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RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

Ford 186,562 Chevy 143,698 Ram 128,805
colliehauler 04/03/20 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: What meal to cook next

Baking some cod today covered with butter and toasted sliced almonds along with shrimp and a vegetable medley ( cauliflower broccoli and carrots).
colliehauler 04/03/20 09:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Good day today!

I enjoy taking the Kymco scooter out for a ride on lonely county roads. We have had some very nice days to get outside. Another enjoyable thing is to take the Collies for a walk. Today it's cold and blustery but will warm back up by Sunday. Will probably bake some almond covered cod with shrimp and vegetables for lunch and watch Escape to the country (English program) this afternoon.
colliehauler 04/03/20 09:09am Around the Campfire
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

I hope GM does well to help them survive the down turn. It will be a struggle for the auto manufacturers in general. On the positive side there ought to be some killer deals on vehicles if you have disposable income to purchase. If I were to purchase a new truck it would probably be the Ford with the new 7.3 gas motor.
colliehauler 04/03/20 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

It will be interesting to see what happens when the Zombie Apocalypse is over. Will people run out and buy new trucks/cars or, realize there are things more important than a new vehicle, like thousands of rolls of toilet paper? I was just having that conversation with the wife. Will this make younger people appreciate what they have and quit spending willy-nilly? Will this experiance weed out all the uneeded things everyone has been wasting money on? Will the "on the edge" businesses make it? Will helping your kids with schoolwork become the norm again? The stimulus package will be a double edge sword, giving away money to even those that don't need it or deserve it won't teach responsibility.True, look how many couldn't even survive a month without a handout. Absolutely no reserve fund for hard times. I doubt they will learn anything, I hope I'm wrong.
colliehauler 04/03/20 04:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: M6.5 earthquake report 4:52PM PDT near Challis, ID

Utah now Idaho wonder if California might be next?
colliehauler 04/01/20 05:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

The cheapest X's usually come up for sale owned by municipalities but are usually 2 WD and 5.4 motor with a plain Jane interior. I would also search in a area that didn't use salt on the roads. I bought mine in Texas with zero rust on it. 3.5 tons with a 5.4 seems like a terrible idea. I'd rather have an expedition. But as i search i find that my goal is in reach. I do private sales and i try to have a lot of communication beforehand, read people, get the story on the vehicle. I'm talking to a guy now who has one with 210k but he claims he replaced the engine at 87K and the trans at 150k Sounds suspicious but if it it's true it's a good deal for $4KI agree completely, that's why they can be bought so cheap. Expeditions can be bought cheap as well compared to the Excursion
colliehauler 03/30/20 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

The cheapest X's usually come up for sale owned by municipalities but are usually 2 WD and 5.4 motor with a plain Jane interior. I would also search in a area that didn't use salt on the roads. I bought mine in Texas with zero rust on it.
colliehauler 03/30/20 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

What about MPG ? I have no delusions about a three ton vehicle but i hear claims of 17-18. i struggled to get anything close the that from a V8 explorer or a 2001 Expedition.I have no problem getting 17 mpg solo hwy with the Diesel Excursion. The V-10 is more like 12 mpg solo hwy and of course both drop off towing. My V-10 truck with manual 5sp transmission did about 13.3 on my last 3500 mile trip solo last Christmas. One thing the Excursion has to prolong fuel stops is a 44 gallon fuel tank.
colliehauler 03/30/20 05:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

I've got two V-10's one in a Excursion another in a 2000 3/4 ton crew cab. The truck has the most miles 205,000 and the Excursion 139,000 miles. I had my mechanic change the plugs and coil packs on both vehicles when I bought them. You can go to the FTE forum to see the longevity of this motor. The transmission is the weak link if your towing heavy. With what your towing it should never be a issue. The Excursion is a far superior tow vehicle but very large. Some of the early models were famous for spitting plugs but I've never experienced this despite both being 2000 models. My mechanic follows proper procedure for changing plugs. I would not get the Excursion with the small motor (5.4) personal preference.
colliehauler 03/29/20 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

I know some people who fulltime that have a lot up North and one in Florida. I don't think they want/have plans to going back to home ownership. I consider myself a reverse snowbird. I go North of a summer and stay at home working on projects during the winter. I will probably take a trip to the South during the Winter but not the entire Winter. A lot of people when they retire get rid of the big house they raised a family in for a smaller place or condo so a RV might be a good transition. I know if I ever sell my house I doubt I would purchase another.
colliehauler 03/28/20 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

