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RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

IMO driving is like the internet - you can't control inconsiderate behavior because there is no personal contact to establish an interaction. For unleashed dogs, I just ask "hey could you grab hold of your dog while we pass? Mine was attacked before and is now afraid of other dogs". They will usually comply, at least until I leave the area. I do the same with the dog owners if they show up ,while I'm there, but there are other places to go if there are loose dogs around. I'm with you ,I don't want my young 1 year old dog attacked by another , he loves other dogs, and will play with any of them if he could . I want him to remain the same .
cummins2014 09/27/21 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

"I live my life and let others do the same." I feel the same way, but "My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins." So a person needs to act with the consideration of other people in mind. That my friend is a lost cause , asking for consideration of other people . just driving the highways tells you that won't happen . Well, to paraphrase: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of inconsiderate people is for considerate people to do nothing.” :) I live close to a small city park, we have a leash law for dogs in that park, you would think it was their private dog park to let them loose to run. Its a bit nerve racking when we walk our dog on a leash there, never know what those dogs will do . I have talked to a few ,politely ,it got me no where , basically mind my own business . I don't bother anymore if the dogs are loose I avoid them . I call animal control now, but they have to be there, and usually they don't get there in time before they have left. So yes I try, but as said it appears to be a lost cause. Any suggestions on the inconsiderate drivers ?????
cummins2014 09/27/21 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Grit said "I mean, we're talking about a porch light here, and a little 12V one at that, maybe even yellow so it don't attract bugs." I have what are called "Scare Lights" and that would be RUDE of me to leave them on. They are the big round lights high up on the back corners. https://i.imgur.com/6ooTElkl.jpg Yes ,and they do light up the area a bit. I do make sure mine are off .
cummins2014 09/27/21 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

"I live my life and let others do the same." I feel the same way, but "My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins." So a person needs to act with the consideration of other people in mind. That my friend is a lost cause , asking for consideration of other people . just driving the highways tells you that won't happen .
cummins2014 09/27/21 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Quiet time in most RV parks I have been in is 10 pm. I would think that means sitting out talking ,lights on etc. I suppose if you guys are whispering sitting in the dark that works, but its doubtful you do . So now "quiet time" means you need to be inside by the stated time? I know of a state park that used to be great for astronomy fanatics who used to set telescopes up right near the campsites in an open area. Then they upgraded the loop to full hookup sites and that was the end of that. It now looks like Times Square and attracts an entire different demographic of user, lots of class A's and C's who try and cram into the sites with a high percentage of rude and obnoxious uppity busy bodies for some reason. Even the deer that used to graze in a meadow nearby all night stay away from that area when the place is lit up like Broadway. Reading comprehension is key here ,you can be anywhere you please ,outside inside , whatever. . What you need to do is shut it down at 10 pm . That means either be quiet outside talking , turn the annoying lights off ,or take it inside if you want to stay up all night, most don't . The point here is you are not the only one in the RV park , be considerate .
cummins2014 09/27/21 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Had an similar issue with a neighbors light that was shining through our tent end when we were tuning in for the night. I politely asked them turn off the light as they were fine with it. problem solved. I'll put up a string of lights, I just unplug when I turn in, notice most other folks do the same, no worries. Mike I think this type of polite communication is key, but it is important to remember it is a 2 way street. My family (kids included) are night people. So if your "turn in" time is 9 or 10, I'm sorry but my light is staying on. 11 or 12 when we go in and they 100% go off. Everyone should be flexible, but also willing to communicate. Now if a neighbor leaves it on all night (we have all forgotten and done it), a quick reminder and I'm sure 99% will say no problem. Quiet time in most RV parks I have been in is 10 pm. I would think that means sitting out talking ,lights on etc. I suppose if you guys are whispering sitting in the dark that works, but its doubtful you do . Most expect whatever is going on until quiet time, but after that its time to shut it down . We are talking about outside lights here, I'm sure whatever lights are on inside is not a problem.
cummins2014 09/26/21 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

