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RE: Ford F150 Lightning Started Deliveries

Don’t worry the first year is already sold. Can’t buy one no matter what the functionality is for this model year. True dat! Ford stopped taking reservations and orders for F150 Lightning currently. But I can sell mine, lol. Or, there will be ready seller in case I want to keep the Cybertruck and sell the F150.:W Love EV's or not, I believe there is a market out there for what Ford has built. Think Blue Oval brain trust has recognized not a small number of F-150's are pavement princess/grocery getters/urban commuter vehicles. Price? There's more than a few ICE vehicles out there selling in the same range that folks buy without hesitation, for now anyway. The rolling power supply capable of more than charging a cell phone? Forward thinking there. The thing I like most? It's a "familiar" face doesn't look completely like a video game console in the interior. My hope is the rollout goes more smoothly than the Bronco with the 2.7L Ecoboost featuring catastrophic engine failures that have or could occur in up to 25K units. Since the initial rollout of the completely revamped Explorer Ford has had its problems with new vehicle introductions occasionally. They have a lot riding on the Lightning.
thomasmnile 06/06/22 01:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivan truck tow vehicle

Exclusive of weight, is the Rivian's size and wheelbase somewhere between a Honda Ridgeline and an F-150? Haven't yet seen one in the wild around here.......
thomasmnile 05/31/22 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Decreasing supply of Diesel Fuel and DEF Fluid

Queen, That has been my observation also. A bunch of 3rd rate news services are trying to blow this up into something and it appears the real news services are slow to bite. We don't have a diesel or def shortage. We have a distribution problem and we have known that for a long time. Then the Jimmy Haslam testimony to the surface transportation board meeting (that's not Congress). This is the same leadership of the same company that paid an 85 million dollar fine and an even larger settlement to customers it defrauded on fuel pricing 5 or more years ago? Okay......
thomasmnile 05/30/22 08:16am Coast to Coast
RE: Declared Value Insurance.....any carriers you recommend?

Man, I'm still marveling at this unfortunate incident. What are the odds?? Thank God the OP wasn't holding the fishing rod..
thomasmnile 05/25/22 03:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel Rants & Raves

Imagine--I have seen gas for $.20 a gallon, coke out of a machine for a nickle, new loaded cars less than $2000, movies a dime. On the other hand I have worked for less than $1.00 an hour. I am riding no matter what it costs--SO FAR! That was then, this is now? I probably have fewer miles on the odometer than yourself, my wistful memories go back to 19 cent a gallon gas and 50 cents for a pack of Marlboros. I did tell our daughter I've seen an inflationary cycle or two but nothing like the current experience in my lifetime anyway......
thomasmnile 05/22/22 02:58pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Family Reunion 2022

Cardiovascular surgeon in the family??:B :B Some great suggestions posted. Here's hoping bacon is less than Oh My Gawd!!!/lb before party time.
thomasmnile 05/19/22 12:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Covid in RV Parks

Not enough Reynolds Wrap to cover this thread. Hopefully, a moderator will mercifully put it out of its misery.......:)
thomasmnile 05/12/22 09:04am Full-time RVing
RE: Spare tire pressure

Sounds like an Amish craftsman goofed up.......
thomasmnile 05/05/22 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Vacation Home Buying Fizzling. RV's too?

Owned a towable RV for over a decade.Rented many condos along the coast, couple of cabins in the Blue Ridge and Smokies. Looking back I think the week rental gave us the best value and bang for the vacation buck.....for us. Everyone's situation and desires vary, to tow, what we owned, a truck was a must have, now it's gone. Cabins and trailers have been replaced with Caribbean cruises unless they get outlandish.
thomasmnile 05/04/22 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble Pairing Bluetooth mouse With Android Tablets

Sounds like our HP desk top (4 years old). The computer "sees" every stinking Bluetooth enabled device in the house, except the Bose 700 Headphones I want connected. Stupid technology.......:(
thomasmnile 05/03/22 09:46am Technology Corner
RE: Ford Parts

OP: FWIW, if you scroll to the bottom of the webpage you reference, there is a 'copyright mark' and date of 2022 followed by Ford Motor Company. Whether it's run by Ford or 3rd party via licensing agreement, who knows...
thomasmnile 04/30/22 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nascar Follies

