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RE: Toy Hauler Truck?

We usually see one or two U-Hauls out in the desert camping over New Years. I always appreciate the git 'er done mentality of spending a couple hundred bucks to go on the trip instead of thousands a year in payments. We fit our own toys in our garage when it's just us, but when our kids come home for the holidays with all of their partners, I have to get all the bikes tuned up and then we load them into a U-Haul pickup truck since there are too many toys for the toy hauler. Make it work. https://www.sandboxx.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ayxQ6ZY_700b.jpg
dedmiston 09/22/22 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heater problem on new used RV

I usually have pretty good luck with eTrailer.com. https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=dometic+thermostat&furl=-pg-Accessories_and_Parts
dedmiston 09/22/22 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam membership and Pilot/Flying J RV fuel card

I don't know the answer, but I don't think I'd put all my faith in the brain-trust here. It's worth a call to their customer service to find out for sure. Are you trying to say some of the advice here is no better than what a bartender and his/her patrons would give you after several beers? (I happen to agree with you) Safe travels :B :B At least several hours with a bartender would yield you a good start on a buzz. Although I'm pretty sure a lot of folks posting here are already plenty buzzed.
dedmiston 09/19/22 02:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: STEALTH NOMAD TOY HAULER. BUYER BEWARE!

That sounds like a nightmare. I wonder if there's any way to involve the lender? They'll probably be surprised when they learn that the collateral on their loan isn't worth anything. And just a reminder: The forum rules are really firm about discussing legal matters. Just don't.
dedmiston 09/19/22 01:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: I thought the RV market might be getting soft. I was wrong.

But turns out you’ll argue with anyone for any reason….lol. No they won't. Yes they will. No they won't.
dedmiston 09/19/22 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

It's the same propane that comes out, just a smaller tank. You can do it, if you can safely mount the tank. You might need to extend the line from the regulator if it doesn't reach.
dedmiston 09/19/22 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to get three nights of peaceful RV time?

Another vote for boondocking. Most of our camping is on the eastern side of the Sierras, so I can't help you with specifics, but there is plenty of boondocking on the west too. I guess the only place I can name specifically is Shaver Lake. The drive is pretty steep and twisty and might not be fun depending on your setup. But the payoff is pretty good. There are plenty of other places though. And if you don't feel like driving up into the hills, I would definitely look at Harvest Hosts closer to the wine country. Since we're talking about next weekend though, it's probably going to be cooler in the higher elevations. I just looked at the map and it's about four hours from Travis to Shaver. It's only 1.5 hrs up to Coloma in the Gold Country. We stayed at an RV park there (primitive) and it wasn't very expensive. You can walk to dinner and goof off in the river during the day. It's too late in the season for rafting since the river is so low now, but it's still pretty nice up there. There's also plenty of history nearby if you want to see Sutter's Mill, etc. Placerville is nearby too and it's a fun little town. I got stuck up there in Coloma one summer when the DEF pump went out on my truck. The local Dodge dealer was really good and got Dodge to cover it under a courtesy claim, but stuck is still stuck. They had my truck for a week and my wife had to catch a ride back home to get back to work. Luckily I had my laptop with me and I could walk across the highway to bum their wifi at the coffee shop there in town. I've never drank so much coffee, but at least I didn't lose any work. Long story short, there are lots of places out there. Some of them are free to boondock. Some are borderline free since you need to buy some wine to stay there (Harvest Hosts). And some are cheap-ish. The season is definitely over in Coloma, so I assume it's cheap to camp there this time of year. Good luck.
dedmiston 09/19/22 11:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heater problem on new used RV

Sounds like a thermostat problem to me too. That's easy enough to swap out and test.
dedmiston 09/19/22 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam membership and Pilot/Flying J RV fuel card

I don't know the answer, but I don't think I'd put all my faith in the brain-trust here. It's worth a call to their customer service to find out for sure.
dedmiston 09/18/22 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

I'm always surprised and disappointed when someone shares a frightening story with their fellow RVers and people make the wrong choice and blame the OP instead of offering compassionate commiseration with their fellow human. It shouldn't be such a difficult decision to choose kindness. https://i.imgur.com/Pz3U1eIl.jpg
dedmiston 09/16/22 01:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

https://campuslifesecurity.com/-/media/SEC/CSLS/Images/2019/05/dalton.jpg WIDTH=200 TANTRUM ALERT!!! TANTRUM ALERT!!! TANTRUM ALERT!!! I moved your thread back out of Around The Campfire for you because it seemed like you were embarrassing yourself over there and moved it back to Tech Issues where your tantrum began. This thread was a goof from the get-go, an attempt to stir things up. And then things went sideways when you didn't like getting called out on it. Now the thread is closed. Hopefully the tantrum is over.
dedmiston 09/16/22 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