Unless it's a major project I fix the small things myself in order to avoid leaving it at a dealer. I realize this isn't a option for a lot of people.
colliehauler 03/28/20 04:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins Onan P2500I Inverter Portable Generator

If it was only the equivalent of the small Onan built in generator. 2800 watts gas 2500 watts propane instead of 2500 peak and 2300 operating.
colliehauler 03/27/20 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Groceries

Kroger store here had just about everything but bags of potatoes fresh carrots and TP. Meat and dairy case was full along with frozen foods. Soup isle had limited selection. I had bought TP before this all came about so don't need any. Don't feel like cooking so will go get a taco pizza from Cassie's .
colliehauler 03/24/20 10:06am Around the Campfire
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Speaking of rust belt and snow. I remember reading something a ways back ago stating the Rams were the longest lasting pickips in Canada. Something like 80% of the trucks sold between 1988 and 2012 were still registered. Apparently they now how to keep these trucks from being "ghetto cruisers" better than we do. Rust buckets often keep chugging along, so percentage on the road doesn't mean they aren't rust buckets. Average age of a vehicle when it goes to the big junkyard in the sky is around 21yrs, so give the date range you listed, 80% is about right (not every truck goes at exactly 21yrs).Then you get trucks from the Southern states that have virtually no rust after 20 years unless on the coast. I still have a 99 Ford single cab 7.3 Diesel with 6 speed manual (Texas truck) that runs great with no rust 255k miles. It doesn't get used much anymore since it's a single cab. In contrast where I go in N. MN vehicles are totally rusted out that are unsafe to drive. It's a hassle to shop 10-20hr drive from home. Great if you are already traveling there an have an extra person to drive back but when you factor in the cost, usually not worth it. Also, rarely is the rust a safety issue until it gets extreme.For me travel wasn't a issue fly down drive back. I used free airline miles and had friends in the area.
colliehauler 03/24/20 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Speaking of rust belt and snow. I remember reading something a ways back ago stating the Rams were the longest lasting pickips in Canada. Something like 80% of the trucks sold between 1988 and 2012 were still registered. Apparently they now how to keep these trucks from being "ghetto cruisers" better than we do. Rust buckets often keep chugging along, so percentage on the road doesn't mean they aren't rust buckets. Average age of a vehicle when it goes to the big junkyard in the sky is around 21yrs, so give the date range you listed, 80% is about right (not every truck goes at exactly 21yrs).Then you get trucks from the Southern states that have virtually no rust after 20 years unless on the coast. I still have a 99 Ford single cab 7.3 Diesel with 6 speed manual (Texas truck) that runs great with no rust 255k miles. It doesn't get used much anymore since it's a single cab. In contrast where I go in N. MN vehicles are totally rusted out that are unsafe to drive.
colliehauler 03/24/20 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: What a nice walk I just took!

Just now got back from a mile walk with the Collies.Feels good to stretch the legs. No snow 54F degrees outside. Supposed to get to 71F Wednesday
colliehauler 03/23/20 05:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

I enjoyed this post because it brought back memories of a big black lab named Sammie that would pass what i nicknamed "the blue haze". Aside from setting off the gas detector, she would even get up and move when the bomb went off. :BMy Collies don't pass gas very often but when they do it will clear a room. What's worse is it's a silent killer no warning what so ever.
colliehauler 03/23/20 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

Gray seems to be the in color. I rent apts and it’s amazing how popular gray is. I can hardly rent anything that doesn’t have gray plank flooring. If I have one with gray and one with brown natural the gray always goes first. Yea, I'm a landlord and grey seems to be the current fad color. I expect it to run it's course soon I hope. When I first spotted grey housing in my neighborhood I thought it was just primer. I said to my wife "When in the h_ll are they gonna paint that house"? Until I realized it was painted. Ugg, so ugly. Even burnt orange from the eighties would be better.Grey with burnt orange trim?
colliehauler 03/23/20 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

Looks like I'm behind the times, grey has overtaken white with dark colors proceding that.
colliehauler 03/23/20 02:25pm General RVing Issues
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