Maybe further state the fact that since their introduction they have had ZERO reported non road hazard failures. Tread may be thin but mine are dated 2017 and have around 20k and they may have lost 1/16" of the tread. Rubber compound plays a HUGE part in how long a tire lasts. Zero reported non road hazard failures? Reported to where? Here or some other internet forum?. I had two that developed bubbles in the sidewalls which I don't think were caused by road hazards, and didn't report them to anyone other than the tire shop where they were purchased, which replaced them. The key word here is reported , sure there has been non road hazard failures , and they don't know this forum exists .
cummins2014 09/26/21 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

gee, the next thing will be that I am charged more for an out of state fishing license. bumpy Come to Washington state and you WILL be. Plain STUPID. Any out of state I fish ,I pay more then a resident. What states charge the same for Non-residents ,I'm going there to fish.:)
cummins2014 09/23/21 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

I had adaptive steering on my previous F350. For 2021 the adaptive steering was optional and I didn't think it was anything I'd miss so I ordered mine without. I really don't notice any difference from my 2017 to my 21... certainly not something I'd be willing to pay $1250 for. My son dropped the adaptive steering awhile back on his order, he got a build date for the week of 9/20, and a VIN#. Just got an email this morning , truck is built , and will be delivered Oct 4-10 to the dealer. Happened pretty quick after the adaptive steering was dropped . His initial order was in April , so it was still nearly six months .
cummins2014 09/21/21 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Failure

I love the Sailun tires I had on the last 5th wheel, but there do seem to be some issues with the new Sailun made in Vietnam, There have been several failures with tires made this year in Vietnam. So I'm withholding judgement for a while as to which tire I will get next. Yup, there was a thread on the Montana Owners Forum about the recent Sailun S637's made in Vietnam. They had some tread separation , and partial loss of tread, no blowouts or damage that I read . Still a concern , time will tell. Might have to take our chances with Goodyear. :)
cummins2014 09/17/21 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed. Fords U joints/axles only turn in 4wd. That's the beauty of having locking hubs on the front axle. There is after market locking hub upgrades for a Ram. I stand corrected. I was under a different impression. I am not a fan of Ford's auto hub system though. Sold a lot of them back in the say when I worked at a Ford dealership and every person that I know who has them have had them fail to move the the wheels in auto. Most recently my father in law with his 2019 about a two years ago trying to get out of the sand in Port A. Same happen with my brother's 2012 multiple times. Worked great a few times, but had to get out and actually lock them most of the times. This is why I am not a fan of auto locking hubs. Out of the hundreds of times I used my 4wd in my Ram at the farm, deer lease, and elsewhere, it has never failed. But the first time my father in law used the auto locking hubs in his new truck, he had to get out and actually lock them. Due to the design of the Ram's 4wd system, I see not need for locking hubs and an upgrade to one would be pointless unless you want to add more complexity to your system. On my last two Super Duty's with a combined ~ +400,000 miles I never had a failure or a glitch with engaging my 4wd system, and I literally switch them to 4wd when I drive in to my hunting ranch whether it's rain or shine just to simply lube the transfer case and splash some lube around in the front diff which means I probably engaged 4wd thousands of times and never had a problem. On another Ford forum I read it's like a never reported problem. I guess my father, father in law, brother, brother in law, wife's uncle, and multiple friends must be doing something wrong along with all those people I sold hubs to back in the day. Edit: A quick look up of our hub sales and service from our nine Ford dealers shows that we still sell quite a few of them. If you are not having issues then that is awesome, but many still are. There's a difference between a hub and a locker and I think you have the two confused. I've had to replace my passenger side hub a few years ago because the bearing was making a noise. The drivers side is still original with 222k miles. Lucky you , when I priced the OE replacement, the hell with that , and replaced with two aftermarket hubs , and ended my problems .
cummins2014 09/10/21 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

"Unless I am mistaken ,adaptive steering is a vibrating steering wheel when wandering out of your lane" You are thinking of lane keeping assist. Adaptive steering turns the front wheels more for each turn of the steering wheel so that you don't have to turn the wheel so much while parking but still have good control at high speed. Ford adaptive steering Got it ,no experience when I drove the 2021 ford Superduty with adaptive cruise nor steering , it was the lane keeping assist I didn't care for.
cummins2014 09/09/21 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

