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RE: Electric Bikes???

I ride a lot of miles for exercise. It is really the only form of exercise I come close to enjoying. I want an E-Bike desperately and so far I have listened to that little voice that tells me the day I get one I will be on the road to gaining 50lbs. I know my self control, which is close to zero when it comes to putting more effort into doing something than is necessary. Translation: I would use the motorized features of the bike exclusively and never work up a sweat again. Just like the half gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream, leaving the E-Bikes in the store and keeping temptation at bay is the best decision for me. If you get a true pedal assist you can still get a good workout. But it will be at a much faster pace.
mich800 06/26/20 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bikes???

I bought a Powerwagon by Rad Power Bikes. I haven't used it yet but I plan on getting it out on the road this weekend. I bought it because it is the only one rated to carry over 270 pounds. It is rated for 350 pounds. Right now I am about 335 lbs wearing clothes. I believe all Rad Power Bikes are using 750mA motors. Lectric and other e-bikes are using 500mA motors. I bought it because I have severe arthritis. Currently both my knees have bone against bone with bone spurs and no cartilage. I ordered the bike before I was told that they will do a knee replacement on me. I was hoping to use it for exercise to help lose weight since walking has become an issue. My left knee is constantly swolen and I have to continually take prescription Anti-inflammatories and occasionally need pain killers which my primary doctor will no longer subscribe for me. I've had cortisone shots ins both knees which have not given any relief and the orthopedic doctor said are not working. The orthopedic doctor put in with my insurance to get the artificial cartilage shot which the insurance will no authorize. So now we're going with the next option which is surgery as soon as I am medically cleared. I am hoping to get the replacement done on my left knee in September and the right one done by next spring. In the mean time I plan on using the bicycle to work on losing weight which is why I originally bought it. My plan has been to use it to ride as far as I can and use the motor to return home if I can't pedal to get back home. If all goes well and I lose enough weight I plan on buying a folding e-bike by next summer. I am looking at getting a folding e-bike next by either Rad Power or Lectric. The one thing that could frustrate you is these bikes are very heavy. So the non power part of the ride may not be as enjoyable as you think. Assuming it is a trail that is not entirely flat. But try it out and see if it works for you. Cycling is very good for weight loss and easy on the joint providing you fit the bike correctly to your body. Good luck on your rehabilitation.
mich800 06/25/20 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bikes???

Beleive it or not they make conversion kits. Basically and electric powered FRONT wheel. the rear wheel is not affected so you can pedal assist. I think you are trying to help. But that is not pedal assist and would not be allowed on trails that only allow pedal assist.
mich800 06/25/20 05:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bikes???

One caveat is on National Forest e-bikes can only be used on trails open to motorized vehicles.Yeah, I was thinking that most MTB trails are for non-motorized bikes. Not sure about most paved biking trails, like in an urban setting. ebikes are in their infancy and a little tricky with respect to trail use and acceptance. Many trails ban any electric type bike while others are ok with pedal assist. Any bike with a throttle (not requiring pedaling) will most likely be relegated to motorized trails or multi-use paths at best. If your intention is to ride actual mountain bike trails, I would only recommend pedal assist and even then your use will be limited. Personally, if I were to see an elderly person or couple on the trails with an ebike I would not say anything. It is the riders that are outside of their talent level and posing a problem for other trail users and themselves that is creating the friction.
mich800 06/25/20 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

Wow. I expected urbane, constructive comments on this board but have received a lot of disparaging remarks. Unbelievable. I expected more of an RV brotherhood here. You are getting constructive comments. You just do not like them. The simple answer is, if you do not like it either do not move there or get involved and propose changes.
mich800 06/24/20 05:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

You guys pretty much confirmed what I was thinking...this is the vehicle I was looking at from Auto Z Inc. who says they specialize in restoring salvage vehicles. The Car Fax says this one had front end damage, obviously enough to total it out, so it had to be pretty bad. It's true that USAA will insure them, but they won't finance them.... Anyways, I found a couple closer than Utah... Also, difficult to tell in the pics from Truecar maybe because of lighting. But looks like some weird paint matching on the passenger side, especially looking at the rear door.
mich800 05/14/20 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

You guys pretty much confirmed what I was thinking...this is the vehicle I was looking at from Auto Z Inc. who says they specialize in restoring salvage vehicles. The Car Fax says this one had front end damage, obviously enough to total it out, so it had to be pretty bad. It's true that USAA will insure them, but they won't finance them.... Anyways, I found a couple closer than Utah... I have purchased branded title vehicles. Just do your research. Many times you can search the vin to view the actual damage and if they were hiding flood damage. Here is yours at auction
mich800 05/14/20 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: The camping industry is going to be hit hard

Do y’all realize the vast majority of people are still working??? Unemployment numbers are a lagging statistic. Plus: - Unemployment agencies can't process all the applications leading to lower than actual numbers. - Many are on reduced hours. - Many have taken large pay cuts. - Businesses are going bankrupt...may take a couple more months before it really takes off. Don't see you denying what I said. But a very arrogant and out of touch comment. With rates approaching high teens in some states you think business as usual.
mich800 04/17/20 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Class V Hitch?

