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RE: Trouble with California

ksg, "probable cause" will get a warrant issued. The SC cases approving ag inspections don't need "probable cause" or a warrant. Its not a "search" but an "inspection." This is a PEST issue, not a criminal action... taking the OP at his word...what kind of fruit and veggie inspection includes the under-chassis and roof of the RV? we've had Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints that didn't rise to that level. Could it be that bugs tend to "hang on" in those places??? They just found two oriental fruit flies in San Joaquin. If they find 6 of them, it could mean the area is under quarantine for 9 months. Bugs are a major disaster waiting to happen. ok, i'll buy that. but if bugs are a major disaster waiting to happen then why aren't the ag inspection stations operated 24/7? we've crossed into CA on I-40 twice in the last few years both times on a weekday during 'normal' working hours and both times the ag station was closed. just wonderin'. if it's a money thing (and it always is) then either CA doesn't know how to prioritize or the disaster they're trying to avert is mostly hype. And your point is?
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Why was I singled out for special scrutiny?Maybe what you should have done is what I did when it happened to me and just ask why. The inspector told me it was simply based on my plates, NJ at the time. They told me that at that time any vehicle from that area was getting a special going-over because of - what's that they call it now - a credible threat. Dave And this happened to me too along the Nevada-CA border. The inspector asked me where I've been and when I mentioned Wyoming, she said the state was having active bark beetle infestation. And I actually appreciated their thoroughness and vigilance.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

...If you wish to bow down to an unconstitutional request go for it. I for one will stand on my two feet and demand my government treat me as a citizen, not a subject! a request to do this or that is just that a request. requests are neither constitutional or unconstitutional...they're just requests. you said no. end of story. if they had pushed their way inside to search without probable cause then that may be unconstitutional. if you suffer retaliation for that answer then it's time for an atty otherwise have a nice day. Except that this is already a decided case by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in California vs. Carney case, the a motorhome, while it is similar to a house/home, is part of the "automobile exemption" can can be subject to search without need of a warrant.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 01:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

I would have been no free than happy to do a u turn. California aim,t that big a deal. I answered her questions truthfully and completely, I was carrying no fruit no pests. Can the same be said for the other Travelers there with me that got the cursory questions and waved on,? Why was I singled out for special scrutiny? It boggles my mind that so many of you are so willing to surrender your rights. I spent a 31year career with the federal government having a minimum of a secret clearance and the last 8with a top secret carying segeral endorsements. I know first hand what a petty government official can do to a citizen,I will not become a victim. If you wish to bow down to an unconstitutional request go for it. I for one will stand on my two feet and demand my government treat me as a citizen, not a subject! Excuse me, but the border inspector has the rights to go inside and inspect your RV. It's a decided case that trailers and motorhomes are part of "automobile exception" for warrantless search.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 01:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

You certainly have the right to refuse a search, but then they also have the right to tell you to turn around and go back the way you came... Indeed! And just be thoughtful of how many farmers' livelihood will be ruined if you are indeed carrying pests. @fj12ryder - Civics 101, Nancy is not responsible for state regulations, CA legislators do.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 01:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Clickbait truck ads

So this thread went from a picture taken from some click bait article probably put up on Yahoo or some other total waste of bandwidth, to a good old fashioned Chevy bashing, followed by a Tesla argument, then it morphs into some kind of half arsed online class about marketing,which is followed up by scripture? I just read another thread titled "What happened to all the posts?" Boy I wonder LOL. In other words, you can count yourself as one of the victims of click-bait.:B
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clickbait truck ads

Never mind. Just as I suspected...:B
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 12:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clickbait truck ads

"It would have been unethical for Musk had he promised a $35,000 car on those who sign up for pre-order and wait listed if it's not at that price when finally their numbers are up and called. They did not raise the price and still the price point is available for standard or basic Tesla 3 unit." But that's what he did when the Model 3 was first introduced, have you not been paying attention? The people who signed up for the $35,000 Model 3 were informed there were no $35,000 Model 3 available, but they could get a Model 3 if they wanted to pay thousands of dollars more, or wait a couple years. Any way you look at it, that's upselling, and yes, it is unethical. Who is your source, my friend got his base unit at $35,000 plus with the add-on, matt finish ?
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: prevent fresh water from freezing

The fresh water tank is inside the camper shell, so logically, if you don't freeze, the water won't either, lol. Seriously, warm the camper before you leave and close all windows to seal it and you will be good. We camped at below zero in Yosemite and everything went well. But then, it was only -10C.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: Clickbait truck ads

Okay, when Tesla first announced their Model 3 it was to be priced at $35,000. "The Model 3 was always supposed to start at $35,000 dating back to its reveal in 2016, but Tesla had to focus on higher-priced versions of the car once it was in production." It's called "upselling", lure the customer in with a low price, but then "Wow, we don't have any of that cheaper model, but we do have these other ones for $10,000 to $20,000 higher". "Upselling is a sales technique where a seller induces the customer to purchase more expensive items, upgrades or other add-ons in an attempt to make a more profitable sale." I really don't know what to say if you're unaware that it has taken Tesla 3 years to actually start selling the car at the price point that was bragged about when it was first introduced. You might have confused the topic click-and-bait with upselling -- which is a common practice not just for cars. Click-and-bait is when you see an ad for low priced item -- or you are promised that price by a dealer. But once you go see them, they tell you it's not available and he'll shoehorn and hard sell pressure you to their high price, albeit, same model car you looked at. In my daughter and friend's case with Tesla, the price points are available if they want them or wait a little for their desired options at transparent add on costs. It would have been unethical for Musk had he promised a $35,000 car on those who sign up for pre-order and wait listed if it's not at that price when finally their numbers are up and called. They did not raise the price and still the price point is available for standard or basic Tesla 3 unit.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

