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RE: Electric bikes !!

E-bikes are fun and you can see a bunch but is that no or low exercise activity what is best for you vs. pedal power? Have you ever riden an e bike for any length of time over varied terrain? It's hardly a "low excercise" activity, more of a "continous excercise" activity. it's pedal assist and on level ground your the power, on hills yes, it helps a great deal but your still pedalling. And for us it's easy to get out and do a 25+ mile ride for a few hours instead of 30 minutes on a short ride. So overall I'd say we are getting more and better excercise on an e bike. The good thing about Lwiddis is that he rarely actually participates in the threads that he opines in. He typically just flies in, drops a load of smelly comments, and then flies back out. Fortunately most of his comments get deleted before they have a chance to derail the threads.
dedmiston 07/27/21 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

NERD FIGHT!!!! :B It might be a regional thing too. I've been to a couple few conventions in my day, and the distinction I learned was Trekkies = TOS and Trekkers = TNG & later. My conventions were typically at the Pasadena Civic, which is close enough to Cal Tech to consider them to be THE conventions. We also went to Vegas and to a special farewell event in Hollywood for Jimmy Doohan before he got to sick called "Beam Me Up, Scotty". Not a dry eye in the house for that one. Ready to switch to Ren Faire chat next? ;)
dedmiston 07/27/21 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

We've crossed into the realm of personal jabs and wiener measuring. I knew it was just a matter of time.
dedmiston 07/27/21 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

I have to go into full nerd mode here and take exception with the use of Trekkers. That article only shows TOS sets, which makes the fans Trekkies, not Trekkers.
dedmiston 07/27/21 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

Hopefully all of us are manually flipping on our headlights as muscle memory when we start the engine and buckle up, daytime or nighttime.
dedmiston 07/27/21 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sit rep on “new” camper after first trip.

You might need to delegate the picture taking to the wife & kids. :B
dedmiston 07/26/21 07:44am Toy Haulers
RE: Sit rep on “new” camper after first trip.

The battery usage isn't that surprising. Most people in our group with two 6v get a day's charge out of them before recharging with the gen. Even with solar, you'll need to run the gen a little. Has the charger (converter) been upgraded? I doubt the previous owned upgraded it. Think about adding an inverter with a good multi stage charger. It's a great investment. Just coach up the wife and kids not to use the inverter for anything with a heavy heating element, like curling iron, toaster, or even some coffee makers. I'm glad to see you putting some miles and nights in with the new rig. I hope your family loves it as much as you do. We've made a lot of great memories in ours.
dedmiston 07/25/21 10:44am Toy Haulers
RE: America the beautiful

Outstanding. Thanks for sharing.
dedmiston 07/23/21 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yosemite questions

"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. " OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less. :o Close enough, both starts with Y.;) We laugh about this all the time in our family. It's just like plugging in a USB cable: There's a 50% chance you'll get it right, but a 100% chance you'll get it wrong the first time. And that's from a family of CA natives whose kids moved to WY to go to school. We still can't get it right.
dedmiston 07/22/21 05:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electric bikes !!

E-bikes are fun and you can see a bunch but is that no or low exercise activity what is best for you vs. pedal power? Eighteen days after the previous post, and you bumped the thread for this pearl of wisdom? Do you even own an eBike? I've pedaled over 2k miles on mine and they're amazing. But the pedal assist is just that: you're still pedaling, but it's a little easier (depending on the setting you select). I always leave mine on the lowest setting. Pedal a bike for 50 miles and then tell me that it was no exercise. Some day when the office opens again, I'll be back on the bike and train to get to work. They call it "last mile" commuting, except I pedal the first miles too to get to the local station.
dedmiston 07/22/21 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

Hey Folks - This thread is about 13 years old and about 243 pages (or 486 pages, depending on your preference settings). Let's not cause this thread to be closed down over politics. Post your local fuel prices if you feel like it, or just keep scrolling.
dedmiston 07/22/21 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Whitefish State Park MT

Two reviews from 5-6 years ago. It's hard to form an opinion based on just two reviews. The train noise seems like a red flag though.
dedmiston 07/21/21 01:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

"Anybody who gets eight years out of their RV tires isn't camping enough." Don't you mean aren't traveling enough? :) We had 8 years and about 20,000 miles on our Sailun tires when we sold it. Never an issue, no cracks, no leaks, and still looked to have good tread life. But were due to be replaced if we hadn't sold it. We did advise the buyer to replace the tires due to their age. But I wasn't going to buy six tires, just to turn around and sell the thing. FWIW I just bought 4 new Sailun tires and had them mounted and balanced for the car. 205/55-16, mounted and balanced cost me $279.00. Manufacture date was 1021. But yes, we certainly didn't camp enough. :) Yes.
dedmiston 07/20/21 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

I do know that oil company's are having to pay higher transportation costs to get the oil to the refinery this year and in the future versus last year. Higher transportation costs because of increased fuel costs? :B
dedmiston 07/20/21 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

Finally, replace the tires at a minimum every 5 years! I learned that tires will dry rot faster if they are not used or used infrequently. Replacing tires roughly every 5 years is part of the cost of ownership. Again, you can always take your chances and again old tires are fine until they aren't. this is another wives tale, 8 years is the recomended change out due to age from a tire manufacture. but there are things that can shorten that. in your case the most likely cause was moisture in the air you used to top it off. Mositure inside the tire will cause it to fail prematurly and so many tire places are cheeping out now days and not putting dryers on there air. also people at home dont think about this and when they fill up at home they are putting moisture into the tire causing dry rot. this is where nitrogen in tires shine as it is dry, but thats not practicle for most. I went to the store and bought a desicant dryer for my air compressor for this purpose and to help extend the life of my air tools. Steve Anybody who gets eight years out of their RV tires isn't camping enough.
dedmiston 07/20/21 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: New, to us, toyhauler...maybe.

We're going to need pics and a floor plan before we can pass out cigars. It sounds hopeful though.
dedmiston 07/10/21 07:56pm Toy Haulers
RE: Speaking of rolling up power cords

Does anyone else appreciate the irony of this question considering the OP's user name?
dedmiston 07/08/21 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for ideas on how to Roll up/store 50 amp cord

I have a cord and an extension and two Cord Caddy baskets, one for each. Check out the Cord Caddy on Amazon.
dedmiston 07/06/21 04:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad lands area

Kuchen is 'cake' in German. They often have Kuchen und Coffee in the morning. You beat me to it. Kuchen can be so many things: Schokokuchen, Apfelkuchen, Schwartzwaldkuchen... Oder einfach Kuchen Kuchen. I don't think I've had one I didn't like.
dedmiston 07/06/21 12:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: E-bike transportation

Keep it simple…. No fancy racks or tie downs that require an engineering degree. How boring. :B
dedmiston 07/01/21 11:26am Toy Haulers
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