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RE: Ford 150 Lightning owner review

Again you are missing the point. Those posters who currently tow with an EV, like Reisender, or who are considering buying one with which to tow, are not creating thread after thread after thread telling everyone else that EVs are the only way to tow. They are not repeatedly creating threads to prove their point. And they are not creating a thread that links to another review that says the same thing and then walk away from it because they know there is no good to come of the thread. This is simply another thread linking to a review that says towing with the F150 significantly reduces the vehicle's range. Guess what? We already know that! It's not news. It's not useful. It's not interesting. And both threads you linked to were created to put down EVs completely and posters like Reisender have simply responded to state how they make it work with an EV. That is far more useful than just repeating "the Ford F150 EV loses 50 percent of its range when towing".
toedtoes 09/26/22 11:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 150 Lightning owner review

We get it already. The electric Ford F-150 is not up to towing. Do we have to have thread after thread stating the same thing over and over. Why don't we just sit back and wait until something new comes out and then evaluate it? It doesn't matter how many reviews get posted, they all say the same thing. No surprise. No argument. We get it. The Ford F-150 is not a realistic tow vehicle. Nothing new. (See how annoying it is to keep reading the same thing over and over???) Thank you!!!!...it does somethings really good and others not so good. Example...Just like I don't run my Ram 3500 Dually at the race track because it would suck...Doesn't mean it can't tow like a train. FYI...I have an EV...I understand what is good and bad about it...I don't need others to just hate on EVs because its "new" technology and they are scared of change...and NO I'm not saying get rid of Gas or Diesel...EVs have their place and will evolve and may turn into something ground breaking. Maybe you two should should review the forum you're on. This is a "towing Vehicle" forum. You know, where we discuss "towing vehicles". Whether they be electric, diesel, gas, propane, fuel cell or other. That's what is discussed about in this forum. If any one of these fuels suck, we will discuss why....or why not. We tow RV's and talk about towing RV's with vehicles. Whether that be a Ford, Chevy or Ram or Toyota or Tesla or any other tow vehicle. If ANY vehicle sucks at towing we are going to discuss it whether you like it or not. You're not the towing vehicle forum police. If you want to discuss why your electric vehicle is super cool while not towing you're free to go over to any fan boi forum and hang out. God knows there are plenty of electric fan boi forums. The point is that there is NO discussion. We ALL agree that electric vehicles are not tow vehicles. Why must be have thread after thread after thread saying that exact thing over and over? It's not even like other repeat discussions like 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton, 5er vs TT, trailer vs motorhome, generator vs solar, and so on because there is no opinion. It's a fact - electric vehicles are currently not capable as general tow vehicles - period. No one on this forum is, or has, suggested that an electric vehicle is effective as a general tow vehicle. Even those who have electric vehicles and tow with their electric vehicles have acknowledged that there are limitations and that many if not most people will be unsatisfied with buying an electric vehicle for general towing needs. As for the OP's intentions, it is clear that he is not posting these threads ad nauseam for any real purpose of discussion as he has stated he is not reading any of the comments posted to this thread. And stating that this review "may be of interest to those with the Ford Lightning" is assinine. Anyone who owns(has) a Ford Lightning is aware of the limitations regarding towing with it.
toedtoes 09/26/22 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 150 Lightning owner review

We get it already. The electric Ford F-150 is not up to towing. Do we have to have thread after thread stating the same thing over and over. Why don't we just sit back and wait until something new comes out and then evaluate it? It doesn't matter how many reviews get posted, they all say the same thing. No surprise. No argument. We get it. The Ford F-150 is not a realistic tow vehicle. Nothing new. (See how annoying it is to keep reading the same thing over and over???)
toedtoes 09/26/22 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailers vs Motor Home

Everyone will give you their opinion, but only you can decide which works best for you. Both have their pros and cons. And both will require compromises. I recommend making a list of pros and cons of each and using that to make the best decision.
toedtoes 09/24/22 11:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just Asking