Four of us went to the race. First time at Talladega, had a good time. Not sure if we will go back, Wisconsin to Alabama is a long haul. If you've seen one plate race at a super speedway since NASCAR whoa'd them down in the mid 80's you're probably good. 2.6 miles at Talladega or 2.5 miles at Daytona, Potato/Potatoe.. Never been to Dega for a race, but did see it from 37000 ft on a flight to Arkansas. Very impressive view on a clear day.....
thomasmnile 04/29/22 03:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

The Lightning, shares a lot of exterior sheetmetal and interior trim and components with its ICE F150 counterparts. An already familiar "face" in the marketplace. Pricing for now isn't too insane given current market conditions. It may do well in the suburban grocery getter/Home Depot weekend warrior segment. But that enormous touchscreen dangling off the dash.....ugh! Auto dimming or not, how annoying are those things at night?
thomasmnile 04/28/22 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nascar Follies

No way. #1 Kyle Busch is 36. Hardly “advancing age” even by NASCAR standards. Not to mention he’s their flagship driver. 60 cup wins and 2 championships. He’s not going anywhere…..unless he wants to. Read an interesting column I forgot which motorsports website yesterday. Professionally Kyle is in something of a prolonged performance drought. Missed playoffs back to back years and gone from a seasonal string of 1000 or more laps led to 1000 laps led......over the last 3 seasons. Yeah, he's been a wheelman over the course of his career, but last 3 seasons not so much. Throw in the uphill fight for sponsorship dollars, the new tech and rules changes that are supposed to make it "cheaper" to run a Cup team, Kyle's a man without a chair when the music stops at Gibbs. The tone of his interview, while it is classic Kyle, speaks volumes. I took the "goodbye" utterance to mean he's not interested in driving for a "marker" team. If he can't land a competitive ride if his run with Gibbs is over......
thomasmnile 04/25/22 11:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

Didn't watch the race, but after reading ESPN site yesterday, I see KB was the real story of the weekend. Tough spot he's in (along with Joe Gibbs). Full season sponsorship ending, the challenges of finding any sponsorship let alone full season, "advancing age", though Denny Hamlin is older; older but with one more season of sponsorship. Grandpa Gibbs no doubt looking to put his grandson in a Cup ride next season. Wonder how it all plays out.....might not be just Kyle on the endangered list. Christopher Bell comes to mind. Depending on the success of finding sponsorship/money, could JGR be a three car shop next season?
thomasmnile 04/25/22 08:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Samsung TV and Soundbar

I've got an LG "smart" TV with the same issue. Haven't eliminated totally but improved it greatly. If Samsung is similar setup try this: Settings>Sound>AV Sync. If the AV sync function is there, should be a button, slider or some control to adjust to "sync" the audio to the visual. Remember the good old days when this c*%p wasn't necessary? Good Luck. If all else fails, the TV quite likely has a comprehensive manual that is loaded into the set. Good luck.
thomasmnile 04/18/22 09:09am Technology Corner
RE: Catelitic Convertor protect?

Take it off yourself & go sell it like they are going to do...and replace it with a straight pipe... I remember in the 80's the 2 big auto parts catalogs, JC Whitney and Washawski (I think) marketed "catalytic converter test pipes" that were installed in place of the converter, to ostensibly determine if the converter was plugged and affecting engine performance. ;) :B
thomasmnile 04/16/22 11:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nascar Follies

I'll watch until I can't anyway. True statement regarding sponsors. I've already reached can't watch status. I'll visit the Jayski website to read what happened, it's better than NASCAR.COM. And Fox Sports? 'Nuff said. No drivers currently on the circuit I feel compelled to follow.
thomasmnile 04/14/22 10:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Windows 11 compatibility Check up for your PC or laptop

1492, thanks for the info. Best Buy sold us the subscription when we bought the PC 4 years ago. We're just a couple of old people that have use for some features of 365. Don't really mind the annual cost and it's nice to have software that never goes out of style, as it were.
thomasmnile 04/13/22 02:58pm Technology Corner
RE: What % Of Alcohol Does Your State Have?

Its sold all over the state as 'marine gas' and the stuff locally is lower octane Come to think of it, the biggest market for ethanol free gas at Wawa seems to be landscape and lawn maintenance contractors & boaters. IIRC, the alcohol free at Wawa is 89 octane, and before Wawa's entry into Florida alcohol free was around but hard to find in the Orlando area.
thomasmnile 04/13/22 09:18am General RVing Issues
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