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I expect a 10 cent price increase in diesel

clicky I've been reading a few of the reports on the effect of the 2020 sulfur reduction standards for gas and diesel. I don't see the problem but global Environmentalists are really affecting our pockets. Some say a price increase of 2 cent a gallon. I hope they are right or a bit high.
down home 12/27/19 11:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flying J and Pilot moving toward B20 diesel?

I think this is more state regulations than fuel station choice. Personally, traveling across the country I have encountered regen problems from buying fuel in western states. I think it is not only the high amount of bio but what the bio is made from. Dig it out on the Internet. Teh administration increased the mandatory amount of ethanol that must be incorporated into gasoline. I don't remember the amount. Biodiesel for Soy etc also,I think but don't quote me.
down home 12/27/19 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of car do u think Old Saint Nick would drive

64 427 medium riser Ford Galaxie, Black on Black tuck and roll and chrome. Cragar mags.andthe trans thtges snick snick one very shift A classic for a classic
down home 12/26/19 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Driver Ticketed For Towing Semi Trailer With Pickup Truck

I don't have any tickets. Back in the seventies We were stopped and a city policeman in Windsor,I think, Ontario walked up and told me I should take the radar detector out of the windshield.I found that it worked just as well in a place in the dash.
down home 12/25/19 09:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Driver Ticketed For Towing Semi Trailer With Pickup Truck

Canada likes to enforce things.Their highway signs use to say Safety Through Enforcement. I thought to myself all the sign needs is a picture of Uncle Joe Stalin with right hand in salute.Anyone that would put a 25kph on a divided four lane road is nuts. or a 100kph 60 mph or so limit on arrow straight four lane or even two lane sections of Trans Canada and other roads are rigid dictatorial freaks.Many years ago I wondered about all that as we saw many places where vehicles had run off the road on both sides. They went to sleep at the wheel I was informed at a Tim Hortons, in conversation with someone we sat with. And there was talk of lowering the speed limits even more as a result. That section of rod was near huge fields stretchign to the horizon with cabages I think and barns big enough to handle a couple of C5As
down home 12/24/19 11:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Neighborhood bear-UPDATE AT END

Note that the common "black bear" can be black, brown, or even blonde colored. Blacks of any color typically avoid confrontations when possible, and are generally the least aggressive to humans of the various bear species. They still command serious respect though... One my son saw, fur or five years ago along the RxR tracks was light brown. I am sure it was poached by now. 1975 or6 A baby bear was spotted up a tree next to a road less than mile from here. Where's baby there is Mama. Nothing heard after the photos. Some dimwit shot them, I am sure and bragged to his friends about it. Bears were protected then.
down home 12/24/19 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Generator theft.

Thefts of RVs and components and contents I think is a bit higher than we hear. I say that because Friends own an auto Dealership. They regularly lose tires and wheels, alternators, catalytic converters and the new emissions equipment and other things, yet I don't recall seeing anything in our local paper or on the net or on the radio. We were just talking and asked him why they didn't fence the place. I don't remember exactly what was said but their insurance is apparently cheaper than the fencing. As far as I know no cameras even. Their Dad worked with my grandfather in the coal mines in the later part of the 1800s and early part of the 20th century. A rel nice guy and pillar of the community. I think it had something to do with his values. I'm sure a lot of 3/4 and 1 tons are towing among other things RVs around the Countrywith some of their stolen equipment.
down home 12/23/19 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flying J and Pilot moving toward B20 diesel?

You get a double hit when using the B20. As mentioned, you're paying for a less expensive fuel that the dealer sells at the more expensive price, and then you get the second hit where your fuel mileage drops because there's less BTU's (energy) in a gallon of B20 than in a gallon of straight #2 diesel. 139,000BTU in #2 diesel vs 126,700BTU in a B20 diesel. Welcome to the "how do we screw the consumer again?" game. Don't forget we subsidize BioDiesel production with oru taxes
down home 12/22/19 07:05pm Tech Issues
RE: US post new Mexican travel warnings

Albequerque is notorious. Every RVer I've talked with from there ,and El Paso told numerous accounts of thefts from them an family and neighbors, break ins etc. Any city in Southern California and border town of Texas and New Mexico and I can write a book on what we observed on Arizona as well along the I10 and I20 and I40 and other roads in the Southwest but far fewer murders and kidnapings, andviolence than Mexico As to Mexico,I felt more comfortable on Hy1 in Viet Nam north of Qui Nhon, more safe than areas with major highways or transport roads,and cities of Mexico. there are areas that Natives know how to steer a course, their lives around the Narco Terrorist/Government Crooks. But most of them have relatives taken from them by violence. You feel safe going the same routes and going to same locations as years and decades before but better start acknowledging that is changing and reassessing priorities with safety the highest priority.Decades ago I wouldn't travel many areas unless with friends and heavily armed.You cannot be armed in Mexico as a Civilian or any other status unless Mexican Police or Military. You roll the dice and you take your chances. A lot of people have and contineu to tour Mexico but the situation is changing for the worse.
down home 12/21/19 11:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elec. heat v. Gas heat