...There is after market locking hub upgrades for a Ram. The upgrade is buying a Ford. Plus, you get a working heater and AC at no extra cost. LOL. I got lucky I got working hubs , heater ,and AC on my Ram .:B I can't say the same for my previous Ford , just unlucky there.
cummins2014 09/09/21 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed. Fords U joints/axles only turn in 4wd. That's the beauty of having locking hubs on the front axle. There is after market locking hub upgrades for a Ram. It was the beauty of having manual hubs on my 99 Super Duty when I finally go rid of the OE manual, auto hubs, plugged off the vacuum lines ,and went with a set of manual hubs. No desire to have to upgrade as you say to aftermarket on my Ram, there are no issues . Just the Ford I had is the one that problems with the beauty of OE locking hubs :)
cummins2014 09/09/21 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

The hubs are always locked, but there's a center axle disconnect so your front driveline doesn't spin in 2wd. I prefer the old style manual hubs so none of the front driveline components spin in 2wd. It never took too much effort to plan ahead and not have to get out in the mud to lock the hubs. Bingo. So much confusion, that just a cursory peek at and a little turning of axles/driveshafts would explain very matter of factly... No confusion here . Just assumed I had auto hubs when shifting into 4 hi or low . The system has work flawlessly for over 7 years now. I could care less what's turning ,and what's not. If I was worried I would install a hub disconnect .
cummins2014 09/09/21 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

My LB SRW 3500 does this in 4wd. It hops like crazy when I try to turn, don't notice it in 2wd. Don't know if it does in on pavement or not, never tried 4wd there. Taken it to the dealer a couple of times and they said it's normal. My SB never did it. Every truck I’ve had if the hubs are locked and it’s in 4 wheel drive the front tires will grab or hop on dry pavement . That’s normal .
cummins2014 09/08/21 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Are you sure it is coming out of 4wd? Jack up one front wheel and see if it spins freely. Should Ram front hubs free wheel when in 2wd? (ie Does Ram use a auto lock hub like Ford or a constant locked hub like GM?) Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed. The Ford transfer case does not transmit power in 2wd but the hubs Auto unlock as well. So with the Ford you can manually lock the hubs but you are still in 2wd until you shift the transfer case to 4 hi or 4 low. Chevy does not have hubs that disengage … the front axle and diff rotate in 2 wheel as well as 4 wheel drive? I think Ram is like Chevy but I don’t know? I can't manually lock my hubs on my Ram ,but they are automatic locking , but no I don't believe they stay locked on my Ram . Nor do I believe my front driveline turns in 2hi. My old Superduty had automatic locking hubs , as well as manual. I suppose there is some need for manual hubs that are also automatic, but I never used the feature . Auto hubs are great , I remember the days when we had to get out of the truck ,and lock the hubs, don't miss that. Many times not thinking we would need four wheel drive ,and needing it, and having to get out , and lock the hubs, wasn't terrible unless like the time I went thru some water on a mountain road ,and found my self stuck in a foot of water , you guessed it , I got wet getting out to to lock the hubs :) If I knew as I started out on a hunt or whatever I would lock the hubs so I would be ready, now that's a thing of the past. We can shift into 4 wheel drive at any point now, so not sure what's the point of manual hubs ?? I am sure I will get enlightened on the need. :) The hubs are always locked, but there's a center axle disconnect so your front driveline doesn't spin in 2wd. I prefer the old style manual hubs so none of the front driveline components spin in 2wd. It never took too much effort to plan ahead and not have to get out in the mud to lock the hubs. No it wasn’t the effort or planning ahead , and I had locking hubs for years , but there were a couple times I got caught not thinking I’needed 4 wheel drive . No t’s just nice having auto hubs . As far as preferring manual hubs , for me I would have to have a reason for not wanting the front components to spin , and so far they haven’t given me a reason , have they you ?
cummins2014 09/08/21 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

