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RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

"UPDATE APRIL 23, 2022: based on .....a direct reply from Rivian Customer Service, it turns out that Rivian is NO LONGER claiming that their electric vehicles can be flat-towed behind a motorhome! As of now, they are indicating that Rivian EVs would need to be put on a flat-bed trailer to be towed behind another vehicle. BIG disappointment that we hope is corrected some day. But as of now, there do not appear to be ANY all-electric vehicles that are capable of being flat-towed, four wheels down. There ARE some HYBRID vehicles that are able to be flat-towed, but be sure to check with the manufacturer before assuming."Too bad it can't be towed behind a motor home charging it as it was pulled using the motors as generators when the motor home brakes were applied. While I may never own a EV I sure like the looks of the new Buick Electra and the new Lincoln car.
colliehauler 09/23/22 03:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: New study on genetic origins of dogs

I don't think that is correct. Right now, the breeds most commonly identified as being the most closely related genetically to wolves are (not in order): Huskies Malamutes Chow Chows Akitas Shiba Inus Shih Tzus Llhasa Apsos Pekinese Samoyed Saluki Tibetan Terrier Basenji Afghan Hound Shar PeiJust recalling a chart the International Wolf Center in Ely had on the wall.
colliehauler 09/23/22 03:03pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New study on genetic origins of dogs

Experiments with the breeding of foxes has shown that wild animals can be more or less domesticated in a few generations. By selecting for the calmest animals, the least afraid of humans they can be pet quality animals in about 7 generations. The wide variety and number of dog breeds, is a testament to the power of breeding. Line breeding on purpose is fine. Spay and neuter pets unless you plan to improve the breeding of your pet's line. In-breeding is a slippery slope that brings out recessive genes, but al;so brings along with it things like deafness, blindness and bad hips and eyes.I remember seeing that. Was it in Russia? They selected the calmest pairs to breed and they also did a experiment with the most aggressive pairs as well. At Silver Rapids a local Grey Wolf would stop by for his dog biscuit of a evening. Last year I had a Black bear and her 2 cubs down the road from my trailer, got the boat air horn out and they took off for the woods.
colliehauler 09/23/22 02:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Been a long time

This morning caught a Skunk in the live trap called the city to pick it up. Hopefully the dogs don't get sprayed again. They will put out another trap.
colliehauler 09/17/22 08:22am RV Pet Stop
RE: Early Television

Degaussing? Convergence? Tube checkers at supermarkets? Channelmaster? Snow? Echoes? Late night after the squawk box was shut off the cat would jump up for a warm ace to sleep. One person on the roof, maybe a second at the door and a third looking at the picture. "Maybe a little more! Hold it! You went too far. Why aren't we getting Channel 4? Remember well turning the antenna post with Dad yelling out instructions. Are cat slept on the tv with the tail in front of the picture. Grave's drug store had a tube checker. Remember the tv repairman coming to the house, only a few times though. A "rotator" and "amplifier". Twenty feet of extension. A twenty element antenna? Exitinct: TV Serviceman Hauling the console off for shop repairs. The after dinner anguish because watching Huntley Brinkley, or Cronkite was an addiction.Remember it well
colliehauler 09/17/22 04:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Early Television

Our family's tv was a B&W console. The neighbors had the first color tv on the block and after school would go over to their house to watch it until supper time. It wasn't until 1968 my parents bought a Sylvania 25" color tv. I also remember when I was sick and home from school watching programs that I hadn't seen before. On Sunday night my parents would let me stay up and watch the Wonderful World of Disney. Currently have a 75" Hisense 4k tv, my how times have changed. Also remember playing outside as a kid but had to go inside when the street lights came on.
colliehauler 09/17/22 04:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Been a long time

Icing on the cake is I need several thousands in Dental work. Hope all the Foofs are doing well and enjoying traveling. Hope to be doing the same in the future. Almost forgot two weeks ago both Collies got sprayed by a Skunk. Then last week they were sprayed again. My house-keeper bathed them both times. The city set out a trap but the only thing it's caught was a possum. Does my life sound like a country and western song? I remember the phrase if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all. It's been a long time since the first Old Fella Rally in Branson MO.
colliehauler 09/17/22 03:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: New study on genetic origins of dogs

When at the International Wolf center they had a chart showing how current dog breeds were descended from wolves. I was surprised that Collies were only three places down on the chart from wolves.
colliehauler 09/17/22 03:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

At my age EV'S don't make financial sense. I hope my current vehicle's will have fuel available for them until I can no longer drive. I'm sure battery technology and range will improve with time. From what I've read they aren't any more environmentally friendly currently then fossil fuels. I'm sure that will change as well. Nothing in life is constant everything changes eventually, like it or not.
colliehauler 09/17/22 03:10am Around the Campfire
Been a long time

