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RE: Stolen Ford 350

I have never heard of doing a "VIN search" on a new vehicle at a dealership. Buying used from a dealership also wouldn't occur to me to VIN search the vehicle. Is this common at dealerships?
Tvov 09/22/22 05:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

.... On September 25, a group of cyclists riding near Waller, Texas, were hit by a Ford Super Duty driven by a 16-year old youth. Reports from witnesses indicated the driver had been "rolling coal" on the group immediately prior to striking six cyclists, four of whom were hospitalized due to injuries sustained. Now, news out of Texas is that the teen driver is finally in custody according to the District Attorney of Waller County, over a month after the incident occurred. Today, the district attorney filed six felony charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon against the juvenile driver, corresponding to each of the six cyclists that was injured. The 16-year old voluntarily surrendered to authorities, and was taken into custody by the juvenile justice department. The Drive I remember hearing about that last year. Is the driver the same guy trying to sell the truck in the beginning of this thread?
Tvov 09/21/22 04:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Utah great salt lake has enough lithium for milions of EVs https://youtu.be/l1LCFnoKKpU Are they going to be able to use that? These days, if you try to plant a rose bush environmental radicals shut you down.
Tvov 09/20/22 04:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: current diesel fuel pricing

Yep, in Connecticut the price of diesel has been well over $1 more than gasoline for awhile now. I just posted in another thread talking about 1/2 ton diesels... no one I know is looking to buy a diesel now, the fuel is so expensive.
Tvov 09/16/22 05:14am General RVing Issues
RE: RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Productions Ends in January

In Connecticut, the cost of diesel is running well over $1 more per gallon than regular gas. Whatever mpg gains you get are not enough to offset that. No one I know is even thinking of looking at a diesel pickup truck these days.
Tvov 09/16/22 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

I had a 2008 Ram. People were telling me for years to delete it and put a tuner on it. I had to replace a turbo and the company I bought it from said I would need a minor tuner for it to run right. If I ran it on the lowest tune when not towing a heavy trailer it would clog up the emissions. With no tune it ran fine. I sold it a few months ago with all of the exhaust intact. The guys deleting these newer trucks are crazy. There is plenty of power from the factory to pull anything they are rated for. Adding more will only break things and cost you more money. They're not deleting them for power. They are deleting them to get rid of the "problematic" emissions equipment. Everyone I know who talks about "deleting" wants to do it for power.
Tvov 09/16/22 04:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

Dumb for not keeping emissions equipment. Then listed as deleted. Just wonder if he rolled coal at the wrong time. Got to wonder if someone from NJ DEQ replied to the ad and he boosted how much power and how cool it is to roll coal You and others don’t see this as a sponsored publicity thing? Because that’s what it was. I guess I missed that. Who is sponsoring publicity for what?
Tvov 09/15/22 05:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

Do all "off road" engines have to comply with EPA / DOT requirements? Do racing vehicles, not used on public roads, have to comply with EPA / DOT requirements? The guy said he unregistered the truck to use it as a competition truck. I don't know about "deleting", but I thought it was mostly removing the cat and modifying the engine programming? I am a little surprised it would cost $10,000 to get it back to EPA compliance. It seems like there may be more to the story.
Tvov 09/14/22 05:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing truck camper (expecting first experience today)

Just posting here to see how you make out. Good luck!
Tvov 09/12/22 04:47am Truck Campers
RE: Motor vehicle laws. Complicated jurisdiction question.

So this is a very gray area then. I thought a lot of people would come on here and have the exact answer. You guys usually know exactly what’s going on with this kind of stuff. I would tell you guys exactly what it is, but I don’t want to cause an uproar. People get very heated and emotional about this type of stuff. I don’t want to get into a bunch of arguments about it. but suffice to say I’m completely legal in my state in the way my vehicle is configured and all of my paperwork. But, in the other state, I would not be. this is not a moving violation. I drive perfectly. No accidents in my entire life. Driving record empty. It’s just the way my vehicle is set up which is legal in my state but apparently not in the state I was in. Much like the window tinting. That’s why I used it as an example. What the? Now I REALLY want to know what you are talking about, lol!
Tvov 09/03/22 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: charging an EV at a campground

Wow... FIVE days to charge on a 120 outlet?? I knew they took awhile, but not that long. Then they switched to the 50amp, and the charging time dropped to 14 hours... yikes, still I did not know they took that long. For some reason I thought a 120 outlet would be like an overnight charge, not 5 days.
Tvov 09/03/22 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Best leveler for travel trailer?