we have 3 @ F350's on order right now... my bro in law.... son in law.... and best buddy.... All 3 were ordered in March and was told probably Late August originally... 1 was in Production last week, the other 2 are scheduled for next week... 1 on 9/13 and the other on 9/15.. MSRP on highest was $79,285.00... signed for it at $ 71,000.00 Building 22's ,and they got 21's sitting unfinished , now that makes sense .My son has had a 22 on order for months ,and no build date at all . IF its a Ford, tell him to drop the Adaptive Steering and it will get scheduled.... Right now, only the King Ranch with adaptive Steering are getting scheduled.... Some components in the steering wheels is holding it all up.. Thanks . Ya its a Ford Lariat , he knew about the adaptive cruise , and canceled it . Adaptive cruise or Adaptive steering? Either way I would want both but I guess if it makes a difference between getting a truck or not you have to make a choice. It's adaptive Steering that is holding the up.... They are on indefinite HOLD I have driven a 21 Ford with the adaptive steering, I can live without that , to me its actually annoying. As far as adaptive cruise goes, its okay, but in traffic I don't use cruise much , so I would have to have more experience with it to know if I would like it . Losing both those options wouldn't bother me . I would assume both can be shut off ?? Its kinda like the horn honking when you lock your vehicle as you walk away, I have mine shut off, so all I see is the lights flashing if I do happen to use it . How is adaptive steering annoying? Unless I am mistaken ,adaptive steering is a vibrating steering wheel when wandering out of your lane , correct , unless you have your turn signal on ??? I didn't like the vibration or shaking or whatever it was doing if that's adaptive steering . I assume you have it , and like it ???. I would probably enable it if that's possible, or may be I would get used to it, if I had it. At this point I wouldn't order it ,can't miss what I never had .
cummins2014 09/08/21 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Are you sure it is coming out of 4wd? Jack up one front wheel and see if it spins freely. Should Ram front hubs free wheel when in 2wd? (ie Does Ram use a auto lock hub like Ford or a constant locked hub like GM?) Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed. The Ford transfer case does not transmit power in 2wd but the hubs Auto unlock as well. So with the Ford you can manually lock the hubs but you are still in 2wd until you shift the transfer case to 4 hi or 4 low. Chevy does not have hubs that disengage … the front axle and diff rotate in 2 wheel as well as 4 wheel drive? I think Ram is like Chevy but I don’t know? I can't manually lock my hubs on my Ram ,but they are automatic locking , but no I don't believe they stay locked on my Ram . Nor do I believe my front driveline turns in 2hi. My old Superduty had automatic locking hubs , as well as manual. I suppose there is some need for manual hubs that are also automatic, but I never used the feature . Auto hubs are great , I remember the days when we had to get out of the truck ,and lock the hubs, don't miss that. Many times not thinking we would need four wheel drive ,and needing it, and having to get out , and lock the hubs, wasn't terrible unless like the time I went thru some water on a mountain road ,and found my self stuck in a foot of water , you guessed it , I got wet getting out to to lock the hubs :) If I knew as I started out on a hunt or whatever I would lock the hubs so I would be ready, now that's a thing of the past. We can shift into 4 wheel drive at any point now, so not sure what's the point of manual hubs ?? I am sure I will get enlightened on the need. :)
cummins2014 09/08/21 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

we have 3 @ F350's on order right now... my bro in law.... son in law.... and best buddy.... All 3 were ordered in March and was told probably Late August originally... 1 was in Production last week, the other 2 are scheduled for next week... 1 on 9/13 and the other on 9/15.. MSRP on highest was $79,285.00... signed for it at $ 71,000.00 Building 22's ,and they got 21's sitting unfinished , now that makes sense .My son has had a 22 on order for months ,and no build date at all . IF its a Ford, tell him to drop the Adaptive Steering and it will get scheduled.... Right now, only the King Ranch with adaptive Steering are getting scheduled.... Some components in the steering wheels is holding it all up.. Thanks . Ya its a Ford Lariat , he knew about the adaptive cruise , and canceled it . Adaptive cruise or Adaptive steering? Either way I would want both but I guess if it makes a difference between getting a truck or not you have to make a choice. It's adaptive Steering that is holding the up.... They are on indefinite HOLD I have driven a 21 Ford with the adaptive steering, I can live without that , to me its actually annoying. As far as adaptive cruise goes, its okay, but in traffic I don't use cruise much , so I would have to have more experience with it to know if I would like it . Losing both those options wouldn't bother me . I would assume both can be shut off ?? Its kinda like the horn honking when you lock your vehicle as you walk away, I have mine shut off, so all I see is the lights flashing if I do happen to use it .
cummins2014 09/08/21 07:16am Tow Vehicles
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