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RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

This is a crazy market we are in now. All used vehicles are currently selling/returning for higher than normal prices. The kicker is new vehicles are also selling for higher than normal prices
Lantley 06/29/22 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

When supply and demand forces cause prices to fluctuate we need someone to blame! Capitolism/market forces at work!
Lantley 06/29/22 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dino juice v Electrons....

I don't know if bashing is the correct term to apply to the naysayers. Those EV towing naysayers may consider themselves realist simply because EV towing is currently not ready for prime time, which I agree. The so called realist turn to pessimist when they imply EV towing will never happen or claim not in our lifetime.. I think its way too soon to proclaim EV towing will never happen. It's amazing that we have all seen so much technology happen within our lifetime, yet we think EV towing is fools gold. I guess at some point you can't teach old dogs new tricks.
Lantley 06/29/22 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dino juice v Electrons....

I don't know what the future of EV hold s, especially as it pertains to towing. However I certainly would not jump to the conclusion that real EV towing will not occur in my lifetime. I have seen to many changes and lots of technology change our lives on a daily basis. Lots of things can happen in 30 years
Lantley 06/28/22 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unhooked for the night.

That's my point as well, if the location is so risky that you have to plan/prepare to leave in a hurry maybe you need to choose a safer camping location to start with.
Lantley 06/28/22 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

This reminds me of the time i mis-calculated my range when coming into the metro DC area. I pull a 43ft triple axle and thought i could make it outside the city where easier accessible fuel stations exist. Ended up running down to almost empty before i had to drop the trailer off at a walmart with the wife and get diesel at a low canopy fuel station. Now i start looking for fuel around half a tank and plan my route to pilot's, TA's ect. I live just north of DC metro area. One of the reasons I have my Enduraplas 26 gallon aux. tank is it ensures I have enoufh fuel to clear the DC metro area when traveling from the south. Getting fuel in the DC metro area is a hassle.
Lantley 06/27/22 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unhooked for the night.

My though is if I need to be hooked up in case the fire comes my way or the river over flows. Or whatever calamity might be over the hill than I need to choose a camping location with fewer hazards waiting to chase me away.
Lantley 06/26/22 06:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is It Worth It?

I once pondered keeping my old truck around and have 2 diesels. In the end it was too costly to have 2 HD trucks especially if one just sat around. When I pull into my Northern location for the Summer the "Storage" Insurance comes off the 01 and goes on the 15 DRW. The 15 sets all Summer until we are ready for our Winter trek down South. Really does not cost much of anything extra. I drive my dually everyday. My thought is the truck is too expensive to buy it and put it into storage. I do have extra vehicles but two HD diesels are expensive over kill. Diesels are meant to be driven not stored. One truck is enough to meet my needs. Having a 2nd just sitting there just in case is a waste of $$$ for me. Your pockets maybe deeper and that's fine. I could not justify keeping my old truck sitting around. For me it's not just the dollars spent as much I simply don't need 2 trucks when one will do. But throw in the extra insurance and maitenance and it was an esy decision for me.
Lantley 06/26/22 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is It Worth It?

I once pondered keeping my old truck around and have 2 diesels. In the end it was too costly to have 2 HD trucks especially if one just sat around.
Lantley 06/24/22 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

I think we have all experienced this situation when we see mutiple vacant sites on a busy weekend. In that case we are fortunate to have a site and witness the vacancies. The unfortunate ones are those who were not able to get a site because the campground was booked. I imagine if you feel you have the right to no show then you have not experienced or witness the vacncies because you never made it to the CG to see your unused site:S
Lantley 06/24/22 09:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is It Worth It?

My first five or six trucks in my lifetime were gassers. My last two were/are diesels. I'll never go back, even if I quit RVing. Mike I am the same, as long as I am dragging around a RV it will be pulled by a diesel. I just enjoy the way a diesel pulls for me it is a more relaxing towing experience. If I was to stop RVing I would go to a gasser most likely in a 1/2 ton. This^^^ If the plan is to tow regualrly with the truck go diesel.
Lantley 06/24/22 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

I don't do state parks and such but in the past I have rented out about everything to others and have rented about as much for my own use. And if this in fact goes on its just asking for trouble unless it is made very plain in the contract that you can keep my money or lease my spot to someone else just because I am not there. You have to reserve and pay a year in advance and then show up late to find someone else has your spot? Get real. They keep a weeks worth of money for a year and don't have a spot for you? It would take a fool to fall for that trap. Now if it is made plain in the contract that this goes on after you have to pay a year out, I wouldn't go near the place...I don't think I have ever been sent a contract when reserving a camp site. So much for reading the FINE print. Does this really go on? There are plenty of boxes to check that state you agree and understand the cancellation policies no fine print to read. If you haven't seen a contract you certainly have not stayed at a state park recently. It is common practice with boxes to check to ensure you understand the policies. If you fail to check the box your reservation will cease at that point and it will not be processed. Lots of us fools fall for that trap because we understand that the idea is to actually use the camp site vs. leaving it vacant because you can afford to. If this policy, keeps no show types away and eliminates careless vacancies than it is working as designed and is a very worthwhile policy.
Lantley 06/23/22 09:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