You state that you were unclear if the Class A was accelerating or not...then you say he was...lots of speculation. I'm still saying it's the minivan that was at fault and it's sketchy if any blame does or does not fall on the Class A. If you’re driving defensively and you see someone passing you, you watch the horizon and take your foot off the gas.
dedmiston 09/15/22 06:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Haha, where will it go next? Maybe consider moving all the EV baiting troll threads from Tow Vehicles to Campfire as well.;) Those EV threads should go straight INTO the campfire.
dedmiston 09/15/22 02:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

Maybe I was dropped on my head as a kid, but I understood the story. Class A getting passed by a minivan didn’t slow down and the the Class A in his lane plus the minivan in the OP’s lane created a phalanx and nearly wiped out the OP. Shame on the minivan for passing where the visibility was bad; shame on the Class A for not letting the the minivan in; and shame on the minivan one more time for even driving a minivan in the first place.
dedmiston 09/15/22 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Lithium moved to ‘General RV’ing’… Why so??…Based on the long history and breadth of discourse that’s past occurred on this very topic, why so?? 3 tons Maybe he moved it because this thread reads more like a court stenographer's transcript of a game of checkers over a pickle barrel than a serious conversation about tech issues. I'm moving it from General RV'ing to Around the Campfire where checker games and pickle barrels are more appropriate. Let's see if Moderator moves it too. :B
dedmiston 09/15/22 01:19pm Tech Issues
RE: I thought the RV market might be getting soft. I was wrong.

Aw man. You sold the hauler already? The ink wasn't even dry on your check yet. Are you going to get a different hauler or go with something else? Lemme guess... You didn't like the way it towed without a WD hitch and sway control? :B Time to move up to a fifth wheel. You've got enough truck, right? Or are you holding out for an EV Class A?
dedmiston 09/14/22 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

And today we pack our kids in bubble wrap until they're old enough to vote. Our society's approach to risk nowadays: "Something bad happened just happened. We'd better outlaw it." DANG, I think we could be good friends!!! Well. We hang out in the same places.
dedmiston 09/13/22 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

And today we pack our kids in bubble wrap until they're old enough to vote. Our society's approach to risk nowadays: "Something bad happened just happened. We'd better outlaw it."
dedmiston 09/12/22 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: current diesel fuel pricing

The result is diesel prices tend to be inelastic. That means they tend to be slower to go up and down. That's not what elasticity is. It has nothing to do with any stickiness or lag in price adjustments. It has to do with the demand for a good through a range of prices. "Price elasticity" means that the change in price has little affect on the shape of the demand curve. You're kind of in the ballpark in that fuel tends to be price inelastic compared to other goods, but not because of a time lag. Elasticity boils down to how much you really need something. My demand for ice cream would be pretty flat from $0 to $6 per carton, but then at $7/carton my demand would taper off and I'd either look for substitute goods or just do without. My demand curve for oxygen is perfectly flat. I always want the same amount. Thank God it's free, but if you raised the price I'd still want the same quantity. My demand for oxygen is perfectly inelastic. Our demand for fuel is relatively inelastic compared to things like ice cream. But "inelasticity" refers to the fact that our demand doesn't change a lot based on the price. Elasticity has nothing to do with a lag in the prices based on supply. (And there are tons of other things that impact the shape of a demand curve besides the price of the good, like price and availability of substitute goods.)
dedmiston 09/12/22 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Any of you been out?

I would have gone out this weekend had I known how cool it was going to be. I just didn't believe the forecast. During this recent heat spell I've been watching the weather at home and comparing it to Ridgecrest and Johannesburg/Randsburg. The Ridgecrest weather has been just as hot as home, but Jo-burg and Randsburg have been about five degrees cooler. It was almost enough to tempt us out to Red Mountain, but not quite enough. I just noticed last week that my PTO bank is about to max out, so I told my wife I'm probably going to head out there in a few weeks when it cools down more and just stay at camp for a couple of weeks. Maybe work remotely for two days and then take the next three off. Repeat that until my PTO makes sense again. I don't like to ride solo, but I'm more than happy to camp out there by myself. And nothing makes our dogs happier than a long trip to the desert.
dedmiston 09/12/22 10:33am Toy Haulers
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