder how earthmovers, or other very large construction machines will be adapted to work on battery, how many hours will the operate and just as important how long will it take to recharge them, especially out in the middle of Nebraska. EVs are the future for personal transportation, but the need for ICE’s is here for a long time. Electric construction equipment is being developed as we speak Electric Construction equipment https://i1.wp.com/electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/01/electric-caterpillar-excavator-e1548740266295.jpg?w=2000&quality=82&strip=all&ssl=1 width=480
Lantley 02/25/21 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

You guys are focusing on the wrong thing. This is not about AOC or the new green deal. Tesla has shown that EV's are for real and that the ICE is obsolete. EV's have left the drawing board and are in full production as we speak. The idea that we can't produce enough electric is silly. When the model T was originally made did we say this would never work because there were no gas stations? We have made it from the stage coach to jumbo jets the infrastructure will come. Going from gas stations to charging stations is not an impossible task. If you want to believe EV's are for real. Drive a Tesla. Driving a Tesla for the first time is a game changing experience. Once you drive a Tesla you will understand where all this is going and why the ICE is obsolete.
Lantley 02/25/21 04:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford 150s Save the Day in Texas

How big are the generators in those? Different sizes? There are a few different outputs available but roughly equivalent to the portable generators you see used by RVers. The up charge alone is more than a quality stand alone inverter generator. Not true - the 2Kw ProPower Onboard is a $995 option. That's right in line with similar size generators. And then you're not hauling around a separate generator and gas can, nor are you filling the tank every 8 hours. To me this will be a no-brainer option to add. I just wish we hadn't just bought a 2020. The 7.2kw I 'believe' you can order separately (I think it's a $2000Kish option?), but it's more geared to be part of the hybrid model. The convenience of having the genset built into the truck must be weighed against having the genset built into the truck. If the truck leaves the electricity leaves.....There are times when separating the electric from the truck will be desirable.
Lantley 02/23/21 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Why buy into a fight? Are there no houses without any strings attached?
Lantley 02/22/21 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

I have a trailer Saver now (TS3). If I were to make a change I would consider the Goose Box as it has some real design advantages. The attachment point to the truck is low reducing the hitch angle which reduces the amount of chucking forces relative to bouncing forces created by the trailer. Consider the Goose Box image; the forward high hinge point relative to the ball will allow the hitch to retract some when compressed thus mitigating some chucking forces. Solid engineering was used when designing the box. Any type of soft joint hitch/pin box has to be easier on the trailer frame than a solid hitch and solid pin box. Yes But the long shaft of the adapter will always create more leverage on the pin box. I don't think I can consider the Goose box a foolproof advantage for 5th wheel towing unless the pin box attachment to the fiver is also altered and reinforced in someway. A long pipe on a pipe wrench will always create more force/leverage on that lug nut and allow you to turn the nut vs. a wrench with no extension. Air cushioning and absorption are secondary factors.
Lantley 02/21/21 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

I think some sort of shock supression is essential for either Gooseneck or 5th wheel. The failure on the frame is happening because of the intense shock caused by nearly 3000 lbs hitting repeatedly. Put the airbag in the equation and those intense shocks are reduced substantially. I suspect the Goosebox is approved specifically because of this vibration dampening. I agree air some form of air suppression is good however 90% of 5'ers do not have any air suppression. With that in mind your basic 5th wheel hitch provides a larger platform/contact area to absorb and spread the forces of impact to the pin box vs. a typical gooseneck hitch.
Lantley 02/19/21 08:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inverter Install?

Since your just testing. Plug your shore power cord/extension cord into a 110 outlet instead of your inverter. Use the exact same adapter or cord configuration you ere using with the inverter. Since you know the outlet is putting out 110 even if it's only 15 amps, you should be able to tell if you have a breaker setting issue or an inverter setting issue
Lantley 02/19/21 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: GD Momentum 395ms with Ram Megacab

Lantley, time to turn off the internet for a bit, it’s getting your blood pressure up. OP is asking about a brand new dually and you go off on some rant about not buying enough truck for the job.... Give it a rest, bud. Maybe some cannot comprehend more that one sentence at a time. I understand the OP has a Dually. However he has a short bed dually and does not want to use a slider. What good is the dually capacity if the trailer hits the cab. The OP ask about the puck factor in tight turns? Without a slider there will be a pucker factor. Here's the rant: Once again instead of getting the right truck with all the right equipment we are debating a questionable combo without all of the right equipment. You can pucker and cross your fingers or you can get the right equipment. As mentioned in a prior post, cab contact continues, none of those people that suffered through the cab damaged intended for the contact to happen. They all thought they were being careful enough. They all thought they did not need a slider. The truth is they were all careful enough until they were not careful enough.
Lantley 02/17/21 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GD Momentum 395ms with Ram Megacab

