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RE: Boondocking Water Question

I can't compare it to Oxygenics shower head, but I love High Sierra shower heads https://www.highsierrashowerheads.com/
philh 07/26/21 06:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: US 23 Frankenmuth to Ohio

There's at least one rest area southbound. There's also a sign for a low bridge at 14'0" but it was a warning sign and I never saw the actual bridge. Where it joins up with M14, there's a couple of sharper turns that are well marked, watch your lanes. South of M14 when you get into Ann Arbor area, traffic can get a bit heavy. Depending on the time of day, US23 can back up getting onto I-94. Outside frankemuth, there's a quaint little strip mall that I will go out of my way to pick up Vodka and flavored vinegar's and oils. There's also Bonner's Christmas store too.
philh 07/26/21 06:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Providing my own WiFi

I'm working from home, which is now in a campground. Primary internet is OTR Mobile, which is "unlimited", it is capped at 300G. Secondary for work, is my work hot spot, which in our permanent location is questionable signal. Tertiary for work and secondary for personal use is personal phone hotspot. 4th level is campground wifi, which us unusable at all in the summer. It's marginally useful after Labor day, but not on the weekends.
philh 07/25/21 05:55pm Technology Corner
RE: New truck pricing

With GM and Ford teetering, this might be the end of one of them. Teetering based on what metric? There is a temporary cash flow issue, but they are selling everything they can sell.
philh 07/25/21 05:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla Model S Plaid World Record - 9.08 154 mph 1/4 mile yawn! Mach E blew that away 1500-hp-electric-ford-mustang-cobra-jet-crush-the-quarter-mile-in-8-27-seconds
philh 07/25/21 05:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Now better question is why isnt Ford GM or Rivian selling any EV trucks yet? Because it hasn't been 4 years yet :)
philh 07/24/21 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

A friend at our primary campground got poked one night. Park owner spent quite a bit of time tracing the issue source. He was quite literally shocked to find out the transformer on the pole was leaking to ground. Power company was out first thing the next morning to replace the transformer.
philh 07/21/21 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV PARK I75

Carrols, meat market that has a small RV park, and if you stay there, you get a discount to the store.
philh 07/20/21 06:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1/2 ton towing a 5th wheel

1/2 ton is going to run out of payload LONG before running out of tow capacity. While there are 1/2 ton unicorns, most have not seem them in the wild.
philh 07/20/21 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Walmart selling LiFePo4 batteries $539

and if just one of the lower cost batteries inside the case has an issue, then what? LI fires are hot and nearly impossible to extinguish.
philh 07/19/21 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Saving the Clutch

Friend of mine, his wife loved her manual transmissions, but was burning out clutches every 20k miles. She used to control her speed, by slipping the clutch. My wifes garage queen, SRT Challenger, I stalled it in front of 50 of my car buddies, took a lot of ribbing on that one. One suggestion learn to drive a manual trans, except my daily drive at the time was a fiesta stick :) The clutches were SO DIFFERENT, that I just let it out too fast. I did have fun one day, finished talking to my friend who was parallel parked... and my foot just happened to "slip off the clutch", while tiny bit higher engine RPMs. Silly 275 tires must have hit some water or something on the road :)
philh 07/19/21 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Speed limits

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem. Study after study after study has shown speed differential is the greatest cause of highway accidents. Those huge pileups are generally due to atmospheric conditions when people are driving way too fast for the conditions, irrespective of speed limit. When the feds dropped their silly 55 mph mandate, the number of highway accidents plummeted.
philh 07/18/21 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trade-in sweet spot

sell it RIGHT NOW!!! Market is so freaking screwed up it's crazy. After two years, we got almost what we paid for it, and it was sold through a dealer on consignment.
philh 07/18/21 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

DW says our 310 GKR is her "dream" RV kitchen. It has four apartment-quality appliances, a full pantry with door and an island with double sink and modern three tray dishwasher. A friend with a class A was visiting and said that this was in many ways better than the top end class A kitchens. If I already didn't have a different 5er on order, this layout would def attract my attention.
philh 07/17/21 04:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: replacing pigtails on propane tanks

Yours could be NPT or Inverted Flare (check which in the LINK above) If old hoses screw directly into REG body then NPT If old hoses screw into a brass adapter on REG then Inverted Flare Yellow Gas Tape on NPT...not on Inverted Flare Tighten until you feel good resistance .... No washers used. My first TT was used, and the Community College Plumbing / Certified Master Plumber had installed a new water heater. Propane line (flare fitting), not only was loose enough to start a fire, but even better, pipe dope spread on the flare fitting.
philh 07/16/21 04:41pm Tech Issues
RE: black water tank treatments

Dihydrogen monoxide is the chemical I use...cause they are 'holding' tanks not septic tanks That stuff will kill you if it's not properly handled. I find it works better with a combination capful of calgon and laundry detergent.
philh 07/16/21 04:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Almost lost reservation in AZ park

My "permanent" home in a campground, it's easy, any site that someone wants to make annual, take precedence over a seasonal or even temp site. They will work with people, but bottom line, annual memberships keep the doors open.
philh 07/12/21 06:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Problem with U-Haul refill. Time replace my propane tanks?

Take them to any exchange place like Blue Rhino, located at stores everywhere. and only get 15 lbs of propane instead of 20lbs
philh 07/12/21 06:08pm Tech Issues
RE: 2 way radio in RV????

So, with people switching to GMRS is there a "traditional" channel for anything yet? prepper groups are tending towards a couple of channels. Many walmart store radios are on a particular frequency. The alleged travel channel, I've never heard anything on it.
philh 07/11/21 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

I saw a Charger that got a tuner on it (Diablosport Predator) before its first oil change. The car is still running, 15 years and almost 400,000 miles later. The engine and transmission are internally untouched. I recall it turned 200,000 miles at over 100MPH and 300,000 miles enroute to a HPDE. There was a guy years ago that did mobile tuning for the Dodge cars. He was leaving a wake of grenaded motors in his wake. As more and more people ended up with destroyed engines, people who dared issue negative comments were threatened with lawsuits, and IRC, there were a couple that got filed. His reputation eventually caught up with him and he went away. . As I said earlier, I won't use a tuner on a truck that is pulling a trailer. OEM's spend millions and millions making sure they calibrate for ALL atmospheric conditions. Tuners typically override built in safety margins.
philh 07/10/21 08:44am Tow Vehicles
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