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RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

I converted my Rigid impact driver to a gas powered tool using a 2 stroke weed eater motor. The battery version was just too slow. Apparently it's pretty popular as I usually get the one finger salute when leaving.
goducks10 05/21/22 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

2019 Ram 3500 12,112 miles 7,014 towing Idle 45 Drive 332
goducks10 05/19/22 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Small trailer suggestions

In many states, RVs under 4000 lbs. GVW don't require a title to sell I've never seen a trailer (RV, cargo, utility, etc) traveling down the highway without a license plate on it. Which states allow trailers to go on public roads with a license plate (and title)? Come to Oregon. In the last 45 years I've never licensed any of my utility trailers.
goducks10 05/16/22 12:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric bikes !!

I just wish the electric bike riders would keep their speed to “pedal bike speed” on our shared-use bike paths. Many of them are a hazard to walkers and other bikers. Dave I agree. I just got my wife an E bike and found that even the lowest setting was still faster than most people casually ride. The highway setting gives you 19 mph. I got 22 with full on pedaling. While it’s nice to go fast, most of us are out there to enjoy nature while riding! Guessing you have cadence sensors. Not matter how slow you pedal the sensor still tells the bike how fast to go. Once you start pedaling the bike goes to the speed equal to the PAS level you're in. Torque sensors are easier to go slow because they require you to actually pedal to go faster. The bike will actually go really slow in PAS 1.
goducks10 05/10/22 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Have you driven a Tesla? I believe you would have a better grasp on their innovation if you had. I was not a Tesla fan until I drove one. After my drive I instantly realized the ICE was obsolete. We no longer needed pistons,radiators and cranks to propel a hunk of steel down the road. The complexity of the ICE and all the moving parts were simply no longer necessary. It was also apparent that EV was capable of being more than a 50 MPG commuter car. As far as price, initially the base model Tesla's were in the 45K range which is not the cheapest car around but I would not say they are priced for the elite only. Again Tesla approached EV differently than the legacy dealers, they marketed to a different crowd, they built a car with superb performance,they were not trying to build an econo box. The legacy dealers did not lack know how, funding, or ability. More than anything they lacked vision. Their version of EV lacked mass appeal.Their version did not turn heads, their version was mundane vs. innovative. Their version did not sell. Tesla changed the game. Tesla started a real EV revolution that have lead all legacy dealers to proclaim some version of going full throtle EV by the year 203??. Yes, very nice but overpriced. No one with any sense questions if electric motors are better. They have been better since the 1800's when they lost to ICE. The issue was never the electric motor...it was storing and feeding that motor with electricity. Tesla basically uses lots of laptop batteries. No big advance in technology in the last 20-30yrs. How many $45k Teslas were ever sold? That was marketing hype nothing more. Sure when you are building for small volume niche product, you can do it different. They are still very much niche, so we will see when the big boys with manufacturing experience The big boys don't need to be 100% EV, they can put out a few models and meet or exceed Tesla numbers...and they are already doing so. The big boys are having problems building ICE, nevermind trying to build anything else. But what the big boys have accidently learned is that the car dealer as we have known it is obsolete. I predict they will slowly convert to a Tesla style salesplan. Huge dealership inventory will be a thing of the past. Thats funny. !/2 mile away from me a Subaru dealer just built a big fancy new showroom/office building and blacktopped a huge lot for inventory. My neighbor is the shop foreman and told me that the small building they had was not even close enough for all the Subaru's they sell and service.
goducks10 05/09/22 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slidouts

I've had rack & pinion slides on 3 different trailers for 111-12 years. None ever gave me an issue. I think it's the most reliable slide type made. Hydraulic will add more $$ to the price of the RV. Never owned an hydraulic slide so can't comment on reliability.
goducks10 05/08/22 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV's and internet connections

Watching TV is now the new Camping. Who wouldda thought? Not everyone is 40 years old and full of excess energy.
goducks10 05/02/22 04:17pm Technology Corner
RE: New Ranger for towing

I... Maybe even a small 5th wheel. I've never seen a 5th wheel that's small enough to be towed by a mid-sized truck in recent years. https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-review-scamp-19-smallest-fifth-wheel/
goducks10 05/02/22 04:15pm Towing
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

My local Ford dealer has two Mach E's in stock. Both have a $2,500 ADM.
goducks10 04/28/22 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I'll never stop driving an ICE vehicle. If you a young person you may have no choice.
goducks10 04/28/22 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Residential Fridge battery run time

I would suggest upgrading your charger to a Progressive Dynamics that has the option to bulk charge anytime. Even if your batteries drop down 30-40% a standard WFCO won't bulk at more than 13.6-8. You waste a lot of time trying to quick charge at 13.6.
goducks10 04/28/22 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Can't wait to see how this plays out. I think Fords going to make a lot of anti EV haters rethink it. Of course not the macho macho men.
goducks10 04/27/22 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric bikes !!