We have two heat pumps with heat strips and two gas furnaces. We enter the coach and it is cold. Turn on heat pumps. The gas furnaces kick in until it gets close to heat setting and the heat pumps then take over.If during the night it gets below about 40 degrees, I think or the heat pumps stop putting out enough heat the gas furnaces take over again. If we desire we can select gas heat and it stays on gas or we can select zone one, the rear unit to be electric heat pump and zone 2 or front to be gas or vice versa. Our front unit is going to be replaced. it has bad valve. I have seen in a cold rain a lot of ice on the outside of the front heat pump, when left on electric. So I'm not sure about parameters on how they interact.
down home 12/21/19 11:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Flying J and Pilot moving toward B20 diesel?

double post
down home 12/21/19 10:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Flying J and Pilot moving toward B20 diesel?

Our 05 Catdoesn'tlikeBio or the new ultra low sulfur diesel. But Biodiesel does serious damage to injector an pump o rings and seals and fuel hoses, and other engine seals.I've heard or read of from 4,000.00 to as much as 8,000.00 to replace all the rings, seals and hoses and if injectors and pump are damaged s result it is a lot more. They say we can use up to 5% Bio diesel.I have put some B20 in the tan but not enough to exceed the 5% total volume. We filled the tank abut 1/2 tank or 45 gallons of diesel at the Kingma, Az Flyin J three weeks ago.I did not see any labels saying it contained Biodiesel. We will be sittign ehre another month so I'm going to the Ct Dealer and get some Biocide just in case.Bugs/algae likes Biodiesel as does water and Biodiesel gels easy. As noted by another poster we get fewer miles per gallon on even 5%Biodiesel. When you drive across country you notice the difference.
down home 12/21/19 10:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

Political and religious posts, pictures, links, signatures etc. are not allowed in these forums and may be removed without notice or discussion. Sorry we had to close it folks.
down home 12/20/19 11:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

More than a quarter of Kali's power comes from outside the state. Energy And with this proposal, needs would jump drastically, since they dont allow new Nuke plants for environmental fears, and existing ones now supply less than 10% of their needs. New Hydro is unlikely due to habitat effects, get ready for more windmills near you. OR a whole lot more coal, gas, and oil burning plants just outside your border being fired up. Just west of Kingman, Az are two power plants that send 100% of their power to California. Why because California Enviros wouldn't let dirty power generation plants be built in California. There are four more south of here and 90% of their energy production goes to California. They will demand another two or three electrical generation plants in Az, no doubt to fuel all those electrical new vehicles including trucks. The Californians figure electrical power comes from Sacramento connected wall plugs.
down home 12/18/19 09:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Prayer Request

Prayer on its way. Wife's Cousin in Sun Valley south of I60 is under Hospice Care for cancer too. An Air Force Veteran and very fine Christian. Creditor may take every thing before he crosses over.
down home 12/17/19 11:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Getting cold {er} in southern Arizona...

24 degrees here, near Kingman at 3500'. Been at or below freezing many nights and the rest of this week is more of the same. I'm wondering it Mother Nature will dump snow before mid to late January. Snowed a bit 2 weeks ago and the mountains were pretty in white at 500' higher level on up.
down home 12/17/19 04:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

Vortech has a kit for v10 intended for trucks. Not Turbo but dependable. Bear in mind more power exposes all the weak links. Rebuild the engine with stouter components and so on first.
down home 12/11/19 12:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What jack to have onboard for roadside tire changes?

Pert neer 1978, From Russelville, Ark, past Mt Juliet. A sign next services 200 and some miles. No motor home then a 4x4 Dodge pickup. And I could change a tire. Change a 22.5 tire and wheel of over 100 lbs on the side of the road with wrench and bottle jack. at 71, I don't think so. Back then no sech things as cellophones. Wife's Aunt and unlce lived at the bottom of mtn in a cabin. Lots of Elk and Bar, and other critters that screamed during the night. I been thinkin of a 2 meter radio, hoping their are relays for tire changes in the middle of this bit patch of sand and mtns. Maqybe wife could take one end of the wrench and me the other and loosen the, how many lugs is it; 10 @ 240 lbs torque each, I don't know. She's stouter than she looks. Can use the 2 meter radio for 911, after the heart attack.
down home 12/10/19 10:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 15 Amp Service

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down home 12/09/19 11:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension cords

We adopted the Southern Standard Building Code s many years ago I have forgotten but it was 10 gauge, Romex and so on. Right after that the new International (garbage) building code was forced on everyone. I don't really know all that was in it. however our new home built in 2007-2008 has ten gauge wiring to all plugs and switches. I know because they used the cheapest Chinese switches available in 2008 from Lowes. I've had to replace two so far and I'm not as stout as I use to be. Our LEO came by and twisted those stiff wires around for me in that small box. If I was to buy another new home it would be a custom builder using the old codes.Not the International Building code for cardboard and particle board houses made to last until the mortgage is paid off.
down home 12/09/19 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
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