.... Seen some guys just use blocks of wood but isn't there a risk of slippage if you just use some blocks of wood? Thanks for any info. I think you mean "planks" of wood? I use 2x8 and 2x10 planks, roughly 3 feet long (long enough to have both tires fit on it with a 2 axle trailer). Ends of the planks are cut at a 45 deg angle. Never had "slippage" that I can remember. Biggest pro with wood over plastic is weight capacity - I just don't worry about the boards cracking or collapsing. Biggest con with wood is weight and bulk - the plastic Lego-like blocks are so light and so convenient with how they stack together. Which is why I also have the Lego-like blocks. I use them as needed when leveling. But.... I actually use them more as bases for the stabilizing jacks, and also to level things like maybe a picnic table and our grill. The plastic blocks are quite versatile. So I have both wood and plastic.
Tvov 09/02/22 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: The Future of Pricing

..... My biggest fear is if I give in and buy something, within six months the market crashes and I have horrible buyer's remorse. I know RVs aren't an economical investment but at the same time, I feel like I'm waiting to time the market like Bitcoin. Any opinions on the future of RV pricing? The same thing for trucks? Why worry about that? If you are ready to buy now, then buy now and use the camper and truck. Next year something else may come up and delay things more. Next year you might save some money - or more likely, the prices of campers don't go any higher and you feel you are saving money... BUT - you've missed a year of camping. Campers and trucks, as has been discussed in every other thread on this forum, are far from an "investment property". If you are looking at value, campers and trucks are not in that category. I'm not saying just blow your money on the most expensive stuff you see, but do your shopping around and price comparisons and buy now if you are ready.
Tvov 08/29/22 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Why shut this thread down? It is active, and for the most part people are be moderately polite about the discussion.
Tvov 08/28/22 05:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: tire wrench

I have a 2008 Cruiser 5th wheel, does anyone know what size the lug nuts are and where is the wrench to change my flat tire? Thank you. "Where is the wrench"...? Are you asking where the "factory" lug nut wrench is on your camper? Because there is none. It is not like a car (or truck) that comes with a jack and lug nut wrench behind the seat... TT or Fivers don't come with those, you have to get your own. If you are lucky, your tow vehicle's wrench and jack will work with your camper. Otherwise you need to buy what you need. If you are having trouble figuring out sizes, try an auto parts store (NAPA or other) on a slow day and ask the counter people for help. To be polite, assuming they go out and help figure what you need, you should buy the parts / equipment from them. Do you have a local repair garage that knows you? Pull in there, they will probably be glad to help figure out what you need.
Tvov 08/21/22 04:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: insurance cards?

Sometimes depending on the agent / insurance company, I have had to request an insurance card sent to me. I do not know why they don't all automatically do it.
Tvov 08/20/22 06:45am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Pulled to the left when being passed by Big Rigs

I'm towing 10,000 bumper pull Toy Hauler. I'm under my Gross weight in both the truck and Toy Hauler.. My TW is 1440 pounds including the hitch. My trailer sits level when being towed. But everytime I'm passed by a big rig or a big box truck I get sucked over. Is there anything I can do to deal with this or is it just then nature of the beast! How much are you being "sucked over"? Some movement / wind buffeting is going to happen no matter what hitch and truck setup you have. If you are being moved around so much that you think it is a safety issue, then you need to examine your hitch, weight distribution (all 3 - hitch, truck load, and trailer load), tires and suspension (on truck and trailer). My little 21ft trailer moves around when trucks go by, but I am ready for the movement (watching the trucks approaching me). Usually I don't do anything - the trailer moves a bit, but not enough to have to "correct" for anything. Just hold the steering wheel and keep on going. Most likely it is just a case of "nature of the beast"! See you on the road!
Tvov 08/20/22 06:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Pulled to the left when being passed by Big Rigs

Airtabs! I haven't read about them in a couple years it seems. Interesting to hear about them being used.
Tvov 08/20/22 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Were back in a travel trailer, just bought an Airstream.

Nice! And... pictures?!
Tvov 08/19/22 04:47am Travel Trailers
RE: switching to dual propane

Do you actually use a lot of propane? Just curious. My TT has two 30lb tanks, and we've never emptied one of them in one season. But... we only go out usually a couple weekends in the fall, when we mostly use the heater in the TT which gobbles propane.
Tvov 08/19/22 04:44am Tech Issues
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