As I said, I already paid for it. That example you use don't hold any water. What its worth, what it is close to, etc don't matter if I have paid the price they ask far a spot I have fulfilled my obligation and they should provide me what I paid for for as long as I paid for it even if I am not there. The agreement is you paid for it with the understanding you would occupy the site it. If you fail to occupy the so called sale is void and the site become available to the next person.
Lantley 06/23/22 12:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

If I pay for it it should be mine for as long as I have paid for it even If I never show up. Just because you think it is empty and someone else has payed for it and isn't there yet don't mean you get the space If you never showed up, and don't call you forfeit the right to use site. Why should the site go unused? It's not about the money. If you have unforseeable circumstances call CG and expalin when you plan to arrive otherwise you forfeit. There are those wealthy enough to book every site in the CG for an entire month. Do they get to tie up the CG without occupying the sites simply because they can afford to?
Lantley 06/22/22 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

Interesting article. Sounds like there is an institutional failure at Colorado State Parks. I was at Lassen Volcanic National Park the other week and the camphost checked for no shows and opened the empty campsites that same day. And this was without cell service or wifi in the campground. Very effective. Hmm, I'm not sure I'm ok with that. If I've got a week long reservation that I've paid for and something has delayed me a day (weather, mechanical issue, food poisoning, whatever) I shouldn't lose my entire stay because I can't get there on the first day. Heck, I've had traffic accidents that caused such delays on trips that an 8pm arrival became 1am and I decided to Walmart the first night so as not to be rude to the other campers, being courteous shouldn't be penalized. If they've got a way to contact the park and you're a no show no call on day 2 then fine cancel the reservation to free the spot up but otherwise I payed for the spot and if I need to delay my arrival then so be it. I think the responsibilty should be on the camper to contact the CG if there is an delay or arrival issue. Not the other way around. No contact from camper within the 1st 24 hours and the site should be available to others. That gives the camper 24 hours to inform CG which should be ample time to make contact.
Lantley 06/22/22 06:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

I don't know if its the cure for cancer. But zero external heat is why EV will take over. We can debate the enviroment and batteries as though oil refining and coal have zero impact. We can debate battery technology and the grid but at the end of the day the EV gives impressive performance with minimal heat/energy wasted. No exhaust heat and no radiators or fans trying to cool the engine. That efficiency makes EV a game changer. Tesla has shown it can be done. Now that we can propel something with zero/minmal heat loss the world is going to change. Note all auto makers have proclaimed they will be converting to EV sometime in the near future. By All I mean: VW, Ford. Chevy , BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Honda.
Lantley 06/21/22 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hot Water Replacement

On demand is a bad idea for RV use. Stick with a tank LP/ electric heater
Lantley 06/21/22 12:04pm Tech Issues
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

I wonder if there were this many naysayers unwilling to give up there horse when the model T was introduced? Remember there were not many paved roads or even construction equipment to build them. Somehow we managed to build roads, gas stations, and an auto industry. We even took it a step further and built the airplane It won't be next week but I think we'll find a way to develop a battery and charging solutions over the next 20 years or so. Color TV,cell phones,computers and the internet have all been introduced since I was born and have dramatically changed the way we live and think. To think we cannot develop battery technology is silly. The thing is as new successful technology was developed, it was typically better than what it was replacing. Do you believe EV is not a step forward?
Lantley 06/21/22 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Home GPS Phone AP

Well either of those apps keep you off a road with a low over pass?? Last I looked neither of them offered the ability to enter height, weight, and length. My garmin RV GPS takes care of RV size issues. While my phone apps deal with local real time traffic flow.
Lantley 06/20/22 07:27pm Technology Corner
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

I wonder if there were this many naysayers unwilling to give up there horse when the model T was introduced? Remember there were not many paved roads or even construction equipment to build them. Somehow we managed to build roads, gas stations, and an auto industry. We even took it a step further and built the airplane It won't be next week but I think we'll find a way to develop a battery and charging solutions over the next 20 years or so. Color TV,cell phones,computers and the internet have all been introduced since I was born and have dramatically changed the way we live and think. To think we cannot develop battery technology is silly.
Lantley 06/20/22 07:24pm Tow Vehicles
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