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RE: Out of touch with reality

I would drive down the coast to California and did not want to drive back to return it. I figured I could sell it when done with it. I would use motels but would rather check out camping areas. I will see if the trip materializes before I pursue it any further. If the border was open I would run up to Alaska but don't see that happening. A alternative would be go to Glacier and drop down to Yellowstone. I will see what a little Wolf pup (or equivalent) sells for and availability.
colliehauler 05/31/21 12:16pm Travel Trailers
Out of touch with reality

I might be flying out to the Seattle area to pick up a vechicle. I thought of purchasing a used TT < 20' and spending some time in the Pacific Northwest. I went on Craigslist and received a rude awakening. I couldn't beleive the prices on garbage. Stuff that should be in the landfill for 5k and old square frame window trailers. I guess I will see what dealers want for a new small wolf pup if available.
colliehauler 05/31/21 11:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Kansas City traffic

To me it's faster just going through the city but I time it before rush hour or on a Sunday to go through KC and Minneapolis/St Paul.
colliehauler 05/31/21 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Finally some good news on the puppy front!

I remember the adds for Cal Worthington car dealership and his dog spot in California.
colliehauler 05/30/21 10:23pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Could the weather get any more miserable?

We got hammered Thursday night. The news said we had baseball size hail but where I live was smaller but still damaging. Add 4.25 inches of rain in 3 hours and 70 mph winds. My small TH TT although sitting under a carport had hail damage to the East side. The appraiser thought they would total it. The front of the house has some holes in the siding but no broken windows. The impact-resistant shingles did their job with no damage to the roof. My garage roof did not do so well with conventional asphalt shingles. The temperature has been running about 20 degrees cooler then normal. To answer your question, yes it can get worse.
colliehauler 05/30/21 06:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Does anybody think it would be a good idea for there to be some kind of class to take, and test to pass before you can take a trailer out on the streets? Only socialist, communist, blm and others who want govt intruding completely into their lives. No, we do not want more licenses and fees and taxes or things listed we cannot do without bb watching over us. dumb!Evidently you do, there were 1615 traffic fatalities in Georgia last year. The highest number in more then a decade. You may be a excellent driver but your fellow motorists are not. Kansas experienced a 5 percent increase in fatalities from 401 in 2019 to 412 in 2020.
colliehauler 05/30/21 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

I witnessed hundreds of trails and motorhomes as we came home from the north on Friday. We don't have to camp on holidays and don't. I wonder watching them going North swaying and swerving at speeds over 75MPH. I think to myself, "I wonder if these guys even checked the air pressure in their tires?" I've seen a lot i n our many, many trips across the USA but nothing surprises me anymore in the way people drive oblivious to what they are pulling and how it can adversely affect them if they screw up. Have them take a class? likely wouldn't matter in several of those cases.And there will be a lot more unexperienced drivers on the road with record RV sales. I've had people pass me on I-35 pulling a 5th and I was running 75 mph. Last one the rubber roof was billowed like a sail. I'm also in favor of taking a motorcycle safety course for inexperienced riders. Friends son had never been on a motorcycle before he purchased his first bike. I even offered to pay for the course. His son took the safety course and would not take my reimbursement. I take a safe driving course every 3 years and receive a 10 percent discount on all my motorized vechicles insurance. I also receive a accident and claim free discount as well. At work (now retired) we were required to take the Smith driving course, first aid and cpr and fire training. The ones least likely to take the course are most likely to need it.
colliehauler 05/30/21 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Retirement

monkey44 I agree with you about taking SS at 62 while your young enough to enjoy it and just what I did. My SS is a part of my retirement along with pension and 401k plan. Several of my friends never made it to retirement. My Dad retired at 65 and was dead by 75, if he had waited until 70 he would have had 5 years of retirement. Jeff a friend I had known since high school passed at 61 from esophageal cancer 2 years ago. What your health going to be at 70? I don't have a crystal ball. I'm doing the things I enjoy now while I'm able to. So far my SS and pension cover my needs with a surplus. It's personal choice and I feel I made the correct decision for me. I have a BIL that is still working at 76. He had to draw his SS at 70 and now pays most of it back in taxes.
colliehauler 05/29/21 10:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Thanks everyone for the advise. Now I get it it's unwise to keep it. I actually start to search new TT online but as 2 month before, there alomost no availbility within 300mi for what I need. I really hate to skip this summber since I've already booked a few trips. Plus we got this TT mainly try to take kid travel during COVID, and NOW is when we really need it. Again, will be nice you guys can comment 1. Is there major safty concern with this TT 2. If I need to junk in the near future, do I just lost my buy back+ fixing cost or I have to pay more?If you can live with it patched up for the buy back amount for the summer and then sell it as a dear camp when your new trailer comes in might be a viable option. That's something only you can decide.
colliehauler 05/29/21 01:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blocking EV chargers?