I wasn't referencing anyone in general. These threads appear all the time. It's not that complicated to get the right truck for the application. We often make this a subjective topic but the towing parameters speak for them selves. If your trailer weighs Y. Your truck needs to be able to carry Y. Except too often someone wants to use a truck that can only carry up to X, not quite Y. They will list a host of reasons why X can be made equivalent to Y or why you really don't need to use a Y capable truck cause X is just as good. This towing at the edge ideology can be found across all kinds of trucks 1/2 tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons and duallys. Short beds vs. long beds are also part of edge towing. Choosing a towing combo is a straight forward process if you use a calculator or in the case of a back window a tape measure, however often times we use everything except a calculator or a tape measure. We make subjective choices based on questionable logic that often leads to getting it right the 2nd time or learning the hard way. When I went from a TT to a fiver. I knew I wanted a big fiver so I bought a dually right off the bat. It wasn't that I was in love with a dually, but the math told me if I want to avoid the upgrade game than a dually would allow me to shop for any trailer I wanted without being on the EDGE of my limits. Why are you even bringing weight or size of truck into the conversation? Megecab short bed has near identical capacity of a crew cab long bed (which I've owned an 04, 13 and 14) which exceeds the requirements of the 395m. Again - weight was not the topic of discussion so leave it out please. You missed the point. Capacity is one thing hitting the cab is another. But they are both can lead to the the same issue. You can get a truck that requires puckering up when things get tight or you can get a truck that delivers carefree towing at all times.. no puckering required. You ask will I need to pucker up on tight turns? Without a slider that depends on your definition of tight.
Lantley 02/17/21 06:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ev charging in camps expectation of availability, cost

My local Walmart installed charging stations. Granted Wal Mart has deep pockets but in the grand scheme of things someone at Walmart decided it was beneficial to attract EV's to their stores.
Lantley 02/16/21 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: trip from North Florida to Niagara Falls

You have picked some very popular spots. You will need to secure your reservations NOW if you plan to go in July 2021. It will be almost impossible to book Assateaque right now for July. But consider Frontiertowne or Castaways as alternatives. 4 mile Creek is my go to for Niagara. Cherry Hill for DC area. Sounds like a great trip but you will need reservations. I would not try to wing it on the fly without reservations.
Lantley 02/15/21 08:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

The technology is amazing. Everything I read is very positive but a 250 mile towing range is a deal breaker.
Lantley 02/13/21 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv security camera

My biggest worry will be making sure the cooler is cold, the grill is hot and the firewood is dry. :BThat sounds nice. Another time i find the cameras useful is when i do a grocery stop. Usually park my truck and trailer far away in the parking lot. With lots of items that could easily be stolen out the pickup bed. I have my cell phone in my pocket. If it buzzes and i look and see there is a person standing next to my trailer i will drop everything and run outside. Hopefully scaring them away and not getting beat up myself. I do not want to live like that. I do not want to be in a constant stage of monitoring and notifications. I go camping to relax period. I go shopping to get what I need. I do not care to be on high alert at all times. I do not want to be buzzed , chirped, or otherwise alerted. At some point it's all just stuff. I pay insurance on that stuff so that I don't have to worry or concern myself about protecting it 24/7. I have cameras on my house that I may check at my leisure, but honestly I seldom/never check them. They may serve as a deterrent, but I see all the notifications and alerts as a nuisance and have them turned off. I prefer peace and quiet to being on red/high alert.
Lantley 02/13/21 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Ev charging in camps expectation of availability, cost

Once again its not a one size fits all answer. Getting additional power to individual sites in general will be most costly than a remote charging station. However we know this is not always the case. Parks will invest as demand increases. In most cases parks will decide which location will be most profitable. Campers will adjust accordingly. a CG with at site charging will be more desirable than a CG with remote charging. (assuming there is a at site charge site available!) CG's that provide EV charging will be more desirable than a CG with no EV charging allowed. Supply and demand will sort this out!
Lantley 02/13/21 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: GD Momentum 395ms with Ram Megacab

I am always amused by people judging other people without knowing why they make certain choices all because they feel their way is the only way, and best way. Makes it difficult for forum members to get honest help or advice when they have to weed through all the BS commentary opinions from Statler and Waldorf. So what color truck do you have? Hope its not different than mine. My point is if it is determined that red trucks deliver the premier towing performance. Someone will buy a trailer that requires a red truck. But then they will buy a yellow truck and want to tow with a yellow truck. They will try to make it perform just as well as red vs. just getting a red truck. At the end of the day, it's the physics not the aesthetics that dictate that the yellow truck will never perform as well as the red. I'm all for freedom of choice but make good decisions. Don't choose a combo the requires a slider and then choose not to get a sliding hitch. Pretending that you can avoid contact if your careful. Don't choose a trailer that requires a 3/4 ton and buy a 1/2 ton pretending you'll be OK if you travel with a light load. These questionably matched combos appear all the time. Porsche "There is no substitute" was the sports car makers slogan. There is also no substitute for a properly/correctly matched combo. If you need the slider get the slider, if you need the dually get the dually again We try to make it subjective and opinionated a create lot of discussion related to what if a I do this or that when it's not that complicated to get the right truck, hitch or trailer right out the gate.
Lantley 02/12/21 11:35am Tow Vehicles
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