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RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

I know some people who fulltime that have a lot up North and one in Florida. I don't think they want/have plans to going back to home ownership. I consider myself a reverse snowbird. I go North of a summer and stay at home working on projects during the winter. I will probably take a trip to the South during the Winter but not the entire Winter. A lot of people when they retire get rid of the big house they raised a family in for a smaller place or condo so a RV might be a good transition. I know if I ever sell my house I doubt I would purchase another.
colliehauler 03/28/20 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

Unless it's a major project I fix the small things myself in order to avoid leaving it at a dealer. I realize this isn't a option for a lot of people.
colliehauler 03/28/20 04:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins Onan P2500I Inverter Portable Generator

If it was only the equivalent of the small Onan built in generator. 2800 watts gas 2500 watts propane instead of 2500 peak and 2300 operating.
colliehauler 03/27/20 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Groceries

Kroger store here had just about everything but bags of potatoes fresh carrots and TP. Meat and dairy case was full along with frozen foods. Soup isle had limited selection. I had bought TP before this all came about so don't need any. Don't feel like cooking so will go get a taco pizza from Cassie's .
colliehauler 03/24/20 10:06am Around the Campfire
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Speaking of rust belt and snow. I remember reading something a ways back ago stating the Rams were the longest lasting pickips in Canada. Something like 80% of the trucks sold between 1988 and 2012 were still registered. Apparently they now how to keep these trucks from being "ghetto cruisers" better than we do. Rust buckets often keep chugging along, so percentage on the road doesn't mean they aren't rust buckets. Average age of a vehicle when it goes to the big junkyard in the sky is around 21yrs, so give the date range you listed, 80% is about right (not every truck goes at exactly 21yrs).Then you get trucks from the Southern states that have virtually no rust after 20 years unless on the coast. I still have a 99 Ford single cab 7.3 Diesel with 6 speed manual (Texas truck) that runs great with no rust 255k miles. It doesn't get used much anymore since it's a single cab. In contrast where I go in N. MN vehicles are totally rusted out that are unsafe to drive. It's a hassle to shop 10-20hr drive from home. Great if you are already traveling there an have an extra person to drive back but when you factor in the cost, usually not worth it. Also, rarely is the rust a safety issue until it gets extreme.For me travel wasn't a issue fly down drive back. I used free airline miles and had friends in the area.
colliehauler 03/24/20 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Speaking of rust belt and snow. I remember reading something a ways back ago stating the Rams were the longest lasting pickips in Canada. Something like 80% of the trucks sold between 1988 and 2012 were still registered. Apparently they now how to keep these trucks from being "ghetto cruisers" better than we do. Rust buckets often keep chugging along, so percentage on the road doesn't mean they aren't rust buckets. Average age of a vehicle when it goes to the big junkyard in the sky is around 21yrs, so give the date range you listed, 80% is about right (not every truck goes at exactly 21yrs).Then you get trucks from the Southern states that have virtually no rust after 20 years unless on the coast. I still have a 99 Ford single cab 7.3 Diesel with 6 speed manual (Texas truck) that runs great with no rust 255k miles. It doesn't get used much anymore since it's a single cab. In contrast where I go in N. MN vehicles are totally rusted out that are unsafe to drive.
colliehauler 03/24/20 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: What a nice walk I just took!

Just now got back from a mile walk with the Collies.Feels good to stretch the legs. No snow 54F degrees outside. Supposed to get to 71F Wednesday
colliehauler 03/23/20 05:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

I enjoyed this post because it brought back memories of a big black lab named Sammie that would pass what i nicknamed "the blue haze". Aside from setting off the gas detector, she would even get up and move when the bomb went off. :BMy Collies don't pass gas very often but when they do it will clear a room. What's worse is it's a silent killer no warning what so ever.
colliehauler 03/23/20 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

Gray seems to be the in color. I rent apts and it’s amazing how popular gray is. I can hardly rent anything that doesn’t have gray plank flooring. If I have one with gray and one with brown natural the gray always goes first. Yea, I'm a landlord and grey seems to be the current fad color. I expect it to run it's course soon I hope. When I first spotted grey housing in my neighborhood I thought it was just primer. I said to my wife "When in the h_ll are they gonna paint that house"? Until I realized it was painted. Ugg, so ugly. Even burnt orange from the eighties would be better.Grey with burnt orange trim?
colliehauler 03/23/20 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

Looks like I'm behind the times, grey has overtaken white with dark colors proceding that.
colliehauler 03/23/20 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can a modified sine wave inverter damage rlectronics

For sensitive electronics I would only use a pure sine wave inverter.
colliehauler 03/23/20 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Found my replacement engine!

If I were going a new engine route in a dedicated tow vehicle I would get one built with lots of low end grunt. Thats where it would spend the majority of time running in that RPM range.
colliehauler 03/23/20 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Animal care in times of Coronavirus

On line learning for those families with high speed internet and a computer?The school furnishing the laptop. High speed is a issue in some low population counties they are trying to address with hotspots.
colliehauler 03/23/20 11:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Gas prices

All gassed up and no where to go.:h Down to 1.83 in town for regular.
colliehauler 03/23/20 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

Look around until you find the interior that you prefer. I prefer hickory or oak to painted cabnets. You know what they say about opinions, everyone has one. I think white painted cabnets are the rage now.
colliehauler 03/22/20 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any hints about why my tire leaking?

I would install new metal valve stems in all four tires.
colliehauler 03/22/20 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insanity in the grocery stores...

My local supermarket has signs at the registers advising people to consider their purchases because there are no returns of items purchased during certain dates.I believe are Walmart is not allowing returns on TP and hand sanitizer.
colliehauler 03/22/20 04:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

What most people don't realize is aerosol cans use isobutane as a propellant which will set the detector off as well.
colliehauler 03/21/20 05:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: They mean well...

I purchase the large bags of Oat Blenders honey & almonds (36oz size). Have a bowl each morning and top with wild blueberries and a glass of orange juice and a cup of 8 oclock coffee. The bag is resealable to stay fresh.
colliehauler 03/21/20 05:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Animal care in times of Coronavirus

“very few cases in KS” Because test kits are still in short supply everywhere. Yeah, Colliehauler - don't be lulled by numbers. I just found out that Brevard County ("Space Coast") in FL JUST started testing this week - and had only done 21 tests by Thursday. We went from zero to 658 as of today - simply because they finally have test kits available. And the Spring Breakers will be bringing home more than a suntan for all their partying.... Sorry for highjacking the thread, Dr Doug. 8-month old Augie is happy to hear that he will be keeping his testicles for a while.....We have one advantage over the East and West coast population density is less here. We still have the same protocol as the large cities. In fact KS was the first state to cancel school for the rest of the year and go to online learning.
colliehauler 03/21/20 03:16pm RV Pet Stop
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