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RE: 2021 Chevy Tahoe with 3.0 Diesel

Carringb I wonder what percentage would be traded before 100k miles? I also wonder what it will do to resell when it approaches the 150K mile mark? I still have my old Excursion with the 7.3 Diesel and solo hwy it does about 17 mpg. I wonder if Ford will stick the small Diesel in the Expedition to match the GM offerings? People tend to hold onto trucks far longer than cars, and especially now GM (and probably everybody else) is promoting 84-month financing. But I do agree with re-sale at the 150k mark. That'll likely also follow Audi's lead... Doubly so if we find out in 5 years that the oil pump belt doesn't actually last last long. I rear last year I think that Ford already cancelled the diesel Expedition, in favor of a hybrid variant. I think that's more appropriate for the typical full-size SUV buyer, who uses it as a minivan 5 days a week for shuttling the kiddos around.You are probably correct. I was thinking of people like my sister who trade every 2 years regardless of miles. Her last GMC Canyon only had 15k miles when traded. I on the other hand hold on to vehicles until they approach antique status. Although I've been tempted to trade the old trouble free V-10 for a new 7.3 gas truck. The old V-10 has 215k but will need a new clutch kit one of these days.
colliehauler 11/29/20 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cedar Creek Cottage CRS40 Window

Any glass guy,including a mobile glass guy should be able to replace it. There is nothing special about trailer glass. They are not tempered.Mine are tempered glass as well.
colliehauler 11/29/20 02:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thanksgiving 2020

Gray Mountain women pilots served flying in WWII they had a very important job flying the planes from manufacturers to delevery. Your post was very refreshing and I hope you have many more Thanksgivings.
colliehauler 11/29/20 10:35am Around the Campfire
RE: 2021 Chevy Tahoe with 3.0 Diesel

Carringb I wonder what percentage would be traded before 100k miles? I also wonder what it will do to resell when it approaches the 150K mile mark? I still have my old Excursion with the 7.3 Diesel and solo hwy it does about 17 mpg. I wonder if Ford will stick the small Diesel in the Expedition to match the GM offerings?
colliehauler 11/29/20 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Had my friends over for Thanksgiving dinner

Not to far off from my house as well. While not at the table the Collies enjoyed smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, greenbean casserole and dressing.
colliehauler 11/27/20 09:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: The strange ramifications of COVID shutdowns

Sixty minutes had a good program tonight about people who had a mild case originally and later had other debilitating symptoms such as headaches and muscle weakness. I wonder what the cost financially and in people's lives for a deliberately engineered virus. Just sad
colliehauler 11/22/20 06:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Back to OP's original title: Back in November 1984 I ordered a brand new 1985 Dodge D-150 with stereo, A/C, 318V8, and 4sp od. Price...$10,000. I thought WHAT!!!! $10,000 for a pickup truck!!!! OMG!!!! Just to keep it in perspective.You got a better deal then me. My 84 Dodge was closer to 12k. Top pkg with automatic. Funny thing is I still see it running around town. My 98 Dodge 150 was 22k and sold it to my neighbor who is still driving it as well. My 94 1500 GMC was 15k. Not only inflation but you also have to take into account all the safety features mandated by the government as well.
colliehauler 11/19/20 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: burried in dog hair HELP

If all you can stuff is a small pillow in a month you don't have a problem. The Collies could do that in a week. I just vacuum once a week. Furniture I always purchase real leather that dog hair doesn't stick to. I consider it a small price to pay for the companionship.
colliehauler 11/17/20 06:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Interesting project

No wonder they went bankrupt, trying to sell black trailers.They could sell them as winter trailers, park it in the sun and keep warm.:W
colliehauler 11/17/20 06:08am Travel Trailers
Light hearted story

My sister told me this; A group of 4 dogs would wait for the mailman. When he arrived they would get into his vehicle and ride the neighborhood route then the mailman would drop them off where he picked them up. The problem arose when there was a substitute carrier. To make matters worse this guy was afraid of dogs. When he got to the area 4 dogs jumped into his delevery van and he jumped out. He called the other carrier that told him (just take them for a ride and drop them off where you picked them up). I told my sister last week that my mailman stopped by my drive to hand me the mail. Both my Collies ran full throttle to the mailman who immediately asked if they were friendly. Before I could even answer both Collies were in the delevery van with him. He gave both dogs some attention and a dog biscuits while we had a short conversation. Same mailman but my neighbors dog waits in the yard for the mailman because he always brings a dog biscuit. I told my sister about this then she told me the above story.
colliehauler 11/16/20 06:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Rotted plywood ceiling, can it be replaced and reglued

