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RE: newtruck brake control

My F350 works fine with electric over hydraulic
philh 05/22/22 04:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Interspecies Animal Friends

Our pappillon dog made friends with my wife's chickens when they were just little nuggets. Somehow he ended up in the coop. Nightime would come and he would round them up to get them into the coop.
philh 05/15/22 06:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Extending Wifi Range???

Install a mesh system. I had some constraints that were going to require some interesting system hard wires. Got a new router which is much faster and added one mesh router, it works awesome and has substantially increased my range.
philh 05/15/22 05:59pm Technology Corner
RE: New to lithium battery

Get the Lithium charger. WFCO will never go into bulk with LiFePO4 batteries and will diminish the life of the battery. Little better with progressive, but the same issue exists.
philh 05/15/22 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Advice on Best Type of Internet

If you "MUST" have internet, then you MUST have multiple source. I have a cell based router #1 Work cell #2 Personal cell #3 Park Wifi #4
philh 05/12/22 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Covid in RV Parks

I've known several people that have gotten covid and still go out into public to grocery shop, go to the malls etc. One of my favorites was someone who bragged about flying to their vacation with the flu, because it was paid for. It's easy to rationalize "your" behavior while putting others at risk
philh 05/12/22 06:48pm Full-time RVing
RE: hundreds of CD's many in original packaging, mostly country

rip them to file
philh 05/12/22 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice on Best Type of Internet

I use cell based routers. I also have a hot spot on my work cell, and personal cell. If all that fails, I can attempt to use park wifi. At my permanent park model, I have a night hawk cell router. In the 5th wheel, I have the winegard cell router. Both give me fantastic speeds.
philh 05/07/22 06:37am Technology Corner
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

It's all lip service. Buoyed by state's franchise laws
philh 05/07/22 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla. It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product How many times has Tesla not been able to produce a product when they said they would, or not met the demand? We're in uncharted territory right now.
philh 05/04/22 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: best brake controller 09 f150

What's the problem with Ford controller? I already had a P3 and used that on my F150. With the F350, I made sure it came with with the truck and sold the P3
philh 05/03/22 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Lightening interest far exceeded Ford's expectations. I've said all along, that once the OEM's started getting into EV, it would begin to stress Tesla's hold on the market. Ford appears to be deeper than GM, but I couldn't count them out of the race just yet.
philh 05/03/22 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Key west

Pro tip, don't do that route at night, with a new moon, and rain.
philh 05/03/22 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Interesting EV’s versus ICE article…

Looking for solid evidence for one side of EV or the other side being ICE is nearly impossible. Given the amount of earth that has to be moved to produce batteries and other EV components is substantial. I will add this, oil is getting more and more difficult to find and extract. But, the amount of rare earth materials is limited. We won't see this in my lifetime, but neither of these are long term, going into decades or possibly century or two. Even if we take a common material, copper, it used to be you'd find boulders of it available. Now it's much more difficult to find. Electric motors use a lot of copper. Ford new EV vehicles are using square wires in the motor stators. This avoids the need to "wrap" the copper, with weight and material savings. The cost of EV is expensive, and not expected to get cheaper. I have a hard time justifying the additional cost for BEV. I have leased a plug in hybrid in the past, and it was a good car. We're down to two vehicles, F350D and Challenger SRT. Don't expect to buy anything else anytime soon.
philh 04/28/22 07:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2022 F-150 Can Not install aftermarket brake controller!!!!!

Not all Fords come with the harness. The higher the option list, the more likely the harness is there.
philh 04/28/22 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slow start system for air conditioner

With the honda 2200 and easy start and some roof/portable solar I no longer have any need for the honda parallel kit and two generators. I have a 2500w westinghouse, and I believe it has a smaller motor than your 2200. It would not run my 15k Btu AC on the travel trailer until I installed the microaire product. On my new 5th wheel, it will start and run the smaller front AC without any mods. I haven't tried it on the rear AC yet.
philh 04/28/22 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: US23 Between Toledo and Flint

We are heading from Southern Indiana to the west coast of Lake Huron north of Saginaw Bay pulling the 5th wheel. Normally do I69 to Flint and catch I75 there. Google says there is a closure on I69 and recommends going to Toledo and taking US23 north from there. Never been on the road. From Google, it looks like a four lane limited access. Any input? Thanks! If you haven't left yet... I drove the I-69 route today from 20 miles south of I-94 all the way to Flint, and while it's under construction, it's not a bad drive. You'll be down to one lane in several places but I left at about 9am, and returned about 3pm.
philh 04/28/22 05:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Interesting EV’s versus ICE article…

Electric motors don't "reverse" direction. system changes from motor to generator. It's part of what the very expensive Integrated System Controller does.
philh 04/25/22 08:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Interesting EV’s versus ICE article…

I too doubt I'll ever buy an EV less I win a lottery or two.. I suspect the ICE I have now will.. outlast me (I am currently the oldest member of my family at about the age my "Dad" (not my bio father) was when he died and older than both my Bio-father and my mother at their deaths. In Mom's case by 7 years My car. is also 7 years old and looks good for at least a decade more.. by that Time I'll likely no longer be driving) That said: What I'd like to see is a EV with a spot where you could "Drop" an optional generator. like a Honda or Yahama inverter model.. The Generator would be modified to specifically charge the car's batteries. if connected to the car (also could make 120 vac using car batteries) and possibly (this is easiest with Honda) "Suck" gas from a tank on the car. or an optional "extended run" tank (Honda has those) and the compartment would be designed to get rid of exhaust. A locomotive using a dirty gas engine?
philh 04/25/22 08:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: US23 Between Toledo and Flint

Be careful north of I-94. Especially in the morning with all the traffic going to UoM and VA medical centers. Watch your lanes as you connect to M14 little further north and disconnect from M14. I've driven that section a million times and I'm not positive on the first one, but I think the right lane ends, and then I know for sure the left lane ends when M14 splits back off. The I96 US23 interchange a little further north is HUGE, but not an issue. Did did some collector lane work, but more so on I-96. Not a travel issue, just an amazing series of roads. Adding one other thing that probably won't impact you, police around Cabela's love tagging speeders.
philh 04/25/22 08:00pm Roads and Routes
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