Could a person be considered mentally unstable if he tried to sell his RV at this time of year? Depends on if he's considered mentally unstable the rest of the time.
toedtoes 09/24/22 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: New study on genetic origins of dogs

I don't think that is correct. Right now, the breeds most commonly identified as being the most closely related genetically to wolves are (not in order): Huskies Malamutes Chow Chows Akitas Shiba Inus Shih Tzus Llhasa Apsos Pekinese Samoyed Saluki Tibetan Terrier Basenji Afghan Hound Shar PeiJust recalling a chart the International Wolf Center in Ely had on the wall. They could have been identifying the breeds that LOOK the most like wolves. Huskies, malamutes, shepherds and collies would all be up there on that list. Personally, I'm glad collies aren't on this list. Tornado-dog is already a beast with the "closest to wolves" shuh tzu and pekinese and his JRT attitude. The collie dna is his only saving grace... ;)
toedtoes 09/23/22 03:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Where to get three nights of peaceful RV time?

I suspect part of the issue you are having is that you are looking at RV Parks in highly congested areas. Yes, RV Parks in Tahoe or San Francisco are crowded and expensive and/or run down. Just like hotels in those places. They are international vacation spots. It's sort of like the person who goes to Disneyland and then complains about the crowds and commercialism. That's why you go to Disneyland - if you don't want that then you go elsewhere. Look for places that are not international tourist attractions. Look at campgrounds rather than RV Parks. All the federal places I identified in my prior post are under $40 a night (under $30 for dry campsites) - no need to pay $150+ a night to get away.
toedtoes 09/19/22 05:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to get three nights of peaceful RV time?

"Yosemite, oh right, wishful thinking." Not correct. By staying on the east side of the park in the national forest you can make day trips into Yosemite. Personally I think you'll like the Lee Vining/June Lake area so much you won't go into Yosemite. The Lee Vining / June Lake area is another great option. A bit longer drive than you were looking at, but plenty to see and do.
toedtoes 09/19/22 02:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to get three nights of peaceful RV time?

There are no restaurants within walking distance, but Codorniz Recreation Area fits the rest. It's about 20 minutes off highway 99 at Chowchilla, so about 3-4 hours away from you. There are electric only sites, full hookup sites and dry sites. Dry sites look out over Eastman Lake. There is plenty of hiking all over the hills, including a trail that circles the lake. At night, the coyotes howl along the lake. Firepits and picnic tables at all sites. Another easy reach campground is Sycamore Grove just outside of Red Bluff off I-5. Again, no restaurants within walking distance. The campground is manicured grass with dry and water/electric sites. No dump station or sewer hookups. Nice nature trails, some with a nice view of Mt Shasta. Sacramento River runs between it and the freeway. You can also look at NF campgrounds near Sierra City, Sierraville, etc along highways 49 and 89. There are some that are within walking distance of the towns. They will be dry camping, but usually sit alongside rivers, creeks or lakes. The Lakes Basin area near Bassett Station is very scenic. And it looks like most are open through October/November this year. Going during the week will definitely help. New Hogan and New Melones reserviors offer great quiet off season dry camping. The campgrounds are open year round but don't get the party crowds off season. Plenty of hiking to do with lots of wildlife around. As they are in the foothills, they don't get the snow and the weather will be similar to what you have at Travis. Campsites are dry - no hookups. And again, no restaurants within walking distance. All of the above are federal gov campgrounds (NF, COE, etc) and can be reserved through recreation.gov. There are private RV Parks throughout the foothills too. Look for places along highway 49 south of Sacramento. Look around San Andreas, Mokelumne Hill, Twain Harte, Calaveras, etc. And you can try some state parks. Bodega Dunes, Calaveras, Mt Diablo, Mt Tamalpais, Samuel P Taylor, China Camp, etc. Lots of options if you're willing to look.
toedtoes 09/19/22 02:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flojet portable macerator