We have two Surface 604 Shreds. 48V 20AH batteries. We can get 60 miles out of them. Our longest ride so far was 44 miles. Lots of ups and downs. We have torque sensors so power is regulated by pedal pressure. We usually ride in level 2 0f 5. I can guarantee you that you will get a workout on a torque sensing vs cadence sensing bike. We've had other road and MTB's for years and use Polar heart/fitness monitors when we ride. We know how many cals we burn in 1-2-3 hrs on average. It takes a little longer to reach the same cal burn but it's not like we have to ride twice as far by any means. I would say maybe 20-25% longer to burn the same cals. We're both in our mid and late 60's and find ebikes to be a great addition to our collection. Hot days really drag on my wife so we can now extend our ride times since she doesn't have to work as hard. We ride our ebikes in places we would've never rode our other bikes because just getting to those places was a workout in and of it's self. IMO ebikes are what you make them out to be. Use all the power and it's an easy ride. Drop the power and you get a workout.
goducks10 04/27/22 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Arctic Fox 25r interior wall removal

I doubt it's for strength. It's more likely a beauty wall to hide the ugly back of the sofa. More aesthetic than anything else. Theres a lot of TT that long that just have a curtain there. A quick email or phone call to NW would settle it.
goducks10 04/24/22 10:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What % Of Alcohol Does Your State Have?

E85 gas has been sold for years at U-Gas stations in Florida. I don't use it in our Honda. My understanding is E85 has 51% to 83% ethanol. U-Gas always has plenty of customers, however; the gas cost the same as the 10% ethanol gas stations. I don't see the savings going to 15% ethanol will accomplish.Any initial savings is lost in fuel economy due to lower energy content. Depends on how much less $$ it is to how many mpg's you lose. You could actually save money.
goducks10 04/14/22 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement for Jensen Entertainment Center

My Jensen has HDMI ARC. I can and do run it through a Samsung sound bar I installed that feeds the Jensen TV. Only draw back is it's not BRay compatible. But then again the Jensen Tv isn't all that great. Good enough but that's it. We don't watch movies much, mostly TV from our Dish sat. Probably only used the TT house speakers a half dozen times since 2019. Soundbar with wireless sub and Pandora or Sat TV is our go to.
goducks10 04/11/22 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not a good week for Ford

2022 Vehicle Math. Labor shortages (Not so much the manufacturer themselves but the component and parts suppliers) + Material sourcing issues, commodity prices off the charts + Electronic components sourced from wherever available and not the usual vendors + Vehicles built then stored until parts are available, then completed at a later date. + High demand, out of control pricing (Sellers market) + Runaway Inflation = Above normal issues and recalls. Personally I would not buy a new vehicle at present unless it's an absolute necessity. Or and absurdly overpriced RV.
goducks10 04/08/22 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is happening with our members?

Maybe they're MH owners. I'm a towable RV owner and have been on here for many years but if I switched to a MH I'm sure I'd have a dumb (To MH owners) question once in a while.
goducks10 04/07/22 09:02am General RVing Issues
Not a good week for Ford

Another recall https://www.consumerreports.org/car-recalls-defects/ford-f-150-recall-transmission-can-suddenly-go-into-neutral-a2058542098/#:~:text=Ford%20is%20recalling%20certain%202021%20F-150%20pickup%20trucks,due%20to%20an%20error%20in%20the%20transmission%E2%80%99s%20software.
goducks10 04/05/22 02:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide design by Grand Design

I can tell you that even if the OP found this operation NOT to his liking at the PDI, the Factory would not pay to change it. If it is designed that way, then attempting to change a functional working as designed system would not be a warranty issue. Then the OP can make a decision, buy or walk away. This post shows WHY it is important to do the walk thru BEFORE you sign paperwork and take delivery. NEVER BUY AND SIGN PAPERWORK BEFORE THE PDI AND WALK THRU. NEVER NEVER NEVER. This is not a Auto or truck but a mobile house. I have been in the RV business for 50 years and 43 as a RV Technician. I would NEVER deviate from what I just posted and I tell my friends to do the same when they buy a new or used unit from a Dealer. Doug My dealer told me that if during PDI I wasn't satisfied I could back out. So many buyers think they're imposing on the sales person or dealer when they walk in an RV on the lot. Even during PDI they're still asking is it okay to put the awning out.
goducks10 04/05/22 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
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