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RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

^True statement and its nice to see an EV owner who accurately recognizes them for what they are. Which is what you said. Numbers don’t work for me and our uses. Not a truck with good towing/range capacity. So still need a truck. Cost of entry is prohibitive as an economical commuter. Performance, yup if you get the right one, checks that box. But at double the cost of our sports car which can’t keep the tires under it anyway, it’s so fast. Unlike the nut humpers who don’t even own one and treat them like the next coming of Jesus… And prior to the fuel price spike that “is never coming back down” (just like the last however many times…lol) the numbers were even more skewed. The prices will come down, but not with the current clown behind the wheel. Are you implying that along with fuel the president also controls the price of trucks? What about Milk, he control that too?
way2roll 06/29/22 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

A few weeks ago we had 2 blowouts that caused some cosmetic damage to our FW. It's mainly just one piece of Jwrap on the side, the plastic dual fender panel, step light and a Jwrap tubular aluminum support. I've seen how Jwrap attaches and it's not out of my comfort zone for DIY. I've done plenty of work on RV's, cars, metal work etc. The estimate came in about $2k and $1500 of that was labor. Jwrap is apparently more expensive to ship than the cost of the material. Less deductible, we got a check today for $1600. Before I take it to a shop to have the work done, this seems like something I could pretty easily do myself in an afternoon. $500 in materials and I pocket $1k for my labor. Thoughts?What brand tire ?It can't see in the picture. Blow up pic seems to show Goodyear. Doug What picture are you talking about? I never posted a picture of my rig. I think Cummings posted his.
way2roll 06/29/22 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas 11 years ago from a Forum memeber

People believe what they want to believe and there are plenty of media on either side of the aisle to feed constituents' hungry agendas. Facts are slippery things and often it's hard to even tell what the facts are when biased news outlets literally tell absolute lies on a daily basis. But Oil is a commodity traded just like orange juice. It's subject to supply, demand and speculation. During covid, oil companies were actually losing money. There was no demand because no one went anywhere - for a long time. Post covid demand went from nothing to everything in a shorter span than oil companies could react to ramp up production. Neverminded the hesitancy to over produce if demand suddenly dropped off again which would result in another negative return. And then Russia - one of the largest oil producing nations in the world - attacked Ukraine. That's a big of an impact on speculation and a scramble for reactivity as one can imagine. The entire world is in a state of runaway inflation and oil is expensive literally everywhere on the planet. Many countries are paying much more than the US at the pump. Sure there's politics at play, but nothing on the order of a global pandemic and one of the number one suppliers at war and under extreme sanctions. Believe what you want, but no one person is responsible for gas prices. But everyone likes to blame someone and it's usually a person they already don't like.
way2roll 06/29/22 08:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Just going by the instructions the adjuster gave me. Insurance company sent me a check but usually the repair is more and we'll take care of that with an adjustment. His words, and the repair shop confirmed that's how it works. I don't have any burgundy or white stripes on my J wrap. It's just a solid charcoal/brown.
way2roll 06/28/22 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Have you even talked to a Paint shop? I think you will be surprised by the COST of what seems to be a simple paint job. I think you will overrun your costs and since(if) you cashed the check you are stuck. Doug Not sure if this question was directed back at me (the OP) but based on the outrigger supports being bent, I took it to a shop to have them do the work. They did mention that it will likely be more than the original estimate but the insurance company is aware and will deal with paying any adjustments. Yes, it was to you. Have you tried to get a Paint estimate? Did you cash the check? Doug Yes, I cashed it but I am not doing the work. I took it to a shop to have the work done, all of it. He said the J wrap usually comes painted but they have shop to match paint if it's off or scratched. Insurance company is aware and it's a shop the adjuster deals with all the time. When it's fixed, I pay the amount of the original estimate (my check plus my deductible) , anything extra the adjuster gets the insurance to pay for. I thought that was a clunky way to do it but whatever, the net is - I only pay my $300 deductible. According to the adjuster and the shop, this practice is business as usual. Good thing the RV is usable. Shop said he couldn't even give me an ETA on parts. Could be months.
way2roll 06/28/22 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Volvo Class A??

I know there are some MCI conversions but what about Vanhool, Temsa, and even some smaller ones? Is Prevost the standard because it's the best, cheapest, easiest to convert?
way2roll 06/27/22 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small piece of gasket coming loose on frameless window

Do you know the brand of the window? You will probably get further contacting the window manufacturer rather then the RV manufacturer. Good point. I plan on running to the storage in the next day or so, I can get pics and try and find a manufacturer.
way2roll 06/27/22 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small piece of gasket coming loose on frameless window

More thinking - everything I search shows a thick gasket going around the window. Is it possible that there is a small, spline like piece of gasket at the top just to keep water from laying the top of the larger gasket? If that's the case couldn't I just pull that out and run a bead of caulk in it's place?
way2roll 06/27/22 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel cost in your area

I purposely don't want to know the price. I need fuel, I'm going to buy it anyway.
way2roll 06/27/22 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Have you even talked to a Paint shop? I think you will be surprised by the COST of what seems to be a simple paint job. I think you will overrun your costs and since(if) you cashed the check you are stuck. Doug Not sure if this question was directed back at me (the OP) but based on the outrigger supports being bent, I took it to a shop to have them do the work. They did mention that it will likely be more than the original estimate but the insurance company is aware and will deal with paying any adjustments.
way2roll 06/27/22 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
Small piece of gasket coming loose on frameless window