Not that I'm aware of just sounds like inconsiderate people. If I wanted to use the charger I would of been knocking on the door asking them if they could move to give me access, being polite and thanking them if they comply.
colliehauler 05/29/21 09:53am RV Lifestyle
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Does anybody think it would be a good idea for there to be some kind of class to take, and test to pass before you can take a trailer out on the streets?Heck schools don't even teach drivers ed anymore. I know of people on the forum who have taken a truck driver course for their MDT and 5th wheel.
colliehauler 05/29/21 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Inflated hopes for EV P/U

Personal opinion, I think if electric vehicles are mandatory it will hurt the poor the most. The people in low paying jobs drive (beaters) to work they purchase for 1 or 2k. Raising the price of fuel 8 bucks a gallon to push people into electric hurts people that can barely afford to make ends meet as it is. I'm not against electric and seriously considering the Ford 150 electric. But I beleive this issues along with environmental concerns need to be addressed not repressed.
colliehauler 05/29/21 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Inflated hopes for EV P/U

With the attitude of some of you guys there would never be any intoviation...ie trial and error...free market...the stuff this country was built on. I would like to see a free market where there is no unnecessary government intrusion. The way the country was built is nothing like today.This ^^^ If you build a better product it will succeed on its own merits.
colliehauler 05/29/21 09:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Inflated hopes for EV P/U

Also, don't forget we have to keep cranking up those horrible carbon emitting power plants in order to create sufficient electricity to power those wonderful EV machines. This. I get that electric motors are really efficient at producing a lot of power and zero lag. Lower emissions sure, but power/energy is never lost, it's just converted or transferred. To produce power to charge EV's and manufacture them you still need power plants. You need infrastructure. The raw materials to manufacture the batteries are hardly eco friendly and there is no long term plan on how to dispose of the batteries at the end of their life. EV's are great, don't get me wrong, but the entire process from manufacture to disposal needs to be vetted. Current state it's a bit of smoke and mirrors. Ooh look a new EV that does this and that. Don't look behind the curtain about how it's made or what to do with all the waste and the environmental impact from harvesting raw materials.No wants to discuss the environmental impact and if you mention this you are chastised for not being a team player. Even major newspaper will not publish any letters that are negative on green energy LA Times. I think we need a open and honest discussion not just one sided opinion.
colliehauler 05/29/21 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

I'd think the chances for immediate or future leaks would be one of the main problems with a repair. My mantra is that your trailer either has leaked, is leaking now or will soon leak. Fixed a lot of 'em. One of the joys of TT ownership.When I ordered my new 5th wheel the dealer said there are two types of trailers, (those that leak and those that will leak).
colliehauler 05/29/21 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Finally some good news on the puppy front!

I can tell you another name or two that can cause issues. When I was a teenager I had a female Collie named Lady. Lady was out in the front yard and I wanted her to come in but she was busy sniffing around. I finally yelled Lady get your a** in hear. Well a couple of ladies were walking in the street behind the pine tree I didn't see and the dog was out of there view. If looks could kill I wouldn't be here right now. I have had several Collie rescues over the years and usually do not change their names to avoid confusion. The one exception was a Collie called Copper because of his unique color, well we have a cop in the neighborhood and I didn't want to be yelling out Copper so his name was changed to Cooper and was a easy change for the Collie.
colliehauler 05/29/21 03:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: Finally some good news on the puppy front!

Just don't use the name Steve Martin gave the dog. LOL
colliehauler 05/28/21 05:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

You don't have any idea of all the hidden structure damage in the walls and roof. Fixing it is like gluing a egg back together. Well you made the light.
colliehauler 05/28/21 05:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 Lightening

One thing that needs to happen if the EV revolution is going to be successful is all the public battery chargers need to be standardized so any EV brand vehicle can pull up to a battery charger and charge their vehicle like any ICE vehicle can pull up to a gas pump and refuel.I agree completely with you.
colliehauler 05/27/21 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally some good news on the puppy front!

Names can be difficult Sawyer was already named so didn't want to confuse him and kept Sawyer. I picked Sasha because it was easy to call both of them. When you see him/her one name will rise to the top. I remember someone's dog name Sir barksalot.
colliehauler 05/27/21 07:55pm RV Pet Stop
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