The rubber is typically not glued down to the roof. Watch some YouTube videos on how trailers are made. They roll out the rubber on the plywood, and it's secured at the edges by the trim and also where the a/c, hatches and vents come thru. You should be able to re-use that rubber with no issues. If it's torn, use some EternaBond tape to seal the tears. I just completed a rebuild of a water-damaged truck camper (see link in my signature) and used EternaBond to seal all of the corner seams to prevent any future leaks. In my case, the roof was fine, but every window was leaking. Most trailers are framed with 1x and 2x material with 1/4" ply on the exterior walls, 1/8" ply on the inside, and 3/8" (or optional upgraded 1/2") plywood on the roof. If you have basic skills they are easy to repair, the biggest challenges are the time it takes and having a dry place to work. I rigged up a 30x40 tarp over the camper with a rope system to keep it off the roof so I could work under it. The winds beat the **** out of the tarp, so I wound up with a 20x30 tarp on top of that one as a rain fly, and it help us nicely, even in tropical storm Isaias. The tarp was up a total of 4 months and kept everything dry while the camper walls were open. I would also check the floors for soft spots, water that comes in up top usually finds its way into the floor framing at some point. You say "converting it into a full time home"...if the trailer is already located where it will stay you may want to consider a metal lean to roof like this one from the get go instead of temporary tarps. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/8a/e9/718ae94c76ead7b7eb83d3c35005ee89.jpg width=640 If you mean full-timing in the trailer while you travel around, then you need to pay attention to weight of materials used and good strength so it withstands bumps and flexing going down the road. I used a LOT of PL Max construction adhesive on mine. Post pics if you can, like GDE I've done this 3x now and have a ton of resources in my files.Every trailer I've owned has had the roof glued down with a water based adhesive. Just did a new roof and bought a kit from Elkhart Indiana. Contained the EPDM 2 gallons of water based adhesive and several tubes of self leveling sealent. I replaced the aluminum that holds the EPDM down on the side of the trailer as well
colliehauler 11/15/20 08:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to start a Tesla at -34C

No reason for me to be any place that is -34.Got my vote. The only trip I would be making is to warmer weather.
colliehauler 11/15/20 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

.... WEAR A MASK!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that wearing a basic, life saving device such as a mask would cause such controversy in our country.:(Heck you have people getting killed because they have a different political view. Doesn't surprise me at all about the mask. Same with the vaccine that several people said they would not take. We have some serious devision in the country.
colliehauler 11/15/20 12:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Lantley I agree with you 20 years or 300k miles. I put my truck money into investments instead of depreciating assets. Lantley- 4x4's example would be more then a 17k difference if you figure the return on interest on all the funds spent. In my case 100k returns more then enough money to cover any repairs with a considerable amount left over. Then you have to figure sales tax on all those vehicles (here sales tax is 9.25 percent). Higher insurance rates. Here we have personal property tax each year which is higher the newer the vehicle with maximum devaluation after ten years. My sister trades every couple of years, her last GMC Canyon had 15k miles when traded. At her age why not they have worked a lifetime and have the funds to do so. Now if I had a business that I could write the expense of the truck off then I would take advantage and always drive new.
colliehauler 11/15/20 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: The strange ramifications of COVID shutdowns

Will stay home home instead of traveling to my sister's house for Thanksgiving . BIL health is not that good and don't want to take a chance. Hopefully a vaccine will be out before long.
colliehauler 11/15/20 05:11am Around the Campfire
RE: The sad part of pet ownership—The sad update

I have delt with cancer in 3 Collies and know how difficult it is to watch and care for them as they decline in health. We know the day is coming but it doesn't make it any easier the day it arrives. Sorry for your loss, treasure the memories you had together.
colliehauler 11/15/20 04:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

If you watch a video of a RV fire they are burnt down in minutes with leathal toxic smoke long before that. What good does a sign do if the door is locked? My Collies are the most important thing in my RV. The rest can be replaced with a shopping trip to Wallyworld. You have a really good point. I guess I feel the chances of a random opportunistic thief opening the unlocked door and turning my dogs loose (now scared and running - neither is very protective) is higher than my RV catching fire??I don't know where you camp but I haven't locked a RV door (other then the storage yard) in over 25 years and never had a theft. Of course I have owned RV'S for over 25 years and never had a fire. There for awhile RV'S had a issue of refrigerator fires. I had the recalls done to fix the issue. Usually a thieve will do more costly damage to the RV breaking in then what the stuff inside is worth.
colliehauler 11/14/20 07:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: Thor or Forest River - Warranty and reputation

There about the same. These two are the mega players in the RV market both having many divisions and competing models with similar price points. Both are built by quota systems. The workers have a certain number of units to produce in a week. When they get there quota they can go home. This leads to very fast production and is not conducive to quality. The payoff is the price is a lot more affordable then high end mfg. I have owned both Forest River and Keystone products.
colliehauler 11/14/20 02:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

Now more controversy, I always leave my RV unlocked when gone with pets inside. If a fire would break out there would be a possibility of a rescue. A RV can burn to the ground in very little time. I also give the campground my phone number if they need to contact me. I lock the door, but have a sign that said "Dogs on Board".If you watch a video of a RV fire they are burnt down in minutes with leathal toxic smoke long before that. What good does a sign do if the door is locked? My Collies are the most important thing in my RV. The rest can be replaced with a shopping trip to Wallyworld.
colliehauler 11/13/20 02:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

Been traveling with a dog, or dogs for 30+ years... Like already stated, how they react at home is usually how they will be in the RV... Take a drive, park away and sneak back to see what they are going.... Get a monitor and keep a watch..^^^This, to a dog the RV becomes home. My Collies like the RV because we go on more walks.
colliehauler 11/12/20 09:23am RV Pet Stop
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