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RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I think we should try steam again as well.Yes and fired with coal or heavy sulfur crude ;) Anyone know the range of a steam train engine before needing water? Farther than an EV. :-)
way2roll 09/08/23 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I guess the real question is - is Ford doing this based on what they thought organic capitalistic demand is, or under government duress and funding to insulate from failure? …. . I would say it is a competitive move, not just Ford, by all of them to get ahead of the game rather than try to play the come from behind game later. Whoever is first is likely to reap the greater profits. Like it or not EV is the future. I'll have to disagree. I think it's the interim future depending on who is holding the purse and the iron fist. But there's too many downsides to EV's right now. And while I get first gen of any product will have to have it's evolution, EV's just aren't better than ICE's. Not in performance and not in measurable ecological impact when you look at the process cradle to grave. And in order to have a real success, a product needs to be better than the one it's replacing. Either that or have it forced upon you. But being forced just illustrates my argument. If EV's were better they would have succeeded through their own merits decades ago. Success isn't really success if it's mandated. Consumer demand won't support the current EV offerings to offset ICE sales. Reminds me of the whole DEF solution for diesel emissions. Sure it might work on paper, but it's clunky, messy, provides it's own ecological impacts to production and the capper - the container it's in is not recyclable. Just trading one set of problems for another. This isn't solving anything - aside from filling more coffers. BTW - I am in no way anti EV. I am all for freedom of choice to buy the products you want. I don't want to infringe on any potential EV buyer from living their dream. Just don't make it part of my tax bill.
way2roll 09/06/23 02:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I guess the real question is - is Ford doing this based on what they thought organic capitalistic demand is, or under government duress and funding to insulate from failure? If you throw enough money at something you can make it work, but is it really what consumers want? The net result is, it doesn't matter. Because whether you buy these vehicles or not, as a taxpayer you're still footing the bill either way- success or failure. But consumer demand is not the driving force behind this effort. Good thing the government knows what I need so I don't have to think about it.
way2roll 09/06/23 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Forest River

If I were looking at an RV that was 15 years old I would be less concerned with brand or model and more about the condition. I have had 2 Fr products and pretty happy with them but you could pick a top of the line brand and it wouldn't matter if it wasn't taken care of vs a lower end brand that was immaculate.
way2roll 09/05/23 10:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Water Heater

Sounds like a bad element. Any big box store would have one. Just take the old element out and find a matching one at Lowes.
way2roll 09/03/23 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow haul mode

While technically diesel pushers are Class A, they really belong in a different category as it's a whole different animal. That's an interesting take, but the reality is that there IS no "different category" for diesel pushers - the Class A category isn't limited to gassers in any definition I've ever seen. I'll agree that diesels are a "whole different animal", but only to the extent that's the reason why a lot of RV owners choose to own them, myself being one. A cursory Google search for terminology returned the following from (many others are similar): "Defining RV Types Class A diesel motorhome: Also known as diesel pushers or pullers, Class A diesel RVs are motorhomes that are self-contained. There is no vehicle needed to pull a Class A diesel RV. These RVs are large and run on diesel fuel, often including a rear-engine, multiple slide outs, onboard generators, luxury amenities, and spacious designs. Class A gas motorhome: These RVs are large self-contained gas-powered motorhomes that include features such as slide outs, appliances, and residential-style amenities. They often include exterior features, built-in generators, and luxury elements." So within the Class A definition, the only differentiating element is the power plant. But both are "Class A" RVs. If a "Tow/Haul" option is limited to gassers, that's interesting, but not relevant to the issue of what constitutes a "Class A" motorhome. I said, technically they are both Class A, so not clear what you are arguing. But if you look at the drivetrain, frame and overall construction, DPs are a totally different animal. Gas Class A's have move in common with Class C than they do DPs. But back to the point, Gas Class A's typically have a tow/haul mode unless they are quite old. To simplify; DP's and Gassers are different in terms of the question of the tow/haul mode. DP's have an engine brake but the tow/haul which mode is more about the transmissions is specific to gassers.
way2roll 09/02/23 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a toad

Personally I've always preferred ready brute elite tow bars with built in surge brakes. No need to buy an additional braking system for the toad, it's mechanical so less to fail and super simple to hook up.
way2roll 09/02/23 05:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Are all super C's 4 wheel drive?