I haven't posted in a very long time. On Oct 28 2021 my life changed forever. I had a hemorrhage stroke. I spent 6 months in assisted living center learning to function. My neighbors took care of my Collies and a good friend would bring me home on weekends to visit them. While I was away three people tried to steal my truck. A driver a lookout and the person breaking in. A neighbor happened to see what was going on a highlighted them with a spotlight and they took off without the truck. After I was back home a worker from Reno County Healthcare stole $500. from me. I'm learning to walk with thearpy and don't have the use of my left arm and hand. If I was a Collie I would of had me put to sleep. Speaking of Collies Sawyer and Sasha are doing well and one of the reasons I work so hard for my recovery. To top it off Silver Rapids lodge was sold and the new owners are evicting all the seasonal's. I have until October 1st to have my trailer and shed off the property. Some good friends from Texas are helping me do this. Since I have been away from the forum for so long I assume Richard has passed. Take care Colliehauler.
colliehauler 09/17/22 02:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: Winterizing black and gray tanks

I just leave the drains open to the dump station until I've completed winterizing. When done I close the valves and disconnect the hose. Anything that flows into the tank will be RV antifreeze. My seasonal has experienced -40 degree temperatures without any issues. I leave the faucets open as well for expansion.
colliehauler 10/13/21 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Did your dog influence your trailer purchase?

Years ago we used the dogs as an excuse to upgrade to our first class A MH with a slide out to provide space for three dogs. :BI think your dogs should of held out for a Newell LOL
colliehauler 10/13/21 08:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: US Reopening Canadian Border

They are also opening the border to Mexico, LOL.
colliehauler 10/13/21 08:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Did your dog influence your trailer purchase?

For my overnight trips I purchased a small trailer. I needed floor space with two large Collies. I purchased a small Toy Hauler trailer. So it did influence my purchase.
colliehauler 10/13/21 06:57am RV Pet Stop
How many states has your dog been too?

Sawyer will be 3 Dec second. So far he has been 32 states. Sasha about 6 months younger has been to a few less.
colliehauler 10/13/21 06:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: FT Meyers FL RV storage????

You might check with RV parks in the area. They might have storage or know where you could store it.
colliehauler 10/12/21 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help-can't get Tully into the car due to size-RESOLVED

I know my Collies prefer a ramp to steps. My homemade ramp I've used to load a 300# scooter so no fear of collapse.
colliehauler 10/12/21 05:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Help-can't get Tully into the car due to size-RESOLVED

Forgot to add I bought a expensive fiberglass reinforced ramp with carpet. I hated it way to heavy and cumbersome.
colliehauler 10/12/21 10:31am RV Pet Stop
RE: Help-can't get Tully into the car due to size-RESOLVED

Need some suggestions. Tully grew much faster than we anticipated and is already over 50 lbs. Both of us drive Jeeps-hubby has a Wrangler and I have a Grand Cherokee. Both sit high off the ground. We have a set of collapsible steps but they are proving to be logistically problematic. We taught our springers to put their feet on the bumper so we could just lift their butts in but Tully is very resistant to that. It may just take more time, which I don't have-we just started a 7 week training class two weeks ago and I may have to drop out because I can't get him in the vehicle. At this point I can still get him out-at his current growth rate my ability to do so will end soon. We've thought about a ramp but I'm afraid I'll just run into the same logistical issues. Short of buying a new car like a minivan I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions will be welcome, including ramps (or steps) that are lighter weight and easily packable.I had the same issue with my Collies. I built a ramp out of plywood 3/8 with 1x2 inch boards around the edge for reinforcement. I have used this ramp for years. It's light weight and I carry it in the bed of the truck. You could carry it on the back seat floor of your Jeep. I put some traction tape like used on stairs from the hardware store. Works well and inexpensive. I guided Sawyer up it a few times and he goes in and out on his own. Sasha my little female Collie is more reluctant, I have to put my hand on her back to go up the ramp. Somehow my hand reassures her and she will go up the ramp. I absolutely will not let the Collies jump in or out of my truck! My prior Collie Mikko broke his ankle jumping out on to the concrete.
colliehauler 10/12/21 10:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: Decal replacement

Anyone have advise on replacing decals that are peeling off on a corrugated aluminum sided travel trailer? Only you tube videos I could find was doing it on smooth sided fiberglass. I assume the aluminum is more difficult than the fiberglass to do trying to get them smoothed out over the ridges and so forth.Mine need replaced on my trailer. I can't see myself doing them and looking correct. I will make arangments with a place that does vinyl wraps for cars to install my graphics. RRR beat me to it.
colliehauler 10/11/21 09:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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