It does use gravity to do the major pull, but if you can dump using a stinky slinky, you can dump with the flojet. I have the portable one. I really only use it at home. On the road at dump stations, a stinky slinky is just too easy not to use. At home, I simply attach it to the dump point (it connects like a stnky slinky) and then use long jumper cables to connect it to the house battery on the other side of the RV. It does a great job of moving everything through the attached garden hose and down the clean out pipe. I have found that the power is a bit reduced if I'm not connected to shore power. It still works, but it is more powerful when I hook up. I did have the fuse blow once, easy to switch out. And I had the blades lock up - just a quarter turn on the screw and they were fine. Otherwise no problems at all. And so much nicer than connecting multiple stinky slinkies and having to manually "lift" the contents down the slinky hose line.
toedtoes 09/18/22 11:26am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Flojet portable macerator

What do you want to know?
toedtoes 09/17/22 01:56pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New study on genetic origins of dogs

I don't think that is correct. Right now, the breeds most commonly identified as being the most closely related genetically to wolves are (not in order): Huskies Malamutes Chow Chows Akitas Shiba Inus Shih Tzus Llhasa Apsos Pekinese Samoyed Saluki Tibetan Terrier Basenji Afghan Hound Shar Pei
toedtoes 09/17/22 10:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: Storage of Fresh Water - How Long

No nerve struck. I don't normally sanitize my tank - unless I smell or taste mustiness, etc. But the OP's question wasn't about sanitizing, it was about draining the tank of water between use.
toedtoes 09/15/22 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: America's first automated RV park

As I said, there are exceptions. But, the majority of folks who overnight at Walmarts, etc, are NOT going to pay $39 to park overnight. And in many areas, $40 will get you a full 24 hours with hookups at an RV Park or campground. And a dry campground could cost as little as $8-$12 with a NP senior pass. So while this concept at $39 might work in a few areas, it won't significantly reduce the Walmart overnighters or be more cost effective than many other existing opportunities.
toedtoes 09/15/22 04:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: America's first automated RV park

I only think this would work in that way if the cost was minimal. Most folks parking overnight at Walmart do so because it's a free overnight. Unless the park was under $15, most people won't choose it over Walmart. Yes, I know there are exceptions to that. But in most cases, folks who overnight at Walmart do so for the cost savings, not because they didn't want to deal with humans at an RV Park.
toedtoes 09/15/22 02:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: help moving a 5th wheel about 20 feet in Orlando

Have her call a local tow company. I did that with my clipper when it wasn't running. The tow company came over, towed the clipper out of the driveway so I could pull the trailer out, then moved the clipper back into the driveway. $125.
toedtoes 09/15/22 07:28am Towing
RE: CARB smog testing motorhomes Every 4months by 2024

Nobody is denying you your right to recreate in a big RV. They are simoly trying to stop you from poluting the earth while you do it.
toedtoes 09/15/22 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CARB smog testing motorhomes Every 4months by 2024

It only affects motorhomes that have a GVWR of over 14,000lbs. Which is 100% of class A's, and every class C over @ 24'. If you're gonna drive what is basically a big bus, then yeah you're gonna be treated like your driving a big bus.
toedtoes 09/14/22 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CARB smog testing motorhomes Every 4months by 2024

In 2024, they will require testing TWICE per year. This can be done remotely using OBD equipment. In 2027, testing will increase to 4 times per year. It only affects motorhomes that have a GVWR of over 14,000lbs.
toedtoes 09/14/22 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storage of Fresh Water - How Long

So much paranoia about FRESH water. I drain and winterize at the end of the season. In 22 years of owning our coach, I have never put anything in the FRESH water tank but water........ The wife, cat and I have never been sick from the water in out coach. I also don't put any chemicals in the waste tanks. There are no leaks, so there is no smell in the coach. Richard This isn't about sanitizing the tank. It's simply about draining the tank between trips. It's preference. I personally drink from my tank. To me bottled water, which is sealed, retains a "freshness" that water sitting in an RV tank doesn't. So, if it sits a long time (more than a months or so, I'd rather drain and fill right before a trip. If you don't drink from the tank, or don't taste a difference between water fresh from the tap and water that's been sitting in a container for a while, then don't drain.
toedtoes 09/14/22 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
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