I guess this isn't a FW specific issue but I have a FW so.. I noticed the other day above one of my frameless windows, one of the ones that tilt out from the bottom, that a small piece of gasket is hanging loose. I don't have a pic, I can try and get one, but it's at the top of the window and about the size of screen spline. I always thought frameless windows had a larger gasket. There's no water getting in but I think I need to address it. It's going to be hard to get to unless I can get it from the top on a ladder. It's not accessible from the inside. I googled all over and nothing describes or details what it is. Any thoughts?
way2roll 06/27/22 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

How in the world did a thread about an EV truck test end up in a debate about communism vs capitalism?
way2roll 06/24/22 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

....I think that Danny Altman, Professor Department of Immunology and Inflammation, Imperial College, London expressed the situation well in poetic words: "Professor Danny Altmann, from Imperial’s department of immunology and inflammation, said: "The message is a little bleak. Omicron and its variants are great at breakthrough, but bad at inducing immunity, thus we get reinfections ad nauseam, and a badly depleted workforce." "Not only can it break through vaccine defenses, it looks to leave very few of the hallmarks we’d expect on the immune system – it’s more stealthy than previous variants and flies under the radar, so the immune system is unable to remember it." https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/237315/omicron-infection-poor-booster-covid-19-immunity/amp/ link here--> But people and their immune systems evolve as well. There are hosts of things that would probably kill us were it not for thousands of years of evolution.
way2roll 06/23/22 03:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is It Worth It?

Diesel will net you 25 to 30% better mileage. Just do the math in your area and find out if diesel wins out in the cost contest or not. I agree with this. Despite higher price at the pump you are still better off because your MPG is better in a diesel than gas. With a gas truck you will buy more fuel than you will with a diesel, enough to make it cost more in the long run. but, the cost of a diesel truck is considerably more. How long the difference in price tag to the net in overall fuel costs would probably be long enough that it doesn't matter. Then you have value. Diesel trucks - despite fuel costs - retain higher value than the equivalent gas trucks. So you pay more up front but it's worth more on the back end. Finally, I think you said it yourself, that a diesel truck simply does the job better. The new gas trucks are phenomenal and likely better than a diesel truck a few years ago, but apples to apples, the diesel just does the job easier. No offense to gas truck owners. Either will do the job adequately. Personally, I don't really care for my new truck to just drive around. It's big, torquey, bouncy and rough riding. Once you hook up the FW though it's like a Cadillac. It's made to haul a big load, not really made as a grocery getter. I do find that I like it on long trips even without the RV but otherwise it's not a lot of fun to run to the store.
way2roll 06/23/22 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Black tank flush overfill

Why do people not leave their black tank valve open when flushing the tank? Valve open, tank won't overfill, why would I want to risk a disaster? Because it's not only the force of the water from the flush to "wash" debris from the sides of the tank, it's the physics involved to use a 1/2 or 3/4 full tank's rush of water to flush all that debris out the hose. I repeat this process several times until I get clear water. The trick, as the op found out, is not to walk away and let it overfill. It's only a disaster if that happens.
way2roll 06/22/22 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

Our FW is rock solid and no bounce, if yours is like that then it's a waste of money, but if you need it, they work.
way2roll 06/22/22 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New bathroom sink replacement bead sealer

I use DAP brand white silicone kitchen and bath adhesive sealant from Home Depot for similar projects at home and would use same in the RV. Agreed, it's still a sink regardless if it's in an RV.
way2roll 06/22/22 12:17pm Tech Issues
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. EV batteries and power production produces a great deal of heat. All EV's have cooling systems to keep the batteries from overheating. Internal heat vs external, it's still heat production that requires cooling. First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed. The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another.
way2roll 06/22/22 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Overnite-er in the Hagerstown MD area

I used to live near Hagerstown, I would have just let you park at my house. But we moved South a few years ago. An overnight on the Saturday on July 4th weekend is going to be impossible at any CG or SP. All have a 2 or 3 night minimum and will be booked solid. If you are just looking to catch some rest I would try the Wal Mart. Keystone Rv in Greencastle is only 5 minutes on I-81 North of RT 70/81 interchange. They do have a small CG next to the shop. They might have a spot. There is also the Valley Mall which is right at the 81/70 interchange. While I've never seen campers there, you could call the mall office and see if it would be a challenge to park there. I've parked there for a few hours while we had lunch on our way home from visiting family. There is a very small, little known CG called McMahon's Mill not far from Yogi. It's run down and a bit overgrown, but they do have water and elec (although you pay extra to run the AC). I stayed there once and they had a few low limbs that made me wince but no damage. No one stays there so there's a chance they have a spot. They don't advertise and I think they just get what occasional camper they get. Good luck. But if you want to try your luck on CG's - HGR has - Yogi, easiest to get in and out off 81 but expensive and 3 night min. battlefield KOA (not sure why it's called that, it's nowhere near the battlefield), Greenbrier state park, nice but not too big rig friendly - Saturday's are their busiest days with people coming to the lake for the day. Cunningham falls state park - little out of your way but not too far. And Mcmahon's mill, which is all but out of business but may have a spot for you. That's it for Hagerstown. On Edit. did a little poking around and it looks like Mr Mcmahon died a few years ago and the Mcmahon's Mill CG seems like it's totally abandoned. Shame, in it's day it was a pretty cool place and had a restaurant and museum on site.
way2roll 06/22/22 07:31am Travel Trailers
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

The thing is as new successful technology was developed, it was typically better than what it was replacing.Depends on the yardstick. TFL called it a fail. Yet people can't get enough of them. Where is the middle on this? If the Lightning is truly a fail it will not last long. I don't think it's a fail at all and it's surprising that's their take on it. It's a success in my book. But it's not better. It's different with it's own set of challenges. The demand doesn't surprise me either. For what most people use their ICE F-150's for (short range grocery getters with the occasional haul or pulling a boat to the local ramp) it makes complete sense.
way2roll 06/21/22 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
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