...A home fueling station takes about 3 minutes to setup in its simplest form on a 120 volts plug. Even 240 is pretty easy in most houses. This was our outside charge station for the first three years of EV driving. That’s our Christmas light soffit plug that the EVSE is plugged into... My daughter is one of those 99% charging her Tesla X mostly at home. That's why she can't give me an update about Tesla's offsites supercharging stations which I'm interested in in case I choose a Tesla pick up for my new towing truck.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news? I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck Not even news that they are on development for one. I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV. Time and Sam - Maybe you blocked me - I indicated last week that it was stated as part of the UAW agreement that GM would build the electric pickup in Detroit-Hamtramck plan. More news today regarding the 2021 plans. I will just let you go find it. LOL, I don't block -- even the most annoying. But thanks for the info. Again, I'm directionally going to go for an EV pick up for my next tow vehicle. So I follow developments in this regard.
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: COLEMAN NORTH STAR lLP LANTERN?

It's often the case even for household stove. And even if it ignites, it dosn't always result into flames. Cleaning helps -- sometimes. But easier to just have a torch handy,
Yosemite Sam1 10/21/19 09:20am Tent Camping
RE: Clickbait truck ads

That looks like online pricing to me. I don't see why online car buying is any different than offline. They still want the most they can get out of their vehicle while giving you the least for yours. And, sorry, but I want to see what I'm getting for my money. Does the phrase "Pig in a Poke" ring a bell? And Tesla was big in online pricing with that $35,000 Model 3 that took a long time to finally show up. Seems like they said it would be $35,000, but surprise, "We just don't have any at that price, perhaps one of these much more expensive ones will work". Sounds a lot like "Bait and Switch" to me. I'm referring to what-you-see-is-what-you-get internet car buying Cars.Direct etc. And your experience with Tesla must be different from my daughter's and my friend. My daughter was given the choice to of getting her basic Tesla X outright or the added options with two-week wait. In this case, the waiting list is on with add-on and options. My friend wanting to buy Model 3 have 2 months waiting list for the basic $35,000 and 2 1/2 months for add-on options of his choice. What you see is what you get similar to this... https://i.imgur.com/9d0b5C4.jpg Exactly, so I don't understand why anyone would think there is mis-representation or bait-and-switch on the pricing. Even before the introduction and during the pre-production reservations, Tesla stayed on their commitment of pricing at their basic unit at $35,000. After they delivered on their commitment, it's now their prerogative to adjust to new pricing if they choose to do so as any manufacturer does to achieve their revenue and/or profit target.
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news? I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck Not even news that they are on development for one. I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV. They announced recently they will be staying with hydrogen fuel cell development. How the review on their hydrogen fuel cell cars? It's more than one year in the market and must have some customer-user's feedback by now.
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 07:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news? I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck Not even news that they are on development for one. I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV.
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clickbait truck ads

That looks like online pricing to me. I don't see why online car buying is any different than offline. They still want the most they can get out of their vehicle while giving you the least for yours. And, sorry, but I want to see what I'm getting for my money. Does the phrase "Pig in a Poke" ring a bell? And Tesla was big in online pricing with that $35,000 Model 3 that took a long time to finally show up. Seems like they said it would be $35,000, but surprise, "We just don't have any at that price, perhaps one of these much more expensive ones will work". Sounds a lot like "Bait and Switch" to me. I'm referring to what-you-see-is-what-you-get internet car buying Cars.Direct etc. And your experience with Tesla must be different from my daughter's and my friend. My daughter was given the choice to of getting her basic Tesla X outright or the added options with two-week wait. In this case, the waiting list is on with add-on and options. My friend wanting to buy Model 3 have 2 months waiting list for the basic $35,000 and 2 1/2 months for add-on options of his choice.
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clickbait truck ads

They are back to the old tricks. And that's why on-line car buying is becoming popular.
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: National Parks may slash benefits to Senior Pass holders

I don't even bother to get a refund for the cancellations of my reservations thinking this may somehow help the National Parks budget a little with their progressively reduced budget. Also, noticed private concessionaires operating inside national parks and forest escalating the fees and charges year after year -- with no visible signs of improvements in the facilities, better maintenance nor services. What's next? Oh yeah, opening up these national patrimonies to oil, lumber and mineral exploitations.
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 01:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

The last sentence of that article is most telling: "Or, should Tesla be building an RV to go with its Semi?". Don't they realize that Tesla isn't building semis yet. How can you build something to go with something that isn't even being produced? I guess you just ignore what's real and focus on what you wish would be real. Unless this is photo (err, video) shopped fake news, Tesla has already built one and now in the process of prototyping -- this one was actually hauling 75,000 lbs load (I don't know in haul-speak if this is typical, standard or above average). Maybe, the right term is that Tesla is not running this yet in their automated production lines. But certainly, it's out there because it's been produced (or, made, or whatever you want to call it on how they did it). Tesla semis seen hauling 75,000 lbs loadThat's pretty old news, that clip was out a few months back, early spring I believe. And that is a prototype, the semi is not in production, which is what I said. A test mule isn't production. Yeah, it was a vigin birth -- or magic! :B
Yosemite Sam1 10/20/19 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
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