Almost every manufacturer makes a Super C which is really just a C on a Diesel Freightliner or other make chassis. I would think a 4wd Super C is pretty custom and niche. Are you sure the conquest is 4wd? I just looked at a few online and they were not. Maybe some like Nexus or Thor majestic on the Ford F550 might come with the 4wd chassis. Hard to imagine where you'd go in a Super C that you would need 4wd without compromising the limits of the house.
way2roll 08/31/23 03:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Load range E--ST Tire

The first thing I would do on any TT or FW is inspect the tires. If they are a cheap brand ST type tire I would replace them with a brand name LT tire. We had 2 blowouts on cheap OEM tires when we had our FW. The blowouts were within 5 miles of each other and did significant damage to the FW. They put the cheapest tires they can on TT's and FW's and they are a disaster waiting to happen. The term tire bomb comes up quite a bit on various RV forums. Now if the previous owner replaced the tires then that could mitigate the issue.
way2roll 08/31/23 02:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Load range E--ST Tire

Topic might do better if it were moved to the travel trailer forum.
way2roll 08/31/23 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow haul mode

The tow/haul feature: Delays upshifts to reduce the frequency of transmission shifting. Provides engine braking in all forward gears, which will slow your vehicle and assist you in controlling your vehicle when descending a grade.
way2roll 08/29/23 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What insurance do you carry on your TOAD?

It's a car, so same as I carry on all my other cars.
way2roll 08/29/23 04:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Clearance lights

If it's just a bulb, you can get a replacement at the auto parts store.
way2roll 08/29/23 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thor Majestic 19G parts

Have you called a dealer? Probably depends on year and what mirrors they used n your unit. Maybe it came from the chassis manufacturer (Ford or Chevy). I am sure there's a serial or model number and manufacturer on the mirror somewhere. Velvac makes a lot of RV mirrors but a small C may have had mirrors when the cutaway chassis came from the chassis manufacturer before Thor got it.
way2roll 08/27/23 06:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wireless bluetooth thermometers?

You do not want Blue Tooth. as it is very short range. perhaps 200 feet give or take you want Wi-Fi and a "house" router so that you can leave the RV connected to the internet and monitor using the internet from miles away. Im not at all tech savvy, Could I use my wifes cell phone as a hotspot and monitor the thermometer from my phone? yes. good plan. Or you could install a generator auto start and solve both problems of monitoring and pet overheat risk in one solution for a little more than a wifi thermometer.
way2roll 08/26/23 07:12am Class A Motorhomes

Well I guess Covid is back. Grand daughter got it in her college. It is hitting a lot of the students hard. She has been sick for over a week. The pills have seemed to help a little. Yep, like all viruses it never really left. They just mutate to bypass vaccines. I tested positive Sunday. Fever, headache, coughing, but starting to feel human again after 5 days. I've had Covid before, this is the same symptoms but going through it much faster. Despite quarantined in a in a spare bedroom, DW has it now. I think this mutation is not really affected by the vaccine or meds. It's always a race, Viruses mutate faster than science.
way2roll 08/25/23 12:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wireless bluetooth thermometers?

Have you thought about an auto start kit for your gen set? In the absence of power your genset can start itself and can be set at a temperature trigger and in turn the AC will re-start powered from the Gen. There are several kits available. Here's the Onan one. Onan Auto Start
way2roll 08/25/23 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a Jeep Cherokee

Not sure if the OP will ever return, but - all you need to do is check your specs and weigh your coach. A quick look at Coachmen's spec sheet for your model tells me it weighs in around 14k loaded with a 22k GCWR. With a 7500 lb hitch it looks like the max weight you can tow safely is in the neighborhood of 7500 lbs. Of course the best way to tell for sure is weigh your rig loaded for travel and subtract that from the GCWR. The amount you can safely tow is the LESSER of this number OR your hitch rating. Of course even if the number is within specs you should always have a supplemental braking system on the towed vehicle.
way2roll 08/23/23 08:00am Dinghy Towing
RE: simulator hub cap lug nut covers

Tires are LT225/75R16 so what size is that tire? The LT 225 indicates that it's a light tuck tire with a tread that is 225 millimeters wide The 75 is the aspect ratio - meaning the sidewall is 75% of the width of the tire. R stands for radial and the 16 is the height - 16 inches. So you have 16 inch wheels. Lug/Jam Nuts
way2roll 08/22/23 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: shifting on downhills

I don't know about the newer models but in previous versions that's what the tow/haul mode was for. When descending if you tapped the brakes it would downshift.
way2roll 08/16/23 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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