I have a brand new F350 with a class V hitch. It's 2.5" square. I'm getting a sleeve to insert so I can use my existing weight distribution hitch, 2". Thoughts on "needing" the torsion bars for weight distribution.... I think your truck should have come with the reducer sleeve.
mich800 04/15/20 12:32pm Towing
RE: And Texas Caves In

From the definition: "A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease." The issue with the annual flu vaccine is that it doesn't always target the proper "specific disease" that ends up in circulation, hence people get sick from the one that does. The "flu" is not specific but rather a family of viruses. So technically the flu shot is a vaccine or a cocktail of more than one vaccine. Practically speaking it may or may not be effective during "flu season" due to the varied flavors. You are debating with someone that thinks the flu is one virus.
mich800 04/14/20 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

And 80,000 people died of the flu in 2017. I don't remember a shut down then? At the rate of 22,000 right now, that would be 66,000 by the end of the year. I don't see the issue that requires the country to be shut down. 23,500 have died since March 13, at that rate it would be more like 200,000 by the end of the year. Now that the math has been corrected does an additional 150,000 deaths change your mind. During the pandemic of 1917 Spanish Flu. I believe 675,000 died. That's what we are trying to avoid. You can get a flu shot........ many don't and some of them die, chew on that. Many do get the flu shot and some of them die! Flu shot is not a vaccine and is nowhere close to 100% effective. I don't think you understand what the "flu" vaccine is. From your definition that same vaccine should work for covid-19.
mich800 04/14/20 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

That is how insurance works...the same for life insurance, health insurance, home insurance, etc. look it up and learn how insurance works Sell many, many and just a small number will need it Why don’t folks cancel their home insurance...because they haven’t had the need to use it?...or your health insurance because you haven’t had a need to use it?...etc Of course...there are good insurance companies...ok insurance rotten insurance companies... That is correct. It is a way to mitigate risk based on your tolerance and financial situation. And for those that state, "just put the insurance amount in the bank and use that". That only works IF the repair is cheaper than the premium. But you are purchasing the insurance/warranty to protect from a repair greater than the premium.
mich800 04/13/20 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 PSD owner compares it to his 2019 PSD towing 18K

It does look like the ford trannies run hotter than my chev or a Ram. chevman It has already been discussed. The trans is designed to operate at a higher temp.
mich800 04/07/20 05:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance

mich800, You are completely wrong that "you can't do that in Michigan anymore". Just did storage only on an SUV on Jan 2nd 2020 with our Michigan based insurance policy and off storage coverage only on March 26th 2020. All done thru our insurance agent and was over the cellphone when we left for Florida and on full coverage on the return trip. Have done it for boocoo years and it works just fine. We specified the dates for on storage and when back off on 1/2/20. Wife cashed the rebate check at our bank wirelessly on her cellphone. Have the documents to prove it so we know it's a fact! Maybe you need a different agent or ins company? Do you still have an active registration? Do you still have Required coverages include bodily injury/property damage (BI/PD), personal injury protection (PIP), and property protection insurance (PPI)? If the answer is yes and no. Then yes the state can cancel your registration. Just because you have not seen it does not mean it does not occur. There are agents that know how to get around it and minimize your chances of getting caught based on when the SOS typically checks on insurance.
mich800 04/07/20 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

I think one of the best agruments against the it's a hoax, and all media hype, is communist China. Their media is state controlled, I don't think they care much about their own people, but they do care about their ecomeny. So for them to go in lock down tells me, the threat is very real. Best we listen to the folks who do this for a living in my opinion. And not someone without absoultly no knowledge, spouting his or her pet theory China is no longer in lockdown. Was most of China ever in lockdown? I agree with trusting those who do it for a living. This does not include the news stories or politicians (unless they include their sources), where most of everybody’s information is probably coming from. I prefer to look at the raw data that is published from reputable sources and draw my own conclusions. If that is how you analyze the data you may want to steer clear from any "news" out of China. Your first and subsequent statements do not reconcile if you are a fact person.
mich800 04/07/20 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

mich800 04/07/20 04:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

We also have and exercise the option of calling our insurance agent and having just storage insurance on any one of our vehicles/tow vehicles when we don't plan to be using them for X time You cannot do that in Michigan anymore. Unless the storage also includes the state minimum liability. They will cancel your plate now.
mich800 04/07/20 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Rebuilding my eu2000i... (never did this before)

One thing I am wondering. It has spark. But is it possible to have a weak spark? All small engine have had electronic ignition for the past 30-40 years. It either has adequate spark or it will have no spark. Agree. And with no pre-disassembly data like compression and base motor health it will be difficult to troubleshoot at this point. Could be something as simple as a faulty low oil sensor or stuck gas cap vent. Options now seem to be complete rebuild or reassemble and start the troubleshoot process over. "I do remember at the end, when it did run, it had lost power." what does this mean other than running poorly.
mich800 04/06/20 05:40pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Insurance (Full Time)

Almost sounds like you got quoted a commercial policy. Who was the quote from?
mich800 04/06/20 05:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

Yeah same around here GM was basically giving the trucks away up to 12k off and 0% for 84 months... Your bias is showing. GM was not doing 12k cash and 0% for 84. Additionally, you had to have near perfect credit to score the 84. As for the other discussions regarding sales being higher in May for Ford F-series, it is proven that vehicles sales are seasonal based on factors. The auto companies all know and understand, and then we get politics and world impacts that disrupt. Correct. All three have a variation of that financing offer now. And none of them offered it before the economy shutdown.
mich800 04/06/20 07:41am Tow Vehicles
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