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RE: A Pretty Good Movie

A.I. is really an oldie, came out in 2001.
fj12ryder 09/27/22 03:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Actually I think this is because of pressure from the insurance industry. They hate paying out claims.
fj12ryder 09/26/22 03:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lithium battery safety

Heck, I have no opinion on this, but I do know that quite a few posters on one of the forums I frequent put them under the bed to keep the batteries warm for cold weather charging.
fj12ryder 09/26/22 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

FWIW, even the Egyptians had beer 3,000 years ago. Everyone has a vice, some it's pride. :)
fj12ryder 09/26/22 09:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Two blow outs in one day

"1-I check the air before I start out and every time I stop and run 40psi of air" Not sure I understand this. Are you saying you run 40 pai tire pressure?
fj12ryder 09/26/22 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two blow outs in one day

These were the 16" "E" rated Westlakes? Sounds like it. They don't have the best reputation.
fj12ryder 09/24/22 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire time

I happen to think that it isn't necessary to run max sidewall pressure for a tire. IMO you can vary your pressure to reflect the amount of weight on that tire. I ran "G" rated Sailun 16" tires at 95 psi for years, and they still looked good when I sold the trailer, and they were over 6 years old. I was running a triple axle toyhauler with about 2,500 lbs. on each tire, I weighed them so I know. I didn't need to the full 110 psi, and the resultant rough ride. It worked great for me.
fj12ryder 09/24/22 06:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solitude leaning to one side.

The new springs, and EZ Flex equalizer are working great. We came down through Oklahoma/Texas on Hiway 69, and OMG, was it horrible. The trailer did well though, we forgot and left the fish in its small carry cup on the shelf in the kitchen area, and it was still there when we stopped. We had no jerking at bridge connections that we had with the Lippert Equaflex equalizers, and the old springs. We just never felt like the trailer was jerking us around like before. I'm very happy so far. Well worth every penny spent. We do have our first ding though, Peggy was backing up the truck and forgot the tailgate was up. Oops. You can't see the tailgate with the toolbox in the way. Need a new skin looks like. Oh well, stuff happens.
fj12ryder 09/19/22 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

"How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?" Lots, obviously. IMO, this borders very closely on being a troll post.
fj12ryder 09/16/22 09:22am Around the Campfire
RE: How many folks want an EV

I'd consider one at around $10,000, same as what I paid for our last passenger car.
fj12ryder 09/15/22 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

Yes, 2 WD. I'm going to go lower on the rear tires, the ride is just too harsh. Actually I'll probably never rotate the tires, I've never done it on any vehicle I've ever owned. We put about 70,000 miles on our last truck over a period of 17 years. :) This one probably won't be much more, so they will most likely age out before they wear out, just like the trailer tires.
fj12ryder 09/14/22 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

You do what you want, and I'll do what I want, and we'll both be happy.
fj12ryder 09/14/22 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

"Before the end of the year!!" Wait a minute, weren't they saying that 4 years ago? :)
fj12ryder 09/13/22 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

235/85-17 LT tires. Front axle hitched up and ready to travel: 5180 lbs. I have the front tires set to 70 psi, which is supposed to be good to 5600 lbs. Depending on how it rides, and the amount of temperature rise, I may raise those to 75 psi. Rear axle hitched up and ready to travel: 6800 lbs. Rear tires set to 65 psi, which is supposed to be good to 9800 lbs. GVWR is 14,000 lbs. Total weight truck and trailer: 26,400 lbs. Actually those weights were before the auxiliary fuel tank was added. So that would add about 200 lbs. for tank and fuel. First long trip starts tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes. I am curious about the fuel mileage as I've only checked it unloaded, and it was a little over 17 mpg, paper and pencil, not the lie-o-meter. I'm hoping for 9-10 mpg. But we shall see.
fj12ryder 09/13/22 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

Thanks for the good words Jerry. Headed out to Texas Wednesday, so we'll see how everything shakes out.
fj12ryder 09/12/22 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

Well, if you saw a lot of them, then the answer would seem to be "Yes, they really are that ignorant". Or they know something you don't. :)
fj12ryder 09/12/22 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

Maybe doing a little "cherry picking" with those stories? :) Hard to believe nobody ever died when they were wearing their seat belt.
fj12ryder 09/12/22 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

Jerry, got a couple pictures of truck and trailer. Like I said, it's not an "Oooh, WOW!" truck, but it does do the job. It does look like it sits nose high, but that's just the perspective. That sucker is dead level on the truck. No air bags needed like on our old truck. https://i.imgur.com/8h6piw0.jpg height=400 https://i.imgur.com/K3LTMNc.jpg height=400
fj12ryder 09/12/22 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to remove omnidirectional antenna

Should be some screws on the underside of the antenna. Ours came apart in two pieces and there was a collar to remove to get the antenna off the shaft. But YA(ntenna)MV.
fj12ryder 09/12/22 02:41pm Tech Issues
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

Since so few ride in a trailer, how could anyone determine a human "risk factor?"To me the chances of having a trailer accident is very small, hence I would put the risk factor pretty darned low since if you don't have an accident, you're unlikely to be hurt riding in it. Personally, I simply couldn't do it, but Peggy likes to ride back there. But I do try to discourage the prospect, just makes me uncomfortable.
fj12ryder 09/12/22 02:38pm General RVing Issues
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